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 3 months to 29 March 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
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 4 8 5
Rank change year-on-year +4 -3  
Contract jobs citing SQL 219 182 221
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 16.58% 10.16% 13.57%
As % of the Programming Languages category 36.93% 28.80% 42.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 151 109 134
Median daily rate £338 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.00% +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £285 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £365 £350
% change year-on-year -0.68% +4.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 2 7
Median hourly rate £15.50 £23.75 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -34.73% -1.04%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £16.75 £15.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.60 £30.75 £32.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £24.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +63.26% -18.33%  

SQL is in the programming language skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Manchester
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 593 632 519
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 44.89% 35.29% 31.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 410 395 322
Median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 7 10
Median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £24.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +63.26%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £15.25 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £48.00 £39.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +3.75% +11.11%  

SQL
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Manchester citing SQL as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Programming Languages category.

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 3 months to 29 March 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 3 months to 29 March 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 3 months to 29 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Stockport +5 9 £300 -20.79% 17
Salford -6 5 £325 -23.52% 8
Bolton -6 3 - - 6
Altrincham - 3 £350 - 14
Oldham - 2 £320 - 8
Rochdale - 1 - - 1
SQL
North West

For the 6 months to 29 March 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.

1 144 (34.53%) SQL Server
2 114 (27.34%) Agile Software Development
3 107 (25.66%) .NET
4 81 (19.42%) JavaScript
5 76 (18.23%) Java
6 75 (17.99%) C#
7 74 (17.75%) Oracle
7 74 (17.75%) Business Intelligence
7 74 (17.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 71 (17.03%) Microsoft
9 70 (16.79%) Finance
10 63 (15.11%) HTML
11 60 (14.39%) Web Services
12 59 (14.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 51 (12.23%) Windows
13 51 (12.23%) REST
14 47 (11.27%) ETL
15 46 (11.03%) MVC
16 45 (10.79%) XML
16 45 (10.79%) TDD
17 44 (10.55%) Scrum
18 43 (10.31%) CSS
18 43 (10.31%) JIRA
19 41 (9.83%) T-SQL
19 41 (9.83%) Migration
20 40 (9.59%) ASP.NET
21 39 (9.35%) Linux
21 39 (9.35%) Data Modelling
21 39 (9.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
21 39 (9.35%) BDD

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 12 (2.88%) Confluence
2 10 (2.40%) SAS
2 10 (2.40%) SharePoint
3 9 (2.16%) Tomcat
4 6 (1.44%) BizTalk Server
5 5 (1.20%) Umbraco
6 4 (0.96%) CMS
6 4 (0.96%) WebSphere
7 3 (0.72%) Apache Spark
7 3 (0.72%) nginx
8 2 (0.48%) Apache Solr
8 2 (0.48%) EPiServer
8 2 (0.48%) IIS
8 2 (0.48%) OpenEdge
8 2 (0.48%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.24%) Commerce Server
9 1 (0.24%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.24%) MS Exchange
9 1 (0.24%) Oracle Spatial
9 1 (0.24%) WebLogic
Applications
1 26 (6.24%) MS Excel
2 7 (1.68%) MS Office
3 4 (0.96%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.48%) SPSS
5 1 (0.24%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.24%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 23 (5.52%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (1.44%) Oracle Financials
3 5 (1.20%) Dynamics NAV
4 4 (0.96%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 3 (0.72%) Oracle EBS
6 2 (0.48%) Oracle General Ledger
6 2 (0.48%) Oracle Payables
6 2 (0.48%) Oracle Receivables
7 1 (0.24%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.24%) Infor M3
7 1 (0.24%) Oracle EBS R12
7 1 (0.24%) Remedy ITSM
7 1 (0.24%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 27 (6.47%) Amazon AWS
2 17 (4.08%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (1.20%) Office 365
4 4 (0.96%) Amazon EC2
4 4 (0.96%) Amazon S3
4 4 (0.96%) Slack
5 3 (0.72%) Amazon ElastiCache
5 3 (0.72%) Amazon ELB
5 3 (0.72%) AWS CloudFormation
5 3 (0.72%) CloudFront
5 3 (0.72%) Google Cloud Platform
6 2 (0.48%) Amazon EMR
6 2 (0.48%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.24%) GitHub
7 1 (0.24%) Google Analytics
7 1 (0.24%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (5.28%) HTTP
2 10 (2.40%) Internet
3 6 (1.44%) Firewall
3 6 (1.44%) HTTPS
4 4 (0.96%) SAN
5 3 (0.72%) DNS
5 3 (0.72%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (0.48%) DHCP
6 2 (0.48%) LAN
6 2 (0.48%) Network Security
6 2 (0.48%) SSL
6 2 (0.48%) WAN
7 1 (0.24%) Fibre Channel
7 1 (0.24%) FTP
7 1 (0.24%) iSCSI
7 1 (0.24%) NetScaler
7 1 (0.24%) PSTN
7 1 (0.24%) VoIP
7 1 (0.24%) VPN
7 1 (0.24%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 144 (34.53%) SQL Server
2 74 (17.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 59 (14.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 39 (9.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 34 (8.15%) NoSQL
6 33 (7.91%) Data Warehouse
7 32 (7.67%) SQL Server 2008
8 27 (6.47%) Relational Database
9 26 (6.24%) SQL Server 2012
10 25 (6.00%) MySQL
11 21 (5.04%) SQL Server 2014
12 20 (4.80%) Oracle Database
12 20 (4.80%) Power BI
13 18 (4.32%) SQL Server 2005
14 15 (3.60%) QlikView
15 12 (2.88%) BusinessObjects
16 10 (2.40%) Big Data
16 10 (2.40%) Oracle Database 11g
16 10 (2.40%) Oracle Reports
16 10 (2.40%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 43 (10.31%) JIRA
2 33 (7.91%) Git (software)
3 27 (6.47%) JUnit
4 26 (6.24%) Selenium
5 14 (3.36%) Team Foundation Server
6 13 (3.12%) Cucumber
7 12 (2.88%) Jenkins
8 11 (2.64%) Visual Studio
8 11 (2.64%) WebDriver
9 9 (2.16%) NUnit
10 7 (1.68%) AccuRev
11 6 (1.44%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 6 (1.44%) Maven
11 6 (1.44%) Oracle Forms
12 5 (1.20%) Eclipse
13 3 (0.72%) Bitbucket
13 3 (0.72%) IntelliJ
13 3 (0.72%) Jasmine
13 3 (0.72%) Subversion
13 3 (0.72%) Vagrant
General
1 70 (16.79%) Finance
2 19 (4.56%) Retail
3 15 (3.60%) Banking
4 10 (2.40%) Marketing
5 6 (1.44%) Electronics
5 6 (1.44%) Manufacturing
6 5 (1.20%) Telecoms
7 4 (0.96%) Advertising
7 4 (0.96%) Automotive
7 4 (0.96%) Games
8 2 (0.48%) Legal
8 2 (0.48%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.24%) Back Office
9 1 (0.24%) Law
9 1 (0.24%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 201 (48.20%) Developer
2 62 (14.87%) Analyst
3 44 (10.55%) SQL Developer
4 35 (8.39%) .NET Developer
5 34 (8.15%) DBA
6 32 (7.67%) SQL DBA
7 26 (6.24%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 24 (5.76%) Consultant
8 24 (5.76%) Java Developer
9 17 (4.08%) C# Developer
10 16 (3.84%) C# .NET Developer
11 15 (3.60%) Software Engineer
12 14 (3.36%) Data Analyst
12 14 (3.36%) SQL Analyst
13 13 (3.12%) CRM Developer
14 12 (2.88%) Oracle Developer
14 12 (2.88%) QA Automation Engineer
14 12 (2.88%) QA Engineer
14 12 (2.88%) SSIS Developer
14 12 (2.88%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 107 (25.66%) .NET
2 63 (15.11%) HTML
3 60 (14.39%) Web Services
4 51 (12.23%) REST
5 45 (10.79%) XML
6 43 (10.31%) CSS
7 40 (9.59%) ASP.NET
8 31 (7.43%) AngularJS
9 28 (6.71%) ASP.NET MVC
10 26 (6.24%) JSON
11 22 (5.28%) HTML5
11 22 (5.28%) SOAP
12 20 (4.80%) jQuery
12 20 (4.80%) Node.js
12 20 (4.80%) Spring
13 19 (4.56%) RESTful
14 17 (4.08%) .NET Framework
15 16 (3.84%) CSS3
16 14 (3.36%) ASP.NET Web API
16 14 (3.36%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 30 (7.19%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (4.08%) Computer Science
3 9 (2.16%) Replication
4 8 (1.92%) NHS
5 6 (1.44%) iPad
5 6 (1.44%) User Experience
6 3 (0.72%) Client/Server
6 3 (0.72%) Clustering
6 3 (0.72%) Linux Command Line
6 3 (0.72%) Mobile App
6 3 (0.72%) Oracle Licensing
7 2 (0.48%) Algorithms
7 2 (0.48%) Credit Risk
7 2 (0.48%) Data Centre
7 2 (0.48%) FMCG
7 2 (0.48%) Learning Management System
7 2 (0.48%) Private Cloud
8 1 (0.24%) BYOD
8 1 (0.24%) Public Cloud
8 1 (0.24%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 51 (12.23%) Windows
2 39 (9.35%) Linux
3 24 (5.76%) Windows Server
4 15 (3.60%) Windows Server 2012
5 14 (3.36%) Unix
6 12 (2.88%) Windows Server 2008
7 9 (2.16%) Windows 8
8 8 (1.92%) Android
8 8 (1.92%) Apple iOS
9 7 (1.68%) Windows 10
10 6 (1.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 5 (1.20%) Windows 7
12 4 (0.96%) CentOS
13 3 (0.72%) Solaris
13 3 (0.72%) Windows Phone
13 3 (0.72%) Windows Server 2003
14 2 (0.48%) Windows XP
15 1 (0.24%) AIX
15 1 (0.24%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 114 (27.34%) Agile Software Development
2 74 (17.75%) Business Intelligence
3 47 (11.27%) ETL
4 46 (11.03%) MVC
5 45 (10.79%) TDD
6 44 (10.55%) Scrum
7 41 (9.83%) Migration
8 39 (9.35%) BDD
8 39 (9.35%) Data Modelling
9 36 (8.63%) Software Engineering
10 35 (8.39%) High Availability
11 32 (7.67%) Test Scripting
12 29 (6.95%) Performance Tuning
13 27 (6.47%) CRM
14 23 (5.52%) OO
15 22 (5.28%) E-Commerce
16 18 (4.32%) User Acceptance Testing
17 17 (4.08%) Data Migration
18 16 (3.84%) Analytics
18 16 (3.84%) QA Automation
Programming Languages
1 81 (19.42%) JavaScript
2 76 (18.23%) Java
3 75 (17.99%) C#
4 41 (9.83%) T-SQL
5 36 (8.63%) Python
6 32 (7.67%) PL/SQL
7 15 (3.60%) C++
8 12 (2.88%) Scala
9 8 (1.92%) PHP
9 8 (1.92%) VB.NET
10 7 (1.68%) PowerShell
10 7 (1.68%) VBA
11 6 (1.44%) Shell Script
12 5 (1.20%) Bash Shell
13 4 (0.96%) R
14 3 (0.72%) Ruby
15 2 (0.48%) Groovy
15 2 (0.48%) Prolog
15 2 (0.48%) VB
15 2 (0.48%) VB6
Qualifications
1 24 (5.76%) Degree
2 7 (1.68%) DBS Check
3 6 (1.44%) Security Cleared
4 4 (0.96%) ISEB
4 4 (0.96%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (0.48%) CCNA
5 2 (0.48%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (0.48%) MCSE
5 2 (0.48%) PhD
6 1 (0.24%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.24%) CISSP
6 1 (0.24%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.24%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.24%) MCSA
6 1 (0.24%) NCDA
6 1 (0.24%) NCIE
6 1 (0.24%) OCP
6 1 (0.24%) Oracle Certification
6 1 (0.24%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.24%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (4.80%) QA
2 5 (1.20%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.48%) SLA
4 1 (0.24%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (0.24%) GDPR
4 1 (0.24%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.24%) SDET
System Software
1 13 (3.12%) Active Directory
2 10 (2.40%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (0.96%) Docker
3 4 (0.96%) XenApp
4 3 (0.72%) Hyper-V
4 3 (0.72%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 3 (0.72%) ProxySG
4 3 (0.72%) Virtual Servers
5 2 (0.48%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (0.48%) vSphere
6 1 (0.24%) NFS
6 1 (0.24%) Shibboleth
6 1 (0.24%) Varnish
6 1 (0.24%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 8 (1.92%) Puppet
2 7 (1.68%) Failover Clustering
2 7 (1.68%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (1.44%) Oracle RMAN
4 5 (1.20%) Microsoft Clustering
5 4 (0.96%) Ansible
5 4 (0.96%) SCOM
5 4 (0.96%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 3 (0.72%) Data Guard
6 3 (0.72%) Packer
7 2 (0.48%) HP Quality Center
7 2 (0.48%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 1 (0.24%) BladeLogic
8 1 (0.24%) Wonderware InTouch
8 1 (0.24%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 74 (17.75%) Oracle
2 71 (17.03%) Microsoft
3 15 (3.60%) Tableau
4 14 (3.36%) VMware
5 10 (2.40%) SAP
6 8 (1.92%) Red Hat
7 5 (1.20%) Google
7 5 (1.20%) Perforce
8 4 (0.96%) arcserve
8 4 (0.96%) Cisco
8 4 (0.96%) Citrix
8 4 (0.96%) HP
8 4 (0.96%) Twitter
9 3 (0.72%) Blue Coat
9 3 (0.72%) NetApp
9 3 (0.72%) New Relic
9 3 (0.72%) SaltStack
10 2 (0.48%) Civica
10 2 (0.48%) Northgate
10 2 (0.48%) Symantec
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