The first table below looks at the demand for SQL 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 over the 3 months to 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Programming Languages category for the Manchester region.

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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Structured Query Language (SQL)
Rank 7 5 6
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +1
Contract jobs citing SQL 161 150 191
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 13.09% 13.18% 13.64%
As % of the Programming Languages category 36.18% 38.46% 32.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 115 87 99
Average daily rate
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£320 £310 £278
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +11.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £211 £272 £209
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £430 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 4 22
Average hourly rate £18.75 £21.00 £23.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.71% -11.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.45 £17.75 £13.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £34.75 £42.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £26.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-5.66% +6.00%
Programming Languages Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
445 390 591
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 36.18% 34.27% 42.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 276 219 290
Average daily rate £325 £310 £277
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.83% +11.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 12 42
Average hourly rate £18.75 £21.00 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.71% -19.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.61 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.25 £40.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
SQL
North West

SQL
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SQL across the Manchester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

SQL Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

SQL
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SQL across the Manchester region.

SQL Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

SQL
Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SQL across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 30 July 2014.

SQL Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

SQL
Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SQL across the Manchester region.

SQL Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

SQL
Hourly Rate Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SQL across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 30 July 2014.

SQL Hourly Rate Histogram in Manchester

SQL
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 within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 30 July 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
Stockport +1 13 £298 -7.03% 11
Salford +2 7 £325 +8.33% 9
Bolton +2 3 £225 -21.73% 2
Altrincham - 2 £300 - 5
Wigan +1 1 £275 - 7
Oldham 0 1 £350 - 2
Bury - 1 £325 - 5
Cheadle - 1 - - 2
Rochdale - - - -
SQL
North West

SQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester region citing SQL 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.

1 159 (41.51%) SQL Server
2 101 (26.37%) .NET
3 93 (24.28%) Oracle
4 92 (24.02%) C#
5 88 (22.98%) T-SQL
6 83 (21.67%) Finance
7 68 (17.75%) JavaScript
8 65 (16.97%) Microsoft
9 62 (16.19%) SQL Server 2008
10 57 (14.88%) HTML
11 55 (14.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 53 (13.84%) CSS
12 53 (13.84%) Business Intelligence
13 52 (13.58%) PL/SQL
14 50 (13.05%) ASP.NET
14 50 (13.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 47 (12.27%) Migration
16 45 (11.75%) Web Services
17 42 (10.97%) OO
17 42 (10.97%) jQuery
18 38 (9.92%) WCF
18 38 (9.92%) MS Excel
19 37 (9.66%) Windows
19 37 (9.66%) XML
20 33 (8.62%) MVC
21 32 (8.36%) ETL
22 31 (8.09%) Data Warehouse
22 31 (8.09%) Oracle Database
23 30 (7.83%) Java
24 26 (6.79%) OOD

SQL
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester region citing SQL 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. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 19 (4.96%) SharePoint
2 14 (3.66%) MS Exchange
3 11 (2.87%) SharePoint 2010
4 10 (2.61%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (1.31%) SAS
5 5 (1.31%) CMS
6 4 (1.04%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 4 (1.04%) WordPress
6 4 (1.04%) BizTalk Server
6 4 (1.04%) WebLogic
6 4 (1.04%) IIS
6 4 (1.04%) IBM Notes
7 3 (0.78%) Lotus Domino
7 3 (0.78%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (0.52%) Node.js
8 2 (0.52%) Lync
8 2 (0.52%) WebSphere
8 2 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2003
8 2 (0.52%) Sitecore CMS
8 2 (0.52%) Umbraco
Applications
1 38 (9.92%) MS Excel
2 5 (1.31%) MS Office
3 4 (1.04%) Adobe Illustrator
4 3 (0.78%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.52%) InfoPath
5 2 (0.52%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 18 (4.70%) Oracle Applications
2 17 (4.44%) Oracle EBS R12
3 12 (3.13%) Dynamics CRM
3 12 (3.13%) Oracle EBS
4 11 (2.87%) Oracle Payables
5 9 (2.35%) Oracle 11i
6 7 (1.83%) CSG Singleview
6 7 (1.83%) Oracle General Ledger
6 7 (1.83%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 7 (1.83%) Oracle Receivables
7 6 (1.57%) Oracle Assets
7 6 (1.57%) Dynamics AX
8 5 (1.31%) Maximo
8 5 (1.31%) Oracle SCM
8 5 (1.31%) Magento
8 5 (1.31%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 3 (0.78%) Dynamics NAV
9 3 (0.78%) SAP PM
10 2 (0.52%) Oracle iProcurement
10 2 (0.52%) Oracle Payroll
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.04%) Office 365
2 2 (0.52%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.26%) PaaS
3 1 (0.26%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.26%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (3.13%) SAN
2 8 (2.09%) LAN
2 8 (2.09%) HTTP
3 7 (1.83%) WAN
4 6 (1.57%) Firewall
5 4 (1.04%) NAS
5 4 (1.04%) Intranet
5 4 (1.04%) Wireless
5 4 (1.04%) IPsec
5 4 (1.04%) DNS
5 4 (1.04%) TCP/IP
5 4 (1.04%) DHCP
6 2 (0.52%) VPN
7 1 (0.26%) LDAP
7 1 (0.26%) SSL
7 1 (0.26%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 159 (41.51%) SQL Server
2 62 (16.19%) SQL Server 2008
3 55 (14.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 50 (13.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 31 (8.09%) Data Warehouse
5 31 (8.09%) Oracle Database
6 17 (4.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 17 (4.44%) SQL Server 2012
7 16 (4.18%) Oracle Database 11g
8 14 (3.66%) MS Access
9 13 (3.39%) MySQL
10 12 (3.13%) Relational Database
11 11 (2.87%) SQL Server 2000
12 10 (2.61%) SQL Server 2005
12 10 (2.61%) Oracle Reports
13 9 (2.35%) Oracle Database 10g
14 7 (1.83%) Oracle Discoverer
14 7 (1.83%) Oracle BI EE
15 5 (1.31%) Crystal Reports
15 5 (1.31%) Ingres
Development Applications
1 10 (2.61%) Eclipse
2 9 (2.35%) Visual Studio
2 9 (2.35%) Toad
3 6 (1.57%) Oracle APEX
4 5 (1.31%) Moq
4 5 (1.31%) ReSharper
4 5 (1.31%) NUnit
4 5 (1.31%) SpecFlow
5 4 (1.04%) Mockito
5 4 (1.04%) Selenium
5 4 (1.04%) JUnit
6 3 (0.78%) Oracle Forms
6 3 (0.78%) JIRA
6 3 (0.78%) Git (software)
6 3 (0.78%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 2 (0.52%) MorphX
7 2 (0.52%) TeamCity
7 2 (0.52%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (0.52%) Mercurial
7 2 (0.52%) ProC
General
1 83 (21.67%) Finance
2 11 (2.87%) Retail
3 8 (2.09%) Marketing
3 8 (2.09%) Advertising
4 7 (1.83%) Banking
4 7 (1.83%) Billing
4 7 (1.83%) General Ledger
5 4 (1.04%) Telecoms
6 2 (0.52%) Back Office
6 2 (0.52%) Electronics
6 2 (0.52%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.26%) Law
7 1 (0.26%) Legal
7 1 (0.26%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.26%) Dutch Language
7 1 (0.26%) French Language
7 1 (0.26%) German Language
7 1 (0.26%) Polish Language
Job Titles
1 205 (53.52%) Developer
2 80 (20.89%) Analyst
3 50 (13.05%) .NET Developer
4 34 (8.88%) C# Developer
5 27 (7.05%) SQL Developer
6 23 (6.01%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 23 (6.01%) Consultant
6 23 (6.01%) DBA
7 22 (5.74%) C# .NET Developer
8 21 (5.48%) SQL DBA
9 20 (5.22%) ASP.NET Developer
9 20 (5.22%) Data Analyst
10 18 (4.70%) Architect
11 16 (4.18%) Web Developer
11 16 (4.18%) Business Analyst
12 15 (3.92%) Test Analyst
13 12 (3.13%) C# ASP.NET Developer
13 12 (3.13%) MI Developer
13 12 (3.13%) Systems Analyst
14 11 (2.87%) Oracle Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 101 (26.37%) .NET
2 57 (14.88%) HTML
3 53 (13.84%) CSS
4 50 (13.05%) ASP.NET
5 45 (11.75%) Web Services
6 42 (10.97%) jQuery
7 38 (9.92%) WCF
8 37 (9.66%) XML
9 23 (6.01%) HTML5
10 22 (5.74%) SOAP
11 18 (4.70%) WPF
12 17 (4.44%) ASP.NET MVC
13 13 (3.39%) XSD
13 13 (3.39%) .NET Framework
13 13 (3.39%) REST
14 12 (3.13%) JSON
15 11 (2.87%) Ajax
15 11 (2.87%) ASP.NET Web Forms
16 10 (2.61%) CSS3
17 9 (2.35%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 15 (3.92%) NHS
1 15 (3.92%) Replication
2 12 (3.13%) Data Extraction
3 10 (2.61%) Enterprise Software
3 10 (2.61%) Clustering
3 10 (2.61%) Management Information System
4 7 (1.83%) RIA
5 4 (1.04%) Open Source
5 4 (1.04%) Statistics
6 3 (0.78%) Mathematics
6 3 (0.78%) Mobile App
7 2 (0.52%) CMDB
7 2 (0.52%) DTV
7 2 (0.52%) Mainframe
7 2 (0.52%) GIS
7 2 (0.52%) PMI
8 1 (0.26%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.26%) EPoS
8 1 (0.26%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.26%) Data Conversion
Operating Systems
1 37 (9.66%) Windows
2 17 (4.44%) UNIX
3 10 (2.61%) Linux
4 9 (2.35%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (1.57%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (1.31%) Fedora
7 3 (0.78%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (0.52%) Apple iOS
8 2 (0.52%) Windows 7
8 2 (0.52%) AIX
9 1 (0.26%) Solaris
9 1 (0.26%) Windows 2000
9 1 (0.26%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.26%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (13.84%) Business Intelligence
2 47 (12.27%) Migration
3 42 (10.97%) OO
4 33 (8.62%) MVC
5 32 (8.36%) ETL
6 26 (6.79%) OOD
7 25 (6.53%) Data Analysis
7 25 (6.53%) Data Migration
8 23 (6.01%) CRM
9 18 (4.70%) Scrum
10 17 (4.44%) Data Cleansing
10 17 (4.44%) TDD
10 17 (4.44%) Asset Management
11 15 (3.92%) Unit Testing
11 15 (3.92%) Agile Software Development
11 15 (3.92%) Performance Tuning
12 14 (3.66%) Project Management
12 14 (3.66%) ITIL
12 14 (3.66%) Data Modelling
13 13 (3.39%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 92 (24.02%) C#
2 88 (22.98%) T-SQL
3 68 (17.75%) JavaScript
4 52 (13.58%) PL/SQL
5 30 (7.83%) Java
6 22 (5.74%) VBA
7 12 (3.13%) PHP
8 10 (2.61%) VB
9 9 (2.35%) C++
10 7 (1.83%) VB.NET
10 7 (1.83%) Apex Code
11 6 (1.57%) Python
12 5 (1.31%) VB6
13 4 (1.04%) X++
13 4 (1.04%) Ruby
13 4 (1.04%) C
14 3 (0.78%) Groovy
14 3 (0.78%) Scala
15 2 (0.52%) PowerShell
15 2 (0.52%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 12 (3.13%) Degree
2 10 (2.61%) Security Cleared
3 9 (2.35%) SC Cleared
4 5 (1.31%) MCP
4 5 (1.31%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (1.04%) MCITP
5 4 (1.04%) MCTS
5 4 (1.04%) ISEB
5 4 (1.04%) MCSE
5 4 (1.04%) MCSA
6 3 (0.78%) CCA
6 3 (0.78%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 3 (0.78%) ISTQB
7 2 (0.52%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.26%) IBM Certification
8 1 (0.26%) Citrix Certification
8 1 (0.26%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.26%) CCNA
8 1 (0.26%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 1 (0.26%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.04%) SLA
2 3 (0.78%) QA
3 2 (0.52%) Basel III
4 1 (0.26%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.26%) Data Quality
System Software
1 12 (3.13%) VMware Infrastructure
1 12 (3.13%) Hyper-V
1 12 (3.13%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.78%) Forefront TMG
3 1 (0.26%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 10 (2.61%) SCCM
2 9 (2.35%) SCOM
3 5 (1.31%) Backup Exec
4 4 (1.04%) SCSM
4 4 (1.04%) Norton AntiVirus
4 4 (1.04%) Tivoli
5 2 (0.52%) Puppet
5 2 (0.52%) Tivoli Monitoring
5 2 (0.52%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 1 (0.26%) OpenView
6 1 (0.26%) EMC NetWorker
6 1 (0.26%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.26%) SAP Afaria
Vendors
1 93 (24.28%) Oracle
2 65 (16.97%) Microsoft
3 18 (4.70%) VMware
4 17 (4.44%) Citrix
5 13 (3.39%) Cisco
6 9 (2.35%) Avaya
7 8 (2.09%) Symantec
7 8 (2.09%) Salesforce.com
7 8 (2.09%) SAP
8 6 (1.57%) Sage
8 6 (1.57%) HP
9 5 (1.31%) Business Objects
9 5 (1.31%) IBM
9 5 (1.31%) Informatica
9 5 (1.31%) CheckPoint
9 5 (1.31%) McAfee
10 4 (1.04%) Twitter
10 4 (1.04%) Endeca
10 4 (1.04%) 3PAR
10 4 (1.04%) Sophos
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