Period
to 27 July 2021

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 27 July 2021 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
27 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 8 10 8
Rank change year-on-year +2 -2 +1
Contract jobs citing SQL 238 185 521
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East of England 10.80% 10.57% 12.04%
As % of the Programming Languages category 32.29% 28.42% 31.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 156 112 310
10th Percentile £179 £313 £283
25th Percentile £262 £388 £360
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £400 £438 £425
Median % change year-on-year -8.57% +2.94% +6.25%
75th Percentile £475 £503 £500
90th Percentile £550 £575 £575
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 7 22
10th Percentile £11.25 £10.08 £14.10
25th Percentile £14.63 £10.70 £16.26
Median hourly rate £27.00 £12.24 £41.50
Median % change year-on-year +120.59% -70.51% +102.93%
75th Percentile £30.00 £26.05 £48.19
90th Percentile £36.50 £28.83 £48.75
England median hourly rate £27.11 £25.09 £31.00
% change year-on-year +8.05% -19.06% +30.53%

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 737 651 1,673
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 33.45% 37.20% 38.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 417 426 982
10th Percentile £231 £313 £313
25th Percentile £350 £388 £364
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £450 £450 £450
75th Percentile £545 £525 £525
90th Percentile £625 £584 £588
England median daily rate £513 £500 £480
% change year-on-year +2.60% +4.17% +1.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 24 61
10th Percentile £12.71 £11.60 £18.25
25th Percentile £26.08 £21.57 £41.25
Median hourly rate £37.25 £45.00 £45.00
Median % change year-on-year -17.22% - +12.50%
75th Percentile £50.00 £48.75 £50.00
90th Percentile £56.53 £56.38 £52.50
England median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year - -5.56% +8.67%

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 27 July 2021.

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 27 July 2021.

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 27 July 2021. 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
Essex +7 72 £238 -46.93% 37
Hertfordshire -2 68 £400 -8.57% 74
Cambridgeshire +3 61 £425 -2.86% 55
Bedfordshire +1 16 £500 +25.00% 15
Suffolk -1 16 £400 - 13
Norfolk -6 4 £295 -26.25% 13
SQL
England

For the 6 months to 27 July 2021, 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 58 (24.37%) Business Intelligence
2 56 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
3 53 (22.27%) Power Platform
4 52 (21.85%) Social Skills
5 51 (21.43%) Analytics
6 50 (21.01%) Oracle
6 50 (21.01%) Power BI
7 45 (18.91%) Microsoft
8 44 (18.49%) Azure
9 43 (18.07%) NHS
10 40 (16.81%) .NET
11 39 (16.39%) SQL Server
12 38 (15.97%) JavaScript
13 37 (15.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 36 (15.13%) Microsoft Excel
14 36 (15.13%) Data Warehouse
15 35 (14.71%) Analytical Skills
16 34 (14.29%) Java
16 34 (14.29%) C#
17 32 (13.45%) DevOps
18 29 (12.18%) Problem-Solving
19 28 (11.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
20 27 (11.34%) Security Cleared
21 26 (10.92%) JIRA
22 25 (10.50%) Python
22 25 (10.50%) XML
23 24 (10.08%) ETL
24 23 (9.66%) HTML
24 23 (9.66%) SC Cleared
24 23 (9.66%) Data Quality

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 13 (5.46%) Confluence
1 13 (5.46%) WebLogic
2 11 (4.62%) WebSphere
3 10 (4.20%) IBM Domino
4 7 (2.94%) Apache
4 7 (2.94%) SharePoint
5 6 (2.52%) IIS
5 6 (2.52%) Oracle Workflow
6 5 (2.10%) JBoss
6 5 (2.10%) Tomcat
7 4 (1.68%) Apache Spark
7 4 (1.68%) BizTalk Server
8 3 (1.26%) ColdFusion
8 3 (1.26%) Drupal
8 3 (1.26%) MQSeries
8 3 (1.26%) MS Exchange
8 3 (1.26%) OpenStack
9 2 (0.84%) Apache Solr
9 2 (0.84%) CMS
9 2 (0.84%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 36 (15.13%) Microsoft Excel
2 14 (5.88%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (1.68%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (3.36%) Magento
2 5 (2.10%) Lorenzo
3 2 (0.84%) Oracle Assets
3 2 (0.84%) Oracle Cash Management
3 2 (0.84%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.84%) Oracle General Ledger
3 2 (0.84%) Oracle Payables
3 2 (0.84%) Oracle Receivables
3 2 (0.84%) SAP Hybris
3 2 (0.84%) Sprinklr
3 2 (0.84%) Unit4 Business World
4 1 (0.42%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.42%) iTrent
4 1 (0.42%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.42%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.42%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.42%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 53 (22.27%) Power Platform
2 44 (18.49%) Azure
3 20 (8.40%) AWS
4 9 (3.78%) Azure Data Factory
5 8 (3.36%) PaaS
6 7 (2.94%) GCP
6 7 (2.94%) Microsoft 365
7 6 (2.52%) IaaS
8 5 (2.10%) SaaS
8 5 (2.10%) Serverless
9 4 (1.68%) Azure Functions
9 4 (1.68%) Azure Storage
9 4 (1.68%) Google Analytics
10 3 (1.26%) PowerApps
11 2 (0.84%) Amazon EKS
11 2 (0.84%) AWS CodePipeline
11 2 (0.84%) Azure Logic Apps
11 2 (0.84%) Azure Synapse Analytics
11 2 (0.84%) CloudTest
11 2 (0.84%) SpeedCurve
Communications & Networking
1 8 (3.36%) Firewall
2 4 (1.68%) HTTP
3 2 (0.84%) Skype
4 1 (0.42%) DNS
4 1 (0.42%) IPv4
4 1 (0.42%) LAN
4 1 (0.42%) Network Security
4 1 (0.42%) OpenVPN
4 1 (0.42%) SAN
4 1 (0.42%) SNMP
4 1 (0.42%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (21.01%) Power BI
2 39 (16.39%) SQL Server
3 37 (15.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 36 (15.13%) Data Warehouse
5 28 (11.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 19 (7.98%) Relational Database
7 14 (5.88%) MySQL
8 12 (5.04%) Oracle Database
8 12 (5.04%) Oracle Reports
9 11 (4.62%) Data Lake
9 11 (4.62%) NoSQL
9 11 (4.62%) Oracle Database 12c
10 10 (4.20%) PostgreSQL
11 9 (3.78%) Azure SQL Database
11 9 (3.78%) DB2
11 9 (3.78%) DbVisualizer
11 9 (3.78%) Tableau
12 8 (3.36%) MongoDB
12 8 (3.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 6 (2.52%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 26 (10.92%) JIRA
2 16 (6.72%) Git (software)
3 11 (4.62%) Selenium
4 10 (4.20%) Jenkins
4 10 (4.20%) Visual Studio
5 9 (3.78%) GitLab
6 8 (3.36%) JMeter
6 8 (3.36%) Octopus Deploy
7 6 (2.52%) Oracle APEX
7 6 (2.52%) REST Assured
7 6 (2.52%) SoapUI
8 5 (2.10%) Postman
9 4 (1.68%) Cucumber
9 4 (1.68%) Eclipse
9 4 (1.68%) JUnit
9 4 (1.68%) LoadRunner
9 4 (1.68%) TeamCity
9 4 (1.68%) WebDriver
10 3 (1.26%) IntelliJ
10 3 (1.26%) Oracle Forms
General
1 52 (21.85%) Social Skills
2 35 (14.71%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (7.14%) Finance
4 16 (6.72%) Retail
5 13 (5.46%) Public Sector
6 12 (5.04%) Organisational Skills
7 5 (2.10%) Marketing
8 4 (1.68%) Influencing Skills
8 4 (1.68%) Manufacturing
8 4 (1.68%) Telecoms
9 3 (1.26%) Advertising
9 3 (1.26%) Electronics
9 3 (1.26%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (0.84%) Documentation Skills
10 2 (0.84%) General Ledger
10 2 (0.84%) Law
11 1 (0.42%) Automotive
11 1 (0.42%) Legal
11 1 (0.42%) Presentation Skills
Job Titles
1 85 (35.71%) Analyst
2 72 (30.25%) Developer
3 34 (14.29%) Report Analyst
4 29 (12.18%) Data Analyst
5 18 (7.56%) .NET Developer
6 17 (7.14%) C# Developer
7 12 (5.04%) Tester
8 11 (4.62%) SQL Developer
9 10 (4.20%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 10 (4.20%) C# .NET Developer
10 9 (3.78%) Data Engineer
10 9 (3.78%) Information Analyst
10 9 (3.78%) Oracle Developer
11 8 (3.36%) Architect
11 8 (3.36%) DevOps Engineer
11 8 (3.36%) SQL Analyst
12 7 (2.94%) Data Warehouse Developer
12 7 (2.94%) DBA
12 7 (2.94%) JavaScript Developer
12 7 (2.94%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (16.81%) .NET
2 25 (10.50%) XML
3 23 (9.66%) HTML
4 19 (7.98%) CSS
5 18 (7.56%) RESTful
6 17 (7.14%) ASP.NET
7 14 (5.88%) .NET Core
8 13 (5.46%) HTML5
8 13 (5.46%) JSON
9 12 (5.04%) AngularJS
9 12 (5.04%) Web Services
10 8 (3.36%) .NET Framework
10 8 (3.36%) J2EE
10 8 (3.36%) REST
10 8 (3.36%) SOAP
11 7 (2.94%) ASP.NET Web API
12 6 (2.52%) Middleware
13 5 (2.10%) React
13 5 (2.10%) Spring
13 5 (2.10%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 43 (18.07%) NHS
2 14 (5.88%) Management Information System
3 10 (4.20%) Self-Motivation
4 9 (3.78%) Life Science
5 7 (2.94%) Freedom of Information
5 7 (2.94%) Freedom of Information Act
6 6 (2.52%) Legacy Systems
7 3 (1.26%) Data Structures
7 3 (1.26%) FMCG
7 3 (1.26%) iSeries
7 3 (1.26%) N-Tier
7 3 (1.26%) Public Cloud
8 2 (0.84%) ASIC
8 2 (0.84%) Clustering
8 2 (0.84%) Data Centre
8 2 (0.84%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
9 1 (0.42%) Algorithms
9 1 (0.42%) AS400
9 1 (0.42%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.42%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 16 (6.72%) Unix
2 14 (5.88%) Windows
3 12 (5.04%) Linux
4 5 (2.10%) Windows Server
5 4 (1.68%) Ubuntu
6 2 (0.84%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (0.84%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (0.84%) Windows Server 2016
7 1 (0.42%) Android
7 1 (0.42%) CentOS
7 1 (0.42%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (24.37%) Business Intelligence
2 56 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
3 51 (21.43%) Analytics
4 32 (13.45%) DevOps
5 29 (12.18%) Problem-Solving
6 24 (10.08%) ETL
7 22 (9.24%) Data Modelling
8 20 (8.40%) Data Analysis
9 19 (7.98%) Scrum
10 18 (7.56%) Validation
11 17 (7.14%) Test Automation
12 14 (5.88%) Informatics
13 13 (5.46%) Information Management
13 13 (5.46%) MVC
13 13 (5.46%) Unit Testing
14 12 (5.04%) Continuous Integration
14 12 (5.04%) E-Commerce
14 12 (5.04%) ITIL
14 12 (5.04%) Migration
14 12 (5.04%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 38 (15.97%) JavaScript
2 34 (14.29%) C#
2 34 (14.29%) Java
3 25 (10.50%) Python
4 19 (7.98%) PL/SQL
5 16 (6.72%) T-SQL
6 11 (4.62%) VBA
7 9 (3.78%) PowerShell
7 9 (3.78%) VB
8 8 (3.36%) C
9 7 (2.94%) C++
9 7 (2.94%) Java 8
10 5 (2.10%) PHP
10 5 (2.10%) R
10 5 (2.10%) Scala
11 3 (1.26%) Perl
11 3 (1.26%) Shell Script
11 3 (1.26%) TypeScript
12 2 (0.84%) MATLAB
12 2 (0.84%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 27 (11.34%) Security Cleared
2 23 (9.66%) SC Cleared
3 17 (7.14%) Degree
4 10 (4.20%) ISTQB
5 6 (2.52%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 4 (1.68%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (1.26%) Computer Science Degree
7 3 (1.26%) DBS Check
7 3 (1.26%) ISEB
7 3 (1.26%) Oracle Certification
8 2 (0.84%) MCSD
8 2 (0.84%) Numerate Degree
8 2 (0.84%) OCA
9 1 (0.42%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (0.42%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.42%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 1 (0.42%) MCP
9 1 (0.42%) OCP
9 1 (0.42%) PhD
9 1 (0.42%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (9.66%) Data Quality
2 4 (1.68%) QA
3 2 (0.84%) Accessibility
3 2 (0.84%) Actionable Recommendations
3 2 (0.84%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 2 (0.84%) ISO 22301
3 2 (0.84%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 2 (0.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.42%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (5.88%) Docker
2 7 (2.94%) Active Directory
3 4 (1.68%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (1.26%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.84%) XenApp
6 1 (0.42%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (0.42%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 10 (4.20%) Kubernetes
2 9 (3.78%) Terraform
3 6 (2.52%) Data Guard
4 5 (2.10%) Puppet
4 5 (2.10%) SCCM
5 4 (1.68%) Ansible
6 3 (1.26%) Packer
7 2 (0.84%) Grafana
7 2 (0.84%) HP ALM
7 2 (0.84%) HP Quality Center
7 2 (0.84%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (0.84%) SCOM
7 2 (0.84%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 1 (0.42%) Avamar
8 1 (0.42%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 1 (0.42%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 50 (21.01%) Oracle
2 45 (18.91%) Microsoft
3 11 (4.62%) Google
3 11 (4.62%) IBM
4 10 (4.20%) Xerox
5 9 (3.78%) Serena
6 8 (3.36%) hybris
7 7 (2.94%) VMware
8 6 (2.52%) Databricks
8 6 (2.52%) SAP
9 5 (2.10%) Adobe
10 4 (1.68%) Atlassian
10 4 (1.68%) F5
10 4 (1.68%) webMethods
11 3 (1.26%) Citrix
11 3 (1.26%) Informatica
11 3 (1.26%) MicroStrategy
11 3 (1.26%) Sage
12 2 (0.84%) BEA
12 2 (0.84%) HP