Period
to 21 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester with a requirement for SQL skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SQL over the 6 months to 21 October 2018 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.

SQL (Structured Query Language)
North West > Manchester
6 months to
21 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 8 5 7
Rank change year-on-year -3 +2 -2
Contract jobs citing SQL 409 395 407
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 13.19% 13.90% 11.14%
As % of the Programming Languages category 29.19% 33.25% 30.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 312 267 296
Manchester median daily rate £375 £388 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.23% +10.71% +3.70%
10th Percentile £285 £263 £220
90th Percentile £525 £563 £442
North West median daily rate £375 £388 £350
% change year-on-year -3.23% +10.71% -3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 23 10
Manchester median hourly rate £16.50 £14.00 £20.73
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.86% -32.47% -39.03%
10th Percentile £12.75 £11.75 £16.03
90th Percentile £38.75 £40.00 £25.25
North West median hourly rate £35.00 £30.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year +16.67% +36.36% -40.54%

SQL is in the Programming Languages 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 coding skills.

All Programming Languages
Manchester
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 1,401 1,188 1,343
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 45.18% 41.80% 36.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 971 824 960
Manchester median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £300 £300 £263
90th Percentile £556 £525 £519
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 39 28
Manchester median hourly rate £31.25 £35.00 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.71% +25.00% -23.29%
10th Percentile £13.05 £11.75 £14.09
90th Percentile £43.25 £48.15 £44.13
North West median hourly rate £35.00 £39.25 £28.50
% change year-on-year -10.83% +37.72% -22.97%

SQL
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

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

Job vacancy trend for SQL in Manchester

SQL
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SQL in Manchester.

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL in Manchester

SQL
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL in Manchester over the 6 months to 21 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SQL in Manchester

SQL
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL in Manchester.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL in Manchester

SQL
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Manchester

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL in Manchester over the 6 months to 21 October 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for SQL in Manchester

SQL
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 within the Manchester region over the 6 months to 21 October 2018. 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 -5 6 £450 +38.46% 10
Stockport -4 5 £425 +6.25% 17
Altrincham +4 2 £408 +4.49% 12
Wigan 0 2 £290 +0.87% 14
Rochdale -1 2 £160 - 4
Salford -10 2 £333 -11.21% 6
Sale - 1 £500 - 2
SQL
North West

For the 6 months to 21 October 2018, IT contractor jobs citing SQL 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.

1 157 (38.39%) .NET
2 140 (34.23%) C#
3 120 (29.34%) SQL Server
4 112 (27.38%) Agile Software Development
5 84 (20.54%) Microsoft
6 79 (19.32%) MVC
7 76 (18.58%) JavaScript
8 73 (17.85%) Oracle
9 59 (14.43%) JIRA
10 56 (13.69%) Java
11 52 (12.71%) E-Commerce
12 51 (12.47%) Microsoft Azure
13 45 (11.00%) T-SQL
13 45 (11.00%) VB.NET
13 45 (11.00%) NoSQL
14 44 (10.76%) Windows
14 44 (10.76%) TDD
15 43 (10.51%) HTML
15 43 (10.51%) Business Intelligence
16 42 (10.27%) ETL
16 42 (10.27%) CSS
16 42 (10.27%) Web Services
17 41 (10.02%) WinForms
18 38 (9.29%) AngularJS
19 37 (9.05%) Data Warehouse
20 36 (8.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
21 35 (8.56%) ASP.NET
22 34 (8.31%) Git (software)
23 33 (8.07%) .NET Framework
24 32 (7.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services

SQL
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 15 (3.67%) IIS
2 10 (2.44%) Confluence
2 10 (2.44%) MS Exchange
3 7 (1.71%) Apache Spark
3 7 (1.71%) SharePoint
4 6 (1.47%) OpenEdge
4 6 (1.47%) SAS
4 6 (1.47%) Tomcat
4 6 (1.47%) WebSphere
5 5 (1.22%) CMS
6 4 (0.98%) Apache
6 4 (0.98%) Elasticsearch
6 4 (0.98%) IBM Domino
6 4 (0.98%) IBM Notes
6 4 (0.98%) OpenStack
7 3 (0.73%) BizTalk Server
7 3 (0.73%) Drupal
8 2 (0.49%) CICS
8 2 (0.49%) Commerce Server
8 2 (0.49%) JBoss
Applications
1 9 (2.20%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (0.73%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 5 (1.22%) Dynamics CRM
1 5 (1.22%) Visualfiles
2 4 (0.98%) Dynamics AX
2 4 (0.98%) Elite 3E
3 2 (0.49%) Distributed Ledger
4 1 (0.24%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 1 (0.24%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.24%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.24%) Sage 200
4 1 (0.24%) Sage X3
4 1 (0.24%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 51 (12.47%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (3.18%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (2.20%) IaaS
4 8 (1.96%) Office 365
4 8 (1.96%) PaaS
5 6 (1.47%) Azure Active Directory
6 5 (1.22%) Azure Data Factory
6 5 (1.22%) GitHub
6 5 (1.22%) SaaS
7 4 (0.98%) AWS CloudFormation
8 3 (0.73%) Dynamics 365
8 3 (0.73%) SuccessFactors
9 2 (0.49%) Amazon EC2
9 2 (0.49%) Amazon ElastiCache
9 2 (0.49%) Amazon EMR
9 2 (0.49%) Amazon Kinesis
9 2 (0.49%) Amazon S3
9 2 (0.49%) Google Analytics
9 2 (0.49%) Slack
10 1 (0.24%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 9 (2.20%) Internet
2 8 (1.96%) SMS
3 7 (1.71%) Firewall
3 7 (1.71%) LAN
3 7 (1.71%) WAN
4 6 (1.47%) Skype
5 5 (1.22%) DHCP
5 5 (1.22%) DNS
5 5 (1.22%) SAN
6 4 (0.98%) NAS
7 3 (0.73%) HTTP
8 2 (0.49%) Fibre Channel
8 2 (0.49%) iSCSI
8 2 (0.49%) Network Security
8 2 (0.49%) TCP/IP
8 2 (0.49%) VPN
8 2 (0.49%) Wireless
9 1 (0.24%) Cisco ASA
9 1 (0.24%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 120 (29.34%) SQL Server
2 45 (11.00%) NoSQL
3 37 (9.05%) Data Warehouse
4 36 (8.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 32 (7.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 30 (7.33%) Relational Database
7 29 (7.09%) MySQL
8 23 (5.62%) PostgreSQL
8 23 (5.62%) Power BI
9 22 (5.38%) SQL Server 2000
10 17 (4.16%) MongoDB
11 15 (3.67%) Hadoop
11 15 (3.67%) Oracle Database
11 15 (3.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 13 (3.18%) Azure SQL Database
12 13 (3.18%) SQL Server 2016
13 12 (2.93%) Big Data
14 11 (2.69%) Apache Hive
14 11 (2.69%) DB2
15 9 (2.20%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 59 (14.43%) JIRA
2 34 (8.31%) Git (software)
3 27 (6.60%) AccuRev
4 15 (3.67%) Jenkins
4 15 (3.67%) Selenium
5 11 (2.69%) Octopus Deploy
6 10 (2.44%) Cucumber
7 9 (2.20%) JUnit
7 9 (2.20%) Visual Studio Team System
8 8 (1.96%) Team Foundation Server
8 8 (1.96%) Visual Studio
9 7 (1.71%) SoapUI
9 7 (1.71%) TeamCity
10 6 (1.47%) Bitbucket
10 6 (1.47%) Subversion
11 5 (1.22%) Eclipse
11 5 (1.22%) Mockito
11 5 (1.22%) TestNG
12 4 (0.98%) IntelliJ
13 3 (0.73%) ERwin
General
1 27 (6.60%) Finance
2 21 (5.13%) Retail
3 19 (4.65%) Legal
4 13 (3.18%) Law
5 10 (2.44%) Automotive
6 9 (2.20%) Banking
7 6 (1.47%) Billing
7 6 (1.47%) Games
8 4 (0.98%) Back Office
8 4 (0.98%) Investment Banking
9 3 (0.73%) Advertising
9 3 (0.73%) Marketing
10 2 (0.49%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.49%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.49%) Telecoms
11 1 (0.24%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 245 (59.90%) Developer
2 87 (21.27%) .NET Developer
3 60 (14.67%) C# Developer
4 50 (12.22%) SQL Developer
5 43 (10.51%) C# .NET Developer
6 42 (10.27%) Analyst
7 25 (6.11%) Software Developer
8 21 (5.13%) Full Stack Developer
8 21 (5.13%) Java Developer
9 18 (4.40%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 16 (3.91%) C# Software Developer
11 15 (3.67%) VB.NET Developer
12 14 (3.42%) C# VB.NET Developer
13 13 (3.18%) DBA
13 13 (3.18%) Senior Developer
14 12 (2.93%) .NET Software Developer
15 11 (2.69%) Consultant
15 11 (2.69%) Support Analyst
16 10 (2.44%) Applications Support
16 10 (2.44%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 157 (38.39%) .NET
2 43 (10.51%) HTML
3 42 (10.27%) CSS
3 42 (10.27%) Web Services
4 41 (10.02%) WinForms
5 38 (9.29%) AngularJS
6 35 (8.56%) ASP.NET
7 33 (8.07%) .NET Framework
8 32 (7.82%) WPF
9 28 (6.85%) RESTful
9 28 (6.85%) WCF
10 25 (6.11%) jQuery
11 24 (5.87%) ASP.NET Web API
12 23 (5.62%) Spring
13 21 (5.13%) React
13 21 (5.13%) XML
14 14 (3.42%) .NET Core
14 14 (3.42%) ASP.NET MVC
14 14 (3.42%) JSON
15 13 (3.18%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 25 (6.11%) Computer Science
2 19 (4.65%) Greenfield Project
3 17 (4.16%) Analytical Skills
4 13 (3.18%) Enterprise Software
5 11 (2.69%) Management Information System
6 7 (1.71%) User Experience
7 6 (1.47%) Data Centre
8 5 (1.22%) Cloud Native
9 4 (0.98%) Mobile App
9 4 (0.98%) Replication
9 4 (0.98%) Self-Motivation
10 3 (0.73%) CMDB
10 3 (0.73%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 2 (0.49%) Data Structures
11 2 (0.49%) Fintech
11 2 (0.49%) Hedge funds
11 2 (0.49%) IBM Mainframe
11 2 (0.49%) SWIFT
11 2 (0.49%) Video Conferencing
11 2 (0.49%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 44 (10.76%) Windows
2 29 (7.09%) Linux
3 26 (6.36%) Windows Server
4 18 (4.40%) Unix
5 6 (1.47%) Windows 10
6 5 (1.22%) Apple iOS
7 4 (0.98%) Android
7 4 (0.98%) CentOS
8 2 (0.49%) Oracle Linux
8 2 (0.49%) Windows 7
8 2 (0.49%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.24%) Solaris
9 1 (0.24%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.24%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 112 (27.38%) Agile Software Development
2 79 (19.32%) MVC
3 52 (12.71%) E-Commerce
4 44 (10.76%) TDD
5 43 (10.51%) Business Intelligence
6 42 (10.27%) ETL
7 27 (6.60%) Problem-Solving
7 27 (6.60%) Test Automation
8 26 (6.36%) Software Engineering
9 24 (5.87%) Data Modelling
9 24 (5.87%) Migration
10 22 (5.38%) Scrum
11 21 (5.13%) BDD
11 21 (5.13%) DevOps
12 20 (4.89%) Analytics
12 20 (4.89%) Continuous Integration
12 20 (4.89%) Stakeholder Management
13 19 (4.65%) SDLC
14 16 (3.91%) Front End Development
15 15 (3.67%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 140 (34.23%) C#
2 76 (18.58%) JavaScript
3 56 (13.69%) Java
4 45 (11.00%) T-SQL
4 45 (11.00%) VB.NET
5 21 (5.13%) VB
6 19 (4.65%) PowerShell
7 16 (3.91%) Python
8 15 (3.67%) PHP
9 12 (2.93%) Java 8
10 10 (2.44%) Ruby
10 10 (2.44%) Shell Script
11 9 (2.20%) Perl
11 9 (2.20%) PL/SQL
12 8 (1.96%) Erlang
13 7 (1.71%) C++
13 7 (1.71%) VBA
13 7 (1.71%) VBScript
14 5 (1.22%) Scala
14 5 (1.22%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 31 (7.58%) Degree
2 14 (3.42%) Security Cleared
3 9 (2.20%) SC Cleared
4 6 (1.47%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (0.73%) Computer Science Degree
5 3 (0.73%) MCSE
6 2 (0.49%) CCDP
6 2 (0.49%) CCNP
6 2 (0.49%) Chartered Engineer
6 2 (0.49%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (0.49%) CISM
6 2 (0.49%) CISSP
6 2 (0.49%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.24%) Analytics IQ
7 1 (0.24%) MCITP
7 1 (0.24%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (3.18%) QA
2 8 (1.96%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.24%) PMO
3 1 (0.24%) SLA
System Software
1 23 (5.62%) Active Directory
2 8 (1.96%) Hyper-V
3 7 (1.71%) Virtual Machines
4 6 (1.47%) Docker
5 4 (0.98%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (0.98%) Xen
6 3 (0.73%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (0.73%) XenApp
6 3 (0.73%) XenServer
7 2 (0.49%) vSphere
8 1 (0.24%) Gluster
8 1 (0.24%) iptables
8 1 (0.24%) NFS
8 1 (0.24%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 15 (3.67%) SCCM
2 6 (1.47%) Puppet
3 5 (1.22%) Microsoft Intune
4 4 (0.98%) BladeLogic
4 4 (0.98%) SCOM
4 4 (0.98%) Terraform
5 3 (0.73%) HP Quality Center
5 3 (0.73%) ThinApp
5 3 (0.73%) Tivoli
6 2 (0.49%) Ansible
6 2 (0.49%) Failover Clustering
6 2 (0.49%) Kibana
6 2 (0.49%) NetBackup
6 2 (0.49%) SCOrch
6 2 (0.49%) WSUS
7 1 (0.24%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.24%) Data Guard
7 1 (0.24%) Netcool
7 1 (0.24%) Netcool/OMNIbus
7 1 (0.24%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 84 (20.54%) Microsoft
2 73 (17.85%) Oracle
3 12 (2.93%) VMware
4 11 (2.69%) Citrix
5 9 (2.20%) Cisco
5 9 (2.20%) Informatica
5 9 (2.20%) Tableau
6 8 (1.96%) IBM
7 7 (1.71%) SAP
8 6 (1.47%) Google
8 6 (1.47%) HP
9 5 (1.22%) Red Hat
10 4 (0.98%) Aderant
10 4 (0.98%) BMC
10 4 (0.98%) Cloudera
10 4 (0.98%) Hortonworks
10 4 (0.98%) Lotus
10 4 (0.98%) Teradata
10 4 (0.98%) TIBCO
11 3 (0.73%) hybris