Period
to 23 October 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 23 October 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
23 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 7 7 6
Rank change year-on-year 0 -1 0
Contract jobs citing SQL 798 670 852
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 13.06% 12.12% 14.71%
As % of the Programming Languages category 32.76% 32.45% 35.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 541 421 608
South West median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% -
10th Percentile £273 £250 £261
90th Percentile £538 £475 £494
England median daily rate £450 £430 £400
% change year-on-year +4.65% +7.50% +1.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 28 35
South West median hourly rate £40.00 £39.50 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.27% +21.54% -8.45%
10th Percentile £32.17 £16.75 £16.25
90th Percentile £69.00 £58.75 £47.20
England median hourly rate £29.15 £28.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year +4.11% -3.45% +10.48%

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 2,436 2,065 2,370
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 39.88% 37.34% 40.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,511 1,258 1,532
South West median daily rate £425 £375 £359
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% +4.53% -3.82%
10th Percentile £294 £270 £263
90th Percentile £563 £500 £506
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 108 108 151
South West median hourly rate £42.25 £41.15 £39.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.67% +4.18% +0.64%
10th Percentile £26.60 £20.43 £21.93
90th Percentile £48.75 £50.25 £51.00
England median hourly rate £42.27 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +5.66% +6.67% +1.35%

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 October 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 23 October 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 23 October 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 0 261 £400 - 148
Wiltshire +1 141 £425 +13.33% 53
Somerset +4 127 £385 +6.21% 48
Gloucestershire 0 122 £450 +18.03% 48
Devon +9 85 £325 -12.16% 48
Dorset -4 35 £395 +5.33% 61
Cornwall -7 3 £500 +177.78% 19
Avon - 1 £400 -
SQL
England

For the 6 months to 23 October 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.

1 307 (38.47%) SQL Server
2 228 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
3 217 (27.19%) .NET
4 215 (26.94%) C#
5 213 (26.69%) Finance
6 182 (22.81%) JavaScript
7 162 (20.30%) Oracle
7 162 (20.30%) Microsoft
8 145 (18.17%) T-SQL
9 129 (16.17%) Business Intelligence
10 121 (15.16%) HTML
11 113 (14.16%) CSS
12 112 (14.04%) Data Warehouse
13 109 (13.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 108 (13.53%) Analytical Skills
15 104 (13.03%) ASP.NET
16 103 (12.91%) Scrum
17 102 (12.78%) Test Automation
18 99 (12.41%) Windows
19 94 (11.78%) Microsoft Azure
20 90 (11.28%) Java
21 87 (10.90%) Git (software)
22 86 (10.78%) MVC
23 81 (10.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
24 78 (9.77%) ETL
25 77 (9.65%) Problem-Solving
26 72 (9.02%) Linux
26 72 (9.02%) .NET Framework
26 72 (9.02%) PowerShell
27 69 (8.65%) Security Cleared

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 37 (4.64%) IIS
2 26 (3.26%) SAS
3 21 (2.63%) Apache Spark
4 16 (2.01%) Confluence
4 16 (2.01%) SharePoint
5 13 (1.63%) Umbraco
6 12 (1.50%) Apache
7 10 (1.25%) Elasticsearch
8 9 (1.13%) CMS
8 9 (1.13%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 9 (1.13%) Tomcat
9 5 (0.63%) Apache Solr
9 5 (0.63%) BizTalk Server
9 5 (0.63%) ColdFusion
9 5 (0.63%) WebLogic
9 5 (0.63%) WebSphere
10 4 (0.50%) CICS
10 4 (0.50%) MS Exchange
10 4 (0.50%) Oracle Workflow
11 3 (0.38%) Drupal
Applications
1 53 (6.64%) Microsoft Excel
2 25 (3.13%) Microsoft Office
3 7 (0.88%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.63%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.25%) SPSS
6 1 (0.13%) GNU Octave
6 1 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 31 (3.88%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.75%) Oracle EBS
3 4 (0.50%) Oracle EBS R12
3 4 (0.50%) Oracle Payables
3 4 (0.50%) Oracle Receivables
4 3 (0.38%) Unit4 Business World
5 2 (0.25%) Magento
5 2 (0.25%) Sage 200
5 2 (0.25%) StreamServe
5 2 (0.25%) Visualfiles
6 1 (0.13%) Actimize
6 1 (0.13%) Elite 3E
6 1 (0.13%) Endur
6 1 (0.13%) Findur
6 1 (0.13%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (0.13%) R3 Corda
6 1 (0.13%) Sage CRM
Cloud Services
1 94 (11.78%) Microsoft Azure
2 42 (5.26%) Amazon AWS
3 16 (2.01%) npm
4 15 (1.88%) NuGet
5 12 (1.50%) PaaS
6 10 (1.25%) IaaS
6 10 (1.25%) Office 365
7 9 (1.13%) Amazon S3
7 9 (1.13%) AWS CloudFormation
8 7 (0.88%) Amazon EC2
9 6 (0.75%) Dynamics 365
9 6 (0.75%) SaaS
9 6 (0.75%) Serverless
9 6 (0.75%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 5 (0.63%) Apigee
11 4 (0.50%) AWS Lambda
11 4 (0.50%) Azure Active Directory
12 3 (0.38%) Azure Data Factory
12 3 (0.38%) GitHub
12 3 (0.38%) iPaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (2.01%) HTTP
2 12 (1.50%) SAN
3 9 (1.13%) Firewall
3 9 (1.13%) Internet
4 6 (0.75%) DNS
5 5 (0.63%) LAN
5 5 (0.63%) NAS
5 5 (0.63%) SMS
5 5 (0.63%) TCP/IP
6 4 (0.50%) Intranet
7 2 (0.25%) DHCP
7 2 (0.25%) Extranet
7 2 (0.25%) VPN
7 2 (0.25%) WAN
7 2 (0.25%) Wireless
8 1 (0.13%) Bluetooth
8 1 (0.13%) DMZ
8 1 (0.13%) Intrusion Detection
8 1 (0.13%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (0.13%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 307 (38.47%) SQL Server
2 112 (14.04%) Data Warehouse
3 109 (13.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 81 (10.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 56 (7.02%) Power BI
6 51 (6.39%) Relational Database
7 44 (5.51%) Big Data
8 43 (5.39%) MySQL
9 36 (4.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 31 (3.88%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
11 30 (3.76%) SQL Server 2008
12 27 (3.38%) Apache Hive
12 27 (3.38%) RDBMS
13 26 (3.26%) OLAP
13 26 (3.26%) Star Schema
14 25 (3.13%) PostgreSQL
15 24 (3.01%) Oracle Database
15 24 (3.01%) SQL Server 2016
16 23 (2.88%) Azure SQL Database
17 22 (2.76%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 87 (10.90%) Git (software)
2 63 (7.89%) Team Foundation Server
3 52 (6.52%) Selenium
4 46 (5.76%) Jenkins
5 42 (5.26%) JIRA
6 41 (5.14%) Visual Studio
7 36 (4.51%) SpecFlow
8 27 (3.38%) Cucumber
9 26 (3.26%) NUnit
10 24 (3.01%) JUnit
11 22 (2.76%) Visual Studio Team System
12 16 (2.01%) Eclipse
13 15 (1.88%) Maven
14 14 (1.75%) XMLUnit
15 13 (1.63%) ERwin
15 13 (1.63%) Moq
15 13 (1.63%) TeamCity
15 13 (1.63%) xUnit.net
16 10 (1.25%) JMeter
17 8 (1.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 213 (26.69%) Finance
2 47 (5.89%) Banking
3 43 (5.39%) Telecoms
4 38 (4.76%) Manufacturing
5 34 (4.26%) Marketing
6 31 (3.88%) Electronics
7 13 (1.63%) Advertising
8 12 (1.50%) Legal
9 8 (1.00%) Back Office
9 8 (1.00%) Retail
10 7 (0.88%) Financial Institution
11 5 (0.63%) Aerospace
11 5 (0.63%) Corporate Banking
11 5 (0.63%) Games
11 5 (0.63%) Law
11 5 (0.63%) Retail Banking
12 4 (0.50%) General Ledger
12 4 (0.50%) Military
13 2 (0.25%) Automotive
13 2 (0.25%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 407 (51.00%) Developer
2 127 (15.91%) Analyst
3 89 (11.15%) .NET Developer
4 69 (8.65%) SQL Developer
5 48 (6.02%) Java Developer
6 43 (5.39%) Data Analyst
6 43 (5.39%) DBA
7 39 (4.89%) C# Developer
8 37 (4.64%) Test Analyst
9 35 (4.39%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 32 (4.01%) SQL DBA
11 30 (3.76%) Consultant
12 28 (3.51%) Architect
13 27 (3.38%) Administrator
14 25 (3.13%) Microsoft Developer
15 24 (3.01%) Senior Developer
16 23 (2.88%) Data Engineer
17 22 (2.76%) CRM Developer
18 21 (2.63%) C# .NET Developer
18 21 (2.63%) Hadoop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 217 (27.19%) .NET
2 121 (15.16%) HTML
3 113 (14.16%) CSS
4 104 (13.03%) ASP.NET
5 72 (9.02%) .NET Framework
6 61 (7.64%) Node.js
7 57 (7.14%) Web Services
8 56 (7.02%) XML
9 54 (6.77%) ASP.NET Web API
10 48 (6.02%) jQuery
11 42 (5.26%) REST
12 37 (4.64%) HTML5
13 35 (4.39%) Entity Framework
14 34 (4.26%) AngularJS
15 31 (3.88%) JSON
16 28 (3.51%) WCF
17 24 (3.01%) J2EE
18 23 (2.88%) Redux
18 23 (2.88%) SOAP
18 23 (2.88%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 108 (13.53%) Analytical Skills
2 46 (5.76%) Self-Motivation
3 34 (4.26%) Greenfield Project
4 14 (1.75%) Management Information System
5 12 (1.50%) Computer Science
5 12 (1.50%) Digital Media
6 10 (1.25%) Data Structures
6 10 (1.25%) Mainframe
7 7 (0.88%) Data Centre
7 7 (0.88%) Fintech
7 7 (0.88%) Hybrid Cloud
8 5 (0.63%) Cloud Native
8 5 (0.63%) NHS
8 5 (0.63%) User Experience
8 5 (0.63%) Wiki
9 4 (0.50%) Mobile App
9 4 (0.50%) PKI
9 4 (0.50%) Replication
10 3 (0.38%) Clustering
10 3 (0.38%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 99 (12.41%) Windows
2 72 (9.02%) Linux
3 65 (8.15%) Unix
4 56 (7.02%) Windows Server
5 18 (2.26%) Windows Server 2008
6 12 (1.50%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (0.88%) Windows Server 2003
8 6 (0.75%) Android
8 6 (0.75%) Apple iOS
8 6 (0.75%) Solaris
9 5 (0.63%) Windows 10
10 4 (0.50%) zOS
11 2 (0.25%) Windows 7
11 2 (0.25%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.13%) CentOS
12 1 (0.13%) Data ONTAP
12 1 (0.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.13%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 228 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
2 129 (16.17%) Business Intelligence
3 103 (12.91%) Scrum
4 102 (12.78%) Test Automation
5 86 (10.78%) MVC
6 78 (9.77%) ETL
7 77 (9.65%) Problem-Solving
8 69 (8.65%) Data Modelling
9 55 (6.89%) Data Analysis
10 49 (6.14%) DevOps
11 45 (5.64%) Continuous Integration
11 45 (5.64%) Migration
12 43 (5.39%) Analytics
12 43 (5.39%) Unit Testing
13 42 (5.26%) Microservices
14 41 (5.14%) SDLC
15 40 (5.01%) OO
16 38 (4.76%) TDD
17 36 (4.51%) CRM
18 35 (4.39%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 215 (26.94%) C#
2 182 (22.81%) JavaScript
3 145 (18.17%) T-SQL
4 90 (11.28%) Java
5 72 (9.02%) PowerShell
6 66 (8.27%) PL/SQL
7 52 (6.52%) Python
8 40 (5.01%) PHP
9 30 (3.76%) Shell Script
10 24 (3.01%) VBA
11 18 (2.26%) Bash Shell
12 17 (2.13%) VB.NET
13 12 (1.50%) R
14 10 (1.25%) C
14 10 (1.25%) C++
14 10 (1.25%) TypeScript
14 10 (1.25%) VB
15 9 (1.13%) SAS Macro
16 6 (0.75%) COBOL
16 6 (0.75%) Korn
Qualifications
1 69 (8.65%) Security Cleared
2 45 (5.64%) SC Cleared
3 36 (4.51%) Degree
4 18 (2.26%) DV Cleared
5 17 (2.13%) ISTQB
6 11 (1.38%) Computer Science Degree
7 10 (1.25%) ISEB
8 7 (0.88%) AWS Certification
8 7 (0.88%) Microsoft Certification
9 5 (0.63%) BPSS Clearance
9 5 (0.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 4 (0.50%) MCSA
11 3 (0.38%) DBS Check
12 2 (0.25%) CCNA
12 2 (0.25%) Cisco Certification
12 2 (0.25%) HND
12 2 (0.25%) Numerate Degree
13 1 (0.13%) HNC
13 1 (0.13%) Master's Degree
13 1 (0.13%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (5.01%) Data Quality
2 20 (2.51%) QA
3 3 (0.38%) SLA
4 1 (0.13%) GDPR
4 1 (0.13%) IFRS
4 1 (0.13%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.13%) PMO
4 1 (0.13%) RMADS
4 1 (0.13%) Solvency II
System Software
1 32 (4.01%) Active Directory
1 32 (4.01%) Docker
2 7 (0.88%) Hyper-V
3 4 (0.50%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (0.38%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (0.25%) ISA Server
5 2 (0.25%) vSphere
5 2 (0.25%) Xen
6 1 (0.13%) NFS
6 1 (0.13%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.13%) XenApp
6 1 (0.13%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 21 (2.63%) Oozie
2 16 (2.01%) Kubernetes
3 13 (1.63%) Ansible
4 12 (1.50%) SCCM
5 11 (1.38%) Puppet
6 10 (1.25%) Opscode Chef
7 9 (1.13%) Amdocs OSS
8 8 (1.00%) SCOM
9 6 (0.75%) Oracle RMAN
10 4 (0.50%) Data Guard
10 4 (0.50%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
10 4 (0.50%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 4 (0.50%) Terraform
11 3 (0.38%) HP Quality Center
11 3 (0.38%) NetBackup
11 3 (0.38%) WSUS
12 2 (0.25%) Netcool
12 2 (0.25%) OpenView Configuration Management
12 2 (0.25%) Unicenter
12 2 (0.25%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 162 (20.30%) Microsoft
1 162 (20.30%) Oracle
2 45 (5.64%) Teradata
3 43 (5.39%) SAP
4 25 (3.13%) Tableau
5 22 (2.76%) VMware
6 15 (1.88%) IBM
7 10 (1.25%) DataFlux
8 9 (1.13%) Cramer
8 9 (1.13%) Talend
9 7 (0.88%) Cadence
9 7 (0.88%) MicroStrategy
9 7 (0.88%) Netezza
10 6 (0.75%) Google
11 5 (0.63%) Cisco
11 5 (0.63%) Citrix
11 5 (0.63%) NetApp
12 4 (0.50%) Adobe
12 4 (0.50%) PeopleSoft
12 4 (0.50%) Unisys