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 3 months to 23 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
SQL (Structured Query Language)
England / South West
Rank 8 6 5
Rank change year-on-year -2 -1  
Contract jobs citing SQL 326 397 463
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 12.74% 13.84% 14.96%
As % of the Programming Languages category 31.93% 36.56% 41.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 224 300 314
Median daily rate £375 £375 £373
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +0.67%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £275 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £370 £350
% change year-on-year -2.02% +5.71%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 5 11
Median hourly rate £39.75 £43.50 £20.53
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.62% +111.88%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £18.40 £15.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £44.00 £35.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £23.02 £30.00
% change year-on-year +73.76% -23.26%  

SQL is in the programming language skills category. The next 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 programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
South West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 1021 1086 1129
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 39.90% 37.87% 36.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 634 637 713
Median daily rate £393 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.66% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £266 £300 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £480
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +4.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 76 112 54
Median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +21.42%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.23 £27.50 £21.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £44.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.64 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +4.10% +11.11%  

SQL
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South West citing SQL as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Programming Languages category.

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 3 months to 23 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 23 March 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 3 months to 23 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bristol -4 91 £350 -6.66% 69
Wiltshire -1 62 £425 +18.46% 21
Somerset +11 53 £350 -17.64% 15
Gloucestershire +2 43 £375 -3.53% 17
Devon -6 24 £338 - 14
Dorset -3 16 £325 -25.71% 23
SQL
England

SQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 23 March 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.

1 230 (32.62%) SQL Server
2 188 (26.67%) Oracle
3 183 (25.96%) Agile Software Development
4 163 (23.12%) Finance
5 157 (22.27%) Java
6 150 (21.28%) Microsoft
7 143 (20.28%) Business Intelligence
8 137 (19.43%) JavaScript
9 134 (19.01%) C#
10 130 (18.44%) .NET
11 117 (16.60%) PL/SQL
12 115 (16.31%) Security Cleared
13 106 (15.04%) HTML
14 105 (14.89%) T-SQL
15 103 (14.61%) Data Warehouse
16 102 (14.47%) Windows
17 101 (14.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 100 (14.18%) XML
19 92 (13.05%) Spring
20 88 (12.48%) Migration
21 81 (11.49%) CSS
21 81 (11.49%) SC Cleared
22 80 (11.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
23 74 (10.50%) MVC
23 74 (10.50%) Git (software)
24 72 (10.21%) Oracle Database
25 71 (10.07%) MS Excel
26 68 (9.65%) Linux
27 66 (9.36%) Unix
28 65 (9.22%) Web Services

SQL
Top Related 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 (5.25%) SharePoint
2 26 (3.69%) WebLogic
3 25 (3.55%) IIS
4 22 (3.12%) Tomcat
5 21 (2.98%) SAS
6 18 (2.55%) Apache
6 18 (2.55%) WebSphere
7 17 (2.41%) Confluence
8 16 (2.27%) Mule
9 15 (2.13%) Mule ESB
10 13 (1.84%) CMS
11 11 (1.56%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 8 (1.13%) BizTalk Server
12 8 (1.13%) JBoss
12 8 (1.13%) MS Exchange
12 8 (1.13%) SharePoint Server
13 5 (0.71%) WebSphere Portal
14 4 (0.57%) Apache Spark
14 4 (0.57%) Elasticsearch
14 4 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 71 (10.07%) MS Excel
2 13 (1.84%) MS Project
3 12 (1.70%) MS Office
4 4 (0.57%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (0.57%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (0.43%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 2 (0.28%) LaTeX
7 1 (0.14%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.14%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 31 (4.40%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 17 (2.41%) Dynamics CRM
3 15 (2.13%) Oracle Applications
4 13 (1.84%) Oracle EBS
4 13 (1.84%) Oracle EBS R12
5 6 (0.85%) Unit4 Business World
6 5 (0.71%) Dynamics AX
7 4 (0.57%) Oracle BPM
8 3 (0.43%) PeopleSoft HRMS
9 2 (0.28%) Oracle 11i
10 1 (0.14%) Infor LN
10 1 (0.14%) Maximo
10 1 (0.14%) Sage 1000
10 1 (0.14%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 44 (6.24%) Amazon AWS
2 33 (4.68%) Microsoft Azure
3 18 (2.55%) Amazon EC2
4 17 (2.41%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 6 (0.85%) IaaS
6 5 (0.71%) Amazon S3
6 5 (0.71%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
6 5 (0.71%) GitHub
6 5 (0.71%) Office 365
7 4 (0.57%) Amazon ElastiCache
7 4 (0.57%) AWS Lambda
7 4 (0.57%) Cloud Computing
7 4 (0.57%) Route 53
7 4 (0.57%) Slack
8 3 (0.43%) SaaS
9 2 (0.28%) Google Cloud Platform
10 1 (0.14%) Boomi
10 1 (0.14%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 23 (3.26%) Internet
2 18 (2.55%) HTTP
3 11 (1.56%) SAN
4 10 (1.42%) DHCP
5 7 (0.99%) DNS
5 7 (0.99%) PuTTY
5 7 (0.99%) TCP/IP
5 7 (0.99%) WinSCP
6 5 (0.71%) Extranet
6 5 (0.71%) VoIP
7 4 (0.57%) DMZ
7 4 (0.57%) Firewall
7 4 (0.57%) SSH
7 4 (0.57%) SSL
7 4 (0.57%) VPN
8 3 (0.43%) Intranet
8 3 (0.43%) LAN
8 3 (0.43%) SNMP
8 3 (0.43%) WAN
8 3 (0.43%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 230 (32.62%) SQL Server
2 103 (14.61%) Data Warehouse
3 101 (14.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 80 (11.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 72 (10.21%) Oracle Database
6 54 (7.66%) SQL Server 2008
6 54 (7.66%) SQL Server 2012
7 50 (7.09%) Relational Database
8 46 (6.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 45 (6.38%) PostgreSQL
10 39 (5.53%) Oracle Database 11g
11 34 (4.82%) SQL Server 2014
12 27 (3.83%) Oracle Database 10g
12 27 (3.83%) Oracle Reports
13 26 (3.69%) MySQL
14 25 (3.55%) BusinessObjects
15 20 (2.84%) NoSQL
16 19 (2.70%) MongoDB
16 19 (2.70%) Oracle BI EE
17 17 (2.41%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 74 (10.50%) Git (software)
2 64 (9.08%) Jenkins
3 50 (7.09%) Team Foundation Server
4 33 (4.68%) JIRA
5 32 (4.54%) Selenium
6 29 (4.11%) Cucumber
6 29 (4.11%) Visual Studio
7 28 (3.97%) Subversion
8 27 (3.83%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 27 (3.83%) Gradle
8 27 (3.83%) Maven
9 24 (3.40%) JUnit
10 23 (3.26%) Ant
11 21 (2.98%) Toad
12 20 (2.84%) Oracle Forms
13 18 (2.55%) Eclipse
14 16 (2.27%) TeamCity
15 14 (1.99%) Bitbucket
16 13 (1.84%) Oracle APEX
17 11 (1.56%) HP UFT
General
1 163 (23.12%) Finance
2 43 (6.10%) Manufacturing
3 39 (5.53%) Marketing
4 36 (5.11%) Telecoms
5 33 (4.68%) Electronics
6 32 (4.54%) Banking
7 24 (3.40%) Retail
8 20 (2.84%) Advertising
9 11 (1.56%) Back Office
10 8 (1.13%) General Ledger
10 8 (1.13%) Retail Banking
11 5 (0.71%) Military
12 3 (0.43%) Aerospace
12 3 (0.43%) Billing
12 3 (0.43%) Games
13 2 (0.28%) Wholesale Banking
14 1 (0.14%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 356 (50.50%) Developer
2 87 (12.34%) Analyst
3 85 (12.06%) Java Developer
4 82 (11.63%) SQL Developer
5 65 (9.22%) DBA
6 52 (7.38%) .NET Developer
7 48 (6.81%) Oracle Developer
8 46 (6.52%) Consultant
9 45 (6.38%) SQL DBA
10 36 (5.11%) Business Intelligence Developer
11 32 (4.54%) C# Developer
12 26 (3.69%) SSIS Developer
13 24 (3.40%) Administrator
13 24 (3.40%) Senior Developer
14 23 (3.26%) Software Engineer
15 21 (2.98%) Tester
16 19 (2.70%) Test Analyst
17 17 (2.41%) Architect
17 17 (2.41%) Data Analyst
17 17 (2.41%) SSRS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 130 (18.44%) .NET
2 106 (15.04%) HTML
3 100 (14.18%) XML
4 92 (13.05%) Spring
5 81 (11.49%) CSS
6 65 (9.22%) Web Services
7 63 (8.94%) Hibernate
8 62 (8.79%) ASP.NET
9 47 (6.67%) REST
10 46 (6.52%) JSON
11 41 (5.82%) jQuery
12 37 (5.25%) SOAP
13 32 (4.54%) HTML5
14 30 (4.26%) AngularJS
15 27 (3.83%) ASP.NET Web API
16 26 (3.69%) JSP
17 25 (3.55%) .NET Framework
17 25 (3.55%) Ajax
17 25 (3.55%) RabbitMQ
18 22 (3.12%) Grails
Miscellaneous
1 49 (6.95%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (3.12%) Management Information System
3 16 (2.27%) Clustering
3 16 (2.27%) Data Structures
4 12 (1.70%) Computer Science
4 12 (1.70%) Replication
5 11 (1.56%) Client/Server
6 10 (1.42%) NHS
7 9 (1.28%) PKI
8 8 (1.13%) N-Tier
9 7 (0.99%) Mobile App
10 6 (0.85%) CESG
10 6 (0.85%) Data Protection Act
11 5 (0.71%) Data Centre
11 5 (0.71%) RIA
11 5 (0.71%) Web 2.0
12 4 (0.57%) Digital Media
12 4 (0.57%) Enterprise Software
12 4 (0.57%) Fat Client
12 4 (0.57%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 102 (14.47%) Windows
2 68 (9.65%) Linux
3 66 (9.36%) Unix
4 49 (6.95%) Windows Server
5 20 (2.84%) Windows Server 2008
6 19 (2.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 17 (2.41%) Windows Server 2012
8 10 (1.42%) Windows Server 2003
9 9 (1.28%) AIX
9 9 (1.28%) Mac OS X
10 8 (1.13%) Android
11 7 (0.99%) CentOS
12 6 (0.85%) Apple iOS
12 6 (0.85%) Oracle Linux
12 6 (0.85%) Solaris
12 6 (0.85%) Windows 7
13 4 (0.57%) CoreOS
13 4 (0.57%) Windows 10
14 3 (0.43%) Windows XP
15 2 (0.28%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 183 (25.96%) Agile Software Development
2 143 (20.28%) Business Intelligence
3 88 (12.48%) Migration
4 74 (10.50%) MVC
5 64 (9.08%) Scrum
6 62 (8.79%) ETL
7 48 (6.81%) Data Modelling
8 40 (5.67%) Programme Management
9 37 (5.25%) Open Source
9 37 (5.25%) TDD
10 36 (5.11%) Data Migration
11 35 (4.96%) Continuous Integration
11 35 (4.96%) Software Engineering
12 33 (4.68%) Data Analysis
13 32 (4.54%) Unit Testing
14 31 (4.40%) Digital Marketing
14 31 (4.40%) ITIL
14 31 (4.40%) Stakeholder Management
15 29 (4.11%) BDD
15 29 (4.11%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 157 (22.27%) Java
2 137 (19.43%) JavaScript
3 134 (19.01%) C#
4 117 (16.60%) PL/SQL
5 105 (14.89%) T-SQL
6 37 (5.25%) Python
7 34 (4.82%) PowerShell
8 32 (4.54%) Shell Script
9 24 (3.40%) C++
10 23 (3.26%) Groovy
11 22 (3.12%) Ruby
12 19 (2.70%) VB.NET
13 17 (2.41%) Bash Shell
14 14 (1.99%) PHP
15 12 (1.70%) Scala
15 12 (1.70%) VBA
16 10 (1.42%) Perl
16 10 (1.42%) VB
17 9 (1.28%) VC++
18 7 (0.99%) C
Qualifications
1 115 (16.31%) Security Cleared
2 81 (11.49%) SC Cleared
3 22 (3.12%) Degree
4 18 (2.55%) DV Cleared
5 17 (2.41%) BPSS Clearance
6 16 (2.27%) ISEB
7 9 (1.28%) ISTQB
8 7 (0.99%) Oracle Certification
9 4 (0.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 3 (0.43%) DBS Check
10 3 (0.43%) ISEB Practitioner
11 2 (0.28%) BC Cleared
11 2 (0.28%) CCNA
11 2 (0.28%) CEH
11 2 (0.28%) Cisco Certification
11 2 (0.28%) CISSP
11 2 (0.28%) HNC
11 2 (0.28%) HND
11 2 (0.28%) MCSE
11 2 (0.28%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (3.69%) QA
2 17 (2.41%) Data Quality
3 12 (1.70%) Disclosure Scotland
4 11 (1.56%) IFRS
4 11 (1.56%) IFRS 9
5 7 (0.99%) Basel II
5 7 (0.99%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 5 (0.71%) SLA
7 3 (0.43%) ISO 9000
7 3 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 3 (0.43%) PCI DSS
7 3 (0.43%) WCAG
8 2 (0.28%) HL7
8 2 (0.28%) ISO 14001
8 2 (0.28%) ISO 9001
8 2 (0.28%) JSP 440
8 2 (0.28%) SDET
System Software
1 49 (6.95%) Docker
2 17 (2.41%) Active Directory
2 17 (2.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (1.28%) LXC
3 9 (1.28%) Virtual Machines
4 8 (1.13%) Hyper-V
5 4 (0.57%) VirtualBox
5 4 (0.57%) vSphere
6 2 (0.28%) HDFS
6 2 (0.28%) Oracle RAC
6 2 (0.28%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.14%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 11 (1.56%) Ansible
2 8 (1.13%) Nagios
2 8 (1.13%) SCCM
2 8 (1.13%) vRealize
3 7 (0.99%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
4 6 (0.85%) HP Quality Center
5 5 (0.71%) Failover Clustering
5 5 (0.71%) NetBackup
5 5 (0.71%) Opscode Chef
6 4 (0.57%) OSSEC
6 4 (0.57%) Terraform
7 3 (0.43%) Netcool
7 3 (0.43%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 3 (0.43%) Oracle RMAN
8 2 (0.28%) Hadoop YARN
8 2 (0.28%) Nessus
8 2 (0.28%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 2 (0.28%) Puppet
8 2 (0.28%) Unicenter
8 2 (0.28%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 188 (26.67%) Oracle
2 150 (21.28%) Microsoft
3 43 (6.10%) SAP
4 29 (4.11%) VMware
5 17 (2.41%) IBM
6 14 (1.99%) Red Hat
7 13 (1.84%) HP
7 13 (1.84%) Tableau
8 12 (1.70%) Teradata
9 11 (1.56%) Citrix
9 11 (1.56%) Hyperion
10 8 (1.13%) ATG
11 7 (0.99%) Informatica
12 6 (0.85%) Google
13 5 (0.71%) IFS
13 5 (0.71%) Murex
14 4 (0.57%) New Relic
14 4 (0.57%) Sitecore
15 3 (0.43%) hybris
15 3 (0.43%) Splunk
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