Period
to 23 April 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 23 April 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
23 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 10 7 4
Rank change year-on-year -3 -3 +1
Contract jobs citing SQL 108 143 205
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 15.32% 17.35% 21.62%
As % of the Programming Languages category 32.43% 37.43% 57.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 91 138
Essex median daily rate £463 £420 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.12% +20.00% -6.67%
10th Percentile £344 £254 £217
90th Percentile £588 £495 £500
East of England median daily rate £400 £360 £370
% change year-on-year +11.11% -2.70% +2.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 16 13
Essex median hourly rate £40.00 £34.25 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.79% -12.18% -1.27%
10th Percentile £31.23 £22.13 £35.00
90th Percentile £45.10 £46.50 £44.00
East of England median hourly rate £33.75 £34.25 £38.75
% change year-on-year -1.46% -11.61% -3.13%

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 333 382 355
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 47.23% 46.36% 37.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 225 257 218
Essex median daily rate £513 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +28.13% +14.29% -7.89%
10th Percentile £364 £263 £225
90th Percentile £625 £575 £500
East of England median daily rate £425 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +9.68% +3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 38 28
Essex median hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -10.00% -
10th Percentile £32.45 £30.25 £33.36
90th Percentile £68.25 £46.00 £48.75
East of England median hourly rate £40.00 £41.00 £42.00
% change year-on-year -2.44% -2.38% +7.69%

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 23 April 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 23 April 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 23 April 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 +10 38 £458 - 3
Chelmsford +6 14 £489 +2.95% 10
Brentwood +10 11 £450 +36.36% 3
Basildon -4 7 £450 +73.08% 10
Saffron Walden +3 1 - - 2
Wickford - 1 £425 - 5
SQL
East of England

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 Essex region with a requirement for SQL.

1 60 (55.56%) Oracle
2 47 (43.52%) Java
3 43 (39.81%) Agile Software Development
4 35 (32.41%) XML
5 32 (29.63%) Data Modelling
6 27 (25.00%) Unix
7 26 (24.07%) SQL Server
8 24 (22.22%) PL/SQL
9 22 (20.37%) J2EE
10 21 (19.44%) TDD
10 21 (19.44%) Jenkins
10 21 (19.44%) Problem-Solving
11 19 (17.59%) Git (software)
11 19 (17.59%) Spring
11 19 (17.59%) WebLogic
12 18 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
12 18 (16.67%) Scrum
12 18 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
13 17 (15.74%) WebSphere
13 17 (15.74%) Windows
13 17 (15.74%) JavaScript
14 16 (14.81%) Linux
14 16 (14.81%) Configuration Management
14 16 (14.81%) User Stories
15 15 (13.89%) Relational Database
15 15 (13.89%) Mentoring
15 15 (13.89%) Middleware
16 14 (12.96%) IBM
16 14 (12.96%) Finance
16 14 (12.96%) Web Services

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 19 (17.59%) WebLogic
2 17 (15.74%) WebSphere
3 8 (7.41%) JBoss
3 8 (7.41%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 5 (4.63%) Apache
5 2 (1.85%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 2 (1.85%) Cloud Foundry
5 2 (1.85%) IIS
5 2 (1.85%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (0.93%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.93%) CMS
6 1 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.93%) GeoServer
6 1 (0.93%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.93%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (4.63%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.93%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.93%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (0.93%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
1 1 (0.93%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.78%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.93%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.93%) Azure Data Factory
2 1 (0.93%) Dynamics 365
2 1 (0.93%) GitHub
2 1 (0.93%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (8.33%) HTTP
2 4 (3.70%) SSL
2 4 (3.70%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.93%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (0.93%) Cisco IPT
3 1 (0.93%) Firewall
3 1 (0.93%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (24.07%) SQL Server
2 18 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
3 15 (13.89%) Relational Database
4 14 (12.96%) QlikView
5 13 (12.04%) MySQL
6 10 (9.26%) Qlik Sense
7 9 (8.33%) Hadoop
7 9 (8.33%) Oracle Database
8 8 (7.41%) NoSQL
8 8 (7.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 4 (3.70%) Big Data
9 4 (3.70%) BusinessObjects
9 4 (3.70%) Data Mining
9 4 (3.70%) Ingres
9 4 (3.70%) Oracle OWB
9 4 (3.70%) PostgreSQL
9 4 (3.70%) SQL Server 2008
9 4 (3.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 4 (3.70%) Star Schema
10 3 (2.78%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 21 (19.44%) Jenkins
2 19 (17.59%) Git (software)
3 12 (11.11%) SoapUI
4 11 (10.19%) Gradle
4 11 (10.19%) Maven
5 10 (9.26%) Selenium
6 9 (8.33%) Cucumber
6 9 (8.33%) JUnit
7 7 (6.48%) JMeter
7 7 (6.48%) Toad
8 6 (5.56%) CA Gen
8 6 (5.56%) Subversion
8 6 (5.56%) Zephyr
9 5 (4.63%) AccuRev
10 4 (3.70%) Ant
10 4 (3.70%) Eclipse
10 4 (3.70%) JIRA
10 4 (3.70%) Mockito
10 4 (3.70%) PowerDesigner
11 3 (2.78%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 14 (12.96%) Finance
2 8 (7.41%) Manufacturing
3 4 (3.70%) Legal
4 3 (2.78%) Front Office
4 3 (2.78%) Marketing
5 2 (1.85%) Automotive
5 2 (1.85%) Banking
6 1 (0.93%) Law
6 1 (0.93%) Multimedia
6 1 (0.93%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 45 (41.67%) Developer
2 24 (22.22%) Analyst
3 18 (16.67%) Java Developer
4 13 (12.04%) QlikView Developer
5 11 (10.19%) Architect
6 10 (9.26%) SQL Developer
6 10 (9.26%) Test Analyst
7 8 (7.41%) DBA
8 6 (5.56%) Data Architect
8 6 (5.56%) Senior Developer
8 6 (5.56%) SQL DBA
9 5 (4.63%) Agile Developer
9 5 (4.63%) Business Analyst
9 5 (4.63%) Consultant
10 4 (3.70%) Agile Java Developer
10 4 (3.70%) Analyst Developer
10 4 (3.70%) Development Manager
10 4 (3.70%) QA Analyst
10 4 (3.70%) QA Test Analyst
10 4 (3.70%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (32.41%) XML
2 22 (20.37%) J2EE
3 19 (17.59%) Spring
4 15 (13.89%) Middleware
5 14 (12.96%) Web Services
6 13 (12.04%) AngularJS
7 11 (10.19%) Spring Boot
8 10 (9.26%) HTML
8 10 (9.26%) SOAP
9 9 (8.33%) CSS
10 8 (7.41%) JPA
11 7 (6.48%) .NET
11 7 (6.48%) Spring MVC
12 6 (5.56%) XSD
12 6 (5.56%) XSLT
13 5 (4.63%) Hibernate
13 5 (4.63%) JAXB
13 5 (4.63%) REST
13 5 (4.63%) Struts
14 4 (3.70%) JAX-RS
Miscellaneous
1 11 (10.19%) Management Information System
2 10 (9.26%) User Experience
3 8 (7.41%) N-Tier
4 7 (6.48%) Data Structures
4 7 (6.48%) Reference Data
4 7 (6.48%) Replication
5 6 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (3.70%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (2.78%) Clustering
8 2 (1.85%) Mainframe
8 2 (1.85%) Reinsurance
9 1 (0.93%) Algorithms
9 1 (0.93%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.93%) Data Protection Act
9 1 (0.93%) Greenfield Project
9 1 (0.93%) IBM Mainframe
9 1 (0.93%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 27 (25.00%) Unix
2 17 (15.74%) Windows
3 16 (14.81%) Linux
4 5 (4.63%) Solaris
5 4 (3.70%) Mac OS X
5 4 (3.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (2.78%) Windows Server
7 2 (1.85%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.93%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.93%) Windows 2000
8 1 (0.93%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.93%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.93%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.93%) Windows Vista
8 1 (0.93%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (39.81%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (29.63%) Data Modelling
3 21 (19.44%) Problem-Solving
3 21 (19.44%) TDD
4 18 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
4 18 (16.67%) Scrum
5 16 (14.81%) Configuration Management
5 16 (14.81%) User Stories
6 15 (13.89%) Mentoring
7 14 (12.96%) Data Mapping
8 11 (10.19%) Migration
8 11 (10.19%) Test Automation
8 11 (10.19%) UML
8 11 (10.19%) Visualisation
9 10 (9.26%) Business Intelligence
9 10 (9.26%) Data Visualisation
9 10 (9.26%) Performance Optimisation
9 10 (9.26%) Performance Tuning
10 9 (8.33%) Pair Programming
10 9 (8.33%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 47 (43.52%) Java
2 24 (22.22%) PL/SQL
3 17 (15.74%) JavaScript
4 11 (10.19%) Perl
4 11 (10.19%) Shell Script
5 7 (6.48%) Bash Shell
6 5 (4.63%) C
6 5 (4.63%) Python
6 5 (4.63%) T-SQL
7 3 (2.78%) C#
7 3 (2.78%) VB.NET
7 3 (2.78%) VBScript
8 2 (1.85%) Ruby
9 1 (0.93%) PHP
9 1 (0.93%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.93%) R
9 1 (0.93%) Scala
Qualifications
1 10 (9.26%) ISEB
2 7 (6.48%) ISTQB
2 7 (6.48%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 4 (3.70%) Security Cleared
4 2 (1.85%) Degree
4 2 (1.85%) ISEB Practitioner
4 2 (1.85%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.93%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (0.93%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (7.41%) QA
2 7 (6.48%) Data Quality
3 3 (2.78%) IFRS
4 2 (1.85%) IFRS 9
5 1 (0.93%) PMO
System Software
1 5 (4.63%) Docker
2 4 (3.70%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.93%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.93%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 4 (3.70%) Ansible
1 4 (3.70%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (3.70%) Puppet
2 3 (2.78%) SCCM
3 2 (1.85%) HP ALM
4 1 (0.93%) Data Guard
4 1 (0.93%) Galera Cluster
4 1 (0.93%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.93%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.93%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (0.93%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 60 (55.56%) Oracle
2 14 (12.96%) IBM
3 13 (12.04%) webMethods
4 11 (10.19%) Microsoft
5 7 (6.48%) Pega
6 6 (5.56%) BEA
6 6 (5.56%) Informatica
7 4 (3.70%) WSO2
8 3 (2.78%) Adobe
8 3 (2.78%) HP
9 2 (1.85%) AppDynamics
9 2 (1.85%) CA Agile Central
9 2 (1.85%) Cisco
10 1 (0.93%) Alteryx
10 1 (0.93%) CA
10 1 (0.93%) CheckPoint
10 1 (0.93%) Citrix
10 1 (0.93%) McAfee
10 1 (0.93%) Tableau
10 1 (0.93%) VMware