Period
to 20 November 2017

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 20 November 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
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 11 4 6
Rank change year-on-year -7 +2 -1
Contract jobs citing SQL 123 217 258
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 9.23% 14.91% 12.33%
As % of the Programming Languages category 30.37% 42.89% 40.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 159 183
Cheshire median daily rate £361 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.67% +3.45% +11.54%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £263
90th Percentile £475 £490 £500
North West median daily rate £375 £350 £352
% change year-on-year +7.14% -0.57% +8.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 4
Cheshire median hourly rate £27.00 £18.00 £25.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +50.00% -28.71% +57.81%
North West median hourly rate £40.00 £22.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year +81.82% -40.54% +89.74%

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 405 506 630
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 30.38% 34.78% 30.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 282 374 454
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +10.29%
10th Percentile £275 £269 £269
90th Percentile £524 £499 £538
North West median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 7 11
Cheshire median hourly rate £31.00 £21.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +47.62% -40.00% +2.94%
10th Percentile £26.50 £11.85 £13.00
90th Percentile £38.75 £36.05 £38.75
North West median hourly rate £40.00 £29.01 £37.50
% change year-on-year +37.87% -22.63% +30.43%

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 20 November 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 6 months to 20 November 2017. 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 -2 30 £350 -6.67% 16
Knutsford -4 17 £425 +17.24% 9
Warrington -10 17 £363 +3.57% 26
Crewe -2 12 £350 - 4
Macclesfield +6 4 £485 +46.42% 4
Wilmslow +4 2 £136 -55.85% 2
Northwich +1 1 - - 3
Runcorn 0 1 - - 3
Alderley Edge - 1 £400 -
SQL
North West

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 55 (44.72%) SQL Server
2 38 (30.89%) Oracle
3 37 (30.08%) .NET
4 34 (27.64%) Agile Software Development
5 33 (26.83%) Finance
6 30 (24.39%) C#
7 29 (23.58%) TDD
8 28 (22.76%) Java
9 25 (20.33%) Microsoft
10 24 (19.51%) JavaScript
10 24 (19.51%) Web Services
11 23 (18.70%) ASP.NET
11 23 (18.70%) Banking
11 23 (18.70%) Git (software)
12 19 (15.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 19 (15.45%) Spring
12 19 (15.45%) Relational Database
13 18 (14.63%) REST
13 18 (14.63%) Unit Testing
13 18 (14.63%) OO
13 18 (14.63%) Data Modelling
14 17 (13.82%) Perforce
14 17 (13.82%) Hibernate
14 17 (13.82%) JPA
14 17 (13.82%) Test Automation
15 16 (13.01%) MVC
15 16 (13.01%) SOAP
16 15 (12.20%) JUnit
16 15 (12.20%) T-SQL
16 15 (12.20%) Windows

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 11 (8.94%) SharePoint
2 7 (5.69%) SAS
3 6 (4.88%) IIS
4 5 (4.07%) Oracle Workflow
5 4 (3.25%) BizTalk Server
5 4 (3.25%) WebSphere
6 3 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (2.44%) NServiceBus
7 2 (1.63%) MS Exchange
7 2 (1.63%) PegaRULES
7 2 (1.63%) WordPress
8 1 (0.81%) Apache
8 1 (0.81%) CMS
8 1 (0.81%) Confluence
8 1 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.81%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.81%) Skype for Business
8 1 (0.81%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.81%) Umbraco
Applications
1 6 (4.88%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (4.07%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (2.44%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (5.69%) Oracle EBS
2 6 (4.88%) Oracle EBS R12
3 5 (4.07%) Oracle Cash Management
3 5 (4.07%) Oracle Internet Expenses
3 5 (4.07%) Oracle iProcurement
3 5 (4.07%) Oracle Payables
3 5 (4.07%) Oracle Receivables
4 4 (3.25%) Oracle Applications
5 3 (2.44%) Oracle General Ledger
6 2 (1.63%) Oracle 11i
7 1 (0.81%) Oracle Assets
7 1 (0.81%) Oracle Financials
7 1 (0.81%) Oracle SCM
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.07%) Taleo
2 4 (3.25%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (2.44%) PaaS
3 3 (2.44%) Slack
3 3 (2.44%) Trello
4 1 (0.81%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.81%) G Suite
4 1 (0.81%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (0.81%) IaaS
4 1 (0.81%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.44%) Internet
1 3 (2.44%) SAN
2 2 (1.63%) DNS
2 2 (1.63%) SMS
2 2 (1.63%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.81%) DHCP
3 1 (0.81%) Fibre Channel
3 1 (0.81%) Firewall
3 1 (0.81%) FTP
3 1 (0.81%) HTTP
3 1 (0.81%) Intranet
3 1 (0.81%) IPsec
3 1 (0.81%) LAN
3 1 (0.81%) NAS
3 1 (0.81%) Skype
3 1 (0.81%) tcpdump
3 1 (0.81%) VLAN
3 1 (0.81%) WAN
3 1 (0.81%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (44.72%) SQL Server
2 19 (15.45%) Relational Database
2 19 (15.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 15 (12.20%) RDBMS
4 14 (11.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 10 (8.13%) SQL Server 2008
6 9 (7.32%) SQL Server 2012
7 7 (5.69%) Data Warehouse
7 7 (5.69%) MongoDB
7 7 (5.69%) MySQL
7 7 (5.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 6 (4.88%) NoSQL
9 5 (4.07%) Big Data
9 5 (4.07%) Data Mining
9 5 (4.07%) Oracle Database
9 5 (4.07%) Oracle Discoverer
9 5 (4.07%) SQL Server 2005
10 4 (3.25%) SQL Server 2016
11 3 (2.44%) Oracle Database 12c
11 3 (2.44%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 23 (18.70%) Git (software)
2 15 (12.20%) JUnit
3 11 (8.94%) Eclipse
4 10 (8.13%) Gradle
4 10 (8.13%) Jenkins
4 10 (8.13%) JProfiler
5 9 (7.32%) Maven
6 8 (6.50%) SoapUI
7 7 (5.69%) IntelliJ
7 7 (5.69%) JIRA
7 7 (5.69%) SonarQube
8 6 (4.88%) Team Foundation Server
8 6 (4.88%) Visual Studio
9 5 (4.07%) TeamCity
10 4 (3.25%) Octopus Deploy
11 3 (2.44%) Protractor
12 2 (1.63%) FxCop
12 2 (1.63%) Moq
12 2 (1.63%) MSBuild
12 2 (1.63%) T4 Templates
General
1 33 (26.83%) Finance
2 23 (18.70%) Banking
3 5 (4.07%) Retail Banking
4 4 (3.25%) Investment Banking
4 4 (3.25%) Local Government
5 1 (0.81%) Automotive
5 1 (0.81%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.81%) Marketing
5 1 (0.81%) Publishing
5 1 (0.81%) Retail
Job Titles
1 64 (52.03%) Developer
2 28 (22.76%) .NET Developer
3 21 (17.07%) Analyst
4 20 (16.26%) Java Developer
5 13 (10.57%) ASP.NET Developer
6 12 (9.76%) C# .NET Developer
6 12 (9.76%) C# Developer
7 11 (8.94%) SQL Developer
8 10 (8.13%) Consultant
9 9 (7.32%) Data Analyst
9 9 (7.32%) DBA
10 8 (6.50%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 8 (6.50%) SQL Analyst
11 7 (5.69%) Applications Support
11 7 (5.69%) Test Analyst
12 6 (4.88%) SQL DBA
13 5 (4.07%) Applications Support Analyst
13 5 (4.07%) C# ASP.NET Developer
13 5 (4.07%) Support Analyst
14 4 (3.25%) SQL Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (30.08%) .NET
2 24 (19.51%) Web Services
3 23 (18.70%) ASP.NET
4 19 (15.45%) Spring
5 18 (14.63%) REST
6 17 (13.82%) Hibernate
6 17 (13.82%) JPA
7 16 (13.01%) SOAP
8 15 (12.20%) .NET Framework
9 14 (11.38%) Entity Framework
10 13 (10.57%) AngularJS
10 13 (10.57%) Spring Boot
11 12 (9.76%) Java EE
12 11 (8.94%) HTML
12 11 (8.94%) XML
13 10 (8.13%) jQuery
14 9 (7.32%) RESTful
14 9 (7.32%) WCF
15 8 (6.50%) ASP.NET Web API
16 6 (4.88%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 6 (4.88%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (4.07%) Credit Risk
2 5 (4.07%) Replication
3 4 (3.25%) Data Structures
4 3 (2.44%) iPad
4 3 (2.44%) Management Information System
4 3 (2.44%) Reference Data
5 2 (1.63%) DataPower
5 2 (1.63%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 2 (1.63%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (1.63%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.81%) Clustering
6 1 (0.81%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (0.81%) Online Banking
6 1 (0.81%) RIA
6 1 (0.81%) W3C
6 1 (0.81%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 15 (12.20%) Windows
2 9 (7.32%) Unix
2 9 (7.32%) Windows Server
3 8 (6.50%) Linux
4 5 (4.07%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (4.07%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (3.25%) Windows 10
5 4 (3.25%) Windows 7
6 2 (1.63%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.81%) Solaris
7 1 (0.81%) Windows 2000
7 1 (0.81%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (27.64%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (23.58%) TDD
3 18 (14.63%) Data Modelling
3 18 (14.63%) OO
3 18 (14.63%) Unit Testing
4 17 (13.82%) Test Automation
5 16 (13.01%) MVC
6 15 (12.20%) Business Intelligence
7 14 (11.38%) Migration
8 11 (8.94%) Continuous Integration
9 10 (8.13%) ETL
9 10 (8.13%) RAD
10 9 (7.32%) Data Protection
11 7 (5.69%) Asset Management
11 7 (5.69%) Data Analysis
11 7 (5.69%) DevOps
11 7 (5.69%) Domain-Driven Design
11 7 (5.69%) Scrum
11 7 (5.69%) SOA
12 6 (4.88%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 30 (24.39%) C#
2 28 (22.76%) Java
3 24 (19.51%) JavaScript
4 15 (12.20%) T-SQL
5 13 (10.57%) PL/SQL
6 5 (4.07%) Shell Script
7 4 (3.25%) PowerShell
7 4 (3.25%) TypeScript
8 3 (2.44%) Korn
8 3 (2.44%) VBA
9 2 (1.63%) AWK
9 2 (1.63%) PROC SQL
9 2 (1.63%) SAS Macro
9 2 (1.63%) sed
9 2 (1.63%) VBScript
10 1 (0.81%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
10 1 (0.81%) Google Apps Script
10 1 (0.81%) Perl
10 1 (0.81%) VB
10 1 (0.81%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 3 (2.44%) SC Cleared
1 3 (2.44%) Security Cleared
2 2 (1.63%) Degree
3 1 (0.81%) DBS Check
3 1 (0.81%) ISEB
3 1 (0.81%) ISTQB
3 1 (0.81%) MCSA
3 1 (0.81%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (0.81%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (0.81%) SAS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.25%) QA
2 3 (2.44%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.81%) Cyber Essentials
3 1 (0.81%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
System Software
1 5 (4.07%) Active Directory
2 4 (3.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (2.44%) Virtual Machines
3 3 (2.44%) vSphere
4 2 (1.63%) Hyper-V
4 2 (1.63%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.81%) HDFS
5 1 (0.81%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 3 (2.44%) Tivoli
2 2 (1.63%) CA Service Virtualization
2 2 (1.63%) SCOM
3 1 (0.81%) Failover Clustering
3 1 (0.81%) Grafana
3 1 (0.81%) Graphite
3 1 (0.81%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.81%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (0.81%) Perfmon
3 1 (0.81%) SCCM
3 1 (0.81%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 38 (30.89%) Oracle
2 25 (20.33%) Microsoft
3 17 (13.82%) Perforce
4 6 (4.88%) VMware
5 3 (2.44%) DevExpress
5 3 (2.44%) HP
5 3 (2.44%) Pega
6 2 (1.63%) CA
6 2 (1.63%) Citrix
6 2 (1.63%) Google
6 2 (1.63%) IBM
6 2 (1.63%) LANDesk
6 2 (1.63%) Remedy
6 2 (1.63%) Sun
6 2 (1.63%) Symantec
6 2 (1.63%) Tableau
6 2 (1.63%) Teradata
7 1 (0.81%) BMC
7 1 (0.81%) McAfee
7 1 (0.81%) Telerik