Period
to 18 September 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 18 September 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
18 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 8 7 6
Rank change year-on-year -1 -1 0
Contract jobs citing SQL 590 590 677
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 11.72% 12.19% 13.58%
As % of the Programming Languages category 31.28% 31.38% 37.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 381 350 401
East of England median daily rate £400 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.34% +3.57% -
10th Percentile £300 £262 £230
90th Percentile £550 £500 £488
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 28 37
East of England median hourly rate £20.00 £26.22 £35.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.72% -26.14% +2.90%
10th Percentile £11.10 £15.00 £21.83
90th Percentile £33.91 £43.75 £46.30
England median hourly rate £27.50 £28.35 £29.88
% change year-on-year -2.98% -5.14% +14.92%

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 1,886 1,880 1,820
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 37.45% 38.83% 36.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,183 1,055 1,061
East of England median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £300 £279 £238
90th Percentile £569 £575 £525
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 66 128 134
East of England median hourly rate £43.50 £40.00 £39.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.75% +0.63% +6.00%
10th Percentile £20.71 £17.31 £27.00
90th Percentile £54.38 £53.23 £52.50
England median hourly rate £42.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +5.00% +6.67% +2.74%

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 18 September 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 18 September 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 18 September 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 -2 200 £400 +14.29% 88
Essex +9 152 £463 +10.51% 34
Bedfordshire +11 91 £400 +6.67% 23
Cambridgeshire -8 82 £400 +18.52% 92
Suffolk -6 49 £400 - 18
Norfolk -5 15 £363 +7.41% 18
East Anglia -10 1 - - 34
SQL
England

For the 6 months to 18 September 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.

1 184 (31.19%) SQL Server
2 161 (27.29%) Oracle
3 159 (26.95%) Agile Software Development
4 149 (25.25%) Java
5 126 (21.36%) Microsoft
6 96 (16.27%) C#
7 92 (15.59%) Windows
8 88 (14.92%) .NET
8 88 (14.92%) Business Intelligence
8 88 (14.92%) ETL
9 86 (14.58%) JIRA
10 83 (14.07%) XML
11 81 (13.73%) T-SQL
12 80 (13.56%) PL/SQL
13 78 (13.22%) JavaScript
14 77 (13.05%) Data Warehouse
15 75 (12.71%) HTML
16 74 (12.54%) Unix
17 69 (11.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 66 (11.19%) Linux
19 65 (11.02%) TDD
20 63 (10.68%) Migration
21 62 (10.51%) Data Modelling
22 61 (10.34%) Finance
23 60 (10.17%) CSS
23 60 (10.17%) MVC
24 58 (9.83%) Analytical Skills
25 57 (9.66%) Test Automation
25 57 (9.66%) Python
25 57 (9.66%) Problem-Solving

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 45 (7.63%) WebLogic
2 36 (6.10%) Confluence
3 27 (4.58%) SharePoint
4 25 (4.24%) Apache
5 24 (4.07%) Apache Spark
6 18 (3.05%) IIS
7 16 (2.71%) Tomcat
8 14 (2.37%) Elasticsearch
9 12 (2.03%) WebSphere
10 10 (1.69%) MS Exchange
11 9 (1.53%) Apache Airflow
11 9 (1.53%) Luigi
11 9 (1.53%) Oracle Workflow
12 8 (1.36%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 7 (1.19%) JBoss
14 6 (1.02%) Skype for Business
15 5 (0.85%) Cloud Foundry
16 4 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2007
16 4 (0.68%) OpenStack
16 4 (0.68%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 42 (7.12%) Microsoft Excel
2 19 (3.22%) Microsoft Office
3 10 (1.69%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.85%) Windchill
5 4 (0.68%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 3 (0.51%) SPSS
7 2 (0.34%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 9 (1.53%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.85%) Oracle BPM
2 5 (0.85%) Oracle EBS
3 4 (0.68%) Infor M3
3 4 (0.68%) Oracle EBS R12
4 3 (0.51%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.34%) HFM
5 2 (0.34%) Hyperion Planning
5 2 (0.34%) NetSuite
5 2 (0.34%) Oracle Applications
5 2 (0.34%) Oracle Financials
5 2 (0.34%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 1 (0.17%) FastStats
6 1 (0.17%) FastStats PeopleStage
6 1 (0.17%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
6 1 (0.17%) Oracle 11i
6 1 (0.17%) Sage 200
6 1 (0.17%) Sage X3
6 1 (0.17%) Scribe Insight
6 1 (0.17%) Servitor
Cloud Services
1 53 (8.98%) Amazon AWS
2 50 (8.47%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (2.20%) Amazon EMR
4 12 (2.03%) Amazon Kinesis
5 11 (1.86%) Amazon EC2
6 8 (1.36%) Office 365
6 8 (1.36%) SaaS
7 6 (1.02%) Cloud Computing
8 5 (0.85%) GitHub
9 3 (0.51%) Azure Data Factory
9 3 (0.51%) Google Cloud Platform
9 3 (0.51%) PaaS
9 3 (0.51%) Slack
9 3 (0.51%) Stackdriver
10 2 (0.34%) Azure Functions
10 2 (0.34%) Dynamics 365
10 2 (0.34%) IaaS
10 2 (0.34%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
10 2 (0.34%) Serverless
11 1 (0.17%) Boomi
Communications & Networking
1 27 (4.58%) Firewall
2 25 (4.24%) HTTP
3 18 (3.05%) TCP/IP
4 17 (2.88%) DNS
5 11 (1.86%) VPN
6 10 (1.69%) Internet
7 9 (1.53%) SSL
8 8 (1.36%) DHCP
8 8 (1.36%) VLAN
8 8 (1.36%) Wireless
9 7 (1.19%) SAN
10 6 (1.02%) LAN
10 6 (1.02%) Remote Desktop
11 5 (0.85%) HTTPS
11 5 (0.85%) SNMP
12 4 (0.68%) Extranet
12 4 (0.68%) NetScaler
12 4 (0.68%) SMTP
12 4 (0.68%) VoIP
12 4 (0.68%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 184 (31.19%) SQL Server
2 77 (13.05%) Data Warehouse
3 69 (11.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 54 (9.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 44 (7.46%) PostgreSQL
6 41 (6.95%) MySQL
7 35 (5.93%) Big Data
8 34 (5.76%) NoSQL
8 34 (5.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 32 (5.42%) Relational Database
10 29 (4.92%) SQL Server 2008
11 27 (4.58%) BusinessObjects
11 27 (4.58%) MongoDB
12 26 (4.41%) Hadoop
13 21 (3.56%) Power BI
13 21 (3.56%) SQL Server 2012
14 20 (3.39%) Oracle Database
14 20 (3.39%) SQL Server 2016
15 16 (2.71%) Pentaho
15 16 (2.71%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 86 (14.58%) JIRA
2 48 (8.14%) Git (software)
3 37 (6.27%) Jenkins
4 29 (4.92%) Selenium
5 28 (4.75%) Maven
6 27 (4.58%) JMeter
7 26 (4.41%) Subversion
8 24 (4.07%) SoapUI
9 18 (3.05%) Visual Studio
10 17 (2.88%) CA Gen
10 17 (2.88%) LoadRunner
11 16 (2.71%) Eclipse
11 16 (2.71%) Team Foundation Server
11 16 (2.71%) Toad
12 11 (1.86%) Cucumber
12 11 (1.86%) JUnit
13 8 (1.36%) Gradle
13 8 (1.36%) Sonatype Nexus
14 7 (1.19%) Visual Studio Team System
14 7 (1.19%) Zephyr
General
1 61 (10.34%) Finance
2 19 (3.22%) Retail
3 13 (2.20%) Telecoms
4 11 (1.86%) Manufacturing
5 8 (1.36%) Marketing
6 7 (1.19%) Back Office
6 7 (1.19%) Legal
7 6 (1.02%) Law
7 6 (1.02%) Pharmaceutical
8 5 (0.85%) Banking
9 4 (0.68%) Advertising
10 1 (0.17%) Automotive
10 1 (0.17%) Brand Awareness
10 1 (0.17%) Electronics
10 1 (0.17%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.17%) Front Office
10 1 (0.17%) Local Government
10 1 (0.17%) Military
10 1 (0.17%) Multimedia
10 1 (0.17%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 277 (46.95%) Developer
2 94 (15.93%) Analyst
3 66 (11.19%) SQL Developer
4 60 (10.17%) Java Developer
5 42 (7.12%) .NET Developer
6 31 (5.25%) C# Developer
7 29 (4.92%) ETL Developer
7 29 (4.92%) Senior Developer
8 27 (4.58%) Test Analyst
9 26 (4.41%) DBA
10 24 (4.07%) Consultant
11 23 (3.90%) Data Analyst
11 23 (3.90%) SQL DBA
11 23 (3.90%) Tester
12 19 (3.22%) Business Analyst
12 19 (3.22%) SQL Server Developer
13 18 (3.05%) Architect
13 18 (3.05%) Business Intelligence Developer
13 18 (3.05%) Oracle Developer
13 18 (3.05%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 88 (14.92%) .NET
2 83 (14.07%) XML
3 75 (12.71%) HTML
4 60 (10.17%) CSS
5 56 (9.49%) Web Services
6 53 (8.98%) Spring
7 45 (7.63%) ASP.NET
8 42 (7.12%) AngularJS
9 35 (5.93%) REST
10 34 (5.76%) jQuery
11 31 (5.25%) JSON
12 30 (5.08%) ASP.NET Web API
13 26 (4.41%) Spring Boot
14 24 (4.07%) J2EE
15 23 (3.90%) RESTful
16 21 (3.56%) HTML5
16 21 (3.56%) SOAP
16 21 (3.56%) Spring MVC
17 20 (3.39%) ASP.NET MVC
18 18 (3.05%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 58 (9.83%) Analytical Skills
2 25 (4.24%) Data Structures
3 20 (3.39%) Replication
4 16 (2.71%) Computer Science
4 16 (2.71%) Reference Data
5 15 (2.54%) Management Information System
6 14 (2.37%) NHS
7 13 (2.20%) Data Centre
8 12 (2.03%) Enterprise Software
8 12 (2.03%) Greenfield Project
9 10 (1.69%) Client/Server
9 10 (1.69%) User Experience
10 8 (1.36%) Algorithms
10 8 (1.36%) FMCG
11 6 (1.02%) Clustering
11 6 (1.02%) Linux Command Line
11 6 (1.02%) Over-the-Top Content
12 5 (0.85%) Hybrid Cloud
12 5 (0.85%) Mobile App
12 5 (0.85%) PACS
Operating Systems
1 92 (15.59%) Windows
2 74 (12.54%) Unix
3 66 (11.19%) Linux
4 34 (5.76%) Windows Server
5 17 (2.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 10 (1.69%) Solaris
6 10 (1.69%) Windows Server 2012
7 8 (1.36%) Ubuntu
8 7 (1.19%) CentOS
9 4 (0.68%) AIX
9 4 (0.68%) Windows 10
9 4 (0.68%) Windows Server 2008
10 3 (0.51%) Data ONTAP
10 3 (0.51%) Windows 7
10 3 (0.51%) Windows 8
10 3 (0.51%) Windows NT
11 1 (0.17%) Android
11 1 (0.17%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.17%) Oracle Linux
11 1 (0.17%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 159 (26.95%) Agile Software Development
2 88 (14.92%) Business Intelligence
2 88 (14.92%) ETL
3 65 (11.02%) TDD
4 63 (10.68%) Migration
5 62 (10.51%) Data Modelling
6 60 (10.17%) MVC
7 57 (9.66%) Problem-Solving
7 57 (9.66%) Test Automation
8 53 (8.98%) Test Scripting
9 51 (8.64%) Scrum
10 42 (7.12%) Analytics
11 41 (6.95%) BDD
12 40 (6.78%) Data Migration
13 39 (6.61%) OO
14 37 (6.27%) Software Engineering
15 36 (6.10%) DevOps
16 35 (5.93%) Continuous Integration
17 33 (5.59%) Test Strategy
17 33 (5.59%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 149 (25.25%) Java
2 96 (16.27%) C#
3 81 (13.73%) T-SQL
4 80 (13.56%) PL/SQL
5 78 (13.22%) JavaScript
6 57 (9.66%) Python
7 32 (5.42%) Shell Script
8 30 (5.08%) C++
9 29 (4.92%) PowerShell
10 27 (4.58%) Perl
11 20 (3.39%) Scala
12 18 (3.05%) C
12 18 (3.05%) Java 8
12 18 (3.05%) PHP
13 13 (2.20%) VB.NET
13 13 (2.20%) VBA
14 11 (1.86%) R
14 11 (1.86%) VB
15 10 (1.69%) Bash Shell
16 8 (1.36%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 56 (9.49%) Security Cleared
2 40 (6.78%) SC Cleared
3 35 (5.93%) ISTQB
4 32 (5.42%) ISEB
5 25 (4.24%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 22 (3.73%) Degree
7 11 (1.86%) Computer Science Degree
8 8 (1.36%) Microsoft Certification
9 4 (0.68%) BPSS Clearance
9 4 (0.68%) Cisco Certification
10 3 (0.51%) CCNA
10 3 (0.51%) DBS Check
10 3 (0.51%) MCSA
11 2 (0.34%) CCNP
11 2 (0.34%) DV Cleared
11 2 (0.34%) MCP
11 2 (0.34%) MCSE
12 1 (0.17%) Master's Degree
12 1 (0.17%) OCP
12 1 (0.17%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (5.93%) QA
2 18 (3.05%) Data Quality
3 6 (1.02%) GDPR
3 6 (1.02%) HL7
3 6 (1.02%) PMO
4 3 (0.51%) WCAG
5 2 (0.34%) HIPAA
5 2 (0.34%) SLA
System Software
1 44 (7.46%) Active Directory
2 30 (5.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (4.24%) Docker
4 10 (1.69%) Hyper-V
5 9 (1.53%) XenApp
6 7 (1.19%) XenDesktop
7 6 (1.02%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 6 (1.02%) Virtual Servers
8 4 (0.68%) Virtual Desktop
9 3 (0.51%) BitLocker
9 3 (0.51%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 3 (0.51%) Terminal Services
9 3 (0.51%) VirtualBox
9 3 (0.51%) VMware ESXi
9 3 (0.51%) vSphere
9 3 (0.51%) XenServer
10 1 (0.17%) Apache Flume
10 1 (0.17%) Oracle RAC
10 1 (0.17%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 12 (2.03%) Ansible
2 9 (1.53%) Puppet
3 8 (1.36%) Kubernetes
3 8 (1.36%) Opscode Chef
3 8 (1.36%) SCOM
4 7 (1.19%) Backup Exec
4 7 (1.19%) Kibana
5 6 (1.02%) HP Quality Center
5 6 (1.02%) Norton AntiVirus
5 6 (1.02%) SCCM
6 5 (0.85%) HAProxy
6 5 (0.85%) Single Sign-On
7 4 (0.68%) Cacti
8 3 (0.51%) HP ALM
8 3 (0.51%) HP Data Protector
8 3 (0.51%) logstash
8 3 (0.51%) Microsoft Clustering
8 3 (0.51%) NetBackup
9 2 (0.34%) Terraform
9 2 (0.34%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 161 (27.29%) Oracle
2 126 (21.36%) Microsoft
3 37 (6.27%) webMethods
4 36 (6.10%) VMware
5 28 (4.75%) Informatica
6 21 (3.56%) Citrix
7 18 (3.05%) IBM
8 17 (2.88%) BEA
9 15 (2.54%) Cisco
9 15 (2.54%) HP
10 14 (2.37%) Sybase
10 14 (2.37%) Tableau
11 13 (2.20%) Pega
11 13 (2.20%) SAP
12 11 (1.86%) Red Hat
12 11 (1.86%) Talend
13 9 (1.53%) Google
14 8 (1.36%) Dell
15 7 (1.19%) NetApp
15 7 (1.19%) Symantec