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 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 West
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 5 7 6
Rank change year-on-year +2 -1  
Contract jobs citing SQL 380 469 470
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 14.61% 12.06% 13.02%
As % of the Programming Languages category 36.79% 32.57% 41.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 259 304 294
Median daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £232 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £365 £350
% change year-on-year -0.68% +4.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 21 17
Median hourly rate £42.00 £26.83 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +56.54% +11.79%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.90 £16.00 £15.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.20 £47.00 £46.04
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 West with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 1033 1440 1120
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 39.72% 37.02% 31.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 713 909 702
Median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 53 26
Median hourly rate £42.48 £39.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.91% +11.42%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.10 £17.40 £15.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £47.33 £46.09
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 West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West 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 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 3 months to 30 March 2017.

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 3 months to 30 March 2017.

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 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
Manchester +4 220 £338 -10.00% 163
Cheshire 0 65 £375 +15.38% 64
Lancashire +9 35 £325 +8.33% 22
Merseyside -8 30 £361 -11.89% 26
Cumbria 0 1 £220 -12.00% 4
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 West region with a requirement for SQL.

1 261 (34.71%) SQL Server
2 195 (25.93%) Agile Software Development
3 178 (23.67%) .NET
4 167 (22.21%) Oracle
5 143 (19.02%) C#
6 142 (18.88%) Java
7 141 (18.75%) JavaScript
8 131 (17.42%) Finance
9 128 (17.02%) Business Intelligence
10 127 (16.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 124 (16.49%) Microsoft
12 118 (15.69%) HTML
13 113 (15.03%) Web Services
13 113 (15.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 108 (14.36%) Windows
15 104 (13.83%) XML
16 95 (12.63%) ETL
17 93 (12.37%) CSS
18 86 (11.44%) T-SQL
19 80 (10.64%) MVC
19 80 (10.64%) Data Warehouse
20 75 (9.97%) Linux
20 75 (9.97%) Migration
21 74 (9.84%) TDD
21 74 (9.84%) ASP.NET
22 72 (9.57%) REST
23 70 (9.31%) PL/SQL
24 69 (9.18%) NoSQL
25 66 (8.78%) Analytical Skills
26 65 (8.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services

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 26 (3.46%) SharePoint
2 20 (2.66%) SAS
3 19 (2.53%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 14 (1.86%) Confluence
5 13 (1.73%) Tomcat
6 12 (1.60%) Umbraco
7 11 (1.46%) IIS
8 9 (1.20%) WebSphere
9 7 (0.93%) BizTalk Server
9 7 (0.93%) CMS
10 6 (0.80%) EPiServer
11 5 (0.66%) Apache
11 5 (0.66%) WebLogic
12 4 (0.53%) Oracle Service Bus
12 4 (0.53%) Sitecore CMS
13 3 (0.40%) Apache Spark
13 3 (0.40%) nginx
13 3 (0.40%) PowerExchange
14 2 (0.27%) Exchange Server 2010
14 2 (0.27%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 49 (6.52%) MS Excel
2 13 (1.73%) MS Office
3 5 (0.66%) MS PowerPoint
3 5 (0.66%) Spreadsheet
3 5 (0.66%) SPSS
4 1 (0.13%) InfoPath
4 1 (0.13%) MS Project
4 1 (0.13%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 29 (3.86%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (1.33%) Dynamics NAV
3 8 (1.06%) Oracle Financials
4 4 (0.53%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 3 (0.40%) Oracle General Ledger
5 3 (0.40%) Oracle Payables
5 3 (0.40%) Oracle Receivables
6 2 (0.27%) OPENContractor
6 2 (0.27%) Oracle BPM
6 2 (0.27%) Oracle EBS
6 2 (0.27%) SAP Business One
7 1 (0.13%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.13%) Infor M3
7 1 (0.13%) Remedy ITSM
7 1 (0.13%) SAP MDG
7 1 (0.13%) SAP MDM
7 1 (0.13%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 40 (5.32%) Amazon AWS
2 20 (2.66%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (0.93%) Office 365
4 6 (0.80%) Slack
5 4 (0.53%) Amazon EC2
5 4 (0.53%) Amazon S3
6 3 (0.40%) Amazon ElastiCache
6 3 (0.40%) Amazon ELB
6 3 (0.40%) AWS CloudFormation
6 3 (0.40%) CloudFront
6 3 (0.40%) Google Cloud Platform
7 2 (0.27%) Amazon EMR
7 2 (0.27%) Amazon Kinesis
7 2 (0.27%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.13%) GitHub
8 1 (0.13%) Google Analytics
8 1 (0.13%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 28 (3.72%) HTTP
2 14 (1.86%) Firewall
3 10 (1.33%) Internet
4 6 (0.80%) HTTPS
4 6 (0.80%) SAN
5 4 (0.53%) Broadband
5 4 (0.53%) DNS
5 4 (0.53%) LAN
5 4 (0.53%) WAN
6 3 (0.40%) DHCP
6 3 (0.40%) VLAN
6 3 (0.40%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (0.27%) Fibre Channel
7 2 (0.27%) Network Security
7 2 (0.27%) Remote Desktop
7 2 (0.27%) SSL
7 2 (0.27%) VPN
8 1 (0.13%) iSCSI
8 1 (0.13%) NetScaler
8 1 (0.13%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 261 (34.71%) SQL Server
2 127 (16.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 113 (15.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 80 (10.64%) Data Warehouse
5 69 (9.18%) NoSQL
6 65 (8.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 60 (7.98%) SQL Server 2008
8 58 (7.71%) MySQL
9 55 (7.31%) Oracle Database
10 54 (7.18%) Relational Database
11 53 (7.05%) SQL Server 2012
12 36 (4.79%) Big Data
12 36 (4.79%) MongoDB
13 35 (4.65%) SQL Server 2014
14 26 (3.46%) DB2
14 26 (3.46%) Power BI
14 26 (3.46%) SQL Server 2005
15 24 (3.19%) Oracle Database 11g
16 23 (3.06%) QlikView
17 20 (2.66%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 58 (7.71%) JIRA
2 54 (7.18%) Git (software)
3 33 (4.39%) Selenium
4 29 (3.86%) JUnit
5 27 (3.59%) Jenkins
6 23 (3.06%) Team Foundation Server
6 23 (3.06%) Visual Studio
7 15 (1.99%) Cucumber
8 12 (1.60%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 11 (1.46%) WebDriver
10 10 (1.33%) Bitbucket
10 10 (1.33%) Talend Open Studio
10 10 (1.33%) Toad
11 9 (1.20%) Maven
11 9 (1.20%) NUnit
12 8 (1.06%) Eclipse
12 8 (1.06%) Oracle Forms
13 7 (0.93%) AccuRev
13 7 (0.93%) Rational DOORS
13 7 (0.93%) Subversion
General
1 131 (17.42%) Finance
2 31 (4.12%) Banking
3 30 (3.99%) Retail
4 17 (2.26%) Marketing
5 12 (1.60%) Manufacturing
5 12 (1.60%) Telecoms
6 9 (1.20%) Electronics
7 7 (0.93%) Avionics
8 6 (0.80%) Advertising
9 5 (0.66%) Automotive
10 4 (0.53%) Games
10 4 (0.53%) Legal
11 3 (0.40%) Aerospace
11 3 (0.40%) Military
12 2 (0.27%) Pharmaceutical
12 2 (0.27%) Retail Banking
13 1 (0.13%) Billing
13 1 (0.13%) Investment Banking
13 1 (0.13%) Local Government
13 1 (0.13%) Prime Brokerage
Job Titles
1 370 (49.20%) Developer
2 110 (14.63%) Analyst
3 83 (11.04%) SQL Developer
4 73 (9.71%) .NET Developer
5 62 (8.24%) DBA
6 51 (6.78%) SQL DBA
7 50 (6.65%) Java Developer
8 43 (5.72%) C# Developer
9 42 (5.59%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 37 (4.92%) Consultant
11 29 (3.86%) Architect
11 29 (3.86%) C# .NET Developer
12 24 (3.19%) SQL Analyst
13 23 (3.06%) Data Analyst
13 23 (3.06%) Software Developer
14 22 (2.93%) Software Engineer
15 21 (2.79%) Oracle Developer
16 19 (2.53%) Administrator
17 18 (2.39%) Test Analyst
18 17 (2.26%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 178 (23.67%) .NET
2 118 (15.69%) HTML
3 113 (15.03%) Web Services
4 104 (13.83%) XML
5 93 (12.37%) CSS
6 74 (9.84%) ASP.NET
7 72 (9.57%) REST
8 47 (6.25%) ASP.NET MVC
9 42 (5.59%) J2EE
9 42 (5.59%) JSON
10 41 (5.45%) AngularJS
10 41 (5.45%) Spring
11 40 (5.32%) SOAP
12 37 (4.92%) .NET Framework
13 36 (4.79%) jQuery
14 33 (4.39%) RESTful
15 30 (3.99%) HTML5
16 25 (3.32%) Ajax
17 23 (3.06%) Node.js
17 23 (3.06%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 66 (8.78%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (2.53%) Computer Science
3 18 (2.39%) NHS
4 13 (1.73%) Replication
5 10 (1.33%) Management Information System
6 9 (1.20%) Client/Server
7 8 (1.06%) Clustering
8 7 (0.93%) Mobile App
8 7 (0.93%) User Experience
9 6 (0.80%) iPad
10 5 (0.66%) FMCG
11 4 (0.53%) Credit Risk
11 4 (0.53%) Data Centre
12 3 (0.40%) Algorithms
12 3 (0.40%) AS400
12 3 (0.40%) Data Structures
12 3 (0.40%) Linux Command Line
12 3 (0.40%) Oracle Licensing
12 3 (0.40%) Public Cloud
13 2 (0.27%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 108 (14.36%) Windows
2 75 (9.97%) Linux
3 39 (5.19%) Unix
4 37 (4.92%) Windows Server
5 24 (3.19%) Windows Server 2008
6 21 (2.79%) Windows Server 2012
7 18 (2.39%) AIX
8 14 (1.86%) Android
8 14 (1.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 12 (1.60%) Windows Server 2003
10 11 (1.46%) Apple iOS
10 11 (1.46%) Windows 8
11 10 (1.33%) Windows 10
12 9 (1.20%) Solaris
13 8 (1.06%) Windows XP
14 7 (0.93%) Windows 7
15 6 (0.80%) HPUX
16 4 (0.53%) CentOS
17 3 (0.40%) Windows Phone
18 1 (0.13%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 195 (25.93%) Agile Software Development
2 128 (17.02%) Business Intelligence
3 95 (12.63%) ETL
4 80 (10.64%) MVC
5 75 (9.97%) Migration
6 74 (9.84%) TDD
7 65 (8.64%) Scrum
8 57 (7.58%) BDD
9 55 (7.31%) Data Modelling
10 53 (7.05%) Software Engineering
11 50 (6.65%) High Availability
12 45 (5.98%) Performance Tuning
13 38 (5.05%) Continuous Integration
13 38 (5.05%) OO
13 38 (5.05%) Test Scripting
14 35 (4.65%) CRM
15 33 (4.39%) Data Migration
16 31 (4.12%) Microservices
16 31 (4.12%) Unit Testing
17 29 (3.86%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 143 (19.02%) C#
2 142 (18.88%) Java
3 141 (18.75%) JavaScript
4 86 (11.44%) T-SQL
5 70 (9.31%) PL/SQL
6 52 (6.91%) Python
7 42 (5.59%) PowerShell
8 28 (3.72%) Perl
9 27 (3.59%) VB.NET
10 16 (2.13%) C++
10 16 (2.13%) Scala
11 15 (1.99%) VB
11 15 (1.99%) VBScript
12 11 (1.46%) PHP
12 11 (1.46%) Ruby
13 9 (1.20%) VB6
14 8 (1.06%) C
14 8 (1.06%) Shell Script
15 7 (0.93%) Ada
15 7 (0.93%) VBA
Qualifications
1 38 (5.05%) Degree
2 28 (3.72%) Security Cleared
3 17 (2.26%) SC Cleared
4 9 (1.20%) Microsoft Certification
5 8 (1.06%) ISEB
6 7 (0.93%) DBS Check
7 6 (0.80%) ISTQB
8 5 (0.66%) HND
8 5 (0.66%) ITIL Certification
9 4 (0.53%) CCNA
9 4 (0.53%) Cisco Certification
9 4 (0.53%) MCSE
10 3 (0.40%) BPSS Clearance
10 3 (0.40%) DV Cleared
11 2 (0.27%) HNC
11 2 (0.27%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 2 (0.27%) NVQ Level 3
11 2 (0.27%) PMI Certification
11 2 (0.27%) VCAP
11 2 (0.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (4.26%) QA
2 14 (1.86%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.27%) COBIT
3 2 (0.27%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.27%) SLA
4 1 (0.13%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (0.13%) GDPR
4 1 (0.13%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.13%) SDET
System Software
1 20 (2.66%) Active Directory
2 18 (2.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (0.80%) Hyper-V
4 5 (0.66%) Docker
5 4 (0.53%) vSphere
5 4 (0.53%) XenApp
6 3 (0.40%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 3 (0.40%) ProxySG
6 3 (0.40%) Virtual Servers
7 2 (0.27%) VMware ESX
7 2 (0.27%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.13%) HDFS
8 1 (0.13%) ISA Server
8 1 (0.13%) NFS
8 1 (0.13%) Shibboleth
8 1 (0.13%) Varnish
8 1 (0.13%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.13%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.13%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 14 (1.86%) Oracle RMAN
2 13 (1.73%) SCOM
3 8 (1.06%) Failover Clustering
3 8 (1.06%) Puppet
4 7 (0.93%) Microsoft Clustering
4 7 (0.93%) Opscode Chef
5 6 (0.80%) HP SiteScope
5 6 (0.80%) Netcool
5 6 (0.80%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 6 (0.80%) Tivoli
6 5 (0.66%) SCCM
7 4 (0.53%) Ansible
7 4 (0.53%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 3 (0.40%) Data Guard
8 3 (0.40%) Packer
8 3 (0.40%) Terraform
9 2 (0.27%) Control-M
9 2 (0.27%) HP Quality Center
10 1 (0.13%) Backup Exec
10 1 (0.13%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 167 (22.21%) Oracle
2 124 (16.49%) Microsoft
3 27 (3.59%) Tableau
3 27 (3.59%) VMware
4 18 (2.39%) SAP
5 16 (2.13%) IBM
5 16 (2.13%) Red Hat
6 15 (1.99%) HP
7 10 (1.33%) Talend
8 9 (1.20%) Perforce
8 9 (1.20%) Sitecore
9 8 (1.06%) Google
9 8 (1.06%) Informatica
10 7 (0.93%) Cisco
11 6 (0.80%) CA
11 6 (0.80%) Citrix
11 6 (0.80%) Civica
11 6 (0.80%) Symantec
11 6 (0.80%) Teradata
11 6 (0.80%) Twitter
Preston, Lancashire
Oscar
Rate: £250 - £325 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
Liverpool
Vivid Resourcing
Posted: 14 hours ago
Cumbria
Executive Resource Group
Rate: £200 - £240 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350.00 - £380.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
ReThink Recruitment
Posted: 3 days ago
Wirral, Merseyside
Oscar
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
North West England
Vivid Resourcing
Posted: 3 days ago
Liverpool
ECOM
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300.00 - £380.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester
Vivid Resourcing
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 2 days ago
North West England
Vivid Resourcing
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Robert Walters
Rate: £300 - £375 per day + Dependent on experience
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Stockport, Cheshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Posted: 2 days ago
Greater Manchester
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £325 - £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Cheshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £380 - £440 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Channel 3 Consulting Ltd
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Cheshire
Vivid Resourcing
Posted: 3 days ago
Cheshire
Oscar
Rate: £350 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Blackburn, Lancashire
Applause IT Innovation
Rate: £380 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Senitor Associates
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Cheshire
Vivid Resourcing
Posted: 15 days ago
Preston
aap3
Rate: £40.00 - £48.00 per hour
Posted: 7 days ago
Liverpool
Bluetown Online LTD
Rate: £10 - £11 per hour
Posted: 10 days ago
Manchester
People Source Consulting
Rate: £170 - £200 per day
Posted: 23 days ago