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 28 September 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
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Structured Query Language (SQL)
Rank 5 6 2
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -4
Contract jobs citing SQL 342 410 556
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 13.82% 14.41% 18.38%
As % of the Programming Languages category 35.77% 37.10% 44.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 203 224 378
Median daily rate £340 £350 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -4.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £465
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 32 12
Median hourly rate £45.00 £32.50 £22.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+38.46% +46.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.45 £18.05 £11.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.05 £44.75 £34.42
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.50 £33.02 £25.75
% change year-on-year
-19.74% +28.23%
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
956 1105 1240
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 38.63% 38.83% 40.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 539 606 805
Median daily rate £375 £360 £364
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% -1.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £245 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £500 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 67 83 47
Median hourly rate £45.00 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.20 £26.50 £15.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £55.00 £57.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £39.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.12% +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 28 September 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 28 September 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 28 September 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 +3 123 £320 -16.33% 54
Cambridgeshire +4 81 £335 -4.28% 54
Essex -4 61 £324 -13.73% 25
Suffolk 0 36 £400 +14.28% 14
Bedfordshire -10 21 £393 -7.64% 24
Norfolk -5 15 £300 +5.26% 4
East Anglia -1 1 £500 +100.00%
SQL
England

SQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 28 September 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.

1 225 (32.05%) SQL Server
2 194 (27.64%) Agile Software Development
3 183 (26.07%) Oracle
4 138 (19.66%) Java
5 134 (19.09%) Microsoft
6 124 (17.66%) Windows
7 101 (14.39%) Finance
8 98 (13.96%) .NET
9 97 (13.82%) Linux
10 94 (13.39%) T-SQL
11 92 (13.11%) Analytical Skills
12 89 (12.68%) JavaScript
13 84 (11.97%) Unix
13 84 (11.97%) Web Services
13 84 (11.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 80 (11.40%) Business Intelligence
15 75 (10.68%) HTML
16 74 (10.54%) C#
16 74 (10.54%) XML
17 72 (10.26%) PL/SQL
17 72 (10.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 66 (9.40%) DB2
18 66 (9.40%) ETL
18 66 (9.40%) Data Warehouse
19 65 (9.26%) SDLC
20 61 (8.69%) Retail
21 60 (8.55%) MS Excel
22 57 (8.12%) Performance Tuning
23 55 (7.83%) Oracle Database
24 52 (7.41%) SQL Server 2008

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 29 (4.13%) Tomcat
1 29 (4.13%) WebSphere
2 23 (3.28%) Apache
2 23 (3.28%) SharePoint
3 22 (3.13%) IIS
4 19 (2.71%) BizTalk Server
5 14 (1.99%) WebLogic
6 11 (1.57%) Confluence
7 10 (1.42%) SAS
8 9 (1.28%) Drupal
8 9 (1.28%) GlassFish
9 8 (1.14%) Apache Spark
9 8 (1.14%) CMS
10 7 (1.00%) WebSphere Application Server
11 6 (0.85%) JBoss
12 5 (0.71%) MQSeries
13 4 (0.57%) Elasticsearch
13 4 (0.57%) Skype for Business
14 3 (0.43%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 3 (0.43%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 60 (8.55%) MS Excel
2 26 (3.70%) MS Office
3 7 (1.00%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (0.71%) MS Project
5 1 (0.14%) Adobe Captivate
5 1 (0.14%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.14%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 17 (2.42%) Magento
2 15 (2.14%) Dynamics CRM
3 9 (1.28%) Oracle EBS
4 8 (1.14%) Oracle Payables
5 6 (0.85%) Dynamics AX
6 5 (0.71%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 4 (0.57%) Payment Gateway
7 4 (0.57%) Remedy ITSM
8 3 (0.43%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 3 (0.43%) Oracle Applications
8 3 (0.43%) Oracle Retail
9 2 (0.28%) CODA-Financials
9 2 (0.28%) Cognos Planning
9 2 (0.28%) HFM
9 2 (0.28%) Hyperion Planning
9 2 (0.28%) Oracle iProcurement
9 2 (0.28%) Summit
9 2 (0.28%) Unit4 Business World
10 1 (0.14%) Oracle EBS R12
10 1 (0.14%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 10 (1.42%) Office 365
1 10 (1.42%) SaaS
2 8 (1.14%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (1.14%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (0.85%) GitHub
4 3 (0.43%) IBM Cloud
4 3 (0.43%) IBM SmartCloud
4 3 (0.43%) SuccessFactors
5 2 (0.28%) Slack
6 1 (0.14%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.14%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.14%) Mimecast
6 1 (0.14%) SmartFocus
6 1 (0.14%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 29 (4.13%) SAN
2 27 (3.85%) Firewall
3 15 (2.14%) Internet
4 12 (1.71%) DNS
5 8 (1.14%) WebEx
6 7 (1.00%) FTP
7 5 (0.71%) TCP/IP
8 4 (0.57%) LAN
8 4 (0.57%) Network Security
8 4 (0.57%) SSL
8 4 (0.57%) WAN
9 3 (0.43%) Intranet
9 3 (0.43%) LDAP
9 3 (0.43%) Wi-Fi
10 2 (0.28%) HTTPS
10 2 (0.28%) NAS
11 1 (0.14%) ATM
11 1 (0.14%) Fibre Channel
11 1 (0.14%) iSCSI
11 1 (0.14%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 225 (32.05%) SQL Server
2 84 (11.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 72 (10.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 66 (9.40%) Data Warehouse
4 66 (9.40%) DB2
5 55 (7.83%) Oracle Database
6 52 (7.41%) SQL Server 2008
7 50 (7.12%) Relational Database
8 35 (4.99%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 31 (4.42%) SQL Server 2014
10 29 (4.13%) Hadoop
11 28 (3.99%) SQL Server 2012
12 24 (3.42%) MySQL
13 22 (3.13%) Big Data
13 22 (3.13%) RDBMS
13 22 (3.13%) SQL Server 2005
14 20 (2.85%) NoSQL
15 19 (2.71%) Crystal Reports
16 17 (2.42%) Oracle Database 11g
16 17 (2.42%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 38 (5.41%) JIRA
2 36 (5.13%) Git (software)
3 27 (3.85%) Selenium
4 25 (3.56%) Subversion
5 21 (2.99%) Ant
5 21 (2.99%) Visual Studio
6 20 (2.85%) Team Foundation Server
7 12 (1.71%) Jenkins
8 11 (1.57%) Cucumber
8 11 (1.57%) SoapUI
9 9 (1.28%) JUnit
9 9 (1.28%) Zephyr
10 8 (1.14%) ERwin
10 8 (1.14%) Maven
10 8 (1.14%) Mockito
10 8 (1.14%) WebDriver
11 7 (1.00%) Appium
11 7 (1.00%) Eclipse
11 7 (1.00%) Oracle Forms
11 7 (1.00%) TeamCity
General
1 101 (14.39%) Finance
2 61 (8.69%) Retail
3 29 (4.13%) Manufacturing
4 18 (2.56%) Advertising
5 17 (2.42%) Automotive
6 16 (2.28%) Pharmaceutical
7 11 (1.57%) Banking
8 9 (1.28%) Telecoms
9 5 (0.71%) Marketing
10 4 (0.57%) Back Office
10 4 (0.57%) Front Office
10 4 (0.57%) Legal
10 4 (0.57%) Retail Banking
11 3 (0.43%) Billing
12 2 (0.28%) Electronics
12 2 (0.28%) French Language
12 2 (0.28%) Games
13 1 (0.14%) General Ledger
13 1 (0.14%) Local Government
13 1 (0.14%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 261 (37.18%) Developer
2 136 (19.37%) Analyst
3 66 (9.40%) SQL Developer
4 63 (8.97%) DBA
5 46 (6.55%) Architect
5 46 (6.55%) Java Developer
5 46 (6.55%) SQL DBA
6 42 (5.98%) .NET Developer
7 39 (5.56%) Administrator
8 37 (5.27%) Business Analyst
9 29 (4.13%) Consultant
10 26 (3.70%) SQL Analyst
11 24 (3.42%) Oracle Developer
12 23 (3.28%) Data Analyst
13 22 (3.13%) Applications Support
13 22 (3.13%) Project Manager
14 21 (2.99%) Senior Developer
14 21 (2.99%) Systems Administrator
14 21 (2.99%) Test Analyst
14 21 (2.99%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 98 (13.96%) .NET
2 84 (11.97%) Web Services
3 75 (10.68%) HTML
4 74 (10.54%) XML
5 48 (6.84%) CSS
6 45 (6.41%) ASP.NET
7 43 (6.13%) J2EE
8 36 (5.13%) REST
9 34 (4.84%) SOAP
9 34 (4.84%) Spring
10 33 (4.70%) jQuery
11 31 (4.42%) .NET Framework
12 27 (3.85%) AngularJS
12 27 (3.85%) HTML5
13 25 (3.56%) JSON
14 21 (2.99%) Java EE
15 20 (2.85%) RESTful
16 18 (2.56%) ASP.NET MVC
17 17 (2.42%) Ajax
17 17 (2.42%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 92 (13.11%) Analytical Skills
2 34 (4.84%) Clustering
2 34 (4.84%) Mainframe
3 20 (2.85%) Data Centre
4 17 (2.42%) Management Information System
5 16 (2.28%) Algorithms
5 16 (2.28%) Data Extraction
5 16 (2.28%) Mathematics
5 16 (2.28%) Replication
6 15 (2.14%) Mobile App
7 13 (1.85%) Data Integration
8 11 (1.57%) NHS
9 10 (1.42%) Enterprise Software
9 10 (1.42%) Statistics
9 10 (1.42%) User Experience
10 8 (1.14%) Data Structures
11 7 (1.00%) N-Tier
12 6 (0.85%) Biology
12 6 (0.85%) Client/Server
12 6 (0.85%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 124 (17.66%) Windows
2 97 (13.82%) Linux
3 84 (11.97%) Unix
4 36 (5.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 26 (3.70%) Windows Server
6 21 (2.99%) Solaris
7 18 (2.56%) Windows Server 2012
8 17 (2.42%) Windows Vista
9 15 (2.14%) Windows Server 2003
10 12 (1.71%) Windows Server 2008
11 11 (1.57%) AIX
11 11 (1.57%) zOS
12 8 (1.14%) Windows 7
13 6 (0.85%) CentOS
14 4 (0.57%) Ubuntu
15 3 (0.43%) HPUX
15 3 (0.43%) Windows 10
15 3 (0.43%) Windows Mobile
16 2 (0.28%) Debian
16 2 (0.28%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 194 (27.64%) Agile Software Development
2 80 (11.40%) Business Intelligence
3 66 (9.40%) ETL
4 65 (9.26%) SDLC
5 57 (8.12%) Performance Tuning
6 48 (6.84%) CRM
6 48 (6.84%) Migration
7 47 (6.70%) Analytics
8 42 (5.98%) MVC
9 41 (5.84%) Data Analysis
9 41 (5.84%) ITIL
10 40 (5.70%) Stakeholder Management
11 39 (5.56%) TDD
12 38 (5.41%) Business Analysis
12 38 (5.41%) Open Source
13 37 (5.27%) OO
14 35 (4.99%) Change Control
15 33 (4.70%) Data Management
15 33 (4.70%) Project Management
16 32 (4.56%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 138 (19.66%) Java
2 94 (13.39%) T-SQL
3 89 (12.68%) JavaScript
4 74 (10.54%) C#
5 72 (10.26%) PL/SQL
6 49 (6.98%) Shell Script
7 44 (6.27%) Python
8 30 (4.27%) PHP
9 23 (3.28%) VBA
10 22 (3.13%) MATLAB
11 20 (2.85%) Ruby
12 13 (1.85%) Perl
13 11 (1.57%) C
13 11 (1.57%) VB.NET
14 10 (1.42%) COBOL
15 7 (1.00%) C++
15 7 (1.00%) Groovy
16 6 (0.85%) PowerShell
16 6 (0.85%) R
17 5 (0.71%) Scala
Qualifications
1 42 (5.98%) Degree
2 30 (4.27%) Security Cleared
3 14 (1.99%) SC Cleared
4 10 (1.42%) ISEB
4 10 (1.42%) ISTQB
4 10 (1.42%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (1.00%) DV Cleared
6 6 (0.85%) MCSE
7 5 (0.71%) CCNA
7 5 (0.71%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (0.71%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 4 (0.57%) Oracle Certification
9 3 (0.43%) CISM
9 3 (0.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 3 (0.43%) MCITP
9 3 (0.43%) MCSA
10 2 (0.28%) CCA
10 2 (0.28%) CCENT
10 2 (0.28%) PMI Certification
10 2 (0.28%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (4.70%) QA
2 18 (2.56%) Data Quality
3 10 (1.42%) SLA
4 9 (1.28%) PCI DSS
5 4 (0.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.28%) Disclosure Scotland
6 2 (0.28%) SDET
7 1 (0.14%) Solvency II
System Software
1 26 (3.70%) Active Directory
2 23 (3.28%) vSphere
3 17 (2.42%) VMware Infrastructure
4 15 (2.14%) Hyper-V
5 12 (1.71%) iptables
6 11 (1.57%) Virtual Machines
7 10 (1.42%) Postfix
7 10 (1.42%) Sendmail
7 10 (1.42%) Time Sharing Option
8 7 (1.00%) Docker
9 6 (0.85%) Microsoft App-V
10 5 (0.71%) Firmware
10 5 (0.71%) Oracle RAC
11 2 (0.28%) Apache Flume
11 2 (0.28%) HDFS
11 2 (0.28%) Terminal Server
11 2 (0.28%) VMware ESX
11 2 (0.28%) XenApp
12 1 (0.14%) BitLocker
12 1 (0.14%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 23 (3.28%) Puppet
2 16 (2.28%) SCCM
3 15 (2.14%) Data Guard
4 14 (1.99%) Oracle RMAN
5 13 (1.85%) Nagios
6 12 (1.71%) OSSEC
7 10 (1.42%) Ansible
7 10 (1.42%) Cobbler
7 10 (1.42%) Opscode Chef
8 8 (1.14%) HP Quality Center
9 5 (0.71%) Failover Clustering
9 5 (0.71%) WSUS
10 4 (0.57%) Microsoft Clustering
11 3 (0.43%) IBM Cloud Orchestrator
11 3 (0.43%) Kibana
11 3 (0.43%) OpenView
11 3 (0.43%) Opsview
11 3 (0.43%) SCOM
11 3 (0.43%) Tivoli
11 3 (0.43%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 183 (26.07%) Oracle
2 134 (19.09%) Microsoft
3 43 (6.13%) IBM
4 33 (4.70%) VMware
5 30 (4.27%) Red Hat
6 25 (3.56%) SAP
7 23 (3.28%) HP
8 19 (2.71%) Teradata
9 17 (2.42%) hybris
10 16 (2.28%) Citrix
11 15 (2.14%) Informatica
11 15 (2.14%) Splunk
12 11 (1.57%) EMC
12 11 (1.57%) LogRhythm
12 11 (1.57%) Salesforce.com
12 11 (1.57%) ServiceNow
12 11 (1.57%) SolarWinds
12 11 (1.57%) TippingPoint
13 10 (1.42%) Cognos
14 9 (1.28%) Sybase
Hertfordshire
Oscar
Rate: £375 - £430 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
Hertfordshire
Oscar
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Hertfordshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £325 - £375 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £100.00 - £150.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £350 - £425 per annum
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Southend-On-Sea, Essex
Hivedome Ltd
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onezeero.
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Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
onezeero.
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Partnerships in Care
Rate: £40,000 + Excellent benefits
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Partnerships in Care
Rate: £28,000 to £30,000 + Excellent benefits
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