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 30 March 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
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 17 15 6
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -9
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 282 252 256
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 7.74% 8.80% 11.04%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 35.97% 43.83% 43.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 164 140 115
Average daily rate
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£325 £325 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £215 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £468 £425 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 10 16
Average hourly rate £25.00 £32.00 £27.48
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.87% +16.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £15.95 £11.79
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.00 £42.50 £37.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £30.88 £28.00
% change year-on-year
+13.36% +10.26%
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
784 575 593
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 21.51% 20.08% 25.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 449 329 307
Average daily rate £400 £330 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.21% +1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £221 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 16 19
Average hourly rate £42.50 £33.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.78% +32.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £16.50 £11.79
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.09 £121.20 £46.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +25.00%

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 30 March 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 30 March 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 30 March 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 -2 130 £325 - 154
Cheshire +3 66 £325 -7.14% 76
Lancashire +4 32 £313 +13.63% 19
Merseyside -4 26 £300 +8.59% 36
Cumbria -1 12 - - 2
SQL Server
England

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 March 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.

1 270 (47.45%) SQL
2 232 (40.77%) .NET
3 214 (37.61%) C#
4 189 (33.22%) Microsoft
5 143 (25.13%) ASP.NET
6 126 (22.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 123 (21.62%) MVC
8 122 (21.44%) JavaScript
9 118 (20.74%) Windows
10 115 (20.21%) SQL Server 2008
11 110 (19.33%) Oracle
12 105 (18.45%) T-SQL
13 104 (18.28%) HTML
14 101 (17.75%) Business Intelligence
15 100 (17.57%) CSS
16 94 (16.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 91 (15.99%) Agile Software Development
18 82 (14.41%) jQuery
18 82 (14.41%) Visual Studio
19 75 (13.18%) Data Warehouse
19 75 (13.18%) Migration
20 72 (12.65%) Finance
21 66 (11.60%) Web Services
22 65 (11.42%) ASP.NET MVC
23 61 (10.72%) XML
24 58 (10.19%) ETL
25 57 (10.02%) SQL Server Analysis Services
26 56 (9.84%) .NET Framework
27 55 (9.67%) MS Excel
28 53 (9.31%) IIS

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

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 53 (9.31%) IIS
2 37 (6.50%) SharePoint
3 25 (4.39%) NetWeaver
4 21 (3.69%) MS Exchange
5 17 (2.99%) BizTalk Server
5 17 (2.99%) CMS
5 17 (2.99%) Umbraco
6 14 (2.46%) SharePoint 2010
7 13 (2.28%) MQSeries
8 7 (1.23%) Apache
8 7 (1.23%) Orchard CMS
9 6 (1.05%) Exchange Server 2010
9 6 (1.05%) WebLogic
9 6 (1.05%) WebSphere
10 5 (0.88%) Apache Solr
10 5 (0.88%) Apache Spark
11 4 (0.70%) Documentum
12 3 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2007
12 3 (0.53%) Drupal
12 3 (0.53%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 55 (9.67%) MS Excel
2 9 (1.58%) Mingle
3 8 (1.41%) PowerPivot
4 7 (1.23%) MS PowerPoint
5 6 (1.05%) InfoPath
5 6 (1.05%) MS Office
6 4 (0.70%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.18%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 11 (1.93%) SAP SRM
2 9 (1.58%) Dynamics CRM
3 8 (1.41%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 5 (0.88%) Dynamics AX
5 4 (0.70%) Oracle EBS
5 4 (0.70%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 3 (0.53%) ResourceLink
7 2 (0.35%) Maximo
7 2 (0.35%) Cognos TM1
7 2 (0.35%) Oracle Payables
8 1 (0.18%) Dynamics NAV
8 1 (0.18%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 5 (0.88%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (0.70%) SaaS
3 3 (0.53%) Office 365
3 3 (0.53%) SuccessFactors
4 2 (0.35%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.18%) PaaS
5 1 (0.18%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (0.18%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 29 (5.10%) Firewall
2 28 (4.92%) SAN
3 20 (3.51%) NAS
3 20 (3.51%) Fibre Channel
4 16 (2.81%) iSCSI
4 16 (2.81%) WAN
5 13 (2.28%) Wireless
5 13 (2.28%) Internet
6 12 (2.11%) MPLS
6 12 (2.11%) OSPF
6 12 (2.11%) BGP
6 12 (2.11%) EIGRP
6 12 (2.11%) Cisco ASA
6 12 (2.11%) VPLS
6 12 (2.11%) LAN
6 12 (2.11%) DMZ
6 12 (2.11%) HTTP
7 7 (1.23%) Intranet
8 5 (0.88%) VLAN
9 4 (0.70%) Spanning Tree
Database & Business Intelligence
1 126 (22.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 115 (20.21%) SQL Server 2008
3 94 (16.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 75 (13.18%) Data Warehouse
5 57 (10.02%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 51 (8.96%) SQL Server 2012
7 40 (7.03%) Oracle Database
8 32 (5.62%) SQL Server 2005
9 22 (3.87%) QlikView
10 15 (2.64%) RavenDB
11 14 (2.46%) SAP HANA
11 14 (2.46%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 13 (2.28%) Oracle Database 11g
12 13 (2.28%) BusinessObjects
12 13 (2.28%) Relational Database
13 12 (2.11%) SAP BW
14 11 (1.93%) MS Access
14 11 (1.93%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
15 9 (1.58%) DTS
16 8 (1.41%) DB2
Development Applications
1 82 (14.41%) Visual Studio
2 33 (5.80%) Team Foundation Server
3 27 (4.75%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 11 (1.93%) Git (software)
4 11 (1.93%) NUnit
5 7 (1.23%) Subversion
6 5 (0.88%) JIRA
6 5 (0.88%) Toad
7 4 (0.70%) JMeter
7 4 (0.70%) Moq
8 3 (0.53%) FxCop
8 3 (0.53%) StyleCop
8 3 (0.53%) MSTest
8 3 (0.53%) Jenkins
8 3 (0.53%) ERwin
8 3 (0.53%) Eclipse
8 3 (0.53%) Oracle APEX
8 3 (0.53%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 2 (0.35%) Selenium
9 2 (0.35%) MSI
General
1 72 (12.65%) Finance
2 23 (4.04%) Retail
3 19 (3.34%) Banking
4 17 (2.99%) Telecoms
5 9 (1.58%) Back Office
6 6 (1.05%) Marketing
7 5 (0.88%) Manufacturing
8 3 (0.53%) Electronics
9 2 (0.35%) Legal
9 2 (0.35%) Billing
10 1 (0.18%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.18%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.18%) Publishing
10 1 (0.18%) Games
10 1 (0.18%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 328 (57.64%) Developer
2 114 (20.04%) .NET Developer
3 87 (15.29%) SQL Developer
4 59 (10.37%) C# Developer
5 52 (9.14%) Analyst
6 46 (8.08%) Architect
7 39 (6.85%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 38 (6.68%) C# .NET Developer
9 37 (6.50%) ASP.NET Developer
10 27 (4.75%) DBA
11 24 (4.22%) C# ASP.NET Developer
12 23 (4.04%) Consultant
12 23 (4.04%) SQL DBA
13 21 (3.69%) Senior Developer
14 20 (3.51%) SQL Server Developer
15 16 (2.81%) Administrator
16 15 (2.64%) Data Analyst
17 14 (2.46%) Business Developer
18 13 (2.28%) Technical Architect
18 13 (2.28%) SAP Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 232 (40.77%) .NET
2 143 (25.13%) ASP.NET
3 104 (18.28%) HTML
4 100 (17.57%) CSS
5 82 (14.41%) jQuery
6 66 (11.60%) Web Services
7 65 (11.42%) ASP.NET MVC
8 61 (10.72%) XML
9 56 (9.84%) .NET Framework
10 45 (7.91%) WCF
11 43 (7.56%) Entity Framework
12 32 (5.62%) HTML5
13 31 (5.45%) LINQ
14 28 (4.92%) CSS3
15 23 (4.04%) REST
16 20 (3.51%) Ajax
17 17 (2.99%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 16 (2.81%) ASP.NET MVC 3
18 16 (2.81%) RESTful
19 15 (2.64%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 50 (8.79%) Analytical Skills
2 45 (7.91%) NHS
3 25 (4.39%) Replication
4 22 (3.87%) Clustering
5 15 (2.64%) Enterprise Software
5 15 (2.64%) Celerra
6 13 (2.28%) Management Information System
7 12 (2.11%) N-Tier
7 12 (2.11%) Open Source
8 11 (1.93%) Computer Science
9 9 (1.58%) Data Integration
10 6 (1.05%) Data Structures
11 5 (0.88%) Mobile App
11 5 (0.88%) Life Science
11 5 (0.88%) Mainframe
12 4 (0.70%) Visualisation
12 4 (0.70%) User Experience
12 4 (0.70%) Reference Data
13 3 (0.53%) DTV
13 3 (0.53%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 118 (20.74%) Windows
2 43 (7.56%) UNIX
3 42 (7.38%) Windows Server 2012
4 37 (6.50%) Windows Server 2008
5 27 (4.75%) Linux
6 20 (3.51%) Solaris
7 14 (2.46%) Windows Server 2003
8 12 (2.11%) Windows 7
9 6 (1.05%) HPUX
9 6 (1.05%) Android
10 4 (0.70%) Apple iOS
10 4 (0.70%) Windows Mobile
11 2 (0.35%) SUSE
11 2 (0.35%) Windows XP
11 2 (0.35%) Windows CE
12 1 (0.18%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.18%) Windows Vista
12 1 (0.18%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.18%) Windows Phone 7
12 1 (0.18%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 123 (21.62%) MVC
2 101 (17.75%) Business Intelligence
3 91 (15.99%) Agile Software Development
4 75 (13.18%) Migration
5 58 (10.19%) ETL
6 38 (6.68%) TDD
7 37 (6.50%) OO
8 33 (5.80%) Scrum
9 30 (5.27%) Disaster Recovery
9 30 (5.27%) Data Modelling
10 29 (5.10%) SOA
11 27 (4.75%) Technical Architecture
11 27 (4.75%) Web Development
12 23 (4.04%) Data Analysis
13 22 (3.87%) Data Migration
13 22 (3.87%) Mentoring
14 21 (3.69%) ERP
15 17 (2.99%) Workflow
15 17 (2.99%) Continuous Integration
15 17 (2.99%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 270 (47.45%) SQL
2 214 (37.61%) C#
3 122 (21.44%) JavaScript
4 105 (18.45%) T-SQL
5 23 (4.04%) Java
6 19 (3.34%) PL/SQL
6 19 (3.34%) VB
7 15 (2.64%) VB.NET
7 15 (2.64%) XPath
8 13 (2.28%) VBA
8 13 (2.28%) PowerShell
9 10 (1.76%) Ruby
9 10 (1.76%) PHP
10 9 (1.58%) XQuery
11 8 (1.41%) Python
12 6 (1.05%) VBScript
13 4 (0.70%) Perl
14 3 (0.53%) C
14 3 (0.53%) Shell Script
14 3 (0.53%) FoxPro (VFP)
Qualifications
1 52 (9.14%) Security Cleared
2 38 (6.68%) SC Cleared
3 20 (3.51%) Degree
4 5 (0.88%) ISEB
4 5 (0.88%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (0.70%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (0.70%) CCNA
6 3 (0.53%) ISTQB
6 3 (0.53%) DV Cleared
7 2 (0.35%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 2 (0.35%) ISEB Practitioner
8 1 (0.18%) MCTS
8 1 (0.18%) MCITP
8 1 (0.18%) Oracle Certification
8 1 (0.18%) HNC
8 1 (0.18%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (2.11%) QA
2 4 (0.70%) Data Quality
3 3 (0.53%) SLA
4 2 (0.35%) HL7
5 1 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 47 (8.26%) Active Directory
2 42 (7.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (3.69%) Hyper-V
4 20 (3.51%) VMware ESX
5 16 (2.81%) Terminal Services
6 15 (2.64%) EMC RecoverPoint
7 9 (1.58%) XenApp
8 4 (0.70%) vSphere
8 4 (0.70%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.18%) iptables
9 1 (0.18%) Samba
9 1 (0.18%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.18%) NFS
Systems Management
1 6 (1.05%) Puppet
2 4 (0.70%) Cisco Prime
2 4 (0.70%) EMC NetWorker
2 4 (0.70%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (0.53%) SCCM
3 3 (0.53%) SCOM
3 3 (0.53%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (0.53%) Oracle RMAN
4 2 (0.35%) Ansible
4 2 (0.35%) Salt
4 2 (0.35%) Data Guard
5 1 (0.18%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 1 (0.18%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.18%) MOM
5 1 (0.18%) Nagios
5 1 (0.18%) Opsview
5 1 (0.18%) WSUS
5 1 (0.18%) Oozie
Vendors
1 189 (33.22%) Microsoft
2 110 (19.33%) Oracle
3 51 (8.96%) VMware
4 34 (5.98%) SAP
4 34 (5.98%) Citrix
5 25 (4.39%) Business Objects
6 21 (3.69%) Cisco
7 17 (2.99%) EMC
8 15 (2.64%) Cognos
9 14 (2.46%) CheckPoint
10 12 (2.11%) Nortel
10 12 (2.11%) HP
10 12 (2.11%) SolarWinds
11 10 (1.76%) NetApp
12 9 (1.58%) Sybase
13 8 (1.41%) Teradata
14 7 (1.23%) TIBCO
14 7 (1.23%) Twitter
15 6 (1.05%) Nintex
15 6 (1.05%) IBM
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