Period
to 24 January 2021

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 24 January 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 of England
6 months to
24 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 8 8 8
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 -1
Contract jobs citing SQL 158 355 508
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East of England 10.94% 9.86% 11.47%
As % of the Programming Languages category 28.42% 28.38% 30.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 122 230 312
Median daily rate £429 £425 £414
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.03% +2.72% +10.33%
10th Percentile £206 £300 £300
90th Percentile £586 £563 £550
England median daily rate £455 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +1.00% - +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 12 17
Median hourly rate £32.50 £20.99 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +54.85% +16.60% -50.00%
10th Percentile £13.50 £15.69 £9.63
90th Percentile £35.00 £25.82 £50.00
England median hourly rate £26.00 £26.25 £28.91
% change year-on-year -0.95% -9.19% +7.96%

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 556 1,251 1,650
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 38.50% 34.73% 37.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 334 774 1,007
Median daily rate £433 £425 £435
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.76% -2.30% +2.35%
10th Percentile £255 £296 £300
90th Percentile £587 £588 £575
England median daily rate £480 £485 £480
% change year-on-year -1.03% +1.04% +1.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 56 63
Median hourly rate £42.75 £45.00 £44.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.00% +2.27% +10.00%
10th Percentile £18.91 £20.25 £15.60
90th Percentile £52.75 £51.00 £52.50
Median hourly rate £42.50 £44.00 £42.27
% change year-on-year -3.41% +4.11% +5.66%

SQL
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

Job postings citing SQL as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing SQL in the East of England.

Daily rate trend for SQL in the East of England

SQL
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing SQL in the East of England over the 6 months to 24 January 2021.

Daily rate histogram for SQL in the East of England

SQL
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing SQL in the East of England.

Hourly rate trend for SQL in the East of England

SQL
Hourly Rate Histogram in the East of England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing SQL in the East of England over the 6 months to 24 January 2021.

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 24 January 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
Hertfordshire 0 52 £450 +12.50% 45
Essex +1 49 £400 - 21
Cambridgeshire 0 29 £500 +11.11% 54
Suffolk -2 12 £475 +15.01% 8
Norfolk +1 8 £162 -61.97% 6
Bedfordshire +1 5 £400 +1.27% 10
SQL
England

For the 6 months to 24 January 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 of England region with a requirement for SQL.

1 37 (23.42%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (22.15%) Azure
3 34 (21.52%) Oracle
4 31 (19.62%) Java
5 29 (18.35%) Microsoft
6 28 (17.72%) Migration
6 28 (17.72%) Analytical Skills
7 27 (17.09%) C#
8 26 (16.46%) Unix
8 26 (16.46%) Windows
9 25 (15.82%) SQL Server
9 25 (15.82%) Problem-Solving
10 23 (14.56%) .NET
10 23 (14.56%) Python
11 22 (13.92%) Data Modelling
12 21 (13.29%) Security Cleared
13 20 (12.66%) JIRA
14 18 (11.39%) Visualisation
14 18 (11.39%) Git (software)
14 18 (11.39%) Business Intelligence
15 17 (10.76%) ETL
16 16 (10.13%) Microsoft Excel
16 16 (10.13%) Scrum
16 16 (10.13%) Degree
17 15 (9.49%) JavaScript
18 14 (8.86%) IBM
18 14 (8.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 14 (8.86%) AngularJS
19 13 (8.23%) Analytics
19 13 (8.23%) Microservices

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 9 (5.70%) Apache
1 9 (5.70%) WebSphere
2 7 (4.43%) Apache Spark
3 6 (3.80%) WebLogic
4 4 (2.53%) JBoss
4 4 (2.53%) SAS
4 4 (2.53%) Tomcat
4 4 (2.53%) WebSphere Application Server
5 3 (1.90%) Confluence
5 3 (1.90%) IBM Domino
5 3 (1.90%) IBM Notes
6 2 (1.27%) Apache Solr
6 2 (1.27%) CMS
6 2 (1.27%) Oracle Workflow
7 1 (0.63%) ColdFusion
7 1 (0.63%) IIS
7 1 (0.63%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.63%) Oracle Application Server
7 1 (0.63%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.63%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 16 (10.13%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (5.06%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.63%) Adobe XD
3 1 (0.63%) Figma
3 1 (0.63%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (3.80%) Magento
2 2 (1.27%) Fredhopper
2 2 (1.27%) SAP Hybris
3 1 (0.63%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.63%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.63%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.63%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 35 (22.15%) Azure
2 13 (8.23%) Power Platform
3 11 (6.96%) AWS
4 7 (4.43%) GCP
5 5 (3.16%) IaaS
5 5 (3.16%) Office 365
5 5 (3.16%) PaaS
6 3 (1.90%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (1.27%) Azure Data Factory
7 2 (1.27%) GitHub
7 2 (1.27%) SpeedCurve
8 1 (0.63%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 1 (0.63%) Amazon EMR
8 1 (0.63%) AWS Lambda
8 1 (0.63%) Azure Functions
8 1 (0.63%) Logic Apps
8 1 (0.63%) Route 53
8 1 (0.63%) Serverless
8 1 (0.63%) SuccessFactors
8 1 (0.63%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.80%) SNMP
2 4 (2.53%) Kerberos
3 2 (1.27%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.63%) DHCP
4 1 (0.63%) DNS
4 1 (0.63%) Firewall
4 1 (0.63%) HTTP
4 1 (0.63%) Internet
4 1 (0.63%) NAS
4 1 (0.63%) SAN
4 1 (0.63%) Skype
4 1 (0.63%) SSH
4 1 (0.63%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (15.82%) SQL Server
2 14 (8.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 13 (8.23%) Power BI
3 13 (8.23%) Relational Database
4 12 (7.59%) Azure SQL Database
4 12 (7.59%) Data Warehouse
5 10 (6.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 9 (5.70%) MySQL
6 9 (5.70%) Pentaho
7 8 (5.06%) Apache Hive
7 8 (5.06%) Big Data
8 5 (3.16%) DB2
8 5 (3.16%) MS Access
8 5 (3.16%) Oracle Database
9 4 (2.53%) Amazon RDS
9 4 (2.53%) DbVisualizer
9 4 (2.53%) Oracle Reports
9 4 (2.53%) SQL Server 2008
9 4 (2.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 4 (2.53%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 20 (12.66%) JIRA
2 18 (11.39%) Git (software)
3 11 (6.96%) Jenkins
4 6 (3.80%) Bitbucket
4 6 (3.80%) Selenium
5 5 (3.16%) GitLab
5 5 (3.16%) Protractor
6 4 (2.53%) Cucumber
6 4 (2.53%) JMeter
6 4 (2.53%) REST Assured
7 3 (1.90%) ER Studio
7 3 (1.90%) ERwin
7 3 (1.90%) SoapUI
8 2 (1.27%) JUnit
8 2 (1.27%) Maven
8 2 (1.27%) Subversion
8 2 (1.27%) WebDriver
8 2 (1.27%) WebPageTest
9 1 (0.63%) NUnit
9 1 (0.63%) Visual Studio
General
1 13 (8.23%) Finance
2 11 (6.96%) Public Sector
3 6 (3.80%) Retail
4 4 (2.53%) Banking
4 4 (2.53%) Pharmaceutical
5 3 (1.90%) Games
6 2 (1.27%) Financial Institution
6 2 (1.27%) Law
6 2 (1.27%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.63%) Legal
7 1 (0.63%) Marketing
7 1 (0.63%) Portuguese Language
7 1 (0.63%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 57 (36.08%) Developer
2 30 (18.99%) Analyst
3 12 (7.59%) SQL Developer
4 11 (6.96%) .NET Developer
4 11 (6.96%) Consultant
5 10 (6.33%) Angular Developer
5 10 (6.33%) Full Stack Developer
6 9 (5.70%) Java Developer
7 8 (5.06%) C# Developer
7 8 (5.06%) Data Scientist
8 7 (4.43%) Data Analyst
9 6 (3.80%) Architect
9 6 (3.80%) Report Analyst
9 6 (3.80%) Software Developer
9 6 (3.80%) Test Analyst
10 5 (3.16%) DBA
10 5 (3.16%) Infrastructure Consultant
10 5 (3.16%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 4 (2.53%) Technical Analyst
11 4 (2.53%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (14.56%) .NET
2 14 (8.86%) AngularJS
3 11 (6.96%) Web Services
4 10 (6.33%) CSS
4 10 (6.33%) SOAP
4 10 (6.33%) Spring
5 9 (5.70%) HTML
5 9 (5.70%) REST
5 9 (5.70%) RESTful
5 9 (5.70%) XML
6 8 (5.06%) Hibernate
7 7 (4.43%) JPA
7 7 (4.43%) Keras
7 7 (4.43%) PyTorch
7 7 (4.43%) TensorFlow
8 6 (3.80%) Node.js
8 6 (3.80%) NumPy
8 6 (3.80%) Pandas
8 6 (3.80%) scikit-learn
8 6 (3.80%) XGBoost
Miscellaneous
1 28 (17.72%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (7.59%) NHS
3 9 (5.70%) Algorithms
4 5 (3.16%) Linux Command Line
4 5 (3.16%) Management Information System
5 4 (2.53%) Reference Data
6 3 (1.90%) Data Centre
6 3 (1.90%) Data Structures
6 3 (1.90%) Freedom of Information
6 3 (1.90%) Freedom of Information Act
6 3 (1.90%) Replication
6 3 (1.90%) Self-Motivation
7 2 (1.27%) FMCG
7 2 (1.27%) User Experience
8 1 (0.63%) CMDB
8 1 (0.63%) DataPower
8 1 (0.63%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.63%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 1 (0.63%) Semantic Web
8 1 (0.63%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 26 (16.46%) Unix
1 26 (16.46%) Windows
2 13 (8.23%) Linux
3 10 (6.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (5.70%) Windows Server
5 3 (1.90%) AIX
5 3 (1.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (1.90%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (1.90%) Windows Server 2016
5 3 (1.90%) Windows Server 2019
6 2 (1.27%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (23.42%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (17.72%) Migration
3 25 (15.82%) Problem-Solving
4 22 (13.92%) Data Modelling
5 18 (11.39%) Business Intelligence
5 18 (11.39%) Visualisation
6 17 (10.76%) ETL
7 16 (10.13%) Scrum
8 13 (8.23%) Analytics
8 13 (8.23%) Microservices
8 13 (8.23%) Test Automation
9 12 (7.59%) Computer Science
9 12 (7.59%) Data Visualisation
10 11 (6.96%) Data Analysis
10 11 (6.96%) Data Science
10 11 (6.96%) Mathematics
10 11 (6.96%) Performance Tuning
10 11 (6.96%) Software Engineering
11 10 (6.33%) Configuration Management
11 10 (6.33%) Machine Learning
Programming Languages
1 31 (19.62%) Java
2 27 (17.09%) C#
3 23 (14.56%) Python
4 15 (9.49%) JavaScript
5 9 (5.70%) Perl
6 8 (5.06%) PL/SQL
6 8 (5.06%) Shell Script
6 8 (5.06%) T-SQL
7 7 (4.43%) Bash Shell
8 6 (3.80%) PowerShell
8 6 (3.80%) TypeScript
8 6 (3.80%) VB
9 5 (3.16%) R
9 5 (3.16%) Scala
10 4 (2.53%) C++
11 3 (1.90%) VB.NET
12 2 (1.27%) AWK
12 2 (1.27%) C
12 2 (1.27%) Java 8
12 2 (1.27%) PHP
Qualifications
1 21 (13.29%) Security Cleared
2 16 (10.13%) Degree
3 13 (8.23%) SC Cleared
4 6 (3.80%) DV Cleared
4 6 (3.80%) Numerate Degree
5 5 (3.16%) Computer Science Degree
5 5 (3.16%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (1.90%) ISTQB
6 3 (1.90%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 3 (1.90%) MCSE
6 3 (1.90%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
6 3 (1.90%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 2 (1.27%) ISEB
8 1 (0.63%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.63%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (0.63%) Master's Degree
8 1 (0.63%) MCP
8 1 (0.63%) OCP
8 1 (0.63%) Oracle Certification
8 1 (0.63%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.90%) CDISC
1 3 (1.90%) Data Quality
1 3 (1.90%) QA
2 1 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.63%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.63%) SLA
2 1 (0.63%) SNOMED CT
System Software
1 10 (6.33%) Active Directory
1 10 (6.33%) Docker
2 7 (4.43%) Hyper-V
3 6 (3.80%) Microsoft App-V
3 6 (3.80%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.63%) HDFS
4 1 (0.63%) Postfix
4 1 (0.63%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 9 (5.70%) SCCM
2 6 (3.80%) HP ALM
3 5 (3.16%) Kubernetes
3 5 (3.16%) Netcool
3 5 (3.16%) Netcool/OMNIbus
3 5 (3.16%) Netcool/Webtop
3 5 (3.16%) Single Sign-On
3 5 (3.16%) Tivoli
4 4 (2.53%) PingFederate
5 3 (1.90%) Ansible
5 3 (1.90%) Control-M
5 3 (1.90%) Grafana
5 3 (1.90%) NetBackup
5 3 (1.90%) vRealize
6 2 (1.27%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (1.27%) Puppet
7 1 (0.63%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.63%) Microsoft Intune
7 1 (0.63%) Oracle Statspack
7 1 (0.63%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 34 (21.52%) Oracle
2 29 (18.35%) Microsoft
3 14 (8.86%) IBM
4 9 (5.70%) SAP
5 7 (4.43%) Google
5 7 (4.43%) VMware
6 6 (3.80%) HP
6 6 (3.80%) hybris
7 5 (3.16%) RedGate
7 5 (3.16%) Splunk
8 4 (2.53%) Ping Identity
9 3 (1.90%) Dynatrace
9 3 (1.90%) Lotus
9 3 (1.90%) Veeam
9 3 (1.90%) Veritas
9 3 (1.90%) Xerox
10 2 (1.27%) BMC
10 2 (1.27%) Informatica
10 2 (1.27%) Red Hat
10 2 (1.27%) Salesforce.com