The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Southampton 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 23 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
SQL (Structured Query Language)
Hampshire / Southampton
Rank 6 16 19
Rank change year-on-year +10 +3  
Contract jobs citing SQL 32 25 40
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Southampton 12.55% 8.93% 9.43%
As % of the Programming Languages category 39.02% 29.76% 19.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 13 34
Median daily rate £313 £349 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.45% +11.68%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £465 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £370 £350
% change year-on-year -2.02% +5.71%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £23.02 £30.00
% change year-on-year +73.76% -23.26%  

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 Southampton with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Southampton
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 82 84 205
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Southampton 32.16% 30.00% 48.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 45 128
Median daily rate £325 £390 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.66% +4.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £425 £548
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +4.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 4
Median hourly rate £42.50 £15.25 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +178.68% -32.22%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.64 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +4.10% +11.11%  

SQL
Job Vacancy Trend in Southampton

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Southampton 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 Southampton

SQL
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Southampton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SQL in Southampton.

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL in Southampton

SQL
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Southampton

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL in Southampton over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SQL in Southampton

SQL
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Southampton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SQL in Southampton.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL in Southampton

SQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 Southampton region with a requirement for SQL.

1 27 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 17 (31.48%) .NET
2 17 (31.48%) Microsoft
3 15 (27.78%) C#
3 15 (27.78%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (24.07%) Microsoft Azure
5 12 (22.22%) Oracle
6 10 (18.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 10 (18.52%) ASP.NET
6 10 (18.52%) ETL
7 8 (14.81%) Business Intelligence
7 8 (14.81%) Migration
7 8 (14.81%) Data Integration
8 7 (12.96%) MVC
8 7 (12.96%) Data Management
8 7 (12.96%) Windows
8 7 (12.96%) Data Modelling
9 6 (11.11%) Data Warehouse
9 6 (11.11%) Data Migration
9 6 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
10 5 (9.26%) NoSQL
10 5 (9.26%) Azure SQL Database
10 5 (9.26%) Tableau
10 5 (9.26%) Data Governance
10 5 (9.26%) Big Data
10 5 (9.26%) Event-Driven Architecture
10 5 (9.26%) PostGIS
10 5 (9.26%) IBM InfoSphere
10 5 (9.26%) ERD
10 5 (9.26%) Metadata Management

SQL
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton 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 3 (5.56%) IIS
2 2 (3.70%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (3.70%) Commerce Server
3 1 (1.85%) ExpressionEngine
3 1 (1.85%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (5.56%) MS Excel
1 3 (5.56%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (3.70%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (1.85%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.85%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 13 (24.07%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (3.70%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.56%) Internet
2 2 (3.70%) LDAP
3 1 (1.85%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 10 (18.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 6 (11.11%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (9.26%) Azure SQL Database
4 5 (9.26%) Big Data
4 5 (9.26%) Geospatial Data
4 5 (9.26%) IBM InfoSphere
4 5 (9.26%) NoSQL
4 5 (9.26%) Power BI
5 4 (7.41%) Hadoop
5 4 (7.41%) SQL Server 2014
5 4 (7.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 4 (7.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (5.56%) BusinessObjects
6 3 (5.56%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (3.70%) Kalido
7 2 (3.70%) MySQL
8 1 (1.85%) DB2
8 1 (1.85%) OLAP
8 1 (1.85%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 2 (3.70%) Git (software)
1 2 (3.70%) Selenium
1 2 (3.70%) SoapUI
1 2 (3.70%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (3.70%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.85%) Grunt
2 1 (1.85%) JIRA
General
1 5 (9.26%) Finance
2 4 (7.41%) Retail
3 3 (5.56%) Back Office
4 1 (1.85%) Advertising
4 1 (1.85%) Local Government
4 1 (1.85%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 29 (53.70%) Developer
2 11 (20.37%) .NET Developer
3 7 (12.96%) Analyst
3 7 (12.96%) SQL Developer
4 6 (11.11%) Architect
4 6 (11.11%) DBA
5 5 (9.26%) Data Architect
5 5 (9.26%) Software Developer
5 5 (9.26%) SQL DBA
6 4 (7.41%) Azure Developer
6 4 (7.41%) Geospatial Architect
6 4 (7.41%) SQL Analyst
7 3 (5.56%) Administrator
7 3 (5.56%) C# Developer
7 3 (5.56%) Data Analyst
7 3 (5.56%) ETL Analyst
7 3 (5.56%) SQL Server DBA
8 2 (3.70%) Developer Analyst
8 2 (3.70%) Junior DBA
8 2 (3.70%) VBA Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (31.48%) .NET
2 10 (18.52%) ASP.NET
3 5 (9.26%) PostGIS
4 4 (7.41%) XML
5 3 (5.56%) CSS
5 3 (5.56%) HTML
6 2 (3.70%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (3.70%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 2 (3.70%) REST
6 2 (3.70%) SOAP
6 2 (3.70%) WPF
7 1 (1.85%) AngularJS
7 1 (1.85%) CSS3
7 1 (1.85%) jQuery
7 1 (1.85%) LINQ
7 1 (1.85%) LINQ to SQL
7 1 (1.85%) Oracle Fusion
7 1 (1.85%) Sass
7 1 (1.85%) Vue.js
7 1 (1.85%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (7.41%) Management Information System
2 1 (1.85%) Data Structures
2 1 (1.85%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (1.85%) EPoS
2 1 (1.85%) iSeries
2 1 (1.85%) NHS
2 1 (1.85%) N-Tier
2 1 (1.85%) Replication
2 1 (1.85%) Smartcard
2 1 (1.85%) STB
2 1 (1.85%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 7 (12.96%) Windows
2 2 (3.70%) Linux
3 1 (1.85%) Unix
3 1 (1.85%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (1.85%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (27.78%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (18.52%) ETL
3 8 (14.81%) Business Intelligence
3 8 (14.81%) Data Integration
3 8 (14.81%) Migration
4 7 (12.96%) Data Management
4 7 (12.96%) Data Modelling
4 7 (12.96%) MVC
5 6 (11.11%) Data Migration
6 5 (9.26%) Data Governance
6 5 (9.26%) Enterprise Data Management
6 5 (9.26%) ERD
6 5 (9.26%) Event-Driven Architecture
6 5 (9.26%) Metadata Management
6 5 (9.26%) UML
7 4 (7.41%) ERP
7 4 (7.41%) Information Management
7 4 (7.41%) Master Data Management
7 4 (7.41%) Technical Architecture
7 4 (7.41%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 15 (27.78%) C#
2 5 (9.26%) JavaScript
3 4 (7.41%) VB.NET
3 4 (7.41%) VBA
4 2 (3.70%) C
4 2 (3.70%) Java
4 2 (3.70%) PHP
4 2 (3.70%) VB
5 1 (1.85%) C++
5 1 (1.85%) Perl
5 1 (1.85%) PowerShell
5 1 (1.85%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (3.70%) ISEB
2 1 (1.85%) Degree
2 1 (1.85%) MCSA
2 1 (1.85%) MCSE
2 1 (1.85%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (1.85%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.70%) Data Quality
System Software
1 3 (5.56%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.85%) Hyper-V
2 1 (1.85%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (1.85%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.85%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (1.85%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 17 (31.48%) Microsoft
2 12 (22.22%) Oracle
3 5 (9.26%) ESRI
3 5 (9.26%) IBM
3 5 (9.26%) Informatica
3 5 (9.26%) SAP
3 5 (9.26%) Tableau
4 2 (3.70%) VMware
5 1 (1.85%) Cisco
5 1 (1.85%) Cramer
5 1 (1.85%) IFS
5 1 (1.85%) Infor
5 1 (1.85%) JD Edwards
5 1 (1.85%) MapR
5 1 (1.85%) Palo Alto