Period
to 5 March 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Surrey 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 5 March 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)
South East > Surrey
6 months to
5 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 6 8 5
Rank change year-on-year +2 -3 0
Contract jobs citing SQL 76 200 425
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Surrey 13.62% 13.05% 14.30%
As % of the Programming Languages category 35.68% 35.15% 31.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 144 330
Median daily rate £450 £450 £468
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -3.74% +3.89%
10th Percentile £281 £300 £313
90th Percentile £578 £575 £575
South East median daily rate £450 £450 £445
% change year-on-year - +1.12% +11.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £26.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +48.57% -61.11%
South East median hourly rate £42.25 £40.00 £26.91
% change year-on-year +5.63% +48.67% -32.74%

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 Surrey with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
Surrey
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 213 569 1,330
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Surrey 38.17% 37.14% 44.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 118 404 993
Median daily rate £450 £450 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -5.26% -
10th Percentile £307 £295 £325
90th Percentile £580 £603 £588
South East median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 10 26
Median hourly rate £44.25 £51.25 £50.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.66% +2.50% +11.11%
10th Percentile £22.00 £19.25 £29.38
90th Percentile £61.25 £64.38 £53.13
Median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year - -5.56% +3.45%

SQL
Job Vacancy Trend in Surrey

Job postings citing SQL as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Surrey.

Job vacancy trend for SQL in Surrey

SQL
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Surrey

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing SQL in Surrey.

Daily rate trend for SQL in Surrey

SQL
Daily Rate Histogram in Surrey

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing SQL in Surrey over the 6 months to 5 March 2021.

Daily rate histogram for SQL in Surrey

SQL
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Surrey

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing SQL in Surrey.

Hourly rate trend for SQL in Surrey

SQL
Contract Job Locations in Surrey

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL within the Surrey region over the 6 months to 5 March 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
Leatherhead +16 12 £525 -4.55% 10
Redhill -3 11 £475 +3.26% 1
Guildford -2 4 £288 -35.21% 27
Sunbury-on-Thames +17 3 £475 -2.56% 1
Camberley +12 3 - -
Woking +12 3 £410 -3.53% 3
Farnham +7 2 £450 +20.00% 5
Egham +3 2 - - 1
Reigate +3 2 - - 1
Chertsey 0 2 £450 -7.69% 2
SQL
South East

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 Surrey region with a requirement for SQL.

1 25 (32.89%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (23.68%) SC Cleared
2 18 (23.68%) Security Cleared
3 15 (19.74%) Azure
3 15 (19.74%) Scrum
4 14 (18.42%) Java
4 14 (18.42%) SQL Server
4 14 (18.42%) Python
5 13 (17.11%) Apache
5 13 (17.11%) Configuration Management
5 13 (17.11%) Big Data
5 13 (17.11%) Ansible
6 12 (15.79%) DevOps
6 12 (15.79%) Apache Spark
6 12 (15.79%) Hadoop YARN
6 12 (15.79%) Project Delivery
6 12 (15.79%) Hadoop
6 12 (15.79%) Open Source
6 12 (15.79%) JIRA
6 12 (15.79%) Software Engineering
7 11 (14.47%) HTML
7 11 (14.47%) Git (software)
7 11 (14.47%) Docker
7 11 (14.47%) Kubernetes
8 10 (13.16%) Test Automation
8 10 (13.16%) Kafka
8 10 (13.16%) C#
8 10 (13.16%) JavaScript
8 10 (13.16%) CSS
8 10 (13.16%) Microsoft

SQL
Co-occurring IT Skills in Surrey 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 (17.11%) Apache
2 12 (15.79%) Apache Spark
3 8 (10.53%) Elasticsearch
4 3 (3.95%) IIS
4 3 (3.95%) Tomcat
5 2 (2.63%) Confluence
5 2 (2.63%) nginx
5 2 (2.63%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 2 (2.63%) SharePoint
6 1 (1.32%) MS Exchange
6 1 (1.32%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (3.95%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.32%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.32%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (1.32%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.32%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.32%) Adobe Campaign
1 1 (1.32%) Hyperion Planning
Cloud Services
1 15 (19.74%) Azure
2 7 (9.21%) AWS
3 4 (5.26%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (2.63%) Amazon S3
4 2 (2.63%) Amazon SQS
4 2 (2.63%) AWS CloudFormation
4 2 (2.63%) CloudFront
4 2 (2.63%) Google Analytics
4 2 (2.63%) PaaS
4 2 (2.63%) Power Platform
4 2 (2.63%) Serverless
5 1 (1.32%) Adobe Analytics
5 1 (1.32%) Azure Data Factory
5 1 (1.32%) GCP
5 1 (1.32%) GitHub
5 1 (1.32%) IaaS
5 1 (1.32%) Microsoft 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.26%) TCP/IP
2 2 (2.63%) HTTP
2 2 (2.63%) SSL
3 1 (1.32%) DHCP
3 1 (1.32%) DNS
3 1 (1.32%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (18.42%) SQL Server
2 13 (17.11%) Big Data
3 12 (15.79%) Hadoop
4 9 (11.84%) Apache Accumulo
4 9 (11.84%) Apache Hive
5 8 (10.53%) PostgreSQL
5 8 (10.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 6 (7.89%) Tableau
7 5 (6.58%) SQLite
8 4 (5.26%) MySQL
8 4 (5.26%) Relational Database
9 2 (2.63%) Amazon RDS
9 2 (2.63%) Azure SQL Database
9 2 (2.63%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (2.63%) NoSQL
9 2 (2.63%) Power BI
10 1 (1.32%) Cosmos DB
10 1 (1.32%) Oracle Smart View
10 1 (1.32%) RDBMS
10 1 (1.32%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 12 (15.79%) JIRA
2 11 (14.47%) Git (software)
3 7 (9.21%) Jenkins
4 4 (5.26%) CruiseControl
5 3 (3.95%) Selenium
6 2 (2.63%) Ant
6 2 (2.63%) GCC
6 2 (2.63%) Xcode
7 1 (1.32%) Cypress.io
7 1 (1.32%) Gradle
7 1 (1.32%) IntelliJ
7 1 (1.32%) JDeveloper
7 1 (1.32%) JUnit
7 1 (1.32%) Mockito
7 1 (1.32%) SonarQube
7 1 (1.32%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 1 (1.32%) Visual Studio
7 1 (1.32%) Visual Studio Code
General
1 10 (13.16%) Finance
2 7 (9.21%) Back Office
2 7 (9.21%) Marketing
3 4 (5.26%) Retail
4 3 (3.95%) Banking
4 3 (3.95%) Electronics
4 3 (3.95%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.32%) Advertising
5 1 (1.32%) Aerospace
5 1 (1.32%) Front Office
5 1 (1.32%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.32%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 21 (27.63%) Developer
2 19 (25.00%) Architect
3 15 (19.74%) Analyst
4 14 (18.42%) Solutions Architect
5 13 (17.11%) Data Analyst
6 8 (10.53%) Data Architect
7 7 (9.21%) Pensions Analyst
8 6 (7.89%) Big Data Architect
8 6 (7.89%) Java Developer
9 5 (6.58%) .NET Developer
9 5 (6.58%) Applications Developer
9 5 (6.58%) Big Data Solutions Architect
10 4 (5.26%) E-Commerce Architect
10 4 (5.26%) E-Commerce Solution Architect
10 4 (5.26%) SAP Architect
10 4 (5.26%) SAP Solutions Architect
11 3 (3.95%) Backend Developer
11 3 (3.95%) Big Data Developer
11 3 (3.95%) Site Engineer
11 3 (3.95%) Site Reliability Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (14.47%) HTML
2 10 (13.16%) CSS
2 10 (13.16%) Kafka
3 9 (11.84%) .NET
4 8 (10.53%) Apache NiFi
4 8 (10.53%) RabbitMQ
5 6 (7.89%) AngularJS
5 6 (7.89%) Spring
6 4 (5.26%) LDAP
6 4 (5.26%) RESTful
7 3 (3.95%) ASP.NET
7 3 (3.95%) Node.js
7 3 (3.95%) React
7 3 (3.95%) REST
7 3 (3.95%) SOAP
7 3 (3.95%) XML
8 2 (2.63%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 2 (2.63%) Express
8 2 (2.63%) gRPC
8 2 (2.63%) pytest
Miscellaneous
1 6 (7.89%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (5.26%) Data Structures
2 4 (5.26%) Replication
3 3 (3.95%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (3.95%) PKI
4 2 (2.63%) Algorithms
4 2 (2.63%) Cloud Native
4 2 (2.63%) Greenfield Project
4 2 (2.63%) N-Tier
5 1 (1.32%) Public Cloud
5 1 (1.32%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 7 (9.21%) Linux
1 7 (9.21%) Windows
2 5 (6.58%) Android
3 2 (2.63%) Mac OS
4 1 (1.32%) Ubuntu
4 1 (1.32%) Unix
4 1 (1.32%) Windows 10
4 1 (1.32%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.32%) Windows Server
4 1 (1.32%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (32.89%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (19.74%) Scrum
3 13 (17.11%) Configuration Management
4 12 (15.79%) DevOps
4 12 (15.79%) Open Source
4 12 (15.79%) Project Delivery
4 12 (15.79%) Software Engineering
5 10 (13.16%) Test Automation
6 9 (11.84%) E-Commerce
6 9 (11.84%) Migration
6 9 (11.84%) Problem-Solving
6 9 (11.84%) Stakeholder Management
7 8 (10.53%) Data Analysis
8 7 (9.21%) Analytics
8 7 (9.21%) B2B
8 7 (9.21%) System Testing
9 6 (7.89%) Continuous Integration
9 6 (7.89%) CRM
10 5 (6.58%) Computer Science
10 5 (6.58%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (18.42%) Java
1 14 (18.42%) Python
2 10 (13.16%) C#
2 10 (13.16%) JavaScript
3 8 (10.53%) PowerShell
3 8 (10.53%) T-SQL
4 5 (6.58%) ANSI SQL
5 4 (5.26%) C++
6 2 (2.63%) C
6 2 (2.63%) Perl
6 2 (2.63%) PL/SQL
6 2 (2.63%) Shell Script
7 1 (1.32%) Bash Shell
7 1 (1.32%) Java 8
7 1 (1.32%) R
7 1 (1.32%) Ruby
7 1 (1.32%) TypeScript
7 1 (1.32%) VB
7 1 (1.32%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 18 (23.68%) SC Cleared
1 18 (23.68%) Security Cleared
2 5 (6.58%) Degree
3 1 (1.32%) DV Cleared
3 1 (1.32%) ISTQB
3 1 (1.32%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (1.32%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.32%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.26%) QA
2 3 (3.95%) GDPR
3 1 (1.32%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.32%) ISO 9001
3 1 (1.32%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 1 (1.32%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (14.47%) Docker
2 9 (11.84%) HDFS
3 8 (10.53%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 7 (9.21%) Active Directory
5 2 (2.63%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (1.32%) Hyper-V
6 1 (1.32%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (1.32%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 13 (17.11%) Ansible
2 12 (15.79%) Hadoop YARN
3 11 (14.47%) Kubernetes
4 8 (10.53%) Oozie
5 3 (3.95%) Foglight
6 2 (2.63%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (2.63%) Puppet
6 2 (2.63%) Rancher
6 2 (2.63%) Salt
7 1 (1.32%) WSUS
Vendors
1 10 (13.16%) Microsoft
2 9 (11.84%) SAP
3 5 (6.58%) Oracle
4 3 (3.95%) Adobe
5 2 (2.63%) Google
5 2 (2.63%) VMware
6 1 (1.32%) Databricks
6 1 (1.32%) Facebook
6 1 (1.32%) Hyperion
6 1 (1.32%) MuleSoft