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 28 September 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
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 10 21 9
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -12
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 360 328 337
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 10.13% 7.30% 10.64%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 39.56% 32.22% 43.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 241 228 225
Median daily rate £350 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £229 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £518 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
- +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 6 6
Median hourly rate £25.00 £38.51 £20.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.08% +90.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.55 £23.12 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £47.25 £57.67
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £31.76 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+25.94% +41.15%
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
910 1018 776
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 25.60% 22.64% 24.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 589 681 473
Median daily rate £375 £415 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.63% +22.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £379 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 19 13
Median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £67.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -40.29%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.32 £33.55 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+8.25% +49.11%

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 28 September 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 28 September 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 28 September 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 +15 190 £350 - 132
Cheshire +12 77 £325 -10.34% 37
Merseyside +4 45 £350 +27.27% 28
Lancashire -6 32 £325 -29.03% 15
Cumbria +14 2 £375 - 3
SQL Server
England

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 September 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.

1 274 (45.44%) SQL
2 257 (42.62%) .NET
3 230 (38.14%) C#
4 171 (28.36%) ASP.NET
5 167 (27.69%) Microsoft
5 167 (27.69%) MVC
6 148 (24.54%) JavaScript
7 145 (24.05%) Agile Software Development
8 131 (21.72%) Windows
9 106 (17.58%) HTML
10 104 (17.25%) Oracle
10 104 (17.25%) Business Intelligence
11 96 (15.92%) ETL
12 91 (15.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 87 (14.43%) jQuery
14 84 (13.93%) T-SQL
14 84 (13.93%) CSS
15 83 (13.76%) ASP.NET MVC
16 79 (13.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 73 (12.11%) Finance
18 72 (11.94%) VMware
19 67 (11.11%) Linux
20 66 (10.95%) MS Excel
21 65 (10.78%) TDD
21 65 (10.78%) Web Development
22 64 (10.61%) Windows Server
23 62 (10.28%) Web Services
24 56 (9.29%) .NET Framework
25 55 (9.12%) Migration
26 54 (8.96%) WCF

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 45 (7.46%) SharePoint
2 22 (3.65%) IIS
2 22 (3.65%) WebSphere
3 18 (2.99%) CMS
4 17 (2.82%) MS Exchange
5 11 (1.82%) WebSphere Application Server
6 10 (1.66%) SAS
7 9 (1.49%) Apache
7 9 (1.49%) SharePoint 2010
8 8 (1.33%) CICS
8 8 (1.33%) Skype for Business
9 7 (1.16%) JBoss
9 7 (1.16%) SharePoint 2013
10 6 (1.00%) ColdFusion
10 6 (1.00%) GlassFish
10 6 (1.00%) WebLogic
11 5 (0.83%) Sitefinity
11 5 (0.83%) Tomcat
11 5 (0.83%) Umbraco
12 3 (0.50%) EPiServer CMS
Applications
1 66 (10.95%) MS Excel
2 14 (2.32%) MS Office
3 5 (0.83%) MS PowerPoint
3 5 (0.83%) MS Project
4 1 (0.17%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 7 (1.16%) Dynamics AX
1 7 (1.16%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.66%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (0.50%) SAP BPC
4 2 (0.33%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.17%) Infor M3
5 1 (0.17%) nopCommerce
5 1 (0.17%) Oracle BPM
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 15 (2.49%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (2.32%) Office 365
3 10 (1.66%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (0.50%) Amazon S3
4 3 (0.50%) Google Analytics
4 3 (0.50%) Google Cloud Platform
4 3 (0.50%) SaaS
5 2 (0.33%) Amazon EMR
5 2 (0.33%) AWS Lambda
5 2 (0.33%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (0.33%) IaaS
5 2 (0.33%) PaaS
6 1 (0.17%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 19 (3.15%) Firewall
1 19 (3.15%) Network Security
2 18 (2.99%) DNS
2 18 (2.99%) TCP/IP
3 17 (2.82%) DHCP
4 16 (2.65%) SAN
5 14 (2.32%) HTTP
6 13 (2.16%) VLAN
7 12 (1.99%) FTP
8 10 (1.66%) LAN
8 10 (1.66%) NetScaler
8 10 (1.66%) WAN
9 8 (1.33%) Internet
10 6 (1.00%) Wi-Fi
11 5 (0.83%) Intranet
11 5 (0.83%) VoIP
12 4 (0.66%) IP Telephony
12 4 (0.66%) SMTP
12 4 (0.66%) Unified Communications
12 4 (0.66%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 91 (15.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 79 (13.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 53 (8.79%) SQL Server 2008
4 52 (8.62%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 43 (7.13%) Data Warehouse
6 40 (6.63%) SQL Server 2012
7 31 (5.14%) SQL Server 2014
8 30 (4.98%) Relational Database
9 28 (4.64%) MongoDB
10 24 (3.98%) Big Data
11 23 (3.81%) OLAP
12 22 (3.65%) DB2
13 20 (3.32%) OLAP Cube
14 17 (2.82%) Oracle Database
14 17 (2.82%) SQL Server 2005
15 14 (2.32%) MySQL
16 12 (1.99%) SQL Server 2000
17 11 (1.82%) NoSQL
18 9 (1.49%) Oracle Database 11g
18 9 (1.49%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 44 (7.30%) Team Foundation Server
2 36 (5.97%) Visual Studio
3 29 (4.81%) Jenkins
4 20 (3.32%) Talend Open Studio
5 17 (2.82%) JIRA
6 16 (2.65%) Git (software)
7 15 (2.49%) Selenium
8 14 (2.32%) Cucumber
9 11 (1.82%) NUnit
10 9 (1.49%) Moq
10 9 (1.49%) Subversion
11 8 (1.33%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 7 (1.16%) Mocha
13 6 (1.00%) Eclipse
13 6 (1.00%) Eclipse RCP
13 6 (1.00%) Octopus Deploy
14 5 (0.83%) Mercurial
15 4 (0.66%) SpecFlow
16 3 (0.50%) TeamCity
16 3 (0.50%) Toad
General
1 73 (12.11%) Finance
2 27 (4.48%) Manufacturing
3 20 (3.32%) Banking
4 18 (2.99%) Retail
5 14 (2.32%) Advertising
6 13 (2.16%) Marketing
7 5 (0.83%) Electronics
7 5 (0.83%) Law
7 5 (0.83%) Telecoms
8 4 (0.66%) Publishing
9 2 (0.33%) Back Office
9 2 (0.33%) Billing
9 2 (0.33%) Corporate Banking
9 2 (0.33%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.17%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.17%) Local Government
10 1 (0.17%) Mandarin Language
Job Titles
1 358 (59.37%) Developer
2 144 (23.88%) .NET Developer
3 108 (17.91%) C# Developer
4 100 (16.58%) SQL Developer
5 80 (13.27%) C# .NET Developer
6 60 (9.95%) Analyst
7 57 (9.45%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
7 57 (9.45%) DBA
8 54 (8.96%) ASP.NET Developer
9 40 (6.63%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 37 (6.14%) SQL DBA
11 36 (5.97%) Business Intelligence Developer
12 34 (5.64%) SQL Server Developer
13 31 (5.14%) Senior Developer
14 30 (4.98%) Web Developer
15 25 (4.15%) SQL Server DBA
16 24 (3.98%) Senior .NET Developer
17 22 (3.65%) Senior C# Developer
18 21 (3.48%) Senior C# .NET Developer
18 21 (3.48%) SQL Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 257 (42.62%) .NET
2 171 (28.36%) ASP.NET
3 106 (17.58%) HTML
4 87 (14.43%) jQuery
5 84 (13.93%) CSS
6 83 (13.76%) ASP.NET MVC
7 62 (10.28%) Web Services
8 56 (9.29%) .NET Framework
9 54 (8.96%) WCF
10 52 (8.62%) AngularJS
11 51 (8.46%) XML
12 49 (8.13%) Entity Framework
13 34 (5.64%) HTML5
14 32 (5.31%) SOAP
15 31 (5.14%) ASP.NET Web API
16 29 (4.81%) ASP.NET Web Forms
17 22 (3.65%) WinForms
18 17 (2.82%) JSON
18 17 (2.82%) LINQ
19 15 (2.49%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 30 (4.98%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (3.15%) Digital Media
3 17 (2.82%) Data Centre
4 16 (2.65%) Replication
5 13 (2.16%) Fat Client
5 13 (2.16%) Thin Client
6 12 (1.99%) NHS
7 10 (1.66%) Computer Science
7 10 (1.66%) Mainframe
8 9 (1.49%) Data Structures
8 9 (1.49%) iPad
9 8 (1.33%) Client/Server
9 8 (1.33%) Management Information System
10 7 (1.16%) Clustering
10 7 (1.16%) Visualisation
11 6 (1.00%) Data Extraction
12 5 (0.83%) Data Integration
13 4 (0.66%) Algorithms
13 4 (0.66%) Enterprise Software
13 4 (0.66%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 131 (21.72%) Windows
2 67 (11.11%) Linux
3 64 (10.61%) Windows Server
4 45 (7.46%) Windows Server 2012
5 38 (6.30%) Unix
6 25 (4.15%) Windows Server 2008
7 23 (3.81%) Windows Server 2003
8 19 (3.15%) AIX
9 8 (1.33%) HPUX
10 5 (0.83%) Solaris
11 4 (0.66%) CentOS
12 3 (0.50%) Windows 10
12 3 (0.50%) Windows 7
12 3 (0.50%) Windows Mobile
13 2 (0.33%) Android
13 2 (0.33%) Windows 8
14 1 (0.17%) Apple iOS
14 1 (0.17%) Embedded Linux
14 1 (0.17%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.17%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 167 (27.69%) MVC
2 145 (24.05%) Agile Software Development
3 104 (17.25%) Business Intelligence
4 96 (15.92%) ETL
5 65 (10.78%) TDD
5 65 (10.78%) Web Development
6 55 (9.12%) Migration
7 44 (7.30%) Scrum
8 40 (6.63%) E-Commerce
9 36 (5.97%) Performance Tuning
10 35 (5.80%) BDD
11 32 (5.31%) CRM
12 30 (4.98%) ITIL
12 30 (4.98%) Unit Testing
13 29 (4.81%) Analytics
13 29 (4.81%) ERP
14 25 (4.15%) Project Management
15 23 (3.81%) Continuous Integration
15 23 (3.81%) Kimball Methodology
16 22 (3.65%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 274 (45.44%) SQL
2 230 (38.14%) C#
3 148 (24.54%) JavaScript
4 84 (13.93%) T-SQL
5 52 (8.62%) Java
6 28 (4.64%) VB.NET
7 25 (4.15%) PHP
7 25 (4.15%) PowerShell
8 20 (3.32%) VB
9 8 (1.33%) PL/SQL
9 8 (1.33%) Python
9 8 (1.33%) VB6
10 7 (1.16%) R
11 6 (1.00%) C
11 6 (1.00%) CFML
11 6 (1.00%) Delphi
12 5 (0.83%) FQL
13 4 (0.66%) C++
13 4 (0.66%) VBA
14 3 (0.50%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 20 (3.32%) Degree
1 20 (3.32%) Security Cleared
2 14 (2.32%) Microsoft Certification
3 9 (1.49%) MCSE
3 9 (1.49%) SC Cleared
4 7 (1.16%) ISEB
5 5 (0.83%) DV Cleared
5 5 (0.83%) MCTS
6 4 (0.66%) CCNA
6 4 (0.66%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (0.50%) MCSA
8 2 (0.33%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (0.33%) MCP
9 1 (0.17%) CCNP
9 1 (0.17%) CNE
9 1 (0.17%) DBS Check
9 1 (0.17%) MCAD
9 1 (0.17%) MCSD
9 1 (0.17%) Novell Certification
9 1 (0.17%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (3.81%) QA
2 2 (0.33%) Data Quality
2 2 (0.33%) SLA
3 1 (0.17%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 48 (7.96%) Active Directory
2 22 (3.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (2.82%) XenApp
4 12 (1.99%) Microsoft App-V
5 10 (1.66%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 10 (1.66%) Hyper-V
6 9 (1.49%) VMware ESX
7 8 (1.33%) vSphere
8 7 (1.16%) Docker
9 3 (0.50%) Virtual Servers
10 2 (0.33%) BitLocker
10 2 (0.33%) Firmware
10 2 (0.33%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 2 (0.33%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
10 2 (0.33%) Virtual Machines
11 1 (0.17%) HDFS
11 1 (0.17%) Terminal Server
11 1 (0.17%) Virtual Desktop
11 1 (0.17%) VMware Server
11 1 (0.17%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 11 (1.82%) HP Quality Center
2 10 (1.66%) SCCM
3 7 (1.16%) Tivoli
4 5 (0.83%) Failover Clustering
4 5 (0.83%) SCOM
5 4 (0.66%) vRealize
6 3 (0.50%) Oracle RMAN
7 2 (0.33%) DameWare
7 2 (0.33%) HP Data Protector
7 2 (0.33%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 2 (0.33%) NetBackup
7 2 (0.33%) OpenView
7 2 (0.33%) Puppet
7 2 (0.33%) ServiceCenter
7 2 (0.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 2 (0.33%) TADDM
7 2 (0.33%) vMotion
8 1 (0.17%) Data Guard
8 1 (0.17%) HP SIM
8 1 (0.17%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 167 (27.69%) Microsoft
2 104 (17.25%) Oracle
3 72 (11.94%) VMware
4 32 (5.31%) Citrix
5 28 (4.64%) HP
5 28 (4.64%) SAP
6 27 (4.48%) Vertica
7 20 (3.32%) Talend
8 18 (2.99%) Sybase
9 16 (2.65%) Cisco
10 15 (2.49%) AppSense
10 15 (2.49%) Tableau
11 12 (1.99%) Cognos
11 12 (1.99%) IBM
12 11 (1.82%) Sun
12 11 (1.82%) Wyse
13 8 (1.33%) Sitecore
14 6 (1.00%) Telerik
15 5 (0.83%) Ab Initio
15 5 (0.83%) Teradata
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