Period
to 15 January 2019

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 15 January 2019 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
15 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 8 6 8
Rank change year-on-year -2 +2 -2
Contract jobs citing SQL 527 587 558
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 11.57% 12.36% 12.47%
As % of the Programming Languages category 31.22% 31.83% 31.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 313 357 341
East of England median daily rate £415 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.67% +7.14% -6.67%
10th Percentile £301 £275 £208
90th Percentile £550 £546 £500
England median daily rate £450 £438 £400
% change year-on-year +2.86% +9.38% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 24 27
East of England median hourly rate £20.00 £33.25 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -39.85% -7.65% -
10th Percentile £9.63 £15.89 £13.97
90th Percentile £45.00 £42.03 £46.30
England median hourly rate £35.00 £26.78 £33.50
% change year-on-year +30.72% -20.07% +5.48%

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 1,688 1,844 1,773
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 37.07% 38.82% 39.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,004 1,064 1,035
East of England median daily rate £435 £413 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.45% +10.00% -
10th Percentile £303 £297 £250
90th Percentile £575 £588 £538
England median daily rate £475 £475 £425
% change year-on-year - +11.76% +2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 72 113 133
East of England median hourly rate £45.00 £40.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -4.71% +8.97%
10th Percentile £17.45 £25.60 £30.55
90th Percentile £52.50 £52.50 £52.50
England median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%

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 15 January 2019.

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 15 January 2019.

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 15 January 2019. 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 +7 167 £450 - 36
Hertfordshire -2 158 £400 +9.59% 103
Cambridgeshire -3 98 £425 +21.26% 110
Bedfordshire +5 57 £425 +21.43% 25
Suffolk +1 34 £363 -12.65% 33
Norfolk -9 9 £142 -56.46% 19
East Anglia - 1 - - 28
SQL
England

For the 6 months to 15 January 2019, 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.

1 169 (32.07%) Agile Software Development
2 167 (31.69%) Oracle
3 151 (28.65%) SQL Server
4 131 (24.86%) Java
5 100 (18.98%) ETL
6 92 (17.46%) Microsoft
6 92 (17.46%) JIRA
7 91 (17.27%) Business Intelligence
8 89 (16.89%) C#
8 89 (16.89%) Unix
9 87 (16.51%) PL/SQL
10 82 (15.56%) Linux
11 80 (15.18%) T-SQL
12 74 (14.04%) Data Warehouse
12 74 (14.04%) Problem-Solving
13 73 (13.85%) Windows
13 73 (13.85%) XML
14 69 (13.09%) .NET
15 68 (12.90%) TDD
16 67 (12.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 65 (12.33%) Scrum
18 64 (12.14%) MySQL
19 62 (11.76%) Migration
20 60 (11.39%) Data Modelling
21 59 (11.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
21 59 (11.20%) Security Cleared
21 59 (11.20%) Confluence
22 58 (11.01%) Test Automation
22 58 (11.01%) Web Services
23 57 (10.82%) Test Scripting

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 59 (11.20%) Confluence
2 42 (7.97%) WebLogic
3 25 (4.74%) Apache Spark
4 15 (2.85%) Elasticsearch
5 13 (2.47%) Apache
5 13 (2.47%) SharePoint
6 10 (1.90%) IIS
6 10 (1.90%) Tomcat
7 9 (1.71%) WebSphere
8 7 (1.33%) Cloud Foundry
9 6 (1.14%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 6 (1.14%) BizTalk Server
9 6 (1.14%) JBoss
9 6 (1.14%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 6 (1.14%) SAS
10 5 (0.95%) Skype for Business
11 4 (0.76%) CMS
11 4 (0.76%) Drupal
12 3 (0.57%) SharePoint 2013
13 2 (0.38%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 25 (4.74%) Microsoft Excel
2 11 (2.09%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (0.95%) Microsoft Project
4 4 (0.76%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (0.57%) SPSS
6 2 (0.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 2 (0.38%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.19%) HipChat
7 1 (0.19%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 8 (1.52%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (1.14%) Infor M3
2 6 (1.14%) Oracle EBS
3 5 (0.95%) Oracle BPM
4 4 (0.76%) Adobe Campaign
4 4 (0.76%) CiviCRM
5 3 (0.57%) FastStats
5 3 (0.57%) FastStats PeopleStage
6 2 (0.38%) Dynamics NAV
6 2 (0.38%) HFM
6 2 (0.38%) Hyperion Planning
6 2 (0.38%) Magento
6 2 (0.38%) nopCommerce
7 1 (0.19%) Lorenzo
7 1 (0.19%) Oracle EBS R12
7 1 (0.19%) SAP MDG
7 1 (0.19%) SAP MDM
7 1 (0.19%) SAP PSCD
7 1 (0.19%) Siebel CRM
7 1 (0.19%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 48 (9.11%) Amazon AWS
2 42 (7.97%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (2.09%) Office 365
4 9 (1.71%) GitHub
5 7 (1.33%) Amazon EMR
6 5 (0.95%) Amazon S3
6 5 (0.95%) Azure Data Factory
6 5 (0.95%) Dynamics 365
7 4 (0.76%) Google Cloud Platform
7 4 (0.76%) Slack
8 3 (0.57%) Amazon EC2
8 3 (0.57%) Amazon Kinesis
9 2 (0.38%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (0.38%) Google Analytics
9 2 (0.38%) IaaS
9 2 (0.38%) Mimecast
9 2 (0.38%) npm
9 2 (0.38%) SaaS
9 2 (0.38%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 1 (0.19%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 18 (3.42%) HTTP
2 17 (3.23%) Internet
3 13 (2.47%) DNS
3 13 (2.47%) TCP/IP
4 10 (1.90%) Firewall
5 7 (1.33%) SSL
5 7 (1.33%) VPN
6 6 (1.14%) LAN
6 6 (1.14%) Remote Desktop
7 5 (0.95%) FTP
7 5 (0.95%) HTTPS
7 5 (0.95%) WAN
8 4 (0.76%) Skype
8 4 (0.76%) SNMP
8 4 (0.76%) Wireless
9 3 (0.57%) Extranet
10 2 (0.38%) Cisco IOS
10 2 (0.38%) PuTTY
10 2 (0.38%) SSH
11 1 (0.19%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 151 (28.65%) SQL Server
2 74 (14.04%) Data Warehouse
3 67 (12.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 64 (12.14%) MySQL
5 59 (11.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 46 (8.73%) Relational Database
7 42 (7.97%) PostgreSQL
8 33 (6.26%) Pentaho
9 32 (6.07%) BusinessObjects
9 32 (6.07%) Hadoop
10 31 (5.88%) MongoDB
11 30 (5.69%) SQL Server 2008
12 29 (5.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 29 (5.50%) Sybase ASE
13 27 (5.12%) NoSQL
14 25 (4.74%) SQL Server 2016
15 24 (4.55%) Power BI
16 23 (4.36%) Big Data
17 20 (3.80%) Apache Hive
17 20 (3.80%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 92 (17.46%) JIRA
2 48 (9.11%) Git (software)
3 35 (6.64%) Jenkins
4 34 (6.45%) Selenium
5 30 (5.69%) Subversion
6 27 (5.12%) Maven
7 26 (4.93%) SoapUI
8 25 (4.74%) Visual Studio
9 22 (4.17%) JMeter
10 16 (3.04%) CA Gen
11 15 (2.85%) Bitbucket
11 15 (2.85%) Eclipse
11 15 (2.85%) LoadRunner
12 14 (2.66%) Cucumber
12 14 (2.66%) Team Foundation Server
13 13 (2.47%) JUnit
13 13 (2.47%) Toad
14 10 (1.90%) Ant
15 9 (1.71%) GitLab
16 8 (1.52%) Gradle
General
1 56 (10.63%) Finance
2 17 (3.23%) Marketing
3 13 (2.47%) Pharmaceutical
4 8 (1.52%) Retail
5 6 (1.14%) Publishing
6 5 (0.95%) Law
6 5 (0.95%) Legal
7 4 (0.76%) Manufacturing
8 3 (0.57%) Back Office
9 2 (0.38%) Automotive
9 2 (0.38%) Telecoms
10 1 (0.19%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.19%) Banking
10 1 (0.19%) Military
Job Titles
1 273 (51.80%) Developer
2 104 (19.73%) Analyst
3 77 (14.61%) SQL Developer
4 59 (11.20%) Java Developer
5 36 (6.83%) ETL Developer
6 30 (5.69%) .NET Developer
7 29 (5.50%) Test Analyst
8 27 (5.12%) Business Analyst
9 25 (4.74%) Consultant
9 25 (4.74%) Oracle Developer
10 24 (4.55%) Business Intelligence Developer
11 21 (3.98%) Data Migration Developer
11 21 (3.98%) SQL Server Developer
12 19 (3.61%) Data Analyst
12 19 (3.61%) DBA
12 19 (3.61%) Senior Developer
13 18 (3.42%) SQL DBA
13 18 (3.42%) Tester
14 15 (2.85%) Oracle ETL Developer
14 15 (2.85%) Pentaho Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 73 (13.85%) XML
2 69 (13.09%) .NET
3 58 (11.01%) Web Services
4 52 (9.87%) HTML
4 52 (9.87%) Spring
5 37 (7.02%) ASP.NET
6 35 (6.64%) CSS
7 34 (6.45%) REST
8 27 (5.12%) Spring MVC
9 26 (4.93%) AngularJS
10 24 (4.55%) J2EE
10 24 (4.55%) jQuery
11 21 (3.98%) JSON
12 20 (3.80%) SOAP
12 20 (3.80%) Spring Boot
13 19 (3.61%) HTML5
14 18 (3.42%) ASP.NET Web API
14 18 (3.42%) JSP
15 16 (3.04%) Hibernate
16 15 (2.85%) JPA
Miscellaneous
1 57 (10.82%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (3.23%) Data Structures
2 17 (3.23%) Reference Data
3 13 (2.47%) Client/Server
4 11 (2.09%) Management Information System
5 10 (1.90%) Data Centre
5 10 (1.90%) Enterprise Software
5 10 (1.90%) NHS
6 9 (1.71%) Greenfield Project
7 8 (1.52%) Hybrid Cloud
8 7 (1.33%) Algorithms
8 7 (1.33%) User Experience
9 6 (1.14%) Clustering
9 6 (1.14%) Over-the-Top Content
9 6 (1.14%) PKI
9 6 (1.14%) Replication
9 6 (1.14%) Wiki
10 4 (0.76%) N-Tier
11 3 (0.57%) Fintech
12 2 (0.38%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 89 (16.89%) Unix
2 82 (15.56%) Linux
3 73 (13.85%) Windows
4 20 (3.80%) Windows Server
5 11 (2.09%) Windows Server 2012
6 9 (1.71%) Solaris
7 7 (1.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 7 (1.33%) Ubuntu
8 5 (0.95%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (0.76%) Windows 7
9 4 (0.76%) Windows 8
10 3 (0.57%) Data ONTAP
10 3 (0.57%) Mac OS X
10 3 (0.57%) Windows 10
11 2 (0.38%) AIX
11 2 (0.38%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.19%) Android
12 1 (0.19%) CentOS
12 1 (0.19%) Oracle Linux
12 1 (0.19%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 169 (32.07%) Agile Software Development
2 100 (18.98%) ETL
3 91 (17.27%) Business Intelligence
4 74 (14.04%) Problem-Solving
5 68 (12.90%) TDD
6 65 (12.33%) Scrum
7 62 (11.76%) Migration
8 60 (11.39%) Data Modelling
9 58 (11.01%) Test Automation
10 57 (10.82%) Test Scripting
11 51 (9.68%) BDD
12 50 (9.49%) MVC
13 47 (8.92%) User Stories
14 44 (8.35%) Test Strategy
15 40 (7.59%) Analytics
16 37 (7.02%) Data Integration
16 37 (7.02%) Data Migration
17 35 (6.64%) DevOps
18 34 (6.45%) Acceptance Criteria
18 34 (6.45%) Data Engineering
Programming Languages
1 131 (24.86%) Java
2 89 (16.89%) C#
3 87 (16.51%) PL/SQL
4 80 (15.18%) T-SQL
5 51 (9.68%) JavaScript
6 36 (6.83%) Shell Script
7 34 (6.45%) Python
8 29 (5.50%) Perl
9 27 (5.12%) PowerShell
10 16 (3.04%) Java 8
11 15 (2.85%) C++
11 15 (2.85%) PHP
12 12 (2.28%) Bash Shell
12 12 (2.28%) Scala
13 11 (2.09%) C
14 10 (1.90%) VB
15 6 (1.14%) Ruby
16 5 (0.95%) Go
16 5 (0.95%) VBA
17 4 (0.76%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 59 (11.20%) Security Cleared
2 44 (8.35%) SC Cleared
3 35 (6.64%) ISTQB
4 34 (6.45%) ISEB
5 19 (3.61%) Degree
6 16 (3.04%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 8 (1.52%) Computer Science Degree
8 5 (0.95%) ISEB Practitioner
8 5 (0.95%) ITIL Certification
8 5 (0.95%) Microsoft Certification
9 4 (0.76%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 3 (0.57%) DBS Check
11 2 (0.38%) DV Cleared
11 2 (0.38%) MCSA
11 2 (0.38%) PhD
12 1 (0.19%) MCDBA
12 1 (0.19%) MCSE
12 1 (0.19%) OCP
12 1 (0.19%) Oracle Certification
12 1 (0.19%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (6.07%) Data Quality
2 25 (4.74%) QA
3 4 (0.76%) SLA
3 4 (0.76%) WCAG
4 3 (0.57%) GDPR
5 2 (0.38%) HIPAA
5 2 (0.38%) PMO
6 1 (0.19%) HL7
6 1 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 1 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.19%) Solvency II
System Software
1 30 (5.69%) Docker
2 23 (4.36%) Active Directory
3 12 (2.28%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (1.33%) Hyper-V
4 7 (1.33%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 7 (1.33%) Virtual Servers
5 6 (1.14%) vSphere
6 4 (0.76%) XenApp
7 3 (0.57%) Apache Flume
8 2 (0.38%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (0.38%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.19%) Firmware
9 1 (0.19%) vCloud
9 1 (0.19%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 11 (2.09%) Ansible
2 9 (1.71%) Kibana
3 7 (1.33%) Kubernetes
3 7 (1.33%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (1.33%) Puppet
4 6 (1.14%) Cacti
5 5 (0.95%) Grafana
5 5 (0.95%) SCCM
6 3 (0.57%) HP ALM
6 3 (0.57%) HP Quality Center
6 3 (0.57%) Single Sign-On
7 2 (0.38%) logstash
8 1 (0.19%) AirWatch
8 1 (0.19%) Cisco CUCM
8 1 (0.19%) Cisco UCCX
8 1 (0.19%) HAProxy
8 1 (0.19%) Mesos
8 1 (0.19%) SCVMM
8 1 (0.19%) Terraform
8 1 (0.19%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 167 (31.69%) Oracle
2 92 (17.46%) Microsoft
3 40 (7.59%) webMethods
4 36 (6.83%) Informatica
5 31 (5.88%) Sybase
6 21 (3.98%) Talend
7 19 (3.61%) BEA
8 17 (3.23%) SAP
9 15 (2.85%) IBM
9 15 (2.85%) Pega
9 15 (2.85%) VMware
10 12 (2.28%) Adobe
11 11 (2.09%) Tableau
12 10 (1.90%) Cisco
13 9 (1.71%) CA
14 8 (1.52%) Google
15 6 (1.14%) CheckPoint
15 6 (1.14%) Citrix
15 6 (1.14%) Infor
16 5 (0.95%) Red Hat