Period
to 18 October 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 18 October 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
18 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 3 9 5
Rank change year-on-year +6 -4 +9
Contract jobs citing SQL 107 80 87
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 24.26% 15.81% 17.13%
As % of the Programming Languages category 50.00% 42.55% 44.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 70 53
Kent median daily rate £425 £340 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -2.86% +4.87%
10th Percentile £306 £209 £279
90th Percentile £575 £372 £465
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £378
% change year-on-year +6.25% +5.96% +4.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Kent median hourly rate - - £20.83
South East median hourly rate £37.50 £22.33 £40.00
% change year-on-year +67.94% -44.18% +55.25%

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 214 188 197
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 48.53% 37.15% 38.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 132 146 119
Kent median daily rate £400 £350 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% -4.11% +8.15%
10th Percentile £281 £288 £261
90th Percentile £537 £535 £580
South East median daily rate £425 £401 £400
% change year-on-year +6.12% +0.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 1 2
Kent median hourly rate £40.00 £45.00 £17.42
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.11% +158.40% -53.56%
10th Percentile £32.00 £45.00 £13.78
90th Percentile £50.25 £45.00 £20.25
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year - +12.50% +6.67%

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 18 October 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 18 October 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
Maidstone +14 18 £425 +23.19% 12
West Malling +4 12 £418 +23.70% 5
Tunbridge Wells -6 5 £368 -13.53% 4
Rochester - 4 £548 - 3
Chatham - 3 £400 - 2
Dover +4 2 £450 +38.46% 1
Dartford -2 2 £320 +43.82% 10
Tonbridge -1 1 £170 -11.69%
Canterbury - 1 £320 -
Sittingbourne - 1 £450 - 2
Folkestone - 1 - - 6
SQL
South East

For the 6 months to 18 October 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 58 (54.21%) .NET
2 54 (50.47%) C#
3 44 (41.12%) .NET Framework
4 43 (40.19%) Agile Software Development
5 39 (36.45%) TDD
6 38 (35.51%) ASP.NET Web API
7 35 (32.71%) Entity Framework
7 35 (32.71%) SQL Server
8 33 (30.84%) Microsoft Azure
9 29 (27.10%) E-Commerce
10 28 (26.17%) Scrum
11 27 (25.23%) CMS
12 26 (24.30%) Finance
13 25 (23.36%) Sitecore
14 24 (22.43%) Sitecore CMS
15 23 (21.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 22 (20.56%) API Development
17 21 (19.63%) T-SQL
18 20 (18.69%) JavaScript
18 20 (18.69%) MVC
19 19 (17.76%) ASP.NET
19 19 (17.76%) OAuth
20 18 (16.82%) Team Foundation Server
20 18 (16.82%) Oracle
21 17 (15.89%) HTML
22 16 (14.95%) Windows
23 15 (14.02%) ETL
24 14 (13.08%) Web Services
24 14 (13.08%) Git (software)
24 14 (13.08%) 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 27 (25.23%) CMS
2 24 (22.43%) Sitecore CMS
3 10 (9.35%) IIS
4 3 (2.80%) SAS
4 3 (2.80%) SharePoint
4 3 (2.80%) WordPress
5 2 (1.87%) Apache
6 1 (0.93%) Confluence
Applications
1 4 (3.74%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (2.80%) Photoshop
3 2 (1.87%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (1.87%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.93%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.93%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 3 (2.80%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (0.93%) Magento
2 1 (0.93%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.93%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (0.93%) Oracle Receivables
2 1 (0.93%) Sage 200
2 1 (0.93%) Sage BI
Cloud Services
1 33 (30.84%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (2.80%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (2.80%) GitHub
3 1 (0.93%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
3 1 (0.93%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (0.93%) Dynamics 365
3 1 (0.93%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.74%) Firewall
2 3 (2.80%) Internet
3 2 (1.87%) DHCP
3 2 (1.87%) DNS
3 2 (1.87%) LAN
3 2 (1.87%) NAS
3 2 (1.87%) TCP/IP
3 2 (1.87%) VLAN
3 2 (1.87%) VPN
3 2 (1.87%) WLAN
4 1 (0.93%) Network Security
4 1 (0.93%) Skype
4 1 (0.93%) SSL
4 1 (0.93%) Unified Communications
4 1 (0.93%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (32.71%) SQL Server
2 23 (21.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 12 (11.21%) Data Warehouse
4 9 (8.41%) MySQL
5 8 (7.48%) Oracle Database
5 8 (7.48%) Power BI
5 8 (7.48%) Relational Database
5 8 (7.48%) SQL Server 2014
6 7 (6.54%) Big Data
6 7 (6.54%) NoSQL
6 7 (6.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 6 (5.61%) RDBMS
7 6 (5.61%) SQL Server 2008
8 5 (4.67%) SQL Server 2016
9 4 (3.74%) OLAP
9 4 (3.74%) PostgreSQL
9 4 (3.74%) SQL Server 2012
9 4 (3.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 3 (2.80%) Oracle OLAP
10 3 (2.80%) PowerPivot
Development Applications
1 18 (16.82%) Team Foundation Server
2 14 (13.08%) Git (software)
3 9 (8.41%) ReSharper
4 8 (7.48%) TeamCity
5 5 (4.67%) Octopus Deploy
5 5 (4.67%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 3 (2.80%) Selenium
6 3 (2.80%) Subversion
6 3 (2.80%) Visual Studio
7 2 (1.87%) GitLab
7 2 (1.87%) Grunt
7 2 (1.87%) gulp
7 2 (1.87%) Oracle Forms
7 2 (1.87%) Vagrant
7 2 (1.87%) Visual Studio Team System
8 1 (0.93%) Bitbucket
8 1 (0.93%) HP UFT
8 1 (0.93%) Jenkins
8 1 (0.93%) PhpStorm
8 1 (0.93%) webpack
General
1 26 (24.30%) Finance
2 7 (6.54%) Advertising
3 3 (2.80%) Law
4 2 (1.87%) Banking
4 2 (1.87%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.93%) Billing
5 1 (0.93%) General Ledger
5 1 (0.93%) Publishing
5 1 (0.93%) Retail
Job Titles
1 76 (71.03%) Developer
2 49 (45.79%) .NET Developer
3 27 (25.23%) SQL Developer
4 21 (19.63%) C# Developer
5 20 (18.69%) Senior Developer
6 19 (17.76%) Senior .NET Developer
7 18 (16.82%) C# .NET Developer
8 8 (7.48%) Analyst
8 8 (7.48%) SQL Server Developer
9 6 (5.61%) DBA
9 6 (5.61%) Sybase DBA
10 5 (4.67%) Administrator
10 5 (4.67%) Data Engineer
10 5 (4.67%) SSIS Developer
11 4 (3.74%) ASP.NET Developer
11 4 (3.74%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
11 4 (3.74%) Database Developer
11 4 (3.74%) Full Stack Developer
11 4 (3.74%) Oracle DBA
11 4 (3.74%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (54.21%) .NET
2 44 (41.12%) .NET Framework
3 38 (35.51%) ASP.NET Web API
4 35 (32.71%) Entity Framework
5 19 (17.76%) ASP.NET
5 19 (17.76%) OAuth
6 17 (15.89%) HTML
7 14 (13.08%) Web Services
8 13 (12.15%) AngularJS
9 10 (9.35%) jQuery
9 10 (9.35%) LINQ
10 8 (7.48%) CSS
11 7 (6.54%) KnockoutJS
12 6 (5.61%) ASP.NET MVC
12 6 (5.61%) Backbone.js
12 6 (5.61%) CSS3
13 5 (4.67%) XML
14 4 (3.74%) Ajax
14 4 (3.74%) WCF
15 3 (2.80%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 8 (7.48%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (2.80%) Clustering
2 3 (2.80%) User Experience
3 2 (1.87%) Algorithms
3 2 (1.87%) Computer Science
3 2 (1.87%) Mobile App
3 2 (1.87%) Replication
4 1 (0.93%) NHS
4 1 (0.93%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 16 (14.95%) Windows
2 14 (13.08%) Windows Server
3 11 (10.28%) Linux
4 10 (9.35%) Unix
5 5 (4.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (1.87%) VMS
6 2 (1.87%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (40.19%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (36.45%) TDD
3 29 (27.10%) E-Commerce
4 28 (26.17%) Scrum
5 22 (20.56%) API Development
6 20 (18.69%) MVC
7 15 (14.02%) ETL
8 10 (9.35%) Web Development
9 8 (7.48%) Software Architecture
10 7 (6.54%) High Availability
10 7 (6.54%) Performance Tuning
10 7 (6.54%) Unit Testing
11 6 (5.61%) Analytics
11 6 (5.61%) Business Intelligence
11 6 (5.61%) DevOps
11 6 (5.61%) Process Improvement
11 6 (5.61%) Prototyping
12 5 (4.67%) Data Modelling
12 5 (4.67%) Migration
12 5 (4.67%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 54 (50.47%) C#
2 21 (19.63%) T-SQL
3 20 (18.69%) JavaScript
4 8 (7.48%) R
4 8 (7.48%) Shell Script
5 7 (6.54%) PowerShell
6 6 (5.61%) PL/SQL
7 5 (4.67%) Java
7 5 (4.67%) PHP
7 5 (4.67%) Python
8 3 (2.80%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
9 2 (1.87%) Perl
9 2 (1.87%) Ruby
10 1 (0.93%) TypeScript
10 1 (0.93%) VB
10 1 (0.93%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.93%) VBA
Qualifications
1 5 (4.67%) Degree
2 2 (1.87%) MCP
2 2 (1.87%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.93%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (7.48%) QA
2 5 (4.67%) GDPR
3 1 (0.93%) HL7
System Software
1 5 (4.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (2.80%) Docker
2 3 (2.80%) Virtual Machines
2 3 (2.80%) Virtual Servers
3 2 (1.87%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (2.80%) Microsoft Clustering
1 3 (2.80%) NetBackup
1 3 (2.80%) Tivoli
1 3 (2.80%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 2 (1.87%) Ansible
2 2 (1.87%) Kubernetes
2 2 (1.87%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (1.87%) Puppet
Vendors
1 25 (23.36%) Sitecore
2 18 (16.82%) Oracle
3 10 (9.35%) Microsoft
4 6 (5.61%) Sybase
5 5 (4.67%) Red Hat
5 5 (4.67%) VMware
6 3 (2.80%) IBM
6 3 (2.80%) Veritas
7 2 (1.87%) SaltStack
7 2 (1.87%) Veeam
8 1 (0.93%) Citrix
8 1 (0.93%) HP
8 1 (0.93%) Sage
8 1 (0.93%) Zend