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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SQL Server over the 3 months to 25 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
25 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 12 26 10
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -16
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 178 100 150
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 9.58% 5.62% 11.34%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 43.20% 25.77% 49.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 117 76 104
Median daily rate £350 £350 £323
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £463 £405
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 4
Median hourly rate - £19.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +15.15%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £29.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+6.77% +31.11%
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
412 388 301
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 22.16% 21.82% 22.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 256 257 200
Median daily rate £375 £400 £323
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +24.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £288 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 4
Median hourly rate £29.01 £19.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+52.69% +5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.35 £15.50 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.36 £35.00 £19.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £33.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-13.63% +32.00%

SQL Server
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Manchester region citing SQL Server as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 25 August 2016.

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
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 25 August 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bolton -2 4 £275 -3.08% 5
Bury - 4 £350 - 3
Stockport -9 3 £338 -3.91% 8
Salford -9 1 £220 -2.22% 1
Wigan - 1 £375 - 3
SQL Server
North West

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 25 August 2016, IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Manchester region with a requirement for SQL Server.

1 140 (49.30%) .NET
2 124 (43.66%) C#
3 112 (39.44%) SQL
4 99 (34.86%) MVC
5 92 (32.39%) ASP.NET
6 89 (31.34%) JavaScript
7 76 (26.76%) Microsoft
8 67 (23.59%) Agile Software Development
9 62 (21.83%) jQuery
10 60 (21.13%) HTML
11 56 (19.72%) Windows
12 51 (17.96%) CSS
12 51 (17.96%) ASP.NET MVC
13 45 (15.85%) Business Intelligence
14 41 (14.44%) MS Excel
15 40 (14.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 39 (13.73%) VMware
16 39 (13.73%) T-SQL
16 39 (13.73%) Oracle
17 35 (12.32%) Migration
17 35 (12.32%) Web Development
18 33 (11.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 33 (11.62%) Active Directory
19 32 (11.27%) ETL
19 32 (11.27%) Windows Server
20 31 (10.92%) Scrum
21 30 (10.56%) TDD
22 29 (10.21%) Citrix
22 29 (10.21%) AngularJS
23 24 (8.45%) .NET Framework

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 19 (6.69%) SharePoint
2 13 (4.58%) CMS
3 8 (2.82%) WebSphere
4 6 (2.11%) Skype for Business
5 5 (1.76%) MS Exchange
5 5 (1.76%) SAS
5 5 (1.76%) SharePoint 2010
5 5 (1.76%) WebSphere Application Server
6 4 (1.41%) BizTalk Server
6 4 (1.41%) IIS
6 4 (1.41%) Umbraco
7 3 (1.06%) JBoss
7 3 (1.06%) Sitecore CMS
7 3 (1.06%) Sitefinity
8 2 (0.70%) EPiServer CMS
8 2 (0.70%) GlassFish
8 2 (0.70%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (0.70%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.35%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.35%) WordPress
Applications
1 41 (14.44%) MS Excel
2 11 (3.87%) MS Office
3 2 (0.70%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (0.70%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 7 (2.46%) Dynamics AX
2 5 (1.76%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.35%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.35%) Infor M3
3 1 (0.35%) nopCommerce
3 1 (0.35%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.35%) Oracle Payroll
3 1 (0.35%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (0.35%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 14 (4.93%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (2.46%) Office 365
3 4 (1.41%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (1.06%) Google Analytics
4 3 (1.06%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (0.35%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.35%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.35%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (5.28%) Firewall
2 13 (4.58%) DHCP
2 13 (4.58%) DNS
3 12 (4.23%) NetScaler
3 12 (4.23%) SAN
4 11 (3.87%) VLAN
5 10 (3.52%) TCP/IP
6 6 (2.11%) HTTP
6 6 (2.11%) LAN
6 6 (2.11%) WAN
7 5 (1.76%) FTP
7 5 (1.76%) Network Security
7 5 (1.76%) Wi-Fi
8 4 (1.41%) SMTP
8 4 (1.41%) Unified Communications
8 4 (1.41%) VoIP
9 3 (1.06%) Cisco Nexus
9 3 (1.06%) IP Telephony
10 2 (0.70%) VPN
10 2 (0.70%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (14.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 33 (11.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 18 (6.34%) Data Warehouse
4 17 (5.99%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 16 (5.63%) SQL Server 2012
6 12 (4.23%) MongoDB
7 11 (3.87%) SQL Server 2008
7 11 (3.87%) SQL Server 2014
8 9 (3.17%) MySQL
8 9 (3.17%) Oracle Database
8 9 (3.17%) Relational Database
9 8 (2.82%) Oracle Database 11g
10 7 (2.46%) DataStage
10 7 (2.46%) PostgreSQL
11 6 (2.11%) NoSQL
12 5 (1.76%) SAS Enterprise Guide
12 5 (1.76%) SQL Server 2005
13 4 (1.41%) DB2
13 4 (1.41%) Power BI
13 4 (1.41%) Redis
Development Applications
1 20 (7.04%) Team Foundation Server
1 20 (7.04%) Visual Studio
2 14 (4.93%) Selenium
3 9 (3.17%) JIRA
4 8 (2.82%) Git (software)
5 7 (2.46%) Jenkins
5 7 (2.46%) Mocha
6 6 (2.11%) Cucumber
7 5 (1.76%) Mercurial
7 5 (1.76%) NUnit
8 4 (1.41%) SpecFlow
8 4 (1.41%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 3 (1.06%) HP UFT
9 3 (1.06%) LoadRunner
9 3 (1.06%) Moq
9 3 (1.06%) Octopus Deploy
10 2 (0.70%) Eclipse
10 2 (0.70%) Eclipse RCP
10 2 (0.70%) Subversion
10 2 (0.70%) Toad
General
1 23 (8.10%) Finance
2 10 (3.52%) Manufacturing
3 9 (3.17%) Advertising
4 7 (2.46%) Retail
5 6 (2.11%) Marketing
6 2 (0.70%) Back Office
6 2 (0.70%) Banking
6 2 (0.70%) Corporate Banking
7 1 (0.35%) Legal
7 1 (0.35%) Mandarin Language
Job Titles
1 170 (59.86%) Developer
2 63 (22.18%) .NET Developer
3 56 (19.72%) C# Developer
4 41 (14.44%) SQL Developer
5 37 (13.03%) C# .NET Developer
6 35 (12.32%) Analyst
7 31 (10.92%) ASP.NET Developer
8 29 (10.21%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
9 26 (9.15%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 25 (8.80%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 21 (7.39%) Web Developer
12 15 (5.28%) Citrix Specialist
13 14 (4.93%) SQL Analyst
14 12 (4.23%) Data Analyst
14 12 (4.23%) Designer
14 12 (4.23%) SQL BI Developer
15 11 (3.87%) Senior Developer
16 9 (3.17%) DBA
16 9 (3.17%) SQL Server Developer
17 8 (2.82%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 140 (49.30%) .NET
2 92 (32.39%) ASP.NET
3 62 (21.83%) jQuery
4 60 (21.13%) HTML
5 51 (17.96%) ASP.NET MVC
5 51 (17.96%) CSS
6 29 (10.21%) AngularJS
7 24 (8.45%) .NET Framework
8 23 (8.10%) Entity Framework
8 23 (8.10%) WCF
9 21 (7.39%) HTML5
10 20 (7.04%) Web Services
11 19 (6.69%) XML
12 18 (6.34%) ASP.NET Web API
13 14 (4.93%) ASP.NET Web Forms
13 14 (4.93%) RabbitMQ
14 13 (4.58%) LINQ
15 12 (4.23%) CSS3
16 11 (3.87%) RESTful
17 10 (3.52%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 14 (4.93%) Data Centre
2 13 (4.58%) Fat Client
2 13 (4.58%) Thin Client
3 9 (3.17%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (2.82%) NHS
5 6 (2.11%) Computer Science
5 6 (2.11%) Visualisation
6 5 (1.76%) Digital Media
7 4 (1.41%) Replication
8 3 (1.06%) Algorithms
8 3 (1.06%) Cryptography
8 3 (1.06%) Inversion of Control
8 3 (1.06%) iPad
8 3 (1.06%) Life Science
8 3 (1.06%) Management Information System
8 3 (1.06%) Mathematics
8 3 (1.06%) Physics
9 2 (0.70%) Data Integration
9 2 (0.70%) Data Structures
9 2 (0.70%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 56 (19.72%) Windows
2 32 (11.27%) Windows Server
3 20 (7.04%) Windows Server 2012
4 19 (6.69%) Windows Server 2008
5 17 (5.99%) Windows Server 2003
6 9 (3.17%) Unix
7 4 (1.41%) Linux
8 1 (0.35%) AIX
8 1 (0.35%) HPUX
8 1 (0.35%) Solaris
8 1 (0.35%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 99 (34.86%) MVC
2 67 (23.59%) Agile Software Development
3 45 (15.85%) Business Intelligence
4 35 (12.32%) Migration
4 35 (12.32%) Web Development
5 32 (11.27%) ETL
6 31 (10.92%) Scrum
7 30 (10.56%) TDD
8 21 (7.39%) BDD
9 17 (5.99%) Data Migration
10 16 (5.63%) Application Packaging
10 16 (5.63%) Unit Testing
11 15 (5.28%) ERP
12 14 (4.93%) E-Commerce
13 13 (4.58%) SDLC
14 11 (3.87%) CRM
14 11 (3.87%) Stakeholder Management
15 10 (3.52%) ETL Development
15 10 (3.52%) System Testing
16 9 (3.17%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 124 (43.66%) C#
2 112 (39.44%) SQL
3 89 (31.34%) JavaScript
4 39 (13.73%) T-SQL
5 14 (4.93%) VB.NET
6 10 (3.52%) Java
7 9 (3.17%) PHP
8 5 (1.76%) PowerShell
9 2 (0.70%) PL/SQL
9 2 (0.70%) Ruby
9 2 (0.70%) VB
9 2 (0.70%) VBA
9 2 (0.70%) X++
10 1 (0.35%) C
10 1 (0.35%) C++
10 1 (0.35%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Qualifications
1 10 (3.52%) Degree
2 5 (1.76%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (1.06%) ISEB
3 3 (1.06%) MCSE
3 3 (1.06%) Security Cleared
4 2 (0.70%) CCNA
4 2 (0.70%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (0.70%) DV Cleared
4 2 (0.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (0.35%) CCNP
5 1 (0.35%) CNE
5 1 (0.35%) MCDST
5 1 (0.35%) MCITP
5 1 (0.35%) MCP
5 1 (0.35%) MCSA
5 1 (0.35%) MCTS
5 1 (0.35%) Network+ Certification
5 1 (0.35%) Novell Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (5.28%) QA
System Software
1 33 (11.62%) Active Directory
2 13 (4.58%) Microsoft App-V
3 12 (4.23%) XenApp
4 9 (3.17%) VMware Infrastructure
5 8 (2.82%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 7 (2.46%) Docker
6 7 (2.46%) VMware ESX
7 2 (0.70%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.35%) BitLocker
8 1 (0.35%) Forefront TMG
8 1 (0.35%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.35%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.35%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (1.76%) SCCM
2 4 (1.41%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (0.70%) DameWare
3 2 (0.70%) ServiceCenter
3 2 (0.70%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (0.35%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.35%) CA Single Sign-On
4 1 (0.35%) SolarWinds Orion
4 1 (0.35%) Tivoli
4 1 (0.35%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 76 (26.76%) Microsoft
2 39 (13.73%) Oracle
2 39 (13.73%) VMware
3 29 (10.21%) Citrix
4 20 (7.04%) HP
5 16 (5.63%) AppSense
6 14 (4.93%) SAP
7 13 (4.58%) Wyse
8 11 (3.87%) IBM
9 10 (3.52%) Cisco
9 10 (3.52%) Cognos
10 7 (2.46%) Sitecore
11 4 (1.41%) Twitter
12 3 (1.06%) Facebook
12 3 (1.06%) Google
12 3 (1.06%) Tableau
12 3 (1.06%) WorldPay
13 2 (0.70%) EPiServer
13 2 (0.70%) LexisNexis
13 2 (0.70%) Sybase
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