The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Database & Business Intelligence category for the North West region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 13 8 8
Rank change year-on-year
-5 0
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 283 258 311
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 8.92% 10.71% 10.16%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 46.93% 44.56% 44.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 162 114 170
Average daily rate £325 £315 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.17% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £223 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £420 £407
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 15 25
Average hourly rate £26.94 £30.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.20% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.85 £17.90 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £38.30 £38.04
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £28.00 £25.88
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +8.19%
Database & Business Intelligence Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
603 579 700
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 19.00% 24.04% 22.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 346 281 358
Average daily rate £340 £335 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.49% +3.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £453
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £338
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 20 36
Average hourly rate £42.50 £29.96 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+41.85% +33.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £17.47 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £147.00 £82.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £28.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -1.75%
SQL Server
England

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 18 April 2014.

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 18 April 2014.

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 18 April 2014. 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 each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -4 153 £325 +9.24% 146
Cheshire 0 69 £350 +5.66% 73
Lancashire -15 26 £275 - 19
Merseyside -2 18 £288 +4.54% 33
Cumbria -7 4 £363 -16.23%
SQL Server
England

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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.

1 251 (48.46%) SQL
1 251 (48.46%) .NET
2 201 (38.80%) C#
3 177 (34.17%) ASP.NET
4 123 (23.75%) JavaScript
4 123 (23.75%) Microsoft
5 118 (22.78%) MVC
6 116 (22.39%) SQL Server 2008
7 114 (22.01%) HTML
8 111 (21.43%) T-SQL
9 96 (18.53%) jQuery
10 95 (18.34%) CSS
11 89 (17.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 88 (16.99%) Oracle
13 87 (16.80%) Finance
14 85 (16.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 80 (15.44%) Web Services
16 76 (14.67%) Windows
17 75 (14.48%) ASP.NET MVC
18 74 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
19 68 (13.13%) WCF
20 63 (12.16%) Migration
20 63 (12.16%) Data Warehouse
20 63 (12.16%) XML
21 58 (11.20%) MS Excel
22 55 (10.62%) SQL Server 2005
22 55 (10.62%) TDD
23 54 (10.42%) SharePoint
24 53 (10.23%) Agile Software Development
25 51 (9.85%) Scrum

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 54 (10.42%) SharePoint
2 27 (5.21%) IIS
3 23 (4.44%) CMS
3 23 (4.44%) MS Exchange
4 16 (3.09%) SharePoint 2013
5 13 (2.51%) SharePoint 2010
6 11 (2.12%) Exchange Server 2010
7 10 (1.93%) Sitecore CMS
7 10 (1.93%) WebSphere
8 9 (1.74%) WebLogic
8 9 (1.74%) SharePoint Server
9 8 (1.54%) Exchange Server 2003
10 7 (1.35%) Tomcat
10 7 (1.35%) Adobe CQ
11 6 (1.16%) Lync
11 6 (1.16%) Escenic
11 6 (1.16%) MQSeries
12 5 (0.97%) Apache
12 5 (0.97%) JCAPS
13 4 (0.77%) Node.js
Applications
1 58 (11.20%) MS Excel
2 12 (2.32%) MS Office
3 5 (0.97%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (0.77%) Adobe Illustrator
5 3 (0.58%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.39%) Mingle
6 2 (0.39%) InfoPath
6 2 (0.39%) MS Project
7 1 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (1.54%) Exstream
2 5 (0.97%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.77%) Magento
4 3 (0.58%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 3 (0.58%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (0.58%) Oracle Payables
5 2 (0.39%) Oracle Receivables
5 2 (0.39%) Oracle Assets
5 2 (0.39%) Oracle General Ledger
5 2 (0.39%) Oracle EBS R12
5 2 (0.39%) Oracle Applications
5 2 (0.39%) Oracle 11i
5 2 (0.39%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.19%) CA Clarity
6 1 (0.19%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.39%) Office 365
1 2 (0.39%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.19%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.19%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (2.70%) DNS
2 12 (2.32%) LDAP
3 10 (1.93%) Intranet
4 9 (1.74%) Internet
5 8 (1.54%) LAN
5 8 (1.54%) WAN
5 8 (1.54%) SMTP
5 8 (1.54%) SNMP
6 7 (1.35%) SAN
6 7 (1.35%) TCP/IP
6 7 (1.35%) HTTP
7 6 (1.16%) DHCP
7 6 (1.16%) FTP
8 4 (0.77%) SMS
8 4 (0.77%) Firewall
9 2 (0.39%) VLAN
9 2 (0.39%) VoIP
9 2 (0.39%) Wireless
10 1 (0.19%) Wi-Fi
10 1 (0.19%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 116 (22.39%) SQL Server 2008
2 89 (17.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 85 (16.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 63 (12.16%) Data Warehouse
5 55 (10.62%) SQL Server 2005
6 39 (7.53%) SQL Server 2012
7 31 (5.98%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 28 (5.41%) Relational Database
9 18 (3.47%) Oracle Database
9 18 (3.47%) MySQL
10 16 (3.09%) Big Data
11 13 (2.51%) QlikView
12 12 (2.32%) MS Access
13 10 (1.93%) Data Mining
13 10 (1.93%) Oracle Database 10g
14 9 (1.74%) Oracle Database 11g
15 7 (1.35%) SQL Server 2000
15 7 (1.35%) Hadoop
16 6 (1.16%) Crystal Reports
16 6 (1.16%) DTS
Development Applications
1 38 (7.34%) Visual Studio
2 19 (3.67%) Team Foundation Server
3 14 (2.70%) NUnit
4 9 (1.74%) Moq
5 8 (1.54%) Toad
6 7 (1.35%) SpecFlow
7 6 (1.16%) Git (software)
7 6 (1.16%) Selenium
8 5 (0.97%) ReSharper
8 5 (0.97%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 4 (0.77%) LLBLGen Pro
9 4 (0.77%) Mercurial
9 4 (0.77%) TeamCity
9 4 (0.77%) Subversion
9 4 (0.77%) LoadRunner
10 3 (0.58%) JIRA
10 3 (0.58%) MSTest
11 2 (0.39%) YouTrack
11 2 (0.39%) T4 Templates
11 2 (0.39%) Cucumber
General
1 87 (16.80%) Finance
2 16 (3.09%) Retail
3 15 (2.90%) Banking
4 13 (2.51%) Telecoms
5 8 (1.54%) Manufacturing
6 7 (1.35%) Local Government
7 6 (1.16%) Marketing
7 6 (1.16%) Back Office
8 3 (0.58%) Electronics
9 2 (0.39%) General Ledger
9 2 (0.39%) Billing
9 2 (0.39%) Legal
9 2 (0.39%) Publishing
10 1 (0.19%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 304 (58.69%) Developer
2 123 (23.75%) .NET Developer
3 65 (12.55%) Analyst
4 55 (10.62%) C# Developer
5 52 (10.04%) SQL Developer
6 46 (8.88%) ASP.NET Developer
7 35 (6.76%) C# .NET Developer
8 31 (5.98%) Consultant
9 30 (5.79%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 29 (5.60%) DBA
11 27 (5.21%) Senior Developer
12 26 (5.02%) SQL DBA
13 21 (4.05%) Web Developer
14 20 (3.86%) Business Intelligence Developer
15 18 (3.47%) Architect
16 16 (3.09%) Software Developer
16 16 (3.09%) Technical Consultant
17 15 (2.90%) Data Analyst
18 13 (2.51%) SharePoint Developer
18 13 (2.51%) SQL Server Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 251 (48.46%) .NET
2 177 (34.17%) ASP.NET
3 114 (22.01%) HTML
4 96 (18.53%) jQuery
5 95 (18.34%) CSS
6 80 (15.44%) Web Services
7 75 (14.48%) ASP.NET MVC
8 68 (13.13%) WCF
9 63 (12.16%) XML
10 44 (8.49%) .NET Framework
11 42 (8.11%) HTML5
12 34 (6.56%) WPF
13 33 (6.37%) WinForms
13 33 (6.37%) SOAP
14 31 (5.98%) Ajax
15 28 (5.41%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
16 25 (4.83%) ASP.NET Web Forms
17 23 (4.44%) LINQ
18 22 (4.25%) CSS3
19 17 (3.28%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 47 (9.07%) NHS
2 12 (2.32%) Clustering
3 10 (1.93%) Replication
4 8 (1.54%) Enterprise Software
4 8 (1.54%) Inversion of Control
5 7 (1.35%) RIA
5 7 (1.35%) Data Extraction
6 6 (1.16%) Client/Server
6 6 (1.16%) Management Information System
7 5 (0.97%) N-Tier
7 5 (0.97%) Computer Science
7 5 (0.97%) Mobile App
8 4 (0.77%) PKI
9 3 (0.58%) GIS
9 3 (0.58%) Mainframe
9 3 (0.58%) DTV
9 3 (0.58%) Informatics
9 3 (0.58%) Mathematics
9 3 (0.58%) Open Source
10 2 (0.39%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 76 (14.67%) Windows
2 26 (5.02%) Windows Server 2008
3 24 (4.63%) Windows Server 2003
4 21 (4.05%) Linux
5 19 (3.67%) UNIX
6 15 (2.90%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (1.35%) Windows XP
8 5 (0.97%) HPUX
8 5 (0.97%) Fedora
8 5 (0.97%) Windows 7
9 4 (0.77%) SUSE
9 4 (0.77%) AIX
10 2 (0.39%) Windows 8
10 2 (0.39%) Apple iOS
10 2 (0.39%) Windows 2000 Server
10 2 (0.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (0.39%) Solaris
11 1 (0.19%) Windows CE
11 1 (0.19%) NetWare
11 1 (0.19%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 118 (22.78%) MVC
2 74 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
3 63 (12.16%) Migration
4 55 (10.62%) TDD
5 53 (10.23%) Agile Software Development
6 51 (9.85%) Scrum
7 49 (9.46%) ETL
8 36 (6.95%) OO
9 35 (6.76%) Project Management
10 33 (6.37%) E-Commerce
11 29 (5.60%) Data Migration
12 24 (4.63%) OOD
13 22 (4.25%) ITIL
14 21 (4.05%) Data Modelling
15 19 (3.67%) Data Analysis
16 17 (3.28%) Web Development
16 17 (3.28%) Data Cleansing
17 15 (2.90%) Performance Tuning
17 15 (2.90%) MVVM
18 14 (2.70%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 251 (48.46%) SQL
2 201 (38.80%) C#
3 123 (23.75%) JavaScript
4 111 (21.43%) T-SQL
5 29 (5.60%) VB
6 25 (4.83%) PL/SQL
7 23 (4.44%) Java
8 21 (4.05%) VB.NET
9 9 (1.74%) VBA
10 8 (1.54%) PowerShell
10 8 (1.54%) C++
11 6 (1.16%) Scala
11 6 (1.16%) VB6
11 6 (1.16%) VBScript
12 4 (0.77%) C
12 4 (0.77%) PHP
12 4 (0.77%) Shell Script
13 3 (0.58%) XAML
13 3 (0.58%) VC++
13 3 (0.58%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 30 (5.79%) Degree
2 12 (2.32%) ISEB
3 11 (2.12%) Security Cleared
4 10 (1.93%) SC Cleared
4 10 (1.93%) Microsoft Certification
5 8 (1.54%) MCSE
6 4 (0.77%) ISEB Practitioner
6 4 (0.77%) MCP
6 4 (0.77%) CCNA
6 4 (0.77%) Citrix Certification
6 4 (0.77%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (0.58%) ISTQB
8 2 (0.39%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.19%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.19%) PMP
9 1 (0.19%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.19%) OCP
9 1 (0.19%) OCA
9 1 (0.19%) Oracle Certification
9 1 (0.19%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (3.67%) QA
2 8 (1.54%) HL7
3 3 (0.58%) ISO 9001
3 3 (0.58%) SLA
3 3 (0.58%) WAI
4 2 (0.39%) Basel III
4 2 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 43 (8.30%) Active Directory
2 10 (1.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (1.35%) XenApp
3 7 (1.35%) XenDesktop
4 4 (0.77%) Hyper-V
5 3 (0.58%) LiteSpeed
6 2 (0.39%) vSphere
6 2 (0.39%) XenServer
6 2 (0.39%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.19%) Novell eDirectory
7 1 (0.19%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 8 (1.54%) SCOM
2 6 (1.16%) HP Quality Center
3 5 (0.97%) Tivoli
4 4 (0.77%) Backup Exec
4 4 (0.77%) SCCM
5 3 (0.58%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 2 (0.39%) Unicenter
7 1 (0.19%) Novell Identity Manager
7 1 (0.19%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 1 (0.19%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.19%) Oracle Identity Manager
7 1 (0.19%) Oracle Identity Management
7 1 (0.19%) FortiGate
7 1 (0.19%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 123 (23.75%) Microsoft
2 88 (16.99%) Oracle
3 23 (4.44%) Citrix
4 19 (3.67%) VMware
5 16 (3.09%) SAP
5 16 (3.09%) HP
6 10 (1.93%) Sitecore
7 8 (1.54%) Business Objects
8 7 (1.35%) JBoss
9 6 (1.16%) Twitter
9 6 (1.16%) Tableau
9 6 (1.16%) Ab Initio
9 6 (1.16%) NetApp
10 5 (0.97%) Symantec
10 5 (0.97%) Adobe
11 4 (0.77%) Cyber-Ark
11 4 (0.77%) Open Text
11 4 (0.77%) Cognos
11 4 (0.77%) TIBCO
12 3 (0.58%) CA
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