Period
to 18 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South West 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 December 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 West
6 months to
18 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 7 7 6
Rank change year-on-year 0 -1 0
Contract jobs citing SQL 898 669 809
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 13.71% 12.06% 14.49%
As % of the Programming Languages category 33.96% 31.68% 35.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 613 425 566
South West median daily rate £413 £395 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.43% +8.22% -1.35%
10th Percentile £296 £213 £263
90th Percentile £538 £488 £500
England median daily rate £450 £438 £400
% change year-on-year +2.86% +9.38% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 18 45
South West median hourly rate £41.00 £31.25 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +31.20% -5.30% -15.92%
10th Percentile £18.59 £16.38 £17.90
90th Percentile £65.15 £51.75 £46.00
England median hourly rate £27.62 £26.78 £31.50
% change year-on-year +3.14% -15.00% +12.50%

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 West with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
South West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 2,644 2,112 2,265
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 40.36% 38.06% 40.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,709 1,294 1,475
South West median daily rate £425 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.68% +3.33% -
10th Percentile £300 £270 £263
90th Percentile £575 £525 £525
England median daily rate £475 £468 £425
% change year-on-year +1.60% +10.00% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 112 98 149
South West median hourly rate £42.50 £39.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.97% -2.50% -1.23%
10th Percentile £26.25 £20.43 £20.40
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.75 £47.60
England median hourly rate £42.00 £40.00 £39.50
% change year-on-year +5.00% +1.27% +5.33%

SQL
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

Job postings citing SQL as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South West.

Job vacancy trend for SQL in the South West

SQL
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SQL in the South West.

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL in the South West

SQL
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL in the South West over the 6 months to 18 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SQL in the South West

SQL
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL in the South West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL in the South West

SQL
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL in the South West over the 6 months to 18 December 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for SQL in the South West

SQL
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 6 months to 18 December 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
Bristol -1 316 £400 +1.27% 123
Wiltshire -1 174 £425 +6.25% 37
Gloucestershire 0 141 £450 +13.92% 43
Somerset +5 121 £400 +10.34% 33
Devon +6 71 £340 +15.25% 39
Dorset -4 37 £413 +3.13% 49
Cornwall -8 3 £500 +122.22% 14
Avon - 2 £325 - 2
SQL
England

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 West region with a requirement for SQL.

1 351 (39.09%) SQL Server
2 250 (27.84%) Agile Software Development
3 240 (26.73%) Finance
4 230 (25.61%) C#
5 229 (25.50%) .NET
6 196 (21.83%) JavaScript
7 191 (21.27%) Microsoft
8 174 (19.38%) Oracle
9 145 (16.15%) T-SQL
9 145 (16.15%) Business Intelligence
10 142 (15.81%) Analytical Skills
11 128 (14.25%) HTML
12 124 (13.81%) Windows
12 124 (13.81%) Scrum
13 121 (13.47%) Data Warehouse
14 120 (13.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 115 (12.81%) Security Cleared
16 114 (12.69%) CSS
17 113 (12.58%) Linux
17 113 (12.58%) Test Automation
18 111 (12.36%) Java
19 108 (12.03%) Microsoft Azure
20 103 (11.47%) ASP.NET
21 99 (11.02%) Problem-Solving
22 97 (10.80%) Git (software)
23 92 (10.24%) PowerShell
24 91 (10.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
25 90 (10.02%) Unix
25 90 (10.02%) ETL
26 89 (9.91%) Team Foundation Server

SQL
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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 33 (3.67%) SAS
2 26 (2.90%) IIS
3 24 (2.67%) SharePoint
4 18 (2.00%) Apache Spark
5 16 (1.78%) Confluence
6 13 (1.45%) Apache
7 12 (1.34%) WebLogic
8 11 (1.22%) Elasticsearch
9 10 (1.11%) CMS
9 10 (1.11%) Tomcat
10 9 (1.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 9 (1.00%) Umbraco
11 6 (0.67%) Apache Solr
12 5 (0.56%) ColdFusion
12 5 (0.56%) MS Exchange
13 4 (0.45%) BizTalk Server
13 4 (0.45%) CICS
13 4 (0.45%) Mule
14 3 (0.33%) Oracle Workflow
14 3 (0.33%) WordPress
Applications
1 48 (5.35%) Microsoft Excel
2 29 (3.23%) Microsoft Office
3 10 (1.11%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (0.33%) SPSS
6 1 (0.11%) GNU Octave
6 1 (0.11%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.11%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 36 (4.01%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.56%) Oracle EBS
3 4 (0.45%) Oracle BPM
4 3 (0.33%) Oracle EBS R12
4 3 (0.33%) Oracle Payables
4 3 (0.33%) Oracle Receivables
4 3 (0.33%) Sage 200
5 2 (0.22%) Magento
5 2 (0.22%) Sage CRM
5 2 (0.22%) StreamServe
5 2 (0.22%) Visualfiles
6 1 (0.11%) Academy Housing
6 1 (0.11%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.11%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.11%) Elite 3E
6 1 (0.11%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
6 1 (0.11%) Maximo
6 1 (0.11%) OPENHousing
6 1 (0.11%) R3 Corda
Cloud Services
1 108 (12.03%) Microsoft Azure
2 67 (7.46%) Amazon AWS
3 17 (1.89%) npm
3 17 (1.89%) Office 365
4 15 (1.67%) NuGet
5 14 (1.56%) Amazon S3
6 13 (1.45%) PaaS
7 12 (1.34%) IaaS
8 11 (1.22%) Amazon EC2
8 11 (1.22%) AWS CloudFormation
9 10 (1.11%) Serverless
9 10 (1.11%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 9 (1.00%) Dynamics 365
11 8 (0.89%) Apigee
12 6 (0.67%) SaaS
13 5 (0.56%) AWS Lambda
13 5 (0.56%) Azure Active Directory
14 4 (0.45%) GitHub
15 3 (0.33%) Azure Functions
15 3 (0.33%) iPaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (1.56%) HTTP
2 11 (1.22%) SAN
3 10 (1.11%) Firewall
4 8 (0.89%) Internet
4 8 (0.89%) Skype
5 6 (0.67%) DNS
6 5 (0.56%) LAN
6 5 (0.56%) TCP/IP
7 4 (0.45%) NAS
8 3 (0.33%) Intranet
8 3 (0.33%) SMS
8 3 (0.33%) VPN
8 3 (0.33%) Wireless
9 2 (0.22%) DHCP
9 2 (0.22%) Extranet
9 2 (0.22%) SSH
9 2 (0.22%) VSAN
9 2 (0.22%) WAN
9 2 (0.22%) WLAN
10 1 (0.11%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 351 (39.09%) SQL Server
2 121 (13.47%) Data Warehouse
3 120 (13.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 91 (10.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 70 (7.80%) Big Data
6 66 (7.35%) Relational Database
7 63 (7.02%) Power BI
8 56 (6.24%) MySQL
9 47 (5.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 37 (4.12%) PostgreSQL
11 34 (3.79%) Oracle Database
12 32 (3.56%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
13 29 (3.23%) RDBMS
14 28 (3.12%) SQL Server 2008
15 27 (3.01%) Apache Hive
16 24 (2.67%) MongoDB
16 24 (2.67%) Star Schema
17 23 (2.56%) OLAP
18 22 (2.45%) DB2
18 22 (2.45%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 97 (10.80%) Git (software)
2 89 (9.91%) Team Foundation Server
3 62 (6.90%) Selenium
4 52 (5.79%) Jenkins
5 50 (5.57%) JIRA
6 43 (4.79%) Visual Studio
7 38 (4.23%) SpecFlow
8 29 (3.23%) Cucumber
8 29 (3.23%) Visual Studio Team System
9 26 (2.90%) JUnit
10 24 (2.67%) NUnit
11 18 (2.00%) Maven
12 17 (1.89%) Visual Studio Coded UI
13 14 (1.56%) JMeter
13 14 (1.56%) XMLUnit
14 13 (1.45%) Moq
14 13 (1.45%) xUnit.net
15 12 (1.34%) Eclipse
16 11 (1.22%) ERwin
16 11 (1.22%) TeamCity
General
1 240 (26.73%) Finance
2 45 (5.01%) Banking
3 43 (4.79%) Telecoms
4 42 (4.68%) Manufacturing
5 35 (3.90%) Electronics
5 35 (3.90%) Marketing
6 12 (1.34%) Advertising
6 12 (1.34%) Legal
6 12 (1.34%) Retail
7 10 (1.11%) Military
8 7 (0.78%) Back Office
9 6 (0.67%) Financial Institution
9 6 (0.67%) Games
10 5 (0.56%) Corporate Banking
11 4 (0.45%) Aerospace
11 4 (0.45%) Automotive
11 4 (0.45%) Retail Banking
12 3 (0.33%) General Ledger
13 2 (0.22%) Law
14 1 (0.11%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 451 (50.22%) Developer
2 126 (14.03%) Analyst
3 94 (10.47%) .NET Developer
4 77 (8.57%) SQL Developer
5 57 (6.35%) DBA
6 52 (5.79%) Java Developer
7 50 (5.57%) Test Analyst
8 46 (5.12%) Administrator
9 44 (4.90%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 38 (4.23%) Data Analyst
11 37 (4.12%) C# Developer
12 35 (3.90%) SQL DBA
13 32 (3.56%) Architect
13 32 (3.56%) Senior Developer
14 29 (3.23%) Microsoft Developer
15 28 (3.12%) Consultant
16 25 (2.78%) CRM Developer
16 25 (2.78%) Data Engineer
17 24 (2.67%) Dynamics CRM Developer
18 23 (2.56%) PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 229 (25.50%) .NET
2 128 (14.25%) HTML
3 114 (12.69%) CSS
4 103 (11.47%) ASP.NET
5 78 (8.69%) Web Services
6 76 (8.46%) .NET Framework
7 68 (7.57%) ASP.NET Web API
8 60 (6.68%) Node.js
8 60 (6.68%) XML
9 54 (6.01%) jQuery
10 48 (5.35%) REST
11 46 (5.12%) AngularJS
12 38 (4.23%) Entity Framework
13 36 (4.01%) SOAP
14 33 (3.67%) HTML5
14 33 (3.67%) JSON
15 32 (3.56%) Redux
16 31 (3.45%) WCF
17 30 (3.34%) ASP.NET MVC
18 28 (3.12%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 142 (15.81%) Analytical Skills
2 50 (5.57%) Self-Motivation
3 38 (4.23%) Greenfield Project
4 17 (1.89%) Management Information System
5 16 (1.78%) Replication
6 15 (1.67%) Clustering
7 11 (1.22%) Data Centre
7 11 (1.22%) PKI
8 9 (1.00%) Digital Media
9 8 (0.89%) Data Structures
9 8 (0.89%) Fintech
10 7 (0.78%) Mainframe
10 7 (0.78%) User Experience
11 6 (0.67%) Hybrid Cloud
11 6 (0.67%) Virtual Team
12 5 (0.56%) Cloud Native
12 5 (0.56%) NHS
12 5 (0.56%) Wiki
13 4 (0.45%) Mobile App
14 3 (0.33%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 124 (13.81%) Windows
2 113 (12.58%) Linux
3 90 (10.02%) Unix
4 65 (7.24%) Windows Server
5 22 (2.45%) Windows Server 2008
6 21 (2.34%) Windows Server 2012
7 13 (1.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 11 (1.22%) Apple iOS
9 8 (0.89%) Windows Server 2003
10 7 (0.78%) Windows 7
11 6 (0.67%) Android
11 6 (0.67%) Solaris
12 5 (0.56%) Mac OS
12 5 (0.56%) Windows 10
13 4 (0.45%) Windows XP
13 4 (0.45%) zOS
14 2 (0.22%) AIX
15 1 (0.11%) Data ONTAP
15 1 (0.11%) Ubuntu
15 1 (0.11%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 250 (27.84%) Agile Software Development
2 145 (16.15%) Business Intelligence
3 124 (13.81%) Scrum
4 113 (12.58%) Test Automation
5 99 (11.02%) Problem-Solving
6 90 (10.02%) ETL
7 86 (9.58%) MVC
8 70 (7.80%) Data Modelling
9 62 (6.90%) DevOps
10 59 (6.57%) SDLC
11 53 (5.90%) Continuous Integration
12 50 (5.57%) Unit Testing
13 48 (5.35%) Data Analysis
14 44 (4.90%) Data Science
14 44 (4.90%) Microservices
15 43 (4.79%) CRM
15 43 (4.79%) TDD
16 41 (4.57%) Migration
17 39 (4.34%) OO
17 39 (4.34%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 230 (25.61%) C#
2 196 (21.83%) JavaScript
3 145 (16.15%) T-SQL
4 111 (12.36%) Java
5 92 (10.24%) PowerShell
6 73 (8.13%) Python
7 69 (7.68%) PL/SQL
8 42 (4.68%) Shell Script
9 40 (4.45%) PHP
10 29 (3.23%) VBA
11 25 (2.78%) R
12 24 (2.67%) Bash Shell
13 18 (2.00%) VB.NET
14 16 (1.78%) C
15 12 (1.34%) SAS Macro
15 12 (1.34%) TypeScript
16 11 (1.22%) VB
17 8 (0.89%) C++
18 6 (0.67%) Java 8
18 6 (0.67%) PROC SQL
Qualifications
1 115 (12.81%) Security Cleared
2 75 (8.35%) SC Cleared
3 46 (5.12%) Degree
4 32 (3.56%) DV Cleared
5 22 (2.45%) ISTQB
6 14 (1.56%) ISEB
7 13 (1.45%) Computer Science Degree
8 8 (0.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 7 (0.78%) AWS Certification
9 7 (0.78%) BPSS Clearance
9 7 (0.78%) Microsoft Certification
10 6 (0.67%) DBS Check
11 4 (0.45%) MCSA
12 2 (0.22%) CCNA
12 2 (0.22%) Cisco Certification
12 2 (0.22%) HND
12 2 (0.22%) MCAD
12 2 (0.22%) MCPD
12 2 (0.22%) MCSD
12 2 (0.22%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (4.34%) Data Quality
2 19 (2.12%) QA
3 7 (0.78%) SLA
4 3 (0.33%) IFRS
5 2 (0.22%) CRD IV
5 2 (0.22%) IFRS 9
6 1 (0.11%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.11%) EMIR
6 1 (0.11%) GDPR
6 1 (0.11%) MiFID
6 1 (0.11%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.11%) PMO
6 1 (0.11%) Solvency II
System Software
1 48 (5.35%) Docker
2 37 (4.12%) Active Directory
3 12 (1.34%) Oracle RAC
4 9 (1.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 8 (0.89%) Hyper-V
6 4 (0.45%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (0.22%) ISA Server
7 2 (0.22%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.22%) vSphere
7 2 (0.22%) XenApp
8 1 (0.11%) iptables
8 1 (0.11%) NFS
8 1 (0.11%) VMware NSX
8 1 (0.11%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 29 (3.23%) Kubernetes
2 18 (2.00%) Oozie
3 16 (1.78%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
4 14 (1.56%) Ansible
5 12 (1.34%) Puppet
6 11 (1.22%) Opscode Chef
7 8 (0.89%) SCCM
8 6 (0.67%) Oracle RMAN
8 6 (0.67%) SCOM
8 6 (0.67%) Terraform
9 4 (0.45%) Amdocs OSS
9 4 (0.45%) Data Guard
9 4 (0.45%) HP Quality Center
9 4 (0.45%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 2 (0.22%) Kibana
10 2 (0.22%) logstash
10 2 (0.22%) McAfee ePO
10 2 (0.22%) Netcool
10 2 (0.22%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 2 (0.22%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 191 (21.27%) Microsoft
2 174 (19.38%) Oracle
3 61 (6.79%) Teradata
4 42 (4.68%) SAP
5 33 (3.67%) Tableau
6 30 (3.34%) VMware
7 22 (2.45%) IBM
8 15 (1.67%) Sybase
9 14 (1.56%) HP
10 13 (1.45%) DataFlux
11 12 (1.34%) Netezza
12 9 (1.00%) Talend
13 7 (0.78%) Cadence
13 7 (0.78%) Cisco
13 7 (0.78%) MicroStrategy
13 7 (0.78%) Red Hat
14 6 (0.67%) Google
14 6 (0.67%) McAfee
15 5 (0.56%) ServiceNow
16 4 (0.45%) Xamarin