The table below looks at the statistics for SQL skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West 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 5
Rank change year-on-year
-1 0
Contract jobs citing SQL 469 422 348
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 12.25% 14.05% 12.80%
As % of the Programming Languages category 41.07% 43.64% 39.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 296 254 185
Average daily rate
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£338 £325 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% +4.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £231 £213 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £473 £406
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 15 9
Average hourly rate £34.00 £19.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+74.35% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.50 £11.12 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.75 £67.00 £40.57
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.13 £25.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -5.66%
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 West region.

Programming Languages Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
1142 967 879
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 29.83% 32.20% 32.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 728 550 467
Average daily rate £363 £340 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.61% +11.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.42% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 28 23
Average hourly rate £37.50 £28.75 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.43% -4.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.05 £12.50 £13.61
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.63 £51.25 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -

SQL
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

SQL Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

SQL
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

SQL Daily Rate Trend in the North West

SQL
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SQL across the North West region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015.

SQL Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

SQL
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

SQL Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

SQL
Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SQL across the North West region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015.

SQL Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

SQL
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL within the North West 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Manchester +1 195 £325 +1.56% 170
Cheshire -1 111 £350 +7.69% 77
Merseyside +4 67 £303 -6.20% 37
Lancashire +2 51 £425 +20.88% 43
Cumbria -20 4 £433 -8.94% 4
SQL
England

SQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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.

1 309 (30.29%) SQL Server
2 242 (23.73%) Oracle
3 199 (19.51%) Business Intelligence
3 199 (19.51%) Finance
4 189 (18.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 187 (18.33%) Microsoft
6 171 (16.76%) T-SQL
7 161 (15.78%) Agile Software Development
8 157 (15.39%) ETL
9 156 (15.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 141 (13.82%) .NET
11 130 (12.75%) Data Warehouse
12 123 (12.06%) Java
13 120 (11.76%) PL/SQL
14 119 (11.67%) Windows
15 112 (10.98%) C#
16 99 (9.71%) JavaScript
16 99 (9.71%) Migration
17 97 (9.51%) HTML
17 97 (9.51%) Security Cleared
18 91 (8.92%) SQL Server 2008
18 91 (8.92%) Analytical Skills
19 87 (8.53%) Web Services
20 84 (8.24%) MS Excel
21 80 (7.84%) Oracle Database
22 79 (7.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
23 77 (7.55%) XML
24 72 (7.06%) SDLC
25 69 (6.76%) Oracle EBS
26 68 (6.67%) CSS

SQL
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 48 (4.71%) SharePoint
2 30 (2.94%) SAS
3 28 (2.75%) WebSphere
4 24 (2.35%) Oracle Workflow
4 24 (2.35%) IIS
5 21 (2.06%) Apache
6 19 (1.86%) MS Exchange
7 16 (1.57%) JBoss
8 13 (1.27%) WebLogic
9 9 (0.88%) BizTalk Server
10 8 (0.78%) Tomcat
11 7 (0.69%) MQSeries
11 7 (0.69%) CMS
11 7 (0.69%) Oracle Service Bus
11 7 (0.69%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 6 (0.59%) IBM HTTP Server
12 6 (0.59%) Oracle HTTP Server
12 6 (0.59%) CICS
13 5 (0.49%) Zope
13 5 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 84 (8.24%) MS Excel
2 47 (4.61%) MS Office
3 14 (1.37%) MS PowerPoint
4 12 (1.18%) PowerPivot
5 10 (0.98%) MS Visio
6 4 (0.39%) Spreadsheet
6 4 (0.39%) MS Project
7 2 (0.20%) SPSS
8 1 (0.098%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 69 (6.76%) Oracle EBS
2 56 (5.49%) Oracle EBS R12
3 27 (2.65%) Oracle Applications
4 11 (1.08%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 9 (0.88%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 8 (0.78%) Oracle Payroll
7 6 (0.59%) Oracle HRMS
7 6 (0.59%) Oracle BPM
7 6 (0.59%) Oracle Payables
8 4 (0.39%) Oracle Receivables
8 4 (0.39%) ResourceLink
8 4 (0.39%) Dynamics NAV
8 4 (0.39%) Dynamics CRM
8 4 (0.39%) Dynamics AX
8 4 (0.39%) SAP HCM
8 4 (0.39%) Oracle General Ledger
8 4 (0.39%) Oracle iProcurement
9 3 (0.29%) PeopleSoft HRMS
9 3 (0.29%) Remedy ITSM
10 2 (0.20%) Oracle Financial Analyzer
Cloud Services
1 19 (1.86%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (0.59%) SuccessFactors
3 4 (0.39%) Amazon Glacier
3 4 (0.39%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
3 4 (0.39%) Amazon EC2
3 4 (0.39%) Amazon S3
3 4 (0.39%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (0.39%) Route 53
4 3 (0.29%) Office 365
4 3 (0.29%) Amazon ElastiCache
5 2 (0.20%) Boomi
5 2 (0.20%) Google Analytics
5 2 (0.20%) SaaS
6 1 (0.098%) IaaS
6 1 (0.098%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.098%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 20 (1.96%) DNS
1 20 (1.96%) SAN
2 18 (1.76%) HTTP
3 16 (1.57%) SSL
3 16 (1.57%) Firewall
4 13 (1.27%) TCP/IP
5 11 (1.08%) FTP
5 11 (1.08%) Internet
6 10 (0.98%) DHCP
7 9 (0.88%) SSH
8 8 (0.78%) Kerberos
8 8 (0.78%) SMTP
9 5 (0.49%) LAN
9 5 (0.49%) IP Telephony
10 4 (0.39%) NetScaler
11 3 (0.29%) NAS
11 3 (0.29%) Broadband
12 2 (0.20%) WAN
12 2 (0.20%) SMS
12 2 (0.20%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 309 (30.29%) SQL Server
2 189 (18.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 156 (15.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 130 (12.75%) Data Warehouse
5 91 (8.92%) SQL Server 2008
6 80 (7.84%) Oracle Database
7 79 (7.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 61 (5.98%) Relational Database
9 57 (5.59%) SQL Server 2012
10 55 (5.39%) Oracle Reports
11 42 (4.12%) QlikView
12 41 (4.02%) MySQL
13 36 (3.53%) Oracle BI EE
14 34 (3.33%) RDBMS
15 31 (3.04%) DB2
16 30 (2.94%) BusinessObjects
17 22 (2.16%) MS Access
18 20 (1.96%) SQL Server 2005
18 20 (1.96%) Oracle Database 11g
19 16 (1.57%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 39 (3.82%) Oracle Forms
2 36 (3.53%) Visual Studio
3 31 (3.04%) JUnit
4 29 (2.84%) Selenium
5 27 (2.65%) SoapUI
6 22 (2.16%) JIRA
7 20 (1.96%) Git (software)
7 20 (1.96%) Jenkins
8 17 (1.67%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 17 (1.67%) Talend Open Studio
9 16 (1.57%) Subversion
10 15 (1.47%) Team Foundation Server
11 14 (1.37%) Ant
12 12 (1.18%) Cucumber
13 11 (1.08%) LoadRunner
14 10 (0.98%) ProC
15 8 (0.78%) Eclipse
16 7 (0.69%) TeamCity
16 7 (0.69%) Mockito
16 7 (0.69%) Hudson
General
1 199 (19.51%) Finance
2 44 (4.31%) Banking
3 30 (2.94%) Local Government
4 27 (2.65%) Telecoms
5 23 (2.25%) Manufacturing
5 23 (2.25%) Marketing
6 18 (1.76%) Retail
7 11 (1.08%) Electronics
8 9 (0.88%) Legal
9 7 (0.69%) Pharmaceutical
10 6 (0.59%) Advertising
11 5 (0.49%) Multimedia
12 4 (0.39%) Back Office
12 4 (0.39%) Law
13 3 (0.29%) Aerospace
13 3 (0.29%) Publishing
13 3 (0.29%) Games
14 2 (0.20%) Military
14 2 (0.20%) Investment Banking
14 2 (0.20%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 436 (42.75%) Developer
2 235 (23.04%) Analyst
3 124 (12.16%) SQL Developer
4 78 (7.65%) Consultant
5 60 (5.88%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 59 (5.78%) Data Analyst
7 58 (5.69%) .NET Developer
7 58 (5.69%) DBA
8 46 (4.51%) Oracle Developer
9 45 (4.41%) SQL DBA
10 44 (4.31%) Java Developer
11 40 (3.92%) Architect
12 36 (3.53%) Oracle Consultant
13 35 (3.43%) Test Analyst
14 30 (2.94%) Support Analyst
15 28 (2.75%) Business Analyst
16 27 (2.65%) C# Developer
17 21 (2.06%) Software Engineer
17 21 (2.06%) Business Intelligence Analyst
18 20 (1.96%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 141 (13.82%) .NET
2 97 (9.51%) HTML
3 87 (8.53%) Web Services
4 77 (7.55%) XML
5 68 (6.67%) CSS
6 67 (6.57%) ASP.NET
7 60 (5.88%) jQuery
8 44 (4.31%) SOAP
9 41 (4.02%) J2EE
10 30 (2.94%) JSON
10 30 (2.94%) WCF
11 29 (2.84%) Middleware
12 28 (2.75%) .NET Framework
12 28 (2.75%) Spring
12 28 (2.75%) RESTful
13 26 (2.55%) Ajax
14 23 (2.25%) ASP.NET MVC
14 23 (2.25%) Entity Framework
15 22 (2.16%) LINQ
15 22 (2.16%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 91 (8.92%) Analytical Skills
2 61 (5.98%) NHS
3 27 (2.65%) Management Information System
4 26 (2.55%) Clustering
5 24 (2.35%) Mainframe
6 19 (1.86%) Replication
6 19 (1.86%) Data Centre
7 18 (1.76%) Data Structures
8 11 (1.08%) Enterprise Software
8 11 (1.08%) DTV
9 9 (0.88%) Mobile App
10 7 (0.69%) Algorithms
10 7 (0.69%) Visualisation
11 6 (0.59%) Statistics
11 6 (0.59%) Informatics
11 6 (0.59%) Blackberry
11 6 (0.59%) Data Extraction
11 6 (0.59%) Data Integration
12 5 (0.49%) Client/Server
12 5 (0.49%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 119 (11.67%) Windows
2 55 (5.39%) UNIX
3 52 (5.10%) Linux
4 25 (2.45%) Windows Server 2008
5 21 (2.06%) Windows Server 2012
6 20 (1.96%) Windows Server 2003
7 16 (1.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 13 (1.27%) Windows 7
9 12 (1.18%) zOS
9 12 (1.18%) Solaris
10 11 (1.08%) Apple iOS
11 9 (0.88%) Windows XP
12 7 (0.69%) AIX
12 7 (0.69%) VME
12 7 (0.69%) MVS
13 6 (0.59%) Android
14 3 (0.29%) Debian
14 3 (0.29%) VMS
14 3 (0.29%) OpenVMS
15 2 (0.20%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 199 (19.51%) Business Intelligence
2 161 (15.78%) Agile Software Development
3 157 (15.39%) ETL
4 99 (9.71%) Migration
5 72 (7.06%) SDLC
6 67 (6.57%) TDD
7 62 (6.08%) Data Analysis
8 61 (5.98%) CRM
9 55 (5.39%) MVC
10 51 (5.00%) ITIL
11 48 (4.71%) Unit Testing
12 47 (4.61%) Data Migration
12 47 (4.61%) Software Engineering
13 44 (4.31%) Workflow
14 43 (4.22%) OO
14 43 (4.22%) Data Modelling
15 38 (3.73%) Performance Tuning
16 34 (3.33%) Scrum
17 33 (3.24%) Test Scripting
18 32 (3.14%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 171 (16.76%) T-SQL
2 123 (12.06%) Java
3 120 (11.76%) PL/SQL
4 112 (10.98%) C#
5 99 (9.71%) JavaScript
6 37 (3.63%) VB
7 34 (3.33%) VBA
8 25 (2.45%) Perl
8 25 (2.45%) PHP
9 23 (2.25%) PowerShell
10 20 (1.96%) C
11 19 (1.86%) Shell Script
12 18 (1.76%) VBScript
13 14 (1.37%) C++
14 10 (0.98%) Scala
15 9 (0.88%) JCL
15 9 (0.88%) VB.NET
15 9 (0.88%) Groovy
16 8 (0.78%) REXX
16 8 (0.78%) XPath
Qualifications
1 97 (9.51%) Security Cleared
2 59 (5.78%) SC Cleared
3 39 (3.82%) Degree
4 26 (2.55%) Microsoft Certification
5 21 (2.06%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 20 (1.96%) Cisco Certification
6 20 (1.96%) CCNA
7 17 (1.67%) DV Cleared
8 12 (1.18%) CCNP
9 11 (1.08%) ISEB
9 11 (1.08%) ISTQB
10 10 (0.98%) MCP
10 10 (0.98%) ITIL Certification
11 9 (0.88%) CISSP
11 9 (0.88%) A+ Certification
12 8 (0.78%) MCITP
12 8 (0.78%) MCSA
12 8 (0.78%) Citrix Certification
13 7 (0.69%) CCA
13 7 (0.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (5.10%) QA
2 6 (0.59%) HL7
3 4 (0.39%) SLA
4 2 (0.20%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.098%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 40 (3.92%) Active Directory
2 37 (3.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (1.67%) VMware ESX
4 16 (1.57%) Hyper-V
5 12 (1.18%) Time Sharing Option
6 7 (0.69%) Job Entry Subsystem
6 7 (0.69%) XenApp
6 7 (0.69%) RACF
7 6 (0.59%) XenDesktop
7 6 (0.59%) vSphere
7 6 (0.59%) VMware ESXi
8 5 (0.49%) XenServer
9 3 (0.29%) Docker
9 3 (0.29%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 2 (0.20%) Microsoft App-V
11 1 (0.098%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 17 (1.67%) SCCM
2 14 (1.37%) SCOM
2 14 (1.37%) HP Quality Center
3 8 (0.78%) Backup Exec
4 6 (0.59%) OMEGAMON
4 6 (0.59%) zSecure
5 4 (0.39%) NetBackup
6 3 (0.29%) Norton AntiVirus
6 3 (0.29%) McAfee ePO
6 3 (0.29%) HP Data Protector
6 3 (0.29%) Hyperic
7 2 (0.20%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (0.20%) CA Endevor
7 2 (0.20%) LiteSpeed
8 1 (0.098%) WSUS
8 1 (0.098%) Oracle RMAN
8 1 (0.098%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 1 (0.098%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 1 (0.098%) MAINVIEW
8 1 (0.098%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 242 (23.73%) Oracle
2 187 (18.33%) Microsoft
3 56 (5.49%) VMware
4 45 (4.41%) Citrix
5 37 (3.63%) IBM
6 30 (2.94%) SAP
6 30 (2.94%) Cognos
7 29 (2.84%) Teradata
8 26 (2.55%) HP
9 25 (2.45%) Symantec
10 23 (2.25%) Tableau
11 18 (1.76%) Sybase
12 17 (1.67%) Talend
13 15 (1.47%) Cisco
14 14 (1.37%) PeopleSoft
15 13 (1.27%) McAfee
16 12 (1.18%) Sun
17 10 (0.98%) BMC
18 9 (0.88%) Informatica
18 9 (0.88%) Sophos
North West
Vivid Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Competitive Market Rates
Posted: 5 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
Chester, Cheshire
Venturi
Rate: £300 - £425 per day + D.O.E.
Posted: 7 hours ago
Greater Manchester
Search Consultancy
Rate: £0.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
Manchester
Real Staffing
Rate: £400 - £500 per day + negotiable
Posted: 17 hours ago
Blackpool, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £150 - £240 per day
Posted: Yesterday
North West
People Source Consulting
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
North West England
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester
Amoria Bond - UK
Posted: Yesterday
Cheshire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £300 - £320 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester
Sanderson
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Warrington, Cheshire
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £0.00 per annum + Negotiable Day Rate
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Salt
Rate: £100 - £400 per day + ***NEGOTIABLE BASED ON EXPERIENCE***
Posted: 2 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £300 - £320 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
PCR
Rate: £250 - £350 per day + expenses
Posted: 2 days ago
Warrington
Computer Futures
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £350 per annum + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
North West
Investigo Search & Selection
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Spring Technology
Posted: 3 days ago