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 3 months to 26 June 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
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 14 25 17
Rank change year-on-year +11 -8  
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 118 110 111
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 8.45% 6.23% 7.37%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 41.70% 32.93% 32.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 75 86
Median daily rate £350 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.69%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £400 £445
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £350 £338
% change year-on-year +2.85% +3.70%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 6
Median hourly rate - £27.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +44.73%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.50 £32.66 £23.25
% change year-on-year +20.96% +40.45%  

SQL Server is in the database and business intelligence skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills.

Contract Database & Business Intelligence Skills
Manchester
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 283 334 337
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 20.27% 18.90% 22.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 144 201 233
Median daily rate £375 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.44%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £250 £272
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £383 £350
% change year-on-year +4.57% +9.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 6
Median hourly rate £22.00 £27.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +44.73%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £30.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year +24.59% +17.30%  

SQL Server
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Manchester citing SQL Server as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Database & Business Intelligence category.

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 3 months to 26 June 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 3 months to 26 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bolton - 3 - - 6
Stockport 0 2 £190 -43.70% 8
Rochdale - 2 - - 5
Salford +3 1 - - 3
SQL Server
North West

For the 6 months to 26 June 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.

1 156 (59.54%) SQL
2 118 (45.04%) .NET
3 86 (32.82%) C#
4 84 (32.06%) Agile Software Development
5 73 (27.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 73 (27.86%) MVC
6 68 (25.95%) Microsoft
7 65 (24.81%) Business Intelligence
8 57 (21.76%) JavaScript
9 56 (21.37%) ASP.NET
10 54 (20.61%) HTML
11 50 (19.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 47 (17.94%) CSS
13 46 (17.56%) Windows
14 45 (17.18%) Scrum
15 40 (15.27%) SQL Server 2008
16 38 (14.50%) jQuery
17 37 (14.12%) T-SQL
18 35 (13.36%) Data Warehouse
18 35 (13.36%) SQL Server 2014
19 34 (12.98%) Web Services
19 34 (12.98%) SQL Server Analysis Services
20 32 (12.21%) HTML5
20 32 (12.21%) ETL
21 31 (11.83%) Java
21 31 (11.83%) SQL Server 2012
21 31 (11.83%) ASP.NET Web API
22 30 (11.45%) Data Modelling
22 30 (11.45%) Finance
23 28 (10.69%) Oracle

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 19 (7.25%) Umbraco
2 17 (6.49%) CMS
3 9 (3.44%) BizTalk Server
3 9 (3.44%) WebSphere
4 8 (3.05%) SharePoint
5 6 (2.29%) Confluence
6 4 (1.53%) EPiServer
6 4 (1.53%) IIS
6 4 (1.53%) Tomcat
7 2 (0.76%) Apache Spark
7 2 (0.76%) JBoss
7 2 (0.76%) OpenEdge
7 2 (0.76%) SAS
8 1 (0.38%) Apache
8 1 (0.38%) nginx
8 1 (0.38%) NServiceBus
8 1 (0.38%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.38%) SharePoint Foundation
8 1 (0.38%) Sitecore CMS
8 1 (0.38%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 13 (4.96%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.76%) MS Visio
2 2 (0.76%) SPSS
3 1 (0.38%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 7 (2.67%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.38%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.38%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.38%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 13 (4.96%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (3.82%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (3.44%) PaaS
4 4 (1.53%) SaaS
5 3 (1.15%) AWS CloudFormation
5 3 (1.15%) IaaS
6 2 (0.76%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.38%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.38%) Amazon ElastiCache
7 1 (0.38%) Amazon ELB
7 1 (0.38%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.38%) CloudFront
7 1 (0.38%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.38%) Office 365
7 1 (0.38%) Zapier
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.15%) DNS
1 3 (1.15%) HTTP
1 3 (1.15%) SAN
2 2 (0.76%) IPsec
2 2 (0.76%) Remote Desktop
2 2 (0.76%) VPN
3 1 (0.38%) FTP
3 1 (0.38%) Intranet
3 1 (0.38%) LAN
3 1 (0.38%) Network Security
3 1 (0.38%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.38%) VLAN
3 1 (0.38%) VoIP
3 1 (0.38%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 73 (27.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 50 (19.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 40 (15.27%) SQL Server 2008
4 35 (13.36%) Data Warehouse
4 35 (13.36%) SQL Server 2014
5 34 (12.98%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 31 (11.83%) SQL Server 2012
7 27 (10.31%) Relational Database
8 19 (7.25%) SQL Server 2005
9 18 (6.87%) Power BI
10 14 (5.34%) Hadoop
11 13 (4.96%) NoSQL
12 9 (3.44%) DTS
12 9 (3.44%) QlikView
12 9 (3.44%) SQL Server 2000
13 8 (3.05%) RDBMS
13 8 (3.05%) SQL Server 2016
14 7 (2.67%) MySQL
15 5 (1.91%) Big Data
16 4 (1.53%) Qlik Sense
Development Applications
1 26 (9.92%) Team Foundation Server
2 19 (7.25%) JIRA
3 13 (4.96%) NUnit
4 10 (3.82%) AccuRev
4 10 (3.82%) Git (software)
5 5 (1.91%) Visual Studio
6 4 (1.53%) SpecFlow
7 3 (1.15%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 3 (1.15%) Gradle
7 3 (1.15%) Visual Studio Team System
8 2 (0.76%) Ant
8 2 (0.76%) Cucumber
8 2 (0.76%) Jenkins
8 2 (0.76%) Maven
8 2 (0.76%) Octopus Deploy
8 2 (0.76%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 1 (0.38%) Lombardi
9 1 (0.38%) Subversion
9 1 (0.38%) Toad
9 1 (0.38%) Vagrant
General
1 30 (11.45%) Finance
2 12 (4.58%) Banking
3 11 (4.20%) Telecoms
4 10 (3.82%) Marketing
5 8 (3.05%) Manufacturing
6 5 (1.91%) Retail
7 3 (1.15%) Electronics
8 2 (0.76%) Advertising
8 2 (0.76%) Back Office
8 2 (0.76%) Games
8 2 (0.76%) Legal
9 1 (0.38%) Law
Job Titles
1 148 (56.49%) Developer
2 38 (14.50%) .NET Developer
3 30 (11.45%) DBA
4 29 (11.07%) SQL DBA
5 28 (10.69%) SQL Developer
6 24 (9.16%) Architect
7 23 (8.78%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 20 (7.63%) Senior Developer
9 15 (5.73%) Consultant
10 14 (5.34%) Analyst
10 14 (5.34%) C# Developer
10 14 (5.34%) SSIS Developer
11 13 (4.96%) ASP.NET Developer
11 13 (4.96%) C# .NET Developer
11 13 (4.96%) Umbraco Developer
12 12 (4.58%) Java Developer
13 11 (4.20%) Software Developer
13 11 (4.20%) SQL BI Developer
13 11 (4.20%) SSRS Developer
14 10 (3.82%) SQL Server DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 118 (45.04%) .NET
2 56 (21.37%) ASP.NET
3 54 (20.61%) HTML
4 47 (17.94%) CSS
5 38 (14.50%) jQuery
6 34 (12.98%) Web Services
7 32 (12.21%) HTML5
8 31 (11.83%) ASP.NET Web API
9 23 (8.78%) .NET Framework
9 23 (8.78%) ASP.NET MVC
10 20 (7.63%) AngularJS
11 16 (6.11%) XML
12 15 (5.73%) WPF
13 14 (5.34%) REST
13 14 (5.34%) SOAP
14 13 (4.96%) WCF
14 13 (4.96%) WinForms
15 10 (3.82%) CSS3
15 10 (3.82%) J2EE
15 10 (3.82%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 24 (9.16%) Greenfield Project
2 17 (6.49%) Computer Science
3 10 (3.82%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (3.05%) Replication
5 7 (2.67%) Public Cloud
6 4 (1.53%) Fintech
7 3 (1.15%) Data Structures
7 3 (1.15%) Management Information System
7 3 (1.15%) User Experience
8 2 (0.76%) Algorithms
8 2 (0.76%) Clustering
8 2 (0.76%) Data Centre
8 2 (0.76%) iPad
8 2 (0.76%) Mobile App
8 2 (0.76%) NHS
9 1 (0.38%) CMDB
9 1 (0.38%) Data Protection Act
9 1 (0.38%) Online Games
9 1 (0.38%) Private Cloud
9 1 (0.38%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 46 (17.56%) Windows
2 16 (6.11%) Unix
2 16 (6.11%) Windows Server
3 10 (3.82%) Windows Server 2012
4 8 (3.05%) Linux
5 4 (1.53%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (0.76%) Android
6 2 (0.76%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.76%) CentOS
6 2 (0.76%) Windows Phone
6 2 (0.76%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.38%) Solaris
7 1 (0.38%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (32.06%) Agile Software Development
2 73 (27.86%) MVC
3 65 (24.81%) Business Intelligence
4 45 (17.18%) Scrum
5 32 (12.21%) ETL
6 30 (11.45%) Data Modelling
7 21 (8.02%) Migration
8 20 (7.63%) DevOps
9 19 (7.25%) TDD
10 18 (6.87%) Continuous Integration
11 15 (5.73%) Web Development
12 14 (5.34%) E-Commerce
12 14 (5.34%) ITIL
12 14 (5.34%) Mentoring
12 14 (5.34%) OO
13 13 (4.96%) Performance Tuning
14 12 (4.58%) CRM
14 12 (4.58%) OOP
14 12 (4.58%) Software Engineering
14 12 (4.58%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 156 (59.54%) SQL
2 86 (32.82%) C#
3 57 (21.76%) JavaScript
4 37 (14.12%) T-SQL
5 31 (11.83%) Java
6 17 (6.49%) Python
7 16 (6.11%) Shell Script
8 11 (4.20%) C++
9 10 (3.82%) PowerShell
10 9 (3.44%) Scala
11 6 (2.29%) PL/SQL
12 5 (1.91%) Go
13 4 (1.53%) Ruby
13 4 (1.53%) TypeScript
14 3 (1.15%) Bash Shell
14 3 (1.15%) R
14 3 (1.15%) VB.NET
15 2 (0.76%) Groovy
16 1 (0.38%) VBA
16 1 (0.38%) XPath
Qualifications
1 27 (10.31%) Degree
2 5 (1.91%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (1.53%) Security Cleared
4 2 (0.76%) DBS Check
4 2 (0.76%) MCSE
5 1 (0.38%) CCNA
5 1 (0.38%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.38%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (0.38%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.38%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.38%) MCITP
5 1 (0.38%) MCPD
5 1 (0.38%) MCSA
5 1 (0.38%) NCDA
5 1 (0.38%) NCIE
5 1 (0.38%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.38%) VCAP
5 1 (0.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.29%) Data Quality
2 2 (0.76%) SLA
3 1 (0.38%) Cyber Essentials
3 1 (0.38%) GDPR
3 1 (0.38%) GMP
3 1 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.38%) SEPA
System Software
1 5 (1.91%) Active Directory
2 4 (1.53%) Hyper-V
3 3 (1.15%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (0.76%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.38%) Docker
5 1 (0.38%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 14 (5.34%) Ansible
2 13 (4.96%) Failover Clustering
3 11 (4.20%) Puppet
4 10 (3.82%) Opscode Chef
5 9 (3.44%) Microsoft Clustering
6 5 (1.91%) Mesos
7 2 (0.76%) Terraform
8 1 (0.38%) BladeLogic
8 1 (0.38%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 1 (0.38%) Oracle RMAN
8 1 (0.38%) Packer
8 1 (0.38%) SCCM
8 1 (0.38%) SCOM
8 1 (0.38%) Wonderware InTouch
Vendors
1 68 (25.95%) Microsoft
2 28 (10.69%) Oracle
3 11 (4.20%) SAP
4 9 (3.44%) Sybase
4 9 (3.44%) TIBCO
5 8 (3.05%) Sitecore
6 7 (2.67%) Tableau
7 5 (1.91%) VMware
8 3 (1.15%) AppDynamics
8 3 (1.15%) ServiceNow
9 2 (0.76%) Guidewire
9 2 (0.76%) HP
9 2 (0.76%) IBM
9 2 (0.76%) JD Edwards
9 2 (0.76%) Symantec
10 1 (0.38%) Avaya
10 1 (0.38%) CA
10 1 (0.38%) Cisco
10 1 (0.38%) Citrix
10 1 (0.38%) NetApp
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