The table below looks at the statistics 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 31 July 2015 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Structured Query Language (SQL)
Rank 6 5 8
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +3
Contract jobs citing SQL 111 144 103
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 11.36% 18.07% 13.38%
As % of the Programming Languages category 37.76% 55.60% 42.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 81 45
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£350 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £237 £219 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £507 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 2
Average hourly rate £35.25 £14.00 £40.57
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+151.78% -65.49%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.13 £25.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -5.66%
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
294 259 244
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 30.09% 32.50% 31.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 209 136 119
Average daily rate £366 £373 £308
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.67% +20.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £520 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.42% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 2
Average hourly rate £37.50 £30.00 £40.57
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -26.05%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -

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 31 July 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015. 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
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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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Chester -2 26 £388 +25.00% 23
Warrington -14 20 £339 -29.42% 22
Crewe +4 15 £289 -9.76% 8
Knutsford -4 8 £325 +8.33% 1
Wilmslow -1 2 £369 - 2
Ellesmere Port +1 1 - - 1
Runcorn +1 1 £350 +29.62% 1
Northwich 0 1 £300 -29.41% 2
Macclesfield -8 1 - - 4
Winsford - 1 - -
SQL
North West

SQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 95 (35.85%) SQL Server
2 68 (25.66%) Oracle
3 62 (23.40%) Finance
4 61 (23.02%) Business Intelligence
5 56 (21.13%) ETL
6 53 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
7 50 (18.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 48 (18.11%) Java
9 45 (16.98%) T-SQL
10 42 (15.85%) Microsoft
11 41 (15.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 39 (14.72%) PL/SQL
13 38 (14.34%) JavaScript
13 38 (14.34%) HTML
14 36 (13.58%) SDLC
15 33 (12.45%) CSS
16 32 (12.08%) .NET
17 31 (11.70%) J2EE
18 29 (10.94%) Analytical Skills
19 28 (10.57%) Relational Database
19 28 (10.57%) TDD
19 28 (10.57%) Web Services
19 28 (10.57%) Data Warehouse
20 27 (10.19%) JUnit
21 26 (9.81%) OO
21 26 (9.81%) Banking
22 24 (9.06%) XML
22 24 (9.06%) Oracle Reports
22 24 (9.06%) C#
22 24 (9.06%) Oracle Database

SQL
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 19 (7.17%) WebSphere
2 14 (5.28%) Oracle Workflow
3 6 (2.26%) IBM HTTP Server
3 6 (2.26%) SAS
3 6 (2.26%) Oracle HTTP Server
4 5 (1.89%) Tomcat
4 5 (1.89%) SharePoint
5 3 (1.13%) IIS
5 3 (1.13%) Node.js
6 2 (0.75%) JBoss
6 2 (0.75%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.38%) iPlanet
7 1 (0.38%) Documentum
7 1 (0.38%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.38%) WebSphere Process Server
7 1 (0.38%) Umbraco
7 1 (0.38%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 21 (7.92%) MS Excel
2 14 (5.28%) MS Office
3 2 (0.75%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (0.75%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 22 (8.30%) Oracle EBS R12
2 21 (7.92%) Oracle EBS
3 16 (6.04%) Oracle Applications
4 5 (1.89%) Oracle HRMS
5 3 (1.13%) Remedy ITSM
6 2 (0.75%) Oracle Payroll
6 2 (0.75%) Oracle iRecruitment
7 1 (0.38%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.38%) Dynamics CRM
7 1 (0.38%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.51%) Amazon EC2
1 4 (1.51%) Amazon S3
1 4 (1.51%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (1.51%) Route 53
1 4 (1.51%) Amazon Glacier
1 4 (1.51%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
2 3 (1.13%) Amazon ElastiCache
Communications & Networking
1 8 (3.02%) TCP/IP
2 6 (2.26%) HTTP
2 6 (2.26%) Internet
3 4 (1.51%) Firewall
3 4 (1.51%) SAN
3 4 (1.51%) DNS
3 4 (1.51%) DHCP
4 3 (1.13%) NAS
5 1 (0.38%) ATM
5 1 (0.38%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 95 (35.85%) SQL Server
2 50 (18.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 41 (15.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 28 (10.57%) Relational Database
4 28 (10.57%) Data Warehouse
5 24 (9.06%) Oracle Reports
5 24 (9.06%) Oracle Database
6 21 (7.92%) SQL Server 2008
6 21 (7.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 16 (6.04%) SQL Server 2012
8 15 (5.66%) QlikView
9 14 (5.28%) RDBMS
10 13 (4.91%) MS Access
11 10 (3.77%) MySQL
11 10 (3.77%) DTS
11 10 (3.77%) Informix
12 9 (3.40%) Crystal Reports
12 9 (3.40%) DB2
13 6 (2.26%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 5 (1.89%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 27 (10.19%) JUnit
2 18 (6.79%) Oracle Forms
3 13 (4.91%) Ant
4 12 (4.53%) Talend Open Studio
5 9 (3.40%) Cucumber
6 8 (3.02%) Git (software)
6 8 (3.02%) Selenium
6 8 (3.02%) Visual Studio
7 7 (2.64%) Mockito
8 6 (2.26%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 6 (2.26%) Team Foundation Server
8 6 (2.26%) JIRA
9 5 (1.89%) Subversion
9 5 (1.89%) IntelliJ
9 5 (1.89%) Jenkins
10 4 (1.51%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 3 (1.13%) Cactus
11 3 (1.13%) Eclipse
12 2 (0.75%) Maven
12 2 (0.75%) WebSpeed
General
1 62 (23.40%) Finance
2 26 (9.81%) Banking
3 6 (2.26%) Pharmaceutical
4 5 (1.89%) Local Government
5 4 (1.51%) Retail
6 3 (1.13%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.13%) Marketing
7 2 (0.75%) Investment Banking
7 2 (0.75%) Financial Institution
7 2 (0.75%) Legal
8 1 (0.38%) Publishing
8 1 (0.38%) Games
8 1 (0.38%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 160 (60.38%) Developer
2 42 (15.85%) Analyst
3 34 (12.83%) SQL Developer
4 31 (11.70%) Java Developer
5 22 (8.30%) Consultant
6 21 (7.92%) Oracle Developer
6 21 (7.92%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 13 (4.91%) Oracle Consultant
8 11 (4.15%) ETL Developer
8 11 (4.15%) .NET Developer
8 11 (4.15%) Business Developer
9 10 (3.77%) Database Developer
10 9 (3.40%) C# Developer
10 9 (3.40%) DBA
10 9 (3.40%) Business Intelligence Analyst
11 8 (3.02%) SQL Database Developer
11 8 (3.02%) Architect
11 8 (3.02%) SQL DBA
12 7 (2.64%) Senior Developer
13 6 (2.26%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (14.34%) HTML
2 33 (12.45%) CSS
3 32 (12.08%) .NET
4 31 (11.70%) J2EE
5 28 (10.57%) Web Services
6 24 (9.06%) XML
7 22 (8.30%) jQuery
8 20 (7.55%) SOAP
9 17 (6.42%) Spring
9 17 (6.42%) JSON
10 16 (6.04%) WSDL
11 13 (4.91%) ASP.NET
12 12 (4.53%) Servlets
13 9 (3.40%) RESTful
14 8 (3.02%) JAX-WS
14 8 (3.02%) XSL
14 8 (3.02%) XSLT
14 8 (3.02%) JAX-RPC
15 7 (2.64%) Ajax
15 7 (2.64%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 29 (10.94%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (5.28%) NHS
3 7 (2.64%) Replication
3 7 (2.64%) Data Structures
4 6 (2.26%) Management Information System
5 5 (1.89%) CMDB
5 5 (1.89%) Data Centre
6 4 (1.51%) Online Banking
7 3 (1.13%) Web 2.0
7 3 (1.13%) GIS
7 3 (1.13%) Algorithms
8 2 (0.75%) Visualisation
8 2 (0.75%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (0.75%) Clustering
8 2 (0.75%) Informatics
8 2 (0.75%) Data Extraction
8 2 (0.75%) Data Integration
9 1 (0.38%) Telematics
9 1 (0.38%) Credit Risk
9 1 (0.38%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 18 (6.79%) Windows
2 12 (4.53%) UNIX
3 9 (3.40%) Linux
4 3 (1.13%) AIX
5 2 (0.75%) Solaris
5 2 (0.75%) SUSE
5 2 (0.75%) Debian
5 2 (0.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.38%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.38%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.38%) VME
6 1 (0.38%) Android
6 1 (0.38%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (23.02%) Business Intelligence
2 56 (21.13%) ETL
3 53 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
4 36 (13.58%) SDLC
5 28 (10.57%) TDD
6 26 (9.81%) OO
7 20 (7.55%) Software Engineering
8 18 (6.79%) Workflow
9 17 (6.42%) System Integration Testing
10 16 (6.04%) OOP
10 16 (6.04%) Continuous Integration
11 15 (5.66%) Unit Testing
11 15 (5.66%) Integration Testing
11 15 (5.66%) Migration
12 14 (5.28%) CRM
12 14 (5.28%) Web Development
12 14 (5.28%) Data Analysis
13 13 (4.91%) Analytics
14 12 (4.53%) OOD
15 11 (4.15%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 48 (18.11%) Java
2 45 (16.98%) T-SQL
3 39 (14.72%) PL/SQL
4 38 (14.34%) JavaScript
5 24 (9.06%) C#
6 13 (4.91%) VB
7 8 (3.02%) PHP
8 7 (2.64%) Perl
8 7 (2.64%) XPath
8 7 (2.64%) VBA
9 5 (1.89%) C++
9 5 (1.89%) C
9 5 (1.89%) VBScript
10 4 (1.51%) PHP5
10 4 (1.51%) VB.NET
11 3 (1.13%) Shell Script
11 3 (1.13%) Jython
12 2 (0.75%) VB6
12 2 (0.75%) Delphi
12 2 (0.75%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 22 (8.30%) Security Cleared
2 12 (4.53%) DV Cleared
3 10 (3.77%) Degree
4 7 (2.64%) SC Cleared
5 6 (2.26%) A+ Certification
5 6 (2.26%) CEH
5 6 (2.26%) CCNP
5 6 (2.26%) CCNA
5 6 (2.26%) CISSP
5 6 (2.26%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (1.13%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.51%) QA
System Software
1 6 (2.26%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.13%) Docker
3 2 (0.75%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (1.51%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.75%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (0.75%) SCCM
Vendors
1 68 (25.66%) Oracle
2 42 (15.85%) Microsoft
3 16 (6.04%) IBM
3 16 (6.04%) Tableau
4 12 (4.53%) Talend
5 8 (3.02%) Sun
5 8 (3.02%) Cognos
6 6 (2.26%) Sybase
6 6 (2.26%) Symantec
6 6 (2.26%) ArcSight
7 5 (1.89%) Teradata
7 5 (1.89%) LANDesk
7 5 (1.89%) JNBridge
7 5 (1.89%) BMC
7 5 (1.89%) HP
8 4 (1.51%) Informatica
8 4 (1.51%) Remedy
8 4 (1.51%) Perforce
9 3 (1.13%) Citrix
10 2 (0.75%) Progress
Warrington, Cheshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Venturi
Rate: £300 - £425 per day + D.O.E.
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheshire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £300 - £320 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £0.00 per annum + Negotiable Day Rate
Posted: 4 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £300 - £320 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
PCR
Rate: £250 - £350 per day + expenses
Posted: 4 days ago
Warrington
Computer Futures
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Warrington
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £300 - £320 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
Chester
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
Cheshire
TRG
Rate: 250-400 Per Day
Posted: 13 days ago
Chester
Real Staffing
Rate: £300 - £325 per annum + competitive
Posted: 20 days ago
Chester
Real Staffing
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + competitive
Posted: 23 days ago
Chester
Real Staffing
Rate: £400 - £430 per day
Posted: 25 days ago
Cheshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 25 days ago
Cheshire
Real Staffing
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 26 days ago
Chester
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 27 days ago