Period
to 16 January 2019

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 January 2019 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 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 6 9 9
Rank change year-on-year +3 0 +2
Contract jobs citing SQL 170 136 354
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 12.69% 11.39% 15.04%
As % of the Programming Languages category 34.21% 35.70% 38.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 113 124 267
North East median daily rate £415 £425 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.35% +21.43% -1.06%
10th Percentile £300 £275 £258
90th Percentile £538 £615 £500
England median daily rate £450 £438 £400
% change year-on-year +2.86% +9.38% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 11
North East median hourly rate £16.00 £45.00 £43.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -64.44% +4.65% +108.23%
England median hourly rate £35.00 £26.78 £34.00
% change year-on-year +30.72% -21.25% +7.05%

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 497 381 928
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 37.09% 31.91% 39.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 347 259 662
North East median daily rate £425 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +14.29% -12.50%
10th Percentile £305 £284 £268
90th Percentile £539 £553 £515
England median daily rate £475 £475 £425
% change year-on-year - +11.76% +2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 16 18
North East median hourly rate £45.00 £43.75 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +16.67% +92.31%
10th Percentile £25.68 £25.50 £25.78
90th Percentile £48.75 £49.00 £55.25
England median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%

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 January 2019.

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 January 2019. 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 +4 148 £425 - 52
Durham -17 12 £438 +34.10% 8
Northumberland - 2 £419 - 1
SQL
England

For the 6 months to 16 January 2019, 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 67 (39.41%) Agile Software Development
2 51 (30.00%) JavaScript
3 45 (26.47%) SQL Server
4 39 (22.94%) Microsoft Azure
5 37 (21.76%) Microsoft
5 37 (21.76%) Problem-Solving
6 35 (20.59%) Oracle
6 35 (20.59%) Git (software)
7 33 (19.41%) JIRA
8 32 (18.82%) Test Automation
9 31 (18.24%) Security Cleared
9 31 (18.24%) DevOps
9 31 (18.24%) XML
10 30 (17.65%) Java
11 28 (16.47%) Windows
12 27 (15.88%) Linux
12 27 (15.88%) HTML
13 26 (15.29%) C#
13 26 (15.29%) TDD
13 26 (15.29%) PostgreSQL
13 26 (15.29%) Cucumber
13 26 (15.29%) NoSQL
14 25 (14.71%) Docker
14 25 (14.71%) Selenium
15 24 (14.12%) Microservices
15 24 (14.12%) Amazon AWS
16 23 (13.53%) SC Cleared
16 23 (13.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 22 (12.94%) ITIL
17 22 (12.94%) CSS

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 21 (12.35%) Confluence
2 8 (4.71%) SharePoint
3 6 (3.53%) Apache Spark
4 5 (2.94%) FileNet
4 5 (2.94%) Tomcat
4 5 (2.94%) WebSphere
5 4 (2.35%) Apache
5 4 (2.35%) BizTalk Server
5 4 (2.35%) Elasticsearch
5 4 (2.35%) JBoss
5 4 (2.35%) nginx
5 4 (2.35%) WebLogic
6 3 (1.76%) SAS
7 1 (0.59%) CMS
7 1 (0.59%) Drupal
7 1 (0.59%) Joomla!
7 1 (0.59%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.59%) Oracle Workflow
7 1 (0.59%) Tuxedo
7 1 (0.59%) WordPress
Applications
1 4 (2.35%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (1.76%) Line 500
2 1 (0.59%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.59%) Magento
2 1 (0.59%) Maximo
2 1 (0.59%) Oracle Cash Management
2 1 (0.59%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.59%) Oracle iProcurement
2 1 (0.59%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (0.59%) Oracle Receivables
2 1 (0.59%) Sage 200
2 1 (0.59%) Sage 300 ERP
Cloud Services
1 39 (22.94%) Microsoft Azure
2 24 (14.12%) Amazon AWS
3 12 (7.06%) Azure Active Directory
4 11 (6.47%) IaaS
5 10 (5.88%) GitHub
6 9 (5.29%) PaaS
6 9 (5.29%) SaaS
7 7 (4.12%) Office 365
8 5 (2.94%) Google Cloud Platform
9 4 (2.35%) Boomi
9 4 (2.35%) Cloud Computing
9 4 (2.35%) Google Analytics
9 4 (2.35%) iPaaS
9 4 (2.35%) Slack
10 3 (1.76%) Azure Functions
10 3 (1.76%) Dynamics 365
10 3 (1.76%) Serverless
11 2 (1.18%) Amazon S3
12 1 (0.59%) Amazon EC2
12 1 (0.59%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 19 (11.18%) Firewall
2 13 (7.65%) HTTP
3 8 (4.71%) HTTPS
3 8 (4.71%) iSCSI
3 8 (4.71%) NAS
3 8 (4.71%) SAN
4 7 (4.12%) LAN
5 5 (2.94%) TCP/IP
6 4 (2.35%) Cisco ASA
6 4 (2.35%) SSL
7 3 (1.76%) Internet
7 3 (1.76%) WAN
8 1 (0.59%) FTP
8 1 (0.59%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (26.47%) SQL Server
2 26 (15.29%) NoSQL
2 26 (15.29%) PostgreSQL
3 23 (13.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 21 (12.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 20 (11.76%) Data Warehouse
6 19 (11.18%) MongoDB
7 12 (7.06%) Big Data
8 10 (5.88%) Azure SQL Database
9 9 (5.29%) Sqoop
10 7 (4.12%) Power BI
10 7 (4.12%) Relational Database
11 6 (3.53%) Apache Cassandra
11 6 (3.53%) DB2
11 6 (3.53%) Hadoop
12 5 (2.94%) MySQL
12 5 (2.94%) Oracle Database
13 4 (2.35%) Apache Hive
13 4 (2.35%) HBase
13 4 (2.35%) Spark SQL
Development Applications
1 35 (20.59%) Git (software)
2 33 (19.41%) JIRA
3 26 (15.29%) Cucumber
4 25 (14.71%) Selenium
5 18 (10.59%) Jenkins
6 14 (8.24%) GitLab
7 13 (7.65%) Visual Studio Team System
8 11 (6.47%) JUnit
8 11 (6.47%) Team Foundation Server
9 9 (5.29%) Gatling
10 8 (4.71%) Karma Test Runner
11 6 (3.53%) MSTest
11 6 (3.53%) SoapUI
12 5 (2.94%) Eclipse
12 5 (2.94%) Jasmine
12 5 (2.94%) JMeter
12 5 (2.94%) Octopus Deploy
12 5 (2.94%) Visual Studio
13 4 (2.35%) Maven
13 4 (2.35%) NUnit
General
1 8 (4.71%) Finance
2 5 (2.94%) Retail
3 4 (2.35%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.59%) Advertising
4 1 (0.59%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 56 (32.94%) Developer
2 22 (12.94%) Analyst
3 15 (8.82%) Automation Engineer
4 14 (8.24%) SQL Developer
5 13 (7.65%) DevOps Engineer
6 11 (6.47%) Test Analyst
7 10 (5.88%) Data Engineer
8 8 (4.71%) Applications Support
8 8 (4.71%) Big Data Engineer
8 8 (4.71%) Java Developer
9 7 (4.12%) Architect
9 7 (4.12%) Azure DevOps
9 7 (4.12%) Azure Engineer
9 7 (4.12%) Full Stack Developer
9 7 (4.12%) Systems Support
10 6 (3.53%) Azure DevOps Engineer
10 6 (3.53%) Test Engineer
11 5 (2.94%) .NET Developer
11 5 (2.94%) Consultant
11 5 (2.94%) Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (18.24%) XML
2 27 (15.88%) HTML
3 22 (12.94%) CSS
4 21 (12.35%) Middleware
5 18 (10.59%) Node.js
6 17 (10.00%) .NET
7 16 (9.41%) AngularJS
7 16 (9.41%) jQuery
7 16 (9.41%) Web Services
8 15 (8.82%) REST
9 14 (8.24%) SOAP
10 13 (7.65%) HTML5
11 11 (6.47%) JSON
11 11 (6.47%) Spring
12 10 (5.88%) XML Schema
13 9 (5.29%) .NET Framework
13 9 (5.29%) J2EE
14 8 (4.71%) CSS3
14 8 (4.71%) Hibernate
14 8 (4.71%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 18 (10.59%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (4.12%) N-Tier
2 7 (4.12%) Public Cloud
3 5 (2.94%) Data Centre
3 5 (2.94%) Linux Command Line
3 5 (2.94%) Management Information System
4 4 (2.35%) Reinsurance
4 4 (2.35%) User Experience
5 3 (1.76%) Analytical Mindset
6 2 (1.18%) Data Structures
6 2 (1.18%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 1 (0.59%) Clustering
7 1 (0.59%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.59%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (0.59%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (0.59%) Smartphone
7 1 (0.59%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 28 (16.47%) Windows
2 27 (15.88%) Linux
3 12 (7.06%) Unix
4 11 (6.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 9 (5.29%) Windows Server
6 7 (4.12%) CentOS
7 4 (2.35%) Debian
7 4 (2.35%) Ubuntu
8 2 (1.18%) AIX
8 2 (1.18%) VME
9 1 (0.59%) DC/OS
9 1 (0.59%) HPUX
9 1 (0.59%) MVS
9 1 (0.59%) Solaris
9 1 (0.59%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.59%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.59%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (39.41%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (21.76%) Problem-Solving
3 32 (18.82%) Test Automation
4 31 (18.24%) DevOps
5 26 (15.29%) TDD
6 24 (14.12%) Microservices
7 22 (12.94%) ITIL
8 21 (12.35%) Open Source
9 20 (11.76%) Continuous Integration
10 19 (11.18%) ITSM
10 19 (11.18%) OO
10 19 (11.18%) Scrum
11 18 (10.59%) BDD
12 17 (10.00%) Runbook
13 16 (9.41%) Business Intelligence
13 16 (9.41%) ETL
14 13 (7.65%) Mentoring
14 13 (7.65%) Test Scripting
14 13 (7.65%) Unit Testing
15 11 (6.47%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 51 (30.00%) JavaScript
2 30 (17.65%) Java
3 26 (15.29%) C#
4 22 (12.94%) Python
5 13 (7.65%) T-SQL
6 10 (5.88%) Ruby
6 10 (5.88%) Scala
7 9 (5.29%) Bash Shell
7 9 (5.29%) PL/SQL
7 9 (5.29%) PowerShell
8 8 (4.71%) Perl
9 7 (4.12%) Shell Script
10 5 (2.94%) Groovy
10 5 (2.94%) R
11 4 (2.35%) C++
11 4 (2.35%) Haskell
11 4 (2.35%) XPath
12 3 (1.76%) VBA
12 3 (1.76%) XQuery
13 2 (1.18%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 31 (18.24%) Security Cleared
2 23 (13.53%) SC Cleared
3 9 (5.29%) ISEB
3 9 (5.29%) ISTQB
4 8 (4.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 7 (4.12%) DV Cleared
6 6 (3.53%) Degree
7 4 (2.35%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 3 (1.76%) DBS Check
8 3 (1.76%) ISEB Practitioner
9 1 (0.59%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (0.59%) CCNA
9 1 (0.59%) CCNP
9 1 (0.59%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.59%) MCP
9 1 (0.59%) MCSA
9 1 (0.59%) MCSE
9 1 (0.59%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (11.76%) QA
2 3 (1.76%) GDPR
2 3 (1.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.18%) Data Quality
3 2 (1.18%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 1 (0.59%) SLA
System Software
1 25 (14.71%) Docker
2 21 (12.35%) Active Directory
3 9 (5.29%) Apache Flume
3 9 (5.29%) HDFS
4 4 (2.35%) Hyper-V
5 2 (1.18%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.59%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.59%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (0.59%) VMware NSX
6 1 (0.59%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 16 (9.41%) HP Operations Orchestration
1 16 (9.41%) Kubernetes
2 14 (8.24%) Ansible
3 13 (7.65%) Terraform
4 11 (6.47%) Puppet
5 5 (2.94%) Grafana
5 5 (2.94%) Opscode Chef
6 4 (2.35%) Failover Clustering
6 4 (2.35%) Kibana
6 4 (2.35%) Microsoft Clustering
7 2 (1.18%) HP ALM
8 1 (0.59%) HP Quality Center
8 1 (0.59%) HP SIM
8 1 (0.59%) logstash
8 1 (0.59%) Packer
8 1 (0.59%) Prometheus
8 1 (0.59%) Rancher
8 1 (0.59%) SCCM
8 1 (0.59%) vCenter Server
8 1 (0.59%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 37 (21.76%) Microsoft
2 35 (20.59%) Oracle
3 20 (11.76%) HP
4 13 (7.65%) Google
5 8 (4.71%) Cloudera
6 6 (3.53%) EMC
6 6 (3.53%) Red Hat
7 5 (2.94%) Cisco
7 5 (2.94%) Dell
7 5 (2.94%) Tableau
8 4 (2.35%) Adobe
8 4 (2.35%) Sage
8 4 (2.35%) SAP
8 4 (2.35%) ServiceNow
8 4 (2.35%) webMethods
9 3 (1.76%) Hortonworks
9 3 (1.76%) Pega
10 2 (1.18%) Citrix
10 2 (1.18%) EnterpriseDB
10 2 (1.18%) Guidewire