Period
to 16 January 2021

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 16 January 2021 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
16 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 19 11 8
Rank change year-on-year -8 -3 -1
Contract jobs citing SQL 159 582 864
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South West 7.55% 9.83% 13.55%
As % of the Programming Languages category 21.63% 24.58% 33.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 129 389 637
Median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £320 £312 £295
90th Percentile £605 £551 £550
England median daily rate £463 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +2.78% - +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 16 21
Median hourly rate £55.00 £40.75 £42.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +34.97% -2.98% +52.73%
England median hourly rate £26.00 £28.75 £32.50
% change year-on-year -9.57% -11.54% +21.38%

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 735 2,368 2,596
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 34.88% 39.99% 40.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 526 1,614 1,715
Median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £308 £313 £306
90th Percentile £613 £595 £575
England median daily rate £483 £485 £475
% change year-on-year -0.52% +2.11% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 95 110
Median hourly rate £45.00 £46.00 £42.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.17% +7.60% +6.88%
10th Percentile £11.17 £21.25 £26.25
90th Percentile £57.50 £53.75 £50.00
Median hourly rate £42.50 £44.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year -3.41% +3.53% +6.25%

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 16 January 2021.

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 16 January 2021.

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 16 January 2021. 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 -6 52 £450 +12.50% 40
Wiltshire -18 23 £463 +2.78% 24
Dorset +18 21 £550 +46.67% 16
Devon -4 21 £369 -3.02% 20
Gloucestershire +13 20 £456 +21.67% 29
Somerset -10 9 £450 - 12
SQL
England

For the 6 months to 16 January 2021, 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 51 (32.08%) SQL Server
2 47 (29.56%) Security Cleared
3 41 (25.79%) Business Intelligence
4 39 (24.53%) Microsoft
5 36 (22.64%) Agile Software Development
6 34 (21.38%) Oracle
6 34 (21.38%) Windows
7 33 (20.75%) Python
7 33 (20.75%) SC Cleared
7 33 (20.75%) Azure
8 24 (15.09%) Data Warehouse
9 23 (14.47%) ETL
10 22 (13.84%) Linux
10 22 (13.84%) Java
11 21 (13.21%) PL/SQL
11 21 (13.21%) C#
11 21 (13.21%) .NET
11 21 (13.21%) Software Engineering
11 21 (13.21%) PowerShell
12 20 (12.58%) Migration
13 19 (11.95%) PostgreSQL
13 19 (11.95%) Finance
13 19 (11.95%) Windows Server 2016
14 18 (11.32%) JavaScript
15 17 (10.69%) Unix
15 17 (10.69%) SAP
15 17 (10.69%) Power Platform
15 17 (10.69%) Power BI
16 16 (10.06%) Windows Server
16 16 (10.06%) Web Services

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 13 (8.18%) SharePoint
2 6 (3.77%) Skype for Business
3 5 (3.14%) Apache Spark
3 5 (3.14%) Confluence
4 4 (2.52%) Moodle
4 4 (2.52%) OpenStack
5 3 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (1.89%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 3 (1.89%) Oracle Workflow
5 3 (1.89%) SharePoint 2013
5 3 (1.89%) WebLogic
6 2 (1.26%) Apache
6 2 (1.26%) IIS
6 2 (1.26%) Jupyter
6 2 (1.26%) MS Exchange
6 2 (1.26%) Oracle Service Bus
6 2 (1.26%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.63%) ArcGIS
7 1 (0.63%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 11 (6.92%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (5.03%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.63%) InfoPath
3 1 (0.63%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 8 (5.03%) Oracle Applications
2 3 (1.89%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (1.26%) Primavera
3 2 (1.26%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 1 (0.63%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.63%) Dynamics GP
4 1 (0.63%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.63%) FastStats
4 1 (0.63%) FastStats PeopleStage
4 1 (0.63%) Magento
4 1 (0.63%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.63%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.63%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 33 (20.75%) Azure
2 17 (10.69%) Power Platform
3 12 (7.55%) AWS
4 5 (3.14%) Amazon S3
4 5 (3.14%) GitHub
4 5 (3.14%) Office 365
5 4 (2.52%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (1.89%) PaaS
7 2 (1.26%) Dynamics 365
7 2 (1.26%) Google Analytics
7 2 (1.26%) IaaS
8 1 (0.63%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.63%) Amazon SQS
8 1 (0.63%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.63%) Azure Data Factory
8 1 (0.63%) CloudFront
8 1 (0.63%) OneDrive
8 1 (0.63%) Pure360
8 1 (0.63%) Silverpop
8 1 (0.63%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 14 (8.81%) Skype
2 10 (6.29%) DNS
3 6 (3.77%) DHCP
3 6 (3.77%) TCP/IP
4 4 (2.52%) HTTP
4 4 (2.52%) Internet
4 4 (2.52%) SMTP
5 2 (1.26%) DMZ
5 2 (1.26%) Firewall
5 2 (1.26%) SAN
5 2 (1.26%) VSAN
6 1 (0.63%) LAN
6 1 (0.63%) Software-Defined Networking
6 1 (0.63%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (32.08%) SQL Server
2 24 (15.09%) Data Warehouse
3 19 (11.95%) PostgreSQL
4 17 (10.69%) Power BI
5 16 (10.06%) Oracle Database
5 16 (10.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 16 (10.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 14 (8.81%) SAP Data Services
7 13 (8.18%) Oracle ODI
8 12 (7.55%) NoSQL
9 11 (6.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 10 (6.29%) MySQL
10 10 (6.29%) Relational Database
11 8 (5.03%) Tableau
12 7 (4.40%) Azure SQL Database
12 7 (4.40%) Oracle Database 11g
12 7 (4.40%) Oracle Reports
12 7 (4.40%) Snowflake Schema
13 5 (3.14%) SQL Server 2012
13 5 (3.14%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 10 (6.29%) JIRA
2 9 (5.66%) Git (software)
3 7 (4.40%) Oracle Forms
3 7 (4.40%) Team Foundation Server
4 6 (3.77%) Bitbucket
5 5 (3.14%) IBM UrbanCode
6 4 (2.52%) Toad
7 3 (1.89%) Jenkins
7 3 (1.89%) Oracle APEX
7 3 (1.89%) Visual Studio
7 3 (1.89%) WiX
8 2 (1.26%) ERwin
8 2 (1.26%) GitLab
8 2 (1.26%) Gradle
8 2 (1.26%) Maven
8 2 (1.26%) Sonatype Nexus
8 2 (1.26%) Subversion
9 1 (0.63%) Ant
9 1 (0.63%) JDeveloper
9 1 (0.63%) ProC
General
1 19 (11.95%) Finance
2 13 (8.18%) Public Sector
3 9 (5.66%) Publishing
4 3 (1.89%) Back Office
4 3 (1.89%) Banking
4 3 (1.89%) Marketing
5 2 (1.26%) Billing
5 2 (1.26%) French Language
5 2 (1.26%) Law
5 2 (1.26%) Local Government
6 1 (0.63%) Electronics
6 1 (0.63%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.63%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.63%) Military
6 1 (0.63%) Retail
6 1 (0.63%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 71 (44.65%) Developer
2 18 (11.32%) Analyst
3 16 (10.06%) SQL Developer
4 12 (7.55%) Consultant
4 12 (7.55%) Data Engineer
5 11 (6.92%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 10 (6.29%) Administrator
6 10 (6.29%) Software Engineer
7 9 (5.66%) .NET Developer
7 9 (5.66%) DBA
8 8 (5.03%) Analyst Developer
8 8 (5.03%) Architect
8 8 (5.03%) Oracle Developer
9 7 (4.40%) Business Intelligence Analyst
9 7 (4.40%) Java Developer
9 7 (4.40%) Senior Developer
9 7 (4.40%) Web Developer
10 6 (3.77%) Senior Analyst
11 5 (3.14%) Data Analyst
11 5 (3.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (13.21%) .NET
2 16 (10.06%) Web Services
3 15 (9.43%) HTML
4 14 (8.81%) CSS
5 11 (6.92%) JSON
5 11 (6.92%) Kafka
6 10 (6.29%) REST
7 9 (5.66%) RESTful
8 8 (5.03%) HTML5
9 7 (4.40%) .NET Framework
9 7 (4.40%) XML
10 6 (3.77%) Elastic Stack
10 6 (3.77%) Spring
11 5 (3.14%) CSS3
11 5 (3.14%) jQuery
11 5 (3.14%) SOAP
11 5 (3.14%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 4 (2.52%) LAPP Stack
12 4 (2.52%) RabbitMQ
12 4 (2.52%) React
Miscellaneous
1 7 (4.40%) Analytical Skills
1 7 (4.40%) Data Centre
2 6 (3.77%) Data Structures
2 6 (3.77%) User Experience
2 6 (3.77%) Virtual Team
3 3 (1.89%) PKI
4 2 (1.26%) Cloud Native
4 2 (1.26%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (1.26%) Linux Command Line
5 1 (0.63%) Acoustics
5 1 (0.63%) Algorithms
5 1 (0.63%) Fat Client
5 1 (0.63%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.63%) Marketing Technology
5 1 (0.63%) NHS
5 1 (0.63%) Private Cloud
5 1 (0.63%) Replication
5 1 (0.63%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (0.63%) Thin Client
5 1 (0.63%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 34 (21.38%) Windows
2 22 (13.84%) Linux
3 19 (11.95%) Windows Server 2016
4 17 (10.69%) Unix
5 16 (10.06%) Windows Server
6 13 (8.18%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (3.77%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (3.14%) Windows Server 2019
9 3 (1.89%) Android
9 3 (1.89%) Apple iOS
9 3 (1.89%) CentOS
9 3 (1.89%) Windows 10
10 2 (1.26%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.63%) Solaris
11 1 (0.63%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (25.79%) Business Intelligence
2 36 (22.64%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (14.47%) ETL
4 21 (13.21%) Software Engineering
5 20 (12.58%) Migration
6 14 (8.81%) Data Analysis
6 14 (8.81%) Problem-Solving
6 14 (8.81%) SDLC
7 13 (8.18%) DevOps
7 13 (8.18%) Stakeholder Management
8 12 (7.55%) Data Modelling
8 12 (7.55%) Scrum
9 11 (6.92%) Data Migration
9 11 (6.92%) ERP
10 9 (5.66%) Web Development
11 7 (4.40%) Kanban
11 7 (4.40%) MVC
11 7 (4.40%) SOA
12 6 (3.77%) Performance Tuning
12 6 (3.77%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 33 (20.75%) Python
2 22 (13.84%) Java
3 21 (13.21%) C#
3 21 (13.21%) PL/SQL
3 21 (13.21%) PowerShell
4 18 (11.32%) JavaScript
5 11 (6.92%) C++
6 10 (6.29%) Shell Script
6 10 (6.29%) T-SQL
7 6 (3.77%) VB
7 6 (3.77%) VB.NET
8 5 (3.14%) C
8 5 (3.14%) PHP
8 5 (3.14%) Scala
8 5 (3.14%) VBA
9 4 (2.52%) Perl
10 3 (1.89%) Bash Shell
10 3 (1.89%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
10 3 (1.89%) Java 8
11 2 (1.26%) R
Qualifications
1 47 (29.56%) Security Cleared
2 33 (20.75%) SC Cleared
3 12 (7.55%) DV Cleared
4 8 (5.03%) Degree
5 3 (1.89%) MCSE
5 3 (1.89%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (1.26%) MySQL Certification
7 1 (0.63%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.63%) HND
7 1 (0.63%) MCSA
7 1 (0.63%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.77%) QA
2 1 (0.63%) Data Quality
System Software
1 14 (8.81%) Active Directory
2 8 (5.03%) Docker
3 6 (3.77%) VMware NSX
4 4 (2.52%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (1.89%) Oracle RAC
5 3 (1.89%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (1.26%) HDFS
6 2 (1.26%) Virtual Desktop
6 2 (1.26%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.63%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.63%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.63%) vSphere
7 1 (0.63%) XenApp
7 1 (0.63%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 8 (5.03%) Kubernetes
2 5 (3.14%) PowerCLI
3 3 (1.89%) Ansible
3 3 (1.89%) Prometheus
3 3 (1.89%) SCOM
3 3 (1.89%) SCVMM
4 2 (1.26%) Oozie
4 2 (1.26%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (1.26%) Puppet
4 2 (1.26%) Terraform
4 2 (1.26%) vCenter Server
5 1 (0.63%) Data Guard
5 1 (0.63%) Grafana
5 1 (0.63%) Kibana
5 1 (0.63%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (0.63%) OPNET
5 1 (0.63%) Oracle RMAN
5 1 (0.63%) WSUS
Vendors
1 39 (24.53%) Microsoft
2 34 (21.38%) Oracle
3 17 (10.69%) SAP
4 8 (5.03%) Guidewire
4 8 (5.03%) Talend
5 5 (3.14%) Databricks
6 4 (2.52%) Rackspace
6 4 (2.52%) VMware
7 3 (1.89%) Atlassian
7 3 (1.89%) Google
7 3 (1.89%) MicroStrategy
7 3 (1.89%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (1.26%) Anaplan
8 2 (1.26%) Cisco
8 2 (1.26%) HP
8 2 (1.26%) NetApp
8 2 (1.26%) Xamarin
9 1 (0.63%) Apteco
9 1 (0.63%) IFS
9 1 (0.63%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud