Period
to 25 September 2021

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 25 September 2021 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
25 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 10 8 6
Rank change year-on-year -2 -2 -1
Contract jobs citing SQL 147 69 337
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East Midlands 11.02% 13.04% 16.74%
As % of the Programming Languages category 39.84% 38.12% 42.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 111 44 231
10th Percentile £250 £241 £265
25th Percentile £313 £291 £313
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £405 £361 £400
Median % change year-on-year +12.11% -9.69% +3.23%
75th Percentile £475 £406 £475
90th Percentile £545 £475 £538
England median daily rate £510 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +7.37% +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Median hourly rate - - £22.83
England median hourly rate £32.00 £24.50 £35.88
% change year-on-year +30.61% -31.72% +50.26%

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 369 181 792
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 27.66% 34.22% 39.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 286 124 512
10th Percentile £231 £250 £273
25th Percentile £313 £310 £313
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £400 £350 £400
Median % change year-on-year +14.29% -12.50% -
75th Percentile £488 £400 £475
90th Percentile £550 £471 £543
England median daily rate £525 £500 £480
% change year-on-year +5.00% +4.17% +1.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 6 12
10th Percentile £17.10 £24.50 £22.27
25th Percentile £17.50 £37.31 £38.44
Median hourly rate £21.50 £42.50 £45.00
Median % change year-on-year -49.41% -5.56% +6.51%
75th Percentile £45.00 £47.50 £48.75
90th Percentile £49.00 £49.13 "
England median hourly rate £45.00 £39.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year +15.38% -13.33% +7.14%

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 25 September 2021.

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 25 September 2021. 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 53 £425 +6.25% 55
Leicestershire -13 28 £328 -2.96% 55
Northamptonshire +2 27 £325 +7.97% 18
Derbyshire +8 24 £300 -33.33% 31
Lincolnshire - 3 £470 - 10
SQL
England

For the 6 months to 25 September 2021, 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 50 (34.01%) Azure
2 48 (32.65%) SQL Server
3 39 (26.53%) Microsoft
4 38 (25.85%) Business Intelligence
5 34 (23.13%) ETL
6 32 (21.77%) .NET
7 31 (21.09%) Oracle
8 30 (20.41%) Migration
8 30 (20.41%) Agile Software Development
9 29 (19.73%) C#
10 28 (19.05%) JavaScript
10 28 (19.05%) Data Warehouse
11 27 (18.37%) T-SQL
12 25 (17.01%) Social Skills
13 21 (14.29%) Cisco
13 21 (14.29%) MVC
14 20 (13.61%) Finance
14 20 (13.61%) DevOps
14 20 (13.61%) Power Platform
15 19 (12.93%) Data Quality
16 18 (12.24%) Azure SQL Database
16 18 (12.24%) HTML
16 18 (12.24%) CSS
17 17 (11.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 17 (11.56%) Relational Database
17 17 (11.56%) Problem-Solving
18 16 (10.88%) Power BI
18 16 (10.88%) Analytical Skills
18 16 (10.88%) Data Modelling
19 15 (10.20%) Performance Tuning

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 8 (5.44%) SharePoint
2 6 (4.08%) Apache Spark
2 6 (4.08%) WebSphere
3 5 (3.40%) JBoss
4 4 (2.72%) NetWeaver
5 3 (2.04%) SAS
6 2 (1.36%) Apache
6 2 (1.36%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (1.36%) IIS
6 2 (1.36%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.68%) Apache Solr
7 1 (0.68%) Appian
7 1 (0.68%) IBM Domino
7 1 (0.68%) IBM HTTP Server
7 1 (0.68%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.68%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 1 (0.68%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 2 (1.36%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.68%) Chatbot
2 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (0.68%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.68%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (4.76%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (2.04%) iTrent
3 2 (1.36%) Hyperion Planning
3 2 (1.36%) Oracle Payroll
4 1 (0.68%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.68%) Exchequer
4 1 (0.68%) Magento
4 1 (0.68%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 50 (34.01%) Azure
2 20 (13.61%) Power Platform
3 12 (8.16%) AWS
3 12 (8.16%) IaaS
4 11 (7.48%) Microsoft 365
4 11 (7.48%) PaaS
5 10 (6.80%) Azure Synapse Analytics
6 8 (5.44%) Azure Data Factory
7 7 (4.76%) SaaS
8 5 (3.40%) Azure Cosmos DB
8 5 (3.40%) Azure Storage
9 4 (2.72%) Azure ExpressRoute
10 3 (2.04%) GCP
10 3 (2.04%) NuGet
10 3 (2.04%) Serverless
11 2 (1.36%) Azure Functions
11 2 (1.36%) Azure Logic Apps
11 2 (1.36%) Azure Service Bus
11 2 (1.36%) Dynamics 365
11 2 (1.36%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 11 (7.48%) Firewall
2 9 (6.12%) PBX
2 9 (6.12%) WAN
3 8 (5.44%) SAN
4 6 (4.08%) MPLS
5 5 (3.40%) Cisco ASA
5 5 (3.40%) Cisco IOS
5 5 (3.40%) VPN
6 4 (2.72%) DHCP
6 4 (2.72%) DNS
6 4 (2.72%) Network Security
6 4 (2.72%) SD-WAN
6 4 (2.72%) Skype
6 4 (2.72%) VoIP
6 4 (2.72%) Wireless
7 3 (2.04%) Cisco Firepower
7 3 (2.04%) Internet
8 2 (1.36%) HTTP
8 2 (1.36%) LAN
9 1 (0.68%) IPv4
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (32.65%) SQL Server
2 28 (19.05%) Data Warehouse
3 18 (12.24%) Azure SQL Database
4 17 (11.56%) Relational Database
4 17 (11.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 16 (10.88%) Power BI
6 15 (10.20%) Data Lake
7 13 (8.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 12 (8.16%) RDBMS
9 11 (7.48%) MySQL
10 10 (6.80%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 9 (6.12%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
11 9 (6.12%) SQL Server 2016
12 7 (4.76%) Oracle Database
13 6 (4.08%) DB2
13 6 (4.08%) Metadata
13 6 (4.08%) SQL Server 2008
14 5 (3.40%) NoSQL
15 4 (2.72%) Hadoop
15 4 (2.72%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 6 (4.08%) Git (software)
2 4 (2.72%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 4 (2.72%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (2.04%) Jenkins
4 2 (1.36%) JIRA
4 2 (1.36%) Selenium
4 2 (1.36%) Visual Studio
4 2 (1.36%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 1 (0.68%) Artifactory
5 1 (0.68%) Cucumber
5 1 (0.68%) GitLab
5 1 (0.68%) PHPUnit
5 1 (0.68%) REST Assured
5 1 (0.68%) Subversion
5 1 (0.68%) Vagrant
5 1 (0.68%) WebDriver
General
1 25 (17.01%) Social Skills
2 20 (13.61%) Finance
3 16 (10.88%) Analytical Skills
4 12 (8.16%) Public Sector
5 9 (6.12%) Marketing
6 7 (4.76%) Electronics
6 7 (4.76%) Manufacturing
6 7 (4.76%) Telecoms
7 6 (4.08%) Banking
7 6 (4.08%) Retail
8 5 (3.40%) Aerospace
8 5 (3.40%) Automotive
8 5 (3.40%) Presentation Skills
9 3 (2.04%) Corporate Banking
10 1 (0.68%) Advertising
10 1 (0.68%) Documentation Skills
10 1 (0.68%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 57 (38.78%) Developer
2 18 (12.24%) Analyst
2 18 (12.24%) Architect
3 15 (10.20%) SQL Developer
4 10 (6.80%) .NET Developer
5 9 (6.12%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 9 (6.12%) Data Architect
6 8 (5.44%) Azure Engineer
6 8 (5.44%) DBA
6 8 (5.44%) Full Stack Developer
6 8 (5.44%) Solutions Architect
7 7 (4.76%) C# Developer
7 7 (4.76%) Data Analyst
7 7 (4.76%) Oracle Developer
7 7 (4.76%) Software Engineer
8 5 (3.40%) C# .NET Developer
8 5 (3.40%) Data Engineer
8 5 (3.40%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 5 (3.40%) SQL DBA
8 5 (3.40%) SQL Server Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (21.77%) .NET
2 18 (12.24%) CSS
2 18 (12.24%) HTML
3 13 (8.84%) jQuery
4 12 (8.16%) ASP.NET
5 10 (6.80%) Middleware
6 9 (6.12%) .NET Framework
7 7 (4.76%) AngularJS
8 6 (4.08%) .NET Core
8 6 (4.08%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 6 (4.08%) REST
9 5 (3.40%) RESTful
9 5 (3.40%) Ruby on Rails
10 4 (2.72%) ASP.NET MVC
10 4 (2.72%) Entity Framework
10 4 (2.72%) Oracle Fusion
10 4 (2.72%) React
10 4 (2.72%) SAP Basis
10 4 (2.72%) Web Services
11 3 (2.04%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 8 (5.44%) Enterprise Software
2 7 (4.76%) Greenfield Project
3 6 (4.08%) NHS
4 5 (3.40%) Public Cloud
5 4 (2.72%) Management Information System
5 4 (2.72%) PKI
6 3 (2.04%) Data Protection Act
6 3 (2.04%) Self-Motivation
7 2 (1.36%) Data Centre
7 2 (1.36%) Data Structures
7 2 (1.36%) Legacy Systems
8 1 (0.68%) BYOD
8 1 (0.68%) Equities
8 1 (0.68%) Fixed Income
8 1 (0.68%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.68%) Private Cloud
8 1 (0.68%) Reference Data
8 1 (0.68%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 14 (9.52%) Windows
2 13 (8.84%) Unix
3 12 (8.16%) Windows Server
4 9 (6.12%) Linux
5 4 (2.72%) AIX
5 4 (2.72%) VMS
5 4 (2.72%) Windows Server 2016
6 3 (2.04%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (2.04%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.68%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (25.85%) Business Intelligence
2 34 (23.13%) ETL
3 30 (20.41%) Agile Software Development
3 30 (20.41%) Migration
4 21 (14.29%) MVC
5 20 (13.61%) DevOps
6 17 (11.56%) Problem-Solving
7 16 (10.88%) Data Modelling
8 15 (10.20%) Analytics
8 15 (10.20%) Performance Tuning
9 14 (9.52%) Data Analysis
9 14 (9.52%) Full Stack Development
10 13 (8.84%) Data Management
10 13 (8.84%) ITIL
11 11 (7.48%) ETL Development
12 10 (6.80%) Software Engineering
13 9 (6.12%) ERP
13 9 (6.12%) Root Cause Analysis
13 9 (6.12%) Scrum
14 8 (5.44%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 29 (19.73%) C#
2 28 (19.05%) JavaScript
3 27 (18.37%) T-SQL
4 11 (7.48%) PL/SQL
5 10 (6.80%) PowerShell
5 10 (6.80%) Python
6 7 (4.76%) Java
7 5 (3.40%) Ruby
7 5 (3.40%) Shell Script
8 4 (2.72%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
8 4 (2.72%) Scala
9 2 (1.36%) Bash Shell
9 2 (1.36%) Groovy
9 2 (1.36%) PHP
9 2 (1.36%) TypeScript
9 2 (1.36%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.68%) C++
10 1 (0.68%) Perl
10 1 (0.68%) VB
10 1 (0.68%) VBA
Qualifications
1 8 (5.44%) Degree
1 8 (5.44%) Security Cleared
2 6 (4.08%) CCNA
2 6 (4.08%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (4.08%) SC Cleared
3 4 (2.72%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (2.04%) CCNP
4 3 (2.04%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (12.93%) Data Quality
2 10 (6.80%) QA
3 6 (4.08%) GDPR
4 4 (2.72%) COBIT
4 4 (2.72%) PCI DSS
5 3 (2.04%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 13 (8.84%) Active Directory
2 6 (4.08%) Docker
3 5 (3.40%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (3.40%) vSphere
4 4 (2.72%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (2.04%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 3 (2.04%) HDFS
6 1 (0.68%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.68%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (0.68%) XenApp
6 1 (0.68%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 6 (4.08%) Kubernetes
2 4 (2.72%) Active Directory Federation Services
2 4 (2.72%) Terraform
3 3 (2.04%) Data Guard
3 3 (2.04%) Hadoop YARN
3 3 (2.04%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (2.04%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 3 (2.04%) SCCM
4 2 (1.36%) Ansible
4 2 (1.36%) Control-M
4 2 (1.36%) Puppet
5 1 (0.68%) Docker Swarm
5 1 (0.68%) Grafana
5 1 (0.68%) Kibana
5 1 (0.68%) SCOM
5 1 (0.68%) Single Sign-On
5 1 (0.68%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 39 (26.53%) Microsoft
2 31 (21.09%) Oracle
3 21 (14.29%) Cisco
4 13 (8.84%) SAP
4 13 (8.84%) VMware
5 10 (6.80%) HP
6 8 (5.44%) Databricks
7 6 (4.08%) Citrix
7 6 (4.08%) Cognos
7 6 (4.08%) IBM
7 6 (4.08%) Teradata
8 5 (3.40%) Veeam
9 4 (2.72%) Red Hat
9 4 (2.72%) Software AG
10 3 (2.04%) Ab Initio
10 3 (2.04%) Alteryx
10 3 (2.04%) Cloudera
10 3 (2.04%) Google
10 3 (2.04%) Informatica
10 3 (2.04%) SolarWinds