Period
to 19 November 2017

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 19 November 2017 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
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 7 7 6
Rank change year-on-year 0 -1 0
Contract jobs citing SQL 688 813 1037
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 12.36% 14.14% 15.70%
As % of the Programming Languages category 32.39% 34.73% 40.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 433 573 788
South West median daily rate £385 £363 £352
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.21% +2.96% +0.59%
10th Percentile £220 £260 £263
90th Percentile £482 £500 £488
England median daily rate £438 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +9.38% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 36 48
South West median hourly rate £37.50 £27.00 £39.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +38.89% -31.21% +37.72%
10th Percentile £16.75 £16.25 £18.89
90th Percentile £58.75 £46.00 £46.80
England median hourly rate £28.00 £28.50 £28.00
% change year-on-year -1.75% +1.79% +12.00%

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 2124 2341 2569
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 38.15% 40.73% 38.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 1306 1517 1714
South West median daily rate £386 £363 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.55% -2.03% +3.50%
10th Percentile £270 £263 £263
90th Percentile £525 £513 £493
England median daily rate £460 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +8.24% +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 101 142 172
South West median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £39.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -4.46% +12.14%
10th Percentile £16.75 £20.05 £24.90
90th Percentile £50.25 £48.00 £54.53
England median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +25.00%

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 19 November 2017.

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 19 November 2017.

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 19 November 2017. 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 +4 242 £395 +6.76% 40
Gloucestershire +3 125 £388 +3.33% 11
Wiltshire -3 125 £400 +10.34% 11
Somerset +4 62 £350 - 19
Devon -8 61 £321 -1.38% 3
Dorset +4 52 £400 +6.67% 10
Cornwall -14 3 £180 -46.67%
SQL
England

For the 6 months to 19 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SQL also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South West region with a requirement for SQL.

1 202 (29.36%) SQL Server
2 195 (28.34%) Agile Software Development
3 158 (22.97%) Finance
4 156 (22.67%) .NET
5 153 (22.24%) C#
6 140 (20.35%) Microsoft
7 131 (19.04%) Business Intelligence
8 111 (16.13%) Oracle
9 107 (15.55%) MVC
10 106 (15.41%) JavaScript
11 104 (15.12%) Java
12 103 (14.97%) Data Warehouse
13 99 (14.39%) Analytical Skills
14 90 (13.08%) Security Cleared
15 89 (12.94%) HTML
16 85 (12.35%) ETL
17 84 (12.21%) Windows
18 82 (11.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
19 81 (11.77%) ASP.NET
20 76 (11.05%) Scrum
21 74 (10.76%) CSS
22 69 (10.03%) Migration
23 67 (9.74%) XML
24 66 (9.59%) T-SQL
25 60 (8.72%) Data Modelling
25 60 (8.72%) Git (software)
25 60 (8.72%) SC Cleared
26 55 (7.99%) Test Automation
26 55 (7.99%) Data Analysis
27 54 (7.85%) Active Directory

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 28 (4.07%) SAS
2 22 (3.20%) SharePoint
3 21 (3.05%) MS Exchange
4 18 (2.62%) IIS
5 11 (1.60%) Apache
5 11 (1.60%) WebLogic
6 10 (1.45%) Confluence
7 9 (1.31%) CMS
7 9 (1.31%) Elasticsearch
7 9 (1.31%) Oracle Workflow
7 9 (1.31%) Tomcat
8 8 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2013
9 7 (1.02%) SharePoint 2010
10 6 (0.87%) WebSphere
11 5 (0.73%) Apache Pig
11 5 (0.73%) Apache Spark
11 5 (0.73%) NServiceBus
11 5 (0.73%) Skype for Business
12 4 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2010
12 4 (0.58%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 34 (4.94%) Microsoft Excel
2 13 (1.89%) Microsoft Office
3 11 (1.60%) MS Visio
4 9 (1.31%) Microsoft Project
5 8 (1.16%) SPSS
6 7 (1.02%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 1 (0.15%) LaTeX
7 1 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 23 (3.34%) Dynamics CRM
2 15 (2.18%) Oracle EBS R12
3 14 (2.03%) Oracle EBS
4 8 (1.16%) Oracle Payables
4 8 (1.16%) Oracle Receivables
5 6 (0.87%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 6 (0.87%) Oracle Payroll
6 5 (0.73%) Oracle Assets
7 4 (0.58%) Maximo
7 4 (0.58%) Oracle BPM
7 4 (0.58%) Oracle Cash Management
7 4 (0.58%) Oracle Internet Expenses
7 4 (0.58%) Oracle iProcurement
8 3 (0.44%) Cognos TM1
8 3 (0.44%) OpenText Process Suite
8 3 (0.44%) Oracle General Ledger
8 3 (0.44%) SAP IS-U
8 3 (0.44%) VisionPLUS
9 2 (0.29%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 2 (0.29%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 49 (7.12%) Microsoft Azure
2 30 (4.36%) Amazon AWS
3 12 (1.74%) Office 365
4 11 (1.60%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (0.58%) GitHub
5 4 (0.58%) IaaS
6 3 (0.44%) Amazon ElastiCache
6 3 (0.44%) Azure Active Directory
6 3 (0.44%) Azure Data Factory
6 3 (0.44%) Google Cloud Platform
6 3 (0.44%) PaaS
7 2 (0.29%) SaaS
8 1 (0.15%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.15%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.15%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8 1 (0.15%) AWS Lambda
8 1 (0.15%) OpenShift
8 1 (0.15%) Route 53
8 1 (0.15%) Sage Pay
8 1 (0.15%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 11 (1.60%) DNS
1 11 (1.60%) Firewall
2 10 (1.45%) SAN
2 10 (1.45%) TCP/IP
3 9 (1.31%) DHCP
3 9 (1.31%) SMS
4 8 (1.16%) Internet
5 7 (1.02%) HTTP
5 7 (1.02%) LAN
6 4 (0.58%) Cisco ASA
6 4 (0.58%) Extranet
6 4 (0.58%) VLAN
6 4 (0.58%) VPN
7 3 (0.44%) Intranet
7 3 (0.44%) IP Telephony
7 3 (0.44%) NAS
7 3 (0.44%) Network Security
7 3 (0.44%) Remote Desktop
7 3 (0.44%) Skype
7 3 (0.44%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 202 (29.36%) SQL Server
2 103 (14.97%) Data Warehouse
3 82 (11.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 50 (7.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 48 (6.98%) Relational Database
6 36 (5.23%) SQL Server 2012
7 32 (4.65%) Power BI
8 31 (4.51%) SQL Server 2008
8 31 (4.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 29 (4.22%) NoSQL
10 27 (3.92%) BusinessObjects
11 25 (3.63%) MongoDB
12 23 (3.34%) SQL Server 2016
13 15 (2.18%) Data Mining
13 15 (2.18%) MySQL
13 15 (2.18%) Oracle Database
14 14 (2.03%) RDBMS
15 13 (1.89%) Oracle Reports
16 12 (1.74%) PostgreSQL
16 12 (1.74%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 60 (8.72%) Git (software)
2 50 (7.27%) Jenkins
3 46 (6.69%) JIRA
4 42 (6.10%) Team Foundation Server
5 32 (4.65%) Visual Studio
6 30 (4.36%) Maven
7 25 (3.63%) Selenium
8 20 (2.91%) NUnit
9 17 (2.47%) Subversion
10 16 (2.33%) Ant
10 16 (2.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 15 (2.18%) Eclipse
12 14 (2.03%) JUnit
13 13 (1.89%) Bitbucket
14 12 (1.74%) Cucumber
15 11 (1.60%) Gradle
15 11 (1.60%) SoapUI
16 10 (1.45%) HP UFT
16 10 (1.45%) TeamCity
17 9 (1.31%) ProC
General
1 158 (22.97%) Finance
2 39 (5.67%) Banking
3 35 (5.09%) Marketing
4 30 (4.36%) Telecoms
5 27 (3.92%) Manufacturing
6 23 (3.34%) Electronics
7 14 (2.03%) Retail
8 8 (1.16%) Back Office
8 8 (1.16%) General Ledger
8 8 (1.16%) Investment Banking
9 7 (1.02%) Billing
10 6 (0.87%) Military
10 6 (0.87%) Retail Banking
11 4 (0.58%) Advertising
12 3 (0.44%) Aerospace
12 3 (0.44%) Local Government
13 2 (0.29%) Corporate Banking
13 2 (0.29%) Law
13 2 (0.29%) Legal
14 1 (0.15%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 347 (50.44%) Developer
2 134 (19.48%) Analyst
3 69 (10.03%) .NET Developer
4 55 (7.99%) SQL Developer
5 49 (7.12%) Data Analyst
6 44 (6.40%) Java Developer
7 38 (5.52%) C# Developer
8 33 (4.80%) SQL Analyst
9 30 (4.36%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 28 (4.07%) Architect
11 27 (3.92%) Applications Support
11 27 (3.92%) Test Analyst
12 25 (3.63%) Consultant
12 25 (3.63%) Full Stack Developer
13 21 (3.05%) CRM Developer
13 21 (3.05%) DBA
14 20 (2.91%) Oracle Developer
15 19 (2.76%) SQL DBA
16 18 (2.62%) Business Intelligence Analyst
16 18 (2.62%) SQL Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 156 (22.67%) .NET
2 89 (12.94%) HTML
3 81 (11.77%) ASP.NET
4 74 (10.76%) CSS
5 67 (9.74%) XML
6 53 (7.70%) Web Services
7 50 (7.27%) AngularJS
8 42 (6.10%) .NET Framework
9 39 (5.67%) Spring
10 38 (5.52%) jQuery
11 34 (4.94%) ASP.NET MVC
11 34 (4.94%) REST
12 33 (4.80%) JSON
13 32 (4.65%) ASP.NET Web API
13 32 (4.65%) SOAP
14 30 (4.36%) HTML5
15 24 (3.49%) Entity Framework
15 24 (3.49%) Hibernate
16 23 (3.34%) WCF
17 17 (2.47%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 99 (14.39%) Analytical Skills
2 32 (4.65%) Greenfield Project
3 20 (2.91%) Management Information System
4 17 (2.47%) Computer Science
4 17 (2.47%) User Experience
5 14 (2.03%) Virtual Team
6 12 (1.74%) Mobile App
7 10 (1.45%) Data Structures
8 9 (1.31%) N-Tier
9 8 (1.16%) Replication
9 8 (1.16%) Social Media
10 7 (1.02%) Enterprise Software
11 6 (0.87%) VAX
12 5 (0.73%) Algorithms
12 5 (0.73%) Clustering
12 5 (0.73%) NHS
12 5 (0.73%) RIA
13 4 (0.58%) Client/Server
14 3 (0.44%) PKI
14 3 (0.44%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 84 (12.21%) Windows
2 54 (7.85%) Linux
3 49 (7.12%) Unix
4 26 (3.78%) Windows Server
5 16 (2.33%) Windows 7
6 15 (2.18%) Windows Server 2008
7 12 (1.74%) Windows Server 2012
8 8 (1.16%) CentOS
8 8 (1.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 8 (1.16%) Windows 10
9 7 (1.02%) Solaris
9 7 (1.02%) Windows Server 2003
10 6 (0.87%) AIX
11 4 (0.58%) Ubuntu
12 3 (0.44%) Mac OS
12 3 (0.44%) Windows 8
13 2 (0.29%) VMS
14 1 (0.15%) Android
14 1 (0.15%) CoreOS
14 1 (0.15%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 195 (28.34%) Agile Software Development
2 131 (19.04%) Business Intelligence
3 107 (15.55%) MVC
4 85 (12.35%) ETL
5 76 (11.05%) Scrum
6 69 (10.03%) Migration
7 60 (8.72%) Data Modelling
8 55 (7.99%) Data Analysis
8 55 (7.99%) Test Automation
9 50 (7.27%) TDD
9 50 (7.27%) Unit Testing
10 48 (6.98%) Continuous Integration
11 47 (6.83%) Stakeholder Management
12 46 (6.69%) SDLC
13 41 (5.96%) CRM
14 40 (5.81%) Data Migration
15 34 (4.94%) Web Development
16 33 (4.80%) Programme Management
17 31 (4.51%) Software Engineering
18 27 (3.92%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 153 (22.24%) C#
2 106 (15.41%) JavaScript
3 104 (15.12%) Java
4 66 (9.59%) T-SQL
5 53 (7.70%) PL/SQL
6 35 (5.09%) Python
7 24 (3.49%) C
8 22 (3.20%) PowerShell
9 20 (2.91%) C++
9 20 (2.91%) VBA
10 12 (1.74%) Shell Script
11 10 (1.45%) PHP
11 10 (1.45%) Scala
12 9 (1.31%) Groovy
12 9 (1.31%) PROC SQL
13 7 (1.02%) Delphi
13 7 (1.02%) R
13 7 (1.02%) VB
13 7 (1.02%) VBScript
14 5 (0.73%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 90 (13.08%) Security Cleared
2 60 (8.72%) SC Cleared
3 32 (4.65%) Degree
4 19 (2.76%) DV Cleared
5 14 (2.03%) BPSS Clearance
6 12 (1.74%) ISTQB
7 11 (1.60%) ISEB
8 7 (1.02%) HND
8 7 (1.02%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 4 (0.58%) Computer Science Degree
10 3 (0.44%) HNC
10 3 (0.44%) Microsoft Certification
11 2 (0.29%) CISM
11 2 (0.29%) CISSP
11 2 (0.29%) MCSA
11 2 (0.29%) MCSE
11 2 (0.29%) OSCP
11 2 (0.29%) SANS
12 1 (0.15%) BC Cleared
12 1 (0.15%) CESG Certified Professional
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (3.92%) QA
2 22 (3.20%) Data Quality
3 7 (1.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (1.02%) PMO
4 6 (0.87%) Disclosure Scotland
5 3 (0.44%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.44%) RMADS
6 2 (0.29%) GDPR
6 2 (0.29%) ISO 14001
6 2 (0.29%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.29%) SLA
7 1 (0.15%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 54 (7.85%) Active Directory
2 15 (2.18%) Docker
3 11 (1.60%) Hyper-V
4 10 (1.45%) VMware Infrastructure
5 9 (1.31%) VMware ESXi
6 6 (0.87%) Virtual Machines
7 4 (0.58%) VirtualBox
8 3 (0.44%) LXC
8 3 (0.44%) Samba
8 3 (0.44%) Squid
8 3 (0.44%) vSphere
9 2 (0.29%) HDFS
9 2 (0.29%) IAG
9 2 (0.29%) Xen
10 1 (0.15%) BitLocker
10 1 (0.15%) GlusterFS
10 1 (0.15%) Oracle RAC
10 1 (0.15%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 9 (1.31%) McAfee ePO
2 8 (1.16%) Nagios
2 8 (1.16%) WSUS
3 7 (1.02%) SCCM
4 4 (0.58%) CA Service Virtualization
4 4 (0.58%) HP Quality Center
5 3 (0.44%) Webmin
5 3 (0.44%) Xymon
6 2 (0.29%) Ansible
6 2 (0.29%) Business Desktop Deployment
6 2 (0.29%) Kubernetes
6 2 (0.29%) Microsoft Intune
6 2 (0.29%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 2 (0.29%) vRealize
7 1 (0.15%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.15%) Cisco CUCM
7 1 (0.15%) Cisco Prime
7 1 (0.15%) SCOrch
7 1 (0.15%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 1 (0.15%) WMI
Vendors
1 140 (20.35%) Microsoft
2 111 (16.13%) Oracle
3 38 (5.52%) SAP
4 28 (4.07%) Teradata
5 22 (3.20%) VMware
6 20 (2.91%) Citrix
7 18 (2.62%) IBM
7 18 (2.62%) Tableau
8 15 (2.18%) HP
9 9 (1.31%) Cisco
9 9 (1.31%) McAfee
9 9 (1.31%) Red Hat
10 7 (1.02%) Cognos
10 7 (1.02%) Netezza
11 6 (0.87%) Atlassian
11 6 (0.87%) Informatica
11 6 (0.87%) Sitecore
11 6 (0.87%) Sun
12 5 (0.73%) CA Agile Central
12 5 (0.73%) NetApp