Period
to 20 May 2019

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 20 May 2019 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
20 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 7 10 5
Rank change year-on-year +3 -5 -2
Contract jobs citing SQL 85 62 100
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 18.12% 12.78% 18.35%
As % of the Programming Languages category 44.74% 32.80% 47.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 37 83
Kent median daily rate £425 £400 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +18.52% -
10th Percentile £231 £337 £288
90th Percentile £544 £538 £395
South East median daily rate £430 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +7.50% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Kent median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate £28.33 £22.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year +25.89% -47.06% +37.10%

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 190 189 209
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 40.51% 38.97% 38.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 121 107 157
Kent median daily rate £425 £385 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.39% +11.59% -1.43%
10th Percentile £263 £314 £276
90th Percentile £575 £510 £430
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 15 0
Kent median hourly rate £43.00 £40.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.50% - -
South East median hourly rate £45.50 £42.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year +7.06% - +6.25%

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 20 May 2019.

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 20 May 2019. 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
West Malling +1 12 £350 -17.65% 1
Maidstone +3 9 £450 +14.65% 2
Tunbridge Wells +6 8 £443 - 9
Tonbridge - 3 £580 -
Chatham - 2 - -
Dover - 2 £375 -
Rochester +4 1 - -
Folkestone - 1 £425 - 2
SQL
South East

For the 6 months to 20 May 2019, 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 39 (45.88%) .NET
2 30 (35.29%) C#
3 29 (34.12%) Finance
4 23 (27.06%) SQL Server
5 21 (24.71%) Web Services
5 21 (24.71%) TDD
5 21 (24.71%) .NET Framework
5 21 (24.71%) Team Foundation Server
6 20 (23.53%) Microsoft Azure
7 19 (22.35%) Microsoft
8 18 (21.18%) T-SQL
9 17 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 16 (18.82%) Entity Framework
10 16 (18.82%) DevOps
11 15 (17.65%) Relational Database
11 15 (17.65%) PowerShell
12 13 (15.29%) Power Platform
13 12 (14.12%) Power BI
13 12 (14.12%) RESTful
13 12 (14.12%) ASP.NET
14 11 (12.94%) Python
14 11 (12.94%) Agile Software Development
14 11 (12.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 11 (12.94%) Visualisation
14 11 (12.94%) Data Visualisation
14 11 (12.94%) .NET Core
15 10 (11.76%) Big Data
15 10 (11.76%) Analytics
15 10 (11.76%) Business Intelligence
15 10 (11.76%) Oracle

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 (5.88%) Apache Solr
1 5 (5.88%) Apache Spark
2 2 (2.35%) CMS
2 2 (2.35%) IIS
2 2 (2.35%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.18%) SAS
3 1 (1.18%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (1.18%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (2.35%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 20 (23.53%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (15.29%) Power Platform
3 6 (7.06%) PaaS
4 5 (5.88%) Amazon AWS
5 4 (4.71%) IaaS
5 4 (4.71%) npm
5 4 (4.71%) NuGet
6 3 (3.53%) Azure Data Factory
6 3 (3.53%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (3.53%) GitHub
6 3 (3.53%) Office 365
7 1 (1.18%) Dynamics 365
7 1 (1.18%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 8 (9.41%) TCP/IP
2 3 (3.53%) HTTP
2 3 (3.53%) HTTPS
3 2 (2.35%) FTP
4 1 (1.18%) DHCP
4 1 (1.18%) DNS
4 1 (1.18%) Intranet
4 1 (1.18%) PPP
4 1 (1.18%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (27.06%) SQL Server
2 17 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 15 (17.65%) Relational Database
4 12 (14.12%) Power BI
5 11 (12.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 10 (11.76%) Big Data
7 9 (10.59%) Azure SQL Database
7 9 (10.59%) Hadoop
8 7 (8.24%) Data Warehouse
9 6 (7.06%) Oracle BI EE
9 6 (7.06%) Spark SQL
10 5 (5.88%) Apache Cassandra
10 5 (5.88%) Apache Hive
10 5 (5.88%) HBase
10 5 (5.88%) Impala
10 5 (5.88%) Qlik Sense
10 5 (5.88%) Sqoop
11 4 (4.71%) Oracle Database
11 4 (4.71%) Oracle Database 11g
11 4 (4.71%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 21 (24.71%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (9.41%) Visual Studio
3 4 (4.71%) Bower
3 4 (4.71%) JIRA
4 2 (2.35%) Git (software)
5 1 (1.18%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (1.18%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (1.18%) Selenium
5 1 (1.18%) Subversion
5 1 (1.18%) TeamCity
5 1 (1.18%) Visual Studio Coded UI
5 1 (1.18%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 29 (34.12%) Finance
2 7 (8.24%) Banking
3 3 (3.53%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.35%) Games
4 2 (2.35%) Law
Job Titles
1 47 (55.29%) Developer
2 25 (29.41%) .NET Developer
3 18 (21.18%) C# Developer
3 18 (21.18%) SQL Developer
4 16 (18.82%) C# .NET Developer
5 11 (12.94%) Consultant
6 9 (10.59%) Big Data Consultant
6 9 (10.59%) Data Consultant
7 8 (9.41%) Senior .NET Developer
7 8 (9.41%) Senior Developer
8 7 (8.24%) Senior C# .NET Developer
8 7 (8.24%) Senior C# Developer
8 7 (8.24%) Technical Consultant
9 6 (7.06%) Applications Support
9 6 (7.06%) Database Developer
9 6 (7.06%) SQL Database Developer
10 5 (5.88%) Database Engineer
10 5 (5.88%) WPF Developer
11 4 (4.71%) DevOps Engineer
11 4 (4.71%) Senior Database Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (45.88%) .NET
2 21 (24.71%) .NET Framework
2 21 (24.71%) Web Services
3 16 (18.82%) Entity Framework
4 12 (14.12%) ASP.NET
4 12 (14.12%) RESTful
5 11 (12.94%) .NET Core
6 10 (11.76%) HTML
7 9 (10.59%) AngularJS
7 9 (10.59%) CSS
8 8 (9.41%) Oracle GoldenGate
8 8 (9.41%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 6 (7.06%) ASP.NET MVC
9 6 (7.06%) ASP.NET Web API
10 5 (5.88%) ActiveMQ
10 5 (5.88%) HTML5
10 5 (5.88%) Kafka
10 5 (5.88%) MLlib
10 5 (5.88%) SignalR
10 5 (5.88%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 9 (10.59%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (5.88%) Management Information System
3 4 (4.71%) Algorithms
4 3 (3.53%) NHS
4 3 (3.53%) PKI
5 1 (1.18%) Freedom of Information
5 1 (1.18%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 9 (10.59%) Linux
1 9 (10.59%) Windows
2 6 (7.06%) Unix
3 3 (3.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (2.35%) Windows 10
4 2 (2.35%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (24.71%) TDD
2 16 (18.82%) DevOps
3 11 (12.94%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (12.94%) Data Visualisation
3 11 (12.94%) Visualisation
4 10 (11.76%) Analytics
4 10 (11.76%) Business Intelligence
5 9 (10.59%) Data Strategy
5 9 (10.59%) MVC
5 9 (10.59%) Performance Tuning
5 9 (10.59%) Use Case
6 8 (9.41%) Information Security
6 8 (9.41%) SOLID
7 7 (8.24%) ETL
7 7 (8.24%) Migration
7 7 (8.24%) Web Application Development
8 6 (7.06%) Concurrent Programming
8 6 (7.06%) Microservices
8 6 (7.06%) Multithreading
8 6 (7.06%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 30 (35.29%) C#
2 18 (21.18%) T-SQL
3 15 (17.65%) PowerShell
4 11 (12.94%) Python
5 9 (10.59%) Java
5 9 (10.59%) Scala
6 7 (8.24%) JavaScript
7 5 (5.88%) Go
8 4 (4.71%) PL/SQL
8 4 (4.71%) Shell Script
9 3 (3.53%) C
10 2 (2.35%) ES6
10 2 (2.35%) XAML
11 1 (1.18%) VB
11 1 (1.18%) VB.NET
11 1 (1.18%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 6 (7.06%) Degree
2 3 (3.53%) CISM
2 3 (3.53%) CISSP
2 3 (3.53%) OCP
2 3 (3.53%) Oracle Certification
3 2 (2.35%) MCSA
3 2 (2.35%) MCSE
3 2 (2.35%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.18%) Data Quality
1 1 (1.18%) QA
System Software
1 5 (5.88%) Active Directory
1 5 (5.88%) Apache Flume
1 5 (5.88%) HDFS
1 5 (5.88%) Microsoft App-V
2 4 (4.71%) Docker
3 3 (3.53%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (1.18%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (1.18%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (1.18%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (5.88%) Hadoop YARN
2 4 (4.71%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (4.71%) Puppet
3 3 (3.53%) Data Guard
3 3 (3.53%) NetBackup
3 3 (3.53%) Oracle RMAN
4 1 (1.18%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 19 (22.35%) Microsoft
2 10 (11.76%) Oracle
3 9 (10.59%) Cloudera
4 6 (7.06%) Tableau
5 3 (3.53%) Red Hat
6 2 (2.35%) Sony
7 1 (1.18%) Cisco
7 1 (1.18%) Google
7 1 (1.18%) SimCorp
7 1 (1.18%) VMware