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 21 February 2017 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
21 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
North West / Manchester
Rank 12 18 7
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -11
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 130 142 167
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 9.69% 8.01% 11.53%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 38.69% 39.23% 47.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 105 93 112
Median daily rate £375 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £306 £250 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £421 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 4
Median hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +20.37%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.25 £22.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year
+38.88% -23.72%

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
336 362 354
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 25.06% 20.43% 24.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 218 214 228
Median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £530 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 4
Median hourly rate £28.00 £17.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+64.70% -32.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.30 £17.00 £24.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £26.30 £29.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £32.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+16.92% -

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 21 February 2017.

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 21 February 2017. 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 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
Salford -5 7 £350 +33.33% 4
Bolton -3 3 £469 +44.23% 3
Stockport +8 2 £295 -21.33% 9
Altrincham - 1 - - 5
Wigan - 1 £338 -
SQL Server
North West

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 21 February 2017, 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.

1 126 (47.19%) .NET
2 124 (46.44%) SQL
3 102 (38.20%) C#
4 78 (29.21%) Microsoft
5 76 (28.46%) ASP.NET
6 75 (28.09%) MVC
6 75 (28.09%) Agile Software Development
7 69 (25.84%) JavaScript
8 68 (25.47%) SQL Server 2008
9 64 (23.97%) HTML
10 62 (23.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 61 (22.85%) CSS
12 59 (22.10%) Windows
13 54 (20.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 51 (19.10%) Oracle
15 50 (18.73%) Business Intelligence
16 49 (18.35%) jQuery
17 38 (14.23%) Scrum
18 37 (13.86%) Team Foundation Server
19 36 (13.48%) .NET Framework
20 35 (13.11%) T-SQL
21 34 (12.73%) HTML5
22 32 (11.99%) SQL Server Analysis Services
23 30 (11.24%) Entity Framework
23 30 (11.24%) SQL Server 2012
23 30 (11.24%) CMS
23 30 (11.24%) Finance
24 29 (10.86%) Web Services
24 29 (10.86%) SQL Server 2014
25 27 (10.11%) Linux

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 30 (11.24%) CMS
2 22 (8.24%) Umbraco
3 12 (4.49%) BizTalk Server
4 10 (3.75%) SharePoint
5 8 (3.00%) WebSphere
6 7 (2.62%) IIS
7 6 (2.25%) Tomcat
8 5 (1.87%) Confluence
8 5 (1.87%) EPiServer
8 5 (1.87%) JBoss
8 5 (1.87%) MS Exchange
8 5 (1.87%) SharePoint 2013
8 5 (1.87%) Sitecore CMS
8 5 (1.87%) Sitefinity
9 4 (1.50%) CICS
9 4 (1.50%) GlassFish
9 4 (1.50%) Kentico
9 4 (1.50%) WebLogic
10 3 (1.12%) nginx
10 3 (1.12%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 27 (10.11%) MS Excel
2 6 (2.25%) MS Office
3 2 (0.75%) SPSS
4 1 (0.37%) InfoPath
4 1 (0.37%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.37%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 11 (4.12%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.75%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.37%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.37%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.37%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 16 (5.99%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (3.00%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (2.25%) PaaS
4 4 (1.50%) SaaS
5 3 (1.12%) Amazon EC2
5 3 (1.12%) Amazon ElastiCache
5 3 (1.12%) Amazon ELB
5 3 (1.12%) Amazon S3
5 3 (1.12%) AWS CloudFormation
5 3 (1.12%) Azure Active Directory
5 3 (1.12%) CloudFront
6 2 (0.75%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.75%) IaaS
6 2 (0.75%) Office 365
7 1 (0.37%) Google Analytics
7 1 (0.37%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 7 (2.62%) DNS
1 7 (2.62%) Firewall
2 5 (1.87%) DHCP
2 5 (1.87%) VLAN
3 4 (1.50%) SMTP
4 3 (1.12%) HTTP
4 3 (1.12%) LAN
4 3 (1.12%) NetScaler
4 3 (1.12%) Network Security
4 3 (1.12%) SAN
5 2 (0.75%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (0.75%) Intranet
5 2 (0.75%) IP Telephony
5 2 (0.75%) IPv4
5 2 (0.75%) SSL
5 2 (0.75%) VPN
5 2 (0.75%) Wireless
6 1 (0.37%) Internet
6 1 (0.37%) PSTN
6 1 (0.37%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 68 (25.47%) SQL Server 2008
2 62 (23.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 54 (20.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 32 (11.99%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 30 (11.24%) SQL Server 2012
6 29 (10.86%) SQL Server 2014
7 26 (9.74%) Data Warehouse
8 22 (8.24%) Relational Database
9 18 (6.74%) Oracle Database
10 15 (5.62%) SQL Server 2005
11 14 (5.24%) MySQL
12 12 (4.49%) Oracle Database 11g
13 11 (4.12%) Hadoop
13 11 (4.12%) SQL Server 2000
14 8 (3.00%) Ingres
14 8 (3.00%) NoSQL
15 7 (2.62%) Oracle Database 10g
15 7 (2.62%) Oracle Database 12c
15 7 (2.62%) Oracle9i Database
15 7 (2.62%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 37 (13.86%) Team Foundation Server
2 16 (5.99%) Git (software)
2 16 (5.99%) JIRA
3 10 (3.75%) Visual Studio
4 7 (2.62%) Cucumber
5 6 (2.25%) Eclipse
6 5 (1.87%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 5 (1.87%) NUnit
7 4 (1.50%) Eclipse RCP
7 4 (1.50%) Jenkins
7 4 (1.50%) Maven
7 4 (1.50%) Moq
8 3 (1.12%) AccuRev
8 3 (1.12%) Gradle
8 3 (1.12%) Mercurial
8 3 (1.12%) Selenium
8 3 (1.12%) Subversion
8 3 (1.12%) Vagrant
8 3 (1.12%) Visual Studio Team System
9 2 (0.75%) IntelliJ
General
1 30 (11.24%) Finance
2 7 (2.62%) Banking
3 6 (2.25%) Retail
4 4 (1.50%) Marketing
5 3 (1.12%) Legal
6 2 (0.75%) Advertising
6 2 (0.75%) Billing
6 2 (0.75%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.37%) Back Office
7 1 (0.37%) Law
7 1 (0.37%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 165 (61.80%) Developer
2 55 (20.60%) .NET Developer
3 34 (12.73%) C# Developer
4 27 (10.11%) C# .NET Developer
5 26 (9.74%) DBA
6 25 (9.36%) SQL DBA
6 25 (9.36%) SQL Developer
7 23 (8.61%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 23 (8.61%) Senior Developer
8 18 (6.74%) Analyst
9 17 (6.37%) ASP.NET Developer
10 16 (5.99%) Umbraco Developer
11 14 (5.24%) Architect
11 14 (5.24%) C# ASP.NET Developer
12 12 (4.49%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
12 12 (4.49%) SSIS Developer
13 11 (4.12%) Java Developer
14 10 (3.75%) Microsoft Developer
14 10 (3.75%) Web Developer
15 9 (3.37%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 126 (47.19%) .NET
2 76 (28.46%) ASP.NET
3 64 (23.97%) HTML
4 61 (22.85%) CSS
5 49 (18.35%) jQuery
6 36 (13.48%) .NET Framework
7 34 (12.73%) HTML5
8 30 (11.24%) Entity Framework
9 29 (10.86%) Web Services
10 26 (9.74%) AngularJS
10 26 (9.74%) ASP.NET Web API
11 25 (9.36%) XML
12 21 (7.87%) ASP.NET MVC
13 17 (6.37%) SOAP
14 16 (5.99%) WCF
15 15 (5.62%) WinForms
16 11 (4.12%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 9 (3.37%) J2EE
18 8 (3.00%) NHibernate
19 7 (2.62%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 14 (5.24%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (3.75%) Replication
3 7 (2.62%) User Experience
4 5 (1.87%) Oracle Licensing
5 4 (1.50%) Computer Science
5 4 (1.50%) Data Structures
5 4 (1.50%) Fat Client
5 4 (1.50%) Thin Client
6 3 (1.12%) Linux Command Line
6 3 (1.12%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.12%) Mobile App
7 2 (0.75%) Algorithms
7 2 (0.75%) Clustering
7 2 (0.75%) Fintech
7 2 (0.75%) NHS
8 1 (0.37%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.37%) Data Protection Act
8 1 (0.37%) N-Tier
8 1 (0.37%) SCADA
8 1 (0.37%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 59 (22.10%) Windows
2 27 (10.11%) Linux
3 22 (8.24%) Windows Server
4 20 (7.49%) Unix
5 15 (5.62%) Windows Server 2008
5 15 (5.62%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (1.87%) AIX
7 4 (1.50%) CentOS
7 4 (1.50%) HPUX
7 4 (1.50%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (1.12%) Android
9 2 (0.75%) Apple iOS
9 2 (0.75%) Ubuntu
9 2 (0.75%) Windows Phone
10 1 (0.37%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (28.09%) Agile Software Development
1 75 (28.09%) MVC
2 50 (18.73%) Business Intelligence
3 38 (14.23%) Scrum
4 27 (10.11%) Migration
5 25 (9.36%) Data Modelling
5 25 (9.36%) ETL
6 23 (8.61%) Web Development
7 21 (7.87%) TDD
8 17 (6.37%) E-Commerce
9 16 (5.99%) Performance Tuning
10 14 (5.24%) BDD
10 14 (5.24%) CRM
11 13 (4.87%) DevOps
11 13 (4.87%) Mentoring
12 11 (4.12%) Unit Testing
13 10 (3.75%) Content Management
13 10 (3.75%) Project Management
14 9 (3.37%) Data Migration
14 9 (3.37%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 124 (46.44%) SQL
2 102 (38.20%) C#
3 69 (25.84%) JavaScript
4 35 (13.11%) T-SQL
5 25 (9.36%) Java
6 13 (4.87%) Python
7 10 (3.75%) VB
7 10 (3.75%) VB6
8 9 (3.37%) PHP
8 9 (3.37%) Shell Script
9 8 (3.00%) C++
9 8 (3.00%) PowerShell
10 6 (2.25%) PL/SQL
10 6 (2.25%) Scala
10 6 (2.25%) TypeScript
11 4 (1.50%) Bash Shell
11 4 (1.50%) C
11 4 (1.50%) Ruby
12 3 (1.12%) R
12 3 (1.12%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 13 (4.87%) Degree
2 8 (3.00%) Security Cleared
3 3 (1.12%) DBS Check
3 3 (1.12%) DV Cleared
3 3 (1.12%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (0.75%) Sun Certification
5 1 (0.37%) CCNA
5 1 (0.37%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.37%) MCP
5 1 (0.37%) MCPD
5 1 (0.37%) MCSE
5 1 (0.37%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.25%) QA
2 1 (0.37%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.37%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (5.24%) Active Directory
2 8 (3.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (2.62%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 7 (2.62%) Virtual Servers
4 6 (2.25%) VMware ESX
5 3 (1.12%) XenApp
6 2 (0.75%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (0.75%) Virtual Desktop
6 2 (0.75%) vSphere
6 2 (0.75%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.37%) BitLocker
7 1 (0.37%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 1 (0.37%) Docker
7 1 (0.37%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.37%) Shibboleth
7 1 (0.37%) Snort
7 1 (0.37%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 11 (4.12%) Opscode Chef
2 10 (3.75%) Puppet
3 9 (3.37%) Ansible
3 9 (3.37%) Oracle RMAN
4 6 (2.25%) SCOM
5 5 (1.87%) Data Guard
6 3 (1.12%) Packer
6 3 (1.12%) SCCM
7 2 (0.75%) Failover Clustering
7 2 (0.75%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 1 (0.37%) BladeLogic
8 1 (0.37%) Network Intrusion Detection System
8 1 (0.37%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 1 (0.37%) Wonderware InTouch
8 1 (0.37%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 78 (29.21%) Microsoft
2 51 (19.10%) Oracle
3 22 (8.24%) VMware
4 15 (5.62%) Tableau
5 7 (2.62%) SAP
6 6 (2.25%) Citrix
6 6 (2.25%) Sitecore
6 6 (2.25%) Sybase
7 3 (1.12%) Cisco
7 3 (1.12%) IBM
7 3 (1.12%) New Relic
7 3 (1.12%) SaltStack
8 2 (0.75%) AppDynamics
8 2 (0.75%) Dell
8 2 (0.75%) Guidewire
8 2 (0.75%) HP
8 2 (0.75%) Motorola
8 2 (0.75%) Red Hat
8 2 (0.75%) ServiceNow
8 2 (0.75%) Sun
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