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 8 December 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
8 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Structured Query Language (SQL)
Rank 5 5 5
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Contract jobs citing SQL 6026 7156 7553
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 13.09% 14.16% 14.64%
As % of the Programming Languages category 32.16% 36.39% 38.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 4102 4879 5099
Median daily rate £403 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.76% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £358 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.49% +2.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 120 140 174
Median hourly rate £31.00 £28.00 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% +7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £13.00 £13.52
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £46.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.45 £33.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-6.11% +28.84%
SQL
UK

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
18740 19663 19411
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 40.71% 38.90% 37.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 12972 13512 13422
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 £305 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £393 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 375 501 395
Median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £17.00 £15.67
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.00 £48.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +10.00%

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 8 December 2016.

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 8 December 2016.

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 8 December 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
London 0 2933 £450 - 755
South East 0 860 £395 +5.33% 393
North West 0 415 £350 - 270
South West -2 402 £375 +2.73% 178
West Midlands -1 354 £375 +4.89% 134
Yorkshire -2 333 £363 +6.61% 182
East of England -1 279 £350 -11.94% 163
East Midlands -3 232 £338 -2.17% 107
North East +1 201 £350 - 18
Midlands 0 12 £400 +29.03%
SQL
UK

SQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 8 December 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 England region with a requirement for SQL.

1 3945 (31.04%) SQL Server
2 3418 (26.90%) Agile Software Development
3 3047 (23.98%) Oracle
4 2751 (21.65%) Finance
5 2594 (20.41%) Java
6 2542 (20.00%) .NET
7 2505 (19.71%) Microsoft
8 2317 (18.23%) C#
9 2160 (17.00%) JavaScript
10 1934 (15.22%) Business Intelligence
11 1814 (14.27%) Windows
12 1715 (13.50%) HTML
13 1660 (13.06%) Linux
14 1654 (13.02%) T-SQL
15 1647 (12.96%) XML
16 1606 (12.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 1554 (12.23%) ETL
18 1525 (12.00%) Unix
19 1482 (11.66%) Data Warehouse
20 1370 (10.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
21 1291 (10.16%) Banking
22 1277 (10.05%) Web Services
23 1272 (10.01%) PL/SQL
24 1270 (9.99%) CSS
25 1179 (9.28%) MS Excel
26 1170 (9.21%) MVC
27 1157 (9.10%) Migration
28 1150 (9.05%) Analytical Skills
29 1058 (8.33%) TDD
30 1044 (8.22%) ASP.NET

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
1 575 (4.52%) SharePoint
2 477 (3.75%) IIS
3 345 (2.71%) Apache Spark
4 336 (2.64%) Tomcat
5 327 (2.57%) Apache
5 327 (2.57%) SAS
6 314 (2.47%) WebSphere
7 258 (2.03%) WebLogic
8 209 (1.64%) Confluence
9 198 (1.56%) Elasticsearch
10 184 (1.45%) JBoss
11 182 (1.43%) BizTalk Server
12 171 (1.35%) CMS
13 147 (1.16%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 132 (1.04%) MS Exchange
15 102 (0.80%) Skype for Business
16 100 (0.79%) SharePoint 2013
17 95 (0.75%) Oracle Workflow
18 94 (0.74%) Adobe Experience Manager
18 94 (0.74%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 1179 (9.28%) MS Excel
2 346 (2.72%) MS Office
3 168 (1.32%) MS PowerPoint
4 109 (0.86%) MS Visio
5 93 (0.73%) Spreadsheet
6 55 (0.43%) SPSS
7 41 (0.32%) MS Project
8 24 (0.19%) InfoPath
9 7 (0.055%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 7 (0.055%) Stata
10 6 (0.047%) LaTeX
11 5 (0.039%) Mingle
11 5 (0.039%) Photoshop
11 5 (0.039%) Weka
12 3 (0.024%) Adobe Illustrator
12 3 (0.024%) AutoCAD
12 3 (0.024%) Chatbot
12 3 (0.024%) Doxygen
12 3 (0.024%) HipChat
12 3 (0.024%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 262 (2.06%) Dynamics CRM
2 165 (1.30%) Oracle EBS
3 104 (0.82%) Oracle Applications
4 96 (0.76%) Oracle EBS R12
5 85 (0.67%) Dynamics AX
6 67 (0.53%) Oracle Payables
7 64 (0.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 57 (0.45%) Oracle Receivables
9 53 (0.42%) Adobe Campaign
9 53 (0.42%) Dynamics NAV
10 44 (0.35%) Unit4 Business World
11 43 (0.34%) Oracle BPM
12 39 (0.31%) Markit EDM
12 39 (0.31%) Oracle General Ledger
13 34 (0.27%) Oracle Financials
14 31 (0.24%) Oracle Assets
15 28 (0.22%) Cognos Business Intelligence
15 28 (0.22%) Magento
15 28 (0.22%) Oracle Cash Management
15 28 (0.22%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 627 (4.93%) Microsoft Azure
2 492 (3.87%) Amazon AWS
3 204 (1.61%) GitHub
4 145 (1.14%) Office 365
5 116 (0.91%) Cloud Computing
6 104 (0.82%) SaaS
7 99 (0.78%) PaaS
8 94 (0.74%) IaaS
9 65 (0.51%) Google Analytics
10 43 (0.34%) Amazon EC2
11 42 (0.33%) Adobe Analytics
12 39 (0.31%) Google Cloud Platform
13 33 (0.26%) Amazon S3
14 30 (0.24%) Boomi
15 26 (0.20%) Azure Active Directory
16 24 (0.19%) AWS CloudFormation
17 23 (0.18%) TestFlight
18 22 (0.17%) Amazon Kinesis
19 19 (0.15%) Slack
20 17 (0.13%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 302 (2.38%) DNS
2 274 (2.16%) Firewall
3 268 (2.11%) HTTP
4 217 (1.71%) SAN
5 208 (1.64%) TCP/IP
6 189 (1.49%) DHCP
7 157 (1.24%) Internet
8 149 (1.17%) LDAP
9 114 (0.90%) LAN
10 108 (0.85%) WAN
11 80 (0.63%) Network Security
12 73 (0.57%) Kerberos
13 72 (0.57%) SSL
14 71 (0.56%) NAS
15 64 (0.50%) FTP
16 63 (0.50%) VPN
17 55 (0.43%) iSCSI
18 43 (0.34%) Intranet
19 42 (0.33%) SNMP
20 41 (0.32%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3945 (31.04%) SQL Server
2 1606 (12.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1482 (11.66%) Data Warehouse
4 1370 (10.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 821 (6.46%) Relational Database
6 805 (6.33%) Oracle Database
7 755 (5.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 665 (5.23%) Big Data
9 654 (5.15%) NoSQL
10 652 (5.13%) SQL Server 2008
11 647 (5.09%) SQL Server 2012
12 607 (4.78%) Hadoop
13 536 (4.22%) MySQL
14 436 (3.43%) MongoDB
15 354 (2.79%) SQL Server 2014
16 353 (2.78%) BusinessObjects
17 328 (2.58%) PostgreSQL
18 322 (2.53%) DB2
19 318 (2.50%) Oracle Database 11g
20 286 (2.25%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 897 (7.06%) Git (software)
2 646 (5.08%) JIRA
3 575 (4.52%) Team Foundation Server
4 568 (4.47%) Jenkins
5 539 (4.24%) Visual Studio
6 422 (3.32%) JUnit
7 407 (3.20%) Maven
8 395 (3.11%) Selenium
9 358 (2.82%) Subversion
10 287 (2.26%) Cucumber
11 197 (1.55%) Mockito
12 177 (1.39%) TeamCity
13 176 (1.38%) Eclipse
14 141 (1.11%) SoapUI
15 140 (1.10%) Oracle Forms
16 135 (1.06%) NUnit
17 132 (1.04%) Talend Open Studio
18 130 (1.02%) Gradle
19 127 (1.00%) Ant
20 119 (0.94%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 2751 (21.65%) Finance
2 1291 (10.16%) Banking
3 552 (4.34%) Retail
4 456 (3.59%) Marketing
5 418 (3.29%) Investment Banking
6 322 (2.53%) Front Office
7 231 (1.82%) Telecoms
8 218 (1.72%) Back Office
9 201 (1.58%) Advertising
10 185 (1.46%) Manufacturing
11 139 (1.09%) Financial Institution
12 120 (0.94%) Legal
13 119 (0.94%) Publishing
14 95 (0.75%) Law
15 67 (0.53%) Electronics
16 65 (0.51%) Games
17 55 (0.43%) Retail Banking
18 46 (0.36%) General Ledger
19 43 (0.34%) Pharmaceutical
20 39 (0.31%) Billing
Job Titles
1 5755 (45.29%) Developer
2 2340 (18.41%) Analyst
3 1541 (12.13%) SQL Developer
4 1028 (8.09%) .NET Developer
5 947 (7.45%) Java Developer
6 811 (6.38%) C# Developer
7 722 (5.68%) Architect
8 696 (5.48%) Consultant
9 574 (4.52%) Data Analyst
9 574 (4.52%) DBA
10 525 (4.13%) C# .NET Developer
11 524 (4.12%) Senior Developer
12 499 (3.93%) SQL Analyst
13 435 (3.42%) Oracle Developer
14 430 (3.38%) Business Analyst
15 420 (3.31%) SQL DBA
16 407 (3.20%) Business Intelligence Developer
17 374 (2.94%) Test Analyst
18 364 (2.86%) Administrator
19 304 (2.39%) SSIS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2542 (20.00%) .NET
2 1715 (13.50%) HTML
3 1647 (12.96%) XML
4 1277 (10.05%) Web Services
5 1270 (9.99%) CSS
6 1044 (8.22%) ASP.NET
7 861 (6.78%) jQuery
8 778 (6.12%) Spring
9 723 (5.69%) REST
10 709 (5.58%) AngularJS
11 689 (5.42%) SOAP
12 625 (4.92%) JSON
13 598 (4.71%) .NET Framework
14 525 (4.13%) HTML5
15 491 (3.86%) RESTful
16 487 (3.83%) WCF
17 468 (3.68%) ASP.NET MVC
18 466 (3.67%) J2EE
19 442 (3.48%) Hibernate
20 344 (2.71%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 1150 (9.05%) Analytical Skills
2 403 (3.17%) Computer Science
3 350 (2.75%) Management Information System
4 319 (2.51%) Visualisation
5 243 (1.91%) Statistics
6 218 (1.72%) Data Structures
7 205 (1.61%) Data Centre
8 195 (1.53%) Data Integration
8 195 (1.53%) NHS
9 194 (1.53%) Algorithms
10 191 (1.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 187 (1.47%) User Experience
12 186 (1.46%) Clustering
12 186 (1.46%) Mathematics
13 179 (1.41%) Replication
14 165 (1.30%) Enterprise Software
15 164 (1.29%) Credit Risk
15 164 (1.29%) Equities
16 152 (1.20%) Derivative
17 142 (1.12%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 1814 (14.27%) Windows
2 1660 (13.06%) Linux
3 1525 (12.00%) Unix
4 631 (4.97%) Windows Server
5 318 (2.50%) Windows Server 2008
6 277 (2.18%) Windows Server 2012
7 232 (1.83%) Solaris
8 221 (1.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 185 (1.46%) Windows Server 2003
10 165 (1.30%) AIX
11 125 (0.98%) Windows 7
12 111 (0.87%) Apple iOS
13 109 (0.86%) Android
14 67 (0.53%) CentOS
15 48 (0.38%) HPUX
16 46 (0.36%) Windows XP
17 44 (0.35%) Windows 10
18 30 (0.24%) Oracle Linux
18 30 (0.24%) Ubuntu
19 26 (0.20%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 3418 (26.90%) Agile Software Development
2 1934 (15.22%) Business Intelligence
3 1554 (12.23%) ETL
4 1170 (9.21%) MVC
5 1157 (9.10%) Migration
6 1058 (8.33%) TDD
7 1043 (8.21%) Scrum
8 952 (7.49%) Data Modelling
9 817 (6.43%) Analytics
10 762 (6.00%) Data Analysis
11 657 (5.17%) Continuous Integration
12 634 (4.99%) OO
13 622 (4.89%) SDLC
14 618 (4.86%) CRM
15 615 (4.84%) Software Engineering
16 574 (4.52%) ITIL
17 554 (4.36%) Unit Testing
18 536 (4.22%) Performance Tuning
19 523 (4.12%) Data Migration
20 522 (4.11%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 2594 (20.41%) Java
2 2317 (18.23%) C#
3 2160 (17.00%) JavaScript
4 1654 (13.02%) T-SQL
5 1272 (10.01%) PL/SQL
6 932 (7.33%) Python
7 551 (4.34%) Shell Script
8 549 (4.32%) PowerShell
9 476 (3.75%) C++
10 466 (3.67%) Perl
11 418 (3.29%) VBA
12 386 (3.04%) VB
13 354 (2.79%) PHP
14 326 (2.57%) VB.NET
15 325 (2.56%) Scala
16 317 (2.49%) C
17 278 (2.19%) R
18 255 (2.01%) Ruby
19 167 (1.31%) Bash Shell
20 135 (1.06%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 851 (6.70%) Degree
2 833 (6.55%) Security Cleared
3 547 (4.30%) SC Cleared
4 181 (1.42%) ISEB
5 166 (1.31%) Microsoft Certification
6 165 (1.30%) ISTQB
7 141 (1.11%) DV Cleared
8 109 (0.86%) BPSS Clearance
9 72 (0.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 71 (0.56%) Cisco Certification
10 71 (0.56%) MCSE
11 51 (0.40%) CCNA
11 51 (0.40%) ITIL Certification
12 45 (0.35%) CISSP
13 41 (0.32%) PhD
14 40 (0.31%) CCNP
15 36 (0.28%) MCITP
16 32 (0.25%) Oracle Certification
17 30 (0.24%) MCSA
18 23 (0.18%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 599 (4.71%) QA
2 381 (3.00%) Data Quality
3 127 (1.00%) SLA
4 96 (0.76%) Disclosure Scotland
5 43 (0.34%) MiFID
6 37 (0.29%) PCI DSS
7 34 (0.27%) Solvency II
8 26 (0.20%) FATCA
9 24 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 22 (0.17%) EMIR
11 20 (0.16%) ISO 9001
12 17 (0.13%) Basel III
13 14 (0.11%) SDET
14 11 (0.087%) ISO/IEC 27001
15 10 (0.079%) Dodd-Frank
15 10 (0.079%) GxP
16 9 (0.071%) SEPA
17 6 (0.047%) CRD IV
17 6 (0.047%) HL7
17 6 (0.047%) JSP 440
System Software
1 720 (5.67%) Active Directory
2 322 (2.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 218 (1.72%) Docker
4 156 (1.23%) Hyper-V
5 92 (0.72%) Oracle RAC
6 83 (0.65%) Virtual Machines
7 81 (0.64%) HDFS
8 77 (0.61%) XenApp
9 64 (0.50%) vSphere
10 53 (0.42%) NFS
11 49 (0.39%) VMware ESX
12 45 (0.35%) Apache Flume
12 45 (0.35%) Microsoft App-V
13 42 (0.33%) VMware ESXi
14 37 (0.29%) Virtual Servers
15 35 (0.28%) XenDesktop
16 34 (0.27%) Xen
17 28 (0.22%) SRDF
18 27 (0.21%) KVM
19 24 (0.19%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 302 (2.38%) Puppet
2 195 (1.53%) Ansible
3 191 (1.50%) Opscode Chef
4 188 (1.48%) SCCM
5 154 (1.21%) SCOM
6 127 (1.00%) HP Quality Center
7 78 (0.61%) Control-M
8 76 (0.60%) Tivoli
9 65 (0.51%) Nagios
10 53 (0.42%) HP SiteScope
11 50 (0.39%) Oracle RMAN
12 49 (0.39%) WSUS
13 43 (0.34%) Data Guard
14 40 (0.31%) Microsoft Clustering
15 36 (0.28%) Ambari
15 36 (0.28%) Oozie
16 35 (0.28%) Kibana
16 35 (0.28%) Kubernetes
17 34 (0.27%) Oracle Identity Management
18 33 (0.26%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 3047 (23.98%) Oracle
2 2505 (19.71%) Microsoft
3 578 (4.55%) VMware
4 497 (3.91%) SAP
5 439 (3.45%) IBM
6 383 (3.01%) Tableau
7 322 (2.53%) HP
8 273 (2.15%) Informatica
9 267 (2.10%) Sybase
10 238 (1.87%) Teradata
11 232 (1.83%) Citrix
12 216 (1.70%) Cisco
13 205 (1.61%) Adobe
14 179 (1.41%) Red Hat
15 167 (1.31%) Google
16 155 (1.22%) Cognos
17 133 (1.05%) Salesforce.com
18 132 (1.04%) Talend
19 103 (0.81%) EMC
20 93 (0.73%) Splunk
Lancashire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £300.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
Newbury, Berkshire
Square One Resources
Rate: Up to £390 per day 15 week initial
Posted: 8 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
LA International
Rate: £375 - £425 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
Beckenham, Kent
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Posted: 5 hours ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
ISL
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
City, London
Arrows Group
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
West Midlands
Spring Technology
Rate: £200.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
Dorset
Modis International
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £325 - £350 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Rate: £320 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Worthing, West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £375 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
ISL
Rate: £300 - £375 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £350.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Experis Ltd
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
Harris Global
Rate: Up to £400 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £600 - £625 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
Berkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
Hertfordshire
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: excellent rates
Posted: 6 hours ago
Merseyside
Venn Group
Rate: £250 - £300 Per Day
Posted: 22 hours ago
Exeter, Devon
Reed Technology
Rate: £250 - £300 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 23 hours ago
Hertfordshire
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: excellent rates
Posted: 4 hours ago
City, London
Square One Resources
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £55 - £440.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £250 - £330 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago