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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 12 9 12
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +3
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 184 156 119
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 10.02% 11.16% 10.48%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 45.43% 49.37% 45.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 121 110 66
Average daily rate £325 £323 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.77% +7.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £475 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £347 £325
% change year-on-year
+0.72% +6.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 4
Average hourly rate £32.50 £27.00 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.37% -18.18%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £28.69 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-21.57% -4.36%
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
405 316 262
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 22.05% 22.60% 23.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 241 215 160
Average daily rate £375 £350 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.04% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 7
Average hourly rate £17.00 £25.00 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.00% -24.24%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £32.50 £28.00
% change year-on-year
-10.76% +16.07%

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 5 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 5 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Bolton - 10 £333 - 8
Salford - 3 £325 -
Stockport -10 1 £375 +21.95% 7
SQL Server
North West

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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.

1 165 (53.57%) SQL
2 150 (48.70%) .NET
3 126 (40.91%) C#
4 88 (28.57%) Microsoft
5 87 (28.25%) JavaScript
6 83 (26.95%) HTML
7 81 (26.30%) ASP.NET
7 81 (26.30%) MVC
8 72 (23.38%) CSS
8 72 (23.38%) Visual Studio
9 64 (20.78%) T-SQL
10 63 (20.45%) Agile Software Development
11 62 (20.13%) Windows
12 55 (17.86%) Oracle
13 52 (16.88%) SQL Server 2008
14 50 (16.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 49 (15.91%) Team Foundation Server
16 48 (15.58%) SQL Server 2012
17 47 (15.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 42 (13.64%) Migration
19 41 (13.31%) jQuery
20 40 (12.99%) Finance
21 39 (12.66%) HTML5
22 36 (11.69%) Windows Server 2012
22 36 (11.69%) Web Development
23 35 (11.36%) Business Intelligence
24 33 (10.71%) .NET Framework
25 31 (10.06%) MS Excel
26 30 (9.74%) ASP.NET MVC
27 29 (9.42%) TDD

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 21 (6.82%) SharePoint
2 11 (3.57%) IIS
3 7 (2.27%) CMS
4 5 (1.62%) SharePoint 2013
5 4 (1.30%) SharePoint 2010
6 3 (0.97%) EPiServer CMS
6 3 (0.97%) Tomcat
6 3 (0.97%) Umbraco
6 3 (0.97%) WebSphere
7 2 (0.65%) IBM Domino
7 2 (0.65%) IBM Notes
7 2 (0.65%) MS Exchange
7 2 (0.65%) SharePoint Server
7 2 (0.65%) SugarCRM
7 2 (0.65%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.32%) Apache
8 1 (0.32%) Confluence
8 1 (0.32%) nginx
8 1 (0.32%) Node.js
8 1 (0.32%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 31 (10.06%) MS Excel
2 9 (2.92%) MS Office
3 2 (0.65%) Mingle
3 2 (0.65%) MS Project
4 1 (0.32%) InfoPath
4 1 (0.32%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.32%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.32%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 19 (6.17%) Dynamics AX
2 15 (4.87%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.65%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 2 (0.65%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.32%) Dynamics GP
4 1 (0.32%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.32%) Oracle Financial Analyzer
4 1 (0.32%) Payment Gateway
4 1 (0.32%) SAP BPC
4 1 (0.32%) SAP HR
4 1 (0.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 9 (2.92%) SaaS
2 8 (2.60%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (1.30%) Office 365
4 2 (0.65%) PaaS
5 1 (0.32%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.32%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.32%) Amazon ElastiCache
5 1 (0.32%) Amazon ELB
5 1 (0.32%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.32%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (0.32%) CloudFront
5 1 (0.32%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 15 (4.87%) HTTP
2 12 (3.90%) DNS
3 9 (2.92%) NetScaler
4 5 (1.62%) Firewall
5 4 (1.30%) Intranet
5 4 (1.30%) LAN
6 3 (0.97%) SAN
7 2 (0.65%) DHCP
7 2 (0.65%) NAS
8 1 (0.32%) Internet
8 1 (0.32%) LDAP
8 1 (0.32%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (16.88%) SQL Server 2008
2 50 (16.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 48 (15.58%) SQL Server 2012
4 47 (15.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 29 (9.42%) Oracle Database
6 24 (7.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 23 (7.47%) Data Warehouse
8 16 (5.19%) SQL Server 2005
8 16 (5.19%) SQL Server 2014
9 9 (2.92%) Relational Database
10 8 (2.60%) BusinessObjects
10 8 (2.60%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
10 8 (2.60%) SAP BW
11 7 (2.27%) SAP Data Services
12 6 (1.95%) OLAP
12 6 (1.95%) SQL Server 2000
13 5 (1.62%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 5 (1.62%) MySQL
13 5 (1.62%) Oracle Database 10g
13 5 (1.62%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 72 (23.38%) Visual Studio
2 49 (15.91%) Team Foundation Server
3 26 (8.44%) Git (software)
4 23 (7.47%) Subversion
5 19 (6.17%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 15 (4.87%) HP UFT
7 13 (4.22%) Toad
8 12 (3.90%) MSTest
9 10 (3.25%) NUnit
10 5 (1.62%) Grunt
10 5 (1.62%) JIRA
10 5 (1.62%) Moq
10 5 (1.62%) MSI
10 5 (1.62%) TeamCity
10 5 (1.62%) WiX
11 4 (1.30%) Appcelerator Titanium
11 4 (1.30%) Selenium
11 4 (1.30%) Xcode
12 3 (0.97%) Cucumber
12 3 (0.97%) ReSharper
General
1 40 (12.99%) Finance
2 14 (4.55%) Retail
3 7 (2.27%) Advertising
4 5 (1.62%) Legal
5 3 (0.97%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.65%) Back Office
6 2 (0.65%) Local Government
6 2 (0.65%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (0.65%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.32%) Billing
7 1 (0.32%) French Language
Job Titles
1 165 (53.57%) Developer
2 77 (25.00%) .NET Developer
3 68 (22.08%) Analyst
4 57 (18.51%) C# Developer
5 42 (13.64%) C# .NET Developer
6 39 (12.66%) SQL Developer
7 30 (9.74%) Test Analyst
8 28 (9.09%) DBA
9 21 (6.82%) Data Analyst
9 21 (6.82%) SQL DBA
10 20 (6.49%) SQL Analyst
11 19 (6.17%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
12 17 (5.52%) ASP.NET Developer
13 13 (4.22%) Business Intelligence Developer
13 13 (4.22%) Consultant
14 11 (3.57%) SQL Server DBA
14 11 (3.57%) Support Analyst
15 10 (3.25%) Applications Developer
15 10 (3.25%) Applications Support
15 10 (3.25%) SAP Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 150 (48.70%) .NET
2 83 (26.95%) HTML
3 81 (26.30%) ASP.NET
4 72 (23.38%) CSS
5 41 (13.31%) jQuery
6 39 (12.66%) HTML5
7 33 (10.71%) .NET Framework
8 30 (9.74%) ASP.NET MVC
9 27 (8.77%) Entity Framework
10 23 (7.47%) WCF
11 22 (7.14%) Web Services
12 20 (6.49%) XML
13 17 (5.52%) AngularJS
13 17 (5.52%) Silverlight
14 14 (4.55%) ASP.NET Web API
15 12 (3.90%) Ajax
15 12 (3.90%) ASP.NET MVC 5
16 10 (3.25%) XSLT
17 9 (2.92%) REST
18 8 (2.60%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 16 (5.19%) Visualisation
2 12 (3.90%) Replication
3 11 (3.57%) NHS
4 7 (2.27%) Data Centre
4 7 (2.27%) Mobile App
5 6 (1.95%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (1.62%) Clustering
6 5 (1.62%) Data Extraction
6 5 (1.62%) Fat Client
6 5 (1.62%) Thin Client
7 4 (1.30%) Computer Science
7 4 (1.30%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (0.97%) Management Information System
9 2 (0.65%) Data Structures
9 2 (0.65%) Life Science
9 2 (0.65%) Mathematics
9 2 (0.65%) N-Tier
9 2 (0.65%) PKI
10 1 (0.32%) Algorithms
10 1 (0.32%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 62 (20.13%) Windows
2 36 (11.69%) Windows Server 2012
3 25 (8.12%) Windows Server
4 21 (6.82%) Linux
5 19 (6.17%) Unix
6 18 (5.84%) Windows Server 2003
7 17 (5.52%) Windows Server 2008
8 14 (4.55%) Mac OS X
9 12 (3.90%) Windows 7
10 5 (1.62%) Android
11 4 (1.30%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.32%) AIX
12 1 (0.32%) CentOS
12 1 (0.32%) Solaris
12 1 (0.32%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (26.30%) MVC
2 63 (20.45%) Agile Software Development
3 42 (13.64%) Migration
4 36 (11.69%) Web Development
5 35 (11.36%) Business Intelligence
6 29 (9.42%) TDD
7 27 (8.77%) ETL
8 25 (8.12%) Software Testing
9 21 (6.82%) Scrum
10 20 (6.49%) Web Design
11 18 (5.84%) CRM
12 17 (5.52%) OO
13 16 (5.19%) Unit Testing
14 15 (4.87%) Data Migration
14 15 (4.87%) Front End Development
14 15 (4.87%) Responsive Web Design
15 14 (4.55%) User Acceptance Testing
16 13 (4.22%) Software Engineering
16 13 (4.22%) Test Management
16 13 (4.22%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 165 (53.57%) SQL
2 126 (40.91%) C#
3 87 (28.25%) JavaScript
4 64 (20.78%) T-SQL
5 17 (5.52%) Python
6 16 (5.19%) XAML
7 15 (4.87%) PowerShell
7 15 (4.87%) Ruby
7 15 (4.87%) Scala
8 11 (3.57%) Java
9 7 (2.27%) ABAP
9 7 (2.27%) VB.NET
10 6 (1.95%) PHP
11 5 (1.62%) XPath
12 4 (1.30%) Objective-C
12 4 (1.30%) VB
13 3 (0.97%) PL/SQL
13 3 (0.97%) VBA
14 2 (0.65%) VB6
15 1 (0.32%) C++
Qualifications
1 7 (2.27%) Degree
2 5 (1.62%) DBS Check
3 4 (1.30%) ISTQB
4 3 (0.97%) Security Cleared
5 2 (0.65%) ISEB
5 2 (0.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (0.65%) OCPJP
5 2 (0.65%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.32%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.32%) CCA
6 1 (0.32%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (0.32%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (0.32%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.32%) NCDA
6 1 (0.32%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (0.32%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.32%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (8.12%) QA
2 1 (0.32%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.32%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.32%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.32%) TickIT
System Software
1 25 (8.12%) Active Directory
2 7 (2.27%) Microsoft App-V
3 4 (1.30%) Oracle RAC
3 4 (1.30%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.65%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (0.32%) Apache Flume
5 1 (0.32%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.32%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.32%) vSphere
5 1 (0.32%) XenApp
5 1 (0.32%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 17 (5.52%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (1.62%) Oracle RMAN
3 4 (1.30%) Data Guard
3 4 (1.30%) NetBackup
4 1 (0.32%) Ansible
4 1 (0.32%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.32%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 1 (0.32%) Packer
4 1 (0.32%) Puppet
4 1 (0.32%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (0.32%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 88 (28.57%) Microsoft
2 55 (17.86%) Oracle
3 26 (8.44%) Citrix
4 16 (5.19%) Telerik
5 13 (4.22%) SAP
6 11 (3.57%) EPiServer
6 11 (3.57%) HP
7 10 (3.25%) VMware
8 7 (2.27%) AppSense
9 5 (1.62%) BEA
9 5 (1.62%) Cisco
9 5 (1.62%) Wyse
10 4 (1.30%) Appcelerator
10 4 (1.30%) Cognos
10 4 (1.30%) Xamarin
11 3 (0.97%) 3PAR
11 3 (0.97%) LANDesk
11 3 (0.97%) OpenText
11 3 (0.97%) Symantec
11 3 (0.97%) Tableau
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Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester
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Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
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Rate: £Neg
Posted: 2 days ago
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Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
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Rate: £300 - 400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
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Rate: £375 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
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Rate: £400 - 500 per day
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Rate: £200 per day
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Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
Greater Manchester
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £300.00 - £350 per day
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Nigel Frank International
Posted: 13 days ago
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Vivid Resourcing
Rate: £300 - 350 per day + negotiable on experience
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Manchester
Vivid Resourcing
Rate: £250 - 300 per day
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Manchester
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Rate: £350 - £400 per day
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Rate: £200.00 - £225 per day
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Rate: £250 - £300 per day
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