Period
to 23 January 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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 7 7 8
Rank change year-on-year 0 +1 0
Contract jobs citing SQL 1,974 1,923 1,760
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 12.33% 11.59% 11.54%
As % of the Programming Languages category 30.14% 32.46% 33.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,311 1,252 1,155
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £284 £275 £259
90th Percentile £575 £556 £525
England median daily rate £450 £438 £400
% change year-on-year +2.86% +9.38% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 34 47
South East median hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +17.65% -2.86%
10th Percentile £13.36 £8.83 £14.93
90th Percentile £54.00 £49.63 £44.50
England median hourly rate £35.00 £27.00 £33.75
% change year-on-year +29.63% -20.00% +5.47%

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 6,549 5,924 5,248
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 40.90% 35.71% 34.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,214 3,635 3,192
South East median daily rate £442 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.09% +3.13% +6.67%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £275
90th Percentile £575 £569 £538
England median daily rate £480 £475 £425
% change year-on-year +1.05% +11.76% +2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 158 151 187
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +9.76% +5.81%
10th Percentile £24.61 £19.00 £15.00
90th Percentile £51.25 £52.50 £50.00
England median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +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 23 January 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 23 January 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 23 January 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 0 767 £425 +8.97% 343
Berkshire +1 433 £425 +13.33% 147
Surrey 0 433 £475 +5.56% 173
Hampshire +3 407 £430 +7.50% 189
Buckinghamshire +2 227 £413 +21.03% 111
West Sussex +9 152 £420 -2.67% 57
Oxfordshire -7 108 £413 -5.71% 85
Kent +9 97 £448 +27.86% 71
East Sussex -9 67 £463 +32.14% 33
Middlesex +6 19 £325 -23.53% 1
M4 Corridor - 3 £600 -
Home Counties +2 1 £420 +14.29%
SQL
England

For the 6 months to 23 January 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.

1 681 (34.50%) Agile Software Development
2 474 (24.01%) SQL Server
3 456 (23.10%) Microsoft
4 454 (23.00%) Oracle
5 428 (21.68%) .NET
6 419 (21.23%) C#
7 396 (20.06%) Microsoft Azure
8 381 (19.30%) JavaScript
9 367 (18.59%) Java
10 356 (18.03%) Windows
11 307 (15.55%) Finance
12 275 (13.93%) Business Intelligence
13 256 (12.97%) Migration
14 254 (12.87%) Test Automation
15 252 (12.77%) Python
16 242 (12.26%) Scrum
17 239 (12.11%) Unix
18 231 (11.70%) Linux
19 224 (11.35%) T-SQL
19 224 (11.35%) HTML
20 222 (11.25%) XML
21 217 (10.99%) Analytics
22 212 (10.74%) Analytical Skills
23 209 (10.59%) Web Services
24 208 (10.54%) DevOps
25 199 (10.08%) Security Cleared
26 196 (9.93%) ETL
27 195 (9.88%) CSS
28 193 (9.78%) PL/SQL
29 189 (9.57%) MVC

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 81 (4.10%) Apache Spark
2 75 (3.80%) SharePoint
3 67 (3.39%) Confluence
4 56 (2.84%) SAS
5 53 (2.68%) Apache
6 52 (2.63%) WebLogic
7 41 (2.08%) IIS
8 40 (2.03%) MS Exchange
9 36 (1.82%) JBoss
9 36 (1.82%) Tomcat
10 35 (1.77%) CMS
11 25 (1.27%) Elasticsearch
12 23 (1.17%) nginx
13 18 (0.91%) Exchange Server 2007
14 16 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2003
14 16 (0.81%) SharePoint 2013
15 15 (0.76%) Skype for Business
16 13 (0.66%) Apache Pig
17 12 (0.61%) BizTalk Server
17 12 (0.61%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 121 (6.13%) Microsoft Excel
2 74 (3.75%) Microsoft Office
3 11 (0.56%) Chatbot
3 11 (0.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 7 (0.35%) MS Visio
4 7 (0.35%) Spreadsheet
5 6 (0.30%) SPSS
6 4 (0.20%) CATIA
6 4 (0.20%) Siemens NX
7 1 (0.051%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 40 (2.03%) Dynamics CRM
2 21 (1.06%) Oracle Receivables
3 19 (0.96%) Oracle EBS R12
4 18 (0.91%) Oracle Payables
5 16 (0.81%) Dynamics NAV
6 14 (0.71%) Dynamics AX
6 14 (0.71%) Workday HCM
7 13 (0.66%) Oracle EBS
8 12 (0.61%) CSG Singleview
9 9 (0.46%) Remedy ITSM
9 9 (0.46%) SAP HR
10 7 (0.35%) Maximo
10 7 (0.35%) Oracle Retail
11 6 (0.30%) SAP S/4HANA
12 5 (0.25%) SAP ERP
13 4 (0.20%) Oracle General Ledger
13 4 (0.20%) SAP GRC
13 4 (0.20%) SAP MDG
13 4 (0.20%) SAP MM
13 4 (0.20%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 396 (20.06%) Microsoft Azure
2 132 (6.69%) Amazon AWS
3 83 (4.20%) PaaS
4 79 (4.00%) IaaS
5 54 (2.74%) Azure Data Factory
5 54 (2.74%) Office 365
6 52 (2.63%) GitHub
7 36 (1.82%) Serverless
8 35 (1.77%) Azure Active Directory
9 32 (1.62%) SaaS
10 28 (1.42%) Google Analytics
11 21 (1.06%) Azure Functions
11 21 (1.06%) Azure Machine Learning
12 19 (0.96%) Dynamics 365
13 18 (0.91%) Data Lake Analytics
14 15 (0.76%) Google Cloud Platform
15 13 (0.66%) OpenShift
16 12 (0.61%) Apigee
16 12 (0.61%) AWS Lambda
16 12 (0.61%) Boomi
Communications & Networking
1 87 (4.41%) Firewall
2 67 (3.39%) TCP/IP
3 60 (3.04%) Internet
4 51 (2.58%) DNS
5 41 (2.08%) SSL
6 39 (1.98%) HTTP
7 36 (1.82%) SAN
8 33 (1.67%) SSH
9 26 (1.32%) VPN
10 25 (1.27%) DHCP
11 20 (1.01%) WAN
12 19 (0.96%) LAN
13 16 (0.81%) Unified Communications
14 15 (0.76%) Skype
15 14 (0.71%) NAS
16 12 (0.61%) NetScaler
16 12 (0.61%) VLAN
16 12 (0.61%) VoIP
17 11 (0.56%) Remote Desktop
17 11 (0.56%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 474 (24.01%) SQL Server
2 186 (9.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 181 (9.17%) Data Warehouse
4 157 (7.95%) Power BI
5 139 (7.04%) Relational Database
6 131 (6.64%) NoSQL
7 119 (6.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 117 (5.93%) Big Data
9 115 (5.83%) Oracle Database
10 106 (5.37%) Hadoop
11 91 (4.61%) Data Lake
12 88 (4.46%) MySQL
13 72 (3.65%) MongoDB
14 70 (3.55%) Oracle Reports
15 68 (3.44%) Azure SQL Database
16 67 (3.39%) Apache Hive
16 67 (3.39%) SQL Server 2008
17 62 (3.14%) SQL Server 2016
18 60 (3.04%) SQL Server 2012
19 48 (2.43%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 171 (8.66%) Git (software)
2 139 (7.04%) JIRA
3 127 (6.43%) Visual Studio
4 122 (6.18%) Selenium
5 87 (4.41%) Jenkins
6 84 (4.26%) Team Foundation Server
7 80 (4.05%) Visual Studio Team System
8 72 (3.65%) Cucumber
9 64 (3.24%) JUnit
10 48 (2.43%) Eclipse
11 46 (2.33%) Toad
12 43 (2.18%) Gatling
13 42 (2.13%) TeamCity
14 38 (1.93%) SoapUI
15 33 (1.67%) Oracle Forms
16 30 (1.52%) IntelliJ
16 30 (1.52%) Subversion
17 27 (1.37%) JMeter
18 24 (1.22%) Oracle APEX
18 24 (1.22%) WebDriver
General
1 307 (15.55%) Finance
2 63 (3.19%) Retail
3 61 (3.09%) Telecoms
4 51 (2.58%) Banking
5 36 (1.82%) Legal
6 31 (1.57%) Marketing
7 26 (1.32%) Billing
8 19 (0.96%) Automotive
9 18 (0.91%) Advertising
10 15 (0.76%) Back Office
11 13 (0.66%) Publishing
12 11 (0.56%) Aerospace
13 10 (0.51%) Manufacturing
14 8 (0.41%) Investment Banking
14 8 (0.41%) Pharmaceutical
15 7 (0.35%) Military
16 5 (0.25%) General Ledger
16 5 (0.25%) German Language
16 5 (0.25%) Law
17 2 (0.10%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 789 (39.97%) Developer
2 352 (17.83%) Analyst
3 192 (9.73%) .NET Developer
4 169 (8.56%) SQL Developer
5 127 (6.43%) Data Analyst
6 126 (6.38%) Architect
7 109 (5.52%) C# Developer
8 106 (5.37%) Java Developer
9 105 (5.32%) Consultant
10 86 (4.36%) DBA
11 85 (4.31%) Senior Developer
12 84 (4.26%) Tester
13 78 (3.95%) Test Analyst
14 70 (3.55%) C# .NET Developer
15 67 (3.39%) Software Developer
16 64 (3.24%) DevOps Engineer
16 64 (3.24%) Test Engineer
17 60 (3.04%) SQL DBA
18 56 (2.84%) Oracle Developer
19 49 (2.48%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 428 (21.68%) .NET
2 224 (11.35%) HTML
3 222 (11.25%) XML
4 209 (10.59%) Web Services
5 195 (9.88%) CSS
6 169 (8.56%) .NET Framework
6 169 (8.56%) AngularJS
7 168 (8.51%) ASP.NET
8 142 (7.19%) RESTful
9 139 (7.04%) SOAP
10 126 (6.38%) REST
11 125 (6.33%) Spring
12 124 (6.28%) Entity Framework
12 124 (6.28%) JSON
13 120 (6.08%) ASP.NET Web API
14 110 (5.57%) jQuery
15 92 (4.66%) Node.js
16 86 (4.36%) ASP.NET MVC
17 85 (4.31%) .NET Core
17 85 (4.31%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 212 (10.74%) Analytical Skills
2 53 (2.68%) Data Structures
3 49 (2.48%) Self-Motivation
4 48 (2.43%) Greenfield Project
5 47 (2.38%) Data Centre
6 39 (1.98%) User Experience
7 26 (1.32%) Clustering
7 26 (1.32%) Enterprise Software
8 22 (1.11%) Management Information System
8 22 (1.11%) Mobile App
9 21 (1.06%) Reference Data
10 18 (0.91%) Algorithms
10 18 (0.91%) Replication
11 15 (0.76%) Cloud Native
12 14 (0.71%) Public Cloud
13 12 (0.61%) Fintech
14 10 (0.51%) PKI
14 10 (0.51%) Private Cloud
15 9 (0.46%) CMDB
15 9 (0.46%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 356 (18.03%) Windows
2 239 (12.11%) Unix
3 231 (11.70%) Linux
4 129 (6.53%) Windows Server
5 57 (2.89%) Windows Server 2012
6 47 (2.38%) Windows Server 2008
7 31 (1.57%) Ubuntu
8 28 (1.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 28 (1.42%) Windows 10
9 22 (1.11%) AIX
10 21 (1.06%) OpenVMS
11 12 (0.61%) Apple iOS
11 12 (0.61%) CentOS
11 12 (0.61%) VMS
12 11 (0.56%) Windows 7
13 8 (0.41%) Solaris
13 8 (0.41%) Windows Server 2003
14 6 (0.30%) Android
15 5 (0.25%) CoreOS
16 4 (0.20%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 681 (34.50%) Agile Software Development
2 275 (13.93%) Business Intelligence
3 256 (12.97%) Migration
4 254 (12.87%) Test Automation
5 242 (12.26%) Scrum
6 217 (10.99%) Analytics
7 208 (10.54%) DevOps
8 196 (9.93%) ETL
9 189 (9.57%) MVC
10 165 (8.36%) Problem-Solving
11 155 (7.85%) TDD
12 146 (7.40%) Continuous Integration
13 135 (6.84%) Data Migration
14 134 (6.79%) SDLC
15 126 (6.38%) Data Modelling
16 114 (5.78%) Test Scripting
17 109 (5.52%) Data Analysis
18 103 (5.22%) Data Management
19 100 (5.07%) Web Development
20 97 (4.91%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 419 (21.23%) C#
2 381 (19.30%) JavaScript
3 367 (18.59%) Java
4 252 (12.77%) Python
5 224 (11.35%) T-SQL
6 193 (9.78%) PL/SQL
7 150 (7.60%) PowerShell
8 67 (3.39%) Scala
9 64 (3.24%) C
10 59 (2.99%) Perl
11 53 (2.68%) Shell Script
12 50 (2.53%) PHP
13 46 (2.33%) C++
14 43 (2.18%) VB
15 41 (2.08%) Ruby
16 39 (1.98%) Groovy
16 39 (1.98%) R
17 37 (1.87%) Java 8
18 31 (1.57%) VBA
19 30 (1.52%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 199 (10.08%) Security Cleared
2 155 (7.85%) SC Cleared
3 91 (4.61%) ISTQB
4 87 (4.41%) Degree
5 70 (3.55%) ISEB
6 65 (3.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 57 (2.89%) DV Cleared
8 43 (2.18%) Microsoft Certification
9 24 (1.22%) MCSE
10 20 (1.01%) Computer Science Degree
11 18 (0.91%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 16 (0.81%) MCITP
13 15 (0.76%) Cisco Certification
13 15 (0.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 14 (0.71%) MCSA
15 8 (0.41%) Citrix Certification
16 7 (0.35%) BPSS Clearance
16 7 (0.35%) CCNA
16 7 (0.35%) MCDBA
17 6 (0.30%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 93 (4.71%) QA
2 81 (4.10%) Data Quality
3 36 (1.82%) SLA
4 12 (0.61%) GDPR
4 12 (0.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 11 (0.56%) PMO
6 7 (0.35%) PCI DSS
7 5 (0.25%) COBIT
7 5 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 3 (0.15%) 21 CFR Part 11
8 3 (0.15%) ISO 9000
9 2 (0.10%) PMBOK
9 2 (0.10%) WCAG
10 1 (0.051%) GAMP
10 1 (0.051%) Government Security Classifications
10 1 (0.051%) GPG13
10 1 (0.051%) GxP
10 1 (0.051%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 1 (0.051%) MiFID
10 1 (0.051%) PSD2
System Software
1 162 (8.21%) Active Directory
2 139 (7.04%) Docker
3 77 (3.90%) VMware Infrastructure
4 41 (2.08%) Virtual Machines
5 40 (2.03%) Hyper-V
6 28 (1.42%) Oracle RAC
7 20 (1.01%) HDFS
8 19 (0.96%) Microsoft App-V
8 19 (0.96%) XenApp
9 13 (0.66%) VMware Workstation
10 12 (0.61%) vSphere
11 11 (0.56%) VMware ESXi
11 11 (0.56%) XenDesktop
12 7 (0.35%) Apache Flume
12 7 (0.35%) vCloud
13 6 (0.30%) Postfix
13 6 (0.30%) XenServer
14 5 (0.25%) Apache ZooKeeper
14 5 (0.25%) KVM
15 4 (0.20%) BIND 9
Systems Management
1 67 (3.39%) Puppet
2 50 (2.53%) Ansible
2 50 (2.53%) Kubernetes
3 36 (1.82%) HP ALM
3 36 (1.82%) Opscode Chef
4 35 (1.77%) SCCM
5 24 (1.22%) Kibana
6 22 (1.11%) Grafana
7 18 (0.91%) SCOM
8 17 (0.86%) Terraform
9 15 (0.76%) Hadoop YARN
10 14 (0.71%) Microsoft Clustering
11 12 (0.61%) Data Guard
12 11 (0.56%) Cisco UCCE
12 11 (0.56%) Single Sign-On
13 10 (0.51%) Cisco CUCM
14 9 (0.46%) Oozie
14 9 (0.46%) OpenView Configuration Management
14 9 (0.46%) OVSD
14 9 (0.46%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 456 (23.10%) Microsoft
2 454 (23.00%) Oracle
3 116 (5.88%) VMware
4 82 (4.15%) SAP
5 73 (3.70%) Citrix
6 70 (3.55%) HP
7 62 (3.14%) Tableau
8 52 (2.63%) Google
9 51 (2.58%) Cisco
10 47 (2.38%) IBM
11 42 (2.13%) webMethods
12 32 (1.62%) Red Hat
13 27 (1.37%) Workday
14 26 (1.32%) Dell
15 25 (1.27%) Adobe
15 25 (1.27%) Atlassian
16 22 (1.11%) ServiceNow
17 21 (1.06%) Talend
18 18 (0.91%) Informatica
18 18 (0.91%) MicroStrategy