The table below looks at the statistics for SQL skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SQL over the 3 months to 29 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
29 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Structured Query Language (SQL)
Rank 5 5 6
Rank change year-on-year
0 +1
Contract jobs citing SQL 144 143 114
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 16.09% 14.88% 14.65%
As % of the Programming Languages category 39.13% 37.83% 52.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 106 79 67
Median daily rate £388 £358 £333
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.39% +7.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £225 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £469 £500 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £340 £333
% change year-on-year
+6.61% +2.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Median hourly rate £20.78 £33.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.03% +65.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £22.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+44.44% -25.00%
SQL
North West

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

Programming Languages Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
368 378 219
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 41.12% 39.33% 28.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 284 256 124
Median daily rate £400 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +10.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £291 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £650 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 2 1
Median hourly rate £21.00 £33.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-36.36% +65.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £37.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%

SQL
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Cheshire region citing SQL as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 29 June 2016.

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
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 29 June 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Chester +3 68 £413 +3.12% 12
Warrington +2 34 £325 - 13
Macclesfield +2 8 £335 +1.51% 1
Knutsford -6 7 £394 +20.22%
SQL
North West

SQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 29 June 2016, IT contractor jobs citing SQL 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for SQL.

1 113 (40.07%) SQL Server
2 111 (39.36%) Oracle
3 88 (31.21%) Agile Software Development
4 86 (30.50%) Java
5 67 (23.76%) Finance
6 59 (20.92%) ETL
7 58 (20.57%) PL/SQL
8 57 (20.21%) Linux
9 56 (19.86%) TDD
10 54 (19.15%) Web Services
11 49 (17.38%) Business Intelligence
12 48 (17.02%) XML
13 47 (16.67%) JavaScript
14 45 (15.96%) .NET
15 44 (15.60%) T-SQL
16 43 (15.25%) Continuous Integration
17 39 (13.83%) Oracle Database
18 38 (13.48%) C#
18 38 (13.48%) Banking
19 37 (13.12%) Windows
20 35 (12.41%) Spring
21 34 (12.06%) Jenkins
22 31 (10.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
22 31 (10.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
22 31 (10.99%) Microsoft
23 30 (10.64%) IBM
24 29 (10.28%) Active Directory
24 29 (10.28%) E-Commerce
24 29 (10.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
25 28 (9.93%) Mainframe

SQL
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire 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 25 (8.87%) WebSphere
2 18 (6.38%) IIS
3 17 (6.03%) Tomcat
4 14 (4.96%) JBoss
4 14 (4.96%) SharePoint
5 10 (3.55%) WebSphere Application Server
6 9 (3.19%) Oracle Workflow
7 8 (2.84%) CICS
7 8 (2.84%) WebLogic
8 7 (2.48%) MS Exchange
9 6 (2.13%) Apache
9 6 (2.13%) Skype for Business
10 5 (1.77%) IBM HTTP Server
10 5 (1.77%) Oracle HTTP Server
10 5 (1.77%) SharePoint 2013
11 4 (1.42%) Exchange Server 2007
11 4 (1.42%) Exchange Server 2010
11 4 (1.42%) Exchange Server 2013
11 4 (1.42%) SAS
12 3 (1.06%) OpenStack
Applications
1 11 (3.90%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.42%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 14 (4.96%) Oracle EBS
2 13 (4.61%) Oracle EBS R12
3 8 (2.84%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.35%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.35%) Oracle Payroll
4 1 (0.35%) SAP CO
4 1 (0.35%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.35%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (0.35%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 6 (2.13%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (1.77%) IaaS
3 4 (1.42%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (1.42%) PaaS
3 4 (1.42%) SaaS
4 3 (1.06%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.71%) Engine Yard
5 2 (0.71%) GitHub
5 2 (0.71%) Heroku
5 2 (0.71%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 16 (5.67%) DHCP
2 10 (3.55%) HTTP
3 9 (3.19%) Network Security
4 8 (2.84%) Internet
5 6 (2.13%) LDAP
6 4 (1.42%) DNS
6 4 (1.42%) SAN
6 4 (1.42%) Skype
6 4 (1.42%) WAN
7 2 (0.71%) LAN
7 2 (0.71%) Reverse Proxy
7 2 (0.71%) SMTP
7 2 (0.71%) TCP/IP
7 2 (0.71%) VoIP
8 1 (0.35%) Intranet
8 1 (0.35%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 113 (40.07%) SQL Server
2 39 (13.83%) Oracle Database
3 31 (10.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 31 (10.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 29 (10.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 27 (9.57%) DB2
6 20 (7.09%) Data Warehouse
7 19 (6.74%) SQL Server 2012
8 16 (5.67%) Oracle Reports
9 15 (5.32%) Big Data
9 15 (5.32%) OLAP
9 15 (5.32%) OLAP Cube
10 14 (4.96%) SQL Server 2008
11 13 (4.61%) Oracle Database 11g
11 13 (4.61%) SQL Server 2014
12 7 (2.48%) NoSQL
12 7 (2.48%) Oracle Database 10g
12 7 (2.48%) Oracle Database 12c
13 6 (2.13%) MongoDB
14 5 (1.77%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 34 (12.06%) Jenkins
2 27 (9.57%) Talend Open Studio
3 21 (7.45%) Team Foundation Server
4 20 (7.09%) Subversion
5 18 (6.38%) JIRA
5 18 (6.38%) Oracle Forms
6 13 (4.61%) JUnit
6 13 (4.61%) Selenium
7 12 (4.26%) Cucumber
8 10 (3.55%) Maven
9 9 (3.19%) Git (software)
10 8 (2.84%) ClearCase
11 7 (2.48%) Mockito
12 6 (2.13%) Visual Studio
13 5 (1.77%) Checkstyle
13 5 (1.77%) FindBugs
13 5 (1.77%) SonarQube
14 3 (1.06%) Mercurial
15 2 (0.71%) Moq
15 2 (0.71%) Vagrant
General
1 67 (23.76%) Finance
2 38 (13.48%) Banking
3 9 (3.19%) Pharmaceutical
4 6 (2.13%) Local Government
4 6 (2.13%) Retail
5 5 (1.77%) Advertising
5 5 (1.77%) International Banking
6 4 (1.42%) Publishing
7 3 (1.06%) Marketing
8 1 (0.35%) Billing
8 1 (0.35%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.35%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.35%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 150 (53.19%) Developer
2 47 (16.67%) SQL Developer
3 45 (15.96%) Java Developer
4 25 (8.87%) Oracle Developer
5 22 (7.80%) Analyst
6 21 (7.45%) C# Developer
7 20 (7.09%) Architect
8 19 (6.74%) .NET Developer
9 17 (6.03%) PL/SQL Developer
10 16 (5.67%) Senior Developer
11 15 (5.32%) Consultant
11 15 (5.32%) ETL Developer
12 13 (4.61%) SSIS Developer
13 12 (4.26%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
13 12 (4.26%) C# .NET Developer
14 11 (3.90%) ASP.NET Developer
14 11 (3.90%) DBA
14 11 (3.90%) SSRS Developer
14 11 (3.90%) T-SQL Developer
15 10 (3.55%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (19.15%) Web Services
2 48 (17.02%) XML
3 45 (15.96%) .NET
4 35 (12.41%) Spring
5 25 (8.87%) J2EE
6 24 (8.51%) ASP.NET
7 23 (8.16%) HTML
7 23 (8.16%) SOAP
7 23 (8.16%) WSDL
8 21 (7.45%) CSS
8 21 (7.45%) JDBC
9 19 (6.74%) XSLT
10 18 (6.38%) JSP
11 17 (6.03%) jQuery
12 15 (5.32%) ASP.NET MVC
13 14 (4.96%) AngularJS
13 14 (4.96%) JAX-WS
13 14 (4.96%) Servlets
14 11 (3.90%) JMS
14 11 (3.90%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 28 (9.93%) Mainframe
2 11 (3.90%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (3.90%) NHS
2 11 (3.90%) Replication
3 9 (3.19%) Digital Media
4 8 (2.84%) PMI
5 7 (2.48%) Data Centre
5 7 (2.48%) IBM Mainframe
5 7 (2.48%) Management Information System
6 5 (1.77%) Client/Server
6 5 (1.77%) Driving Licence
6 5 (1.77%) iPad
6 5 (1.77%) N-Tier
7 4 (1.42%) Blackberry
7 4 (1.42%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (1.42%) Online Banking
8 3 (1.06%) Mobile App
9 2 (0.71%) Data Structures
9 2 (0.71%) Performance Metrics
9 2 (0.71%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 57 (20.21%) Linux
2 37 (13.12%) Windows
3 27 (9.57%) AIX
4 17 (6.03%) Solaris
4 17 (6.03%) Unix
5 16 (5.67%) HPUX
5 16 (5.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 11 (3.90%) Windows Server
7 10 (3.55%) Windows Server 2012
8 7 (2.48%) CentOS
8 7 (2.48%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (1.42%) Windows 10
9 4 (1.42%) Windows Server 2008
10 3 (1.06%) Apple iOS
11 2 (0.71%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.35%) Android
12 1 (0.35%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (31.21%) Agile Software Development
2 59 (20.92%) ETL
3 56 (19.86%) TDD
4 49 (17.38%) Business Intelligence
5 43 (15.25%) Continuous Integration
6 29 (10.28%) E-Commerce
7 26 (9.22%) MVC
8 25 (8.87%) Migration
9 22 (7.80%) Analytics
10 19 (6.74%) Configuration Management
10 19 (6.74%) High Availability
10 19 (6.74%) Software Engineering
10 19 (6.74%) Waterfall
11 17 (6.03%) Web Development
12 16 (5.67%) Kimball Methodology
12 16 (5.67%) Workflow
13 15 (5.32%) Dimensional Modelling
14 14 (4.96%) Integration Testing
14 14 (4.96%) Performance Tuning
14 14 (4.96%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 86 (30.50%) Java
2 58 (20.57%) PL/SQL
3 47 (16.67%) JavaScript
4 44 (15.60%) T-SQL
5 38 (13.48%) C#
6 14 (4.96%) PHP
7 12 (4.26%) PowerShell
8 8 (2.84%) Assembly Language
8 8 (2.84%) COBOL
9 6 (2.13%) Python
10 5 (1.77%) TypeScript
11 4 (1.42%) Bash Shell
11 4 (1.42%) R
11 4 (1.42%) Ruby
11 4 (1.42%) VB.NET
12 3 (1.06%) VBA
13 2 (0.71%) Perl
14 1 (0.35%) Go
Qualifications
1 17 (6.03%) Security Cleared
2 14 (4.96%) SC Cleared
3 8 (2.84%) PMI Certification
4 7 (2.48%) Degree
5 5 (1.77%) Sun Certification
6 3 (1.06%) ISEB
7 2 (0.71%) AWS Certification
7 2 (0.71%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.13%) QA
2 5 (1.77%) Data Quality
2 5 (1.77%) SLA
3 1 (0.35%) Basel II
System Software
1 29 (10.28%) Active Directory
2 11 (3.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (2.48%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.71%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 2 (0.71%) Postfix
4 2 (0.71%) Sendmail
4 2 (0.71%) VMware ESX
4 2 (0.71%) VMware Server
4 2 (0.71%) vSphere
4 2 (0.71%) XenApp
5 1 (0.35%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.35%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 10 (3.55%) SCCM
2 8 (2.84%) SCOM
3 6 (2.13%) Puppet
4 4 (1.42%) vRealize
5 3 (1.06%) BladeLogic
5 3 (1.06%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (0.71%) Ansible
6 2 (0.71%) BMC PATROL
6 2 (0.71%) Cobbler
6 2 (0.71%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (0.71%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 2 (0.71%) Nagios
6 2 (0.71%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (0.71%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 2 (0.71%) TADDM
6 2 (0.71%) Tivoli
7 1 (0.35%) HP Data Protector
7 1 (0.35%) SCVMM
7 1 (0.35%) StatsD
Vendors
1 111 (39.36%) Oracle
2 31 (10.99%) Microsoft
3 30 (10.64%) IBM
4 27 (9.57%) Talend
5 22 (7.80%) Citrix
5 22 (7.80%) Vertica
6 18 (6.38%) VMware
7 16 (5.67%) EMC
8 12 (4.26%) Tableau
9 9 (3.19%) Ab Initio
10 8 (2.84%) Chordiant
11 5 (1.77%) BMC
11 5 (1.77%) Perforce
11 5 (1.77%) Sun
12 4 (1.42%) Informatica
12 4 (1.42%) MobileIron
13 3 (1.06%) ATG
13 3 (1.06%) Salesforce.com
13 3 (1.06%) ServiceNow
14 2 (0.71%) Symantec
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