Period
to 17 August 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 17 August 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
17 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 7 7 6
Rank change year-on-year 0 -1 0
Contract jobs citing SQL 712 697 826
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 12.93% 12.81% 14.06%
As % of the Programming Languages category 32.62% 33.17% 36.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 502 436 607
South West median daily rate £393 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.67% +7.14% -
10th Percentile £258 £256 £250
90th Percentile £538 £488 £496
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 31 26
South West median hourly rate £40.00 £45.00 £33.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.11% +33.33% +3.85%
10th Percentile £28.61 £22.00 £16.00
90th Percentile £103.50 £52.50 £48.00
England median hourly rate £25.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year -28.56% +7.69% +35.42%

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 2,183 2,101 2,256
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 39.65% 38.60% 38.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,375 1,275 1,422
South West median daily rate £400 £385 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.90% +6.21% -3.33%
10th Percentile £275 £270 £263
90th Percentile £545 £513 £500
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 105 109 168
South West median hourly rate £42.50 £43.50 £42.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.30% +3.57% +10.89%
10th Percentile £26.75 £30.75 £24.25
90th Percentile £47.50 £53.75 £51.15
England median hourly rate £42.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +5.00% +6.67% +4.17%

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 17 August 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 17 August 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 17 August 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 0 255 £395 -1.25% 126
Wiltshire +6 126 £424 +13.00% 37
Gloucestershire +1 104 £438 +22.81% 34
Somerset +2 90 £400 +6.67% 22
Devon +6 68 £333 -5.00% 40
Dorset -4 44 £350 +0.72% 52
Cornwall -5 3 £301 +122.59% 6
Avon - 1 £400 -
SQL
England

For the 6 months to 17 August 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.

1 236 (33.15%) Finance
1 236 (33.15%) Agile Software Development
2 228 (32.02%) SQL Server
3 202 (28.37%) C#
4 192 (26.97%) .NET
5 166 (23.31%) JavaScript
6 153 (21.49%) Microsoft
7 140 (19.66%) Oracle
8 127 (17.84%) HTML
9 111 (15.59%) CSS
10 106 (14.89%) T-SQL
11 105 (14.75%) Business Intelligence
11 105 (14.75%) Data Warehouse
12 97 (13.62%) Test Automation
13 94 (13.20%) Windows
14 89 (12.50%) Java
15 88 (12.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 88 (12.36%) Analytical Skills
16 82 (11.52%) Microsoft Azure
17 81 (11.38%) Scrum
17 81 (11.38%) ASP.NET
18 76 (10.67%) Data Modelling
19 75 (10.53%) ETL
20 71 (9.97%) MVC
21 70 (9.83%) XML
22 67 (9.41%) PL/SQL
23 64 (8.99%) PowerShell
23 64 (8.99%) Problem-Solving
24 59 (8.29%) Git (software)
25 58 (8.15%) Banking

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 43 (6.04%) IIS
2 25 (3.51%) SAS
3 24 (3.37%) SharePoint
4 23 (3.23%) Confluence
5 20 (2.81%) Apache Spark
6 13 (1.83%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 13 (1.83%) Umbraco
7 10 (1.40%) CMS
7 10 (1.40%) WebSphere
8 9 (1.26%) MS Exchange
8 9 (1.26%) Oracle Workflow
9 8 (1.12%) BizTalk Server
10 6 (0.84%) Apache
11 5 (0.70%) Elasticsearch
12 4 (0.56%) Apache Solr
12 4 (0.56%) CICS
12 4 (0.56%) Drupal
12 4 (0.56%) Kentico
12 4 (0.56%) NServiceBus
12 4 (0.56%) WebLogic
Applications
1 49 (6.88%) Microsoft Excel
2 15 (2.11%) Microsoft Office
3 8 (1.12%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (0.56%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.28%) SPSS
6 1 (0.14%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.14%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 25 (3.51%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (1.54%) Oracle EBS
3 9 (1.26%) Oracle Receivables
4 8 (1.12%) Oracle EBS R12
4 8 (1.12%) Oracle Payables
5 3 (0.42%) Unit4 Business World
6 2 (0.28%) Actimize
6 2 (0.28%) Maximo
6 2 (0.28%) Oracle General Ledger
7 1 (0.14%) Endur
7 1 (0.14%) Findur
7 1 (0.14%) NetSuite
7 1 (0.14%) Oracle Financials
7 1 (0.14%) Sage 200
7 1 (0.14%) Sage X3
7 1 (0.14%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 82 (11.52%) Microsoft Azure
2 19 (2.67%) Amazon AWS
3 16 (2.25%) NuGet
4 14 (1.97%) Office 365
5 13 (1.83%) npm
6 7 (0.98%) Dynamics 365
7 6 (0.84%) IaaS
7 6 (0.84%) PaaS
8 5 (0.70%) Amazon S3
8 5 (0.70%) AWS CloudFormation
9 3 (0.42%) Azure Data Factory
9 3 (0.42%) GitHub
9 3 (0.42%) SaaS
9 3 (0.42%) Serverless
10 2 (0.28%) Amazon EC2
10 2 (0.28%) AWS Lambda
10 2 (0.28%) Azure Active Directory
10 2 (0.28%) Azure Machine Learning
10 2 (0.28%) iPaaS
10 2 (0.28%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 20 (2.81%) HTTP
2 18 (2.53%) SAN
3 17 (2.39%) DNS
4 13 (1.83%) Firewall
5 11 (1.54%) TCP/IP
6 9 (1.26%) SMS
7 8 (1.12%) Intranet
7 8 (1.12%) LAN
7 8 (1.12%) NAS
8 6 (0.84%) Cisco ASA
8 6 (0.84%) DMZ
8 6 (0.84%) Internet
9 4 (0.56%) DHCP
10 3 (0.42%) DDNS
10 3 (0.42%) Remote Desktop
11 2 (0.28%) VLAN
12 1 (0.14%) Intrusion Detection
12 1 (0.14%) IP Telephony
12 1 (0.14%) Wi-Fi
12 1 (0.14%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 228 (32.02%) SQL Server
2 105 (14.75%) Data Warehouse
3 88 (12.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 56 (7.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 42 (5.90%) Relational Database
6 34 (4.78%) Power BI
7 30 (4.21%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
8 29 (4.07%) Big Data
9 24 (3.37%) Hadoop
9 24 (3.37%) OLAP
9 24 (3.37%) RDBMS
9 24 (3.37%) Star Schema
10 22 (3.09%) BusinessObjects
10 22 (3.09%) SQL Server 2016
11 21 (2.95%) Apache Hive
11 21 (2.95%) DB2
11 21 (2.95%) MySQL
11 21 (2.95%) SQL Server 2008
12 20 (2.81%) OLAP Cube
12 20 (2.81%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 59 (8.29%) Git (software)
2 50 (7.02%) Team Foundation Server
3 46 (6.46%) JIRA
4 42 (5.90%) Jenkins
5 41 (5.76%) Selenium
6 39 (5.48%) Visual Studio
7 38 (5.34%) SpecFlow
8 30 (4.21%) NUnit
9 27 (3.79%) Visual Studio Team System
10 26 (3.65%) Cucumber
11 20 (2.81%) Eclipse
11 20 (2.81%) TeamCity
12 17 (2.39%) ERwin
12 17 (2.39%) JUnit
12 17 (2.39%) Maven
13 13 (1.83%) Moq
13 13 (1.83%) XMLUnit
13 13 (1.83%) xUnit.net
14 11 (1.54%) Ant
15 9 (1.26%) Artifactory
General
1 236 (33.15%) Finance
2 58 (8.15%) Banking
3 34 (4.78%) Manufacturing
3 34 (4.78%) Telecoms
4 26 (3.65%) Marketing
5 23 (3.23%) Electronics
6 13 (1.83%) Advertising
7 11 (1.54%) Retail
8 8 (1.12%) Legal
9 7 (0.98%) Back Office
9 7 (0.98%) Corporate Banking
9 7 (0.98%) General Ledger
9 7 (0.98%) Retail Banking
10 6 (0.84%) Games
11 5 (0.70%) Financial Institution
12 4 (0.56%) Aerospace
12 4 (0.56%) Law
12 4 (0.56%) Military
13 3 (0.42%) Investment Banking
14 2 (0.28%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 350 (49.16%) Developer
2 135 (18.96%) Analyst
3 73 (10.25%) .NET Developer
4 56 (7.87%) SQL Developer
5 46 (6.46%) Data Analyst
6 36 (5.06%) C# Developer
6 36 (5.06%) Java Developer
7 33 (4.63%) DBA
8 31 (4.35%) Consultant
9 28 (3.93%) Test Analyst
10 26 (3.65%) Microsoft Developer
11 23 (3.23%) SQL DBA
12 22 (3.09%) C# .NET Developer
12 22 (3.09%) Data Engineer
13 20 (2.81%) Architect
13 20 (2.81%) Business Intelligence Analyst
13 20 (2.81%) Hadoop Engineer
14 18 (2.53%) Business Analyst
14 18 (2.53%) CRM Developer
15 17 (2.39%) SQL Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 192 (26.97%) .NET
2 127 (17.84%) HTML
3 111 (15.59%) CSS
4 81 (11.38%) ASP.NET
5 70 (9.83%) XML
6 58 (8.15%) .NET Framework
7 54 (7.58%) Node.js
8 47 (6.60%) Web Services
9 45 (6.32%) REST
10 41 (5.76%) ASP.NET Web API
11 40 (5.62%) jQuery
12 35 (4.92%) AngularJS
12 35 (4.92%) JSON
13 34 (4.78%) HTML5
14 29 (4.07%) J2EE
15 28 (3.93%) Entity Framework
16 23 (3.23%) Spring
17 21 (2.95%) ASP.NET MVC
17 21 (2.95%) CSS3
18 20 (2.81%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 88 (12.36%) Analytical Skills
2 33 (4.63%) Self-Motivation
3 28 (3.93%) Greenfield Project
4 12 (1.69%) Computer Science
5 11 (1.54%) Management Information System
6 10 (1.40%) Digital Media
7 8 (1.12%) Data Structures
7 8 (1.12%) Mainframe
7 8 (1.12%) PKI
8 7 (0.98%) Fintech
9 6 (0.84%) User Experience
10 5 (0.70%) Clustering
11 4 (0.56%) Hybrid Cloud
11 4 (0.56%) Linked Data
12 3 (0.42%) Public Cloud
12 3 (0.42%) Replication
13 2 (0.28%) Enterprise Software
13 2 (0.28%) NHS
13 2 (0.28%) Thin Client
13 2 (0.28%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 94 (13.20%) Windows
2 57 (8.01%) Unix
3 52 (7.30%) Windows Server
4 40 (5.62%) Linux
5 14 (1.97%) Windows Server 2008
6 9 (1.26%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (0.84%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (0.56%) Solaris
8 4 (0.56%) zOS
9 2 (0.28%) Android
9 2 (0.28%) Apple iOS
9 2 (0.28%) Windows 10
9 2 (0.28%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.14%) CentOS
10 1 (0.14%) Data ONTAP
10 1 (0.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.14%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 236 (33.15%) Agile Software Development
2 105 (14.75%) Business Intelligence
3 97 (13.62%) Test Automation
4 81 (11.38%) Scrum
5 76 (10.67%) Data Modelling
6 75 (10.53%) ETL
7 71 (9.97%) MVC
8 64 (8.99%) Problem-Solving
9 56 (7.87%) Analytics
10 53 (7.44%) SDLC
11 49 (6.88%) Data Analysis
12 48 (6.74%) Unit Testing
13 44 (6.18%) Migration
14 41 (5.76%) Continuous Integration
15 39 (5.48%) Microservices
16 35 (4.92%) DevOps
17 34 (4.78%) Web Development
18 31 (4.35%) CRM
19 29 (4.07%) TDD
20 28 (3.93%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 202 (28.37%) C#
2 166 (23.31%) JavaScript
3 106 (14.89%) T-SQL
4 89 (12.50%) Java
5 67 (9.41%) PL/SQL
6 64 (8.99%) PowerShell
7 45 (6.32%) Python
8 27 (3.79%) Shell Script
9 26 (3.65%) PHP
10 20 (2.81%) VBA
11 15 (2.11%) C++
12 13 (1.83%) VB.NET
13 12 (1.69%) TypeScript
14 10 (1.40%) VB
15 9 (1.26%) Bash Shell
16 7 (0.98%) VC++
17 6 (0.84%) C
17 6 (0.84%) COBOL
17 6 (0.84%) PROC SQL
18 5 (0.70%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 50 (7.02%) Security Cleared
2 39 (5.48%) SC Cleared
3 28 (3.93%) Degree
4 16 (2.25%) Microsoft Certification
5 15 (2.11%) ISTQB
6 11 (1.54%) CCNA
6 11 (1.54%) Cisco Certification
7 10 (1.40%) Computer Science Degree
7 10 (1.40%) ISEB
7 10 (1.40%) MCSA
8 5 (0.70%) CCNP
9 4 (0.56%) BPSS Clearance
9 4 (0.56%) DV Cleared
9 4 (0.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 2 (0.28%) CISSP
10 2 (0.28%) Numerate Degree
10 2 (0.28%) PhD
11 1 (0.14%) Master's Degree
11 1 (0.14%) Oracle Certification
11 1 (0.14%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (5.48%) Data Quality
2 16 (2.25%) QA
3 4 (0.56%) GDPR
4 3 (0.42%) SLA
5 1 (0.14%) GCP
5 1 (0.14%) IFRS
5 1 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.14%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.14%) RMADS
5 1 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.14%) Solvency II
System Software
1 43 (6.04%) Active Directory
2 18 (2.53%) Docker
2 18 (2.53%) Hyper-V
3 6 (0.84%) Virtual Machines
3 6 (0.84%) Xen
4 3 (0.42%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (0.28%) ISA Server
5 2 (0.28%) vSphere
6 1 (0.14%) IAG
6 1 (0.14%) NFS
6 1 (0.14%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.14%) XenApp
6 1 (0.14%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 22 (3.09%) SCCM
2 20 (2.81%) Oozie
3 10 (1.40%) SCOM
4 9 (1.26%) Amdocs OSS
4 9 (1.26%) Ansible
4 9 (1.26%) Puppet
5 8 (1.12%) WSUS
6 7 (0.98%) Kubernetes
6 7 (0.98%) Opscode Chef
7 6 (0.84%) FortiGate
8 5 (0.70%) Oracle RMAN
9 4 (0.56%) SCSM
9 4 (0.56%) Terraform
10 3 (0.42%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
10 3 (0.42%) NetBackup
10 3 (0.42%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 2 (0.28%) Microsoft Clustering
11 2 (0.28%) Netcool
11 2 (0.28%) OpenView Configuration Management
11 2 (0.28%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 153 (21.49%) Microsoft
2 140 (19.66%) Oracle
3 35 (4.92%) Teradata
4 34 (4.78%) SAP
5 29 (4.07%) VMware
6 17 (2.39%) IBM
7 16 (2.25%) Tableau
8 14 (1.97%) Cisco
8 14 (1.97%) Citrix
9 13 (1.83%) Splunk
10 12 (1.69%) Talend
11 9 (1.26%) Cramer
11 9 (1.26%) NetApp
12 7 (0.98%) Netezza
13 6 (0.84%) Cadence
13 6 (0.84%) Fortinet
14 5 (0.70%) MicroStrategy
15 4 (0.56%) Amdocs
15 4 (0.56%) Cognos
15 4 (0.56%) Unisys