Period
to 20 November 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 November 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 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 7 7 7
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 +1
Contract jobs citing SQL 2,018 1,920 2,052
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 12.12% 11.48% 12.44%
As % of the Programming Languages category 29.33% 32.60% 35.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,336 1,272 1,310
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £378
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +5.96% +0.67%
10th Percentile £300 £250 £263
90th Percentile £575 £550 £513
England median daily rate £450 £438 £400
% change year-on-year +2.86% +9.38% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 32 62
South East median hourly rate £42.50 £25.00 £37.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +70.00% -32.89% +14.62%
10th Percentile £14.85 £10.75 £18.63
90th Percentile £57.38 £54.50 £45.00
England median hourly rate £30.99 £27.50 £28.50
% change year-on-year +12.68% -3.51% +2.19%

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 6,881 5,889 5,820
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 41.31% 35.21% 35.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,429 3,665 3,558
South East median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £275
90th Percentile £575 £550 £538
England median daily rate £475 £460 £425
% change year-on-year +3.26% +8.24% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 173 167 218
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +12.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £25.63 £18.50 £14.48
90th Percentile £52.50 £51.75 £53.75
England median hourly rate £42.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +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 20 November 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 November 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 November 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 +1 838 £425 +6.25% 316
Berkshire +2 465 £425 +8.97% 157
Surrey +3 397 £450 - 145
Hampshire -1 362 £400 +6.67% 187
Buckinghamshire +1 227 £415 +18.57% 96
West Sussex 0 158 £418 +10.60% 49
Oxfordshire 0 147 £423 -0.59% 63
Kent +7 111 £425 +23.19% 83
East Sussex -5 88 £413 +13.79% 36
Middlesex +7 22 £325 -22.85% 1
Sussex +6 4 £438 +59.09%
M4 Corridor - 2 £525 -
Home Counties - 1 £420 -
SQL
England

For the 6 months to 20 November 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.

1 665 (32.95%) Agile Software Development
2 542 (26.86%) Oracle
3 527 (26.11%) SQL Server
4 496 (24.58%) .NET
5 482 (23.89%) C#
6 458 (22.70%) Microsoft
7 387 (19.18%) JavaScript
8 379 (18.78%) Microsoft Azure
9 355 (17.59%) Windows
10 338 (16.75%) Java
11 321 (15.91%) Finance
12 278 (13.78%) XML
13 252 (12.49%) HTML
14 250 (12.39%) Web Services
15 243 (12.04%) Scrum
16 240 (11.89%) Migration
16 240 (11.89%) Test Automation
17 236 (11.69%) MVC
18 234 (11.60%) PL/SQL
18 234 (11.60%) Business Intelligence
19 222 (11.00%) ASP.NET
20 217 (10.75%) T-SQL
21 216 (10.70%) Linux
22 214 (10.60%) Python
23 206 (10.21%) Security Cleared
24 204 (10.11%) ETL
25 203 (10.06%) Unix
26 201 (9.96%) CSS
26 201 (9.96%) .NET Framework
27 192 (9.51%) Analytical Skills

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 79 (3.91%) SharePoint
2 74 (3.67%) CMS
3 68 (3.37%) IIS
4 60 (2.97%) Apache Spark
5 49 (2.43%) SAS
6 42 (2.08%) Confluence
7 39 (1.93%) WebLogic
8 37 (1.83%) Apache
8 37 (1.83%) JBoss
9 35 (1.73%) MS Exchange
10 30 (1.49%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 30 (1.49%) Sitecore CMS
11 27 (1.34%) Elasticsearch
11 27 (1.34%) Tomcat
12 20 (0.99%) BizTalk Server
13 16 (0.79%) SharePoint 2010
14 15 (0.74%) WebSphere
15 14 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2007
15 14 (0.69%) Oracle Application Server
15 14 (0.69%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 138 (6.84%) Microsoft Excel
2 59 (2.92%) Microsoft Office
3 20 (0.99%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 14 (0.69%) MS Visio
5 11 (0.55%) Chatbot
6 8 (0.40%) SPSS
7 7 (0.35%) Spreadsheet
8 3 (0.15%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.050%) InfoPath
9 1 (0.050%) Mozilla Thunderbird
9 1 (0.050%) Stata
Business Applications
1 36 (1.78%) Oracle EBS R12
2 35 (1.73%) Oracle Receivables
3 31 (1.54%) Dynamics CRM
4 29 (1.44%) Oracle EBS
5 21 (1.04%) Oracle Payables
6 20 (0.99%) Remedy ITSM
7 18 (0.89%) Oracle General Ledger
8 15 (0.74%) SAP ERP
9 13 (0.64%) CSG Singleview
9 13 (0.64%) Oracle Financials
10 9 (0.45%) Dynamics NAV
11 8 (0.40%) Workday HCM
12 7 (0.35%) Dynamics AX
12 7 (0.35%) Oracle BPM
12 7 (0.35%) SAP APO
12 7 (0.35%) SAP MDM
12 7 (0.35%) SAP MM
12 7 (0.35%) SAP S/4HANA
13 6 (0.30%) Maximo
13 6 (0.30%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 379 (18.78%) Microsoft Azure
2 134 (6.64%) Amazon AWS
3 54 (2.68%) IaaS
4 51 (2.53%) Office 365
5 47 (2.33%) PaaS
6 40 (1.98%) GitHub
6 40 (1.98%) SaaS
7 32 (1.59%) Azure Data Factory
8 27 (1.34%) Azure Active Directory
9 24 (1.19%) Serverless
10 22 (1.09%) Google Cloud Platform
11 20 (0.99%) Dynamics 365
12 17 (0.84%) Google Analytics
13 16 (0.79%) Boomi
14 13 (0.64%) OpenShift
15 9 (0.45%) Cloud Computing
16 8 (0.40%) Apigee
16 8 (0.40%) AWS CloudFormation
16 8 (0.40%) AWS Lambda
16 8 (0.40%) BrowserStack
Communications & Networking
1 80 (3.96%) Firewall
2 67 (3.32%) Internet
3 57 (2.82%) TCP/IP
4 51 (2.53%) DNS
5 44 (2.18%) SAN
6 34 (1.68%) HTTP
6 34 (1.68%) SSL
7 31 (1.54%) SSH
8 20 (0.99%) DHCP
9 17 (0.84%) LAN
10 16 (0.79%) NetScaler
10 16 (0.79%) VPN
10 16 (0.79%) WAN
11 14 (0.69%) SMS
12 12 (0.59%) Unified Communications
12 12 (0.59%) VoIP
13 10 (0.50%) Skype
13 10 (0.50%) SMTP
13 10 (0.50%) VLAN
13 10 (0.50%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 527 (26.11%) SQL Server
2 165 (8.18%) Data Warehouse
3 161 (7.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 145 (7.19%) Relational Database
5 123 (6.10%) NoSQL
6 122 (6.05%) Oracle Database
7 106 (5.25%) Big Data
8 103 (5.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 97 (4.81%) MySQL
10 94 (4.66%) Power BI
11 82 (4.06%) Oracle Reports
12 80 (3.96%) SQL Server 2008
13 71 (3.52%) SQL Server 2012
14 69 (3.42%) Hadoop
15 68 (3.37%) MongoDB
16 63 (3.12%) PostgreSQL
17 62 (3.07%) SQL Server 2016
18 58 (2.87%) Data Lake
19 47 (2.33%) Azure SQL Database
19 47 (2.33%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 145 (7.19%) Git (software)
2 136 (6.74%) JIRA
2 136 (6.74%) Visual Studio
3 120 (5.95%) Team Foundation Server
4 116 (5.75%) Selenium
5 87 (4.31%) Jenkins
6 71 (3.52%) Cucumber
7 70 (3.47%) Visual Studio Team System
8 53 (2.63%) JUnit
9 49 (2.43%) Toad
10 42 (2.08%) SoapUI
11 37 (1.83%) TeamCity
12 34 (1.68%) Oracle Forms
13 33 (1.64%) Subversion
14 28 (1.39%) JMeter
14 28 (1.39%) Octopus Deploy
14 28 (1.39%) Oracle APEX
15 27 (1.34%) Gatling
16 25 (1.24%) Eclipse
17 24 (1.19%) Maven
General
1 321 (15.91%) Finance
2 62 (3.07%) Telecoms
3 49 (2.43%) Banking
3 49 (2.43%) Retail
4 32 (1.59%) Marketing
5 30 (1.49%) Advertising
6 28 (1.39%) Back Office
7 26 (1.29%) Legal
8 25 (1.24%) Billing
9 15 (0.74%) General Ledger
9 15 (0.74%) Publishing
10 11 (0.55%) Front Office
10 11 (0.55%) Manufacturing
11 9 (0.45%) Law
11 9 (0.45%) Military
12 8 (0.40%) Pharmaceutical
13 6 (0.30%) Financial Institution
14 5 (0.25%) Automotive
14 5 (0.25%) Investment Banking
15 4 (0.20%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 882 (43.71%) Developer
2 345 (17.10%) Analyst
3 252 (12.49%) .NET Developer
4 205 (10.16%) SQL Developer
5 138 (6.84%) C# Developer
6 114 (5.65%) Architect
7 113 (5.60%) Data Analyst
8 98 (4.86%) C# .NET Developer
8 98 (4.86%) Java Developer
9 92 (4.56%) Consultant
10 89 (4.41%) Test Analyst
11 86 (4.26%) Oracle Developer
12 85 (4.21%) Senior Developer
13 81 (4.01%) Tester
14 74 (3.67%) Full Stack Developer
15 63 (3.12%) DBA
16 57 (2.82%) ASP.NET Developer
17 56 (2.78%) Software Developer
18 52 (2.58%) DevOps Engineer
18 52 (2.58%) SQL Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 496 (24.58%) .NET
2 278 (13.78%) XML
3 252 (12.49%) HTML
4 250 (12.39%) Web Services
5 222 (11.00%) ASP.NET
6 201 (9.96%) .NET Framework
6 201 (9.96%) CSS
7 183 (9.07%) ASP.NET Web API
8 181 (8.97%) AngularJS
9 152 (7.53%) Entity Framework
10 151 (7.48%) REST
11 128 (6.34%) SOAP
12 117 (5.80%) ASP.NET MVC
13 115 (5.70%) jQuery
14 107 (5.30%) RESTful
15 106 (5.25%) JSON
16 100 (4.96%) .NET Core
17 96 (4.76%) Spring
18 70 (3.47%) Middleware
19 69 (3.42%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 192 (9.51%) Analytical Skills
2 63 (3.12%) Greenfield Project
3 54 (2.68%) Computer Science
4 52 (2.58%) Self-Motivation
5 42 (2.08%) Data Structures
6 40 (1.98%) Data Centre
7 33 (1.64%) Enterprise Software
8 31 (1.54%) Management Information System
9 30 (1.49%) User Experience
10 27 (1.34%) Mobile App
11 24 (1.19%) Clustering
12 21 (1.04%) Algorithms
12 21 (1.04%) Reference Data
13 18 (0.89%) Replication
14 17 (0.84%) Client/Server
15 15 (0.74%) Virtual Team
16 14 (0.69%) Robotics
17 13 (0.64%) Cloud Native
17 13 (0.64%) Public Cloud
18 10 (0.50%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 355 (17.59%) Windows
2 216 (10.70%) Linux
3 203 (10.06%) Unix
4 146 (7.23%) Windows Server
5 71 (3.52%) Windows Server 2012
6 55 (2.73%) Windows Server 2008
7 37 (1.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 36 (1.78%) Windows 10
9 33 (1.64%) AIX
10 29 (1.44%) OpenVMS
11 21 (1.04%) Ubuntu
12 18 (0.89%) Solaris
13 15 (0.74%) Windows XP
14 14 (0.69%) Windows 7
15 13 (0.64%) CentOS
16 11 (0.55%) Apple iOS
17 9 (0.45%) Windows Server 2003
18 8 (0.40%) Android
19 7 (0.35%) CoreOS
19 7 (0.35%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 665 (32.95%) Agile Software Development
2 243 (12.04%) Scrum
3 240 (11.89%) Migration
3 240 (11.89%) Test Automation
4 236 (11.69%) MVC
5 234 (11.60%) Business Intelligence
6 204 (10.11%) ETL
7 180 (8.92%) TDD
8 162 (8.03%) DevOps
8 162 (8.03%) Problem-Solving
9 161 (7.98%) Analytics
10 140 (6.94%) Data Modelling
11 130 (6.44%) Continuous Integration
12 129 (6.39%) Data Migration
13 121 (6.00%) SDLC
14 105 (5.20%) Web Development
15 102 (5.05%) Data Analysis
16 90 (4.46%) Test Scripting
17 87 (4.31%) Microservices
18 85 (4.21%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 482 (23.89%) C#
2 387 (19.18%) JavaScript
3 338 (16.75%) Java
4 234 (11.60%) PL/SQL
5 217 (10.75%) T-SQL
6 214 (10.60%) Python
7 107 (5.30%) PowerShell
8 66 (3.27%) C
9 59 (2.92%) C++
10 51 (2.53%) R
10 51 (2.53%) Shell Script
11 50 (2.48%) PHP
12 48 (2.38%) VB
13 45 (2.23%) Perl
14 42 (2.08%) Scala
15 41 (2.03%) VBA
16 34 (1.68%) Ruby
17 30 (1.49%) Groovy
17 30 (1.49%) TypeScript
18 27 (1.34%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 206 (10.21%) Security Cleared
2 155 (7.68%) SC Cleared
3 91 (4.51%) Degree
4 66 (3.27%) ISTQB
5 63 (3.12%) ISEB
6 60 (2.97%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 52 (2.58%) DV Cleared
8 34 (1.68%) Microsoft Certification
9 16 (0.79%) MCSE
10 14 (0.69%) Computer Science Degree
10 14 (0.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 13 (0.64%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 10 (0.50%) MCITP
12 10 (0.50%) MCSA
13 8 (0.40%) Citrix Certification
13 8 (0.40%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
14 7 (0.35%) BPSS Clearance
14 7 (0.35%) MCDBA
14 7 (0.35%) MCTS
14 7 (0.35%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 99 (4.91%) Data Quality
2 91 (4.51%) QA
3 38 (1.88%) SLA
4 21 (1.04%) GDPR
5 13 (0.64%) PMO
6 10 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 7 (0.35%) PCI DSS
8 5 (0.25%) 21 CFR Part 11
9 3 (0.15%) COBIT
9 3 (0.15%) ISO 9000
9 3 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 3 (0.15%) WCAG
10 2 (0.099%) IFRS
10 2 (0.099%) PMBOK
11 1 (0.050%) GAMP
11 1 (0.050%) Government Security Classifications
11 1 (0.050%) GPG13
11 1 (0.050%) GxP
11 1 (0.050%) HL7
11 1 (0.050%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 146 (7.23%) Active Directory
2 110 (5.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 102 (5.05%) Docker
4 75 (3.72%) Hyper-V
5 35 (1.73%) Microsoft App-V
5 35 (1.73%) XenApp
6 30 (1.49%) Oracle RAC
7 25 (1.24%) Virtual Machines
8 14 (0.69%) HDFS
8 14 (0.69%) VMware ESXi
8 14 (0.69%) XenDesktop
9 13 (0.64%) vSphere
10 12 (0.59%) VMware Workstation
11 7 (0.35%) vCloud
11 7 (0.35%) Virtual Servers
12 6 (0.30%) XenServer
13 5 (0.25%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 5 (0.25%) KVM
13 5 (0.25%) Xen
14 4 (0.20%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 51 (2.53%) Puppet
2 49 (2.43%) Kubernetes
3 42 (2.08%) Ansible
4 37 (1.83%) SCCM
5 29 (1.44%) HP ALM
5 29 (1.44%) Opscode Chef
6 19 (0.94%) Data Guard
6 19 (0.94%) Kibana
7 18 (0.89%) SCOM
8 17 (0.84%) Single Sign-On
9 16 (0.79%) NetBackup
10 14 (0.69%) Grafana
11 12 (0.59%) Microsoft Clustering
11 12 (0.59%) Terraform
12 11 (0.55%) Amdocs OSS
13 9 (0.45%) Cisco CUCM
13 9 (0.45%) OVSD
13 9 (0.45%) SCVMM
14 8 (0.40%) Cisco UCCE
14 8 (0.40%) Oozie
Vendors
1 542 (26.86%) Oracle
2 458 (22.70%) Microsoft
3 141 (6.99%) VMware
4 95 (4.71%) Citrix
5 90 (4.46%) SAP
6 79 (3.91%) HP
7 62 (3.07%) IBM
8 56 (2.78%) Tableau
9 48 (2.38%) Red Hat
10 46 (2.28%) Google
11 37 (1.83%) Cisco
11 37 (1.83%) webMethods
12 33 (1.64%) Sitecore
13 29 (1.44%) Remedy
14 26 (1.29%) Dell
15 24 (1.19%) Informatica
16 22 (1.09%) Atlassian
16 22 (1.09%) Talend
17 21 (1.04%) MicroStrategy
18 19 (0.94%) Teradata