Period
to 17 November 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 17 November 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
17 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 14 22 9
Rank change year-on-year +8 -13 -5
Contract jobs citing SQL 164 107 113
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 15.27% 13.53% 12.81%
As % of the Programming Languages category 32.09% 30.84% 38.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 69 85
Essex median daily rate £450 £425 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +30.77% -13.33%
10th Percentile £333 £310 £230
90th Percentile £600 £558 £483
East of England median daily rate £413 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +13.79% +3.57% -1.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 13 16
Essex median hourly rate £10.50 £36.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -70.83% -10.00% +25.00%
10th Percentile £9.63 £26.00 £22.50
90th Percentile £27.63 £43.30 £46.00
East of England median hourly rate £18.69 £26.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year -28.13% -35.00% +23.08%

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 511 347 295
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 47.58% 43.87% 33.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 327 243 197
Essex median daily rate £500 £500 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +42.86% -6.67%
10th Percentile £349 £313 £239
90th Percentile £600 £600 £525
East of England median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 29 44
Essex median hourly rate £33.00 £40.00 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.50% +11.11% -1.37%
10th Percentile £9.63 £26.35 £28.75
90th Percentile £51.00 £63.75 £45.93
East of England median hourly rate £43.50 £40.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year +7.41% +1.25% +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 17 November 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 17 November 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 17 November 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 +11 77 £443 -1.39% 4
Basildon +6 8 £488 +8.33% 6
Brentwood 0 5 £450 +40.63% 1
Chelmsford -5 5 £240 -48.11% 11
Harlow -11 2 £500 +33.33% 3
Westcliff-on-Sea - 1 £225 -
Grays - 1 £550 -
SQL
East of England

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 95 (57.93%) Oracle
2 79 (48.17%) Java
3 76 (46.34%) Agile Software Development
4 70 (42.68%) Unix
5 53 (32.32%) XML
6 48 (29.27%) Windows
7 47 (28.66%) WebLogic
7 47 (28.66%) Scrum
8 46 (28.05%) JIRA
9 45 (27.44%) webMethods
10 43 (26.22%) Confluence
10 43 (26.22%) User Stories
10 43 (26.22%) Problem-Solving
11 39 (23.78%) PL/SQL
12 37 (22.56%) TDD
13 35 (21.34%) MySQL
13 35 (21.34%) Test Scripting
14 34 (20.73%) ISEB
14 34 (20.73%) ISTQB
15 33 (20.12%) Test Strategy
16 31 (18.90%) Data Modelling
17 30 (18.29%) Linux
17 30 (18.29%) Shell Script
17 30 (18.29%) Selenium
17 30 (18.29%) Jenkins
18 29 (17.68%) BDD
18 29 (17.68%) SoapUI
18 29 (17.68%) Test Automation
18 29 (17.68%) Spring
18 29 (17.68%) Informatica

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 47 (28.66%) WebLogic
2 43 (26.22%) Confluence
3 9 (5.49%) WebSphere
4 8 (4.88%) Cloud Foundry
5 7 (4.27%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 6 (3.66%) Apache
6 6 (3.66%) Apache Spark
6 6 (3.66%) JBoss
7 4 (2.44%) Skype for Business
8 3 (1.83%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 3 (1.83%) SharePoint
8 3 (1.83%) Tomcat
9 2 (1.22%) Elasticsearch
9 2 (1.22%) nginx
10 1 (0.61%) WordPress
Applications
1 5 (3.05%) Microsoft Excel
1 5 (3.05%) Microsoft Project
2 3 (1.83%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.61%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.61%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (2.44%) Oracle BPM
1 4 (2.44%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.61%) Magento
2 1 (0.61%) Sage X3
Cloud Services
1 14 (8.54%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (4.88%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (2.44%) GitHub
4 2 (1.22%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (1.22%) Google Analytics
4 2 (1.22%) IaaS
4 2 (1.22%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 1 (0.61%) AtomSphere
5 1 (0.61%) Azure Data Factory
5 1 (0.61%) Boomi
5 1 (0.61%) MailChimp
5 1 (0.61%) Office 365
5 1 (0.61%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 9 (5.49%) HTTP
1 9 (5.49%) Internet
2 5 (3.05%) TCP/IP
3 4 (2.44%) Skype
3 4 (2.44%) SSL
4 3 (1.83%) Extranet
4 3 (1.83%) LAN
4 3 (1.83%) SNMP
4 3 (1.83%) WAN
5 2 (1.22%) DHCP
5 2 (1.22%) DNS
6 1 (0.61%) Cisco IOS
6 1 (0.61%) Modbus
6 1 (0.61%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (21.34%) MySQL
2 28 (17.07%) Pentaho
3 23 (14.02%) Relational Database
4 18 (10.98%) SQL Server
5 16 (9.76%) Data Warehouse
6 15 (9.15%) BusinessObjects
7 14 (8.54%) MongoDB
8 13 (7.93%) Hadoop
9 10 (6.10%) NoSQL
10 8 (4.88%) Impala
11 7 (4.27%) MariaDB
11 7 (4.27%) Oracle Database
12 6 (3.66%) Apache Hive
12 6 (3.66%) HBase
12 6 (3.66%) Ingres
12 6 (3.66%) Oracle OWB
12 6 (3.66%) PostgreSQL
12 6 (3.66%) Power BI
12 6 (3.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 5 (3.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 46 (28.05%) JIRA
2 30 (18.29%) Jenkins
2 30 (18.29%) Selenium
3 29 (17.68%) SoapUI
4 28 (17.07%) Maven
5 24 (14.63%) JMeter
6 20 (12.20%) Git (software)
7 19 (11.59%) LoadRunner
8 17 (10.37%) CA Gen
8 17 (10.37%) JUnit
9 16 (9.76%) Cucumber
10 15 (9.15%) Eclipse
11 13 (7.93%) Subversion
11 13 (7.93%) Toad
12 12 (7.32%) Ant
13 10 (6.10%) Bitbucket
14 9 (5.49%) Gradle
15 8 (4.88%) AccuRev
16 6 (3.66%) Checkstyle
17 5 (3.05%) IntelliJ
General
1 13 (7.93%) Finance
2 8 (4.88%) Marketing
3 5 (3.05%) Manufacturing
4 3 (1.83%) Legal
5 1 (0.61%) Advertising
5 1 (0.61%) Aerospace
5 1 (0.61%) Automotive
5 1 (0.61%) Banking
Job Titles
1 70 (42.68%) Developer
2 34 (20.73%) Java Developer
3 29 (17.68%) Analyst
4 16 (9.76%) Test Analyst
5 15 (9.15%) Pentaho Developer
6 11 (6.71%) Tester
7 10 (6.10%) Senior Developer
8 9 (5.49%) Architect
8 9 (5.49%) ETL Developer
9 8 (4.88%) Administrator
9 8 (4.88%) Senior Java Developer
10 7 (4.27%) Test Manager
11 6 (3.66%) Business Analyst
12 5 (3.05%) Software Developer
13 4 (2.44%) Consultant
13 4 (2.44%) Information Analyst
13 4 (2.44%) Integration Developer
13 4 (2.44%) PHP Developer
14 3 (1.83%) Agile Developer
14 3 (1.83%) SQL Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (32.32%) XML
2 29 (17.68%) Spring
3 23 (14.02%) J2EE
4 20 (12.20%) SOAP
4 20 (12.20%) Spring Boot
5 19 (11.59%) HTML
6 17 (10.37%) REST
7 14 (8.54%) JPA
8 13 (7.93%) CSS
8 13 (7.93%) Web Services
9 12 (7.32%) jQuery
9 12 (7.32%) Spring MVC
10 11 (6.71%) EclipseLink
11 10 (6.10%) AngularJS
11 10 (6.10%) Hibernate
12 9 (5.49%) JSON
12 9 (5.49%) Struts
13 8 (4.88%) JSR 170
13 8 (4.88%) SAML
13 8 (4.88%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 20 (12.20%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (4.88%) Client/Server
3 6 (3.66%) Hybrid Cloud
4 5 (3.05%) Clustering
4 5 (3.05%) Data Centre
4 5 (3.05%) Replication
4 5 (3.05%) User Experience
5 3 (1.83%) Data Structures
5 3 (1.83%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (1.83%) Management Information System
5 3 (1.83%) NHS
5 3 (1.83%) Reference Data
6 2 (1.22%) N-Tier
6 2 (1.22%) PKI
6 2 (1.22%) Public Cloud
6 2 (1.22%) Virtual Team
7 1 (0.61%) Algorithms
7 1 (0.61%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.61%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.61%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 70 (42.68%) Unix
2 48 (29.27%) Windows
3 30 (18.29%) Linux
4 12 (7.32%) Solaris
5 6 (3.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (2.44%) AIX
6 4 (2.44%) CentOS
6 4 (2.44%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (2.44%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (1.83%) Mac OS X
7 3 (1.83%) Windows Server
8 2 (1.22%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.61%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.61%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.61%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (46.34%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (28.66%) Scrum
3 43 (26.22%) Problem-Solving
3 43 (26.22%) User Stories
4 37 (22.56%) TDD
5 35 (21.34%) Test Scripting
6 33 (20.12%) Test Strategy
7 31 (18.90%) Data Modelling
8 29 (17.68%) BDD
8 29 (17.68%) Test Automation
9 27 (16.46%) Configuration Management
9 27 (16.46%) ETL
10 26 (15.85%) Acceptance Criteria
11 25 (15.24%) Data Engineering
11 25 (15.24%) Mentoring
11 25 (15.24%) Microservices
12 22 (13.41%) Coaching
13 21 (12.80%) Kanban
14 20 (12.20%) Business Intelligence
14 20 (12.20%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 79 (48.17%) Java
2 39 (23.78%) PL/SQL
3 30 (18.29%) Shell Script
4 20 (12.20%) Perl
5 14 (8.54%) JavaScript
6 10 (6.10%) Java 8
7 7 (4.27%) T-SQL
8 5 (3.05%) PHP
9 4 (2.44%) C#
10 3 (1.83%) Ruby
11 2 (1.22%) C++
11 2 (1.22%) Groovy
11 2 (1.22%) Haskell
11 2 (1.22%) Python
11 2 (1.22%) Scala
12 1 (0.61%) C
12 1 (0.61%) PowerShell
12 1 (0.61%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 34 (20.73%) ISEB
1 34 (20.73%) ISTQB
2 25 (15.24%) Security Cleared
3 20 (12.20%) SC Cleared
4 19 (11.59%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 5 (3.05%) ISEB Practitioner
6 4 (2.44%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 3 (1.83%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (1.22%) Degree
8 2 (1.22%) MCSA
8 2 (1.22%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.61%) Computer Science Degree
9 1 (0.61%) DBS Check
9 1 (0.61%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.61%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (8.54%) QA
2 12 (7.32%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.61%) HL7
3 1 (0.61%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (9.76%) Docker
2 12 (7.32%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.61%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.61%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 8 (4.88%) Ansible
2 4 (2.44%) Cacti
2 4 (2.44%) Kibana
2 4 (2.44%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (2.44%) Puppet
3 2 (1.22%) Grafana
3 2 (1.22%) logstash
4 1 (0.61%) HP ALM
4 1 (0.61%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.61%) Mesos
4 1 (0.61%) SCCM
Vendors
1 95 (57.93%) Oracle
2 45 (27.44%) webMethods
3 29 (17.68%) Informatica
4 19 (11.59%) BEA
5 18 (10.98%) Microsoft
6 13 (7.93%) Pega
7 12 (7.32%) IBM
8 9 (5.49%) Adobe
8 9 (5.49%) SAP
9 6 (3.66%) CheckPoint
10 4 (2.44%) Cisco
11 3 (1.83%) CA
11 3 (1.83%) NetQoS
12 2 (1.22%) Atlassian
12 2 (1.22%) Google
12 2 (1.22%) HP
12 2 (1.22%) Perforce
12 2 (1.22%) WSO2
13 1 (0.61%) ICL
13 1 (0.61%) VMware