Period
to 21 June 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 21 June 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
21 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 16 12 25
Rank change year-on-year -4 +13 -12
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 267 260 218
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 8.74% 9.71% 6.02%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 39.26% 43.12% 33.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 213 175 150
Manchester median daily rate £375 £350 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +2.94% +4.62%
10th Percentile £300 £277 £250
90th Percentile £475 £495 £426
North West median daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +4.29% - +6.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 2
Manchester median hourly rate £53.75 £35.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +53.57% +16.67% +53.85%
10th Percentile £50.63 £35.00 £25.85
90th Percentile £57.88 £35.00 £33.35
North West median hourly rate £55.00 £35.00 £22.54
% change year-on-year +57.14% +55.28% +12.70%

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 680 603 656
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 22.25% 22.53% 18.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 497 354 398
Manchester median daily rate £391 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.14% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £300 £263 £250
90th Percentile £588 £531 £525
North West median daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +3.33% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 6
Manchester median hourly rate £35.00 £22.00 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +59.09% -21.43% +43.59%
10th Percentile £10.91 £19.60 £15.00
90th Percentile £55.25 £31.40 £34.88
North West median hourly rate £47.50 £32.50 £38.00
% change year-on-year +46.15% -14.47% +8.57%

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 21 June 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 21 June 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 +9 14 £350 +27.27% 8
Bolton +2 3 £450 -4.00% 9
Salford -1 3 £250 -28.57% 2
Sale - 2 £350 - 2
SQL Server
North West

For the 6 months to 21 June 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.

1 177 (66.29%) .NET
2 149 (55.81%) C#
3 140 (52.43%) SQL
4 115 (43.07%) Agile Software Development
5 110 (41.20%) MVC
6 86 (32.21%) Microsoft
7 54 (20.22%) JavaScript
8 53 (19.85%) AngularJS
9 52 (19.48%) JIRA
10 51 (19.10%) ASP.NET
11 49 (18.35%) .NET Framework
12 46 (17.23%) CSS
13 44 (16.48%) WPF
13 44 (16.48%) ASP.NET Web API
14 43 (16.10%) WCF
14 43 (16.10%) Web Services
15 42 (15.73%) E-Commerce
16 41 (15.36%) Windows
17 40 (14.98%) HTML
18 39 (14.61%) WinForms
18 39 (14.61%) TDD
18 39 (14.61%) NoSQL
19 37 (13.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
19 37 (13.86%) T-SQL
20 36 (13.48%) REST
21 33 (12.36%) jQuery
22 32 (11.99%) Continuous Integration
22 32 (11.99%) Scrum
23 31 (11.61%) Visual Studio
24 30 (11.24%) VB.NET

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 13 (4.87%) CMS
2 10 (3.75%) Confluence
2 10 (3.75%) Orchard CMS
3 9 (3.37%) Apache
3 9 (3.37%) Elasticsearch
4 8 (3.00%) Tomcat
5 7 (2.62%) IIS
6 6 (2.25%) SharePoint
7 4 (1.50%) OpenStack
7 4 (1.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 4 (1.50%) SAS
7 4 (1.50%) WebLogic
7 4 (1.50%) WebLogic Integration
8 3 (1.12%) NServiceBus
9 2 (0.75%) Drupal
9 2 (0.75%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.37%) Mule
10 1 (0.37%) SharePoint Server
10 1 (0.37%) Umbraco
10 1 (0.37%) WordPress
Applications
1 8 (3.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (1.12%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (1.12%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.75%) Elite 3E
3 1 (0.37%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 28 (10.49%) Microsoft Azure
2 20 (7.49%) Amazon AWS
3 12 (4.49%) SaaS
4 10 (3.75%) PaaS
5 6 (2.25%) IaaS
6 4 (1.50%) iPaaS
7 2 (0.75%) Boomi
8 1 (0.37%) Amazon ELB
8 1 (0.37%) Basecamp
8 1 (0.37%) GitHub
8 1 (0.37%) NuGet
8 1 (0.37%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.87%) Firewall
1 5 (1.87%) WAN
2 4 (1.50%) FTP
2 4 (1.50%) SAN
2 4 (1.50%) TCP/IP
3 3 (1.12%) LAN
4 2 (0.75%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (0.75%) Converged Networks
4 2 (0.75%) DMZ
4 2 (0.75%) Ethernet
4 2 (0.75%) IPsec
4 2 (0.75%) NAS
4 2 (0.75%) SMS
4 2 (0.75%) SSL
5 1 (0.37%) Internet
5 1 (0.37%) RTP
5 1 (0.37%) Skype
5 1 (0.37%) Unified Communications
5 1 (0.37%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (0.37%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (14.61%) NoSQL
2 37 (13.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 29 (10.86%) Relational Database
4 28 (10.49%) SQL Server 2000
5 26 (9.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 20 (7.49%) SQL Server 2014
7 16 (5.99%) Data Warehouse
7 16 (5.99%) MySQL
8 15 (5.62%) SQL Server 2012
9 13 (4.87%) MongoDB
10 12 (4.49%) RDBMS
10 12 (4.49%) SQL Server 2008
10 12 (4.49%) SQL Server 2016
11 11 (4.12%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 8 (3.00%) CouchDB
12 8 (3.00%) Power BI
13 7 (2.62%) Azure SQL Database
13 7 (2.62%) MS Access
13 7 (2.62%) Neo4j
13 7 (2.62%) Riak
Development Applications
1 52 (19.48%) JIRA
2 31 (11.61%) Visual Studio
3 29 (10.86%) AccuRev
4 23 (8.61%) Git (software)
5 15 (5.62%) Team Foundation Server
6 12 (4.49%) Bitbucket
6 12 (4.49%) SonarQube
7 9 (3.37%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 9 (3.37%) Subversion
8 6 (2.25%) Jenkins
9 5 (1.87%) eggPlant
9 5 (1.87%) Mercurial
10 3 (1.12%) FishEye
10 3 (1.12%) NUnit
10 3 (1.12%) Octopus Deploy
10 3 (1.12%) ReSharper
10 3 (1.12%) Visual Studio Team System
11 2 (0.75%) Cucumber
11 2 (0.75%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 2 (0.75%) WiX
General
1 27 (10.11%) Finance
2 15 (5.62%) Law
3 14 (5.24%) Legal
4 11 (4.12%) Games
5 10 (3.75%) Back Office
6 7 (2.62%) Billing
7 5 (1.87%) General Ledger
7 5 (1.87%) Retail
8 4 (1.50%) Banking
8 4 (1.50%) Marketing
8 4 (1.50%) Publishing
8 4 (1.50%) Telecoms
9 3 (1.12%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.37%) Advertising
10 1 (0.37%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.37%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.37%) Local Government
10 1 (0.37%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 142 (53.18%) Developer
2 64 (23.97%) .NET Developer
3 59 (22.10%) C# Developer
4 38 (14.23%) C# .NET Developer
5 32 (11.99%) SQL Developer
6 26 (9.74%) Software Developer
7 17 (6.37%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
8 15 (5.62%) Analyst
8 15 (5.62%) Architect
8 15 (5.62%) Desktop Support
8 15 (5.62%) Full Stack Developer
9 14 (5.24%) DevOps Engineer
10 13 (4.87%) Angular Developer
11 12 (4.49%) C# Software Developer
11 12 (4.49%) DBA
12 11 (4.12%) Project Manager
13 10 (3.75%) Senior Developer
13 10 (3.75%) SQL DBA
13 10 (3.75%) SQL Server Developer
13 10 (3.75%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 177 (66.29%) .NET
2 53 (19.85%) AngularJS
3 51 (19.10%) ASP.NET
4 49 (18.35%) .NET Framework
5 46 (17.23%) CSS
6 44 (16.48%) ASP.NET Web API
6 44 (16.48%) WPF
7 43 (16.10%) WCF
7 43 (16.10%) Web Services
8 40 (14.98%) HTML
9 39 (14.61%) WinForms
10 36 (13.48%) REST
11 33 (12.36%) jQuery
12 27 (10.11%) Entity Framework
13 25 (9.36%) .NET Core
13 25 (9.36%) XML
14 24 (8.99%) ASP.NET MVC
15 22 (8.24%) SOAP
16 18 (6.74%) JSON
17 14 (5.24%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 16 (5.99%) Computer Science
2 11 (4.12%) Management Information System
3 10 (3.75%) Greenfield Project
4 9 (3.37%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (2.62%) Replication
6 6 (2.25%) Data Structures
7 5 (1.87%) N-Tier
8 4 (1.50%) User Experience
9 3 (1.12%) Fintech
9 3 (1.12%) Self-Motivation
10 2 (0.75%) Algorithms
10 2 (0.75%) Data Centre
10 2 (0.75%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (0.75%) NHS
10 2 (0.75%) Wiki
11 1 (0.37%) EPoS
11 1 (0.37%) Online Gambling
11 1 (0.37%) Online Games
11 1 (0.37%) Reference Data
11 1 (0.37%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 41 (15.36%) Windows
2 24 (8.99%) Windows Server
3 17 (6.37%) Linux
4 13 (4.87%) Windows Server 2012
5 9 (3.37%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (2.25%) Windows 7
7 4 (1.50%) HPUX
7 4 (1.50%) SUSE
7 4 (1.50%) Windows 10
8 3 (1.12%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (0.75%) Unix
10 1 (0.37%) AIX
10 1 (0.37%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.37%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 115 (43.07%) Agile Software Development
2 110 (41.20%) MVC
3 42 (15.73%) E-Commerce
4 39 (14.61%) TDD
5 32 (11.99%) Continuous Integration
5 32 (11.99%) Scrum
6 30 (11.24%) DevOps
7 21 (7.87%) Business Intelligence
8 20 (7.49%) Waterfall
9 17 (6.37%) Kanban
10 16 (5.99%) BDD
10 16 (5.99%) Migration
10 16 (5.99%) Problem-Solving
10 16 (5.99%) Software Engineering
11 15 (5.62%) Data Analysis
11 15 (5.62%) Deployment Automation
12 14 (5.24%) Data Modelling
12 14 (5.24%) Project Management
13 13 (4.87%) Unit Testing
14 12 (4.49%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 149 (55.81%) C#
2 140 (52.43%) SQL
3 54 (20.22%) JavaScript
4 37 (13.86%) T-SQL
5 30 (11.24%) VB.NET
6 20 (7.49%) VB
7 14 (5.24%) Java
8 10 (3.75%) Erlang
8 10 (3.75%) Python
9 8 (3.00%) XPath
10 7 (2.62%) PowerShell
11 5 (1.87%) Scala
12 4 (1.50%) C++
12 4 (1.50%) FoxPro (VFP)
12 4 (1.50%) Ruby
12 4 (1.50%) TypeScript
12 4 (1.50%) VBA
13 3 (1.12%) Go
13 3 (1.12%) Groovy
14 2 (0.75%) Haskell
Qualifications
1 25 (9.36%) Degree
2 6 (2.25%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (1.87%) BPSS Clearance
3 5 (1.87%) CCNP
3 5 (1.87%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (1.50%) CCDP
4 4 (1.50%) Chartered Engineer
4 4 (1.50%) CISM
4 4 (1.50%) CISSP
4 4 (1.50%) ISEB
4 4 (1.50%) ISTQB
4 4 (1.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (1.50%) MCTS
4 4 (1.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 3 (1.12%) SC Cleared
5 3 (1.12%) Security Cleared
6 2 (0.75%) BC Cleared
6 2 (0.75%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (0.75%) MCITP
6 2 (0.75%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.25%) QA
2 2 (0.75%) Data Quality
2 2 (0.75%) GDPR
System Software
1 9 (3.37%) Active Directory
2 8 (3.00%) Varnish
3 5 (1.87%) Virtual Machines
3 5 (1.87%) Virtual Servers
3 5 (1.87%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (1.50%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.75%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (0.75%) XenApp
6 1 (0.37%) Docker
6 1 (0.37%) Gluster
6 1 (0.37%) iptables
6 1 (0.37%) NFS
Systems Management
1 10 (3.75%) Kibana
2 7 (2.62%) Opscode Chef
2 7 (2.62%) Puppet
3 4 (1.50%) Failover Clustering
3 4 (1.50%) HP ALM
4 3 (1.12%) FlexNet
4 3 (1.12%) SCCM
5 2 (0.75%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.37%) Ansible
6 1 (0.37%) HAProxy
6 1 (0.37%) HP SIM
6 1 (0.37%) Mesos
6 1 (0.37%) WMI
Vendors
1 86 (32.21%) Microsoft
2 26 (9.74%) Oracle
3 13 (4.87%) Atlassian
4 9 (3.37%) Cisco
4 9 (3.37%) HP
5 8 (3.00%) Informatica
5 8 (3.00%) Intapp
5 8 (3.00%) VMware
6 5 (1.87%) TIBCO
7 4 (1.50%) Capita
7 4 (1.50%) Citrix
7 4 (1.50%) Tableau
8 3 (1.12%) SnapLogic
8 3 (1.12%) Symantec
9 2 (0.75%) CyberArk
9 2 (0.75%) MuleSoft
9 2 (0.75%) Okta
9 2 (0.75%) SAP
9 2 (0.75%) Talend
10 1 (0.37%) Meraki