The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Somerset 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 27 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 West / Somerset
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 6 11 2
Rank change year-on-year +5 -9  
Contract jobs citing SQL 44 25 82
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Somerset 21.05% 10.25% 24.26%
As % of the Programming Languages category 35.48% 27.47% 52.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 15 49
Median daily rate £375 £350 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +2.94%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £269 £206 £309
10% offered a daily rate of more than £484 £425 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £340
% change year-on-year +3.44% +6.61%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 3 12
Median hourly rate £47.50 £38.75 £34.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.58% +11.44%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £33.75 £30.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £38.75 £38.59
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 Somerset with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Somerset
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 124 91 156
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Somerset 59.33% 37.30% 46.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 50 87
Median daily rate £400 £375 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% +10.29%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £425 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 16 26
Median hourly rate £50.00 £38.75 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +29.03% +4.72%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £32.50 £30.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £42.45 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year +13.33% +1.35%  

SQL
Job Vacancy Trend in Somerset

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Somerset 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 Somerset

SQL
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Somerset

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL in Somerset

SQL
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Somerset

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL in Somerset over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SQL in Somerset

SQL
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Somerset

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL in Somerset

SQL
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Somerset

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL in Somerset over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for SQL in Somerset

SQL
Contract Job Locations in Somerset

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL within the Somerset region over the 3 months to 27 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
Bath +4 13 £263 -23.63% 10
Taunton 0 12 £375 -11.76%
Yeovil +7 11 - - 1
SQL
South West

For the 6 months to 27 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 Somerset region with a requirement for SQL.

1 47 (49.47%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (37.89%) Java
3 32 (33.68%) Microsoft
4 30 (31.58%) SQL Server
5 28 (29.47%) Scrum
6 24 (25.26%) Security Cleared
7 23 (24.21%) Test Automation
8 22 (23.16%) Oracle
8 22 (23.16%) .NET
9 21 (22.11%) Finance
10 20 (21.05%) XML
11 19 (20.00%) Web Services
12 17 (17.89%) SC Cleared
13 16 (16.84%) TDD
13 16 (16.84%) JavaScript
13 16 (16.84%) C#
13 16 (16.84%) Jenkins
14 15 (15.79%) Internet
14 15 (15.79%) Team Foundation Server
15 14 (14.74%) SQL Server 2008
15 14 (14.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 14 (14.74%) Maven
15 14 (14.74%) Extranet
15 14 (14.74%) HTML
15 14 (14.74%) CSS
15 14 (14.74%) Windows
15 14 (14.74%) SharePoint
16 13 (13.68%) JSP
16 13 (13.68%) VMware
16 13 (13.68%) Spring

SQL
Co-occurring IT Skills in Somerset 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 14 (14.74%) SharePoint
2 10 (10.53%) IIS
3 9 (9.47%) SharePoint Server
4 8 (8.42%) MS Exchange
5 6 (6.32%) SharePoint 2010
5 6 (6.32%) SharePoint 2013
5 6 (6.32%) WebLogic
6 5 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2010
6 5 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2013
6 5 (5.26%) Tomcat
7 3 (3.16%) Apache
7 3 (3.16%) Elasticsearch
7 3 (3.16%) JBoss
8 1 (1.05%) Apache Spark
8 1 (1.05%) CMS
8 1 (1.05%) Tornado
8 1 (1.05%) Umbraco
Applications
1 3 (3.16%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (3.16%) Dynamics AX
1 3 (3.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (2.11%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 9 (9.47%) IaaS
1 9 (9.47%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (5.26%) Office 365
3 2 (2.11%) GitHub
4 1 (1.05%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.05%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 15 (15.79%) Internet
2 14 (14.74%) Extranet
3 9 (9.47%) DNS
4 8 (8.42%) DHCP
5 7 (7.37%) DMZ
6 6 (6.32%) Reverse Proxy
7 5 (5.26%) Intranet
8 3 (3.16%) TCP/IP
8 3 (3.16%) VLAN
9 1 (1.05%) LAN
9 1 (1.05%) SMS
9 1 (1.05%) VPN
9 1 (1.05%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (31.58%) SQL Server
2 14 (14.74%) SQL Server 2008
2 14 (14.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 13 (13.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 9 (9.47%) SQL Server 2012
5 7 (7.37%) MySQL
5 7 (7.37%) Oracle Database
5 7 (7.37%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 6 (6.32%) Hadoop
7 5 (5.26%) Data Warehouse
8 4 (4.21%) SQL Server 2014
9 3 (3.16%) MongoDB
9 3 (3.16%) Power BI
10 2 (2.11%) Big Data
10 2 (2.11%) RDBMS
10 2 (2.11%) Relational Database
10 2 (2.11%) SQL Server 2005
10 2 (2.11%) Star Schema
11 1 (1.05%) BigQuery
11 1 (1.05%) PowerPivot
Development Applications
1 16 (16.84%) Jenkins
2 15 (15.79%) Team Foundation Server
3 14 (14.74%) Maven
4 12 (12.63%) Eclipse
5 10 (10.53%) Ant
5 10 (10.53%) Git (software)
6 9 (9.47%) Gradle
6 9 (9.47%) IntelliJ
6 9 (9.47%) Subversion
7 8 (8.42%) Apache Buildr
7 8 (8.42%) jMock
7 8 (8.42%) JUnit
7 8 (8.42%) Mercurial
7 8 (8.42%) Selenium
8 7 (7.37%) Cucumber
8 7 (7.37%) Visual Studio
9 6 (6.32%) WATIR
10 5 (5.26%) HP UFT
10 5 (5.26%) Sahi
10 5 (5.26%) TeamCity
General
1 21 (22.11%) Finance
2 7 (7.37%) Manufacturing
3 3 (3.16%) Electronics
3 3 (3.16%) Marketing
3 3 (3.16%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.11%) Banking
4 2 (2.11%) Military
4 2 (2.11%) Retail
5 1 (1.05%) Aerospace
5 1 (1.05%) Back Office
5 1 (1.05%) Games
Job Titles
1 38 (40.00%) Developer
2 15 (15.79%) SQL Developer
3 13 (13.68%) Analyst
4 12 (12.63%) SharePoint Engineer
5 11 (11.58%) .NET Developer
6 8 (8.42%) Architect
7 7 (7.37%) Technical Architect
8 6 (6.32%) Java Developer
8 6 (6.32%) SSIS Developer
9 5 (5.26%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 5 (5.26%) SSRS Developer
10 4 (4.21%) Administrator
10 4 (4.21%) Data Warehouse Developer
10 4 (4.21%) DBA
10 4 (4.21%) DevOps Engineer
10 4 (4.21%) Java Engineer
10 4 (4.21%) Support Analyst
11 3 (3.16%) Citrix Analyst
11 3 (3.16%) Citrix Support Analyst
11 3 (3.16%) SQL BI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (23.16%) .NET
2 20 (21.05%) XML
3 19 (20.00%) Web Services
4 14 (14.74%) CSS
4 14 (14.74%) HTML
5 13 (13.68%) Hibernate
5 13 (13.68%) JSP
5 13 (13.68%) RESTful
5 13 (13.68%) Spring
6 11 (11.58%) SOAP
7 9 (9.47%) Ajax
8 8 (8.42%) .NET Framework
8 8 (8.42%) EJB
8 8 (8.42%) JSF
8 8 (8.42%) Struts
9 7 (7.37%) JSON
10 6 (6.32%) ASP.NET
11 5 (5.26%) COM
11 5 (5.26%) Java EE
11 5 (5.26%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 12 (12.63%) RIA
2 8 (8.42%) PKI
3 7 (7.37%) Web 2.0
4 3 (3.16%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (1.05%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.05%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.05%) NHS
5 1 (1.05%) Social Media
5 1 (1.05%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 14 (14.74%) Windows
2 9 (9.47%) Linux
3 6 (6.32%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (6.32%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (5.26%) CentOS
4 5 (5.26%) Unix
4 5 (5.26%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (1.05%) AIX
5 1 (1.05%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (49.47%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (29.47%) Scrum
3 23 (24.21%) Test Automation
4 16 (16.84%) TDD
5 13 (13.68%) Unit Testing
6 12 (12.63%) Technical Architecture
6 12 (12.63%) Web Development
7 11 (11.58%) BDD
7 11 (11.58%) Continuous Delivery
7 11 (11.58%) Continuous Integration
7 11 (11.58%) DevOps
7 11 (11.58%) Workflow
8 10 (10.53%) Business Intelligence
8 10 (10.53%) MVC
8 10 (10.53%) Open Source
9 9 (9.47%) Continuous Deployment
9 9 (9.47%) E-Commerce
9 9 (9.47%) Pair Programming
10 8 (8.42%) User Stories
10 8 (8.42%) XML Parsing
Programming Languages
1 36 (37.89%) Java
2 16 (16.84%) C#
2 16 (16.84%) JavaScript
3 12 (12.63%) PowerShell
4 9 (9.47%) T-SQL
5 8 (8.42%) Ruby
6 6 (6.32%) PHP
6 6 (6.32%) PL/SQL
7 4 (4.21%) Python
8 3 (3.16%) Bash Shell
9 2 (2.11%) Ada
9 2 (2.11%) C++
9 2 (2.11%) VBA
10 1 (1.05%) Scala
10 1 (1.05%) VB
10 1 (1.05%) X++
Qualifications
1 24 (25.26%) Security Cleared
2 17 (17.89%) SC Cleared
3 3 (3.16%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (2.11%) Degree
5 1 (1.05%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.05%) ISEB
5 1 (1.05%) ISTQB
5 1 (1.05%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (7.37%) QA
System Software
1 10 (10.53%) Active Directory
1 10 (10.53%) Docker
2 6 (6.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (5.26%) Hyper-V
3 5 (5.26%) Samba
3 5 (5.26%) Squid
4 1 (1.05%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 7 (7.37%) Ansible
2 5 (5.26%) Nagios
2 5 (5.26%) Webmin
2 5 (5.26%) Xymon
3 3 (3.16%) SCCM
3 3 (3.16%) SCOrch
3 3 (3.16%) SCSM
4 1 (1.05%) Business Desktop Deployment
4 1 (1.05%) Hadoop YARN
Vendors
1 32 (33.68%) Microsoft
2 22 (23.16%) Oracle
3 13 (13.68%) VMware
4 8 (8.42%) ATG
4 8 (8.42%) Citrix
5 6 (6.32%) Red Hat
6 5 (5.26%) Veeam
7 4 (4.21%) Cisco
8 3 (3.16%) NetApp
8 3 (3.16%) SAP
8 3 (3.16%) Sybase
9 2 (2.11%) hybris
10 1 (1.05%) BEA
10 1 (1.05%) Cognos
10 1 (1.05%) Google
10 1 (1.05%) Jaspersoft
10 1 (1.05%) Tableau