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 January 2015 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 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Structured Query Language (SQL)
Rank 5 4 2
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -2
Contract jobs citing SQL 441 395 406
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 14.02% 14.80% 15.80%
As % of the Programming Languages category 40.50% 41.93% 42.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 283 235 239
Average daily rate
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£343 £310 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.48% -4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £198 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 6 16
Average hourly rate £30.00 £25.25 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.81% +23.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.20 £16.25 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £67.00 £104.00 £43.65
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 £27.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -1.81%
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
1089 942 964
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 34.63% 35.29% 37.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 718 549 556
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 25 43
Average hourly rate £35.25 £33.00 £25.49
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.81% +29.48%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.20 £16.60 £12.59
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £41.80 £38.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £33.53 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.89% -4.21%

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 January 2015.

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 January 2015.

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 January 2015. 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
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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 +1 217 £338 +3.84% 185
Cheshire +1 95 £364 +14.19% 84
Lancashire +3 75 £338 +66.66% 32
Merseyside -10 24 £300 +9.09% 21
Cumbria +3 3 - - 2
SQL
England

SQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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.

1 299 (34.05%) Oracle
2 290 (33.03%) SQL Server
3 215 (24.49%) Finance
4 179 (20.39%) Business Intelligence
5 165 (18.79%) .NET
6 157 (17.88%) T-SQL
7 148 (16.86%) PL/SQL
8 142 (16.17%) Microsoft
9 137 (15.60%) Windows
10 132 (15.03%) JavaScript
11 130 (14.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 125 (14.24%) C#
12 125 (14.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 122 (13.90%) Agile Software Development
14 121 (13.78%) HTML
15 112 (12.76%) Java
16 103 (11.73%) XML
17 102 (11.62%) Oracle Database
18 101 (11.50%) Security Cleared
18 101 (11.50%) Data Warehouse
19 91 (10.36%) Web Services
20 90 (10.25%) SC Cleared
21 89 (10.14%) CSS
22 87 (9.91%) SQL Server 2008
23 80 (9.11%) Analytical Skills
24 74 (8.43%) Linux
25 73 (8.31%) Migration
25 73 (8.31%) SQL Server Analysis Services
26 71 (8.09%) ASP.NET
27 67 (7.63%) MVC

SQL
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 45 (5.13%) SharePoint
2 34 (3.87%) SAS
2 34 (3.87%) Oracle Workflow
3 31 (3.53%) IIS
4 19 (2.16%) MS Exchange
5 18 (2.05%) WebSphere
6 16 (1.82%) SharePoint 2010
7 15 (1.71%) Umbraco
8 12 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2010
8 12 (1.37%) Tomcat
9 11 (1.25%) JBoss
9 11 (1.25%) NetWeaver
10 10 (1.14%) Apache
10 10 (1.14%) CMS
11 9 (1.03%) Exchange Server 2003
12 7 (0.80%) BizTalk Server
13 5 (0.57%) Oracle Service Bus
13 5 (0.57%) SharePoint 2013
13 5 (0.57%) TIBCO EMS
14 3 (0.34%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 52 (5.92%) MS Excel
2 19 (2.16%) MS Office
3 13 (1.48%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (0.68%) PowerPivot
5 3 (0.34%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.34%) MS Project
5 3 (0.34%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (0.34%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.11%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 64 (7.29%) Oracle EBS
2 54 (6.15%) Oracle EBS R12
3 36 (4.10%) Oracle Applications
4 13 (1.48%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 12 (1.37%) Maximo
6 11 (1.25%) SAP SRM
7 9 (1.03%) Oracle iRecruitment
8 8 (0.91%) Dynamics AX
8 8 (0.91%) Oracle Payroll
9 6 (0.68%) Oracle iProcurement
9 6 (0.68%) Oracle 11i
9 6 (0.68%) Oracle HRMS
10 5 (0.57%) Cognos TM1
10 5 (0.57%) Oracle Financials
10 5 (0.57%) SAP Oil and Gas
11 4 (0.46%) SAP ERP
11 4 (0.46%) Oracle General Ledger
11 4 (0.46%) Oracle Payables
12 3 (0.34%) BusinessWorks
12 3 (0.34%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 8 (0.91%) SaaS
2 6 (0.68%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (0.46%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.23%) SuccessFactors
4 2 (0.23%) Office 365
5 1 (0.11%) GitHub
5 1 (0.11%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (2.28%) HTTP
2 18 (2.05%) Firewall
2 18 (2.05%) DNS
2 18 (2.05%) LAN
3 15 (1.71%) SAN
4 12 (1.37%) TCP/IP
5 10 (1.14%) WAN
6 8 (0.91%) DHCP
7 7 (0.80%) LDAP
7 7 (0.80%) VLAN
8 4 (0.46%) NAS
8 4 (0.46%) NetScaler
8 4 (0.46%) Intranet
8 4 (0.46%) Internet
8 4 (0.46%) SMTP
8 4 (0.46%) VoIP
8 4 (0.46%) SSL
8 4 (0.46%) FTP
9 2 (0.23%) CTI
9 2 (0.23%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 290 (33.03%) SQL Server
2 130 (14.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 125 (14.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 102 (11.62%) Oracle Database
5 101 (11.50%) Data Warehouse
6 87 (9.91%) SQL Server 2008
7 73 (8.31%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 50 (5.69%) Oracle Reports
9 48 (5.47%) Oracle Database 11g
10 32 (3.64%) Oracle BI EE
11 31 (3.53%) Relational Database
12 29 (3.30%) QlikView
13 28 (3.19%) Oracle Database 10g
14 27 (3.08%) SQL Server 2012
15 26 (2.96%) SQL Server 2005
16 22 (2.51%) Base SAS
16 22 (2.51%) RDBMS
17 21 (2.39%) Big Data
18 18 (2.05%) MS Access
19 17 (1.94%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 45 (5.13%) Subversion
2 43 (4.90%) Git (software)
3 36 (4.10%) Oracle Forms
4 32 (3.64%) Visual Studio
5 25 (2.85%) Team Foundation Server
6 19 (2.16%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 18 (2.05%) Selenium
8 16 (1.82%) Oracle APEX
9 15 (1.71%) Eclipse
10 14 (1.59%) Toad
10 14 (1.59%) JUnit
11 13 (1.48%) Ant
12 11 (1.25%) Jenkins
12 11 (1.25%) JIRA
13 10 (1.14%) ERwin
14 7 (0.80%) Maven
14 7 (0.80%) Rational Rose
15 6 (0.68%) Talend Open Studio
16 4 (0.46%) MorphX
16 4 (0.46%) SoapUI
General
1 215 (24.49%) Finance
2 46 (5.24%) Banking
3 28 (3.19%) Retail
4 19 (2.16%) Telecoms
5 14 (1.59%) Local Government
5 14 (1.59%) Advertising
6 13 (1.48%) Marketing
7 10 (1.14%) Back Office
8 8 (0.91%) Legal
8 8 (0.91%) Manufacturing
9 6 (0.68%) Retail Banking
10 4 (0.46%) Investment Banking
10 4 (0.46%) Publishing
11 3 (0.34%) Law
11 3 (0.34%) Billing
12 2 (0.23%) German Language
12 2 (0.23%) Aerospace
12 2 (0.23%) Electronics
13 1 (0.11%) Financial Institution
13 1 (0.11%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 430 (48.97%) Developer
2 156 (17.77%) Analyst
3 90 (10.25%) SQL Developer
4 69 (7.86%) Consultant
5 62 (7.06%) .NET Developer
6 55 (6.26%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 47 (5.35%) Oracle Developer
8 46 (5.24%) Data Analyst
8 46 (5.24%) Architect
9 45 (5.13%) DBA
10 37 (4.21%) SQL DBA
11 34 (3.87%) Java Developer
12 33 (3.76%) Oracle Consultant
13 24 (2.73%) PHP Developer
14 23 (2.62%) SAS Developer
15 22 (2.51%) Project Manager
16 21 (2.39%) C# Developer
17 20 (2.28%) ASP.NET Developer
17 20 (2.28%) Business Developer
17 20 (2.28%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 165 (18.79%) .NET
2 121 (13.78%) HTML
3 103 (11.73%) XML
4 91 (10.36%) Web Services
5 89 (10.14%) CSS
6 71 (8.09%) ASP.NET
7 64 (7.29%) jQuery
8 43 (4.90%) HTML5
9 39 (4.44%) .NET Framework
10 33 (3.76%) XSLT
11 31 (3.53%) J2EE
12 28 (3.19%) Spring
13 27 (3.08%) CSS3
14 26 (2.96%) ASP.NET MVC
15 24 (2.73%) WCF
16 23 (2.62%) Ajax
17 21 (2.39%) XSD
18 20 (2.28%) LAMP
18 20 (2.28%) SOAP
18 20 (2.28%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 80 (9.11%) Analytical Skills
2 63 (7.18%) NHS
3 27 (3.08%) Open Source
4 16 (1.82%) Data Extraction
4 16 (1.82%) Derivative
5 15 (1.71%) Management Information System
6 13 (1.48%) Clustering
6 13 (1.48%) Algorithms
6 13 (1.48%) Data Integration
7 11 (1.25%) Mobile App
7 11 (1.25%) Computer Science
8 9 (1.03%) Mainframe
9 8 (0.91%) Replication
10 7 (0.80%) N-Tier
10 7 (0.80%) Online Banking
11 6 (0.68%) Informatics
11 6 (0.68%) IBM Mainframe
11 6 (0.68%) Data Structures
11 6 (0.68%) User Experience
12 5 (0.57%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 137 (15.60%) Windows
2 74 (8.43%) Linux
3 46 (5.24%) Windows Server 2008
4 43 (4.90%) UNIX
5 23 (2.62%) Windows Server 2003
6 16 (1.82%) Windows Server 2012
7 15 (1.71%) Windows 7
8 14 (1.59%) AIX
9 9 (1.03%) Windows XP
10 7 (0.80%) Solaris
11 6 (0.68%) Android
12 5 (0.57%) VMS
12 5 (0.57%) Apple iOS
13 4 (0.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 3 (0.34%) HPUX
14 3 (0.34%) Windows Mobile
15 2 (0.23%) Windows 8
15 2 (0.23%) Windows 2000
16 1 (0.11%) Debian
16 1 (0.11%) OpenVMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 179 (20.39%) Business Intelligence
2 122 (13.90%) Agile Software Development
3 73 (8.31%) Migration
4 67 (7.63%) MVC
5 59 (6.72%) ETL
6 56 (6.38%) Data Modelling
6 56 (6.38%) CRM
7 50 (5.69%) Data Analysis
8 49 (5.58%) OO
9 42 (4.78%) Workflow
10 37 (4.21%) Performance Tuning
11 36 (4.10%) TDD
12 35 (3.99%) Data Migration
13 32 (3.64%) E-Commerce
13 32 (3.64%) Software Engineering
14 31 (3.53%) Dimensional Modelling
14 31 (3.53%) Web Development
15 27 (3.08%) Project Management
15 27 (3.08%) Waterfall
15 27 (3.08%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 157 (17.88%) T-SQL
2 148 (16.86%) PL/SQL
3 132 (15.03%) JavaScript
4 125 (14.24%) C#
5 112 (12.76%) Java
6 54 (6.15%) VBA
7 29 (3.30%) PHP
7 29 (3.30%) VB
8 24 (2.73%) Perl
8 24 (2.73%) Shell Script
9 20 (2.28%) Python
10 19 (2.16%) C
11 17 (1.94%) VBScript
12 12 (1.37%) PowerShell
12 12 (1.37%) C++
13 11 (1.25%) XPath
14 9 (1.03%) PL/1
15 8 (0.91%) VB.NET
16 7 (0.80%) VB6
16 7 (0.80%) JCL
Qualifications
1 101 (11.50%) Security Cleared
2 90 (10.25%) SC Cleared
3 38 (4.33%) Degree
4 15 (1.71%) ISEB
4 15 (1.71%) Microsoft Certification
5 11 (1.25%) MCSE
6 9 (1.03%) HND
6 9 (1.03%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 5 (0.57%) ISTQB
8 4 (0.46%) MCITP
8 4 (0.46%) DV Cleared
8 4 (0.46%) CCNA
8 4 (0.46%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (0.46%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (0.34%) MCTS
10 2 (0.23%) CCDA
10 2 (0.23%) CCDP
10 2 (0.23%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 2 (0.23%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 1 (0.11%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (3.30%) QA
2 8 (0.91%) SLA
3 6 (0.68%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.11%) ISO 14001
5 1 (0.11%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.11%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 38 (4.33%) Active Directory
2 21 (2.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (0.91%) XenApp
4 7 (0.80%) Hyper-V
5 6 (0.68%) Oracle RMAN
6 5 (0.57%) XenServer
7 3 (0.34%) Microsoft App-V
7 3 (0.34%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (0.34%) Oracle RAC
8 2 (0.23%) UAG
8 2 (0.23%) VMware ESX
9 1 (0.11%) Samba
9 1 (0.11%) NFS
9 1 (0.11%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.11%) ISA Server
9 1 (0.11%) RACF
9 1 (0.11%) VirtualBox
9 1 (0.11%) Shibboleth
9 1 (0.11%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (0.80%) HP Quality Center
1 7 (0.80%) CA Endevor
2 6 (0.68%) NetBackup
3 5 (0.57%) TIBCO Hawk
4 4 (0.46%) HP Data Protector
4 4 (0.46%) Data Guard
5 3 (0.34%) SCCM
5 3 (0.34%) SCOM
6 2 (0.23%) WMI
6 2 (0.23%) SCDPM
6 2 (0.23%) PureDisk
7 1 (0.11%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.11%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 1 (0.11%) OpenView
7 1 (0.11%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (0.11%) Nagios
7 1 (0.11%) Tivoli
7 1 (0.11%) Tivoli NetView
7 1 (0.11%) MOM
7 1 (0.11%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 299 (34.05%) Oracle
2 142 (16.17%) Microsoft
3 45 (5.13%) VMware
4 36 (4.10%) SAP
5 33 (3.76%) HP
6 27 (3.08%) Informatica
7 24 (2.73%) IBM
7 24 (2.73%) Citrix
8 23 (2.62%) Red Hat
9 22 (2.51%) Business Objects
10 21 (2.39%) Cognos
11 13 (1.48%) Cisco
12 10 (1.14%) Sun
13 9 (1.03%) Teradata
13 9 (1.03%) BMC
13 9 (1.03%) Northgate
14 8 (0.91%) CA
15 7 (0.80%) Syncsort
15 7 (0.80%) Aquila
16 6 (0.68%) Talend
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