The table below looks at the statistics for SQL Server skills in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SQL Server over the 3 months to 4 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 29 11 11
Rank change year-on-year
-18 0
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 99 144 123
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 5.25% 11.00% 10.49%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 24.81% 48.16% 51.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 105 77
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£338 £323 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.65% +4.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £227 £260 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £410 £354
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 2
Average hourly rate £19.00 £19.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.56% +2.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.40 £18.30 £12.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.80 £20.70 £25.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.75 £31.00 £30.25
% change year-on-year
+5.64% +2.47%
SQL Server
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Database & Business Intelligence category in contract jobs advertised in the Manchester region.

Database & Business Intelligence Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
399 299 237
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 21.18% 22.84% 20.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 273 207 138
Average daily rate £400 £323 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.03% -0.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £252 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 3
Average hourly rate £19.00 £19.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.56% -29.09%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.55 £31.80 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+5.51% -2.16%

SQL Server
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server across the Manchester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Database & Business Intelligence category.

SQL Server Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

SQL Server
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SQL Server across the Manchester region.

SQL Server Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

SQL Server
Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SQL Server across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 4 September 2015.

SQL Server Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

SQL Server
Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server across the Manchester region.

SQL Server Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

SQL Server
Hourly Rate Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SQL Server across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 4 September 2015.

SQL Server Hourly Rate Histogram in Manchester

SQL Server
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 4 September 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
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Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Altrincham +2 2 £375 +47.05% 9
Bolton 0 1 £230 -43.90% 12
Salford -1 1 £225 -30.76% 1
Stockport -1 1 £325 +1.56% 15
Oldham - 1 - - 4
SQL Server
North West

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester region citing SQL Server also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SQL Server.

1 112 (54.90%) SQL
2 75 (36.76%) .NET
3 63 (30.88%) C#
4 61 (29.90%) Microsoft
5 60 (29.41%) T-SQL
6 49 (24.02%) SQL Server 2008
7 48 (23.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 45 (22.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 44 (21.57%) Finance
9 44 (21.57%) ASP.NET
10 39 (19.12%) MVC
11 36 (17.65%) HTML
11 36 (17.65%) Data Warehouse
12 34 (16.67%) JavaScript
13 33 (16.18%) CSS
14 32 (15.69%) SQL Server 2012
15 31 (15.20%) jQuery
15 31 (15.20%) Business Intelligence
15 31 (15.20%) Agile Software Development
16 29 (14.22%) Oracle
17 27 (13.24%) Visual Studio
18 26 (12.75%) MS Excel
19 25 (12.25%) Team Foundation Server
20 24 (11.76%) Web Services
20 24 (11.76%) ETL
20 24 (11.76%) Migration
21 20 (9.80%) Windows
22 19 (9.31%) SQL Server Analysis Services
23 18 (8.82%) Java
24 17 (8.33%) SharePoint

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester region citing SQL Server also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SQL Server. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 17 (8.33%) SharePoint
2 11 (5.39%) WebSphere
3 7 (3.43%) IIS
4 6 (2.94%) CMS
4 6 (2.94%) SharePoint 2010
5 5 (2.45%) Umbraco
5 5 (2.45%) Tomcat
6 4 (1.96%) Apache
7 3 (1.47%) WebLogic
7 3 (1.47%) IBM Notes
7 3 (1.47%) MS Exchange
8 2 (0.98%) JBoss
8 2 (0.98%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (0.98%) WebLogic Integration
8 2 (0.98%) Exchange Server 2010
8 2 (0.98%) LiveCycle
8 2 (0.98%) Apache Spark
9 1 (0.49%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.49%) Sitecore CMS
9 1 (0.49%) Lync
Applications
1 26 (12.75%) MS Excel
2 8 (3.92%) MS Office
3 2 (0.98%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.49%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.49%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.49%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (3.92%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.98%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.98%) Oracle Financial Analyzer
2 2 (0.98%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (0.98%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.49%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.49%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.96%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (1.96%) PaaS
1 4 (1.96%) IaaS
2 3 (1.47%) Office 365
3 2 (0.98%) SaaS
4 1 (0.49%) Google Analytics
4 1 (0.49%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.49%) Google Drive
Communications & Networking
1 7 (3.43%) Firewall
2 5 (2.45%) SAN
3 4 (1.96%) DNS
3 4 (1.96%) LDAP
4 3 (1.47%) LAN
4 3 (1.47%) VPN
5 2 (0.98%) SSH
5 2 (0.98%) WAN
5 2 (0.98%) SMTP
5 2 (0.98%) DHCP
5 2 (0.98%) SSL
5 2 (0.98%) Internet
5 2 (0.98%) Extranet
5 2 (0.98%) FTP
5 2 (0.98%) SNMP
6 1 (0.49%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.49%) HTTP
6 1 (0.49%) Ethernet
6 1 (0.49%) VoIP
6 1 (0.49%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (24.02%) SQL Server 2008
2 48 (23.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 45 (22.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 36 (17.65%) Data Warehouse
5 32 (15.69%) SQL Server 2012
6 19 (9.31%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 11 (5.39%) Oracle Database
8 10 (4.90%) Relational Database
8 10 (4.90%) MySQL
9 8 (3.92%) SQL Server 2005
10 6 (2.94%) QlikView
10 6 (2.94%) DB2
11 5 (2.45%) OLAP
11 5 (2.45%) Oracle Reports
11 5 (2.45%) Oracle Database 10g
12 4 (1.96%) MS Access
12 4 (1.96%) RDBMS
13 3 (1.47%) NoSQL
13 3 (1.47%) SQL Server 2000
13 3 (1.47%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 27 (13.24%) Visual Studio
2 25 (12.25%) Team Foundation Server
3 8 (3.92%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 3 (1.47%) Git (software)
4 3 (1.47%) NUnit
4 3 (1.47%) Subversion
5 2 (0.98%) Toad
5 2 (0.98%) Oracle APEX
5 2 (0.98%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.49%) JUnit
6 1 (0.49%) Talend Open Studio
6 1 (0.49%) TestNG
6 1 (0.49%) Log4j
6 1 (0.49%) Maven
6 1 (0.49%) MorphX
6 1 (0.49%) JIRA
6 1 (0.49%) MSTest
6 1 (0.49%) Rhino Mocks
6 1 (0.49%) Moq
6 1 (0.49%) Cucumber
General
1 44 (21.57%) Finance
2 8 (3.92%) Banking
3 7 (3.43%) Legal
4 5 (2.45%) Retail
5 3 (1.47%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.47%) Advertising
5 3 (1.47%) Marketing
6 2 (0.98%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.98%) Electronics
7 1 (0.49%) Back Office
7 1 (0.49%) Billing
7 1 (0.49%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 116 (56.86%) Developer
2 39 (19.12%) SQL Developer
3 35 (17.16%) .NET Developer
4 24 (11.76%) DBA
5 21 (10.29%) Analyst
5 21 (10.29%) SQL DBA
6 14 (6.86%) ASP.NET Developer
7 12 (5.88%) C# Developer
8 11 (5.39%) Java Developer
9 10 (4.90%) Architect
9 10 (4.90%) C# .NET Developer
10 9 (4.41%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 9 (4.41%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 9 (4.41%) SQL Server DBA
10 9 (4.41%) SQL Server Developer
11 8 (3.92%) Data Analyst
11 8 (3.92%) Consultant
11 8 (3.92%) Administrator
11 8 (3.92%) Microsoft Developer
12 7 (3.43%) CRM Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 75 (36.76%) .NET
2 44 (21.57%) ASP.NET
3 36 (17.65%) HTML
4 33 (16.18%) CSS
5 31 (15.20%) jQuery
6 24 (11.76%) Web Services
7 17 (8.33%) WCF
8 16 (7.84%) ASP.NET MVC
9 14 (6.86%) Entity Framework
9 14 (6.86%) XML
10 13 (6.37%) Ajax
11 12 (5.88%) Middleware
12 11 (5.39%) HTML5
12 11 (5.39%) .NET Framework
13 10 (4.90%) Spring
13 10 (4.90%) J2EE
14 9 (4.41%) AngularJS
15 7 (3.43%) XML Messaging
16 6 (2.94%) REST
16 6 (2.94%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 10 (4.90%) Enterprise Software
1 10 (4.90%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (3.43%) NHS
3 5 (2.45%) Clustering
4 4 (1.96%) PKI
4 4 (1.96%) Mainframe
4 4 (1.96%) Replication
4 4 (1.96%) Data Centre
5 3 (1.47%) Algorithms
5 3 (1.47%) Inversion of Control
5 3 (1.47%) N-Tier
6 2 (0.98%) Thin Client
6 2 (0.98%) DTV
6 2 (0.98%) Management Information System
6 2 (0.98%) Computer Science
6 2 (0.98%) Social Network
6 2 (0.98%) Fat Client
6 2 (0.98%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.49%) Public Cloud
7 1 (0.49%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 20 (9.80%) Windows
2 8 (3.92%) Linux
2 8 (3.92%) Windows Server 2008
2 8 (3.92%) UNIX
3 6 (2.94%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (1.96%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (0.98%) SUSE
5 2 (0.98%) AIX
5 2 (0.98%) HPUX
5 2 (0.98%) Solaris
5 2 (0.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.49%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.49%) Android
6 1 (0.49%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (19.12%) MVC
2 31 (15.20%) Business Intelligence
2 31 (15.20%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (11.76%) ETL
3 24 (11.76%) Migration
4 16 (7.84%) TDD
5 15 (7.35%) SOA
5 15 (7.35%) OO
5 15 (7.35%) Data Migration
6 12 (5.88%) Performance Tuning
6 12 (5.88%) ITIL
7 11 (5.39%) CRM
7 11 (5.39%) Service Management
7 11 (5.39%) Waterfall
8 10 (4.90%) Scrum
9 8 (3.92%) PRINCE2
10 7 (3.43%) Web Development
10 7 (3.43%) Continuous Integration
11 6 (2.94%) Data Analysis
11 6 (2.94%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 112 (54.90%) SQL
2 63 (30.88%) C#
3 60 (29.41%) T-SQL
4 34 (16.67%) JavaScript
5 18 (8.82%) Java
6 9 (4.41%) VB
7 8 (3.92%) PHP
7 8 (3.92%) PL/SQL
8 4 (1.96%) VB.NET
8 4 (1.96%) PowerShell
8 4 (1.96%) VBA
9 3 (1.47%) Python
9 3 (1.47%) Bash Shell
9 3 (1.47%) C++
10 2 (0.98%) C
10 2 (0.98%) FoxPro (VFP)
10 2 (0.98%) VB6
10 2 (0.98%) Ruby
10 2 (0.98%) X++
10 2 (0.98%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 7 (3.43%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (2.94%) Degree
3 5 (2.45%) Security Cleared
4 4 (1.96%) MCSE
5 3 (1.47%) MCSA
5 3 (1.47%) ISEB
5 3 (1.47%) ISTQB
6 2 (0.98%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 2 (0.98%) ISEB Practitioner
6 2 (0.98%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 2 (0.98%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (0.98%) MCITP
6 2 (0.98%) CCNA
7 1 (0.49%) MCP
7 1 (0.49%) CCNP
7 1 (0.49%) PMP
7 1 (0.49%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.49%) CISA
7 1 (0.49%) CCENT
7 1 (0.49%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (5.88%) QA
2 1 (0.49%) HL7
2 1 (0.49%) SLA
2 1 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 11 (5.39%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (2.94%) Active Directory
3 3 (1.47%) Hyper-V
3 3 (1.47%) XenDesktop
4 2 (0.98%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.49%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (0.49%) XenApp
5 1 (0.49%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (1.47%) Hyperic
2 2 (0.98%) SCCM
2 2 (0.98%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.49%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (0.49%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (0.49%) WMI
Vendors
1 61 (29.90%) Microsoft
2 29 (14.22%) Oracle
3 16 (7.84%) VMware
4 9 (4.41%) TIBCO
5 8 (3.92%) Cisco
6 7 (3.43%) Sybase
7 6 (2.94%) SAP
8 5 (2.45%) Citrix
8 5 (2.45%) Veeam
9 4 (1.96%) HP
10 3 (1.47%) Facebook
10 3 (1.47%) Twitter
10 3 (1.47%) NetApp
10 3 (1.47%) Lotus
10 3 (1.47%) Google
11 2 (0.98%) Red Hat
11 2 (0.98%) IBM
11 2 (0.98%) Adobe
11 2 (0.98%) SmartStream
12 1 (0.49%) Cognos
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