Period
to 26 October 2020

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 6 months to 26 October 2020 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
6 months to
26 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 8 8 7
Rank change year-on-year 0 -1 0
Contract jobs citing SQL 415 1,804 1,965
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South East 11.57% 13.19% 11.91%
As % of the Programming Languages category 36.31% 36.58% 29.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 316 1,157 1,331
Median daily rate £463 £430 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.56% +2.38% +5.00%
10th Percentile £300 £300 £293
90th Percentile £605 £600 £570
England median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.39%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 44 33
Median hourly rate £35.00 £44.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.35% +4.71% +70.00%
10th Percentile £10.00 £18.00 £9.70
90th Percentile £62.03 £82.50 £56.86
England median hourly rate £35.00 £35.07 £27.50
% change year-on-year -0.19% +27.51% -1.79%

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 the South East with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 1,143 4,932 6,725
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 31.87% 36.05% 40.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 704 3,010 4,299
Median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +5.59%
10th Percentile £300 £313 £313
90th Percentile £597 £588 £575
England median daily rate £488 £488 £475
% change year-on-year - +2.63% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 75 158 193
Median hourly rate £42.50 £45.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.56% - -
10th Percentile £12.40 £20.65 £21.90
90th Percentile £60.25 £72.50 £53.50
Median hourly rate £35.00 £44.50 £42.27
% change year-on-year -21.35% +5.29% +5.66%

SQL
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing SQL as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for SQL in the South East

SQL
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing SQL in the South East.

Daily rate trend for SQL in the South East

SQL
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing SQL in the South East over the 6 months to 26 October 2020.

Daily rate histogram for SQL in the South East

SQL
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing SQL in the South East.

Hourly rate trend for SQL in the South East

SQL
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing SQL in the South East over the 6 months to 26 October 2020.

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 6 months to 26 October 2020. 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
Thames Valley 0 174 £450 - 114
Hampshire -4 123 £490 +8.89% 68
Berkshire -1 84 £450 - 48
Buckinghamshire +2 69 £475 +15.15% 31
West Sussex -2 44 £400 -3.32% 23
Surrey -1 37 £350 -22.22% 54
Oxfordshire +7 21 £375 -22.08% 35
Kent +3 13 £469 +20.97% 25
East Sussex -1 11 £463 +14.20% 21
Middlesex +4 2 £600 +54.84% 2
Sussex +3 2 £550 +12.82% 3
SQL
England

For the 6 months to 26 October 2020, 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 South East region with a requirement for SQL.

1 176 (42.41%) Oracle
2 108 (26.02%) Agile Software Development
3 93 (22.41%) PL/SQL
4 92 (22.17%) SQL Server
5 91 (21.93%) Azure
6 87 (20.96%) Security Cleared
7 83 (20.00%) Microsoft
8 76 (18.31%) SC Cleared
9 71 (17.11%) Java
10 70 (16.87%) Business Intelligence
11 65 (15.66%) C#
12 62 (14.94%) Python
13 60 (14.46%) Migration
14 59 (14.22%) .NET
14 59 (14.22%) ETL
15 58 (13.98%) JavaScript
15 58 (13.98%) Windows
15 58 (13.98%) DevOps
16 53 (12.77%) Finance
17 49 (11.81%) Data Modelling
18 47 (11.33%) Linux
19 46 (11.08%) XML
20 45 (10.84%) Data Warehouse
21 44 (10.60%) JIRA
22 43 (10.36%) T-SQL
22 43 (10.36%) Test Automation
23 38 (9.16%) PowerShell
23 38 (9.16%) Power Platform
24 37 (8.92%) Public Sector
24 37 (8.92%) Microsoft Excel

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 28 (6.75%) SharePoint
2 20 (4.82%) WebLogic
3 19 (4.58%) Apache Spark
4 15 (3.61%) WebSphere
5 13 (3.13%) Confluence
5 13 (3.13%) IIS
5 13 (3.13%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 9 (2.17%) CMS
7 8 (1.93%) BizTalk Server
8 6 (1.45%) Oracle Workflow
9 5 (1.20%) Apache
9 5 (1.20%) MS Exchange
9 5 (1.20%) Oracle Service Bus
9 5 (1.20%) Skype for Business
10 3 (0.72%) nginx
10 3 (0.72%) Tomcat
11 2 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2010
11 2 (0.48%) Moodle
11 2 (0.48%) NServiceBus
11 2 (0.48%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 37 (8.92%) Microsoft Excel
2 17 (4.10%) Microsoft Office
3 15 (3.61%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 7 (1.69%) SOLIDWORKS
5 5 (1.20%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.48%) SPSS
6 2 (0.48%) Windchill
7 1 (0.24%) Chatbot
7 1 (0.24%) Microsoft Project
7 1 (0.24%) Sketch
7 1 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 21 (5.06%) Maximo
2 18 (4.34%) Oracle EBS
3 11 (2.65%) Dynamics CRM
4 7 (1.69%) Oracle EBS R12
5 5 (1.20%) Oracle General Ledger
5 5 (1.20%) Oracle Payables
6 4 (0.96%) Oracle BPM
7 3 (0.72%) Oracle Assets
7 3 (0.72%) Oracle ERP
7 3 (0.72%) Oracle Payroll
7 3 (0.72%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 2 (0.48%) Oracle Cash Management
8 2 (0.48%) Oracle Financials
8 2 (0.48%) Oracle Receivables
8 2 (0.48%) Remedy ITSM
8 2 (0.48%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
8 2 (0.48%) Teamcenter
9 1 (0.24%) Oracle iSupplier
9 1 (0.24%) SAP FI-CA
9 1 (0.24%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 91 (21.93%) Azure
2 38 (9.16%) Power Platform
3 27 (6.51%) AWS
4 13 (3.13%) Azure Data Factory
5 11 (2.65%) Office 365
6 8 (1.93%) Azure Active Directory
6 8 (1.93%) SaaS
7 7 (1.69%) Dynamics 365
7 7 (1.69%) GitHub
7 7 (1.69%) IaaS
7 7 (1.69%) Serverless
8 6 (1.45%) AWS CloudFormation
8 6 (1.45%) GCP
9 4 (0.96%) Amazon GuardDuty
9 4 (0.96%) AWS Lambda
9 4 (0.96%) PaaS
10 3 (0.72%) Azure Functions
10 3 (0.72%) Cloud Computing
10 3 (0.72%) Logic Apps
10 3 (0.72%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 21 (5.06%) DNS
2 17 (4.10%) DHCP
3 9 (2.17%) Wi-Fi
4 6 (1.45%) Skype
5 5 (1.20%) Firewall
6 4 (0.96%) Internet
6 4 (0.96%) SNMP
6 4 (0.96%) TCP/IP
7 3 (0.72%) Cisco IOS
7 3 (0.72%) Kerberos
7 3 (0.72%) SAN
7 3 (0.72%) WAN
8 2 (0.48%) HTTP
8 2 (0.48%) IPFIX
8 2 (0.48%) SMTP
8 2 (0.48%) SSL
9 1 (0.24%) LTE
9 1 (0.24%) MPLS
9 1 (0.24%) VPN
9 1 (0.24%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 92 (22.17%) SQL Server
2 45 (10.84%) Data Warehouse
3 36 (8.67%) Power BI
4 34 (8.19%) Big Data
5 33 (7.95%) Oracle Database
6 29 (6.99%) PostgreSQL
7 27 (6.51%) Relational Database
8 23 (5.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 21 (5.06%) MySQL
10 19 (4.58%) Oracle Reports
10 19 (4.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 19 (4.58%) Tableau
11 18 (4.34%) Hadoop
11 18 (4.34%) NoSQL
12 13 (3.13%) Oracle Database 12c
13 12 (2.89%) Oracle Database 11g
14 11 (2.65%) Azure SQL Database
14 11 (2.65%) DB2
14 11 (2.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 10 (2.41%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 44 (10.60%) JIRA
2 30 (7.23%) Selenium
3 29 (6.99%) Jenkins
4 20 (4.82%) Git (software)
5 16 (3.86%) Cucumber
5 16 (3.86%) Oracle APEX
5 16 (3.86%) Visual Studio
6 13 (3.13%) Bitbucket
7 12 (2.89%) Subversion
8 11 (2.65%) Oracle Forms
9 10 (2.41%) Ant
10 9 (2.17%) PVCS
11 8 (1.93%) Eclipse
11 8 (1.93%) Team Foundation Server
12 7 (1.69%) JMeter
13 6 (1.45%) CA Gen
14 5 (1.20%) GitLab
14 5 (1.20%) Toad
15 4 (0.96%) Maven
15 4 (0.96%) TeamCity
General
1 53 (12.77%) Finance
2 37 (8.92%) Public Sector
3 14 (3.37%) Retail
4 10 (2.41%) Manufacturing
4 10 (2.41%) Telecoms
5 7 (1.69%) Aerospace
5 7 (1.69%) Banking
6 5 (1.20%) Financial Institution
6 5 (1.20%) Marketing
7 4 (0.96%) Electronics
7 4 (0.96%) Law
8 3 (0.72%) Billing
8 3 (0.72%) Games
8 3 (0.72%) General Ledger
9 2 (0.48%) Automotive
9 2 (0.48%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.24%) Back Office
10 1 (0.24%) Front Office
10 1 (0.24%) Legal
10 1 (0.24%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 116 (27.95%) Developer
2 58 (13.98%) Analyst
3 31 (7.47%) Architect
4 24 (5.78%) DBA
5 23 (5.54%) Consultant
6 21 (5.06%) Data Engineer
7 19 (4.58%) Applications Support
8 18 (4.34%) SQL Developer
9 17 (4.10%) Maximo Developer
10 16 (3.86%) .NET Developer
10 16 (3.86%) Oracle Developer
11 15 (3.61%) SQL DBA
12 14 (3.37%) Solutions Architect
13 13 (3.13%) Test Analyst
14 12 (2.89%) Data Analyst
15 11 (2.65%) Software Engineer
16 10 (2.41%) Data Architect
16 10 (2.41%) Data Manager
16 10 (2.41%) Oracle Specialist
16 10 (2.41%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (14.22%) .NET
2 46 (11.08%) XML
3 28 (6.75%) CSS
4 26 (6.27%) HTML
4 26 (6.27%) REST
5 23 (5.54%) SOAP
6 22 (5.30%) Web Services
7 20 (4.82%) .NET Framework
8 18 (4.34%) ASP.NET
8 18 (4.34%) RESTful
9 16 (3.86%) React
10 15 (3.61%) Spring
11 14 (3.37%) J2EE
12 12 (2.89%) AngularJS
12 12 (2.89%) Middleware
13 9 (2.17%) LDAP
14 8 (1.93%) JSON
14 8 (1.93%) Node.js
14 8 (1.93%) Spring Boot
14 8 (1.93%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 27 (6.51%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (2.89%) Data Centre
2 12 (2.89%) Greenfield Project
3 11 (2.65%) Data Structures
4 8 (1.93%) Management Information System
4 8 (1.93%) NHS
4 8 (1.93%) Replication
5 7 (1.69%) Clustering
5 7 (1.69%) Digital Signage
6 6 (1.45%) Cloud Native
6 6 (1.45%) CMDB
6 6 (1.45%) PKI
7 5 (1.20%) Algorithms
7 5 (1.20%) Linux Command Line
8 4 (0.96%) Client/Server
8 4 (0.96%) Fat Client
8 4 (0.96%) Thin Client
9 3 (0.72%) Driving Licence
9 3 (0.72%) Mainframe
9 3 (0.72%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 58 (13.98%) Windows
2 47 (11.33%) Linux
3 30 (7.23%) Unix
4 29 (6.99%) Windows Server
5 9 (2.17%) OpenVMS
5 9 (2.17%) SUSE
6 7 (1.69%) AIX
6 7 (1.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 6 (1.45%) Apple iOS
7 6 (1.45%) Oracle Linux
8 5 (1.20%) Windows 10
8 5 (1.20%) Windows Server 2019
9 4 (0.96%) Windows 7
9 4 (0.96%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (0.72%) Windows Server 2003
10 3 (0.72%) Windows Server 2008
11 2 (0.48%) Android
11 2 (0.48%) CentOS
11 2 (0.48%) Ubuntu
11 2 (0.48%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 108 (26.02%) Agile Software Development
2 70 (16.87%) Business Intelligence
3 60 (14.46%) Migration
4 59 (14.22%) ETL
5 58 (13.98%) DevOps
6 49 (11.81%) Data Modelling
7 43 (10.36%) Test Automation
8 30 (7.23%) Performance Tuning
9 28 (6.75%) ITIL
9 28 (6.75%) Software Engineering
10 27 (6.51%) Analytics
11 26 (6.27%) Problem-Solving
12 24 (5.78%) Test Scripting
13 23 (5.54%) CRM
13 23 (5.54%) Scrum
14 20 (4.82%) BDD
14 20 (4.82%) Continuous Integration
14 20 (4.82%) Project Management
15 19 (4.58%) SOA
16 18 (4.34%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 93 (22.41%) PL/SQL
2 71 (17.11%) Java
3 65 (15.66%) C#
4 62 (14.94%) Python
5 58 (13.98%) JavaScript
6 43 (10.36%) T-SQL
7 38 (9.16%) PowerShell
8 17 (4.10%) C
9 16 (3.86%) C++
10 14 (3.37%) Scala
11 11 (2.65%) Shell Script
12 9 (2.17%) Perl
12 9 (2.17%) R
13 8 (1.93%) Fortran
13 8 (1.93%) PHP
14 6 (1.45%) Bash Shell
14 6 (1.45%) TypeScript
14 6 (1.45%) VB
14 6 (1.45%) VB.NET
14 6 (1.45%) VBA
Qualifications
1 87 (20.96%) Security Cleared
2 76 (18.31%) SC Cleared
3 19 (4.58%) Degree
4 16 (3.86%) DV Cleared
5 9 (2.17%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (0.96%) MCAD
7 3 (0.72%) ISEB
7 3 (0.72%) ISTQB
7 3 (0.72%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 2 (0.48%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (0.48%) Computer Science Degree
8 2 (0.48%) DBS Check
8 2 (0.48%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (0.48%) MCITP
8 2 (0.48%) MCPD
8 2 (0.48%) MCSA
8 2 (0.48%) MCSE
8 2 (0.48%) PhD
9 1 (0.24%) Numerate Degree
9 1 (0.24%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (3.61%) QA
2 14 (3.37%) GDPR
3 11 (2.65%) SLA
4 7 (1.69%) Data Quality
5 4 (0.96%) HL7
6 2 (0.48%) IFRS
6 2 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 2 (0.48%) NCSC
6 2 (0.48%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.48%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.24%) DICOM
7 1 (0.24%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 33 (7.95%) Active Directory
2 21 (5.06%) Docker
3 17 (4.10%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (2.41%) Hyper-V
5 7 (1.69%) HDFS
6 6 (1.45%) Microsoft App-V
6 6 (1.45%) Oracle RAC
7 3 (0.72%) RACF
8 2 (0.48%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (0.48%) vSphere
9 1 (0.24%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 1 (0.24%) Citrix Hypervisor
9 1 (0.24%) PowerDNS
9 1 (0.24%) Terminal Server
9 1 (0.24%) vCloud
9 1 (0.24%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 17 (4.10%) Terraform
2 16 (3.86%) Kubernetes
3 11 (2.65%) Ansible
3 11 (2.65%) Puppet
4 10 (2.41%) SCCM
5 8 (1.93%) SCOM
6 5 (1.20%) Data Guard
6 5 (1.20%) HP Quality Center
6 5 (1.20%) Oracle RMAN
7 4 (0.96%) HAProxy
7 4 (0.96%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 4 (0.96%) Single Sign-On
8 3 (0.72%) Failover Clustering
8 3 (0.72%) Foglight
8 3 (0.72%) Microsoft Clustering
8 3 (0.72%) Microsoft Intune
9 2 (0.48%) Ambari
9 2 (0.48%) SolarWinds Orion
9 2 (0.48%) WSUS
9 2 (0.48%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 176 (42.41%) Oracle
2 83 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 28 (6.75%) VMware
4 19 (4.58%) SAP
5 15 (3.61%) IBM
6 11 (2.65%) Talend
7 9 (2.17%) Databricks
8 8 (1.93%) Hyperion
9 7 (1.69%) Baan
9 7 (1.69%) Concur
9 7 (1.69%) Red Hat
9 7 (1.69%) Salesforce.com
9 7 (1.69%) Tripwire
10 6 (1.45%) BEA
10 6 (1.45%) Cisco
10 6 (1.45%) Cloudera
10 6 (1.45%) webMethods
11 5 (1.20%) TIBCO
12 4 (0.96%) Snow
12 4 (0.96%) Sybase