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 3 months to 23 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
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
SQL (Structured Query Language)
North West / Lancashire
Rank 8 15 5
Rank change year-on-year +7 -10  
Contract jobs citing SQL 34 45 57
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 16.59% 10.51% 14.96%
As % of the Programming Languages category 53.13% 23.94% 42.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 31 39
Median daily rate £325 £318 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.36% -9.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £450 £504
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £370 £350
% change year-on-year -2.02% +5.71%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 9 5
Median hourly rate £43.00 £40.00 £46.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.50% -13.04%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.20 £36.60 £44.26
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £47.33 £46.09
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £23.02 £30.00
% change year-on-year +73.76% -23.26%  

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 Lancashire with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Lancashire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 64 188 133
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Lancashire 31.22% 43.93% 34.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 121 82
Median daily rate £325 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.34% +3.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £258 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £600 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +4.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 27 11
Median hourly rate £43.00 £41.50 £45.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.61% -8.79%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £35.40 £35.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £47.33 £46.09
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 Lancashire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Lancashire 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 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 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SQL in Lancashire

SQL
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 23 March 2017.

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 3 months to 23 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Preston -1 12 £328 -9.65% 7
Blackburn -4 5 £369 +47.50% 2
Fleetwood - 4 £275 -
Blackpool +2 2 £500 +11.11% 3
SQL
North West

SQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 23 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 Lancashire region with a requirement for SQL.

1 33 (35.48%) .NET
1 33 (35.48%) XML
2 31 (33.33%) Oracle
3 29 (31.18%) SQL Server
4 26 (27.96%) C#
4 26 (27.96%) HTML
4 26 (27.96%) CSS
5 23 (24.73%) JavaScript
6 22 (23.66%) Web Services
6 22 (23.66%) Microsoft
7 21 (22.58%) Windows
7 21 (22.58%) Agile Software Development
8 20 (21.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 20 (21.51%) Security Cleared
9 19 (20.43%) Perl
10 18 (19.35%) VB.NET
10 18 (19.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 17 (18.28%) ASP.NET
12 16 (17.20%) MVC
13 15 (16.13%) T-SQL
13 15 (16.13%) SC Cleared
14 14 (15.05%) Migration
14 14 (15.05%) Linux
14 14 (15.05%) Finance
15 13 (13.98%) VB
15 13 (13.98%) Java
15 13 (13.98%) ITIL
15 13 (13.98%) SQL Server 2008
16 12 (12.90%) PowerShell
16 12 (12.90%) DB2

SQL
Top Related 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 7 (7.53%) SharePoint
2 6 (6.45%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 6 (6.45%) SAS
3 4 (4.30%) Apache
3 4 (4.30%) IIS
4 3 (3.23%) PowerExchange
5 1 (1.08%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (1.08%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (1.08%) WebSphere
Applications
1 6 (6.45%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.23%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.08%) MS Office
3 1 (1.08%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (2.15%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 6 (6.45%) HTTP
2 1 (1.08%) Firewall
2 1 (1.08%) LAN
2 1 (1.08%) SAN
2 1 (1.08%) VPN
2 1 (1.08%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (31.18%) SQL Server
2 20 (21.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 18 (19.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 13 (13.98%) SQL Server 2008
5 12 (12.90%) DB2
5 12 (12.90%) Oracle Database
5 12 (12.90%) Relational Database
6 11 (11.83%) SQL Server 2012
7 9 (9.68%) Data Warehouse
7 9 (9.68%) MongoDB
7 9 (9.68%) NoSQL
8 8 (8.60%) MySQL
9 7 (7.53%) Big Data
9 7 (7.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 5 (5.38%) SAP Data Services
10 5 (5.38%) TKPROF
11 3 (3.23%) CouchDB
11 3 (3.23%) Neo4j
11 3 (3.23%) Riak
11 3 (3.23%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 7 (7.53%) Rational DOORS
2 6 (6.45%) Rational Rhapsody
3 5 (5.38%) JIRA
3 5 (5.38%) Toad
3 5 (5.38%) VectorCAST
3 5 (5.38%) Visual Studio
4 3 (3.23%) ClearCase
4 3 (3.23%) Jenkins
5 2 (2.15%) Git (software)
5 2 (2.15%) Selenium
5 2 (2.15%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 2 (2.15%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (1.08%) ClearQuest
6 1 (1.08%) HP UFT
6 1 (1.08%) Rational Robot
6 1 (1.08%) Sahi
6 1 (1.08%) Subversion
6 1 (1.08%) Talend Open Studio
6 1 (1.08%) WATIR
General
1 14 (15.05%) Finance
2 7 (7.53%) Avionics
3 6 (6.45%) Retail
4 4 (4.30%) Manufacturing
5 3 (3.23%) Aerospace
5 3 (3.23%) Electronics
5 3 (3.23%) Military
6 2 (2.15%) Banking
6 2 (2.15%) Telecoms
7 1 (1.08%) Advertising
7 1 (1.08%) Automotive
7 1 (1.08%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 52 (55.91%) Developer
2 20 (21.51%) .NET Developer
3 12 (12.90%) C# Developer
4 10 (10.75%) SQL Developer
4 10 (10.75%) VB.NET Developer
5 9 (9.68%) Architect
5 9 (9.68%) DBA
5 9 (9.68%) Systems Engineer
6 8 (8.60%) Analyst
7 6 (6.45%) Monitoring Engineer
7 6 (6.45%) Oracle DBA
7 6 (6.45%) Software Engineer
7 6 (6.45%) Solutions Architect
8 5 (5.38%) Systems Monitoring Engineer
9 4 (4.30%) Informatica Developer
9 4 (4.30%) Java Developer
9 4 (4.30%) Software Developer
9 4 (4.30%) SQL Analyst
9 4 (4.30%) SQL Server Developer
10 3 (3.23%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (35.48%) .NET
1 33 (35.48%) XML
2 26 (27.96%) CSS
2 26 (27.96%) HTML
3 22 (23.66%) Web Services
4 17 (18.28%) ASP.NET
5 12 (12.90%) ASP.NET MVC
6 9 (9.68%) SOAP
6 9 (9.68%) WinForms
6 9 (9.68%) XSD
6 9 (9.68%) XSL
7 7 (7.53%) J2EE
7 7 (7.53%) Regular Expression
8 6 (6.45%) Ajax
8 6 (6.45%) JSON
8 6 (6.45%) Middleware
8 6 (6.45%) Spring
9 5 (5.38%) Oracle GoldenGate
10 4 (4.30%) .NET Framework
10 4 (4.30%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 10 (10.75%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (2.15%) Data Structures
2 2 (2.15%) NHS
2 2 (2.15%) Wiki
3 1 (1.08%) AS400
3 1 (1.08%) Clustering
3 1 (1.08%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.08%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.08%) Oracle Licensing
3 1 (1.08%) Replication
3 1 (1.08%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 21 (22.58%) Windows
2 14 (15.05%) Linux
3 12 (12.90%) AIX
4 7 (7.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 7 (7.53%) Unix
4 7 (7.53%) Windows Server 2003
4 7 (7.53%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (6.45%) HPUX
5 6 (6.45%) Solaris
5 6 (6.45%) Windows XP
6 2 (2.15%) Windows Server
7 1 (1.08%) CentOS
7 1 (1.08%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (22.58%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (17.20%) MVC
3 14 (15.05%) Migration
4 13 (13.98%) ITIL
5 9 (9.68%) Integration Testing
5 9 (9.68%) SDLC
5 9 (9.68%) Unit Testing
6 8 (8.60%) Data Migration
6 8 (8.60%) Release Management
6 8 (8.60%) Service Management
6 8 (8.60%) Software Engineering
7 7 (7.53%) Business Intelligence
7 7 (7.53%) HOOD
7 7 (7.53%) UML
8 6 (6.45%) SOA
9 5 (5.38%) Data Modelling
9 5 (5.38%) Microservices
10 4 (4.30%) Change Data Capture
10 4 (4.30%) Performance Monitoring
10 4 (4.30%) Security Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 26 (27.96%) C#
2 23 (24.73%) JavaScript
3 19 (20.43%) Perl
4 18 (19.35%) VB.NET
5 15 (16.13%) T-SQL
6 13 (13.98%) Java
6 13 (13.98%) VB
7 12 (12.90%) PowerShell
8 10 (10.75%) PL/SQL
9 8 (8.60%) VB6
9 8 (8.60%) VBScript
10 7 (7.53%) Ada
11 6 (6.45%) Bourne shell
11 6 (6.45%) Korn
12 5 (5.38%) C
13 3 (3.23%) COBOL
13 3 (3.23%) Ruby
14 2 (2.15%) Groovy
14 2 (2.15%) Python
14 2 (2.15%) Scala
Qualifications
1 20 (21.51%) Security Cleared
2 15 (16.13%) SC Cleared
3 9 (9.68%) Degree
4 5 (5.38%) ITIL Certification
5 4 (4.30%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (3.23%) ISEB
6 3 (3.23%) ISTQB
7 2 (2.15%) DV Cleared
7 2 (2.15%) HNC
7 2 (2.15%) HND
7 2 (2.15%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 2 (2.15%) MCSE
7 2 (2.15%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (1.08%) BC Cleared
8 1 (1.08%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (1.08%) CCNA
8 1 (1.08%) CESG Certified Professional
8 1 (1.08%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (1.08%) Citrix Certification
8 1 (1.08%) NVQ Level 3
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (7.53%) QA
2 1 (1.08%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 2 (2.15%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.08%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.08%) MetaFrame
2 1 (1.08%) VMware ESX
2 1 (1.08%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (7.53%) SCOM
2 6 (6.45%) HP SiteScope
2 6 (6.45%) Netcool
2 6 (6.45%) Tivoli
3 5 (5.38%) Oracle RMAN
4 1 (1.08%) Backup Exec
4 1 (1.08%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (1.08%) SCCM
Vendors
1 31 (33.33%) Oracle
2 22 (23.66%) Microsoft
3 10 (10.75%) IBM
4 8 (8.60%) HP
5 7 (7.53%) Red Hat
6 6 (6.45%) CA
7 4 (4.30%) Informatica
8 3 (3.23%) Perforce
8 3 (3.23%) SAP
9 2 (2.15%) VMware
10 1 (1.08%) Canon
10 1 (1.08%) Cisco
10 1 (1.08%) Citrix
10 1 (1.08%) Dell
10 1 (1.08%) EqualLogic
10 1 (1.08%) Intel Security
10 1 (1.08%) Symantec
10 1 (1.08%) Tableau
10 1 (1.08%) Talend
10 1 (1.08%) Veeam
Preston
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Rate: £40.00 - £48.00 per hour
Posted: 13 hours ago
Chorley, Lancashire
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Rate: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum plus benefits
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