Period
to 22 November 2017

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 November 2017 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 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 14 13 20
Rank change year-on-year -1 +7 -8
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 262 315 261
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 8.88% 8.87% 6.91%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 38.47% 38.89% 30.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 199 230 189
Manchester median daily rate £375 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% - +9.38%
10th Percentile £299 £250 £225
90th Percentile £501 £457 £459
North West median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +7.14% - +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 5
Manchester median hourly rate £15.69 £14.75 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.37% -22.37% -9.52%
10th Percentile £15.35 £14.38 £14.00
90th Percentile £16.04 £15.13 £40.10
North West median hourly rate £27.00 £25.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year +8.00% -26.47% +51.11%

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 681 810 844
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 23.07% 22.82% 22.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 487 544 552
Manchester median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +15.38%
10th Percentile £294 £246 £263
90th Percentile £575 £538 £513
North West median daily rate £400 £375 £400
% change year-on-year +6.67% -6.25% +23.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 8
Manchester median hourly rate £18.85 £21.63 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.86% +13.82% -6.17%
10th Percentile £15.91 £13.94 £11.35
90th Percentile £22.30 £35.22 £39.88
North West median hourly rate £42.75 £35.75 £40.00
% change year-on-year +19.58% -10.63% +45.45%

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 November 2017.

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 22 November 2017. 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
Bolton 0 11 £463 +60.87% 6
Wigan +5 5 £295 -21.33% 2
Salford +4 3 - - 4
Altrincham -7 3 £338 - 2
Stockport -2 1 - - 2
Cheadle - 1 £313 -
Rochdale - 1 - - 6
SQL Server
North West

For the 6 months to 22 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Manchester region with a requirement for SQL Server.

1 152 (58.02%) .NET
2 135 (51.53%) SQL
3 102 (38.93%) C#
4 86 (32.82%) Agile Software Development
5 80 (30.53%) Microsoft
6 76 (29.01%) MVC
7 64 (24.43%) ASP.NET
8 62 (23.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 58 (22.14%) Business Intelligence
10 56 (21.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 48 (18.32%) JavaScript
12 46 (17.56%) CSS
13 43 (16.41%) HTML
13 43 (16.41%) T-SQL
14 40 (15.27%) TDD
14 40 (15.27%) WPF
15 39 (14.89%) .NET Framework
16 38 (14.50%) Windows
17 36 (13.74%) ASP.NET Web API
18 35 (13.36%) Oracle
19 34 (12.98%) Visual Studio
20 33 (12.60%) ETL
21 31 (11.83%) AngularJS
21 31 (11.83%) jQuery
21 31 (11.83%) ASP.NET MVC
22 30 (11.45%) Data Warehouse
23 28 (10.69%) Migration
23 28 (10.69%) WinForms
24 27 (10.31%) Finance
24 27 (10.31%) Degree

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 (6.11%) SharePoint
2 8 (3.05%) IIS
3 6 (2.29%) Elasticsearch
3 6 (2.29%) NServiceBus
3 6 (2.29%) Umbraco
4 5 (1.91%) Apache Spark
4 5 (1.91%) MS Exchange
5 3 (1.15%) BizTalk Server
5 3 (1.15%) CMS
5 3 (1.15%) SharePoint 2013
5 3 (1.15%) SharePoint Server
5 3 (1.15%) Sitecore CMS
6 2 (0.76%) Apache
6 2 (0.76%) Confluence
6 2 (0.76%) nginx
6 2 (0.76%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.38%) Apache Solr
7 1 (0.38%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.38%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 10 (3.82%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (2.29%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.38%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.38%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 11 (4.20%) Dynamics AX
2 10 (3.82%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (1.15%) Visualfiles
4 2 (0.76%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.38%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 1 (0.38%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 20 (7.63%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (3.05%) PaaS
3 7 (2.67%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (2.29%) GitHub
5 4 (1.53%) Office 365
6 3 (1.15%) AWS CloudFormation
7 2 (0.76%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (0.76%) Amazon ElastiCache
7 2 (0.76%) Amazon ELB
7 2 (0.76%) Amazon S3
7 2 (0.76%) CloudFront
8 1 (0.38%) Dynamics 365
8 1 (0.38%) Google Analytics
8 1 (0.38%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.29%) Network Security
2 5 (1.91%) SAN
3 3 (1.15%) DNS
3 3 (1.15%) Intranet
4 2 (0.76%) FTP
4 2 (0.76%) TCP/IP
4 2 (0.76%) VLAN
4 2 (0.76%) VPN
4 2 (0.76%) WAN
5 1 (0.38%) CTI
5 1 (0.38%) Firewall
5 1 (0.38%) Internet
5 1 (0.38%) IPsec
5 1 (0.38%) LAN
5 1 (0.38%) NAS
5 1 (0.38%) PBX
5 1 (0.38%) Remote Desktop
5 1 (0.38%) RIP
5 1 (0.38%) Unified Communications
5 1 (0.38%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 62 (23.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 56 (21.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 30 (11.45%) Data Warehouse
4 21 (8.02%) Power BI
4 21 (8.02%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 20 (7.63%) Relational Database
6 18 (6.87%) SQL Server 2014
7 16 (6.11%) SQL Server 2008
8 14 (5.34%) SQL Server 2000
9 13 (4.96%) Hadoop
9 13 (4.96%) SQL Server 2012
10 12 (4.58%) NoSQL
11 11 (4.20%) SQL Server 2016
12 9 (3.44%) QlikView
13 7 (2.67%) Big Data
13 7 (2.67%) SQL Server 2005
14 6 (2.29%) Oracle Database
14 6 (2.29%) RDBMS
15 4 (1.53%) DataStage
15 4 (1.53%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 34 (12.98%) Visual Studio
2 27 (10.31%) Team Foundation Server
3 17 (6.49%) JIRA
4 12 (4.58%) AccuRev
5 4 (1.53%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 4 (1.53%) Cucumber
5 4 (1.53%) SoapUI
5 4 (1.53%) SpecFlow
5 4 (1.53%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 4 (1.53%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 3 (1.15%) Grunt
6 3 (1.15%) gulp
6 3 (1.15%) MorphX
6 3 (1.15%) NUnit
6 3 (1.15%) Toad
7 2 (0.76%) Bitbucket
7 2 (0.76%) Gradle
7 2 (0.76%) Jenkins
7 2 (0.76%) JProfiler
7 2 (0.76%) SonarQube
General
1 27 (10.31%) Finance
2 11 (4.20%) Back Office
2 11 (4.20%) Retail
3 9 (3.44%) Manufacturing
4 6 (2.29%) Advertising
4 6 (2.29%) Marketing
5 5 (1.91%) Retail Finance
5 5 (1.91%) Telecoms
6 4 (1.53%) Law
6 4 (1.53%) Legal
7 3 (1.15%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.76%) Banking
8 2 (0.76%) Electronics
8 2 (0.76%) General Ledger
9 1 (0.38%) French Language
9 1 (0.38%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.38%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 140 (53.44%) Developer
2 44 (16.79%) .NET Developer
3 36 (13.74%) C# Developer
4 30 (11.45%) C# .NET Developer
4 30 (11.45%) SQL Developer
5 24 (9.16%) Analyst
5 24 (9.16%) Architect
6 20 (7.63%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 18 (6.87%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
8 14 (5.34%) DBA
8 14 (5.34%) Technical Leader
9 13 (4.96%) ASP.NET Developer
9 13 (4.96%) Data Analyst
10 12 (4.58%) Angular Developer
10 12 (4.58%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 12 (4.58%) Software Developer
11 11 (4.20%) Full Stack Developer
11 11 (4.20%) Sitecore Developer
12 10 (3.82%) SQL BI Developer
12 10 (3.82%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 152 (58.02%) .NET
2 64 (24.43%) ASP.NET
3 46 (17.56%) CSS
4 43 (16.41%) HTML
5 40 (15.27%) WPF
6 39 (14.89%) .NET Framework
7 36 (13.74%) ASP.NET Web API
8 31 (11.83%) AngularJS
8 31 (11.83%) ASP.NET MVC
8 31 (11.83%) jQuery
9 28 (10.69%) WinForms
10 25 (9.54%) WCF
10 25 (9.54%) Web Services
11 23 (8.78%) HTML5
12 18 (6.87%) CSS3
12 18 (6.87%) Entity Framework
13 12 (4.58%) XML
14 10 (3.82%) SOAP
15 9 (3.44%) RabbitMQ
15 9 (3.44%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 22 (8.40%) Greenfield Project
2 16 (6.11%) Computer Science
3 14 (5.34%) Analytical Skills
4 13 (4.96%) Data Structures
5 8 (3.05%) Clustering
6 7 (2.67%) NHS
7 6 (2.29%) Management Information System
7 6 (2.29%) Replication
8 5 (1.91%) Public Cloud
9 4 (1.53%) Data Centre
10 3 (1.15%) N-Tier
11 2 (0.76%) Blackberry
11 2 (0.76%) Fintech
11 2 (0.76%) Linux Command Line
12 1 (0.38%) BYOD
12 1 (0.38%) CMDB
12 1 (0.38%) Fat Client
12 1 (0.38%) Life Science
12 1 (0.38%) State Machine
12 1 (0.38%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 38 (14.50%) Windows
2 13 (4.96%) Windows Server
3 12 (4.58%) Windows Server 2012
4 10 (3.82%) Unix
5 4 (1.53%) Linux
6 3 (1.15%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (1.15%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (0.76%) CentOS
7 2 (0.76%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.38%) Android
8 1 (0.38%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 86 (32.82%) Agile Software Development
2 76 (29.01%) MVC
3 58 (22.14%) Business Intelligence
4 40 (15.27%) TDD
5 33 (12.60%) ETL
6 28 (10.69%) Migration
7 21 (8.02%) DevOps
7 21 (8.02%) Scrum
8 20 (7.63%) Data Modelling
9 16 (6.11%) Data Migration
9 16 (6.11%) E-Commerce
10 15 (5.73%) Software Engineering
11 14 (5.34%) CRM
12 13 (4.96%) Unit Testing
12 13 (4.96%) Web Development
13 12 (4.58%) Continuous Integration
14 11 (4.20%) Test Automation
15 10 (3.82%) Analytics
15 10 (3.82%) BDD
16 9 (3.44%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 135 (51.53%) SQL
2 102 (38.93%) C#
3 48 (18.32%) JavaScript
4 43 (16.41%) T-SQL
5 17 (6.49%) Java
6 14 (5.34%) Python
7 10 (3.82%) PowerShell
8 9 (3.44%) Shell Script
9 8 (3.05%) C++
9 8 (3.05%) TypeScript
9 8 (3.05%) VB.NET
10 7 (2.67%) Go
11 6 (2.29%) VB
12 5 (1.91%) Scala
12 5 (1.91%) VBA
13 3 (1.15%) Bash Shell
13 3 (1.15%) PHP
13 3 (1.15%) X++
14 2 (0.76%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
14 2 (0.76%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 27 (10.31%) Degree
2 5 (1.91%) Computer Science Degree
2 5 (1.91%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (1.15%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.38%) ISEB
4 1 (0.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (0.38%) MCITP
4 1 (0.38%) MCSE
4 1 (0.38%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (4.20%) Data Quality
2 9 (3.44%) QA
3 1 (0.38%) HL7
System Software
1 14 (5.34%) Active Directory
2 6 (2.29%) Docker
2 6 (2.29%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (0.76%) Hyper-V
3 2 (0.76%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.38%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.38%) Xen
4 1 (0.38%) XenApp
4 1 (0.38%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 11 (4.20%) Ansible
2 8 (3.05%) Puppet
3 7 (2.67%) Mesos
4 6 (2.29%) Rancher
5 4 (1.53%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (1.15%) Oozie
6 3 (1.15%) SCCM
6 3 (1.15%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 2 (0.76%) BladeLogic
7 2 (0.76%) Failover Clustering
7 2 (0.76%) Packer
8 1 (0.38%) Microsoft Clustering
8 1 (0.38%) Terraform
Vendors
1 80 (30.53%) Microsoft
2 35 (13.36%) Oracle
3 16 (6.11%) Sitecore
4 10 (3.82%) VMware
5 7 (2.67%) Tableau
6 6 (2.29%) Citrix
7 5 (1.91%) SendGrid
8 4 (1.53%) IBM
8 4 (1.53%) SAP
9 3 (1.15%) Nintex
9 3 (1.15%) Xamarin
10 2 (0.76%) AppDynamics
10 2 (0.76%) Capita
10 2 (0.76%) Google
10 2 (0.76%) LexisNexis
10 2 (0.76%) MuleSoft
10 2 (0.76%) New Relic
10 2 (0.76%) Perforce
10 2 (0.76%) SaltStack
10 2 (0.76%) Teradata