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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 19 9 7
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -2
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 253 274 306
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 6.86% 9.14% 12.30%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 30.82% 44.84% 54.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 178 158 164
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£339 £325 £311
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.23% +4.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £264 £239 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £443 £410 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 4 4
Average hourly rate £19.50 £16.53 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.96% -47.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £10.82 £23.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.20 £33.40 £37.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £23.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+3.26% -8.00%
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
821 611 562
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 22.27% 20.37% 22.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 523 329 295
Average daily rate £375 £340 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.29% +4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £470 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 13 10
Average hourly rate £33.00 £23.15 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+42.54% -42.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £11.10 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.75 £46.00 £58.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%

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 3 July 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 3 July 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 3 July 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 -9 104 £328 +0.76% 179
Cheshire -10 67 £360 +5.88% 71
Lancashire +11 32 £425 +8.97% 32
Merseyside -3 24 £306 -23.43% 23
Cumbria -17 1 £505 +26.25% 4
SQL Server
England

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 3 July 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.

1 297 (55.00%) SQL
2 180 (33.33%) .NET
3 172 (31.85%) Microsoft
4 166 (30.74%) C#
5 160 (29.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 131 (24.26%) T-SQL
7 126 (23.33%) SQL Server 2008
8 121 (22.41%) ASP.NET
9 120 (22.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 105 (19.44%) Windows
11 102 (18.89%) Oracle
12 99 (18.33%) Business Intelligence
13 84 (15.56%) JavaScript
14 82 (15.19%) Agile Software Development
15 78 (14.44%) Finance
16 77 (14.26%) MVC
17 76 (14.07%) Data Warehouse
18 71 (13.15%) ETL
18 71 (13.15%) HTML
18 71 (13.15%) Migration
19 69 (12.78%) Visual Studio
20 67 (12.41%) CSS
21 65 (12.04%) SQL Server 2012
22 63 (11.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
23 59 (10.93%) Web Services
24 57 (10.56%) MS Excel
25 54 (10.00%) .NET Framework
26 51 (9.44%) jQuery
27 50 (9.26%) WCF
27 50 (9.26%) XML

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

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 43 (7.96%) IIS
2 37 (6.85%) SharePoint
3 25 (4.63%) BizTalk Server
4 20 (3.70%) MS Exchange
5 19 (3.52%) NetWeaver
6 14 (2.59%) WebSphere
6 14 (2.59%) SharePoint 2010
7 12 (2.22%) MQSeries
8 11 (2.04%) Umbraco
9 10 (1.85%) CMS
10 8 (1.48%) Tomcat
10 8 (1.48%) SharePoint 2013
11 5 (0.93%) Node.js
12 4 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2010
12 4 (0.74%) WebLogic
12 4 (0.74%) IBM Notes
12 4 (0.74%) Apache
13 3 (0.56%) JBoss
13 3 (0.56%) Oracle Workflow
13 3 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 57 (10.56%) MS Excel
2 14 (2.59%) MS Office
3 9 (1.67%) Spreadsheet
4 6 (1.11%) MS PowerPoint
5 5 (0.93%) PowerPivot
6 4 (0.74%) MS Visio
7 2 (0.37%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.37%) InfoPath
8 1 (0.19%) Mingle
8 1 (0.19%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 8 (1.48%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 7 (1.30%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (1.30%) Dynamics AX
3 6 (1.11%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 5 (0.93%) SAP SRM
5 4 (0.74%) SAP HCM
6 1 (0.19%) Oracle Payables
6 1 (0.19%) Orchard Housing
6 1 (0.19%) Aareon QL
6 1 (0.19%) OPENHousing
6 1 (0.19%) MIS ActiveH
6 1 (0.19%) Northgate Housing
6 1 (0.19%) ResourceLink
6 1 (0.19%) Academy Housing
6 1 (0.19%) arcHouse
Cloud Services
1 5 (0.93%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (0.74%) PaaS
2 4 (0.74%) Office 365
2 4 (0.74%) SuccessFactors
3 3 (0.56%) IaaS
3 3 (0.56%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.37%) Google Analytics
4 2 (0.37%) SaaS
5 1 (0.19%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (0.19%) Google Drive
Communications & Networking
1 20 (3.70%) SAN
2 19 (3.52%) Firewall
3 15 (2.78%) HTTP
4 14 (2.59%) WAN
5 12 (2.22%) Internet
6 11 (2.04%) NAS
7 9 (1.67%) iSCSI
7 9 (1.67%) Fibre Channel
7 9 (1.67%) Wireless
8 8 (1.48%) VPLS
8 8 (1.48%) DMZ
8 8 (1.48%) MPLS
8 8 (1.48%) OSPF
8 8 (1.48%) BGP
8 8 (1.48%) EIGRP
8 8 (1.48%) Cisco ASA
9 7 (1.30%) LAN
9 7 (1.30%) DNS
10 6 (1.11%) SMTP
11 4 (0.74%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 160 (29.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 126 (23.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 120 (22.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 76 (14.07%) Data Warehouse
5 65 (12.04%) SQL Server 2012
6 63 (11.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 33 (6.11%) Oracle Database
8 25 (4.63%) SQL Server 2005
9 21 (3.89%) Relational Database
10 20 (3.70%) QlikView
11 16 (2.96%) OLAP
12 15 (2.78%) DTS
13 14 (2.59%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 14 (2.59%) SAP HANA
14 12 (2.22%) DB2
15 11 (2.04%) MS Access
15 11 (2.04%) SQL Server 2000
16 10 (1.85%) RDBMS
17 9 (1.67%) MySQL
18 8 (1.48%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 69 (12.78%) Visual Studio
2 35 (6.48%) Team Foundation Server
3 18 (3.33%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 8 (1.48%) Git (software)
5 7 (1.30%) Subversion
6 4 (0.74%) NUnit
6 4 (0.74%) Toad
6 4 (0.74%) JMeter
6 4 (0.74%) JIRA
7 3 (0.56%) Octopus Deploy
7 3 (0.56%) Eclipse
7 3 (0.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 3 (0.56%) Visual Studio Team System
7 3 (0.56%) Talend Open Studio
8 2 (0.37%) TestNG
8 2 (0.37%) MorphX
8 2 (0.37%) JUnit
8 2 (0.37%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 2 (0.37%) MSI
8 2 (0.37%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 78 (14.44%) Finance
2 23 (4.26%) Banking
3 19 (3.52%) Retail
4 11 (2.04%) Manufacturing
5 10 (1.85%) Marketing
6 9 (1.67%) Telecoms
7 7 (1.30%) Electronics
8 6 (1.11%) Back Office
9 4 (0.74%) Pharmaceutical
10 3 (0.56%) Advertising
10 3 (0.56%) Legal
11 2 (0.37%) Billing
11 2 (0.37%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.19%) Publishing
12 1 (0.19%) Local Government
12 1 (0.19%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 306 (56.67%) Developer
2 96 (17.78%) SQL Developer
3 88 (16.30%) .NET Developer
4 71 (13.15%) Analyst
5 39 (7.22%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 35 (6.48%) DBA
6 35 (6.48%) C# Developer
7 31 (5.74%) SQL DBA
8 29 (5.37%) Architect
9 27 (5.00%) C# .NET Developer
10 25 (4.63%) Data Analyst
11 22 (4.07%) ASP.NET Developer
11 22 (4.07%) SQL Server Developer
12 17 (3.15%) C# ASP.NET Developer
13 16 (2.96%) Java Developer
13 16 (2.96%) Consultant
14 14 (2.59%) Administrator
14 14 (2.59%) BizTalk Developer
15 13 (2.41%) SAP Architect
15 13 (2.41%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 180 (33.33%) .NET
2 121 (22.41%) ASP.NET
3 71 (13.15%) HTML
4 67 (12.41%) CSS
5 59 (10.93%) Web Services
6 54 (10.00%) .NET Framework
7 51 (9.44%) jQuery
8 50 (9.26%) WCF
8 50 (9.26%) XML
9 39 (7.22%) ASP.NET MVC
10 34 (6.30%) Entity Framework
11 22 (4.07%) HTML5
12 20 (3.70%) REST
13 17 (3.15%) CSS3
14 15 (2.78%) Ajax
15 14 (2.59%) Middleware
16 13 (2.41%) MDX
17 12 (2.22%) JSON
17 12 (2.22%) WinForms
17 12 (2.22%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 38 (7.04%) Analytical Skills
2 25 (4.63%) NHS
3 23 (4.26%) Replication
4 17 (3.15%) Clustering
5 16 (2.96%) N-Tier
5 16 (2.96%) Data Centre
6 11 (2.04%) Data Structures
7 9 (1.67%) Enterprise Software
8 8 (1.48%) EMC VNX
8 8 (1.48%) Celerra
8 8 (1.48%) Management Information System
9 7 (1.30%) DTV
10 6 (1.11%) Mainframe
11 5 (0.93%) Mobile App
12 4 (0.74%) Data Integration
12 4 (0.74%) Computer Science
13 3 (0.56%) Tandem
13 3 (0.56%) Inversion of Control
13 3 (0.56%) User Experience
14 2 (0.37%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 105 (19.44%) Windows
2 42 (7.78%) Windows Server 2012
3 34 (6.30%) UNIX
4 32 (5.93%) Linux
5 29 (5.37%) Windows Server 2008
6 13 (2.41%) Windows Server 2003
7 11 (2.04%) Solaris
8 5 (0.93%) Android
9 3 (0.56%) Windows CE
9 3 (0.56%) Apple iOS
10 2 (0.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (0.37%) Windows 7
10 2 (0.37%) HPUX
10 2 (0.37%) SUSE
10 2 (0.37%) Windows Mobile
11 1 (0.19%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.19%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.19%) Windows Phone 7
11 1 (0.19%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.19%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 99 (18.33%) Business Intelligence
2 82 (15.19%) Agile Software Development
3 77 (14.26%) MVC
4 71 (13.15%) Migration
4 71 (13.15%) ETL
5 35 (6.48%) Data Analysis
6 29 (5.37%) Disaster Recovery
7 28 (5.19%) TDD
8 27 (5.00%) Data Migration
9 26 (4.81%) OO
9 26 (4.81%) ERP
10 22 (4.07%) ITIL
10 22 (4.07%) Scrum
10 22 (4.07%) SDLC
11 21 (3.89%) OOP
12 20 (3.70%) SOA
13 19 (3.52%) Data Modelling
14 18 (3.33%) Unit Testing
14 18 (3.33%) Performance Tuning
15 17 (3.15%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 297 (55.00%) SQL
2 166 (30.74%) C#
3 131 (24.26%) T-SQL
4 84 (15.56%) JavaScript
5 34 (6.30%) Java
6 26 (4.81%) VB
7 18 (3.33%) PowerShell
8 13 (2.41%) PL/SQL
9 12 (2.22%) VB.NET
10 11 (2.04%) PHP
11 10 (1.85%) VBScript
11 10 (1.85%) Python
11 10 (1.85%) XPath
12 9 (1.67%) XQuery
13 8 (1.48%) VBA
14 5 (0.93%) Ruby
14 5 (0.93%) Perl
15 4 (0.74%) Bash Shell
15 4 (0.74%) X++
16 3 (0.56%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 45 (8.33%) Security Cleared
2 32 (5.93%) SC Cleared
3 15 (2.78%) Degree
4 10 (1.85%) Microsoft Certification
5 6 (1.11%) CCNA
5 6 (1.11%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (0.93%) ISEB
6 5 (0.93%) ITIL Certification
7 4 (0.74%) MCSE
7 4 (0.74%) DV Cleared
8 3 (0.56%) MCSA
8 3 (0.56%) MCITP
8 3 (0.56%) ISTQB
9 2 (0.37%) ISEB Practitioner
9 2 (0.37%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 2 (0.37%) MCTS
9 2 (0.37%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 1 (0.19%) OCAJ
10 1 (0.19%) CCENT
10 1 (0.19%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (3.52%) QA
2 4 (0.74%) HL7
3 2 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.19%) SLA
System Software
1 38 (7.04%) VMware Infrastructure
2 35 (6.48%) Active Directory
3 16 (2.96%) VMware ESX
3 16 (2.96%) Hyper-V
4 10 (1.85%) XenApp
5 9 (1.67%) Terminal Services
6 8 (1.48%) EMC RecoverPoint
7 4 (0.74%) vSphere
7 4 (0.74%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (0.56%) Microsoft App-V
8 3 (0.56%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 3 (0.56%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.19%) Samba
9 1 (0.19%) iptables
9 1 (0.19%) NFS
Systems Management
1 5 (0.93%) SCCM
1 5 (0.93%) SCOM
1 5 (0.93%) Oracle RMAN
2 4 (0.74%) Puppet
2 4 (0.74%) EMC NetWorker
3 3 (0.56%) Hyperic
3 3 (0.56%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 2 (0.37%) Data Guard
4 2 (0.37%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (0.37%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.19%) WSUS
5 1 (0.19%) Opsview
5 1 (0.19%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (0.19%) MOM
5 1 (0.19%) Nagios
5 1 (0.19%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 172 (31.85%) Microsoft
2 102 (18.89%) Oracle
3 44 (8.15%) VMware
4 40 (7.41%) SAP
5 28 (5.19%) Citrix
6 20 (3.70%) Cisco
7 17 (3.15%) Sybase
8 12 (2.22%) IBM
8 12 (2.22%) EMC
9 10 (1.85%) HP
9 10 (1.85%) Business Objects
9 10 (1.85%) CheckPoint
9 10 (1.85%) TIBCO
10 9 (1.67%) Cognos
11 8 (1.48%) Nortel
11 8 (1.48%) NetApp
11 8 (1.48%) Teradata
11 8 (1.48%) SolarWinds
11 8 (1.48%) Twitter
12 6 (1.11%) ServiceNow
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