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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 20 11 11
Rank change year-on-year
-9 0
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 104 138 107
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 6.79% 11.18% 10.66%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 30.59% 56.56% 49.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 85 59
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.76% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £258 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £432 £400 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 0
Average hourly rate £19.00 £13.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.74% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £23.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+3.26% -8.00%
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
340 244 218
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 22.19% 19.77% 21.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 233 145 117
Average daily rate £365 £325 £311
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.30% +4.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 6 2
Average hourly rate £19.00 £37.49 £82.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-49.31% -54.55%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%

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 3 July 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 3 July 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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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 -4 5 £350 -13.58% 12
Stockport 0 3 £325 +52.94% 16
Cheadle 0 2 - - 3
Bury +1 1 £220 -32.30% 2
Wigan -1 1 £350 -12.50% 5
Salford -4 1 £430 +32.30% 1
SQL Server
North West

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 3 July 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.

1 121 (51.71%) SQL
2 88 (37.61%) .NET
3 76 (32.48%) C#
4 69 (29.49%) Microsoft
5 63 (26.92%) ASP.NET
6 57 (24.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 56 (23.93%) SQL Server 2008
8 53 (22.65%) T-SQL
9 46 (19.66%) MVC
9 46 (19.66%) Oracle
9 46 (19.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 44 (18.80%) JavaScript
11 41 (17.52%) CSS
12 40 (17.09%) HTML
12 40 (17.09%) Windows
13 35 (14.96%) Business Intelligence
13 35 (14.96%) Finance
14 34 (14.53%) Agile Software Development
15 31 (13.25%) Migration
16 29 (12.39%) VMware
16 29 (12.39%) Data Warehouse
16 29 (12.39%) Visual Studio
16 29 (12.39%) jQuery
16 29 (12.39%) SQL Server 2012
17 27 (11.54%) ASP.NET MVC
18 24 (10.26%) VMware Infrastructure
18 24 (10.26%) .NET Framework
19 23 (9.83%) Entity Framework
19 23 (9.83%) ETL
20 22 (9.40%) Web Services

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 (7.69%) IIS
2 15 (6.41%) SharePoint
3 9 (3.85%) CMS
4 8 (3.42%) WebSphere
4 8 (3.42%) MS Exchange
5 7 (2.99%) Umbraco
6 5 (2.14%) NetWeaver
6 5 (2.14%) Tomcat
7 4 (1.71%) Apache
8 3 (1.28%) WebLogic
8 3 (1.28%) IBM Notes
8 3 (1.28%) Oracle Workflow
8 3 (1.28%) Exchange Server 2010
9 2 (0.85%) Sitefinity
9 2 (0.85%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (0.85%) Apache Spark
9 2 (0.85%) LiveCycle
9 2 (0.85%) SharePoint 2010
9 2 (0.85%) BizTalk Server
9 2 (0.85%) WebLogic Integration
Applications
1 17 (7.26%) MS Excel
2 7 (2.99%) MS Office
3 2 (0.85%) Photoshop
3 2 (0.85%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.43%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.43%) Mingle
4 1 (0.43%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (2.14%) SAP SRM
2 3 (1.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (1.28%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.85%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.43%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.71%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (1.71%) PaaS
1 4 (1.71%) Office 365
2 3 (1.28%) IaaS
2 3 (1.28%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.85%) Google Analytics
3 2 (0.85%) SaaS
4 1 (0.43%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (0.43%) Google Drive
Communications & Networking
1 13 (5.56%) SAN
1 13 (5.56%) Firewall
2 12 (5.13%) WAN
3 10 (4.27%) Internet
4 8 (3.42%) NAS
5 7 (2.99%) Fibre Channel
5 7 (2.99%) VPLS
5 7 (2.99%) iSCSI
5 7 (2.99%) Cisco ASA
5 7 (2.99%) Wireless
5 7 (2.99%) MPLS
5 7 (2.99%) OSPF
5 7 (2.99%) BGP
5 7 (2.99%) EIGRP
5 7 (2.99%) DMZ
5 7 (2.99%) LAN
6 3 (1.28%) VPN
6 3 (1.28%) DNS
7 2 (0.85%) SSL
7 2 (0.85%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (24.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 56 (23.93%) SQL Server 2008
3 46 (19.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 29 (12.39%) Data Warehouse
4 29 (12.39%) SQL Server 2012
5 21 (8.97%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 20 (8.55%) Oracle Database
7 12 (5.13%) SQL Server 2005
8 9 (3.85%) OLAP
9 7 (2.99%) Oracle Database 10g
10 6 (2.56%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 5 (2.14%) BusinessObjects
11 5 (2.14%) SAP BW
11 5 (2.14%) MySQL
11 5 (2.14%) Relational Database
11 5 (2.14%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
11 5 (2.14%) QlikView
11 5 (2.14%) Hadoop
11 5 (2.14%) MongoDB
12 4 (1.71%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 29 (12.39%) Visual Studio
2 17 (7.26%) Team Foundation Server
3 8 (3.42%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 5 (2.14%) Subversion
5 4 (1.71%) JIRA
5 4 (1.71%) Toad
5 4 (1.71%) JMeter
6 3 (1.28%) Eclipse
6 3 (1.28%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 3 (1.28%) Git (software)
7 2 (0.85%) MSTest
7 2 (0.85%) Oracle APEX
7 2 (0.85%) TestNG
7 2 (0.85%) JUnit
7 2 (0.85%) NUnit
8 1 (0.43%) Log4j
8 1 (0.43%) MSI
8 1 (0.43%) Talend Open Studio
8 1 (0.43%) ReSharper
8 1 (0.43%) Maven
General
1 35 (14.96%) Finance
2 13 (5.56%) Retail
3 8 (3.42%) Banking
4 4 (1.71%) Marketing
5 3 (1.28%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.28%) Back Office
6 2 (0.85%) Electronics
6 2 (0.85%) Telecoms
6 2 (0.85%) Legal
6 2 (0.85%) Billing
Job Titles
1 136 (58.12%) Developer
2 52 (22.22%) .NET Developer
3 44 (18.80%) SQL Developer
4 21 (8.97%) Analyst
5 20 (8.55%) DBA
6 19 (8.12%) C# Developer
7 18 (7.69%) SQL DBA
8 17 (7.26%) C# .NET Developer
9 15 (6.41%) ASP.NET Developer
10 13 (5.56%) Architect
11 12 (5.13%) Java Developer
12 11 (4.70%) SQL Server Developer
12 11 (4.70%) C# ASP.NET Developer
13 8 (3.42%) Business Intelligence Developer
14 7 (2.99%) 3rd Line Support
14 7 (2.99%) Administrator
15 6 (2.56%) Consultant
15 6 (2.56%) Support Analyst
15 6 (2.56%) Technical Architect
15 6 (2.56%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 88 (37.61%) .NET
2 63 (26.92%) ASP.NET
3 41 (17.52%) CSS
4 40 (17.09%) HTML
5 29 (12.39%) jQuery
6 27 (11.54%) ASP.NET MVC
7 24 (10.26%) .NET Framework
8 23 (9.83%) Entity Framework
9 22 (9.40%) Web Services
10 21 (8.97%) WCF
11 20 (8.55%) XML
12 12 (5.13%) HTML5
13 11 (4.70%) Spring
13 11 (4.70%) Ajax
14 9 (3.85%) Middleware
14 9 (3.85%) J2EE
14 9 (3.85%) CSS3
15 8 (3.42%) AngularJS
16 6 (2.56%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 6 (2.56%) ASP.NET MVC 3
Miscellaneous
1 11 (4.70%) Data Centre
2 10 (4.27%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (4.27%) Replication
3 9 (3.85%) Clustering
3 9 (3.85%) NHS
4 7 (2.99%) Celerra
4 7 (2.99%) EMC VNX
5 6 (2.56%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (1.28%) User Experience
6 3 (1.28%) Inversion of Control
6 3 (1.28%) Computer Science
6 3 (1.28%) N-Tier
7 2 (0.85%) Data Structures
7 2 (0.85%) Algorithms
7 2 (0.85%) Life Science
7 2 (0.85%) Social Network
7 2 (0.85%) Fat Client
7 2 (0.85%) Thin Client
7 2 (0.85%) DTV
7 2 (0.85%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 40 (17.09%) Windows
2 12 (5.13%) Windows Server 2012
3 11 (4.70%) Windows Server 2008
3 11 (4.70%) UNIX
3 11 (4.70%) Linux
4 8 (3.42%) Windows Server 2003
5 7 (2.99%) Solaris
6 2 (0.85%) HPUX
6 2 (0.85%) SUSE
6 2 (0.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.43%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.43%) Android
7 1 (0.43%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (19.66%) MVC
2 35 (14.96%) Business Intelligence
3 34 (14.53%) Agile Software Development
4 31 (13.25%) Migration
5 23 (9.83%) ETL
6 16 (6.84%) TDD
7 14 (5.98%) OO
8 13 (5.56%) ITIL
8 13 (5.56%) Data Migration
9 12 (5.13%) Scrum
10 11 (4.70%) SOA
11 10 (4.27%) Disaster Recovery
11 10 (4.27%) Waterfall
11 10 (4.27%) SDLC
12 9 (3.85%) Service Management
12 9 (3.85%) Web Development
13 8 (3.42%) Data Analysis
13 8 (3.42%) Continuous Integration
13 8 (3.42%) Configuration Management
13 8 (3.42%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 121 (51.71%) SQL
2 76 (32.48%) C#
3 53 (22.65%) T-SQL
4 44 (18.80%) JavaScript
5 21 (8.97%) Java
6 8 (3.42%) PL/SQL
6 8 (3.42%) PowerShell
7 7 (2.99%) PHP
7 7 (2.99%) Python
8 5 (2.14%) VB
8 5 (2.14%) VB.NET
9 3 (1.28%) Shell Script
9 3 (1.28%) Perl
9 3 (1.28%) Bash Shell
10 2 (0.85%) Ruby
10 2 (0.85%) X++
10 2 (0.85%) PHP5
10 2 (0.85%) C
10 2 (0.85%) C++
10 2 (0.85%) FoxPro (VFP)
Qualifications
1 6 (2.56%) Microsoft Certification
1 6 (2.56%) Degree
1 6 (2.56%) Security Cleared
2 5 (2.14%) CCNA
2 5 (2.14%) ISEB
2 5 (2.14%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (1.71%) MCSE
4 3 (1.28%) MCSA
4 3 (1.28%) ISTQB
4 3 (1.28%) DV Cleared
5 2 (0.85%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 2 (0.85%) MCITP
5 2 (0.85%) ISEB Practitioner
5 2 (0.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (0.43%) MCTS
6 1 (0.43%) PMP
6 1 (0.43%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.43%) CCNP
6 1 (0.43%) MCP
6 1 (0.43%) CCENT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (7.26%) QA
2 2 (0.85%) HL7
3 1 (0.43%) SLA
3 1 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 24 (10.26%) VMware Infrastructure
2 20 (8.55%) Active Directory
3 14 (5.98%) Hyper-V
4 8 (3.42%) XenApp
5 7 (2.99%) Terminal Services
5 7 (2.99%) VMware ESX
5 7 (2.99%) EMC RecoverPoint
6 3 (1.28%) vSphere
6 3 (1.28%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (1.28%) XenDesktop
7 2 (0.85%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.43%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 3 (1.28%) EMC NetWorker
1 3 (1.28%) Puppet
1 3 (1.28%) Hyperic
2 2 (0.85%) SCCM
2 2 (0.85%) Data Guard
2 2 (0.85%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.85%) Oracle RMAN
3 1 (0.43%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (0.43%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 69 (29.49%) Microsoft
2 46 (19.66%) Oracle
3 29 (12.39%) VMware
4 18 (7.69%) Cisco
5 16 (6.84%) Citrix
6 11 (4.70%) SAP
7 8 (3.42%) Business Objects
7 8 (3.42%) HP
7 8 (3.42%) TIBCO
7 8 (3.42%) Twitter
8 7 (2.99%) SolarWinds
8 7 (2.99%) CheckPoint
8 7 (2.99%) NetApp
8 7 (2.99%) EMC
8 7 (2.99%) Nortel
9 6 (2.56%) Sybase
10 5 (2.14%) Veeam
11 4 (1.71%) Google
11 4 (1.71%) Avaya
12 3 (1.28%) Lotus
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