The table below looks at the statistics for SQL skills in IT contracts advertised for the North East region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SQL over the 3 months to 30 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
30 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Structured Query Language (SQL)
Rank 10 7 4
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -3
Contract jobs citing SQL 264 107 96
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 16.20% 12.56% 18.18%
As % of the Programming Languages category 48.26% 37.68% 45.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 156 72 53
Median daily rate £320 £350 £260
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% +34.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £250 £227
10% offered a daily rate of more than £446 £451 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £340 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.61% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 2 0
Median hourly rate £28.50 £25.24 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.93% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £22.85 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+42.23% -23.83%
SQL
England

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

Programming Languages Category
North East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
547 284 212
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 33.56% 33.33% 40.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 337 200 128
Median daily rate £320 £350 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% +27.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £263 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £507 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 4 5
Median hourly rate £28.75 £32.00 £33.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.15% -4.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.20 £15.68 £13.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £40.00 £36.00
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 the North East

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North East region citing SQL as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Programming Languages category.

SQL Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

SQL
Daily Rate Trend in the North East

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

SQL Daily Rate Trend in the North East

SQL
Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SQL across the North East region over the 3 months to 30 June 2016.

SQL Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

SQL
Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

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

SQL Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

SQL
Hourly Rate Histogram in the North East

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SQL across the North East region over the 3 months to 30 June 2016.

SQL Hourly Rate Histogram in the North East

SQL
Contract Job Locations in the North East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL within the North East region over the 3 months to 30 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
Tyne and Wear -1 247 £320 -13.51% 28
Durham -9 5 - - 6
SQL
England

SQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 30 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 North East region with a requirement for SQL.

1 166 (47.84%) Windows
2 165 (47.55%) SQL Server
3 150 (43.23%) Oracle
4 145 (41.79%) Security Cleared
5 128 (36.89%) HP
6 123 (35.45%) SC Cleared
7 115 (33.14%) Microsoft
7 115 (33.14%) Unix
8 104 (29.97%) Active Directory
9 101 (29.11%) Windows Server
10 90 (25.94%) ITIL
11 88 (25.36%) DNS
12 87 (25.07%) VB
13 85 (24.50%) Linux
14 70 (20.17%) MS Excel
14 70 (20.17%) PowerShell
15 69 (19.88%) Perl
16 68 (19.60%) Microsoft Certification
17 67 (19.31%) T-SQL
18 64 (18.44%) Shell Script
19 59 (17.00%) Citrix
19 59 (17.00%) TCP/IP
19 59 (17.00%) DHCP
20 57 (16.43%) VMware
21 56 (16.14%) CA
22 54 (15.56%) PL/SQL
23 51 (14.70%) Tivoli
24 48 (13.83%) .NET
24 48 (13.83%) BPSS Clearance
25 46 (13.26%) Mentoring

SQL
Top Related IT Skills in the North East 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 37 (10.66%) IIS
2 26 (7.49%) SharePoint
3 24 (6.92%) WebLogic
4 22 (6.34%) Apache
5 20 (5.76%) Oracle Workflow
6 19 (5.48%) MS Exchange
7 18 (5.19%) IBM Notes
8 15 (4.32%) Exchange Server 2010
8 15 (4.32%) JBoss
9 14 (4.03%) Exchange Server 2013
9 14 (4.03%) OpenStack
9 14 (4.03%) SAS
10 7 (2.02%) WebSphere
10 7 (2.02%) WebSphere Application Server
11 5 (1.44%) CMS
11 5 (1.44%) Exchange Server 2003
12 4 (1.15%) FileNet
13 3 (0.86%) Confluence
14 2 (0.58%) SharePoint 2010
14 2 (0.58%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 70 (20.17%) MS Excel
2 23 (6.63%) MS Office
3 3 (0.86%) MS Project
4 2 (0.58%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 17 (4.90%) Oracle EBS
2 15 (4.32%) Oracle EBS R12
2 15 (4.32%) Oracle Payables
3 14 (4.03%) Oracle Applications
3 14 (4.03%) Oracle General Ledger
4 12 (3.46%) Oracle Receivables
5 7 (2.02%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
6 4 (1.15%) Dynamics CRM
6 4 (1.15%) Oracle 11i
7 1 (0.29%) Oracle ERP
7 1 (0.29%) Oracle Financials
7 1 (0.29%) Oracle iProcurement
Cloud Services
1 14 (4.03%) Office 365
2 4 (1.15%) OpenShift
3 3 (0.86%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (0.86%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 88 (25.36%) DNS
2 59 (17.00%) DHCP
2 59 (17.00%) TCP/IP
3 41 (11.82%) SAN
4 38 (10.95%) Firewall
5 17 (4.90%) SSL
6 16 (4.61%) LDAP
7 12 (3.46%) SSH
8 8 (2.31%) Intrusion Detection
8 8 (2.31%) Network Security
8 8 (2.31%) OpenLDAP
9 6 (1.73%) HTTP
10 2 (0.58%) 3G
10 2 (0.58%) VoIP
10 2 (0.58%) Wi-Fi
11 1 (0.29%) Ethernet
11 1 (0.29%) Fibre Channel
11 1 (0.29%) Internet
11 1 (0.29%) Intranet
11 1 (0.29%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 165 (47.55%) SQL Server
2 37 (10.66%) DB2
3 36 (10.37%) SQL Server 2008
4 33 (9.51%) SQL Server 2012
5 27 (7.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 25 (7.20%) SQL Server 2005
6 25 (7.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 24 (6.92%) BusinessObjects
7 24 (6.92%) Oracle Database
8 22 (6.34%) Data Warehouse
9 16 (4.61%) Oracle Reports
10 15 (4.32%) Oracle BI Publisher
11 13 (3.75%) Oracle Database 11g
12 10 (2.88%) Relational Database
13 9 (2.59%) SQL Server 2000
13 9 (2.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 8 (2.31%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
14 8 (2.31%) PostgreSQL
15 6 (1.73%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
15 6 (1.73%) HBase
Development Applications
1 35 (10.09%) MSI
2 27 (7.78%) Visual Studio
3 24 (6.92%) Team Foundation Server
4 17 (4.90%) ERwin
5 13 (3.75%) Oracle Forms
6 9 (2.59%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 8 (2.31%) Git (software)
7 8 (2.31%) LoadRunner
8 7 (2.02%) Facilita Forecast
8 7 (2.02%) HP UFT
9 4 (1.15%) Subversion
10 3 (0.86%) JIRA
11 2 (0.58%) Maven
12 1 (0.29%) Cucumber
12 1 (0.29%) Eclipse
12 1 (0.29%) Jenkins
12 1 (0.29%) JMeter
12 1 (0.29%) Mockito
12 1 (0.29%) Oracle APEX
12 1 (0.29%) Selenium
General
1 36 (10.37%) Finance
2 14 (4.03%) General Ledger
3 5 (1.44%) Advertising
3 5 (1.44%) Marketing
4 4 (1.15%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.29%) Legal
Job Titles
1 80 (23.05%) Developer
2 29 (8.36%) Analyst
3 27 (7.78%) Support Engineer
4 22 (6.34%) .NET Developer
5 20 (5.76%) DBA
5 20 (5.76%) Oracle Developer
6 19 (5.48%) SQL DBA
6 19 (5.48%) SQL Developer
7 14 (4.03%) C# Developer
7 14 (4.03%) Tester
8 12 (3.46%) E-Business Developer
9 11 (3.17%) Applications Developer
9 11 (3.17%) Wintel Support
10 10 (2.88%) Support Analyst
11 9 (2.59%) Informatica Developer
11 9 (2.59%) Office 365 Engineer
11 9 (2.59%) Oracle Financials Developer
11 9 (2.59%) T-SQL Developer
12 8 (2.31%) Cloud Engineer
12 8 (2.31%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (13.83%) .NET
2 37 (10.66%) XML
3 26 (7.49%) HTML
4 23 (6.63%) ASP.NET
5 20 (5.76%) Middleware
6 14 (4.03%) CSS
7 10 (2.88%) .NET Framework
7 10 (2.88%) ASP.NET Web API
8 9 (2.59%) ASP.NET MVC
8 9 (2.59%) Web Services
9 8 (2.31%) Software Packaging
10 7 (2.02%) ASP.NET MVC 5
10 7 (2.02%) Classic ASP
10 7 (2.02%) MDX
10 7 (2.02%) WebSphere MQ
11 6 (1.73%) HTML5
11 6 (1.73%) XHTML
12 4 (1.15%) jQuery
12 4 (1.15%) JSON
12 4 (1.15%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 43 (12.39%) Clustering
2 28 (8.07%) Analytical Skills
3 22 (6.34%) Computer Science
3 22 (6.34%) Management Information System
4 13 (3.75%) Replication
5 11 (3.17%) Mainframe
6 9 (2.59%) Data Structures
7 8 (2.31%) DataPower
7 8 (2.31%) IBM Mainframe
7 8 (2.31%) Visualisation
8 7 (2.02%) CMDB
9 6 (1.73%) Performance Metrics
10 5 (1.44%) Client/Server
11 4 (1.15%) Blog
11 4 (1.15%) Data Centre
11 4 (1.15%) N-Tier
11 4 (1.15%) Private Cloud
12 3 (0.86%) Data Integration
12 3 (0.86%) Enterprise Storage
13 2 (0.58%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 166 (47.84%) Windows
2 115 (33.14%) Unix
3 101 (29.11%) Windows Server
4 85 (24.50%) Linux
5 24 (6.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 20 (5.76%) AIX
6 20 (5.76%) Windows Server 2008
7 18 (5.19%) Windows 7
8 17 (4.90%) Windows Server 2003
8 17 (4.90%) Windows XP
9 13 (3.75%) Windows Server 2012
10 12 (3.46%) Solaris
11 8 (2.31%) zOS
12 4 (1.15%) HPUX
13 1 (0.29%) Android
13 1 (0.29%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.29%) Debian
13 1 (0.29%) SUSE
13 1 (0.29%) VME
13 1 (0.29%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 90 (25.94%) ITIL
2 46 (13.26%) Business Intelligence
2 46 (13.26%) Mentoring
3 43 (12.39%) Configuration Management
3 43 (12.39%) Incident Management
4 31 (8.93%) Migration
5 30 (8.65%) High Availability
6 29 (8.36%) Agile Software Development
7 28 (8.07%) Data Modelling
8 27 (7.78%) Problem Management
9 25 (7.20%) ETL
10 24 (6.92%) Software Delivery
11 23 (6.63%) Performance Tuning
11 23 (6.63%) Server Monitoring
11 23 (6.63%) Workflow
12 22 (6.34%) Change Management
13 21 (6.05%) DevOps
13 21 (6.05%) Root Cause Analysis
14 20 (5.76%) Software Testing
15 19 (5.48%) Application Packaging
Programming Languages
1 87 (25.07%) VB
2 70 (20.17%) PowerShell
3 69 (19.88%) Perl
4 67 (19.31%) T-SQL
5 64 (18.44%) Shell Script
6 54 (15.56%) PL/SQL
7 42 (12.10%) VBScript
8 36 (10.37%) C#
8 36 (10.37%) Java
9 23 (6.63%) JavaScript
10 16 (4.61%) VB.NET
11 13 (3.75%) Korn
12 4 (1.15%) Bourne shell
12 4 (1.15%) VBA
13 3 (0.86%) C++
13 3 (0.86%) Python
13 3 (0.86%) VB6
14 2 (0.58%) C
14 2 (0.58%) PHP
15 1 (0.29%) RPG
Qualifications
1 145 (41.79%) Security Cleared
2 123 (35.45%) SC Cleared
3 68 (19.60%) Microsoft Certification
4 48 (13.83%) BPSS Clearance
5 33 (9.51%) Degree
6 22 (6.34%) MCSE
7 21 (6.05%) AAT
8 14 (4.03%) MCTS
9 11 (3.17%) ISTQB
10 10 (2.88%) MCSD
11 8 (2.31%) ISEB
11 8 (2.31%) MCITP
11 8 (2.31%) MCP
11 8 (2.31%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 6 (1.73%) MCDBA
12 6 (1.73%) MCSA
13 5 (1.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 3 (0.86%) ITIL Certification
14 3 (0.86%) SAS Certification
15 2 (0.58%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (9.51%) SLA
2 19 (5.48%) Disclosure Scotland
3 10 (2.88%) QA
4 6 (1.73%) ISO 9001
5 3 (0.86%) Data Quality
System Software
1 104 (29.97%) Active Directory
2 42 (12.10%) Microsoft App-V
3 33 (9.51%) VMware Infrastructure
4 29 (8.36%) XenApp
5 22 (6.34%) Terminal Services
5 22 (6.34%) XenDesktop
5 22 (6.34%) XenServer
6 8 (2.31%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
7 7 (2.02%) Firmware
7 7 (2.02%) NFS
8 4 (1.15%) Docker
8 4 (1.15%) vSphere
9 3 (0.86%) Hyper-V
10 2 (0.58%) Brightmail
10 2 (0.58%) Oracle RAC
11 1 (0.29%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 51 (14.70%) Tivoli
2 43 (12.39%) HP SiteScope
3 39 (11.24%) MOM
4 30 (8.65%) Microsoft Clustering
5 26 (7.49%) Perfmon
5 26 (7.49%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 24 (6.92%) SCCM
7 21 (6.05%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 18 (5.19%) OpenView
9 12 (3.46%) HP SIM
10 7 (2.02%) HP Quality Center
10 7 (2.02%) Opscode Chef
10 7 (2.02%) Puppet
11 5 (1.44%) SCOM
12 3 (0.86%) Netcool
13 2 (0.58%) Data Guard
13 2 (0.58%) Oracle EDQ
13 2 (0.58%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
13 2 (0.58%) Unicenter
14 1 (0.29%) SAP Afaria
Vendors
1 150 (43.23%) Oracle
2 128 (36.89%) HP
3 115 (33.14%) Microsoft
4 59 (17.00%) Citrix
5 57 (16.43%) VMware
6 56 (16.14%) CA
7 46 (13.26%) ServiceNow
8 38 (10.95%) Informatica
9 37 (10.66%) BMC
10 30 (8.65%) Red Hat
11 23 (6.63%) AppSense
12 19 (5.48%) IBM
13 18 (5.19%) Lotus
14 8 (2.31%) Siebel
14 8 (2.31%) Sun
15 7 (2.02%) Axway
15 7 (2.02%) Xamarin
16 6 (1.73%) Meridio
16 6 (1.73%) Tableau
17 4 (1.15%) Salesforce.com
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