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 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Structured Query Language (SQL)
Rank 5 4 4
Rank change year-on-year
-1 0
Contract jobs citing SQL 7396 7207 6852
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.66% 15.26% 15.17%
As % of the Programming Languages category 38.69% 39.90% 39.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 5011 4591 4219
Average daily rate
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£380 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £250 £230
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 182 180 216
Average hourly rate £26.75 £27.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.92% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.23 £13.97 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £40.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-3.70% -10.00%
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
19115 18064 17340
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 37.89% 38.25% 38.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 13233 11695 10759
Average daily rate £400 £380 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £553 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 413 526 693
Average hourly rate £35.50 £34.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.41% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.85 £14.01 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.00 £42.95 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £33.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.57% -5.71%

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 19 December 2014.

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 19 December 2014.

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 19 December 2014. 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 +1 3621 £425 -2.85% 950
South East -2 1293 £350 +3.70% 487
South West +2 529 £350 +7.69% 228
East of England -1 471 £375 +11.94% 192
North West +1 454 £325 +8.33% 227
Yorkshire -2 381 £325 +2.36% 214
West Midlands -3 288 £340 +4.61% 153
East Midlands -1 190 £338 +12.12% 87
North East +1 132 £350 +9.37% 27
Midlands +3 24 £350 +40.00% 6
SQL
UK

SQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 4253 (28.45%) Oracle
2 4116 (27.54%) SQL Server
3 3225 (21.57%) Finance
4 3134 (20.97%) .NET
5 2784 (18.62%) Agile Software Development
6 2707 (18.11%) C#
7 2628 (17.58%) Microsoft
8 2474 (16.55%) Java
9 2326 (15.56%) Windows
10 2053 (13.73%) PL/SQL
11 1933 (12.93%) JavaScript
12 1905 (12.74%) UNIX
13 1897 (12.69%) HTML
14 1877 (12.56%) Business Intelligence
15 1785 (11.94%) XML
16 1752 (11.72%) T-SQL
17 1746 (11.68%) Linux
18 1704 (11.40%) Banking
19 1680 (11.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
20 1652 (11.05%) Data Warehouse
21 1523 (10.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
22 1521 (10.18%) ETL
23 1481 (9.91%) Analytical Skills
24 1477 (9.88%) MS Excel
25 1348 (9.02%) ASP.NET
26 1339 (8.96%) CSS
27 1305 (8.73%) Web Services
28 1298 (8.68%) Oracle Database
29 1262 (8.44%) SQL Server 2008
30 1224 (8.19%) Migration

SQL
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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
1 820 (5.49%) SharePoint
2 532 (3.56%) IIS
3 479 (3.20%) SAS
4 342 (2.29%) Apache
5 313 (2.09%) WebLogic
6 288 (1.93%) MS Exchange
7 280 (1.87%) WebSphere
8 246 (1.65%) Tomcat
9 220 (1.47%) SharePoint 2010
10 213 (1.42%) CMS
11 201 (1.34%) JBoss
12 191 (1.28%) BizTalk Server
13 168 (1.12%) SharePoint 2013
14 155 (1.04%) Oracle Workflow
15 136 (0.91%) Exchange Server 2010
16 99 (0.66%) Lync
17 82 (0.55%) Node.js
17 82 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2007
18 76 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2013
19 65 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 1477 (9.88%) MS Excel
2 629 (4.21%) MS Office
3 175 (1.17%) MS Visio
4 147 (0.98%) MS PowerPoint
5 108 (0.72%) Spreadsheet
6 87 (0.58%) MS Project
7 67 (0.45%) SPSS
8 52 (0.35%) PowerPivot
9 31 (0.21%) InfoPath
10 16 (0.11%) Photoshop
11 13 (0.087%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 12 (0.080%) FastStats
13 7 (0.047%) ArcInfo
14 6 (0.040%) Mingle
14 6 (0.040%) Mathematica
15 5 (0.033%) GIMP
15 5 (0.033%) Final Cut Pro
16 4 (0.027%) Stata
17 3 (0.020%) DOC1
17 3 (0.020%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 321 (2.15%) Dynamics CRM
2 214 (1.43%) Oracle EBS
3 195 (1.30%) Oracle EBS R12
4 129 (0.86%) Oracle Applications
5 117 (0.78%) Dynamics AX
6 112 (0.75%) Oracle Payables
7 100 (0.67%) Markit EDM
8 97 (0.65%) Agresso
9 93 (0.62%) Oracle Receivables
10 87 (0.58%) Oracle General Ledger
11 71 (0.47%) Oracle Financials
12 61 (0.41%) Oracle Assets
13 49 (0.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
14 41 (0.27%) Oracle BPM
15 39 (0.26%) Cognos Business Intelligence
16 37 (0.25%) Google Analytics
17 34 (0.23%) Oracle Cash Management
18 32 (0.21%) Oracle Internet Expenses
19 27 (0.18%) Summit
19 27 (0.18%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 172 (1.15%) Microsoft Azure
2 101 (0.68%) Amazon AWS
3 75 (0.50%) SaaS
4 65 (0.43%) Cloud Computing
5 57 (0.38%) PaaS
6 40 (0.27%) Amazon EC2
7 32 (0.21%) Office 365
8 22 (0.15%) Amazon S3
9 21 (0.14%) GitHub
10 16 (0.11%) Force.com
11 15 (0.10%) SuccessFactors
11 15 (0.10%) Google Cloud Platform
12 10 (0.067%) IaaS
12 10 (0.067%) Route 53
12 10 (0.067%) Heroku
13 9 (0.060%) Google App Engine
14 5 (0.033%) OpenShift
14 5 (0.033%) Amazon EMR
14 5 (0.033%) Amazon ELB
15 4 (0.027%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 340 (2.27%) SAN
2 320 (2.14%) Firewall
3 310 (2.07%) DNS
4 259 (1.73%) Internet
5 240 (1.61%) TCP/IP
6 237 (1.59%) HTTP
7 170 (1.14%) LAN
8 162 (1.08%) WAN
9 148 (0.99%) LDAP
10 147 (0.98%) DHCP
11 128 (0.86%) VPN
12 101 (0.68%) SSL
13 89 (0.60%) Intranet
14 86 (0.58%) FTP
15 77 (0.52%) NAS
16 63 (0.42%) VLAN
17 60 (0.40%) Network Security
18 58 (0.39%) VoIP
19 49 (0.33%) Radio Access Network
20 43 (0.29%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4116 (27.54%) SQL Server
2 1680 (11.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1652 (11.05%) Data Warehouse
4 1523 (10.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1298 (8.68%) Oracle Database
6 1262 (8.44%) SQL Server 2008
7 1137 (7.61%) Relational Database
8 805 (5.39%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 661 (4.42%) MySQL
10 544 (3.64%) Oracle Database 11g
11 530 (3.55%) SQL Server 2012
12 453 (3.03%) Oracle Reports
13 435 (2.91%) SQL Server 2005
14 429 (2.87%) RDBMS
15 362 (2.42%) QlikView
16 325 (2.17%) Oracle Database 10g
17 290 (1.94%) DB2
18 269 (1.80%) MS Access
19 266 (1.78%) OLAP
20 265 (1.77%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 604 (4.04%) Visual Studio
2 562 (3.76%) Team Foundation Server
3 499 (3.34%) Subversion
4 429 (2.87%) Git (software)
5 396 (2.65%) JIRA
6 384 (2.57%) Selenium
7 282 (1.89%) Maven
8 232 (1.55%) Jenkins
8 232 (1.55%) JUnit
9 221 (1.48%) Eclipse
10 208 (1.39%) Oracle Forms
11 192 (1.28%) Toad
12 178 (1.19%) Cucumber
13 170 (1.14%) Ant
14 163 (1.09%) QuickTest Pro
15 146 (0.98%) Oracle APEX
16 133 (0.89%) NUnit
17 122 (0.82%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
18 105 (0.70%) TeamCity
19 102 (0.68%) WebDriver
General
1 3225 (21.57%) Finance
2 1704 (11.40%) Banking
3 759 (5.08%) Investment Banking
4 632 (4.23%) Front Office
5 431 (2.88%) Retail
6 416 (2.78%) Telecoms
7 398 (2.66%) Marketing
8 251 (1.68%) Back Office
9 170 (1.14%) Manufacturing
10 164 (1.10%) Legal
11 158 (1.06%) Advertising
12 142 (0.95%) Financial Institution
13 130 (0.87%) Games
14 84 (0.56%) Publishing
15 72 (0.48%) Billing
16 58 (0.39%) Electronics
17 57 (0.38%) General Ledger
18 55 (0.37%) Law
19 51 (0.34%) Automotive
20 50 (0.33%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 6556 (43.86%) Developer
2 3335 (22.31%) Analyst
3 1073 (7.18%) SQL Developer
4 964 (6.45%) .NET Developer
5 823 (5.51%) Consultant
6 783 (5.24%) Java Developer
7 736 (4.92%) DBA
8 718 (4.80%) Business Analyst
9 671 (4.49%) Data Analyst
10 633 (4.23%) C# Developer
11 625 (4.18%) Architect
12 550 (3.68%) Senior Developer
13 520 (3.48%) Test Analyst
14 503 (3.36%) Support Analyst
15 480 (3.21%) SQL DBA
16 455 (3.04%) Oracle Developer
17 427 (2.86%) Applications Support
18 416 (2.78%) Business Intelligence Developer
19 374 (2.50%) Tester
20 343 (2.29%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3134 (20.97%) .NET
2 1897 (12.69%) HTML
3 1785 (11.94%) XML
4 1348 (9.02%) ASP.NET
5 1339 (8.96%) CSS
6 1305 (8.73%) Web Services
7 897 (6.00%) jQuery
8 652 (4.36%) WCF
9 638 (4.27%) Spring
10 573 (3.83%) .NET Framework
11 514 (3.44%) ASP.NET MVC
12 456 (3.05%) HTML5
13 441 (2.95%) J2EE
14 439 (2.94%) Hibernate
15 428 (2.86%) Ajax
16 400 (2.68%) SOAP
17 398 (2.66%) REST
18 343 (2.29%) JSON
19 333 (2.23%) XSLT
20 299 (2.00%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 1481 (9.91%) Analytical Skills
2 462 (3.09%) NHS
3 388 (2.60%) Computer Science
4 373 (2.50%) Derivative
5 371 (2.48%) Fixed Income
6 338 (2.26%) Management Information System
7 336 (2.25%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 333 (2.23%) Clustering
9 290 (1.94%) Replication
10 288 (1.93%) Data Integration
11 279 (1.87%) Open Source
12 231 (1.55%) Data Structures
13 207 (1.38%) Mathematics
14 204 (1.36%) Visualisation
15 199 (1.33%) Equities
16 183 (1.22%) Enterprise Software
17 162 (1.08%) Credit Risk
18 158 (1.06%) Statistics
18 158 (1.06%) User Experience
19 152 (1.02%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 2326 (15.56%) Windows
2 1905 (12.74%) UNIX
3 1746 (11.68%) Linux
4 551 (3.69%) Windows Server 2008
5 432 (2.89%) Windows Server 2003
6 266 (1.78%) Windows Server 2012
7 241 (1.61%) Windows 7
8 219 (1.47%) Solaris
9 179 (1.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 147 (0.98%) Windows XP
11 128 (0.86%) AIX
12 106 (0.71%) Android
13 89 (0.60%) Apple iOS
14 74 (0.50%) Oracle Linux
15 67 (0.45%) Mac OS X
16 62 (0.41%) Windows 8
17 60 (0.40%) CentOS
18 55 (0.37%) Windows Vista
19 35 (0.23%) HPUX
20 34 (0.23%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 2784 (18.62%) Agile Software Development
2 1877 (12.56%) Business Intelligence
3 1521 (10.18%) ETL
4 1224 (8.19%) Migration
5 1160 (7.76%) MVC
6 1026 (6.86%) TDD
7 997 (6.67%) Scrum
8 966 (6.46%) Data Modelling
9 841 (5.63%) OO
10 765 (5.12%) CRM
11 719 (4.81%) Performance Tuning
12 713 (4.77%) Data Analysis
13 664 (4.44%) Analytics
14 626 (4.19%) ITIL
15 588 (3.93%) Data Migration
16 582 (3.89%) Continuous Integration
17 576 (3.85%) User Acceptance Testing
18 525 (3.51%) Unit Testing
19 512 (3.43%) Project Management
20 495 (3.31%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 2707 (18.11%) C#
2 2474 (16.55%) Java
3 2053 (13.73%) PL/SQL
4 1933 (12.93%) JavaScript
5 1752 (11.72%) T-SQL
6 690 (4.62%) VBA
7 648 (4.34%) Python
8 596 (3.99%) C++
8 596 (3.99%) Shell Script
9 539 (3.61%) Perl
10 483 (3.23%) VB
11 424 (2.84%) PHP
12 416 (2.78%) VB.NET
13 360 (2.41%) PowerShell
14 290 (1.94%) VBScript
15 288 (1.93%) C
16 270 (1.81%) Ruby
17 173 (1.16%) Bash Shell
18 108 (0.72%) VB6
19 88 (0.59%) Scala
Qualifications
1 1028 (6.88%) Security Cleared
2 833 (5.57%) Degree
3 682 (4.56%) SC Cleared
4 289 (1.93%) ISEB
5 254 (1.70%) Microsoft Certification
6 200 (1.34%) DV Cleared
7 148 (0.99%) ISTQB
8 122 (0.82%) MCSE
9 88 (0.59%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 76 (0.51%) Cisco Certification
11 75 (0.50%) MCITP
12 66 (0.44%) ITIL Certification
13 60 (0.40%) MCTS
14 55 (0.37%) CCNA
15 52 (0.35%) MCP
16 43 (0.29%) Sun Certification
17 33 (0.22%) CISSP
18 32 (0.21%) HND
18 32 (0.21%) MCSA
19 29 (0.19%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 799 (5.35%) QA
2 168 (1.12%) SLA
3 123 (0.82%) Data Quality
4 53 (0.35%) ISO 9001
5 37 (0.25%) PCI DSS
6 25 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 22 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 21 (0.14%) Basel III
8 21 (0.14%) Dodd-Frank
9 19 (0.13%) Solvency II
10 18 (0.12%) EMIR
10 18 (0.12%) HL7
11 13 (0.087%) COREP
12 10 (0.067%) CDISC
13 9 (0.060%) ISO 14001
13 9 (0.060%) WAI
14 8 (0.054%) Basel II
15 7 (0.047%) CRD IV
16 6 (0.040%) FINREP
17 5 (0.033%) MiFID
System Software
1 720 (4.82%) Active Directory
2 366 (2.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 189 (1.26%) Hyper-V
4 165 (1.10%) Oracle RAC
5 112 (0.75%) vSphere
6 105 (0.70%) Oracle RMAN
7 92 (0.62%) XenApp
8 63 (0.42%) VMware ESX
9 45 (0.30%) XenDesktop
10 41 (0.27%) NFS
11 35 (0.23%) Terminal Services
12 32 (0.21%) Microsoft App-V
13 31 (0.21%) ISA Server
14 29 (0.19%) VMware ESXi
15 25 (0.17%) XenServer
15 25 (0.17%) HDFS
16 20 (0.13%) Xen
17 19 (0.13%) UAG
18 18 (0.12%) FreeRADIUS
19 17 (0.11%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 296 (1.98%) HP Quality Center
2 200 (1.34%) SCCM
3 149 (1.00%) Puppet
4 130 (0.87%) SCOM
5 101 (0.68%) Opscode Chef
6 94 (0.63%) Data Guard
7 92 (0.62%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 88 (0.59%) Control-M
9 58 (0.39%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 57 (0.38%) Tivoli
11 41 (0.27%) WMI
12 39 (0.26%) Nagios
13 36 (0.24%) ITRS Geneos
13 36 (0.24%) Backup Exec
14 32 (0.21%) HP SIM
15 27 (0.18%) OpenView
15 27 (0.18%) Ansible
16 26 (0.17%) NetBackup
17 25 (0.17%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
18 24 (0.16%) WSUS
Vendors
1 4253 (28.45%) Oracle
2 2628 (17.58%) Microsoft
3 702 (4.70%) VMware
4 500 (3.34%) HP
5 482 (3.22%) Business Objects
6 425 (2.84%) IBM
7 390 (2.61%) SAP
8 349 (2.33%) Sybase
9 325 (2.17%) Citrix
10 322 (2.15%) Informatica
11 259 (1.73%) Cisco
12 253 (1.69%) Tableau
13 247 (1.65%) Cognos
14 223 (1.49%) Red Hat
15 189 (1.26%) Teradata
16 151 (1.01%) Google
17 145 (0.97%) Sun
18 119 (0.80%) Salesforce.com
19 110 (0.74%) TIBCO
20 107 (0.72%) NetApp
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