Period
to 21 November 2017

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 21 November 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)
North West > Lancashire
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 5 6 6
Rank change year-on-year +1 0 -2
Contract jobs citing SQL 81 101 138
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 17.96% 15.35% 15.02%
As % of the Programming Languages category 52.60% 38.11% 42.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 66 129
Lancashire median daily rate £425 £331 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +28.40% -30.32% +35.41%
10th Percentile £316 £219 £238
90th Percentile £645 £444 £600
North West median daily rate £375 £350 £356
% change year-on-year +7.14% -1.58% +9.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 10 9
Lancashire median hourly rate £42.75 £31.75 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +34.65% -14.19% +270.00%
10th Percentile £39.84 £19.78 £25.94
90th Percentile £52.78 £42.65 £41.84
North West median hourly rate £40.00 £22.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year +81.82% -40.54% +87.34%

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 154 265 326
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 34.15% 40.27% 35.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 102 180 211
Lancashire median daily rate £400 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -6.25% +14.29%
10th Percentile £300 £263 £210
90th Percentile £615 £480 £535
North West median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 24 25
Lancashire median hourly rate £42.50 £39.13 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.63% +5.74% +17.83%
10th Percentile £37.00 £14.08 £31.45
90th Percentile £50.83 £42.50 £47.33
North West median hourly rate £40.00 £29.01 £37.50
% change year-on-year +37.87% -22.63% +30.43%

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 21 November 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 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 21 November 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 6 months to 21 November 2017. 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 +18 22 £610 +57.42% 2
Preston -11 20 £400 +23.08% 4
Blackburn +6 7 £375 +97.37% 1
Burnley 0 3 - - 2
Chorley 0 2 £330 +32.00% 4
SQL
North West

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 22 (27.16%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (25.93%) JavaScript
3 20 (24.69%) Business Intelligence
4 19 (23.46%) PostgreSQL
5 18 (22.22%) Finance
5 18 (22.22%) Data Warehouse
5 18 (22.22%) SQL Server
5 18 (22.22%) Test Automation
5 18 (22.22%) Open Source
5 18 (22.22%) MongoDB
6 17 (20.99%) Security Cleared
6 17 (20.99%) Software Engineering
6 17 (20.99%) SFIA
7 16 (19.75%) TDD
7 16 (19.75%) Java
7 16 (19.75%) Oracle
7 16 (19.75%) Microsoft
8 15 (18.52%) Linux
9 14 (17.28%) Node.js
9 14 (17.28%) SDLC
10 13 (16.05%) Mentoring
10 13 (16.05%) Git (software)
10 13 (16.05%) MySQL
10 13 (16.05%) Windows
11 12 (14.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 12 (14.81%) Coaching
11 12 (14.81%) REST
11 12 (14.81%) NoSQL
11 12 (14.81%) Microservices
12 11 (13.58%) Data Integration

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 9 (11.11%) Confluence
2 6 (7.41%) SAS
3 4 (4.94%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.23%) IIS
4 1 (1.23%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (4.94%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.23%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (4.94%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (3.70%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (1.23%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 1 (1.23%) INSURE/90
3 1 (1.23%) Oracle General Ledger
3 1 (1.23%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (1.23%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 9 (11.11%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.47%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (23.46%) PostgreSQL
2 18 (22.22%) Data Warehouse
2 18 (22.22%) MongoDB
2 18 (22.22%) SQL Server
3 13 (16.05%) MySQL
4 12 (14.81%) NoSQL
5 10 (12.35%) DB2
5 10 (12.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 8 (9.88%) Apache Cassandra
6 8 (9.88%) Oracle Database
7 7 (8.64%) Big Data
7 7 (8.64%) Relational Database
8 6 (7.41%) Apache Hive
8 6 (7.41%) BusinessObjects
8 6 (7.41%) Data Lake
8 6 (7.41%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
8 6 (7.41%) Hadoop
8 6 (7.41%) HBase
8 6 (7.41%) Pentaho
8 6 (7.41%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 13 (16.05%) Git (software)
2 10 (12.35%) JIRA
3 9 (11.11%) Cucumber
4 8 (9.88%) Jasmine
4 8 (9.88%) Jenkins
4 8 (9.88%) JUnit
4 8 (9.88%) Visual Studio
5 6 (7.41%) ERwin
5 6 (7.41%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (4.94%) ClearCase
6 4 (4.94%) Rational Robot
6 4 (4.94%) Toad
7 2 (2.47%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 2 (2.47%) Visual Studio Team System
8 1 (1.23%) Oracle APEX
8 1 (1.23%) Oracle Forms
8 1 (1.23%) Subversion
8 1 (1.23%) TestDirector
General
1 18 (22.22%) Finance
2 6 (7.41%) Retail
3 3 (3.70%) Manufacturing
3 3 (3.70%) Marketing
4 2 (2.47%) Advertising
5 1 (1.23%) Arabic Language
5 1 (1.23%) Banking
Job Titles
1 34 (41.98%) Developer
2 13 (16.05%) DBA
3 11 (13.58%) Architect
4 10 (12.35%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 10 (12.35%) SQL Developer
5 9 (11.11%) Analyst
5 9 (11.11%) Data Architect
5 9 (11.11%) Software Developer
6 8 (9.88%) Software Engineer
7 7 (8.64%) DB2 DBA
8 6 (7.41%) C# Developer
8 6 (7.41%) Java Developer
8 6 (7.41%) Java Engineer
8 6 (7.41%) Java Software Engineer
8 6 (7.41%) Lead Architect
8 6 (7.41%) Lead Data Architect
9 5 (6.17%) Java Software Developer
9 5 (6.17%) SQL BI Developer
9 5 (6.17%) Systems Analyst
10 4 (4.94%) Business Intelligence Lead
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (17.28%) Node.js
2 12 (14.81%) REST
3 8 (9.88%) .NET
3 8 (9.88%) WinForms
3 8 (9.88%) XML
4 6 (7.41%) .NET Framework
5 5 (6.17%) CSS
5 5 (6.17%) HTML
6 4 (4.94%) ASP.NET
6 4 (4.94%) Entity Framework
6 4 (4.94%) Oracle GoldenGate
6 4 (4.94%) WCF
6 4 (4.94%) WPF
6 4 (4.94%) XSD
6 4 (4.94%) XSLT
7 3 (3.70%) AngularJS
7 3 (3.70%) Web Services
8 2 (2.47%) ASP.NET MVC
8 2 (2.47%) KnockoutJS
8 2 (2.47%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 10 (12.35%) Management Information System
2 7 (8.64%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (7.41%) Clustering
3 6 (7.41%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (2.47%) Greenfield Project
4 2 (2.47%) RIA
5 1 (1.23%) AS400
5 1 (1.23%) CESG
5 1 (1.23%) Data Structures
5 1 (1.23%) iSeries
5 1 (1.23%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 15 (18.52%) Linux
2 13 (16.05%) Windows
3 12 (14.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 10 (12.35%) Unix
5 7 (8.64%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (27.16%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (24.69%) Business Intelligence
3 18 (22.22%) Open Source
3 18 (22.22%) Test Automation
4 17 (20.99%) SFIA
4 17 (20.99%) Software Engineering
5 16 (19.75%) TDD
6 14 (17.28%) SDLC
7 13 (16.05%) Mentoring
8 12 (14.81%) Coaching
8 12 (14.81%) Microservices
9 11 (13.58%) Data Integration
10 10 (12.35%) Scrum
11 9 (11.11%) BDD
11 9 (11.11%) User Stories
12 8 (9.88%) Data Management
12 8 (9.88%) Data Modelling
12 8 (9.88%) Kanban
12 8 (9.88%) Metadata Management
12 8 (9.88%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 21 (25.93%) JavaScript
2 16 (19.75%) Java
3 11 (13.58%) C#
4 9 (11.11%) PowerShell
5 8 (9.88%) VB
6 6 (7.41%) Shell Script
6 6 (7.41%) T-SQL
7 5 (6.17%) PL/SQL
8 4 (4.94%) Perl
8 4 (4.94%) VB6
9 3 (3.70%) VBA
10 2 (2.47%) C++
10 2 (2.47%) XMLA
11 1 (1.23%) COBOL
11 1 (1.23%) PHP
11 1 (1.23%) Python
11 1 (1.23%) RPG
11 1 (1.23%) RPG IV
11 1 (1.23%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 17 (20.99%) Security Cleared
2 11 (13.58%) SC Cleared
3 5 (6.17%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (2.47%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.23%) CESG Certified Professional
5 1 (1.23%) CISMP
5 1 (1.23%) Degree
5 1 (1.23%) IISP
5 1 (1.23%) Master's Degree
5 1 (1.23%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (8.64%) QA
2 6 (7.41%) Data Quality
3 2 (2.47%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (2.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (1.23%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (4.94%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 16 (19.75%) Microsoft
1 16 (19.75%) Oracle
2 10 (12.35%) Tableau
3 8 (9.88%) Informatica
3 8 (9.88%) Red Hat
4 6 (7.41%) CA
5 5 (6.17%) Cognos
6 2 (2.47%) IBM
6 2 (2.47%) Jaspersoft
7 1 (1.23%) Epicor
7 1 (1.23%) SAP