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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Structured Query Language (SQL)
Rank 5 5 4
Rank change year-on-year
0 -1
Contract jobs citing SQL 449 386 467
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 14.37% 13.47% 14.18%
As % of the Programming Languages category 43.30% 39.79% 35.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 273 205 261
Average daily rate
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£325 £320 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.56% +4.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 11 24
Average hourly rate £18.00 £23.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.73% +6.97%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.12 £10.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £67.00 £45.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.38 £26.50 £27.00
% change year-on-year
+3.30% -1.85%
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
1037 970 1334
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 33.19% 33.85% 40.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 598 525 714
Average daily rate £325 £310 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.83% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £235 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 28 63
Average hourly rate £30.00 £33.28 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.84% +2.39%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.98 £21.25 £14.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £45.00 £39.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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 29 August 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 -3 169 £313 -3.84% 191
Cheshire 0 144 £325 +4.00% 83
Lancashire +13 67 £338 +26.16% 24
Merseyside -8 29 £305 -12.85% 36
Cumbria +1 6 £375 +25.00% 3
SQL
England

SQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 August 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.

1 294 (36.16%) SQL Server
2 219 (26.94%) Oracle
3 192 (23.62%) .NET
4 185 (22.76%) C#
5 179 (22.02%) T-SQL
6 172 (21.16%) Finance
7 139 (17.10%) Microsoft
7 139 (17.10%) JavaScript
8 126 (15.50%) Windows
8 126 (15.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 123 (15.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 122 (15.01%) Business Intelligence
11 112 (13.78%) HTML
12 106 (13.04%) SQL Server 2008
13 104 (12.79%) Java
14 103 (12.67%) PL/SQL
15 96 (11.81%) Web Services
16 94 (11.56%) CSS
17 92 (11.32%) ASP.NET
18 91 (11.19%) Data Warehouse
18 91 (11.19%) Migration
19 81 (9.96%) MS Excel
20 78 (9.59%) ETL
21 76 (9.35%) Oracle Database
22 70 (8.61%) MVC
23 69 (8.49%) Linux
24 68 (8.36%) XML
25 67 (8.24%) Security Cleared
26 66 (8.12%) SharePoint
26 66 (8.12%) NHS

SQL
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 66 (8.12%) SharePoint
2 29 (3.57%) MS Exchange
3 24 (2.95%) IIS
4 21 (2.58%) SharePoint 2010
5 20 (2.46%) Exchange Server 2010
6 14 (1.72%) Exchange Server 2003
7 11 (1.35%) Tomcat
8 10 (1.23%) Apache
8 10 (1.23%) Oracle Workflow
9 9 (1.11%) SAS
10 7 (0.86%) WebLogic
10 7 (0.86%) CMS
11 6 (0.74%) WebSphere
11 6 (0.74%) Umbraco
11 6 (0.74%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 6 (0.74%) Lync
12 5 (0.62%) BizTalk Server
13 4 (0.49%) SharePoint 2013
13 4 (0.49%) Node.js
14 3 (0.37%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 81 (9.96%) MS Excel
2 13 (1.60%) MS Office
3 7 (0.86%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (0.62%) InfoPath
4 5 (0.62%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (0.37%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.25%) MS Project
7 1 (0.12%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 42 (5.17%) Oracle EBS
1 42 (5.17%) Oracle EBS R12
2 18 (2.21%) Oracle Applications
3 16 (1.97%) Oracle iRecruitment
3 16 (1.97%) Dynamics CRM
3 16 (1.97%) Oracle Internet Expenses
4 14 (1.72%) ResourceLink
5 12 (1.48%) Dynamics AX
6 11 (1.35%) Oracle Payroll
7 10 (1.23%) Oracle Payables
8 9 (1.11%) Oracle 11i
9 8 (0.98%) Oracle General Ledger
10 7 (0.86%) Oracle Receivables
10 7 (0.86%) Oracle Assets
10 7 (0.86%) CSG Singleview
10 7 (0.86%) SAP Oil and Gas
11 5 (0.62%) Maximo
12 4 (0.49%) Oracle Financials
12 4 (0.49%) Academy Housing
13 3 (0.37%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 16 (1.97%) SaaS
2 14 (1.72%) SuccessFactors
3 5 (0.62%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (0.37%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (0.37%) Office 365
5 2 (0.25%) Taleo
5 2 (0.25%) IaaS
5 2 (0.25%) PaaS
6 1 (0.12%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 34 (4.18%) DNS
2 26 (3.20%) SAN
3 20 (2.46%) TCP/IP
4 19 (2.34%) LAN
4 19 (2.34%) DHCP
5 17 (2.09%) WAN
6 15 (1.85%) Firewall
7 6 (0.74%) NAS
7 6 (0.74%) HTTP
8 5 (0.62%) Intranet
9 4 (0.49%) LDAP
9 4 (0.49%) Wireless
9 4 (0.49%) IPsec
10 3 (0.37%) VPN
11 2 (0.25%) SSL
11 2 (0.25%) Internet
11 2 (0.25%) APPN
11 2 (0.25%) SMS
11 2 (0.25%) FTP
11 2 (0.25%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 294 (36.16%) SQL Server
2 126 (15.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 123 (15.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 106 (13.04%) SQL Server 2008
5 91 (11.19%) Data Warehouse
6 76 (9.35%) Oracle Database
7 55 (6.77%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 45 (5.54%) Relational Database
9 40 (4.92%) SQL Server 2012
10 38 (4.67%) Oracle Database 11g
11 35 (4.31%) SQL Server 2005
12 34 (4.18%) Oracle BI EE
13 30 (3.69%) NoSQL
14 28 (3.44%) Oracle Database 10g
15 23 (2.83%) MS Access
16 22 (2.71%) Oracle Reports
17 20 (2.46%) MySQL
18 17 (2.09%) RDBMS
18 17 (2.09%) PowerCenter
19 15 (1.85%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 27 (3.32%) Subversion
2 22 (2.71%) Visual Studio
3 21 (2.58%) Team Foundation Server
4 16 (1.97%) ERwin
5 15 (1.85%) Git (software)
6 14 (1.72%) Oracle Forms
7 11 (1.35%) Toad
8 9 (1.11%) Eclipse
8 9 (1.11%) Selenium
9 8 (0.98%) JIRA
10 6 (0.74%) Oracle APEX
10 6 (0.74%) QuickTest Pro
11 5 (0.62%) MorphX
12 4 (0.49%) JUnit
12 4 (0.49%) TestComplete
12 4 (0.49%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 3 (0.37%) Jenkins
13 3 (0.37%) Mockito
13 3 (0.37%) Ant
13 3 (0.37%) Rational Rose
General
1 172 (21.16%) Finance
2 20 (2.46%) Banking
2 20 (2.46%) Marketing
3 17 (2.09%) Retail
4 16 (1.97%) Advertising
5 12 (1.48%) Local Government
6 9 (1.11%) Manufacturing
6 9 (1.11%) Back Office
7 8 (0.98%) Telecoms
8 7 (0.86%) General Ledger
9 6 (0.74%) Billing
10 4 (0.49%) Electronics
11 2 (0.25%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (0.25%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.25%) Legal
11 2 (0.25%) Games
12 1 (0.12%) Law
Job Titles
1 386 (47.48%) Developer
2 153 (18.82%) Analyst
3 75 (9.23%) .NET Developer
4 65 (8.00%) SQL Developer
5 55 (6.77%) Consultant
6 51 (6.27%) DBA
7 50 (6.15%) C# Developer
8 46 (5.66%) SQL DBA
9 41 (5.04%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 39 (4.80%) Architect
11 35 (4.31%) Data Analyst
12 30 (3.69%) Test Analyst
13 28 (3.44%) Information Analyst
13 28 (3.44%) C# .NET Developer
14 22 (2.71%) Oracle Developer
14 22 (2.71%) Java Developer
15 20 (2.46%) ASP.NET Developer
16 19 (2.34%) Oracle Consultant
16 19 (2.34%) NHS Information Analyst
17 18 (2.21%) Oracle Payroll Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 192 (23.62%) .NET
2 112 (13.78%) HTML
3 96 (11.81%) Web Services
4 94 (11.56%) CSS
5 92 (11.32%) ASP.NET
6 68 (8.36%) XML
7 57 (7.01%) jQuery
8 45 (5.54%) WCF
9 43 (5.29%) HTML5
10 36 (4.43%) JSON
11 35 (4.31%) Ajax
12 30 (3.69%) WPF
13 28 (3.44%) .NET Framework
13 28 (3.44%) RESTful
14 27 (3.32%) ASP.NET MVC
15 23 (2.83%) CSS3
16 22 (2.71%) WinForms
17 19 (2.34%) SOAP
17 19 (2.34%) LINQ
18 17 (2.09%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 66 (8.12%) NHS
2 33 (4.06%) Open Source
3 29 (3.57%) Clustering
4 17 (2.09%) Replication
5 15 (1.85%) Management Information System
5 15 (1.85%) Data Extraction
6 11 (1.35%) Enterprise Software
7 9 (1.11%) Data Integration
7 9 (1.11%) N-Tier
8 7 (0.86%) Mainframe
8 7 (0.86%) Statistics
9 6 (0.74%) Derivative
9 6 (0.74%) Computer Science
10 5 (0.62%) Visualisation
10 5 (0.62%) Mobile App
10 5 (0.62%) GIS
11 4 (0.49%) DTV
11 4 (0.49%) W3C
11 4 (0.49%) Mathematics
12 3 (0.37%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 126 (15.50%) Windows
2 69 (8.49%) Linux
3 49 (6.03%) Windows Server 2008
4 40 (4.92%) UNIX
5 38 (4.67%) Windows Server 2003
6 19 (2.34%) Windows Server 2012
7 18 (2.21%) Windows XP
8 14 (1.72%) AIX
9 10 (1.23%) Windows 7
10 5 (0.62%) Fedora
11 4 (0.49%) Solaris
11 4 (0.49%) Windows 2000
12 3 (0.37%) CentOS
12 3 (0.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 3 (0.37%) Windows 8
13 2 (0.25%) i5/OS
13 2 (0.25%) OS/400
14 1 (0.12%) NetWare
14 1 (0.12%) zOS
14 1 (0.12%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 122 (15.01%) Business Intelligence
2 91 (11.19%) Migration
3 78 (9.59%) ETL
4 70 (8.61%) MVC
5 65 (8.00%) TDD
6 55 (6.77%) Data Modelling
7 53 (6.52%) CRM
8 52 (6.40%) Agile Software Development
9 46 (5.66%) Unit Testing
10 40 (4.92%) Data Analysis
11 39 (4.80%) OO
11 39 (4.80%) Data Migration
12 35 (4.31%) Performance Tuning
13 33 (4.06%) Scrum
14 30 (3.69%) E-Commerce
15 28 (3.44%) Data Cleansing
16 27 (3.32%) BDD
17 25 (3.08%) Stakeholder Management
18 24 (2.95%) Continuous Integration
19 21 (2.58%) MVVM
Programming Languages
1 185 (22.76%) C#
2 179 (22.02%) T-SQL
3 139 (17.10%) JavaScript
4 104 (12.79%) Java
5 103 (12.67%) PL/SQL
6 52 (6.40%) VBA
7 49 (6.03%) Python
8 43 (5.29%) PHP
9 39 (4.80%) VB
10 36 (4.43%) C++
11 34 (4.18%) Shell Script
12 28 (3.44%) Perl
13 27 (3.32%) Ruby
14 24 (2.95%) Scala
15 21 (2.58%) VB.NET
16 20 (2.46%) PowerShell
17 18 (2.21%) C
18 14 (1.72%) VB6
19 13 (1.60%) VBScript
20 8 (0.98%) X++
Qualifications
1 67 (8.24%) Security Cleared
2 61 (7.50%) SC Cleared
3 40 (4.92%) Degree
4 20 (2.46%) Microsoft Certification
5 18 (2.21%) MCSE
6 17 (2.09%) ISEB
7 13 (1.60%) MCITP
8 12 (1.48%) MCTS
9 10 (1.23%) ISTQB
10 6 (0.74%) MCP
10 6 (0.74%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 5 (0.62%) MCSA
12 4 (0.49%) ITIL Certification
13 3 (0.37%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 3 (0.37%) CCA
13 3 (0.37%) Citrix Certification
14 2 (0.25%) PMI Certification
15 1 (0.12%) IBM Certification
15 1 (0.12%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 1 (0.12%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (1.97%) QA
2 5 (0.62%) SLA
3 3 (0.37%) HL7
3 3 (0.37%) Basel III
3 3 (0.37%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.12%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 49 (6.03%) Active Directory
2 19 (2.34%) Hyper-V
3 17 (2.09%) XenApp
4 16 (1.97%) VMware Infrastructure
5 10 (1.23%) XenServer
6 6 (0.74%) Microsoft App-V
7 5 (0.62%) ISA Server
7 5 (0.62%) VMware ESX
7 5 (0.62%) vSphere
8 4 (0.49%) Oracle RAC
9 3 (0.37%) Forefront TMG
10 2 (0.25%) LiteSpeed
11 1 (0.12%) Novell eDirectory
11 1 (0.12%) RACF
11 1 (0.12%) Terminal Services
11 1 (0.12%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 12 (1.48%) SCCM
2 9 (1.11%) SCOM
3 8 (0.98%) HP Data Protector
4 7 (0.86%) Backup Exec
5 5 (0.62%) Tivoli
5 5 (0.62%) HP Quality Center
6 4 (0.49%) NetBackup
6 4 (0.49%) SCSM
7 2 (0.25%) Puppet
7 2 (0.25%) FortiGate
7 2 (0.25%) SAP Afaria
7 2 (0.25%) EMC NetWorker
7 2 (0.25%) Tivoli NetView
7 2 (0.25%) OpenView
7 2 (0.25%) Norton AntiVirus
8 1 (0.12%) CA Endevor
8 1 (0.12%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 1 (0.12%) Novell Identity Manager
8 1 (0.12%) Tivoli Monitoring
8 1 (0.12%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 219 (26.94%) Oracle
2 139 (17.10%) Microsoft
3 47 (5.78%) VMware
4 40 (4.92%) SAP
5 35 (4.31%) Citrix
6 34 (4.18%) HP
7 30 (3.69%) Informatica
8 18 (2.21%) Business Objects
9 16 (1.97%) Dell
10 15 (1.85%) webMethods
11 14 (1.72%) Software AG
11 14 (1.72%) Cisco
12 13 (1.60%) CA
13 12 (1.48%) Sun
14 11 (1.35%) BMC
15 10 (1.23%) Red Hat
15 10 (1.23%) Sage
15 10 (1.23%) IBM
16 9 (1.11%) Sybase
17 8 (0.98%) JBoss
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