Period
to 14 August 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 14 August 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
14 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 16 11 19
Rank change year-on-year -5 +8 0
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 260 286 272
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 7.96% 9.97% 7.36%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 36.57% 43.33% 38.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 203 195 186
Manchester median daily rate £375 £365 £341
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.74% +6.96% +4.20%
10th Percentile £300 £277 £255
90th Percentile £475 £500 £438
North West median daily rate £363 £360 £340
% change year-on-year +0.69% +5.88% -2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Manchester median hourly rate - - £27.50
North West median hourly rate £55.00 £24.25 £24.50
% change year-on-year +126.80% -1.02% +27.27%

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 711 660 706
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 21.78% 23.00% 19.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 511 404 440
Manchester median daily rate £391 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.14% - -
10th Percentile £300 £273 £234
90th Percentile £588 £529 £500
North West median daily rate £400 £384 £375
% change year-on-year +4.23% +2.33% -3.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 5
Manchester median hourly rate £35.00 £22.00 £28.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +59.09% -22.81% +50.00%
North West median hourly rate £35.00 £41.25 £32.50
% change year-on-year -15.15% +26.92% -16.13%

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 14 August 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 14 August 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
Stockport +12 13 £360 +39.81% 11
Salford -4 2 £333 -1.48% 5
Bolton -4 2 £450 - 6
Cheadle - 1 £375 - 1
Sale - 1 - - 1
SQL Server
North West

For the 6 months to 14 August 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.

1 165 (63.46%) .NET
2 149 (57.31%) C#
3 136 (52.31%) SQL
4 110 (42.31%) MVC
5 103 (39.62%) Agile Software Development
6 74 (28.46%) Microsoft
7 64 (24.62%) JavaScript
8 63 (24.23%) ASP.NET
9 54 (20.77%) AngularJS
10 53 (20.38%) CSS
11 51 (19.62%) ASP.NET Web API
12 50 (19.23%) HTML
13 46 (17.69%) TDD
14 44 (16.92%) .NET Framework
15 42 (16.15%) Web Services
16 40 (15.38%) E-Commerce
16 40 (15.38%) JIRA
16 40 (15.38%) jQuery
16 40 (15.38%) Microsoft Azure
17 34 (13.08%) WCF
18 33 (12.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 33 (12.69%) T-SQL
19 32 (12.31%) VB.NET
19 32 (12.31%) Oracle
19 32 (12.31%) Windows
19 32 (12.31%) WPF
20 31 (11.92%) NoSQL
21 30 (11.54%) ASP.NET MVC
22 29 (11.15%) Continuous Integration
22 29 (11.15%) 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 11 (4.23%) CMS
1 11 (4.23%) Confluence
1 11 (4.23%) Elasticsearch
2 10 (3.85%) Orchard CMS
3 9 (3.46%) SharePoint
4 7 (2.69%) IIS
5 4 (1.54%) Apache
5 4 (1.54%) MS Exchange
5 4 (1.54%) OpenStack
5 4 (1.54%) SAS
6 3 (1.15%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 3 (1.15%) Tomcat
7 2 (0.77%) NServiceBus
7 2 (0.77%) Skype for Business
7 2 (0.77%) WebLogic
7 2 (0.77%) WebLogic Integration
7 2 (0.77%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.38%) Mule
8 1 (0.38%) Sitecore CMS
8 1 (0.38%) Umbraco
Applications
1 5 (1.92%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.77%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (0.77%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.38%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 40 (15.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 24 (9.23%) Amazon AWS
3 10 (3.85%) SaaS
4 7 (2.69%) PaaS
5 6 (2.31%) IaaS
6 5 (1.92%) Office 365
7 4 (1.54%) AWS CloudFormation
8 3 (1.15%) GitHub
9 2 (0.77%) Amazon ElastiCache
9 2 (0.77%) Boomi
9 2 (0.77%) iPaaS
10 1 (0.38%) Amazon ELB
10 1 (0.38%) Basecamp
10 1 (0.38%) Google Analytics
10 1 (0.38%) Google Cloud Platform
10 1 (0.38%) Google Tag Manager
10 1 (0.38%) NuGet
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.92%) Firewall
1 5 (1.92%) SAN
1 5 (1.92%) WAN
2 4 (1.54%) SMS
3 3 (1.15%) Cisco ASA
3 3 (1.15%) LAN
3 3 (1.15%) TCP/IP
4 2 (0.77%) Converged Networks
4 2 (0.77%) DMZ
4 2 (0.77%) Ethernet
4 2 (0.77%) FTP
4 2 (0.77%) IPsec
4 2 (0.77%) NAS
4 2 (0.77%) RTP
4 2 (0.77%) Skype
4 2 (0.77%) SSL
4 2 (0.77%) VoIP
5 1 (0.38%) Internet
5 1 (0.38%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (0.38%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (12.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 31 (11.92%) NoSQL
3 23 (8.85%) Relational Database
4 21 (8.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 20 (7.69%) SQL Server 2014
6 19 (7.31%) SQL Server 2000
7 17 (6.54%) Data Warehouse
8 16 (6.15%) MongoDB
9 15 (5.77%) SQL Server 2016
10 13 (5.00%) RDBMS
11 12 (4.62%) MySQL
11 12 (4.62%) SQL Server 2008
12 11 (4.23%) SQL Server 2012
13 8 (3.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 7 (2.69%) DB2
14 7 (2.69%) Power BI
15 6 (2.31%) Azure SQL Database
15 6 (2.31%) CouchDB
15 6 (2.31%) Riak
16 5 (1.92%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 40 (15.38%) JIRA
2 24 (9.23%) Git (software)
2 24 (9.23%) Visual Studio
3 20 (7.69%) AccuRev
4 14 (5.38%) Team Foundation Server
5 10 (3.85%) Bitbucket
6 8 (3.08%) Jenkins
6 8 (3.08%) Octopus Deploy
6 8 (3.08%) Selenium
6 8 (3.08%) TeamCity
7 7 (2.69%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 6 (2.31%) Cucumber
8 6 (2.31%) SonarQube
9 5 (1.92%) JUnit
9 5 (1.92%) Mockito
9 5 (1.92%) SoapUI
9 5 (1.92%) TestNG
10 4 (1.54%) eggPlant
10 4 (1.54%) NUnit
11 3 (1.15%) Subversion
General
1 19 (7.31%) Finance
2 14 (5.38%) Legal
3 12 (4.62%) Law
4 10 (3.85%) Games
5 9 (3.46%) Back Office
6 8 (3.08%) Retail
7 5 (1.92%) Banking
8 4 (1.54%) Publishing
8 4 (1.54%) Telecoms
9 3 (1.15%) Investment Banking
9 3 (1.15%) Manufacturing
9 3 (1.15%) Marketing
10 2 (0.77%) Multimedia
11 1 (0.38%) Advertising
11 1 (0.38%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.38%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 151 (58.08%) Developer
2 79 (30.38%) .NET Developer
3 64 (24.62%) C# Developer
4 43 (16.54%) C# .NET Developer
5 33 (12.69%) SQL Developer
6 22 (8.46%) Software Developer
7 20 (7.69%) Full Stack Developer
8 18 (6.92%) DBA
9 15 (5.77%) Angular Developer
9 15 (5.77%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
10 14 (5.38%) SQL DBA
11 13 (5.00%) ASP.NET Developer
12 12 (4.62%) Architect
12 12 (4.62%) Senior Developer
13 11 (4.23%) .NET Software Developer
13 11 (4.23%) Analyst
13 11 (4.23%) C# ASP.NET Developer
13 11 (4.23%) C# Software Developer
14 10 (3.85%) WebOps Engineer
15 9 (3.46%) Business Intelligence Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 165 (63.46%) .NET
2 63 (24.23%) ASP.NET
3 54 (20.77%) AngularJS
4 53 (20.38%) CSS
5 51 (19.62%) ASP.NET Web API
6 50 (19.23%) HTML
7 44 (16.92%) .NET Framework
8 42 (16.15%) Web Services
9 40 (15.38%) jQuery
10 34 (13.08%) WCF
11 32 (12.31%) WPF
12 30 (11.54%) ASP.NET MVC
13 29 (11.15%) .NET Core
13 29 (11.15%) WinForms
14 26 (10.00%) Entity Framework
14 26 (10.00%) REST
15 24 (9.23%) XML
16 20 (7.69%) JSON
16 20 (7.69%) SOAP
17 15 (5.77%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 13 (5.00%) Computer Science
2 11 (4.23%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (3.08%) Greenfield Project
4 7 (2.69%) Management Information System
5 6 (2.31%) Replication
6 4 (1.54%) Cloud Native
7 3 (1.15%) Data Structures
7 3 (1.15%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (1.15%) Fintech
7 3 (1.15%) N-Tier
7 3 (1.15%) Self-Motivation
7 3 (1.15%) User Experience
8 2 (0.77%) Digital TV
8 2 (0.77%) Hedge funds
8 2 (0.77%) Mobile App
8 2 (0.77%) Online Gambling
9 1 (0.38%) Clustering
9 1 (0.38%) Online Games
9 1 (0.38%) Reference Data
9 1 (0.38%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 32 (12.31%) Windows
2 19 (7.31%) Windows Server
3 13 (5.00%) Linux
4 8 (3.08%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (2.69%) Unix
5 7 (2.69%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (2.31%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.77%) AIX
7 2 (0.77%) HPUX
7 2 (0.77%) SUSE
7 2 (0.77%) Windows 10
7 2 (0.77%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.38%) Solaris
8 1 (0.38%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.38%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 110 (42.31%) MVC
2 103 (39.62%) Agile Software Development
3 46 (17.69%) TDD
4 40 (15.38%) E-Commerce
5 29 (11.15%) Continuous Integration
6 26 (10.00%) Scrum
7 24 (9.23%) DevOps
8 21 (8.08%) Software Engineering
9 19 (7.31%) Business Intelligence
10 18 (6.92%) ETL
11 17 (6.54%) BDD
11 17 (6.54%) Problem-Solving
12 14 (5.38%) Data Modelling
12 14 (5.38%) SDLC
12 14 (5.38%) Waterfall
13 13 (5.00%) Analytics
13 13 (5.00%) Kanban
13 13 (5.00%) Test Automation
13 13 (5.00%) Unit Testing
14 11 (4.23%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 149 (57.31%) C#
2 136 (52.31%) SQL
3 64 (24.62%) JavaScript
4 33 (12.69%) T-SQL
5 32 (12.31%) VB.NET
6 20 (7.69%) VB
7 18 (6.92%) Java
8 10 (3.85%) Erlang
9 9 (3.46%) Python
10 4 (1.54%) VBA
11 3 (1.15%) C++
11 3 (1.15%) F#
11 3 (1.15%) Go
11 3 (1.15%) Haskell
11 3 (1.15%) PowerShell
11 3 (1.15%) Ruby
11 3 (1.15%) Scala
11 3 (1.15%) TypeScript
11 3 (1.15%) VB6
11 3 (1.15%) XPath
Qualifications
1 17 (6.54%) Degree
2 6 (2.31%) CCNP
2 6 (2.31%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (2.31%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (1.54%) CCDP
3 4 (1.54%) Chartered Engineer
3 4 (1.54%) CISM
3 4 (1.54%) CISSP
3 4 (1.54%) MCTS
3 4 (1.54%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 3 (1.15%) BPSS Clearance
4 3 (1.15%) MCITP
4 3 (1.15%) MCSE
4 3 (1.15%) SC Cleared
4 3 (1.15%) Security Cleared
5 2 (0.77%) CCNA
5 2 (0.77%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (0.77%) ISEB
5 2 (0.77%) ISTQB
5 2 (0.77%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.92%) QA
2 2 (0.77%) GDPR
3 1 (0.38%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.38%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (3.46%) Active Directory
2 8 (3.08%) Varnish
3 5 (1.92%) Hyper-V
3 5 (1.92%) Virtual Machines
4 4 (1.54%) Virtual Servers
4 4 (1.54%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (1.15%) Docker
6 2 (0.77%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (0.77%) XenApp
7 1 (0.38%) Gluster
7 1 (0.38%) iptables
7 1 (0.38%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (0.38%) NFS
Systems Management
1 12 (4.62%) Kibana
2 7 (2.69%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (2.31%) Puppet
4 4 (1.54%) Failover Clustering
4 4 (1.54%) SCCM
5 2 (0.77%) HP ALM
5 2 (0.77%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.38%) Data Guard
6 1 (0.38%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
6 1 (0.38%) HAProxy
6 1 (0.38%) HP SIM
6 1 (0.38%) Oracle Flashback
6 1 (0.38%) Oracle RMAN
6 1 (0.38%) WMI
Vendors
1 74 (28.46%) Microsoft
2 32 (12.31%) Oracle
3 11 (4.23%) Cisco
4 10 (3.85%) Informatica
5 7 (2.69%) Atlassian
6 6 (2.31%) VMware
7 5 (1.92%) HP
8 4 (1.54%) Citrix
8 4 (1.54%) Tableau
9 3 (1.15%) Capita
9 3 (1.15%) SnapLogic
9 3 (1.15%) Symantec
9 3 (1.15%) Teradata
9 3 (1.15%) TIBCO
10 2 (0.77%) Ab Initio
10 2 (0.77%) Google
10 2 (0.77%) MuleSoft
10 2 (0.77%) Okta
10 2 (0.77%) Talend
10 2 (0.77%) Telerik