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 28 August 2015 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Structured Query Language (SQL)
Rank 6 5 5
Rank change year-on-year
-1 0
Contract jobs citing SQL 608 442 385
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 14.06% 14.33% 13.42%
As % of the Programming Languages category 43.37% 43.42% 39.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 398 270 204
Average daily rate
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£363 £323 £318
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.40% +1.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £228 £215 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 15 11
Average hourly rate £37.25 £18.00 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+106.94% -21.73%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.10 £11.12 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.75 £67.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.31 £26.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
+8.89% -1.88%
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
1402 1018 971
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 32.42% 33.00% 33.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 887 587 524
Average daily rate £385 £325 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.46% +4.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £490 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 27 28
Average hourly rate £37.50 £30.00 £33.28
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -9.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £12.98 £21.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.50 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +2.94%

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 28 August 2015.

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 28 August 2015.

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 28 August 2015. 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
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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 +2 226 £350 +12.00% 185
Cheshire 0 145 £363 +11.53% 85
Lancashire -1 100 £465 +43.07% 30
Merseyside +8 73 £310 +1.63% 35
Cumbria -18 4 £433 +15.33% 2
SQL
England

SQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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.

1 357 (32.84%) SQL Server
2 259 (23.83%) Oracle
3 220 (20.24%) Finance
4 219 (20.15%) Microsoft
4 219 (20.15%) Business Intelligence
5 208 (19.14%) T-SQL
6 197 (18.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 183 (16.84%) ETL
8 172 (15.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 161 (14.81%) Data Warehouse
10 157 (14.44%) Agile Software Development
11 141 (12.97%) Windows
12 139 (12.79%) .NET
13 138 (12.70%) PL/SQL
14 135 (12.42%) Java
15 121 (11.13%) C#
15 121 (11.13%) HTML
16 118 (10.86%) JavaScript
17 114 (10.49%) Migration
18 105 (9.66%) SQL Server 2008
19 95 (8.74%) CSS
20 93 (8.56%) Security Cleared
20 93 (8.56%) Analytical Skills
21 92 (8.46%) UNIX
22 86 (7.91%) Web Services
23 84 (7.73%) Data Modelling
24 82 (7.54%) SQL Server Analysis Services
25 79 (7.27%) MS Excel
26 74 (6.81%) Oracle Database
27 72 (6.62%) XML

SQL
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 49 (4.51%) SharePoint
2 41 (3.77%) SAS
3 31 (2.85%) WebSphere
4 25 (2.30%) IIS
5 20 (1.84%) JBoss
6 19 (1.75%) MS Exchange
6 19 (1.75%) Oracle Workflow
7 14 (1.29%) Apache
7 14 (1.29%) Tomcat
8 10 (0.92%) WebLogic
8 10 (0.92%) BizTalk Server
9 8 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2010
10 7 (0.64%) Oracle Service Bus
10 7 (0.64%) SharePoint 2010
10 7 (0.64%) CMS
10 7 (0.64%) MQSeries
10 7 (0.64%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 6 (0.55%) CICS
12 5 (0.46%) Oracle HTTP Server
12 5 (0.46%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 79 (7.27%) MS Excel
2 47 (4.32%) MS Office
3 12 (1.10%) PowerPivot
4 11 (1.01%) MS PowerPoint
5 9 (0.83%) MS Visio
6 4 (0.37%) MS Project
6 4 (0.37%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.18%) SPSS
8 1 (0.092%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 55 (5.06%) Oracle EBS
2 47 (4.32%) Oracle EBS R12
3 19 (1.75%) Oracle Applications
4 11 (1.01%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 10 (0.92%) Oracle BPM
6 9 (0.83%) Dynamics CRM
7 7 (0.64%) Oracle Payroll
7 7 (0.64%) Dynamics NAV
8 5 (0.46%) Oracle Payables
8 5 (0.46%) Oracle General Ledger
9 4 (0.37%) SAP HCM
9 4 (0.37%) Oracle iProcurement
9 4 (0.37%) ResourceLink
9 4 (0.37%) Cognos Business Intelligence
10 3 (0.28%) Remedy ITSM
10 3 (0.28%) Oracle Receivables
10 3 (0.28%) PeopleSoft HRMS
10 3 (0.28%) Agresso
10 3 (0.28%) Dynamics AX
11 2 (0.18%) Oracle HRMS
Cloud Services
1 15 (1.38%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (0.55%) SuccessFactors
3 4 (0.37%) Amazon Glacier
3 4 (0.37%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
3 4 (0.37%) Amazon EC2
3 4 (0.37%) Amazon S3
3 4 (0.37%) Route 53
3 4 (0.37%) GitHub
4 3 (0.28%) Office 365
4 3 (0.28%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (0.28%) Amazon ElastiCache
5 2 (0.18%) Boomi
5 2 (0.18%) SaaS
5 2 (0.18%) IaaS
6 1 (0.092%) Google Analytics
6 1 (0.092%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 27 (2.48%) DNS
2 24 (2.21%) SAN
3 23 (2.12%) HTTP
4 19 (1.75%) Internet
5 17 (1.56%) Firewall
5 17 (1.56%) DHCP
6 16 (1.47%) FTP
6 16 (1.47%) SSL
7 13 (1.20%) SMTP
8 12 (1.10%) TCP/IP
9 9 (0.83%) SSH
10 8 (0.74%) Kerberos
10 8 (0.74%) LAN
11 7 (0.64%) WAN
12 5 (0.46%) WLAN
13 4 (0.37%) VoIP
14 3 (0.28%) Broadband
14 3 (0.28%) NAS
15 2 (0.18%) NetScaler
15 2 (0.18%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 357 (32.84%) SQL Server
2 197 (18.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 172 (15.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 161 (14.81%) Data Warehouse
5 105 (9.66%) SQL Server 2008
6 82 (7.54%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 74 (6.81%) Oracle Database
8 57 (5.24%) Relational Database
9 56 (5.15%) SQL Server 2012
10 50 (4.60%) Oracle Reports
11 41 (3.77%) MySQL
11 41 (3.77%) QlikView
12 37 (3.40%) Oracle BI EE
13 32 (2.94%) RDBMS
14 29 (2.67%) DB2
15 27 (2.48%) BusinessObjects
16 26 (2.39%) Oracle Database 11g
17 22 (2.02%) SQL Server 2005
17 22 (2.02%) NoSQL
17 22 (2.02%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 49 (4.51%) Visual Studio
2 42 (3.86%) Git (software)
3 31 (2.85%) Team Foundation Server
3 31 (2.85%) Oracle Forms
3 31 (2.85%) ERwin
4 27 (2.48%) JUnit
5 26 (2.39%) Jenkins
6 25 (2.30%) SoapUI
7 24 (2.21%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 22 (2.02%) Selenium
9 19 (1.75%) Talend Open Studio
10 17 (1.56%) Maven
11 15 (1.38%) JIRA
11 15 (1.38%) Subversion
11 15 (1.38%) Ant
12 12 (1.10%) LoadRunner
13 11 (1.01%) Eclipse
13 11 (1.01%) Cucumber
14 10 (0.92%) ProC
15 7 (0.64%) Toad
General
1 220 (20.24%) Finance
2 58 (5.34%) Banking
3 28 (2.58%) Telecoms
4 24 (2.21%) Local Government
4 24 (2.21%) Marketing
5 23 (2.12%) Manufacturing
6 21 (1.93%) Retail
7 10 (0.92%) Electronics
8 8 (0.74%) Legal
9 7 (0.64%) Pharmaceutical
9 7 (0.64%) Advertising
10 5 (0.46%) Multimedia
10 5 (0.46%) Back Office
11 4 (0.37%) Law
11 4 (0.37%) Retail Banking
11 4 (0.37%) General Ledger
12 3 (0.28%) Military
12 3 (0.28%) Aerospace
12 3 (0.28%) Investment Banking
12 3 (0.28%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 474 (43.61%) Developer
2 252 (23.18%) Analyst
3 119 (10.95%) SQL Developer
4 73 (6.72%) Consultant
5 60 (5.52%) DBA
6 59 (5.43%) Data Analyst
6 59 (5.43%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 52 (4.78%) .NET Developer
8 45 (4.14%) Java Developer
9 44 (4.05%) Architect
10 43 (3.96%) Test Analyst
10 43 (3.96%) SQL DBA
11 41 (3.77%) Oracle Developer
12 33 (3.04%) Support Analyst
13 32 (2.94%) Business Analyst
14 31 (2.85%) ETL Developer
15 29 (2.67%) Oracle Consultant
16 28 (2.58%) Senior Developer
17 26 (2.39%) Applications Support
17 26 (2.39%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 139 (12.79%) .NET
2 121 (11.13%) HTML
3 95 (8.74%) CSS
4 86 (7.91%) Web Services
5 72 (6.62%) XML
6 69 (6.35%) jQuery
7 64 (5.89%) ASP.NET
8 48 (4.42%) SOAP
9 47 (4.32%) J2EE
10 34 (3.13%) Middleware
11 31 (2.85%) Spring
12 29 (2.67%) WCF
12 29 (2.67%) HTML5
13 27 (2.48%) .NET Framework
14 25 (2.30%) Ajax
15 22 (2.02%) JSON
15 22 (2.02%) WSDL
16 20 (1.84%) LINQ
16 20 (1.84%) Entity Framework
17 19 (1.75%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 93 (8.56%) Analytical Skills
2 66 (6.07%) NHS
3 32 (2.94%) Algorithms
4 26 (2.39%) Management Information System
5 25 (2.30%) Clustering
5 25 (2.30%) Data Centre
6 20 (1.84%) Replication
6 20 (1.84%) Mainframe
7 13 (1.20%) Enterprise Software
8 11 (1.01%) Data Structures
9 10 (0.92%) DTV
10 9 (0.83%) Statistics
11 8 (0.74%) Informatics
11 8 (0.74%) Mobile App
12 7 (0.64%) User Experience
12 7 (0.64%) Visualisation
13 6 (0.55%) Data Extraction
13 6 (0.55%) Data Integration
13 6 (0.55%) Client/Server
14 4 (0.37%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 141 (12.97%) Windows
2 92 (8.46%) UNIX
3 72 (6.62%) Linux
4 31 (2.85%) Windows Server 2008
5 29 (2.67%) Windows Server 2012
6 22 (2.02%) Windows Server 2003
7 18 (1.66%) Solaris
8 16 (1.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 13 (1.20%) Windows 7
10 12 (1.10%) zOS
11 11 (1.01%) Windows XP
12 10 (0.92%) Mac OS X
13 8 (0.74%) AIX
14 7 (0.64%) MVS
14 7 (0.64%) VME
15 6 (0.55%) Android
15 6 (0.55%) Apple iOS
16 4 (0.37%) HPUX
17 3 (0.28%) Debian
17 3 (0.28%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 219 (20.15%) Business Intelligence
2 183 (16.84%) ETL
3 157 (14.44%) Agile Software Development
4 114 (10.49%) Migration
5 84 (7.73%) Data Modelling
6 70 (6.44%) TDD
7 66 (6.07%) Unit Testing
8 62 (5.70%) ITIL
9 61 (5.61%) CRM
10 60 (5.52%) Data Analysis
11 58 (5.34%) SDLC
12 53 (4.88%) MVC
12 53 (4.88%) Data Migration
13 51 (4.69%) Continuous Integration
14 45 (4.14%) OO
15 44 (4.05%) Workflow
16 42 (3.86%) Data Security
17 41 (3.77%) Performance Tuning
18 37 (3.40%) Scrum
19 36 (3.31%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 208 (19.14%) T-SQL
2 138 (12.70%) PL/SQL
3 135 (12.42%) Java
4 121 (11.13%) C#
5 118 (10.86%) JavaScript
6 54 (4.97%) C++
7 37 (3.40%) VB
8 32 (2.94%) VBA
9 28 (2.58%) PowerShell
10 22 (2.02%) Python
10 22 (2.02%) Perl
11 20 (1.84%) PHP
12 19 (1.75%) Shell Script
13 18 (1.66%) C
14 17 (1.56%) VBScript
15 10 (0.92%) Scala
16 8 (0.74%) REXX
17 7 (0.64%) JCL
17 7 (0.64%) Ruby
17 7 (0.64%) XPath
Qualifications
1 93 (8.56%) Security Cleared
2 57 (5.24%) SC Cleared
3 37 (3.40%) Degree
4 29 (2.67%) Microsoft Certification
5 25 (2.30%) Cisco Certification
5 25 (2.30%) CCNA
6 22 (2.02%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 14 (1.29%) DV Cleared
8 13 (1.20%) MCITP
8 13 (1.20%) ISEB
8 13 (1.20%) CCNP
9 11 (1.01%) ITIL Certification
10 10 (0.92%) MCP
10 10 (0.92%) MCSE
11 9 (0.83%) MCSA
11 9 (0.83%) A+ Certification
11 9 (0.83%) CISSP
11 9 (0.83%) ISTQB
12 8 (0.74%) Citrix Certification
13 7 (0.64%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (4.69%) QA
2 8 (0.74%) SLA
3 4 (0.37%) HL7
4 1 (0.092%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.092%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 44 (4.05%) Active Directory
2 42 (3.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (1.56%) VMware ESX
4 16 (1.47%) Hyper-V
5 12 (1.10%) Time Sharing Option
6 8 (0.74%) vSphere
6 8 (0.74%) XenApp
7 7 (0.64%) RACF
7 7 (0.64%) Job Entry Subsystem
8 6 (0.55%) VMware ESXi
8 6 (0.55%) XenServer
8 6 (0.55%) XenDesktop
9 3 (0.28%) Docker
9 3 (0.28%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 2 (0.18%) Microsoft App-V
11 1 (0.092%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 19 (1.75%) HP Quality Center
2 18 (1.66%) SCCM
3 17 (1.56%) SCOM
4 8 (0.74%) Backup Exec
5 7 (0.64%) Puppet
6 6 (0.55%) OMEGAMON
6 6 (0.55%) zSecure
7 3 (0.28%) Hyperic
7 3 (0.28%) McAfee ePO
8 2 (0.18%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (0.18%) CA LISA
8 2 (0.18%) BladeLogic
8 2 (0.18%) Norton AntiVirus
8 2 (0.18%) NetBackup
9 1 (0.092%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 1 (0.092%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 1 (0.092%) WSUS
9 1 (0.092%) WMI
9 1 (0.092%) Oracle Identity Management
9 1 (0.092%) Oracle EDQ
Vendors
1 259 (23.83%) Oracle
2 219 (20.15%) Microsoft
3 66 (6.07%) VMware
4 43 (3.96%) Citrix
5 39 (3.59%) SAP
6 38 (3.50%) IBM
7 36 (3.31%) Teradata
8 33 (3.04%) Informatica
9 28 (2.58%) HP
10 27 (2.48%) Tableau
11 23 (2.12%) Cognos
12 22 (2.02%) Symantec
13 19 (1.75%) Talend
13 19 (1.75%) Sybase
14 18 (1.66%) Cisco
15 14 (1.29%) PeopleSoft
16 13 (1.20%) McAfee
17 11 (1.01%) Sun
18 10 (0.92%) Sophos
19 9 (0.83%) Remedy
North West
Vivid Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £450 - 500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Greater Manchester
Exposed Solutions
Rate: £450.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Square One Resources
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Square One Resources
Rate: Up to £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Blackpool, Lancashire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Venturi
Rate: £250 - £300 per day + DOE
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Square One Resources
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Square One Resources
Rate: Good/negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £170.00 - £200.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £0.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Greater Manchester
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £300 - £375 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Parallel Consulting
Rate: £300 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Lancashire
Venn Group
Rate: £180 - £240 Per Day
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
TEKsystems
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Rate: Excellent Rates
Posted: 6 days ago
Rochdale, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £11 - £16 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Parallel Consulting
Rate: £300 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago