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 27 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Structured Query Language (SQL)
Rank 5 4 4
Rank change year-on-year
-1 0
Contract jobs citing SQL 7067 7046 6359
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.53% 14.90% 15.21%
As % of the Programming Languages category 38.67% 40.11% 41.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 4686 4513 3927
Average daily rate
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£388 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £245 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 131 123 208
Average hourly rate £25.00 £27.20 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.08% -1.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.75 £14.00 £14.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £49.50 £44.13
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.60 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+12.78% -3.27%
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
18277 17568 15502
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 37.59% 37.15% 37.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 12002 11411 9789
Average daily rate £400 £375 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -1.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £253 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 389 426 573
Average hourly rate £35.50 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.42% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £17.00 £16.72
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £42.65
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -

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 27 March 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 27 March 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 27 March 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
London +1 3440 £438 +2.94% 1247
South East -2 1191 £350 +7.69% 661
South West +2 470 £363 +4.31% 297
North West -1 470 £350 +7.69% 317
Yorkshire -3 454 £325 +4.00% 280
West Midlands -1 337 £338 +3.84% 198
East of England -3 320 £375 +7.14% 184
East Midlands 0 242 £330 +3.12% 155
North East 0 88 £328 +16.28% 47
Midlands +5 27 £375 -11.76% 1
South Coast -1 3 £200 -50.00%
SQL
UK

SQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 4032 (28.36%) SQL Server
2 3811 (26.81%) Oracle
3 3072 (21.61%) Finance
4 3024 (21.27%) .NET
5 2702 (19.01%) Agile Software Development
6 2640 (18.57%) Microsoft
7 2567 (18.06%) Java
8 2488 (17.50%) C#
9 2192 (15.42%) Windows
10 1931 (13.58%) JavaScript
11 1887 (13.27%) Business Intelligence
12 1854 (13.04%) PL/SQL
13 1833 (12.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 1789 (12.58%) HTML
15 1718 (12.08%) UNIX
16 1679 (11.81%) Banking
17 1649 (11.60%) T-SQL
18 1631 (11.47%) XML
19 1622 (11.41%) Data Warehouse
20 1619 (11.39%) Linux
21 1613 (11.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
22 1424 (10.02%) ETL
23 1366 (9.61%) Analytical Skills
24 1332 (9.37%) MS Excel
25 1277 (8.98%) Web Services
26 1275 (8.97%) ASP.NET
27 1249 (8.79%) CSS
28 1129 (7.94%) Migration
29 1103 (7.76%) SQL Server 2008
30 1087 (7.65%) Relational Database

SQL
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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
1 775 (5.45%) SharePoint
2 535 (3.76%) IIS
3 396 (2.79%) SAS
4 317 (2.23%) WebLogic
5 315 (2.22%) Apache
6 278 (1.96%) MS Exchange
7 274 (1.93%) Tomcat
8 223 (1.57%) WebSphere
9 210 (1.48%) CMS
10 202 (1.42%) JBoss
11 183 (1.29%) BizTalk Server
12 164 (1.15%) SharePoint 2010
13 147 (1.03%) SharePoint 2013
14 143 (1.01%) Oracle Workflow
15 113 (0.79%) Lync
16 109 (0.77%) Exchange Server 2010
17 72 (0.51%) Node.js
18 69 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2013
19 66 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2007
20 60 (0.42%) Confluence
Applications
1 1332 (9.37%) MS Excel
2 581 (4.09%) MS Office
3 160 (1.13%) MS Visio
4 139 (0.98%) MS PowerPoint
5 96 (0.68%) MS Project
6 73 (0.51%) PowerPivot
7 68 (0.48%) Spreadsheet
8 59 (0.41%) SPSS
9 38 (0.27%) Photoshop
10 23 (0.16%) InfoPath
11 22 (0.15%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 7 (0.049%) GIMP
13 4 (0.028%) Mingle
13 4 (0.028%) Fireworks
13 4 (0.028%) Stata
14 3 (0.021%) ArcInfo
14 3 (0.021%) DOC1
14 3 (0.021%) Weka
14 3 (0.021%) ProjectWise
14 3 (0.021%) FastStats
Business Applications
1 281 (1.98%) Dynamics CRM
2 221 (1.55%) Oracle EBS
3 182 (1.28%) Oracle EBS R12
4 144 (1.01%) Oracle Applications
5 125 (0.88%) Markit EDM
6 92 (0.65%) Oracle Payables
6 92 (0.65%) Dynamics AX
7 80 (0.56%) Oracle Financials
8 77 (0.54%) Agresso
9 68 (0.48%) Oracle General Ledger
10 56 (0.39%) Oracle Receivables
11 52 (0.37%) thinkFolio
12 39 (0.27%) Remedy ITSM
13 38 (0.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
14 36 (0.25%) Summit
15 35 (0.25%) Cognos Business Intelligence
15 35 (0.25%) Google Analytics
16 30 (0.21%) Oracle BPM
17 29 (0.20%) Maximo
18 28 (0.20%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 138 (0.97%) Microsoft Azure
2 78 (0.55%) Amazon AWS
3 58 (0.41%) Cloud Computing
4 55 (0.39%) SaaS
5 41 (0.29%) Amazon EC2
5 41 (0.29%) Office 365
6 24 (0.17%) GitHub
7 20 (0.14%) Amazon S3
8 17 (0.12%) PaaS
9 14 (0.098%) Yammer
10 13 (0.091%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 13 (0.091%) Google Cloud Platform
10 13 (0.091%) IaaS
11 9 (0.063%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
12 8 (0.056%) AWS CloudFormation
12 8 (0.056%) Route 53
12 8 (0.056%) Heroku
13 7 (0.049%) Force.com
13 7 (0.049%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 6 (0.042%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 319 (2.24%) Firewall
2 264 (1.86%) SAN
3 256 (1.80%) Internet
4 246 (1.73%) DNS
5 211 (1.48%) TCP/IP
6 203 (1.43%) HTTP
7 179 (1.26%) LAN
8 161 (1.13%) WAN
9 138 (0.97%) DHCP
10 108 (0.76%) VPN
11 105 (0.74%) LDAP
12 91 (0.64%) SSL
13 86 (0.60%) Intranet
14 73 (0.51%) FTP
15 69 (0.49%) NAS
16 66 (0.46%) Network Security
17 60 (0.42%) Radio Access Network
18 51 (0.36%) VLAN
19 50 (0.35%) 3G
20 44 (0.31%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4032 (28.36%) SQL Server
2 1833 (12.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1622 (11.41%) Data Warehouse
4 1613 (11.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1103 (7.76%) SQL Server 2008
6 1087 (7.65%) Relational Database
7 1082 (7.61%) Oracle Database
8 835 (5.87%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 561 (3.95%) MySQL
10 527 (3.71%) SQL Server 2012
11 479 (3.37%) Oracle Database 11g
12 448 (3.15%) RDBMS
13 423 (2.98%) Oracle Reports
14 403 (2.83%) QlikView
15 376 (2.64%) SQL Server 2005
16 281 (1.98%) DB2
16 281 (1.98%) MS Access
17 267 (1.88%) OLAP
18 259 (1.82%) Big Data
19 250 (1.76%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 592 (4.16%) Visual Studio
2 519 (3.65%) Team Foundation Server
3 424 (2.98%) JIRA
4 406 (2.86%) Subversion
5 399 (2.81%) Git (software)
6 340 (2.39%) Selenium
7 279 (1.96%) Maven
8 225 (1.58%) Jenkins
9 221 (1.55%) JUnit
10 210 (1.48%) Oracle Forms
11 209 (1.47%) Ant
12 206 (1.45%) Eclipse
13 174 (1.22%) Toad
14 159 (1.12%) Cucumber
15 145 (1.02%) NUnit
16 132 (0.93%) SoapUI
17 124 (0.87%) QuickTest Pro
18 123 (0.87%) Oracle APEX
19 115 (0.81%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
20 92 (0.65%) TeamCity
General
1 3072 (21.61%) Finance
2 1679 (11.81%) Banking
3 788 (5.54%) Investment Banking
4 619 (4.35%) Front Office
5 408 (2.87%) Retail
6 396 (2.79%) Telecoms
7 338 (2.38%) Marketing
8 285 (2.00%) Back Office
9 136 (0.96%) Legal
10 133 (0.94%) Manufacturing
11 126 (0.89%) Advertising
12 117 (0.82%) Games
13 93 (0.65%) Financial Institution
14 72 (0.51%) Billing
15 70 (0.49%) Publishing
16 51 (0.36%) Electronics
17 50 (0.35%) Law
17 50 (0.35%) General Ledger
17 50 (0.35%) Retail Banking
18 40 (0.28%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 6255 (44.00%) Developer
2 3235 (22.75%) Analyst
3 1093 (7.69%) SQL Developer
4 867 (6.10%) .NET Developer
5 776 (5.46%) Java Developer
6 760 (5.35%) Consultant
7 721 (5.07%) DBA
8 679 (4.78%) Business Analyst
9 652 (4.59%) Data Analyst
10 613 (4.31%) C# Developer
11 612 (4.30%) Architect
12 514 (3.62%) Senior Developer
13 498 (3.50%) Test Analyst
13 498 (3.50%) SQL DBA
14 492 (3.46%) Support Analyst
15 451 (3.17%) Business Intelligence Developer
16 448 (3.15%) Oracle Developer
17 432 (3.04%) Applications Support
18 346 (2.43%) Administrator
19 319 (2.24%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3024 (21.27%) .NET
2 1789 (12.58%) HTML
3 1631 (11.47%) XML
4 1277 (8.98%) Web Services
5 1275 (8.97%) ASP.NET
6 1249 (8.79%) CSS
7 863 (6.07%) jQuery
8 591 (4.16%) WCF
9 561 (3.95%) .NET Framework
10 542 (3.81%) Spring
11 511 (3.59%) J2EE
12 455 (3.20%) SOAP
13 440 (3.09%) ASP.NET MVC
14 429 (3.02%) HTML5
15 383 (2.69%) Hibernate
16 349 (2.45%) REST
17 346 (2.43%) Ajax
18 303 (2.13%) WPF
19 286 (2.01%) XSLT
20 285 (2.00%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 1366 (9.61%) Analytical Skills
2 530 (3.73%) NHS
3 394 (2.77%) Fixed Income
4 371 (2.61%) Derivative
5 358 (2.52%) Computer Science
6 333 (2.34%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 293 (2.06%) Clustering
8 264 (1.86%) Management Information System
9 236 (1.66%) Open Source
10 233 (1.64%) Data Integration
11 221 (1.55%) Data Structures
12 213 (1.50%) Visualisation
12 213 (1.50%) Equities
13 210 (1.48%) Replication
14 179 (1.26%) Mathematics
15 152 (1.07%) Client/Server
16 145 (1.02%) Statistics
17 144 (1.01%) Enterprise Software
18 131 (0.92%) Market Risk
19 130 (0.91%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 2192 (15.42%) Windows
2 1718 (12.08%) UNIX
3 1619 (11.39%) Linux
4 533 (3.75%) Windows Server 2008
5 404 (2.84%) Windows Server 2003
6 315 (2.22%) Windows Server 2012
7 234 (1.65%) Windows 7
8 173 (1.22%) Solaris
9 171 (1.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 150 (1.06%) AIX
11 110 (0.77%) Windows XP
12 92 (0.65%) Android
13 79 (0.56%) Apple iOS
14 72 (0.51%) CentOS
15 60 (0.42%) Windows 8
16 57 (0.40%) Mac OS X
17 55 (0.39%) Windows Vista
18 47 (0.33%) Oracle Linux
19 42 (0.30%) Ubuntu
20 35 (0.25%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 2702 (19.01%) Agile Software Development
2 1887 (13.27%) Business Intelligence
3 1424 (10.02%) ETL
4 1129 (7.94%) Migration
5 1033 (7.27%) Data Modelling
6 969 (6.82%) MVC
7 956 (6.72%) TDD
8 871 (6.13%) Scrum
9 779 (5.48%) OO
10 703 (4.94%) Data Analysis
11 699 (4.92%) CRM
12 696 (4.90%) ITIL
13 629 (4.42%) Analytics
14 615 (4.33%) Performance Tuning
15 544 (3.83%) Data Migration
16 536 (3.77%) Project Management
17 507 (3.57%) User Acceptance Testing
18 501 (3.52%) Continuous Integration
19 469 (3.30%) Unit Testing
20 444 (3.12%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 2567 (18.06%) Java
2 2488 (17.50%) C#
3 1931 (13.58%) JavaScript
4 1854 (13.04%) PL/SQL
5 1649 (11.60%) T-SQL
6 706 (4.97%) VBA
7 674 (4.74%) Python
8 531 (3.73%) Shell Script
9 527 (3.71%) C++
10 511 (3.59%) Perl
11 462 (3.25%) VB
12 426 (3.00%) VB.NET
13 359 (2.53%) PowerShell
14 353 (2.48%) PHP
15 299 (2.10%) Ruby
16 262 (1.84%) C
17 240 (1.69%) VBScript
18 200 (1.41%) Bash Shell
19 102 (0.72%) VB6
20 94 (0.66%) Scala
Qualifications
1 1052 (7.40%) Security Cleared
2 828 (5.82%) Degree
3 675 (4.75%) SC Cleared
4 268 (1.89%) ISEB
5 261 (1.84%) DV Cleared
6 248 (1.74%) Microsoft Certification
7 161 (1.13%) ISTQB
8 110 (0.77%) MCSE
9 83 (0.58%) ITIL Certification
10 79 (0.56%) Cisco Certification
11 77 (0.54%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 64 (0.45%) MCITP
13 59 (0.41%) CCNA
14 51 (0.36%) MCP
15 46 (0.32%) HND
16 45 (0.32%) MCTS
17 39 (0.27%) MCSA
18 38 (0.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
19 36 (0.25%) Sun Certification
20 34 (0.24%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 716 (5.04%) QA
2 142 (1.00%) SLA
3 118 (0.83%) Data Quality
4 49 (0.34%) ISO 9001
5 31 (0.22%) Solvency II
6 30 (0.21%) HL7
7 26 (0.18%) PCI DSS
8 18 (0.13%) Dodd-Frank
9 15 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 15 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 14 (0.098%) GAAP
10 14 (0.098%) Basel III
11 13 (0.091%) EMIR
11 13 (0.091%) ISO 14001
12 10 (0.070%) COREP
13 9 (0.063%) WAI
14 7 (0.049%) COBIT
15 6 (0.042%) MiFID
15 6 (0.042%) DICOM
16 5 (0.035%) CRD IV
System Software
1 728 (5.12%) Active Directory
2 402 (2.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 188 (1.32%) Hyper-V
4 111 (0.78%) Oracle RAC
5 105 (0.74%) vSphere
6 84 (0.59%) XenApp
7 58 (0.41%) VMware ESX
8 44 (0.31%) XenDesktop
9 43 (0.30%) HDFS
10 29 (0.20%) Apache Flume
10 29 (0.20%) Microsoft App-V
11 28 (0.20%) Xen
12 26 (0.18%) VMware ESXi
13 25 (0.18%) NFS
14 22 (0.15%) Terminal Services
14 22 (0.15%) XenServer
15 21 (0.15%) ISA Server
16 18 (0.13%) Postfix
17 17 (0.12%) KVM
17 17 (0.12%) Docker
Systems Management
1 251 (1.77%) HP Quality Center
2 188 (1.32%) SCCM
3 165 (1.16%) Puppet
4 106 (0.75%) Control-M
5 104 (0.73%) Opscode Chef
6 102 (0.72%) SCOM
7 71 (0.50%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 69 (0.49%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 69 (0.49%) Oracle RMAN
9 54 (0.38%) Nagios
10 51 (0.36%) Data Guard
11 49 (0.34%) ITRS Geneos
12 43 (0.30%) Tivoli
13 35 (0.25%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
14 33 (0.23%) WMI
14 33 (0.23%) Ansible
15 28 (0.20%) Graphite
15 28 (0.20%) WSUS
16 23 (0.16%) NetBackup
17 22 (0.15%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 3811 (26.81%) Oracle
2 2640 (18.57%) Microsoft
3 702 (4.94%) VMware
4 457 (3.21%) Business Objects
5 416 (2.93%) HP
6 389 (2.74%) IBM
7 337 (2.37%) SAP
8 330 (2.32%) Sybase
9 301 (2.12%) Citrix
10 296 (2.08%) Tableau
11 256 (1.80%) Cisco
12 252 (1.77%) Informatica
13 219 (1.54%) Cognos
14 210 (1.48%) Red Hat
15 177 (1.24%) Teradata
16 120 (0.84%) Google
17 117 (0.82%) TIBCO
18 103 (0.72%) Sun
19 98 (0.69%) Adobe
19 98 (0.69%) NetApp
East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 1 hour ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: From £325 to £350 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
Central London / West End
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
Reading, Berkshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Circle Recruitment
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Vivid Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £300 - 350 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
City, London
Parallel Consulting
Rate: £575 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
City, London
Engage PSG
Rate: £380 - £400 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
West Sussex
X4 Group
Rate: £325 - 375 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
Blackpool, Lancashire
X4 Group
Rate: £230 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Connectus
Rate: £540 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
Burton-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Fusion Experience
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £230 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Uniting Ambition
Rate: £250 - £280
Posted: 3 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Integrity IT Solutions
Rate: From £35,000 to £38,000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Square One Resources
Posted: 4 hours ago
Somerset
Roc Search
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 4 hours ago
East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £300 Per Day
Posted: 4 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Certes Computing Ltd
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 5 hours ago