Period
to 23 July 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 July 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 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 11 16 4
Rank change year-on-year +5 -12 +1
Contract jobs citing SQL 130 134 156
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 15.78% 15.56% 17.47%
As % of the Programming Languages category 32.66% 31.68% 52.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 88 89
Essex median daily rate £454 £405 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.04% +35.00% -18.09%
10th Percentile £343 £272 £222
90th Percentile £550 £502 £475
East of England median daily rate £400 £363 £365
% change year-on-year +10.34% -0.68% +4.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 21
Essex median hourly rate £37.77 £39.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.15% +11.43% -13.79%
10th Percentile £31.13 £29.25 £22.50
90th Percentile £45.50 £47.00 £40.00
East of England median hourly rate £27.50 £31.00 £34.50
% change year-on-year -11.29% -10.14% -4.17%

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 398 423 297
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 48.30% 49.13% 33.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 252 281 157
Essex median daily rate £500 £450 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +38.46% -13.33%
10th Percentile £349 £275 £220
90th Percentile £600 £585 £475
East of England median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +2.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 26 40
Essex median hourly rate £37.50 £38.50 £32.39
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.60% +18.88% -14.78%
10th Percentile £27.64 £31.13 £22.50
90th Percentile £69.38 £63.75 £40.28
East of England median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -

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 23 July 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 July 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 July 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 +15 53 £433 -3.15% 12
Chelmsford +4 15 £463 -14.98% 11
Brentwood +8 8 £500 +56.25% 1
Basildon +1 6 £513 +75.21% 7
Braintree - 2 £200 - 1
Saffron Walden +4 1 - - 1
Westcliff-on-Sea - 1 £225 -
SQL
East of England

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 77 (59.23%) Oracle
2 56 (43.08%) Java
3 49 (37.69%) Agile Software Development
4 46 (35.38%) Unix
5 44 (33.85%) XML
6 32 (24.62%) Windows
6 32 (24.62%) Data Modelling
7 30 (23.08%) WebLogic
7 30 (23.08%) ISEB
7 30 (23.08%) ISTQB
7 30 (23.08%) Test Scripting
8 29 (22.31%) webMethods
9 28 (21.54%) Problem-Solving
10 27 (20.77%) User Stories
10 27 (20.77%) Scrum
11 26 (20.00%) PL/SQL
12 24 (18.46%) SQL Server
12 24 (18.46%) SoapUI
13 23 (17.69%) JIRA
14 22 (16.92%) TDD
14 22 (16.92%) Test Automation
14 22 (16.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 21 (16.15%) JMeter
15 21 (16.15%) Selenium
15 21 (16.15%) Data Warehouse
16 20 (15.38%) Finance
17 19 (14.62%) ETL
17 19 (14.62%) J2EE
17 19 (14.62%) Toad
17 19 (14.62%) Mentoring

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 30 (23.08%) WebLogic
2 16 (12.31%) Confluence
3 13 (10.00%) WebSphere
4 5 (3.85%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 4 (3.08%) Apache
5 4 (3.08%) JBoss
6 2 (1.54%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 2 (1.54%) Cloud Foundry
7 1 (0.77%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.77%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.77%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (6.15%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.54%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.54%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (1.54%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.77%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (0.77%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
1 1 (0.77%) Oracle Payables
1 1 (0.77%) Sage X3
Cloud Services
1 6 (4.62%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (3.08%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.54%) Office 365
4 1 (0.77%) Azure Data Factory
4 1 (0.77%) Dynamics 365
4 1 (0.77%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 8 (6.15%) HTTP
2 6 (4.62%) Internet
3 4 (3.08%) SSL
3 4 (3.08%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.77%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (0.77%) DHCP
4 1 (0.77%) DNS
4 1 (0.77%) Firewall
4 1 (0.77%) NetScaler
4 1 (0.77%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (18.46%) SQL Server
2 21 (16.15%) Data Warehouse
3 12 (9.23%) MySQL
3 12 (9.23%) Oracle Database
3 12 (9.23%) Relational Database
4 11 (8.46%) Pentaho
4 11 (8.46%) QlikView
5 9 (6.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 8 (6.15%) Hadoop
7 7 (5.38%) MongoDB
7 7 (5.38%) Qlik Sense
8 6 (4.62%) NoSQL
8 6 (4.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 5 (3.85%) BusinessObjects
9 5 (3.85%) Impala
9 5 (3.85%) SSDT
10 4 (3.08%) Ingres
10 4 (3.08%) Oracle OWB
10 4 (3.08%) SQL Server 2008
10 4 (3.08%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 24 (18.46%) SoapUI
2 23 (17.69%) JIRA
3 21 (16.15%) JMeter
3 21 (16.15%) Selenium
4 19 (14.62%) Toad
5 17 (13.08%) Jenkins
6 16 (12.31%) LoadRunner
7 13 (10.00%) Git (software)
8 12 (9.23%) Maven
9 10 (7.69%) CA Gen
10 9 (6.92%) Cucumber
10 9 (6.92%) Gradle
11 8 (6.15%) JUnit
12 7 (5.38%) Subversion
13 6 (4.62%) AccuRev
14 4 (3.08%) Eclipse
14 4 (3.08%) PowerDesigner
14 4 (3.08%) Sonatype Nexus
14 4 (3.08%) Vagrant
14 4 (3.08%) Zephyr
General
1 20 (15.38%) Finance
2 7 (5.38%) Manufacturing
3 3 (2.31%) Legal
4 2 (1.54%) Banking
4 2 (1.54%) Front Office
4 2 (1.54%) Marketing
5 1 (0.77%) Advertising
5 1 (0.77%) Automotive
5 1 (0.77%) Law
5 1 (0.77%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 49 (37.69%) Developer
2 27 (20.77%) Analyst
3 17 (13.08%) Java Developer
4 16 (12.31%) Test Analyst
5 11 (8.46%) Tester
6 10 (7.69%) QlikView Developer
7 7 (5.38%) Architect
8 6 (4.62%) DBA
9 5 (3.85%) Business Analyst
9 5 (3.85%) Data Architect
9 5 (3.85%) QA Engineer
9 5 (3.85%) Senior Developer
9 5 (3.85%) SQL Developer
10 4 (3.08%) Development Manager
10 4 (3.08%) ETL Developer
10 4 (3.08%) Senior Java Developer
10 4 (3.08%) SQL DBA
11 3 (2.31%) Consultant
11 3 (2.31%) Performance Tester
11 3 (2.31%) Scrum Master
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (33.85%) XML
2 19 (14.62%) J2EE
3 17 (13.08%) Spring
4 13 (10.00%) SOAP
4 13 (10.00%) Spring Boot
5 11 (8.46%) Middleware
6 10 (7.69%) AngularJS
7 8 (6.15%) Web Services
7 8 (6.15%) XSLT
8 7 (5.38%) REST
9 6 (4.62%) .NET
9 6 (4.62%) XSD
10 5 (3.85%) HTML
10 5 (3.85%) JSON
11 4 (3.08%) CSS
11 4 (3.08%) JMS
11 4 (3.08%) Spring Batch
11 4 (3.08%) XML Messaging
12 3 (2.31%) jQuery
12 3 (2.31%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 11 (8.46%) User Experience
2 10 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (6.15%) Management Information System
4 7 (5.38%) Replication
5 6 (4.62%) Data Structures
5 6 (4.62%) Reference Data
6 5 (3.85%) Client/Server
7 3 (2.31%) Clustering
7 3 (2.31%) N-Tier
8 2 (1.54%) Computer Science
8 2 (1.54%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (1.54%) Mainframe
8 2 (1.54%) Reinsurance
8 2 (1.54%) Virtual Team
9 1 (0.77%) Algorithms
9 1 (0.77%) FMCG
9 1 (0.77%) Greenfield Project
9 1 (0.77%) IBM Mainframe
9 1 (0.77%) NHS
9 1 (0.77%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 46 (35.38%) Unix
2 32 (24.62%) Windows
3 16 (12.31%) Linux
4 10 (7.69%) Solaris
5 8 (6.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (3.08%) AIX
6 4 (3.08%) CentOS
7 2 (1.54%) Windows Server
8 1 (0.77%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.77%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.77%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (37.69%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (24.62%) Data Modelling
3 30 (23.08%) Test Scripting
4 28 (21.54%) Problem-Solving
5 27 (20.77%) Scrum
5 27 (20.77%) User Stories
6 22 (16.92%) TDD
6 22 (16.92%) Test Automation
7 19 (14.62%) ETL
7 19 (14.62%) Mentoring
8 17 (13.08%) BDD
9 16 (12.31%) Coaching
9 16 (12.31%) Continuous Integration
9 16 (12.31%) Customer Requirements
10 15 (11.54%) Configuration Management
11 14 (10.77%) Data Integration
11 14 (10.77%) Kanban
11 14 (10.77%) Test Strategy
12 13 (10.00%) Performance Testing
13 12 (9.23%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 56 (43.08%) Java
2 26 (20.00%) PL/SQL
3 17 (13.08%) JavaScript
4 16 (12.31%) Shell Script
5 14 (10.77%) Perl
6 5 (3.85%) Bash Shell
6 5 (3.85%) T-SQL
7 4 (3.08%) Java 8
8 3 (2.31%) VB.NET
9 2 (1.54%) C
9 2 (1.54%) C#
9 2 (1.54%) Python
9 2 (1.54%) VBScript
10 1 (0.77%) Groovy
10 1 (0.77%) PHP
10 1 (0.77%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.77%) R
10 1 (0.77%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 30 (23.08%) ISEB
1 30 (23.08%) ISTQB
2 22 (16.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 9 (6.92%) Security Cleared
4 6 (4.62%) SC Cleared
5 2 (1.54%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (1.54%) DBS Check
5 2 (1.54%) Degree
6 1 (0.77%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (11.54%) QA
2 12 (9.23%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.77%) HL7
3 1 (0.77%) PMO
System Software
1 8 (6.15%) Docker
2 4 (3.08%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.77%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (0.77%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 8 (6.15%) Ansible
2 4 (3.08%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (3.08%) Puppet
3 2 (1.54%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.77%) Data Guard
4 1 (0.77%) Galera Cluster
4 1 (0.77%) HP ALM
4 1 (0.77%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 77 (59.23%) Oracle
2 29 (22.31%) webMethods
3 18 (13.85%) Microsoft
4 14 (10.77%) Informatica
5 11 (8.46%) IBM
6 10 (7.69%) BEA
7 8 (6.15%) SAP
8 7 (5.38%) Pega
9 4 (3.08%) WSO2
10 3 (2.31%) Adobe
10 3 (2.31%) HP
11 2 (1.54%) CA Agile Central
11 2 (1.54%) Citrix
11 2 (1.54%) Tableau
11 2 (1.54%) VMware
12 1 (0.77%) 3PAR
12 1 (0.77%) Alteryx
12 1 (0.77%) Epicor
12 1 (0.77%) Teradata
12 1 (0.77%) Twitter