The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Bolton with a requirement for SQL Server skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SQL Server over the 3 months to 23 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Manchester / Bolton
Rank 10 6 5
Rank change year-on-year -4 -1  
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 3 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bolton 7.32% 6.25% 11.11%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 50.00% 100.00% 60.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 1
Median daily rate £469 £380 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.35% +12.59%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year - +1.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.25 £20.75 £32.50
% change year-on-year +79.51% -36.15%  

SQL Server is in the database and business intelligence skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Bolton with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills.

Contract Database & Business Intelligence Skills
Bolton
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 6 1 5
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bolton 14.63% 6.25% 18.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 3
Median daily rate £469 £380 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.35% +26.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £454 £380 £219
10% offered a daily rate of more than £484 £380 £338
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.75 £32.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year -2.30% -  

SQL Server
Job Vacancy Trend in Bolton

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bolton citing SQL Server as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Database & Business Intelligence category.

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server in Bolton

SQL Server
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bolton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SQL Server in Bolton.

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL Server in Bolton

SQL Server
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Bolton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server in Bolton.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL Server in Bolton

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bolton

For the 6 months to 23 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Bolton region with a requirement for SQL Server.

1 5 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (50.00%) MVC
2 3 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (50.00%) C#
2 3 (50.00%) SQL
2 3 (50.00%) .NET
2 3 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (50.00%) SDLC
3 2 (33.33%) Windows Server
3 2 (33.33%) PaaS
3 2 (33.33%) IaaS
3 2 (33.33%) Gradle
3 2 (33.33%) Guidewire
3 2 (33.33%) ServiceNow
3 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (33.33%) Visual Studio Team System
3 2 (33.33%) PowerShell
3 2 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (33.33%) Git (software)
3 2 (33.33%) Maven
3 2 (33.33%) Degree
3 2 (33.33%) WCF
3 2 (33.33%) jQuery
3 2 (33.33%) Ant
3 2 (33.33%) T-SQL
3 2 (33.33%) HTML
3 2 (33.33%) Java
3 2 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 2 (33.33%) ASP.NET

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Bolton by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (33.33%) Tomcat
2 1 (16.67%) CMS
2 1 (16.67%) EPiServer
Applications
1 3 (50.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (33.33%) IaaS
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (33.33%) PaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (16.67%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
2 1 (16.67%) Power BI
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 3 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (33.33%) Ant
2 2 (33.33%) Git (software)
2 2 (33.33%) Gradle
2 2 (33.33%) Maven
2 2 (33.33%) Visual Studio Team System
3 1 (16.67%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Developer
2 2 (33.33%) .NET Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Azure Consultant
3 1 (16.67%) Azure DevOps
3 1 (16.67%) C# .NET Developer
3 1 (16.67%) C# Developer
3 1 (16.67%) C# WCF Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Consultant
3 1 (16.67%) DevOps Consultant
3 1 (16.67%) Environment And Release Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Environment Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Release Manager
3 1 (16.67%) SQL Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) WCF Developer
3 1 (16.67%) XML Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (50.00%) .NET
2 2 (33.33%) ASP.NET
2 2 (33.33%) CSS
2 2 (33.33%) HTML
2 2 (33.33%) jQuery
2 2 (33.33%) WCF
2 2 (33.33%) Web Services
3 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET 2.0
3 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC 4
3 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (16.67%) HTML5
3 1 (16.67%) MDX
3 1 (16.67%) XML
3 1 (16.67%) XSD
3 1 (16.67%) XSL
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) Windows
1 2 (33.33%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (50.00%) MVC
2 3 (50.00%) SDLC
3 2 (33.33%) E-Commerce
3 2 (33.33%) Service Management
4 1 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (16.67%) Content Management
4 1 (16.67%) Data Modelling
4 1 (16.67%) DevOps
4 1 (16.67%) DSDM
4 1 (16.67%) OO
4 1 (16.67%) RAD
4 1 (16.67%) SOA
4 1 (16.67%) Waterfall
4 1 (16.67%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) C#
1 3 (50.00%) SQL
2 2 (33.33%) Java
2 2 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 2 (33.33%) PowerShell
2 2 (33.33%) T-SQL
3 1 (16.67%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) Degree
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (33.33%) AppDynamics
2 2 (33.33%) Guidewire
2 2 (33.33%) ServiceNow
3 1 (16.67%) Tableau