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 25 August 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
25 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Structured Query Language (SQL)
Rank 5 6 5
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -1
Contract jobs citing SQL 503 570 453
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 14.38% 13.57% 14.23%
As % of the Programming Languages category 37.57% 42.86% 44.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 333 370 276
Median daily rate £340 £363 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.20% +13.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £229 £234 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £500 £458
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 16 16
Median hourly rate £22.00 £37.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.33% +127.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.60 £20.50 £10.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £57.75 £67.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £28.13 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-0.44% +12.50%
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
1339 1330 1023
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 38.29% 31.67% 32.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 901 833 591
Median daily rate £375 £375 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +11.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 39 30
Median hourly rate £25.00 £37.50 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.40 £21.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.90 £55.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £39.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +11.42%

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 25 August 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 25 August 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 25 August 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 +1 233 £338 - 173
Cheshire +2 149 £350 -3.44% 50
Merseyside -2 45 £314 +1.20% 26
Lancashire -4 40 £325 -30.10% 25
Cumbria +15 3 £375 -13.29%
SQL
England

SQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 25 August 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.

1 269 (30.19%) SQL Server
2 257 (28.84%) Oracle
3 226 (25.36%) Agile Software Development
4 171 (19.19%) .NET
5 164 (18.41%) Java
6 160 (17.96%) Microsoft
7 156 (17.51%) PL/SQL
8 153 (17.17%) ETL
9 148 (16.61%) Finance
10 145 (16.27%) Business Intelligence
11 143 (16.05%) C#
12 140 (15.71%) JavaScript
13 115 (12.91%) XML
14 110 (12.35%) Linux
15 109 (12.23%) HTML
15 109 (12.23%) Migration
16 104 (11.67%) Windows
17 102 (11.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 96 (10.77%) T-SQL
19 95 (10.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
20 92 (10.33%) MS Excel
21 84 (9.43%) ASP.NET
21 84 (9.43%) MVC
22 83 (9.32%) Web Services
23 82 (9.20%) Oracle Database
24 81 (9.09%) CSS
25 79 (8.87%) Data Warehouse
26 72 (8.08%) TDD
27 69 (7.74%) E-Commerce
28 67 (7.52%) Active Directory

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 43 (4.83%) SharePoint
2 28 (3.14%) SAS
3 27 (3.03%) IIS
3 27 (3.03%) MS Exchange
4 25 (2.81%) WebSphere
5 20 (2.24%) Tomcat
6 17 (1.91%) JBoss
6 17 (1.91%) WebSphere Application Server
7 11 (1.23%) Apache
7 11 (1.23%) CMS
8 10 (1.12%) SharePoint 2013
8 10 (1.12%) Skype for Business
9 9 (1.01%) ColdFusion
10 7 (0.79%) SharePoint 2010
10 7 (0.79%) WebLogic
11 5 (0.56%) BizTalk Server
11 5 (0.56%) Elasticsearch
11 5 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2010
11 5 (0.56%) Oracle Workflow
12 4 (0.45%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 92 (10.33%) MS Excel
2 29 (3.25%) MS Office
3 10 (1.12%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (0.56%) MS Project
5 4 (0.45%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.34%) SPSS
7 2 (0.22%) Mingle
8 1 (0.11%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.11%) InfoPath
8 1 (0.11%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 31 (3.48%) Oracle EBS
2 29 (3.25%) Oracle EBS R12
3 25 (2.81%) Dynamics CRM
4 19 (2.13%) Oracle Payables
5 14 (1.57%) Unit4 Business World
6 8 (0.90%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 6 (0.67%) BASE24
8 5 (0.56%) Dynamics AX
8 5 (0.56%) Oracle iProcurement
9 4 (0.45%) Magento
9 4 (0.45%) Oracle General Ledger
9 4 (0.45%) PeopleSoft Financials
9 4 (0.45%) PeopleSoft HCM
10 3 (0.34%) Infor M3
10 3 (0.34%) Oracle Applications
11 2 (0.22%) Dynamics NAV
11 2 (0.22%) Northgate Housing
11 2 (0.22%) Oracle BPM
11 2 (0.22%) Oracle Payroll
11 2 (0.22%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 17 (1.91%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (1.35%) IaaS
2 12 (1.35%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (1.12%) PaaS
4 8 (0.90%) SaaS
5 6 (0.67%) Google Analytics
6 5 (0.56%) Office 365
7 3 (0.34%) Google Cloud Platform
8 2 (0.22%) Amazon SQS
8 2 (0.22%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.22%) Engine Yard
8 2 (0.22%) GitHub
8 2 (0.22%) Heroku
9 1 (0.11%) Adobe Analytics
9 1 (0.11%) SmartFocus
Communications & Networking
1 31 (3.48%) DHCP
2 21 (2.36%) Firewall
3 17 (1.91%) HTTP
3 17 (1.91%) Internet
4 16 (1.80%) Network Security
5 14 (1.57%) SAN
6 13 (1.46%) WAN
7 12 (1.35%) LAN
8 11 (1.23%) DNS
9 7 (0.79%) VPN
10 6 (0.67%) ATM
10 6 (0.67%) Skype
10 6 (0.67%) TCP/IP
10 6 (0.67%) VLAN
11 5 (0.56%) NAS
11 5 (0.56%) VoIP
12 4 (0.45%) FTP
12 4 (0.45%) Intranet
13 3 (0.34%) PBX
13 3 (0.34%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 269 (30.19%) SQL Server
2 102 (11.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 95 (10.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 82 (9.20%) Oracle Database
5 79 (8.87%) Data Warehouse
6 51 (5.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 47 (5.27%) Oracle Reports
8 45 (5.05%) Oracle Database 11g
8 45 (5.05%) Relational Database
9 36 (4.04%) DB2
10 30 (3.37%) Big Data
11 29 (3.25%) SQL Server 2008
12 27 (3.03%) NoSQL
13 26 (2.92%) MySQL
13 26 (2.92%) SQL Server 2012
14 25 (2.81%) Oracle Database 10g
15 23 (2.58%) MongoDB
16 22 (2.47%) SQL Server 2014
17 19 (2.13%) OLAP
18 18 (2.02%) OLAP Cube
Development Applications
1 52 (5.84%) Jenkins
2 51 (5.72%) JIRA
3 47 (5.27%) Talend Open Studio
4 33 (3.70%) Git (software)
4 33 (3.70%) Oracle Forms
5 30 (3.37%) Subversion
6 27 (3.03%) Selenium
7 26 (2.92%) Cucumber
8 24 (2.69%) Maven
8 24 (2.69%) Visual Studio
9 20 (2.24%) JUnit
10 18 (2.02%) Team Foundation Server
11 11 (1.23%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 8 (0.90%) LoadRunner
12 8 (0.90%) Mercurial
12 8 (0.90%) Mockito
13 7 (0.79%) WebDriver
14 6 (0.67%) Ant
14 6 (0.67%) HP UFT
14 6 (0.67%) Toad
General
1 148 (16.61%) Finance
2 51 (5.72%) Banking
3 32 (3.59%) Retail
4 31 (3.48%) Manufacturing
5 22 (2.47%) Marketing
6 16 (1.80%) Telecoms
7 13 (1.46%) Advertising
8 9 (1.01%) Electronics
8 9 (1.01%) Pharmaceutical
9 8 (0.90%) Publishing
10 6 (0.67%) International Banking
11 5 (0.56%) Back Office
11 5 (0.56%) Local Government
12 3 (0.34%) Corporate Banking
12 3 (0.34%) Front Office
12 3 (0.34%) Investment Banking
13 2 (0.22%) Law
13 2 (0.22%) Retail Banking
14 1 (0.11%) Billing
14 1 (0.11%) Legal
Job Titles
1 435 (48.82%) Developer
2 172 (19.30%) Analyst
3 144 (16.16%) SQL Developer
4 79 (8.87%) .NET Developer
5 61 (6.85%) DBA
6 60 (6.73%) Java Developer
7 57 (6.40%) C# Developer
7 57 (6.40%) Oracle Developer
8 54 (6.06%) Consultant
9 41 (4.60%) C# .NET Developer
9 41 (4.60%) Data Analyst
10 40 (4.49%) SQL Analyst
11 35 (3.93%) SQL DBA
12 34 (3.82%) Test Analyst
13 33 (3.70%) PL/SQL Developer
14 31 (3.48%) Business Intelligence Developer
15 28 (3.14%) ASP.NET Developer
15 28 (3.14%) Senior Developer
16 27 (3.03%) Tester
17 26 (2.92%) SSIS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 171 (19.19%) .NET
2 115 (12.91%) XML
3 109 (12.23%) HTML
4 84 (9.43%) ASP.NET
5 83 (9.32%) Web Services
6 81 (9.09%) CSS
7 59 (6.62%) Spring
8 58 (6.51%) jQuery
9 54 (6.06%) SOAP
10 46 (5.16%) AngularJS
11 39 (4.38%) ASP.NET MVC
12 35 (3.93%) J2EE
13 29 (3.25%) .NET Framework
13 29 (3.25%) REST
14 28 (3.14%) HTML5
14 28 (3.14%) RESTful
15 26 (2.92%) JDBC
16 25 (2.81%) JSON
17 23 (2.58%) Ajax
18 22 (2.47%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 44 (4.94%) Analytical Skills
2 39 (4.38%) Mainframe
3 25 (2.81%) Management Information System
4 24 (2.69%) NHS
5 17 (1.91%) Replication
6 16 (1.80%) Digital Media
7 15 (1.68%) Data Centre
7 15 (1.68%) iPad
8 13 (1.46%) Visualisation
9 10 (1.12%) Credit Risk
10 9 (1.01%) Clustering
10 9 (1.01%) Data Structures
11 8 (0.90%) Tandem
12 7 (0.79%) Enterprise Software
12 7 (0.79%) IBM Mainframe
12 7 (0.79%) N-Tier
13 6 (0.67%) Data Integration
13 6 (0.67%) EMV
14 5 (0.56%) Algorithms
14 5 (0.56%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 110 (12.35%) Linux
2 104 (11.67%) Windows
3 63 (7.07%) Unix
4 47 (5.27%) Windows Server
5 37 (4.15%) AIX
6 28 (3.14%) Solaris
7 23 (2.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 22 (2.47%) HPUX
9 18 (2.02%) Windows Server 2012
10 12 (1.35%) Windows Server 2008
11 11 (1.23%) Windows Server 2003
12 8 (0.90%) CentOS
13 6 (0.67%) Windows 10
14 5 (0.56%) Windows 7
15 4 (0.45%) Windows Mobile
16 3 (0.34%) zOS
17 2 (0.22%) Apple iOS
17 2 (0.22%) Ubuntu
17 2 (0.22%) Windows 8
17 2 (0.22%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 226 (25.36%) Agile Software Development
2 153 (17.17%) ETL
3 145 (16.27%) Business Intelligence
4 109 (12.23%) Migration
5 84 (9.43%) MVC
6 72 (8.08%) TDD
7 69 (7.74%) E-Commerce
8 57 (6.40%) Continuous Integration
8 57 (6.40%) CRM
9 55 (6.17%) Data Migration
10 53 (5.95%) Data Modelling
11 45 (5.05%) Analytics
12 43 (4.83%) Data Analysis
12 43 (4.83%) Software Engineering
13 42 (4.71%) Scrum
14 41 (4.60%) ERP
14 41 (4.60%) Performance Tuning
15 36 (4.04%) Web Development
16 35 (3.93%) Project Management
16 35 (3.93%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 164 (18.41%) Java
2 156 (17.51%) PL/SQL
3 143 (16.05%) C#
4 140 (15.71%) JavaScript
5 96 (10.77%) T-SQL
6 37 (4.15%) PHP
7 25 (2.81%) VB.NET
8 21 (2.36%) VB
9 20 (2.24%) PowerShell
9 20 (2.24%) Ruby
10 15 (1.68%) Python
11 13 (1.46%) VBA
12 11 (1.23%) C++
13 10 (1.12%) C
13 10 (1.12%) R
14 9 (1.01%) Shell Script
15 7 (0.79%) COBOL
16 6 (0.67%) CFML
17 5 (0.56%) Bash Shell
17 5 (0.56%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 62 (6.96%) Security Cleared
2 49 (5.50%) SC Cleared
3 29 (3.25%) Degree
4 12 (1.35%) ISTQB
5 11 (1.23%) ISEB
6 10 (1.12%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 9 (1.01%) Microsoft Certification
8 6 (0.67%) CCNA
8 6 (0.67%) Cisco Certification
8 6 (0.67%) MCSE
9 3 (0.34%) MCSA
10 2 (0.22%) AWS Certification
10 2 (0.22%) BC Cleared
10 2 (0.22%) MCP
10 2 (0.22%) Oracle Certification
10 2 (0.22%) Siebel Certification
10 2 (0.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 1 (0.11%) CNE
11 1 (0.11%) DV Cleared
11 1 (0.11%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (2.69%) QA
2 15 (1.68%) Data Quality
3 7 (0.79%) PCI DSS
3 7 (0.79%) SLA
4 4 (0.45%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.11%) CDISC
5 1 (0.11%) HL7
5 1 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 67 (7.52%) Active Directory
2 22 (2.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (1.91%) VMware ESX
4 10 (1.12%) Hyper-V
4 10 (1.12%) Oracle RAC
5 6 (0.67%) vSphere
5 6 (0.67%) XenApp
6 3 (0.34%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (0.34%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.11%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 1 (0.11%) DFS Replication
7 1 (0.11%) Docker
7 1 (0.11%) Firmware
7 1 (0.11%) Time Sharing Option
7 1 (0.11%) UAG
7 1 (0.11%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 13 (1.46%) McAfee ePO
1 13 (1.46%) SCCM
2 10 (1.12%) HP Quality Center
3 9 (1.01%) SCOM
4 6 (0.67%) Puppet
5 5 (0.56%) vRealize
6 4 (0.45%) SCOrch
7 3 (0.34%) Ansible
7 3 (0.34%) Backup Exec
7 3 (0.34%) BladeLogic
7 3 (0.34%) TADDM
7 3 (0.34%) Tivoli
8 2 (0.22%) BMC PATROL
8 2 (0.22%) DameWare
8 2 (0.22%) Data Guard
8 2 (0.22%) EMC NetWorker
8 2 (0.22%) Nagios
8 2 (0.22%) OMEGAMON
8 2 (0.22%) ServiceCenter
8 2 (0.22%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 257 (28.84%) Oracle
2 160 (17.96%) Microsoft
3 51 (5.72%) IBM
4 49 (5.50%) VMware
5 47 (5.27%) Talend
6 46 (5.16%) Citrix
7 39 (4.38%) SAP
8 34 (3.82%) EMC
8 34 (3.82%) Tableau
9 33 (3.70%) Vertica
10 24 (2.69%) Ab Initio
10 24 (2.69%) HP
10 24 (2.69%) Informatica
11 18 (2.02%) Cisco
12 15 (1.68%) Intel Security
13 14 (1.57%) Cognos
13 14 (1.57%) Teradata
14 11 (1.23%) CheckPoint
14 11 (1.23%) ServiceNow
15 10 (1.12%) Clearswift
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Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
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Rate: Unspecified NEG
Posted: Yesterday
Lancashire
Nigel Frank International
Rate: £400 - £475 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
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Cheshire
Circle Recruitment
Rate: £55000 per annum
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Greater Manchester
Oliver Thomas Group
Rate: From £380 to £399 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Greater Manchester
Adria Solutions Ltd
Rate: £275 - £325 per day
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Rate: £200 - £265 per day
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Rullion IT Plus
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Rate: £300 - £400 per day
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Rate: £350 - £400 per day
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Rate: £500 - 550 per day
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