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 22 May 2015 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 21 12 6
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -6
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 250 280 285
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 6.81% 9.26% 12.10%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 30.86% 47.70% 51.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 159 168 139
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£328 £345 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.07% +10.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £230 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £439 £425 £417
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 3 13
Average hourly rate £19.00 £32.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.53% +8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.30 £31.70 £17.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £40.50 £40.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.25 £29.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-26.72% +16.00%
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
810 587 549
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 22.07% 19.41% 23.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 525 342 277
Average daily rate £400 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £455 £448
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 14 19
Average hourly rate £35.00 £37.49 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.64% +13.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £12.50 £17.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £45.00 £82.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.33 £34.75 £28.25
% change year-on-year
-27.10% +23.00%

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 22 May 2015.

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 22 May 2015.

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 22 May 2015. 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 -3 112 £350 +3.32% 189
Cheshire -10 73 £373 +6.42% 73
Lancashire +7 28 £265 -32.05% 39
Merseyside -5 16 £285 -5.00% 30
Cumbria -10 2 £505 +34.66% 3
SQL Server
England

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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.

1 289 (51.24%) SQL
2 216 (38.30%) .NET
3 197 (34.93%) C#
4 180 (31.91%) Microsoft
5 138 (24.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 128 (22.70%) ASP.NET
7 122 (21.63%) T-SQL
8 120 (21.28%) Oracle
9 112 (19.86%) SQL Server 2008
10 111 (19.68%) Windows
11 109 (19.33%) JavaScript
12 102 (18.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 98 (17.38%) Business Intelligence
13 98 (17.38%) MVC
14 93 (16.49%) Agile Software Development
15 88 (15.60%) HTML
16 83 (14.72%) CSS
17 74 (13.12%) Visual Studio
18 73 (12.94%) Finance
19 71 (12.59%) Migration
19 71 (12.59%) Data Warehouse
20 67 (11.88%) ETL
21 65 (11.52%) SQL Server 2012
22 63 (11.17%) Web Services
22 63 (11.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
23 58 (10.28%) .NET Framework
24 57 (10.11%) jQuery
24 57 (10.11%) XML
25 56 (9.93%) MS Excel
26 54 (9.57%) WCF

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

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 44 (7.80%) IIS
2 33 (5.85%) SharePoint
3 25 (4.43%) NetWeaver
4 22 (3.90%) MS Exchange
5 20 (3.55%) Umbraco
5 20 (3.55%) BizTalk Server
6 16 (2.84%) CMS
7 12 (2.13%) WebSphere
7 12 (2.13%) MQSeries
8 10 (1.77%) SharePoint 2010
9 6 (1.06%) Apache
9 6 (1.06%) Tomcat
10 5 (0.89%) Node.js
11 4 (0.71%) Orchard CMS
11 4 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2010
12 3 (0.53%) IBM Notes
12 3 (0.53%) WebLogic
12 3 (0.53%) Oracle Workflow
12 3 (0.53%) Drupal
13 2 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 56 (9.93%) MS Excel
2 8 (1.42%) MS PowerPoint
2 8 (1.42%) Spreadsheet
3 7 (1.24%) MS Office
4 6 (1.06%) Mingle
4 6 (1.06%) PowerPivot
5 4 (0.71%) InfoPath
6 2 (0.35%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.18%) MS Project
7 1 (0.18%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 11 (1.95%) SAP SRM
2 8 (1.42%) Dynamics CRM
3 7 (1.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 7 (1.24%) Dynamics AX
4 6 (1.06%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 4 (0.71%) ResourceLink
6 2 (0.35%) Cognos TM1
6 2 (0.35%) Oracle Payables
7 1 (0.18%) Orchard Housing
7 1 (0.18%) Aareon QL
7 1 (0.18%) OPENHousing
7 1 (0.18%) MIS ActiveH
7 1 (0.18%) Northgate Housing
7 1 (0.18%) Academy Housing
7 1 (0.18%) arcHouse
7 1 (0.18%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 7 (1.24%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (0.89%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (0.71%) IaaS
3 4 (0.71%) SuccessFactors
3 4 (0.71%) SaaS
3 4 (0.71%) PaaS
4 3 (0.53%) Office 365
5 2 (0.35%) Google Analytics
6 1 (0.18%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 24 (4.26%) Firewall
2 20 (3.55%) SAN
3 16 (2.84%) HTTP
4 13 (2.30%) WAN
5 11 (1.95%) Internet
6 10 (1.77%) NAS
7 9 (1.60%) Fibre Channel
7 9 (1.60%) Wireless
7 9 (1.60%) iSCSI
8 8 (1.42%) VPLS
8 8 (1.42%) EIGRP
8 8 (1.42%) BGP
8 8 (1.42%) MPLS
8 8 (1.42%) OSPF
8 8 (1.42%) DMZ
8 8 (1.42%) LAN
8 8 (1.42%) Cisco ASA
9 6 (1.06%) DNS
9 6 (1.06%) SMTP
10 5 (0.89%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 138 (24.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 112 (19.86%) SQL Server 2008
3 102 (18.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 71 (12.59%) Data Warehouse
5 65 (11.52%) SQL Server 2012
6 63 (11.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 43 (7.62%) Oracle Database
8 28 (4.96%) SQL Server 2005
9 24 (4.26%) QlikView
10 20 (3.55%) Relational Database
11 16 (2.84%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 14 (2.48%) DTS
12 14 (2.48%) SAP HANA
13 13 (2.30%) DB2
13 13 (2.30%) SQL Server 2000
13 13 (2.30%) Oracle Database 11g
14 12 (2.13%) MS Access
14 12 (2.13%) OLAP
14 12 (2.13%) MySQL
15 11 (1.95%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 74 (13.12%) Visual Studio
2 32 (5.67%) Team Foundation Server
3 24 (4.26%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 12 (2.13%) Git (software)
5 8 (1.42%) Subversion
6 7 (1.24%) NUnit
7 5 (0.89%) Moq
7 5 (0.89%) Toad
8 4 (0.71%) JIRA
8 4 (0.71%) JMeter
8 4 (0.71%) Jenkins
9 3 (0.53%) FxCop
9 3 (0.53%) StyleCop
9 3 (0.53%) MSTest
9 3 (0.53%) Octopus Deploy
9 3 (0.53%) Eclipse
9 3 (0.53%) ERwin
9 3 (0.53%) Oracle APEX
9 3 (0.53%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 2 (0.35%) MorphX
General
1 73 (12.94%) Finance
2 20 (3.55%) Retail
3 18 (3.19%) Banking
4 16 (2.84%) Telecoms
5 9 (1.60%) Manufacturing
5 9 (1.60%) Marketing
6 8 (1.42%) Back Office
7 6 (1.06%) Electronics
8 4 (0.71%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (0.35%) Billing
10 1 (0.18%) Games
10 1 (0.18%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 319 (56.56%) Developer
2 105 (18.62%) .NET Developer
3 93 (16.49%) SQL Developer
4 55 (9.75%) Analyst
5 44 (7.80%) C# Developer
6 42 (7.45%) Architect
7 38 (6.74%) DBA
8 37 (6.56%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 33 (5.85%) SQL DBA
10 28 (4.96%) C# .NET Developer
11 27 (4.79%) ASP.NET Developer
12 21 (3.72%) Data Analyst
13 20 (3.55%) SQL Server Developer
14 19 (3.37%) C# ASP.NET Developer
15 18 (3.19%) Consultant
16 16 (2.84%) Java Developer
17 15 (2.66%) Administrator
18 13 (2.30%) Technical Architect
18 13 (2.30%) SAP Architect
19 12 (2.13%) BizTalk Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 216 (38.30%) .NET
2 128 (22.70%) ASP.NET
3 88 (15.60%) HTML
4 83 (14.72%) CSS
5 63 (11.17%) Web Services
6 58 (10.28%) .NET Framework
7 57 (10.11%) jQuery
7 57 (10.11%) XML
8 54 (9.57%) WCF
9 49 (8.69%) ASP.NET MVC
10 37 (6.56%) Entity Framework
11 29 (5.14%) HTML5
12 25 (4.43%) CSS3
13 22 (3.90%) REST
14 19 (3.37%) Ajax
15 17 (3.01%) JSON
16 15 (2.66%) Spring
16 15 (2.66%) LINQ
17 14 (2.48%) Classic ASP
17 14 (2.48%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 39 (6.91%) Analytical Skills
2 30 (5.32%) NHS
3 20 (3.55%) Replication
4 18 (3.19%) Clustering
5 17 (3.01%) Open Source
6 16 (2.84%) N-Tier
7 12 (2.13%) Management Information System
8 11 (1.95%) Enterprise Software
9 9 (1.60%) Data Structures
10 8 (1.42%) Celerra
10 8 (1.42%) Computer Science
11 6 (1.06%) DTV
11 6 (1.06%) Mobile App
12 5 (0.89%) Mainframe
13 4 (0.71%) Reference Data
13 4 (0.71%) Data Integration
13 4 (0.71%) Visualisation
13 4 (0.71%) Inversion of Control
14 3 (0.53%) User Experience
14 3 (0.53%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 111 (19.68%) Windows
2 40 (7.09%) Windows Server 2012
3 36 (6.38%) UNIX
4 34 (6.03%) Linux
5 26 (4.61%) Windows Server 2008
6 11 (1.95%) Windows Server 2003
7 10 (1.77%) Solaris
8 8 (1.42%) Android
9 6 (1.06%) Windows 7
10 5 (0.89%) Apple iOS
11 4 (0.71%) Windows Mobile
12 3 (0.53%) Windows CE
13 2 (0.35%) SUSE
13 2 (0.35%) Windows XP
13 2 (0.35%) HPUX
13 2 (0.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 1 (0.18%) Windows Phone 7
14 1 (0.18%) Windows Phone
14 1 (0.18%) Windows 8
14 1 (0.18%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 98 (17.38%) Business Intelligence
1 98 (17.38%) MVC
2 93 (16.49%) Agile Software Development
3 71 (12.59%) Migration
4 67 (11.88%) ETL
5 33 (5.85%) OO
6 32 (5.67%) Scrum
7 31 (5.50%) TDD
8 30 (5.32%) Data Analysis
9 29 (5.14%) Data Modelling
10 28 (4.96%) SOA
11 26 (4.61%) ERP
11 26 (4.61%) Disaster Recovery
12 24 (4.26%) Technical Architecture
12 24 (4.26%) Data Migration
13 23 (4.08%) OOP
14 21 (3.72%) Unit Testing
15 19 (3.37%) Validation
16 18 (3.19%) Performance Tuning
16 18 (3.19%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 289 (51.24%) SQL
2 197 (34.93%) C#
3 122 (21.63%) T-SQL
4 109 (19.33%) JavaScript
5 35 (6.21%) Java
6 28 (4.96%) VB
7 23 (4.08%) PL/SQL
8 20 (3.55%) PowerShell
9 18 (3.19%) VB.NET
10 13 (2.30%) PHP
11 11 (1.95%) VBScript
11 11 (1.95%) Python
11 11 (1.95%) Ruby
11 11 (1.95%) XPath
12 9 (1.60%) VBA
12 9 (1.60%) XQuery
13 5 (0.89%) Perl
14 4 (0.71%) PHP5
14 4 (0.71%) Bash Shell
15 3 (0.53%) ActionScript 2.0
Qualifications
1 51 (9.04%) Security Cleared
2 38 (6.74%) SC Cleared
3 16 (2.84%) Degree
4 8 (1.42%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (0.89%) ISEB
5 5 (0.89%) CCNA
5 5 (0.89%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (0.71%) DV Cleared
7 3 (0.53%) ISTQB
8 2 (0.35%) MCTS
8 2 (0.35%) MCITP
8 2 (0.35%) ISEB Practitioner
8 2 (0.35%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (0.35%) MCSE
8 2 (0.35%) MCSA
8 2 (0.35%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 1 (0.18%) MCP
9 1 (0.18%) HNC
9 1 (0.18%) Oracle Certification
9 1 (0.18%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (3.01%) QA
2 4 (0.71%) HL7
2 4 (0.71%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 39 (6.91%) VMware Infrastructure
2 37 (6.56%) Active Directory
3 16 (2.84%) VMware ESX
3 16 (2.84%) Hyper-V
4 10 (1.77%) XenApp
5 9 (1.60%) Terminal Services
6 8 (1.42%) EMC RecoverPoint
7 4 (0.71%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (0.71%) vSphere
8 2 (0.35%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 2 (0.35%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.18%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.18%) iptables
9 1 (0.18%) NFS
9 1 (0.18%) Samba
Systems Management
1 6 (1.06%) Puppet
2 4 (0.71%) SCOM
2 4 (0.71%) EMC NetWorker
2 4 (0.71%) Oracle RMAN
2 4 (0.71%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (0.53%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (0.53%) Hyperic
3 3 (0.53%) SCCM
4 2 (0.35%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 2 (0.35%) Salt
4 2 (0.35%) Ansible
4 2 (0.35%) Data Guard
5 1 (0.18%) Oozie
5 1 (0.18%) Opsview
5 1 (0.18%) MOM
5 1 (0.18%) Nagios
5 1 (0.18%) WSUS
Vendors
1 180 (31.91%) Microsoft
2 120 (21.28%) Oracle
3 47 (8.33%) VMware
4 39 (6.91%) SAP
5 28 (4.96%) Citrix
6 17 (3.01%) Sybase
7 16 (2.84%) Business Objects
7 16 (2.84%) Cisco
8 12 (2.13%) Cognos
9 11 (1.95%) EMC
10 10 (1.77%) TIBCO
10 10 (1.77%) NetApp
10 10 (1.77%) CheckPoint
10 10 (1.77%) HP
11 9 (1.60%) Twitter
12 8 (1.42%) Nortel
12 8 (1.42%) SolarWinds
13 7 (1.24%) IBM
13 7 (1.24%) Informatica
13 7 (1.24%) Teradata
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