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 August 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 Aug 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 6802 7829 7328
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 13.54% 14.78% 14.37%
As % of the Programming Languages category 33.57% 38.38% 38.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 4674 5258 4769
Median daily rate £400 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 127 179 133
Median hourly rate £28.00 £26.80 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.49% +7.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.75 £13.12
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.90 £44.30 £46.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £28.31 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-1.10% +13.25%
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
20260 20397 19032
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 40.34% 38.51% 37.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 14016 13880 12287
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 419 447 380
Median hourly rate £40.00 £38.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% +10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £17.50 £14.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.77 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.17% +10.77%

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 August 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 August 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 August 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 3034 £450 - 885
South East +2 1169 £375 +7.14% 365
North West +1 500 £340 -6.20% 277
West Midlands 0 449 £375 +12.35% 139
South West -1 409 £350 - 211
East of England 0 385 £345 -1.42% 126
Yorkshire -2 375 £350 +4.55% 205
North East -1 218 £320 -5.18% 38
East Midlands -1 211 £350 - 108
Midlands -5 18 £488 +52.34% 2
SQL
UK

SQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 26 August 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 4004 (30.44%) SQL Server
2 3582 (27.24%) Oracle
3 3273 (24.89%) Agile Software Development
4 2890 (21.97%) Finance
5 2579 (19.61%) Java
6 2532 (19.25%) .NET
7 2496 (18.98%) Microsoft
8 2258 (17.17%) C#
9 2087 (15.87%) JavaScript
10 2016 (15.33%) Windows
11 1845 (14.03%) Business Intelligence
12 1761 (13.39%) Linux
13 1734 (13.18%) HTML
14 1667 (12.67%) Unix
15 1597 (12.14%) T-SQL
16 1561 (11.87%) PL/SQL
17 1556 (11.83%) XML
18 1451 (11.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
19 1421 (10.80%) ETL
20 1340 (10.19%) Banking
21 1299 (9.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
22 1290 (9.81%) CSS
23 1280 (9.73%) Data Warehouse
24 1243 (9.45%) MS Excel
25 1199 (9.12%) Analytical Skills
26 1195 (9.09%) Web Services
27 1176 (8.94%) Migration
28 1120 (8.52%) MVC
29 1061 (8.07%) Scrum
30 1050 (7.98%) 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
1 674 (5.12%) SharePoint
2 526 (4.00%) IIS
3 416 (3.16%) SAS
4 406 (3.09%) Tomcat
5 334 (2.54%) Apache
6 327 (2.49%) WebLogic
7 321 (2.44%) WebSphere
8 248 (1.89%) JBoss
9 223 (1.70%) Confluence
10 196 (1.49%) MS Exchange
11 193 (1.47%) CMS
12 175 (1.33%) Apache Spark
13 156 (1.19%) BizTalk Server
14 150 (1.14%) Elasticsearch
15 124 (0.94%) SharePoint 2013
16 120 (0.91%) Skype for Business
17 104 (0.79%) Oracle Workflow
18 96 (0.73%) nginx
19 83 (0.63%) SharePoint 2010
20 76 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 1243 (9.45%) MS Excel
2 439 (3.34%) MS Office
3 172 (1.31%) MS PowerPoint
4 113 (0.86%) MS Visio
5 78 (0.59%) Spreadsheet
6 57 (0.43%) MS Project
7 56 (0.43%) SPSS
8 38 (0.29%) InfoPath
9 17 (0.13%) Photoshop
10 13 (0.099%) Stata
11 7 (0.053%) Mingle
12 5 (0.038%) Adobe Illustrator
12 5 (0.038%) Mathematica
13 3 (0.023%) Adobe Creative Suite
14 2 (0.015%) AutoCAD
14 2 (0.015%) Windchill
15 1 (0.008%) Adobe Captivate
15 1 (0.008%) ArcView
15 1 (0.008%) FrameMaker
15 1 (0.008%) Revit
Business Applications
1 278 (2.11%) Dynamics CRM
2 236 (1.79%) Oracle EBS
3 150 (1.14%) Oracle EBS R12
4 115 (0.87%) Oracle Payables
5 107 (0.81%) Oracle Applications
6 76 (0.58%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 73 (0.56%) Oracle Receivables
8 64 (0.49%) Oracle General Ledger
9 55 (0.42%) Dynamics AX
9 55 (0.42%) Unit4 Business World
10 42 (0.32%) Oracle Assets
11 39 (0.30%) Remedy ITSM
12 36 (0.27%) Oracle Financials
13 34 (0.26%) Dynamics NAV
13 34 (0.26%) Magento
14 29 (0.22%) Markit EDM
14 29 (0.22%) Oracle BPM
15 28 (0.21%) Cognos Business Intelligence
16 26 (0.20%) Oracle iProcurement
17 25 (0.19%) Adobe Campaign
Cloud Services
1 602 (4.58%) Microsoft Azure
2 504 (3.83%) Amazon AWS
3 185 (1.41%) GitHub
4 143 (1.09%) Office 365
5 112 (0.85%) IaaS
6 104 (0.79%) Cloud Computing
7 99 (0.75%) PaaS
8 89 (0.68%) SaaS
9 49 (0.37%) Google Analytics
10 43 (0.33%) Azure Active Directory
11 41 (0.31%) Amazon EC2
12 30 (0.23%) Google Cloud Platform
13 24 (0.18%) Adobe Analytics
14 19 (0.14%) Boomi
15 18 (0.14%) Amazon S3
16 17 (0.13%) Google Play
16 17 (0.13%) TestFlight
17 16 (0.12%) Google App Engine
18 15 (0.11%) SuccessFactors
18 15 (0.11%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 406 (3.09%) DNS
2 341 (2.59%) SAN
3 308 (2.34%) Firewall
4 259 (1.97%) HTTP
5 238 (1.81%) DHCP
6 194 (1.48%) TCP/IP
7 163 (1.24%) Internet
8 158 (1.20%) LDAP
9 137 (1.04%) LAN
10 133 (1.01%) WAN
11 118 (0.90%) Network Security
12 106 (0.81%) SSL
13 66 (0.50%) NAS
14 62 (0.47%) VPN
15 51 (0.39%) Skype
16 50 (0.38%) VoIP
17 49 (0.37%) FTP
17 49 (0.37%) Intranet
18 46 (0.35%) Fibre Channel
19 43 (0.33%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4004 (30.44%) SQL Server
2 1451 (11.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1299 (9.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1280 (9.73%) Data Warehouse
5 1043 (7.93%) Oracle Database
6 813 (6.18%) Relational Database
7 693 (5.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 654 (4.97%) SQL Server 2008
9 616 (4.68%) SQL Server 2012
10 606 (4.61%) NoSQL
11 536 (4.08%) MySQL
12 504 (3.83%) Big Data
13 489 (3.72%) Hadoop
14 436 (3.32%) MongoDB
15 406 (3.09%) Oracle Database 11g
16 402 (3.06%) BusinessObjects
17 374 (2.84%) DB2
18 326 (2.48%) SQL Server 2014
19 301 (2.29%) Oracle Reports
20 296 (2.25%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 818 (6.22%) Git (software)
2 681 (5.18%) JIRA
3 554 (4.21%) Visual Studio
4 531 (4.04%) Jenkins
5 528 (4.01%) Team Foundation Server
6 462 (3.51%) Maven
6 462 (3.51%) Subversion
7 421 (3.20%) JUnit
8 404 (3.07%) Selenium
9 304 (2.31%) Cucumber
10 204 (1.55%) Oracle Forms
11 198 (1.51%) Eclipse
12 190 (1.44%) SoapUI
13 177 (1.35%) TeamCity
14 167 (1.27%) Mockito
15 152 (1.16%) Ant
16 128 (0.97%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 125 (0.95%) NUnit
18 120 (0.91%) Toad
19 118 (0.90%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 2890 (21.97%) Finance
2 1340 (10.19%) Banking
3 519 (3.95%) Retail
4 393 (2.99%) Investment Banking
5 386 (2.93%) Marketing
6 321 (2.44%) Front Office
7 254 (1.93%) Telecoms
8 203 (1.54%) Back Office
9 194 (1.48%) Manufacturing
10 164 (1.25%) Financial Institution
11 145 (1.10%) Advertising
12 136 (1.03%) Legal
13 101 (0.77%) Law
14 99 (0.75%) Publishing
15 76 (0.58%) Electronics
16 71 (0.54%) Games
17 64 (0.49%) General Ledger
18 59 (0.45%) Billing
19 57 (0.43%) Pharmaceutical
20 52 (0.40%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 5749 (43.71%) Developer
2 2518 (19.15%) Analyst
3 1624 (12.35%) SQL Developer
4 1038 (7.89%) .NET Developer
5 920 (7.00%) Java Developer
6 863 (6.56%) C# Developer
7 771 (5.86%) Consultant
8 700 (5.32%) Architect
9 585 (4.45%) DBA
10 577 (4.39%) Data Analyst
11 561 (4.27%) SQL Analyst
12 557 (4.24%) Oracle Developer
13 537 (4.08%) Senior Developer
14 532 (4.05%) C# .NET Developer
15 472 (3.59%) Business Analyst
16 454 (3.45%) Test Analyst
17 411 (3.13%) SQL DBA
18 389 (2.96%) Administrator
19 335 (2.55%) Business Intelligence Developer
20 324 (2.46%) SSIS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2532 (19.25%) .NET
2 1734 (13.18%) HTML
3 1556 (11.83%) XML
4 1290 (9.81%) CSS
5 1195 (9.09%) Web Services
6 1050 (7.98%) ASP.NET
7 891 (6.77%) jQuery
8 814 (6.19%) Spring
9 651 (4.95%) AngularJS
10 645 (4.90%) REST
11 633 (4.81%) SOAP
12 597 (4.54%) HTML5
13 543 (4.13%) .NET Framework
14 513 (3.90%) JSON
15 511 (3.89%) J2EE
16 457 (3.47%) ASP.NET MVC
17 437 (3.32%) WCF
18 413 (3.14%) RESTful
19 378 (2.87%) Hibernate
20 359 (2.73%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 1199 (9.12%) Analytical Skills
2 397 (3.02%) Computer Science
3 380 (2.89%) Management Information System
4 272 (2.07%) Clustering
5 257 (1.95%) Data Centre
6 254 (1.93%) Visualisation
7 234 (1.78%) Replication
8 231 (1.76%) NHS
9 216 (1.64%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 198 (1.51%) Data Structures
11 193 (1.47%) Derivative
12 184 (1.40%) Algorithms
13 176 (1.34%) Data Integration
14 170 (1.29%) User Experience
15 168 (1.28%) Statistics
16 165 (1.25%) Enterprise Software
17 163 (1.24%) Fixed Income
18 155 (1.18%) Credit Risk
18 155 (1.18%) Mathematics
19 140 (1.06%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2016 (15.33%) Windows
2 1761 (13.39%) Linux
3 1667 (12.67%) Unix
4 792 (6.02%) Windows Server
5 373 (2.84%) Windows Server 2008
6 302 (2.30%) Windows Server 2012
7 279 (2.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 254 (1.93%) Solaris
9 217 (1.65%) Windows Server 2003
10 153 (1.16%) AIX
11 140 (1.06%) Windows 7
12 100 (0.76%) Apple iOS
13 98 (0.75%) Android
14 71 (0.54%) CoreOS
15 65 (0.49%) CentOS
16 49 (0.37%) Windows 10
17 48 (0.36%) Windows XP
18 46 (0.35%) VMS
19 41 (0.31%) zOS
20 38 (0.29%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 3273 (24.89%) Agile Software Development
2 1845 (14.03%) Business Intelligence
3 1421 (10.80%) ETL
4 1176 (8.94%) Migration
5 1120 (8.52%) MVC
6 1061 (8.07%) Scrum
7 994 (7.56%) TDD
8 906 (6.89%) Data Modelling
9 763 (5.80%) Analytics
10 714 (5.43%) Data Analysis
11 700 (5.32%) Continuous Integration
11 700 (5.32%) CRM
12 692 (5.26%) ITIL
13 663 (5.04%) SDLC
14 633 (4.81%) OO
15 593 (4.51%) Performance Tuning
16 588 (4.47%) Software Engineering
17 552 (4.20%) Data Migration
18 535 (4.07%) Web Development
19 522 (3.97%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 2579 (19.61%) Java
2 2258 (17.17%) C#
3 2087 (15.87%) JavaScript
4 1597 (12.14%) T-SQL
5 1561 (11.87%) PL/SQL
6 772 (5.87%) Python
7 667 (5.07%) PowerShell
8 600 (4.56%) Shell Script
9 524 (3.98%) C++
10 506 (3.85%) Perl
11 497 (3.78%) VB
12 469 (3.57%) VBA
13 430 (3.27%) PHP
14 333 (2.53%) Ruby
15 322 (2.45%) VB.NET
16 307 (2.33%) C
17 228 (1.73%) R
18 219 (1.67%) Scala
19 203 (1.54%) VBScript
20 182 (1.38%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 1049 (7.98%) Security Cleared
2 899 (6.84%) Degree
3 724 (5.50%) SC Cleared
4 262 (1.99%) Microsoft Certification
5 212 (1.61%) ISEB
6 194 (1.48%) ISTQB
7 189 (1.44%) DV Cleared
8 122 (0.93%) BPSS Clearance
9 114 (0.87%) MCSE
10 90 (0.68%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 88 (0.67%) Cisco Certification
12 66 (0.50%) CCNA
13 56 (0.43%) ITIL Certification
14 54 (0.41%) MCITP
15 49 (0.37%) MCTS
16 48 (0.36%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 46 (0.35%) PhD
18 45 (0.34%) Oracle Certification
19 44 (0.33%) MCSA
20 36 (0.27%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 599 (4.55%) QA
2 383 (2.91%) Data Quality
3 158 (1.20%) SLA
4 95 (0.72%) Disclosure Scotland
5 50 (0.38%) Solvency II
6 31 (0.24%) PCI DSS
7 26 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 20 (0.15%) ISO 9001
9 19 (0.14%) MiFID
10 16 (0.12%) EMIR
11 15 (0.11%) Basel III
12 14 (0.11%) Dodd-Frank
12 14 (0.11%) FATCA
12 14 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
13 12 (0.091%) SDET
14 9 (0.068%) GxP
15 8 (0.061%) HL7
15 8 (0.061%) JSP 440
16 7 (0.053%) Basel II
17 6 (0.046%) SEPA
System Software
1 903 (6.87%) Active Directory
2 411 (3.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 228 (1.73%) Docker
4 182 (1.38%) Hyper-V
5 119 (0.90%) XenApp
6 116 (0.88%) Oracle RAC
7 106 (0.81%) Virtual Machines
8 95 (0.72%) vSphere
9 82 (0.62%) VMware ESX
10 78 (0.59%) Microsoft App-V
11 71 (0.54%) Ceph
11 71 (0.54%) etcd
11 71 (0.54%) flannel
12 70 (0.53%) GlusterFS
13 56 (0.43%) Terminal Services
14 50 (0.38%) XenDesktop
15 42 (0.32%) Virtual Servers
16 41 (0.31%) HDFS
16 41 (0.31%) XenServer
17 39 (0.30%) NFS
Systems Management
1 375 (2.85%) Puppet
2 227 (1.73%) SCCM
3 194 (1.48%) Ansible
4 187 (1.42%) SCOM
5 185 (1.41%) Opscode Chef
6 171 (1.30%) HP Quality Center
7 99 (0.75%) Tivoli
8 89 (0.68%) Control-M
9 85 (0.65%) Kubernetes
10 84 (0.64%) Graphite
11 82 (0.62%) HAProxy
11 82 (0.62%) logstash
12 76 (0.58%) Host Intrusion Detection System
13 75 (0.57%) Oracle RMAN
14 73 (0.56%) Network Intrusion Detection System
15 72 (0.55%) Nagios
16 70 (0.53%) Microsoft Clustering
16 70 (0.53%) rkt
17 63 (0.48%) Data Guard
18 56 (0.43%) MOM
Vendors
1 3582 (27.24%) Oracle
2 2496 (18.98%) Microsoft
3 729 (5.54%) VMware
4 501 (3.81%) IBM
5 499 (3.79%) HP
6 471 (3.58%) SAP
7 380 (2.89%) Citrix
8 373 (2.84%) Informatica
9 361 (2.74%) Tableau
10 262 (1.99%) Red Hat
11 230 (1.75%) Sybase
12 216 (1.64%) Cisco
13 188 (1.43%) Teradata
14 152 (1.16%) Cognos
15 142 (1.08%) Google
16 137 (1.04%) Salesforce.com
17 126 (0.96%) EMC
18 123 (0.94%) ServiceNow
19 118 (0.90%) Talend
20 117 (0.89%) CA
Midlands
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Rate: £160 - £180 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
City, London
Venturi
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Allen Lane Interim & Permanent Recruitment
Rate: From £300 to £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Greater Manchester
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
TEKsystems
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
South East
Talent Spa
Rate: £375-400pd
Posted: 18 hours ago
Exeter, Devon
Novate IT Ltd
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Oscar
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
West Malling, Kent
1st Choice Computer Appointments Ltd
Rate: From £33,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Venturi
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
Slough, Berkshire
Coal IT Services
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 29 minutes ago
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Oscar
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
City, London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: £350.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Rate: £0.00 per annum + Competitive Market Rates
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Hatstand Limited
Posted: 18 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified NEG
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £650 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Leicester, Leicestershire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £375 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
ninesharp
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Rate: £0.00 per annum + Competitive Market Rates
Posted: Yesterday
Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 - £375 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Rate: £250 - £300 Per Day + Benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
City, London
Venturi
Rate: £450 - £525 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: 21 hours ago
North West London
Graham Matthews
Rate: From £180 to £220 per day
Posted: 3 days ago