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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 10 14 9
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -5
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 163 117 117
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 10.65% 9.59% 12.57%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 46.84% 45.35% 45.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 66 69
Average daily rate
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£325 £318 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.36% -2.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £267 £208 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £388 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 8
Average hourly rate £27.00 £22.38 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.67% -25.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.30 £13.93 £27.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.70 £33.00 £32.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £31.25 £27.75
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +12.61%
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
348 258 256
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 22.73% 21.15% 27.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 218 156 147
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £210 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+8.82% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 7 8
Average hourly rate £25.00 £33.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.24% +10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £17.15 £27.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.20 £33.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £31.50 £28.75
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +9.56%

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 27 February 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
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 27 February 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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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
Altrincham 0 4 - - 18
Stockport -1 1 £325 +20.93% 17
Oldham - 1 £250 - 6
Bury - 1 £275 - 4
Cheadle - - - - 3
Ashton-under-Lyne - - - - 2
Bolton - - - - 19
Rochdale - - - - 6
Salford - - - - 4
Wigan - - - - 8
SQL Server
North West

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 27 February 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.

1 142 (45.95%) SQL
2 129 (41.75%) .NET
3 118 (38.19%) C#
4 108 (34.95%) Microsoft
5 84 (27.18%) ASP.NET
6 77 (24.92%) JavaScript
7 76 (24.60%) MVC
8 71 (22.98%) T-SQL
9 68 (22.01%) SQL Server 2008
10 67 (21.68%) HTML
11 64 (20.71%) CSS
12 59 (19.09%) Agile Software Development
13 56 (18.12%) jQuery
14 55 (17.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 53 (17.15%) Oracle
16 51 (16.50%) Windows
17 48 (15.53%) Visual Studio
18 47 (15.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
19 45 (14.56%) XML
20 44 (14.24%) Migration
21 43 (13.92%) ASP.NET MVC
22 40 (12.94%) Web Services
23 38 (12.30%) Business Intelligence
23 38 (12.30%) Finance
24 35 (11.33%) .NET Framework
25 33 (10.68%) Active Directory
26 32 (10.36%) MS Excel
26 32 (10.36%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
27 31 (10.03%) VMware
28 29 (9.39%) TDD

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 25 (8.09%) IIS
2 16 (5.18%) CMS
3 15 (4.85%) SharePoint
4 11 (3.56%) NetWeaver
5 10 (3.24%) MS Exchange
6 7 (2.27%) Orchard CMS
7 6 (1.94%) Umbraco
8 5 (1.62%) WebSphere
8 5 (1.62%) Apache Solr
8 5 (1.62%) SharePoint 2010
8 5 (1.62%) Apache
8 5 (1.62%) Apache Spark
9 3 (0.97%) Oracle Workflow
9 3 (0.97%) Drupal
10 2 (0.65%) BizTalk Server
10 2 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2010
10 2 (0.65%) Sitefinity
11 1 (0.32%) SharePoint 2013
11 1 (0.32%) WebSphere Application Server
11 1 (0.32%) SAS
Applications
1 32 (10.36%) MS Excel
2 9 (2.91%) Mingle
3 7 (2.27%) MS Office
4 3 (0.97%) PowerPivot
5 1 (0.32%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 11 (3.56%) SAP SRM
2 8 (2.59%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.97%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.97%) Cognos TM1
4 2 (0.65%) Maximo
4 2 (0.65%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (0.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.32%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.32%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 1 (0.32%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.32%) Oracle General Ledger
5 1 (0.32%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.29%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (1.29%) Office 365
2 2 (0.65%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.32%) SaaS
3 1 (0.32%) PaaS
3 1 (0.32%) IaaS
3 1 (0.32%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 23 (7.44%) SAN
2 21 (6.80%) Firewall
3 17 (5.50%) NAS
3 17 (5.50%) Fibre Channel
4 13 (4.21%) iSCSI
4 13 (4.21%) WAN
5 12 (3.88%) LAN
6 11 (3.56%) Internet
7 10 (3.24%) MPLS
7 10 (3.24%) OSPF
7 10 (3.24%) BGP
7 10 (3.24%) EIGRP
7 10 (3.24%) Wireless
7 10 (3.24%) VPLS
7 10 (3.24%) DMZ
7 10 (3.24%) Cisco ASA
8 4 (1.29%) VLAN
9 3 (0.97%) Intranet
10 2 (0.65%) HTTP
10 2 (0.65%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 68 (22.01%) SQL Server 2008
2 55 (17.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 47 (15.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 28 (9.06%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 28 (9.06%) Data Warehouse
5 24 (7.77%) SQL Server 2005
6 19 (6.15%) Oracle Database
7 17 (5.50%) SQL Server 2012
8 15 (4.85%) RavenDB
9 12 (3.88%) QlikView
10 11 (3.56%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
10 11 (3.56%) BusinessObjects
10 11 (3.56%) SAP BW
11 6 (1.94%) Oracle Database 10g
11 6 (1.94%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 5 (1.62%) OLAP
12 5 (1.62%) MongoDB
13 4 (1.29%) Hadoop
13 4 (1.29%) MySQL
13 4 (1.29%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 48 (15.53%) Visual Studio
2 22 (7.12%) Team Foundation Server
3 20 (6.47%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 9 (2.91%) Toad
5 7 (2.27%) Subversion
5 7 (2.27%) Git (software)
6 6 (1.94%) NUnit
7 5 (1.62%) JMeter
8 4 (1.29%) JIRA
9 3 (0.97%) Eclipse
9 3 (0.97%) Selenium
9 3 (0.97%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 3 (0.97%) MSTest
10 2 (0.65%) ERwin
10 2 (0.65%) ReSharper
11 1 (0.32%) JUnit
11 1 (0.32%) MSI
11 1 (0.32%) TestNG
11 1 (0.32%) TeamCity
11 1 (0.32%) Mercurial
General
1 38 (12.30%) Finance
2 19 (6.15%) Retail
3 10 (3.24%) Banking
4 5 (1.62%) Back Office
5 4 (1.29%) Marketing
6 2 (0.65%) Billing
6 2 (0.65%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.32%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.32%) Games
7 1 (0.32%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 181 (58.58%) Developer
2 66 (21.36%) .NET Developer
3 41 (13.27%) C# Developer
4 38 (12.30%) SQL Developer
5 26 (8.41%) C# .NET Developer
6 25 (8.09%) ASP.NET Developer
6 25 (8.09%) Analyst
6 25 (8.09%) Architect
7 23 (7.44%) DBA
8 19 (6.15%) SQL DBA
9 17 (5.50%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 15 (4.85%) Business Intelligence Developer
11 13 (4.21%) Senior Developer
12 11 (3.56%) SQL Server Developer
13 9 (2.91%) Solutions Architect
13 9 (2.91%) Java Developer
14 8 (2.59%) Data Analyst
14 8 (2.59%) Administrator
14 8 (2.59%) Senior C# Developer
15 7 (2.27%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 129 (41.75%) .NET
2 84 (27.18%) ASP.NET
3 67 (21.68%) HTML
4 64 (20.71%) CSS
5 56 (18.12%) jQuery
6 45 (14.56%) XML
7 43 (13.92%) ASP.NET MVC
8 40 (12.94%) Web Services
9 35 (11.33%) .NET Framework
10 32 (10.36%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 29 (9.39%) WCF
12 22 (7.12%) Ajax
13 19 (6.15%) LINQ
14 17 (5.50%) XSLT
15 12 (3.88%) HTML5
16 11 (3.56%) REST
17 10 (3.24%) CSS3
17 10 (3.24%) RESTful
17 10 (3.24%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 9 (2.91%) ASP.NET MVC 3
Miscellaneous
1 29 (9.39%) NHS
2 20 (6.47%) Clustering
3 19 (6.15%) Replication
4 13 (4.21%) Celerra
4 13 (4.21%) Analytical Skills
5 10 (3.24%) Computer Science
6 8 (2.59%) Enterprise Software
7 7 (2.27%) Data Extraction
7 7 (2.27%) Open Source
8 5 (1.62%) Life Science
9 4 (1.29%) N-Tier
9 4 (1.29%) Management Information System
10 3 (0.97%) User Experience
11 2 (0.65%) Mobile App
11 2 (0.65%) W3C
11 2 (0.65%) Informatics
11 2 (0.65%) Inversion of Control
11 2 (0.65%) Enterprise Storage
12 1 (0.32%) Linked Data
12 1 (0.32%) Semantic Web
Operating Systems
1 51 (16.50%) Windows
2 21 (6.80%) UNIX
3 13 (4.21%) Solaris
4 12 (3.88%) Windows Server 2012
5 10 (3.24%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (2.27%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (1.62%) Linux
7 5 (1.62%) Windows 7
8 4 (1.29%) Apple iOS
8 4 (1.29%) Android
9 1 (0.32%) Windows Vista
9 1 (0.32%) Windows 2000
9 1 (0.32%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (24.60%) MVC
2 59 (19.09%) Agile Software Development
3 44 (14.24%) Migration
4 38 (12.30%) Business Intelligence
5 29 (9.39%) TDD
6 24 (7.77%) OO
7 21 (6.80%) Scrum
8 18 (5.83%) SOA
8 18 (5.83%) ETL
8 18 (5.83%) Mentoring
9 17 (5.50%) Web Development
10 16 (5.18%) Data Migration
10 16 (5.18%) Performance Tuning
11 13 (4.21%) Change Control
12 12 (3.88%) Technical Architecture
12 12 (3.88%) Data Modelling
13 11 (3.56%) Disaster Recovery
14 10 (3.24%) CRM
14 10 (3.24%) Data Cleansing
14 10 (3.24%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 142 (45.95%) SQL
2 118 (38.19%) C#
3 77 (24.92%) JavaScript
4 71 (22.98%) T-SQL
5 13 (4.21%) Java
6 9 (2.91%) PL/SQL
6 9 (2.91%) Ruby
6 9 (2.91%) XPath
7 8 (2.59%) VB
8 7 (2.27%) PowerShell
9 6 (1.94%) VB.NET
9 6 (1.94%) Python
9 6 (1.94%) PHP
10 5 (1.62%) VBA
11 4 (1.29%) VB6
12 3 (0.97%) Perl
12 3 (0.97%) C
12 3 (0.97%) Shell Script
13 2 (0.65%) VBScript
14 1 (0.32%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 14 (4.53%) VCP4
2 12 (3.88%) Degree
3 7 (2.27%) Security Cleared
4 3 (0.97%) DV Cleared
4 3 (0.97%) CCNA
4 3 (0.97%) ISEB
4 3 (0.97%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (0.97%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (0.65%) MCTS
5 2 (0.65%) MCITP
6 1 (0.32%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.32%) Oracle Certification
6 1 (0.32%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (3.24%) QA
2 2 (0.65%) HL7
System Software
1 33 (10.68%) Active Directory
2 23 (7.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (6.15%) Hyper-V
4 13 (4.21%) EMC RecoverPoint
4 13 (4.21%) Terminal Services
4 13 (4.21%) VMware ESX
5 6 (1.94%) XenApp
6 4 (1.29%) vSphere
7 3 (0.97%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.65%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 5 (1.62%) Puppet
2 4 (1.29%) Cisco Prime
3 3 (0.97%) EMC NetWorker
4 2 (0.65%) Data Guard
4 2 (0.65%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (0.65%) Salt
4 2 (0.65%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.65%) Ansible
5 1 (0.32%) Oozie
Vendors
1 108 (34.95%) Microsoft
2 53 (17.15%) Oracle
3 31 (10.03%) VMware
4 20 (6.47%) Citrix
5 15 (4.85%) Business Objects
6 13 (4.21%) EMC
6 13 (4.21%) Cisco
7 12 (3.88%) SAP
8 10 (3.24%) Nortel
8 10 (3.24%) CheckPoint
8 10 (3.24%) SolarWinds
9 9 (2.91%) NetApp
10 6 (1.94%) Northgate
11 5 (1.62%) HP
12 4 (1.29%) Sybase
12 4 (1.29%) TIBCO
13 3 (0.97%) Telerik
13 3 (0.97%) Avaya
13 3 (0.97%) Cognos
13 3 (0.97%) Google
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