Period
to 17 September 2019

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 17 September 2019 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
17 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 20 16 12
Rank change year-on-year -4 -4 +5
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 189 247 271
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 6.76% 7.77% 9.47%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 29.95% 35.14% 41.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 146 190 182
Manchester median daily rate £375 £375 £375
10th Percentile £275 £300 £300
90th Percentile £513 £475 £500
North West median daily rate £370 £363 £374
% change year-on-year +2.07% -3.18% +6.97%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Manchester median hourly rate £16.00 - -
North West median hourly rate £23.00 £55.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year -58.18% +103.70% +8.00%

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 631 703 653
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 22.58% 22.13% 22.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 488 498 406
Manchester median daily rate £425 £400 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +1.27% +5.33%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £300
90th Percentile £582 £575 £550
North West median daily rate £438 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +9.38% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 2
Manchester median hourly rate £16.00 £35.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -54.29% +59.09% -22.81%
10th Percentile £11.58 £16.80 £21.00
90th Percentile £16.50 £35.00 £23.00
North West median hourly rate £30.00 £35.00 £41.13
% change year-on-year -14.29% -14.89% +44.30%

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 17 September 2019.

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 17 September 2019. 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 +3 5 £375 +15.38% 8
Rochdale - 4 £354 - 4
Wigan - 3 £375 - 4
Bolton -5 2 £325 -27.78% 11
Oldham - 2 £525 - 9
Salford +7 1 £375 +12.78% 10
SQL Server
North West

For the 6 months to 17 September 2019, 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.

1 108 (57.14%) SQL
2 63 (33.33%) .NET
3 62 (32.80%) C#
4 53 (28.04%) Microsoft
5 52 (27.51%) Business Intelligence
6 42 (22.22%) Windows
7 40 (21.16%) Migration
8 39 (20.63%) Agile Software Development
9 38 (20.11%) MVC
10 31 (16.40%) Data Warehouse
10 31 (16.40%) Azure
11 28 (14.81%) Windows Server
11 28 (14.81%) ASP.NET
12 27 (14.29%) Oracle
12 27 (14.29%) VMware
13 26 (13.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 25 (13.23%) JavaScript
14 25 (13.23%) CSS
14 25 (13.23%) ETL
14 25 (13.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 24 (12.70%) HTML
16 22 (11.64%) JIRA
17 21 (11.11%) Finance
17 21 (11.11%) T-SQL
17 21 (11.11%) DevOps
18 19 (10.05%) High Availability
18 19 (10.05%) Management Information System
18 19 (10.05%) .NET Framework
19 18 (9.52%) Disaster Recovery
19 18 (9.52%) VMware Infrastructure

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 10 (5.29%) MS Exchange
2 5 (2.65%) Oracle Workflow
2 5 (2.65%) SharePoint
2 5 (2.65%) Umbraco
3 4 (2.12%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (2.12%) IIS
4 3 (1.59%) Apache
4 3 (1.59%) Apache Spark
4 3 (1.59%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (1.06%) ColdFusion
5 2 (1.06%) Confluence
5 2 (1.06%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 2 (1.06%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.53%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 9 (4.76%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (2.65%) MS Visio
3 3 (1.59%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (1.06%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (1.59%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.06%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 31 (16.40%) Azure
2 17 (8.99%) Power Platform
3 15 (7.94%) AWS
4 6 (3.17%) Amazon EC2
4 6 (3.17%) Amazon ELB
4 6 (3.17%) Amazon S3
4 6 (3.17%) AWS CloudFormation
4 6 (3.17%) Serverless
5 5 (2.65%) Azure Data Factory
6 4 (2.12%) Office 365
7 3 (1.59%) PaaS
7 3 (1.59%) SaaS
8 2 (1.06%) Dynamics 365
8 2 (1.06%) IaaS
9 1 (0.53%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.53%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.65%) DNS
2 4 (2.12%) DHCP
2 4 (2.12%) IPsec
3 2 (1.06%) BGP
3 2 (1.06%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (1.06%) HSRP
3 2 (1.06%) HTTPS
3 2 (1.06%) iSCSI
3 2 (1.06%) LAN
3 2 (1.06%) SAN
3 2 (1.06%) TCP/IP
3 2 (1.06%) VoIP
3 2 (1.06%) VPN
3 2 (1.06%) WAN
4 1 (0.53%) FTP
4 1 (0.53%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (16.40%) Data Warehouse
2 26 (13.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 25 (13.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 17 (8.99%) Power BI
5 16 (8.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 13 (6.88%) NoSQL
7 8 (4.23%) SQL Server 2016
8 7 (3.70%) Azure SQL Database
8 7 (3.70%) MySQL
9 6 (3.17%) Amazon RDS
9 6 (3.17%) Relational Database
9 6 (3.17%) SQL Server 2000
9 6 (3.17%) SQL Server 2012
10 5 (2.65%) MS Access
11 4 (2.12%) Big Data
11 4 (2.12%) Oracle Database
11 4 (2.12%) PostgreSQL
11 4 (2.12%) QlikView
11 4 (2.12%) Riak
12 3 (1.59%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 22 (11.64%) JIRA
2 11 (5.82%) Visual Studio
3 7 (3.70%) Cucumber
3 7 (3.70%) Jenkins
3 7 (3.70%) TeamCity
4 6 (3.17%) Git (software)
4 6 (3.17%) Selenium
5 4 (2.12%) SpecFlow
6 3 (1.59%) JMeter
6 3 (1.59%) Katalon Studio
6 3 (1.59%) SoapUI
6 3 (1.59%) Visual Studio Coded UI
7 2 (1.06%) AccuRev
7 2 (1.06%) InstallShield
7 2 (1.06%) JDeveloper
7 2 (1.06%) MSI
7 2 (1.06%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 2 (1.06%) Zephyr
8 1 (0.53%) Appium
8 1 (0.53%) eggPlant
General
1 21 (11.11%) Finance
2 12 (6.35%) Police
3 8 (4.23%) Law
4 7 (3.70%) Legal
5 5 (2.65%) Back Office
5 5 (2.65%) Public Sector
6 4 (2.12%) Banking
6 4 (2.12%) Telecoms
7 3 (1.59%) Retail
8 2 (1.06%) Investment Banking
8 2 (1.06%) Manufacturing
8 2 (1.06%) Marketing
9 1 (0.53%) Automotive
9 1 (0.53%) Electronics
9 1 (0.53%) Games
Job Titles
1 76 (40.21%) Developer
2 38 (20.11%) .NET Developer
3 26 (13.76%) DBA
4 24 (12.70%) SQL Developer
5 23 (12.17%) SQL DBA
6 17 (8.99%) C# Developer
7 16 (8.47%) Analyst
7 16 (8.47%) C# .NET Developer
8 12 (6.35%) SQL Server DBA
9 11 (5.82%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 10 (5.29%) Software Developer
11 9 (4.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 8 (4.23%) .NET Software Developer
12 8 (4.23%) C# VB.NET Developer
12 8 (4.23%) Consultant
12 8 (4.23%) VB.NET Developer
13 7 (3.70%) 3rd Line Support
13 7 (3.70%) C# Software Developer
13 7 (3.70%) SQL Server Developer
14 6 (3.17%) ETL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 63 (33.33%) .NET
2 28 (14.81%) ASP.NET
3 25 (13.23%) CSS
4 24 (12.70%) HTML
5 19 (10.05%) .NET Framework
6 15 (7.94%) AngularJS
7 13 (6.88%) Web Services
7 13 (6.88%) XML
8 12 (6.35%) .NET Core
8 12 (6.35%) ASP.NET Web API
9 11 (5.82%) ASP.NET MVC
10 9 (4.76%) jQuery
11 8 (4.23%) Entity Framework
11 8 (4.23%) WinForms
11 8 (4.23%) WPF
12 7 (3.70%) HTML5
12 7 (3.70%) REST
12 7 (3.70%) WCF
13 6 (3.17%) JSON
13 6 (3.17%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 19 (10.05%) Management Information System
2 12 (6.35%) Data Centre
3 11 (5.82%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (4.23%) Driving Licence
5 7 (3.70%) PKI
5 7 (3.70%) Replication
6 6 (3.17%) Clustering
6 6 (3.17%) Greenfield Project
7 4 (2.12%) NHS
7 4 (2.12%) Smartcard
8 3 (1.59%) Self-Motivation
9 2 (1.06%) Chip and PIN
9 2 (1.06%) Data Structures
9 2 (1.06%) Public Cloud
10 1 (0.53%) Hybrid Cloud
10 1 (0.53%) iPad
10 1 (0.53%) iPhone
10 1 (0.53%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 42 (22.22%) Windows
2 28 (14.81%) Windows Server
3 11 (5.82%) Windows 10
4 6 (3.17%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (2.65%) Windows 7
6 2 (1.06%) Android
6 2 (1.06%) Solaris
6 2 (1.06%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.53%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.53%) Linux
7 1 (0.53%) MVS
7 1 (0.53%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (27.51%) Business Intelligence
2 40 (21.16%) Migration
3 39 (20.63%) Agile Software Development
4 38 (20.11%) MVC
5 25 (13.23%) ETL
6 21 (11.11%) DevOps
7 19 (10.05%) High Availability
8 18 (9.52%) Disaster Recovery
9 17 (8.99%) CRM
10 15 (7.94%) Data Migration
11 13 (6.88%) Capacity Planning
11 13 (6.88%) User Acceptance Testing
12 11 (5.82%) Analytics
13 10 (5.29%) Validation
13 10 (5.29%) Web Development
14 9 (4.76%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 9 (4.76%) Project Management
14 9 (4.76%) Supplier Relationship Management
14 9 (4.76%) Workflow
15 8 (4.23%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 108 (57.14%) SQL
2 62 (32.80%) C#
3 25 (13.23%) JavaScript
4 21 (11.11%) T-SQL
5 14 (7.41%) VB.NET
6 10 (5.29%) PowerShell
7 9 (4.76%) Python
8 5 (2.65%) TypeScript
8 5 (2.65%) VBA
9 4 (2.12%) Java
10 3 (1.59%) PL/SQL
10 3 (1.59%) VB
11 2 (1.06%) R
11 2 (1.06%) VBScript
12 1 (0.53%) ABAP
12 1 (0.53%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.53%) JCL
12 1 (0.53%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.53%) XPath
Qualifications
1 10 (5.29%) Security Cleared
2 9 (4.76%) SC Cleared
3 7 (3.70%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (3.17%) CCNA
4 6 (3.17%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (3.17%) Degree
4 6 (3.17%) MCSA
4 6 (3.17%) SSCP
5 1 (0.53%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (0.53%) HPE ATP
5 1 (0.53%) ISEB
5 1 (0.53%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.53%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (0.53%) MCDST
5 1 (0.53%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.65%) QA
2 4 (2.12%) Data Quality
3 2 (1.06%) PA-DSS
3 2 (1.06%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.53%) HL7
System Software
1 18 (9.52%) VMware Infrastructure
2 15 (7.94%) Active Directory
3 3 (1.59%) Hyper-V
3 3 (1.59%) VMware Server
3 3 (1.59%) vSphere
4 2 (1.06%) BitLocker
4 2 (1.06%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (1.06%) XenApp
5 1 (0.53%) Time Sharing Option
5 1 (0.53%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 5 (2.65%) SCCM
2 4 (2.12%) Ansible
2 4 (2.12%) Microsoft Clustering
3 3 (1.59%) EMC NetWorker
3 3 (1.59%) Failover Clustering
3 3 (1.59%) NetBackup
4 2 (1.06%) HP ALM
4 2 (1.06%) Kibana
4 2 (1.06%) WSUS
5 1 (0.53%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.53%) Puppet
5 1 (0.53%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 53 (28.04%) Microsoft
2 27 (14.29%) Oracle
2 27 (14.29%) VMware
3 8 (4.23%) Cisco
3 8 (4.23%) SAP
3 8 (4.23%) Tableau
4 6 (3.17%) Cognos
5 5 (2.65%) Intapp
5 5 (2.65%) SnapLogic
5 5 (2.65%) Workday
6 4 (2.12%) Citrix
6 4 (2.12%) Dell
6 4 (2.12%) HP
6 4 (2.12%) NetApp
7 3 (1.59%) Databricks
7 3 (1.59%) EMC
7 3 (1.59%) Veeam
8 2 (1.06%) Dell Compellent
8 2 (1.06%) iManage
8 2 (1.06%) Talend