The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the Home Counties with a requirement for SQL skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SQL over the 3 months to 22 March 2017 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.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
SQL (Structured Query Language)
South East / Home Counties
Rank - 2 2
Contract jobs citing SQL 0 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Home Counties - 21.43% 18.18%
As % of the Programming Languages category - 100.00% 50.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 1
Median daily rate - £388 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +72.22%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £370 £350
% change year-on-year -2.02% +5.71%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £23.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +70.21% -21.66%  

SQL is in the programming language skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the Home Counties with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Home Counties
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 1 3 4
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the Home Counties 4.17% 21.43% 36.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 2
Median daily rate - £300 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +33.33%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.64 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +4.10% +11.11%  

SQL
Job Vacancy Trend in the Home Counties

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the Home Counties citing SQL as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Programming Languages category.

Job vacancy trend for SQL in the Home Counties

SQL
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the Home Counties

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SQL in the Home Counties.

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL in the Home Counties

SQL
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the Home Counties

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SQL in the Home Counties.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL in the Home Counties

SQL
Top 4 Related IT Skills in the Home Counties

For the 6 months to 22 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SQL also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Home Counties region with a requirement for SQL.

1 1 (100.00%) PL/SQL
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle
1 1 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (100.00%) Security Cleared

SQL
Top Related IT Skills in the Home Counties 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:

Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Developer
1 1 (100.00%) PL/SQL Developer
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Developer
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (100.00%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle