Period
to 26 May 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 26 May 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
26 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 5 5 8
Rank change year-on-year 0 +3 -3
Contract jobs citing SQL 452 404 363
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 14.71% 15.09% 9.96%
As % of the Programming Languages category 31.85% 35.63% 29.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 344 261 225
Manchester median daily rate £375 £340 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.29% -5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £275 £225 £246
90th Percentile £488 £488 £500
North West median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +7.14% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 17 7
Manchester median hourly rate £27.14 £15.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +75.10% -43.64% +41.03%
10th Percentile £12.75 £11.75 £13.50
90th Percentile £42.00 £40.00 £40.00
North West median hourly rate £32.50 £35.00 £26.83
% change year-on-year -7.14% +30.45% +16.65%

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 1,419 1,134 1,239
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 46.19% 42.35% 34.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,011 754 783
Manchester median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £300 £258 £263
90th Percentile £538 £511 £513
North West median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 33 25
Manchester median hourly rate £23.39 £40.00 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -41.53% +37.93% +45.00%
10th Percentile £12.75 £11.75 £13.50
90th Percentile £42.53 £48.00 £47.80
North West median hourly rate £36.25 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year -9.38% +11.11% +2.86%

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 26 May 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 26 May 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 26 May 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
Stockport -6 8 £385 +40.00% 14
Salford -1 7 £313 -7.41% 3
Bolton +1 6 £450 +24.14% 9
Wigan +1 5 £363 +7.41% 2
Altrincham -2 5 £390 +11.43% 13
Rochdale -9 2 £140 - 2
Oldham -1 1 £375 +17.19% 3
Cheadle - 1 £375 - 4
SQL
North West

For the 6 months to 26 May 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.

1 154 (34.07%) .NET
2 146 (32.30%) C#
2 146 (32.30%) SQL Server
3 116 (25.66%) Agile Software Development
4 109 (24.12%) Microsoft
5 80 (17.70%) MVC
6 77 (17.04%) HTML
6 77 (17.04%) CSS
7 76 (16.81%) Java
8 75 (16.59%) JavaScript
9 72 (15.93%) Oracle
10 63 (13.94%) Finance
11 60 (13.27%) Windows
12 55 (12.17%) TDD
13 52 (11.50%) Web Services
14 51 (11.28%) E-Commerce
15 48 (10.62%) WPF
16 45 (9.96%) Git (software)
17 44 (9.73%) Microsoft Azure
17 44 (9.73%) NoSQL
17 44 (9.73%) Business Intelligence
18 43 (9.51%) AngularJS
19 41 (9.07%) SOAP
19 41 (9.07%) ASP.NET
19 41 (9.07%) JIRA
20 40 (8.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
21 38 (8.41%) Software Engineering
21 38 (8.41%) ETL
21 38 (8.41%) REST
22 37 (8.19%) VB.NET

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 17 (3.76%) Apache
2 14 (3.10%) SAS
2 14 (3.10%) WebSphere
3 13 (2.88%) Tomcat
4 7 (1.55%) Apache Spark
4 7 (1.55%) Oracle Beehive
4 7 (1.55%) WebLogic
4 7 (1.55%) WildFly
5 6 (1.33%) BizTalk Server
5 6 (1.33%) SharePoint
6 5 (1.11%) Commerce Server
6 5 (1.11%) OpenEdge
7 4 (0.88%) Confluence
7 4 (0.88%) Drupal
7 4 (0.88%) IIS
7 4 (0.88%) OpenStack
8 2 (0.44%) Elasticsearch
8 2 (0.44%) nginx
8 2 (0.44%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 2 (0.44%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 27 (5.97%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (1.55%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (0.88%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.66%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.22%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 8 (1.77%) Elite 3E
2 5 (1.11%) Visualfiles
3 3 (0.66%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 2 (0.44%) JDE EnterpriseOne
4 2 (0.44%) Sage X3
4 2 (0.44%) Unit4 Business World
5 1 (0.22%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.22%) Sage 200
5 1 (0.22%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 44 (9.73%) Microsoft Azure
2 31 (6.86%) Amazon AWS
3 17 (3.76%) PaaS
4 13 (2.88%) IaaS
5 12 (2.65%) SaaS
6 7 (1.55%) GitHub
7 6 (1.33%) Amazon S3
7 6 (1.33%) Azure Data Factory
8 3 (0.66%) Azure Active Directory
8 3 (0.66%) Office 365
8 3 (0.66%) Slack
9 2 (0.44%) iPaaS
10 1 (0.22%) Amazon ELB
10 1 (0.22%) Amazon EMR
10 1 (0.22%) AWS Lambda
10 1 (0.22%) Azure Machine Learning
10 1 (0.22%) G Suite
10 1 (0.22%) npm
10 1 (0.22%) NuGet
10 1 (0.22%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 14 (3.10%) Internet
2 12 (2.65%) Firewall
3 8 (1.77%) SAN
4 6 (1.33%) SMS
5 5 (1.11%) DNS
5 5 (1.11%) HTTP
5 5 (1.11%) NAS
5 5 (1.11%) TCP/IP
6 4 (0.88%) SSL
7 3 (0.66%) DHCP
7 3 (0.66%) LAN
7 3 (0.66%) VLAN
7 3 (0.66%) VPN
8 2 (0.44%) Broadband
8 2 (0.44%) Network Security
8 2 (0.44%) WAN
8 2 (0.44%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (0.44%) Wireless
9 1 (0.22%) BGP
9 1 (0.22%) L2TP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 146 (32.30%) SQL Server
2 44 (9.73%) NoSQL
3 40 (8.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 36 (7.96%) Data Warehouse
5 35 (7.74%) Relational Database
6 34 (7.52%) MySQL
7 33 (7.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 26 (5.75%) MongoDB
9 25 (5.53%) SQL Server 2000
10 24 (5.31%) Azure SQL Database
11 18 (3.98%) PostgreSQL
12 15 (3.32%) Power BI
13 14 (3.10%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 13 (2.88%) Hadoop
14 13 (2.88%) SQL Server 2012
15 12 (2.65%) Big Data
16 11 (2.43%) DB2
16 11 (2.43%) SQL Server 2014
17 10 (2.21%) RavenDB
17 10 (2.21%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 45 (9.96%) Git (software)
2 41 (9.07%) JIRA
3 29 (6.42%) Visual Studio
4 26 (5.75%) AccuRev
5 15 (3.32%) Jenkins
6 12 (2.65%) Selenium
7 11 (2.43%) Team Foundation Server
8 10 (2.21%) Subversion
9 7 (1.55%) ERwin
9 7 (1.55%) JUnit
10 5 (1.11%) Cucumber
10 5 (1.11%) JMeter
10 5 (1.11%) NUnit
10 5 (1.11%) TeamCity
11 4 (0.88%) Jasmine
11 4 (0.88%) Liquibase
12 3 (0.66%) Eclipse
12 3 (0.66%) Gradle
12 3 (0.66%) IntelliJ
12 3 (0.66%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 63 (13.94%) Finance
2 19 (4.20%) Retail
3 15 (3.32%) Legal
4 12 (2.65%) Games
4 12 (2.65%) Law
5 11 (2.43%) Back Office
6 9 (1.99%) Banking
7 8 (1.77%) Manufacturing
7 8 (1.77%) Marketing
8 7 (1.55%) Billing
9 5 (1.11%) Automotive
10 4 (0.88%) General Ledger
11 3 (0.66%) Advertising
11 3 (0.66%) Telecoms
12 2 (0.44%) Investment Banking
13 1 (0.22%) Electronics
13 1 (0.22%) Publishing
13 1 (0.22%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 232 (51.33%) Developer
2 69 (15.27%) Analyst
3 54 (11.95%) .NET Developer
4 53 (11.73%) C# Developer
5 34 (7.52%) Software Developer
5 34 (7.52%) SQL Developer
6 31 (6.86%) C# .NET Developer
7 30 (6.64%) Full Stack Developer
7 30 (6.64%) Java Developer
8 25 (5.53%) Data Analyst
9 22 (4.87%) Architect
10 21 (4.65%) Consultant
11 14 (3.10%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
12 13 (2.88%) DBA
12 13 (2.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 12 (2.65%) Desktop Support
13 12 (2.65%) Forecast Analyst
13 12 (2.65%) Software Engineer
13 12 (2.65%) Team Leader
14 11 (2.43%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 154 (34.07%) .NET
2 77 (17.04%) CSS
2 77 (17.04%) HTML
3 52 (11.50%) Web Services
4 48 (10.62%) WPF
5 43 (9.51%) AngularJS
6 41 (9.07%) ASP.NET
6 41 (9.07%) SOAP
7 38 (8.41%) REST
8 37 (8.19%) .NET Framework
8 37 (8.19%) WinForms
9 35 (7.74%) jQuery
9 35 (7.74%) XML
10 24 (5.31%) WCF
11 22 (4.87%) ASP.NET MVC
11 22 (4.87%) Entity Framework
11 22 (4.87%) Spring
12 21 (4.65%) J2EE
12 21 (4.65%) React
13 20 (4.42%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 24 (5.31%) Greenfield Project
2 23 (5.09%) Analytical Skills
3 21 (4.65%) Enterprise Software
4 20 (4.42%) User Experience
5 15 (3.32%) Computer Science
5 15 (3.32%) Management Information System
6 10 (2.21%) Algorithms
7 8 (1.77%) Data Centre
7 8 (1.77%) Self-Motivation
7 8 (1.77%) Semantic Web
8 7 (1.55%) NHS
8 7 (1.55%) Replication
9 5 (1.11%) Mobile App
10 4 (0.88%) Clustering
11 2 (0.44%) Fintech
11 2 (0.44%) Wiki
12 1 (0.22%) Augmented Reality
12 1 (0.22%) Data Structures
12 1 (0.22%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 1 (0.22%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 60 (13.27%) Windows
2 36 (7.96%) Linux
3 26 (5.75%) Windows Server
4 17 (3.76%) Unix
4 17 (3.76%) Windows Server 2012
5 10 (2.21%) Windows Server 2008
6 9 (1.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 7 (1.55%) Windows 7
8 6 (1.33%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (1.11%) Android
9 5 (1.11%) Apple iOS
9 5 (1.11%) Oracle Linux
10 4 (0.88%) Windows 10
11 3 (0.66%) CentOS
12 2 (0.44%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.22%) Fedora
13 1 (0.22%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 116 (25.66%) Agile Software Development
2 80 (17.70%) MVC
3 55 (12.17%) TDD
4 51 (11.28%) E-Commerce
5 44 (9.73%) Business Intelligence
6 38 (8.41%) ETL
6 38 (8.41%) Software Engineering
7 32 (7.08%) Migration
8 31 (6.86%) BDD
9 30 (6.64%) Continuous Integration
10 27 (5.97%) Problem-Solving
11 26 (5.75%) Scrum
11 26 (5.75%) Test Automation
12 22 (4.87%) Data Modelling
12 22 (4.87%) SDLC
13 21 (4.65%) DevOps
13 21 (4.65%) Mentoring
13 21 (4.65%) Web Development
14 20 (4.42%) Analytics
14 20 (4.42%) Collaborative Working
Programming Languages
1 146 (32.30%) C#
2 76 (16.81%) Java
3 75 (16.59%) JavaScript
4 37 (8.19%) VB.NET
5 33 (7.30%) T-SQL
6 27 (5.97%) VB
7 23 (5.09%) Python
8 20 (4.42%) PowerShell
9 17 (3.76%) Ruby
10 15 (3.32%) C++
10 15 (3.32%) PL/SQL
11 12 (2.65%) PHP
11 12 (2.65%) Scala
12 11 (2.43%) Shell Script
13 8 (1.77%) VBScript
14 7 (1.55%) Groovy
14 7 (1.55%) Java 8
15 6 (1.33%) Erlang
16 5 (1.11%) R
17 4 (0.88%) Go
Qualifications
1 23 (5.09%) Degree
2 5 (1.11%) CCNP
2 5 (1.11%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (0.88%) CCDP
3 4 (0.88%) Chartered Engineer
3 4 (0.88%) CISM
3 4 (0.88%) CISSP
3 4 (0.88%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (0.88%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 3 (0.66%) Security Cleared
5 2 (0.44%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (0.44%) MCITP
6 1 (0.22%) CCIE
6 1 (0.22%) CESG Certified Professional
6 1 (0.22%) IISP
6 1 (0.22%) ISEB
6 1 (0.22%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.22%) JNCIP
6 1 (0.22%) MCTS
6 1 (0.22%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (2.65%) QA
2 10 (2.21%) Data Quality
3 5 (1.11%) WAI
4 4 (0.88%) PMO
5 2 (0.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.22%) Dodd-Frank
6 1 (0.22%) EMIR
6 1 (0.22%) MiFID
6 1 (0.22%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.22%) SLA
System Software
1 18 (3.98%) Active Directory
2 16 (3.54%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (1.77%) Hyper-V
4 6 (1.33%) Docker
4 6 (1.33%) VMware ESXi
5 5 (1.11%) Virtual Machines
5 5 (1.11%) Virtual Servers
5 5 (1.11%) vSphere
6 1 (0.22%) Apache Flume
6 1 (0.22%) Gluster
6 1 (0.22%) iptables
6 1 (0.22%) NFS
6 1 (0.22%) Varnish
6 1 (0.22%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 6 (1.33%) Puppet
2 5 (1.11%) Terraform
3 3 (0.66%) Failover Clustering
3 3 (0.66%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (0.66%) SCCM
3 3 (0.66%) SCOM
3 3 (0.66%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 2 (0.44%) Kibana
4 2 (0.44%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.44%) Tivoli
4 2 (0.44%) WSUS
5 1 (0.22%) Ansible
5 1 (0.22%) Cacti
5 1 (0.22%) HAProxy
5 1 (0.22%) Mesos
5 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (0.22%) Nagios
5 1 (0.22%) OpenNMS
5 1 (0.22%) RANCID
5 1 (0.22%) TADDM
Vendors
1 109 (24.12%) Microsoft
2 72 (15.93%) Oracle
3 26 (5.75%) Tableau
4 21 (4.65%) VMware
5 12 (2.65%) Informatica
6 10 (2.21%) Cisco
6 10 (2.21%) HP
6 10 (2.21%) Red Hat
7 9 (1.99%) Capita
8 7 (1.55%) CA
9 6 (1.33%) IBM
9 6 (1.33%) Intapp
9 6 (1.33%) SAP
10 5 (1.11%) Citrix
10 5 (1.11%) SnapLogic
11 4 (0.88%) Aderant
11 4 (0.88%) Google
11 4 (0.88%) Salesforce.com
11 4 (0.88%) webMethods
12 3 (0.66%) hybris