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 3 months to 24 June 2017 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
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 7 7 7
Rank change year-on-year 0 0  
Contract jobs citing SQL 270 346 424
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 11.74% 13.65% 13.87%
As % of the Programming Languages category 29.03% 39.23% 40.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 166 204 231
Median daily rate £368 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.00% +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £245 £204
10% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £340
% change year-on-year +3.44% +6.61%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 23 16
Median hourly rate £37.50 £34.50 £36.23
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.69% -4.76%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.30 £22.60 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.03 £42.60 £43.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £32.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year +23.07% +44.44%  

SQL is in the programming language skills category. The next 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 programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
East of England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 930 882 1057
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 40.43% 34.81% 34.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 526 522 623
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £457
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 64 59
Median hourly rate £40.00 £37.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.10% -1.33%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.70 £27.00 £19.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.78 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £36.50
% change year-on-year +13.33% +2.73%  

SQL
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East of England citing SQL as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Programming Languages category.

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 3 months to 24 June 2017.

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 3 months to 24 June 2017.

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 3 months to 24 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hertfordshire -1 83 £350 -16.66% 38
Cambridgeshire -3 63 £319 -10.52% 41
Essex -19 49 £425 +41.66% 16
Bedfordshire +8 39 £383 +9.28% 15
Suffolk +2 20 £420 -5.61% 19
Norfolk +1 15 £350 -30.00% 7
East Anglia -5 3 - -
SQL
England

For the 6 months to 24 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SQL also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the East of England region with a requirement for SQL.

1 167 (30.42%) Java
2 154 (28.05%) SQL Server
3 151 (27.50%) Agile Software Development
4 144 (26.23%) Oracle
5 132 (24.04%) .NET
6 131 (23.86%) Microsoft
7 130 (23.68%) JavaScript
8 128 (23.32%) C#
9 113 (20.58%) Windows
10 107 (19.49%) XML
11 105 (19.13%) HTML
12 97 (17.67%) Finance
13 90 (16.39%) MVC
14 82 (14.94%) Web Services
15 79 (14.39%) CSS
16 77 (14.03%) Business Intelligence
17 74 (13.48%) Linux
18 72 (13.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
19 69 (12.57%) Spring
19 69 (12.57%) TDD
20 66 (12.02%) T-SQL
20 66 (12.02%) Unix
21 64 (11.66%) CRM
22 61 (11.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
23 60 (10.93%) Test Automation
24 59 (10.75%) MySQL
25 58 (10.56%) PL/SQL
26 57 (10.38%) Git (software)
27 54 (9.84%) Python
28 53 (9.65%) JSON

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 32 (5.83%) WebLogic
2 31 (5.65%) BizTalk Server
3 30 (5.46%) IIS
4 26 (4.74%) SharePoint
5 24 (4.37%) JBoss
6 22 (4.01%) Tomcat
7 21 (3.83%) Apache
8 20 (3.64%) WebSphere
9 11 (2.00%) Confluence
9 11 (2.00%) MS Exchange
9 11 (2.00%) WebSphere Application Server
10 7 (1.28%) CMS
11 6 (1.09%) Elasticsearch
12 5 (0.91%) Apache Spark
12 5 (0.91%) Exchange Server 2010
12 5 (0.91%) IBM Transformation Extender
12 5 (0.91%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 4 (0.73%) Exchange Server 2013
13 4 (0.73%) Skype for Business
14 3 (0.55%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 27 (4.92%) Microsoft Excel
2 13 (2.37%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (0.91%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (0.73%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.18%) GNU Octave
Business Applications
1 23 (4.19%) Dynamics CRM
2 17 (3.10%) Unica
3 15 (2.73%) Payment Gateway
4 14 (2.55%) Adobe Campaign
5 7 (1.28%) Dynamics AX
6 5 (0.91%) Oracle ERP
7 4 (0.73%) Dynamics NAV
8 3 (0.55%) Oracle EBS
8 3 (0.55%) Oracle Receivables
8 3 (0.55%) Remedy ITSM
9 2 (0.36%) Infor M3
9 2 (0.36%) Oracle Assets
9 2 (0.36%) Oracle BPM
9 2 (0.36%) Oracle Cash Management
9 2 (0.36%) Oracle Payables
9 2 (0.36%) SAP BPC
9 2 (0.36%) SAP MII
9 2 (0.36%) Unit4 Business World
10 1 (0.18%) Odoo
10 1 (0.18%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 37 (6.74%) Microsoft Azure
2 17 (3.10%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (1.64%) Adobe Analytics
3 9 (1.64%) Office 365
4 7 (1.28%) PaaS
4 7 (1.28%) SaaS
5 5 (0.91%) IaaS
6 4 (0.73%) Yammer
7 3 (0.55%) Amazon S3
7 3 (0.55%) GitHub
7 3 (0.55%) Google Analytics
8 2 (0.36%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (0.36%) Amazon SQS
8 2 (0.36%) AWS Lambda
8 2 (0.36%) Dynamics 365
8 2 (0.36%) Route 53
8 2 (0.36%) Sauce Labs
8 2 (0.36%) Veeva
9 1 (0.18%) Amazon CloudSearch
9 1 (0.18%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 22 (4.01%) Firewall
2 20 (3.64%) SSL
2 20 (3.64%) TCP/IP
3 18 (3.28%) DNS
4 17 (3.10%) HTTP
5 15 (2.73%) LDAP
6 14 (2.55%) Internet
7 6 (1.09%) LAN
7 6 (1.09%) SAN
8 5 (0.91%) SMTP
9 3 (0.55%) DHCP
9 3 (0.55%) Remote Desktop
9 3 (0.55%) WAN
10 2 (0.36%) IMAP
10 2 (0.36%) VoIP
10 2 (0.36%) VPN
10 2 (0.36%) Wireless
10 2 (0.36%) WLAN
11 1 (0.18%) 3GPP
11 1 (0.18%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 154 (28.05%) SQL Server
2 72 (13.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 61 (11.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 59 (10.75%) MySQL
5 43 (7.83%) Relational Database
6 36 (6.56%) Data Warehouse
7 34 (6.19%) Hadoop
7 34 (6.19%) SQL Server 2008
8 33 (6.01%) SQL Server 2012
9 32 (5.83%) PostgreSQL
10 31 (5.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 27 (4.92%) Oracle Database
12 21 (3.83%) Big Data
12 21 (3.83%) NoSQL
12 21 (3.83%) SQL Server 2014
13 20 (3.64%) DB2
13 20 (3.64%) MariaDB
14 19 (3.46%) BusinessObjects
14 19 (3.46%) MongoDB
15 17 (3.10%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 57 (10.38%) Git (software)
2 43 (7.83%) Jenkins
3 32 (5.83%) JIRA
4 30 (5.46%) Selenium
5 29 (5.28%) Team Foundation Server
5 29 (5.28%) Visual Studio
6 27 (4.92%) JUnit
7 23 (4.19%) Mockito
8 20 (3.64%) SoapUI
9 19 (3.46%) Cucumber
10 16 (2.91%) Maven
11 12 (2.19%) Subversion
12 10 (1.82%) Eclipse
13 9 (1.64%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 9 (1.64%) Calabash
13 9 (1.64%) Capybara
14 7 (1.28%) Mercurial
14 7 (1.28%) XDoclet
15 6 (1.09%) IntelliJ
15 6 (1.09%) WebStorm
General
1 97 (17.67%) Finance
2 30 (5.46%) Retail
3 21 (3.83%) Banking
4 13 (2.37%) Automotive
4 13 (2.37%) Pharmaceutical
5 12 (2.19%) Marketing
6 11 (2.00%) Manufacturing
7 10 (1.82%) Legal
8 8 (1.46%) Advertising
9 6 (1.09%) Law
10 5 (0.91%) Billing
11 4 (0.73%) Electronics
11 4 (0.73%) General Ledger
12 3 (0.55%) Aerospace
12 3 (0.55%) French Language
12 3 (0.55%) Games
12 3 (0.55%) Publishing
12 3 (0.55%) Telecoms
13 2 (0.36%) Corporate Banking
13 2 (0.36%) German Language
Job Titles
1 252 (45.90%) Developer
2 94 (17.12%) Analyst
3 69 (12.57%) Java Developer
4 62 (11.29%) .NET Developer
5 42 (7.65%) SQL Developer
6 35 (6.38%) C# Developer
7 31 (5.65%) Business Analyst
8 28 (5.10%) C# .NET Developer
9 25 (4.55%) DBA
10 23 (4.19%) Applications Support
11 21 (3.83%) CRM Developer
12 20 (3.64%) Consultant
13 18 (3.28%) Business Intelligence Developer
13 18 (3.28%) SQL DBA
14 17 (3.10%) Data Analyst
15 16 (2.91%) ETL Developer
15 16 (2.91%) Tester
16 15 (2.73%) Architect
16 15 (2.73%) Support Engineer
17 13 (2.37%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 132 (24.04%) .NET
2 107 (19.49%) XML
3 105 (19.13%) HTML
4 82 (14.94%) Web Services
5 79 (14.39%) CSS
6 69 (12.57%) Spring
7 53 (9.65%) JSON
8 50 (9.11%) ASP.NET
9 49 (8.93%) REST
10 45 (8.20%) Hibernate
11 44 (8.01%) jQuery
12 36 (6.56%) AngularJS
13 33 (6.01%) Spring MVC
13 33 (6.01%) XSLT
14 31 (5.65%) .NET Framework
15 29 (5.28%) Java EE
16 28 (5.10%) HTML5
16 28 (5.10%) JSP
16 28 (5.10%) WCF
17 27 (4.92%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 32 (5.83%) Analytical Skills
2 24 (4.37%) Clustering
2 24 (4.37%) Enterprise Software
3 15 (2.73%) Mainframe
3 15 (2.73%) Mobile App
3 15 (2.73%) NHS
4 14 (2.55%) Data Structures
5 13 (2.37%) Computer Science
5 13 (2.37%) Greenfield Project
6 11 (2.00%) Data Centre
6 11 (2.00%) Management Information System
7 7 (1.28%) User Experience
8 6 (1.09%) Replication
9 4 (0.73%) Private Cloud
10 3 (0.55%) Linux Command Line
10 3 (0.55%) Virtual Team
10 3 (0.55%) Web 2.0
11 2 (0.36%) EPoS
11 2 (0.36%) Life Science
11 2 (0.36%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 113 (20.58%) Windows
2 74 (13.48%) Linux
3 66 (12.02%) Unix
4 38 (6.92%) Windows Server
5 17 (3.10%) Mac OS X
5 17 (3.10%) Windows 7
6 15 (2.73%) Windows Server 2008
7 14 (2.55%) Windows Server 2003
8 13 (2.37%) Android
9 12 (2.19%) Apple iOS
9 12 (2.19%) Windows Vista
10 10 (1.82%) Solaris
10 10 (1.82%) Windows Server 2012
11 8 (1.46%) Windows 10
12 5 (0.91%) VMS
13 4 (0.73%) HPUX
14 3 (0.55%) AIX
14 3 (0.55%) Windows 8
15 1 (0.18%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 151 (27.50%) Agile Software Development
2 90 (16.39%) MVC
3 77 (14.03%) Business Intelligence
4 69 (12.57%) TDD
5 64 (11.66%) CRM
6 60 (10.93%) Test Automation
7 52 (9.47%) Analytics
8 44 (8.01%) Continuous Integration
8 44 (8.01%) ETL
8 44 (8.01%) Migration
9 43 (7.83%) Scrum
10 42 (7.65%) Data Modelling
10 42 (7.65%) ITIL
11 38 (6.92%) Data Analysis
12 36 (6.56%) Web Development
13 30 (5.46%) OO
14 29 (5.28%) SDLC
15 28 (5.10%) High Availability
16 27 (4.92%) DevOps
17 26 (4.74%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 167 (30.42%) Java
2 130 (23.68%) JavaScript
3 128 (23.32%) C#
4 66 (12.02%) T-SQL
5 58 (10.56%) PL/SQL
6 54 (9.84%) Python
7 25 (4.55%) C
7 25 (4.55%) Ruby
8 24 (4.37%) Perl
9 20 (3.64%) PHP
10 19 (3.46%) VB.NET
11 17 (3.10%) Bash Shell
11 17 (3.10%) PowerShell
12 16 (2.91%) Groovy
13 15 (2.73%) Shell Script
14 10 (1.82%) C++
14 10 (1.82%) VB
14 10 (1.82%) VBScript
15 7 (1.28%) Scala
16 6 (1.09%) VBA
Qualifications
1 34 (6.19%) Degree
2 20 (3.64%) Security Cleared
3 18 (3.28%) Microsoft Certification
4 11 (2.00%) Computer Science Degree
5 10 (1.82%) ISEB
5 10 (1.82%) ISTQB
5 10 (1.82%) MCSE
6 9 (1.64%) SC Cleared
7 7 (1.28%) BPSS Clearance
7 7 (1.28%) RHCE
8 3 (0.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 3 (0.55%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 3 (0.55%) Sun Certification
9 2 (0.36%) BC Cleared
9 2 (0.36%) CCNA
9 2 (0.36%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (0.36%) Master's Degree
9 2 (0.36%) MCITP
9 2 (0.36%) OCP
9 2 (0.36%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (5.46%) QA
2 16 (2.91%) Data Quality
3 12 (2.19%) SLA
4 8 (1.46%) Disclosure Scotland
5 5 (0.91%) GDPR
6 3 (0.55%) IFRS
6 3 (0.55%) IFRS 9
7 2 (0.36%) GxP
8 1 (0.18%) GAMP
8 1 (0.18%) MiFID
8 1 (0.18%) PMO
8 1 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 25 (4.55%) Active Directory
1 25 (4.55%) VMware Infrastructure
2 16 (2.91%) VMware ESXi
3 15 (2.73%) Virtual Desktop
4 10 (1.82%) Hyper-V
5 9 (1.64%) Oracle RAC
6 4 (0.73%) Docker
6 4 (0.73%) HDFS
7 1 (0.18%) Terminal Server
7 1 (0.18%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.18%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 16 (2.91%) Puppet
2 9 (1.64%) Salt
3 7 (1.28%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (1.09%) Ansible
5 4 (0.73%) Failover Clustering
5 4 (0.73%) Hadoop YARN
6 3 (0.55%) Data Guard
6 3 (0.55%) HP Quality Center
6 3 (0.55%) Oracle RMAN
7 2 (0.36%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 2 (0.36%) SCCM
8 1 (0.18%) AirWatch
8 1 (0.18%) EMC Navisphere
8 1 (0.18%) EMC VPLEX
8 1 (0.18%) Oozie
8 1 (0.18%) OpenView
8 1 (0.18%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 1 (0.18%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 1 (0.18%) ThinApp
8 1 (0.18%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 144 (26.23%) Oracle
2 131 (23.86%) Microsoft
3 30 (5.46%) VMware
4 27 (4.92%) IBM
5 17 (3.10%) Adobe
5 17 (3.10%) SAP
6 15 (2.73%) HP
7 12 (2.19%) Sybase
8 11 (2.00%) Avaya
8 11 (2.00%) Epicor
8 11 (2.00%) Salesforce.com
9 10 (1.82%) Cisco
10 9 (1.64%) Tableau
11 8 (1.46%) BEA
11 8 (1.46%) Dell
11 8 (1.46%) Informatica
12 7 (1.28%) Google
12 7 (1.28%) webMethods
13 6 (1.09%) Infor
13 6 (1.09%) Teradata
Borehamwood, Hertfordshire
IT Connections
Rate: £250 to £300 Per Day
Posted: 22 hours ago
Stevenage, Hertfordshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 - £360 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
Borehamwood, Hertfordshire
Reed Technology
Rate: 25 days holiday + bank holidays
Posted: 5 days ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 2 days ago
Brentwood, Essex
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £300 - £340 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Rate: £450.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 3 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Datalynx
Posted: 5 days ago
St. Albans, Hertfordshire
Blue Octopus Recruitment LLP
Rate: Salary £40,000 - £45,000
Posted: 3 days ago