Period
to 21 February 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 21 February 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
21 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 6 7 7
Rank change year-on-year +1 0 +1
Contract jobs citing SQL 1,482 1,991 1,989
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 13.79% 12.44% 11.80%
As % of the Programming Languages category 40.12% 30.78% 32.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 968 1,312 1,265
South East median daily rate £450 £438 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +9.38% -
10th Percentile £313 £275 £295
90th Percentile £600 £575 £565
England median daily rate £450 £450 £438
% change year-on-year - +2.86% +9.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 27 35
South East median hourly rate £35.00 £26.91 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +30.09% -32.74% +17.65%
10th Percentile £17.55 £13.76 £8.00
90th Percentile £82.50 £53.50 £48.25
England median hourly rate £30.00 £27.75 £27.50
% change year-on-year +8.11% +0.91% -17.91%

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 3,694 6,468 6,095
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 34.38% 40.42% 36.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,309 4,166 3,728
South East median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £310 £313 £300
90th Percentile £588 £575 £575
England median daily rate £488 £484 £475
% change year-on-year +0.72% +1.89% +11.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 130 177 148
South East median hourly rate £41.50 £45.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.78% - +9.76%
10th Percentile £18.25 £21.25 £19.90
90th Percentile £72.18 £52.50 £51.08
England median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -

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 21 February 2020.

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 21 February 2020.

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 21 February 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 +1 629 £450 +5.88% 270
Berkshire +2 400 £450 +5.88% 122
Hampshire +1 337 £450 - 179
Surrey -4 211 £450 -4.76% 165
West Sussex +6 157 £475 +12.43% 87
Buckinghamshire 0 144 £425 +1.19% 68
Oxfordshire +6 85 £450 +5.88% 80
East Sussex +8 71 £450 -4.00% 50
Kent -3 55 £369 -17.83% 49
Sussex - 9 £488 - 2
Middlesex +10 4 £388 +24.50% 5
Isle of Wight - 2 £394 - 1
SQL
England

For the 6 months to 21 February 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.

1 470 (31.71%) Agile Software Development
2 456 (30.77%) Azure
3 399 (26.92%) Microsoft
4 345 (23.28%) Business Intelligence
5 344 (23.21%) Oracle
6 337 (22.74%) SQL Server
7 286 (19.30%) DevOps
8 271 (18.29%) .NET
9 269 (18.15%) C#
10 248 (16.73%) Windows
11 235 (15.86%) Analytics
12 233 (15.72%) Python
13 225 (15.18%) ETL
14 215 (14.51%) JavaScript
15 208 (14.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 207 (13.97%) Power Platform
17 206 (13.90%) Migration
18 204 (13.77%) Power BI
19 188 (12.69%) PowerShell
20 186 (12.55%) Java
21 185 (12.48%) Test Automation
22 176 (11.88%) Security Cleared
22 176 (11.88%) PL/SQL
22 176 (11.88%) Finance
23 174 (11.74%) Linux
24 167 (11.27%) Data Warehouse
25 147 (9.92%) Scrum
26 145 (9.78%) T-SQL
27 144 (9.72%) Data Modelling
28 143 (9.65%) Analytical Skills

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 66 (4.45%) Confluence
2 57 (3.85%) Apache Spark
3 51 (3.44%) SharePoint
4 50 (3.37%) WebLogic
5 44 (2.97%) Apache
6 33 (2.23%) SAS
7 30 (2.02%) IIS
8 28 (1.89%) Jupyter
9 23 (1.55%) Tomcat
10 21 (1.42%) WebSphere
11 13 (0.88%) MS Exchange
12 11 (0.74%) CMS
13 8 (0.54%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 7 (0.47%) Apache Airflow
14 7 (0.47%) Elasticsearch
14 7 (0.47%) GeoServer
14 7 (0.47%) Oracle Workflow
14 7 (0.47%) SharePoint 2013
15 6 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2010
16 5 (0.34%) K2 blackpearl
Applications
1 83 (5.60%) Microsoft Excel
2 52 (3.51%) Microsoft Office
3 12 (0.81%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 7 (0.47%) Microsoft Project
5 6 (0.40%) SPSS
6 3 (0.20%) FileZilla
6 3 (0.20%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.20%) Notepad++
7 2 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.067%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 50 (3.37%) Oracle EBS
2 45 (3.04%) Dynamics CRM
3 25 (1.69%) Maximo
4 21 (1.42%) Oracle Applications
5 11 (0.74%) Oracle Receivables
6 10 (0.67%) Oracle Cash Management
6 10 (0.67%) Oracle EBS R12
6 10 (0.67%) Oracle Payables
7 8 (0.54%) Dynamics NAV
7 8 (0.54%) Oracle Financials
8 7 (0.47%) Oracle General Ledger
9 6 (0.40%) Dynamics AX
10 5 (0.34%) Dynamics GP
10 5 (0.34%) SAP ERP
10 5 (0.34%) Scribe Insight
11 4 (0.27%) assyst
11 4 (0.27%) NetSuite
11 4 (0.27%) Remedy ITSM
11 4 (0.27%) SAP IS-U
11 4 (0.27%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 456 (30.77%) Azure
2 207 (13.97%) Power Platform
3 124 (8.37%) AWS
4 95 (6.41%) PaaS
5 79 (5.33%) IaaS
6 60 (4.05%) Azure Active Directory
7 51 (3.44%) Office 365
8 45 (3.04%) SaaS
9 41 (2.77%) Serverless
10 38 (2.56%) Dynamics 365
11 37 (2.50%) Azure Data Factory
12 34 (2.29%) Data Lake Analytics
13 22 (1.48%) GitHub
14 21 (1.42%) Azure Machine Learning
14 21 (1.42%) Cloud Computing
15 20 (1.35%) Azure ExpressRoute
15 20 (1.35%) GCP
16 19 (1.28%) Azure Functions
17 17 (1.15%) Amazon S3
18 15 (1.01%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 42 (2.83%) DNS
2 39 (2.63%) Firewall
3 29 (1.96%) SAN
3 29 (1.96%) TCP/IP
4 24 (1.62%) Internet
5 21 (1.42%) HTTP
6 13 (0.88%) DHCP
7 12 (0.81%) NAS
7 12 (0.81%) VPN
8 11 (0.74%) Reverse Proxy
9 8 (0.54%) SSL
9 8 (0.54%) WAN
10 6 (0.40%) AMQP
10 6 (0.40%) HTTPS
10 6 (0.40%) LAN
10 6 (0.40%) Skype
10 6 (0.40%) SMTP
10 6 (0.40%) VLAN
11 4 (0.27%) Cisco Firepower
11 4 (0.27%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 337 (22.74%) SQL Server
2 208 (14.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 204 (13.77%) Power BI
4 167 (11.27%) Data Warehouse
5 137 (9.24%) Data Lake
6 94 (6.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 90 (6.07%) Big Data
8 89 (6.01%) Azure SQL Database
8 89 (6.01%) NoSQL
9 88 (5.94%) Relational Database
10 86 (5.80%) Oracle Database
11 60 (4.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 57 (3.85%) MongoDB
13 53 (3.58%) Hadoop
14 52 (3.51%) HDInsight
15 48 (3.24%) Oracle ODI
15 48 (3.24%) SQL Server 2016
16 47 (3.17%) SQL Server 2012
17 45 (3.04%) Oracle Database 11g
18 44 (2.97%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 133 (8.97%) Git (software)
2 125 (8.43%) Visual Studio
3 113 (7.62%) JIRA
4 80 (5.40%) Visual Studio Team System
5 69 (4.66%) Selenium
6 41 (2.77%) Team Foundation Server
7 38 (2.56%) Jenkins
8 34 (2.29%) Bitbucket
9 33 (2.23%) Cucumber
10 23 (1.55%) Subversion
11 20 (1.35%) ProC
12 19 (1.28%) SpecFlow
13 16 (1.08%) JMeter
13 16 (1.08%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 16 (1.08%) TeamCity
14 14 (0.94%) JUnit
15 13 (0.88%) Octopus Deploy
15 13 (0.88%) PowerBuilder
16 12 (0.81%) Bugzilla
16 12 (0.81%) Oracle APEX
General
1 176 (11.88%) Finance
2 54 (3.64%) Public Sector
3 46 (3.10%) Telecoms
4 36 (2.43%) Marketing
5 24 (1.62%) Retail
6 23 (1.55%) Manufacturing
7 21 (1.42%) Banking
8 13 (0.88%) General Ledger
9 12 (0.81%) Local Government
10 11 (0.74%) Pharmaceutical
11 10 (0.67%) Back Office
11 10 (0.67%) Legal
12 9 (0.61%) Electronics
13 8 (0.54%) Billing
14 7 (0.47%) Automotive
14 7 (0.47%) German Language
15 4 (0.27%) French Language
15 4 (0.27%) Italian Language
15 4 (0.27%) Military
16 3 (0.20%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 567 (38.26%) Developer
2 217 (14.64%) Analyst
3 114 (7.69%) .NET Developer
4 96 (6.48%) Consultant
5 80 (5.40%) SQL Developer
6 74 (4.99%) Architect
6 74 (4.99%) DevOps Engineer
7 66 (4.45%) DBA
8 64 (4.32%) Data Analyst
9 62 (4.18%) Data Engineer
10 53 (3.58%) Azure Engineer
11 52 (3.51%) Business Intelligence Developer
12 49 (3.31%) SQL DBA
13 46 (3.10%) C# Developer
14 43 (2.90%) SQL Analyst
15 39 (2.63%) Data Scientist
15 39 (2.63%) Oracle Developer
16 38 (2.56%) Senior Developer
17 37 (2.50%) Business Intelligence Analyst
18 32 (2.16%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 271 (18.29%) .NET
2 133 (8.97%) HTML
3 123 (8.30%) XML
4 103 (6.95%) Web Services
5 99 (6.68%) ASP.NET
6 80 (5.40%) AngularJS
7 79 (5.33%) CSS
8 73 (4.93%) .NET Framework
9 65 (4.39%) REST
10 62 (4.18%) JSON
11 56 (3.78%) .NET Core
11 56 (3.78%) RESTful
12 52 (3.51%) jQuery
13 46 (3.10%) Spring
14 43 (2.90%) ASP.NET Web API
15 42 (2.83%) Node.js
16 40 (2.70%) SOAP
17 39 (2.63%) React
18 36 (2.43%) J2EE
19 33 (2.23%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 143 (9.65%) Analytical Skills
2 43 (2.90%) Data Structures
3 30 (2.02%) Algorithms
3 30 (2.02%) Data Centre
4 29 (1.96%) Enterprise Software
5 28 (1.89%) Clustering
6 26 (1.75%) Management Information System
7 22 (1.48%) Replication
8 20 (1.35%) Public Cloud
9 18 (1.21%) Mobile App
10 16 (1.08%) Linux Command Line
11 15 (1.01%) Virtual Team
12 13 (0.88%) Greenfield Project
12 13 (0.88%) Self-Motivation
13 11 (0.74%) Analytical Mindset
14 10 (0.67%) Linked Data
14 10 (0.67%) User Experience
15 9 (0.61%) CMDB
15 9 (0.61%) Derivative
15 9 (0.61%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 248 (16.73%) Windows
2 174 (11.74%) Linux
3 86 (5.80%) Unix
4 72 (4.86%) Windows Server
5 34 (2.29%) Windows Server 2012
6 29 (1.96%) Windows 10
6 29 (1.96%) Windows Server 2008
7 23 (1.55%) AIX
7 23 (1.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 14 (0.94%) Windows 7
9 12 (0.81%) Android
10 10 (0.67%) Oracle Linux
11 8 (0.54%) Apple iOS
11 8 (0.54%) CentOS
11 8 (0.54%) Windows 8
12 6 (0.40%) OpenVMS
12 6 (0.40%) Windows Server 2003
13 5 (0.34%) VMS
14 2 (0.13%) Fedora
14 2 (0.13%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 470 (31.71%) Agile Software Development
2 345 (23.28%) Business Intelligence
3 286 (19.30%) DevOps
4 235 (15.86%) Analytics
5 225 (15.18%) ETL
6 206 (13.90%) Migration
7 185 (12.48%) Test Automation
8 147 (9.92%) Scrum
9 144 (9.72%) Data Modelling
10 120 (8.10%) Problem-Solving
11 106 (7.15%) Data Science
12 99 (6.68%) MVC
13 96 (6.48%) Data Management
14 95 (6.41%) Continuous Integration
15 84 (5.67%) Visualisation
16 78 (5.26%) Configuration Management
16 78 (5.26%) CRM
17 77 (5.20%) ITIL
18 75 (5.06%) Infrastructure as Code
19 74 (4.99%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 269 (18.15%) C#
2 233 (15.72%) Python
3 215 (14.51%) JavaScript
4 188 (12.69%) PowerShell
5 186 (12.55%) Java
6 176 (11.88%) PL/SQL
7 145 (9.78%) T-SQL
8 71 (4.79%) Scala
9 50 (3.37%) R
10 43 (2.90%) C
11 34 (2.29%) Shell Script
12 32 (2.16%) Bash Shell
13 29 (1.96%) VB.NET
14 27 (1.82%) C++
15 23 (1.55%) PHP
16 20 (1.35%) Perl
17 19 (1.28%) TypeScript
18 17 (1.15%) VBA
18 17 (1.15%) VBScript
19 16 (1.08%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 176 (11.88%) Security Cleared
2 136 (9.18%) SC Cleared
3 119 (8.03%) Degree
4 39 (2.63%) DV Cleared
5 31 (2.09%) Computer Science Degree
6 25 (1.69%) Microsoft Certification
7 22 (1.48%) ISTQB
8 20 (1.35%) ISEB
9 19 (1.28%) Numerate Degree
10 17 (1.15%) Master's Degree
11 14 (0.94%) PhD
12 11 (0.74%) BPSS Clearance
12 11 (0.74%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 11 (0.74%) MCSE
13 9 (0.61%) Cisco Certification
14 7 (0.47%) ACCA
14 7 (0.47%) CCNA
14 7 (0.47%) CIMA
14 7 (0.47%) DBS Check
15 6 (0.40%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 67 (4.52%) QA
2 35 (2.36%) Data Quality
3 11 (0.74%) GDPR
4 9 (0.61%) SLA
5 7 (0.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 5 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 4 (0.27%) Disclosure Scotland
7 4 (0.27%) NIST
8 3 (0.20%) GxP
8 3 (0.20%) NCSC
8 3 (0.20%) PCI DSS
9 2 (0.13%) COBIT
9 2 (0.13%) JSP 440
10 1 (0.067%) Government Security Classifications
10 1 (0.067%) HL7
10 1 (0.067%) PMO
10 1 (0.067%) SEPA
10 1 (0.067%) SNOMED CT
System Software
1 123 (8.30%) Active Directory
2 73 (4.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 55 (3.71%) Docker
4 50 (3.37%) Virtual Machines
5 42 (2.83%) Hyper-V
6 25 (1.69%) HDFS
7 14 (0.94%) XenApp
8 12 (0.81%) VMware ESXi
9 11 (0.74%) vSphere
10 7 (0.47%) Microsoft App-V
10 7 (0.47%) Virtual Desktop
11 6 (0.40%) NFS
11 6 (0.40%) Oracle RAC
12 5 (0.34%) Citrix Hypervisor
13 4 (0.27%) RACF
13 4 (0.27%) Snort
13 4 (0.27%) Virtual Servers
14 3 (0.20%) OCFS2
14 3 (0.20%) vCloud
14 3 (0.20%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 41 (2.77%) Kubernetes
2 31 (2.09%) SCCM
3 28 (1.89%) Terraform
4 26 (1.75%) Ansible
5 22 (1.48%) Puppet
6 13 (0.88%) Opscode Chef
7 11 (0.74%) Microsoft Intune
8 10 (0.67%) Microsoft Clustering
9 9 (0.61%) Oozie
10 7 (0.47%) HP ALM
10 7 (0.47%) Kibana
10 7 (0.47%) SCOM
10 7 (0.47%) SCVMM
11 6 (0.40%) Data Guard
11 6 (0.40%) vCenter Server
12 4 (0.27%) Nessus
12 4 (0.27%) WSUS
13 3 (0.20%) Cisco CUCM
13 3 (0.20%) Netcool
13 3 (0.20%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 399 (26.92%) Microsoft
2 344 (23.21%) Oracle
3 95 (6.41%) VMware
4 86 (5.80%) Tableau
5 50 (3.37%) Citrix
6 47 (3.17%) SAP
7 30 (2.02%) webMethods
8 27 (1.82%) BEA
8 27 (1.82%) Informatica
9 26 (1.75%) Google
10 24 (1.62%) Databricks
11 22 (1.48%) Cisco
12 19 (1.28%) Cloudera
12 19 (1.28%) IBM
13 18 (1.21%) HP
14 17 (1.15%) Red Hat
14 17 (1.15%) Talend
15 16 (1.08%) MicroStrategy
16 15 (1.01%) Xamarin
17 13 (0.88%) Salesforce.com