Period
to 16 November 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 16 November 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
16 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 8 7 7
Rank change year-on-year -1 0 0
Contract jobs citing SQL 1,792 2,007 1,931
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 13.29% 12.04% 11.44%
As % of the Programming Languages category 37.61% 29.22% 32.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,105 1,333 1,278
South East median daily rate £430 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.18% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £300 £300 £250
90th Percentile £600 £575 £550
England median daily rate £450 £450 £435
% change year-on-year - +3.45% +8.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 27 32
South East median hourly rate £43.25 £42.50 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.76% +46.55% -22.15%
10th Percentile £18.00 £14.80 £11.30
90th Percentile £82.50 £57.40 £54.88
England median hourly rate £35.00 £28.52 £28.81
% change year-on-year +22.72% -1.01% +2.89%

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 4,765 6,869 5,943
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 35.34% 41.20% 35.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,903 4,420 3,704
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £300
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
England median daily rate £488 £475 £451
% change year-on-year +2.63% +5.32% +6.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 154 175 167
South East median hourly rate £44.00 £45.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.22% - +12.50%
10th Percentile £19.85 £25.84 £18.54
90th Percentile £73.38 £52.50 £52.50
England median hourly rate £44.00 £42.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +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 16 November 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 16 November 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 16 November 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 -1 708 £438 +4.17% 319
Berkshire -2 469 £450 +5.88% 158
Hampshire +5 456 £450 +12.50% 157
Surrey -2 267 £450 - 130
West Sussex +6 190 £425 +0.59% 72
Buckinghamshire +3 173 £402 -2.90% 80
Kent -2 74 £388 -8.82% 64
East Sussex +1 70 £401 -2.79% 31
Oxfordshire -1 66 £488 +16.07% 82
Sussex 0 8 £488 +11.43%
Middlesex -3 5 £388 +19.23% 1
Isle of Wight - 1 £338 -
SQL
England

For the 6 months to 16 November 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.

1 516 (28.79%) SQL Server
2 501 (27.96%) Azure
3 494 (27.57%) Agile Software Development
4 487 (27.18%) Microsoft
5 470 (26.23%) Oracle
6 378 (21.09%) C#
7 352 (19.64%) Business Intelligence
8 350 (19.53%) .NET
9 312 (17.41%) Windows
10 277 (15.46%) Java
11 271 (15.12%) DevOps
12 251 (14.01%) ETL
13 241 (13.45%) Security Cleared
14 238 (13.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 236 (13.17%) Finance
16 230 (12.83%) Analytics
17 229 (12.78%) Python
18 227 (12.67%) JavaScript
19 225 (12.56%) PL/SQL
20 221 (12.33%) Linux
21 213 (11.89%) Migration
22 203 (11.33%) PowerShell
23 199 (11.10%) SC Cleared
24 192 (10.71%) Power Platform
25 191 (10.66%) T-SQL
26 189 (10.55%) Power BI
27 182 (10.16%) Data Warehouse
28 168 (9.38%) Analytical Skills
29 167 (9.32%) Test Automation
30 157 (8.76%) Data Modelling

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 99 (5.52%) Confluence
2 71 (3.96%) SharePoint
3 67 (3.74%) WebLogic
4 56 (3.13%) SAS
5 55 (3.07%) Apache
6 49 (2.73%) Apache Spark
7 44 (2.46%) IIS
8 27 (1.51%) CMS
8 27 (1.51%) Tomcat
9 23 (1.28%) Jupyter
10 21 (1.17%) BizTalk Server
10 21 (1.17%) WebSphere
11 14 (0.78%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 14 (0.78%) Skype for Business
12 13 (0.73%) MS Exchange
13 12 (0.67%) nginx
14 11 (0.61%) Elasticsearch
15 10 (0.56%) iPlanet
15 10 (0.56%) JBoss
15 10 (0.56%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 130 (7.25%) Microsoft Excel
2 80 (4.46%) Microsoft Office
3 13 (0.73%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 13 (0.73%) SPSS
4 11 (0.61%) Microsoft Project
4 11 (0.61%) MS Visio
5 9 (0.50%) FileZilla
6 8 (0.45%) Notepad++
7 6 (0.33%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.11%) InfoPath
9 1 (0.056%) Chatbot
9 1 (0.056%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 34 (1.90%) Oracle EBS
2 32 (1.79%) Dynamics CRM
3 25 (1.40%) Oracle EBS R12
4 16 (0.89%) Oracle Receivables
5 13 (0.73%) Oracle Applications
6 12 (0.67%) Oracle TCA
7 11 (0.61%) CSG Singleview
7 11 (0.61%) Maximo
8 9 (0.50%) Sonata
9 7 (0.39%) Oracle Cash Management
9 7 (0.39%) Oracle Payables
10 6 (0.33%) Dynamics NAV
11 5 (0.28%) Dynamics GP
11 5 (0.28%) Oracle Financials
11 5 (0.28%) SAP HR
12 4 (0.22%) Adobe Campaign
12 4 (0.22%) BusinessWorks
12 4 (0.22%) Dynamics AX
12 4 (0.22%) Oracle General Ledger
12 4 (0.22%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 501 (27.96%) Azure
2 192 (10.71%) Power Platform
3 115 (6.42%) AWS
4 99 (5.52%) PaaS
5 75 (4.19%) Office 365
6 72 (4.02%) SaaS
7 70 (3.91%) Azure Active Directory
7 70 (3.91%) IaaS
8 46 (2.57%) Azure Data Factory
8 46 (2.57%) Serverless
9 43 (2.40%) GitHub
10 31 (1.73%) Azure Functions
11 30 (1.67%) Data Lake Analytics
12 24 (1.34%) Azure Machine Learning
13 21 (1.17%) Cloud Computing
13 21 (1.17%) GCP
14 17 (0.95%) Azure ExpressRoute
15 15 (0.84%) Dynamics 365
16 14 (0.78%) Amazon S3
17 11 (0.61%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 57 (3.18%) TCP/IP
2 56 (3.13%) DNS
2 56 (3.13%) Firewall
3 53 (2.96%) SAN
4 41 (2.29%) Internet
5 38 (2.12%) HTTP
6 25 (1.40%) VPN
7 21 (1.17%) Reverse Proxy
8 20 (1.12%) NAS
9 19 (1.06%) WAN
10 17 (0.95%) LAN
11 16 (0.89%) HTTPS
11 16 (0.89%) SMTP
12 15 (0.84%) VLAN
13 14 (0.78%) SSL
14 11 (0.61%) DHCP
14 11 (0.61%) Skype
15 8 (0.45%) PuTTY
15 8 (0.45%) WinSCP
16 7 (0.39%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 516 (28.79%) SQL Server
2 238 (13.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 189 (10.55%) Power BI
4 182 (10.16%) Data Warehouse
5 151 (8.43%) Relational Database
6 129 (7.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 126 (7.03%) Oracle Database
8 121 (6.75%) Azure SQL Database
9 100 (5.58%) Data Lake
10 93 (5.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 90 (5.02%) MongoDB
12 89 (4.97%) NoSQL
13 88 (4.91%) Big Data
14 73 (4.07%) SQL Server 2016
15 69 (3.85%) SQL Server 2012
16 62 (3.46%) MySQL
17 59 (3.29%) PostgreSQL
18 55 (3.07%) Hadoop
19 54 (3.01%) Oracle ODI
19 54 (3.01%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 148 (8.26%) JIRA
2 137 (7.65%) Git (software)
3 126 (7.03%) Visual Studio
4 101 (5.64%) Visual Studio Team System
5 83 (4.63%) Selenium
6 80 (4.46%) Jenkins
7 56 (3.13%) Team Foundation Server
8 49 (2.73%) Cucumber
9 36 (2.01%) SpecFlow
10 32 (1.79%) Bitbucket
11 27 (1.51%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 25 (1.40%) JMeter
13 24 (1.34%) TeamCity
14 23 (1.28%) Eclipse
15 22 (1.23%) Subversion
16 20 (1.12%) PVCS
17 19 (1.06%) SoapUI
18 16 (0.89%) JUnit
19 15 (0.84%) ProC
20 14 (0.78%) Maven
General
1 236 (13.17%) Finance
2 79 (4.41%) Telecoms
3 60 (3.35%) Public Sector
4 52 (2.90%) Retail
5 43 (2.40%) Banking
6 30 (1.67%) Billing
7 29 (1.62%) Marketing
8 27 (1.51%) Manufacturing
9 21 (1.17%) Military
10 15 (0.84%) Back Office
10 15 (0.84%) Legal
11 11 (0.61%) Local Government
12 8 (0.45%) Electronics
12 8 (0.45%) General Ledger
13 5 (0.28%) Advertising
13 5 (0.28%) Aerospace
13 5 (0.28%) Pharmaceutical
14 4 (0.22%) Automotive
14 4 (0.22%) Multimedia
14 4 (0.22%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 679 (37.89%) Developer
2 265 (14.79%) Analyst
3 136 (7.59%) SQL Developer
4 131 (7.31%) Consultant
5 121 (6.75%) .NET Developer
6 113 (6.31%) Architect
7 85 (4.74%) DBA
8 66 (3.68%) Azure Engineer
9 61 (3.40%) C# Developer
10 57 (3.18%) Oracle Developer
11 55 (3.07%) Java Developer
12 54 (3.01%) SQL Analyst
13 53 (2.96%) Business Intelligence Developer
14 52 (2.90%) Data Analyst
15 51 (2.85%) SQL DBA
16 49 (2.73%) DevOps Engineer
17 46 (2.57%) Data Engineer
17 46 (2.57%) Senior Developer
18 44 (2.46%) Administrator
19 40 (2.23%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 350 (19.53%) .NET
2 153 (8.54%) XML
3 138 (7.70%) Web Services
4 131 (7.31%) HTML
5 120 (6.70%) AngularJS
6 112 (6.25%) ASP.NET
7 108 (6.03%) .NET Framework
8 100 (5.58%) REST
9 96 (5.36%) JSON
10 94 (5.25%) CSS
11 77 (4.30%) .NET Core
11 77 (4.30%) RESTful
12 74 (4.13%) Spring
13 68 (3.79%) SOAP
14 60 (3.35%) ASP.NET Web API
15 59 (3.29%) J2EE
16 54 (3.01%) HTML5
17 50 (2.79%) jQuery
18 49 (2.73%) Node.js
19 42 (2.34%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 168 (9.38%) Analytical Skills
2 52 (2.90%) Enterprise Software
3 50 (2.79%) Data Structures
4 49 (2.73%) Management Information System
5 34 (1.90%) Data Centre
6 33 (1.84%) Replication
7 32 (1.79%) Clustering
8 30 (1.67%) Greenfield Project
9 26 (1.45%) Algorithms
10 25 (1.40%) Self-Motivation
11 20 (1.12%) Mobile App
11 20 (1.12%) Public Cloud
12 19 (1.06%) Linux Command Line
13 18 (1.00%) Virtual Team
14 16 (0.89%) User Experience
15 14 (0.78%) Private Cloud
16 12 (0.67%) Mainframe
16 12 (0.67%) NHS
17 11 (0.61%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
18 10 (0.56%) Linked Data
Operating Systems
1 312 (17.41%) Windows
2 221 (12.33%) Linux
3 147 (8.20%) Unix
4 98 (5.47%) Windows Server
5 43 (2.40%) Windows 10
5 43 (2.40%) Windows Server 2008
6 40 (2.23%) Windows Server 2012
7 35 (1.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 26 (1.45%) OpenVMS
9 21 (1.17%) Android
10 18 (1.00%) AIX
10 18 (1.00%) Windows 7
11 16 (0.89%) Apple iOS
12 12 (0.67%) CentOS
12 12 (0.67%) VMS
13 10 (0.56%) Windows 8
14 9 (0.50%) Ubuntu
15 7 (0.39%) Oracle Linux
16 5 (0.28%) Windows Mobile
16 5 (0.28%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 494 (27.57%) Agile Software Development
2 352 (19.64%) Business Intelligence
3 271 (15.12%) DevOps
4 251 (14.01%) ETL
5 230 (12.83%) Analytics
6 213 (11.89%) Migration
7 167 (9.32%) Test Automation
8 157 (8.76%) Data Modelling
9 151 (8.43%) Problem-Solving
10 146 (8.15%) Scrum
11 105 (5.86%) MVC
12 104 (5.80%) Performance Tuning
13 99 (5.52%) ITIL
13 99 (5.52%) SDLC
13 99 (5.52%) TDD
14 97 (5.41%) Configuration Management
15 89 (4.97%) Data Science
16 88 (4.91%) Continuous Integration
17 87 (4.85%) Data Analysis
18 86 (4.80%) Computer Science
Programming Languages
1 378 (21.09%) C#
2 277 (15.46%) Java
3 229 (12.78%) Python
4 227 (12.67%) JavaScript
5 225 (12.56%) PL/SQL
6 203 (11.33%) PowerShell
7 191 (10.66%) T-SQL
8 69 (3.85%) R
9 66 (3.68%) C
10 53 (2.96%) C++
11 52 (2.90%) Shell Script
12 51 (2.85%) VB.NET
13 48 (2.68%) Scala
14 47 (2.62%) VB
15 45 (2.51%) VBA
16 37 (2.06%) Bash Shell
17 29 (1.62%) PHP
18 28 (1.56%) Perl
19 23 (1.28%) Java 8
20 21 (1.17%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 241 (13.45%) Security Cleared
2 199 (11.10%) SC Cleared
3 137 (7.65%) Degree
4 42 (2.34%) Microsoft Certification
5 37 (2.06%) ISTQB
6 35 (1.95%) Computer Science Degree
7 34 (1.90%) ISEB
8 27 (1.51%) DV Cleared
9 20 (1.12%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 16 (0.89%) MCSE
11 15 (0.84%) PhD
12 14 (0.78%) Numerate Degree
13 13 (0.73%) Master's Degree
14 11 (0.61%) DBS Check
15 8 (0.45%) CompTIA Security+
15 8 (0.45%) GCIA
15 8 (0.45%) Network+ Certification
15 8 (0.45%) OSCP
15 8 (0.45%) SSCP
15 8 (0.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 90 (5.02%) QA
2 57 (3.18%) Data Quality
3 26 (1.45%) SLA
4 13 (0.73%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 12 (0.67%) GDPR
6 10 (0.56%) PMO
7 8 (0.45%) NIST
8 5 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 5 (0.28%) PCI DSS
9 3 (0.17%) Disclosure Scotland
9 3 (0.17%) NCSC
10 2 (0.11%) COBIT
10 2 (0.11%) JSP 440
11 1 (0.056%) Government Security Classifications
11 1 (0.056%) HL7
11 1 (0.056%) SEPA
11 1 (0.056%) SNOMED CT
System Software
1 151 (8.43%) Active Directory
2 80 (4.46%) Docker
2 80 (4.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 43 (2.40%) Hyper-V
4 33 (1.84%) Virtual Machines
5 15 (0.84%) HDFS
6 12 (0.67%) Oracle RAC
7 10 (0.56%) Virtual Desktop
7 10 (0.56%) Virtual Servers
7 10 (0.56%) XenApp
8 9 (0.50%) vSphere
9 7 (0.39%) Apache Flume
9 7 (0.39%) NFS
10 5 (0.28%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 5 (0.28%) Citrix Hypervisor
10 5 (0.28%) Microsoft App-V
11 4 (0.22%) LXC
11 4 (0.22%) OCFS2
11 4 (0.22%) vCloud
12 3 (0.17%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 58 (3.24%) Kubernetes
2 36 (2.01%) Ansible
3 35 (1.95%) SCCM
4 33 (1.84%) Puppet
5 18 (1.00%) Microsoft Intune
5 18 (1.00%) Opscode Chef
5 18 (1.00%) Terraform
6 14 (0.78%) Amdocs OSS
7 12 (0.67%) Oozie
8 11 (0.61%) Data Guard
8 11 (0.61%) Kibana
8 11 (0.61%) SCOM
9 7 (0.39%) Microsoft Clustering
9 7 (0.39%) MIIS
10 6 (0.33%) Control-M
10 6 (0.33%) Grafana
10 6 (0.33%) HP ALM
10 6 (0.33%) Tivoli
11 5 (0.28%) Nagios
11 5 (0.28%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 487 (27.18%) Microsoft
2 470 (26.23%) Oracle
3 105 (5.86%) VMware
4 86 (4.80%) Tableau
5 83 (4.63%) SAP
6 61 (3.40%) IBM
7 45 (2.51%) Citrix
8 36 (2.01%) webMethods
9 31 (1.73%) Databricks
9 31 (1.73%) Google
10 27 (1.51%) Cisco
11 24 (1.34%) BEA
11 24 (1.34%) HP
12 23 (1.28%) Informatica
13 22 (1.23%) MicroStrategy
14 20 (1.12%) Remedy
15 19 (1.06%) Cloudera
16 17 (0.95%) Adobe
16 17 (0.95%) Xamarin
17 16 (0.89%) Salesforce.com