Period
to 25 May 2019

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 25 May 2019 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
25 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 3 9 7
Rank change year-on-year +6 -2 +1
Contract jobs citing SQL 322 325 301
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 15.23% 12.71% 14.24%
As % of the Programming Languages category 32.14% 24.31% 27.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 243 250 219
Leeds median daily rate £415 £378 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.93% +0.67% +5.63%
10th Percentile £313 £263 £275
90th Percentile £500 £535 £473
West Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 0 3
Leeds median hourly rate £20.86 - £11.38
10th Percentile £14.23 - £10.69
90th Percentile £25.24 - £18.81
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £20.86 £22.50 £15.19
% change year-on-year -7.31% +48.15% -18.10%

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 1,002 1,337 1,093
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 47.40% 52.29% 51.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 707 947 766
Leeds median daily rate £433 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.13% - -
10th Percentile £319 £305 £300
90th Percentile £550 £535 £538
West Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +2.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 19 9
Leeds median hourly rate £20.33 £40.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -49.18% +110.53% +34.51%
10th Percentile £14.58 £35.60 £10.69
90th Percentile £25.25 £45.25 £28.90
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £20.86 £40.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -47.86% +77.78% +42.86%

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 25 May 2019.

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 25 May 2019, 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.

1 111 (34.47%) Agile Software Development
2 108 (33.54%) SQL Server
3 71 (22.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 66 (20.50%) T-SQL
5 65 (20.19%) Business Intelligence
6 62 (19.25%) Microsoft
7 57 (17.70%) .NET
8 53 (16.46%) Amazon AWS
9 52 (16.15%) Python
10 50 (15.53%) C#
11 48 (14.91%) Java
11 48 (14.91%) Git (software)
12 47 (14.60%) NoSQL
12 47 (14.60%) Finance
13 46 (14.29%) TDD
13 46 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
14 45 (13.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 43 (13.35%) RabbitMQ
16 42 (13.04%) Oracle
17 41 (12.73%) JavaScript
17 41 (12.73%) PostgreSQL
18 40 (12.42%) Jenkins
19 38 (11.80%) Data Warehouse
20 36 (11.18%) Migration
21 35 (10.87%) ETL
22 34 (10.56%) Scrum
22 34 (10.56%) MVC
22 34 (10.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
23 33 (10.25%) Tableau
23 33 (10.25%) Hadoop

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 33 (10.25%) Apache Spark
2 29 (9.01%) Elasticsearch
3 28 (8.70%) nginx
4 26 (8.07%) SAS
5 15 (4.66%) Apache
6 13 (4.04%) CMS
6 13 (4.04%) Confluence
7 11 (3.42%) SharePoint
8 6 (1.86%) Apache ServiceMix
8 6 (1.86%) Sitecore CMS
9 5 (1.55%) MS Exchange
10 4 (1.24%) Apache Solr
10 4 (1.24%) IIS
10 4 (1.24%) WebSphere
11 3 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2010
11 3 (0.93%) SharePoint 2013
12 2 (0.62%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 2 (0.62%) Oracle Workflow
12 2 (0.62%) Tomcat
13 1 (0.31%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 22 (6.83%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (1.55%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (1.55%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 4 (1.24%) Spreadsheet
3 4 (1.24%) SPSS
4 3 (0.93%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.62%) Stata
Business Applications
1 3 (0.93%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (0.93%) WebTrends
2 2 (0.62%) JDE World
3 1 (0.31%) Carpe Diem
3 1 (0.31%) Elite 3E
Cloud Services
1 53 (16.46%) Amazon AWS
2 46 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
3 33 (10.25%) Power Platform
4 19 (5.90%) Google Cloud Platform
5 7 (2.17%) GitHub
5 7 (2.17%) Office 365
6 6 (1.86%) Cloud Computing
7 4 (1.24%) IaaS
7 4 (1.24%) Kong
7 4 (1.24%) OpenShift
7 4 (1.24%) PaaS
7 4 (1.24%) SaaS
8 2 (0.62%) Amazon S3
8 2 (0.62%) Mimecast
9 1 (0.31%) Azure Data Factory
9 1 (0.31%) Google Compute Engine
9 1 (0.31%) IBM Cloud
9 1 (0.31%) iPaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (2.80%) DNS
2 5 (1.55%) Internet
3 4 (1.24%) Firewall
3 4 (1.24%) SAN
4 3 (0.93%) Cisco ASA
4 3 (0.93%) LAN
4 3 (0.93%) VLAN
5 2 (0.62%) ADSL
5 2 (0.62%) DHCP
5 2 (0.62%) Ethernet
5 2 (0.62%) MPLS
5 2 (0.62%) PBX
5 2 (0.62%) Remote Desktop
5 2 (0.62%) TCP/IP
5 2 (0.62%) VPN
5 2 (0.62%) WAN
6 1 (0.31%) HTTP
6 1 (0.31%) HTTPS
6 1 (0.31%) SSH
6 1 (0.31%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 108 (33.54%) SQL Server
2 71 (22.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 47 (14.60%) NoSQL
4 45 (13.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 41 (12.73%) PostgreSQL
6 38 (11.80%) Data Warehouse
7 34 (10.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 33 (10.25%) Hadoop
9 31 (9.63%) Power BI
10 28 (8.70%) Big Data
10 28 (8.70%) Redis
11 23 (7.14%) MongoDB
11 23 (7.14%) Riak
12 22 (6.83%) GIS
13 19 (5.90%) Apache Hive
14 18 (5.59%) Relational Database
15 16 (4.97%) Apache Cassandra
15 16 (4.97%) Oracle Database
16 15 (4.66%) CouchDB
17 11 (3.42%) PowerPivot
Development Applications
1 48 (14.91%) Git (software)
2 40 (12.42%) Jenkins
3 32 (9.94%) Subversion
4 27 (8.39%) Mercurial
5 19 (5.90%) JIRA
6 14 (4.35%) Maven
7 12 (3.73%) Team Foundation Server
8 9 (2.80%) gulp
8 9 (2.80%) Mockito
8 9 (2.80%) Visual Studio
9 7 (2.17%) ProC
10 6 (1.86%) Cucumber
11 5 (1.55%) Artifactory
11 5 (1.55%) Selenium
11 5 (1.55%) webpack
12 4 (1.24%) GitLab
12 4 (1.24%) SoapUI
12 4 (1.24%) SonarQube
12 4 (1.24%) Sonatype Nexus
12 4 (1.24%) TortoiseSVN
General
1 47 (14.60%) Finance
2 25 (7.76%) Retail
3 10 (3.11%) Banking
4 8 (2.48%) Legal
5 5 (1.55%) Pharmaceutical
6 4 (1.24%) Social Science
7 3 (0.93%) Advertising
7 3 (0.93%) Games
8 2 (0.62%) Back Office
8 2 (0.62%) Billing
8 2 (0.62%) Front Office
8 2 (0.62%) Law
8 2 (0.62%) Marketing
9 1 (0.31%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 158 (49.07%) Developer
2 50 (15.53%) Analyst
3 43 (13.35%) SQL Developer
4 30 (9.32%) .NET Developer
4 30 (9.32%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 25 (7.76%) DBA
5 25 (7.76%) Python Developer
6 24 (7.45%) Data Analyst
7 18 (5.59%) SQL Analyst
8 17 (5.28%) Java Developer
8 17 (5.28%) SQL BI Developer
9 14 (4.35%) C# Developer
10 13 (4.04%) SQL DBA
11 12 (3.73%) SQL Server Developer
12 11 (3.42%) C# .NET Developer
12 11 (3.42%) Power BI Developer
12 11 (3.42%) SQL Data Analyst
13 10 (3.11%) Architect
13 10 (3.11%) Data Engineer
13 10 (3.11%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (17.70%) .NET
2 43 (13.35%) RabbitMQ
3 29 (9.01%) AngularJS
3 29 (9.01%) Spring
4 26 (8.07%) Kafka
5 25 (7.76%) jQuery
6 24 (7.45%) ASP.NET
7 21 (6.52%) ASP.NET MVC
7 21 (6.52%) Web Services
8 18 (5.59%) ASP.NET Web API
9 17 (5.28%) CSS
10 16 (4.97%) Vue.js
11 15 (4.66%) Hibernate
11 15 (4.66%) SOAP
12 14 (4.35%) HTML
12 14 (4.35%) Spring Boot
13 13 (4.04%) React
14 12 (3.73%) XML
15 11 (3.42%) .NET Framework
15 11 (3.42%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 31 (9.63%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (5.90%) NHS
3 18 (5.59%) Data Centre
4 10 (3.11%) User Experience
5 9 (2.80%) Hybrid Cloud
6 7 (2.17%) Data Structures
7 6 (1.86%) Greenfield Project
7 6 (1.86%) Self-Motivation
8 5 (1.55%) Clustering
8 5 (1.55%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (0.93%) Management Information System
9 3 (0.93%) Public Cloud
9 3 (0.93%) Replication
10 2 (0.62%) Algorithms
10 2 (0.62%) Freedom of Information
10 2 (0.62%) Handset
10 2 (0.62%) IVR
10 2 (0.62%) Linux Command Line
10 2 (0.62%) PKI
10 2 (0.62%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 20 (6.21%) Windows
2 19 (5.90%) Linux
3 14 (4.35%) Unix
4 8 (2.48%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (2.17%) Windows Server
6 4 (1.24%) Android
7 3 (0.93%) AIX
7 3 (0.93%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.62%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 111 (34.47%) Agile Software Development
2 65 (20.19%) Business Intelligence
3 46 (14.29%) TDD
4 36 (11.18%) Migration
5 35 (10.87%) ETL
6 34 (10.56%) MVC
6 34 (10.56%) Scrum
7 32 (9.94%) Continuous Integration
8 30 (9.32%) Visualisation
9 29 (9.01%) Analytics
9 29 (9.01%) Microservices
9 29 (9.01%) Software Engineering
10 28 (8.70%) Problem-Solving
11 24 (7.45%) Data Modelling
12 23 (7.14%) E-Commerce
12 23 (7.14%) Test Automation
13 22 (6.83%) Data Visualisation
14 18 (5.59%) BDD
15 17 (5.28%) Stakeholder Management
16 16 (4.97%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 66 (20.50%) T-SQL
2 52 (16.15%) Python
3 50 (15.53%) C#
4 48 (14.91%) Java
5 41 (12.73%) JavaScript
6 25 (7.76%) PL/SQL
7 16 (4.97%) PowerShell
8 13 (4.04%) R
9 11 (3.42%) Scala
10 8 (2.48%) C
11 7 (2.17%) C++
11 7 (2.17%) PROC SQL
12 5 (1.55%) Java 8
12 5 (1.55%) Perl
12 5 (1.55%) Shell Script
12 5 (1.55%) VBScript
13 4 (1.24%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
13 4 (1.24%) Groovy
13 4 (1.24%) VBA
14 2 (0.62%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 14 (4.35%) Degree
2 11 (3.42%) Security Cleared
3 8 (2.48%) MCSE
3 8 (2.48%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (1.55%) BPSS Clearance
5 4 (1.24%) Master's Degree
5 4 (1.24%) Numerate Degree
6 2 (0.62%) ACCA
6 2 (0.62%) CIMA
6 2 (0.62%) CISA
6 2 (0.62%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.31%) CISM
7 1 (0.31%) CISSP
7 1 (0.31%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.31%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.31%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (3.42%) QA
2 10 (3.11%) Data Quality
3 3 (0.93%) GDPR
3 3 (0.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.62%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.62%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.31%) PMO
System Software
1 13 (4.04%) Active Directory
2 10 (3.11%) Docker
3 4 (1.24%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.62%) KVM
4 2 (0.62%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.31%) EMC RecoverPoint
5 1 (0.31%) Forefront TMG
5 1 (0.31%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.31%) Terminal Services
5 1 (0.31%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (0.31%) XenApp
5 1 (0.31%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 28 (8.70%) Ansible
2 12 (3.73%) Kubernetes
3 5 (1.55%) Nagios
3 5 (1.55%) SCCM
4 4 (1.24%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (0.93%) Puppet
6 2 (0.62%) Terraform
7 1 (0.31%) AirWatch
7 1 (0.31%) FortiGate
7 1 (0.31%) Grafana
7 1 (0.31%) Kibana
7 1 (0.31%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (0.31%) SCOM
7 1 (0.31%) vCenter Server
7 1 (0.31%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 62 (19.25%) Microsoft
2 42 (13.04%) Oracle
3 33 (10.25%) Tableau
4 23 (7.14%) Google
5 12 (3.73%) VMware
6 8 (2.48%) Alteryx
7 6 (1.86%) Dataiku
7 6 (1.86%) ForgeRock
7 6 (1.86%) Sitecore
7 6 (1.86%) Splunk
8 5 (1.55%) Adobe
8 5 (1.55%) Cisco
8 5 (1.55%) Netezza
9 4 (1.24%) HP
9 4 (1.24%) IBM
9 4 (1.24%) SAP
9 4 (1.24%) Xamarin
10 2 (0.62%) Databricks
10 2 (0.62%) Sophos
10 2 (0.62%) Verint