Period
to 2 July 2020

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 2 July 2020 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
2 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 17 11 7
Rank change year-on-year -6 -4 0
Contract jobs citing SQL 267 640 619
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South West 8.75% 10.38% 11.87%
As % of the Programming Languages category 23.18% 25.10% 30.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 155 471 448
Median daily rate £445 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.71% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £308 £281 £250
90th Percentile £550 £600 £533
England median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 7 4
Median hourly rate £35.00 £40.50 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.58% -10.00% +4.65%
10th Percentile £19.80 £27.50 £38.13
90th Percentile £46.00 £60.00 £145.50
England median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £27.16
% change year-on-year - +28.87% -32.10%

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 1,152 2,550 2,039
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 37.76% 41.36% 39.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 725 1,613 1,258
Median daily rate £475 £450 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +11.11% +8.00%
10th Percentile £325 £307 £277
90th Percentile £603 £613 £563
England median daily rate £500 £480 £475
% change year-on-year +4.17% +1.05% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 146 96
Median hourly rate £35.00 £45.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.22% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £23.60 £35.00 £26.75
90th Percentile £49.75 £52.50 £48.75
Median hourly rate £35.00 £43.50 £41.50
% change year-on-year -19.54% +4.82% +0.61%

SQL
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

Job postings citing SQL as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing SQL in the South West.

Daily rate trend for SQL in the South West

SQL
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing SQL in the South West over the 6 months to 2 July 2020.

Daily rate histogram for SQL in the South West

SQL
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing SQL in the South West.

Hourly rate trend for SQL in the South West

SQL
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing SQL in the South West over the 6 months to 2 July 2020.

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 2 July 2020. 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 -11 67 £450 +10.77% 26
Wiltshire -4 54 £450 +2.86% 18
Somerset -4 45 £410 +13.10% 13
Devon -11 37 £420 - 13
Dorset +9 28 £450 -10.00% 19
Gloucestershire -12 20 £500 +17.65% 28
Cornwall +7 3 £300 -18.64%
SQL
England

For the 6 months to 2 July 2020, 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 90 (33.71%) Agile Software Development
2 84 (31.46%) SQL Server
3 80 (29.96%) Security Cleared
4 72 (26.97%) Azure
4 72 (26.97%) .NET
4 72 (26.97%) Microsoft
5 69 (25.84%) C#
6 67 (25.09%) SC Cleared
7 48 (17.98%) JavaScript
8 47 (17.60%) Finance
9 46 (17.23%) Windows
10 45 (16.85%) Business Intelligence
11 44 (16.48%) DevOps
12 42 (15.73%) ASP.NET
13 41 (15.36%) Java
14 39 (14.61%) Oracle
15 38 (14.23%) Scrum
16 36 (13.48%) Migration
16 36 (13.48%) Web Services
16 36 (13.48%) Python
17 34 (12.73%) SOAP
17 34 (12.73%) PowerShell
18 33 (12.36%) Git (software)
19 32 (11.99%) T-SQL
20 30 (11.24%) AWS
20 30 (11.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
21 29 (10.86%) Selenium
21 29 (10.86%) REST
22 28 (10.49%) Continuous Integration
23 26 (9.74%) .NET Framework

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 17 (6.37%) IIS
2 16 (5.99%) NServiceBus
3 13 (4.87%) Confluence
4 10 (3.75%) Apache
5 9 (3.37%) Apache Spark
6 6 (2.25%) Tomcat
7 4 (1.50%) SharePoint
8 3 (1.12%) CMS
8 3 (1.12%) DNN
9 2 (0.75%) Elasticsearch
9 2 (0.75%) Moodle
9 2 (0.75%) OpenStack
9 2 (0.75%) Skype for Business
9 2 (0.75%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2010
10 1 (0.37%) Oracle Service Bus
10 1 (0.37%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 1 (0.37%) Oracle Workflow
10 1 (0.37%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.37%) WordPress
Applications
1 10 (3.75%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (1.50%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (1.50%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (1.12%) Oracle Payables
2 3 (1.12%) Oracle Receivables
2 3 (1.12%) Q-Pulse
3 2 (0.75%) Oracle FAH
3 2 (0.75%) Oracle Financials
3 2 (0.75%) Oracle General Ledger
4 1 (0.37%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.37%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.37%) iTrent
4 1 (0.37%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.37%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.37%) Oracle iProcurement
4 1 (0.37%) ResourceLink
4 1 (0.37%) SAP S/4HANA
4 1 (0.37%) Unica
4 1 (0.37%) Unit4 Business World
4 1 (0.37%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 72 (26.97%) Azure
2 30 (11.24%) AWS
3 23 (8.61%) Power Platform
4 16 (5.99%) Office 365
5 9 (3.37%) GitHub
6 8 (3.00%) SaaS
7 7 (2.62%) Azure Data Factory
8 3 (1.12%) Azure Active Directory
8 3 (1.12%) GCP
8 3 (1.12%) IaaS
9 2 (0.75%) Amazon EC2
9 2 (0.75%) Amazon S3
9 2 (0.75%) Amazon SQS
9 2 (0.75%) AWS Lambda
9 2 (0.75%) Dynamics 365
9 2 (0.75%) NuGet
9 2 (0.75%) Serverless
10 1 (0.37%) Google Analytics
10 1 (0.37%) Logic Apps
10 1 (0.37%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (4.49%) Firewall
2 11 (4.12%) DNS
3 8 (3.00%) DHCP
4 6 (2.25%) Skype
5 2 (0.75%) IPsec
5 2 (0.75%) LAN
5 2 (0.75%) NAS
5 2 (0.75%) Network Security
5 2 (0.75%) SAN
5 2 (0.75%) VLAN
5 2 (0.75%) WAN
5 2 (0.75%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (0.37%) 3G
6 1 (0.37%) HTTP
6 1 (0.37%) Intranet
6 1 (0.37%) LTE
6 1 (0.37%) MPLS
6 1 (0.37%) PPP
6 1 (0.37%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.37%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 84 (31.46%) SQL Server
2 30 (11.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 26 (9.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 23 (8.61%) Data Warehouse
4 23 (8.61%) Power BI
5 17 (6.37%) Relational Database
6 12 (4.49%) Big Data
6 12 (4.49%) NoSQL
7 11 (4.12%) Hadoop
8 10 (3.75%) MySQL
8 10 (3.75%) PostgreSQL
9 9 (3.37%) Apache Hive
9 9 (3.37%) Oracle Database
9 9 (3.37%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 8 (3.00%) Azure SQL Database
11 7 (2.62%) Oracle Reports
12 6 (2.25%) HBase
13 5 (1.87%) Data Lake
13 5 (1.87%) QlikView
14 4 (1.50%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 33 (12.36%) Git (software)
2 29 (10.86%) Selenium
3 25 (9.36%) Team Foundation Server
4 24 (8.99%) Jenkins
5 22 (8.24%) JIRA
5 22 (8.24%) SpecFlow
6 15 (5.62%) Cucumber
7 14 (5.24%) IBM UrbanCode
8 13 (4.87%) JMeter
9 11 (4.12%) Maven
10 10 (3.75%) Visual Studio
11 9 (3.37%) Bitbucket
11 9 (3.37%) Mockito
12 7 (2.62%) Hudson
12 7 (2.62%) Sonatype Nexus
13 6 (2.25%) Bitbucket Server
13 6 (2.25%) Oracle Forms
13 6 (2.25%) WebDriver
14 5 (1.87%) JUnit
14 5 (1.87%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 47 (17.60%) Finance
2 17 (6.37%) Public Sector
3 6 (2.25%) Banking
4 5 (1.87%) Manufacturing
4 5 (1.87%) Marketing
5 4 (1.50%) Electronics
5 4 (1.50%) Legal
5 4 (1.50%) Military
5 4 (1.50%) Retail
5 4 (1.50%) Telecoms
6 2 (0.75%) Financial Institution
6 2 (0.75%) German Language
7 1 (0.37%) Advertising
7 1 (0.37%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.37%) Back Office
7 1 (0.37%) General Ledger
7 1 (0.37%) Law
7 1 (0.37%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 119 (44.57%) Developer
2 48 (17.98%) .NET Developer
3 41 (15.36%) Analyst
4 34 (12.73%) SQL Developer
5 24 (8.99%) C# Developer
6 21 (7.87%) Data Engineer
7 19 (7.12%) C# .NET Developer
8 16 (5.99%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 13 (4.87%) Systems Engineer
10 12 (4.49%) Administrator
10 12 (4.49%) Data Analyst
11 11 (4.12%) ASP.NET Developer
12 10 (3.75%) Oracle Developer
12 10 (3.75%) Software Developer
12 10 (3.75%) Software Engineer
12 10 (3.75%) Systems Administrator
12 10 (3.75%) Windows Administrator
12 10 (3.75%) Windows Engineer
12 10 (3.75%) Windows Systems Administrator
12 10 (3.75%) Windows Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 72 (26.97%) .NET
2 42 (15.73%) ASP.NET
3 36 (13.48%) Web Services
4 34 (12.73%) SOAP
5 29 (10.86%) REST
6 26 (9.74%) .NET Framework
7 22 (8.24%) HTML
8 20 (7.49%) CSS
9 19 (7.12%) AngularJS
10 18 (6.74%) Entity Framework
10 18 (6.74%) XML
11 17 (6.37%) RESTful
12 15 (5.62%) Spring
13 14 (5.24%) .NET Core
14 13 (4.87%) Kafka
14 13 (4.87%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 11 (4.12%) JSON
16 10 (3.75%) jQuery
16 10 (3.75%) Spring Boot
17 7 (2.62%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 19 (7.12%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (4.12%) User Experience
3 8 (3.00%) Management Information System
3 8 (3.00%) Private Cloud
4 6 (2.25%) PKI
5 4 (1.50%) Algorithms
6 3 (1.12%) Mobile App
6 3 (1.12%) NHS
6 3 (1.12%) Public Cloud
6 3 (1.12%) Virtual Team
7 2 (0.75%) Data Centre
7 2 (0.75%) Freedom of Information
7 2 (0.75%) Hybrid Cloud
7 2 (0.75%) Reference Data
7 2 (0.75%) Replication
7 2 (0.75%) Self-Motivation
8 1 (0.37%) Credit Risk
8 1 (0.37%) Cyberattack
8 1 (0.37%) Greenfield Project
8 1 (0.37%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 46 (17.23%) Windows
2 23 (8.61%) Linux
3 17 (6.37%) Windows Server
4 11 (4.12%) Unix
4 11 (4.12%) Windows Server 2012
5 10 (3.75%) Windows XP
6 8 (3.00%) Windows Server 2016
7 5 (1.87%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (1.50%) CentOS
8 4 (1.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.75%) Solaris
10 1 (0.37%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.37%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.37%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 90 (33.71%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (16.85%) Business Intelligence
3 44 (16.48%) DevOps
4 38 (14.23%) Scrum
5 36 (13.48%) Migration
6 28 (10.49%) Continuous Integration
7 26 (9.74%) Data Modelling
8 24 (8.99%) Test Automation
9 23 (8.61%) ETL
10 22 (8.24%) ITIL
10 22 (8.24%) MVC
10 22 (8.24%) Software Engineering
11 21 (7.87%) TDD
11 21 (7.87%) Unit Testing
12 19 (7.12%) Stakeholder Management
13 18 (6.74%) Kanban
14 17 (6.37%) OOP
14 17 (6.37%) Problem-Solving
15 16 (5.99%) OO
15 16 (5.99%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 69 (25.84%) C#
2 48 (17.98%) JavaScript
3 41 (15.36%) Java
4 36 (13.48%) Python
5 34 (12.73%) PowerShell
6 32 (11.99%) T-SQL
7 21 (7.87%) PL/SQL
8 16 (5.99%) Bash Shell
9 12 (4.49%) Shell Script
10 11 (4.12%) Scala
11 8 (3.00%) VB
12 7 (2.62%) C++
12 7 (2.62%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
12 7 (2.62%) Java 8
12 7 (2.62%) VB.NET
13 6 (2.25%) C
13 6 (2.25%) TypeScript
14 5 (1.87%) VBA
15 4 (1.50%) Perl
15 4 (1.50%) PHP
Qualifications
1 80 (29.96%) Security Cleared
2 67 (25.09%) SC Cleared
3 14 (5.24%) Degree
4 8 (3.00%) Computer Science Degree
5 7 (2.62%) DV Cleared
6 5 (1.87%) AWS Certification
6 5 (1.87%) MCSA
6 5 (1.87%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (1.12%) MCSE
7 3 (1.12%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 2 (0.75%) CCNA
8 2 (0.75%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (0.75%) ISTQB
8 2 (0.75%) Postgraduate
9 1 (0.37%) APMP
9 1 (0.37%) PhD
9 1 (0.37%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.37%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.25%) QA
2 5 (1.87%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.75%) SLA
4 1 (0.37%) GLP
4 1 (0.37%) GxP
4 1 (0.37%) IFRS
4 1 (0.37%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 17025
System Software
1 24 (8.99%) Active Directory
2 10 (3.75%) XenApp
3 9 (3.37%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (3.00%) HDFS
5 7 (2.62%) vSphere
6 6 (2.25%) Docker
7 5 (1.87%) Virtual Machines
8 4 (1.50%) Hyper-V
8 4 (1.50%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.37%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (0.37%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 13 (4.87%) SCCM
2 11 (4.12%) SCOM
3 6 (2.25%) Hadoop YARN
4 5 (1.87%) Ansible
5 4 (1.50%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (1.50%) Puppet
5 4 (1.50%) SCVMM
6 3 (1.12%) Kubernetes
6 3 (1.12%) Terraform
7 2 (0.75%) HP ALM
7 2 (0.75%) Nagios
7 2 (0.75%) NetBackup
7 2 (0.75%) OpenView
7 2 (0.75%) Prometheus
7 2 (0.75%) Tivoli
7 2 (0.75%) WSUS
8 1 (0.37%) FortiGate
8 1 (0.37%) Microsoft Clustering
8 1 (0.37%) NetIQ Identity Manager
8 1 (0.37%) Network Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 72 (26.97%) Microsoft
2 39 (14.61%) Oracle
3 16 (5.99%) VMware
4 13 (4.87%) Citrix
5 11 (4.12%) SAP
6 8 (3.00%) HP
6 8 (3.00%) IBM
6 8 (3.00%) Tableau
6 8 (3.00%) Telerik
7 7 (2.62%) AppDynamics
7 7 (2.62%) Dynatrace
8 6 (2.25%) Hortonworks
9 5 (1.87%) Atlassian
10 4 (1.50%) Red Hat
11 3 (1.12%) Cisco
11 3 (1.12%) Cognos
11 3 (1.12%) Databricks
11 3 (1.12%) Google
11 3 (1.12%) IFS
11 3 (1.12%) Sybase