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 1 May 2016 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.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 28 15 10
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -5
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 98 137 166
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 5.40% 8.11% 12.00%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 34.27% 38.70% 55.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 75 95
Average daily rate £338 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £214
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £450 £394
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £349 £325
% change year-on-year
+0.28% +7.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 3
Average hourly rate - £19.00 £18.32
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +3.71%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £32.10 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-9.65% +1.90%
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
286 354 301
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 15.75% 20.96% 21.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 178 198 167
Average daily rate £375 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £229
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 12
Average hourly rate £17.00 £19.00 £19.94
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.52% -4.70%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -7.14%

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 1 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 1 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Stockport +1 10 £363 +11.53% 10
SQL Server
North West

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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.

1 154 (52.38%) .NET
2 143 (48.64%) SQL
3 117 (39.80%) C#
4 91 (30.95%) JavaScript
5 88 (29.93%) MVC
6 83 (28.23%) ASP.NET
7 70 (23.81%) HTML
8 66 (22.45%) CSS
9 59 (20.07%) Windows
10 58 (19.73%) Microsoft
11 57 (19.39%) Visual Studio
12 54 (18.37%) Oracle
12 54 (18.37%) Agile Software Development
13 50 (17.01%) T-SQL
14 48 (16.33%) Web Development
15 44 (14.97%) Windows Server 2012
16 42 (14.29%) Migration
17 40 (13.61%) SQL Server 2012
18 37 (12.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
19 36 (12.24%) SQL Server 2008
19 36 (12.24%) Citrix
20 35 (11.90%) Active Directory
20 35 (11.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
21 33 (11.22%) Windows Server
22 31 (10.54%) Business Intelligence
22 31 (10.54%) HTML5
23 30 (10.20%) .NET Framework
23 30 (10.20%) Finance
24 29 (9.86%) Team Foundation Server
24 29 (9.86%) jQuery

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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 16 (5.44%) IIS
2 12 (4.08%) SharePoint
3 7 (2.38%) CMS
4 4 (1.36%) Node.js
4 4 (1.36%) Umbraco
5 3 (1.02%) EPiServer CMS
5 3 (1.02%) SharePoint 2013
5 3 (1.02%) Tomcat
5 3 (1.02%) WebSphere
6 2 (0.68%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (0.68%) MS Exchange
6 2 (0.68%) Mule
6 2 (0.68%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.34%) Apache
7 1 (0.34%) Confluence
7 1 (0.34%) nginx
7 1 (0.34%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (0.34%) Sitecore CMS
7 1 (0.34%) WebSphere Application Server
7 1 (0.34%) WordPress
Applications
1 24 (8.16%) MS Excel
2 7 (2.38%) MS Office
3 2 (0.68%) Mingle
4 1 (0.34%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.34%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 13 (4.42%) Dynamics AX
2 6 (2.04%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.68%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 1 (0.34%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.34%) Infor M3
4 1 (0.34%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.34%) Oracle Payroll
4 1 (0.34%) SAP BPC
4 1 (0.34%) SAP HR
4 1 (0.34%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.34%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 8 (2.72%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (2.04%) SaaS
3 3 (1.02%) Office 365
4 1 (0.34%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.34%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.34%) Amazon ElastiCache
4 1 (0.34%) Amazon ELB
4 1 (0.34%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.34%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (0.34%) CloudFront
4 1 (0.34%) GitHub
4 1 (0.34%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (5.44%) NetScaler
2 15 (5.10%) HTTP
3 12 (4.08%) DNS
4 4 (1.36%) Firewall
4 4 (1.36%) LAN
4 4 (1.36%) Network Security
5 3 (1.02%) SAN
6 2 (0.68%) DHCP
7 1 (0.34%) FTP
7 1 (0.34%) Intranet
7 1 (0.34%) SSL
7 1 (0.34%) TCP/IP
7 1 (0.34%) WAN
7 1 (0.34%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (13.61%) SQL Server 2012
2 37 (12.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 36 (12.24%) SQL Server 2008
4 35 (11.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 27 (9.18%) Oracle Database
6 17 (5.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 14 (4.76%) Data Warehouse
8 13 (4.42%) SQL Server 2005
8 13 (4.42%) SQL Server 2014
9 9 (3.06%) BusinessObjects
9 9 (3.06%) Relational Database
10 8 (2.72%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
11 7 (2.38%) DataStage
11 7 (2.38%) Oracle Database 12c
11 7 (2.38%) SAP BW
11 7 (2.38%) SAP Data Services
12 6 (2.04%) Oracle Database 10g
12 6 (2.04%) SQL Server 2000
13 5 (1.70%) MongoDB
13 5 (1.70%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 57 (19.39%) Visual Studio
2 29 (9.86%) Team Foundation Server
3 27 (9.18%) Git (software)
4 21 (7.14%) Subversion
5 16 (5.44%) HP UFT
6 11 (3.74%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 9 (3.06%) Toad
8 7 (2.38%) JIRA
8 7 (2.38%) NUnit
8 7 (2.38%) Selenium
9 6 (2.04%) MSTest
10 5 (1.70%) Grunt
10 5 (1.70%) Jenkins
10 5 (1.70%) Moq
10 5 (1.70%) MSI
10 5 (1.70%) WiX
11 4 (1.36%) Appcelerator Titanium
11 4 (1.36%) Mocha
11 4 (1.36%) Xcode
12 3 (1.02%) ReSharper
General
1 30 (10.20%) Finance
2 11 (3.74%) Retail
3 5 (1.70%) Manufacturing
4 2 (0.68%) Advertising
4 2 (0.68%) Legal
4 2 (0.68%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.34%) Back Office
5 1 (0.34%) Banking
5 1 (0.34%) Corporate Banking
5 1 (0.34%) Local Government
5 1 (0.34%) Marketing
5 1 (0.34%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 159 (54.08%) Developer
2 78 (26.53%) .NET Developer
3 55 (18.71%) Analyst
4 53 (18.03%) C# Developer
5 40 (13.61%) C# .NET Developer
6 38 (12.93%) SQL Developer
7 27 (9.18%) DBA
8 25 (8.50%) Test Analyst
9 21 (7.14%) SQL DBA
10 19 (6.46%) ASP.NET Developer
11 17 (5.78%) Citrix Specialist
12 16 (5.44%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
13 12 (4.08%) C# ASP.NET Developer
13 12 (4.08%) SQL Analyst
13 12 (4.08%) SQL Server Developer
14 11 (3.74%) Applications Support
14 11 (3.74%) Data Analyst
14 11 (3.74%) SQL Server DBA
14 11 (3.74%) Support Analyst
14 11 (3.74%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 154 (52.38%) .NET
2 83 (28.23%) ASP.NET
3 70 (23.81%) HTML
4 66 (22.45%) CSS
5 31 (10.54%) HTML5
6 30 (10.20%) .NET Framework
7 29 (9.86%) jQuery
8 28 (9.52%) ASP.NET MVC
8 28 (9.52%) Web Services
9 24 (8.16%) AngularJS
10 22 (7.48%) XML
11 21 (7.14%) WCF
12 20 (6.80%) Entity Framework
13 16 (5.44%) Silverlight
14 13 (4.42%) ASP.NET MVC 5
14 13 (4.42%) ASP.NET Web API
15 11 (3.74%) JSON
16 10 (3.40%) Ajax
16 10 (3.40%) XSLT
17 9 (3.06%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 18 (6.12%) Visualisation
2 14 (4.76%) Fat Client
2 14 (4.76%) NHS
2 14 (4.76%) Thin Client
3 13 (4.42%) Replication
4 11 (3.74%) Data Centre
5 7 (2.38%) Computer Science
6 6 (2.04%) Clustering
7 5 (1.70%) Data Extraction
8 4 (1.36%) Analytical Skills
8 4 (1.36%) Digital Media
8 4 (1.36%) Life Science
8 4 (1.36%) Mobile App
9 3 (1.02%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (1.02%) iPad
10 2 (0.68%) N-Tier
11 1 (0.34%) Data Integration
11 1 (0.34%) Data Structures
11 1 (0.34%) Inversion of Control
11 1 (0.34%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 59 (20.07%) Windows
2 44 (14.97%) Windows Server 2012
3 33 (11.22%) Windows Server
4 27 (9.18%) Windows Server 2008
5 26 (8.84%) Windows Server 2003
6 20 (6.80%) Linux
7 17 (5.78%) Unix
8 14 (4.76%) Mac OS X
9 12 (4.08%) Windows 7
10 4 (1.36%) Android
10 4 (1.36%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.34%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (29.93%) MVC
2 54 (18.37%) Agile Software Development
3 48 (16.33%) Web Development
4 42 (14.29%) Migration
5 31 (10.54%) Business Intelligence
6 27 (9.18%) ETL
7 25 (8.50%) TDD
8 22 (7.48%) Scrum
9 21 (7.14%) Software Testing
10 20 (6.80%) Application Packaging
11 16 (5.44%) Data Migration
11 16 (5.44%) Responsive Web Design
11 16 (5.44%) Unit Testing
11 16 (5.44%) Web Design
12 14 (4.76%) SDLC
13 13 (4.42%) ERP
13 13 (4.42%) OO
13 13 (4.42%) Time Management
14 12 (4.08%) Performance Testing
15 10 (3.40%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 143 (48.64%) SQL
2 117 (39.80%) C#
3 91 (30.95%) JavaScript
4 50 (17.01%) T-SQL
5 17 (5.78%) PowerShell
5 17 (5.78%) Python
6 16 (5.44%) XAML
7 15 (5.10%) Ruby
7 15 (5.10%) Scala
8 14 (4.76%) Java
8 14 (4.76%) VB.NET
9 8 (2.72%) PHP
10 6 (2.04%) ABAP
11 5 (1.70%) XPath
12 4 (1.36%) Objective-C
12 4 (1.36%) PL/SQL
13 1 (0.34%) Bash Shell
13 1 (0.34%) C
13 1 (0.34%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
13 1 (0.34%) X++
Qualifications
1 9 (3.06%) Degree
2 5 (1.70%) DBS Check
3 3 (1.02%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 2 (0.68%) ISTQB
4 2 (0.68%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (0.68%) OCPJP
5 1 (0.34%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.34%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (6.12%) QA
2 1 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.34%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.34%) SLA
System Software
1 35 (11.90%) Active Directory
2 17 (5.78%) Microsoft App-V
3 5 (1.70%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 5 (1.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (1.70%) XenApp
4 4 (1.36%) Oracle RAC
5 3 (1.02%) Docker
6 2 (0.68%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (0.34%) Apache Flume
7 1 (0.34%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 18 (6.12%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (1.36%) Data Guard
2 4 (1.36%) Oracle RMAN
3 3 (1.02%) NetBackup
4 1 (0.34%) Ansible
4 1 (0.34%) CA Single Sign-On
4 1 (0.34%) DameWare
4 1 (0.34%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.34%) Packer
4 1 (0.34%) Puppet
4 1 (0.34%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 58 (19.73%) Microsoft
2 54 (18.37%) Oracle
3 36 (12.24%) Citrix
4 22 (7.48%) HP
5 20 (6.80%) VMware
6 18 (6.12%) AppSense
7 17 (5.78%) Telerik
8 14 (4.76%) SAP
8 14 (4.76%) Wyse
9 11 (3.74%) EPiServer
10 9 (3.06%) IBM
11 5 (1.70%) BEA
12 4 (1.36%) Appcelerator
12 4 (1.36%) Xamarin
13 3 (1.02%) 3PAR
13 3 (1.02%) Cisco
13 3 (1.02%) Cognos
13 3 (1.02%) OpenText
13 3 (1.02%) Symantec
14 1 (0.34%) i2
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