The table below looks at the statistics for SQL Server skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SQL Server over the 3 months to 23 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
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 9 9 6
Rank change year-on-year
0 -3
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 317 301 369
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 9.76% 10.93% 11.89%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 42.78% 50.93% 54.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 207 159 211
Average daily rate
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£325 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £236 £209 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £448 £375 £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 17 23
Average hourly rate £24.00 £21.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.60 £11.90 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £76.00 £35.16 £25.73
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £26.50 £22.63
% change year-on-year
-7.54% +17.12%
SQL Server
England

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 North West region.

Database & Business Intelligence Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
741 591 683
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 22.81% 21.45% 22.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 463 309 370
Average daily rate £350 £310 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.90% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £213 £227
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £400 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £330 £338
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 23 31
Average hourly rate £67.00 £23.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+191.30% +31.42%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.75 £30.00 £30.25
% change year-on-year
+9.16% -0.82%

SQL Server
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Database & Business Intelligence category.

SQL Server Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

SQL Server
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

SQL Server Daily Rate Trend in the North West

SQL Server
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SQL Server across the North West region over the 3 months to 23 October 2014.

SQL Server Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

SQL Server
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

SQL Server Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

SQL Server
Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SQL Server across the North West region over the 3 months to 23 October 2014.

SQL Server Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

SQL Server
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 North West region over the 3 months to 23 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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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
Manchester -2 139 £315 +4.91% 192
Cheshire -6 67 £325 +8.33% 69
Lancashire -4 51 £344 +14.58% 22
Merseyside 0 43 £300 -7.69% 29
Cumbria -3 4 £363 - 1
SQL Server
England

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 23 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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.

1 300 (49.50%) SQL
2 272 (44.88%) .NET
3 226 (37.29%) C#
4 185 (30.53%) Microsoft
5 171 (28.22%) SQL Server 2008
6 134 (22.11%) ASP.NET
7 132 (21.78%) T-SQL
8 123 (20.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 120 (19.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 113 (18.65%) Windows
11 107 (17.66%) HTML
12 105 (17.33%) JavaScript
12 105 (17.33%) MVC
13 103 (17.00%) Finance
14 93 (15.35%) CSS
14 93 (15.35%) SharePoint
15 92 (15.18%) Business Intelligence
16 91 (15.02%) Oracle
17 89 (14.69%) Data Warehouse
18 87 (14.36%) MS Excel
18 87 (14.36%) Agile Software Development
19 80 (13.20%) Web Services
20 74 (12.21%) Migration
21 69 (11.39%) IIS
22 68 (11.22%) WCF
23 66 (10.89%) SQL Server 2005
24 63 (10.40%) jQuery
25 61 (10.07%) Visual Studio
26 60 (9.90%) .NET Framework
27 58 (9.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 23 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 93 (15.35%) SharePoint
2 69 (11.39%) IIS
3 37 (6.11%) SharePoint 2010
4 28 (4.62%) Umbraco
5 19 (3.14%) CMS
6 18 (2.97%) MS Exchange
6 18 (2.97%) Exchange Server 2010
7 14 (2.31%) Tomcat
8 12 (1.98%) Apache
8 12 (1.98%) Exchange Server 2003
8 12 (1.98%) WebLogic
8 12 (1.98%) Exchange Server 2007
9 11 (1.82%) BizTalk Server
10 7 (1.16%) WebLogic Integration
10 7 (1.16%) MS Project Server
11 6 (0.99%) WebSphere
11 6 (0.99%) SharePoint 2013
12 4 (0.66%) NServiceBus
12 4 (0.66%) JBoss
13 3 (0.50%) Documentum
Applications
1 87 (14.36%) MS Excel
2 14 (2.31%) MS Office
3 8 (1.32%) MS Project
4 6 (0.99%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (0.99%) InfoPath
5 3 (0.50%) Mingle
6 2 (0.33%) PowerPivot
7 1 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.17%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.17%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 15 (2.48%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (1.65%) Oracle EBS
3 8 (1.32%) Oracle EBS R12
4 7 (1.16%) Oracle Payables
4 7 (1.16%) Oracle Applications
4 7 (1.16%) Oracle 11i
5 6 (0.99%) Oracle General Ledger
6 5 (0.83%) Oracle Receivables
6 5 (0.83%) Oracle Assets
6 5 (0.83%) Dynamics NAV
7 4 (0.66%) Academy Housing
7 4 (0.66%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 2 (0.33%) SAP CRM
8 2 (0.33%) Maximo
8 2 (0.33%) Cognos TM1
8 2 (0.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 1 (0.17%) arcHouse
9 1 (0.17%) Dynamics AX
9 1 (0.17%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 4 (0.66%) Office 365
2 2 (0.33%) SaaS
3 1 (0.17%) GitHub
3 1 (0.17%) SuccessFactors
3 1 (0.17%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.17%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (3.63%) DNS
2 21 (3.47%) TCP/IP
3 13 (2.15%) Firewall
4 12 (1.98%) SAN
5 11 (1.82%) NAS
6 10 (1.65%) Intranet
6 10 (1.65%) FTP
7 9 (1.49%) Internet
8 8 (1.32%) Fibre Channel
9 6 (0.99%) Cisco ASA
9 6 (0.99%) WAN
9 6 (0.99%) LAN
10 5 (0.83%) LDAP
10 5 (0.83%) DHCP
10 5 (0.83%) iSCSI
11 4 (0.66%) OSPF
11 4 (0.66%) EIGRP
12 3 (0.50%) BGP
12 3 (0.50%) Wireless
12 3 (0.50%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 171 (28.22%) SQL Server 2008
2 123 (20.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 120 (19.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 89 (14.69%) Data Warehouse
5 66 (10.89%) SQL Server 2005
6 58 (9.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 48 (7.92%) SQL Server 2012
8 36 (5.94%) Oracle Database
9 22 (3.63%) Relational Database
10 20 (3.30%) MS Access
11 19 (3.14%) SQL Server 2000
12 13 (2.15%) QlikView
13 12 (1.98%) OLAP
13 12 (1.98%) RDBMS
14 10 (1.65%) Oracle Database 10g
15 9 (1.49%) PowerCenter
15 9 (1.49%) DB2
15 9 (1.49%) Microsoft Analysis Services
16 7 (1.16%) BODI
16 7 (1.16%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 61 (10.07%) Visual Studio
2 35 (5.78%) Team Foundation Server
3 19 (3.14%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 16 (2.64%) NUnit
5 15 (2.48%) Toad
6 13 (2.15%) ERwin
7 9 (1.49%) Rational Rose
8 6 (0.99%) Talend Open Studio
8 6 (0.99%) MSTest
9 5 (0.83%) TeamCity
9 5 (0.83%) Git (software)
10 4 (0.66%) JIRA
11 3 (0.50%) Selenium
11 3 (0.50%) Oracle Forms
12 2 (0.33%) LoadRunner
12 2 (0.33%) JMeter
12 2 (0.33%) Subversion
12 2 (0.33%) Maven
12 2 (0.33%) Jenkins
13 1 (0.17%) YouTrack
General
1 103 (17.00%) Finance
2 25 (4.13%) Banking
3 22 (3.63%) Retail
4 12 (1.98%) Marketing
5 10 (1.65%) Back Office
6 8 (1.32%) Manufacturing
7 7 (1.16%) Telecoms
8 5 (0.83%) General Ledger
9 4 (0.66%) Legal
10 3 (0.50%) Pharmaceutical
10 3 (0.50%) Local Government
11 2 (0.33%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.33%) Electronics
11 2 (0.33%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.17%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.17%) Advertising
12 1 (0.17%) Games
Job Titles
1 345 (56.93%) Developer
2 115 (18.98%) .NET Developer
3 80 (13.20%) Analyst
4 68 (11.22%) C# Developer
5 56 (9.24%) SQL Developer
6 43 (7.10%) C# .NET Developer
7 35 (5.78%) DBA
8 33 (5.45%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 30 (4.95%) SQL DBA
10 26 (4.29%) Data Analyst
11 25 (4.13%) ASP.NET Developer
12 23 (3.80%) Software Developer
13 22 (3.63%) Consultant
14 20 (3.30%) Architect
15 18 (2.97%) Administrator
15 18 (2.97%) C# ASP.NET Developer
16 17 (2.81%) Web Developer
16 17 (2.81%) Senior Developer
17 12 (1.98%) Business Analyst
17 12 (1.98%) SharePoint Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 272 (44.88%) .NET
2 134 (22.11%) ASP.NET
3 107 (17.66%) HTML
4 93 (15.35%) CSS
5 80 (13.20%) Web Services
6 68 (11.22%) WCF
7 63 (10.40%) jQuery
8 60 (9.90%) .NET Framework
9 54 (8.91%) XML
10 48 (7.92%) ASP.NET MVC
11 39 (6.44%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 36 (5.94%) HTML5
13 34 (5.61%) WPF
14 31 (5.12%) Ajax
15 27 (4.46%) LINQ
16 25 (4.13%) WinForms
17 23 (3.80%) XSLT
18 18 (2.97%) CSS3
19 15 (2.48%) ASP.NET Web Forms
20 14 (2.31%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 53 (8.75%) Analytical Skills
2 48 (7.92%) NHS
3 26 (4.29%) Clustering
4 18 (2.97%) Replication
5 17 (2.81%) N-Tier
6 15 (2.48%) Management Information System
6 15 (2.48%) Data Extraction
7 8 (1.32%) Enterprise Software
8 6 (0.99%) Data Integration
8 6 (0.99%) Mainframe
8 6 (0.99%) PKI
9 5 (0.83%) Open Source
9 5 (0.83%) Celerra
9 5 (0.83%) Data Structures
10 4 (0.66%) Visualisation
10 4 (0.66%) Computer Science
10 4 (0.66%) Life Science
11 3 (0.50%) GIS
12 2 (0.33%) PMI
12 2 (0.33%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 113 (18.65%) Windows
2 54 (8.91%) Windows Server 2008
3 39 (6.44%) Windows Server 2003
4 27 (4.46%) Windows Server 2012
5 26 (4.29%) UNIX
6 21 (3.47%) Linux
7 11 (1.82%) HPUX
8 10 (1.65%) Solaris
9 7 (1.16%) SUSE
10 6 (0.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 6 (0.99%) Windows 7
11 2 (0.33%) Apple iOS
11 2 (0.33%) AIX
12 1 (0.17%) Windows Mobile
12 1 (0.17%) Android
12 1 (0.17%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 105 (17.33%) MVC
2 92 (15.18%) Business Intelligence
3 87 (14.36%) Agile Software Development
4 74 (12.21%) Migration
5 52 (8.58%) ETL
6 45 (7.43%) OO
7 41 (6.77%) Data Modelling
8 39 (6.44%) TDD
8 39 (6.44%) Data Migration
9 37 (6.11%) Performance Tuning
10 32 (5.28%) Scrum
11 28 (4.62%) Data Analysis
12 27 (4.46%) Mentoring
13 25 (4.13%) Data Cleansing
13 25 (4.13%) Web Development
14 24 (3.96%) Business Analysis
15 23 (3.80%) Software Engineering
16 22 (3.63%) CRM
17 20 (3.30%) OOD
17 20 (3.30%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 300 (49.50%) SQL
2 226 (37.29%) C#
3 132 (21.78%) T-SQL
4 105 (17.33%) JavaScript
5 51 (8.42%) VB
6 34 (5.61%) PL/SQL
7 19 (3.14%) PowerShell
8 17 (2.81%) VB6
8 17 (2.81%) VBA
9 16 (2.64%) Java
10 15 (2.48%) VB.NET
11 14 (2.31%) VBScript
12 12 (1.98%) C++
13 11 (1.82%) Shell Script
14 8 (1.32%) FoxPro (VFP)
15 6 (0.99%) XAML
15 6 (0.99%) PHP
16 5 (0.83%) C
16 5 (0.83%) XPath
17 3 (0.50%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 31 (5.12%) Degree
2 27 (4.46%) Microsoft Certification
3 23 (3.80%) MCSE
4 17 (2.81%) Security Cleared
5 15 (2.48%) MCITP
6 14 (2.31%) MCTS
7 13 (2.15%) SC Cleared
8 7 (1.16%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 7 (1.16%) ISTQB
8 7 (1.16%) ISEB Practitioner
8 7 (1.16%) ITIL Certification
8 7 (1.16%) ISEB
9 6 (0.99%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 5 (0.83%) MCP
11 3 (0.50%) DV Cleared
12 2 (0.33%) CCA
12 2 (0.33%) PMP
12 2 (0.33%) PMI Certification
13 1 (0.17%) Cisco Certification
13 1 (0.17%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (2.31%) QA
2 9 (1.49%) HL7
3 3 (0.50%) SLA
4 2 (0.33%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.33%) Basel III
5 1 (0.17%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.17%) COBIT
System Software
1 53 (8.75%) Active Directory
2 22 (3.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (1.82%) VMware ESX
4 8 (1.32%) Terminal Services
5 7 (1.16%) Hyper-V
6 5 (0.83%) EMC RecoverPoint
7 4 (0.66%) XenServer
8 2 (0.33%) vSphere
8 2 (0.33%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.17%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 12 (1.98%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (0.99%) SCCM
3 4 (0.66%) SCOM
4 3 (0.50%) Cisco Prime
5 2 (0.33%) Tivoli
5 2 (0.33%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.17%) Unicenter
6 1 (0.17%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 185 (30.53%) Microsoft
2 91 (15.02%) Oracle
3 30 (4.95%) VMware
4 19 (3.14%) HP
5 15 (2.48%) Cisco
6 13 (2.15%) Business Objects
7 12 (1.98%) SAP
8 11 (1.82%) Sybase
8 11 (1.82%) Citrix
8 11 (1.82%) TIBCO
9 10 (1.65%) Cyber-Ark
10 9 (1.49%) CA
10 9 (1.49%) Informatica
10 9 (1.49%) Red Hat
10 9 (1.49%) Cognos
11 8 (1.32%) IBM
11 8 (1.32%) Sage
12 7 (1.16%) Teradata
12 7 (1.16%) Northgate
12 7 (1.16%) EMC
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