The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Halifax with a requirement for SQL skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SQL over the 3 months to 23 June 2017 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)
West Yorkshire / Halifax
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 11 10 12
Rank change year-on-year -1 +2  
Contract jobs citing SQL 8 20 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Halifax 11.11% 13.51% 8.70%
As % of the Programming Languages category 34.78% 44.44% 77.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 17 8
Median daily rate £403 £400 £288
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.62% +39.13%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £383 £317 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £437 £438 £331
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £340
% change year-on-year +3.44% +6.61%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £32.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year +23.07% +44.44%  

SQL is in the programming language skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Halifax with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Halifax
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 23 45 18
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Halifax 31.94% 30.41% 11.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 31 10
Median daily rate £375 £421 £285
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.97% +47.80%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £320 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £446 £300
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £36.50
% change year-on-year +13.33% +2.73%  

SQL
Job Vacancy Trend in Halifax

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Halifax citing SQL as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Programming Languages category.

Job vacancy trend for SQL in Halifax

SQL
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Halifax

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL in Halifax

SQL
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Halifax

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL in Halifax

For the 6 months to 23 June 2017, 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 Halifax region with a requirement for SQL.

1 14 (60.87%) Finance
2 7 (30.43%) SQL Server
2 7 (30.43%) Microsoft
3 6 (26.09%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (26.09%) VBA
3 6 (26.09%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (21.74%) IBM
4 5 (21.74%) T-SQL
5 4 (17.39%) .NET
5 4 (17.39%) Java
5 4 (17.39%) Business Intelligence
5 4 (17.39%) Data Management
5 4 (17.39%) Workflow
5 4 (17.39%) StreamWeaver
6 3 (13.04%) Banking
6 3 (13.04%) Retail
6 3 (13.04%) Windows
6 3 (13.04%) ETL
6 3 (13.04%) SAS
6 3 (13.04%) Eclipse
6 3 (13.04%) Sun
6 3 (13.04%) BusinessObjects
6 3 (13.04%) Sun Certification
6 3 (13.04%) JDBC
6 3 (13.04%) JSP
6 3 (13.04%) Servlets
6 3 (13.04%) J2EE
6 3 (13.04%) Oracle
6 3 (13.04%) WebSphere
6 3 (13.04%) Open Source

SQL
Co-occurring IT Skills in Halifax 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 (17.39%) StreamWeaver
2 3 (13.04%) SAS
2 3 (13.04%) WebSphere
2 3 (13.04%) WebSphere Portal
3 2 (8.70%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 6 (26.09%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (8.70%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (8.70%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.70%) IaaS
1 2 (8.70%) PaaS
1 2 (8.70%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (30.43%) SQL Server
2 3 (13.04%) BusinessObjects
3 2 (8.70%) Big Data
3 2 (8.70%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
3 2 (8.70%) Hadoop
3 2 (8.70%) MongoDB
3 2 (8.70%) NoSQL
3 2 (8.70%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (8.70%) QlikView
3 2 (8.70%) RDBMS
3 2 (8.70%) Relational Database
3 2 (8.70%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (4.35%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (4.35%) DB2
4 1 (4.35%) SAS Data Integration Studio
4 1 (4.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (13.04%) Eclipse
2 2 (8.70%) NetBeans
3 1 (4.35%) Rational Application Developer
General
1 14 (60.87%) Finance
2 3 (13.04%) Banking
2 3 (13.04%) Retail
3 1 (4.35%) Financial Institution
3 1 (4.35%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 11 (47.83%) Developer
2 7 (30.43%) Analyst
3 3 (13.04%) SQL Developer
3 3 (13.04%) Technical Analyst
3 3 (13.04%) WebSphere Developer
3 3 (13.04%) WebSphere Portal Developer
4 2 (8.70%) .NET Developer
4 2 (8.70%) Architect
4 2 (8.70%) Business Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) Data Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) Data Architect
4 2 (8.70%) Data Quality Specialist
4 2 (8.70%) Enterprise Architect
4 2 (8.70%) Enterprise Data Architect
4 2 (8.70%) Full Stack Developer
4 2 (8.70%) Java Developer
4 2 (8.70%) Java WebSphere Developer
4 2 (8.70%) Portal Developer
4 2 (8.70%) Technical Developer
5 1 (4.35%) Database Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (17.39%) .NET
2 3 (13.04%) J2EE
2 3 (13.04%) JDBC
2 3 (13.04%) JSP
2 3 (13.04%) Servlets
3 2 (8.70%) .NET Framework
3 2 (8.70%) AngularJS
3 2 (8.70%) ASP.NET
3 2 (8.70%) ASP.NET MVC
3 2 (8.70%) CSS
3 2 (8.70%) HTML
3 2 (8.70%) JMS
3 2 (8.70%) JNI
3 2 (8.70%) jQuery
3 2 (8.70%) Web Services
4 1 (4.35%) JSF
4 1 (4.35%) WCF
4 1 (4.35%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (8.70%) Enterprise Storage
1 2 (8.70%) Hybrid Cloud
1 2 (8.70%) Management Information System
2 1 (4.35%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 3 (13.04%) Windows
2 2 (8.70%) Android
2 2 (8.70%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (26.09%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (17.39%) Business Intelligence
2 4 (17.39%) Data Management
2 4 (17.39%) Workflow
3 3 (13.04%) Analytics
3 3 (13.04%) ETL
3 3 (13.04%) Open Source
4 2 (8.70%) Configuration Management
4 2 (8.70%) Data Modelling
4 2 (8.70%) Data Security
4 2 (8.70%) Data Strategy
4 2 (8.70%) Information Security
4 2 (8.70%) Logical Data Model
4 2 (8.70%) MVC
4 2 (8.70%) Performance Metrics
4 2 (8.70%) Physical Data Model
4 2 (8.70%) Scrum
4 2 (8.70%) SDLC
4 2 (8.70%) SOA
4 2 (8.70%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 6 (26.09%) VBA
2 5 (21.74%) T-SQL
3 4 (17.39%) Java
4 2 (8.70%) C#
4 2 (8.70%) VB.NET
5 1 (4.35%) VB
Qualifications
1 3 (13.04%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.70%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 7 (30.43%) Microsoft
2 5 (21.74%) IBM
3 3 (13.04%) Oracle
3 3 (13.04%) Sun
4 1 (4.35%) SAP
4 1 (4.35%) Teradata