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 3 months to 29 March 2017 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
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 5 7 6
Rank change year-on-year +2 -1  
Contract jobs citing SQL 230 197 239
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 15.20% 11.95% 14.38%
As % of the Programming Languages category 35.38% 40.53% 40.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 152 122 127
Median daily rate £325 £338 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.70% +2.27%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £167 £211 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £449 £438 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £365 £350
% change year-on-year -0.68% +4.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 8
Median hourly rate £21.50 £19.00 £26.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.15% -27.61%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.58 £14.20 £20.94
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £40.00 £42.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £24.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +63.26% -18.33%  

SQL is in the programming language skills category. The next 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 programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
East Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 650 486 586
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands 42.96% 29.49% 35.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 418 308 350
Median daily rate £350 £325 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% -7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 10 14
Median hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.28% +16.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.10 £11.00 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £40.00 £39.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +3.75% +11.11%  

SQL
Job Vacancy Trend in the East Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East Midlands citing SQL as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Programming Languages category.

Job vacancy trend for SQL in the East Midlands

SQL
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL in the East Midlands

SQL
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL in the East Midlands over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SQL in the East Midlands

SQL
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL in the East Midlands

SQL
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL in the East Midlands over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 3 months to 29 March 2017. 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 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
Nottinghamshire +3 72 £331 +1.92% 39
Northamptonshire -2 46 £338 -12.90% 19
Leicestershire -2 44 £320 +16.36% 31
Derbyshire +13 34 £165 -54.48% 16
Lincolnshire +2 10 £395 +116.43% 4
SQL
England

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, 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 East Midlands region with a requirement for SQL.

1 134 (30.11%) SQL Server
2 128 (28.76%) Oracle
3 118 (26.52%) .NET
4 110 (24.72%) Microsoft
5 106 (23.82%) C#
6 91 (20.45%) Agile Software Development
7 84 (18.88%) PL/SQL
8 82 (18.43%) JavaScript
9 75 (16.85%) Finance
9 75 (16.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 74 (16.63%) Business Intelligence
11 64 (14.38%) HTML
12 62 (13.93%) Java
13 61 (13.71%) ETL
14 60 (13.48%) Web Services
14 60 (13.48%) Windows
14 60 (13.48%) Oracle Database
15 57 (12.81%) Unix
16 55 (12.36%) Analytical Skills
17 53 (11.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 52 (11.69%) XML
18 52 (11.69%) ASP.NET
18 52 (11.69%) Data Warehouse
19 49 (11.01%) MS Excel
20 46 (10.34%) Linux
20 46 (10.34%) MVC
21 45 (10.11%) Migration
21 45 (10.11%) CSS
22 44 (9.89%) T-SQL
23 43 (9.66%) Analytics

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 15 (3.37%) Apache Spark
2 9 (2.02%) SharePoint
3 8 (1.80%) JBoss
4 7 (1.57%) IIS
4 7 (1.57%) Oracle Workflow
4 7 (1.57%) SAS
5 6 (1.35%) Apache
6 5 (1.12%) Tomcat
7 4 (0.90%) CMS
7 4 (0.90%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 3 (0.67%) MS Exchange
8 3 (0.67%) SharePoint 2013
8 3 (0.67%) WebLogic
8 3 (0.67%) WebSphere
9 2 (0.45%) Apache Pig
9 2 (0.45%) BizTalk Server
9 2 (0.45%) K2 blackpearl
9 2 (0.45%) Skype for Business
9 2 (0.45%) Umbraco
10 1 (0.22%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 49 (11.01%) MS Excel
2 28 (6.29%) MS Office
3 12 (2.70%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (0.90%) MS Project
4 4 (0.90%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.67%) SPSS
6 1 (0.22%) Weka
Business Applications
1 18 (4.04%) Oracle 11i
2 12 (2.70%) Oracle Applications
3 7 (1.57%) Demantra
3 7 (1.57%) SnowdropKCS
4 6 (1.35%) Dynamics CRM
5 5 (1.12%) WebTrends
6 2 (0.45%) Dynamics NAV
6 2 (0.45%) Unit4 Business World
7 1 (0.22%) BusinessWorks
7 1 (0.22%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.22%) Oracle BPM
7 1 (0.22%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (0.22%) Oracle EBS R12
7 1 (0.22%) Oracle Financials
7 1 (0.22%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 22 (4.94%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (2.70%) PaaS
3 10 (2.25%) IaaS
4 8 (1.80%) Azure Machine Learning
5 6 (1.35%) Amazon AWS
6 5 (1.12%) Adobe Analytics
6 5 (1.12%) Office 365
6 5 (1.12%) SaaS
7 3 (0.67%) Boomi
8 1 (0.22%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.12%) TCP/IP
2 4 (0.90%) Internet
2 4 (0.90%) SAN
2 4 (0.90%) WAN
3 3 (0.67%) Firewall
3 3 (0.67%) FTP
3 3 (0.67%) LAN
4 2 (0.45%) VLAN
5 1 (0.22%) DNS
5 1 (0.22%) HTTP
5 1 (0.22%) Intranet
5 1 (0.22%) NAS
5 1 (0.22%) Profibus
5 1 (0.22%) Unified Communications
5 1 (0.22%) VoIP
5 1 (0.22%) VPN
5 1 (0.22%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 134 (30.11%) SQL Server
2 75 (16.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 60 (13.48%) Oracle Database
4 53 (11.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 52 (11.69%) Data Warehouse
6 41 (9.21%) Oracle Database 10g
7 38 (8.54%) Relational Database
8 37 (8.31%) SQL Server 2012
9 29 (6.52%) Power BI
10 28 (6.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 27 (6.07%) Oracle Database 11g
12 23 (5.17%) SQL Server 2008
13 22 (4.94%) SQL Server 2005
14 20 (4.49%) Oracle Reports
15 16 (3.60%) Big Data
15 16 (3.60%) DB2
15 16 (3.60%) MongoDB
16 12 (2.70%) Crystal Reports
17 10 (2.25%) DB2 UDB
17 10 (2.25%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 25 (5.62%) Git (software)
1 25 (5.62%) Maven
2 21 (4.72%) Eclipse
3 18 (4.04%) JIRA
3 18 (4.04%) Team Foundation Server
4 16 (3.60%) Jenkins
5 15 (3.37%) Subversion
6 14 (3.15%) Visual Studio
7 12 (2.70%) Oracle Forms
8 11 (2.47%) SoapUI
9 10 (2.25%) Ant
9 10 (2.25%) IntelliJ
9 10 (2.25%) JUnit
9 10 (2.25%) Selenium
10 8 (1.80%) Gradle
10 8 (1.80%) JMeter
11 7 (1.57%) JProfiler
12 6 (1.35%) TeamCity
13 5 (1.12%) Hudson
13 5 (1.12%) NUnit
General
1 75 (16.85%) Finance
2 32 (7.19%) Manufacturing
2 32 (7.19%) Retail
3 29 (6.52%) Banking
4 17 (3.82%) Marketing
5 12 (2.70%) Publishing
6 11 (2.47%) Advertising
7 9 (2.02%) Billing
8 6 (1.35%) Aerospace
9 5 (1.12%) Legal
10 4 (0.90%) Financial Institution
10 4 (0.90%) Multimedia
11 2 (0.45%) Back Office
11 2 (0.45%) Corporate Banking
11 2 (0.45%) Telecoms
12 1 (0.22%) Front Office
12 1 (0.22%) Games
12 1 (0.22%) Investment Banking
12 1 (0.22%) Law
12 1 (0.22%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 214 (48.09%) Developer
2 108 (24.27%) Analyst
3 46 (10.34%) SQL Developer
4 39 (8.76%) Java Developer
5 36 (8.09%) C# Developer
6 32 (7.19%) .NET Developer
7 31 (6.97%) Support Analyst
8 30 (6.74%) Applications Support
9 26 (5.84%) Test Analyst
10 24 (5.39%) Data Analyst
11 23 (5.17%) ETL Developer
11 23 (5.17%) SQL Analyst
12 22 (4.94%) Applications Support Analyst
12 22 (4.94%) Architect
13 20 (4.49%) C# .NET Developer
14 19 (4.27%) ASP.NET Developer
14 19 (4.27%) DBA
14 19 (4.27%) Oracle Developer
15 17 (3.82%) Business Intelligence Developer
15 17 (3.82%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 118 (26.52%) .NET
2 64 (14.38%) HTML
3 60 (13.48%) Web Services
4 52 (11.69%) ASP.NET
4 52 (11.69%) XML
5 45 (10.11%) CSS
6 41 (9.21%) jQuery
7 37 (8.31%) Spring
8 36 (8.09%) SOAP
9 32 (7.19%) J2EE
10 30 (6.74%) Hibernate
11 26 (5.84%) XSLT
12 23 (5.17%) JSON
13 22 (4.94%) WPF
14 21 (4.72%) WCF
15 18 (4.04%) ASP.NET MVC
16 17 (3.82%) HTML5
17 16 (3.60%) AngularJS
18 15 (3.37%) REST
19 14 (3.15%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 55 (12.36%) Analytical Skills
2 25 (5.62%) Mainframe
3 9 (2.02%) Computer Science
4 7 (1.57%) Management Information System
4 7 (1.57%) Smart Meter
5 6 (1.35%) Data Structures
5 6 (1.35%) User Experience
6 4 (0.90%) Credit Risk
7 3 (0.67%) Algorithms
7 3 (0.67%) NHS
8 2 (0.45%) AS400
8 2 (0.45%) Clustering
8 2 (0.45%) Fat Client
8 2 (0.45%) iPad
8 2 (0.45%) iPhone
8 2 (0.45%) iSeries
8 2 (0.45%) Mobile App
8 2 (0.45%) Thin Client
8 2 (0.45%) Virtual Team
9 1 (0.22%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 60 (13.48%) Windows
2 57 (12.81%) Unix
3 46 (10.34%) Linux
4 18 (4.04%) Windows Server 2008
5 15 (3.37%) Windows 7
6 14 (3.15%) Windows Server 2003
7 13 (2.92%) HPUX
7 13 (2.92%) Windows Server 2012
8 9 (2.02%) Windows Server
9 7 (1.57%) Android
9 7 (1.57%) Apple iOS
10 5 (1.12%) VMS
11 4 (0.90%) Windows Mobile
12 3 (0.67%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.22%) AIX
13 1 (0.22%) Gentoo
13 1 (0.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.22%) Solaris
13 1 (0.22%) Windows 10
13 1 (0.22%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 91 (20.45%) Agile Software Development
2 74 (16.63%) Business Intelligence
3 61 (13.71%) ETL
4 46 (10.34%) MVC
5 45 (10.11%) Migration
6 43 (9.66%) Analytics
7 36 (8.09%) Data Modelling
8 31 (6.97%) Unit Testing
9 30 (6.74%) ITIL
10 28 (6.29%) Data Migration
10 28 (6.29%) E-Commerce
10 28 (6.29%) Scrum
11 25 (5.62%) CRM
12 24 (5.39%) Data Management
13 23 (5.17%) Business Analysis
14 21 (4.72%) Mentoring
14 21 (4.72%) TDD
15 18 (4.04%) Performance Tuning
15 18 (4.04%) User Acceptance Testing
15 18 (4.04%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 106 (23.82%) C#
2 84 (18.88%) PL/SQL
3 82 (18.43%) JavaScript
4 62 (13.93%) Java
5 44 (9.89%) T-SQL
6 30 (6.74%) VB.NET
7 28 (6.29%) Python
8 25 (5.62%) Shell Script
9 21 (4.72%) VBA
10 14 (3.15%) C
11 13 (2.92%) PowerShell
12 9 (2.02%) R
13 8 (1.80%) Scala
14 6 (1.35%) VB
15 4 (0.90%) COBOL
15 4 (0.90%) RPG
16 3 (0.67%) C++
16 3 (0.67%) MATLAB
16 3 (0.67%) PHP
16 3 (0.67%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 33 (7.42%) Degree
2 14 (3.15%) Security Cleared
3 10 (2.25%) ITIL Certification
4 9 (2.02%) ISTQB
4 9 (2.02%) SC Cleared
5 6 (1.35%) ISEB
6 4 (0.90%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 4 (0.90%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (0.45%) Sun Certification
8 1 (0.22%) Citrix Certification
8 1 (0.22%) MCDBA
8 1 (0.22%) MCITP
8 1 (0.22%) MCP
8 1 (0.22%) MCSD
8 1 (0.22%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (5.62%) QA
2 13 (2.92%) ISO 9001
3 5 (1.12%) Data Quality
3 5 (1.12%) TickIT
4 1 (0.22%) HL7
4 1 (0.22%) IFRS
4 1 (0.22%) IFRS 9
4 1 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.22%) SDET
4 1 (0.22%) SLA
System Software
1 18 (4.04%) Active Directory
2 8 (1.80%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.45%) VMware Server
4 1 (0.22%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.22%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (0.22%) Terminal Server
4 1 (0.22%) XenApp
4 1 (0.22%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 7 (1.57%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (1.35%) SCCM
3 3 (0.67%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.22%) Data Guard
4 1 (0.22%) Kibana
4 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (0.22%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 1 (0.22%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 1 (0.22%) Oracle RMAN
4 1 (0.22%) SCOM
Vendors
1 128 (28.76%) Oracle
2 110 (24.72%) Microsoft
3 19 (4.27%) Informatica
4 16 (3.60%) VMware
5 10 (2.25%) Perforce
6 7 (1.57%) Tableau
7 6 (1.35%) Brio
7 6 (1.35%) Cognos
7 6 (1.35%) MicroStrategy
7 6 (1.35%) NetApp
7 6 (1.35%) Omniture
8 5 (1.12%) Coremetrics
8 5 (1.12%) SAP
8 5 (1.12%) Talend
8 5 (1.12%) Xamarin
9 4 (0.90%) HP
9 4 (0.90%) MuleSoft
10 3 (0.67%) Citrix
10 3 (0.67%) Dell
10 3 (0.67%) RedPrairie
Derbyshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £250 - £300 per day, Benefits Remote working
Posted: 2 days ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Uniting Ambition
Rate: £300 - 320 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £380 - £440 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Leicestershire
Ampersand Consulting
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Scunthorpe, South Humberside
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £250 - £275 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Experis Ltd
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 5 days ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Experis Ltd
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 5 days ago
Derby, Derbyshire
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £500.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Derby
IBS Consulting
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
Leicestershire
Ampersand Consulting
Rate: £250 - £350 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago