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 16 September 2014 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 9 7 6
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -1
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 325 336 397
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 10.24% 11.29% 11.62%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 44.70% 53.42% 49.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 221 183 219
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £388 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 12 29
Average hourly rate £21.00 £25.25 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.83% +17.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £11.65 £12.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £62.54 £40.57 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £26.75
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +2.80%
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
727 629 803
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 22.90% 21.14% 23.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 448 335 442
Average daily rate £338 £325 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% +4.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £420 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £330
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +4.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 15 34
Average hourly rate £67.00 £32.50 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+106.15% +47.72%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
- -3.22%

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 16 September 2014.

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 16 September 2014.

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 16 September 2014. 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 +1 147 £320 +4.91% 145
Cheshire -1 73 £325 +4.00% 67
Lancashire -8 49 £359 +30.45% 20
Merseyside +4 46 £350 +12.00% 40
Cumbria -6 3 £400 -6.54%
SQL Server
England

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, 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.

1 305 (49.19%) SQL
2 268 (43.23%) .NET
3 224 (36.13%) C#
4 172 (27.74%) SQL Server 2008
5 165 (26.61%) Microsoft
6 135 (21.77%) ASP.NET
7 129 (20.81%) T-SQL
8 125 (20.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 117 (18.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 114 (18.39%) Oracle
11 113 (18.23%) Finance
12 110 (17.74%) HTML
13 109 (17.58%) Windows
14 103 (16.61%) JavaScript
15 94 (15.16%) Business Intelligence
16 93 (15.00%) CSS
17 92 (14.84%) SharePoint
17 92 (14.84%) MVC
18 90 (14.52%) MS Excel
18 90 (14.52%) Agile Software Development
19 88 (14.19%) Data Warehouse
20 87 (14.03%) Web Services
21 79 (12.74%) Migration
22 71 (11.45%) WCF
23 70 (11.29%) SQL Server 2005
24 67 (10.81%) jQuery
25 62 (10.00%) .NET Framework
25 62 (10.00%) ETL
26 58 (9.35%) SQL Server 2012
27 57 (9.19%) IIS

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

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, 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 92 (14.84%) SharePoint
2 57 (9.19%) IIS
3 32 (5.16%) SharePoint 2010
4 23 (3.71%) MS Exchange
4 23 (3.71%) Umbraco
5 21 (3.39%) Exchange Server 2010
6 20 (3.23%) Tomcat
7 19 (3.06%) CMS
8 16 (2.58%) Exchange Server 2003
8 16 (2.58%) WebLogic
8 16 (2.58%) Exchange Server 2007
9 13 (2.10%) WebSphere
10 12 (1.94%) BizTalk Server
11 10 (1.61%) Apache
12 8 (1.29%) WebLogic Integration
13 7 (1.13%) MS Project Server
13 7 (1.13%) SharePoint 2013
14 6 (0.97%) MQSeries
15 5 (0.81%) Escenic
15 5 (0.81%) Adobe CQ
Applications
1 90 (14.52%) MS Excel
2 13 (2.10%) MS Office
3 10 (1.61%) MS Project
4 7 (1.13%) InfoPath
5 3 (0.48%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (0.48%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.16%) Fireworks
6 1 (0.16%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 13 (2.10%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (1.61%) Oracle EBS R12
2 10 (1.61%) Oracle Payables
3 9 (1.45%) Oracle 11i
3 9 (1.45%) Oracle EBS
3 9 (1.45%) Oracle Applications
4 8 (1.29%) Oracle General Ledger
5 7 (1.13%) Oracle Receivables
5 7 (1.13%) Oracle Assets
6 5 (0.81%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 4 (0.65%) Academy Housing
7 4 (0.65%) Dynamics NAV
8 3 (0.48%) Cognos Business Intelligence
9 2 (0.32%) Dynamics AX
9 2 (0.32%) SAP CRM
9 2 (0.32%) Maximo
9 2 (0.32%) Cognos TM1
10 1 (0.16%) ResourceLink
10 1 (0.16%) arcHouse
Cloud Services
1 4 (0.65%) Office 365
2 3 (0.48%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.32%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.16%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.16%) SaaS
4 1 (0.16%) GitHub
4 1 (0.16%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 22 (3.55%) TCP/IP
1 22 (3.55%) DNS
2 12 (1.94%) FTP
2 12 (1.94%) Firewall
3 9 (1.45%) SAN
4 8 (1.29%) Intranet
4 8 (1.29%) LDAP
5 6 (0.97%) LAN
5 6 (0.97%) WAN
5 6 (0.97%) Internet
6 5 (0.81%) DHCP
7 4 (0.65%) HTTP
8 3 (0.48%) VoIP
8 3 (0.48%) Cisco ASA
8 3 (0.48%) NAS
8 3 (0.48%) PuTTY
9 2 (0.32%) Cisco Nexus
9 2 (0.32%) Wi-Fi
9 2 (0.32%) VLAN
10 1 (0.16%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 172 (27.74%) SQL Server 2008
2 125 (20.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 117 (18.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 88 (14.19%) Data Warehouse
5 70 (11.29%) SQL Server 2005
6 58 (9.35%) SQL Server 2012
7 53 (8.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 47 (7.58%) Oracle Database
9 28 (4.52%) Relational Database
10 23 (3.71%) MS Access
11 20 (3.23%) Oracle Database 10g
12 18 (2.90%) SQL Server 2000
13 14 (2.26%) QlikView
13 14 (2.26%) Oracle Database 11g
14 12 (1.94%) RDBMS
14 12 (1.94%) MySQL
14 12 (1.94%) OLAP
15 10 (1.61%) DB2
16 9 (1.45%) PowerCenter
16 9 (1.45%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 53 (8.55%) Visual Studio
2 36 (5.81%) Team Foundation Server
3 16 (2.58%) NUnit
4 15 (2.42%) ERwin
5 14 (2.26%) Toad
6 11 (1.77%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 9 (1.45%) Rational Rose
8 7 (1.13%) MSTest
9 6 (0.97%) Talend Open Studio
10 5 (0.81%) TeamCity
10 5 (0.81%) JIRA
11 4 (0.65%) Mercurial
12 3 (0.48%) Git (software)
12 3 (0.48%) Oracle Forms
12 3 (0.48%) LoadRunner
13 2 (0.32%) ReSharper
13 2 (0.32%) JMeter
13 2 (0.32%) Subversion
13 2 (0.32%) SpecFlow
14 1 (0.16%) Bitbucket
General
1 113 (18.23%) Finance
2 24 (3.87%) Banking
3 19 (3.06%) Retail
4 13 (2.10%) Manufacturing
4 13 (2.10%) Marketing
5 11 (1.77%) Back Office
6 9 (1.45%) Telecoms
7 7 (1.13%) General Ledger
8 5 (0.81%) Local Government
8 5 (0.81%) Electronics
9 3 (0.48%) Pharmaceutical
9 3 (0.48%) Legal
10 2 (0.32%) Aerospace
10 2 (0.32%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.16%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.16%) Advertising
11 1 (0.16%) Games
Job Titles
1 336 (54.19%) Developer
2 115 (18.55%) .NET Developer
3 85 (13.71%) Analyst
4 68 (10.97%) C# Developer
5 51 (8.23%) SQL Developer
6 50 (8.06%) DBA
7 45 (7.26%) C# .NET Developer
8 44 (7.10%) SQL DBA
9 30 (4.84%) Consultant
10 29 (4.68%) Business Intelligence Developer
11 27 (4.35%) Data Analyst
12 26 (4.19%) ASP.NET Developer
13 22 (3.55%) C# ASP.NET Developer
14 21 (3.39%) Software Developer
15 20 (3.23%) Web Developer
15 20 (3.23%) Administrator
16 17 (2.74%) Senior Developer
17 15 (2.42%) Architect
18 14 (2.26%) SQL Server DBA
18 14 (2.26%) SharePoint Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 268 (43.23%) .NET
2 135 (21.77%) ASP.NET
3 110 (17.74%) HTML
4 93 (15.00%) CSS
5 87 (14.03%) Web Services
6 71 (11.45%) WCF
7 67 (10.81%) jQuery
8 62 (10.00%) .NET Framework
9 53 (8.55%) XML
10 45 (7.26%) HTML5
11 41 (6.61%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 40 (6.45%) ASP.NET MVC
13 36 (5.81%) WPF
13 36 (5.81%) WinForms
14 32 (5.16%) Ajax
15 25 (4.03%) LINQ
15 25 (4.03%) CSS3
16 19 (3.06%) XSLT
17 18 (2.90%) SOAP
17 18 (2.90%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 48 (7.74%) NHS
2 43 (6.94%) Analytical Skills
3 28 (4.52%) Clustering
4 17 (2.74%) Replication
4 17 (2.74%) N-Tier
5 13 (2.10%) Management Information System
6 11 (1.77%) Data Extraction
7 10 (1.61%) PKI
8 7 (1.13%) Mainframe
9 5 (0.81%) DTV
9 5 (0.81%) Data Integration
10 4 (0.65%) Visualisation
10 4 (0.65%) RIA
11 3 (0.48%) Open Source
11 3 (0.48%) User Experience
11 3 (0.48%) GIS
11 3 (0.48%) Informatics
12 2 (0.32%) Economics
12 2 (0.32%) CESG
12 2 (0.32%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 109 (17.58%) Windows
2 54 (8.71%) Windows Server 2008
3 46 (7.42%) Windows Server 2003
4 32 (5.16%) Windows Server 2012
5 27 (4.35%) Linux
6 25 (4.03%) UNIX
7 13 (2.10%) HPUX
8 11 (1.77%) SUSE
9 7 (1.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 6 (0.97%) AIX
11 4 (0.65%) Solaris
12 2 (0.32%) Fedora
12 2 (0.32%) Windows 7
12 2 (0.32%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.16%) Windows XP
13 1 (0.16%) NetWare
13 1 (0.16%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 94 (15.16%) Business Intelligence
2 92 (14.84%) MVC
3 90 (14.52%) Agile Software Development
4 79 (12.74%) Migration
5 62 (10.00%) ETL
6 47 (7.58%) OO
7 41 (6.61%) Performance Tuning
8 40 (6.45%) Data Migration
9 39 (6.29%) Data Modelling
10 36 (5.81%) TDD
11 34 (5.48%) Scrum
12 29 (4.68%) Data Analysis
13 28 (4.52%) Data Cleansing
13 28 (4.52%) Mentoring
14 27 (4.35%) OOD
15 22 (3.55%) Software Engineering
15 22 (3.55%) Business Analysis
16 21 (3.39%) CRM
17 20 (3.23%) Web Development
17 20 (3.23%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 305 (49.19%) SQL
2 224 (36.13%) C#
3 129 (20.81%) T-SQL
4 103 (16.61%) JavaScript
5 54 (8.71%) VB
6 37 (5.97%) PL/SQL
7 24 (3.87%) Java
8 21 (3.39%) VBA
8 21 (3.39%) VB6
8 21 (3.39%) PowerShell
9 17 (2.74%) VB.NET
10 14 (2.26%) Shell Script
10 14 (2.26%) VBScript
11 12 (1.94%) C++
12 8 (1.29%) FoxPro (VFP)
13 6 (0.97%) XAML
14 5 (0.81%) Scala
15 4 (0.65%) C
16 3 (0.48%) Perl
17 2 (0.32%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 28 (4.52%) Microsoft Certification
2 27 (4.35%) Degree
3 24 (3.87%) MCSE
4 15 (2.42%) MCITP
5 14 (2.26%) Security Cleared
5 14 (2.26%) MCTS
6 13 (2.10%) SC Cleared
7 9 (1.45%) ISEB
8 8 (1.29%) ISEB Practitioner
8 8 (1.29%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 8 (1.29%) ISTQB
9 6 (0.97%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 6 (0.97%) ITIL Certification
10 5 (0.81%) MCP
11 3 (0.48%) PMP
11 3 (0.48%) PMI Certification
11 3 (0.48%) DV Cleared
12 2 (0.32%) OCAJ
12 2 (0.32%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 2 (0.32%) OCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (3.06%) QA
2 11 (1.77%) HL7
3 4 (0.65%) Basel III
4 2 (0.32%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.32%) SLA
4 2 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.16%) COBIT
5 1 (0.16%) Data Quality
System Software
1 50 (8.06%) Active Directory
2 15 (2.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (0.97%) VMware ESX
4 4 (0.65%) Hyper-V
4 4 (0.65%) XenServer
5 3 (0.48%) vSphere
5 3 (0.48%) Terminal Services
5 3 (0.48%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.16%) LiteSpeed
6 1 (0.16%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.16%) Novell eDirectory
6 1 (0.16%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 14 (2.26%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (0.97%) SCCM
2 6 (0.97%) SCOM
3 4 (0.65%) Tivoli
4 3 (0.48%) Unicenter
5 2 (0.32%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.16%) Novell Identity Manager
6 1 (0.16%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.16%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.16%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 165 (26.61%) Microsoft
2 114 (18.39%) Oracle
3 25 (4.03%) VMware
4 21 (3.39%) HP
5 14 (2.26%) SAP
5 14 (2.26%) TIBCO
6 13 (2.10%) Sybase
6 13 (2.10%) Cyber-Ark
7 11 (1.77%) CA
8 10 (1.61%) Sage
8 10 (1.61%) Cisco
9 9 (1.45%) Informatica
10 8 (1.29%) Red Hat
11 7 (1.13%) IBM
12 6 (0.97%) Business Objects
12 6 (0.97%) JBoss
12 6 (0.97%) Cognos
12 6 (0.97%) Tableau
12 6 (0.97%) Talend
13 5 (0.81%) Citrix
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