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 February 2017 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 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
SQL (Structured Query Language)
England / North West
Rank 5 5 5
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Contract jobs citing SQL 364 493 488
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 14.03% 12.89% 14.29%
As % of the Programming Languages category 34.77% 34.14% 44.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 249 315 310
Median daily rate £350 £350 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £230 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
- +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 27 16
Median hourly rate £42.00 £35.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.60 £14.00 £17.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.00 £47.00 £67.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £22.52 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+77.61% -24.93%

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
1047 1444 1103
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 40.36% 37.75% 32.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 724 918 716
Median daily rate £375 £370 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £274 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 69 26
Median hourly rate £42.50 £37.00 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.86% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.82 £15.57 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.33 £46.09
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+3.75% +11.11%

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 February 2017.

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 February 2017.

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 February 2017. 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 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 +1 193 £335 -16.25% 149
Lancashire +5 54 £310 +3.16% 33
Cheshire +2 49 £350 +7.69% 80
Merseyside +1 45 £350 -6.66% 18
SQL
England

SQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 26 February 2017, 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.

1 278 (36.15%) SQL Server
2 208 (27.05%) Agile Software Development
3 201 (26.14%) .NET
4 174 (22.63%) Oracle
5 164 (21.33%) C#
6 153 (19.90%) JavaScript
7 134 (17.43%) Microsoft
7 134 (17.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 133 (17.30%) Java
9 128 (16.64%) HTML
10 123 (15.99%) Web Services
11 122 (15.86%) Business Intelligence
12 120 (15.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 118 (15.34%) XML
14 113 (14.69%) Windows
15 107 (13.91%) Finance
16 97 (12.61%) CSS
17 95 (12.35%) MVC
18 92 (11.96%) T-SQL
18 92 (11.96%) ETL
19 90 (11.70%) Linux
19 90 (11.70%) TDD
20 87 (11.31%) ASP.NET
21 84 (10.92%) NoSQL
22 77 (10.01%) Data Warehouse
23 73 (9.49%) Migration
24 69 (8.97%) BDD
24 69 (8.97%) REST
25 68 (8.84%) Scrum
26 64 (8.32%) Oracle Database

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 27 (3.51%) SharePoint
2 24 (3.12%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 21 (2.73%) IIS
4 20 (2.60%) SAS
5 14 (1.82%) Confluence
6 11 (1.43%) Tomcat
7 10 (1.30%) Apache
7 10 (1.30%) CMS
7 10 (1.30%) Umbraco
8 8 (1.04%) WebSphere
9 7 (0.91%) BizTalk Server
9 7 (0.91%) WebLogic
10 6 (0.78%) Apache Spark
10 6 (0.78%) EPiServer
10 6 (0.78%) Oracle Service Bus
11 4 (0.52%) Apache Pig
12 3 (0.39%) nginx
12 3 (0.39%) Oracle Workflow
12 3 (0.39%) PowerExchange
12 3 (0.39%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 52 (6.76%) MS Excel
2 15 (1.95%) MS Office
3 8 (1.04%) SPSS
4 6 (0.78%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (0.78%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (0.39%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.13%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.13%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 28 (3.64%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (1.04%) Dynamics NAV
3 7 (0.91%) Oracle EBS
3 7 (0.91%) Oracle Payables
4 6 (0.78%) Oracle Financials
5 5 (0.65%) Oracle General Ledger
6 4 (0.52%) Oracle EBS R12
6 4 (0.52%) Oracle Receivables
7 3 (0.39%) Oracle Applications
7 3 (0.39%) Oracle Cash Management
7 3 (0.39%) SAP BPC
7 3 (0.39%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 2 (0.26%) OPENContractor
8 2 (0.26%) Oracle BPM
8 2 (0.26%) SAP Business One
9 1 (0.13%) Infor M3
9 1 (0.13%) Remedy ITSM
9 1 (0.13%) Sage CRM
9 1 (0.13%) SAP MDG
9 1 (0.13%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 38 (4.94%) Amazon AWS
2 17 (2.21%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (1.30%) Slack
4 8 (1.04%) Office 365
5 6 (0.78%) Amazon S3
6 4 (0.52%) Amazon EC2
6 4 (0.52%) Amazon EMR
7 3 (0.39%) Amazon ElastiCache
7 3 (0.39%) Amazon ELB
7 3 (0.39%) AWS CloudFormation
7 3 (0.39%) CloudFront
7 3 (0.39%) GitHub
7 3 (0.39%) Google Cloud Platform
8 2 (0.26%) Amazon Kinesis
8 2 (0.26%) AWS Lambda
8 2 (0.26%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.13%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.13%) Google Analytics
9 1 (0.13%) PaaS
9 1 (0.13%) SmartFocus
Communications & Networking
1 29 (3.77%) HTTP
2 16 (2.08%) Firewall
3 8 (1.04%) SAN
4 7 (0.91%) Internet
5 6 (0.78%) LAN
5 6 (0.78%) WAN
6 5 (0.65%) DNS
6 5 (0.65%) HTTPS
6 5 (0.65%) VPN
7 4 (0.52%) DHCP
7 4 (0.52%) VLAN
8 3 (0.39%) Network Security
8 3 (0.39%) Wi-Fi
9 2 (0.26%) FTP
9 2 (0.26%) IP Telephony
9 2 (0.26%) TCP/IP
9 2 (0.26%) WLAN
10 1 (0.13%) Intranet
10 1 (0.13%) PSTN
10 1 (0.13%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 278 (36.15%) SQL Server
2 134 (17.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 120 (15.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 84 (10.92%) NoSQL
5 77 (10.01%) Data Warehouse
6 64 (8.32%) Oracle Database
7 63 (8.19%) SQL Server 2008
8 59 (7.67%) MySQL
9 56 (7.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 55 (7.15%) Relational Database
11 54 (7.02%) SQL Server 2012
12 46 (5.98%) MongoDB
13 39 (5.07%) Big Data
14 33 (4.29%) SQL Server 2014
15 31 (4.03%) DB2
16 29 (3.77%) Oracle Database 11g
17 26 (3.38%) BusinessObjects
18 25 (3.25%) Oracle Reports
19 22 (2.86%) Oracle Database 12c
19 22 (2.86%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 55 (7.15%) Git (software)
2 46 (5.98%) JIRA
3 32 (4.16%) Team Foundation Server
4 29 (3.77%) JUnit
5 26 (3.38%) Jenkins
5 26 (3.38%) Visual Studio
6 22 (2.86%) Selenium
7 20 (2.60%) Cucumber
8 13 (1.69%) Oracle Forms
9 12 (1.56%) Talend Open Studio
10 9 (1.17%) ClearCase
10 9 (1.17%) Maven
10 9 (1.17%) NUnit
11 8 (1.04%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 7 (0.91%) Eclipse
12 7 (0.91%) Rational DOORS
12 7 (0.91%) Subversion
12 7 (0.91%) Toad
13 6 (0.78%) IntelliJ
13 6 (0.78%) Rational Robot
General
1 107 (13.91%) Finance
2 31 (4.03%) Retail
3 27 (3.51%) Banking
4 17 (2.21%) Marketing
5 13 (1.69%) Manufacturing
6 9 (1.17%) Advertising
7 7 (0.91%) Avionics
7 7 (0.91%) Electronics
7 7 (0.91%) Telecoms
8 5 (0.65%) Aerospace
8 5 (0.65%) Legal
9 4 (0.52%) Pharmaceutical
10 3 (0.39%) General Ledger
10 3 (0.39%) Military
11 2 (0.26%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.13%) Automotive
12 1 (0.13%) Billing
12 1 (0.13%) Front Office
12 1 (0.13%) Law
12 1 (0.13%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 386 (50.20%) Developer
2 112 (14.56%) Analyst
3 103 (13.39%) .NET Developer
4 95 (12.35%) SQL Developer
5 65 (8.45%) DBA
6 60 (7.80%) C# Developer
7 57 (7.41%) SQL DBA
8 50 (6.50%) Java Developer
9 44 (5.72%) C# .NET Developer
10 38 (4.94%) Architect
11 33 (4.29%) Business Intelligence Developer
12 30 (3.90%) Consultant
13 27 (3.51%) Software Engineer
14 26 (3.38%) Senior Developer
15 23 (2.99%) Test Analyst
15 23 (2.99%) VB.NET Developer
16 22 (2.86%) Oracle Developer
16 22 (2.86%) Software Developer
17 21 (2.73%) SQL Analyst
18 19 (2.47%) Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 201 (26.14%) .NET
2 128 (16.64%) HTML
3 123 (15.99%) Web Services
4 118 (15.34%) XML
5 97 (12.61%) CSS
6 87 (11.31%) ASP.NET
7 69 (8.97%) REST
8 54 (7.02%) ASP.NET MVC
9 50 (6.50%) SOAP
10 47 (6.11%) .NET Framework
11 46 (5.98%) AngularJS
12 44 (5.72%) JSON
13 42 (5.46%) Spring
14 41 (5.33%) jQuery
15 39 (5.07%) J2EE
16 37 (4.81%) RESTful
17 36 (4.68%) Entity Framework
18 29 (3.77%) HTML5
19 27 (3.51%) Node.js
19 27 (3.51%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 64 (8.32%) Analytical Skills
2 23 (2.99%) NHS
3 16 (2.08%) Replication
4 13 (1.69%) Computer Science
5 9 (1.17%) Management Information System
6 8 (1.04%) Clustering
7 7 (0.91%) Mobile App
8 6 (0.78%) Client/Server
8 6 (0.78%) Data Centre
8 6 (0.78%) Data Structures
8 6 (0.78%) User Experience
9 5 (0.65%) FMCG
9 5 (0.65%) Oracle Licensing
10 4 (0.52%) Credit Risk
11 3 (0.39%) Linux Command Line
12 2 (0.26%) Algorithms
12 2 (0.26%) Learning Management System
12 2 (0.26%) Private Cloud
12 2 (0.26%) Public Cloud
12 2 (0.26%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 113 (14.69%) Windows
2 90 (11.70%) Linux
3 46 (5.98%) Windows Server
4 44 (5.72%) Unix
5 30 (3.90%) Windows Server 2008
6 25 (3.25%) Windows Server 2012
7 22 (2.86%) AIX
8 15 (1.95%) Windows Server 2003
9 14 (1.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 11 (1.43%) Android
11 9 (1.17%) Windows 8
12 8 (1.04%) Apple iOS
12 8 (1.04%) Windows XP
13 7 (0.91%) Solaris
13 7 (0.91%) Windows 10
14 6 (0.78%) HPUX
15 5 (0.65%) CentOS
15 5 (0.65%) Windows 7
16 3 (0.39%) Windows Phone
17 1 (0.13%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 208 (27.05%) Agile Software Development
2 122 (15.86%) Business Intelligence
3 95 (12.35%) MVC
4 92 (11.96%) ETL
5 90 (11.70%) TDD
6 73 (9.49%) Migration
7 69 (8.97%) BDD
8 68 (8.84%) Scrum
9 63 (8.19%) Software Engineering
10 53 (6.89%) Data Modelling
11 49 (6.37%) High Availability
11 49 (6.37%) Performance Tuning
12 42 (5.46%) CRM
12 42 (5.46%) Microservices
13 41 (5.33%) OO
14 40 (5.20%) Test Scripting
15 39 (5.07%) Unit Testing
16 36 (4.68%) Open Source
17 35 (4.55%) SOA
18 34 (4.42%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 164 (21.33%) C#
2 153 (19.90%) JavaScript
3 133 (17.30%) Java
4 92 (11.96%) T-SQL
5 62 (8.06%) PL/SQL
6 45 (5.85%) PowerShell
7 37 (4.81%) VB.NET
8 35 (4.55%) Python
9 26 (3.38%) Perl
9 26 (3.38%) VB
10 21 (2.73%) VB6
11 16 (2.08%) Scala
11 16 (2.08%) VBScript
12 14 (1.82%) C++
13 11 (1.43%) PHP
13 11 (1.43%) Ruby
14 8 (1.04%) C
14 8 (1.04%) Shell Script
15 7 (0.91%) Ada
16 6 (0.78%) VBA
Qualifications
1 33 (4.29%) Degree
2 32 (4.16%) Security Cleared
3 19 (2.47%) SC Cleared
4 11 (1.43%) ISEB
4 11 (1.43%) Microsoft Certification
5 9 (1.17%) ISTQB
6 8 (1.04%) DBS Check
7 7 (0.91%) ITIL Certification
7 7 (0.91%) MCSE
8 6 (0.78%) CCNA
8 6 (0.78%) Cisco Certification
9 4 (0.52%) BPSS Clearance
9 4 (0.52%) HND
9 4 (0.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 3 (0.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 2 (0.26%) BC Cleared
11 2 (0.26%) DV Cleared
11 2 (0.26%) PMI Certification
12 1 (0.13%) Citrix Certification
12 1 (0.13%) OCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (4.29%) QA
2 15 (1.95%) Data Quality
3 3 (0.39%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (0.26%) SLA
5 1 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.13%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.13%) SDET
System Software
1 24 (3.12%) Active Directory
2 19 (2.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (0.78%) Hyper-V
4 5 (0.65%) Docker
4 5 (0.65%) vSphere
5 4 (0.52%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 4 (0.52%) Virtual Servers
5 4 (0.52%) XenApp
6 3 (0.39%) Oracle RAC
6 3 (0.39%) ProxySG
7 2 (0.26%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.13%) HDFS
8 1 (0.13%) ISA Server
8 1 (0.13%) MetaFrame
8 1 (0.13%) NFS
8 1 (0.13%) Shibboleth
8 1 (0.13%) Varnish
8 1 (0.13%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.13%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 14 (1.82%) SCOM
2 12 (1.56%) Oracle RMAN
3 8 (1.04%) Puppet
4 7 (0.91%) Opscode Chef
5 6 (0.78%) HP SiteScope
5 6 (0.78%) Netcool
5 6 (0.78%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 6 (0.78%) Tivoli
6 4 (0.52%) Ansible
6 4 (0.52%) Data Guard
6 4 (0.52%) Failover Clustering
6 4 (0.52%) SCCM
6 4 (0.52%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 3 (0.39%) Backup Exec
7 3 (0.39%) McAfee ePO
7 3 (0.39%) Packer
8 2 (0.26%) Control-M
8 2 (0.26%) HP Quality Center
8 2 (0.26%) Microsoft Clustering
8 2 (0.26%) Terraform
Vendors
1 174 (22.63%) Oracle
2 134 (17.43%) Microsoft
3 31 (4.03%) Tableau
3 31 (4.03%) VMware
4 25 (3.25%) SAP
5 16 (2.08%) Red Hat
6 15 (1.95%) HP
7 14 (1.82%) IBM
8 12 (1.56%) Talend
9 10 (1.30%) Cisco
9 10 (1.30%) Informatica
9 10 (1.30%) Perforce
10 8 (1.04%) Symantec
10 8 (1.04%) Teradata
11 7 (0.91%) Citrix
11 7 (0.91%) Civica
11 7 (0.91%) Google
11 7 (0.91%) Sitecore
12 6 (0.78%) CA
12 6 (0.78%) Twitter
Crewe
Vivid Resourcing
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester
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Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Northwich, Cheshire
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Posted: 2 days ago
Cheshire
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North West England
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Cheshire
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Manchester, Lancashire
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Manchester
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Rate: £250 - £350 per annum
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Manchester
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Crewe, Cheshire
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Manchester, Lancashire
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Rate: £200 - £250 per day
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Chorley, Lancashire
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North West
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Cheshire
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Searchability
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