Period
to 26 May 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 26 May 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
26 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 16 12 23
Rank change year-on-year -4 +11 -10
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 482 490 553
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 8.21% 8.94% 7.14%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 38.59% 38.55% 35.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 360 347 398
North West median daily rate £365 £350 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.29% +2.94% +4.62%
10th Percentile £258 £256 £238
90th Percentile £475 £475 £475
England median daily rate £425 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +6.25% +5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 9 15
North West median hourly rate £52.50 £27.50 £20.78
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +90.91% +32.34% +3.90%
10th Percentile £21.27 £11.75 £13.80
90th Percentile £111.88 £44.40 £35.25
England median hourly rate £36.50 £37.75 £27.25
% change year-on-year -3.31% +38.53% +9.00%

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 1,249 1,271 1,573
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 21.27% 23.20% 20.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 887 792 1,018
North West median daily rate £388 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% - -
10th Percentile £263 £263 £250
90th Percentile £588 £530 £525
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 29 53
North West median hourly rate £46.25 £30.00 £38.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +54.17% -21.05% +8.57%
10th Percentile £13.68 £11.75 £16.30
90th Percentile £56.13 £51.50 £64.55
England median hourly rate £32.25 £30.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year +7.50% +5.26% +4.34%

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 26 May 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 26 May 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 26 May 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 -3 280 £375 +7.14% 171
Cheshire +7 131 £328 -6.43% 74
Merseyside -1 37 £390 +11.43% 28
Lancashire -25 23 £359 +1.92% 37
Cumbria -3 7 £250 +13.64%
SQL Server
England

For the 6 months to 26 May 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.

1 279 (57.88%) .NET
2 255 (52.90%) SQL
3 239 (49.59%) C#
4 182 (37.76%) Agile Software Development
5 160 (33.20%) MVC
6 137 (28.42%) Microsoft
7 122 (25.31%) ASP.NET
8 107 (22.20%) JavaScript
9 106 (21.99%) Windows
10 87 (18.05%) CSS
11 85 (17.63%) HTML
12 78 (16.18%) Web Services
13 76 (15.77%) AngularJS
14 73 (15.15%) Windows Server
14 73 (15.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 73 (15.15%) .NET Framework
15 71 (14.73%) TDD
16 69 (14.32%) Microsoft Azure
17 66 (13.69%) JIRA
18 65 (13.49%) Migration
18 65 (13.49%) Relational Database
19 64 (13.28%) Visual Studio
20 61 (12.66%) Finance
21 55 (11.41%) Scrum
21 55 (11.41%) ASP.NET Web API
22 53 (11.00%) Oracle
22 53 (11.00%) T-SQL
23 52 (10.79%) Business Intelligence
23 52 (10.79%) NoSQL
24 50 (10.37%) REST

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 25 (5.19%) CMS
1 25 (5.19%) IIS
2 20 (4.15%) MS Exchange
3 17 (3.53%) SharePoint
4 16 (3.32%) Skype for Business
5 15 (3.11%) Confluence
6 14 (2.90%) Elasticsearch
7 13 (2.70%) Apache
8 12 (2.49%) Tomcat
9 11 (2.28%) Umbraco
10 10 (2.07%) Orchard CMS
11 9 (1.87%) Exchange Server 2010
12 8 (1.66%) Exchange Server 2003
12 8 (1.66%) Exchange Server 2013
12 8 (1.66%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 7 (1.45%) EPiServer
13 7 (1.45%) NServiceBus
13 7 (1.45%) SharePoint 2013
13 7 (1.45%) WebLogic
14 6 (1.24%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 11 (2.28%) Microsoft Excel
1 11 (2.28%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.41%) HipChat
3 1 (0.21%) Chatbot
3 1 (0.21%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (1.87%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.83%) Dynamics NAV
2 4 (0.83%) Elite 3E
3 1 (0.21%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.21%) Sage 200
3 1 (0.21%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 69 (14.32%) Microsoft Azure
2 41 (8.51%) Amazon AWS
3 21 (4.36%) Office 365
4 17 (3.53%) PaaS
5 15 (3.11%) SaaS
6 11 (2.28%) IaaS
7 7 (1.45%) iPaaS
8 5 (1.04%) Boomi
9 2 (0.41%) Amazon EC2
9 2 (0.41%) Amazon S3
9 2 (0.41%) AWS Lambda
9 2 (0.41%) Serverless
9 2 (0.41%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 1 (0.21%) Amazon ELB
10 1 (0.21%) Basecamp
10 1 (0.21%) Dynamics 365
10 1 (0.21%) Google Cloud Platform
10 1 (0.21%) NuGet
Communications & Networking
1 21 (4.36%) SAN
2 19 (3.94%) TCP/IP
2 19 (3.94%) WAN
3 18 (3.73%) LAN
4 12 (2.49%) Firewall
4 12 (2.49%) NAS
5 10 (2.07%) DMZ
6 9 (1.87%) Ethernet
6 9 (1.87%) IPsec
7 6 (1.24%) FTP
8 5 (1.04%) Reverse Proxy
9 4 (0.83%) Wireshark
10 3 (0.62%) DNS
10 3 (0.62%) Skype
10 3 (0.62%) SSL
11 2 (0.41%) HTTP
11 2 (0.41%) Internet
11 2 (0.41%) Network Security
11 2 (0.41%) SMS
12 1 (0.21%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 73 (15.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 65 (13.49%) Relational Database
3 52 (10.79%) NoSQL
4 43 (8.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 41 (8.51%) MySQL
6 26 (5.39%) Data Warehouse
6 26 (5.39%) SQL Server 2000
6 26 (5.39%) SQL Server 2014
7 25 (5.19%) SQL Server 2012
8 20 (4.15%) DB2
8 20 (4.15%) MongoDB
8 20 (4.15%) SQL Server 2008
9 19 (3.94%) RDBMS
9 19 (3.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 15 (3.11%) PostgreSQL
11 14 (2.90%) Power BI
11 14 (2.90%) Redis
12 13 (2.70%) SQL Server 2016
13 12 (2.49%) CouchDB
14 11 (2.28%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 66 (13.69%) JIRA
2 64 (13.28%) Visual Studio
3 44 (9.13%) Git (software)
4 26 (5.39%) AccuRev
5 21 (4.36%) Team Foundation Server
6 20 (4.15%) Jenkins
7 12 (2.49%) Bitbucket
7 12 (2.49%) SonarQube
8 11 (2.28%) TeamCity
9 10 (2.07%) Subversion
10 9 (1.87%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 9 (1.87%) JUnit
10 9 (1.87%) Selenium
11 8 (1.66%) Maven
11 8 (1.66%) Visual Studio Team System
12 7 (1.45%) Gradle
12 7 (1.45%) Octopus Deploy
13 6 (1.24%) Cucumber
13 6 (1.24%) Mercurial
13 6 (1.24%) MSI
General
1 61 (12.66%) Finance
2 20 (4.15%) Marketing
3 17 (3.53%) Banking
4 16 (3.32%) Local Government
5 15 (3.11%) Legal
6 14 (2.90%) Back Office
6 14 (2.90%) Law
7 11 (2.28%) Games
8 10 (2.07%) Retail
9 9 (1.87%) Billing
10 7 (1.45%) General Ledger
11 5 (1.04%) Manufacturing
11 5 (1.04%) Telecoms
12 4 (0.83%) Publishing
13 3 (0.62%) Advertising
14 1 (0.21%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 246 (51.04%) Developer
2 110 (22.82%) .NET Developer
3 79 (16.39%) C# Developer
4 54 (11.20%) C# .NET Developer
5 48 (9.96%) SQL Developer
6 35 (7.26%) Full Stack Developer
7 28 (5.81%) ASP.NET Developer
8 26 (5.39%) Analyst
9 25 (5.19%) Architect
9 25 (5.19%) DBA
9 25 (5.19%) Software Developer
10 24 (4.98%) Java Developer
11 21 (4.36%) SQL DBA
12 20 (4.15%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
13 19 (3.94%) DevOps Engineer
13 19 (3.94%) Server Engineer
14 17 (3.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 16 (3.32%) Lead Developer
16 15 (3.11%) Desktop Support
17 14 (2.90%) SQL Server Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 279 (57.88%) .NET
2 122 (25.31%) ASP.NET
3 87 (18.05%) CSS
4 85 (17.63%) HTML
5 78 (16.18%) Web Services
6 76 (15.77%) AngularJS
7 73 (15.15%) .NET Framework
8 55 (11.41%) ASP.NET Web API
9 50 (10.37%) REST
10 47 (9.75%) WCF
11 44 (9.13%) ASP.NET MVC
11 44 (9.13%) jQuery
12 42 (8.71%) WPF
13 40 (8.30%) Entity Framework
14 39 (8.09%) .NET Core
15 36 (7.47%) WinForms
15 36 (7.47%) XML
16 34 (7.05%) JSON
17 29 (6.02%) SOAP
18 25 (5.19%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 26 (5.39%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (3.11%) Management Information System
3 14 (2.90%) Computer Science
3 14 (2.90%) Data Centre
3 14 (2.90%) Greenfield Project
3 14 (2.90%) Self-Motivation
4 12 (2.49%) PKI
4 12 (2.49%) Replication
5 11 (2.28%) Data Structures
6 9 (1.87%) User Experience
7 7 (1.45%) Clustering
7 7 (1.45%) Mainframe
8 5 (1.04%) N-Tier
9 4 (0.83%) Enterprise Software
9 4 (0.83%) Mobile App
9 4 (0.83%) NHS
9 4 (0.83%) W3C
10 3 (0.62%) Algorithms
10 3 (0.62%) Fintech
10 3 (0.62%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 106 (21.99%) Windows
2 73 (15.15%) Windows Server
3 32 (6.64%) Windows Server 2008
4 31 (6.43%) Windows Server 2012
5 30 (6.22%) Linux
6 20 (4.15%) Windows Server 2003
7 12 (2.49%) Unix
8 9 (1.87%) Windows 7
9 8 (1.66%) Windows 10
10 5 (1.04%) HPUX
10 5 (1.04%) SUSE
11 4 (0.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 3 (0.62%) Windows 8
12 3 (0.62%) Windows Vista
13 2 (0.41%) Windows 2000 Server
14 1 (0.21%) AIX
14 1 (0.21%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 182 (37.76%) Agile Software Development
2 160 (33.20%) MVC
3 71 (14.73%) TDD
4 65 (13.49%) Migration
5 55 (11.41%) Scrum
6 52 (10.79%) Business Intelligence
7 45 (9.34%) DevOps
8 43 (8.92%) E-Commerce
8 43 (8.92%) Problem-Solving
9 40 (8.30%) Continuous Integration
10 33 (6.85%) BDD
11 32 (6.64%) Kanban
11 32 (6.64%) Waterfall
12 27 (5.60%) Project Management
13 26 (5.39%) Test Automation
14 23 (4.77%) Deployment Automation
14 23 (4.77%) ETL
14 23 (4.77%) ITIL
15 22 (4.56%) Performance Tuning
16 21 (4.36%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 255 (52.90%) SQL
2 239 (49.59%) C#
3 107 (22.20%) JavaScript
4 53 (11.00%) T-SQL
5 49 (10.17%) Java
6 35 (7.26%) PowerShell
7 33 (6.85%) VB.NET
8 24 (4.98%) Python
9 23 (4.77%) VB
10 11 (2.28%) Java 8
11 10 (2.07%) Erlang
11 10 (2.07%) XPath
12 9 (1.87%) Bash Shell
12 9 (1.87%) Ruby
13 7 (1.45%) Scala
13 7 (1.45%) TypeScript
13 7 (1.45%) VBA
14 6 (1.24%) C++
15 5 (1.04%) FoxPro (VFP)
15 5 (1.04%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 25 (5.19%) Degree
2 17 (3.53%) Security Cleared
3 12 (2.49%) SC Cleared
4 11 (2.28%) Microsoft Certification
5 6 (1.24%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (1.24%) MCITP
5 6 (1.24%) MCTS
6 5 (1.04%) BPSS Clearance
6 5 (1.04%) ISEB
6 5 (1.04%) ISTQB
6 5 (1.04%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 4 (0.83%) CCNP
7 4 (0.83%) MCSE
7 4 (0.83%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 3 (0.62%) CCDP
8 3 (0.62%) CCNA
8 3 (0.62%) Chartered Engineer
8 3 (0.62%) CISM
8 3 (0.62%) CISSP
9 2 (0.41%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (1.24%) QA
2 5 (1.04%) GDPR
3 3 (0.62%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.21%) SLA
System Software
1 38 (7.88%) Active Directory
2 23 (4.77%) XenApp
3 20 (4.15%) Docker
4 19 (3.94%) VMware Infrastructure
5 13 (2.70%) VMware ESXi
6 12 (2.49%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 12 (2.49%) Hyper-V
7 8 (1.66%) Varnish
8 7 (1.45%) Virtual Machines
9 6 (1.24%) vSphere
10 5 (1.04%) Microsoft App-V
10 5 (1.04%) Virtual Servers
11 3 (0.62%) Virtual Desktop
12 1 (0.21%) Gluster
12 1 (0.21%) iptables
12 1 (0.21%) NFS
12 1 (0.21%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 25 (5.19%) SCCM
2 15 (3.11%) Opscode Chef
2 15 (3.11%) Puppet
2 15 (3.11%) SCOM
3 10 (2.07%) Kibana
4 9 (1.87%) HP ALM
4 9 (1.87%) Norton AntiVirus
5 6 (1.24%) Ansible
5 6 (1.24%) McAfee ePO
5 6 (1.24%) Microsoft Clustering
6 5 (1.04%) HP SIM
6 5 (1.04%) WSUS
7 4 (0.83%) SmoothWall
7 4 (0.83%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 4 (0.83%) vCenter Server
8 3 (0.62%) Failover Clustering
8 3 (0.62%) FlexNet
8 3 (0.62%) logstash
8 3 (0.62%) SCOrch
8 3 (0.62%) vMotion
Vendors
1 137 (28.42%) Microsoft
2 53 (11.00%) Oracle
3 29 (6.02%) VMware
4 27 (5.60%) HP
5 26 (5.39%) Citrix
6 16 (3.32%) Atlassian
7 15 (3.11%) Teradata
8 14 (2.90%) Cisco
9 13 (2.70%) Symantec
10 12 (2.49%) Informatica
11 10 (2.07%) Intapp
11 10 (2.07%) Red Hat
12 7 (1.45%) IBM
12 7 (1.45%) SAP
12 7 (1.45%) TIBCO
13 6 (1.24%) Avaya
13 6 (1.24%) McAfee
13 6 (1.24%) SnapLogic
14 5 (1.04%) MuleSoft
14 5 (1.04%) Splunk