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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SQL Server over the 3 months to 9 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 11 17 10
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -7
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 311 304 310
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 9.89% 7.36% 9.51%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 38.25% 36.32% 42.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 234 210 207
Median daily rate £350 £325 £301
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +8.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £205 £206
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £450 £430
UK excluding London median daily rate £351 £350 £337
% change year-on-year
+0.35% +4.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 8 9
Median hourly rate £24.25 £43.74 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.55% +50.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.68 £17.50 £20.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £52.47 £70.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.75 £22.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -6.25%
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
813 837 728
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 25.86% 20.26% 22.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 582 521 467
Median daily rate £375 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £564 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £387 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.35% +6.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 19 17
Median hourly rate £39.50 £37.50 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.33% +4.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.15 £15.90 £17.01
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £52.47 £67.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £25.00 £33.50
% change year-on-year
+52.00% -25.37%

SQL Server
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West region citing SQL Server as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 9 December 2016.

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 9 December 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server within the North West region over the 3 months to 9 December 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -1 142 £338 -3.57% 104
Cheshire +19 61 £363 -3.33% 35
Merseyside +19 58 £375 +13.20% 22
Lancashire -16 31 £313 +48.80% 23
Cumbria +10 1 - - 1
SQL Server
England

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 9 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region with a requirement for SQL Server.

1 326 (51.18%) SQL
2 262 (41.13%) .NET
3 232 (36.42%) C#
4 192 (30.14%) Microsoft
5 158 (24.80%) ASP.NET
5 158 (24.80%) Windows
6 151 (23.70%) Agile Software Development
7 150 (23.55%) MVC
8 140 (21.98%) JavaScript
9 136 (21.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 119 (18.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 119 (18.68%) Business Intelligence
11 113 (17.74%) HTML
11 113 (17.74%) Oracle
12 107 (16.80%) T-SQL
13 94 (14.76%) SQL Server 2008
14 93 (14.60%) CSS
14 93 (14.60%) ETL
15 87 (13.66%) jQuery
16 80 (12.56%) Finance
17 78 (12.24%) MS Excel
18 72 (11.30%) XML
19 71 (11.15%) ASP.NET MVC
19 71 (11.15%) SQL Server 2012
20 70 (10.99%) Linux
21 69 (10.83%) .NET Framework
22 67 (10.52%) Windows Server
23 66 (10.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
24 65 (10.20%) Data Warehouse
25 64 (10.05%) Web Services

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 49 (7.69%) SharePoint
2 25 (3.92%) IIS
3 23 (3.61%) CMS
4 21 (3.30%) WebSphere
5 20 (3.14%) MS Exchange
6 11 (1.73%) SAS
6 11 (1.73%) Umbraco
7 9 (1.41%) BizTalk Server
7 9 (1.41%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 9 (1.41%) SharePoint 2013
7 9 (1.41%) Sitecore CMS
7 9 (1.41%) Skype for Business
8 8 (1.26%) CICS
8 8 (1.26%) JBoss
8 8 (1.26%) SharePoint 2010
9 7 (1.10%) Apache
9 7 (1.10%) GlassFish
9 7 (1.10%) Sitefinity
9 7 (1.10%) WebLogic
9 7 (1.10%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 78 (12.24%) MS Excel
2 15 (2.35%) MS Office
3 7 (1.10%) InfoPath
4 5 (0.78%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (0.78%) MS Project
5 1 (0.16%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 11 (1.73%) Dynamics AX
1 11 (1.73%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.78%) Dynamics NAV
3 3 (0.47%) SAP BPC
4 2 (0.31%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.16%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 1 (0.16%) Orchard Housing
5 1 (0.16%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 23 (3.61%) Microsoft Azure
2 16 (2.51%) Office 365
3 15 (2.35%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (1.26%) Google Analytics
5 6 (0.94%) Amazon S3
6 3 (0.47%) Amazon EC2
6 3 (0.47%) Amazon ElastiCache
6 3 (0.47%) Amazon ELB
6 3 (0.47%) AWS CloudFormation
6 3 (0.47%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (0.47%) CloudFront
6 3 (0.47%) Google Cloud Platform
6 3 (0.47%) PaaS
6 3 (0.47%) SaaS
7 2 (0.31%) Amazon EMR
7 2 (0.31%) AWS Lambda
7 2 (0.31%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.16%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 27 (4.24%) Firewall
2 23 (3.61%) DNS
3 21 (3.30%) DHCP
4 17 (2.67%) SAN
5 16 (2.51%) VLAN
6 12 (1.88%) TCP/IP
7 9 (1.41%) Internet
7 9 (1.41%) Intranet
7 9 (1.41%) LAN
7 9 (1.41%) Network Security
8 8 (1.26%) HTTP
8 8 (1.26%) SMTP
8 8 (1.26%) WAN
9 7 (1.10%) FTP
10 5 (0.78%) IP Telephony
10 5 (0.78%) VoIP
10 5 (0.78%) Wi-Fi
11 4 (0.63%) Extranet
11 4 (0.63%) LDAP
11 4 (0.63%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 136 (21.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 119 (18.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 94 (14.76%) SQL Server 2008
4 71 (11.15%) SQL Server 2012
5 66 (10.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 65 (10.20%) Data Warehouse
7 45 (7.06%) SQL Server 2014
8 42 (6.59%) Relational Database
9 31 (4.87%) MongoDB
9 31 (4.87%) Oracle Database
10 29 (4.55%) SQL Server 2005
11 28 (4.40%) DB2
12 26 (4.08%) MySQL
13 20 (3.14%) SQL Server 2000
14 19 (2.98%) Oracle Database 11g
15 16 (2.51%) NoSQL
16 15 (2.35%) Big Data
17 13 (2.04%) Ingres
18 11 (1.73%) Oracle Database 12c
19 10 (1.57%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 54 (8.48%) Visual Studio
2 52 (8.16%) Team Foundation Server
3 29 (4.55%) Git (software)
4 13 (2.04%) Cucumber
4 13 (2.04%) JIRA
4 13 (2.04%) Subversion
5 12 (1.88%) Eclipse
6 11 (1.73%) Jenkins
6 11 (1.73%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 9 (1.41%) Moq
8 8 (1.26%) NUnit
8 8 (1.26%) Selenium
9 7 (1.10%) Eclipse RCP
10 6 (0.94%) Mercurial
10 6 (0.94%) TeamCity
11 5 (0.78%) JUnit
11 5 (0.78%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
12 4 (0.63%) Talend Open Studio
13 3 (0.47%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 3 (0.47%) Vagrant
General
1 80 (12.56%) Finance
2 24 (3.77%) Manufacturing
3 19 (2.98%) Banking
4 17 (2.67%) Advertising
5 16 (2.51%) Retail
6 13 (2.04%) Marketing
7 7 (1.10%) Telecoms
8 3 (0.47%) Billing
8 3 (0.47%) Legal
9 2 (0.31%) Back Office
9 2 (0.31%) Electronics
9 2 (0.31%) Local Government
10 1 (0.16%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.16%) Law
10 1 (0.16%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 381 (59.81%) Developer
2 148 (23.23%) .NET Developer
3 102 (16.01%) C# Developer
4 97 (15.23%) SQL Developer
5 74 (11.62%) C# .NET Developer
6 70 (10.99%) DBA
7 59 (9.26%) Analyst
8 55 (8.63%) SQL DBA
9 47 (7.38%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
10 46 (7.22%) Business Intelligence Developer
11 43 (6.75%) ASP.NET Developer
12 31 (4.87%) C# ASP.NET Developer
13 27 (4.24%) SQL Server DBA
13 27 (4.24%) SQL Server Developer
14 26 (4.08%) Senior Developer
15 24 (3.77%) Web Developer
16 22 (3.45%) SSIS Developer
17 20 (3.14%) Architect
18 19 (2.98%) SQL Analyst
19 18 (2.83%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 262 (41.13%) .NET
2 158 (24.80%) ASP.NET
3 113 (17.74%) HTML
4 93 (14.60%) CSS
5 87 (13.66%) jQuery
6 72 (11.30%) XML
7 71 (11.15%) ASP.NET MVC
8 69 (10.83%) .NET Framework
9 64 (10.05%) Web Services
10 60 (9.42%) AngularJS
11 54 (8.48%) Entity Framework
12 45 (7.06%) WCF
13 39 (6.12%) HTML5
14 36 (5.65%) SOAP
15 30 (4.71%) ASP.NET Web API
16 27 (4.24%) WinForms
17 25 (3.92%) ASP.NET Web Forms
18 23 (3.61%) JSON
19 22 (3.45%) Ajax
20 19 (2.98%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 44 (6.91%) Analytical Skills
2 28 (4.40%) Replication
3 12 (1.88%) Data Structures
3 12 (1.88%) Management Information System
3 12 (1.88%) User Experience
4 10 (1.57%) Client/Server
5 9 (1.41%) Visualisation
6 8 (1.26%) Clustering
6 8 (1.26%) Data Centre
7 7 (1.10%) Data Extraction
7 7 (1.10%) Digital Media
7 7 (1.10%) iPad
8 6 (0.94%) Mainframe
8 6 (0.94%) NHS
8 6 (0.94%) Oracle Licensing
9 5 (0.78%) Algorithms
9 5 (0.78%) Computer Science
9 5 (0.78%) Data Integration
9 5 (0.78%) Fat Client
9 5 (0.78%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 158 (24.80%) Windows
2 70 (10.99%) Linux
3 67 (10.52%) Windows Server
4 44 (6.91%) Unix
5 39 (6.12%) Windows Server 2012
6 28 (4.40%) Windows Server 2008
7 21 (3.30%) AIX
8 13 (2.04%) Windows Server 2003
9 10 (1.57%) HPUX
10 5 (0.78%) CentOS
11 4 (0.63%) Android
12 3 (0.47%) Apple iOS
12 3 (0.47%) Solaris
12 3 (0.47%) Windows Mobile
13 2 (0.31%) Ubuntu
13 2 (0.31%) Windows 7
13 2 (0.31%) Windows 8
13 2 (0.31%) Windows Phone
14 1 (0.16%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.16%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 151 (23.70%) Agile Software Development
2 150 (23.55%) MVC
3 119 (18.68%) Business Intelligence
4 93 (14.60%) ETL
5 58 (9.11%) Migration
6 52 (8.16%) TDD
7 51 (8.01%) Web Development
8 45 (7.06%) Performance Tuning
9 38 (5.97%) Scrum
9 38 (5.97%) Unit Testing
10 29 (4.55%) Data Modelling
11 28 (4.40%) BDD
12 27 (4.24%) E-Commerce
12 27 (4.24%) Project Management
13 26 (4.08%) Data Migration
13 26 (4.08%) ITIL
14 24 (3.77%) CRM
15 23 (3.61%) High Availability
15 23 (3.61%) OO
16 22 (3.45%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 326 (51.18%) SQL
2 232 (36.42%) C#
3 140 (21.98%) JavaScript
4 107 (16.80%) T-SQL
5 38 (5.97%) Java
6 36 (5.65%) PowerShell
7 32 (5.02%) VB.NET
8 22 (3.45%) PHP
9 17 (2.67%) Python
9 17 (2.67%) VB
10 10 (1.57%) VB6
11 8 (1.26%) C
11 8 (1.26%) C++
11 8 (1.26%) TypeScript
12 7 (1.10%) Ruby
13 6 (0.94%) PL/SQL
13 6 (0.94%) VBScript
14 5 (0.78%) R
15 4 (0.63%) Bash Shell
15 4 (0.63%) Scala
Qualifications
1 21 (3.30%) Security Cleared
2 19 (2.98%) Degree
3 12 (1.88%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (1.10%) MCSE
4 7 (1.10%) SC Cleared
5 6 (0.94%) DV Cleared
5 6 (0.94%) ISEB
6 4 (0.63%) MCTS
7 3 (0.47%) CCNA
7 3 (0.47%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (0.47%) MCSA
8 2 (0.31%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (0.31%) DBS Check
8 2 (0.31%) MCP
8 2 (0.31%) Sun Certification
9 1 (0.16%) CNE
9 1 (0.16%) MCDST
9 1 (0.16%) Network+ Certification
9 1 (0.16%) Oracle Certification
9 1 (0.16%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (2.51%) QA
2 4 (0.63%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.31%) SLA
4 1 (0.16%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 41 (6.44%) Active Directory
2 19 (2.98%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (2.20%) VMware ESX
4 13 (2.04%) XenApp
5 11 (1.73%) Hyper-V
6 8 (1.26%) Virtual Servers
7 7 (1.10%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 7 (1.10%) vSphere
8 2 (0.31%) BitLocker
8 2 (0.31%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (0.31%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
8 2 (0.31%) Virtual Desktop
8 2 (0.31%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (0.31%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.16%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 1 (0.16%) Forefront TMG
9 1 (0.16%) ISA Server
9 1 (0.16%) MetaFrame
9 1 (0.16%) Shibboleth
9 1 (0.16%) Snort
Systems Management
1 9 (1.41%) SCCM
2 8 (1.26%) Oracle RMAN
3 6 (0.94%) HP Quality Center
4 5 (0.78%) Data Guard
4 5 (0.78%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (0.78%) SCOM
5 4 (0.63%) Failover Clustering
5 4 (0.63%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 3 (0.47%) Ansible
6 3 (0.47%) Packer
6 3 (0.47%) Puppet
6 3 (0.47%) Tivoli
7 2 (0.31%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 2 (0.31%) HP Data Protector
7 2 (0.31%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 2 (0.31%) NetBackup
7 2 (0.31%) OpenView
7 2 (0.31%) vMotion
8 1 (0.16%) Microsoft Clustering
8 1 (0.16%) Network Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 192 (30.14%) Microsoft
2 113 (17.74%) Oracle
3 63 (9.89%) VMware
4 27 (4.24%) SAP
5 24 (3.77%) Citrix
6 21 (3.30%) Tableau
7 17 (2.67%) Sybase
8 16 (2.51%) Cisco
9 15 (2.35%) Cognos
10 14 (2.20%) HP
11 12 (1.88%) Sitecore
11 12 (1.88%) Sun
12 9 (1.41%) Vertica
13 8 (1.26%) Google
14 7 (1.10%) Nintex
15 6 (0.94%) Dell
15 6 (0.94%) IBM
16 5 (0.78%) EPiServer
16 5 (0.78%) MicroStrategy
16 5 (0.78%) Telerik
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