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 25 June 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
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 19 9 8
Rank change year-on-year -10 -1  
Contract jobs citing SQL 41 263 106
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 7.33% 16.42% 12.76%
As % of the Programming Languages category 24.12% 48.52% 37.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 158 74
Median daily rate £338 £320 £328
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.46% -2.29%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £239 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £396 £450 £451
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £340
% change year-on-year +3.44% +6.61%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 25 2
Median hourly rate £55.00 £28.50 £25.24
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +92.98% +12.93%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £32.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year +23.07% +44.44%  

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 170 542 282
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North East 30.41% 33.83% 33.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 334 196
Median daily rate £340 £320 £336
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -4.83%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £248 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £488 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 31 5
Median hourly rate £51.42 £28.75 £32.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +78.83% -10.15%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £17.90 £15.68
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £36.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year +13.33% +1.35%  

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 25 June 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
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 25 June 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 -15 20 £310 -3.12% 21
Durham +6 13 £340 - 2
SQL
England

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 36 (34.62%) Microsoft
2 32 (30.77%) .NET
3 31 (29.81%) Windows
4 30 (28.85%) JavaScript
5 29 (27.88%) SQL Server
6 28 (26.92%) C#
6 28 (26.92%) Agile Software Development
7 23 (22.12%) Security Cleared
8 21 (20.19%) .NET Framework
9 17 (16.35%) Windows Server
10 16 (15.38%) Oracle
10 16 (15.38%) ITIL
11 15 (14.42%) SC Cleared
11 15 (14.42%) PowerShell
12 14 (13.46%) Microsoft Azure
12 14 (13.46%) Entity Framework
12 14 (13.46%) Linux
13 13 (12.50%) TCP/IP
13 13 (12.50%) Migration
13 13 (12.50%) HP SiteScope
14 12 (11.54%) Scrum
14 12 (11.54%) VB
14 12 (11.54%) HTML
14 12 (11.54%) Active Directory
15 11 (10.58%) Java
15 11 (10.58%) Windows 7
16 10 (9.62%) AngularJS
16 10 (9.62%) Unix
16 10 (9.62%) HP
16 10 (9.62%) Shell Script

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 9 (8.65%) WebLogic
2 7 (6.73%) JBoss
3 6 (5.77%) Tomcat
4 4 (3.85%) Apache
5 3 (2.88%) Documentum
5 3 (2.88%) GeoServer
5 3 (2.88%) NServiceBus
5 3 (2.88%) WebSphere
6 2 (1.92%) CMS
6 2 (1.92%) Oracle Workflow
6 2 (1.92%) SharePoint
6 2 (1.92%) Skype for Business
7 1 (0.96%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.96%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.96%) IIS
7 1 (0.96%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.96%) Sitecore CMS
7 1 (0.96%) Umbraco
Applications
1 5 (4.81%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (3.85%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.92%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (1.92%) Oracle iRecruitment
1 2 (1.92%) Unit4 Business World
2 1 (0.96%) Dynamics GP
2 1 (0.96%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (0.96%) Oracle HRMS
2 1 (0.96%) Oracle Utilities
2 1 (0.96%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 14 (13.46%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.96%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.96%) AWS Lambda
2 1 (0.96%) G Suite
2 1 (0.96%) GitHub
2 1 (0.96%) Google App Engine
2 1 (0.96%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (0.96%) Office 365
2 1 (0.96%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 13 (12.50%) TCP/IP
2 8 (7.69%) DHCP
2 8 (7.69%) DNS
3 3 (2.88%) FTP
3 3 (2.88%) IP Telephony
3 3 (2.88%) PuTTY
3 3 (2.88%) WinSCP
4 2 (1.92%) HTTP
4 2 (1.92%) HTTPS
4 2 (1.92%) SSL
4 2 (1.92%) VLAN
5 1 (0.96%) Firewall
5 1 (0.96%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (27.88%) SQL Server
2 9 (8.65%) SQL Server 2012
3 7 (6.73%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (5.77%) GIS
5 5 (4.81%) MongoDB
5 5 (4.81%) MySQL
6 4 (3.85%) Oracle Reports
7 3 (2.88%) EDRMS
7 3 (2.88%) NoSQL
7 3 (2.88%) Oracle Database
7 3 (2.88%) SQL Server 2005
7 3 (2.88%) SQL Server 2014
8 2 (1.92%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
8 2 (1.92%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (1.92%) DB2
8 2 (1.92%) Oracle Discoverer
8 2 (1.92%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (1.92%) Relational Database
8 2 (1.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.96%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 7 (6.73%) Git (software)
2 6 (5.77%) IntelliJ
2 6 (5.77%) JUnit
3 4 (3.85%) Selenium
3 4 (3.85%) Subversion
3 4 (3.85%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (3.85%) Visual Studio
4 3 (2.88%) Ant
4 3 (2.88%) Eclipse
4 3 (2.88%) Gradle
4 3 (2.88%) Jenkins
4 3 (2.88%) LoadRunner
4 3 (2.88%) Maven
5 2 (1.92%) MSI
5 2 (1.92%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 2 (1.92%) Toad
6 1 (0.96%) git-flow
6 1 (0.96%) JIRA
General
1 7 (6.73%) Finance
2 2 (1.92%) Advertising
2 2 (1.92%) Marketing
3 1 (0.96%) Billing
3 1 (0.96%) Electronics
3 1 (0.96%) General Ledger
3 1 (0.96%) Legal
3 1 (0.96%) Local Government
3 1 (0.96%) Manufacturing
3 1 (0.96%) Publishing
3 1 (0.96%) Retail
3 1 (0.96%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 49 (47.12%) Developer
2 26 (25.00%) .NET Developer
3 17 (16.35%) C# .NET Developer
3 17 (16.35%) C# Developer
4 16 (15.38%) Support Engineer
5 10 (9.62%) DBA
5 10 (9.62%) Java Developer
6 9 (8.65%) Analyst
6 9 (8.65%) SQL DBA
7 8 (7.69%) Migration Engineer
8 6 (5.77%) .NET Software Developer
8 6 (5.77%) Applications Support
8 6 (5.77%) Automation Engineer
8 6 (5.77%) C# Software Developer
8 6 (5.77%) Consultant
8 6 (5.77%) Software Developer
9 5 (4.81%) Applications Engineer
9 5 (4.81%) Applications Support Engineer
10 4 (3.85%) Test Analyst
11 3 (2.88%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (30.77%) .NET
2 21 (20.19%) .NET Framework
3 14 (13.46%) Entity Framework
4 12 (11.54%) HTML
5 10 (9.62%) AngularJS
6 9 (8.65%) REST
6 9 (8.65%) XML
7 8 (7.69%) CSS
7 8 (7.69%) JSON
8 6 (5.77%) Hibernate
8 6 (5.77%) J2EE
8 6 (5.77%) SignalR
8 6 (5.77%) SOAP
8 6 (5.77%) Spring
8 6 (5.77%) Web Services
9 5 (4.81%) ASP.NET
9 5 (4.81%) Java EE
10 4 (3.85%) HTML5
11 3 (2.88%) Play Framework
11 3 (2.88%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 7 (6.73%) Management Information System
2 5 (4.81%) Replication
3 4 (3.85%) Clustering
4 3 (2.88%) Data Structures
5 2 (1.92%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (1.92%) AS400
5 2 (1.92%) iSeries
5 2 (1.92%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.96%) Driving Licence
6 1 (0.96%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.96%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (0.96%) iPad
6 1 (0.96%) Linked Data
6 1 (0.96%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 31 (29.81%) Windows
2 17 (16.35%) Windows Server
3 14 (13.46%) Linux
4 11 (10.58%) Windows 7
5 10 (9.62%) Unix
6 3 (2.88%) AIX
6 3 (2.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (2.88%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (2.88%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (1.92%) MVS
7 2 (1.92%) Windows 10
7 2 (1.92%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (1.92%) Windows XP
7 2 (1.92%) zOS
8 1 (0.96%) Android
8 1 (0.96%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.96%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.96%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (26.92%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (15.38%) ITIL
3 13 (12.50%) Migration
4 12 (11.54%) Scrum
5 9 (8.65%) Continuous Integration
5 9 (8.65%) MVC
5 9 (8.65%) OO
5 9 (8.65%) SOA
5 9 (8.65%) Software Engineering
6 8 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
6 8 (7.69%) Continuous Improvement
6 8 (7.69%) Incident Management
6 8 (7.69%) Quality Management
6 8 (7.69%) SDLC
6 8 (7.69%) UML
6 8 (7.69%) Virtual Environments
7 7 (6.73%) CRM
7 7 (6.73%) Test Automation
7 7 (6.73%) Waterfall
8 6 (5.77%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 30 (28.85%) JavaScript
2 28 (26.92%) C#
3 15 (14.42%) PowerShell
4 12 (11.54%) VB
5 11 (10.58%) Java
6 10 (9.62%) Shell Script
7 8 (7.69%) Perl
7 8 (7.69%) PL/SQL
8 6 (5.77%) T-SQL
8 6 (5.77%) VB.NET
9 5 (4.81%) PHP
9 5 (4.81%) VBA
10 4 (3.85%) REXX
11 3 (2.88%) Scala
11 3 (2.88%) VB6
12 2 (1.92%) RPG
12 2 (1.92%) Tcl
13 1 (0.96%) Bash Shell
13 1 (0.96%) C
13 1 (0.96%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 23 (22.12%) Security Cleared
2 15 (14.42%) SC Cleared
3 5 (4.81%) Degree
3 5 (4.81%) DV Cleared
4 4 (3.85%) ISTQB
5 2 (1.92%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (1.92%) ISEB
6 1 (0.96%) HND
6 1 (0.96%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.96%) MCTS
6 1 (0.96%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.88%) Disclosure Scotland
1 3 (2.88%) SLA
2 2 (1.92%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.96%) Data Quality
System Software
1 12 (11.54%) Active Directory
2 4 (3.85%) Docker
3 2 (1.92%) Time Sharing Option
4 1 (0.96%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (0.96%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (0.96%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.96%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 13 (12.50%) HP SiteScope
2 8 (7.69%) SCCM
3 7 (6.73%) Puppet
4 4 (3.85%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 3 (2.88%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (2.88%) Tivoli
6 2 (1.92%) HP Operations Orchestration
6 2 (1.92%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (1.92%) Microsoft Clustering
6 2 (1.92%) OMEGAMON
6 2 (1.92%) Perfmon
7 1 (0.96%) Failover Clustering
7 1 (0.96%) Kubernetes
7 1 (0.96%) MOM
7 1 (0.96%) SCOM
Vendors
1 36 (34.62%) Microsoft
2 16 (15.38%) Oracle
3 10 (9.62%) HP
4 5 (4.81%) Cisco
5 3 (2.88%) CA
5 3 (2.88%) Genesys
5 3 (2.88%) Nortel
5 3 (2.88%) Siebel
5 3 (2.88%) Verint
5 3 (2.88%) VMware
5 3 (2.88%) webMethods
6 2 (1.92%) BMC
6 2 (1.92%) IBM
6 2 (1.92%) ServiceNow
6 2 (1.92%) Sitecore
7 1 (0.96%) Apple
7 1 (0.96%) Citrix
7 1 (0.96%) Informatica
7 1 (0.96%) JD Edwards
7 1 (0.96%) NetApp
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