Period
to 6 August 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire 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 6 August 2020 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)
Yorkshire > West Yorkshire
6 months to
6 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 11 4 8
Rank change year-on-year -7 +4 -1
Contract jobs citing SQL 97 365 414
As % of all contract jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 10.81% 14.03% 12.19%
As % of the Programming Languages category 27.02% 30.75% 24.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 257 303
Median daily rate £400 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.56% +0.65%
10th Percentile £300 £300 £290
90th Percentile £538 £494 £517
Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year - +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 16 9
Median hourly rate £20.11 £20.86 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.57% +22.68% -
10th Percentile £14.32 £14.20 £13.20
90th Percentile £25.88 £26.98 £34.30
Yorkshire median hourly rate £18.00 £20.86 £17.54
% change year-on-year -13.69% +18.93% -

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 West Yorkshire with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
West Yorkshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 359 1,187 1,660
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 40.02% 45.64% 48.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 230 786 1,151
Median daily rate £450 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
10th Percentile £300 £313 £313
90th Percentile £589 £550 £535
Yorkshire median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 24 22
Median hourly rate £20.11 £20.86 £35.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.57% -41.25% -4.05%
10th Percentile £14.61 £14.49 £13.87
90th Percentile £26.55 £35.00 £41.00
Median hourly rate £18.00 £22.75 £40.00
% change year-on-year -20.88% -43.13% +2.56%

SQL
Job Vacancy Trend in West Yorkshire

Job postings citing SQL as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire.

Job vacancy trend for SQL in West Yorkshire

SQL
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing SQL in West Yorkshire.

Daily rate trend for SQL in West Yorkshire

SQL
Daily Rate Histogram in West Yorkshire

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing SQL in West Yorkshire over the 6 months to 6 August 2020.

Daily rate histogram for SQL in West Yorkshire

SQL
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing SQL in West Yorkshire.

Hourly rate trend for SQL in West Yorkshire

SQL
Contract Job Locations in West Yorkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL within the West Yorkshire region over the 6 months to 6 August 2020. 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
Leeds -11 71 £450 +12.50% 47
Bradford +7 8 £380 -1.94% 4
Wakefield 0 7 £400 -3.03% 4
Halifax +3 2 - - 1
Huddersfield 0 1 £350 -5.08% 4
Bingley - 1 £335 -
SQL
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 6 August 2020, 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 West Yorkshire region with a requirement for SQL.

1 32 (32.99%) SQL Server
2 29 (29.90%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (25.77%) Azure
4 21 (21.65%) Microsoft
5 20 (20.62%) Python
6 19 (19.59%) Java
6 19 (19.59%) AWS
7 17 (17.53%) Business Intelligence
8 16 (16.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 15 (15.46%) Data Warehouse
9 15 (15.46%) ETL
9 15 (15.46%) Oracle
9 15 (15.46%) Finance
10 13 (13.40%) Test Automation
11 12 (12.37%) MongoDB
11 12 (12.37%) Problem-Solving
12 11 (11.34%) Power Platform
12 11 (11.34%) Public Sector
12 11 (11.34%) Databricks
12 11 (11.34%) DevOps
12 11 (11.34%) Power BI
12 11 (11.34%) Scrum
12 11 (11.34%) NHS
12 11 (11.34%) HTML
12 11 (11.34%) Hadoop
12 11 (11.34%) Spring
13 10 (10.31%) Git (software)
13 10 (10.31%) Pair Programming
13 10 (10.31%) Data Management
13 10 (10.31%) Docker

SQL
Co-occurring IT Skills in West Yorkshire 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 8 (8.25%) Confluence
2 6 (6.19%) Cloud Foundry
2 6 (6.19%) Mule
2 6 (6.19%) SAS
2 6 (6.19%) WebSphere
3 5 (5.15%) Apache Spark
3 5 (5.15%) SharePoint
4 4 (4.12%) Apache
4 4 (4.12%) JBoss
4 4 (4.12%) Tomcat
5 2 (2.06%) MS Exchange
5 2 (2.06%) WebLogic
6 1 (1.03%) IIS
Applications
1 9 (9.28%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (5.15%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (2.06%) RoboHelp
4 1 (1.03%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 2 (2.06%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.03%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (1.03%) Line 500
Cloud Services
1 25 (25.77%) Azure
2 19 (19.59%) AWS
3 11 (11.34%) Power Platform
4 8 (8.25%) GitHub
5 6 (6.19%) Slack
6 5 (5.15%) npm
6 5 (5.15%) Office 365
7 4 (4.12%) GCP
8 3 (3.09%) Google Sheets
9 2 (2.06%) Akamai
9 2 (2.06%) Apigee
9 2 (2.06%) Azure Active Directory
9 2 (2.06%) Dynamics 365
9 2 (2.06%) IaaS
9 2 (2.06%) PaaS
10 1 (1.03%) Azure Data Factory
10 1 (1.03%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.15%) SSL
2 2 (2.06%) DHCP
2 2 (2.06%) DNS
3 1 (1.03%) Firewall
3 1 (1.03%) MPLS
3 1 (1.03%) SAN
3 1 (1.03%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.03%) VoIP
3 1 (1.03%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (32.99%) SQL Server
2 16 (16.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 15 (15.46%) Data Warehouse
4 12 (12.37%) MongoDB
5 11 (11.34%) Hadoop
5 11 (11.34%) Power BI
6 9 (9.28%) Qlik Sense
6 9 (9.28%) QlikView
7 7 (7.22%) Big Data
7 7 (7.22%) Relational Database
7 7 (7.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 6 (6.19%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 6 (6.19%) Cosmos DB
9 5 (5.15%) Apache Hive
9 5 (5.15%) NoSQL
9 5 (5.15%) Oracle Database
9 5 (5.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 4 (4.12%) HBase
10 4 (4.12%) MS Access
10 4 (4.12%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 10 (10.31%) Git (software)
2 9 (9.28%) JIRA
2 9 (9.28%) Mockito
3 8 (8.25%) Maven
4 7 (7.22%) Jenkins
5 6 (6.19%) Selenium
5 6 (6.19%) Sonatype Nexus
5 6 (6.19%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 5 (5.15%) JUnit
7 4 (4.12%) Visual Studio
8 3 (3.09%) SpecFlow
9 2 (2.06%) Bitbucket
9 2 (2.06%) ClearCase
9 2 (2.06%) Rational Rose
9 2 (2.06%) Team Foundation Server
10 1 (1.03%) Artifactory
10 1 (1.03%) Eclipse
10 1 (1.03%) Gradle
10 1 (1.03%) Octopus Deploy
10 1 (1.03%) RStudio
General
1 15 (15.46%) Finance
2 11 (11.34%) Public Sector
3 5 (5.15%) Retail
4 2 (2.06%) Banking
4 2 (2.06%) Law
4 2 (2.06%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.03%) Legal
5 1 (1.03%) Local Government
5 1 (1.03%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 38 (39.18%) Developer
2 19 (19.59%) Analyst
3 12 (12.37%) Data Analyst
4 10 (10.31%) SQL Developer
5 6 (6.19%) Big Data Engineer
5 6 (6.19%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 5 (5.15%) Database Developer
7 4 (4.12%) .NET Developer
7 4 (4.12%) Architect
7 4 (4.12%) Big Data Software Engineer
7 4 (4.12%) Consultant
7 4 (4.12%) Data Engineer
7 4 (4.12%) DevOps Engineer
7 4 (4.12%) Java Developer
7 4 (4.12%) Scala Software Engineer
7 4 (4.12%) Software Engineer
7 4 (4.12%) SQL Analyst
8 3 (3.09%) Azure Developer
8 3 (3.09%) SQL BI Developer
8 3 (3.09%) SQL Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (11.34%) HTML
1 11 (11.34%) Spring
2 9 (9.28%) CSS
2 9 (9.28%) J2EE
3 8 (8.25%) Node.js
3 8 (8.25%) XML
4 6 (6.19%) .NET
4 6 (6.19%) JSON
4 6 (6.19%) Redux
4 6 (6.19%) REST
4 6 (6.19%) Spring Boot
5 5 (5.15%) Enzyme
5 5 (5.15%) Jest
5 5 (5.15%) Kafka
5 5 (5.15%) PySpark
5 5 (5.15%) WireMock
6 4 (4.12%) Express
6 4 (4.12%) JAX-RS
6 4 (4.12%) Spring MVC
6 4 (4.12%) Spring Security
Miscellaneous
1 11 (11.34%) NHS
2 9 (9.28%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.09%) Data Structures
3 3 (3.09%) FMCG
4 2 (2.06%) Greenfield Project
4 2 (2.06%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.03%) Freedom of Information
5 1 (1.03%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.03%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 8 (8.25%) Unix
2 7 (7.22%) Linux
3 4 (4.12%) Mac OS X
3 4 (4.12%) Windows
3 4 (4.12%) Windows Server
4 2 (2.06%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.03%) Windows 10
5 1 (1.03%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (29.90%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (17.53%) Business Intelligence
3 15 (15.46%) ETL
4 13 (13.40%) Test Automation
5 12 (12.37%) Problem-Solving
6 11 (11.34%) DevOps
6 11 (11.34%) Scrum
7 10 (10.31%) Data Management
7 10 (10.31%) Pair Programming
8 8 (8.25%) Data Analysis
8 8 (8.25%) Migration
8 8 (8.25%) MVC
9 7 (7.22%) BDD
9 7 (7.22%) Kanban
9 7 (7.22%) Performance Tuning
9 7 (7.22%) Risk Management
10 6 (6.19%) Analytics
10 6 (6.19%) Microservices
10 6 (6.19%) Scaled Agile Framework
11 5 (5.15%) Requirements Gathering
Programming Languages
1 20 (20.62%) Python
2 19 (19.59%) Java
3 9 (9.28%) C#
4 8 (8.25%) JavaScript
4 8 (8.25%) PL/SQL
4 8 (8.25%) T-SQL
5 6 (6.19%) R
5 6 (6.19%) Scala
6 5 (5.15%) ES6
7 4 (4.12%) ANSI SQL
7 4 (4.12%) Java 8
7 4 (4.12%) Ruby
7 4 (4.12%) VB
8 2 (2.06%) PowerShell
8 2 (2.06%) VBA
9 1 (1.03%) C++
9 1 (1.03%) Perl
Qualifications
1 7 (7.22%) Degree
2 2 (2.06%) Master's Degree
2 2 (2.06%) Numerate Degree
2 2 (2.06%) PhD
3 1 (1.03%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (1.03%) MCP
3 1 (1.03%) MCSE
3 1 (1.03%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.03%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.03%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.19%) Data Quality
2 3 (3.09%) QA
System Software
1 10 (10.31%) Docker
2 3 (3.09%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.03%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.03%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (1.03%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (4.12%) Kubernetes
2 2 (2.06%) Ansible
2 2 (2.06%) Terraform
Vendors
1 21 (21.65%) Microsoft
2 15 (15.46%) Oracle
3 11 (11.34%) Databricks
4 6 (6.19%) AppDynamics
4 6 (6.19%) Splunk
5 5 (5.15%) Blue Coat
5 5 (5.15%) F5
5 5 (5.15%) Tableau
6 4 (4.12%) Google
7 3 (3.09%) Avaya
7 3 (3.09%) Cognos
8 2 (2.06%) IBM
8 2 (2.06%) Symantec
8 2 (2.06%) VMware
9 1 (1.03%) BEA
9 1 (1.03%) Meraki
9 1 (1.03%) Sage
9 1 (1.03%) Talend
9 1 (1.03%) Teradata
9 1 (1.03%) webMethods