Period
to 15 December 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 15 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)
North West > Lancashire
6 months to
15 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 4 6 5
Rank change year-on-year +2 -1 +1
Contract jobs citing SQL 105 92 103
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 15.13% 19.91% 17.37%
As % of the Programming Languages category 35.59% 51.69% 44.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 83 70
Lancashire median daily rate £407 £425 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.35% +30.77% -31.58%
10th Percentile £225 £309 £224
90th Percentile £713 £645 £431
North West median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14% -3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 14 9
Lancashire median hourly rate £35.61 £42.75 £38.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.70% +11.04% +4.05%
10th Percentile £22.54 £39.84 £20.65
90th Percentile £42.50 £52.78 £42.80
North West median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +81.82% -40.94%

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 295 178 231
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 42.51% 38.53% 38.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 209 118 163
Lancashire median daily rate £463 £411 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.46% +9.67% -6.25%
10th Percentile £263 £289 £263
90th Percentile £625 £615 £494
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 27 22
Lancashire median hourly rate £36.25 £42.50 £39.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.71% +6.58% -0.31%
10th Percentile £15.63 £36.95 £22.70
90th Percentile £42.65 £49.40 £42.50
North West median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £31.01
% change year-on-year -12.50% +28.98% -17.30%

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 15 December 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 15 December 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 15 December 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 37 £500 -18.03% 5
Preston +5 22 £325 -18.75% 14
Chorley -5 9 £309 -6.44% 7
Blackburn -7 7 £225 -43.75% 15
Lancaster - 4 £319 - 3
Fleetwood - 2 £380 -
SQL
North West

For the 6 months to 15 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 Lancashire region with a requirement for SQL.

1 39 (37.14%) Oracle
2 34 (32.38%) Agile Software Development
3 31 (29.52%) SQL Server
4 30 (28.57%) PostgreSQL
5 27 (25.71%) C#
5 27 (25.71%) Linux
5 27 (25.71%) Continuous Integration
6 24 (22.86%) Git (software)
7 23 (21.90%) .NET
8 21 (20.00%) Shell Script
8 21 (20.00%) Puppet
8 21 (20.00%) DevOps
9 20 (19.05%) Python
10 19 (18.10%) Java
10 19 (18.10%) Windows
11 17 (16.19%) Middleware
12 16 (15.24%) Continuous Deployment
12 16 (15.24%) MVC
12 16 (15.24%) Perl
12 16 (15.24%) Tuxedo
12 16 (15.24%) Microsoft
12 16 (15.24%) Ruby
13 14 (13.33%) Security Cleared
13 14 (13.33%) Business Intelligence
13 14 (13.33%) Artifactory
13 14 (13.33%) Windows Server
14 13 (12.38%) Data Warehouse
14 13 (12.38%) VMware
14 13 (12.38%) SC Cleared
15 12 (11.43%) Test Automation

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 16 (15.24%) Tuxedo
2 3 (2.86%) Confluence
2 3 (2.86%) SAS
3 2 (1.90%) Apache
3 2 (1.90%) Apache Spark
4 1 (0.95%) Apache Pig
4 1 (0.95%) NServiceBus
4 1 (0.95%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (0.95%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.95%) Tomcat
Applications
1 10 (9.52%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (6.67%) Microsoft Project
3 5 (4.76%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.95%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.90%) SystmOne
2 1 (0.95%) Distributed Ledger
2 1 (0.95%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.95%) Exstream
2 1 (0.95%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 7 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (2.86%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (2.86%) Amazon EC2
2 3 (2.86%) Amazon ELB
2 3 (2.86%) Amazon S3
2 3 (2.86%) Route 53
2 3 (2.86%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 2 (1.90%) GitHub
3 2 (1.90%) IaaS
4 1 (0.95%) Dynamics 365
4 1 (0.95%) Office 365
4 1 (0.95%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 8 (7.62%) LAN
2 4 (3.81%) HTTP
3 2 (1.90%) Internet
3 2 (1.90%) Kerberos
4 1 (0.95%) Broadband
4 1 (0.95%) Firewall
4 1 (0.95%) HTTPS
4 1 (0.95%) SSH
4 1 (0.95%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (29.52%) SQL Server
2 30 (28.57%) PostgreSQL
3 13 (12.38%) Data Warehouse
4 10 (9.52%) MySQL
5 9 (8.57%) Big Data
5 9 (8.57%) MongoDB
6 6 (5.71%) Apache Hive
6 6 (5.71%) Data Lake
7 5 (4.76%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
7 5 (4.76%) Hadoop
7 5 (4.76%) HBase
7 5 (4.76%) Power BI
7 5 (4.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 5 (4.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 4 (3.81%) Oracle Database
8 4 (3.81%) Relational Database
9 3 (2.86%) NoSQL
9 3 (2.86%) RDBMS
9 3 (2.86%) SQL Server 2012
10 2 (1.90%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 24 (22.86%) Git (software)
2 14 (13.33%) Artifactory
3 9 (8.57%) Visual Studio
4 8 (7.62%) JIRA
5 6 (5.71%) Cucumber
5 6 (5.71%) GitLab
5 6 (5.71%) Selenium
6 4 (3.81%) Jenkins
6 4 (3.81%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (2.86%) ERwin
7 3 (2.86%) JMeter
7 3 (2.86%) SonarQube
7 3 (2.86%) Subversion
8 2 (1.90%) Gatling
8 2 (1.90%) RStudio
8 2 (1.90%) The Grinder
8 2 (1.90%) Toad
8 2 (1.90%) Travis CI
9 1 (0.95%) Maven
9 1 (0.95%) SpecFlow
General
1 5 (4.76%) Finance
2 2 (1.90%) Legal
3 1 (0.95%) Advertising
3 1 (0.95%) Manufacturing
3 1 (0.95%) Retail
Job Titles
1 46 (43.81%) Developer
2 17 (16.19%) DevOps Engineer
3 13 (12.38%) .NET Developer
4 11 (10.48%) SQL Developer
5 10 (9.52%) Java Developer
6 7 (6.67%) Analyst
6 7 (6.67%) Architect
6 7 (6.67%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 7 (6.67%) Project Manager
6 7 (6.67%) Senior Developer
6 7 (6.67%) Senior Java Developer
7 6 (5.71%) Data Architect
8 5 (4.76%) Backend Developer
8 5 (4.76%) Consultant
8 5 (4.76%) Linux DevOps Engineer
8 5 (4.76%) Linux Engineer
8 5 (4.76%) Linux/Unix DevOps
9 4 (3.81%) Infrastructure Manager
9 4 (3.81%) Senior Architect
9 4 (3.81%) Senior Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (21.90%) .NET
2 17 (16.19%) Middleware
3 12 (11.43%) HTML
3 12 (11.43%) Spring
4 10 (9.52%) Spring Boot
4 10 (9.52%) Spring Security
5 9 (8.57%) CSS
6 6 (5.71%) .NET Framework
6 6 (5.71%) Entity Framework
7 5 (4.76%) .NET Core
7 5 (4.76%) AngularJS
7 5 (4.76%) ASP.NET
7 5 (4.76%) jQuery
8 4 (3.81%) REST
8 4 (3.81%) Vue.js
8 4 (3.81%) Web Services
9 3 (2.86%) Elastic Stack
9 3 (2.86%) SOAP
10 2 (1.90%) ASP.NET Web API
10 2 (1.90%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 10 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (5.71%) Management Information System
2 6 (5.71%) User Experience
3 5 (4.76%) NHS
4 4 (3.81%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (1.90%) Analytical Mindset
5 2 (1.90%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 1 (0.95%) Algorithms
6 1 (0.95%) Blog
6 1 (0.95%) Data Structures
6 1 (0.95%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.95%) Replication
6 1 (0.95%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (0.95%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 27 (25.71%) Linux
2 19 (18.10%) Windows
3 14 (13.33%) Windows Server
4 7 (6.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 7 (6.67%) Unix
5 5 (4.76%) CentOS
6 1 (0.95%) AIX
6 1 (0.95%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (32.38%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (25.71%) Continuous Integration
3 21 (20.00%) DevOps
4 16 (15.24%) Continuous Deployment
4 16 (15.24%) MVC
5 14 (13.33%) Business Intelligence
6 12 (11.43%) Test Automation
7 11 (10.48%) TDD
8 10 (9.52%) Analytics
8 10 (9.52%) Migration
8 10 (9.52%) SOA
9 8 (7.62%) BDD
9 8 (7.62%) Data Management
9 8 (7.62%) Data Migration
10 7 (6.67%) ETL
10 7 (6.67%) Integration Testing
10 7 (6.67%) Problem-Solving
10 7 (6.67%) Project Management
10 7 (6.67%) Technical Leadership
11 6 (5.71%) UX Design
Programming Languages
1 27 (25.71%) C#
2 21 (20.00%) Shell Script
3 20 (19.05%) Python
4 19 (18.10%) Java
5 16 (15.24%) Perl
5 16 (15.24%) Ruby
6 12 (11.43%) JavaScript
7 9 (8.57%) Java 8
8 8 (7.62%) T-SQL
9 6 (5.71%) PL/SQL
10 2 (1.90%) Bash Shell
10 2 (1.90%) C
10 2 (1.90%) C++
10 2 (1.90%) R
11 1 (0.95%) AWK
11 1 (0.95%) COBOL
11 1 (0.95%) Korn
11 1 (0.95%) PHP
11 1 (0.95%) sed
11 1 (0.95%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 14 (13.33%) Security Cleared
2 13 (12.38%) SC Cleared
3 4 (3.81%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (1.90%) Degree
5 1 (0.95%) DBS Check
5 1 (0.95%) HNC
5 1 (0.95%) HND
5 1 (0.95%) ISEB
5 1 (0.95%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.76%) Data Quality
1 5 (4.76%) QA
2 1 (0.95%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 3 (2.86%) Docker
2 2 (1.90%) HDFS
3 1 (0.95%) Apache Flume
3 1 (0.95%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 1 (0.95%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (0.95%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 21 (20.00%) Puppet
2 4 (3.81%) Grafana
2 4 (3.81%) Terraform
3 3 (2.86%) Packer
3 3 (2.86%) Prometheus
4 2 (1.90%) Kubernetes
4 2 (1.90%) Rancher
5 1 (0.95%) Ansible
5 1 (0.95%) BMC PATROL
5 1 (0.95%) Ganglia
5 1 (0.95%) Graylog
5 1 (0.95%) Nagios
5 1 (0.95%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.95%) Oozie
Vendors
1 39 (37.14%) Oracle
2 16 (15.24%) Microsoft
3 13 (12.38%) VMware
4 4 (3.81%) Apple
4 4 (3.81%) Tableau
5 3 (2.86%) Black Duck
5 3 (2.86%) Hortonworks
6 2 (1.90%) CA
6 2 (1.90%) Informatica
6 2 (1.90%) Red Hat
6 2 (1.90%) Sage
6 2 (1.90%) SAP
6 2 (1.90%) Talend
7 1 (0.95%) BMC
7 1 (0.95%) Cognos
7 1 (0.95%) EnterpriseDB
7 1 (0.95%) Micro Focus
7 1 (0.95%) OpenText
7 1 (0.95%) Pega
7 1 (0.95%) Sitecore