The table below looks at the statistics 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 18 December 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Structured Query Language (SQL)
Rank 6 7 6
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -1
Contract jobs citing SQL 211 156 168
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 14.96% 13.36% 13.75%
As % of the Programming Languages category 38.72% 35.14% 32.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 149 94 103
Average daily rate
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£325 £300 £295
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% +1.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £227 £211 £216
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 4
Average hourly rate £22.50 £190.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-88.15% +484.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.60 £190.00 £23.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.20 £190.00 £38.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-3.70% -10.00%
SQL
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the Manchester region.

Programming Languages Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
545 444 521
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 38.65% 38.01% 42.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 391 274 304
Average daily rate £330 £313 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.60% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £213 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £400 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 12 20
Average hourly rate £22.50 £32.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.76% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £17.25 £16.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.25 £35.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+9.23% -7.14%

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 18 December 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 18 December 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 18 December 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
Bolton +2 3 £175 - 7
Oldham 0 2 £350 +16.66% 2
Stockport 0 2 £315 -16.00% 10
Sale +1 1 - -
Salford -2 1 £155 -55.71% 3
Bury - 1 - -
Cheadle - - - - 1
Altrincham - - - - 6
Ashton-under-Lyne - - - -
Rochdale - - - - 1
Wigan - - - - 3
SQL
North West

SQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 18 December 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.

1 148 (37.85%) SQL Server
2 102 (26.09%) Finance
3 97 (24.81%) T-SQL
4 91 (23.27%) Oracle
5 86 (21.99%) .NET
6 83 (21.23%) Business Intelligence
7 81 (20.72%) Microsoft
8 77 (19.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 72 (18.41%) C#
10 65 (16.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 56 (14.32%) Agile Software Development
12 54 (13.81%) JavaScript
13 53 (13.55%) SQL Server 2008
14 49 (12.53%) OO
15 48 (12.28%) XML
16 45 (11.51%) Web Services
17 42 (10.74%) HTML
18 41 (10.49%) jQuery
19 39 (9.97%) SQL Server Analysis Services
19 39 (9.97%) PL/SQL
19 39 (9.97%) Windows
20 38 (9.72%) Data Warehouse
21 37 (9.46%) Oracle Database
22 35 (8.95%) MVC
22 35 (8.95%) Migration
23 34 (8.70%) CSS
24 33 (8.44%) VBA
24 33 (8.44%) Analytical Skills
25 32 (8.18%) ASP.NET
25 32 (8.18%) Linux

SQL
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 13 (3.32%) SAS
2 11 (2.81%) MS Exchange
3 8 (2.05%) CMS
3 8 (2.05%) SharePoint
4 6 (1.53%) NetWeaver
5 4 (1.02%) BizTalk Server
5 4 (1.02%) IIS
5 4 (1.02%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (0.77%) SharePoint 2013
6 3 (0.77%) Sitecore CMS
6 3 (0.77%) SharePoint 2010
6 3 (0.77%) Oracle Service Bus
6 3 (0.77%) WebSphere
6 3 (0.77%) Exchange Server 2003
6 3 (0.77%) JBoss
7 1 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.26%) Umbraco
7 1 (0.26%) Drupal
7 1 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.26%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 22 (5.63%) MS Excel
2 19 (4.86%) MS Office
3 3 (0.77%) PowerPivot
4 2 (0.51%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.51%) InfoPath
4 2 (0.51%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.26%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 12 (3.07%) Maximo
2 11 (2.81%) Dynamics AX
3 8 (2.05%) Oracle EBS
4 7 (1.79%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 7 (1.79%) Oracle Applications
5 6 (1.53%) Dynamics CRM
5 6 (1.53%) Oracle EBS R12
5 6 (1.53%) SAP SRM
6 4 (1.02%) Oracle 11i
6 4 (1.02%) Cognos TM1
6 4 (1.02%) Oracle Payables
7 3 (0.77%) Oracle General Ledger
7 3 (0.77%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 3 (0.77%) Dynamics NAV
7 3 (0.77%) Agresso
8 2 (0.51%) Oracle Payroll
8 2 (0.51%) Oracle Receivables
8 2 (0.51%) Oracle Assets
9 1 (0.26%) Oracle Internet Expenses
9 1 (0.26%) Oracle iRecruitment
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.28%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (0.77%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.51%) Office 365
4 1 (0.26%) IaaS
4 1 (0.26%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (4.09%) SAN
2 12 (3.07%) Firewall
3 11 (2.81%) LAN
4 6 (1.53%) NAS
5 5 (1.28%) WAN
6 4 (1.02%) VLAN
6 4 (1.02%) NetScaler
7 3 (0.77%) TCP/IP
7 3 (0.77%) VPN
8 2 (0.51%) VoIP
8 2 (0.51%) SSL
8 2 (0.51%) LDAP
9 1 (0.26%) IP Telephony
9 1 (0.26%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 148 (37.85%) SQL Server
2 77 (19.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 65 (16.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 53 (13.55%) SQL Server 2008
5 39 (9.97%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 38 (9.72%) Data Warehouse
7 37 (9.46%) Oracle Database
8 16 (4.09%) QlikView
9 14 (3.58%) Oracle Reports
10 11 (2.81%) Big Data
11 10 (2.56%) SAP BW
11 10 (2.56%) SQL Server 2000
11 10 (2.56%) Oracle Database 10g
11 10 (2.56%) NoSQL
12 9 (2.30%) SQL Server 2012
12 9 (2.30%) Oracle Database 11g
13 8 (2.05%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
13 8 (2.05%) Relational Database
14 7 (1.79%) SAS Data Integration Studio
14 7 (1.79%) Cognos Report Studio
Development Applications
1 22 (5.63%) Subversion
2 17 (4.35%) Git (software)
3 12 (3.07%) Visual Studio
4 9 (2.30%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 9 (2.30%) Oracle APEX
4 9 (2.30%) Oracle Forms
5 7 (1.79%) Toad
6 6 (1.53%) MorphX
7 5 (1.28%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (0.51%) ERwin
8 2 (0.51%) JIRA
9 1 (0.26%) Jenkins
9 1 (0.26%) Talend Open Studio
9 1 (0.26%) TeamCity
9 1 (0.26%) Mercurial
9 1 (0.26%) Maven
9 1 (0.26%) Eclipse
9 1 (0.26%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 102 (26.09%) Finance
2 18 (4.60%) Retail
3 17 (4.35%) Banking
4 11 (2.81%) Advertising
5 5 (1.28%) Marketing
6 4 (1.02%) Telecoms
7 3 (0.77%) Retail Banking
8 2 (0.51%) Back Office
8 2 (0.51%) Electronics
8 2 (0.51%) Publishing
8 2 (0.51%) Legal
8 2 (0.51%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.51%) German Language
9 1 (0.26%) Local Government
9 1 (0.26%) General Ledger
9 1 (0.26%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.26%) Law
Job Titles
1 206 (52.69%) Developer
2 77 (19.69%) Analyst
3 32 (8.18%) .NET Developer
4 30 (7.67%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 29 (7.42%) SQL Developer
6 26 (6.65%) C# Developer
7 25 (6.39%) DBA
8 24 (6.14%) Consultant
8 24 (6.14%) SQL DBA
9 23 (5.88%) Data Analyst
10 21 (5.37%) Architect
11 20 (5.12%) PHP Developer
12 18 (4.60%) C# .NET Developer
13 15 (3.84%) Oracle Developer
14 13 (3.32%) ASP.NET Developer
14 13 (3.32%) Business Analyst
15 10 (2.56%) Senior Developer
15 10 (2.56%) C# ASP.NET Developer
15 10 (2.56%) Dynamics AX Developer
16 9 (2.30%) MI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 86 (21.99%) .NET
2 48 (12.28%) XML
3 45 (11.51%) Web Services
4 42 (10.74%) HTML
5 41 (10.49%) jQuery
6 34 (8.70%) CSS
7 32 (8.18%) ASP.NET
8 22 (5.63%) XSLT
8 22 (5.63%) .NET Framework
9 21 (5.37%) WCF
10 18 (4.60%) ASP.NET MVC
11 17 (4.35%) LAMP
12 15 (3.84%) XSD
12 15 (3.84%) RabbitMQ
12 15 (3.84%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
13 14 (3.58%) Ajax
14 12 (3.07%) HTML5
15 10 (2.56%) LINQ
15 10 (2.56%) REST
16 8 (2.05%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 33 (8.44%) Analytical Skills
2 29 (7.42%) NHS
3 19 (4.86%) Open Source
4 13 (3.32%) Derivative
5 10 (2.56%) Management Information System
6 8 (2.05%) Data Extraction
7 5 (1.28%) Enterprise Software
7 5 (1.28%) Mobile App
8 4 (1.02%) Clustering
8 4 (1.02%) N-Tier
9 3 (0.77%) User Experience
9 3 (0.77%) Computer Science
10 2 (0.51%) Replication
10 2 (0.51%) W3C
10 2 (0.51%) DTV
10 2 (0.51%) Blackberry
10 2 (0.51%) Client/Server
10 2 (0.51%) Statistics
10 2 (0.51%) Life Science
10 2 (0.51%) Informatics
Operating Systems
1 39 (9.97%) Windows
2 32 (8.18%) Linux
3 18 (4.60%) Windows Server 2008
4 12 (3.07%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (1.53%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (1.28%) UNIX
7 4 (1.02%) VMS
7 4 (1.02%) Windows 7
7 4 (1.02%) Android
7 4 (1.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (1.02%) Apple iOS
8 3 (0.77%) Windows XP
9 2 (0.51%) AIX
9 2 (0.51%) HPUX
9 2 (0.51%) Solaris
10 1 (0.26%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (21.23%) Business Intelligence
2 56 (14.32%) Agile Software Development
3 49 (12.53%) OO
4 35 (8.95%) MVC
4 35 (8.95%) Migration
5 29 (7.42%) ETL
6 22 (5.63%) CRM
6 22 (5.63%) Data Migration
7 19 (4.86%) Performance Tuning
8 18 (4.60%) Unit Testing
9 16 (4.09%) Data Analysis
9 16 (4.09%) Web Development
10 15 (3.84%) TDD
10 15 (3.84%) OOD
10 15 (3.84%) E-Commerce
10 15 (3.84%) Analytics
11 14 (3.58%) Service Delivery
11 14 (3.58%) User Acceptance Testing
11 14 (3.58%) Data Cleansing
12 12 (3.07%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 97 (24.81%) T-SQL
2 72 (18.41%) C#
3 54 (13.81%) JavaScript
4 39 (9.97%) PL/SQL
5 33 (8.44%) VBA
6 25 (6.39%) Java
7 23 (5.88%) PHP
8 17 (4.35%) VB
9 11 (2.81%) C++
10 9 (2.30%) XPath
11 8 (2.05%) Python
11 8 (2.05%) VB6
11 8 (2.05%) X++
12 7 (1.79%) Ruby
13 6 (1.53%) VBScript
14 5 (1.28%) Shell Script
15 4 (1.02%) C
16 3 (0.77%) PowerShell
16 3 (0.77%) Objective-C
17 2 (0.51%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 13 (3.32%) Degree
2 10 (2.56%) Microsoft Certification
3 8 (2.05%) MCSE
3 8 (2.05%) Security Cleared
4 5 (1.28%) SC Cleared
4 5 (1.28%) MCITP
4 5 (1.28%) MCTS
4 5 (1.28%) CCNA
4 5 (1.28%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (1.02%) MCP
5 4 (1.02%) MCSA
6 3 (0.77%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 2 (0.51%) CCDA
7 2 (0.51%) CCDP
7 2 (0.51%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 2 (0.51%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.26%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.26%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.26%) CCA
8 1 (0.26%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (4.09%) QA
2 4 (1.02%) SLA
3 3 (0.77%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.26%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.26%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 18 (4.60%) Active Directory
2 11 (2.81%) Hyper-V
3 10 (2.56%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.51%) UAG
5 1 (0.26%) XenApp
5 1 (0.26%) RACF
Systems Management
1 8 (2.05%) SCCM
2 6 (1.53%) SCOM
3 4 (1.02%) NetBackup
4 2 (0.51%) OpenView
4 2 (0.51%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (0.51%) EMC NetWorker
4 2 (0.51%) SAP Afaria
4 2 (0.51%) Puppet
5 1 (0.26%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 91 (23.27%) Oracle
2 81 (20.72%) Microsoft
3 18 (4.60%) Red Hat
3 18 (4.60%) VMware
4 15 (3.84%) SAP
5 14 (3.58%) Citrix
6 12 (3.07%) HP
7 11 (2.81%) Cognos
7 11 (2.81%) Cisco
8 10 (2.56%) Business Objects
9 8 (2.05%) Symantec
10 7 (1.79%) Northgate
11 6 (1.53%) Informatica
11 6 (1.53%) Jaspersoft
12 4 (1.02%) Sophos
12 4 (1.02%) EMC
12 4 (1.02%) IBM
12 4 (1.02%) 3PAR
13 3 (0.77%) Xamarin
13 3 (0.77%) TARGIT
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