Period
to 15 September 2019

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 15 September 2019 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
15 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 10 8 8
Rank change year-on-year -2 0 -2
Contract jobs citing SQL 675 729 689
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 10.68% 12.74% 12.58%
As % of the Programming Languages category 26.03% 31.99% 33.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 471 514 426
South West median daily rate £413 £395 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.43% +5.33% +7.14%
10th Percentile £281 £263 £255
90th Percentile £575 £538 £494
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 10 27
South West median hourly rate £39.50 £40.50 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.47% -10.00% +36.36%
10th Percentile £15.90 £34.05 £16.75
90th Percentile £44.35 £68.88 £58.75
England median hourly rate £35.07 £27.62 £28.98
% change year-on-year +26.98% -4.72% -0.06%

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 2,593 2,279 2,078
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 41.02% 39.83% 37.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,612 1,450 1,268
South West median daily rate £439 £413 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.36% +10.00% +5.49%
10th Percentile £304 £280 £270
90th Percentile £600 £563 £513
England median daily rate £478 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +0.53% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 157 113 103
South West median hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 £43.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.88% -1.16% +7.50%
10th Percentile £24.50 £26.90 £17.80
90th Percentile £54.25 £48.50 £53.75
England median hourly rate £44.00 £42.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +6.67%

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 15 September 2019.

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 15 September 2019.

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 15 September 2019. 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 -7 194 £390 -2.50% 89
Wiltshire -2 164 £450 +9.09% 71
Somerset 0 97 £425 +9.68% 20
Gloucestershire -12 89 £425 -3.41% 42
Devon -6 81 £385 +18.46% 47
Dorset -3 33 £438 +18.24% 57
Cornwall +15 2 £356 +18.55% 22
SQL
England

For the 6 months to 15 September 2019, 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.

1 226 (33.48%) Agile Software Development
2 181 (26.81%) SQL Server
3 156 (23.11%) Microsoft
4 155 (22.96%) Azure
5 150 (22.22%) Business Intelligence
6 133 (19.70%) Security Cleared
7 132 (19.56%) C#
8 129 (19.11%) Oracle
9 119 (17.63%) .NET
10 112 (16.59%) JavaScript
11 111 (16.44%) Finance
12 101 (14.96%) Data Warehouse
13 91 (13.48%) ETL
14 89 (13.19%) SC Cleared
15 86 (12.74%) Linux
16 85 (12.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 84 (12.44%) Windows
17 84 (12.44%) Analytical Skills
18 83 (12.30%) Java
19 79 (11.70%) XML
20 78 (11.56%) Migration
20 78 (11.56%) Power Platform
21 74 (10.96%) Power BI
22 73 (10.81%) DevOps
22 73 (10.81%) HTML
23 69 (10.22%) AWS
24 68 (10.07%) CSS
25 67 (9.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
26 64 (9.48%) T-SQL
27 63 (9.33%) Scrum

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 27 (4.00%) SharePoint
2 16 (2.37%) Confluence
2 16 (2.37%) MS Exchange
3 15 (2.22%) Tomcat
4 12 (1.78%) Exchange Server 2010
5 10 (1.48%) Apache
6 9 (1.33%) IIS
7 8 (1.19%) Apache Spark
7 8 (1.19%) WebLogic
8 6 (0.89%) Elasticsearch
8 6 (0.89%) Exchange Server 2013
9 5 (0.74%) WordPress
10 3 (0.44%) CMS
10 3 (0.44%) JBoss
10 3 (0.44%) SharePoint Server
10 3 (0.44%) Skype for Business
10 3 (0.44%) WebSphere
11 2 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2007
11 2 (0.30%) NetWeaver
11 2 (0.30%) SAS
Applications
1 50 (7.41%) Microsoft Excel
2 28 (4.15%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (0.74%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (0.59%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.30%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.15%) SPSS
6 1 (0.15%) Weka
6 1 (0.15%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 12 (1.78%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.74%) BASE24
2 5 (0.74%) Oracle BPM
3 3 (0.44%) Elite 3E
3 3 (0.44%) NetSuite
3 3 (0.44%) Teamcenter
3 3 (0.44%) Visualfiles
4 1 (0.15%) Actimize
4 1 (0.15%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.15%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.15%) Magento
4 1 (0.15%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.15%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.15%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 155 (22.96%) Azure
2 78 (11.56%) Power Platform
3 69 (10.22%) AWS
4 30 (4.44%) Office 365
5 23 (3.41%) Azure Data Factory
6 22 (3.26%) Serverless
7 18 (2.67%) GCP
8 16 (2.37%) Dynamics 365
8 16 (2.37%) PaaS
9 15 (2.22%) SaaS
10 14 (2.07%) Cloud Computing
11 13 (1.93%) AWS Lambda
12 12 (1.78%) Amazon S3
13 11 (1.63%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 10 (1.48%) PowerApps
15 9 (1.33%) Azure Functions
16 6 (0.89%) GitHub
17 4 (0.59%) Azure Stack
17 4 (0.59%) IaaS
17 4 (0.59%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 20 (2.96%) Firewall
2 18 (2.67%) DNS
3 14 (2.07%) DHCP
4 13 (1.93%) SAN
5 12 (1.78%) FTP
6 9 (1.33%) LAN
6 9 (1.33%) Skype
6 9 (1.33%) WAN
7 8 (1.19%) TCP/IP
7 8 (1.19%) WLAN
8 7 (1.04%) Internet
8 7 (1.04%) NetScaler
9 4 (0.59%) HTTP
9 4 (0.59%) Intranet
9 4 (0.59%) SSL
10 3 (0.44%) Remote Desktop
11 2 (0.30%) HTTPS
11 2 (0.30%) VPN
11 2 (0.30%) X.509
12 1 (0.15%) Cisco Firepower
Database & Business Intelligence
1 181 (26.81%) SQL Server
2 101 (14.96%) Data Warehouse
3 85 (12.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 74 (10.96%) Power BI
5 67 (9.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 43 (6.37%) NoSQL
7 41 (6.07%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 40 (5.93%) Oracle Database
9 38 (5.63%) MySQL
10 36 (5.33%) Big Data
10 36 (5.33%) Relational Database
11 32 (4.74%) PostgreSQL
12 27 (4.00%) DB2
13 24 (3.56%) Azure SQL Database
14 23 (3.41%) SQL Server 2012
15 20 (2.96%) MongoDB
16 17 (2.52%) Amazon Redshift
16 17 (2.52%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
17 15 (2.22%) DataStage
18 14 (2.07%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 52 (7.70%) Git (software)
2 39 (5.78%) Jenkins
3 38 (5.63%) JIRA
4 35 (5.19%) Visual Studio Team System
5 31 (4.59%) Selenium
6 17 (2.52%) Maven
7 15 (2.22%) Cucumber
8 13 (1.93%) LoadRunner
9 12 (1.78%) Visual Studio
10 10 (1.48%) JUnit
11 9 (1.33%) Ant
11 9 (1.33%) CircleCI
11 9 (1.33%) HP UFT
11 9 (1.33%) SoapUI
12 8 (1.19%) SpecFlow
12 8 (1.19%) Team Foundation Server
13 7 (1.04%) GitLab
14 6 (0.89%) JMeter
15 5 (0.74%) ERwin
15 5 (0.74%) Subversion
General
1 111 (16.44%) Finance
2 51 (7.56%) Public Sector
3 20 (2.96%) Telecoms
4 19 (2.81%) Banking
5 18 (2.67%) Marketing
6 16 (2.37%) Law
7 14 (2.07%) Manufacturing
8 11 (1.63%) Electronics
9 10 (1.48%) Retail
10 8 (1.19%) Legal
11 6 (0.89%) Local Government
12 5 (0.74%) Military
13 2 (0.30%) Automotive
13 2 (0.30%) Billing
13 2 (0.30%) Corporate Banking
13 2 (0.30%) Front Office
13 2 (0.30%) Games
13 2 (0.30%) Retail Banking
14 1 (0.15%) Aerospace
14 1 (0.15%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 298 (44.15%) Developer
2 150 (22.22%) Analyst
3 71 (10.52%) Data Analyst
4 65 (9.63%) SQL Developer
5 38 (5.63%) C# Developer
6 36 (5.33%) DBA
7 34 (5.04%) .NET Developer
7 34 (5.04%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 33 (4.89%) Administrator
9 32 (4.74%) Test Analyst
10 27 (4.00%) Java Developer
11 22 (3.26%) ETL Developer
12 21 (3.11%) Data Engineer
12 21 (3.11%) Full Stack Developer
13 20 (2.96%) Architect
13 20 (2.96%) React Developer
14 19 (2.81%) Senior Developer
15 18 (2.67%) SQL DBA
16 17 (2.52%) DevOps Engineer
16 17 (2.52%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 119 (17.63%) .NET
2 79 (11.70%) XML
3 73 (10.81%) HTML
4 68 (10.07%) CSS
5 41 (6.07%) Web Services
6 40 (5.93%) RESTful
7 38 (5.63%) .NET Core
8 37 (5.48%) React
9 32 (4.74%) AngularJS
9 32 (4.74%) XML Schema
10 31 (4.59%) Spring
11 30 (4.44%) ASP.NET
12 29 (4.30%) REST
13 28 (4.15%) JSON
14 25 (3.70%) Redux
15 24 (3.56%) SOAP
16 22 (3.26%) Sass
17 20 (2.96%) Node.js
18 17 (2.52%) HTML5
19 16 (2.37%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 84 (12.44%) Analytical Skills
2 27 (4.00%) Management Information System
3 17 (2.52%) Clustering
4 15 (2.22%) Enterprise Software
4 15 (2.22%) Greenfield Project
5 13 (1.93%) Mobile App
5 13 (1.93%) Replication
6 11 (1.63%) Data Structures
7 9 (1.33%) Public Cloud
8 8 (1.19%) Mainframe
9 7 (1.04%) Blackberry
9 7 (1.04%) Digital Media
9 7 (1.04%) NHS
9 7 (1.04%) Private Cloud
9 7 (1.04%) Self-Motivation
9 7 (1.04%) Tandem
10 6 (0.89%) Cyberthreat
10 6 (0.89%) PKI
11 5 (0.74%) SWIFT
12 4 (0.59%) Graphic Design
Operating Systems
1 86 (12.74%) Linux
2 84 (12.44%) Windows
3 44 (6.52%) Windows Server
4 37 (5.48%) Unix
5 22 (3.26%) Windows Server 2012
6 20 (2.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 19 (2.81%) Windows Server 2008
8 10 (1.48%) Apple iOS
9 9 (1.33%) Windows 10
10 8 (1.19%) Windows Server 2003
11 7 (1.04%) Windows 7
12 6 (0.89%) Android
13 5 (0.74%) Mac OS
13 5 (0.74%) VMS
14 4 (0.59%) Solaris
15 3 (0.44%) AIX
16 2 (0.30%) Debian
16 2 (0.30%) Windows XP
17 1 (0.15%) Ubuntu
17 1 (0.15%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 226 (33.48%) Agile Software Development
2 150 (22.22%) Business Intelligence
3 91 (13.48%) ETL
4 78 (11.56%) Migration
5 73 (10.81%) DevOps
6 63 (9.33%) Scrum
7 58 (8.59%) Data Modelling
8 45 (6.67%) Data Analysis
9 44 (6.52%) Problem-Solving
10 43 (6.37%) Analytics
10 43 (6.37%) SDLC
11 40 (5.93%) Microservices
12 39 (5.78%) Test Automation
13 38 (5.63%) Data Migration
14 34 (5.04%) ITIL
14 34 (5.04%) MVC
14 34 (5.04%) Visualisation
15 33 (4.89%) Continuous Integration
16 32 (4.74%) Data Management
17 28 (4.15%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 132 (19.56%) C#
2 112 (16.59%) JavaScript
3 83 (12.30%) Java
4 64 (9.48%) T-SQL
5 61 (9.04%) PowerShell
6 60 (8.89%) Python
7 39 (5.78%) PL/SQL
8 32 (4.74%) TypeScript
9 26 (3.85%) VB
10 25 (3.70%) C
11 20 (2.96%) Shell Script
12 19 (2.81%) VBA
13 12 (1.78%) PHP
14 11 (1.63%) ANSI SQL
14 11 (1.63%) Bash Shell
14 11 (1.63%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
14 11 (1.63%) Scala
15 10 (1.48%) Perl
16 8 (1.19%) R
17 7 (1.04%) C++
Qualifications
1 133 (19.70%) Security Cleared
2 89 (13.19%) SC Cleared
3 35 (5.19%) DV Cleared
4 29 (4.30%) Degree
5 19 (2.81%) ISEB
6 18 (2.67%) ISTQB
7 15 (2.22%) Computer Science Degree
7 15 (2.22%) Microsoft Certification
8 10 (1.48%) MCP
9 9 (1.33%) OCP
9 9 (1.33%) Oracle Certification
9 9 (1.33%) SAP Certification
10 5 (0.74%) BC Cleared
11 3 (0.44%) APMP
11 3 (0.44%) BPSS Clearance
11 3 (0.44%) CCENT
11 3 (0.44%) PMI Certification
12 2 (0.30%) ITIL Certification
12 2 (0.30%) MCSA
12 2 (0.30%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (4.59%) Data Quality
2 25 (3.70%) QA
3 8 (1.19%) SLA
4 7 (1.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (0.59%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.15%) Def Stans
6 1 (0.15%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.15%) GDPR
6 1 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 1 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 1 (0.15%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 51 (7.56%) Docker
2 39 (5.78%) Active Directory
3 26 (3.85%) VMware Infrastructure
4 13 (1.93%) vSphere
5 12 (1.78%) XenApp
5 12 (1.78%) XenDesktop
6 11 (1.63%) Oracle RAC
7 6 (0.89%) Virtual Machines
7 6 (0.89%) VMware ESXi
8 5 (0.74%) Citrix Hypervisor
8 5 (0.74%) Hyper-V
9 4 (0.59%) VMware NSX
9 4 (0.59%) Xen
10 2 (0.30%) Virtual Servers
11 1 (0.15%) Apache Flume
11 1 (0.15%) Firmware
11 1 (0.15%) Microsoft App-V
11 1 (0.15%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (0.15%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 25 (3.70%) Kubernetes
2 21 (3.11%) Ansible
3 14 (2.07%) HP ALM
4 13 (1.93%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
5 12 (1.78%) SCCM
6 10 (1.48%) Terraform
7 9 (1.33%) HP Quality Center
8 7 (1.04%) Microsoft Intune
9 6 (0.89%) AirWatch
9 6 (0.89%) Opscode Chef
9 6 (0.89%) Puppet
9 6 (0.89%) vCenter Server
9 6 (0.89%) WSUS
10 5 (0.74%) Grafana
11 4 (0.59%) Oracle RMAN
11 4 (0.59%) QRadar
11 4 (0.59%) SCOM
12 3 (0.44%) McAfee ePO
12 3 (0.44%) NetIQ Identity Manager
12 3 (0.44%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 156 (23.11%) Microsoft
2 129 (19.11%) Oracle
3 43 (6.37%) VMware
4 37 (5.48%) HP
5 30 (4.44%) SAP
6 24 (3.56%) Citrix
7 21 (3.11%) Teradata
8 19 (2.81%) Tableau
9 17 (2.52%) Cisco
9 17 (2.52%) IBM
10 13 (1.93%) ServiceNow
11 12 (1.78%) Databricks
12 10 (1.48%) Google
13 9 (1.33%) Sybase
14 8 (1.19%) Informatica
15 6 (0.89%) Ivanti
15 6 (0.89%) Sony
15 6 (0.89%) Talend
16 5 (0.74%) Alteryx
16 5 (0.74%) McAfee