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 1 September 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
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Structured Query Language (SQL)
Rank 8 4 5
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +1
Contract jobs citing SQL 167 175 200
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 12.65% 14.46% 13.90%
As % of the Programming Languages category 35.08% 40.60% 31.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 122 105 113
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£313 £325 £277
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.84% +17.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £247 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £433 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 3 17
Average hourly rate £18.00 £22.50 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +4.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £20.10 £12.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.10 £22.50 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.75 £26.50 £27.00
% change year-on-year
+8.49% -1.85%
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
476 431 634
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 36.06% 35.62% 44.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 308 259 301
Average daily rate £325 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £426 £425 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 10 37
Average hourly rate £18.00 £23.75 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.21% -13.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £19.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £35.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%

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 1 September 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 1 September 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 1 September 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 +3 14 £298 -20.66% 12
Salford +2 9 £325 +8.33% 2
Bolton +3 3 £225 -21.73% 3
Altrincham 0 2 £300 - 11
Wigan +1 1 £275 - 8
Bury - 1 £325 - 4
Cheadle - 1 - - 4
Oldham - - - -
Rochdale - - - -
SQL
North West

SQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 1 September 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.

1 143 (41.94%) SQL Server
2 86 (25.22%) Oracle
3 84 (24.63%) Finance
4 79 (23.17%) T-SQL
5 78 (22.87%) .NET
6 71 (20.82%) C#
7 65 (19.06%) Microsoft
8 63 (18.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 59 (17.30%) SQL Server 2008
10 57 (16.72%) JavaScript
11 55 (16.13%) Business Intelligence
12 54 (15.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 46 (13.49%) Migration
14 43 (12.61%) HTML
15 42 (12.32%) Oracle Database
16 40 (11.73%) MS Excel
17 39 (11.44%) CSS
17 39 (11.44%) OO
17 39 (11.44%) jQuery
18 37 (10.85%) Web Services
19 35 (10.26%) XML
20 34 (9.97%) ASP.NET
21 33 (9.68%) Windows
22 32 (9.38%) PL/SQL
23 30 (8.80%) VBA
23 30 (8.80%) Data Warehouse
23 30 (8.80%) ETL
24 29 (8.50%) MVC
25 25 (7.33%) Data Migration
26 24 (7.04%) Java

SQL
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 12 (3.52%) MS Exchange
2 11 (3.23%) SharePoint
3 9 (2.64%) Exchange Server 2010
4 7 (2.05%) CMS
5 6 (1.76%) SharePoint 2010
6 5 (1.47%) SAS
7 4 (1.17%) BizTalk Server
7 4 (1.17%) WebLogic
7 4 (1.17%) IIS
7 4 (1.17%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 3 (0.88%) Sitecore CMS
8 3 (0.88%) Lotus Domino
9 2 (0.59%) Tomcat
9 2 (0.59%) Lync
9 2 (0.59%) Umbraco
9 2 (0.59%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.29%) Drupal
10 1 (0.29%) IBM HTTP Server
10 1 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2003
10 1 (0.29%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 40 (11.73%) MS Excel
2 5 (1.47%) MS Office
3 3 (0.88%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.59%) InfoPath
4 2 (0.59%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 13 (3.81%) Oracle Applications
2 12 (3.52%) Oracle EBS R12
3 11 (3.23%) Dynamics CRM
4 10 (2.93%) Oracle EBS
4 10 (2.93%) Oracle Payables
5 9 (2.64%) Oracle 11i
6 8 (2.35%) Dynamics AX
6 8 (2.35%) Oracle General Ledger
7 7 (2.05%) CSG Singleview
7 7 (2.05%) Oracle Receivables
7 7 (2.05%) Oracle Assets
8 6 (1.76%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 5 (1.47%) Maximo
10 3 (0.88%) SAP PM
10 3 (0.88%) Dynamics NAV
11 2 (0.59%) Agresso
12 1 (0.29%) Oracle Payroll
12 1 (0.29%) Oracle CRM
12 1 (0.29%) Oracle SCM
12 1 (0.29%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.59%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.29%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.29%) PaaS
2 1 (0.29%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (4.11%) SAN
2 9 (2.64%) LAN
3 7 (2.05%) WAN
4 5 (1.47%) TCP/IP
4 5 (1.47%) NAS
5 4 (1.17%) Firewall
5 4 (1.17%) Wireless
5 4 (1.17%) IPsec
5 4 (1.17%) DNS
5 4 (1.17%) DHCP
5 4 (1.17%) HTTP
6 3 (0.88%) VPN
7 2 (0.59%) SSL
8 1 (0.29%) VoIP
8 1 (0.29%) Intranet
8 1 (0.29%) NetScaler
8 1 (0.29%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 143 (41.94%) SQL Server
2 63 (18.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 59 (17.30%) SQL Server 2008
4 54 (15.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 42 (12.32%) Oracle Database
6 30 (8.80%) Data Warehouse
7 23 (6.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 18 (5.28%) SQL Server 2012
9 16 (4.69%) Oracle Database 11g
10 15 (4.40%) MS Access
11 12 (3.52%) Oracle Database 10g
11 12 (3.52%) Relational Database
12 11 (3.23%) SQL Server 2000
12 11 (3.23%) MySQL
13 8 (2.35%) SQL Server 2005
14 6 (1.76%) Oracle Reports
15 5 (1.47%) Crystal Reports
15 5 (1.47%) Oracle Discoverer
15 5 (1.47%) QlikView
15 5 (1.47%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 11 (3.23%) Toad
2 9 (2.64%) Git (software)
2 9 (2.64%) Subversion
3 6 (1.76%) Eclipse
4 5 (1.47%) Visual Studio
5 4 (1.17%) MorphX
5 4 (1.17%) Oracle APEX
5 4 (1.17%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 3 (0.88%) Selenium
6 3 (0.88%) Mockito
6 3 (0.88%) JIRA
6 3 (0.88%) JUnit
7 2 (0.59%) ReSharper
7 2 (0.59%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (0.59%) ERwin
7 2 (0.59%) NUnit
7 2 (0.59%) Moq
7 2 (0.59%) SpecFlow
8 1 (0.29%) Jenkins
8 1 (0.29%) TeamCity
General
1 84 (24.63%) Finance
2 9 (2.64%) Advertising
2 9 (2.64%) Retail
2 9 (2.64%) Marketing
3 8 (2.35%) Banking
4 7 (2.05%) General Ledger
5 6 (1.76%) Billing
6 5 (1.47%) Telecoms
7 3 (0.88%) Electronics
7 3 (0.88%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.59%) Legal
8 2 (0.59%) Back Office
9 1 (0.29%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.29%) Law
Job Titles
1 187 (54.84%) Developer
2 78 (22.87%) Analyst
3 33 (9.68%) .NET Developer
4 28 (8.21%) SQL Developer
5 26 (7.62%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 22 (6.45%) C# Developer
7 20 (5.87%) DBA
8 18 (5.28%) Consultant
8 18 (5.28%) Data Analyst
8 18 (5.28%) SQL DBA
9 17 (4.99%) Architect
10 14 (4.11%) MI Developer
10 14 (4.11%) C# .NET Developer
11 13 (3.81%) Test Analyst
12 12 (3.52%) Business Analyst
12 12 (3.52%) MI Analyst
13 10 (2.93%) PHP Developer
13 10 (2.93%) ASP.NET Developer
14 9 (2.64%) SQL Server DBA
14 9 (2.64%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 78 (22.87%) .NET
2 43 (12.61%) HTML
3 39 (11.44%) CSS
3 39 (11.44%) jQuery
4 37 (10.85%) Web Services
5 35 (10.26%) XML
6 34 (9.97%) ASP.NET
7 23 (6.74%) WCF
8 18 (5.28%) HTML5
9 16 (4.69%) XSD
10 15 (4.40%) SOAP
11 13 (3.81%) ASP.NET MVC
12 12 (3.52%) WPF
12 12 (3.52%) XSLT
13 11 (3.23%) Ajax
14 10 (2.93%) .NET Framework
15 8 (2.35%) JSON
16 7 (2.05%) XHTML
16 7 (2.05%) LAMP
16 7 (2.05%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 15 (4.40%) NHS
2 12 (3.52%) Management Information System
2 12 (3.52%) Data Extraction
3 8 (2.35%) Clustering
4 7 (2.05%) Replication
4 7 (2.05%) Open Source
5 6 (1.76%) Enterprise Software
5 6 (1.76%) Derivative
6 5 (1.47%) Statistics
7 3 (0.88%) Mathematics
7 3 (0.88%) RIA
7 3 (0.88%) DTV
8 2 (0.59%) GIS
8 2 (0.59%) Blackberry
8 2 (0.59%) PMI
9 1 (0.29%) EPoS
9 1 (0.29%) Data Conversion
9 1 (0.29%) Tandem
9 1 (0.29%) Credit Risk
9 1 (0.29%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 33 (9.68%) Windows
2 14 (4.11%) Linux
3 12 (3.52%) UNIX
4 10 (2.93%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (2.05%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (1.47%) Fedora
7 3 (0.88%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (0.88%) AIX
8 2 (0.59%) Solaris
8 2 (0.59%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.29%) zOS
9 1 (0.29%) Windows 2000
9 1 (0.29%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.29%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (16.13%) Business Intelligence
2 46 (13.49%) Migration
3 39 (11.44%) OO
4 30 (8.80%) ETL
5 29 (8.50%) MVC
6 25 (7.33%) Data Migration
7 19 (5.57%) CRM
8 18 (5.28%) OOD
9 17 (4.99%) Data Cleansing
10 16 (4.69%) Data Analysis
10 16 (4.69%) Performance Tuning
11 12 (3.52%) TDD
12 11 (3.23%) Scrum
12 11 (3.23%) Unit Testing
13 10 (2.93%) Asset Management
13 10 (2.93%) Performance Analysis
13 10 (2.93%) Database Tuning
14 9 (2.64%) OOP
14 9 (2.64%) Data Mapping
15 8 (2.35%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 79 (23.17%) T-SQL
2 71 (20.82%) C#
3 57 (16.72%) JavaScript
4 32 (9.38%) PL/SQL
5 30 (8.80%) VBA
6 24 (7.04%) Java
7 16 (4.69%) PHP
8 14 (4.11%) VB
9 10 (2.93%) VB6
10 9 (2.64%) C++
11 6 (1.76%) X++
11 6 (1.76%) Python
12 5 (1.47%) VB.NET
13 4 (1.17%) Ruby
13 4 (1.17%) C
14 3 (0.88%) VBScript
14 3 (0.88%) Groovy
14 3 (0.88%) Scala
14 3 (0.88%) Apex Code
15 2 (0.59%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 11 (3.23%) Degree
2 5 (1.47%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (1.47%) MCP
3 4 (1.17%) MCSE
3 4 (1.17%) MCSA
3 4 (1.17%) MCTS
3 4 (1.17%) MCITP
4 3 (0.88%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 3 (0.88%) ISEB
4 3 (0.88%) CCA
4 3 (0.88%) Security Cleared
5 2 (0.59%) SC Cleared
5 2 (0.59%) PMI Certification
5 2 (0.59%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.29%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (0.29%) IBM Certification
6 1 (0.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (0.29%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (0.29%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.29%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.17%) QA
2 3 (0.88%) SLA
3 2 (0.59%) Basel III
4 1 (0.29%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.29%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 12 (3.52%) Active Directory
1 12 (3.52%) Hyper-V
2 7 (2.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.88%) Forefront TMG
4 1 (0.29%) XenApp
4 1 (0.29%) RACF
Systems Management
1 11 (3.23%) SCCM
2 9 (2.64%) SCOM
3 5 (1.47%) Backup Exec
4 4 (1.17%) SCSM
5 3 (0.88%) Tivoli
6 2 (0.59%) EMC NetWorker
6 2 (0.59%) OpenView
6 2 (0.59%) Puppet
6 2 (0.59%) SAP Afaria
7 1 (0.29%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.29%) Tivoli Monitoring
7 1 (0.29%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 1 (0.29%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 86 (25.22%) Oracle
2 65 (19.06%) Microsoft
3 13 (3.81%) VMware
4 12 (3.52%) Citrix
5 11 (3.23%) Cisco
6 9 (2.64%) SAP
7 8 (2.35%) HP
7 8 (2.35%) Sage
8 6 (1.76%) Red Hat
9 5 (1.47%) Informatica
9 5 (1.47%) Symantec
9 5 (1.47%) Avaya
9 5 (1.47%) 3PAR
10 4 (1.17%) Sitecore
10 4 (1.17%) Salesforce.com
10 4 (1.17%) JBoss
10 4 (1.17%) IBM
10 4 (1.17%) Business Objects
10 4 (1.17%) Sophos
11 3 (0.88%) FatWire
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