Period
to 13 November 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 13 November 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
13 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 7 5 5
Rank change year-on-year -2 0 0
Contract jobs citing SQL 660 792 705
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 12.16% 13.31% 12.34%
As % of the Programming Languages category 32.18% 31.30% 32.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 467 573 497
North West median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £273 £269 £270
90th Percentile £575 £525 £580
England median daily rate £450 £450 £435
% change year-on-year - +3.45% +8.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 16 44
North West median hourly rate £29.62 £35.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.38% -12.50% +81.82%
10th Percentile £12.23 £15.75 £11.75
90th Percentile £53.75 £51.25 £46.21
England median hourly rate £35.00 £29.50 £28.00
% change year-on-year +18.64% +5.36% -

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 2,051 2,530 2,190
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 37.79% 42.53% 38.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,436 1,739 1,491
North West median daily rate £419 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.69% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £300 £300 £285
90th Percentile £575 £553 £525
England median daily rate £488 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +2.63% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 45 83
North West median hourly rate £30.00 £35.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.29% -12.50% +28.98%
10th Percentile £14.46 £15.75 £12.15
90th Percentile £53.75 £46.30 £51.71
England median hourly rate £44.00 £42.19 £40.00
% change year-on-year +4.29% +5.48% +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 13 November 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 13 November 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 13 November 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 -1 333 £394 +5.00% 290
Cheshire -2 108 £350 -6.67% 84
Lancashire +1 87 £400 -3.50% 48
Merseyside -5 75 £475 +21.79% 41
Cumbria -3 23 £460 +35.29% 4
SQL
England

For the 6 months to 13 November 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.

1 175 (26.52%) SQL Server
2 172 (26.06%) .NET
3 146 (22.12%) C#
4 143 (21.67%) Microsoft
5 139 (21.06%) Oracle
6 132 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
7 94 (14.24%) JavaScript
8 93 (14.09%) Azure
9 92 (13.94%) Migration
10 91 (13.79%) MVC
11 87 (13.18%) Agile Software Development
12 85 (12.88%) Windows
13 83 (12.58%) Data Warehouse
14 79 (11.97%) Java
15 73 (11.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 73 (11.06%) Analytical Skills
16 69 (10.45%) HTML
17 68 (10.30%) Python
17 68 (10.30%) Finance
17 68 (10.30%) Power BI
17 68 (10.30%) Power Platform
18 67 (10.15%) NoSQL
18 67 (10.15%) ETL
19 65 (9.85%) Security Cleared
20 63 (9.55%) Unit Testing
20 63 (9.55%) CSS
20 63 (9.55%) T-SQL
21 60 (9.09%) Analytics
22 59 (8.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
23 58 (8.79%) SC Cleared

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 37 (5.61%) Apache Spark
2 22 (3.33%) SharePoint
3 15 (2.27%) Confluence
4 12 (1.82%) Apache
4 12 (1.82%) IIS
5 10 (1.52%) Umbraco
6 7 (1.06%) Oracle Workflow
6 7 (1.06%) SAS
7 6 (0.91%) BizTalk Server
7 6 (0.91%) MS Exchange
8 5 (0.76%) Elasticsearch
9 4 (0.61%) SharePoint 2013
9 4 (0.61%) Tomcat
9 4 (0.61%) WebLogic
10 3 (0.45%) Apache Pig
10 3 (0.45%) WebSphere
11 2 (0.30%) CMS
11 2 (0.30%) OpenROAD
11 2 (0.30%) Skype for Business
12 1 (0.15%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 39 (5.91%) Microsoft Excel
2 31 (4.70%) MS Visio
3 11 (1.67%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (0.30%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.15%) Stata
Business Applications
1 19 (2.88%) Oracle EBS
1 19 (2.88%) Siebel CRM
2 12 (1.82%) Dynamics CRM
3 8 (1.21%) Dynamics NAV
4 4 (0.61%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (0.45%) Oracle 11i
5 3 (0.45%) Oracle Applications
5 3 (0.45%) Oracle Assets
5 3 (0.45%) Oracle Financials
5 3 (0.45%) Oracle General Ledger
5 3 (0.45%) Oracle Payables
5 3 (0.45%) Oracle Receivables
6 2 (0.30%) SAP FI
7 1 (0.15%) Adobe Campaign
7 1 (0.15%) Magento
7 1 (0.15%) Maximo
7 1 (0.15%) Oracle BPM
7 1 (0.15%) Oracle CRM
7 1 (0.15%) Oracle ERP
7 1 (0.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 93 (14.09%) Azure
2 68 (10.30%) Power Platform
3 41 (6.21%) AWS
4 19 (2.88%) Office 365
5 18 (2.73%) Serverless
6 17 (2.58%) Azure Data Factory
7 14 (2.12%) GitHub
8 13 (1.97%) Amazon S3
9 12 (1.82%) Amazon EC2
10 10 (1.52%) AWS CloudFormation
10 10 (1.52%) PaaS
11 8 (1.21%) Amazon ELB
12 7 (1.06%) Dynamics 365
12 7 (1.06%) GCP
12 7 (1.06%) IaaS
12 7 (1.06%) SaaS
13 6 (0.91%) Azure Functions
14 5 (0.76%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 4 (0.61%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 4 (0.61%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 20 (3.03%) Firewall
2 13 (1.97%) SAN
3 9 (1.36%) DNS
4 5 (0.76%) DHCP
5 4 (0.61%) Internet
5 4 (0.61%) TCP/IP
6 3 (0.45%) PBX
6 3 (0.45%) VoIP
6 3 (0.45%) VPN
7 2 (0.30%) Cisco PIX
7 2 (0.30%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 2 (0.30%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 2 (0.30%) FTP
7 2 (0.30%) HTTP
7 2 (0.30%) NAS
7 2 (0.30%) Skype
7 2 (0.30%) WAN
8 1 (0.15%) iSCSI
8 1 (0.15%) Multicast
8 1 (0.15%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 175 (26.52%) SQL Server
2 83 (12.58%) Data Warehouse
3 73 (11.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 68 (10.30%) Power BI
5 67 (10.15%) NoSQL
6 59 (8.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 51 (7.73%) MongoDB
8 45 (6.82%) Oracle Database
9 36 (5.45%) Hadoop
10 27 (4.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 26 (3.94%) Big Data
12 25 (3.79%) Relational Database
13 22 (3.33%) Azure SQL Database
13 22 (3.33%) MySQL
13 22 (3.33%) Oracle BI EE
14 18 (2.73%) Oracle8/8i Database
14 18 (2.73%) Oracle9i Database
15 15 (2.27%) Data Lake
16 14 (2.12%) Oracle Reports
17 11 (1.67%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 42 (6.36%) JIRA
2 32 (4.85%) Visual Studio
3 31 (4.70%) Git (software)
4 26 (3.94%) NUnit
5 22 (3.33%) Team Foundation Server
6 18 (2.73%) Jenkins
7 16 (2.42%) Cucumber
8 12 (1.82%) Selenium
8 12 (1.82%) TeamCity
9 11 (1.67%) Oracle APEX
10 9 (1.36%) Visual Studio Coded UI
11 7 (1.06%) Maven
11 7 (1.06%) SpecFlow
11 7 (1.06%) Subversion
12 6 (0.91%) ClearCase
12 6 (0.91%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 6 (0.91%) Visual Studio Team System
13 5 (0.76%) CA Gen
14 4 (0.61%) JMeter
14 4 (0.61%) JUnit
General
1 68 (10.30%) Finance
2 31 (4.70%) Public Sector
3 24 (3.64%) Publishing
4 17 (2.58%) Banking
4 17 (2.58%) Retail
5 13 (1.97%) Law
6 9 (1.36%) Manufacturing
6 9 (1.36%) Marketing
7 8 (1.21%) Back Office
8 6 (0.91%) Investment Banking
8 6 (0.91%) Police
9 4 (0.61%) Local Government
9 4 (0.61%) Pharmaceutical
9 4 (0.61%) Telecoms
10 3 (0.45%) Legal
11 2 (0.30%) Games
11 2 (0.30%) Private Banking
12 1 (0.15%) Advertising
12 1 (0.15%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.15%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 283 (42.88%) Developer
2 101 (15.30%) .NET Developer
3 72 (10.91%) Analyst
4 56 (8.48%) SQL Developer
5 41 (6.21%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 40 (6.06%) C# Developer
6 40 (6.06%) Consultant
7 38 (5.76%) Architect
8 36 (5.45%) C# .NET Developer
9 35 (5.30%) DBA
10 28 (4.24%) Data Engineer
11 24 (3.64%) Senior Developer
12 23 (3.48%) Software Developer
13 22 (3.33%) Data Analyst
13 22 (3.33%) SQL DBA
14 17 (2.58%) Senior .NET Developer
15 16 (2.42%) Administrator
15 16 (2.42%) Java Developer
16 15 (2.27%) .NET Software Developer
16 15 (2.27%) Data Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 172 (26.06%) .NET
2 69 (10.45%) HTML
3 63 (9.55%) CSS
4 54 (8.18%) ASP.NET
5 42 (6.36%) .NET Framework
5 42 (6.36%) jQuery
6 39 (5.91%) AngularJS
7 36 (5.45%) HTML5
7 36 (5.45%) XML
8 30 (4.55%) Entity Framework
9 25 (3.79%) CSS3
10 24 (3.64%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 23 (3.48%) ASP.NET MVC
12 22 (3.33%) ASP.NET Web API
13 20 (3.03%) .NET Core
13 20 (3.03%) Web Services
14 17 (2.58%) React
15 15 (2.27%) WinForms
15 15 (2.27%) WPF
16 14 (2.12%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 73 (11.06%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (3.03%) User Experience
3 18 (2.73%) Greenfield Project
4 17 (2.58%) Enterprise Software
5 15 (2.27%) Management Information System
5 15 (2.27%) NHS
6 13 (1.97%) Self-Motivation
7 10 (1.52%) EMC VNX
8 9 (1.36%) Celerra
8 9 (1.36%) CLARiiON
8 9 (1.36%) Clustering
8 9 (1.36%) Data Centre
9 8 (1.21%) Replication
10 7 (1.06%) Data Structures
11 5 (0.76%) Driving Licence
11 5 (0.76%) Mobile App
12 4 (0.61%) PMI
13 3 (0.45%) Life Science
13 3 (0.45%) SCADA
13 3 (0.45%) Smart Home
Operating Systems
1 85 (12.88%) Windows
2 39 (5.91%) Windows Server
3 31 (4.70%) Linux
4 28 (4.24%) Unix
5 19 (2.88%) Solaris
6 10 (1.52%) HPUX
7 9 (1.36%) Windows Server 2012
8 8 (1.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 6 (0.91%) Windows Server 2008
10 5 (0.76%) CentOS
10 5 (0.76%) Windows NT
11 4 (0.61%) Windows 10
11 4 (0.61%) Windows Server 2003
12 2 (0.30%) AIX
12 2 (0.30%) Windows 7
13 1 (0.15%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 132 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
2 92 (13.94%) Migration
3 91 (13.79%) MVC
4 87 (13.18%) Agile Software Development
5 67 (10.15%) ETL
6 63 (9.55%) Unit Testing
7 60 (9.09%) Analytics
8 57 (8.64%) Data Modelling
9 52 (7.88%) Data Migration
10 50 (7.58%) CRM
11 43 (6.52%) DevOps
12 40 (6.06%) Problem-Solving
13 36 (5.45%) ITIL
13 36 (5.45%) Microservices
14 35 (5.30%) Visualisation
15 32 (4.85%) Test Automation
16 28 (4.24%) Continuous Integration
16 28 (4.24%) Performance Tuning
16 28 (4.24%) Software Engineering
17 25 (3.79%) Data Analytics
Programming Languages
1 146 (22.12%) C#
2 94 (14.24%) JavaScript
3 79 (11.97%) Java
4 68 (10.30%) Python
5 63 (9.55%) T-SQL
6 43 (6.52%) VBA
7 29 (4.39%) PowerShell
8 28 (4.24%) PL/SQL
9 17 (2.58%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
10 16 (2.42%) C
10 16 (2.42%) Shell Script
11 13 (1.97%) Java 8
12 12 (1.82%) VB
12 12 (1.82%) VB.NET
13 11 (1.67%) Bash Shell
14 10 (1.52%) PHP
15 8 (1.21%) R
16 7 (1.06%) Scala
16 7 (1.06%) VB6
17 5 (0.76%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 65 (9.85%) Security Cleared
2 58 (8.79%) SC Cleared
3 17 (2.58%) Degree
4 10 (1.52%) BPSS Clearance
4 10 (1.52%) ITIL Certification
5 6 (0.91%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (0.76%) ISTQB
6 5 (0.76%) PhD
7 4 (0.61%) CCNP
7 4 (0.61%) PMI Certification
8 3 (0.45%) CCIE
8 3 (0.45%) CCNA
8 3 (0.45%) MCSE
8 3 (0.45%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (0.30%) CCA
9 2 (0.30%) CCENT
9 2 (0.30%) Citrix Certification
9 2 (0.30%) Master's Degree
9 2 (0.30%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 2 (0.30%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (2.88%) SLA
2 18 (2.73%) QA
3 10 (1.52%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.30%) GDPR
5 1 (0.15%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.15%) PA-DSS
5 1 (0.15%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.15%) WCAG
System Software
1 33 (5.00%) Active Directory
2 10 (1.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (1.36%) Docker
3 9 (1.36%) EMC RecoverPoint
4 7 (1.06%) Hyper-V
5 4 (0.61%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (0.45%) HDFS
6 3 (0.45%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (0.30%) ISA Server
7 2 (0.30%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.15%) BitLocker
8 1 (0.15%) vSphere
8 1 (0.15%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 11 (1.67%) Ansible
1 11 (1.67%) Oracle RMAN
2 10 (1.52%) NetBackup
2 10 (1.52%) SCCM
3 5 (0.76%) Kubernetes
4 3 (0.45%) Backup Exec
4 3 (0.45%) Microsoft Clustering
4 3 (0.45%) Nessus
4 3 (0.45%) Oozie
4 3 (0.45%) Puppet
4 3 (0.45%) Terraform
5 2 (0.30%) FortiGate
5 2 (0.30%) HP ALM
5 2 (0.30%) Kibana
5 2 (0.30%) Microsoft Intune
5 2 (0.30%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (0.30%) SCOM
6 1 (0.15%) Packer
6 1 (0.15%) Rancher
6 1 (0.15%) Rsyslog
Vendors
1 143 (21.67%) Microsoft
2 139 (21.06%) Oracle
3 36 (5.45%) Tableau
4 34 (5.15%) Citrix
5 32 (4.85%) Informatica
6 24 (3.64%) VMware
7 23 (3.48%) IBM
8 22 (3.33%) Siebel
9 21 (3.18%) SAP
10 18 (2.73%) OpenText
11 16 (2.42%) MuleSoft
12 12 (1.82%) Red Hat
13 11 (1.67%) Cisco
13 11 (1.67%) EMC
14 10 (1.52%) Databricks
14 10 (1.52%) webMethods
15 9 (1.36%) Brocade
15 9 (1.36%) Cognos
15 9 (1.36%) Google
15 9 (1.36%) Talend