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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 22 8 8
Rank change year-on-year
-14 0
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 322 320 312
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 7.45% 10.37% 10.87%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 32.96% 44.20% 52.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 229 211 164
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£375 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £255 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £425 £389
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 5 9
Average hourly rate £34.00 £19.50 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+74.35% -40.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £16.24 £18.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.02 £37.34 £41.46
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.75 £25.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+31.00% -18.03%
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
977 724 594
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 22.59% 23.47% 20.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 633 415 316
Average daily rate £400 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £260 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £475 £426
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 12 12
Average hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £40.57
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -1.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.10 £14.50 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.75 £67.00 £41.92
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.55 £30.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+11.83% -7.69%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 28 August 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 -19 94 £344 +6.58% 156
Cheshire -14 75 £363 +11.53% 68
Lancashire +8 74 £475 +55.10% 32
Merseyside -2 41 £288 -17.85% 22
SQL Server
England

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

1 357 (63.19%) SQL
2 188 (33.27%) Microsoft
3 179 (31.68%) T-SQL
4 172 (30.44%) .NET
4 172 (30.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 159 (28.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 143 (25.31%) SQL Server 2008
7 140 (24.78%) C#
8 117 (20.71%) ETL
9 116 (20.53%) Business Intelligence
10 114 (20.18%) Data Warehouse
11 105 (18.58%) Finance
12 104 (18.41%) ASP.NET
13 95 (16.81%) Oracle
14 85 (15.04%) Windows
15 82 (14.51%) Agile Software Development
16 81 (14.34%) JavaScript
17 77 (13.63%) HTML
18 76 (13.45%) SQL Server 2012
19 74 (13.10%) SQL Server Analysis Services
20 73 (12.92%) Visual Studio
21 70 (12.39%) CSS
21 70 (12.39%) MVC
22 63 (11.15%) MS Excel
23 61 (10.80%) Migration
24 60 (10.62%) Web Services
25 58 (10.27%) jQuery
26 53 (9.38%) SharePoint
27 50 (8.85%) Data Modelling
28 49 (8.67%) Analytical Skills

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

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 (9.38%) SharePoint
2 30 (5.31%) IIS
3 23 (4.07%) SharePoint 2010
4 19 (3.36%) WebSphere
5 15 (2.65%) BizTalk Server
6 14 (2.48%) MS Exchange
7 13 (2.30%) Tomcat
8 11 (1.95%) SharePoint 2013
9 8 (1.42%) Apache
9 8 (1.42%) CMS
10 7 (1.24%) Umbraco
11 6 (1.06%) WebLogic
12 5 (0.88%) JBoss
12 5 (0.88%) NetWeaver
13 4 (0.71%) IBM Notes
14 3 (0.53%) SAS
14 3 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2007
14 3 (0.53%) Node.js
15 2 (0.35%) LiveCycle
15 2 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 63 (11.15%) MS Excel
2 23 (4.07%) MS Office
3 8 (1.42%) Spreadsheet
4 6 (1.06%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.88%) PowerPivot
6 2 (0.35%) Photoshop
6 2 (0.35%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (0.35%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 19 (3.36%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (1.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 5 (0.88%) SAP HCM
3 5 (0.88%) Dynamics AX
4 4 (0.71%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 3 (0.53%) Dynamics NAV
6 2 (0.35%) Oracle Financial Analyzer
6 2 (0.35%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.18%) Maximo
7 1 (0.18%) Visualfiles
7 1 (0.18%) Oracle Financials
7 1 (0.18%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (0.18%) Oracle CRM
7 1 (0.18%) Dynamics GP
7 1 (0.18%) ResourceLink
7 1 (0.18%) SAP Business One
7 1 (0.18%) SAP ERP
7 1 (0.18%) Academy Housing
7 1 (0.18%) arcHouse
7 1 (0.18%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 5 (0.88%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (0.88%) SuccessFactors
2 4 (0.71%) PaaS
2 4 (0.71%) GitHub
2 4 (0.71%) IaaS
3 3 (0.53%) Office 365
4 2 (0.35%) SaaS
5 1 (0.18%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.18%) Google Drive
Communications & Networking
1 12 (2.12%) SAN
1 12 (2.12%) Internet
2 11 (1.95%) HTTP
3 10 (1.77%) DNS
4 9 (1.59%) SMTP
4 9 (1.59%) Firewall
5 7 (1.24%) DHCP
5 7 (1.24%) WAN
5 7 (1.24%) LAN
6 6 (1.06%) TCP/IP
7 5 (0.88%) WLAN
8 4 (0.71%) LDAP
9 3 (0.53%) VPN
9 3 (0.53%) FTP
10 2 (0.35%) SSL
10 2 (0.35%) SNMP
10 2 (0.35%) SSH
10 2 (0.35%) Extranet
10 2 (0.35%) NAS
11 1 (0.18%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 172 (30.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 159 (28.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 143 (25.31%) SQL Server 2008
4 114 (20.18%) Data Warehouse
5 76 (13.45%) SQL Server 2012
6 74 (13.10%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 32 (5.66%) Relational Database
8 27 (4.78%) SQL Server 2005
9 22 (3.89%) OLAP
10 18 (3.19%) MySQL
10 18 (3.19%) DB2
10 18 (3.19%) Oracle Database
10 18 (3.19%) OLAP Cube
11 17 (3.01%) QlikView
12 16 (2.83%) RDBMS
13 14 (2.48%) MongoDB
14 13 (2.30%) DTS
15 12 (2.12%) MS Access
16 11 (1.95%) PostgreSQL
16 11 (1.95%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 73 (12.92%) Visual Studio
2 44 (7.79%) Team Foundation Server
3 26 (4.60%) ERwin
4 25 (4.42%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 16 (2.83%) Git (software)
6 11 (1.95%) Subversion
7 10 (1.77%) Eclipse
8 9 (1.59%) NUnit
8 9 (1.59%) Jenkins
9 7 (1.24%) Maven
9 7 (1.24%) Visual Studio Team System
10 5 (0.88%) JUnit
11 4 (0.71%) IntelliJ
11 4 (0.71%) Talend Open Studio
11 4 (0.71%) PHPUnit
11 4 (0.71%) Hudson
12 3 (0.53%) TeamCity
12 3 (0.53%) LoadRunner
12 3 (0.53%) Octopus Deploy
13 2 (0.35%) MorphX
General
1 105 (18.58%) Finance
2 31 (5.49%) Banking
3 12 (2.12%) Manufacturing
4 10 (1.77%) Marketing
5 9 (1.59%) Retail
5 9 (1.59%) Telecoms
5 9 (1.59%) Legal
6 7 (1.24%) Electronics
6 7 (1.24%) Advertising
7 5 (0.88%) Pharmaceutical
8 4 (0.71%) Back Office
9 3 (0.53%) Aerospace
10 2 (0.35%) Investment Banking
10 2 (0.35%) Local Government
11 1 (0.18%) Private Banking
11 1 (0.18%) Law
11 1 (0.18%) Spanish Language
11 1 (0.18%) Publishing
11 1 (0.18%) Games
Job Titles
1 319 (56.46%) Developer
2 96 (16.99%) SQL Developer
3 81 (14.34%) Analyst
4 67 (11.86%) .NET Developer
5 43 (7.61%) DBA
5 43 (7.61%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 37 (6.55%) SQL DBA
7 32 (5.66%) C# Developer
8 27 (4.78%) Data Analyst
9 24 (4.25%) ASP.NET Developer
10 23 (4.07%) Consultant
10 23 (4.07%) ETL Developer
11 22 (3.89%) Microsoft Developer
12 21 (3.72%) C# .NET Developer
13 20 (3.54%) SQL Server Developer
14 19 (3.36%) Support Analyst
14 19 (3.36%) Java Developer
15 18 (3.19%) Applications Support
16 17 (3.01%) Architect
16 17 (3.01%) C# ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 172 (30.44%) .NET
2 104 (18.41%) ASP.NET
3 77 (13.63%) HTML
4 70 (12.39%) CSS
5 60 (10.62%) Web Services
6 58 (10.27%) jQuery
7 45 (7.96%) .NET Framework
8 39 (6.90%) WCF
9 36 (6.37%) XML
10 31 (5.49%) ASP.NET MVC
11 24 (4.25%) HTML5
11 24 (4.25%) Entity Framework
12 19 (3.36%) J2EE
13 18 (3.19%) Middleware
14 17 (3.01%) Ajax
15 16 (2.83%) Velocity
16 15 (2.65%) AngularJS
16 15 (2.65%) Spring
17 13 (2.30%) SOAP
18 12 (2.12%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 49 (8.67%) Analytical Skills
2 25 (4.42%) NHS
3 18 (3.19%) Algorithms
4 15 (2.65%) Replication
5 14 (2.48%) Enterprise Software
6 12 (2.12%) Clustering
7 11 (1.95%) N-Tier
8 10 (1.77%) Data Structures
9 9 (1.59%) Management Information System
10 7 (1.24%) DTV
11 6 (1.06%) Computer Science
11 6 (1.06%) Data Centre
12 5 (0.88%) Data Integration
12 5 (0.88%) Mainframe
13 4 (0.71%) PKI
13 4 (0.71%) Statistics
13 4 (0.71%) Data Extraction
13 4 (0.71%) Social Media
14 3 (0.53%) Mobile App
14 3 (0.53%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 85 (15.04%) Windows
2 29 (5.13%) UNIX
3 25 (4.42%) Linux
4 20 (3.54%) Windows Server 2012
5 15 (2.65%) Windows Server 2003
5 15 (2.65%) Windows Server 2008
6 10 (1.77%) Mac OS X
7 4 (0.71%) Solaris
7 4 (0.71%) Android
8 2 (0.35%) Apple iOS
8 2 (0.35%) Windows 8
8 2 (0.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.35%) SUSE
8 2 (0.35%) AIX
8 2 (0.35%) HPUX
8 2 (0.35%) Windows CE
9 1 (0.18%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.18%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 117 (20.71%) ETL
2 116 (20.53%) Business Intelligence
3 82 (14.51%) Agile Software Development
4 70 (12.39%) MVC
5 61 (10.80%) Migration
6 50 (8.85%) Data Modelling
7 43 (7.61%) ITIL
8 37 (6.55%) TDD
9 36 (6.37%) Unit Testing
10 32 (5.66%) Data Analysis
11 31 (5.49%) Data Migration
12 29 (5.13%) CRM
13 26 (4.60%) Data Security
13 26 (4.60%) Performance Tuning
14 22 (3.89%) Kimball Methodology
15 20 (3.54%) OO
15 20 (3.54%) Data Management
16 19 (3.36%) ERP
16 19 (3.36%) SOA
16 19 (3.36%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 357 (63.19%) SQL
2 179 (31.68%) T-SQL
3 140 (24.78%) C#
4 81 (14.34%) JavaScript
5 47 (8.32%) Java
6 37 (6.55%) PL/SQL
6 37 (6.55%) VB
7 36 (6.37%) C++
8 25 (4.42%) PowerShell
9 18 (3.19%) PHP
9 18 (3.19%) VB.NET
10 15 (2.65%) VBA
11 13 (2.30%) VBScript
12 10 (1.77%) FQL
13 9 (1.59%) Python
14 8 (1.42%) C
14 8 (1.42%) Ruby
15 5 (0.88%) ABAP
15 5 (0.88%) ActionScript
16 4 (0.71%) X++
Qualifications
1 36 (6.37%) Security Cleared
2 18 (3.19%) SC Cleared
3 16 (2.83%) Degree
4 11 (1.95%) Microsoft Certification
5 8 (1.42%) MCSE
5 8 (1.42%) ITIL Certification
6 6 (1.06%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (1.06%) CCNA
6 6 (1.06%) MCITP
7 4 (0.71%) ISEB
8 3 (0.53%) MCSA
8 3 (0.53%) ISTQB
8 3 (0.53%) DV Cleared
9 2 (0.35%) Sun Certification
9 2 (0.35%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 2 (0.35%) ISEB Practitioner
9 2 (0.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (0.18%) MCTS
10 1 (0.18%) MCP
10 1 (0.18%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (3.89%) QA
2 4 (0.71%) HL7
3 1 (0.18%) SLA
3 1 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 25 (4.42%) Active Directory
2 23 (4.07%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (1.42%) VMware ESX
4 6 (1.06%) vSphere
5 4 (0.71%) BitLocker
6 3 (0.53%) Hyper-V
6 3 (0.53%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (0.53%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 3 (0.53%) XenDesktop
7 2 (0.35%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (0.71%) SCCM
2 3 (0.53%) Hyperic
3 2 (0.35%) BladeLogic
3 2 (0.35%) SCOM
3 2 (0.35%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (0.35%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 2 (0.35%) Oracle RMAN
4 1 (0.18%) WMI
4 1 (0.18%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (0.18%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (0.18%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.18%) WebSphere Cast Iron
Vendors
1 188 (33.27%) Microsoft
2 95 (16.81%) Oracle
3 34 (6.02%) SAP
4 29 (5.13%) VMware
5 28 (4.96%) Informatica
6 21 (3.72%) Sybase
7 14 (2.48%) Citrix
8 13 (2.30%) Cisco
9 11 (1.95%) IBM
9 11 (1.95%) TIBCO
10 10 (1.77%) HP
11 9 (1.59%) Teradata
12 8 (1.42%) Cognos
12 8 (1.42%) Twitter
13 6 (1.06%) Tableau
14 5 (0.88%) Veeam
14 5 (0.88%) PeopleSoft
14 5 (0.88%) Baan
15 4 (0.71%) Lotus
15 4 (0.71%) Remedy
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