Period
to 20 August 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Kent 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 20 August 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)
South East > Kent
6 months to
20 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 5 8 3
Rank change year-on-year +3 -5 +3
Contract jobs citing SQL 70 84 134
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 16.47% 15.64% 19.94%
As % of the Programming Languages category 43.48% 44.44% 42.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 73 89
Kent median daily rate £400 £338 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.52% - +1.89%
10th Percentile £306 £194 £215
90th Percentile £538 £388 £441
South East median daily rate £413 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Kent median hourly rate - - £20.83
South East median hourly rate £22.50 £19.66 £40.00
% change year-on-year +14.45% -50.85% +60.00%

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 Kent with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
Kent
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 161 189 313
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 37.88% 35.20% 46.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 105 137 209
Kent median daily rate £400 £345 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.94% -1.43% +3.70%
10th Percentile £271 £275 £253
90th Percentile £469 £475 £635
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +8.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 1 3
Kent median hourly rate £42.06 £45.00 £20.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.54% +116.03% -44.63%
10th Percentile £28.25 £45.00 £14.57
90th Percentile £55.65 £45.00 £36.97
South East median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +3.90%

SQL
Job Vacancy Trend in Kent

Job postings citing SQL as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Kent.

Job vacancy trend for SQL in Kent

SQL
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Kent

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL in Kent

SQL
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Kent

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL in Kent over the 6 months to 20 August 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SQL in Kent

SQL
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL in Kent

SQL
Contract Job Locations in Kent

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL within the Kent region over the 6 months to 20 August 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
West Malling +11 8 £418 +22.79% 2
Maidstone +2 8 £400 +15.11% 9
Tunbridge Wells +4 4 £368 +8.89% 4
Rochester - 4 £548 - 1
Dartford +2 3 £400 +87.13% 1
Tonbridge +1 1 £170 -11.69% 1
Canterbury - 1 £363 - 1
Chatham - 1 £400 - 1
SQL
South East

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 Kent region with a requirement for SQL.

1 38 (54.29%) C#
2 34 (48.57%) .NET
2 34 (48.57%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (32.86%) Microsoft Azure
3 23 (32.86%) ASP.NET Web API
4 22 (31.43%) .NET Framework
4 22 (31.43%) Scrum
5 21 (30.00%) SQL Server
6 20 (28.57%) CMS
7 19 (27.14%) TDD
7 19 (27.14%) E-Commerce
8 18 (25.71%) Sitecore CMS
8 18 (25.71%) Sitecore
9 17 (24.29%) Entity Framework
9 17 (24.29%) T-SQL
10 16 (22.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 14 (20.00%) OAuth
11 14 (20.00%) JavaScript
11 14 (20.00%) ETL
11 14 (20.00%) API Development
12 13 (18.57%) Microsoft
12 13 (18.57%) HTML
12 13 (18.57%) ASP.NET
12 13 (18.57%) AngularJS
13 12 (17.14%) MVC
14 11 (15.71%) Data Warehouse
14 11 (15.71%) Team Foundation Server
15 10 (14.29%) Oracle
15 10 (14.29%) Finance
16 9 (12.86%) Windows Server

SQL
Co-occurring IT Skills in Kent 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 20 (28.57%) CMS
2 18 (25.71%) Sitecore CMS
3 4 (5.71%) IIS
3 4 (5.71%) SharePoint
4 3 (4.29%) WordPress
5 1 (1.43%) Apache
Applications
1 5 (7.14%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (4.29%) MS Visio
2 3 (4.29%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (4.29%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (1.43%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.43%) Magento
2 1 (1.43%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.43%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (1.43%) Oracle Receivables
2 1 (1.43%) Sage 200
2 1 (1.43%) Sage BI
2 1 (1.43%) Scribe Insight
Cloud Services
1 23 (32.86%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.86%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.86%) Dynamics 365
2 2 (2.86%) GitHub
3 1 (1.43%) Azure Data Factory
3 1 (1.43%) Scribe Online
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.71%) Internet
2 3 (4.29%) Firewall
3 2 (2.86%) DHCP
3 2 (2.86%) DNS
3 2 (2.86%) LAN
3 2 (2.86%) NAS
3 2 (2.86%) TCP/IP
3 2 (2.86%) VLAN
3 2 (2.86%) VPN
3 2 (2.86%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (30.00%) SQL Server
2 16 (22.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 11 (15.71%) Data Warehouse
4 8 (11.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 7 (10.00%) Power BI
6 5 (7.14%) MySQL
6 5 (7.14%) SQL Server 2008
6 5 (7.14%) SQL Server 2012
6 5 (7.14%) SQL Server 2016
6 5 (7.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 4 (5.71%) Azure SQL Database
7 4 (5.71%) OLAP
7 4 (5.71%) SQL Server 2014
8 3 (4.29%) Amazon Redshift
8 3 (4.29%) Oracle OLAP
8 3 (4.29%) PostgreSQL
8 3 (4.29%) PowerPivot
8 3 (4.29%) Relational Database
8 3 (4.29%) SSDT
8 3 (4.29%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 11 (15.71%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (10.00%) Git (software)
3 6 (8.57%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 4 (5.71%) ReSharper
4 4 (5.71%) Selenium
4 4 (5.71%) Subversion
4 4 (5.71%) Visual Studio
5 3 (4.29%) TestComplete
5 3 (4.29%) WebDriver
6 2 (2.86%) Grunt
6 2 (2.86%) gulp
6 2 (2.86%) HP UFT
7 1 (1.43%) Bitbucket
7 1 (1.43%) GitLab
7 1 (1.43%) MSTest
7 1 (1.43%) NUnit
7 1 (1.43%) SpecFlow
7 1 (1.43%) TeamCity
7 1 (1.43%) Visual Studio Team System
7 1 (1.43%) webpack
General
1 10 (14.29%) Finance
2 6 (8.57%) Advertising
3 2 (2.86%) Law
3 2 (2.86%) Pharmaceutical
3 2 (2.86%) Publishing
3 2 (2.86%) Retail
4 1 (1.43%) Banking
4 1 (1.43%) Billing
4 1 (1.43%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 50 (71.43%) Developer
2 26 (37.14%) .NET Developer
3 19 (27.14%) SQL Developer
4 13 (18.57%) C# Developer
5 11 (15.71%) Senior .NET Developer
5 11 (15.71%) Senior Developer
6 10 (14.29%) C# .NET Developer
6 10 (14.29%) SQL Server Developer
7 6 (8.57%) Analyst
7 6 (8.57%) Database Developer
7 6 (8.57%) SQL Database Developer
8 5 (7.14%) SSIS Developer
9 4 (5.71%) ASP.NET Developer
9 4 (5.71%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 4 (5.71%) Data Engineer
9 4 (5.71%) T-SQL Developer
9 4 (5.71%) Web Developer
10 3 (4.29%) Software Developer
10 3 (4.29%) Test Analyst
10 3 (4.29%) Unix Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (48.57%) .NET
2 23 (32.86%) ASP.NET Web API
3 22 (31.43%) .NET Framework
4 17 (24.29%) Entity Framework
5 14 (20.00%) OAuth
6 13 (18.57%) AngularJS
6 13 (18.57%) ASP.NET
6 13 (18.57%) HTML
7 8 (11.43%) CSS
8 6 (8.57%) CSS3
8 6 (8.57%) jQuery
9 5 (7.14%) Backbone.js
9 5 (7.14%) KnockoutJS
9 5 (7.14%) WCF
9 5 (7.14%) XML
10 4 (5.71%) Ajax
10 4 (5.71%) ASP.NET MVC
10 4 (5.71%) HTML5
10 4 (5.71%) LINQ
11 2 (2.86%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.29%) Clustering
2 2 (2.86%) Algorithms
2 2 (2.86%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (2.86%) Mobile App
2 2 (2.86%) Replication
3 1 (1.43%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.43%) NHS
3 1 (1.43%) User Experience
3 1 (1.43%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 9 (12.86%) Windows
1 9 (12.86%) Windows Server
2 4 (5.71%) Linux
2 4 (5.71%) Unix
3 2 (2.86%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (1.43%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (48.57%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (31.43%) Scrum
3 19 (27.14%) E-Commerce
3 19 (27.14%) TDD
4 14 (20.00%) API Development
4 14 (20.00%) ETL
5 12 (17.14%) MVC
6 8 (11.43%) Business Intelligence
7 6 (8.57%) DevOps
7 6 (8.57%) Migration
7 6 (8.57%) Test Automation
8 5 (7.14%) Data Modelling
8 5 (7.14%) Web Development
9 4 (5.71%) Change Management
9 4 (5.71%) Data Transformation
9 4 (5.71%) ERP
9 4 (5.71%) System Testing
9 4 (5.71%) Unit Testing
9 4 (5.71%) User Stories
9 4 (5.71%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 38 (54.29%) C#
2 17 (24.29%) T-SQL
3 14 (20.00%) JavaScript
4 7 (10.00%) R
5 6 (8.57%) Java
6 5 (7.14%) PowerShell
7 4 (5.71%) PHP
7 4 (5.71%) Python
8 3 (4.29%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
8 3 (4.29%) PL/SQL
8 3 (4.29%) VB
9 1 (1.43%) Perl
9 1 (1.43%) Ruby
9 1 (1.43%) TypeScript
9 1 (1.43%) VB.NET
9 1 (1.43%) VBA
9 1 (1.43%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 4 (5.71%) Degree
2 2 (2.86%) MCP
2 2 (2.86%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.43%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.57%) QA
2 4 (5.71%) GDPR
3 1 (1.43%) HL7
System Software
1 5 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (4.29%) Virtual Servers
3 2 (2.86%) Active Directory
4 1 (1.43%) Docker
4 1 (1.43%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 3 (4.29%) Microsoft Clustering
1 3 (4.29%) NetBackup
1 3 (4.29%) Tivoli
1 3 (4.29%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (1.43%) Ansible
2 1 (1.43%) Kubernetes
2 1 (1.43%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.43%) Puppet
Vendors
1 18 (25.71%) Sitecore
2 13 (18.57%) Microsoft
3 10 (14.29%) Oracle
4 5 (7.14%) VMware
5 3 (4.29%) Capita
5 3 (4.29%) IBM
5 3 (4.29%) Veritas
6 2 (2.86%) HP
6 2 (2.86%) Veeam
7 1 (1.43%) Infragistics
7 1 (1.43%) Sage
7 1 (1.43%) SaltStack
7 1 (1.43%) SAP
7 1 (1.43%) Tableau
7 1 (1.43%) Zend