The table below looks at the statistics for SQL skills in IT contracts advertised for the Essex region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SQL over the 3 months to 4 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
4 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Structured Query Language (SQL)
Rank 5 3 3
Rank change year-on-year
-2 0
Contract jobs citing SQL 93 112 136
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 21.38% 21.05% 20.09%
As % of the Programming Languages category 58.86% 53.08% 56.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 71 61
Median daily rate £318 £390 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.58% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £211 £250 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £443 £450 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 12 13
Median hourly rate £35.00 £40.60 £39.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.79% +3.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.95 £32.07 £30.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.33 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.75 £25.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+27.00% -23.07%
SQL
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the Essex region.

Programming Languages Category
Essex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
158 211 241
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 36.32% 39.66% 35.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 113 115
Median daily rate £350 £370 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.40% +5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £239 £225 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 25 23
Median hourly rate £35.25 £42.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.05% +13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £32.10 £26.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.53 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £36.00 £36.40
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -1.09%

SQL
Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Essex region citing SQL as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Programming Languages category.

SQL Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

SQL
Daily Rate Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SQL across the Essex region.

SQL Daily Rate Trend in Essex

SQL
Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SQL across the Essex region over the 3 months to 4 May 2016.

SQL Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

SQL
Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SQL across the Essex region.

SQL Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

SQL
Hourly Rate Histogram in Essex

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SQL across the Essex region over the 3 months to 4 May 2016.

SQL Hourly Rate Histogram in Essex

SQL
Contract Job Locations in Essex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL within the Essex region over the 3 months to 4 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
Brentwood +3 19 £293 -8.12%
Chelmsford +12 14 £250 -47.36% 1
Basildon +1 7 - - 2
Southend-on-Sea 0 2 £363 -14.70%
Chigwell - 2 £350 -
SQL
East of England

SQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 4 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 Essex region with a requirement for SQL.

1 82 (39.05%) SQL Server
2 73 (34.76%) Finance
3 57 (27.14%) Windows
4 51 (24.29%) .NET
5 44 (20.95%) Oracle
6 43 (20.48%) Agile Software Development
6 43 (20.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 37 (17.62%) XML
8 35 (16.67%) Java
9 33 (15.71%) Microsoft
10 32 (15.24%) Data Warehouse
11 31 (14.76%) ETL
11 31 (14.76%) PL/SQL
11 31 (14.76%) Business Intelligence
12 30 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 29 (13.81%) C#
14 26 (12.38%) HTML
14 26 (12.38%) MS Excel
15 25 (11.90%) Web Services
15 25 (11.90%) Performance Tuning
16 24 (11.43%) SQL Server 2008
16 24 (11.43%) Unix
17 23 (10.95%) T-SQL
17 23 (10.95%) DB2
18 22 (10.48%) Windows Server
19 21 (10.00%) SOAP
19 21 (10.00%) Shell Script
19 21 (10.00%) MVC
20 20 (9.52%) WebSphere
21 19 (9.05%) Oracle Database

SQL
Top Related IT Skills in Essex 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 20 (9.52%) WebSphere
2 18 (8.57%) IIS
3 12 (5.71%) WebLogic
4 11 (5.24%) JBoss
5 8 (3.81%) GlassFish
6 7 (3.33%) Apache
6 7 (3.33%) SAS
6 7 (3.33%) Tomcat
7 5 (2.38%) MS Exchange
8 4 (1.90%) SharePoint
8 4 (1.90%) WebLogic Portal
8 4 (1.90%) WebSphere Application Server
9 3 (1.43%) Skype for Business
10 2 (0.95%) CMS
11 1 (0.48%) BizTalk Server
11 1 (0.48%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 26 (12.38%) MS Excel
2 7 (3.33%) MS Office
3 2 (0.95%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 8 (3.81%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (0.48%) AWD
2 1 (0.48%) CODA-Financials
2 1 (0.48%) Cognos Planning
2 1 (0.48%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.48%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.48%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (0.48%) Oracle General Ledger
2 1 (0.48%) Oracle iProcurement
2 1 (0.48%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.43%) IBM SmartCloud
1 3 (1.43%) Office 365
2 2 (0.95%) Google Analytics
2 2 (0.95%) IBM PureFlex
2 2 (0.95%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.48%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 7 (3.33%) Firewall
1 7 (3.33%) Internet
2 4 (1.90%) LDAP
3 3 (1.43%) SAN
3 3 (1.43%) TCP/IP
4 2 (0.95%) DHCP
4 2 (0.95%) DNS
4 2 (0.95%) HTTPS
4 2 (0.95%) Intranet
4 2 (0.95%) NetScaler
4 2 (0.95%) VoIP
5 1 (0.48%) IP Telephony
5 1 (0.48%) Remote Desktop
5 1 (0.48%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 82 (39.05%) SQL Server
2 43 (20.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 32 (15.24%) Data Warehouse
4 30 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 24 (11.43%) SQL Server 2008
6 23 (10.95%) DB2
7 19 (9.05%) Oracle Database
8 10 (4.76%) Relational Database
8 10 (4.76%) SQL Server 2012
9 8 (3.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 7 (3.33%) QlikView
11 5 (2.38%) Data Mart
11 5 (2.38%) Oracle9i Database
11 5 (2.38%) SQL Server 2005
12 4 (1.90%) SQL Server 2014
13 3 (1.43%) Data Mining
13 3 (1.43%) DataStage
13 3 (1.43%) MS Access
13 3 (1.43%) Power BI
13 3 (1.43%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 9 (4.29%) HP UFT
2 7 (3.33%) AccuRev
2 7 (3.33%) Ant
2 7 (3.33%) Maven
2 7 (3.33%) Selenium
3 6 (2.86%) Eclipse
3 6 (2.86%) SoapUI
4 5 (2.38%) NUnit
5 4 (1.90%) JUnit
6 3 (1.43%) Git (software)
6 3 (1.43%) Jenkins
6 3 (1.43%) LoadRunner
6 3 (1.43%) Subversion
6 3 (1.43%) VisualVM
7 2 (0.95%) Cucumber
7 2 (0.95%) Gradle
7 2 (0.95%) JIRA
7 2 (0.95%) PowerDesigner
7 2 (0.95%) SonarQube
7 2 (0.95%) WebDriver
General
1 73 (34.76%) Finance
2 13 (6.19%) Banking
2 13 (6.19%) Manufacturing
3 12 (5.71%) Automotive
4 11 (5.24%) Financial Institution
5 6 (2.86%) Marketing
6 5 (2.38%) Retail
7 4 (1.90%) Legal
7 4 (1.90%) Retail Banking
7 4 (1.90%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.48%) Back Office
8 1 (0.48%) Front Office
8 1 (0.48%) Games
Job Titles
1 86 (40.95%) Developer
2 46 (21.90%) Analyst
3 45 (21.43%) SQL Developer
4 29 (13.81%) Applications Support
5 24 (11.43%) DBA
6 21 (10.00%) .NET Developer
7 17 (8.10%) Support Analyst
8 16 (7.62%) SQL DBA
9 15 (7.14%) C# .NET Developer
9 15 (7.14%) C# Developer
9 15 (7.14%) Oracle DBA
9 15 (7.14%) SSIS Developer
10 14 (6.67%) ASP.NET Developer
10 14 (6.67%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 14 (6.67%) SQL Analyst
11 13 (6.19%) Applications Support Analyst
11 13 (6.19%) Java Developer
12 12 (5.71%) Test Analyst
13 11 (5.24%) T-SQL Developer
14 10 (4.76%) J2EE Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (24.29%) .NET
2 37 (17.62%) XML
3 26 (12.38%) HTML
4 25 (11.90%) Web Services
5 21 (10.00%) SOAP
6 19 (9.05%) ASP.NET
7 16 (7.62%) .NET Framework
8 15 (7.14%) ASP.NET MVC
8 15 (7.14%) CSS
9 14 (6.67%) J2EE
10 13 (6.19%) WCF
11 12 (5.71%) Ajax
12 11 (5.24%) Java EE
13 10 (4.76%) HTML5
13 10 (4.76%) jQuery
14 9 (4.29%) WPF
15 8 (3.81%) RESTful
16 7 (3.33%) CSS3
16 7 (3.33%) JPA
16 7 (3.33%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 19 (9.05%) Analytical Skills
1 19 (9.05%) Clustering
2 7 (3.33%) Hedge funds
3 6 (2.86%) Data Extraction
4 5 (2.38%) Data Centre
4 5 (2.38%) Data Integration
5 4 (1.90%) DataPower
5 4 (1.90%) iPad
5 4 (1.90%) Management Information System
5 4 (1.90%) Mobile App
5 4 (1.90%) NHS
5 4 (1.90%) Replication
5 4 (1.90%) User Experience
6 2 (0.95%) Chemistry
6 2 (0.95%) Data Structures
6 2 (0.95%) N-Tier
6 2 (0.95%) Physics
6 2 (0.95%) Reinsurance
6 2 (0.95%) Web 2.0
7 1 (0.48%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 57 (27.14%) Windows
2 24 (11.43%) Unix
3 22 (10.48%) Windows Server
4 18 (8.57%) Linux
5 11 (5.24%) zOS
6 9 (4.29%) Windows Server 2012
7 8 (3.81%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (2.86%) Solaris
9 5 (2.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (1.43%) Windows Server 2003
10 3 (1.43%) Windows Vista
11 2 (0.95%) Windows 7
11 2 (0.95%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (20.48%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (14.76%) Business Intelligence
2 31 (14.76%) ETL
3 25 (11.90%) Performance Tuning
4 21 (10.00%) MVC
5 18 (8.57%) High Availability
6 15 (7.14%) Data Migration
6 15 (7.14%) Migration
7 14 (6.67%) Software Testing
8 12 (5.71%) Scrum
8 12 (5.71%) SDLC
8 12 (5.71%) Test Automation
8 12 (5.71%) Wealth Management
9 11 (5.24%) OO
9 11 (5.24%) SOA
10 10 (4.76%) Change Control
10 10 (4.76%) Data Analysis
10 10 (4.76%) TDD
10 10 (4.76%) Test Scripting
11 7 (3.33%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 35 (16.67%) Java
2 31 (14.76%) PL/SQL
3 29 (13.81%) C#
4 23 (10.95%) T-SQL
5 21 (10.00%) Shell Script
6 16 (7.62%) JavaScript
7 9 (4.29%) C++
8 5 (2.38%) VB.NET
9 3 (1.43%) Python
10 2 (0.95%) SQR
10 2 (0.95%) VB
10 2 (0.95%) VBA
11 1 (0.48%) Groovy
11 1 (0.48%) PHP
11 1 (0.48%) Ruby
11 1 (0.48%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 9 (4.29%) ISEB
1 9 (4.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 7 (3.33%) Degree
3 3 (1.43%) Oracle Certification
4 2 (0.95%) ISTQB
4 2 (0.95%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (0.48%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.48%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.48%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (8.10%) Data Quality
2 10 (4.76%) SLA
3 6 (2.86%) QA
System Software
1 9 (4.29%) Active Directory
2 5 (2.38%) XenApp
3 3 (1.43%) Microsoft App-V
3 3 (1.43%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.95%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.95%) Terminal Server
5 1 (0.48%) Docker
Systems Management
1 14 (6.67%) Data Guard
1 14 (6.67%) Oracle RMAN
2 6 (2.86%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (1.43%) Opsview
4 2 (0.95%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.48%) Ansible
5 1 (0.48%) HAProxy
5 1 (0.48%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 44 (20.95%) Oracle
2 33 (15.71%) Microsoft
3 18 (8.57%) HP
4 9 (4.29%) DevExpress
5 7 (3.33%) IBM
5 7 (3.33%) VMware
6 6 (2.86%) Cisco
6 6 (2.86%) Citrix
7 4 (1.90%) Red Hat
7 4 (1.90%) webMethods
8 3 (1.43%) CA
8 3 (1.43%) Rally
8 3 (1.43%) Software AG
8 3 (1.43%) Splunk
8 3 (1.43%) Teradata
9 2 (0.95%) 3PAR
9 2 (0.95%) FatWire
9 2 (0.95%) Google
9 2 (0.95%) Infor
9 2 (0.95%) Omniture