Period
to 21 August 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 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.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
England > North West
6 months to
21 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 17 15 19
Rank change year-on-year -2 +4 -2
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 461 495 583
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 7.57% 8.60% 7.79%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 35.79% 37.96% 34.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 331 347 400
North West median daily rate £363 £360 £349
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.69% +3.23% -3.46%
10th Percentile £258 £256 £240
90th Percentile £475 £500 £450
England median daily rate £425 £405 £388
% change year-on-year +4.94% +4.52% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 17
North West median hourly rate £55.00 £13.50 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +307.41% -43.75% +21.52%
10th Percentile £34.00 £11.75 £13.56
90th Percentile £132.00 £31.05 £38.00
England median hourly rate £32.50 £37.50 £30.19
% change year-on-year -13.33% +24.21% +18.39%

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 1,288 1,304 1,680
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 21.15% 22.66% 22.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 891 822 1,067
North West median daily rate £400 £386 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.56% +3.00% -6.25%
10th Percentile £275 £267 £250
90th Percentile £575 £531 £513
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 20 48
North West median hourly rate £35.00 £41.25 £28.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.15% +44.74% -28.75%
10th Percentile £9.98 £13.44 £14.43
90th Percentile £54.55 £46.90 £59.31
England median hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year - +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 21 August 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 21 August 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 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
Manchester -5 264 £375 +3.45% 167
Cheshire +5 118 £348 -0.71% 81
Merseyside +5 43 £328 -6.43% 30
Lancashire -21 22 £300 -20.00% 39
Cumbria +1 9 £338 +51.69% 2
SQL Server
England

For the 6 months to 21 August 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.

1 245 (53.15%) SQL
2 233 (50.54%) .NET
3 215 (46.64%) C#
4 142 (30.80%) MVC
4 142 (30.80%) Agile Software Development
5 138 (29.93%) Microsoft
6 105 (22.78%) ASP.NET
7 100 (21.69%) JavaScript
8 98 (21.26%) Windows
9 81 (17.57%) Microsoft Azure
10 77 (16.70%) HTML
11 74 (16.05%) CSS
11 74 (16.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 72 (15.62%) Web Services
13 70 (15.18%) .NET Framework
14 68 (14.75%) AngularJS
15 63 (13.67%) Windows Server
16 62 (13.45%) T-SQL
17 60 (13.02%) Business Intelligence
17 60 (13.02%) TDD
18 58 (12.58%) Relational Database
19 56 (12.15%) Problem-Solving
19 56 (12.15%) ASP.NET Web API
20 54 (11.71%) Oracle
21 53 (11.50%) Entity Framework
22 52 (11.28%) Migration
23 47 (10.20%) jQuery
24 46 (9.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
24 46 (9.98%) JIRA
25 45 (9.76%) Amazon AWS

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 36 (7.81%) SharePoint
2 34 (7.38%) MS Exchange
3 20 (4.34%) IIS
4 19 (4.12%) Exchange Server 2010
5 17 (3.69%) SharePoint 2013
6 15 (3.25%) CMS
6 15 (3.25%) Confluence
7 14 (3.04%) Skype for Business
8 12 (2.60%) Elasticsearch
9 10 (2.17%) Orchard CMS
10 9 (1.95%) Exchange Server 2003
11 7 (1.52%) NServiceBus
11 7 (1.52%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 5 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2007
12 5 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2013
12 5 (1.08%) SAS
13 4 (0.87%) ArcGIS
13 4 (0.87%) OpenStack
13 4 (0.87%) WebSphere
14 3 (0.65%) Apache
Applications
1 9 (1.95%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (1.30%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 5 (1.08%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.65%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.43%) Sage 200
4 1 (0.22%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.22%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 81 (17.57%) Microsoft Azure
2 45 (9.76%) Amazon AWS
3 32 (6.94%) Office 365
4 13 (2.82%) SaaS
5 8 (1.74%) IaaS
5 8 (1.74%) PaaS
6 6 (1.30%) Dynamics 365
7 5 (1.08%) GitHub
8 4 (0.87%) AWS CloudFormation
9 2 (0.43%) Amazon EC2
9 2 (0.43%) Amazon ElastiCache
9 2 (0.43%) Amazon S3
9 2 (0.43%) AWS Lambda
9 2 (0.43%) Boomi
9 2 (0.43%) iPaaS
9 2 (0.43%) Serverless
9 2 (0.43%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 1 (0.22%) Basecamp
10 1 (0.22%) Google Analytics
10 1 (0.22%) NuGet
Communications & Networking
1 19 (4.12%) SAN
2 18 (3.90%) WAN
3 16 (3.47%) LAN
4 14 (3.04%) TCP/IP
5 13 (2.82%) Firewall
6 11 (2.39%) DNS
6 11 (2.39%) NAS
7 9 (1.95%) DMZ
7 9 (1.95%) Ethernet
7 9 (1.95%) IPsec
8 4 (0.87%) Skype
8 4 (0.87%) SMS
9 3 (0.65%) Cisco ASA
9 3 (0.65%) SSL
9 3 (0.65%) VoIP
10 2 (0.43%) Converged Networks
10 2 (0.43%) FTP
10 2 (0.43%) Intranet
10 2 (0.43%) Reverse Proxy
10 2 (0.43%) RTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 74 (16.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 58 (12.58%) Relational Database
3 46 (9.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 45 (9.76%) NoSQL
5 41 (8.89%) SQL Server 2008
6 30 (6.51%) Data Warehouse
6 30 (6.51%) MySQL
6 30 (6.51%) SQL Server 2016
7 26 (5.64%) SQL Server 2014
8 24 (5.21%) DB2
8 24 (5.21%) Power BI
9 23 (4.99%) SQL Server 2012
10 20 (4.34%) MongoDB
11 19 (4.12%) RDBMS
11 19 (4.12%) SQL Server 2000
12 17 (3.69%) PostgreSQL
12 17 (3.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 15 (3.25%) Redis
14 12 (2.60%) Big Data
14 12 (2.60%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 46 (9.98%) JIRA
2 44 (9.54%) Visual Studio
3 31 (6.72%) Git (software)
4 19 (4.12%) AccuRev
5 15 (3.25%) Team Foundation Server
6 13 (2.82%) Octopus Deploy
6 13 (2.82%) TeamCity
7 10 (2.17%) Bitbucket
7 10 (2.17%) Cucumber
7 10 (2.17%) Jenkins
8 9 (1.95%) JUnit
8 9 (1.95%) Mockito
8 9 (1.95%) Selenium
9 8 (1.74%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 6 (1.30%) Maven
10 6 (1.30%) SoapUI
10 6 (1.30%) SonarQube
11 5 (1.08%) TestNG
12 4 (0.87%) JBehave
12 4 (0.87%) Mercurial
General
1 44 (9.54%) Finance
2 15 (3.25%) Legal
3 14 (3.04%) Local Government
3 14 (3.04%) Retail
4 13 (2.82%) Banking
4 13 (2.82%) Law
5 12 (2.60%) Manufacturing
6 11 (2.39%) Back Office
7 10 (2.17%) Games
7 10 (2.17%) Marketing
8 6 (1.30%) Telecoms
9 4 (0.87%) Publishing
10 3 (0.65%) Advertising
10 3 (0.65%) Investment Banking
11 2 (0.43%) Multimedia
12 1 (0.22%) Automotive
12 1 (0.22%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 250 (54.23%) Developer
2 114 (24.73%) .NET Developer
3 81 (17.57%) C# Developer
4 57 (12.36%) C# .NET Developer
5 51 (11.06%) SQL Developer
6 39 (8.46%) DBA
7 33 (7.16%) Full Stack Developer
7 33 (7.16%) SQL DBA
8 25 (5.42%) Software Developer
9 22 (4.77%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
9 22 (4.77%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 21 (4.56%) Architect
10 21 (4.56%) ASP.NET Developer
10 21 (4.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 19 (4.12%) Analyst
12 16 (3.47%) Angular Developer
12 16 (3.47%) Lead Developer
13 15 (3.25%) Server Engineer
14 14 (3.04%) C# ASP.NET Developer
15 13 (2.82%) C# Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 233 (50.54%) .NET
2 105 (22.78%) ASP.NET
3 77 (16.70%) HTML
4 74 (16.05%) CSS
5 72 (15.62%) Web Services
6 70 (15.18%) .NET Framework
7 68 (14.75%) AngularJS
8 56 (12.15%) ASP.NET Web API
9 53 (11.50%) Entity Framework
10 47 (10.20%) jQuery
11 45 (9.76%) .NET Core
12 38 (8.24%) ASP.NET MVC
13 34 (7.38%) WCF
14 31 (6.72%) REST
14 31 (6.72%) WPF
15 28 (6.07%) WinForms
16 26 (5.64%) JSON
16 26 (5.64%) XML
17 20 (4.34%) SOAP
18 19 (4.12%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 30 (6.51%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (3.04%) Data Centre
3 13 (2.82%) Computer Science
4 12 (2.60%) Greenfield Project
5 10 (2.17%) PKI
6 9 (1.95%) Data Structures
6 9 (1.95%) Enterprise Software
6 9 (1.95%) Management Information System
6 9 (1.95%) Replication
7 8 (1.74%) Clustering
7 8 (1.74%) Mobile App
7 8 (1.74%) Self-Motivation
8 6 (1.30%) Mainframe
9 5 (1.08%) User Experience
10 4 (0.87%) Cloud Native
11 3 (0.65%) Fintech
11 3 (0.65%) Hedge funds
12 2 (0.43%) IBM Mainframe
12 2 (0.43%) Online Gambling
12 2 (0.43%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 98 (21.26%) Windows
2 63 (13.67%) Windows Server
3 29 (6.29%) Windows Server 2008
4 21 (4.56%) Windows Server 2012
5 19 (4.12%) Linux
6 16 (3.47%) Unix
6 16 (3.47%) Windows 7
7 14 (3.04%) Windows Server 2003
8 8 (1.74%) Windows 10
9 3 (0.65%) AIX
10 2 (0.43%) Solaris
10 2 (0.43%) Windows 2000 Server
10 2 (0.43%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.22%) HPUX
11 1 (0.22%) SUSE
11 1 (0.22%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 142 (30.80%) Agile Software Development
1 142 (30.80%) MVC
2 60 (13.02%) Business Intelligence
2 60 (13.02%) TDD
3 56 (12.15%) Problem-Solving
4 52 (11.28%) Migration
5 42 (9.11%) ETL
6 41 (8.89%) E-Commerce
7 38 (8.24%) Continuous Integration
8 32 (6.94%) Scrum
9 31 (6.72%) DevOps
10 25 (5.42%) BDD
11 24 (5.21%) Performance Tuning
11 24 (5.21%) Project Management
11 24 (5.21%) Software Engineering
12 23 (4.99%) Data Modelling
13 22 (4.77%) Analytics
14 20 (4.34%) Stakeholder Management
14 20 (4.34%) Waterfall
14 20 (4.34%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 245 (53.15%) SQL
2 215 (46.64%) C#
3 100 (21.69%) JavaScript
4 62 (13.45%) T-SQL
5 38 (8.24%) Java
6 32 (6.94%) VB.NET
7 22 (4.77%) VB
8 17 (3.69%) PowerShell
9 12 (2.60%) Python
10 10 (2.17%) Erlang
11 8 (1.74%) PHP
11 8 (1.74%) TypeScript
12 7 (1.52%) Java 8
12 7 (1.52%) VBA
13 5 (1.08%) C++
13 5 (1.08%) Ruby
14 4 (0.87%) C
14 4 (0.87%) Go
14 4 (0.87%) PL/SQL
15 3 (0.65%) VB6
Qualifications
1 22 (4.77%) Degree
2 17 (3.69%) Security Cleared
3 13 (2.82%) SC Cleared
4 12 (2.60%) Microsoft Certification
5 9 (1.95%) Cisco Certification
6 7 (1.52%) CCNP
6 7 (1.52%) MCITP
6 7 (1.52%) MCTS
7 6 (1.30%) MCSE
8 5 (1.08%) CCNA
8 5 (1.08%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 4 (0.87%) CCDP
9 4 (0.87%) Chartered Engineer
9 4 (0.87%) CISM
9 4 (0.87%) CISSP
9 4 (0.87%) Postgraduate
10 3 (0.65%) Computer Science Degree
10 3 (0.65%) ISEB
11 2 (0.43%) BPSS Clearance
11 2 (0.43%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (1.74%) GDPR
2 5 (1.08%) QA
3 2 (0.43%) SLA
4 1 (0.22%) Data Quality
System Software
1 32 (6.94%) Active Directory
2 20 (4.34%) Docker
2 20 (4.34%) XenApp
3 14 (3.04%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (2.39%) VMware ESXi
5 10 (2.17%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 10 (2.17%) Hyper-V
6 8 (1.74%) Varnish
7 7 (1.52%) Virtual Machines
8 4 (0.87%) Virtual Servers
9 2 (0.43%) vSphere
10 1 (0.22%) Gluster
10 1 (0.22%) iptables
10 1 (0.22%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.22%) NFS
10 1 (0.22%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 24 (5.21%) SCCM
2 13 (2.82%) Kibana
2 13 (2.82%) SCOM
3 9 (1.95%) Norton AntiVirus
3 9 (1.95%) Opscode Chef
4 8 (1.74%) Puppet
5 5 (1.08%) Failover Clustering
6 4 (0.87%) Microsoft Clustering
7 3 (0.65%) NetBackup
7 3 (0.65%) SCOrch
7 3 (0.65%) SCVMM
8 2 (0.43%) Ansible
8 2 (0.43%) HP SIM
8 2 (0.43%) McAfee ePO
8 2 (0.43%) Packer
8 2 (0.43%) Rancher
8 2 (0.43%) SmoothWall
8 2 (0.43%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 2 (0.43%) Terraform
8 2 (0.43%) WSUS
Vendors
1 138 (29.93%) Microsoft
2 54 (11.71%) Oracle
3 22 (4.77%) Citrix
4 18 (3.90%) Teradata
4 18 (3.90%) VMware
5 16 (3.47%) Cisco
6 14 (3.04%) HP
6 14 (3.04%) Tableau
7 12 (2.60%) Informatica
8 11 (2.39%) Symantec
9 8 (1.74%) SAP
10 7 (1.52%) Atlassian
11 4 (0.87%) Capita
11 4 (0.87%) ESRI
11 4 (0.87%) IBM
11 4 (0.87%) Mapbox
11 4 (0.87%) Red Hat
12 3 (0.65%) 3PAR
12 3 (0.65%) SnapLogic
12 3 (0.65%) Talend