Period
to 25 February 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in 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 25 February 2021 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 > Yorkshire
6 months to
25 Feb 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 13 7 5
Rank change year-on-year -6 -2 +2
Contract jobs citing SQL 140 370 704
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Yorkshire 9.11% 12.50% 14.62%
As % of the Programming Languages category 24.73% 32.77% 34.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 116 260 552
Median daily rate £375 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £213 £310 £276
90th Percentile £500 £575 £524
England median daily rate £463 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +2.78% - +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 20 21
Median hourly rate £23.43 £20.11 £20.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.48% -0.67% +50.52%
10th Percentile £17.29 £13.97 £14.45
90th Percentile £28.00 £26.71 £25.25
England median hourly rate £26.50 £26.00 £25.63
% change year-on-year +1.92% +1.46% -5.65%

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 Yorkshire with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
Yorkshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 566 1,129 2,041
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 36.82% 38.13% 42.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 404 804 1,461
Median daily rate £423 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.59% +1.19% +5.00%
10th Percentile £275 £313 £300
90th Percentile £550 £575 £550
England median daily rate £488 £488 £485
% change year-on-year - +0.52% +2.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 25 35
Median hourly rate £23.43 £20.11 £20.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.48% -0.67% -49.39%
10th Percentile £11.84 £12.95 £14.67
90th Percentile £28.00 £30.33 £48.75
Median hourly rate £42.50 £44.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year -3.41% +3.53% +6.25%

SQL
Job Vacancy Trend in Yorkshire

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

Job vacancy trend for SQL in Yorkshire

SQL
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

Daily rate trend for SQL in Yorkshire

SQL
Daily Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing SQL in Yorkshire over the 6 months to 25 February 2021.

Daily rate histogram for SQL in Yorkshire

SQL
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

Hourly rate trend for SQL in Yorkshire

SQL
Contract Job Locations in 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 Yorkshire region over the 6 months to 25 February 2021. 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
West Yorkshire -9 91 £423 +5.63% 101
South Yorkshire -6 21 £323 -11.03% 38
North Yorkshire -3 20 £325 -21.21% 15
SQL
England

For the 6 months to 25 February 2021, 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 Yorkshire region with a requirement for SQL.

1 38 (27.14%) SQL Server
1 38 (27.14%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (25.00%) Python
3 32 (22.86%) Azure
4 26 (18.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 24 (17.14%) .NET
6 23 (16.43%) Windows
7 22 (15.71%) Oracle
7 22 (15.71%) Data Warehouse
8 21 (15.00%) ETL
8 21 (15.00%) Business Intelligence
9 20 (14.29%) C#
10 19 (13.57%) DevOps
11 18 (12.86%) JavaScript
11 18 (12.86%) Migration
11 18 (12.86%) Data Management
11 18 (12.86%) Data Architecture
12 17 (12.14%) Microsoft
12 17 (12.14%) Data Modelling
13 16 (11.43%) Finance
13 16 (11.43%) Data Analysis
13 16 (11.43%) Problem-Solving
13 16 (11.43%) Power Platform
14 15 (10.71%) Power BI
14 15 (10.71%) Master Data Management
14 15 (10.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 14 (10.00%) NHS
15 14 (10.00%) SAS
15 14 (10.00%) R
15 14 (10.00%) Requirements Gathering

SQL
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 14 (10.00%) SAS
2 5 (3.57%) Apache
2 5 (3.57%) Apache Spark
2 5 (3.57%) Confluence
2 5 (3.57%) IIS
2 5 (3.57%) SharePoint
3 3 (2.14%) Umbraco
4 2 (1.43%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (1.43%) nginx
5 1 (0.71%) Appian
5 1 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.71%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.71%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (1.43%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (1.43%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.71%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.71%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (0.71%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 1 (0.71%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 32 (22.86%) Azure
2 16 (11.43%) Power Platform
3 12 (8.57%) AWS
4 7 (5.00%) Microsoft 365
5 5 (3.57%) GitHub
6 4 (2.86%) Azure Data Factory
7 3 (2.14%) Azure Machine Learning
7 3 (2.14%) IBM Cloud
7 3 (2.14%) PaaS
8 2 (1.43%) Azure Functions
8 2 (1.43%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (1.43%) GCP
8 2 (1.43%) Serverless
9 1 (0.71%) Apigee
9 1 (0.71%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.71%) Boomi
9 1 (0.71%) Dynamics 365
9 1 (0.71%) IaaS
9 1 (0.71%) OpenShift
9 1 (0.71%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.14%) DNS
1 3 (2.14%) SAN
2 2 (1.43%) FTP
3 1 (0.71%) GSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (27.14%) SQL Server
2 26 (18.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 22 (15.71%) Data Warehouse
4 15 (10.71%) Power BI
4 15 (10.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 12 (8.57%) SAS Data Integration Studio
6 10 (7.14%) QlikView
7 9 (6.43%) Data Lake
7 9 (6.43%) Oracle Database
7 9 (6.43%) SQL Server 2016
8 8 (5.71%) Azure SQL Database
9 6 (4.29%) Big Data
9 6 (4.29%) Hadoop
9 6 (4.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 6 (4.29%) Tableau
10 5 (3.57%) MySQL
10 5 (3.57%) NoSQL
10 5 (3.57%) Qlik Sense
10 5 (3.57%) Relational Database
10 5 (3.57%) Spark SQL
Development Applications
1 8 (5.71%) Git (software)
2 7 (5.00%) JIRA
3 6 (4.29%) GitLab
3 6 (4.29%) Jenkins
4 5 (3.57%) Gradle
4 5 (3.57%) Sonatype Nexus
5 4 (2.86%) IBM UrbanCode
5 4 (2.86%) Maven
5 4 (2.86%) Visual Studio
6 3 (2.14%) Hudson
6 3 (2.14%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 2 (1.43%) Appium
7 2 (1.43%) Cucumber
7 2 (1.43%) JBehave
7 2 (1.43%) JMeter
7 2 (1.43%) Octopus Deploy
7 2 (1.43%) Oracle APEX
7 2 (1.43%) Oracle Forms
7 2 (1.43%) TeamCity
7 2 (1.43%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 16 (11.43%) Finance
2 7 (5.00%) Public Sector
3 5 (3.57%) Marketing
4 4 (2.86%) Banking
4 4 (2.86%) Retail
5 3 (2.14%) Law
6 1 (0.71%) Billing
6 1 (0.71%) Housing Association
6 1 (0.71%) Legal
Job Titles
1 58 (41.43%) Developer
2 24 (17.14%) Analyst
3 16 (11.43%) Data Analyst
4 15 (10.71%) .NET Developer
4 15 (10.71%) SQL Developer
5 9 (6.43%) DBA
6 8 (5.71%) Data Engineer
7 7 (5.00%) Azure Engineer
7 7 (5.00%) C# Developer
8 6 (4.29%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 6 (4.29%) Scala Developer
9 5 (3.57%) Azure Developer
9 5 (3.57%) C# .NET Developer
9 5 (3.57%) Data Manager
9 5 (3.57%) Platform Engineer
10 4 (2.86%) Apache Spark Developer
10 4 (2.86%) Cloud Developer
10 4 (2.86%) DevOps Engineer
10 4 (2.86%) Full Stack Developer
10 4 (2.86%) Power BI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (17.14%) .NET
2 10 (7.14%) HTML
3 8 (5.71%) ASP.NET
3 8 (5.71%) CSS
4 7 (5.00%) AngularJS
4 7 (5.00%) Web Services
5 6 (4.29%) jQuery
5 6 (4.29%) JSON
5 6 (4.29%) React
6 5 (3.57%) ASP.NET Web API
6 5 (3.57%) Kafka
6 5 (3.57%) XML
7 4 (2.86%) .NET Core
7 4 (2.86%) .NET Framework
7 4 (2.86%) ASP.NET MVC
7 4 (2.86%) Node.js
7 4 (2.86%) RabbitMQ
7 4 (2.86%) REST
7 4 (2.86%) SOAP
7 4 (2.86%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 14 (10.00%) NHS
2 11 (7.86%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (5.71%) Greenfield Project
4 4 (2.86%) Linux Command Line
5 3 (2.14%) Clustering
5 3 (2.14%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (2.14%) Reference Data
6 1 (0.71%) Data Centre
6 1 (0.71%) Data Structures
6 1 (0.71%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.71%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 23 (16.43%) Windows
2 10 (7.14%) Linux
3 7 (5.00%) Windows Server
4 6 (4.29%) Windows Server 2016
5 5 (3.57%) Windows Server 2019
6 3 (2.14%) Unix
6 3 (2.14%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (2.14%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (1.43%) Android
7 2 (1.43%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.71%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.71%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.71%) Windows 2000
8 1 (0.71%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (27.14%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (15.00%) Business Intelligence
2 21 (15.00%) ETL
3 19 (13.57%) DevOps
4 18 (12.86%) Data Architecture
4 18 (12.86%) Data Management
4 18 (12.86%) Migration
5 17 (12.14%) Data Modelling
6 16 (11.43%) Data Analysis
6 16 (11.43%) Problem-Solving
7 15 (10.71%) Master Data Management
8 14 (10.00%) Requirements Gathering
9 12 (8.57%) MVC
10 11 (7.86%) Analytics
11 10 (7.14%) TDD
12 9 (6.43%) Continuous Integration
12 9 (6.43%) Data Migration
13 8 (5.71%) Data Integration
13 8 (5.71%) Scrum
13 8 (5.71%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 35 (25.00%) Python
2 20 (14.29%) C#
3 18 (12.86%) JavaScript
4 14 (10.00%) R
5 11 (7.86%) PL/SQL
6 10 (7.14%) Java
7 8 (5.71%) PowerShell
7 8 (5.71%) T-SQL
8 6 (4.29%) Scala
9 4 (2.86%) Elm
9 4 (2.86%) Haskell
9 4 (2.86%) Shell Script
10 3 (2.14%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
10 3 (2.14%) PHP
10 3 (2.14%) TypeScript
11 2 (1.43%) Bash Shell
11 2 (1.43%) Go
11 2 (1.43%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.71%) ANSI SQL
12 1 (0.71%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 7 (5.00%) BPSS Clearance
1 7 (5.00%) Degree
2 5 (3.57%) Security Cleared
3 3 (2.14%) TOGAF Certification
4 1 (0.71%) ISEB
4 1 (0.71%) ISTQB
4 1 (0.71%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (8.57%) Data Quality
2 3 (2.14%) GDPR
3 2 (1.43%) QA
System Software
1 8 (5.71%) Active Directory
2 4 (2.86%) HDFS
2 4 (2.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.43%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 6 (4.29%) Terraform
2 4 (2.86%) Oozie
3 3 (2.14%) NetBackup
4 1 (0.71%) Failover Clustering
4 1 (0.71%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.71%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 1 (0.71%) Puppet
Vendors
1 22 (15.71%) Oracle
2 17 (12.14%) Microsoft
3 9 (6.43%) Databricks
4 6 (4.29%) IBM
4 6 (4.29%) VMware
5 4 (2.86%) Google
6 3 (2.14%) Hitachi
6 3 (2.14%) HP
6 3 (2.14%) Huawei
6 3 (2.14%) SAP
6 3 (2.14%) Veeam
7 2 (1.43%) F5
7 2 (1.43%) Splunk
8 1 (0.71%) BEA
8 1 (0.71%) Dell
8 1 (0.71%) Openreach
8 1 (0.71%) OutSystems
8 1 (0.71%) Remedy
8 1 (0.71%) Talend
8 1 (0.71%) webMethods