Period
to 6 April 2020

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 6 April 2020 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
6 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 4 7 6
Rank change year-on-year +3 -1 -1
Contract jobs citing SQL 208 337 423
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East Midlands 14.41% 14.62% 13.97%
As % of the Programming Languages category 42.11% 39.37% 34.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 128 237 270
Median daily rate £380 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.00% +6.67% +11.11%
10th Percentile £280 £263 £247
90th Percentile £523 £550 £489
England median daily rate £463 £450 £438
% change year-on-year +2.78% +2.86% +6.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 8 6
Median hourly rate - £35.50 £14.97
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +137.22% -30.40%
England median hourly rate £27.50 £28.50 £26.89
% change year-on-year -3.51% +6.00% -28.30%

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 494 856 1,220
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 34.23% 37.14% 40.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 289 594 750
Median daily rate £400 £401 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.25% +0.25% +10.34%
10th Percentile £279 £281 £263
90th Percentile £521 £550 £538
England median daily rate £500 £483 £475
% change year-on-year +3.63% +1.58% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 13 19
Median hourly rate £41.63 £35.00 £42.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.94% -16.67% +12.00%
10th Percentile £16.20 £14.36 £13.70
90th Percentile £49.50 £42.00 £47.50
Median hourly rate £40.25 £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year -5.30% +6.25% -

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 6 April 2020.

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 6 April 2020. 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
Job
Vacancies
Nottinghamshire -3 63 £400 - 31
Derbyshire +2 51 £463 +42.31% 8
Leicestershire -3 48 £325 -25.71% 21
Northamptonshire -1 32 £350 -6.67% 17
Lincolnshire +1 7 £348 -18.24% 8
SQL
England

For the 6 months to 6 April 2020, 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 77 (37.02%) Agile Software Development
2 56 (26.92%) DevOps
3 55 (26.44%) .NET
4 54 (25.96%) Microsoft
5 53 (25.48%) SQL Server
6 48 (23.08%) C#
7 44 (21.15%) Power BI
7 44 (21.15%) Power Platform
8 41 (19.71%) Oracle
9 40 (19.23%) Java
9 40 (19.23%) Data Analysis
9 40 (19.23%) Azure
10 38 (18.27%) Business Intelligence
11 35 (16.83%) XML
12 32 (15.38%) JSON
12 32 (15.38%) Security Cleared
13 31 (14.90%) Analytics
14 30 (14.42%) Data Modelling
15 29 (13.94%) Data Warehouse
15 29 (13.94%) SC Cleared
16 28 (13.46%) PL/SQL
17 26 (12.50%) ETL
18 25 (12.02%) T-SQL
18 25 (12.02%) JavaScript
19 24 (11.54%) Degree
19 24 (11.54%) Unix
19 24 (11.54%) CSS
19 24 (11.54%) Visualisation
19 24 (11.54%) Oracle Database
19 24 (11.54%) Data Visualisation

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 16 (7.69%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 4 (1.92%) SharePoint
3 2 (0.96%) Confluence
3 2 (0.96%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.48%) Apache Spark
4 1 (0.48%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (1.92%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.96%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 5 (2.40%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.44%) Eikon
2 3 (1.44%) Oracle 11i
2 3 (1.44%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (1.44%) Oracle ERP
3 2 (0.96%) Hyperion Planning
3 2 (0.96%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.48%) Maximo
4 1 (0.48%) Oracle Retail
4 1 (0.48%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 44 (21.15%) Power Platform
2 40 (19.23%) Azure
3 17 (8.17%) AWS
4 15 (7.21%) Boomi
5 7 (3.37%) Office 365
6 6 (2.88%) Dynamics 365
7 5 (2.40%) Azure Data Factory
7 5 (2.40%) Cloud Computing
8 4 (1.92%) GCP
8 4 (1.92%) Google Compute Engine
8 4 (1.92%) SaaS
9 3 (1.44%) Amazon Neptune
9 3 (1.44%) PowerApps
9 3 (1.44%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 2 (0.96%) Azure ExpressRoute
10 2 (0.96%) IaaS
10 2 (0.96%) PaaS
11 1 (0.48%) Tricentis Tosca
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.88%) DNS
2 5 (2.40%) Firewall
3 4 (1.92%) DHCP
4 3 (1.44%) TCP/IP
5 2 (0.96%) FTP
5 2 (0.96%) MPLS
5 2 (0.96%) NAS
5 2 (0.96%) PBX
5 2 (0.96%) SAN
5 2 (0.96%) Skype
5 2 (0.96%) VoIP
5 2 (0.96%) VPN
5 2 (0.96%) WAN
5 2 (0.96%) Wireless
6 1 (0.48%) 802.15
6 1 (0.48%) IPv6
6 1 (0.48%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (25.48%) SQL Server
2 44 (21.15%) Power BI
3 29 (13.94%) Data Warehouse
4 24 (11.54%) Oracle Database
5 20 (9.62%) Oracle Database 11g
6 19 (9.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 11 (5.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 11 (5.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 8 (3.85%) MySQL
8 8 (3.85%) SQL Server 2014
9 6 (2.88%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
9 6 (2.88%) Azure SQL Database
9 6 (2.88%) NoSQL
9 6 (2.88%) Relational Database
10 5 (2.40%) Oracle Database 10g
10 5 (2.40%) PostgreSQL
10 5 (2.40%) SQL Server 2012
11 4 (1.92%) DB2
12 3 (1.44%) Oracle BI EE
12 3 (1.44%) Oracle Discoverer
Development Applications
1 14 (6.73%) Eclipse
2 13 (6.25%) Visual Studio
3 10 (4.81%) Selenium
4 8 (3.85%) Team Foundation Server
5 6 (2.88%) Cucumber
5 6 (2.88%) Jenkins
6 5 (2.40%) JIRA
7 4 (1.92%) Git (software)
7 4 (1.92%) Maven
8 3 (1.44%) JUnit
9 2 (0.96%) Artifactory
9 2 (0.96%) GitLab
9 2 (0.96%) Oracle APEX
9 2 (0.96%) Postman
9 2 (0.96%) REST Assured
10 1 (0.48%) NetBeans
10 1 (0.48%) ProC
10 1 (0.48%) SoapUI
10 1 (0.48%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 1 (0.48%) Subversion
General
1 22 (10.58%) Finance
1 22 (10.58%) Retail
2 9 (4.33%) Public Sector
3 7 (3.37%) Law
4 5 (2.40%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (0.96%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.48%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.48%) Back Office
6 1 (0.48%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.48%) Marketing
6 1 (0.48%) Police
Job Titles
1 83 (39.90%) Developer
2 30 (14.42%) Analyst
3 25 (12.02%) .NET Developer
4 23 (11.06%) Data Engineer
5 22 (10.58%) C# Developer
6 19 (9.13%) SQL Developer
7 18 (8.65%) C# .NET Developer
8 16 (7.69%) Data Analyst
9 13 (6.25%) Architect
10 12 (5.77%) Business Data Analyst
10 12 (5.77%) DBA
10 12 (5.77%) Technical Engineer
11 10 (4.81%) ASP.NET Developer
11 10 (4.81%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 10 (4.81%) Senior Developer
12 9 (4.33%) Data Visualisation Developer
13 8 (3.85%) Business Intelligence Developer
13 8 (3.85%) Data Warehouse Developer
14 7 (3.37%) HTML Developer
14 7 (3.37%) Power BI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (26.44%) .NET
2 35 (16.83%) XML
3 32 (15.38%) JSON
4 24 (11.54%) CSS
5 23 (11.06%) HTML
5 23 (11.06%) REST
6 22 (10.58%) ASP.NET
6 22 (10.58%) SOAP
7 17 (8.17%) .NET Framework
8 16 (7.69%) jQuery
8 16 (7.69%) XSD
9 15 (7.21%) XSL
10 12 (5.77%) Entity Framework
11 11 (5.29%) ASP.NET Web API
11 11 (5.29%) WCF
12 10 (4.81%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 9 (4.33%) Spring
14 8 (3.85%) .NET Core
14 8 (3.85%) Spring Boot
15 7 (3.37%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 15 (7.21%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (6.25%) Greenfield Project
3 12 (5.77%) Management Information System
4 8 (3.85%) Data Centre
5 7 (3.37%) NHS
6 6 (2.88%) PKI
6 6 (2.88%) Public Cloud
6 6 (2.88%) Self-Motivation
7 4 (1.92%) Cloud Native
8 3 (1.44%) Algorithms
9 2 (0.96%) Client/Server
9 2 (0.96%) EPoS
9 2 (0.96%) Virtual Team
10 1 (0.48%) Clustering
10 1 (0.48%) CMDB
10 1 (0.48%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 24 (11.54%) Unix
2 23 (11.06%) Linux
3 21 (10.10%) Windows
4 15 (7.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 12 (5.77%) Windows Server
6 4 (1.92%) AIX
7 3 (1.44%) HPUX
7 3 (1.44%) Solaris
7 3 (1.44%) Windows 7
7 3 (1.44%) Windows Server 2016
8 1 (0.48%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.48%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.48%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (37.02%) Agile Software Development
2 56 (26.92%) DevOps
3 40 (19.23%) Data Analysis
4 38 (18.27%) Business Intelligence
5 31 (14.90%) Analytics
6 30 (14.42%) Data Modelling
7 26 (12.50%) ETL
8 24 (11.54%) Data Visualisation
8 24 (11.54%) Visualisation
9 23 (11.06%) UML
10 22 (10.58%) Problem-Solving
11 20 (9.62%) Data Architecture
11 20 (9.62%) E-Commerce
12 19 (9.13%) MVC
12 19 (9.13%) Project Delivery
13 18 (8.65%) Test Automation
14 16 (7.69%) SOA
15 15 (7.21%) EAI
16 14 (6.73%) High Availability
16 14 (6.73%) OOA/OOD
Programming Languages
1 48 (23.08%) C#
2 40 (19.23%) Java
3 28 (13.46%) PL/SQL
4 25 (12.02%) JavaScript
4 25 (12.02%) T-SQL
5 20 (9.62%) Shell Script
6 15 (7.21%) XPath
6 15 (7.21%) XQuery
7 12 (5.77%) PowerShell
8 9 (4.33%) Python
9 7 (3.37%) VB
10 4 (1.92%) C
11 2 (0.96%) Bash Shell
11 2 (0.96%) C++
11 2 (0.96%) Perl
11 2 (0.96%) VB6
12 1 (0.48%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
12 1 (0.48%) PHP
12 1 (0.48%) R
12 1 (0.48%) Scala
Qualifications
1 32 (15.38%) Security Cleared
2 29 (13.94%) SC Cleared
3 24 (11.54%) Degree
4 9 (4.33%) BPSS Clearance
5 4 (1.92%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (0.96%) DV Cleared
6 2 (0.96%) ISTQB
6 2 (0.96%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (0.96%) Master's Degree
6 2 (0.96%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.48%) A+ Certification
7 1 (0.48%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (0.48%) DBS Check
7 1 (0.48%) ECDL
7 1 (0.48%) ISEB
7 1 (0.48%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (10.10%) QA
2 3 (1.44%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 2 (0.96%) Data Quality
System Software
1 11 (5.29%) Active Directory
2 8 (3.85%) Docker
3 7 (3.37%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (2.40%) Hyper-V
5 3 (1.44%) Citrix Hypervisor
5 3 (1.44%) Oracle Clusterware
5 3 (1.44%) Oracle RAC
6 2 (0.96%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.48%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 9 (4.33%) Terraform
2 7 (3.37%) Kubernetes
3 3 (1.44%) Data Guard
3 3 (1.44%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 3 (1.44%) Oracle RMAN
3 3 (1.44%) SCCM
4 2 (0.96%) Ansible
4 2 (0.96%) Galera Cluster
5 1 (0.48%) Control-M
5 1 (0.48%) HP ALM
5 1 (0.48%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (0.48%) SCOM
5 1 (0.48%) WSUS
Vendors
1 54 (25.96%) Microsoft
2 41 (19.71%) Oracle
3 22 (10.58%) Cognos
4 16 (7.69%) Dell
5 15 (7.21%) Red Hat
6 12 (5.77%) IBM
7 8 (3.85%) Telerik
8 7 (3.37%) Tableau
8 7 (3.37%) VMware
9 4 (1.92%) Google
10 3 (1.44%) Cisco
10 3 (1.44%) HP
10 3 (1.44%) Sybase
11 2 (0.96%) Citrix
11 2 (0.96%) CommVault
11 2 (0.96%) Hyperion
11 2 (0.96%) IFS
11 2 (0.96%) Informatica
11 2 (0.96%) Percona
11 2 (0.96%) SAP