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 3 months to 26 June 2017 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
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 5 7 6
Rank change year-on-year +2 -1  
Contract jobs citing SQL 369 394 522
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 12.52% 10.50% 14.14%
As % of the Programming Languages category 34.10% 30.57% 43.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 216 253 331
Median daily rate £375 £350 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +3.70%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £221 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £499 £450 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £340
% change year-on-year +3.44% +6.61%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 12 13
Median hourly rate £35.00 £20.64 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +69.57% +5.84%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £18.97 £15.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £41.38 £53.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £32.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year +23.07% +44.44%  

SQL is in the programming language skills category. The next 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 programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 1082 1289 1210
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 36.70% 34.36% 32.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 706 858 780
Median daily rate £400 £388 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.22% +6.89%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £293 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 30 26
Median hourly rate £41.00 £28.50 £35.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +43.85% -19.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.45 £18.80 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.25 £45.00 £56.88
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year +13.33% +1.35%  

SQL
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West citing SQL as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Programming Languages category.

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 3 months to 26 June 2017.

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 3 months to 26 June 2017.

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 3 months to 26 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +11 189 £375 +13.63% 154
Cheshire -1 80 £375 -3.22% 60
Merseyside -3 44 £363 +9.84% 27
Lancashire +7 42 £350 +7.03% 21
Cumbria +2 3 £225 - 2
SQL
England

For the 6 months to 26 June 2017, 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.

1 263 (35.35%) SQL Server
2 192 (25.81%) Agile Software Development
3 168 (22.58%) Oracle
4 165 (22.18%) .NET
5 161 (21.64%) Java
6 132 (17.74%) JavaScript
7 128 (17.20%) C#
7 128 (17.20%) Business Intelligence
7 128 (17.20%) Finance
8 125 (16.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 121 (16.26%) Microsoft
10 104 (13.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 99 (13.31%) ETL
11 99 (13.31%) HTML
12 86 (11.56%) Windows
13 83 (11.16%) T-SQL
14 80 (10.75%) MVC
14 80 (10.75%) CSS
15 79 (10.62%) Migration
16 77 (10.35%) Data Warehouse
17 76 (10.22%) Web Services
18 70 (9.41%) PL/SQL
19 69 (9.27%) TDD
20 67 (9.01%) XML
21 66 (8.87%) JIRA
21 66 (8.87%) SQL Server Analysis Services
22 65 (8.74%) Linux
23 63 (8.47%) Scrum
23 63 (8.47%) REST
24 62 (8.33%) Data Modelling

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 (4.17%) SharePoint
2 21 (2.82%) SAS
3 14 (1.88%) WebSphere
4 12 (1.61%) CMS
5 11 (1.48%) Tomcat
6 10 (1.34%) BizTalk Server
6 10 (1.34%) WebLogic
7 9 (1.21%) JBoss
7 9 (1.21%) MS Exchange
8 8 (1.08%) Apache
8 8 (1.08%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 8 (1.08%) Umbraco
9 7 (0.94%) Confluence
9 7 (0.94%) Exchange Server 2010
9 7 (0.94%) IIS
9 7 (0.94%) WebSphere Application Server
10 6 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2013
11 5 (0.67%) EPiServer
12 4 (0.54%) Oracle Service Bus
12 4 (0.54%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 36 (4.84%) Microsoft Excel
2 10 (1.34%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (0.40%) SPSS
4 2 (0.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.27%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 26 (3.49%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (1.21%) Dynamics NAV
3 5 (0.67%) Oracle BPM
4 4 (0.54%) Oracle Applications
4 4 (0.54%) Oracle Financials
5 3 (0.40%) Oracle EBS
5 3 (0.40%) SAP Business One
5 3 (0.40%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 2 (0.27%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.13%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 1 (0.13%) Magento
7 1 (0.13%) Oracle EBS R12
7 1 (0.13%) Oracle General Ledger
7 1 (0.13%) Oracle Payables
7 1 (0.13%) Oracle Receivables
7 1 (0.13%) Sage X3
7 1 (0.13%) SAP CRM
7 1 (0.13%) SAP MDG
7 1 (0.13%) SAP MDM
7 1 (0.13%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 25 (3.36%) Amazon AWS
2 19 (2.55%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (1.48%) Office 365
4 5 (0.67%) PaaS
5 3 (0.40%) Amazon S3
5 3 (0.40%) AWS CloudFormation
5 3 (0.40%) Azure Active Directory
5 3 (0.40%) OneDrive
5 3 (0.40%) SaaS
6 2 (0.27%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (0.27%) Amazon Kinesis
6 2 (0.27%) Azure Data Factory
6 2 (0.27%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.27%) GitHub
6 2 (0.27%) Google Analytics
7 1 (0.13%) Amazon ElastiCache
7 1 (0.13%) Amazon ELB
7 1 (0.13%) CloudFront
7 1 (0.13%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.13%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (2.42%) Internet
2 11 (1.48%) HTTP
3 10 (1.34%) DNS
4 9 (1.21%) SAN
4 9 (1.21%) WAN
5 8 (1.08%) LAN
6 7 (0.94%) TCP/IP
7 6 (0.81%) DHCP
8 5 (0.67%) Broadband
8 5 (0.67%) SSH
8 5 (0.67%) X.509
9 4 (0.54%) Firewall
9 4 (0.54%) Network Security
9 4 (0.54%) VPN
10 3 (0.40%) Fibre Channel
10 3 (0.40%) NetScaler
10 3 (0.40%) SSL
10 3 (0.40%) tcpdump
10 3 (0.40%) VLAN
10 3 (0.40%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 263 (35.35%) SQL Server
2 125 (16.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 104 (13.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 77 (10.35%) Data Warehouse
5 66 (8.87%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 61 (8.20%) MySQL
7 60 (8.06%) Relational Database
8 59 (7.93%) Oracle Database
9 53 (7.12%) NoSQL
10 48 (6.45%) MongoDB
11 44 (5.91%) SQL Server 2012
12 36 (4.84%) DB2
12 36 (4.84%) Power BI
12 36 (4.84%) SQL Server 2014
13 33 (4.44%) SQL Server 2008
14 32 (4.30%) Big Data
15 26 (3.49%) SQL Server 2005
16 21 (2.82%) PostgreSQL
16 21 (2.82%) SQL Server 2016
17 20 (2.69%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 66 (8.87%) JIRA
2 58 (7.80%) Git (software)
3 42 (5.65%) Jenkins
4 24 (3.23%) JUnit
5 23 (3.09%) Selenium
6 22 (2.96%) Visual Studio
7 21 (2.82%) Team Foundation Server
8 17 (2.28%) Toad
9 16 (2.15%) Cucumber
10 13 (1.75%) WebDriver
11 10 (1.34%) AccuRev
11 10 (1.34%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 10 (1.34%) Bitbucket
11 10 (1.34%) Eclipse
11 10 (1.34%) NUnit
11 10 (1.34%) Talend Open Studio
12 9 (1.21%) Gradle
13 8 (1.08%) Maven
13 8 (1.08%) SoapUI
13 8 (1.08%) Subversion
General
1 128 (17.20%) Finance
2 42 (5.65%) Banking
2 42 (5.65%) Retail
3 16 (2.15%) Marketing
4 13 (1.75%) Legal
5 11 (1.48%) Automotive
5 11 (1.48%) Manufacturing
6 10 (1.34%) Telecoms
7 8 (1.08%) Electronics
8 6 (0.81%) Law
9 5 (0.67%) Games
9 5 (0.67%) Investment Banking
9 5 (0.67%) Retail Banking
10 4 (0.54%) Local Government
11 3 (0.40%) Advertising
11 3 (0.40%) Avionics
11 3 (0.40%) Pharmaceutical
12 2 (0.27%) Military
13 1 (0.13%) Aerospace
13 1 (0.13%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 342 (45.97%) Developer
2 123 (16.53%) Analyst
3 91 (12.23%) SQL Developer
4 81 (10.89%) DBA
5 58 (7.80%) .NET Developer
5 58 (7.80%) Java Developer
6 51 (6.85%) SQL DBA
7 42 (5.65%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 37 (4.97%) Consultant
9 36 (4.84%) SQL Analyst
10 32 (4.30%) Data Analyst
11 30 (4.03%) Architect
11 30 (4.03%) C# Developer
12 29 (3.90%) Test Analyst
13 25 (3.36%) Software Developer
14 22 (2.96%) Administrator
14 22 (2.96%) C# .NET Developer
15 21 (2.82%) SQL Server DBA
15 21 (2.82%) SSIS Developer
16 20 (2.69%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 165 (22.18%) .NET
2 99 (13.31%) HTML
3 80 (10.75%) CSS
4 76 (10.22%) Web Services
5 67 (9.01%) XML
6 63 (8.47%) REST
7 59 (7.93%) ASP.NET
8 57 (7.66%) Spring
9 49 (6.59%) .NET Framework
10 44 (5.91%) jQuery
11 43 (5.78%) AngularJS
12 42 (5.65%) SOAP
13 38 (5.11%) J2EE
14 36 (4.84%) ASP.NET MVC
15 34 (4.57%) Hibernate
16 29 (3.90%) Entity Framework
17 26 (3.49%) ASP.NET Web API
18 25 (3.36%) HTML5
18 25 (3.36%) RESTful
19 24 (3.23%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 52 (6.99%) Analytical Skills
2 28 (3.76%) Greenfield Project
3 23 (3.09%) Computer Science
4 21 (2.82%) Mobile App
5 19 (2.55%) Clustering
6 15 (2.02%) Management Information System
7 14 (1.88%) Replication
8 11 (1.48%) NHS
9 9 (1.21%) Client/Server
10 8 (1.08%) Mainframe
11 7 (0.94%) Public Cloud
12 6 (0.81%) iPad
12 6 (0.81%) User Experience
13 5 (0.67%) Data Centre
13 5 (0.67%) FMCG
14 4 (0.54%) Algorithms
14 4 (0.54%) Credit Risk
15 3 (0.40%) AS400
15 3 (0.40%) IBM Mainframe
16 2 (0.27%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 86 (11.56%) Windows
2 65 (8.74%) Linux
3 35 (4.70%) Unix
4 33 (4.44%) Windows Server
5 18 (2.42%) Windows Server 2012
6 16 (2.15%) Android
7 12 (1.61%) Apple iOS
7 12 (1.61%) Windows 10
8 11 (1.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 11 (1.48%) zOS
9 10 (1.34%) Windows Server 2008
10 9 (1.21%) Windows 7
11 8 (1.08%) Windows 8
12 7 (0.94%) CentOS
12 7 (0.94%) Solaris
13 4 (0.54%) AIX
14 3 (0.40%) HPUX
14 3 (0.40%) OS/390
15 2 (0.27%) Windows Server 2003
15 2 (0.27%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 192 (25.81%) Agile Software Development
2 128 (17.20%) Business Intelligence
3 99 (13.31%) ETL
4 80 (10.75%) MVC
5 79 (10.62%) Migration
6 69 (9.27%) TDD
7 63 (8.47%) Scrum
8 62 (8.33%) Data Modelling
9 49 (6.59%) Test Automation
10 47 (6.32%) Continuous Integration
11 40 (5.38%) CRM
11 40 (5.38%) OO
11 40 (5.38%) Performance Tuning
12 38 (5.11%) DevOps
13 36 (4.84%) BDD
14 33 (4.44%) Analytics
14 33 (4.44%) Data Migration
15 32 (4.30%) High Availability
15 32 (4.30%) Microservices
15 32 (4.30%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 161 (21.64%) Java
2 132 (17.74%) JavaScript
3 128 (17.20%) C#
4 83 (11.16%) T-SQL
5 70 (9.41%) PL/SQL
6 56 (7.53%) Python
7 39 (5.24%) PowerShell
8 22 (2.96%) Perl
9 21 (2.82%) Shell Script
10 19 (2.55%) VB.NET
11 17 (2.28%) C++
12 16 (2.15%) VB
13 12 (1.61%) PHP
14 11 (1.48%) Ruby
15 9 (1.21%) Scala
16 8 (1.08%) VBA
17 7 (0.94%) C
17 7 (0.94%) COBOL
18 6 (0.81%) R
18 6 (0.81%) VB6
Qualifications
1 41 (5.51%) Degree
2 32 (4.30%) Security Cleared
3 25 (3.36%) SC Cleared
4 8 (1.08%) ISEB
4 8 (1.08%) ISTQB
5 5 (0.67%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (0.54%) DBS Check
7 3 (0.40%) CISSP
7 3 (0.40%) PhD
8 2 (0.27%) HNC
8 2 (0.27%) HND
8 2 (0.27%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 2 (0.27%) MCSE
8 2 (0.27%) NVQ Level 3
8 2 (0.27%) SAS Certification
9 1 (0.13%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.13%) NCDA
9 1 (0.13%) NCIE
9 1 (0.13%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.13%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (4.17%) QA
2 19 (2.55%) Data Quality
3 4 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (0.54%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.40%) COBIT
5 2 (0.27%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.13%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 1 (0.13%) GDPR
6 1 (0.13%) GMP
6 1 (0.13%) SLA
System Software
1 21 (2.82%) Active Directory
2 14 (1.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (1.08%) Virtual Machines
4 7 (0.94%) Hyper-V
5 4 (0.54%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (0.54%) vSphere
6 3 (0.40%) HDFS
6 3 (0.40%) XenApp
7 1 (0.13%) Docker
7 1 (0.13%) Squid
7 1 (0.13%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 19 (2.55%) Oracle RMAN
2 15 (2.02%) Failover Clustering
3 10 (1.34%) Microsoft Clustering
4 9 (1.21%) SCCM
5 8 (1.08%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 8 (1.08%) SCOM
6 7 (0.94%) Ansible
6 7 (0.94%) Puppet
7 5 (0.67%) Data Guard
7 5 (0.67%) Mesos
8 4 (0.54%) EMC NetWorker
8 4 (0.54%) HP Quality Center
8 4 (0.54%) Opscode Chef
8 4 (0.54%) SCOrch
8 4 (0.54%) Terraform
9 3 (0.40%) Grafana
9 3 (0.40%) Graphite
10 2 (0.27%) Perfmon
10 2 (0.27%) vCenter Server
10 2 (0.27%) vMotion
Vendors
1 168 (22.58%) Oracle
2 121 (16.26%) Microsoft
3 25 (3.36%) VMware
4 20 (2.69%) SAP
5 17 (2.28%) HP
6 16 (2.15%) IBM
6 16 (2.15%) Red Hat
7 15 (2.02%) Tableau
8 12 (1.61%) Perforce
9 10 (1.34%) Talend
10 9 (1.21%) Pega
10 9 (1.21%) Sitecore
11 8 (1.08%) Cisco
11 8 (1.08%) Google
12 7 (0.94%) Citrix
12 7 (0.94%) JD Edwards
12 7 (0.94%) Vertica
13 6 (0.81%) iManage
14 5 (0.67%) Teradata
14 5 (0.67%) Xamarin
Chester, Cheshire
Hays Talent Solutions
Rate: £500.00 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
North West
Venn Group
Rate: £150 - £170 Per Day Umbrella
Posted: 3 hours ago
Greater Manchester
Frazer John Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £120 - £140 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Searchability
Rate: £11 - £16 per hour
Posted: 8 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £300 - £340 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
Greater Manchester
Spier Consulting Ltd
Rate: £300 - £320 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Blue Octopus Recruitment LLP
Rate: Salary £30,000 plus benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £425 - £475 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Knutsford, Cheshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Salford, Lancashire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Icore Tech
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Cheshire
Roc Search
Rate: £95 - £98 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester
Michael Page Technology
Posted: 6 days ago
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Source Technology
Rate: From £450 to £600 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Cheshire
Vivid Resourcing
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Spring Technology
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Knutsford, Cheshire
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: UKP 300 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester
CPS Group Limited
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
JM
Rate: £350 - £425 per day
Posted: 6 days ago