Period
to 19 February 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 19 February 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
19 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 7 8 7
Rank change year-on-year +1 -1 -2
Contract jobs citing SQL 555 519 716
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 11.91% 11.79% 14.09%
As % of the Programming Languages category 30.82% 30.03% 38.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 333 334 478
East of England median daily rate £375 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -6.67% +5.63%
10th Percentile £281 £208 £240
90th Percentile £525 £505 £501
England median daily rate £438 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +9.38% - +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 22 33
East of England median hourly rate £40.00 £33.00 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.21% -8.33% -
10th Percentile £16.25 £12.37 £14.60
90th Percentile £43.88 £46.90 £47.50
England median hourly rate £27.00 £32.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year -16.92% - +20.37%

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 1,801 1,728 1,845
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 38.66% 39.25% 36.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,026 1,028 1,050
East of England median daily rate £425 £389 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.32% +3.67% -
10th Percentile £294 £250 £263
90th Percentile £588 £538 £531
England median daily rate £475 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +11.76% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 110 126 178
East of England median hourly rate £41.50 £41.19 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.76% +5.61% +4.00%
10th Percentile £18.38 £29.50 £26.00
90th Percentile £57.50 £52.44 £52.25
England median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +13.64%

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 19 February 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 19 February 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 19 February 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 +3 197 £365 +14.51% 101
Cambridgeshire +3 142 £375 +7.14% 118
Essex -13 76 £450 +28.57% 58
Bedfordshire -2 75 £350 -6.67% 35
Suffolk -1 38 £425 +25.93% 42
Norfolk -17 27 £325 -7.80% 25
SQL
England

For the 6 months to 19 February 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.

1 165 (29.73%) SQL Server
2 147 (26.49%) Java
3 146 (26.31%) Agile Software Development
4 134 (24.14%) Oracle
5 107 (19.28%) Finance
6 100 (18.02%) Windows
7 96 (17.30%) .NET
7 96 (17.30%) Microsoft
8 95 (17.12%) Linux
9 87 (15.68%) JavaScript
10 84 (15.14%) C#
11 82 (14.77%) Web Services
12 81 (14.59%) XML
12 81 (14.59%) HTML
12 81 (14.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 71 (12.79%) MVC
14 70 (12.61%) Business Intelligence
15 67 (12.07%) Analytical Skills
16 61 (10.99%) T-SQL
16 61 (10.99%) CSS
17 60 (10.81%) Data Warehouse
18 59 (10.63%) Data Modelling
18 59 (10.63%) PL/SQL
19 56 (10.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
19 56 (10.09%) Spring
20 55 (9.91%) Git (software)
21 52 (9.37%) Scrum
22 51 (9.19%) Migration
23 50 (9.01%) IBM
24 49 (8.83%) Unix

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 41 (7.39%) JBoss
2 25 (4.50%) WebSphere
3 24 (4.32%) WebLogic
4 21 (3.78%) Confluence
5 19 (3.42%) Tomcat
6 18 (3.24%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 16 (2.88%) Apache
7 16 (2.88%) SharePoint
8 15 (2.70%) IIS
8 15 (2.70%) MS Exchange
9 13 (2.34%) Skype for Business
10 12 (2.16%) Apache Spark
11 10 (1.80%) WebSphere Application Server
12 9 (1.62%) Elasticsearch
13 7 (1.26%) Drupal
14 5 (0.90%) Apache Solr
14 5 (0.90%) CMS
15 4 (0.72%) SAS
16 3 (0.54%) BizTalk Server
16 3 (0.54%) Mule
Applications
1 14 (2.52%) Microsoft Excel
2 12 (2.16%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (0.72%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.18%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 12 (2.16%) Magento
2 7 (1.26%) Payment Gateway
3 6 (1.08%) Dynamics CRM
3 6 (1.08%) Unica
4 5 (0.90%) ResourceLink
5 4 (0.72%) Dynamics NAV
6 3 (0.54%) Dynamics AX
6 3 (0.54%) iTrent
6 3 (0.54%) Oracle EBS
6 3 (0.54%) SAP Business One
6 3 (0.54%) Unit4 Business World
7 2 (0.36%) Adobe Campaign
7 2 (0.36%) Oracle EBS R12
7 2 (0.36%) Raiser's Edge
8 1 (0.18%) Infor M3
8 1 (0.18%) Infor SunSystems
8 1 (0.18%) Kypera Housing
8 1 (0.18%) Oracle BPM
8 1 (0.18%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 1 (0.18%) Orchard Housing
Cloud Services
1 38 (6.85%) Microsoft Azure
2 25 (4.50%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (1.08%) GitHub
3 6 (1.08%) Office 365
4 5 (0.90%) Azure Data Factory
4 5 (0.90%) Data Lake Analytics
4 5 (0.90%) PaaS
5 4 (0.72%) Sauce Labs
6 3 (0.54%) Dynamics 365
6 3 (0.54%) IaaS
6 3 (0.54%) SaaS
7 2 (0.36%) Amazon EMR
7 2 (0.36%) Amazon Kinesis
7 2 (0.36%) Azure Machine Learning
7 2 (0.36%) Heroku
8 1 (0.18%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.18%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.18%) Amazon SQS
8 1 (0.18%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.18%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 18 (3.24%) DNS
2 17 (3.06%) SAN
2 17 (3.06%) TCP/IP
3 15 (2.70%) Internet
4 14 (2.52%) DHCP
5 13 (2.34%) HTTP
6 11 (1.98%) Fibre Channel
6 11 (1.98%) iSCSI
6 11 (1.98%) NAS
7 6 (1.08%) SSL
7 6 (1.08%) Wireless
8 4 (0.72%) Firewall
8 4 (0.72%) IMAP
8 4 (0.72%) SMS
8 4 (0.72%) SMTP
8 4 (0.72%) WAN
9 3 (0.54%) LAN
10 2 (0.36%) Cisco ASA
10 2 (0.36%) SNMP
10 2 (0.36%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 165 (29.73%) SQL Server
2 81 (14.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 60 (10.81%) Data Warehouse
4 56 (10.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 48 (8.65%) Relational Database
6 31 (5.59%) MongoDB
6 31 (5.59%) Oracle Database
7 30 (5.41%) SQL Server 2008
8 29 (5.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 26 (4.68%) NoSQL
10 25 (4.50%) SQL Server 2012
11 24 (4.32%) DB2
11 24 (4.32%) Power BI
12 23 (4.14%) MySQL
13 21 (3.78%) Big Data
13 21 (3.78%) BusinessObjects
14 20 (3.60%) Oracle Reports
15 18 (3.24%) Hadoop
16 17 (3.06%) RDBMS
17 16 (2.88%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 55 (9.91%) Git (software)
2 44 (7.93%) Jenkins
3 40 (7.21%) JIRA
4 35 (6.31%) Visual Studio
5 27 (4.86%) Team Foundation Server
6 24 (4.32%) Maven
7 23 (4.14%) JUnit
7 23 (4.14%) Selenium
8 21 (3.78%) SoapUI
9 18 (3.24%) Cucumber
10 17 (3.06%) JMeter
11 12 (2.16%) Subversion
11 12 (2.16%) WebDriver
12 11 (1.98%) The Grinder
13 9 (1.62%) Gradle
13 9 (1.62%) LoadRunner
13 9 (1.62%) Mockito
13 9 (1.62%) Toad
14 7 (1.26%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 6 (1.08%) Zephyr
General
1 107 (19.28%) Finance
2 30 (5.41%) Retail
3 16 (2.88%) Marketing
4 11 (1.98%) Manufacturing
5 10 (1.80%) Games
5 10 (1.80%) Publishing
6 8 (1.44%) Telecoms
7 6 (1.08%) Banking
7 6 (1.08%) Legal
8 5 (0.90%) Electronics
9 4 (0.72%) Automotive
9 4 (0.72%) Corporate Banking
9 4 (0.72%) Pharmaceutical
10 3 (0.54%) Advertising
10 3 (0.54%) French Language
11 2 (0.36%) Billing
11 2 (0.36%) General Ledger
12 1 (0.18%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.18%) Front Office
12 1 (0.18%) Law
Job Titles
1 240 (43.24%) Developer
2 110 (19.82%) Analyst
3 81 (14.59%) SQL Developer
4 58 (10.45%) Java Developer
5 40 (7.21%) DBA
6 36 (6.49%) SQL DBA
7 34 (6.13%) Data Analyst
8 31 (5.59%) .NET Developer
8 31 (5.59%) C# Developer
9 25 (4.50%) Senior Developer
10 22 (3.96%) Consultant
10 22 (3.96%) JSP Developer
10 22 (3.96%) Software Engineer
11 21 (3.78%) Business Analyst
12 18 (3.24%) C# .NET Developer
12 18 (3.24%) Support Engineer
13 17 (3.06%) Applications Support
13 17 (3.06%) Tester
14 16 (2.88%) Senior Analyst
15 14 (2.52%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 96 (17.30%) .NET
2 82 (14.77%) Web Services
3 81 (14.59%) HTML
3 81 (14.59%) XML
4 61 (10.99%) CSS
5 56 (10.09%) Spring
6 43 (7.75%) JSON
7 39 (7.03%) SOAP
8 38 (6.85%) AngularJS
9 36 (6.49%) jQuery
10 35 (6.31%) Spring MVC
11 33 (5.95%) ASP.NET
12 32 (5.77%) REST
13 29 (5.23%) J2EE
13 29 (5.23%) JSP
14 26 (4.68%) ASP.NET Web API
15 25 (4.50%) RESTful
16 21 (3.78%) Hibernate
16 21 (3.78%) HTML5
17 20 (3.60%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 67 (12.07%) Analytical Skills
2 25 (4.50%) Replication
3 18 (3.24%) Enterprise Software
4 16 (2.88%) Clustering
4 16 (2.88%) Management Information System
5 13 (2.34%) N-Tier
6 12 (2.16%) Client/Server
6 12 (2.16%) Data Structures
7 11 (1.98%) Computer Science
7 11 (1.98%) Greenfield Project
8 10 (1.80%) User Experience
9 7 (1.26%) Data Centre
9 7 (1.26%) Mobile App
9 7 (1.26%) Reference Data
9 7 (1.26%) W3C
10 5 (0.90%) Life Science
11 4 (0.72%) Fintech
12 3 (0.54%) Blog
12 3 (0.54%) Embedded Systems
12 3 (0.54%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 100 (18.02%) Windows
2 95 (17.12%) Linux
3 49 (8.83%) Unix
4 26 (4.68%) Windows Server
5 11 (1.98%) Mac OS X
6 10 (1.80%) AIX
7 8 (1.44%) Ubuntu
8 6 (1.08%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (0.90%) Android
9 5 (0.90%) Apple iOS
9 5 (0.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 5 (0.90%) Solaris
10 4 (0.72%) Windows Server 2008
11 3 (0.54%) VMS
11 3 (0.54%) Windows Vista
12 2 (0.36%) CentOS
12 2 (0.36%) HPUX
12 2 (0.36%) Windows 7
12 2 (0.36%) Windows Server 2003
12 2 (0.36%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 146 (26.31%) Agile Software Development
2 71 (12.79%) MVC
3 70 (12.61%) Business Intelligence
4 59 (10.63%) Data Modelling
5 52 (9.37%) Scrum
6 51 (9.19%) Migration
7 49 (8.83%) TDD
8 47 (8.47%) Continuous Integration
9 46 (8.29%) E-Commerce
10 45 (8.11%) ETL
11 43 (7.75%) Data Analysis
12 42 (7.57%) ITIL
13 41 (7.39%) Analytics
14 40 (7.21%) Performance Tuning
15 36 (6.49%) CRM
16 34 (6.13%) Data Migration
16 34 (6.13%) Software Engineering
17 30 (5.41%) Test Automation
18 28 (5.05%) Performance Monitoring
19 24 (4.32%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 147 (26.49%) Java
2 87 (15.68%) JavaScript
3 84 (15.14%) C#
4 61 (10.99%) T-SQL
5 59 (10.63%) PL/SQL
6 45 (8.11%) Python
7 32 (5.77%) C++
8 27 (4.86%) Perl
8 27 (4.86%) PowerShell
9 24 (4.32%) C
9 24 (4.32%) PHP
10 17 (3.06%) R
11 16 (2.88%) VBScript
12 12 (2.16%) AWK
12 12 (2.16%) VB.NET
13 8 (1.44%) VBA
14 7 (1.26%) Bash Shell
14 7 (1.26%) Ruby
14 7 (1.26%) Shell Script
15 5 (0.90%) Scala
Qualifications
1 36 (6.49%) Degree
2 28 (5.05%) Security Cleared
3 20 (3.60%) Microsoft Certification
4 19 (3.42%) SC Cleared
5 14 (2.52%) MCSE
6 13 (2.34%) MCSA
7 10 (1.80%) ISEB
7 10 (1.80%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
7 10 (1.80%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 8 (1.44%) ISTQB
9 6 (1.08%) DV Cleared
9 6 (1.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 5 (0.90%) Computer Science Degree
11 4 (0.72%) ITIL Certification
12 3 (0.54%) CCNA
12 3 (0.54%) Cisco Certification
13 2 (0.36%) ISEB Practitioner
14 1 (0.18%) CCA
14 1 (0.18%) Citrix Certification
14 1 (0.18%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (4.68%) Data Quality
2 24 (4.32%) QA
3 18 (3.24%) SLA
4 4 (0.72%) IFRS
5 3 (0.54%) IFRS 9
6 2 (0.36%) GDPR
6 2 (0.36%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.18%) PMO
System Software
1 34 (6.13%) Active Directory
2 23 (4.14%) Docker
3 21 (3.78%) VMware Infrastructure
4 14 (2.52%) Hyper-V
5 11 (1.98%) Terminal Services
5 11 (1.98%) VMware ESXi
6 6 (1.08%) vSphere
7 5 (0.90%) XenApp
8 4 (0.72%) XenDesktop
9 2 (0.36%) Apache Flume
9 2 (0.36%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 2 (0.36%) HDFS
9 2 (0.36%) Oracle RAC
10 1 (0.18%) ISA Server
10 1 (0.18%) Virtual Machines
10 1 (0.18%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 15 (2.70%) SCCM
2 13 (2.34%) Microsoft Clustering
2 13 (2.34%) SCOM
3 12 (2.16%) Norton AntiVirus
4 11 (1.98%) Backup Exec
4 11 (1.98%) HP Data Protector
4 11 (1.98%) NetBackup
5 9 (1.62%) Grafana
6 6 (1.08%) Ansible
6 6 (1.08%) Puppet
7 5 (0.90%) HP Quality Center
8 4 (0.72%) Kubernetes
8 4 (0.72%) Mesos
8 4 (0.72%) Opscode Chef
9 3 (0.54%) McAfee ePO
9 3 (0.54%) vMotion
10 2 (0.36%) WSUS
11 1 (0.18%) Data Guard
11 1 (0.18%) Oracle RMAN
11 1 (0.18%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 134 (24.14%) Oracle
2 96 (17.30%) Microsoft
3 50 (9.01%) IBM
4 30 (5.41%) VMware
5 29 (5.23%) Citrix
6 22 (3.96%) HP
7 19 (3.42%) SAP
8 17 (3.06%) NetApp
9 16 (2.88%) Cognos
9 16 (2.88%) Tableau
10 14 (2.52%) Symantec
11 13 (2.34%) CommVault
11 13 (2.34%) Dell
11 13 (2.34%) Sybase
12 12 (2.16%) hybris
13 11 (1.98%) 3PAR
13 11 (1.98%) AppDynamics
13 11 (1.98%) Atlassian
13 11 (1.98%) EqualLogic
13 11 (1.98%) Veritas