Period
to 21 August 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 21 August 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
21 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 5 5 9
Rank change year-on-year 0 +4 -2
Contract jobs citing SQL 447 444 359
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 13.74% 15.42% 9.68%
As % of the Programming Languages category 29.92% 37.34% 28.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 338 294 252
Manchester median daily rate £375 £375 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +11.11% -
10th Percentile £278 £264 £220
90th Percentile £513 £525 £438
North West median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 26 7
Manchester median hourly rate £37.50 £13.75 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +172.73% -37.50% +12.82%
10th Percentile £12.75 £11.75 £20.50
90th Percentile £42.00 £40.00 £26.75
North West median hourly rate £36.25 £15.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year +133.87% -29.55% -33.33%

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 1,494 1,189 1,247
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 45.91% 41.28% 33.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,036 800 852
Manchester median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £300 £267 £256
90th Percentile £550 £513 £519
North West median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +0.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 47 20
Manchester median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +25.00% -14.50%
10th Percentile £12.75 £11.75 £14.48
90th Percentile £43.75 £45.00 £45.25
North West median hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year -6.25% +40.35% -24.00%

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 21 August 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 21 August 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 21 August 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
Stockport -3 10 £413 +13.79% 13
Bolton 0 8 £450 +29.03% 14
Altrincham +3 7 £390 +5.41% 5
Wigan - 5 £363 - 7
Salford -10 4 £354 +4.89% 8
Rochdale -4 2 £160 - 3
SQL
North West

For the 6 months to 21 August 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.

1 168 (37.58%) .NET
2 162 (36.24%) C#
3 139 (31.10%) Agile Software Development
4 135 (30.20%) SQL Server
5 104 (23.27%) Microsoft
6 98 (21.92%) MVC
7 88 (19.69%) JavaScript
8 79 (17.67%) HTML
8 79 (17.67%) Oracle
9 78 (17.45%) Java
10 77 (17.23%) CSS
11 66 (14.77%) TDD
12 57 (12.75%) Microsoft Azure
13 53 (11.86%) ASP.NET
14 49 (10.96%) Web Services
15 48 (10.74%) JIRA
16 47 (10.51%) AngularJS
17 46 (10.29%) E-Commerce
18 45 (10.07%) Finance
19 44 (9.84%) ETL
20 43 (9.62%) jQuery
21 41 (9.17%) Software Engineering
21 41 (9.17%) Windows
21 41 (9.17%) Git (software)
22 40 (8.95%) T-SQL
22 40 (8.95%) Business Intelligence
23 39 (8.72%) NoSQL
24 37 (8.28%) Data Warehouse
25 36 (8.05%) Spring
25 36 (8.05%) Test Automation

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 (3.13%) SAS
1 14 (3.13%) WebSphere
2 12 (2.68%) Tomcat
3 11 (2.46%) Confluence
3 11 (2.46%) IIS
4 9 (2.01%) MS Exchange
5 7 (1.57%) Apache
5 7 (1.57%) OpenEdge
5 7 (1.57%) SharePoint
6 6 (1.34%) BizTalk Server
6 6 (1.34%) CMS
7 5 (1.12%) Commerce Server
7 5 (1.12%) OpenStack
8 4 (0.89%) Apache Spark
8 4 (0.89%) Drupal
8 4 (0.89%) Elasticsearch
8 4 (0.89%) IBM Domino
8 4 (0.89%) IBM Notes
9 2 (0.45%) CICS
9 2 (0.45%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 7 (1.57%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (1.12%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.22%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (1.57%) Visualfiles
2 6 (1.34%) Elite 3E
3 2 (0.45%) Distributed Ledger
3 2 (0.45%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.45%) JDE EnterpriseOne
4 1 (0.22%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 1 (0.22%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.22%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.22%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.22%) Sage 200
4 1 (0.22%) Sage X3
4 1 (0.22%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 57 (12.75%) Microsoft Azure
2 28 (6.26%) Amazon AWS
3 14 (3.13%) IaaS
4 13 (2.91%) PaaS
5 12 (2.68%) GitHub
6 11 (2.46%) SaaS
7 7 (1.57%) Office 365
8 6 (1.34%) Azure Data Factory
9 5 (1.12%) Amazon S3
10 4 (0.89%) AWS CloudFormation
11 3 (0.67%) Slack
11 3 (0.67%) SuccessFactors
12 2 (0.45%) Amazon ElastiCache
12 2 (0.45%) Azure Active Directory
12 2 (0.45%) Cloud Computing
12 2 (0.45%) Google Analytics
13 1 (0.22%) Azure Machine Learning
13 1 (0.22%) G Suite
13 1 (0.22%) Heroku
13 1 (0.22%) NuGet
Communications & Networking
1 14 (3.13%) Internet
2 12 (2.68%) Firewall
3 8 (1.79%) LAN
3 8 (1.79%) WAN
4 7 (1.57%) SAN
5 6 (1.34%) Skype
5 6 (1.34%) SMS
6 5 (1.12%) DHCP
6 5 (1.12%) DNS
7 4 (0.89%) HTTP
7 4 (0.89%) NAS
7 4 (0.89%) TCP/IP
8 2 (0.45%) Fibre Channel
8 2 (0.45%) iSCSI
8 2 (0.45%) SSL
8 2 (0.45%) Wireless
9 1 (0.22%) Cisco ASA
9 1 (0.22%) VLAN
9 1 (0.22%) Wi-Fi
9 1 (0.22%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 135 (30.20%) SQL Server
2 39 (8.72%) NoSQL
3 37 (8.28%) Data Warehouse
4 35 (7.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 27 (6.04%) MongoDB
5 27 (6.04%) MySQL
5 27 (6.04%) Relational Database
6 26 (5.82%) PostgreSQL
7 24 (5.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 17 (3.80%) Azure SQL Database
8 17 (3.80%) Power BI
8 17 (3.80%) SQL Server 2000
9 15 (3.36%) DB2
9 15 (3.36%) SQL Server 2016
10 13 (2.91%) Oracle Database
11 12 (2.68%) Big Data
12 11 (2.46%) BusinessObjects
13 10 (2.24%) Apache Hive
13 10 (2.24%) RavenDB
13 10 (2.24%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 48 (10.74%) JIRA
2 41 (9.17%) Git (software)
3 20 (4.47%) Jenkins
3 20 (4.47%) Visual Studio
4 19 (4.25%) AccuRev
5 16 (3.58%) Selenium
6 12 (2.68%) Cucumber
6 12 (2.68%) Team Foundation Server
7 11 (2.46%) JUnit
8 10 (2.24%) Octopus Deploy
9 9 (2.01%) Subversion
10 7 (1.57%) ERwin
10 7 (1.57%) SoapUI
11 5 (1.12%) Bitbucket
11 5 (1.12%) Eclipse
11 5 (1.12%) Mockito
11 5 (1.12%) TeamCity
11 5 (1.12%) TestNG
12 4 (0.89%) IntelliJ
12 4 (0.89%) NUnit
General
1 45 (10.07%) Finance
2 25 (5.59%) Legal
3 24 (5.37%) Retail
4 18 (4.03%) Law
5 11 (2.46%) Automotive
5 11 (2.46%) Games
6 10 (2.24%) Banking
7 7 (1.57%) Manufacturing
8 5 (1.12%) Investment Banking
8 5 (1.12%) Marketing
9 4 (0.89%) Back Office
10 2 (0.45%) Advertising
10 2 (0.45%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.45%) Telecoms
11 1 (0.22%) Billing
11 1 (0.22%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 258 (57.72%) Developer
2 86 (19.24%) .NET Developer
3 62 (13.87%) C# Developer
4 47 (10.51%) Analyst
5 46 (10.29%) C# .NET Developer
5 46 (10.29%) SQL Developer
6 30 (6.71%) Java Developer
7 27 (6.04%) Full Stack Developer
8 25 (5.59%) Software Developer
9 18 (4.03%) Architect
9 18 (4.03%) DBA
10 17 (3.80%) Business Intelligence Developer
11 16 (3.58%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
12 15 (3.36%) Software Engineer
13 14 (3.13%) Angular Developer
13 14 (3.13%) SQL DBA
14 13 (2.91%) Consultant
14 13 (2.91%) Data Analyst
14 13 (2.91%) Senior Developer
15 12 (2.68%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 168 (37.58%) .NET
2 79 (17.67%) HTML
3 77 (17.23%) CSS
4 53 (11.86%) ASP.NET
5 49 (10.96%) Web Services
6 47 (10.51%) AngularJS
7 43 (9.62%) jQuery
8 36 (8.05%) Spring
9 35 (7.83%) .NET Framework
10 32 (7.16%) XML
11 31 (6.94%) RESTful
11 31 (6.94%) SOAP
11 31 (6.94%) WPF
12 30 (6.71%) WinForms
13 28 (6.26%) ASP.NET Web API
14 23 (5.15%) ASP.NET MVC
15 21 (4.70%) React
15 21 (4.70%) REST
16 20 (4.47%) JSON
16 20 (4.47%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 24 (5.37%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (4.92%) Enterprise Software
2 22 (4.92%) Greenfield Project
3 20 (4.47%) Management Information System
4 16 (3.58%) User Experience
5 14 (3.13%) Computer Science
6 8 (1.79%) Semantic Web
7 7 (1.57%) Data Centre
8 6 (1.34%) Mobile App
8 6 (1.34%) Replication
9 5 (1.12%) Cloud Native
9 5 (1.12%) NHS
9 5 (1.12%) Self-Motivation
10 4 (0.89%) Algorithms
11 3 (0.67%) Clustering
11 3 (0.67%) Data Structures
11 3 (0.67%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 2 (0.45%) IBM Mainframe
12 2 (0.45%) Mainframe
12 2 (0.45%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 41 (9.17%) Windows
2 25 (5.59%) Linux
3 24 (5.37%) Windows Server
4 19 (4.25%) Unix
5 7 (1.57%) Apple iOS
6 6 (1.34%) Android
6 6 (1.34%) Windows 7
7 5 (1.12%) Oracle Linux
8 4 (0.89%) Windows 10
9 3 (0.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (0.67%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (0.67%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (0.45%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.22%) CentOS
11 1 (0.22%) Solaris
11 1 (0.22%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.22%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 139 (31.10%) Agile Software Development
2 98 (21.92%) MVC
3 66 (14.77%) TDD
4 46 (10.29%) E-Commerce
5 44 (9.84%) ETL
6 41 (9.17%) Software Engineering
7 40 (8.95%) Business Intelligence
8 36 (8.05%) Test Automation
9 34 (7.61%) BDD
10 33 (7.38%) Continuous Integration
11 31 (6.94%) Scrum
12 30 (6.71%) Problem-Solving
13 29 (6.49%) Data Modelling
14 26 (5.82%) Analytics
15 24 (5.37%) SDLC
16 23 (5.15%) Stakeholder Management
17 22 (4.92%) SOA
18 21 (4.70%) Open Source
18 21 (4.70%) Web Development
19 20 (4.47%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 162 (36.24%) C#
2 88 (19.69%) JavaScript
3 78 (17.45%) Java
4 40 (8.95%) T-SQL
5 35 (7.83%) VB.NET
6 29 (6.49%) VB
7 18 (4.03%) Python
8 16 (3.58%) Java 8
9 15 (3.36%) C++
10 12 (2.68%) Ruby
11 11 (2.46%) Shell Script
12 10 (2.24%) PL/SQL
13 9 (2.01%) Erlang
13 9 (2.01%) PowerShell
13 9 (2.01%) VBScript
14 7 (1.57%) PHP
15 6 (1.34%) TypeScript
16 5 (1.12%) Scala
16 5 (1.12%) VBA
16 5 (1.12%) VC++
Qualifications
1 22 (4.92%) Degree
2 6 (1.34%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (1.12%) CCDP
3 5 (1.12%) CCNP
3 5 (1.12%) Chartered Engineer
3 5 (1.12%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (1.12%) CISM
3 5 (1.12%) CISSP
3 5 (1.12%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 4 (0.89%) Computer Science Degree
5 3 (0.67%) Security Cleared
6 2 (0.45%) MCSE
7 1 (0.22%) Analytics IQ
7 1 (0.22%) CCIE
7 1 (0.22%) CESG Certified Professional
7 1 (0.22%) IISP
7 1 (0.22%) MCITP
7 1 (0.22%) MCSA
7 1 (0.22%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (3.36%) QA
2 8 (1.79%) Data Quality
3 5 (1.12%) WAI
4 2 (0.45%) PMO
4 2 (0.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.22%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (3.80%) Active Directory
2 11 (2.46%) Virtual Machines
3 8 (1.79%) Hyper-V
4 6 (1.34%) Docker
4 6 (1.34%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (0.45%) Xen
6 1 (0.22%) Gluster
6 1 (0.22%) iptables
6 1 (0.22%) NFS
6 1 (0.22%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.22%) Varnish
6 1 (0.22%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (0.22%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 8 (1.79%) SCCM
2 5 (1.12%) Microsoft Intune
3 4 (0.89%) BladeLogic
3 4 (0.89%) Failover Clustering
3 4 (0.89%) HP Quality Center
3 4 (0.89%) Kibana
4 3 (0.67%) Puppet
4 3 (0.67%) Tivoli
5 2 (0.45%) NetBackup
5 2 (0.45%) SCOM
5 2 (0.45%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 2 (0.45%) WSUS
6 1 (0.22%) Ansible
6 1 (0.22%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.22%) Data Guard
6 1 (0.22%) HAProxy
6 1 (0.22%) Netcool
6 1 (0.22%) Netcool/OMNIbus
6 1 (0.22%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.22%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 104 (23.27%) Microsoft
2 79 (17.67%) Oracle
3 17 (3.80%) Informatica
4 15 (3.36%) Tableau
5 12 (2.68%) Cisco
6 9 (2.01%) Citrix
7 8 (1.79%) Capita
7 8 (1.79%) IBM
7 8 (1.79%) VMware
8 7 (1.57%) CA
9 6 (1.34%) Aderant
10 5 (1.12%) SAP
10 5 (1.12%) SnapLogic
11 4 (0.89%) BMC
11 4 (0.89%) Google
11 4 (0.89%) HP
11 4 (0.89%) Lotus
11 4 (0.89%) TIBCO
11 4 (0.89%) webMethods
12 3 (0.67%) Teradata