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 29 June 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
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 9 5 8
Rank change year-on-year -4 +3  
Contract jobs citing SQL 38 56 49
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 16.38% 17.67% 17.75%
As % of the Programming Languages category 45.24% 40.00% 34.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 35 36
Median daily rate £340 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.00% +10.34%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £308 £287
10% offered a daily rate of more than £378 £465 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £340
% change year-on-year +3.44% +6.61%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £20.83 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +19.02%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £32.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year +23.07% +44.44%  

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 84 140 141
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Kent 36.21% 44.16% 51.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 101 186 171
Median daily rate £345 £434 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.50% +24.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £306 £275 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £775 £506
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 4
Median hourly rate £45.00 £17.42 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +158.39% -56.46%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year +14.86% -  

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 3 months to 29 June 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

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 3 months to 29 June 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
Maidstone -2 8 £343 -0.36% 5
Tunbridge Wells -1 6 £338 +5.05% 1
West Malling -3 1 £340 -9.93% 1
Dover - 1 £325 -
SQL
South East

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 78 (78.79%) .NET
2 65 (65.66%) Team Foundation Server
3 56 (56.57%) C#
4 52 (52.53%) .NET Framework
5 50 (50.51%) LINQ
5 50 (50.51%) Web Services
6 49 (49.49%) Entity Framework
7 44 (44.44%) SQL Server
8 42 (42.42%) Algorithms
9 38 (38.38%) Data Management
10 36 (36.36%) XML
11 35 (35.35%) TDD
12 34 (34.34%) JSON
13 33 (33.33%) LINQ to SQL
13 33 (33.33%) Multithreading
13 33 (33.33%) Concurrent Programming
13 33 (33.33%) Multithreaded Programming
14 26 (26.26%) Oracle
15 25 (25.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 20 (20.20%) ASP.NET Web API
16 20 (20.20%) Data Warehouse
16 20 (20.20%) MVC
17 19 (19.19%) VB.NET
17 19 (19.19%) ASP.NET
18 18 (18.18%) Migration
19 17 (17.17%) Prototyping
19 17 (17.17%) ReSharper
19 17 (17.17%) ASP.NET MVC
19 17 (17.17%) MVVM
20 16 (16.16%) High Availability

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 8 (8.08%) IIS
2 5 (5.05%) Apache
2 5 (5.05%) EPiServer
2 5 (5.05%) FileNet
2 5 (5.05%) MS Exchange
3 2 (2.02%) CMS
3 2 (2.02%) Sitecore CMS
4 1 (1.01%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (3.03%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (2.02%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (1.01%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 2 (2.02%) Bankmaster
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.03%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.05%) DNS
1 5 (5.05%) Firewall
1 5 (5.05%) HTTPS
1 5 (5.05%) Reverse Proxy
2 1 (1.01%) Internet
2 1 (1.01%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (44.44%) SQL Server
2 25 (25.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 20 (20.20%) Data Warehouse
4 10 (10.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (3.03%) QlikView
6 2 (2.02%) DB2
6 2 (2.02%) Oracle Database
6 2 (2.02%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (2.02%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (2.02%) SQL Server 2014
6 2 (2.02%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (1.01%) DTS
7 1 (1.01%) MS Access
7 1 (1.01%) MySQL
7 1 (1.01%) Oracle Database 12c
7 1 (1.01%) Oracle Discoverer
7 1 (1.01%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (1.01%) Relational Database
7 1 (1.01%) SQL Server 2000
7 1 (1.01%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 65 (65.66%) Team Foundation Server
2 17 (17.17%) ReSharper
3 15 (15.15%) Moq
3 15 (15.15%) MSBuild
3 15 (15.15%) NUnit
4 2 (2.02%) Git (software)
4 2 (2.02%) Visual Studio
5 1 (1.01%) Bitbucket
5 1 (1.01%) Oracle Forms
General
1 9 (9.09%) Finance
2 3 (3.03%) Banking
3 2 (2.02%) Advertising
4 1 (1.01%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 79 (79.80%) Developer
2 53 (53.54%) .NET Developer
3 43 (43.43%) SQL Developer
4 29 (29.29%) C# .NET Developer
4 29 (29.29%) C# Developer
5 16 (16.16%) Oracle Developer
6 15 (15.15%) WinForms Developer
6 15 (15.15%) WPF Developer
7 10 (10.10%) WCF Developer
8 7 (7.07%) Analyst
9 6 (6.06%) SSIS Developer
10 5 (5.05%) T-SQL Developer
11 4 (4.04%) Applications Specialist
11 4 (4.04%) C# WCF Developer
11 4 (4.04%) C# WPF Developer
11 4 (4.04%) Database Developer
11 4 (4.04%) Sitecore Developer
11 4 (4.04%) SQL Database Developer
11 4 (4.04%) XML Developer
12 3 (3.03%) SQL Server Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 78 (78.79%) .NET
2 52 (52.53%) .NET Framework
3 50 (50.51%) LINQ
3 50 (50.51%) Web Services
4 49 (49.49%) Entity Framework
5 36 (36.36%) XML
6 34 (34.34%) JSON
7 33 (33.33%) LINQ to SQL
8 20 (20.20%) ASP.NET Web API
9 19 (19.19%) ASP.NET
10 17 (17.17%) ASP.NET MVC
11 16 (16.16%) WCF
12 15 (15.15%) ADO.NET
12 15 (15.15%) Caliburn.Micro
12 15 (15.15%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
12 15 (15.15%) WinForms
12 15 (15.15%) WPF
13 8 (8.08%) HTML
14 5 (5.05%) CSS
15 4 (4.04%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 42 (42.42%) Algorithms
2 15 (15.15%) Client/Server
3 5 (5.05%) Clustering
3 5 (5.05%) Mainframe
3 5 (5.05%) Tandem
4 3 (3.03%) NHS
5 2 (2.02%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.01%) AS400
6 1 (1.01%) Cybercrime
6 1 (1.01%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.01%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (1.01%) iSeries
6 1 (1.01%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.01%) New Media
Operating Systems
1 12 (12.12%) Windows
2 6 (6.06%) Unix
3 4 (4.04%) Linux
3 4 (4.04%) Windows Server
4 2 (2.02%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (2.02%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.01%) OpenVMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (38.38%) Data Management
2 35 (35.35%) TDD
3 33 (33.33%) Concurrent Programming
3 33 (33.33%) Multithreaded Programming
3 33 (33.33%) Multithreading
4 20 (20.20%) MVC
5 18 (18.18%) Migration
6 17 (17.17%) MVVM
6 17 (17.17%) Prototyping
7 16 (16.16%) High Availability
7 16 (16.16%) Statistics
8 15 (15.15%) Continuous Integration
8 15 (15.15%) Unit Testing
9 6 (6.06%) ITIL
9 6 (6.06%) Project Management
10 5 (5.05%) Web Development
11 4 (4.04%) Business Intelligence
11 4 (4.04%) ETL
11 4 (4.04%) Line Management
11 4 (4.04%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 56 (56.57%) C#
2 19 (19.19%) VB.NET
3 9 (9.09%) T-SQL
4 5 (5.05%) JavaScript
4 5 (5.05%) JCL
5 3 (3.03%) VB
6 2 (2.02%) PL/SQL
6 2 (2.02%) Shell Script
7 1 (1.01%) PHP
7 1 (1.01%) Python
7 1 (1.01%) R
7 1 (1.01%) VBA
Qualifications
1 3 (3.03%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.04%) SLA
2 1 (1.01%) QA
2 1 (1.01%) Solvency II
System Software
1 7 (7.07%) Active Directory
2 5 (5.05%) Oracle RAC
2 5 (5.05%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (2.02%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (5.05%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 2 (2.02%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 26 (26.26%) Oracle
2 8 (8.08%) Microsoft
3 7 (7.07%) VMware
4 6 (6.06%) Sitecore
5 5 (5.05%) Citrix
5 5 (5.05%) Genesys
5 5 (5.05%) Informatica
6 2 (2.02%) F5
6 2 (2.02%) Symantec
7 1 (1.01%) Cognos
7 1 (1.01%) IBM