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 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 12 11 7
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -4
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 292 265 379
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 9.09% 9.36% 12.81%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 41.42% 42.13% 55.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 203 137 208
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£300 £300 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £202 £205 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £375 £384
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 15 27
Average hourly rate £29.50 £20.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+47.50% -27.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.10 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £67.90 £89.78 £38.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.25 £29.50 £25.25
% change year-on-year
-14.40% +16.83%
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
705 629 684
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 21.96% 22.21% 23.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 455 356 370
Average daily rate £325 £313 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £217 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £330 £335
% change year-on-year
+9.84% -1.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 28 37
Average hourly rate £36.00 £17.15 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+109.91% -54.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £15.23 £19.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £67.00 £37.50 £45.18
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £28.00 £30.75
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -8.94%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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 24 December 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.

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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 0 166 £308 +2.50% 99
Cheshire -7 48 £305 - 57
Lancashire 0 44 £260 -13.33% 15
Merseyside -6 21 £275 +29.41% 7
Cumbria +2 1 £363 - 1
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SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 December 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.

1 313 (50.32%) SQL
2 285 (45.82%) .NET
3 244 (39.23%) C#
4 205 (32.96%) Microsoft
5 165 (26.53%) SQL Server 2008
6 143 (22.99%) ASP.NET
7 131 (21.06%) MVC
8 129 (20.74%) T-SQL
9 128 (20.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 126 (20.26%) HTML
11 125 (20.10%) JavaScript
12 117 (18.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 107 (17.20%) Business Intelligence
14 106 (17.04%) CSS
14 106 (17.04%) Windows
15 97 (15.59%) Oracle
15 97 (15.59%) Data Warehouse
16 96 (15.43%) Agile Software Development
17 93 (14.95%) Finance
18 85 (13.67%) Web Services
18 85 (13.67%) jQuery
19 79 (12.70%) Visual Studio
20 75 (12.06%) MS Excel
21 74 (11.90%) Migration
22 68 (10.93%) SharePoint
23 67 (10.77%) XML
24 66 (10.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
25 65 (10.45%) ASP.NET MVC
26 64 (10.29%) IIS
27 61 (9.81%) SQL Server 2005

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

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 68 (10.93%) SharePoint
2 64 (10.29%) IIS
3 35 (5.63%) Umbraco
4 28 (4.50%) SharePoint 2010
5 21 (3.38%) CMS
6 14 (2.25%) MS Exchange
7 10 (1.61%) Apache
7 10 (1.61%) Exchange Server 2010
8 9 (1.45%) BizTalk Server
8 9 (1.45%) WebLogic
9 7 (1.13%) Tomcat
9 7 (1.13%) Orchard CMS
10 6 (0.96%) WebSphere
10 6 (0.96%) NetWeaver
11 5 (0.80%) Apache Solr
11 5 (0.80%) Apache Spark
12 4 (0.64%) Sitecore CMS
12 4 (0.64%) MS Project Server
12 4 (0.64%) Exchange Server 2007
12 4 (0.64%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 75 (12.06%) MS Excel
2 13 (2.09%) MS Office
3 10 (1.61%) PowerPivot
4 8 (1.29%) Mingle
5 5 (0.80%) MS PowerPoint
5 5 (0.80%) InfoPath
6 4 (0.64%) MS Project
7 1 (0.16%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.16%) Fireworks
7 1 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 12 (1.93%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.96%) SAP SRM
2 6 (0.96%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 5 (0.80%) Dynamics NAV
3 5 (0.80%) Oracle EBS
4 4 (0.64%) Cognos TM1
4 4 (0.64%) Academy Housing
5 3 (0.48%) ResourceLink
5 3 (0.48%) Oracle Payables
6 2 (0.32%) Oracle General Ledger
6 2 (0.32%) Oracle EBS R12
6 2 (0.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 2 (0.32%) Maximo
7 1 (0.16%) Oracle 11i
7 1 (0.16%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.16%) SAP CRM
7 1 (0.16%) arcHouse
7 1 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.16%) Oracle Receivables
7 1 (0.16%) Oracle Assets
Cloud Services
1 5 (0.80%) SaaS
1 5 (0.80%) Office 365
2 3 (0.48%) SuccessFactors
3 2 (0.32%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.32%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.16%) PaaS
4 1 (0.16%) GitHub
4 1 (0.16%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (3.05%) Firewall
2 18 (2.89%) SAN
3 15 (2.41%) DNS
3 15 (2.41%) TCP/IP
4 14 (2.25%) NAS
5 11 (1.77%) Fibre Channel
5 11 (1.77%) Intranet
6 10 (1.61%) Internet
6 10 (1.61%) LAN
7 7 (1.13%) FTP
7 7 (1.13%) iSCSI
7 7 (1.13%) Cisco ASA
8 6 (0.96%) WAN
9 5 (0.80%) OSPF
9 5 (0.80%) VLAN
9 5 (0.80%) EIGRP
10 4 (0.64%) VPLS
10 4 (0.64%) Wireless
10 4 (0.64%) BGP
10 4 (0.64%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 165 (26.53%) SQL Server 2008
2 128 (20.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 117 (18.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 97 (15.59%) Data Warehouse
5 66 (10.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 61 (9.81%) SQL Server 2005
7 47 (7.56%) SQL Server 2012
8 37 (5.95%) Oracle Database
9 21 (3.38%) QlikView
10 18 (2.89%) Relational Database
11 16 (2.57%) SQL Server 2000
12 14 (2.25%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 13 (2.09%) Oracle Database 11g
13 13 (2.09%) RavenDB
14 12 (1.93%) OLAP
15 11 (1.77%) MS Access
16 10 (1.61%) MySQL
16 10 (1.61%) Oracle Database 10g
16 10 (1.61%) PowerCenter
17 8 (1.29%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 79 (12.70%) Visual Studio
2 36 (5.79%) Team Foundation Server
3 21 (3.38%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 17 (2.73%) NUnit
5 14 (2.25%) ERwin
6 10 (1.61%) Toad
7 9 (1.45%) Rational Rose
8 8 (1.29%) Git (software)
9 6 (0.96%) MSTest
9 6 (0.96%) Subversion
10 4 (0.64%) JIRA
10 4 (0.64%) TeamCity
10 4 (0.64%) Oracle APEX
11 3 (0.48%) Selenium
11 3 (0.48%) Talend Open Studio
11 3 (0.48%) LoadRunner
11 3 (0.48%) Jenkins
12 2 (0.32%) Moq
12 2 (0.32%) Oracle Forms
12 2 (0.32%) JMeter
General
1 93 (14.95%) Finance
2 25 (4.02%) Banking
2 25 (4.02%) Retail
3 14 (2.25%) Telecoms
4 13 (2.09%) Back Office
5 11 (1.77%) Marketing
6 8 (1.29%) Manufacturing
7 5 (0.80%) Legal
8 3 (0.48%) Aerospace
9 2 (0.32%) Electronics
9 2 (0.32%) Local Government
10 1 (0.16%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.16%) Advertising
10 1 (0.16%) Games
10 1 (0.16%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.16%) General Ledger
10 1 (0.16%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.16%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 372 (59.81%) Developer
2 124 (19.94%) .NET Developer
3 76 (12.22%) SQL Developer
4 63 (10.13%) C# Developer
5 60 (9.65%) Analyst
6 41 (6.59%) DBA
7 37 (5.95%) C# .NET Developer
8 36 (5.79%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 35 (5.63%) SQL DBA
10 31 (4.98%) ASP.NET Developer
11 27 (4.34%) Architect
11 27 (4.34%) Consultant
12 25 (4.02%) Senior Developer
13 23 (3.70%) Data Analyst
14 21 (3.38%) Administrator
14 21 (3.38%) Web Developer
15 20 (3.22%) Software Developer
15 20 (3.22%) C# ASP.NET Developer
16 16 (2.57%) Senior C# Developer
17 14 (2.25%) Senior .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 285 (45.82%) .NET
2 143 (22.99%) ASP.NET
3 126 (20.26%) HTML
4 106 (17.04%) CSS
5 85 (13.67%) Web Services
5 85 (13.67%) jQuery
6 67 (10.77%) XML
7 65 (10.45%) ASP.NET MVC
8 61 (9.81%) .NET Framework
9 58 (9.32%) WCF
10 42 (6.75%) HTML5
11 40 (6.43%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 38 (6.11%) LINQ
13 30 (4.82%) Ajax
14 27 (4.34%) XSLT
15 25 (4.02%) WPF
15 25 (4.02%) CSS3
16 17 (2.73%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 14 (2.25%) REST
17 14 (2.25%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 57 (9.16%) NHS
2 47 (7.56%) Analytical Skills
3 26 (4.18%) Clustering
4 20 (3.22%) Replication
5 14 (2.25%) Management Information System
6 13 (2.09%) Enterprise Software
7 11 (1.77%) Data Integration
8 10 (1.61%) Computer Science
9 9 (1.45%) Open Source
9 9 (1.45%) Data Extraction
10 8 (1.29%) N-Tier
11 7 (1.13%) Celerra
12 4 (0.64%) Reference Data
12 4 (0.64%) Visualisation
12 4 (0.64%) Mobile App
12 4 (0.64%) Life Science
13 3 (0.48%) Informatics
13 3 (0.48%) W3C
13 3 (0.48%) Mainframe
13 3 (0.48%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 106 (17.04%) Windows
2 42 (6.75%) Windows Server 2008
3 28 (4.50%) UNIX
4 24 (3.86%) Windows Server 2003
5 23 (3.70%) Windows Server 2012
6 17 (2.73%) Linux
7 12 (1.93%) Solaris
8 11 (1.77%) Windows 7
9 7 (1.13%) HPUX
10 4 (0.64%) Apple iOS
10 4 (0.64%) Android
11 3 (0.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 3 (0.48%) SUSE
11 3 (0.48%) Windows Mobile
12 1 (0.16%) Windows Vista
12 1 (0.16%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.16%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 131 (21.06%) MVC
2 107 (17.20%) Business Intelligence
3 96 (15.43%) Agile Software Development
4 74 (11.90%) Migration
5 54 (8.68%) ETL
5 54 (8.68%) OO
6 46 (7.40%) Data Modelling
7 42 (6.75%) TDD
8 40 (6.43%) Performance Tuning
9 38 (6.11%) Scrum
10 36 (5.79%) Mentoring
11 35 (5.63%) Data Migration
12 33 (5.31%) Web Development
13 31 (4.98%) Data Analysis
14 25 (4.02%) SOA
15 22 (3.54%) Software Engineering
16 21 (3.38%) Business Analysis
16 21 (3.38%) OOD
16 21 (3.38%) Dimensional Modelling
17 20 (3.22%) Data Cleansing
Programming Languages
1 313 (50.32%) SQL
2 244 (39.23%) C#
3 129 (20.74%) T-SQL
4 125 (20.10%) JavaScript
5 41 (6.59%) VB
6 39 (6.27%) PL/SQL
7 22 (3.54%) Java
8 17 (2.73%) VB.NET
9 15 (2.41%) VBA
9 15 (2.41%) PowerShell
10 14 (2.25%) VB6
10 14 (2.25%) VBScript
11 11 (1.77%) PHP
12 9 (1.45%) C++
12 9 (1.45%) Ruby
13 8 (1.29%) XPath
13 8 (1.29%) Shell Script
14 7 (1.13%) XAML
15 6 (0.96%) C
16 4 (0.64%) FoxPro (VFP)
Qualifications
1 38 (6.11%) Degree
2 31 (4.98%) Security Cleared
3 23 (3.70%) SC Cleared
4 22 (3.54%) Microsoft Certification
5 18 (2.89%) MCSE
6 10 (1.61%) MCITP
7 9 (1.45%) MCTS
8 5 (0.80%) MCP
9 4 (0.64%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 4 (0.64%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (0.48%) ISEB Practitioner
10 3 (0.48%) ISTQB
10 3 (0.48%) ISEB
10 3 (0.48%) DV Cleared
10 3 (0.48%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 2 (0.32%) PMP
11 2 (0.32%) PMI Certification
12 1 (0.16%) Oracle Certification
12 1 (0.16%) Cisco Certification
12 1 (0.16%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (2.41%) QA
2 7 (1.13%) HL7
3 5 (0.80%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.48%) SLA
5 1 (0.16%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 45 (7.23%) Active Directory
2 26 (4.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (1.77%) VMware ESX
4 10 (1.61%) Hyper-V
5 9 (1.45%) Terminal Services
6 7 (1.13%) EMC RecoverPoint
7 4 (0.64%) vSphere
7 4 (0.64%) XenServer
8 2 (0.32%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 8 (1.29%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (0.96%) SCCM
3 4 (0.64%) SCOM
3 4 (0.64%) Cisco Prime
4 2 (0.32%) Salt
4 2 (0.32%) Puppet
4 2 (0.32%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.32%) Ansible
5 1 (0.16%) Oozie
5 1 (0.16%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.16%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 205 (32.96%) Microsoft
2 97 (15.59%) Oracle
3 40 (6.43%) VMware
4 23 (3.70%) Business Objects
5 18 (2.89%) Cisco
6 15 (2.41%) SAP
6 15 (2.41%) HP
7 14 (2.25%) Citrix
8 13 (2.09%) Cognos
8 13 (2.09%) Sybase
9 11 (1.77%) TIBCO
10 10 (1.61%) Informatica
11 9 (1.45%) EMC
12 8 (1.29%) Northgate
13 7 (1.13%) Teradata
14 6 (0.96%) CheckPoint
14 6 (0.96%) CA
14 6 (0.96%) Tableau
15 5 (0.80%) SolarWinds
15 5 (0.80%) NetApp
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