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 3 months to 30 March 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)
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 7 6 3
Rank change year-on-year -1 -3  
Contract jobs citing SQL 141 214 213
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 13.89% 14.87% 18.08%
As % of the Programming Languages category 25.92% 32.42% 35.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 113 148 163
Median daily rate £375 £373 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.67% +14.61%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £480 £410
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £365 £350
% change year-on-year -0.68% +4.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Median hourly rate £19.00 £13.00 £28.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +46.15% -54.38%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £23.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +70.21% -21.66%  

SQL is in the programming language skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Leeds with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Leeds
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 544 660 607
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Leeds 53.60% 45.87% 51.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 389 484 415
Median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £313 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £560 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 6
Median hourly rate £22.50 £9.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +150.00% -74.28%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +3.75% +11.11%  

SQL
Job Vacancy Trend in Leeds

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Leeds citing SQL as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Programming Languages category.

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 3 months to 30 March 2017.

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 30 March 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 Leeds region with a requirement for SQL.

1 128 (38.91%) Agile Software Development
2 125 (37.99%) SQL Server
3 80 (24.32%) T-SQL
4 77 (23.40%) Microsoft
5 74 (22.49%) Java
6 72 (21.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 69 (20.97%) JavaScript
8 62 (18.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 55 (16.72%) .NET
10 54 (16.41%) Business Intelligence
11 53 (16.11%) MVC
12 46 (13.98%) C#
12 46 (13.98%) NoSQL
13 45 (13.68%) Oracle
14 43 (13.07%) Windows
14 43 (13.07%) Finance
15 40 (12.16%) Linux
16 38 (11.55%) ASP.NET
16 38 (11.55%) Analytical Skills
17 35 (10.64%) ETL
18 34 (10.33%) Python
18 34 (10.33%) AngularJS
18 34 (10.33%) SQL Server 2008
19 33 (10.03%) Git (software)
19 33 (10.03%) Software Engineering
20 32 (9.73%) Scrum
21 31 (9.42%) TDD
21 31 (9.42%) Data Warehouse
21 31 (9.42%) OO
21 31 (9.42%) PHP

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 15 (4.56%) SAS
2 10 (3.04%) WebSphere
3 8 (2.43%) CMS
4 7 (2.13%) WebSphere Application Server
5 6 (1.82%) Sitecore CMS
6 5 (1.52%) Confluence
6 5 (1.52%) IIS
7 4 (1.22%) SharePoint
7 4 (1.22%) WebLogic
8 3 (0.91%) Apache
8 3 (0.91%) Apache Solr
8 3 (0.91%) Elasticsearch
9 2 (0.61%) OpenStack
9 2 (0.61%) Oracle Service Bus
9 2 (0.61%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 2 (0.61%) Tomcat
9 2 (0.61%) Umbraco
10 1 (0.30%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.30%) JBoss
10 1 (0.30%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 21 (6.38%) MS Excel
2 5 (1.52%) MS Office
3 4 (1.22%) Stata
Business Applications
1 2 (0.61%) Oracle Cash Management
1 2 (0.61%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (0.61%) Oracle EBS R12
1 2 (0.61%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (0.30%) Oracle ASCP
2 1 (0.30%) Oracle Assets
2 1 (0.30%) Oracle General Ledger
2 1 (0.30%) Oracle iProcurement
2 1 (0.30%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 1 (0.30%) Oracle Receivables
2 1 (0.30%) Sage 50
2 1 (0.30%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 8 (2.43%) Google Analytics
2 6 (1.82%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (1.22%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (1.22%) Office 365
3 4 (1.22%) Slack
4 1 (0.30%) Amazon ELB
4 1 (0.30%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.30%) Amazon SQS
4 1 (0.30%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (0.30%) AWS Lambda
4 1 (0.30%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (0.30%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 16 (4.86%) HTTP
2 8 (2.43%) Firewall
3 7 (2.13%) DNS
4 6 (1.82%) LAN
4 6 (1.82%) WAN
5 5 (1.52%) Cisco Nexus
6 4 (1.22%) Internet
6 4 (1.22%) LDAP
6 4 (1.22%) SMTP
6 4 (1.22%) SSH
6 4 (1.22%) VPN
7 2 (0.61%) BGP
7 2 (0.61%) DHCP
7 2 (0.61%) SAN
7 2 (0.61%) Wireless
8 1 (0.30%) 2G
8 1 (0.30%) 3G
8 1 (0.30%) GPRS
8 1 (0.30%) SMS
8 1 (0.30%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 125 (37.99%) SQL Server
2 72 (21.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 62 (18.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 46 (13.98%) NoSQL
5 34 (10.33%) SQL Server 2008
6 31 (9.42%) Data Warehouse
7 30 (9.12%) MongoDB
7 30 (9.12%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 28 (8.51%) SQL Server 2014
9 27 (8.21%) SQL Server 2012
10 16 (4.86%) MySQL
11 13 (3.95%) Redis
12 12 (3.65%) Oracle Database
13 10 (3.04%) DB2
13 10 (3.04%) Relational Database
14 9 (2.74%) Apache Cassandra
14 9 (2.74%) PostgreSQL
14 9 (2.74%) Power BI
14 9 (2.74%) QlikView
15 8 (2.43%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 33 (10.03%) Git (software)
2 23 (6.99%) Visual Studio
3 18 (5.47%) Jenkins
3 18 (5.47%) JIRA
4 15 (4.56%) Jasmine
4 15 (4.56%) Subversion
5 12 (3.65%) Mercurial
6 11 (3.34%) Grunt
6 11 (3.34%) gulp
7 10 (3.04%) Maven
7 10 (3.04%) PHPUnit
8 7 (2.13%) Eclipse
8 7 (2.13%) JUnit
8 7 (2.13%) Rational Application Developer
9 6 (1.82%) Cucumber
9 6 (1.82%) Selenium
9 6 (1.82%) Team Foundation Server
10 5 (1.52%) Android Studio
11 4 (1.22%) SpecFlow
12 3 (0.91%) TeamCity
General
1 43 (13.07%) Finance
2 10 (3.04%) Advertising
3 7 (2.13%) Back Office
3 7 (2.13%) Law
4 5 (1.52%) Retail
5 4 (1.22%) Electronics
5 4 (1.22%) Marketing
6 3 (0.91%) Banking
6 3 (0.91%) Games
6 3 (0.91%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.30%) General Ledger
7 1 (0.30%) Legal
7 1 (0.30%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 177 (53.80%) Developer
2 72 (21.88%) SQL Developer
3 37 (11.25%) Analyst
4 34 (10.33%) .NET Developer
5 33 (10.03%) Java Developer
6 32 (9.73%) DBA
7 28 (8.51%) PHP Developer
8 26 (7.90%) SSIS Developer
9 22 (6.69%) Administrator
10 20 (6.08%) SQL DBA
10 20 (6.08%) T-SQL Developer
11 18 (5.47%) Business Intelligence Developer
12 16 (4.86%) C# Developer
13 13 (3.95%) SQL BI Developer
13 13 (3.95%) SSRS Developer
14 11 (3.34%) Oracle DBA
14 11 (3.34%) SQL Analyst
14 11 (3.34%) Test Analyst
14 11 (3.34%) Tester
15 10 (3.04%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (16.72%) .NET
2 38 (11.55%) ASP.NET
3 34 (10.33%) AngularJS
4 30 (9.12%) ASP.NET MVC
5 26 (7.90%) ASP.NET Web API
6 25 (7.60%) .NET Framework
7 23 (6.99%) CSS
8 22 (6.69%) HTML
9 21 (6.38%) Spring
10 20 (6.08%) Hibernate
10 20 (6.08%) REST
11 18 (5.47%) Entity Framework
12 16 (4.86%) SOAP
12 16 (4.86%) Web Services
13 15 (4.56%) RESTful
14 14 (4.26%) XML
15 13 (3.95%) Django
15 13 (3.95%) J2EE
15 13 (3.95%) Symfony
16 12 (3.65%) Laravel
Miscellaneous
1 38 (11.55%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (4.26%) Data Centre
3 12 (3.65%) Replication
4 11 (3.34%) Data Structures
4 11 (3.34%) NHS
5 10 (3.04%) Algorithms
6 8 (2.43%) Client/Server
7 5 (1.52%) Enterprise Software
7 5 (1.52%) HACMP
7 5 (1.52%) Private Cloud
7 5 (1.52%) User Experience
8 4 (1.22%) VxBlock/Vblock
9 3 (0.91%) Computer Science
9 3 (0.91%) Management Information System
10 2 (0.61%) Clustering
10 2 (0.61%) EMC VNXe
10 2 (0.61%) Fintech
10 2 (0.61%) iSeries
11 1 (0.30%) Mobile App
11 1 (0.30%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 43 (13.07%) Windows
2 40 (12.16%) Linux
3 26 (7.90%) Unix
4 14 (4.26%) Windows Server
5 8 (2.43%) Android
5 8 (2.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 8 (2.43%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (2.13%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (1.82%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (1.52%) Embedded Linux
9 4 (1.22%) Windows Embedded Compact
10 3 (0.91%) Solaris
10 3 (0.91%) Windows 7
11 2 (0.61%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.30%) VMS
12 1 (0.30%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 128 (38.91%) Agile Software Development
2 54 (16.41%) Business Intelligence
3 53 (16.11%) MVC
4 35 (10.64%) ETL
5 33 (10.03%) Software Engineering
6 32 (9.73%) Scrum
7 31 (9.42%) OO
7 31 (9.42%) TDD
8 29 (8.81%) Continuous Integration
9 27 (8.21%) Data Modelling
10 23 (6.99%) Project Management
11 19 (5.78%) Automated Testing
11 19 (5.78%) SOLID
11 19 (5.78%) Unit Testing
12 18 (5.47%) Analytics
13 17 (5.17%) Performance Tuning
13 17 (5.17%) Waterfall
14 16 (4.86%) Manual Testing
15 15 (4.56%) E-Commerce
15 15 (4.56%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 80 (24.32%) T-SQL
2 74 (22.49%) Java
3 69 (20.97%) JavaScript
4 46 (13.98%) C#
5 34 (10.33%) Python
6 31 (9.42%) PHP
7 11 (3.34%) TypeScript
8 10 (3.04%) PowerShell
8 10 (3.04%) VBA
9 9 (2.74%) PL/SQL
10 8 (2.43%) Bash Shell
10 8 (2.43%) C
10 8 (2.43%) C++
10 8 (2.43%) Shell Script
11 5 (1.52%) AWK
11 5 (1.52%) Perl
11 5 (1.52%) Ruby
12 3 (0.91%) Korn
13 2 (0.61%) R
13 2 (0.61%) XPath
Qualifications
1 24 (7.29%) Degree
2 9 (2.74%) ISTQB
3 8 (2.43%) ISEB
4 6 (1.82%) BPSS Clearance
4 6 (1.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 5 (1.52%) CCDA
5 5 (1.52%) CCIE
5 5 (1.52%) CCNA
5 5 (1.52%) CCNP
5 5 (1.52%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (1.52%) ITIL Certification
5 5 (1.52%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (1.52%) SAS Certification
6 4 (1.22%) Security Cleared
7 2 (0.61%) DBS Check
7 2 (0.61%) MCDBA
7 2 (0.61%) MCITP
7 2 (0.61%) MCTS
7 2 (0.61%) OCP
7 2 (0.61%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (3.34%) Data Quality
2 8 (2.43%) QA
3 4 (1.22%) IFRS
3 4 (1.22%) IFRS 9
4 2 (0.61%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (0.61%) FATCA
5 1 (0.30%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (3.34%) Active Directory
2 6 (1.82%) Docker
3 5 (1.52%) Hyper-V
4 4 (1.22%) VMware ESX
5 3 (0.91%) vCloud
5 3 (0.91%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (0.61%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.61%) vSphere
7 1 (0.30%) Xen
7 1 (0.30%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 16 (4.86%) Puppet
2 8 (2.43%) Ansible
2 8 (2.43%) Oracle Identity Management
2 8 (2.43%) Oracle Identity Manager
3 7 (2.13%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (1.82%) Oracle RMAN
5 5 (1.52%) SCCM
5 5 (1.52%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 4 (1.22%) Data Guard
6 4 (1.22%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 4 (1.22%) vRealize
7 2 (0.61%) Backup Exec
7 2 (0.61%) SCDPM
7 2 (0.61%) SCOM
Vendors
1 77 (23.40%) Microsoft
2 45 (13.68%) Oracle
3 18 (5.47%) Tableau
4 17 (5.17%) VMware
5 13 (3.95%) Zend
6 9 (2.74%) Google
6 9 (2.74%) SAP
7 8 (2.43%) Red Hat
8 7 (2.13%) Cognos
9 6 (1.82%) Sitecore
10 5 (1.52%) Cisco
10 5 (1.52%) NetApp
10 5 (1.52%) Veeam
11 4 (1.22%) Dell
11 4 (1.22%) HP
11 4 (1.22%) IBM
12 3 (0.91%) IDERA
12 3 (0.91%) RedGate
12 3 (0.91%) Sybase
13 2 (0.61%) Jaspersoft
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Up to £350 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400.00 - £440.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Jet2.com
Rate: Excellent
Posted: 3 days ago
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Uniting Ambition
Rate: £350 - 400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
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Elevate Direct
Rate: From £400 to £460 per day
Posted: Yesterday
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Ascend Consulting
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day 4 months likely to extend.
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: From £30,000 to £45,000 per annum + Great Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
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Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday