Period
to 3 August 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 3 August 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
3 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 8 8 8
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 0
Contract jobs citing SQL 630 1,847 1,953
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South East 12.43% 12.40% 11.45%
As % of the Programming Languages category 39.47% 33.89% 29.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 466 1,198 1,216
Median daily rate £475 £425 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.76% +2.41% +10.67%
10th Percentile £312 £289 £300
90th Percentile £638 £600 £548
England median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 32 45
Median hourly rate £45.75 £38.78 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.97% +72.37% -45.45%
10th Percentile £35.00 £18.00 £8.00
90th Percentile £63.75 £64.63 £50.00
England median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year - +32.08% -29.33%

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 1,596 5,450 6,709
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 31.50% 36.60% 39.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,005 3,375 4,110
Median daily rate £463 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £305 £313 £310
90th Percentile £613 £588 £563
England median daily rate £500 £480 £475
% change year-on-year +4.17% +1.05% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 164 202
Median hourly rate £44.50 £47.25 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.82% +11.18% -2.30%
10th Percentile £35.00 £23.64 £18.75
90th Percentile £58.80 £59.25 £53.75
Median hourly rate £35.25 £45.00 £41.13
% change year-on-year -21.67% +9.42% +0.30%

SQL
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing SQL as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing SQL in the South East.

Daily rate trend for SQL in the South East

SQL
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing SQL in the South East over the 6 months to 3 August 2020.

Daily rate histogram for SQL in the South East

SQL
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing SQL in the South East.

Hourly rate trend for SQL in the South East

SQL
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing SQL in the South East over the 6 months to 3 August 2020.

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 3 August 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 +6 327 £488 +13.70% 92
Berkshire +2 161 £520 +20.93% 37
Buckinghamshire +1 134 £475 +11.76% 25
Hampshire -8 115 £490 +15.29% 45
Surrey +1 84 £438 +2.94% 43
West Sussex 0 53 £475 +15.15% 22
Oxfordshire +12 32 £444 -1.39% 30
Kent +3 23 £450 +16.13% 15
East Sussex -5 11 £450 +5.88% 13
Middlesex +4 2 £370 +16.54% 2
Sussex +4 1 - -
Isle of Wight - 1 £450 -
SQL
England

For the 6 months to 3 August 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.

1 205 (32.54%) Oracle
2 178 (28.25%) Agile Software Development
3 164 (26.03%) Azure
4 154 (24.44%) Security Cleared
4 154 (24.44%) Microsoft
5 141 (22.38%) Business Intelligence
6 139 (22.06%) SQL Server
7 132 (20.95%) SC Cleared
8 129 (20.48%) Migration
9 123 (19.52%) C#
9 123 (19.52%) PL/SQL
10 121 (19.21%) DevOps
11 111 (17.62%) JavaScript
12 103 (16.35%) Python
12 103 (16.35%) ETL
13 98 (15.56%) Windows
13 98 (15.56%) Power Platform
14 95 (15.08%) Power BI
15 92 (14.60%) .NET
16 85 (13.49%) Analytics
17 84 (13.33%) Data Modelling
18 80 (12.70%) Java
19 79 (12.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
20 68 (10.79%) Big Data
21 66 (10.48%) Linux
22 65 (10.32%) Data Warehouse
22 65 (10.32%) Data Lake
23 64 (10.16%) HTML
23 64 (10.16%) Shell Script
23 64 (10.16%) Finance

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 27 (4.29%) SharePoint
2 22 (3.49%) Apache Spark
3 21 (3.33%) WebSphere
4 17 (2.70%) Confluence
5 15 (2.38%) WebLogic
6 14 (2.22%) IIS
7 12 (1.90%) CMS
7 12 (1.90%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 9 (1.43%) EPiServer
9 8 (1.27%) Tomcat
10 7 (1.11%) SAS
11 6 (0.95%) MS Exchange
12 5 (0.79%) Oracle Service Bus
12 5 (0.79%) Oracle Workflow
13 4 (0.63%) BizTalk Server
13 4 (0.63%) Skype for Business
14 3 (0.48%) Apache
14 3 (0.48%) nginx
15 2 (0.32%) MS Project Server
15 2 (0.32%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 41 (6.51%) Microsoft Excel
2 34 (5.40%) Microsoft Office
3 9 (1.43%) MS Visio
4 8 (1.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (0.48%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.32%) Microsoft Project
7 1 (0.16%) Sketch
7 1 (0.16%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 38 (6.03%) Oracle Payables
2 25 (3.97%) Oracle Cash Management
3 24 (3.81%) Maximo
4 22 (3.49%) Oracle Receivables
5 19 (3.02%) Dynamics CRM
6 16 (2.54%) Oracle EBS
7 9 (1.43%) Adobe Campaign
8 7 (1.11%) Oracle ERP
9 5 (0.79%) Oracle Applications
9 5 (0.79%) Oracle General Ledger
10 4 (0.63%) Oracle EBS R12
10 4 (0.63%) Oracle Payroll
10 4 (0.63%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
10 4 (0.63%) Remedy ITSM
11 3 (0.48%) assyst
11 3 (0.48%) NetSuite
11 3 (0.48%) SAP S/4HANA
12 2 (0.32%) Dynamics AX
12 2 (0.32%) FastStats
12 2 (0.32%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 164 (26.03%) Azure
2 98 (15.56%) Power Platform
3 60 (9.52%) AWS
4 27 (4.29%) IaaS
4 27 (4.29%) Serverless
5 24 (3.81%) PaaS
6 15 (2.38%) AWS Lambda
6 15 (2.38%) Dynamics 365
7 12 (1.90%) Azure Data Factory
7 12 (1.90%) SaaS
8 10 (1.59%) Amazon S3
8 10 (1.59%) GCP
8 10 (1.59%) PowerApps
9 9 (1.43%) Azure Functions
10 8 (1.27%) Logic Apps
11 7 (1.11%) Azure Active Directory
12 6 (0.95%) Amazon GuardDuty
12 6 (0.95%) AWS CloudFormation
12 6 (0.95%) Cloud Computing
13 5 (0.79%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 18 (2.86%) DNS
2 16 (2.54%) DHCP
3 8 (1.27%) Firewall
4 6 (0.95%) WAN
5 5 (0.79%) SAN
5 5 (0.79%) SSL
5 5 (0.79%) TCP/IP
6 4 (0.63%) Kerberos
6 4 (0.63%) Skype
7 3 (0.48%) LAN
8 2 (0.32%) AMQP
8 2 (0.32%) Internet
8 2 (0.32%) SMTP
8 2 (0.32%) SNMP
8 2 (0.32%) Softphone
8 2 (0.32%) VPN
9 1 (0.16%) LTE
9 1 (0.16%) Network Security
9 1 (0.16%) Wireless Security
9 1 (0.16%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 139 (22.06%) SQL Server
2 95 (15.08%) Power BI
3 79 (12.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 68 (10.79%) Big Data
5 65 (10.32%) Data Lake
5 65 (10.32%) Data Warehouse
6 47 (7.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 39 (6.19%) Relational Database
8 33 (5.24%) Hadoop
9 29 (4.60%) Oracle Database
10 23 (3.65%) PostgreSQL
11 22 (3.49%) NoSQL
12 20 (3.17%) MySQL
13 19 (3.02%) HDInsight
13 19 (3.02%) SQL Server 2008
14 17 (2.70%) Oracle Reports
15 16 (2.54%) Data Mining
15 16 (2.54%) Oracle Database 12c
16 15 (2.38%) Azure SQL Database
16 15 (2.38%) Cosmos DB
Development Applications
1 44 (6.98%) Visual Studio
2 42 (6.67%) Git (software)
3 41 (6.51%) JIRA
4 29 (4.60%) Selenium
5 18 (2.86%) Cucumber
6 15 (2.38%) Ant
7 14 (2.22%) Team Foundation Server
8 13 (2.06%) Jenkins
8 13 (2.06%) JUnit
9 12 (1.90%) Eclipse
10 8 (1.27%) Maven
10 8 (1.27%) Subversion
11 6 (0.95%) Bitbucket
11 6 (0.95%) JMeter
12 5 (0.79%) SpecFlow
12 5 (0.79%) Toad
13 4 (0.63%) Oracle APEX
13 4 (0.63%) PVCS
13 4 (0.63%) TeamCity
14 3 (0.48%) Hudson
General
1 64 (10.16%) Finance
2 48 (7.62%) Public Sector
3 37 (5.87%) General Ledger
4 20 (3.17%) Marketing
5 15 (2.38%) Telecoms
6 12 (1.90%) Manufacturing
7 11 (1.75%) Banking
8 7 (1.11%) Aerospace
9 6 (0.95%) Law
10 5 (0.79%) Pharmaceutical
10 5 (0.79%) Retail
11 4 (0.63%) Electronics
12 3 (0.48%) Automotive
12 3 (0.48%) Billing
12 3 (0.48%) Financial Institution
12 3 (0.48%) Games
13 2 (0.32%) Back Office
13 2 (0.32%) Retail Banking
14 1 (0.16%) Local Government
14 1 (0.16%) Police
Job Titles
1 219 (34.76%) Developer
2 83 (13.17%) Analyst
3 54 (8.57%) Architect
4 43 (6.83%) Data Engineer
5 39 (6.19%) DBA
6 38 (6.03%) .NET Developer
7 37 (5.87%) Consultant
8 29 (4.60%) Data Analyst
9 26 (4.13%) DevOps Engineer
10 23 (3.65%) C# Developer
11 22 (3.49%) SQL Developer
12 21 (3.33%) Business Intelligence Developer
12 21 (3.33%) Maximo Developer
12 21 (3.33%) Oracle Developer
12 21 (3.33%) SQL DBA
12 21 (3.33%) Technical Developer
13 17 (2.70%) Senior Developer
14 15 (2.38%) Azure Engineer
15 14 (2.22%) C# .NET Developer
15 14 (2.22%) Data Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 92 (14.60%) .NET
2 64 (10.16%) HTML
3 57 (9.05%) XML
4 46 (7.30%) .NET Framework
5 38 (6.03%) CSS
6 36 (5.71%) Web Services
7 34 (5.40%) Entity Framework
8 32 (5.08%) ASP.NET
8 32 (5.08%) SOAP
9 31 (4.92%) AngularJS
10 29 (4.60%) jQuery
11 24 (3.81%) Node.js
11 24 (3.81%) RESTful
12 23 (3.65%) Middleware
13 22 (3.49%) REST
14 17 (2.70%) HTML5
14 17 (2.70%) LDAP
15 16 (2.54%) ASP.NET Web API
15 16 (2.54%) LINQ
16 15 (2.38%) React
Miscellaneous
1 56 (8.89%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (2.86%) Data Structures
3 16 (2.54%) Data Centre
4 11 (1.75%) Cloud Native
4 11 (1.75%) Replication
5 10 (1.59%) Clustering
5 10 (1.59%) Self-Motivation
6 9 (1.43%) Algorithms
6 9 (1.43%) Greenfield Project
6 9 (1.43%) Linux Command Line
6 9 (1.43%) Mainframe
6 9 (1.43%) Management Information System
7 8 (1.27%) Acoustics
8 6 (0.95%) CMDB
8 6 (0.95%) Public Cloud
9 5 (0.79%) Enterprise Software
9 5 (0.79%) NHS
9 5 (0.79%) PKI
10 4 (0.63%) Client/Server
11 3 (0.48%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 98 (15.56%) Windows
2 66 (10.48%) Linux
3 37 (5.87%) Unix
4 26 (4.13%) Windows Server
5 18 (2.86%) VMS
6 16 (2.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 12 (1.90%) AIX
8 9 (1.43%) Windows Server 2012
9 8 (1.27%) Windows Server 2008
10 7 (1.11%) Windows Server 2003
10 7 (1.11%) Windows Server 2019
11 6 (0.95%) Windows Vista
12 5 (0.79%) Windows 7
13 4 (0.63%) OpenVMS
13 4 (0.63%) Windows 10
13 4 (0.63%) Windows 8
14 3 (0.48%) Solaris
14 3 (0.48%) SUSE
14 3 (0.48%) Windows Server 2016
15 2 (0.32%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 178 (28.25%) Agile Software Development
2 141 (22.38%) Business Intelligence
3 129 (20.48%) Migration
4 121 (19.21%) DevOps
5 103 (16.35%) ETL
6 85 (13.49%) Analytics
7 84 (13.33%) Data Modelling
8 64 (10.16%) Data Migration
9 62 (9.84%) Test Automation
10 57 (9.05%) Problem-Solving
10 57 (9.05%) Unit Testing
11 54 (8.57%) Scrum
12 49 (7.78%) ERP
13 42 (6.67%) Continuous Integration
13 42 (6.67%) MVC
14 39 (6.19%) Performance Tuning
15 38 (6.03%) Machine Learning
16 36 (5.71%) Data Management
17 32 (5.08%) ITIL
18 31 (4.92%) E-business
Programming Languages
1 123 (19.52%) C#
1 123 (19.52%) PL/SQL
2 111 (17.62%) JavaScript
3 103 (16.35%) Python
4 80 (12.70%) Java
5 64 (10.16%) Shell Script
6 63 (10.00%) T-SQL
7 48 (7.62%) PowerShell
8 24 (3.81%) R
9 19 (3.02%) Scala
10 18 (2.86%) C
11 17 (2.70%) VB
12 16 (2.54%) Perl
13 13 (2.06%) Korn
14 10 (1.59%) BeanShell
14 10 (1.59%) C++
14 10 (1.59%) PHP
15 9 (1.43%) Bourne shell
15 9 (1.43%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
15 9 (1.43%) VBA
Qualifications
1 154 (24.44%) Security Cleared
2 132 (20.95%) SC Cleared
3 42 (6.67%) Degree
4 36 (5.71%) DV Cleared
5 11 (1.75%) Microsoft Certification
6 7 (1.11%) MCITP
7 6 (0.95%) MCAD
7 6 (0.95%) MCPD
8 5 (0.79%) Computer Science Degree
9 4 (0.63%) DBS Check
9 4 (0.63%) ISEB
9 4 (0.63%) ISTQB
10 3 (0.48%) BPSS Clearance
10 3 (0.48%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 3 (0.48%) MCSA
11 2 (0.32%) CCNA
11 2 (0.32%) CCNP
11 2 (0.32%) Cisco Certification
11 2 (0.32%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (0.32%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (3.65%) QA
2 7 (1.11%) SLA
3 6 (0.95%) GDPR
4 5 (0.79%) Data Quality
5 3 (0.48%) GxP
5 3 (0.48%) IFRS
6 2 (0.32%) HL7
6 2 (0.32%) NCSC
7 1 (0.16%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 1 (0.16%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.16%) PMO
System Software
1 39 (6.19%) Active Directory
2 27 (4.29%) Docker
3 25 (3.97%) Virtual Machines
4 16 (2.54%) VMware Infrastructure
5 13 (2.06%) Hyper-V
6 9 (1.43%) RACF
7 8 (1.27%) Oracle RAC
8 5 (0.79%) HDFS
9 4 (0.63%) Microsoft App-V
9 4 (0.63%) VMware ESXi
9 4 (0.63%) vSphere
9 4 (0.63%) XenApp
10 2 (0.32%) VMware NSX
11 1 (0.16%) Citrix Hypervisor
11 1 (0.16%) PowerDNS
11 1 (0.16%) Terminal Server
11 1 (0.16%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 21 (3.33%) Kubernetes
2 11 (1.75%) SCOM
3 10 (1.59%) Terraform
4 9 (1.43%) SCCM
5 8 (1.27%) Data Guard
5 8 (1.27%) Oracle RMAN
6 7 (1.11%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 6 (0.95%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 5 (0.79%) Ansible
8 5 (0.79%) Microsoft Clustering
8 5 (0.79%) WSUS
9 4 (0.63%) BladeLogic
9 4 (0.63%) Docker Swarm
9 4 (0.63%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
9 4 (0.63%) SCVMM
10 3 (0.48%) Foglight
10 3 (0.48%) HAProxy
10 3 (0.48%) Oozie
10 3 (0.48%) Oracle Flashback
10 3 (0.48%) Puppet
Vendors
1 205 (32.54%) Oracle
2 154 (24.44%) Microsoft
3 30 (4.76%) SAP
4 27 (4.29%) VMware
5 24 (3.81%) Tableau
6 21 (3.33%) Informatica
7 17 (2.70%) Red Hat
8 16 (2.54%) Databricks
8 16 (2.54%) Xamarin
9 13 (2.06%) Salesforce.com
10 11 (1.75%) IBM
11 10 (1.59%) Adobe
11 10 (1.59%) BMC
12 9 (1.43%) Google
12 9 (1.43%) Hortonworks
12 9 (1.43%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
13 8 (1.27%) Cloudera
13 8 (1.27%) Remedy
14 7 (1.11%) Sybase
14 7 (1.11%) Talend