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 26 May 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
26 May 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 6350 7250 6892
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 12.87% 14.71% 14.37%
As % of the Programming Languages category 33.24% 38.81% 38.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 4449 4874 4525
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 113 130 134
Median hourly rate £32.66 £22.50 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+45.13% -25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.80 £15.70 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £43.06 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.83 £22.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+45.90% -29.68%
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
19102 18681 17982
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 38.73% 37.89% 37.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 13327 12560 12043
Median daily rate £425 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £343
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 418 386 425
Median hourly rate £37.50 £36.45 £35.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.88% +2.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £19.00 £17.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.36 £47.50 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £36.00 £36.40
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -1.09%

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 26 May 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 26 May 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 26 May 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 -1 2918 £450 +2.27% 988
South East -1 1127 £380 +8.57% 429
South West -1 401 £359 +2.50% 183
North West -5 390 £350 - 293
West Midlands +2 381 £378 +14.46% 148
Yorkshire -2 374 £375 +15.38% 231
East of England 0 305 £375 +7.14% 158
North East -3 213 £320 -8.57% 41
East Midlands 0 200 £336 +3.46% 91
Midlands -3 18 £388 +3.33% 1
South Coast +2 2 - -
SQL
UK

SQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 3979 (30.60%) SQL Server
2 3346 (25.73%) Oracle
3 3148 (24.21%) Agile Software Development
4 3035 (23.34%) Finance
5 2581 (19.85%) .NET
6 2529 (19.45%) Microsoft
7 2349 (18.06%) Java
8 2345 (18.03%) C#
9 2049 (15.76%) Windows
10 1964 (15.10%) JavaScript
11 1890 (14.53%) Business Intelligence
12 1760 (13.53%) Linux
13 1687 (12.97%) Unix
14 1640 (12.61%) T-SQL
15 1624 (12.49%) HTML
16 1519 (11.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 1484 (11.41%) PL/SQL
18 1454 (11.18%) XML
19 1355 (10.42%) Banking
20 1344 (10.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
21 1306 (10.04%) MS Excel
22 1296 (9.97%) Data Warehouse
23 1256 (9.66%) ETL
24 1205 (9.27%) Analytical Skills
25 1203 (9.25%) CSS
26 1158 (8.90%) Migration
27 1088 (8.37%) Web Services
28 1057 (8.13%) MVC
29 1042 (8.01%) TDD
30 1011 (7.77%) 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
1 672 (5.17%) SharePoint
2 523 (4.02%) IIS
3 388 (2.98%) SAS
4 323 (2.48%) Apache
5 321 (2.47%) Tomcat
6 320 (2.46%) WebLogic
7 260 (2.00%) WebSphere
8 245 (1.88%) JBoss
9 232 (1.78%) Confluence
10 188 (1.45%) MS Exchange
10 188 (1.45%) Node.js
11 172 (1.32%) CMS
12 122 (0.94%) BizTalk Server
13 107 (0.82%) Elasticsearch
14 105 (0.81%) Apache Spark
15 103 (0.79%) nginx
16 95 (0.73%) Oracle Workflow
17 92 (0.71%) SharePoint 2013
18 80 (0.62%) Exchange Server 2010
19 76 (0.58%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1306 (10.04%) MS Excel
2 478 (3.68%) MS Office
3 140 (1.08%) MS PowerPoint
4 116 (0.89%) MS Visio
5 94 (0.72%) MS Project
6 72 (0.55%) Spreadsheet
7 61 (0.47%) SPSS
8 40 (0.31%) Photoshop
9 34 (0.26%) InfoPath
10 13 (0.100%) Stata
11 9 (0.069%) Adobe Illustrator
12 7 (0.054%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 6 (0.046%) LaTeX
14 4 (0.031%) Mathematica
15 3 (0.023%) CPLEX
15 3 (0.023%) GIMP
16 2 (0.015%) 3ds Max
16 2 (0.015%) Acrobat
16 2 (0.015%) Mingle
17 1 (0.008%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 267 (2.05%) Dynamics CRM
2 139 (1.07%) Oracle EBS
3 116 (0.89%) Oracle EBS R12
4 83 (0.64%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 72 (0.55%) Oracle Applications
6 70 (0.54%) Oracle Payables
7 46 (0.35%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 43 (0.33%) Oracle General Ledger
9 38 (0.29%) Oracle Receivables
10 35 (0.27%) Dynamics AX
10 35 (0.27%) Unit4 Business World
11 33 (0.25%) Oracle Financials
12 28 (0.22%) Markit EDM
13 27 (0.21%) Dynamics NAV
14 24 (0.18%) Oracle Assets
14 24 (0.18%) Oracle ERP
15 23 (0.18%) Magento
15 23 (0.18%) Remedy ITSM
16 22 (0.17%) Oracle BPM
17 19 (0.15%) Oracle iProcurement
Cloud Services
1 494 (3.80%) Microsoft Azure
2 470 (3.61%) Amazon AWS
3 166 (1.28%) GitHub
4 152 (1.17%) Office 365
5 93 (0.72%) SaaS
6 87 (0.67%) IaaS
7 73 (0.56%) PaaS
8 63 (0.48%) Amazon EC2
9 60 (0.46%) Cloud Computing
10 50 (0.38%) Azure Active Directory
11 41 (0.32%) Google Analytics
12 40 (0.31%) Amazon S3
13 27 (0.21%) AWS CloudFormation
14 24 (0.18%) Google Cloud Platform
15 23 (0.18%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 19 (0.15%) Adobe Analytics
17 14 (0.11%) Google App Engine
18 13 (0.100%) Yammer
19 12 (0.092%) OpenShift
20 11 (0.085%) Amazon Glacier
Communications & Networking
1 340 (2.61%) DNS
2 312 (2.40%) SAN
3 285 (2.19%) HTTP
4 282 (2.17%) Firewall
5 215 (1.65%) TCP/IP
6 188 (1.45%) DHCP
7 155 (1.19%) Internet
8 132 (1.01%) WAN
9 122 (0.94%) LAN
10 102 (0.78%) SSL
11 100 (0.77%) LDAP
12 96 (0.74%) Network Security
13 83 (0.64%) VPN
14 66 (0.51%) Intranet
15 61 (0.47%) NAS
16 54 (0.42%) FTP
17 36 (0.28%) SMTP
18 35 (0.27%) HTTPS
18 35 (0.27%) VoIP
19 34 (0.26%) DVB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3979 (30.60%) SQL Server
2 1519 (11.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1344 (10.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1296 (9.97%) Data Warehouse
5 1008 (7.75%) Oracle Database
6 755 (5.81%) Relational Database
7 751 (5.77%) SQL Server 2008
8 749 (5.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 617 (4.74%) SQL Server 2012
10 616 (4.74%) NoSQL
11 511 (3.93%) MySQL
12 440 (3.38%) BusinessObjects
13 422 (3.24%) Big Data
14 419 (3.22%) Hadoop
15 405 (3.11%) Oracle Database 11g
16 372 (2.86%) MongoDB
17 314 (2.41%) DB2
18 305 (2.35%) QlikView
19 299 (2.30%) Oracle Reports
20 298 (2.29%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 757 (5.82%) Git (software)
2 666 (5.12%) JIRA
3 539 (4.14%) Team Foundation Server
4 489 (3.76%) Subversion
5 471 (3.62%) Visual Studio
6 463 (3.56%) Jenkins
7 429 (3.30%) Maven
8 377 (2.90%) Selenium
9 304 (2.34%) JUnit
10 246 (1.89%) Cucumber
11 203 (1.56%) SoapUI
12 190 (1.46%) Eclipse
13 186 (1.43%) Oracle Forms
14 162 (1.25%) TeamCity
15 158 (1.21%) Ant
16 145 (1.11%) Toad
17 136 (1.05%) HP UFT
18 129 (0.99%) NUnit
19 114 (0.88%) ERwin
20 113 (0.87%) SpecFlow
General
1 3035 (23.34%) Finance
2 1355 (10.42%) Banking
3 440 (3.38%) Retail
4 432 (3.32%) Front Office
4 432 (3.32%) Investment Banking
5 317 (2.44%) Marketing
6 251 (1.93%) Telecoms
7 172 (1.32%) Financial Institution
8 171 (1.31%) Manufacturing
9 170 (1.31%) Back Office
10 146 (1.12%) Legal
11 131 (1.01%) Advertising
12 103 (0.79%) Law
13 81 (0.62%) Electronics
14 76 (0.58%) Games
15 60 (0.46%) Pharmaceutical
16 57 (0.44%) Billing
16 57 (0.44%) Publishing
17 50 (0.38%) Retail Banking
18 43 (0.33%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 5698 (43.81%) Developer
2 2632 (20.24%) Analyst
3 1619 (12.45%) SQL Developer
4 1013 (7.79%) .NET Developer
5 907 (6.97%) C# Developer
6 862 (6.63%) Java Developer
7 657 (5.05%) Architect
8 635 (4.88%) Consultant
9 601 (4.62%) DBA
10 584 (4.49%) Data Analyst
11 580 (4.46%) SQL Analyst
12 564 (4.34%) C# .NET Developer
13 527 (4.05%) Test Analyst
14 506 (3.89%) Oracle Developer
15 503 (3.87%) Senior Developer
16 440 (3.38%) Business Analyst
17 435 (3.34%) SQL DBA
18 422 (3.24%) Business Intelligence Developer
19 385 (2.96%) Administrator
20 354 (2.72%) SSIS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2581 (19.85%) .NET
2 1624 (12.49%) HTML
3 1454 (11.18%) XML
4 1203 (9.25%) CSS
5 1088 (8.37%) Web Services
6 1011 (7.77%) ASP.NET
7 830 (6.38%) jQuery
8 632 (4.86%) Spring
9 580 (4.46%) SOAP
10 576 (4.43%) REST
11 566 (4.35%) HTML5
12 552 (4.24%) AngularJS
13 548 (4.21%) .NET Framework
14 489 (3.76%) ASP.NET MVC
15 446 (3.43%) J2EE
16 430 (3.31%) WCF
17 389 (2.99%) JSON
18 381 (2.93%) RESTful
19 335 (2.58%) Hibernate
20 315 (2.42%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 1205 (9.27%) Analytical Skills
2 335 (2.58%) Management Information System
3 334 (2.57%) Computer Science
4 324 (2.49%) NHS
5 283 (2.18%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 271 (2.08%) Data Centre
7 269 (2.07%) Derivative
8 266 (2.05%) Clustering
9 262 (2.01%) Visualisation
10 253 (1.95%) Replication
11 194 (1.49%) Fixed Income
12 190 (1.46%) Equities
13 189 (1.45%) Data Integration
14 174 (1.34%) Algorithms
15 164 (1.26%) Enterprise Software
16 143 (1.10%) Data Structures
16 143 (1.10%) Mathematics
17 122 (0.94%) Data Extraction
18 118 (0.91%) Mobile App
19 117 (0.90%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2049 (15.76%) Windows
2 1760 (13.53%) Linux
3 1687 (12.97%) Unix
4 776 (5.97%) Windows Server
5 394 (3.03%) Windows Server 2008
6 299 (2.30%) Windows Server 2012
7 233 (1.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 202 (1.55%) Windows Server 2003
9 173 (1.33%) Solaris
10 137 (1.05%) Windows 7
11 120 (0.92%) AIX
12 82 (0.63%) CoreOS
13 78 (0.60%) Apple iOS
14 74 (0.57%) Android
15 56 (0.43%) CentOS
16 52 (0.40%) VMS
17 46 (0.35%) Windows XP
18 44 (0.34%) Mac OS X
19 43 (0.33%) Windows 10
20 42 (0.32%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3148 (24.21%) Agile Software Development
2 1890 (14.53%) Business Intelligence
3 1256 (9.66%) ETL
4 1158 (8.90%) Migration
5 1057 (8.13%) MVC
6 1042 (8.01%) TDD
7 1009 (7.76%) Data Modelling
8 990 (7.61%) Scrum
9 725 (5.57%) SDLC
10 696 (5.35%) OO
11 677 (5.21%) Data Analysis
12 660 (5.07%) Analytics
13 659 (5.07%) Continuous Integration
14 621 (4.78%) CRM
15 611 (4.70%) ITIL
16 594 (4.57%) Performance Tuning
17 539 (4.14%) Software Engineering
18 526 (4.04%) Data Migration
19 514 (3.95%) Web Development
20 508 (3.91%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 2349 (18.06%) Java
2 2345 (18.03%) C#
3 1964 (15.10%) JavaScript
4 1640 (12.61%) T-SQL
5 1484 (11.41%) PL/SQL
6 813 (6.25%) Python
7 687 (5.28%) PowerShell
8 601 (4.62%) Shell Script
9 541 (4.16%) C++
10 529 (4.07%) Perl
11 483 (3.71%) VBA
12 459 (3.53%) VB
13 414 (3.18%) PHP
14 389 (2.99%) Ruby
15 326 (2.51%) VB.NET
16 263 (2.02%) C
17 225 (1.73%) VBScript
18 215 (1.65%) Bash Shell
19 199 (1.53%) Scala
20 169 (1.30%) R
Qualifications
1 969 (7.45%) Security Cleared
2 784 (6.03%) Degree
3 632 (4.86%) SC Cleared
4 309 (2.38%) ISEB
5 253 (1.95%) ISTQB
6 247 (1.90%) Microsoft Certification
7 188 (1.45%) DV Cleared
8 125 (0.96%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 105 (0.81%) MCSE
10 83 (0.64%) BPSS Clearance
11 73 (0.56%) Cisco Certification
12 64 (0.49%) ITIL Certification
13 62 (0.48%) CCNA
14 48 (0.37%) MCTS
15 44 (0.34%) MCITP
16 43 (0.33%) PhD
16 43 (0.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 41 (0.32%) MCSA
18 40 (0.31%) MCSD
19 35 (0.27%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 573 (4.41%) QA
2 466 (3.58%) Data Quality
3 166 (1.28%) SLA
4 77 (0.59%) Disclosure Scotland
5 35 (0.27%) Solvency II
6 30 (0.23%) MiFID
7 26 (0.20%) PCI DSS
8 19 (0.15%) HL7
8 19 (0.15%) ISO 9001
9 17 (0.13%) Dodd-Frank
9 17 (0.13%) EMIR
9 17 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 15 (0.12%) Basel II
10 15 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 9 (0.069%) Dublin Core
11 9 (0.069%) FATCA
11 9 (0.069%) ISO20022
12 8 (0.062%) Basel III
12 8 (0.062%) COBIT
12 8 (0.062%) SEPA
System Software
1 778 (5.98%) Active Directory
2 372 (2.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 227 (1.75%) Docker
4 170 (1.31%) Hyper-V
5 108 (0.83%) vSphere
6 94 (0.72%) XenApp
7 85 (0.65%) Oracle RAC
8 80 (0.62%) etcd
8 80 (0.62%) flannel
9 79 (0.61%) Ceph
9 79 (0.61%) GlusterFS
10 71 (0.55%) VMware ESX
11 48 (0.37%) Microsoft App-V
12 39 (0.30%) VMware ESXi
12 39 (0.30%) XenServer
13 37 (0.28%) XenDesktop
14 35 (0.27%) Terminal Services
14 35 (0.27%) Xen
15 32 (0.25%) Apache Flume
15 32 (0.25%) NFS
Systems Management
1 350 (2.69%) Puppet
2 237 (1.82%) HP Quality Center
3 200 (1.54%) SCCM
4 186 (1.43%) SCOM
5 179 (1.38%) Opscode Chef
6 176 (1.35%) Ansible
7 106 (0.82%) Tivoli
8 104 (0.80%) Graphite
8 104 (0.80%) logstash
9 96 (0.74%) HAProxy
10 94 (0.72%) Kubernetes
11 83 (0.64%) Host Intrusion Detection System
12 82 (0.63%) Nagios
13 80 (0.62%) Network Intrusion Detection System
13 80 (0.62%) Oracle RMAN
14 72 (0.55%) Control-M
15 58 (0.45%) Data Guard
16 47 (0.36%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
17 39 (0.30%) OpenView Configuration Management
18 38 (0.29%) Kibana
Vendors
1 3346 (25.73%) Oracle
2 2529 (19.45%) Microsoft
3 649 (4.99%) VMware
4 518 (3.98%) HP
5 460 (3.54%) IBM
6 399 (3.07%) Informatica
7 359 (2.76%) SAP
8 336 (2.58%) Citrix
9 324 (2.49%) Tableau
10 291 (2.24%) Red Hat
11 258 (1.98%) Sybase
12 198 (1.52%) Cisco
13 157 (1.21%) Cognos
14 139 (1.07%) Teradata
15 118 (0.91%) Salesforce.com
16 107 (0.82%) Google
17 100 (0.77%) CA
18 97 (0.75%) ServiceNow
19 96 (0.74%) EMC
20 95 (0.73%) Talend
South West London
Maclean Moore Consulting
Rate: Up to £300 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
onezeero.
Rate: £325 - £375 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £400.00 - £575.00 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
Warwickshire
Tria Recruitment
Rate: £350 - £400 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £350 - £375 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £200.00 - £295.00 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Spring Technology
Rate: £350.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £12 - £17 per hour
Posted: 11 hours ago
City, London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £330 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
South West London
Maclean Moore Consulting
Rate: Up to £300 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £200.00 - £212.00 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Posted: 9 hours ago
West London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Uniting Ambition
Rate: £350 - 375 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Oscar
Rate: £350 - £425 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
City, London
BAE Systems Applied Intelligence Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Leicester, Leicestershire
Oscar
Rate: £375 - £475 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: £375 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Oscar
Rate: £375 - £475 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
City, London
onezeero.
Rate: £325 - £375 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
West Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £100 - £200 per day
Posted: Yesterday
South West London
Allen Lane Interim & Permanent Recruitment
Rate: From £300 to £325 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: £375 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: £350 - £375 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
City, London
Reed Technology
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £500.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
Michael Bailey Associates
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
onezeero.
Rate: £400 - £425 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Arrows Group
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago