Period
to 13 November 2019

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 13 November 2019 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
13 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 7 9 7
Rank change year-on-year +2 -2 0
Contract jobs citing SQL 398 573 613
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 10.03% 11.22% 11.93%
As % of the Programming Languages category 27.68% 29.60% 30.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 246 356 358
East of England median daily rate £425 £404 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.10% +11.55% +3.57%
10th Percentile £300 £300 £275
90th Percentile £575 £550 £525
England median daily rate £450 £450 £435
% change year-on-year - +3.45% +8.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 14 26
East of England median hourly rate £31.00 £18.69 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +65.89% -28.13% -27.20%
10th Percentile £15.38 £9.63 £15.00
90th Percentile £45.60 £36.75 £43.00
England median hourly rate £35.00 £29.50 £28.00
% change year-on-year +18.64% +5.36% -

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 1,438 1,936 1,992
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 36.25% 37.89% 38.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 852 1,194 1,110
East of England median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £306 £300 £285
90th Percentile £584 £575 £575
England median daily rate £488 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +2.63% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 71 81 130
East of England median hourly rate £45.00 £43.50 £40.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.45% +7.41% +1.25%
10th Percentile £31.00 £19.25 £16.20
90th Percentile £51.00 £52.50 £53.75
England median hourly rate £44.00 £42.19 £40.00
% change year-on-year +4.29% +5.48% +6.67%

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 13 November 2019.

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 13 November 2019.

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 13 November 2019. 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 -1 138 £388 -3.13% 78
Cambridgeshire +6 110 £450 +5.88% 91
Essex -3 52 £435 -5.95% 38
Suffolk +7 42 £425 +13.33% 23
Bedfordshire -9 32 £425 +6.25% 23
Norfolk +10 23 £425 +123.39% 21
East Anglia +12 1 - - 1
SQL
England

For the 6 months to 13 November 2019, 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.

1 102 (25.63%) Agile Software Development
2 91 (22.86%) Oracle
3 84 (21.11%) Microsoft
4 81 (20.35%) SQL Server
5 80 (20.10%) .NET
6 68 (17.09%) Python
7 66 (16.58%) Business Intelligence
8 64 (16.08%) Windows
9 59 (14.82%) C#
9 59 (14.82%) Azure
10 54 (13.57%) AWS
10 54 (13.57%) Analytical Skills
11 51 (12.81%) Unix
11 51 (12.81%) Data Warehouse
12 50 (12.56%) Java
13 49 (12.31%) Finance
14 48 (12.06%) Linux
15 46 (11.56%) JavaScript
15 46 (11.56%) Test Automation
16 43 (10.80%) Power BI
16 43 (10.80%) Power Platform
17 42 (10.55%) Analytics
17 42 (10.55%) ETL
18 39 (9.80%) Git (software)
19 38 (9.55%) PL/SQL
19 38 (9.55%) Software Engineering
20 37 (9.30%) Visualisation
20 37 (9.30%) Problem-Solving
21 35 (8.79%) Data Modelling
21 35 (8.79%) Scrum

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 16 (4.02%) Apache Spark
1 16 (4.02%) Confluence
2 13 (3.27%) Jupyter
2 13 (3.27%) SharePoint
3 12 (3.02%) IIS
4 7 (1.76%) Apache
4 7 (1.76%) IBM Notes
4 7 (1.76%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 7 (1.76%) WebLogic
5 5 (1.26%) IBM Domino
5 5 (1.26%) WebSphere
6 4 (1.01%) Elasticsearch
6 4 (1.01%) JBoss
6 4 (1.01%) MS Exchange
7 3 (0.75%) OpenStack
7 3 (0.75%) Oracle Application Server
7 3 (0.75%) Tomcat
7 3 (0.75%) WebSphere Application Server
8 2 (0.50%) MQSeries
8 2 (0.50%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 26 (6.53%) Microsoft Excel
2 22 (5.53%) Microsoft Office
3 7 (1.76%) Microsoft Project
3 7 (1.76%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.75%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.50%) Photoshop
5 2 (0.50%) SPSS
6 1 (0.25%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 11 (2.76%) Dynamics NAV
2 6 (1.51%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.50%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.50%) NetSuite
3 2 (0.50%) Oracle ERP
3 2 (0.50%) Unit4 Business World
4 1 (0.25%) Adobe Campaign
4 1 (0.25%) Maximo
4 1 (0.25%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.25%) Payment Gateway
4 1 (0.25%) SAP Business One
4 1 (0.25%) SAP CO
4 1 (0.25%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.25%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (0.25%) SAP S/4HANA
4 1 (0.25%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 59 (14.82%) Azure
2 54 (13.57%) AWS
3 43 (10.80%) Power Platform
4 11 (2.76%) GCP
4 11 (2.76%) Office 365
5 9 (2.26%) Azure Data Factory
6 8 (2.01%) Serverless
7 6 (1.51%) Amazon EMR
7 6 (1.51%) Amazon S3
7 6 (1.51%) AWS Lambda
7 6 (1.51%) Dynamics 365
8 5 (1.26%) Amazon SQS
8 5 (1.26%) PaaS
9 3 (0.75%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 3 (0.75%) Datadog
9 3 (0.75%) IaaS
9 3 (0.75%) SaaS
10 2 (0.50%) Data Lake Analytics
10 2 (0.50%) Google App Engine
10 2 (0.50%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 10 (2.51%) Firewall
2 9 (2.26%) DNS
3 8 (2.01%) DHCP
3 8 (2.01%) Internet
4 6 (1.51%) TCP/IP
5 4 (1.01%) HTTP
5 4 (1.01%) IP Telephony
5 4 (1.01%) LAN
5 4 (1.01%) MPLS
5 4 (1.01%) NAS
5 4 (1.01%) WAN
6 3 (0.75%) SSH
6 3 (0.75%) Wireless
7 2 (0.50%) FTP
7 2 (0.50%) SAN
8 1 (0.25%) HTTPS
8 1 (0.25%) Skype
8 1 (0.25%) SSL
8 1 (0.25%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 81 (20.35%) SQL Server
2 51 (12.81%) Data Warehouse
3 43 (10.80%) Power BI
4 33 (8.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 28 (7.04%) MySQL
6 23 (5.78%) Relational Database
7 22 (5.53%) Hadoop
7 22 (5.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 19 (4.77%) Amazon Redshift
8 19 (4.77%) Big Data
9 17 (4.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 15 (3.77%) SQL Server 2016
11 14 (3.52%) Oracle Database
12 11 (2.76%) Azure SQL Database
12 11 (2.76%) PostgreSQL
13 10 (2.51%) Data Lake
13 10 (2.51%) SAP HANA
14 9 (2.26%) Amazon RDS
14 9 (2.26%) Apache Hive
15 7 (1.76%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 39 (9.80%) Git (software)
2 25 (6.28%) JIRA
3 20 (5.03%) Jenkins
4 16 (4.02%) Selenium
5 15 (3.77%) Team Foundation Server
6 13 (3.27%) SoapUI
6 13 (3.27%) Visual Studio Team System
7 12 (3.02%) JMeter
8 11 (2.76%) Oracle APEX
9 10 (2.51%) LoadRunner
9 10 (2.51%) Oracle Forms
10 8 (2.01%) Visual Studio
11 6 (1.51%) Cucumber
11 6 (1.51%) Maven
12 5 (1.26%) Bitbucket
12 5 (1.26%) Eclipse
12 5 (1.26%) GitLab
13 4 (1.01%) CA Gen
13 4 (1.01%) Protractor
13 4 (1.01%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 49 (12.31%) Finance
2 22 (5.53%) Public Sector
3 14 (3.52%) Retail
4 8 (2.01%) Law
4 8 (2.01%) Manufacturing
4 8 (2.01%) Pharmaceutical
5 7 (1.76%) Banking
6 5 (1.26%) Games
7 3 (0.75%) Investment Banking
7 3 (0.75%) Legal
7 3 (0.75%) Marketing
7 3 (0.75%) Publishing
7 3 (0.75%) Telecoms
8 2 (0.50%) Electronics
8 2 (0.50%) Local Government
9 1 (0.25%) Advertising
9 1 (0.25%) Billing
9 1 (0.25%) General Ledger
9 1 (0.25%) Military
Job Titles
1 155 (38.94%) Developer
2 67 (16.83%) Analyst
3 29 (7.29%) .NET Developer
4 27 (6.78%) Data Analyst
4 27 (6.78%) Data Engineer
5 23 (5.78%) Consultant
6 22 (5.53%) C# Developer
7 18 (4.52%) SQL Developer
8 16 (4.02%) Administrator
8 16 (4.02%) Senior Developer
9 15 (3.77%) DBA
9 15 (3.77%) Java Developer
9 15 (3.77%) Oracle Developer
10 14 (3.52%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 14 (3.52%) Test Analyst
11 13 (3.27%) Architect
11 13 (3.27%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 13 (3.27%) Tester
12 11 (2.76%) Software Developer
12 11 (2.76%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 80 (20.10%) .NET
2 31 (7.79%) HTML
3 30 (7.54%) XML
4 23 (5.78%) AngularJS
4 23 (5.78%) ASP.NET
5 22 (5.53%) Web Services
6 21 (5.28%) CSS
7 20 (5.03%) Spring
8 18 (4.52%) ASP.NET Web API
9 14 (3.52%) Pandas
10 13 (3.27%) Flask
10 13 (3.27%) REST
10 13 (3.27%) RESTful
10 13 (3.27%) WCF
11 12 (3.02%) ASP.NET MVC
12 11 (2.76%) .NET Framework
12 11 (2.76%) J2EE
12 11 (2.76%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 10 (2.51%) Spring Boot
14 9 (2.26%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 54 (13.57%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (4.02%) Data Structures
3 13 (3.27%) Algorithms
4 10 (2.51%) Management Information System
5 8 (2.01%) NHS
6 7 (1.76%) Clustering
6 7 (1.76%) Enterprise Software
6 7 (1.76%) Enterprise Storage
6 7 (1.76%) Hybrid Cloud
6 7 (1.76%) Linux Command Line
6 7 (1.76%) User Experience
6 7 (1.76%) Wiki
7 5 (1.26%) Data Centre
7 5 (1.26%) Replication
7 5 (1.26%) Self-Motivation
8 4 (1.01%) EPoS
8 4 (1.01%) Life Science
9 3 (0.75%) EMC VNX
9 3 (0.75%) Greenfield Project
9 3 (0.75%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 64 (16.08%) Windows
2 51 (12.81%) Unix
3 48 (12.06%) Linux
4 23 (5.78%) Windows Server
5 8 (2.01%) AIX
6 6 (1.51%) Android
7 4 (1.01%) Apple iOS
7 4 (1.01%) Windows 10
8 3 (0.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (0.75%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (0.50%) Solaris
9 2 (0.50%) Ubuntu
9 2 (0.50%) VMS
9 2 (0.50%) Windows 2000
9 2 (0.50%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (0.50%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (0.50%) Windows Vista
10 1 (0.25%) CentOS
10 1 (0.25%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 102 (25.63%) Agile Software Development
2 66 (16.58%) Business Intelligence
3 46 (11.56%) Test Automation
4 42 (10.55%) Analytics
4 42 (10.55%) ETL
5 38 (9.55%) Software Engineering
6 37 (9.30%) Problem-Solving
6 37 (9.30%) Visualisation
7 35 (8.79%) Data Modelling
7 35 (8.79%) Scrum
8 32 (8.04%) Microservices
9 31 (7.79%) Migration
10 29 (7.29%) TDD
11 25 (6.28%) DevOps
11 25 (6.28%) MVC
12 23 (5.78%) Data Science
13 21 (5.28%) Computer Science
13 21 (5.28%) Test Scripting
14 19 (4.77%) BDD
14 19 (4.77%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 68 (17.09%) Python
2 59 (14.82%) C#
3 50 (12.56%) Java
4 46 (11.56%) JavaScript
5 38 (9.55%) PL/SQL
6 32 (8.04%) T-SQL
7 24 (6.03%) R
8 22 (5.53%) PowerShell
9 18 (4.52%) Perl
10 13 (3.27%) C
10 13 (3.27%) Java 8
11 10 (2.51%) Shell Script
11 10 (2.51%) VB
11 10 (2.51%) VB.NET
12 9 (2.26%) PHP
12 9 (2.26%) TypeScript
13 7 (1.76%) Bash Shell
14 3 (0.75%) RPG
14 3 (0.75%) RPG/400
14 3 (0.75%) VBA
Qualifications
1 26 (6.53%) Degree
2 21 (5.28%) Security Cleared
3 15 (3.77%) ISTQB
4 11 (2.76%) Computer Science Degree
4 11 (2.76%) ISEB
5 9 (2.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 9 (2.26%) PhD
6 8 (2.01%) SC Cleared
7 6 (1.51%) DV Cleared
8 4 (1.01%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (0.75%) CCNA
9 3 (0.75%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (0.75%) MCSE
10 2 (0.50%) HNC
10 2 (0.50%) MCSA
10 2 (0.50%) SANS
10 2 (0.50%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
10 2 (0.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 1 (0.25%) Master's Degree
11 1 (0.25%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (3.77%) QA
2 12 (3.02%) Data Quality
3 8 (2.01%) GxP
4 7 (1.76%) GDPR
5 6 (1.51%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (0.75%) SLA
7 2 (0.50%) HL7
System Software
1 30 (7.54%) Docker
2 28 (7.04%) Active Directory
3 19 (4.77%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (2.76%) vSphere
5 10 (2.51%) Microsoft App-V
6 4 (1.01%) Hyper-V
7 3 (0.75%) Ceph
8 2 (0.50%) HDFS
8 2 (0.50%) NFS
8 2 (0.50%) Oracle RAC
8 2 (0.50%) SRDF
8 2 (0.50%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 2 (0.50%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (0.50%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.25%) Firmware
9 1 (0.25%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.25%) vCloud
9 1 (0.25%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (0.25%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.25%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 30 (7.54%) SCCM
2 12 (3.02%) Ansible
2 12 (3.02%) NetBackup
3 8 (2.01%) Single Sign-On
4 7 (1.76%) Terraform
5 6 (1.51%) Kubernetes
6 5 (1.26%) Prometheus
6 5 (1.26%) Puppet
6 5 (1.26%) WSUS
7 4 (1.01%) Grafana
8 3 (0.75%) HP Quality Center
8 3 (0.75%) Opscode Chef
8 3 (0.75%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 2 (0.50%) EMC TimeFinder
9 2 (0.50%) Kibana
9 2 (0.50%) logstash
9 2 (0.50%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 2 (0.50%) Microsoft Intune
9 2 (0.50%) Tivoli
9 2 (0.50%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 91 (22.86%) Oracle
2 84 (21.11%) Microsoft
3 23 (5.78%) Tableau
4 21 (5.28%) VMware
5 19 (4.77%) SAP
6 18 (4.52%) NetApp
7 14 (3.52%) IBM
7 14 (3.52%) Veritas
8 13 (3.27%) Sophos
9 11 (2.76%) Citrix
10 10 (2.51%) Lotus
10 10 (2.51%) ServiceNow
10 10 (2.51%) Talend
11 9 (2.26%) Google
12 8 (2.01%) Cisco
12 8 (2.01%) MicroStrategy
13 7 (1.76%) Cognos
13 7 (1.76%) Informatica
14 6 (1.51%) Databricks
15 5 (1.26%) hybris