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 26 February 2017 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
26 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
England / North West
Rank 11 18 11
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -7
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 242 300 332
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 9.33% 7.84% 9.72%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 37.40% 38.12% 41.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 187 219 215
Median daily rate £350 £325 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £238 £227
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 10 5
Median hourly rate £35.00 £21.27 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+64.55% -26.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.90 £15.70 £24.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.80 £32.75 £54.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £22.52 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+55.41% -24.93%

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
647 787 798
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 24.94% 20.58% 23.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 423 504 484
Median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £250 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 38 14
Median hourly rate £35.00 £37.00 £46.09
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.40% -19.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £17.05 £24.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £56.88 £67.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -

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 26 February 2017.

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 26 February 2017.

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 26 February 2017. 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 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 +6 136 £364 +11.92% 108
Lancashire +12 36 £311 +3.66% 19
Merseyside +2 35 £350 -22.22% 19
Cheshire -3 26 £340 +4.61% 56
SQL Server
England

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 26 February 2017, 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.

1 278 (50.45%) SQL
2 236 (42.83%) .NET
3 207 (37.57%) C#
4 160 (29.04%) Microsoft
5 145 (26.32%) ASP.NET
5 145 (26.32%) Windows
6 140 (25.41%) MVC
7 137 (24.86%) JavaScript
7 137 (24.86%) Agile Software Development
8 132 (23.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 118 (21.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 115 (20.87%) HTML
11 111 (20.15%) SQL Server 2008
12 108 (19.60%) Business Intelligence
13 105 (19.06%) Oracle
14 101 (18.33%) CSS
15 84 (15.25%) Web Services
16 79 (14.34%) XML
17 75 (13.61%) T-SQL
18 74 (13.43%) ETL
19 73 (13.25%) jQuery
19 73 (13.25%) SQL Server 2012
20 72 (13.07%) Finance
21 66 (11.98%) SQL Server Analysis Services
22 64 (11.62%) Data Warehouse
23 61 (11.07%) .NET Framework
24 59 (10.71%) Linux
24 59 (10.71%) Scrum
24 59 (10.71%) SQL Server 2014
25 57 (10.34%) Windows Server

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 38 (6.90%) SharePoint
2 36 (6.53%) CMS
3 29 (5.26%) Umbraco
4 26 (4.72%) IIS
5 16 (2.90%) BizTalk Server
6 15 (2.72%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 14 (2.54%) MS Exchange
7 14 (2.54%) WebSphere
8 13 (2.36%) EPiServer
9 9 (1.63%) Apache
9 9 (1.63%) Sitecore CMS
10 8 (1.45%) SharePoint 2013
11 7 (1.27%) CICS
12 6 (1.09%) Confluence
12 6 (1.09%) Exchange Server 2010
12 6 (1.09%) SAS
12 6 (1.09%) Tomcat
13 5 (0.91%) JBoss
13 5 (0.91%) Kentico
14 4 (0.73%) WebLogic
Applications
1 56 (10.16%) MS Excel
2 14 (2.54%) MS Office
3 7 (1.27%) InfoPath
4 2 (0.36%) SPSS
5 1 (0.18%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.18%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 17 (3.09%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.73%) Dynamics AX
2 4 (0.73%) Dynamics NAV
3 3 (0.54%) SAP BPC
4 2 (0.36%) OPENContractor
4 2 (0.36%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.18%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 1 (0.18%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.18%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 23 (4.17%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (2.36%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (1.45%) Office 365
4 7 (1.27%) PaaS
5 5 (0.91%) Amazon S3
5 5 (0.91%) Google Analytics
5 5 (0.91%) SaaS
6 3 (0.54%) Amazon EC2
6 3 (0.54%) Amazon ElastiCache
6 3 (0.54%) Amazon ELB
6 3 (0.54%) AWS CloudFormation
6 3 (0.54%) Azure Active Directory
6 3 (0.54%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (0.54%) CloudFront
7 2 (0.36%) Amazon EMR
7 2 (0.36%) AWS Lambda
7 2 (0.36%) IaaS
8 1 (0.18%) GitHub
8 1 (0.18%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 16 (2.90%) Firewall
2 12 (2.18%) DNS
3 9 (1.63%) DHCP
4 8 (1.45%) Internet
4 8 (1.45%) Intranet
4 8 (1.45%) SAN
5 6 (1.09%) HTTP
5 6 (1.09%) VLAN
6 4 (0.73%) Extranet
6 4 (0.73%) IP Telephony
6 4 (0.73%) LDAP
6 4 (0.73%) Network Security
6 4 (0.73%) SMTP
7 3 (0.54%) LAN
7 3 (0.54%) NAS
7 3 (0.54%) NetScaler
8 2 (0.36%) Cisco ASA
8 2 (0.36%) FTP
8 2 (0.36%) TCP/IP
8 2 (0.36%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 132 (23.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 118 (21.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 111 (20.15%) SQL Server 2008
4 73 (13.25%) SQL Server 2012
5 66 (11.98%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 64 (11.62%) Data Warehouse
7 59 (10.71%) SQL Server 2014
8 48 (8.71%) Relational Database
9 31 (5.63%) DB2
10 29 (5.26%) Oracle Database
11 28 (5.08%) MongoDB
11 28 (5.08%) NoSQL
12 27 (4.90%) SQL Server 2005
13 23 (4.17%) MySQL
14 21 (3.81%) Big Data
15 17 (3.09%) Oracle Database 12c
16 15 (2.72%) Oracle Database 11g
16 15 (2.72%) SQL Server 2000
17 13 (2.36%) BusinessObjects
17 13 (2.36%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 52 (9.44%) Team Foundation Server
2 42 (7.62%) Visual Studio
3 31 (5.63%) Git (software)
4 20 (3.63%) JIRA
5 13 (2.36%) NUnit
6 11 (2.00%) Subversion
7 9 (1.63%) Eclipse
7 9 (1.63%) Jenkins
8 8 (1.45%) Cucumber
9 6 (1.09%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 6 (1.09%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
10 5 (0.91%) JUnit
10 5 (0.91%) Moq
10 5 (0.91%) Selenium
11 4 (0.73%) AccuRev
11 4 (0.73%) Eclipse RCP
11 4 (0.73%) Maven
11 4 (0.73%) Mercurial
11 4 (0.73%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 3 (0.54%) Gradle
General
1 72 (13.07%) Finance
2 18 (3.27%) Banking
3 11 (2.00%) Retail
4 10 (1.81%) Manufacturing
5 8 (1.45%) Advertising
6 6 (1.09%) Marketing
7 5 (0.91%) Local Government
8 4 (0.73%) Telecoms
9 3 (0.54%) Billing
9 3 (0.54%) Legal
10 2 (0.36%) Back Office
11 1 (0.18%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.18%) Law
11 1 (0.18%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 334 (60.62%) Developer
2 117 (21.23%) .NET Developer
3 70 (12.70%) C# Developer
4 59 (10.71%) DBA
5 54 (9.80%) SQL DBA
6 53 (9.62%) C# .NET Developer
7 52 (9.44%) SQL Developer
8 36 (6.53%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 35 (6.35%) Analyst
10 33 (5.99%) Architect
11 32 (5.81%) Senior Developer
12 30 (5.44%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
13 25 (4.54%) Consultant
14 22 (3.99%) ASP.NET Developer
14 22 (3.99%) Java Developer
15 21 (3.81%) Umbraco Developer
16 20 (3.63%) SSIS Developer
17 19 (3.45%) C# ASP.NET Developer
17 19 (3.45%) SQL Server Developer
18 18 (3.27%) SQL Server DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 236 (42.83%) .NET
2 145 (26.32%) ASP.NET
3 115 (20.87%) HTML
4 101 (18.33%) CSS
5 84 (15.25%) Web Services
6 79 (14.34%) XML
7 73 (13.25%) jQuery
8 61 (11.07%) .NET Framework
9 55 (9.98%) ASP.NET MVC
10 49 (8.89%) HTML5
11 47 (8.53%) ASP.NET Web API
12 46 (8.35%) AngularJS
13 42 (7.62%) Entity Framework
14 32 (5.81%) JSON
15 31 (5.63%) SOAP
16 28 (5.08%) WCF
17 25 (4.54%) J2EE
18 23 (4.17%) WinForms
19 22 (3.99%) REST
20 20 (3.63%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 41 (7.44%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (3.27%) Replication
3 13 (2.36%) User Experience
4 10 (1.81%) Computer Science
5 9 (1.63%) Management Information System
6 8 (1.45%) Client/Server
6 8 (1.45%) Clustering
6 8 (1.45%) Data Structures
7 6 (1.09%) Mobile App
7 6 (1.09%) Oracle Licensing
8 4 (0.73%) Fat Client
8 4 (0.73%) Fintech
8 4 (0.73%) NHS
8 4 (0.73%) Thin Client
9 3 (0.54%) iPad
9 3 (0.54%) Linux Command Line
9 3 (0.54%) N-Tier
10 2 (0.36%) Digital Media
10 2 (0.36%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (0.36%) IBM XIV
Operating Systems
1 145 (26.32%) Windows
2 59 (10.71%) Linux
3 57 (10.34%) Windows Server
4 45 (8.17%) Unix
5 32 (5.81%) Windows Server 2012
6 26 (4.72%) Windows Server 2008
7 24 (4.36%) AIX
8 8 (1.45%) HPUX
9 7 (1.27%) Android
10 6 (1.09%) Apple iOS
10 6 (1.09%) Windows Server 2003
11 5 (0.91%) CentOS
12 4 (0.73%) Solaris
13 3 (0.54%) Windows Phone
14 2 (0.36%) Ubuntu
15 1 (0.18%) Mac OS
15 1 (0.18%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 140 (25.41%) MVC
2 137 (24.86%) Agile Software Development
3 108 (19.60%) Business Intelligence
4 74 (13.43%) ETL
5 59 (10.71%) Scrum
6 42 (7.62%) Migration
7 40 (7.26%) TDD
8 38 (6.90%) Data Modelling
9 34 (6.17%) Performance Tuning
10 32 (5.81%) OO
11 30 (5.44%) SOA
12 28 (5.08%) CRM
13 27 (4.90%) Web Development
14 26 (4.72%) Unit Testing
15 25 (4.54%) ITIL
16 23 (4.17%) BDD
16 23 (4.17%) Project Management
17 22 (3.99%) Continuous Integration
17 22 (3.99%) E-Commerce
17 22 (3.99%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 278 (50.45%) SQL
2 207 (37.57%) C#
3 137 (24.86%) JavaScript
4 75 (13.61%) T-SQL
5 43 (7.80%) Java
5 43 (7.80%) PowerShell
6 24 (4.36%) Python
7 17 (3.09%) VB.NET
8 14 (2.54%) PHP
9 12 (2.18%) VB
10 10 (1.81%) Scala
11 9 (1.63%) C++
11 9 (1.63%) Shell Script
11 9 (1.63%) TypeScript
12 8 (1.45%) PL/SQL
12 8 (1.45%) Ruby
12 8 (1.45%) VB6
12 8 (1.45%) VBScript
13 7 (1.27%) C
14 4 (0.73%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 25 (4.54%) Degree
2 15 (2.72%) Security Cleared
3 10 (1.81%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (0.73%) DBS Check
4 4 (0.73%) MCSE
4 4 (0.73%) SC Cleared
5 3 (0.54%) DV Cleared
6 2 (0.36%) BC Cleared
6 2 (0.36%) MCITP
6 2 (0.36%) MCP
6 2 (0.36%) Sun Certification
7 1 (0.18%) CCNA
7 1 (0.18%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.18%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (0.18%) HNC
7 1 (0.18%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.18%) MCAD
7 1 (0.18%) MCPD
7 1 (0.18%) MCSD
7 1 (0.18%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (1.63%) QA
2 6 (1.09%) Data Quality
3 3 (0.54%) SLA
4 2 (0.36%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 26 (4.72%) Active Directory
2 15 (2.72%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (1.27%) Hyper-V
3 7 (1.27%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 7 (1.27%) Virtual Servers
3 7 (1.27%) VMware ESX
3 7 (1.27%) XenApp
4 3 (0.54%) vSphere
5 2 (0.36%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (0.36%) Virtual Desktop
5 2 (0.36%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.18%) BitLocker
6 1 (0.18%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 1 (0.18%) Firmware
6 1 (0.18%) ISA Server
6 1 (0.18%) MetaFrame
6 1 (0.18%) Shibboleth
6 1 (0.18%) Snort
6 1 (0.18%) Terminal Server
6 1 (0.18%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 11 (2.00%) Opscode Chef
2 10 (1.81%) Ansible
2 10 (1.81%) Puppet
3 9 (1.63%) Oracle RMAN
4 7 (1.27%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 6 (1.09%) SCOM
6 5 (0.91%) Data Guard
7 4 (0.73%) Failover Clustering
7 4 (0.73%) SCCM
8 3 (0.54%) Packer
9 2 (0.36%) Backup Exec
9 2 (0.36%) BladeLogic
9 2 (0.36%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 2 (0.36%) Microsoft Clustering
9 2 (0.36%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 2 (0.36%) NetBackup
9 2 (0.36%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 2 (0.36%) WSUS
10 1 (0.18%) Norton AntiVirus
10 1 (0.18%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 160 (29.04%) Microsoft
2 105 (19.06%) Oracle
3 36 (6.53%) VMware
4 20 (3.63%) Tableau
5 17 (3.09%) Sybase
6 13 (2.36%) SAP
6 13 (2.36%) Sitecore
7 11 (2.00%) Citrix
8 10 (1.81%) Sun
9 9 (1.63%) HP
10 7 (1.27%) Civica
11 6 (1.09%) Cisco
11 6 (1.09%) Cognos
11 6 (1.09%) Google
11 6 (1.09%) IBM
11 6 (1.09%) Symantec
12 5 (0.91%) Dell
12 5 (0.91%) Nintex
12 5 (0.91%) Perforce
12 5 (0.91%) Teradata
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Posted: 2 days ago
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Northwich, Cheshire
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Rate: From £200 to £275 per annum 6 Month Contract
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Liverpool, Merseyside
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Rate: £400 - £450 per annum
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