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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Structured Query Language (SQL)
Rank 6 4 11
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +7
Contract jobs citing SQL 19 38 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 15.20% 20.43% 9.38%
As % of the Programming Languages category 42.22% 47.50% 34.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 16 6
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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 £335 £186 £211
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £400 £393
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 5
Average hourly rate £35.00 - £38.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 £27.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -1.81%
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
45 80 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 36.00% 43.01% 27.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 33 23
Average daily rate £369 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.91% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £155 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £388 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 7 12
Average hourly rate £35.00 £31.56 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.91% +57.77%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £33.53 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.89% -4.21%

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 30 January 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 14 (36.84%) JavaScript
2 13 (34.21%) HTML
3 12 (31.58%) Oracle
3 12 (31.58%) CSS
4 9 (23.68%) Java
4 9 (23.68%) RDBMS
4 9 (23.68%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (23.68%) Relational Database
5 8 (21.05%) Finance
5 8 (21.05%) PL/SQL
5 8 (21.05%) T-SQL
5 8 (21.05%) Windows
6 7 (18.42%) XML
6 7 (18.42%) HP
6 7 (18.42%) E-Commerce
6 7 (18.42%) MVC
6 7 (18.42%) TDD
6 7 (18.42%) Banking
6 7 (18.42%) JSON
6 7 (18.42%) Analytical Skills
7 6 (15.79%) Linux
7 6 (15.79%) AIX
7 6 (15.79%) Perl
7 6 (15.79%) SQL Server
8 5 (13.16%) .NET
8 5 (13.16%) J2EE
8 5 (13.16%) PRINCE2
8 5 (13.16%) C#
8 5 (13.16%) Web Services
8 5 (13.16%) Sun

SQL
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 4 (10.53%) Apache
2 3 (7.89%) Oracle HTTP Server
2 3 (7.89%) IBM HTTP Server
2 3 (7.89%) WebSphere
3 1 (2.63%) Tomcat
3 1 (2.63%) SAS
Applications
1 3 (7.89%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (2.63%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 5 (13.16%) Oracle HRMS
1 5 (13.16%) Oracle Applications
1 5 (13.16%) Oracle EBS R12
2 4 (10.53%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (2.63%) Oracle 11i
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.89%) HTTP
1 3 (7.89%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (23.68%) RDBMS
1 9 (23.68%) Relational Database
2 6 (15.79%) SQL Server
3 4 (10.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (7.89%) Informix
5 2 (5.26%) Oracle Database
5 2 (5.26%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (2.63%) OLAP
6 1 (2.63%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (2.63%) DTS
6 1 (2.63%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (2.63%) DataStage
6 1 (2.63%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (2.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (2.63%) QlikView
6 1 (2.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (2.63%) OLAP Cube
6 1 (2.63%) SAS Data Integration Studio
Development Applications
1 4 (10.53%) JUnit
2 3 (7.89%) Visual Studio
2 3 (7.89%) Selenium
2 3 (7.89%) Mockito
2 3 (7.89%) Cucumber
2 3 (7.89%) Talend Open Studio
3 2 (5.26%) Jenkins
3 2 (5.26%) JIRA
3 2 (5.26%) Introscope
4 1 (2.63%) Ant
4 1 (2.63%) Eclipse
General
1 8 (21.05%) Finance
2 7 (18.42%) Banking
3 2 (5.26%) Retail Banking
3 2 (5.26%) Retail
4 1 (2.63%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 16 (42.11%) Developer
2 8 (21.05%) Analyst
3 7 (18.42%) Consultant
4 6 (15.79%) Data Analyst
4 6 (15.79%) Java Developer
5 5 (13.16%) Oracle Consultant
6 3 (7.89%) Report Analyst
7 2 (5.26%) Lead Business Analyst
7 2 (5.26%) Java/J2EE Developer
7 2 (5.26%) Oracle Developer
7 2 (5.26%) .NET Developer
7 2 (5.26%) Business Analyst
8 1 (2.63%) Software Engineer
8 1 (2.63%) Business Developer
8 1 (2.63%) Project Manager
8 1 (2.63%) DBA
8 1 (2.63%) Senior Developer
8 1 (2.63%) Support Engineer
8 1 (2.63%) Applications Consultant
8 1 (2.63%) Functional Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (34.21%) HTML
2 12 (31.58%) CSS
3 7 (18.42%) XML
3 7 (18.42%) JSON
4 5 (13.16%) .NET
4 5 (13.16%) J2EE
4 5 (13.16%) Web Services
4 5 (13.16%) Spring
5 4 (10.53%) CSS3
5 4 (10.53%) NHibernate
5 4 (10.53%) Ajax
5 4 (10.53%) YUI
5 4 (10.53%) XSL
5 4 (10.53%) JDBC
5 4 (10.53%) Servlets
6 3 (7.89%) SOAP
6 3 (7.89%) JAX-RPC
6 3 (7.89%) WSDL
6 3 (7.89%) LINQ
6 3 (7.89%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 7 (18.42%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (10.53%) Online Banking
3 2 (5.26%) Open Source
3 2 (5.26%) N-Tier
4 1 (2.63%) NHS
4 1 (2.63%) Mainframe
4 1 (2.63%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 8 (21.05%) Windows
2 6 (15.79%) Linux
2 6 (15.79%) AIX
3 1 (2.63%) UNIX
3 1 (2.63%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (23.68%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (18.42%) E-Commerce
2 7 (18.42%) MVC
2 7 (18.42%) TDD
3 5 (13.16%) PRINCE2
3 5 (13.16%) Continuous Integration
3 5 (13.16%) Web Development
4 4 (10.53%) Web Application Development
4 4 (10.53%) Project Planning
5 3 (7.89%) ETL
5 3 (7.89%) Scrum
5 3 (7.89%) Pair Programming
5 3 (7.89%) Refactoring
5 3 (7.89%) Software Engineering
5 3 (7.89%) Integration Testing
5 3 (7.89%) Test Automation
5 3 (7.89%) User Stories
6 2 (5.26%) Migration
7 1 (2.63%) ITIL
7 1 (2.63%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 14 (36.84%) JavaScript
2 9 (23.68%) Java
3 8 (21.05%) PL/SQL
3 8 (21.05%) T-SQL
4 6 (15.79%) Perl
5 5 (13.16%) C#
6 2 (5.26%) PL/1
6 2 (5.26%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2 (5.26%) Degree
2 1 (2.63%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.26%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.63%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 1 (2.63%) Tivoli
1 1 (2.63%) SCOM
Vendors
1 12 (31.58%) Oracle
2 7 (18.42%) HP
3 5 (13.16%) Sun
3 5 (13.16%) BMC
4 4 (10.53%) IBM
5 3 (7.89%) Ab Initio
5 3 (7.89%) Talend
6 2 (5.26%) Perforce
6 2 (5.26%) Informatica
6 2 (5.26%) Compuware
6 2 (5.26%) Business Objects
7 1 (2.63%) SAP
7 1 (2.63%) Microsoft
7 1 (2.63%) Citrix
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