The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cheltenham with a requirement for SQL skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SQL over the 3 months to 25 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

SQL (Structured Query Language)
Gloucestershire / Cheltenham
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 9 7 5
Rank change year-on-year -2 -2  
Contract jobs citing SQL 8 18 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheltenham 10.81% 14.63% 18.37%
As % of the Programming Languages category 27.59% 29.03% 33.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 13 21
Median daily rate £325 £325 £408
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -20.24%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £266 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £396 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £340
% change year-on-year +3.44% +6.61%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £45.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £32.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year +23.07% +44.44%  

SQL is in the programming language skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Cheltenham with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Cheltenham
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 29 62 80
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheltenham 39.19% 50.41% 54.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 32 60
Median daily rate £325 £325 £408
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -20.24%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £300 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £475 £483
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 4
Median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +5.88%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year +13.33% +1.35%  

SQL
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheltenham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheltenham citing SQL as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Programming Languages category.

Job vacancy trend for SQL in Cheltenham

SQL
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheltenham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SQL in Cheltenham.

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL in Cheltenham

SQL
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cheltenham

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL in Cheltenham over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SQL in Cheltenham

SQL
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cheltenham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL in Cheltenham.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL in Cheltenham

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 Cheltenham region with a requirement for SQL.

1 9 (52.94%) Windows
2 7 (41.18%) JIRA
3 6 (35.29%) Manual Testing
3 6 (35.29%) Apple iOS
3 6 (35.29%) Android
3 6 (35.29%) Test Automation
3 6 (35.29%) Issue Tracking
3 6 (35.29%) CMS
3 6 (35.29%) Content Management
3 6 (35.29%) E-Commerce
3 6 (35.29%) Internet
4 4 (23.53%) HTML
5 3 (17.65%) JavaScript
5 3 (17.65%) SQL Server
5 3 (17.65%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (17.65%) IBM
5 3 (17.65%) Regression Testing
5 3 (17.65%) Finance
5 3 (17.65%) Migration
5 3 (17.65%) Smoke Testing
5 3 (17.65%) Test Planning
5 3 (17.65%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (17.65%) QA
5 3 (17.65%) IBM Sterling
5 3 (17.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (11.76%) WCF
6 2 (11.76%) Data Migration
6 2 (11.76%) SC Cleared
6 2 (11.76%) Security Cleared
6 2 (11.76%) jQuery

SQL
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheltenham 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 6 (35.29%) CMS
2 1 (5.88%) Confluence
2 1 (5.88%) SAS
2 1 (5.88%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (5.88%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (35.29%) Internet
2 1 (5.88%) Firewall
2 1 (5.88%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (17.65%) SQL Server
1 3 (17.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (5.88%) Data Mining
2 1 (5.88%) Oracle BI Publisher
2 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (5.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 7 (41.18%) JIRA
2 2 (11.76%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (5.88%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (5.88%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (17.65%) Finance
2 2 (11.76%) Retail
3 1 (5.88%) Advertising
3 1 (5.88%) Aerospace
3 1 (5.88%) Marketing
3 1 (5.88%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 8 (47.06%) Analyst
2 5 (29.41%) Test Analyst
3 4 (23.53%) Developer
4 3 (17.65%) Support Analyst
4 3 (17.65%) Tester
5 2 (11.76%) .NET Developer
5 2 (11.76%) Business Intelligence Analyst
5 2 (11.76%) C# Developer
5 2 (11.76%) Data Analyst
5 2 (11.76%) E-Commerce Analyst
5 2 (11.76%) E-Commerce Test Analyst
5 2 (11.76%) E-Commerce Tester
5 2 (11.76%) Software Developer
5 2 (11.76%) Web Analyst
5 2 (11.76%) Web Test Analyst
5 2 (11.76%) Web Tester
6 1 (5.88%) C# .NET Developer
6 1 (5.88%) Data Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) Digital Campaign Manager
6 1 (5.88%) SC Cleared Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (23.53%) HTML
2 2 (11.76%) .NET
2 2 (11.76%) CSS
2 2 (11.76%) HTML5
2 2 (11.76%) jQuery
2 2 (11.76%) WCF
2 2 (11.76%) XML
3 1 (5.88%) ASP.NET
3 1 (5.88%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 1 (5.88%) CSS3
3 1 (5.88%) Entity Framework
3 1 (5.88%) Kendo UI
3 1 (5.88%) LINQ
3 1 (5.88%) LINQ to SQL
3 1 (5.88%) Silverlight
3 1 (5.88%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 1 (5.88%) WinForms
3 1 (5.88%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 3 (17.65%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.88%) N-Tier
2 1 (5.88%) Social Media
2 1 (5.88%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 9 (52.94%) Windows
2 6 (35.29%) Android
2 6 (35.29%) Apple iOS
3 1 (5.88%) Unix
3 1 (5.88%) Windows 10
3 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (35.29%) Content Management
1 6 (35.29%) E-Commerce
1 6 (35.29%) Issue Tracking
1 6 (35.29%) Manual Testing
1 6 (35.29%) Test Automation
2 3 (17.65%) Business Intelligence
2 3 (17.65%) Migration
2 3 (17.65%) Regression Testing
2 3 (17.65%) Smoke Testing
2 3 (17.65%) Test Planning
3 2 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (11.76%) Data Analysis
3 2 (11.76%) Data Migration
3 2 (11.76%) ETL
3 2 (11.76%) Multichannel Retail
4 1 (5.88%) Data Munging
4 1 (5.88%) ETL Development
4 1 (5.88%) Predictive Modelling
4 1 (5.88%) Statistical Analysis
4 1 (5.88%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 3 (17.65%) JavaScript
2 2 (11.76%) C#
3 1 (5.88%) C++
3 1 (5.88%) PL/SQL
3 1 (5.88%) Python
3 1 (5.88%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 2 (11.76%) SC Cleared
1 2 (11.76%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (17.65%) QA
2 1 (5.88%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (5.88%) Hyper-V
1 1 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 3 (17.65%) IBM
1 3 (17.65%) IBM Sterling
2 1 (5.88%) CA Agile Central
2 1 (5.88%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.88%) Oracle
2 1 (5.88%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
2 1 (5.88%) Salesforce.com
2 1 (5.88%) Telerik
2 1 (5.88%) VMware