Period
to 20 July 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 July 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 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 8 8 8
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 0
Contract jobs citing SQL 1,964 1,866 2,379
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 11.43% 11.62% 12.75%
As % of the Programming Languages category 29.03% 33.70% 36.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,193 1,220 1,624
South East median daily rate £413 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.45% +3.33% +7.14%
10th Percentile £300 £270 £263
90th Percentile £550 £538 £500
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 40 57
South East median hourly rate £22.50 £41.25 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -45.45% +3.13% +60.00%
10th Percentile £8.00 £14.75 £11.85
90th Percentile £50.00 £54.13 £58.75
England median hourly rate £25.00 £39.25 £28.25
% change year-on-year -36.30% +38.94% +19.58%

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 6,765 5,537 6,472
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 39.38% 34.47% 34.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,147 3,378 4,147
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +10.34%
10th Percentile £308 £290 £271
90th Percentile £563 £538 £538
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 210 170 240
South East median hourly rate £42.50 £43.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.30% +8.75% +6.67%
10th Percentile £18.75 £16.25 £12.25
90th Percentile £53.75 £61.77 £52.85
England median hourly rate £41.50 £41.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year - +10.67% +7.14%

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 July 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 July 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 July 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 +5 840 £425 +6.25% 326
Berkshire +6 451 £425 +6.25% 153
Hampshire -1 406 £400 +6.67% 175
Surrey -7 347 £425 - 118
Buckinghamshire +4 228 £400 +23.08% 66
West Sussex -4 166 £415 +1.22% 37
Oxfordshire -2 161 £431 -4.22% 107
East Sussex 0 81 £369 +11.74% 27
Kent -1 70 £400 +17.65% 57
Middlesex +14 25 £375 +7.14% 11
Sussex +7 5 £438 +12.18% 1
M4 Corridor - 1 £450 -
SQL
England

For the 6 months to 20 July 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 (29.94%) Oracle
2 561 (28.56%) Agile Software Development
3 501 (25.51%) SQL Server
4 439 (22.35%) C#
5 421 (21.44%) Microsoft
6 395 (20.11%) .NET
7 384 (19.55%) JavaScript
8 348 (17.72%) Java
9 332 (16.90%) Finance
10 306 (15.58%) Linux
11 301 (15.33%) Windows
12 269 (13.70%) Microsoft Azure
13 256 (13.03%) Unix
14 252 (12.83%) Business Intelligence
15 244 (12.42%) HTML
16 237 (12.07%) XML
17 234 (11.91%) Web Services
18 231 (11.76%) PL/SQL
19 207 (10.54%) Analytical Skills
20 199 (10.13%) Migration
21 198 (10.08%) MVC
21 198 (10.08%) Scrum
21 198 (10.08%) Test Automation
22 189 (9.62%) CSS
22 189 (9.62%) Python
23 187 (9.52%) ASP.NET
24 180 (9.16%) ETL
25 175 (8.91%) Analytics
26 173 (8.81%) Security Cleared
27 170 (8.66%) Problem-Solving

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 88 (4.48%) SharePoint
2 61 (3.11%) IIS
3 60 (3.05%) CMS
4 46 (2.34%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 44 (2.24%) Apache
6 36 (1.83%) Confluence
7 35 (1.78%) SAS
8 33 (1.68%) Apache Spark
9 29 (1.48%) JBoss
10 24 (1.22%) OpenStack
10 24 (1.22%) WebLogic
11 22 (1.12%) Tomcat
12 21 (1.07%) BizTalk Server
12 21 (1.07%) Elasticsearch
12 21 (1.07%) Sitecore CMS
13 19 (0.97%) Oracle Workflow
14 17 (0.87%) GlassFish
15 15 (0.76%) Liferay
15 15 (0.76%) WebSphere
15 15 (0.76%) WordPress
Applications
1 147 (7.48%) Microsoft Excel
2 52 (2.65%) Microsoft Office
3 34 (1.73%) MS Visio
4 17 (0.87%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 9 (0.46%) Spreadsheet
6 6 (0.31%) Chatbot
7 5 (0.25%) Microsoft Project
7 5 (0.25%) Photoshop
7 5 (0.25%) SPSS
8 2 (0.10%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 2 (0.10%) InDesign
8 2 (0.10%) Mozilla Thunderbird
9 1 (0.051%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.051%) Stata
Business Applications
1 31 (1.58%) Oracle EBS
2 27 (1.37%) Oracle Receivables
3 25 (1.27%) Oracle EBS R12
3 25 (1.27%) Oracle General Ledger
4 22 (1.12%) Dynamics CRM
5 17 (0.87%) Oracle Financials
5 17 (0.87%) Remedy ITSM
6 16 (0.81%) Oracle Payables
7 14 (0.71%) Sonata
8 12 (0.61%) Markit EDM
9 11 (0.56%) Oracle BPM
9 11 (0.56%) Oracle ERP
9 11 (0.56%) SAP S/4HANA
10 10 (0.51%) Maximo
10 10 (0.51%) SAP ERP
11 9 (0.46%) SAP MM
12 7 (0.36%) SAP APO
13 5 (0.25%) BusinessWorks
13 5 (0.25%) SAP MDM
13 5 (0.25%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 269 (13.70%) Microsoft Azure
2 102 (5.19%) Amazon AWS
3 50 (2.55%) Office 365
4 46 (2.34%) PaaS
5 39 (1.99%) Azure Data Factory
5 39 (1.99%) SaaS
6 29 (1.48%) IaaS
7 24 (1.22%) GitHub
8 19 (0.97%) Google Analytics
9 17 (0.87%) OpenShift
9 17 (0.87%) Serverless
10 16 (0.81%) Google Cloud Platform
11 15 (0.76%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
12 11 (0.56%) Azure Active Directory
13 9 (0.46%) Boomi
14 8 (0.41%) Salesforce Service Cloud
15 7 (0.36%) BrowserStack
15 7 (0.36%) Cloud Computing
15 7 (0.36%) Dynamics 365
16 6 (0.31%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 58 (2.95%) Firewall
2 46 (2.34%) Internet
3 34 (1.73%) HTTP
4 30 (1.53%) DNS
4 30 (1.53%) SAN
5 29 (1.48%) TCP/IP
6 23 (1.17%) SSL
7 22 (1.12%) VPN
8 19 (0.97%) VLAN
9 15 (0.76%) FTP
9 15 (0.76%) SMS
10 13 (0.66%) SMTP
11 12 (0.61%) WAN
11 12 (0.61%) Wireless
12 10 (0.51%) NAS
13 9 (0.46%) DHCP
13 9 (0.46%) LAN
14 8 (0.41%) Cisco ISE
14 8 (0.41%) Ethernet
14 8 (0.41%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 501 (25.51%) SQL Server
2 167 (8.50%) Relational Database
3 163 (8.30%) Data Warehouse
4 160 (8.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 141 (7.18%) Oracle Database
6 114 (5.80%) NoSQL
7 112 (5.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 108 (5.50%) PostgreSQL
8 108 (5.50%) Power BI
9 103 (5.24%) MySQL
10 96 (4.89%) Big Data
11 76 (3.87%) MongoDB
12 69 (3.51%) Oracle Reports
13 67 (3.41%) SQL Server 2008
14 66 (3.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 53 (2.70%) Data Lake
15 53 (2.70%) Hadoop
15 53 (2.70%) SQL Server 2012
16 52 (2.65%) Azure SQL Database
17 51 (2.60%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 141 (7.18%) JIRA
2 139 (7.08%) Git (software)
3 131 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
4 130 (6.62%) Selenium
5 112 (5.70%) Visual Studio
6 98 (4.99%) Jenkins
7 52 (2.65%) Cucumber
8 47 (2.39%) SoapUI
9 38 (1.93%) JUnit
10 31 (1.58%) TeamCity
11 30 (1.53%) Oracle Forms
12 28 (1.43%) Visual Studio Team System
12 28 (1.43%) WebDriver
13 26 (1.32%) Maven
13 26 (1.32%) Subversion
14 22 (1.12%) Eclipse
15 20 (1.02%) Oracle APEX
15 20 (1.02%) ProC
16 19 (0.97%) Bitbucket
17 18 (0.92%) SpecFlow
General
1 332 (16.90%) Finance
2 76 (3.87%) Telecoms
3 71 (3.62%) Banking
4 58 (2.95%) Marketing
5 27 (1.37%) Retail
6 26 (1.32%) Advertising
7 23 (1.17%) Manufacturing
8 22 (1.12%) Back Office
9 18 (0.92%) Publishing
10 12 (0.61%) Front Office
10 12 (0.61%) General Ledger
11 11 (0.56%) Billing
12 10 (0.51%) Financial Institution
12 10 (0.51%) Legal
13 7 (0.36%) Spanish Language
14 6 (0.31%) Law
14 6 (0.31%) Pharmaceutical
15 5 (0.25%) French Language
15 5 (0.25%) German Language
15 5 (0.25%) Military
Job Titles
1 807 (41.09%) Developer
2 358 (18.23%) Analyst
3 181 (9.22%) .NET Developer
4 176 (8.96%) SQL Developer
5 142 (7.23%) Architect
6 120 (6.11%) C# Developer
7 108 (5.50%) Java Developer
8 89 (4.53%) Test Analyst
9 87 (4.43%) Consultant
10 86 (4.38%) C# .NET Developer
11 70 (3.56%) Systems Analyst
12 66 (3.36%) SQL Analyst
13 62 (3.16%) Data Analyst
14 58 (2.95%) Oracle Developer
15 57 (2.90%) Full Stack Developer
15 57 (2.90%) Tester
16 56 (2.85%) DBA
16 56 (2.85%) Senior Developer
17 54 (2.75%) Applications Support
18 52 (2.65%) Business Intelligence Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 395 (20.11%) .NET
2 244 (12.42%) HTML
3 237 (12.07%) XML
4 234 (11.91%) Web Services
5 189 (9.62%) CSS
6 187 (9.52%) ASP.NET
7 157 (7.99%) AngularJS
8 146 (7.43%) REST
9 131 (6.67%) .NET Framework
10 127 (6.47%) jQuery
11 115 (5.86%) ASP.NET Web API
12 101 (5.14%) SOAP
13 99 (5.04%) ASP.NET MVC
14 92 (4.68%) JSON
15 88 (4.48%) RESTful
16 83 (4.23%) Entity Framework
17 72 (3.67%) Spring
18 68 (3.46%) Middleware
19 64 (3.26%) Node.js
19 64 (3.26%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 207 (10.54%) Analytical Skills
2 81 (4.12%) Computer Science
3 54 (2.75%) Greenfield Project
4 50 (2.55%) Management Information System
5 46 (2.34%) Self-Motivation
6 36 (1.83%) Data Structures
7 31 (1.58%) Clustering
8 28 (1.43%) Enterprise Software
8 28 (1.43%) Mobile App
8 28 (1.43%) Replication
9 27 (1.37%) User Experience
10 25 (1.27%) Algorithms
11 23 (1.17%) Client/Server
12 19 (0.97%) Data Centre
13 18 (0.92%) Hybrid Cloud
14 16 (0.81%) Virtual Team
15 15 (0.76%) Robotics
16 13 (0.66%) Mainframe
16 13 (0.66%) Smart Meter
17 12 (0.61%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 306 (15.58%) Linux
2 301 (15.33%) Windows
3 256 (13.03%) Unix
4 125 (6.36%) Windows Server
5 58 (2.95%) Windows Server 2012
6 34 (1.73%) Windows 10
6 34 (1.73%) Windows Server 2008
7 32 (1.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 30 (1.53%) AIX
9 27 (1.37%) Solaris
10 23 (1.17%) Ubuntu
11 16 (0.81%) Android
11 16 (0.81%) Windows 7
12 15 (0.76%) Apple iOS
13 14 (0.71%) OpenVMS
13 14 (0.71%) VMS
14 12 (0.61%) CentOS
14 12 (0.61%) Windows XP
15 7 (0.36%) Mac OS X
15 7 (0.36%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 561 (28.56%) Agile Software Development
2 252 (12.83%) Business Intelligence
3 199 (10.13%) Migration
4 198 (10.08%) MVC
4 198 (10.08%) Scrum
4 198 (10.08%) Test Automation
5 180 (9.16%) ETL
6 175 (8.91%) Analytics
7 170 (8.66%) Problem-Solving
8 155 (7.89%) Data Modelling
9 143 (7.28%) TDD
10 130 (6.62%) Continuous Integration
11 122 (6.21%) DevOps
12 111 (5.65%) SDLC
13 104 (5.30%) Project Management
14 94 (4.79%) Software Engineering
15 93 (4.74%) Data Analysis
16 90 (4.58%) CRM
17 85 (4.33%) Workflow
18 83 (4.23%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 439 (22.35%) C#
2 384 (19.55%) JavaScript
3 348 (17.72%) Java
4 231 (11.76%) PL/SQL
5 189 (9.62%) Python
6 160 (8.15%) T-SQL
7 85 (4.33%) PowerShell
8 81 (4.12%) C++
9 72 (3.67%) C
10 60 (3.05%) PHP
11 58 (2.95%) Shell Script
12 54 (2.75%) VBA
13 53 (2.70%) VB
14 49 (2.49%) Ruby
15 45 (2.29%) Bash Shell
16 37 (1.88%) R
17 33 (1.68%) VBScript
18 31 (1.58%) Perl
19 30 (1.53%) Scala
20 25 (1.27%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 173 (8.81%) Security Cleared
2 150 (7.64%) Degree
3 126 (6.42%) SC Cleared
4 46 (2.34%) DV Cleared
5 42 (2.14%) ISTQB
6 41 (2.09%) Computer Science Degree
7 34 (1.73%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 30 (1.53%) ISEB
9 24 (1.22%) Microsoft Certification
10 18 (0.92%) MCSE
11 11 (0.56%) MCSA
12 10 (0.51%) BPSS Clearance
13 6 (0.31%) ISEB Practitioner
14 5 (0.25%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
14 5 (0.25%) PMI Certification
15 4 (0.20%) DBS Check
15 4 (0.20%) ITIL Certification
15 4 (0.20%) MCITP
16 3 (0.15%) CTC Cleared
16 3 (0.15%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 94 (4.79%) QA
2 59 (3.00%) Data Quality
3 43 (2.19%) GDPR
4 38 (1.93%) SLA
5 18 (0.92%) PMO
6 13 (0.66%) GCP
7 7 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 6 (0.31%) PCI DSS
9 5 (0.25%) 21 CFR Part 11
10 2 (0.10%) IFRS
10 2 (0.10%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 1 (0.051%) HL7
11 1 (0.051%) WCAG
System Software
1 107 (5.45%) Active Directory
2 94 (4.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 89 (4.53%) Hyper-V
4 69 (3.51%) Docker
5 28 (1.43%) XenApp
6 25 (1.27%) Oracle RAC
7 23 (1.17%) Virtual Machines
8 22 (1.12%) Apache Flume
9 21 (1.07%) Microsoft App-V
10 12 (0.61%) VMware ESXi
11 10 (0.51%) HDFS
11 10 (0.51%) vSphere
12 9 (0.46%) XenDesktop
13 7 (0.36%) Virtual Servers
14 6 (0.31%) Veritas Cluster Server
14 6 (0.31%) Xen
15 5 (0.25%) BitLocker
15 5 (0.25%) Citrix Presentation Server
15 5 (0.25%) KVM
15 5 (0.25%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 54 (2.75%) SCCM
2 48 (2.44%) Puppet
3 46 (2.34%) HP ALM
4 37 (1.88%) Ansible
5 30 (1.53%) Kubernetes
6 27 (1.37%) SCOM
7 26 (1.32%) Opscode Chef
8 25 (1.27%) HP Quality Center
9 21 (1.07%) Data Guard
10 18 (0.92%) Kibana
11 16 (0.81%) Terraform
12 15 (0.76%) Single Sign-On
13 14 (0.71%) NetBackup
14 9 (0.46%) Failover Clustering
15 8 (0.41%) Grafana
15 8 (0.41%) Microsoft Clustering
15 8 (0.41%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
16 7 (0.36%) OpenView Configuration Management
17 6 (0.31%) OVSD
17 6 (0.31%) SnapMirror
Vendors
1 588 (29.94%) Oracle
2 421 (21.44%) Microsoft
3 120 (6.11%) VMware
4 99 (5.04%) HP
5 83 (4.23%) SAP
6 72 (3.67%) Citrix
7 65 (3.31%) Tableau
8 63 (3.21%) IBM
9 47 (2.39%) Red Hat
10 45 (2.29%) Remedy
11 44 (2.24%) Google
12 37 (1.88%) Cisco
13 34 (1.73%) Salesforce.com
14 33 (1.68%) Talend
15 30 (1.53%) Cognos
16 22 (1.12%) Sitecore
17 21 (1.07%) Adobe
17 21 (1.07%) Atlassian
17 21 (1.07%) McAfee
17 21 (1.07%) TIBCO