Period
to 26 September 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Lancashire 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 26 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)
North West > Lancashire
6 months to
26 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 8 8 12
Rank change year-on-year 0 +4 -8
Contract jobs citing SQL 82 85 85
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 12.87% 14.73% 11.32%
As % of the Programming Languages category 34.75% 59.03% 27.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 71 38
Lancashire median daily rate £425 £425 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +30.77% -29.04%
10th Percentile £225 £300 £213
90th Percentile £557 £645 £477
North West median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14% -2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 11 14
Lancashire median hourly rate £35.00 £42.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.65% +70.00% -32.43%
10th Percentile £18.38 £39.50 £20.50
90th Percentile £126.00 £44.00 £42.50
North West median hourly rate £35.00 £27.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year +29.63% +22.73% -38.03%

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 Lancashire with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
Lancashire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 236 144 306
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 37.05% 24.96% 40.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 177 88 187
Lancashire median daily rate £470 £375 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.33% -3.85% -2.50%
10th Percentile £264 £261 £263
90th Percentile £574 £615 £500
North West median daily rate £400 £395 £375
% change year-on-year +1.27% +5.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 23 25
Lancashire median hourly rate £40.13 £41.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.31% +10.67% +1.35%
10th Percentile £13.44 £36.38 £14.35
90th Percentile £43.00 £44.00 £42.50
North West median hourly rate £35.00 £39.13 £28.50
% change year-on-year -10.54% +37.28% -22.97%

SQL
Job Vacancy Trend in Lancashire

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

Job vacancy trend for SQL in Lancashire

SQL
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL in Lancashire

SQL
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Lancashire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL in Lancashire over the 6 months to 26 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SQL in Lancashire

SQL
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL in Lancashire

SQL
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Lancashire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL in Lancashire over the 6 months to 26 September 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for SQL in Lancashire

SQL
Contract Job Locations in Lancashire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL within the Lancashire region over the 6 months to 26 September 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Blackpool -2 35 £495 -20.80% 5
Preston +1 15 £493 +31.33% 9
Chorley -10 15 £340 +13.33% 9
Blackburn -4 4 £538 +29.52% 7
Newton-le-Willows - 1 - -
SQL
North West

For the 6 months to 26 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 Lancashire region with a requirement for SQL.

1 34 (41.46%) Oracle
2 30 (36.59%) PostgreSQL
3 22 (26.83%) Microsoft
4 21 (25.61%) Agile Software Development
4 21 (25.61%) Continuous Integration
4 21 (25.61%) Git (software)
5 19 (23.17%) Java
5 19 (23.17%) Linux
5 19 (23.17%) DevOps
6 18 (21.95%) Windows
6 18 (21.95%) Python
6 18 (21.95%) Puppet
7 17 (20.73%) SQL Server
8 16 (19.51%) Shell Script
8 16 (19.51%) Middleware
8 16 (19.51%) Ruby
9 15 (18.29%) Tuxedo
9 15 (18.29%) Perl
9 15 (18.29%) Microsoft Office
9 15 (18.29%) Continuous Deployment
10 14 (17.07%) Windows Server
11 13 (15.85%) Artifactory
11 13 (15.85%) C#
11 13 (15.85%) LAN
11 13 (15.85%) Security Cleared
12 12 (14.63%) SC Cleared
12 12 (14.63%) Microsoft Project
12 12 (14.63%) VMware
13 11 (13.41%) SOA
13 11 (13.41%) Spring

SQL
Co-occurring IT Skills in Lancashire 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 15 (18.29%) Tuxedo
2 2 (2.44%) Confluence
2 2 (2.44%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 2 (2.44%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.22%) Apache
3 1 (1.22%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (1.22%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (1.22%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.22%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (1.22%) IIS
3 1 (1.22%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.22%) NServiceBus
3 1 (1.22%) SAS
3 1 (1.22%) SharePoint
Applications
1 15 (18.29%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (14.63%) Microsoft Project
3 5 (6.10%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (3.66%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (2.44%) Oracle 11i
2 2 (2.44%) Oracle Assets
2 2 (2.44%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (2.44%) Oracle General Ledger
2 2 (2.44%) Oracle Payables
2 2 (2.44%) Oracle Receivables
3 1 (1.22%) Distributed Ledger
3 1 (1.22%) Exstream
3 1 (1.22%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.44%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (2.44%) Amazon EC2
1 2 (2.44%) Amazon ELB
1 2 (2.44%) Amazon S3
1 2 (2.44%) Office 365
1 2 (2.44%) Route 53
1 2 (2.44%) Slack
1 2 (2.44%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 13 (15.85%) LAN
2 2 (2.44%) HTTP
3 1 (1.22%) HTTPS
3 1 (1.22%) SSH
3 1 (1.22%) SSL
3 1 (1.22%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.22%) VLAN
3 1 (1.22%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (36.59%) PostgreSQL
2 17 (20.73%) SQL Server
3 9 (10.98%) MySQL
4 8 (9.76%) MongoDB
5 6 (7.32%) Data Warehouse
6 5 (6.10%) Big Data
6 5 (6.10%) NoSQL
7 4 (4.88%) Relational Database
8 3 (3.66%) Apache Cassandra
8 3 (3.66%) Data Lake
8 3 (3.66%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
8 3 (3.66%) SQL Server 2012
9 2 (2.44%) Apache Hive
9 2 (2.44%) BusinessObjects
9 2 (2.44%) Power BI
9 2 (2.44%) RDBMS
9 2 (2.44%) SAP Data Services
9 2 (2.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 2 (2.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 1 (1.22%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 21 (25.61%) Git (software)
2 13 (15.85%) Artifactory
3 6 (7.32%) Cucumber
3 6 (7.32%) JIRA
4 4 (4.88%) Jenkins
4 4 (4.88%) Selenium
5 3 (3.66%) JUnit
6 2 (2.44%) Gatling
6 2 (2.44%) GitLab
6 2 (2.44%) JMeter
6 2 (2.44%) Oracle APEX
6 2 (2.44%) Oracle Forms
6 2 (2.44%) SonarQube
6 2 (2.44%) The Grinder
6 2 (2.44%) Travis CI
7 1 (1.22%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (1.22%) Eclipse
7 1 (1.22%) ERwin
7 1 (1.22%) Subversion
7 1 (1.22%) Toad
General
1 3 (3.66%) Manufacturing
2 2 (2.44%) Finance
2 2 (2.44%) Legal
3 1 (1.22%) Advertising
3 1 (1.22%) Retail
Job Titles
1 23 (28.05%) Developer
2 15 (18.29%) DevOps Engineer
3 12 (14.63%) Project Manager
4 10 (12.20%) Java Developer
5 9 (10.98%) Infrastructure Manager
5 9 (10.98%) Infrastructure Project Manager
6 7 (8.54%) Analyst
6 7 (8.54%) Senior Developer
6 7 (8.54%) Senior Java Developer
7 6 (7.32%) .NET Developer
7 6 (7.32%) Architect
8 5 (6.10%) Backend Developer
8 5 (6.10%) Linux DevOps Engineer
8 5 (6.10%) Linux Engineer
8 5 (6.10%) Linux/Unix DevOps
9 4 (4.88%) Data Analyst
9 4 (4.88%) Data Architect
9 4 (4.88%) DBA
9 4 (4.88%) Junior
10 3 (3.66%) Junior Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (19.51%) Middleware
2 11 (13.41%) Spring
2 11 (13.41%) Spring Boot
3 10 (12.20%) .NET
3 10 (12.20%) Spring Security
4 8 (9.76%) CSS
4 8 (9.76%) HTML
5 3 (3.66%) jQuery
5 3 (3.66%) Node.js
5 3 (3.66%) Web Services
6 2 (2.44%) .NET Framework
6 2 (2.44%) Apache Camel
6 2 (2.44%) Apache CXF
6 2 (2.44%) ASP.NET
6 2 (2.44%) ASP.NET Web API
6 2 (2.44%) Elastic Stack
6 2 (2.44%) Entity Framework
6 2 (2.44%) JSON
6 2 (2.44%) REST
7 1 (1.22%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 6 (7.32%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (4.88%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.44%) Analytical Mindset
3 2 (2.44%) Computer Science
3 2 (2.44%) Life Science
4 1 (1.22%) CESG
4 1 (1.22%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.22%) NHS
4 1 (1.22%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (1.22%) Social Media
4 1 (1.22%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 19 (23.17%) Linux
2 18 (21.95%) Windows
3 14 (17.07%) Windows Server
4 3 (3.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (3.66%) Unix
5 2 (2.44%) CentOS
5 2 (2.44%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.22%) AIX
6 1 (1.22%) Windows 2000 Server
6 1 (1.22%) Windows 7
6 1 (1.22%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (25.61%) Agile Software Development
1 21 (25.61%) Continuous Integration
2 19 (23.17%) DevOps
3 15 (18.29%) Continuous Deployment
4 11 (13.41%) SOA
5 10 (12.20%) Business Intelligence
5 10 (12.20%) MVC
6 9 (10.98%) Project Management
7 8 (9.76%) Test Automation
8 7 (8.54%) CRM
9 6 (7.32%) BDD
9 6 (7.32%) Integration Testing
10 5 (6.10%) Analytics
10 5 (6.10%) Microservices
10 5 (6.10%) SFIA
10 5 (6.10%) TDD
11 4 (4.88%) Data Analysis
11 4 (4.88%) Data Management
11 4 (4.88%) Migration
11 4 (4.88%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 19 (23.17%) Java
2 18 (21.95%) Python
3 16 (19.51%) Ruby
3 16 (19.51%) Shell Script
4 15 (18.29%) Perl
5 13 (15.85%) C#
6 10 (12.20%) Java 8
7 8 (9.76%) JavaScript
8 4 (4.88%) T-SQL
9 3 (3.66%) PL/SQL
10 2 (2.44%) C
10 2 (2.44%) PHP
11 1 (1.22%) C++
11 1 (1.22%) COBOL
11 1 (1.22%) PowerShell
11 1 (1.22%) VB
11 1 (1.22%) VBA
Qualifications
1 13 (15.85%) Security Cleared
2 12 (14.63%) SC Cleared
3 3 (3.66%) BPSS Clearance
3 3 (3.66%) DBS Check
4 1 (1.22%) CESG Certified Professional
4 1 (1.22%) CISMP
4 1 (1.22%) Degree
4 1 (1.22%) HNC
4 1 (1.22%) IISP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.10%) QA
2 3 (3.66%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.22%) GDPR
System Software
1 2 (2.44%) Docker
2 1 (1.22%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.22%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 18 (21.95%) Puppet
2 3 (3.66%) Grafana
2 3 (3.66%) Terraform
3 2 (2.44%) Kubernetes
3 2 (2.44%) Packer
3 2 (2.44%) Prometheus
3 2 (2.44%) Rancher
4 1 (1.22%) Data Guard
4 1 (1.22%) Graylog
Vendors
1 34 (41.46%) Oracle
2 22 (26.83%) Microsoft
3 12 (14.63%) VMware
4 2 (2.44%) Atlassian
4 2 (2.44%) Black Duck
4 2 (2.44%) SAP
5 1 (1.22%) CA
5 1 (1.22%) Cognos
5 1 (1.22%) HP
5 1 (1.22%) Informatica
5 1 (1.22%) OpenText
5 1 (1.22%) Red Hat
5 1 (1.22%) Sage
5 1 (1.22%) Tableau
5 1 (1.22%) WatchGuard