Period
to 4 December 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 4 December 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
4 Dec 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 4 5 7
Rank change year-on-year +1 +2 0
Contract jobs citing SQL 112 271 358
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East Midlands 15.14% 14.82% 13.47%
As % of the Programming Languages category 40.58% 40.27% 35.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 175 229
Median daily rate £368 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.13% +3.23% +6.90%
10th Percentile £245 £290 £269
90th Percentile £495 £538 £540
England median daily rate £465 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +3.30% - +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 12
Median hourly rate - £35.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -12.50% +30.83%
England median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year - +18.64% +9.26%

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 276 673 1,023
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 37.30% 36.82% 38.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 171 413 702
Median daily rate £350 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.50% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £238 £275 £300
90th Percentile £513 £550 £550
England median daily rate £485 £488 £475
% change year-on-year -0.51% +2.63% +2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 25 17
Median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £30.60 £16.20 £14.18
90th Percentile £47.50 £48.25 £49.25
Median hourly rate £37.93 £43.50 £42.19
% change year-on-year -12.82% +3.11% +5.48%

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 4 December 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 4 December 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 +4 38 £400 -5.88% 33
Leicestershire -3 30 £400 +8.11% 17
Northamptonshire +1 29 £360 -4.00% 24
Derbyshire -16 6 £450 +5.88% 19
SQL
England

For the 6 months to 4 December 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 41 (36.61%) SQL Server
1 41 (36.61%) Business Intelligence
1 41 (36.61%) Microsoft
2 36 (32.14%) Agile Software Development
3 35 (31.25%) Azure
4 28 (25.00%) ETL
4 28 (25.00%) Power BI
4 28 (25.00%) Power Platform
5 27 (24.11%) Analytics
6 24 (21.43%) .NET
7 21 (18.75%) DevOps
8 19 (16.96%) Oracle
8 19 (16.96%) AWS
9 17 (15.18%) Migration
9 17 (15.18%) Azure SQL Database
10 16 (14.29%) Microservices
10 16 (14.29%) MySQL
10 16 (14.29%) Java
10 16 (14.29%) SC Cleared
10 16 (14.29%) Security Cleared
11 15 (13.39%) Data Modelling
11 15 (13.39%) Finance
11 15 (13.39%) Pharmaceutical
12 14 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
12 14 (12.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 13 (11.61%) C#
13 13 (11.61%) Windows
13 13 (11.61%) Analytical Skills
14 12 (10.71%) REST
14 12 (10.71%) Docker

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 7 (6.25%) WebSphere
2 6 (5.36%) JBoss
2 6 (5.36%) NetWeaver
3 4 (3.57%) Apache
4 3 (2.68%) SAS
5 2 (1.79%) Apache Spark
5 2 (1.79%) CICS
6 1 (0.89%) Umbraco
6 1 (0.89%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 6 (5.36%) Microsoft Excel
1 6 (5.36%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (2.68%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (4.46%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (2.68%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.89%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 35 (31.25%) Azure
2 28 (25.00%) Power Platform
3 19 (16.96%) AWS
4 10 (8.93%) GCP
4 10 (8.93%) Office 365
5 9 (8.04%) Dynamics 365
5 9 (8.04%) SaaS
6 8 (7.14%) Azure ExpressRoute
6 8 (7.14%) IaaS
6 8 (7.14%) PaaS
7 7 (6.25%) PowerApps
8 6 (5.36%) Azure Data Factory
8 6 (5.36%) Logic Apps
9 4 (3.57%) Google Analytics
10 3 (2.68%) Azure Machine Learning
11 1 (0.89%) Amazon Cognito
11 1 (0.89%) Amazon EC2
11 1 (0.89%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 11 (9.82%) DNS
1 11 (9.82%) VPN
2 9 (8.04%) Firewall
3 8 (7.14%) DHCP
3 8 (7.14%) MPLS
3 8 (7.14%) WAN
3 8 (7.14%) Wireless
4 6 (5.36%) PBX
4 6 (5.36%) Skype
4 6 (5.36%) VoIP
5 3 (2.68%) SAN
5 3 (2.68%) VLAN
6 1 (0.89%) SMTP
6 1 (0.89%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (36.61%) SQL Server
2 28 (25.00%) Power BI
3 17 (15.18%) Azure SQL Database
4 16 (14.29%) MySQL
5 14 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
5 14 (12.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 10 (8.93%) Data Lake
6 10 (8.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 9 (8.04%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 8 (7.14%) Cosmos DB
8 8 (7.14%) DB2
8 8 (7.14%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 8 (7.14%) NoSQL
9 6 (5.36%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
9 6 (5.36%) SAP HANA
10 5 (4.46%) Apache Cassandra
10 5 (4.46%) BigQuery
10 5 (4.46%) PostgreSQL
10 5 (4.46%) SQL Server 2012
10 5 (4.46%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 11 (9.82%) Git (software)
2 9 (8.04%) Jenkins
3 6 (5.36%) Cucumber
4 5 (4.46%) JIRA
5 4 (3.57%) REST Assured
6 3 (2.68%) Sonatype Nexus
6 3 (2.68%) Visual Studio
7 2 (1.79%) Hudson
7 2 (1.79%) Selenium
7 2 (1.79%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (1.79%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 15 (13.39%) Finance
1 15 (13.39%) Pharmaceutical
2 11 (9.82%) Banking
3 6 (5.36%) Public Sector
4 5 (4.46%) Law
5 4 (3.57%) Manufacturing
5 4 (3.57%) Retail
6 3 (2.68%) Games
7 2 (1.79%) Advertising
8 1 (0.89%) Electronics
8 1 (0.89%) Marketing
8 1 (0.89%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 45 (40.18%) Developer
2 15 (13.39%) Analyst
3 13 (11.61%) Architect
4 9 (8.04%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 7 (6.25%) Data Engineer
5 7 (6.25%) Infrastructure Architect
5 7 (6.25%) SQL Developer
6 6 (5.36%) .NET Developer
6 6 (5.36%) Data Analyst
6 6 (5.36%) Full Stack Developer
7 5 (4.46%) AWS Architect
7 5 (4.46%) Cognos Developer
7 5 (4.46%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
7 5 (4.46%) Technical Architect
7 5 (4.46%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
7 5 (4.46%) Tester
8 4 (3.57%) Cloud Architect
8 4 (3.57%) Java Developer
8 4 (3.57%) Power BI Developer
9 3 (2.68%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (21.43%) .NET
2 12 (10.71%) REST
3 11 (9.82%) XML
4 9 (8.04%) HTML
4 9 (8.04%) JSON
5 8 (7.14%) ASP.NET
5 8 (7.14%) CSS
5 8 (7.14%) HTML5
5 8 (7.14%) Web Services
6 7 (6.25%) React
6 7 (6.25%) SOAP
7 6 (5.36%) .NET Framework
7 6 (5.36%) Middleware
7 6 (5.36%) SAP Basis
8 5 (4.46%) GraphQL
8 5 (4.46%) jQuery
8 5 (4.46%) Vue.js
9 3 (2.68%) EDI
10 2 (1.79%) RESTful
10 2 (1.79%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 13 (11.61%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (7.14%) Public Cloud
3 6 (5.36%) Management Information System
3 6 (5.36%) NHS
3 6 (5.36%) PKI
4 4 (3.57%) Clustering
4 4 (3.57%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (3.57%) User Experience
5 3 (2.68%) Greenfield Project
5 3 (2.68%) Mainframe
6 2 (1.79%) Credit Risk
6 2 (1.79%) Replication
7 1 (0.89%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.89%) Smart Meter
7 1 (0.89%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 13 (11.61%) Windows
2 11 (9.82%) Windows Server
3 6 (5.36%) Unix
4 5 (4.46%) Android
4 5 (4.46%) Apple iOS
5 3 (2.68%) AIX
5 3 (2.68%) Linux
5 3 (2.68%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (1.79%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (36.61%) Business Intelligence
2 36 (32.14%) Agile Software Development
3 28 (25.00%) ETL
4 27 (24.11%) Analytics
5 21 (18.75%) DevOps
6 17 (15.18%) Migration
7 16 (14.29%) Microservices
8 15 (13.39%) Data Modelling
9 12 (10.71%) Service Management
9 12 (10.71%) Test Automation
10 11 (9.82%) TOGAF
11 9 (8.04%) BDD
11 9 (8.04%) Data Management
11 9 (8.04%) Stakeholder Management
12 8 (7.14%) Continuous Improvement
12 8 (7.14%) High Availability
13 7 (6.25%) Computer Science
13 7 (6.25%) ITIL
13 7 (6.25%) Problem-Solving
13 7 (6.25%) Project Delivery
Programming Languages
1 16 (14.29%) Java
2 13 (11.61%) C#
3 11 (9.82%) Python
4 10 (8.93%) JavaScript
5 8 (7.14%) T-SQL
6 6 (5.36%) PowerShell
7 5 (4.46%) PHP
8 3 (2.68%) PL/SQL
8 3 (2.68%) Ruby
9 2 (1.79%) JCL
9 2 (1.79%) Natural
9 2 (1.79%) Scala
10 1 (0.89%) COBOL
10 1 (0.89%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
10 1 (0.89%) SAS Macro
10 1 (0.89%) TypeScript
10 1 (0.89%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.89%) VBA
10 1 (0.89%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 16 (14.29%) SC Cleared
1 16 (14.29%) Security Cleared
2 7 (6.25%) Degree
3 5 (4.46%) TOGAF Certification
4 3 (2.68%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (0.89%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.36%) COBIT
1 6 (5.36%) GDPR
1 6 (5.36%) PCI DSS
1 6 (5.36%) QA
2 5 (4.46%) Data Quality
3 2 (1.79%) Cyber Essentials
3 2 (1.79%) NCSC
3 2 (1.79%) NIST
3 2 (1.79%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.89%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (10.71%) Docker
2 11 (9.82%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.79%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 2 (1.79%) DFS Replication
3 2 (1.79%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 11 (9.82%) Kubernetes
2 5 (4.46%) Grafana
2 5 (4.46%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (4.46%) Prometheus
3 3 (2.68%) SCOM
3 3 (2.68%) vCenter Server
4 2 (1.79%) Hadoop YARN
4 2 (1.79%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 2 (1.79%) SCCM
4 2 (1.79%) WMI
4 2 (1.79%) WSUS
5 1 (0.89%) Terraform
Vendors
1 41 (36.61%) Microsoft
2 19 (16.96%) Oracle
3 11 (9.82%) Cisco
4 9 (8.04%) SAP
5 7 (6.25%) Databricks
5 7 (6.25%) Google
6 6 (5.36%) Citrix
7 5 (4.46%) Cognos
7 5 (4.46%) Salesforce.com
8 3 (2.68%) 3PAR
8 3 (2.68%) HP
8 3 (2.68%) MicroStrategy
8 3 (2.68%) MuleSoft
8 3 (2.68%) Nimble Storage
8 3 (2.68%) Red Hat
8 3 (2.68%) Software AG
8 3 (2.68%) SolarWinds
8 3 (2.68%) Twitter
8 3 (2.68%) VMware
9 2 (1.79%) Facebook