The table below looks at the statistics for SQL skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bolton region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SQL over the 3 months to 10 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Structured Query Language (SQL)
Rank 3 2 8
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +6
Contract jobs citing SQL 8 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bolton 30.77% 28.57% 3.57%
As % of the Programming Languages category 57.14% 57.14% 11.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 3 0
Average daily rate £308 £175 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+75.71% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £18.32
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £28.50 £28.00
% change year-on-year
-14.03% +1.78%
SQL
Manchester

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the Bolton region.

Programming Languages Category
Bolton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
14 7 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bolton 53.85% 50.00% 32.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 5 3
Average daily rate £325 £300 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -20.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £42.50 £18.32
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +131.98%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +5.88%

SQL
Jobs Demand Trend in Bolton

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SQL across the Bolton region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

SQL Jobs Demand Trend in Bolton

SQL
Daily Rate Trend in Bolton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SQL across the Bolton region.

SQL Daily Rate Trend in Bolton

SQL
Hourly Rate Trend in Bolton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SQL across the Bolton region.

SQL Hourly Rate Trend in Bolton

SQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bolton

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Bolton region citing SQL also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SQL.

1 7 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (50.00%) SQL Server
3 5 (41.67%) T-SQL
4 4 (33.33%) .NET
4 4 (33.33%) Windows
5 3 (25.00%) JavaScript
5 3 (25.00%) Oracle
5 3 (25.00%) C#
5 3 (25.00%) E-Commerce
5 3 (25.00%) ASP.NET
5 3 (25.00%) CSS
5 3 (25.00%) TDD
5 3 (25.00%) MVC
5 3 (25.00%) jQuery
5 3 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (16.67%) SaaS
6 2 (16.67%) PaaS
6 2 (16.67%) Relational Database
6 2 (16.67%) BPMN
6 2 (16.67%) NoSQL
6 2 (16.67%) PowerPivot
6 2 (16.67%) Hibernate
6 2 (16.67%) Scrum
6 2 (16.67%) Intranet
6 2 (16.67%) ISTQB
6 2 (16.67%) Web Development
6 2 (16.67%) Data Analysis
6 2 (16.67%) Spring
6 2 (16.67%) XML
6 2 (16.67%) XSLT

SQL
Top Related IT Skills in Bolton by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Bolton region citing SQL also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SQL. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (8.33%) SharePoint
1 1 (8.33%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 1 (8.33%) MS Excel
1 1 (8.33%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (8.33%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (16.67%) PaaS
1 2 (16.67%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (16.67%) Intranet
2 1 (8.33%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (16.67%) MySQL
2 2 (16.67%) NoSQL
2 2 (16.67%) PowerPivot
2 2 (16.67%) Relational Database
3 1 (8.33%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Power View
3 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (8.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (8.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (8.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (16.67%) TestDirector
2 1 (8.33%) ClearCase
General
1 1 (8.33%) Finance
1 1 (8.33%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 8 (66.67%) Developer
2 3 (25.00%) Analyst
2 3 (25.00%) SQL Developer
2 3 (25.00%) Web Developer
3 2 (16.67%) SQL Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Test Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Administrator
4 1 (8.33%) Agile Test Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Analyst Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Business Intelligence Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 1 (8.33%) C# Developer
4 1 (8.33%) C# Web Developer
4 1 (8.33%) DBA
4 1 (8.33%) Developer Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Excel Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Report Developer
4 1 (8.33%) SQL BI Developer
4 1 (8.33%) SQL DBA
4 1 (8.33%) SQL Server DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (33.33%) .NET
2 3 (25.00%) ASP.NET
2 3 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC
2 3 (25.00%) CSS
2 3 (25.00%) jQuery
3 2 (16.67%) Hibernate
3 2 (16.67%) HTML
3 2 (16.67%) J2EE
3 2 (16.67%) Spring
3 2 (16.67%) XML
3 2 (16.67%) XSLT
4 1 (8.33%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) N-Tier
2 1 (8.33%) iPad
2 1 (8.33%) Replication
2 1 (8.33%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 4 (33.33%) Windows
2 2 (16.67%) Unix
3 1 (8.33%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (25.00%) E-Commerce
2 3 (25.00%) MVC
2 3 (25.00%) TDD
3 2 (16.67%) BPMN
3 2 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (16.67%) Data Analysis
3 2 (16.67%) OO
3 2 (16.67%) Scrum
3 2 (16.67%) SOA
3 2 (16.67%) Web Development
4 1 (8.33%) Analytics
4 1 (8.33%) Business Analytics
4 1 (8.33%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
4 1 (8.33%) Integration Testing
4 1 (8.33%) Single Responsibility Principle
4 1 (8.33%) System Testing
4 1 (8.33%) Translating Business Requirements
4 1 (8.33%) Unit Testing
4 1 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (41.67%) T-SQL
2 3 (25.00%) C#
2 3 (25.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (16.67%) Java
3 2 (16.67%) VB.NET
4 1 (8.33%) PowerShell
4 1 (8.33%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2 (16.67%) ISEB
1 2 (16.67%) ISTQB
Vendors
1 3 (25.00%) Oracle
2 1 (8.33%) Cognos
2 1 (8.33%) Facebook
2 1 (8.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (8.33%) Salesforce.com
2 1 (8.33%) Twitter
2 1 (8.33%) VMware