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 22 August 2014 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 10 12 5
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -7
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 150 126 195
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 11.30% 10.37% 13.65%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 50.68% 51.01% 53.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 106 76 129
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£323 £303 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.61% +6.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £259 £248 £212
10% offered a daily rate of more than £403 £350 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £324
% change year-on-year
- +0.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 15
Average hourly rate £18.00 £10.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+71.42% -58.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.80 £10.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.20 £10.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £30.00 £25.73
% change year-on-year
-25.00% +16.59%
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
296 247 364
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 22.31% 20.33% 25.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 202 141 203
Average daily rate £325 £325 £289
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +12.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £245 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 16
Average hourly rate £18.75 £13.75 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.36% -45.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £11.15 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.50 £16.35 £43.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 £30.75 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-7.31% +6.03%

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 22 August 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 22 August 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
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statistics and historical trends)
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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Salford +7 12 £325 +32.65% 6
Stockport -4 6 £320 +6.66% 13
Bolton +2 3 £410 - 4
Wigan 0 2 £405 +24.61% 8
Altrincham -1 2 £255 -12.82% 8
Bury - 1 £325 -
Cheadle - 1 - -
Oldham - - - - 3
Rochdale - - - - 2
Sale - - - - 2
SQL Server
North West

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 22 August 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.

1 147 (51.04%) SQL
2 130 (45.14%) .NET
3 128 (44.44%) C#
4 91 (31.60%) SQL Server 2008
5 81 (28.13%) ASP.NET
6 72 (25.00%) CSS
7 66 (22.92%) HTML
8 64 (22.22%) Oracle
8 64 (22.22%) Microsoft
9 63 (21.88%) MVC
10 61 (21.18%) Finance
11 58 (20.14%) JavaScript
12 53 (18.40%) WCF
13 52 (18.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 52 (18.06%) Web Services
14 51 (17.71%) T-SQL
15 46 (15.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 44 (15.28%) XML
16 44 (15.28%) jQuery
17 41 (14.24%) Visual Studio
18 40 (13.89%) OO
18 40 (13.89%) MS Excel
19 38 (13.19%) Migration
20 37 (12.85%) Business Intelligence
20 37 (12.85%) .NET Framework
21 34 (11.81%) Data Warehouse
22 30 (10.42%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
23 29 (10.07%) Oracle Database
23 29 (10.07%) TDD
24 27 (9.38%) ASP.NET MVC

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 24 (8.33%) SharePoint
2 12 (4.17%) CMS
3 11 (3.82%) Tomcat
3 11 (3.82%) WebLogic
3 11 (3.82%) IIS
4 10 (3.47%) WebSphere
5 9 (3.13%) SharePoint 2010
6 7 (2.43%) BizTalk Server
7 6 (2.08%) Umbraco
7 6 (2.08%) Apache
7 6 (2.08%) MQSeries
7 6 (2.08%) WebLogic Integration
8 5 (1.74%) Escenic
8 5 (1.74%) Adobe CQ
8 5 (1.74%) SharePoint 2013
9 4 (1.39%) MS Exchange
10 3 (1.04%) MS Project Server
10 3 (1.04%) Exchange Server 2010
11 1 (0.35%) Lotus Domino
11 1 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 40 (13.89%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.04%) MS Visio
2 3 (1.04%) MS Project
2 3 (1.04%) MS Office
3 2 (0.69%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 10 (3.47%) Oracle Payables
2 9 (3.13%) Oracle Applications
2 9 (3.13%) Oracle EBS
2 9 (3.13%) Oracle 11i
2 9 (3.13%) Oracle EBS R12
3 8 (2.78%) Dynamics CRM
4 7 (2.43%) Oracle General Ledger
4 7 (2.43%) Oracle Receivables
4 7 (2.43%) Oracle Assets
5 4 (1.39%) Dynamics NAV
5 4 (1.39%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 2 (0.69%) Maximo
7 1 (0.35%) Cognos TM1
7 1 (0.35%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.04%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.69%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.35%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.35%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (2.78%) Firewall
2 6 (2.08%) FTP
3 5 (1.74%) LDAP
4 4 (1.39%) SAN
5 3 (1.04%) NAS
6 2 (0.69%) VLAN
6 2 (0.69%) LAN
6 2 (0.69%) WAN
6 2 (0.69%) Intranet
7 1 (0.35%) Internet
7 1 (0.35%) DHCP
7 1 (0.35%) VPN
7 1 (0.35%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 91 (31.60%) SQL Server 2008
2 52 (18.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 46 (15.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 34 (11.81%) Data Warehouse
5 29 (10.07%) Oracle Database
6 26 (9.03%) SQL Server 2005
7 25 (8.68%) SQL Server 2012
8 15 (5.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 15 (5.21%) MS Access
8 15 (5.21%) SQL Server 2000
9 14 (4.86%) Oracle Database 10g
10 12 (4.17%) Relational Database
11 11 (3.82%) MySQL
12 10 (3.47%) Oracle Database 11g
13 7 (2.43%) DB2
13 7 (2.43%) Big Data
14 6 (2.08%) Hadoop
14 6 (2.08%) QlikView
15 4 (1.39%) Data Mining
16 3 (1.04%) EDMS
Development Applications
1 41 (14.24%) Visual Studio
2 22 (7.64%) Team Foundation Server
3 14 (4.86%) NUnit
4 9 (3.13%) Toad
5 7 (2.43%) MSTest
5 7 (2.43%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 4 (1.39%) SpecFlow
6 4 (1.39%) Mercurial
7 3 (1.04%) ReSharper
7 3 (1.04%) TeamCity
7 3 (1.04%) Moq
8 2 (0.69%) Git (software)
8 2 (0.69%) JIRA
8 2 (0.69%) ERwin
9 1 (0.35%) Subversion
9 1 (0.35%) JMeter
9 1 (0.35%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 1 (0.35%) LLBLGen Pro
9 1 (0.35%) Bitbucket
General
1 61 (21.18%) Finance
2 15 (5.21%) Retail
3 7 (2.43%) General Ledger
3 7 (2.43%) Banking
4 6 (2.08%) Telecoms
5 5 (1.74%) Marketing
6 4 (1.39%) Manufacturing
6 4 (1.39%) Electronics
7 2 (0.69%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (0.69%) Legal
8 1 (0.35%) Advertising
8 1 (0.35%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 189 (65.63%) Developer
2 78 (27.08%) .NET Developer
3 48 (16.67%) C# Developer
4 39 (13.54%) C# .NET Developer
5 35 (12.15%) Analyst
6 27 (9.38%) SQL Developer
7 22 (7.64%) ASP.NET Developer
8 19 (6.60%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 18 (6.25%) DBA
10 16 (5.56%) Senior Developer
10 16 (5.56%) SQL DBA
11 15 (5.21%) Business Intelligence Developer
12 10 (3.47%) Software Developer
12 10 (3.47%) Architect
12 10 (3.47%) SQL Server DBA
12 10 (3.47%) Data Analyst
13 8 (2.78%) Tester
13 8 (2.78%) Data Architect
13 8 (2.78%) SharePoint Developer
14 7 (2.43%) Senior .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 130 (45.14%) .NET
2 81 (28.13%) ASP.NET
3 72 (25.00%) CSS
4 66 (22.92%) HTML
5 53 (18.40%) WCF
6 52 (18.06%) Web Services
7 44 (15.28%) XML
7 44 (15.28%) jQuery
8 37 (12.85%) .NET Framework
9 30 (10.42%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 27 (9.38%) ASP.NET MVC
11 23 (7.99%) Ajax
12 21 (7.29%) WPF
13 19 (6.60%) HTML5
13 19 (6.60%) CSS3
14 18 (6.25%) LINQ
15 16 (5.56%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 15 (5.21%) SOAP
17 14 (4.86%) XSLT
17 14 (4.86%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 14 (4.86%) NHS
2 10 (3.47%) N-Tier
3 9 (3.13%) Data Extraction
4 7 (2.43%) Mainframe
5 6 (2.08%) RIA
5 6 (2.08%) Management Information System
6 5 (1.74%) PKI
7 4 (1.39%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (1.39%) DTV
7 4 (1.39%) Replication
8 3 (1.04%) Inversion of Control
9 2 (0.69%) PMI
9 2 (0.69%) GIS
9 2 (0.69%) Economics
10 1 (0.35%) Clustering
10 1 (0.35%) Client/Server
10 1 (0.35%) Statistics
10 1 (0.35%) Online Banking
10 1 (0.35%) Credit Risk
10 1 (0.35%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 25 (8.68%) Windows
2 7 (2.43%) UNIX
3 6 (2.08%) HPUX
3 6 (2.08%) Linux
3 6 (2.08%) SUSE
4 5 (1.74%) Fedora
5 4 (1.39%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (1.39%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (1.04%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.35%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (21.88%) MVC
2 40 (13.89%) OO
3 38 (13.19%) Migration
4 37 (12.85%) Business Intelligence
5 29 (10.07%) TDD
6 26 (9.03%) Scrum
6 26 (9.03%) ETL
7 25 (8.68%) OOD
8 22 (7.64%) Data Migration
8 22 (7.64%) Agile Software Development
9 17 (5.90%) Performance Tuning
10 14 (4.86%) Data Cleansing
11 12 (4.17%) Performance Analysis
11 12 (4.17%) MVVM
12 11 (3.82%) Business Analysis
12 11 (3.82%) Database Tuning
13 10 (3.47%) Stakeholder Management
14 9 (3.13%) CRM
15 8 (2.78%) Data Mapping
15 8 (2.78%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 147 (51.04%) SQL
2 128 (44.44%) C#
3 58 (20.14%) JavaScript
4 51 (17.71%) T-SQL
5 19 (6.60%) PL/SQL
6 17 (5.90%) VB
7 11 (3.82%) VBA
8 10 (3.47%) Java
8 10 (3.47%) VB6
9 6 (2.08%) VB.NET
9 6 (2.08%) FoxPro (VFP)
10 5 (1.74%) C++
10 5 (1.74%) Scala
11 2 (0.69%) PowerShell
11 2 (0.69%) VBScript
11 2 (0.69%) XAML
12 1 (0.35%) C
12 1 (0.35%) PHP
Qualifications
1 8 (2.78%) Degree
2 6 (2.08%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
2 6 (2.08%) ISTQB
2 6 (2.08%) ISEB
2 6 (2.08%) ISEB Practitioner
3 4 (1.39%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (1.04%) MCSE
5 2 (0.69%) CCA
5 2 (0.69%) PMP
5 2 (0.69%) PMI Certification
5 2 (0.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (0.35%) CCNA
6 1 (0.35%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (0.35%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.35%) MCP
6 1 (0.35%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.35%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.78%) HL7
2 5 (1.74%) QA
3 3 (1.04%) Basel III
4 2 (0.69%) SLA
5 1 (0.35%) COBIT
System Software
1 6 (2.08%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.69%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (0.69%) VMware ESX
3 1 (0.35%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 6 (2.08%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.35%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 64 (22.22%) Oracle
1 64 (22.22%) Microsoft
2 7 (2.43%) Sage
3 6 (2.08%) SAP
3 6 (2.08%) HP
3 6 (2.08%) TIBCO
4 5 (1.74%) VMware
4 5 (1.74%) JBoss
5 3 (1.04%) Citrix
5 3 (1.04%) Twitter
6 2 (0.69%) Sybase
6 2 (0.69%) EMC
6 2 (0.69%) IBM
6 2 (0.69%) CA
6 2 (0.69%) CheckPoint
6 2 (0.69%) Open Text
7 1 (0.35%) Teradata
7 1 (0.35%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.35%) Intel
7 1 (0.35%) Business Objects
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