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 3 months to 28 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.

SQL (Structured Query Language)
South East / Kent
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 3 2 6
Rank change year-on-year -1 +4  
Contract jobs citing SQL 60 113 46
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 20.55% 24.04% 17.36%
As % of the Programming Languages category 54.05% 45.38% 36.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 87 23
Median daily rate £338 £338 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -0.73%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £209 £292
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £415 £442
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £370 £350
% change year-on-year -2.02% +5.71%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £15.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £24.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +63.26% -18.33%  

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 Kent with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Kent
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 111 249 127
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Kent 38.01% 52.98% 47.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 198 60
Median daily rate £340 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.85% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £296 £290 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £401 £575 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 4
Median hourly rate - £15.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -62.50%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +3.75% +11.11%  

SQL
Job Vacancy Trend in Kent

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Kent 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 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 3 months to 28 March 2017.

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

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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 3 months to 28 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Folkestone +3 7 £325 - 3
Maidstone -3 6 £375 +7.14% 3
West Malling +1 1 £345 +6.15%
Dartford -2 1 £300 - 2
Tunbridge Wells -4 1 - -
Gravesend - 1 £413 -
Sevenoaks - 1 £245 - 3
SQL
South East

For the 6 months to 28 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 Kent region with a requirement for SQL.

1 68 (74.73%) .NET
2 61 (67.03%) Team Foundation Server
3 52 (57.14%) C#
4 50 (54.95%) SQL Server
5 48 (52.75%) LINQ
6 46 (50.55%) .NET Framework
7 44 (48.35%) Web Services
7 44 (48.35%) Entity Framework
8 35 (38.46%) Algorithms
9 33 (36.26%) TDD
10 32 (35.16%) JSON
10 32 (35.16%) Multithreading
10 32 (35.16%) XML
10 32 (35.16%) Concurrent Programming
10 32 (35.16%) Multithreaded Programming
11 31 (34.07%) LINQ to SQL
11 31 (34.07%) Data Management
12 23 (25.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 19 (20.88%) ASP.NET
13 19 (20.88%) VB.NET
13 19 (20.88%) MVC
14 18 (19.78%) Oracle
15 17 (18.68%) ASP.NET MVC
16 16 (17.58%) MVVM
16 16 (17.58%) Prototyping
16 16 (17.58%) Data Warehouse
16 16 (17.58%) ReSharper
16 16 (17.58%) Unit Testing
17 15 (16.48%) Continuous Integration
17 15 (16.48%) WCF

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 (2.20%) IIS
2 1 (1.10%) Apache Spark
2 1 (1.10%) CMS
2 1 (1.10%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 3 (3.30%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.10%) Fireworks
2 1 (1.10%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.20%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.49%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.10%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.30%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (54.95%) SQL Server
2 23 (25.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 16 (17.58%) Data Warehouse
4 11 (12.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 8 (8.79%) DB2
6 4 (4.40%) MS Access
6 4 (4.40%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 3 (3.30%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (3.30%) SQL Server 2014
8 2 (2.20%) MySQL
8 2 (2.20%) SQL Server 2000
9 1 (1.10%) Big Data
9 1 (1.10%) Crystal Reports
9 1 (1.10%) Data Mining
9 1 (1.10%) DTS
9 1 (1.10%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (1.10%) Power BI
9 1 (1.10%) RDBMS
9 1 (1.10%) SQL Server 2005
9 1 (1.10%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 61 (67.03%) Team Foundation Server
2 16 (17.58%) ReSharper
3 15 (16.48%) Moq
3 15 (16.48%) MSBuild
3 15 (16.48%) NUnit
4 2 (2.20%) Git (software)
5 1 (1.10%) Bitbucket
5 1 (1.10%) Selenium
5 1 (1.10%) SoapUI
5 1 (1.10%) SpecFlow
5 1 (1.10%) Visual Studio
5 1 (1.10%) WebDriver
General
1 4 (4.40%) Advertising
1 4 (4.40%) Finance
2 2 (2.20%) Banking
2 2 (2.20%) Manufacturing
2 2 (2.20%) Marketing
3 1 (1.10%) Automotive
3 1 (1.10%) Legal
3 1 (1.10%) Retail
Job Titles
1 77 (84.62%) Developer
2 52 (57.14%) .NET Developer
3 40 (43.96%) SQL Developer
4 25 (27.47%) C# .NET Developer
4 25 (27.47%) C# Developer
5 15 (16.48%) WinForms Developer
5 15 (16.48%) WPF Developer
6 14 (15.38%) Oracle Developer
7 10 (10.99%) WCF Developer
8 7 (7.69%) DBA
8 7 (7.69%) SQL DBA
9 5 (5.49%) Administrator
9 5 (5.49%) SQL Server Developer
9 5 (5.49%) XML Developer
10 4 (4.40%) Analyst
10 4 (4.40%) C# WCF Developer
10 4 (4.40%) C# WPF Developer
10 4 (4.40%) SSIS Developer
11 3 (3.30%) Azure Administrator
12 2 (2.20%) Data Migration Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 68 (74.73%) .NET
2 48 (52.75%) LINQ
3 46 (50.55%) .NET Framework
4 44 (48.35%) Entity Framework
4 44 (48.35%) Web Services
5 32 (35.16%) JSON
5 32 (35.16%) XML
6 31 (34.07%) LINQ to SQL
7 19 (20.88%) ASP.NET
8 17 (18.68%) ASP.NET MVC
9 15 (16.48%) ADO.NET
9 15 (16.48%) ASP.NET Web API
9 15 (16.48%) Caliburn.Micro
9 15 (16.48%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
9 15 (16.48%) WCF
9 15 (16.48%) WinForms
9 15 (16.48%) WPF
10 6 (6.59%) HTML
11 4 (4.40%) CSS
12 2 (2.20%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 35 (38.46%) Algorithms
2 15 (16.48%) Client/Server
3 3 (3.30%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.10%) AS400
4 1 (1.10%) Clustering
4 1 (1.10%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.10%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.10%) NHS
4 1 (1.10%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.20%) Windows
1 2 (2.20%) Windows Server
2 1 (1.10%) Linux
2 1 (1.10%) Unix
2 1 (1.10%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (36.26%) TDD
2 32 (35.16%) Concurrent Programming
2 32 (35.16%) Multithreaded Programming
2 32 (35.16%) Multithreading
3 31 (34.07%) Data Management
4 19 (20.88%) MVC
5 16 (17.58%) MVVM
5 16 (17.58%) Prototyping
5 16 (17.58%) Unit Testing
6 15 (16.48%) Continuous Integration
6 15 (16.48%) Migration
7 12 (13.19%) High Availability
7 12 (13.19%) Statistics
8 7 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
8 7 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
9 5 (5.49%) ETL
10 4 (4.40%) Data Migration
10 4 (4.40%) Web Development
11 2 (2.20%) ITIL
11 2 (2.20%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 52 (57.14%) C#
2 19 (20.88%) VB.NET
3 9 (9.89%) T-SQL
4 5 (5.49%) VB
5 4 (4.40%) JavaScript
6 2 (2.20%) C
6 2 (2.20%) Java
7 1 (1.10%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.10%) Scala
7 1 (1.10%) Shell Script
7 1 (1.10%) SPARQL
7 1 (1.10%) VBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.10%) QA
Vendors
1 18 (19.78%) Oracle
2 12 (13.19%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.10%) Citrix
3 1 (1.10%) IBM
3 1 (1.10%) Sitecore
3 1 (1.10%) VMware
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