Period
to 16 December 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 16 December 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
16 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 3 8 5
Rank change year-on-year +5 -3 +5
Contract jobs citing SQL 109 97 76
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 27.95% 18.00% 15.61%
As % of the Programming Languages category 50.93% 42.54% 41.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 67 54
Kent median daily rate £425 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.43% - +6.06%
10th Percentile £308 £242 £251
90th Percentile £575 £473 £448
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Kent median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate £37.50 £25.00 £34.69
% change year-on-year +50.00% -27.92% +23.32%

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 214 228 182
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 54.87% 42.30% 37.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 126 162 123
Kent median daily rate £415 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.57% - +4.48%
10th Percentile £281 £288 £237
90th Percentile £538 £538 £498
South East median daily rate £430 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +3.61% +3.75% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 1 1
Kent median hourly rate £40.00 £45.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.11% +221.43% -62.67%
10th Percentile £35.00 £45.00 £13.00
90th Percentile £46.25 £45.00 £15.00
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £41.00
% change year-on-year - +9.76% +9.33%

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 16 December 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 16 December 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 +18 18 £450 +28.57% 13
West Malling +1 10 £425 +11.48% 2
Chatham +4 6 £400 -33.33% 10
Tonbridge +1 5 £448 +132.47% 4
Tunbridge Wells -8 5 £384 +2.33% 7
Dartford -2 3 £240 +7.87% 15
Dover - 3 £438 - 1
Folkestone - 2 £130 - 5
Rochester - 1 - - 3
Sittingbourne - 1 £450 - 4
Canterbury - 1 £320 - 1
SQL
South East

For the 6 months to 16 December 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 63 (57.80%) .NET
2 59 (54.13%) C#
3 52 (47.71%) .NET Framework
4 44 (40.37%) Entity Framework
5 43 (39.45%) TDD
6 38 (34.86%) Agile Software Development
6 38 (34.86%) ASP.NET Web API
7 37 (33.94%) Finance
8 34 (31.19%) Microsoft Azure
9 32 (29.36%) SQL Server
10 27 (24.77%) API Development
11 25 (22.94%) Scrum
11 25 (22.94%) E-Commerce
12 24 (22.02%) CMS
13 23 (21.10%) Team Foundation Server
14 22 (20.18%) Sitecore
15 21 (19.27%) Sitecore CMS
16 20 (18.35%) MVC
16 20 (18.35%) Web Services
17 19 (17.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 18 (16.51%) OAuth
18 18 (16.51%) JavaScript
18 18 (16.51%) T-SQL
19 17 (15.60%) ASP.NET
20 16 (14.68%) Oracle
21 13 (11.93%) Windows
21 13 (11.93%) Big Data
22 12 (11.01%) AngularJS
23 11 (10.09%) Git (software)
23 11 (10.09%) Multithreading

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 24 (22.02%) CMS
2 21 (19.27%) Sitecore CMS
3 8 (7.34%) IIS
4 5 (4.59%) SAS
5 3 (2.75%) Apache Solr
5 3 (2.75%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.92%) Apache
6 1 (0.92%) Confluence
Applications
1 2 (1.83%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (1.83%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.92%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.92%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.92%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 2 (1.83%) Sage 200
2 1 (0.92%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.92%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (0.92%) Oracle Receivables
2 1 (0.92%) Sage BI
Cloud Services
1 34 (31.19%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (3.67%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.83%) GitHub
4 1 (0.92%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
4 1 (0.92%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (0.92%) Dynamics 365
4 1 (0.92%) Office 365
4 1 (0.92%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.67%) Firewall
2 2 (1.83%) DHCP
2 2 (1.83%) DNS
2 2 (1.83%) Internet
2 2 (1.83%) LAN
2 2 (1.83%) NAS
2 2 (1.83%) TCP/IP
2 2 (1.83%) VLAN
2 2 (1.83%) VPN
2 2 (1.83%) WLAN
3 1 (0.92%) Network Security
3 1 (0.92%) Skype
3 1 (0.92%) SSL
3 1 (0.92%) Unified Communications
3 1 (0.92%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (29.36%) SQL Server
2 19 (17.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 13 (11.93%) Big Data
4 9 (8.26%) Data Warehouse
5 8 (7.34%) Hadoop
5 8 (7.34%) Oracle Database
5 8 (7.34%) Relational Database
5 8 (7.34%) SQL Server 2014
6 7 (6.42%) NoSQL
6 7 (6.42%) Power BI
7 6 (5.50%) RDBMS
7 6 (5.50%) SQL Server 2016
7 6 (5.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 5 (4.59%) Apache Hive
9 4 (3.67%) MySQL
9 4 (3.67%) SQL Server 2008
9 4 (3.67%) SQL Server 2012
10 3 (2.75%) Qlik Sense
10 3 (2.75%) Snowflake Schema
10 3 (2.75%) Spark SQL
Development Applications
1 23 (21.10%) Team Foundation Server
2 11 (10.09%) Git (software)
3 10 (9.17%) TeamCity
4 8 (7.34%) ReSharper
5 7 (6.42%) Octopus Deploy
6 4 (3.67%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 3 (2.75%) Selenium
7 3 (2.75%) Subversion
7 3 (2.75%) Visual Studio
7 3 (2.75%) Visual Studio Team System
8 2 (1.83%) GitLab
8 2 (1.83%) JIRA
8 2 (1.83%) MSTest
8 2 (1.83%) NUnit
8 2 (1.83%) Oracle Forms
8 2 (1.83%) SpecFlow
8 2 (1.83%) Vagrant
9 1 (0.92%) Jenkins
9 1 (0.92%) PhpStorm
9 1 (0.92%) Visual Studio Coded UI
General
1 37 (33.94%) Finance
2 6 (5.50%) Advertising
3 4 (3.67%) Banking
4 3 (2.75%) Law
5 2 (1.83%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.92%) Billing
6 1 (0.92%) General Ledger
6 1 (0.92%) Legal
6 1 (0.92%) Publishing
6 1 (0.92%) Retail
Job Titles
1 75 (68.81%) Developer
2 55 (50.46%) .NET Developer
3 28 (25.69%) SQL Developer
4 25 (22.94%) C# Developer
5 24 (22.02%) Senior Developer
6 23 (21.10%) Senior .NET Developer
7 22 (20.18%) C# .NET Developer
8 7 (6.42%) Analyst
8 7 (6.42%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
8 7 (6.42%) Consultant
9 6 (5.50%) Big Data Consultant
9 6 (5.50%) Data Consultant
9 6 (5.50%) DBA
9 6 (5.50%) SQL Server Developer
9 6 (5.50%) Sybase DBA
10 5 (4.59%) Administrator
10 5 (4.59%) SSIS Developer
10 5 (4.59%) Technical Consultant
11 4 (3.67%) ASP.NET Developer
11 4 (3.67%) Oracle DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 63 (57.80%) .NET
2 52 (47.71%) .NET Framework
3 44 (40.37%) Entity Framework
4 38 (34.86%) ASP.NET Web API
5 20 (18.35%) Web Services
6 18 (16.51%) OAuth
7 17 (15.60%) ASP.NET
8 12 (11.01%) AngularJS
9 11 (10.09%) LINQ
10 10 (9.17%) HTML
11 8 (7.34%) ASP.NET MVC
11 8 (7.34%) RESTful
12 7 (6.42%) .NET Core
12 7 (6.42%) KnockoutJS
13 6 (5.50%) jQuery
13 6 (5.50%) WCF
14 4 (3.67%) Backbone.js
15 3 (2.75%) Kafka
15 3 (2.75%) MLlib
15 3 (2.75%) Oracle GoldenGate
Miscellaneous
1 9 (8.26%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (2.75%) User Experience
3 2 (1.83%) Algorithms
3 2 (1.83%) Clustering
3 2 (1.83%) Replication
4 1 (0.92%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (0.92%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 13 (11.93%) Windows
2 11 (10.09%) Windows Server
3 10 (9.17%) Linux
4 7 (6.42%) Unix
5 5 (4.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (1.83%) VMS
6 2 (1.83%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (39.45%) TDD
2 38 (34.86%) Agile Software Development
3 27 (24.77%) API Development
4 25 (22.94%) E-Commerce
4 25 (22.94%) Scrum
5 20 (18.35%) MVC
6 11 (10.09%) Concurrent Programming
6 11 (10.09%) DevOps
6 11 (10.09%) Multithreaded Programming
6 11 (10.09%) Multithreading
7 9 (8.26%) Analytics
7 9 (8.26%) ETL
8 8 (7.34%) Performance Tuning
8 8 (7.34%) Use Case
8 8 (7.34%) Web Development
9 7 (6.42%) Continuous Integration
9 7 (6.42%) High Availability
9 7 (6.42%) Unit Testing
10 6 (5.50%) Process Improvement
10 6 (5.50%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 59 (54.13%) C#
2 18 (16.51%) JavaScript
2 18 (16.51%) T-SQL
3 8 (7.34%) Python
3 8 (7.34%) Shell Script
4 6 (5.50%) Java
4 6 (5.50%) Scala
5 5 (4.59%) PL/SQL
5 5 (4.59%) PowerShell
6 3 (2.75%) Go
6 3 (2.75%) R
7 2 (1.83%) Perl
7 2 (1.83%) Ruby
8 1 (0.92%) PHP
8 1 (0.92%) TypeScript
8 1 (0.92%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.92%) VBA
Qualifications
1 3 (2.75%) Degree
2 2 (1.83%) MCP
3 1 (0.92%) AAT
3 1 (0.92%) ACCA
3 1 (0.92%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.67%) GDPR
1 4 (3.67%) QA
2 1 (0.92%) HL7
System Software
1 4 (3.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (2.75%) Apache Flume
2 3 (2.75%) Docker
2 3 (2.75%) HDFS
2 3 (2.75%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (1.83%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.83%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 3 (2.75%) Hadoop YARN
2 2 (1.83%) Ansible
2 2 (1.83%) Kubernetes
2 2 (1.83%) Microsoft Clustering
2 2 (1.83%) NetBackup
2 2 (1.83%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (1.83%) Puppet
2 2 (1.83%) Tivoli
2 2 (1.83%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 22 (20.18%) Sitecore
2 16 (14.68%) Oracle
3 6 (5.50%) Cloudera
3 6 (5.50%) Microsoft
3 6 (5.50%) Sybase
4 5 (4.59%) Red Hat
5 4 (3.67%) VMware
6 3 (2.75%) Tableau
7 2 (1.83%) IBM
7 2 (1.83%) Sage
7 2 (1.83%) SaltStack
7 2 (1.83%) Veeam
7 2 (1.83%) Veritas
8 1 (0.92%) Citrix
8 1 (0.92%) Google
8 1 (0.92%) Xamarin