The table below looks at the statistics for SQL skills in IT contracts advertised for the East of England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SQL over the 3 months to 3 September 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 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Structured Query Language (SQL)
Rank 6 2 5
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +3
Contract jobs citing SQL 429 577 367
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 14.19% 18.66% 15.34%
As % of the Programming Languages category 37.11% 45.50% 39.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 229 366 206
Average daily rate
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£350 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £193
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £465 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £339 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.32% +4.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 14 28
Average hourly rate £33.25 £31.25 £24.23
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.40% +28.97%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.20 £16.68 £9.23
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £46.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.13 £26.33
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +6.83%
SQL
England

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

Programming Languages Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
1156 1268 939
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 38.23% 41.00% 39.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 672 792 482
Average daily rate £360 £359 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.34% +2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £233 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £374 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.85% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 68 50 74
Average hourly rate £39.00 £34.11 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.32% +0.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £20.00 £12.21
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £57.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+11.42% +2.94%

SQL
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

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

SQL Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

SQL
Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

SQL Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

SQL
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

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

SQL Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

SQL
Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

SQL Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

SQL
Hourly Rate Histogram in the East of England

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

SQL Hourly Rate Histogram in the East of England

SQL
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL within the East of England region over the 3 months to 3 September 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Essex -3 117 £375 -3.84% 31
Hertfordshire -2 110 £350 -1.40% 84
Cambridgeshire -4 103 £338 +3.84% 66
Bedfordshire +2 40 £394 -1.56% 14
Suffolk -5 38 £350 -6.66% 10
Norfolk +1 19 £280 +72.30% 7
East Anglia -2 3 £250 -30.55%
SQL
England

SQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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.

1 233 (28.91%) SQL Server
2 180 (22.33%) Oracle
3 171 (21.22%) Agile Software Development
4 165 (20.47%) Windows
5 158 (19.60%) XML
6 157 (19.48%) Microsoft
7 156 (19.35%) JavaScript
8 155 (19.23%) Java
9 143 (17.74%) Finance
10 129 (16.00%) .NET
11 122 (15.14%) HTML
12 110 (13.65%) C#
13 109 (13.52%) UNIX
14 105 (13.03%) Web Services
14 105 (13.03%) Business Intelligence
15 94 (11.66%) Linux
16 92 (11.41%) T-SQL
16 92 (11.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 91 (11.29%) J2EE
18 82 (10.17%) Data Warehouse
19 81 (10.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
20 75 (9.31%) TDD
21 73 (9.06%) ETL
22 72 (8.93%) Analytical Skills
23 71 (8.81%) Relational Database
23 71 (8.81%) CRM
24 62 (7.69%) VMware
25 61 (7.57%) SharePoint
25 61 (7.57%) E-Commerce
25 61 (7.57%) PL/SQL

SQL
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 61 (7.57%) SharePoint
2 49 (6.08%) WebSphere
3 45 (5.58%) BizTalk Server
4 27 (3.35%) IIS
5 15 (1.86%) WebSphere Application Server
5 15 (1.86%) MS Exchange
6 14 (1.74%) MQSeries
7 13 (1.61%) SharePoint 2010
7 13 (1.61%) Apache Pig
7 13 (1.61%) JBoss
8 11 (1.36%) CMS
9 9 (1.12%) Apache
9 9 (1.12%) Apache Solr
10 8 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2007
11 7 (0.87%) SharePoint 2013
11 7 (0.87%) ArchestrA
12 6 (0.74%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 6 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2013
12 6 (0.74%) Lync
12 6 (0.74%) Node.js
Applications
1 56 (6.95%) MS Excel
2 37 (4.59%) MS Office
3 21 (2.61%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.50%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (0.50%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (0.37%) MS Project
6 2 (0.25%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.12%) SPSS
7 1 (0.12%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.12%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 42 (5.21%) Dynamics CRM
2 19 (2.36%) Oracle EBS
3 11 (1.36%) SAP CRM
4 10 (1.24%) CODA-Financials
4 10 (1.24%) Agresso
5 9 (1.12%) Magento
6 8 (0.99%) Oracle Payables
6 8 (0.99%) Tridion
7 7 (0.87%) Cognos Planning
8 6 (0.74%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 6 (0.74%) Dynamics AX
8 6 (0.74%) SunGard AvantGard
9 5 (0.62%) Oracle ERP
9 5 (0.62%) Oracle Applications
9 5 (0.62%) Oracle General Ledger
9 5 (0.62%) Oracle EBS R12
9 5 (0.62%) Oracle Receivables
9 5 (0.62%) Oracle Assets
10 3 (0.37%) Oracle iProcurement
10 3 (0.37%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 12 (1.49%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (1.36%) Google Analytics
3 10 (1.24%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (0.74%) SaaS
5 5 (0.62%) Office 365
6 2 (0.25%) GitHub
7 1 (0.12%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 36 (4.47%) SAN
2 26 (3.23%) Firewall
2 26 (3.23%) DNS
3 24 (2.98%) DHCP
4 18 (2.23%) Internet
5 13 (1.61%) TCP/IP
6 10 (1.24%) WAN
6 10 (1.24%) LAN
6 10 (1.24%) Intranet
7 8 (0.99%) SNMP
8 7 (0.87%) 2G
8 7 (0.87%) VLAN
8 7 (0.87%) Cisco ASA
8 7 (0.87%) Radio Access Network
9 6 (0.74%) NetScaler
9 6 (0.74%) Network Security
9 6 (0.74%) 4G
9 6 (0.74%) 3G
10 5 (0.62%) Telnet
10 5 (0.62%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 233 (28.91%) SQL Server
2 92 (11.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 82 (10.17%) Data Warehouse
4 81 (10.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 71 (8.81%) Relational Database
6 57 (7.07%) Oracle Database
6 57 (7.07%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 47 (5.83%) SQL Server 2008
8 45 (5.58%) MySQL
9 34 (4.22%) DB2
9 34 (4.22%) RDBMS
10 30 (3.72%) Crystal Reports
11 26 (3.23%) Hadoop
12 25 (3.10%) Oracle Reports
13 22 (2.73%) SQL Server 2005
13 22 (2.73%) MongoDB
13 22 (2.73%) SQL Server 2012
14 21 (2.61%) PostgreSQL
15 19 (2.36%) DbVisualizer
16 17 (2.11%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 42 (5.21%) Ant
2 32 (3.97%) Subversion
3 27 (3.35%) JIRA
4 26 (3.23%) Maven
4 26 (3.23%) Eclipse
5 24 (2.98%) Selenium
6 22 (2.73%) JUnit
6 22 (2.73%) Visual Studio
7 21 (2.61%) Git (software)
8 19 (2.36%) SoapUI
8 19 (2.36%) Jenkins
9 16 (1.99%) AccuRev
9 16 (1.99%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
10 14 (1.74%) Team Foundation Server
10 14 (1.74%) WebDriver
11 13 (1.61%) Oracle Forms
11 13 (1.61%) LoadRunner
12 12 (1.49%) NUnit
13 9 (1.12%) ERwin
13 9 (1.12%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 143 (17.74%) Finance
2 48 (5.96%) Retail
3 24 (2.98%) Manufacturing
4 20 (2.48%) Telecoms
5 19 (2.36%) Marketing
6 11 (1.36%) Automotive
7 9 (1.12%) Banking
8 8 (0.99%) Local Government
9 6 (0.74%) Advertising
10 5 (0.62%) Billing
10 5 (0.62%) Legal
10 5 (0.62%) Pharmaceutical
10 5 (0.62%) Back Office
11 3 (0.37%) Law
12 2 (0.25%) Publishing
12 2 (0.25%) Games
13 1 (0.12%) Military
13 1 (0.12%) Investment Banking
13 1 (0.12%) General Ledger
13 1 (0.12%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 331 (41.07%) Developer
2 188 (23.33%) Analyst
3 77 (9.55%) Java Developer
4 60 (7.44%) DBA
5 47 (5.83%) Data Analyst
6 40 (4.96%) Business Analyst
7 37 (4.59%) SQL DBA
8 36 (4.47%) Senior Developer
9 33 (4.09%) Support Analyst
10 32 (3.97%) .NET Developer
11 31 (3.85%) SQL Developer
11 31 (3.85%) Java/J2EE Developer
12 29 (3.60%) Consultant
13 28 (3.47%) Administrator
13 28 (3.47%) Applications Support
14 26 (3.23%) Systems Analyst
15 25 (3.10%) Test Analyst
16 22 (2.73%) Business Intelligence Developer
17 20 (2.48%) Architect
18 19 (2.36%) Systems Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 158 (19.60%) XML
2 129 (16.00%) .NET
3 122 (15.14%) HTML
4 105 (13.03%) Web Services
5 91 (11.29%) J2EE
6 58 (7.20%) SOAP
7 57 (7.07%) CSS
8 55 (6.82%) ASP.NET
9 45 (5.58%) JSP
10 39 (4.84%) Ajax
11 38 (4.71%) Spring
11 38 (4.71%) Hibernate
12 36 (4.47%) Struts
13 35 (4.34%) WCF
13 35 (4.34%) jQuery
13 35 (4.34%) RESTful
14 31 (3.85%) HTML5
15 30 (3.72%) .NET Framework
16 27 (3.35%) XHTML
17 26 (3.23%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 72 (8.93%) Analytical Skills
2 23 (2.85%) Clustering
3 20 (2.48%) NHS
3 20 (2.48%) Management Information System
4 16 (1.99%) Data Extraction
5 15 (1.86%) Web 2.0
5 15 (1.86%) Data Centre
6 13 (1.61%) Computer Science
7 12 (1.49%) Data Structures
8 9 (1.12%) Statistics
8 9 (1.12%) Replication
9 8 (0.99%) CMDB
9 8 (0.99%) Data Integration
10 7 (0.87%) SCADA
10 7 (0.87%) LIMS
10 7 (0.87%) N-Tier
11 6 (0.74%) e-Health
11 6 (0.74%) Client/Server
11 6 (0.74%) PKI
11 6 (0.74%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 165 (20.47%) Windows
2 109 (13.52%) UNIX
3 94 (11.66%) Linux
4 46 (5.71%) Windows Server 2008
5 40 (4.96%) Windows Server 2003
6 31 (3.85%) Solaris
6 31 (3.85%) Windows 7
7 29 (3.60%) Windows Server 2012
8 7 (0.87%) AIX
8 7 (0.87%) HPUX
9 5 (0.62%) Debian
9 5 (0.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (0.50%) Fedora
11 3 (0.37%) Android
12 2 (0.25%) Windows 8
12 2 (0.25%) Windows Mobile
13 1 (0.12%) Embedded Linux
13 1 (0.12%) Windows Vista
13 1 (0.12%) Windows 2000 Server
13 1 (0.12%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 171 (21.22%) Agile Software Development
2 105 (13.03%) Business Intelligence
3 75 (9.31%) TDD
4 73 (9.06%) ETL
5 71 (8.81%) CRM
6 61 (7.57%) E-Commerce
7 50 (6.20%) MVC
8 46 (5.71%) Scrum
8 46 (5.71%) Performance Tuning
9 45 (5.58%) Migration
10 40 (4.96%) Analytics
11 38 (4.71%) ITIL
12 35 (4.34%) ERP
12 35 (4.34%) OO
13 34 (4.22%) SOA
14 32 (3.97%) Data Modelling
15 31 (3.85%) Project Management
16 30 (3.72%) Validation
16 30 (3.72%) Automated Testing
17 29 (3.60%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 156 (19.35%) JavaScript
2 155 (19.23%) Java
3 110 (13.65%) C#
4 92 (11.41%) T-SQL
5 61 (7.57%) PL/SQL
6 33 (4.09%) VBA
7 25 (3.10%) C++
8 24 (2.98%) Perl
8 24 (2.98%) PHP
9 23 (2.85%) C
10 19 (2.36%) Python
11 18 (2.23%) VB
11 18 (2.23%) PowerShell
12 12 (1.49%) XPath
12 12 (1.49%) VBScript
13 11 (1.36%) VB.NET
13 11 (1.36%) Groovy
14 9 (1.12%) Shell Script
15 7 (0.87%) Pascal
15 7 (0.87%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 45 (5.58%) Degree
2 35 (4.34%) Security Cleared
3 19 (2.36%) Microsoft Certification
4 18 (2.23%) ISEB
5 14 (1.74%) MCSE
6 12 (1.49%) SC Cleared
7 10 (1.24%) CISSP
8 9 (1.12%) ISEB Practitioner
9 7 (0.87%) Cisco Certification
10 6 (0.74%) CCNA
11 5 (0.62%) PhD
11 5 (0.62%) ISACA
11 5 (0.62%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 4 (0.50%) MCSA
13 3 (0.37%) ITIL Certification
14 2 (0.25%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 2 (0.25%) Postgraduate
14 2 (0.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 2 (0.25%) CISM
14 2 (0.25%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (4.09%) SLA
2 28 (3.47%) QA
3 15 (1.86%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.25%) HL7
4 2 (0.25%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.12%) GMP
5 1 (0.12%) ISO 8583
5 1 (0.12%) Solvency II
5 1 (0.12%) CDISC
System Software
1 49 (6.08%) Active Directory
2 22 (2.73%) Xen
3 17 (2.11%) VMware Infrastructure
4 15 (1.86%) Hyper-V
5 13 (1.61%) XenApp
6 7 (0.87%) vSphere
7 6 (0.74%) Microsoft App-V
7 6 (0.74%) Oracle RAC
8 3 (0.37%) Terminal Server
8 3 (0.37%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.12%) ISA Server
9 1 (0.12%) VMware ESX
9 1 (0.12%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.12%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.12%) Docker
Systems Management
1 23 (2.85%) Backup Exec
2 18 (2.23%) SCOM
3 13 (1.61%) SCCM
4 6 (0.74%) HP Quality Center
4 6 (0.74%) CA Spectrum
5 5 (0.62%) Puppet
6 4 (0.50%) Oracle RMAN
7 3 (0.37%) NetBackup
7 3 (0.37%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 3 (0.37%) HP SiteScope
7 3 (0.37%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 3 (0.37%) SCOrch
8 2 (0.25%) Ansible
8 2 (0.25%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (0.25%) ARCserve
8 2 (0.25%) Data Guard
9 1 (0.12%) HP Data Protector
9 1 (0.12%) WMI
9 1 (0.12%) ServiceCenter
9 1 (0.12%) Mesos
Vendors
1 180 (22.33%) Oracle
2 157 (19.48%) Microsoft
3 62 (7.69%) VMware
4 52 (6.45%) HP
5 48 (5.96%) Citrix
6 44 (5.46%) SAP
7 36 (4.47%) IBM
8 30 (3.72%) Cognos
9 25 (3.10%) Symantec
10 21 (2.61%) Hitachi
11 17 (2.11%) CODA
12 16 (1.99%) Cisco
13 13 (1.61%) Dell
13 13 (1.61%) FatWire
13 13 (1.61%) 3PAR
14 11 (1.36%) Google
14 11 (1.36%) Adobe
15 10 (1.24%) CheckPoint
16 9 (1.12%) Red Hat
16 9 (1.12%) Informatica
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
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Posted: 12 hours ago
Norwich, Norfolk
Logic Engagements Ltd
Rate: £275 - £300 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
Stevenage, Hertfordshire
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Rate: Competitive
Posted: 19 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Edgar Cowen
Posted: Yesterday
Bedford, Bedfordshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £450.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Chelmsford, Essex
The People Network
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Hertfordshire
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Norwich, Norfolk
Oliver James Associates
Rate: £375 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Hinxton, Cambridge
EMBL
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Green Thompson Consulting
Rate: From £30,000 to £38,500 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Essex
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Posted: 6 days ago
Essex
Public Sector
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Norfolk
CK Group
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Computer People
Rate: £300.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
St. Albans
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
Suffolk
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Rate: £0.00 per day + Market Rates
Posted: 8 days ago
Hertfordshire
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Rate: £35 - £38 per hour
Posted: 9 days ago
Hertfordshire
Deerfoot IT
Rate: £30 - £35 per hour
Posted: 15 days ago
Bury St. Edmunds
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
Welwyn Garden City
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