Period
to 19 February 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Essex 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 19 February 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)
6 months to
19 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 7 23 10
Rank change year-on-year +16 -13 -6
Contract jobs citing SQL 142 76 107
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 16.77% 12.03% 13.38%
As % of the Programming Languages category 35.32% 28.57% 35.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 54 68
Essex median daily rate £450 £450 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +28.57% -
10th Percentile £309 £319 £250
90th Percentile £575 £588 £498
East of England median daily rate £413 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +10.00% +7.14% -6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 9 15
Essex median hourly rate £11.06 £40.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -72.34% +14.29% +2.19%
10th Percentile £9.63 £35.45 £20.85
90th Percentile £26.47 £44.00 £46.60
East of England median hourly rate £17.31 £40.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year -56.72% +21.21% -8.33%

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 Essex with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
Essex
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 402 266 298
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 47.46% 42.09% 37.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 259 204 195
Essex median daily rate £500 £513 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.44% +46.43% -6.67%
10th Percentile £338 £333 £259
90th Percentile £575 £638 £543
East of England median daily rate £435 £425 £389
% change year-on-year +2.35% +9.32% +3.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 16 38
Essex median hourly rate £28.04 £40.75 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -31.19% +10.14% +1.37%
10th Percentile £9.63 £35.39 £30.25
90th Percentile £62.12 £63.75 £46.00
East of England median hourly rate £44.50 £41.50 £41.19
% change year-on-year +7.23% +0.76% +5.61%

SQL
Job Vacancy Trend in Essex

Job postings citing SQL as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Essex.

Job vacancy trend for SQL in Essex

SQL
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SQL in Essex.

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL in Essex

SQL
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL in Essex over the 6 months to 19 February 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SQL in Essex

SQL
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL in Essex.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL in Essex

SQL
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Essex

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL in Essex over the 6 months to 19 February 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for SQL in Essex

SQL
Contract Job Locations in Essex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL within the Essex region over the 6 months to 19 February 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
Southend-on-Sea -2 59 £450 -1.64% 8
Basildon +9 7 £475 +5.56% 2
Brentwood +3 7 £450 +9.09% 3
Chelmsford -3 7 £350 -6.67% 11
Harlow -6 3 £438 +16.67%
Colchester - 1 - - 13
SQL
East of England

For the 6 months to 19 February 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 Essex region with a requirement for SQL.

1 74 (52.11%) Oracle
2 60 (42.25%) Agile Software Development
3 55 (38.73%) Unix
4 44 (30.99%) ETL
5 43 (30.28%) Java
5 43 (30.28%) Scrum
5 43 (30.28%) JIRA
6 41 (28.87%) Confluence
7 40 (28.17%) User Stories
7 40 (28.17%) Test Scripting
7 40 (28.17%) MySQL
8 36 (25.35%) Data Integration
8 36 (25.35%) Data Engineering
9 35 (24.65%) TDD
10 33 (23.24%) PL/SQL
11 32 (22.54%) Acceptance Criteria
12 31 (21.83%) Test Strategy
12 31 (21.83%) Data Modelling
12 31 (21.83%) Selenium
13 29 (20.42%) XML
13 29 (20.42%) Test Automation
13 29 (20.42%) Pentaho
14 28 (19.72%) BDD
14 28 (19.72%) Problem-Solving
15 27 (19.01%) Relational Database
16 26 (18.31%) ISTQB
16 26 (18.31%) Linux
16 26 (18.31%) Data Warehouse
16 26 (18.31%) WebLogic
16 26 (18.31%) ISEB

SQL
Co-occurring IT Skills in Essex 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 41 (28.87%) Confluence
2 26 (18.31%) WebLogic
3 15 (10.56%) Apache Spark
4 8 (5.63%) WebSphere
5 7 (4.93%) Cloud Foundry
6 6 (4.23%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 4 (2.82%) Apache
7 4 (2.82%) Skype for Business
8 3 (2.11%) JBoss
8 3 (2.11%) Tomcat
9 2 (1.41%) Elasticsearch
9 2 (1.41%) nginx
9 2 (1.41%) SharePoint
10 1 (0.70%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 1 (0.70%) SAS
10 1 (0.70%) WordPress
Applications
1 8 (5.63%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (2.82%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (2.82%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (1.41%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.70%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.70%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 4 (2.82%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (1.41%) Lorenzo
2 2 (1.41%) Magento
3 1 (0.70%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 15 (10.56%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (2.82%) GitHub
3 3 (2.11%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (1.41%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (1.41%) Google Analytics
4 2 (1.41%) IaaS
4 2 (1.41%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 1 (0.70%) MailChimp
5 1 (0.70%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 16 (11.27%) Internet
2 4 (2.82%) LAN
2 4 (2.82%) Skype
2 4 (2.82%) SNMP
2 4 (2.82%) WAN
3 3 (2.11%) Extranet
3 3 (2.11%) HTTP
3 3 (2.11%) TCP/IP
4 2 (1.41%) Cisco IOS
4 2 (1.41%) SSL
5 1 (0.70%) DHCP
5 1 (0.70%) DNS
5 1 (0.70%) Fibre Channel
5 1 (0.70%) Modbus
5 1 (0.70%) NAS
5 1 (0.70%) PuTTY
5 1 (0.70%) SAN
5 1 (0.70%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (28.17%) MySQL
2 29 (20.42%) Pentaho
3 27 (19.01%) Relational Database
4 26 (18.31%) Data Warehouse
5 22 (15.49%) MongoDB
6 20 (14.08%) BusinessObjects
7 16 (11.27%) HBase
7 16 (11.27%) SQL Server
8 15 (10.56%) Apache Hive
8 15 (10.56%) Impala
8 15 (10.56%) PostgreSQL
9 12 (8.45%) Hadoop
9 12 (8.45%) Ingres
10 10 (7.04%) NoSQL
11 8 (5.63%) MariaDB
12 7 (4.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 6 (4.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 5 (3.52%) Big Data
14 5 (3.52%) Power BI
15 4 (2.82%) Oracle OWB
Development Applications
1 43 (30.28%) JIRA
2 31 (21.83%) Selenium
3 26 (18.31%) SoapUI
4 19 (13.38%) Jenkins
4 19 (13.38%) JMeter
4 19 (13.38%) Maven
5 18 (12.68%) Bitbucket
6 16 (11.27%) LoadRunner
7 15 (10.56%) Cucumber
7 15 (10.56%) Git (software)
8 12 (8.45%) Eclipse
8 12 (8.45%) JUnit
9 10 (7.04%) Ant
10 9 (6.34%) CA Gen
10 9 (6.34%) Subversion
11 8 (5.63%) Gradle
12 7 (4.93%) Checkstyle
13 6 (4.23%) AccuRev
14 4 (2.82%) Team Foundation Server
14 4 (2.82%) Visual Studio
General
1 7 (4.93%) Marketing
2 6 (4.23%) Finance
3 2 (1.41%) Legal
3 2 (1.41%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.70%) Aerospace
4 1 (0.70%) Banking
4 1 (0.70%) Financial Institution
4 1 (0.70%) Retail
Job Titles
1 64 (45.07%) Developer
2 34 (23.94%) Analyst
3 27 (19.01%) Java Developer
4 17 (11.97%) Tester
5 16 (11.27%) ETL Developer
6 14 (9.86%) QA Tester
7 12 (8.45%) Test Analyst
8 11 (7.75%) Business Analyst
9 8 (5.63%) Architect
9 8 (5.63%) Pentaho Developer
9 8 (5.63%) Senior Developer
10 7 (4.93%) Senior Java Developer
11 6 (4.23%) Information Analyst
11 6 (4.23%) PHP Developer
12 4 (2.82%) Administrator
12 4 (2.82%) Consultant
12 4 (2.82%) QA Leader
12 4 (2.82%) SQL Analyst
12 4 (2.82%) Test Manager
13 3 (2.11%) Lead Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (20.42%) XML
2 23 (16.20%) Spring
3 20 (14.08%) HTML
4 16 (11.27%) J2EE
4 16 (11.27%) Spring Boot
5 13 (9.15%) CSS
5 13 (9.15%) JPA
5 13 (9.15%) jQuery
6 12 (8.45%) REST
7 11 (7.75%) SOAP
7 11 (7.75%) Spring MVC
8 10 (7.04%) AngularJS
8 10 (7.04%) EclipseLink
8 10 (7.04%) RabbitMQ
8 10 (7.04%) Web Services
9 9 (6.34%) Hibernate
10 8 (5.63%) Ajax
10 8 (5.63%) JSON
10 8 (5.63%) Struts
11 7 (4.93%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 16 (11.27%) Client/Server
2 12 (8.45%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (4.93%) Data Centre
3 7 (4.93%) Hybrid Cloud
4 6 (4.23%) Management Information System
5 4 (2.82%) Clustering
5 4 (2.82%) Replication
6 2 (1.41%) Data Structures
6 2 (1.41%) NHS
6 2 (1.41%) Public Cloud
6 2 (1.41%) User Experience
7 1 (0.70%) Algorithms
7 1 (0.70%) CAN bus
7 1 (0.70%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.70%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.70%) PKI
7 1 (0.70%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 55 (38.73%) Unix
2 26 (18.31%) Linux
3 25 (17.61%) Windows
4 6 (4.23%) Solaris
5 3 (2.11%) Mac OS X
6 2 (1.41%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.70%) Data ONTAP
7 1 (0.70%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.70%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.70%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.70%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.70%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.70%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (42.25%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (30.99%) ETL
3 43 (30.28%) Scrum
4 40 (28.17%) Test Scripting
4 40 (28.17%) User Stories
5 36 (25.35%) Data Engineering
5 36 (25.35%) Data Integration
6 35 (24.65%) TDD
7 32 (22.54%) Acceptance Criteria
8 31 (21.83%) Data Modelling
8 31 (21.83%) Test Strategy
9 29 (20.42%) Test Automation
10 28 (19.72%) BDD
10 28 (19.72%) Problem-Solving
11 23 (16.20%) Microservices
11 23 (16.20%) SDLC
12 22 (15.49%) Coaching
13 20 (14.08%) Kanban
14 19 (13.38%) Customer Requirements
15 18 (12.68%) Sprint Planning
Programming Languages
1 43 (30.28%) Java
2 33 (23.24%) PL/SQL
3 24 (16.90%) Shell Script
4 13 (9.15%) JavaScript
5 11 (7.75%) Perl
6 7 (4.93%) C#
6 7 (4.93%) Java 8
6 7 (4.93%) PHP
7 4 (2.82%) T-SQL
8 3 (2.11%) Python
9 2 (1.41%) C
9 2 (1.41%) Groovy
9 2 (1.41%) Haskell
9 2 (1.41%) Ruby
9 2 (1.41%) Scala
10 1 (0.70%) C++
10 1 (0.70%) MATLAB
10 1 (0.70%) R
10 1 (0.70%) VB
10 1 (0.70%) VBA
Qualifications
1 26 (18.31%) ISEB
1 26 (18.31%) ISTQB
2 20 (14.08%) Security Cleared
3 15 (10.56%) SC Cleared
4 6 (4.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (2.82%) ISEB Practitioner
5 4 (2.82%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 3 (2.11%) Degree
7 2 (1.41%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (0.70%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (15.49%) QA
2 20 (14.08%) Data Quality
3 2 (1.41%) SLA
4 1 (0.70%) Solvency II
System Software
1 11 (7.75%) Docker
2 9 (6.34%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.70%) Apache Flume
3 1 (0.70%) NFS
3 1 (0.70%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 6 (4.23%) Cacti
2 5 (3.52%) Kibana
3 2 (1.41%) Ansible
3 2 (1.41%) Grafana
3 2 (1.41%) logstash
3 2 (1.41%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (1.41%) Puppet
4 1 (0.70%) Mesos
4 1 (0.70%) NetApp OnCommand
4 1 (0.70%) SCCM
Vendors
1 74 (52.11%) Oracle
2 26 (18.31%) Informatica
3 22 (15.49%) webMethods
4 16 (11.27%) Microsoft
5 12 (8.45%) BEA
6 10 (7.04%) IBM
7 9 (6.34%) Pega
8 8 (5.63%) Adobe
9 6 (4.23%) Cisco
10 4 (2.82%) CA
10 4 (2.82%) CheckPoint
10 4 (2.82%) Cloudera
10 4 (2.82%) NetQoS
11 2 (1.41%) Atlassian
11 2 (1.41%) Google
12 1 (0.70%) Brocade
12 1 (0.70%) ICL
12 1 (0.70%) NetApp
12 1 (0.70%) Perforce
12 1 (0.70%) VMware