Period
to 3 December 2020

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 3 December 2020 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
3 Dec 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 8 7 6
Rank change year-on-year -1 -1 -1
Contract jobs citing SQL 269 652 790
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the North West 11.91% 12.17% 13.35%
As % of the Programming Languages category 32.93% 32.34% 30.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 224 480 580
Median daily rate £375 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +6.67% -3.23%
10th Percentile £250 £275 £270
90th Percentile £575 £572 £538
England median daily rate £465 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +3.33% - +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 19 16
Median hourly rate £19.25 £42.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -54.17% +20.00% -12.50%
10th Percentile £17.75 £12.40 £15.75
90th Percentile £30.50 £53.75 £50.00
England median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £30.99
% change year-on-year - +12.95% +14.77%

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 817 2,016 2,552
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 36.18% 37.63% 43.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 535 1,405 1,763
Median daily rate £403 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.42% +3.13% -
10th Percentile £253 £296 £300
90th Percentile £553 £575 £556
England median daily rate £485 £488 £475
% change year-on-year -0.51% +2.63% +2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 54 43
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
10th Percentile £12.23 £14.55 £15.75
90th Percentile £55.25 £53.75 £46.90
Median hourly rate £37.50 £43.50 £42.23
% change year-on-year -13.79% +3.01% +5.57%

SQL
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing SQL as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing SQL in the North West.

Daily rate trend for SQL in the North West

SQL
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing SQL in the North West over the 6 months to 3 December 2020.

Daily rate histogram for SQL in the North West

SQL
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing SQL in the North West.

Hourly rate trend for SQL in the North West

SQL
Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing SQL in the North West over the 6 months to 3 December 2020.

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 3 December 2020. 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 +3 147 £400 - 147
Cheshire +2 48 £370 +5.71% 50
Merseyside +4 27 £350 -26.32% 20
Lancashire -2 25 £340 -15.00% 14
Cumbria -5 1 £600 +30.43% 7
SQL
England

For the 6 months to 3 December 2020, 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.

1 101 (37.55%) Business Intelligence
2 66 (24.54%) SQL Server
3 64 (23.79%) Agile Software Development
4 62 (23.05%) Azure
5 58 (21.56%) Power BI
5 58 (21.56%) Power Platform
6 57 (21.19%) Oracle
7 52 (19.33%) Microsoft
8 44 (16.36%) .NET
9 43 (15.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 41 (15.24%) Data Warehouse
11 40 (14.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 38 (14.13%) Migration
13 36 (13.38%) Analytical Skills
14 34 (12.64%) C#
15 32 (11.90%) T-SQL
16 31 (11.52%) Java
16 31 (11.52%) ETL
16 31 (11.52%) Python
17 30 (11.15%) Finance
18 29 (10.78%) Data Modelling
18 29 (10.78%) Oracle Database
19 28 (10.41%) Test Automation
19 28 (10.41%) Problem-Solving
20 26 (9.67%) Performance Tuning
21 25 (9.29%) Security Cleared
22 24 (8.92%) SC Cleared
22 24 (8.92%) Git (software)
22 24 (8.92%) AWS
22 24 (8.92%) Windows

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 11 (4.09%) Apache Spark
1 11 (4.09%) Confluence
1 11 (4.09%) SharePoint
2 5 (1.86%) MS Exchange
2 5 (1.86%) SAS
3 4 (1.49%) BizTalk Server
3 4 (1.49%) WebSphere
4 2 (0.74%) Anypoint
4 2 (0.74%) Apache
4 2 (0.74%) Apache Airflow
4 2 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (0.74%) Luigi
5 1 (0.37%) ArcGIS
5 1 (0.37%) CMS
5 1 (0.37%) DNN
5 1 (0.37%) EPiServer
5 1 (0.37%) IIS
5 1 (0.37%) Mule
5 1 (0.37%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 14 (5.20%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.74%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.37%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.37%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 11 (4.09%) Oracle Applications
1 11 (4.09%) Oracle EBS
2 10 (3.72%) Oracle EBS R12
3 5 (1.86%) SAP APO
4 4 (1.49%) assyst
4 4 (1.49%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.37%) Aareon QL
5 1 (0.37%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 1 (0.37%) Oracle 11i
5 1 (0.37%) Oracle Assets
5 1 (0.37%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.37%) Oracle General Ledger
5 1 (0.37%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (0.37%) Oracle Receivables
5 1 (0.37%) Orchard Housing
5 1 (0.37%) SAP MM
5 1 (0.37%) SAP S/4HANA
5 1 (0.37%) SAP SD
5 1 (0.37%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 62 (23.05%) Azure
2 58 (21.56%) Power Platform
3 24 (8.92%) AWS
4 11 (4.09%) Azure Data Factory
5 6 (2.23%) PowerApps
5 6 (2.23%) Serverless
6 5 (1.86%) GCP
6 5 (1.86%) Power Automate
7 4 (1.49%) Logic Apps
7 4 (1.49%) Office 365
7 4 (1.49%) Slack
8 3 (1.12%) AWS Lambda
8 3 (1.12%) Boomi
9 2 (0.74%) Amazon EMR
9 2 (0.74%) Amazon S3
9 2 (0.74%) Azure Stack
9 2 (0.74%) BrowserStack
9 2 (0.74%) Dynamics 365
9 2 (0.74%) SaaS
9 2 (0.74%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 9 (3.35%) Kerberos
2 3 (1.12%) IP Telephony
2 3 (1.12%) VoIP
3 2 (0.74%) SAN
3 2 (0.74%) SSL
4 1 (0.37%) Firewall
4 1 (0.37%) FTP
4 1 (0.37%) LAN
4 1 (0.37%) WAN
4 1 (0.37%) WinSCP
4 1 (0.37%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 66 (24.54%) SQL Server
2 58 (21.56%) Power BI
3 43 (15.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 41 (15.24%) Data Warehouse
5 40 (14.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 29 (10.78%) Oracle Database
7 23 (8.55%) Tableau
8 20 (7.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 19 (7.06%) Relational Database
10 12 (4.46%) Azure SQL Database
10 12 (4.46%) Big Data
11 11 (4.09%) MySQL
11 11 (4.09%) Oracle Database 11g
11 11 (4.09%) Oracle Reports
12 10 (3.72%) Data Lake
13 9 (3.35%) OLTP
13 9 (3.35%) Oracle BI Publisher
14 6 (2.23%) Apache Hive
14 6 (2.23%) Hadoop
14 6 (2.23%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 24 (8.92%) Git (software)
2 19 (7.06%) JIRA
3 16 (5.95%) Selenium
4 12 (4.46%) Jenkins
5 10 (3.72%) Bitbucket
5 10 (3.72%) Visual Studio
6 9 (3.35%) HP UFT
6 9 (3.35%) Toad
7 7 (2.60%) Sahi
7 7 (2.60%) WATIR
8 6 (2.23%) SoapUI
9 4 (1.49%) ER Studio
9 4 (1.49%) ERwin
9 4 (1.49%) GitLab
9 4 (1.49%) Oracle APEX
10 3 (1.12%) JUnit
10 3 (1.12%) Maven
10 3 (1.12%) Postman
11 2 (0.74%) Ant
11 2 (0.74%) JMeter
General
1 30 (11.15%) Finance
2 12 (4.46%) Manufacturing
3 11 (4.09%) Public Sector
4 9 (3.35%) Retail
5 7 (2.60%) Legal
6 6 (2.23%) Banking
7 4 (1.49%) Aerospace
8 3 (1.12%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (0.74%) Law
10 1 (0.37%) Advertising
10 1 (0.37%) Billing
10 1 (0.37%) Electronics
10 1 (0.37%) Games
10 1 (0.37%) General Ledger
10 1 (0.37%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 96 (35.69%) Developer
2 39 (14.50%) Analyst
3 35 (13.01%) DBA
4 34 (12.64%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 21 (7.81%) Data Engineer
6 18 (6.69%) Oracle DBA
7 15 (5.58%) SQL DBA
8 14 (5.20%) Architect
9 13 (4.83%) SQL Developer
10 12 (4.46%) .NET Developer
11 11 (4.09%) Power BI Developer
12 10 (3.72%) Data Analyst
13 9 (3.35%) Tester
14 8 (2.97%) Data Architect
14 8 (2.97%) Test Engineer
15 7 (2.60%) QA Tester
16 6 (2.23%) Applications Support
16 6 (2.23%) Lead Developer
16 6 (2.23%) QA Engineer
16 6 (2.23%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (16.36%) .NET
2 18 (6.69%) Web Services
3 14 (5.20%) .NET Core
4 13 (4.83%) ASP.NET
4 13 (4.83%) XML
5 12 (4.46%) HTML
6 11 (4.09%) .NET Framework
6 11 (4.09%) SOAP
7 10 (3.72%) AngularJS
7 10 (3.72%) CSS
7 10 (3.72%) REST
8 9 (3.35%) ASP.NET Web API
9 6 (2.23%) ASP.NET Core
9 6 (2.23%) Spring
10 5 (1.86%) React
11 4 (1.49%) Entity Framework
11 4 (1.49%) Spring Boot
12 3 (1.12%) Swagger
12 3 (1.12%) WinForms
12 3 (1.12%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 36 (13.38%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (7.06%) NHS
3 8 (2.97%) Replication
4 7 (2.60%) Analytical Mindset
4 7 (2.60%) Clustering
5 6 (2.23%) Data Structures
6 5 (1.86%) Reference Data
7 4 (1.49%) Data Centre
7 4 (1.49%) Self-Motivation
8 3 (1.12%) Credit Risk
8 3 (1.12%) Mainframe
8 3 (1.12%) User Experience
9 2 (0.74%) Greenfield Project
9 2 (0.74%) Management Information System
9 2 (0.74%) PKI
9 2 (0.74%) Virtual Team
10 1 (0.37%) Driving Licence
10 1 (0.37%) Life Science
10 1 (0.37%) Online Games
10 1 (0.37%) Pharmacovigilance
Operating Systems
1 24 (8.92%) Windows
2 22 (8.18%) Unix
3 21 (7.81%) Linux
4 12 (4.46%) Solaris
4 12 (4.46%) Windows Server
5 10 (3.72%) AIX
6 9 (3.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (1.86%) Apple iOS
8 2 (0.74%) Android
8 2 (0.74%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.74%) Windows Server 2016
8 2 (0.74%) zOS
9 1 (0.37%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.37%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.37%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 101 (37.55%) Business Intelligence
2 64 (23.79%) Agile Software Development
3 38 (14.13%) Migration
4 31 (11.52%) ETL
5 29 (10.78%) Data Modelling
6 28 (10.41%) Problem-Solving
6 28 (10.41%) Test Automation
7 26 (9.67%) Performance Tuning
8 22 (8.18%) Analytics
9 19 (7.06%) TDD
10 18 (6.69%) High Availability
11 17 (6.32%) Data Migration
12 16 (5.95%) Continuous Integration
13 15 (5.58%) BDD
13 15 (5.58%) Data Analysis
14 13 (4.83%) DevOps
15 12 (4.46%) Data Management
15 12 (4.46%) Kanban
16 10 (3.72%) Software Engineering
16 10 (3.72%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 34 (12.64%) C#
2 32 (11.90%) T-SQL
3 31 (11.52%) Java
3 31 (11.52%) Python
4 19 (7.06%) PL/SQL
5 17 (6.32%) JavaScript
6 15 (5.58%) Shell Script
7 13 (4.83%) PowerShell
8 12 (4.46%) R
9 10 (3.72%) Ruby
10 8 (2.97%) VBA
11 4 (1.49%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
12 3 (1.12%) Scala
13 2 (0.74%) Bash Shell
13 2 (0.74%) C
13 2 (0.74%) Korn
13 2 (0.74%) Perl
13 2 (0.74%) PHP
13 2 (0.74%) VB.NET
13 2 (0.74%) XPath
Qualifications
1 25 (9.29%) Security Cleared
2 24 (8.92%) SC Cleared
3 9 (3.35%) Degree
4 5 (1.86%) ISEB
5 4 (1.49%) Computer Science Degree
5 4 (1.49%) ISTQB
6 3 (1.12%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (1.12%) Oracle Certification
7 2 (0.74%) CCNA
7 2 (0.74%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (0.74%) HP AIS
7 2 (0.74%) HP ASE
7 2 (0.74%) HP MASE
7 2 (0.74%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (0.74%) JNCIS
7 2 (0.74%) MCITP
7 2 (0.74%) MCSA
7 2 (0.74%) MCSE
7 2 (0.74%) NCIE
7 2 (0.74%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (7.06%) QA
2 11 (4.09%) Data Quality
3 4 (1.49%) SLA
4 2 (0.74%) GDPR
4 2 (0.74%) WCAG
System Software
1 11 (4.09%) Oracle RAC
2 9 (3.35%) Oracle Clusterware
3 5 (1.86%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.74%) Active Directory
4 2 (0.74%) Docker
5 1 (0.37%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
5 1 (0.37%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.37%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 21 (7.81%) Oracle RMAN
2 9 (3.35%) Data Guard
3 3 (1.12%) Ansible
3 3 (1.12%) Terraform
4 2 (0.74%) Microsoft Clustering
4 2 (0.74%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 2 (0.74%) Nessus
4 2 (0.74%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 2 (0.74%) SafeCom
4 2 (0.74%) SolarWinds Orion
4 2 (0.74%) WMI
5 1 (0.37%) HP ALM
5 1 (0.37%) Kubernetes
5 1 (0.37%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.37%) SCCM
5 1 (0.37%) SCOM
5 1 (0.37%) SCSM
Vendors
1 57 (21.19%) Oracle
2 52 (19.33%) Microsoft
3 15 (5.58%) SAP
4 12 (4.46%) Databricks
5 9 (3.35%) PeopleSoft
5 9 (3.35%) Red Hat
5 9 (3.35%) Sun
6 8 (2.97%) Teradata
7 7 (2.60%) IBM
8 5 (1.86%) HP
8 5 (1.86%) MuleSoft
8 5 (1.86%) Talend
8 5 (1.86%) VMware
9 4 (1.49%) Atlassian
9 4 (1.49%) Cloudera
9 4 (1.49%) Informatica
9 4 (1.49%) Salesforce.com
9 4 (1.49%) Sybase
10 3 (1.12%) Apple
10 3 (1.12%) Dell