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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 19 13 7
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -6
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 284 290 264
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 7.35% 9.16% 10.77%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 32.61% 46.85% 44.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 167 164 117
Average daily rate
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£325 £325 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £224 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £417
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 8 15
Average hourly rate £19.00 £26.94 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.46% -10.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £14.85 £17.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.80 £42.50 £38.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £30.88 £28.00
% change year-on-year
+13.36% +10.26%
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
871 619 591
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 22.54% 19.55% 24.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 518 356 289
Average daily rate £400 £340 £332
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% +2.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £234 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £645 £450 £457
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 17 20
Average hourly rate £44.00 £42.50 £29.96
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.52% +41.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £12.50 £17.47
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.09 £157.50 £82.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +25.00%

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 17 April 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 17 April 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 17 April 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.

Location
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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 -4 117 £325 - 150
Cheshire -2 76 £349 -0.35% 81
Lancashire +6 32 £253 -15.83% 30
Merseyside -10 26 £300 +4.34% 36
Cumbria -2 12 - - 2
SQL Server
England

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 17 April 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.

1 279 (49.56%) SQL
2 220 (39.08%) .NET
3 205 (36.41%) C#
4 185 (32.86%) Microsoft
5 135 (23.98%) ASP.NET
6 133 (23.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 114 (20.25%) SQL Server 2008
7 114 (20.25%) Windows
7 114 (20.25%) T-SQL
8 112 (19.89%) JavaScript
9 110 (19.54%) Oracle
9 110 (19.54%) MVC
10 106 (18.83%) Business Intelligence
11 102 (18.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 100 (17.76%) HTML
13 92 (16.34%) CSS
14 87 (15.45%) Agile Software Development
15 79 (14.03%) Visual Studio
16 76 (13.50%) Migration
17 75 (13.32%) Data Warehouse
17 75 (13.32%) jQuery
18 68 (12.08%) Finance
19 65 (11.55%) ETL
20 64 (11.37%) Web Services
21 60 (10.66%) XML
22 59 (10.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
23 58 (10.30%) ASP.NET MVC
24 56 (9.95%) MS Excel
25 55 (9.77%) .NET Framework
26 52 (9.24%) SQL Server 2012

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

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 48 (8.53%) IIS
2 34 (6.04%) SharePoint
3 25 (4.44%) NetWeaver
4 24 (4.26%) MS Exchange
5 18 (3.20%) BizTalk Server
6 17 (3.02%) CMS
6 17 (3.02%) Umbraco
7 12 (2.13%) MQSeries
8 11 (1.95%) SharePoint 2010
9 9 (1.60%) WebSphere
10 7 (1.24%) Apache
11 6 (1.07%) Tomcat
11 6 (1.07%) Exchange Server 2010
12 5 (0.89%) Orchard CMS
12 5 (0.89%) WebLogic
13 3 (0.53%) IBM Notes
13 3 (0.53%) Documentum
13 3 (0.53%) Oracle Workflow
13 3 (0.53%) Node.js
13 3 (0.53%) Sitefinity
Applications
1 56 (9.95%) MS Excel
2 8 (1.42%) PowerPivot
3 7 (1.24%) Mingle
3 7 (1.24%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (1.07%) InfoPath
4 6 (1.07%) MS Office
5 5 (0.89%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.18%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 11 (1.95%) SAP SRM
2 10 (1.78%) Dynamics CRM
3 8 (1.42%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 6 (1.07%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 5 (0.89%) Dynamics AX
6 3 (0.53%) ResourceLink
6 3 (0.53%) Oracle EBS
7 2 (0.36%) Maximo
7 2 (0.36%) Cognos TM1
7 2 (0.36%) Oracle Payables
8 1 (0.18%) Dynamics NAV
8 1 (0.18%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 5 (0.89%) Microsoft Azure
1 5 (0.89%) SaaS
2 4 (0.71%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (0.53%) Office 365
3 3 (0.53%) SuccessFactors
4 2 (0.36%) IaaS
4 2 (0.36%) PaaS
5 1 (0.18%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 27 (4.80%) Firewall
2 20 (3.55%) SAN
3 15 (2.66%) HTTP
4 13 (2.31%) WAN
5 12 (2.13%) Internet
5 12 (2.13%) NAS
5 12 (2.13%) Fibre Channel
6 11 (1.95%) iSCSI
7 10 (1.78%) Wireless
8 9 (1.60%) Cisco ASA
8 9 (1.60%) VPLS
8 9 (1.60%) DMZ
8 9 (1.60%) MPLS
8 9 (1.60%) OSPF
8 9 (1.60%) BGP
8 9 (1.60%) EIGRP
8 9 (1.60%) LAN
9 7 (1.24%) Intranet
10 6 (1.07%) DNS
11 5 (0.89%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 133 (23.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 114 (20.25%) SQL Server 2008
3 102 (18.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 75 (13.32%) Data Warehouse
5 59 (10.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 52 (9.24%) SQL Server 2012
7 40 (7.10%) Oracle Database
8 30 (5.33%) SQL Server 2005
9 23 (4.09%) QlikView
10 17 (3.02%) Relational Database
11 14 (2.49%) SAP HANA
12 13 (2.31%) Oracle Database 11g
12 13 (2.31%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 13 (2.31%) BusinessObjects
13 12 (2.13%) MS Access
14 11 (1.95%) DTS
14 11 (1.95%) SAP BW
14 11 (1.95%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
14 11 (1.95%) RavenDB
15 10 (1.78%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 79 (14.03%) Visual Studio
2 34 (6.04%) Team Foundation Server
3 28 (4.97%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 10 (1.78%) Git (software)
4 10 (1.78%) NUnit
5 7 (1.24%) Subversion
6 5 (0.89%) JIRA
6 5 (0.89%) Toad
6 5 (0.89%) Moq
7 4 (0.71%) Jenkins
7 4 (0.71%) JMeter
7 4 (0.71%) MSTest
8 3 (0.53%) FxCop
8 3 (0.53%) StyleCop
8 3 (0.53%) ERwin
8 3 (0.53%) Eclipse
8 3 (0.53%) Oracle APEX
8 3 (0.53%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 2 (0.36%) MSI
10 1 (0.18%) LoadRunner
General
1 68 (12.08%) Finance
2 23 (4.09%) Retail
3 17 (3.02%) Banking
3 17 (3.02%) Telecoms
4 8 (1.42%) Back Office
4 8 (1.42%) Manufacturing
5 7 (1.24%) Marketing
6 5 (0.89%) Electronics
7 2 (0.36%) Billing
8 1 (0.18%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.18%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.18%) Publishing
8 1 (0.18%) Games
8 1 (0.18%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.18%) Legal
Job Titles
1 321 (57.02%) Developer
2 108 (19.18%) .NET Developer
3 88 (15.63%) SQL Developer
4 49 (8.70%) C# Developer
4 49 (8.70%) Analyst
5 43 (7.64%) Architect
6 41 (7.28%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 33 (5.86%) DBA
7 33 (5.86%) ASP.NET Developer
8 32 (5.68%) C# .NET Developer
9 28 (4.97%) SQL DBA
10 22 (3.91%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 21 (3.73%) Consultant
12 20 (3.55%) SQL Server Developer
13 19 (3.37%) Data Analyst
13 19 (3.37%) Administrator
14 18 (3.20%) Senior Developer
15 14 (2.49%) Business Developer
16 13 (2.31%) Technical Architect
16 13 (2.31%) SAP Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 220 (39.08%) .NET
2 135 (23.98%) ASP.NET
3 100 (17.76%) HTML
4 92 (16.34%) CSS
5 75 (13.32%) jQuery
6 64 (11.37%) Web Services
7 60 (10.66%) XML
8 58 (10.30%) ASP.NET MVC
9 55 (9.77%) .NET Framework
10 49 (8.70%) WCF
11 41 (7.28%) Entity Framework
12 33 (5.86%) HTML5
13 28 (4.97%) CSS3
14 27 (4.80%) LINQ
15 23 (4.09%) REST
16 17 (3.02%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 17 (3.02%) Ajax
17 15 (2.66%) Classic ASP
17 15 (2.66%) JSON
17 15 (2.66%) ASP.NET MVC 3
Miscellaneous
1 47 (8.35%) Analytical Skills
2 40 (7.10%) NHS
3 23 (4.09%) Replication
4 20 (3.55%) Clustering
5 15 (2.66%) N-Tier
6 13 (2.31%) Open Source
6 13 (2.31%) Enterprise Software
7 12 (2.13%) Management Information System
8 10 (1.78%) Celerra
9 9 (1.60%) Data Integration
9 9 (1.60%) Computer Science
10 6 (1.07%) Data Structures
11 5 (0.89%) DTV
11 5 (0.89%) Mainframe
12 4 (0.71%) Visualisation
12 4 (0.71%) Mobile App
12 4 (0.71%) Reference Data
12 4 (0.71%) User Experience
13 3 (0.53%) Informatics
13 3 (0.53%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 114 (20.25%) Windows
2 42 (7.46%) Windows Server 2012
3 37 (6.57%) UNIX
4 32 (5.68%) Windows Server 2008
5 31 (5.51%) Linux
6 15 (2.66%) Solaris
7 13 (2.31%) Windows Server 2003
8 8 (1.42%) Windows 7
9 7 (1.24%) Android
10 5 (0.89%) HPUX
11 4 (0.71%) Windows Mobile
11 4 (0.71%) Apple iOS
12 3 (0.53%) Windows CE
13 2 (0.36%) Windows XP
13 2 (0.36%) SUSE
13 2 (0.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 1 (0.18%) Windows Phone 7
14 1 (0.18%) Windows Vista
14 1 (0.18%) Windows 2000
14 1 (0.18%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 110 (19.54%) MVC
2 106 (18.83%) Business Intelligence
3 87 (15.45%) Agile Software Development
4 76 (13.50%) Migration
5 65 (11.55%) ETL
6 37 (6.57%) OO
7 31 (5.51%) TDD
8 30 (5.33%) Data Modelling
9 29 (5.15%) Scrum
10 28 (4.97%) Disaster Recovery
11 26 (4.62%) SOA
11 26 (4.62%) Data Migration
12 25 (4.44%) Data Analysis
12 25 (4.44%) Technical Architecture
13 23 (4.09%) ERP
14 22 (3.91%) Web Development
15 19 (3.37%) Performance Tuning
16 18 (3.20%) Mentoring
16 18 (3.20%) OOP
16 18 (3.20%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 279 (49.56%) SQL
2 205 (36.41%) C#
3 114 (20.25%) T-SQL
4 112 (19.89%) JavaScript
5 27 (4.80%) Java
6 22 (3.91%) PL/SQL
6 22 (3.91%) VB
7 20 (3.55%) PowerShell
8 18 (3.20%) VB.NET
9 14 (2.49%) XPath
10 13 (2.31%) PHP
11 12 (2.13%) VBA
12 10 (1.78%) Python
13 9 (1.60%) XQuery
13 9 (1.60%) VBScript
13 9 (1.60%) Ruby
14 5 (0.89%) Perl
15 4 (0.71%) Bash Shell
16 3 (0.53%) PHP5
16 3 (0.53%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 51 (9.06%) Security Cleared
2 38 (6.75%) SC Cleared
3 17 (3.02%) Degree
4 6 (1.07%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (0.89%) ISEB
6 4 (0.71%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (0.71%) CCNA
6 4 (0.71%) DV Cleared
7 3 (0.53%) ISTQB
8 2 (0.36%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 2 (0.36%) ISEB Practitioner
9 1 (0.18%) MCTS
9 1 (0.18%) MCITP
9 1 (0.18%) Oracle Certification
9 1 (0.18%) HNC
9 1 (0.18%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (2.13%) QA
2 4 (0.71%) Data Quality
3 3 (0.53%) HL7
4 2 (0.36%) SLA
5 1 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 41 (7.28%) Active Directory
2 40 (7.10%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (3.20%) VMware ESX
4 17 (3.02%) Hyper-V
5 11 (1.95%) Terminal Services
6 10 (1.78%) EMC RecoverPoint
7 9 (1.60%) XenApp
8 4 (0.71%) vSphere
8 4 (0.71%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.18%) iptables
9 1 (0.18%) Samba
9 1 (0.18%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.18%) NFS
Systems Management
1 6 (1.07%) Puppet
2 4 (0.71%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (0.71%) Oracle RMAN
2 4 (0.71%) EMC NetWorker
2 4 (0.71%) SCOM
3 3 (0.53%) SCCM
3 3 (0.53%) Hyperic
3 3 (0.53%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (0.36%) Ansible
4 2 (0.36%) Salt
4 2 (0.36%) Data Guard
4 2 (0.36%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 1 (0.18%) MOM
5 1 (0.18%) Nagios
5 1 (0.18%) WSUS
5 1 (0.18%) Opsview
5 1 (0.18%) Oozie
5 1 (0.18%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 185 (32.86%) Microsoft
2 110 (19.54%) Oracle
3 49 (8.70%) VMware
4 35 (6.22%) SAP
5 28 (4.97%) Citrix
6 21 (3.73%) Business Objects
7 17 (3.02%) Cisco
8 14 (2.49%) Cognos
9 13 (2.31%) EMC
10 11 (1.95%) HP
10 11 (1.95%) Sybase
10 11 (1.95%) CheckPoint
11 10 (1.78%) NetApp
12 9 (1.60%) Nortel
12 9 (1.60%) SolarWinds
12 9 (1.60%) Twitter
13 7 (1.24%) Informatica
13 7 (1.24%) IBM
13 7 (1.24%) TIBCO
14 6 (1.07%) Teradata
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