Period
to 25 September 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 25 September 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
25 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 12 22 6
Rank change year-on-year +10 -16 -1
Contract jobs citing SQL 149 110 153
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 15.22% 12.99% 16.94%
As % of the Programming Languages category 32.82% 27.36% 48.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 72 94
Essex median daily rate £475 £419 £306
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.50% +36.99% -14.25%
10th Percentile £347 £310 £230
90th Percentile £575 £565 £475
East of England median daily rate £411 £368 £350
% change year-on-year +11.73% +5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 8 26
Essex median hourly rate £23.00 £29.80 £35.47
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.83% -15.97% -6.05%
East of England median hourly rate £20.00 £26.22 £35.50
% change year-on-year -23.72% -26.14% +2.90%

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 454 402 313
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 46.37% 47.46% 34.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 299 268 184
Essex median daily rate £505 £475 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.32% +46.15% -13.33%
10th Percentile £362 £312 £230
90th Percentile £600 £600 £488
East of England median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +1.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 33 51
Essex median hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +14.29% -6.67%
10th Percentile £24.50 £27.15 £26.25
90th Percentile £75.00 £63.75 £45.00
East of England median hourly rate £44.00 £40.00 £39.50
% change year-on-year +10.00% +1.27% +5.33%

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 25 September 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
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 25 September 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 +12 60 £450 +2.86% 3
Chelmsford -2 12 £450 -4.00% 6
Basildon +9 9 £513 - 3
Brentwood +4 7 £450 +40.63% 2
Braintree - 2 £200 - 1
Harlow -9 1 £500 +33.33% 1
Westcliff-on-Sea - 1 £225 -
Grays - 1 £550 -
SQL
East of England

For the 6 months to 25 September 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 76 (51.01%) Oracle
2 70 (46.98%) Java
3 64 (42.95%) Agile Software Development
4 57 (38.26%) Unix
5 45 (30.20%) XML
6 40 (26.85%) WebLogic
6 40 (26.85%) Windows
7 39 (26.17%) PL/SQL
7 39 (26.17%) JIRA
8 37 (24.83%) webMethods
9 36 (24.16%) Scrum
10 35 (23.49%) Data Modelling
11 34 (22.82%) Problem-Solving
12 32 (21.48%) User Stories
12 32 (21.48%) Confluence
13 30 (20.13%) Test Scripting
13 30 (20.13%) SQL Server
13 30 (20.13%) Shell Script
14 28 (18.79%) ISEB
14 28 (18.79%) ISTQB
15 27 (18.12%) TDD
16 26 (17.45%) Spring
16 26 (17.45%) ETL
17 25 (16.78%) Informatica
17 25 (16.78%) Jenkins
18 24 (16.11%) SoapUI
18 24 (16.11%) Test Strategy
18 24 (16.11%) Maven
19 23 (15.44%) MySQL
20 22 (14.77%) Data Warehouse

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 40 (26.85%) WebLogic
2 32 (21.48%) Confluence
3 10 (6.71%) WebSphere
4 5 (3.36%) Cloud Foundry
4 5 (3.36%) JBoss
5 4 (2.68%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 4 (2.68%) Apache
5 4 (2.68%) Apache Spark
5 4 (2.68%) Skype for Business
6 3 (2.01%) SharePoint
7 2 (1.34%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 2 (1.34%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.67%) nginx
Applications
1 5 (3.36%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (2.01%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (1.34%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (1.34%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.67%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 4 (2.68%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.67%) Sage X3
Cloud Services
1 9 (6.04%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (4.70%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.34%) GitHub
4 1 (0.67%) AtomSphere
4 1 (0.67%) Azure Data Factory
4 1 (0.67%) Boomi
4 1 (0.67%) Google Analytics
4 1 (0.67%) IaaS
4 1 (0.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (4.70%) HTTP
2 6 (4.03%) Internet
3 4 (2.68%) Skype
4 3 (2.01%) Extranet
4 3 (2.01%) LAN
4 3 (2.01%) SNMP
4 3 (2.01%) SSL
4 3 (2.01%) TCP/IP
4 3 (2.01%) WAN
5 2 (1.34%) DHCP
5 2 (1.34%) DNS
6 1 (0.67%) Cisco IOS
6 1 (0.67%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (20.13%) SQL Server
2 23 (15.44%) MySQL
3 22 (14.77%) Data Warehouse
4 18 (12.08%) Pentaho
5 16 (10.74%) Relational Database
6 14 (9.40%) BusinessObjects
7 10 (6.71%) Oracle Database
8 9 (6.04%) Hadoop
8 9 (6.04%) MongoDB
8 9 (6.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 7 (4.70%) QlikView
10 6 (4.03%) NoSQL
11 5 (3.36%) Crystal Reports
11 5 (3.36%) Impala
11 5 (3.36%) MariaDB
11 5 (3.36%) SQL Server 2008
11 5 (3.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 5 (3.36%) SSDT
12 4 (2.68%) PostgreSQL
12 4 (2.68%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 39 (26.17%) JIRA
2 25 (16.78%) Jenkins
3 24 (16.11%) Maven
3 24 (16.11%) SoapUI
4 20 (13.42%) Selenium
5 19 (12.75%) JMeter
6 17 (11.41%) CA Gen
7 16 (10.74%) LoadRunner
7 16 (10.74%) Toad
8 15 (10.07%) Git (software)
9 11 (7.38%) JUnit
10 9 (6.04%) Cucumber
10 9 (6.04%) Eclipse
11 8 (5.37%) Gradle
11 8 (5.37%) Subversion
12 6 (4.03%) AccuRev
12 6 (4.03%) Ant
13 5 (3.36%) Checkstyle
14 4 (2.68%) GitLab
14 4 (2.68%) Vagrant
General
1 18 (12.08%) Finance
2 4 (2.68%) Manufacturing
2 4 (2.68%) Marketing
3 3 (2.01%) Legal
4 2 (1.34%) Banking
5 1 (0.67%) Advertising
5 1 (0.67%) Aerospace
5 1 (0.67%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 69 (46.31%) Developer
2 28 (18.79%) Java Developer
3 19 (12.75%) Analyst
4 13 (8.72%) Test Analyst
5 11 (7.38%) Architect
5 11 (7.38%) ETL Developer
5 11 (7.38%) Tester
6 9 (6.04%) Pentaho Developer
7 8 (5.37%) Senior Developer
8 6 (4.03%) QlikView Developer
8 6 (4.03%) Senior Java Developer
9 5 (3.36%) Data Architect
9 5 (3.36%) DBA
9 5 (3.36%) Software Developer
9 5 (3.36%) SQL DBA
10 4 (2.68%) Administrator
10 4 (2.68%) SQL Developer
10 4 (2.68%) Technical Architect
11 3 (2.01%) PHP Developer
11 3 (2.01%) QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (30.20%) XML
2 26 (17.45%) Spring
3 20 (13.42%) J2EE
4 17 (11.41%) Spring Boot
5 16 (10.74%) SOAP
6 14 (9.40%) HTML
7 12 (8.05%) REST
8 11 (7.38%) AngularJS
9 10 (6.71%) jQuery
9 10 (6.71%) Web Services
10 8 (5.37%) CSS
11 7 (4.70%) JPA
11 7 (4.70%) Spring MVC
12 6 (4.03%) EclipseLink
12 6 (4.03%) JSON
12 6 (4.03%) Struts
13 5 (3.36%) .NET
13 5 (3.36%) SAML
13 5 (3.36%) XHTML
13 5 (3.36%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 16 (10.74%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (4.70%) User Experience
3 6 (4.03%) Data Structures
3 6 (4.03%) Reference Data
3 6 (4.03%) Replication
4 5 (3.36%) Client/Server
4 5 (3.36%) Hybrid Cloud
4 5 (3.36%) Management Information System
5 4 (2.68%) Clustering
6 3 (2.01%) Data Centre
6 3 (2.01%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (1.34%) NHS
7 2 (1.34%) N-Tier
7 2 (1.34%) PKI
7 2 (1.34%) Virtual Team
8 1 (0.67%) Algorithms
8 1 (0.67%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.67%) Greenfield Project
8 1 (0.67%) Reinsurance
8 1 (0.67%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 57 (38.26%) Unix
2 40 (26.85%) Windows
3 19 (12.75%) Linux
4 10 (6.71%) Solaris
5 6 (4.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (2.68%) AIX
6 4 (2.68%) CentOS
6 4 (2.68%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (2.68%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (2.01%) Windows Server
8 1 (0.67%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.67%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.67%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.67%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.67%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (42.95%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (24.16%) Scrum
3 35 (23.49%) Data Modelling
4 34 (22.82%) Problem-Solving
5 32 (21.48%) User Stories
6 30 (20.13%) Test Scripting
7 27 (18.12%) TDD
8 26 (17.45%) ETL
9 24 (16.11%) Test Strategy
10 22 (14.77%) BDD
10 22 (14.77%) Configuration Management
10 22 (14.77%) Test Automation
11 19 (12.75%) Mentoring
11 19 (12.75%) OO
12 18 (12.08%) Business Intelligence
13 17 (11.41%) Customer Requirements
13 17 (11.41%) Kanban
14 16 (10.74%) Microservices
14 16 (10.74%) Waterfall
15 15 (10.07%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 70 (46.98%) Java
2 39 (26.17%) PL/SQL
3 30 (20.13%) Shell Script
4 20 (13.42%) Perl
5 15 (10.07%) JavaScript
6 9 (6.04%) Java 8
7 7 (4.70%) T-SQL
8 5 (3.36%) PHP
9 3 (2.01%) Bash Shell
9 3 (2.01%) Python
10 2 (1.34%) C#
10 2 (1.34%) Groovy
10 2 (1.34%) Ruby
10 2 (1.34%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.67%) C
11 1 (0.67%) C++
11 1 (0.67%) Haskell
11 1 (0.67%) PowerShell
11 1 (0.67%) Scala
11 1 (0.67%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 28 (18.79%) ISEB
1 28 (18.79%) ISTQB
2 20 (13.42%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 20 (13.42%) Security Cleared
3 15 (10.07%) SC Cleared
4 3 (2.01%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (1.34%) DBS Check
5 2 (1.34%) MCSA
5 2 (1.34%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.67%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (0.67%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (8.72%) QA
2 12 (8.05%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.67%) HL7
3 1 (0.67%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (8.05%) Docker
2 11 (7.38%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.67%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (0.67%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 6 (4.03%) Ansible
2 4 (2.68%) Cacti
3 3 (2.01%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (2.01%) Puppet
4 1 (0.67%) Galera Cluster
4 1 (0.67%) Grafana
4 1 (0.67%) HP ALM
4 1 (0.67%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.67%) Kibana
4 1 (0.67%) SCCM
Vendors
1 76 (51.01%) Oracle
2 37 (24.83%) webMethods
3 25 (16.78%) Informatica
4 19 (12.75%) Microsoft
5 17 (11.41%) BEA
6 13 (8.72%) Pega
7 9 (6.04%) SAP
8 8 (5.37%) IBM
9 6 (4.03%) Adobe
10 4 (2.68%) Cisco
11 3 (2.01%) CA
11 3 (2.01%) NetQoS
12 2 (1.34%) CheckPoint
12 2 (1.34%) HP
12 2 (1.34%) Perforce
12 2 (1.34%) WSO2
13 1 (0.67%) Google
13 1 (0.67%) Sage
13 1 (0.67%) Teradata
13 1 (0.67%) VMware