Period
to 28 January 2020

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 28 January 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)
England > Yorkshire
6 months to
28 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 7 5 7
Rank change year-on-year -2 +2 0
Contract jobs citing SQL 377 708 546
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 12.03% 14.57% 12.26%
As % of the Programming Languages category 30.80% 34.89% 31.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 260 542 437
Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £313 £276 £259
90th Percentile £575 £530 £538
England median daily rate £450 £450 £438
% change year-on-year - +2.86% +9.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 22 2
Yorkshire median hourly rate £20.11 £20.25 £17.48
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.67% +15.85% +12.74%
10th Percentile £13.59 £14.50 £14.18
90th Percentile £30.17 £26.37 £21.37
England median hourly rate £31.00 £35.00 £27.25
% change year-on-year -11.43% +28.44% -16.79%

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 1,224 2,029 1,719
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 39.07% 41.75% 38.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 852 1,413 1,233
Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.94% +1.25% -
10th Percentile £313 £300 £288
90th Percentile £575 £538 £538
England median daily rate £485 £480 £475
% change year-on-year +1.04% +1.05% +11.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 46 25
Yorkshire median hourly rate £20.11 £20.25 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.67% -49.39% +162.30%
10th Percentile £12.53 £15.00 £24.95
90th Percentile £35.00 £48.75 £43.75
England median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -

SQL
Job Vacancy Trend in Yorkshire

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

Job vacancy trend for SQL in Yorkshire

SQL
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL in Yorkshire

SQL
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL in Yorkshire over the 6 months to 28 January 2020.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SQL in Yorkshire

SQL
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL in Yorkshire

SQL
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL in Yorkshire over the 6 months to 28 January 2020.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 28 January 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
West Yorkshire -3 265 £400 - 187
South Yorkshire 0 63 £350 -12.50% 78
North Yorkshire -1 34 £481 +35.09% 40
East Yorkshire +6 8 £463 +23.33% 9
SQL
England

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 Yorkshire region with a requirement for SQL.

1 127 (33.69%) SQL Server
2 111 (29.44%) Microsoft
3 109 (28.91%) Agile Software Development
4 98 (25.99%) Azure
5 90 (23.87%) .NET
6 81 (21.49%) C#
7 71 (18.83%) Business Intelligence
8 61 (16.18%) JavaScript
9 59 (15.65%) T-SQL
9 59 (15.65%) Windows
9 59 (15.65%) AWS
10 58 (15.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 57 (15.12%) Finance
12 53 (14.06%) Analytical Skills
13 52 (13.79%) Power BI
13 52 (13.79%) Power Platform
13 52 (13.79%) Data Warehouse
14 51 (13.53%) ETL
15 44 (11.67%) Data Modelling
16 43 (11.41%) Oracle
16 43 (11.41%) Public Sector
17 40 (10.61%) XML
18 39 (10.34%) HTML
19 38 (10.08%) DNS
19 38 (10.08%) Active Directory
20 37 (9.81%) MVC
20 37 (9.81%) Java
20 37 (9.81%) Continuous Integration
21 36 (9.55%) PowerShell
22 35 (9.28%) Retail

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 21 (5.57%) Apache Spark
2 19 (5.04%) IIS
3 12 (3.18%) SharePoint
4 10 (2.65%) SAS
5 8 (2.12%) Anypoint
6 7 (1.86%) Apache
6 7 (1.86%) OpenStack
7 5 (1.33%) Confluence
8 4 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2010
8 4 (1.06%) MS Exchange
9 2 (0.53%) CMS
10 1 (0.27%) Apache Airflow
10 1 (0.27%) Apache Pig
10 1 (0.27%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.27%) Drupal
10 1 (0.27%) EPiServer
10 1 (0.27%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.27%) SharePoint Server
10 1 (0.27%) Umbraco
10 1 (0.27%) WebSphere
Applications
1 33 (8.75%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (1.86%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (1.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 5 (1.33%) Spreadsheet
4 4 (1.06%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.27%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 4 (1.06%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.80%) BASE24
3 2 (0.53%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.53%) Oracle EBS R12
3 2 (0.53%) Oracle ERP
3 2 (0.53%) Oracle Financials
3 2 (0.53%) Oracle Internet Expenses
3 2 (0.53%) Oracle iProcurement
3 2 (0.53%) Oracle Payables
3 2 (0.53%) Oracle Receivables
4 1 (0.27%) Magento
4 1 (0.27%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.27%) OPENHousing
4 1 (0.27%) Oracle Assets
4 1 (0.27%) SystmOne
4 1 (0.27%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 98 (25.99%) Azure
2 59 (15.65%) AWS
3 52 (13.79%) Power Platform
4 22 (5.84%) Office 365
5 20 (5.31%) IaaS
6 17 (4.51%) PaaS
7 16 (4.24%) GitHub
8 15 (3.98%) Azure Data Factory
8 15 (3.98%) GCP
8 15 (3.98%) SaaS
9 14 (3.71%) Azure Active Directory
10 11 (2.92%) Boomi
11 7 (1.86%) Amazon Kinesis
12 4 (1.06%) Azure ExpressRoute
12 4 (1.06%) Serverless
13 3 (0.80%) AWS Lambda
13 3 (0.80%) Azure Machine Learning
14 2 (0.53%) Amazon EC2
14 2 (0.53%) Dynamics 365
14 2 (0.53%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 38 (10.08%) DNS
2 11 (2.92%) Firewall
3 10 (2.65%) DHCP
4 7 (1.86%) SAN
5 4 (1.06%) NetScaler
5 4 (1.06%) SSL
5 4 (1.06%) VoIP
5 4 (1.06%) Wireless
6 2 (0.53%) HTTP
6 2 (0.53%) SMTP
7 1 (0.27%) FTP
7 1 (0.27%) HTTPS
7 1 (0.27%) Internet
7 1 (0.27%) Kerberos
7 1 (0.27%) PuTTY
7 1 (0.27%) TCP/IP
7 1 (0.27%) Telnet
7 1 (0.27%) VPN
7 1 (0.27%) WAN
7 1 (0.27%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 127 (33.69%) SQL Server
2 58 (15.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 52 (13.79%) Data Warehouse
3 52 (13.79%) Power BI
4 33 (8.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 31 (8.22%) NoSQL
6 30 (7.96%) Big Data
7 24 (6.37%) Azure SQL Database
7 24 (6.37%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 18 (4.77%) Hadoop
9 14 (3.71%) MongoDB
10 13 (3.45%) Apache Hive
11 12 (3.18%) Data Lake
12 11 (2.92%) SQL Server 2008
13 10 (2.65%) HBase
13 10 (2.65%) Relational Database
14 9 (2.39%) SQL Server 2016
15 8 (2.12%) MySQL
16 7 (1.86%) Apache Cassandra
16 7 (1.86%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 25 (6.63%) JIRA
2 21 (5.57%) Selenium
3 16 (4.24%) Team Foundation Server
4 14 (3.71%) Git (software)
5 12 (3.18%) Cucumber
6 10 (2.65%) Jenkins
6 10 (2.65%) Octopus Deploy
7 8 (2.12%) Rational Team Concert
8 7 (1.86%) SoapUI
8 7 (1.86%) SpecFlow
9 6 (1.59%) HP UFT
9 6 (1.59%) Maven
9 6 (1.59%) Postman
9 6 (1.59%) Visual Studio
9 6 (1.59%) WebDriver
10 5 (1.33%) Gatling
11 4 (1.06%) FitNesse
12 2 (0.53%) JMeter
12 2 (0.53%) MSTest
12 2 (0.53%) Oracle APEX
General
1 57 (15.12%) Finance
2 43 (11.41%) Public Sector
3 35 (9.28%) Retail
4 15 (3.98%) Banking
5 5 (1.33%) Law
6 4 (1.06%) Games
6 4 (1.06%) Local Government
6 4 (1.06%) Marketing
7 3 (0.80%) Back Office
7 3 (0.80%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.53%) Legal
8 2 (0.53%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.27%) Billing
9 1 (0.27%) Italian Language
9 1 (0.27%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 170 (45.09%) Developer
2 45 (11.94%) .NET Developer
2 45 (11.94%) SQL Developer
3 42 (11.14%) Analyst
4 38 (10.08%) Architect
5 29 (7.69%) C# Developer
6 21 (5.57%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 21 (5.57%) C# .NET Developer
7 16 (4.24%) Data Architect
8 15 (3.98%) Solutions Architect
8 15 (3.98%) Test Analyst
9 14 (3.71%) Java Developer
10 13 (3.45%) Data Analyst
11 12 (3.18%) DBA
11 12 (3.18%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 12 (3.18%) Power BI Developer
12 11 (2.92%) ASP.NET Developer
13 10 (2.65%) Administrator
13 10 (2.65%) Software Developer
13 10 (2.65%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 90 (23.87%) .NET
2 40 (10.61%) XML
3 39 (10.34%) HTML
4 32 (8.49%) CSS
5 28 (7.43%) ASP.NET
6 25 (6.63%) AngularJS
7 24 (6.37%) Kafka
8 23 (6.10%) Node.js
9 22 (5.84%) Web Services
10 18 (4.77%) .NET Framework
11 15 (3.98%) jQuery
11 15 (3.98%) JSON
11 15 (3.98%) RESTful
12 14 (3.71%) React
13 12 (3.18%) ASP.NET MVC
13 12 (3.18%) ASP.NET Web API
13 12 (3.18%) Spring
14 11 (2.92%) Spring Boot
15 9 (2.39%) HTML5
15 9 (2.39%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 53 (14.06%) Analytical Skills
2 25 (6.63%) Data Centre
3 19 (5.04%) NHS
4 13 (3.45%) Greenfield Project
5 10 (2.65%) Public Cloud
6 9 (2.39%) Management Information System
6 9 (2.39%) Mobile App
6 9 (2.39%) User Experience
7 6 (1.59%) Self-Motivation
8 5 (1.33%) Clustering
9 3 (0.80%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (0.80%) SCADA
9 3 (0.80%) SWIFT
9 3 (0.80%) Tandem
10 2 (0.53%) Algorithms
10 2 (0.53%) Client/Server
10 2 (0.53%) Data Structures
10 2 (0.53%) Driving Licence
11 1 (0.27%) Cloud Native
11 1 (0.27%) Smart Home
Operating Systems
1 59 (15.65%) Windows
2 25 (6.63%) Linux
3 16 (4.24%) Unix
4 14 (3.71%) Windows Server
5 11 (2.92%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (2.12%) Android
7 6 (1.59%) Apple iOS
8 2 (0.53%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.27%) CentOS
9 1 (0.27%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.27%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.27%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 109 (28.91%) Agile Software Development
2 71 (18.83%) Business Intelligence
3 51 (13.53%) ETL
4 44 (11.67%) Data Modelling
5 37 (9.81%) Continuous Integration
5 37 (9.81%) MVC
6 35 (9.28%) Analytics
6 35 (9.28%) Microservices
7 33 (8.75%) Test Automation
8 29 (7.69%) Migration
8 29 (7.69%) Problem-Solving
8 29 (7.69%) Scrum
8 29 (7.69%) TDD
9 27 (7.16%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 25 (6.63%) Data Management
11 24 (6.37%) DevOps
12 23 (6.10%) Software Testing
13 21 (5.57%) Project Management
13 21 (5.57%) SOA
14 19 (5.04%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 81 (21.49%) C#
2 61 (16.18%) JavaScript
3 59 (15.65%) T-SQL
4 37 (9.81%) Java
5 36 (9.55%) PowerShell
6 31 (8.22%) Python
7 15 (3.98%) Scala
8 11 (2.92%) Bash Shell
9 9 (2.39%) Kotlin
9 9 (2.39%) VBA
10 7 (1.86%) Go
10 7 (1.86%) Perl
11 5 (1.33%) PHP
11 5 (1.33%) PL/SQL
11 5 (1.33%) R
11 5 (1.33%) Ruby
11 5 (1.33%) VB
11 5 (1.33%) VB.NET
12 3 (0.80%) C
12 3 (0.80%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Qualifications
1 19 (5.04%) ISEB
2 16 (4.24%) ISTQB
3 13 (3.45%) Microsoft Certification
4 11 (2.92%) MCSE
5 7 (1.86%) Degree
6 6 (1.59%) Security Cleared
7 5 (1.33%) BPSS Clearance
7 5 (1.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 5 (1.33%) MCSA
8 4 (1.06%) Citrix Certification
9 3 (0.80%) SC Cleared
10 2 (0.53%) Cisco Certification
11 1 (0.27%) CCDA
11 1 (0.27%) Computer Science Degree
11 1 (0.27%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 1 (0.27%) Numerate Degree
11 1 (0.27%) PMI Certification
11 1 (0.27%) PMP
11 1 (0.27%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 1 (0.27%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (4.77%) QA
2 13 (3.45%) Data Quality
3 5 (1.33%) GDPR
4 1 (0.27%) Actionable Recommendations
4 1 (0.27%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.27%) HL7
4 1 (0.27%) PMO
4 1 (0.27%) SLA
4 1 (0.27%) WCAG
System Software
1 38 (10.08%) Active Directory
2 12 (3.18%) Docker
3 10 (2.65%) Virtual Machines
4 9 (2.39%) VMware Infrastructure
5 8 (2.12%) HDFS
6 4 (1.06%) VMware Workstation
6 4 (1.06%) XenApp
6 4 (1.06%) XenDesktop
7 3 (0.80%) Terminal Services
8 2 (0.53%) Hyper-V
9 1 (0.27%) Apache Flume
9 1 (0.27%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.27%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 12 (3.18%) Kubernetes
1 12 (3.18%) SCCM
2 10 (2.65%) McAfee ePO
3 8 (2.12%) Hadoop YARN
3 8 (2.12%) Nagios
4 7 (1.86%) HP Quality Center
5 3 (0.80%) SCOM
6 2 (0.53%) Ansible
7 1 (0.27%) Ambari
7 1 (0.27%) Oozie
7 1 (0.27%) OpenView
7 1 (0.27%) Puppet
7 1 (0.27%) Terraform
7 1 (0.27%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 111 (29.44%) Microsoft
2 43 (11.41%) Oracle
3 28 (7.43%) VMware
4 16 (4.24%) Tableau
5 12 (3.18%) Databricks
5 12 (3.18%) SAP
6 11 (2.92%) Dell
6 11 (2.92%) McAfee
7 10 (2.65%) HP
7 10 (2.65%) IBM
8 9 (2.39%) Citrix
8 9 (2.39%) Xamarin
9 8 (2.12%) Google
9 8 (2.12%) MuleSoft
10 6 (1.59%) Cisco
11 5 (1.33%) 3PAR
11 5 (1.33%) Informatica
11 5 (1.33%) Talend
12 4 (1.06%) Ivanti
12 4 (1.06%) NetApp