Period
to 20 January 2020

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 20 January 2020 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
20 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 18 18 14
Rank change year-on-year 0 -4 -1
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 163 210 275
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 6.51% 7.18% 9.78%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 30.58% 34.43% 40.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 120 157 201
Manchester median daily rate £375 £360 £374
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.17% -3.69% +6.79%
10th Percentile £280 £300 £300
90th Percentile £538 £476 £488
North West median daily rate £375 £363 £363
% change year-on-year +3.45% - +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 2
Manchester median hourly rate £16.00 £24.88 £17.20
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -35.68% +44.62% +16.61%
10th Percentile £15.50 £18.94 £15.57
90th Percentile £16.50 £30.56 £19.49
North West median hourly rate £50.25 £36.23 £27.00
% change year-on-year +38.72% +34.17% +2.86%

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 533 610 682
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 21.29% 20.85% 24.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 389 427 508
Manchester median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £313 £305 £290
90th Percentile £575 £545 £575
North West median daily rate £438 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +9.38% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 6 3
Manchester median hourly rate £16.00 £22.38 £15.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -28.49% +42.61% -44.95%
10th Percentile £14.76 £16.63 £11.09
90th Percentile £28.55 £29.27 £19.11
North West median hourly rate £35.00 £35.61 £42.25
% change year-on-year -1.72% -15.71% +48.25%

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 20 January 2020.

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 20 January 2020. 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 12 £300 +13.21% 11
Bolton +3 6 £375 -6.25% 9
Salford - 3 £305 - 10
Rochdale -4 2 £406 +30.00% 2
Oldham - 2 £525 - 2
SQL Server
North West

For the 6 months to 20 January 2020, 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 80 (49.08%) SQL
2 47 (28.83%) .NET
3 46 (28.22%) C#
4 42 (25.77%) Business Intelligence
5 40 (24.54%) Microsoft
6 37 (22.70%) Azure
7 36 (22.09%) Agile Software Development
8 35 (21.47%) Windows
9 30 (18.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 28 (17.18%) AWS
11 27 (16.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 25 (15.34%) DevOps
13 24 (14.72%) Migration
14 23 (14.11%) Windows Server
15 22 (13.50%) MVC
15 22 (13.50%) Data Warehouse
16 21 (12.88%) Analytical Skills
17 20 (12.27%) Power BI
17 20 (12.27%) Power Platform
17 20 (12.27%) Oracle
18 18 (11.04%) T-SQL
18 18 (11.04%) ETL
19 17 (10.43%) Problem-Solving
20 15 (9.20%) ASP.NET
20 15 (9.20%) Finance
21 14 (8.59%) CSS
21 14 (8.59%) Linux
21 14 (8.59%) MySQL
21 14 (8.59%) JIRA
21 14 (8.59%) Continuous Integration

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 6 (3.68%) IIS
1 6 (3.68%) MS Exchange
2 5 (3.07%) Oracle Workflow
2 5 (3.07%) SharePoint
3 4 (2.45%) WebLogic
4 3 (1.84%) BizTalk Server
4 3 (1.84%) WordPress
5 2 (1.23%) CMS
5 2 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (1.23%) SAS
6 1 (0.61%) Confluence
6 1 (0.61%) Drupal
6 1 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.61%) Site Server
6 1 (0.61%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.61%) Umbraco
Applications
1 11 (6.75%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (4.29%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.61%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.61%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (3.07%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.23%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.61%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 37 (22.70%) Azure
2 28 (17.18%) AWS
3 20 (12.27%) Power Platform
4 11 (6.75%) Office 365
5 8 (4.91%) PaaS
6 7 (4.29%) SaaS
7 6 (3.68%) Amazon EC2
7 6 (3.68%) Amazon ELB
7 6 (3.68%) Amazon S3
7 6 (3.68%) AWS CloudFormation
7 6 (3.68%) Serverless
8 4 (2.45%) GCP
9 3 (1.84%) IaaS
10 2 (1.23%) Azure Data Factory
10 2 (1.23%) Dynamics 365
10 2 (1.23%) Trello
11 1 (0.61%) Cloud Computing
11 1 (0.61%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.07%) DNS
2 4 (2.45%) DHCP
2 4 (2.45%) LAN
2 4 (2.45%) MPLS
2 4 (2.45%) VPN
2 4 (2.45%) WAN
3 3 (1.84%) HTTPS
3 3 (1.84%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.61%) HTTP
4 1 (0.61%) Internet
4 1 (0.61%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (0.61%) PBX
4 1 (0.61%) Skype
4 1 (0.61%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (18.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 27 (16.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 22 (13.50%) Data Warehouse
4 20 (12.27%) Power BI
5 14 (8.59%) MySQL
6 13 (7.98%) MongoDB
7 10 (6.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 8 (4.91%) SQL Server 2008
9 7 (4.29%) NoSQL
10 6 (3.68%) Amazon RDS
10 6 (3.68%) Relational Database
10 6 (3.68%) SQL Server 2016
10 6 (3.68%) SQL Server 2017
11 5 (3.07%) Oracle Database
12 4 (2.45%) Azure SQL Database
12 4 (2.45%) Oracle BI Publisher
12 4 (2.45%) Oracle Database 11g
12 4 (2.45%) Oracle Database 12c
12 4 (2.45%) Redis
12 4 (2.45%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 14 (8.59%) Jenkins
1 14 (8.59%) JIRA
2 11 (6.75%) Visual Studio
3 8 (4.91%) Git (software)
3 8 (4.91%) Octopus Deploy
4 6 (3.68%) Selenium
4 6 (3.68%) TeamCity
5 4 (2.45%) JMeter
5 4 (2.45%) Oracle APEX
5 4 (2.45%) Oracle Forms
6 3 (1.84%) Cucumber
6 3 (1.84%) Katalon Studio
6 3 (1.84%) Moq
6 3 (1.84%) NUnit
6 3 (1.84%) Postman
6 3 (1.84%) SoapUI
6 3 (1.84%) SpecFlow
6 3 (1.84%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 3 (1.84%) Subversion
6 3 (1.84%) Visual Studio Coded UI
General
1 15 (9.20%) Finance
2 6 (3.68%) Retail
3 4 (2.45%) Public Sector
4 3 (1.84%) Aerospace
4 3 (1.84%) Legal
5 2 (1.23%) Billing
6 1 (0.61%) Automotive
6 1 (0.61%) Back Office
6 1 (0.61%) Law
6 1 (0.61%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.61%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 65 (39.88%) Developer
2 22 (13.50%) .NET Developer
2 22 (13.50%) Analyst
2 22 (13.50%) DBA
3 17 (10.43%) SQL DBA
4 15 (9.20%) SQL Developer
5 10 (6.13%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 10 (6.13%) Software Developer
6 9 (5.52%) Architect
6 9 (5.52%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 9 (5.52%) C# Developer
6 9 (5.52%) Consultant
7 8 (4.91%) WebOps Engineer
8 7 (4.29%) AWS Engineer
8 7 (4.29%) Windows Engineer
9 6 (3.68%) C# .NET Developer
9 6 (3.68%) C# Software Developer
9 6 (3.68%) Cloud Engineer
9 6 (3.68%) Data Migration Developer
9 6 (3.68%) ETL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (28.83%) .NET
2 15 (9.20%) ASP.NET
3 14 (8.59%) CSS
4 13 (7.98%) HTML
5 12 (7.36%) ASP.NET Web API
6 10 (6.13%) .NET Framework
7 9 (5.52%) ASP.NET MVC
7 9 (5.52%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 7 (4.29%) jQuery
8 7 (4.29%) WCF
8 7 (4.29%) WinForms
9 6 (3.68%) XML
10 5 (3.07%) .NET Core
10 5 (3.07%) AngularJS
10 5 (3.07%) React
10 5 (3.07%) REST
10 5 (3.07%) WPF
11 4 (2.45%) Classic ASP
11 4 (2.45%) MDX
11 4 (2.45%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 21 (12.88%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (5.52%) Management Information System
3 7 (4.29%) Data Centre
4 6 (3.68%) Replication
5 5 (3.07%) Clustering
6 4 (2.45%) Greenfield Project
6 4 (2.45%) NHS
6 4 (2.45%) PKI
7 3 (1.84%) Algorithms
8 2 (1.23%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.61%) Blackberry
9 1 (0.61%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.61%) Linux Command Line
9 1 (0.61%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 35 (21.47%) Windows
2 23 (14.11%) Windows Server
3 14 (8.59%) Linux
4 9 (5.52%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (4.91%) Windows 10
6 6 (3.68%) Android
7 4 (2.45%) Unix
8 2 (1.23%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.61%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.61%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (25.77%) Business Intelligence
2 36 (22.09%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (15.34%) DevOps
4 24 (14.72%) Migration
5 22 (13.50%) MVC
6 18 (11.04%) ETL
7 17 (10.43%) Problem-Solving
8 14 (8.59%) Continuous Integration
8 14 (8.59%) High Availability
9 12 (7.36%) CRM
10 11 (6.75%) Analytics
11 10 (6.13%) Data Migration
11 10 (6.13%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 10 (6.13%) Visualisation
12 9 (5.52%) Web Operations
13 8 (4.91%) ERP
14 7 (4.29%) Kanban
14 7 (4.29%) Operational Stability
14 7 (4.29%) Performance Tuning
14 7 (4.29%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 80 (49.08%) SQL
2 46 (28.22%) C#
3 18 (11.04%) T-SQL
4 13 (7.98%) JavaScript
5 10 (6.13%) Python
6 9 (5.52%) PowerShell
7 5 (3.07%) PL/SQL
7 5 (3.07%) Shell Script
7 5 (3.07%) VB.NET
8 4 (2.45%) C
8 4 (2.45%) MATLAB
9 3 (1.84%) ABAP
9 3 (1.84%) Java
9 3 (1.84%) R
9 3 (1.84%) VBA
10 2 (1.23%) TypeScript
10 2 (1.23%) VB
11 1 (0.61%) C++
11 1 (0.61%) Perl
11 1 (0.61%) PHP
Qualifications
1 1 (0.61%) GCUX
1 1 (0.61%) GIAC
1 1 (0.61%) ISEB
1 1 (0.61%) LPIC
1 1 (0.61%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (0.61%) RHCA
1 1 (0.61%) RHCE
1 1 (0.61%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (5.52%) Data Quality
2 5 (3.07%) QA
3 4 (2.45%) BS7799
3 4 (2.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (1.23%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (7.98%) Active Directory
2 9 (5.52%) Docker
3 4 (2.45%) Hyper-V
4 3 (1.84%) BitLocker
5 2 (1.23%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 9 (5.52%) Rancher
2 5 (3.07%) Ansible
3 4 (2.45%) SCCM
3 4 (2.45%) SCOM
4 3 (1.84%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
4 3 (1.84%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 3 (1.84%) Oracle RMAN
4 3 (1.84%) Single Sign-On
4 3 (1.84%) WSUS
5 1 (0.61%) Kubernetes
5 1 (0.61%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.61%) Puppet
5 1 (0.61%) Rsyslog
5 1 (0.61%) VictorOps
Vendors
1 40 (24.54%) Microsoft
2 20 (12.27%) Oracle
3 9 (5.52%) VMware
4 7 (4.29%) SAP
5 5 (3.07%) Tableau
6 4 (2.45%) Cisco
6 4 (2.45%) Google
7 3 (1.84%) Citrix
7 3 (1.84%) Cognos
7 3 (1.84%) Dell
8 2 (1.23%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (0.61%) Atlassian
9 1 (0.61%) IBM
9 1 (0.61%) Netezza
9 1 (0.61%) Northgate
9 1 (0.61%) Perforce
9 1 (0.61%) Sage
9 1 (0.61%) Sonus
9 1 (0.61%) Splunk
9 1 (0.61%) Zend