Period
to 22 April 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 22 April 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
22 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 14 13 17
Rank change year-on-year -1 +4 -7
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 287 258 298
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 9.58% 9.24% 8.01%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 41.65% 39.21% 41.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 215 191 203
Manchester median daily rate £375 £350 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +3.70% +3.85%
10th Percentile £297 £263 £250
90th Percentile £483 £475 £439
North West median daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +2.86% - +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 2
Manchester median hourly rate £50.00 £35.00 £25.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +42.86% +35.92% +3.00%
10th Percentile £24.04 £35.00 £19.78
90th Percentile £57.00 £35.00 £32.33
North West median hourly rate £52.25 £27.50 £22.54
% change year-on-year +90.00% +22.01% -9.84%

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 689 658 726
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 22.99% 23.58% 19.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 507 422 438
Manchester median daily rate £390 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.00% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £288 £263 £254
90th Percentile £579 £523 £525
North West median daily rate £380 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +1.33% - +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 4
Manchester median hourly rate £34.36 £21.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +59.79% +19.44% -28.00%
10th Percentile £12.28 £17.95 £16.50
90th Percentile £56.13 £31.40 £29.48
North West median hourly rate £49.00 £27.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year +78.18% -31.25% +14.29%

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 22 April 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Manchester

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server in Manchester over the 6 months to 22 April 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 22 April 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 +1 14 £350 +11.11% 12
Salford -3 4 £250 -28.57% 1
Bolton 0 3 £450 - 10
Wigan -2 3 £295 -12.59% 3
Rochdale -8 2 £140 - 4
Sale - 1 £350 - 4
Cheadle - 1 £313 - 4
SQL Server
North West

For the 6 months to 22 April 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.

1 188 (65.51%) .NET
2 157 (54.70%) C#
3 147 (51.22%) SQL
4 128 (44.60%) MVC
5 115 (40.07%) Agile Software Development
6 96 (33.45%) Microsoft
7 67 (23.34%) ASP.NET
8 62 (21.60%) JavaScript
9 60 (20.91%) ASP.NET Web API
10 57 (19.86%) Web Services
11 56 (19.51%) .NET Framework
12 54 (18.82%) AngularJS
13 51 (17.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 49 (17.07%) JIRA
14 49 (17.07%) CSS
15 47 (16.38%) TDD
15 47 (16.38%) WPF
16 46 (16.03%) WCF
16 46 (16.03%) Visual Studio
17 45 (15.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 43 (14.98%) HTML
18 43 (14.98%) REST
19 40 (13.94%) Windows
20 38 (13.24%) NoSQL
21 37 (12.89%) ASP.NET MVC
21 37 (12.89%) WinForms
21 37 (12.89%) Scrum
21 37 (12.89%) E-Commerce
21 37 (12.89%) T-SQL
22 35 (12.20%) XML

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 16 (5.57%) CMS
2 10 (3.48%) Confluence
2 10 (3.48%) Elasticsearch
2 10 (3.48%) Orchard CMS
3 8 (2.79%) Apache
3 8 (2.79%) IIS
3 8 (2.79%) SharePoint
4 7 (2.44%) Tomcat
5 4 (1.39%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 4 (1.39%) WebLogic
5 4 (1.39%) WebLogic Integration
6 3 (1.05%) Drupal
6 3 (1.05%) NServiceBus
7 2 (0.70%) OpenStack
7 2 (0.70%) SAS
7 2 (0.70%) Sitecore CMS
8 1 (0.35%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.35%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.35%) Skype for Business
8 1 (0.35%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 10 (3.48%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (2.79%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.35%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (1.74%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.39%) Elite 3E
3 3 (1.05%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.35%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 32 (11.15%) Microsoft Azure
2 22 (7.67%) Amazon AWS
3 12 (4.18%) SaaS
4 11 (3.83%) PaaS
5 7 (2.44%) iPaaS
6 6 (2.09%) IaaS
7 5 (1.74%) Boomi
8 1 (0.35%) Basecamp
8 1 (0.35%) NuGet
Communications & Networking
1 7 (2.44%) TCP/IP
2 4 (1.39%) FTP
3 3 (1.05%) LAN
3 3 (1.05%) NAS
3 3 (1.05%) SAN
3 3 (1.05%) WAN
3 3 (1.05%) Wireshark
4 2 (0.70%) DMZ
4 2 (0.70%) Ethernet
4 2 (0.70%) Firewall
4 2 (0.70%) IPsec
4 2 (0.70%) SMS
4 2 (0.70%) SSL
5 1 (0.35%) DNS
5 1 (0.35%) HTTP
5 1 (0.35%) Internet
5 1 (0.35%) RTP
5 1 (0.35%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (17.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 45 (15.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 38 (13.24%) NoSQL
4 30 (10.45%) Relational Database
5 28 (9.76%) SQL Server 2000
6 20 (6.97%) Data Warehouse
6 20 (6.97%) SQL Server 2014
7 19 (6.62%) MongoDB
7 19 (6.62%) MySQL
8 15 (5.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 14 (4.88%) SQL Server 2012
10 13 (4.53%) CouchDB
11 12 (4.18%) SQL Server 2016
12 11 (3.83%) Power BI
13 10 (3.48%) Azure SQL Database
13 10 (3.48%) SQL Server 2008
14 8 (2.79%) RDBMS
15 7 (2.44%) Neo4j
16 6 (2.09%) MS Access
16 6 (2.09%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 49 (17.07%) JIRA
2 46 (16.03%) Visual Studio
3 27 (9.41%) AccuRev
4 22 (7.67%) Git (software)
5 20 (6.97%) Team Foundation Server
6 14 (4.88%) Bitbucket
6 14 (4.88%) SonarQube
7 11 (3.83%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 8 (2.79%) Subversion
9 7 (2.44%) Selenium
9 7 (2.44%) TeamCity
10 6 (2.09%) Jenkins
10 6 (2.09%) SpecFlow
11 5 (1.74%) eggPlant
11 5 (1.74%) ReSharper
12 4 (1.39%) MSTest
13 3 (1.05%) FishEye
13 3 (1.05%) Mercurial
13 3 (1.05%) Visual Studio Team System
13 3 (1.05%) WinDbg
General
1 32 (11.15%) Finance
2 16 (5.57%) Legal
3 15 (5.23%) Law
4 9 (3.14%) Billing
4 9 (3.14%) Games
5 8 (2.79%) Back Office
5 8 (2.79%) Retail
6 7 (2.44%) General Ledger
7 6 (2.09%) Marketing
8 5 (1.74%) Manufacturing
9 4 (1.39%) Advertising
9 4 (1.39%) Publishing
10 3 (1.05%) Banking
11 1 (0.35%) Local Government
11 1 (0.35%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.35%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 160 (55.75%) Developer
2 65 (22.65%) .NET Developer
3 64 (22.30%) C# Developer
4 41 (14.29%) C# .NET Developer
5 38 (13.24%) SQL Developer
6 24 (8.36%) Software Developer
7 20 (6.97%) Architect
8 18 (6.27%) Analyst
9 16 (5.57%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
9 16 (5.57%) Desktop Support
9 16 (5.57%) Full Stack Developer
10 14 (4.88%) DevOps Engineer
11 12 (4.18%) DBA
12 11 (3.83%) Angular Developer
12 11 (3.83%) Business Intelligence Developer
12 11 (3.83%) C# Software Developer
13 10 (3.48%) Senior Developer
13 10 (3.48%) WebOps Engineer
13 10 (3.48%) WPF Developer
14 9 (3.14%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 188 (65.51%) .NET
2 67 (23.34%) ASP.NET
3 60 (20.91%) ASP.NET Web API
4 57 (19.86%) Web Services
5 56 (19.51%) .NET Framework
6 54 (18.82%) AngularJS
7 49 (17.07%) CSS
8 47 (16.38%) WPF
9 46 (16.03%) WCF
10 43 (14.98%) HTML
10 43 (14.98%) REST
11 37 (12.89%) ASP.NET MVC
11 37 (12.89%) WinForms
12 35 (12.20%) jQuery
12 35 (12.20%) XML
13 24 (8.36%) .NET Core
13 24 (8.36%) SOAP
14 23 (8.01%) Entity Framework
15 21 (7.32%) JSON
16 19 (6.62%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 18 (6.27%) Computer Science
2 13 (4.53%) Data Structures
3 12 (4.18%) Greenfield Project
4 11 (3.83%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (3.83%) Management Information System
5 5 (1.74%) NHS
5 5 (1.74%) Replication
5 5 (1.74%) User Experience
6 4 (1.39%) N-Tier
6 4 (1.39%) Self-Motivation
7 3 (1.05%) Algorithms
7 3 (1.05%) Data Centre
7 3 (1.05%) Fintech
8 2 (0.70%) Clustering
8 2 (0.70%) Wiki
9 1 (0.35%) EPoS
9 1 (0.35%) FMCG
9 1 (0.35%) Life Science
9 1 (0.35%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.35%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 40 (13.94%) Windows
2 25 (8.71%) Windows Server
3 18 (6.27%) Windows Server 2012
4 17 (5.92%) Linux
5 11 (3.83%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (2.79%) Windows 7
7 7 (2.44%) Windows 10
7 7 (2.44%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (1.39%) HPUX
8 4 (1.39%) SUSE
9 3 (1.05%) Windows 8
9 3 (1.05%) Windows Vista
10 1 (0.35%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.35%) Unix
10 1 (0.35%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 128 (44.60%) MVC
2 115 (40.07%) Agile Software Development
3 47 (16.38%) TDD
4 37 (12.89%) E-Commerce
4 37 (12.89%) Scrum
5 34 (11.85%) Continuous Integration
6 33 (11.50%) DevOps
7 31 (10.80%) Business Intelligence
8 23 (8.01%) Migration
9 22 (7.67%) Kanban
10 21 (7.32%) Data Analysis
10 21 (7.32%) Waterfall
11 20 (6.97%) BDD
11 20 (6.97%) Test Automation
12 17 (5.92%) Unit Testing
13 16 (5.57%) Data Modelling
13 16 (5.57%) Web Development
14 15 (5.23%) Deployment Automation
15 14 (4.88%) ETL
16 13 (4.53%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 157 (54.70%) C#
2 147 (51.22%) SQL
3 62 (21.60%) JavaScript
4 37 (12.89%) T-SQL
5 23 (8.01%) VB.NET
6 17 (5.92%) Java
7 16 (5.57%) VB
8 14 (4.88%) Python
9 12 (4.18%) XPath
10 11 (3.83%) PowerShell
11 6 (2.09%) Ruby
11 6 (2.09%) Scala
11 6 (2.09%) VBA
12 5 (1.74%) Groovy
13 4 (1.39%) Erlang
13 4 (1.39%) FoxPro (VFP)
14 3 (1.05%) C++
14 3 (1.05%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
14 3 (1.05%) PHP
14 3 (1.05%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 28 (9.76%) Degree
2 5 (1.74%) BPSS Clearance
3 4 (1.39%) ISEB
3 4 (1.39%) ISTQB
3 4 (1.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (1.05%) MCTS
4 3 (1.05%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (1.05%) SC Cleared
4 3 (1.05%) Security Cleared
5 2 (0.70%) BC Cleared
5 2 (0.70%) CCDP
5 2 (0.70%) CCNP
5 2 (0.70%) Chartered Engineer
5 2 (0.70%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (0.70%) CISM
5 2 (0.70%) CISSP
5 2 (0.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.35%) CCIE
6 1 (0.35%) MCITP
6 1 (0.35%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.79%) QA
2 3 (1.05%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.70%) GDPR
4 1 (0.35%) HL7
System Software
1 10 (3.48%) Active Directory
2 8 (2.79%) Varnish
3 5 (1.74%) Virtual Servers
3 5 (1.74%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (1.39%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (1.05%) Hyper-V
5 3 (1.05%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (1.05%) Virtual Desktop
6 2 (0.70%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (0.70%) XenApp
7 1 (0.35%) Docker
Systems Management
1 10 (3.48%) Kibana
2 7 (2.44%) HP ALM
3 6 (2.09%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (2.09%) Puppet
4 3 (1.05%) FlexNet
4 3 (1.05%) SCCM
5 2 (0.70%) Failover Clustering
5 2 (0.70%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (0.70%) Single Sign-On
6 1 (0.35%) Ansible
6 1 (0.35%) Mesos
6 1 (0.35%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.35%) WMI
Vendors
1 96 (33.45%) Microsoft
2 29 (10.10%) Oracle
3 11 (3.83%) Atlassian
3 11 (3.83%) HP
4 10 (3.48%) Intapp
5 9 (3.14%) Informatica
6 7 (2.44%) Sitecore
6 7 (2.44%) VMware
7 6 (2.09%) Capita
7 6 (2.09%) MuleSoft
7 6 (2.09%) SnapLogic
7 6 (2.09%) Tableau
7 6 (2.09%) TIBCO
8 5 (1.74%) Citrix
8 5 (1.74%) Okta
8 5 (1.74%) SAP
9 3 (1.05%) MicroStrategy
9 3 (1.05%) Talend
9 3 (1.05%) Teradata
10 2 (0.70%) Rackspace