The table below looks at the statistics for SQL skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SQL over the 3 months to 1 June 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
1 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Structured Query Language (SQL)
Rank 5 5 4
Rank change year-on-year
0 -1
Contract jobs citing SQL 7191 6789 6199
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.78% 14.28% 14.77%
As % of the Programming Languages category 38.94% 38.11% 39.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 4848 4426 3799
Average daily rate
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£375 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £328 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.81% +0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 130 134 198
Average hourly rate £22.50 £30.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.20 £13.50 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £51.75 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-29.68% +16.36%
SQL
UK

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

Programming Languages Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
18469 17815 15746
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 37.96% 37.47% 37.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 12484 11896 9943
Average daily rate £400 £385 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% -3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 383 415 572
Average hourly rate £37.00 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £17.50 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.79 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.50 £35.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.81% +1.42%

SQL
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

SQL Jobs Demand Trend in England

SQL
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

SQL Daily Rate Trend in England

SQL
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SQL across the England region over the 3 months to 1 June 2015.

SQL Daily Rate Histogram in England

SQL
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

SQL Hourly Rate Trend in England

SQL
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SQL across the England region over the 3 months to 1 June 2015.

SQL Hourly Rate Histogram in England

SQL
Contract Job Locations in 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 England region over the 3 months to 1 June 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
London 0 3437 £438 +2.94% 1340
South East +1 1178 £350 - 617
Yorkshire +2 602 £325 +8.33% 273
North West +1 478 £350 +12.00% 365
South West +1 434 £340 +3.03% 271
East of England -2 357 £350 -0.49% 208
West Midlands +1 294 £325 +5.69% 208
East Midlands +4 270 £325 +3.17% 134
North East -2 109 £340 +23.63% 43
Midlands 0 16 £400 -5.88% 4
South Coast +4 3 - -
SQL
UK

SQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 June 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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 4239 (30.01%) SQL Server
2 3705 (26.23%) Oracle
3 3124 (22.12%) Finance
4 2932 (20.76%) .NET
5 2738 (19.39%) Agile Software Development
6 2668 (18.89%) Microsoft
7 2550 (18.05%) Java
8 2472 (17.50%) C#
9 2106 (14.91%) Windows
10 1964 (13.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 1943 (13.76%) JavaScript
12 1938 (13.72%) Business Intelligence
13 1814 (12.84%) T-SQL
14 1767 (12.51%) PL/SQL
15 1735 (12.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 1722 (12.19%) HTML
17 1693 (11.99%) UNIX
18 1662 (11.77%) XML
19 1661 (11.76%) Data Warehouse
20 1653 (11.70%) Banking
21 1570 (11.12%) Linux
22 1526 (10.80%) ETL
23 1391 (9.85%) MS Excel
24 1282 (9.08%) Analytical Skills
25 1275 (9.03%) ASP.NET
26 1245 (8.81%) Web Services
27 1202 (8.51%) CSS
28 1170 (8.28%) Migration
29 1116 (7.90%) Oracle Database
30 1030 (7.29%) Relational Database

SQL
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 1 June 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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
1 727 (5.15%) SharePoint
2 572 (4.05%) IIS
3 349 (2.47%) SAS
4 305 (2.16%) Tomcat
5 299 (2.12%) WebLogic
6 294 (2.08%) Apache
7 246 (1.74%) WebSphere
8 243 (1.72%) MS Exchange
9 225 (1.59%) JBoss
10 206 (1.46%) CMS
11 183 (1.30%) BizTalk Server
12 139 (0.98%) Oracle Workflow
13 108 (0.76%) SharePoint 2010
14 97 (0.69%) Node.js
14 97 (0.69%) SharePoint 2013
15 96 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2010
16 88 (0.62%) Lync
17 61 (0.43%) Confluence
18 50 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2013
18 50 (0.35%) Umbraco
Applications
1 1391 (9.85%) MS Excel
2 561 (3.97%) MS Office
3 164 (1.16%) MS PowerPoint
4 151 (1.07%) MS Visio
5 101 (0.72%) PowerPivot
6 78 (0.55%) MS Project
7 50 (0.35%) Spreadsheet
8 46 (0.33%) SPSS
9 40 (0.28%) Photoshop
10 19 (0.13%) InfoPath
11 18 (0.13%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 5 (0.035%) Maya
13 4 (0.028%) GIMP
13 4 (0.028%) Fireworks
14 3 (0.021%) FastStats
14 3 (0.021%) HipChat
15 2 (0.014%) Weka
15 2 (0.014%) Acrobat
15 2 (0.014%) Windchill
15 2 (0.014%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 274 (1.94%) Dynamics CRM
2 199 (1.41%) Oracle EBS
3 166 (1.18%) Oracle EBS R12
4 111 (0.79%) Oracle Applications
5 106 (0.75%) Markit EDM
6 84 (0.59%) Oracle Payables
7 69 (0.49%) Oracle General Ledger
7 69 (0.49%) Dynamics AX
8 61 (0.43%) Oracle Financials
9 54 (0.38%) Oracle Receivables
10 47 (0.33%) Agresso
11 43 (0.30%) Oracle BPM
12 42 (0.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
12 42 (0.30%) Summit
13 40 (0.28%) Remedy ITSM
14 38 (0.27%) Cognos Business Intelligence
15 36 (0.25%) thinkFolio
16 32 (0.23%) Oracle Cash Management
17 28 (0.20%) Oracle 11i
18 26 (0.18%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 195 (1.38%) Amazon AWS
2 140 (0.99%) Microsoft Azure
3 62 (0.44%) SaaS
4 55 (0.39%) Office 365
5 41 (0.29%) Google Analytics
6 38 (0.27%) GitHub
7 32 (0.23%) Amazon EC2
8 30 (0.21%) Cloud Computing
9 18 (0.13%) PaaS
10 17 (0.12%) IaaS
11 16 (0.11%) Adobe Analytics
11 16 (0.11%) Yammer
12 15 (0.11%) Amazon S3
13 13 (0.092%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 12 (0.085%) Google Cloud Platform
15 11 (0.078%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
16 10 (0.071%) Boomi
17 9 (0.064%) Route 53
18 8 (0.057%) Google App Engine
19 7 (0.050%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 324 (2.29%) Firewall
2 298 (2.11%) SAN
3 254 (1.80%) DNS
4 242 (1.71%) Internet
5 216 (1.53%) TCP/IP
6 201 (1.42%) HTTP
7 165 (1.17%) LAN
8 152 (1.08%) DHCP
9 147 (1.04%) WAN
10 113 (0.80%) LDAP
10 113 (0.80%) VPN
11 98 (0.69%) SSL
12 82 (0.58%) NAS
13 73 (0.52%) Intranet
14 72 (0.51%) Network Security
15 70 (0.50%) FTP
16 57 (0.40%) VLAN
17 50 (0.35%) SMTP
18 46 (0.33%) NetScaler
19 42 (0.30%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4239 (30.01%) SQL Server
2 1964 (13.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1735 (12.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1661 (11.76%) Data Warehouse
5 1116 (7.90%) Oracle Database
6 1030 (7.29%) Relational Database
7 997 (7.06%) SQL Server 2008
8 936 (6.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 611 (4.33%) SQL Server 2012
10 578 (4.09%) MySQL
11 513 (3.63%) Oracle Database 11g
12 456 (3.23%) RDBMS
13 402 (2.85%) Oracle Reports
14 371 (2.63%) QlikView
15 302 (2.14%) SQL Server 2005
16 298 (2.11%) DB2
17 297 (2.10%) MS Access
18 266 (1.88%) Oracle Database 10g
19 265 (1.88%) OLAP
20 262 (1.85%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 552 (3.91%) Visual Studio
2 484 (3.43%) Team Foundation Server
3 427 (3.02%) Subversion
4 423 (2.99%) JIRA
5 408 (2.89%) Git (software)
6 314 (2.22%) Selenium
7 282 (2.00%) Maven
8 258 (1.83%) Jenkins
9 234 (1.66%) JUnit
10 230 (1.63%) Oracle Forms
11 209 (1.48%) Ant
12 194 (1.37%) Eclipse
13 170 (1.20%) Toad
14 150 (1.06%) NUnit
15 123 (0.87%) Cucumber
15 123 (0.87%) SoapUI
16 120 (0.85%) Oracle APEX
17 109 (0.77%) TeamCity
18 108 (0.76%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
19 92 (0.65%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 3124 (22.12%) Finance
2 1653 (11.70%) Banking
3 790 (5.59%) Investment Banking
4 562 (3.98%) Front Office
5 475 (3.36%) Retail
6 377 (2.67%) Telecoms
7 319 (2.26%) Marketing
8 259 (1.83%) Back Office
9 142 (1.01%) Legal
10 131 (0.93%) Manufacturing
11 124 (0.88%) Advertising
12 110 (0.78%) Financial Institution
13 99 (0.70%) Games
14 86 (0.61%) Billing
15 80 (0.57%) Publishing
16 65 (0.46%) Law
17 58 (0.41%) General Ledger
18 51 (0.36%) Electronics
19 49 (0.35%) Retail Banking
20 43 (0.30%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 6344 (44.92%) Developer
2 3243 (22.96%) Analyst
3 1148 (8.13%) SQL Developer
4 858 (6.07%) .NET Developer
5 777 (5.50%) Java Developer
6 687 (4.86%) Data Analyst
7 686 (4.86%) DBA
8 683 (4.84%) Business Analyst
9 663 (4.69%) Consultant
10 626 (4.43%) C# Developer
11 579 (4.10%) Architect
12 578 (4.09%) Senior Developer
13 521 (3.69%) Test Analyst
14 519 (3.67%) Business Intelligence Developer
15 476 (3.37%) SQL DBA
16 465 (3.29%) Oracle Developer
17 450 (3.19%) Support Analyst
18 423 (2.99%) Applications Support
19 350 (2.48%) Administrator
20 333 (2.36%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2932 (20.76%) .NET
2 1722 (12.19%) HTML
3 1662 (11.77%) XML
4 1275 (9.03%) ASP.NET
5 1245 (8.81%) Web Services
6 1202 (8.51%) CSS
7 784 (5.55%) jQuery
8 592 (4.19%) WCF
9 587 (4.16%) .NET Framework
10 585 (4.14%) J2EE
11 536 (3.79%) Spring
12 476 (3.37%) SOAP
13 422 (2.99%) HTML5
14 416 (2.95%) ASP.NET MVC
15 351 (2.49%) Hibernate
16 343 (2.43%) Ajax
17 318 (2.25%) REST
18 314 (2.22%) RESTful
19 306 (2.17%) WPF
20 285 (2.02%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 1282 (9.08%) Analytical Skills
2 552 (3.91%) NHS
3 372 (2.63%) Computer Science
4 355 (2.51%) Fixed Income
5 339 (2.40%) Derivative
6 311 (2.20%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 293 (2.07%) Management Information System
8 244 (1.73%) Clustering
9 222 (1.57%) Data Centre
10 220 (1.56%) Data Structures
11 200 (1.42%) Equities
11 200 (1.42%) Data Integration
12 197 (1.39%) Visualisation
13 179 (1.27%) Replication
14 160 (1.13%) Client/Server
15 148 (1.05%) Mathematics
16 135 (0.96%) Statistics
17 133 (0.94%) Data Extraction
18 123 (0.87%) Credit Risk
19 121 (0.86%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 2106 (14.91%) Windows
2 1693 (11.99%) UNIX
3 1570 (11.12%) Linux
4 542 (3.84%) Windows Server 2008
5 405 (2.87%) Windows Server 2003
6 333 (2.36%) Windows Server 2012
7 238 (1.69%) Windows 7
8 213 (1.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 184 (1.30%) Solaris
10 151 (1.07%) AIX
11 101 (0.72%) Windows XP
12 81 (0.57%) Android
13 70 (0.50%) Apple iOS
14 64 (0.45%) Windows 8
15 60 (0.42%) CentOS
16 47 (0.33%) Ubuntu
17 35 (0.25%) Windows 2000 Server
18 33 (0.23%) HPUX
19 32 (0.23%) Windows 2000
20 28 (0.20%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 2738 (19.39%) Agile Software Development
2 1938 (13.72%) Business Intelligence
3 1526 (10.80%) ETL
4 1170 (8.28%) Migration
5 1015 (7.19%) Data Modelling
6 1002 (7.09%) MVC
7 918 (6.50%) TDD
8 856 (6.06%) Scrum
9 804 (5.69%) OO
10 794 (5.62%) SDLC
11 793 (5.61%) Data Analysis
12 788 (5.58%) ITIL
13 708 (5.01%) CRM
14 610 (4.32%) Analytics
15 607 (4.30%) Performance Tuning
16 555 (3.93%) Data Migration
17 552 (3.91%) Project Management
18 537 (3.80%) Continuous Integration
19 520 (3.68%) Unit Testing
20 507 (3.59%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 2550 (18.05%) Java
2 2472 (17.50%) C#
3 1943 (13.76%) JavaScript
4 1814 (12.84%) T-SQL
5 1767 (12.51%) PL/SQL
6 654 (4.63%) VBA
7 652 (4.62%) Python
8 521 (3.69%) C++
9 515 (3.65%) Shell Script
10 512 (3.63%) Perl
11 450 (3.19%) VB
12 429 (3.04%) PowerShell
13 393 (2.78%) VB.NET
14 315 (2.23%) PHP
15 270 (1.91%) Ruby
16 253 (1.79%) C
17 221 (1.56%) VBScript
18 190 (1.35%) Bash Shell
19 113 (0.80%) Scala
20 111 (0.79%) R
Qualifications
1 937 (6.63%) Security Cleared
2 860 (6.09%) Degree
3 620 (4.39%) SC Cleared
4 258 (1.83%) ISEB
5 239 (1.69%) Microsoft Certification
6 227 (1.61%) DV Cleared
7 174 (1.23%) ISTQB
8 98 (0.69%) MCSE
9 91 (0.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 77 (0.55%) Cisco Certification
11 72 (0.51%) ITIL Certification
12 62 (0.44%) CCNA
13 55 (0.39%) MCITP
14 53 (0.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 42 (0.30%) Oracle Certification
16 41 (0.29%) HND
17 40 (0.28%) MCP
18 38 (0.27%) CISSP
19 37 (0.26%) MCTS
20 33 (0.23%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 639 (4.52%) QA
2 192 (1.36%) SLA
3 146 (1.03%) Data Quality
4 47 (0.33%) Solvency II
5 37 (0.26%) ISO 9001
6 35 (0.25%) HL7
7 29 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 24 (0.17%) EMIR
9 23 (0.16%) PCI DSS
10 21 (0.15%) GAAP
10 21 (0.15%) Dodd-Frank
11 17 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 14 (0.099%) MiFID
13 13 (0.092%) ISO 14001
14 12 (0.085%) Basel III
15 10 (0.071%) FATCA
16 8 (0.057%) COBIT
17 7 (0.050%) AIFMD
18 6 (0.042%) COREP
18 6 (0.042%) DICOM
System Software
1 697 (4.93%) Active Directory
2 437 (3.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 182 (1.29%) Hyper-V
4 156 (1.10%) vSphere
5 83 (0.59%) Oracle RAC
6 82 (0.58%) XenApp
7 68 (0.48%) VMware ESX
8 44 (0.31%) Xen
9 39 (0.28%) XenDesktop
9 39 (0.28%) HDFS
10 34 (0.24%) Docker
11 32 (0.23%) VMware ESXi
11 32 (0.23%) Microsoft App-V
12 29 (0.21%) NFS
13 28 (0.20%) Apache Flume
14 24 (0.17%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 23 (0.16%) XenServer
16 19 (0.13%) vCloud
17 17 (0.12%) ISA Server
17 17 (0.12%) Oracle Clusterware
Systems Management
1 240 (1.70%) HP Quality Center
2 196 (1.39%) SCCM
3 158 (1.12%) Puppet
4 117 (0.83%) SCOM
5 103 (0.73%) Opscode Chef
6 81 (0.57%) Control-M
7 62 (0.44%) Oracle RMAN
8 53 (0.38%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 53 (0.38%) Tivoli
9 52 (0.37%) Data Guard
10 47 (0.33%) ITRS Geneos
11 45 (0.32%) OpenView Configuration Management
12 43 (0.30%) Nagios
13 41 (0.29%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 41 (0.29%) Backup Exec
14 34 (0.24%) Graphite
14 34 (0.24%) BladeLogic
15 33 (0.23%) Ansible
16 29 (0.21%) Salt
17 24 (0.17%) WSUS
Vendors
1 3705 (26.23%) Oracle
2 2668 (18.89%) Microsoft
3 765 (5.42%) VMware
4 454 (3.21%) HP
5 442 (3.13%) Business Objects
6 390 (2.76%) IBM
7 338 (2.39%) Citrix
8 332 (2.35%) SAP
9 320 (2.27%) Informatica
10 308 (2.18%) Sybase
11 276 (1.95%) Cisco
12 273 (1.93%) Tableau
13 236 (1.67%) Red Hat
14 230 (1.63%) Cognos
15 176 (1.25%) Teradata
16 136 (0.96%) NetApp
17 135 (0.96%) TIBCO
18 106 (0.75%) Sun
19 103 (0.73%) Google
20 97 (0.69%) Adobe
London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £550.00 - £650.00 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £500.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
Surrey
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £280 - £300 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
Leatherhead, Surrey
Stott & May
Rate: From £0 to £1 per day £competitive
Posted: 12 hours ago
Oxfordshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
Hampshire
Venn Group
Posted: 13 hours ago
City, London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £250 - £300 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
City, London
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
City, London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £325 - £335 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £360 - £400 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Spring Technology
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
Surrey
Harrington Starr
Rate: £250 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
Egham, Surrey
The Resourcing Hub
Posted: 14 hours ago