Period
to 11 December 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 11 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)
Cheshire > Chester
6 months to
11 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 4 7 6
Rank change year-on-year +3 -1 -2
Contract jobs citing SQL 34 30 47
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Chester 17.99% 14.63% 18.15%
As % of the Programming Languages category 40.48% 41.67% 37.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 25 39
Chester median daily rate £388 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.71% +7.69% -11.86%
10th Percentile £326 £300 £300
90th Percentile £448 £503 £488
Cheshire median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +7.14% - -3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Chester median hourly rate - - -
Cheshire median hourly rate £23.75 £27.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year -12.04% +38.46% +11.43%

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 84 72 124
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Chester 44.44% 35.12% 47.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 62 110
Chester median daily rate £388 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% -6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £325 £306 £292
90th Percentile £478 £487 £475
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -2.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Chester median hourly rate £17.50 - -
Cheshire median hourly rate £40.00 £29.50 £24.25
% change year-on-year +35.59% +21.65% -3.96%

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 11 December 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 11 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 Chester region with a requirement for SQL.

1 15 (44.12%) Microsoft
2 11 (32.35%) .NET
2 11 (32.35%) SQL Server
3 9 (26.47%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (23.53%) MVC
4 8 (23.53%) C#
5 7 (20.59%) ASP.NET
5 7 (20.59%) Data Warehouse
5 7 (20.59%) Unit Testing
5 7 (20.59%) ASP.NET MVC
6 6 (17.65%) BDD
6 6 (17.65%) TDD
6 6 (17.65%) Microsoft Excel
6 6 (17.65%) Finance
7 5 (14.71%) Windows
7 5 (14.71%) JavaScript
7 5 (14.71%) Pair Programming
7 5 (14.71%) Data Analysis
7 5 (14.71%) Migration
7 5 (14.71%) Enterprise Software
8 4 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
8 4 (11.76%) Domain-Driven Design
8 4 (11.76%) Entity Framework
8 4 (11.76%) Risk Analysis
8 4 (11.76%) Software Engineering
8 4 (11.76%) .NET Framework
8 4 (11.76%) T-SQL
8 4 (11.76%) Oracle
8 4 (11.76%) SAS
9 3 (8.82%) Web Services

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 4 (11.76%) SAS
2 1 (2.94%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (2.94%) IIS
2 1 (2.94%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.94%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.94%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 6 (17.65%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.94%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (2.94%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (2.94%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (2.94%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (2.94%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 3 (8.82%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (5.88%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (5.88%) Office 365
3 1 (2.94%) AWS Lambda
3 1 (2.94%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.88%) Firewall
1 2 (5.88%) SMS
2 1 (2.94%) LAN
2 1 (2.94%) Reverse Proxy
2 1 (2.94%) SAN
2 1 (2.94%) Unified Communications
2 1 (2.94%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (32.35%) SQL Server
2 7 (20.59%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (8.82%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (5.88%) Big Data
4 2 (5.88%) BusinessObjects
4 2 (5.88%) QlikView
4 2 (5.88%) SAS Enterprise Guide
4 2 (5.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (2.94%) Data Mining
5 1 (2.94%) DataStage
5 1 (2.94%) MongoDB
5 1 (2.94%) Neo4j
5 1 (2.94%) NoSQL
5 1 (2.94%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (2.94%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (2.94%) Relational Database
5 1 (2.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (2.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (2.94%) ER Studio
1 1 (2.94%) ERwin
1 1 (2.94%) Git (software)
1 1 (2.94%) JMeter
1 1 (2.94%) Oracle APEX
General
1 6 (17.65%) Finance
2 2 (5.88%) Retail Banking
3 1 (2.94%) Automotive
3 1 (2.94%) Banking
3 1 (2.94%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 16 (47.06%) Developer
2 9 (26.47%) Analyst
3 8 (23.53%) .NET Developer
4 5 (14.71%) ASP.NET Developer
4 5 (14.71%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
4 5 (14.71%) C# .NET Developer
4 5 (14.71%) C# ASP.NET Developer
4 5 (14.71%) C# Developer
5 3 (8.82%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (5.88%) Azure Engineer
6 2 (5.88%) Azure Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (5.88%) Business Analyst
6 2 (5.88%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (5.88%) Excel Developer
6 2 (5.88%) IT Analyst
6 2 (5.88%) Migration Engineer
6 2 (5.88%) SAS Developer
6 2 (5.88%) Server Engineer
6 2 (5.88%) SQL Developer
6 2 (5.88%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (32.35%) .NET
2 7 (20.59%) ASP.NET
2 7 (20.59%) ASP.NET MVC
3 4 (11.76%) .NET Framework
3 4 (11.76%) Entity Framework
4 3 (8.82%) AngularJS
4 3 (8.82%) HTML
4 3 (8.82%) JSON
4 3 (8.82%) Web Services
4 3 (8.82%) XML
5 2 (5.88%) Node.js
5 2 (5.88%) REST
6 1 (2.94%) .NET Core
6 1 (2.94%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (2.94%) CSS
6 1 (2.94%) JSON Schema
6 1 (2.94%) Laravel
6 1 (2.94%) Oracle Fusion
6 1 (2.94%) React
6 1 (2.94%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (14.71%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (5.88%) Data Structures
3 2 (5.88%) Pricing Data
3 2 (5.88%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (2.94%) Clustering
4 1 (2.94%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.94%) FMCG
4 1 (2.94%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (2.94%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 5 (14.71%) Windows
2 2 (5.88%) Windows Server
3 1 (2.94%) Linux
3 1 (2.94%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (2.94%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (2.94%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (26.47%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (23.53%) MVC
3 7 (20.59%) Unit Testing
4 6 (17.65%) BDD
4 6 (17.65%) TDD
5 5 (14.71%) Data Analysis
5 5 (14.71%) Migration
5 5 (14.71%) Pair Programming
6 4 (11.76%) Domain-Driven Design
6 4 (11.76%) Risk Analysis
6 4 (11.76%) Software Engineering
7 3 (8.82%) Business Intelligence
7 3 (8.82%) ETL
7 3 (8.82%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 3 (8.82%) SDLC
7 3 (8.82%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (8.82%) User Acceptance Testing
8 2 (5.88%) ITIL
8 2 (5.88%) OOP
8 2 (5.88%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (23.53%) C#
2 5 (14.71%) JavaScript
3 4 (11.76%) T-SQL
4 2 (5.88%) PL/SQL
4 2 (5.88%) SAS Macro
4 2 (5.88%) TypeScript
5 1 (2.94%) C
5 1 (2.94%) PHP
5 1 (2.94%) PowerShell
5 1 (2.94%) Shell Script
5 1 (2.94%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2 (5.88%) SAS Certification
2 1 (2.94%) ISEB
2 1 (2.94%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.94%) QA
System Software
1 3 (8.82%) Active Directory
2 2 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.94%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 1 (2.94%) Docker
3 1 (2.94%) Hyper-V
3 1 (2.94%) vSphere
3 1 (2.94%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (2.94%) HP SIM
1 1 (2.94%) Kubernetes
1 1 (2.94%) McAfee ePO
1 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Clustering
1 1 (2.94%) SCCM
1 1 (2.94%) SCOM
1 1 (2.94%) SmoothWall
1 1 (2.94%) WSUS
Vendors
1 15 (44.12%) Microsoft
2 4 (11.76%) Oracle
3 3 (8.82%) VMware
4 2 (5.88%) Citrix
5 1 (2.94%) Ab Initio
5 1 (2.94%) Altiris
5 1 (2.94%) Avaya
5 1 (2.94%) Cisco
5 1 (2.94%) HP
5 1 (2.94%) IBM
5 1 (2.94%) McAfee
5 1 (2.94%) Talend
5 1 (2.94%) Vertica
5 1 (2.94%) Zend