Period
to 22 June 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 22 June 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
22 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 15 25 10
Rank change year-on-year +10 -15 -3
Contract jobs citing SQL 137 104 342
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 10.63% 8.07% 13.98%
As % of the Programming Languages category 27.96% 21.49% 40.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 114 76 221
North East median daily rate £325 £340 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.56% +6.25% -8.57%
10th Percentile £255 £263 £244
90th Percentile £530 £425 £475
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 25
North East median hourly rate - £40.00 £28.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +40.35% +70.30%
England median hourly rate £27.16 £40.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -32.10% +33.33% +26.32%

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 490 484 853
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 38.01% 37.55% 34.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 350 317 532
North East median daily rate £363 £350 £328
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.57% +6.87% +0.77%
10th Percentile £263 £285 £258
90th Percentile £526 £525 £524
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 11 32
North East median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £28.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +39.74% +67.67%
10th Percentile £30.65 £13.00 £16.08
90th Percentile £47.60 £47.83 £36.45
England median hourly rate £41.50 £41.50 £38.50
% change year-on-year - +7.79% +10.00%

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 22 June 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 22 June 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 +20 114 £325 -7.14% 37
Durham -7 19 £318 -6.54% 16
SQL
England

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 54 (39.42%) Agile Software Development
2 53 (38.69%) SQL Server
3 48 (35.04%) Microsoft
4 41 (29.93%) Windows
4 41 (29.93%) Linux
5 40 (29.20%) Security Cleared
6 39 (28.47%) Analytical Skills
7 37 (27.01%) Oracle
8 36 (26.28%) C#
9 33 (24.09%) .NET
10 31 (22.63%) ASP.NET
11 30 (21.90%) MVC
12 29 (21.17%) Scrum
13 28 (20.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 28 (20.44%) SC Cleared
13 28 (20.44%) Problem-Solving
14 27 (19.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 26 (18.98%) TDD
15 26 (18.98%) T-SQL
15 26 (18.98%) BDD
16 23 (16.79%) Java
16 23 (16.79%) Degree
17 22 (16.06%) Finance
17 22 (16.06%) ITIL
18 21 (15.33%) Active Directory
18 21 (15.33%) Windows Server
19 20 (14.60%) SAP
20 19 (13.87%) Citrix
20 19 (13.87%) DHCP
20 19 (13.87%) DNS

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 15 (10.95%) MS Exchange
2 12 (8.76%) SAS
3 9 (6.57%) WebLogic
4 8 (5.84%) Oracle Workflow
5 6 (4.38%) FileNet
5 6 (4.38%) JBoss
5 6 (4.38%) WebSphere
5 6 (4.38%) WebSphere Application Server
6 5 (3.65%) Confluence
6 5 (3.65%) Tuxedo
7 4 (2.92%) TPMS
8 3 (2.19%) CICS
8 3 (2.19%) Jetty
8 3 (2.19%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 3 (2.19%) WildFly
9 2 (1.46%) Apache
9 2 (1.46%) Apache Spark
9 2 (1.46%) Elasticsearch
9 2 (1.46%) SharePoint
10 1 (0.73%) OpenStack
Applications
1 4 (2.92%) SPSS
2 3 (2.19%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (2.19%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.73%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (4.38%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 4 (2.92%) Oracle Utilities
3 3 (2.19%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (2.19%) Oracle EBS R12
4 2 (1.46%) Maximo
5 1 (0.73%) Oracle iProcurement
5 1 (0.73%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 9 (6.57%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (3.65%) Slack
3 3 (2.19%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (1.46%) BrowserStack
4 2 (1.46%) Office 365
5 1 (0.73%) Amazon EMR
5 1 (0.73%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.73%) AWS Data Pipeline
5 1 (0.73%) DigitalOcean
5 1 (0.73%) GitHub
5 1 (0.73%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.73%) Linode
5 1 (0.73%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 19 (13.87%) DHCP
1 19 (13.87%) DNS
2 8 (5.84%) SMS
3 6 (4.38%) Intrusion Detection
3 6 (4.38%) Network Security
3 6 (4.38%) SSL
4 3 (2.19%) Skype
5 2 (1.46%) Firewall
5 2 (1.46%) HTTP
5 2 (1.46%) SAN
5 2 (1.46%) WAN
6 1 (0.73%) FTP
6 1 (0.73%) HTTPS
6 1 (0.73%) iSCSI
6 1 (0.73%) LAN
6 1 (0.73%) NAS
6 1 (0.73%) Remote Desktop
6 1 (0.73%) VPN
6 1 (0.73%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (38.69%) SQL Server
2 28 (20.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 27 (19.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 14 (10.22%) PostgreSQL
5 13 (9.49%) Data Warehouse
5 13 (9.49%) NoSQL
6 11 (8.03%) Relational Database
7 10 (7.30%) BusinessObjects
8 8 (5.84%) Big Data
9 7 (5.11%) Oracle Database
10 5 (3.65%) MongoDB
10 5 (3.65%) OLTP
10 5 (3.65%) Oracle BI EE
11 4 (2.92%) MySQL
11 4 (2.92%) Oracle Database 11g
11 4 (2.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 4 (2.92%) Star Schema
12 3 (2.19%) Apache Hive
12 3 (2.19%) OLAP
12 3 (2.19%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 17 (12.41%) SpecFlow
2 16 (11.68%) Git (software)
3 13 (9.49%) JIRA
4 8 (5.84%) Jenkins
5 6 (4.38%) Gradle
6 4 (2.92%) JUnit
7 3 (2.19%) ERwin
7 3 (2.19%) Hamcrest
7 3 (2.19%) Toad
8 2 (1.46%) Burp Suite
8 2 (1.46%) FindBugs
8 2 (1.46%) HP UFT
8 2 (1.46%) JMeter
8 2 (1.46%) LoadRunner
8 2 (1.46%) Selenium
8 2 (1.46%) Subversion
9 1 (0.73%) Maven
9 1 (0.73%) MSI
9 1 (0.73%) NUnit
9 1 (0.73%) Visual Studio
General
1 22 (16.06%) Finance
2 16 (11.68%) Banking
3 5 (3.65%) Retail Banking
4 4 (2.92%) Billing
4 4 (2.92%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 74 (54.01%) Developer
2 27 (19.71%) C# Developer
3 17 (12.41%) Analyst
4 14 (10.22%) Mobility Engineer
5 13 (9.49%) Java Developer
6 12 (8.76%) .NET Developer
7 10 (7.30%) C# .NET Developer
7 10 (7.30%) SQL Developer
8 8 (5.84%) ASP.NET Developer
8 8 (5.84%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 7 (5.11%) Oracle Developer
10 6 (4.38%) Applications Developer
10 6 (4.38%) Data Engineer
10 6 (4.38%) DevOps Engineer
10 6 (4.38%) Test Analyst
11 5 (3.65%) OBIEE Developer
12 4 (2.92%) Architect
12 4 (2.92%) SAS Analyst
12 4 (2.92%) Senior Analyst
12 4 (2.92%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (24.09%) .NET
2 31 (22.63%) ASP.NET
3 19 (13.87%) ASP.NET MVC
4 15 (10.95%) XML
5 13 (9.49%) HTML
6 12 (8.76%) CSS
7 9 (6.57%) RESTful
7 9 (6.57%) Web Services
8 8 (5.84%) jQuery
8 8 (5.84%) Spring
9 7 (5.11%) Ajax
9 7 (5.11%) LDAP
10 6 (4.38%) .NET Framework
10 6 (4.38%) J2EE
10 6 (4.38%) REST
10 6 (4.38%) Software Packaging
10 6 (4.38%) WebSphere MQ
11 5 (3.65%) JSON
12 4 (2.92%) JDBC
12 4 (2.92%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 39 (28.47%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (11.68%) PKI
3 8 (5.84%) Computer Science
4 6 (4.38%) Algorithms
4 6 (4.38%) DataPower
4 6 (4.38%) Private Cloud
4 6 (4.38%) User Experience
5 5 (3.65%) Management Information System
6 4 (2.92%) Credit Risk
7 3 (2.19%) IBM Mainframe
7 3 (2.19%) Mainframe
8 2 (1.46%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (1.46%) Public Cloud
9 1 (0.73%) Clustering
9 1 (0.73%) Data Centre
9 1 (0.73%) Greenfield Project
9 1 (0.73%) Self-Motivation
9 1 (0.73%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 41 (29.93%) Linux
1 41 (29.93%) Windows
2 21 (15.33%) Windows Server
3 18 (13.14%) Windows Server 2008
4 17 (12.41%) Unix
5 16 (11.68%) Android
5 16 (11.68%) Apple iOS
5 16 (11.68%) Windows Phone
5 16 (11.68%) Windows Phone 8
5 16 (11.68%) Windows Server 2003
6 10 (7.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (3.65%) AIX
7 5 (3.65%) VME
8 2 (1.46%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.73%) CentOS
9 1 (0.73%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (39.42%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (21.90%) MVC
3 29 (21.17%) Scrum
4 28 (20.44%) Problem-Solving
5 26 (18.98%) BDD
5 26 (18.98%) TDD
6 22 (16.06%) ITIL
7 17 (12.41%) Business Intelligence
8 15 (10.95%) Content Management
8 15 (10.95%) Incident Management
9 14 (10.22%) Analytics
10 13 (9.49%) OO
11 12 (8.76%) Coaching
11 12 (8.76%) Mentoring
12 11 (8.03%) User Acceptance Testing
13 10 (7.30%) Microservices
13 10 (7.30%) Test Automation
14 9 (6.57%) DevOps
14 9 (6.57%) System Integration Testing
14 9 (6.57%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 36 (26.28%) C#
2 26 (18.98%) T-SQL
3 23 (16.79%) Java
4 16 (11.68%) JavaScript
5 14 (10.22%) Python
5 14 (10.22%) Shell Script
6 10 (7.30%) PL/SQL
7 7 (5.11%) Perl
8 5 (3.65%) COBOL
8 5 (3.65%) PowerShell
8 5 (3.65%) R
8 5 (3.65%) VB
9 4 (2.92%) Java 8
10 3 (2.19%) Ruby
11 2 (1.46%) Groovy
11 2 (1.46%) PHP
11 2 (1.46%) TypeScript
11 2 (1.46%) VB.NET
11 2 (1.46%) VB6
12 1 (0.73%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 40 (29.20%) Security Cleared
2 28 (20.44%) SC Cleared
3 23 (16.79%) Degree
4 13 (9.49%) BPSS Clearance
4 13 (9.49%) Citrix Certification
4 13 (9.49%) Microsoft Certification
5 8 (5.84%) ISEB
5 8 (5.84%) ISTQB
6 4 (2.92%) Master's Degree
7 3 (2.19%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (0.73%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.73%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (8.03%) Disclosure Scotland
2 9 (6.57%) QA
3 4 (2.92%) IFRS
3 4 (2.92%) IFRS 9
4 3 (2.19%) Data Quality
5 2 (1.46%) WCAG
System Software
1 21 (15.33%) Active Directory
2 3 (2.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.46%) XenApp
3 2 (1.46%) XenDesktop
3 2 (1.46%) XenServer
4 1 (0.73%) Docker
4 1 (0.73%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.73%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (0.73%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.73%) VirtualBox
4 1 (0.73%) VMware NSX
4 1 (0.73%) Xen
Systems Management
1 16 (11.68%) AirWatch
1 16 (11.68%) SAP Afaria
1 16 (11.68%) XenMobile
2 9 (6.57%) Puppet
3 8 (5.84%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (4.38%) Forum Sentry
5 5 (3.65%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 2 (1.46%) Ansible
6 2 (1.46%) Nessus
7 1 (0.73%) Grafana
7 1 (0.73%) Graylog
7 1 (0.73%) HAProxy
7 1 (0.73%) HP Operations Orchestration
7 1 (0.73%) Microsoft Clustering
7 1 (0.73%) OpenNMS
7 1 (0.73%) PowerCLI
7 1 (0.73%) SafeCom
7 1 (0.73%) Terraform
7 1 (0.73%) vRealize
7 1 (0.73%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 48 (35.04%) Microsoft
2 37 (27.01%) Oracle
3 20 (14.60%) SAP
4 19 (13.87%) Citrix
5 16 (11.68%) Apple
5 16 (11.68%) McAfee
6 12 (8.76%) IBM
6 12 (8.76%) Informatica
7 9 (6.57%) Red Hat
8 8 (5.84%) Siebel
9 7 (5.11%) HP
10 6 (4.38%) Axway
10 6 (4.38%) Sun
11 5 (3.65%) Cloudera
11 5 (3.65%) Hortonworks
11 5 (3.65%) Micro Focus
12 4 (2.92%) Remedy
12 4 (2.92%) Tableau
13 3 (2.19%) VMware
14 2 (1.46%) CA