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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SQL over the 3 months to 26 September 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
26 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Structured Query Language (SQL)
Rank 5 5 5
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Contract jobs citing SQL 516 589 479
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 14.57% 13.31% 15.01%
As % of the Programming Languages category 38.94% 43.25% 43.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 352 391 298
Median daily rate £340 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.33% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £500 £427
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
- +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 23 14
Median hourly rate £23.50 £37.00 £17.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-36.48% +114.49%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.60 £14.30 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £44.50 £67.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £33.02 £25.75
% change year-on-year
-16.71% +28.23%
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
1325 1362 1099
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 37.41% 30.78% 34.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 904 864 663
Median daily rate £375 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 49 29
Median hourly rate £32.50 £37.50 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +10.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.95 £20.10 £13.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £39.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +11.42%

SQL
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West 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 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 26 September 2016.

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 26 September 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL within the North West region over the 3 months to 26 September 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
Manchester 0 248 £340 -2.85% 172
Cheshire +1 125 £350 -3.44% 38
Lancashire 0 54 £325 -30.10% 23
Merseyside 0 48 £303 -3.20% 27
Cumbria +13 2 £375 -
SQL
England

SQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 26 September 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 West region with a requirement for SQL.

1 272 (29.89%) SQL Server
2 258 (28.35%) Oracle
3 242 (26.59%) Agile Software Development
4 200 (21.98%) .NET
5 171 (18.79%) C#
6 161 (17.69%) Java
7 158 (17.36%) JavaScript
7 158 (17.36%) ETL
7 158 (17.36%) Microsoft
8 145 (15.93%) PL/SQL
9 144 (15.82%) Business Intelligence
10 138 (15.16%) Finance
11 122 (13.41%) HTML
12 112 (12.31%) XML
13 111 (12.20%) Migration
14 108 (11.87%) Windows
15 105 (11.54%) Linux
16 104 (11.43%) MVC
16 104 (11.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 103 (11.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 102 (11.21%) ASP.NET
19 97 (10.66%) T-SQL
20 95 (10.44%) Oracle Database
21 90 (9.89%) CSS
22 89 (9.78%) MS Excel
22 89 (9.78%) TDD
23 87 (9.56%) Web Services
24 86 (9.45%) Data Warehouse
25 67 (7.36%) SOAP
26 66 (7.25%) E-Commerce

SQL
Top Related IT Skills in the North West 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 40 (4.40%) SharePoint
2 32 (3.52%) SAS
3 24 (2.64%) IIS
4 23 (2.53%) MS Exchange
5 18 (1.98%) WebSphere
6 17 (1.87%) Tomcat
7 13 (1.43%) CMS
7 13 (1.43%) WebSphere Application Server
8 11 (1.21%) ColdFusion
9 9 (0.99%) WebLogic
10 8 (0.88%) Apache
11 7 (0.77%) Skype for Business
12 6 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2010
12 6 (0.66%) JBoss
12 6 (0.66%) Oracle Service Bus
12 6 (0.66%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 6 (0.66%) SharePoint 2010
12 6 (0.66%) SharePoint 2013
13 5 (0.55%) Confluence
13 5 (0.55%) Sitefinity
Applications
1 89 (9.78%) MS Excel
2 27 (2.97%) MS Office
3 11 (1.21%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (0.66%) MS Visio
4 6 (0.66%) SPSS
5 5 (0.55%) MS Project
6 2 (0.22%) Mingle
7 1 (0.11%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.11%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.11%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 27 (2.97%) Oracle EBS
2 26 (2.86%) Oracle EBS R12
3 22 (2.42%) Oracle Payables
4 13 (1.43%) Dynamics CRM
4 13 (1.43%) Unit4 Business World
5 7 (0.77%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 6 (0.66%) BASE24
7 5 (0.55%) Oracle General Ledger
8 4 (0.44%) Dynamics AX
8 4 (0.44%) Magento
8 4 (0.44%) Oracle iProcurement
8 4 (0.44%) SAP BPC
9 3 (0.33%) Infor M3
9 3 (0.33%) Oracle Applications
9 3 (0.33%) Oracle Cash Management
9 3 (0.33%) Unica
10 2 (0.22%) Dynamics NAV
10 2 (0.22%) Northgate Housing
10 2 (0.22%) Oracle Payroll
10 2 (0.22%) Orchard Housing
Cloud Services
1 16 (1.76%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (1.43%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (0.66%) Google Analytics
3 6 (0.66%) IaaS
3 6 (0.66%) SaaS
4 5 (0.55%) PaaS
5 4 (0.44%) GitHub
5 4 (0.44%) Office 365
5 4 (0.44%) Slack
6 3 (0.33%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (0.33%) Google Cloud Platform
7 2 (0.22%) Amazon EMR
7 2 (0.22%) Amazon S3
7 2 (0.22%) Amazon SQS
7 2 (0.22%) AWS Lambda
7 2 (0.22%) Engine Yard
7 2 (0.22%) Heroku
7 2 (0.22%) SmartFocus
8 1 (0.11%) Adobe Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 31 (3.41%) DHCP
2 20 (2.20%) Firewall
3 17 (1.87%) HTTP
3 17 (1.87%) WAN
4 16 (1.76%) LAN
4 16 (1.76%) Network Security
5 14 (1.54%) Internet
6 12 (1.32%) SAN
7 10 (1.10%) VPN
8 9 (0.99%) DNS
9 8 (0.88%) TCP/IP
9 8 (0.88%) VLAN
10 6 (0.66%) ATM
11 5 (0.55%) FTP
11 5 (0.55%) NAS
11 5 (0.55%) VoIP
12 4 (0.44%) Intranet
12 4 (0.44%) WLAN
13 3 (0.33%) PBX
13 3 (0.33%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 272 (29.89%) SQL Server
2 104 (11.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 103 (11.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 95 (10.44%) Oracle Database
5 86 (9.45%) Data Warehouse
6 54 (5.93%) Oracle Database 11g
7 50 (5.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 48 (5.27%) Relational Database
9 47 (5.16%) Oracle Reports
10 42 (4.62%) NoSQL
11 36 (3.96%) Big Data
12 33 (3.63%) DB2
12 33 (3.63%) MongoDB
13 27 (2.97%) SQL Server 2008
13 27 (2.97%) SQL Server 2012
14 26 (2.86%) MySQL
15 22 (2.42%) SQL Server 2014
16 21 (2.31%) OLAP
16 21 (2.31%) Oracle Database 10g
16 21 (2.31%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 49 (5.38%) Jenkins
2 48 (5.27%) JIRA
3 46 (5.05%) Talend Open Studio
4 43 (4.73%) Git (software)
5 34 (3.74%) Cucumber
6 33 (3.63%) Oracle Forms
7 28 (3.08%) Subversion
8 27 (2.97%) Team Foundation Server
9 24 (2.64%) Visual Studio
10 23 (2.53%) JUnit
11 21 (2.31%) Maven
11 21 (2.31%) Selenium
12 10 (1.10%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 8 (0.88%) LoadRunner
14 7 (0.77%) Toad
15 6 (0.66%) Mockito
16 5 (0.55%) ClearCase
16 5 (0.55%) Gradle
16 5 (0.55%) Mercurial
16 5 (0.55%) SoapUI
General
1 138 (15.16%) Finance
2 45 (4.95%) Banking
3 34 (3.74%) Retail
4 30 (3.30%) Manufacturing
5 25 (2.75%) Marketing
6 15 (1.65%) Telecoms
7 14 (1.54%) Advertising
8 9 (0.99%) Pharmaceutical
9 8 (0.88%) Electronics
9 8 (0.88%) Publishing
10 6 (0.66%) Back Office
10 6 (0.66%) International Banking
11 4 (0.44%) Local Government
12 3 (0.33%) Corporate Banking
12 3 (0.33%) Front Office
12 3 (0.33%) General Ledger
12 3 (0.33%) Investment Banking
13 2 (0.22%) Aerospace
13 2 (0.22%) Law
13 2 (0.22%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 451 (49.56%) Developer
2 166 (18.24%) Analyst
3 151 (16.59%) SQL Developer
4 109 (11.98%) .NET Developer
5 73 (8.02%) C# Developer
6 68 (7.47%) DBA
7 61 (6.70%) Java Developer
8 57 (6.26%) Oracle Developer
9 56 (6.15%) C# .NET Developer
10 43 (4.73%) SQL DBA
11 41 (4.51%) SQL Analyst
12 39 (4.29%) Senior Developer
13 37 (4.07%) PL/SQL Developer
14 36 (3.96%) Consultant
14 36 (3.96%) Test Analyst
15 35 (3.85%) Data Analyst
16 34 (3.74%) ASP.NET Developer
17 32 (3.52%) Business Intelligence Developer
18 30 (3.30%) Architect
18 30 (3.30%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 200 (21.98%) .NET
2 122 (13.41%) HTML
3 112 (12.31%) XML
4 102 (11.21%) ASP.NET
5 90 (9.89%) CSS
6 87 (9.56%) Web Services
7 67 (7.36%) SOAP
8 63 (6.92%) jQuery
9 59 (6.48%) AngularJS
10 57 (6.26%) Spring
11 55 (6.04%) ASP.NET MVC
12 48 (5.27%) .NET Framework
13 41 (4.51%) Entity Framework
14 37 (4.07%) J2EE
14 37 (4.07%) REST
15 32 (3.52%) HTML5
16 30 (3.30%) ASP.NET Web Forms
16 30 (3.30%) RESTful
17 28 (3.08%) JSON
18 27 (2.97%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 45 (4.95%) Analytical Skills
2 36 (3.96%) Mainframe
3 31 (3.41%) NHS
4 23 (2.53%) Management Information System
5 18 (1.98%) Data Centre
6 16 (1.76%) Digital Media
7 14 (1.54%) Replication
8 13 (1.43%) iPad
9 12 (1.32%) Visualisation
10 10 (1.10%) Data Integration
10 10 (1.10%) Data Structures
11 9 (0.99%) Credit Risk
12 8 (0.88%) Data Extraction
13 7 (0.77%) Clustering
13 7 (0.77%) Enterprise Software
13 7 (0.77%) IBM Mainframe
14 6 (0.66%) EMV
14 6 (0.66%) N-Tier
14 6 (0.66%) Performance Metrics
14 6 (0.66%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 108 (11.87%) Windows
2 105 (11.54%) Linux
3 56 (6.15%) Unix
4 50 (5.49%) Windows Server
5 37 (4.07%) AIX
6 28 (3.08%) Solaris
7 23 (2.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 22 (2.42%) HPUX
9 20 (2.20%) Windows Server 2012
10 18 (1.98%) Windows Server 2008
11 13 (1.43%) Windows Server 2003
12 6 (0.66%) CentOS
13 5 (0.55%) Windows 7
14 4 (0.44%) Windows Mobile
15 3 (0.33%) Windows 10
16 2 (0.22%) Android
16 2 (0.22%) Apple iOS
16 2 (0.22%) Ubuntu
16 2 (0.22%) Windows 8
16 2 (0.22%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 242 (26.59%) Agile Software Development
2 158 (17.36%) ETL
3 144 (15.82%) Business Intelligence
4 111 (12.20%) Migration
5 104 (11.43%) MVC
6 89 (9.78%) TDD
7 66 (7.25%) E-Commerce
8 54 (5.93%) Continuous Integration
8 54 (5.93%) Scrum
9 51 (5.60%) Data Migration
10 50 (5.49%) Analytics
11 49 (5.38%) Software Engineering
12 47 (5.16%) Data Modelling
13 44 (4.84%) CRM
13 44 (4.84%) Data Analysis
14 41 (4.51%) Project Management
15 39 (4.29%) ERP
15 39 (4.29%) Web Development
16 38 (4.18%) Test Scripting
17 37 (4.07%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 171 (18.79%) C#
2 161 (17.69%) Java
3 158 (17.36%) JavaScript
4 145 (15.93%) PL/SQL
5 97 (10.66%) T-SQL
6 36 (3.96%) VB.NET
7 35 (3.85%) PHP
8 31 (3.41%) VB
9 16 (1.76%) Python
10 15 (1.65%) PowerShell
10 15 (1.65%) Ruby
11 14 (1.54%) VB6
12 12 (1.32%) VBA
13 11 (1.21%) C++
14 10 (1.10%) C
14 10 (1.10%) R
15 8 (0.88%) COBOL
15 8 (0.88%) Shell Script
16 6 (0.66%) CFML
17 5 (0.55%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 58 (6.37%) Security Cleared
2 45 (4.95%) SC Cleared
3 26 (2.86%) Degree
4 15 (1.65%) ISEB
4 15 (1.65%) ISTQB
5 12 (1.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 12 (1.32%) Microsoft Certification
6 9 (0.99%) CCNA
6 9 (0.99%) Cisco Certification
6 9 (0.99%) MCSE
7 4 (0.44%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 3 (0.33%) BC Cleared
8 3 (0.33%) MCSA
9 2 (0.22%) AWS Certification
9 2 (0.22%) BPSS Clearance
9 2 (0.22%) DBS Check
9 2 (0.22%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (0.22%) MCP
9 2 (0.22%) Oracle Certification
9 2 (0.22%) Siebel Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (3.52%) QA
2 8 (0.88%) Data Quality
3 6 (0.66%) PCI DSS
4 5 (0.55%) SLA
5 3 (0.33%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.11%) CDISC
6 1 (0.11%) HL7
6 1 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 66 (7.25%) Active Directory
2 21 (2.31%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (1.65%) VMware ESX
4 11 (1.21%) Oracle RAC
5 8 (0.88%) Hyper-V
5 8 (0.88%) vSphere
6 3 (0.33%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (0.33%) XenApp
7 1 (0.11%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 1 (0.11%) DFS Replication
7 1 (0.11%) Docker
7 1 (0.11%) Firmware
7 1 (0.11%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (0.11%) UAG
7 1 (0.11%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.11%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 15 (1.65%) McAfee ePO
2 11 (1.21%) SCCM
3 9 (0.99%) HP Quality Center
4 8 (0.88%) SCOM
5 5 (0.55%) Backup Exec
6 4 (0.44%) Puppet
6 4 (0.44%) vRealize
7 3 (0.33%) Ansible
7 3 (0.33%) Data Guard
7 3 (0.33%) Failover Clustering
7 3 (0.33%) ServiceCenter
7 3 (0.33%) TADDM
7 3 (0.33%) Tivoli
8 2 (0.22%) BMC PATROL
8 2 (0.22%) Cobbler
8 2 (0.22%) DameWare
8 2 (0.22%) EMC NetWorker
8 2 (0.22%) HP SIM
8 2 (0.22%) Nagios
8 2 (0.22%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 258 (28.35%) Oracle
2 158 (17.36%) Microsoft
3 48 (5.27%) VMware
4 46 (5.05%) Talend
5 45 (4.95%) SAP
6 41 (4.51%) Citrix
7 39 (4.29%) IBM
8 37 (4.07%) Tableau
9 34 (3.74%) EMC
10 33 (3.63%) Vertica
11 26 (2.86%) Ab Initio
12 22 (2.42%) Cisco
13 21 (2.31%) Informatica
14 19 (2.09%) Intel Security
15 18 (1.98%) HP
16 15 (1.65%) Cognos
17 13 (1.43%) Teradata
18 11 (1.21%) CheckPoint
19 10 (1.10%) Clearswift
20 7 (0.77%) Symantec
Manchester, Lancashire
Venturi
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Rate: £480 - £550 per day + competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Lytham St. Annes, Lancashire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400 - £440 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £100 - £140 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
ninesharp
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 4 days ago
Warrington
Nigel Frank International
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
Merseyside
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £325 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Search Consultancy
Posted: 20 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Robert Walters
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Preston, Lancashire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market rate
Posted: 5 days ago
Greater Manchester
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 6 days ago