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 August 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 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 24 11 14
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +3
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 99 148 101
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 6.03% 11.96% 8.87%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 27.73% 56.06% 45.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 104 63
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£350 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £418 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 1
Average hourly rate £15.50 £18.00 £10.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.88% +71.42%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £22.75 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -17.27%
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
357 264 223
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 21.76% 21.34% 19.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 257 174 126
Average daily rate £375 £325 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +4.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £257 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 3
Average hourly rate £19.00 £19.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.56% +14.70%
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 August 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 August 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
Altrincham +1 2 £375 +47.05% 8
Bolton -1 2 £663 +61.58% 13
Stockport -2 2 £351 +31.30% 10
Salford -3 2 £328 +0.76% 2
Bury +2 1 £220 -32.30% 3
Wigan -1 1 £350 -13.58% 5
SQL Server
North West

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 3 August 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.

1 119 (52.65%) SQL
2 87 (38.50%) .NET
3 72 (31.86%) C#
4 64 (28.32%) T-SQL
5 62 (27.43%) Microsoft
6 61 (26.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 60 (26.55%) ASP.NET
8 58 (25.66%) SQL Server 2008
9 49 (21.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 42 (18.58%) MVC
11 39 (17.26%) Oracle
12 37 (16.37%) CSS
13 36 (15.93%) HTML
14 35 (15.49%) JavaScript
15 34 (15.04%) Windows
15 34 (15.04%) Business Intelligence
15 34 (15.04%) SQL Server 2012
16 33 (14.60%) Finance
17 32 (14.16%) Data Warehouse
18 29 (12.83%) Agile Software Development
19 28 (12.39%) Migration
19 28 (12.39%) ETL
20 27 (11.95%) VMware
21 26 (11.50%) Visual Studio
22 25 (11.06%) jQuery
23 24 (10.62%) Web Services
24 23 (10.18%) VMware Infrastructure
24 23 (10.18%) ASP.NET MVC
25 22 (9.73%) SQL Server Analysis Services
26 21 (9.29%) WCF

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 3 August 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 17 (7.52%) IIS
2 14 (6.19%) SharePoint
3 10 (4.42%) WebSphere
4 9 (3.98%) CMS
5 7 (3.10%) Umbraco
6 6 (2.65%) MS Exchange
7 5 (2.21%) Tomcat
8 4 (1.77%) Apache
9 3 (1.33%) WebLogic
9 3 (1.33%) IBM Notes
9 3 (1.33%) BizTalk Server
10 2 (0.88%) WebLogic Integration
10 2 (0.88%) Oracle Workflow
10 2 (0.88%) JBoss
10 2 (0.88%) LiveCycle
10 2 (0.88%) SharePoint 2010
10 2 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2010
10 2 (0.88%) Sitefinity
10 2 (0.88%) SharePoint 2013
10 2 (0.88%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 18 (7.96%) MS Excel
2 7 (3.10%) MS Office
3 2 (0.88%) Photoshop
3 2 (0.88%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.44%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.44%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.88%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 2 (0.88%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.44%) Oracle Financial Analyzer
2 1 (0.44%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (0.44%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.44%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.77%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (1.77%) PaaS
1 4 (1.77%) Office 365
2 3 (1.33%) IaaS
3 2 (0.88%) SaaS
3 2 (0.88%) Google Analytics
3 2 (0.88%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.44%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (0.44%) Google Drive
Communications & Networking
1 13 (5.75%) Firewall
2 12 (5.31%) SAN
3 11 (4.87%) WAN
4 9 (3.98%) Internet
5 8 (3.54%) NAS
6 7 (3.10%) Fibre Channel
6 7 (3.10%) iSCSI
6 7 (3.10%) Cisco ASA
6 7 (3.10%) Wireless
6 7 (3.10%) VPLS
6 7 (3.10%) MPLS
6 7 (3.10%) OSPF
6 7 (3.10%) BGP
6 7 (3.10%) EIGRP
6 7 (3.10%) DMZ
7 5 (2.21%) LAN
8 3 (1.33%) VPN
8 3 (1.33%) DNS
8 3 (1.33%) LDAP
9 2 (0.88%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 61 (26.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 58 (25.66%) SQL Server 2008
3 49 (21.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 34 (15.04%) SQL Server 2012
5 32 (14.16%) Data Warehouse
6 22 (9.73%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 18 (7.96%) Oracle Database
8 13 (5.75%) SQL Server 2005
9 9 (3.98%) Relational Database
10 8 (3.54%) MySQL
11 7 (3.10%) OLAP
11 7 (3.10%) QlikView
12 6 (2.65%) Oracle Database 10g
13 5 (2.21%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 4 (1.77%) Hadoop
14 4 (1.77%) MongoDB
14 4 (1.77%) SQL Server 2000
14 4 (1.77%) MS Access
14 4 (1.77%) RDBMS
14 4 (1.77%) DB2
Development Applications
1 26 (11.50%) Visual Studio
2 16 (7.08%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (2.21%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 4 (1.77%) Subversion
5 3 (1.33%) JMeter
5 3 (1.33%) JIRA
6 2 (0.88%) Oracle APEX
6 2 (0.88%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 2 (0.88%) Git (software)
6 2 (0.88%) Eclipse
6 2 (0.88%) MSTest
7 1 (0.44%) Rhino Mocks
7 1 (0.44%) Moq
7 1 (0.44%) WiX
7 1 (0.44%) Rational Rhapsody
7 1 (0.44%) Gradle
7 1 (0.44%) Toad
7 1 (0.44%) MSI
7 1 (0.44%) Log4j
7 1 (0.44%) NUnit
General
1 33 (14.60%) Finance
2 9 (3.98%) Banking
2 9 (3.98%) Retail
3 4 (1.77%) Legal
4 3 (1.33%) Manufacturing
4 3 (1.33%) Back Office
4 3 (1.33%) Marketing
5 2 (0.88%) Electronics
5 2 (0.88%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.44%) Billing
Job Titles
1 127 (56.19%) Developer
2 47 (20.80%) .NET Developer
3 44 (19.47%) SQL Developer
4 26 (11.50%) DBA
5 24 (10.62%) SQL DBA
6 20 (8.85%) Analyst
7 15 (6.64%) Architect
7 15 (6.64%) C# Developer
8 14 (6.19%) ASP.NET Developer
8 14 (6.19%) C# .NET Developer
9 11 (4.87%) Java Developer
10 10 (4.42%) SQL Server DBA
10 10 (4.42%) SQL Server Developer
10 10 (4.42%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 9 (3.98%) Business Intelligence Developer
12 8 (3.54%) Administrator
13 6 (2.65%) 3rd Line Support
13 6 (2.65%) Software Architect
13 6 (2.65%) Technical Architect
13 6 (2.65%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 87 (38.50%) .NET
2 60 (26.55%) ASP.NET
3 37 (16.37%) CSS
4 36 (15.93%) HTML
5 25 (11.06%) jQuery
6 24 (10.62%) Web Services
7 23 (10.18%) ASP.NET MVC
8 21 (9.29%) WCF
9 18 (7.96%) XML
10 17 (7.52%) .NET Framework
10 17 (7.52%) Entity Framework
11 12 (5.31%) HTML5
12 11 (4.87%) Middleware
13 10 (4.42%) Spring
13 10 (4.42%) Ajax
13 10 (4.42%) J2EE
14 9 (3.98%) AngularJS
15 8 (3.54%) CSS3
16 7 (3.10%) XML Messaging
17 6 (2.65%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 13 (5.75%) Replication
2 12 (5.31%) Clustering
3 11 (4.87%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (4.87%) Data Centre
4 10 (4.42%) Enterprise Software
5 9 (3.98%) NHS
6 7 (3.10%) Celerra
6 7 (3.10%) EMC VNX
7 3 (1.33%) N-Tier
7 3 (1.33%) Inversion of Control
7 3 (1.33%) Computer Science
7 3 (1.33%) Mainframe
7 3 (1.33%) PKI
8 2 (0.88%) Thin Client
8 2 (0.88%) DTV
8 2 (0.88%) Social Network
8 2 (0.88%) Fat Client
8 2 (0.88%) User Experience
8 2 (0.88%) Data Structures
8 2 (0.88%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 34 (15.04%) Windows
2 13 (5.75%) UNIX
3 10 (4.42%) Linux
3 10 (4.42%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (3.98%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (3.54%) Solaris
6 7 (3.10%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (0.88%) SUSE
7 2 (0.88%) HPUX
7 2 (0.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.44%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.44%) AIX
8 1 (0.44%) Android
8 1 (0.44%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (18.58%) MVC
2 34 (15.04%) Business Intelligence
3 29 (12.83%) Agile Software Development
4 28 (12.39%) Migration
4 28 (12.39%) ETL
5 16 (7.08%) TDD
6 15 (6.64%) SOA
6 15 (6.64%) OO
7 12 (5.31%) Data Migration
8 11 (4.87%) ITIL
8 11 (4.87%) Disaster Recovery
8 11 (4.87%) Waterfall
9 10 (4.42%) Performance Tuning
9 10 (4.42%) Scrum
9 10 (4.42%) Service Management
10 9 (3.98%) Web Development
11 8 (3.54%) Data Analysis
11 8 (3.54%) Configuration Management
11 8 (3.54%) PRINCE2
12 7 (3.10%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 119 (52.65%) SQL
2 72 (31.86%) C#
3 64 (28.32%) T-SQL
4 35 (15.49%) JavaScript
5 19 (8.41%) Java
6 8 (3.54%) PL/SQL
6 8 (3.54%) VB
6 8 (3.54%) VB.NET
7 7 (3.10%) PHP
8 6 (2.65%) Python
8 6 (2.65%) PowerShell
9 3 (1.33%) Bash Shell
9 3 (1.33%) VBA
10 2 (0.88%) FoxPro (VFP)
10 2 (0.88%) Shell Script
10 2 (0.88%) Perl
10 2 (0.88%) C
10 2 (0.88%) C++
10 2 (0.88%) Ruby
10 2 (0.88%) X++
Qualifications
1 7 (3.10%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (2.65%) Degree
3 5 (2.21%) Security Cleared
4 4 (1.77%) MCSE
4 4 (1.77%) CCNA
4 4 (1.77%) ISEB
4 4 (1.77%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (1.33%) MCSA
5 3 (1.33%) ISTQB
6 2 (0.88%) DV Cleared
6 2 (0.88%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 2 (0.88%) MCITP
6 2 (0.88%) ISEB Practitioner
6 2 (0.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (0.44%) MCTS
7 1 (0.44%) PMP
7 1 (0.44%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.44%) CCNP
7 1 (0.44%) MCP
7 1 (0.44%) CCENT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (7.08%) QA
2 2 (0.88%) HL7
3 1 (0.44%) SLA
3 1 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 23 (10.18%) VMware Infrastructure
2 19 (8.41%) Active Directory
3 13 (5.75%) Hyper-V
4 8 (3.54%) XenApp
5 7 (3.10%) Terminal Services
5 7 (3.10%) VMware ESX
5 7 (3.10%) EMC RecoverPoint
6 3 (1.33%) vSphere
6 3 (1.33%) XenDesktop
7 2 (0.88%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (0.88%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.44%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 3 (1.33%) EMC NetWorker
1 3 (1.33%) Hyperic
2 2 (0.88%) SCCM
2 2 (0.88%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.88%) Puppet
3 1 (0.44%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (0.44%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 62 (27.43%) Microsoft
2 39 (17.26%) Oracle
3 27 (11.95%) VMware
4 17 (7.52%) Cisco
5 15 (6.64%) Citrix
6 9 (3.98%) TIBCO
7 8 (3.54%) Twitter
8 7 (3.10%) SolarWinds
8 7 (3.10%) EMC
8 7 (3.10%) Nortel
8 7 (3.10%) CheckPoint
8 7 (3.10%) Sybase
9 6 (2.65%) SAP
9 6 (2.65%) HP
10 5 (2.21%) NetApp
10 5 (2.21%) Veeam
11 4 (1.77%) Google
11 4 (1.77%) Avaya
12 3 (1.33%) Lotus
12 3 (1.33%) Facebook
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