Period
to 21 September 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 September 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 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 5 5 6
Rank change year-on-year 0 +1 -1
Contract jobs citing SQL 800 735 926
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 13.49% 12.61% 12.58%
As % of the Programming Languages category 31.77% 33.52% 34.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 566 492 618
North West median daily rate £375 £375 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +10.29% -6.21%
10th Percentile £270 £263 £225
90th Percentile £525 £563 £446
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 45 29
North West median hourly rate £35.00 £27.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +29.63% +22.73% -36.23%
10th Percentile £12.75 £11.75 £17.05
90th Percentile £55.00 £43.75 £42.50
England median hourly rate £25.00 £28.56 £29.88
% change year-on-year -12.46% -4.42% +14.92%

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 2,518 2,193 2,650
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 42.45% 37.62% 36.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,723 1,485 1,789
North West median daily rate £400 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% -
10th Percentile £293 £281 £263
90th Percentile £550 £508 £500
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 89 68
North West median hourly rate £35.00 £38.75 £28.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.68% +35.96% -22.97%
10th Percentile £12.75 £11.75 £12.95
90th Percentile £51.25 £50.34 £43.23
England median hourly rate £42.13 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +5.31% +6.67% +2.74%

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 September 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 September 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 September 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 -3 420 £375 - 298
Cheshire 0 187 £375 - 109
Lancashire +1 84 £425 +2.41% 36
Merseyside +4 77 £363 - 53
Cumbria +7 16 £320 +42.22% 8
SQL
England

For the 6 months to 21 September 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.

1 240 (30.00%) SQL Server
2 231 (28.88%) Agile Software Development
3 228 (28.50%) .NET
4 215 (26.88%) C#
5 171 (21.38%) Oracle
6 168 (21.00%) Microsoft
7 135 (16.88%) JavaScript
8 133 (16.63%) Java
9 126 (15.75%) Business Intelligence
10 118 (14.75%) Microsoft Azure
11 114 (14.25%) Windows
12 109 (13.63%) HTML
13 108 (13.50%) MVC
14 98 (12.25%) CSS
15 97 (12.13%) Web Services
16 94 (11.75%) ETL
17 92 (11.50%) Finance
18 87 (10.88%) ASP.NET
19 84 (10.50%) T-SQL
20 83 (10.38%) TDD
20 83 (10.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
21 82 (10.25%) Git (software)
22 79 (9.88%) Data Warehouse
22 79 (9.88%) Windows Server
23 73 (9.13%) JIRA
24 72 (9.00%) Relational Database
25 71 (8.88%) NoSQL
26 70 (8.75%) Linux
26 70 (8.75%) PostgreSQL
27 69 (8.63%) Continuous Integration

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 31 (3.88%) SharePoint
2 22 (2.75%) Tuxedo
3 20 (2.50%) MS Exchange
3 20 (2.50%) WebSphere
4 18 (2.25%) SAS
5 17 (2.13%) IIS
6 15 (1.88%) Confluence
6 15 (1.88%) Tomcat
7 12 (1.50%) Apache Spark
8 10 (1.25%) Apache
8 10 (1.25%) Exchange Server 2010
9 9 (1.13%) Elasticsearch
9 9 (1.13%) IBM Notes
10 8 (1.00%) SharePoint 2013
11 7 (0.88%) CMS
12 6 (0.75%) OpenEdge
13 5 (0.63%) ArcGIS
13 5 (0.63%) BizTalk Server
13 5 (0.63%) Commerce Server
13 5 (0.63%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 29 (3.63%) Microsoft Excel
2 21 (2.63%) Microsoft Office
3 14 (1.75%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (0.25%) 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 10 (1.25%) Oracle EBS
2 9 (1.13%) Oracle EBS R12
3 8 (1.00%) Oracle Applications
4 7 (0.88%) Dynamics AX
5 5 (0.63%) Visualfiles
6 4 (0.50%) Dynamics CRM
6 4 (0.50%) Dynamics NAV
6 4 (0.50%) Elite 3E
6 4 (0.50%) Oracle Payables
6 4 (0.50%) Oracle Receivables
7 3 (0.38%) Distributed Ledger
7 3 (0.38%) Oracle 11i
7 3 (0.38%) Oracle Assets
7 3 (0.38%) Oracle ERP
7 3 (0.38%) Oracle General Ledger
7 3 (0.38%) Sage 200
7 3 (0.38%) SAP FI
7 3 (0.38%) Teamcenter
8 2 (0.25%) JDE EnterpriseOne
8 2 (0.25%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 118 (14.75%) Microsoft Azure
2 39 (4.88%) Amazon AWS
3 20 (2.50%) Office 365
4 14 (1.75%) GitHub
5 13 (1.63%) Azure Active Directory
5 13 (1.63%) IaaS
5 13 (1.63%) PaaS
6 10 (1.25%) Dynamics 365
7 9 (1.13%) SaaS
8 7 (0.88%) Amazon S3
9 6 (0.75%) Azure Data Factory
10 5 (0.63%) Slack
11 4 (0.50%) Amazon EC2
11 4 (0.50%) AWS CloudFormation
11 4 (0.50%) OpenShift
11 4 (0.50%) Taleo
12 3 (0.38%) Amazon ELB
12 3 (0.38%) Cloud Computing
12 3 (0.38%) SuccessFactors
12 3 (0.38%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 28 (3.50%) LAN
2 17 (2.13%) Firewall
3 16 (2.00%) WAN
4 12 (1.50%) DNS
5 11 (1.38%) DHCP
5 11 (1.38%) Internet
6 10 (1.25%) SMS
7 8 (1.00%) SAN
7 8 (1.00%) Skype
7 8 (1.00%) TCP/IP
8 6 (0.75%) HTTP
9 4 (0.50%) NAS
10 2 (0.25%) Fibre Channel
10 2 (0.25%) Intranet
10 2 (0.25%) iSCSI
10 2 (0.25%) Network Security
10 2 (0.25%) Wireless
11 1 (0.13%) SSH
11 1 (0.13%) VLAN
11 1 (0.13%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 240 (30.00%) SQL Server
2 83 (10.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 79 (9.88%) Data Warehouse
4 72 (9.00%) Relational Database
5 71 (8.88%) NoSQL
6 70 (8.75%) PostgreSQL
7 67 (8.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 52 (6.50%) MySQL
9 51 (6.38%) Power BI
10 48 (6.00%) MongoDB
11 34 (4.25%) Big Data
11 34 (4.25%) BusinessObjects
12 31 (3.88%) DB2
13 30 (3.75%) SQL Server 2016
14 27 (3.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 23 (2.88%) Azure SQL Database
16 21 (2.63%) SQL Server 2000
17 20 (2.50%) SQL Server 2008
18 19 (2.38%) Oracle Database
19 17 (2.13%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 82 (10.25%) Git (software)
2 73 (9.13%) JIRA
3 34 (4.25%) Visual Studio
4 31 (3.88%) Jenkins
5 30 (3.75%) Selenium
6 27 (3.38%) Cucumber
7 21 (2.63%) JUnit
8 20 (2.50%) AccuRev
9 19 (2.38%) Artifactory
10 18 (2.25%) Octopus Deploy
11 17 (2.13%) Team Foundation Server
12 16 (2.00%) Visual Studio Team System
13 14 (1.75%) JMeter
14 11 (1.38%) Maven
14 11 (1.38%) SoapUI
15 10 (1.25%) Eclipse
15 10 (1.25%) GitLab
15 10 (1.25%) Subversion
16 8 (1.00%) SonarQube
17 7 (0.88%) ERwin
General
1 92 (11.50%) Finance
2 34 (4.25%) Retail
3 24 (3.00%) Legal
4 21 (2.63%) Banking
5 17 (2.13%) Law
6 13 (1.63%) Automotive
7 11 (1.38%) Manufacturing
8 8 (1.00%) Back Office
9 7 (0.88%) Local Government
10 5 (0.63%) Advertising
10 5 (0.63%) Games
11 4 (0.50%) Investment Banking
11 4 (0.50%) Telecoms
12 3 (0.38%) Financial Institution
12 3 (0.38%) Marketing
12 3 (0.38%) Retail Banking
13 2 (0.25%) Billing
13 2 (0.25%) Pharmaceutical
14 1 (0.13%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 417 (52.13%) Developer
2 117 (14.63%) .NET Developer
3 81 (10.13%) SQL Developer
4 75 (9.38%) Analyst
5 69 (8.63%) C# Developer
6 52 (6.50%) C# .NET Developer
7 50 (6.25%) Java Developer
8 45 (5.63%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 36 (4.50%) DBA
9 36 (4.50%) DevOps Engineer
10 31 (3.88%) Architect
11 30 (3.75%) Full Stack Developer
12 29 (3.63%) Software Developer
13 27 (3.38%) SQL DBA
14 25 (3.13%) Consultant
14 25 (3.13%) Senior Developer
15 23 (2.88%) Project Manager
16 20 (2.50%) Data Analyst
17 19 (2.38%) Administrator
17 19 (2.38%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 228 (28.50%) .NET
2 109 (13.63%) HTML
3 98 (12.25%) CSS
4 97 (12.13%) Web Services
5 87 (10.88%) ASP.NET
6 64 (8.00%) AngularJS
7 58 (7.25%) .NET Framework
8 57 (7.13%) XML
9 55 (6.88%) Spring
10 49 (6.13%) jQuery
11 40 (5.00%) Entity Framework
12 38 (4.75%) RESTful
13 37 (4.63%) SOAP
14 35 (4.38%) ASP.NET Web API
14 35 (4.38%) JSON
15 32 (4.00%) Middleware
15 32 (4.00%) WinForms
16 31 (3.88%) .NET Core
16 31 (3.88%) REST
17 29 (3.63%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 47 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
2 32 (4.00%) Enterprise Software
3 25 (3.13%) Management Information System
4 23 (2.88%) Computer Science
5 21 (2.63%) Greenfield Project
6 18 (2.25%) Mobile App
7 16 (2.00%) User Experience
8 13 (1.63%) Data Structures
9 11 (1.38%) Self-Motivation
10 9 (1.13%) Clustering
10 9 (1.13%) Data Centre
11 8 (1.00%) Semantic Web
12 7 (0.88%) NHS
12 7 (0.88%) Replication
13 5 (0.63%) Algorithms
13 5 (0.63%) Cloud Native
13 5 (0.63%) Fat Client
13 5 (0.63%) Taxonomies
13 5 (0.63%) Thin Client
14 3 (0.38%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 114 (14.25%) Windows
2 79 (9.88%) Windows Server
3 70 (8.75%) Linux
4 45 (5.63%) Unix
5 15 (1.88%) Windows Server 2008
6 12 (1.50%) Windows 10
7 10 (1.25%) Windows 7
8 8 (1.00%) Android
8 8 (1.00%) Apple iOS
8 8 (1.00%) Windows Server 2003
8 8 (1.00%) Windows Server 2012
9 7 (0.88%) Oracle Linux
10 5 (0.63%) Windows 2000 Server
11 4 (0.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 4 (0.50%) Windows NT
12 2 (0.25%) CentOS
13 1 (0.13%) AIX
13 1 (0.13%) Solaris
13 1 (0.13%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 231 (28.88%) Agile Software Development
2 126 (15.75%) Business Intelligence
3 108 (13.50%) MVC
4 94 (11.75%) ETL
5 83 (10.38%) TDD
6 69 (8.63%) Continuous Integration
7 61 (7.63%) Problem-Solving
8 59 (7.38%) Scrum
9 57 (7.13%) Data Modelling
10 55 (6.88%) Migration
11 53 (6.63%) DevOps
12 51 (6.38%) Test Automation
13 48 (6.00%) Analytics
14 46 (5.75%) BDD
14 46 (5.75%) Software Engineering
15 45 (5.63%) E-Commerce
15 45 (5.63%) Project Management
16 41 (5.13%) Stakeholder Management
17 38 (4.75%) SDLC
18 34 (4.25%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 215 (26.88%) C#
2 135 (16.88%) JavaScript
3 133 (16.63%) Java
4 84 (10.50%) T-SQL
5 62 (7.75%) Python
6 38 (4.75%) Shell Script
7 37 (4.63%) VB.NET
8 35 (4.38%) PL/SQL
8 35 (4.38%) Ruby
9 30 (3.75%) Perl
10 27 (3.38%) Java 8
10 27 (3.38%) VB
11 26 (3.25%) PowerShell
12 24 (3.00%) PHP
13 13 (1.63%) C++
14 12 (1.50%) VBA
15 11 (1.38%) VBScript
16 8 (1.00%) Erlang
16 8 (1.00%) Scala
17 6 (0.75%) LotusScript
Qualifications
1 46 (5.75%) Security Cleared
2 35 (4.38%) Degree
2 35 (4.38%) SC Cleared
3 9 (1.13%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (0.88%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (0.75%) MCSE
6 5 (0.63%) CCNP
6 5 (0.63%) Computer Science Degree
6 5 (0.63%) Postgraduate
6 5 (0.63%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 4 (0.50%) BPSS Clearance
7 4 (0.50%) CCDP
7 4 (0.50%) Chartered Engineer
7 4 (0.50%) CISM
7 4 (0.50%) CISSP
8 3 (0.38%) CCNA
8 3 (0.38%) CESG Certified Professional
8 3 (0.38%) DBS Check
8 3 (0.38%) ISEB
8 3 (0.38%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (3.00%) QA
2 18 (2.25%) Data Quality
3 9 (1.13%) GDPR
4 8 (1.00%) PMO
5 6 (0.75%) SLA
6 5 (0.63%) WAI
7 2 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.13%) GxP
System Software
1 41 (5.13%) Active Directory
2 33 (4.13%) Docker
3 13 (1.63%) Virtual Machines
4 12 (1.50%) VMware Infrastructure
5 10 (1.25%) Hyper-V
6 5 (0.63%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (0.50%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 4 (0.50%) etcd
8 2 (0.25%) Oracle RAC
8 2 (0.25%) Xen
9 1 (0.13%) Gluster
9 1 (0.13%) iptables
9 1 (0.13%) NFS
9 1 (0.13%) Varnish
9 1 (0.13%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 27 (3.38%) Puppet
2 19 (2.38%) SCCM
3 11 (1.38%) SCOM
3 11 (1.38%) Terraform
4 8 (1.00%) WSUS
5 7 (0.88%) Opscode Chef
6 6 (0.75%) Kibana
7 5 (0.63%) BladeLogic
7 5 (0.63%) Failover Clustering
7 5 (0.63%) Microsoft Intune
7 5 (0.63%) NetBackup
7 5 (0.63%) SCOrch
7 5 (0.63%) vCenter Server
8 4 (0.50%) Consul
8 4 (0.50%) Grafana
8 4 (0.50%) Tivoli
9 3 (0.38%) Kubernetes
9 3 (0.38%) Microsoft Clustering
9 3 (0.38%) SCVMM
9 3 (0.38%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 171 (21.38%) Oracle
2 168 (21.00%) Microsoft
3 33 (4.13%) VMware
4 30 (3.75%) Tableau
5 29 (3.63%) SAP
6 18 (2.25%) Informatica
7 17 (2.13%) Teradata
8 14 (1.75%) Cisco
9 13 (1.63%) IBM
10 10 (1.25%) Citrix
11 9 (1.13%) Capita
11 9 (1.13%) Lotus
12 8 (1.00%) Google
12 8 (1.00%) HP
13 7 (0.88%) CA
13 7 (0.88%) TIBCO
14 6 (0.75%) Hyperion
14 6 (0.75%) Talend
15 5 (0.63%) Clearswift
15 5 (0.63%) ESRI