Period
to 20 April 2018

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 20 April 2018 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
20 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 7 8 8
Rank change year-on-year +1 0 0
Contract jobs citing SQL 1,862 1,839 2,260
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 11.09% 11.74% 12.48%
As % of the Programming Languages category 29.72% 34.86% 36.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,140 1,195 1,553
South East median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £300 £263 £255
90th Percentile £557 £538 £525
England median daily rate £438 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +6.06% +3.13% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 49 51
South East median hourly rate £31.25 £34.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.08% +4.62% +18.18%
10th Percentile £8.00 £15.20 £12.20
90th Percentile £47.50 £51.75 £62.25
England median hourly rate £26.78 £37.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year -28.60% +25.00% +10.09%

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 6,265 5,275 6,189
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 37.32% 33.68% 34.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,809 3,134 4,006
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +5.26% +7.04%
10th Percentile £300 £282 £263
90th Percentile £566 £538 £525
England median daily rate £475 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +8.57% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 158 186 242
South East median hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £18.57 £16.75 £14.13
90th Percentile £52.50 £57.74 £50.93
England median hourly rate £40.00 £41.00 £38.75
% change year-on-year -2.44% +5.81% +10.71%

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 20 April 2018.

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 20 April 2018.

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 20 April 2018. 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 +4 830 £400 - 342
Berkshire +3 422 £400 - 169
Surrey 0 380 £438 +2.94% 125
Hampshire -5 346 £400 +3.23% 142
Buckinghamshire +9 226 £350 +7.69% 81
Oxfordshire -3 181 £450 - 92
West Sussex -7 117 £438 +6.51% 52
East Sussex +4 82 £355 +1.36% 48
Kent -2 66 £400 +17.65% 48
Middlesex -4 22 £400 +14.29% 4
Home Counties +9 2 £368 -
Sussex 0 2 £275 -26.17% 1
SQL
England

For the 6 months to 20 April 2018, 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.

1 542 (29.11%) Oracle
2 495 (26.58%) Agile Software Development
3 450 (24.17%) SQL Server
4 418 (22.45%) Java
5 350 (18.80%) JavaScript
6 328 (17.62%) Microsoft
7 327 (17.56%) Finance
8 318 (17.08%) Linux
9 304 (16.33%) C#
10 285 (15.31%) .NET
11 281 (15.09%) Unix
12 261 (14.02%) Windows
13 249 (13.37%) Business Intelligence
14 227 (12.19%) HTML
15 226 (12.14%) Analytical Skills
16 220 (11.82%) Web Services
17 211 (11.33%) XML
18 209 (11.22%) PL/SQL
19 206 (11.06%) Microsoft Azure
20 192 (10.31%) CSS
21 180 (9.67%) Test Automation
22 179 (9.61%) Python
23 177 (9.51%) AngularJS
24 174 (9.34%) Relational Database
25 172 (9.24%) MVC
26 170 (9.13%) ETL
27 164 (8.81%) Scrum
28 162 (8.70%) Migration
29 155 (8.32%) REST
30 154 (8.27%) SQL Server Integration Services

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 65 (3.49%) SharePoint
2 60 (3.22%) Apache
3 47 (2.52%) Apache Spark
4 46 (2.47%) SAS
5 43 (2.31%) Confluence
6 42 (2.26%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 40 (2.15%) WebLogic
8 36 (1.93%) Liferay
9 35 (1.88%) GlassFish
9 35 (1.88%) IIS
10 30 (1.61%) JBoss
11 29 (1.56%) Tomcat
12 23 (1.24%) Elasticsearch
13 22 (1.18%) BizTalk Server
14 20 (1.07%) CMS
15 17 (0.91%) Apache Pig
15 17 (0.91%) OpenStack
16 15 (0.81%) Cloud Foundry
16 15 (0.81%) MS Exchange
17 14 (0.75%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 114 (6.12%) Microsoft Excel
2 53 (2.85%) Microsoft Office
3 46 (2.47%) MS Visio
4 16 (0.86%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 9 (0.48%) Microsoft Project
6 7 (0.38%) Spreadsheet
6 7 (0.38%) SPSS
7 3 (0.16%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 3 (0.16%) InDesign
7 3 (0.16%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.11%) Pipeline Pilot
Business Applications
1 26 (1.40%) Oracle BPM
2 19 (1.02%) Dynamics CRM
3 14 (0.75%) Oracle EBS
4 13 (0.70%) Sonata
5 11 (0.59%) Markit EDM
6 10 (0.54%) Oracle General Ledger
6 10 (0.54%) Oracle Payables
6 10 (0.54%) Oracle Receivables
7 9 (0.48%) Dynamics AX
8 8 (0.43%) Oracle ERP
9 7 (0.38%) BusinessWorks
10 6 (0.32%) Maximo
10 6 (0.32%) Oracle Cash Management
10 6 (0.32%) Oracle Financials
11 5 (0.27%) SAP S/4HANA
12 4 (0.21%) Adobe Campaign
12 4 (0.21%) Dynamics GP
12 4 (0.21%) SAP Hybris
12 4 (0.21%) SAP MM
13 3 (0.16%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 206 (11.06%) Microsoft Azure
2 118 (6.34%) Amazon AWS
3 41 (2.20%) Office 365
4 36 (1.93%) PaaS
5 29 (1.56%) IaaS
6 28 (1.50%) Cloud Computing
7 24 (1.29%) Azure Data Factory
8 18 (0.97%) Google Cloud Platform
9 15 (0.81%) GitHub
9 15 (0.81%) Salesforce Service Cloud
10 14 (0.75%) Google Analytics
11 13 (0.70%) SaaS
12 9 (0.48%) Dynamics 365
12 9 (0.48%) OpenShift
13 8 (0.43%) Slack
14 7 (0.38%) Amazon EC2
14 7 (0.38%) Azure Active Directory
14 7 (0.38%) npm
14 7 (0.38%) NuGet
14 7 (0.38%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 54 (2.90%) Firewall
2 40 (2.15%) Internet
3 38 (2.04%) HTTP
4 33 (1.77%) SSL
5 32 (1.72%) TCP/IP
6 24 (1.29%) SMS
7 22 (1.18%) SAN
8 19 (1.02%) DNS
8 19 (1.02%) VPN
9 17 (0.91%) FTP
10 14 (0.75%) SMTP
11 12 (0.64%) Cisco ISE
11 12 (0.64%) VLAN
12 11 (0.59%) DHCP
12 11 (0.59%) NAS
13 10 (0.54%) VoLTE
14 8 (0.43%) Network Security
14 8 (0.43%) WAN
15 6 (0.32%) VoIP
15 6 (0.32%) WCDMA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 450 (24.17%) SQL Server
2 174 (9.34%) Relational Database
3 154 (8.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 146 (7.84%) Oracle Database
5 138 (7.41%) Data Warehouse
6 114 (6.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 95 (5.10%) Power BI
8 91 (4.89%) NoSQL
9 84 (4.51%) PostgreSQL
10 81 (4.35%) MySQL
11 78 (4.19%) Big Data
12 70 (3.76%) Oracle Database 12c
13 67 (3.60%) Hadoop
14 65 (3.49%) MongoDB
15 56 (3.01%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 54 (2.90%) SQL Server 2016
17 52 (2.79%) SQL Server 2008
18 49 (2.63%) SQL Server 2012
19 45 (2.42%) DB2
20 40 (2.15%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 146 (7.84%) Selenium
2 143 (7.68%) Git (software)
3 112 (6.02%) JIRA
4 110 (5.91%) Jenkins
5 88 (4.73%) Team Foundation Server
6 80 (4.30%) JUnit
7 73 (3.92%) Visual Studio
8 61 (3.28%) Maven
9 48 (2.58%) Eclipse
10 46 (2.47%) SoapUI
10 46 (2.47%) Subversion
11 43 (2.31%) Cucumber
12 38 (2.04%) Ant
13 32 (1.72%) WebDriver
14 27 (1.45%) Mockito
15 24 (1.29%) IntelliJ
16 23 (1.24%) TeamCity
17 22 (1.18%) Visual Studio Team System
18 19 (1.02%) JMeter
18 19 (1.02%) SpecFlow
General
1 327 (17.56%) Finance
2 92 (4.94%) Telecoms
3 84 (4.51%) Banking
4 72 (3.87%) Marketing
5 34 (1.83%) Retail
6 24 (1.29%) Manufacturing
7 22 (1.18%) Publishing
8 17 (0.91%) Financial Institution
9 15 (0.81%) Billing
10 12 (0.64%) Advertising
11 11 (0.59%) Legal
12 9 (0.48%) Electronics
12 9 (0.48%) Pharmaceutical
13 8 (0.43%) Retail Banking
14 7 (0.38%) Back Office
15 6 (0.32%) Games
16 5 (0.27%) Spanish Language
17 4 (0.21%) German Language
17 4 (0.21%) Local Government
18 3 (0.16%) French Language
Job Titles
1 763 (40.98%) Developer
2 340 (18.26%) Analyst
3 182 (9.77%) Java Developer
4 179 (9.61%) SQL Developer
5 135 (7.25%) Architect
6 131 (7.04%) .NET Developer
7 102 (5.48%) Consultant
8 89 (4.78%) C# Developer
9 74 (3.97%) Data Analyst
10 72 (3.87%) Systems Analyst
11 69 (3.71%) C# .NET Developer
12 63 (3.38%) Business Analyst
13 62 (3.33%) DBA
14 56 (3.01%) SQL Analyst
15 55 (2.95%) Pensions Analyst
15 55 (2.95%) Senior Developer
16 53 (2.85%) Business Intelligence Developer
17 52 (2.79%) Oracle Developer
18 50 (2.69%) Test Analyst
19 42 (2.26%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 285 (15.31%) .NET
2 227 (12.19%) HTML
3 220 (11.82%) Web Services
4 211 (11.33%) XML
5 192 (10.31%) CSS
6 177 (9.51%) AngularJS
7 155 (8.32%) REST
8 138 (7.41%) jQuery
9 134 (7.20%) Spring
10 128 (6.87%) ASP.NET
11 126 (6.77%) SOAP
12 102 (5.48%) JSON
13 99 (5.32%) RESTful
14 88 (4.73%) HTML5
15 68 (3.65%) .NET Framework
16 67 (3.60%) Node.js
17 66 (3.54%) React
18 63 (3.38%) ASP.NET MVC
18 63 (3.38%) ASP.NET Web API
19 61 (3.28%) EJB
Miscellaneous
1 226 (12.14%) Analytical Skills
2 66 (3.54%) Computer Science
3 49 (2.63%) Enterprise Software
4 47 (2.52%) Greenfield Project
5 43 (2.31%) Management Information System
6 38 (2.04%) Self-Motivation
7 31 (1.66%) Clustering
7 31 (1.66%) Data Structures
8 28 (1.50%) Replication
9 27 (1.45%) User Experience
10 23 (1.24%) Algorithms
11 22 (1.18%) Client/Server
12 18 (0.97%) Data Centre
12 18 (0.97%) Mobile App
12 18 (0.97%) Virtual Team
13 14 (0.75%) Derivative
13 14 (0.75%) Public Cloud
14 12 (0.64%) Private Cloud
15 11 (0.59%) Data Protection Act
15 11 (0.59%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 318 (17.08%) Linux
2 281 (15.09%) Unix
3 261 (14.02%) Windows
4 92 (4.94%) Windows Server
5 46 (2.47%) Windows Server 2012
6 37 (1.99%) Windows Server 2008
7 32 (1.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 23 (1.24%) Ubuntu
9 22 (1.18%) Android
10 19 (1.02%) AIX
11 17 (0.91%) Apple iOS
11 17 (0.91%) Solaris
11 17 (0.91%) Windows 10
12 15 (0.81%) Windows 7
13 13 (0.70%) Windows Server 2003
14 12 (0.64%) Debian
14 12 (0.64%) Windows Vista
15 9 (0.48%) Mac OS X
16 8 (0.43%) SUSE
16 8 (0.43%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 495 (26.58%) Agile Software Development
2 249 (13.37%) Business Intelligence
3 180 (9.67%) Test Automation
4 172 (9.24%) MVC
5 170 (9.13%) ETL
6 164 (8.81%) Scrum
7 162 (8.70%) Migration
8 149 (8.00%) Problem-Solving
9 135 (7.25%) DevOps
10 130 (6.98%) Analytics
11 129 (6.93%) Data Analysis
12 124 (6.66%) TDD
13 116 (6.23%) Unit Testing
14 115 (6.18%) Continuous Integration
15 113 (6.07%) Data Modelling
16 96 (5.16%) SDLC
17 92 (4.94%) Software Engineering
18 89 (4.78%) Business Analysis
19 84 (4.51%) CRM
20 79 (4.24%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 418 (22.45%) Java
2 350 (18.80%) JavaScript
3 304 (16.33%) C#
4 209 (11.22%) PL/SQL
5 179 (9.61%) Python
6 145 (7.79%) T-SQL
7 82 (4.40%) PowerShell
8 74 (3.97%) C++
9 72 (3.87%) Shell Script
10 71 (3.81%) C
11 50 (2.69%) PHP
12 47 (2.52%) Scala
13 42 (2.26%) VB.NET
14 41 (2.20%) VBA
15 37 (1.99%) Perl
16 36 (1.93%) VB
17 33 (1.77%) Ruby
18 31 (1.66%) Bash Shell
19 26 (1.40%) R
20 25 (1.34%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 151 (8.11%) Security Cleared
2 137 (7.36%) Degree
3 103 (5.53%) SC Cleared
4 52 (2.79%) DV Cleared
5 32 (1.72%) Computer Science Degree
5 32 (1.72%) ISTQB
6 30 (1.61%) Microsoft Certification
7 25 (1.34%) MCSE
8 23 (1.24%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 15 (0.81%) ISEB
10 11 (0.59%) BPSS Clearance
10 11 (0.59%) MCSA
11 9 (0.48%) Numerate Degree
12 8 (0.43%) PMI Certification
13 6 (0.32%) MCP
14 5 (0.27%) Master's Degree
14 5 (0.27%) MCITP
15 4 (0.21%) CISSP
16 3 (0.16%) CCNA
16 3 (0.16%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 102 (5.48%) QA
2 53 (2.85%) Data Quality
3 40 (2.15%) GDPR
4 30 (1.61%) SLA
5 17 (0.91%) GCP
6 13 (0.70%) PMO
7 7 (0.38%) RosettaNet
8 4 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 4 (0.21%) PCI DSS
9 2 (0.11%) Disclosure Scotland
9 2 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 1 (0.054%) 21 CFR Part 11
System Software
1 90 (4.83%) Active Directory
2 82 (4.40%) Docker
3 71 (3.81%) VMware Infrastructure
4 54 (2.90%) Hyper-V
5 24 (1.29%) Apache Flume
6 23 (1.24%) Virtual Machines
7 16 (0.86%) VMware ESXi
7 16 (0.86%) vSphere
8 14 (0.75%) HDFS
8 14 (0.75%) Oracle RAC
9 11 (0.59%) Virtual Servers
10 8 (0.43%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 7 (0.38%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 6 (0.32%) VMware Workstation
12 6 (0.32%) XenApp
13 4 (0.21%) BitLocker
13 4 (0.21%) Terminal Server
13 4 (0.21%) Time Sharing Option
13 4 (0.21%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 4 (0.21%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 83 (4.46%) Puppet
2 55 (2.95%) HP ALM
2 55 (2.95%) SCCM
3 51 (2.74%) Opscode Chef
4 45 (2.42%) Ansible
5 35 (1.88%) SCOM
6 24 (1.29%) HP Quality Center
7 19 (1.02%) Kibana
8 15 (0.81%) Grafana
9 13 (0.70%) Netcool
10 12 (0.64%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 12 (0.64%) Single Sign-On
10 12 (0.64%) Terraform
11 11 (0.59%) Oozie
12 9 (0.48%) Data Guard
13 8 (0.43%) Tivoli
13 8 (0.43%) ZABBIX
14 7 (0.38%) Control-M
14 7 (0.38%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
14 7 (0.38%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 542 (29.11%) Oracle
2 328 (17.62%) Microsoft
3 99 (5.32%) HP
4 97 (5.21%) VMware
5 75 (4.03%) SAP
6 66 (3.54%) Tableau
7 45 (2.42%) IBM
8 43 (2.31%) Cisco
9 42 (2.26%) Salesforce.com
10 41 (2.20%) Citrix
11 34 (1.83%) Red Hat
11 34 (1.83%) webMethods
12 33 (1.77%) Talend
13 27 (1.45%) Cognos
13 27 (1.45%) McAfee
14 26 (1.40%) Remedy
15 25 (1.34%) Adobe
16 22 (1.18%) Google
17 19 (1.02%) Cloudera
17 19 (1.02%) SolarWinds