Period
to 18 September 2018

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 18 September 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)
England > North East
6 months to
18 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 8 10 12
Rank change year-on-year +2 +2 -2
Contract jobs citing SQL 146 143 459
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 11.93% 11.55% 16.08%
As % of the Programming Languages category 30.04% 35.40% 42.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 108 118 304
North East median daily rate £333 £370 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.14% +13.85% -12.16%
10th Percentile £255 £250 £235
90th Percentile £600 £615 £500
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 31
North East median hourly rate - £45.00 £28.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +57.89% -23.49%
England median hourly rate £27.50 £28.35 £29.88
% change year-on-year -2.98% -5.14% +14.92%

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 486 404 1,075
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 39.71% 32.63% 37.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 335 256 708
North East median daily rate £377 £364 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.64% +6.99% -8.72%
10th Percentile £263 £272 £256
90th Percentile £541 £525 £500
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 13 45
North East median hourly rate £33.00 £45.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -26.67% +38.46% +28.79%
10th Percentile £28.00 £24.30 £18.35
90th Percentile £41.25 £51.00 £36.74
England median hourly rate £42.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +5.00% +6.67% +2.74%

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 18 September 2018.

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
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 18 September 2018. 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 +2 128 £325 -13.33% 57
Durham -12 15 £342 +0.59% 14
SQL
England

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 North East region with a requirement for SQL.

1 63 (43.15%) Agile Software Development
2 61 (41.78%) SQL Server
3 54 (36.99%) Microsoft
4 50 (34.25%) Linux
5 45 (30.82%) TDD
6 44 (30.14%) C#
7 43 (29.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 40 (27.40%) Scrum
9 38 (26.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 37 (25.34%) T-SQL
10 37 (25.34%) .NET
11 36 (24.66%) Windows
12 35 (23.97%) MVC
13 34 (23.29%) ASP.NET
13 34 (23.29%) BDD
14 33 (22.60%) Problem-Solving
15 31 (21.23%) Security Cleared
15 31 (21.23%) Java
16 30 (20.55%) JavaScript
17 28 (19.18%) Oracle
17 28 (19.18%) Analytical Skills
18 26 (17.81%) HTML
19 25 (17.12%) Git (software)
20 24 (16.44%) XML
21 22 (15.07%) Microsoft Azure
21 22 (15.07%) ASP.NET MVC
22 20 (13.70%) Microservices
22 20 (13.70%) Finance
22 20 (13.70%) CSS
23 19 (13.01%) Python

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 8 (5.48%) MS Exchange
2 6 (4.11%) Tuxedo
3 5 (3.42%) Oracle Workflow
3 5 (3.42%) SAS
3 5 (3.42%) WebLogic
4 4 (2.74%) Confluence
4 4 (2.74%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 4 (2.74%) SharePoint
4 4 (2.74%) TPMS
5 3 (2.05%) CICS
5 3 (2.05%) Jetty
5 3 (2.05%) WildFly
6 2 (1.37%) FileNet
6 2 (1.37%) JBoss
6 2 (1.37%) Tomcat
6 2 (1.37%) WebSphere
6 2 (1.37%) WebSphere Application Server
7 1 (0.68%) Apache
7 1 (0.68%) IIS
7 1 (0.68%) nginx
Applications
1 5 (3.42%) Microsoft Excel
1 5 (3.42%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 4 (2.74%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (2.05%) Oracle EBS R12
3 2 (1.37%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
3 2 (1.37%) Maximo
3 2 (1.37%) Oracle iProcurement
4 1 (0.68%) Line 500
4 1 (0.68%) Oracle Cash Management
4 1 (0.68%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.68%) Oracle Receivables
4 1 (0.68%) Sage 200
4 1 (0.68%) Sage 300 ERP
Cloud Services
1 22 (15.07%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (8.90%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (2.74%) Google Cloud Platform
3 4 (2.74%) iPaaS
4 3 (2.05%) Azure Functions
4 3 (2.05%) Serverless
5 2 (1.37%) BrowserStack
5 2 (1.37%) IaaS
5 2 (1.37%) Office 365
5 2 (1.37%) PaaS
5 2 (1.37%) SaaS
5 2 (1.37%) Slack
6 1 (0.68%) Amazon EMR
6 1 (0.68%) AWS Data Pipeline
6 1 (0.68%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.68%) DigitalOcean
6 1 (0.68%) Dynamics 365
6 1 (0.68%) GitHub
6 1 (0.68%) Linode
6 1 (0.68%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 9 (6.16%) DHCP
1 9 (6.16%) DNS
1 9 (6.16%) Firewall
2 5 (3.42%) HTTP
2 5 (3.42%) LAN
3 4 (2.74%) HTTPS
3 4 (2.74%) iSCSI
3 4 (2.74%) NAS
3 4 (2.74%) SAN
3 4 (2.74%) SMS
3 4 (2.74%) WAN
4 3 (2.05%) Internet
5 2 (1.37%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (1.37%) FTP
5 2 (1.37%) Intrusion Detection
5 2 (1.37%) Network Security
5 2 (1.37%) SSL
6 1 (0.68%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 61 (41.78%) SQL Server
2 43 (29.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 38 (26.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 18 (12.33%) PostgreSQL
5 12 (8.22%) Data Warehouse
6 10 (6.85%) NoSQL
7 9 (6.16%) Relational Database
8 8 (5.48%) MongoDB
9 6 (4.11%) Azure SQL Database
9 6 (4.11%) Big Data
9 6 (4.11%) MySQL
10 5 (3.42%) OLTP
10 5 (3.42%) Oracle Database
10 5 (3.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 4 (2.74%) RDBMS
12 3 (2.05%) DB2
12 3 (2.05%) Oracle BI EE
12 3 (2.05%) Oracle Database 11g
12 3 (2.05%) Oracle ODI
13 2 (1.37%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 25 (17.12%) Git (software)
2 18 (12.33%) SpecFlow
3 15 (10.27%) Jenkins
4 13 (8.90%) JIRA
5 10 (6.85%) JUnit
6 9 (6.16%) Visual Studio Team System
7 8 (5.48%) Jasmine
7 8 (5.48%) Selenium
8 5 (3.42%) Team Foundation Server
9 4 (2.74%) GitLab
9 4 (2.74%) Gradle
9 4 (2.74%) gulp
9 4 (2.74%) Karma Test Runner
9 4 (2.74%) MSTest
9 4 (2.74%) NUnit
10 3 (2.05%) Artifactory
10 3 (2.05%) Cucumber
10 3 (2.05%) Hamcrest
10 3 (2.05%) JMeter
10 3 (2.05%) Subversion
General
1 20 (13.70%) Finance
2 17 (11.64%) Banking
3 5 (3.42%) Financial Institution
3 5 (3.42%) Retail Banking
4 3 (2.05%) Manufacturing
4 3 (2.05%) Retail
5 1 (0.68%) Advertising
5 1 (0.68%) General Ledger
5 1 (0.68%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 88 (60.27%) Developer
2 23 (15.75%) C# Developer
3 20 (13.70%) Java Developer
4 16 (10.96%) SQL Developer
5 13 (8.90%) .NET Developer
6 12 (8.22%) Analyst
7 9 (6.16%) C# .NET Developer
7 9 (6.16%) Full Stack Developer
8 7 (4.79%) ASP.NET Developer
8 7 (4.79%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 7 (4.79%) Oracle Developer
9 6 (4.11%) Automation Engineer
9 6 (4.11%) Mobility Engineer
10 5 (3.42%) Architect
10 5 (3.42%) DevOps Engineer
10 5 (3.42%) Senior Analyst
11 4 (2.74%) Business Intelligence Analyst
11 4 (2.74%) Senior DevOps
12 3 (2.05%) Azure DevOps
12 3 (2.05%) Azure DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (25.34%) .NET
2 34 (23.29%) ASP.NET
3 26 (17.81%) HTML
4 24 (16.44%) XML
5 22 (15.07%) ASP.NET MVC
6 20 (13.70%) CSS
7 16 (10.96%) AngularJS
7 16 (10.96%) Web Services
8 13 (8.90%) Node.js
9 12 (8.22%) J2EE
9 12 (8.22%) Middleware
9 12 (8.22%) RESTful
10 11 (7.53%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 9 (6.16%) jQuery
11 9 (6.16%) XML Schema
12 8 (5.48%) .NET Framework
12 8 (5.48%) ASP.NET Web API
12 8 (5.48%) HTML5
13 7 (4.79%) ASP.NET Core
13 7 (4.79%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 28 (19.18%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (6.85%) User Experience
3 8 (5.48%) PKI
4 7 (4.79%) N-Tier
5 6 (4.11%) Algorithms
5 6 (4.11%) Computer Science
6 5 (3.42%) Credit Risk
7 4 (2.74%) Reinsurance
8 3 (2.05%) Greenfield Project
8 3 (2.05%) IBM Mainframe
8 3 (2.05%) Mainframe
9 2 (1.37%) Analytical Mindset
9 2 (1.37%) Data Centre
9 2 (1.37%) DataPower
9 2 (1.37%) Private Cloud
9 2 (1.37%) Public Cloud
9 2 (1.37%) Social Media
10 1 (0.68%) Clustering
10 1 (0.68%) Data Structures
10 1 (0.68%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 50 (34.25%) Linux
2 36 (24.66%) Windows
3 14 (9.59%) Windows Server
4 10 (6.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 9 (6.16%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (5.48%) Android
6 8 (5.48%) Apple iOS
6 8 (5.48%) Windows Phone
6 8 (5.48%) Windows Phone 8
6 8 (5.48%) Windows Server 2003
7 7 (4.79%) Unix
7 7 (4.79%) VME
8 5 (3.42%) AIX
8 5 (3.42%) CentOS
9 4 (2.74%) Debian
10 1 (0.68%) HPUX
10 1 (0.68%) Solaris
10 1 (0.68%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.68%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.68%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (43.15%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (30.82%) TDD
3 40 (27.40%) Scrum
4 35 (23.97%) MVC
5 34 (23.29%) BDD
6 33 (22.60%) Problem-Solving
7 20 (13.70%) Microservices
8 17 (11.64%) Business Intelligence
8 17 (11.64%) ITIL
9 12 (8.22%) Continuous Deployment
9 12 (8.22%) Continuous Integration
9 12 (8.22%) DevOps
10 10 (6.85%) Analytics
10 10 (6.85%) Front End Development
10 10 (6.85%) OO
10 10 (6.85%) SDLC
11 9 (6.16%) API Development
11 9 (6.16%) ETL
11 9 (6.16%) Kanban
12 8 (5.48%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 44 (30.14%) C#
2 37 (25.34%) T-SQL
3 31 (21.23%) Java
4 30 (20.55%) JavaScript
5 19 (13.01%) Python
5 19 (13.01%) Shell Script
6 7 (4.79%) PowerShell
7 6 (4.11%) Bash Shell
7 6 (4.11%) COBOL
8 5 (3.42%) C++
8 5 (3.42%) Perl
8 5 (3.42%) PL/SQL
8 5 (3.42%) R
9 4 (2.74%) Java 8
10 3 (2.05%) Ruby
10 3 (2.05%) TypeScript
10 3 (2.05%) VB
11 2 (1.37%) PHP
11 2 (1.37%) VB.NET
11 2 (1.37%) VB6
Qualifications
1 31 (21.23%) Security Cleared
2 19 (13.01%) Degree
3 18 (12.33%) SC Cleared
4 7 (4.79%) BPSS Clearance
5 6 (4.11%) Master's Degree
6 5 (3.42%) Citrix Certification
6 5 (3.42%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (2.05%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.68%) CCNA
8 1 (0.68%) CCNP
8 1 (0.68%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.68%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (0.68%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.11%) QA
2 5 (3.42%) Disclosure Scotland
2 5 (3.42%) IFRS
2 5 (3.42%) IFRS 9
3 4 (2.74%) GCP
4 1 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 15 (10.27%) Active Directory
2 9 (6.16%) Docker
3 3 (2.05%) Hyper-V
4 2 (1.37%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.68%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.68%) VirtualBox
5 1 (0.68%) Xen
Systems Management
1 8 (5.48%) AirWatch
1 8 (5.48%) Opscode Chef
1 8 (5.48%) Puppet
1 8 (5.48%) SAP Afaria
1 8 (5.48%) XenMobile
2 6 (4.11%) Ansible
2 6 (4.11%) HP Operations Orchestration
3 5 (3.42%) Kubernetes
4 4 (2.74%) Matomo
4 4 (2.74%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 4 (2.74%) Terraform
5 3 (2.05%) Microsoft Clustering
6 2 (1.37%) Failover Clustering
6 2 (1.37%) Forum Sentry
6 2 (1.37%) HP ALM
6 2 (1.37%) Nagios
6 2 (1.37%) ZABBIX
7 1 (0.68%) HAProxy
7 1 (0.68%) HP SIM
7 1 (0.68%) OpenNMS
Vendors
1 54 (36.99%) Microsoft
2 28 (19.18%) Oracle
3 11 (7.53%) HP
4 10 (6.85%) Citrix
5 9 (6.16%) Red Hat
6 8 (5.48%) Apple
6 8 (5.48%) IBM
6 8 (5.48%) McAfee
6 8 (5.48%) SAP
7 6 (4.11%) Micro Focus
8 5 (3.42%) Google
9 4 (2.74%) Cisco
9 4 (2.74%) Siebel
10 2 (1.37%) Axway
10 2 (1.37%) Dell
10 2 (1.37%) EMC
10 2 (1.37%) Informatica
10 2 (1.37%) MuleSoft
10 2 (1.37%) Sage
10 2 (1.37%) Sun