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 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Structured Query Language (SQL)
Rank 5 5 5
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Contract jobs citing SQL 492 480 406
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 12.98% 14.67% 14.46%
As % of the Programming Languages category 34.82% 42.52% 41.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 312 303 230
Average daily rate £350 £350 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +12.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £226 £231 £196
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 17 10
Average hourly rate £37.00 £30.00 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.33% -9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.90 £18.00 £16.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.86 £67.00 £175.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £28.50 £28.00
% change year-on-year
-14.03% +1.78%
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
1413 1129 989
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 37.28% 34.52% 35.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 914 733 565
Average daily rate £363 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £265 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 73 29 34
Average hourly rate £37.00 £35.50 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.22% +7.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.23 £19.00 £17.91
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.33 £42.50 £140.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +5.88%

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 10 February 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 10 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL within the North West region over the 3 months to 10 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 0 248 £400 +14.28% 172
Cheshire -7 96 £325 -5.79% 67
Merseyside +6 60 £380 +26.66% 28
Lancashire -4 51 £300 -13.04% 29
Cumbria +3 7 £300 - 4
SQL
England

SQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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.

1 387 (35.60%) SQL Server
2 270 (24.84%) Oracle
3 224 (20.61%) .NET
4 213 (19.60%) Agile Software Development
5 209 (19.23%) Finance
6 197 (18.12%) T-SQL
7 195 (17.94%) Microsoft
8 175 (16.10%) C#
9 160 (14.72%) Java
9 160 (14.72%) JavaScript
9 160 (14.72%) Business Intelligence
10 152 (13.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 150 (13.80%) Windows
12 146 (13.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 142 (13.06%) Data Warehouse
14 140 (12.88%) ETL
15 135 (12.42%) HTML
16 123 (11.32%) XML
17 122 (11.22%) Migration
18 121 (11.13%) CSS
18 121 (11.13%) Web Services
19 107 (9.84%) PL/SQL
20 106 (9.75%) Linux
21 102 (9.38%) ASP.NET
22 101 (9.29%) TDD
23 93 (8.56%) Data Modelling
23 93 (8.56%) SQL Server 2008
24 89 (8.19%) MVC
25 86 (7.91%) SQL Server Analysis Services
26 81 (7.45%) Unix

SQL
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 (4.42%) SharePoint
2 38 (3.50%) SAS
3 28 (2.58%) IIS
3 28 (2.58%) Oracle Workflow
4 22 (2.02%) Tomcat
5 19 (1.75%) MS Exchange
6 14 (1.29%) WebSphere
7 11 (1.01%) JBoss
8 10 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2010
8 10 (0.92%) Node.js
9 9 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2013
10 8 (0.74%) SharePoint 2010
10 8 (0.74%) WebLogic
11 7 (0.64%) OpenStack
11 7 (0.64%) SharePoint 2013
12 6 (0.55%) CloudStack
12 6 (0.55%) CMS
12 6 (0.55%) Skype for Business
13 5 (0.46%) ATG Dynamo
13 5 (0.46%) LiveLink
Applications
1 73 (6.72%) MS Excel
2 37 (3.40%) MS Office
3 6 (0.55%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (0.37%) MS Project
5 3 (0.28%) InfoPath
5 3 (0.28%) Photoshop
6 2 (0.18%) Adobe Illustrator
6 2 (0.18%) Mingle
6 2 (0.18%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.092%) 3ds Max
7 1 (0.092%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.092%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 42 (3.86%) Oracle EBS R12
2 36 (3.31%) Oracle EBS
3 25 (2.30%) Oracle Applications
4 19 (1.75%) Dynamics AX
5 18 (1.66%) Dynamics CRM
6 11 (1.01%) Oracle Payables
7 7 (0.64%) Unit4 Business World
8 6 (0.55%) Teamcenter
9 5 (0.46%) BASE24
9 5 (0.46%) Oracle 11i
9 5 (0.46%) Oracle BPM
9 5 (0.46%) Unica
10 4 (0.37%) Cognos Business Intelligence
10 4 (0.37%) Dynamics NAV
10 4 (0.37%) Oracle Cash Management
10 4 (0.37%) Oracle Receivables
11 3 (0.28%) Oracle Financials
11 3 (0.28%) Oracle iProcurement
11 3 (0.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
12 2 (0.18%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 55 (5.06%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (1.29%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (0.92%) SaaS
4 8 (0.74%) Amazon S3
4 8 (0.74%) Office 365
5 6 (0.55%) Amazon EC2
5 6 (0.55%) PaaS
6 5 (0.46%) Amazon Glacier
6 5 (0.46%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
6 5 (0.46%) IaaS
6 5 (0.46%) Route 53
7 4 (0.37%) GitHub
8 3 (0.28%) Google Analytics
8 3 (0.28%) Google Tag Manager
9 2 (0.18%) Amazon ElastiCache
10 1 (0.092%) Amazon ELB
10 1 (0.092%) Amazon Kinesis
10 1 (0.092%) AWS CloudFormation
10 1 (0.092%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 48 (4.42%) HTTP
2 29 (2.67%) DNS
3 25 (2.30%) SAN
4 18 (1.66%) LAN
5 17 (1.56%) Internet
6 16 (1.47%) DHCP
7 15 (1.38%) Intranet
8 13 (1.20%) TCP/IP
8 13 (1.20%) WAN
9 10 (0.92%) SMTP
10 9 (0.83%) VoIP
11 6 (0.55%) NAS
11 6 (0.55%) WLAN
12 5 (0.46%) ATM
12 5 (0.46%) FTP
13 4 (0.37%) Firewall
13 4 (0.37%) NetScaler
13 4 (0.37%) Reverse Proxy
13 4 (0.37%) SSL
13 4 (0.37%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 387 (35.60%) SQL Server
2 152 (13.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 146 (13.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 142 (13.06%) Data Warehouse
5 93 (8.56%) SQL Server 2008
6 86 (7.91%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 72 (6.62%) Oracle Database
8 62 (5.70%) NoSQL
9 61 (5.61%) SQL Server 2012
10 46 (4.23%) Relational Database
11 33 (3.04%) Oracle Reports
12 31 (2.85%) MySQL
13 29 (2.67%) Oracle Database 11g
13 29 (2.67%) SQL Server 2005
14 25 (2.30%) DB2
15 24 (2.21%) BusinessObjects
15 24 (2.21%) Oracle ODI
16 22 (2.02%) OLAP
17 21 (1.93%) Oracle BI EE
18 20 (1.84%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 72 (6.62%) Team Foundation Server
2 71 (6.53%) Git (software)
2 71 (6.53%) Visual Studio
3 36 (3.31%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 31 (2.85%) Jenkins
5 27 (2.48%) Maven
6 26 (2.39%) Oracle Forms
7 25 (2.30%) Selenium
8 24 (2.21%) ERwin
9 20 (1.84%) JIRA
10 19 (1.75%) Subversion
11 17 (1.56%) HP UFT
12 15 (1.38%) JUnit
13 13 (1.20%) Grunt
13 13 (1.20%) Toad
14 12 (1.10%) Eclipse
15 9 (0.83%) ClearCase
15 9 (0.83%) Cucumber
15 9 (0.83%) WiX
16 8 (0.74%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 209 (19.23%) Finance
2 60 (5.52%) Banking
3 56 (5.15%) Retail
4 22 (2.02%) Manufacturing
5 15 (1.38%) Advertising
5 15 (1.38%) Marketing
5 15 (1.38%) Telecoms
6 11 (1.01%) Local Government
7 8 (0.74%) Games
8 7 (0.64%) Legal
9 6 (0.55%) Back Office
9 6 (0.55%) Investment Banking
10 5 (0.46%) Avionics
10 5 (0.46%) Military
10 5 (0.46%) Retail Banking
11 3 (0.28%) Pharmaceutical
12 2 (0.18%) Billing
12 2 (0.18%) Electronics
13 1 (0.092%) General Ledger
13 1 (0.092%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 517 (47.56%) Developer
2 252 (23.18%) Analyst
3 128 (11.78%) SQL Developer
4 83 (7.64%) .NET Developer
5 76 (6.99%) Test Analyst
6 74 (6.81%) Java Developer
7 60 (5.52%) Consultant
7 60 (5.52%) DBA
8 57 (5.24%) SQL Analyst
9 51 (4.69%) C# Developer
10 50 (4.60%) Business Intelligence Developer
11 48 (4.42%) Data Analyst
12 41 (3.77%) Oracle Developer
13 39 (3.59%) Architect
14 38 (3.50%) SQL DBA
15 35 (3.22%) Software Developer
16 32 (2.94%) C# .NET Developer
16 32 (2.94%) Support Analyst
17 26 (2.39%) Senior Developer
17 26 (2.39%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 224 (20.61%) .NET
2 135 (12.42%) HTML
3 123 (11.32%) XML
4 121 (11.13%) CSS
4 121 (11.13%) Web Services
5 102 (9.38%) ASP.NET
6 64 (5.89%) jQuery
7 61 (5.61%) REST
8 58 (5.34%) .NET Framework
9 51 (4.69%) JSON
10 41 (3.77%) RESTful
11 40 (3.68%) J2EE
12 39 (3.59%) Spring
12 39 (3.59%) XSLT
13 37 (3.40%) HTML5
14 35 (3.22%) SOAP
15 28 (2.58%) Entity Framework
16 27 (2.48%) ASP.NET MVC
17 26 (2.39%) AngularJS
18 25 (2.30%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 63 (5.80%) Analytical Skills
2 54 (4.97%) NHS
3 36 (3.31%) Replication
4 23 (2.12%) Data Centre
5 21 (1.93%) Data Extraction
6 18 (1.66%) Management Information System
7 16 (1.47%) Enterprise Software
8 15 (1.38%) Mobile App
9 14 (1.29%) Data Structures
10 13 (1.20%) Clustering
11 10 (0.92%) Mainframe
11 10 (0.92%) Statistics
12 8 (0.74%) Algorithms
12 8 (0.74%) Computer Science
12 8 (0.74%) iPad
12 8 (0.74%) N-Tier
13 7 (0.64%) Credit Risk
13 7 (0.64%) IBM Mainframe
13 7 (0.64%) Visualisation
14 6 (0.55%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 150 (13.80%) Windows
2 106 (9.75%) Linux
3 81 (7.45%) Unix
4 59 (5.43%) Windows Server
5 40 (3.68%) Windows Server 2012
6 27 (2.48%) Windows Server 2003
7 26 (2.39%) Windows Server 2008
8 15 (1.38%) Apple iOS
8 15 (1.38%) Windows 7
9 13 (1.20%) Mac OS X
10 11 (1.01%) Android
11 9 (0.83%) Solaris
12 8 (0.74%) AIX
13 7 (0.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 7 (0.64%) Windows XP
14 4 (0.37%) HPUX
14 4 (0.37%) MVS
15 3 (0.28%) VME
15 3 (0.28%) zOS
16 2 (0.18%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 213 (19.60%) Agile Software Development
2 160 (14.72%) Business Intelligence
3 140 (12.88%) ETL
4 122 (11.22%) Migration
5 101 (9.29%) TDD
6 93 (8.56%) Data Modelling
7 89 (8.19%) MVC
8 77 (7.08%) Scrum
9 59 (5.43%) Continuous Integration
10 54 (4.97%) Data Migration
10 54 (4.97%) ITIL
11 51 (4.69%) High Availability
11 51 (4.69%) Performance Tuning
12 49 (4.51%) Stakeholder Management
13 48 (4.42%) Workflow
14 44 (4.05%) Test Scripting
15 42 (3.86%) Software Engineering
16 40 (3.68%) E-Commerce
17 39 (3.59%) Waterfall
18 38 (3.50%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 197 (18.12%) T-SQL
2 175 (16.10%) C#
3 160 (14.72%) Java
3 160 (14.72%) JavaScript
4 107 (9.84%) PL/SQL
5 48 (4.42%) Python
6 44 (4.05%) C++
7 39 (3.59%) PowerShell
8 35 (3.22%) Scala
9 30 (2.76%) VBA
10 28 (2.58%) VB.NET
11 26 (2.39%) PHP
12 25 (2.30%) VB
13 18 (1.66%) Bash Shell
13 18 (1.66%) Ruby
13 18 (1.66%) VBScript
14 12 (1.10%) Shell Script
15 11 (1.01%) Perl
16 8 (0.74%) C
16 8 (0.74%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 64 (5.89%) Security Cleared
2 54 (4.97%) SC Cleared
3 33 (3.04%) Degree
4 21 (1.93%) ISEB
5 18 (1.66%) Microsoft Certification
6 16 (1.47%) ISTQB
7 10 (0.92%) MCSE
8 8 (0.74%) CCNA
8 8 (0.74%) Cisco Certification
8 8 (0.74%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 7 (0.64%) MCITP
10 6 (0.55%) DBS Check
10 6 (0.55%) ITIL Certification
11 5 (0.46%) HND
12 4 (0.37%) BPSS Clearance
12 4 (0.37%) CISSP
13 3 (0.28%) BC Cleared
14 2 (0.18%) CISA
14 2 (0.18%) CTC Cleared
14 2 (0.18%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (4.42%) QA
2 25 (2.30%) Data Quality
3 9 (0.83%) Disclosure Scotland
4 8 (0.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 7 (0.64%) SLA
6 5 (0.46%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.18%) HL7
8 1 (0.092%) Basel II
8 1 (0.092%) BS7666
8 1 (0.092%) IAS 39
8 1 (0.092%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.092%) Solvency II
8 1 (0.092%) TickIT
System Software
1 51 (4.69%) Active Directory
2 28 (2.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (1.66%) vSphere
4 11 (1.01%) XenApp
4 11 (1.01%) XenServer
5 10 (0.92%) Hyper-V
6 7 (0.64%) VMware ESX
7 6 (0.55%) Oracle RAC
7 6 (0.55%) Xen
8 5 (0.46%) Docker
8 5 (0.46%) XenDesktop
9 4 (0.37%) Brightmail
9 4 (0.37%) Microsoft App-V
10 2 (0.18%) Job Entry Subsystem
10 2 (0.18%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 2 (0.18%) Postfix
10 2 (0.18%) RACF
10 2 (0.18%) Sendmail
10 2 (0.18%) Time Sharing Option
10 2 (0.18%) UAG
Systems Management
1 38 (3.50%) HP Quality Center
2 21 (1.93%) Puppet
3 9 (0.83%) SCCM
4 8 (0.74%) Ansible
4 8 (0.74%) SCOM
5 7 (0.64%) Opscode Chef
6 6 (0.55%) Cobbler
6 6 (0.55%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 6 (0.55%) Tivoli
7 5 (0.46%) NetBackup
7 5 (0.46%) Oracle RMAN
8 4 (0.37%) Data Guard
8 4 (0.37%) SCOrch
9 3 (0.28%) EdgeSight
9 3 (0.28%) Nagios
10 2 (0.18%) CA Service Virtualization
10 2 (0.18%) Norton AntiVirus
10 2 (0.18%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 2 (0.18%) WSUS
10 2 (0.18%) zSecure
Vendors
1 270 (24.84%) Oracle
2 195 (17.94%) Microsoft
3 44 (4.05%) Citrix
3 44 (4.05%) VMware
4 43 (3.96%) Informatica
5 40 (3.68%) SAP
6 30 (2.76%) HP
7 26 (2.39%) Teradata
8 21 (1.93%) IBM
9 15 (1.38%) Tableau
10 14 (1.29%) Cisco
11 11 (1.01%) Cognos
12 10 (0.92%) CA
12 10 (0.92%) Siebel
12 10 (0.92%) Splunk
12 10 (0.92%) Symantec
13 8 (0.74%) EPiServer
13 8 (0.74%) Talend
13 8 (0.74%) Telerik
14 6 (0.55%) Google
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