Period
to 21 July 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 July 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 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 6 5 6
Rank change year-on-year -1 +1 0
Contract jobs citing SQL 832 781 893
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 13.44% 13.67% 11.60%
As % of the Programming Languages category 31.41% 35.47% 32.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 591 516 576
North West median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.14% -
10th Percentile £258 £259 £216
90th Percentile £501 £525 £475
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 42 33
North West median hourly rate £36.25 £39.50 £22.54
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.23% +75.24% +4.84%
10th Percentile £12.75 £11.75 £15.65
90th Percentile £51.25 £44.00 £46.75
England median hourly rate £25.00 £39.25 £28.50
% change year-on-year -36.31% +37.72% +20.00%

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 2,649 2,202 2,773
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 42.78% 38.55% 36.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,803 1,483 1,805
North West median daily rate £400 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +4.17%
10th Percentile £285 £267 £258
90th Percentile £545 £506 £505
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 110 81
North West median hourly rate £36.25 £40.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.38% +23.08% -7.14%
10th Percentile £12.75 £12.00 £14.00
90th Percentile £51.25 £48.88 £47.33
England median hourly rate £41.50 £41.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year - +10.67% +7.14%

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 July 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 July 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 July 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 0 457 £375 - 273
Cheshire +2 197 £375 - 123
Lancashire -2 80 £438 +16.67% 37
Merseyside +8 69 £356 -0.20% 57
Cumbria -1 9 £375 +66.67% 3
SQL
England

For the 6 months to 21 July 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.

1 254 (30.53%) SQL Server
2 245 (29.45%) C#
3 242 (29.09%) .NET
4 238 (28.61%) Agile Software Development
5 164 (19.71%) Microsoft
6 159 (19.11%) JavaScript
7 157 (18.87%) Oracle
8 156 (18.75%) Java
9 118 (14.18%) Finance
10 116 (13.94%) Windows
11 114 (13.70%) HTML
12 113 (13.58%) MVC
13 108 (12.98%) CSS
14 107 (12.86%) Business Intelligence
15 103 (12.38%) Microsoft Azure
16 97 (11.66%) Web Services
17 91 (10.94%) TDD
18 88 (10.58%) ASP.NET
19 87 (10.46%) Git (software)
20 81 (9.74%) NoSQL
21 79 (9.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
22 78 (9.38%) ETL
23 77 (9.25%) T-SQL
24 75 (9.01%) AngularJS
24 75 (9.01%) Windows Server
25 74 (8.89%) Relational Database
26 72 (8.65%) JIRA
26 72 (8.65%) Data Warehouse
27 68 (8.17%) Python
27 68 (8.17%) PostgreSQL

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 (2.76%) IIS
1 23 (2.76%) SharePoint
2 21 (2.52%) MS Exchange
2 21 (2.52%) SAS
3 20 (2.40%) Confluence
4 17 (2.04%) Tomcat
5 16 (1.92%) Apache
5 16 (1.92%) WebSphere
6 13 (1.56%) Apache Spark
6 13 (1.56%) Exchange Server 2010
6 13 (1.56%) Tuxedo
7 10 (1.20%) CMS
8 9 (1.08%) Elasticsearch
8 9 (1.08%) IBM Notes
9 8 (0.96%) Exchange Server 2013
9 8 (0.96%) SharePoint 2013
10 7 (0.84%) OpenEdge
10 7 (0.84%) Skype for Business
11 6 (0.72%) BizTalk Server
12 5 (0.60%) Commerce Server
Applications
1 37 (4.45%) Microsoft Excel
2 19 (2.28%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (0.72%) Microsoft Project
4 3 (0.36%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.36%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.24%) HipChat
6 1 (0.12%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.12%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.12%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 12 (1.44%) Oracle EBS
2 10 (1.20%) Oracle EBS R12
3 9 (1.08%) Oracle Applications
4 7 (0.84%) Visualfiles
5 6 (0.72%) Elite 3E
6 5 (0.60%) Dynamics AX
6 5 (0.60%) Oracle Payables
6 5 (0.60%) Oracle Receivables
7 3 (0.36%) Dynamics NAV
7 3 (0.36%) Oracle 11i
7 3 (0.36%) Oracle Assets
7 3 (0.36%) Oracle General Ledger
7 3 (0.36%) Oracle Internet Expenses
7 3 (0.36%) SAP FI
7 3 (0.36%) Teamcenter
8 2 (0.24%) Oracle Cash Management
8 2 (0.24%) Oracle Financials
8 2 (0.24%) Oracle iProcurement
8 2 (0.24%) Sage 200
8 2 (0.24%) Sage X3
Cloud Services
1 103 (12.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 51 (6.13%) Amazon AWS
3 20 (2.40%) Office 365
4 19 (2.28%) PaaS
5 16 (1.92%) GitHub
6 15 (1.80%) IaaS
7 14 (1.68%) Azure Active Directory
7 14 (1.68%) SaaS
8 9 (1.08%) Slack
9 7 (0.84%) Amazon S3
9 7 (0.84%) Cloud Computing
10 6 (0.72%) Azure Data Factory
10 6 (0.72%) Dynamics 365
11 5 (0.60%) OpenShift
11 5 (0.60%) Taleo
12 4 (0.48%) Amazon EC2
13 3 (0.36%) AWS CloudFormation
13 3 (0.36%) SuccessFactors
13 3 (0.36%) Trello
14 2 (0.24%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 26 (3.13%) LAN
2 23 (2.76%) Firewall
3 20 (2.40%) WAN
4 17 (2.04%) Internet
5 13 (1.56%) SAN
6 12 (1.44%) SMS
7 11 (1.32%) DNS
8 10 (1.20%) TCP/IP
9 9 (1.08%) DHCP
10 8 (0.96%) Skype
11 7 (0.84%) HTTP
12 4 (0.48%) IPsec
12 4 (0.48%) NAS
12 4 (0.48%) Reverse Proxy
12 4 (0.48%) SSL
13 3 (0.36%) FTP
13 3 (0.36%) Intranet
13 3 (0.36%) Network Security
13 3 (0.36%) VLAN
13 3 (0.36%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 254 (30.53%) SQL Server
2 81 (9.74%) NoSQL
3 79 (9.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 74 (8.89%) Relational Database
5 72 (8.65%) Data Warehouse
6 68 (8.17%) PostgreSQL
7 64 (7.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 58 (6.97%) MySQL
9 48 (5.77%) MongoDB
10 35 (4.21%) Big Data
11 32 (3.85%) BusinessObjects
12 29 (3.49%) DB2
13 27 (3.25%) Power BI
14 25 (3.00%) Hadoop
14 25 (3.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 22 (2.64%) Oracle Database
15 22 (2.64%) SQL Server 2016
16 21 (2.52%) Azure SQL Database
16 21 (2.52%) SQL Server 2000
16 21 (2.52%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 87 (10.46%) Git (software)
2 72 (8.65%) JIRA
3 48 (5.77%) Visual Studio
4 40 (4.81%) Jenkins
5 30 (3.61%) JUnit
6 23 (2.76%) AccuRev
7 22 (2.64%) Cucumber
7 22 (2.64%) Selenium
8 20 (2.40%) Team Foundation Server
9 14 (1.68%) Maven
9 14 (1.68%) Subversion
10 10 (1.20%) Artifactory
10 10 (1.20%) Mockito
11 9 (1.08%) Jasmine
11 9 (1.08%) Mocha
11 9 (1.08%) SoapUI
12 8 (0.96%) Octopus Deploy
12 8 (0.96%) TeamCity
13 7 (0.84%) ERwin
13 7 (0.84%) Gradle
General
1 118 (14.18%) Finance
2 35 (4.21%) Retail
3 28 (3.37%) Legal
4 21 (2.52%) Banking
4 21 (2.52%) Law
5 16 (1.92%) Back Office
6 13 (1.56%) Manufacturing
7 12 (1.44%) Automotive
7 12 (1.44%) Games
8 10 (1.20%) Local Government
9 5 (0.60%) Advertising
9 5 (0.60%) Investment Banking
9 5 (0.60%) Telecoms
10 4 (0.48%) Billing
10 4 (0.48%) Marketing
11 2 (0.24%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.24%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (0.24%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.12%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 413 (49.64%) Developer
2 109 (13.10%) .NET Developer
3 98 (11.78%) Analyst
4 79 (9.50%) SQL Developer
5 78 (9.38%) C# Developer
6 55 (6.61%) Java Developer
7 53 (6.37%) C# .NET Developer
8 41 (4.93%) Full Stack Developer
9 38 (4.57%) Architect
10 34 (4.09%) Consultant
11 33 (3.97%) DBA
12 32 (3.85%) Business Intelligence Developer
13 31 (3.73%) Software Developer
14 28 (3.37%) Data Analyst
15 26 (3.13%) SQL DBA
16 23 (2.76%) Senior Developer
17 22 (2.64%) DevOps Engineer
17 22 (2.64%) Lead Developer
18 19 (2.28%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
19 17 (2.04%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 242 (29.09%) .NET
2 114 (13.70%) HTML
3 108 (12.98%) CSS
4 97 (11.66%) Web Services
5 88 (10.58%) ASP.NET
6 75 (9.01%) AngularJS
7 57 (6.85%) .NET Framework
7 57 (6.85%) XML
8 51 (6.13%) Spring
9 47 (5.65%) Entity Framework
10 46 (5.53%) jQuery
11 44 (5.29%) REST
12 42 (5.05%) WPF
13 40 (4.81%) SOAP
14 38 (4.57%) Node.js
15 34 (4.09%) JSON
15 34 (4.09%) RESTful
16 33 (3.97%) React
17 32 (3.85%) ASP.NET Web API
18 31 (3.73%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 52 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
2 30 (3.61%) Enterprise Software
3 28 (3.37%) Greenfield Project
4 26 (3.13%) Management Information System
5 18 (2.16%) Computer Science
6 17 (2.04%) User Experience
7 15 (1.80%) Mobile App
8 14 (1.68%) Data Centre
9 11 (1.32%) NHS
9 11 (1.32%) Replication
10 10 (1.20%) Clustering
10 10 (1.20%) Self-Motivation
11 8 (0.96%) Semantic Web
12 7 (0.84%) CESG
12 7 (0.84%) Data Structures
13 6 (0.72%) Algorithms
14 5 (0.60%) Fat Client
14 5 (0.60%) Mainframe
14 5 (0.60%) Taxonomies
14 5 (0.60%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 116 (13.94%) Windows
2 75 (9.01%) Windows Server
3 62 (7.45%) Linux
4 43 (5.17%) Unix
5 24 (2.88%) Windows Server 2008
6 18 (2.16%) Windows Server 2012
7 17 (2.04%) Windows Server 2003
8 16 (1.92%) Windows 10
9 14 (1.68%) Windows 7
10 11 (1.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 9 (1.08%) Apple iOS
12 8 (0.96%) Android
13 5 (0.60%) Oracle Linux
13 5 (0.60%) Windows 2000 Server
14 4 (0.48%) Windows NT
15 3 (0.36%) CentOS
16 2 (0.24%) Ubuntu
17 1 (0.12%) AIX
17 1 (0.12%) Fedora
17 1 (0.12%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 238 (28.61%) Agile Software Development
2 113 (13.58%) MVC
3 107 (12.86%) Business Intelligence
4 91 (10.94%) TDD
5 78 (9.38%) ETL
6 68 (8.17%) Problem-Solving
7 63 (7.57%) Migration
8 58 (6.97%) Continuous Integration
9 56 (6.73%) Test Automation
10 52 (6.25%) E-Commerce
10 52 (6.25%) Scrum
10 52 (6.25%) Software Engineering
11 48 (5.77%) Analytics
11 48 (5.77%) BDD
12 46 (5.53%) Data Modelling
13 44 (5.29%) DevOps
14 41 (4.93%) SOA
15 39 (4.69%) SDLC
16 37 (4.45%) Project Management
16 37 (4.45%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 245 (29.45%) C#
2 159 (19.11%) JavaScript
3 156 (18.75%) Java
4 77 (9.25%) T-SQL
5 68 (8.17%) Python
6 42 (5.05%) VB
7 37 (4.45%) PowerShell
7 37 (4.45%) VB.NET
8 35 (4.21%) PL/SQL
9 31 (3.73%) Ruby
10 30 (3.61%) Java 8
11 23 (2.76%) Shell Script
12 21 (2.52%) PHP
13 20 (2.40%) Perl
14 19 (2.28%) C++
15 17 (2.04%) VBA
16 16 (1.92%) VBScript
17 9 (1.08%) Bash Shell
17 9 (1.08%) Scala
17 9 (1.08%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 40 (4.81%) Security Cleared
2 28 (3.37%) SC Cleared
3 25 (3.00%) Degree
4 8 (0.96%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (0.84%) CESG Certified Professional
5 7 (0.84%) IISP
5 7 (0.84%) Microsoft Certification
6 6 (0.72%) CCNP
6 6 (0.72%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 5 (0.60%) BPSS Clearance
7 5 (0.60%) CCDP
7 5 (0.60%) Chartered Engineer
7 5 (0.60%) CISM
7 5 (0.60%) CISMP
7 5 (0.60%) CISSP
7 5 (0.60%) ISEB
8 3 (0.36%) CCNA
8 3 (0.36%) Computer Science Degree
8 3 (0.36%) DBS Check
8 3 (0.36%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (2.64%) QA
2 21 (2.52%) Data Quality
3 8 (0.96%) GDPR
3 8 (0.96%) PMO
4 5 (0.60%) WAI
5 4 (0.48%) SLA
6 2 (0.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.12%) GxP
System Software
1 48 (5.77%) Active Directory
2 28 (3.37%) Docker
3 20 (2.40%) Virtual Machines
4 18 (2.16%) VMware Infrastructure
5 15 (1.80%) Hyper-V
6 13 (1.56%) VMware ESXi
7 9 (1.08%) XenApp
8 5 (0.60%) vSphere
9 4 (0.48%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 4 (0.48%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 4 (0.48%) etcd
9 4 (0.48%) Microsoft App-V
10 3 (0.36%) Virtual Servers
10 3 (0.36%) VMware Workstation
11 1 (0.12%) Apache Flume
11 1 (0.12%) Gluster
11 1 (0.12%) iptables
11 1 (0.12%) NFS
11 1 (0.12%) Varnish
11 1 (0.12%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 23 (2.76%) SCCM
2 18 (2.16%) Puppet
3 15 (1.80%) Terraform
4 14 (1.68%) Opscode Chef
5 13 (1.56%) SCOM
6 11 (1.32%) WSUS
7 9 (1.08%) Ansible
8 8 (0.96%) McAfee ePO
8 8 (0.96%) vCenter Server
9 7 (0.84%) Microsoft Clustering
10 6 (0.72%) Microsoft Intune
11 5 (0.60%) NetBackup
11 5 (0.60%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 4 (0.48%) Consul
12 4 (0.48%) Failover Clustering
12 4 (0.48%) Kibana
12 4 (0.48%) Kubernetes
13 3 (0.36%) SCOrch
13 3 (0.36%) SmoothWall
13 3 (0.36%) vMotion
Vendors
1 164 (19.71%) Microsoft
2 157 (18.87%) Oracle
3 34 (4.09%) Tableau
4 33 (3.97%) VMware
5 21 (2.52%) SAP
6 19 (2.28%) Informatica
6 19 (2.28%) Teradata
7 18 (2.16%) Cisco
8 17 (2.04%) Citrix
9 16 (1.92%) IBM
9 16 (1.92%) Red Hat
10 11 (1.32%) HP
11 9 (1.08%) Lotus
11 9 (1.08%) McAfee
11 9 (1.08%) Splunk
12 8 (0.96%) CA
12 8 (0.96%) Capita
12 8 (0.96%) ServiceNow
13 6 (0.72%) Ab Initio
13 6 (0.72%) Hyperion