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 September 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 Sep 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 6620 7479 7590
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 13.27% 14.38% 14.45%
As % of the Programming Languages category 32.38% 37.39% 39.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 4526 5078 5010
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
- +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 128 163 148
Median hourly rate £27.80 £30.00 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.33% +15.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £12.75 £13.04
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.00 £43.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £33.02 £25.75
% change year-on-year
-16.71% +28.23%
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
20445 20001 19357
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 40.99% 38.46% 36.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 14168 13760 12643
Median daily rate £425 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £290 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 428 475 385
Median hourly rate £40.00 £38.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.66 £17.50 £14.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.50 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £39.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +11.42%

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 September 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 September 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 September 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 2933 £450 - 762
South East +2 1127 £375 +1.35% 348
North West 0 516 £340 -9.33% 263
West Midlands -1 455 £353 +3.67% 157
South West 0 431 £350 -5.02% 145
Yorkshire -3 355 £350 - 201
East of England +1 353 £340 -2.85% 171
North East -1 203 £375 +7.14% 38
East Midlands -1 202 £350 - 106
Midlands -5 15 £500 +56.25% 4
SQL
UK

SQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 26 September 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 3940 (30.24%) SQL Server
2 3469 (26.62%) Oracle
3 3367 (25.84%) Agile Software Development
4 2822 (21.66%) Finance
5 2604 (19.98%) Java
6 2548 (19.55%) .NET
7 2454 (18.83%) Microsoft
8 2265 (17.38%) C#
9 2144 (16.45%) JavaScript
10 1940 (14.89%) Windows
11 1804 (13.84%) Business Intelligence
12 1779 (13.65%) HTML
13 1754 (13.46%) Linux
14 1610 (12.36%) Unix
15 1588 (12.19%) T-SQL
16 1570 (12.05%) XML
17 1496 (11.48%) PL/SQL
18 1457 (11.18%) ETL
19 1425 (10.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
20 1323 (10.15%) Data Warehouse
21 1310 (10.05%) CSS
22 1290 (9.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
23 1273 (9.77%) Banking
24 1245 (9.55%) Web Services
25 1221 (9.37%) MS Excel
26 1187 (9.11%) Analytical Skills
27 1148 (8.81%) Migration
28 1133 (8.69%) MVC
29 1073 (8.23%) Scrum
30 1064 (8.17%) 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
1 632 (4.85%) SharePoint
2 516 (3.96%) IIS
3 395 (3.03%) Tomcat
4 367 (2.82%) SAS
5 338 (2.59%) Apache
6 334 (2.56%) WebSphere
7 316 (2.42%) WebLogic
8 224 (1.72%) Apache Spark
9 218 (1.67%) JBoss
10 201 (1.54%) Confluence
11 193 (1.48%) CMS
12 178 (1.37%) MS Exchange
13 161 (1.24%) Elasticsearch
14 159 (1.22%) BizTalk Server
15 121 (0.93%) SharePoint 2013
16 116 (0.89%) Skype for Business
17 108 (0.83%) Oracle Workflow
18 84 (0.64%) WebSphere Application Server
19 77 (0.59%) SharePoint 2010
20 74 (0.57%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 1221 (9.37%) MS Excel
2 414 (3.18%) MS Office
3 177 (1.36%) MS PowerPoint
4 110 (0.84%) MS Visio
5 70 (0.54%) Spreadsheet
6 64 (0.49%) SPSS
7 53 (0.41%) MS Project
8 31 (0.24%) InfoPath
9 13 (0.100%) Photoshop
10 11 (0.084%) Stata
11 7 (0.054%) Adobe Illustrator
11 7 (0.054%) Mingle
12 6 (0.046%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 4 (0.031%) Mathematica
14 3 (0.023%) AutoCAD
15 2 (0.015%) Windchill
16 1 (0.008%) Adobe Captivate
16 1 (0.008%) ArcView
16 1 (0.008%) FrameMaker
16 1 (0.008%) Revit
Business Applications
1 274 (2.10%) Dynamics CRM
2 239 (1.83%) Oracle EBS
3 144 (1.11%) Oracle EBS R12
4 121 (0.93%) Oracle Payables
5 107 (0.82%) Oracle Applications
6 76 (0.58%) Oracle Receivables
7 73 (0.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 67 (0.51%) Oracle General Ledger
9 58 (0.45%) Dynamics AX
10 54 (0.41%) Unit4 Business World
11 44 (0.34%) Oracle Assets
12 42 (0.32%) Dynamics NAV
13 40 (0.31%) Magento
13 40 (0.31%) Oracle Financials
14 37 (0.28%) Markit EDM
15 33 (0.25%) Oracle BPM
15 33 (0.25%) Remedy ITSM
16 28 (0.21%) Oracle Cash Management
17 27 (0.21%) Adobe Campaign
18 23 (0.18%) Oracle iProcurement
Cloud Services
1 591 (4.54%) Microsoft Azure
2 468 (3.59%) Amazon AWS
3 177 (1.36%) GitHub
4 148 (1.14%) Office 365
5 112 (0.86%) Cloud Computing
6 110 (0.84%) IaaS
7 105 (0.81%) SaaS
8 103 (0.79%) PaaS
9 55 (0.42%) Google Analytics
10 35 (0.27%) Amazon EC2
11 33 (0.25%) Azure Active Directory
12 32 (0.25%) Adobe Analytics
13 30 (0.23%) Google Cloud Platform
14 24 (0.18%) Boomi
15 20 (0.15%) TestFlight
16 19 (0.15%) Amazon S3
17 17 (0.13%) Google Play
17 17 (0.13%) Yammer
18 16 (0.12%) Google App Engine
19 15 (0.12%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 375 (2.88%) DNS
2 329 (2.52%) Firewall
3 315 (2.42%) SAN
4 283 (2.17%) HTTP
5 232 (1.78%) DHCP
6 215 (1.65%) TCP/IP
7 164 (1.26%) LDAP
8 162 (1.24%) Internet
9 139 (1.07%) LAN
10 135 (1.04%) WAN
11 108 (0.83%) Network Security
12 107 (0.82%) SSL
13 78 (0.60%) NAS
14 62 (0.48%) FTP
15 56 (0.43%) Kerberos
16 52 (0.40%) VPN
17 51 (0.39%) Skype
18 49 (0.38%) Unified Communications
18 49 (0.38%) VoIP
19 46 (0.35%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3940 (30.24%) SQL Server
2 1425 (10.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1323 (10.15%) Data Warehouse
4 1290 (9.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 976 (7.49%) Oracle Database
6 818 (6.28%) Relational Database
7 674 (5.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 633 (4.86%) NoSQL
8 633 (4.86%) SQL Server 2008
9 615 (4.72%) SQL Server 2012
10 547 (4.20%) Big Data
11 541 (4.15%) MySQL
12 509 (3.91%) Hadoop
13 423 (3.25%) MongoDB
14 387 (2.97%) Oracle Database 11g
15 384 (2.95%) DB2
16 381 (2.92%) BusinessObjects
17 328 (2.52%) SQL Server 2014
18 300 (2.30%) Oracle Reports
19 295 (2.26%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 854 (6.55%) Git (software)
2 672 (5.16%) JIRA
3 574 (4.40%) Visual Studio
4 546 (4.19%) Team Foundation Server
5 524 (4.02%) Jenkins
6 434 (3.33%) Maven
7 428 (3.28%) Subversion
8 416 (3.19%) Selenium
9 410 (3.15%) JUnit
10 306 (2.35%) Cucumber
11 206 (1.58%) Eclipse
12 187 (1.44%) Oracle Forms
13 180 (1.38%) TeamCity
14 176 (1.35%) SoapUI
15 156 (1.20%) Mockito
16 135 (1.04%) Ant
17 125 (0.96%) Oracle APEX
18 120 (0.92%) Talend Open Studio
19 114 (0.87%) NUnit
20 112 (0.86%) WebDriver
General
1 2822 (21.66%) Finance
2 1273 (9.77%) Banking
3 545 (4.18%) Retail
4 393 (3.02%) Investment Banking
4 393 (3.02%) Marketing
5 309 (2.37%) Front Office
6 253 (1.94%) Telecoms
7 205 (1.57%) Back Office
8 186 (1.43%) Manufacturing
9 158 (1.21%) Financial Institution
10 145 (1.11%) Advertising
11 121 (0.93%) Legal
12 107 (0.82%) Law
13 100 (0.77%) Publishing
14 74 (0.57%) Electronics
15 69 (0.53%) Games
16 60 (0.46%) General Ledger
17 59 (0.45%) Billing
18 55 (0.42%) Pharmaceutical
19 48 (0.37%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 5723 (43.92%) Developer
2 2484 (19.06%) Analyst
3 1566 (12.02%) SQL Developer
4 1060 (8.13%) .NET Developer
5 932 (7.15%) Java Developer
6 845 (6.48%) C# Developer
7 747 (5.73%) Consultant
8 731 (5.61%) Architect
9 598 (4.59%) DBA
10 582 (4.47%) Data Analyst
11 552 (4.24%) Senior Developer
12 541 (4.15%) SQL Analyst
13 535 (4.11%) C# .NET Developer
14 533 (4.09%) Oracle Developer
15 473 (3.63%) Business Analyst
16 422 (3.24%) Test Analyst
17 420 (3.22%) SQL DBA
18 383 (2.94%) Administrator
19 356 (2.73%) Business Intelligence Developer
20 314 (2.41%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2548 (19.55%) .NET
2 1779 (13.65%) HTML
3 1570 (12.05%) XML
4 1310 (10.05%) CSS
5 1245 (9.55%) Web Services
6 1064 (8.17%) ASP.NET
7 888 (6.81%) jQuery
8 791 (6.07%) Spring
9 686 (5.26%) AngularJS
10 683 (5.24%) REST
11 673 (5.16%) SOAP
12 581 (4.46%) HTML5
13 565 (4.34%) .NET Framework
14 554 (4.25%) JSON
15 531 (4.07%) J2EE
16 464 (3.56%) ASP.NET MVC
17 459 (3.52%) WCF
18 437 (3.35%) RESTful
19 382 (2.93%) Hibernate
20 343 (2.63%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 1187 (9.11%) Analytical Skills
2 406 (3.12%) Computer Science
3 350 (2.69%) Management Information System
4 277 (2.13%) Visualisation
5 261 (2.00%) Clustering
6 249 (1.91%) Data Centre
7 238 (1.83%) NHS
8 219 (1.68%) Data Structures
9 217 (1.67%) Replication
10 207 (1.59%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 200 (1.53%) Statistics
12 185 (1.42%) Algorithms
13 183 (1.40%) Data Integration
14 171 (1.31%) Mathematics
15 170 (1.30%) Enterprise Software
16 169 (1.30%) User Experience
17 165 (1.27%) Derivative
18 155 (1.19%) Fixed Income
19 146 (1.12%) Credit Risk
20 143 (1.10%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1940 (14.89%) Windows
2 1754 (13.46%) Linux
3 1610 (12.36%) Unix
4 768 (5.89%) Windows Server
5 357 (2.74%) Windows Server 2008
6 293 (2.25%) Windows Server 2012
7 269 (2.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 255 (1.96%) Solaris
9 213 (1.63%) Windows Server 2003
10 162 (1.24%) AIX
11 135 (1.04%) Windows 7
12 109 (0.84%) Android
13 105 (0.81%) Apple iOS
14 65 (0.50%) CentOS
15 48 (0.37%) Windows XP
16 44 (0.34%) CoreOS
17 41 (0.31%) HPUX
18 38 (0.29%) Windows 10
19 36 (0.28%) zOS
20 35 (0.27%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 3367 (25.84%) Agile Software Development
2 1804 (13.84%) Business Intelligence
3 1457 (11.18%) ETL
4 1148 (8.81%) Migration
5 1133 (8.69%) MVC
6 1073 (8.23%) Scrum
7 1026 (7.87%) TDD
8 881 (6.76%) Data Modelling
9 785 (6.02%) Analytics
10 728 (5.59%) Data Analysis
11 708 (5.43%) ITIL
12 693 (5.32%) Continuous Integration
13 689 (5.29%) CRM
14 645 (4.95%) SDLC
15 631 (4.84%) OO
16 602 (4.62%) Performance Tuning
17 596 (4.57%) Software Engineering
18 546 (4.19%) Data Migration
19 521 (4.00%) E-Commerce
20 514 (3.94%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 2604 (19.98%) Java
2 2265 (17.38%) C#
3 2144 (16.45%) JavaScript
4 1588 (12.19%) T-SQL
5 1496 (11.48%) PL/SQL
6 840 (6.45%) Python
7 614 (4.71%) PowerShell
8 594 (4.56%) Shell Script
9 522 (4.01%) C++
10 520 (3.99%) Perl
11 455 (3.49%) VB
12 426 (3.27%) VBA
13 425 (3.26%) PHP
14 332 (2.55%) C
15 330 (2.53%) VB.NET
16 278 (2.13%) Ruby
17 247 (1.90%) Scala
18 241 (1.85%) R
19 184 (1.41%) Bash Shell
20 178 (1.37%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1011 (7.76%) Security Cleared
2 916 (7.03%) Degree
3 706 (5.42%) SC Cleared
4 249 (1.91%) Microsoft Certification
5 188 (1.44%) ISEB
6 187 (1.44%) ISTQB
7 166 (1.27%) DV Cleared
8 121 (0.93%) BPSS Clearance
9 108 (0.83%) MCSE
10 90 (0.69%) Cisco Certification
11 72 (0.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 66 (0.51%) CCNA
13 54 (0.41%) ITIL Certification
14 51 (0.39%) PhD
15 50 (0.38%) Oracle Certification
16 49 (0.38%) MCITP
17 48 (0.37%) MCSA
18 43 (0.33%) CISSP
18 43 (0.33%) MCTS
18 43 (0.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 603 (4.63%) QA
2 353 (2.71%) Data Quality
3 149 (1.14%) SLA
4 90 (0.69%) Disclosure Scotland
5 46 (0.35%) Solvency II
6 36 (0.28%) PCI DSS
7 30 (0.23%) MiFID
8 26 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 23 (0.18%) ISO 9001
10 21 (0.16%) EMIR
11 16 (0.12%) Dodd-Frank
11 16 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 15 (0.12%) Basel III
12 15 (0.12%) FATCA
12 15 (0.12%) SDET
13 9 (0.069%) GxP
14 8 (0.061%) JSP 440
14 8 (0.061%) SEPA
15 5 (0.038%) ISO20022
15 5 (0.038%) SAS 70
System Software
1 867 (6.65%) Active Directory
2 400 (3.07%) VMware Infrastructure
3 204 (1.57%) Docker
4 182 (1.40%) Hyper-V
5 127 (0.97%) Oracle RAC
6 98 (0.75%) Virtual Machines
7 97 (0.74%) XenApp
8 95 (0.73%) vSphere
9 72 (0.55%) Microsoft App-V
10 67 (0.51%) HDFS
11 63 (0.48%) VMware ESX
12 46 (0.35%) Apache Flume
12 46 (0.35%) Terminal Services
12 46 (0.35%) XenDesktop
13 43 (0.33%) Ceph
14 42 (0.32%) etcd
14 42 (0.32%) flannel
14 42 (0.32%) GlusterFS
14 42 (0.32%) NFS
15 40 (0.31%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 364 (2.79%) Puppet
2 217 (1.67%) SCCM
3 176 (1.35%) SCOM
4 175 (1.34%) Opscode Chef
5 171 (1.31%) Ansible
6 152 (1.17%) HP Quality Center
7 91 (0.70%) Tivoli
8 89 (0.68%) Control-M
9 77 (0.59%) Oracle RMAN
10 71 (0.54%) Microsoft Clustering
11 69 (0.53%) Nagios
12 66 (0.51%) Data Guard
13 59 (0.45%) HP SiteScope
14 58 (0.45%) MOM
15 57 (0.44%) Kubernetes
16 54 (0.41%) logstash
17 53 (0.41%) Graphite
18 51 (0.39%) OpenView Configuration Management
19 47 (0.36%) HAProxy
19 47 (0.36%) WSUS
Vendors
1 3469 (26.62%) Oracle
2 2454 (18.83%) Microsoft
3 720 (5.53%) VMware
4 507 (3.89%) IBM
5 488 (3.74%) SAP
6 465 (3.57%) HP
7 353 (2.71%) Tableau
8 344 (2.64%) Citrix
9 319 (2.45%) Informatica
10 235 (1.80%) Red Hat
11 230 (1.77%) Cisco
12 229 (1.76%) Sybase
13 196 (1.50%) Teradata
14 147 (1.13%) Cognos
14 147 (1.13%) Google
15 132 (1.01%) Salesforce.com
16 127 (0.97%) EMC
17 125 (0.96%) Adobe
18 120 (0.92%) Talend
19 117 (0.90%) BMC
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Executive Resource Group
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Surrey
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
South Yorkshire
Modis International
Rate: £500.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: ££excellent
Posted: 2 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Interaction Recruitment PLC
Rate: £300 - 500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: 2 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £ excellent
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Venturi
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
South East
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £375 - £425 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Berkshire
Premier IT
Posted: 4 days ago
Midlands
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Posted: 6 days ago
Bromley, Kent
Hatstand Limited
Rate: £500 - £501 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Hertfordshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £325 - £375 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Bromley, Kent
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Clearwater People Solutions
Rate: £250 - £400 Per Day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Ebury
Rate: £425.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Ebury
Rate: £425.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Horsham, West Sussex
SLS Services Ltd
Rate: £375 - £425 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
West Sussex
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Midlands
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Rate: £160 - £180 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Square One Resources
Rate: Up to £360 per day 3 Month Initial Duration
Posted: 2 days ago
South West London
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £500.00 - £580.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Venturi
Rate: £300 - £380 per day + Remote Work
Posted: 2 days ago
Croydon, Surrey
Coal IT Services
Rate: From £350 to £370 per day
Posted: 3 days ago