Period
to 25 April 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester with a requirement for SQL Server 2016 skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SQL Server 2016 over the 6 months to 25 April 2018 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.

Microsoft SQL Server 2016
North West > Manchester
6 months to
25 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 138 134 -
Rank change year-on-year -4 - -
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2016 12 6 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.40% 0.22% -
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 1.77% 0.91% -
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 0
Manchester median daily rate £388 £325 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +19.23% - -
North West median daily rate £355 £325 -
% change year-on-year +9.23% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Manchester median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate - - -

SQL Server 2016 is in the Databases and Business Intelligence category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills.

All Database and Business Intelligence Skills
Manchester
Contract vacancies with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills 677 661 726
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 22.57% 23.91% 19.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 498 421 441
Manchester median daily rate £390 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.00% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £289 £263 £261
90th Percentile £575 £524 £525
North West median daily rate £380 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +1.33% - +3.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 4
Manchester median hourly rate £34.36 £21.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +59.79% +19.44% -28.00%
10th Percentile £12.28 £17.95 £16.50
90th Percentile £56.13 £31.40 £29.48
North West median hourly rate £47.50 £27.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year +72.73% -31.25% +14.29%

SQL Server 2016
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

Job postings citing SQL Server 2016 as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Manchester.

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server 2016 in Manchester

SQL Server 2016
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SQL Server 2016 in Manchester.

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL Server 2016 in Manchester

SQL Server 2016
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server 2016 in Manchester over the 6 months to 25 April 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SQL Server 2016 in Manchester

SQL Server 2016
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server 2016 within the Manchester region over the 6 months to 25 April 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bolton - 1 £350 - 2
SQL Server 2016
North West

For the 6 months to 25 April 2018, IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server 2016 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Manchester region with a requirement for SQL Server 2016.

1 12 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 10 (83.33%) SQL
3 6 (50.00%) Microsoft
4 5 (41.67%) SQL Server 2000
4 5 (41.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (33.33%) T-SQL
5 4 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (25.00%) Test Automation
6 3 (25.00%) Hyper-V
6 3 (25.00%) MSTest
6 3 (25.00%) Database Security
6 3 (25.00%) Task Automation
6 3 (25.00%) .NET
6 3 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (25.00%) Finance
7 2 (16.67%) Service Management
7 2 (16.67%) CISM
7 2 (16.67%) Firewall
7 2 (16.67%) Management Information System
7 2 (16.67%) Data Management
7 2 (16.67%) Network Design
7 2 (16.67%) Migration
7 2 (16.67%) Scrum
7 2 (16.67%) Replication
7 2 (16.67%) Data Analysis
7 2 (16.67%) BCP
7 2 (16.67%) Configuration Management

SQL Server 2016
Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester 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 (16.67%) OpenStack
1 2 (16.67%) SAS
Business Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 2 (16.67%) PaaS
1 2 (16.67%) SaaS
2 1 (8.33%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (8.33%) IaaS
2 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (16.67%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (41.67%) SQL Server 2000
2 5 (41.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (16.67%) DB2
5 2 (16.67%) DTS
5 2 (16.67%) MongoDB
5 2 (16.67%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (16.67%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (8.33%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (8.33%) Power BI
6 1 (8.33%) QlikView
6 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (8.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 4 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (25.00%) MSTest
3 1 (8.33%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 3 (25.00%) Finance
2 1 (8.33%) Advertising
2 1 (8.33%) Manufacturing
2 1 (8.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (25.00%) Developer
1 3 (25.00%) Tester
2 2 (16.67%) Consultant
2 2 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) .NET Developer
3 1 (8.33%) Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 1 (8.33%) Cloud Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Data Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Data Warehouse Developer
3 1 (8.33%) Database Consultant
3 1 (8.33%) DBA
3 1 (8.33%) Machine Learning Developer
3 1 (8.33%) Sage 200 Consultant
3 1 (8.33%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) SQL Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) SQL DBA
3 1 (8.33%) SQL Developer
3 1 (8.33%) SQL Server Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (25.00%) .NET
2 1 (8.33%) .NET Framework
2 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET Web API
2 1 (8.33%) CSS
2 1 (8.33%) CSS3
2 1 (8.33%) Entity Framework
2 1 (8.33%) HTML
2 1 (8.33%) HTML5
2 1 (8.33%) jQuery
2 1 (8.33%) LINQ
2 1 (8.33%) MDX
2 1 (8.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Management Information System
1 2 (16.67%) Replication
2 1 (8.33%) Clustering
2 1 (8.33%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 2 (16.67%) Windows
1 2 (16.67%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (25.00%) Database Security
1 3 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 3 (25.00%) Task Automation
1 3 (25.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (16.67%) Analytics
2 2 (16.67%) Capacity Planning
2 2 (16.67%) Data Analytics
2 2 (16.67%) Data Extraction
2 2 (16.67%) Database Tuning
2 2 (16.67%) High Availability
2 2 (16.67%) Migration
2 2 (16.67%) Open Source
2 2 (16.67%) Problem Management
2 2 (16.67%) Resource Management
2 2 (16.67%) Server Hardening
2 2 (16.67%) Server Virtualisation
2 2 (16.67%) Service Management
2 2 (16.67%) SFIA
2 2 (16.67%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 10 (83.33%) SQL
2 4 (33.33%) T-SQL
3 1 (8.33%) C#
3 1 (8.33%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
3 1 (8.33%) JavaScript
3 1 (8.33%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2 (16.67%) CCDP
1 2 (16.67%) CCNP
1 2 (16.67%) Chartered Engineer
1 2 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (16.67%) CISM
1 2 (16.67%) CISSP
1 2 (16.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (8.33%) CCIE
2 1 (8.33%) Degree
2 1 (8.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
System Software
1 3 (25.00%) Hyper-V
2 2 (16.67%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 2 (16.67%) Failover Clustering
Vendors
1 6 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (16.67%) Cisco
2 2 (16.67%) Informatica
2 2 (16.67%) Oracle
3 1 (8.33%) Sage
3 1 (8.33%) Tableau