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 3 months to 28 March 2017 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
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 9 25 12
Rank change year-on-year +16 -13  
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 152 102 143
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 11.52% 5.70% 8.69%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 45.10% 33.12% 40.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 113 72 74
Median daily rate £363 £331 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.43% +1.92%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £272
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £423 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year - +1.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 3
Median hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.69% +30.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £22.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year +66.66% -30.76%  

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

Contract Database & Business Intelligence Skills
Manchester
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 337 308 350
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 25.55% 17.23% 21.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 213 191 189
Median daily rate £375 £381 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.63% +8.92%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 3
Median hourly rate £35.00 £17.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +105.88% -32.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.62 £32.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year +6.52% -  

SQL Server
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Manchester citing SQL Server as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Database & Business Intelligence category.

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 3 months to 28 March 2017.

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 28 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Salford - 4 £338 - 6
Stockport -3 3 £300 -20.00% 7
Bolton -5 3 £469 +23.35% 2
Altrincham - 2 £233 - 10
Rochdale - 1 - - 2
SQL Server
North West

SQL Server
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 28 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Manchester region with a requirement for SQL Server.

1 144 (53.14%) SQL
2 125 (46.13%) .NET
3 90 (33.21%) C#
4 81 (29.89%) Agile Software Development
5 80 (29.52%) Microsoft
6 73 (26.94%) MVC
7 72 (26.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 64 (23.62%) ASP.NET
9 62 (22.88%) JavaScript
10 60 (22.14%) SQL Server 2008
11 59 (21.77%) HTML
12 58 (21.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 55 (20.30%) Windows
13 55 (20.30%) Business Intelligence
14 45 (16.61%) CSS
15 43 (15.87%) jQuery
16 42 (15.50%) Scrum
17 41 (15.13%) Oracle
18 37 (13.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 37 (13.65%) SQL Server 2014
19 34 (12.55%) SQL Server 2012
20 33 (12.18%) Finance
21 32 (11.81%) MS Excel
21 32 (11.81%) Team Foundation Server
22 31 (11.44%) Web Services
22 31 (11.44%) ASP.NET Web API
23 30 (11.07%) HTML5
24 29 (10.70%) T-SQL
24 29 (10.70%) Data Modelling
24 29 (10.70%) ETL

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 25 (9.23%) CMS
2 23 (8.49%) Umbraco
3 12 (4.43%) BizTalk Server
4 9 (3.32%) SharePoint
4 9 (3.32%) WebSphere
5 8 (2.95%) IIS
6 6 (2.21%) Confluence
6 6 (2.21%) Tomcat
7 5 (1.85%) EPiServer
7 5 (1.85%) Sitecore CMS
8 4 (1.48%) Kentico
8 4 (1.48%) SharePoint 2013
9 3 (1.11%) nginx
10 2 (0.74%) Apache
10 2 (0.74%) JBoss
10 2 (0.74%) OpenEdge
10 2 (0.74%) SAS
10 2 (0.74%) Skype for Business
11 1 (0.37%) WebLogic
11 1 (0.37%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 32 (11.81%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.48%) MS Office
3 2 (0.74%) SPSS
4 1 (0.37%) InfoPath
4 1 (0.37%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.37%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 11 (4.06%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.37%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.37%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.37%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.37%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.37%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 18 (6.64%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (4.06%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (2.21%) PaaS
4 4 (1.48%) SaaS
5 3 (1.11%) Amazon EC2
5 3 (1.11%) Amazon ElastiCache
5 3 (1.11%) Amazon ELB
5 3 (1.11%) Amazon S3
5 3 (1.11%) AWS CloudFormation
5 3 (1.11%) CloudFront
6 2 (0.74%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (0.74%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.74%) IaaS
6 2 (0.74%) Office 365
7 1 (0.37%) Google Analytics
7 1 (0.37%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.37%) Zapier
Communications & Networking
1 7 (2.58%) DNS
2 5 (1.85%) Firewall
2 5 (1.85%) VLAN
3 4 (1.48%) DHCP
3 4 (1.48%) SMTP
4 3 (1.11%) Network Security
5 2 (0.74%) HTTP
5 2 (0.74%) HTTPS
5 2 (0.74%) Intranet
5 2 (0.74%) LAN
5 2 (0.74%) Remote Desktop
5 2 (0.74%) SAN
6 1 (0.37%) Internet
6 1 (0.37%) IPv4
6 1 (0.37%) PSTN
6 1 (0.37%) Skype
6 1 (0.37%) SSL
6 1 (0.37%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.37%) VoIP
6 1 (0.37%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 72 (26.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 60 (22.14%) SQL Server 2008
3 58 (21.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 37 (13.65%) SQL Server 2014
4 37 (13.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 34 (12.55%) SQL Server 2012
6 25 (9.23%) Data Warehouse
7 24 (8.86%) Relational Database
8 20 (7.38%) SQL Server 2005
9 15 (5.54%) Oracle Database
10 13 (4.80%) SQL Server 2000
11 11 (4.06%) MySQL
11 11 (4.06%) NoSQL
11 11 (4.06%) Oracle Database 11g
12 10 (3.69%) Power BI
13 9 (3.32%) Hadoop
14 7 (2.58%) QlikView
15 6 (2.21%) DTS
15 6 (2.21%) Oracle Database 10g
15 6 (2.21%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 32 (11.81%) Team Foundation Server
2 20 (7.38%) JIRA
3 15 (5.54%) Git (software)
4 11 (4.06%) Visual Studio
5 10 (3.69%) NUnit
6 7 (2.58%) AccuRev
7 5 (1.85%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 4 (1.48%) Jenkins
8 4 (1.48%) Maven
9 3 (1.11%) Eclipse
9 3 (1.11%) Gradle
9 3 (1.11%) Mercurial
9 3 (1.11%) Selenium
9 3 (1.11%) Subversion
9 3 (1.11%) Vagrant
9 3 (1.11%) Visual Studio Team System
10 2 (0.74%) Ant
10 2 (0.74%) IntelliJ
10 2 (0.74%) JUnit
10 2 (0.74%) TeamCity
General
1 33 (12.18%) Finance
2 11 (4.06%) Banking
3 7 (2.58%) Marketing
4 5 (1.85%) Retail
5 3 (1.11%) Advertising
5 3 (1.11%) Legal
5 3 (1.11%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.74%) Back Office
6 2 (0.74%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.37%) Electronics
7 1 (0.37%) Games
7 1 (0.37%) Law
Job Titles
1 159 (58.67%) Developer
2 43 (15.87%) .NET Developer
3 32 (11.81%) DBA
4 31 (11.44%) SQL DBA
5 25 (9.23%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 23 (8.49%) SQL Developer
7 22 (8.12%) C# Developer
8 20 (7.38%) Senior Developer
9 16 (5.90%) Analyst
9 16 (5.90%) C# .NET Developer
9 16 (5.90%) Umbraco Developer
10 14 (5.17%) Architect
10 14 (5.17%) SSIS Developer
11 13 (4.80%) Consultant
12 12 (4.43%) ASP.NET Developer
12 12 (4.43%) Java Developer
13 11 (4.06%) SSRS Developer
14 10 (3.69%) C# ASP.NET Developer
14 10 (3.69%) Microsoft Developer
14 10 (3.69%) SQL Server DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 125 (46.13%) .NET
2 64 (23.62%) ASP.NET
3 59 (21.77%) HTML
4 45 (16.61%) CSS
5 43 (15.87%) jQuery
6 31 (11.44%) ASP.NET Web API
6 31 (11.44%) Web Services
7 30 (11.07%) HTML5
8 26 (9.59%) ASP.NET MVC
9 24 (8.86%) AngularJS
10 22 (8.12%) XML
11 20 (7.38%) .NET Framework
12 14 (5.17%) REST
13 12 (4.43%) SOAP
13 12 (4.43%) WCF
13 12 (4.43%) WPF
14 11 (4.06%) Spring
14 11 (4.06%) WinForms
15 10 (3.69%) Entity Framework
15 10 (3.69%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 13 (4.80%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (4.43%) Computer Science
3 9 (3.32%) Replication
4 7 (2.58%) User Experience
5 5 (1.85%) Data Structures
6 4 (1.48%) Mobile App
6 4 (1.48%) Oracle Licensing
7 3 (1.11%) Fintech
7 3 (1.11%) Linux Command Line
8 2 (0.74%) Algorithms
8 2 (0.74%) Clustering
8 2 (0.74%) Data Centre
8 2 (0.74%) iPad
8 2 (0.74%) Management Information System
8 2 (0.74%) NHS
9 1 (0.37%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.37%) Freedom of Information
9 1 (0.37%) iPhone
9 1 (0.37%) Tandem
9 1 (0.37%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 55 (20.30%) Windows
2 21 (7.75%) Windows Server
3 19 (7.01%) Linux
4 15 (5.54%) Unix
5 13 (4.80%) Windows Server 2012
6 11 (4.06%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (1.48%) Android
7 4 (1.48%) CentOS
8 3 (1.11%) Apple iOS
8 3 (1.11%) Windows Phone
9 2 (0.74%) Ubuntu
9 2 (0.74%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.37%) AIX
10 1 (0.37%) Solaris
10 1 (0.37%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (29.89%) Agile Software Development
2 73 (26.94%) MVC
3 55 (20.30%) Business Intelligence
4 42 (15.50%) Scrum
5 29 (10.70%) Data Modelling
5 29 (10.70%) ETL
6 28 (10.33%) Migration
7 19 (7.01%) Web Development
8 16 (5.90%) E-Commerce
8 16 (5.90%) Mentoring
9 15 (5.54%) OO
9 15 (5.54%) Performance Tuning
10 14 (5.17%) Continuous Integration
11 13 (4.80%) Continuous Deployment
11 13 (4.80%) CRM
11 13 (4.80%) DevOps
12 11 (4.06%) Data Migration
12 11 (4.06%) OOD
12 11 (4.06%) OOP
12 11 (4.06%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 144 (53.14%) SQL
2 90 (33.21%) C#
3 62 (22.88%) JavaScript
4 29 (10.70%) T-SQL
5 27 (9.96%) Java
6 12 (4.43%) Python
7 11 (4.06%) PowerShell
8 9 (3.32%) PHP
8 9 (3.32%) Shell Script
9 8 (2.95%) C++
10 6 (2.21%) PL/SQL
10 6 (2.21%) Scala
10 6 (2.21%) TypeScript
11 4 (1.48%) Ruby
11 4 (1.48%) VB.NET
12 3 (1.11%) Bash Shell
12 3 (1.11%) R
12 3 (1.11%) VBA
13 2 (0.74%) Groovy
13 2 (0.74%) VB
Qualifications
1 21 (7.75%) Degree
2 7 (2.58%) Security Cleared
3 4 (1.48%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (1.11%) DBS Check
5 2 (0.74%) DV Cleared
5 2 (0.74%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.37%) CCNA
6 1 (0.37%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.37%) MCITP
6 1 (0.37%) MCP
6 1 (0.37%) MCPD
6 1 (0.37%) MCSA
6 1 (0.37%) MCSE
6 1 (0.37%) NCDA
6 1 (0.37%) NCIE
6 1 (0.37%) Sun Certification
6 1 (0.37%) VCAP
6 1 (0.37%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.85%) QA
2 2 (0.74%) SLA
3 1 (0.37%) Cyber Essentials
3 1 (0.37%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.37%) GDPR
3 1 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 10 (3.69%) Active Directory
2 7 (2.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (1.85%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 5 (1.85%) Virtual Servers
3 5 (1.85%) VMware ESX
4 3 (1.11%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (0.74%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.37%) Docker
6 1 (0.37%) Shibboleth
6 1 (0.37%) Snort
6 1 (0.37%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (0.37%) vSphere
6 1 (0.37%) XenApp
6 1 (0.37%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 11 (4.06%) Opscode Chef
2 10 (3.69%) Puppet
3 9 (3.32%) Ansible
4 7 (2.58%) Oracle RMAN
5 6 (2.21%) Failover Clustering
6 5 (1.85%) SCOM
7 4 (1.48%) Data Guard
7 4 (1.48%) Microsoft Clustering
8 3 (1.11%) Packer
9 2 (0.74%) BladeLogic
10 1 (0.37%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 1 (0.37%) Network Intrusion Detection System
10 1 (0.37%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 1 (0.37%) SCCM
10 1 (0.37%) Wonderware InTouch
10 1 (0.37%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 80 (29.52%) Microsoft
2 41 (15.13%) Oracle
3 17 (6.27%) VMware
4 12 (4.43%) Tableau
5 8 (2.95%) Sitecore
5 8 (2.95%) Sybase
6 7 (2.58%) SAP
7 6 (2.21%) TIBCO
8 3 (1.11%) AppDynamics
8 3 (1.11%) New Relic
8 3 (1.11%) SaltStack
9 2 (0.74%) Cisco
9 2 (0.74%) Guidewire
9 2 (0.74%) HP
9 2 (0.74%) IBM
9 2 (0.74%) JD Edwards
9 2 (0.74%) NetApp
9 2 (0.74%) Perforce
9 2 (0.74%) ServiceNow
9 2 (0.74%) Symantec
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