Period
to 29 March 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 29 March 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
29 Mar 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 16 16 14
Rank change year-on-year 0 -2 -2
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 169 237 277
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Manchester 7.78% 8.12% 9.54%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 36.27% 38.10% 42.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 125 179 213
Median daily rate £388 £363 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.90% -3.33% +7.14%
10th Percentile £228 £284 £295
90th Percentile £494 £475 £488
North West median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +4.00% +7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 3
Median hourly rate - £24.88 £50.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -50.25% +101.01%
North West median hourly rate £50.50 £33.11 £52.25
% change year-on-year +52.51% -36.63% +90.00%

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 466 622 647
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 21.45% 21.30% 22.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 304 441 482
Median daily rate £400 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.23% +3.33%
10th Percentile £275 £313 £275
90th Percentile £554 £550 £575
North West median daily rate £425 £423 £381
% change year-on-year +0.59% +10.82% +1.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 8 4
Median hourly rate £17.00 £22.38 £34.36
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -24.02% -34.87% +67.59%
10th Percentile £14.76 £16.78 £12.28
90th Percentile £28.55 £44.05 £56.13
Median hourly rate £42.00 £36.23 £46.21
% change year-on-year +15.94% -21.61% +68.04%

SQL Server
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

Job postings citing SQL Server as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Manchester.

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server in Manchester

SQL Server
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing SQL Server in Manchester.

Daily rate trend for SQL Server in Manchester

SQL Server
Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing SQL Server in Manchester over the 6 months to 29 March 2020.

Daily rate histogram for SQL Server in Manchester

SQL Server
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing SQL Server in Manchester.

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 29 March 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 +7 13 £238 -36.67% 15
Bolton +5 7 £375 +4.17% 4
Salford - 3 £305 - 5
Wigan -5 1 £450 +32.35% 3
Oldham - 1 £500 -
SQL Server
North West

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 72 (42.60%) SQL
2 63 (37.28%) Azure
3 53 (31.36%) Windows
4 46 (27.22%) Agile Software Development
5 44 (26.04%) .NET
6 42 (24.85%) Windows Server
7 38 (22.49%) C#
8 37 (21.89%) Business Intelligence
8 37 (21.89%) AWS
8 37 (21.89%) Analytical Skills
9 33 (19.53%) Problem-Solving
10 32 (18.93%) Microsoft
11 30 (17.75%) Linux
11 30 (17.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 28 (16.57%) MySQL
12 28 (16.57%) MongoDB
13 27 (15.98%) High Availability
14 25 (14.79%) Power Platform
14 25 (14.79%) Power BI
14 25 (14.79%) T-SQL
14 25 (14.79%) VMware
15 24 (14.20%) Continuous Integration
16 23 (13.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 23 (13.61%) ETL
16 23 (13.61%) Web Operations
16 23 (13.61%) Jenkins
17 22 (13.02%) DevOps
17 22 (13.02%) Docker
18 21 (12.43%) Rancher
18 21 (12.43%) Octopus Deploy

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 (5.92%) SharePoint
2 9 (5.33%) IIS
3 5 (2.96%) MS Exchange
4 4 (2.37%) WebLogic
4 4 (2.37%) WordPress
5 3 (1.78%) Apache
5 3 (1.78%) SAS
5 3 (1.78%) Skype for Business
6 2 (1.18%) CMS
6 2 (1.18%) Confluence
6 2 (1.18%) Office Communications Server
7 1 (0.59%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.59%) Drupal
7 1 (0.59%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.59%) Site Server
Applications
1 11 (6.51%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (4.73%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.59%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.18%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.59%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 63 (37.28%) Azure
2 37 (21.89%) AWS
3 25 (14.79%) Power Platform
4 16 (9.47%) Office 365
5 8 (4.73%) PaaS
6 5 (2.96%) IaaS
6 5 (2.96%) SaaS
7 4 (2.37%) GCP
8 3 (1.78%) Azure Data Factory
9 2 (1.18%) AWS CloudFormation
9 2 (1.18%) Azure Active Directory
9 2 (1.18%) Dynamics 365
10 1 (0.59%) Cloud Computing
10 1 (0.59%) Slack
10 1 (0.59%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.55%) DNS
1 6 (3.55%) MPLS
1 6 (3.55%) VPN
1 6 (3.55%) WAN
2 4 (2.37%) DHCP
2 4 (2.37%) Firewall
2 4 (2.37%) LAN
3 3 (1.78%) PBX
4 2 (1.18%) Reverse Proxy
4 2 (1.18%) SSL
4 2 (1.18%) VLAN
4 2 (1.18%) VPLS
5 1 (0.59%) HTTPS
5 1 (0.59%) Internet
5 1 (0.59%) Intrusion Detection
5 1 (0.59%) Skype
5 1 (0.59%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.59%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (17.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 28 (16.57%) MongoDB
2 28 (16.57%) MySQL
3 25 (14.79%) Power BI
4 23 (13.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 18 (10.65%) Data Warehouse
6 12 (7.10%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 11 (6.51%) SQL Server 2008
8 10 (5.92%) Azure SQL Database
9 9 (5.33%) Relational Database
10 8 (4.73%) PostgreSQL
11 7 (4.14%) SQL Server 2016
11 7 (4.14%) SQL Server 2017
12 6 (3.55%) NoSQL
12 6 (3.55%) SAP Data Services
13 5 (2.96%) Oracle Database
13 5 (2.96%) SQL Server 2005
13 5 (2.96%) SQL Server 2014
14 4 (2.37%) Oracle Database 11g
14 4 (2.37%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 23 (13.61%) Jenkins
2 21 (12.43%) Octopus Deploy
3 9 (5.33%) Visual Studio
4 7 (4.14%) JIRA
5 5 (2.96%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 4 (2.37%) Git (software)
6 4 (2.37%) Oracle APEX
6 4 (2.37%) Oracle Forms
7 3 (1.78%) Selenium
7 3 (1.78%) Selenium IDE
7 3 (1.78%) WebDriver
8 2 (1.18%) GitLab
8 2 (1.18%) Moq
8 2 (1.18%) NUnit
8 2 (1.18%) Subversion
8 2 (1.18%) TeamCity
9 1 (0.59%) Hudson
9 1 (0.59%) JMeter
9 1 (0.59%) LoadRunner
9 1 (0.59%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 13 (7.69%) Public Sector
2 11 (6.51%) Finance
3 3 (1.78%) Aerospace
4 2 (1.18%) Billing
4 2 (1.18%) Housing Association
4 2 (1.18%) Legal
4 2 (1.18%) Multimedia
5 1 (0.59%) Banking
5 1 (0.59%) Local Government
5 1 (0.59%) Retail
Job Titles
1 65 (38.46%) Developer
2 23 (13.61%) Analyst
3 22 (13.02%) WebOps Engineer
4 19 (11.24%) .NET Developer
4 19 (11.24%) DBA
5 15 (8.88%) Web Engineer
6 14 (8.28%) Operations Engineer
6 14 (8.28%) SQL DBA
7 13 (7.69%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 13 (7.69%) SQL Developer
8 11 (6.51%) Power BI Developer
9 10 (5.92%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 8 (4.73%) Consultant
11 6 (3.55%) C# Developer
11 6 (3.55%) Information Analyst
11 6 (3.55%) Software Developer
12 5 (2.96%) Architect
12 5 (2.96%) Data Analyst
12 5 (2.96%) SQL Server DBA
12 5 (2.96%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (26.04%) .NET
2 13 (7.69%) .NET Core
3 11 (6.51%) ASP.NET
4 10 (5.92%) ASP.NET Web API
5 9 (5.33%) CSS
5 9 (5.33%) HTML
6 8 (4.73%) jQuery
6 8 (4.73%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 7 (4.14%) AngularJS
8 6 (3.55%) .NET Framework
8 6 (3.55%) React
9 5 (2.96%) ASP.NET MVC
9 5 (2.96%) RESTful
9 5 (2.96%) XML
10 4 (2.37%) Entity Framework
10 4 (2.37%) REST
11 3 (1.78%) Natural Language Processing
11 3 (1.78%) Node.js
11 3 (1.78%) NumPy
11 3 (1.78%) TensorFlow
Miscellaneous
1 37 (21.89%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (6.51%) Data Centre
3 9 (5.33%) Replication
4 7 (4.14%) Greenfield Project
4 7 (4.14%) NHS
5 6 (3.55%) Clustering
6 5 (2.96%) Management Information System
6 5 (2.96%) Mobile App
7 4 (2.37%) Blackberry
8 3 (1.78%) Algorithms
8 3 (1.78%) iPhone
8 3 (1.78%) Video Conferencing
9 1 (0.59%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.59%) Linux Command Line
9 1 (0.59%) PKI
9 1 (0.59%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 53 (31.36%) Windows
2 42 (24.85%) Windows Server
3 30 (17.75%) Linux
4 14 (8.28%) Windows Server 2008
5 10 (5.92%) Android
6 9 (5.33%) Windows 10
7 6 (3.55%) Windows Server 2016
8 5 (2.96%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (2.96%) Windows Server 2019
9 4 (2.37%) Apple iOS
9 4 (2.37%) Unix
10 3 (1.78%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (27.22%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (21.89%) Business Intelligence
3 33 (19.53%) Problem-Solving
4 27 (15.98%) High Availability
5 24 (14.20%) Continuous Integration
6 23 (13.61%) ETL
6 23 (13.61%) Web Operations
7 22 (13.02%) DevOps
8 16 (9.47%) Migration
8 16 (9.47%) MVC
9 13 (7.69%) Performance Tuning
10 10 (5.92%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 9 (5.33%) Visualisation
12 8 (4.73%) Dashboard Development
12 8 (4.73%) Stakeholder Management
12 8 (4.73%) Test Automation
13 7 (4.14%) Data Migration
13 7 (4.14%) Kanban
13 7 (4.14%) Microservices
14 6 (3.55%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 72 (42.60%) SQL
2 38 (22.49%) C#
3 25 (14.79%) T-SQL
4 16 (9.47%) JavaScript
5 10 (5.92%) PowerShell
6 7 (4.14%) PL/SQL
7 6 (3.55%) C
7 6 (3.55%) Python
7 6 (3.55%) TypeScript
8 4 (2.37%) MATLAB
8 4 (2.37%) Shell Script
8 4 (2.37%) VBA
9 3 (1.78%) ABAP
9 3 (1.78%) PHP
9 3 (1.78%) R
9 3 (1.78%) VB.NET
10 2 (1.18%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
10 2 (1.18%) VB
11 1 (0.59%) Java
11 1 (0.59%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2 (1.18%) BPSS Clearance
1 2 (1.18%) Degree
1 2 (1.18%) Security Cleared
2 1 (0.59%) DBS Check
2 1 (0.59%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (0.59%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.73%) Data Quality
2 4 (2.37%) BS7799
2 4 (2.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (2.37%) QA
3 3 (1.78%) SLA
System Software
1 22 (13.02%) Docker
2 18 (10.65%) Active Directory
3 4 (2.37%) Hyper-V
4 2 (1.18%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.59%) BitLocker
5 1 (0.59%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 21 (12.43%) Rancher
2 7 (4.14%) SCOM
3 3 (1.78%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
3 3 (1.78%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 3 (1.78%) Oracle RMAN
3 3 (1.78%) Single Sign-On
4 2 (1.18%) Microsoft Clustering
4 2 (1.18%) SCCM
4 2 (1.18%) Terraform
5 1 (0.59%) Kubernetes
5 1 (0.59%) WSUS
Vendors
1 32 (18.93%) Microsoft
2 25 (14.79%) VMware
3 18 (10.65%) Oracle
4 13 (7.69%) SAP
5 6 (3.55%) Cisco
6 5 (2.96%) HP
7 4 (2.37%) Dell
7 4 (2.37%) ServiceNow
8 3 (1.78%) Google
8 3 (1.78%) IBM
8 3 (1.78%) NetApp
9 2 (1.18%) Arista
9 2 (1.18%) Sage
9 2 (1.18%) Salesforce.com
9 2 (1.18%) Tableau
10 1 (0.59%) Facebook
10 1 (0.59%) Instagram
10 1 (0.59%) Sonus
10 1 (0.59%) Talend
10 1 (0.59%) Twitter