Period
to 17 January 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 17 January 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
17 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 12 8 11
Rank change year-on-year -4 +3 -8
Contract jobs citing SQL 132 354 228
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 10.95% 14.92% 11.79%
As % of the Programming Languages category 34.02% 37.86% 31.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 121 267 180
North East median daily rate £425 £350 £354
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.43% -1.06% +1.07%
10th Percentile £275 £258 £263
90th Percentile £615 £500 £600
England median daily rate £438 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +9.38% - +3.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 11 10
North East median hourly rate £45.00 £43.00 £20.65
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.65% +108.23% +37.67%
10th Percentile £21.00 £36.25 £18.75
90th Percentile £48.66 £55.25 £43.20
England median hourly rate £27.00 £34.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year -20.59% +6.25% +16.36%

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 388 935 716
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 32.17% 39.42% 37.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 264 669 465
North East median daily rate £400 £350 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% -12.50% +14.29%
10th Percentile £287 £268 £266
90th Percentile £559 £513 £550
England median daily rate £475 £425 £415
% change year-on-year +11.76% +2.41% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 18 23
North East median hourly rate £43.75 £37.50 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.67% +92.31% -29.09%
10th Percentile £25.50 £25.78 £13.00
90th Percentile £49.00 £55.25 £38.40
England median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +15.38%

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 17 January 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
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 17 January 2018.

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 17 January 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 -2 107 £425 +21.43% 34
Durham -4 19 £326 -13.00% 10
SQL
England

For the 6 months to 17 January 2018, 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 54 (40.91%) Oracle
2 38 (28.79%) Unix
3 34 (25.76%) Java
3 34 (25.76%) XML
4 33 (25.00%) SQL Server
4 33 (25.00%) Microsoft
5 31 (23.48%) JavaScript
5 31 (23.48%) Agile Software Development
6 29 (21.97%) PL/SQL
6 29 (21.97%) Windows
7 26 (19.70%) Linux
8 23 (17.42%) Data Management
9 22 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
9 22 (16.67%) CSS
9 22 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
10 21 (15.91%) HTML
10 21 (15.91%) Security Cleared
11 20 (15.15%) DevOps
11 20 (15.15%) Shell Script
11 20 (15.15%) Migration
11 20 (15.15%) PostgreSQL
12 19 (14.39%) Active Directory
12 19 (14.39%) Analytical Skills
12 19 (14.39%) QA
13 18 (13.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 18 (13.64%) Oracle Database
13 18 (13.64%) Data Modelling
13 18 (13.64%) C#
14 17 (12.88%) WebLogic
14 17 (12.88%) ETL

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 17 (12.88%) WebLogic
2 12 (9.09%) SAS
2 12 (9.09%) Tomcat
3 11 (8.33%) IIS
3 11 (8.33%) JBoss
4 9 (6.82%) Apache ServiceMix
5 7 (5.30%) Confluence
5 7 (5.30%) SharePoint
6 3 (2.27%) Apache
6 3 (2.27%) CMS
6 3 (2.27%) Tuxedo
6 3 (2.27%) WebSphere
7 2 (1.52%) Apache Spark
7 2 (1.52%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.76%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.76%) FileNet
8 1 (0.76%) NServiceBus
8 1 (0.76%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.76%) Oracle 10gAS
8 1 (0.76%) TPMS
Applications
1 6 (4.55%) Microsoft Office
1 6 (4.55%) MS Visio
2 2 (1.52%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (2.27%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (2.27%) Dynamics GP
2 2 (1.52%) Maximo
2 2 (1.52%) Oracle Utilities
3 1 (0.76%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
3 1 (0.76%) iTrent
3 1 (0.76%) OpenText Process Suite
3 1 (0.76%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.76%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 9 (6.82%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (5.30%) Slack
3 4 (3.03%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (2.27%) Amazon EC2
4 3 (2.27%) AWS Lambda
4 3 (2.27%) IaaS
4 3 (2.27%) PaaS
4 3 (2.27%) Serverless
5 2 (1.52%) Boomi
5 2 (1.52%) Trello
6 1 (0.76%) DigitalOcean
6 1 (0.76%) Linode
Communications & Networking
1 12 (9.09%) Firewall
2 11 (8.33%) DNS
3 9 (6.82%) LDAP
4 8 (6.06%) OpenLDAP
5 7 (5.30%) SSH
6 4 (3.03%) SAN
6 4 (3.03%) SMS
7 3 (2.27%) NAS
7 3 (2.27%) VPN
8 2 (1.52%) DHCP
8 2 (1.52%) Skype
8 2 (1.52%) WAN
9 1 (0.76%) HTTP
9 1 (0.76%) HTTPS
9 1 (0.76%) Internet
9 1 (0.76%) ISDN
9 1 (0.76%) LAN
9 1 (0.76%) PBX
9 1 (0.76%) SSL
9 1 (0.76%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 22 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
3 20 (15.15%) PostgreSQL
4 18 (13.64%) Oracle Database
5 16 (12.12%) NoSQL
6 13 (9.85%) Big Data
6 13 (9.85%) MySQL
6 13 (9.85%) Relational Database
7 12 (9.09%) BusinessObjects
7 12 (9.09%) MongoDB
8 10 (7.58%) InterSystems Cache
9 8 (6.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 7 (5.30%) Apache Hive
10 7 (5.30%) HBase
10 7 (5.30%) Oracle Reports
11 6 (4.55%) Data Lake
12 5 (3.79%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
12 5 (3.79%) Hadoop
12 5 (3.79%) Pentaho
13 4 (3.03%) Oracle OLAP
Development Applications
1 16 (12.12%) Git (software)
2 10 (7.58%) Jenkins
3 9 (6.82%) JIRA
4 6 (4.55%) ERwin
4 6 (4.55%) Firebug
4 6 (4.55%) Gradle
4 6 (4.55%) Hamcrest
4 6 (4.55%) JUnit
4 6 (4.55%) MSI
4 6 (4.55%) Selenium
5 5 (3.79%) Cucumber
5 5 (3.79%) Subversion
6 3 (2.27%) Selenium IDE
6 3 (2.27%) SoapUI
6 3 (2.27%) Visual Studio
6 3 (2.27%) WebDriver
7 2 (1.52%) Eclipse
7 2 (1.52%) HP UFT
7 2 (1.52%) Oracle Forms
7 2 (1.52%) Toad
General
1 17 (12.88%) Finance
2 3 (2.27%) Manufacturing
3 2 (1.52%) Billing
3 2 (1.52%) General Ledger
4 1 (0.76%) Advertising
4 1 (0.76%) Electronics
4 1 (0.76%) Marketing
4 1 (0.76%) Publishing
4 1 (0.76%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 42 (31.82%) Developer
2 18 (13.64%) Analyst
3 15 (11.36%) Java Developer
4 12 (9.09%) DBA
5 10 (7.58%) Data Engineer
6 9 (6.82%) DevOps Engineer
6 9 (6.82%) Oracle DBA
6 9 (6.82%) Senior Developer
7 8 (6.06%) Architect
7 8 (6.06%) Support Engineer
8 7 (5.30%) Data Architect
9 6 (4.55%) Agile Developer
9 6 (4.55%) Agile Java Developer
9 6 (4.55%) Consultant
9 6 (4.55%) Senior Agile Developer
9 6 (4.55%) Senior Agile Java Developer
9 6 (4.55%) Senior Data Engineer
9 6 (4.55%) Senior Java Developer
10 5 (3.79%) Lead Architect
10 5 (3.79%) Lead Data Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (25.76%) XML
2 22 (16.67%) CSS
3 21 (15.91%) HTML
4 16 (12.12%) JSP
5 15 (11.36%) .NET
5 15 (11.36%) JSON
5 15 (11.36%) Spring
6 14 (10.61%) SOAP
7 12 (9.09%) XSD
8 11 (8.33%) jQuery
9 9 (6.82%) Apache Camel
9 9 (6.82%) GWT
10 8 (6.06%) Spring Security
10 8 (6.06%) Web Services
11 6 (4.55%) REST
11 6 (4.55%) Spring Boot
11 6 (4.55%) Spring MVC
12 5 (3.79%) ASP.NET
12 5 (3.79%) Node.js
13 4 (3.03%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 19 (14.39%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (10.61%) Management Information System
3 9 (6.82%) Replication
4 7 (5.30%) Public Cloud
5 6 (4.55%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (2.27%) Computer Science
6 3 (2.27%) Data Structures
6 3 (2.27%) Linux Command Line
6 3 (2.27%) User Experience
7 2 (1.52%) NHS
8 1 (0.76%) Algorithms
8 1 (0.76%) Clustering
8 1 (0.76%) Data Centre
8 1 (0.76%) DataPower
8 1 (0.76%) Embedded Systems
8 1 (0.76%) Greenfield Project
8 1 (0.76%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 38 (28.79%) Unix
2 29 (21.97%) Windows
3 26 (19.70%) Linux
4 18 (13.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 16 (12.12%) Windows Server
6 10 (7.58%) Windows XP
7 8 (6.06%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (2.27%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (1.52%) AIX
10 1 (0.76%) VME
10 1 (0.76%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.76%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (23.48%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (17.42%) Data Management
3 22 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
4 20 (15.15%) DevOps
4 20 (15.15%) Migration
5 18 (13.64%) Data Modelling
6 17 (12.88%) ETL
7 16 (12.12%) Data Architecture
7 16 (12.12%) OO
8 15 (11.36%) Mentoring
8 15 (11.36%) Open Source
9 14 (10.61%) TDD
9 14 (10.61%) Test Automation
10 13 (9.85%) BDD
10 13 (9.85%) Coaching
10 13 (9.85%) Data Integration
11 12 (9.09%) Scrum
12 11 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
12 11 (8.33%) Kanban
13 10 (7.58%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 34 (25.76%) Java
2 31 (23.48%) JavaScript
3 29 (21.97%) PL/SQL
4 20 (15.15%) Shell Script
5 18 (13.64%) C#
6 9 (6.82%) Perl
7 8 (6.06%) T-SQL
8 7 (5.30%) Python
9 6 (4.55%) Korn
9 6 (4.55%) PowerShell
10 4 (3.03%) Ruby
11 3 (2.27%) COBOL
11 3 (2.27%) Groovy
11 3 (2.27%) VB
12 2 (1.52%) PHP
12 2 (1.52%) VB.NET
12 2 (1.52%) XPath
12 2 (1.52%) XQuery
13 1 (0.76%) Jython
13 1 (0.76%) R
Qualifications
1 21 (15.91%) Security Cleared
2 15 (11.36%) SC Cleared
3 6 (4.55%) Degree
4 4 (3.03%) ISEB
5 3 (2.27%) Computer Science Degree
5 3 (2.27%) ISTQB
6 2 (1.52%) AWS Certification
6 2 (1.52%) MCSE
6 2 (1.52%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.76%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.76%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (14.39%) QA
2 13 (9.85%) Data Quality
3 9 (6.82%) HL7
4 2 (1.52%) PMBOK
4 2 (1.52%) SLA
5 1 (0.76%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.76%) WAI
System Software
1 19 (14.39%) Active Directory
2 8 (6.06%) NFS
3 6 (4.55%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (2.27%) Docker
5 2 (1.52%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.76%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (0.76%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.76%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (0.76%) VirtualBox
6 1 (0.76%) VMware NSX
6 1 (0.76%) Xen
6 1 (0.76%) XenApp
6 1 (0.76%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.76%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 6 (4.55%) Opscode Chef
1 6 (4.55%) Puppet
1 6 (4.55%) SCCM
2 5 (3.79%) Ansible
3 3 (2.27%) Nagios
3 3 (2.27%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 3 (2.27%) ZABBIX
4 2 (1.52%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 1 (0.76%) Business Desktop Deployment
5 1 (0.76%) Data Guard
5 1 (0.76%) Dollar Universe
5 1 (0.76%) Forum Sentry
5 1 (0.76%) HP Operations Orchestration
5 1 (0.76%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.76%) OpenNMS
5 1 (0.76%) Oracle RMAN
5 1 (0.76%) PowerCLI
5 1 (0.76%) SafeCom
5 1 (0.76%) vRealize
Vendors
1 54 (40.91%) Oracle
2 33 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 14 (10.61%) Red Hat
4 13 (9.85%) Informatica
5 10 (7.58%) Google
5 10 (7.58%) InterSystems
5 10 (7.58%) Tableau
6 9 (6.82%) HP
7 6 (4.55%) CA
7 6 (4.55%) VMware
8 5 (3.79%) Cloudera
8 5 (3.79%) Hortonworks
8 5 (3.79%) Remedy
9 4 (3.03%) IBM
9 4 (3.03%) SaltStack
9 4 (3.03%) SAP
10 3 (2.27%) Micro Focus
10 3 (2.27%) OpenText
10 3 (2.27%) Rackspace
11 2 (1.52%) ThinPrint