The table below looks at the statistics for SQL skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SQL over the 3 months to 1 July 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
1 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Structured Query Language (SQL)
Rank 8 7 7
Rank change year-on-year
-1 0
Contract jobs citing SQL 1139 1259 1070
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 12.80% 13.38% 11.72%
As % of the Programming Languages category 36.41% 39.06% 35.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 735 777 603
Median daily rate £388 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £340 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.61% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 22 27
Median hourly rate £40.00 £22.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+77.77% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.80 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.50 £40.00 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £23.30 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+39.48% -23.60%
SQL
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 South East region.

Programming Languages Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
3128 3223 2988
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 35.15% 34.24% 32.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 1936 2011 1643
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £480 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 123 85 102
Median hourly rate £42.00 £39.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.32% -1.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £22.50 £19.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £54.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £37.45 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+0.13% +4.02%

SQL
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

SQL Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

SQL
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

SQL Daily Rate Trend in the South East

SQL
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SQL across the South East region over the 3 months to 1 July 2016.

SQL Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

SQL
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

SQL Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

SQL
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SQL across the South East region over the 3 months to 1 July 2016.

SQL Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

SQL
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL within the South East region over the 3 months to 1 July 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
Hampshire +3 306 £359 +7.16% 107
Berkshire +2 231 £400 +14.28% 79
Surrey -5 196 £425 +18.46% 72
Buckinghamshire -8 102 £365 +4.28% 45
Oxfordshire 0 97 £375 -6.25% 52
West Sussex -10 69 £413 +22.22% 27
Kent +5 54 £375 +11.11% 26
Middlesex -3 28 £360 +2.85% 3
East Sussex -16 20 £500 +47.05% 31
Sussex +4 6 £238 -32.14% 1
Isle of Wight +1 3 £263 -47.50%
M4 Corridor -7 2 - -
Home Counties +2 1 £300 -
SQL
England

SQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 South East region with a requirement for SQL.

1 727 (31.46%) Oracle
2 710 (30.72%) SQL Server
3 521 (22.54%) Agile Software Development
4 487 (21.07%) Microsoft
5 472 (20.42%) Java
6 457 (19.77%) .NET
7 439 (19.00%) Windows
8 404 (17.48%) C#
9 391 (16.92%) JavaScript
10 353 (15.27%) Finance
11 352 (15.23%) Linux
12 348 (15.06%) XML
13 329 (14.24%) Security Cleared
14 321 (13.89%) HTML
15 297 (12.85%) PL/SQL
16 286 (12.38%) Unix
17 264 (11.42%) T-SQL
18 262 (11.34%) MS Excel
19 252 (10.90%) Oracle Database
20 249 (10.77%) Active Directory
21 248 (10.73%) Business Intelligence
22 246 (10.64%) CSS
23 243 (10.51%) Web Services
24 232 (10.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
24 232 (10.04%) SC Cleared
25 223 (9.65%) Data Warehouse
26 222 (9.61%) jQuery
27 220 (9.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
28 219 (9.48%) VMware
29 199 (8.61%) MVC

SQL
Top Related IT Skills in the South East 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
1 138 (5.97%) IIS
2 132 (5.71%) SharePoint
3 72 (3.12%) SAS
4 65 (2.81%) JBoss
5 63 (2.73%) Apache
6 55 (2.38%) Tomcat
7 53 (2.29%) MS Exchange
7 53 (2.29%) WebLogic
8 34 (1.47%) CMS
9 32 (1.38%) Confluence
10 27 (1.17%) BizTalk Server
11 26 (1.13%) WebSphere
12 22 (0.95%) Skype for Business
13 20 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2010
14 19 (0.82%) Apache Spark
14 19 (0.82%) WordPress
15 15 (0.65%) OpenStack
15 15 (0.65%) SharePoint 2013
16 13 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2013
17 12 (0.52%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 262 (11.34%) MS Excel
2 107 (4.63%) MS Office
3 35 (1.51%) MS PowerPoint
4 29 (1.25%) MS Visio
5 15 (0.65%) MS Project
6 10 (0.43%) Photoshop
7 7 (0.30%) Spreadsheet
7 7 (0.30%) SPSS
8 1 (0.043%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.043%) GIMP
8 1 (0.043%) InfoPath
8 1 (0.043%) LaTeX
Business Applications
1 43 (1.86%) Dynamics CRM
2 19 (0.82%) Remedy ITSM
3 10 (0.43%) Oracle EBS R12
3 10 (0.43%) Oracle Receivables
4 9 (0.39%) Oracle ERP
4 9 (0.39%) Unit4 Business World
5 8 (0.35%) Oracle EBS
6 7 (0.30%) HFM
7 6 (0.26%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 5 (0.22%) Oracle Payables
8 5 (0.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 5 (0.22%) SystmOne
9 4 (0.17%) Dynamics AX
9 4 (0.17%) Primavera
9 4 (0.17%) Remedy AR System
9 4 (0.17%) SAP Business ByDesign
10 3 (0.13%) BusinessWorks
10 3 (0.13%) Oracle Applications
10 3 (0.13%) SAP CRM
10 3 (0.13%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 137 (5.93%) Microsoft Azure
2 62 (2.68%) Amazon AWS
3 28 (1.21%) PaaS
4 27 (1.17%) IaaS
5 25 (1.08%) Azure Active Directory
5 25 (1.08%) Office 365
6 13 (0.56%) Cloud Computing
7 12 (0.52%) SaaS
8 7 (0.30%) Bluemix
8 7 (0.30%) Boomi
8 7 (0.30%) OpenShift
8 7 (0.30%) SuccessFactors
9 6 (0.26%) Amazon EC2
9 6 (0.26%) Azure Machine Learning
9 6 (0.26%) Google Play
10 4 (0.17%) GitHub
11 3 (0.13%) Scribe Online
12 2 (0.087%) Amazon S3
12 2 (0.087%) Amazon SQS
12 2 (0.087%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 114 (4.93%) DNS
2 98 (4.24%) SAN
3 82 (3.55%) Firewall
4 62 (2.68%) DHCP
5 56 (2.42%) HTTP
6 51 (2.21%) LDAP
7 44 (1.90%) WAN
8 40 (1.73%) LAN
9 26 (1.13%) DVB
10 25 (1.08%) TCP/IP
11 24 (1.04%) Internet
12 20 (0.87%) VLAN
12 20 (0.87%) VPN
13 18 (0.78%) Intranet
13 18 (0.78%) Network Security
14 17 (0.74%) SNMP
15 15 (0.65%) SMTP
16 13 (0.56%) SSL
17 12 (0.52%) IPv6
17 12 (0.52%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 710 (30.72%) SQL Server
2 252 (10.90%) Oracle Database
3 232 (10.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 223 (9.65%) Data Warehouse
5 220 (9.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 120 (5.19%) SQL Server 2008
7 110 (4.76%) Relational Database
8 107 (4.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 102 (4.41%) Oracle Database 11g
10 94 (4.07%) SQL Server 2012
11 83 (3.59%) MySQL
12 74 (3.20%) NoSQL
13 68 (2.94%) MS Access
14 65 (2.81%) BusinessObjects
15 64 (2.77%) Oracle Database 10g
16 58 (2.51%) Oracle Reports
17 53 (2.29%) PostgreSQL
18 52 (2.25%) Hadoop
19 51 (2.21%) SQL Server 2014
20 47 (2.03%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 142 (6.14%) Visual Studio
2 132 (5.71%) Git (software)
3 119 (5.15%) Team Foundation Server
4 118 (5.11%) Subversion
5 94 (4.07%) JIRA
6 91 (3.94%) JUnit
7 82 (3.55%) Maven
8 77 (3.33%) Jenkins
9 76 (3.29%) Selenium
10 59 (2.55%) Cucumber
11 58 (2.51%) SoapUI
12 53 (2.29%) Oracle Forms
13 51 (2.21%) Eclipse
14 31 (1.34%) Ant
14 31 (1.34%) Oracle APEX
15 30 (1.30%) HP UFT
15 30 (1.30%) Mockito
15 30 (1.30%) Talend Open Studio
16 27 (1.17%) TeamCity
17 26 (1.13%) SpecFlow
General
1 353 (15.27%) Finance
2 92 (3.98%) Telecoms
3 88 (3.81%) Banking
4 54 (2.34%) Retail
5 46 (1.99%) Marketing
6 21 (0.91%) Back Office
7 19 (0.82%) Advertising
8 18 (0.78%) Manufacturing
9 17 (0.74%) Investment Banking
10 16 (0.69%) Military
11 14 (0.61%) Publishing
12 12 (0.52%) Retail Banking
13 11 (0.48%) French Language
13 11 (0.48%) Front Office
13 11 (0.48%) German Language
14 10 (0.43%) Automotive
15 6 (0.26%) Electronics
15 6 (0.26%) Financial Institution
15 6 (0.26%) General Ledger
15 6 (0.26%) Law
Job Titles
1 935 (40.46%) Developer
2 471 (20.38%) Analyst
3 272 (11.77%) SQL Developer
4 173 (7.49%) .NET Developer
5 162 (7.01%) Java Developer
6 140 (6.06%) Oracle Developer
7 139 (6.01%) C# Developer
8 113 (4.89%) Data Analyst
9 112 (4.85%) SQL Analyst
10 108 (4.67%) Test Analyst
11 106 (4.59%) DBA
12 95 (4.11%) C# .NET Developer
13 94 (4.07%) Consultant
14 88 (3.81%) Architect
15 83 (3.59%) Support Engineer
16 78 (3.38%) SQL DBA
17 75 (3.25%) Business Analyst
18 71 (3.07%) Administrator
19 67 (2.90%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
20 65 (2.81%) PL/SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 457 (19.77%) .NET
2 348 (15.06%) XML
3 321 (13.89%) HTML
4 246 (10.64%) CSS
5 243 (10.51%) Web Services
6 222 (9.61%) jQuery
7 195 (8.44%) ASP.NET
8 146 (6.32%) SOAP
9 139 (6.01%) HTML5
10 123 (5.32%) REST
11 109 (4.72%) .NET Framework
12 104 (4.50%) Spring
13 95 (4.11%) ASP.NET MVC
14 89 (3.85%) AngularJS
15 79 (3.42%) ASP.NET Web API
16 73 (3.16%) Entity Framework
17 72 (3.12%) WCF
18 70 (3.03%) JSP
19 59 (2.55%) JSON
20 56 (2.42%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 160 (6.92%) Analytical Skills
2 82 (3.55%) Data Centre
3 75 (3.25%) Clustering
4 74 (3.20%) Computer Science
5 65 (2.81%) Management Information System
6 52 (2.25%) Replication
7 40 (1.73%) Enterprise Software
8 32 (1.38%) NHS
8 32 (1.38%) Statistics
9 30 (1.30%) STB
10 29 (1.25%) Mobile App
11 28 (1.21%) Data Integration
11 28 (1.21%) Mathematics
11 28 (1.21%) Smart Meter
12 26 (1.13%) Digital TV
13 25 (1.08%) MPEG
14 24 (1.04%) AS400
15 22 (0.95%) iSeries
16 21 (0.91%) Algorithms
17 18 (0.78%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 439 (19.00%) Windows
2 352 (15.23%) Linux
3 286 (12.38%) Unix
4 185 (8.01%) Windows Server
5 156 (6.75%) Windows Server 2008
6 95 (4.11%) Windows Server 2012
7 70 (3.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 63 (2.73%) Windows Server 2003
9 47 (2.03%) Windows 7
10 38 (1.64%) Solaris
11 31 (1.34%) Android
12 25 (1.08%) Apple iOS
13 22 (0.95%) VMS
14 21 (0.91%) CentOS
15 19 (0.82%) AIX
15 19 (0.82%) Windows XP
16 12 (0.52%) Windows 10
17 11 (0.48%) Ubuntu
17 11 (0.48%) zOS
18 10 (0.43%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 521 (22.54%) Agile Software Development
2 248 (10.73%) Business Intelligence
3 199 (8.61%) MVC
4 197 (8.52%) Scrum
5 190 (8.22%) ETL
6 183 (7.92%) Migration
7 170 (7.36%) ITIL
8 138 (5.97%) Web Development
9 136 (5.88%) TDD
10 129 (5.58%) SDLC
11 128 (5.54%) CRM
12 125 (5.41%) Software Engineering
13 123 (5.32%) Data Analysis
14 116 (5.02%) Continuous Integration
15 115 (4.98%) Waterfall
16 108 (4.67%) Data Modelling
17 100 (4.33%) Project Management
18 95 (4.11%) Data Migration
19 89 (3.85%) Business Analysis
20 87 (3.76%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 472 (20.42%) Java
2 404 (17.48%) C#
3 391 (16.92%) JavaScript
4 297 (12.85%) PL/SQL
5 264 (11.42%) T-SQL
6 168 (7.27%) PowerShell
7 138 (5.97%) VB
8 98 (4.24%) Python
9 96 (4.15%) C
10 95 (4.11%) Perl
10 95 (4.11%) Shell Script
11 90 (3.89%) C++
12 88 (3.81%) PHP
13 62 (2.68%) VB.NET
14 58 (2.51%) VBScript
15 50 (2.16%) Bash Shell
16 46 (1.99%) VBA
17 41 (1.77%) Ruby
18 32 (1.38%) VB6
19 29 (1.25%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 329 (14.24%) Security Cleared
2 232 (10.04%) SC Cleared
3 150 (6.49%) Degree
4 77 (3.33%) DV Cleared
5 62 (2.68%) ISTQB
6 59 (2.55%) Microsoft Certification
7 57 (2.47%) ISEB
8 30 (1.30%) MCSE
9 26 (1.13%) Cisco Certification
10 22 (0.95%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 21 (0.91%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 21 (0.91%) MCTS
12 19 (0.82%) CCNA
12 19 (0.82%) MCITP
13 13 (0.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 9 (0.39%) ITIL Certification
15 8 (0.35%) CCNP
15 8 (0.35%) MCP
15 8 (0.35%) Oracle Certification
16 7 (0.30%) OCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 106 (4.59%) QA
2 67 (2.90%) Data Quality
3 51 (2.21%) SLA
4 9 (0.39%) Disclosure Scotland
5 7 (0.30%) JSP 440
6 5 (0.22%) Solvency II
7 4 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (0.087%) COBIT
8 2 (0.087%) ISO 9000
8 2 (0.087%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 2 (0.087%) SDET
9 1 (0.043%) HL7
9 1 (0.043%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 249 (10.77%) Active Directory
2 116 (5.02%) VMware Infrastructure
3 55 (2.38%) Hyper-V
4 36 (1.56%) Virtual Machines
5 34 (1.47%) VMware ESX
6 32 (1.38%) vSphere
7 28 (1.21%) Docker
8 27 (1.17%) XenApp
9 25 (1.08%) VMware ESXi
10 20 (0.87%) Oracle RAC
11 18 (0.78%) Terminal Services
12 9 (0.39%) XenServer
13 6 (0.26%) Virtual Desktop
14 5 (0.22%) Apache Flume
15 4 (0.17%) Citrix Presentation Server
15 4 (0.17%) Xen
16 2 (0.087%) BitLocker
16 2 (0.087%) Forefront TMG
16 2 (0.087%) HDFS
16 2 (0.087%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 59 (2.55%) SCOM
2 55 (2.38%) SCCM
3 52 (2.25%) HP Quality Center
4 47 (2.03%) Puppet
5 34 (1.47%) Opscode Chef
6 32 (1.38%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 30 (1.30%) Tivoli
8 28 (1.21%) Ansible
9 23 (1.00%) Netcool
10 21 (0.91%) NetBackup
11 19 (0.82%) Microsoft Clustering
12 17 (0.74%) Failover Clustering
13 16 (0.69%) WSUS
14 14 (0.61%) Data Guard
15 13 (0.56%) Oracle RMAN
15 13 (0.56%) Simpana
16 10 (0.43%) Tivoli Storage Manager
16 10 (0.43%) Veritas Storage Foundation
17 8 (0.35%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
17 8 (0.35%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 727 (31.46%) Oracle
2 487 (21.07%) Microsoft
3 219 (9.48%) VMware
4 140 (6.06%) HP
5 100 (4.33%) Citrix
6 89 (3.85%) IBM
7 76 (3.29%) SAP
8 63 (2.73%) Cisco
9 57 (2.47%) Red Hat
10 45 (1.95%) Remedy
11 41 (1.77%) Informatica
12 32 (1.38%) EMC
13 30 (1.30%) Talend
14 28 (1.21%) Intel Security
15 27 (1.17%) Veritas
16 25 (1.08%) Dell
17 24 (1.04%) F5
17 24 (1.04%) Sitecore
18 23 (1.00%) CommVault
19 21 (0.91%) Cognos
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
Worthing, West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: 300 p/day
Posted: 3 days ago
Havant, Hampshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Rate: £40 - £45 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Brighton, East Sussex
IT Executive Ltd
Rate: £120 - £160 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Weybridge, Surrey
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £450 - £510 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Didcot, Oxfordshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £350 - £425 per day + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Surrey
Edward Carter Solutions
Rate: Excellent
Posted: 17 hours ago
Portsmouth
aap3
Rate: £0.00 per annum + Attractive
Posted: Yesterday
Buckinghamshire
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £280 - £325 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Kidlington, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £450 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
LA International
Rate: £100 - £140 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
Surrey
Annapurna HR
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £450 - £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Southampton
CPS Group Limited
Rate: £300 - £340 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Slough, Berkshire
TD Group
Rate: From £300 to £325 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Staines, Middlesex
Austin Fraser
Rate: £250 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Berkshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £340 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
AAP3
Rate: Attractive
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Informatiq Consulting
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £275 - £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Hampshire
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
South East
Parallel Consulting
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Hampshire
Edward Carter Solutions
Rate: Excellent
Posted: 11 days ago
Winchester
Spectrum IT
Rate: negotiable
Posted: 16 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £180 - £200 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Hampshire
Edward Carter Solutions
Rate: £350 - £380 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
Hampshire
Revolution Technology
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 23 days ago