Period
to 16 December 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 16 December 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
16 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 21 14 13
Rank change year-on-year -7 -1 +8
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 216 271 311
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 6.79% 9.31% 9.16%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 32.93% 38.49% 38.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 164 203 232
Manchester median daily rate £360 £375 £344
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +9.09% +1.10%
10th Percentile £300 £296 £253
90th Percentile £475 £500 £456
North West median daily rate £360 £370 £348
% change year-on-year -2.70% +6.47% -0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 2
Manchester median hourly rate £24.75 £15.69 £14.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +57.74% +6.37% -22.37%
10th Percentile £18.29 £15.35 £14.38
90th Percentile £25.93 £16.04 £15.13
North West median hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £24.50
% change year-on-year -7.41% +10.20% -30.00%

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 656 704 807
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 20.62% 24.18% 23.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 451 514 553
Manchester median daily rate £400 £400 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +8.11% -1.33%
10th Percentile £300 £294 £255
90th Percentile £550 £575 £535
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 6
Manchester median hourly rate £22.38 £18.85 £24.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.73% -22.29% +27.63%
10th Percentile £16.63 £15.91 £14.38
90th Percentile £30.52 £22.30 £35.22
North West median hourly rate £35.00 £42.75 £35.00
% change year-on-year -18.13% +22.14% -12.50%

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 16 December 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 16 December 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 9 £338 -0.74% 16
Altrincham +4 5 £415 +22.96% 10
Bolton -1 5 £400 -8.57% 3
Rochdale 0 3 £325 +132.14% 1
Bury - 3 £375 - 5
Wigan -2 1 - - 3
Cheadle -3 1 £375 +20.00% 5
Salford -4 1 £333 +33.00% 5
SQL Server
North West

For the 6 months to 16 December 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.

1 129 (59.72%) .NET
2 124 (57.41%) SQL
3 113 (52.31%) C#
4 73 (33.80%) Agile Software Development
5 65 (30.09%) MVC
6 47 (21.76%) ASP.NET
7 46 (21.30%) Microsoft
8 44 (20.37%) E-Commerce
9 39 (18.06%) JIRA
10 38 (17.59%) VB.NET
11 37 (17.13%) JavaScript
12 35 (16.20%) Microsoft Azure
12 35 (16.20%) NoSQL
13 31 (14.35%) WPF
13 31 (14.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 31 (14.35%) WinForms
14 30 (13.89%) Computer Science
14 30 (13.89%) Windows
14 30 (13.89%) AngularJS
15 29 (13.43%) T-SQL
15 29 (13.43%) Degree
16 28 (12.96%) .NET Framework
16 28 (12.96%) Oracle
16 28 (12.96%) CSS
17 27 (12.50%) HTML
17 27 (12.50%) ASP.NET Web API
17 27 (12.50%) AccuRev
18 25 (11.57%) WCF
18 25 (11.57%) TDD
19 24 (11.11%) Web Services

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 14 (6.48%) SharePoint
2 5 (2.31%) Confluence
2 5 (2.31%) MS Exchange
3 4 (1.85%) IIS
3 4 (1.85%) Tomcat
4 3 (1.39%) Apache
4 3 (1.39%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (0.93%) Apache Spark
5 2 (0.93%) nginx
6 1 (0.46%) Drupal
6 1 (0.46%) K2 blackpearl
6 1 (0.46%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (0.46%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.46%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.46%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (0.93%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (0.93%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.46%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 7 (3.24%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.46%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.46%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.46%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 35 (16.20%) Microsoft Azure
2 19 (8.80%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (3.70%) Office 365
4 5 (2.31%) PaaS
5 4 (1.85%) AWS CloudFormation
5 4 (1.85%) IaaS
6 3 (1.39%) GitHub
7 2 (0.93%) Amazon ElastiCache
8 1 (0.46%) Azure Data Factory
8 1 (0.46%) Google Analytics
8 1 (0.46%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.46%) Google Tag Manager
8 1 (0.46%) iPaaS
8 1 (0.46%) Mimecast
8 1 (0.46%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (3.70%) SMS
2 3 (1.39%) Internet
3 2 (0.93%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (0.93%) VoIP
4 1 (0.46%) DNS
4 1 (0.46%) Firewall
4 1 (0.46%) RTP
4 1 (0.46%) SAN
4 1 (0.46%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (16.20%) NoSQL
2 31 (14.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 23 (10.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 21 (9.72%) SQL Server 2000
5 15 (6.94%) MySQL
6 13 (6.02%) Data Warehouse
7 12 (5.56%) Relational Database
7 12 (5.56%) SQL Server 2016
8 10 (4.63%) SQL Server 2008
9 9 (4.17%) MongoDB
9 9 (4.17%) Power BI
9 9 (4.17%) SQL Server 2012
9 9 (4.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 6 (2.78%) Azure SQL Database
10 6 (2.78%) MariaDB
10 6 (2.78%) PostgreSQL
11 5 (2.31%) RDBMS
11 5 (2.31%) Riak
11 5 (2.31%) SQL Server 2014
12 4 (1.85%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 39 (18.06%) JIRA
2 27 (12.50%) AccuRev
3 11 (5.09%) Git (software)
3 11 (5.09%) Selenium
4 9 (4.17%) Jenkins
5 8 (3.70%) TeamCity
6 7 (3.24%) Visual Studio
7 6 (2.78%) Octopus Deploy
8 5 (2.31%) Bitbucket
8 5 (2.31%) Cucumber
8 5 (2.31%) JUnit
8 5 (2.31%) Mockito
8 5 (2.31%) SoapUI
8 5 (2.31%) Team Foundation Server
8 5 (2.31%) TestNG
9 3 (1.39%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 3 (1.39%) SpecFlow
10 2 (0.93%) GitLab
10 2 (0.93%) InstallShield
10 2 (0.93%) MSI
General
1 19 (8.80%) Finance
2 10 (4.63%) Retail
3 8 (3.70%) Banking
3 8 (3.70%) Law
4 7 (3.24%) Billing
4 7 (3.24%) Legal
5 4 (1.85%) Back Office
6 3 (1.39%) Telecoms
7 2 (0.93%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.46%) Advertising
8 1 (0.46%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.46%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.46%) Marketing
8 1 (0.46%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 139 (64.35%) Developer
2 78 (36.11%) .NET Developer
3 57 (26.39%) C# Developer
4 38 (17.59%) C# .NET Developer
5 31 (14.35%) SQL Developer
6 27 (12.50%) Full Stack Developer
7 23 (10.65%) Software Developer
8 19 (8.80%) C# Software Developer
9 18 (8.33%) VB.NET Developer
10 17 (7.87%) C# VB.NET Developer
11 16 (7.41%) Analyst
12 14 (6.48%) DBA
13 12 (5.56%) .NET Software Developer
13 12 (5.56%) SQL DBA
14 9 (4.17%) ASP.NET Developer
15 8 (3.70%) React Developer
16 7 (3.24%) Angular Developer
16 7 (3.24%) Applications Developer
16 7 (3.24%) Business Intelligence Developer
16 7 (3.24%) SQL Server Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 129 (59.72%) .NET
2 47 (21.76%) ASP.NET
3 31 (14.35%) WinForms
3 31 (14.35%) WPF
4 30 (13.89%) AngularJS
5 28 (12.96%) .NET Framework
5 28 (12.96%) CSS
6 27 (12.50%) ASP.NET Web API
6 27 (12.50%) HTML
7 25 (11.57%) WCF
8 24 (11.11%) Web Services
9 23 (10.65%) jQuery
10 21 (9.72%) RESTful
11 20 (9.26%) React
12 17 (7.87%) XML
13 14 (6.48%) ASP.NET MVC
14 11 (5.09%) JSON
15 10 (4.63%) .NET Core
16 9 (4.17%) Entity Framework
16 9 (4.17%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 10 (4.63%) Analytical Skills
1 10 (4.63%) Greenfield Project
2 6 (2.78%) Replication
3 4 (1.85%) Cloud Native
3 4 (1.85%) Clustering
3 4 (1.85%) Hedge funds
4 3 (1.39%) Data Structures
4 3 (1.39%) Management Information System
4 3 (1.39%) NHS
5 2 (0.93%) Digital TV
5 2 (0.93%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.46%) Algorithms
6 1 (0.46%) Driving Licence
6 1 (0.46%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.46%) N-Tier
6 1 (0.46%) Online Gambling
6 1 (0.46%) Private Cloud
6 1 (0.46%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (0.46%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 30 (13.89%) Windows
2 22 (10.19%) Linux
3 20 (9.26%) Windows Server
4 10 (4.63%) Unix
5 8 (3.70%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (2.78%) CentOS
6 6 (2.78%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (2.31%) Windows 10
7 5 (2.31%) Windows 7
8 2 (0.93%) AIX
8 2 (0.93%) Solaris
8 2 (0.93%) Windows 8
8 2 (0.93%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.46%) HPUX
9 1 (0.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (33.80%) Agile Software Development
2 65 (30.09%) MVC
3 44 (20.37%) E-Commerce
4 30 (13.89%) Computer Science
5 25 (11.57%) TDD
6 17 (7.87%) DevOps
6 17 (7.87%) ETL
7 15 (6.94%) Business Intelligence
8 13 (6.02%) Web Application Development
9 12 (5.56%) Migration
9 12 (5.56%) Software Engineering
10 11 (5.09%) Continuous Integration
10 11 (5.09%) CRM
10 11 (5.09%) Performance Tuning
10 11 (5.09%) Problem-Solving
10 11 (5.09%) Waterfall
11 10 (4.63%) Continuous Delivery
11 10 (4.63%) Scrum
11 10 (4.63%) Test Automation
11 10 (4.63%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 124 (57.41%) SQL
2 113 (52.31%) C#
3 38 (17.59%) VB.NET
4 37 (17.13%) JavaScript
5 29 (13.43%) T-SQL
6 13 (6.02%) Java
7 11 (5.09%) PHP
8 10 (4.63%) VB
9 7 (3.24%) Perl
10 6 (2.78%) Python
11 5 (2.31%) PowerShell
11 5 (2.31%) TypeScript
12 4 (1.85%) Erlang
13 3 (1.39%) VB6
13 3 (1.39%) VBA
14 2 (0.93%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
14 2 (0.93%) Scala
14 2 (0.93%) VBScript
15 1 (0.46%) ES6
15 1 (0.46%) Go
Qualifications
1 29 (13.43%) Degree
2 5 (2.31%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (1.85%) Computer Science Degree
3 4 (1.85%) MCSE
4 3 (1.39%) MCTS
4 3 (1.39%) Security Cleared
5 2 (0.93%) CCNA
5 2 (0.93%) CCNP
5 2 (0.93%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (0.93%) MCITP
5 2 (0.93%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.85%) QA
2 1 (0.46%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.46%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (5.56%) Active Directory
2 5 (2.31%) Docker
2 5 (2.31%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.93%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (0.46%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.46%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (0.46%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 7 (3.24%) Opscode Chef
1 7 (3.24%) SCCM
2 6 (2.78%) Puppet
3 3 (1.39%) Ansible
3 3 (1.39%) Microsoft Clustering
4 2 (0.93%) Kibana
4 2 (0.93%) SCOM
4 2 (0.93%) SCOrch
4 2 (0.93%) WSUS
4 2 (0.93%) ZABBIX
5 1 (0.46%) Data Guard
5 1 (0.46%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
5 1 (0.46%) Oracle Flashback
5 1 (0.46%) Oracle RMAN
5 1 (0.46%) Terraform
Vendors
1 46 (21.30%) Microsoft
2 28 (12.96%) Oracle
3 7 (3.24%) Red Hat
4 5 (2.31%) VMware
5 4 (1.85%) Cisco
5 4 (1.85%) Teradata
6 3 (1.39%) Tableau
7 2 (0.93%) Ab Initio
7 2 (0.93%) Cloudera
7 2 (0.93%) Google
7 2 (0.93%) Hortonworks
7 2 (0.93%) HP
7 2 (0.93%) Informatica
7 2 (0.93%) MapR
7 2 (0.93%) Meraki
7 2 (0.93%) Splunk
7 2 (0.93%) Telerik
8 1 (0.46%) Atlassian
8 1 (0.46%) MicroStrategy
8 1 (0.46%) Sage