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 April 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 Apr 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 7510 7404 6434
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.87% 14.93% 14.96%
As % of the Programming Languages category 39.48% 39.99% 40.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 4971 4794 3931
Average daily rate
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£380 £375 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% -1.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £563
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 144 131 210
Average hourly rate £24.00 £32.00 £26.98
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% +18.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.75 £15.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £52.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £32.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-23.07% +18.18%
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
19023 18515 15928
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 37.65% 37.33% 37.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 12526 12216 10008
Average daily rate £400 £375 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -2.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £255 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £560 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 403 434 579
Average hourly rate £35.00 £36.40 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.84% +4.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.66 £18.00 £16.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £46.00 £43.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £36.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-2.73% +4.28%

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 April 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 April 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 April 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 0 3608 £440 +3.52% 1272
South East 0 1240 £343 +3.78% 603
Yorkshire -3 574 £325 +8.33% 299
North West +1 539 £350 +7.69% 366
South West +2 454 £350 - 254
West Midlands 0 345 £338 +5.46% 206
East of England -2 327 £375 +7.14% 228
East Midlands 0 279 £330 +10.00% 135
North East -3 94 £340 +23.63% 42
Midlands +6 26 £375 -11.76% 4
South Coast -1 3 £200 -42.85%
SQL
UK

SQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 4124 (29.04%) SQL Server
2 3815 (26.87%) Oracle
3 3137 (22.09%) Finance
4 3026 (21.31%) .NET
5 2733 (19.25%) Agile Software Development
6 2663 (18.75%) Microsoft
7 2550 (17.96%) Java
8 2543 (17.91%) C#
9 2155 (15.18%) Windows
10 1950 (13.73%) Business Intelligence
11 1929 (13.59%) JavaScript
12 1916 (13.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 1809 (12.74%) PL/SQL
14 1762 (12.41%) HTML
15 1750 (12.32%) T-SQL
16 1693 (11.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 1691 (11.91%) Data Warehouse
18 1678 (11.82%) Banking
19 1673 (11.78%) UNIX
20 1665 (11.73%) XML
21 1598 (11.25%) Linux
22 1489 (10.49%) ETL
23 1354 (9.54%) MS Excel
24 1311 (9.23%) Analytical Skills
25 1296 (9.13%) ASP.NET
26 1255 (8.84%) Web Services
27 1216 (8.56%) CSS
28 1129 (7.95%) Migration
29 1117 (7.87%) Oracle Database
30 1074 (7.56%) SQL Server 2008

SQL
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 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
1 745 (5.25%) SharePoint
2 580 (4.08%) IIS
3 387 (2.73%) SAS
4 301 (2.12%) Apache
5 298 (2.10%) WebLogic
6 285 (2.01%) Tomcat
7 262 (1.85%) MS Exchange
8 248 (1.75%) WebSphere
9 215 (1.51%) CMS
10 205 (1.44%) JBoss
11 165 (1.16%) BizTalk Server
12 144 (1.01%) Oracle Workflow
13 133 (0.94%) SharePoint 2010
14 114 (0.80%) SharePoint 2013
15 103 (0.73%) Exchange Server 2010
16 95 (0.67%) Lync
17 81 (0.57%) Node.js
18 61 (0.43%) Confluence
19 52 (0.37%) Apache Pig
20 51 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 1354 (9.54%) MS Excel
2 583 (4.11%) MS Office
3 157 (1.11%) MS Visio
4 149 (1.05%) MS PowerPoint
5 93 (0.65%) PowerPivot
6 83 (0.58%) MS Project
7 54 (0.38%) Spreadsheet
8 52 (0.37%) SPSS
9 39 (0.27%) Photoshop
10 22 (0.15%) InfoPath
10 22 (0.15%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 7 (0.049%) GIMP
12 5 (0.035%) FastStats
13 4 (0.028%) Fireworks
13 4 (0.028%) Maya
13 4 (0.028%) Stata
14 2 (0.014%) Adobe Illustrator
14 2 (0.014%) Windchill
14 2 (0.014%) ArcInfo
14 2 (0.014%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 262 (1.85%) Dynamics CRM
2 208 (1.46%) Oracle EBS
3 183 (1.29%) Oracle EBS R12
4 130 (0.92%) Oracle Applications
5 122 (0.86%) Markit EDM
6 88 (0.62%) Oracle Payables
7 73 (0.51%) Oracle General Ledger
7 73 (0.51%) Oracle Financials
8 70 (0.49%) Dynamics AX
9 56 (0.39%) Oracle Receivables
10 51 (0.36%) Agresso
11 48 (0.34%) thinkFolio
12 44 (0.31%) Cognos Business Intelligence
13 41 (0.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
14 40 (0.28%) Summit
14 40 (0.28%) Remedy ITSM
14 40 (0.28%) Oracle BPM
15 32 (0.23%) Oracle Cash Management
16 31 (0.22%) Oracle 11i
17 28 (0.20%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 182 (1.28%) Amazon AWS
2 146 (1.03%) Microsoft Azure
3 56 (0.39%) SaaS
4 48 (0.34%) Office 365
5 40 (0.28%) Google Analytics
5 40 (0.28%) Cloud Computing
6 33 (0.23%) Amazon EC2
6 33 (0.23%) GitHub
7 22 (0.15%) PaaS
8 18 (0.13%) IaaS
9 15 (0.11%) Adobe Analytics
9 15 (0.11%) Yammer
10 14 (0.099%) Amazon S3
11 13 (0.092%) Google Cloud Platform
12 12 (0.085%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 9 (0.063%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
14 8 (0.056%) Google App Engine
14 8 (0.056%) Heroku
15 7 (0.049%) Amazon EMR
16 6 (0.042%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 334 (2.35%) Firewall
2 278 (1.96%) SAN
3 246 (1.73%) Internet
4 244 (1.72%) DNS
5 220 (1.55%) TCP/IP
6 202 (1.42%) HTTP
7 180 (1.27%) LAN
8 167 (1.18%) WAN
9 135 (0.95%) DHCP
10 122 (0.86%) VPN
11 93 (0.65%) SSL
12 89 (0.63%) LDAP
13 79 (0.56%) FTP
14 78 (0.55%) Intranet
15 75 (0.53%) NAS
16 70 (0.49%) Network Security
17 59 (0.42%) VLAN
18 52 (0.37%) Radio Access Network
19 45 (0.32%) NetScaler
20 43 (0.30%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4124 (29.04%) SQL Server
2 1916 (13.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1693 (11.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1691 (11.91%) Data Warehouse
5 1117 (7.87%) Oracle Database
6 1074 (7.56%) SQL Server 2008
7 1049 (7.39%) Relational Database
8 881 (6.20%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 552 (3.89%) SQL Server 2012
10 529 (3.73%) MySQL
11 497 (3.50%) Oracle Database 11g
12 447 (3.15%) RDBMS
13 427 (3.01%) Oracle Reports
14 417 (2.94%) QlikView
15 354 (2.49%) SQL Server 2005
16 290 (2.04%) OLAP
17 281 (1.98%) MS Access
18 279 (1.96%) Big Data
19 275 (1.94%) DB2
20 245 (1.73%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 596 (4.20%) Visual Studio
2 510 (3.59%) Team Foundation Server
3 424 (2.99%) JIRA
4 419 (2.95%) Subversion
5 416 (2.93%) Git (software)
6 304 (2.14%) Selenium
7 270 (1.90%) Maven
8 234 (1.65%) Jenkins
9 221 (1.56%) Oracle Forms
10 208 (1.46%) JUnit
11 199 (1.40%) Ant
12 196 (1.38%) Eclipse
13 169 (1.19%) Toad
14 144 (1.01%) Cucumber
15 137 (0.96%) Oracle APEX
16 130 (0.92%) NUnit
17 122 (0.86%) SoapUI
18 115 (0.81%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
19 112 (0.79%) QuickTest Pro
20 97 (0.68%) TeamCity
General
1 3137 (22.09%) Finance
2 1678 (11.82%) Banking
3 776 (5.47%) Investment Banking
4 597 (4.20%) Front Office
5 416 (2.93%) Retail
6 400 (2.82%) Telecoms
7 327 (2.30%) Marketing
8 271 (1.91%) Back Office
9 140 (0.99%) Legal
10 128 (0.90%) Manufacturing
11 124 (0.87%) Advertising
12 117 (0.82%) Games
13 103 (0.73%) Financial Institution
14 82 (0.58%) Billing
15 75 (0.53%) Publishing
16 62 (0.44%) Law
17 58 (0.41%) General Ledger
18 51 (0.36%) Electronics
19 47 (0.33%) Retail Banking
20 41 (0.29%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 6388 (44.99%) Developer
2 3195 (22.50%) Analyst
3 1117 (7.87%) SQL Developer
4 871 (6.13%) .NET Developer
5 765 (5.39%) Java Developer
6 704 (4.96%) Consultant
7 700 (4.93%) DBA
8 655 (4.61%) Business Analyst
8 655 (4.61%) Data Analyst
9 637 (4.49%) C# Developer
10 614 (4.32%) Architect
11 571 (4.02%) Senior Developer
12 508 (3.58%) Test Analyst
13 489 (3.44%) Business Intelligence Developer
14 476 (3.35%) SQL DBA
15 471 (3.32%) Oracle Developer
16 467 (3.29%) Support Analyst
17 418 (2.94%) Applications Support
18 359 (2.53%) Administrator
19 335 (2.36%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3026 (21.31%) .NET
2 1762 (12.41%) HTML
3 1665 (11.73%) XML
4 1296 (9.13%) ASP.NET
5 1255 (8.84%) Web Services
6 1216 (8.56%) CSS
7 847 (5.97%) jQuery
8 628 (4.42%) WCF
9 601 (4.23%) .NET Framework
10 541 (3.81%) J2EE
11 510 (3.59%) Spring
12 455 (3.20%) SOAP
13 445 (3.13%) HTML5
14 437 (3.08%) ASP.NET MVC
15 351 (2.47%) Hibernate
15 351 (2.47%) Ajax
16 324 (2.28%) REST
17 304 (2.14%) WPF
18 302 (2.13%) RESTful
19 295 (2.08%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 1311 (9.23%) Analytical Skills
2 544 (3.83%) NHS
3 377 (2.66%) Fixed Income
4 375 (2.64%) Computer Science
5 353 (2.49%) Derivative
6 303 (2.13%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 279 (1.96%) Management Information System
8 243 (1.71%) Clustering
9 237 (1.67%) Data Integration
9 237 (1.67%) Open Source
10 218 (1.54%) Data Structures
11 214 (1.51%) Equities
12 201 (1.42%) Visualisation
13 180 (1.27%) Replication
14 169 (1.19%) Mathematics
15 152 (1.07%) Client/Server
16 150 (1.06%) Statistics
17 123 (0.87%) Data Extraction
18 119 (0.84%) Enterprise Software
19 116 (0.82%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2155 (15.18%) Windows
2 1673 (11.78%) UNIX
3 1598 (11.25%) Linux
4 533 (3.75%) Windows Server 2008
5 397 (2.80%) Windows Server 2003
6 348 (2.45%) Windows Server 2012
7 227 (1.60%) Windows 7
8 194 (1.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 169 (1.19%) Solaris
10 156 (1.10%) AIX
11 108 (0.76%) Windows XP
12 89 (0.63%) Android
13 76 (0.54%) CentOS
14 69 (0.49%) Apple iOS
15 61 (0.43%) Windows 8
16 46 (0.32%) Windows Vista
17 42 (0.30%) Ubuntu
18 37 (0.26%) HPUX
19 32 (0.23%) Mac OS X
19 32 (0.23%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2733 (19.25%) Agile Software Development
2 1950 (13.73%) Business Intelligence
3 1489 (10.49%) ETL
4 1129 (7.95%) Migration
5 1022 (7.20%) Data Modelling
6 981 (6.91%) MVC
7 909 (6.40%) TDD
8 866 (6.10%) Scrum
9 818 (5.76%) OO
10 751 (5.29%) Data Analysis
11 728 (5.13%) ITIL
12 706 (4.97%) CRM
13 640 (4.51%) Analytics
14 631 (4.44%) Performance Tuning
15 545 (3.84%) Project Management
16 522 (3.68%) Data Migration
17 500 (3.52%) Continuous Integration
18 487 (3.43%) Unit Testing
19 480 (3.38%) User Acceptance Testing
20 439 (3.09%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 2550 (17.96%) Java
2 2543 (17.91%) C#
3 1929 (13.59%) JavaScript
4 1809 (12.74%) PL/SQL
5 1750 (12.32%) T-SQL
6 689 (4.85%) VBA
7 665 (4.68%) Python
8 516 (3.63%) C++
9 511 (3.60%) Shell Script
10 492 (3.47%) Perl
11 482 (3.39%) VB
12 418 (2.94%) VB.NET
13 379 (2.67%) PowerShell
14 337 (2.37%) PHP
15 261 (1.84%) C
15 261 (1.84%) Ruby
16 227 (1.60%) VBScript
17 189 (1.33%) Bash Shell
18 103 (0.73%) Scala
18 103 (0.73%) VB6
Qualifications
1 976 (6.87%) Security Cleared
2 844 (5.94%) Degree
3 627 (4.42%) SC Cleared
4 259 (1.82%) ISEB
5 255 (1.80%) DV Cleared
6 233 (1.64%) Microsoft Certification
7 163 (1.15%) ISTQB
8 108 (0.76%) MCSE
9 85 (0.60%) ITIL Certification
10 81 (0.57%) Cisco Certification
10 81 (0.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 60 (0.42%) CCNA
12 58 (0.41%) MCITP
13 47 (0.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 45 (0.32%) HND
15 41 (0.29%) MCSA
16 40 (0.28%) MCP
17 38 (0.27%) MCTS
18 34 (0.24%) Sun Certification
19 32 (0.23%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 649 (4.57%) QA
2 132 (0.93%) SLA
2 132 (0.93%) Data Quality
3 40 (0.28%) ISO 9001
4 34 (0.24%) Solvency II
5 32 (0.23%) HL7
6 25 (0.18%) PCI DSS
7 21 (0.15%) EMIR
8 20 (0.14%) Dodd-Frank
8 20 (0.14%) GAAP
9 18 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 16 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 13 (0.092%) Basel III
12 12 (0.085%) MiFID
13 11 (0.077%) ISO 14001
14 10 (0.070%) COREP
15 8 (0.056%) FATCA
16 7 (0.049%) AIFMD
16 7 (0.049%) COBIT
17 6 (0.042%) FINREP
System Software
1 715 (5.04%) Active Directory
2 422 (2.97%) VMware Infrastructure
3 177 (1.25%) Hyper-V
4 135 (0.95%) vSphere
5 104 (0.73%) Oracle RAC
6 87 (0.61%) XenApp
7 63 (0.44%) VMware ESX
8 45 (0.32%) HDFS
9 43 (0.30%) XenDesktop
10 31 (0.22%) Apache Flume
11 30 (0.21%) Xen
12 29 (0.20%) Microsoft App-V
13 28 (0.20%) NFS
14 27 (0.19%) VMware ESXi
15 24 (0.17%) Docker
16 23 (0.16%) XenServer
17 19 (0.13%) Oracle Clusterware
18 17 (0.12%) KVM
19 16 (0.11%) Microsoft Virtual Server
19 16 (0.11%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 240 (1.69%) HP Quality Center
2 193 (1.36%) SCCM
3 154 (1.08%) Puppet
4 105 (0.74%) Opscode Chef
5 104 (0.73%) SCOM
6 93 (0.65%) Control-M
7 76 (0.54%) Oracle RMAN
8 65 (0.46%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 65 (0.46%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 56 (0.39%) Data Guard
10 49 (0.35%) Tivoli
11 48 (0.34%) Nagios
12 45 (0.32%) ITRS Geneos
13 44 (0.31%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
14 35 (0.25%) Graphite
15 31 (0.22%) WMI
16 29 (0.20%) Ansible
17 26 (0.18%) Salt
17 26 (0.18%) WSUS
18 25 (0.18%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 3815 (26.87%) Oracle
2 2663 (18.75%) Microsoft
3 722 (5.08%) VMware
4 438 (3.08%) HP
5 425 (2.99%) Business Objects
6 402 (2.83%) IBM
7 317 (2.23%) Sybase
8 311 (2.19%) Informatica
9 309 (2.18%) SAP
10 307 (2.16%) Citrix
11 292 (2.06%) Tableau
12 277 (1.95%) Cisco
13 229 (1.61%) Cognos
14 221 (1.56%) Red Hat
15 188 (1.32%) Teradata
16 132 (0.93%) NetApp
17 126 (0.89%) TIBCO
18 116 (0.82%) Google
19 105 (0.74%) Sun
20 95 (0.67%) Adobe
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