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 29 May 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 14 12 6
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -6
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 109 140 120
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 7.48% 11.03% 12.74%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 38.25% 58.58% 52.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 79 51
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£338 £338 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £274 £210 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £432 £428 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 5
Average hourly rate £19.00 £9.00 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+111.11% -72.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.30 £9.00 £23.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.80 £9.00 £130.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £29.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-25.86% +16.00%
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
285 239 227
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 19.55% 18.83% 24.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 189 134 109
Average daily rate £375 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £460 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 7 8
Average hourly rate £19.00 £37.49 £40.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-49.31% -7.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £9.00 £17.47
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.50 £74.50 £190.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.69 £34.50 £28.75
% change year-on-year
-16.84% +20.00%

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 29 May 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 29 May 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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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
Bolton -7 6 £344 - 6
Stockport -1 4 £331 +57.73% 16
Cheadle -1 2 - - 6
Altrincham +2 1 - - 10
Oldham -1 1 - - 2
Salford -2 1 £430 +56.36% 1
Wigan - 1 £350 - 5
Rochdale - 1 - - 7
Bury - 1 £220 - 1
SQL Server
North West

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 29 May 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.

1 133 (49.81%) SQL
2 106 (39.70%) .NET
3 93 (34.83%) C#
4 83 (31.09%) Microsoft
5 72 (26.97%) ASP.NET
6 61 (22.85%) T-SQL
7 60 (22.47%) Oracle
7 60 (22.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 59 (22.10%) MVC
9 58 (21.72%) JavaScript
10 57 (21.35%) SQL Server 2008
11 50 (18.73%) CSS
12 49 (18.35%) HTML
13 48 (17.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 46 (17.23%) Agile Software Development
15 42 (15.73%) Windows
16 40 (14.98%) Finance
17 39 (14.61%) jQuery
18 38 (14.23%) Visual Studio
19 37 (13.86%) Business Intelligence
20 33 (12.36%) ASP.NET MVC
21 31 (11.61%) .NET Framework
21 31 (11.61%) Migration
22 30 (11.24%) Web Services
22 30 (11.24%) XML
23 29 (10.86%) Data Warehouse
23 29 (10.86%) VMware
23 29 (10.86%) SQL Server 2012
24 26 (9.74%) Entity Framework
25 25 (9.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 20 (7.49%) IIS
2 16 (5.99%) SharePoint
3 12 (4.49%) CMS
4 11 (4.12%) NetWeaver
5 9 (3.37%) Umbraco
5 9 (3.37%) MS Exchange
6 8 (3.00%) WebSphere
7 5 (1.87%) Apache
8 4 (1.50%) Tomcat
9 3 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2010
9 3 (1.12%) Orchard CMS
9 3 (1.12%) Oracle Workflow
10 2 (0.75%) BizTalk Server
10 2 (0.75%) WebLogic Integration
10 2 (0.75%) WebLogic
10 2 (0.75%) JBoss
10 2 (0.75%) IBM Notes
10 2 (0.75%) SharePoint 2010
10 2 (0.75%) Sitefinity
10 2 (0.75%) LiveCycle
Applications
1 25 (9.36%) MS Excel
2 6 (2.25%) Mingle
3 5 (1.87%) MS Office
4 2 (0.75%) Photoshop
4 2 (0.75%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.37%) PowerPivot
5 1 (0.37%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.37%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 11 (4.12%) SAP SRM
2 5 (1.87%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.87%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (1.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.75%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (0.37%) Cognos TM1
Cloud Services
1 7 (2.62%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (1.87%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (1.87%) PaaS
3 4 (1.50%) IaaS
4 3 (1.12%) SaaS
4 3 (1.12%) Office 365
5 2 (0.75%) Google Analytics
6 1 (0.37%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 16 (5.99%) Firewall
2 12 (4.49%) SAN
3 11 (4.12%) WAN
4 10 (3.75%) Internet
5 8 (3.00%) NAS
6 7 (2.62%) Fibre Channel
6 7 (2.62%) VPLS
6 7 (2.62%) iSCSI
6 7 (2.62%) Cisco ASA
6 7 (2.62%) Wireless
6 7 (2.62%) EIGRP
6 7 (2.62%) MPLS
6 7 (2.62%) OSPF
6 7 (2.62%) BGP
6 7 (2.62%) DMZ
7 6 (2.25%) LAN
8 3 (1.12%) Network Security
8 3 (1.12%) LDAP
9 2 (0.75%) DNS
9 2 (0.75%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 60 (22.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 57 (21.35%) SQL Server 2008
3 48 (17.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 29 (10.86%) Data Warehouse
4 29 (10.86%) SQL Server 2012
5 25 (9.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 23 (8.61%) Oracle Database
7 16 (5.99%) SQL Server 2005
8 11 (4.12%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
8 11 (4.12%) SAP BW
8 11 (4.12%) BusinessObjects
9 10 (3.75%) QlikView
10 8 (3.00%) MySQL
10 8 (3.00%) OLAP
10 8 (3.00%) RavenDB
11 7 (2.62%) MongoDB
11 7 (2.62%) Oracle Database 10g
12 6 (2.25%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 6 (2.25%) Hadoop
12 6 (2.25%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 38 (14.23%) Visual Studio
2 17 (6.37%) Team Foundation Server
3 9 (3.37%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 7 (2.62%) Subversion
5 4 (1.50%) Toad
5 4 (1.50%) JMeter
5 4 (1.50%) JIRA
5 4 (1.50%) Git (software)
6 3 (1.12%) MSTest
6 3 (1.12%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 3 (1.12%) NUnit
6 3 (1.12%) Eclipse
7 2 (0.75%) JUnit
7 2 (0.75%) Oracle APEX
7 2 (0.75%) Moq
7 2 (0.75%) TestNG
8 1 (0.37%) Mercurial
8 1 (0.37%) WiX
8 1 (0.37%) Rhino Mocks
8 1 (0.37%) Gradle
General
1 40 (14.98%) Finance
2 12 (4.49%) Retail
3 8 (3.00%) Banking
4 4 (1.50%) Marketing
5 3 (1.12%) Back Office
5 3 (1.12%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.75%) Electronics
6 2 (0.75%) Telecoms
6 2 (0.75%) Billing
7 1 (0.37%) Games
Job Titles
1 160 (59.93%) Developer
2 55 (20.60%) .NET Developer
3 47 (17.60%) SQL Developer
4 28 (10.49%) C# Developer
5 23 (8.61%) DBA
6 21 (7.87%) Analyst
6 21 (7.87%) Architect
7 20 (7.49%) SQL DBA
8 17 (6.37%) ASP.NET Developer
8 17 (6.37%) C# .NET Developer
9 14 (5.24%) Java Developer
10 12 (4.49%) SQL Server Developer
10 12 (4.49%) Business Intelligence Developer
11 11 (4.12%) C# ASP.NET Developer
12 9 (3.37%) Senior Developer
13 8 (3.00%) 3rd Line Support
13 8 (3.00%) Technical Architect
14 7 (2.62%) Data Warehouse Developer
14 7 (2.62%) Senior C# Developer
14 7 (2.62%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 106 (39.70%) .NET
2 72 (26.97%) ASP.NET
3 50 (18.73%) CSS
4 49 (18.35%) HTML
5 39 (14.61%) jQuery
6 33 (12.36%) ASP.NET MVC
7 31 (11.61%) .NET Framework
8 30 (11.24%) Web Services
8 30 (11.24%) XML
9 26 (9.74%) Entity Framework
10 24 (8.99%) WCF
11 14 (5.24%) Ajax
11 14 (5.24%) Spring
11 14 (5.24%) HTML5
12 12 (4.49%) CSS3
13 9 (3.37%) LINQ
13 9 (3.37%) J2EE
14 8 (3.00%) Middleware
14 8 (3.00%) XSLT
14 8 (3.00%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 17 (6.37%) NHS
2 12 (4.49%) Clustering
2 12 (4.49%) Replication
3 11 (4.12%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (3.75%) Data Centre
5 8 (3.00%) Enterprise Software
6 7 (2.62%) Celerra
7 6 (2.25%) Computer Science
8 3 (1.12%) User Experience
8 3 (1.12%) PKI
8 3 (1.12%) N-Tier
9 2 (0.75%) W3C
9 2 (0.75%) Thin Client
9 2 (0.75%) DTV
9 2 (0.75%) Management Information System
9 2 (0.75%) Mainframe
9 2 (0.75%) Social Network
9 2 (0.75%) Fat Client
9 2 (0.75%) Life Science
9 2 (0.75%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 42 (15.73%) Windows
2 14 (5.24%) UNIX
3 13 (4.87%) Linux
4 11 (4.12%) Windows Server 2012
5 10 (3.75%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (3.00%) Windows Server 2003
7 7 (2.62%) Solaris
8 3 (1.12%) Android
9 2 (0.75%) HPUX
9 2 (0.75%) SUSE
9 2 (0.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.75%) Apple iOS
9 2 (0.75%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.37%) Windows Vista
10 1 (0.37%) Windows 2000
10 1 (0.37%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (22.10%) MVC
2 46 (17.23%) Agile Software Development
3 37 (13.86%) Business Intelligence
4 31 (11.61%) Migration
5 25 (9.36%) ETL
6 24 (8.99%) TDD
7 21 (7.87%) OO
8 19 (7.12%) Scrum
9 17 (6.37%) SOA
10 14 (5.24%) Data Migration
11 13 (4.87%) Mentoring
12 12 (4.49%) SDLC
13 11 (4.12%) Performance Tuning
14 10 (3.75%) Disaster Recovery
14 10 (3.75%) Continuous Integration
14 10 (3.75%) Web Development
15 9 (3.37%) Technical Architecture
15 9 (3.37%) Data Modelling
16 8 (3.00%) Configuration Management
16 8 (3.00%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 133 (49.81%) SQL
2 93 (34.83%) C#
3 61 (22.85%) T-SQL
4 58 (21.72%) JavaScript
5 24 (8.99%) Java
6 10 (3.75%) PL/SQL
6 10 (3.75%) PowerShell
7 8 (3.00%) VB
7 8 (3.00%) VB.NET
7 8 (3.00%) PHP
7 8 (3.00%) Python
8 7 (2.62%) Ruby
9 3 (1.12%) Bash Shell
9 3 (1.12%) PHP5
9 3 (1.12%) VB6
9 3 (1.12%) Shell Script
9 3 (1.12%) VBA
9 3 (1.12%) Perl
10 2 (0.75%) FoxPro (VFP)
10 2 (0.75%) C
Qualifications
1 9 (3.37%) Security Cleared
2 7 (2.62%) Degree
3 5 (1.87%) ISEB
4 4 (1.50%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (1.50%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (1.50%) CCNA
5 3 (1.12%) ISTQB
5 3 (1.12%) DV Cleared
6 2 (0.75%) MCSE
6 2 (0.75%) MCSA
6 2 (0.75%) ISEB Practitioner
6 2 (0.75%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 1 (0.37%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (0.37%) MCTS
7 1 (0.37%) MCITP
7 1 (0.37%) CCENT
7 1 (0.37%) MCP
7 1 (0.37%) Oracle Certification
7 1 (0.37%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (5.62%) QA
2 2 (0.75%) HL7
3 1 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 21 (7.87%) Active Directory
1 21 (7.87%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (5.24%) Hyper-V
3 8 (3.00%) XenApp
4 7 (2.62%) EMC RecoverPoint
4 7 (2.62%) VMware ESX
4 7 (2.62%) Terminal Services
5 4 (1.50%) vSphere
6 3 (1.12%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.37%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.37%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 5 (1.87%) Puppet
2 3 (1.12%) Hyperic
2 3 (1.12%) EMC NetWorker
3 2 (0.75%) Oracle RMAN
3 2 (0.75%) Data Guard
3 2 (0.75%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.75%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (0.75%) Ansible
3 2 (0.75%) Salt
4 1 (0.37%) Oozie
Vendors
1 83 (31.09%) Microsoft
2 60 (22.47%) Oracle
3 29 (10.86%) VMware
4 16 (5.99%) Citrix
4 16 (5.99%) SAP
5 14 (5.24%) Business Objects
5 14 (5.24%) Cisco
6 8 (3.00%) TIBCO
7 7 (2.62%) SolarWinds
7 7 (2.62%) Twitter
7 7 (2.62%) CheckPoint
7 7 (2.62%) NetApp
7 7 (2.62%) Nortel
7 7 (2.62%) HP
7 7 (2.62%) EMC
8 6 (2.25%) Sybase
9 4 (1.50%) Avaya
9 4 (1.50%) Veeam
10 3 (1.12%) Google
11 2 (0.75%) Adobe
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Rate: competitive
Posted: 17 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
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Rate: £300.00 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester
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Rate: £325 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester
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Rate: £350 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Rate: £250 - £325 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
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HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
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Experis Ltd
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
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Rate: £380 - £500 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Manchester
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Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Rate: £320 - £350 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
Manchester
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £200 - £350 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
Manchester
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Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
Manchester
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Rate: £20000.00 - £24000.00 per annum
Posted: 13 days ago
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Rate: £325 - £350 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
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Rate: £300 - £350 per annum + competitive
Posted: 15 days ago
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Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £375 - £450 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
Manchester
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £250 - £350 per day + remote work, expenses
Posted: 16 days ago
Manchester
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
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Rate: £325 - £350 per day
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Rate: £300 - £325 per day
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