Period
to 23 May 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 23 May 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
23 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 6 5 6
Rank change year-on-year -1 +1 -1
Contract jobs citing SQL 799 753 874
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 13.75% 13.87% 11.34%
As % of the Programming Languages category 32.26% 34.89% 31.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 573 497 576
North West median daily rate £375 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% - -
10th Percentile £250 £225 £219
90th Percentile £488 £488 £488
England median daily rate £440 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +6.67% +3.13% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 43 39
North West median hourly rate £32.50 £35.00 £26.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.14% +30.45% +16.65%
10th Percentile £12.75 £11.75 £13.50
90th Percentile £52.00 £49.95 £47.00
England median hourly rate £26.60 £40.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year -33.51% +29.03% +24.00%

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 2,477 2,158 2,765
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 42.62% 39.75% 35.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,699 1,456 1,781
North West median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £275 £261 £255
90th Percentile £541 £525 £510
England median daily rate £475 £445 £425
% change year-on-year +6.74% +4.71% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 68 102 103
North West median hourly rate £36.13 £40.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.69% +14.29% -0.71%
10th Percentile £12.75 £13.80 £13.60
90th Percentile £51.25 £50.00 £47.33
England median hourly rate £40.75 £41.50 £38.75
% change year-on-year -1.81% +7.10% +10.71%

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 23 May 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 23 May 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 23 May 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 0 456 £375 +9.09% 252
Cheshire +1 174 £375 - 102
Merseyside +2 70 £400 +13.81% 51
Lancashire -4 64 £359 +9.70% 45
Cumbria -1 8 £375 +70.45% 2
SQL
England

For the 6 months to 23 May 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.

1 260 (32.54%) SQL Server
2 236 (29.54%) .NET
3 230 (28.79%) Agile Software Development
4 227 (28.41%) C#
5 160 (20.03%) Microsoft
6 159 (19.90%) Java
7 153 (19.15%) Oracle
8 146 (18.27%) JavaScript
9 138 (17.27%) Finance
10 119 (14.89%) HTML
11 112 (14.02%) Web Services
12 111 (13.89%) CSS
13 109 (13.64%) Windows
14 102 (12.77%) MVC
15 99 (12.39%) Business Intelligence
16 94 (11.76%) TDD
17 89 (11.14%) Microsoft Azure
18 86 (10.76%) Git (software)
19 84 (10.51%) NoSQL
20 83 (10.39%) Relational Database
20 83 (10.39%) ASP.NET
21 77 (9.64%) Migration
22 75 (9.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
22 75 (9.39%) JIRA
23 72 (9.01%) AngularJS
24 69 (8.64%) Data Warehouse
25 68 (8.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
26 65 (8.14%) ETL
26 65 (8.14%) MySQL
26 65 (8.14%) Problem-Solving

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 (2.88%) Apache
1 23 (2.88%) SAS
2 22 (2.75%) IIS
3 21 (2.63%) SharePoint
4 19 (2.38%) Tomcat
5 18 (2.25%) Confluence
5 18 (2.25%) WebSphere
6 13 (1.63%) WebLogic
7 12 (1.50%) Apache Spark
8 11 (1.38%) MS Exchange
9 8 (1.00%) Exchange Server 2010
9 8 (1.00%) Exchange Server 2013
10 7 (0.88%) CMS
10 7 (0.88%) Elasticsearch
10 7 (0.88%) Oracle Beehive
10 7 (0.88%) SharePoint 2013
10 7 (0.88%) Skype for Business
10 7 (0.88%) Umbraco
10 7 (0.88%) WildFly
11 6 (0.75%) JBoss
Applications
1 36 (4.51%) Microsoft Excel
2 16 (2.00%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (0.63%) Microsoft Project
3 5 (0.63%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.38%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.25%) HipChat
5 2 (0.25%) SPSS
6 1 (0.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 17 (2.13%) Oracle EBS
2 16 (2.00%) Oracle EBS R12
3 13 (1.63%) Oracle Applications
4 10 (1.25%) Elite 3E
5 6 (0.75%) Oracle Payables
5 6 (0.75%) Oracle Receivables
6 5 (0.63%) Unit4 Business World
6 5 (0.63%) Visualfiles
7 4 (0.50%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 4 (0.50%) Oracle Assets
7 4 (0.50%) Oracle General Ledger
8 3 (0.38%) Dynamics AX
8 3 (0.38%) Dynamics NAV
8 3 (0.38%) Oracle Internet Expenses
9 2 (0.25%) JDE EnterpriseOne
9 2 (0.25%) Oracle 11i
9 2 (0.25%) Oracle Cash Management
9 2 (0.25%) Oracle Financials
9 2 (0.25%) SAP Business One
9 2 (0.25%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 89 (11.14%) Microsoft Azure
2 52 (6.51%) Amazon AWS
3 25 (3.13%) PaaS
4 17 (2.13%) IaaS
5 14 (1.75%) SaaS
6 10 (1.25%) Office 365
6 10 (1.25%) Slack
7 9 (1.13%) GitHub
8 8 (1.00%) Amazon S3
9 7 (0.88%) Azure Active Directory
9 7 (0.88%) Oracle Service Cloud
9 7 (0.88%) Taleo
10 6 (0.75%) Azure Data Factory
10 6 (0.75%) Cloud Computing
11 4 (0.50%) Amazon EC2
11 4 (0.50%) OpenShift
12 3 (0.38%) Dynamics 365
13 2 (0.25%) iPaaS
13 2 (0.25%) npm
13 2 (0.25%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 21 (2.63%) Firewall
2 16 (2.00%) LAN
3 15 (1.88%) Internet
3 15 (1.88%) SAN
4 11 (1.38%) TCP/IP
5 9 (1.13%) WAN
6 8 (1.00%) DNS
6 8 (1.00%) SMS
7 7 (0.88%) HTTP
8 6 (0.75%) NAS
8 6 (0.75%) SSL
9 5 (0.63%) DHCP
10 4 (0.50%) IPsec
10 4 (0.50%) Reverse Proxy
10 4 (0.50%) VLAN
10 4 (0.50%) VPN
11 3 (0.38%) FTP
11 3 (0.38%) Network Security
11 3 (0.38%) VoIP
12 2 (0.25%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 260 (32.54%) SQL Server
2 84 (10.51%) NoSQL
3 83 (10.39%) Relational Database
4 75 (9.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 69 (8.64%) Data Warehouse
6 68 (8.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 65 (8.14%) MySQL
8 43 (5.38%) MongoDB
9 38 (4.76%) PostgreSQL
10 29 (3.63%) Azure SQL Database
10 29 (3.63%) DB2
11 28 (3.50%) Big Data
12 27 (3.38%) SQL Server 2000
13 26 (3.25%) Hadoop
14 24 (3.00%) Power BI
15 22 (2.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 20 (2.50%) Oracle Database
16 20 (2.50%) SQL Server 2012
17 19 (2.38%) BusinessObjects
18 17 (2.13%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 86 (10.76%) Git (software)
2 75 (9.39%) JIRA
3 51 (6.38%) Visual Studio
4 41 (5.13%) Jenkins
5 29 (3.63%) JUnit
6 28 (3.50%) AccuRev
7 21 (2.63%) Team Foundation Server
8 19 (2.38%) Selenium
9 17 (2.13%) Maven
10 14 (1.75%) Cucumber
11 12 (1.50%) Jasmine
11 12 (1.50%) Subversion
11 12 (1.50%) TeamCity
12 11 (1.38%) Gradle
13 10 (1.25%) Mocha
14 7 (0.88%) CA Release Automation
14 7 (0.88%) ERwin
14 7 (0.88%) Mockito
15 6 (0.75%) MSI
15 6 (0.75%) Rational Team Concert
General
1 138 (17.27%) Finance
2 28 (3.50%) Banking
3 25 (3.13%) Retail
4 15 (1.88%) Legal
5 14 (1.75%) Back Office
6 13 (1.63%) Law
6 13 (1.63%) Manufacturing
7 12 (1.50%) Games
8 9 (1.13%) Billing
8 9 (1.13%) Local Government
9 8 (1.00%) Marketing
10 6 (0.75%) Automotive
11 5 (0.63%) Advertising
11 5 (0.63%) Telecoms
12 4 (0.50%) General Ledger
12 4 (0.50%) Investment Banking
13 1 (0.13%) Electronics
13 1 (0.13%) Publishing
13 1 (0.13%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 396 (49.56%) Developer
2 97 (12.14%) .NET Developer
2 97 (12.14%) Analyst
3 72 (9.01%) C# Developer
4 70 (8.76%) SQL Developer
5 57 (7.13%) Java Developer
6 48 (6.01%) C# .NET Developer
7 46 (5.76%) Software Developer
8 44 (5.51%) Full Stack Developer
9 42 (5.26%) Consultant
10 40 (5.01%) Architect
11 29 (3.63%) Data Analyst
12 28 (3.50%) DBA
13 26 (3.25%) Lead Developer
14 24 (3.00%) Business Intelligence Developer
15 20 (2.50%) Desktop Support
15 20 (2.50%) Software Engineer
15 20 (2.50%) SQL DBA
16 18 (2.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
16 18 (2.25%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 236 (29.54%) .NET
2 119 (14.89%) HTML
3 112 (14.02%) Web Services
4 111 (13.89%) CSS
5 83 (10.39%) ASP.NET
6 72 (9.01%) AngularJS
7 60 (7.51%) .NET Framework
8 59 (7.38%) REST
9 53 (6.63%) XML
10 51 (6.38%) WPF
11 50 (6.26%) jQuery
11 50 (6.26%) SOAP
12 49 (6.13%) Node.js
13 43 (5.38%) Entity Framework
14 41 (5.13%) Spring
15 39 (4.88%) WinForms
16 35 (4.38%) React
17 33 (4.13%) WCF
18 30 (3.75%) J2EE
19 29 (3.63%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 53 (6.63%) Analytical Skills
2 31 (3.88%) Greenfield Project
3 29 (3.63%) Enterprise Software
4 21 (2.63%) Management Information System
5 19 (2.38%) User Experience
6 17 (2.13%) Computer Science
7 16 (2.00%) Data Centre
8 15 (1.88%) Mobile App
9 13 (1.63%) Self-Motivation
10 11 (1.38%) NHS
10 11 (1.38%) Replication
11 10 (1.25%) Algorithms
11 10 (1.25%) Clustering
12 8 (1.00%) Semantic Web
13 7 (0.88%) CESG
13 7 (0.88%) Mainframe
14 5 (0.63%) Data Structures
15 4 (0.50%) PKI
15 4 (0.50%) W3C
16 3 (0.38%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 109 (13.64%) Windows
2 64 (8.01%) Linux
3 54 (6.76%) Windows Server
4 34 (4.26%) Unix
5 28 (3.50%) Windows Server 2012
6 25 (3.13%) Windows Server 2008
7 18 (2.25%) Windows Server 2003
8 16 (2.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 11 (1.38%) Windows 10
10 9 (1.13%) Windows 7
11 8 (1.00%) Android
11 8 (1.00%) Apple iOS
12 5 (0.63%) Oracle Linux
13 4 (0.50%) Windows 2000 Server
14 3 (0.38%) CentOS
14 3 (0.38%) Windows NT
15 2 (0.25%) Ubuntu
16 1 (0.13%) Fedora
16 1 (0.13%) Solaris
16 1 (0.13%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 230 (28.79%) Agile Software Development
2 102 (12.77%) MVC
3 99 (12.39%) Business Intelligence
4 94 (11.76%) TDD
5 77 (9.64%) Migration
6 65 (8.14%) ETL
6 65 (8.14%) Problem-Solving
7 59 (7.38%) BDD
8 57 (7.13%) E-Commerce
8 57 (7.13%) Software Engineering
9 54 (6.76%) Continuous Integration
9 54 (6.76%) Test Automation
10 49 (6.13%) Scrum
11 39 (4.88%) Data Modelling
12 38 (4.76%) DevOps
13 35 (4.38%) Project Management
13 35 (4.38%) SDLC
14 34 (4.26%) Analytics
14 34 (4.26%) Data Migration
14 34 (4.26%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 227 (28.41%) C#
2 159 (19.90%) Java
3 146 (18.27%) JavaScript
4 63 (7.88%) T-SQL
5 55 (6.88%) Python
6 53 (6.63%) PL/SQL
7 44 (5.51%) PowerShell
8 42 (5.26%) VB.NET
9 36 (4.51%) VB
10 27 (3.38%) Ruby
11 24 (3.00%) PHP
12 21 (2.63%) Java 8
13 17 (2.13%) C++
13 17 (2.13%) Shell Script
14 13 (1.63%) VBScript
15 12 (1.50%) Groovy
15 12 (1.50%) Scala
16 9 (1.13%) Bash Shell
16 9 (1.13%) VBA
17 7 (0.88%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 42 (5.26%) Security Cleared
2 33 (4.13%) SC Cleared
3 29 (3.63%) Degree
4 8 (1.00%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (0.88%) CESG Certified Professional
5 7 (0.88%) IISP
5 7 (0.88%) Microsoft Certification
6 6 (0.75%) CCNP
7 5 (0.63%) CISMP
7 5 (0.63%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 4 (0.50%) CCDP
8 4 (0.50%) Chartered Engineer
8 4 (0.50%) CISM
8 4 (0.50%) CISSP
9 3 (0.38%) CCNA
9 3 (0.38%) MCITP
9 3 (0.38%) MCSE
10 2 (0.25%) Computer Science Degree
10 2 (0.25%) ISEB
10 2 (0.25%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (2.75%) QA
2 16 (2.00%) Data Quality
3 7 (0.88%) GDPR
3 7 (0.88%) PMO
4 5 (0.63%) WAI
5 3 (0.38%) SLA
6 2 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.13%) Dodd-Frank
7 1 (0.13%) EMIR
7 1 (0.13%) GxP
7 1 (0.13%) MiFID
7 1 (0.13%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.13%) WCAG
System Software
1 37 (4.63%) Active Directory
2 28 (3.50%) Docker
3 25 (3.13%) VMware Infrastructure
4 15 (1.88%) Hyper-V
5 14 (1.75%) VMware ESXi
6 11 (1.38%) Virtual Machines
7 9 (1.13%) vSphere
7 9 (1.13%) XenApp
8 8 (1.00%) Virtual Servers
9 4 (0.50%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 4 (0.50%) Microsoft App-V
10 3 (0.38%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 3 (0.38%) etcd
10 3 (0.38%) VMware Workstation
11 1 (0.13%) Apache Flume
11 1 (0.13%) Gluster
11 1 (0.13%) iptables
11 1 (0.13%) Varnish
11 1 (0.13%) VirtualBox
11 1 (0.13%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 17 (2.13%) Opscode Chef
1 17 (2.13%) SCCM
2 16 (2.00%) Terraform
3 12 (1.50%) Ansible
4 11 (1.38%) SCOM
5 10 (1.25%) Puppet
6 7 (0.88%) Microsoft Clustering
7 6 (0.75%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 6 (0.75%) WSUS
8 5 (0.63%) McAfee ePO
9 4 (0.50%) NetBackup
9 4 (0.50%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 4 (0.50%) Tivoli
10 3 (0.38%) Consul
10 3 (0.38%) Failover Clustering
10 3 (0.38%) HP Quality Center
10 3 (0.38%) HP SIM
10 3 (0.38%) logstash
10 3 (0.38%) SCOrch
10 3 (0.38%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 160 (20.03%) Microsoft
2 153 (19.15%) Oracle
3 35 (4.38%) Tableau
3 35 (4.38%) VMware
4 25 (3.13%) Red Hat
5 18 (2.25%) HP
5 18 (2.25%) IBM
6 17 (2.13%) Cisco
6 17 (2.13%) SAP
7 16 (2.00%) Teradata
8 15 (1.88%) Citrix
8 15 (1.88%) Informatica
9 11 (1.38%) Capita
10 9 (1.13%) Splunk
11 8 (1.00%) CA
12 7 (0.88%) Xamarin
13 6 (0.75%) Intapp
13 6 (0.75%) Lotus
13 6 (0.75%) McAfee
14 5 (0.63%) SnapLogic