The table below looks at the statistics for SQL skills in IT contracts advertised for the East of England region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SQL over the 3 months to 24 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
24 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Structured Query Language (SQL)
Rank 6 6 3
Rank change year-on-year
0 -3
Contract jobs citing SQL 394 465 560
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 15.44% 14.72% 17.99%
As % of the Programming Languages category 39.68% 38.91% 44.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 247 256 343
Median daily rate £350 £350 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £463 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 28 13
Median hourly rate £40.00 £33.25 £31.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.30% +5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.33 £16.60 £21.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £42.50 £46.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £28.13 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-0.44% +12.50%
SQL
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the East of England region.

Programming Languages Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
993 1195 1251
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 38.93% 37.82% 40.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 595 722 773
Median daily rate £375 £360 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £250 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 75 59 50
Median hourly rate £42.50 £38.50 £34.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.38% +10.79%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.98 £24.00 £23.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £50.00 £57.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £39.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +11.42%

SQL
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the East of England region citing SQL as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Programming Languages category.

SQL Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

SQL
Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SQL across the East of England region.

SQL Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

SQL
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SQL across the East of England region over the 3 months to 24 August 2016.

SQL Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

SQL
Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SQL across the East of England region.

SQL Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

SQL
Hourly Rate Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SQL across the East of England region over the 3 months to 24 August 2016.

SQL Hourly Rate Histogram in the East of England

SQL
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL within the East of England region over the 3 months to 24 August 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hertfordshire +3 133 £355 +1.42% 39
Cambridgeshire +4 104 £350 +3.70% 37
Essex -5 67 £300 -14.28% 22
Suffolk 0 35 £375 +7.14% 10
Bedfordshire -8 26 £350 -8.19% 11
Norfolk -2 24 £300 +9.09% 6
East Anglia +2 6 £438 +75.00%
SQL
England

SQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 24 August 2016, 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 East of England region with a requirement for SQL.

1 213 (30.60%) SQL Server
2 189 (27.16%) Agile Software Development
3 170 (24.43%) Oracle
4 136 (19.54%) Windows
5 130 (18.68%) Microsoft
6 129 (18.53%) Java
7 120 (17.24%) Finance
8 102 (14.66%) .NET
9 97 (13.94%) T-SQL
10 89 (12.79%) JavaScript
11 84 (12.07%) Analytical Skills
12 83 (11.93%) Linux
13 81 (11.64%) Web Services
13 81 (11.64%) Business Intelligence
13 81 (11.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 78 (11.21%) C#
15 77 (11.06%) XML
16 75 (10.78%) Unix
17 73 (10.49%) HTML
18 72 (10.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
19 66 (9.48%) PL/SQL
19 66 (9.48%) ETL
20 64 (9.20%) MS Excel
20 64 (9.20%) SDLC
21 60 (8.62%) Data Warehouse
22 59 (8.48%) Retail
23 53 (7.61%) CRM
24 52 (7.47%) ITIL
25 51 (7.33%) DB2
26 50 (7.18%) CSS

SQL
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England 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 33 (4.74%) IIS
2 31 (4.45%) SharePoint
3 26 (3.74%) Tomcat
4 24 (3.45%) BizTalk Server
5 23 (3.30%) WebSphere
6 20 (2.87%) Apache
7 17 (2.44%) SAS
8 14 (2.01%) WebLogic
9 11 (1.58%) Confluence
10 10 (1.44%) JBoss
11 8 (1.15%) GlassFish
12 7 (1.01%) Apache Spark
12 7 (1.01%) CMS
12 7 (1.01%) Drupal
13 4 (0.57%) Elasticsearch
13 4 (0.57%) MS Exchange
14 3 (0.43%) ArcGIS
14 3 (0.43%) NServiceBus
14 3 (0.43%) Oracle Service Bus
14 3 (0.43%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 64 (9.20%) MS Excel
2 31 (4.45%) MS Office
3 6 (0.86%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (0.57%) MS Project
5 2 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.14%) Adobe Captivate
6 1 (0.14%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.14%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.14%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 14 (2.01%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (1.72%) Magento
3 9 (1.29%) Dynamics AX
3 9 (1.29%) Oracle EBS
4 7 (1.01%) Oracle Payables
5 6 (0.86%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 4 (0.57%) Payment Gateway
6 4 (0.57%) Remedy ITSM
7 3 (0.43%) Oracle Applications
7 3 (0.43%) Oracle Retail
8 2 (0.29%) CODA-Financials
8 2 (0.29%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 2 (0.29%) Cognos Planning
8 2 (0.29%) HFM
8 2 (0.29%) Hyperion Planning
8 2 (0.29%) Oracle iProcurement
8 2 (0.29%) ResourceLink
8 2 (0.29%) Summit
8 2 (0.29%) Unit4 Business World
9 1 (0.14%) Infor SunSystems
Cloud Services
1 13 (1.87%) SaaS
2 9 (1.29%) Office 365
3 8 (1.15%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (1.15%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (0.86%) GitHub
5 3 (0.43%) IBM Cloud
5 3 (0.43%) IBM SmartCloud
5 3 (0.43%) SuccessFactors
6 2 (0.29%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.29%) Google Analytics
6 2 (0.29%) Slack
7 1 (0.14%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.14%) Mimecast
7 1 (0.14%) SmartFocus
7 1 (0.14%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 29 (4.17%) SAN
2 25 (3.59%) Firewall
3 18 (2.59%) DNS
4 13 (1.87%) Internet
5 8 (1.15%) WebEx
6 6 (0.86%) FTP
7 5 (0.72%) Intranet
8 4 (0.57%) LAN
8 4 (0.57%) LDAP
8 4 (0.57%) NAS
8 4 (0.57%) Network Security
8 4 (0.57%) SSL
8 4 (0.57%) TCP/IP
8 4 (0.57%) WAN
8 4 (0.57%) Wi-Fi
9 3 (0.43%) Fibre Channel
10 2 (0.29%) HTTPS
10 2 (0.29%) VPN
11 1 (0.14%) DHCP
11 1 (0.14%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 213 (30.60%) SQL Server
2 81 (11.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 72 (10.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 60 (8.62%) Data Warehouse
5 51 (7.33%) DB2
6 47 (6.75%) Oracle Database
6 47 (6.75%) SQL Server 2008
7 42 (6.03%) Relational Database
8 34 (4.89%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 27 (3.88%) Hadoop
9 27 (3.88%) SQL Server 2014
10 25 (3.59%) SQL Server 2012
11 22 (3.16%) MySQL
12 20 (2.87%) Big Data
13 19 (2.73%) Crystal Reports
14 18 (2.59%) NoSQL
14 18 (2.59%) PostgreSQL
14 18 (2.59%) SQL Server 2005
15 17 (2.44%) Oracle Database 11g
15 17 (2.44%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 31 (4.45%) Git (software)
2 29 (4.17%) JIRA
3 26 (3.74%) Selenium
4 22 (3.16%) Visual Studio
5 20 (2.87%) Subversion
6 18 (2.59%) Ant
7 15 (2.16%) Team Foundation Server
8 13 (1.87%) Jenkins
9 9 (1.29%) Cucumber
9 9 (1.29%) Zephyr
10 8 (1.15%) JUnit
10 8 (1.15%) Maven
10 8 (1.15%) Oracle Forms
10 8 (1.15%) SoapUI
11 6 (0.86%) ERwin
11 6 (0.86%) NUnit
11 6 (0.86%) SpecFlow
11 6 (0.86%) TeamCity
12 5 (0.72%) Mercurial
12 5 (0.72%) Mockito
General
1 120 (17.24%) Finance
2 59 (8.48%) Retail
3 25 (3.59%) Manufacturing
4 19 (2.73%) Advertising
5 16 (2.30%) Automotive
6 15 (2.16%) Banking
7 14 (2.01%) Pharmaceutical
8 10 (1.44%) Telecoms
9 6 (0.86%) Marketing
10 4 (0.57%) Back Office
10 4 (0.57%) Billing
10 4 (0.57%) Front Office
10 4 (0.57%) Retail Banking
11 3 (0.43%) Legal
12 2 (0.29%) Electronics
12 2 (0.29%) Financial Institution
12 2 (0.29%) French Language
13 1 (0.14%) General Ledger
13 1 (0.14%) Law
13 1 (0.14%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 263 (37.79%) Developer
2 126 (18.10%) Analyst
3 65 (9.34%) SQL Developer
4 51 (7.33%) DBA
5 49 (7.04%) Architect
6 45 (6.47%) Java Developer
7 42 (6.03%) .NET Developer
8 39 (5.60%) Administrator
9 37 (5.32%) SQL DBA
10 33 (4.74%) Consultant
11 32 (4.60%) Business Analyst
12 30 (4.31%) Applications Support
13 28 (4.02%) SQL Analyst
14 24 (3.45%) Test Analyst
15 23 (3.30%) Data Analyst
16 22 (3.16%) Oracle Developer
16 22 (3.16%) Senior Developer
17 21 (3.02%) Systems Administrator
18 20 (2.87%) C# Developer
18 20 (2.87%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 102 (14.66%) .NET
2 81 (11.64%) Web Services
3 77 (11.06%) XML
4 73 (10.49%) HTML
5 50 (7.18%) CSS
6 43 (6.18%) ASP.NET
7 40 (5.75%) J2EE
8 37 (5.32%) Spring
9 36 (5.17%) SOAP
10 32 (4.60%) jQuery
11 31 (4.45%) .NET Framework
11 31 (4.45%) REST
12 29 (4.17%) HTML5
13 23 (3.30%) AngularJS
13 23 (3.30%) Hibernate
14 21 (3.02%) RESTful
15 20 (2.87%) Java EE
16 18 (2.59%) JSON
17 17 (2.44%) Ajax
17 17 (2.44%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 84 (12.07%) Analytical Skills
2 31 (4.45%) Mainframe
3 29 (4.17%) Clustering
4 25 (3.59%) Data Centre
5 20 (2.87%) Management Information System
6 16 (2.30%) Data Integration
7 15 (2.16%) Algorithms
7 15 (2.16%) Mobile App
8 13 (1.87%) Data Extraction
8 13 (1.87%) Mathematics
9 12 (1.72%) Client/Server
9 12 (1.72%) Replication
10 9 (1.29%) Enterprise Software
10 9 (1.29%) iPad
10 9 (1.29%) Statistics
11 8 (1.15%) Data Structures
11 8 (1.15%) User Experience
12 7 (1.01%) Computer Science
12 7 (1.01%) N-Tier
12 7 (1.01%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 136 (19.54%) Windows
2 83 (11.93%) Linux
3 75 (10.78%) Unix
4 32 (4.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 29 (4.17%) Windows Server
6 20 (2.87%) Solaris
6 20 (2.87%) Windows Server 2003
7 15 (2.16%) Windows Server 2012
7 15 (2.16%) Windows Vista
8 12 (1.72%) Windows 7
9 11 (1.58%) AIX
9 11 (1.58%) zOS
10 10 (1.44%) Windows Server 2008
11 6 (0.86%) CentOS
12 5 (0.72%) Windows 10
13 4 (0.57%) Ubuntu
14 3 (0.43%) Windows Mobile
15 2 (0.29%) Android
15 2 (0.29%) Apple iOS
15 2 (0.29%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 189 (27.16%) Agile Software Development
2 81 (11.64%) Business Intelligence
3 66 (9.48%) ETL
4 64 (9.20%) SDLC
5 53 (7.61%) CRM
6 52 (7.47%) ITIL
7 50 (7.18%) Analytics
7 50 (7.18%) Performance Tuning
8 47 (6.75%) Migration
9 41 (5.89%) Stakeholder Management
10 39 (5.60%) TDD
11 38 (5.46%) Change Control
11 38 (5.46%) Open Source
12 37 (5.32%) MVC
13 35 (5.03%) OO
14 34 (4.89%) Business Analysis
15 33 (4.74%) Data Analysis
15 33 (4.74%) High Availability
15 33 (4.74%) Project Management
16 32 (4.60%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 129 (18.53%) Java
2 97 (13.94%) T-SQL
3 89 (12.79%) JavaScript
4 78 (11.21%) C#
5 66 (9.48%) PL/SQL
6 47 (6.75%) Shell Script
7 41 (5.89%) Python
8 28 (4.02%) PHP
9 22 (3.16%) VBA
10 19 (2.73%) MATLAB
11 18 (2.59%) Ruby
12 14 (2.01%) C++
13 13 (1.87%) C
14 11 (1.58%) COBOL
14 11 (1.58%) Perl
14 11 (1.58%) VB.NET
15 8 (1.15%) PowerShell
16 7 (1.01%) Groovy
17 5 (0.72%) R
17 5 (0.72%) Scala
Qualifications
1 40 (5.75%) Degree
2 33 (4.74%) Security Cleared
3 16 (2.30%) SC Cleared
4 12 (1.72%) ISEB
4 12 (1.72%) ISTQB
5 10 (1.44%) Microsoft Certification
6 7 (1.01%) MCSE
7 5 (0.72%) CCNA
7 5 (0.72%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (0.72%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 4 (0.57%) DV Cleared
8 4 (0.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 4 (0.57%) MCITP
8 4 (0.57%) Oracle Certification
9 3 (0.43%) CISM
9 3 (0.43%) MCSA
10 2 (0.29%) CCA
10 2 (0.29%) Citrix Certification
10 2 (0.29%) PMI Certification
10 2 (0.29%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (4.17%) QA
2 16 (2.30%) Data Quality
3 15 (2.16%) SLA
4 9 (1.29%) PCI DSS
5 6 (0.86%) Disclosure Scotland
6 3 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (0.29%) SDET
8 1 (0.14%) Solvency II
System Software
1 25 (3.59%) VMware Infrastructure
2 23 (3.30%) Active Directory
3 22 (3.16%) vSphere
4 14 (2.01%) Virtual Machines
5 12 (1.72%) Hyper-V
5 12 (1.72%) iptables
6 10 (1.44%) Postfix
6 10 (1.44%) Sendmail
6 10 (1.44%) Time Sharing Option
7 8 (1.15%) Oracle RAC
7 8 (1.15%) VMware ESX
8 6 (0.86%) Firmware
8 6 (0.86%) Virtual Desktop
9 5 (0.72%) Docker
10 4 (0.57%) Microsoft App-V
11 2 (0.29%) Apache Flume
11 2 (0.29%) HDFS
11 2 (0.29%) XenApp
12 1 (0.14%) BitLocker
12 1 (0.14%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 21 (3.02%) Puppet
2 14 (2.01%) Data Guard
3 13 (1.87%) Nagios
3 13 (1.87%) Oracle RMAN
3 13 (1.87%) SCCM
4 12 (1.72%) OSSEC
5 10 (1.44%) Cobbler
6 8 (1.15%) Ansible
6 8 (1.15%) Opscode Chef
7 7 (1.01%) HP Quality Center
8 4 (0.57%) SCOM
9 3 (0.43%) AirWatch
9 3 (0.43%) Failover Clustering
9 3 (0.43%) IBM Cloud Orchestrator
9 3 (0.43%) Kibana
9 3 (0.43%) Microsoft Clustering
9 3 (0.43%) Opsview
9 3 (0.43%) WhatsUp Gold
9 3 (0.43%) WSUS
10 2 (0.29%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
Vendors
1 170 (24.43%) Oracle
2 130 (18.68%) Microsoft
3 41 (5.89%) IBM
3 41 (5.89%) VMware
4 28 (4.02%) Red Hat
5 27 (3.88%) HP
5 27 (3.88%) SAP
6 19 (2.73%) Teradata
7 17 (2.44%) Citrix
8 15 (2.16%) Splunk
9 14 (2.01%) hybris
10 12 (1.72%) Cognos
10 12 (1.72%) EMC
10 12 (1.72%) ServiceNow
11 11 (1.58%) LogRhythm
11 11 (1.58%) SolarWinds
11 11 (1.58%) Sybase
11 11 (1.58%) TippingPoint
12 10 (1.44%) Informatica
13 9 (1.29%) JD Edwards
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