The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Database & Business Intelligence category for the Manchester region.

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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 9 11 5
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -6
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 146 112 191
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 11.64% 10.04% 13.81%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 57.71% 48.28% 53.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 99 68 125
Average daily rate
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£325 £300 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% +4.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £214
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £350 £365
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 16
Average hourly rate £18.00 £10.50 £25.37
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+71.42% -58.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.80 £10.50 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.20 £10.50 £43.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £27.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-16.36% +10.00%
Database & Business Intelligence Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
253 232 360
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 20.18% 20.81% 26.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 165 132 202
Average daily rate £325 £310 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.83% +7.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £250 £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 4 2 16
Average hourly rate £19.50 £13.75 £25.73
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+41.81% -46.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £11.15 £20.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.70 £16.35 £43.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.00 £30.00 £30.20
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -0.66%
SQL Server
North West

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 23 July 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 23 July 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 9 £325 +19.26% 2
Stockport -3 6 £215 -28.33% 11
Bolton +2 3 £410 - 7
Wigan 0 2 £405 +24.61% 4
Altrincham - 1 £255 - 6
Bury - 1 £325 - 2
Cheadle - 1 - -
Oldham - 1 £350 -
Rochdale - - - - 4
Sale - - - - 2
SQL Server
North West

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 23 July 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.

1 156 (52.00%) SQL
2 138 (46.00%) .NET
3 132 (44.00%) C#
4 94 (31.33%) ASP.NET
5 89 (29.67%) SQL Server 2008
6 78 (26.00%) CSS
7 74 (24.67%) HTML
8 71 (23.67%) Oracle
9 70 (23.33%) MVC
10 68 (22.67%) JavaScript
11 60 (20.00%) T-SQL
12 59 (19.67%) Finance
12 59 (19.67%) WCF
13 58 (19.33%) Microsoft
14 55 (18.33%) Web Services
15 52 (17.33%) jQuery
16 48 (16.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 46 (15.33%) XML
18 42 (14.00%) OO
19 41 (13.67%) Migration
20 40 (13.33%) Visual Studio
21 38 (12.67%) .NET Framework
22 37 (12.33%) Data Warehouse
22 37 (12.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
23 36 (12.00%) MS Excel
24 34 (11.33%) ASP.NET MVC
25 33 (11.00%) Business Intelligence
26 32 (10.67%) Windows
27 29 (9.67%) TDD
28 28 (9.33%) OOD

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 22 (7.33%) SharePoint
2 13 (4.33%) CMS
3 11 (3.67%) WebLogic
3 11 (3.67%) Tomcat
4 10 (3.33%) WebSphere
4 10 (3.33%) SharePoint 2010
5 8 (2.67%) BizTalk Server
6 7 (2.33%) IIS
7 6 (2.00%) MQSeries
7 6 (2.00%) WebLogic Integration
7 6 (2.00%) MS Exchange
7 6 (2.00%) Apache
7 6 (2.00%) SharePoint 2013
8 5 (1.67%) Adobe CQ
8 5 (1.67%) Escenic
8 5 (1.67%) Umbraco
9 4 (1.33%) WordPress
10 3 (1.00%) MS Project Server
10 3 (1.00%) Exchange Server 2010
11 2 (0.67%) Node.js
Applications
1 36 (12.00%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.33%) Adobe Illustrator
3 3 (1.00%) MS Visio
3 3 (1.00%) MS Project
4 2 (0.67%) MS Office
4 2 (0.67%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 9 (3.00%) Oracle Payables
2 8 (2.67%) Oracle EBS R12
2 8 (2.67%) Oracle 11i
2 8 (2.67%) Oracle EBS
2 8 (2.67%) Oracle Applications
2 8 (2.67%) Dynamics CRM
3 6 (2.00%) Oracle General Ledger
3 6 (2.00%) Oracle Receivables
3 6 (2.00%) Oracle Assets
4 4 (1.33%) Magento
5 3 (1.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 2 (0.67%) Dynamics NAV
6 2 (0.67%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.00%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.33%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (2.33%) FTP
1 7 (2.33%) Firewall
2 5 (1.67%) LDAP
3 4 (1.33%) SAN
4 2 (0.67%) Intranet
4 2 (0.67%) Internet
4 2 (0.67%) NAS
4 2 (0.67%) DHCP
4 2 (0.67%) DNS
5 1 (0.33%) LAN
5 1 (0.33%) WAN
5 1 (0.33%) HTTP
5 1 (0.33%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.33%) VPN
5 1 (0.33%) PuTTY
5 1 (0.33%) Wireless
5 1 (0.33%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 89 (29.67%) SQL Server 2008
2 48 (16.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 37 (12.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 37 (12.33%) Data Warehouse
4 27 (9.00%) Oracle Database
5 26 (8.67%) SQL Server 2012
6 23 (7.67%) SQL Server 2005
7 15 (5.00%) SQL Server 2000
7 15 (5.00%) MySQL
7 15 (5.00%) MS Access
8 12 (4.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 11 (3.67%) Relational Database
9 11 (3.67%) Oracle Database 10g
10 10 (3.33%) Oracle Database 11g
11 7 (2.33%) QlikView
11 7 (2.33%) DB2
11 7 (2.33%) Big Data
12 6 (2.00%) Hadoop
13 4 (1.33%) Data Mining
14 3 (1.00%) Cognos Query Studio
Development Applications
1 40 (13.33%) Visual Studio
2 19 (6.33%) Team Foundation Server
3 15 (5.00%) NUnit
4 11 (3.67%) Toad
5 8 (2.67%) SpecFlow
6 7 (2.33%) MSTest
7 6 (2.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 5 (1.67%) Mercurial
8 5 (1.67%) Moq
8 5 (1.67%) ReSharper
9 3 (1.00%) TeamCity
10 2 (0.67%) Git (software)
10 2 (0.67%) Cucumber
10 2 (0.67%) ERwin
10 2 (0.67%) JIRA
10 2 (0.67%) Selenium
11 1 (0.33%) Octopus Deploy
11 1 (0.33%) Bitbucket
11 1 (0.33%) Subversion
11 1 (0.33%) LoadRunner
General
1 59 (19.67%) Finance
2 15 (5.00%) Retail
3 7 (2.33%) Telecoms
3 7 (2.33%) Banking
4 6 (2.00%) General Ledger
5 4 (1.33%) Marketing
6 3 (1.00%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.00%) Electronics
7 2 (0.67%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.33%) Legal
8 1 (0.33%) Advertising
8 1 (0.33%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 196 (65.33%) Developer
2 86 (28.67%) .NET Developer
3 53 (17.67%) C# Developer
4 41 (13.67%) C# .NET Developer
5 34 (11.33%) Analyst
6 31 (10.33%) ASP.NET Developer
7 24 (8.00%) SQL Developer
7 24 (8.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 17 (5.67%) DBA
9 15 (5.00%) SQL DBA
10 14 (4.67%) Senior Developer
10 14 (4.67%) Web Developer
10 14 (4.67%) Business Intelligence Developer
11 13 (4.33%) Architect
12 12 (4.00%) Data Analyst
13 11 (3.67%) Software Developer
14 10 (3.33%) Tester
14 10 (3.33%) SQL Server DBA
14 10 (3.33%) .NET Web Developer
15 9 (3.00%) SharePoint Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 138 (46.00%) .NET
2 94 (31.33%) ASP.NET
3 78 (26.00%) CSS
4 74 (24.67%) HTML
5 59 (19.67%) WCF
6 55 (18.33%) Web Services
7 52 (17.33%) jQuery
8 46 (15.33%) XML
9 38 (12.67%) .NET Framework
10 34 (11.33%) ASP.NET MVC
11 27 (9.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 23 (7.67%) CSS3
12 23 (7.67%) HTML5
13 22 (7.33%) WPF
14 21 (7.00%) Ajax
15 17 (5.67%) SOAP
15 17 (5.67%) LINQ
15 17 (5.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 15 (5.00%) KnockoutJS
17 14 (4.67%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 15 (5.00%) NHS
2 10 (3.33%) N-Tier
3 9 (3.00%) Data Extraction
3 9 (3.00%) RIA
4 7 (2.33%) Enterprise Software
4 7 (2.33%) Mainframe
5 6 (2.00%) Replication
6 5 (1.67%) PKI
6 5 (1.67%) Management Information System
7 4 (1.33%) Inversion of Control
8 3 (1.00%) DTV
8 3 (1.00%) Mathematics
9 2 (0.67%) PMI
9 2 (0.67%) GIS
9 2 (0.67%) TRADACOMS
9 2 (0.67%) Economics
10 1 (0.33%) Visualisation
10 1 (0.33%) Open Source
10 1 (0.33%) Social Media
10 1 (0.33%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 32 (10.67%) Windows
2 8 (2.67%) UNIX
3 6 (2.00%) SUSE
3 6 (2.00%) HPUX
3 6 (2.00%) Linux
4 5 (1.67%) Fedora
4 5 (1.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (1.67%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (1.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.33%) Android
6 1 (0.33%) Windows XP
6 1 (0.33%) AIX
6 1 (0.33%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (23.33%) MVC
2 42 (14.00%) OO
3 41 (13.67%) Migration
4 33 (11.00%) Business Intelligence
5 29 (9.67%) TDD
6 28 (9.33%) ETL
6 28 (9.33%) OOD
7 24 (8.00%) Scrum
8 22 (7.33%) Agile Software Development
8 22 (7.33%) Data Migration
9 14 (4.67%) Data Cleansing
9 14 (4.67%) Performance Tuning
10 13 (4.33%) MVVM
11 12 (4.00%) Performance Analysis
12 11 (3.67%) Database Tuning
12 11 (3.67%) E-Commerce
13 10 (3.33%) Stakeholder Management
13 10 (3.33%) Project Management
13 10 (3.33%) Data Analysis
13 10 (3.33%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 156 (52.00%) SQL
2 132 (44.00%) C#
3 68 (22.67%) JavaScript
4 60 (20.00%) T-SQL
5 25 (8.33%) PL/SQL
6 14 (4.67%) VB
7 10 (3.33%) Java
8 8 (2.67%) VBA
9 7 (2.33%) VB.NET
10 6 (2.00%) FoxPro (VFP)
10 6 (2.00%) VB6
11 5 (1.67%) Scala
11 5 (1.67%) PHP
12 4 (1.33%) C++
13 2 (0.67%) PowerShell
14 1 (0.33%) C
Qualifications
1 9 (3.00%) ISEB
1 9 (3.00%) Degree
2 8 (2.67%) ISTQB
3 6 (2.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 6 (2.00%) ISEB Practitioner
4 4 (1.33%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (1.00%) MCSE
6 2 (0.67%) CCNA
6 2 (0.67%) MCP
6 2 (0.67%) CCA
6 2 (0.67%) Citrix Certification
6 2 (0.67%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (0.67%) PMP
6 2 (0.67%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (0.33%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.33%) Security Cleared
7 1 (0.33%) HNC
7 1 (0.33%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.67%) QA
1 8 (2.67%) HL7
2 3 (1.00%) Basel III
3 2 (0.67%) SLA
4 1 (0.33%) COBIT
System Software
1 7 (2.33%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (0.67%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.33%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 7 (2.33%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.33%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 71 (23.67%) Oracle
2 58 (19.33%) Microsoft
3 8 (2.67%) SAP
4 7 (2.33%) HP
5 6 (2.00%) Sage
5 6 (2.00%) TIBCO
5 6 (2.00%) VMware
6 5 (1.67%) Citrix
6 5 (1.67%) JBoss
7 4 (1.33%) Adobe
7 4 (1.33%) Twitter
8 3 (1.00%) Cognos
8 3 (1.00%) Informatica
9 2 (0.67%) MicroStrategy
9 2 (0.67%) CA
9 2 (0.67%) Sybase
9 2 (0.67%) IBM
9 2 (0.67%) Open Text
9 2 (0.67%) Sitecore
10 1 (0.33%) Veeam
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Vivid Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £280 - £350 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 20 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
Altrincham, Cheshire
Rullion IT Plus
Rate: £230 - £280 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £240 - £280 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: Up to 320 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: £1.00 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £280 - £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Greater Manchester
Senitor Associates
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £240 - £300 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: £290 per annum + competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
Rochdale
Computer Futures
Rate: £180 - £210 per day + competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
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Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + competitive
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