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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 25 May 2022 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
25 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 12 9 10
Rank change year-on-year -3 +1 -2
Contract jobs citing SQL 247 201 240
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East of England 9.78% 11.29% 9.78%
As % of the Programming Languages category 31.63% 33.28% 27.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 160 129 150
10th Percentile £263 £205 £313
25th Percentile £356 £315 £364
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £425 £425 £425
75th Percentile £506 £500 £492
90th Percentile £639 £567 £576
England median daily rate £540 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +8.00% +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 18 11
10th Percentile £12.57 £11.25 £11.32
25th Percentile £26.98 £13.03 £15.62
Median hourly rate £35.00 £19.63 £20.98
Median % change year-on-year +78.34% -6.44% -6.19%
75th Percentile £49.50 £33.09 £26.05
90th Percentile £72.05 £36.13 -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £26.00 £24.70
% change year-on-year +34.62% +5.26% -0.70%

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 781 604 876
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 30.92% 33.93% 35.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 469 340 560
10th Percentile £292 £229 £313
25th Percentile £408 £355 £370
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £450 £450
Median % change year-on-year +5.56% - +2.27%
75th Percentile £588 £541 £525
90th Percentile £651 £613 £576
England median daily rate £550 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +3.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 88 51 26
10th Percentile £35.00 £13.50 £14.12
25th Percentile £47.50 £22.50 £20.69
Median hourly rate £56.00 £40.00 £24.70
Median % change year-on-year +40.00% +61.94% -48.00%
75th Percentile £60.00 £48.75 £48.38
90th Percentile £67.78 £54.50 £53.13
England median hourly rate £50.77 £42.50 £43.50
% change year-on-year +19.46% -2.30% -2.25%

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 25 May 2022.

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 25 May 2022.

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 25 May 2022. 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
Jobs
Cambridgeshire -12 79 £425 - 44
Essex 0 49 £428 +86.90% 21
Hertfordshire -14 49 £475 +6.74% 61
Bedfordshire +1 32 £363 -14.71% 27
Suffolk +1 30 £528 -4.09% 18
Norfolk +1 6 £475 +11.76% 11
SQL
England

For the 6 months to 25 May 2022, 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 93 (37.65%) Microsoft
2 82 (33.20%) Azure
3 69 (27.94%) Power Platform
4 68 (27.53%) Power BI
5 67 (27.13%) AWS
6 65 (26.32%) Business Intelligence
7 63 (25.51%) Social Skills
8 58 (23.48%) SQL Server
9 57 (23.08%) Oracle
9 57 (23.08%) Agile
10 40 (16.19%) Windows
10 40 (16.19%) ETL
11 39 (15.79%) PL/SQL
11 39 (15.79%) QA
12 38 (15.38%) JIRA
13 37 (14.98%) Analytics
14 33 (13.36%) Microsoft 365
14 33 (13.36%) Problem-Solving
15 31 (12.55%) Analytical Skills
15 31 (12.55%) Python
15 31 (12.55%) Microsoft Excel
15 31 (12.55%) Data Warehouse
16 29 (11.74%) Change Management
16 29 (11.74%) Replication
16 29 (11.74%) DevOps
16 29 (11.74%) Windows Server
17 28 (11.34%) Migration
17 28 (11.34%) JavaScript
18 27 (10.93%) Active Directory
18 27 (10.93%) Finance

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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 24 (9.72%) Skype for Business
2 18 (7.29%) Confluence
2 18 (7.29%) Exchange Server 2013
3 12 (4.86%) SAS
4 9 (3.64%) SharePoint
5 5 (2.02%) Apache Spark
5 5 (2.02%) IIS
5 5 (2.02%) WebLogic
6 4 (1.62%) Apache
6 4 (1.62%) Apache Airflow
7 3 (1.21%) JBoss
8 2 (0.81%) Tomcat
8 2 (0.81%) WebSphere
8 2 (0.81%) WebSphere Application Server
9 1 (0.40%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.40%) Oracle Application Server
9 1 (0.40%) Oracle HTTP Server
9 1 (0.40%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 31 (12.55%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (3.64%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.40%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (0.81%) Workday HCM
2 1 (0.40%) assyst
2 1 (0.40%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.40%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (0.40%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (0.40%) Sage X3
2 1 (0.40%) SAP FI-CA
2 1 (0.40%) SAP PSCD
2 1 (0.40%) SAP S/4HANA
2 1 (0.40%) Shopify
2 1 (0.40%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 82 (33.20%) Azure
2 69 (27.94%) Power Platform
3 67 (27.13%) AWS
4 33 (13.36%) Microsoft 365
5 24 (9.72%) IaaS
6 23 (9.31%) PaaS
7 20 (8.10%) Azure Active Directory
8 17 (6.88%) GCP
9 11 (4.45%) AWS Lambda
9 11 (4.45%) Azure Data Factory
9 11 (4.45%) Tricentis Tosca
10 10 (4.05%) Amazon S3
11 7 (2.83%) Azure Cosmos DB
11 7 (2.83%) Cloud Computing
12 6 (2.43%) Amazon EC2
12 6 (2.43%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
12 6 (2.43%) OneDrive
12 6 (2.43%) Route 53
12 6 (2.43%) Serverless
12 6 (2.43%) Snowflake
Communications & Networking
1 26 (10.53%) DNS
2 24 (9.72%) DHCP
2 24 (9.72%) Skype
3 3 (1.21%) FTP
4 2 (0.81%) Intranet
5 1 (0.40%) AMQP
5 1 (0.40%) Ethernet
5 1 (0.40%) HTTP
5 1 (0.40%) Internet
5 1 (0.40%) SAN
5 1 (0.40%) SMS
5 1 (0.40%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 68 (27.53%) Power BI
2 58 (23.48%) SQL Server
3 31 (12.55%) Data Warehouse
4 20 (8.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 19 (7.69%) MySQL
6 18 (7.29%) Tableau
7 16 (6.48%) Amazon RDS
7 16 (6.48%) Big Data
8 15 (6.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 14 (5.67%) Amazon Redshift
9 14 (5.67%) BusinessObjects
10 13 (5.26%) Azure SQL Database
10 13 (5.26%) Oracle Database
10 13 (5.26%) Pentaho
10 13 (5.26%) Relational Database
11 11 (4.45%) PostgreSQL
12 10 (4.05%) Impala
13 8 (3.24%) NoSQL
14 7 (2.83%) MongoDB
14 7 (2.83%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 38 (15.38%) JIRA
2 23 (9.31%) Git (software)
3 18 (7.29%) Jenkins
4 17 (6.88%) GitLab
5 13 (5.26%) Bitbucket
6 11 (4.45%) Zephyr
7 7 (2.83%) Toad
8 6 (2.43%) Oracle Forms
8 6 (2.43%) Team Foundation Server
9 5 (2.02%) Eclipse
9 5 (2.02%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 4 (1.62%) IntelliJ
10 4 (1.62%) Visual Studio
11 3 (1.21%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 3 (1.21%) JDeveloper
11 3 (1.21%) JUnit
11 3 (1.21%) MLflow
11 3 (1.21%) Oracle APEX
11 3 (1.21%) Subversion
11 3 (1.21%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 63 (25.51%) Social Skills
2 31 (12.55%) Analytical Skills
3 27 (10.93%) Finance
4 15 (6.07%) Public Sector
5 11 (4.45%) Marketing
6 6 (2.43%) Automotive
7 5 (2.02%) Organisational Skills
7 5 (2.02%) Pharmaceutical
8 4 (1.62%) Presentation Skills
8 4 (1.62%) Retail
9 3 (1.21%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.81%) Influencing Skills
10 2 (0.81%) Law
10 2 (0.81%) Legal
10 2 (0.81%) Local Government
10 2 (0.81%) Telecoms
11 1 (0.40%) Advertising
11 1 (0.40%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.40%) Banking
11 1 (0.40%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 77 (31.17%) Analyst
2 60 (24.29%) Developer
3 24 (9.72%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 24 (9.72%) Cloud Engineer
4 23 (9.31%) Report Analyst
5 20 (8.10%) Data Engineer
6 18 (7.29%) Applications Engineer
7 16 (6.48%) Data Analyst
8 12 (4.86%) Test Analyst
9 11 (4.45%) Software Engineer
9 11 (4.45%) SQL Developer
10 10 (4.05%) .NET Developer
10 10 (4.05%) Business Analyst
10 10 (4.05%) DBA
11 9 (3.64%) Azure Engineer
11 9 (3.64%) C# Developer
11 9 (3.64%) QA Analyst
11 9 (3.64%) QA Test Analyst
12 8 (3.24%) Java Developer
12 8 (3.24%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (9.72%) .NET
2 22 (8.91%) REST
3 19 (7.69%) JSON
4 18 (7.29%) CSS
4 18 (7.29%) HTML
5 17 (6.88%) ASP.NET
6 15 (6.07%) Node.js
6 15 (6.07%) Web Services
7 14 (5.67%) jQuery
8 13 (5.26%) HTML5
8 13 (5.26%) Spring
8 13 (5.26%) XML
9 12 (4.86%) AngularJS
10 11 (4.45%) ASP.NET Core
11 10 (4.05%) React
12 9 (3.64%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 8 (3.24%) Swagger
14 6 (2.43%) Ajax
14 6 (2.43%) ASP.NET MVC
14 6 (2.43%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 29 (11.74%) Replication
2 18 (7.29%) PKI
2 18 (7.29%) Self-Motivation
3 11 (4.45%) NHS
4 9 (3.64%) Management Information System
5 7 (2.83%) User Experience
6 6 (2.43%) Analytical Mindset
7 4 (1.62%) Cloud Native
7 4 (1.62%) Data Centre
7 4 (1.62%) Life Science
8 3 (1.21%) Data Protection Act
8 3 (1.21%) Mobile App
8 3 (1.21%) W3C
9 2 (0.81%) Client/Server
9 2 (0.81%) CMDB
9 2 (0.81%) Data Structures
9 2 (0.81%) Legacy Systems
9 2 (0.81%) N-Tier
9 2 (0.81%) Smartphone
9 2 (0.81%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 40 (16.19%) Windows
2 29 (11.74%) Windows Server
3 25 (10.12%) Unix
4 24 (9.72%) Windows Server 2012
5 15 (6.07%) Linux
6 8 (3.24%) Windows Server 2016
7 7 (2.83%) Windows Server 2019
8 3 (1.21%) Windows 10
9 2 (0.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.40%) AIX
10 1 (0.40%) CentOS
10 1 (0.40%) Solaris
10 1 (0.40%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (26.32%) Business Intelligence
2 57 (23.08%) Agile
3 40 (16.19%) ETL
4 37 (14.98%) Analytics
5 33 (13.36%) Problem-Solving
6 29 (11.74%) Change Management
6 29 (11.74%) DevOps
7 28 (11.34%) Migration
8 27 (10.93%) CI/CD
9 25 (10.12%) Data Modelling
10 24 (9.72%) Identity Management
10 24 (9.72%) Incident Management
11 22 (8.91%) Software Engineering
12 21 (8.50%) Coaching
13 20 (8.10%) MVC
13 20 (8.10%) Test Automation
14 18 (7.29%) Data Analytics
15 17 (6.88%) Scrum
16 16 (6.48%) Continuous Improvement
16 16 (6.48%) Data Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 39 (15.79%) PL/SQL
2 31 (12.55%) Python
3 28 (11.34%) JavaScript
4 25 (10.12%) PowerShell
5 24 (9.72%) C#
5 24 (9.72%) Java
6 15 (6.07%) T-SQL
7 7 (2.83%) TypeScript
7 7 (2.83%) VBA
8 5 (2.02%) C++
9 4 (1.62%) R
9 4 (1.62%) VB.NET
10 3 (1.21%) Bash
10 3 (1.21%) Shell Script
10 3 (1.21%) VB
11 2 (0.81%) C
11 2 (0.81%) VBScript
12 1 (0.40%) Lua
12 1 (0.40%) Perl
12 1 (0.40%) Scala
Qualifications
1 22 (8.91%) Security Cleared
2 20 (8.10%) SC Cleared
3 15 (6.07%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 14 (5.67%) ISTQB
5 9 (3.64%) Degree
6 6 (2.43%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 3 (1.21%) ISEB
8 2 (0.81%) AWS Certification
8 2 (0.81%) Master's Degree
8 2 (0.81%) PMI Certification
8 2 (0.81%) PMP
9 1 (0.40%) Computer Science Degree
9 1 (0.40%) CSPO
9 1 (0.40%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.40%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 1 (0.40%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (15.79%) QA
2 25 (10.12%) SLA
3 14 (5.67%) Data Quality
4 3 (1.21%) WAI
5 2 (0.81%) GDPR
5 2 (0.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.40%) Accessibility
6 1 (0.40%) DICOM
6 1 (0.40%) HL7
6 1 (0.40%) NCSC
6 1 (0.40%) PMO
System Software
1 27 (10.93%) Active Directory
2 22 (8.91%) Hyper-V
2 22 (8.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (8.10%) vSphere
4 7 (2.83%) Virtual Machines
5 6 (2.43%) Docker
6 3 (1.21%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.40%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 20 (8.10%) SCCM
2 18 (7.29%) SCVMM
3 15 (6.07%) Ansible
4 7 (2.83%) Active Directory Federation Services
5 6 (2.43%) Microsoft Intune
6 4 (1.62%) Kubernetes
6 4 (1.62%) Terraform
7 3 (1.21%) Control-M
8 2 (0.81%) Data Guard
9 1 (0.40%) Microsoft Clustering
9 1 (0.40%) Oracle RMAN
9 1 (0.40%) Oracle Statspack
9 1 (0.40%) Prometheus
9 1 (0.40%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 93 (37.65%) Microsoft
2 57 (23.08%) Oracle
3 23 (9.31%) VMware
4 16 (6.48%) Informatica
5 13 (5.26%) Talend
6 11 (4.45%) Databricks
7 9 (3.64%) SAP
8 7 (2.83%) Alteryx
9 6 (2.43%) CloudEndure
10 5 (2.02%) Liquidlogic
10 5 (2.02%) ServiceNow
11 4 (1.62%) Adobe
11 4 (1.62%) IBM
12 3 (1.21%) Google
12 3 (1.21%) Red Hat
13 2 (0.81%) Capita
13 2 (0.81%) Citrix
13 2 (0.81%) Dell
13 2 (0.81%) MapR
13 2 (0.81%) Salesforce.com