The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 25 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)
England / South East
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 8 8 7
Rank change year-on-year 0 -1  
Contract jobs citing SQL 850 1103 1245
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 11.13% 12.52% 13.16%
As % of the Programming Languages category 31.79% 35.78% 38.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 555 714 764
Median daily rate £390 £393 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.63% +12.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £340
% change year-on-year +3.44% +6.61%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 39 20
Median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +77.77%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.20 £11.00 £12.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £58.00 £57.50 £40.00
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 the South East with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 2674 3083 3233
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 35.01% 34.99% 34.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 1668 1914 2015
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 75 119 86
Median hourly rate £44.50 £42.50 £39.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.70% +7.59%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.66 £12.50 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £55.00 £50.00
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 the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East 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 the South East

SQL
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL in the South East

SQL
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL in the South East over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SQL in the South East

SQL
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL in the South East

SQL
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL in the South East over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for SQL in the South East

SQL
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL within the South East region over the 3 months to 25 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
Hampshire -2 176 £375 +3.44% 104
Surrey +2 152 £425 - 83
Berkshire -7 139 £400 - 67
Buckinghamshire -2 102 £325 -7.80% 50
Oxfordshire -2 89 £475 +26.66% 40
West Sussex +12 79 £410 -0.60% 27
East Sussex +17 56 £345 -31.00% 10
Kent -5 39 £340 -9.33% 28
Middlesex 0 8 £338 -15.62% 2
SQL
England

For the 6 months to 25 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 South East region with a requirement for SQL.

1 543 (30.18%) SQL Server
2 528 (29.35%) Agile Software Development
3 520 (28.90%) Oracle
4 367 (20.40%) .NET
5 365 (20.29%) Java
6 359 (19.96%) Microsoft
7 358 (19.90%) Finance
8 355 (19.73%) C#
9 328 (18.23%) JavaScript
10 326 (18.12%) Web Services
11 312 (17.34%) Linux
12 273 (15.18%) HTML
13 268 (14.90%) Windows
14 261 (14.51%) Unix
15 255 (14.17%) Relational Database
16 246 (13.67%) XML
17 240 (13.34%) Business Intelligence
18 225 (12.51%) Security Cleared
19 224 (12.45%) CSS
20 212 (11.78%) MVC
21 205 (11.40%) Analytical Skills
22 204 (11.34%) PL/SQL
23 184 (10.23%) Oracle Database
24 179 (9.95%) T-SQL
25 172 (9.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
26 170 (9.45%) TDD
26 170 (9.45%) ASP.NET
26 170 (9.45%) Data Warehouse
27 169 (9.39%) jQuery
28 164 (9.12%) Python

SQL
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 97 (5.39%) JBoss
2 69 (3.84%) SharePoint
3 66 (3.67%) IIS
4 61 (3.39%) Apache
5 51 (2.83%) WebSphere
6 48 (2.67%) WebLogic
7 44 (2.45%) WebSphere Application Server
8 41 (2.28%) CMS
9 37 (2.06%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 33 (1.83%) MS Exchange
10 33 (1.83%) SAS
10 33 (1.83%) Tomcat
11 26 (1.45%) WebSphere Process Server
12 24 (1.33%) Apache Spark
12 24 (1.33%) Drupal
13 22 (1.22%) Oracle Workflow
14 21 (1.17%) Confluence
14 21 (1.17%) Skype for Business
15 20 (1.11%) BizTalk Server
16 16 (0.89%) OpenStack
Applications
1 120 (6.67%) Microsoft Excel
2 59 (3.28%) MS Visio
3 58 (3.22%) Microsoft Office
4 14 (0.78%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 14 (0.78%) Microsoft Project
5 13 (0.72%) Spreadsheet
6 6 (0.33%) SPSS
7 2 (0.11%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 2 (0.11%) Chatbot
7 2 (0.11%) SPSS Modeler
8 1 (0.056%) Adobe Captivate
8 1 (0.056%) Fireworks
8 1 (0.056%) LaTeX
8 1 (0.056%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 28 (1.56%) Dynamics CRM
2 16 (0.89%) Oracle EBS
3 12 (0.67%) Remedy ITSM
4 10 (0.56%) Oracle BPM
4 10 (0.56%) Oracle EBS R12
4 10 (0.56%) Oracle Receivables
4 10 (0.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 8 (0.44%) Maximo
6 6 (0.33%) Markit EDM
6 6 (0.33%) Remedy AR System
7 5 (0.28%) BusinessWorks
7 5 (0.28%) Oracle 11i
7 5 (0.28%) Oracle Applications
8 3 (0.17%) Dynamics NAV
8 3 (0.17%) Oracle ERP
8 3 (0.17%) Oracle Financials
8 3 (0.17%) Oracle Retail
8 3 (0.17%) Oracle TCA
8 3 (0.17%) Staffware
8 3 (0.17%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 124 (6.89%) Microsoft Azure
2 64 (3.56%) Amazon AWS
3 51 (2.83%) GitHub
4 27 (1.50%) Office 365
5 24 (1.33%) IaaS
6 22 (1.22%) PaaS
7 19 (1.06%) SaaS
8 13 (0.72%) Google Analytics
9 12 (0.67%) Cloud Computing
10 9 (0.50%) OpenShift
11 3 (0.17%) Adobe Analytics
11 3 (0.17%) Google Play
11 3 (0.17%) Mailgun
12 2 (0.11%) Boomi
12 2 (0.11%) Google Checkout
12 2 (0.11%) Sauce Labs
13 1 (0.056%) AWS CloudTrail
13 1 (0.056%) Azure Active Directory
13 1 (0.056%) Azure Machine Learning
13 1 (0.056%) CallidusCloud
Communications & Networking
1 49 (2.72%) Firewall
2 42 (2.33%) DNS
3 39 (2.17%) Internet
4 30 (1.67%) TCP/IP
5 29 (1.61%) HTTP
6 24 (1.33%) LDAP
6 24 (1.33%) SAN
7 22 (1.22%) SSL
7 22 (1.22%) WAN
8 21 (1.17%) LAN
9 17 (0.94%) HTTPS
10 16 (0.89%) IPsec
11 14 (0.78%) DHCP
11 14 (0.78%) NAS
12 12 (0.67%) PuTTY
12 12 (0.67%) WinSCP
13 11 (0.61%) Network Security
13 11 (0.61%) SSH
14 10 (0.56%) DVB
15 9 (0.50%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 543 (30.18%) SQL Server
2 255 (14.17%) Relational Database
3 184 (10.23%) Oracle Database
4 172 (9.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 170 (9.45%) Data Warehouse
6 106 (5.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 104 (5.78%) SQL Server 2008
8 101 (5.61%) MySQL
9 93 (5.17%) Oracle Database 11g
10 72 (4.00%) NoSQL
11 70 (3.89%) SQL Server 2012
12 68 (3.78%) MongoDB
13 63 (3.50%) Oracle Database 12c
14 60 (3.34%) RDBMS
15 56 (3.11%) PostgreSQL
16 53 (2.95%) Oracle Database 10g
17 52 (2.89%) Big Data
18 51 (2.83%) SQL Server 2014
19 49 (2.72%) BusinessObjects
20 48 (2.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 156 (8.67%) Git (software)
2 155 (8.62%) Team Foundation Server
3 146 (8.12%) Jenkins
4 93 (5.17%) Selenium
5 83 (4.61%) Visual Studio
6 81 (4.50%) JIRA
6 81 (4.50%) Maven
7 67 (3.72%) JUnit
8 55 (3.06%) Cucumber
9 52 (2.89%) Eclipse
10 43 (2.39%) Subversion
11 35 (1.95%) Talend Open Studio
12 34 (1.89%) Mockito
13 30 (1.67%) SoapUI
14 29 (1.61%) TeamCity
15 27 (1.50%) HP UFT
15 27 (1.50%) ReSharper
16 23 (1.28%) ProC
17 22 (1.22%) Moq
17 22 (1.22%) Oracle Forms
General
1 358 (19.90%) Finance
2 83 (4.61%) Banking
3 66 (3.67%) Telecoms
4 52 (2.89%) Marketing
5 48 (2.67%) Retail
6 26 (1.45%) Publishing
7 23 (1.28%) Manufacturing
8 19 (1.06%) Back Office
9 15 (0.83%) Advertising
10 12 (0.67%) Electronics
11 10 (0.56%) Billing
11 10 (0.56%) Corporate Banking
12 9 (0.50%) Automotive
12 9 (0.50%) Investment Banking
12 9 (0.50%) Local Government
13 7 (0.39%) Legal
14 6 (0.33%) Financial Institution
15 5 (0.28%) Military
16 4 (0.22%) Law
17 3 (0.17%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 824 (45.80%) Developer
2 360 (20.01%) Analyst
3 240 (13.34%) SQL Developer
4 217 (12.06%) .NET Developer
5 139 (7.73%) C# Developer
6 136 (7.56%) Java Developer
7 123 (6.84%) C# .NET Developer
8 117 (6.50%) Systems Analyst
9 95 (5.28%) Oracle Developer
10 84 (4.67%) DBA
11 81 (4.50%) Consultant
12 63 (3.50%) Tester
13 61 (3.39%) Senior Developer
14 58 (3.22%) Pensions Analyst
15 54 (3.00%) Test Analyst
16 53 (2.95%) SQL DBA
17 52 (2.89%) Architect
17 52 (2.89%) SQL Analyst
18 50 (2.78%) Data Analyst
19 49 (2.72%) Oracle Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 367 (20.40%) .NET
2 326 (18.12%) Web Services
3 273 (15.18%) HTML
4 246 (13.67%) XML
5 224 (12.45%) CSS
6 170 (9.45%) ASP.NET
7 169 (9.39%) jQuery
8 158 (8.78%) REST
9 138 (7.67%) SOAP
10 124 (6.89%) Spring
11 109 (6.06%) AngularJS
12 108 (6.00%) .NET Framework
13 104 (5.78%) HTML5
14 97 (5.39%) ASP.NET Web API
15 93 (5.17%) JSON
16 82 (4.56%) Entity Framework
17 78 (4.34%) Java EE
18 68 (3.78%) ASP.NET MVC
19 66 (3.67%) Ajax
20 65 (3.61%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 205 (11.40%) Analytical Skills
2 57 (3.17%) Algorithms
3 53 (2.95%) Computer Science
4 45 (2.50%) Clustering
5 42 (2.33%) Management Information System
6 40 (2.22%) Client/Server
7 30 (1.67%) Mobile App
8 25 (1.39%) Data Centre
8 25 (1.39%) Greenfield Project
8 25 (1.39%) User Experience
9 22 (1.22%) Enterprise Software
9 22 (1.22%) Replication
10 17 (0.94%) Data Structures
11 16 (0.89%) Mainframe
12 14 (0.78%) NHS
12 14 (0.78%) Video on Demand
13 13 (0.72%) PMI
13 13 (0.72%) Virtual Team
14 12 (0.67%) STB
15 11 (0.61%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 312 (17.34%) Linux
2 268 (14.90%) Windows
3 261 (14.51%) Unix
4 92 (5.11%) Windows Server 2008
5 75 (4.17%) Windows Server
6 70 (3.89%) Windows Server 2012
7 52 (2.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 38 (2.11%) Windows Server 2003
9 33 (1.83%) AIX
10 32 (1.78%) Solaris
11 20 (1.11%) CentOS
12 18 (1.00%) Windows 7
13 16 (0.89%) Ubuntu
14 13 (0.72%) Windows 10
15 11 (0.61%) Apple iOS
16 10 (0.56%) Android
17 9 (0.50%) Windows Vista
18 6 (0.33%) SUSE
18 6 (0.33%) Windows 8
18 6 (0.33%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 528 (29.35%) Agile Software Development
2 240 (13.34%) Business Intelligence
3 212 (11.78%) MVC
4 170 (9.45%) TDD
5 163 (9.06%) SDLC
6 161 (8.95%) Migration
7 158 (8.78%) ETL
8 154 (8.56%) Scrum
9 150 (8.34%) Continuous Integration
10 144 (8.00%) Test Automation
11 141 (7.84%) Data Analysis
12 136 (7.56%) DevOps
13 115 (6.39%) Data Modelling
14 114 (6.34%) Unit Testing
15 105 (5.84%) OO
16 99 (5.50%) Analytics
17 95 (5.28%) Performance Tuning
18 92 (5.11%) Workflow
19 88 (4.89%) ITIL
20 78 (4.34%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 365 (20.29%) Java
2 355 (19.73%) C#
3 328 (18.23%) JavaScript
4 204 (11.34%) PL/SQL
5 179 (9.95%) T-SQL
6 164 (9.12%) Python
7 86 (4.78%) Shell Script
8 80 (4.45%) C
9 75 (4.17%) VB.NET
10 73 (4.06%) PowerShell
11 63 (3.50%) VB
12 55 (3.06%) Perl
13 53 (2.95%) PHP
14 41 (2.28%) C++
15 40 (2.22%) VBA
16 34 (1.89%) Ruby
17 33 (1.83%) R
18 29 (1.61%) Bash Shell
19 28 (1.56%) Scala
20 21 (1.17%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 225 (12.51%) Security Cleared
2 162 (9.01%) SC Cleared
3 137 (7.62%) Degree
4 50 (2.78%) ISTQB
5 45 (2.50%) ISEB
6 40 (2.22%) DV Cleared
7 33 (1.83%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 30 (1.67%) Microsoft Certification
9 23 (1.28%) Computer Science Degree
10 21 (1.17%) CISSP
10 21 (1.17%) MCSE
11 19 (1.06%) RHCE
11 19 (1.06%) RHCSA
12 13 (0.72%) BPSS Clearance
12 13 (0.72%) MCP
12 13 (0.72%) PMI Certification
13 9 (0.50%) ISEB Practitioner
14 6 (0.33%) HNC
14 6 (0.33%) MCSA
15 5 (0.28%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 79 (4.39%) QA
2 21 (1.17%) Data Quality
3 19 (1.06%) SLA
4 11 (0.61%) PMO
5 6 (0.33%) Disclosure Scotland
6 5 (0.28%) PCI DSS
7 4 (0.22%) GDPR
8 3 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 2 (0.11%) IFRS
9 2 (0.11%) IFRS 9
10 1 (0.056%) FATCA
10 1 (0.056%) HL7
10 1 (0.056%) ISO 8583
10 1 (0.056%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 1 (0.056%) Solvency II
10 1 (0.056%) WCAG
System Software
1 134 (7.45%) Active Directory
2 88 (4.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 43 (2.39%) Docker
4 36 (2.00%) VMware ESXi
5 31 (1.72%) Hyper-V
6 26 (1.45%) Oracle RAC
7 20 (1.11%) vSphere
8 16 (0.89%) Xen
9 15 (0.83%) KVM
10 13 (0.72%) VMware Workstation
11 12 (0.67%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 11 (0.61%) Microsoft App-V
13 10 (0.56%) XenApp
14 9 (0.50%) Virtual Machines
15 8 (0.44%) XenDesktop
16 5 (0.28%) Apache Flume
16 5 (0.28%) HDFS
17 4 (0.22%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 4 (0.22%) vCloud
17 4 (0.22%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 69 (3.84%) Puppet
2 48 (2.67%) Opscode Chef
3 31 (1.72%) Ansible
4 27 (1.50%) SCCM
5 25 (1.39%) Tivoli
6 23 (1.28%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 22 (1.22%) Netcool
8 20 (1.11%) HP Quality Center
9 18 (1.00%) Grafana
10 15 (0.83%) Oracle RMAN
11 14 (0.78%) NetBackup
11 14 (0.78%) SCOM
12 12 (0.67%) Kubernetes
12 12 (0.67%) logstash
13 11 (0.61%) WSUS
14 9 (0.50%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
15 8 (0.44%) Data Guard
15 8 (0.44%) Kibana
15 8 (0.44%) McAfee ePO
15 8 (0.44%) vRealize
Vendors
1 520 (28.90%) Oracle
2 359 (19.96%) Microsoft
3 138 (7.67%) VMware
4 92 (5.11%) HP
5 73 (4.06%) Red Hat
6 68 (3.78%) Citrix
7 62 (3.45%) SAP
8 59 (3.28%) IBM
9 51 (2.83%) Tableau
10 35 (1.95%) Talend
11 30 (1.67%) Veritas
12 26 (1.45%) Informatica
13 25 (1.39%) Google
13 25 (1.39%) Remedy
14 23 (1.28%) Adobe
14 23 (1.28%) McAfee
14 23 (1.28%) ServiceNow
15 20 (1.11%) Splunk
15 20 (1.11%) webMethods
16 18 (1.00%) Cognos
Ventnor, Isle of Wight
IT Retail People Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Good rates and Opportunity
Posted: 2 days ago
Surrey
Proactive Appointments
Rate: £475 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Posted: 6 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 4 days ago
Sutton, Surrey
Capital IT Resourcing LTD
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Buckinghamshire
Nigel Frank International
Posted: 5 days ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Posted: 5 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Square One Resources
Rate: From £425 to £467 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
West Sussex
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: From £500 to £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Redhill, Surrey
LEXSTRA
Rate: £475 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Sopra Steria Recruitment
Rate: £Neg (Day Rate)
Posted: 4 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Northern Recruitment Group
Rate: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Hampshire
CPS Group UK
Rate: £390 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £349 - £501 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Portsmouth
Spectrum IT
Posted: 12 days ago
Oxfordshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £349 - £451 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £10 - £11 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Kent
Vivid Resourcing
Posted: 6 days ago
Crawley, West Sussex
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
South East
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £210 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Banbury, Oxfordshire
Hydrogen Group
Posted: 6 days ago
Middlesex
Gibbs
Rate: £0 - £475 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Rullion
Posted: 4 days ago
Hampshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Winchester, Hampshire
IBM Client Innovation Centre
Rate: From £25,070 to £57,300 per annum dependent on experience & assessment
Posted: 12 days ago
Southampton
University Hospital Southampton
Rate: £26,565 - £35,577 pa
Posted: 26 days ago
Horsham, West Sussex
Clearwater People Solutions
Rate: £200 - £275 Per Day
Posted: 2 days ago
Basingstoke
Spectrum IT
Posted: 24 days ago