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 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
SQL (Structured Query Language)
Gloucestershire / Cheltenham
Rank 5 10 10
Rank change year-on-year +5 0  
Contract jobs citing SQL 9 9 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheltenham 17.31% 11.11% 15.60%
As % of the Programming Languages category 37.50% 22.50% 24.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 4 19
Median daily rate £300 £571 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -47.48% +38.48%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £231 £451 £369
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £630 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £370 £350
% change year-on-year -2.02% +5.71%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.75 £24.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year +65.62% -20.00%  

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 24 40 91
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheltenham 46.15% 49.38% 64.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 14 66
Median daily rate £365 £400 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.75% -8.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £153 £300 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £630 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +4.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 8
Median hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.88% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £42.00 £40.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.25 £42.50 £43.55
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.64 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +4.10% +11.11%  

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 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SQL in Cheltenham.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL in Cheltenham

SQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheltenham

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 10 (40.00%) Windows
2 8 (32.00%) Linux
2 8 (32.00%) Migration
3 7 (28.00%) Replication
3 7 (28.00%) MySQL
4 6 (24.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 6 (24.00%) Incident Management
4 6 (24.00%) JIRA
4 6 (24.00%) Security Cleared
4 6 (24.00%) Issue Tracking
5 5 (20.00%) SC Cleared
5 5 (20.00%) Android
5 5 (20.00%) Manual Testing
5 5 (20.00%) Apple iOS
5 5 (20.00%) ITIL V3
5 5 (20.00%) Automated Testing
5 5 (20.00%) Content Management
5 5 (20.00%) PostgreSQL
5 5 (20.00%) CMS
5 5 (20.00%) Finance
5 5 (20.00%) Internet
5 5 (20.00%) ITIL
5 5 (20.00%) E-Commerce
6 4 (16.00%) SQL Server
6 4 (16.00%) Business Intelligence
7 3 (12.00%) XML
7 3 (12.00%) IBM
7 3 (12.00%) Shell Script
7 3 (12.00%) VMware
7 3 (12.00%) Firewall

SQL
Top Related 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 5 (20.00%) CMS
2 1 (4.00%) Confluence
2 1 (4.00%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (4.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (8.00%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (4.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (8.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (4.00%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (4.00%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (20.00%) Internet
2 3 (12.00%) Firewall
3 1 (4.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (28.00%) MySQL
2 5 (20.00%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (16.00%) SQL Server
4 2 (8.00%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (4.00%) Apache Accumulo
5 1 (4.00%) Oracle BI Publisher
5 1 (4.00%) Oracle Database
5 1 (4.00%) Oracle Database 12c
5 1 (4.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 6 (24.00%) JIRA
2 1 (4.00%) Ant
2 1 (4.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (4.00%) Eclipse
2 1 (4.00%) InstallShield
2 1 (4.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (4.00%) JUnit
2 1 (4.00%) Maven
2 1 (4.00%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (4.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (4.00%) Visual Studio
2 1 (4.00%) WiX
General
1 5 (20.00%) Finance
2 2 (8.00%) Electronics
2 2 (8.00%) Manufacturing
2 2 (8.00%) Marketing
2 2 (8.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (4.00%) Advertising
3 1 (4.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (32.00%) DBA
2 7 (28.00%) Analyst
3 6 (24.00%) SQL DBA
4 5 (20.00%) PostgreSQL DBA
5 4 (16.00%) Developer
5 4 (16.00%) Test Analyst
6 3 (12.00%) Administrator
6 3 (12.00%) Build Engineer
6 3 (12.00%) Desktop Engineer
6 3 (12.00%) Desktop Support
6 3 (12.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 3 (12.00%) MySQL DBA
6 3 (12.00%) SC Cleared Desktop Support
6 3 (12.00%) Support Engineer
6 3 (12.00%) Tester
7 2 (8.00%) E-Commerce Analyst
7 2 (8.00%) E-Commerce Test Analyst
7 2 (8.00%) E-Commerce Tester
7 2 (8.00%) Web Analyst
7 2 (8.00%) Web Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (12.00%) XML
2 1 (4.00%) .NET
2 1 (4.00%) AngularJS
2 1 (4.00%) ASP.NET
2 1 (4.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
2 1 (4.00%) CSS
2 1 (4.00%) DCOM
2 1 (4.00%) HTML
2 1 (4.00%) jQuery
2 1 (4.00%) LINQ
2 1 (4.00%) LINQ to SQL
2 1 (4.00%) MFC
2 1 (4.00%) Middleware
2 1 (4.00%) Node.js
2 1 (4.00%) React
2 1 (4.00%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 7 (28.00%) Replication
2 2 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (8.00%) Client/Server
3 1 (4.00%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 10 (40.00%) Windows
2 8 (32.00%) Linux
3 5 (20.00%) Android
3 5 (20.00%) Apple iOS
4 3 (12.00%) Windows 10
4 3 (12.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (12.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (8.00%) Unix
6 1 (4.00%) CentOS
6 1 (4.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (32.00%) Migration
2 6 (24.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 6 (24.00%) Incident Management
2 6 (24.00%) Issue Tracking
3 5 (20.00%) Automated Testing
3 5 (20.00%) Content Management
3 5 (20.00%) E-Commerce
3 5 (20.00%) ITIL
3 5 (20.00%) ITIL V3
3 5 (20.00%) Manual Testing
4 4 (16.00%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (12.00%) Regression Testing
5 3 (12.00%) Smoke Testing
5 3 (12.00%) Test Planning
5 3 (12.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (8.00%) Customer Requirements
6 2 (8.00%) Data Protection
6 2 (8.00%) Feasibility Study
6 2 (8.00%) Multichannel Retail
6 2 (8.00%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 3 (12.00%) JavaScript
1 3 (12.00%) Shell Script
2 2 (8.00%) C#
2 2 (8.00%) C++
2 2 (8.00%) Perl
2 2 (8.00%) PL/SQL
2 2 (8.00%) VC++
3 1 (4.00%) Bash Shell
3 1 (4.00%) Java
3 1 (4.00%) PHP
3 1 (4.00%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 6 (24.00%) Security Cleared
2 5 (20.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (4.00%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.00%) QA
System Software
1 3 (12.00%) Hyper-V
1 3 (12.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (4.00%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 3 (12.00%) IBM
1 3 (12.00%) IBM Sterling
1 3 (12.00%) Oracle
1 3 (12.00%) VMware
2 2 (8.00%) SAP
3 1 (4.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (4.00%) Red Hat