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 18 September 2014 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Structured Query Language (SQL)
Rank 5 5 5
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Contract jobs citing SQL 453 388 450
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 14.33% 13.32% 13.44%
As % of the Programming Languages category 42.46% 39.31% 34.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 282 215 236
Average daily rate
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£320 £310 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £203 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £406 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.90% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 13 21
Average hourly rate £19.50 £22.50 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +4.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.08 £11.61 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £67.00 £44.11 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £23.13 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+12.43% -15.90%
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
1067 987 1288
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 33.76% 33.89% 38.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 643 544 681
Average daily rate £325 £310 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.83% -4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 26 53
Average hourly rate £33.34 £31.56 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.65% -2.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.30 £18.03 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £45.00 £39.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -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 18 September 2014.

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 18 September 2014.

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 18 September 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
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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 -2 180 £313 -1.57% 186
Cheshire +1 127 £325 +4.50% 88
Lancashire +12 75 £368 +53.12% 30
Merseyside -8 29 £303 -13.57% 32
Cumbria -1 8 £375 +25.00% 1
SQL
England

SQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, 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.

1 297 (35.32%) SQL Server
2 233 (27.71%) Oracle
3 183 (21.76%) .NET
4 181 (21.52%) Finance
5 179 (21.28%) T-SQL
6 171 (20.33%) C#
7 147 (17.48%) Microsoft
8 136 (16.17%) Windows
9 133 (15.81%) Business Intelligence
10 129 (15.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 128 (15.22%) JavaScript
12 120 (14.27%) Agile Software Development
12 120 (14.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 116 (13.79%) PL/SQL
14 113 (13.44%) Analytical Skills
15 109 (12.96%) SQL Server 2008
16 101 (12.01%) HTML
17 98 (11.65%) Web Services
17 98 (11.65%) Data Warehouse
18 97 (11.53%) Migration
19 96 (11.41%) Java
20 93 (11.06%) Oracle Database
21 86 (10.23%) ASP.NET
22 81 (9.63%) MS Excel
23 79 (9.39%) CSS
24 77 (9.16%) ETL
25 76 (9.04%) XML
25 76 (9.04%) Linux
26 71 (8.44%) Security Cleared
27 65 (7.73%) SC Cleared

SQL
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, 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 63 (7.49%) SharePoint
2 28 (3.33%) MS Exchange
3 24 (2.85%) IIS
4 21 (2.50%) SharePoint 2010
4 21 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2010
5 14 (1.66%) Exchange Server 2003
6 12 (1.43%) Tomcat
7 10 (1.19%) Apache
7 10 (1.19%) Oracle Workflow
8 9 (1.07%) SAS
9 7 (0.83%) WebLogic
9 7 (0.83%) BizTalk Server
9 7 (0.83%) CMS
9 7 (0.83%) Umbraco
9 7 (0.83%) WebSphere
10 6 (0.71%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 6 (0.71%) Lync
11 4 (0.48%) Node.js
12 3 (0.36%) NServiceBus
12 3 (0.36%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 81 (9.63%) MS Excel
2 16 (1.90%) MS Office
3 10 (1.19%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (0.71%) Spreadsheet
5 5 (0.59%) InfoPath
6 4 (0.48%) MS Visio
7 2 (0.24%) MS Project
8 1 (0.12%) SPSS
8 1 (0.12%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 44 (5.23%) Oracle EBS R12
2 43 (5.11%) Oracle EBS
3 17 (2.02%) Oracle Applications
4 16 (1.90%) Dynamics CRM
5 15 (1.78%) ResourceLink
6 14 (1.66%) Dynamics AX
6 14 (1.66%) Oracle Internet Expenses
6 14 (1.66%) Oracle iRecruitment
7 12 (1.43%) Oracle Payroll
8 10 (1.19%) Oracle Payables
9 9 (1.07%) Oracle 11i
10 8 (0.95%) Oracle General Ledger
11 7 (0.83%) Oracle Receivables
11 7 (0.83%) Oracle Assets
11 7 (0.83%) CSG Singleview
11 7 (0.83%) SAP Oil and Gas
12 5 (0.59%) Maximo
13 4 (0.48%) Oracle Financials
13 4 (0.48%) Academy Housing
13 4 (0.48%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 18 (2.14%) SaaS
2 15 (1.78%) SuccessFactors
3 5 (0.59%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (0.36%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (0.36%) Office 365
5 2 (0.24%) Taleo
5 2 (0.24%) IaaS
5 2 (0.24%) PaaS
6 1 (0.12%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 36 (4.28%) DNS
2 23 (2.73%) TCP/IP
2 23 (2.73%) SAN
3 19 (2.26%) LAN
4 18 (2.14%) DHCP
5 17 (2.02%) WAN
6 13 (1.55%) Firewall
7 7 (0.83%) NAS
8 6 (0.71%) LDAP
9 5 (0.59%) Intranet
9 5 (0.59%) HTTP
10 4 (0.48%) Wireless
10 4 (0.48%) IPsec
11 3 (0.36%) VLAN
11 3 (0.36%) VPN
11 3 (0.36%) FTP
12 2 (0.24%) SMS
12 2 (0.24%) VoIP
12 2 (0.24%) SSL
12 2 (0.24%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 297 (35.32%) SQL Server
2 129 (15.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 120 (14.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 109 (12.96%) SQL Server 2008
5 98 (11.65%) Data Warehouse
6 93 (11.06%) Oracle Database
7 58 (6.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 43 (5.11%) Oracle Database 11g
9 42 (4.99%) SQL Server 2012
10 39 (4.64%) Relational Database
11 38 (4.52%) SQL Server 2005
12 37 (4.40%) Oracle BI EE
13 33 (3.92%) Oracle Database 10g
14 30 (3.57%) NoSQL
15 23 (2.73%) PowerCenter
16 22 (2.62%) MS Access
17 20 (2.38%) Oracle Reports
18 16 (1.90%) RDBMS
19 15 (1.78%) MySQL
20 14 (1.66%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 36 (4.28%) Subversion
2 24 (2.85%) Team Foundation Server
3 23 (2.73%) Git (software)
4 22 (2.62%) ERwin
5 17 (2.02%) Visual Studio
6 14 (1.66%) Toad
7 13 (1.55%) Oracle Forms
8 9 (1.07%) JIRA
9 8 (0.95%) Rational Rose
9 8 (0.95%) QuickTest Pro
10 7 (0.83%) Oracle APEX
10 7 (0.83%) Selenium
11 6 (0.71%) MorphX
11 6 (0.71%) Eclipse
11 6 (0.71%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 4 (0.48%) Jenkins
12 4 (0.48%) TestComplete
13 3 (0.36%) MSI
13 3 (0.36%) Ant
13 3 (0.36%) MSTest
General
1 181 (21.52%) Finance
2 24 (2.85%) Banking
3 20 (2.38%) Retail
3 20 (2.38%) Advertising
4 18 (2.14%) Marketing
5 14 (1.66%) Local Government
6 8 (0.95%) Manufacturing
6 8 (0.95%) Telecoms
7 7 (0.83%) Back Office
7 7 (0.83%) General Ledger
8 5 (0.59%) Billing
9 4 (0.48%) Electronics
10 2 (0.24%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (0.24%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.24%) Legal
10 2 (0.24%) Games
11 1 (0.12%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.12%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.12%) Law
11 1 (0.12%) German Language
Job Titles
1 379 (45.07%) Developer
2 162 (19.26%) Analyst
3 68 (8.09%) .NET Developer
4 62 (7.37%) SQL Developer
5 59 (7.02%) DBA
6 56 (6.66%) Consultant
7 54 (6.42%) SQL DBA
8 43 (5.11%) C# Developer
8 43 (5.11%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 41 (4.88%) Architect
10 35 (4.16%) Data Analyst
11 31 (3.69%) Test Analyst
12 25 (2.97%) Information Analyst
12 25 (2.97%) C# .NET Developer
13 23 (2.73%) PHP Developer
14 22 (2.62%) Oracle Consultant
15 21 (2.50%) Oracle Developer
16 19 (2.26%) Oracle Payroll Consultant
16 19 (2.26%) Java Developer
16 19 (2.26%) Payroll Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 183 (21.76%) .NET
2 101 (12.01%) HTML
3 98 (11.65%) Web Services
4 86 (10.23%) ASP.NET
5 79 (9.39%) CSS
6 76 (9.04%) XML
7 52 (6.18%) jQuery
8 40 (4.76%) WCF
9 39 (4.64%) HTML5
10 28 (3.33%) JSON
11 27 (3.21%) WPF
12 26 (3.09%) .NET Framework
12 26 (3.09%) ASP.NET MVC
13 23 (2.73%) Ajax
14 22 (2.62%) RESTful
15 21 (2.50%) XSLT
16 18 (2.14%) WinForms
16 18 (2.14%) XSD
16 18 (2.14%) CSS3
17 16 (1.90%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 113 (13.44%) Analytical Skills
2 64 (7.61%) NHS
3 37 (4.40%) Open Source
4 25 (2.97%) Clustering
5 18 (2.14%) Replication
5 18 (2.14%) Data Extraction
6 15 (1.78%) Management Information System
7 13 (1.55%) Derivative
7 13 (1.55%) Data Integration
8 8 (0.95%) Computer Science
9 7 (0.83%) Statistics
9 7 (0.83%) N-Tier
10 6 (0.71%) Mainframe
11 5 (0.59%) GIS
11 5 (0.59%) Visualisation
11 5 (0.59%) Mobile App
11 5 (0.59%) Enterprise Software
11 5 (0.59%) User Experience
12 4 (0.48%) W3C
12 4 (0.48%) Informatics
Operating Systems
1 136 (16.17%) Windows
2 76 (9.04%) Linux
3 54 (6.42%) Windows Server 2008
4 43 (5.11%) UNIX
5 38 (4.52%) Windows Server 2003
6 19 (2.26%) Windows Server 2012
7 15 (1.78%) Windows XP
8 14 (1.66%) AIX
9 11 (1.31%) Windows 7
10 5 (0.59%) Solaris
11 4 (0.48%) Windows 2000
12 3 (0.36%) CentOS
12 3 (0.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 3 (0.36%) Windows 8
13 2 (0.24%) i5/OS
13 2 (0.24%) OS/400
14 1 (0.12%) NetWare
14 1 (0.12%) zOS
14 1 (0.12%) Windows NT
14 1 (0.12%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 133 (15.81%) Business Intelligence
2 120 (14.27%) Agile Software Development
3 97 (11.53%) Migration
4 77 (9.16%) ETL
5 64 (7.61%) MVC
6 63 (7.49%) Data Modelling
7 56 (6.66%) CRM
8 50 (5.95%) OO
8 50 (5.95%) TDD
9 44 (5.23%) Unit Testing
9 44 (5.23%) Data Migration
10 41 (4.88%) Data Analysis
10 41 (4.88%) Performance Tuning
11 38 (4.52%) Mentoring
12 31 (3.69%) E-Commerce
12 31 (3.69%) Data Cleansing
13 27 (3.21%) Dimensional Modelling
13 27 (3.21%) BDD
13 27 (3.21%) Stakeholder Management
14 24 (2.85%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 179 (21.28%) T-SQL
2 171 (20.33%) C#
3 128 (15.22%) JavaScript
4 116 (13.79%) PL/SQL
5 96 (11.41%) Java
6 58 (6.90%) VBA
7 52 (6.18%) PHP
8 51 (6.06%) Python
9 39 (4.64%) VB
10 37 (4.40%) Shell Script
11 35 (4.16%) C++
12 30 (3.57%) Perl
13 27 (3.21%) Ruby
14 24 (2.85%) Scala
15 18 (2.14%) C
15 18 (2.14%) PowerShell
16 17 (2.02%) VB.NET
17 14 (1.66%) VBScript
18 13 (1.55%) VB6
19 10 (1.19%) X++
Qualifications
1 71 (8.44%) Security Cleared
2 65 (7.73%) SC Cleared
3 42 (4.99%) Degree
4 23 (2.73%) Microsoft Certification
5 19 (2.26%) MCSE
6 17 (2.02%) ISEB
7 14 (1.66%) MCITP
8 13 (1.55%) MCTS
9 9 (1.07%) ISTQB
10 6 (0.71%) MCP
10 6 (0.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 5 (0.59%) MCSA
12 3 (0.36%) CCA
12 3 (0.36%) Citrix Certification
12 3 (0.36%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 3 (0.36%) ITIL Certification
13 2 (0.24%) Cisco Certification
13 2 (0.24%) CCNA
13 2 (0.24%) PMI Certification
13 2 (0.24%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (2.97%) QA
2 3 (0.36%) SLA
2 3 (0.36%) Basel III
2 3 (0.36%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.24%) HL7
4 1 (0.12%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 50 (5.95%) Active Directory
2 18 (2.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 18 (2.14%) Hyper-V
3 17 (2.02%) XenApp
4 9 (1.07%) XenServer
5 6 (0.71%) Microsoft App-V
6 5 (0.59%) ISA Server
7 4 (0.48%) vSphere
8 3 (0.36%) Forefront TMG
9 2 (0.24%) VMware ESX
9 2 (0.24%) Oracle RAC
10 1 (0.12%) Novell eDirectory
10 1 (0.12%) LiteSpeed
10 1 (0.12%) RACF
10 1 (0.12%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 13 (1.55%) SCCM
2 10 (1.19%) SCOM
3 9 (1.07%) HP Quality Center
4 8 (0.95%) HP Data Protector
5 7 (0.83%) Backup Exec
6 5 (0.59%) NetBackup
7 4 (0.48%) SCSM
8 2 (0.24%) SAP Afaria
8 2 (0.24%) EMC NetWorker
8 2 (0.24%) Norton AntiVirus
8 2 (0.24%) OpenView
8 2 (0.24%) Tivoli NetView
8 2 (0.24%) Puppet
9 1 (0.12%) Cisco CUCM
9 1 (0.12%) FortiGate
9 1 (0.12%) McAfee ePO
9 1 (0.12%) Cisco UCCE
9 1 (0.12%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 1 (0.12%) Novell Identity Manager
9 1 (0.12%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 233 (27.71%) Oracle
2 147 (17.48%) Microsoft
3 49 (5.83%) VMware
4 44 (5.23%) SAP
5 35 (4.16%) HP
6 33 (3.92%) Citrix
6 33 (3.92%) Informatica
7 19 (2.26%) CA
8 18 (2.14%) Dell
9 17 (2.02%) Cisco
9 17 (2.02%) Business Objects
9 17 (2.02%) Red Hat
9 17 (2.02%) webMethods
10 15 (1.78%) Software AG
11 12 (1.43%) Sun
12 11 (1.31%) BMC
13 10 (1.19%) IBM
13 10 (1.19%) JBoss
13 10 (1.19%) Sage
14 8 (0.95%) Symantec
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