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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 14 15 7
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -8
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 274 225 325
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 8.71% 8.43% 12.65%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 40.59% 38.53% 49.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 190 114 171
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.41% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £204 £219
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £315
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +3.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 8 20
Average hourly rate £29.00 £33.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.12% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.40 £14.95 £12.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.80 £63.37 £38.43
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.69 £29.25 £26.75
% change year-on-year
-1.91% +9.34%
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
675 584 654
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 21.46% 21.88% 25.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 430 332 363
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £210 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £463 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 14 26
Average hourly rate £36.00 £33.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -12.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £16.50 £19.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £67.00 £39.30 £42.83
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £27.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+21.81% -8.33%

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 30 January 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 30 January 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 30 January 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.

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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 +5 151 £313 +4.16% 187
Cheshire -2 48 £305 -3.17% 68
Lancashire -1 46 £263 -4.54% 25
Merseyside +3 21 £338 +95.65% 22
Cumbria - - - - 2
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SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 January 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.

1 290 (49.91%) SQL
2 257 (44.23%) .NET
3 223 (38.38%) C#
4 195 (33.56%) Microsoft
5 139 (23.92%) ASP.NET
6 132 (22.72%) SQL Server 2008
7 130 (22.38%) JavaScript
8 124 (21.34%) MVC
9 121 (20.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 118 (20.31%) T-SQL
11 117 (20.14%) HTML
12 105 (18.07%) Windows
13 100 (17.21%) Agile Software Development
14 98 (16.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 97 (16.70%) CSS
16 96 (16.52%) Business Intelligence
17 93 (16.01%) Oracle
18 85 (14.63%) Data Warehouse
19 84 (14.46%) Web Services
20 83 (14.29%) jQuery
21 81 (13.94%) Finance
22 73 (12.56%) Visual Studio
23 71 (12.22%) MS Excel
24 70 (12.05%) XML
25 67 (11.53%) IIS
25 67 (11.53%) Migration
26 64 (11.02%) ASP.NET MVC
27 63 (10.84%) SharePoint
28 59 (10.15%) SQL Server Analysis Services
29 53 (9.12%) WCF

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

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 67 (11.53%) IIS
2 63 (10.84%) SharePoint
3 31 (5.34%) Umbraco
4 27 (4.65%) SharePoint 2010
5 20 (3.44%) CMS
6 18 (3.10%) BizTalk Server
7 13 (2.24%) MS Exchange
8 11 (1.89%) NetWeaver
9 10 (1.72%) MQSeries
10 8 (1.38%) Exchange Server 2010
11 7 (1.20%) Apache
11 7 (1.20%) Orchard CMS
12 6 (1.03%) WebLogic
12 6 (1.03%) WebSphere
13 5 (0.86%) Apache Solr
13 5 (0.86%) Apache Spark
14 4 (0.69%) Sitecore CMS
14 4 (0.69%) Documentum
14 4 (0.69%) JBoss
14 4 (0.69%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 71 (12.22%) MS Excel
2 12 (2.07%) MS Office
3 10 (1.72%) PowerPivot
4 9 (1.55%) Mingle
5 7 (1.20%) MS PowerPoint
6 6 (1.03%) InfoPath
7 4 (0.69%) MS Project
8 1 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 11 (1.89%) SAP SRM
1 11 (1.89%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (1.72%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 5 (0.86%) Dynamics AX
3 5 (0.86%) Oracle EBS
4 4 (0.69%) Cognos TM1
5 3 (0.52%) ResourceLink
6 2 (0.34%) Oracle Payables
6 2 (0.34%) Oracle General Ledger
6 2 (0.34%) Oracle EBS R12
6 2 (0.34%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 2 (0.34%) Maximo
6 2 (0.34%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.17%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.17%) Oracle 11i
7 1 (0.17%) Oracle Receivables
7 1 (0.17%) Oracle Assets
Cloud Services
1 5 (0.86%) SaaS
2 4 (0.69%) Office 365
2 4 (0.69%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (0.52%) SuccessFactors
4 2 (0.34%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.17%) PaaS
5 1 (0.17%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (3.44%) Firewall
1 20 (3.44%) SAN
2 15 (2.58%) HTTP
3 13 (2.24%) TCP/IP
3 13 (2.24%) DNS
4 12 (2.07%) Fibre Channel
5 11 (1.89%) Internet
5 11 (1.89%) LAN
5 11 (1.89%) NAS
6 10 (1.72%) Intranet
7 8 (1.38%) iSCSI
8 6 (1.03%) WAN
8 6 (1.03%) VLAN
9 5 (0.86%) Cisco ASA
9 5 (0.86%) EIGRP
9 5 (0.86%) OSPF
10 4 (0.69%) FTP
10 4 (0.69%) DHCP
10 4 (0.69%) LDAP
10 4 (0.69%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 132 (22.72%) SQL Server 2008
2 121 (20.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 98 (16.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 85 (14.63%) Data Warehouse
5 59 (10.15%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 52 (8.95%) SQL Server 2005
7 40 (6.88%) SQL Server 2012
8 34 (5.85%) Oracle Database
9 16 (2.75%) Oracle Database 11g
10 15 (2.58%) RavenDB
11 14 (2.41%) QlikView
12 13 (2.24%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 13 (2.24%) BusinessObjects
13 12 (2.07%) Relational Database
13 12 (2.07%) SAP BW
14 11 (1.89%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
15 10 (1.72%) Oracle Database 10g
15 10 (1.72%) PowerCenter
16 9 (1.55%) MySQL
17 8 (1.38%) Cognos Report Studio
Development Applications
1 73 (12.56%) Visual Studio
2 38 (6.54%) Team Foundation Server
3 26 (4.48%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 16 (2.75%) NUnit
5 13 (2.24%) Toad
6 11 (1.89%) Git (software)
7 10 (1.72%) ERwin
8 7 (1.20%) Rational Rose
9 6 (1.03%) Subversion
10 5 (0.86%) Jenkins
11 4 (0.69%) TeamCity
11 4 (0.69%) Moq
11 4 (0.69%) Oracle APEX
12 3 (0.52%) JIRA
12 3 (0.52%) Selenium
12 3 (0.52%) JMeter
12 3 (0.52%) LoadRunner
12 3 (0.52%) FxCop
12 3 (0.52%) StyleCop
13 2 (0.34%) MSTest
General
1 81 (13.94%) Finance
2 21 (3.61%) Banking
2 21 (3.61%) Retail
3 15 (2.58%) Telecoms
4 12 (2.07%) Back Office
5 10 (1.72%) Marketing
6 6 (1.03%) Manufacturing
7 4 (0.69%) Legal
8 3 (0.52%) Aerospace
9 2 (0.34%) Local Government
10 1 (0.17%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.17%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.17%) General Ledger
10 1 (0.17%) Billing
10 1 (0.17%) Electronics
10 1 (0.17%) Games
10 1 (0.17%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.17%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 345 (59.38%) Developer
2 113 (19.45%) .NET Developer
3 80 (13.77%) SQL Developer
4 61 (10.50%) Analyst
5 50 (8.61%) C# Developer
6 37 (6.37%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 34 (5.85%) DBA
8 32 (5.51%) ASP.NET Developer
9 31 (5.34%) Architect
10 28 (4.82%) C# .NET Developer
10 28 (4.82%) SQL DBA
11 25 (4.30%) Consultant
12 24 (4.13%) Administrator
13 20 (3.44%) Data Analyst
14 19 (3.27%) C# ASP.NET Developer
14 19 (3.27%) Senior Developer
15 16 (2.75%) Software Developer
16 15 (2.58%) Web Developer
17 14 (2.41%) SQL Server Developer
18 12 (2.07%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 257 (44.23%) .NET
2 139 (23.92%) ASP.NET
3 117 (20.14%) HTML
4 97 (16.70%) CSS
5 84 (14.46%) Web Services
6 83 (14.29%) jQuery
7 70 (12.05%) XML
8 64 (11.02%) ASP.NET MVC
9 53 (9.12%) WCF
9 53 (9.12%) .NET Framework
10 40 (6.88%) HTML5
11 33 (5.68%) LINQ
12 32 (5.51%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
13 26 (4.48%) Ajax
14 25 (4.30%) CSS3
15 20 (3.44%) XSLT
15 20 (3.44%) REST
16 17 (2.93%) WPF
17 15 (2.58%) RESTful
17 15 (2.58%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 53 (9.12%) NHS
2 45 (7.75%) Analytical Skills
3 22 (3.79%) Clustering
4 17 (2.93%) Replication
5 13 (2.24%) Data Integration
5 13 (2.24%) Enterprise Software
6 12 (2.07%) Management Information System
7 10 (1.72%) Computer Science
8 9 (1.55%) Data Extraction
9 8 (1.38%) Open Source
10 7 (1.20%) Celerra
11 6 (1.03%) Mobile App
11 6 (1.03%) N-Tier
12 5 (0.86%) Life Science
13 4 (0.69%) Visualisation
13 4 (0.69%) Reference Data
14 3 (0.52%) Informatics
14 3 (0.52%) W3C
15 2 (0.34%) User Experience
15 2 (0.34%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 105 (18.07%) Windows
2 37 (6.37%) Windows Server 2008
3 29 (4.99%) Windows Server 2012
4 21 (3.61%) UNIX
5 20 (3.44%) Windows Server 2003
6 12 (2.07%) Windows 7
6 12 (2.07%) Solaris
7 11 (1.89%) Linux
8 4 (0.69%) Apple iOS
8 4 (0.69%) HPUX
8 4 (0.69%) Android
8 4 (0.69%) Windows Mobile
9 2 (0.34%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.17%) Windows Vista
10 1 (0.17%) Windows 2000
10 1 (0.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 124 (21.34%) MVC
2 100 (17.21%) Agile Software Development
3 96 (16.52%) Business Intelligence
4 67 (11.53%) Migration
5 45 (7.75%) ETL
6 44 (7.57%) Data Modelling
6 44 (7.57%) OO
7 40 (6.88%) TDD
8 36 (6.20%) Scrum
9 34 (5.85%) Performance Tuning
10 31 (5.34%) SOA
11 27 (4.65%) Data Migration
12 26 (4.48%) Web Development
13 24 (4.13%) Data Analysis
14 22 (3.79%) Software Engineering
14 22 (3.79%) Mentoring
15 18 (3.10%) Validation
15 18 (3.10%) CRM
15 18 (3.10%) Data Cleansing
16 17 (2.93%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 290 (49.91%) SQL
2 223 (38.38%) C#
3 130 (22.38%) JavaScript
4 118 (20.31%) T-SQL
5 34 (5.85%) PL/SQL
6 32 (5.51%) VB
7 28 (4.82%) Java
8 17 (2.93%) XPath
9 16 (2.75%) VB.NET
10 15 (2.58%) VBA
10 15 (2.58%) VBScript
11 14 (2.41%) PowerShell
12 10 (1.72%) PHP
12 10 (1.72%) VB6
12 10 (1.72%) Ruby
13 9 (1.55%) XQuery
14 7 (1.20%) XAML
15 6 (1.03%) C
15 6 (1.03%) Shell Script
16 4 (0.69%) Python
Qualifications
1 38 (6.54%) Security Cleared
2 35 (6.02%) Degree
3 27 (4.65%) SC Cleared
4 19 (3.27%) Microsoft Certification
5 14 (2.41%) MCSE
6 8 (1.38%) MCITP
7 7 (1.20%) MCTS
8 4 (0.69%) MCP
9 2 (0.34%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (0.34%) CCNA
9 2 (0.34%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.17%) BC Cleared
10 1 (0.17%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (0.17%) Oracle Certification
10 1 (0.17%) MCSD
10 1 (0.17%) MCDBA
10 1 (0.17%) ISEB
10 1 (0.17%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (2.75%) QA
2 5 (0.86%) Data Quality
3 3 (0.52%) HL7
3 3 (0.52%) SLA
4 1 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.17%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 41 (7.06%) Active Directory
2 27 (4.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (1.72%) Hyper-V
4 8 (1.38%) Terminal Services
4 8 (1.38%) VMware ESX
5 7 (1.20%) EMC RecoverPoint
6 3 (0.52%) XenServer
7 2 (0.34%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.34%) vSphere
7 2 (0.34%) Oracle RMAN
8 1 (0.17%) Samba
8 1 (0.17%) NFS
Systems Management
1 5 (0.86%) SCOM
1 5 (0.86%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (0.69%) Cisco Prime
2 4 (0.69%) SCCM
3 3 (0.52%) Puppet
3 3 (0.52%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.34%) Salt
4 2 (0.34%) Ansible
4 2 (0.34%) Data Guard
5 1 (0.17%) WSUS
5 1 (0.17%) Nagios
5 1 (0.17%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.17%) MOM
5 1 (0.17%) Opsview
5 1 (0.17%) Oozie
Vendors
1 195 (33.56%) Microsoft
2 93 (16.01%) Oracle
3 40 (6.88%) VMware
4 24 (4.13%) Business Objects
5 18 (3.10%) SAP
6 17 (2.93%) Citrix
7 16 (2.75%) Cisco
7 16 (2.75%) Cognos
8 13 (2.24%) HP
9 10 (1.72%) Informatica
10 9 (1.55%) EMC
11 7 (1.20%) NetApp
12 6 (1.03%) Nintex
12 6 (1.03%) Sybase
12 6 (1.03%) CheckPoint
12 6 (1.03%) CA
12 6 (1.03%) Teradata
12 6 (1.03%) Northgate
13 5 (0.86%) IBM
13 5 (0.86%) SolarWinds
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