The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Herefordshire 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 27 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 Midlands / Herefordshire
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 6 5 3
Rank change year-on-year -1 -2  
Contract jobs citing SQL 6 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Herefordshire 27.27% 14.29% 11.11%
As % of the Programming Languages category 35.29% 33.33% 50.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 0
Median daily rate £215 £450 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -52.22% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £340
% change year-on-year +3.44% +6.61%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £14.00
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 Herefordshire with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Herefordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 17 6 2
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Herefordshire 77.27% 42.86% 22.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 1 1
Median daily rate £325 £450 £188
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -27.77% +140.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 1
Median hourly rate - £37.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +167.85%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year +13.33% +1.35%  

SQL
Job Vacancy Trend in Herefordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Herefordshire 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 Herefordshire

SQL
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Herefordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL in Herefordshire

SQL
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Herefordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL in Herefordshire

For the 6 months to 27 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 Herefordshire region with a requirement for SQL.

1 9 (75.00%) HTML
2 7 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (58.33%) Google
2 7 (58.33%) Google Cloud Platform
3 6 (50.00%) SDLC
4 5 (41.67%) JIRA Agile
4 5 (41.67%) Performance Testing
4 5 (41.67%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (41.67%) JIRA
4 5 (41.67%) QA
4 5 (41.67%) Test Automation
4 5 (41.67%) Waterfall
4 5 (41.67%) SpecFlow
4 5 (41.67%) Gherkin
4 5 (41.67%) Retail
4 5 (41.67%) E-Commerce
5 4 (33.33%) CSS
5 4 (33.33%) JavaScript
6 3 (25.00%) SQL Server
6 3 (25.00%) Windows
7 2 (16.67%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (16.67%) BDD
7 2 (16.67%) MongoDB
7 2 (16.67%) NoSQL
7 2 (16.67%) Web Development
7 2 (16.67%) Docker
7 2 (16.67%) Mentoring
7 2 (16.67%) AngularJS
7 2 (16.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 2 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC 5

SQL
Co-occurring IT Skills in Herefordshire 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 1 (8.33%) SharePoint
1 1 (8.33%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 7 (58.33%) Google Cloud Platform
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (16.67%) MongoDB
2 2 (16.67%) MySQL
2 2 (16.67%) NoSQL
2 2 (16.67%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 5 (41.67%) JIRA
1 5 (41.67%) JIRA Agile
1 5 (41.67%) SpecFlow
General
1 5 (41.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (58.33%) Analyst
2 5 (41.67%) QA Analyst
3 3 (25.00%) Developer
4 2 (16.67%) .NET Developer
4 2 (16.67%) ASP.NET Developer
4 2 (16.67%) C# .NET Developer
4 2 (16.67%) C# ASP.NET Developer
4 2 (16.67%) C# Developer
5 1 (8.33%) Active Directory Administrator
5 1 (8.33%) Administrator
5 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
5 1 (8.33%) DBA
5 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) Linux Administrator
5 1 (8.33%) PHP Developer
5 1 (8.33%) SharePoint Administrator
5 1 (8.33%) SQL Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) Support Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (75.00%) HTML
2 5 (41.67%) Gherkin
3 4 (33.33%) CSS
4 2 (16.67%) .NET
4 2 (16.67%) .NET Core
4 2 (16.67%) Angular 2
4 2 (16.67%) AngularJS
4 2 (16.67%) ASP.NET
4 2 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC 5
4 2 (16.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 5 (41.67%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (8.33%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 3 (25.00%) Windows
2 1 (8.33%) Linux
2 1 (8.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (8.33%) Windows Server
2 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (50.00%) SDLC
3 5 (41.67%) E-Commerce
3 5 (41.67%) Performance Testing
3 5 (41.67%) Test Automation
3 5 (41.67%) Waterfall
4 2 (16.67%) BDD
4 2 (16.67%) Mentoring
4 2 (16.67%) MVC
4 2 (16.67%) TDD
4 2 (16.67%) Web Development
5 1 (8.33%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 4 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 2 (16.67%) C#
2 2 (16.67%) Java
2 2 (16.67%) PHP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (41.67%) QA
System Software
1 2 (16.67%) Docker
2 1 (8.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (8.33%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) WSUS
Vendors
1 7 (58.33%) Google
2 1 (8.33%) Red Hat