Period
to 19 February 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 19 February 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
19 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 10 5 8
Rank change year-on-year -5 +3 +10
Contract jobs citing SQL 95 79 119
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 17.82% 16.09% 19.60%
As % of the Programming Languages category 35.58% 44.63% 37.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 61 101
Kent median daily rate £350 £350 £350
10th Percentile £288 £285 £200
90th Percentile £475 £450 £448
South East median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Kent median hourly rate - - £15.00
South East median hourly rate £40.00 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year +17.65% -2.86% +27.27%

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 267 177 314
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 50.09% 36.05% 51.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 179 129 241
Kent median daily rate £350 £350 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.70% -0.37%
10th Percentile £307 £246 £250
90th Percentile £525 £525 £475
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +5.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 0 19
Kent median hourly rate £39.81 - £30.00
10th Percentile £34.75 - £15.00
90th Percentile £43.75 - £40.25
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £41.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +9.76% +2.50% +14.29%

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 19 February 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 19 February 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 -10 15 £350 -6.67% 11
Dartford +2 9 £400 - 8
Tunbridge Wells +9 7 £375 +3.45% 6
West Malling -3 4 £425 - 5
Chatham +2 1 £600 +33.33% 1
Canterbury - 1 £363 - 2
SQL
South East

For the 6 months to 19 February 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 66 (69.47%) .NET
2 49 (51.58%) SQL Server
3 48 (50.53%) C#
4 40 (42.11%) Team Foundation Server
5 34 (35.79%) .NET Framework
6 28 (29.47%) ASP.NET Web API
7 27 (28.42%) Microsoft
8 24 (25.26%) Web Services
9 23 (24.21%) T-SQL
9 23 (24.21%) Agile Software Development
9 23 (24.21%) Entity Framework
10 22 (23.16%) JavaScript
11 21 (22.11%) HTML
11 21 (22.11%) Microsoft Azure
12 20 (21.05%) WCF
12 20 (21.05%) MVC
13 19 (20.00%) CSS
13 19 (20.00%) Windows
14 18 (18.95%) Oracle
14 18 (18.95%) Data Warehouse
14 18 (18.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 17 (17.89%) Visual Studio
15 17 (17.89%) Migration
16 16 (16.84%) Continuous Integration
17 15 (15.79%) Test Automation
17 15 (15.79%) Data Management
18 14 (14.74%) LINQ
19 13 (13.68%) VB.NET
19 13 (13.68%) XML
19 13 (13.68%) ASP.NET

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 2 (2.11%) BizTalk Server
1 2 (2.11%) IIS
1 2 (2.11%) SAS
2 1 (1.05%) Apache
2 1 (1.05%) Confluence
2 1 (1.05%) EPiServer
2 1 (1.05%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.05%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.05%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 6 (6.32%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (2.11%) Fireworks
3 1 (1.05%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 21 (22.11%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (9.47%) IaaS
2 9 (9.47%) PaaS
3 8 (8.42%) npm
4 7 (7.37%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (1.05%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.16%) DNS
1 3 (3.16%) Internet
2 2 (2.11%) DHCP
2 2 (2.11%) HTTP
2 2 (2.11%) SMTP
2 2 (2.11%) SSL
3 1 (1.05%) AMQP
3 1 (1.05%) Firewall
3 1 (1.05%) HTTPS
3 1 (1.05%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (51.58%) SQL Server
2 18 (18.95%) Data Warehouse
2 18 (18.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 9 (9.47%) Relational Database
4 7 (7.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 5 (5.26%) QlikView
6 4 (4.21%) Power BI
7 3 (3.16%) Azure SQL Database
7 3 (3.16%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (2.11%) Big Data
8 2 (2.11%) SQL Server 2016
8 2 (2.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (1.05%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
9 1 (1.05%) Base SAS
9 1 (1.05%) BusinessObjects
9 1 (1.05%) DB2
9 1 (1.05%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 1 (1.05%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (1.05%) SQL Server 2014
9 1 (1.05%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 40 (42.11%) Team Foundation Server
2 17 (17.89%) Visual Studio
3 12 (12.63%) NUnit
4 9 (9.47%) Git (software)
4 9 (9.47%) Moq
4 9 (9.47%) MSBuild
4 9 (9.47%) ReSharper
5 8 (8.42%) Bower
5 8 (8.42%) Selenium
5 8 (8.42%) Visual Studio Team System
6 7 (7.37%) NuGet
7 5 (5.26%) SpecFlow
8 4 (4.21%) SoapUI
8 4 (4.21%) WebDriver
9 3 (3.16%) Fiddler
9 3 (3.16%) Hudson
9 3 (3.16%) JIRA
9 3 (3.16%) JMeter
10 2 (2.11%) Bitbucket
10 2 (2.11%) Subversion
General
1 10 (10.53%) Finance
2 5 (5.26%) Legal
3 3 (3.16%) Advertising
3 3 (3.16%) Banking
3 3 (3.16%) Retail
4 2 (2.11%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 62 (65.26%) Developer
2 33 (34.74%) .NET Developer
3 22 (23.16%) C# Developer
4 21 (22.11%) SQL Developer
5 17 (17.89%) C# .NET Developer
6 13 (13.68%) Database Developer
6 13 (13.68%) SQL Database Developer
6 13 (13.68%) T-SQL Developer
7 12 (12.63%) SSIS Developer
8 11 (11.58%) Analyst
9 9 (9.47%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
9 9 (9.47%) JavaScript Developer
9 9 (9.47%) Web Developer
10 8 (8.42%) .NET Web Developer
11 7 (7.37%) DevOps Engineer
11 7 (7.37%) Full Stack Developer
11 7 (7.37%) Senior DevOps
11 7 (7.37%) Senior DevOps Engineer
12 6 (6.32%) Full Stack Web Developer
12 6 (6.32%) Senior Platform Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 66 (69.47%) .NET
2 34 (35.79%) .NET Framework
3 28 (29.47%) ASP.NET Web API
4 24 (25.26%) Web Services
5 23 (24.21%) Entity Framework
6 21 (22.11%) HTML
7 20 (21.05%) WCF
8 19 (20.00%) CSS
9 14 (14.74%) LINQ
10 13 (13.68%) ASP.NET
10 13 (13.68%) XML
11 11 (11.58%) HTML5
12 10 (10.53%) AngularJS
12 10 (10.53%) JSON
13 9 (9.47%) ASP.NET MVC
13 9 (9.47%) Caliburn.Micro
13 9 (9.47%) RESTful
13 9 (9.47%) WinForms
13 9 (9.47%) WPF
14 8 (8.42%) ADO.NET
Miscellaneous
1 11 (11.58%) Algorithms
2 10 (10.53%) Client/Server
3 8 (8.42%) Management Information System
4 7 (7.37%) Greenfield Project
5 5 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (3.16%) Animation
6 3 (3.16%) iPad
6 3 (3.16%) iPhone
6 3 (3.16%) NHS
7 2 (2.11%) Clustering
7 2 (2.11%) Mobile App
8 1 (1.05%) Blog
8 1 (1.05%) Mainframe
8 1 (1.05%) N-Tier
8 1 (1.05%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 19 (20.00%) Windows
2 8 (8.42%) Windows Server
3 3 (3.16%) Android
4 2 (2.11%) Windows 8
5 1 (1.05%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.05%) Linux
5 1 (1.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.05%) Solaris
5 1 (1.05%) Unix
5 1 (1.05%) Windows 10
5 1 (1.05%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (24.21%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (21.05%) MVC
3 17 (17.89%) Migration
4 16 (16.84%) Continuous Integration
5 15 (15.79%) Data Management
5 15 (15.79%) Test Automation
6 13 (13.68%) SDLC
7 12 (12.63%) High Availability
8 11 (11.58%) Statistics
8 11 (11.58%) Unit Testing
9 10 (10.53%) Microservices
9 10 (10.53%) TDD
10 9 (9.47%) MVVM
10 9 (9.47%) Prototyping
10 9 (9.47%) Scrum
10 9 (9.47%) Web Development
11 8 (8.42%) Data Modelling
11 8 (8.42%) DevOps
11 8 (8.42%) Manual Testing
12 7 (7.37%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 48 (50.53%) C#
2 23 (24.21%) T-SQL
3 22 (23.16%) JavaScript
4 13 (13.68%) VB.NET
5 7 (7.37%) PowerShell
6 3 (3.16%) Java
7 2 (2.11%) TypeScript
7 2 (2.11%) VB
7 2 (2.11%) VBA
8 1 (1.05%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 3 (3.16%) ISEB
1 3 (3.16%) ISTQB
2 2 (2.11%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.05%) DBS Check
3 1 (1.05%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (1.05%) MCSA
3 1 (1.05%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (7.37%) QA
2 2 (2.11%) Data Quality
2 2 (2.11%) GDPR
3 1 (1.05%) HL7
3 1 (1.05%) PSD2
System Software
1 7 (7.37%) Microsoft Virtual Server
1 7 (7.37%) Virtual Servers
1 7 (7.37%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (3.16%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.05%) Docker
3 1 (1.05%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (1.05%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 7 (7.37%) Opscode Chef
1 7 (7.37%) Puppet
2 1 (1.05%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.05%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 27 (28.42%) Microsoft
2 18 (18.95%) Oracle
3 8 (8.42%) VMware
4 3 (3.16%) Cognos
5 1 (1.05%) Alteryx
5 1 (1.05%) Cisco
5 1 (1.05%) Citrix
5 1 (1.05%) Facebook
5 1 (1.05%) Google
5 1 (1.05%) HP
5 1 (1.05%) MuleSoft
5 1 (1.05%) Siebel
5 1 (1.05%) Tableau
5 1 (1.05%) Telerik
5 1 (1.05%) Twitter
5 1 (1.05%) Xamarin