The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Database & Business Intelligence category for the Manchester region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 12 8 8
Rank change year-on-year
-4 0
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 153 118 159
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 10.81% 12.23% 11.46%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 53.87% 47.20% 50.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 50 92
Average daily rate £325 £298 £286
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.24% +4.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £225 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £353 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 15
Average hourly rate £18.32 £33.00 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.48% +60.97%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.46 £23.75 £10.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.56 £115.25 £34.33
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £28.00 £25.88
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +8.19%
Database & Business Intelligence Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
284 250 316
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 20.07% 25.91% 22.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 165 118 174
Average daily rate £350 £315 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -3.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £436
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £338
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 8 22
Average hourly rate £20.35 £40.50 £21.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-49.75% +86.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.35 £17.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £78.75 £190.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £28.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -1.75%
SQL Server
North West

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 18 April 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014. 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 each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Find
Job
Vacancies
Altrincham +1 10 £300 - 8
Bolton - 5 - - 5
Cheadle - 3 £295 -
Stockport -4 2 - - 12
Salford - 2 - - 7
Rochdale +3 1 £190 - 3
Wigan -3 1 £220 - 6
Oldham - - - - 5
Bury - - - - 2
SQL Server
North West

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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.

1 141 (52.42%) SQL
2 138 (51.30%) .NET
3 117 (43.49%) C#
4 106 (39.41%) ASP.NET
5 72 (26.77%) MVC
6 71 (26.39%) JavaScript
7 70 (26.02%) HTML
8 65 (24.16%) CSS
9 64 (23.79%) T-SQL
10 63 (23.42%) SQL Server 2008
11 60 (22.30%) Microsoft
11 60 (22.30%) Finance
12 59 (21.93%) Oracle
13 55 (20.45%) Web Services
14 54 (20.07%) jQuery
15 49 (18.22%) WCF
15 49 (18.22%) ASP.NET MVC
16 45 (16.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 43 (15.99%) XML
18 35 (13.01%) Scrum
19 34 (12.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
20 33 (12.27%) MS Excel
21 30 (11.15%) TDD
21 30 (11.15%) HTML5
22 29 (10.78%) Agile Software Development
22 29 (10.78%) Migration
22 29 (10.78%) Business Intelligence
23 27 (10.04%) Windows
23 27 (10.04%) SQL Server 2005
24 26 (9.67%) Data Warehouse

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 23 (8.55%) SharePoint
2 16 (5.95%) CMS
3 10 (3.72%) MS Exchange
4 8 (2.97%) SharePoint 2010
4 8 (2.97%) WebSphere
5 7 (2.60%) Adobe CQ
5 7 (2.60%) Tomcat
5 7 (2.60%) WebLogic
5 7 (2.60%) IIS
6 6 (2.23%) MQSeries
6 6 (2.23%) Escenic
6 6 (2.23%) Sitecore CMS
7 5 (1.86%) SharePoint 2013
8 4 (1.49%) Node.js
8 4 (1.49%) Lync
8 4 (1.49%) WordPress
8 4 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2003
9 3 (1.12%) SharePoint Server
9 3 (1.12%) BizTalk Server
9 3 (1.12%) Apache
Applications
1 33 (12.27%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.49%) MS Office
2 4 (1.49%) Adobe Illustrator
3 3 (1.12%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (1.12%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.74%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 8 (2.97%) Exstream
2 4 (1.49%) Magento
3 3 (1.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (1.12%) Oracle Payables
4 2 (0.74%) Oracle 11i
4 2 (0.74%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.74%) Oracle Applications
4 2 (0.74%) Oracle Receivables
4 2 (0.74%) Oracle Assets
4 2 (0.74%) Oracle General Ledger
4 2 (0.74%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.37%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.74%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.37%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (0.37%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 12 (4.46%) DNS
2 10 (3.72%) LDAP
3 8 (2.97%) SMTP
3 8 (2.97%) SNMP
4 6 (2.23%) Intranet
5 4 (1.49%) Internet
5 4 (1.49%) DHCP
6 3 (1.12%) SAN
7 2 (0.74%) FTP
7 2 (0.74%) HTTP
7 2 (0.74%) Firewall
8 1 (0.37%) Wireless
8 1 (0.37%) SMS
8 1 (0.37%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 63 (23.42%) SQL Server 2008
2 45 (16.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 34 (12.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 27 (10.04%) SQL Server 2005
5 26 (9.67%) Data Warehouse
6 23 (8.55%) SQL Server 2012
7 20 (7.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 16 (5.95%) MySQL
9 13 (4.83%) Oracle Database
10 12 (4.46%) Relational Database
11 8 (2.97%) MS Access
11 8 (2.97%) Oracle Database 10g
11 8 (2.97%) Big Data
11 8 (2.97%) Oracle Database 11g
11 8 (2.97%) QlikView
12 7 (2.60%) Hadoop
13 5 (1.86%) OLAP
14 4 (1.49%) Data Mining
14 4 (1.49%) RavenDB
15 3 (1.12%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
Development Applications
1 25 (9.29%) Visual Studio
2 11 (4.09%) NUnit
3 7 (2.60%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (2.60%) SpecFlow
4 5 (1.86%) Selenium
4 5 (1.86%) ReSharper
4 5 (1.86%) Moq
4 5 (1.86%) Toad
5 4 (1.49%) Mercurial
5 4 (1.49%) Git (software)
6 3 (1.12%) LLBLGen Pro
6 3 (1.12%) MSTest
7 2 (0.74%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 2 (0.74%) Cucumber
7 2 (0.74%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.37%) Oracle APEX
8 1 (0.37%) JIRA
8 1 (0.37%) PhoneGap
8 1 (0.37%) Bitbucket
8 1 (0.37%) Jenkins
General
1 60 (22.30%) Finance
2 11 (4.09%) Retail
3 9 (3.35%) Telecoms
4 7 (2.60%) Banking
5 5 (1.86%) Marketing
6 3 (1.12%) Electronics
6 3 (1.12%) Back Office
6 3 (1.12%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.74%) General Ledger
8 1 (0.37%) Local Government
8 1 (0.37%) Legal
Job Titles
1 179 (66.54%) Developer
2 71 (26.39%) .NET Developer
3 36 (13.38%) C# Developer
4 31 (11.52%) Analyst
5 30 (11.15%) SQL Developer
6 29 (10.78%) ASP.NET Developer
7 23 (8.55%) C# .NET Developer
8 20 (7.43%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 19 (7.06%) Senior Developer
10 16 (5.95%) DBA
11 14 (5.20%) SQL DBA
11 14 (5.20%) Business Intelligence Developer
12 13 (4.83%) Web Developer
12 13 (4.83%) Software Developer
12 13 (4.83%) Architect
13 12 (4.46%) Consultant
14 10 (3.72%) Programmer
15 9 (3.35%) Technical Consultant
15 9 (3.35%) .NET Web Developer
15 9 (3.35%) SQL Server DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 138 (51.30%) .NET
2 106 (39.41%) ASP.NET
3 70 (26.02%) HTML
4 65 (24.16%) CSS
5 55 (20.45%) Web Services
6 54 (20.07%) jQuery
7 49 (18.22%) WCF
7 49 (18.22%) ASP.NET MVC
8 43 (15.99%) XML
9 30 (11.15%) HTML5
10 23 (8.55%) .NET Framework
11 22 (8.18%) SOAP
12 21 (7.81%) CSS3
12 21 (7.81%) WPF
13 19 (7.06%) Ajax
14 17 (6.32%) LINQ
14 17 (6.32%) KnockoutJS
15 14 (5.20%) WinForms
15 14 (5.20%) ASP.NET Web Forms
15 14 (5.20%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 20 (7.43%) NHS
2 7 (2.60%) Data Extraction
2 7 (2.60%) RIA
2 7 (2.60%) Enterprise Software
3 6 (2.23%) Replication
4 5 (1.86%) Computer Science
5 4 (1.49%) N-Tier
5 4 (1.49%) Management Information System
5 4 (1.49%) Inversion of Control
6 3 (1.12%) Mathematics
6 3 (1.12%) Open Source
6 3 (1.12%) DTV
7 2 (0.74%) Mainframe
7 2 (0.74%) Client/Server
7 2 (0.74%) GIS
7 2 (0.74%) Clustering
7 2 (0.74%) Social Media
7 2 (0.74%) TRADACOMS
7 2 (0.74%) Online Banking
7 2 (0.74%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 27 (10.04%) Windows
2 9 (3.35%) Linux
3 7 (2.60%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (1.86%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (1.86%) Fedora
5 3 (1.12%) Windows 7
5 3 (1.12%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (1.12%) UNIX
6 2 (0.74%) Windows XP
7 1 (0.37%) Android
7 1 (0.37%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.37%) SUSE
7 1 (0.37%) Windows CE
7 1 (0.37%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (26.77%) MVC
2 35 (13.01%) Scrum
3 30 (11.15%) TDD
4 29 (10.78%) Agile Software Development
4 29 (10.78%) Migration
4 29 (10.78%) Business Intelligence
5 24 (8.92%) OO
6 22 (8.18%) OOD
6 22 (8.18%) Project Management
7 21 (7.81%) ETL
8 16 (5.95%) E-Commerce
9 12 (4.46%) Web Development
10 10 (3.72%) UML
10 10 (3.72%) Disaster Recovery
10 10 (3.72%) Performance Analysis
10 10 (3.72%) Data Migration
11 9 (3.35%) Performance Tuning
11 9 (3.35%) ITIL
12 8 (2.97%) PRINCE2
12 8 (2.97%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 141 (52.42%) SQL
2 117 (43.49%) C#
3 71 (26.39%) JavaScript
4 64 (23.79%) T-SQL
5 17 (6.32%) PL/SQL
6 9 (3.35%) Java
7 6 (2.23%) VB
7 6 (2.23%) Scala
8 5 (1.86%) VB.NET
9 4 (1.49%) VBA
9 4 (1.49%) PHP
10 3 (1.12%) Ruby
10 3 (1.12%) C++
10 3 (1.12%) C
11 1 (0.37%) VB6
11 1 (0.37%) FoxPro (VFP)
11 1 (0.37%) Delphi
11 1 (0.37%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 19 (7.06%) Degree
2 10 (3.72%) ISEB
3 5 (1.86%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (1.86%) MCSE
4 4 (1.49%) MCP
4 4 (1.49%) CCNA
4 4 (1.49%) Citrix Certification
4 4 (1.49%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (1.49%) ISEB Practitioner
5 3 (1.12%) ISTQB
6 2 (0.74%) Security Cleared
7 1 (0.37%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.37%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.37%) HNC
7 1 (0.37%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (3.72%) QA
2 4 (1.49%) HL7
3 3 (1.12%) WAI
4 2 (0.74%) SLA
5 1 (0.37%) Basel III
System Software
1 18 (6.69%) Active Directory
2 5 (1.86%) XenDesktop
3 2 (0.74%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.37%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (1.49%) SCOM
2 2 (0.74%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.37%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 60 (22.30%) Microsoft
2 59 (21.93%) Oracle
3 11 (4.09%) Citrix
3 11 (4.09%) SAP
4 10 (3.72%) HP
5 6 (2.23%) JBoss
5 6 (2.23%) Sitecore
6 5 (1.86%) Twitter
6 5 (1.86%) VMware
6 5 (1.86%) Adobe
6 5 (1.86%) Business Objects
7 3 (1.12%) Informatica
7 3 (1.12%) Cognos
8 2 (0.74%) MicroStrategy
8 2 (0.74%) Sage
8 2 (0.74%) Cisco
8 2 (0.74%) Open Text
8 2 (0.74%) Google
9 1 (0.37%) Brocade
9 1 (0.37%) EPiServer
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