Period
to 24 January 2022

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands with a requirement for SQL skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SQL over the 6 months to 24 January 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

SQL (Structured Query Language)
England > East Midlands
6 months to
24 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 10 4 6
Rank change year-on-year -6 +2 +2
Contract jobs citing SQL 168 125 254
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East Midlands 11.25% 15.92% 15.02%
As % of the Programming Languages category 37.09% 44.80% 39.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 124 82 146
10th Percentile £273 £251 £280
25th Percentile £320 £287 £313
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £398 £368 £375
Median % change year-on-year +8.16% -2.00% -6.25%
75th Percentile £488 £455 £438
90th Percentile £523 £495 £518
England median daily rate £525 £465 £450
% change year-on-year +12.90% +3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 1
10th Percentile - - -
25th Percentile £20.00 - £10.50
Median hourly rate £21.00 £21.00 £11.00
Median % change year-on-year - +90.91% -71.05%
75th Percentile £22.00 - £11.50
90th Percentile - - -
England median hourly rate £45.50 £26.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year +75.00% - -8.77%

SQL is in the Programming Languages category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
East Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 453 279 636
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 30.34% 35.54% 37.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 364 188 379
10th Percentile £313 £250 £275
25th Percentile £363 £308 £313
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £435 £368 £375
Median % change year-on-year +18.37% -2.00% -7.41%
75th Percentile £500 £438 £450
90th Percentile £550 £513 £532
England median daily rate £550 £480 £488
% change year-on-year +14.58% -1.54% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 6 21
10th Percentile £17.50 £17.00 £16.20
25th Percentile £20.00 £26.06 £16.50
Median hourly rate £21.50 £43.75 £41.63
Median % change year-on-year -50.86% +5.09% +66.52%
75th Percentile £45.00 £47.50 £47.50
90th Percentile £46.67 - £48.75
England median hourly rate £49.00 £42.50 £44.00
% change year-on-year +15.29% -3.41% +4.11%

SQL
Job Vacancy Trend in the East Midlands

Job postings citing SQL as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for SQL in the East Midlands

SQL
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing SQL in the East Midlands.

Daily rate trend for SQL in the East Midlands

SQL
Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing SQL in the East Midlands over the 6 months to 24 January 2022.

Daily rate histogram for SQL in the East Midlands

SQL
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing SQL in the East Midlands.

Hourly rate trend for SQL in the East Midlands

SQL
Contract Job Locations in the East Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL within the East Midlands region over the 6 months to 24 January 2022. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Jobs
Nottinghamshire -6 67 £450 +16.13% 52
Northamptonshire -5 45 £388 +1.24% 23
Leicestershire -12 23 £328 +0.77% 56
Derbyshire +5 21 £350 -17.65% 20
Lincolnshire - 5 £205 - 10
SQL
England

For the 6 months to 24 January 2022, IT contractor jobs citing SQL also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the East Midlands region with a requirement for SQL.

1 51 (30.36%) SQL Server
2 44 (26.19%) Microsoft
3 41 (24.40%) C#
4 40 (23.81%) Agile Software Development
5 39 (23.21%) Azure
6 37 (22.02%) Migration
6 37 (22.02%) Oracle
7 34 (20.24%) .NET
8 32 (19.05%) Social Skills
9 29 (17.26%) ETL
10 28 (16.67%) Windows
11 27 (16.07%) Business Intelligence
11 27 (16.07%) JavaScript
11 27 (16.07%) T-SQL
12 25 (14.88%) Problem-Solving
13 22 (13.10%) Active Directory
13 22 (13.10%) HTML
13 22 (13.10%) DevOps
14 21 (12.50%) Power BI
14 21 (12.50%) Windows Server
14 21 (12.50%) PowerShell
14 21 (12.50%) Power Platform
15 19 (11.31%) Cisco
15 19 (11.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 19 (11.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 18 (10.71%) MVC
17 17 (10.12%) Finance
17 17 (10.12%) ITIL
17 17 (10.12%) CSS
17 17 (10.12%) Data Warehouse

SQL
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East Midlands 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 10 (5.95%) WebSphere
2 9 (5.36%) JBoss
2 9 (5.36%) NetWeaver
3 8 (4.76%) Apache Spark
4 6 (3.57%) SharePoint
5 5 (2.98%) Apache
6 2 (1.19%) SAS
7 1 (0.60%) Apache Synapse
7 1 (0.60%) CMS
7 1 (0.60%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.60%) IBM HTTP Server
7 1 (0.60%) IIS
7 1 (0.60%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.60%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 1 (0.60%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.60%) Umbraco
7 1 (0.60%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 7 (4.17%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (2.98%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (1.19%) Simulink
3 2 (1.19%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.60%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 5 (2.98%) FLEXCUBE
2 2 (1.19%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.19%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (1.19%) Hyperion Planning
3 1 (0.60%) iTrent
3 1 (0.60%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.60%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.60%) PeopleSoft HCM
3 1 (0.60%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 39 (23.21%) Azure
2 21 (12.50%) Power Platform
3 16 (9.52%) Microsoft 365
4 14 (8.33%) SaaS
5 13 (7.74%) AWS
5 13 (7.74%) PaaS
6 12 (7.14%) IaaS
7 9 (5.36%) Azure Cosmos DB
7 9 (5.36%) Azure ExpressRoute
8 5 (2.98%) Azure Data Factory
9 4 (2.38%) Amazon EMR
9 4 (2.38%) Amazon S3
9 4 (2.38%) AWS CloudFormation
9 4 (2.38%) Datadog
9 4 (2.38%) Fivetran
9 4 (2.38%) Snowflake
10 3 (1.79%) Azure Synapse Analytics
11 2 (1.19%) Dynamics 365
11 2 (1.19%) Google Analytics
11 2 (1.19%) Pulumi
Communications & Networking
1 13 (7.74%) DNS
1 13 (7.74%) Firewall
1 13 (7.74%) WAN
2 11 (6.55%) MPLS
3 10 (5.95%) PBX
4 9 (5.36%) DHCP
4 9 (5.36%) SD-WAN
4 9 (5.36%) Skype
4 9 (5.36%) VoIP
4 9 (5.36%) VPN
4 9 (5.36%) Wireless
5 4 (2.38%) SAN
6 1 (0.60%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (0.60%) Cisco IOS
6 1 (0.60%) HTTP
6 1 (0.60%) Internet
6 1 (0.60%) LAN
6 1 (0.60%) MQTT
6 1 (0.60%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (30.36%) SQL Server
2 21 (12.50%) Power BI
3 19 (11.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 19 (11.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 17 (10.12%) Data Warehouse
5 14 (8.33%) Azure SQL Database
5 14 (8.33%) Oracle Database
5 14 (8.33%) Relational Database
6 13 (7.74%) NoSQL
7 12 (7.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 11 (6.55%) MySQL
9 10 (5.95%) DB2
9 10 (5.95%) RDBMS
10 9 (5.36%) SAP HANA
11 8 (4.76%) Data Lake
12 7 (4.17%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 6 (3.57%) Big Data
13 6 (3.57%) Spark SQL
13 6 (3.57%) Tableau
14 5 (2.98%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 11 (6.55%) Selenium
2 8 (4.76%) JUnit
3 5 (2.98%) Postman
4 4 (2.38%) Git (software)
4 4 (2.38%) GitLab
4 4 (2.38%) JMeter
4 4 (2.38%) Mockito
4 4 (2.38%) Visual Studio
5 3 (1.79%) Jenkins
5 3 (1.79%) TeamCity
6 2 (1.19%) Cucumber
6 2 (1.19%) JIRA
6 2 (1.19%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.60%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 1 (0.60%) Vagrant
7 1 (0.60%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 32 (19.05%) Social Skills
2 17 (10.12%) Finance
3 14 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
4 12 (7.14%) Public Sector
5 11 (6.55%) Banking
6 9 (5.36%) Retail
7 6 (3.57%) Automotive
7 6 (3.57%) Documentation Skills
7 6 (3.57%) Law
8 5 (2.98%) Retail Banking
9 2 (1.19%) Billing
9 2 (1.19%) Corporate Banking
9 2 (1.19%) Marketing
9 2 (1.19%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.60%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.60%) Electronics
10 1 (0.60%) Legal
10 1 (0.60%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.60%) Retail Finance
10 1 (0.60%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 55 (32.74%) Developer
2 26 (15.48%) Analyst
3 15 (8.93%) Architect
4 11 (6.55%) DBA
5 10 (5.95%) Solutions Architect
5 10 (5.95%) SQL Developer
6 9 (5.36%) .NET Developer
6 9 (5.36%) Data Engineer
6 9 (5.36%) Designer
6 9 (5.36%) Solutions Designer
6 9 (5.36%) SQL DBA
7 8 (4.76%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 8 (4.76%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 8 (4.76%) Full Stack Developer
8 7 (4.17%) Infrastructure Architect
8 7 (4.17%) Infrastructure Designer
8 7 (4.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 7 (4.17%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
8 7 (4.17%) IT Architect
8 7 (4.17%) IT Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (20.24%) .NET
2 22 (13.10%) HTML
3 17 (10.12%) CSS
4 16 (9.52%) Middleware
5 13 (7.74%) ASP.NET
6 11 (6.55%) jQuery
7 10 (5.95%) React
8 9 (5.36%) .NET Framework
8 9 (5.36%) SAP Basis
9 8 (4.76%) Web Services
10 7 (4.17%) .NET Core
10 7 (4.17%) Ruby on Rails
11 6 (3.57%) AngularJS
12 5 (2.98%) Apache Cordova
12 5 (2.98%) KnockoutJS
12 5 (2.98%) PhoneGap
12 5 (2.98%) XML
13 4 (2.38%) Blazor
13 4 (2.38%) Spring
13 4 (2.38%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 9 (5.36%) PKI
1 9 (5.36%) Public Cloud
2 8 (4.76%) NHS
3 6 (3.57%) Data Structures
3 6 (3.57%) Enterprise Software
3 6 (3.57%) Greenfield Project
4 4 (2.38%) Algorithms
4 4 (2.38%) Replication
5 3 (1.79%) Legacy Systems
6 2 (1.19%) Clustering
6 2 (1.19%) Data Protection Act
6 2 (1.19%) Legacy Code
6 2 (1.19%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.19%) Private Cloud
7 1 (0.60%) Credit Risk
7 1 (0.60%) Data Centre
7 1 (0.60%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.60%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.60%) Reference Data
7 1 (0.60%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 28 (16.67%) Windows
2 21 (12.50%) Windows Server
3 13 (7.74%) Linux
4 11 (6.55%) Unix
5 9 (5.36%) AIX
6 7 (4.17%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (2.98%) Android
7 5 (2.98%) Apple iOS
8 4 (2.38%) Windows Server 2016
9 3 (1.79%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (1.19%) Mac OS
10 2 (1.19%) Windows 10
10 2 (1.19%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.60%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (23.81%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (22.02%) Migration
3 29 (17.26%) ETL
4 27 (16.07%) Business Intelligence
5 25 (14.88%) Problem-Solving
6 22 (13.10%) DevOps
7 18 (10.71%) MVC
8 17 (10.12%) ITIL
9 16 (9.52%) Disaster Recovery
10 15 (8.93%) SDLC
11 14 (8.33%) Full Stack Development
11 14 (8.33%) Root Cause Analysis
11 14 (8.33%) Software Engineering
11 14 (8.33%) Test Automation
12 13 (7.74%) Performance Tuning
12 13 (7.74%) Web Development
13 12 (7.14%) Business Continuity
13 12 (7.14%) Data Protection
13 12 (7.14%) High Availability
13 12 (7.14%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 41 (24.40%) C#
2 27 (16.07%) JavaScript
2 27 (16.07%) T-SQL
3 21 (12.50%) PowerShell
4 15 (8.93%) Java
5 14 (8.33%) PL/SQL
6 10 (5.95%) Python
7 8 (4.76%) TypeScript
8 7 (4.17%) Ruby
9 6 (3.57%) C
9 6 (3.57%) C++
10 4 (2.38%) Java 11
10 4 (2.38%) Java 8
10 4 (2.38%) Scala
11 3 (1.79%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
11 3 (1.79%) Shell Script
11 3 (1.79%) VB
11 3 (1.79%) VB.NET
12 2 (1.19%) Groovy
12 2 (1.19%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 7 (4.17%) Security Cleared
2 6 (3.57%) CCNA
2 6 (3.57%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (2.38%) Degree
4 3 (1.79%) CCNP
4 3 (1.79%) MCSA
4 3 (1.79%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (1.79%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (8.33%) Data Quality
2 11 (6.55%) GDPR
3 9 (5.36%) COBIT
3 9 (5.36%) PCI DSS
3 9 (5.36%) QA
4 1 (0.60%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 22 (13.10%) Active Directory
2 16 (9.52%) Docker
3 9 (5.36%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (4.76%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (1.79%) HDFS
6 2 (1.19%) Apache Flume
7 1 (0.60%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 1 (0.60%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.60%) vSphere
7 1 (0.60%) XenApp
7 1 (0.60%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 16 (9.52%) Kubernetes
2 9 (5.36%) Active Directory Federation Services
3 7 (4.17%) Terraform
4 4 (2.38%) vCenter Server
5 3 (1.79%) Prometheus
6 2 (1.19%) Data Guard
6 2 (1.19%) Grafana
6 2 (1.19%) Oozie
6 2 (1.19%) Puppet
7 1 (0.60%) Ansible
7 1 (0.60%) Hadoop YARN
7 1 (0.60%) Kibana
7 1 (0.60%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.60%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 1 (0.60%) Packer
7 1 (0.60%) SCCM
7 1 (0.60%) SCOM
7 1 (0.60%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 44 (26.19%) Microsoft
2 37 (22.02%) Oracle
3 19 (11.31%) Cisco
4 13 (7.74%) SAP
5 12 (7.14%) VMware
6 11 (6.55%) Citrix
7 9 (5.36%) Red Hat
7 9 (5.36%) Software AG
8 7 (4.17%) Databricks
9 6 (3.57%) HP
10 5 (2.98%) Veeam
11 3 (1.79%) Google
11 3 (1.79%) IBM
11 3 (1.79%) Informatica
11 3 (1.79%) SolarWinds
12 2 (1.19%) Commvault
12 2 (1.19%) Hyperion
12 2 (1.19%) Teradata
13 1 (0.60%) Ivanti
13 1 (0.60%) Pega