Period
to 19 November 2017

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 19 November 2017 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
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 8 9 9
Rank change year-on-year +1 0 -6
Contract jobs citing SQL 155 440 248
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 12.75% 16.16% 12.35%
As % of the Programming Languages category 38.65% 42.47% 35.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 138 322 195
North East median daily rate £400 £340 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.65% -2.86% +5.40%
10th Percentile £263 £240 £259
90th Percentile £615 £500 £563
England median daily rate £438 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +9.38% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 23 9
North East median hourly rate £45.00 £28.50 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +57.89% -22.97% +34.55%
10th Percentile £21.00 £21.50 £16.90
90th Percentile £48.66 £50.20 £43.40
England median hourly rate £28.00 £28.50 £28.00
% change year-on-year -1.75% +1.79% +12.00%

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 401 1036 699
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 32.98% 38.06% 34.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 266 718 469
North East median daily rate £380 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.57% -6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £275 £256 £258
90th Percentile £538 £506 £560
England median daily rate £460 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +8.24% +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 36 19
North East median hourly rate £45.00 £30.75 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +46.34% +53.75% +31.15%
10th Percentile £23.70 £23.38 £12.10
90th Percentile £49.35 £40.00 £39.60
England median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +25.00%

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 19 November 2017.

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 19 November 2017.

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 19 November 2017. 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 +2 124 £425 +28.79% 15
Durham -4 18 £340 -12.54% 1
SQL
England

For the 6 months to 19 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SQL also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North East region with a requirement for SQL.

1 74 (47.74%) Oracle
2 52 (33.55%) Unix
3 47 (30.32%) Linux
4 46 (29.68%) Windows
5 45 (29.03%) SQL Server
6 42 (27.10%) Microsoft
7 40 (25.81%) PL/SQL
8 35 (22.58%) Java
9 34 (21.94%) WebLogic
9 34 (21.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 32 (20.65%) JavaScript
11 31 (20.00%) XML
12 30 (19.35%) Active Directory
12 30 (19.35%) Red Hat
12 30 (19.35%) Agile Software Development
12 30 (19.35%) Security Cleared
13 27 (17.42%) DevOps
13 27 (17.42%) Shell Script
14 26 (16.77%) Perl
14 26 (16.77%) LDAP
15 25 (16.13%) JBoss
16 24 (15.48%) DNS
17 22 (14.19%) OO
17 22 (14.19%) Windows XP
17 22 (14.19%) C#
17 22 (14.19%) Finance
18 21 (13.55%) Data Warehouse
18 21 (13.55%) NFS
18 21 (13.55%) OpenLDAP
19 20 (12.90%) SC Cleared

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 34 (21.94%) WebLogic
2 25 (16.13%) JBoss
3 12 (7.74%) Tomcat
4 10 (6.45%) IIS
5 9 (5.81%) Apache ServiceMix
6 8 (5.16%) SAS
6 8 (5.16%) SharePoint
6 8 (5.16%) WebSphere
7 6 (3.87%) Confluence
8 5 (3.23%) Oracle Workflow
8 5 (3.23%) WebSphere Application Server
9 4 (2.58%) CMS
9 4 (2.58%) FileNet
10 3 (1.94%) Apache
10 3 (1.94%) Tuxedo
11 2 (1.29%) Apache Spark
11 2 (1.29%) Drupal
11 2 (1.29%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 1 (0.65%) NServiceBus
12 1 (0.65%) OpenStack
Applications
1 6 (3.87%) MS Visio
2 4 (2.58%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (1.94%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (3.23%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 4 (2.58%) Dynamics GP
3 3 (1.94%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (1.94%) Maximo
3 3 (1.94%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (1.29%) Unit4 Business World
5 1 (0.65%) iTrent
5 1 (0.65%) OpenText Process Suite
5 1 (0.65%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.65%) Oracle Utilities
Cloud Services
1 7 (4.52%) Slack
2 6 (3.87%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (3.23%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (1.94%) Amazon EC2
4 3 (1.94%) AWS Lambda
4 3 (1.94%) IaaS
4 3 (1.94%) PaaS
4 3 (1.94%) Serverless
5 2 (1.29%) Boomi
5 2 (1.29%) Trello
6 1 (0.65%) DigitalOcean
6 1 (0.65%) Linode
Communications & Networking
1 26 (16.77%) LDAP
2 24 (15.48%) DNS
3 21 (13.55%) OpenLDAP
4 20 (12.90%) Firewall
4 20 (12.90%) SSH
5 5 (3.23%) Intrusion Detection
5 5 (3.23%) Network Security
5 5 (3.23%) SSL
6 3 (1.94%) SAN
6 3 (1.94%) VPN
7 2 (1.29%) DHCP
7 2 (1.29%) NAS
7 2 (1.29%) SMS
7 2 (1.29%) TCP/IP
7 2 (1.29%) WAN
8 1 (0.65%) Internet
8 1 (0.65%) LAN
8 1 (0.65%) Modbus
8 1 (0.65%) Remote Desktop
8 1 (0.65%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (29.03%) SQL Server
2 21 (13.55%) Data Warehouse
3 20 (12.90%) Oracle Database
4 18 (11.61%) PostgreSQL
5 17 (10.97%) MongoDB
6 16 (10.32%) BusinessObjects
7 14 (9.03%) Big Data
7 14 (9.03%) MySQL
8 12 (7.74%) NoSQL
8 12 (7.74%) Relational Database
9 10 (6.45%) InterSystems Cache
10 8 (5.16%) Apache Hive
10 8 (5.16%) HBase
10 8 (5.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 7 (4.52%) Oracle Reports
12 6 (3.87%) Data Lake
12 6 (3.87%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
12 6 (3.87%) Hadoop
12 6 (3.87%) Pentaho
13 5 (3.23%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 13 (8.39%) Git (software)
2 8 (5.16%) Jenkins
3 7 (4.52%) JIRA
4 6 (3.87%) ERwin
4 6 (3.87%) MSI
5 5 (3.23%) LoadRunner
6 4 (2.58%) Cucumber
6 4 (2.58%) Firebug
6 4 (2.58%) Gradle
6 4 (2.58%) Hamcrest
6 4 (2.58%) JUnit
6 4 (2.58%) Selenium
6 4 (2.58%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 4 (2.58%) Subversion
7 3 (1.94%) Selenium IDE
7 3 (1.94%) SoapUI
7 3 (1.94%) Toad
7 3 (1.94%) Visual Studio
7 3 (1.94%) WebDriver
8 2 (1.29%) Oracle Forms
General
1 22 (14.19%) Finance
2 3 (1.94%) General Ledger
2 3 (1.94%) Manufacturing
3 1 (0.65%) Advertising
3 1 (0.65%) Billing
3 1 (0.65%) Electronics
3 1 (0.65%) Marketing
3 1 (0.65%) Publishing
3 1 (0.65%) Retail
3 1 (0.65%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 43 (27.74%) Developer
2 17 (10.97%) DBA
3 15 (9.68%) DevOps Engineer
4 14 (9.03%) Analyst
4 14 (9.03%) Java Developer
5 12 (7.74%) Support Engineer
6 10 (6.45%) Cloud Engineer
6 10 (6.45%) Consultant
7 9 (5.81%) Architect
7 9 (5.81%) Oracle DBA
8 8 (5.16%) Data Architect
8 8 (5.16%) Linux Engineer
8 8 (5.16%) Senior Developer
9 7 (4.52%) .NET Developer
9 7 (4.52%) Administrator
10 6 (3.87%) Data Engineer
10 6 (3.87%) Lead Architect
10 6 (3.87%) Lead Data Architect
10 6 (3.87%) Senior Data Engineer
10 6 (3.87%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (20.00%) XML
2 20 (12.90%) CSS
3 19 (12.26%) HTML
4 18 (11.61%) .NET
5 15 (9.68%) SOAP
6 14 (9.03%) JSON
6 14 (9.03%) JSP
7 13 (8.39%) Spring
8 10 (6.45%) XSD
9 9 (5.81%) Apache Camel
9 9 (5.81%) GWT
10 8 (5.16%) jQuery
10 8 (5.16%) Spring Security
11 7 (4.52%) .NET Framework
11 7 (4.52%) REST
12 6 (3.87%) AngularJS
12 6 (3.87%) Web Services
13 5 (3.23%) ASP.NET
13 5 (3.23%) Software Packaging
13 5 (3.23%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 20 (12.90%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (9.68%) Management Information System
3 10 (6.45%) Replication
4 6 (3.87%) Clustering
4 6 (3.87%) Enterprise Software
5 5 (3.23%) DataPower
6 4 (2.58%) Data Structures
6 4 (2.58%) Public Cloud
7 3 (1.94%) Computer Science
7 3 (1.94%) Linux Command Line
7 3 (1.94%) Private Cloud
7 3 (1.94%) User Experience
8 2 (1.29%) Greenfield Project
8 2 (1.29%) NHS
9 1 (0.65%) Algorithms
9 1 (0.65%) Data Centre
9 1 (0.65%) Embedded Systems
9 1 (0.65%) Mainframe
9 1 (0.65%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 52 (33.55%) Unix
2 47 (30.32%) Linux
3 46 (29.68%) Windows
4 34 (21.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 22 (14.19%) Windows XP
6 14 (9.03%) Windows Server
7 9 (5.81%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (3.87%) AIX
9 4 (2.58%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.65%) MVS
10 1 (0.65%) VME
10 1 (0.65%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.65%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.65%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (19.35%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (17.42%) DevOps
3 22 (14.19%) OO
4 20 (12.90%) Business Intelligence
4 20 (12.90%) Data Management
5 19 (12.26%) Migration
6 18 (11.61%) Operational Acceptance Testing
7 17 (10.97%) Data Architecture
7 17 (10.97%) Data Modelling
7 17 (10.97%) ETL
8 14 (9.03%) Data Integration
8 14 (9.03%) Open Source
9 12 (7.74%) Analytics
10 11 (7.10%) Continuous Improvement
10 11 (7.10%) Enterprise Architecture
10 11 (7.10%) Performance Tuning
10 11 (7.10%) Scrum
10 11 (7.10%) Software Engineering
11 10 (6.45%) Data Analysis
11 10 (6.45%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 40 (25.81%) PL/SQL
2 35 (22.58%) Java
3 32 (20.65%) JavaScript
4 27 (17.42%) Shell Script
5 26 (16.77%) Perl
6 22 (14.19%) C#
7 15 (9.68%) Korn
8 13 (8.39%) T-SQL
9 7 (4.52%) Python
10 5 (3.23%) VB
11 4 (2.58%) PHP
11 4 (2.58%) PowerShell
12 3 (1.94%) COBOL
12 3 (1.94%) Groovy
13 2 (1.29%) R
13 2 (1.29%) VB.NET
13 2 (1.29%) VBA
13 2 (1.29%) XPath
13 2 (1.29%) XQuery
14 1 (0.65%) REXX
Qualifications
1 30 (19.35%) Security Cleared
2 20 (12.90%) SC Cleared
3 9 (5.81%) Degree
4 4 (2.58%) ISEB
4 4 (2.58%) ISTQB
5 3 (1.94%) Computer Science Degree
5 3 (1.94%) DV Cleared
6 2 (1.29%) AWS Certification
6 2 (1.29%) MCSE
6 2 (1.29%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.65%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.65%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.65%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (9.03%) Data Quality
1 14 (9.03%) QA
2 9 (5.81%) HL7
3 2 (1.29%) PMBOK
3 2 (1.29%) SLA
4 1 (0.65%) WAI
System Software
1 30 (19.35%) Active Directory
2 21 (13.55%) NFS
3 6 (3.87%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (1.94%) Docker
5 2 (1.29%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.65%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (0.65%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.65%) Time Sharing Option
6 1 (0.65%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (0.65%) VirtualBox
6 1 (0.65%) VMware NSX
6 1 (0.65%) Xen
6 1 (0.65%) XenApp
6 1 (0.65%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.65%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 10 (6.45%) Opscode Chef
1 10 (6.45%) Puppet
2 6 (3.87%) SCCM
3 5 (3.23%) Ansible
3 5 (3.23%) Forum Sentry
4 3 (1.94%) Failover Clustering
5 2 (1.29%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (1.29%) HP SiteScope
5 2 (1.29%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 2 (1.29%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.65%) Data Guard
6 1 (0.65%) Dollar Universe
6 1 (0.65%) MOM
6 1 (0.65%) Nagios
6 1 (0.65%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.65%) OpenNMS
6 1 (0.65%) Oracle RMAN
6 1 (0.65%) SCOM
6 1 (0.65%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.65%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 74 (47.74%) Oracle
2 42 (27.10%) Microsoft
3 30 (19.35%) Red Hat
4 17 (10.97%) Informatica
5 16 (10.32%) HP
6 11 (7.10%) IBM
7 10 (6.45%) Google
7 10 (6.45%) InterSystems
8 7 (4.52%) CA
8 7 (4.52%) Tableau
9 6 (3.87%) VMware
10 5 (3.23%) Axway
10 5 (3.23%) Siebel
10 5 (3.23%) Sun
11 4 (2.58%) SaltStack
12 3 (1.94%) Micro Focus
12 3 (1.94%) OpenText
13 2 (1.29%) 3PAR
13 2 (1.29%) Dell
13 2 (1.29%) ThinPrint