Period
to 21 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Leeds 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 January 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)
6 months to
21 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 4 6 6
Rank change year-on-year +2 0 0
Contract jobs citing SQL 371 345 453
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 16.92% 14.56% 14.85%
As % of the Programming Languages category 35.17% 29.72% 35.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 324 255 342
Leeds median daily rate £380 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.57% - +7.69%
10th Percentile £260 £275 £268
90th Percentile £538 £475 £525
West Yorkshire median daily rate £378 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +7.86% - +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Leeds median hourly rate - £12.44 -
West Yorkshire median hourly rate - £12.44 £19.50
% change year-on-year - -36.22% -40.91%

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 Leeds with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
Leeds
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 1,055 1,161 1,276
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 48.11% 48.99% 41.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 804 811 873
Leeds median daily rate £400 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.23% +10.71%
10th Percentile £281 £294 £280
90th Percentile £538 £538 £540
West Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 12 12
Leeds median hourly rate £40.00 £13.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +196.30% -22.86% -48.15%
10th Percentile £39.30 £10.89 £14.13
90th Percentile £40.70 £26.25 £44.00
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £40.00 £13.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year +196.30% -27.03% -43.94%

SQL
Job Vacancy Trend in Leeds

Job postings citing SQL as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Leeds.

Job vacancy trend for SQL in Leeds

SQL
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SQL in Leeds.

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL in Leeds

SQL
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL in Leeds over the 6 months to 21 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SQL in Leeds

SQL
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL in Leeds.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL in Leeds

For the 6 months to 21 January 2018, 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 Leeds region with a requirement for SQL.

1 160 (43.13%) Agile Software Development
2 144 (38.81%) SQL Server
3 122 (32.88%) Java
4 95 (25.61%) Git (software)
5 91 (24.53%) JavaScript
6 87 (23.45%) T-SQL
7 86 (23.18%) NoSQL
8 84 (22.64%) Microsoft
9 80 (21.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 79 (21.29%) Test Automation
11 75 (20.22%) TDD
12 72 (19.41%) C#
13 68 (18.33%) .NET
13 68 (18.33%) MongoDB
14 65 (17.52%) Business Intelligence
15 63 (16.98%) Scrum
16 60 (16.17%) Oracle
17 59 (15.90%) Software Engineering
18 56 (15.09%) Analytical Skills
19 53 (14.29%) BDD
20 52 (14.02%) ASP.NET
21 50 (13.48%) Microservices
22 48 (12.94%) MVC
23 42 (11.32%) Data Modelling
24 41 (11.05%) JUnit
24 41 (11.05%) Node.js
25 39 (10.51%) ETL
25 39 (10.51%) PostgreSQL
26 38 (10.24%) Finance
26 38 (10.24%) Spring

SQL
Co-occurring IT Skills in Leeds 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 36 (9.70%) SAS
2 31 (8.36%) Confluence
3 20 (5.39%) SharePoint
4 18 (4.85%) SharePoint 2013
5 16 (4.31%) CMS
5 16 (4.31%) IIS
6 15 (4.04%) Tomcat
7 14 (3.77%) Sitecore CMS
8 10 (2.70%) Elasticsearch
8 10 (2.70%) SharePoint Server
9 9 (2.43%) Apache Spark
10 8 (2.16%) Apache Solr
11 6 (1.62%) JBoss
12 5 (1.35%) Jetty
12 5 (1.35%) Jupyter
12 5 (1.35%) Tornado
12 5 (1.35%) WebLogic
13 4 (1.08%) SharePoint 2010
14 3 (0.81%) MS Exchange
15 2 (0.54%) Apache
Applications
1 22 (5.93%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (1.89%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (1.08%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 4 (1.08%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.27%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.27%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.54%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.27%) Actimize
2 1 (0.27%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.27%) PeopleSoft HCM
Cloud Services
1 28 (7.55%) Slack
2 16 (4.31%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (3.23%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (1.35%) Office 365
5 1 (0.27%) IaaS
5 1 (0.27%) PaaS
5 1 (0.27%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (2.70%) DNS
2 8 (2.16%) NetScaler
3 5 (1.35%) AMQP
4 4 (1.08%) LAN
4 4 (1.08%) WAN
5 3 (0.81%) Internet
5 3 (0.81%) Kerberos
5 3 (0.81%) SAN
6 2 (0.54%) Firewall
6 2 (0.54%) HTTP
6 2 (0.54%) SMS
7 1 (0.27%) IPsec
7 1 (0.27%) iSCSI
7 1 (0.27%) MPLS
7 1 (0.27%) SMTP
7 1 (0.27%) SSH
7 1 (0.27%) SSL
7 1 (0.27%) TCP/IP
7 1 (0.27%) VPLS
7 1 (0.27%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 144 (38.81%) SQL Server
2 86 (23.18%) NoSQL
3 80 (21.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 68 (18.33%) MongoDB
5 39 (10.51%) PostgreSQL
6 37 (9.97%) Data Warehouse
6 37 (9.97%) SQL Server 2008
7 36 (9.70%) MySQL
8 34 (9.16%) Apache Cassandra
9 30 (8.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 27 (7.28%) SQL Server 2012
11 25 (6.74%) Power BI
12 23 (6.20%) Relational Database
13 22 (5.93%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 18 (4.85%) SQL Server 2014
15 15 (4.04%) Hadoop
15 15 (4.04%) SQL Server 2016
16 13 (3.50%) QlikView
17 11 (2.96%) Oracle Database
18 8 (2.16%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 95 (25.61%) Git (software)
2 41 (11.05%) JUnit
3 37 (9.97%) JIRA
4 36 (9.70%) Cucumber
4 36 (9.70%) Jenkins
5 28 (7.55%) Maven
5 28 (7.55%) Subversion
6 25 (6.74%) Mercurial
7 22 (5.93%) Selenium
8 21 (5.66%) Team Foundation Server
9 20 (5.39%) Jasmine
10 17 (4.58%) Visual Studio
11 15 (4.04%) Octopus Deploy
12 13 (3.50%) SoapUI
13 6 (1.62%) FitNesse
14 5 (1.35%) Gradle
14 5 (1.35%) JBehave
14 5 (1.35%) SpecFlow
14 5 (1.35%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
14 5 (1.35%) Vagrant
General
1 38 (10.24%) Finance
2 20 (5.39%) Banking
3 10 (2.70%) Marketing
3 10 (2.70%) Retail Banking
4 8 (2.16%) Retail
5 1 (0.27%) Advertising
5 1 (0.27%) Games
5 1 (0.27%) General Ledger
5 1 (0.27%) Legal
5 1 (0.27%) Retail Finance
Job Titles
1 196 (52.83%) Developer
2 63 (16.98%) SQL Developer
3 56 (15.09%) Java Developer
4 54 (14.56%) Analyst
5 49 (13.21%) .NET Developer
6 38 (10.24%) C# Developer
6 38 (10.24%) Software Engineer
7 37 (9.97%) C# .NET Developer
8 25 (6.74%) SSIS Developer
9 24 (6.47%) Java Engineer
10 23 (6.20%) Java Software Engineer
11 20 (5.39%) DBA
11 20 (5.39%) T-SQL Developer
12 19 (5.12%) Administrator
12 19 (5.12%) SQL Analyst
12 19 (5.12%) SQL DBA
13 16 (4.31%) Data Analyst
13 16 (4.31%) Senior Developer
14 14 (3.77%) Full Stack Developer
15 13 (3.50%) JavaScript Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 68 (18.33%) .NET
2 52 (14.02%) ASP.NET
3 41 (11.05%) Node.js
4 38 (10.24%) Spring
5 36 (9.70%) REST
6 30 (8.09%) Hibernate
7 28 (7.55%) ASP.NET MVC
7 28 (7.55%) HTML
8 26 (7.01%) jQuery
9 25 (6.74%) XML
10 22 (5.93%) ASP.NET Web API
10 22 (5.93%) CSS
11 18 (4.85%) AngularJS
12 16 (4.31%) RabbitMQ
12 16 (4.31%) SOAP
13 15 (4.04%) Spring Boot
13 15 (4.04%) Vue (Vue.js)
14 13 (3.50%) Ajax
15 12 (3.23%) .NET Framework
15 12 (3.23%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 56 (15.09%) Analytical Skills
2 24 (6.47%) Data Structures
3 22 (5.93%) Algorithms
4 14 (3.77%) User Experience
5 12 (3.23%) Enterprise Software
6 8 (2.16%) Greenfield Project
7 6 (1.62%) Management Information System
8 5 (1.35%) Clustering
8 5 (1.35%) Replication
9 3 (0.81%) Data Centre
9 3 (0.81%) Enterprise Storage
10 2 (0.54%) NHS
10 2 (0.54%) Reference Data
11 1 (0.27%) Client/Server
11 1 (0.27%) Mainframe
11 1 (0.27%) Private Cloud
11 1 (0.27%) Video\Live Streaming
11 1 (0.27%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 37 (9.97%) Linux
2 26 (7.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 18 (4.85%) Unix
4 15 (4.04%) Windows
5 11 (2.96%) Windows Server 2008
6 10 (2.70%) Windows Server
7 2 (0.54%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.27%) Android
8 1 (0.27%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.27%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.27%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.27%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 160 (43.13%) Agile Software Development
2 79 (21.29%) Test Automation
3 75 (20.22%) TDD
4 65 (17.52%) Business Intelligence
5 63 (16.98%) Scrum
6 59 (15.90%) Software Engineering
7 53 (14.29%) BDD
8 50 (13.48%) Microservices
9 48 (12.94%) MVC
10 42 (11.32%) Data Modelling
11 39 (10.51%) ETL
12 37 (9.97%) Continuous Integration
13 33 (8.89%) Open Source
14 32 (8.63%) Data Integration
14 32 (8.63%) Performance Tuning
15 31 (8.36%) Kanban
15 31 (8.36%) SFIA
16 27 (7.28%) OO
17 25 (6.74%) E-Commerce
18 23 (6.20%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 122 (32.88%) Java
2 91 (24.53%) JavaScript
3 87 (23.45%) T-SQL
4 72 (19.41%) C#
5 22 (5.93%) PowerShell
6 20 (5.39%) Python
7 15 (4.04%) PL/SQL
8 9 (2.43%) Shell Script
9 8 (2.16%) Ruby
10 7 (1.89%) Bash Shell
10 7 (1.89%) COBOL
11 6 (1.62%) Scala
12 5 (1.35%) VBA
13 4 (1.08%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
13 4 (1.08%) PHP
13 4 (1.08%) VB.NET
14 3 (0.81%) C++
14 3 (0.81%) ES6
14 3 (0.81%) ES7
14 3 (0.81%) R
Qualifications
1 23 (6.20%) MCSE
1 23 (6.20%) Microsoft Certification
2 14 (3.77%) Degree
3 12 (3.23%) Sun Certification
4 9 (2.43%) MCITP
5 8 (2.16%) BPSS Clearance
6 7 (1.89%) Security Cleared
7 4 (1.08%) ISTQB
8 3 (0.81%) ISEB
8 3 (0.81%) Numerate Degree
9 2 (0.54%) CCNA
9 2 (0.54%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.27%) CCDA
10 1 (0.27%) CCIE
10 1 (0.27%) CCNP
10 1 (0.27%) Computer Science Degree
10 1 (0.27%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.27%) MCSA
10 1 (0.27%) OCP
10 1 (0.27%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (5.66%) QA
2 9 (2.43%) Data Quality
3 4 (1.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.27%) GAAP
4 1 (0.27%) GDPR
4 1 (0.27%) IFRS
4 1 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 14 (3.77%) Active Directory
2 8 (2.16%) Docker
2 8 (2.16%) Virtual Servers
2 8 (2.16%) vSphere
3 4 (1.08%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (0.81%) VMware Server
5 1 (0.27%) Apache Flume
5 1 (0.27%) vCloud
5 1 (0.27%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.27%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 10 (2.70%) SCOM
2 8 (2.16%) Puppet
3 5 (1.35%) Ansible
3 5 (1.35%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.27%) Grafana
4 1 (0.27%) Graylog
4 1 (0.27%) SCCM
4 1 (0.27%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (0.27%) Terraform
4 1 (0.27%) vRealize
4 1 (0.27%) WSUS
Vendors
1 84 (22.64%) Microsoft
2 60 (16.17%) Oracle
3 33 (8.89%) Tableau
4 22 (5.93%) Red Hat
5 17 (4.58%) Sitecore
6 10 (2.70%) RedGate
7 8 (2.16%) Informatica
7 8 (2.16%) NetApp
8 6 (1.62%) SAP
8 6 (1.62%) Splunk
8 6 (1.62%) VMware
9 4 (1.08%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
9 4 (1.08%) Salesforce.com
10 2 (0.54%) CA
10 2 (0.54%) Cadence
10 2 (0.54%) Cisco
10 2 (0.54%) Telerik
11 1 (0.27%) Citrix
11 1 (0.27%) IBM
11 1 (0.27%) Kronos