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 31 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 22 7 7
Rank change year-on-year
-15 0
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 247 292 299
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 6.45% 9.72% 11.00%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 30.95% 43.91% 53.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 179 182 166
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£354 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.84% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £476 £425 £381
UK excluding London average daily rate £349 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.30% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 6 7
Average hourly rate £26.50 £18.75 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+41.33% -37.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £12.03 £16.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.50 £36.67 £40.57
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.88 £22.75 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+4.94% -17.27%
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
798 665 563
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 20.85% 22.14% 20.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 505 374 308
Average daily rate £375 £338 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £460 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 13 12
Average hourly rate £34.00 £40.00 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.00% +21.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.40 £10.66 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.75 £67.00 £40.57
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 31 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 31 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 31 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 -11 102 £350 +7.69% 145
Cheshire -16 61 £360 -4.00% 82
Merseyside -3 32 £288 -17.85% 36
Lancashire +12 29 £430 +22.85% 45
SQL Server
England

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 31 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.

1 309 (57.33%) SQL
2 172 (31.91%) .NET
3 169 (31.35%) Microsoft
3 169 (31.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 146 (27.09%) T-SQL
5 143 (26.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 142 (26.35%) C#
7 137 (25.42%) SQL Server 2008
8 109 (20.22%) Business Intelligence
9 107 (19.85%) ASP.NET
10 97 (18.00%) Oracle
11 93 (17.25%) Windows
12 88 (16.33%) Data Warehouse
12 88 (16.33%) ETL
12 88 (16.33%) Finance
13 77 (14.29%) JavaScript
14 76 (14.10%) SQL Server 2012
15 74 (13.73%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 72 (13.36%) Migration
17 71 (13.17%) Agile Software Development
18 69 (12.80%) MVC
19 68 (12.62%) HTML
20 65 (12.06%) CSS
21 61 (11.32%) Visual Studio
22 60 (11.13%) MS Excel
23 50 (9.28%) Web Services
24 49 (9.09%) .NET Framework
25 47 (8.72%) jQuery
26 42 (7.79%) XML
26 42 (7.79%) Analytical Skills

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

For the 6 months to 31 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 37 (6.86%) SharePoint
2 33 (6.12%) IIS
3 18 (3.34%) MS Exchange
4 17 (3.15%) BizTalk Server
4 17 (3.15%) WebSphere
5 15 (2.78%) SharePoint 2010
6 14 (2.60%) NetWeaver
7 12 (2.23%) SharePoint 2013
8 11 (2.04%) CMS
9 9 (1.67%) Umbraco
10 8 (1.48%) Tomcat
11 5 (0.93%) Node.js
12 4 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2007
12 4 (0.74%) IBM Notes
12 4 (0.74%) Apache
12 4 (0.74%) WebLogic
13 3 (0.56%) Oracle Workflow
13 3 (0.56%) JBoss
13 3 (0.56%) MQSeries
14 2 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 60 (11.13%) MS Excel
2 19 (3.53%) MS Office
3 9 (1.67%) Spreadsheet
4 6 (1.11%) MS PowerPoint
5 5 (0.93%) PowerPivot
5 5 (0.93%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.37%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 11 (2.04%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (1.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 5 (0.93%) Dynamics AX
3 5 (0.93%) SAP HCM
4 4 (0.74%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 1 (0.19%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.19%) Oracle Financial Analyzer
5 1 (0.19%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (0.19%) Orchard Housing
5 1 (0.19%) Aareon QL
5 1 (0.19%) OPENHousing
5 1 (0.19%) MIS ActiveH
5 1 (0.19%) Northgate Housing
5 1 (0.19%) ResourceLink
5 1 (0.19%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.19%) Maximo
5 1 (0.19%) Visualfiles
5 1 (0.19%) Academy Housing
5 1 (0.19%) arcHouse
5 1 (0.19%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 5 (0.93%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (0.93%) SuccessFactors
2 4 (0.74%) PaaS
2 4 (0.74%) Office 365
3 3 (0.56%) IaaS
4 2 (0.37%) SaaS
4 2 (0.37%) Google Analytics
4 2 (0.37%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.19%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (0.19%) Google Drive
Communications & Networking
1 17 (3.15%) SAN
1 17 (3.15%) Firewall
2 13 (2.41%) WAN
3 11 (2.04%) Internet
3 11 (2.04%) NAS
4 9 (1.67%) Wireless
5 8 (1.48%) VPLS
5 8 (1.48%) iSCSI
5 8 (1.48%) Cisco ASA
5 8 (1.48%) DMZ
5 8 (1.48%) MPLS
5 8 (1.48%) OSPF
5 8 (1.48%) BGP
5 8 (1.48%) EIGRP
5 8 (1.48%) Fibre Channel
6 6 (1.11%) DNS
7 5 (0.93%) HTTP
7 5 (0.93%) SMTP
7 5 (0.93%) LAN
8 3 (0.56%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 169 (31.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 143 (26.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 137 (25.42%) SQL Server 2008
4 88 (16.33%) Data Warehouse
5 76 (14.10%) SQL Server 2012
6 74 (13.73%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 30 (5.57%) Oracle Database
8 27 (5.01%) Relational Database
9 25 (4.64%) SQL Server 2005
10 23 (4.27%) QlikView
11 16 (2.97%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 15 (2.78%) DTS
12 15 (2.78%) OLAP
13 14 (2.60%) DB2
13 14 (2.60%) SAP HANA
14 13 (2.41%) MS Access
15 12 (2.23%) RDBMS
16 11 (2.04%) MySQL
17 10 (1.86%) SQL Server 2000
18 8 (1.48%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 61 (11.32%) Visual Studio
2 25 (4.64%) Team Foundation Server
3 18 (3.34%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 7 (1.30%) Visual Studio Team System
5 6 (1.11%) Git (software)
5 6 (1.11%) Subversion
6 4 (0.74%) JIRA
6 4 (0.74%) Talend Open Studio
7 3 (0.56%) Octopus Deploy
7 3 (0.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 3 (0.56%) Eclipse
7 3 (0.56%) LoadRunner
7 3 (0.56%) JMeter
8 2 (0.37%) MSI
8 2 (0.37%) Toad
8 2 (0.37%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 2 (0.37%) MorphX
8 2 (0.37%) Oracle APEX
8 2 (0.37%) NUnit
8 2 (0.37%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 88 (16.33%) Finance
2 29 (5.38%) Banking
3 16 (2.97%) Retail
4 11 (2.04%) Manufacturing
5 9 (1.67%) Marketing
6 7 (1.30%) Electronics
6 7 (1.30%) Telecoms
7 6 (1.11%) Pharmaceutical
7 6 (1.11%) Back Office
7 6 (1.11%) Legal
8 3 (0.56%) Advertising
8 3 (0.56%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.19%) Law
9 1 (0.19%) Spanish Language
9 1 (0.19%) Billing
9 1 (0.19%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.19%) Local Government
9 1 (0.19%) Publishing
9 1 (0.19%) Games
Job Titles
1 292 (54.17%) Developer
2 99 (18.37%) SQL Developer
3 78 (14.47%) Analyst
4 75 (13.91%) .NET Developer
5 45 (8.35%) DBA
6 40 (7.42%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 39 (7.24%) SQL DBA
8 34 (6.31%) Architect
9 31 (5.75%) C# Developer
10 26 (4.82%) Data Analyst
11 24 (4.45%) SQL Server Developer
12 22 (4.08%) C# .NET Developer
13 20 (3.71%) ASP.NET Developer
14 16 (2.97%) Java Developer
15 15 (2.78%) Consultant
15 15 (2.78%) C# ASP.NET Developer
16 14 (2.60%) Support Analyst
16 14 (2.60%) SQL Server DBA
16 14 (2.60%) Microsoft Developer
17 13 (2.41%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 172 (31.91%) .NET
2 107 (19.85%) ASP.NET
3 68 (12.62%) HTML
4 65 (12.06%) CSS
5 50 (9.28%) Web Services
6 49 (9.09%) .NET Framework
7 47 (8.72%) jQuery
8 42 (7.79%) XML
9 35 (6.49%) WCF
10 34 (6.31%) ASP.NET MVC
11 27 (5.01%) Entity Framework
12 21 (3.90%) HTML5
13 17 (3.15%) Middleware
14 14 (2.60%) Ajax
14 14 (2.60%) J2EE
14 14 (2.60%) CSS3
15 13 (2.41%) AngularJS
16 12 (2.23%) JSON
16 12 (2.23%) MDX
17 11 (2.04%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 42 (7.79%) Analytical Skills
2 26 (4.82%) NHS
2 26 (4.82%) Replication
3 21 (3.90%) Clustering
4 16 (2.97%) N-Tier
5 15 (2.78%) Data Centre
6 13 (2.41%) Enterprise Software
7 12 (2.23%) Data Structures
8 8 (1.48%) EMC VNX
8 8 (1.48%) Celerra
9 7 (1.30%) DTV
9 7 (1.30%) Mainframe
9 7 (1.30%) Management Information System
10 4 (0.74%) Data Integration
11 3 (0.56%) Inversion of Control
11 3 (0.56%) Social Media
11 3 (0.56%) Mobile App
11 3 (0.56%) Tandem
11 3 (0.56%) PKI
11 3 (0.56%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 93 (17.25%) Windows
2 37 (6.86%) UNIX
3 30 (5.57%) Linux
4 29 (5.38%) Windows Server 2012
5 26 (4.82%) Windows Server 2008
6 12 (2.23%) Windows Server 2003
6 12 (2.23%) Solaris
7 5 (0.93%) Android
8 3 (0.56%) Windows CE
8 3 (0.56%) Apple iOS
9 2 (0.37%) Windows 8
9 2 (0.37%) SUSE
9 2 (0.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.37%) HPUX
10 1 (0.19%) AIX
10 1 (0.19%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.19%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.19%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.19%) Windows Phone 7
10 1 (0.19%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 109 (20.22%) Business Intelligence
2 88 (16.33%) ETL
3 72 (13.36%) Migration
4 71 (13.17%) Agile Software Development
5 69 (12.80%) MVC
6 36 (6.68%) Data Analysis
7 29 (5.38%) Disaster Recovery
7 29 (5.38%) ITIL
7 29 (5.38%) Data Migration
8 28 (5.19%) TDD
9 27 (5.01%) ERP
10 20 (3.71%) CRM
10 20 (3.71%) Data Modelling
11 19 (3.53%) OO
11 19 (3.53%) Performance Tuning
12 18 (3.34%) SOA
12 18 (3.34%) Unit Testing
13 17 (3.15%) Scrum
14 16 (2.97%) Technical Architecture
14 16 (2.97%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 309 (57.33%) SQL
2 146 (27.09%) T-SQL
3 142 (26.35%) C#
4 77 (14.29%) JavaScript
5 32 (5.94%) VB
6 31 (5.75%) Java
7 16 (2.97%) PowerShell
8 13 (2.41%) PHP
8 13 (2.41%) VB.NET
9 12 (2.23%) PL/SQL
10 11 (2.04%) VBScript
11 9 (1.67%) VBA
11 9 (1.67%) Python
12 5 (0.93%) ActionScript
12 5 (0.93%) C++
13 4 (0.74%) Perl
13 4 (0.74%) Ruby
13 4 (0.74%) X++
14 3 (0.56%) PHP5
14 3 (0.56%) ActionScript 2.0
Qualifications
1 41 (7.61%) Security Cleared
2 27 (5.01%) SC Cleared
3 14 (2.60%) Degree
4 10 (1.86%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (1.30%) ITIL Certification
6 5 (0.93%) CCNA
6 5 (0.93%) ISEB
6 5 (0.93%) Cisco 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%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 1 (0.19%) OCAJ
10 1 (0.19%) CCENT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (3.34%) QA
2 4 (0.74%) HL7
3 1 (0.19%) SLA
3 1 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 33 (6.12%) Active Directory
1 33 (6.12%) VMware Infrastructure
2 16 (2.97%) VMware ESX
3 15 (2.78%) Hyper-V
4 10 (1.86%) XenApp
5 8 (1.48%) Terminal Services
5 8 (1.48%) EMC RecoverPoint
6 4 (0.74%) vSphere
7 3 (0.56%) Microsoft App-V
7 3 (0.56%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 3 (0.56%) XenDesktop
8 2 (0.37%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 4 (0.74%) Oracle RMAN
1 4 (0.74%) EMC NetWorker
1 4 (0.74%) SCCM
2 3 (0.56%) SCOM
2 3 (0.56%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 3 (0.56%) Puppet
2 3 (0.56%) Hyperic
3 2 (0.37%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.19%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.19%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (0.19%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (0.19%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 169 (31.35%) Microsoft
2 97 (18.00%) Oracle
3 38 (7.05%) SAP
3 38 (7.05%) VMware
4 25 (4.64%) Citrix
5 19 (3.53%) Sybase
5 19 (3.53%) Cisco
6 12 (2.23%) IBM
6 12 (2.23%) TIBCO
7 11 (2.04%) HP
7 11 (2.04%) EMC
8 9 (1.67%) CheckPoint
9 8 (1.48%) Nortel
9 8 (1.48%) Teradata
9 8 (1.48%) Cognos
9 8 (1.48%) SolarWinds
9 8 (1.48%) Twitter
10 6 (1.11%) NetApp
11 5 (0.93%) Avaya
11 5 (0.93%) PeopleSoft
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