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 1 May 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.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 23 16 10
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -6
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 274 318 309
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 6.81% 8.00% 9.92%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 34.16% 33.62% 46.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 189 189 179
Average daily rate £338 £328 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.05% +0.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £349 £325
% change year-on-year
+0.28% +7.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 7 7
Average hourly rate £21.27 £19.00 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.94% -39.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.60 £14.30 £15.39
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.75 £25.70 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £32.10 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-9.65% +1.90%
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
802 946 665
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 19.93% 23.79% 21.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 510 571 378
Average daily rate £375 £400 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +19.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £275 £234
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £600 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 19 23
Average hourly rate £33.75 £35.00 £37.49
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.57% -6.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £14.50 £13.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.10 £46.09 £136.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -7.14%

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 1 May 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 1 May 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 1 May 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
Cheshire +4 113 £340 -8.72% 36
Manchester -13 98 £338 +3.84% 131
Merseyside +8 30 £425 +51.78% 21
Lancashire -14 20 £375 +25.00% 10
Cumbria -9 1 £250 -50.49% 1
SQL Server
England

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 1 May 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.

1 322 (53.49%) SQL
2 271 (45.02%) .NET
3 223 (37.04%) C#
4 174 (28.90%) Microsoft
5 151 (25.08%) ASP.NET
6 139 (23.09%) JavaScript
6 139 (23.09%) MVC
7 128 (21.26%) Agile Software Development
8 122 (20.27%) Windows
9 111 (18.44%) HTML
10 110 (18.27%) T-SQL
11 99 (16.45%) Visual Studio
11 99 (16.45%) CSS
12 96 (15.95%) Oracle
13 93 (15.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 89 (14.78%) Finance
15 85 (14.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 84 (13.95%) SQL Server 2008
17 79 (13.12%) SQL Server 2012
18 73 (12.13%) Web Development
19 71 (11.79%) ETL
19 71 (11.79%) Business Intelligence
20 69 (11.46%) jQuery
21 62 (10.30%) Web Services
22 61 (10.13%) Windows Server
22 61 (10.13%) Team Foundation Server
23 59 (9.80%) Windows Server 2012
24 58 (9.63%) .NET Framework
25 56 (9.30%) Migration
26 54 (8.97%) SQL Server Analysis Services

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

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 45 (7.48%) IIS
2 41 (6.81%) SharePoint
3 16 (2.66%) Tomcat
4 14 (2.33%) Apache
5 13 (2.16%) WebSphere
6 12 (1.99%) SharePoint 2013
7 10 (1.66%) MS Exchange
8 9 (1.50%) CMS
9 7 (1.16%) GeoServer
10 6 (1.00%) CICS
10 6 (1.00%) Node.js
10 6 (1.00%) SharePoint 2010
10 6 (1.00%) Skype for Business
11 4 (0.66%) Apache Pig
11 4 (0.66%) BizTalk Server
11 4 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2013
11 4 (0.66%) Umbraco
12 3 (0.50%) EPiServer CMS
12 3 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2007
12 3 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 50 (8.31%) MS Excel
2 19 (3.16%) MS Office
3 2 (0.33%) Mingle
4 1 (0.17%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.17%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 29 (4.82%) Dynamics CRM
2 14 (2.33%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (0.66%) Teamcenter
4 2 (0.33%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 1 (0.17%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.17%) Infor M3
5 1 (0.17%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.17%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.17%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.17%) Oracle Payroll
5 1 (0.17%) Sage 1000
5 1 (0.17%) SAP BPC
5 1 (0.17%) SAP CO
5 1 (0.17%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.17%) SAP FI/CO
5 1 (0.17%) SAP HR
5 1 (0.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.17%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 12 (1.99%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (1.83%) SaaS
3 5 (0.83%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (0.83%) IaaS
3 5 (0.83%) Office 365
3 5 (0.83%) PaaS
4 1 (0.17%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.17%) Amazon ElastiCache
4 1 (0.17%) Amazon ELB
4 1 (0.17%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.17%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (0.17%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.17%) CloudFront
4 1 (0.17%) GitHub
4 1 (0.17%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 21 (3.49%) HTTP
2 19 (3.16%) DNS
3 16 (2.66%) NetScaler
4 11 (1.83%) Internet
5 10 (1.66%) Network Security
6 8 (1.33%) SAN
6 8 (1.33%) TCP/IP
7 6 (1.00%) Firewall
7 6 (1.00%) LAN
7 6 (1.00%) LDAP
8 5 (0.83%) WAN
9 4 (0.66%) FTP
9 4 (0.66%) Skype
9 4 (0.66%) SMTP
10 2 (0.33%) DHCP
10 2 (0.33%) Remote Desktop
10 2 (0.33%) VoIP
11 1 (0.17%) NAS
11 1 (0.17%) Reverse Proxy
11 1 (0.17%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 93 (15.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 85 (14.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 84 (13.95%) SQL Server 2008
4 79 (13.12%) SQL Server 2012
5 54 (8.97%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 37 (6.15%) Data Warehouse
7 34 (5.65%) SQL Server 2014
8 30 (4.98%) Oracle Database
9 22 (3.65%) SQL Server 2005
10 17 (2.82%) Relational Database
11 15 (2.49%) DB2
12 13 (2.16%) Big Data
13 12 (1.99%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 12 (1.99%) MySQL
14 10 (1.66%) BusinessObjects
14 10 (1.66%) MongoDB
14 10 (1.66%) OLAP
14 10 (1.66%) OLAP Cube
15 8 (1.33%) Oracle Database 10g
15 8 (1.33%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 99 (16.45%) Visual Studio
2 61 (10.13%) Team Foundation Server
3 36 (5.98%) Git (software)
4 28 (4.65%) Subversion
5 17 (2.82%) Jenkins
6 16 (2.66%) HP UFT
7 14 (2.33%) ERwin
7 14 (2.33%) JIRA
7 14 (2.33%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 10 (1.66%) NUnit
8 10 (1.66%) TeamCity
9 9 (1.50%) Selenium
9 9 (1.50%) Toad
10 8 (1.33%) Moq
11 7 (1.16%) MSTest
11 7 (1.16%) Talend Open Studio
12 6 (1.00%) YouTrack
13 5 (0.83%) Grunt
13 5 (0.83%) Mercurial
13 5 (0.83%) WiX
General
1 89 (14.78%) Finance
2 36 (5.98%) Banking
3 13 (2.16%) Retail
4 11 (1.83%) Local Government
5 10 (1.66%) Advertising
6 7 (1.16%) Manufacturing
7 6 (1.00%) Pharmaceutical
8 5 (0.83%) Law
9 4 (0.66%) Back Office
10 3 (0.50%) Billing
10 3 (0.50%) Legal
10 3 (0.50%) Publishing
11 1 (0.17%) Corporate Banking
11 1 (0.17%) Marketing
11 1 (0.17%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 356 (59.14%) Developer
2 130 (21.59%) .NET Developer
3 110 (18.27%) C# Developer
4 103 (17.11%) Analyst
5 95 (15.78%) SQL Developer
6 76 (12.62%) C# .NET Developer
7 41 (6.81%) DBA
8 40 (6.64%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
9 32 (5.32%) ASP.NET Developer
9 32 (5.32%) SQL DBA
9 32 (5.32%) SQL Server Developer
9 32 (5.32%) Test Analyst
10 29 (4.82%) ETL Developer
11 26 (4.32%) SSIS Developer
12 25 (4.15%) Architect
13 24 (3.99%) Analyst Developer
13 24 (3.99%) C# ASP.NET Developer
14 22 (3.65%) SQL Analyst
15 19 (3.16%) Business Intelligence Developer
16 18 (2.99%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 271 (45.02%) .NET
2 151 (25.08%) ASP.NET
3 111 (18.44%) HTML
4 99 (16.45%) CSS
5 69 (11.46%) jQuery
6 62 (10.30%) Web Services
7 58 (9.63%) .NET Framework
8 52 (8.64%) ASP.NET MVC
9 46 (7.64%) HTML5
10 45 (7.48%) WCF
11 39 (6.48%) XML
12 35 (5.81%) Entity Framework
13 33 (5.48%) AngularJS
14 27 (4.49%) ASP.NET Web API
15 21 (3.49%) Ajax
16 20 (3.32%) ASP.NET MVC 5
17 17 (2.82%) Silverlight
18 15 (2.49%) CSS3
19 14 (2.33%) Spring
20 13 (2.16%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 26 (4.32%) Replication
2 25 (4.15%) NHS
3 19 (3.16%) Analytical Skills
3 19 (3.16%) Visualisation
4 16 (2.66%) Computer Science
5 14 (2.33%) Fat Client
5 14 (2.33%) Thin Client
6 12 (1.99%) Data Centre
6 12 (1.99%) Mobile App
7 11 (1.83%) Management Information System
8 10 (1.66%) Digital Media
9 9 (1.50%) Clustering
10 7 (1.16%) Algorithms
10 7 (1.16%) Data Extraction
10 7 (1.16%) iPad
11 6 (1.00%) Driving Licence
12 5 (0.83%) Client/Server
12 5 (0.83%) Enterprise Software
13 4 (0.66%) Blackberry
13 4 (0.66%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 122 (20.27%) Windows
2 61 (10.13%) Windows Server
3 59 (9.80%) Windows Server 2012
4 49 (8.14%) Linux
5 38 (6.31%) Windows Server 2003
6 34 (5.65%) Windows Server 2008
7 32 (5.32%) Unix
8 16 (2.66%) Mac OS X
9 15 (2.49%) Windows 7
10 10 (1.66%) AIX
11 7 (1.16%) CentOS
12 6 (1.00%) Apple iOS
13 5 (0.83%) Android
14 4 (0.66%) Solaris
14 4 (0.66%) Windows 10
15 2 (0.33%) HPUX
15 2 (0.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 1 (0.17%) Mac OS
16 1 (0.17%) Windows 2000
16 1 (0.17%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 139 (23.09%) MVC
2 128 (21.26%) Agile Software Development
3 73 (12.13%) Web Development
4 71 (11.79%) Business Intelligence
4 71 (11.79%) ETL
5 56 (9.30%) Migration
6 54 (8.97%) TDD
7 48 (7.97%) Waterfall
8 39 (6.48%) CRM
9 32 (5.32%) Performance Tuning
10 31 (5.15%) Scrum
11 29 (4.82%) Data Modelling
11 29 (4.82%) Unit Testing
12 27 (4.49%) High Availability
13 25 (4.15%) Software Testing
14 24 (3.99%) Continuous Integration
15 22 (3.65%) E-Commerce
15 22 (3.65%) ERP
15 22 (3.65%) ITIL
16 20 (3.32%) OO
Programming Languages
1 322 (53.49%) SQL
2 223 (37.04%) C#
3 139 (23.09%) JavaScript
4 110 (18.27%) T-SQL
5 53 (8.80%) Java
6 38 (6.31%) PowerShell
7 27 (4.49%) Python
8 23 (3.82%) VB.NET
9 18 (2.99%) Ruby
10 17 (2.82%) PHP
10 17 (2.82%) PL/SQL
10 17 (2.82%) XAML
11 16 (2.66%) C++
11 16 (2.66%) Scala
12 12 (1.99%) VB
13 9 (1.50%) Shell Script
14 7 (1.16%) FQL
15 6 (1.00%) ABAP
16 5 (0.83%) VBA
16 5 (0.83%) XPath
Qualifications
1 23 (3.82%) Degree
2 18 (2.99%) Security Cleared
3 10 (1.66%) Microsoft Certification
4 9 (1.50%) SC Cleared
5 6 (1.00%) ISTQB
5 6 (1.00%) MCSE
6 5 (0.83%) DBS Check
6 5 (0.83%) ISEB
7 3 (0.50%) BPSS Clearance
7 3 (0.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 2 (0.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 2 (0.33%) MCDBA
8 2 (0.33%) OCPJP
9 1 (0.17%) BC Cleared
9 1 (0.17%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.17%) MCP
9 1 (0.17%) MCTS
9 1 (0.17%) Microsoft Certified Architect
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (3.65%) QA
2 7 (1.16%) Data Quality
2 7 (1.16%) SLA
3 6 (1.00%) Disclosure Scotland
4 3 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.33%) ISO27005
6 1 (0.17%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 50 (8.31%) Active Directory
2 17 (2.82%) Microsoft App-V
3 15 (2.49%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (1.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 6 (1.00%) XenApp
5 5 (0.83%) HDFS
5 5 (0.83%) Hyper-V
6 4 (0.66%) Docker
6 4 (0.66%) Oracle RAC
7 2 (0.33%) BitLocker
7 2 (0.33%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 2 (0.33%) Postfix
7 2 (0.33%) Sendmail
8 1 (0.17%) Apache Flume
8 1 (0.17%) EMC RecoverPoint
8 1 (0.17%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.17%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.17%) VMware Server
8 1 (0.17%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 22 (3.65%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (1.33%) SCCM
3 7 (1.16%) SCOM
4 6 (1.00%) Oracle RMAN
4 6 (1.00%) Puppet
5 5 (0.83%) NetBackup
5 5 (0.83%) Tivoli
5 5 (0.83%) vRealize
6 4 (0.66%) Data Guard
7 3 (0.50%) BladeLogic
8 2 (0.33%) EMC NetWorker
8 2 (0.33%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 2 (0.33%) Norton AntiVirus
8 2 (0.33%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (0.33%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 1 (0.17%) Ansible
9 1 (0.17%) DameWare
9 1 (0.17%) Packer
9 1 (0.17%) StatsD
9 1 (0.17%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 174 (28.90%) Microsoft
2 96 (15.95%) Oracle
3 40 (6.64%) Citrix
4 37 (6.15%) VMware
5 26 (4.32%) HP
6 21 (3.49%) Telerik
7 20 (3.32%) AppSense
8 17 (2.82%) SAP
9 14 (2.33%) Wyse
10 12 (1.99%) EPiServer
11 10 (1.66%) IBM
12 9 (1.50%) Informatica
12 9 (1.50%) Vertica
13 7 (1.16%) Tableau
13 7 (1.16%) Talend
14 6 (1.00%) ServiceNow
14 6 (1.00%) Sybase
14 6 (1.00%) TIBCO
15 5 (0.83%) Cisco
15 5 (0.83%) Symantec
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