Period
to 18 April 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester 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 6 months to 18 April 2019 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 (MS SQL)
North West > Manchester
6 months to
18 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 18 14 13
Rank change year-on-year -4 -1 +4
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 235 286 265
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 8.16% 9.56% 9.31%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 37.60% 41.57% 40.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 177 217 197
Manchester median daily rate £363 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.33% +7.14% +1.45%
10th Percentile £275 £295 £263
90th Percentile £482 £480 £475
North West median daily rate £363 £360 £350
% change year-on-year +0.69% +2.86% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 1
Manchester median hourly rate £24.88 £50.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -50.25% +42.86% +35.92%
North West median hourly rate £30.00 £52.25 £27.50
% change year-on-year -42.58% +90.00% +22.01%

SQL Server 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 625 688 662
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 21.70% 22.99% 23.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 448 510 429
Manchester median daily rate £415 £390 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.41% +4.00% -
10th Percentile £313 £288 £263
90th Percentile £579 £586 £520
North West median daily rate £425 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +11.84% +1.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 4 3
Manchester median hourly rate £22.38 £34.36 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -34.87% +63.60% +16.67%
10th Percentile £16.78 £12.28 £17.80
90th Percentile £44.05 £56.13 £32.60
North West median hourly rate £36.23 £49.00 £31.25
% change year-on-year -26.07% +56.80% -21.88%

SQL Server
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

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

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server in Manchester

SQL Server
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL Server in Manchester

SQL Server
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server in Manchester over the 6 months to 18 April 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SQL Server in Manchester

SQL Server
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 in Manchester.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL Server in Manchester

SQL Server
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Manchester

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server in Manchester over the 6 months to 18 April 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for SQL Server in Manchester

SQL Server
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 within the Manchester region over the 6 months to 18 April 2019. 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
Stockport +3 7 £375 +7.14% 3
Bolton +2 6 £345 -23.33% 2
Rochdale +6 5 £313 +123.21% 2
Altrincham - 5 £375 - 1
Wigan +4 3 £340 +20.35%
Sale +1 1 £375 +7.14% 2
Cheadle -1 1 - -
SQL Server
North West

For the 6 months to 18 April 2019, IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server 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.

1 142 (60.43%) .NET
2 135 (57.45%) C#
3 129 (54.89%) SQL
4 80 (34.04%) MVC
5 77 (32.77%) Microsoft
6 57 (24.26%) ASP.NET
7 54 (22.98%) JavaScript
8 49 (20.85%) Agile Software Development
9 43 (18.30%) .NET Framework
10 42 (17.87%) VB.NET
11 41 (17.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 40 (17.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 39 (16.60%) Windows
14 37 (15.74%) Business Intelligence
15 36 (15.32%) T-SQL
15 36 (15.32%) CSS
16 35 (14.89%) HTML
17 33 (14.04%) ASP.NET Web API
17 33 (14.04%) E-Commerce
18 32 (13.62%) Microsoft Azure
19 30 (12.77%) Web Development
20 29 (12.34%) JIRA
21 28 (11.91%) Web Services
22 27 (11.49%) WCF
23 26 (11.06%) AngularJS
24 24 (10.21%) WPF
24 24 (10.21%) NoSQL
24 24 (10.21%) Oracle
24 24 (10.21%) Finance
24 24 (10.21%) WinForms

SQL Server
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 17 (7.23%) SharePoint
2 9 (3.83%) SharePoint 2010
3 6 (2.55%) Umbraco
4 5 (2.13%) Confluence
4 5 (2.13%) MS Exchange
5 4 (1.70%) IIS
6 3 (1.28%) Apache
6 3 (1.28%) CMS
6 3 (1.28%) Kentico
6 3 (1.28%) Sitecore CMS
7 2 (0.85%) ColdFusion
7 2 (0.85%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.43%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.43%) K2 blackpearl
8 1 (0.43%) nginx
8 1 (0.43%) NServiceBus
8 1 (0.43%) WebSphere
Applications
1 14 (5.96%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (1.70%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.43%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 6 (2.55%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.43%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 32 (13.62%) Microsoft Azure
2 21 (8.94%) Amazon AWS
3 10 (4.26%) Dynamics 365
4 7 (2.98%) Office 365
5 6 (2.55%) PaaS
6 5 (2.13%) SaaS
6 5 (2.13%) Serverless
7 3 (1.28%) Amazon S3
7 3 (1.28%) AWS Lambda
8 2 (0.85%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.43%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.43%) IaaS
9 1 (0.43%) iPaaS
9 1 (0.43%) Mimecast
9 1 (0.43%) OneDrive
9 1 (0.43%) OpenShift
9 1 (0.43%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.70%) SAN
2 3 (1.28%) DNS
2 3 (1.28%) SMS
3 2 (0.85%) DHCP
3 2 (0.85%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.43%) Cisco IOS
4 1 (0.43%) Internet
4 1 (0.43%) OpenLDAP
4 1 (0.43%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (17.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 40 (17.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 24 (10.21%) NoSQL
4 23 (9.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 20 (8.51%) Power BI
6 16 (6.81%) Relational Database
7 14 (5.96%) Data Warehouse
8 13 (5.53%) SQL Server 2000
9 12 (5.11%) SQL Server 2012
9 12 (5.11%) Star Schema
10 10 (4.26%) Azure SQL Database
10 10 (4.26%) RDBMS
11 9 (3.83%) PerformancePoint
12 8 (3.40%) MySQL
12 8 (3.40%) QlikView
13 7 (2.98%) SQL Server 2008
14 6 (2.55%) BusinessObjects
15 5 (2.13%) Oracle Database
16 4 (1.70%) SQL Server 2014
16 4 (1.70%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 29 (12.34%) JIRA
2 15 (6.38%) Visual Studio
3 14 (5.96%) AccuRev
4 7 (2.98%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 7 (2.98%) Bitbucket
4 7 (2.98%) SonarQube
4 7 (2.98%) Team Foundation Server
5 5 (2.13%) eggPlant
6 4 (1.70%) Selenium
7 3 (1.28%) Jenkins
8 2 (0.85%) Appium
8 2 (0.85%) Git (software)
8 2 (0.85%) Gradle
8 2 (0.85%) HP UFT
8 2 (0.85%) InstallShield
8 2 (0.85%) JUnit
8 2 (0.85%) Maven
8 2 (0.85%) MSI
8 2 (0.85%) ReSharper
8 2 (0.85%) TestNG
General
1 24 (10.21%) Finance
2 13 (5.53%) Back Office
3 12 (5.11%) Banking
4 9 (3.83%) Law
5 6 (2.55%) Billing
6 5 (2.13%) Telecoms
7 3 (1.28%) Games
7 3 (1.28%) Investment Banking
7 3 (1.28%) Legal
7 3 (1.28%) Marketing
8 2 (0.85%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.43%) Retail
Job Titles
1 122 (51.91%) Developer
2 59 (25.11%) .NET Developer
3 45 (19.15%) C# Developer
4 34 (14.47%) C# .NET Developer
5 29 (12.34%) SQL Developer
6 22 (9.36%) VB.NET Developer
7 21 (8.94%) C# VB.NET Developer
8 19 (8.09%) DBA
9 18 (7.66%) Software Developer
9 18 (7.66%) SQL DBA
10 16 (6.81%) Business Intelligence Developer
11 15 (6.38%) Analyst
12 14 (5.96%) Full Stack Developer
13 13 (5.53%) .NET Software Developer
13 13 (5.53%) ASP.NET Developer
14 11 (4.68%) C# Software Developer
14 11 (4.68%) Technical Leader
15 10 (4.26%) SQL Server Developer
15 10 (4.26%) Web Developer
16 9 (3.83%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 142 (60.43%) .NET
2 57 (24.26%) ASP.NET
3 43 (18.30%) .NET Framework
4 36 (15.32%) CSS
5 35 (14.89%) HTML
6 33 (14.04%) ASP.NET Web API
7 28 (11.91%) Web Services
8 27 (11.49%) WCF
9 26 (11.06%) AngularJS
10 24 (10.21%) WinForms
10 24 (10.21%) WPF
11 21 (8.94%) jQuery
12 16 (6.81%) XML
13 14 (5.96%) RESTful
14 12 (5.11%) .NET Core
14 12 (5.11%) ASP.NET Web Forms
15 11 (4.68%) JSON
16 10 (4.26%) ASP.NET MVC
16 10 (4.26%) HTML5
16 10 (4.26%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 14 (5.96%) Self-Motivation
2 11 (4.68%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (3.40%) Greenfield Project
4 7 (2.98%) Replication
5 5 (2.13%) Clustering
6 4 (1.70%) Data Centre
6 4 (1.70%) NHS
7 3 (1.28%) Data Structures
7 3 (1.28%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (1.28%) Mobile App
8 2 (0.85%) Hybrid Cloud
9 1 (0.43%) Algorithms
9 1 (0.43%) Data Protection Act
9 1 (0.43%) Driving Licence
9 1 (0.43%) Mainframe
9 1 (0.43%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.43%) Online Games
9 1 (0.43%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 39 (16.60%) Windows
2 23 (9.79%) Windows Server
3 13 (5.53%) Linux
4 4 (1.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (1.70%) Solaris
4 4 (1.70%) Unix
4 4 (1.70%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (1.28%) Android
5 3 (1.28%) CentOS
5 3 (1.28%) Windows 10
5 3 (1.28%) Windows 7
5 3 (1.28%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (0.85%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.85%) HPUX
7 1 (0.43%) AIX
7 1 (0.43%) MVS
7 1 (0.43%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (34.04%) MVC
2 49 (20.85%) Agile Software Development
3 37 (15.74%) Business Intelligence
4 33 (14.04%) E-Commerce
5 30 (12.77%) Web Development
6 18 (7.66%) DevOps
6 18 (7.66%) Performance Tuning
7 16 (6.81%) Mentoring
8 15 (6.38%) Computer Science
9 14 (5.96%) Continuous Integration
9 14 (5.96%) Software Engineering
10 13 (5.53%) CRM
10 13 (5.53%) ETL
10 13 (5.53%) Migration
11 12 (5.11%) Data Analysis
11 12 (5.11%) OO
12 10 (4.26%) OOP
12 10 (4.26%) Problem-Solving
12 10 (4.26%) Test Automation
13 9 (3.83%) People Management
Programming Languages
1 135 (57.45%) C#
2 129 (54.89%) SQL
3 54 (22.98%) JavaScript
4 42 (17.87%) VB.NET
5 36 (15.32%) T-SQL
6 18 (7.66%) VBA
7 8 (3.40%) PowerShell
8 7 (2.98%) XPath
9 6 (2.55%) PHP
10 4 (1.70%) VBScript
11 3 (1.28%) Java
11 3 (1.28%) Perl
11 3 (1.28%) VB
12 2 (0.85%) AWK
12 2 (0.85%) ES6
12 2 (0.85%) Python
12 2 (0.85%) R
12 2 (0.85%) Ruby
12 2 (0.85%) Shell Script
13 1 (0.43%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 23 (9.79%) Degree
2 17 (7.23%) Microsoft Certification
3 7 (2.98%) CCNA
3 7 (2.98%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (2.55%) MCSA
5 5 (2.13%) SSCP
6 4 (1.70%) MCITP
6 4 (1.70%) MCTS
7 3 (1.28%) MCSE
8 2 (0.85%) ISEB
8 2 (0.85%) MCP
8 2 (0.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (0.43%) AWS Certification
9 1 (0.43%) HPE ATP
9 1 (0.43%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.28%) IFRS
2 2 (0.85%) Data Quality
2 2 (0.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (0.85%) SLA
3 1 (0.43%) HL7
3 1 (0.43%) QA
System Software
1 20 (8.51%) Active Directory
2 9 (3.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (1.70%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (1.28%) Docker
5 2 (0.85%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (0.85%) NFS
5 2 (0.85%) VMware Server
5 2 (0.85%) vSphere
6 1 (0.43%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 7 (2.98%) Puppet
2 6 (2.55%) Microsoft Clustering
2 6 (2.55%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (1.70%) SCCM
4 2 (0.85%) Grafana
4 2 (0.85%) Hyperic
4 2 (0.85%) Nagios
4 2 (0.85%) NetBackup
4 2 (0.85%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 2 (0.85%) vRealize
5 1 (0.43%) Ansible
5 1 (0.43%) Kibana
5 1 (0.43%) Kubernetes
5 1 (0.43%) logstash
5 1 (0.43%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (0.43%) Single Sign-On
5 1 (0.43%) Terraform
5 1 (0.43%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 77 (32.77%) Microsoft
2 24 (10.21%) Oracle
3 15 (6.38%) VMware
4 9 (3.83%) Cisco
5 8 (3.40%) Red Hat
6 6 (2.55%) Atlassian
6 6 (2.55%) Tableau
7 4 (1.70%) HP
7 4 (1.70%) iManage
7 4 (1.70%) NetApp
7 4 (1.70%) Xamarin
8 3 (1.28%) Citrix
8 3 (1.28%) RedGate
8 3 (1.28%) Sitecore
9 2 (0.85%) Brocade
9 2 (0.85%) Micro Focus
9 2 (0.85%) SolarWinds
9 2 (0.85%) Splunk
9 2 (0.85%) Symantec
9 2 (0.85%) Veeam