Period
to 16 July 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 16 July 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
16 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 7 7 7
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 0
Contract jobs citing SQL 583 567 685
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 12.35% 12.23% 13.19%
As % of the Programming Languages category 33.31% 31.12% 38.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 369 367 423
East of England median daily rate £400 £363 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.34% -2.03% +5.71%
10th Percentile £280 £242 £233
90th Percentile £538 £479 £493
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +6.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 20 30
East of England median hourly rate £27.50 £34.25 £34.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -19.71% -1.44% -3.47%
10th Percentile £13.50 £14.85 £20.75
90th Percentile £45.00 £45.09 £43.54
England median hourly rate £25.01 £39.50 £28.50
% change year-on-year -36.70% +38.60% +22.58%

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 1,750 1,822 1,762
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 37.08% 39.31% 33.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,064 1,061 1,041
East of England median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +2.74%
10th Percentile £281 £275 £255
90th Percentile £563 £562 £523
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 69 119 122
East of England median hourly rate £42.00 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £16.00 £29.70 £21.38
90th Percentile £56.25 £52.90 £52.25
England median hourly rate £41.50 £41.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year +0.61% +10.00% +7.14%

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 16 July 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 16 July 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 16 July 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 -1 194 £380 +8.57% 106
Essex +6 117 £463 +14.38% 42
Cambridgeshire 0 96 £400 +23.08% 83
Bedfordshire +6 95 £400 +6.67% 31
Suffolk 0 54 £400 +2.56% 19
Norfolk +3 29 £300 -3.23% 32
SQL
England

For the 6 months to 16 July 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.

1 159 (27.27%) SQL Server
2 152 (26.07%) Agile Software Development
3 147 (25.21%) Oracle
4 133 (22.81%) Java
5 125 (21.44%) Microsoft
6 97 (16.64%) C#
7 95 (16.30%) .NET
8 84 (14.41%) Windows
9 83 (14.24%) XML
10 82 (14.07%) Business Intelligence
11 79 (13.55%) JavaScript
12 76 (13.04%) HTML
13 75 (12.86%) ETL
14 74 (12.69%) Linux
15 71 (12.18%) Finance
16 68 (11.66%) Problem-Solving
17 64 (10.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 64 (10.98%) CSS
17 64 (10.98%) T-SQL
17 64 (10.98%) Python
17 64 (10.98%) Data Warehouse
17 64 (10.98%) JIRA
18 60 (10.29%) Analytical Skills
19 58 (9.95%) Data Modelling
20 57 (9.78%) Unix
20 57 (9.78%) MVC
21 56 (9.61%) TDD
22 54 (9.26%) PL/SQL
23 52 (8.92%) Test Automation
24 51 (8.75%) Amazon AWS

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 30 (5.15%) WebLogic
2 21 (3.60%) Apache
3 19 (3.26%) Confluence
3 19 (3.26%) SharePoint
3 19 (3.26%) WebSphere
4 18 (3.09%) Apache Spark
4 18 (3.09%) Elasticsearch
4 18 (3.09%) IIS
5 15 (2.57%) MS Exchange
6 12 (2.06%) Tomcat
7 9 (1.54%) Cloud Foundry
8 8 (1.37%) Apache Airflow
8 8 (1.37%) Luigi
8 8 (1.37%) Oracle Workflow
9 7 (1.20%) Skype for Business
10 5 (0.86%) CMS
10 5 (0.86%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 4 (0.69%) JBoss
11 4 (0.69%) Mule
11 4 (0.69%) OpenStack
Applications
1 39 (6.69%) Microsoft Excel
2 20 (3.43%) Microsoft Office
3 11 (1.89%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.86%) Windchill
5 3 (0.51%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.17%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 15 (2.57%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.86%) Magento
3 4 (0.69%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (0.69%) Oracle EBS R12
4 3 (0.51%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.34%) assyst
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%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
6 1 (0.17%) iTrent
6 1 (0.17%) Oracle 11i
6 1 (0.17%) Oracle Payables
6 1 (0.17%) Payment Gateway
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 51 (8.75%) Amazon AWS
2 50 (8.58%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (1.72%) Amazon EC2
4 9 (1.54%) Amazon EMR
4 9 (1.54%) Amazon Kinesis
5 7 (1.20%) Office 365
6 6 (1.03%) GitHub
6 6 (1.03%) SaaS
7 5 (0.86%) Cloud Computing
7 5 (0.86%) Google Cloud Platform
8 4 (0.69%) Dynamics 365
9 3 (0.51%) PaaS
9 3 (0.51%) Stackdriver
10 2 (0.34%) IaaS
10 2 (0.34%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
10 2 (0.34%) Serverless
10 2 (0.34%) Slack
11 1 (0.17%) Azure Active Directory
11 1 (0.17%) Azure Data Factory
11 1 (0.17%) Google Compute Engine
Communications & Networking
1 26 (4.46%) Firewall
2 23 (3.95%) HTTP
3 14 (2.40%) DNS
4 13 (2.23%) FTP
5 12 (2.06%) TCP/IP
6 11 (1.89%) DHCP
7 10 (1.72%) SAN
7 10 (1.72%) VoIP
8 9 (1.54%) Internet
8 9 (1.54%) SMTP
8 9 (1.54%) VLAN
9 8 (1.37%) LAN
10 7 (1.20%) SSL
10 7 (1.20%) Wireless
11 6 (1.03%) VPN
12 5 (0.86%) Fibre Channel
12 5 (0.86%) HTTPS
12 5 (0.86%) iSCSI
12 5 (0.86%) NAS
12 5 (0.86%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 159 (27.27%) SQL Server
2 64 (10.98%) Data Warehouse
2 64 (10.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 51 (8.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 45 (7.72%) PostgreSQL
5 40 (6.86%) NoSQL
6 33 (5.66%) MySQL
7 31 (5.32%) Big Data
7 31 (5.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 30 (5.15%) Relational Database
9 28 (4.80%) Hadoop
10 25 (4.29%) MongoDB
11 24 (4.12%) DB2
12 22 (3.77%) SQL Server 2008
13 20 (3.43%) Power BI
13 20 (3.43%) SQL Server 2012
14 17 (2.92%) Apache Cassandra
14 17 (2.92%) Oracle Database
15 16 (2.74%) Crystal Reports
15 16 (2.74%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 64 (10.98%) JIRA
2 41 (7.03%) Git (software)
3 32 (5.49%) Selenium
4 29 (4.97%) Jenkins
5 24 (4.12%) JMeter
6 20 (3.43%) SoapUI
7 17 (2.92%) Maven
7 17 (2.92%) Team Foundation Server
8 15 (2.57%) Subversion
8 15 (2.57%) Visual Studio
9 14 (2.40%) LoadRunner
10 13 (2.23%) Toad
11 12 (2.06%) Cucumber
11 12 (2.06%) JUnit
12 10 (1.72%) CA Gen
12 10 (1.72%) Eclipse
13 9 (1.54%) Gradle
13 9 (1.54%) Sonatype Nexus
14 7 (1.20%) Visual Studio Team System
15 6 (1.03%) AccuRev
General
1 71 (12.18%) Finance
2 29 (4.97%) Telecoms
3 27 (4.63%) Retail
4 23 (3.95%) Manufacturing
5 9 (1.54%) Law
6 8 (1.37%) Marketing
7 7 (1.20%) Advertising
7 7 (1.20%) Legal
8 6 (1.03%) Back Office
9 5 (0.86%) Banking
9 5 (0.86%) Electronics
10 4 (0.69%) Pharmaceutical
11 3 (0.51%) Front Office
12 2 (0.34%) Billing
12 2 (0.34%) Local Government
13 1 (0.17%) Automotive
13 1 (0.17%) Games
13 1 (0.17%) General Ledger
13 1 (0.17%) Multimedia
13 1 (0.17%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 252 (43.22%) Developer
2 101 (17.32%) Analyst
3 55 (9.43%) SQL Developer
4 50 (8.58%) .NET Developer
5 45 (7.72%) Java Developer
6 41 (7.03%) C# Developer
7 31 (5.32%) DBA
8 27 (4.63%) SQL DBA
8 27 (4.63%) Tester
9 26 (4.46%) Senior Developer
10 25 (4.29%) Consultant
10 25 (4.29%) ETL Developer
11 23 (3.95%) Business Analyst
11 23 (3.95%) C# .NET Developer
11 23 (3.95%) Test Analyst
12 22 (3.77%) Data Analyst
13 21 (3.60%) Support Engineer
14 20 (3.43%) Data Engineer
15 17 (2.92%) Software Developer
16 16 (2.74%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 95 (16.30%) .NET
2 83 (14.24%) XML
3 76 (13.04%) HTML
4 64 (10.98%) CSS
5 51 (8.75%) Web Services
6 47 (8.06%) AngularJS
7 46 (7.89%) ASP.NET
8 43 (7.38%) Spring
9 39 (6.69%) JSON
10 36 (6.17%) ASP.NET Web API
11 35 (6.00%) RESTful
12 29 (4.97%) jQuery
12 29 (4.97%) Middleware
13 24 (4.12%) REST
14 22 (3.77%) J2EE
14 22 (3.77%) Node.js
15 21 (3.60%) HTML5
16 20 (3.43%) ASP.NET MVC
17 19 (3.26%) SOAP
17 19 (3.26%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 60 (10.29%) Analytical Skills
2 28 (4.80%) Management Information System
3 27 (4.63%) Replication
4 19 (3.26%) Data Structures
5 18 (3.09%) Greenfield Project
6 17 (2.92%) Enterprise Software
7 16 (2.74%) Data Centre
8 13 (2.23%) Client/Server
8 13 (2.23%) User Experience
9 12 (2.06%) Computer Science
10 10 (1.72%) Clustering
10 10 (1.72%) Linux Command Line
11 9 (1.54%) LIMS
11 9 (1.54%) NHS
11 9 (1.54%) Reference Data
12 7 (1.20%) Enterprise Cloud
13 6 (1.03%) FMCG
13 6 (1.03%) Mobile App
14 5 (0.86%) N-Tier
14 5 (0.86%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 84 (14.41%) Windows
2 74 (12.69%) Linux
3 57 (9.78%) Unix
4 35 (6.00%) Windows Server
5 14 (2.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 13 (2.23%) Solaris
7 11 (1.89%) CentOS
8 9 (1.54%) Ubuntu
8 9 (1.54%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (0.86%) AIX
10 3 (0.51%) Debian
10 3 (0.51%) Windows NT
10 3 (0.51%) Windows Server 2008
11 2 (0.34%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.17%) Android
12 1 (0.17%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.17%) FreeNAS
12 1 (0.17%) HPUX
12 1 (0.17%) VMS
12 1 (0.17%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 152 (26.07%) Agile Software Development
2 82 (14.07%) Business Intelligence
3 75 (12.86%) ETL
4 68 (11.66%) Problem-Solving
5 58 (9.95%) Data Modelling
6 57 (9.78%) MVC
7 56 (9.61%) TDD
8 52 (8.92%) Test Automation
9 51 (8.75%) Migration
10 43 (7.38%) ITIL
10 43 (7.38%) Scrum
11 41 (7.03%) Test Scripting
12 39 (6.69%) Software Engineering
13 38 (6.52%) Continuous Integration
13 38 (6.52%) Data Mapping
14 36 (6.17%) Analytics
14 36 (6.17%) Data Integration
15 35 (6.00%) BDD
15 35 (6.00%) OO
16 33 (5.66%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 133 (22.81%) Java
2 97 (16.64%) C#
3 79 (13.55%) JavaScript
4 64 (10.98%) Python
4 64 (10.98%) T-SQL
5 54 (9.26%) PL/SQL
6 35 (6.00%) C++
7 27 (4.63%) PowerShell
8 23 (3.95%) Perl
9 21 (3.60%) R
10 20 (3.43%) VB.NET
11 18 (3.09%) Shell Script
12 17 (2.92%) C
13 16 (2.74%) PHP
13 16 (2.74%) Scala
13 16 (2.74%) VBA
14 13 (2.23%) Bash Shell
15 12 (2.06%) VBScript
16 10 (1.72%) Java 8
17 8 (1.37%) VB
Qualifications
1 49 (8.40%) Security Cleared
2 36 (6.17%) SC Cleared
3 34 (5.83%) Degree
4 29 (4.97%) ISTQB
5 23 (3.95%) ISEB
6 19 (3.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 12 (2.06%) Microsoft Certification
8 10 (1.72%) Cisco Certification
9 8 (1.37%) Computer Science Degree
10 6 (1.03%) CCNA
11 5 (0.86%) DV Cleared
11 5 (0.86%) MCP
11 5 (0.86%) MCSE
12 3 (0.51%) BPSS Clearance
12 3 (0.51%) ITIL Certification
12 3 (0.51%) MCSA
12 3 (0.51%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
12 3 (0.51%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 2 (0.34%) CCNP
13 2 (0.34%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (6.17%) QA
2 26 (4.46%) Data Quality
3 8 (1.37%) GDPR
4 6 (1.03%) PMO
5 5 (0.86%) HL7
5 5 (0.86%) SLA
6 1 (0.17%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.17%) WCAG
System Software
1 43 (7.38%) Active Directory
2 35 (6.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (3.09%) Docker
4 12 (2.06%) Hyper-V
5 7 (1.20%) Virtual Desktop
5 7 (1.20%) XenDesktop
6 6 (1.03%) XenApp
7 5 (0.86%) Terminal Services
7 5 (0.86%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (0.51%) BitLocker
8 3 (0.51%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 3 (0.51%) Virtual Machines
8 3 (0.51%) VirtualBox
8 3 (0.51%) XenServer
9 2 (0.34%) Apache Flume
10 1 (0.17%) Oracle RAC
10 1 (0.17%) vSphere
10 1 (0.17%) Xen
Systems Management
1 13 (2.23%) Ansible
2 12 (2.06%) SCOM
3 9 (1.54%) Backup Exec
4 8 (1.37%) Puppet
5 7 (1.20%) Kubernetes
5 7 (1.20%) Norton AntiVirus
5 7 (1.20%) Opscode Chef
5 7 (1.20%) SCCM
6 6 (1.03%) Kibana
6 6 (1.03%) Single Sign-On
7 5 (0.86%) HP Data Protector
7 5 (0.86%) Microsoft Clustering
7 5 (0.86%) NetBackup
8 4 (0.69%) HAProxy
8 4 (0.69%) HP Quality Center
9 3 (0.51%) logstash
9 3 (0.51%) Terraform
10 2 (0.34%) Nagios
10 2 (0.34%) Oracle RMAN
10 2 (0.34%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 147 (25.21%) Oracle
2 125 (21.44%) Microsoft
3 44 (7.55%) VMware
4 35 (6.00%) IBM
5 32 (5.49%) Citrix
6 29 (4.97%) HP
7 23 (3.95%) webMethods
8 17 (2.92%) Cisco
9 16 (2.74%) Tableau
9 16 (2.74%) Teradata
10 14 (2.40%) Dell
11 12 (2.06%) Google
11 12 (2.06%) Informatica
12 10 (1.72%) BEA
12 10 (1.72%) SAP
12 10 (1.72%) Veeam
13 9 (1.54%) Red Hat
13 9 (1.54%) SolarWinds
13 9 (1.54%) Symantec
14 8 (1.37%) Cognos