The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Luton 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 24 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)
Bedfordshire / Luton
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 12 17 7
Rank change year-on-year +5 -10  
Contract jobs citing SQL 16 7 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Luton 10.26% 4.76% 12.59%
As % of the Programming Languages category 25.00% 22.58% 56.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 5 15
Median daily rate £388 £350 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.71% -17.64%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £306 £325 £276
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £455 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £340
% change year-on-year +3.44% +6.61%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 Luton with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Luton
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 64 31 32
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Luton 41.03% 21.09% 22.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 23 28
Median daily rate £475 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.76% +13.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £302 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £590 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 1
Median hourly rate - £46.07 £51.30
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -10.19%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £36.50
% change year-on-year +13.33% +2.73%  

SQL
Job Vacancy Trend in Luton

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Luton 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 Luton

SQL
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Luton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SQL in Luton.

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL in Luton

SQL
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Luton

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL in Luton over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SQL in Luton

SQL
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Luton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL in Luton.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL in Luton

For the 6 months to 24 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 Luton region with a requirement for SQL.

1 11 (42.31%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (30.77%) C#
3 7 (26.92%) .NET
3 7 (26.92%) Data Modelling
4 6 (23.08%) User Stories
5 5 (19.23%) Microservices
5 5 (19.23%) User Acceptance Testing
5 5 (19.23%) Waterfall
5 5 (19.23%) Data Flow Diagram
5 5 (19.23%) Finance
5 5 (19.23%) Scrum
5 5 (19.23%) Data Analysis
5 5 (19.23%) Business Analysis
5 5 (19.23%) Use Case
5 5 (19.23%) E-Commerce
5 5 (19.23%) Windows
5 5 (19.23%) Java
5 5 (19.23%) Oracle
5 5 (19.23%) Business Intelligence
6 4 (15.38%) SQL Server
6 4 (15.38%) JavaScript
6 4 (15.38%) PL/SQL
6 4 (15.38%) JSP
6 4 (15.38%) XML
6 4 (15.38%) Microsoft Excel
6 4 (15.38%) Java EE
6 4 (15.38%) Retail
6 4 (15.38%) Migration
6 4 (15.38%) Microsoft Azure
6 4 (15.38%) High Availability

SQL
Co-occurring IT Skills in Luton 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 (7.69%) Confluence
2 1 (3.85%) WebLogic
2 1 (3.85%) WebSphere
2 1 (3.85%) WebSphere Application Server
2 1 (3.85%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 4 (15.38%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (7.69%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (3.85%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (3.85%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (7.69%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (3.85%) Data Workbench
2 1 (3.85%) Oracle Assets
2 1 (3.85%) Oracle Cash Management
2 1 (3.85%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (3.85%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (3.85%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (3.85%) Oracle General Ledger
2 1 (3.85%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (3.85%) Oracle Receivables
2 1 (3.85%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 4 (15.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (11.54%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (3.85%) Adobe Analytics
3 1 (3.85%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.85%) DNS
1 1 (3.85%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (15.38%) SQL Server
2 3 (11.54%) Oracle Database
2 3 (11.54%) Oracle Database 10g
3 2 (7.69%) Oracle BI Publisher
3 2 (7.69%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (3.85%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (3.85%) DB2
4 1 (3.85%) MS Access
4 1 (3.85%) Power BI
4 1 (3.85%) QlikView
4 1 (3.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (3.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (3.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (7.69%) JIRA
2 1 (3.85%) Eclipse
2 1 (3.85%) ERwin
2 1 (3.85%) Rational Application Developer
2 1 (3.85%) SoapUI
2 1 (3.85%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (19.23%) Finance
2 4 (15.38%) Retail
3 1 (3.85%) Banking
3 1 (3.85%) General Ledger
3 1 (3.85%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 11 (42.31%) Analyst
2 9 (34.62%) Developer
3 7 (26.92%) C# Developer
4 6 (23.08%) .NET Developer
4 6 (23.08%) C# .NET Developer
5 5 (19.23%) Business Analyst
6 4 (15.38%) SQL Developer
6 4 (15.38%) Technical Analyst
6 4 (15.38%) Technical Business Analyst
7 3 (11.54%) .NET Software Developer
7 3 (11.54%) Applications Support
7 3 (11.54%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
7 3 (11.54%) C# Software Developer
7 3 (11.54%) Service Analyst
7 3 (11.54%) Software Developer
8 2 (7.69%) E-Commerce Business Analyst
8 2 (7.69%) IT Analyst
8 2 (7.69%) Senior .NET Software Developer
8 2 (7.69%) Senior C# .NET Developer
8 2 (7.69%) Senior SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (26.92%) .NET
2 4 (15.38%) Java EE
2 4 (15.38%) JSP
2 4 (15.38%) XML
3 3 (11.54%) Hibernate
3 3 (11.54%) HTML
3 3 (11.54%) JSF
3 3 (11.54%) JSON
3 3 (11.54%) REST
3 3 (11.54%) Spring
3 3 (11.54%) XSL
3 3 (11.54%) XSLT
4 2 (7.69%) .NET Framework
4 2 (7.69%) Struts
5 1 (3.85%) J2EE
5 1 (3.85%) Middleware
5 1 (3.85%) Servlets
5 1 (3.85%) SOAP
5 1 (3.85%) Web Services
5 1 (3.85%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (3.85%) Computer Science
1 1 (3.85%) Data Structures
1 1 (3.85%) Enterprise Software
1 1 (3.85%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 1 (3.85%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 5 (19.23%) Windows
2 1 (3.85%) Windows Server
2 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (42.31%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (26.92%) Data Modelling
3 6 (23.08%) User Stories
4 5 (19.23%) Business Analysis
4 5 (19.23%) Business Intelligence
4 5 (19.23%) Data Analysis
4 5 (19.23%) Data Flow Diagram
4 5 (19.23%) E-Commerce
4 5 (19.23%) Microservices
4 5 (19.23%) Scrum
4 5 (19.23%) Use Case
4 5 (19.23%) User Acceptance Testing
4 5 (19.23%) Waterfall
5 4 (15.38%) Data Transformation
5 4 (15.38%) High Availability
5 4 (15.38%) Migration
6 3 (11.54%) Analytics
6 3 (11.54%) MVC
6 3 (11.54%) Performance Management
6 3 (11.54%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 8 (30.77%) C#
2 5 (19.23%) Java
3 4 (15.38%) JavaScript
3 4 (15.38%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (3.85%) Degree
1 1 (3.85%) ISEB
1 1 (3.85%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (11.54%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (11.54%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (3.85%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.85%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (3.85%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (19.23%) Oracle
2 3 (11.54%) Microsoft
3 2 (7.69%) IBM
3 2 (7.69%) Remedy
3 2 (7.69%) Tableau
4 1 (3.85%) Adobe
4 1 (3.85%) Atlassian
4 1 (3.85%) BEA
4 1 (3.85%) Dell
4 1 (3.85%) EMC
4 1 (3.85%) HP
4 1 (3.85%) VMware