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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SQL Server over the 3 months to 31 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
31 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 30 12 9
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -3
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 105 122 151
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 5.72% 8.14% 11.82%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 31.72% 39.10% 56.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 80 85
Median daily rate £340 £333 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.25% -1.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £212
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £441 £415
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 1
Median hourly rate £27.50 £19.00 £9.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+44.73% +111.11%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.08 £21.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+57.51% -27.58%
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
331 312 265
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 18.02% 20.83% 20.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 217 204 147
Median daily rate £375 £365 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.58% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 11
Median hourly rate £28.00 £19.00 £19.94
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+47.36% -4.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £14.50 £9.27
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.25 £19.50 £53.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.50 £26.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+32.69% -17.46%

SQL Server
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Manchester region citing SQL Server as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 31 May 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 31 May 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Stockport -4 11 £358 +7.92% 4
Salford -6 2 £325 -24.41%
Bury +1 1 - - 2
SQL Server
North West

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 31 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Manchester region with a requirement for SQL Server.

1 137 (56.38%) .NET
2 115 (47.33%) C#
3 96 (39.51%) SQL
4 85 (34.98%) JavaScript
5 82 (33.74%) MVC
6 73 (30.04%) ASP.NET
7 61 (25.10%) HTML
8 60 (24.69%) CSS
9 56 (23.05%) Agile Software Development
10 49 (20.16%) Web Development
11 43 (17.70%) Microsoft
12 42 (17.28%) T-SQL
13 41 (16.87%) Windows
14 38 (15.64%) Visual Studio
15 33 (13.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 33 (13.58%) Active Directory
16 32 (13.17%) ASP.NET MVC
17 31 (12.76%) jQuery
17 31 (12.76%) Oracle
17 31 (12.76%) TDD
18 30 (12.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
19 29 (11.93%) Business Intelligence
20 28 (11.52%) HP
20 28 (11.52%) Citrix
20 28 (11.52%) Scrum
20 28 (11.52%) Windows Server 2012
21 27 (11.11%) AngularJS
21 27 (11.11%) Windows Server
22 26 (10.70%) Git (software)
22 26 (10.70%) VMware

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 10 (4.12%) SharePoint
2 8 (3.29%) Node.js
3 7 (2.88%) IIS
4 5 (2.06%) CMS
5 4 (1.65%) WebSphere
6 3 (1.23%) Tomcat
6 3 (1.23%) Umbraco
7 2 (0.82%) EPiServer CMS
7 2 (0.82%) Mule
7 2 (0.82%) WebLogic
7 2 (0.82%) WebSphere Application Server
8 1 (0.41%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.41%) Confluence
8 1 (0.41%) nginx
8 1 (0.41%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.41%) Sitecore CMS
8 1 (0.41%) WordPress
Applications
1 20 (8.23%) MS Excel
2 5 (2.06%) MS Office
3 1 (0.41%) Mingle
3 1 (0.41%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 6 (2.47%) Dynamics AX
2 5 (2.06%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.82%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 1 (0.41%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.41%) Infor M3
4 1 (0.41%) nopCommerce
4 1 (0.41%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.41%) Oracle Payroll
4 1 (0.41%) Payment Gateway
4 1 (0.41%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 8 (3.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (1.23%) SaaS
3 1 (0.41%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.41%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.41%) Amazon ElastiCache
3 1 (0.41%) Amazon ELB
3 1 (0.41%) Amazon S3
3 1 (0.41%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (0.41%) CloudFront
3 1 (0.41%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 20 (8.23%) NetScaler
2 17 (7.00%) HTTP
3 5 (2.06%) Network Security
4 4 (1.65%) LAN
5 3 (1.23%) Firewall
5 3 (1.23%) SAN
5 3 (1.23%) TCP/IP
6 2 (0.82%) FTP
6 2 (0.82%) WinSCP
7 1 (0.41%) DHCP
7 1 (0.41%) DNS
7 1 (0.41%) Intranet
7 1 (0.41%) SSL
7 1 (0.41%) VLAN
7 1 (0.41%) VPN
7 1 (0.41%) WAN
7 1 (0.41%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (13.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 30 (12.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 21 (8.64%) SQL Server 2008
4 17 (7.00%) SQL Server 2012
4 17 (7.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 15 (6.17%) Data Warehouse
5 15 (6.17%) Oracle Database
6 13 (5.35%) SQL Server 2005
7 10 (4.12%) SQL Server 2014
8 9 (3.70%) MongoDB
8 9 (3.70%) Relational Database
9 7 (2.88%) DataStage
9 7 (2.88%) PostgreSQL
10 6 (2.47%) NoSQL
10 6 (2.47%) SQL Server 2000
11 5 (2.06%) DB2
12 3 (1.23%) MS Access
12 3 (1.23%) OLAP
12 3 (1.23%) Oracle Database 11g
12 3 (1.23%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 38 (15.64%) Visual Studio
2 26 (10.70%) Git (software)
3 25 (10.29%) Team Foundation Server
4 20 (8.23%) Subversion
5 10 (4.12%) Selenium
6 9 (3.70%) JIRA
7 8 (3.29%) Jenkins
8 7 (2.88%) Mocha
9 5 (2.06%) NUnit
9 5 (2.06%) Toad
10 4 (1.65%) Moq
11 3 (1.23%) Grunt
11 3 (1.23%) HP UFT
11 3 (1.23%) MSTest
11 3 (1.23%) ReSharper
11 3 (1.23%) SpecFlow
11 3 (1.23%) TeamCity
12 2 (0.82%) LoadRunner
12 2 (0.82%) MSI
12 2 (0.82%) WiX
General
1 22 (9.05%) Finance
2 9 (3.70%) Retail
3 4 (1.65%) Advertising
3 4 (1.65%) Manufacturing
4 2 (0.82%) Banking
4 2 (0.82%) Corporate Banking
4 2 (0.82%) Marketing
5 1 (0.41%) Back Office
5 1 (0.41%) Legal
5 1 (0.41%) Local Government
5 1 (0.41%) Mandarin Language
5 1 (0.41%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 154 (63.37%) Developer
2 75 (30.86%) .NET Developer
3 54 (22.22%) C# Developer
4 42 (17.28%) C# .NET Developer
5 36 (14.81%) SQL Developer
6 26 (10.70%) Analyst
7 21 (8.64%) Citrix Specialist
8 18 (7.41%) ASP.NET Developer
9 17 (7.00%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
10 14 (5.76%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 14 (5.76%) DBA
11 13 (5.35%) Business Intelligence Developer
11 13 (5.35%) SQL DBA
11 13 (5.35%) SQL Server Developer
12 12 (4.94%) Web Developer
13 9 (3.70%) Applications Support
13 9 (3.70%) SQL Analyst
13 9 (3.70%) SSIS Developer
14 8 (3.29%) Business Developer
14 8 (3.29%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 137 (56.38%) .NET
2 73 (30.04%) ASP.NET
3 61 (25.10%) HTML
4 60 (24.69%) CSS
5 32 (13.17%) ASP.NET MVC
6 31 (12.76%) jQuery
7 27 (11.11%) AngularJS
8 24 (9.88%) HTML5
9 22 (9.05%) .NET Framework
10 21 (8.64%) Web Services
11 17 (7.00%) Entity Framework
12 16 (6.58%) Silverlight
12 16 (6.58%) WCF
12 16 (6.58%) XML
13 15 (6.17%) ASP.NET Web API
14 10 (4.12%) ASP.NET MVC 5
14 10 (4.12%) RabbitMQ
14 10 (4.12%) RESTful
14 10 (4.12%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 8 (3.29%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 18 (7.41%) Fat Client
1 18 (7.41%) Thin Client
1 18 (7.41%) Visualisation
2 12 (4.94%) Data Centre
3 7 (2.88%) NHS
3 7 (2.88%) Replication
4 5 (2.06%) Computer Science
4 5 (2.06%) Digital Media
5 4 (1.65%) Inversion of Control
5 4 (1.65%) Life Science
6 3 (1.23%) Clustering
6 3 (1.23%) Data Extraction
6 3 (1.23%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (1.23%) iPad
7 2 (0.82%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (0.82%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.41%) Data Integration
8 1 (0.41%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.41%) FMCG
8 1 (0.41%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 41 (16.87%) Windows
2 28 (11.52%) Windows Server 2012
3 27 (11.11%) Windows Server
4 25 (10.29%) Windows Server 2008
5 19 (7.82%) Windows Server 2003
6 18 (7.41%) Linux
6 18 (7.41%) Unix
7 14 (5.76%) Mac OS X
8 2 (0.82%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.41%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 82 (33.74%) MVC
2 56 (23.05%) Agile Software Development
3 49 (20.16%) Web Development
4 31 (12.76%) TDD
5 29 (11.93%) Business Intelligence
6 28 (11.52%) Scrum
7 25 (10.29%) Application Packaging
8 24 (9.88%) ETL
9 23 (9.47%) Migration
10 18 (7.41%) Unit Testing
11 16 (6.58%) Responsive Web Design
11 16 (6.58%) Web Design
12 13 (5.35%) BDD
12 13 (5.35%) ERP
12 13 (5.35%) SDLC
13 12 (4.94%) Data Migration
14 11 (4.53%) Time Management
15 10 (4.12%) CRM
15 10 (4.12%) OO
15 10 (4.12%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 115 (47.33%) C#
2 96 (39.51%) SQL
3 85 (34.98%) JavaScript
4 42 (17.28%) T-SQL
5 16 (6.58%) Python
5 16 (6.58%) XAML
6 15 (6.17%) Ruby
6 15 (6.17%) Scala
7 10 (4.12%) Java
8 9 (3.70%) PHP
8 9 (3.70%) VB.NET
9 8 (3.29%) PowerShell
10 3 (1.23%) PL/SQL
11 2 (0.82%) XPath
12 1 (0.41%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.41%) C
12 1 (0.41%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
12 1 (0.41%) VB
Qualifications
1 7 (2.88%) Degree
2 2 (0.82%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (0.82%) OCPJP
2 2 (0.82%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (0.41%) CCNA
3 1 (0.41%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (0.41%) ISTQB
3 1 (0.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (0.41%) MCP
3 1 (0.41%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (4.53%) QA
2 1 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.41%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.41%) SLA
System Software
1 33 (13.58%) Active Directory
2 20 (8.23%) Microsoft App-V
3 8 (3.29%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 8 (3.29%) XenApp
4 7 (2.88%) Docker
4 7 (2.88%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.41%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (0.41%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (1.65%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (1.23%) NetBackup
3 2 (0.82%) DameWare
3 2 (0.82%) ServiceCenter
4 1 (0.41%) Ansible
4 1 (0.41%) CA Single Sign-On
4 1 (0.41%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.41%) Packer
4 1 (0.41%) Puppet
4 1 (0.41%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 43 (17.70%) Microsoft
2 31 (12.76%) Oracle
3 28 (11.52%) Citrix
3 28 (11.52%) HP
4 26 (10.70%) VMware
5 23 (9.47%) AppSense
6 18 (7.41%) Wyse
7 17 (7.00%) Telerik
8 10 (4.12%) IBM
9 5 (2.06%) BEA
10 4 (1.65%) EPiServer
11 3 (1.23%) 3PAR
11 3 (1.23%) Cisco
11 3 (1.23%) Cognos
11 3 (1.23%) Symantec
11 3 (1.23%) Twitter
12 2 (0.82%) LexisNexis
12 2 (0.82%) SAP
12 2 (0.82%) Tableau
13 1 (0.41%) SaltStack
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