The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 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 22 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)
North West / Cheshire
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 7 5 6
Rank change year-on-year -2 +1  
Contract jobs citing SQL 79 139 142
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 12.42% 15.11% 14.10%
As % of the Programming Languages category 30.98% 37.57% 36.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 98 77
Median daily rate £375 £388 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.22% +10.71%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £264 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £340
% change year-on-year +3.44% +6.61%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Median hourly rate £30.00 £20.78 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +44.36% -37.03%  
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 Cheshire with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Cheshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 255 370 384
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 40.09% 40.22% 38.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 188 278 255
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £301 £294
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £550 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 7 2
Median hourly rate £32.00 £21.00 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +52.38% -36.36%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +14.86% +2.77%  

SQL
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheshire 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 Cheshire

SQL
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL in Cheshire

SQL
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL in Cheshire over the 3 months to 22 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SQL in Cheshire

SQL
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL in Cheshire

SQL
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 22 June 2017. 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 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
Warrington +12 18 £363 +11.53% 12
Chester -8 14 £355 -13.93% 13
Knutsford +10 13 £400 +1.58% 8
Crewe - 4 £275 - 2
Macclesfield -5 2 £435 +29.85% 2
Wilmslow - 2 £394 - 3
Runcorn - 1 - - 5
SQL
North West

For the 6 months to 22 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for SQL.

1 51 (36.69%) Java
2 47 (33.81%) Agile Software Development
3 43 (30.94%) SQL Server
4 39 (28.06%) Oracle
5 36 (25.90%) Finance
6 32 (23.02%) ETL
7 29 (20.86%) TDD
8 28 (20.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 24 (17.27%) JavaScript
9 24 (17.27%) Continuous Integration
10 23 (16.55%) .NET
10 23 (16.55%) Web Services
10 23 (16.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 22 (15.83%) Banking
12 21 (15.11%) Spring
12 21 (15.11%) C#
12 21 (15.11%) Git (software)
12 21 (15.11%) REST
13 20 (14.39%) J2EE
14 19 (13.67%) T-SQL
14 19 (13.67%) SOAP
14 19 (13.67%) jQuery
15 18 (12.95%) Big Data
15 18 (12.95%) MySQL
15 18 (12.95%) Data Warehouse
15 18 (12.95%) Business Intelligence
16 17 (12.23%) Hibernate
16 17 (12.23%) OO
16 17 (12.23%) PL/SQL
17 16 (11.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services

SQL
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire 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 8 (5.76%) JBoss
1 8 (5.76%) SharePoint
2 4 (2.88%) BizTalk Server
2 4 (2.88%) WebSphere
3 3 (2.16%) Apache
3 3 (2.16%) IIS
3 3 (2.16%) MS Exchange
3 3 (2.16%) Tomcat
3 3 (2.16%) WebSphere Application Server
4 2 (1.44%) Apache Pig
4 2 (1.44%) Apache Spark
4 2 (1.44%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (1.44%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 2 (1.44%) SAS
4 2 (1.44%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (1.44%) Skype for Business
4 2 (1.44%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.72%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.72%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 4 (2.88%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.72%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 3 (2.16%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (1.44%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.72%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.72%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.72%) Sage X3
3 1 (0.72%) SAP MDG
3 1 (0.72%) SAP MDM
3 1 (0.72%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 10 (7.19%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.44%) Amazon Kinesis
2 2 (1.44%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (1.44%) GitHub
2 2 (1.44%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.72%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.60%) Broadband
1 5 (3.60%) X.509
2 4 (2.88%) LAN
2 4 (2.88%) WAN
3 3 (2.16%) VLAN
4 2 (1.44%) DHCP
4 2 (1.44%) DNS
4 2 (1.44%) Fibre Channel
4 2 (1.44%) Internet
4 2 (1.44%) NetScaler
4 2 (1.44%) Skype
4 2 (1.44%) TCP/IP
4 2 (1.44%) tcpdump
4 2 (1.44%) Wireshark
5 1 (0.72%) DMZ
5 1 (0.72%) Firewall
5 1 (0.72%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (30.94%) SQL Server
2 28 (20.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 23 (16.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 18 (12.95%) Big Data
4 18 (12.95%) Data Warehouse
4 18 (12.95%) MySQL
5 16 (11.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 15 (10.79%) Oracle Database
7 14 (10.07%) NoSQL
8 12 (8.63%) MongoDB
9 10 (7.19%) PostgreSQL
10 9 (6.47%) Oracle Database 11g
11 8 (5.76%) SQL Server 2012
12 7 (5.04%) RDBMS
12 7 (5.04%) Relational Database
13 6 (4.32%) SQL Server 2014
14 5 (3.60%) DB2
14 5 (3.60%) SQL Server 2005
14 5 (3.60%) SQL Server 2008
14 5 (3.60%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 21 (15.11%) Git (software)
2 15 (10.79%) JIRA
3 13 (9.35%) Jenkins
4 12 (8.63%) JUnit
5 9 (6.47%) Team Foundation Server
6 7 (5.04%) Bitbucket
6 7 (5.04%) Cucumber
7 6 (4.32%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 6 (4.32%) Eclipse
7 6 (4.32%) Gradle
7 6 (4.32%) Hudson
7 6 (4.32%) IntelliJ
7 6 (4.32%) Subversion
8 5 (3.60%) Talend Open Studio
9 4 (2.88%) JProfiler
9 4 (2.88%) Maven
9 4 (2.88%) Selenium
9 4 (2.88%) SoapUI
9 4 (2.88%) TeamCity
9 4 (2.88%) Visual Studio
General
1 36 (25.90%) Finance
2 22 (15.83%) Banking
3 8 (5.76%) Retail
4 5 (3.60%) Telecoms
5 4 (2.88%) Investment Banking
5 4 (2.88%) Local Government
6 2 (1.44%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.44%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.72%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.72%) Prime Brokerage
7 1 (0.72%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 62 (44.60%) Developer
2 29 (20.86%) Analyst
3 23 (16.55%) Java Developer
4 18 (12.95%) SQL Developer
5 11 (7.91%) DBA
6 10 (7.19%) .NET Developer
6 10 (7.19%) SQL DBA
6 10 (7.19%) Test Analyst
7 9 (6.47%) PL/SQL Developer
7 9 (6.47%) SQL Analyst
7 9 (6.47%) Tester
8 8 (5.76%) Architect
8 8 (5.76%) Data Analyst
8 8 (5.76%) Technical Leader
9 7 (5.04%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 7 (5.04%) J2EE Developer
9 7 (5.04%) Java/J2EE Developer
10 5 (3.60%) Java Architect
10 5 (3.60%) Java Technical Architect
10 5 (3.60%) Lead Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (16.55%) .NET
1 23 (16.55%) Web Services
2 21 (15.11%) REST
2 21 (15.11%) Spring
3 20 (14.39%) J2EE
4 19 (13.67%) jQuery
4 19 (13.67%) SOAP
5 17 (12.23%) Hibernate
6 11 (7.91%) AngularJS
7 10 (7.19%) ASP.NET
7 10 (7.19%) EJB
7 10 (7.19%) JSON
7 10 (7.19%) XML
8 9 (6.47%) HTML
8 9 (6.47%) JPA
9 8 (5.76%) EJB 3.0
9 8 (5.76%) RESTful
10 7 (5.04%) .NET Framework
10 7 (5.04%) Apache Camel
10 7 (5.04%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 11 (7.91%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (7.19%) Mobile App
3 6 (4.32%) Client/Server
4 5 (3.60%) Clustering
4 5 (3.60%) Replication
5 4 (2.88%) NHS
6 2 (1.44%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.72%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.72%) Data Centre
7 1 (0.72%) DataPower
7 1 (0.72%) Derivative
7 1 (0.72%) PMI
7 1 (0.72%) Robotics
7 1 (0.72%) Taxonomies
7 1 (0.72%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 15 (10.79%) Linux
2 9 (6.47%) Unix
2 9 (6.47%) Windows
3 6 (4.32%) Windows Server
4 5 (3.60%) Android
5 4 (2.88%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (2.16%) Apple iOS
6 3 (2.16%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (1.44%) CentOS
7 2 (1.44%) Windows 2000 Server
7 2 (1.44%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.72%) AIX
8 1 (0.72%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.72%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (33.81%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (23.02%) ETL
3 29 (20.86%) TDD
4 24 (17.27%) Continuous Integration
5 18 (12.95%) Business Intelligence
6 17 (12.23%) OO
7 14 (10.07%) High Availability
8 13 (9.35%) MVC
9 12 (8.63%) DevOps
10 11 (7.91%) Test Automation
11 10 (7.19%) BDD
12 9 (6.47%) Unit Testing
13 8 (5.76%) Analytics
13 8 (5.76%) Performance Tuning
13 8 (5.76%) Scrum
14 7 (5.04%) E-Commerce
14 7 (5.04%) Integration Testing
14 7 (5.04%) Mobile Application Development
14 7 (5.04%) Open Source
15 6 (4.32%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 51 (36.69%) Java
2 24 (17.27%) JavaScript
3 21 (15.11%) C#
4 19 (13.67%) T-SQL
5 17 (12.23%) PL/SQL
6 8 (5.76%) Python
7 6 (4.32%) PowerShell
8 4 (2.88%) Perl
8 4 (2.88%) Shell Script
9 3 (2.16%) C
9 3 (2.16%) Korn
9 3 (2.16%) TypeScript
10 2 (1.44%) AWK
10 2 (1.44%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
10 2 (1.44%) PHP
10 2 (1.44%) Scala
10 2 (1.44%) sed
10 2 (1.44%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.72%) C++
11 1 (0.72%) RPG
Qualifications
1 5 (3.60%) ISEB
2 3 (2.16%) ISTQB
3 1 (0.72%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.32%) QA
2 4 (2.88%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.72%) Cyber Essentials
3 1 (0.72%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
System Software
1 4 (2.88%) vSphere
2 2 (1.44%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.44%) HDFS
2 2 (1.44%) Hyper-V
2 2 (1.44%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (1.44%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (1.44%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.44%) XenApp
3 1 (0.72%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 3 (2.16%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.44%) Control-M
2 2 (1.44%) Failover Clustering
2 2 (1.44%) Grafana
2 2 (1.44%) Graphite
2 2 (1.44%) Perfmon
2 2 (1.44%) SCCM
2 2 (1.44%) SCOM
2 2 (1.44%) vCenter Server
2 2 (1.44%) vMotion
3 1 (0.72%) Kibana
3 1 (0.72%) logstash
3 1 (0.72%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (0.72%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (0.72%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 1 (0.72%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (0.72%) Webmin
Vendors
1 39 (28.06%) Oracle
2 14 (10.07%) Microsoft
3 6 (4.32%) Perforce
4 5 (3.60%) Ab Initio
4 5 (3.60%) IBM
4 5 (3.60%) Talend
4 5 (3.60%) Vertica
5 4 (2.88%) VMware
6 3 (2.16%) Citrix
6 3 (2.16%) DevExpress
6 3 (2.16%) Google
7 2 (1.44%) AppSense
7 2 (1.44%) CA
7 2 (1.44%) EqualLogic
7 2 (1.44%) Pega
7 2 (1.44%) Red Hat
7 2 (1.44%) Tableau
7 2 (1.44%) Teradata
7 2 (1.44%) Twitter
8 1 (0.72%) Kofax
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