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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 15 13 10
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -3
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 329 291 253
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 8.66% 9.24% 9.35%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 42.67% 41.22% 40.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 236 201 130
Average daily rate £325 £308 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.69% -1.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £231 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £398
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £347 £325
% change year-on-year
+0.72% +6.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 8 8
Average hourly rate £20.00 £29.50 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.20% -10.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.70 £24.70 £16.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.47 £46.20 £63.37
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £28.69 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-21.57% -4.36%
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
771 706 627
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 20.28% 22.43% 23.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 501 448 354
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £264 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.04% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 15 15
Average hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £24.70 £17.09
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £63.40 £67.00 £51.65
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £32.50 £28.00
% change year-on-year
-10.76% +16.07%

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 5 February 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 5 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server within the North West region over the 3 months to 5 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -3 184 £325 +0.77% 172
Cheshire +2 56 £325 +8.33% 67
Merseyside +6 37 £450 +12.50% 32
Lancashire -7 33 £263 -8.69% 17
Cumbria -5 5 £300 - 2
SQL Server
England

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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.

1 390 (59.72%) SQL
2 275 (42.11%) .NET
3 248 (37.98%) C#
4 205 (31.39%) Microsoft
5 167 (25.57%) ASP.NET
6 154 (23.58%) T-SQL
7 149 (22.82%) SQL Server 2008
8 144 (22.05%) Visual Studio
9 142 (21.75%) JavaScript
9 142 (21.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 138 (21.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 138 (21.13%) HTML
10 138 (21.13%) Windows
11 122 (18.68%) Agile Software Development
11 122 (18.68%) MVC
12 114 (17.46%) CSS
13 101 (15.47%) Business Intelligence
14 96 (14.70%) Oracle
15 94 (14.40%) SQL Server 2012
16 92 (14.09%) Finance
17 89 (13.63%) Team Foundation Server
18 81 (12.40%) ETL
18 81 (12.40%) SQL Server Analysis Services
19 79 (12.10%) jQuery
20 73 (11.18%) Migration
21 71 (10.87%) Data Warehouse
22 67 (10.26%) .NET Framework
23 66 (10.11%) MS Excel
24 65 (9.95%) HTML5
25 64 (9.80%) Windows Server

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

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 64 (9.80%) SharePoint
2 32 (4.90%) IIS
3 15 (2.30%) MS Exchange
4 14 (2.14%) SharePoint 2010
5 13 (1.99%) WebSphere
6 9 (1.38%) CMS
6 9 (1.38%) Node.js
6 9 (1.38%) SharePoint 2013
7 8 (1.23%) Apache
7 8 (1.23%) Tomcat
8 5 (0.77%) NetWeaver
8 5 (0.77%) WebLogic
9 4 (0.61%) Apache Pig
9 4 (0.61%) EPiServer CMS
9 4 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2010
9 4 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2013
9 4 (0.61%) Umbraco
9 4 (0.61%) WebSphere Application Server
10 3 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2007
10 3 (0.46%) GlassFish
Applications
1 66 (10.11%) MS Excel
2 22 (3.37%) MS Office
3 4 (0.61%) PowerPivot
4 3 (0.46%) InfoPath
5 2 (0.31%) Mingle
5 2 (0.31%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.31%) MS Project
5 2 (0.31%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 30 (4.59%) Dynamics CRM
2 22 (3.37%) Dynamics AX
3 5 (0.77%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 5 (0.77%) Teamcenter
4 4 (0.61%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.31%) Dynamics GP
5 2 (0.31%) Oracle Applications
5 2 (0.31%) Oracle BPM
5 2 (0.31%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.15%) Cognos Controller
6 1 (0.15%) Cognos TM1
6 1 (0.15%) Oracle CRM
6 1 (0.15%) Oracle Financial Analyzer
6 1 (0.15%) Payment Gateway
6 1 (0.15%) Sage 1000
6 1 (0.15%) SAP BPC
6 1 (0.15%) SAP Business One
6 1 (0.15%) SAP CO
6 1 (0.15%) SAP FI/CO
6 1 (0.15%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 11 (1.68%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (1.38%) SaaS
3 5 (0.77%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (0.77%) GitHub
3 5 (0.77%) Office 365
4 2 (0.31%) PaaS
4 2 (0.31%) Symantec.cloud
5 1 (0.15%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.15%) Amazon ElastiCache
5 1 (0.15%) Amazon ELB
5 1 (0.15%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.15%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (0.15%) CloudFront
5 1 (0.15%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.15%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 25 (3.83%) DNS
1 25 (3.83%) HTTP
2 17 (2.60%) Internet
3 14 (2.14%) SAN
4 11 (1.68%) LAN
4 11 (1.68%) TCP/IP
5 10 (1.53%) WAN
6 9 (1.38%) NetScaler
7 8 (1.23%) SMTP
8 7 (1.07%) DHCP
8 7 (1.07%) Firewall
9 5 (0.77%) WLAN
10 4 (0.61%) Intranet
10 4 (0.61%) LDAP
10 4 (0.61%) NAS
11 3 (0.46%) FTP
11 3 (0.46%) VoIP
12 2 (0.31%) Remote Desktop
13 1 (0.15%) PBX
13 1 (0.15%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 149 (22.82%) SQL Server 2008
2 142 (21.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 138 (21.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 94 (14.40%) SQL Server 2012
5 81 (12.40%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 71 (10.87%) Data Warehouse
7 40 (6.13%) SQL Server 2005
8 32 (4.90%) Relational Database
9 29 (4.44%) Oracle Database
10 22 (3.37%) SQL Server 2014
11 20 (3.06%) OLAP
12 19 (2.91%) OLAP Cube
13 17 (2.60%) MySQL
14 15 (2.30%) Crystal Reports
14 15 (2.30%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 12 (1.84%) BusinessObjects
15 12 (1.84%) DB2
15 12 (1.84%) OLTP
15 12 (1.84%) SAP BW
16 11 (1.68%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 144 (22.05%) Visual Studio
2 89 (13.63%) Team Foundation Server
3 43 (6.58%) Git (software)
4 41 (6.28%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 37 (5.67%) Subversion
6 19 (2.91%) ERwin
7 16 (2.45%) NUnit
8 15 (2.30%) HP UFT
8 15 (2.30%) Jenkins
9 13 (1.99%) Toad
10 12 (1.84%) Eclipse
10 12 (1.84%) MSTest
10 12 (1.84%) TeamCity
11 10 (1.53%) JIRA
12 7 (1.07%) Hudson
12 7 (1.07%) Moq
12 7 (1.07%) YouTrack
13 6 (0.92%) JUnit
13 6 (0.92%) PHPUnit
13 6 (0.92%) Selenium
General
1 92 (14.09%) Finance
2 21 (3.22%) Banking
3 19 (2.91%) Retail
4 13 (1.99%) Advertising
5 9 (1.38%) Manufacturing
6 6 (0.92%) Legal
6 6 (0.92%) Local Government
7 5 (0.77%) Back Office
7 5 (0.77%) Telecoms
8 2 (0.31%) Billing
8 2 (0.31%) Marketing
8 2 (0.31%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (0.31%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.15%) Electronics
9 1 (0.15%) French Language
9 1 (0.15%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.15%) Private Banking
9 1 (0.15%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 382 (58.50%) Developer
2 133 (20.37%) .NET Developer
3 120 (18.38%) Analyst
4 116 (17.76%) C# Developer
5 88 (13.48%) SQL Developer
6 80 (12.25%) C# .NET Developer
7 45 (6.89%) DBA
8 42 (6.43%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 38 (5.82%) SQL DBA
10 37 (5.67%) Test Analyst
11 34 (5.21%) SQL Analyst
12 33 (5.05%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
13 31 (4.75%) ASP.NET Developer
14 29 (4.44%) Data Analyst
15 26 (3.98%) Consultant
16 20 (3.06%) Applications Support
16 20 (3.06%) C# ASP.NET Developer
16 20 (3.06%) ETL Developer
17 19 (2.91%) Analyst Developer
18 18 (2.76%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 275 (42.11%) .NET
2 167 (25.57%) ASP.NET
3 138 (21.13%) HTML
4 114 (17.46%) CSS
5 79 (12.10%) jQuery
6 67 (10.26%) .NET Framework
7 65 (9.95%) HTML5
8 61 (9.34%) Web Services
9 57 (8.73%) ASP.NET MVC
10 41 (6.28%) Entity Framework
11 35 (5.36%) XML
12 34 (5.21%) WCF
13 31 (4.75%) AngularJS
14 25 (3.83%) ASP.NET Web API
15 18 (2.76%) Ajax
15 18 (2.76%) Silverlight
16 17 (2.60%) ASP.NET MVC 5
17 16 (2.45%) CAML
18 15 (2.30%) CSS3
19 14 (2.14%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 38 (5.82%) Analytical Skills
2 28 (4.29%) NHS
3 22 (3.37%) Replication
4 17 (2.60%) Visualisation
5 13 (1.99%) Computer Science
6 10 (1.53%) Clustering
6 10 (1.53%) Data Extraction
7 9 (1.38%) Management Information System
8 8 (1.23%) Data Centre
8 8 (1.23%) Mobile App
9 7 (1.07%) Algorithms
9 7 (1.07%) Enterprise Software
9 7 (1.07%) Statistics
10 5 (0.77%) Fat Client
10 5 (0.77%) N-Tier
10 5 (0.77%) Thin Client
11 4 (0.61%) Blackberry
11 4 (0.61%) Data Structures
11 4 (0.61%) Informatics
11 4 (0.61%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 138 (21.13%) Windows
2 64 (9.80%) Windows Server
3 55 (8.42%) Windows Server 2012
4 48 (7.35%) Linux
5 44 (6.74%) Unix
6 34 (5.21%) Windows Server 2003
7 33 (5.05%) Windows Server 2008
8 27 (4.13%) Mac OS X
9 16 (2.45%) Windows 7
10 6 (0.92%) Apple iOS
11 5 (0.77%) Android
12 4 (0.61%) Solaris
13 3 (0.46%) AIX
14 2 (0.31%) HPUX
14 2 (0.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 2 (0.31%) Windows 8
15 1 (0.15%) CentOS
15 1 (0.15%) Windows 10
15 1 (0.15%) Windows CE
15 1 (0.15%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 122 (18.68%) Agile Software Development
1 122 (18.68%) MVC
2 101 (15.47%) Business Intelligence
3 81 (12.40%) ETL
4 73 (11.18%) Migration
5 55 (8.42%) TDD
6 49 (7.50%) Data Modelling
7 44 (6.74%) Web Development
8 35 (5.36%) CRM
9 34 (5.21%) ITIL
9 34 (5.21%) Performance Tuning
9 34 (5.21%) Waterfall
10 30 (4.59%) Unit Testing
11 28 (4.29%) Software Testing
11 28 (4.29%) Web Design
12 27 (4.13%) Front End Development
13 25 (3.83%) Data Migration
14 24 (3.68%) Continuous Integration
15 23 (3.52%) OO
15 23 (3.52%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 390 (59.72%) SQL
2 248 (37.98%) C#
3 154 (23.58%) T-SQL
4 142 (21.75%) JavaScript
5 45 (6.89%) Java
6 44 (6.74%) PowerShell
7 30 (4.59%) VB
8 29 (4.44%) VB.NET
9 26 (3.98%) C++
10 23 (3.52%) PL/SQL
10 23 (3.52%) Python
11 21 (3.22%) Ruby
12 19 (2.91%) VBA
13 17 (2.60%) PHP
13 17 (2.60%) XAML
14 16 (2.45%) FQL
14 16 (2.45%) Scala
15 11 (1.68%) ABAP
16 9 (1.38%) C
16 9 (1.38%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 35 (5.36%) Security Cleared
2 25 (3.83%) Degree
3 23 (3.52%) SC Cleared
4 11 (1.68%) Microsoft Certification
5 6 (0.92%) MCITP
5 6 (0.92%) MCSE
6 5 (0.77%) CCNA
6 5 (0.77%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (0.77%) DBS Check
6 5 (0.77%) ISTQB
7 4 (0.61%) ISEB
8 3 (0.46%) DV Cleared
8 3 (0.46%) Sun Certification
9 2 (0.31%) BPSS Clearance
9 2 (0.31%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 2 (0.31%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (0.31%) MCDBA
9 2 (0.31%) MCTS
9 2 (0.31%) OCPJP
9 2 (0.31%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (4.59%) QA
2 11 (1.68%) Data Quality
3 9 (1.38%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (0.31%) SLA
5 1 (0.15%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.15%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.15%) Solvency II
5 1 (0.15%) TickIT
System Software
1 52 (7.96%) Active Directory
2 20 (3.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (1.23%) Hyper-V
4 7 (1.07%) Microsoft App-V
4 7 (1.07%) VMware ESX
4 7 (1.07%) vSphere
5 6 (0.92%) BitLocker
6 4 (0.61%) HDFS
6 4 (0.61%) Oracle RAC
7 2 (0.31%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 2 (0.31%) Postfix
7 2 (0.31%) Sendmail
7 2 (0.31%) XenApp
8 1 (0.15%) Apache Flume
8 1 (0.15%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 1 (0.15%) EMC RecoverPoint
8 1 (0.15%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.15%) VMware Server
8 1 (0.15%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 20 (3.06%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (0.92%) Oracle RMAN
2 6 (0.92%) SCCM
3 5 (0.77%) NetBackup
4 4 (0.61%) Data Guard
5 3 (0.46%) Puppet
6 2 (0.31%) BladeLogic
6 2 (0.31%) EMC NetWorker
6 2 (0.31%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 2 (0.31%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (0.31%) SCOM
6 2 (0.31%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 1 (0.15%) Ansible
7 1 (0.15%) Legato
7 1 (0.15%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.15%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 1 (0.15%) Packer
7 1 (0.15%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (0.15%) WebSphere Cast Iron
7 1 (0.15%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 205 (31.39%) Microsoft
2 96 (14.70%) Oracle
3 35 (5.36%) Citrix
4 29 (4.44%) SAP
4 29 (4.44%) VMware
5 20 (3.06%) Telerik
6 18 (2.76%) Informatica
7 17 (2.60%) HP
8 13 (1.99%) Cisco
9 12 (1.84%) EPiServer
9 12 (1.84%) Tableau
10 9 (1.38%) Cognos
11 8 (1.23%) AppSense
11 8 (1.23%) Teradata
12 5 (0.77%) BEA
12 5 (0.77%) Sybase
12 5 (0.77%) Symantec
12 5 (0.77%) Wyse
13 4 (0.61%) IBM
13 4 (0.61%) Sun
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Posted: Yesterday
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Manchester
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Manchester
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Manchester
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Manchester
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