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 May 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 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Structured Query Language (SQL)
Rank 11 6 7
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +1
Contract jobs citing SQL 388 486 367
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 9.95% 13.22% 12.12%
As % of the Programming Languages category 29.26% 41.12% 40.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 258 302 224
Median daily rate £350 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £238 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 16 6
Median hourly rate £20.64 £19.25 £41.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.22% -53.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.62 £14.75 £31.58
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.38 £45.75 £87.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.25 £22.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+47.77% -29.68%
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
1326 1182 915
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 34.01% 32.16% 30.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 862 762 535
Median daily rate £375 £375 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £236
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £570 £420
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 27 21
Median hourly rate £32.50 £37.00 £32.72
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.16% +13.08%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.50 £15.00 £15.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £46.09 £41.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £36.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -

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 May 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 May 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 May 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 -12 131 £338 - 185
Cheshire -2 130 £363 -6.45% 50
Merseyside +4 75 £375 +25.00% 22
Lancashire -15 26 £320 -8.57% 28
SQL
England

SQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 25 May 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.

1 275 (31.29%) SQL Server
2 274 (31.17%) Oracle
3 226 (25.71%) Agile Software Development
4 181 (20.59%) Java
5 165 (18.77%) Microsoft
6 158 (17.97%) Finance
7 153 (17.41%) PL/SQL
8 149 (16.95%) .NET
8 149 (16.95%) XML
9 145 (16.50%) JavaScript
10 131 (14.90%) ETL
11 123 (13.99%) Business Intelligence
11 123 (13.99%) C#
12 120 (13.65%) T-SQL
13 117 (13.31%) Web Services
14 114 (12.97%) TDD
15 105 (11.95%) Linux
16 95 (10.81%) Migration
17 93 (10.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 93 (10.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 91 (10.35%) Windows
19 84 (9.56%) HTML
20 81 (9.22%) CSS
21 74 (8.42%) Oracle Database
22 72 (8.19%) ASP.NET
23 70 (7.96%) MVC
24 68 (7.74%) MS Excel
25 65 (7.39%) Continuous Integration
26 62 (7.05%) Data Warehouse
27 60 (6.83%) Data Modelling

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 42 (4.78%) IIS
2 41 (4.66%) SharePoint
3 30 (3.41%) WebSphere
4 27 (3.07%) JBoss
5 25 (2.84%) SAS
6 19 (2.16%) Tomcat
7 16 (1.82%) Oracle Workflow
8 15 (1.71%) MS Exchange
9 14 (1.59%) Apache
10 13 (1.48%) SharePoint 2013
10 13 (1.48%) WebLogic
10 13 (1.48%) WebSphere Application Server
11 10 (1.14%) OpenStack
11 10 (1.14%) Skype for Business
12 9 (1.02%) ATG Dynamo
12 9 (1.02%) Exchange Server 2013
12 9 (1.02%) SharePoint 2010
13 8 (0.91%) CICS
13 8 (0.91%) Exchange Server 2010
13 8 (0.91%) Node.js
Applications
1 68 (7.74%) MS Excel
2 31 (3.53%) MS Office
3 8 (0.91%) MS Project
4 6 (0.68%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (0.46%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.23%) Adobe Illustrator
6 2 (0.23%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.11%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.11%) Mingle
7 1 (0.11%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 45 (5.12%) Oracle EBS R12
2 43 (4.89%) Oracle EBS
3 28 (3.19%) Dynamics CRM
4 19 (2.16%) Oracle Payables
5 16 (1.82%) Oracle Applications
6 8 (0.91%) Oracle iProcurement
7 7 (0.80%) Dynamics AX
7 7 (0.80%) Unit4 Business World
8 6 (0.68%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 5 (0.57%) BASE24
9 5 (0.57%) Oracle General Ledger
9 5 (0.57%) PeopleSoft Financials
9 5 (0.57%) PeopleSoft HCM
10 4 (0.46%) Magento
10 4 (0.46%) Oracle Cash Management
10 4 (0.46%) Oracle Payroll
10 4 (0.46%) Oracle Receivables
11 3 (0.34%) Dynamics NAV
11 3 (0.34%) Oracle 11i
12 2 (0.23%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 53 (6.03%) Amazon AWS
2 17 (1.93%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (1.59%) IaaS
4 11 (1.25%) PaaS
5 10 (1.14%) Office 365
6 8 (0.91%) SaaS
7 6 (0.68%) Amazon S3
8 3 (0.34%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (0.23%) Amazon SQS
9 2 (0.23%) Engine Yard
9 2 (0.23%) GitHub
9 2 (0.23%) Google Analytics
9 2 (0.23%) Heroku
10 1 (0.11%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (0.11%) Amazon ElastiCache
10 1 (0.11%) Amazon ELB
10 1 (0.11%) AWS CloudFormation
10 1 (0.11%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 41 (4.66%) HTTP
2 19 (2.16%) SAN
3 18 (2.05%) DNS
4 13 (1.48%) DHCP
5 12 (1.37%) Network Security
6 10 (1.14%) Internet
6 10 (1.14%) TCP/IP
7 9 (1.02%) Intranet
8 7 (0.80%) Reverse Proxy
9 6 (0.68%) Firewall
9 6 (0.68%) LAN
9 6 (0.68%) LDAP
9 6 (0.68%) VoIP
10 5 (0.57%) ATM
10 5 (0.57%) Skype
10 5 (0.57%) SMTP
10 5 (0.57%) WAN
11 4 (0.46%) SSL
12 3 (0.34%) HTTPS
12 3 (0.34%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 275 (31.29%) SQL Server
2 93 (10.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 93 (10.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 74 (8.42%) Oracle Database
4 62 (7.05%) Data Warehouse
5 55 (6.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 48 (5.46%) Oracle Reports
7 44 (5.01%) NoSQL
8 42 (4.78%) SQL Server 2008
8 42 (4.78%) SQL Server 2012
9 30 (3.41%) Oracle Database 11g
10 29 (3.30%) Relational Database
11 26 (2.96%) DB2
12 23 (2.62%) MySQL
13 21 (2.39%) SQL Server 2014
14 20 (2.28%) Oracle Database 10g
15 18 (2.05%) BusinessObjects
15 18 (2.05%) OLAP
15 18 (2.05%) OLAP Cube
16 17 (1.93%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 45 (5.12%) Team Foundation Server
2 44 (5.01%) JIRA
3 42 (4.78%) Jenkins
4 36 (4.10%) Visual Studio
5 34 (3.87%) Git (software)
5 34 (3.87%) Oracle Forms
6 32 (3.64%) Selenium
6 32 (3.64%) Talend Open Studio
7 31 (3.53%) Subversion
8 26 (2.96%) Cucumber
9 23 (2.62%) Maven
10 19 (2.16%) ERwin
10 19 (2.16%) JUnit
11 15 (1.71%) ClearCase
12 13 (1.48%) HP UFT
13 11 (1.25%) Ant
14 10 (1.14%) WebDriver
15 8 (0.91%) LoadRunner
15 8 (0.91%) Mockito
16 7 (0.80%) PeopleTools
General
1 158 (17.97%) Finance
2 56 (6.37%) Banking
3 41 (4.66%) Retail
4 20 (2.28%) Manufacturing
5 11 (1.25%) Local Government
5 11 (1.25%) Marketing
6 10 (1.14%) Pharmaceutical
6 10 (1.14%) Telecoms
7 9 (1.02%) Advertising
8 6 (0.68%) Electronics
8 6 (0.68%) Investment Banking
9 5 (0.57%) Back Office
10 4 (0.46%) Publishing
11 3 (0.34%) Avionics
11 3 (0.34%) Billing
11 3 (0.34%) Corporate Banking
11 3 (0.34%) Games
12 2 (0.23%) International Banking
12 2 (0.23%) Military
12 2 (0.23%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 445 (50.63%) Developer
2 185 (21.05%) Analyst
3 109 (12.40%) SQL Developer
4 76 (8.65%) Java Developer
5 64 (7.28%) Consultant
6 57 (6.48%) .NET Developer
7 49 (5.57%) Oracle Developer
8 44 (5.01%) C# Developer
9 43 (4.89%) Data Analyst
10 41 (4.66%) Test Analyst
11 34 (3.87%) Software Developer
12 33 (3.75%) ETL Developer
12 33 (3.75%) SQL Analyst
13 30 (3.41%) C# .NET Developer
14 28 (3.19%) DBA
15 27 (3.07%) ASP.NET Developer
16 26 (2.96%) Business Intelligence Developer
17 25 (2.84%) Analyst Developer
17 25 (2.84%) Architect
17 25 (2.84%) SSIS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 149 (16.95%) .NET
1 149 (16.95%) XML
2 117 (13.31%) Web Services
3 84 (9.56%) HTML
4 81 (9.22%) CSS
5 72 (8.19%) ASP.NET
6 57 (6.48%) REST
7 51 (5.80%) jQuery
8 48 (5.46%) JSON
9 47 (5.35%) Spring
10 39 (4.44%) RESTful
11 36 (4.10%) .NET Framework
12 34 (3.87%) SOAP
13 33 (3.75%) XSLT
14 29 (3.30%) JSP
15 25 (2.84%) ASP.NET MVC
16 24 (2.73%) Ajax
16 24 (2.73%) AngularJS
16 24 (2.73%) J2EE
17 21 (2.39%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 49 (5.57%) Analytical Skills
2 36 (4.10%) NHS
3 25 (2.84%) Mainframe
4 23 (2.62%) Replication
5 16 (1.82%) Algorithms
6 15 (1.71%) Management Information System
7 13 (1.48%) Data Centre
7 13 (1.48%) IBM Mainframe
8 12 (1.37%) Clustering
8 12 (1.37%) Enterprise Software
8 12 (1.37%) Public Cloud
8 12 (1.37%) Visualisation
9 10 (1.14%) Data Extraction
9 10 (1.14%) N-Tier
10 9 (1.02%) Data Structures
10 9 (1.02%) Digital Media
11 8 (0.91%) Mobile App
11 8 (0.91%) PMI
12 7 (0.80%) Social Media
12 7 (0.80%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 105 (11.95%) Linux
2 91 (10.35%) Windows
3 60 (6.83%) Unix
4 36 (4.10%) Windows Server
5 28 (3.19%) Windows Server 2012
6 21 (2.39%) AIX
7 16 (1.82%) Windows Server 2003
8 15 (1.71%) Windows Server 2008
9 11 (1.25%) Solaris
10 9 (1.02%) CentOS
11 6 (0.68%) Apple iOS
12 5 (0.57%) HPUX
13 4 (0.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 4 (0.46%) Windows 10
13 4 (0.46%) Windows 7
14 2 (0.23%) Android
14 2 (0.23%) Mac OS X
14 2 (0.23%) Ubuntu
14 2 (0.23%) zOS
15 1 (0.11%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 226 (25.71%) Agile Software Development
2 131 (14.90%) ETL
3 123 (13.99%) Business Intelligence
4 114 (12.97%) TDD
5 95 (10.81%) Migration
6 70 (7.96%) MVC
7 65 (7.39%) Continuous Integration
8 60 (6.83%) Data Modelling
9 59 (6.71%) Scrum
10 56 (6.37%) Waterfall
11 54 (6.14%) CRM
12 53 (6.03%) E-Commerce
13 50 (5.69%) Performance Tuning
14 49 (5.57%) Software Engineering
15 47 (5.35%) Data Migration
16 46 (5.23%) BDD
16 46 (5.23%) High Availability
17 44 (5.01%) Test Scripting
18 39 (4.44%) Web Development
19 36 (4.10%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 181 (20.59%) Java
2 153 (17.41%) PL/SQL
3 145 (16.50%) JavaScript
4 123 (13.99%) C#
5 120 (13.65%) T-SQL
6 37 (4.21%) PHP
6 37 (4.21%) PowerShell
7 33 (3.75%) Python
7 33 (3.75%) Ruby
8 30 (3.41%) Scala
9 20 (2.28%) C++
10 19 (2.16%) VBA
11 17 (1.93%) VB
11 17 (1.93%) VB.NET
12 14 (1.59%) COBOL
13 13 (1.48%) Shell Script
14 12 (1.37%) Bash Shell
15 11 (1.25%) VBScript
16 9 (1.02%) C
17 8 (0.91%) PeopleCode
Qualifications
1 47 (5.35%) Security Cleared
2 36 (4.10%) SC Cleared
3 29 (3.30%) Degree
4 14 (1.59%) ISTQB
5 13 (1.48%) Microsoft Certification
6 12 (1.37%) ISEB
7 8 (0.91%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 8 (0.91%) PMI Certification
8 5 (0.57%) BPSS Clearance
8 5 (0.57%) MCSE
8 5 (0.57%) Sun Certification
9 3 (0.34%) CISSP
9 3 (0.34%) MCP
10 2 (0.23%) AWS Certification
10 2 (0.23%) CCNA
10 2 (0.23%) Cisco Certification
10 2 (0.23%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (0.23%) MCDBA
11 1 (0.11%) MCSA
11 1 (0.11%) OCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (2.73%) Data Quality
2 22 (2.50%) QA
3 8 (0.91%) SLA
4 7 (0.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 5 (0.57%) Disclosure Scotland
6 4 (0.46%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.11%) Basel II
7 1 (0.11%) BS7666
7 1 (0.11%) CDISC
System Software
1 47 (5.35%) Active Directory
2 20 (2.28%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (1.71%) Hyper-V
4 13 (1.48%) vSphere
4 13 (1.48%) XenApp
5 10 (1.14%) XenServer
6 7 (0.80%) Microsoft App-V
7 6 (0.68%) Xen
8 4 (0.46%) Brightmail
8 4 (0.46%) Oracle RAC
8 4 (0.46%) VMware ESX
8 4 (0.46%) XenDesktop
9 3 (0.34%) Docker
9 3 (0.34%) UAG
10 2 (0.23%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 2 (0.23%) Postfix
10 2 (0.23%) Sendmail
10 2 (0.23%) VMware Server
11 1 (0.11%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (0.11%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 14 (1.59%) HP Quality Center
2 13 (1.48%) Puppet
2 13 (1.48%) SCCM
3 12 (1.37%) SCOM
4 10 (1.14%) Opscode Chef
5 8 (0.91%) Cobbler
5 8 (0.91%) Tivoli
6 7 (0.80%) SCOrch
7 6 (0.68%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 5 (0.57%) Nagios
8 5 (0.57%) vRealize
9 4 (0.46%) EMC NetWorker
9 4 (0.46%) NetBackup
10 3 (0.34%) Ansible
10 3 (0.34%) BladeLogic
10 3 (0.34%) EdgeSight
10 3 (0.34%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 2 (0.23%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
11 2 (0.23%) TADDM
11 2 (0.23%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 274 (31.17%) Oracle
2 165 (18.77%) Microsoft
3 44 (5.01%) IBM
4 37 (4.21%) HP
5 32 (3.64%) Talend
6 31 (3.53%) VMware
7 29 (3.30%) Citrix
8 28 (3.19%) Informatica
9 17 (1.93%) SAP
10 15 (1.71%) Tableau
10 15 (1.71%) Vertica
11 10 (1.14%) ATG
11 10 (1.14%) ServiceNow
11 10 (1.14%) Symantec
12 9 (1.02%) Cisco
12 9 (1.02%) Google
13 8 (0.91%) Chordiant
13 8 (0.91%) PeopleSoft
14 7 (0.80%) CA
14 7 (0.80%) Siebel
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £90 - £100 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £23400 - £31200 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
North West England
G2 Recruitment Solutions
Posted: 16 hours ago
Manchester
Vivid Resourcing
Posted: 21 hours ago
Manchester
G2 Recruitment Solutions
Posted: 23 hours ago
Chester, Cheshire
Oscar
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Greater Manchester
Sanderson
Rate: £300 - £360 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Oscar
Rate: £375 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
North West
ComputerWorld Personnel Ltd
Rate: £250 - £300 per day + NEGOTIABLE
Posted: 5 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Oscar
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester
Vivid Resourcing
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Greater Manchester
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
onezeero.
Posted: 6 days ago
Cheshire
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £450 - £475 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Leyland, Lancashire
Cegedimrx
Rate: Unspecified Plus company benefits
Posted: 8 days ago
Manchester
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £150.00 - £200.00 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
Greater Manchester
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: £220 - £221 per day + competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
Cheshire
Lawrence Harvey
Posted: 13 days ago
North West England
Computer Futures
Rate: £180 - £280 per day + competitive
Posted: 13 days ago
Liverpool
Robert Walters UK
Rate: Competitive Daily Rates
Posted: 14 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 14 days ago
North West England
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: 15 days ago
North West England
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: £350 - £375 per day + competitive
Posted: 16 days ago
Stockport
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: £200 - £220 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
North West England
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 20 days ago
Wigan
Real Staffing
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + competitive
Posted: 21 days ago
Cheshire
Vivid Resourcing
Posted: 21 days ago
Manchester
Venturi
Rate: £23 - £32 per hour
Posted: 22 days ago
Stockport
Applause IT Ltd
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 25 days ago
Manchester
Vivid Resourcing
Posted: 26 days ago
Blackburn
Applause IT Ltd
Rate: £280 - £320 per day
Posted: 26 days ago