Period
to 16 July 2019

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 16 July 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 West
6 months to
16 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 3 6 5
Rank change year-on-year +3 -1 +1
Contract jobs citing SQL 714 828 767
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 13.44% 13.44% 13.57%
As % of the Programming Languages category 33.15% 31.39% 35.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 510 586 504
North West median daily rate £378 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.73% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £275 £260 £256
90th Percentile £551 £501 £509
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 30 43
North West median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.33% -3.85% +75.12%
10th Percentile £16.38 £12.75 £11.75
90th Percentile £63.75 £51.63 £44.00
England median hourly rate £31.50 £25.01 £39.50
% change year-on-year +25.97% -36.70% +38.60%

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 2,154 2,638 2,163
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 40.56% 42.80% 38.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,485 1,796 1,455
North West median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% +3.33%
10th Percentile £300 £285 £263
90th Percentile £575 £545 £506
England median daily rate £480 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 61 109
North West median hourly rate £41.00 £37.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.33% -6.25% +23.08%
10th Percentile £12.82 £12.75 £12.00
90th Percentile £53.75 £51.25 £47.75
England median hourly rate £43.25 £41.50 £41.25
% change year-on-year +4.22% +0.61% +10.00%

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 16 July 2019.

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 16 July 2019.

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 16 July 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
Manchester 0 370 £388 +3.33% 318
Lancashire +7 132 £400 -7.71% 44
Cheshire -1 102 £350 -6.67% 107
Merseyside -1 70 £425 +17.24% 42
Cumbria +4 9 £325 -13.33% 4
SQL
England

For the 6 months to 16 July 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 West region with a requirement for SQL.

1 211 (29.55%) SQL Server
2 207 (28.99%) .NET
3 187 (26.19%) C#
4 163 (22.83%) Business Intelligence
5 153 (21.43%) Microsoft
6 147 (20.59%) Agile Software Development
7 123 (17.23%) Oracle
8 111 (15.55%) Migration
9 110 (15.41%) JavaScript
10 109 (15.27%) Microsoft Azure
11 99 (13.87%) Windows
12 89 (12.46%) Java
13 85 (11.90%) MVC
14 84 (11.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 83 (11.62%) Finance
16 77 (10.78%) HTML
17 74 (10.36%) ASP.NET
17 74 (10.36%) ETL
18 70 (9.80%) JIRA
19 69 (9.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
19 69 (9.66%) Power BI
19 69 (9.66%) Power Platform
20 66 (9.24%) Data Migration
21 65 (9.10%) CSS
22 63 (8.82%) Python
23 62 (8.68%) NoSQL
24 61 (8.54%) Analytical Skills
24 61 (8.54%) T-SQL
24 61 (8.54%) Data Warehouse
25 60 (8.40%) Analytics

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 46 (6.44%) SharePoint
2 33 (4.62%) Apache Spark
3 21 (2.94%) SAS
4 16 (2.24%) Confluence
5 14 (1.96%) IIS
6 11 (1.54%) Apache
7 10 (1.40%) SharePoint 2010
8 7 (0.98%) Apache Pig
9 6 (0.84%) MS Exchange
9 6 (0.84%) WebLogic
10 4 (0.56%) Elasticsearch
11 3 (0.42%) BizTalk Server
11 3 (0.42%) CMS
11 3 (0.42%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 3 (0.42%) SharePoint 2013
11 3 (0.42%) Tomcat
11 3 (0.42%) Tuxedo
11 3 (0.42%) WebSphere
12 2 (0.28%) OpenROAD
12 2 (0.28%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 35 (4.90%) Microsoft Excel
2 23 (3.22%) Stata
3 20 (2.80%) SPSS
4 9 (1.26%) Microsoft Office
5 4 (0.56%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (0.42%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 1 (0.14%) Fireworks
7 1 (0.14%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 33 (4.62%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.98%) SAP FI
3 6 (0.84%) Dynamics NAV
4 5 (0.70%) Maximo
5 4 (0.56%) Dynamics AX
6 3 (0.42%) Oracle 11i
6 3 (0.42%) Oracle Applications
6 3 (0.42%) Oracle Assets
6 3 (0.42%) Oracle EBS
6 3 (0.42%) Oracle General Ledger
6 3 (0.42%) Oracle Payables
6 3 (0.42%) Oracle Receivables
7 2 (0.28%) Oracle BPM
7 2 (0.28%) Remedy ITSM
7 2 (0.28%) Siebel CRM
8 1 (0.14%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 1 (0.14%) HFM
8 1 (0.14%) Oracle Financials
8 1 (0.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 1 (0.14%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 109 (15.27%) Microsoft Azure
2 69 (9.66%) Power Platform
3 48 (6.72%) Amazon AWS
4 23 (3.22%) Office 365
5 20 (2.80%) Dynamics 365
6 11 (1.54%) Azure Data Factory
6 11 (1.54%) Serverless
7 10 (1.40%) Kong
8 7 (0.98%) Amazon S3
8 7 (0.98%) PaaS
9 6 (0.84%) Amazon EC2
9 6 (0.84%) AWS CloudFormation
9 6 (0.84%) Azure Functions
10 5 (0.70%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 5 (0.70%) Cloud Computing
10 5 (0.70%) GitHub
10 5 (0.70%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 4 (0.56%) Akamai
11 4 (0.56%) Amazon SQS
11 4 (0.56%) AWS CloudTrail
Communications & Networking
1 12 (1.68%) Firewall
2 9 (1.26%) DNS
3 6 (0.84%) TCP/IP
4 5 (0.70%) DHCP
5 4 (0.56%) Internet
5 4 (0.56%) SAN
6 3 (0.42%) FTP
7 2 (0.28%) Intranet
7 2 (0.28%) IPsec
7 2 (0.28%) LAN
7 2 (0.28%) MPLS
7 2 (0.28%) NAS
7 2 (0.28%) PBX
7 2 (0.28%) VLAN
7 2 (0.28%) VPN
7 2 (0.28%) WAN
8 1 (0.14%) HTTP
8 1 (0.14%) OpenLDAP
8 1 (0.14%) Skype
8 1 (0.14%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 211 (29.55%) SQL Server
2 84 (11.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 69 (9.66%) Power BI
3 69 (9.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 62 (8.68%) NoSQL
5 61 (8.54%) Data Warehouse
6 44 (6.16%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 37 (5.18%) MongoDB
8 35 (4.90%) Oracle Database
9 28 (3.92%) Big Data
10 27 (3.78%) MySQL
11 26 (3.64%) QlikView
12 25 (3.50%) Hadoop
13 24 (3.36%) PostgreSQL
14 22 (3.08%) Azure SQL Database
15 20 (2.80%) Relational Database
16 17 (2.38%) SQL Server 2012
17 16 (2.24%) BusinessObjects
17 16 (2.24%) Oracle Reports
18 15 (2.10%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 70 (9.80%) JIRA
2 43 (6.02%) Git (software)
3 41 (5.74%) Jenkins
4 26 (3.64%) Selenium
5 23 (3.22%) Visual Studio
6 22 (3.08%) Maven
7 21 (2.94%) Cucumber
8 20 (2.80%) JUnit
9 14 (1.96%) Team Foundation Server
10 12 (1.68%) gulp
10 12 (1.68%) SonarQube
11 11 (1.54%) GitLab
12 10 (1.40%) Artifactory
12 10 (1.40%) SoapUI
12 10 (1.40%) Sonatype Nexus
12 10 (1.40%) Subversion
13 7 (0.98%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 7 (0.98%) Gradle
13 7 (0.98%) Oracle Forms
14 6 (0.84%) TeamCity
General
1 83 (11.62%) Finance
2 30 (4.20%) Retail
3 28 (3.92%) Banking
4 14 (1.96%) Legal
5 13 (1.82%) Law
5 13 (1.82%) Marketing
6 7 (0.98%) Automotive
6 7 (0.98%) Back Office
6 7 (0.98%) Billing
6 7 (0.98%) Investment Banking
6 7 (0.98%) Telecoms
7 6 (0.84%) Manufacturing
8 3 (0.42%) Games
8 3 (0.42%) Local Government
9 2 (0.28%) Advertising
9 2 (0.28%) Electronics
9 2 (0.28%) Private Banking
10 1 (0.14%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.14%) Front Office
10 1 (0.14%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 335 (46.92%) Developer
2 98 (13.73%) .NET Developer
3 85 (11.90%) Analyst
4 80 (11.20%) SQL Developer
5 58 (8.12%) C# Developer
6 47 (6.58%) DBA
7 46 (6.44%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 45 (6.30%) C# .NET Developer
9 35 (4.90%) SQL DBA
10 31 (4.34%) Java Developer
11 28 (3.92%) Full Stack Developer
11 28 (3.92%) Software Developer
12 26 (3.64%) Administrator
12 26 (3.64%) Data Analyst
12 26 (3.64%) Test Analyst
13 25 (3.50%) Tester
14 21 (2.94%) Architect
14 21 (2.94%) Data Engineer
15 20 (2.80%) Consultant
15 20 (2.80%) VB.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 207 (28.99%) .NET
2 77 (10.78%) HTML
3 74 (10.36%) ASP.NET
4 65 (9.10%) CSS
5 51 (7.14%) .NET Framework
6 50 (7.00%) AngularJS
7 44 (6.16%) Web Services
8 42 (5.88%) jQuery
9 39 (5.46%) REST
10 35 (4.90%) Spring
10 35 (4.90%) Spring Boot
11 32 (4.48%) XML
12 26 (3.64%) ASP.NET MVC
12 26 (3.64%) Entity Framework
12 26 (3.64%) SOAP
13 24 (3.36%) JSON
13 24 (3.36%) React
13 24 (3.36%) WCF
14 22 (3.08%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 22 (3.08%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 61 (8.54%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (2.80%) Management Information System
2 20 (2.80%) User Experience
3 18 (2.52%) Data Centre
4 17 (2.38%) NHS
5 14 (1.96%) Algorithms
5 14 (1.96%) Self-Motivation
6 13 (1.82%) Enterprise Software
7 10 (1.40%) Clustering
7 10 (1.40%) Mobile App
8 9 (1.26%) Driving Licence
9 7 (0.98%) Greenfield Project
9 7 (0.98%) PMI
9 7 (0.98%) Replication
10 5 (0.70%) CMDB
10 5 (0.70%) Virtual Team
11 4 (0.56%) AS400
11 4 (0.56%) Data Structures
12 3 (0.42%) Hybrid Cloud
12 3 (0.42%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 99 (13.87%) Windows
2 44 (6.16%) Windows Server
3 30 (4.20%) Linux
4 26 (3.64%) Unix
5 11 (1.54%) Solaris
6 9 (1.26%) Windows Server 2003
7 8 (1.12%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (0.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 6 (0.84%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (0.70%) Windows NT
10 4 (0.56%) Android
10 4 (0.56%) CentOS
10 4 (0.56%) Windows 10
11 2 (0.28%) Apple iOS
11 2 (0.28%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 163 (22.83%) Business Intelligence
2 147 (20.59%) Agile Software Development
3 111 (15.55%) Migration
4 85 (11.90%) MVC
5 74 (10.36%) ETL
6 66 (9.24%) Data Migration
7 60 (8.40%) Analytics
8 53 (7.42%) Data Modelling
8 53 (7.42%) Test Automation
9 50 (7.00%) CRM
10 47 (6.58%) Problem-Solving
11 45 (6.30%) Visualisation
12 44 (6.16%) DevOps
13 43 (6.02%) ITIL
14 41 (5.74%) Microservices
14 41 (5.74%) Workflow
15 40 (5.60%) Software Engineering
16 39 (5.46%) Continuous Integration
17 38 (5.32%) Stakeholder Management
18 37 (5.18%) Data Analytics
Programming Languages
1 187 (26.19%) C#
2 110 (15.41%) JavaScript
3 89 (12.46%) Java
4 63 (8.82%) Python
5 61 (8.54%) T-SQL
6 38 (5.32%) VB.NET
7 26 (3.64%) PowerShell
7 26 (3.64%) VBA
8 24 (3.36%) PL/SQL
9 16 (2.24%) Shell Script
10 13 (1.82%) R
10 13 (1.82%) Scala
11 11 (1.54%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
11 11 (1.54%) VB
12 9 (1.26%) Bash Shell
13 8 (1.12%) Java 8
14 7 (0.98%) PHP
15 6 (0.84%) VB6
16 4 (0.56%) C
16 4 (0.56%) X++
Qualifications
1 33 (4.62%) Degree
2 30 (4.20%) Security Cleared
3 28 (3.92%) SC Cleared
4 8 (1.12%) BPSS Clearance
5 7 (0.98%) Master's Degree
5 7 (0.98%) PhD
5 7 (0.98%) PMI Certification
6 6 (0.84%) ISEB
6 6 (0.84%) ISTQB
6 6 (0.84%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 5 (0.70%) Microsoft Certification
8 4 (0.56%) MCITP
8 4 (0.56%) MCTS
9 3 (0.42%) DBS Check
9 3 (0.42%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (0.28%) Computer Science Degree
10 2 (0.28%) HPE ATP
11 1 (0.14%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 1 (0.14%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 1 (0.14%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (2.52%) QA
2 17 (2.38%) Data Quality
3 3 (0.42%) IFRS
4 2 (0.28%) GDPR
4 2 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.28%) PA-DSS
4 2 (0.28%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.14%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.14%) WCAG
System Software
1 34 (4.76%) Active Directory
2 24 (3.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (1.54%) Docker
4 6 (0.84%) Apache Flume
5 5 (0.70%) Hyper-V
6 3 (0.42%) RACF
7 2 (0.28%) HDFS
7 2 (0.28%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (0.28%) XenApp
8 1 (0.14%) BitLocker
8 1 (0.14%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.14%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.14%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 11 (1.54%) SCCM
2 10 (1.40%) Microsoft Clustering
3 7 (0.98%) Ansible
3 7 (0.98%) Oozie
4 5 (0.70%) HP Quality Center
4 5 (0.70%) Kubernetes
4 5 (0.70%) Oracle Identity Management
4 5 (0.70%) Puppet
5 3 (0.42%) Failover Clustering
5 3 (0.42%) Kibana
5 3 (0.42%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (0.42%) SCOM
6 2 (0.28%) EnCase
6 2 (0.28%) HP ALM
6 2 (0.28%) logstash
6 2 (0.28%) Single Sign-On
6 2 (0.28%) Terraform
7 1 (0.14%) EMC NetWorker
7 1 (0.14%) SCOrch
7 1 (0.14%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 153 (21.43%) Microsoft
2 123 (17.23%) Oracle
3 50 (7.00%) Tableau
4 36 (5.04%) VMware
5 20 (2.80%) SAP
6 11 (1.54%) Databricks
6 11 (1.54%) Red Hat
7 10 (1.40%) ServiceNow
8 9 (1.26%) HP
8 9 (1.26%) Siebel
9 8 (1.12%) Citrix
9 8 (1.12%) IBM
9 8 (1.12%) NetApp
10 7 (0.98%) Cognos
10 7 (0.98%) TIBCO
11 6 (0.84%) Cloudera
11 6 (0.84%) Google
11 6 (0.84%) Informatica
12 5 (0.70%) Atlassian
12 5 (0.70%) RedGate