Period
to 24 February 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 24 February 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
24 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 7 7 6
Rank change year-on-year 0 -1 -1
Contract jobs citing SQL 621 754 943
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 12.00% 13.73% 15.24%
As % of the Programming Languages category 31.13% 33.66% 39.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 405 539 718
South West median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - -
10th Percentile £225 £263 £263
90th Percentile £495 £500 £488
England median daily rate £438 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +9.38% - +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 46 24
South West median hourly rate £35.00 £38.00 £42.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.89% -10.85% +49.56%
10th Percentile £23.10 £18.00 £11.55
90th Percentile £57.63 £48.75 £46.35
England median hourly rate £27.50 £34.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year -19.12% +4.62% +18.18%

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 1,995 2,240 2,409
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 38.57% 40.78% 38.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,237 1,444 1,551
South West median daily rate £400 £375 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +1.35% -1.33%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £263
90th Percentile £555 £525 £488
England median daily rate £475 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +11.76% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 81 170 169
South West median hourly rate £38.50 £40.00 £41.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.75% -4.31% +16.11%
10th Percentile £22.50 £21.99 £25.50
90th Percentile £48.00 £50.39 £52.25
England median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +11.94%

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 24 February 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 24 February 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 24 February 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 +5 240 £395 +12.86% 129
Wiltshire 0 117 £402 - 30
Gloucestershire -1 66 £425 +13.33% 61
Dorset +1 59 £400 +14.29% 51
Devon -5 55 £400 +7.38% 37
Somerset -5 53 £350 - 29
Cornwall -8 3 £488 +50.00% 5
SQL
England

For the 6 months to 24 February 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.

1 183 (29.47%) Agile Software Development
2 155 (24.96%) SQL Server
3 151 (24.32%) .NET
4 138 (22.22%) Finance
5 126 (20.29%) C#
6 125 (20.13%) Business Intelligence
7 114 (18.36%) Oracle
8 110 (17.71%) HTML
9 105 (16.91%) Microsoft
10 104 (16.75%) JavaScript
11 101 (16.26%) Java
12 99 (15.94%) Data Warehouse
13 96 (15.46%) CSS
14 92 (14.81%) MVC
15 86 (13.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 81 (13.04%) Analytical Skills
17 80 (12.88%) Windows
18 79 (12.72%) ETL
19 74 (11.92%) PL/SQL
20 69 (11.11%) XML
21 65 (10.47%) Git (software)
22 62 (9.98%) Linux
22 62 (9.98%) Banking
23 60 (9.66%) JIRA
24 59 (9.50%) Web Services
24 59 (9.50%) Migration
24 59 (9.50%) Relational Database
25 57 (9.18%) ASP.NET
26 54 (8.70%) Unix
27 53 (8.53%) T-SQL

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 31 (4.99%) IIS
2 30 (4.83%) SAS
3 16 (2.58%) Confluence
4 15 (2.42%) Apache
4 15 (2.42%) SharePoint
5 12 (1.93%) CMS
5 12 (1.93%) Oracle Workflow
6 9 (1.45%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 9 (1.45%) Tomcat
6 9 (1.45%) WebSphere
7 7 (1.13%) MS Exchange
7 7 (1.13%) Umbraco
8 6 (0.97%) Apache Solr
9 5 (0.81%) Apache Spark
10 4 (0.64%) Sitecore CMS
10 4 (0.64%) Skype for Business
11 3 (0.48%) Elasticsearch
11 3 (0.48%) Liferay
11 3 (0.48%) SharePoint Server
11 3 (0.48%) WebLogic
Applications
1 39 (6.28%) Microsoft Excel
2 22 (3.54%) Microsoft Office
3 10 (1.61%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (0.97%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.64%) SPSS
6 1 (0.16%) Chatbot
6 1 (0.16%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.16%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 19 (3.06%) Oracle EBS
2 17 (2.74%) Oracle EBS R12
3 8 (1.29%) Oracle Payroll
4 7 (1.13%) Oracle Payables
4 7 (1.13%) Oracle Receivables
5 6 (0.97%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 4 (0.64%) Oracle Assets
6 4 (0.64%) Oracle Cash Management
6 4 (0.64%) Oracle Internet Expenses
6 4 (0.64%) Oracle iProcurement
7 2 (0.32%) Cognos TM1
7 2 (0.32%) Oracle General Ledger
7 2 (0.32%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 2 (0.32%) SAP Business One
7 2 (0.32%) VisionPLUS
8 1 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
8 1 (0.16%) Dynamics NAV
8 1 (0.16%) NetSuite
8 1 (0.16%) Remedy ITSM
8 1 (0.16%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 53 (8.53%) Microsoft Azure
2 19 (3.06%) Amazon AWS
3 14 (2.25%) Office 365
4 11 (1.77%) GitHub
5 4 (0.64%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (0.48%) IaaS
7 2 (0.32%) Google Cloud Platform
7 2 (0.32%) npm
7 2 (0.32%) PaaS
7 2 (0.32%) SaaS
8 1 (0.16%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.16%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.16%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8 1 (0.16%) AWS Lambda
8 1 (0.16%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.16%) FinancialForce
8 1 (0.16%) Google App Engine
8 1 (0.16%) Route 53
8 1 (0.16%) Sage Pay
8 1 (0.16%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 14 (2.25%) HTTP
2 13 (2.09%) DNS
3 11 (1.77%) Firewall
4 9 (1.45%) SAN
5 7 (1.13%) Internet
6 6 (0.97%) DHCP
6 6 (0.97%) SMS
7 5 (0.81%) TCP/IP
8 4 (0.64%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 4 (0.64%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 4 (0.64%) SSL
9 3 (0.48%) Network Security
9 3 (0.48%) Skype
10 2 (0.32%) Intranet
10 2 (0.32%) Intrusion Detection
10 2 (0.32%) Kerberos
10 2 (0.32%) LAN
10 2 (0.32%) VLAN
10 2 (0.32%) VoIP
10 2 (0.32%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 155 (24.96%) SQL Server
2 99 (15.94%) Data Warehouse
3 86 (13.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 59 (9.50%) Relational Database
5 50 (8.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 37 (5.96%) Power BI
7 33 (5.31%) SQL Server 2008
8 30 (4.83%) NoSQL
9 29 (4.67%) BusinessObjects
10 26 (4.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 25 (4.03%) MySQL
12 23 (3.70%) MongoDB
13 21 (3.38%) RDBMS
14 20 (3.22%) SQL Server 2016
15 19 (3.06%) SQL Server 2012
16 18 (2.90%) PostgreSQL
17 16 (2.58%) Ingres
18 15 (2.42%) Oracle Database
19 14 (2.25%) DB2
19 14 (2.25%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 65 (10.47%) Git (software)
2 60 (9.66%) JIRA
3 49 (7.89%) Jenkins
4 34 (5.48%) Visual Studio
5 24 (3.86%) Maven
5 24 (3.86%) Team Foundation Server
6 23 (3.70%) Selenium
7 21 (3.38%) Ant
8 20 (3.22%) Eclipse
9 16 (2.58%) NUnit
10 15 (2.42%) Cucumber
11 14 (2.25%) JUnit
12 11 (1.77%) HP UFT
12 11 (1.77%) Subversion
12 11 (1.77%) TeamCity
13 10 (1.61%) Bitbucket
14 9 (1.45%) Artifactory
14 9 (1.45%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 8 (1.29%) SoapUI
16 6 (0.97%) SonarQube
General
1 138 (22.22%) Finance
2 62 (9.98%) Banking
3 18 (2.90%) Marketing
4 12 (1.93%) Manufacturing
5 11 (1.77%) Retail
5 11 (1.77%) Telecoms
6 8 (1.29%) Law
7 7 (1.13%) General Ledger
7 7 (1.13%) Investment Banking
8 6 (0.97%) Electronics
9 4 (0.64%) Advertising
9 4 (0.64%) Corporate Banking
10 3 (0.48%) Back Office
10 3 (0.48%) Financial Institution
10 3 (0.48%) Legal
10 3 (0.48%) Retail Banking
11 2 (0.32%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.16%) Automotive
12 1 (0.16%) Billing
12 1 (0.16%) Military
Job Titles
1 318 (51.21%) Developer
2 121 (19.48%) Analyst
3 56 (9.02%) .NET Developer
4 45 (7.25%) SQL Developer
5 37 (5.96%) Java Developer
6 35 (5.64%) Data Analyst
7 34 (5.48%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 25 (4.03%) Applications Support
8 25 (4.03%) DBA
8 25 (4.03%) Oracle Developer
9 24 (3.86%) Architect
10 23 (3.70%) Consultant
10 23 (3.70%) SQL DBA
11 21 (3.38%) Full Stack Developer
11 21 (3.38%) Software Developer
11 21 (3.38%) SQL Analyst
12 19 (3.06%) Business Intelligence Analyst
12 19 (3.06%) Test Analyst
13 16 (2.58%) SSIS Developer
14 14 (2.25%) Data Warehouse Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 151 (24.32%) .NET
2 110 (17.71%) HTML
3 96 (15.46%) CSS
4 69 (11.11%) XML
5 59 (9.50%) Web Services
6 57 (9.18%) ASP.NET
7 48 (7.73%) jQuery
8 47 (7.57%) REST
9 43 (6.92%) AngularJS
10 41 (6.60%) SOAP
11 35 (5.64%) Spring
12 32 (5.15%) .NET Framework
12 32 (5.15%) HTML5
13 28 (4.51%) ASP.NET Web API
14 22 (3.54%) ASP.NET MVC
14 22 (3.54%) Hibernate
14 22 (3.54%) WCF
15 21 (3.38%) JSON
16 20 (3.22%) RESTful
17 19 (3.06%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 81 (13.04%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (2.74%) Management Information System
3 16 (2.58%) User Experience
4 15 (2.42%) Computer Science
5 13 (2.09%) Enterprise Software
6 12 (1.93%) Data Structures
7 11 (1.77%) Replication
8 9 (1.45%) Greenfield Project
8 9 (1.45%) Mobile App
8 9 (1.45%) Virtual Team
9 7 (1.13%) Social Media
10 5 (0.81%) Algorithms
11 4 (0.64%) NHS
11 4 (0.64%) N-Tier
11 4 (0.64%) PKI
12 3 (0.48%) Clustering
12 3 (0.48%) Data Centre
12 3 (0.48%) Private Cloud
12 3 (0.48%) SWIFT
12 3 (0.48%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 80 (12.88%) Windows
2 62 (9.98%) Linux
3 54 (8.70%) Unix
4 32 (5.15%) Windows Server
5 13 (2.09%) Windows 10
5 13 (2.09%) Windows Server 2012
6 10 (1.61%) Windows 7
7 9 (1.45%) Windows Server 2008
8 8 (1.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 7 (1.13%) CentOS
10 6 (0.97%) Solaris
10 6 (0.97%) Ubuntu
11 4 (0.64%) Windows Server 2003
12 3 (0.48%) AIX
13 2 (0.32%) Android
14 1 (0.16%) Apple iOS
14 1 (0.16%) Embedded Linux
14 1 (0.16%) OpenVMS
14 1 (0.16%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 183 (29.47%) Agile Software Development
2 125 (20.13%) Business Intelligence
3 92 (14.81%) MVC
4 79 (12.72%) ETL
5 59 (9.50%) Migration
6 50 (8.05%) Unit Testing
7 48 (7.73%) Data Analysis
7 48 (7.73%) TDD
8 46 (7.41%) Scrum
9 45 (7.25%) Data Modelling
10 39 (6.28%) Stakeholder Management
11 37 (5.96%) Analytics
12 36 (5.80%) Continuous Integration
12 36 (5.80%) Test Automation
13 35 (5.64%) SDLC
14 32 (5.15%) BDD
15 28 (4.51%) Data Migration
16 26 (4.19%) Validation
17 25 (4.03%) Data Management
17 25 (4.03%) Kimball Methodology
Programming Languages
1 126 (20.29%) C#
2 104 (16.75%) JavaScript
3 101 (16.26%) Java
4 74 (11.92%) PL/SQL
5 53 (8.53%) T-SQL
6 44 (7.09%) Python
7 27 (4.35%) PowerShell
8 25 (4.03%) VBA
9 20 (3.22%) Ruby
10 19 (3.06%) C
11 18 (2.90%) R
12 16 (2.58%) Scala
13 15 (2.42%) Groovy
14 14 (2.25%) PHP
15 12 (1.93%) C++
15 12 (1.93%) VBScript
16 11 (1.77%) Bash Shell
17 9 (1.45%) Shell Script
18 8 (1.29%) VB
18 8 (1.29%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 53 (8.53%) Security Cleared
2 42 (6.76%) SC Cleared
3 34 (5.48%) Degree
4 9 (1.45%) DV Cleared
4 9 (1.45%) MCSA
4 9 (1.45%) Microsoft Certification
5 6 (0.97%) BPSS Clearance
5 6 (0.97%) MCSE
6 3 (0.48%) Computer Science Degree
6 3 (0.48%) HND
6 3 (0.48%) ISTQB
7 2 (0.32%) APMP
7 2 (0.32%) CISM
7 2 (0.32%) CISSP
7 2 (0.32%) ISEB
7 2 (0.32%) MCITP
7 2 (0.32%) OSCP
7 2 (0.32%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 2 (0.32%) SANS
8 1 (0.16%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (3.22%) Data Quality
2 16 (2.58%) QA
3 8 (1.29%) SLA
4 7 (1.13%) PMO
5 5 (0.81%) Disclosure Scotland
5 5 (0.81%) GDPR
6 4 (0.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 3 (0.48%) PCI DSS
7 3 (0.48%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.16%) Basel II
8 1 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 31 (4.99%) Active Directory
2 14 (2.25%) Hyper-V
3 10 (1.61%) Docker
4 6 (0.97%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (0.64%) Xen
6 3 (0.48%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.32%) HDFS
7 2 (0.32%) IAG
7 2 (0.32%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (0.32%) VirtualBox
7 2 (0.32%) XenApp
7 2 (0.32%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.16%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 1 (0.16%) GlusterFS
8 1 (0.16%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 9 (1.45%) HP ALM
2 8 (1.29%) CA Service Virtualization
3 6 (0.97%) SCCM
4 4 (0.64%) SCVMM
5 3 (0.48%) Ansible
5 3 (0.48%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (0.32%) Backup Exec
6 2 (0.32%) Kubernetes
6 2 (0.32%) Puppet
6 2 (0.32%) SCOM
6 2 (0.32%) Single Sign-On
7 1 (0.16%) Cisco Prime
7 1 (0.16%) FortiGate
7 1 (0.16%) Hadoop YARN
7 1 (0.16%) Mesos
7 1 (0.16%) Nagios
7 1 (0.16%) OSSEC
7 1 (0.16%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (0.16%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 1 (0.16%) WSUS
Vendors
1 114 (18.36%) Oracle
2 105 (16.91%) Microsoft
3 34 (5.48%) Tableau
4 25 (4.03%) Teradata
5 22 (3.54%) SAP
6 18 (2.90%) IBM
7 17 (2.74%) Cognos
8 16 (2.58%) VMware
9 13 (2.09%) HP
10 11 (1.77%) CA
11 10 (1.61%) Talend
12 8 (1.29%) MuleSoft
13 7 (1.13%) Citrix
14 6 (0.97%) Blue Prism
15 5 (0.81%) NetApp
15 5 (0.81%) Sitecore
16 4 (0.64%) Cisco
16 4 (0.64%) EMC
16 4 (0.64%) Juniper
16 4 (0.64%) Salesforce.com