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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 12 20 8
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -12
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 322 327 331
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 9.36% 7.73% 10.47%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 36.93% 33.47% 42.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 215 234 216
Median daily rate £338 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £275 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £522 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 8 7
Median hourly rate £25.00 £33.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.37% +86.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.59 £16.90 £12.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.10 £42.02 £36.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £30.75 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+2.43% +36.66%
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
872 977 779
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 25.34% 23.09% 24.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 542 621 442
Median daily rate £375 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £290 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £518 £484
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 23 15
Median hourly rate £28.00 £34.00 £33.34
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.64% +1.97%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.17 £33.00 £11.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.31 £57.75 £67.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.18 £33.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
-14.60% +15.78%

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 27 August 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 27 August 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 27 August 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 +15 180 £350 - 140
Cheshire +5 69 £325 -10.34% 46
Lancashire -6 33 £323 -32.81% 17
Merseyside 0 27 £325 +8.33% 23
Cumbria - 4 £313 - 1
SQL Server
England

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 August 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.

1 268 (46.29%) SQL
2 244 (42.14%) .NET
3 208 (35.92%) C#
4 161 (27.81%) Microsoft
5 159 (27.46%) MVC
6 153 (26.42%) ASP.NET
7 149 (25.73%) Agile Software Development
8 141 (24.35%) JavaScript
9 118 (20.38%) Windows
10 96 (16.58%) HTML
11 95 (16.41%) Business Intelligence
12 89 (15.37%) jQuery
13 87 (15.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 87 (15.03%) ETL
13 87 (15.03%) Oracle
14 81 (13.99%) T-SQL
15 76 (13.13%) ASP.NET MVC
16 73 (12.61%) CSS
17 71 (12.26%) VMware
18 69 (11.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
19 68 (11.74%) MS Excel
20 66 (11.40%) Web Development
21 64 (11.05%) Windows Server
22 62 (10.71%) Finance
23 57 (9.84%) Migration
24 56 (9.67%) Linux
25 54 (9.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
26 53 (9.15%) TDD
27 51 (8.81%) Active Directory
28 50 (8.64%) Java

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 43 (7.43%) SharePoint
2 24 (4.15%) IIS
3 19 (3.28%) WebSphere
4 14 (2.42%) CMS
5 13 (2.25%) MS Exchange
6 11 (1.90%) WebSphere Application Server
7 10 (1.73%) Apache
7 10 (1.73%) SAS
7 10 (1.73%) Skype for Business
7 10 (1.73%) Tomcat
8 8 (1.38%) SharePoint 2013
9 7 (1.21%) SharePoint 2010
10 6 (1.04%) ColdFusion
11 5 (0.86%) BizTalk Server
11 5 (0.86%) CICS
11 5 (0.86%) Umbraco
12 4 (0.69%) JBoss
12 4 (0.69%) Sitecore CMS
13 3 (0.52%) Sitefinity
13 3 (0.52%) WebLogic
Applications
1 68 (11.74%) MS Excel
2 19 (3.28%) MS Office
3 5 (0.86%) MS PowerPoint
3 5 (0.86%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 20 (3.45%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (1.21%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (0.69%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.35%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.17%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.17%) Infor M3
5 1 (0.17%) nopCommerce
5 1 (0.17%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.17%) Oracle Payroll
5 1 (0.17%) Orchard Housing
5 1 (0.17%) Payment Gateway
5 1 (0.17%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 16 (2.76%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (2.07%) Office 365
3 11 (1.90%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (0.86%) SaaS
5 4 (0.69%) IaaS
5 4 (0.69%) PaaS
6 3 (0.52%) Google Analytics
6 3 (0.52%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.17%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.17%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 19 (3.28%) Network Security
2 18 (3.11%) Firewall
2 18 (3.11%) TCP/IP
3 16 (2.76%) DHCP
3 16 (2.76%) DNS
4 14 (2.42%) HTTP
5 13 (2.25%) SAN
6 12 (2.07%) FTP
6 12 (2.07%) NetScaler
6 12 (2.07%) VLAN
7 10 (1.73%) Internet
7 10 (1.73%) WAN
8 9 (1.55%) LAN
9 6 (1.04%) Skype
9 6 (1.04%) Wi-Fi
10 5 (0.86%) VoIP
11 4 (0.69%) SMTP
11 4 (0.69%) Unified Communications
12 3 (0.52%) Cisco Nexus
12 3 (0.52%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 87 (15.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 69 (11.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 54 (9.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 45 (7.77%) SQL Server 2008
5 37 (6.39%) SQL Server 2012
6 35 (6.04%) Data Warehouse
7 29 (5.01%) SQL Server 2014
8 25 (4.32%) Relational Database
9 23 (3.97%) MongoDB
10 21 (3.63%) OLAP
11 20 (3.45%) Big Data
11 20 (3.45%) OLAP Cube
12 19 (3.28%) DB2
13 15 (2.59%) MySQL
14 13 (2.25%) Oracle Database
14 13 (2.25%) SQL Server 2005
15 10 (1.73%) PostgreSQL
16 9 (1.55%) Oracle Database 11g
16 9 (1.55%) SQL Server 2000
17 8 (1.38%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 40 (6.91%) Visual Studio
2 39 (6.74%) Team Foundation Server
3 29 (5.01%) Jenkins
4 19 (3.28%) Talend Open Studio
5 17 (2.94%) JIRA
6 16 (2.76%) Git (software)
7 14 (2.42%) Selenium
8 8 (1.38%) NUnit
8 8 (1.38%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 7 (1.21%) Cucumber
9 7 (1.21%) Mercurial
9 7 (1.21%) Mocha
9 7 (1.21%) Octopus Deploy
9 7 (1.21%) Subversion
10 6 (1.04%) TeamCity
11 5 (0.86%) Moq
12 4 (0.69%) SpecFlow
13 3 (0.52%) Eclipse
13 3 (0.52%) Eclipse RCP
13 3 (0.52%) Toad
General
1 62 (10.71%) Finance
2 25 (4.32%) Manufacturing
3 24 (4.15%) Banking
4 18 (3.11%) Retail
5 13 (2.25%) Advertising
5 13 (2.25%) Marketing
6 6 (1.04%) Law
7 5 (0.86%) Electronics
7 5 (0.86%) Telecoms
8 4 (0.69%) Pharmaceutical
9 3 (0.52%) Local Government
9 3 (0.52%) Publishing
10 2 (0.35%) Back Office
10 2 (0.35%) Corporate Banking
11 1 (0.17%) Legal
11 1 (0.17%) Mandarin Language
Job Titles
1 333 (57.51%) Developer
2 122 (21.07%) .NET Developer
3 98 (16.93%) SQL Developer
4 95 (16.41%) C# Developer
5 73 (12.61%) Analyst
6 65 (11.23%) C# .NET Developer
7 52 (8.98%) DBA
8 49 (8.46%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
9 46 (7.94%) ASP.NET Developer
10 34 (5.87%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 34 (5.87%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 31 (5.35%) SQL DBA
12 30 (5.18%) SQL Server Developer
13 28 (4.84%) Web Developer
14 24 (4.15%) Senior Developer
15 23 (3.97%) SQL Analyst
16 21 (3.63%) SQL Server DBA
17 20 (3.45%) SSIS Developer
18 19 (3.28%) Data Analyst
19 18 (3.11%) Senior .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 244 (42.14%) .NET
2 153 (26.42%) ASP.NET
3 96 (16.58%) HTML
4 89 (15.37%) jQuery
5 76 (13.13%) ASP.NET MVC
6 73 (12.61%) CSS
7 49 (8.46%) AngularJS
8 47 (8.12%) WCF
9 46 (7.94%) Web Services
10 37 (6.39%) XML
11 34 (5.87%) .NET Framework
12 30 (5.18%) HTML5
13 28 (4.84%) Entity Framework
14 27 (4.66%) ASP.NET Web API
15 25 (4.32%) ASP.NET Web Forms
16 20 (3.45%) SOAP
17 17 (2.94%) LINQ
18 16 (2.76%) Ajax
19 14 (2.42%) CSS3
19 14 (2.42%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 28 (4.84%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (3.28%) Digital Media
3 18 (3.11%) Replication
4 17 (2.94%) Data Centre
5 14 (2.42%) Fat Client
5 14 (2.42%) Thin Client
6 13 (2.25%) iPad
7 11 (1.90%) Computer Science
8 10 (1.73%) Mainframe
8 10 (1.73%) Management Information System
8 10 (1.73%) NHS
9 8 (1.38%) Visualisation
10 7 (1.21%) Data Structures
11 6 (1.04%) Clustering
12 4 (0.69%) Algorithms
12 4 (0.69%) Client/Server
12 4 (0.69%) Data Extraction
12 4 (0.69%) Enterprise Software
13 3 (0.52%) Inversion of Control
13 3 (0.52%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 118 (20.38%) Windows
2 64 (11.05%) Windows Server
3 56 (9.67%) Linux
4 41 (7.08%) Windows Server 2012
5 30 (5.18%) Unix
6 26 (4.49%) Windows Server 2003
7 25 (4.32%) Windows Server 2008
8 13 (2.25%) AIX
9 6 (1.04%) CentOS
9 6 (1.04%) Windows 10
10 5 (0.86%) Solaris
11 3 (0.52%) Windows 7
11 3 (0.52%) Windows Mobile
12 2 (0.35%) HPUX
12 2 (0.35%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.17%) Android
13 1 (0.17%) Embedded Linux
13 1 (0.17%) Windows 2000
13 1 (0.17%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 159 (27.46%) MVC
2 149 (25.73%) Agile Software Development
3 95 (16.41%) Business Intelligence
4 87 (15.03%) ETL
5 66 (11.40%) Web Development
6 57 (9.84%) Migration
7 53 (9.15%) TDD
8 41 (7.08%) CRM
9 40 (6.91%) Scrum
10 39 (6.74%) E-Commerce
11 37 (6.39%) Performance Tuning
12 30 (5.18%) ERP
13 28 (4.84%) Continuous Integration
14 26 (4.49%) Data Migration
14 26 (4.49%) Unit Testing
15 25 (4.32%) Analytics
16 24 (4.15%) BDD
16 24 (4.15%) ITIL
16 24 (4.15%) Kimball Methodology
16 24 (4.15%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 268 (46.29%) SQL
2 208 (35.92%) C#
3 141 (24.35%) JavaScript
4 81 (13.99%) T-SQL
5 50 (8.64%) Java
6 28 (4.84%) VB.NET
7 26 (4.49%) PHP
8 23 (3.97%) PowerShell
9 16 (2.76%) VB
10 8 (1.38%) PL/SQL
11 7 (1.21%) R
12 6 (1.04%) CFML
12 6 (1.04%) FQL
13 5 (0.86%) Python
13 5 (0.86%) Shell Script
14 4 (0.69%) C++
14 4 (0.69%) Ruby
14 4 (0.69%) VBA
15 3 (0.52%) VB6
16 2 (0.35%) X++
Qualifications
1 23 (3.97%) Security Cleared
2 21 (3.63%) Degree
3 15 (2.59%) Microsoft Certification
4 13 (2.25%) SC Cleared
5 11 (1.90%) MCSE
6 7 (1.21%) ISEB
7 4 (0.69%) MCTS
8 3 (0.52%) CCNA
8 3 (0.52%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (0.52%) DV Cleared
8 3 (0.52%) MCSA
9 2 (0.35%) BPSS Clearance
9 2 (0.35%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 1 (0.17%) CNE
10 1 (0.17%) ISTQB
10 1 (0.17%) MCDST
10 1 (0.17%) MCITP
10 1 (0.17%) Network+ Certification
10 1 (0.17%) Novell Certification
10 1 (0.17%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (3.80%) QA
2 2 (0.35%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (0.35%) SLA
3 1 (0.17%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.17%) ISO27005
System Software
1 51 (8.81%) Active Directory
2 22 (3.80%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (2.59%) Microsoft App-V
3 15 (2.59%) XenApp
4 9 (1.55%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 9 (1.55%) Hyper-V
5 8 (1.38%) Docker
5 8 (1.38%) VMware ESX
6 6 (1.04%) vSphere
7 2 (0.35%) HDFS
7 2 (0.35%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.17%) BitLocker
8 1 (0.17%) Firmware
8 1 (0.17%) Forefront TMG
8 1 (0.17%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
8 1 (0.17%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.17%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 12 (2.07%) SCCM
2 11 (1.90%) HP Quality Center
3 9 (1.55%) Tivoli
4 8 (1.38%) SCOM
5 5 (0.86%) vRealize
6 4 (0.69%) Puppet
7 3 (0.52%) BladeLogic
7 3 (0.52%) Failover Clustering
8 2 (0.35%) DameWare
8 2 (0.35%) ServiceCenter
8 2 (0.35%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 2 (0.35%) TADDM
8 2 (0.35%) vMotion
9 1 (0.17%) Backup Exec
9 1 (0.17%) CA Single Sign-On
9 1 (0.17%) OpenView
9 1 (0.17%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 1 (0.17%) Oracle RMAN
9 1 (0.17%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 1 (0.17%) WSUS
Vendors
1 161 (27.81%) Microsoft
2 87 (15.03%) Oracle
3 71 (12.26%) VMware
4 33 (5.70%) Citrix
5 29 (5.01%) Vertica
6 28 (4.84%) HP
7 22 (3.80%) SAP
8 19 (3.28%) Talend
9 18 (3.11%) AppSense
10 15 (2.59%) IBM
10 15 (2.59%) Tableau
11 13 (2.25%) Wyse
12 12 (2.07%) Cisco
13 10 (1.73%) Cognos
14 9 (1.55%) Sitecore
15 8 (1.38%) Sybase
16 6 (1.04%) ServiceNow
17 5 (0.86%) Telerik
17 5 (0.86%) Teradata
18 4 (0.69%) Twitter
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