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 4 March 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
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 12 15 7
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -8
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 308 236 255
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 8.94% 8.58% 10.69%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 39.84% 40.27% 41.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 203 123 119
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.53% +1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £212 £219
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £406 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 9 11
Average hourly rate £29.00 £22.38 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.60% -18.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.40 £15.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.00 £42.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £30.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+8.33% +9.09%
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
773 586 613
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 22.43% 21.29% 25.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 463 333 319
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £215 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £468 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 14 17
Average hourly rate £46.09 £33.00 £29.98
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+39.66% +10.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.10 £16.45 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £67.00 £143.50 £39.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £31.50 £28.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +12.50%

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 4 March 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 4 March 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 4 March 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 +4 156 £325 - 206
Cheshire -5 61 £300 -7.69% 79
Lancashire +2 44 £300 +9.09% 16
Merseyside -2 21 £400 +50.94% 29
Cumbria 0 11 - - 3
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SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 4 March 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.

1 288 (48.00%) SQL
2 244 (40.67%) .NET
3 222 (37.00%) C#
4 201 (33.50%) Microsoft
5 142 (23.67%) ASP.NET
6 133 (22.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 129 (21.50%) SQL Server 2008
8 125 (20.83%) JavaScript
9 124 (20.67%) Windows
10 121 (20.17%) MVC
11 114 (19.00%) HTML
12 112 (18.67%) T-SQL
12 112 (18.67%) Oracle
13 109 (18.17%) Business Intelligence
14 103 (17.17%) CSS
15 99 (16.50%) Agile Software Development
16 96 (16.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 88 (14.67%) Data Warehouse
18 84 (14.00%) Visual Studio
19 83 (13.83%) jQuery
20 82 (13.67%) Migration
21 76 (12.67%) XML
22 75 (12.50%) Web Services
22 75 (12.50%) Finance
23 67 (11.17%) IIS
24 64 (10.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
25 63 (10.50%) ASP.NET MVC
26 62 (10.33%) MS Excel
27 59 (9.83%) .NET Framework
28 54 (9.00%) ETL

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

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 (11.17%) IIS
2 43 (7.17%) SharePoint
3 25 (4.17%) NetWeaver
4 24 (4.00%) Umbraco
5 20 (3.33%) MS Exchange
5 20 (3.33%) CMS
6 19 (3.17%) BizTalk Server
7 15 (2.50%) SharePoint 2010
8 13 (2.17%) MQSeries
9 7 (1.17%) Apache
9 7 (1.17%) Exchange Server 2010
9 7 (1.17%) Orchard CMS
10 6 (1.00%) WebSphere
11 5 (0.83%) WebLogic
11 5 (0.83%) Apache Solr
11 5 (0.83%) Apache Spark
12 4 (0.67%) Documentum
13 3 (0.50%) JBoss
13 3 (0.50%) Oracle Workflow
13 3 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 62 (10.33%) MS Excel
2 12 (2.00%) MS PowerPoint
3 10 (1.67%) PowerPivot
3 10 (1.67%) MS Office
4 9 (1.50%) Mingle
5 6 (1.00%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.17%) MS Project
6 1 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 11 (1.83%) SAP SRM
2 10 (1.67%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 10 (1.67%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 4 (0.67%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (0.67%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (0.50%) Cognos TM1
4 3 (0.50%) ResourceLink
5 2 (0.33%) Oracle Payables
5 2 (0.33%) Maximo
6 1 (0.17%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.17%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 5 (0.83%) Microsoft Azure
1 5 (0.83%) SaaS
2 4 (0.67%) Office 365
3 3 (0.50%) SuccessFactors
4 2 (0.33%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.17%) PaaS
5 1 (0.17%) IaaS
5 1 (0.17%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 28 (4.67%) Firewall
1 28 (4.67%) SAN
2 20 (3.33%) NAS
2 20 (3.33%) Fibre Channel
3 16 (2.67%) iSCSI
4 15 (2.50%) Internet
4 15 (2.50%) WAN
4 15 (2.50%) HTTP
5 13 (2.17%) EIGRP
5 13 (2.17%) OSPF
5 13 (2.17%) Cisco ASA
6 12 (2.00%) VPLS
6 12 (2.00%) LAN
6 12 (2.00%) Wireless
6 12 (2.00%) MPLS
6 12 (2.00%) BGP
6 12 (2.00%) DMZ
7 8 (1.33%) Intranet
8 6 (1.00%) TCP/IP
9 5 (0.83%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 133 (22.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 129 (21.50%) SQL Server 2008
3 96 (16.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 88 (14.67%) Data Warehouse
5 64 (10.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 44 (7.33%) SQL Server 2012
7 43 (7.17%) SQL Server 2005
8 41 (6.83%) Oracle Database
9 23 (3.83%) QlikView
10 17 (2.83%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 15 (2.50%) Oracle Database 11g
11 15 (2.50%) RavenDB
12 14 (2.33%) SAP HANA
13 13 (2.17%) BusinessObjects
14 12 (2.00%) SAP BW
15 11 (1.83%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
15 11 (1.83%) Relational Database
16 9 (1.50%) Crystal Reports
16 9 (1.50%) DTS
17 8 (1.33%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 84 (14.00%) Visual Studio
2 40 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
3 33 (5.50%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 13 (2.17%) Git (software)
5 12 (2.00%) NUnit
5 12 (2.00%) Toad
6 8 (1.33%) Subversion
6 8 (1.33%) ERwin
7 6 (1.00%) JIRA
8 5 (0.83%) JMeter
8 5 (0.83%) Rational Rose
8 5 (0.83%) Jenkins
9 4 (0.67%) Moq
9 4 (0.67%) Oracle APEX
10 3 (0.50%) LoadRunner
10 3 (0.50%) Eclipse
10 3 (0.50%) Selenium
10 3 (0.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 3 (0.50%) FxCop
10 3 (0.50%) StyleCop
General
1 75 (12.50%) Finance
2 25 (4.17%) Retail
3 23 (3.83%) Banking
4 17 (2.83%) Telecoms
5 10 (1.67%) Back Office
6 9 (1.50%) Marketing
7 5 (0.83%) Manufacturing
8 3 (0.50%) Electronics
8 3 (0.50%) Aerospace
8 3 (0.50%) Legal
9 2 (0.33%) Billing
10 1 (0.17%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.17%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.17%) Games
10 1 (0.17%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.17%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.17%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 344 (57.33%) Developer
2 111 (18.50%) .NET Developer
3 81 (13.50%) SQL Developer
4 59 (9.83%) Analyst
5 53 (8.83%) C# Developer
6 51 (8.50%) Architect
7 45 (7.50%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 34 (5.67%) DBA
9 33 (5.50%) ASP.NET Developer
10 32 (5.33%) C# .NET Developer
11 29 (4.83%) SQL DBA
12 24 (4.00%) Consultant
13 21 (3.50%) C# ASP.NET Developer
14 19 (3.17%) Administrator
15 18 (3.00%) Senior Developer
16 17 (2.83%) Data Analyst
16 17 (2.83%) SQL Server Developer
17 15 (2.50%) Software Developer
18 14 (2.33%) Business Developer
19 13 (2.17%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 244 (40.67%) .NET
2 142 (23.67%) ASP.NET
3 114 (19.00%) HTML
4 103 (17.17%) CSS
5 83 (13.83%) jQuery
6 76 (12.67%) XML
7 75 (12.50%) Web Services
8 63 (10.50%) ASP.NET MVC
9 59 (9.83%) .NET Framework
10 47 (7.83%) WCF
11 42 (7.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 32 (5.33%) HTML5
12 32 (5.33%) LINQ
13 26 (4.33%) REST
14 25 (4.17%) CSS3
14 25 (4.17%) Ajax
15 20 (3.33%) XSLT
16 16 (2.67%) ASP.NET MVC 3
16 16 (2.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 16 (2.67%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 54 (9.00%) Analytical Skills
2 48 (8.00%) NHS
3 25 (4.17%) Replication
4 24 (4.00%) Clustering
5 15 (2.50%) Celerra
6 13 (2.17%) Enterprise Software
7 12 (2.00%) Data Integration
7 12 (2.00%) Management Information System
8 11 (1.83%) N-Tier
8 11 (1.83%) Computer Science
9 9 (1.50%) Open Source
10 7 (1.17%) Data Extraction
11 6 (1.00%) Mobile App
12 5 (0.83%) Life Science
13 4 (0.67%) Visualisation
13 4 (0.67%) Reference Data
13 4 (0.67%) Mainframe
14 3 (0.50%) DTV
14 3 (0.50%) W3C
14 3 (0.50%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 124 (20.67%) Windows
2 44 (7.33%) UNIX
2 44 (7.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 42 (7.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 27 (4.50%) Linux
5 20 (3.33%) Solaris
6 17 (2.83%) Windows Server 2003
7 12 (2.00%) Windows 7
8 5 (0.83%) Apple iOS
8 5 (0.83%) Android
9 4 (0.67%) Windows Mobile
9 4 (0.67%) HPUX
10 2 (0.33%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.17%) Windows CE
11 1 (0.17%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.17%) Windows Vista
11 1 (0.17%) Windows Phone 7
11 1 (0.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.17%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 121 (20.17%) MVC
2 109 (18.17%) Business Intelligence
3 99 (16.50%) Agile Software Development
4 82 (13.67%) Migration
5 54 (9.00%) ETL
6 47 (7.83%) OO
7 45 (7.50%) Data Modelling
8 37 (6.17%) TDD
9 31 (5.17%) Scrum
9 31 (5.17%) Disaster Recovery
10 30 (5.00%) SOA
11 26 (4.33%) Technical Architecture
11 26 (4.33%) Web Development
11 26 (4.33%) Data Migration
11 26 (4.33%) Data Analysis
12 25 (4.17%) Performance Tuning
13 23 (3.83%) Mentoring
14 20 (3.33%) ERP
15 19 (3.17%) Workflow
16 18 (3.00%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 288 (48.00%) SQL
2 222 (37.00%) C#
3 125 (20.83%) JavaScript
4 112 (18.67%) T-SQL
5 28 (4.67%) PL/SQL
5 28 (4.67%) Java
6 19 (3.17%) VB
7 18 (3.00%) XPath
8 13 (2.17%) VB.NET
8 13 (2.17%) PowerShell
9 12 (2.00%) VBA
10 11 (1.83%) PHP
11 10 (1.67%) Ruby
12 9 (1.50%) XQuery
13 8 (1.33%) VBScript
14 7 (1.17%) Shell Script
14 7 (1.17%) Python
15 6 (1.00%) C
16 4 (0.67%) VB6
16 4 (0.67%) Perl
Qualifications
1 54 (9.00%) Security Cleared
2 40 (6.67%) SC Cleared
3 28 (4.67%) Degree
4 23 (3.83%) VCP4
5 9 (1.50%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (0.83%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (0.83%) CCNA
7 4 (0.67%) MCITP
8 3 (0.50%) ISEB
8 3 (0.50%) MCTS
8 3 (0.50%) DV Cleared
9 2 (0.33%) MCSE
10 1 (0.17%) Oracle Certification
10 1 (0.17%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.17%) MCDBA
10 1 (0.17%) MCP
10 1 (0.17%) MCSD
10 1 (0.17%) HNC
10 1 (0.17%) CCNP
10 1 (0.17%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (2.33%) QA
2 4 (0.67%) Data Quality
3 3 (0.50%) SLA
4 2 (0.33%) HL7
5 1 (0.17%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 49 (8.17%) Active Directory
2 42 (7.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (3.67%) Hyper-V
4 19 (3.17%) VMware ESX
5 16 (2.67%) Terminal Services
6 15 (2.50%) EMC RecoverPoint
7 8 (1.33%) XenApp
8 4 (0.67%) vSphere
8 4 (0.67%) VMware ESXi
9 3 (0.50%) Oracle RMAN
10 1 (0.17%) Samba
10 1 (0.17%) NFS
Systems Management
1 6 (1.00%) Puppet
2 5 (0.83%) HP Quality Center
3 4 (0.67%) Cisco Prime
3 4 (0.67%) EMC NetWorker
4 3 (0.50%) SCOM
4 3 (0.50%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (0.33%) Ansible
5 2 (0.33%) Salt
5 2 (0.33%) Data Guard
6 1 (0.17%) Nagios
6 1 (0.17%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.17%) MOM
6 1 (0.17%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 1 (0.17%) WSUS
6 1 (0.17%) SCCM
6 1 (0.17%) Oozie
6 1 (0.17%) Opsview
Vendors
1 201 (33.50%) Microsoft
2 112 (18.67%) Oracle
3 53 (8.83%) VMware
4 35 (5.83%) SAP
5 32 (5.33%) Citrix
6 26 (4.33%) Business Objects
7 23 (3.83%) Cisco
8 17 (2.83%) EMC
9 16 (2.67%) Cognos
10 14 (2.33%) CheckPoint
11 13 (2.17%) HP
11 13 (2.17%) SolarWinds
12 12 (2.00%) Nortel
13 10 (1.67%) NetApp
14 8 (1.33%) IBM
14 8 (1.33%) Informatica
15 7 (1.17%) Northgate
16 6 (1.00%) Nintex
16 6 (1.00%) Teradata
16 6 (1.00%) Sybase
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