Period
to 16 November 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 16 November 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
16 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 8 8 9
Rank change year-on-year 0 +1 0
Contract jobs citing SQL 160 156 456
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 12.50% 12.56% 16.20%
As % of the Programming Languages category 32.45% 38.61% 42.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 119 138 334
North East median daily rate £375 £400 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +21.21% -5.71%
10th Percentile £257 £263 £240
90th Percentile £538 £615 £499
England median daily rate £450 £435 £400
% change year-on-year +3.45% +8.75% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 23
North East median hourly rate £16.00 £45.00 £28.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -64.44% +57.89% -22.97%
England median hourly rate £28.52 £28.81 £28.00
% change year-on-year -1.01% +2.89% +0.79%

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 493 404 1,075
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 38.52% 32.53% 38.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 348 266 744
North East median daily rate £400 £378 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.96% +7.86% -6.67%
10th Percentile £285 £275 £256
90th Percentile £550 £538 £501
England median daily rate £475 £451 £425
% change year-on-year +5.32% +6.12% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 14 37
North East median hourly rate £43.50 £45.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.33% +38.46% +62.50%
10th Percentile £24.60 £23.70 £24.00
90th Percentile £48.75 £49.35 £39.40
England median hourly rate £42.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +5.00% +6.67% +1.35%

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 16 November 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 16 November 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 +1 136 £375 -11.76% 67
Durham -12 15 £400 +17.65% 16
SQL
England

For the 6 months to 16 November 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 66 (41.25%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (29.38%) SQL Server
3 44 (27.50%) JavaScript
4 42 (26.25%) Microsoft
5 37 (23.13%) Java
5 37 (23.13%) Linux
5 37 (23.13%) TDD
5 37 (23.13%) Problem-Solving
6 33 (20.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 33 (20.63%) Git (software)
7 30 (18.75%) Security Cleared
7 30 (18.75%) Oracle
7 30 (18.75%) C#
8 29 (18.13%) XML
9 28 (17.50%) HTML
9 28 (17.50%) Windows
10 27 (16.88%) JIRA
10 27 (16.88%) BDD
11 26 (16.25%) Scrum
12 25 (15.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 25 (15.63%) Microsoft Azure
12 25 (15.63%) Microservices
13 24 (15.00%) Analytical Skills
14 23 (14.38%) T-SQL
14 23 (14.38%) CSS
15 21 (13.13%) PostgreSQL
15 21 (13.13%) .NET
16 20 (12.50%) Python
16 20 (12.50%) HP
16 20 (12.50%) Test Automation

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 14 (8.75%) Confluence
2 8 (5.00%) WebLogic
3 7 (4.38%) SAS
4 6 (3.75%) SharePoint
5 5 (3.13%) JBoss
5 5 (3.13%) WebSphere
6 4 (2.50%) MS Exchange
6 4 (2.50%) Oracle Workflow
6 4 (2.50%) Tomcat
7 3 (1.88%) Apache
7 3 (1.88%) CICS
7 3 (1.88%) Elasticsearch
7 3 (1.88%) FileNet
7 3 (1.88%) Jetty
7 3 (1.88%) nginx
7 3 (1.88%) WildFly
8 2 (1.25%) WebSphere Application Server
9 1 (0.63%) Apache Spark
9 1 (0.63%) CMS
9 1 (0.63%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 5 (3.13%) Microsoft Excel
1 5 (3.13%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 2 (1.25%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 1 (0.63%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.63%) Line 500
2 1 (0.63%) Oracle Cash Management
2 1 (0.63%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.63%) Oracle iProcurement
2 1 (0.63%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (0.63%) Oracle Receivables
2 1 (0.63%) Sage 200
2 1 (0.63%) Sage 300 ERP
Cloud Services
1 25 (15.63%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (7.50%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (5.00%) GitHub
4 4 (2.50%) Google Cloud Platform
4 4 (2.50%) iPaaS
5 3 (1.88%) Azure Functions
5 3 (1.88%) Dynamics 365
5 3 (1.88%) Google Analytics
5 3 (1.88%) IaaS
5 3 (1.88%) Office 365
5 3 (1.88%) PaaS
5 3 (1.88%) SaaS
5 3 (1.88%) Serverless
5 3 (1.88%) Slack
6 2 (1.25%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.63%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.63%) Boomi
7 1 (0.63%) BrowserStack
Communications & Networking
1 13 (8.13%) Firewall
2 10 (6.25%) HTTP
3 6 (3.75%) HTTPS
3 6 (3.75%) iSCSI
3 6 (3.75%) LAN
3 6 (3.75%) NAS
3 6 (3.75%) SAN
4 5 (3.13%) SSL
5 4 (2.50%) DHCP
5 4 (2.50%) DNS
6 3 (1.88%) Cisco ASA
6 3 (1.88%) Internet
6 3 (1.88%) TCP/IP
6 3 (1.88%) WAN
7 2 (1.25%) FTP
7 2 (1.25%) Intrusion Detection
7 2 (1.25%) Network Security
7 2 (1.25%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (29.38%) SQL Server
2 33 (20.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 25 (15.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 21 (13.13%) PostgreSQL
5 19 (11.88%) Data Warehouse
5 19 (11.88%) NoSQL
6 14 (8.75%) MongoDB
7 8 (5.00%) Big Data
8 7 (4.38%) Azure SQL Database
8 7 (4.38%) Relational Database
9 6 (3.75%) MySQL
10 5 (3.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 4 (2.50%) DB2
12 3 (1.88%) Oracle BI EE
12 3 (1.88%) Oracle ODI
12 3 (1.88%) Oracle Reports
12 3 (1.88%) Power BI
12 3 (1.88%) RDBMS
12 3 (1.88%) Sqoop
13 2 (1.25%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 33 (20.63%) Git (software)
2 27 (16.88%) JIRA
3 19 (11.88%) Jenkins
3 19 (11.88%) Selenium
4 18 (11.25%) Cucumber
5 16 (10.00%) JUnit
6 10 (6.25%) Visual Studio Team System
7 9 (5.63%) Jasmine
8 8 (5.00%) Gatling
9 7 (4.38%) gulp
9 7 (4.38%) Karma Test Runner
10 5 (3.13%) GitLab
11 4 (2.50%) Eclipse
11 4 (2.50%) Maven
11 4 (2.50%) MSTest
11 4 (2.50%) NUnit
11 4 (2.50%) SpecFlow
11 4 (2.50%) Team Foundation Server
12 3 (1.88%) JMeter
12 3 (1.88%) Subversion
General
1 16 (10.00%) Finance
2 6 (3.75%) Banking
3 5 (3.13%) Financial Institution
3 5 (3.13%) Retail
4 4 (2.50%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.63%) Advertising
5 1 (0.63%) General Ledger
5 1 (0.63%) Retail Banking
5 1 (0.63%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 76 (47.50%) Developer
2 22 (13.75%) Analyst
2 22 (13.75%) Java Developer
3 16 (10.00%) SQL Developer
4 13 (8.13%) Automation Engineer
5 10 (6.25%) Full Stack Developer
6 7 (4.38%) .NET Developer
6 7 (4.38%) C# Developer
6 7 (4.38%) Data Engineer
7 6 (3.75%) Oracle Developer
7 6 (3.75%) Senior Analyst
7 6 (3.75%) Software Developer
7 6 (3.75%) Test Analyst
8 5 (3.13%) Data Analyst
8 5 (3.13%) DevOps Engineer
9 4 (2.50%) Architect
9 4 (2.50%) Azure Engineer
9 4 (2.50%) Business Intelligence Analyst
9 4 (2.50%) Senior DevOps
9 4 (2.50%) Systems Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (18.13%) XML
2 28 (17.50%) HTML
3 23 (14.38%) CSS
4 21 (13.13%) .NET
5 19 (11.88%) Node.js
6 18 (11.25%) Middleware
7 17 (10.63%) ASP.NET
7 17 (10.63%) Web Services
8 16 (10.00%) AngularJS
8 16 (10.00%) J2EE
9 13 (8.13%) REST
9 13 (8.13%) Spring
10 11 (6.88%) HTML5
10 11 (6.88%) jQuery
11 9 (5.63%) JSON
11 9 (5.63%) RESTful
12 8 (5.00%) CSS3
12 8 (5.00%) JDBC
12 8 (5.00%) SOAP
12 8 (5.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 24 (15.00%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (5.00%) User Experience
3 7 (4.38%) N-Tier
4 5 (3.13%) Computer Science
4 5 (3.13%) Credit Risk
4 5 (3.13%) Public Cloud
5 4 (2.50%) Algorithms
5 4 (2.50%) PKI
5 4 (2.50%) Reinsurance
6 3 (1.88%) Analytical Mindset
6 3 (1.88%) Greenfield Project
6 3 (1.88%) IBM Mainframe
6 3 (1.88%) Linux Command Line
6 3 (1.88%) Mainframe
7 2 (1.25%) DataPower
7 2 (1.25%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.25%) Private Cloud
8 1 (0.63%) Clustering
8 1 (0.63%) Data Centre
8 1 (0.63%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 37 (23.13%) Linux
2 28 (17.50%) Windows
3 14 (8.75%) Unix
4 11 (6.88%) Windows Server
5 10 (6.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (2.50%) AIX
6 4 (2.50%) Android
6 4 (2.50%) Apple iOS
6 4 (2.50%) CentOS
6 4 (2.50%) Debian
6 4 (2.50%) Windows Phone
6 4 (2.50%) Windows Phone 8
6 4 (2.50%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (2.50%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (1.88%) Ubuntu
8 2 (1.25%) VME
9 1 (0.63%) MVS
9 1 (0.63%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.63%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.63%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (41.25%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (23.13%) Problem-Solving
2 37 (23.13%) TDD
3 27 (16.88%) BDD
4 26 (16.25%) Scrum
5 25 (15.63%) Microservices
6 20 (12.50%) Test Automation
7 19 (11.88%) ITIL
8 18 (11.25%) MVC
9 17 (10.63%) Business Intelligence
9 17 (10.63%) Continuous Integration
9 17 (10.63%) DevOps
9 17 (10.63%) ITSM
9 17 (10.63%) OO
10 16 (10.00%) Open Source
11 15 (9.38%) Runbook
12 14 (8.75%) Analytics
13 12 (7.50%) SDLC
14 10 (6.25%) Continuous Deployment
14 10 (6.25%) Customer Requirements
Programming Languages
1 44 (27.50%) JavaScript
2 37 (23.13%) Java
3 30 (18.75%) C#
4 23 (14.38%) T-SQL
5 20 (12.50%) Python
6 15 (9.38%) Shell Script
7 9 (5.63%) R
8 8 (5.00%) Perl
9 7 (4.38%) Bash Shell
9 7 (4.38%) PowerShell
10 6 (3.75%) PL/SQL
11 5 (3.13%) C++
11 5 (3.13%) Java 8
12 4 (2.50%) Groovy
12 4 (2.50%) Ruby
12 4 (2.50%) Scala
12 4 (2.50%) XPath
13 3 (1.88%) Haskell
13 3 (1.88%) XQuery
14 2 (1.25%) VB
Qualifications
1 30 (18.75%) Security Cleared
2 18 (11.25%) SC Cleared
3 13 (8.13%) Degree
4 6 (3.75%) Master's Degree
5 5 (3.13%) DV Cleared
5 5 (3.13%) ISEB
5 5 (3.13%) ISTQB
5 5 (3.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 4 (2.50%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (1.88%) BPSS Clearance
7 3 (1.88%) Citrix Certification
7 3 (1.88%) DBS Check
8 1 (0.63%) CCNA
8 1 (0.63%) CCNP
8 1 (0.63%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.63%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 1 (0.63%) MBA
8 1 (0.63%) MCP
8 1 (0.63%) MCSA
8 1 (0.63%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (8.75%) QA
2 5 (3.13%) IFRS
2 5 (3.13%) IFRS 9
3 2 (1.25%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 1 (0.63%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.63%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.63%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (10.00%) Active Directory
2 14 (8.75%) Docker
3 3 (1.88%) Apache Flume
3 3 (1.88%) HDFS
3 3 (1.88%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.63%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.63%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.63%) VMware NSX
4 1 (0.63%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 14 (8.75%) HP Operations Orchestration
2 9 (5.63%) Puppet
3 7 (4.38%) Kubernetes
4 6 (3.75%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (3.13%) Ansible
5 5 (3.13%) Terraform
6 4 (2.50%) AirWatch
6 4 (2.50%) Matomo
6 4 (2.50%) SAP Afaria
6 4 (2.50%) XenMobile
7 3 (1.88%) Failover Clustering
7 3 (1.88%) Grafana
7 3 (1.88%) Kibana
7 3 (1.88%) Microsoft Clustering
8 2 (1.25%) Forum Sentry
8 2 (1.25%) HP ALM
9 1 (0.63%) HP SIM
9 1 (0.63%) SCCM
9 1 (0.63%) vCenter Server
9 1 (0.63%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 42 (26.25%) Microsoft
2 30 (18.75%) Oracle
3 20 (12.50%) HP
4 8 (5.00%) Google
4 8 (5.00%) Red Hat
5 6 (3.75%) Citrix
6 5 (3.13%) IBM
6 5 (3.13%) SAP
7 4 (2.50%) Apple
7 4 (2.50%) Cisco
7 4 (2.50%) McAfee
7 4 (2.50%) Siebel
7 4 (2.50%) Tableau
8 3 (1.88%) Adobe
8 3 (1.88%) Cloudera
8 3 (1.88%) Hortonworks
8 3 (1.88%) Informatica
8 3 (1.88%) webMethods
9 2 (1.25%) Sage
9 2 (1.25%) Sun