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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Structured Query Language (SQL)
Rank 5 4 4
Rank change year-on-year
-1 0
Contract jobs citing SQL 262 218 180
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 14.26% 15.59% 15.86%
As % of the Programming Languages category 35.41% 41.60% 41.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 144 143 116
Average daily rate £400 £350 £328
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +6.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £238 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 6 3
Average hourly rate £23.75 £24.50 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.06% -25.75%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £28.60 £27.20
% change year-on-year
-14.32% +5.12%
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
740 524 438
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 40.28% 37.48% 38.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 450 364 283
Average daily rate £353 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.71% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £272 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £355 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +9.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 9 6
Average hourly rate £29.00 £30.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% -6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.80 £19.00 £14.83
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £42.50 £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £35.50 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+12.67% +4.41%

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 5 February 2016.

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 5 February 2016.

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 5 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 - 12 £425 - 1
Bolton 0 10 £325 +85.71% 4
Stockport -5 5 £344 +9.12% 13
Bury +6 2 - - 3
Wigan - 1 - - 6
SQL
North West

SQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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.

1 165 (31.98%) SQL Server
2 121 (23.45%) Oracle
3 115 (22.29%) Agile Software Development
4 105 (20.35%) .NET
5 95 (18.41%) Finance
6 87 (16.86%) Java
7 81 (15.70%) T-SQL
8 79 (15.31%) JavaScript
9 78 (15.12%) Microsoft
10 74 (14.34%) C#
10 74 (14.34%) Windows
11 71 (13.76%) Migration
12 68 (13.18%) TDD
13 64 (12.40%) Web Services
14 63 (12.21%) Scrum
15 62 (12.02%) Data Warehouse
16 61 (11.82%) XML
17 57 (11.05%) HTML
18 56 (10.85%) ASP.NET
18 56 (10.85%) CSS
19 55 (10.66%) Business Intelligence
20 53 (10.27%) Linux
21 51 (9.88%) REST
22 49 (9.50%) ETL
23 47 (9.11%) MVC
23 47 (9.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
24 46 (8.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
25 43 (8.33%) Amazon AWS
26 42 (8.14%) Retail
27 40 (7.75%) High Availability

SQL
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 16 (3.10%) SAS
2 12 (2.33%) IIS
3 10 (1.94%) SharePoint
4 8 (1.55%) Oracle Workflow
5 6 (1.16%) CloudStack
5 6 (1.16%) OpenStack
5 6 (1.16%) WebSphere
6 5 (0.97%) Apache
6 5 (0.97%) LiveLink
6 5 (0.97%) SharePoint 2010
6 5 (0.97%) Tomcat
7 4 (0.78%) CMS
7 4 (0.78%) WebLogic
8 3 (0.58%) BizTalk Server
8 3 (0.58%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (0.39%) Apache Solr
9 2 (0.39%) Elasticsearch
9 2 (0.39%) EPiServer CMS
10 1 (0.19%) Apache Spark
10 1 (0.19%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 34 (6.59%) MS Excel
2 10 (1.94%) MS Office
3 3 (0.58%) MS Project
4 2 (0.39%) Mingle
4 2 (0.39%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.39%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.39%) PowerPivot
5 1 (0.19%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 19 (3.68%) Oracle EBS R12
2 16 (3.10%) Dynamics AX
3 10 (1.94%) Oracle Applications
4 8 (1.55%) Oracle EBS
5 5 (0.97%) BASE24
5 5 (0.97%) Unica
5 5 (0.97%) Unit4 Business World
6 4 (0.78%) Dynamics CRM
7 3 (0.58%) Oracle 11i
8 2 (0.39%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 2 (0.39%) SAP BPC
8 2 (0.39%) SAP HR
8 2 (0.39%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 1 (0.19%) Dynamics GP
9 1 (0.19%) Dynamics NAV
9 1 (0.19%) HFM
9 1 (0.19%) Magento
9 1 (0.19%) Oracle General Ledger
9 1 (0.19%) PeopleSoft HRMS
Cloud Services
1 43 (8.33%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (1.94%) SaaS
3 5 (0.97%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (0.58%) Google Analytics
4 3 (0.58%) Google Tag Manager
5 2 (0.39%) Office 365
5 2 (0.39%) PaaS
6 1 (0.19%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.19%) Amazon ElastiCache
6 1 (0.19%) Amazon ELB
6 1 (0.19%) Amazon Kinesis
6 1 (0.19%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.19%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (0.19%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 36 (6.98%) HTTP
2 14 (2.71%) Intranet
3 11 (2.13%) DNS
4 5 (0.97%) ATM
4 5 (0.97%) DHCP
4 5 (0.97%) TCP/IP
5 4 (0.78%) Internet
5 4 (0.78%) LAN
5 4 (0.78%) NetScaler
5 4 (0.78%) SMTP
6 3 (0.58%) Firewall
6 3 (0.58%) Network Security
6 3 (0.58%) Reverse Proxy
6 3 (0.58%) SAN
6 3 (0.58%) SSL
7 2 (0.39%) HTTPS
7 2 (0.39%) VLAN
7 2 (0.39%) VoIP
8 1 (0.19%) WAN
8 1 (0.19%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 165 (31.98%) SQL Server
2 62 (12.02%) Data Warehouse
3 47 (9.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 46 (8.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 40 (7.75%) NoSQL
6 39 (7.56%) Oracle Database
7 33 (6.40%) SQL Server 2008
8 29 (5.62%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 26 (5.04%) SQL Server 2012
10 24 (4.65%) Oracle ODI
11 19 (3.68%) MySQL
12 14 (2.71%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
12 14 (2.71%) SQL Server 2014
13 13 (2.52%) Oracle Database 11g
14 11 (2.13%) BusinessObjects
14 11 (2.13%) MongoDB
14 11 (2.13%) Oracle Database 10g
15 10 (1.94%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
15 10 (1.94%) Oracle BI EE
15 10 (1.94%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 35 (6.78%) Visual Studio
2 30 (5.81%) Team Foundation Server
3 29 (5.62%) Git (software)
4 16 (3.10%) HP UFT
5 15 (2.91%) Selenium
5 15 (2.91%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 12 (2.33%) Toad
7 10 (1.94%) JUnit
8 9 (1.74%) JIRA
8 9 (1.74%) NUnit
8 9 (1.74%) Subversion
8 9 (1.74%) WiX
9 7 (1.36%) Maven
9 7 (1.36%) MSTest
9 7 (1.36%) Oracle Forms
10 6 (1.16%) Jenkins
10 6 (1.16%) MSI
11 5 (0.97%) Grunt
12 4 (0.78%) Gradle
12 4 (0.78%) Moq
General
1 95 (18.41%) Finance
2 42 (8.14%) Retail
3 20 (3.88%) Banking
4 8 (1.55%) Legal
4 8 (1.55%) Marketing
5 7 (1.36%) Games
6 6 (1.16%) Advertising
7 5 (0.97%) Investment Banking
7 5 (0.97%) Manufacturing
7 5 (0.97%) Telecoms
8 2 (0.39%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.19%) Electronics
9 1 (0.19%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.19%) French Language
9 1 (0.19%) General Ledger
9 1 (0.19%) Local Government
9 1 (0.19%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 221 (42.83%) Developer
2 141 (27.33%) Analyst
3 58 (11.24%) SQL Developer
4 55 (10.66%) Test Analyst
5 41 (7.95%) DBA
6 37 (7.17%) .NET Developer
7 33 (6.40%) Java Developer
8 32 (6.20%) Consultant
9 30 (5.81%) Data Analyst
10 28 (5.43%) SQL Analyst
11 24 (4.65%) Software Developer
12 21 (4.07%) C# Developer
12 21 (4.07%) SQL DBA
12 21 (4.07%) Support Analyst
13 16 (3.10%) Architect
14 15 (2.91%) Scala Developer
15 14 (2.71%) Business Intelligence Developer
15 14 (2.71%) Teradata DBA
16 13 (2.52%) Software Engineer
16 13 (2.52%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 105 (20.35%) .NET
2 64 (12.40%) Web Services
3 61 (11.82%) XML
4 57 (11.05%) HTML
5 56 (10.85%) ASP.NET
5 56 (10.85%) CSS
6 51 (9.88%) REST
7 35 (6.78%) JSON
7 35 (6.78%) RESTful
8 23 (4.46%) jQuery
9 22 (4.26%) XSLT
10 21 (4.07%) .NET Framework
11 17 (3.29%) WCF
12 14 (2.71%) HTML5
13 13 (2.52%) ASP.NET MVC
14 12 (2.33%) J2EE
14 12 (2.33%) Spring
15 11 (2.13%) AngularJS
15 11 (2.13%) Classic ASP
15 11 (2.13%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 25 (4.84%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (3.68%) NHS
3 14 (2.71%) Replication
4 11 (2.13%) Data Extraction
5 10 (1.94%) Data Centre
6 9 (1.74%) Enterprise Software
7 8 (1.55%) Clustering
7 8 (1.55%) Computer Science
7 8 (1.55%) Data Structures
8 6 (1.16%) Mainframe
9 5 (0.97%) Credit Risk
9 5 (0.97%) EMV
9 5 (0.97%) IBM Mainframe
9 5 (0.97%) Social Media
9 5 (0.97%) Tandem
9 5 (0.97%) Visualisation
10 4 (0.78%) Enterprise Cloud
10 4 (0.78%) Management Information System
10 4 (0.78%) N-Tier
10 4 (0.78%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 74 (14.34%) Windows
2 53 (10.27%) Linux
3 30 (5.81%) Unix
4 25 (4.84%) Windows Server
5 20 (3.88%) Windows Server 2012
6 10 (1.94%) Windows 7
7 7 (1.36%) Windows Server 2003
8 6 (1.16%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (0.78%) AIX
10 3 (0.58%) Mac OS X
10 3 (0.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.19%) Android
11 1 (0.19%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.19%) CentOS
11 1 (0.19%) HPUX
11 1 (0.19%) Solaris
11 1 (0.19%) Windows Vista
11 1 (0.19%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.19%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 115 (22.29%) Agile Software Development
2 71 (13.76%) Migration
3 68 (13.18%) TDD
4 63 (12.21%) Scrum
5 55 (10.66%) Business Intelligence
6 49 (9.50%) ETL
7 47 (9.11%) MVC
8 40 (7.75%) High Availability
9 32 (6.20%) Performance Tuning
10 30 (5.81%) Software Testing
11 29 (5.62%) Stakeholder Management
12 28 (5.43%) Data Migration
12 28 (5.43%) Software Engineering
12 28 (5.43%) Test Scripting
13 27 (5.23%) BDD
13 27 (5.23%) Continuous Integration
14 24 (4.65%) Performance Testing
15 23 (4.46%) Analytics
15 23 (4.46%) User Acceptance Testing
16 20 (3.88%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 87 (16.86%) Java
2 81 (15.70%) T-SQL
3 79 (15.31%) JavaScript
4 74 (14.34%) C#
5 35 (6.78%) Scala
6 30 (5.81%) PL/SQL
7 23 (4.46%) Python
8 19 (3.68%) C++
9 16 (3.10%) PHP
10 15 (2.91%) PowerShell
11 14 (2.71%) VB.NET
12 13 (2.52%) VBScript
13 10 (1.94%) Ruby
13 10 (1.94%) VB
14 8 (1.55%) XPath
15 7 (1.36%) Bash Shell
16 6 (1.16%) ABAP
16 6 (1.16%) COBOL
16 6 (1.16%) Shell Script
17 4 (0.78%) VBA
Qualifications
1 16 (3.10%) Security Cleared
2 14 (2.71%) SC Cleared
3 13 (2.52%) Degree
4 12 (2.33%) ISEB
5 9 (1.74%) ISTQB
6 6 (1.16%) DBS Check
7 5 (0.97%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 3 (0.58%) CISSP
8 3 (0.58%) HND
9 2 (0.39%) BC Cleared
9 2 (0.39%) CTC Cleared
9 2 (0.39%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (0.39%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (0.19%) BPSS Clearance
10 1 (0.19%) CCA
10 1 (0.19%) CCNA
10 1 (0.19%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.19%) Citrix Certification
10 1 (0.19%) MCP
10 1 (0.19%) NCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (7.56%) QA
2 9 (1.74%) Data Quality
3 7 (1.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (0.78%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.39%) HL7
6 1 (0.19%) BS7666
6 1 (0.19%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.19%) IAS 39
6 1 (0.19%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.19%) TickIT
System Software
1 21 (4.07%) Active Directory
2 7 (1.36%) vSphere
3 6 (1.16%) Oracle RAC
3 6 (1.16%) Xen
3 6 (1.16%) XenServer
4 5 (0.97%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (0.39%) Docker
5 2 (0.39%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 2 (0.39%) UAG
6 1 (0.19%) Apache Flume
6 1 (0.19%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.19%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.19%) XenApp
6 1 (0.19%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 31 (6.01%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (1.36%) Opscode Chef
2 7 (1.36%) Puppet
3 6 (1.16%) Cobbler
3 6 (1.16%) Tivoli
4 4 (0.78%) Data Guard
4 4 (0.78%) NetBackup
4 4 (0.78%) Oracle RMAN
5 3 (0.58%) SCOM
6 1 (0.19%) Ansible
6 1 (0.19%) OMEGAMON
6 1 (0.19%) Packer
6 1 (0.19%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.19%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 121 (23.45%) Oracle
2 78 (15.12%) Microsoft
3 24 (4.65%) Citrix
4 19 (3.68%) SAP
5 18 (3.49%) Teradata
6 16 (3.10%) HP
6 16 (3.10%) VMware
7 11 (2.13%) IBM
8 9 (1.74%) Informatica
9 7 (1.36%) EPiServer
9 7 (1.36%) Telerik
10 6 (1.16%) Cisco
10 6 (1.16%) EnterpriseDB
10 6 (1.16%) Tableau
11 4 (0.78%) Cognos
11 4 (0.78%) Google
11 4 (0.78%) OpenText
11 4 (0.78%) Siebel
12 3 (0.58%) LANDesk
12 3 (0.58%) Red Hat
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