Period
to 22 May 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 22 May 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
22 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 7 8 7
Rank change year-on-year +1 -1 0
Contract jobs citing SQL 558 526 655
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 12.67% 12.20% 13.32%
As % of the Programming Languages category 34.17% 30.98% 40.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 346 349 418
East of England median daily rate £400 £363 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.34% -2.03% +5.71%
10th Percentile £281 £224 £238
90th Percentile £530 £482 £525
England median daily rate £438 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +6.18% +3.13% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 21 27
East of England median hourly rate £31.75 £37.50 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.33% +4.17% -8.86%
10th Percentile £16.25 £12.05 £25.75
90th Percentile £44.70 £44.88 £44.40
England median hourly rate £26.60 £40.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year -33.51% +23.08% +30.00%

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 1,633 1,698 1,625
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 37.08% 39.40% 33.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 950 1,040 950
East of England median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% +7.64%
10th Percentile £288 £263 £258
90th Percentile £575 £544 £538
England median daily rate £475 £440 £425
% change year-on-year +7.95% +3.53% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 67 119 128
East of England median hourly rate £40.00 £41.00 £38.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.44% +5.47% +3.67%
10th Percentile £16.25 £30.70 £26.78
90th Percentile £54.00 £52.58 £52.25
England median hourly rate £41.00 £41.50 £38.75
% change year-on-year -1.20% +7.10% +10.71%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 22 May 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 +2 172 £375 +13.64% 74
Cambridgeshire +3 111 £385 +10.00% 83
Essex -1 100 £467 +10.66% 51
Bedfordshire +4 96 £409 +9.07% 19
Suffolk +4 55 £425 +30.77% 32
Norfolk -5 25 £363 +6.62% 22
SQL
England

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

1 156 (27.96%) SQL Server
2 149 (26.70%) Agile Software Development
3 131 (23.48%) Oracle
4 122 (21.86%) Java
5 119 (21.33%) Microsoft
6 91 (16.31%) C#
7 90 (16.13%) .NET
8 85 (15.23%) Linux
9 83 (14.87%) Business Intelligence
10 79 (14.16%) HTML
10 79 (14.16%) Finance
11 77 (13.80%) Windows
12 75 (13.44%) XML
13 74 (13.26%) Problem-Solving
14 72 (12.90%) JavaScript
15 71 (12.72%) Python
16 67 (12.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 66 (11.83%) ETL
18 64 (11.47%) CSS
19 63 (11.29%) Data Warehouse
20 60 (10.75%) Data Modelling
20 60 (10.75%) Analytical Skills
21 53 (9.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
21 53 (9.50%) Unix
22 51 (9.14%) Migration
23 49 (8.78%) T-SQL
23 49 (8.78%) MVC
24 48 (8.60%) Microsoft Azure
24 48 (8.60%) Amazon AWS
25 46 (8.24%) PostgreSQL

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 24 (4.30%) WebSphere
2 22 (3.94%) WebLogic
3 20 (3.58%) Apache Spark
3 20 (3.58%) Elasticsearch
4 18 (3.23%) IIS
4 18 (3.23%) MS Exchange
5 17 (3.05%) Apache
5 17 (3.05%) SharePoint
6 10 (1.79%) Confluence
6 10 (1.79%) JBoss
7 9 (1.61%) Skype for Business
8 8 (1.43%) Tomcat
9 7 (1.25%) Apache Airflow
9 7 (1.25%) Cloud Foundry
9 7 (1.25%) CMS
9 7 (1.25%) Luigi
9 7 (1.25%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 7 (1.25%) Oracle Workflow
10 6 (1.08%) Apache Solr
10 6 (1.08%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 28 (5.02%) Microsoft Excel
2 18 (3.23%) Microsoft Office
3 11 (1.97%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.54%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.54%) Windchill
5 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 13 (2.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (1.79%) Magento
3 4 (0.72%) Payment Gateway
4 2 (0.36%) assyst
4 2 (0.36%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.36%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.36%) iTrent
5 1 (0.18%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
5 1 (0.18%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.18%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.18%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (0.18%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 1 (0.18%) Scribe Insight
5 1 (0.18%) Servitor
5 1 (0.18%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 48 (8.60%) Amazon AWS
1 48 (8.60%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (1.61%) Amazon EC2
3 8 (1.43%) Amazon EMR
3 8 (1.43%) Amazon Kinesis
3 8 (1.43%) GitHub
4 6 (1.08%) Office 365
5 5 (0.90%) Cloud Computing
5 5 (0.90%) Dynamics 365
5 5 (0.90%) Google Cloud Platform
6 3 (0.54%) Stackdriver
7 2 (0.36%) Azure Data Factory
7 2 (0.36%) Heroku
7 2 (0.36%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
7 2 (0.36%) Serverless
8 1 (0.18%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.18%) Amazon SQS
8 1 (0.18%) CloudFront
8 1 (0.18%) PaaS
8 1 (0.18%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 25 (4.48%) Firewall
2 22 (3.94%) HTTP
3 18 (3.23%) DNS
4 14 (2.51%) TCP/IP
5 13 (2.33%) FTP
6 12 (2.15%) DHCP
6 12 (2.15%) SMTP
7 11 (1.97%) SAN
8 10 (1.79%) VoIP
9 9 (1.61%) LAN
10 8 (1.43%) Fibre Channel
10 8 (1.43%) Internet
10 8 (1.43%) iSCSI
10 8 (1.43%) NAS
10 8 (1.43%) VLAN
11 7 (1.25%) Wireless
12 6 (1.08%) SSL
12 6 (1.08%) VPN
12 6 (1.08%) WAN
13 5 (0.90%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 156 (27.96%) SQL Server
2 67 (12.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 63 (11.29%) Data Warehouse
4 53 (9.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 46 (8.24%) PostgreSQL
6 43 (7.71%) NoSQL
7 38 (6.81%) Relational Database
8 34 (6.09%) Big Data
9 32 (5.73%) MySQL
10 31 (5.56%) MongoDB
11 30 (5.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 29 (5.20%) DB2
13 27 (4.84%) Hadoop
14 23 (4.12%) BusinessObjects
15 20 (3.58%) SQL Server 2008
16 19 (3.41%) QlikView
17 18 (3.23%) Power BI
17 18 (3.23%) SQL Server 2012
18 15 (2.69%) DataStage
19 14 (2.51%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 42 (7.53%) JIRA
2 41 (7.35%) Git (software)
3 29 (5.20%) Jenkins
4 23 (4.12%) Selenium
5 19 (3.41%) Visual Studio
6 18 (3.23%) Team Foundation Server
7 13 (2.33%) JMeter
8 12 (2.15%) Cucumber
9 10 (1.79%) JUnit
9 10 (1.79%) SoapUI
10 9 (1.61%) Gradle
11 8 (1.43%) Maven
11 8 (1.43%) Subversion
12 7 (1.25%) Mockito
12 7 (1.25%) Toad
12 7 (1.25%) WebDriver
12 7 (1.25%) Zephyr
13 6 (1.08%) CA Gen
13 6 (1.08%) Sonatype Nexus
13 6 (1.08%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 79 (14.16%) Finance
2 31 (5.56%) Telecoms
3 25 (4.48%) Retail
4 20 (3.58%) Manufacturing
5 11 (1.97%) Marketing
6 9 (1.61%) Law
7 8 (1.43%) Legal
8 5 (0.90%) Advertising
9 4 (0.72%) Back Office
9 4 (0.72%) Banking
9 4 (0.72%) Electronics
9 4 (0.72%) Front Office
9 4 (0.72%) Games
10 3 (0.54%) Billing
10 3 (0.54%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (0.36%) Automotive
11 2 (0.36%) Local Government
12 1 (0.18%) Brand Awareness
12 1 (0.18%) General Ledger
12 1 (0.18%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 222 (39.78%) Developer
2 110 (19.71%) Analyst
3 54 (9.68%) SQL Developer
4 43 (7.71%) .NET Developer
4 43 (7.71%) C# Developer
5 39 (6.99%) DBA
6 34 (6.09%) SQL DBA
7 29 (5.20%) Business Analyst
8 28 (5.02%) Java Developer
9 25 (4.48%) Support Engineer
10 24 (4.30%) Consultant
11 23 (4.12%) C# .NET Developer
11 23 (4.12%) Senior Developer
12 22 (3.94%) Tester
13 21 (3.76%) Data Analyst
14 20 (3.58%) ETL Developer
14 20 (3.58%) Software Engineer
14 20 (3.58%) Test Analyst
15 18 (3.23%) Business Intelligence Analyst
15 18 (3.23%) QlikView Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 90 (16.13%) .NET
2 79 (14.16%) HTML
3 75 (13.44%) XML
4 64 (11.47%) CSS
5 44 (7.89%) Web Services
6 40 (7.17%) AngularJS
7 38 (6.81%) ASP.NET
8 36 (6.45%) ASP.NET Web API
9 28 (5.02%) Spring
10 26 (4.66%) Node.js
11 25 (4.48%) JSON
11 25 (4.48%) Middleware
12 24 (4.30%) J2EE
13 22 (3.94%) RESTful
14 21 (3.76%) jQuery
15 18 (3.23%) ASP.NET MVC
16 17 (3.05%) HTML5
16 17 (3.05%) XML Schema
17 15 (2.69%) JSP
18 14 (2.51%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 60 (10.75%) Analytical Skills
2 31 (5.56%) Replication
3 26 (4.66%) Management Information System
4 18 (3.23%) Data Structures
5 17 (3.05%) Enterprise Software
6 15 (2.69%) Data Centre
7 14 (2.51%) Clustering
7 14 (2.51%) Greenfield Project
7 14 (2.51%) User Experience
8 10 (1.79%) Client/Server
9 8 (1.43%) Computer Science
9 8 (1.43%) Linux Command Line
9 8 (1.43%) N-Tier
10 7 (1.25%) LIMS
10 7 (1.25%) NHS
10 7 (1.25%) Reference Data
11 6 (1.08%) Enterprise Cloud
12 5 (0.90%) Life Science
12 5 (0.90%) Mobile App
12 5 (0.90%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 85 (15.23%) Linux
2 77 (13.80%) Windows
3 53 (9.50%) Unix
4 34 (6.09%) Windows Server
5 9 (1.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 9 (1.61%) Ubuntu
6 8 (1.43%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (1.25%) CentOS
7 7 (1.25%) Solaris
8 4 (0.72%) AIX
9 3 (0.54%) Mac OS X
9 3 (0.54%) VMS
9 3 (0.54%) Windows NT
10 2 (0.36%) Debian
10 2 (0.36%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (0.36%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.18%) FreeNAS
11 1 (0.18%) Windows 10
11 1 (0.18%) Windows Embedded Compact
11 1 (0.18%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 149 (26.70%) Agile Software Development
2 83 (14.87%) Business Intelligence
3 74 (13.26%) Problem-Solving
4 66 (11.83%) ETL
5 60 (10.75%) Data Modelling
6 51 (9.14%) Migration
7 49 (8.78%) MVC
8 46 (8.24%) TDD
9 44 (7.89%) ITIL
10 40 (7.17%) Performance Tuning
11 39 (6.99%) Software Engineering
11 39 (6.99%) Test Automation
12 37 (6.63%) Scrum
13 35 (6.27%) E-Commerce
14 32 (5.73%) Continuous Integration
14 32 (5.73%) CRM
14 32 (5.73%) Customer Requirements
15 31 (5.56%) Data Migration
15 31 (5.56%) OO
16 30 (5.38%) Data Mapping
Programming Languages
1 122 (21.86%) Java
2 91 (16.31%) C#
3 72 (12.90%) JavaScript
4 71 (12.72%) Python
5 49 (8.78%) T-SQL
6 45 (8.06%) PL/SQL
7 39 (6.99%) C++
8 28 (5.02%) PowerShell
9 27 (4.84%) Perl
9 27 (4.84%) R
10 19 (3.41%) VB.NET
11 17 (3.05%) VBScript
12 16 (2.87%) PHP
12 16 (2.87%) Scala
13 15 (2.69%) C
14 14 (2.51%) VBA
15 13 (2.33%) Bash Shell
16 12 (2.15%) Shell Script
17 8 (1.43%) Ruby
18 7 (1.25%) ES6
Qualifications
1 41 (7.35%) Security Cleared
2 37 (6.63%) Degree
3 28 (5.02%) SC Cleared
4 19 (3.41%) ISTQB
5 16 (2.87%) Microsoft Certification
6 13 (2.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 12 (2.15%) ISEB
8 9 (1.61%) Cisco Certification
9 7 (1.25%) MCSE
10 6 (1.08%) DV Cleared
10 6 (1.08%) MCSA
10 6 (1.08%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
10 6 (1.08%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 5 (0.90%) CCNA
11 5 (0.90%) Computer Science Degree
12 4 (0.72%) ITIL Certification
12 4 (0.72%) MCP
13 2 (0.36%) CCNP
13 2 (0.36%) Master's Degree
13 2 (0.36%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (5.38%) QA
2 28 (5.02%) Data Quality
3 9 (1.61%) SLA
4 8 (1.43%) GDPR
5 5 (0.90%) PMO
6 2 (0.36%) HL7
7 1 (0.18%) IFRS
7 1 (0.18%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 36 (6.45%) Active Directory
2 34 (6.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (4.30%) Docker
4 14 (2.51%) Hyper-V
5 8 (1.43%) Terminal Services
5 8 (1.43%) VMware ESXi
5 8 (1.43%) XenDesktop
6 7 (1.25%) Virtual Desktop
7 5 (0.90%) XenApp
8 3 (0.54%) Apache Flume
8 3 (0.54%) BitLocker
8 3 (0.54%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 3 (0.54%) Virtual Machines
8 3 (0.54%) VirtualBox
8 3 (0.54%) XenServer
9 2 (0.36%) vSphere
10 1 (0.18%) Oracle RAC
10 1 (0.18%) Xen
Systems Management
1 15 (2.69%) SCOM
2 12 (2.15%) Backup Exec
3 10 (1.79%) Kubernetes
3 10 (1.79%) Norton AntiVirus
3 10 (1.79%) SCCM
4 9 (1.61%) Ansible
5 8 (1.43%) HP Data Protector
5 8 (1.43%) Microsoft Clustering
5 8 (1.43%) NetBackup
5 8 (1.43%) Puppet
6 7 (1.25%) HP Quality Center
6 7 (1.25%) Opscode Chef
7 6 (1.08%) Kibana
7 6 (1.08%) Single Sign-On
8 4 (0.72%) Grafana
9 3 (0.54%) HAProxy
9 3 (0.54%) HP ALM
9 3 (0.54%) logstash
9 3 (0.54%) Terraform
10 2 (0.36%) Mesos
Vendors
1 131 (23.48%) Oracle
2 119 (21.33%) Microsoft
3 42 (7.53%) IBM
3 42 (7.53%) VMware
4 32 (5.73%) Citrix
5 31 (5.56%) HP
6 17 (3.05%) Dell
7 16 (2.87%) Cisco
7 16 (2.87%) Tableau
7 16 (2.87%) Teradata
7 16 (2.87%) webMethods
8 12 (2.15%) SAP
9 11 (1.97%) SolarWinds
9 11 (1.97%) Symantec
10 10 (1.79%) Cognos
10 10 (1.79%) Google
10 10 (1.79%) hybris
10 10 (1.79%) Veeam
11 9 (1.61%) Red Hat
11 9 (1.61%) Veritas