Period
to 21 November 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 21 November 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 West
6 months to
21 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 7 5 5
Rank change year-on-year -2 0 0
Contract jobs citing SQL 788 687 914
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 13.22% 11.97% 13.40%
As % of the Programming Languages category 30.94% 31.51% 36.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 569 490 622
North West median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.14% -1.58%
10th Percentile £270 £270 £233
90th Percentile £532 £589 £474
England median daily rate £450 £438 £400
% change year-on-year +2.86% +9.38% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 42 27
North West median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +81.82% -40.54%
10th Percentile £15.75 £11.75 £13.70
90th Percentile £46.25 £46.21 £42.50
England median hourly rate £29.50 £27.50 £28.00
% change year-on-year +7.27% -1.79% +0.79%

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 West with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 2,547 2,180 2,503
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 42.73% 37.98% 36.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,764 1,498 1,723
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% -
10th Percentile £300 £281 £263
90th Percentile £556 £525 £500
England median daily rate £475 £460 £425
% change year-on-year +3.26% +8.24% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 78 60
North West median hourly rate £33.75 £40.00 £29.01
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.63% +37.87% -22.63%
10th Percentile £15.75 £12.00 £13.15
90th Percentile £44.43 £51.71 £42.63
England median hourly rate £42.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +5.00% +6.67% +0.13%

SQL
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing SQL as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for SQL in the North West

SQL
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SQL in the North West.

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL in the North West

SQL
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL in the North West over the 6 months to 21 November 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SQL in the North West

SQL
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL in the North West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL in the North West

SQL
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL in the North West over the 6 months to 21 November 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for SQL in the North West

SQL
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 West region over the 6 months to 21 November 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
Manchester -2 405 £375 -3.23% 280
Cheshire +3 170 £375 +3.81% 123
Lancashire +1 98 £417 -1.82% 50
Merseyside +6 87 £390 +7.14% 44
Cumbria +4 10 £340 -9.33% 5
SQL
England

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 West region with a requirement for SQL.

1 247 (31.35%) SQL Server
2 224 (28.43%) .NET
3 223 (28.30%) C#
4 216 (27.41%) Agile Software Development
5 171 (21.70%) Microsoft
6 157 (19.92%) Oracle
7 128 (16.24%) JavaScript
7 128 (16.24%) Business Intelligence
8 124 (15.74%) Microsoft Azure
9 118 (14.97%) Windows
10 115 (14.59%) Java
11 114 (14.47%) ETL
12 107 (13.58%) MVC
13 100 (12.69%) T-SQL
14 92 (11.68%) HTML
15 89 (11.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 88 (11.17%) Data Warehouse
17 87 (11.04%) JIRA
18 84 (10.66%) Web Services
19 82 (10.41%) Linux
20 79 (10.03%) Git (software)
21 77 (9.77%) TDD
22 76 (9.64%) Finance
22 76 (9.64%) Windows Server
23 74 (9.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
24 73 (9.26%) Continuous Integration
25 70 (8.88%) Test Automation
25 70 (8.88%) ASP.NET
26 68 (8.63%) AngularJS
27 67 (8.50%) CSS

SQL
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 23 (2.92%) SharePoint
2 20 (2.54%) IIS
2 20 (2.54%) Tuxedo
3 16 (2.03%) MS Exchange
4 13 (1.65%) Confluence
5 12 (1.52%) Apache Spark
5 12 (1.52%) Elasticsearch
6 9 (1.14%) SAS
6 9 (1.14%) WebSphere
7 7 (0.89%) Apache Solr
7 7 (0.89%) Exchange Server 2010
8 6 (0.76%) CMS
8 6 (0.76%) Mule
8 6 (0.76%) OpenEdge
8 6 (0.76%) Tomcat
9 5 (0.63%) ArcGIS
10 4 (0.51%) Apache
10 4 (0.51%) JBoss
10 4 (0.51%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 3 (0.38%) OpenStack
Applications
1 32 (4.06%) Microsoft Excel
2 20 (2.54%) Microsoft Office
3 9 (1.14%) Microsoft Project
4 3 (0.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.13%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.13%) Fireworks
5 1 (0.13%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.13%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 23 (2.92%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.63%) Visualfiles
3 4 (0.51%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (0.51%) Elite 3E
3 4 (0.51%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (0.38%) Distributed Ledger
4 3 (0.38%) Dynamics NAV
4 3 (0.38%) Oracle Applications
4 3 (0.38%) Oracle EBS R12
4 3 (0.38%) Teamcenter
5 2 (0.25%) Oracle 11i
5 2 (0.25%) Oracle Assets
5 2 (0.25%) Oracle ERP
5 2 (0.25%) Oracle General Ledger
5 2 (0.25%) Oracle Payables
5 2 (0.25%) Oracle Receivables
5 2 (0.25%) Sage 200
6 1 (0.13%) Primavera
6 1 (0.13%) SAP FI
6 1 (0.13%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 124 (15.74%) Microsoft Azure
2 38 (4.82%) Amazon AWS
3 29 (3.68%) Office 365
4 20 (2.54%) Dynamics 365
5 17 (2.16%) GitHub
6 16 (2.03%) Azure Active Directory
7 9 (1.14%) Amazon EC2
7 9 (1.14%) Amazon S3
7 9 (1.14%) IaaS
8 6 (0.76%) Apigee
8 6 (0.76%) PaaS
9 4 (0.51%) Amazon Glacier
9 4 (0.51%) AWS CloudFormation
9 4 (0.51%) Azure Data Factory
9 4 (0.51%) Serverless
9 4 (0.51%) Slack
10 3 (0.38%) Amazon ELB
10 3 (0.38%) Cloud Computing
10 3 (0.38%) SuccessFactors
10 3 (0.38%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 21 (2.66%) LAN
2 15 (1.90%) WAN
3 12 (1.52%) Firewall
3 12 (1.52%) SMS
4 9 (1.14%) DHCP
4 9 (1.14%) DNS
4 9 (1.14%) Internet
5 8 (1.02%) SAN
6 7 (0.89%) Fibre Channel
6 7 (0.89%) HTTP
6 7 (0.89%) NAS
7 6 (0.76%) Skype
8 3 (0.38%) VPN
9 2 (0.25%) Intranet
9 2 (0.25%) iSCSI
9 2 (0.25%) Network Security
9 2 (0.25%) TCP/IP
10 1 (0.13%) HTTPS
10 1 (0.13%) Kerberos
10 1 (0.13%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 247 (31.35%) SQL Server
2 89 (11.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 88 (11.17%) Data Warehouse
4 74 (9.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 67 (8.50%) Power BI
6 64 (8.12%) PostgreSQL
7 63 (7.99%) NoSQL
7 63 (7.99%) Relational Database
8 57 (7.23%) MySQL
9 38 (4.82%) MongoDB
10 33 (4.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 31 (3.93%) Azure SQL Database
11 31 (3.93%) BusinessObjects
12 29 (3.68%) Big Data
13 26 (3.30%) SQL Server 2000
13 26 (3.30%) SQL Server 2016
14 23 (2.92%) Hadoop
15 21 (2.66%) Oracle Database
16 19 (2.41%) QlikView
16 19 (2.41%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 87 (11.04%) JIRA
2 79 (10.03%) Git (software)
3 38 (4.82%) Jenkins
4 36 (4.57%) Selenium
5 31 (3.93%) AccuRev
6 29 (3.68%) Visual Studio
7 25 (3.17%) Cucumber
8 23 (2.92%) JMeter
9 20 (2.54%) Maven
9 20 (2.54%) Visual Studio Team System
10 19 (2.41%) Artifactory
10 19 (2.41%) JUnit
11 18 (2.28%) Octopus Deploy
12 14 (1.78%) Eclipse
12 14 (1.78%) SoapUI
13 13 (1.65%) GitLab
14 10 (1.27%) Subversion
14 10 (1.27%) Team Foundation Server
14 10 (1.27%) TeamCity
15 9 (1.14%) SonarQube
General
1 76 (9.64%) Finance
2 35 (4.44%) Retail
3 22 (2.79%) Legal
4 21 (2.66%) Banking
5 18 (2.28%) Law
6 9 (1.14%) Billing
7 8 (1.02%) Automotive
7 8 (1.02%) Financial Institution
8 7 (0.89%) Investment Banking
9 5 (0.63%) Back Office
9 5 (0.63%) Manufacturing
9 5 (0.63%) Marketing
10 4 (0.51%) Retail Banking
10 4 (0.51%) Telecoms
11 3 (0.38%) Advertising
11 3 (0.38%) Games
11 3 (0.38%) Local Government
12 2 (0.25%) Front Office
12 2 (0.25%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.13%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 438 (55.58%) Developer
2 126 (15.99%) .NET Developer
3 109 (13.83%) SQL Developer
4 85 (10.79%) Analyst
5 79 (10.03%) C# Developer
6 65 (8.25%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 56 (7.11%) C# .NET Developer
8 47 (5.96%) Java Developer
9 36 (4.57%) Software Developer
10 34 (4.31%) DevOps Engineer
11 30 (3.81%) DBA
12 29 (3.68%) Senior Developer
13 25 (3.17%) SQL DBA
14 24 (3.05%) Full Stack Developer
15 22 (2.79%) C# Software Developer
15 22 (2.79%) Test Analyst
16 21 (2.66%) Applications Support
16 21 (2.66%) Tester
16 21 (2.66%) VB.NET Developer
17 20 (2.54%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 224 (28.43%) .NET
2 92 (11.68%) HTML
3 84 (10.66%) Web Services
4 70 (8.88%) ASP.NET
5 68 (8.63%) AngularJS
6 67 (8.50%) CSS
7 59 (7.49%) XML
8 51 (6.47%) jQuery
9 48 (6.09%) .NET Framework
10 47 (5.96%) RESTful
11 46 (5.84%) Spring
12 45 (5.71%) SOAP
13 42 (5.33%) WinForms
14 38 (4.82%) JSON
15 36 (4.57%) WPF
16 34 (4.31%) Middleware
16 34 (4.31%) React
17 33 (4.19%) WCF
18 30 (3.81%) ASP.NET Web API
19 29 (3.68%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 62 (7.87%) Analytical Skills
2 35 (4.44%) Computer Science
3 26 (3.30%) Greenfield Project
4 17 (2.16%) Data Structures
5 16 (2.03%) Management Information System
6 15 (1.90%) Enterprise Software
7 14 (1.78%) NHS
8 12 (1.52%) Data Centre
8 12 (1.52%) Semantic Web
8 12 (1.52%) User Experience
9 11 (1.40%) Mobile App
10 10 (1.27%) Self-Motivation
11 7 (0.89%) Clustering
12 5 (0.63%) Cloud Native
12 5 (0.63%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 5 (0.63%) Fat Client
12 5 (0.63%) Taxonomies
12 5 (0.63%) Thin Client
13 4 (0.51%) Replication
14 3 (0.38%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 118 (14.97%) Windows
2 82 (10.41%) Linux
3 76 (9.64%) Windows Server
4 60 (7.61%) Unix
5 14 (1.78%) Windows 10
6 12 (1.52%) Windows Server 2008
7 11 (1.40%) CentOS
8 10 (1.27%) Windows 7
9 8 (1.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 8 (1.02%) Windows Server 2012
10 5 (0.63%) Android
10 5 (0.63%) Apple iOS
10 5 (0.63%) Data ONTAP
10 5 (0.63%) Windows Server 2003
11 4 (0.51%) Oracle Linux
12 2 (0.25%) AIX
12 2 (0.25%) Solaris
13 1 (0.13%) HPUX
13 1 (0.13%) VMS
13 1 (0.13%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 216 (27.41%) Agile Software Development
2 128 (16.24%) Business Intelligence
3 114 (14.47%) ETL
4 107 (13.58%) MVC
5 77 (9.77%) TDD
6 73 (9.26%) Continuous Integration
7 70 (8.88%) Test Automation
8 66 (8.38%) E-Commerce
9 63 (7.99%) Problem-Solving
10 62 (7.87%) Migration
11 56 (7.11%) DevOps
12 46 (5.84%) Analytics
13 45 (5.71%) Data Modelling
14 44 (5.58%) Scrum
15 43 (5.46%) BDD
15 43 (5.46%) SDLC
16 38 (4.82%) Data Analysis
17 36 (4.57%) CRM
17 36 (4.57%) SOA
18 34 (4.31%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 223 (28.30%) C#
2 128 (16.24%) JavaScript
3 115 (14.59%) Java
4 100 (12.69%) T-SQL
5 55 (6.98%) Python
6 45 (5.71%) VB.NET
7 42 (5.33%) PL/SQL
8 39 (4.95%) Shell Script
9 38 (4.82%) Perl
10 32 (4.06%) PHP
10 32 (4.06%) PowerShell
11 26 (3.30%) Java 8
12 25 (3.17%) VB
13 21 (2.66%) Ruby
14 17 (2.16%) VBA
15 11 (1.40%) TypeScript
16 10 (1.27%) VBScript
17 9 (1.14%) R
17 9 (1.14%) Scala
18 7 (0.89%) C++
Qualifications
1 45 (5.71%) Security Cleared
2 42 (5.33%) Degree
3 35 (4.44%) SC Cleared
4 6 (0.76%) BPSS Clearance
5 5 (0.63%) Computer Science Degree
5 5 (0.63%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (0.51%) DBS Check
6 4 (0.51%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 4 (0.51%) MCSE
6 4 (0.51%) Postgraduate
7 3 (0.38%) ISEB
8 2 (0.25%) ISTQB
8 2 (0.25%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 2 (0.25%) SAS Certification
9 1 (0.13%) Analytics IQ
9 1 (0.13%) Chartered Engineer
9 1 (0.13%) CISM
9 1 (0.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 1 (0.13%) Master's Degree
9 1 (0.13%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (3.55%) QA
2 17 (2.16%) Data Quality
3 6 (0.76%) WAI
4 5 (0.63%) GDPR
4 5 (0.63%) PMO
5 4 (0.51%) SLA
System Software
1 43 (5.46%) Active Directory
2 21 (2.66%) Docker
3 11 (1.40%) Virtual Machines
4 10 (1.27%) VMware Infrastructure
5 8 (1.02%) Hyper-V
6 5 (0.63%) NFS
6 5 (0.63%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (0.51%) Microsoft App-V
7 4 (0.51%) Xen
7 4 (0.51%) XenApp
8 3 (0.38%) vSphere
9 2 (0.25%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 2 (0.25%) etcd
9 2 (0.25%) HDFS
9 2 (0.25%) Oracle RAC
9 2 (0.25%) XenServer
10 1 (0.13%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 1 (0.13%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 28 (3.55%) Puppet
2 22 (2.79%) SCCM
3 10 (1.27%) Terraform
4 8 (1.02%) Kibana
4 8 (1.02%) SCOM
4 8 (1.02%) WSUS
5 6 (0.76%) Kubernetes
5 6 (0.76%) logstash
6 5 (0.63%) BladeLogic
6 5 (0.63%) Grafana
6 5 (0.63%) Microsoft Intune
6 5 (0.63%) NetApp OnCommand
6 5 (0.63%) vCenter Server
7 4 (0.51%) McAfee ePO
7 4 (0.51%) Opscode Chef
7 4 (0.51%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 3 (0.38%) Ansible
8 3 (0.38%) Packer
8 3 (0.38%) Prometheus
8 3 (0.38%) ThinApp
Vendors
1 171 (21.70%) Microsoft
2 157 (19.92%) Oracle
3 40 (5.08%) VMware
4 31 (3.93%) SAP
5 26 (3.30%) Tableau
6 14 (1.78%) Citrix
7 13 (1.65%) Google
8 11 (1.40%) IBM
9 9 (1.14%) Informatica
9 9 (1.14%) Red Hat
10 8 (1.02%) Talend
10 8 (1.02%) Teradata
11 7 (0.89%) Cisco
11 7 (0.89%) Cognos
11 7 (0.89%) HP
12 6 (0.76%) Hortonworks
13 5 (0.63%) Brocade
13 5 (0.63%) Clearswift
13 5 (0.63%) ESRI
13 5 (0.63%) ServiceNow