Period
to 14 November 2018

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 6 months to 14 November 2018 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 of England
6 months to
14 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 9 7 6
Rank change year-on-year -2 -1 0
Contract jobs citing SQL 574 616 675
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 11.18% 11.89% 13.87%
As % of the Programming Languages category 29.56% 30.77% 35.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 357 359 426
East of England median daily rate £400 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.34% +3.57% -
10th Percentile £300 £275 £213
90th Percentile £550 £525 £491
England median daily rate £450 £435 £400
% change year-on-year +3.45% +8.75% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 26 30
East of England median hourly rate £18.69 £26.00 £35.72
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -28.13% -27.20% +9.89%
10th Percentile £9.63 £15.00 £15.70
90th Percentile £36.75 £43.00 £46.08
England median hourly rate £29.41 £28.81 £28.00
% change year-on-year +2.07% +2.89% +0.79%

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 of England with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
East of England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 1,942 2,002 1,910
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 37.81% 38.65% 39.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,200 1,116 1,130
East of England median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £300 £285 £238
90th Percentile £575 £575 £525
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 81 131 136
East of England median hourly rate £43.50 £40.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.41% +1.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £19.25 £16.25 £27.00
90th Percentile £52.50 £53.75 £53.13
England median hourly rate £42.19 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +5.48% +6.67% +1.35%

SQL
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

Job postings citing SQL as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the East of England.

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 6 months to 14 November 2018.

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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 6 months to 14 November 2018.

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 6 months to 14 November 2018. 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
Hertfordshire -2 192 £400 +10.34% 93
Essex +8 163 £463 +8.82% 40
Cambridgeshire -2 92 £425 +30.77% 121
Bedfordshire +7 71 £400 +14.29% 28
Suffolk -8 40 £375 -6.25% 23
Norfolk -12 13 £190 -45.64% 21
East Anglia -6 1 - - 38
SQL
England

For the 6 months to 14 November 2018, 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 of England region with a requirement for SQL.

1 176 (30.66%) Agile Software Development
2 173 (30.14%) Oracle
3 172 (29.97%) SQL Server
4 158 (27.53%) Java
5 108 (18.82%) Microsoft
6 101 (17.60%) C#
7 100 (17.42%) Windows
8 99 (17.25%) JIRA
9 94 (16.38%) XML
10 91 (15.85%) Unix
10 91 (15.85%) T-SQL
11 90 (15.68%) PL/SQL
11 90 (15.68%) ETL
12 86 (14.98%) Linux
13 84 (14.63%) Business Intelligence
14 83 (14.46%) .NET
15 76 (13.24%) JavaScript
15 76 (13.24%) TDD
16 72 (12.54%) Web Services
17 70 (12.20%) MVC
18 69 (12.02%) Migration
18 69 (12.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
19 66 (11.50%) Spring
20 65 (11.32%) HTML
20 65 (11.32%) Data Warehouse
20 65 (11.32%) Security Cleared
21 63 (10.98%) Problem-Solving
22 62 (10.80%) Test Automation
22 62 (10.80%) Scrum
23 61 (10.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services

SQL
Co-occurring 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 52 (9.06%) Confluence
2 50 (8.71%) WebLogic
3 21 (3.66%) Apache
4 19 (3.31%) Apache Spark
5 18 (3.14%) SharePoint
6 17 (2.96%) Tomcat
7 16 (2.79%) Elasticsearch
8 11 (1.92%) IIS
9 10 (1.74%) WebSphere
10 9 (1.57%) Cloud Foundry
11 7 (1.22%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 7 (1.22%) JBoss
11 7 (1.22%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 6 (1.05%) Skype for Business
13 3 (0.52%) CMS
13 3 (0.52%) Mule
13 3 (0.52%) NServiceBus
13 3 (0.52%) Oracle Workflow
13 3 (0.52%) SAS
13 3 (0.52%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 33 (5.75%) Microsoft Excel
2 15 (2.61%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (0.87%) Microsoft Project
4 3 (0.52%) Spreadsheet
4 3 (0.52%) SPSS
5 2 (0.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.35%) Windchill
6 1 (0.17%) HipChat
6 1 (0.17%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 9 (1.57%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (1.39%) Oracle EBS
3 6 (1.05%) Infor M3
4 5 (0.87%) Oracle BPM
4 5 (0.87%) Oracle EBS R12
5 4 (0.70%) Adobe Campaign
6 2 (0.35%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (0.35%) HFM
6 2 (0.35%) Hyperion Planning
6 2 (0.35%) NetSuite
6 2 (0.35%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.17%) FastStats
7 1 (0.17%) Magento
7 1 (0.17%) Oracle 11i
7 1 (0.17%) Oracle Financials
7 1 (0.17%) Sage 200
7 1 (0.17%) SAP FI-CA
7 1 (0.17%) SAP MDM
7 1 (0.17%) SAP PSCD
7 1 (0.17%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 53 (9.23%) Amazon AWS
2 51 (8.89%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (2.09%) Office 365
4 10 (1.74%) GitHub
5 9 (1.57%) Amazon EMR
6 7 (1.22%) SaaS
7 5 (0.87%) Amazon EC2
7 5 (0.87%) Amazon Kinesis
8 4 (0.70%) Amazon S3
8 4 (0.70%) Dynamics 365
8 4 (0.70%) IaaS
8 4 (0.70%) Slack
9 3 (0.52%) Azure Data Factory
9 3 (0.52%) Cloud Computing
10 2 (0.35%) Google Analytics
10 2 (0.35%) Google Cloud Platform
10 2 (0.35%) Mimecast
10 2 (0.35%) npm
10 2 (0.35%) PaaS
10 2 (0.35%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 21 (3.66%) HTTP
2 15 (2.61%) TCP/IP
3 14 (2.44%) DNS
3 14 (2.44%) Internet
4 11 (1.92%) Firewall
5 9 (1.57%) SSL
6 7 (1.22%) VPN
6 7 (1.22%) Wireless
7 6 (1.05%) Remote Desktop
8 5 (0.87%) Skype
9 4 (0.70%) FTP
9 4 (0.70%) HTTPS
9 4 (0.70%) LAN
9 4 (0.70%) SAN
9 4 (0.70%) WAN
10 3 (0.52%) DHCP
10 3 (0.52%) Extranet
10 3 (0.52%) SNMP
11 2 (0.35%) Cisco IOS
11 2 (0.35%) Cisco Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 172 (29.97%) SQL Server
2 69 (12.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 65 (11.32%) Data Warehouse
4 61 (10.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 50 (8.71%) MySQL
6 42 (7.32%) PostgreSQL
7 41 (7.14%) Relational Database
8 35 (6.10%) SQL Server 2008
9 34 (5.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 30 (5.23%) NoSQL
11 28 (4.88%) Pentaho
12 26 (4.53%) Hadoop
12 26 (4.53%) SQL Server 2016
13 25 (4.36%) BusinessObjects
13 25 (4.36%) MongoDB
14 24 (4.18%) Oracle Database
15 23 (4.01%) Sybase ASE
16 22 (3.83%) Big Data
16 22 (3.83%) Power BI
17 17 (2.96%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 99 (17.25%) JIRA
2 53 (9.23%) Git (software)
3 40 (6.97%) Jenkins
4 39 (6.79%) Subversion
5 35 (6.10%) Selenium
6 34 (5.92%) Maven
7 30 (5.23%) SoapUI
8 29 (5.05%) JMeter
9 22 (3.83%) Visual Studio
10 21 (3.66%) Eclipse
11 20 (3.48%) LoadRunner
12 19 (3.31%) Toad
13 18 (3.14%) Cucumber
13 18 (3.14%) JUnit
14 17 (2.96%) CA Gen
14 17 (2.96%) Team Foundation Server
15 12 (2.09%) Ant
15 12 (2.09%) Bitbucket
16 9 (1.57%) GitLab
16 9 (1.57%) Gradle
General
1 61 (10.63%) Finance
2 19 (3.31%) Marketing
3 13 (2.26%) Retail
4 12 (2.09%) Pharmaceutical
5 8 (1.39%) Manufacturing
6 6 (1.05%) Legal
6 6 (1.05%) Publishing
7 4 (0.70%) Back Office
7 4 (0.70%) Telecoms
8 3 (0.52%) Advertising
8 3 (0.52%) Banking
9 2 (0.35%) Automotive
10 1 (0.17%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.17%) Electronics
10 1 (0.17%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.17%) Law
10 1 (0.17%) Military
Job Titles
1 290 (50.52%) Developer
2 103 (17.94%) Analyst
3 76 (13.24%) SQL Developer
4 72 (12.54%) Java Developer
5 38 (6.62%) .NET Developer
6 33 (5.75%) ETL Developer
7 32 (5.57%) Test Analyst
8 28 (4.88%) Oracle Developer
9 25 (4.36%) C# Developer
9 25 (4.36%) Data Analyst
10 24 (4.18%) Senior Developer
10 24 (4.18%) SQL Server Developer
11 21 (3.66%) Consultant
11 21 (3.66%) DBA
12 20 (3.48%) Business Intelligence Developer
12 20 (3.48%) SQL DBA
13 19 (3.31%) Tester
14 18 (3.14%) Business Analyst
14 18 (3.14%) Data Migration Developer
15 17 (2.96%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 94 (16.38%) XML
2 83 (14.46%) .NET
3 72 (12.54%) Web Services
4 66 (11.50%) Spring
5 65 (11.32%) HTML
6 52 (9.06%) CSS
7 44 (7.67%) REST
8 42 (7.32%) ASP.NET
9 38 (6.62%) AngularJS
10 37 (6.45%) jQuery
11 36 (6.27%) JSON
12 31 (5.40%) Spring MVC
13 29 (5.05%) Spring Boot
14 27 (4.70%) SOAP
15 24 (4.18%) ASP.NET Web API
15 24 (4.18%) RESTful
16 23 (4.01%) Hibernate
16 23 (4.01%) HTML5
16 23 (4.01%) J2EE
17 22 (3.83%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 61 (10.63%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (3.83%) Computer Science
3 21 (3.66%) Data Structures
4 19 (3.31%) Reference Data
5 14 (2.44%) Client/Server
6 12 (2.09%) Management Information System
6 12 (2.09%) NHS
7 11 (1.92%) Data Centre
8 10 (1.74%) Enterprise Software
8 10 (1.74%) Replication
9 8 (1.39%) Algorithms
9 8 (1.39%) User Experience
10 7 (1.22%) Greenfield Project
11 6 (1.05%) Clustering
11 6 (1.05%) Hybrid Cloud
11 6 (1.05%) Over-the-Top Content
12 5 (0.87%) FMCG
12 5 (0.87%) PKI
13 3 (0.52%) Fintech
13 3 (0.52%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 100 (17.42%) Windows
2 91 (15.85%) Unix
3 86 (14.98%) Linux
4 29 (5.05%) Windows Server
5 13 (2.26%) Solaris
5 13 (2.26%) Windows Server 2012
6 12 (2.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 9 (1.57%) Ubuntu
8 6 (1.05%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (0.87%) AIX
10 4 (0.70%) CentOS
10 4 (0.70%) Windows 7
10 4 (0.70%) Windows 8
11 3 (0.52%) Apple iOS
11 3 (0.52%) Data ONTAP
11 3 (0.52%) Mac OS X
11 3 (0.52%) Windows 10
12 2 (0.35%) Android
13 1 (0.17%) Oracle Linux
13 1 (0.17%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 176 (30.66%) Agile Software Development
2 90 (15.68%) ETL
3 84 (14.63%) Business Intelligence
4 76 (13.24%) TDD
5 70 (12.20%) MVC
6 69 (12.02%) Migration
7 63 (10.98%) Problem-Solving
8 62 (10.80%) Scrum
8 62 (10.80%) Test Automation
9 60 (10.45%) Test Scripting
10 55 (9.58%) Data Modelling
11 50 (8.71%) BDD
12 44 (7.67%) Data Migration
12 44 (7.67%) DevOps
13 43 (7.49%) Test Strategy
13 43 (7.49%) User Stories
14 37 (6.45%) Analytics
15 36 (6.27%) Configuration Management
15 36 (6.27%) Microservices
16 35 (6.10%) OO
Programming Languages
1 158 (27.53%) Java
2 101 (17.60%) C#
3 91 (15.85%) T-SQL
4 90 (15.68%) PL/SQL
5 76 (13.24%) JavaScript
6 37 (6.45%) Python
7 33 (5.75%) Shell Script
8 32 (5.57%) PowerShell
9 26 (4.53%) Perl
10 22 (3.83%) Java 8
11 20 (3.48%) C++
12 19 (3.31%) C
13 15 (2.61%) Scala
14 12 (2.09%) PHP
15 10 (1.74%) VB
16 9 (1.57%) VBA
17 7 (1.22%) Bash Shell
17 7 (1.22%) VB.NET
18 5 (0.87%) Go
18 5 (0.87%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 65 (11.32%) Security Cleared
2 46 (8.01%) SC Cleared
3 40 (6.97%) ISTQB
4 38 (6.62%) ISEB
5 24 (4.18%) Degree
5 24 (4.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 13 (2.26%) Computer Science Degree
7 6 (1.05%) Microsoft Certification
8 5 (0.87%) ISEB Practitioner
9 4 (0.70%) BPSS Clearance
9 4 (0.70%) DV Cleared
9 4 (0.70%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 3 (0.52%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (0.35%) DBS Check
11 2 (0.35%) MCSA
12 1 (0.17%) MCP
12 1 (0.17%) MCSE
12 1 (0.17%) VCAP
12 1 (0.17%) VCP4
12 1 (0.17%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (4.36%) QA
2 20 (3.48%) Data Quality
3 4 (0.70%) HL7
3 4 (0.70%) SLA
4 3 (0.52%) PMO
4 3 (0.52%) WCAG
5 2 (0.35%) HIPAA
6 1 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 1 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 37 (6.45%) Active Directory
2 31 (5.40%) Docker
3 16 (2.79%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (1.22%) Hyper-V
4 7 (1.22%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 7 (1.22%) Virtual Servers
5 6 (1.05%) vSphere
6 5 (0.87%) XenApp
7 4 (0.70%) XenDesktop
8 2 (0.35%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.17%) Firmware
9 1 (0.17%) vCloud
9 1 (0.17%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 11 (1.92%) Ansible
2 8 (1.39%) Kubernetes
3 7 (1.22%) Puppet
4 6 (1.05%) Kibana
4 6 (1.05%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (1.05%) SCCM
5 4 (0.70%) Cacti
5 4 (0.70%) HP ALM
5 4 (0.70%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (0.35%) Cisco CUCM
6 2 (0.35%) Cisco UCCX
6 2 (0.35%) Grafana
6 2 (0.35%) HAProxy
6 2 (0.35%) logstash
6 2 (0.35%) SCOM
7 1 (0.17%) AirWatch
7 1 (0.17%) Mesos
7 1 (0.17%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (0.17%) SCVMM
7 1 (0.17%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 173 (30.14%) Oracle
2 108 (18.82%) Microsoft
3 46 (8.01%) webMethods
4 33 (5.75%) Informatica
5 25 (4.36%) Sybase
6 23 (4.01%) VMware
7 22 (3.83%) Talend
8 19 (3.31%) BEA
9 16 (2.79%) SAP
10 15 (2.61%) IBM
11 13 (2.26%) Adobe
11 13 (2.26%) Pega
12 12 (2.09%) Citrix
13 11 (1.92%) Cisco
14 10 (1.74%) Tableau
15 8 (1.39%) Google
15 8 (1.39%) HP
16 7 (1.22%) Red Hat
17 6 (1.05%) CheckPoint
17 6 (1.05%) Salesforce.com