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 2 October 2014 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
2 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 13 11 5
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -6
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 137 126 199
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 9.99% 10.71% 14.02%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 44.77% 54.78% 56.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 97 80 124
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£315 £310 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.61% +7.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £259 £240 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £361 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 17
Average hourly rate £20.25 £11.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+84.09% -51.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.65 £10.60 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.85 £24.20 £31.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £30.00 £25.73
% change year-on-year
-8.33% +16.59%
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
306 230 350
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 22.30% 19.54% 24.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 221 136 202
Average daily rate £325 £325 £295
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +10.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £375 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 18
Average hourly rate £20.25 £27.50 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.36% +30.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.50 £10.85 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £29.75 £25.73
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.00 £32.03 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +6.75%

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 2 October 2014.

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 2 October 2014. 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
Salford -1 6 £320 +30.61% 2
Stockport -2 5 £320 -1.53% 15
Altrincham 0 2 £255 -17.74% 4
Oldham -5 2 - -
Bolton -1 1 £410 - 6
Wigan -2 1 £410 +26.15% 7
Bury - 1 - - 3
Cheadle - 1 - - 1
Rochdale - - - - 1
Sale - - - -
SQL Server
North West

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 2 October 2014, 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.

1 134 (48.73%) SQL
2 128 (46.55%) .NET
3 126 (45.82%) C#
4 94 (34.18%) SQL Server 2008
5 75 (27.27%) ASP.NET
6 68 (24.73%) CSS
7 66 (24.00%) Microsoft
8 63 (22.91%) HTML
9 58 (21.09%) MVC
10 54 (19.64%) Agile Software Development
10 54 (19.64%) JavaScript
11 53 (19.27%) T-SQL
11 53 (19.27%) Finance
12 50 (18.18%) WCF
13 49 (17.82%) Oracle
14 45 (16.36%) Visual Studio
14 45 (16.36%) Web Services
14 45 (16.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 45 (16.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 38 (13.82%) MS Excel
15 38 (13.82%) jQuery
16 37 (13.45%) OO
16 37 (13.45%) Business Intelligence
17 36 (13.09%) XML
18 35 (12.73%) .NET Framework
19 34 (12.36%) Data Warehouse
20 33 (12.00%) Migration
21 29 (10.55%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
22 27 (9.82%) Team Foundation Server
22 27 (9.82%) Oracle Database

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 2 October 2014, 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 27 (9.82%) SharePoint
2 14 (5.09%) IIS
3 13 (4.73%) CMS
4 11 (4.00%) SharePoint 2010
5 8 (2.91%) Umbraco
5 8 (2.91%) WebSphere
5 8 (2.91%) WebLogic
5 8 (2.91%) Tomcat
6 7 (2.55%) BizTalk Server
7 5 (1.82%) WebLogic Integration
7 5 (1.82%) Apache
7 5 (1.82%) SharePoint 2013
8 4 (1.45%) MQSeries
9 3 (1.09%) MS Exchange
9 3 (1.09%) Adobe CQ
9 3 (1.09%) Escenic
9 3 (1.09%) Exchange Server 2010
9 3 (1.09%) Sitecore CMS
9 3 (1.09%) MS Project Server
10 1 (0.36%) SAS
Applications
1 38 (13.82%) MS Excel
2 6 (2.18%) MS Office
3 3 (1.09%) MS Project
4 2 (0.73%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.36%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.36%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 10 (3.64%) Oracle EBS R12
1 10 (3.64%) Oracle Payables
2 9 (3.27%) Oracle 11i
2 9 (3.27%) Oracle Applications
2 9 (3.27%) Oracle EBS
3 8 (2.91%) Dynamics CRM
3 8 (2.91%) Oracle General Ledger
4 7 (2.55%) Oracle Receivables
4 7 (2.55%) Oracle Assets
5 4 (1.45%) Dynamics NAV
6 2 (0.73%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 2 (0.73%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 2 (0.73%) Cognos TM1
6 2 (0.73%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.73%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (0.73%) Office 365
2 1 (0.36%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (0.36%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (2.91%) Firewall
2 6 (2.18%) FTP
3 4 (1.45%) LDAP
3 4 (1.45%) SAN
4 3 (1.09%) NAS
5 2 (0.73%) VLAN
5 2 (0.73%) Intranet
5 2 (0.73%) LAN
5 2 (0.73%) WAN
5 2 (0.73%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.36%) VPN
6 1 (0.36%) HTTP
6 1 (0.36%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 94 (34.18%) SQL Server 2008
2 45 (16.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 45 (16.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 34 (12.36%) Data Warehouse
4 27 (9.82%) Oracle Database
5 23 (8.36%) SQL Server 2005
6 21 (7.64%) SQL Server 2012
7 15 (5.45%) SQL Server 2000
7 15 (5.45%) MS Access
8 14 (5.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 12 (4.36%) Oracle Database 10g
10 8 (2.91%) DB2
11 7 (2.55%) Relational Database
12 6 (2.18%) Oracle Database 11g
13 5 (1.82%) Data Mining
13 5 (1.82%) MySQL
13 5 (1.82%) QlikView
14 4 (1.45%) Hadoop
14 4 (1.45%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
14 4 (1.45%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 45 (16.36%) Visual Studio
2 27 (9.82%) Team Foundation Server
3 14 (5.09%) Toad
4 13 (4.73%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 11 (4.00%) NUnit
6 5 (1.82%) MSTest
7 4 (1.45%) TeamCity
7 4 (1.45%) Mercurial
8 2 (0.73%) Selenium
8 2 (0.73%) JIRA
8 2 (0.73%) Git (software)
8 2 (0.73%) Subversion
8 2 (0.73%) JMeter
8 2 (0.73%) ERwin
9 1 (0.36%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 1 (0.36%) CruiseControl
9 1 (0.36%) SpecFlow
9 1 (0.36%) Bitbucket
9 1 (0.36%) LLBLGen Pro
9 1 (0.36%) ReSharper
General
1 53 (19.27%) Finance
2 16 (5.82%) Retail
3 10 (3.64%) Banking
4 7 (2.55%) General Ledger
5 5 (1.82%) Marketing
6 3 (1.09%) Telecoms
7 2 (0.73%) Legal
7 2 (0.73%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.73%) Back Office
7 2 (0.73%) Electronics
7 2 (0.73%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.36%) Advertising
8 1 (0.36%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 184 (66.91%) Developer
2 71 (25.82%) .NET Developer
3 41 (14.91%) C# Developer
4 34 (12.36%) C# .NET Developer
5 27 (9.82%) Analyst
6 24 (8.73%) SQL Developer
7 16 (5.82%) ASP.NET Developer
7 16 (5.82%) DBA
7 16 (5.82%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 15 (5.45%) SQL DBA
9 14 (5.09%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 11 (4.00%) Senior Developer
11 10 (3.64%) Software Developer
12 9 (3.27%) Tester
12 9 (3.27%) SharePoint Developer
13 8 (2.91%) Configuration and Release Manager
13 8 (2.91%) Configuration Manager
13 8 (2.91%) Release Manager
14 7 (2.55%) Architect
14 7 (2.55%) SQL Server DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 128 (46.55%) .NET
2 75 (27.27%) ASP.NET
3 68 (24.73%) CSS
4 63 (22.91%) HTML
5 50 (18.18%) WCF
6 45 (16.36%) Web Services
7 38 (13.82%) jQuery
8 36 (13.09%) XML
9 35 (12.73%) .NET Framework
10 29 (10.55%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 24 (8.73%) ASP.NET MVC
12 23 (8.36%) Ajax
13 18 (6.55%) LINQ
14 17 (6.18%) CSS3
15 16 (5.82%) HTML5
15 16 (5.82%) WPF
16 14 (5.09%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 14 (5.09%) XSLT
17 10 (3.64%) WinForms
17 10 (3.64%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 25 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (5.09%) Data Extraction
3 11 (4.00%) NHS
3 11 (4.00%) N-Tier
4 6 (2.18%) Management Information System
4 6 (2.18%) Mainframe
5 4 (1.45%) PKI
5 4 (1.45%) Replication
6 3 (1.09%) GIS
6 3 (1.09%) RIA
7 2 (0.73%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (0.73%) Economics
7 2 (0.73%) Clustering
7 2 (0.73%) DTV
7 2 (0.73%) PMI
8 1 (0.36%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.36%) User Experience
8 1 (0.36%) Inversion of Control
8 1 (0.36%) Visualisation
8 1 (0.36%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 24 (8.73%) Windows
2 7 (2.55%) UNIX
3 5 (1.82%) Windows Server 2003
3 5 (1.82%) HPUX
3 5 (1.82%) Linux
3 5 (1.82%) SUSE
3 5 (1.82%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (1.45%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (0.73%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.36%) AIX
6 1 (0.36%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (21.09%) MVC
2 54 (19.64%) Agile Software Development
3 37 (13.45%) OO
3 37 (13.45%) Business Intelligence
4 33 (12.00%) Migration
5 26 (9.45%) TDD
6 23 (8.36%) Data Migration
7 20 (7.27%) ETL
7 20 (7.27%) Scrum
8 19 (6.91%) OOD
8 19 (6.91%) Data Cleansing
9 15 (5.45%) Mentoring
10 14 (5.09%) Performance Tuning
11 13 (4.73%) Business Analysis
12 11 (4.00%) Web Development
13 10 (3.64%) Performance Testing
13 10 (3.64%) Unit Testing
13 10 (3.64%) Data Architecture
14 9 (3.27%) CRM
14 9 (3.27%) Data Mapping
Programming Languages
1 134 (48.73%) SQL
2 126 (45.82%) C#
3 54 (19.64%) JavaScript
4 53 (19.27%) T-SQL
5 21 (7.64%) VB
5 21 (7.64%) PL/SQL
6 13 (4.73%) VBA
6 13 (4.73%) VB6
7 6 (2.18%) Java
8 5 (1.82%) FoxPro (VFP)
8 5 (1.82%) C++
8 5 (1.82%) VBScript
8 5 (1.82%) VB.NET
9 4 (1.45%) XPath
10 3 (1.09%) Scala
10 3 (1.09%) PowerShell
11 2 (0.73%) XAML
11 2 (0.73%) PHP
12 1 (0.36%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 5 (1.82%) ISEB
1 5 (1.82%) Microsoft Certification
1 5 (1.82%) ISEB Practitioner
1 5 (1.82%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
1 5 (1.82%) ISTQB
2 4 (1.45%) Degree
3 3 (1.09%) MCSE
4 2 (0.73%) MCITP
4 2 (0.73%) MCTS
4 2 (0.73%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 2 (0.73%) CCA
4 2 (0.73%) PMP
4 2 (0.73%) PMI Certification
5 1 (0.36%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.36%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.91%) HL7
2 7 (2.55%) QA
3 2 (0.73%) Basel III
3 2 (0.73%) SLA
4 1 (0.36%) COBIT
System Software
1 4 (1.45%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.73%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (0.73%) Hyper-V
2 2 (0.73%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 6 (2.18%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 66 (24.00%) Microsoft
2 49 (17.82%) Oracle
3 8 (2.91%) Sage
4 6 (2.18%) HP
5 5 (1.82%) TIBCO
5 5 (1.82%) VMware
5 5 (1.82%) Northgate
6 4 (1.45%) SAP
7 3 (1.09%) JBoss
7 3 (1.09%) Telerik
7 3 (1.09%) TARGIT
7 3 (1.09%) Sitecore
8 2 (0.73%) Twitter
8 2 (0.73%) Cognos
8 2 (0.73%) Sybase
8 2 (0.73%) Business Objects
8 2 (0.73%) CA
8 2 (0.73%) CheckPoint
8 2 (0.73%) EMC
8 2 (0.73%) Citrix
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