Period
to 23 October 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 23 October 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
23 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 17 12 15
Rank change year-on-year -5 +3 +7
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 225 266 318
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 7.18% 9.30% 8.76%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 33.94% 39.76% 38.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 175 193 228
Manchester median daily rate £363 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.33% +7.14% +7.69%
10th Percentile £300 £300 £250
90th Percentile £475 £506 £441
North West median daily rate £360 £375 £350
% change year-on-year -4.00% +7.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
Manchester median hourly rate - £15.69 £14.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.37% -24.36%
North West median hourly rate £50.00 £27.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +85.19% +8.00% -24.24%

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 663 669 827
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 21.16% 23.38% 22.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 463 457 547
Manchester median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% -
10th Percentile £300 £300 £241
90th Percentile £574 £575 £530
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 9
Manchester median hourly rate £35.00 £18.85 £28.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +85.73% -33.88% +48.05%
North West median hourly rate £35.00 £41.38 £32.26
% change year-on-year -15.41% +28.24% -13.97%

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 23 October 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 23 October 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 +16 9 £325 +71.05% 11
Bolton -3 5 £425 -8.11% 8
Altrincham +4 4 £408 +20.74% 8
Bury - 3 £375 - 6
Salford 0 2 £333 - 5
Cheadle - 1 £375 - 2
Sale - 1 - - 2
SQL Server
North West

For the 6 months to 23 October 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.

1 139 (61.78%) .NET
2 121 (53.78%) SQL
3 119 (52.89%) C#
4 89 (39.56%) Agile Software Development
5 69 (30.67%) MVC
6 53 (23.56%) ASP.NET
7 50 (22.22%) Microsoft
8 49 (21.78%) E-Commerce
9 46 (20.44%) JavaScript
10 43 (19.11%) JIRA
11 41 (18.22%) AngularJS
12 37 (16.44%) HTML
12 37 (16.44%) VB.NET
13 35 (15.56%) CSS
14 34 (15.11%) WPF
14 34 (15.11%) WinForms
14 34 (15.11%) NoSQL
15 33 (14.67%) .NET Framework
16 32 (14.22%) Microsoft Azure
17 30 (13.33%) Windows
17 30 (13.33%) ASP.NET Web API
18 29 (12.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
19 28 (12.44%) T-SQL
19 28 (12.44%) AccuRev
20 27 (12.00%) WCF
20 27 (12.00%) jQuery
20 27 (12.00%) Degree
20 27 (12.00%) TDD
21 25 (11.11%) Oracle
21 25 (11.11%) Computer Science

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 (6.22%) SharePoint
2 5 (2.22%) Confluence
3 4 (1.78%) IIS
3 4 (1.78%) MS Exchange
4 3 (1.33%) Elasticsearch
4 3 (1.33%) Tomcat
5 2 (0.89%) Apache
5 2 (0.89%) Apache Spark
5 2 (0.89%) nginx
5 2 (0.89%) OpenStack
5 2 (0.89%) SAS
5 2 (0.89%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.44%) Drupal
6 1 (0.44%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (0.44%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.44%) Umbraco
6 1 (0.44%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (0.89%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (0.89%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.44%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 6 (2.67%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.44%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.44%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.44%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 32 (14.22%) Microsoft Azure
2 16 (7.11%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (2.67%) IaaS
3 6 (2.67%) PaaS
4 5 (2.22%) Office 365
5 4 (1.78%) AWS CloudFormation
6 3 (1.33%) GitHub
6 3 (1.33%) SaaS
7 2 (0.89%) Amazon ElastiCache
8 1 (0.44%) Azure Data Factory
8 1 (0.44%) Google Analytics
8 1 (0.44%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.44%) Google Tag Manager
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.67%) SMS
2 3 (1.33%) Firewall
2 3 (1.33%) SAN
3 2 (0.89%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (0.89%) Converged Networks
3 2 (0.89%) Internet
3 2 (0.89%) Skype
3 2 (0.89%) VoIP
3 2 (0.89%) WAN
4 1 (0.44%) DNS
4 1 (0.44%) RTP
4 1 (0.44%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (15.11%) NoSQL
2 29 (12.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 24 (10.67%) SQL Server 2000
4 18 (8.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 16 (7.11%) Relational Database
6 15 (6.67%) MySQL
7 14 (6.22%) Data Warehouse
7 14 (6.22%) SQL Server 2016
8 12 (5.33%) SQL Server 2008
9 11 (4.89%) MongoDB
10 9 (4.00%) RDBMS
10 9 (4.00%) SQL Server 2012
10 9 (4.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 7 (3.11%) PostgreSQL
11 7 (3.11%) Power BI
12 6 (2.67%) Riak
12 6 (2.67%) SQL Server 2014
13 4 (1.78%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 4 (1.78%) Big Data
13 4 (1.78%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 43 (19.11%) JIRA
2 28 (12.44%) AccuRev
3 14 (6.22%) Git (software)
4 11 (4.89%) Selenium
5 9 (4.00%) Jenkins
6 8 (3.56%) Octopus Deploy
6 8 (3.56%) TeamCity
7 7 (3.11%) Visual Studio
8 6 (2.67%) Team Foundation Server
9 5 (2.22%) Bitbucket
9 5 (2.22%) Cucumber
9 5 (2.22%) JUnit
9 5 (2.22%) Mockito
9 5 (2.22%) SoapUI
9 5 (2.22%) TestNG
10 3 (1.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 3 (1.33%) NUnit
10 3 (1.33%) SpecFlow
11 2 (0.89%) GitLab
11 2 (0.89%) Mercurial
General
1 15 (6.67%) Finance
2 9 (4.00%) Law
2 9 (4.00%) Retail
3 8 (3.56%) Banking
3 8 (3.56%) Legal
4 5 (2.22%) Back Office
4 5 (2.22%) Billing
5 4 (1.78%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.33%) Investment Banking
7 2 (0.89%) Games
7 2 (0.89%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.44%) Advertising
8 1 (0.44%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.44%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 145 (64.44%) Developer
2 81 (36.00%) .NET Developer
3 56 (24.89%) C# Developer
4 39 (17.33%) C# .NET Developer
5 31 (13.78%) SQL Developer
6 26 (11.56%) Software Developer
7 22 (9.78%) Full Stack Developer
8 16 (7.11%) C# Software Developer
9 14 (6.22%) Angular Developer
10 13 (5.78%) .NET Software Developer
10 13 (5.78%) Analyst
10 13 (5.78%) VB.NET Developer
11 12 (5.33%) C# VB.NET Developer
11 12 (5.33%) DBA
12 11 (4.89%) Project Manager
13 9 (4.00%) ASP.NET Developer
13 9 (4.00%) SQL DBA
14 8 (3.56%) Business Intelligence Developer
14 8 (3.56%) JavaScript Developer
14 8 (3.56%) SQL Server Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 139 (61.78%) .NET
2 53 (23.56%) ASP.NET
3 41 (18.22%) AngularJS
4 37 (16.44%) HTML
5 35 (15.56%) CSS
6 34 (15.11%) WinForms
6 34 (15.11%) WPF
7 33 (14.67%) .NET Framework
8 30 (13.33%) ASP.NET Web API
9 27 (12.00%) jQuery
9 27 (12.00%) WCF
10 22 (9.78%) Web Services
11 19 (8.44%) React
12 18 (8.00%) Entity Framework
12 18 (8.00%) RESTful
13 17 (7.56%) ASP.NET MVC
13 17 (7.56%) XML
14 11 (4.89%) .NET Core
14 11 (4.89%) JSON
15 9 (4.00%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 25 (11.11%) Computer Science
2 11 (4.89%) Greenfield Project
3 9 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (2.22%) Management Information System
5 4 (1.78%) Cloud Native
5 4 (1.78%) Clustering
5 4 (1.78%) Hedge funds
5 4 (1.78%) Replication
6 3 (1.33%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (1.33%) Self-Motivation
7 2 (0.89%) Data Structures
7 2 (0.89%) Digital TV
7 2 (0.89%) Mobile App
7 2 (0.89%) N-Tier
7 2 (0.89%) Online Gambling
8 1 (0.44%) Algorithms
8 1 (0.44%) Driving Licence
8 1 (0.44%) Online Games
8 1 (0.44%) Reference Data
8 1 (0.44%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 30 (13.33%) Windows
2 21 (9.33%) Linux
3 17 (7.56%) Windows Server
4 11 (4.89%) Unix
5 8 (3.56%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (2.22%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (1.78%) CentOS
8 3 (1.33%) Windows 10
8 3 (1.33%) Windows 7
9 2 (0.89%) AIX
9 2 (0.89%) Windows 8
9 2 (0.89%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.44%) HPUX
10 1 (0.44%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 89 (39.56%) Agile Software Development
2 69 (30.67%) MVC
3 49 (21.78%) E-Commerce
4 27 (12.00%) TDD
5 16 (7.11%) Business Intelligence
5 16 (7.11%) DevOps
5 16 (7.11%) ETL
5 16 (7.11%) Software Engineering
5 16 (7.11%) Waterfall
6 14 (6.22%) Problem-Solving
7 13 (5.78%) Scrum
8 11 (4.89%) Analytics
8 11 (4.89%) Data Modelling
8 11 (4.89%) Test Automation
8 11 (4.89%) Unit Testing
8 11 (4.89%) Web Application Development
9 10 (4.44%) Continuous Integration
9 10 (4.44%) CRM
9 10 (4.44%) Open Source
9 10 (4.44%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 121 (53.78%) SQL
2 119 (52.89%) C#
3 46 (20.44%) JavaScript
4 37 (16.44%) VB.NET
5 28 (12.44%) T-SQL
6 14 (6.22%) Java
6 14 (6.22%) VB
7 10 (4.44%) Erlang
8 9 (4.00%) PHP
9 7 (3.11%) Python
10 6 (2.67%) TypeScript
11 5 (2.22%) Perl
11 5 (2.22%) VB6
12 4 (1.78%) VBA
13 3 (1.33%) Scala
14 2 (0.89%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
14 2 (0.89%) F#
14 2 (0.89%) Go
14 2 (0.89%) Haskell
14 2 (0.89%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 27 (12.00%) Degree
2 6 (2.67%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (1.78%) CCNP
3 4 (1.78%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (1.78%) Computer Science Degree
3 4 (1.78%) MCSE
4 3 (1.33%) MCITP
4 3 (1.33%) MCTS
4 3 (1.33%) Security Cleared
5 2 (0.89%) CCDP
5 2 (0.89%) CCNA
5 2 (0.89%) Chartered Engineer
5 2 (0.89%) CISM
5 2 (0.89%) CISSP
5 2 (0.89%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 2 (0.89%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.44%) CompTIA Security+
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.78%) QA
2 1 (0.44%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.44%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (4.44%) Active Directory
2 5 (2.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (1.78%) Docker
4 3 (1.33%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.89%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.44%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (0.44%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 7 (3.11%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (2.67%) Puppet
3 4 (1.78%) SCCM
4 3 (1.33%) Ansible
5 2 (0.89%) Failover Clustering
5 2 (0.89%) Kibana
5 2 (0.89%) Microsoft Clustering
5 2 (0.89%) SCOM
5 2 (0.89%) SCOrch
5 2 (0.89%) WSUS
5 2 (0.89%) ZABBIX
6 1 (0.44%) Data Guard
6 1 (0.44%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
6 1 (0.44%) HP SIM
6 1 (0.44%) Oracle Flashback
6 1 (0.44%) Oracle RMAN
6 1 (0.44%) Terraform
Vendors
1 50 (22.22%) Microsoft
2 25 (11.11%) Oracle
3 8 (3.56%) Cisco
4 6 (2.67%) VMware
5 4 (1.78%) Informatica
5 4 (1.78%) Red Hat
5 4 (1.78%) Teradata
6 3 (1.33%) Atlassian
6 3 (1.33%) HP
6 3 (1.33%) Tableau
7 2 (0.89%) Ab Initio
7 2 (0.89%) Cloudera
7 2 (0.89%) Google
7 2 (0.89%) Hortonworks
7 2 (0.89%) MapR
7 2 (0.89%) Meraki
7 2 (0.89%) Telerik
8 1 (0.44%) Cognos
8 1 (0.44%) Sage
8 1 (0.44%) Symantec