Period
to 23 February 2020

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 February 2020 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 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 11 8 24
Rank change year-on-year -3 +16 -14
Contract jobs citing SQL 55 144 76
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 9.93% 17.12% 11.71%
As % of the Programming Languages category 28.80% 35.82% 27.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 74 54
Essex median daily rate £377 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.33% - +28.57%
10th Percentile £197 £313 £319
90th Percentile £493 £575 £588
East of England median daily rate £418 £413 £375
% change year-on-year +1.21% +10.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 8 10
Essex median hourly rate £20.74 £11.06 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +87.46% -72.34% +14.29%
10th Percentile £14.37 £9.63 £34.87
90th Percentile £27.61 £26.47 £45.10
East of England median hourly rate £21.00 £17.25 £40.00
% change year-on-year +21.74% -56.88% +21.21%

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 191 402 276
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 34.48% 47.80% 42.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 125 262 201
Essex median daily rate £450 £500 £513
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.00% -2.44% +36.67%
10th Percentile £321 £338 £344
90th Percentile £587 £585 £638
East of England median daily rate £425 £435 £425
% change year-on-year -2.30% +2.35% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 12 17
Essex median hourly rate £20.74 £28.04 £41.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -26.04% -32.43% +12.16%
10th Percentile £14.37 £9.63 £33.66
90th Percentile £27.61 £62.12 £63.75
East of England median hourly rate £45.00 £44.25 £42.00
% change year-on-year +1.69% +5.36% +1.82%

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 February 2020.

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 February 2020.

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 February 2020. 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 20 £373 -17.11% 1
Chelmsford -2 7 £97 -72.43% 11
Colchester +6 4 £375 - 13
Basildon -7 2 - - 4
Grays - 1 £498 -
SQL
East of England

For the 6 months to 23 February 2020, 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 27 (49.09%) Oracle
2 17 (30.91%) SQL Server
3 16 (29.09%) Java
4 15 (27.27%) Unix
5 13 (23.64%) Agile Software Development
5 13 (23.64%) Public Sector
6 12 (21.82%) Microsoft
7 11 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
7 11 (20.00%) XML
8 10 (18.18%) JIRA
8 10 (18.18%) Test Automation
8 10 (18.18%) Confluence
9 9 (16.36%) Performance Testing
9 9 (16.36%) Windows
9 9 (16.36%) Data Warehouse
9 9 (16.36%) PL/SQL
9 9 (16.36%) T-SQL
9 9 (16.36%) WebLogic
9 9 (16.36%) LoadRunner
10 8 (14.55%) ETL
10 8 (14.55%) .NET
10 8 (14.55%) Microsoft Office
10 8 (14.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 8 (14.55%) JMeter
10 8 (14.55%) Test Scripting
10 8 (14.55%) Bitbucket
11 7 (12.73%) DevOps
11 7 (12.73%) Customer Requirements
11 7 (12.73%) Migration
11 7 (12.73%) Microsoft Excel

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 10 (18.18%) Confluence
2 9 (16.36%) WebLogic
3 3 (5.45%) Apache
3 3 (5.45%) Apache Spark
3 3 (5.45%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 2 (3.64%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (3.64%) Tomcat
5 1 (1.82%) IIS
5 1 (1.82%) JBoss
5 1 (1.82%) SAS
Applications
1 8 (14.55%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (12.73%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.82%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 4 (7.27%) Power Platform
2 3 (5.45%) AWS
3 2 (3.64%) Serverless
4 1 (1.82%) Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.45%) HTTP
2 2 (3.64%) SSL
3 1 (1.82%) DNS
3 1 (1.82%) Internet
3 1 (1.82%) Kerberos
3 1 (1.82%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (30.91%) SQL Server
2 9 (16.36%) Data Warehouse
3 8 (14.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 7 (12.73%) Oracle Reports
5 6 (10.91%) Relational Database
6 5 (9.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 4 (7.27%) Power BI
8 3 (5.45%) MySQL
8 3 (5.45%) NoSQL
8 3 (5.45%) Pentaho
9 2 (3.64%) Apache Cassandra
9 2 (3.64%) Impala
9 2 (3.64%) MongoDB
9 2 (3.64%) Oracle Database
9 2 (3.64%) RDBMS
9 2 (3.64%) SQL Server 2008
9 2 (3.64%) SQL Server 2016
10 1 (1.82%) Qlik Sense
10 1 (1.82%) SAS Data Integration Studio
10 1 (1.82%) SAS EBI
Development Applications
1 10 (18.18%) JIRA
2 9 (16.36%) LoadRunner
3 8 (14.55%) Bitbucket
3 8 (14.55%) JMeter
4 6 (10.91%) Git (software)
5 5 (9.09%) Jenkins
5 5 (9.09%) Selenium
5 5 (9.09%) SoapUI
5 5 (9.09%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 3 (5.45%) Artifactory
6 3 (5.45%) Eclipse
6 3 (5.45%) Subversion
6 3 (5.45%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (5.45%) Toad
7 2 (3.64%) Gradle
7 2 (3.64%) IntelliJ
7 2 (3.64%) JUnit
7 2 (3.64%) Maven
7 2 (3.64%) Mockito
7 2 (3.64%) NeoLoad
General
1 13 (23.64%) Public Sector
2 3 (5.45%) Publishing
3 1 (1.82%) Finance
3 1 (1.82%) Law
3 1 (1.82%) Local Government
3 1 (1.82%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 22 (40.00%) Analyst
2 17 (30.91%) Developer
3 9 (16.36%) Test Analyst
4 8 (14.55%) Information Analyst
5 7 (12.73%) Java Developer
5 7 (12.73%) Performance Analyst
6 4 (7.27%) .NET Developer
6 4 (7.27%) Performance Test Analyst
6 4 (7.27%) SQL Analyst
7 3 (5.45%) Consultant
7 3 (5.45%) Data Analyst
7 3 (5.45%) Infrastructure Consultant
7 3 (5.45%) Test Engineer
8 2 (3.64%) Architect
8 2 (3.64%) ASP.NET Developer
8 2 (3.64%) Automation Test Analyst
8 2 (3.64%) Data Architect
8 2 (3.64%) DBA
8 2 (3.64%) SQL Developer
8 2 (3.64%) VB.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (20.00%) XML
2 8 (14.55%) .NET
3 6 (10.91%) J2EE
3 6 (10.91%) RESTful
4 4 (7.27%) Web Services
5 3 (5.45%) HTML
5 3 (5.45%) JSON
6 2 (3.64%) ActiveMQ
6 2 (3.64%) AngularJS
6 2 (3.64%) Apache Flex
6 2 (3.64%) ASP.NET
6 2 (3.64%) CSS
6 2 (3.64%) Elastic Stack
6 2 (3.64%) Hibernate
6 2 (3.64%) JMS
6 2 (3.64%) JPA
6 2 (3.64%) REST
6 2 (3.64%) Sass
6 2 (3.64%) Spring
6 2 (3.64%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 7 (12.73%) NHS
2 4 (7.27%) Management Information System
3 3 (5.45%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.64%) Data Structures
5 1 (1.82%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.82%) Clustering
5 1 (1.82%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 15 (27.27%) Unix
2 9 (16.36%) Windows
3 5 (9.09%) Windows Server
4 3 (5.45%) Linux
4 3 (5.45%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (3.64%) VMS
5 2 (3.64%) Windows Vista
6 1 (1.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (23.64%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
3 10 (18.18%) Test Automation
4 9 (16.36%) Performance Testing
5 8 (14.55%) ETL
5 8 (14.55%) Test Scripting
6 7 (12.73%) Customer Requirements
6 7 (12.73%) DevOps
6 7 (12.73%) Migration
7 6 (10.91%) Configuration Management
7 6 (10.91%) Problem-Solving
7 6 (10.91%) TDD
8 5 (9.09%) Performance Monitoring
8 5 (9.09%) Problem Management
8 5 (9.09%) Process Improvement
8 5 (9.09%) Test Strategy
9 4 (7.27%) Defect Tracking
9 4 (7.27%) Performance Improvement
9 4 (7.27%) Risk Analysis
9 4 (7.27%) Smoke Testing
Programming Languages
1 16 (29.09%) Java
2 9 (16.36%) PL/SQL
2 9 (16.36%) T-SQL
3 5 (9.09%) JavaScript
4 4 (7.27%) C
4 4 (7.27%) PowerShell
4 4 (7.27%) Shell Script
5 3 (5.45%) Python
6 2 (3.64%) Perl
6 2 (3.64%) VB.NET
7 1 (1.82%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
7 1 (1.82%) SAS Macro
7 1 (1.82%) Scala
Qualifications
1 5 (9.09%) ISEB
1 5 (9.09%) ISTQB
2 4 (7.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (5.45%) Degree
4 2 (3.64%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.45%) Data Quality
2 2 (3.64%) QA
System Software
1 5 (9.09%) Active Directory
2 4 (7.27%) Docker
3 2 (3.64%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 4 (7.27%) Ansible
2 3 (5.45%) Puppet
3 2 (3.64%) Kibana
3 2 (3.64%) logstash
3 2 (3.64%) Mesos
4 1 (1.82%) Hadoop YARN
4 1 (1.82%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (1.82%) Terraform
Vendors
1 27 (49.09%) Oracle
2 12 (21.82%) Microsoft
3 5 (9.09%) webMethods
4 3 (5.45%) SAP
5 2 (3.64%) BEA
5 2 (3.64%) Tableau
6 1 (1.82%) Cloudera
6 1 (1.82%) HP
6 1 (1.82%) Liquidlogic
6 1 (1.82%) ServiceNow
6 1 (1.82%) Sony
6 1 (1.82%) WSO2