Period
to 10 December 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 10 December 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
10 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 8 11 6
Rank change year-on-year +3 -5 +3
Contract jobs citing SQL 169 122 190
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 13.57% 9.23% 13.83%
As % of the Programming Languages category 32.25% 28.91% 40.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 101 84 142
Cheshire median daily rate £375 £348 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.91% -0.71% -3.45%
10th Percentile £305 £263 £232
90th Percentile £484 £475 £488
North West median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14% -3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 4
Cheshire median hourly rate £23.75 £27.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.04% +38.46% +11.43%
North West median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +81.82% -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 524 422 474
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 42.09% 31.92% 34.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 347 292 355
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £389 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.89% +3.67% -2.09%
10th Percentile £307 £275 £263
90th Percentile £500 £538 £488
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 8 8
Cheshire median hourly rate £40.00 £29.50 £24.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +35.59% +21.65% -3.96%
10th Percentile £20.63 £25.50 £11.95
90th Percentile £47.50 £38.75 £35.48
North West median hourly rate £33.75 £40.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year -15.63% +40.35% -23.49%

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 10 December 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 10 December 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
Crewe +8 34 £405 +20.00% 11
Chester +3 34 £388 +10.71% 32
Warrington +7 27 £330 -2.22% 30
Knutsford -4 17 £364 -11.76% 5
Macclesfield -1 9 £325 -32.99% 1
Wilmslow -2 6 £288 +111.79% 5
Nantwich -1 1 £375 - 11
Northwich -1 1 £385 +18.46% 3
Widnes - 1 £475 - 1
SQL
North West

For the 6 months to 10 December 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 (33.14%) SQL Server
2 43 (25.44%) Microsoft
3 37 (21.89%) Microsoft Azure
4 32 (18.93%) Java
4 32 (18.93%) Agile Software Development
5 31 (18.34%) C#
6 30 (17.75%) T-SQL
6 30 (17.75%) Windows
7 29 (17.16%) Business Intelligence
8 28 (16.57%) Oracle
8 28 (16.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 27 (15.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 27 (15.98%) JavaScript
9 27 (15.98%) ETL
10 25 (14.79%) .NET
11 24 (14.20%) SOAP
12 23 (13.61%) XML
12 23 (13.61%) HTML
13 20 (11.83%) Data Analysis
13 20 (11.83%) Migration
13 20 (11.83%) Test Automation
14 19 (11.24%) JMeter
15 18 (10.65%) Finance
15 18 (10.65%) JIRA
15 18 (10.65%) Unix
15 18 (10.65%) OWASP
15 18 (10.65%) REST
15 18 (10.65%) Jenkins
16 17 (10.06%) Linux
17 16 (9.47%) Data Warehouse

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 (5.92%) SharePoint
2 6 (3.55%) Exchange Server 2010
2 6 (3.55%) MS Exchange
3 5 (2.96%) WebSphere
4 4 (2.37%) SAS
4 4 (2.37%) Tomcat
5 3 (1.78%) JBoss
5 3 (1.78%) Jetty
6 2 (1.18%) CMS
6 2 (1.18%) IIS
7 1 (0.59%) ColdFusion
7 1 (0.59%) Confluence
7 1 (0.59%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.59%) Skype for Business
7 1 (0.59%) SugarCRM
7 1 (0.59%) Umbraco
Applications
1 10 (5.92%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.18%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.18%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (1.18%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.59%) Fireworks
3 1 (0.59%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.59%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 9 (5.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.78%) Teamcenter
3 2 (1.18%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (1.18%) Oracle EBS R12
3 2 (1.18%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.59%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.59%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 37 (21.89%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (7.10%) Amazon AWS
3 10 (5.92%) Azure Active Directory
3 10 (5.92%) Office 365
4 4 (2.37%) Amazon EC2
4 4 (2.37%) Amazon Glacier
4 4 (2.37%) Amazon S3
4 4 (2.37%) Boomi
4 4 (2.37%) Dynamics 365
4 4 (2.37%) GitHub
5 3 (1.78%) PaaS
5 3 (1.78%) Yarn
6 2 (1.18%) Azure Data Factory
6 2 (1.18%) IaaS
6 2 (1.18%) npm
6 2 (1.18%) SaaS
7 1 (0.59%) AWS Lambda
7 1 (0.59%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.59%) Slack
7 1 (0.59%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 7 (4.14%) WAN
2 6 (3.55%) LAN
3 5 (2.96%) DHCP
3 5 (2.96%) DNS
4 2 (1.18%) Firewall
4 2 (1.18%) Intranet
4 2 (1.18%) SMS
5 1 (0.59%) Reverse Proxy
5 1 (0.59%) SAN
5 1 (0.59%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (33.14%) SQL Server
2 28 (16.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 27 (15.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 16 (9.47%) Data Warehouse
5 15 (8.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 13 (7.69%) Azure SQL Database
7 11 (6.51%) QlikView
8 10 (5.92%) Power BI
8 10 (5.92%) SQL Server 2016
9 8 (4.73%) Amazon Redshift
9 8 (4.73%) SQL Server 2008
10 7 (4.14%) SQL Server 2014
11 6 (3.55%) BusinessObjects
11 6 (3.55%) Data Mining
12 5 (2.96%) NoSQL
12 5 (2.96%) Relational Database
13 4 (2.37%) Big Data
13 4 (2.37%) MySQL
13 4 (2.37%) SQL CLR
13 4 (2.37%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 19 (11.24%) JMeter
2 18 (10.65%) Jenkins
2 18 (10.65%) JIRA
3 14 (8.28%) Selenium
4 13 (7.69%) Visual Studio Team System
5 10 (5.92%) Git (software)
6 8 (4.73%) Cucumber
6 8 (4.73%) JUnit
7 7 (4.14%) Octopus Deploy
8 6 (3.55%) GitLab
8 6 (3.55%) SonarQube
9 5 (2.96%) Maven
10 3 (1.78%) Eclipse
10 3 (1.78%) Gradle
10 3 (1.78%) IntelliJ
10 3 (1.78%) NetBeans
10 3 (1.78%) Zephyr
11 2 (1.18%) LoadRunner
11 2 (1.18%) TeamCity
11 2 (1.18%) WebDriver
General
1 18 (10.65%) Finance
2 7 (4.14%) Banking
3 4 (2.37%) Back Office
3 4 (2.37%) Investment Banking
3 4 (2.37%) Law
4 3 (1.78%) Local Government
4 3 (1.78%) Retail Banking
5 2 (1.18%) Front Office
5 2 (1.18%) Marketing
5 2 (1.18%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (1.18%) Retail
6 1 (0.59%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 66 (39.05%) Developer
2 28 (16.57%) Analyst
3 16 (9.47%) DBA
3 16 (9.47%) SQL DBA
3 16 (9.47%) SQL Developer
4 15 (8.88%) Tester
5 13 (7.69%) .NET Developer
5 13 (7.69%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 11 (6.51%) Test Analyst
7 8 (4.73%) Administrator
7 8 (4.73%) Applications Support
7 8 (4.73%) Data Analyst
8 7 (4.14%) C# Developer
8 7 (4.14%) DevOps Engineer
9 6 (3.55%) Automation Test Analyst
9 6 (3.55%) Automation Tester
9 6 (3.55%) Java Developer
9 6 (3.55%) Support Engineer
10 5 (2.96%) Architect
10 5 (2.96%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (14.79%) .NET
2 24 (14.20%) SOAP
3 23 (13.61%) HTML
3 23 (13.61%) XML
4 18 (10.65%) REST
5 16 (9.47%) JSON
6 14 (8.28%) ASP.NET
7 13 (7.69%) Node.js
8 12 (7.10%) Web Services
9 10 (5.92%) AngularJS
9 10 (5.92%) CSS
10 8 (4.73%) ASP.NET MVC
11 7 (4.14%) .NET Framework
12 6 (3.55%) hapi
13 5 (2.96%) HTML5
13 5 (2.96%) Spring
14 4 (2.37%) Ajax
14 4 (2.37%) Entity Framework
14 4 (2.37%) jQuery
14 4 (2.37%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 15 (8.88%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (4.73%) Data Structures
3 5 (2.96%) Enterprise Software
3 5 (2.96%) Fat Client
3 5 (2.96%) Greenfield Project
3 5 (2.96%) Taxonomies
3 5 (2.96%) Thin Client
4 4 (2.37%) Clustering
5 3 (1.78%) Data Centre
5 3 (1.78%) Hybrid Cloud
5 3 (1.78%) Mobile App
5 3 (1.78%) User Experience
6 2 (1.18%) Enterprise Cloud
6 2 (1.18%) Equities
6 2 (1.18%) NHS
6 2 (1.18%) Pricing Data
6 2 (1.18%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (0.59%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.59%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.59%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 30 (17.75%) Windows
2 18 (10.65%) Unix
3 17 (10.06%) Linux
4 14 (8.28%) Windows Server
5 8 (4.73%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (4.14%) Windows 10
7 5 (2.96%) Windows 7
7 5 (2.96%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (1.78%) Oracle Linux
9 1 (0.59%) Android
9 1 (0.59%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.59%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (18.93%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (17.16%) Business Intelligence
3 27 (15.98%) ETL
4 20 (11.83%) Data Analysis
4 20 (11.83%) Migration
4 20 (11.83%) Test Automation
5 18 (10.65%) OWASP
6 14 (8.28%) Project Management
6 14 (8.28%) Scrum
6 14 (8.28%) SDLC
7 12 (7.10%) ITIL
7 12 (7.10%) MVC
8 11 (6.51%) Continuous Integration
8 11 (6.51%) Security Testing
9 10 (5.92%) CRM
9 10 (5.92%) ERP
9 10 (5.92%) Stakeholder Management
9 10 (5.92%) TDD
9 10 (5.92%) Unit Testing
9 10 (5.92%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 32 (18.93%) Java
2 31 (18.34%) C#
3 30 (17.75%) T-SQL
4 27 (15.98%) JavaScript
5 16 (9.47%) PL/SQL
6 11 (6.51%) PowerShell
7 9 (5.33%) Python
8 7 (4.14%) Perl
8 7 (4.14%) PHP
8 7 (4.14%) Shell Script
9 5 (2.96%) TypeScript
10 2 (1.18%) ANSI SQL
10 2 (1.18%) C
10 2 (1.18%) ES6
10 2 (1.18%) Java 8
10 2 (1.18%) SAS Macro
10 2 (1.18%) VBA
11 1 (0.59%) Scala
11 1 (0.59%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 5 (2.96%) Security Cleared
2 3 (1.78%) BPSS Clearance
2 3 (1.78%) DBS Check
2 3 (1.78%) ISEB
2 3 (1.78%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 2 (1.18%) ISTQB
3 2 (1.18%) SAS Certification
4 1 (0.59%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (0.59%) Degree
4 1 (0.59%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (0.59%) Numerate Degree
4 1 (0.59%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.14%) QA
2 5 (2.96%) Data Quality
3 3 (1.78%) GDPR
3 3 (1.78%) PMO
4 2 (1.18%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (7.69%) Active Directory
2 8 (4.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (4.14%) Docker
4 5 (2.96%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (2.37%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.59%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 1 (0.59%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.59%) vSphere
6 1 (0.59%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 6 (3.55%) WSUS
2 5 (2.96%) vCenter Server
3 4 (2.37%) McAfee ePO
3 4 (2.37%) SCCM
3 4 (2.37%) SCOM
4 2 (1.18%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (0.59%) BladeLogic
5 1 (0.59%) Failover Clustering
5 1 (0.59%) HP SIM
5 1 (0.59%) Kubernetes
5 1 (0.59%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.59%) SmoothWall
5 1 (0.59%) SQL Sentry
Vendors
1 43 (25.44%) Microsoft
2 28 (16.57%) Oracle
3 10 (5.92%) VMware
4 6 (3.55%) Tableau
5 5 (2.96%) Clearswift
5 5 (2.96%) Talend
5 5 (2.96%) Teradici
6 4 (2.37%) Dell
6 4 (2.37%) Hyperion
6 4 (2.37%) McAfee
7 3 (1.78%) Ab Initio
7 3 (1.78%) ServiceNow
8 2 (1.18%) Actuate
8 2 (1.18%) Citrix
8 2 (1.18%) Cognos
8 2 (1.18%) IBM
8 2 (1.18%) Teradata
9 1 (0.59%) Adobe
9 1 (0.59%) Avaya
9 1 (0.59%) Cisco