Period
to 23 March 2019

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 6 months to 23 March 2019 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
6 months to
23 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 7 9 9
Rank change year-on-year +2 0 +2
Contract jobs citing SQL 151 144 114
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 12.98% 10.44% 10.64%
As % of the Programming Languages category 33.56% 26.42% 30.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 98 97 81
Cheshire median daily rate £375 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% - +7.69%
10th Percentile £285 £257 £220
90th Percentile £516 £488 £488
North West median daily rate £378 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +0.67% +7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
Cheshire median hourly rate - £27.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +28.57% +20.00%
North West median hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £39.00
% change year-on-year -6.25% +2.56% +11.43%

SQL is in the Programming Languages category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
Cheshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 450 545 373
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 38.69% 39.52% 34.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 284 368 282
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £302 £254 £275
90th Percentile £500 £538 £511
North West median daily rate £410 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +2.50% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 9 10
Cheshire median hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £42.48
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.29% -17.60% +142.71%
10th Percentile £24.25 £30.80 £19.35
90th Percentile £45.25 £46.75 £45.46
North West median hourly rate £38.00 £37.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year +1.33% -6.25% +8.11%

SQL
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

Job postings citing SQL as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cheshire.

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 6 months to 23 March 2019.

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 6 months to 23 March 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Crewe +9 43 £438 +9.38% 5
Warrington +10 26 £350 - 15
Knutsford -8 24 £346 -3.92% 3
Chester +1 20 £381 +5.17% 15
Wilmslow - 5 £375 - 4
Widnes - 2 £400 -
Northwich +1 1 £385 +18.46%
Macclesfield 0 1 £363 - 4
Congleton - 1 £325 -
SQL
North West

For the 6 months to 23 March 2019, IT contractor jobs citing SQL also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Cheshire region with a requirement for SQL.

1 51 (33.77%) SQL Server
2 42 (27.81%) Microsoft
3 41 (27.15%) C#
3 41 (27.15%) Agile Software Development
4 37 (24.50%) HTML
5 34 (22.52%) .NET
6 33 (21.85%) Java
7 32 (21.19%) SOAP
7 32 (21.19%) Microsoft Azure
8 29 (19.21%) REST
9 28 (18.54%) Test Automation
9 28 (18.54%) Jenkins
9 28 (18.54%) JavaScript
10 27 (17.88%) JIRA
11 25 (16.56%) Business Intelligence
12 24 (15.89%) T-SQL
12 24 (15.89%) Oracle
12 24 (15.89%) Finance
13 23 (15.23%) Migration
13 23 (15.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 23 (15.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 22 (14.57%) CSS
15 20 (13.25%) Windows
15 20 (13.25%) JSON
16 19 (12.58%) Web Services
17 18 (11.92%) ASP.NET
17 18 (11.92%) PL/SQL
17 18 (11.92%) MVC
18 17 (11.26%) CRM
18 17 (11.26%) Selenium

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 5 (3.31%) MS Exchange
2 4 (2.65%) SharePoint
3 3 (1.99%) JBoss
3 3 (1.99%) Jetty
3 3 (1.99%) Tomcat
4 2 (1.32%) Confluence
5 1 (0.66%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.66%) CMS
5 1 (0.66%) ColdFusion
5 1 (0.66%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.66%) IIS
5 1 (0.66%) Oracle Workflow
5 1 (0.66%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.66%) Umbraco
Applications
1 1 (0.66%) Fireworks
1 1 (0.66%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.66%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 16 (10.60%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.32%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (1.32%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 32 (21.19%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (6.62%) PaaS
3 9 (5.96%) IaaS
4 8 (5.30%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (5.30%) SaaS
5 7 (4.64%) Boomi
6 4 (2.65%) Amazon EC2
6 4 (2.65%) Amazon Glacier
6 4 (2.65%) Amazon S3
6 4 (2.65%) Azure Active Directory
7 3 (1.99%) Azure Data Factory
7 3 (1.99%) Office 365
7 3 (1.99%) Yarn
8 2 (1.32%) npm
8 2 (1.32%) Serverless
9 1 (0.66%) AWS Lambda
9 1 (0.66%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.66%) GitHub
9 1 (0.66%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.99%) Firewall
1 3 (1.99%) Intranet
2 2 (1.32%) LAN
2 2 (1.32%) SAN
2 2 (1.32%) WAN
3 1 (0.66%) NAS
3 1 (0.66%) Reverse Proxy
3 1 (0.66%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (33.77%) SQL Server
2 23 (15.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 23 (15.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 17 (11.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 11 (7.28%) Azure SQL Database
4 11 (7.28%) Data Warehouse
5 9 (5.96%) Power BI
6 7 (4.64%) NoSQL
6 7 (4.64%) SQL Server 2008
7 6 (3.97%) QlikView
7 6 (3.97%) SQL CLR
7 6 (3.97%) SQL Server 2012
8 5 (3.31%) Data Mining
8 5 (3.31%) Relational Database
9 4 (2.65%) Amazon Athena
9 4 (2.65%) Amazon Redshift
10 3 (1.99%) Data Lake
10 3 (1.99%) MongoDB
10 3 (1.99%) MySQL
11 2 (1.32%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 28 (18.54%) Jenkins
2 27 (17.88%) JIRA
3 17 (11.26%) Selenium
4 12 (7.95%) Git (software)
5 11 (7.28%) JMeter
6 9 (5.96%) JUnit
7 7 (4.64%) SoapUI
7 7 (4.64%) Visual Studio Team System
8 5 (3.31%) Maven
8 5 (3.31%) WebDriver
9 4 (2.65%) Selenium IDE
10 3 (1.99%) Cucumber
10 3 (1.99%) Eclipse
10 3 (1.99%) Gradle
10 3 (1.99%) IntelliJ
10 3 (1.99%) NetBeans
10 3 (1.99%) Oracle Forms
10 3 (1.99%) TeamCity
10 3 (1.99%) Zephyr
11 2 (1.32%) Visual Studio
General
1 24 (15.89%) Finance
2 8 (5.30%) Banking
3 5 (3.31%) Automotive
4 4 (2.65%) Investment Banking
4 4 (2.65%) Law
5 3 (1.99%) Local Government
5 3 (1.99%) Marketing
6 2 (1.32%) Electronics
6 2 (1.32%) Front Office
6 2 (1.32%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.32%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.66%) Back Office
7 1 (0.66%) Legal
7 1 (0.66%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 69 (45.70%) Developer
2 23 (15.23%) Tester
3 15 (9.93%) DBA
3 15 (9.93%) SQL DBA
4 14 (9.27%) Analyst
5 11 (7.28%) Automation Tester
5 11 (7.28%) SQL Developer
6 10 (6.62%) .NET Developer
6 10 (6.62%) Architect
6 10 (6.62%) Java Developer
7 9 (5.96%) C# Developer
7 9 (5.96%) Full Stack Developer
8 8 (5.30%) Microsoft Developer
8 8 (5.30%) Test Analyst
9 7 (4.64%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 6 (3.97%) Automation Test Analyst
10 6 (3.97%) C# .NET Developer
11 5 (3.31%) Project Manager
12 4 (2.65%) Technical Architect
12 4 (2.65%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (24.50%) HTML
2 34 (22.52%) .NET
3 32 (21.19%) SOAP
4 29 (19.21%) REST
5 22 (14.57%) CSS
6 20 (13.25%) JSON
7 19 (12.58%) Web Services
8 18 (11.92%) ASP.NET
9 15 (9.93%) Node.js
9 15 (9.93%) XML
10 14 (9.27%) AngularJS
10 14 (9.27%) jQuery
10 14 (9.27%) React
11 13 (8.61%) .NET Framework
12 12 (7.95%) Spring
13 10 (6.62%) HTML5
13 10 (6.62%) Spring Boot
14 9 (5.96%) ADO.NET
15 7 (4.64%) Servlets
16 6 (3.97%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 16 (10.60%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (3.97%) Data Structures
3 5 (3.31%) Greenfield Project
3 5 (3.31%) NHS
4 3 (1.99%) AS400
4 3 (1.99%) Data Centre
4 3 (1.99%) Mobile App
4 3 (1.99%) PMI
4 3 (1.99%) Tandem
4 3 (1.99%) User Experience
4 3 (1.99%) Virtual Team
5 2 (1.32%) Equities
6 1 (0.66%) Algorithms
6 1 (0.66%) Clustering
6 1 (0.66%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.66%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.66%) PKI
6 1 (0.66%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 20 (13.25%) Windows
2 11 (7.28%) Linux
3 7 (4.64%) Unix
4 5 (3.31%) Windows Server
5 3 (1.99%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (1.32%) Android
6 2 (1.32%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.66%) Oracle Linux
7 1 (0.66%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.66%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (27.15%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (18.54%) Test Automation
3 25 (16.56%) Business Intelligence
4 23 (15.23%) Migration
5 18 (11.92%) MVC
6 17 (11.26%) CRM
7 16 (10.60%) Continuous Integration
8 15 (9.93%) TDD
9 14 (9.27%) DevOps
10 13 (8.61%) ETL
10 13 (8.61%) Problem-Solving
10 13 (8.61%) Workflow
11 12 (7.95%) OWASP
12 11 (7.28%) Security Testing
12 11 (7.28%) Unit Testing
13 10 (6.62%) Data Analysis
13 10 (6.62%) Data Migration
13 10 (6.62%) Microservices
13 10 (6.62%) SOA
14 9 (5.96%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 41 (27.15%) C#
2 33 (21.85%) Java
3 28 (18.54%) JavaScript
4 24 (15.89%) T-SQL
5 18 (11.92%) PL/SQL
6 11 (7.28%) PowerShell
7 8 (5.30%) Python
8 5 (3.31%) Shell Script
8 5 (3.31%) VB.NET
9 3 (1.99%) C
9 3 (1.99%) PHP
9 3 (1.99%) TypeScript
10 2 (1.32%) ES6
10 2 (1.32%) Java 8
10 2 (1.32%) R
10 2 (1.32%) X++
11 1 (0.66%) Groovy
11 1 (0.66%) Perl
11 1 (0.66%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 7 (4.64%) Security Cleared
2 6 (3.97%) BPSS Clearance
3 4 (2.65%) DBS Check
3 4 (2.65%) SC Cleared
4 3 (1.99%) PMI Certification
5 1 (0.66%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.31%) QA
2 1 (0.66%) PMO
System Software
1 3 (1.99%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.32%) Docker
2 2 (1.32%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.66%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 1 (0.66%) HDFS
3 1 (0.66%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.66%) vSphere
3 1 (0.66%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (1.99%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.66%) HP SIM
2 1 (0.66%) Kubernetes
2 1 (0.66%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (0.66%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (0.66%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.66%) SCCM
2 1 (0.66%) SCOM
2 1 (0.66%) SmoothWall
2 1 (0.66%) WSUS
Vendors
1 42 (27.81%) Microsoft
2 24 (15.89%) Oracle
3 7 (4.64%) Dell
4 5 (3.31%) Tableau
5 4 (2.65%) HP
5 4 (2.65%) VMware
6 3 (1.99%) CA Agile Central
6 3 (1.99%) SAP
6 3 (1.99%) Splunk
7 2 (1.32%) Ab Initio
7 2 (1.32%) Actuate
7 2 (1.32%) Citrix
7 2 (1.32%) Cognos
7 2 (1.32%) Teradata
8 1 (0.66%) Altiris
8 1 (0.66%) Atlassian
8 1 (0.66%) Avaya
8 1 (0.66%) Google
8 1 (0.66%) NetApp
8 1 (0.66%) Zend