Period
to 27 May 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 27 May 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
27 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 7 8 10
Rank change year-on-year +1 +2 -2
Contract jobs citing SQL 973 1,810 1,746
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South East 13.55% 12.36% 10.44%
As % of the Programming Languages category 41.00% 32.57% 27.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 706 1,193 1,080
Median daily rate £463 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.82% +6.25% +1.59%
10th Percentile £313 £285 £300
90th Percentile £625 £600 £550
England median daily rate £475 £450 £440
% change year-on-year +5.56% +2.27% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 26 43
Median hourly rate £35.00 £28.33 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.57% +25.89% -47.67%
10th Percentile £18.25 £13.56 £8.00
90th Percentile £63.30 £55.00 £47.50
England median hourly rate £27.50 £31.50 £26.78
% change year-on-year -12.70% +17.65% -33.06%

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 2,373 5,558 6,263
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 33.05% 37.95% 37.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,496 3,489 3,808
Median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £306
90th Percentile £600 £588 £563
England median daily rate £500 £485 £475
% change year-on-year +3.09% +2.11% +6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 67 156 181
Median hourly rate £42.50 £45.60 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.80% +7.29% -
10th Percentile £18.25 £21.25 £18.00
90th Percentile £58.80 £56.75 £52.50
Median hourly rate £35.00 £43.00 £41.00
% change year-on-year -18.60% +4.88% -1.20%

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 27 May 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 27 May 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 27 May 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 +6 476 £475 +11.76% 59
Berkshire +3 266 £500 +11.11% 27
Hampshire -4 179 £465 +3.33% 47
Buckinghamshire +2 150 £475 +12.03% 13
Surrey -1 141 £438 +2.94% 34
West Sussex +4 81 £475 +15.15% 21
Oxfordshire +13 60 £405 -4.71% 19
East Sussex +6 43 £425 -10.53% 6
Kent +5 35 £416 +4.06% 10
Middlesex +7 2 £370 +19.35% 1
Isle of Wight - 2 £450 -
Sussex -1 1 £400 -
SQL
England

For the 6 months to 27 May 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.

1 315 (32.37%) Agile Software Development
2 288 (29.60%) Azure
3 271 (27.85%) Oracle
4 237 (24.36%) Business Intelligence
5 235 (24.15%) Microsoft
6 208 (21.38%) DevOps
7 187 (19.22%) C#
8 184 (18.91%) SQL Server
9 179 (18.40%) JavaScript
10 170 (17.47%) Migration
11 164 (16.86%) Power Platform
12 163 (16.75%) PL/SQL
13 162 (16.65%) .NET
14 159 (16.34%) Security Cleared
14 159 (16.34%) Power BI
15 157 (16.14%) Analytics
16 154 (15.83%) Python
17 149 (15.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 141 (14.49%) ETL
19 138 (14.18%) Windows
20 128 (13.16%) SC Cleared
21 127 (13.05%) Data Modelling
22 124 (12.74%) Test Automation
23 114 (11.72%) Java
24 113 (11.61%) Data Lake
25 112 (11.51%) Data Warehouse
26 110 (11.31%) Finance
27 105 (10.79%) Scrum
28 104 (10.69%) HTML
29 103 (10.59%) T-SQL

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 38 (3.91%) Apache Spark
2 35 (3.60%) SharePoint
3 30 (3.08%) Confluence
4 24 (2.47%) WebSphere
5 22 (2.26%) WebLogic
6 17 (1.75%) Tomcat
7 15 (1.54%) Apache
7 15 (1.54%) SAS
8 13 (1.34%) IIS
9 12 (1.23%) CMS
9 12 (1.23%) EPiServer
10 10 (1.03%) Jupyter
11 6 (0.62%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 6 (0.62%) Oracle Workflow
12 5 (0.51%) Apache Airflow
12 5 (0.51%) MS Exchange
12 5 (0.51%) Tornado
13 4 (0.41%) Elasticsearch
14 3 (0.31%) Oracle Application Server
14 3 (0.31%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 56 (5.76%) Microsoft Excel
2 38 (3.91%) Microsoft Office
3 8 (0.82%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 7 (0.72%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.10%) MadCap Flare
6 1 (0.10%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.10%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 44 (4.52%) Oracle Payables
2 35 (3.60%) Dynamics CRM
3 31 (3.19%) Oracle Cash Management
4 30 (3.08%) Maximo
5 28 (2.88%) Oracle Receivables
6 23 (2.36%) Oracle EBS
7 14 (1.44%) Oracle Applications
8 9 (0.92%) Adobe Campaign
9 6 (0.62%) Oracle ERP
10 5 (0.51%) Dynamics AX
10 5 (0.51%) Oracle General Ledger
10 5 (0.51%) SAP ERP
11 4 (0.41%) NetSuite
11 4 (0.41%) Oracle EBS R12
11 4 (0.41%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
11 4 (0.41%) Remedy ITSM
11 4 (0.41%) SAP CRM
11 4 (0.41%) SAP IS-U
11 4 (0.41%) Scribe Insight
12 3 (0.31%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 288 (29.60%) Azure
2 164 (16.86%) Power Platform
3 96 (9.87%) AWS
4 56 (5.76%) PaaS
5 50 (5.14%) IaaS
6 35 (3.60%) Serverless
7 33 (3.39%) Dynamics 365
8 22 (2.26%) SaaS
9 19 (1.95%) AWS Lambda
10 17 (1.75%) Azure Active Directory
10 17 (1.75%) Azure Data Factory
11 13 (1.34%) Amazon S3
11 13 (1.34%) Azure Functions
11 13 (1.34%) Cloud Computing
11 13 (1.34%) Office 365
12 12 (1.23%) PowerApps
13 11 (1.13%) Data Lake Analytics
13 11 (1.13%) GCP
14 9 (0.92%) Logic Apps
15 8 (0.82%) Oracle Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 19 (1.95%) DNS
2 17 (1.75%) Firewall
3 14 (1.44%) DHCP
4 8 (0.82%) TCP/IP
5 7 (0.72%) SAN
5 7 (0.72%) SSL
5 7 (0.72%) WAN
6 6 (0.62%) Internet
7 5 (0.51%) LAN
8 4 (0.41%) Kerberos
8 4 (0.41%) Skype
9 3 (0.31%) AMQP
9 3 (0.31%) FTP
10 2 (0.21%) 5G
10 2 (0.21%) HTTP
10 2 (0.21%) ICMP
10 2 (0.21%) NetScaler
10 2 (0.21%) Radio Access Network
10 2 (0.21%) SMTP
10 2 (0.21%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 184 (18.91%) SQL Server
2 159 (16.34%) Power BI
3 149 (15.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 113 (11.61%) Data Lake
5 112 (11.51%) Data Warehouse
6 89 (9.15%) Big Data
7 61 (6.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 50 (5.14%) Relational Database
9 47 (4.83%) Hadoop
9 47 (4.83%) HDInsight
10 41 (4.21%) Azure SQL Database
11 38 (3.91%) NoSQL
12 37 (3.80%) Oracle Database
13 26 (2.67%) Data Mining
13 26 (2.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 24 (2.47%) Oracle Reports
14 24 (2.47%) PostgreSQL
15 22 (2.26%) MySQL
16 20 (2.06%) SQL Server 2008
16 20 (2.06%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 89 (9.15%) Visual Studio
2 74 (7.61%) Git (software)
3 64 (6.58%) JIRA
4 45 (4.62%) Selenium
5 23 (2.36%) Cucumber
5 23 (2.36%) Team Foundation Server
6 22 (2.26%) Jenkins
6 22 (2.26%) Visual Studio Team System
7 17 (1.75%) Bitbucket
8 14 (1.44%) JUnit
9 11 (1.13%) Maven
9 11 (1.13%) ProC
10 10 (1.03%) Ant
10 10 (1.03%) Eclipse
11 9 (0.92%) PowerBuilder
12 8 (0.82%) JMeter
12 8 (0.82%) PVCS
12 8 (0.82%) SpecFlow
12 8 (0.82%) TeamCity
13 7 (0.72%) MSI
General
1 110 (11.31%) Finance
2 52 (5.34%) Public Sector
3 42 (4.32%) General Ledger
4 32 (3.29%) Marketing
5 29 (2.98%) Telecoms
6 13 (1.34%) Banking
7 11 (1.13%) Manufacturing
8 10 (1.03%) Pharmaceutical
8 10 (1.03%) Retail
9 8 (0.82%) Local Government
10 6 (0.62%) Electronics
10 6 (0.62%) Law
11 5 (0.51%) Automotive
11 5 (0.51%) Back Office
12 3 (0.31%) Financial Institution
12 3 (0.31%) Legal
12 3 (0.31%) Publishing
13 2 (0.21%) Advertising
13 2 (0.21%) Games
13 2 (0.21%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 371 (38.13%) Developer
2 145 (14.90%) Analyst
3 74 (7.61%) .NET Developer
4 62 (6.37%) Consultant
4 62 (6.37%) Data Analyst
5 58 (5.96%) DevOps Engineer
6 57 (5.86%) Architect
7 53 (5.45%) Data Engineer
8 42 (4.32%) DBA
9 37 (3.80%) Oracle Developer
10 32 (3.29%) Business Intelligence Developer
11 31 (3.19%) C# Developer
11 31 (3.19%) SQL Developer
12 30 (3.08%) SQL DBA
13 27 (2.77%) Technical Developer
14 26 (2.67%) Azure Engineer
15 25 (2.57%) Senior Developer
16 24 (2.47%) Data Consultant
17 23 (2.36%) Maximo Developer
17 23 (2.36%) SQL Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 162 (16.65%) .NET
2 104 (10.69%) HTML
3 87 (8.94%) XML
4 72 (7.40%) ASP.NET
5 64 (6.58%) CSS
6 58 (5.96%) .NET Framework
7 55 (5.65%) Web Services
8 52 (5.34%) AngularJS
9 42 (4.32%) jQuery
10 40 (4.11%) Entity Framework
11 39 (4.01%) REST
12 37 (3.80%) Node.js
13 36 (3.70%) RESTful
14 34 (3.49%) SOAP
15 30 (3.08%) .NET Core
16 29 (2.98%) React
17 28 (2.88%) ASP.NET Web API
18 26 (2.67%) JSON
19 22 (2.26%) ASP.NET MVC
19 22 (2.26%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 91 (9.35%) Analytical Skills
2 25 (2.57%) Data Structures
3 16 (1.64%) Algorithms
4 15 (1.54%) Management Information System
5 13 (1.34%) Data Centre
5 13 (1.34%) Self-Motivation
6 12 (1.23%) Analytical Mindset
7 11 (1.13%) Cloud Native
7 11 (1.13%) Enterprise Software
8 10 (1.03%) Clustering
8 10 (1.03%) Linux Command Line
9 9 (0.92%) Mainframe
9 9 (0.92%) Mobile App
10 8 (0.82%) Acoustics
10 8 (0.82%) Greenfield Project
10 8 (0.82%) Public Cloud
11 7 (0.72%) Replication
12 5 (0.51%) CMDB
13 3 (0.31%) FMCG
13 3 (0.31%) Mashup
Operating Systems
1 138 (14.18%) Windows
2 84 (8.63%) Linux
3 50 (5.14%) Unix
4 38 (3.91%) Windows Server
5 20 (2.06%) AIX
6 19 (1.95%) VMS
7 17 (1.75%) Windows Server 2012
8 16 (1.64%) Windows Server 2008
9 15 (1.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 11 (1.13%) Windows 7
11 8 (0.82%) Windows 10
11 8 (0.82%) Windows Server 2003
12 7 (0.72%) Windows Server 2019
13 6 (0.62%) Windows Vista
14 5 (0.51%) Android
14 5 (0.51%) Windows 8
14 5 (0.51%) Windows Server 2016
15 4 (0.41%) Solaris
16 3 (0.31%) Oracle Linux
17 2 (0.21%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 315 (32.37%) Agile Software Development
2 237 (24.36%) Business Intelligence
3 208 (21.38%) DevOps
4 170 (17.47%) Migration
5 157 (16.14%) Analytics
6 141 (14.49%) ETL
7 127 (13.05%) Data Modelling
8 124 (12.74%) Test Automation
9 105 (10.79%) Scrum
10 87 (8.94%) Data Migration
11 78 (8.02%) Continuous Integration
12 77 (7.91%) Data Management
12 77 (7.91%) MVC
13 74 (7.61%) Problem-Solving
14 60 (6.17%) ERP
14 60 (6.17%) Unit Testing
15 56 (5.76%) Visualisation
16 55 (5.65%) CRM
16 55 (5.65%) Data Science
17 54 (5.55%) Machine Learning
Programming Languages
1 187 (19.22%) C#
2 179 (18.40%) JavaScript
3 163 (16.75%) PL/SQL
4 154 (15.83%) Python
5 114 (11.72%) Java
6 103 (10.59%) T-SQL
7 97 (9.97%) PowerShell
8 82 (8.43%) Shell Script
9 43 (4.42%) Scala
10 32 (3.29%) R
11 29 (2.98%) C
12 24 (2.47%) Perl
13 22 (2.26%) VB
14 17 (1.75%) TypeScript
15 15 (1.54%) VBScript
16 14 (1.44%) Korn
17 13 (1.34%) VBA
18 12 (1.23%) C++
19 11 (1.13%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
20 10 (1.03%) BeanShell
Qualifications
1 159 (16.34%) Security Cleared
2 128 (13.16%) SC Cleared
3 64 (6.58%) Degree
4 44 (4.52%) DV Cleared
5 12 (1.23%) ISTQB
6 10 (1.03%) ISEB
6 10 (1.03%) Microsoft Certification
7 9 (0.92%) Computer Science Degree
8 8 (0.82%) Master's Degree
9 7 (0.72%) DBS Check
9 7 (0.72%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 6 (0.62%) BPSS Clearance
10 6 (0.62%) ITIL Certification
11 5 (0.51%) MCITP
11 5 (0.51%) Numerate Degree
11 5 (0.51%) PhD
12 4 (0.41%) MCAD
12 4 (0.41%) MCPD
13 3 (0.31%) MCSE
14 2 (0.21%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (3.91%) QA
2 9 (0.92%) Data Quality
3 7 (0.72%) GDPR
4 6 (0.62%) SLA
5 5 (0.51%) GxP
6 2 (0.21%) IFRS
7 1 (0.10%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 1 (0.10%) NCSC
7 1 (0.10%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.10%) PMO
System Software
1 58 (5.96%) Active Directory
2 48 (4.93%) Virtual Machines
3 35 (3.60%) Docker
4 28 (2.88%) VMware Infrastructure
5 17 (1.75%) HDFS
6 16 (1.64%) Hyper-V
7 11 (1.13%) VMware ESXi
8 9 (0.92%) RACF
9 7 (0.72%) XenApp
10 5 (0.51%) Oracle RAC
11 4 (0.41%) Microsoft App-V
11 4 (0.41%) vSphere
12 1 (0.10%) Citrix Hypervisor
12 1 (0.10%) Virtual Desktop
12 1 (0.10%) VMware NSX
12 1 (0.10%) VMware Server
12 1 (0.10%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 25 (2.57%) Kubernetes
2 15 (1.54%) SCCM
3 12 (1.23%) Terraform
4 11 (1.13%) Ansible
5 10 (1.03%) SCOM
6 8 (0.82%) Microsoft Clustering
7 7 (0.72%) Puppet
8 6 (0.62%) HP ALM
8 6 (0.62%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 6 (0.62%) SCVMM
9 5 (0.51%) Data Guard
9 5 (0.51%) Kibana
9 5 (0.51%) WSUS
10 4 (0.41%) BladeLogic
10 4 (0.41%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
10 4 (0.41%) Failover Clustering
10 4 (0.41%) Oozie
10 4 (0.41%) Oracle RMAN
11 3 (0.31%) Docker Swarm
11 3 (0.31%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 271 (27.85%) Oracle
2 235 (24.15%) Microsoft
3 41 (4.21%) VMware
4 40 (4.11%) Tableau
5 33 (3.39%) Informatica
5 33 (3.39%) SAP
6 22 (2.26%) Databricks
7 18 (1.85%) Red Hat
8 17 (1.75%) Xamarin
9 14 (1.44%) BEA
9 14 (1.44%) HP
9 14 (1.44%) Salesforce.com
9 14 (1.44%) webMethods
10 12 (1.23%) Google
11 11 (1.13%) Citrix
11 11 (1.13%) Cloudera
11 11 (1.13%) Talend
12 10 (1.03%) Adobe
12 10 (1.03%) MicroStrategy
13 9 (0.92%) BMC