Period
to 24 January 2021

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 24 January 2021 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
24 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 11 6 7
Rank change year-on-year -5 +1 0
Contract jobs citing SQL 473 1,587 1,978
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South East 11.01% 13.77% 12.37%
As % of the Programming Languages category 35.81% 39.44% 30.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 384 1,057 1,365
Median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £300 £313 £285
90th Percentile £580 £600 £575
England median daily rate £455 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +1.00% - +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 36 25
Median hourly rate £26.00 £36.25 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -28.28% -3.33% -6.25%
10th Percentile £10.00 £17.62 £13.36
90th Percentile £62.03 £82.50 £54.00
England median hourly rate £26.00 £26.25 £28.91
% change year-on-year -0.95% -9.19% +7.96%

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 1,321 4,024 6,546
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 30.76% 34.90% 40.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 830 2,566 4,283
Median daily rate £432 £450 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.94% +2.27% +6.67%
10th Percentile £281 £313 £313
90th Percentile £575 £588 £575
England median daily rate £480 £485 £480
% change year-on-year -1.03% +1.04% +1.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 100 126 151
Median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -5.56% +0.99%
10th Percentile £13.00 £18.25 £22.50
90th Percentile £58.88 £75.63 £51.25
Median hourly rate £42.50 £44.00 £42.27
% change year-on-year -3.41% +4.11% +5.66%

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 24 January 2021.

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 24 January 2021.

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 24 January 2021. 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 -4 172 £450 - 122
Hampshire -3 128 £470 +4.44% 66
Berkshire -7 101 £473 +5.00% 53
West Sussex 0 70 £405 -14.74% 28
Buckinghamshire -1 55 £425 - 28
Surrey 0 51 £450 - 56
East Sussex -1 18 £506 +19.12% 14
Oxfordshire -6 16 £350 -26.32% 41
Kent 0 14 £419 +11.67% 26
Middlesex +2 2 £600 +50.00% 2
Sussex -1 1 £625 +28.21% 3
SQL
England

For the 6 months to 24 January 2021, 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.

1 168 (35.52%) Oracle
2 130 (27.48%) Azure
3 126 (26.64%) Agile Software Development
4 99 (20.93%) Java
5 96 (20.30%) SQL Server
6 90 (19.03%) Microsoft
6 90 (19.03%) DevOps
7 86 (18.18%) PL/SQL
8 85 (17.97%) Business Intelligence
9 78 (16.49%) C#
10 72 (15.22%) JavaScript
11 71 (15.01%) .NET
12 69 (14.59%) Security Cleared
13 68 (14.38%) Migration
14 63 (13.32%) Windows
15 58 (12.26%) Python
15 58 (12.26%) XML
16 57 (12.05%) JIRA
17 54 (11.42%) SC Cleared
18 52 (10.99%) Linux
19 51 (10.78%) Test Automation
20 49 (10.36%) Data Modelling
21 48 (10.15%) ETL
21 48 (10.15%) PowerShell
22 45 (9.51%) Data Warehouse
22 45 (9.51%) CSS
23 42 (8.88%) Finance
23 42 (8.88%) Scrum
24 41 (8.67%) Active Directory
24 41 (8.67%) Test Scripting

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 34 (7.19%) SharePoint
2 32 (6.77%) Apache Spark
3 24 (5.07%) WebLogic
4 21 (4.44%) Confluence
5 17 (3.59%) Apache
5 17 (3.59%) Oracle Workflow
6 10 (2.11%) WebSphere
7 9 (1.90%) Elasticsearch
8 8 (1.69%) CMS
9 7 (1.48%) IIS
9 7 (1.48%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 6 (1.27%) BizTalk Server
11 5 (1.06%) MS Exchange
11 5 (1.06%) OpenStack
11 5 (1.06%) Tomcat
12 2 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2010
12 2 (0.42%) Moodle
12 2 (0.42%) NetWeaver
12 2 (0.42%) Skype for Business
12 2 (0.42%) WordPress
Applications
1 40 (8.46%) Microsoft Excel
2 17 (3.59%) Microsoft Office
3 16 (3.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 9 (1.90%) SOLIDWORKS
5 3 (0.63%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.42%) SPSS
6 2 (0.42%) Windchill
7 1 (0.21%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 30 (6.34%) Oracle EBS
2 17 (3.59%) Oracle EBS R12
3 15 (3.17%) Oracle Assets
3 15 (3.17%) Oracle General Ledger
3 15 (3.17%) Oracle Payables
4 13 (2.75%) Dynamics CRM
4 13 (2.75%) Maximo
5 3 (0.63%) Oracle BPM
5 3 (0.63%) Remedy ITSM
5 3 (0.63%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 2 (0.42%) Oracle Applications
6 2 (0.42%) Oracle ERP
6 2 (0.42%) SAP IS-U
6 2 (0.42%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
6 2 (0.42%) Teamcenter
7 1 (0.21%) SAP FI
7 1 (0.21%) SAP FI/CO
7 1 (0.21%) SAP FI-CA
7 1 (0.21%) SAP MDM
7 1 (0.21%) SAP MM
Cloud Services
1 130 (27.48%) Azure
2 39 (8.25%) Power Platform
3 38 (8.03%) AWS
4 17 (3.59%) Azure Active Directory
4 17 (3.59%) Office 365
4 17 (3.59%) Serverless
5 11 (2.33%) SaaS
6 10 (2.11%) Azure Data Factory
6 10 (2.11%) PaaS
7 9 (1.90%) AWS CloudFormation
7 9 (1.90%) Cloud Computing
8 8 (1.69%) IaaS
9 7 (1.48%) Amazon ECS
9 7 (1.48%) AWS Fargate
9 7 (1.48%) GCP
10 6 (1.27%) Dynamics 365
10 6 (1.27%) GitHub
11 5 (1.06%) Azure Functions
12 4 (0.85%) Amazon GuardDuty
12 4 (0.85%) Logic Apps
Communications & Networking
1 12 (2.54%) DNS
2 10 (2.11%) SAN
2 10 (2.11%) Wi-Fi
3 9 (1.90%) DHCP
4 4 (0.85%) Skype
4 4 (0.85%) TCP/IP
5 3 (0.63%) Cisco IOS
5 3 (0.63%) Firewall
5 3 (0.63%) HTTP
5 3 (0.63%) Internet
5 3 (0.63%) SNMP
6 2 (0.42%) IPFIX
6 2 (0.42%) SSH
6 2 (0.42%) SSL
6 2 (0.42%) WebEx
7 1 (0.21%) FTP
7 1 (0.21%) NetScaler
7 1 (0.21%) PuTTY
7 1 (0.21%) Radio Access Network
7 1 (0.21%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 96 (20.30%) SQL Server
2 45 (9.51%) Data Warehouse
3 39 (8.25%) Big Data
4 38 (8.03%) Power BI
5 33 (6.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 29 (6.13%) Hadoop
7 28 (5.92%) Oracle Reports
8 27 (5.71%) NoSQL
8 27 (5.71%) PostgreSQL
9 25 (5.29%) Oracle Database
10 23 (4.86%) Relational Database
11 22 (4.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 19 (4.02%) Apache Hive
12 19 (4.02%) SQLPlus
12 19 (4.02%) Tableau
13 17 (3.59%) Oracle BI Publisher
13 17 (3.59%) Oracle Discoverer
14 16 (3.38%) Azure SQL Database
14 16 (3.38%) MySQL
15 12 (2.54%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 57 (12.05%) JIRA
2 37 (7.82%) Jenkins
3 31 (6.55%) Git (software)
4 30 (6.34%) Selenium
5 27 (5.71%) Oracle Forms
6 19 (4.02%) Bitbucket
7 18 (3.81%) Oracle APEX
8 16 (3.38%) Cucumber
9 14 (2.96%) Visual Studio
10 11 (2.33%) CA Gen
11 10 (2.11%) GitLab
11 10 (2.11%) Team Foundation Server
12 9 (1.90%) JMeter
13 8 (1.69%) Subversion
14 7 (1.48%) TeamCity
15 6 (1.27%) PVCS
16 5 (1.06%) SonarQube
16 5 (1.06%) Toad
17 4 (0.85%) Ant
17 4 (0.85%) Gatling
General
1 42 (8.88%) Finance
2 36 (7.61%) Public Sector
3 17 (3.59%) Retail
4 11 (2.33%) Telecoms
5 9 (1.90%) Back Office
6 8 (1.69%) Manufacturing
7 7 (1.48%) Banking
8 6 (1.27%) Marketing
9 5 (1.06%) Electronics
10 4 (0.85%) Law
11 3 (0.63%) Aerospace
11 3 (0.63%) Automotive
11 3 (0.63%) Financial Institution
12 2 (0.42%) Billing
13 1 (0.21%) Advertising
13 1 (0.21%) French Language
13 1 (0.21%) Front Office
13 1 (0.21%) General Ledger
13 1 (0.21%) Legal
13 1 (0.21%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 170 (35.94%) Developer
2 63 (13.32%) Analyst
3 47 (9.94%) Architect
4 28 (5.92%) Solutions Architect
5 27 (5.71%) .NET Developer
6 26 (5.50%) Consultant
7 22 (4.65%) Java Developer
8 19 (4.02%) SQL Developer
9 18 (3.81%) Applications Support
10 17 (3.59%) Data Architect
10 17 (3.59%) Data Engineer
10 17 (3.59%) Oracle Developer
10 17 (3.59%) Senior Developer
11 15 (3.17%) Azure Developer
11 15 (3.17%) Data Analyst
11 15 (3.17%) Test Analyst
12 14 (2.96%) Scala Developer
13 13 (2.75%) Business Intelligence Developer
14 11 (2.33%) DevOps Engineer
14 11 (2.33%) Oracle Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 71 (15.01%) .NET
2 58 (12.26%) XML
3 45 (9.51%) CSS
4 38 (8.03%) HTML
5 30 (6.34%) REST
6 28 (5.92%) Spring
7 26 (5.50%) J2EE
8 24 (5.07%) React
9 23 (4.86%) ASP.NET
9 23 (4.86%) Kafka
10 22 (4.65%) RESTful
10 22 (4.65%) Web Services
11 18 (3.81%) SOAP
11 18 (3.81%) Spring Boot
12 17 (3.59%) .NET Framework
12 17 (3.59%) AngularJS
13 15 (3.17%) JSON
13 15 (3.17%) RabbitMQ
14 14 (2.96%) .NET Core
15 12 (2.54%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 40 (8.46%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (3.38%) Data Structures
2 16 (3.38%) NHS
3 13 (2.75%) Management Information System
4 12 (2.54%) Cloud Native
5 10 (2.11%) Greenfield Project
6 9 (1.90%) Algorithms
6 9 (1.90%) Linux Command Line
7 8 (1.69%) Digital Signage
8 6 (1.27%) CMDB
8 6 (1.27%) Replication
9 5 (1.06%) PKI
10 4 (0.85%) Fat Client
10 4 (0.85%) SWIFT
10 4 (0.85%) Thin Client
11 3 (0.63%) Clustering
11 3 (0.63%) Public Cloud
11 3 (0.63%) User Experience
12 2 (0.42%) Data Centre
12 2 (0.42%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 63 (13.32%) Windows
2 52 (10.99%) Linux
3 32 (6.77%) Windows Server
4 30 (6.34%) Unix
5 14 (2.96%) Oracle Linux
6 11 (2.33%) SUSE
7 7 (1.48%) Apple iOS
8 6 (1.27%) OpenVMS
9 5 (1.06%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (0.85%) Android
10 4 (0.85%) Solaris
10 4 (0.85%) Windows 10
10 4 (0.85%) Windows 7
11 3 (0.63%) Windows Server 2008
12 2 (0.42%) CentOS
12 2 (0.42%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.21%) MVS
13 1 (0.21%) VMS
13 1 (0.21%) Windows 2000
13 1 (0.21%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 126 (26.64%) Agile Software Development
2 90 (19.03%) DevOps
3 85 (17.97%) Business Intelligence
4 68 (14.38%) Migration
5 51 (10.78%) Test Automation
6 49 (10.36%) Data Modelling
7 48 (10.15%) ETL
8 42 (8.88%) Scrum
9 41 (8.67%) Test Scripting
10 37 (7.82%) Problem-Solving
11 36 (7.61%) Analytics
12 35 (7.40%) Microservices
13 33 (6.98%) ERP
14 32 (6.77%) Configuration Management
15 31 (6.55%) CRM
16 27 (5.71%) Continuous Integration
16 27 (5.71%) Stakeholder Management
17 26 (5.50%) Data Analysis
17 26 (5.50%) Project Delivery
17 26 (5.50%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 99 (20.93%) Java
2 86 (18.18%) PL/SQL
3 78 (16.49%) C#
4 72 (15.22%) JavaScript
5 58 (12.26%) Python
6 48 (10.15%) PowerShell
7 36 (7.61%) T-SQL
8 25 (5.29%) Scala
9 16 (3.38%) C++
10 13 (2.75%) C
10 13 (2.75%) VB
11 12 (2.54%) Bash Shell
11 12 (2.54%) TypeScript
12 8 (1.69%) R
13 7 (1.48%) Shell Script
14 6 (1.27%) Perl
14 6 (1.27%) PHP
14 6 (1.27%) VB.NET
14 6 (1.27%) VBA
14 6 (1.27%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 69 (14.59%) Security Cleared
2 54 (11.42%) SC Cleared
3 20 (4.23%) Degree
4 11 (2.33%) ISTQB
5 10 (2.11%) ISEB
6 9 (1.90%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 4 (0.85%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (0.63%) Computer Science Degree
8 3 (0.63%) DBS Check
8 3 (0.63%) DV Cleared
9 2 (0.42%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (0.42%) MCAD
9 2 (0.42%) Numerate Degree
9 2 (0.42%) PhD
10 1 (0.21%) AWS Certification
10 1 (0.21%) BPSS Clearance
10 1 (0.21%) ISEB Practitioner
10 1 (0.21%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (3.38%) QA
1 16 (3.38%) SLA
2 12 (2.54%) GDPR
3 10 (2.11%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.42%) HL7
5 2 (0.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.21%) Actionable Recommendations
6 1 (0.21%) DICOM
6 1 (0.21%) ISO 20022
6 1 (0.21%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 1 (0.21%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.21%) SEPA
6 1 (0.21%) TARGET2
System Software
1 41 (8.67%) Active Directory
2 37 (7.82%) Docker
3 24 (5.07%) VMware Infrastructure
4 14 (2.96%) HDFS
5 13 (2.75%) Hyper-V
6 8 (1.69%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 6 (1.27%) Microsoft App-V
8 4 (0.85%) Oracle RAC
8 4 (0.85%) Virtual Machines
9 2 (0.42%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
10 1 (0.21%) Terminal Server
10 1 (0.21%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 33 (6.98%) Terraform
2 27 (5.71%) Kubernetes
3 24 (5.07%) Ansible
4 18 (3.81%) HP Quality Center
5 15 (3.17%) Puppet
6 12 (2.54%) Hadoop YARN
7 10 (2.11%) SCCM
8 8 (1.69%) Oozie
8 8 (1.69%) Single Sign-On
9 6 (1.27%) Microsoft Intune
10 4 (0.85%) Control-M
11 3 (0.63%) Data Guard
11 3 (0.63%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
11 3 (0.63%) Foglight
11 3 (0.63%) HP ALM
11 3 (0.63%) MIIS
12 2 (0.42%) AirWatch
12 2 (0.42%) Ambari
12 2 (0.42%) Forefront Identity Manager
12 2 (0.42%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 168 (35.52%) Oracle
2 90 (19.03%) Microsoft
3 36 (7.61%) VMware
4 33 (6.98%) SAP
5 17 (3.59%) webMethods
6 14 (2.96%) BEA
7 12 (2.54%) IBM
8 11 (2.33%) Hyperion
9 9 (1.90%) Baan
9 9 (1.90%) Concur
9 9 (1.90%) ServiceNow
9 9 (1.90%) Tripwire
10 8 (1.69%) Citrix
10 8 (1.69%) Google
11 7 (1.48%) Databricks
12 6 (1.27%) Salesforce.com
12 6 (1.27%) Talend
13 5 (1.06%) Cisco
13 5 (1.06%) HP
13 5 (1.06%) TIBCO