Period
to 22 April 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 22 April 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
22 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 8 8 13
Rank change year-on-year 0 +5 -6
Contract jobs citing SQL 163 122 230
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 12.47% 11.49% 11.58%
As % of the Programming Languages category 28.65% 29.83% 29.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 114 91 162
Cheshire median daily rate £364 £375 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.00% +11.94% -13.55%
10th Percentile £259 £231 £210
90th Percentile £488 £475 £456
North West median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +7.14% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 9
Cheshire median hourly rate £21.25 £21.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.19% +20.00% -23.91%
10th Percentile £18.25 £18.30 £12.90
90th Percentile £24.25 £27.50 £23.77
North West median hourly rate £37.50 £37.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year +1.35% +5.71% +27.27%

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 569 409 776
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 43.53% 38.51% 39.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 385 306 539
Cheshire median daily rate £375 £400 £379
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +5.54% -2.19%
10th Percentile £250 £275 £263
90th Percentile £545 £516 £525
North West median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 11 20
Cheshire median hourly rate £35.00 £42.48 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.60% +112.38% -31.03%
10th Percentile £22.75 £19.50 £12.95
90th Percentile £48.25 £45.00 £38.73
North West median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +8.11% +5.71%

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 22 April 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 22 April 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 +6 37 £388 +1.31% 24
Crewe +3 33 £375 +7.14% 12
Knutsford -1 23 £350 -7.89% 5
Warrington -8 19 £350 - 32
Macclesfield -4 2 £300 -31.03% 5
Northwich -1 1 £325 -15.58% 2
Runcorn - 1 £425 - 4
Widnes - 1 £300 -
Nantwich - 1 - - 6
SQL
North West

For the 6 months to 22 April 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 67 (41.10%) SQL Server
2 58 (35.58%) Agile Software Development
3 44 (26.99%) Java
4 42 (25.77%) Oracle
4 42 (25.77%) Finance
5 40 (24.54%) .NET
5 40 (24.54%) C#
6 35 (21.47%) Microsoft
7 33 (20.25%) JavaScript
8 31 (19.02%) Web Services
9 30 (18.40%) Windows
10 26 (15.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 25 (15.34%) Git (software)
12 24 (14.72%) Migration
13 23 (14.11%) Relational Database
14 22 (13.50%) T-SQL
15 21 (12.88%) ASP.NET
16 20 (12.27%) TDD
17 19 (11.66%) PL/SQL
17 19 (11.66%) Business Intelligence
17 19 (11.66%) Java 8
18 18 (11.04%) JUnit
18 18 (11.04%) Jenkins
18 18 (11.04%) Microsoft Azure
19 17 (10.43%) PowerShell
19 17 (10.43%) Linux
19 17 (10.43%) Data Modelling
19 17 (10.43%) Banking
20 16 (9.82%) Maven
20 16 (9.82%) Unix

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 10 (6.13%) IIS
1 10 (6.13%) SharePoint
2 7 (4.29%) Umbraco
3 6 (3.68%) MS Exchange
4 5 (3.07%) Apache Spark
4 5 (3.07%) Confluence
4 5 (3.07%) Elasticsearch
4 5 (3.07%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (3.07%) Exchange Server 2013
4 5 (3.07%) SAS
4 5 (3.07%) Skype for Business
5 4 (2.45%) Apache
5 4 (2.45%) CMS
5 4 (2.45%) Exchange Server 2007
5 4 (2.45%) JBoss
5 4 (2.45%) NServiceBus
5 4 (2.45%) Tomcat
5 4 (2.45%) WebSphere
6 3 (1.84%) Apache Solr
7 2 (1.23%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 5 (3.07%) Microsoft Office
1 5 (3.07%) MS Visio
2 2 (1.23%) HipChat
2 2 (1.23%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (4.29%) Oracle Applications
2 5 (3.07%) Oracle EBS
2 5 (3.07%) Oracle EBS R12
3 4 (2.45%) Oracle Payables
3 4 (2.45%) Oracle Receivables
4 3 (1.84%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (1.23%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (1.23%) Elite 3E
5 2 (1.23%) Oracle Assets
5 2 (1.23%) Oracle Cash Management
5 2 (1.23%) Oracle General Ledger
5 2 (1.23%) Oracle Internet Expenses
5 2 (1.23%) Oracle iProcurement
6 1 (0.61%) Oracle 11i
6 1 (0.61%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.61%) Oracle HRMS
6 1 (0.61%) Oracle SCM
Cloud Services
1 18 (11.04%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (7.36%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (3.07%) Office 365
3 5 (3.07%) PaaS
3 5 (3.07%) Slack
4 4 (2.45%) Taleo
4 4 (2.45%) Trello
5 3 (1.84%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (1.84%) Dynamics 365
6 2 (1.23%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (1.23%) Amazon S3
6 2 (1.23%) IaaS
6 2 (1.23%) Oracle Service Cloud
6 2 (1.23%) SaaS
7 1 (0.61%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.61%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.61%) Boomi
7 1 (0.61%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.61%) npm
7 1 (0.61%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.68%) LAN
2 5 (3.07%) SAN
2 5 (3.07%) WAN
3 4 (2.45%) IPsec
3 4 (2.45%) Reverse Proxy
4 3 (1.84%) DNS
5 2 (1.23%) DHCP
6 1 (0.61%) DMZ
6 1 (0.61%) Ethernet
6 1 (0.61%) Firewall
6 1 (0.61%) Internet
6 1 (0.61%) Intranet
6 1 (0.61%) MPLS
6 1 (0.61%) NAS
6 1 (0.61%) Network Security
6 1 (0.61%) Skype
6 1 (0.61%) SMS
6 1 (0.61%) SSL
6 1 (0.61%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.61%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 67 (41.10%) SQL Server
2 26 (15.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 23 (14.11%) Relational Database
4 14 (8.59%) Data Warehouse
5 13 (7.98%) RDBMS
6 12 (7.36%) Big Data
7 11 (6.75%) Oracle Database
8 10 (6.13%) NoSQL
9 9 (5.52%) Hadoop
9 9 (5.52%) MySQL
9 9 (5.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 7 (4.29%) Oracle Database 11g
10 7 (4.29%) Oracle Database 12c
10 7 (4.29%) PostgreSQL
10 7 (4.29%) SQL Server 2012
11 6 (3.68%) DB2
12 5 (3.07%) Redis
13 4 (2.45%) Data Mining
13 4 (2.45%) QlikView
13 4 (2.45%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 25 (15.34%) Git (software)
2 18 (11.04%) Jenkins
2 18 (11.04%) JUnit
3 16 (9.82%) Maven
4 15 (9.20%) JIRA
5 12 (7.36%) Gradle
6 11 (6.75%) JProfiler
7 9 (5.52%) Visual Studio
8 7 (4.29%) Mocha
8 7 (4.29%) Mockito
8 7 (4.29%) Team Foundation Server
9 6 (3.68%) MSI
9 6 (3.68%) Selenium
9 6 (3.68%) Toad
10 5 (3.07%) CA Release Automation
10 5 (3.07%) Eclipse
11 4 (2.45%) IntelliJ
11 4 (2.45%) Protractor
11 4 (2.45%) SonarQube
11 4 (2.45%) TeamCity
General
1 42 (25.77%) Finance
2 17 (10.43%) Banking
3 6 (3.68%) Local Government
4 2 (1.23%) Billing
4 2 (1.23%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.61%) Advertising
5 1 (0.61%) Back Office
5 1 (0.61%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.61%) Retail
5 1 (0.61%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 88 (53.99%) Developer
2 22 (13.50%) Java Developer
3 21 (12.88%) .NET Developer
4 19 (11.66%) SQL Developer
5 13 (7.98%) Analyst
6 11 (6.75%) Node.js Developer
7 10 (6.13%) C# Developer
7 10 (6.13%) Full Stack Developer
8 9 (5.52%) Oracle Developer
9 8 (4.91%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 8 (4.91%) C# .NET Developer
9 8 (4.91%) DBA
10 7 (4.29%) Administrator
10 7 (4.29%) Architect
10 7 (4.29%) Consultant
11 6 (3.68%) Data Analyst
11 6 (3.68%) Lead Developer
11 6 (3.68%) Umbraco Developer
12 5 (3.07%) J2EE Developer
12 5 (3.07%) Java/J2EE Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (24.54%) .NET
2 31 (19.02%) Web Services
3 21 (12.88%) ASP.NET
4 15 (9.20%) HTML
4 15 (9.20%) Node.js
5 13 (7.98%) Spring
6 12 (7.36%) .NET Framework
6 12 (7.36%) CSS
6 12 (7.36%) Entity Framework
6 12 (7.36%) XML
7 11 (6.75%) jQuery
7 11 (6.75%) REST
8 10 (6.13%) AngularJS
8 10 (6.13%) Hibernate
8 10 (6.13%) JPA
8 10 (6.13%) JSON
9 8 (4.91%) J2EE
9 8 (4.91%) Spring Boot
9 8 (4.91%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 7 (4.29%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 14 (8.59%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (4.29%) Data Centre
3 5 (3.07%) Mainframe
3 5 (3.07%) Reference Data
4 4 (2.45%) Clustering
4 4 (2.45%) Greenfield Project
4 4 (2.45%) Mobile App
4 4 (2.45%) PKI
4 4 (2.45%) W3C
5 3 (1.84%) Linux Command Line
5 3 (1.84%) Self-Motivation
6 2 (1.23%) Public Cloud
6 2 (1.23%) Replication
7 1 (0.61%) Credit Risk
7 1 (0.61%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.61%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (0.61%) Life Science
7 1 (0.61%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.61%) Online Banking
7 1 (0.61%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 30 (18.40%) Windows
2 17 (10.43%) Linux
3 16 (9.82%) Unix
4 15 (9.20%) Windows Server
5 9 (5.52%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (4.91%) Windows Server 2003
6 8 (4.91%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (3.68%) Windows 10
8 2 (1.23%) Solaris
9 1 (0.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.61%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (35.58%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (14.72%) Migration
3 20 (12.27%) TDD
4 19 (11.66%) Business Intelligence
5 17 (10.43%) Data Modelling
6 16 (9.82%) Problem-Solving
7 15 (9.20%) Test Automation
8 13 (7.98%) Continuous Integration
9 12 (7.36%) ETL
9 12 (7.36%) ITIL
10 11 (6.75%) Unit Testing
11 10 (6.13%) OO
11 10 (6.13%) Scrum
11 10 (6.13%) SDLC
12 9 (5.52%) DevOps
12 9 (5.52%) MVC
12 9 (5.52%) RAD
13 8 (4.91%) Data Migration
13 8 (4.91%) SOA
13 8 (4.91%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 44 (26.99%) Java
2 40 (24.54%) C#
3 33 (20.25%) JavaScript
4 22 (13.50%) T-SQL
5 19 (11.66%) Java 8
5 19 (11.66%) PL/SQL
6 17 (10.43%) PowerShell
7 10 (6.13%) Python
8 7 (4.29%) Shell Script
9 6 (3.68%) Bash Shell
9 6 (3.68%) VB
10 5 (3.07%) VBScript
11 4 (2.45%) TypeScript
12 3 (1.84%) VB.NET
12 3 (1.84%) VBA
13 2 (1.23%) Perl
13 2 (1.23%) PHP
14 1 (0.61%) C
14 1 (0.61%) Korn
14 1 (0.61%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 11 (6.75%) Security Cleared
2 6 (3.68%) SC Cleared
3 3 (1.84%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (1.23%) CCNA
4 2 (1.23%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (1.23%) MCSA
4 2 (1.23%) MCSE
5 1 (0.61%) CCNP
5 1 (0.61%) Degree
5 1 (0.61%) HP ASE
5 1 (0.61%) ISEB
5 1 (0.61%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.68%) Data Quality
2 4 (2.45%) GDPR
3 3 (1.84%) PMO
4 2 (1.23%) SLA
5 1 (0.61%) GxP
5 1 (0.61%) WCAG
System Software
1 9 (5.52%) Active Directory
1 9 (5.52%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (4.91%) XenApp
3 7 (4.29%) Docker
3 7 (4.29%) VMware ESXi
4 5 (3.07%) Hyper-V
5 4 (2.45%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 4 (2.45%) Microsoft App-V
5 4 (2.45%) vSphere
6 3 (1.84%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (1.84%) Virtual Servers
6 3 (1.84%) VMware Workstation
7 2 (1.23%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.61%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 11 (6.75%) Ansible
1 11 (6.75%) Opscode Chef
2 9 (5.52%) SCCM
3 8 (4.91%) Terraform
4 5 (3.07%) McAfee ePO
5 4 (2.45%) Microsoft Clustering
5 4 (2.45%) Puppet
5 4 (2.45%) SCOM
5 4 (2.45%) WSUS
6 3 (1.84%) HP SIM
6 3 (1.84%) logstash
6 3 (1.84%) SmoothWall
6 3 (1.84%) Tivoli
6 3 (1.84%) vCenter Server
6 3 (1.84%) vMotion
7 2 (1.23%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 2 (1.23%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 1 (0.61%) Kubernetes
8 1 (0.61%) Nessus
8 1 (0.61%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 42 (25.77%) Oracle
2 35 (21.47%) Microsoft
3 11 (6.75%) VMware
4 10 (6.13%) Citrix
5 7 (4.29%) HP
5 7 (4.29%) Red Hat
6 6 (3.68%) Perforce
7 5 (3.07%) Cisco
7 5 (3.07%) IBM
7 5 (3.07%) McAfee
7 5 (3.07%) Splunk
7 5 (3.07%) Teradata
8 4 (2.45%) Avaya
8 4 (2.45%) Symantec
9 3 (1.84%) Ab Initio
9 3 (1.84%) Altiris
9 3 (1.84%) ServiceNow
9 3 (1.84%) Tableau
10 2 (1.23%) Cloudera
10 2 (1.23%) Xamarin