Period
to 16 July 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 16 July 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
16 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 7 7 7
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 0
Contract jobs citing SQL 511 583 567
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 11.89% 12.35% 12.23%
As % of the Programming Languages category 31.47% 33.31% 31.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 296 369 367
East of England median daily rate £425 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +10.34% -2.03%
10th Percentile £283 £280 £242
90th Percentile £575 £538 £479
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 21 20
East of England median hourly rate £35.00 £27.50 £34.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +27.27% -19.71% -1.44%
10th Percentile £14.60 £13.50 £14.85
90th Percentile £53.75 £45.00 £45.09
England median hourly rate £31.50 £25.01 £39.50
% change year-on-year +25.97% -36.70% +38.60%

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 1,624 1,750 1,822
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 37.78% 37.08% 39.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 926 1,064 1,061
East of England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £317 £281 £275
90th Percentile £588 £563 £562
England median daily rate £480 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 71 69 119
East of England median hourly rate £45.00 £42.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +5.00% +6.67%
10th Percentile £18.00 £16.00 £29.70
90th Percentile £52.50 £56.25 £52.90
England median hourly rate £43.25 £41.50 £41.25
% change year-on-year +4.22% +0.61% +10.00%

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 16 July 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 16 July 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 16 July 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
Cambridgeshire +4 164 £450 +12.50% 95
Hertfordshire -2 149 £413 +8.55% 102
Essex -7 100 £450 -2.86% 19
Suffolk +2 40 £419 +4.69% 23
Bedfordshire -6 39 £425 +6.25% 26
Norfolk -7 17 £425 +41.67% 27
East Anglia - 2 £450 - 17
SQL
England

For the 6 months to 16 July 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.

1 124 (24.27%) Oracle
2 112 (21.92%) Agile Software Development
3 104 (20.35%) SQL Server
4 99 (19.37%) Microsoft
5 96 (18.79%) Unix
6 94 (18.40%) .NET
7 85 (16.63%) C#
8 80 (15.66%) Java
9 78 (15.26%) ETL
10 74 (14.48%) Business Intelligence
10 74 (14.48%) Test Automation
11 73 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
12 67 (13.11%) Python
13 61 (11.94%) Linux
13 61 (11.94%) Analytical Skills
14 60 (11.74%) JavaScript
15 59 (11.55%) HTML
16 57 (11.15%) Web Services
17 55 (10.76%) Windows
17 55 (10.76%) Analytics
18 54 (10.57%) Data Warehouse
19 52 (10.18%) Data Modelling
20 51 (9.98%) Scrum
20 51 (9.98%) JIRA
20 51 (9.98%) Test Scripting
21 49 (9.59%) Finance
22 48 (9.39%) Problem-Solving
23 47 (9.20%) Amazon AWS
24 44 (8.61%) T-SQL
25 43 (8.41%) PL/SQL

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 31 (6.07%) Confluence
2 28 (5.48%) SharePoint
3 24 (4.70%) Apache Spark
4 17 (3.33%) IIS
5 16 (3.13%) WebLogic
6 11 (2.15%) WebSphere
7 7 (1.37%) Jupyter
8 6 (1.17%) BizTalk Server
8 6 (1.17%) SAS
9 4 (0.78%) Tomcat
10 3 (0.59%) Apache
10 3 (0.59%) CMS
10 3 (0.59%) Umbraco
11 2 (0.39%) Elasticsearch
11 2 (0.39%) JBoss
11 2 (0.39%) MQSeries
11 2 (0.39%) MS Exchange
11 2 (0.39%) NServiceBus
11 2 (0.39%) OpenStack
11 2 (0.39%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 33 (6.46%) Microsoft Excel
2 18 (3.52%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.39%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (0.39%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.20%) InfoPath
4 1 (0.20%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.20%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 12 (2.35%) Dynamics NAV
2 8 (1.57%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (0.98%) Infor M3
4 4 (0.78%) Magento
4 4 (0.78%) Maximo
5 3 (0.59%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (0.59%) NetSuite
5 3 (0.59%) Oracle ERP
5 3 (0.59%) Payment Gateway
6 2 (0.39%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (0.20%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 1 (0.20%) Cognos TM1
7 1 (0.20%) Oracle Financials
7 1 (0.20%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 1 (0.20%) SAP Business One
7 1 (0.20%) SAP CO
7 1 (0.20%) SAP ERP
7 1 (0.20%) SAP FI
7 1 (0.20%) SAP FI/CO
7 1 (0.20%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 73 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 47 (9.20%) Amazon AWS
3 34 (6.65%) Power Platform
4 16 (3.13%) Office 365
5 14 (2.74%) GitHub
5 14 (2.74%) Google Cloud Platform
5 14 (2.74%) PaaS
6 12 (2.35%) Serverless
7 11 (2.15%) Azure Functions
8 10 (1.96%) Azure Data Factory
8 10 (1.96%) Azure ExpressRoute
9 9 (1.76%) Amazon S3
10 6 (1.17%) Dynamics 365
11 4 (0.78%) Amazon Glacier
11 4 (0.78%) SaaS
12 3 (0.59%) IaaS
12 3 (0.59%) npm
13 2 (0.39%) Amazon EMR
13 2 (0.39%) Amazon SQS
13 2 (0.39%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 22 (4.31%) Internet
2 12 (2.35%) FTP
2 12 (2.35%) HTTP
3 11 (2.15%) VPN
4 10 (1.96%) NAS
4 10 (1.96%) SAN
5 7 (1.37%) Firewall
5 7 (1.37%) LAN
5 7 (1.37%) Wireless
6 6 (1.17%) DHCP
6 6 (1.17%) DNS
6 6 (1.17%) TCP/IP
7 5 (0.98%) WAN
8 4 (0.78%) SSH
9 3 (0.59%) Cisco Wireless
9 3 (0.59%) Kerberos
10 2 (0.39%) Cisco ASA
10 2 (0.39%) MPLS
10 2 (0.39%) VLAN
11 1 (0.20%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 104 (20.35%) SQL Server
2 54 (10.57%) Data Warehouse
3 43 (8.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 39 (7.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 38 (7.44%) MySQL
6 34 (6.65%) Power BI
6 34 (6.65%) Relational Database
7 29 (5.68%) MongoDB
7 29 (5.68%) PostgreSQL
8 26 (5.09%) Big Data
9 24 (4.70%) NoSQL
10 20 (3.91%) Pentaho
11 18 (3.52%) Oracle Database
12 16 (3.13%) Cosmos DB
13 15 (2.94%) Apache Hive
13 15 (2.94%) BusinessObjects
13 15 (2.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 14 (2.74%) Amazon RDS
14 14 (2.74%) Hadoop
15 13 (2.54%) HBase
Development Applications
1 51 (9.98%) JIRA
2 43 (8.41%) Git (software)
3 41 (8.02%) Selenium
4 28 (5.48%) Visual Studio
5 25 (4.89%) Jenkins
6 24 (4.70%) SoapUI
7 20 (3.91%) Cucumber
8 15 (2.94%) JMeter
9 14 (2.74%) Team Foundation Server
10 12 (2.35%) Bitbucket
10 12 (2.35%) LoadRunner
10 12 (2.35%) Maven
11 9 (1.76%) Visual Studio Team System
12 7 (1.37%) CA Gen
12 7 (1.37%) Mercurial
12 7 (1.37%) Toad
13 6 (1.17%) Oracle Forms
13 6 (1.17%) Subversion
14 5 (0.98%) Checkstyle
14 5 (0.98%) WebDriver
General
1 49 (9.59%) Finance
2 17 (3.33%) Pharmaceutical
3 15 (2.94%) Retail
4 14 (2.74%) Law
5 7 (1.37%) Manufacturing
6 5 (0.98%) Banking
6 5 (0.98%) Games
6 5 (0.98%) Legal
7 4 (0.78%) French Language
7 4 (0.78%) Marketing
8 3 (0.59%) German Language
9 2 (0.39%) Billing
9 2 (0.39%) Electronics
9 2 (0.39%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.20%) Advertising
10 1 (0.20%) Back Office
10 1 (0.20%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.20%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 200 (39.14%) Developer
2 75 (14.68%) Analyst
3 40 (7.83%) SQL Developer
4 38 (7.44%) .NET Developer
5 37 (7.24%) Consultant
6 32 (6.26%) C# Developer
7 28 (5.48%) Data Analyst
8 27 (5.28%) Test Analyst
8 27 (5.28%) Tester
9 24 (4.70%) Architect
9 24 (4.70%) Java Developer
10 23 (4.50%) Senior Developer
10 23 (4.50%) Software Developer
11 20 (3.91%) C# .NET Developer
12 19 (3.72%) Business Intelligence Developer
12 19 (3.72%) Data Engineer
12 19 (3.72%) DBA
12 19 (3.72%) Software Engineer
13 17 (3.33%) ETL Developer
14 16 (3.13%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 94 (18.40%) .NET
2 59 (11.55%) HTML
3 57 (11.15%) Web Services
4 42 (8.22%) CSS
5 40 (7.83%) XML
6 38 (7.44%) ASP.NET
7 32 (6.26%) Spring
8 30 (5.87%) AngularJS
9 27 (5.28%) ASP.NET Web API
10 24 (4.70%) REST
11 23 (4.50%) jQuery
12 22 (4.31%) ASP.NET MVC
13 21 (4.11%) HTML5
13 21 (4.11%) JSON
14 17 (3.33%) LDAP
14 17 (3.33%) RESTful
15 15 (2.94%) .NET Framework
15 15 (2.94%) OpenID
15 15 (2.94%) SAML
16 14 (2.74%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 61 (11.94%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (3.91%) Management Information System
3 18 (3.52%) Enterprise Software
4 16 (3.13%) User Experience
5 15 (2.94%) Algorithms
6 13 (2.54%) Linux Command Line
7 12 (2.35%) Reference Data
8 11 (2.15%) Client/Server
9 9 (1.76%) Data Centre
10 8 (1.57%) Hybrid Cloud
11 7 (1.37%) Data Structures
11 7 (1.37%) NHS
12 6 (1.17%) Greenfield Project
13 5 (0.98%) Life Science
13 5 (0.98%) Wiki
14 4 (0.78%) e-Health
14 4 (0.78%) LIMS
14 4 (0.78%) PACS
14 4 (0.78%) PKI
14 4 (0.78%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 96 (18.79%) Unix
2 61 (11.94%) Linux
3 55 (10.76%) Windows
4 13 (2.54%) Windows Server
5 10 (1.96%) Apple iOS
6 8 (1.57%) Android
7 7 (1.37%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (1.17%) Windows 10
8 6 (1.17%) Windows 7
9 5 (0.98%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (0.98%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (0.78%) AIX
11 3 (0.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (0.39%) Data ONTAP
12 2 (0.39%) Mac OS
12 2 (0.39%) Solaris
12 2 (0.39%) Windows 2000
13 1 (0.20%) Kali Linux
13 1 (0.20%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.20%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 112 (21.92%) Agile Software Development
2 78 (15.26%) ETL
3 74 (14.48%) Business Intelligence
3 74 (14.48%) Test Automation
4 55 (10.76%) Analytics
5 52 (10.18%) Data Modelling
6 51 (9.98%) Scrum
6 51 (9.98%) Test Scripting
7 48 (9.39%) Problem-Solving
8 39 (7.63%) BDD
9 36 (7.05%) Microservices
9 36 (7.05%) MVC
9 36 (7.05%) Visualisation
10 35 (6.85%) Software Engineering
10 35 (6.85%) TDD
11 34 (6.65%) SDLC
12 30 (5.87%) Continuous Integration
13 28 (5.48%) Data Integration
14 25 (4.89%) Migration
15 24 (4.70%) Computer Science
Programming Languages
1 85 (16.63%) C#
2 80 (15.66%) Java
3 67 (13.11%) Python
4 60 (11.74%) JavaScript
5 44 (8.61%) T-SQL
6 43 (8.41%) PL/SQL
7 35 (6.85%) Shell Script
8 33 (6.46%) PowerShell
9 23 (4.50%) Java 8
10 17 (3.33%) R
11 15 (2.94%) Perl
12 13 (2.54%) C
13 10 (1.96%) Scala
14 9 (1.76%) TypeScript
14 9 (1.76%) VB
15 8 (1.57%) C++
16 7 (1.37%) VB.NET
16 7 (1.37%) VBScript
17 6 (1.17%) ES6
17 6 (1.17%) PHP
Qualifications
1 37 (7.24%) Security Cleared
2 34 (6.65%) ISTQB
3 32 (6.26%) Degree
4 26 (5.09%) ISEB
4 26 (5.09%) SC Cleared
5 21 (4.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 14 (2.74%) Computer Science Degree
6 14 (2.74%) PhD
7 10 (1.96%) Master's Degree
8 8 (1.57%) DV Cleared
9 3 (0.59%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 2 (0.39%) CCNA
10 2 (0.39%) Cisco Certification
10 2 (0.39%) DBS Check
10 2 (0.39%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (0.39%) Numerate Degree
11 1 (0.20%) BPSS Clearance
11 1 (0.20%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.20%) MCSA
11 1 (0.20%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (7.44%) QA
2 24 (4.70%) Data Quality
3 15 (2.94%) GDPR
4 6 (1.17%) HL7
4 6 (1.17%) SLA
5 3 (0.59%) GxP
6 2 (0.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.39%) WCAG
7 1 (0.20%) OASIS TOSCA
7 1 (0.20%) PMO
7 1 (0.20%) SNOMED CT
System Software
1 24 (4.70%) Active Directory
2 16 (3.13%) Docker
3 10 (1.96%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (0.98%) Hyper-V
5 4 (0.78%) Slurm Workload Manager
5 4 (0.78%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (0.59%) NFS
7 2 (0.39%) Ceph
7 2 (0.39%) Oracle RAC
7 2 (0.39%) SRDF
7 2 (0.39%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 1 (0.20%) Firmware
8 1 (0.20%) HDFS
8 1 (0.20%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.20%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 22 (4.31%) Terraform
2 11 (2.15%) SCCM
2 11 (2.15%) Single Sign-On
3 10 (1.96%) Ansible
4 8 (1.57%) WSUS
5 6 (1.17%) Kubernetes
6 3 (0.59%) HP Quality Center
6 3 (0.59%) NetApp OnCommand
6 3 (0.59%) Prometheus
6 3 (0.59%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 2 (0.39%) Backup Exec
7 2 (0.39%) EMC TimeFinder
7 2 (0.39%) FortiGate
7 2 (0.39%) Grafana
7 2 (0.39%) PowerBroker
7 2 (0.39%) SCOM
7 2 (0.39%) Tivoli
8 1 (0.20%) IBM BigFix
8 1 (0.20%) QRadar
8 1 (0.20%) vRealize
Vendors
1 124 (24.27%) Oracle
2 99 (19.37%) Microsoft
3 24 (4.70%) SAP
4 19 (3.72%) Informatica
5 16 (3.13%) IBM
5 16 (3.13%) VMware
6 14 (2.74%) Tableau
7 11 (2.15%) Databricks
8 10 (1.96%) Citrix
8 10 (1.96%) Google
8 10 (1.96%) ServiceNow
8 10 (1.96%) Talend
8 10 (1.96%) webMethods
9 9 (1.76%) Cisco
9 9 (1.76%) hybris
9 9 (1.76%) Sophos
10 8 (1.57%) HP
11 7 (1.37%) BEA
11 7 (1.37%) NetApp
11 7 (1.37%) Pega