Period
to 17 January 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 17 January 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
17 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 6 5 5
Rank change year-on-year -1 0 0
Contract jobs citing SQL 644 836 1,049
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 11.86% 13.55% 12.59%
As % of the Programming Languages category 29.80% 36.02% 38.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 463 594 720
North West median daily rate £375 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -6.67% +15.38%
10th Percentile £263 £250 £213
90th Percentile £563 £475 £526
England median daily rate £438 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +9.38% - +3.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 30 47
North West median hourly rate £31.00 £26.25 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.10% -29.05% +54.17%
10th Percentile £12.75 £13.15 £13.20
90th Percentile £49.62 £50.00 £52.47
England median hourly rate £27.00 £34.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year -20.59% +6.25% +16.36%

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 2,161 2,321 2,741
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 39.78% 37.62% 32.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,499 1,621 1,733
North West median daily rate £398 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.00% - +13.64%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £236
90th Percentile £538 £525 £526
England median daily rate £475 £425 £415
% change year-on-year +11.76% +2.41% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 66 61 115
North West median hourly rate £39.00 £38.50 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.30% +4.05% +13.78%
10th Percentile £13.25 £13.50 £13.75
90th Percentile £49.38 £48.75 £46.40
England median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +15.38%

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 17 January 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 17 January 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 17 January 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 -1 363 £375 +7.14% 245
Cheshire -4 114 £350 - 131
Lancashire -1 79 £425 +30.77% 49
Merseyside -8 49 £366 +4.44% 51
Cumbria 0 6 £398 +6.00% 4
SQL
England

For the 6 months to 17 January 2018, 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.

1 217 (33.70%) SQL Server
2 188 (29.19%) Agile Software Development
3 169 (26.24%) .NET
4 144 (22.36%) C#
5 142 (22.05%) JavaScript
6 133 (20.65%) Java
7 132 (20.50%) Oracle
8 126 (19.57%) Microsoft
9 118 (18.32%) Finance
10 107 (16.61%) Business Intelligence
11 99 (15.37%) TDD
12 96 (14.91%) MVC
13 88 (13.66%) HTML
14 83 (12.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 79 (12.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 77 (11.96%) JIRA
17 75 (11.65%) Windows
17 75 (11.65%) Data Warehouse
18 74 (11.49%) Linux
18 74 (11.49%) CSS
18 74 (11.49%) Git (software)
19 72 (11.18%) ASP.NET
20 71 (11.02%) Web Services
21 68 (10.56%) Test Automation
22 63 (9.78%) NoSQL
23 62 (9.63%) T-SQL
23 62 (9.63%) ETL
24 61 (9.47%) Migration
25 60 (9.32%) REST
26 59 (9.16%) MySQL

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 27 (4.19%) Confluence
2 25 (3.88%) SharePoint
3 22 (3.42%) WebSphere
4 21 (3.26%) IIS
5 16 (2.48%) SAS
6 15 (2.33%) Tomcat
7 12 (1.86%) CMS
8 11 (1.71%) WebLogic
9 10 (1.55%) Apache
10 6 (0.93%) Apache Spark
11 5 (0.78%) Oracle Beehive
11 5 (0.78%) Oracle Workflow
11 5 (0.78%) WildFly
12 4 (0.62%) Commerce Server
12 4 (0.62%) NServiceBus
12 4 (0.62%) Sitecore CMS
13 3 (0.47%) nginx
13 3 (0.47%) Umbraco
13 3 (0.47%) WebLogic Portal
13 3 (0.47%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 31 (4.81%) Microsoft Excel
2 17 (2.64%) Microsoft Office
3 8 (1.24%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.16%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.16%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 15 (2.33%) Cognos Business Intelligence
1 15 (2.33%) Oracle EBS
2 13 (2.02%) Oracle Payables
2 13 (2.02%) Oracle Receivables
3 12 (1.86%) Oracle EBS R12
4 11 (1.71%) Oracle Applications
5 10 (1.55%) Dynamics CRM
6 9 (1.40%) Dynamics AX
7 8 (1.24%) Oracle General Ledger
8 5 (0.78%) Oracle Assets
8 5 (0.78%) Oracle Cash Management
8 5 (0.78%) Oracle Internet Expenses
8 5 (0.78%) Oracle iProcurement
8 5 (0.78%) Unit4 Business World
9 4 (0.62%) Dynamics NAV
9 4 (0.62%) Oracle 11i
10 3 (0.47%) Oracle Financials
11 1 (0.16%) Oracle SCM
11 1 (0.16%) Visualfiles
11 1 (0.16%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 41 (6.37%) Microsoft Azure
2 31 (4.81%) Slack
3 21 (3.26%) Amazon AWS
4 14 (2.17%) PaaS
5 7 (1.09%) Taleo
6 6 (0.93%) Office 365
7 5 (0.78%) IaaS
7 5 (0.78%) Oracle Service Cloud
8 4 (0.62%) Amazon S3
8 4 (0.62%) Trello
9 3 (0.47%) Dynamics 365
9 3 (0.47%) Google Cloud Platform
10 2 (0.31%) GitHub
11 1 (0.16%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 1 (0.16%) Amazon ELB
11 1 (0.16%) Amazon EMR
11 1 (0.16%) Azure Active Directory
11 1 (0.16%) G Suite
11 1 (0.16%) iPaaS
11 1 (0.16%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 8 (1.24%) DNS
2 7 (1.09%) SAN
3 6 (0.93%) Firewall
3 6 (0.93%) Internet
4 5 (0.78%) DHCP
4 5 (0.78%) HTTP
4 5 (0.78%) Intranet
4 5 (0.78%) Network Security
4 5 (0.78%) SMS
4 5 (0.78%) TCP/IP
5 4 (0.62%) NAS
6 3 (0.47%) SSL
6 3 (0.47%) VLAN
7 2 (0.31%) Broadband
7 2 (0.31%) Ethernet
7 2 (0.31%) FTP
7 2 (0.31%) IPv6
7 2 (0.31%) SNMP
7 2 (0.31%) VoIP
7 2 (0.31%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 217 (33.70%) SQL Server
2 83 (12.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 79 (12.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 75 (11.65%) Data Warehouse
5 63 (9.78%) NoSQL
6 59 (9.16%) MySQL
7 55 (8.54%) Relational Database
8 52 (8.07%) MongoDB
9 37 (5.75%) PostgreSQL
10 31 (4.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 29 (4.50%) RDBMS
12 23 (3.57%) SQL Server 2000
13 21 (3.26%) Oracle Database
14 20 (3.11%) Power BI
15 19 (2.95%) Big Data
16 18 (2.80%) DB2
16 18 (2.80%) Hadoop
17 17 (2.64%) SQL Server 2012
18 16 (2.48%) SQL Server 2014
19 14 (2.17%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 77 (11.96%) JIRA
2 74 (11.49%) Git (software)
3 36 (5.59%) Visual Studio
4 31 (4.81%) Jenkins
5 29 (4.50%) Cucumber
6 27 (4.19%) JUnit
7 25 (3.88%) Team Foundation Server
8 19 (2.95%) AccuRev
9 16 (2.48%) Maven
9 16 (2.48%) TeamCity
10 15 (2.33%) Gradle
11 14 (2.17%) JProfiler
12 13 (2.02%) Eclipse
12 13 (2.02%) Subversion
13 12 (1.86%) Jasmine
14 10 (1.55%) Selenium
15 9 (1.40%) IntelliJ
16 8 (1.24%) Oracle APEX
17 6 (0.93%) Oracle Forms
17 6 (0.93%) SonarQube
General
1 118 (18.32%) Finance
2 41 (6.37%) Banking
3 40 (6.21%) Retail
4 16 (2.48%) Marketing
5 9 (1.40%) Manufacturing
6 8 (1.24%) Law
6 8 (1.24%) Legal
6 8 (1.24%) Telecoms
7 7 (1.09%) Advertising
8 6 (0.93%) Billing
9 5 (0.78%) Investment Banking
9 5 (0.78%) Retail Finance
10 4 (0.62%) Automotive
10 4 (0.62%) Electronics
10 4 (0.62%) General Ledger
11 2 (0.31%) Back Office
11 2 (0.31%) Local Government
11 2 (0.31%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (0.31%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.16%) Games
Job Titles
1 335 (52.02%) Developer
2 107 (16.61%) Analyst
3 79 (12.27%) .NET Developer
4 66 (10.25%) SQL Developer
5 59 (9.16%) Java Developer
6 58 (9.01%) C# Developer
7 52 (8.07%) Software Developer
8 45 (6.99%) C# .NET Developer
9 41 (6.37%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 33 (5.12%) Consultant
11 32 (4.97%) Data Analyst
11 32 (4.97%) DBA
12 26 (4.04%) ASP.NET Developer
13 24 (3.73%) Architect
13 24 (3.73%) SQL Analyst
14 21 (3.26%) Software Engineer
15 20 (3.11%) Java Engineer
16 19 (2.95%) Full Stack Developer
16 19 (2.95%) SQL DBA
17 16 (2.48%) Java Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 169 (26.24%) .NET
2 88 (13.66%) HTML
3 74 (11.49%) CSS
4 72 (11.18%) ASP.NET
5 71 (11.02%) Web Services
6 60 (9.32%) REST
7 57 (8.85%) AngularJS
8 56 (8.70%) jQuery
9 48 (7.45%) .NET Framework
9 48 (7.45%) XML
10 45 (6.99%) WPF
11 40 (6.21%) SOAP
12 38 (5.90%) Node.js
13 37 (5.75%) Spring
13 37 (5.75%) WinForms
14 34 (5.28%) WCF
15 29 (4.50%) ASP.NET MVC
15 29 (4.50%) J2EE
16 27 (4.19%) Ajax
16 27 (4.19%) JPA
Miscellaneous
1 42 (6.52%) Analytical Skills
2 28 (4.35%) Greenfield Project
3 19 (2.95%) Computer Science
3 19 (2.95%) Management Information System
4 13 (2.02%) Data Structures
4 13 (2.02%) NHS
4 13 (2.02%) User Experience
5 11 (1.71%) Enterprise Software
6 8 (1.24%) Replication
7 6 (0.93%) Clustering
7 6 (0.93%) Data Centre
8 5 (0.78%) Algorithms
8 5 (0.78%) Mainframe
8 5 (0.78%) Mobile App
9 4 (0.62%) Reference Data
10 3 (0.47%) Credit Risk
10 3 (0.47%) Fintech
10 3 (0.47%) Life Science
10 3 (0.47%) N-Tier
10 3 (0.47%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 75 (11.65%) Windows
2 74 (11.49%) Linux
3 29 (4.50%) Unix
4 27 (4.19%) Windows Server
5 26 (4.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 20 (3.11%) Windows Server 2012
7 8 (1.24%) Oracle Linux
8 6 (0.93%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (0.78%) Windows 10
10 4 (0.62%) Android
10 4 (0.62%) Apple iOS
10 4 (0.62%) Windows 7
10 4 (0.62%) Windows Server 2003
10 4 (0.62%) zOS
11 3 (0.47%) HPUX
11 3 (0.47%) Kali Linux
11 3 (0.47%) Ubuntu
12 2 (0.31%) Solaris
13 1 (0.16%) Windows 2000
13 1 (0.16%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 188 (29.19%) Agile Software Development
2 107 (16.61%) Business Intelligence
3 99 (15.37%) TDD
4 96 (14.91%) MVC
5 68 (10.56%) Test Automation
6 62 (9.63%) ETL
7 61 (9.47%) Migration
8 54 (8.39%) Software Engineering
9 53 (8.23%) SDLC
10 52 (8.07%) BDD
11 51 (7.92%) Data Modelling
12 44 (6.83%) Scrum
13 39 (6.06%) Mentoring
14 38 (5.90%) Data Migration
15 36 (5.59%) Microservices
15 36 (5.59%) Open Source
16 34 (5.28%) Data Analysis
17 33 (5.12%) ITIL
18 32 (4.97%) E-Commerce
19 31 (4.81%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 144 (22.36%) C#
2 142 (22.05%) JavaScript
3 133 (20.65%) Java
4 62 (9.63%) T-SQL
5 48 (7.45%) PL/SQL
6 28 (4.35%) Python
7 26 (4.04%) PowerShell
8 19 (2.95%) Shell Script
9 16 (2.48%) PHP
10 15 (2.33%) VB
11 14 (2.17%) VB.NET
12 13 (2.02%) C++
13 12 (1.86%) Ruby
14 8 (1.24%) Scala
15 7 (1.09%) VBA
16 6 (0.93%) Groovy
16 6 (0.93%) TypeScript
16 6 (0.93%) XPath
17 4 (0.62%) C
17 4 (0.62%) R
Qualifications
1 36 (5.59%) Security Cleared
2 29 (4.50%) SC Cleared
3 28 (4.35%) Degree
4 5 (0.78%) BPSS Clearance
4 5 (0.78%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (0.62%) ISTQB
6 2 (0.31%) ACCA
6 2 (0.31%) CIMA
6 2 (0.31%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (0.16%) CCNP
7 1 (0.16%) CESG Certified Professional
7 1 (0.16%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.16%) CISMP
7 1 (0.16%) IISP
7 1 (0.16%) Master's Degree
7 1 (0.16%) MCITP
7 1 (0.16%) MCSA
7 1 (0.16%) MCSE
7 1 (0.16%) MCTS
7 1 (0.16%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (3.26%) Data Quality
2 20 (3.11%) QA
3 4 (0.62%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.31%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (0.31%) GDPR
4 2 (0.31%) PMO
4 2 (0.31%) SLA
5 1 (0.16%) Dodd-Frank
5 1 (0.16%) EMIR
5 1 (0.16%) HL7
5 1 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.16%) MiFID
5 1 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.16%) WCAG
System Software
1 18 (2.80%) Active Directory
2 10 (1.55%) Docker
3 9 (1.40%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (0.78%) Hyper-V
5 3 (0.47%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (0.47%) Virtual Servers
6 2 (0.31%) Oracle RAC
6 2 (0.31%) VirtualBox
6 2 (0.31%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (0.31%) vSphere
6 2 (0.31%) Xen
6 2 (0.31%) XenApp
7 1 (0.16%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.16%) ProxySG
7 1 (0.16%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 9 (1.40%) Puppet
2 6 (0.93%) SCCM
3 5 (0.78%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (0.78%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 4 (0.62%) Ansible
4 4 (0.62%) SCOM
4 4 (0.62%) Tivoli
5 3 (0.47%) Nessus
5 3 (0.47%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 3 (0.47%) Terraform
6 2 (0.31%) Cacti
6 2 (0.31%) Mesos
6 2 (0.31%) Nagios
6 2 (0.31%) Nexpose
6 2 (0.31%) OpenNMS
6 2 (0.31%) Rancher
6 2 (0.31%) RANCID
7 1 (0.16%) CA Service Virtualization
7 1 (0.16%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.16%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 132 (20.50%) Oracle
2 126 (19.57%) Microsoft
3 31 (4.81%) Tableau
4 20 (3.11%) Red Hat
4 20 (3.11%) VMware
5 18 (2.80%) Cognos
5 18 (2.80%) IBM
6 15 (2.33%) Perforce
6 15 (2.33%) SAP
7 12 (1.86%) Informatica
8 10 (1.55%) Citrix
9 9 (1.40%) Capita
10 8 (1.24%) HP
11 6 (0.93%) CA
11 6 (0.93%) Sitecore
11 6 (0.93%) Xamarin
12 5 (0.78%) Cisco
12 5 (0.78%) Google
13 4 (0.62%) ServiceNow
14 3 (0.47%) Splunk