The first table below looks at the demand for SQL skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SQL over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Programming Languages category for the Cheshire region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Structured Query Language (SQL)
Rank 7 10 7
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -3
Contract jobs citing SQL 108 78 82
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 12.77% 10.39% 11.82%
As % of the Programming Languages category 43.20% 38.81% 38.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 43 34
Average daily rate £340 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £218 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £544 £426 £412
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 2
Average hourly rate £42.50 £35.70 £11.37
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.06% +213.94%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £25.56
% change year-on-year
+9.09% +7.57%
Programming Languages Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
250 201 213
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 29.55% 26.76% 30.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 117 94 110
Average daily rate £350 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.30% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 5 11
Average hourly rate £40.57 £14.50 £28.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+179.79% -49.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.28 £9.00 £12.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £140.00 £51.39 £39.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +2.94%
SQL
North West

SQL
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

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

SQL Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

SQL
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

SQL Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

SQL
Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SQL across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

SQL Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

SQL
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

SQL Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

SQL
Hourly Rate Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SQL across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

SQL Hourly Rate Histogram in Cheshire

SQL
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Find
Job
Vacancies
Chester +12 47 £350 - 15
Warrington +2 28 £343 -5.51% 18
Knutsford -1 3 £613 +106.05% 11
Runcorn -4 2 £310 - 1
Ellesmere Port - 2 £285 - 1
Nantwich - 2 £205 - 1
Macclesfield -5 1 £225 -35.71% 6
Crewe - - - - 5
Northwich - - - - 1
Wilmslow - - - - 2
Winsford - - - - 1
SQL
North West

SQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire 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 84 (37.67%) .NET
2 62 (27.80%) C#
3 61 (27.35%) HTML
4 60 (26.91%) SQL Server
5 56 (25.11%) TDD
6 54 (24.22%) Oracle
7 46 (20.63%) JavaScript
7 46 (20.63%) Microsoft
8 45 (20.18%) Agile Software Development
9 44 (19.73%) Finance
10 43 (19.28%) T-SQL
10 43 (19.28%) CSS
11 40 (17.94%) Java
12 35 (15.70%) ASP.NET
13 32 (14.35%) jQuery
13 32 (14.35%) HTML5
14 30 (13.45%) Scrum
15 27 (12.11%) MVC
15 27 (12.11%) MS Excel
15 27 (12.11%) Business Intelligence
16 26 (11.66%) Web Services
16 26 (11.66%) Pair Programming
17 25 (11.21%) XML
17 25 (11.21%) Windows
17 25 (11.21%) CSS3
18 24 (10.76%) JSON
19 23 (10.31%) .NET Framework
19 23 (10.31%) Data Warehouse
19 23 (10.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
20 22 (9.87%) Relational Database

SQL
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire 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 17 (7.62%) SAS
2 9 (4.04%) SharePoint
3 7 (3.14%) IIS
3 7 (3.14%) WebSphere
4 6 (2.69%) Oracle Workflow
5 4 (1.79%) Mule
5 4 (1.79%) Apache
5 4 (1.79%) NetWeaver
6 2 (0.90%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (0.90%) Apache ServiceMix
6 2 (0.90%) Tuxedo
7 1 (0.45%) CMS
7 1 (0.45%) FileNet
7 1 (0.45%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.45%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.45%) WordPress
7 1 (0.45%) Drupal
7 1 (0.45%) Lync
7 1 (0.45%) Node.js
Applications
1 27 (12.11%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.35%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (0.90%) MS Office
4 1 (0.45%) SPSS
4 1 (0.45%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.45%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 15 (6.73%) Oracle EBS
2 9 (4.04%) Oracle EBS R12
3 8 (3.59%) Oracle Internet Expenses
3 8 (3.59%) Oracle iRecruitment
4 7 (3.14%) Oracle Applications
5 2 (0.90%) Oracle 11i
6 1 (0.45%) SAP CO
6 1 (0.45%) SAP FI/CO
6 1 (0.45%) Oracle HRMS
6 1 (0.45%) Oracle Payroll
6 1 (0.45%) SAP FI
6 1 (0.45%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (0.45%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.45%) Oracle Payables
6 1 (0.45%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 1 (0.45%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 10 (4.48%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.90%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (3.14%) HTTP
2 6 (2.69%) SAN
3 4 (1.79%) TCP/IP
3 4 (1.79%) DNS
3 4 (1.79%) LAN
3 4 (1.79%) DHCP
4 3 (1.35%) Firewall
4 3 (1.35%) Internet
4 3 (1.35%) SMTP
4 3 (1.35%) WAN
4 3 (1.35%) VLAN
5 2 (0.90%) LDAP
6 1 (0.45%) Intranet
6 1 (0.45%) Extranet
6 1 (0.45%) VPN
6 1 (0.45%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 60 (26.91%) SQL Server
2 23 (10.31%) Data Warehouse
2 23 (10.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 22 (9.87%) Relational Database
4 19 (8.52%) SQL Server 2008
5 18 (8.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 14 (6.28%) Oracle Database
7 12 (5.38%) SQL Server 2005
8 8 (3.59%) Oracle BI EE
9 7 (3.14%) RDBMS
9 7 (3.14%) MySQL
9 7 (3.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 6 (2.69%) DB2
10 6 (2.69%) Oracle Reports
11 5 (2.24%) Oracle Database 10g
11 5 (2.24%) MS Access
11 5 (2.24%) SQL Server 2012
12 4 (1.79%) SQL Server 2000
12 4 (1.79%) SAP BW
13 3 (1.35%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 10 (4.48%) Visual Studio
2 8 (3.59%) Oracle Forms
3 5 (2.24%) Subversion
3 5 (2.24%) JIRA
4 4 (1.79%) Cucumber
5 3 (1.35%) JUnit
5 3 (1.35%) Selenium
6 2 (0.90%) Jenkins
6 2 (0.90%) Eclipse
6 2 (0.90%) ERwin
6 2 (0.90%) LoadRunner
6 2 (0.90%) Maven
7 1 (0.45%) NUnit
7 1 (0.45%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 1 (0.45%) ClearCase
7 1 (0.45%) Git (software)
7 1 (0.45%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.45%) PhantomJS
7 1 (0.45%) Moq
7 1 (0.45%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 44 (19.73%) Finance
2 16 (7.17%) Banking
3 4 (1.79%) Legal
4 3 (1.35%) Back Office
4 3 (1.35%) Local Government
5 2 (0.90%) Marketing
5 2 (0.90%) Manufacturing
5 2 (0.90%) Publishing
5 2 (0.90%) Retail
6 1 (0.45%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.45%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 93 (41.70%) Developer
2 35 (15.70%) Analyst
3 30 (13.45%) .NET Developer
4 18 (8.07%) Consultant
5 17 (7.62%) Java Developer
6 14 (6.28%) Tester
6 14 (6.28%) SQL Developer
6 14 (6.28%) Data Manager
7 13 (5.83%) Software Engineer
8 12 (5.38%) C# Developer
9 10 (4.48%) DBA
10 9 (4.04%) SQL DBA
10 9 (4.04%) Test Analyst
10 9 (4.04%) C# .NET Developer
11 8 (3.59%) Business Analyst
11 8 (3.59%) Oracle Developer
12 7 (3.14%) ASP.NET Developer
12 7 (3.14%) Software Tester
12 7 (3.14%) Oracle Consultant
12 7 (3.14%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 84 (37.67%) .NET
2 61 (27.35%) HTML
3 43 (19.28%) CSS
4 35 (15.70%) ASP.NET
5 32 (14.35%) jQuery
5 32 (14.35%) HTML5
6 26 (11.66%) Web Services
7 25 (11.21%) XML
7 25 (11.21%) CSS3
8 24 (10.76%) JSON
9 23 (10.31%) .NET Framework
10 21 (9.42%) WinForms
11 20 (8.97%) WPF
12 19 (8.52%) RESTful
13 17 (7.62%) Spring
14 15 (6.73%) ASP.NET MVC
15 14 (6.28%) WCF
15 14 (6.28%) SOAP
16 12 (5.38%) Ajax
17 11 (4.93%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 15 (6.73%) NHS
2 11 (4.93%) Enterprise Software
3 10 (4.48%) Reference Data
4 9 (4.04%) N-Tier
5 5 (2.24%) Mainframe
6 4 (1.79%) Statistics
6 4 (1.79%) Clustering
7 3 (1.35%) Replication
7 3 (1.35%) Web 2.0
7 3 (1.35%) Online Banking
7 3 (1.35%) Inversion of Control
8 2 (0.90%) Credit Risk
8 2 (0.90%) RIA
8 2 (0.90%) Visualisation
8 2 (0.90%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.45%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.45%) Informatics
9 1 (0.45%) Mathematics
9 1 (0.45%) Open Source
9 1 (0.45%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 25 (11.21%) Windows
2 13 (5.83%) UNIX
3 11 (4.93%) Linux
4 6 (2.69%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (2.69%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (0.90%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (0.90%) Windows 2000 Server
6 1 (0.45%) Windows 2000
6 1 (0.45%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (25.11%) TDD
2 45 (20.18%) Agile Software Development
3 30 (13.45%) Scrum
4 27 (12.11%) MVC
4 27 (12.11%) Business Intelligence
5 26 (11.66%) Pair Programming
6 20 (8.97%) Unit Testing
7 19 (8.52%) Continuous Integration
7 19 (8.52%) Migration
8 18 (8.07%) OO
8 18 (8.07%) Requirements Management
8 18 (8.07%) Software Engineering
9 17 (7.62%) Configuration Management
10 13 (5.83%) ETL
10 13 (5.83%) Data Migration
10 13 (5.83%) Dependency Injection
11 12 (5.38%) Data Governance
11 12 (5.38%) Data Modelling
12 11 (4.93%) Workflow
12 11 (4.93%) Refactoring
Programming Languages
1 62 (27.80%) C#
2 46 (20.63%) JavaScript
3 43 (19.28%) T-SQL
4 40 (17.94%) Java
5 21 (9.42%) PL/SQL
6 13 (5.83%) VB.NET
7 10 (4.48%) Shell Script
8 9 (4.04%) C++
9 8 (3.59%) C
9 8 (3.59%) VB
10 7 (3.14%) VBScript
11 4 (1.79%) XPath
12 3 (1.35%) VBA
13 2 (0.90%) PHP
14 1 (0.45%) FoxPro (VFP)
14 1 (0.45%) Delphi
14 1 (0.45%) ABAP
14 1 (0.45%) Python
14 1 (0.45%) Ruby
14 1 (0.45%) IronPython
Qualifications
1 15 (6.73%) SC Cleared
1 15 (6.73%) Security Cleared
2 8 (3.59%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (2.69%) MCPD
3 6 (2.69%) MCTS
3 6 (2.69%) ISEB
4 5 (2.24%) MCP
5 4 (1.79%) Degree
6 3 (1.35%) ISTQB
7 2 (0.90%) CISSP
7 2 (0.90%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.45%) CISA
8 1 (0.45%) GIAC
8 1 (0.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.45%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.14%) QA
2 1 (0.45%) Data Quality
System Software
1 11 (4.93%) Active Directory
2 4 (1.79%) Hyper-V
3 2 (0.90%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.45%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (0.45%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.45%) ISA Server
4 1 (0.45%) XenApp
4 1 (0.45%) XenServer
4 1 (0.45%) XenDesktop
4 1 (0.45%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (1.35%) Tivoli
2 2 (0.90%) Oracle Identity Manager
2 2 (0.90%) CA Wily
2 2 (0.90%) nmon
2 2 (0.90%) FortiGate
2 2 (0.90%) SCOM
2 2 (0.90%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.90%) NetBackup
3 1 (0.45%) Tivoli Identity Manager
3 1 (0.45%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (0.45%) WSUS
3 1 (0.45%) Oracle Identity Management
3 1 (0.45%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 54 (24.22%) Oracle
2 46 (20.63%) Microsoft
3 16 (7.17%) Teradata
4 11 (4.93%) SAP
5 8 (3.59%) IBM
6 6 (2.69%) Citrix
7 5 (2.24%) VMware
7 5 (2.24%) HP
7 5 (2.24%) DevExpress
8 4 (1.79%) Vertica
9 3 (1.35%) Perforce
9 3 (1.35%) Sybase
9 3 (1.35%) JBoss
10 2 (0.90%) Tableau
10 2 (0.90%) Twitter
10 2 (0.90%) Fundtech
10 2 (0.90%) Netezza
10 2 (0.90%) Dell
11 1 (0.45%) AppSense
11 1 (0.45%) Altiris
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