Period
to 24 February 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 24 February 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
24 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 5 6 5
Rank change year-on-year +1 -1 0
Contract jobs citing SQL 360 401 503
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 13.30% 13.30% 13.08%
As % of the Programming Languages category 29.01% 32.13% 35.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 270 290 305
Manchester median daily rate £370 £350 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.71% -3.45% +11.54%
10th Percentile £256 £225 £213
90th Percentile £502 £475 £525
North West median daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +5.71% - +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 7 14
Manchester median hourly rate £20.25 £18.00 £25.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.47% -30.10% +7.29%
10th Percentile £11.73 £14.45 £12.33
90th Percentile £40.00 £29.04 £40.00
North West median hourly rate £32.25 £39.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year -18.35% +6.76% +54.17%

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 1,241 1,248 1,422
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 45.84% 41.39% 36.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 890 898 854
Manchester median daily rate £400 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +3.45% +11.54%
10th Percentile £275 £270 £246
90th Percentile £563 £500 £500
North West median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +10.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 15 50
Manchester median hourly rate £18.07 £22.90 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.09% -21.03% +18.37%
10th Percentile £13.50 £14.38 £13.40
90th Percentile £41.83 £46.75 £40.00
North West median hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year -6.25% +8.11% +13.85%

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 24 February 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 24 February 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 24 February 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 +1 11 £400 +12.28% 16
Stockport -9 9 - - 8
Salford +5 6 £338 -15.09% 7
Wigan 0 5 £295 -7.45% 6
Rochdale - 2 £140 - 4
Bury +2 1 £475 - 11
Oldham -1 1 £375 - 3
Cheadle - 1 £375 - 4
SQL
North West

For the 6 months to 24 February 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.

1 124 (34.44%) SQL Server
2 108 (30.00%) .NET
3 104 (28.89%) Agile Software Development
4 97 (26.94%) C#
5 75 (20.83%) Microsoft
6 70 (19.44%) MVC
7 63 (17.50%) JavaScript
8 62 (17.22%) Business Intelligence
9 61 (16.94%) Java
10 58 (16.11%) Finance
11 56 (15.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 51 (14.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 51 (14.17%) HTML
12 51 (14.17%) Oracle
12 51 (14.17%) Windows
13 49 (13.61%) CSS
14 47 (13.06%) JIRA
15 46 (12.78%) Linux
16 43 (11.94%) WPF
16 43 (11.94%) TDD
16 43 (11.94%) AngularJS
17 38 (10.56%) Data Warehouse
18 36 (10.00%) ASP.NET
18 36 (10.00%) T-SQL
18 36 (10.00%) ETL
18 36 (10.00%) Git (software)
19 35 (9.72%) NoSQL
20 33 (9.17%) Web Services
21 32 (8.89%) E-Commerce
21 32 (8.89%) Migration

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 14 (3.89%) Tomcat
1 14 (3.89%) WebSphere
2 12 (3.33%) Apache
3 8 (2.22%) Confluence
4 7 (1.94%) Apache Spark
4 7 (1.94%) Oracle Beehive
4 7 (1.94%) SharePoint
4 7 (1.94%) WebLogic
4 7 (1.94%) WildFly
5 5 (1.39%) CMS
6 4 (1.11%) Commerce Server
7 3 (0.83%) nginx
8 2 (0.56%) IIS
8 2 (0.56%) NServiceBus
8 2 (0.56%) SAS
8 2 (0.56%) WebSphere Application Server
9 1 (0.28%) JBoss
9 1 (0.28%) MS Exchange
9 1 (0.28%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 1 (0.28%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 31 (8.61%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (1.67%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (0.83%) MS Visio
3 3 (0.83%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.28%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.28%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 12 (3.33%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 4 (1.11%) Elite 3E
3 3 (0.83%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.83%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.83%) Unit4 Business World
4 1 (0.28%) Magento
4 1 (0.28%) Sage X3
4 1 (0.28%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 1 (0.28%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 29 (8.06%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (3.89%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (2.50%) PaaS
3 9 (2.50%) Slack
4 3 (0.83%) IaaS
4 3 (0.83%) Office 365
5 2 (0.56%) Amazon S3
5 2 (0.56%) Dynamics 365
5 2 (0.56%) iPaaS
5 2 (0.56%) SaaS
6 1 (0.28%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 1 (0.28%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.28%) Amazon ELB
6 1 (0.28%) Amazon EMR
6 1 (0.28%) AWS Lambda
6 1 (0.28%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.28%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.28%) npm
6 1 (0.28%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 7 (1.94%) Internet
2 4 (1.11%) Network Security
2 4 (1.11%) SSL
3 3 (0.83%) DNS
3 3 (0.83%) Firewall
3 3 (0.83%) NAS
3 3 (0.83%) SAN
3 3 (0.83%) SMS
3 3 (0.83%) VPN
4 2 (0.56%) Broadband
4 2 (0.56%) HTTP
4 2 (0.56%) Intranet
4 2 (0.56%) LAN
4 2 (0.56%) SSH
4 2 (0.56%) TCP/IP
4 2 (0.56%) VLAN
5 1 (0.28%) Fibre Channel
5 1 (0.28%) Intrusion Detection
5 1 (0.28%) LLU
5 1 (0.28%) MRTG
Database & Business Intelligence
1 124 (34.44%) SQL Server
2 56 (15.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 51 (14.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 38 (10.56%) Data Warehouse
5 35 (9.72%) NoSQL
6 26 (7.22%) MySQL
6 26 (7.22%) Relational Database
7 22 (6.11%) SQL Server 2000
7 22 (6.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 19 (5.28%) Power BI
9 18 (5.00%) MongoDB
10 17 (4.72%) Azure SQL Database
11 13 (3.61%) Hadoop
11 13 (3.61%) PostgreSQL
12 11 (3.06%) SQL Server 2014
13 10 (2.78%) Big Data
14 8 (2.22%) DB2
14 8 (2.22%) QlikView
14 8 (2.22%) SQL Server 2012
14 8 (2.22%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 47 (13.06%) JIRA
2 36 (10.00%) Git (software)
3 23 (6.39%) Visual Studio
4 20 (5.56%) AccuRev
5 18 (5.00%) Team Foundation Server
6 11 (3.06%) Cucumber
6 11 (3.06%) TeamCity
7 9 (2.50%) Jenkins
7 9 (2.50%) Selenium
8 8 (2.22%) Subversion
9 6 (1.67%) JUnit
10 5 (1.39%) JMeter
11 4 (1.11%) Liquibase
12 3 (0.83%) Eclipse
12 3 (0.83%) IntelliJ
12 3 (0.83%) Maven
12 3 (0.83%) Mercurial
13 2 (0.56%) MSTest
13 2 (0.56%) NUnit
13 2 (0.56%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 58 (16.11%) Finance
2 27 (7.50%) Retail
3 14 (3.89%) Banking
4 12 (3.33%) Marketing
5 9 (2.50%) Law
6 8 (2.22%) Back Office
6 8 (2.22%) Telecoms
7 7 (1.94%) Billing
7 7 (1.94%) Legal
7 7 (1.94%) Manufacturing
8 4 (1.11%) Advertising
8 4 (1.11%) Electronics
8 4 (1.11%) General Ledger
9 3 (0.83%) Retail Finance
10 2 (0.56%) Games
10 2 (0.56%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.28%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.28%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 196 (54.44%) Developer
2 60 (16.67%) Analyst
3 42 (11.67%) SQL Developer
4 40 (11.11%) C# Developer
5 37 (10.28%) .NET Developer
6 30 (8.33%) Software Developer
7 25 (6.94%) C# .NET Developer
8 24 (6.67%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 22 (6.11%) Data Analyst
10 21 (5.83%) Java Developer
11 19 (5.28%) Full Stack Developer
12 16 (4.44%) Consultant
13 13 (3.61%) Angular Developer
13 13 (3.61%) Desktop Support
13 13 (3.61%) Software Engineer
14 12 (3.33%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
14 12 (3.33%) Forecast Analyst
14 12 (3.33%) WebSphere Developer
15 11 (3.06%) Architect
15 11 (3.06%) Java Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 108 (30.00%) .NET
2 51 (14.17%) HTML
3 49 (13.61%) CSS
4 43 (11.94%) AngularJS
4 43 (11.94%) WPF
5 36 (10.00%) ASP.NET
6 33 (9.17%) Web Services
7 32 (8.89%) REST
8 31 (8.61%) WinForms
9 28 (7.78%) .NET Framework
9 28 (7.78%) jQuery
10 27 (7.50%) SOAP
11 25 (6.94%) ASP.NET MVC
12 23 (6.39%) XML
13 21 (5.83%) ASP.NET Web API
13 21 (5.83%) WCF
14 18 (5.00%) Node.js
15 17 (4.72%) Entity Framework
16 14 (3.89%) Ajax
17 13 (3.61%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 23 (6.39%) Greenfield Project
2 15 (4.17%) Computer Science
3 13 (3.61%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (3.06%) User Experience
5 10 (2.78%) NHS
6 8 (2.22%) Algorithms
7 5 (1.39%) Enterprise Software
8 4 (1.11%) Data Centre
8 4 (1.11%) Mainframe
8 4 (1.11%) Replication
9 3 (0.83%) Clustering
9 3 (0.83%) Data Structures
9 3 (0.83%) N-Tier
10 2 (0.56%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 2 (0.56%) FMCG
10 2 (0.56%) Management Information System
10 2 (0.56%) Mobile App
11 1 (0.28%) Fintech
11 1 (0.28%) Linux Command Line
11 1 (0.28%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 51 (14.17%) Windows
2 46 (12.78%) Linux
3 20 (5.56%) Windows Server 2012
4 18 (5.00%) Windows Server
5 13 (3.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 13 (3.61%) Unix
6 8 (2.22%) Windows Server 2008
7 7 (1.94%) Oracle Linux
8 4 (1.11%) Windows 7
9 3 (0.83%) Ubuntu
9 3 (0.83%) Windows 10
9 3 (0.83%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (0.56%) Apple iOS
10 2 (0.56%) CentOS
10 2 (0.56%) Kali Linux
11 1 (0.28%) Android
11 1 (0.28%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 104 (28.89%) Agile Software Development
2 70 (19.44%) MVC
3 62 (17.22%) Business Intelligence
4 43 (11.94%) TDD
5 36 (10.00%) ETL
6 32 (8.89%) E-Commerce
6 32 (8.89%) Migration
7 28 (7.78%) SDLC
8 27 (7.50%) Software Engineering
9 26 (7.22%) Test Automation
10 24 (6.67%) BDD
11 22 (6.11%) Scrum
12 21 (5.83%) DevOps
13 18 (5.00%) Mentoring
14 17 (4.72%) Data Analysis
14 17 (4.72%) Web Development
15 16 (4.44%) Data Migration
16 14 (3.89%) Visualisation
17 13 (3.61%) Microservices
18 12 (3.33%) Planning and Forecasting
Programming Languages
1 97 (26.94%) C#
2 63 (17.50%) JavaScript
3 61 (16.94%) Java
4 36 (10.00%) T-SQL
5 21 (5.83%) PowerShell
6 20 (5.56%) Python
7 17 (4.72%) VB.NET
8 16 (4.44%) PL/SQL
9 11 (3.06%) PHP
10 10 (2.78%) Ruby
10 10 (2.78%) VB
11 9 (2.50%) Scala
12 8 (2.22%) C++
13 7 (1.94%) Groovy
14 6 (1.67%) Shell Script
15 5 (1.39%) XPath
16 4 (1.11%) R
16 4 (1.11%) TypeScript
16 4 (1.11%) VBA
17 3 (0.83%) C
Qualifications
1 19 (5.28%) Degree
2 3 (0.83%) ISTQB
2 3 (0.83%) Security Cleared
3 2 (0.56%) ACCA
3 2 (0.56%) CIMA
4 1 (0.28%) CCNP
4 1 (0.28%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (0.28%) ISEB
4 1 (0.28%) JNCIP
4 1 (0.28%) MCITP
4 1 (0.28%) MCTS
4 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.28%) PhD
4 1 (0.28%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (1.94%) QA
2 6 (1.67%) Data Quality
3 3 (0.83%) PMO
4 1 (0.28%) Dodd-Frank
4 1 (0.28%) EMIR
4 1 (0.28%) HL7
4 1 (0.28%) MiFID
4 1 (0.28%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.28%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (3.61%) Active Directory
2 12 (3.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (1.67%) Docker
3 6 (1.67%) VMware ESXi
4 5 (1.39%) vSphere
5 4 (1.11%) Virtual Servers
6 2 (0.56%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.28%) Apache Flume
7 1 (0.28%) Xen
Systems Management
1 8 (2.22%) Puppet
2 5 (1.39%) Terraform
3 4 (1.11%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (1.11%) SCCM
4 3 (0.83%) SCOM
5 2 (0.56%) Ansible
6 1 (0.28%) Cacti
6 1 (0.28%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.28%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (0.28%) Mesos
6 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Clustering
6 1 (0.28%) Nagios
6 1 (0.28%) Nessus
6 1 (0.28%) Nexpose
6 1 (0.28%) OpenNMS
6 1 (0.28%) RANCID
6 1 (0.28%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.28%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 75 (20.83%) Microsoft
2 51 (14.17%) Oracle
3 24 (6.67%) Tableau
4 19 (5.28%) VMware
5 12 (3.33%) Cognos
6 11 (3.06%) IBM
6 11 (3.06%) Red Hat
6 11 (3.06%) SAP
7 10 (2.78%) Capita
8 8 (2.22%) HP
9 5 (1.39%) Citrix
9 5 (1.39%) Informatica
9 5 (1.39%) Intapp
10 4 (1.11%) Salesforce.com
10 4 (1.11%) Xamarin
11 3 (0.83%) Perforce
11 3 (0.83%) Sitecore
12 2 (0.56%) Ivanti
12 2 (0.56%) Shavlik
12 2 (0.56%) Talend