Period
to 19 July 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 19 July 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
19 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 8 8 16
Rank change year-on-year 0 +8 -13
Contract jobs citing SQL 80 81 76
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 11.80% 15.17% 8.77%
As % of the Programming Languages category 32.52% 55.10% 20.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 51 38
Lancashire median daily rate £438 £375 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.67% +25.00% -24.05%
10th Percentile £240 £263 £213
90th Percentile £556 £645 £475
North West median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 18 13
Lancashire median hourly rate £35.00 £42.75 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.13% +22.14% -23.50%
10th Percentile £24.00 £39.28 £20.50
90th Percentile £139.00 £45.65 £47.26
North West median hourly rate £36.25 £39.00 £22.54
% change year-on-year -7.05% +73.03% +4.84%

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 246 147 367
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 36.28% 27.53% 42.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 166 77 229
Lancashire median daily rate £475 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +26.58% +3.45% +3.28%
10th Percentile £313 £256 £253
90th Percentile £574 £530 £489
North West median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +5.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 35 35
Lancashire median hourly rate £39.00 £42.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.24% +6.25% +8.11%
10th Percentile £25.95 £36.88 £20.50
90th Percentile £43.00 £44.90 £47.00
North West median hourly rate £36.25 £40.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year -9.38% +23.08% -7.14%

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 19 July 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 19 July 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 19 July 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 -4 41 £470 -26.56% 2
Preston -6 12 £511 +45.86% 10
Chorley - 9 £341 - 8
Blackburn -1 3 £538 +38.71% 5
Newton-le-Willows - 1 - -
SQL
North West

For the 6 months to 19 July 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 31 (38.75%) Java
2 29 (36.25%) PostgreSQL
3 26 (32.50%) Agile Software Development
4 22 (27.50%) Oracle
4 22 (27.50%) Git (software)
5 21 (26.25%) JavaScript
5 21 (26.25%) Python
6 18 (22.50%) Microsoft
7 17 (21.25%) Linux
8 16 (20.00%) SQL Server
8 16 (20.00%) Ruby
9 15 (18.75%) Continuous Integration
9 15 (18.75%) Node.js
10 14 (17.50%) Windows
10 14 (17.50%) MySQL
11 12 (15.00%) CSS
11 12 (15.00%) HTML
11 12 (15.00%) NoSQL
12 11 (13.75%) Test Automation
12 11 (13.75%) Security Cleared
12 11 (13.75%) Microsoft Office
12 11 (13.75%) Middleware
12 11 (13.75%) SOA
12 11 (13.75%) DevOps
13 10 (12.50%) Spring Boot
13 10 (12.50%) Continuous Deployment
13 10 (12.50%) Java 8
13 10 (12.50%) Tuxedo
13 10 (12.50%) Shell Script
13 10 (12.50%) Perl

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 10 (12.50%) Tuxedo
2 5 (6.25%) IIS
3 4 (5.00%) Confluence
4 2 (2.50%) MS Exchange
4 2 (2.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 2 (2.50%) WebSphere
5 1 (1.25%) CMS
5 1 (1.25%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (1.25%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (1.25%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.25%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 11 (13.75%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (7.50%) Microsoft Project
3 5 (6.25%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (3.75%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (2.50%) Oracle 11i
2 2 (2.50%) Oracle Assets
2 2 (2.50%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (2.50%) Oracle General Ledger
2 2 (2.50%) Oracle Payables
2 2 (2.50%) Oracle Receivables
3 1 (1.25%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.00%) Slack
2 2 (2.50%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.50%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (2.50%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (2.50%) GitHub
2 2 (2.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.25%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (10.00%) LAN
2 2 (2.50%) WAN
3 1 (1.25%) Firewall
3 1 (1.25%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.25%) VLAN
3 1 (1.25%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (36.25%) PostgreSQL
2 16 (20.00%) SQL Server
3 14 (17.50%) MySQL
4 12 (15.00%) NoSQL
5 10 (12.50%) MongoDB
6 8 (10.00%) Relational Database
7 4 (5.00%) Apache Cassandra
7 4 (5.00%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (5.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 3 (3.75%) Big Data
8 3 (3.75%) SQL Server 2012
9 2 (2.50%) Blockchain
9 2 (2.50%) BusinessObjects
9 2 (2.50%) PowerPivot
9 2 (2.50%) RDBMS
9 2 (2.50%) Redis
9 2 (2.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 1 (1.25%) Data Mining
10 1 (1.25%) SQL Server 2008
10 1 (1.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 22 (27.50%) Git (software)
2 9 (11.25%) JUnit
3 8 (10.00%) Artifactory
4 7 (8.75%) Cucumber
4 7 (8.75%) JIRA
5 6 (7.50%) Jenkins
6 4 (5.00%) Jasmine
7 3 (3.75%) Rational Team Concert
7 3 (3.75%) Selenium
8 2 (2.50%) Gatling
8 2 (2.50%) JMeter
8 2 (2.50%) Mocha
8 2 (2.50%) Oracle APEX
8 2 (2.50%) Oracle Forms
8 2 (2.50%) Subversion
8 2 (2.50%) The Grinder
8 2 (2.50%) Travis CI
9 1 (1.25%) ClearQuest
9 1 (1.25%) Eclipse
9 1 (1.25%) TestDirector
General
1 3 (3.75%) Manufacturing
2 2 (2.50%) Legal
3 1 (1.25%) Advertising
3 1 (1.25%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 26 (32.50%) Developer
2 10 (12.50%) Java Developer
3 9 (11.25%) DevOps Engineer
3 9 (11.25%) Senior Developer
4 8 (10.00%) Architect
5 7 (8.75%) Analyst
5 7 (8.75%) Senior Java Developer
6 6 (7.50%) Project Manager
6 6 (7.50%) Security Architect
7 5 (6.25%) .NET Developer
7 5 (6.25%) Backend Developer
7 5 (6.25%) Infrastructure Manager
7 5 (6.25%) Infrastructure Project Manager
8 4 (5.00%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 4 (5.00%) Linux DevOps Engineer
8 4 (5.00%) Linux Engineer
8 4 (5.00%) Linux/Unix DevOps
8 4 (5.00%) Software Engineer
9 3 (3.75%) Consultant
9 3 (3.75%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (18.75%) Node.js
2 12 (15.00%) CSS
2 12 (15.00%) HTML
3 11 (13.75%) Middleware
4 10 (12.50%) Spring
4 10 (12.50%) Spring Boot
5 9 (11.25%) Spring Security
6 7 (8.75%) .NET
6 7 (8.75%) JSON
7 6 (7.50%) Web Services
8 5 (6.25%) Apache Camel
8 5 (6.25%) Apache CXF
9 4 (5.00%) OAuth
9 4 (5.00%) REST
10 3 (3.75%) ASP.NET
10 3 (3.75%) jQuery
11 2 (2.50%) AngularJS
11 2 (2.50%) Chai
11 2 (2.50%) CSS3
11 2 (2.50%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 6 (7.50%) CESG
1 6 (7.50%) Management Information System
2 4 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.50%) Analytical Mindset
3 2 (2.50%) Computer Science
3 2 (2.50%) Life Science
4 1 (1.25%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.25%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.25%) NHS
4 1 (1.25%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (1.25%) Social Media
4 1 (1.25%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 17 (21.25%) Linux
2 14 (17.50%) Windows
3 9 (11.25%) Windows Server
4 4 (5.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (2.50%) Unix
5 2 (2.50%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (2.50%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.25%) AIX
6 1 (1.25%) Windows 2000 Server
6 1 (1.25%) Windows 7
6 1 (1.25%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (32.50%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (18.75%) Continuous Integration
3 11 (13.75%) DevOps
3 11 (13.75%) SOA
3 11 (13.75%) Test Automation
4 10 (12.50%) BDD
4 10 (12.50%) Continuous Deployment
5 9 (11.25%) TDD
6 8 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
6 8 (10.00%) MVC
6 8 (10.00%) Open Source
6 8 (10.00%) Software Engineering
7 7 (8.75%) Scrum
8 6 (7.50%) Disaster Recovery
8 6 (7.50%) Enterprise Architecture
8 6 (7.50%) Information Security
8 6 (7.50%) Information Security Management
8 6 (7.50%) Security Management
8 6 (7.50%) TOGAF
9 5 (6.25%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 31 (38.75%) Java
2 21 (26.25%) JavaScript
2 21 (26.25%) Python
3 16 (20.00%) Ruby
4 10 (12.50%) Java 8
4 10 (12.50%) Perl
4 10 (12.50%) Shell Script
5 9 (11.25%) C#
6 6 (7.50%) COBOL
6 6 (7.50%) PHP
7 4 (5.00%) T-SQL
8 3 (3.75%) PL/SQL
8 3 (3.75%) PowerShell
9 2 (2.50%) Bash Shell
9 2 (2.50%) C
9 2 (2.50%) ES6
9 2 (2.50%) VB
9 2 (2.50%) VBA
Qualifications
1 11 (13.75%) Security Cleared
2 10 (12.50%) SC Cleared
3 6 (7.50%) CESG Certified Professional
3 6 (7.50%) IISP
4 5 (6.25%) CISMP
5 4 (5.00%) BPSS Clearance
6 3 (3.75%) DBS Check
7 1 (1.25%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.25%) QA
2 1 (1.25%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.25%) GDPR
System Software
1 2 (2.50%) Active Directory
1 2 (2.50%) Docker
1 2 (2.50%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (1.25%) Hyper-V
2 1 (1.25%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 10 (12.50%) Puppet
2 2 (2.50%) Kubernetes
3 1 (1.25%) Data Guard
3 1 (1.25%) FortiGate
3 1 (1.25%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 22 (27.50%) Oracle
2 18 (22.50%) Microsoft
3 9 (11.25%) VMware
4 4 (5.00%) Red Hat
5 3 (3.75%) IBM
6 2 (2.50%) Atlassian
6 2 (2.50%) HP
6 2 (2.50%) ServiceNow
6 2 (2.50%) Splunk
6 2 (2.50%) Tableau
7 1 (1.25%) Cisco
7 1 (1.25%) Juniper
7 1 (1.25%) Mitel
7 1 (1.25%) Remedy
7 1 (1.25%) Sage
7 1 (1.25%) Sophos
7 1 (1.25%) WatchGuard