The median contractor rate for a SQL Server Developer was £388 per day in advertised job vacancies in Manchester during the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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.

SQL Server Developer
North West / Manchester
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 88 95 84
Rank change year-on-year +7 -11  
Contract jobs requiring a SQL Server Developer 2 8 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.14% 0.45% 0.46%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.48% 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 8 6
Median daily rate £388 £293 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +32.47% -10.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £378 £275 £323
10% offered a daily rate of more than £398 £349 £381
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year +7.14% +7.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £33.00

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Manchester
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1307 1676 1442
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 93.62% 94.85% 95.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 743 993 850
Median daily rate £375 £380 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.31% +8.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £250 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 37 64
Median hourly rate £14.50 £12.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.00% -10.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £28.50 £23.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

SQL Server Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Manchester that featured SQL Server Developer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server Developer in Manchester

SQL Server Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL Server Developer in Manchester

SQL Server Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL Server Developer in Manchester

SQL Server Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 26 June 2017, SQL Server Developer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Manchester region featuring SQL Server Developer in the job title.

1 4 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 4 (100.00%) SQL
1 4 (100.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (75.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (75.00%) Business Intelligence
2 3 (75.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (75.00%) Power BI
3 2 (50.00%) SQL Server 2016
3 2 (50.00%) R
3 2 (50.00%) Data Visualisation
3 2 (50.00%) Tableau
3 2 (50.00%) Infrastructure Management
3 2 (50.00%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (50.00%) Performance Monitoring
3 2 (50.00%) Server Monitoring
3 2 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (50.00%) Data Mining
3 2 (50.00%) Visualisation
3 2 (50.00%) Azure Active Directory
3 2 (50.00%) KNIME
3 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 2 (50.00%) SPSS
3 2 (50.00%) PowerShell
3 2 (50.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (25.00%) Data Migration
4 1 (25.00%) Data Protection
4 1 (25.00%) Data Validation
4 1 (25.00%) Data Extraction

SQL Server Developer Skill Set
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:

Applications
1 2 (50.00%) SPSS
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (75.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (50.00%) Azure Active Directory
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 4 (100.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (75.00%) Power BI
2 3 (75.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (50.00%) Data Mining
3 2 (50.00%) KNIME
3 2 (50.00%) SQL Server 2016
3 2 (50.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (25.00%) MS Access
General
1 1 (25.00%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (75.00%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (50.00%) Data Visualisation
2 2 (50.00%) Infrastructure Management
2 2 (50.00%) Performance Monitoring
2 2 (50.00%) Performance Tuning
2 2 (50.00%) Server Monitoring
2 2 (50.00%) Visualisation
3 1 (25.00%) Data Analysis
3 1 (25.00%) Data Governance
3 1 (25.00%) Data Lineage
3 1 (25.00%) Data Management
3 1 (25.00%) Data Migration
3 1 (25.00%) Data Modelling
3 1 (25.00%) Data Protection
3 1 (25.00%) Logical Data Model
3 1 (25.00%) Master Data Management
3 1 (25.00%) Migration
3 1 (25.00%) Physical Data Model
3 1 (25.00%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) SQL
2 2 (50.00%) PowerShell
2 2 (50.00%) R
3 1 (25.00%) T-SQL
3 1 (25.00%) VB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (50.00%) Tableau
2 1 (25.00%) SAP