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 20 January 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
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
England / North West
Rank 10 16 12
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -4
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 242 342 298
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 9.24% 8.80% 9.43%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 38.91% 42.27% 41.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 187 249 204
Median daily rate £350 £350 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 7 9
Median hourly rate £27.50 £32.50 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.38% +12.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £15.70 £23.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.00 £52.47 £42.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.39 £22.50 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+12.84% -11.76%

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
622 809 714
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 23.76% 20.81% 22.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 428 526 459
Median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £299 £263 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +4.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 25 20
Median hourly rate £20.50 £40.00 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-48.75% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £17.20 £24.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.75 £67.04 £67.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £26.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+43.39% -18.46%

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 20 January 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 20 January 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 20 January 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 -3 117 £350 - 90
Merseyside +4 39 £350 -22.22% 27
Lancashire +3 38 £313 +19.04% 19
Cheshire +12 36 £350 - 48
Cumbria +6 1 - - 2
SQL Server
England

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 20 January 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.

1 298 (51.65%) SQL
2 236 (40.90%) .NET
3 211 (36.57%) C#
4 167 (28.94%) Microsoft
5 164 (28.42%) Windows
6 145 (25.13%) ASP.NET
7 132 (22.88%) MVC
7 132 (22.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 130 (22.53%) JavaScript
9 123 (21.32%) Agile Software Development
10 115 (19.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 113 (19.58%) Business Intelligence
12 112 (19.41%) Oracle
13 108 (18.72%) HTML
14 103 (17.85%) SQL Server 2008
15 94 (16.29%) CSS
16 93 (16.12%) T-SQL
17 84 (14.56%) ETL
18 78 (13.52%) XML
19 73 (12.65%) jQuery
20 72 (12.48%) Finance
21 71 (12.31%) SQL Server 2012
22 69 (11.96%) MS Excel
23 67 (11.61%) Linux
24 66 (11.44%) Data Warehouse
25 65 (11.27%) Web Services
26 63 (10.92%) .NET Framework
27 62 (10.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
28 58 (10.05%) Windows Server
29 55 (9.53%) SQL Server 2014

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 42 (7.28%) SharePoint
2 33 (5.72%) CMS
3 23 (3.99%) IIS
3 23 (3.99%) Umbraco
4 17 (2.95%) WebSphere
5 16 (2.77%) MS Exchange
6 15 (2.60%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 13 (2.25%) BizTalk Server
8 9 (1.56%) SharePoint 2010
8 9 (1.56%) SharePoint 2013
9 8 (1.39%) CICS
9 8 (1.39%) Sitecore CMS
10 7 (1.21%) SAS
10 7 (1.21%) Sitefinity
10 7 (1.21%) WebSphere Application Server
11 6 (1.04%) Apache
11 6 (1.04%) Skype for Business
11 6 (1.04%) Tomcat
12 5 (0.87%) Kentico
13 4 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 69 (11.96%) MS Excel
2 18 (3.12%) MS Office
3 7 (1.21%) InfoPath
4 6 (1.04%) MS PowerPoint
5 5 (0.87%) MS Project
6 1 (0.17%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.17%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 10 (1.73%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.87%) Dynamics AX
2 5 (0.87%) Dynamics NAV
3 3 (0.52%) SAP BPC
4 2 (0.35%) OPENContractor
5 1 (0.17%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 1 (0.17%) Orchard Housing
5 1 (0.17%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 22 (3.81%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (2.25%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (2.25%) Office 365
3 6 (1.04%) Amazon S3
4 5 (0.87%) Google Analytics
4 5 (0.87%) PaaS
5 4 (0.69%) SaaS
6 3 (0.52%) Amazon EC2
6 3 (0.52%) Amazon ElastiCache
6 3 (0.52%) Amazon ELB
6 3 (0.52%) AWS CloudFormation
6 3 (0.52%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (0.52%) CloudFront
7 2 (0.35%) Amazon EMR
7 2 (0.35%) AWS Lambda
7 2 (0.35%) Azure Active Directory
7 2 (0.35%) IaaS
8 1 (0.17%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 25 (4.33%) Firewall
2 18 (3.12%) DNS
3 16 (2.77%) DHCP
4 13 (2.25%) VLAN
5 11 (1.91%) SAN
6 10 (1.73%) TCP/IP
7 8 (1.39%) HTTP
7 8 (1.39%) Intranet
7 8 (1.39%) SMTP
8 7 (1.21%) FTP
8 7 (1.21%) Internet
9 6 (1.04%) LAN
10 5 (0.87%) Network Security
10 5 (0.87%) WAN
11 4 (0.69%) Extranet
11 4 (0.69%) LDAP
12 3 (0.52%) NetScaler
12 3 (0.52%) VPN
12 3 (0.52%) Wi-Fi
13 2 (0.35%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 132 (22.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 115 (19.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 103 (17.85%) SQL Server 2008
4 71 (12.31%) SQL Server 2012
5 66 (11.44%) Data Warehouse
6 62 (10.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 55 (9.53%) SQL Server 2014
8 46 (7.97%) Relational Database
9 35 (6.07%) Oracle Database
10 30 (5.20%) DB2
10 30 (5.20%) MongoDB
11 26 (4.51%) SQL Server 2005
12 23 (3.99%) MySQL
13 20 (3.47%) NoSQL
13 20 (3.47%) Oracle Database 11g
14 19 (3.29%) Big Data
15 16 (2.77%) Oracle Database 12c
15 16 (2.77%) SQL Server 2000
16 11 (1.91%) BusinessObjects
17 10 (1.73%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 53 (9.19%) Team Foundation Server
2 47 (8.15%) Visual Studio
3 28 (4.85%) Git (software)
4 14 (2.43%) Subversion
5 11 (1.91%) JIRA
6 10 (1.73%) Cucumber
7 9 (1.56%) Eclipse
7 9 (1.56%) Moq
8 8 (1.39%) NUnit
9 7 (1.21%) Jenkins
9 7 (1.21%) Selenium
10 6 (1.04%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 5 (0.87%) JUnit
11 5 (0.87%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
12 4 (0.69%) Eclipse RCP
12 4 (0.69%) Maven
13 3 (0.52%) Gradle
13 3 (0.52%) Mercurial
13 3 (0.52%) TeamCity
13 3 (0.52%) Vagrant
General
1 72 (12.48%) Finance
2 19 (3.29%) Banking
3 18 (3.12%) Manufacturing
4 11 (1.91%) Advertising
4 11 (1.91%) Retail
5 7 (1.21%) Marketing
6 4 (0.69%) Telecoms
7 3 (0.52%) Billing
7 3 (0.52%) Legal
8 2 (0.35%) Local Government
9 1 (0.17%) Back Office
9 1 (0.17%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.17%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 346 (59.97%) Developer
2 129 (22.36%) .NET Developer
3 83 (14.38%) C# Developer
4 81 (14.04%) SQL Developer
5 64 (11.09%) C# .NET Developer
6 60 (10.40%) DBA
7 51 (8.84%) SQL DBA
8 43 (7.45%) Analyst
9 42 (7.28%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 37 (6.41%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
11 35 (6.07%) Senior Developer
12 31 (5.37%) ASP.NET Developer
13 28 (4.85%) Architect
14 24 (4.16%) C# ASP.NET Developer
15 23 (3.99%) SQL Server Developer
16 22 (3.81%) SSIS Developer
17 21 (3.64%) SQL Server DBA
18 20 (3.47%) Consultant
19 16 (2.77%) Umbraco Developer
19 16 (2.77%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 236 (40.90%) .NET
2 145 (25.13%) ASP.NET
3 108 (18.72%) HTML
4 94 (16.29%) CSS
5 78 (13.52%) XML
6 73 (12.65%) jQuery
7 65 (11.27%) Web Services
8 63 (10.92%) .NET Framework
9 48 (8.32%) AngularJS
9 48 (8.32%) Entity Framework
10 46 (7.97%) ASP.NET MVC
11 44 (7.63%) HTML5
12 34 (5.89%) SOAP
13 33 (5.72%) ASP.NET Web API
13 33 (5.72%) WCF
14 28 (4.85%) WinForms
15 25 (4.33%) JSON
16 22 (3.81%) ASP.NET Web Forms
17 21 (3.64%) J2EE
18 18 (3.12%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 49 (8.49%) Analytical Skills
2 24 (4.16%) Replication
3 13 (2.25%) User Experience
3 13 (2.25%) Visualisation
4 11 (1.91%) Management Information System
5 10 (1.73%) Data Extraction
6 9 (1.56%) Client/Server
7 8 (1.39%) Data Structures
8 6 (1.04%) Oracle Licensing
9 5 (0.87%) Algorithms
9 5 (0.87%) Clustering
9 5 (0.87%) Data Centre
10 4 (0.69%) Computer Science
10 4 (0.69%) Data Integration
10 4 (0.69%) Fat Client
10 4 (0.69%) Fintech
10 4 (0.69%) Mobile App
10 4 (0.69%) N-Tier
10 4 (0.69%) Thin Client
11 3 (0.52%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 164 (28.42%) Windows
2 67 (11.61%) Linux
3 58 (10.05%) Windows Server
4 47 (8.15%) Unix
5 30 (5.20%) Windows Server 2012
6 26 (4.51%) AIX
7 24 (4.16%) Windows Server 2008
8 10 (1.73%) HPUX
9 7 (1.21%) Windows Server 2003
10 5 (0.87%) CentOS
10 5 (0.87%) Solaris
11 4 (0.69%) Android
12 3 (0.52%) Apple iOS
12 3 (0.52%) Windows Mobile
13 2 (0.35%) Ubuntu
13 2 (0.35%) Windows Phone
14 1 (0.17%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.17%) Windows 2000
14 1 (0.17%) Windows 7
14 1 (0.17%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 132 (22.88%) MVC
2 123 (21.32%) Agile Software Development
3 113 (19.58%) Business Intelligence
4 84 (14.56%) ETL
5 50 (8.67%) Migration
6 43 (7.45%) Performance Tuning
6 43 (7.45%) TDD
7 41 (7.11%) Scrum
8 35 (6.07%) Web Development
9 30 (5.20%) Unit Testing
10 29 (5.03%) Data Modelling
11 26 (4.51%) Project Management
12 24 (4.16%) E-Commerce
13 23 (3.99%) CRM
13 23 (3.99%) SOA
14 22 (3.81%) BDD
14 22 (3.81%) OO
14 22 (3.81%) SDLC
15 20 (3.47%) Data Migration
15 20 (3.47%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 298 (51.65%) SQL
2 211 (36.57%) C#
3 130 (22.53%) JavaScript
4 93 (16.12%) T-SQL
5 40 (6.93%) PowerShell
6 31 (5.37%) Java
7 27 (4.68%) VB.NET
8 18 (3.12%) PHP
8 18 (3.12%) Python
9 17 (2.95%) VB
10 10 (1.73%) VB6
11 8 (1.39%) C
11 8 (1.39%) C++
11 8 (1.39%) TypeScript
11 8 (1.39%) VBScript
12 7 (1.21%) PL/SQL
13 6 (1.04%) VBA
14 5 (0.87%) R
14 5 (0.87%) Ruby
15 4 (0.69%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 23 (3.99%) Degree
2 18 (3.12%) Security Cleared
3 9 (1.56%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (1.21%) SC Cleared
5 6 (1.04%) ISEB
6 4 (0.69%) MCSE
7 3 (0.52%) DV Cleared
7 3 (0.52%) MCTS
8 2 (0.35%) BC Cleared
8 2 (0.35%) DBS Check
8 2 (0.35%) MCP
8 2 (0.35%) Sun Certification
9 1 (0.17%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (0.17%) CESG Certified Professional
9 1 (0.17%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.17%) Citrix Certification
9 1 (0.17%) MCAD
9 1 (0.17%) MCSA
9 1 (0.17%) MCSD
9 1 (0.17%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (1.91%) QA
2 6 (1.04%) Data Quality
3 3 (0.52%) SLA
4 2 (0.35%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 34 (5.89%) Active Directory
2 17 (2.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (2.43%) VMware ESX
4 9 (1.56%) XenApp
5 8 (1.39%) Virtual Servers
6 7 (1.21%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 5 (0.87%) Hyper-V
8 4 (0.69%) vSphere
9 2 (0.35%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (0.35%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
9 2 (0.35%) Virtual Desktop
9 2 (0.35%) XenDesktop
10 1 (0.17%) BitLocker
10 1 (0.17%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 1 (0.17%) Firmware
10 1 (0.17%) ISA Server
10 1 (0.17%) MetaFrame
10 1 (0.17%) Shibboleth
10 1 (0.17%) Snort
10 1 (0.17%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 9 (1.56%) Oracle RMAN
2 7 (1.21%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 6 (1.04%) HP Quality Center
3 6 (1.04%) SCOM
4 5 (0.87%) Data Guard
4 5 (0.87%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (0.87%) SCCM
5 3 (0.52%) Ansible
5 3 (0.52%) Packer
5 3 (0.52%) Puppet
6 2 (0.35%) Failover Clustering
6 2 (0.35%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 2 (0.35%) HP Data Protector
6 2 (0.35%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 2 (0.35%) NetBackup
6 2 (0.35%) OpenView
6 2 (0.35%) Tivoli
7 1 (0.17%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.17%) BladeLogic
7 1 (0.17%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 167 (28.94%) Microsoft
2 112 (19.41%) Oracle
3 54 (9.36%) VMware
4 23 (3.99%) Tableau
5 20 (3.47%) SAP
6 16 (2.77%) Citrix
7 14 (2.43%) Cognos
7 14 (2.43%) Sybase
8 13 (2.25%) Sitecore
9 12 (2.08%) Sun
10 11 (1.91%) HP
11 10 (1.73%) EPiServer
12 9 (1.56%) Cisco
13 7 (1.21%) Civica
14 5 (0.87%) Google
14 5 (0.87%) Nintex
14 5 (0.87%) Perforce
14 5 (0.87%) Teradata
15 4 (0.69%) Hyperion
15 4 (0.69%) Remedy
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