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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 15 17 8
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -9
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 298 265 303
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 8.18% 6.92% 10.04%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 32.89% 32.28% 43.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 199 193 189
Median daily rate £338 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.57% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £247 £265 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £472 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 6 7
Median hourly rate £25.00 £26.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.66% +47.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £15.50 £12.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.90 £33.50 £36.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £23.00 £22.75
% change year-on-year
+41.30% +1.09%
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
906 821 697
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 24.86% 21.44% 23.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 558 521 391
Median daily rate £375 £375 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £510 £473
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 16 14
Median hourly rate £24.00 £34.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.41% +74.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.50 £33.00 £10.43
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.31 £57.75 £67.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £28.13 £28.50
% change year-on-year
+1.33% -1.31%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 31 July 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 0 156 £350 - 123
Cheshire +5 69 £325 -7.14% 49
Lancashire -9 30 £300 -29.41% 21
Merseyside -3 29 £325 +18.18% 26
Cumbria - 2 £250 - 6
SQL Server
England

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 270 (47.20%) SQL
2 244 (42.66%) .NET
3 206 (36.01%) C#
4 171 (29.90%) Microsoft
5 150 (26.22%) Agile Software Development
6 149 (26.05%) MVC
7 143 (25.00%) ASP.NET
8 139 (24.30%) JavaScript
9 106 (18.53%) Windows
10 94 (16.43%) jQuery
10 94 (16.43%) Oracle
11 90 (15.73%) HTML
11 90 (15.73%) ETL
12 88 (15.38%) T-SQL
13 85 (14.86%) Business Intelligence
14 81 (14.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 75 (13.11%) ASP.NET MVC
16 74 (12.94%) Finance
17 70 (12.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 69 (12.06%) CSS
19 66 (11.54%) Windows Server
20 63 (11.01%) Java
20 63 (11.01%) Web Development
21 60 (10.49%) VMware
22 55 (9.62%) Web Services
22 55 (9.62%) MS Excel
22 55 (9.62%) TDD
23 54 (9.44%) Migration
24 53 (9.27%) Linux
24 53 (9.27%) Active Directory

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 40 (6.99%) SharePoint
2 33 (5.77%) IIS
3 14 (2.45%) Tomcat
3 14 (2.45%) WebSphere
4 12 (2.10%) Apache
4 12 (2.10%) MS Exchange
5 11 (1.92%) CMS
6 9 (1.57%) Skype for Business
7 7 (1.22%) CICS
7 7 (1.22%) GeoServer
7 7 (1.22%) SharePoint 2013
8 6 (1.05%) ColdFusion
8 6 (1.05%) SAS
9 5 (0.87%) SharePoint 2010
9 5 (0.87%) Umbraco
10 4 (0.70%) BizTalk Server
10 4 (0.70%) JBoss
10 4 (0.70%) Sitecore CMS
10 4 (0.70%) WebSphere Application Server
11 3 (0.52%) WebLogic
Applications
1 55 (9.62%) MS Excel
2 18 (3.15%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 20 (3.50%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (1.22%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (0.70%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.35%) Oracle BPM
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%) Payment Gateway
5 1 (0.17%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 16 (2.80%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (1.92%) Amazon AWS
3 10 (1.75%) Office 365
4 6 (1.05%) SaaS
5 5 (0.87%) IaaS
6 4 (0.70%) PaaS
7 3 (0.52%) Google Analytics
7 3 (0.52%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.17%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.17%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.17%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 19 (3.32%) Network Security
2 15 (2.62%) DNS
3 14 (2.45%) Firewall
3 14 (2.45%) SAN
4 13 (2.27%) DHCP
5 12 (2.10%) Internet
5 12 (2.10%) NetScaler
5 12 (2.10%) TCP/IP
6 10 (1.75%) VLAN
7 9 (1.57%) HTTP
7 9 (1.57%) WAN
8 8 (1.40%) LAN
9 6 (1.05%) LDAP
9 6 (1.05%) Skype
9 6 (1.05%) SMTP
10 5 (0.87%) FTP
10 5 (0.87%) VoIP
10 5 (0.87%) Wi-Fi
11 3 (0.52%) Cisco Nexus
11 3 (0.52%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 81 (14.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 70 (12.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 53 (9.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 44 (7.69%) SQL Server 2008
5 38 (6.64%) SQL Server 2012
6 32 (5.59%) Data Warehouse
6 32 (5.59%) SQL Server 2014
7 24 (4.20%) Relational Database
8 22 (3.85%) MongoDB
9 20 (3.50%) Big Data
9 20 (3.50%) DB2
9 20 (3.50%) OLAP
9 20 (3.50%) OLAP Cube
10 17 (2.97%) Oracle Database
11 12 (2.10%) SQL Server 2005
12 11 (1.92%) MySQL
13 10 (1.75%) PostgreSQL
14 9 (1.57%) Oracle Database 11g
15 8 (1.40%) NoSQL
15 8 (1.40%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 49 (8.57%) Team Foundation Server
2 44 (7.69%) Visual Studio
3 30 (5.24%) Jenkins
4 19 (3.32%) Talend Open Studio
5 18 (3.15%) Git (software)
6 17 (2.97%) JIRA
7 16 (2.80%) Selenium
8 10 (1.75%) Subversion
9 8 (1.40%) Cucumber
9 8 (1.40%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 7 (1.22%) Mercurial
10 7 (1.22%) Mocha
10 7 (1.22%) Octopus Deploy
11 6 (1.05%) ERwin
11 6 (1.05%) TeamCity
12 5 (0.87%) NUnit
12 5 (0.87%) SpecFlow
13 4 (0.70%) Eclipse
14 3 (0.52%) HP UFT
14 3 (0.52%) Toad
General
1 74 (12.94%) Finance
2 36 (6.29%) Banking
3 17 (2.97%) Retail
4 16 (2.80%) Manufacturing
5 12 (2.10%) Advertising
6 11 (1.92%) Marketing
7 9 (1.57%) Local Government
8 6 (1.05%) Law
9 5 (0.87%) Electronics
9 5 (0.87%) Telecoms
10 4 (0.70%) Pharmaceutical
10 4 (0.70%) Publishing
11 3 (0.52%) Back Office
11 3 (0.52%) Billing
12 2 (0.35%) Corporate Banking
13 1 (0.17%) Legal
13 1 (0.17%) Mandarin Language
Job Titles
1 328 (57.34%) Developer
2 106 (18.53%) .NET Developer
3 95 (16.61%) C# Developer
4 94 (16.43%) SQL Developer
5 76 (13.29%) Analyst
6 58 (10.14%) C# .NET Developer
7 46 (8.04%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
8 43 (7.52%) DBA
9 38 (6.64%) ASP.NET Developer
10 36 (6.29%) SQL Server Developer
11 30 (5.24%) C# ASP.NET Developer
12 25 (4.37%) Business Intelligence Developer
12 25 (4.37%) SQL Analyst
12 25 (4.37%) SQL DBA
13 23 (4.02%) Web Developer
14 21 (3.67%) Architect
14 21 (3.67%) ETL Developer
14 21 (3.67%) Senior Developer
14 21 (3.67%) SSIS Developer
15 20 (3.50%) Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 244 (42.66%) .NET
2 143 (25.00%) ASP.NET
3 94 (16.43%) jQuery
4 90 (15.73%) HTML
5 75 (13.11%) ASP.NET MVC
6 69 (12.06%) CSS
7 55 (9.62%) Web Services
8 50 (8.74%) AngularJS
9 43 (7.52%) WCF
10 34 (5.94%) .NET Framework
11 28 (4.90%) XML
12 26 (4.55%) ASP.NET Web API
12 26 (4.55%) HTML5
13 24 (4.20%) Entity Framework
14 19 (3.32%) ASP.NET Web Forms
15 17 (2.97%) Ajax
15 17 (2.97%) CSS3
16 14 (2.45%) RabbitMQ
17 13 (2.27%) JSON
17 13 (2.27%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 19 (3.32%) Analytical Skills
1 19 (3.32%) Digital Media
2 17 (2.97%) Replication
3 16 (2.80%) Data Centre
4 14 (2.45%) Fat Client
4 14 (2.45%) Thin Client
5 13 (2.27%) iPad
6 12 (2.10%) Computer Science
7 11 (1.92%) Management Information System
8 10 (1.75%) Mainframe
8 10 (1.75%) NHS
9 7 (1.22%) Clustering
9 7 (1.22%) Data Structures
9 7 (1.22%) Mobile App
9 7 (1.22%) Visualisation
10 6 (1.05%) Client/Server
11 5 (0.87%) Driving Licence
12 4 (0.70%) Algorithms
12 4 (0.70%) Data Integration
12 4 (0.70%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 106 (18.53%) Windows
2 66 (11.54%) Windows Server
3 53 (9.27%) Linux
4 41 (7.17%) Windows Server 2012
5 28 (4.90%) Windows Server 2003
6 27 (4.72%) Unix
7 24 (4.20%) Windows Server 2008
8 13 (2.27%) AIX
9 6 (1.05%) CentOS
9 6 (1.05%) Solaris
9 6 (1.05%) Windows 10
10 3 (0.52%) Windows 7
11 2 (0.35%) HPUX
12 1 (0.17%) Android
12 1 (0.17%) Embedded Linux
12 1 (0.17%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.17%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.17%) Windows Mobile
12 1 (0.17%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 150 (26.22%) Agile Software Development
2 149 (26.05%) MVC
3 90 (15.73%) ETL
4 85 (14.86%) Business Intelligence
5 63 (11.01%) Web Development
6 55 (9.62%) TDD
7 54 (9.44%) Migration
8 40 (6.99%) CRM
8 40 (6.99%) Scrum
9 33 (5.77%) E-Commerce
9 33 (5.77%) Performance Tuning
10 31 (5.42%) ERP
11 28 (4.90%) Continuous Integration
11 28 (4.90%) Data Modelling
12 27 (4.72%) Unit Testing
13 26 (4.55%) High Availability
14 25 (4.37%) Data Migration
14 25 (4.37%) ITIL
15 24 (4.20%) Analytics
15 24 (4.20%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 270 (47.20%) SQL
2 206 (36.01%) C#
3 139 (24.30%) JavaScript
4 88 (15.38%) T-SQL
5 63 (11.01%) Java
6 30 (5.24%) PowerShell
7 24 (4.20%) PHP
8 23 (4.02%) VB.NET
9 14 (2.45%) PL/SQL
10 12 (2.10%) VB
11 9 (1.57%) Python
12 7 (1.22%) C++
13 6 (1.05%) CFML
13 6 (1.05%) FQL
13 6 (1.05%) Shell Script
14 5 (0.87%) R
15 4 (0.70%) Ruby
16 2 (0.35%) C
16 2 (0.35%) Delphi
16 2 (0.35%) X++
Qualifications
1 22 (3.85%) Security Cleared
2 15 (2.62%) Degree
2 15 (2.62%) Microsoft Certification
3 12 (2.10%) SC Cleared
4 11 (1.92%) MCSE
5 6 (1.05%) ISEB
6 4 (0.70%) ISTQB
7 3 (0.52%) BPSS Clearance
7 3 (0.52%) CCNA
7 3 (0.52%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (0.52%) DV Cleared
7 3 (0.52%) MCTS
8 2 (0.35%) MCSA
8 2 (0.35%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.17%) CCNP
9 1 (0.17%) CNE
9 1 (0.17%) MCITP
9 1 (0.17%) MCP
9 1 (0.17%) Network+ Certification
9 1 (0.17%) Novell Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (3.85%) QA
2 7 (1.22%) SLA
3 4 (0.70%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.35%) ISO27005
5 1 (0.17%) Data Quality
System Software
1 53 (9.27%) Active Directory
2 22 (3.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (2.62%) Microsoft App-V
3 15 (2.62%) XenApp
4 9 (1.57%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 9 (1.57%) Hyper-V
5 8 (1.40%) Docker
6 6 (1.05%) vSphere
7 5 (0.87%) VMware ESX
8 2 (0.35%) BitLocker
8 2 (0.35%) HDFS
8 2 (0.35%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.17%) EMC RecoverPoint
9 1 (0.17%) Firmware
9 1 (0.17%) Postfix
9 1 (0.17%) Sendmail
9 1 (0.17%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (0.17%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.17%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 13 (2.27%) SCCM
2 9 (1.57%) Tivoli
3 8 (1.40%) SCOM
4 6 (1.05%) HP Quality Center
5 5 (0.87%) vRealize
6 4 (0.70%) Puppet
7 3 (0.52%) BladeLogic
7 3 (0.52%) Failover Clustering
8 2 (0.35%) DameWare
8 2 (0.35%) EMC NetWorker
8 2 (0.35%) NetBackup
8 2 (0.35%) Oracle RMAN
8 2 (0.35%) ServiceCenter
8 2 (0.35%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 2 (0.35%) TADDM
8 2 (0.35%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 2 (0.35%) vMotion
9 1 (0.17%) HP SIM
9 1 (0.17%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 1 (0.17%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 171 (29.90%) Microsoft
2 94 (16.43%) Oracle
3 60 (10.49%) VMware
4 32 (5.59%) Citrix
5 27 (4.72%) Vertica
6 26 (4.55%) HP
7 20 (3.50%) AppSense
8 19 (3.32%) Talend
9 16 (2.80%) SAP
10 15 (2.62%) IBM
11 13 (2.27%) Cisco
11 13 (2.27%) Wyse
12 12 (2.10%) Tableau
13 9 (1.57%) Sitecore
14 8 (1.40%) Sybase
15 6 (1.05%) ServiceNow
16 5 (0.87%) Telerik
16 5 (0.87%) TIBCO
17 4 (0.70%) EPiServer
17 4 (0.70%) Teradata
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