The first table below looks at the demand 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 11 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Programming Languages category for the England region.

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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Structured Query Language (SQL)
Rank 4 4 4
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Contract jobs citing SQL 6644 6712 7604
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 13.94% 14.73% 14.56%
As % of the Programming Languages category 37.24% 38.08% 40.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 4277 4067 4623
Average daily rate
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£375 £400 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +5.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 128 199 237
Average hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £25.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.03 £12.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.55 £44.60 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £26.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+5.76% +4.00%
Programming Languages Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
17842 17624 18950
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 37.44% 38.68% 36.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 11673 11092 11570
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £575 £570
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 375 549 714
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.25 £17.50 £18.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
SQL
UK

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 11 July 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 11 July 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 11 July 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 3381 £425 -5.55% 1170
South East -2 1066 £350 - 595
East of England +1 501 £351 +8.00% 226
South West -1 428 £330 -5.71% 270
North West -1 370 £325 +1.40% 306
Yorkshire +2 337 £313 +4.16% 212
West Midlands -1 255 £310 -4.61% 149
East Midlands 0 163 £325 +8.33% 121
North East +10 99 £320 +4.91% 51
Midlands -1 19 £350 -3.44% 1
SQL
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SQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 11 July 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 4311 (30.02%) SQL Server
2 4110 (28.62%) Oracle
3 3220 (22.42%) Finance
4 3088 (21.50%) .NET
5 2728 (19.00%) C#
6 2364 (16.46%) Microsoft
7 2336 (16.27%) Java
8 2183 (15.20%) Windows
9 1852 (12.90%) T-SQL
10 1788 (12.45%) JavaScript
11 1750 (12.19%) UNIX
12 1741 (12.12%) Business Intelligence
13 1736 (12.09%) XML
14 1716 (11.95%) PL/SQL
15 1713 (11.93%) Banking
16 1672 (11.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 1634 (11.38%) HTML
18 1632 (11.36%) Data Warehouse
19 1562 (10.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
20 1525 (10.62%) Linux
21 1418 (9.87%) ASP.NET
22 1417 (9.87%) ETL
23 1390 (9.68%) MS Excel
24 1359 (9.46%) SQL Server 2008
25 1325 (9.23%) Agile Software Development
26 1286 (8.96%) Oracle Database
27 1240 (8.64%) Web Services
28 1207 (8.41%) CSS
29 1088 (7.58%) Migration
30 1057 (7.36%) Relational Database

SQL
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 11 July 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
1 852 (5.93%) SharePoint
2 445 (3.10%) IIS
3 388 (2.70%) SAS
4 328 (2.28%) WebLogic
5 298 (2.08%) Apache
6 274 (1.91%) WebSphere
7 272 (1.89%) MS Exchange
8 231 (1.61%) Tomcat
9 209 (1.46%) SharePoint 2010
10 171 (1.19%) CMS
11 155 (1.08%) BizTalk Server
12 151 (1.05%) Oracle Workflow
13 123 (0.86%) Exchange Server 2010
14 101 (0.70%) Node.js
15 100 (0.70%) SharePoint 2013
16 92 (0.64%) SharePoint Server
17 78 (0.54%) WebSphere Application Server
18 71 (0.49%) MQSeries
19 69 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2003
20 64 (0.45%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 1390 (9.68%) MS Excel
2 512 (3.57%) MS Office
3 148 (1.03%) MS PowerPoint
4 139 (0.97%) MS Visio
5 102 (0.71%) Spreadsheet
6 92 (0.64%) InfoPath
7 82 (0.57%) PowerPivot
8 66 (0.46%) MS Project
9 57 (0.40%) SPSS
10 25 (0.17%) Adobe Illustrator
11 19 (0.13%) Photoshop
12 12 (0.084%) AutoCAD
13 11 (0.077%) Mathematica
14 6 (0.042%) FastStats
15 4 (0.028%) Final Cut Pro
16 3 (0.021%) Windchill
16 3 (0.021%) CATIA
16 3 (0.021%) Stata
17 2 (0.014%) Fireworks
17 2 (0.014%) GIMP
Business Applications
1 226 (1.57%) Oracle EBS
2 208 (1.45%) Dynamics CRM
3 199 (1.39%) Oracle EBS R12
4 165 (1.15%) Oracle Applications
5 125 (0.87%) Oracle Payables
6 102 (0.71%) Oracle General Ledger
7 96 (0.67%) Oracle Receivables
8 86 (0.60%) Magento
9 77 (0.54%) Markit EDM
10 74 (0.52%) Dynamics AX
11 69 (0.48%) Oracle Financials
12 64 (0.45%) Oracle CRM
13 61 (0.42%) Oracle Assets
14 53 (0.37%) RMDS
15 49 (0.34%) Agresso
16 46 (0.32%) Cognos TM1
17 45 (0.31%) SAP Oil and Gas
18 40 (0.28%) Oracle 11i
19 39 (0.27%) Oracle BPM
20 36 (0.25%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 117 (0.81%) Microsoft Azure
2 70 (0.49%) SaaS
3 52 (0.36%) Cloud Computing
4 45 (0.31%) Amazon AWS
5 33 (0.23%) Amazon EC2
5 33 (0.23%) Office 365
6 25 (0.17%) PaaS
7 19 (0.13%) Force.com
8 11 (0.077%) Heroku
8 11 (0.077%) SuccessFactors
9 9 (0.063%) GitHub
10 8 (0.056%) Amazon S3
10 8 (0.056%) Google App Engine
10 8 (0.056%) Amazon EMR
11 7 (0.049%) Amazon SQS
12 6 (0.042%) CloudFront
13 5 (0.035%) IBM SmartCloud
14 3 (0.021%) Taleo
15 2 (0.014%) Rackspace Cloud
15 2 (0.014%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 362 (2.52%) SAN
2 317 (2.21%) Firewall
3 261 (1.82%) Internet
4 256 (1.78%) TCP/IP
5 247 (1.72%) HTTP
6 234 (1.63%) DNS
7 168 (1.17%) LAN
8 159 (1.11%) WAN
9 136 (0.95%) LDAP
10 123 (0.86%) DHCP
11 112 (0.78%) VPN
12 92 (0.64%) NAS
13 89 (0.62%) FTP
14 85 (0.59%) Intranet
15 49 (0.34%) VoIP
16 48 (0.33%) SSL
17 44 (0.31%) Multicast
18 43 (0.30%) 3G
19 42 (0.29%) Network Security
20 36 (0.25%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4311 (30.02%) SQL Server
2 1672 (11.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1632 (11.36%) Data Warehouse
4 1562 (10.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1359 (9.46%) SQL Server 2008
6 1286 (8.96%) Oracle Database
7 1057 (7.36%) Relational Database
8 829 (5.77%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 633 (4.41%) Oracle Database 11g
10 610 (4.25%) SQL Server 2005
11 539 (3.75%) MySQL
12 525 (3.66%) SQL Server 2012
13 432 (3.01%) Oracle Reports
14 386 (2.69%) RDBMS
15 367 (2.56%) Oracle Database 10g
16 293 (2.04%) QlikView
17 276 (1.92%) DB2
18 275 (1.92%) MS Access
19 238 (1.66%) OLAP
20 235 (1.64%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 637 (4.44%) Visual Studio
2 469 (3.27%) Team Foundation Server
3 425 (2.96%) Subversion
4 395 (2.75%) Git (software)
5 381 (2.65%) Selenium
6 310 (2.16%) JIRA
7 279 (1.94%) Maven
8 277 (1.93%) Oracle Forms
9 222 (1.55%) Jenkins
10 216 (1.50%) JUnit
11 211 (1.47%) Cucumber
12 198 (1.38%) Eclipse
13 175 (1.22%) Toad
14 164 (1.14%) TeamCity
15 163 (1.14%) QuickTest Pro
16 150 (1.04%) Ant
17 127 (0.88%) WebDriver
18 112 (0.78%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
19 109 (0.76%) SoapUI
20 103 (0.72%) LoadRunner
General
1 3220 (22.42%) Finance
2 1713 (11.93%) Banking
3 805 (5.61%) Investment Banking
4 553 (3.85%) Front Office
5 464 (3.23%) Retail
6 393 (2.74%) Marketing
7 365 (2.54%) Telecoms
8 285 (1.98%) Back Office
9 222 (1.55%) Manufacturing
10 160 (1.11%) Legal
11 154 (1.07%) Financial Institution
12 126 (0.88%) Games
13 122 (0.85%) Advertising
14 91 (0.63%) Billing
15 87 (0.61%) Pharmaceutical
16 75 (0.52%) Publishing
17 68 (0.47%) General Ledger
18 56 (0.39%) Retail Banking
18 56 (0.39%) Law
19 55 (0.38%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 6195 (43.14%) Developer
2 3464 (24.12%) Analyst
3 1094 (7.62%) SQL Developer
4 1015 (7.07%) .NET Developer
5 832 (5.79%) DBA
6 811 (5.65%) Business Analyst
7 736 (5.13%) Java Developer
8 704 (4.90%) Consultant
9 660 (4.60%) C# Developer
10 634 (4.42%) Data Analyst
11 575 (4.00%) Test Analyst
12 549 (3.82%) Architect
13 524 (3.65%) SQL DBA
14 460 (3.20%) Senior Developer
15 406 (2.83%) Support Analyst
15 406 (2.83%) Business Intelligence Developer
16 405 (2.82%) Tester
17 393 (2.74%) Applications Support
18 383 (2.67%) C# .NET Developer
19 364 (2.53%) Oracle Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3088 (21.50%) .NET
2 1736 (12.09%) XML
3 1634 (11.38%) HTML
4 1418 (9.87%) ASP.NET
5 1240 (8.64%) Web Services
6 1207 (8.41%) CSS
7 862 (6.00%) jQuery
8 618 (4.30%) WCF
9 581 (4.05%) Spring
10 557 (3.88%) .NET Framework
11 507 (3.53%) ASP.NET MVC
12 453 (3.15%) J2EE
13 452 (3.15%) JSON
14 423 (2.95%) SOAP
15 419 (2.92%) HTML5
16 418 (2.91%) Ajax
17 378 (2.63%) Hibernate
18 356 (2.48%) REST
19 344 (2.40%) WPF
20 313 (2.18%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 550 (3.83%) NHS
2 396 (2.76%) Derivative
3 371 (2.58%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 320 (2.23%) Clustering
5 313 (2.18%) Fixed Income
6 303 (2.11%) Management Information System
7 298 (2.08%) Computer Science
8 292 (2.03%) Open Source
9 274 (1.91%) Replication
10 231 (1.61%) Enterprise Software
11 222 (1.55%) Data Integration
12 186 (1.30%) Credit Risk
13 181 (1.26%) Equities
14 146 (1.02%) Mathematics
15 145 (1.01%) Statistics
16 140 (0.97%) Mobile App
17 133 (0.93%) Market Risk
18 132 (0.92%) Visualisation
19 126 (0.88%) Data Extraction
20 108 (0.75%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 2183 (15.20%) Windows
2 1750 (12.19%) UNIX
3 1525 (10.62%) Linux
4 457 (3.18%) Windows Server 2008
5 388 (2.70%) Windows Server 2003
6 345 (2.40%) Solaris
7 218 (1.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 216 (1.50%) Windows Server 2012
9 195 (1.36%) Windows 7
10 168 (1.17%) Windows XP
11 127 (0.88%) Apple iOS
12 120 (0.84%) AIX
13 81 (0.56%) Android
14 48 (0.33%) HPUX
15 40 (0.28%) Windows 2000
16 38 (0.26%) Oracle Linux
17 37 (0.26%) Ubuntu
18 35 (0.24%) CentOS
19 31 (0.22%) Windows 8
20 29 (0.20%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 1741 (12.12%) Business Intelligence
2 1417 (9.87%) ETL
3 1325 (9.23%) Agile Software Development
4 1088 (7.58%) Migration
5 972 (6.77%) Data Modelling
6 963 (6.71%) MVC
7 939 (6.54%) TDD
8 889 (6.19%) Scrum
9 810 (5.64%) OO
10 761 (5.30%) Data Analysis
11 681 (4.74%) Performance Tuning
12 662 (4.61%) CRM
13 639 (4.45%) Analytics
14 623 (4.34%) ITIL
15 600 (4.18%) E-Commerce
16 572 (3.98%) Continuous Integration
17 564 (3.93%) Project Management
18 553 (3.85%) Unit Testing
19 530 (3.69%) Data Migration
20 489 (3.41%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 2728 (19.00%) C#
2 2336 (16.27%) Java
3 1852 (12.90%) T-SQL
4 1788 (12.45%) JavaScript
5 1716 (11.95%) PL/SQL
6 641 (4.46%) VBA
7 557 (3.88%) Python
8 520 (3.62%) Perl
9 505 (3.52%) VB.NET
10 493 (3.43%) Shell Script
11 489 (3.41%) C++
12 474 (3.30%) VB
13 460 (3.20%) PHP
14 339 (2.36%) PowerShell
15 274 (1.91%) Ruby
16 231 (1.61%) C
17 184 (1.28%) VBScript
18 163 (1.14%) Bash Shell
19 98 (0.68%) VB6
20 88 (0.61%) Scala
Qualifications
1 849 (5.91%) Security Cleared
2 765 (5.33%) Degree
3 600 (4.18%) SC Cleared
4 311 (2.17%) ISEB
5 266 (1.85%) Microsoft Certification
6 215 (1.50%) ISTQB
7 156 (1.09%) DV Cleared
8 128 (0.89%) MCSE
9 92 (0.64%) MCITP
10 82 (0.57%) ITIL Certification
11 64 (0.45%) MCTS
12 54 (0.38%) Cisco Certification
13 52 (0.36%) MCP
14 49 (0.34%) CCNA
15 36 (0.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 33 (0.23%) Oracle Certification
17 29 (0.20%) MCSA
18 27 (0.19%) PhD
19 26 (0.18%) MCDBA
20 24 (0.17%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 764 (5.32%) QA
2 208 (1.45%) SLA
3 149 (1.04%) Data Quality
4 78 (0.54%) ISO 9001
5 64 (0.45%) Basel III
6 58 (0.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 37 (0.26%) EMIR
8 36 (0.25%) Dodd-Frank
9 30 (0.21%) CRD IV
10 22 (0.15%) Solvency II
10 22 (0.15%) PCI DSS
10 22 (0.15%) Basel II
11 21 (0.15%) HL7
11 21 (0.15%) COREP
11 21 (0.15%) FINREP
12 14 (0.097%) TickIT
13 10 (0.070%) ISO/IEC 27001
14 8 (0.056%) GxP
15 6 (0.042%) MiFID
16 5 (0.035%) FATCA
System Software
1 616 (4.29%) Active Directory
2 327 (2.28%) VMware Infrastructure
3 187 (1.30%) Oracle RAC
4 137 (0.95%) Oracle RMAN
5 132 (0.92%) Hyper-V
6 122 (0.85%) vSphere
7 92 (0.64%) XenApp
8 80 (0.56%) VMware ESX
9 48 (0.33%) XenServer
10 45 (0.31%) VMware ESXi
11 44 (0.31%) Microsoft App-V
12 42 (0.29%) XenDesktop
13 35 (0.24%) NFS
14 27 (0.19%) ISA Server
15 20 (0.14%) Xen
16 18 (0.13%) vCloud
17 16 (0.11%) KVM
18 14 (0.097%) SRDF
18 14 (0.097%) Terminal Services
19 12 (0.084%) Samba
Systems Management
1 243 (1.69%) HP Quality Center
2 174 (1.21%) SCCM
3 128 (0.89%) Data Guard
4 114 (0.79%) SCOM
5 108 (0.75%) Puppet
6 106 (0.74%) Tivoli
7 100 (0.70%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 75 (0.52%) Control-M
9 60 (0.42%) Opscode Chef
10 44 (0.31%) Backup Exec
11 39 (0.27%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 30 (0.21%) WMI
13 28 (0.19%) WSUS
14 23 (0.16%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
14 23 (0.16%) EMC NetWorker
14 23 (0.16%) ITRS Geneos
15 21 (0.15%) Vagrant
15 21 (0.15%) NetBackup
16 20 (0.14%) McAfee ePO
16 20 (0.14%) Nagios
Vendors
1 4110 (28.62%) Oracle
2 2364 (16.46%) Microsoft
3 633 (4.41%) VMware
4 491 (3.42%) Business Objects
5 442 (3.08%) HP
6 421 (2.93%) IBM
7 404 (2.81%) SAP
8 367 (2.56%) Sybase
9 360 (2.51%) Citrix
10 358 (2.49%) Informatica
11 296 (2.06%) Cognos
12 249 (1.73%) Cisco
13 221 (1.54%) Red Hat
14 165 (1.15%) Teradata
15 155 (1.08%) Tableau
16 151 (1.05%) NetApp
17 136 (0.95%) JBoss
18 121 (0.84%) Google
19 119 (0.83%) TIBCO
20 118 (0.82%) Salesforce.com
City, London
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £400 - £475 per day
Posted: 34 minutes ago
London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 57 minutes ago
West Midlands
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 1 hour ago
City, London
Quant Capital
Rate: Up to £375 per day Bonus Medical Pension (8%)
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
Opilio Recruitment
Rate: £400 - 600 per day + Some Travel Expenses
Posted: 1 hour ago
Central London / West End
Royal Opera House
Rate: c.£32,000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Robert Walters
Rate: £300 - £340 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Rate: £150 - £220 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
West London
Spring Technology
Rate: £250.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Premier Group Recruitment
Rate: £100 - £200 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
Surrey
TLP Consultancy Ltd.
Posted: 3 hours ago
Hertfordshire
Intapeople
Rate: £270
Posted: 3 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Cititec
Rate: £250 - 350 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire
FPSG Connect
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
ComputAppoint
Rate: £245 - £255 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
Ashdown IT
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
South West
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd.
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
Cititec
Rate: £250 - 325 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
Cheshire
Robert Walters
Rate: £350 - £500 per day + Dependent on experience
Posted: 4 hours ago
City, London
Pioneer Search
Rate: £300.00 - £350 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago