Period
to 23 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 23 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
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 7 7 8
Rank change year-on-year 0 +1 -1
Contract jobs citing SQL 1937 2060 2533
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 11.50% 12.35% 13.12%
As % of the Programming Languages category 32.69% 35.03% 37.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 1273 1318 1621
South East median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £252 £263 £250
90th Percentile £550 £513 £500
England median daily rate £438 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +9.38% - +6.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 63 62
South East median hourly rate £25.00 £37.00 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -32.43% +12.12% +32.00%
10th Percentile £10.75 £18.70 £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 5926 5881 6692
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 35.20% 35.27% 34.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 3676 3592 4158
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 £463 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +8.82% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 165 220 252
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £40.25 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.80% +7.33% +7.14%
10th Percentile £18.50 £14.95 £15.00
90th Percentile £52.00 £53.93 £50.00
England median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +21.95%

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 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 23 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 23 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 0 893 £400 +3.56% 168
Berkshire +1 439 £390 +4.00% 75
Surrey -2 339 £450 +12.50% 71
Hampshire -4 335 £375 +7.14% 114
Buckinghamshire +1 241 £350 -3.45% 39
Oxfordshire -1 211 £425 - 54
West Sussex +5 119 £375 -6.25% 26
East Sussex +7 94 £375 -6.25% 30
Kent -5 93 £350 -3.45% 8
Middlesex -3 23 £425 +8.97%
Sussex -10 4 £275 -21.43% 3
Isle of Wight 0 2 £157 -43.09%
SQL
England

For the 6 months to 23 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.

1 597 (30.82%) SQL Server
2 580 (29.94%) Agile Software Development
3 479 (24.73%) Oracle
4 432 (22.30%) Java
5 393 (20.29%) .NET
6 381 (19.67%) C#
7 380 (19.62%) Microsoft
8 378 (19.51%) JavaScript
9 321 (16.57%) Finance
10 312 (16.11%) Linux
11 301 (15.54%) Windows
12 296 (15.28%) HTML
13 293 (15.13%) Unix
14 284 (14.66%) Web Services
15 249 (12.85%) Analytical Skills
16 240 (12.39%) CSS
16 240 (12.39%) Business Intelligence
17 226 (11.67%) XML
18 225 (11.62%) T-SQL
19 224 (11.56%) MVC
20 223 (11.51%) ETL
21 211 (10.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
22 210 (10.84%) Data Warehouse
23 202 (10.43%) Migration
24 188 (9.71%) Microsoft Azure
25 187 (9.65%) Scrum
26 182 (9.40%) REST
27 178 (9.19%) PL/SQL
28 176 (9.09%) TDD
29 174 (8.98%) 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 74 (3.82%) Apache
1 74 (3.82%) Apache Spark
2 68 (3.51%) IIS
3 66 (3.41%) SAS
4 57 (2.94%) Tomcat
5 53 (2.74%) Confluence
6 52 (2.68%) JBoss
7 50 (2.58%) SharePoint
8 45 (2.32%) WebLogic
9 38 (1.96%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 28 (1.45%) BizTalk Server
10 28 (1.45%) WebSphere
11 23 (1.19%) Elasticsearch
12 20 (1.03%) Cloud Foundry
12 20 (1.03%) MS Exchange
13 19 (0.98%) Oracle Workflow
14 15 (0.77%) CMS
14 15 (0.77%) GlassFish
15 14 (0.72%) Drupal
16 13 (0.67%) GemFire
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 20 (1.03%) 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 11 (0.57%) Dynamics AX
8 10 (0.52%) Sonata
9 9 (0.46%) Oracle Financials
9 9 (0.46%) SAP CRM
10 8 (0.41%) Dynamics GP
10 8 (0.41%) Maximo
11 7 (0.36%) Markit EDM
11 7 (0.36%) Oracle TCA
11 7 (0.36%) SAP APO
12 6 (0.31%) Adobe Campaign
12 6 (0.31%) BusinessWorks
12 6 (0.31%) FastStats
12 6 (0.31%) Magento
13 5 (0.26%) Lawson
Cloud Services
1 188 (9.71%) Microsoft Azure
2 135 (6.97%) Amazon AWS
3 45 (2.32%) 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%) Google Cloud Platform
10 11 (0.57%) OpenShift
10 11 (0.57%) Serverless
11 10 (0.52%) Azure Active Directory
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 19 (0.98%) LDAP
8 19 (0.98%) Network Security
9 16 (0.83%) FTP
9 16 (0.83%) LAN
9 16 (0.83%) WAN
10 15 (0.77%) DHCP
10 15 (0.77%) SMS
11 13 (0.67%) SMTP
12 12 (0.62%) Cisco ISE
12 12 (0.62%) SSH
13 11 (0.57%) AMQP
14 10 (0.52%) VoIP
14 10 (0.52%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 597 (30.82%) SQL Server
2 211 (10.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 210 (10.84%) Data Warehouse
4 146 (7.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 144 (7.43%) Relational Database
6 120 (6.20%) Oracle Database
7 103 (5.32%) Hadoop
8 95 (4.90%) MySQL
9 93 (4.80%) Big Data
10 91 (4.70%) SQL Server 2008
11 84 (4.34%) NoSQL
12 70 (3.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 67 (3.46%) PostgreSQL
14 62 (3.20%) MongoDB
15 58 (2.99%) DB2
15 58 (2.99%) SQL Server 2012
16 53 (2.74%) RDBMS
17 52 (2.68%) Oracle Reports
18 51 (2.63%) Oracle Database 12c
19 50 (2.58%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 171 (8.83%) Git (software)
2 145 (7.49%) Jenkins
3 126 (6.50%) Team Foundation Server
4 115 (5.94%) JIRA
5 99 (5.11%) Selenium
6 94 (4.85%) Visual Studio
7 89 (4.59%) Maven
8 81 (4.18%) JUnit
9 66 (3.41%) Subversion
10 63 (3.25%) Eclipse
11 51 (2.63%) Cucumber
12 35 (1.81%) SoapUI
12 35 (1.81%) Talend Open Studio
13 34 (1.76%) Ant
14 32 (1.65%) IntelliJ
14 32 (1.65%) NUnit
15 28 (1.45%) Gradle
16 22 (1.14%) JMeter
16 22 (1.14%) Mockito
16 22 (1.14%) SpecFlow
General
1 321 (16.57%) Finance
2 79 (4.08%) Telecoms
3 77 (3.98%) Banking
4 57 (2.94%) Marketing
5 56 (2.89%) Retail
6 40 (2.07%) Publishing
7 16 (0.83%) Legal
7 16 (0.83%) Manufacturing
7 16 (0.83%) Pharmaceutical
8 13 (0.67%) Electronics
8 13 (0.67%) Financial Institution
9 12 (0.62%) Billing
10 11 (0.57%) Advertising
10 11 (0.57%) 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
1 877 (45.28%) Developer
2 339 (17.50%) Analyst
3 250 (12.91%) SQL Developer
4 200 (10.33%) .NET Developer
5 179 (9.24%) Java Developer
6 117 (6.04%) C# Developer
7 114 (5.89%) Architect
8 106 (5.47%) Consultant
9 93 (4.80%) Data Analyst
10 90 (4.65%) C# .NET Developer
11 73 (3.77%) Oracle Developer
12 68 (3.51%) DBA
13 65 (3.36%) Senior Developer
14 64 (3.30%) Administrator
15 63 (3.25%) Tester
16 59 (3.05%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
17 58 (2.99%) Business Intelligence Developer
18 55 (2.84%) SQL Analyst
19 50 (2.58%) SQL Server Developer
20 45 (2.32%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 393 (20.29%) .NET
2 296 (15.28%) HTML
3 284 (14.66%) Web Services
4 240 (12.39%) CSS
5 226 (11.67%) XML
6 182 (9.40%) REST
7 174 (8.98%) ASP.NET
8 156 (8.05%) SOAP
9 148 (7.64%) jQuery
10 143 (7.38%) AngularJS
11 136 (7.02%) Spring
12 111 (5.73%) ASP.NET Web API
13 100 (5.16%) .NET Framework
14 97 (5.01%) RESTful
15 95 (4.90%) JSON
16 94 (4.85%) ASP.NET MVC
17 89 (4.59%) HTML5
18 74 (3.82%) J2EE
19 66 (3.41%) WCF
20 65 (3.36%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 249 (12.85%) Analytical Skills
2 51 (2.63%) Computer Science
2 51 (2.63%) Greenfield Project
3 48 (2.48%) Enterprise Software
4 46 (2.37%) Management Information System
5 34 (1.76%) Client/Server
5 34 (1.76%) Mobile App
6 29 (1.50%) Data Structures
7 27 (1.39%) Replication
8 25 (1.29%) Algorithms
9 21 (1.08%) Data Centre
9 21 (1.08%) NHS
9 21 (1.08%) User Experience
9 21 (1.08%) Virtual Team
10 19 (0.98%) Linux Command Line
10 19 (0.98%) N-Tier
11 17 (0.88%) Clustering
12 13 (0.67%) AS400
13 12 (0.62%) Mainframe
14 11 (0.57%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 312 (16.11%) Linux
2 301 (15.54%) Windows
3 293 (15.13%) Unix
4 90 (4.65%) Windows Server
5 64 (3.30%) Windows Server 2012
6 56 (2.89%) Windows Server 2008
7 39 (2.01%) 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
1 580 (29.94%) Agile Software Development
2 240 (12.39%) Business Intelligence
3 224 (11.56%) MVC
4 223 (11.51%) ETL
5 202 (10.43%) Migration
6 187 (9.65%) Scrum
7 176 (9.09%) TDD
8 160 (8.26%) Test Automation
9 158 (8.16%) Data Modelling
10 126 (6.50%) SDLC
11 123 (6.35%) Data Analysis
12 116 (5.99%) Analytics
12 116 (5.99%) DevOps
13 107 (5.52%) Continuous Integration
13 107 (5.52%) Unit Testing
13 107 (5.52%) Web Development
14 102 (5.27%) Data Migration
15 94 (4.85%) OO
16 93 (4.80%) ITIL
17 91 (4.70%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 432 (22.30%) Java
2 381 (19.67%) C#
3 378 (19.51%) JavaScript
4 225 (11.62%) T-SQL
5 178 (9.19%) PL/SQL
6 146 (7.54%) Python
7 100 (5.16%) Shell Script
8 88 (4.54%) PowerShell
9 74 (3.82%) PHP
10 69 (3.56%) VB.NET
11 39 (2.01%) Perl
12 35 (1.81%) C
13 34 (1.76%) VBA
14 33 (1.70%) C++
15 31 (1.60%) VB
16 30 (1.55%) R
17 29 (1.50%) Ruby
17 29 (1.50%) Scala
18 26 (1.34%) Bash Shell
19 16 (0.83%) XPath
Qualifications
1 157 (8.11%) Security Cleared
2 143 (7.38%) Degree
3 107 (5.52%) SC Cleared
4 46 (2.37%) 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 13 (0.67%) BPSS Clearance
10 13 (0.67%) CISSP
11 12 (0.62%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 12 (0.62%) MCSE
12 8 (0.41%) GCIA
12 8 (0.41%) GSEC
12 8 (0.41%) MCITP
12 8 (0.41%) MCSA
12 8 (0.41%) Numerate Degree
13 5 (0.26%) CCNA
13 5 (0.26%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 114 (5.89%) 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%) GCP
7 7 (0.36%) GxP
7 7 (0.36%) PMO
8 5 (0.26%) Disclosure Scotland
8 5 (0.26%) PCI DSS
9 2 (0.10%) GAMP
10 1 (0.052%) HL7
10 1 (0.052%) IFRS
10 1 (0.052%) IFRS 9
10 1 (0.052%) ISO 8583
10 1 (0.052%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 1 (0.052%) PSD2
System Software
1 146 (7.54%) Active Directory
2 81 (4.18%) Docker
3 75 (3.87%) VMware Infrastructure
4 32 (1.65%) HDFS
5 30 (1.55%) VMware ESXi
6 24 (1.24%) Virtual Machines
7 23 (1.19%) vSphere
8 20 (1.03%) 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 73 (3.77%) Puppet
2 58 (2.99%) Ansible
3 48 (2.48%) 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%) Control-M
7 19 (0.98%) Grafana
7 19 (0.98%) Hadoop YARN
8 16 (0.83%) Kibana
8 16 (0.83%) NetBackup
9 14 (0.72%) ZABBIX
10 12 (0.62%) Oracle RMAN
10 12 (0.62%) OVSD
10 12 (0.62%) SCSM
11 9 (0.46%) McAfee ePO
12 8 (0.41%) Netcool
12 8 (0.41%) OpenView Configuration Management
12 8 (0.41%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 479 (24.73%) Oracle
2 380 (19.62%) Microsoft
3 128 (6.61%) VMware
4 107 (5.52%) HP
5 92 (4.75%) SAP
6 78 (4.03%) Tableau
7 61 (3.15%) IBM
8 59 (3.05%) Red Hat
9 42 (2.17%) Cisco
10 40 (2.07%) Citrix
11 35 (1.81%) Talend
12 30 (1.55%) Cloudera
12 30 (1.55%) McAfee
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%) SolarWinds
16 17 (0.88%) Splunk
17 16 (0.83%) ServiceNow