Period
to 21 November 2017

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 November 2017 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 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 21 11 19
Rank change year-on-year -10 +8 -10
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 417 625 650
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 7.27% 9.17% 7.61%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 32.25% 36.55% 34.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 304 445 488
North West median daily rate £375 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% - +7.69%
10th Percentile £263 £262 £213
90th Percentile £506 £475 £526
England median daily rate £425 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +8.97% +4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 17 15
North West median hourly rate £27.00 £25.00 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.00% -26.47% +51.11%
10th Percentile £20.67 £13.93 £17.15
90th Percentile £53.00 £42.50 £52.47
England median hourly rate £36.31 £29.19 £26.00
% change year-on-year +24.39% +12.27% +9.47%

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 1293 1710 1905
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 22.54% 25.08% 22.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 882 1130 1208
North West median daily rate £400 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -6.25% +23.08%
10th Percentile £282 £263 £263
90th Percentile £621 £544 £530
England median daily rate £460 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +8.24% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 44 41
North West median hourly rate £42.75 £35.75 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.58% -10.63% +45.45%
10th Percentile £21.30 £14.38 £18.50
90th Percentile £61.13 £59.31 £57.25
England median hourly rate £31.75 £28.00 £27.78
% change year-on-year +13.39% +0.79% +12.24%

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 November 2017.

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 November 2017.

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 November 2017. 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 -1 263 £375 +7.14% 88
Cheshire -8 87 £325 -7.14% 68
Lancashire -9 27 £338 +3.85% 17
Merseyside -19 24 £350 -3.45% 11
Cumbria -9 1 £225 -28.00% 2
SQL Server
England

For the 6 months to 21 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region with a requirement for SQL Server.

1 231 (55.40%) SQL
2 206 (49.40%) .NET
3 148 (35.49%) C#
4 121 (29.02%) Microsoft
5 115 (27.58%) Agile Software Development
6 103 (24.70%) MVC
7 99 (23.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 96 (23.02%) ASP.NET
9 94 (22.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 89 (21.34%) Business Intelligence
11 79 (18.94%) Windows
12 72 (17.27%) JavaScript
13 69 (16.55%) T-SQL
14 65 (15.59%) CSS
15 63 (15.11%) .NET Framework
16 62 (14.87%) HTML
17 61 (14.63%) Oracle
18 58 (13.91%) TDD
19 49 (11.75%) Data Warehouse
20 48 (11.51%) jQuery
21 47 (11.27%) Visual Studio
22 46 (11.03%) Migration
22 46 (11.03%) ASP.NET Web API
23 45 (10.79%) AngularJS
24 44 (10.55%) ETL
25 43 (10.31%) Finance
26 41 (9.83%) ASP.NET MVC
27 40 (9.59%) WPF
27 40 (9.59%) Team Foundation Server
28 39 (9.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services

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 34 (8.15%) SharePoint
2 18 (4.32%) IIS
3 14 (3.36%) MS Exchange
4 10 (2.40%) Elasticsearch
5 9 (2.16%) NServiceBus
5 9 (2.16%) Umbraco
6 7 (1.68%) BizTalk Server
6 7 (1.68%) CMS
7 5 (1.20%) Apache Spark
7 5 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2013
7 5 (1.20%) SharePoint 2013
7 5 (1.20%) Skype for Business
7 5 (1.20%) Tomcat
7 5 (1.20%) WebSphere
8 4 (0.96%) Exchange Server 2003
8 4 (0.96%) Exchange Server 2010
8 4 (0.96%) SAS
9 3 (0.72%) Apache
9 3 (0.72%) SharePoint Server
9 3 (0.72%) WordPress
Applications
1 15 (3.60%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (2.16%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.24%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.24%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 15 (3.60%) Dynamics AX
2 14 (3.36%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.72%) SAP ERP
3 3 (0.72%) Visualfiles
4 2 (0.48%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 1 (0.24%) Aareon QL
5 1 (0.24%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 1 (0.24%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 27 (6.47%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (3.36%) Office 365
3 13 (3.12%) PaaS
4 11 (2.64%) Amazon AWS
5 6 (1.44%) GitHub
6 5 (1.20%) AWS CloudFormation
7 4 (0.96%) Dynamics 365
8 3 (0.72%) Azure Active Directory
9 2 (0.48%) Amazon EC2
9 2 (0.48%) Amazon ElastiCache
9 2 (0.48%) Amazon ELB
9 2 (0.48%) Amazon S3
9 2 (0.48%) CloudFront
9 2 (0.48%) OneDrive
9 2 (0.48%) Yammer
10 1 (0.24%) Google Analytics
10 1 (0.24%) IaaS
10 1 (0.24%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (2.88%) SAN
2 10 (2.40%) DNS
3 7 (1.68%) Firewall
4 6 (1.44%) Network Security
5 5 (1.20%) DHCP
5 5 (1.20%) TCP/IP
6 4 (0.96%) Intranet
6 4 (0.96%) NAS
6 4 (0.96%) VPN
6 4 (0.96%) WAN
7 3 (0.72%) Internet
7 3 (0.72%) IPsec
7 3 (0.72%) LAN
7 3 (0.72%) VLAN
8 2 (0.48%) FTP
8 2 (0.48%) Remote Desktop
8 2 (0.48%) Wi-Fi
9 1 (0.24%) Fibre Channel
9 1 (0.24%) PABX
9 1 (0.24%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 99 (23.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 94 (22.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 49 (11.75%) Data Warehouse
4 39 (9.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 36 (8.63%) SQL Server 2012
6 35 (8.39%) Relational Database
6 35 (8.39%) SQL Server 2008
7 33 (7.91%) SQL Server 2014
8 25 (6.00%) Power BI
9 18 (4.32%) SQL Server 2016
10 16 (3.84%) MySQL
10 16 (3.84%) RDBMS
10 16 (3.84%) SQL Server 2000
11 14 (3.36%) Hadoop
11 14 (3.36%) NoSQL
12 13 (3.12%) Oracle Database
12 13 (3.12%) SQL Server 2005
13 12 (2.88%) QlikView
14 10 (2.40%) Big Data
14 10 (2.40%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 47 (11.27%) Visual Studio
2 40 (9.59%) Team Foundation Server
3 17 (4.08%) JIRA
4 14 (3.36%) Git (software)
5 12 (2.88%) AccuRev
6 10 (2.40%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 8 (1.92%) Jenkins
8 7 (1.68%) TeamCity
9 6 (1.44%) Gradle
10 5 (1.20%) JProfiler
10 5 (1.20%) Octopus Deploy
10 5 (1.20%) SoapUI
11 4 (0.96%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 4 (0.96%) Cucumber
11 4 (0.96%) Eclipse
11 4 (0.96%) Grunt
11 4 (0.96%) gulp
11 4 (0.96%) JUnit
11 4 (0.96%) SpecFlow
11 4 (0.96%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 43 (10.31%) Finance
2 15 (3.60%) Retail
3 13 (3.12%) Back Office
4 12 (2.88%) Manufacturing
5 8 (1.92%) Advertising
5 8 (1.92%) Banking
6 7 (1.68%) Local Government
6 7 (1.68%) Marketing
6 7 (1.68%) Telecoms
7 5 (1.20%) Legal
7 5 (1.20%) Retail Finance
8 4 (0.96%) Law
9 3 (0.72%) Financial Institution
9 3 (0.72%) Investment Banking
10 2 (0.48%) Electronics
10 2 (0.48%) General Ledger
11 1 (0.24%) French Language
11 1 (0.24%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 218 (52.28%) Developer
2 76 (18.23%) .NET Developer
3 48 (11.51%) C# Developer
4 47 (11.27%) SQL Developer
5 41 (9.83%) Analyst
5 41 (9.83%) C# .NET Developer
6 39 (9.35%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 32 (7.67%) Architect
7 32 (7.67%) ASP.NET Developer
8 27 (6.47%) DBA
9 21 (5.04%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
9 21 (5.04%) Data Analyst
10 20 (4.80%) SQL DBA
11 19 (4.56%) C# ASP.NET Developer
12 16 (3.84%) SQL BI Developer
13 15 (3.60%) Full Stack Developer
14 14 (3.36%) Desktop Support
14 14 (3.36%) Software Developer
14 14 (3.36%) Technical Leader
15 13 (3.12%) Angular Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 206 (49.40%) .NET
2 96 (23.02%) ASP.NET
3 65 (15.59%) CSS
4 63 (15.11%) .NET Framework
5 62 (14.87%) HTML
6 48 (11.51%) jQuery
7 46 (11.03%) ASP.NET Web API
8 45 (10.79%) AngularJS
9 41 (9.83%) ASP.NET MVC
10 40 (9.59%) WPF
11 37 (8.87%) Entity Framework
11 37 (8.87%) WCF
12 36 (8.63%) Web Services
13 33 (7.91%) WinForms
14 29 (6.95%) HTML5
15 24 (5.76%) CSS3
16 20 (4.80%) XML
17 15 (3.60%) JSON
18 14 (3.36%) Ajax
18 14 (3.36%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 30 (7.19%) Greenfield Project
2 21 (5.04%) Data Structures
3 20 (4.80%) Analytical Skills
4 18 (4.32%) Computer Science
5 17 (4.08%) Management Information System
6 14 (3.36%) Replication
7 13 (3.12%) Clustering
8 11 (2.64%) Data Centre
9 8 (1.92%) NHS
10 6 (1.44%) Public Cloud
11 5 (1.20%) PKI
12 4 (0.96%) iPad
12 4 (0.96%) Mobile App
13 3 (0.72%) Linux Command Line
13 3 (0.72%) N-Tier
13 3 (0.72%) Reference Data
13 3 (0.72%) State Machine
14 2 (0.48%) Blackberry
14 2 (0.48%) Life Science
14 2 (0.48%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 79 (18.94%) Windows
2 35 (8.39%) Windows Server
3 20 (4.80%) Windows Server 2012
4 19 (4.56%) Unix
5 14 (3.36%) Linux
6 11 (2.64%) Windows Server 2003
7 9 (2.16%) Windows Server 2008
8 8 (1.92%) Windows 10
9 5 (1.20%) Windows 7
10 2 (0.48%) Android
10 2 (0.48%) Apple iOS
10 2 (0.48%) CentOS
10 2 (0.48%) HPUX
11 1 (0.24%) AIX
11 1 (0.24%) Solaris
11 1 (0.24%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.24%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 115 (27.58%) Agile Software Development
2 103 (24.70%) MVC
3 89 (21.34%) Business Intelligence
4 58 (13.91%) TDD
5 46 (11.03%) Migration
6 44 (10.55%) ETL
7 30 (7.19%) Scrum
8 27 (6.47%) Data Modelling
8 27 (6.47%) DevOps
9 25 (6.00%) Data Migration
10 23 (5.52%) Continuous Integration
10 23 (5.52%) ITIL
11 22 (5.28%) Web Development
12 21 (5.04%) CRM
13 19 (4.56%) Software Engineering
13 19 (4.56%) Unit Testing
14 18 (4.32%) Test Automation
15 17 (4.08%) E-Commerce
16 16 (3.84%) SDLC
17 15 (3.60%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 231 (55.40%) SQL
2 148 (35.49%) C#
3 72 (17.27%) JavaScript
4 69 (16.55%) T-SQL
5 28 (6.71%) Java
6 20 (4.80%) PowerShell
7 14 (3.36%) Python
8 13 (3.12%) Shell Script
9 11 (2.64%) TypeScript
9 11 (2.64%) VB.NET
10 10 (2.40%) C++
11 7 (1.68%) Go
11 7 (1.68%) VB
12 6 (1.44%) VBA
13 5 (1.20%) PL/SQL
13 5 (1.20%) Scala
13 5 (1.20%) X++
14 4 (0.96%) PHP
15 3 (0.72%) Bash Shell
16 2 (0.48%) R
Qualifications
1 30 (7.19%) Degree
2 12 (2.88%) Security Cleared
3 8 (1.92%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (1.68%) SC Cleared
5 6 (1.44%) Computer Science Degree
6 4 (0.96%) ISEB
7 2 (0.48%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (0.48%) MCITP
7 2 (0.48%) MCSE
8 1 (0.24%) DBS Check
8 1 (0.24%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.24%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (0.24%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.24%) Master's Degree
8 1 (0.24%) MCSA
8 1 (0.24%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (3.36%) Data Quality
2 9 (2.16%) QA
3 2 (0.48%) COBIT
3 2 (0.48%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.24%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (0.24%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
4 1 (0.24%) HL7
4 1 (0.24%) SLA
System Software
1 32 (7.67%) Active Directory
2 8 (1.92%) Docker
2 8 (1.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (1.68%) Hyper-V
3 7 (1.68%) Virtual Machines
3 7 (1.68%) XenApp
4 4 (0.96%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 4 (0.96%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (0.96%) vSphere
5 2 (0.48%) Oracle RAC
5 2 (0.48%) UAG
6 1 (0.24%) iptables
6 1 (0.24%) Xen
6 1 (0.24%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 14 (3.36%) Ansible
2 11 (2.64%) Puppet
3 8 (1.92%) SCOM
4 7 (1.68%) Mesos
5 6 (1.44%) Rancher
5 6 (1.44%) SCCM
6 5 (1.20%) Opscode Chef
7 4 (0.96%) Microsoft Clustering
7 4 (0.96%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 3 (0.72%) Failover Clustering
8 3 (0.72%) Oozie
8 3 (0.72%) Terraform
8 3 (0.72%) Tivoli
9 2 (0.48%) BladeLogic
9 2 (0.48%) Kubernetes
9 2 (0.48%) Oracle EDQ
9 2 (0.48%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 2 (0.48%) Packer
9 2 (0.48%) WSUS
10 1 (0.24%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 121 (29.02%) Microsoft
2 61 (14.63%) Oracle
3 23 (5.52%) VMware
4 16 (3.84%) Citrix
4 16 (3.84%) Sitecore
5 10 (2.40%) Tableau
6 9 (2.16%) HP
6 9 (2.16%) SAP
7 8 (1.92%) Cisco
8 7 (1.68%) IBM
9 5 (1.20%) DevExpress
9 5 (1.20%) SendGrid
10 4 (0.96%) Perforce
10 4 (0.96%) Teradata
10 4 (0.96%) Xamarin
11 3 (0.72%) Google
11 3 (0.72%) Nintex
11 3 (0.72%) Salesforce.com
11 3 (0.72%) Symantec
12 2 (0.48%) SaltStack