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 3 months to 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
SQL (Structured Query Language)
England / South East
Rank 7 8 8
Rank change year-on-year +1 0  
Contract jobs citing SQL 949 1125 1178
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 12.09% 12.20% 12.06%
As % of the Programming Languages category 36.17% 36.30% 36.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 603 780 711
Median daily rate £390 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.00% +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £292 £265 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £370 £350
% change year-on-year -2.02% +5.71%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 15 45
Median hourly rate £43.00 £43.00 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +26.47%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.15 £15.00 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.15 £61.15 £54.39
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.75 £24.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year +65.62% -20.00%  

SQL is in the programming language skills category. The next 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 programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 2624 3099 3269
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 33.43% 33.61% 33.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 1558 2046 1883
Median daily rate £400 £380 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +8.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £295 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £513 £485
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +4.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 89 119 121
Median hourly rate £42.50 £38.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.84% +1.33%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £12.35 £18.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.64 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +4.10% +11.11%  

SQL
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East citing SQL as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Programming Languages category.

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 3 months to 25 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 25 March 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 3 months to 25 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hampshire +1 222 £390 +11.42% 96
Surrey +1 212 £425 +6.25% 70
Berkshire 0 152 £396 +3.52% 66
Oxfordshire +6 86 £375 -5.06% 43
West Sussex +3 80 £438 +25.00% 28
Buckinghamshire -12 77 £363 -9.37% 49
Kent 0 59 £338 - 26
East Sussex +12 40 £330 +1.53% 19
Middlesex -3 9 £350 -12.50% 1
Thames Valley - 2 £675 -
Sussex +2 1 £390 +126.08% 2
SQL
England

SQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 25 March 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.

1 562 (31.77%) SQL Server
2 503 (28.43%) Agile Software Development
3 493 (27.87%) Oracle
4 394 (22.27%) .NET
5 375 (21.20%) C#
6 366 (20.69%) Microsoft
7 350 (19.79%) JavaScript
8 346 (19.56%) Java
9 324 (18.32%) Finance
10 312 (17.64%) XML
11 277 (15.66%) Linux
12 274 (15.49%) Windows
13 246 (13.91%) HTML
14 243 (13.74%) Web Services
15 238 (13.45%) Business Intelligence
16 220 (12.44%) Security Cleared
17 208 (11.76%) MVC
18 197 (11.14%) Unix
19 190 (10.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
20 189 (10.68%) PL/SQL
21 188 (10.63%) CSS
22 187 (10.57%) ETL
22 187 (10.57%) Migration
23 182 (10.29%) SC Cleared
24 179 (10.12%) MS Excel
25 177 (10.01%) Relational Database
26 175 (9.89%) T-SQL
27 166 (9.38%) jQuery
28 165 (9.33%) ASP.NET
28 165 (9.33%) Scrum

SQL
Top Related 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 (5.48%) SharePoint
2 65 (3.67%) IIS
3 53 (3.00%) JBoss
4 47 (2.66%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 44 (2.49%) WebSphere
6 41 (2.32%) SAS
7 37 (2.09%) Apache
8 36 (2.04%) Confluence
9 35 (1.98%) CMS
10 34 (1.92%) WebLogic
10 34 (1.92%) WebSphere Application Server
11 31 (1.75%) BizTalk Server
12 24 (1.36%) MS Exchange
13 23 (1.30%) Skype for Business
14 21 (1.19%) Tomcat
15 20 (1.13%) Apache Spark
16 19 (1.07%) WebSphere Process Server
17 17 (0.96%) Drupal
18 15 (0.85%) SharePoint 2013
19 14 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 179 (10.12%) MS Excel
2 83 (4.69%) MS Office
3 40 (2.26%) MS Visio
4 13 (0.73%) MS PowerPoint
5 12 (0.68%) Spreadsheet
6 7 (0.40%) SPSS
7 5 (0.28%) MS Project
8 3 (0.17%) SPSS Modeler
9 2 (0.11%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 2 (0.11%) Chatbot
10 1 (0.057%) Adobe Captivate
10 1 (0.057%) Fireworks
10 1 (0.057%) FreeHand
10 1 (0.057%) Stata
Business Applications
1 24 (1.36%) Dynamics CRM
2 19 (1.07%) Oracle BPM
3 17 (0.96%) Oracle Applications
3 17 (0.96%) Oracle Receivables
4 16 (0.90%) Oracle EBS
4 16 (0.90%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 13 (0.73%) Remedy ITSM
6 12 (0.68%) Oracle EBS R12
7 11 (0.62%) Adobe Campaign
8 9 (0.51%) Oracle ERP
9 8 (0.45%) Dynamics NAV
9 8 (0.45%) Maximo
10 7 (0.40%) Oracle TCA
11 6 (0.34%) BusinessWorks
11 6 (0.34%) Dynamics AX
11 6 (0.34%) Markit EDM
11 6 (0.34%) Remedy AR System
12 4 (0.23%) Oracle 11i
13 3 (0.17%) Staffware
13 3 (0.17%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 114 (6.44%) Microsoft Azure
2 61 (3.45%) Amazon AWS
3 41 (2.32%) GitHub
4 30 (1.70%) IaaS
5 28 (1.58%) PaaS
6 20 (1.13%) Cloud Computing
7 18 (1.02%) Office 365
8 15 (0.85%) SaaS
9 12 (0.68%) Google Analytics
10 11 (0.62%) Boomi
11 5 (0.28%) Adobe Analytics
12 4 (0.23%) Amazon ElastiCache
13 3 (0.17%) AWS CloudFormation
13 3 (0.17%) Google Play
13 3 (0.17%) Mailgun
14 2 (0.11%) Azure Active Directory
14 2 (0.11%) CallidusCloud
14 2 (0.11%) Google Checkout
14 2 (0.11%) Veeva
15 1 (0.057%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 40 (2.26%) DNS
2 29 (1.64%) Internet
3 28 (1.58%) Firewall
4 23 (1.30%) SAN
5 22 (1.24%) DHCP
6 20 (1.13%) HTTP
6 20 (1.13%) LDAP
7 14 (0.79%) DVB
7 14 (0.79%) Intranet
7 14 (0.79%) LAN
7 14 (0.79%) Skype
8 13 (0.73%) Wireshark
9 12 (0.68%) NAS
9 12 (0.68%) TCP/IP
9 12 (0.68%) WAN
10 11 (0.62%) Extranet
10 11 (0.62%) Network Security
11 10 (0.57%) IPsec
11 10 (0.57%) PuTTY
11 10 (0.57%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 562 (31.77%) SQL Server
2 190 (10.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 177 (10.01%) Relational Database
4 160 (9.04%) Oracle Database
5 150 (8.48%) Data Warehouse
6 124 (7.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 103 (5.82%) SQL Server 2008
8 92 (5.20%) SQL Server 2012
9 91 (5.14%) MySQL
10 88 (4.97%) NoSQL
11 86 (4.86%) Oracle Database 11g
12 71 (4.01%) SQL Server 2014
13 64 (3.62%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 55 (3.11%) PostgreSQL
15 54 (3.05%) DB2
15 54 (3.05%) Hadoop
15 54 (3.05%) SQL Server 2005
16 53 (3.00%) MS Access
17 51 (2.88%) Big Data
17 51 (2.88%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 153 (8.65%) Git (software)
2 152 (8.59%) Team Foundation Server
3 109 (6.16%) Jenkins
4 98 (5.54%) Selenium
5 95 (5.37%) JIRA
6 86 (4.86%) Visual Studio
7 82 (4.64%) Maven
8 70 (3.96%) JUnit
9 46 (2.60%) Cucumber
10 45 (2.54%) Eclipse
11 40 (2.26%) Subversion
12 37 (2.09%) Mockito
12 37 (2.09%) Talend Open Studio
12 37 (2.09%) TeamCity
13 31 (1.75%) Oracle APEX
13 31 (1.75%) WebDriver
14 28 (1.58%) NUnit
15 25 (1.41%) SoapUI
15 25 (1.41%) SpecFlow
16 23 (1.30%) Moq
General
1 324 (18.32%) Finance
2 70 (3.96%) Marketing
3 57 (3.22%) Telecoms
4 46 (2.60%) Publishing
4 46 (2.60%) Retail
5 45 (2.54%) Banking
6 37 (2.09%) Manufacturing
7 26 (1.47%) Advertising
8 17 (0.96%) Back Office
9 16 (0.90%) Electronics
10 11 (0.62%) Legal
11 8 (0.45%) Local Government
12 7 (0.40%) Automotive
12 7 (0.40%) Investment Banking
12 7 (0.40%) Pharmaceutical
13 6 (0.34%) Japanese Language
13 6 (0.34%) Law
14 5 (0.28%) Financial Institution
15 4 (0.23%) Games
15 4 (0.23%) German Language
Job Titles
1 826 (46.69%) Developer
2 345 (19.50%) Analyst
3 232 (13.11%) SQL Developer
4 215 (12.15%) .NET Developer
5 135 (7.63%) Java Developer
6 127 (7.18%) C# Developer
7 111 (6.27%) C# .NET Developer
8 89 (5.03%) Systems Analyst
9 88 (4.97%) Consultant
10 86 (4.86%) Oracle Developer
11 74 (4.18%) DBA
12 67 (3.79%) Software Developer
12 67 (3.79%) Tester
13 65 (3.67%) Test Analyst
14 63 (3.56%) SQL Analyst
15 62 (3.50%) Data Analyst
16 59 (3.34%) Senior Developer
17 57 (3.22%) Business Intelligence Developer
18 56 (3.17%) Architect
18 56 (3.17%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 394 (22.27%) .NET
2 312 (17.64%) XML
3 246 (13.91%) HTML
4 243 (13.74%) Web Services
5 188 (10.63%) CSS
6 166 (9.38%) jQuery
7 165 (9.33%) ASP.NET
8 135 (7.63%) REST
9 115 (6.50%) Spring
10 109 (6.16%) .NET Framework
10 109 (6.16%) SOAP
11 98 (5.54%) AngularJS
12 91 (5.14%) JSON
13 85 (4.80%) HTML5
14 74 (4.18%) ASP.NET Web API
14 74 (4.18%) Entity Framework
15 73 (4.13%) LINQ
16 72 (4.07%) Ajax
17 71 (4.01%) WCF
18 69 (3.90%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 165 (9.33%) Analytical Skills
2 46 (2.60%) Computer Science
3 45 (2.54%) Algorithms
4 44 (2.49%) Clustering
5 33 (1.87%) User Experience
6 32 (1.81%) Replication
7 30 (1.70%) Client/Server
8 28 (1.58%) Management Information System
9 26 (1.47%) Data Structures
9 26 (1.47%) Enterprise Software
10 22 (1.24%) Data Centre
11 16 (0.90%) N-Tier
11 16 (0.90%) STB
12 13 (0.73%) AS400
12 13 (0.73%) Digital TV
13 12 (0.68%) Fat Client
13 12 (0.68%) MPEG
13 12 (0.68%) NHS
13 12 (0.68%) Thin Client
13 12 (0.68%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 277 (15.66%) Linux
2 274 (15.49%) Windows
3 197 (11.14%) Unix
4 89 (5.03%) Windows Server 2008
5 87 (4.92%) Windows Server
6 64 (3.62%) Windows Server 2012
7 46 (2.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 38 (2.15%) Windows Server 2003
9 30 (1.70%) Solaris
10 24 (1.36%) AIX
10 24 (1.36%) Android
11 19 (1.07%) Apple iOS
12 18 (1.02%) Windows 7
13 9 (0.51%) CentOS
13 9 (0.51%) Ubuntu
13 9 (0.51%) Windows 10
14 6 (0.34%) MVS
14 6 (0.34%) Oracle Linux
14 6 (0.34%) Windows Vista
15 5 (0.28%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 503 (28.43%) Agile Software Development
2 238 (13.45%) Business Intelligence
3 208 (11.76%) MVC
4 187 (10.57%) ETL
4 187 (10.57%) Migration
5 165 (9.33%) Scrum
6 156 (8.82%) TDD
7 154 (8.71%) SDLC
8 144 (8.14%) Continuous Integration
8 144 (8.14%) Data Analysis
9 126 (7.12%) Data Modelling
10 117 (6.61%) Unit Testing
11 107 (6.05%) DevOps
12 102 (5.77%) OO
13 90 (5.09%) Analytics
14 83 (4.69%) Performance Tuning
14 83 (4.69%) SOA
15 82 (4.64%) Test Scripting
16 78 (4.41%) ITIL
17 77 (4.35%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 375 (21.20%) C#
2 350 (19.79%) JavaScript
3 346 (19.56%) Java
4 189 (10.68%) PL/SQL
5 175 (9.89%) T-SQL
6 126 (7.12%) Python
7 75 (4.24%) PowerShell
8 70 (3.96%) VB.NET
9 68 (3.84%) Shell Script
10 66 (3.73%) VB
11 60 (3.39%) C
12 53 (3.00%) C++
13 51 (2.88%) Perl
13 51 (2.88%) VBA
14 39 (2.20%) PHP
15 35 (1.98%) Ruby
16 32 (1.81%) R
17 29 (1.64%) Bash Shell
18 20 (1.13%) F#
19 19 (1.07%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 220 (12.44%) Security Cleared
2 182 (10.29%) SC Cleared
3 123 (6.95%) Degree
4 68 (3.84%) ISTQB
5 67 (3.79%) ISEB
6 55 (3.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 36 (2.04%) Microsoft Certification
8 26 (1.47%) DV Cleared
9 17 (0.96%) MCSE
10 11 (0.62%) CISSP
10 11 (0.62%) MCP
11 9 (0.51%) Sun Certification
12 7 (0.40%) CCNA
12 7 (0.40%) CCNP
12 7 (0.40%) Cisco Certification
12 7 (0.40%) ISEB Practitioner
12 7 (0.40%) MCITP
13 6 (0.34%) MCSA
13 6 (0.34%) RHCE
13 6 (0.34%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 70 (3.96%) QA
2 37 (2.09%) Data Quality
3 12 (0.68%) Disclosure Scotland
3 12 (0.68%) SLA
4 9 (0.51%) GDPR
4 9 (0.51%) PCI DSS
5 4 (0.23%) SDET
6 3 (0.17%) HL7
6 3 (0.17%) IFRS
6 3 (0.17%) IFRS 9
6 3 (0.17%) PMO
7 2 (0.11%) GMP
7 2 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.057%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.057%) GxP
8 1 (0.057%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 1 (0.057%) WCAG
System Software
1 110 (6.22%) Active Directory
2 61 (3.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (1.30%) vSphere
4 22 (1.24%) Oracle RAC
5 21 (1.19%) Hyper-V
6 18 (1.02%) Docker
7 16 (0.90%) XenApp
8 14 (0.79%) XenDesktop
9 12 (0.68%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 11 (0.62%) Virtual Machines
11 9 (0.51%) VMware ESXi
12 6 (0.34%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 6 (0.34%) VMware ESX
12 6 (0.34%) VMware Workstation
13 5 (0.28%) Microsoft App-V
14 4 (0.23%) Apache Flume
14 4 (0.23%) HDFS
15 3 (0.17%) Virtual Servers
15 3 (0.17%) XenServer
16 2 (0.11%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 59 (3.34%) Puppet
2 36 (2.04%) Opscode Chef
3 22 (1.24%) Ansible
4 21 (1.19%) HP Quality Center
5 20 (1.13%) SCCM
5 20 (1.13%) Tivoli
6 19 (1.07%) SCOM
7 18 (1.02%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 12 (0.68%) Netcool
8 12 (0.68%) WSUS
9 11 (0.62%) Oracle RMAN
10 9 (0.51%) Data Guard
11 8 (0.45%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
11 8 (0.45%) ZABBIX
12 7 (0.40%) NetBackup
12 7 (0.40%) OVSD
13 6 (0.34%) Hadoop YARN
13 6 (0.34%) McAfee ePO
14 5 (0.28%) Microsoft Clustering
14 5 (0.28%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 493 (27.87%) Oracle
2 366 (20.69%) Microsoft
3 116 (6.56%) VMware
4 76 (4.30%) HP
5 70 (3.96%) SAP
6 60 (3.39%) IBM
7 50 (2.83%) Citrix
8 43 (2.43%) Red Hat
9 39 (2.20%) Tableau
10 37 (2.09%) Talend
11 27 (1.53%) Adobe
12 26 (1.47%) Google
12 26 (1.47%) Remedy
12 26 (1.47%) Salesforce.com
13 21 (1.19%) Informatica
14 18 (1.02%) Cognos
14 18 (1.02%) Veritas
15 17 (0.96%) Cisco
15 17 (0.96%) Dell
16 16 (0.90%) ServiceNow
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £350 per Day
Posted: Yesterday
Brighton, East Sussex
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 2 days ago
Berkshire
Spencer Rose
Rate: £500 - £675 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Newbury, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 2 days ago
Tonbridge, Kent
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £165 - £175 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Worthing, West Sussex
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Rate: £325 - £375 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
West Sussex
Proactive Appointments
Rate: £325 - £340 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 2 days ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Difrent
Rate: Up to £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Camberley, Surrey
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £500 to £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Redhill, Surrey
Proactive Appointments
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxfordshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
Oxfordshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Surrey
Code Red Associates
Rate: £250 - £280 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £300 - £430 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £200.00 - £250.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Marlow, Buckinghamshire
Involved Solutions Ltd
Rate: £18 - £20 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Rullion
Posted: 3 days ago
Sutton, Surrey
Intrinsic Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Up to £450 per day + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Staines, Middlesex
Canary Wharf and City
Rate: Up to £525 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Sports Leaders UK
Rate: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 11 days ago
Worthing, West Sussex
Square One Resources
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Rullion
Posted: 2 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 2 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
LA International
Posted: Yesterday
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Redhill, Surrey
LEXSTRA
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Hampshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £319 - £371 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Sutton, Surrey
Reed Business Information Ltd
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
Posted: 9 days ago