Period
to 24 May 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 24 May 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
24 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 12 7 13
Rank change year-on-year -5 +6 -10
Contract jobs citing SQL 64 87 86
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 11.62% 15.73% 10.08%
As % of the Programming Languages category 32.32% 52.41% 24.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 50 55
Lancashire median daily rate £359 £328 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.70% +9.17% -14.29%
10th Percentile £228 £254 £217
90th Percentile £495 £550 £475
North West median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +7.14% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 18 17
Lancashire median hourly rate £91.25 £44.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +107.39% +17.33% -18.03%
10th Percentile £34.63 £39.98 £20.50
90th Percentile £150.88 £57.50 £47.13
North West median hourly rate £32.50 £35.00 £26.83
% change year-on-year -7.14% +30.45% +16.65%

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 198 166 356
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 35.93% 30.02% 41.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 125 102 225
Lancashire median daily rate £415 £350 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.49% -3.38% +3.57%
10th Percentile £280 £256 £250
90th Percentile £559 £550 £500
North West median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 35 40
Lancashire median hourly rate £40.50 £42.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.71% +6.25% +8.11%
10th Percentile £29.48 £36.88 £32.18
90th Percentile £43.00 £50.00 £47.00
North West median hourly rate £36.25 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year -9.38% +11.11% +2.86%

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 24 May 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 24 May 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 24 May 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 -3 29 £432 -17.71% 2
Chorley -8 8 £341 -9.00% 10
Preston -9 2 £359 +10.54% 22
Blackburn 0 1 - - 4
Burnley - 1 - - 1
Lancaster - 1 £201 - 1
Lytham St Annes - 1 - - 2
Newton-le-Willows - 1 - -
SQL
North West

For the 6 months to 24 May 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 29 (45.31%) Java
2 26 (40.63%) JavaScript
3 24 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
4 18 (28.13%) Node.js
5 17 (26.56%) TDD
6 16 (25.00%) BDD
6 16 (25.00%) MySQL
7 15 (23.44%) Python
7 15 (23.44%) Git (software)
8 14 (21.88%) Test Automation
8 14 (21.88%) HTML
9 13 (20.31%) CSS
10 12 (18.75%) Oracle
10 12 (18.75%) SQL Server
10 12 (18.75%) Microsoft
10 12 (18.75%) Software Engineering
11 11 (17.19%) NoSQL
11 11 (17.19%) Relational Database
12 10 (15.63%) Open Source
12 10 (15.63%) MongoDB
12 10 (15.63%) JIRA
13 9 (14.06%) REST
13 9 (14.06%) Jenkins
13 9 (14.06%) JUnit
13 9 (14.06%) PostgreSQL
14 8 (12.50%) Scrum
14 8 (12.50%) C#
14 8 (12.50%) Microsoft Office
14 8 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
14 8 (12.50%) Linux

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 6 (9.38%) Confluence
2 5 (7.81%) IIS
3 2 (3.13%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.56%) CMS
4 1 (1.56%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (1.56%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (1.56%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.56%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (1.56%) MQSeries
4 1 (1.56%) SAS
4 1 (1.56%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.56%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.56%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 8 (12.50%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (7.81%) Microsoft Project
3 3 (4.69%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (3.13%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (1.56%) Oracle 11i
2 1 (1.56%) Oracle Assets
2 1 (1.56%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.56%) Oracle General Ledger
2 1 (1.56%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (1.56%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 6 (9.38%) Slack
2 3 (4.69%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (3.13%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (3.13%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (3.13%) GitHub
3 2 (3.13%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (3.13%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (10.94%) LAN
2 2 (3.13%) WAN
3 1 (1.56%) Firewall
3 1 (1.56%) SMS
3 1 (1.56%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.56%) VLAN
3 1 (1.56%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (25.00%) MySQL
2 12 (18.75%) SQL Server
3 11 (17.19%) NoSQL
3 11 (17.19%) Relational Database
4 10 (15.63%) MongoDB
5 9 (14.06%) PostgreSQL
6 6 (9.38%) Apache Cassandra
7 5 (7.81%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (4.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 3 (4.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 2 (3.13%) Big Data
9 2 (3.13%) Blockchain
9 2 (3.13%) BusinessObjects
9 2 (3.13%) Oracle Database
9 2 (3.13%) PowerPivot
9 2 (3.13%) RDBMS
9 2 (3.13%) Redis
10 1 (1.56%) Data Mining
10 1 (1.56%) DB2
10 1 (1.56%) Microsoft Power View
Development Applications
1 15 (23.44%) Git (software)
2 10 (15.63%) JIRA
3 9 (14.06%) Jenkins
3 9 (14.06%) JUnit
4 7 (10.94%) Cucumber
4 7 (10.94%) Jasmine
5 6 (9.38%) Rational Team Concert
6 4 (6.25%) ClearQuest
6 4 (6.25%) TestDirector
7 2 (3.13%) Mocha
8 1 (1.56%) Eclipse
8 1 (1.56%) HP UFT
8 1 (1.56%) Oracle APEX
8 1 (1.56%) Oracle Forms
8 1 (1.56%) Sahi
8 1 (1.56%) Selenium
8 1 (1.56%) Subversion
8 1 (1.56%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (1.56%) Visual Studio
8 1 (1.56%) WATIR
General
1 2 (3.13%) Manufacturing
2 1 (1.56%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 25 (39.06%) Developer
2 7 (10.94%) Architect
2 7 (10.94%) QA Tester
2 7 (10.94%) Tester
3 6 (9.38%) Analyst
3 6 (9.38%) Java Developer
3 6 (9.38%) Security Architect
3 6 (9.38%) Software Engineer
4 5 (7.81%) Infrastructure Manager
4 5 (7.81%) Infrastructure Project Manager
4 5 (7.81%) Project Manager
5 4 (6.25%) .NET Developer
5 4 (6.25%) Backend Developer
5 4 (6.25%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 3 (4.69%) Agile Developer
6 3 (4.69%) Full Stack Developer
6 3 (4.69%) SQL Developer
7 2 (3.13%) ETL Developer
7 2 (3.13%) Information Analyst
7 2 (3.13%) Java Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (28.13%) Node.js
2 14 (21.88%) HTML
3 13 (20.31%) CSS
4 9 (14.06%) REST
5 6 (9.38%) .NET
5 6 (9.38%) AngularJS
5 6 (9.38%) JSON
5 6 (9.38%) Web Services
6 5 (7.81%) React
6 5 (7.81%) Spring
7 4 (6.25%) CSS3
7 4 (6.25%) HTML5
7 4 (6.25%) JDBC
7 4 (6.25%) OAuth
7 4 (6.25%) SOAP
8 3 (4.69%) Apache Camel
8 3 (4.69%) Apache CXF
8 3 (4.69%) ASP.NET
8 3 (4.69%) Redux
9 2 (3.13%) Chai
Miscellaneous
1 6 (9.38%) Analytical Skills
1 6 (9.38%) CESG
2 4 (6.25%) Management Information System
3 3 (4.69%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.56%) Life Science
4 1 (1.56%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.56%) NHS
4 1 (1.56%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (1.56%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 8 (12.50%) Linux
2 6 (9.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 4 (6.25%) Windows
4 2 (3.13%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.56%) Android
5 1 (1.56%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.56%) Unix
5 1 (1.56%) Windows 10
5 1 (1.56%) Windows 2000 Server
5 1 (1.56%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.56%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (1.56%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (26.56%) TDD
3 16 (25.00%) BDD
4 14 (21.88%) Test Automation
5 12 (18.75%) Software Engineering
6 10 (15.63%) Open Source
7 8 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
7 8 (12.50%) Scrum
8 7 (10.94%) Continuous Delivery
8 7 (10.94%) Continuous Integration
8 7 (10.94%) MVC
8 7 (10.94%) Scenario Testing
8 7 (10.94%) Software Delivery
9 6 (9.38%) Coaching
9 6 (9.38%) Integration Testing
9 6 (9.38%) Kanban
9 6 (9.38%) Mentoring
9 6 (9.38%) Microservices
9 6 (9.38%) SFIA
9 6 (9.38%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 29 (45.31%) Java
2 26 (40.63%) JavaScript
3 15 (23.44%) Python
4 8 (12.50%) C#
5 7 (10.94%) Ruby
6 6 (9.38%) COBOL
6 6 (9.38%) PHP
7 3 (4.69%) PL/SQL
7 3 (4.69%) T-SQL
8 2 (3.13%) Bash Shell
8 2 (3.13%) C
8 2 (3.13%) ES6
8 2 (3.13%) PowerShell
8 2 (3.13%) VB
8 2 (3.13%) VBA
9 1 (1.56%) RPG
9 1 (1.56%) RPG IV
Qualifications
1 7 (10.94%) SC Cleared
1 7 (10.94%) Security Cleared
2 6 (9.38%) CESG Certified Professional
2 6 (9.38%) IISP
3 5 (7.81%) CISMP
4 2 (3.13%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (3.13%) Degree
5 1 (1.56%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (10.94%) QA
2 2 (3.13%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.56%) GDPR
System Software
1 3 (4.69%) Docker
2 2 (3.13%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.13%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (1.56%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.56%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (3.13%) Kubernetes
2 1 (1.56%) Data Guard
2 1 (1.56%) FortiGate
2 1 (1.56%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 12 (18.75%) Microsoft
1 12 (18.75%) Oracle
2 6 (9.38%) Red Hat
3 4 (6.25%) IBM
4 2 (3.13%) ServiceNow
4 2 (3.13%) Splunk
4 2 (3.13%) Tableau
5 1 (1.56%) Cisco
5 1 (1.56%) HP
5 1 (1.56%) Juniper
5 1 (1.56%) Mitel
5 1 (1.56%) Remedy
5 1 (1.56%) Sophos
5 1 (1.56%) VMware
5 1 (1.56%) WatchGuard