Period
to 19 January 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 19 January 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
19 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 11 7 9
Rank change year-on-year -4 +2 -4
Contract jobs citing SQL 111 150 227
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 8.87% 11.62% 11.05%
As % of the Programming Languages category 27.21% 36.14% 35.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 109 166
Cheshire median daily rate £345 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.43% - +7.69%
10th Percentile £263 £256 £256
90th Percentile £475 £488 £500
North West median daily rate £375 £350 £375
% change year-on-year +7.14% -6.67% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 6
Cheshire median hourly rate £27.00 £19.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +38.46% +11.43% -31.37%
North West median hourly rate £31.00 £26.25 £37.00
% change year-on-year +18.10% -29.05% +54.17%

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 408 415 642
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 32.59% 32.15% 31.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 286 309 455
Cheshire median daily rate £375 £375 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -3.23% +13.14%
10th Percentile £260 £263 £265
90th Percentile £550 £488 £538
North West median daily rate £399 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.33% - +13.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 6 13
Cheshire median hourly rate £35.00 £19.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +79.49% +11.43% -50.00%
10th Percentile £27.00 £11.75 £12.60
90th Percentile £38.75 £34.13 £38.75
North West median hourly rate £39.00 £38.75 £37.00
% change year-on-year +0.65% +4.73% +13.71%

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 19 January 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 19 January 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
Warrington -12 18 £350 - 37
Chester -5 17 £381 +17.31% 30
Knutsford -5 15 £360 +6.67% 9
Crewe -13 11 £350 - 16
Northwich +1 2 £325 -7.14% 3
Macclesfield 0 2 - - 8
Runcorn +8 1 £425 +30.77% 5
Wilmslow +6 1 £97 - 3
Nantwich - 1 - - 4
Alderley Edge - 1 £400 - 3
SQL
North West

For the 6 months to 19 January 2018, 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 54 (48.65%) SQL Server
2 37 (33.33%) Oracle
3 33 (29.73%) .NET
4 32 (28.83%) C#
5 29 (26.13%) Java
5 29 (26.13%) Agile Software Development
6 27 (24.32%) JavaScript
7 26 (23.42%) Finance
8 24 (21.62%) TDD
9 22 (19.82%) Microsoft
9 22 (19.82%) ASP.NET
10 21 (18.92%) Web Services
10 21 (18.92%) Banking
11 18 (16.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 18 (16.22%) Spring
12 17 (15.32%) jQuery
12 17 (15.32%) Git (software)
13 16 (14.41%) PL/SQL
13 16 (14.41%) Data Modelling
14 15 (13.51%) OO
14 15 (13.51%) T-SQL
14 15 (13.51%) HTML
14 15 (13.51%) Unit Testing
14 15 (13.51%) JPA
14 15 (13.51%) Hibernate
14 15 (13.51%) Relational Database
15 14 (12.61%) Gradle
15 14 (12.61%) JProfiler
15 14 (12.61%) Continuous Integration
15 14 (12.61%) Business Intelligence

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 (10.81%) SharePoint
2 9 (8.11%) IIS
3 6 (5.41%) SAS
4 5 (4.50%) WebSphere
5 3 (2.70%) CMS
5 3 (2.70%) Oracle Workflow
5 3 (2.70%) Umbraco
6 2 (1.80%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (1.80%) NServiceBus
7 1 (0.90%) Confluence
7 1 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.90%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.90%) PegaRULES
7 1 (0.90%) WordPress
Applications
1 6 (5.41%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (4.50%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.80%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (5.41%) Oracle Applications
2 4 (3.60%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (3.60%) Oracle EBS R12
2 4 (3.60%) Oracle Payables
2 4 (3.60%) Oracle Receivables
3 3 (2.70%) Oracle Cash Management
3 3 (2.70%) Oracle General Ledger
3 3 (2.70%) Oracle Internet Expenses
3 3 (2.70%) Oracle iProcurement
4 2 (1.80%) Oracle 11i
4 2 (1.80%) Oracle Assets
5 1 (0.90%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.90%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.90%) Oracle SCM
Cloud Services
1 7 (6.31%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (4.50%) Slack
3 4 (3.60%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (3.60%) PaaS
3 4 (3.60%) Taleo
3 4 (3.60%) Trello
4 2 (1.80%) Google Cloud Platform
4 2 (1.80%) Oracle Service Cloud
5 1 (0.90%) G Suite
5 1 (0.90%) IaaS
5 1 (0.90%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.60%) DNS
2 3 (2.70%) DHCP
2 3 (2.70%) SAN
3 1 (0.90%) Firewall
3 1 (0.90%) FTP
3 1 (0.90%) HTTP
3 1 (0.90%) Internet
3 1 (0.90%) IPsec
3 1 (0.90%) NAS
3 1 (0.90%) SMS
3 1 (0.90%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (48.65%) SQL Server
2 18 (16.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 15 (13.51%) Relational Database
4 14 (12.61%) RDBMS
5 12 (10.81%) Data Warehouse
6 9 (8.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 8 (7.21%) Oracle Database
8 7 (6.31%) SQL Server 2008
8 7 (6.31%) SQL Server 2012
9 5 (4.50%) Data Mining
9 5 (4.50%) MySQL
9 5 (4.50%) NoSQL
9 5 (4.50%) Oracle Database 11g
9 5 (4.50%) Oracle Database 12c
10 4 (3.60%) Big Data
10 4 (3.60%) BusinessObjects
10 4 (3.60%) MongoDB
10 4 (3.60%) QlikView
10 4 (3.60%) SQL Server 2005
10 4 (3.60%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 17 (15.32%) Git (software)
2 14 (12.61%) Gradle
2 14 (12.61%) JProfiler
3 13 (11.71%) JUnit
3 13 (11.71%) Maven
4 12 (10.81%) Jenkins
5 10 (9.01%) Eclipse
6 6 (5.41%) IntelliJ
6 6 (5.41%) SonarQube
7 5 (4.50%) Team Foundation Server
8 4 (3.60%) JIRA
8 4 (3.60%) Visual Studio
9 3 (2.70%) Subversion
9 3 (2.70%) Toad
10 2 (1.80%) Octopus Deploy
10 2 (1.80%) Protractor
10 2 (1.80%) SoapUI
10 2 (1.80%) TeamCity
11 1 (0.90%) Jasmine
11 1 (0.90%) MSBuild
General
1 26 (23.42%) Finance
2 21 (18.92%) Banking
3 3 (2.70%) Investment Banking
4 1 (0.90%) Automotive
4 1 (0.90%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 69 (62.16%) Developer
2 26 (23.42%) .NET Developer
3 22 (19.82%) Java Developer
4 12 (10.81%) ASP.NET Developer
5 11 (9.91%) Analyst
5 11 (9.91%) SQL Developer
6 10 (9.01%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 10 (9.01%) C# .NET Developer
6 10 (9.01%) C# Developer
6 10 (9.01%) DBA
7 7 (6.31%) J2EE Developer
7 7 (6.31%) Java/J2EE Developer
8 6 (5.41%) Full Stack Developer
9 5 (4.50%) Business Developer
9 5 (4.50%) Consultant
9 5 (4.50%) Data Analyst
9 5 (4.50%) SQL DBA
10 4 (3.60%) Administrator
10 4 (3.60%) Applications Support
10 4 (3.60%) Oracle Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (29.73%) .NET
2 22 (19.82%) ASP.NET
3 21 (18.92%) Web Services
4 18 (16.22%) Spring
5 17 (15.32%) jQuery
6 15 (13.51%) Hibernate
6 15 (13.51%) HTML
6 15 (13.51%) JPA
7 11 (9.91%) AngularJS
7 11 (9.91%) XML
8 10 (9.01%) .NET Framework
8 10 (9.01%) Entity Framework
8 10 (9.01%) J2EE
8 10 (9.01%) JSON
8 10 (9.01%) REST
9 9 (8.11%) Ajax
9 9 (8.11%) CSS
10 8 (7.21%) RESTful
10 8 (7.21%) Spring Boot
11 7 (6.31%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (3.60%) Management Information System
1 4 (3.60%) Reference Data
1 4 (3.60%) Replication
2 3 (2.70%) Data Centre
2 3 (2.70%) Data Structures
2 3 (2.70%) Greenfield Project
3 2 (1.80%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (1.80%) Linux Command Line
3 2 (1.80%) Public Cloud
3 2 (1.80%) W3C
4 1 (0.90%) Credit Risk
4 1 (0.90%) DataPower
4 1 (0.90%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (0.90%) Mainframe
4 1 (0.90%) Mobile App
4 1 (0.90%) Online Banking
4 1 (0.90%) RIA
4 1 (0.90%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 13 (11.71%) Windows
2 10 (9.01%) Linux
3 8 (7.21%) Windows Server
4 6 (5.41%) Unix
5 3 (2.70%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (2.70%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (1.80%) Solaris
6 2 (1.80%) Windows 10
6 2 (1.80%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.90%) Windows 2000
7 1 (0.90%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (26.13%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (21.62%) TDD
3 16 (14.41%) Data Modelling
4 15 (13.51%) OO
4 15 (13.51%) Unit Testing
5 14 (12.61%) Business Intelligence
5 14 (12.61%) Continuous Integration
6 13 (11.71%) Migration
7 12 (10.81%) Test Automation
8 11 (9.91%) MVC
9 10 (9.01%) ETL
9 10 (9.01%) RAD
10 9 (8.11%) SDLC
11 8 (7.21%) Data Analysis
11 8 (7.21%) Waterfall
12 7 (6.31%) Asset Management
12 7 (6.31%) Data Migration
12 7 (6.31%) ITIL
12 7 (6.31%) Software Engineering
12 7 (6.31%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 32 (28.83%) C#
2 29 (26.13%) Java
3 27 (24.32%) JavaScript
4 16 (14.41%) PL/SQL
5 15 (13.51%) T-SQL
6 7 (6.31%) Shell Script
7 2 (1.80%) PHP
7 2 (1.80%) PowerShell
7 2 (1.80%) TypeScript
7 2 (1.80%) VB.NET
7 2 (1.80%) VBA
7 2 (1.80%) VBScript
8 1 (0.90%) Go
8 1 (0.90%) Google Apps Script
8 1 (0.90%) Perl
8 1 (0.90%) Python
8 1 (0.90%) Ruby
8 1 (0.90%) VB
8 1 (0.90%) XPath
Qualifications
1 6 (5.41%) Security Cleared
2 5 (4.50%) SC Cleared
3 1 (0.90%) DBS Check
3 1 (0.90%) Degree
3 1 (0.90%) MCSA
3 1 (0.90%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.60%) Data Quality
2 2 (1.80%) GDPR
3 1 (0.90%) QA
3 1 (0.90%) SLA
3 1 (0.90%) WCAG
System Software
1 6 (5.41%) Active Directory
2 4 (3.60%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (2.70%) Virtual Servers
4 2 (1.80%) Hyper-V
4 2 (1.80%) Oracle RAC
4 2 (1.80%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (1.80%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.90%) Docker
5 1 (0.90%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (3.60%) Tivoli
2 3 (2.70%) Ansible
2 3 (2.70%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (1.80%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 2 (1.80%) Puppet
3 2 (1.80%) SCCM
4 1 (0.90%) CA Service Virtualization
4 1 (0.90%) Nessus
4 1 (0.90%) SCOM
4 1 (0.90%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (0.90%) Terraform
Vendors
1 37 (33.33%) Oracle
2 22 (19.82%) Microsoft
3 12 (10.81%) Perforce
4 7 (6.31%) VMware
5 4 (3.60%) HP
6 3 (2.70%) Citrix
6 3 (2.70%) Google
6 3 (2.70%) Remedy
7 2 (1.80%) DevExpress
7 2 (1.80%) EMC
7 2 (1.80%) IBM
7 2 (1.80%) Sun
7 2 (1.80%) Teradata
7 2 (1.80%) Twitter
7 2 (1.80%) Veeam
8 1 (0.90%) Avaya
8 1 (0.90%) BMC
8 1 (0.90%) CA
8 1 (0.90%) McAfee
8 1 (0.90%) SAP