Period
to 19 January 2018

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 January 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)
6 months to
19 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 17 9 3
Rank change year-on-year -8 -6 -1
Contract jobs citing SQL 98 105 243
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 14.37% 13.17% 21.93%
As % of the Programming Languages category 32.78% 36.71% 53.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 70 150
Essex median daily rate £450 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +28.57% - -14.37%
10th Percentile £322 £230 £225
90th Percentile £588 £488 £500
East of England median daily rate £375 £350 £375
% change year-on-year +7.14% -6.67% +2.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 17 28
Essex median hourly rate £38.00 £36.00 £36.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.56% -1.37% +3.77%
10th Percentile £26.00 £24.90 £25.78
90th Percentile £43.08 £46.00 £44.00
East of England median hourly rate £33.33 £36.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year -7.42% - +2.35%

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 299 286 454
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 43.84% 35.88% 40.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 222 190 253
Essex median daily rate £513 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +46.43% -6.67% -9.09%
10th Percentile £325 £250 £231
90th Percentile £600 £538 £520
East of England median daily rate £413 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +10.00% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 39 65
Essex median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £36.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +2.74% -2.67%
10th Percentile £26.13 £30.95 £26.00
90th Percentile £63.75 £46.00 £45.00
East of England median hourly rate £40.50 £42.20 £39.00
% change year-on-year -4.03% +8.21% +4.00%

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 January 2018.

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 January 2018.

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 January 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
Southend-on-Sea +9 31 £455 -3.75% 3
Chelmsford +6 20 £475 - 10
Brentwood +4 14 £320 +14.29% 1
Basildon -3 7 £450 +73.08% 4
Harlow 0 1 £375 - 4
Wickford - 1 £425 - 4
SQL
East of England

For the 6 months to 19 January 2018, 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 56 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (42.86%) Oracle
3 37 (37.76%) XML
4 34 (34.69%) SQL Server
4 34 (34.69%) Continuous Integration
5 28 (28.57%) Java
6 27 (27.55%) Data Modelling
7 26 (26.53%) Middleware
7 26 (26.53%) Scrum
8 25 (25.51%) Linux
8 25 (25.51%) Jenkins
9 24 (24.49%) TDD
10 23 (23.47%) UML
11 21 (21.43%) Finance
12 20 (20.41%) .NET
12 20 (20.41%) Web Services
13 19 (19.39%) HTML
13 19 (19.39%) Data Warehouse
13 19 (19.39%) Mentoring
14 18 (18.37%) Unix
15 17 (17.35%) Windows
15 17 (17.35%) JavaScript
15 17 (17.35%) MySQL
15 17 (17.35%) User Stories
15 17 (17.35%) Relational Database
16 16 (16.33%) CSS
16 16 (16.33%) Configuration Management
16 16 (16.33%) Data Mapping
17 15 (15.31%) Spring
17 15 (15.31%) JPA

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 13 (13.27%) WebLogic
2 11 (11.22%) WebSphere
3 10 (10.20%) JBoss
4 5 (5.10%) IIS
4 5 (5.10%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 5 (5.10%) SharePoint
5 3 (3.06%) Apache
5 3 (3.06%) WebSphere Application Server
6 2 (2.04%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 1 (1.02%) Apache Spark
7 1 (1.02%) Cloud Foundry
7 1 (1.02%) CMS
7 1 (1.02%) GeoServer
7 1 (1.02%) MS Exchange
7 1 (1.02%) Mule
Business Applications
1 10 (10.20%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.02%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.02%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 10 (10.20%) Dynamics 365
2 9 (9.18%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.02%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.02%) Azure Data Factory
3 1 (1.02%) IaaS
3 1 (1.02%) PaaS
3 1 (1.02%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (11.22%) HTTP
2 3 (3.06%) SSL
2 3 (3.06%) TCP/IP
3 2 (2.04%) Internet
4 1 (1.02%) Cisco IPT
4 1 (1.02%) LAN
4 1 (1.02%) VSAN
4 1 (1.02%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (34.69%) SQL Server
2 19 (19.39%) Data Warehouse
3 17 (17.35%) MySQL
3 17 (17.35%) Relational Database
4 13 (13.27%) QlikView
5 11 (11.22%) Qlik Sense
6 10 (10.20%) Data Mining
6 10 (10.20%) Ingres
7 8 (8.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 6 (6.12%) Oracle Database
8 6 (6.12%) RDBMS
9 5 (5.10%) SQL Server 2012
10 4 (4.08%) Hadoop
10 4 (4.08%) NoSQL
10 4 (4.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 3 (3.06%) MariaDB
11 3 (3.06%) SQL Server 2008
12 2 (2.04%) SQL Server 2016
13 1 (1.02%) HDInsight
13 1 (1.02%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 25 (25.51%) Jenkins
2 15 (15.31%) Git (software)
3 13 (13.27%) JUnit
4 12 (12.24%) Team Foundation Server
4 12 (12.24%) Visual Studio
5 11 (11.22%) Maven
6 10 (10.20%) SoapUI
7 7 (7.14%) Ant
7 7 (7.14%) Gradle
7 7 (7.14%) JMeter
7 7 (7.14%) Mockito
8 6 (6.12%) PowerDesigner
9 5 (5.10%) AccuRev
9 5 (5.10%) Cucumber
9 5 (5.10%) JIRA
9 5 (5.10%) Selenium
10 4 (4.08%) Zephyr
11 3 (3.06%) Eclipse
11 3 (3.06%) Subversion
12 2 (2.04%) Artifactory
General
1 21 (21.43%) Finance
2 11 (11.22%) Manufacturing
3 6 (6.12%) Automotive
3 6 (6.12%) Back Office
3 6 (6.12%) Local Government
3 6 (6.12%) Marketing
4 4 (4.08%) Legal
4 4 (4.08%) Telecoms
5 3 (3.06%) Electronics
6 1 (1.02%) Billing
6 1 (1.02%) Front Office
6 1 (1.02%) Publishing
6 1 (1.02%) Retail
Job Titles
1 52 (53.06%) Developer
2 26 (26.53%) Analyst
3 19 (19.39%) Java Developer
4 13 (13.27%) QlikView Developer
5 12 (12.24%) SQL Developer
6 10 (10.20%) Microsoft Developer
7 9 (9.18%) Agile Developer
8 8 (8.16%) Architect
9 7 (7.14%) Business Analyst
10 6 (6.12%) Lead Developer
10 6 (6.12%) Senior Developer
10 6 (6.12%) Systems Analyst
11 5 (5.10%) Agile Java Developer
11 5 (5.10%) Business Systems Analyst
12 4 (4.08%) Data Architect
12 4 (4.08%) Dynamics AX Developer
12 4 (4.08%) QA Analyst
12 4 (4.08%) QA Test Analyst
12 4 (4.08%) SQL Analyst
12 4 (4.08%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (37.76%) XML
2 26 (26.53%) Middleware
3 20 (20.41%) .NET
3 20 (20.41%) Web Services
4 19 (19.39%) HTML
5 16 (16.33%) CSS
6 15 (15.31%) JPA
6 15 (15.31%) Spring
7 13 (13.27%) SOAP
7 13 (13.27%) XSLT
8 12 (12.24%) J2EE
8 12 (12.24%) JAXB
9 11 (11.22%) Struts
10 10 (10.20%) Spring MVC
11 9 (9.18%) REST
12 8 (8.16%) Ajax
12 8 (8.16%) AngularJS
12 8 (8.16%) JAX-RS
12 8 (8.16%) JAX-WS
13 7 (7.14%) JAAS
Miscellaneous
1 13 (13.27%) N-Tier
2 12 (12.24%) Management Information System
3 11 (11.22%) User Experience
4 8 (8.16%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (8.16%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (4.08%) Data Structures
5 4 (4.08%) Reference Data
6 1 (1.02%) Clustering
6 1 (1.02%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.02%) NHS
6 1 (1.02%) Reinsurance
6 1 (1.02%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 25 (25.51%) Linux
2 18 (18.37%) Unix
3 17 (17.35%) Windows
4 8 (8.16%) Windows Server
5 7 (7.14%) Mac OS X
6 5 (5.10%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (3.06%) OpenVMS
7 3 (3.06%) VMS
7 3 (3.06%) Windows Vista
8 2 (2.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (2.04%) Solaris
8 2 (2.04%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (1.02%) AIX
9 1 (1.02%) HPUX
9 1 (1.02%) Windows 10
9 1 (1.02%) Windows 2000
9 1 (1.02%) Windows 7
9 1 (1.02%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (34.69%) Continuous Integration
3 27 (27.55%) Data Modelling
4 26 (26.53%) Scrum
5 24 (24.49%) TDD
6 23 (23.47%) UML
7 19 (19.39%) Mentoring
8 17 (17.35%) User Stories
9 16 (16.33%) Configuration Management
9 16 (16.33%) Data Mapping
10 14 (14.29%) Visualisation
11 13 (13.27%) Data Visualisation
12 12 (12.24%) Data Integration
12 12 (12.24%) Release Management
13 11 (11.22%) Coaching
13 11 (11.22%) MVC
13 11 (11.22%) Performance Optimisation
14 10 (10.20%) Continuous Delivery
14 10 (10.20%) Migration
14 10 (10.20%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 28 (28.57%) Java
2 17 (17.35%) JavaScript
3 14 (14.29%) PL/SQL
4 8 (8.16%) C
4 8 (8.16%) X++
5 7 (7.14%) C++
5 7 (7.14%) T-SQL
6 6 (6.12%) Shell Script
7 4 (4.08%) C#
8 3 (3.06%) Bash Shell
8 3 (3.06%) Groovy
8 3 (3.06%) Python
9 2 (2.04%) Perl
9 2 (2.04%) Ruby
9 2 (2.04%) VBA
10 1 (1.02%) PowerShell
10 1 (1.02%) Scala
10 1 (1.02%) VB.NET
10 1 (1.02%) VBScript
10 1 (1.02%) XPath
Qualifications
1 3 (3.06%) Security Cleared
2 2 (2.04%) Degree
2 2 (2.04%) ISEB
2 2 (2.04%) ISEB Practitioner
3 1 (1.02%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (1.02%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.08%) Data Quality
1 4 (4.08%) IFRS
1 4 (4.08%) QA
2 3 (3.06%) IFRS 9
3 2 (2.04%) SLA
4 1 (1.02%) GDPR
System Software
1 4 (4.08%) Active Directory
2 3 (3.06%) Docker
3 1 (1.02%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.02%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (3.06%) Ansible
1 3 (3.06%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (3.06%) Puppet
1 3 (3.06%) SCCM
2 1 (1.02%) Kubernetes
2 1 (1.02%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 42 (42.86%) Oracle
2 10 (10.20%) Microsoft
3 6 (6.12%) IBM
4 5 (5.10%) CA
4 5 (5.10%) CA Agile Central
5 3 (3.06%) HP
5 3 (3.06%) SAP
5 3 (3.06%) WSO2
6 2 (2.04%) Adobe
6 2 (2.04%) AppDynamics
7 1 (1.02%) Cisco
7 1 (1.02%) Citrix
7 1 (1.02%) McAfee
7 1 (1.02%) Siemens
7 1 (1.02%) Sitecore
7 1 (1.02%) VMware
7 1 (1.02%) webMethods