Period
to 18 November 2017

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 18 November 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
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 5 5 5
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 +1
Contract jobs citing SQL 690 920 1112
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 12.14% 13.34% 12.98%
As % of the Programming Languages category 31.94% 36.55% 41.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 492 626 753
North West median daily rate £375 £350 £351
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -0.14% +7.85%
10th Percentile £269 £232 £214
90th Percentile £586 £475 £526
England median daily rate £438 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +9.38% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 27 39
North West median hourly rate £40.00 £22.00 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +81.82% -40.54% +97.33%
10th Percentile £11.75 £13.70 £15.55
90th Percentile £46.21 £42.50 £53.53
England median hourly rate £28.00 £28.50 £27.89
% change year-on-year -1.75% +2.19% +11.56%

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 2160 2517 2699
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 38.00% 36.50% 31.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 1482 1733 1684
North West median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +15.38%
10th Percentile £281 £263 £250
90th Percentile £531 £500 £526
England median daily rate £455 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +7.06% +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 78 61 95
North West median hourly rate £40.00 £29.53 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +35.48% -21.27% +30.43%
10th Percentile £12.00 £13.25 £16.75
90th Percentile £51.71 £42.50 £52.47
England median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.23
% change year-on-year +6.67% +0.74% +24.08%

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 18 November 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 6 months to 18 November 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 6 months to 18 November 2017. 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 0 396 £388 +10.71% 89
Cheshire -7 123 £361 -0.34% 56
Lancashire +1 84 £425 +28.40% 13
Merseyside -4 50 £356 +6.74% 16
Cumbria +1 8 £375 - 3
SQL
England

For the 6 months to 18 November 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.

1 236 (34.20%) SQL Server
2 205 (29.71%) Agile Software Development
3 188 (27.25%) .NET
4 144 (20.87%) C#
5 139 (20.14%) Oracle
6 133 (19.28%) Microsoft
7 132 (19.13%) Java
8 125 (18.12%) JavaScript
9 124 (17.97%) Business Intelligence
10 123 (17.83%) Finance
11 106 (15.36%) TDD
12 98 (14.20%) MVC
13 97 (14.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 93 (13.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 83 (12.03%) Windows
16 82 (11.88%) T-SQL
17 77 (11.16%) HTML
17 77 (11.16%) ASP.NET
18 76 (11.01%) Linux
18 76 (11.01%) Data Warehouse
19 74 (10.72%) Data Modelling
19 74 (10.72%) Test Automation
20 71 (10.29%) Migration
20 71 (10.29%) Git (software)
21 69 (10.00%) ETL
21 69 (10.00%) CSS
22 66 (9.57%) JIRA
23 65 (9.42%) Relational Database
24 62 (8.99%) MongoDB
24 62 (8.99%) NoSQL

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 32 (4.64%) SharePoint
2 25 (3.62%) Confluence
3 23 (3.33%) SAS
4 20 (2.90%) WebSphere
5 18 (2.61%) CMS
5 18 (2.61%) Tomcat
6 16 (2.32%) IIS
7 7 (1.01%) NServiceBus
8 6 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2013
8 6 (0.87%) Oracle Workflow
9 5 (0.72%) Apache Spark
9 5 (0.72%) BizTalk Server
9 5 (0.72%) MS Exchange
10 4 (0.58%) Apache
10 4 (0.58%) Commerce Server
10 4 (0.58%) Sitecore CMS
11 3 (0.43%) CICS
11 3 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2010
11 3 (0.43%) nginx
11 3 (0.43%) Umbraco
Applications
1 32 (4.64%) Microsoft Excel
2 18 (2.61%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (0.58%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 23 (3.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 17 (2.46%) Dynamics AX
3 12 (1.74%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 10 (1.45%) Oracle Payables
4 10 (1.45%) Oracle Receivables
5 9 (1.30%) Oracle EBS
6 7 (1.01%) Oracle Applications
7 6 (0.87%) Oracle EBS R12
7 6 (0.87%) Oracle General Ledger
8 5 (0.72%) Dynamics NAV
8 5 (0.72%) Oracle Cash Management
8 5 (0.72%) Oracle Internet Expenses
8 5 (0.72%) Oracle iProcurement
9 4 (0.58%) Oracle 11i
10 3 (0.43%) Oracle Assets
11 2 (0.29%) Oracle BPM
11 2 (0.29%) Oracle Financials
12 1 (0.14%) Unit4 Business World
12 1 (0.14%) Visualfiles
12 1 (0.14%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 33 (4.78%) Microsoft Azure
2 25 (3.62%) Slack
3 13 (1.88%) Office 365
4 11 (1.59%) Amazon AWS
5 9 (1.30%) PaaS
6 6 (0.87%) OneDrive
7 5 (0.72%) Amazon S3
7 5 (0.72%) Taleo
8 4 (0.58%) Dynamics 365
9 3 (0.43%) Amazon EC2
9 3 (0.43%) Amazon ELB
9 3 (0.43%) AWS CloudFormation
9 3 (0.43%) Azure Data Factory
9 3 (0.43%) GitHub
9 3 (0.43%) Trello
10 2 (0.29%) Amazon ElastiCache
10 2 (0.29%) CloudFront
10 2 (0.29%) IaaS
10 2 (0.29%) SaaS
11 1 (0.14%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 12 (1.74%) Internet
2 8 (1.16%) DNS
2 8 (1.16%) SAN
3 7 (1.01%) TCP/IP
4 6 (0.87%) Intranet
5 5 (0.72%) DHCP
5 5 (0.72%) Firewall
5 5 (0.72%) Network Security
5 5 (0.72%) VLAN
6 4 (0.58%) HTTP
6 4 (0.58%) Skype
7 3 (0.43%) FTP
7 3 (0.43%) SMS
7 3 (0.43%) SSH
7 3 (0.43%) WAN
8 2 (0.29%) Broadband
8 2 (0.29%) Ethernet
8 2 (0.29%) LAN
8 2 (0.29%) LLU
8 2 (0.29%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 236 (34.20%) SQL Server
2 97 (14.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 93 (13.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 76 (11.01%) Data Warehouse
5 65 (9.42%) Relational Database
6 62 (8.99%) MongoDB
6 62 (8.99%) NoSQL
7 55 (7.97%) MySQL
8 43 (6.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 40 (5.80%) PostgreSQL
10 33 (4.78%) RDBMS
11 32 (4.64%) Oracle Database
12 26 (3.77%) DB2
13 23 (3.33%) Hadoop
14 22 (3.19%) Power BI
15 21 (3.04%) SQL Server 2012
16 20 (2.90%) Big Data
17 19 (2.75%) SQL Server 2008
17 19 (2.75%) SQL Server 2014
18 16 (2.32%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 71 (10.29%) Git (software)
2 66 (9.57%) JIRA
3 40 (5.80%) Visual Studio
4 34 (4.93%) JUnit
5 32 (4.64%) Team Foundation Server
6 27 (3.91%) Cucumber
6 27 (3.91%) Jenkins
7 14 (2.03%) Eclipse
7 14 (2.03%) Jasmine
7 14 (2.03%) TeamCity
8 12 (1.74%) Gradle
8 12 (1.74%) JProfiler
9 11 (1.59%) AccuRev
10 10 (1.45%) Maven
10 10 (1.45%) SoapUI
11 9 (1.30%) Toad
12 8 (1.16%) IntelliJ
12 8 (1.16%) Subversion
13 7 (1.01%) Oracle Forms
13 7 (1.01%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 123 (17.83%) Finance
2 53 (7.68%) Retail
3 43 (6.23%) Banking
4 18 (2.61%) Marketing
5 14 (2.03%) Legal
6 12 (1.74%) Manufacturing
7 9 (1.30%) Automotive
7 9 (1.30%) Telecoms
8 6 (0.87%) Advertising
8 6 (0.87%) Law
9 5 (0.72%) Electronics
9 5 (0.72%) Investment Banking
9 5 (0.72%) Retail Banking
9 5 (0.72%) Retail Finance
10 4 (0.58%) Local Government
11 2 (0.29%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.29%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.14%) Arabic Language
12 1 (0.14%) French Language
12 1 (0.14%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 321 (46.52%) Developer
2 132 (19.13%) Analyst
3 78 (11.30%) .NET Developer
4 73 (10.58%) SQL Developer
5 54 (7.83%) Java Developer
6 53 (7.68%) C# Developer
7 44 (6.38%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 43 (6.23%) C# .NET Developer
8 43 (6.23%) Data Analyst
8 43 (6.23%) DBA
9 42 (6.09%) Software Developer
10 37 (5.36%) SQL Analyst
11 30 (4.35%) Architect
12 27 (3.91%) ASP.NET Developer
12 27 (3.91%) Consultant
12 27 (3.91%) Test Analyst
13 22 (3.19%) SQL DBA
13 22 (3.19%) Support Analyst
14 21 (3.04%) Software Engineer
15 19 (2.75%) SQL Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 188 (27.25%) .NET
2 77 (11.16%) ASP.NET
2 77 (11.16%) HTML
3 69 (10.00%) CSS
4 58 (8.41%) REST
5 56 (8.12%) .NET Framework
6 54 (7.83%) AngularJS
7 53 (7.68%) Web Services
8 44 (6.38%) jQuery
9 40 (5.80%) Spring
9 40 (5.80%) WPF
10 38 (5.51%) XML
11 37 (5.36%) Entity Framework
12 36 (5.22%) SOAP
13 35 (5.07%) JPA
13 35 (5.07%) Node.js
14 34 (4.93%) WCF
15 33 (4.78%) ASP.NET Web API
16 32 (4.64%) Hibernate
17 29 (4.20%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 40 (5.80%) Analytical Skills
2 29 (4.20%) Greenfield Project
3 28 (4.06%) Management Information System
4 20 (2.90%) Data Structures
5 19 (2.75%) Computer Science
6 14 (2.03%) Clustering
7 10 (1.45%) NHS
7 10 (1.45%) Replication
7 10 (1.45%) User Experience
8 8 (1.16%) Enterprise Software
9 7 (1.01%) Credit Risk
9 7 (1.01%) Mainframe
9 7 (1.01%) Mobile App
10 6 (0.87%) Public Cloud
11 4 (0.58%) Data Centre
11 4 (0.58%) N-Tier
12 3 (0.43%) iPad
12 3 (0.43%) Life Science
12 3 (0.43%) Reference Data
12 3 (0.43%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 83 (12.03%) Windows
2 76 (11.01%) Linux
3 41 (5.94%) Unix
4 30 (4.35%) Windows Server
5 28 (4.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 18 (2.61%) Windows Server 2012
7 8 (1.16%) Oracle Linux
7 8 (1.16%) Windows 10
7 8 (1.16%) Windows Server 2008
8 7 (1.01%) HPUX
8 7 (1.01%) zOS
9 5 (0.72%) Android
9 5 (0.72%) Windows 7
10 4 (0.58%) Apple iOS
11 3 (0.43%) Kali Linux
11 3 (0.43%) OS/390
11 3 (0.43%) Solaris
11 3 (0.43%) Ubuntu
11 3 (0.43%) Windows Server 2003
12 2 (0.29%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 205 (29.71%) Agile Software Development
2 124 (17.97%) Business Intelligence
3 106 (15.36%) TDD
4 98 (14.20%) MVC
5 74 (10.72%) Data Modelling
5 74 (10.72%) Test Automation
6 71 (10.29%) Migration
7 69 (10.00%) ETL
8 53 (7.68%) Software Engineering
9 49 (7.10%) Scrum
10 48 (6.96%) Open Source
11 46 (6.67%) SDLC
12 40 (5.80%) Data Migration
12 40 (5.80%) ITIL
13 38 (5.51%) BDD
13 38 (5.51%) CRM
13 38 (5.51%) Data Analysis
14 36 (5.22%) Microservices
15 34 (4.93%) Unit Testing
16 33 (4.78%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 144 (20.87%) C#
2 132 (19.13%) Java
3 125 (18.12%) JavaScript
4 82 (11.88%) T-SQL
5 39 (5.65%) PL/SQL
6 36 (5.22%) PowerShell
7 29 (4.20%) Python
8 24 (3.48%) Shell Script
9 20 (2.90%) C++
10 18 (2.61%) VB
11 14 (2.03%) PHP
12 10 (1.45%) VBA
13 9 (1.30%) Perl
13 9 (1.30%) TypeScript
13 9 (1.30%) VB.NET
14 7 (1.01%) Go
15 6 (0.87%) R
15 6 (0.87%) Ruby
15 6 (0.87%) Scala
16 5 (0.72%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 35 (5.07%) Security Cleared
2 32 (4.64%) Degree
3 24 (3.48%) SC Cleared
4 8 (1.16%) ISTQB
5 5 (0.72%) BPSS Clearance
5 5 (0.72%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (0.43%) ISEB
7 2 (0.29%) ACCA
7 2 (0.29%) CIMA
7 2 (0.29%) Computer Science Degree
7 2 (0.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (0.29%) MCSE
7 2 (0.29%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.14%) CESG Certified Professional
8 1 (0.14%) DBS Check
8 1 (0.14%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.14%) IISP
8 1 (0.14%) Master's Degree
8 1 (0.14%) MCSA
8 1 (0.14%) SAS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (4.49%) Data Quality
2 21 (3.04%) QA
3 5 (0.72%) PCI DSS
4 4 (0.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.29%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.14%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.14%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 1 (0.14%) GMP
6 1 (0.14%) HL7
6 1 (0.14%) PMO
System Software
1 17 (2.46%) Active Directory
2 8 (1.16%) Virtual Machines
3 7 (1.01%) Hyper-V
3 7 (1.01%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (0.72%) Docker
5 3 (0.43%) vSphere
6 2 (0.29%) HDFS
6 2 (0.29%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (0.29%) Xen
6 2 (0.29%) XenApp
7 1 (0.14%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.14%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.14%) ProxySG
7 1 (0.14%) Squid
7 1 (0.14%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 11 (1.59%) Puppet
2 10 (1.45%) Ansible
3 7 (1.01%) Mesos
3 7 (1.01%) SCCM
4 6 (0.87%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (0.87%) Oracle RMAN
4 6 (0.87%) SCOM
5 3 (0.43%) Failover Clustering
5 3 (0.43%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 3 (0.43%) Tivoli
6 2 (0.29%) CA Service Virtualization
6 2 (0.29%) Grafana
6 2 (0.29%) Graphite
6 2 (0.29%) Nagios
6 2 (0.29%) Nessus
6 2 (0.29%) Nexpose
6 2 (0.29%) Packer
6 2 (0.29%) Rancher
6 2 (0.29%) RANCID
6 2 (0.29%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 139 (20.14%) Oracle
2 133 (19.28%) Microsoft
3 26 (3.77%) Tableau
4 22 (3.19%) Perforce
5 20 (2.90%) VMware
6 19 (2.75%) Cognos
7 18 (2.61%) Red Hat
7 18 (2.61%) SAP
8 13 (1.88%) Informatica
9 11 (1.59%) Cisco
9 11 (1.59%) HP
9 11 (1.59%) IBM
10 10 (1.45%) Citrix
10 10 (1.45%) Pega
11 8 (1.16%) CA
11 8 (1.16%) iManage
11 8 (1.16%) ServiceNow
12 7 (1.01%) Sitecore
13 6 (0.87%) Splunk
13 6 (0.87%) Xamarin