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 23 June 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
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 5 16 5
Rank change year-on-year +11 -11  
Contract jobs citing SQL 192 138 194
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 13.80% 7.59% 12.85%
As % of the Programming Languages category 36.92% 24.91% 40.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 105 97 131
Median daily rate £375 £330 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.63% +1.53%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £279 £200 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £425 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £340
% change year-on-year +3.44% +6.61%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 2 8
Median hourly rate £15.00 £24.75 £19.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -39.39% +28.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £22.55 £15.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £26.95 £34.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £32.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year +23.07% +44.44%  

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 520 554 482
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 37.38% 30.46% 31.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 322 378 303
Median daily rate £388 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £513 £480
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 9 10
Median hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +84.61%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £26.40 £14.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.50 £34.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £36.50
% change year-on-year +13.33% +2.73%  

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 23 June 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 23 June 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 23 June 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 +11 10 £400 +4.57% 17
Bolton +4 7 £383 +17.69% 3
Salford +7 6 £388 +76.13% 6
Altrincham - 2 £320 - 3
Rochdale - 2 - - 1
Bury +1 1 - - 2
SQL
North West

For the 6 months to 23 June 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.

1 155 (38.46%) SQL Server
2 104 (25.81%) Agile Software Development
3 103 (25.56%) .NET
4 84 (20.84%) Business Intelligence
5 82 (20.35%) Java
6 77 (19.11%) Microsoft
6 77 (19.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 76 (18.86%) JavaScript
8 69 (17.12%) C#
9 62 (15.38%) Finance
10 56 (13.90%) ETL
11 55 (13.65%) HTML
11 55 (13.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 54 (13.40%) Oracle
13 49 (12.16%) T-SQL
14 47 (11.66%) Windows
15 46 (11.41%) MVC
16 45 (11.17%) Data Modelling
16 45 (11.17%) Data Warehouse
17 42 (10.42%) Python
17 42 (10.42%) JIRA
18 40 (9.93%) CSS
19 39 (9.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
20 36 (8.93%) Degree
20 36 (8.93%) Web Services
20 36 (8.93%) REST
21 33 (8.19%) ASP.NET
22 32 (7.94%) Test Automation
23 31 (7.69%) Scrum
24 30 (7.44%) 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 16 (3.97%) SharePoint
2 14 (3.47%) SAS
3 9 (2.23%) CMS
4 8 (1.99%) Tomcat
5 6 (1.49%) BizTalk Server
5 6 (1.49%) Confluence
5 6 (1.49%) WebLogic
5 6 (1.49%) WebSphere
6 3 (0.74%) CICS
6 3 (0.74%) IIS
6 3 (0.74%) Oracle Service Bus
6 3 (0.74%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 2 (0.50%) Apache
7 2 (0.50%) Apache Solr
7 2 (0.50%) Apache Spark
7 2 (0.50%) EPiServer
7 2 (0.50%) OpenEdge
7 2 (0.50%) Umbraco
7 2 (0.50%) WebSphere Application Server
8 1 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 24 (5.96%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (1.49%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.50%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.50%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 20 (4.96%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.99%) Dynamics NAV
3 3 (0.74%) Oracle BPM
3 3 (0.74%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.50%) Oracle Applications
4 2 (0.50%) Oracle Financials
4 2 (0.50%) SAP Business One
5 1 (0.25%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 1 (0.25%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.25%) Magento
5 1 (0.25%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 13 (3.23%) Amazon AWS
1 13 (3.23%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (1.74%) Office 365
3 5 (1.24%) PaaS
4 3 (0.74%) Amazon S3
4 3 (0.74%) AWS CloudFormation
4 3 (0.74%) OneDrive
4 3 (0.74%) SaaS
5 2 (0.50%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (0.50%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (0.50%) Azure Data Factory
6 1 (0.25%) Amazon ElastiCache
6 1 (0.25%) Amazon ELB
6 1 (0.25%) CloudFront
6 1 (0.25%) Google Analytics
6 1 (0.25%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.25%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (3.23%) Internet
2 8 (1.99%) DNS
3 5 (1.24%) HTTP
3 5 (1.24%) SAN
3 5 (1.24%) WAN
4 4 (0.99%) DHCP
4 4 (0.99%) LAN
4 4 (0.99%) Network Security
4 4 (0.99%) VPN
5 3 (0.74%) Firewall
5 3 (0.74%) SSL
6 2 (0.50%) FTP
6 2 (0.50%) IPsec
6 2 (0.50%) LDAP
7 1 (0.25%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (0.25%) Fibre Channel
7 1 (0.25%) HTTPS
7 1 (0.25%) iSCSI
7 1 (0.25%) VoIP
7 1 (0.25%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 155 (38.46%) SQL Server
2 77 (19.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 55 (13.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 45 (11.17%) Data Warehouse
5 39 (9.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 30 (7.44%) Power BI
6 30 (7.44%) Relational Database
7 23 (5.71%) MySQL
7 23 (5.71%) SQL Server 2012
8 21 (5.21%) SQL Server 2014
9 20 (4.96%) NoSQL
9 20 (4.96%) SQL Server 2008
10 16 (3.97%) SQL Server 2005
11 15 (3.72%) QlikView
12 11 (2.73%) Big Data
12 11 (2.73%) Oracle Database
13 10 (2.48%) DB2
14 9 (2.23%) DTS
14 9 (2.23%) MongoDB
15 8 (1.99%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 42 (10.42%) JIRA
2 22 (5.46%) Git (software)
3 16 (3.97%) Selenium
4 14 (3.47%) Jenkins
5 12 (2.98%) JUnit
5 12 (2.98%) Visual Studio
6 10 (2.48%) AccuRev
7 9 (2.23%) Cucumber
7 9 (2.23%) NUnit
7 9 (2.23%) Team Foundation Server
7 9 (2.23%) WebDriver
8 5 (1.24%) Jasmine
9 4 (0.99%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 3 (0.74%) Bitbucket
10 3 (0.74%) Eclipse
10 3 (0.74%) ERwin
10 3 (0.74%) Maven
11 2 (0.50%) Gradle
11 2 (0.50%) Ranorex
11 2 (0.50%) SoapUI
General
1 62 (15.38%) Finance
2 22 (5.46%) Retail
3 16 (3.97%) Banking
4 11 (2.73%) Marketing
5 10 (2.48%) Automotive
5 10 (2.48%) Legal
6 5 (1.24%) Electronics
6 5 (1.24%) Games
6 5 (1.24%) Law
6 5 (1.24%) Telecoms
7 4 (0.99%) Manufacturing
8 3 (0.74%) Advertising
8 3 (0.74%) Retail Banking
9 2 (0.50%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.25%) Back Office
10 1 (0.25%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.25%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.25%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 185 (45.91%) Developer
2 63 (15.63%) Analyst
3 49 (12.16%) SQL Developer
4 31 (7.69%) DBA
5 29 (7.20%) SQL DBA
6 28 (6.95%) .NET Developer
7 26 (6.45%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 25 (6.20%) Consultant
9 21 (5.21%) Java Developer
10 20 (4.96%) Data Analyst
11 18 (4.47%) SQL Analyst
12 17 (4.22%) SSIS Developer
13 15 (3.72%) Architect
14 14 (3.47%) ETL Developer
14 14 (3.47%) SQL BI Developer
15 13 (3.23%) Technical Analyst
16 12 (2.98%) SSRS Developer
16 12 (2.98%) Support Analyst
17 11 (2.73%) Agile Developer
17 11 (2.73%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 103 (25.56%) .NET
2 55 (13.65%) HTML
3 40 (9.93%) CSS
4 36 (8.93%) REST
4 36 (8.93%) Web Services
5 33 (8.19%) ASP.NET
6 30 (7.44%) AngularJS
7 26 (6.45%) .NET Framework
7 26 (6.45%) XML
8 22 (5.46%) ASP.NET MVC
9 19 (4.71%) ASP.NET Web API
9 19 (4.71%) jQuery
10 18 (4.47%) HTML5
11 17 (4.22%) WPF
12 16 (3.97%) SOAP
13 15 (3.72%) Spring
14 13 (3.23%) CSS3
14 13 (3.23%) Entity Framework
14 13 (3.23%) J2EE
14 13 (3.23%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 30 (7.44%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (5.46%) Computer Science
3 14 (3.47%) Greenfield Project
4 9 (2.23%) Management Information System
5 8 (1.99%) Replication
6 6 (1.49%) Mainframe
7 5 (1.24%) iPad
7 5 (1.24%) NHS
7 5 (1.24%) Public Cloud
8 4 (0.99%) User Experience
9 3 (0.74%) Client/Server
9 3 (0.74%) Clustering
9 3 (0.74%) FMCG
9 3 (0.74%) Mobile App
10 2 (0.50%) Algorithms
10 2 (0.50%) Credit Risk
10 2 (0.50%) Data Centre
10 2 (0.50%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (0.50%) Learning Management System
10 2 (0.50%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 47 (11.66%) Windows
2 24 (5.96%) Linux
3 19 (4.71%) Windows Server
4 15 (3.72%) Unix
5 9 (2.23%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (1.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (1.49%) Windows 8
7 5 (1.24%) CentOS
7 5 (1.24%) Solaris
7 5 (1.24%) Windows 10
7 5 (1.24%) Windows 7
8 4 (0.99%) Android
8 4 (0.99%) Apple iOS
8 4 (0.99%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (0.74%) OS/390
10 2 (0.50%) Windows Phone
10 2 (0.50%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.25%) AIX
11 1 (0.25%) NetWare
11 1 (0.25%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 104 (25.81%) Agile Software Development
2 84 (20.84%) Business Intelligence
3 56 (13.90%) ETL
4 46 (11.41%) MVC
5 45 (11.17%) Data Modelling
6 32 (7.94%) Test Automation
7 31 (7.69%) Scrum
8 30 (7.44%) CRM
8 30 (7.44%) Migration
9 25 (6.20%) TDD
10 24 (5.96%) ITIL
11 20 (4.96%) Analytics
12 19 (4.71%) DevOps
12 19 (4.71%) E-Commerce
13 18 (4.47%) OO
14 17 (4.22%) Data Analysis
15 16 (3.97%) Continuous Integration
15 16 (3.97%) High Availability
15 16 (3.97%) Software Engineering
16 15 (3.72%) Data Transformation
Programming Languages
1 82 (20.35%) Java
2 76 (18.86%) JavaScript
3 69 (17.12%) C#
4 49 (12.16%) T-SQL
5 42 (10.42%) Python
6 24 (5.96%) PL/SQL
7 16 (3.97%) C++
8 13 (3.23%) PowerShell
8 13 (3.23%) Shell Script
9 9 (2.23%) VB.NET
10 8 (1.99%) PHP
10 8 (1.99%) Ruby
11 7 (1.74%) VB
12 6 (1.49%) VBA
13 5 (1.24%) Go
13 5 (1.24%) Prolog
13 5 (1.24%) Scala
14 4 (0.99%) Bash Shell
14 4 (0.99%) COBOL
15 3 (0.74%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 36 (8.93%) Degree
2 4 (0.99%) DBS Check
2 4 (0.99%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (0.99%) Security Cleared
3 3 (0.74%) CISSP
3 3 (0.74%) ISEB
3 3 (0.74%) ISTQB
3 3 (0.74%) PhD
4 2 (0.50%) MCSE
5 1 (0.25%) CCNA
5 1 (0.25%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.25%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.25%) HND
5 1 (0.25%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.25%) MCITP
5 1 (0.25%) MCSA
5 1 (0.25%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (0.25%) SAS Certification
5 1 (0.25%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (3.72%) QA
2 12 (2.98%) Data Quality
3 4 (0.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.74%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.25%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (0.25%) GDPR
5 1 (0.25%) GMP
5 1 (0.25%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (3.47%) Active Directory
2 4 (0.99%) Hyper-V
3 3 (0.74%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.50%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.25%) Docker
5 1 (0.25%) HDFS
5 1 (0.25%) Squid
5 1 (0.25%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 13 (3.23%) Failover Clustering
2 9 (2.23%) Microsoft Clustering
3 7 (1.74%) Ansible
3 7 (1.74%) Puppet
4 5 (1.24%) Mesos
5 4 (0.99%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (0.50%) Terraform
7 1 (0.25%) Grafana
7 1 (0.25%) Graphite
7 1 (0.25%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.25%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 1 (0.25%) Oracle RMAN
7 1 (0.25%) Packer
7 1 (0.25%) SCCM
7 1 (0.25%) SCOM
7 1 (0.25%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 1 (0.25%) Wonderware InTouch
7 1 (0.25%) WSUS
Vendors
1 77 (19.11%) Microsoft
2 54 (13.40%) Oracle
3 13 (3.23%) SAP
4 12 (2.98%) Tableau
5 9 (2.23%) Red Hat
6 8 (1.99%) VMware
7 7 (1.74%) HP
7 7 (1.74%) Pega
8 6 (1.49%) iManage
8 6 (1.49%) JD Edwards
9 5 (1.24%) Google
10 3 (0.74%) hybris
10 3 (0.74%) Interwoven
10 3 (0.74%) Reuters
10 3 (0.74%) RightScale
10 3 (0.74%) Sitecore
10 3 (0.74%) Symantec
11 2 (0.50%) Cisco
11 2 (0.50%) ServiceNow
11 2 (0.50%) Vertica
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