Period
to 24 January 2018

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 24 January 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 (MS SQL)
North West > Manchester
6 months to
24 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 14 15 18
Rank change year-on-year +1 +3 -7
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 280 274 305
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 9.94% 8.67% 8.02%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 41.12% 37.48% 36.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 208 216 208
Manchester median daily rate £370 £350 £336
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.71% +4.09% +6.75%
10th Percentile £295 £263 £228
90th Percentile £488 £459 £450
North West median daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +2.86% - +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 4
Manchester median hourly rate £17.20 £14.75 £33.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.61% -56.30% +35.00%
10th Percentile £15.57 £14.38 £21.20
90th Percentile £19.49 £31.03 £40.70
North West median hourly rate £27.00 £26.25 £35.00
% change year-on-year +2.86% -25.00% +29.63%

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 681 731 839
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 24.17% 23.12% 22.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 509 512 524
Manchester median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +15.38%
10th Percentile £290 £270 £250
90th Percentile £575 £538 £518
North West median daily rate £400 £375 £400
% change year-on-year +6.67% -6.25% +23.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 8
Manchester median hourly rate £15.69 £28.50 £25.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -44.95% +10.68% +5.10%
10th Percentile £11.09 £14.38 £11.50
90th Percentile £19.11 £36.00 £39.88
North West median hourly rate £42.25 £29.01 £37.75
% change year-on-year +45.63% -23.15% +16.15%

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 24 January 2018.

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
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 24 January 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 10 £438 +34.62% 14
Stockport +3 7 £320 +24.88% 11
Wigan +2 5 £295 -17.19% 4
Salford +6 4 £250 -31.03% 9
Rochdale - 3 £140 - 4
Altrincham -3 2 £338 - 3
Cheadle - 1 £313 - 2
SQL Server
North West

For the 6 months to 24 January 2018, 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.

1 176 (62.86%) .NET
2 137 (48.93%) SQL
3 133 (47.50%) C#
4 99 (35.36%) Agile Software Development
5 97 (34.64%) MVC
6 93 (33.21%) Microsoft
7 73 (26.07%) ASP.NET
8 59 (21.07%) JavaScript
9 57 (20.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 54 (19.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 53 (18.93%) WPF
12 48 (17.14%) Visual Studio
13 47 (16.79%) CSS
13 47 (16.79%) .NET Framework
14 44 (15.71%) Business Intelligence
15 43 (15.36%) Web Services
15 43 (15.36%) HTML
15 43 (15.36%) AngularJS
16 42 (15.00%) ASP.NET Web API
16 42 (15.00%) Windows
17 40 (14.29%) WinForms
18 39 (13.93%) TDD
19 36 (12.86%) ASP.NET MVC
20 35 (12.50%) WCF
21 34 (12.14%) Finance
22 31 (11.07%) T-SQL
22 31 (11.07%) JIRA
23 29 (10.36%) E-Commerce
24 28 (10.00%) XML
24 28 (10.00%) NoSQL

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 16 (5.71%) SharePoint
2 10 (3.57%) IIS
3 6 (2.14%) CMS
3 6 (2.14%) Elasticsearch
3 6 (2.14%) MS Exchange
4 5 (1.79%) NServiceBus
5 4 (1.43%) BizTalk Server
6 3 (1.07%) Apache
6 3 (1.07%) Apache Spark
6 3 (1.07%) Drupal
6 3 (1.07%) SharePoint 2013
6 3 (1.07%) SharePoint Server
7 2 (0.71%) Sitecore CMS
7 2 (0.71%) Skype for Business
7 2 (0.71%) Umbraco
8 1 (0.36%) Apache Solr
8 1 (0.36%) EPiServer
8 1 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.36%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.36%) WordPress
Applications
1 12 (4.29%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (2.86%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.36%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.36%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 10 (3.57%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.79%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (1.43%) Elite 3E
4 3 (1.07%) SAP ERP
4 3 (1.07%) Visualfiles
5 1 (0.36%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 1 (0.36%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 27 (9.64%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (3.21%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (2.14%) GitHub
3 6 (2.14%) PaaS
4 5 (1.79%) iPaaS
5 3 (1.07%) Boomi
6 2 (0.71%) IaaS
6 2 (0.71%) Office 365
6 2 (0.71%) SaaS
7 1 (0.36%) Dynamics 365
7 1 (0.36%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.14%) Network Security
2 5 (1.79%) TCP/IP
3 3 (1.07%) DNS
3 3 (1.07%) Intranet
3 3 (1.07%) SAN
3 3 (1.07%) Wireshark
4 2 (0.71%) FTP
4 2 (0.71%) NAS
4 2 (0.71%) VLAN
5 1 (0.36%) Firewall
5 1 (0.36%) HTTP
5 1 (0.36%) Internet
5 1 (0.36%) LAN
5 1 (0.36%) PBX
5 1 (0.36%) Remote Desktop
5 1 (0.36%) SMS
5 1 (0.36%) Unified Communications
5 1 (0.36%) VoIP
5 1 (0.36%) WAN
5 1 (0.36%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (20.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 54 (19.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 28 (10.00%) NoSQL
4 23 (8.21%) Data Warehouse
4 23 (8.21%) Relational Database
4 23 (8.21%) SQL Server 2000
5 18 (6.43%) SQL Server 2012
5 18 (6.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 17 (6.07%) SQL Server 2008
6 17 (6.07%) SQL Server 2014
7 15 (5.36%) Power BI
8 14 (5.00%) MongoDB
9 12 (4.29%) MySQL
10 10 (3.57%) SQL Server 2016
11 9 (3.21%) QlikView
12 8 (2.86%) CouchDB
13 7 (2.50%) Azure SQL Database
13 7 (2.50%) RDBMS
13 7 (2.50%) SQL Server 2005
14 6 (2.14%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 48 (17.14%) Visual Studio
2 31 (11.07%) JIRA
3 25 (8.93%) Team Foundation Server
4 23 (8.21%) AccuRev
5 10 (3.57%) Git (software)
6 6 (2.14%) Selenium
6 6 (2.14%) SpecFlow
6 6 (2.14%) TeamCity
7 4 (1.43%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 4 (1.43%) Bitbucket
7 4 (1.43%) MSTest
7 4 (1.43%) ReSharper
7 4 (1.43%) SonarQube
7 4 (1.43%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 3 (1.07%) Cucumber
8 3 (1.07%) MorphX
8 3 (1.07%) MSI
8 3 (1.07%) Subversion
8 3 (1.07%) Toad
8 3 (1.07%) WinDbg
General
1 34 (12.14%) Finance
2 15 (5.36%) Back Office
3 13 (4.64%) Retail
4 10 (3.57%) Law
5 9 (3.21%) Billing
5 9 (3.21%) General Ledger
6 8 (2.86%) Legal
7 7 (2.50%) Advertising
7 7 (2.50%) Manufacturing
8 6 (2.14%) Marketing
9 5 (1.79%) Retail Finance
10 4 (1.43%) Banking
11 2 (0.71%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.36%) French Language
12 1 (0.36%) Investment Banking
12 1 (0.36%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.36%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 174 (62.14%) Developer
2 57 (20.36%) .NET Developer
3 51 (18.21%) C# Developer
4 40 (14.29%) SQL Developer
5 37 (13.21%) C# .NET Developer
6 21 (7.50%) Software Developer
7 19 (6.79%) Analyst
7 19 (6.79%) Architect
8 17 (6.07%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
9 16 (5.71%) Full Stack Developer
10 15 (5.36%) Angular Developer
10 15 (5.36%) Business Intelligence Developer
11 13 (4.64%) Desktop Support
11 13 (4.64%) Technical Leader
12 12 (4.29%) WPF Developer
13 11 (3.93%) ASP.NET Developer
13 11 (3.93%) C# ASP.NET Developer
13 11 (3.93%) DBA
13 11 (3.93%) Sitecore Developer
14 10 (3.57%) SQL Server Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 176 (62.86%) .NET
2 73 (26.07%) ASP.NET
3 53 (18.93%) WPF
4 47 (16.79%) .NET Framework
4 47 (16.79%) CSS
5 43 (15.36%) AngularJS
5 43 (15.36%) HTML
5 43 (15.36%) Web Services
6 42 (15.00%) ASP.NET Web API
7 40 (14.29%) WinForms
8 36 (12.86%) ASP.NET MVC
9 35 (12.50%) WCF
10 28 (10.00%) XML
11 26 (9.29%) jQuery
12 22 (7.86%) REST
13 20 (7.14%) HTML5
13 20 (7.14%) SOAP
14 18 (6.43%) CSS3
14 18 (6.43%) Entity Framework
15 14 (5.00%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 18 (6.43%) Computer Science
2 17 (6.07%) Greenfield Project
3 14 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (3.93%) Data Structures
5 8 (2.86%) Management Information System
6 7 (2.50%) NHS
7 5 (1.79%) Clustering
8 4 (1.43%) Data Centre
8 4 (1.43%) Replication
9 3 (1.07%) Algorithms
9 3 (1.07%) User Experience
10 2 (0.71%) Blackberry
10 2 (0.71%) Fintech
11 1 (0.36%) BYOD
11 1 (0.36%) Fat Client
11 1 (0.36%) Life Science
11 1 (0.36%) N-Tier
11 1 (0.36%) State Machine
11 1 (0.36%) Thin Client
11 1 (0.36%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 42 (15.00%) Windows
2 24 (8.57%) Windows Server 2012
3 18 (6.43%) Windows Server
4 10 (3.57%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (3.21%) Linux
6 8 (2.86%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (2.14%) Windows 7
8 5 (1.79%) Windows 10
9 3 (1.07%) Windows 8
9 3 (1.07%) Windows Vista
10 1 (0.36%) Android
10 1 (0.36%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.36%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 99 (35.36%) Agile Software Development
2 97 (34.64%) MVC
3 44 (15.71%) Business Intelligence
4 39 (13.93%) TDD
5 29 (10.36%) E-Commerce
6 25 (8.93%) Migration
6 25 (8.93%) Scrum
7 20 (7.14%) ETL
8 19 (6.79%) DevOps
9 16 (5.71%) Data Analysis
9 16 (5.71%) Test Automation
10 15 (5.36%) Continuous Integration
10 15 (5.36%) Software Engineering
11 14 (5.00%) Data Modelling
12 13 (4.64%) CRM
12 13 (4.64%) Mentoring
12 13 (4.64%) Unit Testing
12 13 (4.64%) Web Application Development
12 13 (4.64%) Web Development
13 12 (4.29%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 137 (48.93%) SQL
2 133 (47.50%) C#
3 59 (21.07%) JavaScript
4 31 (11.07%) T-SQL
5 16 (5.71%) PowerShell
6 14 (5.00%) Python
7 12 (4.29%) VB.NET
8 11 (3.93%) Java
9 9 (3.21%) VB
10 8 (2.86%) XPath
11 7 (2.50%) VBA
12 6 (2.14%) TypeScript
13 5 (1.79%) Ruby
13 5 (1.79%) Scala
14 4 (1.43%) Groovy
14 4 (1.43%) PHP
15 3 (1.07%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
15 3 (1.07%) X++
16 1 (0.36%) Go
16 1 (0.36%) R
Qualifications
1 27 (9.64%) Degree
2 6 (2.14%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (0.71%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (0.71%) MCITP
3 2 (0.71%) MCTS
3 2 (0.71%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.36%) ISEB
4 1 (0.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (0.36%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.86%) QA
2 7 (2.50%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.36%) HL7
System Software
1 19 (6.79%) Active Directory
2 7 (2.50%) Docker
3 4 (1.43%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (1.07%) Microsoft App-V
4 3 (1.07%) Virtual Desktop
5 2 (0.71%) Virtual Servers
5 2 (0.71%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (0.71%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (0.36%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.36%) Xen
6 1 (0.36%) XenApp
6 1 (0.36%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 6 (2.14%) Rancher
2 4 (1.43%) Puppet
2 4 (1.43%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 3 (1.07%) Oozie
4 2 (0.71%) BladeLogic
5 1 (0.36%) Ansible
5 1 (0.36%) Mesos
5 1 (0.36%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (0.36%) SCCM
Vendors
1 93 (33.21%) Microsoft
2 24 (8.57%) Oracle
3 16 (5.71%) Sitecore
4 11 (3.93%) VMware
5 10 (3.57%) Intapp
6 7 (2.50%) HP
7 6 (2.14%) Tableau
8 5 (1.79%) Citrix
8 5 (1.79%) SAP
8 5 (1.79%) SendGrid
9 4 (1.43%) Capita
9 4 (1.43%) MuleSoft
10 3 (1.07%) Informatica
10 3 (1.07%) MicroStrategy
10 3 (1.07%) Nintex
10 3 (1.07%) SnapLogic
10 3 (1.07%) Teradata
10 3 (1.07%) Xamarin
11 2 (0.71%) LexisNexis
11 2 (0.71%) Rackspace