Period
to 7 July 2020

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 7 July 2020 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
7 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 10 7 7
Rank change year-on-year -3 0 0
Contract jobs citing SQL 200 509 581
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East of England 9.84% 11.90% 12.40%
As % of the Programming Languages category 27.21% 31.65% 33.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 124 312 371
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% +10.34%
10th Percentile £313 £283 £275
90th Percentile £579 £575 £538
England median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 26 22
Median hourly rate £19.00 £35.00 £29.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -45.71% +19.66% -14.60%
10th Percentile £10.08 £14.50 £13.55
90th Percentile £26.05 £55.00 £44.70
England median hourly rate £35.00 £33.25 £27.16
% change year-on-year +5.26% +22.42% -31.24%

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 735 1,608 1,740
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 36.15% 37.61% 37.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 457 923 1,047
Median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £313 £319 £281
90th Percentile £583 £588 £564
England median daily rate £500 £480 £475
% change year-on-year +4.17% +1.05% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 72 69
Median hourly rate £24.70 £45.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -45.11% +20.00% -6.25%
10th Percentile £11.87 £18.03 £14.80
90th Percentile £55.25 £52.50 £56.25
Median hourly rate £35.00 £43.00 £41.56
% change year-on-year -18.60% +3.48% +0.74%

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 7 July 2020.

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 7 July 2020.

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 7 July 2020. 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 +1 59 £438 +2.94% 15
Cambridgeshire -3 52 £475 +5.56% 31
Hertfordshire -5 49 £434 +5.15% 27
Suffolk 0 25 £400 - 6
Bedfordshire -7 10 £400 -5.88% 4
Norfolk +6 4 £400 -5.88% 5
East Anglia -2 1 £500 +11.11% 1
SQL
England

For the 6 months to 7 July 2020, 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 55 (27.50%) Agile Software Development
2 51 (25.50%) Oracle
3 47 (23.50%) SQL Server
4 36 (18.00%) .NET
4 36 (18.00%) Azure
5 35 (17.50%) Microsoft
6 34 (17.00%) C#
6 34 (17.00%) Java
7 33 (16.50%) Business Intelligence
8 31 (15.50%) ETL
9 30 (15.00%) Data Modelling
10 28 (14.00%) T-SQL
11 27 (13.50%) Finance
12 26 (13.00%) Data Warehouse
13 25 (12.50%) Microservices
14 23 (11.50%) Unix
14 23 (11.50%) Windows
15 22 (11.00%) JavaScript
15 22 (11.00%) XML
16 21 (10.50%) Migration
16 21 (10.50%) Problem-Solving
17 20 (10.00%) AWS
18 19 (9.50%) Analytical Skills
18 19 (9.50%) Relational Database
18 19 (9.50%) Analytics
19 18 (9.00%) Scrum
19 18 (9.00%) Linux
19 18 (9.00%) Visualisation
19 18 (9.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
19 18 (9.00%) Power BI

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 14 (7.00%) WebLogic
2 11 (5.50%) Confluence
3 6 (3.00%) SharePoint
4 5 (2.50%) IIS
5 4 (2.00%) Apache Spark
6 3 (1.50%) Apache
6 3 (1.50%) BizTalk Server
6 3 (1.50%) Elasticsearch
6 3 (1.50%) JBoss
6 3 (1.50%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 2 (1.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 2 (1.00%) SAS
8 1 (0.50%) CMS
8 1 (0.50%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.50%) Moodle
8 1 (0.50%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.50%) NServiceBus
8 1 (0.50%) Oracle Workflow
8 1 (0.50%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.50%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 8 (4.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (2.00%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (1.00%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.50%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.50%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (3.00%) Oracle EBS
2 5 (2.50%) Unit4 Business World
3 3 (1.50%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (1.50%) SAP Hybris
4 2 (1.00%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (1.00%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.50%) Maximo
5 1 (0.50%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.50%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 36 (18.00%) Azure
2 20 (10.00%) AWS
3 18 (9.00%) Power Platform
4 9 (4.50%) Azure Data Factory
5 6 (3.00%) Azure Functions
5 6 (3.00%) SaaS
5 6 (3.00%) Serverless
6 5 (2.50%) Amazon EMR
6 5 (2.50%) GCP
7 4 (2.00%) Dynamics 365
7 4 (2.00%) PaaS
8 3 (1.50%) Amazon S3
8 3 (1.50%) GitHub
8 3 (1.50%) IaaS
9 2 (1.00%) Azure ExpressRoute
9 2 (1.00%) Datadog
10 1 (0.50%) Amazon EKS
10 1 (0.50%) Azure Active Directory
10 1 (0.50%) Azure Stack
10 1 (0.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (3.50%) HTTP
2 5 (2.50%) DHCP
2 5 (2.50%) DNS
2 5 (2.50%) SAN
3 4 (2.00%) LAN
3 4 (2.00%) SSH
3 4 (2.00%) TCP/IP
3 4 (2.00%) VPN
3 4 (2.00%) WAN
3 4 (2.00%) Wi-Fi
4 3 (1.50%) Firewall
5 2 (1.00%) Intranet
5 2 (1.00%) SMS
5 2 (1.00%) SSL
6 1 (0.50%) 3G
6 1 (0.50%) DSL
6 1 (0.50%) FTP
6 1 (0.50%) GPRS
6 1 (0.50%) PSTN
6 1 (0.50%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (23.50%) SQL Server
2 26 (13.00%) Data Warehouse
3 19 (9.50%) Relational Database
4 18 (9.00%) Power BI
4 18 (9.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 13 (6.50%) Oracle Database
6 12 (6.00%) MySQL
7 11 (5.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 10 (5.00%) Azure SQL Database
8 10 (5.00%) QlikView
8 10 (5.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 8 (4.00%) Big Data
9 8 (4.00%) Data Lake
9 8 (4.00%) NoSQL
9 8 (4.00%) Qlik Sense
10 7 (3.50%) BusinessObjects
10 7 (3.50%) Data Mart
10 7 (3.50%) MS Access
10 7 (3.50%) RDBMS
11 6 (3.00%) Snowflake Schema
Development Applications
1 17 (8.50%) Git (software)
2 14 (7.00%) JIRA
3 11 (5.50%) SoapUI
4 9 (4.50%) Bitbucket
4 9 (4.50%) Jenkins
5 8 (4.00%) REST Assured
6 7 (3.50%) Selenium
7 6 (3.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 5 (2.50%) JUnit
8 5 (2.50%) Subversion
8 5 (2.50%) Team Foundation Server
9 4 (2.00%) Oracle Forms
9 4 (2.00%) Toad
9 4 (2.00%) Visual Studio
10 3 (1.50%) Cucumber
10 3 (1.50%) ERwin
10 3 (1.50%) JMeter
10 3 (1.50%) NUnit
11 2 (1.00%) Maven
11 2 (1.00%) Zephyr
General
1 27 (13.50%) Finance
2 9 (4.50%) Public Sector
3 8 (4.00%) Pharmaceutical
3 8 (4.00%) Retail
4 4 (2.00%) Law
5 3 (1.50%) Legal
5 3 (1.50%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.00%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.50%) French Language
7 1 (0.50%) German Language
7 1 (0.50%) Marketing
7 1 (0.50%) Military
Job Titles
1 62 (31.00%) Developer
2 30 (15.00%) Analyst
3 24 (12.00%) DBA
4 19 (9.50%) .NET Developer
5 13 (6.50%) SQL DBA
6 12 (6.00%) Architect
7 11 (5.50%) Data Analyst
7 11 (5.50%) SQL Developer
8 10 (5.00%) C# Developer
9 9 (4.50%) Consultant
9 9 (4.50%) Data Engineer
10 8 (4.00%) C# .NET Developer
10 8 (4.00%) Tester
11 7 (3.50%) Azure Engineer
11 7 (3.50%) Full Stack Developer
12 6 (3.00%) Business Systems Analyst
12 6 (3.00%) Java Developer
12 6 (3.00%) Oracle DBA
12 6 (3.00%) QA Tester
12 6 (3.00%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (18.00%) .NET
2 22 (11.00%) XML
3 13 (6.50%) Web Services
4 11 (5.50%) .NET Core
4 11 (5.50%) HTML
4 11 (5.50%) Spring
5 10 (5.00%) ASP.NET
5 10 (5.00%) Middleware
6 9 (4.50%) J2SE
6 9 (4.50%) Spring Boot
7 8 (4.00%) CSS
7 8 (4.00%) JSON
8 7 (3.50%) AngularJS
9 6 (3.00%) Node.js
9 6 (3.00%) SOAP
9 6 (3.00%) WCF
10 5 (2.50%) .NET Framework
10 5 (2.50%) ASP.NET Web API
10 5 (2.50%) J2EE
10 5 (2.50%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 19 (9.50%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (6.00%) Data Structures
3 7 (3.50%) Management Information System
3 7 (3.50%) NHS
3 7 (3.50%) Replication
4 6 (3.00%) Self-Motivation
5 5 (2.50%) Greenfield Project
5 5 (2.50%) User Experience
6 4 (2.00%) Clustering
6 4 (2.00%) N-Tier
7 3 (1.50%) Data Centre
7 3 (1.50%) Linux Command Line
8 2 (1.00%) FMCG
8 2 (1.00%) Life Science
8 2 (1.00%) Mobile App
8 2 (1.00%) Reference Data
9 1 (0.50%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.50%) iSeries
9 1 (0.50%) Mobile Payment
9 1 (0.50%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 23 (11.50%) Unix
1 23 (11.50%) Windows
2 18 (9.00%) Linux
3 11 (5.50%) Windows Server
4 5 (2.50%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (2.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (2.00%) Windows Server 2016
6 2 (1.00%) CentOS
7 1 (0.50%) Debian
7 1 (0.50%) OS/390
7 1 (0.50%) OS/400
7 1 (0.50%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.50%) Windows NT
7 1 (0.50%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (27.50%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (16.50%) Business Intelligence
3 31 (15.50%) ETL
4 30 (15.00%) Data Modelling
5 25 (12.50%) Microservices
6 21 (10.50%) Migration
6 21 (10.50%) Problem-Solving
7 19 (9.50%) Analytics
8 18 (9.00%) Scrum
8 18 (9.00%) Visualisation
9 17 (8.50%) TDD
10 15 (7.50%) BDD
10 15 (7.50%) DevOps
10 15 (7.50%) Test Automation
11 14 (7.00%) Data Science
11 14 (7.00%) MVC
12 13 (6.50%) Data Analysis
13 12 (6.00%) Data Integration
13 12 (6.00%) Machine Learning
13 12 (6.00%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 34 (17.00%) C#
1 34 (17.00%) Java
2 28 (14.00%) T-SQL
3 22 (11.00%) JavaScript
4 16 (8.00%) PL/SQL
5 12 (6.00%) PowerShell
6 11 (5.50%) Python
7 10 (5.00%) Bash Shell
8 9 (4.50%) VB
9 6 (3.00%) C
9 6 (3.00%) VBA
10 5 (2.50%) PHP
10 5 (2.50%) VB.NET
11 4 (2.00%) Perl
11 4 (2.00%) Shell Script
11 4 (2.00%) VB6
12 3 (1.50%) C++
12 3 (1.50%) Java 8
12 3 (1.50%) R
13 2 (1.00%) Scala
Qualifications
1 16 (8.00%) Security Cleared
2 14 (7.00%) SC Cleared
3 8 (4.00%) Degree
4 7 (3.50%) ISTQB
5 6 (3.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 5 (2.50%) DV Cleared
6 5 (2.50%) ISEB
7 3 (1.50%) Computer Science Degree
8 2 (1.00%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (1.00%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (1.00%) Master's Degree
8 2 (1.00%) PhD
9 1 (0.50%) CCNA
9 1 (0.50%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.50%) MCP
9 1 (0.50%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.50%) OCP
9 1 (0.50%) Oracle Certification
9 1 (0.50%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (6.00%) QA
2 11 (5.50%) Data Quality
3 2 (1.00%) DICOM
4 1 (0.50%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (0.50%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
4 1 (0.50%) GxP
4 1 (0.50%) HL7
4 1 (0.50%) PMO
4 1 (0.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 17 (8.50%) Docker
2 11 (5.50%) Active Directory
3 5 (2.50%) Virtual Servers
4 3 (1.50%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (1.50%) vSphere
5 2 (1.00%) Hyper-V
5 2 (1.00%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.50%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 14 (7.00%) Kubernetes
2 4 (2.00%) Ansible
3 3 (1.50%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 3 (1.50%) HP ALM
4 2 (1.00%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (1.00%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 2 (1.00%) Puppet
4 2 (1.00%) SCCM
4 2 (1.00%) SCOM
5 1 (0.50%) Data Guard
5 1 (0.50%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.50%) Oracle RMAN
5 1 (0.50%) SolarWinds Orion
5 1 (0.50%) WMI
Vendors
1 51 (25.50%) Oracle
2 35 (17.50%) Microsoft
3 12 (6.00%) Tableau
4 10 (5.00%) SAP
5 8 (4.00%) webMethods
6 6 (3.00%) Talend
7 5 (2.50%) Databricks
7 5 (2.50%) VMware
8 4 (2.00%) BEA
8 4 (2.00%) Google
8 4 (2.00%) HP
8 4 (2.00%) MicroStrategy
8 4 (2.00%) Red Hat
9 3 (1.50%) hybris
9 3 (1.50%) Informatica
9 3 (1.50%) SolarWinds
10 2 (1.00%) CheckPoint
10 2 (1.00%) IBM
10 2 (1.00%) jBASE
10 2 (1.00%) WSO2