Period
to 21 July 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North East 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 July 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)
England > North East
6 months to
21 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 5 10 12
Rank change year-on-year +5 +2 -1
Contract jobs citing SQL 146 156 127
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 13.67% 11.97% 9.84%
As % of the Programming Languages category 33.33% 31.08% 26.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 132 96
North East median daily rate £350 £318 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.15% -9.21% +9.38%
10th Percentile £255 £255 £253
90th Percentile £531 £511 £512
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 5
North East median hourly rate £29.87 - £42.00
10th Percentile £17.45 - £21.25
90th Percentile £42.50 - £50.20
England median hourly rate £35.00 £25.00 £39.25
% change year-on-year +40.00% -36.31% +37.72%

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 the North East with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
North East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 438 502 472
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 41.01% 38.53% 36.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 288 367 302
North East median daily rate £413 £363 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.79% +2.11% +9.23%
10th Percentile £300 £259 £282
90th Percentile £548 £525 £525
England median daily rate £480 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 8 9
North East median hourly rate £44.50 £35.00 £42.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +27.14% -16.67% +46.09%
10th Percentile £30.65 £30.48 £12.15
90th Percentile £57.20 £44.88 £49.26
England median hourly rate £44.00 £41.50 £41.50
% change year-on-year +6.02% - +10.67%

SQL
Job Vacancy Trend in the North East

Job postings citing SQL as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North East.

Job vacancy trend for SQL in the North East

SQL
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL in the North East

SQL
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL in the North East over the 6 months to 21 July 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SQL in the North East

SQL
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL in the North East

SQL
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the North East

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL in the North East over the 6 months to 21 July 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for SQL in the North East

SQL
Contract Job Locations in the North East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL within the North East region over the 6 months to 21 July 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tyne and Wear +5 99 £388 +19.60% 71
Durham +7 34 £325 +6.12% 25
Teesside - 9 £338 - 1
SQL
England

For the 6 months to 21 July 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 North East region with a requirement for SQL.

1 46 (31.51%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (26.71%) Oracle
3 37 (25.34%) Microsoft
4 36 (24.66%) Test Automation
5 33 (22.60%) SQL Server
6 30 (20.55%) .NET
7 29 (19.86%) C#
7 29 (19.86%) JavaScript
8 27 (18.49%) Selenium
8 27 (18.49%) Microsoft Azure
9 26 (17.81%) Cucumber
9 26 (17.81%) JIRA
10 24 (16.44%) Java
10 24 (16.44%) Git (software)
11 22 (15.07%) Windows
11 22 (15.07%) Scrum
12 21 (14.38%) Unix
12 21 (14.38%) Problem-Solving
13 20 (13.70%) Analytical Skills
13 20 (13.70%) Open Source
13 20 (13.70%) Jenkins
13 20 (13.70%) Migration
14 19 (13.01%) Perl
14 19 (13.01%) Software Engineering
15 18 (12.33%) TDD
15 18 (12.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 18 (12.33%) T-SQL
16 17 (11.64%) PL/SQL
16 17 (11.64%) ETL
16 17 (11.64%) Test Scripting

SQL
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North East 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 16 (10.96%) Confluence
2 8 (5.48%) IIS
3 7 (4.79%) Tomcat
4 4 (2.74%) Jetty
5 3 (2.05%) JBoss
5 3 (2.05%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 3 (2.05%) SAS
5 3 (2.05%) WebSphere
6 2 (1.37%) Apache
6 2 (1.37%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.68%) Apache Pig
7 1 (0.68%) Documentum
7 1 (0.68%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.68%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.68%) WebLogic
Applications
1 8 (5.48%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (2.74%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.68%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.37%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.68%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (0.68%) Oracle Assets
2 1 (0.68%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.68%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (0.68%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (0.68%) Oracle General Ledger
2 1 (0.68%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (0.68%) Oracle Receivables
2 1 (0.68%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 27 (18.49%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (4.79%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (4.11%) GitHub
4 5 (3.42%) Serverless
4 5 (3.42%) Slack
5 3 (2.05%) Amazon EC2
5 3 (2.05%) Amazon S3
5 3 (2.05%) Azure Functions
5 3 (2.05%) PaaS
5 3 (2.05%) Power Platform
5 3 (2.05%) SaaS
5 3 (2.05%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 2 (1.37%) AWS CloudFormation
6 2 (1.37%) AWS Lambda
6 2 (1.37%) CloudFront
7 1 (0.68%) Amazon ELB
7 1 (0.68%) BrowserStack
7 1 (0.68%) Office 365
7 1 (0.68%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 13 (8.90%) Firewall
2 3 (2.05%) Cisco ASA
2 3 (2.05%) LAN
3 1 (0.68%) Bluetooth
3 1 (0.68%) Ethernet
3 1 (0.68%) HTTP
3 1 (0.68%) Internet
3 1 (0.68%) MQTT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (22.60%) SQL Server
2 18 (12.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 13 (8.90%) Data Warehouse
4 10 (6.85%) MySQL
5 9 (6.16%) MongoDB
5 9 (6.16%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 8 (5.48%) Big Data
6 8 (5.48%) SQL Server 2012
7 7 (4.79%) Azure SQL Database
7 7 (4.79%) NoSQL
7 7 (4.79%) Oracle Database
7 7 (4.79%) PostgreSQL
7 7 (4.79%) SQL Server 2008
7 7 (4.79%) SQL Server 2016
8 6 (4.11%) DB2
8 6 (4.11%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 6 (4.11%) Oracle Reports
8 6 (4.11%) Relational Database
8 6 (4.11%) SQL Server 2014
9 5 (3.42%) Cosmos DB
Development Applications
1 27 (18.49%) Selenium
2 26 (17.81%) Cucumber
2 26 (17.81%) JIRA
3 24 (16.44%) Git (software)
4 20 (13.70%) Jenkins
5 14 (9.59%) Team Foundation Server
6 12 (8.22%) ProC
7 7 (4.79%) JUnit
7 7 (4.79%) Visual Studio
7 7 (4.79%) Visual Studio Team System
8 6 (4.11%) Gatling
8 6 (4.11%) Maven
8 6 (4.11%) Subversion
9 5 (3.42%) SoapUI
9 5 (3.42%) TeamCity
10 4 (2.74%) Jasmine
10 4 (2.74%) Mercurial
10 4 (2.74%) Octopus Deploy
11 3 (2.05%) MSTest
11 3 (2.05%) NUnit
General
1 10 (6.85%) Banking
1 10 (6.85%) Finance
2 4 (2.74%) Manufacturing
3 3 (2.05%) Publishing
4 2 (1.37%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.68%) Back Office
5 1 (0.68%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 45 (30.82%) Developer
2 25 (17.12%) Analyst
3 15 (10.27%) DBA
3 15 (10.27%) Test Analyst
4 11 (7.53%) Administrator
4 11 (7.53%) SQL DBA
5 10 (6.85%) Tester
6 9 (6.16%) SQL Developer
7 8 (5.48%) Software Engineer
8 7 (4.79%) SQL Server DBA
9 6 (4.11%) Automation Tester
9 6 (4.11%) DevOps Engineer
9 6 (4.11%) Test Engineer
10 5 (3.42%) .NET Developer
10 5 (3.42%) Azure Engineer
10 5 (3.42%) C# Developer
10 5 (3.42%) Consultant
10 5 (3.42%) QA Analyst
10 5 (3.42%) QA Test Analyst
10 5 (3.42%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (20.55%) .NET
2 15 (10.27%) AngularJS
3 11 (7.53%) REST
4 10 (6.85%) HTML
4 10 (6.85%) SOAP
5 9 (6.16%) XML
6 8 (5.48%) .NET Framework
6 8 (5.48%) ASP.NET
7 7 (4.79%) CSS
7 7 (4.79%) Node.js
7 7 (4.79%) Web Services
8 6 (4.11%) ASP.NET Web API
8 6 (4.11%) Gherkin
9 5 (3.42%) jQuery
10 4 (2.74%) Spring
10 4 (2.74%) WCF
11 3 (2.05%) JDBC
11 3 (2.05%) JMS
11 3 (2.05%) Spring Security
11 3 (2.05%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 20 (13.70%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (4.79%) Replication
3 5 (3.42%) Management Information System
4 3 (2.05%) Clustering
4 3 (2.05%) Greenfield Project
4 3 (2.05%) Mashup
5 2 (1.37%) Credit Risk
5 2 (1.37%) User Experience
6 1 (0.68%) Algorithms
6 1 (0.68%) CMDB
6 1 (0.68%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.68%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.68%) Reinsurance
6 1 (0.68%) RIA
6 1 (0.68%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 22 (15.07%) Windows
2 21 (14.38%) Unix
3 14 (9.59%) Linux
4 12 (8.22%) Solaris
5 6 (4.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (2.74%) CentOS
6 4 (2.74%) Windows Server
7 2 (1.37%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.68%) Debian
8 1 (0.68%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (31.51%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (24.66%) Test Automation
3 22 (15.07%) Scrum
4 21 (14.38%) Problem-Solving
5 20 (13.70%) Migration
5 20 (13.70%) Open Source
6 19 (13.01%) Software Engineering
7 18 (12.33%) TDD
8 17 (11.64%) ETL
8 17 (11.64%) Test Scripting
9 13 (8.90%) BDD
10 12 (8.22%) Business Intelligence
10 12 (8.22%) Performance Tuning
11 11 (7.53%) Analytics
11 11 (7.53%) Continuous Integration
12 10 (6.85%) DevOps
13 9 (6.16%) Change Management
13 9 (6.16%) Data Migration
13 9 (6.16%) SDLC
14 8 (5.48%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 29 (19.86%) C#
1 29 (19.86%) JavaScript
2 24 (16.44%) Java
3 19 (13.01%) Perl
4 18 (12.33%) T-SQL
5 17 (11.64%) PL/SQL
6 12 (8.22%) C
6 12 (8.22%) Korn
7 8 (5.48%) PowerShell
8 7 (4.79%) Python
9 5 (3.42%) C++
10 4 (2.74%) Bash Shell
11 3 (2.05%) VB
12 2 (1.37%) Shell Script
12 2 (1.37%) VBA
13 1 (0.68%) Apex Code
13 1 (0.68%) C++/CLI
13 1 (0.68%) SOQL
13 1 (0.68%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 14 (9.59%) ISTQB
2 13 (8.90%) Security Cleared
3 12 (8.22%) ISEB
4 11 (7.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 8 (5.48%) Microsoft Certification
6 6 (4.11%) MCITP
7 5 (3.42%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 4 (2.74%) Degree
8 4 (2.74%) Master's Degree
9 3 (2.05%) SC Cleared
10 2 (1.37%) BPSS Clearance
11 1 (0.68%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 1 (0.68%) MCDBA
11 1 (0.68%) MCSA
11 1 (0.68%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (8.90%) QA
2 3 (2.05%) Data Quality
3 2 (1.37%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (4.11%) Virtual Machines
2 5 (3.42%) Active Directory
2 5 (3.42%) Hyper-V
3 4 (2.74%) Docker
4 3 (2.05%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (1.37%) Apache Flume
5 2 (1.37%) HDFS
5 2 (1.37%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 5 (3.42%) Microsoft Clustering
2 4 (2.74%) Ansible
2 4 (2.74%) Terraform
3 3 (2.05%) Failover Clustering
3 3 (2.05%) Grafana
3 3 (2.05%) Packer
3 3 (2.05%) Puppet
4 2 (1.37%) Consul
4 2 (1.37%) HAProxy
4 2 (1.37%) Rundeck
4 2 (1.37%) SCCM
4 2 (1.37%) SCOM
4 2 (1.37%) ZABBIX
5 1 (0.68%) Kubernetes
5 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 1 (0.68%) Nagios
5 1 (0.68%) Opsview
5 1 (0.68%) Prometheus
5 1 (0.68%) SCDPM
5 1 (0.68%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 39 (26.71%) Oracle
2 37 (25.34%) Microsoft
3 6 (4.11%) Guidewire
4 4 (2.74%) Red Hat
4 4 (2.74%) Wonderware
5 3 (2.05%) Cisco
5 3 (2.05%) VMware
6 2 (1.37%) Informatica
6 2 (1.37%) RedGate
6 2 (1.37%) SAP
7 1 (0.68%) AppDynamics
7 1 (0.68%) Black Duck
7 1 (0.68%) Cloudera
7 1 (0.68%) Cognos
7 1 (0.68%) Google
7 1 (0.68%) iManage
7 1 (0.68%) Pega
7 1 (0.68%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.68%) ServiceNow
7 1 (0.68%) Twitter