Period
to 25 April 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 25 April 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
25 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 6 5 6
Rank change year-on-year -1 +1 -3
Contract jobs citing SQL 354 317 397
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 14.12% 14.76% 13.30%
As % of the Programming Languages category 27.13% 28.98% 30.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 275 248 265
Leeds median daily rate £390 £360 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.33% +2.86% +3.70%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £275
90th Percentile £538 £477 £475
West Yorkshire median daily rate £375 £360 £350
% change year-on-year +4.17% +2.86% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 2
Leeds median hourly rate - £11.38 £14.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -21.79% -48.96%
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £11.50 £15.19 £19.50
% change year-on-year -24.28% -22.12% -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 1,305 1,094 1,318
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 52.05% 50.93% 44.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 933 774 935
Leeds median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £300 £293 £295
90th Percentile £538 £538 £540
West Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year - +3.23% +10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 10 11
Leeds median hourly rate £40.00 £17.13 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +133.58% +12.30% -54.81%
10th Percentile £37.50 £10.69 £13.00
90th Percentile £44.00 £27.58 £17.50
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £40.00 £20.75 £15.92
% change year-on-year +92.77% +30.34% -54.51%

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 April 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 25 April 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.

1 189 (53.39%) Agile Software Development
2 132 (37.29%) Java
3 117 (33.05%) SQL Server
4 109 (30.79%) C#
5 107 (30.23%) Scrum
6 106 (29.94%) JavaScript
7 102 (28.81%) TDD
8 97 (27.40%) NoSQL
9 93 (26.27%) Test Automation
10 91 (25.71%) T-SQL
11 85 (24.01%) .NET
12 84 (23.73%) Git (software)
13 75 (21.19%) Software Engineering
14 70 (19.77%) Microservices
15 63 (17.80%) ASP.NET
16 59 (16.67%) Microsoft
17 58 (16.38%) PostgreSQL
17 58 (16.38%) Jenkins
18 57 (16.10%) MVC
19 54 (15.25%) BDD
19 54 (15.25%) Node.js
20 52 (14.69%) Kanban
21 50 (14.12%) Continuous Integration
21 50 (14.12%) MySQL
21 50 (14.12%) Linux
22 49 (13.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
22 49 (13.84%) JUnit
23 48 (13.56%) REST
23 48 (13.56%) MongoDB
24 47 (13.28%) JIRA

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 43 (12.15%) Confluence
2 22 (6.21%) SAS
3 16 (4.52%) Apache Spark
4 15 (4.24%) CMS
5 13 (3.67%) Apache
5 13 (3.67%) Sitecore CMS
6 9 (2.54%) Elasticsearch
6 9 (2.54%) nginx
7 6 (1.69%) Tomcat
8 5 (1.41%) IIS
8 5 (1.41%) Jupyter
8 5 (1.41%) SharePoint
9 4 (1.13%) SharePoint 2013
10 3 (0.85%) Apache Solr
10 3 (0.85%) MS Exchange
10 3 (0.85%) WebSphere
11 2 (0.56%) EPiServer
11 2 (0.56%) Jetty
11 2 (0.56%) Oracle Workflow
11 2 (0.56%) Umbraco
Applications
1 11 (3.11%) Microsoft Excel
2 10 (2.82%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (1.13%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.28%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.56%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (0.56%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (0.56%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (0.28%) Carpe Diem
2 1 (0.28%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (0.28%) Elite 3E
2 1 (0.28%) Oracle ASCP
2 1 (0.28%) PeopleSoft HCM
2 1 (0.28%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 38 (10.73%) Slack
2 16 (4.52%) Amazon AWS
3 14 (3.95%) Microsoft Azure
4 7 (1.98%) GitHub
5 6 (1.69%) Office 365
6 2 (0.56%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (0.56%) Google App Engine
6 2 (0.56%) Google Cloud Platform
6 2 (0.56%) IaaS
6 2 (0.56%) PaaS
7 1 (0.28%) Adobe Analytics
7 1 (0.28%) Google Analytics
7 1 (0.28%) Google Tag Manager
Communications & Networking
1 7 (1.98%) HTTP
2 4 (1.13%) Internet
3 3 (0.85%) DNS
3 3 (0.85%) TCP/IP
4 2 (0.56%) DHCP
4 2 (0.56%) Firewall
4 2 (0.56%) FTP
4 2 (0.56%) IPsec
4 2 (0.56%) SAN
4 2 (0.56%) SSL
5 1 (0.28%) LAN
5 1 (0.28%) SMS
5 1 (0.28%) SMTP
5 1 (0.28%) SNMP
5 1 (0.28%) SSH
5 1 (0.28%) VPN
5 1 (0.28%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 117 (33.05%) SQL Server
2 97 (27.40%) NoSQL
3 58 (16.38%) PostgreSQL
4 50 (14.12%) MySQL
5 49 (13.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 48 (13.56%) MongoDB
7 37 (10.45%) Apache Cassandra
8 30 (8.47%) Data Warehouse
9 26 (7.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 24 (6.78%) Big Data
11 23 (6.50%) Power BI
12 22 (6.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 18 (5.08%) Apache Hive
13 18 (5.08%) Hadoop
14 17 (4.80%) Relational Database
15 16 (4.52%) SQL Server 2008
16 10 (2.82%) SQL Server 2012
16 10 (2.82%) SQL Server 2014
17 7 (1.98%) Impala
17 7 (1.98%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 84 (23.73%) Git (software)
2 58 (16.38%) Jenkins
3 49 (13.84%) JUnit
4 47 (13.28%) JIRA
5 42 (11.86%) Cucumber
6 34 (9.60%) Selenium
7 31 (8.76%) Jasmine
8 21 (5.93%) SoapUI
9 20 (5.65%) Subversion
9 20 (5.65%) Visual Studio
10 18 (5.08%) Mercurial
11 11 (3.11%) Artifactory
12 9 (2.54%) Maven
12 9 (2.54%) Octopus Deploy
12 9 (2.54%) SpecFlow
12 9 (2.54%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 9 (2.54%) WebDriver
13 4 (1.13%) Gradle
13 4 (1.13%) gulp
13 4 (1.13%) TeamCity
General
1 32 (9.04%) Finance
2 19 (5.37%) Banking
3 10 (2.82%) Retail Banking
4 5 (1.41%) Retail
5 4 (1.13%) Manufacturing
6 3 (0.85%) Marketing
7 2 (0.56%) Advertising
7 2 (0.56%) Legal
8 1 (0.28%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.28%) Games
8 1 (0.28%) General Ledger
8 1 (0.28%) Law
Job Titles
1 174 (49.15%) Developer
2 55 (15.54%) Analyst
3 50 (14.12%) Software Engineer
4 47 (13.28%) .NET Developer
5 41 (11.58%) Java Developer
6 40 (11.30%) C# Developer
7 32 (9.04%) C# .NET Developer
8 31 (8.76%) SQL Developer
9 28 (7.91%) Java Engineer
10 26 (7.34%) Java Software Engineer
11 24 (6.78%) Tester
12 22 (6.21%) SQL Analyst
13 21 (5.93%) Test Analyst
14 19 (5.37%) Automation Tester
15 16 (4.52%) JavaScript Engineer
16 15 (4.24%) Business Intelligence Developer
16 15 (4.24%) Java Software Developer
16 15 (4.24%) Software Developer
17 14 (3.95%) ASP.NET Developer
17 14 (3.95%) C# ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 85 (24.01%) .NET
2 63 (17.80%) ASP.NET
3 54 (15.25%) Node.js
4 48 (13.56%) REST
5 42 (11.86%) ASP.NET MVC
6 40 (11.30%) ASP.NET Web API
6 40 (11.30%) jQuery
7 34 (9.60%) AngularJS
7 34 (9.60%) HTML
8 33 (9.32%) Spring
9 28 (7.91%) Kafka
10 26 (7.34%) React
10 26 (7.34%) Vue (Vue.js)
11 25 (7.06%) XML
12 24 (6.78%) CSS
12 24 (6.78%) Spring Boot
13 22 (6.21%) RabbitMQ
14 19 (5.37%) SOAP
15 14 (3.95%) ActiveMQ
15 14 (3.95%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 28 (7.91%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (3.67%) Enterprise Software
2 13 (3.67%) User Experience
3 7 (1.98%) Data Structures
4 5 (1.41%) Algorithms
5 3 (0.85%) Data Centre
5 3 (0.85%) Greenfield Project
5 3 (0.85%) Management Information System
5 3 (0.85%) NHS
6 2 (0.56%) Client/Server
6 2 (0.56%) Mobile App
6 2 (0.56%) Reference Data
7 1 (0.28%) Clustering
7 1 (0.28%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.28%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.28%) Market Risk
7 1 (0.28%) Private Cloud
7 1 (0.28%) Replication
7 1 (0.28%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 50 (14.12%) Linux
2 37 (10.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 15 (4.24%) Windows
4 4 (1.13%) Unix
4 4 (1.13%) Windows Server
5 3 (0.85%) Android
5 3 (0.85%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (0.56%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.56%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.28%) CentOS
7 1 (0.28%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.28%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 189 (53.39%) Agile Software Development
2 107 (30.23%) Scrum
3 102 (28.81%) TDD
4 93 (26.27%) Test Automation
5 75 (21.19%) Software Engineering
6 70 (19.77%) Microservices
7 57 (16.10%) MVC
8 54 (15.25%) BDD
9 52 (14.69%) Kanban
10 50 (14.12%) Continuous Integration
11 47 (13.28%) Open Source
12 44 (12.43%) Business Intelligence
13 37 (10.45%) ETL
13 37 (10.45%) SFIA
14 32 (9.04%) Mentoring
15 30 (8.47%) Coaching
15 30 (8.47%) E-Commerce
16 27 (7.63%) OO
16 27 (7.63%) Test Scripting
16 27 (7.63%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 132 (37.29%) Java
2 109 (30.79%) C#
3 106 (29.94%) JavaScript
4 91 (25.71%) T-SQL
5 31 (8.76%) Python
6 16 (4.52%) Scala
7 11 (3.11%) PL/SQL
8 10 (2.82%) C++
8 10 (2.82%) Java 8
9 8 (2.26%) Shell Script
10 7 (1.98%) Ruby
10 7 (1.98%) VB.NET
11 6 (1.69%) PowerShell
12 5 (1.41%) VB
12 5 (1.41%) VBA
13 4 (1.13%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
13 4 (1.13%) VB6
14 3 (0.85%) COBOL
14 3 (0.85%) ES6
14 3 (0.85%) ES7
Qualifications
1 17 (4.80%) Security Cleared
2 11 (3.11%) Degree
2 11 (3.11%) SC Cleared
3 8 (2.26%) Sun Certification
4 7 (1.98%) MCSE
4 7 (1.98%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (1.41%) BPSS Clearance
6 4 (1.13%) MCITP
7 2 (0.56%) ISEB
7 2 (0.56%) ISTQB
7 2 (0.56%) Numerate Degree
8 1 (0.28%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (0.28%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (0.28%) OCP
8 1 (0.28%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (8.47%) QA
2 14 (3.95%) GDPR
3 4 (1.13%) Data Quality
3 4 (1.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.28%) GAAP
4 1 (0.28%) IFRS
4 1 (0.28%) PMO
4 1 (0.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 15 (4.24%) Docker
2 7 (1.98%) Apache Flume
3 4 (1.13%) Active Directory
4 3 (0.85%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (0.56%) Xen
6 1 (0.28%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.28%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.28%) vCloud
6 1 (0.28%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (0.28%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.28%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 15 (4.24%) Puppet
2 12 (3.39%) Ansible
2 12 (3.39%) Grafana
3 11 (3.11%) Graylog
3 11 (3.11%) Terraform
4 1 (0.28%) Oracle Identity Management
4 1 (0.28%) Oracle Identity Manager
4 1 (0.28%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (0.28%) vRealize
4 1 (0.28%) vRealize Orchestrator
4 1 (0.28%) WMI
Vendors
1 59 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 41 (11.58%) Oracle
3 37 (10.45%) Red Hat
4 13 (3.67%) Sitecore
5 11 (3.11%) Tableau
6 9 (2.54%) Splunk
7 7 (1.98%) Informatica
7 7 (1.98%) Talend
8 6 (1.69%) SAP
8 6 (1.69%) VMware
9 5 (1.41%) Cadence
10 4 (1.13%) Google
10 4 (1.13%) RedGate
11 2 (0.56%) IBM
11 2 (0.56%) Netezza
11 2 (0.56%) Teradata
12 1 (0.28%) Adobe
12 1 (0.28%) PeopleSoft
12 1 (0.28%) Sage
12 1 (0.28%) Sybase