Period
to 25 August 2019

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 25 August 2019 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
25 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 8 8 8
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 0
Contract jobs citing SQL 1,777 1,898 1,782
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 12.27% 11.37% 11.05%
As % of the Programming Languages category 33.67% 28.84% 31.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,122 1,187 1,166
South East median daily rate £425 £413 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +7.21% -0.06%
10th Percentile £290 £300 £250
90th Percentile £600 £538 £538
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 40 34
South East median hourly rate £43.25 £30.00 £19.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +44.15% +51.30% -50.43%
10th Percentile £18.00 £8.00 £11.28
90th Percentile £72.50 £50.50 £56.38
England median hourly rate £35.00 £25.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year +39.99% -21.87% +6.67%

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 5,278 6,580 5,618
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 36.44% 39.41% 34.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,252 4,097 3,377
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £313 £312 £283
90th Percentile £588 £569 £538
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 147 205 168
South East median hourly rate £47.00 £42.50 £42.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.59% -0.58% +6.88%
10th Percentile £23.60 £18.85 £16.46
90th Percentile £60.00 £53.75 £54.88
England median hourly rate £44.50 £41.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year +7.23% +3.75% +6.67%

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 25 August 2019.

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 25 August 2019.

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 25 August 2019. 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 -2 708 £430 +3.61% 311
Hampshire +4 441 £431 +7.81% 181
Berkshire -3 429 £430 +4.50% 132
Surrey +4 278 £425 - 150
Buckinghamshire +6 212 £425 +2.97% 88
West Sussex +2 148 £413 -1.20% 64
East Sussex +2 93 £425 +13.33% 30
Kent -4 77 £400 -0.13% 88
Oxfordshire -3 68 £475 +13.10% 92
Middlesex -5 7 £300 -11.11%
Sussex -1 2 - -
M4 Corridor +3 1 - -
SQL
England

For the 6 months to 25 August 2019, 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.

1 540 (30.39%) Oracle
2 474 (26.67%) SQL Server
3 473 (26.62%) Agile Software Development
4 406 (22.85%) Microsoft
5 403 (22.68%) Azure
6 372 (20.93%) C#
7 347 (19.53%) Java
8 337 (18.96%) .NET
9 289 (16.26%) Business Intelligence
10 281 (15.81%) Windows
11 266 (14.97%) DevOps
12 260 (14.63%) Finance
13 259 (14.58%) JavaScript
14 255 (14.35%) PL/SQL
15 223 (12.55%) Security Cleared
16 220 (12.38%) Linux
17 215 (12.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 204 (11.48%) Data Warehouse
19 199 (11.20%) Python
20 198 (11.14%) ETL
21 192 (10.80%) Migration
22 181 (10.19%) HTML
23 177 (9.96%) T-SQL
23 177 (9.96%) Relational Database
24 171 (9.62%) XML
24 171 (9.62%) Data Modelling
25 169 (9.51%) Unix
26 166 (9.34%) SC Cleared
26 166 (9.34%) Git (software)
27 159 (8.95%) JIRA

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 (5.46%) Confluence
2 77 (4.33%) SharePoint
3 72 (4.05%) WebLogic
4 55 (3.10%) Apache
5 51 (2.87%) SAS
6 49 (2.76%) Apache Spark
7 38 (2.14%) Tomcat
8 36 (2.03%) IIS
9 29 (1.63%) CMS
10 26 (1.46%) BizTalk Server
11 24 (1.35%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 23 (1.29%) WebSphere
13 19 (1.07%) MS Exchange
14 18 (1.01%) nginx
15 16 (0.90%) Apache Airflow
15 16 (0.90%) Skype for Business
16 15 (0.84%) JBoss
17 12 (0.68%) Elasticsearch
17 12 (0.68%) Luigi
18 11 (0.62%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 109 (6.13%) Microsoft Excel
2 70 (3.94%) Microsoft Office
3 12 (0.68%) SPSS
4 11 (0.62%) MS Visio
4 11 (0.62%) Spreadsheet
5 8 (0.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 7 (0.39%) Microsoft Project
7 6 (0.34%) FileZilla
8 5 (0.28%) Notepad++
9 2 (0.11%) InfoPath
10 1 (0.056%) Adobe Premiere
10 1 (0.056%) Avid Media Composer
10 1 (0.056%) Final Cut Pro
10 1 (0.056%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 31 (1.74%) Oracle EBS R12
2 30 (1.69%) Oracle EBS
3 24 (1.35%) Dynamics CRM
4 19 (1.07%) Oracle Receivables
5 12 (0.68%) CSG Singleview
5 12 (0.68%) Oracle Applications
6 11 (0.62%) Oracle TCA
7 10 (0.56%) BusinessWorks
7 10 (0.56%) Maximo
7 10 (0.56%) Remedy ITSM
8 9 (0.51%) Sonata
9 7 (0.39%) Oracle Payables
10 6 (0.34%) Adobe Campaign
11 5 (0.28%) NetSuite
12 4 (0.23%) assyst
12 4 (0.23%) Dynamics AX
12 4 (0.23%) Oracle BPM
12 4 (0.23%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
12 4 (0.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
13 3 (0.17%) Oracle Cash Management
Cloud Services
1 403 (22.68%) Azure
2 159 (8.95%) AWS
3 154 (8.67%) Power Platform
4 100 (5.63%) PaaS
5 74 (4.16%) SaaS
6 64 (3.60%) Office 365
7 51 (2.87%) IaaS
8 44 (2.48%) Azure Active Directory
9 40 (2.25%) GitHub
10 35 (1.97%) Serverless
11 32 (1.80%) Azure Data Factory
12 27 (1.52%) Amazon S3
12 27 (1.52%) OpenShift
13 26 (1.46%) Amazon EC2
14 25 (1.41%) Azure Functions
15 18 (1.01%) Amazon EMR
16 17 (0.96%) Dynamics 365
16 17 (0.96%) GCP
17 16 (0.90%) Azure ExpressRoute
18 13 (0.73%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 58 (3.26%) DNS
2 57 (3.21%) Firewall
3 49 (2.76%) TCP/IP
4 43 (2.42%) SAN
5 39 (2.19%) HTTP
6 31 (1.74%) Internet
7 24 (1.35%) WAN
8 23 (1.29%) SSL
9 21 (1.18%) LAN
10 20 (1.13%) VPN
11 15 (0.84%) DHCP
12 14 (0.79%) VLAN
13 13 (0.73%) Skype
14 11 (0.62%) HTTPS
15 10 (0.56%) FTP
15 10 (0.56%) MQTT
15 10 (0.56%) Reverse Proxy
15 10 (0.56%) SMTP
16 9 (0.51%) NAS
16 9 (0.51%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 474 (26.67%) SQL Server
2 215 (12.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 204 (11.48%) Data Warehouse
4 177 (9.96%) Relational Database
5 150 (8.44%) Power BI
6 135 (7.60%) Oracle Database
7 121 (6.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 117 (6.58%) Azure SQL Database
9 88 (4.95%) MySQL
10 86 (4.84%) NoSQL
11 79 (4.45%) PostgreSQL
11 79 (4.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 76 (4.28%) Big Data
13 69 (3.88%) MongoDB
14 61 (3.43%) SQL Server 2012
15 60 (3.38%) SQL Server 2016
16 58 (3.26%) Data Lake
16 58 (3.26%) Hadoop
16 58 (3.26%) RDBMS
17 57 (3.21%) DB2
Development Applications
1 166 (9.34%) Git (software)
2 159 (8.95%) JIRA
3 121 (6.81%) Jenkins
4 88 (4.95%) Visual Studio
5 85 (4.78%) Selenium
6 77 (4.33%) Visual Studio Team System
7 56 (3.15%) Team Foundation Server
8 54 (3.04%) Cucumber
9 43 (2.42%) JUnit
10 41 (2.31%) Bitbucket
11 37 (2.08%) Maven
12 34 (1.91%) Eclipse
13 32 (1.80%) JMeter
14 27 (1.52%) SpecFlow
15 25 (1.41%) PVCS
16 24 (1.35%) SoapUI
16 24 (1.35%) TeamCity
17 23 (1.29%) Ant
18 21 (1.18%) GitLab
18 21 (1.18%) Mocha
General
1 260 (14.63%) Finance
2 99 (5.57%) Telecoms
3 62 (3.49%) Retail
4 55 (3.10%) Banking
5 47 (2.64%) Public Sector
6 35 (1.97%) Billing
7 34 (1.91%) Manufacturing
8 28 (1.58%) Marketing
9 19 (1.07%) Military
10 15 (0.84%) Back Office
11 14 (0.79%) Legal
12 10 (0.56%) Aerospace
13 8 (0.45%) Advertising
14 7 (0.39%) Local Government
14 7 (0.39%) Pharmaceutical
15 6 (0.34%) Automotive
15 6 (0.34%) Electronics
16 5 (0.28%) General Ledger
16 5 (0.28%) Law
16 5 (0.28%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 674 (37.93%) Developer
2 277 (15.59%) Analyst
3 148 (8.33%) SQL Developer
4 124 (6.98%) Consultant
5 121 (6.81%) Architect
6 109 (6.13%) .NET Developer
7 94 (5.29%) Java Developer
8 88 (4.95%) DBA
9 68 (3.83%) Data Analyst
10 66 (3.71%) C# Developer
11 55 (3.10%) Oracle Developer
12 51 (2.87%) Senior Developer
13 50 (2.81%) Azure Engineer
13 50 (2.81%) DevOps Engineer
13 50 (2.81%) SQL DBA
14 48 (2.70%) Full Stack Developer
15 46 (2.59%) SQL Analyst
16 45 (2.53%) Test Analyst
17 43 (2.42%) Business Intelligence Developer
18 42 (2.36%) Data Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 337 (18.96%) .NET
2 181 (10.19%) HTML
3 171 (9.62%) XML
4 151 (8.50%) Web Services
5 141 (7.93%) AngularJS
6 137 (7.71%) CSS
7 119 (6.70%) .NET Framework
8 118 (6.64%) ASP.NET
9 112 (6.30%) REST
10 100 (5.63%) Spring
11 96 (5.40%) JSON
12 88 (4.95%) RESTful
13 86 (4.84%) SOAP
14 79 (4.45%) Node.js
15 73 (4.11%) .NET Core
16 63 (3.55%) ASP.NET Web API
17 62 (3.49%) J2EE
18 58 (3.26%) HTML5
19 56 (3.15%) ASP.NET MVC
19 56 (3.15%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 143 (8.05%) Analytical Skills
2 60 (3.38%) Management Information System
3 53 (2.98%) Enterprise Software
4 39 (2.19%) Data Structures
5 38 (2.14%) Replication
6 32 (1.80%) Greenfield Project
7 30 (1.69%) Data Centre
8 28 (1.58%) Self-Motivation
9 22 (1.24%) Mainframe
10 19 (1.07%) Algorithms
11 18 (1.01%) Clustering
12 17 (0.96%) Public Cloud
13 15 (0.84%) Linux Command Line
14 14 (0.79%) User Experience
15 13 (0.73%) Client/Server
15 13 (0.73%) Mobile App
16 12 (0.68%) Cloud Native
16 12 (0.68%) Data Protection Act
16 12 (0.68%) NHS
16 12 (0.68%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 281 (15.81%) Windows
2 220 (12.38%) Linux
3 169 (9.51%) Unix
4 103 (5.80%) Windows Server
5 47 (2.64%) Windows Server 2012
6 45 (2.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 42 (2.36%) Windows 10
8 41 (2.31%) Windows Server 2008
9 36 (2.03%) AIX
10 29 (1.63%) OpenVMS
11 16 (0.90%) Windows 7
12 14 (0.79%) Android
13 11 (0.62%) Apple iOS
14 10 (0.56%) Ubuntu
14 10 (0.56%) VMS
15 9 (0.51%) Windows 8
16 8 (0.45%) Solaris
16 8 (0.45%) SUSE
17 7 (0.39%) Oracle Linux
18 6 (0.34%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 473 (26.62%) Agile Software Development
2 289 (16.26%) Business Intelligence
3 266 (14.97%) DevOps
4 198 (11.14%) ETL
5 192 (10.80%) Migration
6 171 (9.62%) Data Modelling
7 158 (8.89%) Scrum
8 154 (8.67%) Analytics
9 153 (8.61%) Problem-Solving
10 143 (8.05%) Test Automation
11 134 (7.54%) Performance Tuning
12 121 (6.81%) TDD
13 118 (6.64%) MVC
14 113 (6.36%) Continuous Integration
15 102 (5.74%) Data Migration
15 102 (5.74%) ITIL
16 92 (5.18%) Data Analysis
17 87 (4.90%) SDLC
18 83 (4.67%) Configuration Management
18 83 (4.67%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 372 (20.93%) C#
2 347 (19.53%) Java
3 259 (14.58%) JavaScript
4 255 (14.35%) PL/SQL
5 199 (11.20%) Python
6 177 (9.96%) T-SQL
7 140 (7.88%) PowerShell
8 83 (4.67%) Shell Script
9 66 (3.71%) C
10 64 (3.60%) VB
11 55 (3.10%) R
12 49 (2.76%) VBA
13 46 (2.59%) C++
14 45 (2.53%) Perl
15 44 (2.48%) VB.NET
16 38 (2.14%) Java 8
16 38 (2.14%) PHP
17 37 (2.08%) Scala
18 25 (1.41%) Bash Shell
19 22 (1.24%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 223 (12.55%) Security Cleared
2 166 (9.34%) SC Cleared
3 101 (5.68%) Degree
4 47 (2.64%) DV Cleared
4 47 (2.64%) Microsoft Certification
5 38 (2.14%) ISTQB
6 34 (1.91%) ISEB
7 27 (1.52%) MCSA
8 22 (1.24%) Computer Science Degree
9 21 (1.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 19 (1.07%) MCSE
11 15 (0.84%) ITIL Certification
12 11 (0.62%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 9 (0.51%) DBS Check
13 9 (0.51%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 8 (0.45%) BPSS Clearance
14 8 (0.45%) MCTS
14 8 (0.45%) Numerate Degree
15 7 (0.39%) PhD
16 6 (0.34%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 70 (3.94%) QA
2 49 (2.76%) Data Quality
3 29 (1.63%) SLA
4 12 (0.68%) GDPR
5 10 (0.56%) PMO
6 6 (0.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 5 (0.28%) NIST
7 5 (0.28%) PCI DSS
8 2 (0.11%) GMP
8 2 (0.11%) GxP
9 1 (0.056%) COBIT
9 1 (0.056%) HL7
9 1 (0.056%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 1 (0.056%) JSP 440
System Software
1 137 (7.71%) Active Directory
2 112 (6.30%) Docker
3 76 (4.28%) VMware Infrastructure
4 38 (2.14%) Hyper-V
5 26 (1.46%) Virtual Machines
6 24 (1.35%) Oracle RAC
7 17 (0.96%) XenApp
8 16 (0.90%) Microsoft App-V
9 14 (0.79%) Apache Flume
10 11 (0.62%) vSphere
11 9 (0.51%) Virtual Servers
12 6 (0.34%) vCloud
12 6 (0.34%) Virtual Desktop
12 6 (0.34%) VMware ESXi
13 5 (0.28%) HDFS
13 5 (0.28%) RACF
13 5 (0.28%) Terminal Server
13 5 (0.28%) Terminal Services
14 4 (0.23%) Apache ZooKeeper
14 4 (0.23%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 46 (2.59%) Kubernetes
2 44 (2.48%) Ansible
2 44 (2.48%) Puppet
3 34 (1.91%) SCCM
4 27 (1.52%) Opscode Chef
5 20 (1.13%) Kibana
6 19 (1.07%) Amdocs OSS
7 17 (0.96%) SCOM
8 15 (0.84%) Data Guard
9 13 (0.73%) Microsoft Intune
9 13 (0.73%) Oracle RMAN
10 12 (0.68%) HP ALM
11 11 (0.62%) NetBackup
12 10 (0.56%) logstash
13 9 (0.51%) Nagios
14 8 (0.45%) Control-M
14 8 (0.45%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
15 7 (0.39%) Oozie
15 7 (0.39%) SCVMM
15 7 (0.39%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 540 (30.39%) Oracle
2 406 (22.85%) Microsoft
3 109 (6.13%) VMware
4 84 (4.73%) IBM
5 82 (4.61%) SAP
6 63 (3.55%) Tableau
7 43 (2.42%) Citrix
8 40 (2.25%) webMethods
9 35 (1.97%) Cisco
10 33 (1.86%) Red Hat
11 31 (1.74%) Databricks
11 31 (1.74%) Google
12 29 (1.63%) Informatica
13 27 (1.52%) Remedy
14 26 (1.46%) Atlassian
15 25 (1.41%) HP
16 22 (1.24%) BEA
17 19 (1.07%) Adobe
17 19 (1.07%) Cramer
17 19 (1.07%) MicroStrategy