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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 9 14 6
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -8
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 151 111 142
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 10.87% 10.03% 14.34%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 48.87% 43.53% 52.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 60 91
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£313 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £210 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £468 £396 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £315
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +3.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 3 9
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 £22.80 £33.00 £25.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £106.60 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.69 £29.25 £26.75
% change year-on-year
-1.91% +9.34%
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
309 255 273
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 22.25% 23.04% 27.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 209 155 166
Average daily rate £325 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £205 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 6 9
Average hourly rate £25.00 £33.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.24% -12.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £27.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+21.81% -8.33%

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 30 January 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 30 January 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
Stockport +1 2 £308 +13.88% 7
Altrincham -2 1 - - 13
Oldham - 1 £250 - 1
Salford - 1 - - 5
Rochdale - - - - 2
Wigan - - - - 9
Ashton-under-Lyne - - - -
Bolton - - - - 12
Bury - - - - 2
Cheadle - - - - 3
SQL Server
North West

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 30 January 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.

1 137 (48.41%) SQL
2 121 (42.76%) .NET
3 108 (38.16%) C#
4 96 (33.92%) Microsoft
5 75 (26.50%) MVC
6 73 (25.80%) JavaScript
7 72 (25.44%) ASP.NET
8 69 (24.38%) SQL Server 2008
9 68 (24.03%) T-SQL
10 62 (21.91%) HTML
11 60 (21.20%) CSS
12 56 (19.79%) Agile Software Development
13 54 (19.08%) jQuery
14 47 (16.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 47 (16.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 43 (15.19%) XML
16 42 (14.84%) Oracle
16 42 (14.84%) Finance
16 42 (14.84%) ASP.NET MVC
17 41 (14.49%) Visual Studio
17 41 (14.49%) Web Services
18 35 (12.37%) Migration
18 35 (12.37%) Windows
19 34 (12.01%) MS Excel
19 34 (12.01%) Business Intelligence
20 32 (11.31%) TDD
21 31 (10.95%) NHS
21 31 (10.95%) WCF
22 28 (9.89%) .NET Framework
23 26 (9.19%) Data Warehouse

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 18 (6.36%) IIS
2 16 (5.65%) SharePoint
3 15 (5.30%) CMS
4 11 (3.89%) NetWeaver
5 8 (2.83%) MS Exchange
6 7 (2.47%) Orchard CMS
7 5 (1.77%) Apache
7 5 (1.77%) Umbraco
7 5 (1.77%) Apache Solr
7 5 (1.77%) SharePoint 2010
7 5 (1.77%) Apache Spark
8 4 (1.41%) WebSphere
9 3 (1.06%) Sitecore CMS
9 3 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2010
10 2 (0.71%) Drupal
11 1 (0.35%) WebSphere Application Server
11 1 (0.35%) BizTalk Server
11 1 (0.35%) SAS
Applications
1 34 (12.01%) MS Excel
2 9 (3.18%) MS Office
2 9 (3.18%) Mingle
3 3 (1.06%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 11 (3.89%) SAP SRM
2 8 (2.83%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (1.41%) Cognos TM1
4 3 (1.06%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.71%) Oracle Payables
5 2 (0.71%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.71%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.71%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 2 (0.71%) Oracle General Ledger
5 2 (0.71%) Oracle EBS R12
5 2 (0.71%) Maximo
6 1 (0.35%) Oracle 11i
6 1 (0.35%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.35%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.35%) Oracle Receivables
6 1 (0.35%) Oracle Assets
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.06%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (1.06%) Office 365
2 2 (0.71%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.35%) SaaS
3 1 (0.35%) PaaS
3 1 (0.35%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (6.36%) SAN
2 16 (5.65%) Firewall
3 11 (3.89%) LAN
3 11 (3.89%) NAS
3 11 (3.89%) Fibre Channel
4 7 (2.47%) iSCSI
5 6 (2.12%) WAN
6 5 (1.77%) Internet
6 5 (1.77%) VLAN
7 4 (1.41%) VPLS
7 4 (1.41%) Cisco ASA
7 4 (1.41%) Wireless
7 4 (1.41%) DMZ
7 4 (1.41%) EIGRP
7 4 (1.41%) MPLS
7 4 (1.41%) OSPF
7 4 (1.41%) BGP
8 3 (1.06%) Intranet
9 2 (0.71%) Network Security
9 2 (0.71%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 69 (24.38%) SQL Server 2008
2 47 (16.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 47 (16.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 26 (9.19%) Data Warehouse
4 24 (8.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 22 (7.77%) SQL Server 2005
6 16 (5.65%) SQL Server 2012
7 15 (5.30%) RavenDB
8 13 (4.59%) Oracle Database
9 11 (3.89%) BusinessObjects
9 11 (3.89%) SAP BW
9 11 (3.89%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
10 9 (3.18%) QlikView
11 7 (2.47%) Oracle Database 10g
12 5 (1.77%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 4 (1.41%) Relational Database
13 4 (1.41%) MySQL
13 4 (1.41%) MS Access
14 3 (1.06%) DB2
14 3 (1.06%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 41 (14.49%) Visual Studio
2 20 (7.07%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 18 (6.36%) Team Foundation Server
4 9 (3.18%) Toad
4 9 (3.18%) NUnit
5 6 (2.12%) Git (software)
5 6 (2.12%) Subversion
6 3 (1.06%) JMeter
6 3 (1.06%) TeamCity
6 3 (1.06%) Selenium
7 2 (0.71%) MSTest
7 2 (0.71%) ReSharper
7 2 (0.71%) ERwin
8 1 (0.35%) JUnit
8 1 (0.35%) CruiseControl
8 1 (0.35%) TestNG
8 1 (0.35%) SpecFlow
8 1 (0.35%) Moq
General
1 42 (14.84%) Finance
2 16 (5.65%) Retail
3 8 (2.83%) Banking
4 5 (1.77%) Marketing
5 3 (1.06%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.06%) Back Office
6 1 (0.35%) Games
6 1 (0.35%) Electronics
6 1 (0.35%) Legal
6 1 (0.35%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.35%) General Ledger
6 1 (0.35%) Billing
6 1 (0.35%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 175 (61.84%) Developer
2 58 (20.49%) .NET Developer
3 38 (13.43%) C# Developer
4 36 (12.72%) SQL Developer
5 23 (8.13%) C# .NET Developer
5 23 (8.13%) Analyst
5 23 (8.13%) ASP.NET Developer
6 21 (7.42%) DBA
7 19 (6.71%) Architect
8 17 (6.01%) SQL DBA
9 16 (5.65%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 15 (5.30%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 14 (4.95%) Senior Developer
12 11 (3.89%) SQL Server Developer
13 9 (3.18%) Senior C# Developer
13 9 (3.18%) Solutions Architect
14 8 (2.83%) Business Developer
14 8 (2.83%) Consultant
14 8 (2.83%) Administrator
14 8 (2.83%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 121 (42.76%) .NET
2 72 (25.44%) ASP.NET
3 62 (21.91%) HTML
4 60 (21.20%) CSS
5 54 (19.08%) jQuery
6 43 (15.19%) XML
7 42 (14.84%) ASP.NET MVC
8 41 (14.49%) Web Services
9 31 (10.95%) WCF
10 28 (9.89%) .NET Framework
11 24 (8.48%) Ajax
11 24 (8.48%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 18 (6.36%) LINQ
13 16 (5.65%) XSLT
14 11 (3.89%) CSS3
14 11 (3.89%) REST
14 11 (3.89%) HTML5
15 10 (3.53%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 10 (3.53%) RESTful
16 8 (2.83%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 31 (10.95%) NHS
2 13 (4.59%) Clustering
3 11 (3.89%) Replication
3 11 (3.89%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (3.18%) Computer Science
5 8 (2.83%) Enterprise Software
5 8 (2.83%) Data Extraction
6 7 (2.47%) Open Source
6 7 (2.47%) Celerra
7 4 (1.41%) Life Science
7 4 (1.41%) Management Information System
7 4 (1.41%) N-Tier
8 2 (0.71%) Mobile App
8 2 (0.71%) User Experience
8 2 (0.71%) Enterprise Storage
8 2 (0.71%) Informatics
8 2 (0.71%) Inversion of Control
8 2 (0.71%) W3C
9 1 (0.35%) DTV
9 1 (0.35%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 35 (12.37%) Windows
2 15 (5.30%) UNIX
3 9 (3.18%) Windows Server 2012
4 7 (2.47%) Solaris
4 7 (2.47%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (1.77%) Windows 7
6 4 (1.41%) Apple iOS
6 4 (1.41%) Android
6 4 (1.41%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (0.71%) Linux
8 1 (0.35%) Windows 2000
8 1 (0.35%) Windows XP
8 1 (0.35%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (26.50%) MVC
2 56 (19.79%) Agile Software Development
3 35 (12.37%) Migration
4 34 (12.01%) Business Intelligence
5 32 (11.31%) TDD
6 21 (7.42%) OO
6 21 (7.42%) Scrum
7 18 (6.36%) SOA
7 18 (6.36%) Mentoring
8 17 (6.01%) Performance Tuning
9 16 (5.65%) Web Development
10 15 (5.30%) Data Migration
10 15 (5.30%) ETL
11 12 (4.24%) Technical Architecture
12 11 (3.89%) Data Modelling
13 10 (3.53%) Data Cleansing
13 10 (3.53%) CRM
14 9 (3.18%) ITIL
15 8 (2.83%) Data Governance
15 8 (2.83%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 137 (48.41%) SQL
2 108 (38.16%) C#
3 73 (25.80%) JavaScript
4 68 (24.03%) T-SQL
5 13 (4.59%) VB
6 10 (3.53%) PL/SQL
7 9 (3.18%) Java
7 9 (3.18%) VB6
7 9 (3.18%) Ruby
8 8 (2.83%) XPath
8 8 (2.83%) VBA
9 5 (1.77%) PHP
9 5 (1.77%) VBScript
9 5 (1.77%) VB.NET
9 5 (1.77%) PowerShell
10 3 (1.06%) C
10 3 (1.06%) XAML
11 2 (0.71%) Python
12 1 (0.35%) ActionScript
12 1 (0.35%) C++
Qualifications
1 13 (4.59%) Degree
2 4 (1.41%) Security Cleared
2 4 (1.41%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (0.71%) MCTS
3 2 (0.71%) MCITP
3 2 (0.71%) MCSE
4 1 (0.35%) Oracle Certification
4 1 (0.35%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (0.35%) ISEB
4 1 (0.35%) CCNA
4 1 (0.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.12%) QA
2 3 (1.06%) HL7
System Software
1 22 (7.77%) Active Directory
2 12 (4.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (3.53%) Hyper-V
4 8 (2.83%) VMware ESX
5 7 (2.47%) Terminal Services
5 7 (2.47%) EMC RecoverPoint
6 2 (0.71%) vSphere
6 2 (0.71%) Oracle RMAN
7 1 (0.35%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 4 (1.41%) Cisco Prime
2 2 (0.71%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (0.71%) Salt
2 2 (0.71%) Ansible
2 2 (0.71%) Puppet
2 2 (0.71%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.71%) Data Guard
3 1 (0.35%) Oozie
Vendors
1 96 (33.92%) Microsoft
2 42 (14.84%) Oracle
3 21 (7.42%) VMware
4 13 (4.59%) Business Objects
5 12 (4.24%) SAP
6 11 (3.89%) Citrix
7 8 (2.83%) EMC
8 7 (2.47%) NetApp
9 5 (1.77%) CheckPoint
9 5 (1.77%) Cisco
9 5 (1.77%) Northgate
10 4 (1.41%) SolarWinds
10 4 (1.41%) Nortel
10 4 (1.41%) Cognos
11 3 (1.06%) Sybase
11 3 (1.06%) TIBCO
11 3 (1.06%) Telerik
11 3 (1.06%) Sitecore
12 2 (0.71%) Tableau
12 2 (0.71%) Google
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