Period
to 23 October 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 23 October 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
23 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 7 10 4
Rank change year-on-year +3 -6 +2
Contract jobs citing SQL 177 125 245
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 13.46% 9.62% 15.65%
As % of the Programming Languages category 31.16% 30.19% 42.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 110 90 184
Cheshire median daily rate £375 £363 £356
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.45% +1.75% -1.72%
10th Percentile £300 £275 £245
90th Percentile £475 £475 £488
North West median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14% -2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 2
Cheshire median hourly rate £23.75 £27.00 £17.14
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.04% +57.53% -32.12%
North West median hourly rate £35.00 £30.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year +16.67% +36.36% -40.54%

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 568 414 573
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 43.19% 31.85% 36.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 392 299 427
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.23% +2.65%
10th Percentile £300 £281 £263
90th Percentile £500 £500 £498
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 17 9
Cheshire median hourly rate £40.00 £30.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +33.33% -7.69% -7.14%
10th Percentile £30.25 £27.00 £12.05
90th Percentile £47.50 £49.25 £34.90
North West median hourly rate £35.00 £39.50 £28.50
% change year-on-year -11.39% +38.60% -22.97%

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 23 October 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 23 October 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 +5 43 £388 +10.71% 18
Crewe -3 27 £388 +3.33% 10
Knutsford -4 23 £409 -9.17% 10
Warrington -2 21 £325 -10.34% 35
Macclesfield +4 9 £325 -32.99% 5
Wilmslow -2 5 - - 7
Widnes - 2 £295 - 1
Winsford - 1 £450 - 1
Nantwich - 1 £375 - 6
SQL
North West

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 56 (31.64%) SQL Server
2 55 (31.07%) Agile Software Development
3 42 (23.73%) Microsoft Azure
4 41 (23.16%) C#
4 41 (23.16%) .NET
5 37 (20.90%) Microsoft
6 35 (19.77%) Oracle
7 34 (19.21%) Java
8 33 (18.64%) Business Intelligence
9 31 (17.51%) JavaScript
10 30 (16.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 29 (16.38%) Windows
12 27 (15.25%) Web Services
13 26 (14.69%) ETL
13 26 (14.69%) Finance
14 25 (14.12%) T-SQL
15 24 (13.56%) HTML
16 23 (12.99%) Project Management
16 23 (12.99%) XML
17 21 (11.86%) Unix
17 21 (11.86%) ASP.NET
17 21 (11.86%) Migration
18 20 (11.30%) Linux
19 19 (10.73%) Python
19 19 (10.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
19 19 (10.73%) Relational Database
19 19 (10.73%) Docker
19 19 (10.73%) Problem-Solving
20 18 (10.17%) AngularJS
21 17 (9.60%) Analytical Skills

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 13 (7.34%) SharePoint
2 7 (3.95%) Exchange Server 2010
2 7 (3.95%) MS Exchange
2 7 (3.95%) SAS
3 5 (2.82%) WebSphere
4 3 (1.69%) Apache Spark
4 3 (1.69%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (1.13%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (1.13%) IBM Notes
5 2 (1.13%) IIS
5 2 (1.13%) Skype for Business
5 2 (1.13%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.56%) CMS
6 1 (0.56%) Confluence
6 1 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.56%) JBoss
6 1 (0.56%) Jetty
6 1 (0.56%) SugarCRM
Applications
1 12 (6.78%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.13%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (1.13%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.56%) Fireworks
3 1 (0.56%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.56%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 5 (2.82%) Oracle EBS
1 5 (2.82%) Oracle EBS R12
2 3 (1.69%) Teamcenter
3 2 (1.13%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (1.13%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.56%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.56%) Oracle Internet Expenses
Cloud Services
1 42 (23.73%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (7.34%) Amazon AWS
3 10 (5.65%) Office 365
4 9 (5.08%) Azure Active Directory
5 5 (2.82%) Dynamics 365
6 4 (2.26%) GitHub
6 4 (2.26%) OpenShift
7 3 (1.69%) Trello
7 3 (1.69%) Yarn
8 2 (1.13%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (1.13%) Amazon Glacier
8 2 (1.13%) Amazon S3
8 2 (1.13%) Boomi
8 2 (1.13%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (1.13%) npm
9 1 (0.56%) IaaS
9 1 (0.56%) PaaS
9 1 (0.56%) SaaS
9 1 (0.56%) Slack
9 1 (0.56%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 7 (3.95%) WAN
2 6 (3.39%) LAN
3 5 (2.82%) DHCP
3 5 (2.82%) DNS
4 3 (1.69%) SMS
5 2 (1.13%) Firewall
5 2 (1.13%) Intranet
6 1 (0.56%) HTTP
6 1 (0.56%) Reverse Proxy
6 1 (0.56%) SAN
6 1 (0.56%) Skype
6 1 (0.56%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (31.64%) SQL Server
2 30 (16.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 19 (10.73%) Relational Database
3 19 (10.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 16 (9.04%) NoSQL
5 11 (6.21%) Data Warehouse
5 11 (6.21%) MySQL
5 11 (6.21%) QlikView
5 11 (6.21%) SQL Server 2016
6 10 (5.65%) DB2
7 9 (5.08%) Power BI
7 9 (5.08%) Redis
8 8 (4.52%) Data Mining
8 8 (4.52%) MongoDB
8 8 (4.52%) SQL Server 2014
9 7 (3.95%) Amazon Redshift
9 7 (3.95%) BusinessObjects
10 6 (3.39%) Azure SQL Database
10 6 (3.39%) Big Data
11 5 (2.82%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 12 (6.78%) Git (software)
1 12 (6.78%) Jenkins
2 11 (6.21%) Visual Studio
3 10 (5.65%) JIRA
4 9 (5.08%) Cucumber
4 9 (5.08%) JUnit
5 8 (4.52%) JMeter
5 8 (4.52%) Octopus Deploy
5 8 (4.52%) Selenium
6 7 (3.95%) Maven
6 7 (3.95%) Visual Studio Team System
7 6 (3.39%) GitLab
7 6 (3.39%) SonarQube
8 5 (2.82%) Gradle
8 5 (2.82%) Grunt
9 3 (1.69%) TeamCity
9 3 (1.69%) Zephyr
10 2 (1.13%) LoadRunner
10 2 (1.13%) Oracle APEX
11 1 (0.56%) IntelliJ
General
1 26 (14.69%) Finance
2 8 (4.52%) Banking
3 4 (2.26%) Back Office
3 4 (2.26%) Local Government
4 3 (1.69%) Law
4 3 (1.69%) Retail
4 3 (1.69%) Retail Banking
5 2 (1.13%) Front Office
5 2 (1.13%) Investment Banking
5 2 (1.13%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.56%) Automotive
6 1 (0.56%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.56%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 81 (45.76%) Developer
2 24 (13.56%) Analyst
3 21 (11.86%) .NET Developer
4 16 (9.04%) SQL Developer
5 13 (7.34%) Lead Developer
6 12 (6.78%) DevOps Engineer
7 10 (5.65%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 9 (5.08%) Java Developer
9 8 (4.52%) Applications Support
9 8 (4.52%) Data Analyst
10 7 (3.95%) Administrator
10 7 (3.95%) C# Developer
10 7 (3.95%) Consultant
10 7 (3.95%) Support Engineer
10 7 (3.95%) Tester
11 6 (3.39%) DBA
11 6 (3.39%) SQL DBA
11 6 (3.39%) SSRS Developer
12 5 (2.82%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
12 5 (2.82%) T-SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (23.16%) .NET
2 27 (15.25%) Web Services
3 24 (13.56%) HTML
4 23 (12.99%) XML
5 21 (11.86%) ASP.NET
6 18 (10.17%) AngularJS
7 15 (8.47%) JSON
8 14 (7.91%) .NET Framework
8 14 (7.91%) REST
9 13 (7.34%) Entity Framework
9 13 (7.34%) Node.js
10 12 (6.78%) CSS
11 10 (5.65%) .NET Core
11 10 (5.65%) Spring
12 9 (5.08%) SOAP
13 8 (4.52%) hapi
14 7 (3.95%) ASP.NET MVC
14 7 (3.95%) React
14 7 (3.95%) RESTful
15 6 (3.39%) ActiveMQ
Miscellaneous
1 17 (9.60%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (4.52%) Data Structures
3 5 (2.82%) Enterprise Software
3 5 (2.82%) Fat Client
3 5 (2.82%) Mobile App
3 5 (2.82%) Taxonomies
3 5 (2.82%) Thin Client
4 4 (2.26%) Clustering
5 3 (1.69%) Data Centre
5 3 (1.69%) Greenfield Project
5 3 (1.69%) Hybrid Cloud
6 2 (1.13%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.13%) Enterprise Cloud
6 2 (1.13%) Equities
6 2 (1.13%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.13%) NHS
6 2 (1.13%) Pricing Data
6 2 (1.13%) Self-Motivation
6 2 (1.13%) User Experience
7 1 (0.56%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 29 (16.38%) Windows
2 21 (11.86%) Unix
3 20 (11.30%) Linux
4 14 (7.91%) Windows Server
5 9 (5.08%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (3.95%) Windows 10
7 5 (2.82%) Windows 7
7 5 (2.82%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (1.69%) Android
8 3 (1.69%) Oracle Linux
9 2 (1.13%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.56%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (31.07%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (18.64%) Business Intelligence
3 26 (14.69%) ETL
4 23 (12.99%) Project Management
5 21 (11.86%) Migration
6 19 (10.73%) Problem-Solving
7 17 (9.60%) Scrum
8 16 (9.04%) Continuous Integration
9 14 (7.91%) SDLC
9 14 (7.91%) TDD
10 13 (7.34%) DevOps
11 12 (6.78%) ITIL
11 12 (6.78%) Stakeholder Management
11 12 (6.78%) Unit Testing
12 11 (6.21%) Data Analysis
12 11 (6.21%) ERP
12 11 (6.21%) Performance Tuning
12 11 (6.21%) Software Engineering
12 11 (6.21%) Test Automation
12 11 (6.21%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 41 (23.16%) C#
2 34 (19.21%) Java
3 31 (17.51%) JavaScript
4 25 (14.12%) T-SQL
5 19 (10.73%) Python
6 16 (9.04%) PL/SQL
7 10 (5.65%) PowerShell
8 8 (4.52%) Perl
8 8 (4.52%) PHP
8 8 (4.52%) Shell Script
9 4 (2.26%) C
9 4 (2.26%) Groovy
9 4 (2.26%) TypeScript
10 3 (1.69%) Scala
11 2 (1.13%) ANSI SQL
11 2 (1.13%) C++
11 2 (1.13%) ES6
11 2 (1.13%) SAS Macro
11 2 (1.13%) VB
11 2 (1.13%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 9 (5.08%) Security Cleared
2 3 (1.69%) ISEB
2 3 (1.69%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 3 (1.69%) SC Cleared
3 2 (1.13%) Degree
3 2 (1.13%) ISTQB
3 2 (1.13%) SAS Certification
4 1 (0.56%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (0.56%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (0.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (0.56%) Numerate Degree
4 1 (0.56%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.95%) Data Quality
2 6 (3.39%) GDPR
2 6 (3.39%) QA
3 3 (1.69%) PMO
4 2 (1.13%) SLA
System Software
1 19 (10.73%) Docker
2 13 (7.34%) Active Directory
3 8 (4.52%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (2.82%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (2.26%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 4 (2.26%) etcd
5 4 (2.26%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.56%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 1 (0.56%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.56%) vSphere
6 1 (0.56%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 6 (3.39%) Opscode Chef
1 6 (3.39%) WSUS
2 5 (2.82%) SCCM
2 5 (2.82%) vCenter Server
3 4 (2.26%) Consul
3 4 (2.26%) McAfee ePO
3 4 (2.26%) SCOM
3 4 (2.26%) Terraform
4 2 (1.13%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (0.56%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.56%) BladeLogic
5 1 (0.56%) Failover Clustering
5 1 (0.56%) HP SIM
5 1 (0.56%) Salt
5 1 (0.56%) SmoothWall
5 1 (0.56%) SQL Sentry
Vendors
1 37 (20.90%) Microsoft
2 35 (19.77%) Oracle
3 11 (6.21%) Teradata
4 10 (5.65%) VMware
5 8 (4.52%) Tableau
6 6 (3.39%) Hyperion
6 6 (3.39%) Talend
7 5 (2.82%) Clearswift
7 5 (2.82%) Teradici
8 4 (2.26%) McAfee
9 3 (1.69%) Ab Initio
9 3 (1.69%) AppDynamics
9 3 (1.69%) ServiceNow
10 2 (1.13%) Actuate
10 2 (1.13%) Google
10 2 (1.13%) Informatica
10 2 (1.13%) Lotus
10 2 (1.13%) Splunk
10 2 (1.13%) Twitter
10 2 (1.13%) Vertica