The table below looks at the statistics for SQL skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SQL over the 3 months to 20 February 2017 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
20 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
SQL (Structured Query Language)
UK / England
Rank 5 5 5
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Contract jobs citing SQL 5377 6498 7011
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 12.85% 13.85% 14.74%
As % of the Programming Languages category 31.71% 35.86% 38.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 3669 4490 4707
Median daily rate £400 £400 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £565 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
- +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 129 108 153
Median hourly rate £39.00 £31.75 £28.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.83% +10.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.90 £13.85 £15.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £24.50 £28.69
% change year-on-year
+55.10% -14.60%

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

Programming Languages Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
16956 18119 18115
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 40.53% 38.63% 38.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 11730 12415 12071
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 394 458 396
Median hourly rate £41.64 £40.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.10% +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £18.70 £19.58
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £50.68 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.25 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +11.11%

SQL
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

SQL Jobs Demand Trend in England

SQL
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

SQL Daily Rate Trend in England

SQL
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SQL across the England region over the 3 months to 20 February 2017.

SQL Daily Rate Histogram in England

SQL
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

SQL Hourly Rate Trend in England

SQL
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SQL across the England region over the 3 months to 20 February 2017.

SQL Hourly Rate Histogram in England

SQL
Contract Job Locations in 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 England region over the 3 months to 20 February 2017. 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 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
London -1 2595 £450 +2.27% 951
South East -1 907 £400 +6.66% 428
North West 0 364 £350 -0.14% 242
South West -2 364 £364 -3.00% 154
West Midlands -3 294 £375 - 150
Yorkshire -1 290 £350 - 210
East of England -4 250 £350 -2.77% 146
East Midlands -4 191 £325 +4.83% 117
North East +3 96 £350 -0.14% 29
Midlands -9 6 £350 +7.69% 1
SQL
UK

SQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 20 February 2017, 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 England region with a requirement for SQL.

1 3458 (30.50%) SQL Server
2 3083 (27.19%) Agile Software Development
3 2612 (23.04%) Oracle
4 2566 (22.63%) Finance
5 2315 (20.42%) Java
6 2261 (19.94%) Microsoft
7 2249 (19.83%) .NET
8 2123 (18.72%) C#
9 2003 (17.66%) JavaScript
10 1746 (15.40%) Business Intelligence
11 1588 (14.00%) Windows
12 1531 (13.50%) HTML
13 1521 (13.41%) Linux
14 1470 (12.96%) XML
15 1439 (12.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 1435 (12.66%) T-SQL
17 1407 (12.41%) Unix
18 1307 (11.53%) ETL
19 1283 (11.31%) Data Warehouse
20 1224 (10.79%) Banking
21 1209 (10.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
22 1164 (10.27%) Web Services
23 1134 (10.00%) CSS
24 1058 (9.33%) PL/SQL
25 1042 (9.19%) MVC
26 1019 (8.99%) MS Excel
27 1014 (8.94%) Analytical Skills
28 1000 (8.82%) Python
29 995 (8.78%) TDD
30 971 (8.56%) Migration

SQL
Top Related IT Skills in 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
1 474 (4.18%) SharePoint
2 405 (3.57%) IIS
3 301 (2.65%) Apache Spark
4 272 (2.40%) Apache
5 267 (2.35%) WebSphere
6 260 (2.29%) SAS
7 220 (1.94%) Tomcat
8 214 (1.89%) WebLogic
9 204 (1.80%) Confluence
10 164 (1.45%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 157 (1.38%) BizTalk Server
12 152 (1.34%) JBoss
13 151 (1.33%) CMS
13 151 (1.33%) Elasticsearch
14 107 (0.94%) Apache Pig
15 94 (0.83%) WebSphere Application Server
16 93 (0.82%) MS Exchange
17 78 (0.69%) Oracle Workflow
18 65 (0.57%) Skype for Business
19 64 (0.56%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 1019 (8.99%) MS Excel
2 273 (2.41%) MS Office
3 122 (1.08%) MS PowerPoint
4 107 (0.94%) MS Visio
5 79 (0.70%) Spreadsheet
6 48 (0.42%) MS Project
7 44 (0.39%) SPSS
8 8 (0.071%) InfoPath
9 7 (0.062%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 7 (0.062%) LaTeX
9 7 (0.062%) Photoshop
10 6 (0.053%) Adobe Illustrator
10 6 (0.053%) Weka
11 4 (0.035%) Chatbot
11 4 (0.035%) HipChat
11 4 (0.035%) Mathematica
12 3 (0.026%) Doxygen
12 3 (0.026%) GNU Octave
12 3 (0.026%) Stata
13 1 (0.009%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 277 (2.44%) Dynamics CRM
2 81 (0.71%) Oracle EBS
3 80 (0.71%) Oracle Applications
4 64 (0.56%) Dynamics AX
4 64 (0.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 62 (0.55%) Dynamics NAV
6 57 (0.50%) Oracle EBS R12
7 54 (0.48%) Adobe Campaign
8 49 (0.43%) Oracle BPM
9 38 (0.34%) Oracle Receivables
10 36 (0.32%) Unica
11 35 (0.31%) Markit EDM
12 31 (0.27%) Oracle Payables
13 28 (0.25%) Unit4 Business World
14 23 (0.20%) Oracle Financials
15 21 (0.19%) Oracle 11i
15 21 (0.19%) Oracle General Ledger
16 20 (0.18%) FastStats
17 16 (0.14%) Cognos Business Intelligence
18 15 (0.13%) Oracle Assets
Cloud Services
1 645 (5.69%) Microsoft Azure
2 436 (3.85%) Amazon AWS
3 177 (1.56%) GitHub
4 151 (1.33%) Office 365
5 130 (1.15%) IaaS
6 126 (1.11%) PaaS
7 114 (1.01%) SaaS
8 64 (0.56%) Cloud Computing
9 59 (0.52%) Google Analytics
10 58 (0.51%) Amazon EC2
11 39 (0.34%) Amazon S3
12 37 (0.33%) Google Cloud Platform
13 33 (0.29%) Adobe Analytics
14 30 (0.26%) AWS CloudFormation
15 28 (0.25%) Azure Active Directory
16 27 (0.24%) Amazon Kinesis
17 24 (0.21%) Boomi
18 22 (0.19%) AWS Lambda
18 22 (0.19%) Virtual Private Cloud
19 21 (0.19%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 249 (2.20%) HTTP
2 248 (2.19%) Firewall
3 239 (2.11%) DNS
4 218 (1.92%) TCP/IP
5 148 (1.31%) Internet
6 146 (1.29%) SAN
7 132 (1.16%) DHCP
8 113 (1.00%) LDAP
9 100 (0.88%) WAN
10 95 (0.84%) LAN
11 92 (0.81%) Network Security
12 82 (0.72%) VPN
13 72 (0.63%) SSL
14 59 (0.52%) FTP
14 59 (0.52%) NAS
15 55 (0.49%) Kerberos
16 41 (0.36%) Intranet
17 40 (0.35%) SSH
18 31 (0.27%) iSCSI
18 31 (0.27%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3458 (30.50%) SQL Server
2 1439 (12.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1283 (11.31%) Data Warehouse
4 1209 (10.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 829 (7.31%) Relational Database
6 761 (6.71%) Oracle Database
7 696 (6.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 631 (5.56%) NoSQL
9 612 (5.40%) Big Data
10 602 (5.31%) SQL Server 2008
11 595 (5.25%) SQL Server 2012
12 532 (4.69%) Hadoop
13 504 (4.44%) MySQL
14 351 (3.10%) MongoDB
15 350 (3.09%) SQL Server 2014
16 330 (2.91%) BusinessObjects
17 320 (2.82%) Oracle Database 11g
18 313 (2.76%) DB2
19 307 (2.71%) PostgreSQL
20 290 (2.56%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 901 (7.95%) Git (software)
2 625 (5.51%) JIRA
3 574 (5.06%) Jenkins
4 544 (4.80%) Team Foundation Server
5 433 (3.82%) Visual Studio
6 382 (3.37%) Selenium
7 331 (2.92%) Maven
8 320 (2.82%) Subversion
9 314 (2.77%) JUnit
10 266 (2.35%) Cucumber
11 208 (1.83%) TeamCity
12 146 (1.29%) Mockito
13 141 (1.24%) Eclipse
14 123 (1.08%) SoapUI
15 121 (1.07%) NUnit
16 117 (1.03%) Oracle Forms
17 114 (1.01%) Ant
18 113 (1.00%) Gradle
19 112 (0.99%) WebDriver
20 109 (0.96%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 2566 (22.63%) Finance
2 1224 (10.79%) Banking
3 475 (4.19%) Retail
4 418 (3.69%) Investment Banking
5 382 (3.37%) Marketing
6 348 (3.07%) Front Office
7 206 (1.82%) Advertising
8 203 (1.79%) Telecoms
9 186 (1.64%) Manufacturing
10 184 (1.62%) Back Office
11 116 (1.02%) Financial Institution
12 111 (0.98%) Legal
13 105 (0.93%) Publishing
14 79 (0.70%) Electronics
15 78 (0.69%) Law
16 59 (0.52%) Games
17 51 (0.45%) Retail Banking
18 40 (0.35%) Pharmaceutical
19 30 (0.26%) Automotive
20 29 (0.26%) Billing
Job Titles
1 5193 (45.80%) Developer
2 2125 (18.74%) Analyst
3 1301 (11.47%) SQL Developer
4 922 (8.13%) .NET Developer
5 890 (7.85%) Java Developer
6 767 (6.76%) C# Developer
7 640 (5.64%) Architect
8 561 (4.95%) DBA
9 559 (4.93%) Consultant
10 518 (4.57%) Data Analyst
11 484 (4.27%) C# .NET Developer
12 476 (4.20%) SQL Analyst
13 464 (4.09%) Senior Developer
14 417 (3.68%) Business Intelligence Developer
15 403 (3.55%) SQL DBA
16 388 (3.42%) Business Analyst
17 374 (3.30%) Oracle Developer
18 318 (2.80%) Test Analyst
19 315 (2.78%) Administrator
20 253 (2.23%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2249 (19.83%) .NET
2 1531 (13.50%) HTML
3 1470 (12.96%) XML
4 1164 (10.27%) Web Services
5 1134 (10.00%) CSS
6 888 (7.83%) ASP.NET
7 700 (6.17%) jQuery
8 691 (6.09%) Spring
9 649 (5.72%) AngularJS
10 630 (5.56%) REST
11 602 (5.31%) SOAP
12 569 (5.02%) JSON
13 519 (4.58%) .NET Framework
14 470 (4.14%) HTML5
15 427 (3.77%) Hibernate
16 421 (3.71%) ASP.NET MVC
17 408 (3.60%) WCF
18 404 (3.56%) RESTful
19 395 (3.48%) J2EE
20 329 (2.90%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 1014 (8.94%) Analytical Skills
2 332 (2.93%) Computer Science
3 276 (2.43%) Management Information System
4 238 (2.10%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 212 (1.87%) Data Structures
6 210 (1.85%) Algorithms
7 188 (1.66%) Data Centre
8 185 (1.63%) User Experience
9 174 (1.53%) Derivative
10 167 (1.47%) NHS
11 166 (1.46%) Clustering
12 165 (1.46%) Fixed Income
13 151 (1.33%) Replication
14 141 (1.24%) Equities
15 138 (1.22%) Enterprise Software
16 122 (1.08%) Credit Risk
17 106 (0.93%) Mobile App
18 98 (0.86%) Fintech
19 97 (0.86%) Client/Server
20 93 (0.82%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 1588 (14.00%) Windows
2 1521 (13.41%) Linux
3 1407 (12.41%) Unix
4 536 (4.73%) Windows Server
5 290 (2.56%) Windows Server 2008
6 249 (2.20%) Windows Server 2012
7 176 (1.55%) Windows Server 2003
8 166 (1.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 148 (1.31%) Solaris
10 137 (1.21%) AIX
11 125 (1.10%) Windows 7
12 110 (0.97%) Android
13 97 (0.86%) Apple iOS
14 66 (0.58%) Windows 10
15 54 (0.48%) CentOS
16 40 (0.35%) Windows XP
17 33 (0.29%) HPUX
18 31 (0.27%) Ubuntu
19 29 (0.26%) Oracle Linux
20 27 (0.24%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 3083 (27.19%) Agile Software Development
2 1746 (15.40%) Business Intelligence
3 1307 (11.53%) ETL
4 1042 (9.19%) MVC
5 995 (8.78%) TDD
6 971 (8.56%) Migration
7 919 (8.10%) Scrum
8 911 (8.03%) Data Modelling
9 741 (6.53%) Analytics
10 663 (5.85%) SDLC
11 651 (5.74%) OO
12 634 (5.59%) Data Analysis
13 603 (5.32%) Continuous Integration
14 566 (4.99%) CRM
15 546 (4.82%) DevOps
16 543 (4.79%) BDD
17 514 (4.53%) Software Engineering
18 463 (4.08%) ITIL
19 462 (4.07%) Performance Tuning
20 458 (4.04%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 2315 (20.42%) Java
2 2123 (18.72%) C#
3 2003 (17.66%) JavaScript
4 1435 (12.66%) T-SQL
5 1058 (9.33%) PL/SQL
6 1000 (8.82%) Python
7 515 (4.54%) PowerShell
8 500 (4.41%) Shell Script
9 455 (4.01%) Perl
10 438 (3.86%) C++
11 333 (2.94%) VBA
12 309 (2.73%) Scala
13 299 (2.64%) VB
14 295 (2.60%) R
15 284 (2.50%) PHP
16 271 (2.39%) VB.NET
17 254 (2.24%) C
18 242 (2.13%) Ruby
19 187 (1.65%) Bash Shell
20 96 (0.85%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 733 (6.46%) Degree
2 686 (6.05%) Security Cleared
3 467 (4.12%) SC Cleared
4 185 (1.63%) ISEB
5 167 (1.47%) ISTQB
6 121 (1.07%) Microsoft Certification
7 100 (0.88%) DV Cleared
8 86 (0.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 64 (0.56%) BPSS Clearance
10 58 (0.51%) MCSE
11 49 (0.43%) Cisco Certification
12 48 (0.42%) PhD
13 45 (0.40%) ITIL Certification
14 38 (0.34%) CCNA
15 36 (0.32%) CISSP
16 34 (0.30%) Sun Certification
17 28 (0.25%) CCNP
17 28 (0.25%) MCITP
18 26 (0.23%) Oracle Certification
19 22 (0.19%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 490 (4.32%) QA
2 359 (3.17%) Data Quality
3 97 (0.86%) SLA
4 76 (0.67%) MiFID
5 68 (0.60%) Disclosure Scotland
6 41 (0.36%) EMIR
6 41 (0.36%) PCI DSS
7 37 (0.33%) IFRS
8 36 (0.32%) IFRS 9
9 31 (0.27%) Dodd-Frank
10 24 (0.21%) FATCA
11 20 (0.18%) ISO 9001
12 17 (0.15%) SDET
12 17 (0.15%) Solvency II
13 15 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
13 15 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 12 (0.11%) ISO20022
15 11 (0.097%) SEPA
16 10 (0.088%) HL7
17 9 (0.079%) Basel II
System Software
1 538 (4.74%) Active Directory
2 283 (2.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 223 (1.97%) Docker
4 121 (1.07%) Hyper-V
5 86 (0.76%) Oracle RAC
6 69 (0.61%) HDFS
7 63 (0.56%) Virtual Machines
8 52 (0.46%) XenApp
9 49 (0.43%) vSphere
10 48 (0.42%) VMware ESX
11 41 (0.36%) Apache Flume
12 40 (0.35%) VMware ESXi
13 39 (0.34%) NFS
14 27 (0.24%) Virtual Servers
15 25 (0.22%) XenDesktop
16 22 (0.19%) Apache ZooKeeper
17 21 (0.19%) Virtual Desktop
18 19 (0.17%) Xen
19 18 (0.16%) Microsoft App-V
20 15 (0.13%) Samba
Systems Management
1 270 (2.38%) Puppet
2 175 (1.54%) Ansible
3 170 (1.50%) Opscode Chef
4 161 (1.42%) SCCM
5 128 (1.13%) SCOM
6 104 (0.92%) HP Quality Center
7 83 (0.73%) Nagios
8 82 (0.72%) Control-M
9 70 (0.62%) Tivoli
10 63 (0.56%) Oracle RMAN
11 53 (0.47%) Kibana
12 50 (0.44%) Data Guard
13 49 (0.43%) HP SiteScope
14 43 (0.38%) WSUS
15 36 (0.32%) Hadoop YARN
16 35 (0.31%) logstash
17 32 (0.28%) Oozie
18 30 (0.26%) Failover Clustering
19 28 (0.25%) Ambari
20 27 (0.24%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 2612 (23.04%) Oracle
2 2261 (19.94%) Microsoft
3 486 (4.29%) VMware
4 408 (3.60%) SAP
5 357 (3.15%) Tableau
6 349 (3.08%) IBM
7 280 (2.47%) HP
8 265 (2.34%) Sybase
9 194 (1.71%) Teradata
10 187 (1.65%) Informatica
11 168 (1.48%) Adobe
12 165 (1.46%) Red Hat
13 164 (1.45%) Cisco
14 144 (1.27%) Google
15 138 (1.22%) Citrix
16 132 (1.16%) Salesforce.com
17 109 (0.96%) Talend
18 103 (0.91%) Cognos
19 87 (0.77%) Dell
20 85 (0.75%) Splunk
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Square One Resources
Rate: Up to £450 per day 3 months initial (rate negotiable DOE)
Posted: 9 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £425 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
Austin Fraser
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
Caspian One Ltd
Rate: From £450 to £650 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
Abingdon, Oxfordshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 12 hours ago
City, London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £450.00 - £650.00 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Kent
Proactive Appointments
Rate: £325 - £350 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
Kent
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
Berkshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £250 - £330 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
West London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
Wokingham, Berkshire
Colston Consulting
Rate: £280 - £340 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
Chorley, Lancashire
FT Select
Rate: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
City, London
JM
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Southern Lights Recruitment
Rate: £450 - £475 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
Kent
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
York, North Yorkshire
ISL
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
City, London
Sanderson
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
Leicestershire
Premier IT
Posted: 6 hours ago
Southend-On-Sea, Essex
Rullion
Rate: £490 - £494 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
South West London
keytree
Rate: £300 - £450 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Robert Walters
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
Kent
Maclean Moore Consulting
Rate: From £350 to £450 per day £350 - £450 Per Day
Posted: 14 hours ago
City, London
Premier IT
Rate: £250 - £275 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
City, London
Hatstand Limited
Rate: £400 - £550 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: £425.00 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 3 days ago