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 4 August 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
4 Aug 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 7574 6884 6841
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.67% 13.94% 14.68%
As % of the Programming Languages category 38.47% 37.65% 37.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 5108 4463 4170
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 £263 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £562
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 168 141 199
Average hourly rate £23.75 £25.00 £26.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% -4.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.09 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £46.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.00 £24.50 £27.41
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -10.61%
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
19690 18282 18062
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 38.13% 37.03% 38.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 13435 11880 11400
Average daily rate £400 £390 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £265 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 415 379 508
Average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £14.50 £16.89
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £47.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -

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 4 August 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 4 August 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 4 August 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 3582 £450 +5.88% 1296
South East 0 1286 £350 +3.70% 522
Yorkshire 0 541 £325 +1.56% 250
South West +1 529 £350 +3.70% 308
North West -1 469 £340 +4.61% 349
East of England -1 463 £350 -3.44% 225
West Midlands +1 292 £328 +3.14% 218
East Midlands +2 250 £325 -5.45% 131
North East -10 98 £325 - 36
Midlands 0 16 £320 +15.31% 3
South Coast +1 6 - -
SQL
UK

SQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 4708 (31.26%) SQL Server
2 3821 (25.37%) Oracle
3 3403 (22.60%) Finance
4 3076 (20.43%) .NET
5 2981 (19.80%) Agile Software Development
6 2918 (19.38%) Microsoft
7 2648 (17.58%) C#
8 2592 (17.21%) Java
9 2366 (15.71%) Windows
10 2208 (14.66%) Business Intelligence
11 2164 (14.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 2088 (13.87%) T-SQL
13 2004 (13.31%) JavaScript
14 1938 (12.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 1889 (12.54%) Data Warehouse
16 1809 (12.01%) UNIX
17 1800 (11.95%) XML
18 1779 (11.81%) HTML
19 1777 (11.80%) PL/SQL
20 1726 (11.46%) Banking
21 1680 (11.16%) ETL
22 1631 (10.83%) Linux
23 1569 (10.42%) MS Excel
24 1409 (9.36%) Analytical Skills
25 1327 (8.81%) Migration
26 1313 (8.72%) ASP.NET
27 1287 (8.55%) Web Services
28 1227 (8.15%) CSS
29 1163 (7.72%) Oracle Database
30 1084 (7.20%) MVC

SQL
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 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
1 801 (5.32%) SharePoint
2 669 (4.44%) IIS
3 362 (2.40%) SAS
4 337 (2.24%) Apache
5 327 (2.17%) Tomcat
6 289 (1.92%) WebLogic
7 256 (1.70%) MS Exchange
8 254 (1.69%) WebSphere
9 235 (1.56%) BizTalk Server
10 228 (1.51%) JBoss
11 163 (1.08%) CMS
12 133 (0.88%) Oracle Workflow
13 118 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2010
14 105 (0.70%) SharePoint 2013
15 98 (0.65%) Node.js
16 94 (0.62%) Lync
17 80 (0.53%) SharePoint 2010
18 77 (0.51%) MQSeries
19 70 (0.46%) Confluence
20 57 (0.38%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 1569 (10.42%) MS Excel
2 586 (3.89%) MS Office
3 199 (1.32%) MS PowerPoint
4 165 (1.10%) MS Visio
5 104 (0.69%) PowerPivot
6 102 (0.68%) MS Project
7 72 (0.48%) Spreadsheet
8 55 (0.37%) SPSS
9 41 (0.27%) Photoshop
10 16 (0.11%) InfoPath
11 9 (0.060%) FastStats
12 6 (0.040%) Maya
13 5 (0.033%) Adobe Illustrator
14 3 (0.020%) Mathematica
14 3 (0.020%) Fireworks
14 3 (0.020%) LaTeX
14 3 (0.020%) Adobe Creative Suite
14 3 (0.020%) HipChat
14 3 (0.020%) Maple
15 2 (0.013%) Weka
Business Applications
1 283 (1.88%) Dynamics CRM
2 227 (1.51%) Oracle EBS
3 155 (1.03%) Oracle EBS R12
4 106 (0.70%) Oracle Applications
5 91 (0.60%) Markit EDM
6 88 (0.58%) Oracle Payables
7 79 (0.52%) Oracle General Ledger
8 63 (0.42%) Dynamics AX
9 60 (0.40%) Oracle BPM
10 53 (0.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
11 52 (0.35%) Oracle Receivables
12 47 (0.31%) Oracle Financials
13 45 (0.30%) Agresso
14 38 (0.25%) thinkFolio
15 35 (0.23%) Cognos Business Intelligence
16 34 (0.23%) Remedy ITSM
17 30 (0.20%) Oracle Assets
18 29 (0.19%) Summit
19 24 (0.16%) SimCorp Dimension
19 24 (0.16%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 246 (1.63%) Amazon AWS
2 178 (1.18%) Microsoft Azure
3 87 (0.58%) SaaS
4 66 (0.44%) Google Analytics
5 65 (0.43%) Office 365
6 61 (0.41%) GitHub
7 39 (0.26%) Cloud Computing
8 33 (0.22%) IaaS
9 31 (0.21%) PaaS
10 28 (0.19%) Adobe Analytics
11 26 (0.17%) Amazon EC2
12 16 (0.11%) Amazon S3
12 16 (0.11%) Yammer
13 13 (0.086%) Google Cloud Platform
14 11 (0.073%) Boomi
15 10 (0.066%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 10 (0.066%) SuccessFactors
16 8 (0.053%) OpenShift
16 8 (0.053%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
16 8 (0.053%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 348 (2.31%) Firewall
2 340 (2.26%) SAN
3 338 (2.24%) DNS
4 255 (1.69%) TCP/IP
5 243 (1.61%) Internet
6 220 (1.46%) DHCP
7 201 (1.33%) HTTP
8 173 (1.15%) LAN
9 149 (0.99%) WAN
10 125 (0.83%) LDAP
11 120 (0.80%) NAS
12 115 (0.76%) VPN
13 92 (0.61%) SSL
14 81 (0.54%) Network Security
15 76 (0.50%) FTP
16 75 (0.50%) Intranet
17 73 (0.48%) VLAN
18 55 (0.37%) SNMP
19 53 (0.35%) SMTP
20 47 (0.31%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4708 (31.26%) SQL Server
2 2164 (14.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1938 (12.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1889 (12.54%) Data Warehouse
5 1163 (7.72%) Oracle Database
6 1079 (7.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1070 (7.11%) Relational Database
8 1058 (7.03%) SQL Server 2008
9 769 (5.11%) SQL Server 2012
10 683 (4.54%) MySQL
11 537 (3.57%) Oracle Database 11g
12 482 (3.20%) BusinessObjects
13 459 (3.05%) RDBMS
14 432 (2.87%) Oracle Reports
15 369 (2.45%) QlikView
16 347 (2.30%) SQL Server 2005
17 326 (2.16%) MS Access
18 323 (2.14%) MongoDB
19 304 (2.02%) DB2
20 294 (1.95%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 554 (3.68%) Visual Studio
2 506 (3.36%) Team Foundation Server
3 470 (3.12%) Subversion
4 444 (2.95%) Git (software)
5 418 (2.78%) JIRA
6 348 (2.31%) Selenium
7 320 (2.12%) Jenkins
8 290 (1.93%) Maven
9 284 (1.89%) Oracle Forms
10 219 (1.45%) JUnit
11 202 (1.34%) Ant
12 197 (1.31%) SoapUI
13 183 (1.22%) Eclipse
14 181 (1.20%) NUnit
15 155 (1.03%) Toad
16 137 (0.91%) TeamCity
17 128 (0.85%) Oracle APEX
18 117 (0.78%) Cucumber
19 105 (0.70%) ERwin
19 105 (0.70%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 3403 (22.60%) Finance
2 1726 (11.46%) Banking
3 762 (5.06%) Investment Banking
4 555 (3.69%) Front Office
5 524 (3.48%) Retail
6 395 (2.62%) Telecoms
7 367 (2.44%) Marketing
8 252 (1.67%) Back Office
9 168 (1.12%) Legal
10 157 (1.04%) Manufacturing
11 136 (0.90%) Financial Institution
12 121 (0.80%) Advertising
13 98 (0.65%) Law
14 94 (0.62%) Games
15 81 (0.54%) Billing
16 67 (0.44%) Publishing
17 64 (0.42%) General Ledger
18 60 (0.40%) Local Government
19 57 (0.38%) Retail Banking
19 57 (0.38%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 6734 (44.72%) Developer
2 3488 (23.16%) Analyst
3 1249 (8.29%) SQL Developer
4 888 (5.90%) .NET Developer
5 774 (5.14%) DBA
6 769 (5.11%) Business Analyst
7 767 (5.09%) Java Developer
8 755 (5.01%) Data Analyst
9 678 (4.50%) Consultant
10 658 (4.37%) C# Developer
11 618 (4.10%) Senior Developer
12 606 (4.02%) Architect
13 592 (3.93%) Business Intelligence Developer
14 563 (3.74%) Test Analyst
15 550 (3.65%) SQL DBA
16 545 (3.62%) Oracle Developer
17 455 (3.02%) Support Analyst
18 430 (2.86%) Applications Support
19 376 (2.50%) Administrator
20 329 (2.18%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3076 (20.43%) .NET
2 1800 (11.95%) XML
3 1779 (11.81%) HTML
4 1313 (8.72%) ASP.NET
5 1287 (8.55%) Web Services
6 1227 (8.15%) CSS
7 798 (5.30%) jQuery
8 596 (3.96%) .NET Framework
9 578 (3.84%) WCF
10 577 (3.83%) SOAP
11 574 (3.81%) J2EE
12 510 (3.39%) Spring
13 468 (3.11%) HTML5
14 415 (2.76%) ASP.NET MVC
15 371 (2.46%) REST
16 344 (2.28%) Ajax
17 339 (2.25%) JSON
18 336 (2.23%) WPF
18 336 (2.23%) RESTful
19 315 (2.09%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 1409 (9.36%) Analytical Skills
2 554 (3.68%) NHS
3 344 (2.28%) Computer Science
4 332 (2.20%) Management Information System
5 324 (2.15%) Fixed Income
6 309 (2.05%) Derivative
7 307 (2.04%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 289 (1.92%) Data Centre
9 281 (1.87%) Clustering
10 222 (1.47%) Equities
10 222 (1.47%) Visualisation
11 216 (1.43%) Data Structures
12 210 (1.39%) Replication
13 192 (1.27%) Data Integration
14 179 (1.19%) Credit Risk
15 166 (1.10%) Client/Server
16 158 (1.05%) Enterprise Software
17 150 (1.00%) Statistics
18 145 (0.96%) Data Extraction
19 144 (0.96%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 2366 (15.71%) Windows
2 1809 (12.01%) UNIX
3 1631 (10.83%) Linux
4 649 (4.31%) Windows Server 2008
5 442 (2.94%) Windows Server 2012
6 426 (2.83%) Windows Server 2003
7 232 (1.54%) Windows 7
8 230 (1.53%) Solaris
9 217 (1.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 132 (0.88%) AIX
11 105 (0.70%) Windows XP
12 86 (0.57%) Android
13 69 (0.46%) Apple iOS
14 63 (0.42%) CentOS
15 62 (0.41%) Windows 8
16 42 (0.28%) Ubuntu
17 39 (0.26%) HPUX
18 35 (0.23%) Windows 2000 Server
19 28 (0.19%) Windows 2000
19 28 (0.19%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 2981 (19.80%) Agile Software Development
2 2208 (14.66%) Business Intelligence
3 1680 (11.16%) ETL
4 1327 (8.81%) Migration
5 1084 (7.20%) MVC
6 1068 (7.09%) Data Modelling
7 1063 (7.06%) TDD
8 985 (6.54%) Scrum
9 882 (5.86%) ITIL
10 835 (5.54%) SDLC
11 819 (5.44%) Data Analysis
12 802 (5.33%) OO
13 729 (4.84%) CRM
14 693 (4.60%) Performance Tuning
15 679 (4.51%) Analytics
16 626 (4.16%) E-Commerce
17 602 (4.00%) Continuous Integration
18 601 (3.99%) Project Management
19 600 (3.98%) Data Migration
20 595 (3.95%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 2648 (17.58%) C#
2 2592 (17.21%) Java
3 2088 (13.87%) T-SQL
4 2004 (13.31%) JavaScript
5 1777 (11.80%) PL/SQL
6 682 (4.53%) Python
7 633 (4.20%) VBA
8 627 (4.16%) Shell Script
9 607 (4.03%) C++
10 604 (4.01%) Perl
11 532 (3.53%) PowerShell
12 465 (3.09%) VB
13 369 (2.45%) VB.NET
14 354 (2.35%) PHP
15 290 (1.93%) Ruby
16 248 (1.65%) C
17 212 (1.41%) Bash Shell
18 198 (1.31%) VBScript
19 138 (0.92%) R
20 130 (0.86%) Scala
Qualifications
1 945 (6.28%) Security Cleared
2 845 (5.61%) Degree
3 615 (4.08%) SC Cleared
4 272 (1.81%) ISEB
5 269 (1.79%) Microsoft Certification
6 212 (1.41%) ISTQB
7 179 (1.19%) DV Cleared
8 122 (0.81%) MCSE
9 101 (0.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 98 (0.65%) Cisco Certification
11 73 (0.48%) ITIL Certification
11 73 (0.48%) CCNA
12 64 (0.42%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 55 (0.37%) MCITP
14 49 (0.33%) CCNP
14 49 (0.33%) CISSP
15 46 (0.31%) MCSA
16 43 (0.29%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
17 38 (0.25%) MCTS
18 37 (0.25%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 608 (4.04%) QA
2 214 (1.42%) SLA
3 160 (1.06%) Data Quality
4 51 (0.34%) Solvency II
5 36 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 32 (0.21%) PCI DSS
7 31 (0.21%) HL7
8 25 (0.17%) EMIR
9 22 (0.15%) ISO 9001
10 21 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 21 (0.14%) Dodd-Frank
11 17 (0.11%) MiFID
12 14 (0.093%) FATCA
13 12 (0.080%) Basel II
13 12 (0.080%) GAAP
14 10 (0.066%) AIFMD
14 10 (0.066%) Basel III
15 9 (0.060%) ISO 14001
16 5 (0.033%) TickIT
16 5 (0.033%) GxP
System Software
1 732 (4.86%) Active Directory
2 476 (3.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 184 (1.22%) Hyper-V
4 156 (1.04%) vSphere
5 87 (0.58%) Oracle RAC
6 85 (0.56%) XenApp
7 78 (0.52%) VMware ESX
8 50 (0.33%) VMware ESXi
9 47 (0.31%) Docker
10 41 (0.27%) Xen
11 40 (0.27%) NFS
12 37 (0.25%) vCloud
13 36 (0.24%) HDFS
14 32 (0.21%) XenServer
15 28 (0.19%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 26 (0.17%) Microsoft App-V
17 25 (0.17%) XenDesktop
18 19 (0.13%) Time Sharing Option
19 18 (0.12%) Apache Flume
19 18 (0.12%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 265 (1.76%) HP Quality Center
2 197 (1.31%) SCCM
3 181 (1.20%) Puppet
4 144 (0.96%) SCOM
5 116 (0.77%) Opscode Chef
6 79 (0.52%) Control-M
7 71 (0.47%) Tivoli
8 70 (0.46%) Oracle RMAN
9 52 (0.35%) Ansible
10 50 (0.33%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 48 (0.32%) Backup Exec
11 48 (0.32%) BladeLogic
12 44 (0.29%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 43 (0.29%) Nagios
14 42 (0.28%) Data Guard
15 41 (0.27%) ITRS Geneos
16 28 (0.19%) Graphite
16 28 (0.19%) NetBackup
17 27 (0.18%) McAfee ePO
18 25 (0.17%) Salt
Vendors
1 3821 (25.37%) Oracle
2 2918 (19.38%) Microsoft
3 857 (5.69%) VMware
4 523 (3.47%) HP
5 433 (2.88%) IBM
6 389 (2.58%) Citrix
7 363 (2.41%) SAP
8 337 (2.24%) Sybase
9 330 (2.19%) Informatica
10 301 (2.00%) Cisco
11 292 (1.94%) Tableau
12 256 (1.70%) Cognos
13 242 (1.61%) Red Hat
14 161 (1.07%) NetApp
15 160 (1.06%) Teradata
16 151 (1.00%) TIBCO
17 109 (0.72%) Google
18 107 (0.71%) Salesforce.com
18 107 (0.71%) Sun
19 104 (0.69%) Adobe
West Sussex
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
Devon
Hudson IT
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
West London
Venturi
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £700 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £300.0 - £340 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £500.00 - £700.00 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
Kent
Proactive Appointments
Rate: From £200 to £255 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
Staffordshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Uniting Ambition
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Reed Technology
Rate: £30218 - £37328 per annum + Benefits Included
Posted: 8 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: 350-400 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
Berkshire
Stott & May
Rate: £250 - £375 Per Day
Posted: 8 hours ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £400 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £300.00 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £200.00 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Computer People
Posted: 9 hours ago