Period
to 27 May 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 27 May 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
27 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 8 7 6
Rank change year-on-year -1 -1 0
Contract jobs citing SQL 576 704 857
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 11.39% 13.41% 14.48%
As % of the Programming Languages category 29.84% 33.91% 37.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 384 477 652
South West median daily rate £398 £375 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.00% +2.74% +2.82%
10th Percentile £250 £258 £263
90th Percentile £529 £492 £488
England median daily rate £440 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +6.67% +3.13% +3.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 37 19
South West median hourly rate £45.00 £40.00 £34.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.50% +15.94% +52.05%
10th Percentile £39.00 £26.95 £11.85
90th Percentile £145.50 £51.00 £46.80
England median hourly rate £26.60 £40.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year -33.51% +23.08% +30.00%

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 1,930 2,076 2,257
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 38.17% 39.55% 38.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,179 1,285 1,398
South West median daily rate £400 £375 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +2.74% -2.67%
10th Percentile £281 £263 £263
90th Percentile £563 £525 £500
England median daily rate £475 £448 £425
% change year-on-year +6.15% +5.29% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 80 145 198
South West median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £42.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +1.19% +13.51%
10th Percentile £26.70 £27.80 £24.25
90th Percentile £48.75 £53.75 £52.33
England median hourly rate £41.00 £41.50 £38.75
% change year-on-year -1.20% +7.10% +10.71%

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 27 May 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 27 May 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 27 May 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 +1 217 £390 +4.00% 103
Wiltshire -1 103 £408 +1.88% 33
Gloucestershire +2 73 £433 +15.33% 62
Dorset -5 52 £375 +15.38% 45
Devon -6 51 £375 - 28
Somerset -13 44 £343 -5.52% 36
Cornwall - 4 £488 - 9
SQL
England

For the 6 months to 27 May 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.

1 185 (32.12%) Agile Software Development
2 161 (27.95%) Finance
3 139 (24.13%) SQL Server
4 131 (22.74%) JavaScript
5 129 (22.40%) C#
6 126 (21.88%) .NET
7 119 (20.66%) Microsoft
8 116 (20.14%) HTML
9 112 (19.44%) Oracle
10 103 (17.88%) Business Intelligence
11 101 (17.53%) Java
12 98 (17.01%) CSS
13 85 (14.76%) Data Warehouse
14 84 (14.58%) Windows
15 80 (13.89%) XML
16 78 (13.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 74 (12.85%) MVC
18 72 (12.50%) ETL
19 70 (12.15%) PL/SQL
20 69 (11.98%) Web Services
21 64 (11.11%) Unix
22 62 (10.76%) T-SQL
22 62 (10.76%) Banking
22 62 (10.76%) Analytical Skills
23 60 (10.42%) Microsoft Azure
24 57 (9.90%) JIRA
25 56 (9.72%) ASP.NET
26 55 (9.55%) Linux
27 53 (9.20%) REST
28 51 (8.85%) Data Modelling

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 44 (7.64%) IIS
2 26 (4.51%) Confluence
2 26 (4.51%) SharePoint
3 25 (4.34%) SAS
4 15 (2.60%) WebSphere
5 14 (2.43%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 13 (2.26%) Umbraco
7 10 (1.74%) Apache
8 9 (1.56%) MS Exchange
9 8 (1.39%) Oracle Workflow
10 6 (1.04%) CMS
10 6 (1.04%) Tomcat
11 5 (0.87%) Apache Solr
12 4 (0.69%) NServiceBus
13 3 (0.52%) Apache Spark
13 3 (0.52%) BizTalk Server
13 3 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2010
13 3 (0.52%) Kentico
13 3 (0.52%) Liferay
13 3 (0.52%) MQSeries
Applications
1 46 (7.99%) Microsoft Excel
2 19 (3.30%) Microsoft Office
3 10 (1.74%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.52%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.17%) Chatbot
5 1 (0.17%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.17%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.17%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 9 (1.56%) Oracle EBS
2 6 (1.04%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (0.87%) Oracle EBS R12
3 5 (0.87%) Oracle Receivables
4 4 (0.69%) Oracle Payables
4 4 (0.69%) Unit4 Business World
5 2 (0.35%) Maximo
5 2 (0.35%) NetSuite
5 2 (0.35%) Oracle General Ledger
6 1 (0.17%) Actimize
6 1 (0.17%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 1 (0.17%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.17%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.17%) Endur
6 1 (0.17%) FastStats
6 1 (0.17%) FastStats PeopleStage
6 1 (0.17%) Findur
6 1 (0.17%) Oracle Payroll
6 1 (0.17%) Sage X3
6 1 (0.17%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 60 (10.42%) Microsoft Azure
2 24 (4.17%) Office 365
3 13 (2.26%) Amazon AWS
4 9 (1.56%) GitHub
5 2 (0.35%) Dynamics 365
6 1 (0.17%) Azure Data Factory
6 1 (0.17%) FinancialForce
6 1 (0.17%) IaaS
6 1 (0.17%) npm
6 1 (0.17%) NuGet
6 1 (0.17%) PaaS
6 1 (0.17%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (3.30%) DNS
2 16 (2.78%) Firewall
3 15 (2.60%) HTTP
3 15 (2.60%) SAN
4 13 (2.26%) TCP/IP
5 9 (1.56%) LAN
6 8 (1.39%) SMS
7 6 (1.04%) Cisco ASA
7 6 (1.04%) DMZ
7 6 (1.04%) Intranet
8 5 (0.87%) Internet
9 4 (0.69%) DHCP
9 4 (0.69%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 4 (0.69%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 4 (0.69%) NAS
10 3 (0.52%) DDNS
10 3 (0.52%) Remote Desktop
10 3 (0.52%) Skype
11 2 (0.35%) SSL
11 2 (0.35%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 139 (24.13%) SQL Server
2 85 (14.76%) Data Warehouse
3 78 (13.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 49 (8.51%) Relational Database
5 48 (8.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 29 (5.03%) NoSQL
7 24 (4.17%) Power BI
7 24 (4.17%) SQL Server 2008
8 23 (3.99%) BusinessObjects
9 21 (3.65%) MySQL
10 20 (3.47%) RDBMS
11 17 (2.95%) DB2
11 17 (2.95%) MongoDB
11 17 (2.95%) PostgreSQL
12 15 (2.60%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 13 (2.26%) Azure SQL Database
14 12 (2.08%) Oracle Database
15 11 (1.91%) Oracle Database 11g
15 11 (1.91%) QlikView
16 10 (1.74%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 57 (9.90%) JIRA
2 44 (7.64%) Git (software)
3 38 (6.60%) Jenkins
4 32 (5.56%) Visual Studio
5 25 (4.34%) Eclipse
6 21 (3.65%) Maven
7 19 (3.30%) Ant
7 19 (3.30%) TeamCity
8 18 (3.13%) Team Foundation Server
9 17 (2.95%) Cucumber
10 15 (2.60%) Artifactory
11 14 (2.43%) Selenium
12 12 (2.08%) Visual Studio Team System
13 11 (1.91%) NUnit
14 8 (1.39%) Bitbucket
14 8 (1.39%) Subversion
15 7 (1.22%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 6 (1.04%) ERwin
16 6 (1.04%) MSTest
16 6 (1.04%) SpecFlow
General
1 161 (27.95%) Finance
2 62 (10.76%) Banking
3 15 (2.60%) Manufacturing
4 12 (2.08%) Law
4 12 (2.08%) Marketing
5 10 (1.74%) Telecoms
6 9 (1.56%) Retail
7 8 (1.39%) Electronics
8 6 (1.04%) Corporate Banking
8 6 (1.04%) Games
9 4 (0.69%) Advertising
9 4 (0.69%) Investment Banking
10 3 (0.52%) Financial Institution
10 3 (0.52%) General Ledger
10 3 (0.52%) Legal
10 3 (0.52%) Retail Banking
11 2 (0.35%) Aerospace
11 2 (0.35%) Back Office
11 2 (0.35%) Military
12 1 (0.17%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 291 (50.52%) Developer
2 113 (19.62%) Analyst
3 52 (9.03%) .NET Developer
4 45 (7.81%) SQL Developer
5 39 (6.77%) Java Developer
6 34 (5.90%) Data Analyst
7 25 (4.34%) Consultant
8 23 (3.99%) C# Developer
9 22 (3.82%) Software Developer
10 21 (3.65%) Business Intelligence Developer
11 20 (3.47%) Applications Support
12 18 (3.13%) Business Intelligence Analyst
12 18 (3.13%) Oracle Developer
13 17 (2.95%) DBA
14 14 (2.43%) Architect
14 14 (2.43%) SQL Analyst
14 14 (2.43%) SQL DBA
15 13 (2.26%) Business Analyst
15 13 (2.26%) C# .NET Developer
15 13 (2.26%) Data Warehouse Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 126 (21.88%) .NET
2 116 (20.14%) HTML
3 98 (17.01%) CSS
4 80 (13.89%) XML
5 69 (11.98%) Web Services
6 56 (9.72%) ASP.NET
7 53 (9.20%) REST
8 47 (8.16%) jQuery
9 41 (7.12%) AngularJS
10 39 (6.77%) SOAP
11 33 (5.73%) Spring
12 25 (4.34%) ASP.NET Web API
13 24 (4.17%) HTML5
13 24 (4.17%) JSON
14 22 (3.82%) CSS3
14 22 (3.82%) J2EE
15 21 (3.65%) Hibernate
16 20 (3.47%) .NET Framework
16 20 (3.47%) Node.js
17 19 (3.30%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 62 (10.76%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (1.91%) Management Information System
3 9 (1.56%) Data Structures
3 9 (1.56%) Greenfield Project
4 8 (1.39%) Enterprise Software
4 8 (1.39%) PKI
4 8 (1.39%) User Experience
5 7 (1.22%) Computer Science
5 7 (1.22%) Self-Motivation
6 4 (0.69%) Linked Data
6 4 (0.69%) Virtual Team
7 3 (0.52%) Clustering
7 3 (0.52%) Replication
8 2 (0.35%) Credit Risk
8 2 (0.35%) Digital Media
8 2 (0.35%) Mainframe
8 2 (0.35%) NHS
8 2 (0.35%) Social Media
8 2 (0.35%) SWIFT
8 2 (0.35%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 84 (14.58%) Windows
2 64 (11.11%) Unix
3 55 (9.55%) Linux
4 42 (7.29%) Windows Server
5 14 (2.43%) Windows Server 2012
6 13 (2.26%) Windows Server 2008
7 9 (1.56%) Windows 10
8 6 (1.04%) Windows 7
9 5 (0.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (0.52%) CentOS
11 2 (0.35%) Android
11 2 (0.35%) Solaris
11 2 (0.35%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.17%) AIX
12 1 (0.17%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.17%) Embedded Linux
12 1 (0.17%) OpenVMS
12 1 (0.17%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 185 (32.12%) Agile Software Development
2 103 (17.88%) Business Intelligence
3 74 (12.85%) MVC
4 72 (12.50%) ETL
5 51 (8.85%) Data Modelling
6 47 (8.16%) Analytics
7 46 (7.99%) Migration
8 44 (7.64%) Test Automation
9 42 (7.29%) Unit Testing
10 38 (6.60%) Problem-Solving
11 37 (6.42%) Scrum
12 36 (6.25%) Data Analysis
13 32 (5.56%) Continuous Integration
14 30 (5.21%) SDLC
15 27 (4.69%) Microservices
16 25 (4.34%) BDD
16 25 (4.34%) Software Engineering
16 25 (4.34%) TDD
17 20 (3.47%) Data Migration
17 20 (3.47%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 131 (22.74%) JavaScript
2 129 (22.40%) C#
3 101 (17.53%) Java
4 70 (12.15%) PL/SQL
5 62 (10.76%) T-SQL
6 47 (8.16%) Python
7 41 (7.12%) PowerShell
8 22 (3.82%) VBA
9 15 (2.60%) C++
9 15 (2.60%) PHP
9 15 (2.60%) Ruby
10 13 (2.26%) Shell Script
11 11 (1.91%) R
11 11 (1.91%) TypeScript
12 10 (1.74%) Groovy
12 10 (1.74%) Scala
13 9 (1.56%) Bash Shell
13 9 (1.56%) VB
14 7 (1.22%) VC++
15 6 (1.04%) SAS Macro
Qualifications
1 49 (8.51%) Security Cleared
2 39 (6.77%) SC Cleared
3 17 (2.95%) Degree
4 15 (2.60%) Microsoft Certification
5 11 (1.91%) CCNA
5 11 (1.91%) Cisco Certification
5 11 (1.91%) MCSA
6 8 (1.39%) DV Cleared
7 4 (0.69%) CCNP
8 3 (0.52%) Computer Science Degree
9 2 (0.35%) APMP
9 2 (0.35%) CISSP
9 2 (0.35%) ISEB
9 2 (0.35%) ISTQB
9 2 (0.35%) MCITP
9 2 (0.35%) MCSE
9 2 (0.35%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 1 (0.17%) GCIA
10 1 (0.17%) PhD
10 1 (0.17%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (2.26%) Data Quality
2 12 (2.08%) QA
3 7 (1.22%) GDPR
3 7 (1.22%) SLA
4 2 (0.35%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (0.35%) PMO
4 2 (0.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.17%) Basel II
5 1 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 1 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.17%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.17%) RMADS
System Software
1 41 (7.12%) Active Directory
2 27 (4.69%) Hyper-V
3 7 (1.22%) Docker
3 7 (1.22%) Virtual Machines
4 6 (1.04%) Xen
5 4 (0.69%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (0.35%) XenApp
6 2 (0.35%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.17%) IAG
7 1 (0.17%) VirtualBox
7 1 (0.17%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.17%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 21 (3.65%) SCCM
2 8 (1.39%) WSUS
3 6 (1.04%) FortiGate
3 6 (1.04%) SCOM
4 4 (0.69%) Amdocs OSS
4 4 (0.69%) SCSM
4 4 (0.69%) SCVMM
5 3 (0.52%) CA Service Virtualization
5 3 (0.52%) HP ALM
5 3 (0.52%) Oozie
5 3 (0.52%) Puppet
6 2 (0.35%) Ansible
6 2 (0.35%) Backup Exec
6 2 (0.35%) Business Desktop Deployment
6 2 (0.35%) SCOrch
7 1 (0.17%) Nagios
7 1 (0.17%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.17%) OpenView
7 1 (0.17%) Salt
7 1 (0.17%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 119 (20.66%) Microsoft
2 112 (19.44%) Oracle
3 29 (5.03%) Tableau
4 26 (4.51%) VMware
5 24 (4.17%) Teradata
6 19 (3.30%) SAP
7 15 (2.60%) Cisco
8 14 (2.43%) Cognos
9 13 (2.26%) Citrix
9 13 (2.26%) IBM
9 13 (2.26%) Splunk
9 13 (2.26%) Talend
10 12 (2.08%) NetApp
11 7 (1.22%) HP
11 7 (1.22%) MuleSoft
12 6 (1.04%) CA
12 6 (1.04%) DataFlux
12 6 (1.04%) Fortinet
13 5 (0.87%) Google
14 4 (0.69%) Juniper