The table below looks at the statistics for SQL skills in IT contracts advertised for the Chester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SQL over the 3 months to 3 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Structured Query Language (SQL)
Rank 5 4 17
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +13
Contract jobs citing SQL 26 50 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 15.76% 23.81% 6.40%
As % of the Programming Languages category 44.07% 44.25% 23.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 15 5
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£413 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.92% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £323 £171 £201
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £390 £407
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 3
Average hourly rate £25.75 £42.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-39.41% +112.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.20 £27.24
% change year-on-year
+10.29% -0.13%
SQL
Cheshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the Chester region.

Programming Languages Category
Chester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
59 113 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 35.76% 53.81% 27.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 41 28
Average daily rate £388 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.23% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £140 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £483 £385 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 12 10
Average hourly rate £25.75 £35.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.42% +75.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.35 £31.56 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.15 £140.00 £39.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -

SQL
Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SQL across the Chester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

SQL Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

SQL
Daily Rate Trend in Chester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SQL across the Chester region.

SQL Daily Rate Trend in Chester

SQL
Daily Rate Histogram in Chester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SQL across the Chester region over the 3 months to 3 March 2015.

SQL Daily Rate Histogram in Chester

SQL
Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

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

SQL Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

SQL
Hourly Rate Histogram in Chester

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SQL across the Chester region over the 3 months to 3 March 2015.

SQL Hourly Rate Histogram in Chester

SQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Chester region citing SQL also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SQL.

1 15 (38.46%) Oracle
2 13 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 12 (30.77%) HTML
3 12 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (28.21%) PL/SQL
4 11 (28.21%) CSS
5 10 (25.64%) Java
6 9 (23.08%) XML
7 8 (20.51%) PRINCE2
7 8 (20.51%) SQL Server
7 8 (20.51%) Oracle HRMS
7 8 (20.51%) Oracle Applications
7 8 (20.51%) TDD
7 8 (20.51%) JSON
7 8 (20.51%) Oracle EBS R12
8 7 (17.95%) Banking
8 7 (17.95%) Finance
8 7 (17.95%) E-Commerce
9 6 (15.38%) RDBMS
9 6 (15.38%) C#
9 6 (15.38%) .NET
9 6 (15.38%) J2EE
9 6 (15.38%) T-SQL
9 6 (15.38%) Spring
9 6 (15.38%) Relational Database
10 5 (12.82%) Web Application Development
10 5 (12.82%) Talend
10 5 (12.82%) Continuous Integration
10 5 (12.82%) Talend Open Studio
10 5 (12.82%) Project Planning

SQL
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Chester region citing SQL also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SQL. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (7.69%) Oracle HTTP Server
1 3 (7.69%) IBM HTTP Server
1 3 (7.69%) WebSphere
2 1 (2.56%) Umbraco
2 1 (2.56%) Node.js
2 1 (2.56%) Tomcat
2 1 (2.56%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (2.56%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.56%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 8 (20.51%) Oracle HRMS
1 8 (20.51%) Oracle Applications
1 8 (20.51%) Oracle EBS R12
2 5 (12.82%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (2.56%) Oracle 11i
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.69%) HTTP
1 3 (7.69%) Internet
2 1 (2.56%) NAS
2 1 (2.56%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.56%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (20.51%) SQL Server
2 6 (15.38%) Relational Database
2 6 (15.38%) RDBMS
3 4 (10.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (7.69%) Informix
5 2 (5.13%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (5.13%) Oracle Database
6 1 (2.56%) SAS Data Integration Studio
6 1 (2.56%) OLAP Cube
6 1 (2.56%) QlikView
6 1 (2.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (2.56%) OLAP
6 1 (2.56%) MS Access
6 1 (2.56%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (2.56%) DTS
6 1 (2.56%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (2.56%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (2.56%) DataStage
6 1 (2.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (12.82%) Talend Open Studio
2 4 (10.26%) Selenium
2 4 (10.26%) JUnit
2 4 (10.26%) Visual Studio
2 4 (10.26%) Mockito
3 3 (7.69%) Cucumber
4 2 (5.13%) Jenkins
4 2 (5.13%) Introscope
4 2 (5.13%) JIRA
5 1 (2.56%) Eclipse
5 1 (2.56%) Ant
5 1 (2.56%) TeamCity
5 1 (2.56%) Git (software)
General
1 7 (17.95%) Finance
1 7 (17.95%) Banking
2 2 (5.13%) Retail
2 2 (5.13%) Local Government
2 2 (5.13%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 21 (53.85%) Developer
2 10 (25.64%) Consultant
3 8 (20.51%) Oracle Consultant
4 7 (17.95%) Java Developer
5 6 (15.38%) Analyst
6 3 (7.69%) Project Manager
6 3 (7.69%) Functional Consultant
6 3 (7.69%) Data Analyst
6 3 (7.69%) Technical Leader
6 3 (7.69%) Oracle Functional Consultant
6 3 (7.69%) .NET Developer
6 3 (7.69%) Oracle Project Manager
7 2 (5.13%) Java/J2EE Developer
7 2 (5.13%) Lead Business Analyst
7 2 (5.13%) ETL Developer
7 2 (5.13%) Business Analyst
7 2 (5.13%) Report Analyst
7 2 (5.13%) Oracle Developer
8 1 (2.56%) Oracle DBA
8 1 (2.56%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (30.77%) HTML
2 11 (28.21%) CSS
3 9 (23.08%) XML
4 8 (20.51%) JSON
5 6 (15.38%) Spring
5 6 (15.38%) .NET
5 6 (15.38%) J2EE
6 5 (12.82%) JDBC
6 5 (12.82%) XSL
6 5 (12.82%) Servlets
6 5 (12.82%) NHibernate
6 5 (12.82%) Web Services
7 4 (10.26%) CSS3
7 4 (10.26%) PowerMock
7 4 (10.26%) Ajax
7 4 (10.26%) SOAP
8 3 (7.69%) WSDL
8 3 (7.69%) JAX-RPC
8 3 (7.69%) .NET Framework
8 3 (7.69%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.26%) Online Banking
2 3 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (5.13%) Open Source
3 2 (5.13%) N-Tier
4 1 (2.56%) Mainframe
4 1 (2.56%) CMDB
4 1 (2.56%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 3 (7.69%) Windows
2 1 (2.56%) AIX
2 1 (2.56%) Linux
2 1 (2.56%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (20.51%) TDD
2 8 (20.51%) PRINCE2
3 7 (17.95%) E-Commerce
4 5 (12.82%) ETL
4 5 (12.82%) MVC
4 5 (12.82%) Project Planning
4 5 (12.82%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (12.82%) Web Application Development
5 3 (7.69%) Integration Testing
5 3 (7.69%) User Stories
5 3 (7.69%) Test Automation
5 3 (7.69%) Web Development
5 3 (7.69%) Refactoring
5 3 (7.69%) Project Management
5 3 (7.69%) Pair Programming
5 3 (7.69%) Scrum
5 3 (7.69%) Software Engineering
6 2 (5.13%) ITIL
6 2 (5.13%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 13 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 11 (28.21%) PL/SQL
3 10 (25.64%) Java
4 6 (15.38%) C#
4 6 (15.38%) T-SQL
5 2 (5.13%) VBA
5 2 (5.13%) PL/1
6 1 (2.56%) Jython
6 1 (2.56%) VBScript
6 1 (2.56%) VB
6 1 (2.56%) Perl
6 1 (2.56%) PHP
Qualifications
1 3 (7.69%) PRINCE2 Certification
1 3 (7.69%) Degree
2 2 (5.13%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.13%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.56%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 1 (2.56%) Tivoli
1 1 (2.56%) SCOM
Vendors
1 15 (38.46%) Oracle
2 5 (12.82%) Talend
3 4 (10.26%) IBM
4 3 (7.69%) HP
4 3 (7.69%) Ab Initio
5 2 (5.13%) Tableau
5 2 (5.13%) Compuware
5 2 (5.13%) Citrix
5 2 (5.13%) Informatica
5 2 (5.13%) Perforce
5 2 (5.13%) Business Objects
6 1 (2.56%) SAP
6 1 (2.56%) Microsoft
6 1 (2.56%) Sun
6 1 (2.56%) BMC
6 1 (2.56%) Vertica
6 1 (2.56%) Sitecore
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