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 24 January 2017 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
24 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
SQL (Structured Query Language)
England / North West
Rank 5 5 5
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Contract jobs citing SQL 366 506 432
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 14.04% 13.31% 13.99%
As % of the Programming Languages category 35.40% 37.12% 40.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 251 322 282
Median daily rate £350 £350 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £352 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.41% +0.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 25 16
Median hourly rate £31.25 £37.00 £31.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.54% +18.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.45 £13.20 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £52.47 £67.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £30.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+13.33% +9.09%

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
1034 1363 1070
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 39.66% 35.84% 34.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 714 877 713
Median daily rate £375 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 65 29
Median hourly rate £45.00 £30.00 £35.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -15.49%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.75 £14.00 £21.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.36 £42.36 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £40.00 £35.50
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +12.67%

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 24 January 2017.

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 January 2017.

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 24 January 2017. 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 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 +1 188 £340 -9.33% 135
Lancashire +5 50 £325 +4.83% 29
Cheshire +4 49 £344 +1.10% 55
Merseyside +2 46 £350 -10.82% 31
Cumbria +3 1 - - 1
SQL
England

SQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 January 2017, 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.

1 296 (36.10%) SQL Server
2 224 (27.32%) .NET
3 219 (26.71%) Agile Software Development
4 186 (22.68%) Oracle
4 186 (22.68%) C#
5 163 (19.88%) JavaScript
6 147 (17.93%) Microsoft
7 141 (17.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 139 (16.95%) HTML
9 136 (16.59%) Business Intelligence
10 135 (16.46%) Java
11 126 (15.37%) XML
12 124 (15.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 123 (15.00%) Windows
14 122 (14.88%) ETL
15 115 (14.02%) Finance
15 115 (14.02%) Web Services
16 108 (13.17%) CSS
17 106 (12.93%) MVC
18 105 (12.80%) T-SQL
19 103 (12.56%) Linux
20 100 (12.20%) ASP.NET
21 98 (11.95%) TDD
22 92 (11.22%) Data Warehouse
23 84 (10.24%) NoSQL
24 74 (9.02%) BDD
25 66 (8.05%) Scrum
25 66 (8.05%) Oracle Database
26 65 (7.93%) Migration
27 63 (7.68%) Performance Tuning

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 31 (3.78%) SharePoint
2 27 (3.29%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 26 (3.17%) IIS
4 21 (2.56%) SAS
5 13 (1.59%) CMS
5 13 (1.59%) Confluence
6 12 (1.46%) Tomcat
7 9 (1.10%) Apache
7 9 (1.10%) MS Exchange
7 9 (1.10%) Umbraco
8 8 (0.98%) Oracle Service Bus
8 8 (0.98%) WebLogic
9 7 (0.85%) ColdFusion
9 7 (0.85%) WebSphere
10 6 (0.73%) Apache Spark
10 6 (0.73%) BizTalk Server
11 5 (0.61%) Sitefinity
12 4 (0.49%) Skype for Business
13 3 (0.37%) Apache Pig
13 3 (0.37%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 61 (7.44%) MS Excel
2 18 (2.20%) MS Office
3 9 (1.10%) MS PowerPoint
4 8 (0.98%) SPSS
5 6 (0.73%) Spreadsheet
6 5 (0.61%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.12%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.12%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 21 (2.56%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (0.98%) Oracle EBS
3 7 (0.85%) Oracle Payables
4 6 (0.73%) Dynamics NAV
4 6 (0.73%) Oracle Financials
5 5 (0.61%) BASE24
5 5 (0.61%) Oracle EBS R12
5 5 (0.61%) Oracle General Ledger
6 4 (0.49%) Oracle Receivables
7 3 (0.37%) Oracle Applications
7 3 (0.37%) Oracle Cash Management
7 3 (0.37%) SAP BPC
7 3 (0.37%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 2 (0.24%) OPENContractor
8 2 (0.24%) Oracle BPM
8 2 (0.24%) Orchard Housing
8 2 (0.24%) Unit4 Business World
9 1 (0.12%) Infor M3
9 1 (0.12%) Sage CRM
9 1 (0.12%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 34 (4.15%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (1.95%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (1.22%) Slack
4 7 (0.85%) Office 365
5 6 (0.73%) Amazon S3
6 4 (0.49%) Amazon EC2
6 4 (0.49%) Amazon EMR
7 3 (0.37%) Amazon ElastiCache
7 3 (0.37%) Amazon ELB
7 3 (0.37%) AWS CloudFormation
7 3 (0.37%) CloudFront
7 3 (0.37%) GitHub
8 2 (0.24%) AWS Lambda
8 2 (0.24%) Google Analytics
8 2 (0.24%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.12%) Adobe Analytics
9 1 (0.12%) Amazon Kinesis
9 1 (0.12%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.12%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.12%) SmartFocus
Communications & Networking
1 25 (3.05%) HTTP
2 24 (2.93%) Firewall
3 14 (1.71%) WAN
4 13 (1.59%) LAN
4 13 (1.59%) SAN
5 9 (1.10%) Internet
5 9 (1.10%) VPN
6 7 (0.85%) DNS
7 6 (0.73%) DHCP
7 6 (0.73%) VLAN
8 5 (0.61%) ATM
8 5 (0.61%) Wi-Fi
9 4 (0.49%) NAS
9 4 (0.49%) Network Security
10 3 (0.37%) HTTPS
10 3 (0.37%) PBX
10 3 (0.37%) VoIP
11 2 (0.24%) Intranet
11 2 (0.24%) SMTP
11 2 (0.24%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 296 (36.10%) SQL Server
2 141 (17.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 124 (15.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 92 (11.22%) Data Warehouse
5 84 (10.24%) NoSQL
6 66 (8.05%) Oracle Database
7 63 (7.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 61 (7.44%) SQL Server 2008
9 58 (7.07%) Relational Database
10 55 (6.71%) MySQL
10 55 (6.71%) SQL Server 2012
11 53 (6.46%) MongoDB
12 39 (4.76%) Big Data
13 36 (4.39%) Oracle Database 11g
14 32 (3.90%) SQL Server 2014
15 29 (3.54%) Oracle Reports
16 28 (3.41%) DB2
17 25 (3.05%) Oracle Database 12c
18 23 (2.80%) BusinessObjects
19 18 (2.20%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 62 (7.56%) Git (software)
2 41 (5.00%) JIRA
3 37 (4.51%) Team Foundation Server
4 33 (4.02%) Jenkins
5 32 (3.90%) JUnit
6 30 (3.66%) Visual Studio
7 26 (3.17%) Cucumber
8 23 (2.80%) Selenium
9 19 (2.32%) Oracle Forms
10 17 (2.07%) Talend Open Studio
11 16 (1.95%) Maven
12 13 (1.59%) Subversion
13 8 (0.98%) ClearCase
13 8 (0.98%) SoapUI
14 6 (0.73%) Eclipse
14 6 (0.73%) Rational Robot
14 6 (0.73%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
15 5 (0.61%) IntelliJ
15 5 (0.61%) Rational DOORS
15 5 (0.61%) VectorCAST
General
1 115 (14.02%) Finance
2 33 (4.02%) Banking
3 29 (3.54%) Retail
4 22 (2.68%) Manufacturing
5 20 (2.44%) Marketing
6 13 (1.59%) Advertising
7 7 (0.85%) Electronics
7 7 (0.85%) Telecoms
8 5 (0.61%) Aerospace
8 5 (0.61%) Avionics
8 5 (0.61%) Legal
9 4 (0.49%) Pharmaceutical
10 3 (0.37%) Back Office
10 3 (0.37%) Front Office
10 3 (0.37%) General Ledger
10 3 (0.37%) Publishing
11 2 (0.24%) Military
12 1 (0.12%) Billing
12 1 (0.12%) Investment Banking
12 1 (0.12%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 408 (49.76%) Developer
2 124 (15.12%) Analyst
3 119 (14.51%) SQL Developer
4 112 (13.66%) .NET Developer
5 75 (9.15%) C# Developer
6 68 (8.29%) DBA
7 55 (6.71%) SQL DBA
8 53 (6.46%) C# .NET Developer
9 45 (5.49%) Java Developer
10 36 (4.39%) Business Intelligence Developer
11 32 (3.90%) Architect
12 29 (3.54%) Consultant
13 28 (3.41%) Oracle Developer
13 28 (3.41%) Senior Developer
14 26 (3.17%) SQL Analyst
14 26 (3.17%) Test Analyst
15 25 (3.05%) Software Engineer
15 25 (3.05%) VB.NET Developer
16 22 (2.68%) ASP.NET Developer
17 21 (2.56%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 224 (27.32%) .NET
2 139 (16.95%) HTML
3 126 (15.37%) XML
4 115 (14.02%) Web Services
5 108 (13.17%) CSS
6 100 (12.20%) ASP.NET
7 63 (7.68%) REST
8 56 (6.83%) SOAP
9 53 (6.46%) .NET Framework
9 53 (6.46%) ASP.NET MVC
10 50 (6.10%) jQuery
11 49 (5.98%) AngularJS
12 46 (5.61%) JSON
13 44 (5.37%) RESTful
13 44 (5.37%) Spring
14 41 (5.00%) Entity Framework
15 33 (4.02%) J2EE
16 32 (3.90%) HTML5
17 29 (3.54%) WCF
18 27 (3.29%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 58 (7.07%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (2.68%) NHS
3 21 (2.56%) Replication
4 18 (2.20%) Management Information System
5 16 (1.95%) Visualisation
6 13 (1.59%) Data Extraction
7 10 (1.22%) Data Centre
7 10 (1.22%) Data Integration
8 8 (0.98%) Mobile App
9 7 (0.85%) Clustering
10 6 (0.73%) Mainframe
10 6 (0.73%) Performance Metrics
10 6 (0.73%) User Experience
11 5 (0.61%) Computer Science
11 5 (0.61%) Credit Risk
11 5 (0.61%) Data Structures
11 5 (0.61%) IBM Mainframe
11 5 (0.61%) Oracle Licensing
11 5 (0.61%) Statistics
11 5 (0.61%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 123 (15.00%) Windows
2 103 (12.56%) Linux
3 53 (6.46%) Windows Server
4 51 (6.22%) Unix
5 32 (3.90%) Windows Server 2008
6 25 (3.05%) Windows Server 2012
7 24 (2.93%) AIX
8 19 (2.32%) Windows Server 2003
9 14 (1.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 9 (1.10%) Android
10 9 (1.10%) Solaris
11 8 (0.98%) Windows 8
11 8 (0.98%) Windows XP
12 7 (0.85%) Apple iOS
12 7 (0.85%) HPUX
13 5 (0.61%) CentOS
13 5 (0.61%) Windows 10
14 4 (0.49%) Windows 7
14 4 (0.49%) Windows Mobile
15 2 (0.24%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 219 (26.71%) Agile Software Development
2 136 (16.59%) Business Intelligence
3 122 (14.88%) ETL
4 106 (12.93%) MVC
5 98 (11.95%) TDD
6 74 (9.02%) BDD
7 66 (8.05%) Scrum
8 65 (7.93%) Migration
9 63 (7.68%) Performance Tuning
10 62 (7.56%) Software Engineering
11 50 (6.10%) Data Modelling
12 48 (5.85%) High Availability
13 45 (5.49%) Test Scripting
14 41 (5.00%) Unit Testing
15 40 (4.88%) Project Management
16 35 (4.27%) CRM
16 35 (4.27%) Microservices
17 34 (4.15%) OO
17 34 (4.15%) SOA
18 32 (3.90%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 186 (22.68%) C#
2 163 (19.88%) JavaScript
3 135 (16.46%) Java
4 105 (12.80%) T-SQL
5 61 (7.44%) PL/SQL
6 42 (5.12%) VB.NET
7 40 (4.88%) PowerShell
8 30 (3.66%) VB
9 26 (3.17%) Python
10 22 (2.68%) VB6
11 19 (2.32%) Perl
12 18 (2.20%) VBScript
13 16 (1.95%) C++
14 14 (1.71%) Scala
15 12 (1.46%) PHP
16 11 (1.34%) Ruby
17 9 (1.10%) C
17 9 (1.10%) VBA
18 8 (0.98%) Shell Script
19 7 (0.85%) R
Qualifications
1 31 (3.78%) Security Cleared
2 25 (3.05%) Degree
3 18 (2.20%) SC Cleared
4 13 (1.59%) ISEB
4 13 (1.59%) Microsoft Certification
5 11 (1.34%) ISTQB
6 9 (1.10%) MCSE
7 8 (0.98%) CCNA
7 8 (0.98%) Cisco Certification
8 7 (0.85%) ITIL Certification
9 6 (0.73%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 6 (0.73%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 4 (0.49%) BC Cleared
10 4 (0.49%) BPSS Clearance
10 4 (0.49%) DBS Check
11 3 (0.37%) HND
12 2 (0.24%) DV Cleared
12 2 (0.24%) MCSA
12 2 (0.24%) Oracle Certification
13 1 (0.12%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (4.27%) QA
2 16 (1.95%) Data Quality
3 4 (0.49%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.37%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (0.24%) SLA
6 1 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.12%) SDET
System Software
1 31 (3.78%) Active Directory
2 26 (3.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (1.10%) VMware ESX
4 7 (0.85%) vSphere
5 5 (0.61%) Hyper-V
5 5 (0.61%) Oracle RAC
6 4 (0.49%) Docker
6 4 (0.49%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 4 (0.49%) Virtual Servers
6 4 (0.49%) XenApp
7 3 (0.37%) ProxySG
8 1 (0.12%) ISA Server
8 1 (0.12%) MetaFrame
8 1 (0.12%) NFS
8 1 (0.12%) Shibboleth
8 1 (0.12%) Varnish
8 1 (0.12%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.12%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 16 (1.95%) SCOM
2 9 (1.10%) McAfee ePO
3 7 (0.85%) Oracle RMAN
3 7 (0.85%) Puppet
3 7 (0.85%) SCCM
4 6 (0.73%) Backup Exec
4 6 (0.73%) HP SiteScope
4 6 (0.73%) Netcool
4 6 (0.73%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (0.73%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 6 (0.73%) Tivoli
5 5 (0.61%) Data Guard
6 4 (0.49%) Ansible
6 4 (0.49%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 3 (0.37%) Packer
8 2 (0.24%) Failover Clustering
8 2 (0.24%) HP Quality Center
9 1 (0.12%) Microsoft Clustering
9 1 (0.12%) Terraform
9 1 (0.12%) Wonderware InTouch
Vendors
1 186 (22.68%) Oracle
2 147 (17.93%) Microsoft
3 45 (5.49%) VMware
4 36 (4.39%) Tableau
5 33 (4.02%) SAP
6 17 (2.07%) Cisco
6 17 (2.07%) IBM
6 17 (2.07%) Talend
7 16 (1.95%) Informatica
7 16 (1.95%) Red Hat
8 14 (1.71%) HP
9 13 (1.59%) Citrix
10 12 (1.46%) Ab Initio
10 12 (1.46%) Cognos
10 12 (1.46%) Teradata
11 11 (1.34%) Intel Security
11 11 (1.34%) Perforce
12 10 (1.22%) Symantec
13 8 (0.98%) Google
14 7 (0.85%) Sitecore
Greater Manchester
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
Manchester
Vivid Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
Liverpool, Merseyside
Asset Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
Manchester
Robert Walters UK
Posted: Yesterday
Salford, Lancashire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £350.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: £350 per annum + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester
Vivid Resourcing
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester
Vivid Resourcing
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Blackburn, Lancashire
Applause IT Innovation
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Fleetwood, Lancashire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Posted: 2 days ago
Greater Manchester
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 5 days ago
Salford
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Chorley, Lancashire
FT Select
Rate: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Southport, Merseyside
The Change Partners Recruitment
Rate: From £300 to £350 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Oscar
Rate: £400 - £475 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Blackpool, Lancashire
CPS Group UK
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Blackburn, Lancashire
Applause IT Innovation
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 5 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £150 - £200 per day
Posted: 6 days ago