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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Structured Query Language (SQL)
Rank 5 5 5
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Contract jobs citing SQL 540 415 338
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 13.91% 13.37% 13.75%
As % of the Programming Languages category 43.48% 41.92% 42.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 339 239 173
Average daily rate
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£350 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £210 £212
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 11 16
Average hourly rate £20.25 £40.00 £29.98
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-49.37% +33.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.75 £18.32 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.05 £140.00 £91.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-21.87% +16.36%
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
1242 990 800
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 31.99% 31.90% 32.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 780 560 387
Average daily rate £365 £328 £323
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.45% +1.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £420 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 35 39
Average hourly rate £37.00 £37.29 £29.96
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.77% +24.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £18.32 £13.18
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.09 £140.00 £112.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £36.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-2.73% +4.28%

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 24 April 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 24 April 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 24 April 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -1 210 £340 +4.61% 181
Cheshire +1 150 £388 +10.71% 96
Lancashire +25 89 £350 +19.65% 32
Merseyside -1 46 £275 +1.85% 36
Cumbria -12 1 - - 1
SQL
England

SQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 April 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.

1 303 (30.89%) Oracle
2 279 (28.44%) SQL Server
3 221 (22.53%) Finance
4 196 (19.98%) Business Intelligence
5 167 (17.02%) .NET
6 165 (16.82%) Agile Software Development
7 161 (16.41%) PL/SQL
8 159 (16.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 149 (15.19%) Java
10 148 (15.09%) Microsoft
11 138 (14.07%) T-SQL
12 129 (13.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 119 (12.13%) C#
14 118 (12.03%) HTML
15 116 (11.82%) Windows
16 111 (11.31%) JavaScript
16 111 (11.31%) Security Cleared
17 106 (10.81%) ETL
18 105 (10.70%) Data Warehouse
19 102 (10.40%) Oracle Database
20 100 (10.19%) XML
21 89 (9.07%) SC Cleared
22 87 (8.87%) Analytical Skills
23 84 (8.56%) Web Services
24 83 (8.46%) Migration
25 82 (8.36%) CSS
26 73 (7.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
27 70 (7.14%) Data Analysis
27 70 (7.14%) Linux
28 69 (7.03%) Oracle EBS

SQL
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 48 (4.89%) SharePoint
2 40 (4.08%) SAS
3 33 (3.36%) Oracle Workflow
4 26 (2.65%) IIS
5 25 (2.55%) WebSphere
6 22 (2.24%) MS Exchange
7 20 (2.04%) Apache
8 15 (1.53%) Tomcat
9 13 (1.33%) JBoss
10 11 (1.12%) NetWeaver
10 11 (1.12%) Umbraco
11 8 (0.82%) CMS
12 7 (0.71%) IBM HTTP Server
12 7 (0.71%) Oracle HTTP Server
12 7 (0.71%) BizTalk Server
12 7 (0.71%) SharePoint 2010
13 6 (0.61%) Oracle Service Bus
14 5 (0.51%) Zope
14 5 (0.51%) SharePoint 2013
14 5 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 56 (5.71%) MS Excel
2 31 (3.16%) MS Office
3 14 (1.43%) PowerPivot
4 12 (1.22%) MS PowerPoint
5 6 (0.61%) MS Visio
6 5 (0.51%) MS Project
7 3 (0.31%) InfoPath
8 2 (0.20%) SPSS
9 1 (0.10%) Windchill
9 1 (0.10%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 69 (7.03%) Oracle EBS
2 61 (6.22%) Oracle EBS R12
3 42 (4.28%) Oracle Applications
4 15 (1.53%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 11 (1.12%) SAP SRM
6 10 (1.02%) Oracle HRMS
7 8 (0.82%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 8 (0.82%) Maximo
8 7 (0.71%) Oracle iRecruitment
8 7 (0.71%) Oracle Payroll
8 7 (0.71%) Oracle Payables
9 6 (0.61%) Oracle 11i
9 6 (0.61%) Oracle Financials
10 4 (0.41%) Oracle General Ledger
10 4 (0.41%) Dynamics AX
10 4 (0.41%) Oracle iProcurement
10 4 (0.41%) Oracle Receivables
10 4 (0.41%) BusinessWorks
11 3 (0.31%) Cognos TM1
11 3 (0.31%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 17 (1.73%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (0.51%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (0.31%) SaaS
4 2 (0.20%) Office 365
5 1 (0.10%) Amazon Glacier
5 1 (0.10%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (0.10%) Amazon ElastiCache
5 1 (0.10%) IaaS
5 1 (0.10%) GitHub
5 1 (0.10%) OpenShift
5 1 (0.10%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.10%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.10%) Route 53
5 1 (0.10%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.10%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 27 (2.75%) HTTP
2 14 (1.43%) Firewall
3 12 (1.22%) Internet
4 11 (1.12%) DNS
4 11 (1.12%) SAN
5 9 (0.92%) TCP/IP
5 9 (0.92%) LAN
6 7 (0.71%) FTP
6 7 (0.71%) SSL
7 6 (0.61%) SMTP
8 5 (0.51%) IP Telephony
8 5 (0.51%) VLAN
9 4 (0.41%) DHCP
10 3 (0.31%) SSH
10 3 (0.31%) WAN
10 3 (0.31%) SNMP
10 3 (0.31%) NetScaler
10 3 (0.31%) NAS
11 2 (0.20%) Extranet
11 2 (0.20%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 279 (28.44%) SQL Server
2 159 (16.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 129 (13.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 105 (10.70%) Data Warehouse
5 102 (10.40%) Oracle Database
6 73 (7.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 67 (6.83%) SQL Server 2008
8 62 (6.32%) Oracle Reports
9 57 (5.81%) Relational Database
10 52 (5.30%) QlikView
11 42 (4.28%) Oracle Database 11g
12 41 (4.18%) SQL Server 2012
13 39 (3.98%) RDBMS
14 30 (3.06%) Big Data
15 28 (2.85%) MySQL
16 26 (2.65%) DB2
17 25 (2.55%) Oracle BI EE
17 25 (2.55%) MS Access
18 23 (2.34%) Base SAS
19 19 (1.94%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 48 (4.89%) Oracle Forms
2 39 (3.98%) Git (software)
3 37 (3.77%) Visual Studio
4 32 (3.26%) Selenium
5 29 (2.96%) JUnit
6 27 (2.75%) Subversion
7 24 (2.45%) JIRA
8 23 (2.34%) Team Foundation Server
8 23 (2.34%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 20 (2.04%) Jenkins
10 18 (1.83%) Oracle APEX
10 18 (1.83%) Ant
11 17 (1.73%) Eclipse
12 15 (1.53%) Talend Open Studio
13 11 (1.12%) SoapUI
14 9 (0.92%) Cucumber
15 8 (0.82%) Mockito
15 8 (0.82%) Maven
16 7 (0.71%) Toad
16 7 (0.71%) TeamCity
General
1 221 (22.53%) Finance
2 45 (4.59%) Banking
3 31 (3.16%) Telecoms
4 23 (2.34%) Retail
5 20 (2.04%) Local Government
6 16 (1.63%) Manufacturing
7 15 (1.53%) Marketing
8 9 (0.92%) Advertising
8 9 (0.92%) Legal
9 5 (0.51%) Publishing
9 5 (0.51%) Law
9 5 (0.51%) Electronics
9 5 (0.51%) Pharmaceutical
10 4 (0.41%) Retail Banking
10 4 (0.41%) Back Office
10 4 (0.41%) Multimedia
11 3 (0.31%) Investment Banking
12 2 (0.20%) Financial Institution
12 2 (0.20%) Games
12 2 (0.20%) Military
Job Titles
1 475 (48.42%) Developer
2 182 (18.55%) Analyst
3 107 (10.91%) SQL Developer
4 75 (7.65%) Consultant
5 71 (7.24%) .NET Developer
6 65 (6.63%) Data Analyst
7 56 (5.71%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 52 (5.30%) Oracle Developer
9 50 (5.10%) Architect
10 49 (4.99%) Java Developer
11 44 (4.49%) DBA
12 35 (3.57%) Oracle Consultant
13 33 (3.36%) SQL DBA
14 28 (2.85%) C# Developer
15 24 (2.45%) SAS Developer
16 23 (2.34%) Senior Developer
17 22 (2.24%) Test Analyst
18 21 (2.14%) Business Developer
19 20 (2.04%) Project Manager
19 20 (2.04%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 167 (17.02%) .NET
2 118 (12.03%) HTML
3 100 (10.19%) XML
4 84 (8.56%) Web Services
5 82 (8.36%) CSS
6 65 (6.63%) ASP.NET
7 55 (5.61%) jQuery
8 40 (4.08%) Spring
8 40 (4.08%) J2EE
9 36 (3.67%) SOAP
9 36 (3.67%) .NET Framework
10 32 (3.26%) HTML5
11 30 (3.06%) RESTful
12 28 (2.85%) JSON
13 26 (2.65%) Ajax
14 25 (2.55%) LINQ
14 25 (2.55%) ASP.NET MVC
14 25 (2.55%) Entity Framework
15 24 (2.45%) WCF
16 20 (2.04%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 87 (8.87%) Analytical Skills
2 60 (6.12%) NHS
3 29 (2.96%) Open Source
4 27 (2.75%) Management Information System
5 17 (1.73%) Clustering
6 16 (1.63%) Mainframe
7 14 (1.43%) Data Structures
7 14 (1.43%) Algorithms
8 12 (1.22%) Data Integration
9 11 (1.12%) Replication
10 10 (1.02%) Data Extraction
11 9 (0.92%) N-Tier
12 8 (0.82%) IBM Mainframe
12 8 (0.82%) Computer Science
12 8 (0.82%) Online Banking
13 7 (0.71%) Statistics
13 7 (0.71%) Informatics
14 6 (0.61%) Life Science
14 6 (0.61%) Mobile App
14 6 (0.61%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 116 (11.82%) Windows
2 70 (7.14%) Linux
3 55 (5.61%) UNIX
4 21 (2.14%) Windows Server 2008
5 15 (1.53%) Windows Server 2003
5 15 (1.53%) Windows Server 2012
6 11 (1.12%) Windows XP
6 11 (1.12%) Windows 7
7 10 (1.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 10 (1.02%) AIX
8 8 (0.82%) VMS
9 7 (0.71%) MVS
9 7 (0.71%) VME
10 6 (0.61%) Apple iOS
11 5 (0.51%) Solaris
12 4 (0.41%) OpenVMS
13 3 (0.31%) HPUX
14 2 (0.20%) Windows Mobile
14 2 (0.20%) zOS
14 2 (0.20%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 196 (19.98%) Business Intelligence
2 165 (16.82%) Agile Software Development
3 106 (10.81%) ETL
4 83 (8.46%) Migration
5 70 (7.14%) Data Analysis
6 68 (6.93%) CRM
7 65 (6.63%) MVC
8 61 (6.22%) TDD
9 55 (5.61%) Software Engineering
10 53 (5.40%) Data Modelling
11 51 (5.20%) Unit Testing
12 49 (4.99%) Workflow
13 46 (4.69%) OO
14 41 (4.18%) Validation
15 38 (3.87%) Analytics
16 36 (3.67%) Test Scripting
16 36 (3.67%) Data Migration
17 35 (3.57%) Scrum
18 32 (3.26%) Web Development
19 31 (3.16%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 161 (16.41%) PL/SQL
2 149 (15.19%) Java
3 138 (14.07%) T-SQL
4 119 (12.13%) C#
5 111 (11.31%) JavaScript
6 47 (4.79%) VBA
7 29 (2.96%) VB
8 27 (2.75%) Perl
9 25 (2.55%) PHP
10 24 (2.45%) PowerShell
11 18 (1.83%) Shell Script
12 17 (1.73%) Python
13 16 (1.63%) C++
14 14 (1.43%) C
15 12 (1.22%) VBScript
16 11 (1.12%) VB.NET
16 11 (1.12%) PL/1
16 11 (1.12%) JCL
17 10 (1.02%) Groovy
17 10 (1.02%) Scala
Qualifications
1 111 (11.31%) Security Cleared
2 89 (9.07%) SC Cleared
3 36 (3.67%) Degree
4 20 (2.04%) ISEB
5 12 (1.22%) DV Cleared
6 11 (1.12%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 10 (1.02%) Microsoft Certification
7 10 (1.02%) HND
8 8 (0.82%) ISTQB
8 8 (0.82%) ITIL Certification
9 6 (0.61%) CCNA
9 6 (0.61%) Cisco Certification
10 5 (0.51%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 5 (0.51%) CISSP
11 4 (0.41%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 4 (0.41%) A+ Certification
11 4 (0.41%) CCNP
11 4 (0.41%) MCP
12 3 (0.31%) Oracle Certification
12 3 (0.31%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (4.28%) QA
2 8 (0.82%) SLA
3 6 (0.61%) HL7
3 6 (0.61%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.10%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 33 (3.36%) Active Directory
2 24 (2.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (1.12%) VMware ESX
4 5 (0.51%) Hyper-V
5 4 (0.41%) vSphere
5 4 (0.41%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (0.20%) LiteSpeed
6 2 (0.20%) UAG
6 2 (0.20%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.10%) Samba
7 1 (0.10%) NFS
7 1 (0.10%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.10%) iptables
7 1 (0.10%) Docker
7 1 (0.10%) HDFS
7 1 (0.10%) VirtualBox
7 1 (0.10%) XenApp
7 1 (0.10%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 10 (1.02%) HP Quality Center
2 9 (0.92%) CA Endevor
3 6 (0.61%) Oracle RMAN
4 5 (0.51%) NetBackup
4 5 (0.51%) TIBCO Hawk
4 5 (0.51%) SCCM
4 5 (0.51%) SCOM
5 4 (0.41%) Data Guard
6 3 (0.31%) Hyperic
6 3 (0.31%) OMEGAMON
6 3 (0.31%) HP Data Protector
7 2 (0.20%) WMI
7 2 (0.20%) PureDisk
7 2 (0.20%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (0.20%) SCDPM
8 1 (0.10%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 1 (0.10%) Norton AntiVirus
8 1 (0.10%) Nagios
8 1 (0.10%) MOM
8 1 (0.10%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 303 (30.89%) Oracle
2 148 (15.09%) Microsoft
3 34 (3.47%) IBM
4 33 (3.36%) VMware
5 31 (3.16%) SAP
6 29 (2.96%) Cognos
7 25 (2.55%) Informatica
8 24 (2.45%) Business Objects
8 24 (2.45%) HP
9 23 (2.34%) Citrix
10 22 (2.24%) Teradata
11 15 (1.53%) Talend
12 11 (1.12%) Tableau
13 10 (1.02%) Cisco
13 10 (1.02%) Sun
13 10 (1.02%) Red Hat
13 10 (1.02%) BMC
14 9 (0.92%) Aquila
14 9 (0.92%) Syncsort
15 8 (0.82%) Sybase
Greater Manchester
Talent International
Rate: £300 - £330 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Merseyside
Rullion IT Plus
Rate: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Warrington, Cheshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Warrington, Cheshire
Circle Recruitment
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 2 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Circle Recruitment
Rate: £200 - £230 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester
Mason Frank
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £450 - £520 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester
Interquest - Korus Group - Brighton
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Blue Octopus Recruitment LLP
Rate: From £19,792.08 to £25,389.38 per annum (Subject to evaluation)
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Venturi
Rate: £19 - £20 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Cheadle, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £16 - £22 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Warrington
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Lancashire
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £300 per annum + competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
TEKsystems
Rate: £350 - £400 per day + non negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago
North West England
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £300 - £450 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Bolton, Lancashire
Foresight Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
Warrington
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £200.00 - £250.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Cheshire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £325 - £390 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Liverpool
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £300.00 - £340.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago