Period
to 21 July 2018

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 21 July 2018 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
21 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 5 7 5
Rank change year-on-year +2 -2 0
Contract jobs citing SQL 197 159 284
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 14.37% 12.80% 15.14%
As % of the Programming Languages category 31.32% 31.80% 35.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 127 121 201
Cheshire median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.14% -6.67%
10th Percentile £285 £275 £213
90th Percentile £488 £475 £475
North West median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 7
Cheshire median hourly rate £23.75 £30.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.83% +50.00% -13.04%
10th Percentile £18.75 £30.00 £15.30
90th Percentile £24.75 £30.00 £23.77
North West median hourly rate £36.25 £39.50 £22.54
% change year-on-year -8.23% +75.24% +4.84%

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 629 500 792
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 45.88% 40.26% 42.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 430 372 561
Cheshire median daily rate £375 £420 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.71% +8.39% -1.43%
10th Percentile £268 £284 £263
90th Percentile £500 £500 £508
North West median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 19 21
Cheshire median hourly rate £25.00 £37.48 £22.54
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -33.29% +66.26% -19.50%
10th Percentile £20.00 £30.00 £13.00
90th Percentile £54.25 £53.00 £36.25
North West median hourly rate £36.25 £40.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year -9.38% +23.08% -7.14%

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 21 July 2018.

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 21 July 2018. 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
Chester +3 49 £375 +7.14% 28
Crewe -1 35 £375 +7.14% 9
Knutsford -4 23 £380 -5.00% 7
Warrington -3 21 £325 -10.34% 30
Macclesfield +9 10 £325 -26.97% 7
Wilmslow -4 5 - - 6
Widnes - 3 £300 -
Winsford - 1 £450 - 3
Nantwich - 1 £375 - 5
SQL
North West

For the 6 months to 21 July 2018, 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 72 (36.55%) Agile Software Development
2 66 (33.50%) SQL Server
3 54 (27.41%) .NET
4 52 (26.40%) C#
5 48 (24.37%) Finance
6 43 (21.83%) Java
7 41 (20.81%) Web Services
8 39 (19.80%) JavaScript
9 38 (19.29%) Microsoft Azure
10 37 (18.78%) Windows
11 36 (18.27%) Oracle
12 35 (17.77%) Microsoft
13 32 (16.24%) Business Intelligence
14 29 (14.72%) T-SQL
14 29 (14.72%) Migration
14 29 (14.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 27 (13.71%) Relational Database
15 27 (13.71%) ASP.NET
16 26 (13.20%) Problem-Solving
17 25 (12.69%) Python
18 23 (11.68%) PowerShell
19 21 (10.66%) NoSQL
19 21 (10.66%) ETL
19 21 (10.66%) XML
19 21 (10.66%) Analytical Skills
19 21 (10.66%) Windows Server
20 20 (10.15%) Unix
20 20 (10.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
20 20 (10.15%) AngularJS
21 19 (9.64%) Docker

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 12 (6.09%) MS Exchange
2 11 (5.58%) Exchange Server 2010
3 8 (4.06%) Apache Spark
4 6 (3.05%) Exchange Server 2013
4 6 (3.05%) Skype for Business
5 5 (2.54%) Elasticsearch
5 5 (2.54%) IIS
5 5 (2.54%) SAS
5 5 (2.54%) SharePoint
5 5 (2.54%) Umbraco
6 4 (2.03%) Apache
6 4 (2.03%) Confluence
6 4 (2.03%) Exchange Server 2007
6 4 (2.03%) JBoss
6 4 (2.03%) NServiceBus
6 4 (2.03%) SharePoint 2013
6 4 (2.03%) Tomcat
7 3 (1.52%) Apache Solr
7 3 (1.52%) CMS
8 2 (1.02%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 5 (2.54%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.02%) HipChat
2 2 (1.02%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.51%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (4.06%) Oracle EBS
1 8 (4.06%) Oracle EBS R12
2 5 (2.54%) Oracle Applications
3 3 (1.52%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (1.52%) Oracle Internet Expenses
3 3 (1.52%) Oracle Payables
3 3 (1.52%) Oracle Receivables
3 3 (1.52%) Teamcenter
4 2 (1.02%) Oracle Cash Management
4 2 (1.02%) Oracle iProcurement
5 1 (0.51%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.51%) Oracle 11i
5 1 (0.51%) Oracle Assets
5 1 (0.51%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.51%) Oracle General Ledger
5 1 (0.51%) Oracle HRMS
Cloud Services
1 38 (19.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 18 (9.14%) Amazon AWS
3 10 (5.08%) Office 365
4 9 (4.57%) Azure Active Directory
5 5 (2.54%) Dynamics 365
5 5 (2.54%) OpenShift
5 5 (2.54%) Taleo
6 4 (2.03%) Cloud Computing
6 4 (2.03%) GitHub
7 3 (1.52%) PaaS
7 3 (1.52%) Trello
8 2 (1.02%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (1.02%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.51%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.51%) Boomi
9 1 (0.51%) IaaS
9 1 (0.51%) npm
9 1 (0.51%) SaaS
9 1 (0.51%) Serverless
9 1 (0.51%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 11 (5.58%) LAN
1 11 (5.58%) WAN
2 6 (3.05%) DNS
3 5 (2.54%) DHCP
3 5 (2.54%) SAN
4 4 (2.03%) IPsec
4 4 (2.03%) Reverse Proxy
4 4 (2.03%) SMS
5 3 (1.52%) Intranet
6 2 (1.02%) Skype
7 1 (0.51%) Ethernet
7 1 (0.51%) Firewall
7 1 (0.51%) HTTP
7 1 (0.51%) Internet
7 1 (0.51%) MPLS
7 1 (0.51%) NAS
7 1 (0.51%) Network Security
7 1 (0.51%) Remote Desktop
7 1 (0.51%) TCP/IP
7 1 (0.51%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 66 (33.50%) SQL Server
2 29 (14.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 27 (13.71%) Relational Database
4 21 (10.66%) NoSQL
5 20 (10.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 15 (7.61%) DB2
7 14 (7.11%) Big Data
7 14 (7.11%) Redis
8 12 (6.09%) MySQL
9 11 (5.58%) Data Warehouse
9 11 (5.58%) Hadoop
10 7 (3.55%) BusinessObjects
10 7 (3.55%) Data Mining
10 7 (3.55%) MongoDB
10 7 (3.55%) PostgreSQL
10 7 (3.55%) SQL Server 2012
11 5 (2.54%) Amazon Redshift
11 5 (2.54%) SQL Server 2008
11 5 (2.54%) SQL Server 2014
11 5 (2.54%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 19 (9.64%) Git (software)
2 17 (8.63%) Visual Studio
3 15 (7.61%) JIRA
4 14 (7.11%) Jenkins
5 10 (5.08%) JUnit
5 10 (5.08%) Maven
6 7 (3.55%) Selenium
7 6 (3.05%) Mocha
7 6 (3.05%) Mockito
7 6 (3.05%) MSI
7 6 (3.05%) Team Foundation Server
8 5 (2.54%) CA Release Automation
8 5 (2.54%) Gradle
8 5 (2.54%) Octopus Deploy
8 5 (2.54%) TeamCity
9 4 (2.03%) Cucumber
9 4 (2.03%) Grunt
9 4 (2.03%) Protractor
9 4 (2.03%) SoapUI
10 3 (1.52%) Oracle Forms
General
1 48 (24.37%) Finance
2 10 (5.08%) Local Government
3 8 (4.06%) Banking
4 5 (2.54%) Back Office
5 4 (2.03%) Retail
6 2 (1.02%) Billing
6 2 (1.02%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (1.02%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.51%) Advertising
7 1 (0.51%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.51%) Law
7 1 (0.51%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 94 (47.72%) Developer
2 23 (11.68%) .NET Developer
2 23 (11.68%) Analyst
3 20 (10.15%) SQL Developer
4 16 (8.12%) Lead Developer
5 13 (6.60%) Java Developer
6 11 (5.58%) Consultant
6 11 (5.58%) Node.js Developer
7 10 (5.08%) Administrator
7 10 (5.08%) C# Developer
8 9 (4.57%) Architect
8 9 (4.57%) Data Engineer
8 9 (4.57%) Full Stack Developer
9 8 (4.06%) DevOps Engineer
9 8 (4.06%) Windows Administrator
10 7 (3.55%) Data Analyst
10 7 (3.55%) DBA
10 7 (3.55%) Lead .NET Developer
11 6 (3.05%) Business Intelligence Developer
11 6 (3.05%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (27.41%) .NET
2 41 (20.81%) Web Services
3 27 (13.71%) ASP.NET
4 21 (10.66%) XML
5 20 (10.15%) AngularJS
6 19 (9.64%) .NET Framework
6 19 (9.64%) Entity Framework
7 18 (9.14%) HTML
8 15 (7.61%) CSS
9 14 (7.11%) .NET Core
10 13 (6.60%) Node.js
10 13 (6.60%) REST
11 10 (5.08%) JSON
12 9 (4.57%) RESTful
13 8 (4.06%) SOAP
13 8 (4.06%) Spring
14 7 (3.55%) JDBC
15 6 (3.05%) Dropwizard
15 6 (3.05%) Express
15 6 (3.05%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 21 (10.66%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (3.05%) Mobile App
3 5 (2.54%) Fat Client
3 5 (2.54%) Taxonomies
3 5 (2.54%) Thin Client
4 4 (2.03%) Clustering
4 4 (2.03%) Data Centre
4 4 (2.03%) Mainframe
4 4 (2.03%) PKI
5 3 (1.52%) Hybrid Cloud
5 3 (1.52%) W3C
6 2 (1.02%) Data Structures
6 2 (1.02%) Enterprise Cloud
6 2 (1.02%) Greenfield Project
6 2 (1.02%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.02%) NHS
6 2 (1.02%) Reference Data
7 1 (0.51%) Linux Command Line
7 1 (0.51%) Private Cloud
7 1 (0.51%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 37 (18.78%) Windows
2 21 (10.66%) Windows Server
3 20 (10.15%) Unix
4 17 (8.63%) Windows Server 2008
5 13 (6.60%) Linux
6 11 (5.58%) Windows 10
6 11 (5.58%) Windows Server 2012
7 8 (4.06%) Windows Server 2003
8 6 (3.05%) Windows 7
9 3 (1.52%) Android
10 2 (1.02%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (36.55%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (16.24%) Business Intelligence
3 29 (14.72%) Migration
4 26 (13.20%) Problem-Solving
5 21 (10.66%) ETL
6 18 (9.14%) Project Management
7 15 (7.61%) DevOps
7 15 (7.61%) TDD
8 12 (6.09%) Scrum
9 11 (5.58%) Analytics
10 10 (5.08%) Data Analysis
10 10 (5.08%) ITIL
10 10 (5.08%) Performance Tuning
11 9 (4.57%) Continuous Integration
11 9 (4.57%) Data Modelling
11 9 (4.57%) Test Automation
12 8 (4.06%) Data Architecture
12 8 (4.06%) Data Migration
12 8 (4.06%) Visualisation
12 8 (4.06%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 52 (26.40%) C#
2 43 (21.83%) Java
3 39 (19.80%) JavaScript
4 29 (14.72%) T-SQL
5 25 (12.69%) Python
6 23 (11.68%) PowerShell
7 17 (8.63%) PL/SQL
8 8 (4.06%) VB
9 7 (3.55%) Java 8
9 7 (3.55%) Perl
10 6 (3.05%) Bash Shell
11 5 (2.54%) Groovy
11 5 (2.54%) VBScript
12 4 (2.03%) PHP
12 4 (2.03%) Shell Script
12 4 (2.03%) TypeScript
12 4 (2.03%) VBA
13 3 (1.52%) C
13 3 (1.52%) Scala
13 3 (1.52%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 12 (6.09%) Security Cleared
2 4 (2.03%) ISEB
2 4 (2.03%) SC Cleared
3 2 (1.02%) CCNA
3 2 (1.02%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (1.02%) Degree
3 2 (1.02%) ISTQB
3 2 (1.02%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 2 (1.02%) MCSE
3 2 (1.02%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.51%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (0.51%) CCNP
4 1 (0.51%) HP ASE
4 1 (0.51%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (0.51%) MCITP
4 1 (0.51%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.06%) Data Quality
2 7 (3.55%) GDPR
3 5 (2.54%) PMO
4 2 (1.02%) SLA
5 1 (0.51%) GxP
5 1 (0.51%) QA
System Software
1 19 (9.64%) Docker
2 15 (7.61%) Active Directory
3 13 (6.60%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (6.09%) VMware ESXi
5 8 (4.06%) XenApp
6 7 (3.55%) Virtual Machines
7 5 (2.54%) Hyper-V
8 4 (2.03%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 4 (2.03%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 4 (2.03%) etcd
8 4 (2.03%) Microsoft App-V
8 4 (2.03%) vSphere
9 3 (1.52%) VMware Workstation
10 1 (0.51%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 13 (6.60%) Opscode Chef
2 11 (5.58%) SCCM
2 11 (5.58%) Terraform
3 9 (4.57%) WSUS
4 8 (4.06%) Ansible
4 8 (4.06%) McAfee ePO
4 8 (4.06%) vCenter Server
5 7 (3.55%) SCOM
6 4 (2.03%) Consul
6 4 (2.03%) Microsoft Clustering
7 3 (1.52%) HP SIM
7 3 (1.52%) logstash
7 3 (1.52%) SmoothWall
7 3 (1.52%) vMotion
8 2 (1.02%) Puppet
9 1 (0.51%) CA Service Virtualization
9 1 (0.51%) HP ALM
9 1 (0.51%) Kubernetes
9 1 (0.51%) Microsoft Intune
9 1 (0.51%) Salt
Vendors
1 36 (18.27%) Oracle
2 35 (17.77%) Microsoft
3 14 (7.11%) Teradata
4 13 (6.60%) VMware
5 8 (4.06%) Citrix
5 8 (4.06%) McAfee
6 7 (3.55%) Splunk
7 6 (3.05%) HP
7 6 (3.05%) Hyperion
7 6 (3.05%) Red Hat
7 6 (3.05%) ServiceNow
7 6 (3.05%) Tableau
7 6 (3.05%) Talend
8 5 (2.54%) Cisco
8 5 (2.54%) Clearswift
8 5 (2.54%) IBM
8 5 (2.54%) Teradici
9 4 (2.03%) Ab Initio
9 4 (2.03%) Avaya
9 4 (2.03%) Symantec