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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 17 13 6
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -7
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 117 154 124
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 7.18% 10.86% 12.40%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 35.67% 52.74% 47.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 86 53
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £210 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 6
Average hourly rate £19.00 £18.32 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.71% -44.48%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £30.88 £28.00
% change year-on-year
+13.36% +10.26%
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
328 292 263
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 20.12% 20.59% 26.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 180 166 126
Average daily rate £350 £350 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 8
Average hourly rate £19.00 £20.35 £40.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.62% -49.75%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +25.00%

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 17 April 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 17 April 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 +3 5 - - 6
Stockport -2 4 £338 - 9
Bolton -1 3 £350 - 13
Rochdale +1 1 - - 3
Cheadle -2 1 - - 4
Oldham - 1 - - 4
Bury - 1 £275 - 3
Ashton-under-Lyne - - - - 1
Sale - - - - 2
Salford - - - - 2
Wigan - - - - 3
SQL Server
North West

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 17 April 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.

1 128 (46.38%) SQL
2 116 (42.03%) .NET
3 105 (38.04%) C#
4 91 (32.97%) Microsoft
5 79 (28.62%) ASP.NET
6 71 (25.72%) MVC
7 68 (24.64%) JavaScript
8 61 (22.10%) T-SQL
9 58 (21.01%) HTML
10 57 (20.65%) CSS
11 56 (20.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 55 (19.93%) SQL Server 2008
12 55 (19.93%) Oracle
13 52 (18.84%) jQuery
14 49 (17.75%) Agile Software Development
14 49 (17.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 44 (15.94%) Windows
16 41 (14.86%) ASP.NET MVC
17 39 (14.13%) Visual Studio
17 39 (14.13%) Business Intelligence
18 34 (12.32%) Migration
18 34 (12.32%) XML
19 33 (11.96%) Finance
19 33 (11.96%) .NET Framework
20 32 (11.59%) Web Services
21 31 (11.23%) Entity Framework
22 28 (10.14%) Data Warehouse
22 28 (10.14%) VMware
23 26 (9.42%) NHS
23 26 (9.42%) WCF

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 (6.52%) IIS
2 15 (5.43%) CMS
3 13 (4.71%) SharePoint
4 11 (3.99%) MS Exchange
4 11 (3.99%) NetWeaver
5 7 (2.54%) Apache
6 6 (2.17%) WebSphere
7 5 (1.81%) Umbraco
7 5 (1.81%) Orchard CMS
8 4 (1.45%) SharePoint 2010
8 4 (1.45%) Tomcat
9 3 (1.09%) Apache Solr
9 3 (1.09%) Drupal
9 3 (1.09%) Oracle Workflow
9 3 (1.09%) Exchange Server 2010
9 3 (1.09%) Apache Spark
10 2 (0.72%) WebLogic
10 2 (0.72%) Sitefinity
10 2 (0.72%) Sitecore CMS
10 2 (0.72%) JBoss
Applications
1 23 (8.33%) MS Excel
2 7 (2.54%) Mingle
3 4 (1.45%) MS Office
4 2 (0.72%) PowerPivot
5 1 (0.36%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 11 (3.99%) SAP SRM
2 8 (2.90%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (1.45%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.72%) Maximo
4 2 (0.72%) Cognos TM1
4 2 (0.72%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (0.36%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.36%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.36%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.45%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (1.09%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.09%) Office 365
3 2 (0.72%) IaaS
3 2 (0.72%) SaaS
3 2 (0.72%) PaaS
4 1 (0.36%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 21 (7.61%) Firewall
2 16 (5.80%) SAN
3 11 (3.99%) WAN
3 11 (3.99%) Internet
4 10 (3.62%) NAS
4 10 (3.62%) Fibre Channel
5 9 (3.26%) iSCSI
5 9 (3.26%) LAN
6 8 (2.90%) DMZ
6 8 (2.90%) MPLS
6 8 (2.90%) OSPF
6 8 (2.90%) BGP
6 8 (2.90%) EIGRP
6 8 (2.90%) Cisco ASA
6 8 (2.90%) VPLS
6 8 (2.90%) Wireless
7 4 (1.45%) VLAN
8 3 (1.09%) Intranet
8 3 (1.09%) LDAP
9 2 (0.72%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (20.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 55 (19.93%) SQL Server 2008
3 49 (17.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 28 (10.14%) Data Warehouse
5 25 (9.06%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 21 (7.61%) Oracle Database
6 21 (7.61%) SQL Server 2012
7 18 (6.52%) SQL Server 2005
8 11 (3.99%) BusinessObjects
8 11 (3.99%) SAP BW
8 11 (3.99%) RavenDB
8 11 (3.99%) QlikView
8 11 (3.99%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
9 6 (2.17%) MongoDB
9 6 (2.17%) MySQL
9 6 (2.17%) OLAP
9 6 (2.17%) Relational Database
10 5 (1.81%) RDBMS
10 5 (1.81%) Oracle Database 10g
11 4 (1.45%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 39 (14.13%) Visual Studio
2 17 (6.16%) Team Foundation Server
3 16 (5.80%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 6 (2.17%) Subversion
5 5 (1.81%) Git (software)
6 4 (1.45%) MSTest
6 4 (1.45%) JIRA
6 4 (1.45%) JMeter
6 4 (1.45%) Toad
7 3 (1.09%) Eclipse
7 3 (1.09%) NUnit
7 3 (1.09%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 2 (0.72%) ERwin
8 2 (0.72%) Moq
9 1 (0.36%) WiX
9 1 (0.36%) SpecFlow
9 1 (0.36%) MSI
9 1 (0.36%) ReSharper
9 1 (0.36%) TestNG
9 1 (0.36%) JUnit
General
1 33 (11.96%) Finance
2 14 (5.07%) Retail
3 5 (1.81%) Banking
4 3 (1.09%) Back Office
5 2 (0.72%) Billing
6 1 (0.36%) Marketing
6 1 (0.36%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.36%) Games
Job Titles
1 167 (60.51%) Developer
2 63 (22.83%) .NET Developer
3 42 (15.22%) SQL Developer
4 37 (13.41%) C# Developer
5 24 (8.70%) ASP.NET Developer
6 23 (8.33%) C# .NET Developer
7 21 (7.61%) Architect
8 19 (6.88%) Analyst
9 18 (6.52%) DBA
10 16 (5.80%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 15 (5.43%) SQL DBA
12 14 (5.07%) Business Intelligence Developer
13 11 (3.99%) SQL Server Developer
13 11 (3.99%) Senior Developer
14 10 (3.62%) Administrator
15 9 (3.26%) Java Developer
16 8 (2.90%) 3rd Line Support
16 8 (2.90%) Technical Architect
17 7 (2.54%) Web Developer
17 7 (2.54%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 116 (42.03%) .NET
2 79 (28.62%) ASP.NET
3 58 (21.01%) HTML
4 57 (20.65%) CSS
5 52 (18.84%) jQuery
6 41 (14.86%) ASP.NET MVC
7 34 (12.32%) XML
8 33 (11.96%) .NET Framework
9 32 (11.59%) Web Services
10 31 (11.23%) Entity Framework
11 26 (9.42%) WCF
12 16 (5.80%) HTML5
13 15 (5.43%) LINQ
13 15 (5.43%) Ajax
14 13 (4.71%) CSS3
15 11 (3.99%) XSLT
16 10 (3.62%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 9 (3.26%) Spring
18 8 (2.90%) JSON
18 8 (2.90%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 26 (9.42%) NHS
2 15 (5.43%) Replication
2 15 (5.43%) Clustering
3 12 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (3.26%) Celerra
5 8 (2.90%) Computer Science
5 8 (2.90%) Enterprise Software
6 5 (1.81%) Open Source
7 4 (1.45%) User Experience
7 4 (1.45%) N-Tier
8 3 (1.09%) Inversion of Control
8 3 (1.09%) PKI
9 2 (0.72%) Informatics
9 2 (0.72%) W3C
9 2 (0.72%) Mainframe
9 2 (0.72%) Management Information System
9 2 (0.72%) Enterprise Storage
9 2 (0.72%) Life Science
9 2 (0.72%) Social Network
10 1 (0.36%) Semantic Web
Operating Systems
1 44 (15.94%) Windows
2 15 (5.43%) UNIX
3 12 (4.35%) Windows Server 2012
4 10 (3.62%) Linux
5 9 (3.26%) Solaris
5 9 (3.26%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (2.17%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (1.81%) Windows 7
8 3 (1.09%) Android
9 2 (0.72%) Apple iOS
9 2 (0.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.72%) SUSE
9 2 (0.72%) HPUX
10 1 (0.36%) Windows Vista
10 1 (0.36%) Windows 2000
10 1 (0.36%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (25.72%) MVC
2 49 (17.75%) Agile Software Development
3 39 (14.13%) Business Intelligence
4 34 (12.32%) Migration
5 25 (9.06%) TDD
6 24 (8.70%) ETL
7 19 (6.88%) Scrum
8 18 (6.52%) SOA
8 18 (6.52%) OO
9 15 (5.43%) Web Development
9 15 (5.43%) Mentoring
10 13 (4.71%) Data Migration
11 12 (4.35%) CRM
11 12 (4.35%) Performance Tuning
12 11 (3.99%) Data Modelling
12 11 (3.99%) Disaster Recovery
13 10 (3.62%) Continuous Integration
13 10 (3.62%) Technical Architecture
14 8 (2.90%) BDD
14 8 (2.90%) Data Governance
Programming Languages
1 128 (46.38%) SQL
2 105 (38.04%) C#
3 68 (24.64%) JavaScript
4 61 (22.10%) T-SQL
5 16 (5.80%) Java
6 10 (3.62%) PowerShell
7 9 (3.26%) PHP
7 9 (3.26%) VB.NET
8 8 (2.90%) Ruby
9 7 (2.54%) Python
9 7 (2.54%) PL/SQL
10 5 (1.81%) VB
10 5 (1.81%) XPath
11 3 (1.09%) VBA
11 3 (1.09%) Bash Shell
11 3 (1.09%) Shell Script
11 3 (1.09%) Perl
12 2 (0.72%) C
12 2 (0.72%) FoxPro (VFP)
12 2 (0.72%) VB6
Qualifications
1 9 (3.26%) Degree
2 8 (2.90%) Security Cleared
3 5 (1.81%) ISEB
4 3 (1.09%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (1.09%) DV Cleared
4 3 (1.09%) CCNA
4 3 (1.09%) ISTQB
5 2 (0.72%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 2 (0.72%) ISEB Practitioner
5 2 (0.72%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.36%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (4.35%) QA
2 1 (0.36%) HL7
System Software
1 25 (9.06%) Active Directory
2 21 (7.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (5.43%) Hyper-V
4 9 (3.26%) Terminal Services
4 9 (3.26%) VMware ESX
4 9 (3.26%) EMC RecoverPoint
5 7 (2.54%) XenApp
6 4 (1.45%) vSphere
7 3 (1.09%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 5 (1.81%) Puppet
2 3 (1.09%) EMC NetWorker
2 3 (1.09%) Hyperic
3 2 (0.72%) Ansible
3 2 (0.72%) Oracle RMAN
3 2 (0.72%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.72%) Data Guard
3 2 (0.72%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (0.72%) Salt
4 1 (0.36%) Oozie
4 1 (0.36%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 91 (32.97%) Microsoft
2 55 (19.93%) Oracle
3 28 (10.14%) VMware
4 16 (5.80%) Citrix
5 14 (5.07%) Business Objects
6 12 (4.35%) SAP
7 11 (3.99%) Cisco
8 9 (3.26%) EMC
8 9 (3.26%) NetApp
9 8 (2.90%) CheckPoint
9 8 (2.90%) Nortel
9 8 (2.90%) SolarWinds
10 7 (2.54%) Twitter
11 6 (2.17%) HP
11 6 (2.17%) TIBCO
12 4 (1.45%) Sybase
13 3 (1.09%) Avaya
13 3 (1.09%) Google
14 2 (0.72%) Sitecore
14 2 (0.72%) Tableau
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