Period
to 24 September 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Chester 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 24 September 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)
Cheshire > Chester
6 months to
24 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 2 9 5
Rank change year-on-year +7 -4 0
Contract jobs citing SQL 51 34 102
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Chester 23.39% 14.35% 27.95%
As % of the Programming Languages category 43.97% 32.69% 47.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 28 91
Chester median daily rate £388 £355 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.15% -8.39% -
10th Percentile £330 £295 £300
90th Percentile £535 £505 £488
Cheshire median daily rate £375 £375 £375
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Chester median hourly rate - - £20.78
Cheshire median hourly rate £23.75 £27.00 £17.14
% change year-on-year -12.04% +57.53% -48.06%

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 Chester with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
Chester
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 116 104 214
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Chester 53.21% 43.88% 58.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 96 194
Chester median daily rate £388 £438 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.43% +9.38% +1.59%
10th Percentile £319 £306 £289
90th Percentile £480 £491 £488
Cheshire median daily rate £388 £400 £388
% change year-on-year -3.13% +3.23% -3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Chester median hourly rate - - £21.00
Cheshire median hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year -16.67% -7.69% -13.33%

SQL
Job Vacancy Trend in Chester

Job postings citing SQL as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Chester.

Job vacancy trend for SQL in Chester

SQL
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Chester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SQL in Chester.

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL in Chester

SQL
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Chester

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL in Chester over the 6 months to 24 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SQL in Chester

SQL
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL in Chester.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL in Chester

For the 6 months to 24 September 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 Chester region with a requirement for SQL.

1 26 (50.98%) SQL Server
2 23 (45.10%) .NET
3 22 (43.14%) C#
4 21 (41.18%) ASP.NET
4 21 (41.18%) Agile Software Development
5 19 (37.25%) Business Intelligence
6 18 (35.29%) .NET Framework
6 18 (35.29%) Entity Framework
7 16 (31.37%) Microsoft Azure
7 16 (31.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 16 (31.37%) Project Management
7 16 (31.37%) Web Services
8 15 (29.41%) Microsoft
8 15 (29.41%) Relational Database
8 15 (29.41%) .NET Core
9 14 (27.45%) Docker
9 14 (27.45%) Problem-Solving
9 14 (27.45%) NoSQL
9 14 (27.45%) Redis
9 14 (27.45%) Teradata
9 14 (27.45%) Visual Studio
9 14 (27.45%) DB2
10 10 (19.61%) Finance
11 9 (17.65%) Unit Testing
12 7 (13.73%) ASP.NET MVC
12 7 (13.73%) MVC
12 7 (13.73%) Oracle
12 7 (13.73%) Microsoft Excel
13 6 (11.76%) Data Warehouse
13 6 (11.76%) TDD

SQL
Co-occurring IT Skills in Chester 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 5 (9.80%) SAS
2 1 (1.96%) Apache Spark
2 1 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (1.96%) IIS
2 1 (1.96%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.96%) Oracle Workflow
2 1 (1.96%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.96%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 7 (13.73%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (7.84%) Oracle EBS
1 4 (7.84%) Oracle EBS R12
2 3 (5.88%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (3.92%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (1.96%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (1.96%) Oracle Cash Management
4 1 (1.96%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (1.96%) Oracle Internet Expenses
4 1 (1.96%) Oracle iProcurement
4 1 (1.96%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (1.96%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 16 (31.37%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (5.88%) Dynamics 365
2 3 (5.88%) Taleo
3 2 (3.92%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (3.92%) Office 365
4 1 (1.96%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 4 (7.84%) SMS
2 1 (1.96%) HTTP
2 1 (1.96%) LAN
2 1 (1.96%) Reverse Proxy
2 1 (1.96%) SAN
2 1 (1.96%) Unified Communications
2 1 (1.96%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (50.98%) SQL Server
2 16 (31.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 15 (29.41%) Relational Database
4 14 (27.45%) DB2
4 14 (27.45%) NoSQL
4 14 (27.45%) Redis
5 6 (11.76%) Data Warehouse
6 5 (9.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (5.88%) Big Data
7 3 (5.88%) BusinessObjects
7 3 (5.88%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (3.92%) Oracle Reports
8 2 (3.92%) QlikView
8 2 (3.92%) SAS Enterprise Guide
9 1 (1.96%) Data Mining
9 1 (1.96%) DataStage
9 1 (1.96%) MySQL
9 1 (1.96%) Oracle Discoverer
9 1 (1.96%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (1.96%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 14 (27.45%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.96%) Cucumber
2 1 (1.96%) ER Studio
2 1 (1.96%) ERwin
2 1 (1.96%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.96%) JMeter
2 1 (1.96%) JUnit
2 1 (1.96%) Mercurial
2 1 (1.96%) Oracle APEX
2 1 (1.96%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (1.96%) Subversion
General
1 10 (19.61%) Finance
2 4 (7.84%) Local Government
3 2 (3.92%) Retail Banking
4 1 (1.96%) Automotive
4 1 (1.96%) Banking
Job Titles
1 31 (60.78%) Developer
2 15 (29.41%) .NET Developer
2 15 (29.41%) Lead Developer
3 8 (15.69%) Lead .NET Developer
4 7 (13.73%) Analyst
5 5 (9.80%) ASP.NET Developer
5 5 (9.80%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
5 5 (9.80%) C# .NET Developer
5 5 (9.80%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 5 (9.80%) C# Developer
6 3 (5.88%) Architect
6 3 (5.88%) Consultant
7 2 (3.92%) Business Analyst
7 2 (3.92%) Functional Consultant
7 2 (3.92%) Java Developer
7 2 (3.92%) Oracle Consultant
7 2 (3.92%) Oracle Developer
7 2 (3.92%) Solutions Architect
7 2 (3.92%) SQL Developer
7 2 (3.92%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (45.10%) .NET
2 21 (41.18%) ASP.NET
3 18 (35.29%) .NET Framework
3 18 (35.29%) Entity Framework
4 16 (31.37%) Web Services
5 15 (29.41%) .NET Core
6 7 (13.73%) ASP.NET MVC
7 4 (7.84%) XML
8 3 (5.88%) JSON
9 2 (3.92%) AngularJS
9 2 (3.92%) HTML
9 2 (3.92%) REST
10 1 (1.96%) ASP.NET Web API
10 1 (1.96%) jQuery
10 1 (1.96%) Oracle Fusion
10 1 (1.96%) RESTful
10 1 (1.96%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (9.80%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (7.84%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.92%) Data Structures
3 2 (3.92%) Pricing Data
3 2 (3.92%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (1.96%) Clustering
4 1 (1.96%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.96%) FMCG
4 1 (1.96%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (1.96%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.96%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 3 (5.88%) Windows
1 3 (5.88%) Windows Server
2 2 (3.92%) Unix
2 2 (3.92%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (1.96%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (1.96%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (41.18%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (37.25%) Business Intelligence
3 16 (31.37%) Project Management
4 14 (27.45%) Problem-Solving
5 9 (17.65%) Unit Testing
6 7 (13.73%) MVC
7 6 (11.76%) TDD
8 5 (9.80%) BDD
8 5 (9.80%) Pair Programming
9 4 (7.84%) Domain-Driven Design
9 4 (7.84%) ETL
9 4 (7.84%) Migration
9 4 (7.84%) Software Engineering
10 3 (5.88%) Data Migration
10 3 (5.88%) Decision-Making
10 3 (5.88%) Logistics
10 3 (5.88%) Risk Analysis
10 3 (5.88%) User Acceptance Testing
10 3 (5.88%) Visualisation
10 3 (5.88%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 22 (43.14%) C#
2 5 (9.80%) PL/SQL
3 4 (7.84%) JavaScript
3 4 (7.84%) T-SQL
4 2 (3.92%) Java
4 2 (3.92%) PowerShell
4 2 (3.92%) Python
4 2 (3.92%) SAS Macro
4 2 (3.92%) Shell Script
5 1 (1.96%) C
5 1 (1.96%) Scala
5 1 (1.96%) TypeScript
5 1 (1.96%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2 (3.92%) SAS Certification
2 1 (1.96%) ISEB
2 1 (1.96%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.88%) PMO
2 1 (1.96%) QA
System Software
1 14 (27.45%) Docker
2 2 (3.92%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.96%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 1 (1.96%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.96%) vSphere
3 1 (1.96%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (1.96%) HP SIM
1 1 (1.96%) McAfee ePO
1 1 (1.96%) Microsoft Clustering
1 1 (1.96%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (1.96%) Salt
1 1 (1.96%) SCCM
1 1 (1.96%) SCOM
1 1 (1.96%) SmoothWall
1 1 (1.96%) WSUS
Vendors
1 15 (29.41%) Microsoft
2 14 (27.45%) Teradata
3 7 (13.73%) Oracle
4 2 (3.92%) Talend
4 2 (3.92%) Vertica
4 2 (3.92%) VMware
5 1 (1.96%) Ab Initio
5 1 (1.96%) Altiris
5 1 (1.96%) Avaya
5 1 (1.96%) Cisco
5 1 (1.96%) Citrix
5 1 (1.96%) HP
5 1 (1.96%) IBM
5 1 (1.96%) McAfee
5 1 (1.96%) SaltStack
5 1 (1.96%) Tableau