Period
to 19 October 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 19 October 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
19 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 19 20 15
Rank change year-on-year +1 -5 +6
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 432 435 626
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 7.30% 7.75% 8.64%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 34.50% 33.64% 34.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 313 313 439
North West median daily rate £360 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +7.14% -
10th Percentile £258 £263 £249
90th Percentile £467 £505 £458
England median daily rate £425 £413 £385
% change year-on-year +3.03% +7.14% +2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 7 18
North West median hourly rate £50.00 £27.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +85.19% +8.00% -17.00%
10th Percentile £20.63 £13.91 £14.04
90th Percentile £132.00 £30.20 £42.50
England median hourly rate £23.00 £33.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year -30.30% +1.54% +35.42%

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 1,252 1,293 1,810
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 21.16% 23.04% 24.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 848 857 1,181
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% -6.25%
10th Percentile £280 £290 £263
90th Percentile £573 £613 £538
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 28 52
North West median hourly rate £35.00 £41.38 £32.26
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.41% +28.24% -12.80%
10th Percentile £9.45 £19.30 £14.38
90th Percentile £53.05 £47.35 £57.95
England median hourly rate £32.24 £30.50 £28.50
% change year-on-year +5.70% +7.02% +3.64%

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 19 October 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 19 October 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 19 October 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 -4 226 £363 -3.33% 208
Cheshire -2 102 £355 +7.74% 71
Merseyside +16 59 £340 -12.26% 44
Lancashire -21 33 £275 -18.52% 40
Cumbria +1 6 £300 +33.33% 1
SQL Server
England

For the 6 months to 19 October 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.

1 247 (57.18%) SQL
2 210 (48.61%) .NET
3 189 (43.75%) C#
4 130 (30.09%) Agile Software Development
5 119 (27.55%) Microsoft
6 113 (26.16%) MVC
7 95 (21.99%) ASP.NET
8 91 (21.06%) JavaScript
9 82 (18.98%) Microsoft Azure
10 80 (18.52%) HTML
10 80 (18.52%) Windows
11 70 (16.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 67 (15.51%) CSS
13 62 (14.35%) .NET Framework
14 58 (13.43%) Business Intelligence
14 58 (13.43%) AngularJS
15 56 (12.96%) T-SQL
16 53 (12.27%) Oracle
17 52 (12.04%) Web Services
17 52 (12.04%) ETL
18 50 (11.57%) E-Commerce
18 50 (11.57%) Windows Server
19 48 (11.11%) TDD
20 46 (10.65%) JIRA
20 46 (10.65%) NoSQL
20 46 (10.65%) Problem-Solving
21 44 (10.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
22 43 (9.95%) Entity Framework
22 43 (9.95%) Relational Database
23 41 (9.49%) VB.NET

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 (8.33%) SharePoint
2 30 (6.94%) MS Exchange
3 17 (3.94%) Exchange Server 2010
4 14 (3.24%) SharePoint 2013
5 13 (3.01%) IIS
6 11 (2.55%) Skype for Business
7 8 (1.85%) Elasticsearch
7 8 (1.85%) Exchange Server 2003
8 6 (1.39%) Confluence
8 6 (1.39%) Tomcat
9 5 (1.16%) Apache Solr
9 5 (1.16%) Mule
9 5 (1.16%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 4 (0.93%) Apache
10 4 (0.93%) ArcGIS
10 4 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2007
11 3 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2013
11 3 (0.69%) SAS
12 2 (0.46%) Apache Spark
12 2 (0.46%) OpenStack
Applications
1 15 (3.47%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (1.62%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.23%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 23 (5.32%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.46%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (0.46%) Sage 200
3 1 (0.23%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.23%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 82 (18.98%) Microsoft Azure
2 34 (7.87%) Amazon AWS
3 33 (7.64%) Office 365
4 14 (3.24%) Dynamics 365
5 9 (2.08%) IaaS
6 8 (1.85%) PaaS
7 6 (1.39%) SaaS
8 5 (1.16%) Apigee
8 5 (1.16%) GitHub
9 4 (0.93%) AWS CloudFormation
10 2 (0.46%) Amazon ElastiCache
10 2 (0.46%) npm
10 2 (0.46%) Yarn
11 1 (0.23%) AWS Lambda
11 1 (0.23%) Azure Data Factory
11 1 (0.23%) Basecamp
11 1 (0.23%) Google Cloud Platform
11 1 (0.23%) Google Tag Manager
11 1 (0.23%) Serverless
11 1 (0.23%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 11 (2.55%) DNS
2 10 (2.31%) Firewall
3 6 (1.39%) SAN
4 5 (1.16%) SMS
5 4 (0.93%) Internet
5 4 (0.93%) TCP/IP
5 4 (0.93%) WAN
6 3 (0.69%) Cisco ASA
6 3 (0.69%) Skype
7 2 (0.46%) Converged Networks
7 2 (0.46%) Intranet
7 2 (0.46%) LAN
7 2 (0.46%) VoIP
8 1 (0.23%) ATM
8 1 (0.23%) DHCP
8 1 (0.23%) HTTPS
8 1 (0.23%) NAS
8 1 (0.23%) RTP
8 1 (0.23%) SSL
8 1 (0.23%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 70 (16.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 46 (10.65%) NoSQL
3 44 (10.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 43 (9.95%) Relational Database
5 35 (8.10%) SQL Server 2008
6 33 (7.64%) Data Warehouse
6 33 (7.64%) MySQL
7 29 (6.71%) SQL Server 2016
8 26 (6.02%) SQL Server 2000
9 24 (5.56%) Power BI
10 22 (5.09%) MongoDB
11 19 (4.40%) SQL Server 2012
12 18 (4.17%) PostgreSQL
13 17 (3.94%) DB2
13 17 (3.94%) SQL Server 2014
13 17 (3.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 16 (3.70%) QlikView
15 15 (3.47%) RDBMS
16 13 (3.01%) Azure SQL Database
17 12 (2.78%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 46 (10.65%) JIRA
2 29 (6.71%) AccuRev
3 27 (6.25%) Git (software)
4 24 (5.56%) Visual Studio
5 20 (4.63%) Jenkins
6 18 (4.17%) Selenium
7 12 (2.78%) TeamCity
8 10 (2.31%) Octopus Deploy
8 10 (2.31%) SoapUI
9 9 (2.08%) Maven
10 8 (1.85%) JMeter
10 8 (1.85%) Mercurial
11 7 (1.62%) Cucumber
11 7 (1.62%) JUnit
12 6 (1.39%) Eclipse
12 6 (1.39%) Team Foundation Server
13 5 (1.16%) Mockito
13 5 (1.16%) NeoLoad
13 5 (1.16%) TestNG
14 4 (0.93%) Bitbucket
General
1 26 (6.02%) Finance
2 15 (3.47%) Banking
3 14 (3.24%) Retail
4 11 (2.55%) Local Government
5 9 (2.08%) Manufacturing
6 8 (1.85%) Law
6 8 (1.85%) Legal
7 7 (1.62%) Back Office
7 7 (1.62%) Marketing
8 6 (1.39%) Billing
8 6 (1.39%) Telecoms
9 3 (0.69%) Games
9 3 (0.69%) Investment Banking
10 2 (0.46%) Advertising
10 2 (0.46%) Front Office
10 2 (0.46%) Multimedia
11 1 (0.23%) Automotive
11 1 (0.23%) Electronics
11 1 (0.23%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 270 (62.50%) Developer
2 122 (28.24%) .NET Developer
3 79 (18.29%) C# Developer
4 58 (13.43%) C# .NET Developer
5 56 (12.96%) SQL Developer
6 29 (6.71%) Full Stack Developer
6 29 (6.71%) Software Developer
7 28 (6.48%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 24 (5.56%) DBA
9 21 (4.86%) Analyst
10 20 (4.63%) SQL DBA
11 17 (3.94%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
12 16 (3.70%) ASP.NET Developer
12 16 (3.70%) C# Software Developer
13 14 (3.24%) Angular Developer
14 13 (3.01%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 12 (2.78%) Java Developer
15 12 (2.78%) Server Engineer
15 12 (2.78%) SQL Server Developer
15 12 (2.78%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 210 (48.61%) .NET
2 95 (21.99%) ASP.NET
3 80 (18.52%) HTML
4 67 (15.51%) CSS
5 62 (14.35%) .NET Framework
6 58 (13.43%) AngularJS
7 52 (12.04%) Web Services
8 43 (9.95%) Entity Framework
9 37 (8.56%) WPF
10 36 (8.33%) jQuery
11 35 (8.10%) WinForms
12 33 (7.64%) ASP.NET Web API
13 32 (7.41%) ASP.NET MVC
14 30 (6.94%) XML
15 29 (6.71%) WCF
16 27 (6.25%) .NET Core
17 24 (5.56%) RESTful
18 22 (5.09%) React
19 17 (3.94%) JSON
20 16 (3.70%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 30 (6.94%) Computer Science
2 21 (4.86%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (3.24%) Greenfield Project
4 13 (3.01%) Data Structures
5 12 (2.78%) Enterprise Software
6 11 (2.55%) Data Centre
7 9 (2.08%) Clustering
8 8 (1.85%) PKI
9 6 (1.39%) Management Information System
9 6 (1.39%) Mobile App
9 6 (1.39%) Self-Motivation
10 5 (1.16%) Replication
11 4 (0.93%) Cloud Native
11 4 (0.93%) Hedge funds
12 3 (0.69%) Mainframe
12 3 (0.69%) User Experience
13 2 (0.46%) Digital TV
13 2 (0.46%) Equities
13 2 (0.46%) N-Tier
13 2 (0.46%) Online Gambling
Operating Systems
1 80 (18.52%) Windows
2 50 (11.57%) Windows Server
3 33 (7.64%) Linux
4 23 (5.32%) Unix
5 19 (4.40%) Windows Server 2008
6 15 (3.47%) Windows Server 2012
7 12 (2.78%) Windows 7
7 12 (2.78%) Windows Server 2003
8 8 (1.85%) Windows 10
9 3 (0.69%) AIX
9 3 (0.69%) CentOS
10 2 (0.46%) HPUX
10 2 (0.46%) Solaris
10 2 (0.46%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.23%) Oracle Linux
11 1 (0.23%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 130 (30.09%) Agile Software Development
2 113 (26.16%) MVC
3 58 (13.43%) Business Intelligence
4 52 (12.04%) ETL
5 50 (11.57%) E-Commerce
6 48 (11.11%) TDD
7 46 (10.65%) Problem-Solving
8 34 (7.87%) CRM
9 30 (6.94%) Continuous Integration
10 28 (6.48%) Migration
11 27 (6.25%) Software Engineering
12 24 (5.56%) Test Automation
13 23 (5.32%) Analytics
14 20 (4.63%) BDD
14 20 (4.63%) Data Modelling
14 20 (4.63%) DevOps
14 20 (4.63%) Project Management
14 20 (4.63%) Scrum
14 20 (4.63%) Unit Testing
14 20 (4.63%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 247 (57.18%) SQL
2 189 (43.75%) C#
3 91 (21.06%) JavaScript
4 56 (12.96%) T-SQL
5 41 (9.49%) VB.NET
6 35 (8.10%) Java
7 19 (4.40%) VB
8 15 (3.47%) PHP
9 12 (2.78%) Python
10 11 (2.55%) PowerShell
11 10 (2.31%) Erlang
11 10 (2.31%) PL/SQL
12 8 (1.85%) TypeScript
12 8 (1.85%) VB6
13 7 (1.62%) VBA
14 6 (1.39%) C
15 5 (1.16%) C++
15 5 (1.16%) Java 8
15 5 (1.16%) Perl
15 5 (1.16%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 36 (8.33%) Degree
2 13 (3.01%) Security Cleared
3 10 (2.31%) SC Cleared
4 6 (1.39%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (1.16%) Computer Science Degree
6 4 (0.93%) CCNP
6 4 (0.93%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (0.93%) MCSE
6 4 (0.93%) Postgraduate
7 3 (0.69%) MCITP
7 3 (0.69%) MCTS
8 2 (0.46%) CCDP
8 2 (0.46%) CCNA
8 2 (0.46%) Chartered Engineer
8 2 (0.46%) CISM
8 2 (0.46%) CISSP
8 2 (0.46%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.23%) HNC
9 1 (0.23%) ISEB
9 1 (0.23%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.16%) GDPR
1 5 (1.16%) SLA
2 4 (0.93%) QA
3 1 (0.23%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.23%) PMO
System Software
1 27 (6.25%) Active Directory
2 18 (4.17%) Docker
3 9 (2.08%) XenApp
4 8 (1.85%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 8 (1.85%) VMware Infrastructure
5 6 (1.39%) Hyper-V
6 4 (0.93%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (0.46%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 2 (0.46%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.23%) Gluster
8 1 (0.23%) iptables
8 1 (0.23%) NFS
8 1 (0.23%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.23%) vSphere
8 1 (0.23%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.23%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 14 (3.24%) SCCM
2 11 (2.55%) SCOM
3 8 (1.85%) Opscode Chef
4 7 (1.62%) Kibana
4 7 (1.62%) Puppet
5 5 (1.16%) logstash
6 4 (0.93%) Ansible
6 4 (0.93%) Microsoft Clustering
7 3 (0.69%) Failover Clustering
7 3 (0.69%) WSUS
8 2 (0.46%) HP SIM
8 2 (0.46%) SCOrch
8 2 (0.46%) Terraform
8 2 (0.46%) ZABBIX
9 1 (0.23%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
9 1 (0.23%) HAProxy
9 1 (0.23%) Oracle Flashback
9 1 (0.23%) Packer
9 1 (0.23%) Rancher
9 1 (0.23%) SmoothWall
Vendors
1 119 (27.55%) Microsoft
2 53 (12.27%) Oracle
3 17 (3.94%) Teradata
4 16 (3.70%) Tableau
5 11 (2.55%) Cisco
6 10 (2.31%) SAP
6 10 (2.31%) VMware
7 9 (2.08%) Citrix
8 7 (1.62%) Google
9 6 (1.39%) Informatica
10 5 (1.16%) Ab Initio
11 4 (0.93%) ESRI
11 4 (0.93%) HP
11 4 (0.93%) IBM
11 4 (0.93%) Mapbox
12 3 (0.69%) Cognos
12 3 (0.69%) Red Hat
12 3 (0.69%) Saba
12 3 (0.69%) Sage
12 3 (0.69%) Salesforce.com