The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Salford 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 27 March 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)
Manchester / Salford
3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 17 12 5
Rank change year-on-year -5 -7  
Contract jobs citing SQL 5 7 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Salford 6.94% 16.67% 17.39%
As % of the Programming Languages category 14.29% 19.44% 36.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 7 3
Median daily rate £325 £425 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -23.52% +30.76%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £370 £350
% change year-on-year -2.02% +5.71%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £24.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year +66.66% -20.00%  

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 Salford with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Salford
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 35 36 11
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Salford 48.61% 85.71% 47.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 28 8
Median daily rate £400 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +13.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £333 £325 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £488 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +4.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.64 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +4.10% +11.11%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in Salford

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Salford 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 Salford

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Salford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SQL in Salford.

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL in Salford

SQL
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Salford

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL in Salford over the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SQL in Salford

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Salford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SQL in Salford.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL in Salford

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Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Salford

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 Salford region with a requirement for SQL.

1 7 (46.67%) SQL Server
1 7 (46.67%) Web Services
2 6 (40.00%) Linux
2 6 (40.00%) JUnit
2 6 (40.00%) HTTP
2 6 (40.00%) Migration
2 6 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (40.00%) TDD
2 6 (40.00%) Software Engineering
2 6 (40.00%) RESTful
2 6 (40.00%) BDD
2 6 (40.00%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (40.00%) NoSQL
2 6 (40.00%) REST
2 6 (40.00%) High Availability
3 5 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (33.33%) Performance Tuning
3 5 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (33.33%) Git (software)
3 5 (33.33%) Document Management
3 5 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 5 (33.33%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (33.33%) Scrum
3 5 (33.33%) C++
3 5 (33.33%) .NET
3 5 (33.33%) CRM
3 5 (33.33%) XML
4 4 (26.67%) BizTalk Server
4 4 (26.67%) Microsoft

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Co-occurring IT Skills in Salford 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 4 (26.67%) BizTalk Server
Business Applications
1 5 (33.33%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (40.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (40.00%) HTTP
2 1 (6.67%) LAN
2 1 (6.67%) Network Security
2 1 (6.67%) VoIP
2 1 (6.67%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (46.67%) SQL Server
2 6 (40.00%) NoSQL
3 5 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (26.67%) SQL Server 2014
5 2 (13.33%) MarkLogic
5 2 (13.33%) MySQL
6 1 (6.67%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (6.67%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (6.67%) Power BI
6 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 6 (40.00%) JUnit
2 5 (33.33%) Git (software)
3 2 (13.33%) Mercurial
3 2 (13.33%) Subversion
Job Titles
1 6 (40.00%) Software Engineer
2 4 (26.67%) DBA
2 4 (26.67%) Developer
2 4 (26.67%) SQL DBA
3 3 (20.00%) Scala Software Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) AWS Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) AWS Software Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 1 (6.67%) CRM Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Data Migration Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Dynamics CRM Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Java Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Java Scala Software Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Java Software Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Project Manager
4 1 (6.67%) SQL Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Technical Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Technical Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (46.67%) Web Services
2 6 (40.00%) REST
2 6 (40.00%) RESTful
3 5 (33.33%) .NET
3 5 (33.33%) XML
4 3 (20.00%) JSON
4 3 (20.00%) Node.js
4 3 (20.00%) XSLT
5 2 (13.33%) ActiveMQ
5 2 (13.33%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 4 (26.67%) Replication
2 1 (6.67%) Data Centre
2 1 (6.67%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 6 (40.00%) Linux
2 4 (26.67%) Windows
2 4 (26.67%) Windows Server
2 4 (26.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (26.67%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (13.33%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (40.00%) BDD
1 6 (40.00%) High Availability
1 6 (40.00%) Migration
1 6 (40.00%) Software Engineering
1 6 (40.00%) TDD
2 5 (33.33%) CRM
2 5 (33.33%) Document Management
2 5 (33.33%) Performance Tuning
2 5 (33.33%) Scrum
3 4 (26.67%) Change Management
4 2 (13.33%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (13.33%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (6.67%) Data Extraction
5 1 (6.67%) Data Migration
5 1 (6.67%) ETL
5 1 (6.67%) Project Management
5 1 (6.67%) Supplier Management
5 1 (6.67%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 5 (33.33%) C++
2 3 (20.00%) Scala
3 2 (13.33%) Java
4 1 (6.67%) C#
4 1 (6.67%) PowerShell
4 1 (6.67%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (13.33%) DBS Check
2 2 (13.33%) Degree
3 1 (6.67%) CCNA
3 1 (6.67%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (6.67%) DV Cleared
3 1 (6.67%) MCITP
3 1 (6.67%) MCSA
3 1 (6.67%) MCSE
3 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (6.67%) NCDA
3 1 (6.67%) NCIE
3 1 (6.67%) SC Cleared
3 1 (6.67%) VCAP
3 1 (6.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) Cyber Essentials
1 1 (6.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (6.67%) VMware ESXi
1 1 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 4 (26.67%) Microsoft
2 3 (20.00%) Oracle
2 3 (20.00%) Twitter
3 1 (6.67%) Avaya
3 1 (6.67%) JD Edwards
3 1 (6.67%) NetApp
3 1 (6.67%) Tableau
3 1 (6.67%) VMware