Period
to 20 February 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for SQL Server skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SQL Server over the 6 months to 20 February 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.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
England > North West
6 months to
20 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 17 10 19
Rank change year-on-year -7 +9 -9
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 417 555 627
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 7.75% 9.42% 7.68%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 34.75% 37.68% 35.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 311 417 470
North West median daily rate £350 £350 £350
10th Percentile £256 £263 £210
90th Percentile £488 £485 £500
England median daily rate £425 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +6.25% +5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 15 17
North West median hourly rate £27.00 £35.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.86% +27.27% +1.85%
10th Percentile £17.55 £14.38 £15.75
90th Percentile £53.00 £42.80 £52.47
England median hourly rate £40.00 £28.75 £25.44
% change year-on-year +39.13% +13.01% +1.76%

SQL Server is in the Databases and Business Intelligence category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills.

All Database and Business Intelligence Skills
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills 1,200 1,473 1,754
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 22.31% 25.01% 21.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 861 1,003 1,124
North West median daily rate £400 £375 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -3.23% +10.71%
10th Percentile £263 £269 £250
90th Percentile £625 £555 £525
England median daily rate £475 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +8.57% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 39 56
North West median hourly rate £43.05 £38.50 £39.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.82% -2.22% +25.40%
10th Percentile £14.73 £14.38 £16.25
90th Percentile £64.06 £46.40 £62.00
England median hourly rate £35.00 £25.95 £27.12
% change year-on-year +34.90% -4.33% -1.38%

SQL Server
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing SQL Server as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server in the North West

SQL Server
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SQL Server in the North West.

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL Server in the North West

SQL Server
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server in the North West over the 6 months to 20 February 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SQL Server in the North West

SQL Server
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server in the North West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL Server in the North West

SQL Server
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server in the North West over the 6 months to 20 February 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for SQL Server in the North West

SQL Server
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server within the North West region over the 6 months to 20 February 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
Manchester -1 245 £375 +7.14% 161
Cheshire -2 110 £313 -10.71% 107
Lancashire -10 30 £300 -7.69% 33
Merseyside -17 22 £358 -1.31% 46
Cumbria -3 2 £225 - 2
SQL Server
England

For the 6 months to 20 February 2018, IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server 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 North West region with a requirement for SQL Server.

1 220 (52.76%) SQL
1 220 (52.76%) .NET
2 175 (41.97%) C#
3 140 (33.57%) Agile Software Development
4 132 (31.65%) MVC
5 116 (27.82%) ASP.NET
6 108 (25.90%) Microsoft
7 103 (24.70%) JavaScript
8 83 (19.90%) HTML
9 81 (19.42%) CSS
10 80 (19.18%) Windows
11 72 (17.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 67 (16.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 61 (14.63%) AngularJS
14 58 (13.91%) Oracle
14 58 (13.91%) TDD
15 54 (12.95%) T-SQL
15 54 (12.95%) Business Intelligence
16 53 (12.71%) Finance
17 50 (11.99%) Visual Studio
17 50 (11.99%) .NET Framework
17 50 (11.99%) ASP.NET MVC
18 49 (11.75%) Windows Server
19 47 (11.27%) Web Services
20 45 (10.79%) ASP.NET Web API
21 44 (10.55%) Migration
21 44 (10.55%) Scrum
21 44 (10.55%) jQuery
22 43 (10.31%) JIRA
23 41 (9.83%) Microsoft Azure

SQL Server
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 20 (4.80%) IIS
1 20 (4.80%) SharePoint
2 17 (4.08%) CMS
3 15 (3.60%) Umbraco
4 14 (3.36%) Apache
5 11 (2.64%) Tomcat
6 10 (2.40%) MS Exchange
7 8 (1.92%) Elasticsearch
7 8 (1.92%) Skype for Business
8 6 (1.44%) Apache Solr
8 6 (1.44%) Confluence
8 6 (1.44%) EPiServer
9 5 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2010
9 5 (1.20%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 5 (1.20%) SAS
9 5 (1.20%) WebSphere
10 4 (0.96%) Exchange Server 2013
10 4 (0.96%) SharePoint 2013
10 4 (0.96%) WebLogic
10 4 (0.96%) WebLogic Integration
Applications
1 14 (3.36%) Microsoft Excel
2 11 (2.64%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.48%) HipChat
3 2 (0.48%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.24%) Chatbot
4 1 (0.24%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 8 (1.92%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.96%) Elite 3E
3 3 (0.72%) SAP ERP
4 2 (0.48%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 1 (0.24%) Aareon QL
5 1 (0.24%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.24%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.24%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 41 (9.83%) Microsoft Azure
2 23 (5.52%) Amazon AWS
3 16 (3.84%) PaaS
4 11 (2.64%) Office 365
5 7 (1.68%) IaaS
6 5 (1.20%) iPaaS
6 5 (1.20%) SaaS
7 3 (0.72%) Boomi
8 1 (0.24%) Dynamics 365
8 1 (0.24%) Google Analytics
8 1 (0.24%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 9 (2.16%) TCP/IP
2 8 (1.92%) Firewall
2 8 (1.92%) SAN
3 6 (1.44%) DNS
3 6 (1.44%) FTP
4 5 (1.20%) Network Security
5 4 (0.96%) Internet
5 4 (0.96%) LAN
5 4 (0.96%) Reverse Proxy
5 4 (0.96%) WAN
6 3 (0.72%) NAS
6 3 (0.72%) VPN
6 3 (0.72%) Wireshark
7 2 (0.48%) DHCP
7 2 (0.48%) HTTP
7 2 (0.48%) Intranet
7 2 (0.48%) NetScaler
7 2 (0.48%) Remote Desktop
7 2 (0.48%) VLAN
8 1 (0.24%) PABX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 72 (17.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 67 (16.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 38 (9.11%) Relational Database
4 37 (8.87%) Data Warehouse
5 32 (7.67%) MySQL
6 25 (6.00%) NoSQL
6 25 (6.00%) SQL Server 2008
6 25 (6.00%) SQL Server 2012
6 25 (6.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 23 (5.52%) SQL Server 2000
8 21 (5.04%) SQL Server 2014
9 18 (4.32%) MongoDB
9 18 (4.32%) RDBMS
10 17 (4.08%) SQL Server 2016
11 15 (3.60%) Power BI
12 14 (3.36%) Oracle Database
13 13 (3.12%) QlikView
14 10 (2.40%) Azure SQL Database
14 10 (2.40%) Big Data
14 10 (2.40%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 50 (11.99%) Visual Studio
2 43 (10.31%) JIRA
3 35 (8.39%) Team Foundation Server
4 29 (6.95%) Git (software)
5 20 (4.80%) AccuRev
6 19 (4.56%) Jenkins
7 9 (2.16%) Bitbucket
7 9 (2.16%) Gradle
7 9 (2.16%) JUnit
7 9 (2.16%) Selenium
8 8 (1.92%) JProfiler
8 8 (1.92%) SonarQube
8 8 (1.92%) Subversion
9 7 (1.68%) TeamCity
10 6 (1.44%) gulp
10 6 (1.44%) SpecFlow
10 6 (1.44%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 5 (1.20%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 5 (1.20%) Maven
11 5 (1.20%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 53 (12.71%) Finance
2 17 (4.08%) Banking
3 16 (3.84%) Marketing
4 12 (2.88%) Retail
5 10 (2.40%) Back Office
5 10 (2.40%) Law
6 9 (2.16%) Billing
6 9 (2.16%) Local Government
7 7 (1.68%) Advertising
7 7 (1.68%) General Ledger
7 7 (1.68%) Legal
8 4 (0.96%) Investment Banking
8 4 (0.96%) Manufacturing
9 3 (0.72%) Retail Finance
10 2 (0.48%) Telecoms
11 1 (0.24%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.24%) Games
11 1 (0.24%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 236 (56.59%) Developer
2 95 (22.78%) .NET Developer
3 60 (14.39%) C# Developer
4 56 (13.43%) SQL Developer
5 45 (10.79%) C# .NET Developer
6 36 (8.63%) ASP.NET Developer
7 34 (8.15%) Analyst
8 29 (6.95%) Full Stack Developer
9 27 (6.47%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 25 (6.00%) Java Developer
11 23 (5.52%) Architect
12 21 (5.04%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
13 20 (4.80%) Software Developer
14 18 (4.32%) DBA
15 17 (4.08%) Desktop Support
16 16 (3.84%) Angular Developer
17 14 (3.36%) SQL Server Developer
18 13 (3.12%) C# ASP.NET Developer
18 13 (3.12%) Consultant
18 13 (3.12%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 220 (52.76%) .NET
2 116 (27.82%) ASP.NET
3 83 (19.90%) HTML
4 81 (19.42%) CSS
5 61 (14.63%) AngularJS
6 50 (11.99%) .NET Framework
6 50 (11.99%) ASP.NET MVC
7 47 (11.27%) Web Services
8 45 (10.79%) ASP.NET Web API
9 44 (10.55%) jQuery
10 40 (9.59%) WPF
11 34 (8.15%) WCF
12 33 (7.91%) WinForms
13 32 (7.67%) XML
14 30 (7.19%) REST
15 24 (5.76%) CSS3
16 23 (5.52%) HTML5
16 23 (5.52%) JSON
17 22 (5.28%) Entity Framework
18 21 (5.04%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 21 (5.04%) Greenfield Project
2 19 (4.56%) Management Information System
3 17 (4.08%) Data Structures
4 16 (3.84%) Analytical Skills
4 16 (3.84%) Computer Science
5 11 (2.64%) Data Centre
6 9 (2.16%) Replication
7 8 (1.92%) Clustering
7 8 (1.92%) NHS
7 8 (1.92%) User Experience
8 7 (1.68%) PKI
9 6 (1.44%) W3C
10 5 (1.20%) N-Tier
11 3 (0.72%) Algorithms
11 3 (0.72%) Mobile App
11 3 (0.72%) Reference Data
11 3 (0.72%) State Machine
12 2 (0.48%) Enterprise Software
12 2 (0.48%) Linux Command Line
12 2 (0.48%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 80 (19.18%) Windows
2 49 (11.75%) Windows Server
3 28 (6.71%) Linux
4 27 (6.47%) Windows Server 2012
5 19 (4.56%) Windows Server 2008
6 16 (3.84%) Windows Server 2003
7 11 (2.64%) Unix
8 8 (1.92%) Windows 10
9 5 (1.20%) Windows 7
10 4 (0.96%) HPUX
10 4 (0.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (0.96%) SUSE
11 3 (0.72%) Windows 8
11 3 (0.72%) Windows Vista
12 2 (0.48%) Apple iOS
12 2 (0.48%) Solaris
13 1 (0.24%) AIX
13 1 (0.24%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 140 (33.57%) Agile Software Development
2 132 (31.65%) MVC
3 58 (13.91%) TDD
4 54 (12.95%) Business Intelligence
5 44 (10.55%) Migration
5 44 (10.55%) Scrum
6 33 (7.91%) Test Automation
7 27 (6.47%) DevOps
8 26 (6.24%) E-Commerce
9 25 (6.00%) Continuous Integration
10 24 (5.76%) Data Analysis
10 24 (5.76%) Kanban
11 23 (5.52%) BDD
11 23 (5.52%) ETL
11 23 (5.52%) Waterfall
12 22 (5.28%) Web Development
13 21 (5.04%) ITIL
14 20 (4.80%) SDLC
14 20 (4.80%) Unit Testing
15 16 (3.84%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 220 (52.76%) SQL
2 175 (41.97%) C#
3 103 (24.70%) JavaScript
4 54 (12.95%) T-SQL
5 38 (9.11%) Java
6 33 (7.91%) PowerShell
7 22 (5.28%) Python
8 15 (3.60%) VB.NET
9 12 (2.88%) VB
10 9 (2.16%) VBA
10 9 (2.16%) XPath
11 7 (1.68%) Bash Shell
12 6 (1.44%) PHP
12 6 (1.44%) PL/SQL
12 6 (1.44%) Ruby
13 5 (1.20%) Scala
13 5 (1.20%) Shell Script
14 4 (0.96%) FoxPro (VFP)
14 4 (0.96%) Groovy
14 4 (0.96%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 26 (6.24%) Degree
2 12 (2.88%) Security Cleared
3 9 (2.16%) SC Cleared
4 6 (1.44%) ISEB
5 5 (1.20%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 5 (1.20%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (0.96%) BPSS Clearance
6 4 (0.96%) ISTQB
7 2 (0.48%) Computer Science Degree
7 2 (0.48%) MCITP
7 2 (0.48%) MCTS
8 1 (0.24%) BC Cleared
8 1 (0.24%) DBS Check
8 1 (0.24%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.24%) MCSA
8 1 (0.24%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (1.68%) QA
2 6 (1.44%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.48%) SLA
4 1 (0.24%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.24%) HL7
System Software
1 30 (7.19%) Active Directory
2 10 (2.40%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (1.92%) XenApp
4 6 (1.44%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 6 (1.44%) Hyper-V
4 6 (1.44%) Virtual Machines
5 5 (1.20%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (0.96%) Microsoft App-V
6 4 (0.96%) vSphere
7 3 (0.72%) Oracle RAC
7 3 (0.72%) Virtual Desktop
8 2 (0.48%) Docker
8 2 (0.48%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.24%) iptables
9 1 (0.24%) Xen
Systems Management
1 10 (2.40%) Puppet
2 8 (1.92%) Opscode Chef
2 8 (1.92%) SCOM
3 6 (1.44%) SCCM
4 5 (1.20%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 4 (0.96%) Ansible
5 4 (0.96%) McAfee ePO
5 4 (0.96%) Microsoft Clustering
5 4 (0.96%) Tivoli
6 3 (0.72%) FlexNet
6 3 (0.72%) HP SIM
6 3 (0.72%) logstash
6 3 (0.72%) Oozie
6 3 (0.72%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 3 (0.72%) SmoothWall
6 3 (0.72%) vCenter Server
6 3 (0.72%) WSUS
7 2 (0.48%) BladeLogic
7 2 (0.48%) Single Sign-On
7 2 (0.48%) vMotion
Vendors
1 108 (25.90%) Microsoft
2 58 (13.91%) Oracle
3 22 (5.28%) VMware
4 17 (4.08%) HP
5 14 (3.36%) Citrix
6 13 (3.12%) Sitecore
7 10 (2.40%) Intapp
8 9 (2.16%) Atlassian
9 7 (1.68%) IBM
9 7 (1.68%) Tableau
10 6 (1.44%) Red Hat
11 5 (1.20%) Avaya
11 5 (1.20%) Cisco
11 5 (1.20%) McAfee
11 5 (1.20%) SAP
11 5 (1.20%) SendGrid
11 5 (1.20%) Splunk
11 5 (1.20%) TIBCO
12 4 (0.96%) ServiceNow
12 4 (0.96%) Xamarin