Period
to 23 April 2019

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 23 April 2019 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
23 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 9 7 7
Rank change year-on-year -2 0 -1
Contract jobs citing SQL 698 631 683
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 11.22% 12.30% 12.94%
As % of the Programming Languages category 27.62% 31.63% 32.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 492 418 467
South West median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £281 £250 £261
90th Percentile £556 £502 £494
England median daily rate £450 £438 £413
% change year-on-year +2.86% +6.06% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 5 39
South West median hourly rate £42.00 £40.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.00% - +12.68%
10th Percentile £23.30 £27.65 £22.25
90th Percentile £64.75 £130.50 £50.00
England median hourly rate £28.00 £26.78 £37.50
% change year-on-year +4.58% -28.60% +29.31%

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 2,527 1,995 2,074
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 40.61% 38.88% 39.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,648 1,230 1,304
South West median daily rate £450 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% +5.26% +1.33%
10th Percentile £313 £277 £263
90th Percentile £600 £575 £525
England median daily rate £480 £475 £438
% change year-on-year +1.05% +8.57% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 129 78 142
South West median hourly rate £45.00 £40.00 £41.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -3.03% -1.79%
10th Percentile £35.00 £26.25 £26.25
90th Percentile £50.45 £48.23 £53.75
England median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £41.00
% change year-on-year +6.25% -2.44% +5.81%

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 23 April 2019.

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 23 April 2019.

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 23 April 2019. 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 -2 268 £413 +3.13% 40
Wiltshire -1 176 £438 +4.17% 21
Gloucestershire 0 89 £425 - 11
Devon +3 53 £460 +22.67% 10
Somerset +2 48 £413 +20.61% 15
Dorset -1 28 £450 +12.50% 26
Cornwall +1 5 £375 -23.08% 1
Avon - 1 £250 -
SQL
England

For the 6 months to 23 April 2019, 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.

1 217 (31.09%) SQL Server
2 189 (27.08%) Finance
3 188 (26.93%) Agile Software Development
4 166 (23.78%) Microsoft
5 161 (23.07%) C#
6 158 (22.64%) .NET
7 136 (19.48%) Security Cleared
8 134 (19.20%) Microsoft Azure
9 126 (18.05%) JavaScript
10 111 (15.90%) Java
11 110 (15.76%) Oracle
12 109 (15.62%) Business Intelligence
13 106 (15.19%) Windows
14 95 (13.61%) HTML
15 89 (12.75%) Problem-Solving
16 85 (12.18%) Amazon AWS
16 85 (12.18%) SC Cleared
17 84 (12.03%) Web Services
18 78 (11.17%) Scrum
18 78 (11.17%) Analytical Skills
19 75 (10.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
20 73 (10.46%) Linux
21 72 (10.32%) PowerShell
22 69 (9.89%) T-SQL
23 66 (9.46%) CSS
24 63 (9.03%) REST
25 62 (8.88%) Unix
26 60 (8.60%) Data Warehouse
27 59 (8.45%) XML
28 58 (8.31%) Windows 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 24 (3.44%) SharePoint
2 22 (3.15%) SAS
3 18 (2.58%) WebLogic
4 17 (2.44%) Confluence
4 17 (2.44%) IIS
5 13 (1.86%) MS Exchange
6 9 (1.29%) Exchange Server 2010
7 7 (1.00%) Apache
7 7 (1.00%) CMS
7 7 (1.00%) Exchange Server 2013
7 7 (1.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 6 (0.86%) Umbraco
9 5 (0.72%) BizTalk Server
9 5 (0.72%) EPiServer
10 4 (0.57%) Elasticsearch
10 4 (0.57%) Sitecore CMS
10 4 (0.57%) WebSphere
11 3 (0.43%) JBoss
11 3 (0.43%) Mule
11 3 (0.43%) Tomcat
Applications
1 40 (5.73%) Microsoft Excel
2 25 (3.58%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (0.72%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (0.57%) Microsoft Project
4 4 (0.57%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.14%) Notepad++
5 1 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.14%) SPSS
5 1 (0.14%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 24 (3.44%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (1.86%) Oracle BPM
3 6 (0.86%) Remedy ITSM
4 5 (0.72%) Elite 3E
5 4 (0.57%) BASE24
6 3 (0.43%) Visualfiles
7 2 (0.29%) Dynamics AX
7 2 (0.29%) Dynamics NAV
7 2 (0.29%) Teamcenter
8 1 (0.14%) Academy Housing
8 1 (0.14%) Actimize
8 1 (0.14%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
8 1 (0.14%) Magento
8 1 (0.14%) Maximo
8 1 (0.14%) NetSuite
8 1 (0.14%) OPENHousing
8 1 (0.14%) Oracle Applications
8 1 (0.14%) Oracle EBS R12
8 1 (0.14%) Sage 200
8 1 (0.14%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 134 (19.20%) Microsoft Azure
2 85 (12.18%) Amazon AWS
3 37 (5.30%) Office 365
4 26 (3.72%) SaaS
5 24 (3.44%) PaaS
6 19 (2.72%) IaaS
7 17 (2.44%) Boomi
8 14 (2.01%) Dynamics 365
9 12 (1.72%) Azure Data Factory
9 12 (1.72%) GitHub
10 11 (1.58%) Cloud Computing
11 9 (1.29%) Serverless
12 8 (1.15%) Azure Functions
13 6 (0.86%) Amazon S3
14 5 (0.72%) Amazon EC2
14 5 (0.72%) Apigee
14 5 (0.72%) Google Cloud Platform
15 4 (0.57%) Amazon EMR
15 4 (0.57%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 3 (0.43%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 23 (3.30%) Firewall
2 10 (1.43%) SAN
2 10 (1.43%) Skype
3 9 (1.29%) LAN
4 8 (1.15%) WAN
4 8 (1.15%) WebEx
5 7 (1.00%) IPv4
6 6 (0.86%) Internet
7 5 (0.72%) WLAN
8 4 (0.57%) DNS
8 4 (0.57%) TCP/IP
9 3 (0.43%) DHCP
9 3 (0.43%) VPN
9 3 (0.43%) Wireless
10 2 (0.29%) Cisco ASA
10 2 (0.29%) VSAN
11 1 (0.14%) IPsec
11 1 (0.14%) Remote Desktop
11 1 (0.14%) Software-Defined Networking
11 1 (0.14%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 217 (31.09%) SQL Server
2 75 (10.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 60 (8.60%) Data Warehouse
4 56 (8.02%) Power BI
4 56 (8.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 39 (5.59%) Big Data
6 35 (5.01%) Relational Database
7 32 (4.58%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 31 (4.44%) NoSQL
9 28 (4.01%) Amazon RDS
9 28 (4.01%) MySQL
10 26 (3.72%) PostgreSQL
11 23 (3.30%) DB2
11 23 (3.30%) Oracle Database
12 20 (2.87%) MongoDB
13 18 (2.58%) Hadoop
14 17 (2.44%) Azure SQL Database
14 17 (2.44%) Base SAS
14 17 (2.44%) SQL Server 2008
15 16 (2.29%) SAS Enterprise Guide
Development Applications
1 46 (6.59%) JIRA
2 45 (6.45%) Team Foundation Server
3 44 (6.30%) Jenkins
4 43 (6.16%) Git (software)
5 24 (3.44%) Selenium
6 23 (3.30%) Maven
7 20 (2.87%) Visual Studio
7 20 (2.87%) Visual Studio Team System
8 17 (2.44%) Cucumber
9 13 (1.86%) JMeter
9 13 (1.86%) ProC
10 12 (1.72%) Bitbucket Server
11 10 (1.43%) SoapUI
12 9 (1.29%) HP UFT
12 9 (1.29%) LoadRunner
13 8 (1.15%) Hudson
13 8 (1.15%) SpecFlow
14 6 (0.86%) Eclipse
14 6 (0.86%) JUnit
14 6 (0.86%) TeamCity
General
1 189 (27.08%) Finance
2 48 (6.88%) Banking
3 32 (4.58%) Manufacturing
4 28 (4.01%) Telecoms
5 22 (3.15%) Retail
6 20 (2.87%) Electronics
6 20 (2.87%) Marketing
7 9 (1.29%) Legal
8 7 (1.00%) Military
9 6 (0.86%) Law
10 5 (0.72%) Automotive
10 5 (0.72%) Local Government
11 4 (0.57%) Retail Finance
12 3 (0.43%) Advertising
12 3 (0.43%) Aerospace
12 3 (0.43%) Back Office
12 3 (0.43%) Financial Institution
12 3 (0.43%) Games
12 3 (0.43%) Retail Banking
13 2 (0.29%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 304 (43.55%) Developer
2 104 (14.90%) Analyst
3 59 (8.45%) .NET Developer
4 56 (8.02%) DBA
5 47 (6.73%) Java Developer
5 47 (6.73%) SQL Developer
6 45 (6.45%) Architect
7 41 (5.87%) Administrator
8 37 (5.30%) SQL DBA
8 37 (5.30%) Test Analyst
9 34 (4.87%) Data Analyst
10 24 (3.44%) Business Intelligence Developer
11 22 (3.15%) C# Developer
11 22 (3.15%) Consultant
12 20 (2.87%) Microsoft Developer
13 19 (2.72%) Applications Support
13 19 (2.72%) SAS Developer
13 19 (2.72%) Senior Developer
14 17 (2.44%) Technical Analyst
15 16 (2.29%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 158 (22.64%) .NET
2 95 (13.61%) HTML
3 84 (12.03%) Web Services
4 66 (9.46%) CSS
5 63 (9.03%) REST
6 59 (8.45%) XML
7 43 (6.16%) .NET Core
7 43 (6.16%) .NET Framework
7 43 (6.16%) AngularJS
7 43 (6.16%) SOAP
8 42 (6.02%) ASP.NET Web API
9 40 (5.73%) ASP.NET
10 32 (4.58%) Spring
11 30 (4.30%) jQuery
12 28 (4.01%) HTML5
13 27 (3.87%) Redux
14 26 (3.72%) RESTful
15 21 (3.01%) JSON
16 20 (2.87%) CSS3
17 19 (2.72%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 78 (11.17%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (3.15%) Greenfield Project
3 16 (2.29%) Replication
4 15 (2.15%) Management Information System
5 14 (2.01%) Clustering
5 14 (2.01%) Self-Motivation
6 13 (1.86%) PKI
7 9 (1.29%) Data Centre
7 9 (1.29%) Taxonomies
8 8 (1.15%) Enterprise Software
8 8 (1.15%) Mobile App
9 7 (1.00%) Blackberry
9 7 (1.00%) Cyberthreat
10 6 (0.86%) Data Structures
10 6 (0.86%) Virtual Team
11 5 (0.72%) Cloud Native
11 5 (0.72%) Fintech
11 5 (0.72%) Private Cloud
12 4 (0.57%) Public Cloud
12 4 (0.57%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 106 (15.19%) Windows
2 73 (10.46%) Linux
3 62 (8.88%) Unix
4 58 (8.31%) Windows Server
5 26 (3.72%) Windows Server 2008
6 24 (3.44%) Windows Server 2012
7 19 (2.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 13 (1.86%) Apple iOS
9 11 (1.58%) Windows 7
10 10 (1.43%) Solaris
11 8 (1.15%) Windows 10
12 7 (1.00%) Mac OS
13 6 (0.86%) Android
14 5 (0.72%) AIX
15 4 (0.57%) Windows Server 2003
16 3 (0.43%) Windows XP
17 1 (0.14%) Debian
17 1 (0.14%) Ubuntu
17 1 (0.14%) VMS
17 1 (0.14%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 188 (26.93%) Agile Software Development
2 109 (15.62%) Business Intelligence
3 89 (12.75%) Problem-Solving
4 78 (11.17%) Scrum
5 53 (7.59%) ETL
6 51 (7.31%) Test Automation
7 50 (7.16%) Continuous Integration
7 50 (7.16%) DevOps
8 47 (6.73%) SDLC
9 44 (6.30%) MVC
10 42 (6.02%) Software Engineering
10 42 (6.02%) Waterfall
11 39 (5.59%) Migration
12 38 (5.44%) Stakeholder Management
13 37 (5.30%) Analytics
14 34 (4.87%) Microservices
15 33 (4.73%) CRM
15 33 (4.73%) Data Modelling
15 33 (4.73%) Disaster Recovery
16 31 (4.44%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 161 (23.07%) C#
2 126 (18.05%) JavaScript
3 111 (15.90%) Java
4 72 (10.32%) PowerShell
5 69 (9.89%) T-SQL
6 57 (8.17%) Python
7 46 (6.59%) PL/SQL
8 27 (3.87%) VBA
9 22 (3.15%) PHP
10 21 (3.01%) Shell Script
11 16 (2.29%) C
12 13 (1.86%) PROC SQL
12 13 (1.86%) R
12 13 (1.86%) TypeScript
12 13 (1.86%) VB
13 12 (1.72%) Java 8
13 12 (1.72%) Perl
14 11 (1.58%) Bash Shell
15 10 (1.43%) C++
16 6 (0.86%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 136 (19.48%) Security Cleared
2 85 (12.18%) SC Cleared
3 39 (5.59%) DV Cleared
4 33 (4.73%) Degree
5 18 (2.58%) ISTQB
6 15 (2.15%) ISEB
6 15 (2.15%) Microsoft Certification
7 12 (1.72%) Computer Science Degree
8 11 (1.58%) BPSS Clearance
9 6 (0.86%) MCP
9 6 (0.86%) OCP
9 6 (0.86%) Oracle Certification
9 6 (0.86%) SAP Certification
10 5 (0.72%) APMP
10 5 (0.72%) DBS Check
10 5 (0.72%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 4 (0.57%) MCSA
12 3 (0.43%) CCNA
12 3 (0.43%) Cisco Certification
13 2 (0.29%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (3.01%) Data Quality
2 8 (1.15%) QA
2 8 (1.15%) SLA
3 3 (0.43%) CRD IV
3 3 (0.43%) IFRS
3 3 (0.43%) IFRS 9
4 2 (0.29%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.14%) EMIR
5 1 (0.14%) MiFID
5 1 (0.14%) PMO
System Software
1 48 (6.88%) Docker
2 31 (4.44%) Active Directory
3 19 (2.72%) VMware Infrastructure
4 16 (2.29%) Hyper-V
5 15 (2.15%) Oracle RAC
6 4 (0.57%) vSphere
6 4 (0.57%) XenApp
7 3 (0.43%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (0.43%) XenDesktop
8 2 (0.29%) Firmware
8 2 (0.29%) Forefront TMG
8 2 (0.29%) ISA Server
8 2 (0.29%) UAG
8 2 (0.29%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (0.29%) Virtual Servers
8 2 (0.29%) VMware NSX
8 2 (0.29%) Xen
8 2 (0.29%) XenServer
9 1 (0.14%) iptables
9 1 (0.14%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 38 (5.44%) Kubernetes
2 14 (2.01%) Ansible
2 14 (2.01%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
3 8 (1.15%) Terraform
4 7 (1.00%) HP Quality Center
4 7 (1.00%) Microsoft Intune
5 6 (0.86%) AirWatch
5 6 (0.86%) HP ALM
6 5 (0.72%) SCCM
7 3 (0.43%) Grafana
7 3 (0.43%) Kibana
8 2 (0.29%) Docker Swarm
8 2 (0.29%) McAfee ePO
8 2 (0.29%) Puppet
8 2 (0.29%) QRadar
8 2 (0.29%) vCenter Server
9 1 (0.14%) Data Guard
9 1 (0.14%) Hadoop YARN
9 1 (0.14%) Host Intrusion Detection System
9 1 (0.14%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 166 (23.78%) Microsoft
2 110 (15.76%) Oracle
3 41 (5.87%) VMware
4 32 (4.58%) SAP
5 31 (4.44%) Tableau
6 27 (3.87%) Teradata
7 23 (3.30%) HP
8 19 (2.72%) Dell
9 13 (1.86%) Cisco
9 13 (1.86%) Sybase
10 11 (1.58%) ServiceNow
11 9 (1.29%) IBM
12 8 (1.15%) Informatica
13 7 (1.00%) Atlassian
14 6 (0.86%) BMC
14 6 (0.86%) Citrix
14 6 (0.86%) McAfee
14 6 (0.86%) Remedy
15 5 (0.72%) Netezza
16 4 (0.57%) Google