Period
to 20 July 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 20 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)
6 months to
20 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 8 8 9
Rank change year-on-year 0 +1 -6
Contract jobs citing SQL 331 285 362
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 12.97% 13.18% 12.20%
As % of the Programming Languages category 24.18% 25.96% 24.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 243 215 258
Leeds median daily rate £390 £400 £364
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.50% +9.97% +11.92%
10th Percentile £272 £300 £288
90th Percentile £533 £495 £475
West Yorkshire median daily rate £381 £388 £363
% change year-on-year -1.61% +6.90% +11.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 2
Leeds median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £14.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.89% +30.63% -33.89%
10th Percentile £16.40 £17.50 £13.31
90th Percentile £30.75 £20.50 £15.78
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £15.30
% change year-on-year -7.89% +24.22% -46.33%

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 1,369 1,098 1,471
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 53.64% 50.79% 49.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 975 801 1,069
Leeds median daily rate £413 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% - +17.65%
10th Percentile £313 £303 £308
90th Percentile £525 £523 £538
West Yorkshire median daily rate £405 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +1.25% - +17.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 3 7
Leeds median hourly rate £40.00 £19.00 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +110.53% +24.59% -30.68%
10th Percentile £17.38 £14.80 £11.40
90th Percentile £44.30 £35.70 £16.73
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £38.75 £22.00 £15.25
% change year-on-year +76.14% +44.26% -57.04%

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 20 July 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

SQL
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Leeds

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL in Leeds over the 6 months to 20 July 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for SQL in Leeds

For the 6 months to 20 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 Leeds region with a requirement for SQL.

1 190 (57.40%) Agile Software Development
2 123 (37.16%) C#
3 112 (33.84%) Scrum
4 109 (32.93%) Java
4 109 (32.93%) SQL Server
5 104 (31.42%) TDD
6 98 (29.61%) NoSQL
7 96 (29.00%) JavaScript
7 96 (29.00%) .NET
8 93 (28.10%) T-SQL
9 84 (25.38%) Git (software)
10 83 (25.08%) ASP.NET
11 74 (22.36%) Software Engineering
12 71 (21.45%) MVC
13 66 (19.94%) Test Automation
14 59 (17.82%) ASP.NET Web API
15 56 (16.92%) Continuous Integration
16 53 (16.01%) ASP.NET MVC
17 51 (15.41%) Microservices
18 49 (14.80%) Jenkins
19 48 (14.50%) AngularJS
19 48 (14.50%) Microsoft
20 47 (14.20%) PostgreSQL
21 44 (13.29%) E-Commerce
21 44 (13.29%) BDD
22 43 (12.99%) MongoDB
23 42 (12.69%) JIRA
24 41 (12.39%) jQuery
24 41 (12.39%) Kanban
24 41 (12.39%) MySQL

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 34 (10.27%) Confluence
2 20 (6.04%) Apache
3 17 (5.14%) Apache Spark
4 14 (4.23%) nginx
5 10 (3.02%) Elasticsearch
5 10 (3.02%) Tomcat
6 7 (2.11%) SAS
7 6 (1.81%) CMS
7 6 (1.81%) Sitecore CMS
8 4 (1.21%) IIS
8 4 (1.21%) SharePoint
8 4 (1.21%) WebSphere
9 3 (0.91%) MS Exchange
10 2 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2010
10 2 (0.60%) Jetty
10 2 (0.60%) Mongrel
10 2 (0.60%) Oracle Workflow
10 2 (0.60%) SharePoint 2013
10 2 (0.60%) Skype for Business
11 1 (0.30%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 6 (1.81%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.60%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.30%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (0.91%) Oracle EBS
1 3 (0.91%) Oracle Retail
2 2 (0.60%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.60%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.30%) Carpe Diem
3 1 (0.30%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 1 (0.30%) Elite 3E
3 1 (0.30%) Oracle ASCP
3 1 (0.30%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 27 (8.16%) Slack
2 19 (5.74%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (2.72%) Microsoft Azure
4 7 (2.11%) GitHub
5 5 (1.51%) Amazon EC2
5 5 (1.51%) SaaS
6 3 (0.91%) Amazon EMR
6 3 (0.91%) Amazon Glacier
6 3 (0.91%) Amazon S3
6 3 (0.91%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 2 (0.60%) Google App Engine
7 2 (0.60%) Google Cloud Platform
7 2 (0.60%) IaaS
7 2 (0.60%) Office 365
7 2 (0.60%) PaaS
8 1 (0.30%) Adobe Analytics
8 1 (0.30%) AWS Lambda
8 1 (0.30%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.30%) Dynamics 365
8 1 (0.30%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 7 (2.11%) Firewall
2 6 (1.81%) HTTP
3 5 (1.51%) DNS
4 4 (1.21%) SSL
5 2 (0.60%) DHCP
5 2 (0.60%) FTP
5 2 (0.60%) IPsec
5 2 (0.60%) SMS
5 2 (0.60%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.30%) Internet
6 1 (0.30%) Kerberos
6 1 (0.30%) SAN
6 1 (0.30%) SNMP
6 1 (0.30%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 109 (32.93%) SQL Server
2 98 (29.61%) NoSQL
3 47 (14.20%) PostgreSQL
4 43 (12.99%) MongoDB
5 41 (12.39%) MySQL
6 29 (8.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 28 (8.46%) Big Data
7 28 (8.46%) Data Warehouse
8 26 (7.85%) Apache Cassandra
9 24 (7.25%) Apache Hive
10 23 (6.95%) Relational Database
11 21 (6.34%) Hadoop
12 18 (5.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 17 (5.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 11 (3.32%) SQL Server 2008
15 10 (3.02%) CouchDB
15 10 (3.02%) SQL Server 2014
16 9 (2.72%) Redis
17 8 (2.42%) Impala
17 8 (2.42%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 84 (25.38%) Git (software)
2 49 (14.80%) Jenkins
3 42 (12.69%) JIRA
4 29 (8.76%) JUnit
5 26 (7.85%) Selenium
6 24 (7.25%) Cucumber
6 24 (7.25%) Visual Studio
7 19 (5.74%) Mercurial
7 19 (5.74%) SoapUI
7 19 (5.74%) Subversion
8 18 (5.44%) Jasmine
9 15 (4.53%) Artifactory
10 9 (2.72%) Octopus Deploy
11 6 (1.81%) SpecFlow
11 6 (1.81%) WebDriver
12 5 (1.51%) TeamCity
13 4 (1.21%) gulp
13 4 (1.21%) MSTest
13 4 (1.21%) NUnit
13 4 (1.21%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 15 (4.53%) Finance
2 8 (2.42%) Retail
3 4 (1.21%) Automotive
3 4 (1.21%) Banking
3 4 (1.21%) Manufacturing
3 4 (1.21%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.30%) Advertising
4 1 (0.30%) Financial Institution
4 1 (0.30%) Law
4 1 (0.30%) Legal
4 1 (0.30%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (0.30%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 186 (56.19%) Developer
2 62 (18.73%) .NET Developer
3 52 (15.71%) C# Developer
4 42 (12.69%) C# .NET Developer
5 40 (12.08%) Java Developer
6 35 (10.57%) SQL Developer
7 34 (10.27%) Analyst
8 31 (9.37%) Software Engineer
9 29 (8.76%) ASP.NET Developer
9 29 (8.76%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 24 (7.25%) Tester
11 23 (6.95%) Angular Developer
12 19 (5.74%) Automation Tester
12 19 (5.74%) Test Analyst
13 15 (4.53%) Java Engineer
13 15 (4.53%) Software Developer
14 13 (3.93%) Java Software Engineer
15 12 (3.63%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
15 12 (3.63%) Business Intelligence Developer
16 11 (3.32%) SQL Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 96 (29.00%) .NET
2 83 (25.08%) ASP.NET
3 59 (17.82%) ASP.NET Web API
4 53 (16.01%) ASP.NET MVC
5 48 (14.50%) AngularJS
6 41 (12.39%) HTML
6 41 (12.39%) jQuery
7 38 (11.48%) Node.js
8 36 (10.88%) Kafka
9 35 (10.57%) CSS
9 35 (10.57%) React
9 35 (10.57%) Spring
10 33 (9.97%) RabbitMQ
11 30 (9.06%) Vue.js
12 28 (8.46%) REST
13 26 (7.85%) Spring Boot
14 25 (7.55%) Web Services
15 23 (6.95%) .NET Framework
15 23 (6.95%) Entity Framework
16 21 (6.34%) ActiveMQ
Miscellaneous
1 25 (7.55%) Enterprise Software
2 23 (6.95%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (2.42%) Data Centre
3 8 (2.42%) Mobile App
4 6 (1.81%) User Experience
5 5 (1.51%) Management Information System
6 4 (1.21%) NHS
7 3 (0.91%) Clustering
7 3 (0.91%) Data Structures
8 2 (0.60%) Client/Server
8 2 (0.60%) CMDB
8 2 (0.60%) Greenfield Project
8 2 (0.60%) Hybrid Cloud
8 2 (0.60%) PKI
8 2 (0.60%) Reference Data
9 1 (0.30%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.30%) DataPower
9 1 (0.30%) Mainframe
9 1 (0.30%) Market Risk
9 1 (0.30%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 36 (10.88%) Linux
2 26 (7.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 18 (5.44%) Windows
4 9 (2.72%) Windows Server
5 5 (1.51%) Unix
6 4 (1.21%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (0.91%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (0.60%) Android
9 1 (0.30%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.30%) CentOS
9 1 (0.30%) Oracle Linux
9 1 (0.30%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 190 (57.40%) Agile Software Development
2 112 (33.84%) Scrum
3 104 (31.42%) TDD
4 74 (22.36%) Software Engineering
5 71 (21.45%) MVC
6 66 (19.94%) Test Automation
7 56 (16.92%) Continuous Integration
8 51 (15.41%) Microservices
9 44 (13.29%) BDD
9 44 (13.29%) E-Commerce
10 41 (12.39%) Kanban
11 40 (12.08%) ETL
12 38 (11.48%) Business Intelligence
13 37 (11.18%) Open Source
14 24 (7.25%) Mentoring
14 24 (7.25%) OO
14 24 (7.25%) SFIA
15 22 (6.65%) Coaching
15 22 (6.65%) Continuous Improvement
16 21 (6.34%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 123 (37.16%) C#
2 109 (32.93%) Java
3 96 (29.00%) JavaScript
4 93 (28.10%) T-SQL
5 33 (9.97%) Python
6 17 (5.14%) Scala
7 13 (3.93%) PowerShell
8 12 (3.63%) Java 8
8 12 (3.63%) PL/SQL
9 7 (2.11%) C++
9 7 (2.11%) Shell Script
10 5 (1.51%) Groovy
11 4 (1.21%) Ruby
12 3 (0.91%) COBOL
12 3 (0.91%) Delphi
12 3 (0.91%) VB
12 3 (0.91%) VB.NET
13 2 (0.60%) Perl
13 2 (0.60%) VBA
13 2 (0.60%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 22 (6.65%) Security Cleared
2 17 (5.14%) SC Cleared
3 6 (1.81%) Degree
4 3 (0.91%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.30%) MCITP
5 1 (0.30%) MCTS
5 1 (0.30%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (9.67%) QA
2 18 (5.44%) GDPR
3 3 (0.91%) PMO
4 1 (0.30%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.30%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 16 (4.83%) Docker
2 7 (2.11%) Active Directory
2 7 (2.11%) Apache Flume
3 4 (1.21%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.60%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.60%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (0.60%) Xen
5 1 (0.30%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.30%) Terminal Services
5 1 (0.30%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 19 (5.74%) Puppet
2 18 (5.44%) Ansible
3 16 (4.83%) Grafana
3 16 (4.83%) Terraform
4 15 (4.53%) Graylog
5 3 (0.91%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (0.60%) SCCM
7 1 (0.30%) Ambari
7 1 (0.30%) Data Guard
7 1 (0.30%) Failover Clustering
7 1 (0.30%) Kubernetes
7 1 (0.30%) Oracle Identity Management
7 1 (0.30%) Oracle Identity Manager
7 1 (0.30%) Oracle RMAN
7 1 (0.30%) Tivoli
7 1 (0.30%) WMI
Vendors
1 48 (14.50%) Microsoft
2 27 (8.16%) Oracle
3 24 (7.25%) Red Hat
4 12 (3.63%) Splunk
5 8 (2.42%) Informatica
5 8 (2.42%) VMware
6 7 (2.11%) Sitecore
6 7 (2.11%) Talend
7 6 (1.81%) Tableau
8 4 (1.21%) Google
9 3 (0.91%) Cadence
9 3 (0.91%) Micro Focus
10 2 (0.60%) Alteryx
10 2 (0.60%) HP
10 2 (0.60%) Netezza
10 2 (0.60%) Remedy
10 2 (0.60%) Teradata
11 1 (0.30%) Adobe
11 1 (0.30%) BMC
11 1 (0.30%) iManage