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 June 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 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Structured Query Language (SQL)
Rank 7 6 7
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +1
Contract jobs citing SQL 411 524 377
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 10.97% 14.10% 12.24%
As % of the Programming Languages category 31.33% 42.85% 41.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 269 330 229
Median daily rate £350 £339 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.32% +4.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £230 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £496 £465
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £340 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.61% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 13 11
Median hourly rate £20.78 £20.00 £23.15
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.90% -13.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.14 £16.49 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.50 £57.75 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £22.85 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+42.23% -23.83%
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
1312 1223 906
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 35.03% 32.90% 29.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 882 786 520
Median daily rate £388 £365 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.16% +7.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £267 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 26 23
Median hourly rate £28.50 £37.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.97% +48.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.80 £18.73 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £57.75 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £37.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%

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 June 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 June 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 June 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
Cheshire 0 146 £388 +9.54% 42
Manchester -9 144 £330 +1.53% 132
Merseyside -3 56 £335 +11.66% 29
Lancashire -16 34 £320 -22.79% 10
Cumbria +7 1 - - 4
SQL
England

SQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 June 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.

1 288 (32.73%) Oracle
2 262 (29.77%) SQL Server
3 245 (27.84%) Agile Software Development
4 190 (21.59%) Java
5 171 (19.43%) PL/SQL
6 159 (18.07%) Finance
7 149 (16.93%) Microsoft
8 142 (16.14%) .NET
8 142 (16.14%) XML
9 141 (16.02%) JavaScript
10 127 (14.43%) ETL
11 123 (13.98%) Business Intelligence
12 120 (13.64%) C#
13 119 (13.52%) Linux
14 115 (13.07%) Web Services
15 112 (12.73%) Migration
16 110 (12.50%) TDD
17 102 (11.59%) Windows
18 97 (11.02%) T-SQL
19 89 (10.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
20 88 (10.00%) HTML
21 87 (9.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
22 81 (9.20%) Oracle Database
23 79 (8.98%) CSS
24 70 (7.95%) MVC
25 67 (7.61%) ASP.NET
26 66 (7.50%) Continuous Integration
27 65 (7.39%) Active Directory
28 64 (7.27%) Unix
28 64 (7.27%) Security Cleared

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 44 (5.00%) SharePoint
2 36 (4.09%) IIS
3 34 (3.86%) WebSphere
4 27 (3.07%) JBoss
5 21 (2.39%) SAS
5 21 (2.39%) Tomcat
6 19 (2.16%) MS Exchange
7 17 (1.93%) WebSphere Application Server
8 15 (1.70%) WebLogic
9 11 (1.25%) Apache
9 11 (1.25%) Skype for Business
10 10 (1.14%) Oracle Workflow
10 10 (1.14%) SharePoint 2013
11 9 (1.02%) Exchange Server 2010
12 8 (0.91%) ATG Dynamo
12 8 (0.91%) CICS
12 8 (0.91%) CMS
12 8 (0.91%) Exchange Server 2013
13 6 (0.68%) OpenStack
14 5 (0.57%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 63 (7.16%) MS Excel
2 29 (3.30%) MS Office
3 6 (0.68%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (0.57%) MS Project
5 2 (0.23%) Adobe Illustrator
5 2 (0.23%) Mingle
5 2 (0.23%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.23%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.11%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.11%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.11%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 39 (4.43%) Oracle EBS R12
2 38 (4.32%) Oracle EBS
3 28 (3.18%) Dynamics CRM
4 19 (2.16%) Oracle Payables
5 9 (1.02%) Oracle Applications
6 8 (0.91%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 8 (0.91%) Unit4 Business World
7 5 (0.57%) Oracle iProcurement
7 5 (0.57%) PeopleSoft Financials
7 5 (0.57%) PeopleSoft HCM
8 4 (0.45%) Magento
8 4 (0.45%) Oracle General Ledger
9 3 (0.34%) BASE24
9 3 (0.34%) Infor M3
10 2 (0.23%) Cognos Business Intelligence
10 2 (0.23%) Dynamics AX
10 2 (0.23%) Dynamics NAV
10 2 (0.23%) Oracle BPM
10 2 (0.23%) Oracle Payroll
10 2 (0.23%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 40 (4.55%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (1.82%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (1.59%) IaaS
4 11 (1.25%) PaaS
5 10 (1.14%) Office 365
6 6 (0.68%) Amazon S3
6 6 (0.68%) SaaS
7 3 (0.34%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.23%) Amazon SQS
8 2 (0.23%) Engine Yard
8 2 (0.23%) GitHub
8 2 (0.23%) Google Analytics
8 2 (0.23%) Heroku
9 1 (0.11%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.11%) Amazon ElastiCache
9 1 (0.11%) Amazon ELB
9 1 (0.11%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.11%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 31 (3.52%) DHCP
2 29 (3.30%) HTTP
3 19 (2.16%) SAN
4 16 (1.82%) DNS
5 13 (1.48%) Internet
6 12 (1.36%) Network Security
7 10 (1.14%) Firewall
8 9 (1.02%) TCP/IP
9 7 (0.80%) LAN
9 7 (0.80%) VoIP
9 7 (0.80%) WAN
10 6 (0.68%) Intranet
10 6 (0.68%) LDAP
10 6 (0.68%) Skype
11 4 (0.45%) Reverse Proxy
11 4 (0.45%) VLAN
12 3 (0.34%) ATM
12 3 (0.34%) NAS
12 3 (0.34%) VPN
12 3 (0.34%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 262 (29.77%) SQL Server
2 89 (10.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 87 (9.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 81 (9.20%) Oracle Database
5 60 (6.82%) Data Warehouse
6 50 (5.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 48 (5.45%) Oracle Reports
8 44 (5.00%) DB2
9 37 (4.20%) Relational Database
10 34 (3.86%) Oracle Database 11g
11 32 (3.64%) NoSQL
12 31 (3.52%) SQL Server 2008
12 31 (3.52%) SQL Server 2012
13 26 (2.95%) MySQL
14 22 (2.50%) Oracle Database 10g
15 18 (2.05%) Big Data
15 18 (2.05%) OLAP
15 18 (2.05%) OLAP Cube
15 18 (2.05%) SQL Server 2014
16 17 (1.93%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 52 (5.91%) JIRA
2 49 (5.57%) Jenkins
3 36 (4.09%) Talend Open Studio
4 35 (3.98%) Selenium
4 35 (3.98%) Subversion
4 35 (3.98%) Team Foundation Server
5 32 (3.64%) Oracle Forms
6 30 (3.41%) Git (software)
7 25 (2.84%) Cucumber
7 25 (2.84%) Visual Studio
8 22 (2.50%) Maven
9 21 (2.39%) JUnit
10 12 (1.36%) ClearCase
10 12 (1.36%) WebDriver
11 11 (1.25%) HP UFT
12 10 (1.14%) Ant
12 10 (1.14%) Mockito
13 9 (1.02%) LoadRunner
14 7 (0.80%) Mercurial
14 7 (0.80%) PeopleTools
General
1 159 (18.07%) Finance
2 57 (6.48%) Banking
3 36 (4.09%) Retail
4 21 (2.39%) Manufacturing
5 15 (1.70%) Marketing
6 13 (1.48%) Telecoms
7 9 (1.02%) Advertising
7 9 (1.02%) Electronics
7 9 (1.02%) Pharmaceutical
8 8 (0.91%) Local Government
9 5 (0.57%) Back Office
9 5 (0.57%) International Banking
10 4 (0.45%) Investment Banking
10 4 (0.45%) Publishing
11 3 (0.34%) Billing
11 3 (0.34%) Corporate Banking
12 2 (0.23%) Avionics
12 2 (0.23%) Games
12 2 (0.23%) Law
12 2 (0.23%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 435 (49.43%) Developer
2 170 (19.32%) Analyst
3 124 (14.09%) SQL Developer
4 78 (8.86%) Java Developer
5 64 (7.27%) Consultant
6 58 (6.59%) .NET Developer
7 55 (6.25%) Oracle Developer
8 45 (5.11%) C# Developer
9 40 (4.55%) Data Analyst
9 40 (4.55%) Test Analyst
10 37 (4.20%) DBA
11 34 (3.86%) Architect
12 32 (3.64%) SQL Analyst
13 28 (3.18%) C# .NET Developer
14 27 (3.07%) ASP.NET Developer
14 27 (3.07%) ETL Developer
14 27 (3.07%) PL/SQL Developer
15 25 (2.84%) Senior Developer
15 25 (2.84%) SSIS Developer
16 24 (2.73%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 142 (16.14%) .NET
1 142 (16.14%) XML
2 115 (13.07%) Web Services
3 88 (10.00%) HTML
4 79 (8.98%) CSS
5 67 (7.61%) ASP.NET
6 59 (6.70%) jQuery
7 53 (6.02%) Spring
8 46 (5.23%) SOAP
9 40 (4.55%) REST
10 35 (3.98%) J2EE
11 34 (3.86%) JSON
12 33 (3.75%) AngularJS
12 33 (3.75%) ASP.NET MVC
12 33 (3.75%) JSP
12 33 (3.75%) XSLT
13 29 (3.30%) RESTful
14 26 (2.95%) .NET Framework
15 25 (2.84%) Ajax
15 25 (2.84%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 45 (5.11%) Analytical Skills
2 44 (5.00%) Mainframe
3 35 (3.98%) NHS
4 20 (2.27%) Replication
5 16 (1.82%) Management Information System
6 15 (1.70%) Data Centre
7 14 (1.59%) Enterprise Software
8 12 (1.36%) Algorithms
8 12 (1.36%) Digital Media
8 12 (1.36%) Public Cloud
9 11 (1.25%) Clustering
9 11 (1.25%) IBM Mainframe
10 10 (1.14%) Data Structures
10 10 (1.14%) iPad
10 10 (1.14%) N-Tier
11 9 (1.02%) Visualisation
12 8 (0.91%) PMI
13 7 (0.80%) Data Extraction
14 6 (0.68%) Credit Risk
14 6 (0.68%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 119 (13.52%) Linux
2 102 (11.59%) Windows
3 64 (7.27%) Unix
4 41 (4.66%) AIX
5 40 (4.55%) Windows Server
6 29 (3.30%) Solaris
7 23 (2.61%) HPUX
8 22 (2.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 22 (2.50%) Windows Server 2012
9 15 (1.70%) Windows Server 2003
9 15 (1.70%) Windows Server 2008
10 9 (1.02%) CentOS
11 5 (0.57%) Apple iOS
11 5 (0.57%) Windows 7
12 4 (0.45%) Windows 10
13 3 (0.34%) zOS
14 2 (0.23%) Android
14 2 (0.23%) Ubuntu
14 2 (0.23%) Windows NT
15 1 (0.11%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 245 (27.84%) Agile Software Development
2 127 (14.43%) ETL
3 123 (13.98%) Business Intelligence
4 112 (12.73%) Migration
5 110 (12.50%) TDD
6 70 (7.95%) MVC
7 66 (7.50%) Continuous Integration
8 60 (6.82%) CRM
9 59 (6.70%) E-Commerce
9 59 (6.70%) Waterfall
10 53 (6.02%) Data Migration
11 49 (5.57%) Scrum
12 46 (5.23%) Performance Tuning
13 45 (5.11%) Software Engineering
14 44 (5.00%) Test Scripting
15 43 (4.89%) Data Modelling
16 38 (4.32%) Web Development
17 35 (3.98%) High Availability
17 35 (3.98%) Project Management
18 34 (3.86%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 190 (21.59%) Java
2 171 (19.43%) PL/SQL
3 141 (16.02%) JavaScript
4 120 (13.64%) C#
5 97 (11.02%) T-SQL
6 41 (4.66%) PHP
7 34 (3.86%) PowerShell
8 28 (3.18%) Ruby
9 27 (3.07%) Python
10 16 (1.82%) C++
10 16 (1.82%) VB
11 15 (1.70%) VB.NET
12 14 (1.59%) Scala
13 12 (1.36%) COBOL
13 12 (1.36%) VBA
14 11 (1.25%) C
14 11 (1.25%) Shell Script
15 9 (1.02%) Bash Shell
16 8 (0.91%) Assembly Language
16 8 (0.91%) PeopleCode
Qualifications
1 64 (7.27%) Security Cleared
2 52 (5.91%) SC Cleared
3 24 (2.73%) Degree
4 14 (1.59%) ISTQB
5 13 (1.48%) ISEB
6 11 (1.25%) Microsoft Certification
7 8 (0.91%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 8 (0.91%) PMI Certification
8 6 (0.68%) MCSE
9 5 (0.57%) Sun Certification
10 4 (0.45%) BPSS Clearance
11 3 (0.34%) CCNA
11 3 (0.34%) Cisco Certification
12 2 (0.23%) AWS Certification
12 2 (0.23%) CISSP
12 2 (0.23%) DBS Check
12 2 (0.23%) MCP
12 2 (0.23%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 1 (0.11%) AAT
13 1 (0.11%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (2.16%) Data Quality
1 19 (2.16%) QA
2 10 (1.14%) SLA
3 6 (0.68%) Disclosure Scotland
4 3 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.34%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.11%) Basel II
5 1 (0.11%) CDISC
5 1 (0.11%) HL7
System Software
1 65 (7.39%) Active Directory
2 20 (2.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (1.93%) Hyper-V
4 14 (1.59%) XenApp
5 12 (1.36%) vSphere
6 7 (0.80%) Microsoft App-V
6 7 (0.80%) VMware ESX
6 7 (0.80%) XenServer
7 6 (0.68%) Oracle RAC
8 4 (0.45%) Brightmail
8 4 (0.45%) XenDesktop
9 3 (0.34%) Virtual Machines
9 3 (0.34%) Xen
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%) DFS Replication
11 1 (0.11%) EMC RecoverPoint
11 1 (0.11%) UAG
Systems Management
1 14 (1.59%) SCCM
2 13 (1.48%) HP Quality Center
3 12 (1.36%) SCOM
4 10 (1.14%) Puppet
5 7 (0.80%) Opscode Chef
5 7 (0.80%) SCOrch
6 6 (0.68%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 6 (0.68%) Tivoli
7 5 (0.57%) Cobbler
7 5 (0.57%) Nagios
7 5 (0.57%) vRealize
8 4 (0.45%) EMC NetWorker
9 3 (0.34%) Ansible
9 3 (0.34%) BladeLogic
9 3 (0.34%) EdgeSight
9 3 (0.34%) McAfee ePO
9 3 (0.34%) NetBackup
9 3 (0.34%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 3 (0.34%) TADDM
10 2 (0.23%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
Vendors
1 288 (32.73%) Oracle
2 149 (16.93%) Microsoft
3 52 (5.91%) IBM
4 48 (5.45%) Citrix
5 38 (4.32%) VMware
6 36 (4.09%) HP
6 36 (4.09%) Talend
7 28 (3.18%) EMC
8 23 (2.61%) Vertica
9 22 (2.50%) SAP
10 21 (2.39%) Tableau
11 17 (1.93%) Informatica
12 11 (1.25%) ATG
12 11 (1.25%) Cisco
12 11 (1.25%) ServiceNow
13 9 (1.02%) Ab Initio
13 9 (1.02%) Symantec
14 8 (0.91%) Chordiant
14 8 (0.91%) PeopleSoft
14 8 (0.91%) Siebel
Bolton, Lancashire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £400 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
North West
Rullion IT Plus
Rate: Competitive Rate
Posted: 1 hour ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
WestPoint Recruitment
Rate: £225 - £275 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Robert Walters
Rate: Competitive Daily rates
Posted: 23 hours ago
Manchester
Nixor
Rate: £400 - £440 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 2 days ago
North West
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 3 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Chassam Contract
Rate: Unspecified Rate Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: Yesterday
Cheshire
Oscar
Rate: £150 - £200 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 5 days ago
Greater Manchester
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £325 - £375 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Chassam Contract
Rate: Unspecified Rate Negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
Greater Manchester
Adria Solutions Ltd
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
C4 Commerce
Rate: From £400 to £500 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Parallel Consulting
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 20 hours ago
Liverpool
People Source Consulting
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
Liverpool,United Kingdom
Tata Consultancy services
Rate: £0 per year
Posted: 20 days ago
North West England
People Source Consulting
Rate: £300 - £500 per day
Posted: 16 days ago