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 30 June 2016 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
30 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 24 17 9
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -8
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 241 277 289
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 6.44% 7.45% 9.38%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 28.39% 31.84% 43.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 173 196 166
Median daily rate £338 £328 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.05% +0.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £252 £255 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £438 £410
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 10 4
Median hourly rate £32.50 £19.25 £16.53
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+68.83% +16.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.80 £14.25 £10.82
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.10 £33.10 £33.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.66 £23.50 £24.38
% change year-on-year
+38.95% -3.58%
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
849 870 663
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 22.67% 23.41% 21.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 548 557 358
Median daily rate £388 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £472
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £353 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.11% +0.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 24 19
Median hourly rate £20.50 £33.00 £20.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.87% +62.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.15 £18.78 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £57.75 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.90 £27.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+16.00% -8.33%

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 30 June 2016.

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 June 2016.

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 30 June 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -3 112 £340 +3.81% 104
Cheshire -4 69 £350 +0.35% 43
Lancashire -17 23 £300 -11.11% 15
Merseyside -7 20 £325 +8.33% 18
Cumbria +11 2 £250 -50.49% 5
SQL Server
England

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 June 2016, 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.

1 262 (48.61%) SQL
2 237 (43.97%) .NET
3 203 (37.66%) C#
4 155 (28.76%) Microsoft
5 149 (27.64%) Agile Software Development
6 142 (26.35%) ASP.NET
6 142 (26.35%) MVC
7 129 (23.93%) JavaScript
8 97 (18.00%) Windows
9 85 (15.77%) HTML
9 85 (15.77%) T-SQL
10 83 (15.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 80 (14.84%) Business Intelligence
11 80 (14.84%) ETL
12 79 (14.66%) Oracle
12 79 (14.66%) jQuery
13 73 (13.54%) Finance
14 72 (13.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 70 (12.99%) CSS
15 70 (12.99%) ASP.NET MVC
16 66 (12.24%) Web Development
17 61 (11.32%) Java
18 58 (10.76%) Web Services
18 58 (10.76%) TDD
19 54 (10.02%) Team Foundation Server
20 53 (9.83%) SQL Server Analysis Services
21 52 (9.65%) Windows Server
22 49 (9.09%) SQL Server 2008
22 49 (9.09%) Linux
23 48 (8.91%) Visual Studio

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 45 (8.35%) SharePoint
2 34 (6.31%) IIS
3 14 (2.60%) Tomcat
3 14 (2.60%) WebSphere
4 13 (2.41%) Apache
5 11 (2.04%) CMS
6 9 (1.67%) MS Exchange
7 7 (1.30%) GeoServer
8 6 (1.11%) CICS
8 6 (1.11%) SharePoint 2013
8 6 (1.11%) Skype for Business
9 5 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2010
9 5 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2013
10 4 (0.74%) BizTalk Server
10 4 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2007
10 4 (0.74%) SharePoint 2010
10 4 (0.74%) Umbraco
10 4 (0.74%) WebSphere Application Server
11 3 (0.56%) EPiServer CMS
11 3 (0.56%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 41 (7.61%) MS Excel
2 14 (2.60%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 29 (5.38%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.74%) Dynamics AX
2 4 (0.74%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.37%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 2 (0.37%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.19%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.19%) Infor M3
4 1 (0.19%) nopCommerce
4 1 (0.19%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.19%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.19%) Oracle Payroll
4 1 (0.19%) Payment Gateway
4 1 (0.19%) SAP CO
4 1 (0.19%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.19%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (0.19%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 13 (2.41%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (1.30%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (1.11%) SaaS
4 5 (0.93%) IaaS
4 5 (0.93%) Office 365
5 4 (0.74%) PaaS
6 1 (0.19%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.19%) Amazon ElastiCache
6 1 (0.19%) Amazon ELB
6 1 (0.19%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.19%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (0.19%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.19%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.19%) CloudFront
6 1 (0.19%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 16 (2.97%) Network Security
2 14 (2.60%) NetScaler
3 11 (2.04%) Internet
4 10 (1.86%) TCP/IP
5 9 (1.67%) HTTP
5 9 (1.67%) SAN
6 6 (1.11%) LAN
6 6 (1.11%) LDAP
6 6 (1.11%) Skype
6 6 (1.11%) WAN
7 5 (0.93%) DNS
7 5 (0.93%) FTP
8 4 (0.74%) Firewall
8 4 (0.74%) SMTP
9 2 (0.37%) Intranet
9 2 (0.37%) Reverse Proxy
9 2 (0.37%) VoIP
9 2 (0.37%) WinSCP
10 1 (0.19%) Remote Desktop
10 1 (0.19%) RS-232
Database & Business Intelligence
1 83 (15.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 72 (13.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 53 (9.83%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 49 (9.09%) SQL Server 2008
5 41 (7.61%) SQL Server 2012
6 30 (5.57%) SQL Server 2014
7 29 (5.38%) Data Warehouse
8 22 (4.08%) Big Data
9 21 (3.90%) Relational Database
10 20 (3.71%) DB2
11 19 (3.53%) OLAP
11 19 (3.53%) OLAP Cube
12 17 (3.15%) MongoDB
13 15 (2.78%) Oracle Database
14 13 (2.41%) SQL Server 2005
15 10 (1.86%) PostgreSQL
16 9 (1.67%) MySQL
16 9 (1.67%) NoSQL
17 7 (1.30%) Hadoop
17 7 (1.30%) QGIS
Development Applications
1 54 (10.02%) Team Foundation Server
2 48 (8.91%) Visual Studio
3 32 (5.94%) Jenkins
4 19 (3.53%) Git (software)
4 19 (3.53%) JIRA
5 16 (2.97%) Talend Open Studio
6 12 (2.23%) Selenium
6 12 (2.23%) Subversion
7 7 (1.30%) ERwin
7 7 (1.30%) Mercurial
7 7 (1.30%) Mocha
8 6 (1.11%) NUnit
8 6 (1.11%) Octopus Deploy
8 6 (1.11%) TeamCity
9 5 (0.93%) Cucumber
10 4 (0.74%) JUnit
10 4 (0.74%) Moq
10 4 (0.74%) SpecFlow
10 4 (0.74%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 3 (0.56%) Toad
General
1 73 (13.54%) Finance
2 36 (6.68%) Banking
3 13 (2.41%) Manufacturing
3 13 (2.41%) Retail
4 10 (1.86%) Local Government
5 9 (1.67%) Advertising
6 7 (1.30%) Marketing
7 6 (1.11%) Law
8 5 (0.93%) Electronics
9 4 (0.74%) Back Office
9 4 (0.74%) Pharmaceutical
9 4 (0.74%) Publishing
9 4 (0.74%) Telecoms
10 3 (0.56%) Billing
11 2 (0.37%) Corporate Banking
11 2 (0.37%) Legal
12 1 (0.19%) Mandarin Language
Job Titles
1 322 (59.74%) Developer
2 107 (19.85%) .NET Developer
3 89 (16.51%) C# Developer
4 85 (15.77%) SQL Developer
5 68 (12.62%) Analyst
6 60 (11.13%) C# .NET Developer
7 43 (7.98%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
8 40 (7.42%) DBA
9 35 (6.49%) ASP.NET Developer
9 35 (6.49%) SQL Server Developer
10 28 (5.19%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 26 (4.82%) Architect
12 25 (4.64%) ETL Developer
13 24 (4.45%) SQL DBA
14 23 (4.27%) Analyst Developer
14 23 (4.27%) SSIS Developer
14 23 (4.27%) Web Developer
15 19 (3.53%) Senior Developer
16 18 (3.34%) Business Intelligence Developer
16 18 (3.34%) SQL Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 237 (43.97%) .NET
2 142 (26.35%) ASP.NET
3 85 (15.77%) HTML
4 79 (14.66%) jQuery
5 70 (12.99%) ASP.NET MVC
5 70 (12.99%) CSS
6 58 (10.76%) Web Services
7 44 (8.16%) AngularJS
8 43 (7.98%) WCF
9 40 (7.42%) .NET Framework
10 29 (5.38%) ASP.NET Web API
11 28 (5.19%) Entity Framework
12 27 (5.01%) XML
13 26 (4.82%) HTML5
14 16 (2.97%) Ajax
14 16 (2.97%) ASP.NET MVC 5
14 16 (2.97%) ASP.NET Web Forms
15 15 (2.78%) CSS3
16 14 (2.60%) RESTful
16 14 (2.60%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 19 (3.53%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (3.15%) Replication
3 16 (2.97%) Digital Media
4 15 (2.78%) Computer Science
5 14 (2.60%) NHS
6 13 (2.41%) Fat Client
6 13 (2.41%) Thin Client
7 12 (2.23%) Data Centre
7 12 (2.23%) Management Information System
8 11 (2.04%) iPad
9 10 (1.86%) Mainframe
10 8 (1.48%) Enterprise Software
11 7 (1.30%) Mobile App
12 6 (1.11%) Clustering
12 6 (1.11%) Visualisation
13 5 (0.93%) Client/Server
13 5 (0.93%) Data Extraction
13 5 (0.93%) Driving Licence
13 5 (0.93%) PKI
14 4 (0.74%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 97 (18.00%) Windows
2 52 (9.65%) Windows Server
3 49 (9.09%) Linux
4 36 (6.68%) Windows Server 2012
5 26 (4.82%) Windows Server 2003
6 25 (4.64%) Unix
6 25 (4.64%) Windows Server 2008
7 13 (2.41%) AIX
8 7 (1.30%) CentOS
9 6 (1.11%) Solaris
10 5 (0.93%) Windows 10
11 2 (0.37%) Apple iOS
11 2 (0.37%) HPUX
11 2 (0.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (0.37%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.19%) Android
12 1 (0.19%) Embedded Linux
12 1 (0.19%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.19%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.19%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 149 (27.64%) Agile Software Development
2 142 (26.35%) MVC
3 80 (14.84%) Business Intelligence
3 80 (14.84%) ETL
4 66 (12.24%) Web Development
5 58 (10.76%) TDD
6 47 (8.72%) CRM
7 41 (7.61%) Migration
8 39 (7.24%) Waterfall
9 36 (6.68%) Scrum
10 34 (6.31%) Performance Tuning
11 30 (5.57%) E-Commerce
12 27 (5.01%) High Availability
13 26 (4.82%) Continuous Integration
14 25 (4.64%) ERP
15 24 (4.45%) Unit Testing
16 22 (4.08%) Data Modelling
17 21 (3.90%) Analytics
17 21 (3.90%) Kimball Methodology
18 20 (3.71%) Application Packaging
Programming Languages
1 262 (48.61%) SQL
2 203 (37.66%) C#
3 129 (23.93%) JavaScript
4 85 (15.77%) T-SQL
5 61 (11.32%) Java
6 29 (5.38%) PowerShell
7 23 (4.27%) PHP
8 15 (2.78%) PL/SQL
8 15 (2.78%) VB.NET
9 12 (2.23%) VB
10 10 (1.86%) Python
11 9 (1.67%) Shell Script
12 7 (1.30%) C++
12 7 (1.30%) FQL
13 4 (0.74%) Bash Shell
14 3 (0.56%) Perl
14 3 (0.56%) R
14 3 (0.56%) Ruby
14 3 (0.56%) VBA
14 3 (0.56%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 20 (3.71%) Security Cleared
2 18 (3.34%) Degree
3 12 (2.23%) Microsoft Certification
3 12 (2.23%) SC Cleared
4 8 (1.48%) MCSE
5 5 (0.93%) ISEB
6 4 (0.74%) ISTQB
7 3 (0.56%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (0.37%) CCNA
8 2 (0.37%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (0.37%) MCTS
8 2 (0.37%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.19%) BC Cleared
9 1 (0.19%) CCNP
9 1 (0.19%) CNE
9 1 (0.19%) MCDBA
9 1 (0.19%) MCP
9 1 (0.19%) MCSA
9 1 (0.19%) Network+ Certification
9 1 (0.19%) Novell Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (2.78%) QA
2 7 (1.30%) SLA
3 5 (0.93%) Disclosure Scotland
4 4 (0.74%) Data Quality
5 3 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.37%) ISO27005
7 1 (0.19%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 45 (8.35%) Active Directory
2 20 (3.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (2.97%) Microsoft App-V
4 10 (1.86%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 10 (1.86%) XenApp
5 8 (1.48%) Docker
6 7 (1.30%) Hyper-V
7 5 (0.93%) HDFS
8 4 (0.74%) vSphere
9 3 (0.56%) BitLocker
10 2 (0.37%) Postfix
10 2 (0.37%) Sendmail
10 2 (0.37%) VMware ESX
10 2 (0.37%) VMware Server
11 1 (0.19%) EMC RecoverPoint
11 1 (0.19%) Firmware
11 1 (0.19%) Virtual Desktop
11 1 (0.19%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 11 (2.04%) SCCM
2 9 (1.67%) SCOM
2 9 (1.67%) Tivoli
3 6 (1.11%) HP Quality Center
3 6 (1.11%) Puppet
4 5 (0.93%) vRealize
5 4 (0.74%) NetBackup
6 3 (0.56%) BladeLogic
6 3 (0.56%) EMC NetWorker
7 2 (0.37%) DameWare
7 2 (0.37%) Failover Clustering
7 2 (0.37%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 2 (0.37%) Norton AntiVirus
7 2 (0.37%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (0.37%) Oracle RMAN
7 2 (0.37%) ServiceCenter
7 2 (0.37%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 2 (0.37%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 2 (0.37%) TADDM
7 2 (0.37%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 155 (28.76%) Microsoft
2 79 (14.66%) Oracle
3 46 (8.53%) VMware
4 28 (5.19%) Citrix
5 25 (4.64%) HP
6 22 (4.08%) Vertica
7 21 (3.90%) AppSense
8 16 (2.97%) Talend
9 14 (2.60%) IBM
10 13 (2.41%) Wyse
11 10 (1.86%) SAP
12 9 (1.67%) Tableau
13 7 (1.30%) Cisco
13 7 (1.30%) Sitecore
13 7 (1.30%) Sybase
14 6 (1.11%) ServiceNow
14 6 (1.11%) TIBCO
15 4 (0.74%) MobileIron
15 4 (0.74%) Symantec
15 4 (0.74%) Twitter
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