Period
to 19 November 2017

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 November 2017 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 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 19 9 3
Rank change year-on-year -10 -6 -1
Contract jobs citing SQL 107 112 239
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 13.61% 12.86% 19.65%
As % of the Programming Languages category 31.01% 38.62% 51.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 83 137
Essex median daily rate £425 £325 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +30.77% -10.34% -14.71%
10th Percentile £310 £230 £220
90th Percentile £558 £485 £483
East of England median daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +4.29% - -4.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 16 29
Essex median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £32.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.00% +25.00% +3.23%
10th Percentile £26.00 £22.50 £25.00
90th Percentile £43.30 £46.00 £44.00
East of England median hourly rate £26.00 £40.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year -35.00% +23.08% +4.84%

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 345 290 462
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 43.89% 33.30% 37.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 242 193 253
Essex median daily rate £503 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +43.57% -6.67% -9.09%
10th Percentile £313 £242 £233
90th Percentile £600 £525 £525
East of England median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 42 63
Essex median hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £36.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -1.37% +11.49%
10th Percentile £26.35 £30.75 £25.40
90th Percentile £63.75 £45.98 £43.75
East of England median hourly rate £40.50 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +1.25% +6.67% +0.67%

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 November 2017.

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 November 2017.

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 November 2017. 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 -4 35 £449 +49.58% 2
Chelmsford +8 17 £463 +8.82% 2
Brentwood -3 16 £320 +7.38%
Basildon +1 7 £450 +73.08% 2
Colchester - 3 £413 - 1
Harlow +4 1 £375 -
Wickford - 1 £425 - 3
SQL
East of England

For the 6 months to 19 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SQL also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Essex region with a requirement for SQL.

1 67 (62.62%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (46.73%) XML
3 45 (42.06%) Oracle
4 44 (41.12%) SQL Server
5 39 (36.45%) Continuous Integration
6 35 (32.71%) Scrum
7 33 (30.84%) UML
7 33 (30.84%) Middleware
8 31 (28.97%) Jenkins
9 30 (28.04%) Linux
10 29 (27.10%) TDD
11 27 (25.23%) Java
11 27 (25.23%) Web Services
12 26 (24.30%) Finance
13 24 (22.43%) JavaScript
13 24 (22.43%) HTML
13 24 (22.43%) Relational Database
14 23 (21.50%) Unix
14 23 (21.50%) Data Modelling
15 22 (20.56%) Windows
16 21 (19.63%) CSS
16 21 (19.63%) Mentoring
17 20 (18.69%) REST
17 20 (18.69%) WebLogic
18 19 (17.76%) Spring
18 19 (17.76%) Maven
18 19 (17.76%) .NET
18 19 (17.76%) XSLT
18 19 (17.76%) JPA
19 18 (16.82%) Git (software)

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 20 (18.69%) WebLogic
2 15 (14.02%) WebSphere
3 13 (12.15%) JBoss
4 9 (8.41%) SharePoint
5 7 (6.54%) Confluence
6 6 (5.61%) IIS
7 5 (4.67%) Mule
8 3 (2.80%) WebSphere Application Server
9 2 (1.87%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 2 (1.87%) MS Exchange
9 2 (1.87%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 1 (0.93%) Apache
10 1 (0.93%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.93%) Cloud Foundry
10 1 (0.93%) CMS
10 1 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2007
10 1 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2010
10 1 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2013
10 1 (0.93%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 1 (0.93%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 10 (9.35%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.93%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.93%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 10 (9.35%) Dynamics 365
2 8 (7.48%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (4.67%) IaaS
3 5 (4.67%) PaaS
3 5 (4.67%) SaaS
4 2 (1.87%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.93%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.93%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.93%) Amazon SQS
5 1 (0.93%) AWS Lambda
5 1 (0.93%) GitHub
5 1 (0.93%) Office 365
5 1 (0.93%) Route 53
5 1 (0.93%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 13 (12.15%) HTTP
2 7 (6.54%) LDAP
3 6 (5.61%) SSL
3 6 (5.61%) TCP/IP
4 2 (1.87%) Internet
5 1 (0.93%) Firewall
5 1 (0.93%) LAN
5 1 (0.93%) VSAN
5 1 (0.93%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (41.12%) SQL Server
2 24 (22.43%) Relational Database
3 18 (16.82%) MySQL
4 14 (13.08%) Data Warehouse
4 14 (13.08%) RDBMS
5 11 (10.28%) Data Mining
5 11 (10.28%) Ingres
6 10 (9.35%) Oracle Database
6 10 (9.35%) QlikView
7 8 (7.48%) Qlik Sense
7 8 (7.48%) SQL Server 2012
8 7 (6.54%) NoSQL
8 7 (6.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 6 (5.61%) MariaDB
9 6 (5.61%) MongoDB
9 6 (5.61%) SQL Server 2008
10 4 (3.74%) SQL Server 2005
10 4 (3.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 3 (2.80%) Hadoop
11 3 (2.80%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 31 (28.97%) Jenkins
2 19 (17.76%) Maven
3 18 (16.82%) Git (software)
4 16 (14.95%) JIRA
4 16 (14.95%) JUnit
5 12 (11.21%) Team Foundation Server
5 12 (11.21%) Visual Studio
6 11 (10.28%) Ant
6 11 (10.28%) SoapUI
7 10 (9.35%) Gradle
8 8 (7.48%) Subversion
9 7 (6.54%) JMeter
9 7 (6.54%) Mockito
10 6 (5.61%) Vagrant
11 5 (4.67%) AccuRev
12 4 (3.74%) PowerDesigner
12 4 (3.74%) Sonatype Nexus
13 3 (2.80%) Eclipse
13 3 (2.80%) LoadUI
14 2 (1.87%) Cucumber
General
1 26 (24.30%) Finance
2 10 (9.35%) Manufacturing
3 9 (8.41%) Automotive
4 6 (5.61%) Back Office
4 6 (5.61%) Local Government
4 6 (5.61%) Marketing
5 4 (3.74%) Legal
5 4 (3.74%) Telecoms
6 3 (2.80%) Electronics
7 2 (1.87%) Billing
8 1 (0.93%) Law
8 1 (0.93%) Publishing
8 1 (0.93%) Retail
Job Titles
1 54 (50.47%) Developer
2 29 (27.10%) Analyst
3 20 (18.69%) Java Developer
4 10 (9.35%) Microsoft Developer
4 10 (9.35%) QlikView Developer
5 9 (8.41%) Agile Developer
5 9 (8.41%) Senior Developer
6 8 (7.48%) Architect
6 8 (7.48%) Business Analyst
6 8 (7.48%) SQL Developer
7 7 (6.54%) J2EE Developer
7 7 (6.54%) Systems Analyst
8 6 (5.61%) Business Systems Analyst
8 6 (5.61%) Senior J2EE Developer
8 6 (5.61%) Technical Architect
9 5 (4.67%) Agile Java Developer
9 5 (4.67%) DBA
9 5 (4.67%) Lead Developer
10 4 (3.74%) SQL Analyst
10 4 (3.74%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (46.73%) XML
2 33 (30.84%) Middleware
3 27 (25.23%) Web Services
4 24 (22.43%) HTML
5 21 (19.63%) CSS
6 20 (18.69%) REST
7 19 (17.76%) .NET
7 19 (17.76%) JPA
7 19 (17.76%) Spring
7 19 (17.76%) XSLT
8 18 (16.82%) SOAP
9 17 (15.89%) Struts
10 16 (14.95%) JAXB
11 14 (13.08%) Java EE
12 13 (12.15%) Ajax
13 12 (11.21%) AngularJS
13 12 (11.21%) J2EE
13 12 (11.21%) JAX-RS
13 12 (11.21%) JAX-WS
14 10 (9.35%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 10 (9.35%) Enterprise Software
2 9 (8.41%) Management Information System
3 8 (7.48%) N-Tier
3 8 (7.48%) User Experience
4 6 (5.61%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (2.80%) Clustering
6 2 (1.87%) Data Structures
6 2 (1.87%) Reference Data
6 2 (1.87%) Replication
7 1 (0.93%) Blackberry
7 1 (0.93%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.93%) Reinsurance
7 1 (0.93%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 30 (28.04%) Linux
2 23 (21.50%) Unix
3 22 (20.56%) Windows
4 11 (10.28%) Windows Server
5 7 (6.54%) Mac OS X
6 6 (5.61%) Solaris
6 6 (5.61%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (4.67%) AIX
7 5 (4.67%) HPUX
7 5 (4.67%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (2.80%) OpenVMS
8 3 (2.80%) VMS
8 3 (2.80%) Windows Vista
9 1 (0.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.93%) Windows 2000
9 1 (0.93%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.93%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (62.62%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (36.45%) Continuous Integration
3 35 (32.71%) Scrum
4 33 (30.84%) UML
5 29 (27.10%) TDD
6 23 (21.50%) Data Modelling
7 21 (19.63%) Mentoring
8 16 (14.95%) Configuration Management
8 16 (14.95%) Data Integration
8 16 (14.95%) Data Mapping
9 15 (14.02%) Test Automation
10 14 (13.08%) OO
10 14 (13.08%) User Stories
11 12 (11.21%) Data Visualisation
11 12 (11.21%) Kanban
11 12 (11.21%) MVC
11 12 (11.21%) Release Management
11 12 (11.21%) Visualisation
12 11 (10.28%) Coaching
13 10 (9.35%) Data Munging
Programming Languages
1 27 (25.23%) Java
2 24 (22.43%) JavaScript
3 17 (15.89%) PL/SQL
4 12 (11.21%) T-SQL
5 8 (7.48%) Groovy
5 8 (7.48%) X++
6 7 (6.54%) C++
6 7 (6.54%) Shell Script
7 6 (5.61%) C
7 6 (5.61%) C#
8 5 (4.67%) XPath
9 3 (2.80%) Bash Shell
10 2 (1.87%) PowerShell
10 2 (1.87%) VBA
11 1 (0.93%) Perl
11 1 (0.93%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 5 (4.67%) Security Cleared
2 2 (1.87%) Degree
2 2 (1.87%) ISEB
2 2 (1.87%) ISTQB
3 1 (0.93%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (0.93%) MCSA
3 1 (0.93%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (0.93%) SAP Certification
3 1 (0.93%) SC Cleared
3 1 (0.93%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.80%) IFRS
1 3 (2.80%) IFRS 9
1 3 (2.80%) QA
1 3 (2.80%) SLA
2 2 (1.87%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.93%) GDPR
System Software
1 7 (6.54%) Docker
2 3 (2.80%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.93%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.93%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 1 (0.93%) Terminal Server
3 1 (0.93%) Terminal Services
3 1 (0.93%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (0.93%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (0.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.93%) XenApp
3 1 (0.93%) XenDesktop
3 1 (0.93%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 6 (5.61%) Ansible
1 6 (5.61%) Opscode Chef
1 6 (5.61%) Puppet
2 1 (0.93%) Failover Clustering
2 1 (0.93%) SCCM
Vendors
1 45 (42.06%) Oracle
2 10 (9.35%) Microsoft
3 9 (8.41%) CA
3 9 (8.41%) CA Agile Central
4 7 (6.54%) IBM
5 6 (5.61%) WSO2
6 5 (4.67%) webMethods
7 4 (3.74%) SAP
8 2 (1.87%) Adobe
8 2 (1.87%) Citrix
8 2 (1.87%) HP
8 2 (1.87%) VMware
9 1 (0.93%) Cisco
9 1 (0.93%) Siemens
9 1 (0.93%) Sitecore