Period
to 18 January 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 18 January 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
18 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 6 6 5
Rank change year-on-year 0 -1 0
Contract jobs citing SQL 764 653 828
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 13.50% 11.96% 13.45%
As % of the Programming Languages category 33.00% 30.00% 35.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 571 469 588
North West median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.14% -6.67%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £250
90th Percentile £545 £545 £475
England median daily rate £450 £438 £400
% change year-on-year +2.86% +9.38% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 32 30
North West median hourly rate £36.23 £31.00 £26.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.85% +18.10% -29.05%
10th Percentile £16.75 £12.75 £13.15
90th Percentile £49.54 £49.62 £50.00
England median hourly rate £35.00 £27.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year +29.63% -20.59% +6.25%

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 2,315 2,177 2,311
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 40.89% 39.89% 37.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,603 1,510 1,612
North West median daily rate £400 £398 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.63% +6.00% -
10th Percentile £300 £275 £263
90th Percentile £575 £538 £523
England median daily rate £480 £475 £425
% change year-on-year +1.05% +11.76% +2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 67 61
North West median hourly rate £36.23 £39.00 £38.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.12% +1.30% +4.05%
10th Percentile £16.50 £13.30 £13.50
90th Percentile £48.19 £49.25 £48.75
England median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%

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 18 January 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 18 January 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 18 January 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 -1 389 £375 - 261
Cheshire +4 148 £378 +7.86% 115
Lancashire +1 103 £375 -11.76% 52
Merseyside +7 96 £400 +9.43% 34
Cumbria +3 11 £340 -14.47% 1
SQL
England

For the 6 months to 18 January 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.

1 239 (31.28%) SQL Server
2 226 (29.58%) .NET
3 223 (29.19%) C#
4 200 (26.18%) Agile Software Development
5 185 (24.21%) Microsoft
6 150 (19.63%) Microsoft Azure
7 138 (18.06%) Oracle
8 122 (15.97%) Business Intelligence
9 111 (14.53%) Windows
10 103 (13.48%) ETL
11 100 (13.09%) JavaScript
12 97 (12.70%) T-SQL
13 94 (12.30%) MVC
14 91 (11.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 87 (11.39%) Java
16 83 (10.86%) HTML
17 82 (10.73%) Linux
18 81 (10.60%) JIRA
19 80 (10.47%) Data Warehouse
20 79 (10.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
21 77 (10.08%) Web Services
22 75 (9.82%) Finance
22 75 (9.82%) Continuous Integration
23 74 (9.69%) Migration
24 73 (9.55%) Test Automation
25 71 (9.29%) Git (software)
26 69 (9.03%) Power BI
27 65 (8.51%) E-Commerce
28 62 (8.12%) ASP.NET
29 61 (7.98%) 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 24 (3.14%) SharePoint
2 20 (2.62%) IIS
3 13 (1.70%) SAS
4 10 (1.31%) Apache
4 10 (1.31%) Confluence
4 10 (1.31%) Elasticsearch
4 10 (1.31%) Tuxedo
5 9 (1.18%) Apache Spark
6 8 (1.05%) MS Exchange
6 8 (1.05%) Tomcat
6 8 (1.05%) WebSphere
7 7 (0.92%) Apache Solr
8 6 (0.79%) Mule
9 5 (0.65%) ArcGIS
10 4 (0.52%) CMS
10 4 (0.52%) JBoss
10 4 (0.52%) Umbraco
11 3 (0.39%) Jetty
12 2 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2010
12 2 (0.26%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 30 (3.93%) Microsoft Excel
2 18 (2.36%) Microsoft Office
3 8 (1.05%) Microsoft Project
4 4 (0.52%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.13%) Fireworks
5 1 (0.13%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 39 (5.10%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.65%) Oracle EBS R12
3 3 (0.39%) Distributed Ledger
3 3 (0.39%) Dynamics NAV
3 3 (0.39%) ResourceLink
3 3 (0.39%) SystmOne
4 2 (0.26%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.26%) Oracle Assets
4 2 (0.26%) Oracle Cash Management
4 2 (0.26%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.26%) Oracle ERP
4 2 (0.26%) Oracle General Ledger
4 2 (0.26%) Oracle Receivables
4 2 (0.26%) Teamcenter
5 1 (0.13%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 1 (0.13%) Cognos TM1
5 1 (0.13%) Exstream
5 1 (0.13%) Maximo
5 1 (0.13%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.13%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 150 (19.63%) Microsoft Azure
2 49 (6.41%) Amazon AWS
3 29 (3.80%) Office 365
4 28 (3.66%) Dynamics 365
5 19 (2.49%) IaaS
6 17 (2.23%) PaaS
7 16 (2.09%) Azure Active Directory
8 15 (1.96%) Amazon EC2
9 12 (1.57%) Amazon S3
10 11 (1.44%) GitHub
10 11 (1.44%) SaaS
11 8 (1.05%) Boomi
12 7 (0.92%) Azure Data Factory
13 6 (0.79%) Apigee
13 6 (0.79%) AWS CloudFormation
13 6 (0.79%) Serverless
13 6 (0.79%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 4 (0.52%) Amazon Glacier
14 4 (0.52%) Azure Functions
15 3 (0.39%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 17 (2.23%) Firewall
2 12 (1.57%) LAN
3 11 (1.44%) TCP/IP
4 10 (1.31%) SAN
4 10 (1.31%) VPN
5 8 (1.05%) Internet
6 7 (0.92%) Fibre Channel
6 7 (0.92%) NAS
7 6 (0.79%) DHCP
7 6 (0.79%) SMS
7 6 (0.79%) VLAN
8 5 (0.65%) DNS
8 5 (0.65%) HTTP
8 5 (0.65%) WAN
9 3 (0.39%) Intranet
9 3 (0.39%) Skype
10 2 (0.26%) ATM
10 2 (0.26%) Cisco IOS
10 2 (0.26%) iSCSI
10 2 (0.26%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 239 (31.28%) SQL Server
2 91 (11.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 80 (10.47%) Data Warehouse
4 79 (10.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 69 (9.03%) Power BI
6 60 (7.85%) MySQL
7 59 (7.72%) NoSQL
8 58 (7.59%) Relational Database
9 46 (6.02%) Azure SQL Database
10 37 (4.84%) PostgreSQL
11 33 (4.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 30 (3.93%) MongoDB
13 26 (3.40%) BusinessObjects
14 24 (3.14%) SQL Server 2000
15 21 (2.75%) Big Data
15 21 (2.75%) Hadoop
15 21 (2.75%) RDBMS
16 19 (2.49%) Oracle Database
17 17 (2.23%) QlikView
17 17 (2.23%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 81 (10.60%) JIRA
2 71 (9.29%) Git (software)
3 49 (6.41%) Jenkins
4 35 (4.58%) Selenium
5 32 (4.19%) Visual Studio
6 29 (3.80%) Visual Studio Team System
7 28 (3.66%) AccuRev
8 27 (3.53%) JMeter
9 22 (2.88%) Maven
10 18 (2.36%) Cucumber
11 17 (2.23%) GitLab
12 15 (1.96%) Artifactory
12 15 (1.96%) Octopus Deploy
12 15 (1.96%) SonarQube
13 13 (1.70%) Team Foundation Server
14 12 (1.57%) Eclipse
15 11 (1.44%) JUnit
15 11 (1.44%) SoapUI
16 9 (1.18%) TeamCity
17 7 (0.92%) Mercurial
General
1 75 (9.82%) Finance
2 27 (3.53%) Retail
3 23 (3.01%) Banking
4 10 (1.31%) Billing
4 10 (1.31%) Marketing
5 8 (1.05%) Law
5 8 (1.05%) Legal
5 8 (1.05%) Manufacturing
6 7 (0.92%) Back Office
7 6 (0.79%) Financial Institution
7 6 (0.79%) Local Government
8 5 (0.65%) Telecoms
9 4 (0.52%) Electronics
9 4 (0.52%) Investment Banking
10 3 (0.39%) Automotive
11 2 (0.26%) Front Office
11 2 (0.26%) Games
11 2 (0.26%) General Ledger
11 2 (0.26%) Publishing
11 2 (0.26%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 408 (53.40%) Developer
2 114 (14.92%) .NET Developer
3 103 (13.48%) SQL Developer
4 86 (11.26%) Analyst
5 79 (10.34%) C# Developer
6 59 (7.72%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 54 (7.07%) C# .NET Developer
8 39 (5.10%) DBA
9 34 (4.45%) Architect
10 33 (4.32%) Software Developer
11 31 (4.06%) SQL DBA
12 29 (3.80%) Java Developer
13 27 (3.53%) DevOps Engineer
13 27 (3.53%) Full Stack Developer
14 26 (3.40%) VB.NET Developer
15 25 (3.27%) C# VB.NET Developer
15 25 (3.27%) Test Analyst
15 25 (3.27%) Tester
16 22 (2.88%) C# Software Developer
16 22 (2.88%) SQL BI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 226 (29.58%) .NET
2 83 (10.86%) HTML
3 77 (10.08%) Web Services
4 62 (8.12%) ASP.NET
5 61 (7.98%) CSS
6 48 (6.28%) AngularJS
6 48 (6.28%) XML
7 47 (6.15%) SOAP
8 41 (5.37%) RESTful
8 41 (5.37%) WinForms
9 40 (5.24%) .NET Framework
10 38 (4.97%) jQuery
11 37 (4.84%) JSON
12 35 (4.58%) Node.js
13 34 (4.45%) WPF
14 32 (4.19%) WCF
15 29 (3.80%) React
16 28 (3.66%) ASP.NET Web API
17 26 (3.40%) HTML5
17 26 (3.40%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 60 (7.85%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (2.75%) NHS
3 18 (2.36%) Greenfield Project
4 17 (2.23%) Data Centre
5 14 (1.83%) Data Structures
6 12 (1.57%) Semantic Web
6 12 (1.57%) User Experience
7 11 (1.44%) Enterprise Software
8 10 (1.31%) Management Information System
8 10 (1.31%) Mobile App
9 8 (1.05%) Replication
9 8 (1.05%) Self-Motivation
10 6 (0.79%) Clustering
10 6 (0.79%) Linux Command Line
11 5 (0.65%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 3 (0.39%) CMDB
12 3 (0.39%) e-Learning
12 3 (0.39%) Mainframe
12 3 (0.39%) Tandem
12 3 (0.39%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 111 (14.53%) Windows
2 82 (10.73%) Linux
3 59 (7.72%) Windows Server
4 54 (7.07%) Unix
5 12 (1.57%) CentOS
5 12 (1.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 9 (1.18%) Windows 10
7 8 (1.05%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (0.79%) Android
9 5 (0.65%) Data ONTAP
9 5 (0.65%) Oracle Linux
9 5 (0.65%) Solaris
9 5 (0.65%) Windows 7
10 4 (0.52%) Windows Server 2012
11 3 (0.39%) Apple iOS
11 3 (0.39%) HPUX
11 3 (0.39%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.13%) AIX
12 1 (0.13%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 200 (26.18%) Agile Software Development
2 122 (15.97%) Business Intelligence
3 103 (13.48%) ETL
4 94 (12.30%) MVC
5 75 (9.82%) Continuous Integration
6 74 (9.69%) Migration
7 73 (9.55%) Test Automation
8 65 (8.51%) E-Commerce
9 61 (7.98%) Problem-Solving
10 57 (7.46%) DevOps
10 57 (7.46%) TDD
11 51 (6.68%) CRM
12 46 (6.02%) Data Modelling
13 38 (4.97%) Analytics
14 37 (4.84%) ITIL
14 37 (4.84%) Microservices
14 37 (4.84%) Software Engineering
15 36 (4.71%) BDD
15 36 (4.71%) Scrum
15 36 (4.71%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 223 (29.19%) C#
2 100 (13.09%) JavaScript
3 97 (12.70%) T-SQL
4 87 (11.39%) Java
5 46 (6.02%) VB.NET
6 42 (5.50%) PL/SQL
7 41 (5.37%) Python
8 38 (4.97%) PHP
8 38 (4.97%) PowerShell
9 26 (3.40%) Shell Script
10 21 (2.75%) Perl
11 15 (1.96%) Ruby
11 15 (1.96%) VB
12 14 (1.83%) VBA
13 12 (1.57%) Bash Shell
13 12 (1.57%) Java 8
14 11 (1.44%) TypeScript
15 9 (1.18%) R
16 7 (0.92%) C
17 6 (0.79%) C++
Qualifications
1 45 (5.89%) Security Cleared
2 42 (5.50%) Degree
3 36 (4.71%) SC Cleared
4 12 (1.57%) BPSS Clearance
5 6 (0.79%) MCSE
5 6 (0.79%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (0.65%) Computer Science Degree
7 4 (0.52%) Postgraduate
8 3 (0.39%) DBS Check
9 2 (0.26%) CCNA
9 2 (0.26%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (0.26%) ISEB
9 2 (0.26%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 2 (0.26%) MCP
9 2 (0.26%) SAS Certification
9 2 (0.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (0.13%) AWS Certification
10 1 (0.13%) CISM
10 1 (0.13%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (3.14%) QA
2 23 (3.01%) Data Quality
3 6 (0.79%) WAI
4 4 (0.52%) SLA
5 3 (0.39%) Disclosure Scotland
5 3 (0.39%) GDPR
5 3 (0.39%) PMO
System Software
1 36 (4.71%) Active Directory
2 27 (3.53%) Docker
3 8 (1.05%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (0.92%) NFS
5 6 (0.79%) Hyper-V
6 5 (0.65%) Microsoft App-V
6 5 (0.65%) Virtual Machines
6 5 (0.65%) vSphere
7 4 (0.52%) Xen
7 4 (0.52%) XenApp
8 3 (0.39%) Oracle RAC
9 2 (0.26%) HDFS
9 2 (0.26%) Shibboleth
9 2 (0.26%) XenServer
10 1 (0.13%) Apache Flume
10 1 (0.13%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 1 (0.13%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 1 (0.13%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 18 (2.36%) Puppet
2 17 (2.23%) SCCM
3 15 (1.96%) Kubernetes
4 12 (1.57%) logstash
5 9 (1.18%) Terraform
6 7 (0.92%) Grafana
6 7 (0.92%) Kibana
7 5 (0.65%) NetApp OnCommand
7 5 (0.65%) Opscode Chef
7 5 (0.65%) SCOM
8 4 (0.52%) Ansible
8 4 (0.52%) Nagios
9 3 (0.39%) BladeLogic
9 3 (0.39%) Microsoft Clustering
9 3 (0.39%) Microsoft Intune
9 3 (0.39%) Packer
9 3 (0.39%) Prometheus
9 3 (0.39%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 3 (0.39%) ThinApp
9 3 (0.39%) WSUS
Vendors
1 185 (24.21%) Microsoft
2 138 (18.06%) Oracle
3 31 (4.06%) VMware
4 30 (3.93%) SAP
5 23 (3.01%) Tableau
6 15 (1.96%) Google
7 14 (1.83%) Citrix
8 13 (1.70%) Red Hat
9 10 (1.31%) Dell
9 10 (1.31%) IBM
10 9 (1.18%) Cisco
10 9 (1.18%) HP
10 9 (1.18%) Informatica
11 7 (0.92%) Brocade
11 7 (0.92%) Cognos
11 7 (0.92%) Hortonworks
12 6 (0.79%) Zend
13 5 (0.65%) Cloudera
13 5 (0.65%) MuleSoft
13 5 (0.65%) Splunk