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 22 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
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 12 9 7
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -2
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 134 128 184
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 9.82% 10.94% 13.36%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 43.65% 52.89% 54.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 93 75 108
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£315 £301 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.82% +9.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £224 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £363 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 14
Average hourly rate £22.50 £25.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +19.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.30 £13.80 £12.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.70 £27.00 £27.32
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +22.22%
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
307 242 335
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 22.51% 20.68% 24.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 226 141 189
Average daily rate £325 £310 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.83% +12.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £389 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £330 £338
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 15
Average hourly rate £21.00 £27.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.63% +41.02%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £11.65 £13.17
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £35.00 £34.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.73 £30.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+9.67% +2.50%

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 22 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 22 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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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
Salford +4 3 £325 +32.65% 5
Stockport 0 3 £320 -1.53% 16
Oldham -6 2 - - 3
Altrincham +2 1 £255 -17.74% 7
Bury - 1 - - 6
Cheadle - - - - 5
Ashton-under-Lyne - - - -
Bolton - - - - 4
Rochdale - - - - 1
Wigan - - - - 8
SQL Server
North West

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 22 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.

1 128 (45.71%) SQL
1 128 (45.71%) .NET
2 126 (45.00%) C#
3 97 (34.64%) SQL Server 2008
4 78 (27.86%) Microsoft
5 71 (25.36%) ASP.NET
6 66 (23.57%) MVC
7 63 (22.50%) CSS
8 58 (20.71%) HTML
9 55 (19.64%) Agile Software Development
10 53 (18.93%) T-SQL
11 51 (18.21%) JavaScript
11 51 (18.21%) WCF
12 48 (17.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 48 (17.14%) Finance
13 47 (16.79%) Visual Studio
14 46 (16.43%) Web Services
15 44 (15.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 39 (13.93%) Oracle
17 37 (13.21%) MS Excel
17 37 (13.21%) jQuery
18 36 (12.86%) OO
18 36 (12.86%) Migration
19 35 (12.50%) XML
19 35 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
20 31 (11.07%) Windows
20 31 (11.07%) Data Warehouse
20 31 (11.07%) TDD
21 30 (10.71%) .NET Framework
22 28 (10.00%) ASP.NET MVC

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 22 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 (9.64%) SharePoint
2 19 (6.79%) IIS
3 13 (4.64%) CMS
4 12 (4.29%) SharePoint 2010
5 9 (3.21%) Umbraco
6 8 (2.86%) Apache
7 6 (2.14%) BizTalk Server
8 5 (1.79%) SharePoint 2013
8 5 (1.79%) Tomcat
8 5 (1.79%) WebLogic
8 5 (1.79%) WebLogic Integration
9 4 (1.43%) WebSphere
10 3 (1.07%) MS Project Server
10 3 (1.07%) Apache Solr
10 3 (1.07%) Exchange Server 2010
10 3 (1.07%) Sitecore CMS
10 3 (1.07%) Orchard CMS
10 3 (1.07%) Apache Spark
10 3 (1.07%) MS Exchange
11 1 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 37 (13.21%) MS Excel
2 7 (2.50%) MS Office
3 3 (1.07%) Mingle
3 3 (1.07%) MS Project
4 2 (0.71%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.36%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 10 (3.57%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (2.86%) Oracle EBS R12
3 7 (2.50%) Oracle Payables
3 7 (2.50%) Oracle Applications
3 7 (2.50%) Oracle EBS
3 7 (2.50%) Oracle 11i
4 6 (2.14%) Oracle General Ledger
5 5 (1.79%) Dynamics NAV
5 5 (1.79%) Oracle Receivables
5 5 (1.79%) Oracle Assets
6 2 (0.71%) Cognos TM1
6 2 (0.71%) Maximo
6 2 (0.71%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 1 (0.36%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.07%) Office 365
2 1 (0.36%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.36%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (3.93%) NAS
1 11 (3.93%) SAN
2 10 (3.57%) Firewall
3 8 (2.86%) Fibre Channel
4 6 (2.14%) FTP
5 5 (1.79%) iSCSI
5 5 (1.79%) LAN
5 5 (1.79%) WAN
6 3 (1.07%) VPLS
6 3 (1.07%) Cisco ASA
6 3 (1.07%) Wireless
6 3 (1.07%) LDAP
6 3 (1.07%) Intranet
6 3 (1.07%) Internet
6 3 (1.07%) MPLS
6 3 (1.07%) OSPF
6 3 (1.07%) BGP
6 3 (1.07%) DMZ
6 3 (1.07%) EIGRP
7 2 (0.71%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 97 (34.64%) SQL Server 2008
2 48 (17.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 44 (15.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 31 (11.07%) Data Warehouse
5 25 (8.93%) SQL Server 2005
6 20 (7.14%) Oracle Database
7 18 (6.43%) SQL Server 2012
8 15 (5.36%) SQL Server 2000
9 14 (5.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 13 (4.64%) MS Access
11 7 (2.50%) Relational Database
11 7 (2.50%) DB2
11 7 (2.50%) Oracle Database 10g
12 6 (2.14%) RavenDB
13 5 (1.79%) QlikView
13 5 (1.79%) Data Mining
14 4 (1.43%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 4 (1.43%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
15 3 (1.07%) EDMS
15 3 (1.07%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 47 (16.79%) Visual Studio
2 25 (8.93%) Team Foundation Server
3 14 (5.00%) NUnit
3 14 (5.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 12 (4.29%) Toad
5 5 (1.79%) MSTest
6 4 (1.43%) TeamCity
7 3 (1.07%) Selenium
7 3 (1.07%) Git (software)
8 2 (0.71%) ERwin
8 2 (0.71%) Subversion
8 2 (0.71%) JMeter
9 1 (0.36%) JIRA
9 1 (0.36%) ReSharper
9 1 (0.36%) Mercurial
9 1 (0.36%) LLBLGen Pro
9 1 (0.36%) SpecFlow
9 1 (0.36%) CruiseControl
General
1 48 (17.14%) Finance
2 17 (6.07%) Retail
3 8 (2.86%) Banking
4 5 (1.79%) Marketing
4 5 (1.79%) General Ledger
5 3 (1.07%) Back Office
5 3 (1.07%) Telecoms
6 2 (0.71%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (0.71%) Legal
7 1 (0.36%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.36%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.36%) Advertising
7 1 (0.36%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 180 (64.29%) Developer
2 70 (25.00%) .NET Developer
3 40 (14.29%) C# Developer
4 33 (11.79%) C# .NET Developer
5 24 (8.57%) Analyst
6 23 (8.21%) SQL Developer
7 17 (6.07%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 14 (5.00%) Senior Developer
9 13 (4.64%) ASP.NET Developer
10 12 (4.29%) DBA
11 11 (3.93%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 11 (3.93%) SQL DBA
12 10 (3.57%) Software Developer
12 10 (3.57%) Senior C# Developer
13 9 (3.21%) Senior .NET Developer
13 9 (3.21%) Architect
13 9 (3.21%) Tester
14 8 (2.86%) SharePoint Developer
14 8 (2.86%) Consultant
14 8 (2.86%) Configuration Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 128 (45.71%) .NET
2 71 (25.36%) ASP.NET
3 63 (22.50%) CSS
4 58 (20.71%) HTML
5 51 (18.21%) WCF
6 46 (16.43%) Web Services
7 37 (13.21%) jQuery
8 35 (12.50%) XML
9 30 (10.71%) .NET Framework
10 28 (10.00%) ASP.NET MVC
11 26 (9.29%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 23 (8.21%) Ajax
13 18 (6.43%) LINQ
14 16 (5.71%) WPF
15 14 (5.00%) XSLT
16 13 (4.64%) CSS3
17 12 (4.29%) HTML5
18 10 (3.57%) WSDL
18 10 (3.57%) WinForms
19 9 (3.21%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 25 (8.93%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (5.00%) NHS
2 14 (5.00%) Data Extraction
3 11 (3.93%) N-Tier
4 9 (3.21%) Replication
4 9 (3.21%) Management Information System
5 7 (2.50%) Clustering
6 5 (1.79%) Celerra
6 5 (1.79%) Mainframe
7 3 (1.07%) Computer Science
7 3 (1.07%) Life Science
7 3 (1.07%) PKI
7 3 (1.07%) Open Source
7 3 (1.07%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (0.71%) PMI
8 2 (0.71%) Economics
8 2 (0.71%) GIS
8 2 (0.71%) Mobile App
8 2 (0.71%) RIA
9 1 (0.36%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 31 (11.07%) Windows
2 14 (5.00%) UNIX
3 5 (1.79%) SUSE
3 5 (1.79%) HPUX
3 5 (1.79%) Solaris
3 5 (1.79%) Linux
4 4 (1.43%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (1.43%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (1.43%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (0.71%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.36%) Android
6 1 (0.36%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (23.57%) MVC
2 55 (19.64%) Agile Software Development
3 36 (12.86%) OO
3 36 (12.86%) Migration
4 35 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
5 31 (11.07%) TDD
6 21 (7.50%) Scrum
6 21 (7.50%) Data Migration
7 17 (6.07%) Mentoring
7 17 (6.07%) ETL
8 16 (5.71%) Data Cleansing
9 15 (5.36%) Performance Tuning
9 15 (5.36%) OOD
10 13 (4.64%) Business Analysis
11 11 (3.93%) Web Development
12 10 (3.57%) SOA
12 10 (3.57%) CRM
12 10 (3.57%) Performance Testing
12 10 (3.57%) Unit Testing
13 8 (2.86%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 128 (45.71%) SQL
2 126 (45.00%) C#
3 53 (18.93%) T-SQL
4 51 (18.21%) JavaScript
5 21 (7.50%) VB
6 17 (6.07%) PL/SQL
7 12 (4.29%) VB6
8 10 (3.57%) VBA
9 6 (2.14%) FoxPro (VFP)
10 5 (1.79%) C++
10 5 (1.79%) VBScript
11 4 (1.43%) VB.NET
11 4 (1.43%) XPath
12 3 (1.07%) PowerShell
12 3 (1.07%) Ruby
12 3 (1.07%) Java
13 2 (0.71%) C
13 2 (0.71%) PHP
13 2 (0.71%) XAML
14 1 (0.36%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 7 (2.50%) Degree
2 5 (1.79%) ISTQB
2 5 (1.79%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
2 5 (1.79%) ISEB Practitioner
2 5 (1.79%) ISEB
2 5 (1.79%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (1.07%) MCSE
4 2 (0.71%) CCA
4 2 (0.71%) PMP
4 2 (0.71%) PMI Certification
4 2 (0.71%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 2 (0.71%) MCTS
4 2 (0.71%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.86%) HL7
2 4 (1.43%) QA
3 2 (0.71%) Basel III
4 1 (0.36%) COBIT
4 1 (0.36%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (4.29%) Active Directory
2 7 (2.50%) Hyper-V
2 7 (2.50%) VMware ESX
3 6 (2.14%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (1.79%) EMC RecoverPoint
4 5 (1.79%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 7 (2.50%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (1.07%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 78 (27.86%) Microsoft
2 39 (13.93%) Oracle
3 9 (3.21%) VMware
4 7 (2.50%) EMC
5 6 (2.14%) HP
5 6 (2.14%) Citrix
5 6 (2.14%) Sage
6 5 (1.79%) Northgate
6 5 (1.79%) CheckPoint
6 5 (1.79%) TIBCO
7 3 (1.07%) Sitecore
7 3 (1.07%) SolarWinds
7 3 (1.07%) TARGIT
7 3 (1.07%) Telerik
7 3 (1.07%) SAP
7 3 (1.07%) Nortel
7 3 (1.07%) Cisco
8 2 (0.71%) CA
8 2 (0.71%) Sybase
8 2 (0.71%) Business Objects
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