Period
to 22 November 2017

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 22 November 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.

SQL (Structured Query Language)
North West > Manchester
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 6 6 5
Rank change year-on-year 0 -1 +3
Contract jobs citing SQL 392 433 482
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 13.28% 12.20% 12.77%
As % of the Programming Languages category 31.21% 31.77% 37.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 279 308 319
Manchester median daily rate £388 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.71% - +12.00%
10th Percentile £263 £223 £213
90th Percentile £545 £452 £488
North West median daily rate £375 £350 £359
% change year-on-year +7.14% -2.44% +10.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 10 14
Manchester median hourly rate £13.75 £20.73 £35.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -33.67% -42.01% +76.54%
10th Percentile £11.75 £16.03 £12.33
90th Percentile £40.00 £24.78 £44.63
North West median hourly rate £40.00 £22.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year +81.82% -40.54% +87.34%

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 1256 1363 1275
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 42.55% 38.39% 33.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 897 983 781
Manchester median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% +7.69%
10th Percentile £291 £263 £238
90th Percentile £531 £500 £513
North West median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 23 46
Manchester median hourly rate £35.00 £23.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +48.94% -32.86% +66.67%
10th Percentile £11.75 £14.30 £13.44
90th Percentile £48.00 £43.00 £42.00
North West median hourly rate £40.00 £29.01 £37.50
% change year-on-year +37.87% -22.63% +30.43%

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 22 November 2017.

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 22 November 2017.

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 22 November 2017. 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 +7 19 £413 -2.94% 9
Bolton +4 18 £325 - 7
Salford +3 13 £375 +5.12% 4
Wigan +3 5 £295 -1.67% 1
Bury 0 2 £475 +15.15% 3
Altrincham - 2 £390 - 6
Oldham -3 1 - - 3
SQL
North West

For the 6 months to 22 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SQL 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.

1 135 (34.44%) SQL Server
2 128 (32.65%) Agile Software Development
3 120 (30.61%) .NET
4 82 (20.92%) C#
4 82 (20.92%) Java
5 77 (19.64%) Business Intelligence
6 76 (19.39%) Microsoft
7 70 (17.86%) JavaScript
8 67 (17.09%) Oracle
8 67 (17.09%) MVC
9 59 (15.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 58 (14.80%) Finance
11 56 (14.29%) HTML
12 55 (14.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 54 (13.78%) TDD
14 53 (13.52%) CSS
15 51 (13.01%) T-SQL
16 46 (11.73%) Windows
16 46 (11.73%) Linux
17 45 (11.48%) JIRA
18 44 (11.22%) ETL
19 43 (10.97%) ASP.NET
19 43 (10.97%) Migration
19 43 (10.97%) Retail
20 41 (10.46%) Data Warehouse
21 37 (9.44%) Test Automation
22 36 (9.18%) AngularJS
23 34 (8.67%) Data Modelling
24 33 (8.42%) WPF
25 32 (8.16%) NoSQL

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 (4.34%) Tomcat
2 16 (4.08%) CMS
3 15 (3.83%) WebSphere
4 14 (3.57%) Confluence
5 13 (3.32%) SharePoint
6 5 (1.28%) IIS
7 4 (1.02%) Apache Spark
7 4 (1.02%) Commerce Server
7 4 (1.02%) NServiceBus
7 4 (1.02%) Sitecore CMS
8 3 (0.77%) Apache
8 3 (0.77%) CICS
8 3 (0.77%) nginx
8 3 (0.77%) SAS
9 2 (0.51%) Elasticsearch
9 2 (0.51%) MS Exchange
9 2 (0.51%) Umbraco
10 1 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2010
10 1 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2013
10 1 (0.26%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 14 (3.57%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (1.28%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 16 (4.08%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (2.81%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 11 (2.81%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.51%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.26%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.26%) Magento
4 1 (0.26%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.26%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 1 (0.26%) SAP Hybris
4 1 (0.26%) Unit4 Business World
4 1 (0.26%) Visualfiles
4 1 (0.26%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 27 (6.89%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (3.32%) Slack
3 10 (2.55%) Office 365
4 9 (2.30%) Amazon AWS
5 6 (1.53%) PaaS
6 5 (1.28%) Amazon S3
6 5 (1.28%) OneDrive
7 3 (0.77%) Amazon EC2
7 3 (0.77%) Amazon ELB
7 3 (0.77%) AWS CloudFormation
7 3 (0.77%) Azure Data Factory
7 3 (0.77%) GitHub
8 2 (0.51%) Amazon ElastiCache
8 2 (0.51%) CloudFront
8 2 (0.51%) Dynamics 365
8 2 (0.51%) SaaS
9 1 (0.26%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 1 (0.26%) Google Analytics
9 1 (0.26%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 8 (2.04%) Internet
2 6 (1.53%) DNS
3 5 (1.28%) Network Security
4 4 (1.02%) DHCP
4 4 (1.02%) Firewall
4 4 (1.02%) SAN
4 4 (1.02%) VLAN
5 3 (0.77%) TCP/IP
6 2 (0.51%) BGP
6 2 (0.51%) Broadband
6 2 (0.51%) Ethernet
6 2 (0.51%) FTP
6 2 (0.51%) Intranet
6 2 (0.51%) MPLS
6 2 (0.51%) OSPF
6 2 (0.51%) SNMP
6 2 (0.51%) TACACS
6 2 (0.51%) VoIP
6 2 (0.51%) VPN
6 2 (0.51%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 135 (34.44%) SQL Server
2 59 (15.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 55 (14.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 41 (10.46%) Data Warehouse
5 32 (8.16%) NoSQL
6 30 (7.65%) Relational Database
7 26 (6.63%) MongoDB
8 25 (6.38%) MySQL
8 25 (6.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 22 (5.61%) Power BI
10 18 (4.59%) PostgreSQL
11 16 (4.08%) Hadoop
12 14 (3.57%) SQL Server 2000
13 13 (3.32%) DB2
13 13 (3.32%) SQL Server 2014
14 12 (3.06%) QlikView
15 11 (2.81%) Oracle Database
16 9 (2.30%) SQL Server 2016
17 8 (2.04%) RDBMS
18 7 (1.79%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 45 (11.48%) JIRA
2 31 (7.91%) Git (software)
3 23 (5.87%) Visual Studio
4 19 (4.85%) Team Foundation Server
5 18 (4.59%) Cucumber
6 11 (2.81%) AccuRev
6 11 (2.81%) JUnit
7 7 (1.79%) Jenkins
8 5 (1.28%) Jasmine
8 5 (1.28%) TeamCity
9 3 (0.77%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 3 (0.77%) Eclipse
9 3 (0.77%) gulp
9 3 (0.77%) Subversion
10 2 (0.51%) Gradle
10 2 (0.51%) Grunt
10 2 (0.51%) Metasploit
10 2 (0.51%) Selenium
10 2 (0.51%) Talend Open Studio
10 2 (0.51%) Vagrant
General
1 58 (14.80%) Finance
2 43 (10.97%) Retail
3 15 (3.83%) Banking
4 12 (3.06%) Marketing
5 11 (2.81%) Legal
6 9 (2.30%) Telecoms
7 7 (1.79%) Automotive
8 6 (1.53%) Manufacturing
9 5 (1.28%) Electronics
9 5 (1.28%) Law
9 5 (1.28%) Retail Finance
10 3 (0.77%) Advertising
11 2 (0.51%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.51%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.26%) French Language
12 1 (0.26%) Investment Banking
12 1 (0.26%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 192 (48.98%) Developer
2 72 (18.37%) Analyst
3 41 (10.46%) SQL Developer
4 38 (9.69%) .NET Developer
5 29 (7.40%) C# Developer
6 27 (6.89%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 27 (6.89%) Software Developer
7 25 (6.38%) Java Developer
8 24 (6.12%) C# .NET Developer
8 24 (6.12%) Data Analyst
9 21 (5.36%) SQL Analyst
10 18 (4.59%) Test Analyst
11 14 (3.57%) Architect
12 13 (3.32%) WebSphere Developer
13 12 (3.06%) Angular Developer
13 12 (3.06%) Consultant
13 12 (3.06%) DBA
14 11 (2.81%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
14 11 (2.81%) Business Analyst
14 11 (2.81%) SQL BI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 120 (30.61%) .NET
2 56 (14.29%) HTML
3 53 (13.52%) CSS
4 43 (10.97%) ASP.NET
5 36 (9.18%) AngularJS
6 33 (8.42%) WPF
7 30 (7.65%) jQuery
8 29 (7.40%) .NET Framework
9 26 (6.63%) REST
10 23 (5.87%) ASP.NET Web API
10 23 (5.87%) Web Services
11 21 (5.36%) ASP.NET MVC
12 20 (5.10%) WinForms
13 19 (4.85%) Node.js
14 18 (4.59%) JPA
14 18 (4.59%) WCF
15 17 (4.34%) Spring
16 16 (4.08%) Entity Framework
16 16 (4.08%) SOAP
17 14 (3.57%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 20 (5.10%) Greenfield Project
2 17 (4.34%) Computer Science
3 16 (4.08%) Analytical Skills
4 12 (3.06%) Management Information System
5 11 (2.81%) Data Structures
6 9 (2.30%) NHS
7 7 (1.79%) Mainframe
7 7 (1.79%) User Experience
8 6 (1.53%) Clustering
8 6 (1.53%) Public Cloud
9 5 (1.28%) Replication
10 4 (1.02%) N-Tier
11 3 (0.77%) Data Centre
12 2 (0.51%) Enterprise Software
12 2 (0.51%) Fintech
12 2 (0.51%) FMCG
12 2 (0.51%) Linux Command Line
12 2 (0.51%) Mobile App
13 1 (0.26%) CMDB
13 1 (0.26%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 46 (11.73%) Linux
1 46 (11.73%) Windows
2 17 (4.34%) Unix
3 16 (4.08%) Windows Server
4 14 (3.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 11 (2.81%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (2.04%) Oracle Linux
7 4 (1.02%) HPUX
7 4 (1.02%) Windows 10
8 3 (0.77%) Kali Linux
8 3 (0.77%) OS/390
8 3 (0.77%) Ubuntu
8 3 (0.77%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (0.51%) Android
9 2 (0.51%) CentOS
9 2 (0.51%) Windows 8
9 2 (0.51%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.26%) AIX
10 1 (0.26%) Solaris
10 1 (0.26%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 128 (32.65%) Agile Software Development
2 77 (19.64%) Business Intelligence
3 67 (17.09%) MVC
4 54 (13.78%) TDD
5 44 (11.22%) ETL
6 43 (10.97%) Migration
7 37 (9.44%) Test Automation
8 34 (8.67%) Data Modelling
9 27 (6.89%) Data Migration
9 27 (6.89%) DevOps
9 27 (6.89%) Software Engineering
10 25 (6.38%) SDLC
11 22 (5.61%) BDD
11 22 (5.61%) CRM
11 22 (5.61%) Data Analysis
11 22 (5.61%) ITIL
12 21 (5.36%) Scrum
13 20 (5.10%) E-Commerce
13 20 (5.10%) Open Source
14 17 (4.34%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 82 (20.92%) C#
1 82 (20.92%) Java
2 70 (17.86%) JavaScript
3 51 (13.01%) T-SQL
4 23 (5.87%) Python
5 18 (4.59%) PowerShell
6 16 (4.08%) C++
7 14 (3.57%) PL/SQL
8 12 (3.06%) PHP
9 11 (2.81%) Shell Script
10 8 (2.04%) VB
11 7 (1.79%) Go
11 7 (1.79%) VB.NET
12 6 (1.53%) Scala
13 5 (1.28%) Ruby
13 5 (1.28%) TypeScript
14 4 (1.02%) Bash Shell
14 4 (1.02%) C
14 4 (1.02%) COBOL
14 4 (1.02%) Perl
Qualifications
1 28 (7.14%) Degree
2 5 (1.28%) ISTQB
2 5 (1.28%) Security Cleared
3 3 (0.77%) SC Cleared
4 2 (0.51%) ACCA
4 2 (0.51%) CIMA
4 2 (0.51%) ISEB
4 2 (0.51%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (0.51%) MCSE
4 2 (0.51%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.26%) CISSP
5 1 (0.26%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (0.26%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (3.83%) Data Quality
2 10 (2.55%) QA
3 3 (0.77%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.51%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.26%) HL7
5 1 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.26%) PMO
System Software
1 12 (3.06%) Active Directory
2 4 (1.02%) Docker
2 4 (1.02%) Hyper-V
3 3 (0.77%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (0.51%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.51%) Xen
5 1 (0.26%) HDFS
5 1 (0.26%) ProxySG
5 1 (0.26%) Squid
5 1 (0.26%) XenApp
5 1 (0.26%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 11 (2.81%) Puppet
2 10 (2.55%) Ansible
3 7 (1.79%) Mesos
4 6 (1.53%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (1.53%) SCCM
5 3 (0.77%) SCOM
6 2 (0.51%) Cacti
6 2 (0.51%) Failover Clustering
6 2 (0.51%) Nagios
6 2 (0.51%) Nessus
6 2 (0.51%) Nexpose
6 2 (0.51%) OpenNMS
6 2 (0.51%) Packer
6 2 (0.51%) Rancher
6 2 (0.51%) RANCID
7 1 (0.26%) Grafana
7 1 (0.26%) Graphite
7 1 (0.26%) TeamSite
7 1 (0.26%) Terraform
7 1 (0.26%) WSUS
Vendors
1 76 (19.39%) Microsoft
2 67 (17.09%) Oracle
3 16 (4.08%) Tableau
4 13 (3.32%) Cognos
5 11 (2.81%) SAP
5 11 (2.81%) VMware
6 9 (2.30%) Cisco
7 8 (2.04%) Red Hat
8 7 (1.79%) IBM
8 7 (1.79%) iManage
8 7 (1.79%) Pega
9 6 (1.53%) HP
9 6 (1.53%) Sitecore
9 6 (1.53%) Splunk
10 5 (1.28%) Citrix
10 5 (1.28%) Informatica
10 5 (1.28%) Interwoven
10 5 (1.28%) JD Edwards
10 5 (1.28%) Perforce
10 5 (1.28%) Reuters