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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Structured Query Language (SQL)
Rank 4 5 4
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -1
Contract jobs citing SQL 454 406 434
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 14.05% 14.34% 14.39%
As % of the Programming Languages category 40.79% 40.72% 39.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 287 225 257
Average daily rate
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£325 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £227 £194 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £486 £400 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 15 21
Average hourly rate £30.00 £16.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+81.81% -45.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.40 £13.10 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £67.00 £160.00 £62.65
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-3.70% -10.00%
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
1113 997 1093
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 34.45% 35.20% 36.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 739 551 623
Average daily rate £350 £319 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.80% -1.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £210 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 51 52
Average hourly rate £35.00 £32.25 £31.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.52% +3.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £15.93 £15.08
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.57 £43.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £33.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.57% -5.71%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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 19 December 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.

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 +2 204 £325 +8.33% 119
Cheshire -1 104 £354 +14.11% 70
Lancashire +3 77 £331 +32.50% 14
Merseyside -7 31 £300 +4.34% 20
Cumbria +6 3 £375 - 1
SQL
England

SQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 19 December 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.

1 310 (33.88%) SQL Server
2 294 (32.13%) Oracle
3 205 (22.40%) Finance
4 202 (22.08%) .NET
5 195 (21.31%) Business Intelligence
6 168 (18.36%) T-SQL
7 167 (18.25%) Microsoft
8 165 (18.03%) PL/SQL
9 156 (17.05%) C#
10 143 (15.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 139 (15.19%) Windows
12 132 (14.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 121 (13.22%) JavaScript
14 113 (12.35%) Data Warehouse
14 113 (12.35%) Agile Software Development
15 108 (11.80%) HTML
16 107 (11.69%) SQL Server 2008
17 106 (11.58%) Security Cleared
18 104 (11.37%) Java
19 103 (11.26%) Oracle Database
20 100 (10.93%) Analytical Skills
21 96 (10.49%) XML
22 95 (10.38%) SC Cleared
23 93 (10.16%) Web Services
24 84 (9.18%) Migration
25 79 (8.63%) CSS
25 79 (8.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
26 78 (8.52%) ASP.NET
27 76 (8.31%) MVC
28 74 (8.09%) Linux

SQL
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 47 (5.14%) SharePoint
2 33 (3.61%) Oracle Workflow
3 31 (3.39%) SAS
4 29 (3.17%) IIS
5 23 (2.51%) MS Exchange
6 17 (1.86%) SharePoint 2010
7 13 (1.42%) Exchange Server 2010
8 12 (1.31%) JBoss
8 12 (1.31%) Umbraco
9 11 (1.20%) WebSphere
9 11 (1.20%) Apache
10 10 (1.09%) CMS
10 10 (1.09%) Exchange Server 2003
11 9 (0.98%) Tomcat
12 8 (0.87%) BizTalk Server
13 6 (0.66%) NetWeaver
14 5 (0.55%) Oracle Service Bus
15 4 (0.44%) SharePoint 2013
16 3 (0.33%) NServiceBus
16 3 (0.33%) Confluence
Applications
1 61 (6.67%) MS Excel
2 23 (2.51%) MS Office
3 12 (1.31%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (0.66%) PowerPivot
5 5 (0.55%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (0.33%) InfoPath
7 2 (0.22%) MS Visio
7 2 (0.22%) MS Project
8 1 (0.11%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 59 (6.45%) Oracle EBS
2 48 (5.25%) Oracle EBS R12
3 35 (3.83%) Oracle Applications
4 16 (1.75%) Dynamics AX
5 13 (1.42%) ResourceLink
6 12 (1.31%) Maximo
7 11 (1.20%) Oracle iRecruitment
8 10 (1.09%) Oracle Payroll
8 10 (1.09%) Dynamics CRM
8 10 (1.09%) Cognos Business Intelligence
9 6 (0.66%) Oracle 11i
9 6 (0.66%) Academy Housing
9 6 (0.66%) SAP SRM
9 6 (0.66%) Oracle iProcurement
9 6 (0.66%) Oracle Internet Expenses
10 5 (0.55%) Oracle Payables
10 5 (0.55%) SAP ERP
10 5 (0.55%) Cognos TM1
10 5 (0.55%) SAP Oil and Gas
11 4 (0.44%) Oracle HRMS
Cloud Services
1 20 (2.19%) SaaS
2 13 (1.42%) SuccessFactors
3 7 (0.77%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (0.77%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (0.44%) Office 365
5 3 (0.33%) IaaS
6 2 (0.22%) PaaS
6 2 (0.22%) GitHub
7 1 (0.11%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 20 (2.19%) DNS
1 20 (2.19%) LAN
2 18 (1.97%) SAN
3 17 (1.86%) Firewall
4 15 (1.64%) TCP/IP
5 13 (1.42%) WAN
6 11 (1.20%) HTTP
7 8 (0.87%) DHCP
7 8 (0.87%) NAS
8 6 (0.66%) LDAP
9 5 (0.55%) VLAN
9 5 (0.55%) Intranet
9 5 (0.55%) FTP
10 4 (0.44%) VoIP
10 4 (0.44%) SSL
10 4 (0.44%) NetScaler
11 3 (0.33%) Internet
11 3 (0.33%) VPN
11 3 (0.33%) SMTP
12 2 (0.22%) APPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 310 (33.88%) SQL Server
2 143 (15.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 132 (14.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 113 (12.35%) Data Warehouse
5 107 (11.69%) SQL Server 2008
6 103 (11.26%) Oracle Database
7 79 (8.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 55 (6.01%) Oracle Database 11g
9 53 (5.79%) Oracle Reports
10 37 (4.04%) Relational Database
11 35 (3.83%) QlikView
12 33 (3.61%) Oracle BI EE
13 31 (3.39%) SQL Server 2005
13 31 (3.39%) SQL Server 2012
14 30 (3.28%) Oracle Database 10g
15 21 (2.30%) RDBMS
16 20 (2.19%) Base SAS
17 18 (1.97%) MySQL
17 18 (1.97%) NoSQL
18 17 (1.86%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 42 (4.59%) Subversion
2 37 (4.04%) Oracle Forms
3 30 (3.28%) Visual Studio
3 30 (3.28%) Git (software)
3 30 (3.28%) Team Foundation Server
4 16 (1.75%) Oracle APEX
5 15 (1.64%) ERwin
6 12 (1.31%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 11 (1.20%) Selenium
7 11 (1.20%) Toad
8 9 (0.98%) JIRA
8 9 (0.98%) Eclipse
9 8 (0.87%) Rational Rose
9 8 (0.87%) Jenkins
10 7 (0.77%) JUnit
11 6 (0.66%) MorphX
12 5 (0.55%) Maven
13 4 (0.44%) Ant
13 4 (0.44%) QuickTest Pro
14 3 (0.33%) MSTest
General
1 205 (22.40%) Finance
2 43 (4.70%) Banking
3 29 (3.17%) Retail
4 21 (2.30%) Advertising
5 15 (1.64%) Marketing
5 15 (1.64%) Telecoms
6 10 (1.09%) Local Government
6 10 (1.09%) Back Office
7 9 (0.98%) Manufacturing
8 6 (0.66%) Legal
9 5 (0.55%) Retail Banking
10 4 (0.44%) Investment Banking
11 3 (0.33%) Electronics
12 2 (0.22%) Billing
12 2 (0.22%) Publishing
12 2 (0.22%) Aerospace
12 2 (0.22%) Law
12 2 (0.22%) German Language
13 1 (0.11%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.11%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 459 (50.16%) Developer
2 159 (17.38%) Analyst
3 88 (9.62%) SQL Developer
4 76 (8.31%) .NET Developer
5 71 (7.76%) Consultant
6 51 (5.57%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 50 (5.46%) Oracle Developer
8 49 (5.36%) DBA
8 49 (5.36%) Architect
9 44 (4.81%) Data Analyst
9 44 (4.81%) SQL DBA
10 37 (4.04%) C# Developer
11 28 (3.06%) Oracle Consultant
11 28 (3.06%) Java Developer
11 28 (3.06%) C# .NET Developer
12 24 (2.62%) PHP Developer
13 22 (2.40%) SAS Developer
14 19 (2.08%) Software Developer
14 19 (2.08%) ASP.NET Developer
15 18 (1.97%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 202 (22.08%) .NET
2 108 (11.80%) HTML
3 96 (10.49%) XML
4 93 (10.16%) Web Services
5 79 (8.63%) CSS
6 78 (8.52%) ASP.NET
7 59 (6.45%) jQuery
8 44 (4.81%) .NET Framework
9 37 (4.04%) HTML5
10 31 (3.39%) WCF
10 31 (3.39%) ASP.NET MVC
11 30 (3.28%) XSLT
12 24 (2.62%) CSS3
13 21 (2.30%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
13 21 (2.30%) Spring
14 19 (2.08%) REST
14 19 (2.08%) Ajax
15 18 (1.97%) J2EE
15 18 (1.97%) XSD
16 17 (1.86%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 100 (10.93%) Analytical Skills
2 66 (7.21%) NHS
3 26 (2.84%) Open Source
4 17 (1.86%) Data Extraction
4 17 (1.86%) Clustering
5 15 (1.64%) Management Information System
6 14 (1.53%) Data Integration
7 13 (1.42%) Derivative
7 13 (1.42%) Algorithms
8 12 (1.31%) Mobile App
8 12 (1.31%) Computer Science
9 10 (1.09%) Mainframe
10 9 (0.98%) Replication
11 8 (0.87%) User Experience
12 7 (0.77%) Data Structures
13 6 (0.66%) N-Tier
13 6 (0.66%) W3C
13 6 (0.66%) Mathematics
13 6 (0.66%) IBM Mainframe
14 5 (0.55%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 139 (15.19%) Windows
2 74 (8.09%) Linux
3 50 (5.46%) Windows Server 2008
4 48 (5.25%) UNIX
5 26 (2.84%) Windows Server 2003
6 20 (2.19%) Windows Server 2012
7 16 (1.75%) Windows 7
8 13 (1.42%) AIX
9 12 (1.31%) Windows XP
10 7 (0.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 6 (0.66%) Solaris
11 6 (0.66%) Android
12 5 (0.55%) Apple iOS
13 4 (0.44%) VMS
13 4 (0.44%) Windows 8
14 3 (0.33%) Windows Mobile
14 3 (0.33%) HPUX
14 3 (0.33%) Windows 2000
15 2 (0.22%) OS/400
15 2 (0.22%) i5/OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 195 (21.31%) Business Intelligence
2 113 (12.35%) Agile Software Development
3 84 (9.18%) Migration
4 76 (8.31%) MVC
5 71 (7.76%) ETL
6 70 (7.65%) Data Modelling
7 60 (6.56%) CRM
8 54 (5.90%) OO
9 52 (5.68%) Data Analysis
10 43 (4.70%) Dimensional Modelling
10 43 (4.70%) Workflow
11 42 (4.59%) Performance Tuning
12 41 (4.48%) Data Migration
13 38 (4.15%) TDD
14 34 (3.72%) E-Commerce
15 32 (3.50%) Unit Testing
15 32 (3.50%) Web Development
16 28 (3.06%) Data Cleansing
16 28 (3.06%) Analytics
17 26 (2.84%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 168 (18.36%) T-SQL
2 165 (18.03%) PL/SQL
3 156 (17.05%) C#
4 121 (13.22%) JavaScript
5 104 (11.37%) Java
6 63 (6.89%) VBA
7 40 (4.37%) Shell Script
8 35 (3.83%) VB
9 34 (3.72%) Perl
9 34 (3.72%) PHP
10 33 (3.61%) Python
11 19 (2.08%) C
12 18 (1.97%) C++
13 16 (1.75%) VBScript
14 13 (1.42%) PowerShell
15 11 (1.20%) XPath
15 11 (1.20%) X++
16 10 (1.09%) Ruby
17 9 (0.98%) VB6
18 8 (0.87%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 106 (11.58%) Security Cleared
2 95 (10.38%) SC Cleared
3 51 (5.57%) Degree
4 20 (2.19%) Microsoft Certification
5 17 (1.86%) ISEB
5 17 (1.86%) MCSE
6 10 (1.09%) MCITP
7 9 (0.98%) MCTS
8 8 (0.87%) ISTQB
9 7 (0.77%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 6 (0.66%) HND
11 5 (0.55%) Cisco Certification
11 5 (0.55%) CCNA
11 5 (0.55%) MCP
11 5 (0.55%) MCSA
12 4 (0.44%) ITIL Certification
12 4 (0.44%) DV Cleared
13 3 (0.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 3 (0.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 2 (0.22%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (2.95%) QA
2 7 (0.77%) SLA
3 4 (0.44%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.22%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.11%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.11%) HL7
5 1 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.11%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 44 (4.81%) Active Directory
2 23 (2.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (1.75%) Hyper-V
4 10 (1.09%) XenApp
5 6 (0.66%) XenServer
6 3 (0.33%) Oracle RAC
6 3 (0.33%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (0.22%) VMware ESX
7 2 (0.22%) Oracle RMAN
7 2 (0.22%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.22%) UAG
8 1 (0.11%) Shibboleth
8 1 (0.11%) vSphere
8 1 (0.11%) ISA Server
8 1 (0.11%) RACF
Systems Management
1 10 (1.09%) SCCM
2 8 (0.87%) HP Quality Center
3 7 (0.77%) SCOM
3 7 (0.77%) CA Endevor
3 7 (0.77%) NetBackup
4 5 (0.55%) HP Data Protector
5 2 (0.22%) Backup Exec
5 2 (0.22%) Tivoli NetView
5 2 (0.22%) OpenView
5 2 (0.22%) WMI
5 2 (0.22%) EMC NetWorker
5 2 (0.22%) SCDPM
5 2 (0.22%) SAP Afaria
5 2 (0.22%) PureDisk
5 2 (0.22%) Puppet
6 1 (0.11%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (0.11%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (0.11%) SCOrch
6 1 (0.11%) Cisco UCCE
6 1 (0.11%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 294 (32.13%) Oracle
2 167 (18.25%) Microsoft
3 52 (5.68%) VMware
4 48 (5.25%) SAP
5 36 (3.93%) HP
6 33 (3.61%) Informatica
7 31 (3.39%) Citrix
8 24 (2.62%) Business Objects
9 23 (2.51%) Red Hat
10 20 (2.19%) Cognos
11 17 (1.86%) webMethods
12 16 (1.75%) Dell
13 15 (1.64%) IBM
14 14 (1.53%) Cisco
14 14 (1.53%) Software AG
15 12 (1.31%) Sun
15 12 (1.31%) CA
16 11 (1.20%) Northgate
16 11 (1.20%) BMC
17 9 (0.98%) Symantec
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