Period
to 18 September 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 18 September 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
18 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 8 7 8
Rank change year-on-year -1 +1 0
Contract jobs citing SQL 1,918 1,813 2,217
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 11.57% 11.14% 12.82%
As % of the Programming Languages category 29.00% 31.82% 36.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,235 1,204 1,453
South East median daily rate £420 £388 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.39% +0.65% +8.45%
10th Percentile £302 £250 £275
90th Percentile £553 £538 £510
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 34 66
South East median hourly rate £35.00 £22.33 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +56.74% -44.18% +56.59%
10th Percentile £8.00 £11.28 £11.88
90th Percentile £56.40 £56.38 £57.50
England median hourly rate £27.50 £28.35 £29.88
% change year-on-year -2.98% -5.14% +14.92%

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 6,613 5,698 6,141
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 39.88% 35.00% 35.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,154 3,494 3,858
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £313 £281 £275
90th Percentile £575 £538 £538
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 199 167 227
South East median hourly rate £42.50 £45.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.56% +12.50% +5.26%
10th Percentile £19.95 £16.53 £12.25
90th Percentile £53.75 £57.70 £55.50
England median hourly rate £42.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +5.00% +6.67% +2.74%

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 18 September 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 18 September 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 18 September 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 +1 812 £425 +6.25% 364
Berkshire +3 423 £425 +7.59% 146
Hampshire -1 367 £400 +7.82% 167
Surrey -4 348 £425 - 116
Buckinghamshire +5 236 £415 +25.28% 91
West Sussex -1 154 £423 +9.03% 58
Oxfordshire -3 153 £420 -6.67% 127
Kent +6 95 £415 +22.96% 68
East Sussex -2 85 £375 +7.91% 51
Middlesex +10 24 £325 -18.85%
Sussex - 5 £438 -
M4 Corridor - 1 £450 -
SQL
England

For the 6 months to 18 September 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.

1 588 (30.66%) Agile Software Development
2 552 (28.78%) Oracle
3 506 (26.38%) SQL Server
4 474 (24.71%) C#
5 448 (23.36%) .NET
6 404 (21.06%) Microsoft
7 401 (20.91%) JavaScript
8 343 (17.88%) Java
9 321 (16.74%) Microsoft Azure
10 319 (16.63%) Finance
11 307 (16.01%) Windows
12 280 (14.60%) Linux
13 261 (13.61%) XML
14 256 (13.35%) HTML
15 244 (12.72%) Web Services
16 229 (11.94%) Unix
17 227 (11.84%) Business Intelligence
18 224 (11.68%) Migration
19 222 (11.57%) PL/SQL
20 219 (11.42%) MVC
21 217 (11.31%) Scrum
22 212 (11.05%) ASP.NET
23 204 (10.64%) ETL
24 202 (10.53%) Python
25 199 (10.38%) Test Automation
26 193 (10.06%) CSS
27 189 (9.85%) T-SQL
28 183 (9.54%) Data Warehouse
29 178 (9.28%) Analytics
30 175 (9.12%) .NET Framework

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 75 (3.91%) CMS
2 71 (3.70%) IIS
3 69 (3.60%) SharePoint
4 50 (2.61%) Apache Spark
5 46 (2.40%) Apache
6 41 (2.14%) JBoss
7 38 (1.98%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 37 (1.93%) Confluence
9 36 (1.88%) WebLogic
10 32 (1.67%) SAS
10 32 (1.67%) Tomcat
11 29 (1.51%) Sitecore CMS
12 21 (1.09%) Elasticsearch
13 19 (0.99%) BizTalk Server
13 19 (0.99%) MS Exchange
14 18 (0.94%) Oracle Workflow
15 17 (0.89%) OpenStack
15 17 (0.89%) SharePoint 2010
15 17 (0.89%) WebSphere
16 14 (0.73%) WordPress
Applications
1 130 (6.78%) Microsoft Excel
2 31 (1.62%) Microsoft Office
3 18 (0.94%) MS Visio
4 16 (0.83%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 8 (0.42%) SPSS
6 6 (0.31%) Chatbot
7 5 (0.26%) Spreadsheet
8 3 (0.16%) Photoshop
9 2 (0.10%) Mozilla Thunderbird
10 1 (0.052%) Adobe Illustrator
10 1 (0.052%) Stata
Business Applications
1 27 (1.41%) Oracle EBS
2 26 (1.36%) Oracle EBS R12
3 25 (1.30%) Oracle Receivables
4 20 (1.04%) Oracle General Ledger
4 20 (1.04%) Remedy ITSM
5 15 (0.78%) Dynamics CRM
6 14 (0.73%) Oracle BPM
6 14 (0.73%) Oracle Payables
7 12 (0.63%) Oracle Financials
8 11 (0.57%) SAP ERP
9 10 (0.52%) Sonata
10 9 (0.47%) SAP S/4HANA
11 8 (0.42%) Oracle ERP
12 7 (0.36%) Maximo
12 7 (0.36%) SAP APO
12 7 (0.36%) SAP MDM
12 7 (0.36%) SAP MM
13 6 (0.31%) Dynamics AX
13 6 (0.31%) Remedy AR System
14 5 (0.26%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 321 (16.74%) Microsoft Azure
2 118 (6.15%) Amazon AWS
3 47 (2.45%) Azure Data Factory
4 44 (2.29%) Office 365
5 43 (2.24%) PaaS
6 39 (2.03%) SaaS
7 37 (1.93%) GitHub
8 33 (1.72%) IaaS
9 25 (1.30%) Google Analytics
10 24 (1.25%) Azure Active Directory
11 20 (1.04%) Serverless
12 19 (0.99%) OpenShift
13 17 (0.89%) Google Cloud Platform
14 12 (0.63%) Boomi
15 11 (0.57%) Azure Functions
15 11 (0.57%) Dynamics 365
16 10 (0.52%) Azure Machine Learning
16 10 (0.52%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
17 8 (0.42%) BrowserStack
18 7 (0.36%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 66 (3.44%) Firewall
2 62 (3.23%) Internet
3 49 (2.55%) TCP/IP
4 40 (2.09%) HTTP
5 38 (1.98%) DNS
6 33 (1.72%) SAN
7 29 (1.51%) SSL
8 19 (0.99%) SSH
8 19 (0.99%) VLAN
9 16 (0.83%) VPN
10 15 (0.78%) NetScaler
11 14 (0.73%) DHCP
12 13 (0.68%) SMTP
13 12 (0.63%) LAN
13 12 (0.63%) SMS
13 12 (0.63%) Wireless
14 10 (0.52%) WAN
15 9 (0.47%) DVB
15 9 (0.47%) IMAP
16 8 (0.42%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 506 (26.38%) SQL Server
2 183 (9.54%) Data Warehouse
3 166 (8.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 135 (7.04%) Relational Database
5 125 (6.52%) NoSQL
6 121 (6.31%) Oracle Database
7 113 (5.89%) Big Data
8 106 (5.53%) MySQL
9 103 (5.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 87 (4.54%) PostgreSQL
11 84 (4.38%) MongoDB
12 82 (4.28%) Power BI
13 69 (3.60%) Oracle Reports
14 67 (3.49%) Hadoop
15 61 (3.18%) SQL Server 2008
16 58 (3.02%) SQL Server 2012
17 57 (2.97%) Azure SQL Database
17 57 (2.97%) Data Lake
18 56 (2.92%) Apache Cassandra
19 54 (2.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 156 (8.13%) Git (software)
2 148 (7.72%) JIRA
3 119 (6.20%) Team Foundation Server
4 116 (6.05%) Selenium
5 113 (5.89%) Visual Studio
6 99 (5.16%) Jenkins
7 57 (2.97%) Cucumber
8 40 (2.09%) SoapUI
9 39 (2.03%) JUnit
9 39 (2.03%) TeamCity
10 38 (1.98%) Visual Studio Team System
11 35 (1.82%) Toad
12 31 (1.62%) Oracle Forms
13 27 (1.41%) Subversion
14 26 (1.36%) Eclipse
14 26 (1.36%) JMeter
15 25 (1.30%) Octopus Deploy
16 22 (1.15%) PVCS
17 21 (1.09%) Bitbucket
17 21 (1.09%) ProC
General
1 319 (16.63%) Finance
2 61 (3.18%) Banking
3 54 (2.82%) Telecoms
4 52 (2.71%) Marketing
5 34 (1.77%) Retail
6 33 (1.72%) Advertising
7 30 (1.56%) Back Office
8 17 (0.89%) Legal
9 16 (0.83%) Manufacturing
10 12 (0.63%) Front Office
10 12 (0.63%) General Ledger
11 11 (0.57%) Publishing
12 9 (0.47%) Billing
12 9 (0.47%) Law
13 8 (0.42%) Financial Institution
13 8 (0.42%) Pharmaceutical
14 7 (0.36%) Spanish Language
15 5 (0.26%) German Language
15 5 (0.26%) Investment Banking
16 4 (0.21%) Military
Job Titles
1 853 (44.47%) Developer
2 320 (16.68%) Analyst
3 233 (12.15%) .NET Developer
4 205 (10.69%) SQL Developer
5 134 (6.99%) C# Developer
6 131 (6.83%) Architect
7 101 (5.27%) Java Developer
8 95 (4.95%) C# .NET Developer
8 95 (4.95%) Test Analyst
9 77 (4.01%) Data Analyst
10 76 (3.96%) Consultant
11 70 (3.65%) Full Stack Developer
12 69 (3.60%) Tester
13 65 (3.39%) Senior Developer
14 64 (3.34%) Oracle Developer
15 55 (2.87%) DBA
16 51 (2.66%) Support Engineer
17 49 (2.55%) Applications Support
17 49 (2.55%) ASP.NET Developer
17 49 (2.55%) SQL Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 448 (23.36%) .NET
2 261 (13.61%) XML
3 256 (13.35%) HTML
4 244 (12.72%) Web Services
5 212 (11.05%) ASP.NET
6 193 (10.06%) CSS
7 175 (9.12%) .NET Framework
8 166 (8.65%) AngularJS
9 163 (8.50%) REST
10 159 (8.29%) ASP.NET Web API
11 127 (6.62%) Entity Framework
11 127 (6.62%) SOAP
12 122 (6.36%) jQuery
13 109 (5.68%) ASP.NET MVC
14 96 (5.01%) JSON
15 89 (4.64%) RESTful
16 81 (4.22%) Spring
17 73 (3.81%) Middleware
18 72 (3.75%) Node.js
19 70 (3.65%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 173 (9.02%) Analytical Skills
2 74 (3.86%) Computer Science
3 59 (3.08%) Greenfield Project
4 46 (2.40%) Self-Motivation
5 44 (2.29%) Data Structures
6 40 (2.09%) Management Information System
7 31 (1.62%) Mobile App
8 29 (1.51%) Enterprise Software
8 29 (1.51%) User Experience
9 28 (1.46%) Algorithms
10 25 (1.30%) Data Centre
11 19 (0.99%) Clustering
11 19 (0.99%) Replication
12 18 (0.94%) Virtual Team
13 15 (0.78%) Robotics
14 14 (0.73%) Hybrid Cloud
15 13 (0.68%) Client/Server
15 13 (0.68%) Fintech
16 12 (0.63%) Public Cloud
16 12 (0.63%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 307 (16.01%) Windows
2 280 (14.60%) Linux
3 229 (11.94%) Unix
4 128 (6.67%) Windows Server
5 62 (3.23%) Windows Server 2012
6 35 (1.82%) Windows Server 2008
7 32 (1.67%) Windows 10
8 31 (1.62%) AIX
9 30 (1.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 25 (1.30%) OpenVMS
11 22 (1.15%) Ubuntu
12 21 (1.09%) Solaris
13 16 (0.83%) Apple iOS
13 16 (0.83%) VMS
14 15 (0.78%) Windows XP
15 11 (0.57%) Android
16 9 (0.47%) CentOS
16 9 (0.47%) Windows 7
16 9 (0.47%) Windows Server 2003
17 7 (0.36%) CoreOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 588 (30.66%) Agile Software Development
2 227 (11.84%) Business Intelligence
3 224 (11.68%) Migration
4 219 (11.42%) MVC
5 217 (11.31%) Scrum
6 204 (10.64%) ETL
7 199 (10.38%) Test Automation
8 178 (9.28%) Analytics
9 172 (8.97%) TDD
10 165 (8.60%) Problem-Solving
11 145 (7.56%) Data Modelling
12 129 (6.73%) Continuous Integration
13 128 (6.67%) DevOps
14 107 (5.58%) SDLC
15 103 (5.37%) Data Migration
16 95 (4.95%) Project Management
17 90 (4.69%) Web Development
18 86 (4.48%) Open Source
18 86 (4.48%) Unit Testing
19 83 (4.33%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 474 (24.71%) C#
2 401 (20.91%) JavaScript
3 343 (17.88%) Java
4 222 (11.57%) PL/SQL
5 202 (10.53%) Python
6 189 (9.85%) T-SQL
7 76 (3.96%) PowerShell
8 70 (3.65%) C
9 62 (3.23%) VB
10 60 (3.13%) C++
11 58 (3.02%) PHP
12 57 (2.97%) Shell Script
13 49 (2.55%) VBA
14 46 (2.40%) R
15 45 (2.35%) Ruby
16 41 (2.14%) Perl
17 38 (1.98%) Bash Shell
18 36 (1.88%) Scala
19 34 (1.77%) VBScript
20 25 (1.30%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 173 (9.02%) Security Cleared
2 131 (6.83%) SC Cleared
3 120 (6.26%) Degree
4 52 (2.71%) ISTQB
5 44 (2.29%) ISEB
6 41 (2.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 38 (1.98%) DV Cleared
8 33 (1.72%) Computer Science Degree
9 22 (1.15%) Microsoft Certification
10 11 (0.57%) MCSE
11 10 (0.52%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 10 (0.52%) MCITP
12 7 (0.36%) BPSS Clearance
12 7 (0.36%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 7 (0.36%) MCDBA
13 6 (0.31%) ISEB Practitioner
14 5 (0.26%) MCP
14 5 (0.26%) MCSA
14 5 (0.26%) Numerate Degree
15 4 (0.21%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 95 (4.95%) QA
2 86 (4.48%) Data Quality
3 33 (1.72%) SLA
4 30 (1.56%) GDPR
5 13 (0.68%) GCP
6 7 (0.36%) PCI DSS
6 7 (0.36%) PMO
7 6 (0.31%) 21 CFR Part 11
7 6 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 3 (0.16%) ISO 9000
8 3 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 2 (0.10%) COBIT
9 2 (0.10%) IFRS
10 1 (0.052%) Government Security Classifications
10 1 (0.052%) HL7
10 1 (0.052%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 1 (0.052%) PMBOK
10 1 (0.052%) WCAG
System Software
1 130 (6.78%) Active Directory
2 103 (5.37%) VMware Infrastructure
3 95 (4.95%) Hyper-V
4 85 (4.43%) Docker
5 37 (1.93%) XenApp
6 33 (1.72%) Microsoft App-V
7 25 (1.30%) Oracle RAC
8 17 (0.89%) Virtual Machines
9 16 (0.83%) XenDesktop
10 12 (0.63%) Apache Flume
10 12 (0.63%) VMware Workstation
11 11 (0.57%) HDFS
12 9 (0.47%) VMware ESXi
12 9 (0.47%) vSphere
13 6 (0.31%) Xen
14 5 (0.26%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 5 (0.26%) KVM
14 5 (0.26%) Virtual Servers
15 4 (0.21%) Veritas Cluster Server
16 3 (0.16%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 54 (2.82%) Puppet
2 43 (2.24%) Ansible
3 41 (2.14%) SCCM
4 39 (2.03%) Kubernetes
5 35 (1.82%) Opscode Chef
6 28 (1.46%) HP ALM
7 23 (1.20%) Data Guard
8 21 (1.09%) SCOM
9 19 (0.99%) Kibana
10 17 (0.89%) Single Sign-On
10 17 (0.89%) Terraform
11 14 (0.73%) Grafana
11 14 (0.73%) HP Quality Center
11 14 (0.73%) NetBackup
12 10 (0.52%) Amdocs OSS
13 8 (0.42%) Forefront Identity Manager
13 8 (0.42%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
14 6 (0.31%) logstash
14 6 (0.31%) Nagios
14 6 (0.31%) OVSD
Vendors
1 552 (28.78%) Oracle
2 404 (21.06%) Microsoft
3 131 (6.83%) VMware
4 86 (4.48%) Citrix
5 84 (4.38%) SAP
6 83 (4.33%) HP
7 74 (3.86%) IBM
8 54 (2.82%) Google
9 52 (2.71%) Tableau
10 46 (2.40%) Red Hat
11 44 (2.29%) Remedy
12 31 (1.62%) Sitecore
13 26 (1.36%) Cisco
14 24 (1.25%) Salesforce.com
14 24 (1.25%) webMethods
15 23 (1.20%) Atlassian
16 22 (1.15%) Adobe
16 22 (1.15%) Informatica
17 20 (1.04%) Cognos
17 20 (1.04%) Talend