Period
to 22 January 2020

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 22 January 2020 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
22 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 11 8 7
Rank change year-on-year -3 -1 -1
Contract jobs citing SQL 582 851 638
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 9.90% 13.28% 12.20%
As % of the Programming Languages category 24.59% 32.62% 31.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 362 578 404
South West median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% +10.34%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £249
90th Percentile £573 £550 £495
England median daily rate £450 £450 £438
% change year-on-year - +2.86% +9.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 21 14
South West median hourly rate £35.00 £42.00 £28.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.67% +46.09% -17.86%
10th Percentile £17.50 £18.59 £15.88
90th Percentile £46.00 £64.75 £46.00
England median hourly rate £31.75 £35.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year -9.29% +29.63% -20.59%

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 2,367 2,609 2,024
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 40.28% 40.72% 38.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,543 1,694 1,249
South West median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +9.59%
10th Percentile £313 £310 £275
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
England median daily rate £480 £480 £475
% change year-on-year - +1.05% +11.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 101 109 85
South West median hourly rate £45.00 £43.00 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.65% +10.26% -1.27%
10th Percentile £21.25 £26.25 £22.20
90th Percentile £53.75 £50.00 £48.00
England median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -

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 22 January 2020.

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 22 January 2020.

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 22 January 2020. 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 -4 216 £400 -5.88% 90
Wiltshire -6 161 £445 +4.71% 50
Somerset -2 75 £450 +12.50% 44
Devon -4 48 £370 +4.59% 42
Gloucestershire -21 39 £375 -16.67% 46
Dorset -10 17 £388 -13.89% 43
Cornwall +6 4 - - 3
SQL
England

For the 6 months to 22 January 2020, 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.

1 175 (30.07%) Agile Software Development
2 140 (24.05%) Business Intelligence
3 128 (21.99%) Azure
4 124 (21.31%) Security Cleared
5 123 (21.13%) SQL Server
6 116 (19.93%) .NET
7 111 (19.07%) Microsoft
8 109 (18.73%) C#
9 105 (18.04%) JavaScript
10 101 (17.35%) SC Cleared
11 96 (16.49%) Java
11 96 (16.49%) Oracle
12 91 (15.64%) Finance
13 84 (14.43%) Migration
14 76 (13.06%) Analytical Skills
15 74 (12.71%) Data Warehouse
16 72 (12.37%) Windows
17 71 (12.20%) ETL
18 67 (11.51%) T-SQL
18 67 (11.51%) Scrum
19 64 (11.00%) CSS
19 64 (11.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
20 62 (10.65%) HTML
21 59 (10.14%) Public Sector
22 55 (9.45%) XML
23 52 (8.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
24 50 (8.59%) Power Platform
24 50 (8.59%) Power BI
25 48 (8.25%) AWS
26 47 (8.08%) Test Automation

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 21 (3.61%) SharePoint
2 20 (3.44%) Confluence
2 20 (3.44%) R Markdown
3 19 (3.26%) Apache
4 15 (2.58%) Apache Spark
5 14 (2.41%) Tomcat
6 9 (1.55%) IIS
6 9 (1.55%) Skype for Business
7 7 (1.20%) Elasticsearch
7 7 (1.20%) MS Exchange
8 5 (0.86%) Exchange Server 2010
8 5 (0.86%) WordPress
9 4 (0.69%) SAS
10 3 (0.52%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 3 (0.52%) Oracle Workflow
10 3 (0.52%) SharePoint Server
10 3 (0.52%) Umbraco
10 3 (0.52%) WebLogic
11 2 (0.34%) Moodle
11 2 (0.34%) WebSphere
Applications
1 23 (3.95%) Microsoft Excel
2 17 (2.92%) Microsoft Office
3 7 (1.20%) MS Visio
4 6 (1.03%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (1.20%) BASE24
1 7 (1.20%) PeopleSoft HCM
2 5 (0.86%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.52%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (0.52%) Oracle EBS R12
3 3 (0.52%) SAP ERP
4 2 (0.34%) Adobe Campaign
4 2 (0.34%) NetSuite
4 2 (0.34%) SAP S/4HANA
5 1 (0.17%) Cognos Planning
5 1 (0.17%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.17%) Magento
5 1 (0.17%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.17%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.17%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 128 (21.99%) Azure
2 50 (8.59%) Power Platform
3 48 (8.25%) AWS
4 21 (3.61%) Office 365
5 19 (3.26%) Azure Data Factory
6 15 (2.58%) PaaS
7 13 (2.23%) SaaS
8 9 (1.55%) GitHub
9 6 (1.03%) Amazon EC2
9 6 (1.03%) Dynamics 365
9 6 (1.03%) GCP
9 6 (1.03%) Serverless
10 4 (0.69%) Amazon S3
10 4 (0.69%) Azure Active Directory
10 4 (0.69%) Azure Functions
11 3 (0.52%) NuGet
11 3 (0.52%) PowerApps
12 2 (0.34%) AWS Step Functions
12 2 (0.34%) Microsoft Flow
12 2 (0.34%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 29 (4.98%) DNS
2 28 (4.81%) DHCP
3 20 (3.44%) Skype
4 19 (3.26%) Firewall
5 13 (2.23%) FTP
6 7 (1.20%) HTTP
6 7 (1.20%) TCP/IP
7 5 (0.86%) NetScaler
8 4 (0.69%) Intranet
9 2 (0.34%) Internet
9 2 (0.34%) LAN
9 2 (0.34%) SSL
10 1 (0.17%) 3G
10 1 (0.17%) BIG-IP
10 1 (0.17%) LTE
10 1 (0.17%) SAN
10 1 (0.17%) UMTS
10 1 (0.17%) VPN
10 1 (0.17%) WAN
10 1 (0.17%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 123 (21.13%) SQL Server
2 74 (12.71%) Data Warehouse
3 64 (11.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 52 (8.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 50 (8.59%) Power BI
6 32 (5.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 29 (4.98%) PostgreSQL
8 27 (4.64%) Big Data
8 27 (4.64%) DB2
9 26 (4.47%) Relational Database
10 23 (3.95%) Oracle Database
11 17 (2.92%) DataStage
11 17 (2.92%) Hadoop
11 17 (2.92%) MySQL
11 17 (2.92%) Oracle BI Publisher
12 15 (2.58%) RDBMS
13 14 (2.41%) QualityStage
14 13 (2.23%) Informix
14 13 (2.23%) MS Access
14 13 (2.23%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 45 (7.73%) Git (software)
2 41 (7.04%) JIRA
3 38 (6.53%) Jenkins
4 31 (5.33%) Selenium
5 23 (3.95%) Visual Studio Team System
6 22 (3.78%) Maven
7 20 (3.44%) IBM UrbanCode
8 16 (2.75%) Cucumber
9 15 (2.58%) Bitbucket
10 13 (2.23%) Team Foundation Server
11 12 (2.06%) Sonatype Nexus
11 12 (2.06%) Visual Studio
12 10 (1.72%) GitLab
13 8 (1.37%) Postman
14 7 (1.20%) HP UFT
14 7 (1.20%) JUnit
14 7 (1.20%) SpecFlow
15 6 (1.03%) Eclipse
15 6 (1.03%) Mockito
16 5 (0.86%) Rational DOORS
General
1 91 (15.64%) Finance
2 59 (10.14%) Public Sector
3 22 (3.78%) Marketing
4 21 (3.61%) Manufacturing
5 19 (3.26%) Telecoms
6 16 (2.75%) Electronics
7 15 (2.58%) Banking
8 7 (1.20%) Law
9 4 (0.69%) Retail
10 2 (0.34%) Automotive
10 2 (0.34%) Billing
10 2 (0.34%) Military
11 1 (0.17%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.17%) Corporate Banking
11 1 (0.17%) Front Office
11 1 (0.17%) Games
11 1 (0.17%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.17%) Legal
11 1 (0.17%) Local Government
11 1 (0.17%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 275 (47.25%) Developer
2 89 (15.29%) Analyst
3 58 (9.97%) SQL Developer
4 44 (7.56%) Data Analyst
5 40 (6.87%) .NET Developer
6 30 (5.15%) Data Engineer
7 27 (4.64%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 24 (4.12%) Consultant
8 24 (4.12%) Java Developer
9 22 (3.78%) C# Developer
9 22 (3.78%) Software Developer
10 21 (3.61%) ETL Developer
11 20 (3.44%) Architect
12 19 (3.26%) DBA
12 19 (3.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 16 (2.75%) R Developer
14 15 (2.58%) SQL DBA
14 15 (2.58%) Test Analyst
15 14 (2.41%) Senior Developer
15 14 (2.41%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 116 (19.93%) .NET
2 64 (11.00%) CSS
3 62 (10.65%) HTML
4 55 (9.45%) XML
5 46 (7.90%) Web Services
6 38 (6.53%) .NET Core
7 32 (5.50%) ASP.NET
8 28 (4.81%) REST
9 25 (4.30%) RESTful
9 25 (4.30%) Spring
10 21 (3.61%) Kafka
11 19 (3.26%) JSON
11 19 (3.26%) React
12 18 (3.09%) Redux
12 18 (3.09%) Sass
13 16 (2.75%) AngularJS
13 16 (2.75%) Middleware
13 16 (2.75%) SOAP
14 13 (2.23%) Hibernate
15 12 (2.06%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 76 (13.06%) Analytical Skills
2 25 (4.30%) Management Information System
3 15 (2.58%) PKI
3 15 (2.58%) Self-Motivation
4 12 (2.06%) Enterprise Software
4 12 (2.06%) Greenfield Project
4 12 (2.06%) Private Cloud
5 10 (1.72%) Mainframe
6 9 (1.55%) Data Structures
7 7 (1.20%) Mobile App
7 7 (1.20%) Replication
7 7 (1.20%) Tandem
8 6 (1.03%) SWIFT
9 5 (0.86%) Algorithms
9 5 (0.86%) Data Centre
9 5 (0.86%) Public Cloud
9 5 (0.86%) User Experience
9 5 (0.86%) Virtual Team
10 4 (0.69%) Graphic Design
10 4 (0.69%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 72 (12.37%) Windows
2 42 (7.22%) Linux
3 34 (5.84%) Windows Server
4 23 (3.95%) Windows Server 2012
5 16 (2.75%) Windows Server 2008
6 13 (2.23%) Unix
7 6 (1.03%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (1.03%) Windows XP
8 4 (0.69%) Solaris
8 4 (0.69%) Windows 10
9 3 (0.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.17%) AIX
10 1 (0.17%) Android
10 1 (0.17%) CentOS
10 1 (0.17%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.17%) VMS
10 1 (0.17%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.17%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 175 (30.07%) Agile Software Development
2 140 (24.05%) Business Intelligence
3 84 (14.43%) Migration
4 71 (12.20%) ETL
5 67 (11.51%) Scrum
6 47 (8.08%) Test Automation
7 46 (7.90%) DevOps
8 44 (7.56%) Data Modelling
9 41 (7.04%) Data Migration
10 39 (6.70%) ITIL
11 36 (6.19%) Continuous Integration
12 35 (6.01%) MVC
13 33 (5.67%) Problem-Solving
13 33 (5.67%) SDLC
14 32 (5.50%) Analytics
15 30 (5.15%) Software Engineering
16 29 (4.98%) BDD
16 29 (4.98%) Data Analysis
16 29 (4.98%) Microservices
17 28 (4.81%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 109 (18.73%) C#
2 105 (18.04%) JavaScript
3 96 (16.49%) Java
4 67 (11.51%) T-SQL
5 39 (6.70%) PowerShell
6 31 (5.33%) PL/SQL
6 31 (5.33%) Python
7 24 (4.12%) R
8 23 (3.95%) TypeScript
9 19 (3.26%) C
9 19 (3.26%) VBA
10 13 (2.23%) C++
11 12 (2.06%) Scala
12 11 (1.89%) Bash Shell
13 9 (1.55%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
13 9 (1.55%) VB
14 8 (1.37%) Shell Script
15 7 (1.20%) Java 8
15 7 (1.20%) Ruby
16 6 (1.03%) PHP
Qualifications
1 124 (21.31%) Security Cleared
2 101 (17.35%) SC Cleared
3 30 (5.15%) Degree
4 22 (3.78%) DV Cleared
5 15 (2.58%) DBS Check
6 12 (2.06%) Computer Science Degree
7 8 (1.37%) ISEB
7 8 (1.37%) Microsoft Certification
8 5 (0.86%) CCENT
9 4 (0.69%) BPSS Clearance
9 4 (0.69%) HND
9 4 (0.69%) ISTQB
10 3 (0.52%) BC Cleared
11 2 (0.34%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 2 (0.34%) MCP
11 2 (0.34%) OCP
11 2 (0.34%) Oracle Certification
11 2 (0.34%) PMI Certification
11 2 (0.34%) Postgraduate
11 2 (0.34%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (5.67%) Data Quality
2 21 (3.61%) QA
3 3 (0.52%) NCSC
4 2 (0.34%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (0.34%) GDPR
4 2 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.34%) SLA
5 1 (0.17%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 41 (7.04%) Active Directory
2 30 (5.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 26 (4.47%) Docker
4 15 (2.58%) vSphere
5 11 (1.89%) HDFS
5 11 (1.89%) Virtual Machines
6 10 (1.72%) XenApp
7 9 (1.55%) Hyper-V
7 9 (1.55%) XenDesktop
8 5 (0.86%) Virtual Servers
8 5 (0.86%) VMware NSX
9 4 (0.69%) Citrix Hypervisor
9 4 (0.69%) VMware ESXi
9 4 (0.69%) Xen
10 1 (0.17%) Firmware
10 1 (0.17%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.17%) Oracle RAC
10 1 (0.17%) Virtual Desktop
10 1 (0.17%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 15 (2.58%) SCOM
2 13 (2.23%) SCCM
3 12 (2.06%) Hadoop YARN
4 9 (1.55%) Kubernetes
5 8 (1.37%) SCVMM
6 7 (1.20%) WSUS
7 5 (0.86%) NetIQ Identity Manager
7 5 (0.86%) Oracle Identity Manager
8 4 (0.69%) Ansible
8 4 (0.69%) HP ALM
8 4 (0.69%) Kibana
8 4 (0.69%) McAfee ePO
8 4 (0.69%) ThinApp
9 3 (0.52%) Nagios
9 3 (0.52%) Puppet
9 3 (0.52%) vCenter Server
10 2 (0.34%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
10 2 (0.34%) HP Quality Center
10 2 (0.34%) Oracle RMAN
10 2 (0.34%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 111 (19.07%) Microsoft
2 96 (16.49%) Oracle
3 41 (7.04%) VMware
4 32 (5.50%) SAP
5 28 (4.81%) Citrix
6 25 (4.30%) Tableau
7 23 (3.95%) IBM
8 18 (3.09%) HP
9 17 (2.92%) Teradata
10 11 (1.89%) Databricks
11 9 (1.55%) Hortonworks
11 9 (1.55%) McAfee
11 9 (1.55%) PeopleSoft
12 7 (1.20%) AppDynamics
12 7 (1.20%) Dynatrace
13 5 (0.86%) Adobe
13 5 (0.86%) Alteryx
13 5 (0.86%) Cisco
13 5 (0.86%) ForgeRock
13 5 (0.86%) Talend