Period
to 22 May 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 22 May 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
22 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 12 7 3
Rank change year-on-year -5 -4 +3
Contract jobs citing SQL 55 98 163
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 11.53% 17.92% 21.88%
As % of the Programming Languages category 30.56% 47.57% 42.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 82 128
Kent median daily rate £400 £338 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.52% - -3.57%
10th Percentile £337 £287 £200
90th Percentile £538 £395 £441
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 £22.50 £42.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year -47.06% +37.10% +12.73%

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 180 206 386
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 37.74% 37.66% 51.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 101 154 294
Kent median daily rate £385 £345 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.59% -1.43% -
10th Percentile £319 £269 £250
90th Percentile £500 £434 £575
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% +9.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 0 4
Kent median hourly rate £40.00 - £15.13
10th Percentile £33.50 - £14.39
90th Percentile £53.85 - £33.61
South East median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +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 22 May 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 22 May 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
Dartford +4 7 £400 +33.33% 2
Maidstone -6 6 £400 +15.94% 9
West Malling +6 4 £425 +24.09% 7
Rochester - 3 £548 - 2
Canterbury - 2 £363 - 1
Tunbridge Wells +3 1 - - 5
SQL
South East

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 25 (45.45%) .NET
2 24 (43.64%) Microsoft
3 22 (40.00%) C#
4 19 (34.55%) Agile Software Development
4 19 (34.55%) Microsoft Azure
5 18 (32.73%) Team Foundation Server
6 17 (30.91%) T-SQL
7 15 (27.27%) JavaScript
7 15 (27.27%) HTML
7 15 (27.27%) SQL Server
8 14 (25.45%) Test Automation
9 13 (23.64%) .NET Framework
10 12 (21.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 11 (20.00%) Visual Studio
11 11 (20.00%) CSS
11 11 (20.00%) Problem-Solving
12 10 (18.18%) PowerShell
12 10 (18.18%) HTML5
12 10 (18.18%) Relational Database
12 10 (18.18%) DevOps
13 9 (16.36%) ASP.NET Web API
13 9 (16.36%) Microservices
13 9 (16.36%) Oracle
13 9 (16.36%) Data Warehouse
13 9 (16.36%) ETL
14 8 (14.55%) Business Intelligence
14 8 (14.55%) Windows
14 8 (14.55%) Scrum
14 8 (14.55%) Visual Studio Team System
14 8 (14.55%) Continuous Integration

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 5 (9.09%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.82%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (1.82%) IIS
2 1 (1.82%) SAS
2 1 (1.82%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 6 (10.91%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (3.64%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (5.45%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (1.82%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.82%) Scribe Insight
Cloud Services
1 19 (34.55%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (12.73%) Cloud Computing
2 7 (12.73%) IaaS
2 7 (12.73%) npm
2 7 (12.73%) NuGet
2 7 (12.73%) PaaS
3 3 (5.45%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.82%) Azure Data Factory
4 1 (1.82%) Dynamics 365
4 1 (1.82%) Scribe Online
Communications & Networking
1 4 (7.27%) Internet
2 2 (3.64%) DHCP
2 2 (3.64%) DNS
3 1 (1.82%) HTTP
3 1 (1.82%) SMTP
3 1 (1.82%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (27.27%) SQL Server
2 12 (21.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 10 (18.18%) Relational Database
4 9 (16.36%) Data Warehouse
5 6 (10.91%) Power BI
6 5 (9.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 4 (7.27%) Azure SQL Database
7 4 (7.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 3 (5.45%) MySQL
8 3 (5.45%) OLAP
8 3 (5.45%) Oracle OLAP
8 3 (5.45%) PowerPivot
8 3 (5.45%) QlikView
8 3 (5.45%) SSDT
8 3 (5.45%) Star Schema
9 2 (3.64%) Amazon Redshift
9 2 (3.64%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
9 2 (3.64%) PostgreSQL
9 2 (3.64%) SQL Server 2012
10 1 (1.82%) HDInsight
Development Applications
1 18 (32.73%) Team Foundation Server
2 11 (20.00%) Visual Studio
3 8 (14.55%) Visual Studio Team System
4 7 (12.73%) Bower
4 7 (12.73%) Git (software)
4 7 (12.73%) Selenium
5 4 (7.27%) WebDriver
6 3 (5.45%) Hudson
6 3 (5.45%) SoapUI
6 3 (5.45%) SpecFlow
6 3 (5.45%) TestComplete
7 2 (3.64%) HP UFT
7 2 (3.64%) JIRA
7 2 (3.64%) Moq
7 2 (3.64%) NUnit
7 2 (3.64%) ReSharper
7 2 (3.64%) Subversion
8 1 (1.82%) Appium
8 1 (1.82%) Sahi
8 1 (1.82%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 7 (12.73%) Finance
2 3 (5.45%) Advertising
2 3 (5.45%) Retail
3 1 (1.82%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 28 (50.91%) Developer
2 13 (23.64%) SQL Developer
3 8 (14.55%) .NET Developer
3 8 (14.55%) Analyst
3 8 (14.55%) Database Developer
3 8 (14.55%) SQL Database Developer
4 7 (12.73%) DevOps Engineer
4 7 (12.73%) Senior DevOps
4 7 (12.73%) Senior DevOps Engineer
4 7 (12.73%) T-SQL Developer
5 6 (10.91%) C# Developer
5 6 (10.91%) JavaScript Developer
5 6 (10.91%) Platform Engineer
5 6 (10.91%) Senior Platform Engineer
6 5 (9.09%) Web Developer
7 4 (7.27%) C# .NET Developer
7 4 (7.27%) SQL Server Developer
7 4 (7.27%) Test Analyst
8 3 (5.45%) Data Engineer
8 3 (5.45%) SSIS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (45.45%) .NET
2 15 (27.27%) HTML
3 13 (23.64%) .NET Framework
4 11 (20.00%) CSS
5 10 (18.18%) HTML5
6 9 (16.36%) ASP.NET Web API
7 7 (12.73%) AngularJS
7 7 (12.73%) WCF
8 6 (10.91%) Entity Framework
9 5 (9.09%) ASP.NET
10 4 (7.27%) CSS3
10 4 (7.27%) Web Services
10 4 (7.27%) XML
11 3 (5.45%) ADO.NET
11 3 (5.45%) HTML5 Canvas
11 3 (5.45%) jQuery
11 3 (5.45%) REST
11 3 (5.45%) SOAP
12 2 (3.64%) ASP.NET MVC
12 2 (3.64%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 7 (12.73%) Management Information System
2 4 (7.27%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (5.45%) Algorithms
3 3 (5.45%) Animation
3 3 (5.45%) Greenfield Project
3 3 (5.45%) iPad
3 3 (5.45%) iPhone
4 1 (1.82%) Blog
4 1 (1.82%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.82%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.82%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.82%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 8 (14.55%) Windows
2 3 (5.45%) Android
3 2 (3.64%) Linux
3 2 (3.64%) Unix
4 1 (1.82%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.82%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.82%) Windows 8
4 1 (1.82%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (34.55%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (25.45%) Test Automation
3 11 (20.00%) Problem-Solving
4 10 (18.18%) DevOps
5 9 (16.36%) ETL
5 9 (16.36%) Microservices
6 8 (14.55%) Business Intelligence
6 8 (14.55%) Continuous Integration
6 8 (14.55%) Scrum
7 7 (12.73%) Continuous Delivery
7 7 (12.73%) Information Security
7 7 (12.73%) Manual Testing
7 7 (12.73%) SDLC
8 6 (10.91%) Migration
8 6 (10.91%) MVC
8 6 (10.91%) Task Automation
8 6 (10.91%) Test Scripting
9 5 (9.09%) Data Management
9 5 (9.09%) User Stories
9 5 (9.09%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 22 (40.00%) C#
2 17 (30.91%) T-SQL
3 15 (27.27%) JavaScript
4 10 (18.18%) PowerShell
5 4 (7.27%) Java
5 4 (7.27%) VB.NET
6 3 (5.45%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
7 2 (3.64%) Python
7 2 (3.64%) R
7 2 (3.64%) VB
7 2 (3.64%) VBA
8 1 (1.82%) PHP
8 1 (1.82%) TypeScript
8 1 (1.82%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2 (3.64%) ISEB
1 2 (3.64%) ISTQB
1 2 (3.64%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (1.82%) MCSA
2 1 (1.82%) MCSE
2 1 (1.82%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (1.82%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (12.73%) QA
2 4 (7.27%) GDPR
3 1 (1.82%) Data Quality
System Software
1 7 (12.73%) Microsoft Virtual Server
1 7 (12.73%) Virtual Servers
1 7 (12.73%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (3.64%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.82%) Docker
Systems Management
1 7 (12.73%) Opscode Chef
1 7 (12.73%) Puppet
2 1 (1.82%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 24 (43.64%) Microsoft
2 9 (16.36%) Oracle
3 7 (12.73%) VMware
4 3 (5.45%) Cognos
5 1 (1.82%) Alteryx
5 1 (1.82%) Facebook
5 1 (1.82%) Google
5 1 (1.82%) HP
5 1 (1.82%) Infragistics
5 1 (1.82%) SAP
5 1 (1.82%) Tableau
5 1 (1.82%) Telerik
5 1 (1.82%) Twitter