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 3 months to 30 March 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
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 25 12 6
Rank change year-on-year -13 -6  
Contract jobs citing SQL 62 83 88
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 8.55% 9.55% 13.56%
As % of the Programming Languages category 19.87% 27.04% 33.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 59 60
Median daily rate £350 £325 £328
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% -0.76%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £283 £249
10% offered a daily rate of more than £483 £405 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £365 £350
% change year-on-year -0.68% +4.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 1
Median hourly rate £40.00 £21.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +90.47% +40.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £23.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +70.21% -21.66%  

SQL is in the programming language skills category. The next 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 programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
North East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 312 307 266
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North East 43.03% 35.33% 40.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 206 193 167
Median daily rate £350 £325 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% +1.56%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 2 5
Median hourly rate £37.50 £18.13 £31.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +106.89% -42.46%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £15.83 £13.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.80 £20.43 £38.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +3.75% +11.11%  

SQL
Job Vacancy Trend in the North East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North East citing SQL as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Programming Languages category.

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 3 months to 30 March 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 3 months to 30 March 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 3 months to 30 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tyne and Wear -26 45 £350 +7.69% 27
Durham +8 12 £350 +204.34% 13
SQL
England

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 96 (41.92%) Windows
2 80 (34.93%) Linux
3 74 (32.31%) Microsoft
4 68 (29.69%) Unix
5 60 (26.20%) Security Cleared
6 56 (24.45%) Windows Server
7 53 (23.14%) SQL Server
8 52 (22.71%) ITIL
9 49 (21.40%) Perl
9 49 (21.40%) TCP/IP
10 48 (20.96%) Java
10 48 (20.96%) Oracle
11 47 (20.52%) VB
12 46 (20.09%) SC Cleared
13 45 (19.65%) .NET
13 45 (19.65%) MS Excel
14 44 (19.21%) Agile Software Development
15 40 (17.47%) HP
16 39 (17.03%) Active Directory
17 37 (16.16%) Shell Script
17 37 (16.16%) JavaScript
17 37 (16.16%) HP SiteScope
18 36 (15.72%) PowerShell
19 34 (14.85%) AIX
20 32 (13.97%) XML
20 32 (13.97%) Open Source
21 31 (13.54%) C#
21 31 (13.54%) DNS
22 27 (11.79%) PL/SQL
22 27 (11.79%) LDAP

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 22 (9.61%) WebLogic
2 17 (7.42%) JBoss
3 7 (3.06%) Confluence
3 7 (3.06%) Tomcat
4 6 (2.62%) SharePoint
4 6 (2.62%) WebSphere
5 5 (2.18%) Oracle Application Server
5 5 (2.18%) Oracle Workflow
6 4 (1.75%) CMS
6 4 (1.75%) Sitecore CMS
7 3 (1.31%) Apache
7 3 (1.31%) Documentum
7 3 (1.31%) FileNet
7 3 (1.31%) GeoServer
7 3 (1.31%) NServiceBus
7 3 (1.31%) SAS
7 3 (1.31%) WebSphere Application Server
8 2 (0.87%) Skype for Business
9 1 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2010
9 1 (0.44%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 45 (19.65%) MS Excel
2 14 (6.11%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (1.75%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 8 (3.49%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (1.31%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
3 2 (0.87%) Oracle EBS R12
3 2 (0.87%) Oracle iRecruitment
4 1 (0.44%) Oracle 11i
4 1 (0.44%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.44%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.44%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.44%) Oracle HRMS
4 1 (0.44%) Oracle Utilities
4 1 (0.44%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.44%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 15 (6.55%) IaaS
1 15 (6.55%) PaaS
1 15 (6.55%) SaaS
2 7 (3.06%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (2.62%) OpenShift
4 3 (1.31%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (1.31%) HP Helion
5 2 (0.87%) GitHub
5 2 (0.87%) Slack
6 1 (0.44%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.44%) AWS Lambda
6 1 (0.44%) G Suite
6 1 (0.44%) Google App Engine
6 1 (0.44%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 49 (21.40%) TCP/IP
2 31 (13.54%) DNS
3 27 (11.79%) LDAP
4 21 (9.17%) DHCP
5 13 (5.68%) Firewall
6 10 (4.37%) SSL
7 8 (3.49%) OpenLDAP
7 8 (3.49%) SSH
8 5 (2.18%) HTTP
8 5 (2.18%) HTTPS
9 3 (1.31%) FTP
9 3 (1.31%) Internet
9 3 (1.31%) Intrusion Detection
9 3 (1.31%) IP Telephony
9 3 (1.31%) iSCSI
9 3 (1.31%) NAS
9 3 (1.31%) PuTTY
9 3 (1.31%) SAN
9 3 (1.31%) WinSCP
10 2 (0.87%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (23.14%) SQL Server
2 20 (8.73%) MongoDB
3 17 (7.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 17 (7.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 16 (6.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 15 (6.55%) SQL Server 2008
6 14 (6.11%) DB2
7 13 (5.68%) BusinessObjects
7 13 (5.68%) Data Warehouse
8 12 (5.24%) Oracle Database
8 12 (5.24%) Oracle Reports
9 9 (3.93%) Relational Database
10 8 (3.49%) OLAP
11 7 (3.06%) Ingres
11 7 (3.06%) SQL Server 2012
12 6 (2.62%) NoSQL
12 6 (2.62%) OLAP Cube
12 6 (2.62%) QlikView
13 5 (2.18%) Oracle Database 12c
13 5 (2.18%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 15 (6.55%) Git (software)
1 15 (6.55%) Selenium
2 13 (5.68%) HP UFT
2 13 (5.68%) Sahi
2 13 (5.68%) WATIR
3 8 (3.49%) JIRA
4 7 (3.06%) Cucumber
4 7 (3.06%) Visual Studio
5 6 (2.62%) Team Foundation Server
6 5 (2.18%) IntelliJ
6 5 (2.18%) Jenkins
6 5 (2.18%) JUnit
6 5 (2.18%) Subversion
7 4 (1.75%) MSI
8 3 (1.31%) Ant
8 3 (1.31%) Gradle
8 3 (1.31%) Maven
8 3 (1.31%) Oracle Forms
9 2 (0.87%) Eclipse
9 2 (0.87%) Toad
General
1 14 (6.11%) Finance
2 8 (3.49%) Publishing
3 5 (2.18%) Advertising
4 3 (1.31%) Banking
4 3 (1.31%) Manufacturing
5 2 (0.87%) Billing
5 2 (0.87%) Marketing
5 2 (0.87%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.44%) Electronics
6 1 (0.44%) Legal
6 1 (0.44%) Retail
Job Titles
1 75 (32.75%) Developer
2 38 (16.59%) Support Engineer
3 27 (11.79%) DBA
4 23 (10.04%) .NET Developer
5 20 (8.73%) Automation Engineer
6 18 (7.86%) Migration Engineer
7 16 (6.99%) Administrator
8 15 (6.55%) C# Developer
9 14 (6.11%) C# .NET Developer
9 14 (6.11%) SQL DBA
10 13 (5.68%) Oracle DBA
11 11 (4.80%) Business Intelligence Developer
12 10 (4.37%) Java Developer
13 9 (3.93%) SQL Developer
14 8 (3.49%) Analyst
14 8 (3.49%) DevOps Engineer
15 7 (3.06%) Product Engineer
15 7 (3.06%) Products Support Engineer
15 7 (3.06%) SQL Server DBA
16 6 (2.62%) QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (19.65%) .NET
2 32 (13.97%) XML
3 23 (10.04%) Web Services
4 18 (7.86%) HTML
5 17 (7.42%) CSS
6 13 (5.68%) .NET Framework
6 13 (5.68%) Entity Framework
7 11 (4.80%) JSON
8 9 (3.93%) ASP.NET
8 9 (3.93%) REST
9 8 (3.49%) AngularJS
9 8 (3.49%) Node.js
9 8 (3.49%) Oracle GoldenGate
9 8 (3.49%) Software Packaging
10 7 (3.06%) React
10 7 (3.06%) WPF
11 6 (2.62%) Hibernate
11 6 (2.62%) Spring
12 5 (2.18%) Middleware
12 5 (2.18%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 24 (10.48%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (8.73%) Management Information System
3 12 (5.24%) Mainframe
4 10 (4.37%) IBM Mainframe
5 6 (2.62%) Mobile App
6 5 (2.18%) Computer Science
6 5 (2.18%) Linked Data
7 4 (1.75%) NHS
8 3 (1.31%) DataPower
9 2 (0.87%) AS400
9 2 (0.87%) Data Structures
9 2 (0.87%) FlexPod
9 2 (0.87%) iSeries
10 1 (0.44%) Credit Risk
10 1 (0.44%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.44%) Freedom of Information
10 1 (0.44%) iPad
10 1 (0.44%) Private Cloud
10 1 (0.44%) Public Cloud
10 1 (0.44%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 96 (41.92%) Windows
2 80 (34.93%) Linux
3 68 (29.69%) Unix
4 56 (24.45%) Windows Server
5 34 (14.85%) AIX
6 22 (9.61%) Windows 7
7 21 (9.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 13 (5.68%) Solaris
9 12 (5.24%) zOS
10 9 (3.93%) Windows XP
11 7 (3.06%) Android
11 7 (3.06%) Apple iOS
12 6 (2.62%) Windows Server 2003
12 6 (2.62%) Windows Server 2012
13 4 (1.75%) Windows Server 2008
14 3 (1.31%) MVS
15 2 (0.87%) VME
15 2 (0.87%) Windows 10
16 1 (0.44%) Ubuntu
16 1 (0.44%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (22.71%) ITIL
2 44 (19.21%) Agile Software Development
3 32 (13.97%) Open Source
4 26 (11.35%) DevOps
5 25 (10.92%) Business Intelligence
6 24 (10.48%) Change Management
7 22 (9.61%) ETL
7 22 (9.61%) Migration
7 22 (9.61%) TDD
8 21 (9.17%) Continuous Integration
8 21 (9.17%) Problem Management
8 21 (9.17%) Virtual Environments
9 20 (8.73%) Operational Acceptance Testing
9 20 (8.73%) Server Monitoring
10 18 (7.86%) Change Control
11 17 (7.42%) Disaster Recovery
11 17 (7.42%) Performance Tuning
12 16 (6.99%) Data Management
13 15 (6.55%) BDD
13 15 (6.55%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 49 (21.40%) Perl
2 48 (20.96%) Java
3 47 (20.52%) VB
4 37 (16.16%) JavaScript
4 37 (16.16%) Shell Script
5 36 (15.72%) PowerShell
6 31 (13.54%) C#
7 27 (11.79%) PL/SQL
8 21 (9.17%) T-SQL
9 14 (6.11%) Ruby
10 8 (3.49%) Korn
10 8 (3.49%) VB.NET
11 7 (3.06%) PHP
12 6 (2.62%) VBScript
13 3 (1.31%) Python
13 3 (1.31%) Scala
13 3 (1.31%) VB6
13 3 (1.31%) VBA
14 2 (0.87%) Bash Shell
14 2 (0.87%) RPG
Qualifications
1 60 (26.20%) Security Cleared
2 46 (20.09%) SC Cleared
3 14 (6.11%) DV Cleared
4 10 (4.37%) BPSS Clearance
5 7 (3.06%) Degree
6 2 (0.87%) Citrix Certification
6 2 (0.87%) IBM Certification
7 1 (0.44%) HND
7 1 (0.44%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.44%) OCA
7 1 (0.44%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (6.11%) QA
2 10 (4.37%) Disclosure Scotland
3 7 (3.06%) SLA
4 4 (1.75%) Data Quality
System Software
1 39 (17.03%) Active Directory
2 10 (4.37%) Docker
2 10 (4.37%) NFS
3 9 (3.93%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
4 6 (2.62%) XenApp
5 5 (2.18%) Microsoft App-V
5 5 (2.18%) Oracle Clusterware
6 4 (1.75%) VMware Infrastructure
7 3 (1.31%) XenDesktop
7 3 (1.31%) XenServer
8 2 (0.87%) Oracle RAC
9 1 (0.44%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.44%) Shibboleth
9 1 (0.44%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 37 (16.16%) HP SiteScope
2 26 (11.35%) SCCM
3 21 (9.17%) Tivoli
4 15 (6.55%) Puppet
5 11 (4.80%) Opscode Chef
6 8 (3.49%) Control-M
7 7 (3.06%) Data Guard
8 6 (2.62%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 6 (2.62%) Oracle RMAN
9 5 (2.18%) HP Operations Orchestration
10 3 (1.31%) Forum Sentry
10 3 (1.31%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 2 (0.87%) Kubernetes
11 2 (0.87%) MOM
11 2 (0.87%) SCOM
11 2 (0.87%) WSUS
12 1 (0.44%) HP Quality Center
12 1 (0.44%) OpenAM
12 1 (0.44%) Oracle Flashback
12 1 (0.44%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 74 (32.31%) Microsoft
2 48 (20.96%) Oracle
3 40 (17.47%) HP
4 21 (9.17%) Red Hat
5 18 (7.86%) IBM
6 14 (6.11%) CA
7 10 (4.37%) VMware
8 9 (3.93%) Sun
9 8 (3.49%) Cisco
10 7 (3.06%) Citrix
10 7 (3.06%) SAP
11 6 (2.62%) Siebel
12 5 (2.18%) Atlassian
12 5 (2.18%) Sitecore
13 4 (1.75%) Informatica
14 3 (1.31%) AppSense
14 3 (1.31%) Axway
14 3 (1.31%) Genesys
14 3 (1.31%) NetApp
14 3 (1.31%) Nortel
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