The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Database & Business Intelligence category for the North West region.

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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 13 8 8
Rank change year-on-year
-5 0
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 280 258 309
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 9.11% 10.67% 9.93%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 48.11% 45.83% 44.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 162 110 172
Average daily rate £325 £320 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.56% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £402 £400 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 16 24
Average hourly rate £26.94 £30.00 £23.43
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.20% +28.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.85 £18.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.25 £33.22
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £27.50 £25.75
% change year-on-year
+14.54% +6.79%
Database & Business Intelligence Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
582 563 699
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 18.95% 23.29% 22.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 338 269 365
Average daily rate £345 £335 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.13% +2.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £453
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £338
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 20 34
Average hourly rate £38.75 £31.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.00% +40.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £17.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £143.50 £79.00 £33.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £28.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -1.75%
SQL Server
England

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 24 April 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 24 April 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 24 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -4 150 £325 +10.16% 129
Cheshire +4 69 £350 - 61
Lancashire -11 27 £275 +11.11% 14
Merseyside -2 17 £288 +4.54% 26
Cumbria -5 4 £363 -16.23%
SQL Server
England

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 April 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.

1 246 (48.14%) SQL
1 246 (48.14%) .NET
2 194 (37.96%) C#
3 169 (33.07%) ASP.NET
4 122 (23.87%) JavaScript
4 122 (23.87%) Microsoft
5 114 (22.31%) SQL Server 2008
6 112 (21.92%) MVC
7 110 (21.53%) HTML
7 110 (21.53%) T-SQL
8 96 (18.79%) jQuery
9 93 (18.20%) CSS
10 91 (17.81%) Oracle
11 89 (17.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 88 (17.22%) Finance
13 82 (16.05%) Web Services
13 82 (16.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 74 (14.48%) Windows
15 73 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
16 72 (14.09%) ASP.NET MVC
17 64 (12.52%) Migration
17 64 (12.52%) XML
17 64 (12.52%) WCF
18 61 (11.94%) Data Warehouse
19 60 (11.74%) MS Excel
20 56 (10.96%) SharePoint
21 55 (10.76%) TDD
22 52 (10.18%) Scrum
22 52 (10.18%) SQL Server 2005
23 50 (9.78%) ETL

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

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 56 (10.96%) SharePoint
2 28 (5.48%) IIS
3 24 (4.70%) MS Exchange
3 24 (4.70%) CMS
4 16 (3.13%) SharePoint 2013
5 13 (2.54%) SharePoint 2010
5 13 (2.54%) Exchange Server 2010
6 11 (2.15%) WebSphere
7 10 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2003
7 10 (1.96%) Sitecore CMS
7 10 (1.96%) WebLogic
8 9 (1.76%) SharePoint Server
9 8 (1.57%) Tomcat
9 8 (1.57%) Adobe CQ
10 7 (1.37%) MQSeries
10 7 (1.37%) Escenic
11 6 (1.17%) Lync
11 6 (1.17%) Exchange Server 2007
12 5 (0.98%) JCAPS
12 5 (0.98%) Apache
Applications
1 60 (11.74%) MS Excel
2 12 (2.35%) MS Office
3 5 (0.98%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (0.78%) Adobe Illustrator
5 3 (0.59%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.39%) MS Project
6 2 (0.39%) Mingle
6 2 (0.39%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (1.37%) Exstream
2 4 (0.78%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.78%) Magento
3 3 (0.59%) Oracle Payables
3 3 (0.59%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.59%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.39%) Oracle 11i
4 2 (0.39%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.39%) Oracle Applications
4 2 (0.39%) Oracle Receivables
4 2 (0.39%) Oracle Assets
4 2 (0.39%) Oracle General Ledger
4 2 (0.39%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.20%) Maximo
5 1 (0.20%) CA Clarity
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.39%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (0.39%) Office 365
2 1 (0.20%) SaaS
2 1 (0.20%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (0.20%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 12 (2.35%) DNS
2 11 (2.15%) LDAP
3 10 (1.96%) Intranet
4 9 (1.76%) Internet
5 7 (1.37%) SAN
5 7 (1.37%) SNMP
5 7 (1.37%) TCP/IP
5 7 (1.37%) LAN
5 7 (1.37%) WAN
5 7 (1.37%) SMTP
6 6 (1.17%) HTTP
7 5 (0.98%) DHCP
7 5 (0.98%) FTP
8 4 (0.78%) SMS
9 3 (0.59%) Firewall
10 2 (0.39%) Wireless
10 2 (0.39%) VLAN
11 1 (0.20%) Reverse Proxy
11 1 (0.20%) NetScaler
11 1 (0.20%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 114 (22.31%) SQL Server 2008
2 89 (17.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 82 (16.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 61 (11.94%) Data Warehouse
5 52 (10.18%) SQL Server 2005
6 40 (7.83%) SQL Server 2012
7 31 (6.07%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 29 (5.68%) Relational Database
9 19 (3.72%) Oracle Database
9 19 (3.72%) MySQL
10 17 (3.33%) Big Data
11 13 (2.54%) QlikView
12 12 (2.35%) MS Access
13 11 (2.15%) Oracle Database 10g
14 10 (1.96%) Data Mining
14 10 (1.96%) Oracle Database 11g
15 8 (1.57%) Hadoop
16 7 (1.37%) SQL Server 2000
17 6 (1.17%) DTS
17 6 (1.17%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 35 (6.85%) Visual Studio
2 19 (3.72%) Team Foundation Server
3 13 (2.54%) NUnit
4 9 (1.76%) Moq
5 8 (1.57%) Toad
6 7 (1.37%) SpecFlow
7 6 (1.17%) Git (software)
7 6 (1.17%) Selenium
8 5 (0.98%) ReSharper
8 5 (0.98%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 4 (0.78%) LLBLGen Pro
9 4 (0.78%) Mercurial
9 4 (0.78%) TeamCity
9 4 (0.78%) Subversion
9 4 (0.78%) LoadRunner
10 3 (0.59%) JIRA
10 3 (0.59%) MSTest
11 2 (0.39%) Cucumber
11 2 (0.39%) T4 Templates
11 2 (0.39%) YouTrack
General
1 88 (17.22%) Finance
2 16 (3.13%) Banking
3 15 (2.94%) Retail
4 13 (2.54%) Telecoms
5 9 (1.76%) Manufacturing
6 7 (1.37%) Back Office
6 7 (1.37%) Local Government
7 6 (1.17%) Marketing
8 3 (0.59%) Electronics
9 2 (0.39%) Legal
9 2 (0.39%) Publishing
9 2 (0.39%) Billing
9 2 (0.39%) General Ledger
10 1 (0.20%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 297 (58.12%) Developer
2 122 (23.87%) .NET Developer
3 65 (12.72%) Analyst
4 52 (10.18%) SQL Developer
5 51 (9.98%) C# Developer
6 45 (8.81%) ASP.NET Developer
7 34 (6.65%) C# .NET Developer
8 31 (6.07%) Consultant
9 30 (5.87%) DBA
10 29 (5.68%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 28 (5.48%) Senior Developer
12 27 (5.28%) SQL DBA
13 20 (3.91%) Business Intelligence Developer
13 20 (3.91%) Web Developer
14 18 (3.52%) Architect
15 17 (3.33%) Software Developer
16 16 (3.13%) Technical Consultant
17 15 (2.94%) Data Analyst
18 13 (2.54%) SQL Server DBA
18 13 (2.54%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 246 (48.14%) .NET
2 169 (33.07%) ASP.NET
3 110 (21.53%) HTML
4 96 (18.79%) jQuery
5 93 (18.20%) CSS
6 82 (16.05%) Web Services
7 72 (14.09%) ASP.NET MVC
8 64 (12.52%) WCF
8 64 (12.52%) XML
9 44 (8.61%) .NET Framework
10 39 (7.63%) HTML5
11 33 (6.46%) SOAP
12 31 (6.07%) WinForms
12 31 (6.07%) Ajax
13 30 (5.87%) WPF
14 28 (5.48%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
15 25 (4.89%) ASP.NET Web Forms
16 23 (4.50%) LINQ
17 22 (4.31%) CSS3
18 17 (3.33%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 47 (9.20%) NHS
2 11 (2.15%) Clustering
3 10 (1.96%) Replication
4 8 (1.57%) Inversion of Control
4 8 (1.57%) Enterprise Software
5 7 (1.37%) Data Extraction
5 7 (1.37%) Management Information System
5 7 (1.37%) RIA
6 6 (1.17%) Client/Server
6 6 (1.17%) Mobile App
7 5 (0.98%) Computer Science
7 5 (0.98%) N-Tier
8 4 (0.78%) PKI
9 3 (0.59%) Informatics
9 3 (0.59%) Mathematics
9 3 (0.59%) DTV
9 3 (0.59%) Mainframe
9 3 (0.59%) GIS
9 3 (0.59%) Open Source
10 2 (0.39%) Data Conversion
Operating Systems
1 74 (14.48%) Windows
2 27 (5.28%) Windows Server 2008
3 25 (4.89%) Windows Server 2003
4 20 (3.91%) Linux
5 19 (3.72%) UNIX
6 17 (3.33%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (1.37%) Windows XP
8 5 (0.98%) HPUX
8 5 (0.98%) Fedora
9 4 (0.78%) SUSE
9 4 (0.78%) Windows 7
9 4 (0.78%) AIX
10 2 (0.39%) Solaris
10 2 (0.39%) Apple iOS
10 2 (0.39%) Windows 8
10 2 (0.39%) Windows 2000 Server
10 2 (0.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.20%) Android
11 1 (0.20%) NetWare
11 1 (0.20%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 112 (21.92%) MVC
2 73 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
3 64 (12.52%) Migration
4 55 (10.76%) TDD
5 52 (10.18%) Scrum
6 50 (9.78%) ETL
7 49 (9.59%) Agile Software Development
8 34 (6.65%) OO
8 34 (6.65%) E-Commerce
9 32 (6.26%) Project Management
10 29 (5.68%) Data Migration
11 23 (4.50%) OOD
12 22 (4.31%) ITIL
13 19 (3.72%) Data Modelling
13 19 (3.72%) Data Analysis
14 17 (3.33%) Data Cleansing
15 16 (3.13%) Web Development
16 15 (2.94%) UML
16 15 (2.94%) MVVM
16 15 (2.94%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 246 (48.14%) SQL
2 194 (37.96%) C#
3 122 (23.87%) JavaScript
4 110 (21.53%) T-SQL
5 28 (5.48%) VB
6 23 (4.50%) PL/SQL
6 23 (4.50%) Java
7 19 (3.72%) VB.NET
8 9 (1.76%) VBA
9 8 (1.57%) PowerShell
10 7 (1.37%) Scala
11 6 (1.17%) VB6
11 6 (1.17%) VBScript
12 5 (0.98%) C++
13 4 (0.78%) C
13 4 (0.78%) PHP
13 4 (0.78%) Shell Script
14 3 (0.59%) XAML
14 3 (0.59%) VC++
14 3 (0.59%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 31 (6.07%) Degree
2 12 (2.35%) ISEB
3 11 (2.15%) Security Cleared
4 10 (1.96%) SC Cleared
4 10 (1.96%) Microsoft Certification
5 8 (1.57%) MCSE
6 4 (0.78%) MCP
6 4 (0.78%) Citrix Certification
6 4 (0.78%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (0.78%) ISEB Practitioner
6 4 (0.78%) CCNA
7 3 (0.59%) ISTQB
8 2 (0.39%) OCAJ
8 2 (0.39%) OCP
8 2 (0.39%) OCA
8 2 (0.39%) Oracle Certification
8 2 (0.39%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.20%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.20%) PMP
9 1 (0.20%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (3.52%) QA
2 7 (1.37%) HL7
3 3 (0.59%) ISO 9001
3 3 (0.59%) SLA
3 3 (0.59%) WAI
4 2 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.39%) Basel III
System Software
1 42 (8.22%) Active Directory
2 10 (1.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (1.37%) XenApp
3 7 (1.37%) XenDesktop
4 3 (0.59%) Hyper-V
4 3 (0.59%) LiteSpeed
5 2 (0.39%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (0.39%) XenServer
5 2 (0.39%) vSphere
6 1 (0.20%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.20%) Novell eDirectory
Systems Management
1 8 (1.57%) SCOM
2 6 (1.17%) HP Quality Center
3 5 (0.98%) Tivoli
4 4 (0.78%) Backup Exec
5 3 (0.59%) SCCM
5 3 (0.59%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 2 (0.39%) Unicenter
7 1 (0.20%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 1 (0.20%) Novell Identity Manager
7 1 (0.20%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.20%) Oracle Identity Manager
7 1 (0.20%) Oracle Identity Management
7 1 (0.20%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 122 (23.87%) Microsoft
2 91 (17.81%) Oracle
3 23 (4.50%) Citrix
4 19 (3.72%) VMware
5 16 (3.13%) SAP
6 15 (2.94%) HP
7 10 (1.96%) Sitecore
8 8 (1.57%) JBoss
8 8 (1.57%) Business Objects
9 6 (1.17%) NetApp
9 6 (1.17%) Ab Initio
9 6 (1.17%) Tableau
10 5 (0.98%) Twitter
10 5 (0.98%) Cyber-Ark
10 5 (0.98%) Adobe
11 4 (0.78%) Cognos
11 4 (0.78%) TIBCO
11 4 (0.78%) Open Text
11 4 (0.78%) Symantec
12 3 (0.59%) Cisco
Cheshire
Venturi
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 44 minutes ago
Manchester
Mint Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £275 - £300 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Posted: 17 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Robert Walters
Rate: £300 - £375 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Chester, Cheshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £275 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Spring Technology
Rate: £350.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
The SLR Group
Rate: From £10 to £12 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester
Real Staffing
Rate: £200 - £220 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
Greater Manchester
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £180 - £220 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £274 - £320 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Cheshire
Computer Futures
Posted: 6 days ago
Cheshire
Roc Search
Posted: 6 days ago
Cheshire
Roc Search
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Posted: 8 days ago
Crewe
Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Posted: 8 days ago
Lancashire
Computer Futures
Posted: 13 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Applied Card Technologies
Rate: From £30,000 to £37,000 per annum
Posted: 13 days ago
Crewe
Computer Futures
Posted: 14 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Posted: 15 days ago
Lancashire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 15 days ago