Period
to 22 November 2017

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 November 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
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 7 7 8
Rank change year-on-year 0 +1 -1
Contract jobs citing SQL 1936 2073 2505
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 11.50% 12.40% 13.08%
As % of the Programming Languages category 32.70% 35.15% 37.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 1276 1325 1600
South East median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £251 £263 £250
90th Percentile £550 £513 £500
England median daily rate £438 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +9.38% - +6.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 62 61
South East median hourly rate £25.00 £37.25 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -32.89% +14.62% +30.00%
10th Percentile £10.75 £18.63 £15.00
90th Percentile £54.50 £45.00 £47.50
England median hourly rate £27.50 £28.00 £27.78
% change year-on-year -1.79% +0.79% +11.12%

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 5921 5897 6633
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 35.16% 35.27% 34.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 3679 3601 4116
South East median daily rate £413 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £300 £275 £263
90th Percentile £550 £538 £500
England median daily rate £462 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +8.71% +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 166 219 249
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.50% +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £18.50 £14.49 £15.00
90th Percentile £51.88 £54.10 £50.00
England median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.45
% change year-on-year +6.67% +0.13% +21.79%

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 November 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 6 months to 22 November 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 6 months to 22 November 2017. 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 -1 893 £400 +3.90% 175
Berkshire -1 440 £390 +4.00% 80
Surrey -2 339 £450 +12.50% 72
Hampshire -4 338 £375 +7.14% 109
Buckinghamshire +1 240 £350 -3.45% 42
Oxfordshire -1 211 £425 - 53
West Sussex +5 118 £375 -6.25% 26
East Sussex +8 94 £375 -6.25% 35
Kent -6 91 £350 -3.45% 13
Middlesex -3 23 £425 +8.97% 2
Sussex -10 3 £275 -21.43% 2
Isle of Wight -1 2 £157 -41.77%
SQL
England

For the 6 months to 22 November 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.

1 596 (30.79%) SQL Server
2 578 (29.86%) Agile Software Development
3 478 (24.69%) Oracle
4 434 (22.42%) Java
5 390 (20.14%) .NET
6 384 (19.83%) Microsoft
7 378 (19.52%) C#
8 376 (19.42%) JavaScript
9 323 (16.68%) Finance
10 315 (16.27%) Linux
11 301 (15.55%) Windows
12 293 (15.13%) Unix
13 292 (15.08%) HTML
14 284 (14.67%) Web Services
15 248 (12.81%) Analytical Skills
16 242 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
17 237 (12.24%) CSS
18 225 (11.62%) XML
19 224 (11.57%) T-SQL
20 223 (11.52%) ETL
21 221 (11.42%) MVC
22 212 (10.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
23 210 (10.85%) Data Warehouse
24 202 (10.43%) Migration
25 186 (9.61%) Scrum
25 186 (9.61%) Microsoft Azure
26 182 (9.40%) REST
27 178 (9.19%) PL/SQL
28 174 (8.99%) TDD
29 173 (8.94%) ASP.NET

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 75 (3.87%) Apache
2 74 (3.82%) Apache Spark
3 69 (3.56%) IIS
4 66 (3.41%) SAS
5 58 (3.00%) Tomcat
6 54 (2.79%) JBoss
7 53 (2.74%) Confluence
8 51 (2.63%) SharePoint
9 45 (2.32%) WebLogic
10 38 (1.96%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 28 (1.45%) BizTalk Server
11 28 (1.45%) WebSphere
12 23 (1.19%) Elasticsearch
13 20 (1.03%) MS Exchange
14 19 (0.98%) Cloud Foundry
14 19 (0.98%) Oracle Workflow
15 15 (0.77%) GlassFish
16 14 (0.72%) CMS
16 14 (0.72%) Drupal
17 13 (0.67%) Liferay
Applications
1 129 (6.66%) Microsoft Excel
2 59 (3.05%) Microsoft Office
3 40 (2.07%) MS Visio
4 14 (0.72%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 8 (0.41%) Microsoft Project
6 7 (0.36%) SPSS
7 5 (0.26%) Stata
8 2 (0.10%) Fireworks
9 1 (0.052%) GNU Octave
9 1 (0.052%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.052%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 35 (1.81%) Oracle BPM
2 21 (1.08%) Dynamics CRM
3 17 (0.88%) Oracle EBS R12
4 16 (0.83%) SAP MM
5 14 (0.72%) Oracle Receivables
6 13 (0.67%) Oracle EBS
7 10 (0.52%) Dynamics AX
7 10 (0.52%) Sonata
8 9 (0.46%) Oracle Financials
8 9 (0.46%) SAP CRM
9 8 (0.41%) Dynamics GP
9 8 (0.41%) Maximo
10 7 (0.36%) Markit EDM
10 7 (0.36%) Oracle TCA
10 7 (0.36%) SAP APO
11 6 (0.31%) BusinessWorks
11 6 (0.31%) FastStats
11 6 (0.31%) Magento
12 5 (0.26%) Cognos TM1
12 5 (0.26%) Lawson
Cloud Services
1 186 (9.61%) Microsoft Azure
2 134 (6.92%) Amazon AWS
3 44 (2.27%) Office 365
4 41 (2.12%) PaaS
5 38 (1.96%) IaaS
6 23 (1.19%) Cloud Computing
7 22 (1.14%) GitHub
8 21 (1.08%) Amazon EC2
9 18 (0.93%) SaaS
10 11 (0.57%) OpenShift
10 11 (0.57%) Serverless
11 10 (0.52%) Azure Active Directory
11 10 (0.52%) Google Cloud Platform
12 9 (0.46%) AWS Lambda
12 9 (0.46%) npm
13 8 (0.41%) Amazon ELB
13 8 (0.41%) Azure Data Factory
13 8 (0.41%) Sauce Labs
14 7 (0.36%) BlazeMeter
15 6 (0.31%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 72 (3.72%) Firewall
2 44 (2.27%) Internet
3 38 (1.96%) TCP/IP
4 34 (1.76%) HTTP
5 31 (1.60%) SSL
6 30 (1.55%) SAN
7 27 (1.39%) DNS
8 20 (1.03%) LDAP
9 19 (0.98%) Network Security
10 16 (0.83%) FTP
10 16 (0.83%) LAN
10 16 (0.83%) WAN
11 15 (0.77%) DHCP
12 14 (0.72%) SMS
13 13 (0.67%) SMTP
13 13 (0.67%) SSH
14 12 (0.62%) Cisco ISE
15 11 (0.57%) AMQP
16 10 (0.52%) VoIP
16 10 (0.52%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 596 (30.79%) SQL Server
2 212 (10.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 210 (10.85%) Data Warehouse
4 147 (7.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 146 (7.54%) Relational Database
6 120 (6.20%) Oracle Database
7 103 (5.32%) Hadoop
8 95 (4.91%) MySQL
9 94 (4.86%) Big Data
10 91 (4.70%) SQL Server 2008
11 83 (4.29%) NoSQL
12 73 (3.77%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 69 (3.56%) PostgreSQL
14 61 (3.15%) MongoDB
15 57 (2.94%) DB2
15 57 (2.94%) SQL Server 2012
16 54 (2.79%) RDBMS
17 52 (2.69%) Oracle Reports
18 51 (2.63%) Oracle Database 12c
19 50 (2.58%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 170 (8.78%) Git (software)
2 145 (7.49%) Jenkins
3 124 (6.40%) Team Foundation Server
4 114 (5.89%) JIRA
5 99 (5.11%) Selenium
6 92 (4.75%) Visual Studio
7 89 (4.60%) Maven
8 81 (4.18%) JUnit
9 66 (3.41%) Subversion
10 63 (3.25%) Eclipse
11 52 (2.69%) Cucumber
12 35 (1.81%) SoapUI
12 35 (1.81%) Talend Open Studio
13 34 (1.76%) Ant
14 32 (1.65%) IntelliJ
15 31 (1.60%) NUnit
16 28 (1.45%) Gradle
17 22 (1.14%) JMeter
17 22 (1.14%) Mockito
17 22 (1.14%) SpecFlow
General
1 323 (16.68%) Finance
2 79 (4.08%) Banking
2 79 (4.08%) Telecoms
3 55 (2.84%) Marketing
3 55 (2.84%) Retail
4 40 (2.07%) Publishing
5 17 (0.88%) Legal
6 16 (0.83%) Manufacturing
6 16 (0.83%) Pharmaceutical
7 13 (0.67%) Electronics
7 13 (0.67%) Financial Institution
8 12 (0.62%) Billing
9 11 (0.57%) Advertising
10 10 (0.52%) Back Office
11 7 (0.36%) Automotive
11 7 (0.36%) Corporate Banking
11 7 (0.36%) Investment Banking
11 7 (0.36%) Retail Banking
12 6 (0.31%) Local Government
12 6 (0.31%) Military
Job Titles
1 873 (45.09%) Developer
2 340 (17.56%) Analyst
3 250 (12.91%) SQL Developer
4 196 (10.12%) .NET Developer
5 178 (9.19%) Java Developer
6 115 (5.94%) C# Developer
7 113 (5.84%) Architect
8 106 (5.48%) Consultant
9 93 (4.80%) Data Analyst
10 88 (4.55%) C# .NET Developer
11 72 (3.72%) Oracle Developer
12 69 (3.56%) DBA
13 65 (3.36%) Senior Developer
14 64 (3.31%) Administrator
14 64 (3.31%) Tester
15 58 (3.00%) Business Intelligence Developer
16 57 (2.94%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
17 56 (2.89%) SQL Analyst
18 50 (2.58%) SQL Server Developer
19 45 (2.32%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 390 (20.14%) .NET
2 292 (15.08%) HTML
3 284 (14.67%) Web Services
4 237 (12.24%) CSS
5 225 (11.62%) XML
6 182 (9.40%) REST
7 173 (8.94%) ASP.NET
8 156 (8.06%) SOAP
9 146 (7.54%) jQuery
10 141 (7.28%) AngularJS
11 135 (6.97%) Spring
12 108 (5.58%) ASP.NET Web API
13 99 (5.11%) .NET Framework
14 97 (5.01%) RESTful
15 95 (4.91%) JSON
16 92 (4.75%) ASP.NET MVC
17 87 (4.49%) HTML5
18 74 (3.82%) J2EE
19 65 (3.36%) Ajax
19 65 (3.36%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 248 (12.81%) Analytical Skills
2 51 (2.63%) Computer Science
3 50 (2.58%) Greenfield Project
4 47 (2.43%) Enterprise Software
5 46 (2.38%) Management Information System
6 34 (1.76%) Client/Server
6 34 (1.76%) Mobile App
7 29 (1.50%) Data Structures
8 27 (1.39%) Replication
9 25 (1.29%) Algorithms
10 21 (1.08%) NHS
10 21 (1.08%) User Experience
10 21 (1.08%) Virtual Team
11 20 (1.03%) Data Centre
12 19 (0.98%) Linux Command Line
12 19 (0.98%) N-Tier
13 17 (0.88%) Clustering
14 13 (0.67%) AS400
15 12 (0.62%) Mainframe
16 11 (0.57%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 315 (16.27%) Linux
2 301 (15.55%) Windows
3 293 (15.13%) Unix
4 90 (4.65%) Windows Server
5 65 (3.36%) Windows Server 2012
6 57 (2.94%) Windows Server 2008
7 41 (2.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 30 (1.55%) Ubuntu
9 24 (1.24%) Windows Server 2003
10 23 (1.19%) AIX
11 19 (0.98%) Solaris
12 17 (0.88%) Apple iOS
13 15 (0.77%) Windows Vista
14 14 (0.72%) Windows 10
15 13 (0.67%) Android
15 13 (0.67%) Mac OS X
16 9 (0.46%) Debian
17 8 (0.41%) Windows 7
18 7 (0.36%) CentOS
19 6 (0.31%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 578 (29.86%) Agile Software Development
2 242 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
3 223 (11.52%) ETL
4 221 (11.42%) MVC
5 202 (10.43%) Migration
6 186 (9.61%) Scrum
7 174 (8.99%) TDD
8 161 (8.32%) Test Automation
9 159 (8.21%) Data Modelling
10 126 (6.51%) SDLC
11 124 (6.40%) Data Analysis
12 117 (6.04%) Analytics
13 116 (5.99%) DevOps
14 106 (5.48%) Continuous Integration
14 106 (5.48%) Unit Testing
15 105 (5.42%) Web Development
16 102 (5.27%) Data Migration
17 93 (4.80%) ITIL
17 93 (4.80%) OO
18 91 (4.70%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 434 (22.42%) Java
2 378 (19.52%) C#
3 376 (19.42%) JavaScript
4 224 (11.57%) T-SQL
5 178 (9.19%) PL/SQL
6 146 (7.54%) Python
7 100 (5.17%) Shell Script
8 89 (4.60%) PowerShell
9 74 (3.82%) PHP
10 68 (3.51%) VB.NET
11 40 (2.07%) Perl
12 35 (1.81%) C
12 35 (1.81%) VBA
13 33 (1.70%) C++
14 31 (1.60%) VB
15 30 (1.55%) R
16 29 (1.50%) Ruby
16 29 (1.50%) Scala
17 26 (1.34%) Bash Shell
18 16 (0.83%) XPath
Qualifications
1 158 (8.16%) Security Cleared
2 142 (7.33%) Degree
3 108 (5.58%) SC Cleared
4 46 (2.38%) DV Cleared
5 40 (2.07%) ISTQB
6 33 (1.70%) Microsoft Certification
7 32 (1.65%) ISEB
8 29 (1.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 23 (1.19%) Computer Science Degree
10 14 (0.72%) CISSP
11 13 (0.67%) BPSS Clearance
12 12 (0.62%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 12 (0.62%) MCSE
13 8 (0.41%) GCIA
13 8 (0.41%) GSEC
13 8 (0.41%) MCITP
13 8 (0.41%) MCSA
14 7 (0.36%) Numerate Degree
15 5 (0.26%) A+ Certification
15 5 (0.26%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 115 (5.94%) QA
2 73 (3.77%) Data Quality
3 47 (2.43%) SLA
4 23 (1.19%) GDPR
5 11 (0.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 9 (0.46%) RosettaNet
7 7 (0.36%) GxP
7 7 (0.36%) PMO
8 6 (0.31%) GCP
9 5 (0.26%) Disclosure Scotland
9 5 (0.26%) PCI DSS
10 2 (0.10%) GAMP
11 1 (0.052%) HL7
11 1 (0.052%) IFRS
11 1 (0.052%) IFRS 9
11 1 (0.052%) ISO 8583
11 1 (0.052%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 1 (0.052%) PSD2
System Software
1 147 (7.59%) Active Directory
2 80 (4.13%) Docker
3 77 (3.98%) VMware Infrastructure
4 32 (1.65%) HDFS
5 31 (1.60%) VMware ESXi
6 24 (1.24%) Virtual Machines
7 23 (1.19%) vSphere
8 19 (0.98%) Hyper-V
9 18 (0.93%) Apache Flume
10 13 (0.67%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 9 (0.46%) BitLocker
11 9 (0.46%) Oracle RAC
11 9 (0.46%) VMware Workstation
12 7 (0.36%) XenApp
13 5 (0.26%) KVM
13 5 (0.26%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 5 (0.26%) Veritas File System
13 5 (0.26%) Xen
14 4 (0.21%) Microsoft App-V
14 4 (0.21%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 74 (3.82%) Puppet
2 58 (3.00%) Ansible
3 49 (2.53%) Opscode Chef
4 34 (1.76%) SCCM
5 28 (1.45%) SCOM
6 24 (1.24%) HP Quality Center
7 19 (0.98%) Ambari
7 19 (0.98%) Grafana
7 19 (0.98%) Hadoop YARN
8 18 (0.93%) Control-M
9 17 (0.88%) NetBackup
10 16 (0.83%) Kibana
11 14 (0.72%) ZABBIX
12 12 (0.62%) Oracle RMAN
12 12 (0.62%) OVSD
12 12 (0.62%) SCSM
13 9 (0.46%) McAfee ePO
14 8 (0.41%) Netcool
14 8 (0.41%) OpenView Configuration Management
15 7 (0.36%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 478 (24.69%) Oracle
2 384 (19.83%) Microsoft
3 129 (6.66%) VMware
4 106 (5.48%) HP
5 92 (4.75%) SAP
6 78 (4.03%) Tableau
7 61 (3.15%) IBM
7 61 (3.15%) Red Hat
8 42 (2.17%) Cisco
9 41 (2.12%) Citrix
10 35 (1.81%) Talend
11 31 (1.60%) McAfee
12 30 (1.55%) Cloudera
12 30 (1.55%) webMethods
13 28 (1.45%) Salesforce.com
14 21 (1.08%) Cognos
15 18 (0.93%) Informatica
16 17 (0.88%) Splunk
17 16 (0.83%) ServiceNow
17 16 (0.83%) SolarWinds