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 3 December 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
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 13 15 11
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -4
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 138 164 166
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 8.39% 8.35% 11.19%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 35.20% 37.61% 46.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 116 112 114
Median daily rate £340 £350 £302
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% +15.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £237 £227
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £435 £396
UK excluding London median daily rate £359 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 5
Median hourly rate £14.75 £27.00 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-45.37% +12.50%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.75 £25.97 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+45.36% +8.20%
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
392 436 354
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 23.83% 22.21% 23.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 284 268 249
Median daily rate £350 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £253 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £524 £484
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +6.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 6
Median hourly rate £14.75 £19.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.36% -9.52%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £25.75 £31.40
% change year-on-year
+47.57% -17.99%

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 3 December 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 3 December 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
Stockport -6 5 £238 -32.14% 5
Bolton -4 4 £338 -24.15% 4
Salford -4 3 £363 +7.40% 4
Altrincham -1 1 - - 5
Ashton-under-Lyne - 1 £325 -
Bury - 1 - - 1
SQL Server
North West

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 3 December 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.

1 147 (46.37%) .NET
2 140 (44.16%) SQL
3 131 (41.32%) C#
4 96 (30.28%) Microsoft
5 93 (29.34%) ASP.NET
5 93 (29.34%) MVC
6 87 (27.44%) JavaScript
7 72 (22.71%) Agile Software Development
8 71 (22.40%) Windows
9 70 (22.08%) HTML
10 61 (19.24%) jQuery
11 60 (18.93%) CSS
12 58 (18.30%) Business Intelligence
12 58 (18.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 57 (17.98%) Oracle
14 48 (15.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 45 (14.20%) SQL Server 2008
16 44 (13.88%) ASP.NET MVC
17 42 (13.25%) T-SQL
17 42 (13.25%) MS Excel
18 41 (12.93%) .NET Framework
19 39 (12.30%) Entity Framework
20 38 (11.99%) VMware
21 34 (10.73%) Finance
21 34 (10.73%) Migration
21 34 (10.73%) Web Development
22 30 (9.46%) SQL Server 2012
23 29 (9.15%) Scrum
23 29 (9.15%) TDD
24 28 (8.83%) WCF

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 21 (6.62%) SharePoint
2 16 (5.05%) CMS
3 12 (3.79%) WebSphere
4 10 (3.15%) MS Exchange
5 9 (2.84%) Skype for Business
6 7 (2.21%) JBoss
7 6 (1.89%) GlassFish
7 6 (1.89%) IIS
7 6 (1.89%) Sitecore CMS
7 6 (1.89%) Sitefinity
7 6 (1.89%) Umbraco
7 6 (1.89%) WebLogic
8 5 (1.58%) BizTalk Server
8 5 (1.58%) CICS
8 5 (1.58%) SAS
8 5 (1.58%) SharePoint 2010
8 5 (1.58%) SharePoint 2013
9 4 (1.26%) Tomcat
10 3 (0.95%) Elasticsearch
10 3 (0.95%) Kentico
Applications
1 42 (13.25%) MS Excel
2 10 (3.15%) MS Office
3 2 (0.63%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (0.63%) MS Project
4 1 (0.32%) InfoPath
4 1 (0.32%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 7 (2.21%) Dynamics AX
2 6 (1.89%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.95%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.32%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 18 (5.68%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (2.84%) Office 365
3 8 (2.52%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (1.26%) Amazon S3
4 4 (1.26%) Google Analytics
5 3 (0.95%) Amazon EC2
5 3 (0.95%) Amazon ElastiCache
5 3 (0.95%) Amazon ELB
5 3 (0.95%) AWS CloudFormation
5 3 (0.95%) CloudFront
5 3 (0.95%) Google Cloud Platform
6 2 (0.63%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (0.63%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.63%) PaaS
6 2 (0.63%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (5.68%) DNS
1 18 (5.68%) Firewall
2 16 (5.05%) DHCP
3 14 (4.42%) SAN
3 14 (4.42%) VLAN
4 8 (2.52%) LAN
4 8 (2.52%) TCP/IP
5 7 (2.21%) SMTP
6 6 (1.89%) WAN
7 5 (1.58%) IP Telephony
7 5 (1.58%) Wi-Fi
8 4 (1.26%) HTTP
8 4 (1.26%) Unified Communications
8 4 (1.26%) VoIP
9 3 (0.95%) Cisco Nexus
9 3 (0.95%) FTP
9 3 (0.95%) NetScaler
9 3 (0.95%) Network Security
9 3 (0.95%) VPN
10 2 (0.63%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 58 (18.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 48 (15.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 45 (14.20%) SQL Server 2008
4 30 (9.46%) SQL Server 2012
5 28 (8.83%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 26 (8.20%) Data Warehouse
7 20 (6.31%) Oracle Database
8 18 (5.68%) MySQL
9 17 (5.36%) Relational Database
10 16 (5.05%) SQL Server 2014
11 15 (4.73%) Oracle Database 11g
11 15 (4.73%) SQL Server 2005
12 11 (3.47%) MongoDB
13 8 (2.52%) Ingres
13 8 (2.52%) SQL Server 2000
14 7 (2.21%) Redis
15 6 (1.89%) NoSQL
15 6 (1.89%) Oracle Database 10g
15 6 (1.89%) Oracle Database 12c
15 6 (1.89%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 27 (8.52%) Team Foundation Server
2 21 (6.62%) Visual Studio
3 13 (4.10%) Git (software)
4 11 (3.47%) Cucumber
5 10 (3.15%) JIRA
6 8 (2.52%) Selenium
7 7 (2.21%) Eclipse
7 7 (2.21%) Moq
7 7 (2.21%) NUnit
8 6 (1.89%) Eclipse RCP
8 6 (1.89%) Mercurial
9 4 (1.26%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 3 (0.95%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 3 (0.95%) Jenkins
10 3 (0.95%) Octopus Deploy
10 3 (0.95%) TeamCity
10 3 (0.95%) Vagrant
11 2 (0.63%) MorphX
11 2 (0.63%) Subversion
11 2 (0.63%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 34 (10.73%) Finance
2 8 (2.52%) Advertising
2 8 (2.52%) Manufacturing
2 8 (2.52%) Marketing
3 6 (1.89%) Retail
4 3 (0.95%) Banking
4 3 (0.95%) Legal
5 2 (0.63%) Billing
6 1 (0.32%) Back Office
6 1 (0.32%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 192 (60.57%) Developer
2 74 (23.34%) .NET Developer
3 62 (19.56%) C# Developer
4 43 (13.56%) C# .NET Developer
5 41 (12.93%) SQL Developer
6 36 (11.36%) Analyst
7 34 (10.73%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 32 (10.09%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
9 31 (9.78%) ASP.NET Developer
10 24 (7.57%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 24 (7.57%) Web Developer
11 16 (5.05%) Senior Developer
12 15 (4.73%) DBA
12 15 (4.73%) SQL DBA
13 14 (4.42%) Designer
13 14 (4.42%) SQL BI Developer
14 13 (4.10%) SQL Analyst
15 11 (3.47%) Java Developer
15 11 (3.47%) Senior C# Developer
16 10 (3.15%) Senior .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 147 (46.37%) .NET
2 93 (29.34%) ASP.NET
3 70 (22.08%) HTML
4 61 (19.24%) jQuery
5 60 (18.93%) CSS
6 44 (13.88%) ASP.NET MVC
7 41 (12.93%) .NET Framework
8 39 (12.30%) Entity Framework
9 28 (8.83%) AngularJS
9 28 (8.83%) WCF
10 27 (8.52%) XML
11 26 (8.20%) Web Services
12 25 (7.89%) HTML5
13 17 (5.36%) SOAP
14 16 (5.05%) ASP.NET Web API
15 14 (4.42%) WinForms
16 12 (3.79%) ASP.NET Web Forms
17 11 (3.47%) Ajax
17 11 (3.47%) ASP.NET MVC 5
17 11 (3.47%) NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 17 (5.36%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (2.21%) Replication
3 6 (1.89%) Computer Science
3 6 (1.89%) Data Centre
3 6 (1.89%) User Experience
4 5 (1.58%) Algorithms
4 5 (1.58%) Management Information System
4 5 (1.58%) NHS
4 5 (1.58%) Oracle Licensing
5 4 (1.26%) Fat Client
5 4 (1.26%) Thin Client
6 3 (0.95%) Data Structures
6 3 (0.95%) Mathematics
6 3 (0.95%) Mobile App
6 3 (0.95%) Physics
7 2 (0.63%) Clustering
7 2 (0.63%) Cryptography
7 2 (0.63%) Visualisation
8 1 (0.32%) SCADA
8 1 (0.32%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 71 (22.40%) Windows
2 27 (8.52%) Linux
2 27 (8.52%) Windows Server
3 20 (6.31%) Unix
4 14 (4.42%) Windows Server 2008
4 14 (4.42%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (2.52%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (1.89%) AIX
7 5 (1.58%) HPUX
8 4 (1.26%) CentOS
9 3 (0.95%) Android
10 2 (0.63%) Apple iOS
10 2 (0.63%) Ubuntu
10 2 (0.63%) Windows Phone
11 1 (0.32%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 93 (29.34%) MVC
2 72 (22.71%) Agile Software Development
3 58 (18.30%) Business Intelligence
4 34 (10.73%) Migration
4 34 (10.73%) Web Development
5 29 (9.15%) Scrum
5 29 (9.15%) TDD
6 28 (8.83%) ETL
7 21 (6.62%) BDD
8 16 (5.05%) E-Commerce
9 14 (4.42%) Data Migration
9 14 (4.42%) Performance Tuning
9 14 (4.42%) Unit Testing
10 13 (4.10%) Project Management
10 13 (4.10%) Stakeholder Management
11 11 (3.47%) Content Management
11 11 (3.47%) Data Modelling
11 11 (3.47%) ETL Development
11 11 (3.47%) SDLC
12 10 (3.15%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 140 (44.16%) SQL
2 131 (41.32%) C#
3 87 (27.44%) JavaScript
4 42 (13.25%) T-SQL
5 18 (5.68%) Java
6 11 (3.47%) PHP
6 11 (3.47%) VB
6 11 (3.47%) VB.NET
7 10 (3.15%) VB6
8 8 (2.52%) PowerShell
8 8 (2.52%) Python
9 6 (1.89%) Ruby
10 5 (1.58%) C
11 4 (1.26%) Bash Shell
11 4 (1.26%) C++
11 4 (1.26%) PL/SQL
11 4 (1.26%) TypeScript
12 3 (0.95%) VBA
13 2 (0.63%) Scala
13 2 (0.63%) X++
Qualifications
1 11 (3.47%) Degree
2 9 (2.84%) Security Cleared
3 5 (1.58%) DV Cleared
3 5 (1.58%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (0.95%) ISEB
4 3 (0.95%) MCSE
5 2 (0.63%) CCNA
5 2 (0.63%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (0.63%) Sun Certification
6 1 (0.32%) CCNP
6 1 (0.32%) CNE
6 1 (0.32%) DBS Check
6 1 (0.32%) MCDST
6 1 (0.32%) MCITP
6 1 (0.32%) MCP
6 1 (0.32%) MCSA
6 1 (0.32%) MCTS
6 1 (0.32%) Network+ Certification
6 1 (0.32%) Novell Certification
6 1 (0.32%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (4.10%) QA
System Software
1 26 (8.20%) Active Directory
2 12 (3.79%) VMware ESX
3 11 (3.47%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (2.52%) Virtual Servers
5 7 (2.21%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 7 (2.21%) XenApp
6 2 (0.63%) BitLocker
6 2 (0.63%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.63%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (0.63%) Virtual Desktop
6 2 (0.63%) vSphere
6 2 (0.63%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.32%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 1 (0.32%) Forefront TMG
7 1 (0.32%) Shibboleth
7 1 (0.32%) Snort
7 1 (0.32%) Terminal Server
7 1 (0.32%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 8 (2.52%) Oracle RMAN
1 8 (2.52%) SCCM
2 5 (1.58%) Data Guard
2 5 (1.58%) SCOM
3 4 (1.26%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (0.95%) Ansible
4 3 (0.95%) Packer
4 3 (0.95%) Puppet
5 2 (0.63%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 2 (0.63%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.32%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.32%) BladeLogic
6 1 (0.32%) Network Intrusion Detection System
6 1 (0.32%) SolarWinds Orion
6 1 (0.32%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.32%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.32%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 1 (0.32%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 96 (30.28%) Microsoft
2 57 (17.98%) Oracle
3 38 (11.99%) VMware
4 17 (5.36%) Citrix
5 16 (5.05%) SAP
6 13 (4.10%) Cisco
7 10 (3.15%) Cognos
7 10 (3.15%) Sitecore
8 7 (2.21%) Tableau
9 6 (1.89%) Sybase
10 4 (1.26%) Google
10 4 (1.26%) HP
10 4 (1.26%) New Relic
11 3 (0.95%) IBM
11 3 (0.95%) SaltStack
11 3 (0.95%) Sun
12 2 (0.63%) AppSense
12 2 (0.63%) Dell
12 2 (0.63%) Sophos
12 2 (0.63%) Wyse
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