Period
to 10 December 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 10 December 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
10 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 9 6 5
Rank change year-on-year -3 -1 0
Contract jobs citing SQL 411 391 440
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 12.86% 13.51% 12.93%
As % of the Programming Languages category 28.33% 30.98% 32.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 319 284 317
Manchester median daily rate £375 £381 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.64% +8.93% -
10th Percentile £287 £263 £225
90th Percentile £525 £542 £457
North West median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14% -3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 16 10
Manchester median hourly rate £21.50 £13.75 £20.73
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +56.36% -33.67% -27.26%
10th Percentile £15.75 £11.75 £16.03
90th Percentile £38.75 £40.00 £24.78
North West median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +81.82% -40.54%

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 1,451 1,262 1,349
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 45.39% 43.59% 39.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,018 916 973
Manchester median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £307 £290 £263
90th Percentile £565 £538 £500
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 30 25
Manchester median hourly rate £30.00 £35.00 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.29% +48.94% -25.40%
10th Percentile £16.75 £11.75 £14.48
90th Percentile £39.30 £45.30 £44.50
North West median hourly rate £33.75 £40.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year -15.63% +40.35% -23.49%

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 10 December 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 10 December 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 10 December 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
Bolton -2 13 £438 +45.83% 12
Stockport -7 5 £425 +3.03% 8
Rochdale - 4 £160 - 2
Wigan 0 3 £290 -1.69% 11
Salford -12 2 £379 +1.07% 8
Altrincham 0 1 £415 +6.41% 16
Oldham -1 1 £275 - 2
Sale - 1 £500 -
SQL
North West

For the 6 months to 10 December 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.

1 165 (40.15%) .NET
2 148 (36.01%) C#
3 127 (30.90%) Agile Software Development
4 123 (29.93%) SQL Server
5 82 (19.95%) Microsoft
6 75 (18.25%) MVC
7 69 (16.79%) Oracle
8 67 (16.30%) JavaScript
9 62 (15.09%) JIRA
10 57 (13.87%) Microsoft Azure
11 55 (13.38%) E-Commerce
12 53 (12.90%) Java
12 53 (12.90%) Web Services
13 50 (12.17%) Business Intelligence
14 49 (11.92%) T-SQL
15 48 (11.68%) Windows
15 48 (11.68%) NoSQL
16 45 (10.95%) ASP.NET
17 44 (10.71%) HTML
17 44 (10.71%) TDD
18 42 (10.22%) CSS
19 41 (9.98%) VB.NET
20 40 (9.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
21 39 (9.49%) jQuery
21 39 (9.49%) ETL
21 39 (9.49%) Finance
22 37 (9.00%) WinForms
23 36 (8.76%) Test Automation
23 36 (8.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
24 35 (8.52%) Degree

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 19 (4.62%) IIS
2 10 (2.43%) Confluence
2 10 (2.43%) SharePoint
3 7 (1.70%) Apache Spark
4 6 (1.46%) MS Exchange
5 5 (1.22%) CMS
6 4 (0.97%) Elasticsearch
7 3 (0.73%) Apache
7 3 (0.73%) IBM Domino
7 3 (0.73%) IBM Notes
7 3 (0.73%) SAS
7 3 (0.73%) Tomcat
7 3 (0.73%) WebSphere
8 2 (0.49%) CICS
8 2 (0.49%) CloudStack
8 2 (0.49%) OpenStack
8 2 (0.49%) Oracle Workflow
8 2 (0.49%) Tuxedo
8 2 (0.49%) Umbraco
9 1 (0.24%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 12 (2.92%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.49%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.24%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 10 (2.43%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.97%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.49%) Distributed Ledger
4 1 (0.24%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 1 (0.24%) Cognos TM1
4 1 (0.24%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.24%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.24%) ResourceLink
4 1 (0.24%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 57 (13.87%) Microsoft Azure
2 24 (5.84%) Amazon AWS
3 12 (2.92%) GitHub
4 9 (2.19%) Azure Active Directory
5 6 (1.46%) Office 365
6 5 (1.22%) AWS CloudFormation
6 5 (1.22%) Dynamics 365
6 5 (1.22%) IaaS
6 5 (1.22%) PaaS
7 4 (0.97%) Amazon EC2
8 3 (0.73%) Amazon S3
8 3 (0.73%) Azure Data Factory
8 3 (0.73%) SuccessFactors
9 2 (0.49%) Amazon ElastiCache
9 2 (0.49%) Amazon EMR
9 2 (0.49%) Amazon Kinesis
9 2 (0.49%) Azure Functions
9 2 (0.49%) SaaS
9 2 (0.49%) Serverless
9 2 (0.49%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 9 (2.19%) SMS
2 7 (1.70%) Internet
3 4 (0.97%) LAN
3 4 (0.97%) WAN
4 3 (0.73%) DHCP
4 3 (0.73%) DNS
4 3 (0.73%) Firewall
4 3 (0.73%) Skype
5 2 (0.49%) Fibre Channel
5 2 (0.49%) iSCSI
5 2 (0.49%) NAS
5 2 (0.49%) Network Security
5 2 (0.49%) SAN
5 2 (0.49%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 123 (29.93%) SQL Server
2 48 (11.68%) NoSQL
3 40 (9.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 36 (8.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 31 (7.54%) Data Warehouse
5 31 (7.54%) MySQL
6 27 (6.57%) Power BI
6 27 (6.57%) Relational Database
7 21 (5.11%) SQL Server 2000
8 16 (3.89%) PostgreSQL
8 16 (3.89%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 15 (3.65%) Oracle Database
10 13 (3.16%) Hadoop
10 13 (3.16%) MongoDB
11 12 (2.92%) Azure SQL Database
11 12 (2.92%) RavenDB
12 11 (2.68%) RDBMS
12 11 (2.68%) SQL Server 2016
13 10 (2.43%) Big Data
13 10 (2.43%) DB2
Development Applications
1 62 (15.09%) JIRA
2 28 (6.81%) AccuRev
3 27 (6.57%) Git (software)
4 17 (4.14%) Visual Studio
5 15 (3.65%) Jenkins
6 13 (3.16%) Selenium
7 11 (2.68%) Cucumber
7 11 (2.68%) Visual Studio Team System
8 10 (2.43%) Octopus Deploy
9 8 (1.95%) JUnit
9 8 (1.95%) TeamCity
10 7 (1.70%) SoapUI
10 7 (1.70%) Team Foundation Server
11 6 (1.46%) Bitbucket
12 5 (1.22%) Mockito
12 5 (1.22%) MSI
12 5 (1.22%) Subversion
12 5 (1.22%) TestNG
13 4 (0.97%) InstallShield
14 3 (0.73%) AdminStudio
General
1 39 (9.49%) Finance
2 23 (5.60%) Retail
3 16 (3.89%) Legal
4 11 (2.68%) Banking
4 11 (2.68%) Law
5 9 (2.19%) Billing
6 7 (1.70%) Automotive
7 3 (0.73%) Back Office
7 3 (0.73%) Investment Banking
7 3 (0.73%) Marketing
7 3 (0.73%) Telecoms
8 2 (0.49%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.24%) Advertising
9 1 (0.24%) Games
9 1 (0.24%) Local Government
9 1 (0.24%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.24%) Publishing
9 1 (0.24%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 248 (60.34%) Developer
2 92 (22.38%) .NET Developer
3 61 (14.84%) C# Developer
3 61 (14.84%) SQL Developer
4 44 (10.71%) C# .NET Developer
5 42 (10.22%) Analyst
6 28 (6.81%) Software Developer
7 23 (5.60%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 22 (5.35%) Full Stack Developer
8 22 (5.35%) VB.NET Developer
9 21 (5.11%) C# Software Developer
9 21 (5.11%) C# VB.NET Developer
10 19 (4.62%) Java Developer
11 15 (3.65%) DBA
12 14 (3.41%) .NET Software Developer
13 12 (2.92%) React Developer
13 12 (2.92%) Senior Developer
14 11 (2.68%) SQL DBA
15 10 (2.43%) PHP Developer
15 10 (2.43%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 165 (40.15%) .NET
2 53 (12.90%) Web Services
3 45 (10.95%) ASP.NET
4 44 (10.71%) HTML
5 42 (10.22%) CSS
6 39 (9.49%) jQuery
7 37 (9.00%) WinForms
8 34 (8.27%) AngularJS
8 34 (8.27%) RESTful
9 32 (7.79%) .NET Framework
10 29 (7.06%) WPF
11 28 (6.81%) WCF
12 26 (6.33%) ASP.NET Web API
12 26 (6.33%) React
13 24 (5.84%) SOAP
14 21 (5.11%) XML
15 18 (4.38%) HTML5
15 18 (4.38%) Spring
16 16 (3.89%) CSS3
16 16 (3.89%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 27 (6.57%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (3.16%) Greenfield Project
3 12 (2.92%) Semantic Web
4 9 (2.19%) NHS
5 7 (1.70%) Management Information System
6 5 (1.22%) Cloud Native
6 5 (1.22%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (0.97%) Data Centre
7 4 (0.97%) Self-Motivation
8 3 (0.73%) CMDB
8 3 (0.73%) Data Structures
8 3 (0.73%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 3 (0.73%) Replication
9 2 (0.49%) Clustering
9 2 (0.49%) Hedge funds
9 2 (0.49%) IBM Mainframe
9 2 (0.49%) Mainframe
9 2 (0.49%) SWIFT
9 2 (0.49%) User Experience
9 2 (0.49%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 48 (11.68%) Windows
2 34 (8.27%) Linux
3 30 (7.30%) Windows Server
4 18 (4.38%) Unix
5 7 (1.70%) CentOS
5 7 (1.70%) Windows 10
6 5 (1.22%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.49%) Android
7 2 (0.49%) Oracle Linux
7 2 (0.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.49%) Solaris
7 2 (0.49%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (0.49%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.24%) AIX
8 1 (0.24%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.24%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 127 (30.90%) Agile Software Development
2 75 (18.25%) MVC
3 55 (13.38%) E-Commerce
4 50 (12.17%) Business Intelligence
5 44 (10.71%) TDD
6 39 (9.49%) ETL
7 36 (8.76%) Test Automation
8 34 (8.27%) Problem-Solving
9 32 (7.79%) Computer Science
10 28 (6.81%) Migration
11 26 (6.33%) Continuous Integration
12 23 (5.60%) Data Modelling
13 22 (5.35%) BDD
13 22 (5.35%) SOA
14 21 (5.11%) DevOps
15 20 (4.87%) Scrum
16 19 (4.62%) Software Engineering
17 18 (4.38%) Test Scripting
18 17 (4.14%) ITIL
18 17 (4.14%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 148 (36.01%) C#
2 67 (16.30%) JavaScript
3 53 (12.90%) Java
4 49 (11.92%) T-SQL
5 41 (9.98%) VB.NET
6 25 (6.08%) PHP
7 22 (5.35%) PowerShell
8 18 (4.38%) Python
9 15 (3.65%) VB
10 14 (3.41%) Java 8
11 13 (3.16%) VBA
12 11 (2.68%) Perl
13 9 (2.19%) PL/SQL
14 7 (1.70%) R
14 7 (1.70%) Shell Script
15 5 (1.22%) C++
15 5 (1.22%) Scala
15 5 (1.22%) TypeScript
15 5 (1.22%) VBScript
16 4 (0.97%) Erlang
Qualifications
1 35 (8.52%) Degree
2 15 (3.65%) Security Cleared
3 12 (2.92%) SC Cleared
4 5 (1.22%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (0.97%) Computer Science Degree
5 4 (0.97%) MCSE
6 1 (0.24%) Analytics IQ
6 1 (0.24%) AWS Certification
6 1 (0.24%) CISM
6 1 (0.24%) CISSP
6 1 (0.24%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (0.24%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (3.65%) QA
2 8 (1.95%) Data Quality
3 6 (1.46%) WAI
4 2 (0.49%) GDPR
5 1 (0.24%) PMO
5 1 (0.24%) SLA
System Software
1 24 (5.84%) Active Directory
2 8 (1.95%) Docker
3 5 (1.22%) Microsoft App-V
4 4 (0.97%) Hyper-V
4 4 (0.97%) Xen
5 3 (0.73%) XenApp
6 2 (0.49%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.49%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (0.49%) vSphere
6 2 (0.49%) XenServer
7 1 (0.24%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.24%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 16 (3.89%) SCCM
2 6 (1.46%) Puppet
3 5 (1.22%) Terraform
4 4 (0.97%) BladeLogic
4 4 (0.97%) Kubernetes
4 4 (0.97%) SCOM
5 3 (0.73%) Ansible
5 3 (0.73%) ThinApp
6 2 (0.49%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (0.49%) Kibana
6 2 (0.49%) Microsoft Intune
6 2 (0.49%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (0.49%) Oracle Identity Management
6 2 (0.49%) SCOrch
6 2 (0.49%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 2 (0.49%) WSUS
7 1 (0.24%) Ambari
7 1 (0.24%) Data Guard
7 1 (0.24%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.24%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 82 (19.95%) Microsoft
2 69 (16.79%) Oracle
3 9 (2.19%) VMware
4 8 (1.95%) Red Hat
4 8 (1.95%) SAP
5 7 (1.70%) Citrix
5 7 (1.70%) Tableau
6 6 (1.46%) Google
6 6 (1.46%) IBM
7 5 (1.22%) Cisco
7 5 (1.22%) Informatica
8 4 (0.97%) BMC
8 4 (0.97%) Cloudera
8 4 (0.97%) Hortonworks
8 4 (0.97%) HP
8 4 (0.97%) Teradata
8 4 (0.97%) TIBCO
9 3 (0.73%) Polycom
9 3 (0.73%) Splunk
9 3 (0.73%) Zend