The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England 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 26 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
SQL (Structured Query Language)
England / East of England
Rank 8 7 7
Rank change year-on-year -1 0  
Contract jobs citing SQL 276 312 324
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 12.96% 12.70% 12.34%
As % of the Programming Languages category 33.17% 39.34% 35.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 190 196 209
Median daily rate £363 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.57% -6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £250 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £370 £350
% change year-on-year -2.02% +5.71%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 5 13
Median hourly rate £30.00 £37.50 £39.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.00% -5.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.30 £19.44 £26.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £47.83 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £24.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year +66.66% -20.00%  

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 of England with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
East of England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 832 793 908
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 39.06% 32.28% 34.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 533 462 490
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +4.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 59 59
Median hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.19% +7.69%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.00 £19.00 £32.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.43 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.64 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +4.10% +11.11%  

SQL
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East of England 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 of England

SQL
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL in the East of England

SQL
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL in the East of England over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SQL in the East of England

SQL
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL in the East of England

SQL
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the East of England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL in the East of England over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for SQL in the East of England

SQL
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

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 of England region over the 3 months to 26 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
Essex -2 80 £410 +26.15% 24
Hertfordshire -2 59 £340 -12.25% 47
Cambridgeshire -3 58 £350 - 51
Bedfordshire +6 40 £375 +7.14% 5
Norfolk +3 23 £348 +4.51% 9
Suffolk -2 16 £325 -27.77% 14
SQL
England

SQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 26 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 of England region with a requirement for SQL.

1 164 (30.94%) SQL Server
2 155 (29.25%) Oracle
3 149 (28.11%) Java
4 131 (24.72%) Windows
5 120 (22.64%) Microsoft
6 112 (21.13%) Agile Software Development
7 106 (20.00%) JavaScript
7 106 (20.00%) .NET
8 101 (19.06%) Finance
9 96 (18.11%) C#
10 87 (16.42%) Business Intelligence
11 77 (14.53%) Linux
12 76 (14.34%) CRM
13 75 (14.15%) XML
13 75 (14.15%) HTML
14 74 (13.96%) Unix
15 72 (13.58%) MVC
16 62 (11.70%) Web Services
17 58 (10.94%) CSS
18 57 (10.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
19 55 (10.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
20 53 (10.00%) T-SQL
20 53 (10.00%) Analytics
21 52 (9.81%) PL/SQL
21 52 (9.81%) ITIL
22 50 (9.43%) JSON
23 47 (8.87%) MS Excel
23 47 (8.87%) ETL
24 46 (8.68%) Python
25 45 (8.49%) ASP.NET

SQL
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England 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 35 (6.60%) BizTalk Server
2 34 (6.42%) IIS
3 33 (6.23%) SharePoint
4 24 (4.53%) WebLogic
5 18 (3.40%) Apache
6 16 (3.02%) Tomcat
7 14 (2.64%) WebSphere
8 12 (2.26%) JBoss
9 7 (1.32%) Skype for Business
10 6 (1.13%) Elasticsearch
10 6 (1.13%) WebSphere Application Server
11 4 (0.75%) Apache Spark
11 4 (0.75%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 3 (0.57%) Apache Pig
12 3 (0.57%) Confluence
12 3 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2013
12 3 (0.57%) MS Exchange
12 3 (0.57%) nginx
12 3 (0.57%) SAS
12 3 (0.57%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 47 (8.87%) MS Excel
2 9 (1.70%) MS Office
3 4 (0.75%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.57%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.57%) Weka
5 2 (0.38%) MS Project
5 2 (0.38%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.19%) GNU Octave
6 1 (0.19%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 29 (5.47%) Unica
2 24 (4.53%) Adobe Campaign
3 18 (3.40%) Dynamics CRM
4 14 (2.64%) Payment Gateway
5 4 (0.75%) Dynamics AX
5 4 (0.75%) Dynamics NAV
5 4 (0.75%) SAP BPC
5 4 (0.75%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 3 (0.57%) Magento
6 3 (0.57%) Oracle ERP
6 3 (0.57%) SAP Business One
6 3 (0.57%) SAP ERP
6 3 (0.57%) SAP MII
6 3 (0.57%) Shopify
6 3 (0.57%) Unit4 Business World
7 2 (0.38%) Oracle BPM
7 2 (0.38%) Oracle EBS
8 1 (0.19%) SAP MDM
8 1 (0.19%) Summit
8 1 (0.19%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 39 (7.36%) Microsoft Azure
2 16 (3.02%) Amazon AWS
3 13 (2.45%) Adobe Analytics
4 11 (2.08%) Office 365
5 6 (1.13%) Yammer
6 4 (0.75%) PaaS
7 3 (0.57%) SaaS
8 2 (0.38%) GitHub
8 2 (0.38%) Google Analytics
8 2 (0.38%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.19%) AdWords
9 1 (0.19%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.19%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.19%) Amazon SQS
9 1 (0.19%) AWS Lambda
9 1 (0.19%) IaaS
9 1 (0.19%) IBM Cloud
9 1 (0.19%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 25 (4.72%) DNS
2 21 (3.96%) TCP/IP
3 20 (3.77%) Firewall
4 12 (2.26%) Internet
4 12 (2.26%) SSL
5 6 (1.13%) HTTP
5 6 (1.13%) LDAP
6 5 (0.94%) FTP
6 5 (0.94%) SAN
7 3 (0.57%) DHCP
7 3 (0.57%) LAN
7 3 (0.57%) NAS
7 3 (0.57%) WAN
8 2 (0.38%) Ethernet
8 2 (0.38%) iSCSI
8 2 (0.38%) Unified Communications
8 2 (0.38%) VoIP
9 1 (0.19%) HTTPS
9 1 (0.19%) VPN
9 1 (0.19%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 164 (30.94%) SQL Server
2 57 (10.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 55 (10.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 39 (7.36%) Data Warehouse
5 38 (7.17%) SQL Server 2008
6 36 (6.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 32 (6.04%) MySQL
7 32 (6.04%) Oracle Database
7 32 (6.04%) PostgreSQL
8 31 (5.85%) Hadoop
9 30 (5.66%) Relational Database
10 28 (5.28%) SQL Server 2012
11 26 (4.91%) BusinessObjects
12 22 (4.15%) DB2
13 21 (3.96%) NoSQL
14 20 (3.77%) Oracle Database 10g
15 19 (3.58%) SQL Server 2014
16 18 (3.40%) Big Data
17 17 (3.21%) MongoDB
18 16 (3.02%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 33 (6.23%) Git (software)
2 31 (5.85%) Selenium
3 26 (4.91%) JIRA
4 24 (4.53%) Jenkins
4 24 (4.53%) SoapUI
5 22 (4.15%) Visual Studio
6 19 (3.58%) Cucumber
7 18 (3.40%) Team Foundation Server
8 17 (3.21%) JUnit
9 12 (2.26%) Subversion
10 11 (2.08%) Mockito
11 10 (1.89%) Calabash
11 10 (1.89%) Capybara
12 8 (1.51%) Eclipse
12 8 (1.51%) Maven
13 7 (1.32%) XDoclet
14 6 (1.13%) Mercurial
15 5 (0.94%) AccuRev
15 5 (0.94%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 5 (0.94%) WebStorm
General
1 101 (19.06%) Finance
2 29 (5.47%) Retail
3 19 (3.58%) Banking
4 17 (3.21%) Manufacturing
5 16 (3.02%) Marketing
6 12 (2.26%) Automotive
7 10 (1.89%) Advertising
8 6 (1.13%) Legal
8 6 (1.13%) Pharmaceutical
8 6 (1.13%) Telecoms
9 4 (0.75%) Electronics
10 2 (0.38%) French Language
10 2 (0.38%) German Language
10 2 (0.38%) Local Government
11 1 (0.19%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.19%) Billing
11 1 (0.19%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.19%) Games
11 1 (0.19%) General Ledger
11 1 (0.19%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 222 (41.89%) Developer
2 95 (17.92%) Analyst
3 56 (10.57%) Java Developer
4 51 (9.62%) .NET Developer
5 41 (7.74%) SQL Developer
6 30 (5.66%) C# Developer
7 29 (5.47%) Architect
8 26 (4.91%) Applications Support
9 24 (4.53%) Business Analyst
9 24 (4.53%) DBA
9 24 (4.53%) Support Engineer
10 21 (3.96%) C# .NET Developer
11 20 (3.77%) CRM Developer
12 19 (3.58%) SQL DBA
13 17 (3.21%) Applications Engineer
13 17 (3.21%) SQL Analyst
14 16 (3.02%) Consultant
14 16 (3.02%) Support Analyst
15 14 (2.64%) Administrator
15 14 (2.64%) ETL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 106 (20.00%) .NET
2 75 (14.15%) HTML
2 75 (14.15%) XML
3 62 (11.70%) Web Services
4 58 (10.94%) CSS
5 50 (9.43%) JSON
6 45 (8.49%) ASP.NET
7 41 (7.74%) Spring
8 34 (6.42%) Hibernate
8 34 (6.42%) REST
9 32 (6.04%) AngularJS
10 31 (5.85%) .NET Framework
11 27 (5.09%) jQuery
12 26 (4.91%) Java EE
13 23 (4.34%) ASP.NET Web API
14 22 (4.15%) Entity Framework
15 21 (3.96%) WCF
16 20 (3.77%) JSP
16 20 (3.77%) XSLT
17 18 (3.40%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 40 (7.55%) Analytical Skills
2 23 (4.34%) Clustering
3 17 (3.21%) Data Centre
4 14 (2.64%) Mainframe
5 11 (2.08%) Mobile App
6 10 (1.89%) Algorithms
6 10 (1.89%) Computer Science
6 10 (1.89%) NHS
7 9 (1.70%) Data Structures
7 9 (1.70%) Enterprise Software
7 9 (1.70%) Management Information System
8 8 (1.51%) User Experience
9 7 (1.32%) EFT
10 5 (0.94%) Life Science
11 4 (0.75%) EMC VNX
11 4 (0.75%) FMCG
12 3 (0.57%) iPad
12 3 (0.57%) Replication
13 2 (0.38%) N-Tier
13 2 (0.38%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 131 (24.72%) Windows
2 77 (14.53%) Linux
3 74 (13.96%) Unix
4 30 (5.66%) Windows Server
5 25 (4.72%) Windows 7
5 25 (4.72%) Windows Server 2003
6 15 (2.83%) Android
7 14 (2.64%) Apple iOS
7 14 (2.64%) Windows Server 2008
8 13 (2.45%) Windows Vista
9 12 (2.26%) Windows Server 2012
10 6 (1.13%) Windows 10
11 5 (0.94%) Mac OS X
11 5 (0.94%) Solaris
12 4 (0.75%) VMS
12 4 (0.75%) Windows 8
13 3 (0.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 2 (0.38%) Windows XP
15 1 (0.19%) AIX
15 1 (0.19%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 112 (21.13%) Agile Software Development
2 87 (16.42%) Business Intelligence
3 76 (14.34%) CRM
4 72 (13.58%) MVC
5 53 (10.00%) Analytics
6 52 (9.81%) ITIL
7 47 (8.87%) ETL
8 39 (7.36%) TDD
9 33 (6.23%) Data Analysis
10 28 (5.28%) High Availability
11 27 (5.09%) OO
12 26 (4.91%) Web Development
13 25 (4.72%) Data Modelling
13 25 (4.72%) Migration
14 24 (4.53%) E-Commerce
14 24 (4.53%) Scrum
14 24 (4.53%) Software Engineering
15 23 (4.34%) B2C
15 23 (4.34%) Continuous Integration
15 23 (4.34%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 149 (28.11%) Java
2 106 (20.00%) JavaScript
3 96 (18.11%) C#
4 53 (10.00%) T-SQL
5 52 (9.81%) PL/SQL
6 46 (8.68%) Python
7 35 (6.60%) PHP
8 25 (4.72%) Ruby
9 18 (3.40%) C
10 17 (3.21%) Perl
11 16 (3.02%) PowerShell
12 15 (2.83%) C++
13 14 (2.64%) Shell Script
14 13 (2.45%) Bash Shell
14 13 (2.45%) VB
14 13 (2.45%) VB.NET
15 12 (2.26%) Groovy
16 10 (1.89%) MATLAB
17 9 (1.70%) Delphi
18 8 (1.51%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 23 (4.34%) Security Cleared
2 22 (4.15%) Degree
3 17 (3.21%) Microsoft Certification
4 8 (1.51%) SC Cleared
5 7 (1.32%) BPSS Clearance
5 7 (1.32%) MCSE
6 6 (1.13%) RHCE
6 6 (1.13%) Sun Certification
7 5 (0.94%) ISEB
7 5 (0.94%) MCSA
7 5 (0.94%) Oracle Certification
8 4 (0.75%) BC Cleared
8 4 (0.75%) ISTQB
8 4 (0.75%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (0.57%) DV Cleared
9 3 (0.57%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 3 (0.57%) MCDBA
9 3 (0.57%) MCITP
9 3 (0.57%) OCP
10 2 (0.38%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (4.15%) QA
2 17 (3.21%) SLA
3 14 (2.64%) Data Quality
4 7 (1.32%) Disclosure Scotland
5 5 (0.94%) GDPR
6 3 (0.57%) IFRS
6 3 (0.57%) IFRS 9
7 2 (0.38%) GxP
7 2 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (0.38%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.38%) SDET
8 1 (0.19%) GAMP
8 1 (0.19%) MiFID
8 1 (0.19%) Solvency II
System Software
1 32 (6.04%) VMware Infrastructure
2 22 (4.15%) Active Directory
3 20 (3.77%) Virtual Desktop
3 20 (3.77%) VMware ESX
4 10 (1.89%) Oracle RAC
5 8 (1.51%) Docker
5 8 (1.51%) Hyper-V
6 4 (0.75%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (0.57%) vSphere
8 2 (0.38%) HDFS
9 1 (0.19%) Apache Flume
9 1 (0.19%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.19%) Terminal Server
9 1 (0.19%) Time Sharing Option
9 1 (0.19%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 10 (1.89%) Puppet
2 7 (1.32%) Salt
3 5 (0.94%) Kibana
4 4 (0.75%) Failover Clustering
4 4 (0.75%) Oracle RMAN
5 3 (0.57%) Data Guard
5 3 (0.57%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 3 (0.57%) SCCM
6 1 (0.19%) AirWatch
6 1 (0.19%) Ansible
6 1 (0.19%) EMC Navisphere
6 1 (0.19%) EMC VPLEX
6 1 (0.19%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 1 (0.19%) Hadoop YARN
6 1 (0.19%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.19%) OpenView
6 1 (0.19%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.19%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 155 (29.25%) Oracle
2 120 (22.64%) Microsoft
3 37 (6.98%) VMware
4 28 (5.28%) Adobe
5 23 (4.34%) SAP
6 21 (3.96%) Epicor
7 20 (3.77%) Avaya
8 18 (3.40%) IBM
9 12 (2.26%) Embarcadero
9 12 (2.26%) Tableau
10 10 (1.89%) Salesforce.com
10 10 (1.89%) Teradata
11 9 (1.70%) BEA
11 9 (1.70%) Borland
11 9 (1.70%) Sybase
12 7 (1.32%) EMC
12 7 (1.32%) HP
13 6 (1.13%) Cognos
13 6 (1.13%) Infor
14 5 (0.94%) Imperva
Watford, Hertfordshire
Whitby Munn
Rate: From £300 to £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridgeshire
Firway Consulting
Rate: Good
Posted: 2 days ago
Brentwood, Essex
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £120 - £125 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 3 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Dupen Recruitment Services
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
SoCode Limited
Rate: £35 - 50 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Spring Technology
Posted: 6 days ago
Luton, Bedfordshire
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Rate: £0.00 per annum + 6 month contract
Posted: 2 days ago
Saffron Walden, Essex
The Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute
Posted: 23 days ago
Bedfordshire
Montash
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Essex
Washington Frank
Posted: 2 days ago