Period
to 22 February 2018

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 22 February 2018 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
22 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 7 8 8
Rank change year-on-year +1 0 -1
Contract jobs citing SQL 1,984 1,785 2,307
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 11.79% 11.49% 12.59%
As % of the Programming Languages category 32.66% 34.23% 36.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,259 1,169 1,534
South East median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £299 £261 £257
90th Percentile £565 £525 £513
England median daily rate £438 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +9.38% - +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 50 60
South East median hourly rate £40.00 £34.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.65% -2.86% +27.27%
10th Percentile £8.00 £14.94 £13.95
90th Percentile £48.13 £46.15 £52.13
England median hourly rate £27.50 £33.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year -17.91% +3.08% +19.27%

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 6,074 5,214 6,237
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 36.11% 33.55% 34.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,717 3,150 3,941
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +5.63%
10th Percentile £300 £275 £263
90th Percentile £575 £538 £520
England median daily rate £475 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +11.76% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 145 187 261
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £41.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.76% +2.50% +14.29%
10th Percentile £19.53 £15.00 £14.75
90th Percentile £51.00 £55.40 £55.00
England median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +11.94%

SQL
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing SQL as a percentage 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

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 6 months to 22 February 2018.

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 6 months to 22 February 2018.

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 6 months to 22 February 2018. 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 +2 882 £400 - 338
Berkshire +2 437 £388 -1.90% 156
Surrey +2 405 £450 +5.88% 99
Hampshire -4 333 £400 +3.23% 192
Buckinghamshire +8 229 £338 -3.57% 84
Oxfordshire -2 214 £444 +4.41% 98
West Sussex -6 114 £410 -0.18% 66
East Sussex +6 97 £375 -6.25% 33
Kent -5 94 £350 - 52
Middlesex -2 23 £425 +13.33% 2
Sussex -1 4 £275 -21.43% 1
Home Counties +2 2 £368 -
SQL
England

For the 6 months to 22 February 2018, 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.

1 549 (27.67%) Oracle
2 535 (26.97%) Agile Software Development
3 504 (25.40%) SQL Server
4 472 (23.79%) Java
5 394 (19.86%) JavaScript
6 357 (17.99%) C#
7 353 (17.79%) Microsoft
8 347 (17.49%) Finance
9 346 (17.44%) .NET
10 332 (16.73%) Linux
11 290 (14.62%) Unix
12 286 (14.42%) HTML
13 280 (14.11%) Windows
14 271 (13.66%) Web Services
15 269 (13.56%) Analytical Skills
16 247 (12.45%) XML
17 241 (12.15%) Business Intelligence
18 230 (11.59%) CSS
19 217 (10.94%) MVC
19 217 (10.94%) PL/SQL
20 207 (10.43%) Microsoft Azure
21 201 (10.13%) AngularJS
22 192 (9.68%) REST
23 183 (9.22%) Test Automation
24 179 (9.02%) Scrum
25 177 (8.92%) Relational Database
26 176 (8.87%) ETL
27 175 (8.82%) Migration
28 172 (8.67%) T-SQL
29 169 (8.52%) jQuery

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 71 (3.58%) Apache Spark
2 66 (3.33%) Apache
2 66 (3.33%) SAS
3 65 (3.28%) SharePoint
4 60 (3.02%) Confluence
5 52 (2.62%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 48 (2.42%) IIS
7 47 (2.37%) WebLogic
8 39 (1.97%) Tomcat
9 38 (1.92%) JBoss
10 34 (1.71%) GlassFish
11 33 (1.66%) Liferay
12 31 (1.56%) Elasticsearch
13 25 (1.26%) BizTalk Server
14 23 (1.16%) Apache Pig
15 21 (1.06%) WebSphere
16 19 (0.96%) Cloud Foundry
17 18 (0.91%) CMS
18 17 (0.86%) MS Exchange
18 17 (0.86%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 126 (6.35%) Microsoft Excel
2 58 (2.92%) MS Visio
3 57 (2.87%) Microsoft Office
4 18 (0.91%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 12 (0.60%) Microsoft Project
6 11 (0.55%) SPSS
7 4 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.20%) Stata
8 3 (0.15%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 3 (0.15%) InDesign
8 3 (0.15%) Photoshop
9 2 (0.10%) Fireworks
9 2 (0.10%) Pipeline Pilot
10 1 (0.050%) GNU Octave
Business Applications
1 36 (1.81%) Oracle BPM
2 27 (1.36%) Dynamics CRM
3 15 (0.76%) Oracle EBS
3 15 (0.76%) SAP MM
4 14 (0.71%) Dynamics AX
5 13 (0.66%) Maximo
6 12 (0.60%) Markit EDM
6 12 (0.60%) Oracle Financials
7 11 (0.55%) Oracle Receivables
8 9 (0.45%) Dynamics GP
8 9 (0.45%) Oracle EBS R12
8 9 (0.45%) Sonata
9 8 (0.40%) BusinessWorks
10 6 (0.30%) FastStats
10 6 (0.30%) SAP APO
10 6 (0.30%) SAP S/4HANA
11 5 (0.25%) Adobe Campaign
11 5 (0.25%) Oracle Cash Management
11 5 (0.25%) Oracle ERP
11 5 (0.25%) SAP CO
Cloud Services
1 207 (10.43%) Microsoft Azure
2 135 (6.80%) Amazon AWS
3 51 (2.57%) Office 365
4 38 (1.92%) PaaS
5 37 (1.86%) IaaS
6 34 (1.71%) Cloud Computing
7 21 (1.06%) SaaS
8 16 (0.81%) Google Cloud Platform
9 14 (0.71%) GitHub
9 14 (0.71%) Salesforce Service Cloud
10 11 (0.55%) npm
10 11 (0.55%) OpenShift
11 9 (0.45%) Azure Active Directory
12 8 (0.40%) Amazon EC2
12 8 (0.40%) Azure Data Factory
12 8 (0.40%) Slack
13 7 (0.35%) Dynamics 365
14 6 (0.30%) Sauce Labs
15 5 (0.25%) Firebase
15 5 (0.25%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 65 (3.28%) Firewall
2 42 (2.12%) TCP/IP
3 41 (2.07%) HTTP
4 39 (1.97%) Internet
5 37 (1.86%) SSL
6 29 (1.46%) SAN
7 23 (1.16%) DNS
8 21 (1.06%) SMS
9 20 (1.01%) FTP
10 15 (0.76%) DHCP
10 15 (0.76%) Network Security
10 15 (0.76%) SMTP
11 13 (0.66%) WAN
12 12 (0.60%) NAS
12 12 (0.60%) VPN
13 11 (0.55%) Cisco ISE
14 10 (0.50%) AMQP
14 10 (0.50%) VoIP
14 10 (0.50%) VoLTE
15 9 (0.45%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 504 (25.40%) SQL Server
2 177 (8.92%) Relational Database
3 162 (8.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 142 (7.16%) Data Warehouse
5 138 (6.96%) Oracle Database
6 118 (5.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 94 (4.74%) Hadoop
8 92 (4.64%) NoSQL
9 88 (4.44%) Big Data
10 83 (4.18%) MySQL
11 75 (3.78%) PostgreSQL
12 72 (3.63%) Power BI
13 71 (3.58%) MongoDB
14 67 (3.38%) SQL Server 2008
15 66 (3.33%) Oracle Database 12c
16 55 (2.77%) SQL Server 2012
17 52 (2.62%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 51 (2.57%) SQL Server 2016
19 50 (2.52%) Apache Hive
20 46 (2.32%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 157 (7.91%) Git (software)
2 131 (6.60%) Selenium
3 111 (5.59%) Jenkins
4 107 (5.39%) Team Foundation Server
5 105 (5.29%) JIRA
6 100 (5.04%) JUnit
7 88 (4.44%) Visual Studio
8 84 (4.23%) Maven
9 64 (3.23%) Eclipse
10 58 (2.92%) Subversion
11 53 (2.67%) Cucumber
12 49 (2.47%) Ant
13 47 (2.37%) SoapUI
14 39 (1.97%) Mockito
15 34 (1.71%) IntelliJ
16 31 (1.56%) NUnit
17 29 (1.46%) WebDriver
18 24 (1.21%) Gradle
19 23 (1.16%) Bitbucket
19 23 (1.16%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 347 (17.49%) Finance
2 88 (4.44%) Telecoms
3 71 (3.58%) Banking
3 71 (3.58%) Marketing
4 35 (1.76%) Retail
5 22 (1.11%) Manufacturing
5 22 (1.11%) Publishing
6 17 (0.86%) Financial Institution
7 15 (0.76%) Electronics
8 14 (0.71%) Legal
8 14 (0.71%) Pharmaceutical
9 12 (0.60%) Advertising
9 12 (0.60%) Billing
10 9 (0.45%) Back Office
10 9 (0.45%) Retail Banking
11 7 (0.35%) Games
12 5 (0.25%) Corporate Banking
12 5 (0.25%) Investment Banking
12 5 (0.25%) Military
13 4 (0.20%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 877 (44.20%) Developer
2 361 (18.20%) Analyst
3 225 (11.34%) Java Developer
4 220 (11.09%) SQL Developer
5 172 (8.67%) .NET Developer
6 120 (6.05%) Architect
7 117 (5.90%) Consultant
8 111 (5.59%) C# Developer
9 90 (4.54%) C# .NET Developer
10 87 (4.39%) Data Analyst
11 68 (3.43%) Business Analyst
12 66 (3.33%) DBA
12 66 (3.33%) Oracle Developer
13 65 (3.28%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
14 62 (3.13%) Senior Developer
15 56 (2.82%) SQL Analyst
16 55 (2.77%) Systems Analyst
17 52 (2.62%) Business Intelligence Developer
18 51 (2.57%) Test Analyst
19 50 (2.52%) ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 346 (17.44%) .NET
2 286 (14.42%) HTML
3 271 (13.66%) Web Services
4 247 (12.45%) XML
5 230 (11.59%) CSS
6 201 (10.13%) AngularJS
7 192 (9.68%) REST
8 169 (8.52%) jQuery
9 163 (8.22%) ASP.NET
10 151 (7.61%) SOAP
10 151 (7.61%) Spring
11 113 (5.70%) HTML5
11 113 (5.70%) RESTful
12 105 (5.29%) JSON
13 88 (4.44%) ASP.NET Web API
14 87 (4.39%) .NET Framework
15 80 (4.03%) ASP.NET MVC
16 78 (3.93%) React
17 71 (3.58%) J2EE
18 70 (3.53%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 269 (13.56%) Analytical Skills
2 60 (3.02%) Computer Science
3 59 (2.97%) Enterprise Software
4 44 (2.22%) Greenfield Project
5 42 (2.12%) Management Information System
6 30 (1.51%) User Experience
7 29 (1.46%) Clustering
8 28 (1.41%) Replication
9 27 (1.36%) Client/Server
10 24 (1.21%) Data Structures
10 24 (1.21%) Mobile App
11 21 (1.06%) Algorithms
11 21 (1.06%) Virtual Team
12 16 (0.81%) Data Centre
12 16 (0.81%) Derivative
13 15 (0.76%) N-Tier
13 15 (0.76%) Public Cloud
14 12 (0.60%) Private Cloud
14 12 (0.60%) Smart Meter
15 11 (0.55%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 332 (16.73%) Linux
2 290 (14.62%) Unix
3 280 (14.11%) Windows
4 96 (4.84%) Windows Server
5 57 (2.87%) Windows Server 2012
6 52 (2.62%) Windows Server 2008
7 38 (1.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 23 (1.16%) Android
8 23 (1.16%) Ubuntu
9 20 (1.01%) Windows Server 2003
10 18 (0.91%) Apple iOS
11 17 (0.86%) AIX
11 17 (0.86%) Windows Vista
12 15 (0.76%) Windows 10
13 14 (0.71%) Solaris
14 12 (0.60%) Windows 7
15 11 (0.55%) Debian
16 10 (0.50%) Mac OS X
17 8 (0.40%) SUSE
18 7 (0.35%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 535 (26.97%) Agile Software Development
2 241 (12.15%) Business Intelligence
3 217 (10.94%) MVC
4 183 (9.22%) Test Automation
5 179 (9.02%) Scrum
6 176 (8.87%) ETL
7 175 (8.82%) Migration
8 163 (8.22%) TDD
9 143 (7.21%) Data Modelling
10 139 (7.01%) Data Analysis
11 136 (6.85%) Unit Testing
12 127 (6.40%) DevOps
13 117 (5.90%) Analytics
14 104 (5.24%) Continuous Integration
15 100 (5.04%) SDLC
16 95 (4.79%) Data Migration
17 88 (4.44%) Data Management
18 84 (4.23%) ITIL
18 84 (4.23%) Workflow
19 82 (4.13%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 472 (23.79%) Java
2 394 (19.86%) JavaScript
3 357 (17.99%) C#
4 217 (10.94%) PL/SQL
5 172 (8.67%) T-SQL
6 164 (8.27%) Python
7 93 (4.69%) PowerShell
8 89 (4.49%) Shell Script
9 65 (3.28%) VB.NET
10 58 (2.92%) PHP
11 54 (2.72%) C++
12 47 (2.37%) C
12 47 (2.37%) Scala
13 42 (2.12%) Perl
14 36 (1.81%) VBA
15 34 (1.71%) R
16 28 (1.41%) VB
17 27 (1.36%) Bash Shell
18 25 (1.26%) Ruby
18 25 (1.26%) XPath
Qualifications
1 153 (7.71%) Security Cleared
2 144 (7.26%) Degree
3 96 (4.84%) SC Cleared
4 64 (3.23%) DV Cleared
5 38 (1.92%) ISTQB
6 37 (1.86%) Microsoft Certification
7 28 (1.41%) Computer Science Degree
8 26 (1.31%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 20 (1.01%) ISEB
10 18 (0.91%) MCSE
11 12 (0.60%) CISSP
11 12 (0.60%) Numerate Degree
12 10 (0.50%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 10 (0.50%) MCITP
13 9 (0.45%) BPSS Clearance
14 8 (0.40%) GCIA
14 8 (0.40%) GSEC
14 8 (0.40%) MCSA
14 8 (0.40%) PMI Certification
15 5 (0.25%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 105 (5.29%) QA
2 68 (3.43%) Data Quality
3 42 (2.12%) SLA
4 32 (1.61%) GDPR
5 12 (0.60%) GCP
5 12 (0.60%) PMO
6 10 (0.50%) RosettaNet
7 9 (0.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 6 (0.30%) GxP
9 4 (0.20%) Disclosure Scotland
9 4 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 4 (0.20%) PCI DSS
10 2 (0.10%) GAMP
11 1 (0.050%) HL7
11 1 (0.050%) IFRS
11 1 (0.050%) IFRS 9
11 1 (0.050%) PSD2
System Software
1 125 (6.30%) Active Directory
2 80 (4.03%) Docker
3 74 (3.73%) VMware Infrastructure
4 31 (1.56%) Hyper-V
5 28 (1.41%) VMware ESXi
6 27 (1.36%) Virtual Machines
7 24 (1.21%) Apache Flume
7 24 (1.21%) HDFS
8 20 (1.01%) vSphere
9 13 (0.66%) Oracle RAC
10 12 (0.60%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 11 (0.55%) Virtual Servers
12 8 (0.40%) VMware Workstation
13 7 (0.35%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 5 (0.25%) XenApp
15 4 (0.20%) Veritas Cluster Server
15 4 (0.20%) Veritas File System
16 3 (0.15%) NFS
16 3 (0.15%) Terminal Server
16 3 (0.15%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 92 (4.64%) Puppet
2 57 (2.87%) Opscode Chef
3 53 (2.67%) Ansible
4 40 (2.02%) SCCM
5 33 (1.66%) SCOM
6 27 (1.36%) HP Quality Center
7 23 (1.16%) Kibana
8 21 (1.06%) Grafana
9 12 (0.60%) Hadoop YARN
9 12 (0.60%) Netcool
9 12 (0.60%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 11 (0.55%) Oozie
11 10 (0.50%) OVSD
12 9 (0.45%) Data Guard
12 9 (0.45%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
12 9 (0.45%) NetBackup
12 9 (0.45%) Terraform
13 8 (0.40%) Host Intrusion Detection System
13 8 (0.40%) SCSM
13 8 (0.40%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 549 (27.67%) Oracle
2 353 (17.79%) Microsoft
3 117 (5.90%) HP
4 114 (5.75%) VMware
5 92 (4.64%) SAP
6 72 (3.63%) Tableau
7 45 (2.27%) Salesforce.com
8 44 (2.22%) IBM
9 41 (2.07%) Red Hat
10 40 (2.02%) Cisco
10 40 (2.02%) webMethods
11 39 (1.97%) Citrix
12 31 (1.56%) Cloudera
13 29 (1.46%) Talend
14 26 (1.31%) Cognos
15 25 (1.26%) McAfee
16 20 (1.01%) Adobe
17 16 (0.81%) Google
17 16 (0.81%) Lumension
17 16 (0.81%) SolarWinds