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 30 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
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Structured Query Language (SQL)
Rank 5 4 5
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +1
Contract jobs citing SQL 480 410 457
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 14.84% 13.94% 13.73%
As % of the Programming Languages category 43.60% 40.39% 35.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 304 225 239
Average daily rate
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£325 £310 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.83% -0.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £201 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £406 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £349 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.60% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 16 22
Average hourly rate £16.00 £22.75 £25.73
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.67% -11.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.25 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £67.00 £93.75 £42.99
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £24.75 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+1.01% -10.00%
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
1101 1015 1288
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 34.04% 34.50% 38.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 672 553 682
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 £235 £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 30 32 56
Average hourly rate £34.00 £31.56 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.74% -2.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.83 £18.03 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £45.00 £42.26
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+4.47% -4.28%

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 30 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 30 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 30 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.

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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
Manchester -1 190 £315 -1.56% 170
Cheshire +1 137 £325 +4.83% 93
Lancashire +8 74 £368 +37.38% 27
Merseyside -10 31 £300 -14.28% 38
Cumbria +1 10 £375 +25.00% 1
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SQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 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.

1 303 (35.40%) SQL Server
2 236 (27.57%) Oracle
3 191 (22.31%) Finance
4 186 (21.73%) .NET
5 180 (21.03%) T-SQL
6 172 (20.09%) C#
7 157 (18.34%) Microsoft
8 137 (16.00%) Windows
9 133 (15.54%) Business Intelligence
9 133 (15.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 132 (15.42%) JavaScript
11 123 (14.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 119 (13.90%) Agile Software Development
13 116 (13.55%) Analytical Skills
14 115 (13.43%) PL/SQL
15 111 (12.97%) SQL Server 2008
16 109 (12.73%) HTML
17 105 (12.27%) Java
18 103 (12.03%) Data Warehouse
19 99 (11.57%) Migration
20 97 (11.33%) Web Services
21 89 (10.40%) Oracle Database
22 84 (9.81%) ASP.NET
23 83 (9.70%) MS Excel
24 82 (9.58%) CSS
25 80 (9.35%) ETL
26 78 (9.11%) XML
27 76 (8.88%) Linux
28 70 (8.18%) Security Cleared
29 65 (7.59%) Data Modelling

SQL
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 30 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 61 (7.13%) SharePoint
2 26 (3.04%) MS Exchange
2 26 (3.04%) IIS
3 20 (2.34%) SharePoint 2010
4 18 (2.10%) Exchange Server 2010
5 13 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2003
6 12 (1.40%) Apache
6 12 (1.40%) Tomcat
7 10 (1.17%) Oracle Workflow
8 9 (1.05%) SAS
9 8 (0.93%) WebSphere
10 7 (0.82%) BizTalk Server
10 7 (0.82%) CMS
11 6 (0.70%) Umbraco
12 4 (0.47%) Node.js
13 3 (0.35%) NServiceBus
13 3 (0.35%) Lync
13 3 (0.35%) SharePoint 2013
13 3 (0.35%) Sitecore CMS
13 3 (0.35%) Confluence
Applications
1 83 (9.70%) MS Excel
2 20 (2.34%) MS Office
3 13 (1.52%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (0.70%) Spreadsheet
5 5 (0.58%) MS Visio
6 4 (0.47%) InfoPath
7 2 (0.23%) PowerPivot
7 2 (0.23%) MS Project
8 1 (0.12%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 44 (5.14%) Oracle EBS R12
2 43 (5.02%) Oracle EBS
3 16 (1.87%) ResourceLink
4 15 (1.75%) Dynamics AX
5 14 (1.64%) Dynamics CRM
5 14 (1.64%) Oracle Applications
6 13 (1.52%) Oracle iRecruitment
7 12 (1.40%) Oracle Payroll
7 12 (1.40%) Oracle Internet Expenses
8 10 (1.17%) Oracle Payables
9 9 (1.05%) Oracle 11i
10 8 (0.93%) Oracle General Ledger
11 7 (0.82%) Oracle Receivables
11 7 (0.82%) Oracle Assets
11 7 (0.82%) SAP Oil and Gas
12 5 (0.58%) Academy Housing
12 5 (0.58%) CSG Singleview
13 4 (0.47%) Oracle Financials
13 4 (0.47%) Maximo
13 4 (0.47%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 19 (2.22%) SaaS
2 16 (1.87%) SuccessFactors
3 5 (0.58%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (0.35%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (0.23%) Taleo
5 2 (0.23%) IaaS
5 2 (0.23%) PaaS
5 2 (0.23%) Office 365
6 1 (0.12%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 35 (4.09%) DNS
2 23 (2.69%) TCP/IP
2 23 (2.69%) SAN
3 18 (2.10%) DHCP
4 17 (1.99%) LAN
5 16 (1.87%) WAN
6 14 (1.64%) Firewall
7 8 (0.93%) NAS
8 5 (0.58%) LDAP
8 5 (0.58%) Intranet
9 3 (0.35%) VPN
9 3 (0.35%) FTP
9 3 (0.35%) HTTP
9 3 (0.35%) VoIP
9 3 (0.35%) Wireless
9 3 (0.35%) IPsec
9 3 (0.35%) VLAN
10 2 (0.23%) NetScaler
10 2 (0.23%) SMS
10 2 (0.23%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 303 (35.40%) SQL Server
2 133 (15.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 123 (14.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 111 (12.97%) SQL Server 2008
5 103 (12.03%) Data Warehouse
6 89 (10.40%) Oracle Database
7 64 (7.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 42 (4.91%) SQL Server 2012
9 40 (4.67%) Oracle Database 11g
10 39 (4.56%) Relational Database
11 38 (4.44%) SQL Server 2005
12 37 (4.32%) Oracle BI EE
13 34 (3.97%) Oracle Database 10g
14 30 (3.50%) NoSQL
15 24 (2.80%) PowerCenter
15 24 (2.80%) MS Access
16 23 (2.69%) Oracle Reports
17 16 (1.87%) MySQL
17 16 (1.87%) RDBMS
18 15 (1.75%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 36 (4.21%) Subversion
2 24 (2.80%) Git (software)
3 23 (2.69%) Team Foundation Server
4 21 (2.45%) ERwin
5 18 (2.10%) Visual Studio
6 16 (1.87%) Toad
7 13 (1.52%) Oracle Forms
8 10 (1.17%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 9 (1.05%) JIRA
10 8 (0.93%) Rational Rose
10 8 (0.93%) QuickTest Pro
11 7 (0.82%) Oracle APEX
11 7 (0.82%) Selenium
12 6 (0.70%) MorphX
12 6 (0.70%) Jenkins
13 5 (0.58%) Eclipse
14 4 (0.47%) TestComplete
15 3 (0.35%) MSI
15 3 (0.35%) Ant
15 3 (0.35%) MSTest
General
1 191 (22.31%) Finance
2 30 (3.50%) Banking
3 21 (2.45%) Retail
4 20 (2.34%) Advertising
4 20 (2.34%) Marketing
5 14 (1.64%) Local Government
6 8 (0.93%) Manufacturing
6 8 (0.93%) Telecoms
7 7 (0.82%) Back Office
7 7 (0.82%) General Ledger
8 4 (0.47%) Electronics
9 3 (0.35%) Billing
10 2 (0.23%) Investment Banking
10 2 (0.23%) Games
10 2 (0.23%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (0.23%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.23%) Legal
10 2 (0.23%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.12%) German Language
11 1 (0.12%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 393 (45.91%) Developer
2 164 (19.16%) Analyst
3 67 (7.83%) SQL Developer
4 65 (7.59%) .NET Developer
5 57 (6.66%) DBA
6 55 (6.43%) Consultant
7 53 (6.19%) SQL DBA
8 45 (5.26%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 44 (5.14%) C# Developer
10 41 (4.79%) Architect
11 34 (3.97%) Data Analyst
12 30 (3.50%) Test Analyst
13 26 (3.04%) C# .NET Developer
14 24 (2.80%) PHP Developer
15 23 (2.69%) Information Analyst
16 22 (2.57%) Oracle Consultant
17 21 (2.45%) Java Developer
18 20 (2.34%) Oracle Developer
19 18 (2.10%) Senior Developer
19 18 (2.10%) Oracle Payroll Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 186 (21.73%) .NET
2 109 (12.73%) HTML
3 97 (11.33%) Web Services
4 84 (9.81%) ASP.NET
5 82 (9.58%) CSS
6 78 (9.11%) XML
7 54 (6.31%) jQuery
8 40 (4.67%) HTML5
9 38 (4.44%) WCF
10 28 (3.27%) .NET Framework
10 28 (3.27%) ASP.NET MVC
11 27 (3.15%) JSON
12 25 (2.92%) WPF
12 25 (2.92%) XSLT
13 23 (2.69%) Ajax
13 23 (2.69%) RESTful
14 18 (2.10%) WinForms
14 18 (2.10%) XSD
14 18 (2.10%) CSS3
15 16 (1.87%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 116 (13.55%) Analytical Skills
2 62 (7.24%) NHS
3 37 (4.32%) Open Source
4 21 (2.45%) Clustering
5 20 (2.34%) Data Extraction
6 16 (1.87%) Replication
7 15 (1.75%) Management Information System
8 13 (1.52%) Derivative
8 13 (1.52%) Data Integration
9 8 (0.93%) Computer Science
9 8 (0.93%) N-Tier
10 7 (0.82%) Statistics
10 7 (0.82%) Mobile App
10 7 (0.82%) Data Structures
11 6 (0.70%) GIS
12 5 (0.58%) Mainframe
12 5 (0.58%) Enterprise Software
12 5 (0.58%) User Experience
12 5 (0.58%) Visualisation
13 4 (0.47%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 137 (16.00%) Windows
2 76 (8.88%) Linux
3 55 (6.43%) Windows Server 2008
4 43 (5.02%) UNIX
5 39 (4.56%) Windows Server 2003
6 19 (2.22%) Windows Server 2012
7 15 (1.75%) Windows XP
8 13 (1.52%) AIX
9 10 (1.17%) Windows 7
10 6 (0.70%) Solaris
11 4 (0.47%) Windows 8
12 3 (0.35%) Android
12 3 (0.35%) Apple iOS
12 3 (0.35%) CentOS
12 3 (0.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 3 (0.35%) Windows 2000
13 2 (0.23%) OS/400
13 2 (0.23%) i5/OS
14 1 (0.12%) zOS
14 1 (0.12%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 133 (15.54%) Business Intelligence
2 119 (13.90%) Agile Software Development
3 99 (11.57%) Migration
4 80 (9.35%) ETL
5 65 (7.59%) Data Modelling
6 64 (7.48%) MVC
7 54 (6.31%) CRM
8 53 (6.19%) OO
9 48 (5.61%) TDD
10 46 (5.37%) Data Migration
11 44 (5.14%) Data Analysis
12 43 (5.02%) Unit Testing
13 41 (4.79%) Performance Tuning
14 38 (4.44%) Mentoring
15 34 (3.97%) E-Commerce
16 33 (3.86%) Data Cleansing
17 28 (3.27%) Dimensional Modelling
17 28 (3.27%) BDD
18 27 (3.15%) Data Architecture
18 27 (3.15%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 180 (21.03%) T-SQL
2 172 (20.09%) C#
3 132 (15.42%) JavaScript
4 115 (13.43%) PL/SQL
5 105 (12.27%) Java
6 63 (7.36%) VBA
7 54 (6.31%) PHP
8 51 (5.96%) Python
9 41 (4.79%) Shell Script
10 40 (4.67%) VB
11 36 (4.21%) C++
12 31 (3.62%) Perl
13 27 (3.15%) Ruby
14 24 (2.80%) Scala
15 20 (2.34%) C
16 18 (2.10%) PowerShell
17 16 (1.87%) VB.NET
18 14 (1.64%) VBScript
19 13 (1.52%) VB6
20 11 (1.29%) X++
Qualifications
1 70 (8.18%) Security Cleared
2 65 (7.59%) SC Cleared
3 47 (5.49%) Degree
4 23 (2.69%) Microsoft Certification
5 19 (2.22%) MCSE
6 17 (1.99%) ISEB
7 14 (1.64%) MCITP
8 13 (1.52%) MCTS
9 9 (1.05%) ISTQB
10 6 (0.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 5 (0.58%) MCP
11 5 (0.58%) MCSA
12 4 (0.47%) ITIL Certification
13 3 (0.35%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 3 (0.35%) CCA
13 3 (0.35%) Citrix Certification
14 2 (0.23%) Cisco Certification
14 2 (0.23%) CCNA
14 2 (0.23%) PMI Certification
14 2 (0.23%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (2.92%) QA
2 3 (0.35%) SLA
2 3 (0.35%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.12%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.12%) HL7
3 1 (0.12%) Basel III
System Software
1 51 (5.96%) Active Directory
2 19 (2.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (2.10%) Hyper-V
4 17 (1.99%) XenApp
5 9 (1.05%) XenServer
6 6 (0.70%) Microsoft App-V
7 5 (0.58%) ISA Server
8 4 (0.47%) vSphere
9 3 (0.35%) Oracle RAC
10 2 (0.23%) VMware ESX
10 2 (0.23%) Forefront TMG
11 1 (0.12%) RACF
11 1 (0.12%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 12 (1.40%) SCCM
2 9 (1.05%) SCOM
2 9 (1.05%) HP Quality Center
3 8 (0.93%) HP Data Protector
4 6 (0.70%) Backup Exec
5 5 (0.58%) NetBackup
6 3 (0.35%) SCSM
7 2 (0.23%) EMC NetWorker
7 2 (0.23%) Puppet
7 2 (0.23%) SAP Afaria
7 2 (0.23%) OpenView
7 2 (0.23%) Tivoli NetView
7 2 (0.23%) Norton AntiVirus
8 1 (0.12%) CA Endevor
8 1 (0.12%) Cisco UCCE
8 1 (0.12%) SCOrch
8 1 (0.12%) Cisco CUCM
8 1 (0.12%) FortiGate
8 1 (0.12%) McAfee ePO
8 1 (0.12%) DatAdvantage
Vendors
1 236 (27.57%) Oracle
2 157 (18.34%) Microsoft
3 51 (5.96%) VMware
4 48 (5.61%) SAP
5 36 (4.21%) HP
6 34 (3.97%) Informatica
7 33 (3.86%) Citrix
8 19 (2.22%) Dell
8 19 (2.22%) Business Objects
8 19 (2.22%) CA
8 19 (2.22%) Red Hat
8 19 (2.22%) webMethods
9 16 (1.87%) Software AG
10 14 (1.64%) Cisco
11 12 (1.40%) JBoss
11 12 (1.40%) Sun
12 11 (1.29%) BMC
13 10 (1.17%) Sage
13 10 (1.17%) IBM
13 10 (1.17%) Sybase
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