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 24 June 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
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 7 9 6
Rank change year-on-year +2 -3  
Contract jobs citing SQL 341 387 466
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 12.74% 12.99% 15.02%
As % of the Programming Languages category 33.93% 34.19% 39.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 206 283 335
Median daily rate £375 £350 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +3.70%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £270 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £437 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £340
% change year-on-year +3.44% +6.61%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 13 27
Median hourly rate £47.50 £34.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +37.68% +25.45%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.50 £13.70 £19.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.50 £47.20 £37.71
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £32.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year +23.07% +44.44%  

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 1005 1132 1188
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 37.54% 37.99% 38.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 609 711 784
Median daily rate £375 £365 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.73% -2.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 80 74
Median hourly rate £47.50 £39.00 £35.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.79% +9.85%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.60 £25.00 £20.19
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £49.80 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £36.50
% change year-on-year +13.33% +2.73%  

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 24 June 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 3 months to 24 June 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 24 June 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 +2 112 £400 +14.28% 53
Wiltshire -5 58 £348 -4.13% 19
Devon -5 47 £363 +6.76% 15
Somerset +5 44 £375 +7.14% 11
Gloucestershire -3 39 £338 -3.57% 20
Dorset +12 29 £345 -1.42% 26
SQL
England

For the 6 months to 24 June 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.

1 200 (29.81%) SQL Server
2 186 (27.72%) Agile Software Development
3 171 (25.48%) Finance
4 168 (25.04%) Oracle
5 167 (24.89%) .NET
6 163 (24.29%) C#
7 145 (21.61%) Microsoft
8 140 (20.86%) Java
9 129 (19.23%) JavaScript
10 126 (18.78%) Business Intelligence
11 110 (16.39%) MVC
12 108 (16.10%) Windows
13 107 (15.95%) HTML
14 106 (15.80%) Security Cleared
15 95 (14.16%) CSS
15 95 (14.16%) Test Automation
16 81 (12.07%) T-SQL
17 80 (11.92%) PL/SQL
18 77 (11.48%) XML
19 75 (11.18%) ASP.NET
20 73 (10.88%) Web Services
20 73 (10.88%) Data Warehouse
21 69 (10.28%) SC Cleared
22 64 (9.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
23 63 (9.39%) Spring
24 62 (9.24%) Scrum
24 62 (9.24%) ETL
25 61 (9.09%) Linux
26 60 (8.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
27 59 (8.79%) Unix

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 34 (5.07%) SharePoint
2 29 (4.32%) IIS
3 21 (3.13%) Tomcat
4 20 (2.98%) WebLogic
5 19 (2.83%) Apache
5 19 (2.83%) MS Exchange
6 16 (2.38%) SAS
7 12 (1.79%) SharePoint Server
8 10 (1.49%) CMS
8 10 (1.49%) Mule
8 10 (1.49%) Mule ESB
9 9 (1.34%) Exchange Server 2010
9 9 (1.34%) SharePoint 2010
10 8 (1.19%) Exchange Server 2013
10 8 (1.19%) SharePoint 2013
11 7 (1.04%) NServiceBus
12 6 (0.89%) ColdFusion
12 6 (0.89%) Confluence
12 6 (0.89%) WebSphere
13 5 (0.75%) JBoss
Applications
1 19 (2.83%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (0.89%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (0.60%) LaTeX
4 3 (0.45%) InfoPath
4 3 (0.45%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.45%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.15%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.15%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.15%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 35 (5.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 28 (4.17%) Dynamics CRM
3 8 (1.19%) Oracle Applications
4 5 (0.75%) Maximo
5 4 (0.60%) Oracle EBS
6 3 (0.45%) Dynamics AX
6 3 (0.45%) Unit4 Business World
7 2 (0.30%) Dynamics GP
7 2 (0.30%) HFM
7 2 (0.30%) Hyperion Planning
7 2 (0.30%) OpenText Process Suite
7 2 (0.30%) Oracle 11i
8 1 (0.15%) Infor LN
8 1 (0.15%) Oracle BPM
8 1 (0.15%) Oracle EBS R12
8 1 (0.15%) SAP BPC
8 1 (0.15%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 51 (7.60%) Microsoft Azure
2 33 (4.92%) Amazon AWS
3 12 (1.79%) Office 365
4 10 (1.49%) Amazon EC2
5 9 (1.34%) IaaS
5 9 (1.34%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 8 (1.19%) Cloud Computing
7 6 (0.89%) GitHub
8 4 (0.60%) Azure Data Factory
9 2 (0.30%) Amazon ElastiCache
9 2 (0.30%) Google Cloud Platform
10 1 (0.15%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
10 1 (0.15%) Azure Active Directory
10 1 (0.15%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 30 (4.47%) Internet
2 16 (2.38%) DNS
3 15 (2.24%) DHCP
4 14 (2.09%) Extranet
5 12 (1.79%) SAN
6 9 (1.34%) LAN
7 8 (1.19%) PuTTY
7 8 (1.19%) WinSCP
8 7 (1.04%) DMZ
8 7 (1.04%) Firewall
8 7 (1.04%) NAS
9 6 (0.89%) Intranet
9 6 (0.89%) Reverse Proxy
9 6 (0.89%) TCP/IP
10 5 (0.75%) LDAP
11 4 (0.60%) Cisco ASA
11 4 (0.60%) HTTP
12 3 (0.45%) VLAN
12 3 (0.45%) VPN
12 3 (0.45%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 200 (29.81%) SQL Server
2 73 (10.88%) Data Warehouse
3 64 (9.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 60 (8.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 57 (8.49%) Oracle Database
6 47 (7.00%) SQL Server 2008
7 46 (6.86%) SQL Server 2012
8 42 (6.26%) Relational Database
9 32 (4.77%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 30 (4.47%) Oracle Database 11g
11 24 (3.58%) PostgreSQL
11 24 (3.58%) SQL Server 2014
12 21 (3.13%) Oracle Reports
13 19 (2.83%) Oracle Database 10g
14 17 (2.53%) MySQL
15 16 (2.38%) Power BI
16 15 (2.24%) BusinessObjects
16 15 (2.24%) SQL Server 2016
17 13 (1.94%) MS Access
18 12 (1.79%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 56 (8.35%) Jenkins
1 56 (8.35%) Team Foundation Server
2 55 (8.20%) Git (software)
3 38 (5.66%) Selenium
4 34 (5.07%) Maven
5 29 (4.32%) Ant
6 28 (4.17%) Visual Studio
7 24 (3.58%) Eclipse
7 24 (3.58%) JIRA
8 23 (3.43%) Cucumber
8 23 (3.43%) Oracle APEX
8 23 (3.43%) TeamCity
9 21 (3.13%) Subversion
10 16 (2.38%) Gradle
10 16 (2.38%) HP UFT
10 16 (2.38%) JUnit
10 16 (2.38%) Oracle Forms
11 15 (2.24%) SpecFlow
12 13 (1.94%) Toad
13 12 (1.79%) Vagrant
General
1 171 (25.48%) Finance
2 45 (6.71%) Marketing
3 41 (6.11%) Manufacturing
4 40 (5.96%) Telecoms
5 37 (5.51%) Electronics
6 35 (5.22%) Banking
7 27 (4.02%) Retail
8 9 (1.34%) Back Office
9 8 (1.19%) Advertising
9 8 (1.19%) Retail Banking
10 6 (0.89%) Billing
10 6 (0.89%) Investment Banking
11 4 (0.60%) Military
12 3 (0.45%) Financial Institution
12 3 (0.45%) Games
12 3 (0.45%) General Ledger
12 3 (0.45%) Law
13 2 (0.30%) Aerospace
13 2 (0.30%) Legal
13 2 (0.30%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 371 (55.29%) Developer
2 98 (14.61%) Analyst
3 79 (11.77%) SQL Developer
4 76 (11.33%) .NET Developer
5 61 (9.09%) Java Developer
6 54 (8.05%) C# Developer
7 43 (6.41%) Consultant
8 42 (6.26%) Oracle Developer
9 34 (5.07%) DBA
10 31 (4.62%) Business Intelligence Developer
11 25 (3.73%) Test Analyst
12 23 (3.43%) Senior Developer
13 22 (3.28%) Tester
14 21 (3.13%) SQL DBA
15 20 (2.98%) CRM Developer
16 19 (2.83%) Software Developer
17 18 (2.68%) C# .NET Developer
17 18 (2.68%) SSIS Developer
17 18 (2.68%) Support Analyst
18 17 (2.53%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 167 (24.89%) .NET
2 107 (15.95%) HTML
3 95 (14.16%) CSS
4 77 (11.48%) XML
5 75 (11.18%) ASP.NET
6 73 (10.88%) Web Services
7 63 (9.39%) Spring
8 55 (8.20%) JSON
9 49 (7.30%) Hibernate
9 49 (7.30%) REST
10 44 (6.56%) jQuery
11 42 (6.26%) ASP.NET Web API
12 37 (5.51%) SOAP
13 34 (5.07%) WCF
14 33 (4.92%) .NET Framework
15 32 (4.77%) AngularJS
16 29 (4.32%) RESTful
16 29 (4.32%) WPF
17 27 (4.02%) Ajax
18 25 (3.73%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 53 (7.90%) Analytical Skills
2 31 (4.62%) Greenfield Project
3 13 (1.94%) Computer Science
3 13 (1.94%) PKI
4 12 (1.79%) Management Information System
4 12 (1.79%) RIA
5 9 (1.34%) N-Tier
6 8 (1.19%) Clustering
6 8 (1.19%) Data Structures
7 7 (1.04%) Data Centre
7 7 (1.04%) Web 2.0
8 6 (0.89%) Data Protection Act
8 6 (0.89%) VAX
9 5 (0.75%) Enterprise Software
9 5 (0.75%) Linked Data
9 5 (0.75%) Virtual Team
10 4 (0.60%) Mobile App
10 4 (0.60%) NHS
11 3 (0.45%) Social Media
11 3 (0.45%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 108 (16.10%) Windows
2 61 (9.09%) Linux
3 59 (8.79%) Unix
4 42 (6.26%) Windows Server
5 26 (3.87%) Windows Server 2012
6 23 (3.43%) Windows Server 2008
7 17 (2.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 15 (2.24%) Windows Server 2003
9 9 (1.34%) Android
9 9 (1.34%) Mac OS
10 7 (1.04%) Apple iOS
10 7 (1.04%) Oracle Linux
11 6 (0.89%) Solaris
12 5 (0.75%) CentOS
12 5 (0.75%) Windows 7
13 3 (0.45%) Windows 10
13 3 (0.45%) Windows XP
14 2 (0.30%) Data ONTAP
15 1 (0.15%) AIX
15 1 (0.15%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 186 (27.72%) Agile Software Development
2 126 (18.78%) Business Intelligence
3 110 (16.39%) MVC
4 95 (14.16%) Test Automation
5 62 (9.24%) ETL
5 62 (9.24%) Scrum
6 59 (8.79%) Continuous Integration
7 56 (8.35%) Migration
8 50 (7.45%) Data Modelling
9 48 (7.15%) TDD
10 43 (6.41%) Unit Testing
11 40 (5.96%) Programme Management
12 36 (5.37%) Data Analysis
13 35 (5.22%) Digital Marketing
14 33 (4.92%) BDD
14 33 (4.92%) Stakeholder Management
15 32 (4.77%) Software Engineering
16 31 (4.62%) Data Migration
17 30 (4.47%) CRM
17 30 (4.47%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 163 (24.29%) C#
2 140 (20.86%) Java
3 129 (19.23%) JavaScript
4 81 (12.07%) T-SQL
5 80 (11.92%) PL/SQL
6 42 (6.26%) Python
7 40 (5.96%) PowerShell
8 16 (2.38%) Shell Script
9 14 (2.09%) Ruby
10 13 (1.94%) Bash Shell
10 13 (1.94%) VBA
11 12 (1.79%) PHP
12 11 (1.64%) VB
13 10 (1.49%) C++
13 10 (1.49%) Scala
14 8 (1.19%) F#
15 7 (1.04%) Perl
15 7 (1.04%) VB.NET
16 5 (0.75%) C
16 5 (0.75%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 106 (15.80%) Security Cleared
2 69 (10.28%) SC Cleared
3 23 (3.43%) Degree
4 21 (3.13%) DV Cleared
5 12 (1.79%) ISEB
6 8 (1.19%) BPSS Clearance
6 8 (1.19%) Computer Science Degree
6 8 (1.19%) Oracle Certification
7 7 (1.04%) ISTQB
7 7 (1.04%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 6 (0.89%) HNC
8 6 (0.89%) HND
8 6 (0.89%) ISEB Practitioner
9 4 (0.60%) DBS Check
10 1 (0.15%) BC Cleared
10 1 (0.15%) CCNA
10 1 (0.15%) Master's Degree
10 1 (0.15%) MCSA
10 1 (0.15%) MCSE
10 1 (0.15%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (5.81%) QA
2 16 (2.38%) Data Quality
3 9 (1.34%) Disclosure Scotland
4 5 (0.75%) IFRS
4 5 (0.75%) IFRS 9
5 3 (0.45%) Basel II
5 3 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.45%) RMADS
5 3 (0.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 3 (0.45%) SLA
5 3 (0.45%) WCAG
6 2 (0.30%) ISO 14001
6 2 (0.30%) ISO 9000
6 2 (0.30%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 1 (0.15%) COBIT
7 1 (0.15%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 35 (5.22%) Active Directory
2 33 (4.92%) Docker
3 16 (2.38%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (1.34%) Hyper-V
4 9 (1.34%) Virtual Machines
4 9 (1.34%) VirtualBox
5 8 (1.19%) vSphere
6 5 (0.75%) Samba
6 5 (0.75%) Squid
7 4 (0.60%) LXC
8 3 (0.45%) Oracle RAC
9 2 (0.30%) NFS
9 2 (0.30%) Xen
10 1 (0.15%) HDFS
10 1 (0.15%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.15%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 12 (1.79%) vRealize
2 11 (1.64%) SCCM
3 7 (1.04%) Ansible
4 6 (0.89%) Oracle RMAN
4 6 (0.89%) WSUS
5 5 (0.75%) HP Quality Center
5 5 (0.75%) McAfee ePO
5 5 (0.75%) Nagios
5 5 (0.75%) NetBackup
5 5 (0.75%) vCenter Server
5 5 (0.75%) Webmin
5 5 (0.75%) Xymon
6 3 (0.45%) Netcool
6 3 (0.45%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 3 (0.45%) SCOrch
6 3 (0.45%) SCSM
7 2 (0.30%) Data Guard
7 2 (0.30%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (0.30%) Puppet
7 2 (0.30%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 168 (25.04%) Oracle
2 145 (21.61%) Microsoft
3 42 (6.26%) SAP
4 38 (5.66%) VMware
5 25 (3.73%) Red Hat
6 16 (2.38%) Citrix
7 13 (1.94%) Tableau
7 13 (1.94%) Teradata
8 11 (1.64%) HP
9 10 (1.49%) IBM
10 9 (1.34%) ATG
10 9 (1.34%) Epicor
11 8 (1.19%) Cisco
12 6 (0.89%) Google
12 6 (0.89%) hybris
12 6 (0.89%) Informatica
12 6 (0.89%) McAfee
12 6 (0.89%) Sun
12 6 (0.89%) Talend
13 5 (0.75%) Veeam
Bournemouth, Dorset
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Gloucestershire
CPS Group UK
Rate: £325 - £375 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol
Nigel Frank International
Rate: £350 - £450 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Exeter, Devon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 - £325 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
South West
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £320 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Hydrogen Group
Posted: 3 days ago
South West England
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
CPS Group UK
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Plymouth, Devon
Computer People
Posted: 3 days ago
South West England
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Plymouth, Devon
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £295 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Sanderson
Rate: £275 - £325 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
Plymouth, Devon
Experis Ltd
Rate: £30 - £40 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Swindon
CPS Group Limited
Rate: £275 - £325 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
Gloucestershire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £200 - £225 per day +
Posted: Yesterday
Swindon, Wiltshire
IBM Client Innovation Centre
Rate: From £36,800 to £48,600 per annum dependent on experience & assessment
Posted: 22 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
IBM Client Innovation Centre
Rate: From £36,000 to £42,700 per annum dependent on experience & assessment
Posted: 15 days ago
Bristol
People Source Consulting
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 23 days ago
Gloucestershire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £400 - £440 per day
Posted: 23 days ago