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 January 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 Jan 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 5336 6565 6694
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 12.87% 14.12% 14.41%
As % of the Programming Languages category 31.87% 36.19% 37.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 3635 4435 4501
Median daily rate £411 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.75% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 117 135 163
Median hourly rate £34.00 £33.50 £28.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.49% +17.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.05 £13.00 £15.03
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.75 £50.00 £46.45
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £32.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +18.18%

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
16742 18138 17622
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 40.38% 39.00% 37.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 11545 12384 11993
Median daily rate £441 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.76% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £580 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 368 487 391
Median hourly rate £41.06 £40.00 £35.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.65% +12.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £17.50 £18.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £45.55
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.25 £40.00 £35.34
% change year-on-year
+0.62% +13.19%

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 January 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 January 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 January 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 0 2634 £450 - 842
South East -1 778 £400 +6.66% 428
North West +1 365 £350 - 256
South West -3 332 £363 -3.33% 150
Yorkshire +1 323 £350 +3.70% 197
West Midlands -3 312 £375 +0.67% 174
East of England -2 255 £350 -5.40% 155
East Midlands -4 190 £313 -3.84% 107
North East +7 129 £350 - 24
Midlands -6 7 £338 +8.00% 1
SQL
UK

SQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 20 January 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 3617 (31.03%) SQL Server
2 3192 (27.38%) Agile Software Development
3 2652 (22.75%) Oracle
4 2571 (22.05%) Finance
5 2403 (20.61%) Java
6 2338 (20.05%) .NET
7 2292 (19.66%) Microsoft
8 2167 (18.59%) C#
9 2028 (17.40%) JavaScript
10 1772 (15.20%) Business Intelligence
11 1681 (14.42%) Windows
12 1557 (13.36%) HTML
13 1528 (13.11%) Linux
14 1517 (13.01%) T-SQL
15 1504 (12.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 1500 (12.87%) XML
17 1406 (12.06%) Unix
18 1381 (11.85%) ETL
19 1315 (11.28%) Data Warehouse
20 1256 (10.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
21 1236 (10.60%) Banking
22 1180 (10.12%) Web Services
23 1152 (9.88%) CSS
24 1117 (9.58%) MVC
25 1083 (9.29%) PL/SQL
26 1060 (9.09%) MS Excel
27 1043 (8.95%) TDD
28 1025 (8.79%) Analytical Skills
29 1006 (8.63%) Migration
30 968 (8.30%) Scrum

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
1 508 (4.36%) SharePoint
2 432 (3.71%) IIS
3 317 (2.72%) Apache Spark
4 294 (2.52%) Apache
5 283 (2.43%) WebSphere
6 282 (2.42%) Tomcat
7 272 (2.33%) SAS
8 215 (1.84%) WebLogic
9 198 (1.70%) Confluence
10 178 (1.53%) Elasticsearch
11 157 (1.35%) BizTalk Server
12 155 (1.33%) JBoss
12 155 (1.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 150 (1.29%) CMS
14 96 (0.82%) MS Exchange
15 94 (0.81%) Apache Pig
16 91 (0.78%) WebSphere Application Server
17 84 (0.72%) SharePoint 2013
18 75 (0.64%) Adobe Experience Manager
19 74 (0.63%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 1060 (9.09%) MS Excel
2 297 (2.55%) MS Office
3 156 (1.34%) MS PowerPoint
4 99 (0.85%) Spreadsheet
5 91 (0.78%) MS Visio
6 49 (0.42%) SPSS
7 44 (0.38%) MS Project
8 11 (0.094%) InfoPath
9 7 (0.060%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 7 (0.060%) Stata
10 6 (0.051%) LaTeX
11 5 (0.043%) Weka
12 4 (0.034%) HipChat
12 4 (0.034%) Photoshop
13 3 (0.026%) Adobe Illustrator
13 3 (0.026%) Chatbot
13 3 (0.026%) Doxygen
13 3 (0.026%) Mathematica
13 3 (0.026%) Windchill
14 2 (0.017%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 239 (2.05%) Dynamics CRM
2 114 (0.98%) Oracle EBS
3 82 (0.70%) Oracle Applications
4 77 (0.66%) Oracle EBS R12
5 69 (0.59%) Dynamics AX
6 56 (0.48%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 55 (0.47%) Dynamics NAV
8 48 (0.41%) Adobe Campaign
9 45 (0.39%) Oracle BPM
10 40 (0.34%) Oracle Receivables
11 38 (0.33%) Oracle Payables
12 32 (0.27%) Markit EDM
12 32 (0.27%) Unit4 Business World
13 27 (0.23%) Unica
14 25 (0.21%) Oracle Financials
14 25 (0.21%) Oracle General Ledger
15 20 (0.17%) Remedy ITSM
16 19 (0.16%) Cognos Business Intelligence
16 19 (0.16%) Magento
16 19 (0.16%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 618 (5.30%) Microsoft Azure
2 450 (3.86%) Amazon AWS
3 196 (1.68%) GitHub
4 139 (1.19%) Office 365
5 112 (0.96%) SaaS
6 111 (0.95%) PaaS
7 103 (0.88%) IaaS
8 87 (0.75%) Cloud Computing
9 56 (0.48%) Google Analytics
10 47 (0.40%) Amazon EC2
11 37 (0.32%) Adobe Analytics
12 33 (0.28%) Amazon S3
13 32 (0.27%) Google Cloud Platform
14 31 (0.27%) Boomi
15 28 (0.24%) AWS CloudFormation
16 24 (0.21%) Azure Active Directory
17 23 (0.20%) Amazon Kinesis
18 19 (0.16%) AWS Lambda
19 17 (0.15%) Slack
20 16 (0.14%) Amazon ElastiCache
Communications & Networking
1 256 (2.20%) Firewall
2 252 (2.16%) DNS
2 252 (2.16%) HTTP
3 217 (1.86%) TCP/IP
4 167 (1.43%) SAN
5 142 (1.22%) Internet
6 139 (1.19%) DHCP
7 125 (1.07%) LDAP
8 102 (0.87%) LAN
8 102 (0.87%) WAN
9 94 (0.81%) Network Security
10 71 (0.61%) VPN
11 68 (0.58%) SSL
12 66 (0.57%) FTP
13 62 (0.53%) Kerberos
14 59 (0.51%) NAS
15 43 (0.37%) Intranet
16 38 (0.33%) SSH
17 35 (0.30%) Skype
17 35 (0.30%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3617 (31.03%) SQL Server
2 1504 (12.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1315 (11.28%) Data Warehouse
4 1256 (10.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 764 (6.55%) Relational Database
6 727 (6.24%) Oracle Database
7 713 (6.12%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 645 (5.53%) NoSQL
9 624 (5.35%) Big Data
9 624 (5.35%) SQL Server 2008
10 610 (5.23%) SQL Server 2012
11 543 (4.66%) Hadoop
12 514 (4.41%) MySQL
13 379 (3.25%) MongoDB
14 368 (3.16%) SQL Server 2014
15 335 (2.87%) BusinessObjects
16 327 (2.80%) DB2
16 327 (2.80%) PostgreSQL
17 296 (2.54%) Oracle Database 11g
18 265 (2.27%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 893 (7.66%) Git (software)
2 613 (5.26%) JIRA
3 582 (4.99%) Jenkins
4 535 (4.59%) Team Foundation Server
5 449 (3.85%) Visual Studio
6 386 (3.31%) Selenium
7 366 (3.14%) Maven
8 344 (2.95%) JUnit
9 328 (2.81%) Subversion
10 279 (2.39%) Cucumber
11 185 (1.59%) TeamCity
12 160 (1.37%) Mockito
13 149 (1.28%) Eclipse
14 137 (1.18%) SoapUI
15 134 (1.15%) NUnit
16 126 (1.08%) Ant
17 123 (1.06%) Oracle Forms
18 121 (1.04%) Gradle
19 120 (1.03%) WebDriver
20 119 (1.02%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 2571 (22.05%) Finance
2 1236 (10.60%) Banking
3 513 (4.40%) Retail
4 415 (3.56%) Investment Banking
5 394 (3.38%) Marketing
6 343 (2.94%) Front Office
7 207 (1.78%) Advertising
8 206 (1.77%) Back Office
9 198 (1.70%) Telecoms
10 177 (1.52%) Manufacturing
11 116 (1.00%) Publishing
12 113 (0.97%) Financial Institution
13 110 (0.94%) Legal
14 81 (0.69%) Law
15 69 (0.59%) Electronics
16 64 (0.55%) Games
17 54 (0.46%) Retail Banking
18 44 (0.38%) Pharmaceutical
19 34 (0.29%) General Ledger
20 32 (0.27%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 5293 (45.40%) Developer
2 2156 (18.49%) Analyst
3 1385 (11.88%) SQL Developer
4 959 (8.23%) .NET Developer
5 899 (7.71%) Java Developer
6 780 (6.69%) C# Developer
7 647 (5.55%) Architect
8 610 (5.23%) Consultant
9 582 (4.99%) DBA
10 533 (4.57%) Data Analyst
11 499 (4.28%) C# .NET Developer
12 493 (4.23%) SQL Analyst
13 487 (4.18%) Senior Developer
14 418 (3.59%) SQL DBA
15 402 (3.45%) Business Analyst
16 385 (3.30%) Business Intelligence Developer
17 359 (3.08%) Oracle Developer
18 338 (2.90%) Administrator
19 329 (2.82%) Test Analyst
20 269 (2.31%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2338 (20.05%) .NET
2 1557 (13.36%) HTML
3 1500 (12.87%) XML
4 1180 (10.12%) Web Services
5 1152 (9.88%) CSS
6 938 (8.05%) ASP.NET
7 751 (6.44%) jQuery
8 721 (6.18%) Spring
9 651 (5.58%) AngularJS
10 650 (5.58%) REST
11 621 (5.33%) SOAP
12 590 (5.06%) JSON
13 538 (4.61%) .NET Framework
14 460 (3.95%) HTML5
15 450 (3.86%) RESTful
16 449 (3.85%) ASP.NET MVC
17 437 (3.75%) J2EE
18 432 (3.71%) WCF
19 415 (3.56%) Hibernate
20 325 (2.79%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 1025 (8.79%) Analytical Skills
2 344 (2.95%) Computer Science
3 324 (2.78%) Visualisation
4 312 (2.68%) Management Information System
5 220 (1.89%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 213 (1.83%) Statistics
7 209 (1.79%) Algorithms
8 208 (1.78%) Data Structures
9 197 (1.69%) Data Centre
10 181 (1.55%) User Experience
11 174 (1.49%) NHS
12 170 (1.46%) Mathematics
13 168 (1.44%) Data Integration
14 164 (1.41%) Derivative
15 160 (1.37%) Replication
16 157 (1.35%) Clustering
17 150 (1.29%) Equities
18 147 (1.26%) Enterprise Software
19 144 (1.24%) Fixed Income
20 135 (1.16%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 1681 (14.42%) Windows
2 1528 (13.11%) Linux
3 1406 (12.06%) Unix
4 588 (5.04%) Windows Server
5 289 (2.48%) Windows Server 2008
6 256 (2.20%) Windows Server 2012
7 174 (1.49%) Windows Server 2003
8 173 (1.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 172 (1.48%) Solaris
10 149 (1.28%) AIX
11 134 (1.15%) Windows 7
12 104 (0.89%) Android
13 94 (0.81%) Apple iOS
14 60 (0.51%) CentOS
15 52 (0.45%) Windows 10
16 44 (0.38%) Windows XP
17 31 (0.27%) HPUX
18 29 (0.25%) Windows 8
19 28 (0.24%) Windows Vista
20 26 (0.22%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3192 (27.38%) Agile Software Development
2 1772 (15.20%) Business Intelligence
3 1381 (11.85%) ETL
4 1117 (9.58%) MVC
5 1043 (8.95%) TDD
6 1006 (8.63%) Migration
7 968 (8.30%) Scrum
8 901 (7.73%) Data Modelling
9 739 (6.34%) Analytics
10 661 (5.67%) Data Analysis
11 655 (5.62%) OO
12 622 (5.34%) Continuous Integration
13 585 (5.02%) SDLC
14 559 (4.79%) BDD
15 543 (4.66%) Software Engineering
16 540 (4.63%) CRM
17 533 (4.57%) DevOps
18 501 (4.30%) Performance Tuning
19 496 (4.25%) Unit Testing
20 482 (4.13%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 2403 (20.61%) Java
2 2167 (18.59%) C#
3 2028 (17.40%) JavaScript
4 1517 (13.01%) T-SQL
5 1083 (9.29%) PL/SQL
6 925 (7.93%) Python
7 512 (4.39%) PowerShell
8 485 (4.16%) Shell Script
9 437 (3.75%) C++
10 436 (3.74%) Perl
11 364 (3.12%) VBA
12 331 (2.84%) VB
13 315 (2.70%) PHP
14 313 (2.68%) Scala
15 295 (2.53%) VB.NET
16 294 (2.52%) C
17 267 (2.29%) R
18 236 (2.02%) Ruby
19 170 (1.46%) Bash Shell
20 110 (0.94%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 762 (6.54%) Degree
2 701 (6.01%) Security Cleared
3 466 (4.00%) SC Cleared
4 190 (1.63%) ISEB
5 171 (1.47%) ISTQB
6 123 (1.06%) Microsoft Certification
7 110 (0.94%) DV Cleared
8 85 (0.73%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 74 (0.63%) BPSS Clearance
10 54 (0.46%) Cisco Certification
11 52 (0.45%) MCSE
12 43 (0.37%) CCNA
12 43 (0.37%) ITIL Certification
12 43 (0.37%) PhD
13 42 (0.36%) CISSP
14 32 (0.27%) CCNP
15 31 (0.27%) MCITP
16 28 (0.24%) MCSA
16 28 (0.24%) Oracle Certification
17 27 (0.23%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 529 (4.54%) QA
2 373 (3.20%) Data Quality
3 94 (0.81%) SLA
4 78 (0.67%) Disclosure Scotland
5 57 (0.49%) MiFID
6 45 (0.39%) PCI DSS
7 31 (0.27%) EMIR
8 23 (0.20%) FATCA
9 21 (0.18%) Dodd-Frank
9 21 (0.18%) ISO 9001
10 20 (0.17%) Solvency II
11 19 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 15 (0.13%) SDET
13 13 (0.11%) Basel III
14 11 (0.094%) ISO/IEC 27001
14 11 (0.094%) SEPA
15 9 (0.077%) HL7
16 8 (0.069%) ISO20022
17 7 (0.060%) Basel II
18 5 (0.043%) GxP
System Software
1 588 (5.04%) Active Directory
2 295 (2.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 200 (1.72%) Docker
4 120 (1.03%) Hyper-V
5 79 (0.68%) HDFS
5 79 (0.68%) Oracle RAC
6 64 (0.55%) Virtual Machines
7 56 (0.48%) XenApp
8 52 (0.45%) VMware ESX
9 49 (0.42%) vSphere
10 44 (0.38%) VMware ESXi
11 39 (0.33%) NFS
12 38 (0.33%) Apache Flume
13 28 (0.24%) Virtual Servers
14 25 (0.21%) Apache ZooKeeper
15 24 (0.21%) XenDesktop
16 21 (0.18%) Microsoft App-V
16 21 (0.18%) Virtual Desktop
16 21 (0.18%) Xen
17 15 (0.13%) Samba
Systems Management
1 275 (2.36%) Puppet
2 176 (1.51%) Ansible
3 172 (1.48%) SCCM
4 169 (1.45%) Opscode Chef
5 127 (1.09%) SCOM
6 121 (1.04%) HP Quality Center
7 81 (0.69%) Nagios
8 69 (0.59%) Control-M
9 66 (0.57%) Tivoli
10 53 (0.45%) WSUS
11 51 (0.44%) HP SiteScope
11 51 (0.44%) Oracle RMAN
12 50 (0.43%) Kibana
13 44 (0.38%) Data Guard
14 35 (0.30%) Ambari
14 35 (0.30%) Hadoop YARN
14 35 (0.30%) logstash
15 34 (0.29%) ZABBIX
16 32 (0.27%) Oozie
17 27 (0.23%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 2652 (22.75%) Oracle
2 2292 (19.66%) Microsoft
3 512 (4.39%) VMware
4 430 (3.69%) SAP
5 370 (3.17%) Tableau
6 367 (3.15%) IBM
7 295 (2.53%) HP
8 258 (2.21%) Sybase
9 209 (1.79%) Teradata
10 200 (1.72%) Informatica
11 178 (1.53%) Cisco
12 177 (1.52%) Adobe
13 151 (1.30%) Red Hat
14 143 (1.23%) Google
15 140 (1.20%) Citrix
16 122 (1.05%) Cognos
17 119 (1.02%) Talend
18 118 (1.01%) Salesforce.com
19 101 (0.87%) Splunk
20 97 (0.83%) Dell
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £225 - £275 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Posted: 4 hours ago
Hertfordshire
Oscar
Rate: £150 - £210 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £180 - £220 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
Buxton, Derbyshire
Vardells
Rate: From £350 to £450 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
Poole, Dorset
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Premier IT
Rate: £280 - £300 per day
Posted: 47 minutes ago
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £375 per day 6 Month Contract
Posted: 37 minutes ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: From £30,000 to £45,000 per annum + Great Benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Kent
Proactive Appointments
Rate: £325 - £350 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
Central London / West End
Nationwide People Ltd
Rate: £350 - £370 Per Day
Posted: 6 hours ago
City, London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
West London
Michael Bailey Associates
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
Parallel Consulting
Rate: £300 - £375 per day + experience dependant
Posted: 3 hours ago
Andover, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400 - £480 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
Recann
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
Southport, Merseyside
The Change Partners Recruitment
Rate: From £300 to £350 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Greater Manchester
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 21 hours ago
Hertfordshire
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: From £400 to £600 per annum excellent rates, 6 months contract initial
Posted: 4 hours ago
West Midlands
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Central London / West End
First Point
Rate: £600.00 - £700.00 per day + 6 month rolling
Posted: 1 hour ago
Chester, Cheshire
Oscar
Rate: £400 - £475 per day
Posted: 27 minutes ago
London
Ebury
Rate: £40.26 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
London
NCC Group
Rate: From £350 to £400 per day plus travel & accommodation expenses
Posted: 6 hours ago
Hove, East Sussex
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £425 to £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Oxfordshire
Sanderson
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Difrent
Rate: Up to £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Folkestone, Kent
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: Yesterday