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 30 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.

SQL (Structured Query Language)
North West / Cheshire
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 7 7 6
Rank change year-on-year 0 -1  
Contract jobs citing SQL 65 137 115
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 11.86% 13.52% 13.50%
As % of the Programming Languages category 30.81% 32.39% 35.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 87 71
Median daily rate £375 £325 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.38% -16.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £244 £186 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £474 £425 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £365 £350
% change year-on-year -0.68% +4.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 8 3
Median hourly rate - £18.75 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -18.47%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £23.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +70.21% -21.66%  

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 211 423 325
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 38.50% 41.76% 38.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 161 274 216
Median daily rate £413 £361 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.18% -8.54%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £275 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £643
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 14 4
Median hourly rate £44.21 £22.54 £19.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +96.15% +14.12%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.98 £12.70 £13.64
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £32.75 £23.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +3.75% +11.11%  

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 30 March 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 30 March 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
Chester +3 16 £355 +5.97% 13
Warrington +8 11 £350 +7.69% 15
Macclesfield +2 3 £445 +0.28% 2
Knutsford -4 3 £400 +11.88% 2
Crewe -5 3 £350 +64.70% 6
Northwich - 2 £385 -
Wilmslow - 2 £394 - 5
Daresbury - 1 £180 -
SQL
North West

For the 6 months to 30 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for SQL.

1 40 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (34.82%) SQL Server
3 34 (30.36%) Java
4 32 (28.57%) Finance
5 28 (25.00%) ETL
6 26 (23.21%) Oracle
6 26 (23.21%) Web Services
7 20 (17.86%) Data Warehouse
7 20 (17.86%) T-SQL
7 20 (17.86%) Business Intelligence
8 19 (16.96%) J2EE
9 18 (16.07%) JavaScript
10 17 (15.18%) PL/SQL
10 17 (15.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 17 (15.18%) NoSQL
11 16 (14.29%) Big Data
12 15 (13.39%) TDD
12 15 (13.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 15 (13.39%) .NET
12 15 (13.39%) Windows
13 14 (12.50%) MySQL
13 14 (12.50%) HTML
13 14 (12.50%) High Availability
14 13 (11.61%) Continuous Integration
14 13 (11.61%) Performance Tuning
14 13 (11.61%) Analytical Skills
14 13 (11.61%) C#
15 12 (10.71%) XML
15 12 (10.71%) REST
16 11 (9.82%) Git (software)

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 7 (6.25%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 5 (4.46%) IIS
2 5 (4.46%) SharePoint
3 3 (2.68%) Tomcat
3 3 (2.68%) WebSphere
4 2 (1.79%) Apache
4 2 (1.79%) Apache Pig
4 2 (1.79%) JBoss
4 2 (1.79%) SAS
4 2 (1.79%) WebLogic
4 2 (1.79%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (0.89%) CMS
5 1 (0.89%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.89%) GlassFish
5 1 (0.89%) NServiceBus
5 1 (0.89%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (0.89%) Umbraco
5 1 (0.89%) WebLogic Integration
5 1 (0.89%) WebLogic Portal
5 1 (0.89%) WebSphere Process Server
Applications
1 5 (4.46%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.89%) MS Office
2 1 (0.89%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 2 (1.79%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (1.79%) Dynamics NAV
1 2 (1.79%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.89%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (0.89%) SAP MDG
2 1 (0.89%) SAP MDM
2 1 (0.89%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 10 (8.93%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.79%) Amazon Kinesis
3 1 (0.89%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.89%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.57%) Broadband
2 2 (1.79%) VLAN
3 1 (0.89%) DHCP
3 1 (0.89%) DNS
3 1 (0.89%) Fibre Channel
3 1 (0.89%) IP Telephony
3 1 (0.89%) IPsec
3 1 (0.89%) LAN
3 1 (0.89%) NAS
3 1 (0.89%) SAN
3 1 (0.89%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.89%) tcpdump
3 1 (0.89%) WAN
3 1 (0.89%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (34.82%) SQL Server
2 20 (17.86%) Data Warehouse
3 17 (15.18%) NoSQL
3 17 (15.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 16 (14.29%) Big Data
5 15 (13.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 14 (12.50%) MySQL
7 10 (8.93%) Oracle Database
8 9 (8.04%) Relational Database
8 9 (8.04%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 8 (7.14%) MongoDB
9 8 (7.14%) PostgreSQL
9 8 (7.14%) SQL Server 2012
10 7 (6.25%) DB2
10 7 (6.25%) SQL Server 2008
11 6 (5.36%) Data Mining
11 6 (5.36%) Oracle Database 11g
12 4 (3.57%) Hadoop
12 4 (3.57%) QlikView
12 4 (3.57%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 11 (9.82%) Git (software)
2 10 (8.93%) JIRA
3 7 (6.25%) Bitbucket
4 6 (5.36%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 6 (5.36%) Hudson
4 6 (5.36%) Selenium
5 5 (4.46%) Talend Open Studio
6 4 (3.57%) Jenkins
6 4 (3.57%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (2.68%) Eclipse
7 3 (2.68%) IntelliJ
7 3 (2.68%) Maven
7 3 (2.68%) Subversion
7 3 (2.68%) Visual Studio
8 2 (1.79%) Gradle
8 2 (1.79%) Oracle Forms
9 1 (0.89%) Cucumber
9 1 (0.89%) JProfiler
9 1 (0.89%) SonarQube
9 1 (0.89%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 32 (28.57%) Finance
2 10 (8.93%) Banking
3 4 (3.57%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.89%) Advertising
4 1 (0.89%) Investment Banking
4 1 (0.89%) Local Government
4 1 (0.89%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.89%) Marketing
4 1 (0.89%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (0.89%) Prime Brokerage
4 1 (0.89%) Retail
Job Titles
1 49 (43.75%) Developer
2 17 (15.18%) Analyst
3 16 (14.29%) Java Developer
4 13 (11.61%) DBA
4 13 (11.61%) SQL DBA
5 11 (9.82%) Architect
6 10 (8.93%) Tester
7 8 (7.14%) PL/SQL Developer
8 7 (6.25%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 7 (6.25%) Technical Leader
9 6 (5.36%) .NET Developer
9 6 (5.36%) Data Analyst
9 6 (5.36%) J2EE Developer
9 6 (5.36%) Java Architect
9 6 (5.36%) Java Technical Architect
9 6 (5.36%) Java/J2EE Developer
9 6 (5.36%) SQL Developer
9 6 (5.36%) Technical Architect
10 5 (4.46%) Lead Architect
11 4 (3.57%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (23.21%) Web Services
2 19 (16.96%) J2EE
3 15 (13.39%) .NET
4 14 (12.50%) HTML
5 12 (10.71%) REST
5 12 (10.71%) XML
6 10 (8.93%) CSS
6 10 (8.93%) EJB
6 10 (8.93%) SOAP
7 9 (8.04%) jQuery
7 9 (8.04%) JSON
8 8 (7.14%) EJB 3.0
8 8 (7.14%) Middleware
9 7 (6.25%) AngularJS
10 6 (5.36%) .NET Framework
10 6 (5.36%) Apache Camel
10 6 (5.36%) Spring
11 5 (4.46%) ASP.NET
11 5 (4.46%) Entity Framework
11 5 (4.46%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 13 (11.61%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (5.36%) Client/Server
3 4 (3.57%) Clustering
3 4 (3.57%) NHS
4 3 (2.68%) Replication
5 2 (1.79%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.79%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (1.79%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.79%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.89%) Data Centre
6 1 (0.89%) Data Structures
6 1 (0.89%) DataPower
6 1 (0.89%) Derivative
6 1 (0.89%) PMI
6 1 (0.89%) Taxonomies
6 1 (0.89%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 15 (13.39%) Windows
2 11 (9.82%) Linux
2 11 (9.82%) Unix
3 8 (7.14%) Windows Server
4 5 (4.46%) AIX
4 5 (4.46%) Android
4 5 (4.46%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (2.68%) Apple iOS
5 3 (2.68%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (1.79%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.89%) Windows 2000
7 1 (0.89%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (25.00%) ETL
3 20 (17.86%) Business Intelligence
4 15 (13.39%) TDD
5 14 (12.50%) High Availability
6 13 (11.61%) Continuous Integration
6 13 (11.61%) Performance Tuning
7 10 (8.93%) Microservices
7 10 (8.93%) Scrum
8 9 (8.04%) OO
9 8 (7.14%) Data Analysis
9 8 (7.14%) MVC
10 7 (6.25%) Analytics
10 7 (6.25%) SOA
11 6 (5.36%) BDD
11 6 (5.36%) Database Mirroring
11 6 (5.36%) Migration
11 6 (5.36%) Workflow
12 5 (4.46%) Project Management
12 5 (4.46%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 34 (30.36%) Java
2 20 (17.86%) T-SQL
3 18 (16.07%) JavaScript
4 17 (15.18%) PL/SQL
5 13 (11.61%) C#
6 7 (6.25%) PowerShell
6 7 (6.25%) Python
7 3 (2.68%) C
7 3 (2.68%) Perl
7 3 (2.68%) Ruby
8 2 (1.79%) ANSI SQL
8 2 (1.79%) PHP
8 2 (1.79%) Scala
8 2 (1.79%) Shell Script
8 2 (1.79%) TypeScript
9 1 (0.89%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
9 1 (0.89%) Groovy
9 1 (0.89%) R
9 1 (0.89%) RPG IV
9 1 (0.89%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2 (1.79%) Degree
1 2 (1.79%) HND
2 1 (0.89%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (0.89%) ISEB
2 1 (0.89%) ISTQB
2 1 (0.89%) PMI Certification
2 1 (0.89%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.46%) QA
2 4 (3.57%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.89%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 4 (3.57%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.79%) Hyper-V
2 2 (1.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.89%) HDFS
3 1 (0.89%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.89%) VMware ESX
3 1 (0.89%) vSphere
3 1 (0.89%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 2 (1.79%) Control-M
1 2 (1.79%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (0.89%) Failover Clustering
2 1 (0.89%) Grafana
2 1 (0.89%) Graphite
2 1 (0.89%) Kibana
2 1 (0.89%) logstash
2 1 (0.89%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (0.89%) Perfmon
2 1 (0.89%) SCCM
2 1 (0.89%) SCOM
2 1 (0.89%) Webmin
Vendors
1 26 (23.21%) Oracle
2 11 (9.82%) Microsoft
3 6 (5.36%) Tableau
4 5 (4.46%) Talend
5 4 (3.57%) Ab Initio
6 3 (2.68%) Google
6 3 (2.68%) IBM
6 3 (2.68%) Symantec
6 3 (2.68%) VMware
7 2 (1.79%) HP
7 2 (1.79%) Hyperion
7 2 (1.79%) Informatica
7 2 (1.79%) Teradata
7 2 (1.79%) Twitter
7 2 (1.79%) Vertica
8 1 (0.89%) Cognos
8 1 (0.89%) Embarcadero
8 1 (0.89%) JD Edwards
8 1 (0.89%) SAP
8 1 (0.89%) Sybase
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