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 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
SQL (Structured Query Language)
West Yorkshire / Halifax
Rank 6 15 11
Rank change year-on-year +9 -4  
Contract jobs citing SQL 15 6 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Halifax 20.00% 6.45% 12.80%
As % of the Programming Languages category 62.50% 28.57% 65.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 5 13
Median daily rate £400 £453 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.60% +45.96%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £300 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £423 £455 £448
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £370 £350
% change year-on-year -2.02% +5.71%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.75 £24.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year +65.62% -20.00%  

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 24 21 32
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Halifax 32.00% 22.58% 19.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 17 20
Median daily rate £310 £325 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.61% +4.83%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £300 £266
10% offered a daily rate of more than £439 £455 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +4.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Median hourly rate - - £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.64 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +4.10% +11.11%  

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

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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 Daily Rate Histogram in Halifax

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL in Halifax over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SQL in Halifax

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Halifax

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL in Halifax

SQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Halifax

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 11 (50.00%) Finance
2 10 (45.45%) Microsoft
3 9 (40.91%) SQL Server
4 8 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (31.82%) .NET
6 6 (27.27%) Business Intelligence
7 5 (22.73%) ETL
7 5 (22.73%) Oracle
7 5 (22.73%) C#
7 5 (22.73%) Data Management
8 4 (18.18%) Workflow
8 4 (18.18%) T-SQL
8 4 (18.18%) BusinessObjects
8 4 (18.18%) StreamWeaver
8 4 (18.18%) Analytics
9 3 (13.64%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 3 (13.64%) Big Data
9 3 (13.64%) Hybrid Cloud
9 3 (13.64%) SDLC
9 3 (13.64%) Analytical Skills
9 3 (13.64%) Logical Data Model
9 3 (13.64%) Physical Data Model
9 3 (13.64%) IaaS
9 3 (13.64%) BPMN
9 3 (13.64%) Hadoop
9 3 (13.64%) SaaS
9 3 (13.64%) PaaS
9 3 (13.64%) Enterprise Storage
9 3 (13.64%) MongoDB
9 3 (13.64%) NoSQL

SQL
Top Related 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 (18.18%) StreamWeaver
2 3 (13.64%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 2 (9.09%) SAS
Applications
1 3 (13.64%) MS Office
1 3 (13.64%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (13.64%) IaaS
1 3 (13.64%) PaaS
1 3 (13.64%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (40.91%) SQL Server
2 4 (18.18%) BusinessObjects
3 3 (13.64%) Big Data
3 3 (13.64%) Hadoop
3 3 (13.64%) MongoDB
3 3 (13.64%) NoSQL
3 3 (13.64%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (13.64%) QlikView
4 2 (9.09%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
4 2 (9.09%) RDBMS
4 2 (9.09%) Relational Database
4 2 (9.09%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (9.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (4.55%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (4.55%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (4.55%) DB2
5 1 (4.55%) Power BI
5 1 (4.55%) SAS Data Integration Studio
5 1 (4.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (4.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
General
1 11 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (4.55%) Banking
2 1 (4.55%) Financial Institution
2 1 (4.55%) Manufacturing
2 1 (4.55%) Retail
Job Titles
1 12 (54.55%) Developer
2 5 (22.73%) .NET Developer
2 5 (22.73%) Analyst
3 4 (18.18%) SQL Developer
4 3 (13.64%) Architect
4 3 (13.64%) Data Analyst
4 3 (13.64%) Data Architect
4 3 (13.64%) Enterprise Architect
4 3 (13.64%) Enterprise Data Architect
5 2 (9.09%) Business Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) Technical Developer
6 1 (4.55%) Business IT Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) C# Developer
6 1 (4.55%) Data Warehouse Developer
6 1 (4.55%) Database Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) Graduate
6 1 (4.55%) Junior
6 1 (4.55%) SQL Server Data Warehouse Developer
6 1 (4.55%) Technical Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) VB.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (31.82%) .NET
2 3 (13.64%) Web Services
3 2 (9.09%) ASP.NET
3 2 (9.09%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (4.55%) .NET Framework
4 1 (4.55%) AngularJS
4 1 (4.55%) CSS
4 1 (4.55%) HTML
4 1 (4.55%) jQuery
4 1 (4.55%) MDX
4 1 (4.55%) WCF
4 1 (4.55%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.64%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (13.64%) Enterprise Storage
1 3 (13.64%) Hybrid Cloud
1 3 (13.64%) Management Information System
2 1 (4.55%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 3 (13.64%) Windows
2 2 (9.09%) Android
2 2 (9.09%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (27.27%) Business Intelligence
3 5 (22.73%) Data Management
3 5 (22.73%) ETL
4 4 (18.18%) Analytics
4 4 (18.18%) Workflow
5 3 (13.64%) BPMN
5 3 (13.64%) Configuration Management
5 3 (13.64%) Data Modelling
5 3 (13.64%) Data Security
5 3 (13.64%) Enterprise Data Management
5 3 (13.64%) Information Security
5 3 (13.64%) Logical Data Model
5 3 (13.64%) MVC
5 3 (13.64%) Physical Data Model
5 3 (13.64%) SDLC
5 3 (13.64%) SOA
6 2 (9.09%) BDD
6 2 (9.09%) Data Analysis
6 2 (9.09%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 5 (22.73%) C#
2 4 (18.18%) T-SQL
3 3 (13.64%) VB.NET
3 3 (13.64%) VBA
4 2 (9.09%) VB
5 1 (4.55%) Java
5 1 (4.55%) JavaScript
5 1 (4.55%) VB6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.55%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 10 (45.45%) Microsoft
2 5 (22.73%) Oracle
3 2 (9.09%) IBM
4 1 (4.55%) SAP
4 1 (4.55%) Teradata