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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Structured Query Language (SQL)
Rank 5 6 6
Rank change year-on-year
+1 0
Contract jobs citing SQL 487 472 412
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 13.36% 12.30% 13.64%
As % of the Programming Languages category 36.40% 41.26% 43.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 313 301 249
Median daily rate £350 £338 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £223 £235 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £463 £472
UK excluding London median daily rate £355 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+1.42% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 10 14
Median hourly rate £22.00 £35.75 £18.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-38.46% +90.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.50 £19.30 £10.89
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £57.75 £63.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.88 £28.13 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +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
1338 1144 948
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 36.70% 29.82% 31.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 884 731 543
Median daily rate £375 £363 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +7.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £270 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £355 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 26 27
Median hourly rate £25.00 £37.50 £26.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% +39.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £19.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £57.75 £42.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £37.75 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-0.66% +7.85%

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 30 July 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 30 July 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 30 July 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 0 201 £338 +3.84% 167
Cheshire +2 149 £363 +3.57% 54
Merseyside -2 53 £303 - 33
Lancashire -5 47 £300 -29.41% 26
Cumbria +14 1 - - 5
SQL
England

SQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 July 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.

1 287 (31.96%) Oracle
2 270 (30.07%) SQL Server
3 240 (26.73%) Agile Software Development
4 186 (20.71%) Java
5 167 (18.60%) PL/SQL
6 162 (18.04%) Finance
7 156 (17.37%) Microsoft
8 150 (16.70%) ETL
9 148 (16.48%) .NET
10 146 (16.26%) JavaScript
11 134 (14.92%) Business Intelligence
12 133 (14.81%) XML
13 127 (14.14%) C#
14 113 (12.58%) Migration
15 110 (12.25%) Linux
16 104 (11.58%) HTML
17 102 (11.36%) Web Services
18 101 (11.25%) T-SQL
19 98 (10.91%) Windows
20 94 (10.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
20 94 (10.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
21 92 (10.24%) TDD
22 83 (9.24%) Oracle Database
23 78 (8.69%) CSS
24 74 (8.24%) MS Excel
25 72 (8.02%) Active Directory
26 71 (7.91%) Data Warehouse
27 70 (7.80%) ASP.NET
27 70 (7.80%) MVC
28 65 (7.24%) Continuous Integration

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 40 (4.45%) SharePoint
2 34 (3.79%) IIS
2 34 (3.79%) WebSphere
3 27 (3.01%) SAS
4 26 (2.90%) JBoss
5 24 (2.67%) MS Exchange
6 21 (2.34%) Tomcat
7 18 (2.00%) WebSphere Application Server
8 16 (1.78%) WebLogic
9 11 (1.22%) Apache
10 9 (1.00%) SharePoint 2013
10 9 (1.00%) Skype for Business
11 8 (0.89%) CICS
11 8 (0.89%) ColdFusion
11 8 (0.89%) Exchange Server 2010
12 7 (0.78%) SharePoint 2010
13 6 (0.67%) CMS
13 6 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2013
14 5 (0.56%) Apache Solr
14 5 (0.56%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 74 (8.24%) MS Excel
2 27 (3.01%) MS Office
3 6 (0.67%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (0.56%) MS Project
5 2 (0.22%) Mingle
5 2 (0.22%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.22%) SPSS
6 1 (0.11%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.11%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.11%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 32 (3.56%) Oracle EBS
2 30 (3.34%) Oracle EBS R12
3 24 (2.67%) Dynamics CRM
4 19 (2.12%) Oracle Payables
5 13 (1.45%) Unit4 Business World
6 8 (0.89%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 5 (0.56%) Dynamics AX
7 5 (0.56%) Oracle iProcurement
7 5 (0.56%) PeopleSoft Financials
7 5 (0.56%) PeopleSoft HCM
8 4 (0.45%) Magento
8 4 (0.45%) Oracle Applications
8 4 (0.45%) Oracle General Ledger
9 3 (0.33%) Infor M3
9 3 (0.33%) Unica
10 2 (0.22%) BASE24
10 2 (0.22%) Dynamics NAV
10 2 (0.22%) Northgate Housing
10 2 (0.22%) Oracle BPM
10 2 (0.22%) Oracle Payroll
Cloud Services
1 28 (3.12%) Amazon AWS
2 19 (2.12%) Microsoft Azure
3 15 (1.67%) IaaS
4 12 (1.34%) PaaS
5 9 (1.00%) Office 365
6 8 (0.89%) SaaS
7 5 (0.56%) Amazon S3
7 5 (0.56%) Google Analytics
8 3 (0.33%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (0.33%) Google Cloud Platform
9 2 (0.22%) Amazon SQS
9 2 (0.22%) Engine Yard
9 2 (0.22%) GitHub
9 2 (0.22%) Heroku
10 1 (0.11%) SmartFocus
Communications & Networking
1 33 (3.67%) DHCP
2 21 (2.34%) HTTP
3 16 (1.78%) DNS
3 16 (1.78%) Firewall
4 15 (1.67%) Internet
4 15 (1.67%) Network Security
5 14 (1.56%) SAN
6 8 (0.89%) TCP/IP
7 7 (0.78%) VLAN
7 7 (0.78%) WAN
8 6 (0.67%) LAN
8 6 (0.67%) LDAP
8 6 (0.67%) Skype
9 5 (0.56%) VoIP
10 4 (0.45%) FTP
11 3 (0.33%) Intranet
11 3 (0.33%) Reverse Proxy
11 3 (0.33%) SMTP
11 3 (0.33%) VPN
11 3 (0.33%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 270 (30.07%) SQL Server
2 94 (10.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 94 (10.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 83 (9.24%) Oracle Database
4 71 (7.91%) Data Warehouse
5 47 (5.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 45 (5.01%) Oracle Reports
7 44 (4.90%) DB2
8 42 (4.68%) Relational Database
9 41 (4.57%) Oracle Database 11g
10 29 (3.23%) SQL Server 2008
11 27 (3.01%) SQL Server 2012
12 25 (2.78%) Big Data
12 25 (2.78%) MySQL
13 23 (2.56%) Oracle Database 10g
14 21 (2.34%) NoSQL
14 21 (2.34%) SQL Server 2014
15 18 (2.00%) Crystal Reports
15 18 (2.00%) MongoDB
16 16 (1.78%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 52 (5.79%) JIRA
2 50 (5.57%) Jenkins
3 46 (5.12%) Talend Open Studio
4 39 (4.34%) Subversion
5 34 (3.79%) Git (software)
6 33 (3.67%) Selenium
7 30 (3.34%) Oracle Forms
8 27 (3.01%) Cucumber
9 25 (2.78%) Team Foundation Server
10 23 (2.56%) Visual Studio
11 20 (2.23%) JUnit
12 19 (2.12%) Maven
13 12 (1.34%) WebDriver
14 10 (1.11%) HP UFT
14 10 (1.11%) Mockito
14 10 (1.11%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
15 8 (0.89%) Ant
15 8 (0.89%) ClearCase
15 8 (0.89%) LoadRunner
16 6 (0.67%) PeopleTools
General
1 162 (18.04%) Finance
2 60 (6.68%) Banking
3 32 (3.56%) Retail
4 22 (2.45%) Manufacturing
5 21 (2.34%) Marketing
6 17 (1.89%) Telecoms
7 11 (1.22%) Advertising
8 9 (1.00%) Electronics
8 9 (1.00%) Pharmaceutical
9 7 (0.78%) Local Government
9 7 (0.78%) Publishing
10 6 (0.67%) International Banking
11 5 (0.56%) Back Office
12 3 (0.33%) Billing
12 3 (0.33%) Corporate Banking
12 3 (0.33%) Investment Banking
13 2 (0.22%) Front Office
13 2 (0.22%) Law
13 2 (0.22%) Retail Banking
14 1 (0.11%) Legal
Job Titles
1 431 (48.00%) Developer
2 170 (18.93%) Analyst
3 133 (14.81%) SQL Developer
4 68 (7.57%) Java Developer
5 66 (7.35%) .NET Developer
6 58 (6.46%) Consultant
7 56 (6.24%) Oracle Developer
8 51 (5.68%) C# Developer
9 47 (5.23%) DBA
10 42 (4.68%) Data Analyst
11 38 (4.23%) Test Analyst
12 37 (4.12%) SQL Analyst
13 33 (3.67%) C# .NET Developer
14 30 (3.34%) Architect
15 29 (3.23%) PL/SQL Developer
16 27 (3.01%) Business Intelligence Developer
16 27 (3.01%) SQL DBA
17 26 (2.90%) Senior Developer
17 26 (2.90%) SSIS Developer
18 25 (2.78%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 148 (16.48%) .NET
2 133 (14.81%) XML
3 104 (11.58%) HTML
4 102 (11.36%) Web Services
5 78 (8.69%) CSS
6 70 (7.80%) ASP.NET
7 62 (6.90%) jQuery
8 57 (6.35%) Spring
9 47 (5.23%) AngularJS
10 46 (5.12%) SOAP
11 39 (4.34%) J2EE
12 37 (4.12%) ASP.NET MVC
13 30 (3.34%) JSON
14 29 (3.23%) JSP
14 29 (3.23%) REST
15 28 (3.12%) HTML5
15 28 (3.12%) RESTful
16 26 (2.90%) JDBC
17 24 (2.67%) XSLT
18 23 (2.56%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 46 (5.12%) Analytical Skills
2 43 (4.79%) Mainframe
3 28 (3.12%) NHS
4 22 (2.45%) Management Information System
5 19 (2.12%) Replication
6 15 (1.67%) Digital Media
7 13 (1.45%) Data Centre
7 13 (1.45%) iPad
8 12 (1.34%) Algorithms
8 12 (1.34%) Visualisation
9 10 (1.11%) Clustering
9 10 (1.11%) Credit Risk
9 10 (1.11%) IBM Mainframe
9 10 (1.11%) Public Cloud
10 9 (1.00%) Data Structures
11 8 (0.89%) PMI
12 7 (0.78%) Client/Server
12 7 (0.78%) Enterprise Software
12 7 (0.78%) N-Tier
13 6 (0.67%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 110 (12.25%) Linux
2 98 (10.91%) Windows
3 60 (6.68%) Unix
4 44 (4.90%) Windows Server
5 38 (4.23%) AIX
6 29 (3.23%) Solaris
7 23 (2.56%) HPUX
7 23 (2.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 21 (2.34%) Windows Server 2012
9 13 (1.45%) Windows Server 2003
10 12 (1.34%) Windows Server 2008
11 8 (0.89%) CentOS
12 6 (0.67%) Windows 10
13 5 (0.56%) Windows 7
14 3 (0.33%) Apple iOS
14 3 (0.33%) zOS
15 2 (0.22%) Ubuntu
15 2 (0.22%) Windows NT
16 1 (0.11%) Android
16 1 (0.11%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 240 (26.73%) Agile Software Development
2 150 (16.70%) ETL
3 134 (14.92%) Business Intelligence
4 113 (12.58%) Migration
5 92 (10.24%) TDD
6 70 (7.80%) MVC
7 65 (7.24%) Continuous Integration
8 63 (7.02%) E-Commerce
9 59 (6.57%) CRM
10 57 (6.35%) Data Modelling
11 56 (6.24%) Data Migration
12 45 (5.01%) Waterfall
13 43 (4.79%) Scrum
13 43 (4.79%) Software Engineering
14 40 (4.45%) ERP
15 39 (4.34%) Analytics
16 38 (4.23%) Project Management
17 37 (4.12%) Data Analysis
17 37 (4.12%) Performance Tuning
18 35 (3.90%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 186 (20.71%) Java
2 167 (18.60%) PL/SQL
3 146 (16.26%) JavaScript
4 127 (14.14%) C#
5 101 (11.25%) T-SQL
6 44 (4.90%) PHP
7 29 (3.23%) PowerShell
8 25 (2.78%) Ruby
9 21 (2.34%) Python
10 20 (2.23%) VB.NET
11 16 (1.78%) C++
12 15 (1.67%) VB
13 13 (1.45%) VBA
14 11 (1.22%) COBOL
15 10 (1.11%) C
16 8 (0.89%) Assembly Language
16 8 (0.89%) Shell Script
17 7 (0.78%) R
18 6 (0.67%) CFML
18 6 (0.67%) Scala
Qualifications
1 64 (7.13%) Security Cleared
2 51 (5.68%) SC Cleared
3 27 (3.01%) Degree
4 12 (1.34%) ISEB
4 12 (1.34%) ISTQB
5 9 (1.00%) Microsoft Certification
6 8 (0.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 8 (0.89%) PMI Certification
7 5 (0.56%) MCSE
7 5 (0.56%) Sun Certification
8 4 (0.45%) CCNA
8 4 (0.45%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (0.33%) BPSS Clearance
10 2 (0.22%) AWS Certification
10 2 (0.22%) DBS Check
10 2 (0.22%) MCP
10 2 (0.22%) Siebel Certification
11 1 (0.11%) MCSA
11 1 (0.11%) OCP
11 1 (0.11%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (2.67%) QA
2 18 (2.00%) Data Quality
3 11 (1.22%) SLA
4 6 (0.67%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.11%) CDISC
5 1 (0.11%) HL7
5 1 (0.11%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 72 (8.02%) Active Directory
2 20 (2.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (1.67%) Hyper-V
4 12 (1.34%) VMware ESX
5 10 (1.11%) XenApp
6 8 (0.89%) Oracle RAC
7 7 (0.78%) vSphere
8 5 (0.56%) Microsoft App-V
9 4 (0.45%) Virtual Machines
10 2 (0.22%) Brightmail
10 2 (0.22%) XenDesktop
10 2 (0.22%) XenServer
11 1 (0.11%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 1 (0.11%) DFS Replication
11 1 (0.11%) EMC RecoverPoint
11 1 (0.11%) Firmware
11 1 (0.11%) Postfix
11 1 (0.11%) Sendmail
11 1 (0.11%) UAG
11 1 (0.11%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 13 (1.45%) SCCM
2 12 (1.34%) HP Quality Center
3 10 (1.11%) SCOM
4 8 (0.89%) McAfee ePO
5 6 (0.67%) Puppet
5 6 (0.67%) SCOrch
6 5 (0.56%) vRealize
7 3 (0.33%) BladeLogic
7 3 (0.33%) EMC NetWorker
7 3 (0.33%) Nagios
7 3 (0.33%) Opscode Chef
7 3 (0.33%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 3 (0.33%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 3 (0.33%) TADDM
7 3 (0.33%) Tivoli
8 2 (0.22%) BMC PATROL
8 2 (0.22%) DameWare
8 2 (0.22%) OMEGAMON
8 2 (0.22%) ServiceCenter
8 2 (0.22%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 287 (31.96%) Oracle
2 156 (17.37%) Microsoft
3 54 (6.01%) IBM
4 47 (5.23%) Citrix
5 46 (5.12%) Talend
6 44 (4.90%) VMware
7 32 (3.56%) EMC
8 31 (3.45%) HP
9 29 (3.23%) SAP
9 29 (3.23%) Tableau
10 28 (3.12%) Vertica
11 25 (2.78%) Informatica
12 20 (2.23%) Ab Initio
13 13 (1.45%) Cisco
14 11 (1.22%) Intel Security
14 11 (1.22%) ServiceNow
15 10 (1.11%) Siebel
15 10 (1.11%) Teradata
16 9 (1.00%) Chordiant
16 9 (1.00%) Google
Manchester
Vivid Resourcing
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Greater Manchester
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Wigan, Lancashire
Intech 7
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Rate: £275 - £375 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Liverpool
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Robert Walters
Posted: 4 days ago
Southport, Merseyside
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £325 to £375 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Greater Manchester
Adria Solutions Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £180 - £240 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Cheshire
Vivid Resourcing
Posted: 10 days ago
Wigan, Lancashire
Intech 7
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day 12 month + contract
Posted: 4 days ago
Cheshire
Oscar
Rate: £350 - £425 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Irlam / Bolton, North West
ACDOCO LIMITED
Rate: £150-£400 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
nGAGE Specialist Recruitment
Rate: £425 - £450 per day
Posted: 16 days ago