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 7 December 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
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Structured Query Language (SQL)
Rank 5 5 4
Rank change year-on-year
0 -1
Contract jobs citing SQL 416 483 454
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 12.95% 11.54% 14.03%
As % of the Programming Languages category 35.89% 37.24% 39.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 298 305 290
Median daily rate £350 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £488 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £358 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.49% +2.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 19 12
Median hourly rate £24.43 £37.00 £21.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.97% +70.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £13.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £52.47 £35.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £33.75 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +29.80%
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
1159 1297 1140
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 36.08% 30.98% 35.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 817 802 748
Median daily rate £388 £375 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £393 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 57 30
Median hourly rate £40.00 £32.50 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.85 £13.50 £16.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.95 £47.33 £37.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +10.00%

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 7 December 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 7 December 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 7 December 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 -1 211 £350 -0.14% 129
Cheshire -1 66 £375 +7.14% 47
Lancashire +7 57 £350 +10.23% 41
Merseyside +2 42 £350 -6.66% 31
Cumbria +8 1 - - 1
SQL
England

SQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 7 December 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.

1 325 (35.64%) SQL Server
2 247 (27.08%) Agile Software Development
3 244 (26.75%) .NET
4 212 (23.25%) Oracle
5 203 (22.26%) C#
6 169 (18.53%) Microsoft
7 164 (17.98%) JavaScript
8 162 (17.76%) Business Intelligence
9 153 (16.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 142 (15.57%) Java
11 140 (15.35%) ETL
12 137 (15.02%) HTML
13 135 (14.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 131 (14.36%) Finance
15 129 (14.14%) Windows
16 121 (13.27%) T-SQL
17 120 (13.16%) XML
18 119 (13.05%) MVC
19 116 (12.72%) ASP.NET
20 113 (12.39%) Linux
21 106 (11.62%) Web Services
21 106 (11.62%) Data Warehouse
22 105 (11.51%) TDD
23 103 (11.29%) CSS
24 88 (9.65%) Migration
25 84 (9.21%) PL/SQL
26 81 (8.88%) Oracle Database
27 78 (8.55%) MS Excel
28 70 (7.68%) NoSQL
29 68 (7.46%) ASP.NET MVC

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 34 (3.73%) SAS
1 34 (3.73%) SharePoint
2 25 (2.74%) IIS
3 19 (2.08%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 18 (1.97%) MS Exchange
5 14 (1.54%) Confluence
6 11 (1.21%) CMS
7 10 (1.10%) Tomcat
7 10 (1.10%) WebLogic
8 9 (0.99%) Oracle Service Bus
9 8 (0.88%) ColdFusion
9 8 (0.88%) WebSphere
10 7 (0.77%) Skype for Business
11 6 (0.66%) Apache
11 6 (0.66%) Apache Spark
11 6 (0.66%) BizTalk Server
12 5 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2010
12 5 (0.55%) Sitefinity
12 5 (0.55%) Umbraco
12 5 (0.55%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 78 (8.55%) MS Excel
2 13 (1.43%) MS Office
3 8 (0.88%) MS PowerPoint
4 7 (0.77%) SPSS
5 5 (0.55%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.55%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.11%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.11%) Mingle
6 1 (0.11%) MS Project
6 1 (0.11%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 20 (2.19%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (1.21%) Oracle EBS
3 8 (0.88%) Oracle EBS R12
3 8 (0.88%) Oracle Payables
4 7 (0.77%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 7 (0.77%) Unit4 Business World
5 6 (0.66%) BASE24
6 5 (0.55%) Dynamics AX
6 5 (0.55%) Oracle Financials
7 4 (0.44%) Oracle General Ledger
7 4 (0.44%) SAP BPC
8 3 (0.33%) Dynamics NAV
8 3 (0.33%) Oracle Applications
8 3 (0.33%) Oracle Cash Management
8 3 (0.33%) Oracle Receivables
9 2 (0.22%) Northgate Housing
9 2 (0.22%) Orchard Housing
9 2 (0.22%) Unica
10 1 (0.11%) Cognos Business Intelligence
10 1 (0.11%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 29 (3.18%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (1.75%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (1.10%) Slack
4 6 (0.66%) Office 365
5 5 (0.55%) Amazon S3
5 5 (0.55%) Google Analytics
5 5 (0.55%) Google Cloud Platform
6 4 (0.44%) Amazon EMR
7 3 (0.33%) Amazon EC2
7 3 (0.33%) Amazon ElastiCache
7 3 (0.33%) Amazon ELB
7 3 (0.33%) AWS CloudFormation
7 3 (0.33%) CloudFront
7 3 (0.33%) GitHub
7 3 (0.33%) IaaS
7 3 (0.33%) PaaS
7 3 (0.33%) SaaS
8 2 (0.22%) AWS Lambda
8 2 (0.22%) SmartFocus
9 1 (0.11%) Adobe Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 26 (2.85%) DHCP
2 24 (2.63%) Firewall
3 23 (2.52%) HTTP
4 15 (1.64%) WAN
5 14 (1.54%) LAN
6 12 (1.32%) SAN
7 11 (1.21%) Internet
8 9 (0.99%) Network Security
8 9 (0.99%) VPN
9 8 (0.88%) DNS
10 6 (0.66%) ATM
10 6 (0.66%) VLAN
11 5 (0.55%) VoIP
12 4 (0.44%) NAS
13 3 (0.33%) FTP
13 3 (0.33%) Intranet
13 3 (0.33%) PBX
13 3 (0.33%) TCP/IP
13 3 (0.33%) Wi-Fi
14 2 (0.22%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 325 (35.64%) SQL Server
2 153 (16.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 135 (14.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 106 (11.62%) Data Warehouse
5 81 (8.88%) Oracle Database
6 70 (7.68%) NoSQL
7 65 (7.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 61 (6.69%) SQL Server 2008
9 53 (5.81%) SQL Server 2012
10 50 (5.48%) Relational Database
11 46 (5.04%) MongoDB
11 46 (5.04%) Oracle Database 11g
12 44 (4.82%) MySQL
13 35 (3.84%) DB2
14 33 (3.62%) Big Data
15 32 (3.51%) SQL Server 2014
16 30 (3.29%) Oracle Reports
17 29 (3.18%) Oracle Database 12c
18 21 (2.30%) BusinessObjects
18 21 (2.30%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 55 (6.03%) Git (software)
2 43 (4.71%) JIRA
3 37 (4.06%) JUnit
4 36 (3.95%) Team Foundation Server
5 30 (3.29%) Cucumber
6 29 (3.18%) Jenkins
7 27 (2.96%) Visual Studio
8 25 (2.74%) Oracle Forms
8 25 (2.74%) Talend Open Studio
9 21 (2.30%) Selenium
9 21 (2.30%) Subversion
10 16 (1.75%) Maven
11 12 (1.32%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 6 (0.66%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 6 (0.66%) ClearCase
12 6 (0.66%) Rational Robot
13 5 (0.55%) Eclipse
13 5 (0.55%) Gradle
13 5 (0.55%) SoapUI
13 5 (0.55%) Toad
General
1 131 (14.36%) Finance
2 38 (4.17%) Banking
3 30 (3.29%) Marketing
4 29 (3.18%) Retail
5 28 (3.07%) Manufacturing
6 18 (1.97%) Advertising
7 16 (1.75%) Telecoms
8 9 (0.99%) Electronics
9 6 (0.66%) Back Office
10 5 (0.55%) Publishing
11 4 (0.44%) Front Office
11 4 (0.44%) Legal
12 3 (0.33%) General Ledger
12 3 (0.33%) Pharmaceutical
13 2 (0.22%) Aerospace
13 2 (0.22%) International Banking
13 2 (0.22%) Investment Banking
14 1 (0.11%) Billing
14 1 (0.11%) Law
14 1 (0.11%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 462 (50.66%) Developer
2 154 (16.89%) SQL Developer
3 142 (15.57%) Analyst
4 133 (14.58%) .NET Developer
5 83 (9.10%) C# Developer
6 79 (8.66%) DBA
7 62 (6.80%) C# .NET Developer
8 61 (6.69%) SQL DBA
9 50 (5.48%) Java Developer
10 43 (4.71%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 43 (4.71%) Oracle Developer
11 37 (4.06%) Senior Developer
12 33 (3.62%) SQL Analyst
13 31 (3.40%) Architect
14 29 (3.18%) ASP.NET Developer
14 29 (3.18%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
14 29 (3.18%) VB.NET Developer
15 27 (2.96%) Consultant
16 26 (2.85%) Test Analyst
17 25 (2.74%) SSIS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 244 (26.75%) .NET
2 137 (15.02%) HTML
3 120 (13.16%) XML
4 116 (12.72%) ASP.NET
5 106 (11.62%) Web Services
6 103 (11.29%) CSS
7 68 (7.46%) ASP.NET MVC
8 63 (6.91%) jQuery
9 62 (6.80%) AngularJS
10 58 (6.36%) REST
11 57 (6.25%) .NET Framework
12 55 (6.03%) SOAP
13 49 (5.37%) Entity Framework
14 43 (4.71%) RESTful
15 41 (4.50%) Spring
16 40 (4.39%) JSON
17 36 (3.95%) J2EE
18 31 (3.40%) HTML5
18 31 (3.40%) XSLT
19 28 (3.07%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 55 (6.03%) Analytical Skills
2 29 (3.18%) NHS
3 27 (2.96%) Mainframe
4 25 (2.74%) Replication
5 22 (2.41%) Management Information System
6 14 (1.54%) Visualisation
7 13 (1.43%) Data Centre
8 11 (1.21%) Data Integration
8 11 (1.21%) iPad
9 10 (1.10%) Data Extraction
9 10 (1.10%) Data Structures
10 8 (0.88%) Credit Risk
10 8 (0.88%) Digital Media
11 7 (0.77%) Enterprise Software
11 7 (0.77%) User Experience
12 6 (0.66%) EMV
12 6 (0.66%) IBM Mainframe
12 6 (0.66%) Statistics
12 6 (0.66%) Tandem
13 5 (0.55%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 129 (14.14%) Windows
2 113 (12.39%) Linux
3 55 (6.03%) Unix
3 55 (6.03%) Windows Server
4 37 (4.06%) AIX
5 32 (3.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 31 (3.40%) Windows Server 2008
7 26 (2.85%) Solaris
7 26 (2.85%) Windows Server 2012
8 25 (2.74%) HPUX
9 20 (2.19%) Windows Server 2003
10 8 (0.88%) Windows XP
11 5 (0.55%) CentOS
12 4 (0.44%) Android
12 4 (0.44%) Apple iOS
12 4 (0.44%) Windows 8
12 4 (0.44%) Windows Mobile
13 3 (0.33%) Windows 10
13 3 (0.33%) Windows 7
14 2 (0.22%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 247 (27.08%) Agile Software Development
2 162 (17.76%) Business Intelligence
3 140 (15.35%) ETL
4 119 (13.05%) MVC
5 105 (11.51%) TDD
6 88 (9.65%) Migration
7 65 (7.13%) Scrum
8 64 (7.02%) BDD
9 62 (6.80%) Software Engineering
10 60 (6.58%) Performance Tuning
11 56 (6.14%) Data Modelling
12 45 (4.93%) Project Management
13 44 (4.82%) High Availability
14 40 (4.39%) E-Commerce
15 38 (4.17%) CRM
15 38 (4.17%) Data Analysis
15 38 (4.17%) Unit Testing
16 37 (4.06%) Test Scripting
17 34 (3.73%) Continuous Integration
18 33 (3.62%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 203 (22.26%) C#
2 164 (17.98%) JavaScript
3 142 (15.57%) Java
4 121 (13.27%) T-SQL
5 84 (9.21%) PL/SQL
6 50 (5.48%) VB.NET
7 38 (4.17%) PowerShell
8 31 (3.40%) VB
9 21 (2.30%) Python
10 20 (2.19%) VB6
11 18 (1.97%) PHP
12 16 (1.75%) VBScript
13 13 (1.43%) Scala
14 11 (1.21%) C++
14 11 (1.21%) Perl
15 9 (0.99%) R
15 9 (0.99%) Ruby
15 9 (0.99%) VBA
16 7 (0.77%) COBOL
17 6 (0.66%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 46 (5.04%) Security Cleared
2 29 (3.18%) SC Cleared
3 20 (2.19%) Degree
4 13 (1.43%) Microsoft Certification
5 12 (1.32%) ISEB
6 11 (1.21%) MCSE
7 10 (1.10%) CCNA
7 10 (1.10%) Cisco Certification
8 9 (0.99%) ISTQB
9 7 (0.77%) ITIL Certification
10 6 (0.66%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 5 (0.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 4 (0.44%) BC Cleared
12 4 (0.44%) BPSS Clearance
12 4 (0.44%) DBS Check
13 3 (0.33%) MCSA
14 2 (0.22%) Oracle Certification
14 2 (0.22%) Siebel Certification
15 1 (0.11%) CNE
15 1 (0.11%) Novell Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (3.95%) QA
2 12 (1.32%) Data Quality
3 5 (0.55%) PCI DSS
4 4 (0.44%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (0.22%) SLA
6 1 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 57 (6.25%) Active Directory
2 23 (2.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (1.43%) VMware ESX
4 9 (0.99%) vSphere
5 8 (0.88%) Hyper-V
6 7 (0.77%) Oracle RAC
7 4 (0.44%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 4 (0.44%) Virtual Servers
7 4 (0.44%) XenApp
8 3 (0.33%) Docker
9 2 (0.22%) Virtual Machines
10 1 (0.11%) ISA Server
10 1 (0.11%) MetaFrame
10 1 (0.11%) NFS
10 1 (0.11%) ProxySG
10 1 (0.11%) Shibboleth
10 1 (0.11%) Varnish
10 1 (0.11%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 16 (1.75%) SCOM
2 13 (1.43%) McAfee ePO
3 8 (0.88%) SCCM
4 7 (0.77%) HP SiteScope
5 6 (0.66%) Backup Exec
5 6 (0.66%) Data Guard
5 6 (0.66%) Netcool
5 6 (0.66%) Opscode Chef
5 6 (0.66%) Oracle RMAN
5 6 (0.66%) Puppet
5 6 (0.66%) Tivoli
6 4 (0.44%) Ansible
6 4 (0.44%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 4 (0.44%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 3 (0.33%) Failover Clustering
7 3 (0.33%) Packer
8 2 (0.22%) HP Quality Center
8 2 (0.22%) HP SIM
9 1 (0.11%) FortiGate
9 1 (0.11%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 212 (23.25%) Oracle
2 169 (18.53%) Microsoft
3 45 (4.93%) VMware
4 44 (4.82%) SAP
5 40 (4.39%) Tableau
6 37 (4.06%) Citrix
7 27 (2.96%) IBM
8 25 (2.74%) EMC
8 25 (2.74%) Talend
9 22 (2.41%) Informatica
10 21 (2.30%) Ab Initio
10 21 (2.30%) Cisco
11 16 (1.75%) Cognos
11 16 (1.75%) Intel Security
12 15 (1.64%) HP
12 15 (1.64%) Red Hat
13 14 (1.54%) Vertica
14 10 (1.10%) Symantec
14 10 (1.10%) Teradata
15 9 (0.99%) Perforce
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