Period
to 19 March 2019

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 19 March 2019 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
19 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 6 5 6
Rank change year-on-year -1 +1 0
Contract jobs citing SQL 397 389 400
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 13.68% 13.74% 13.89%
As % of the Programming Languages category 31.19% 29.79% 33.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 314 303 288
Manchester median daily rate £375 £370 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.35% +5.71% -3.45%
10th Percentile £290 £258 £225
90th Percentile £525 £498 £475
North West median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +1.33% +7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 11 8
Manchester median hourly rate £24.88 £18.71 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.95% +13.39% -2.94%
10th Percentile £18.94 £11.75 £13.33
90th Percentile £34.94 £42.00 £28.04
North West median hourly rate £36.86 £37.50 £39.50
% change year-on-year -1.70% -5.06% +12.86%

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 1,273 1,306 1,192
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 43.88% 46.13% 41.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 914 941 850
Manchester median daily rate £410 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +6.67% +2.74%
10th Percentile £313 £290 £263
90th Percentile £575 £551 £500
North West median daily rate £410 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +2.50% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 22 21
Manchester median hourly rate £24.88 £17.43 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +42.71% -56.43% +37.93%
10th Percentile £14.08 £12.83 £14.75
90th Percentile £40.68 £42.00 £43.75
North West median hourly rate £38.00 £37.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year +1.33% -6.25% +8.11%

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 19 March 2019.

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 19 March 2019.

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 19 March 2019. 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 +2 17 £425 -5.56% 5
Rochdale +6 5 £313 +123.21% 4
Stockport +3 4 £348 -7.33% 16
Altrincham 0 4 £375 -3.85% 12
Wigan -2 2 £290 -1.69% 7
Oldham +5 1 £275 -26.67% 6
Cheadle 0 1 - - 8
Salford -4 1 £425 +19.30% 14
Sale - 1 £500 - 4
SQL
North West

For the 6 months to 19 March 2019, 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.

1 165 (41.56%) .NET
2 157 (39.55%) C#
3 133 (33.50%) SQL Server
4 96 (24.18%) Agile Software Development
5 84 (21.16%) Microsoft
6 68 (17.13%) Microsoft Azure
7 66 (16.62%) Windows
8 65 (16.37%) MVC
9 64 (16.12%) Business Intelligence
10 56 (14.11%) Oracle
11 55 (13.85%) JavaScript
12 48 (12.09%) Finance
13 46 (11.59%) ASP.NET
13 46 (11.59%) Web Services
13 46 (11.59%) E-Commerce
14 44 (11.08%) VB.NET
15 43 (10.83%) NoSQL
15 43 (10.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 42 (10.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 42 (10.58%) T-SQL
16 42 (10.58%) HTML
17 40 (10.08%) CSS
18 39 (9.82%) JIRA
19 38 (9.57%) Power BI
20 34 (8.56%) WinForms
21 33 (8.31%) .NET Framework
21 33 (8.31%) Windows Server
21 33 (8.31%) DevOps
21 33 (8.31%) Problem-Solving
22 32 (8.06%) Analytical Skills

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 16 (4.03%) IIS
2 14 (3.53%) SharePoint
3 11 (2.77%) Apache Spark
4 9 (2.27%) SharePoint 2010
5 7 (1.76%) SAS
6 6 (1.51%) Apache Pig
7 5 (1.26%) Apache
8 4 (1.01%) Umbraco
9 3 (0.76%) CMS
9 3 (0.76%) MS Exchange
10 2 (0.50%) BizTalk Server
10 2 (0.50%) CloudStack
10 2 (0.50%) OpenStack
10 2 (0.50%) Sitecore CMS
10 2 (0.50%) WebSphere
11 1 (0.25%) Confluence
11 1 (0.25%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.25%) WordPress
Applications
1 20 (5.04%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (0.76%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.50%) SPSS
3 2 (0.50%) Stata
4 1 (0.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 10 (2.52%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.76%) ResourceLink
3 2 (0.50%) Oracle Assets
3 2 (0.50%) Oracle Cash Management
3 2 (0.50%) Oracle EBS R12
3 2 (0.50%) Oracle General Ledger
3 2 (0.50%) Oracle Receivables
4 1 (0.25%) Cognos TM1
4 1 (0.25%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.25%) HFM
4 1 (0.25%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 68 (17.13%) Microsoft Azure
2 20 (5.04%) Amazon AWS
3 12 (3.02%) Azure Active Directory
4 8 (2.02%) PaaS
5 7 (1.76%) GitHub
5 7 (1.76%) Serverless
6 6 (1.51%) Dynamics 365
6 6 (1.51%) Office 365
7 5 (1.26%) Azure Data Factory
7 5 (1.26%) Azure Functions
8 4 (1.01%) Amazon EC2
9 3 (0.76%) AWS CloudFormation
9 3 (0.76%) AWS OpsWorks
9 3 (0.76%) IaaS
9 3 (0.76%) SaaS
9 3 (0.76%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 2 (0.50%) Amazon S3
10 2 (0.50%) Cloud Computing
11 1 (0.25%) Google Cloud Platform
11 1 (0.25%) iPaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (2.52%) Firewall
1 10 (2.52%) TCP/IP
2 8 (2.02%) VPN
3 6 (1.51%) SMS
3 6 (1.51%) VLAN
4 4 (1.01%) DHCP
5 3 (0.76%) SAN
5 3 (0.76%) Skype
6 2 (0.50%) Cisco IOS
6 2 (0.50%) DNS
6 2 (0.50%) Network Security
7 1 (0.25%) Internet
7 1 (0.25%) Kerberos
7 1 (0.25%) LAN
7 1 (0.25%) OpenLDAP
7 1 (0.25%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 133 (33.50%) SQL Server
2 43 (10.83%) NoSQL
2 43 (10.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 42 (10.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 38 (9.57%) Power BI
5 27 (6.80%) MySQL
6 23 (5.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 22 (5.54%) Azure SQL Database
8 20 (5.04%) Relational Database
9 19 (4.79%) Data Warehouse
10 16 (4.03%) Hadoop
10 16 (4.03%) SQL Server 2000
11 12 (3.02%) Oracle Database
11 12 (3.02%) RavenDB
12 11 (2.77%) SQL Server 2012
12 11 (2.77%) Star Schema
13 10 (2.52%) Big Data
13 10 (2.52%) DB2
14 9 (2.27%) BusinessObjects
14 9 (2.27%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 39 (9.82%) JIRA
2 24 (6.05%) Git (software)
3 22 (5.54%) AccuRev
4 16 (4.03%) Visual Studio
5 15 (3.78%) Jenkins
6 13 (3.27%) Visual Studio Team System
7 8 (2.02%) Subversion
8 6 (1.51%) Gradle
8 6 (1.51%) Maven
9 5 (1.26%) MSI
10 4 (1.01%) InstallShield
11 3 (0.76%) AdminStudio
11 3 (0.76%) Mocha
11 3 (0.76%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 3 (0.76%) Team Foundation Server
11 3 (0.76%) TeamCity
12 2 (0.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 2 (0.50%) AutoIt
12 2 (0.50%) Bitbucket
12 2 (0.50%) Cucumber
General
1 48 (12.09%) Finance
2 19 (4.79%) Banking
3 17 (4.28%) Retail
4 11 (2.77%) Billing
5 10 (2.52%) Back Office
6 6 (1.51%) Law
6 6 (1.51%) Legal
7 5 (1.26%) Marketing
8 3 (0.76%) Telecoms
9 2 (0.50%) Games
9 2 (0.50%) General Ledger
10 1 (0.25%) Advertising
10 1 (0.25%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.25%) Local Government
10 1 (0.25%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 216 (54.41%) Developer
2 84 (21.16%) .NET Developer
3 59 (14.86%) C# Developer
4 52 (13.10%) SQL Developer
5 44 (11.08%) Analyst
5 44 (11.08%) C# .NET Developer
6 27 (6.80%) Software Developer
6 27 (6.80%) VB.NET Developer
7 26 (6.55%) C# VB.NET Developer
8 21 (5.29%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 21 (5.29%) DBA
9 20 (5.04%) Full Stack Developer
10 18 (4.53%) C# Software Developer
10 18 (4.53%) SQL DBA
11 17 (4.28%) Consultant
12 14 (3.53%) .NET Software Developer
13 12 (3.02%) Administrator
14 10 (2.52%) Azure Engineer
14 10 (2.52%) Business Analyst
14 10 (2.52%) React Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 165 (41.56%) .NET
2 46 (11.59%) ASP.NET
2 46 (11.59%) Web Services
3 42 (10.58%) HTML
4 40 (10.08%) CSS
5 34 (8.56%) WinForms
6 33 (8.31%) .NET Framework
7 29 (7.30%) jQuery
7 29 (7.30%) WCF
7 29 (7.30%) WPF
8 27 (6.80%) AngularJS
8 27 (6.80%) RESTful
9 22 (5.54%) ASP.NET Web API
10 21 (5.29%) React
11 18 (4.53%) SOAP
12 17 (4.28%) XML
13 16 (4.03%) HTML5
13 16 (4.03%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 14 (3.53%) CSS3
15 13 (3.27%) ASP.NET Core
Miscellaneous
1 32 (8.06%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (3.78%) Self-Motivation
3 12 (3.02%) Semantic Web
4 10 (2.52%) NHS
5 7 (1.76%) Data Centre
5 7 (1.76%) Greenfield Project
6 6 (1.51%) Linux Command Line
7 5 (1.26%) Enterprise Software
7 5 (1.26%) Replication
8 4 (1.01%) Algorithms
8 4 (1.01%) Clustering
9 3 (0.76%) CMDB
9 3 (0.76%) Mobile App
10 2 (0.50%) Fat Client
10 2 (0.50%) Fintech
10 2 (0.50%) Management Information System
10 2 (0.50%) Thin Client
10 2 (0.50%) Virtual Team
11 1 (0.25%) Data Structures
11 1 (0.25%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 66 (16.62%) Windows
2 33 (8.31%) Windows Server
3 30 (7.56%) Linux
4 8 (2.02%) Unix
5 7 (1.76%) CentOS
6 5 (1.26%) Android
6 5 (1.26%) Windows 10
7 4 (1.01%) Windows 7
8 3 (0.76%) Apple iOS
8 3 (0.76%) HPUX
8 3 (0.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (0.76%) Solaris
8 3 (0.76%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (0.76%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (0.50%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.25%) AIX
10 1 (0.25%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 96 (24.18%) Agile Software Development
2 65 (16.37%) MVC
3 64 (16.12%) Business Intelligence
4 46 (11.59%) E-Commerce
5 33 (8.31%) DevOps
5 33 (8.31%) Problem-Solving
6 32 (8.06%) ETL
7 26 (6.55%) Continuous Integration
8 25 (6.30%) Migration
9 24 (6.05%) Test Automation
10 23 (5.79%) Data Analysis
11 22 (5.54%) Computer Science
12 20 (5.04%) Web Development
13 19 (4.79%) Analytics
13 19 (4.79%) Microservices
13 19 (4.79%) Performance Tuning
13 19 (4.79%) Test Scripting
14 18 (4.53%) ITIL
15 16 (4.03%) CRM
15 16 (4.03%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 157 (39.55%) C#
2 55 (13.85%) JavaScript
3 44 (11.08%) VB.NET
4 42 (10.58%) T-SQL
5 27 (6.80%) Java
6 26 (6.55%) VBA
7 23 (5.79%) PHP
7 23 (5.79%) PowerShell
7 23 (5.79%) Python
8 14 (3.53%) VB
9 10 (2.52%) Scala
10 9 (2.27%) Bash Shell
10 9 (2.27%) R
11 8 (2.02%) Perl
12 6 (1.51%) Java 8
12 6 (1.51%) VBScript
13 5 (1.26%) PL/SQL
13 5 (1.26%) Ruby
13 5 (1.26%) Shell Script
14 4 (1.01%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 27 (6.80%) Degree
2 10 (2.52%) Security Cleared
3 8 (2.02%) SC Cleared
4 7 (1.76%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (1.01%) MCITP
5 4 (1.01%) MCTS
6 3 (0.76%) MCSE
7 2 (0.50%) CCNA
7 2 (0.50%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (0.50%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 2 (0.50%) MCP
7 2 (0.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (0.25%) AWS Certification
8 1 (0.25%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.25%) CISSP
8 1 (0.25%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (0.25%) HPE ATP
8 1 (0.25%) ISEB
8 1 (0.25%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.25%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (3.02%) Data Quality
2 9 (2.27%) QA
3 6 (1.51%) WAI
4 3 (0.76%) IFRS
5 2 (0.50%) GDPR
5 2 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.50%) SLA
6 1 (0.25%) PMO
System Software
1 30 (7.56%) Active Directory
2 17 (4.28%) Docker
3 5 (1.26%) Apache Flume
3 5 (1.26%) Microsoft App-V
3 5 (1.26%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (1.01%) vSphere
5 3 (0.76%) Hyper-V
5 3 (0.76%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (0.76%) XenApp
6 2 (0.50%) NFS
6 2 (0.50%) Xen
6 2 (0.50%) XenServer
7 1 (0.25%) RACF
7 1 (0.25%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 15 (3.78%) Kubernetes
2 12 (3.02%) SCCM
3 6 (1.51%) logstash
3 6 (1.51%) Microsoft Clustering
4 5 (1.26%) Oozie
5 4 (1.01%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (0.76%) Microsoft Intune
6 3 (0.76%) Oracle Identity Management
6 3 (0.76%) Puppet
6 3 (0.76%) ThinApp
7 2 (0.50%) Ansible
7 2 (0.50%) Grafana
7 2 (0.50%) Nagios
7 2 (0.50%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 2 (0.50%) Terraform
7 2 (0.50%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 2 (0.50%) vRealize
8 1 (0.25%) Ambari
8 1 (0.25%) Kibana
8 1 (0.25%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 84 (21.16%) Microsoft
2 56 (14.11%) Oracle
3 13 (3.27%) VMware
4 9 (2.27%) Red Hat
5 8 (2.02%) Tableau
6 6 (1.51%) Cisco
6 6 (1.51%) Citrix
6 6 (1.51%) HP
6 6 (1.51%) iManage
6 6 (1.51%) RedGate
6 6 (1.51%) Splunk
7 4 (1.01%) Databricks
7 4 (1.01%) Google
7 4 (1.01%) IBM
7 4 (1.01%) SAP
8 3 (0.76%) Cognos
8 3 (0.76%) Talend
8 3 (0.76%) Veritas
9 2 (0.50%) Hyperion
9 2 (0.50%) Informatica