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 22 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
22 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 6689 6746 7675
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 13.96% 14.56% 14.51%
As % of the Programming Languages category 37.32% 37.71% 40.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 4330 4127 4605
Average daily rate
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£375 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
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 £333 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.30% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 133 199 245
Average hourly rate £25.00 £25.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.96% +2.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.02 £12.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.60 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £26.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-7.54% +6.00%
Programming Languages Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
17921 17889 19187
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 37.40% 38.60% 36.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 11701 11307 11661
Average daily rate £399 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 372 534 730
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £17.50 £18.47
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.50 £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 22 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 22 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 22 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 3398 £430 -4.44% 1201
South East -1 1069 £350 - 565
East of England +1 512 £353 +7.63% 229
South West +1 427 £330 -4.34% 255
North West -1 401 £325 +1.56% 321
Yorkshire +2 313 £320 +6.66% 212
West Midlands 0 247 £300 -7.69% 160
East Midlands +1 169 £336 +12.08% 108
North East +9 108 £325 +4.83% 52
Midlands -1 17 £350 -12.50% 3
South Coast -3 3 £350 -
SQL
UK

SQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 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 4268 (29.82%) SQL Server
2 4098 (28.63%) Oracle
3 3207 (22.40%) Finance
4 3033 (21.19%) .NET
5 2698 (18.85%) C#
6 2359 (16.48%) Microsoft
7 2339 (16.34%) Java
8 2153 (15.04%) Windows
9 1821 (12.72%) T-SQL
10 1775 (12.40%) JavaScript
11 1760 (12.30%) Business Intelligence
12 1752 (12.24%) XML
13 1741 (12.16%) UNIX
14 1737 (12.13%) PL/SQL
15 1694 (11.83%) Banking
16 1655 (11.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 1637 (11.44%) Data Warehouse
18 1635 (11.42%) HTML
19 1539 (10.75%) Linux
20 1538 (10.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
21 1429 (9.98%) ETL
22 1386 (9.68%) MS Excel
23 1382 (9.65%) ASP.NET
24 1350 (9.43%) SQL Server 2008
25 1311 (9.16%) Oracle Database
26 1292 (9.03%) Agile Software Development
27 1218 (8.51%) Web Services
28 1205 (8.42%) CSS
29 1089 (7.61%) Migration
30 1075 (7.51%) Relational Database

SQL
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 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
1 846 (5.91%) SharePoint
2 448 (3.13%) IIS
3 385 (2.69%) SAS
4 336 (2.35%) WebLogic
5 306 (2.14%) Apache
6 281 (1.96%) WebSphere
7 262 (1.83%) MS Exchange
8 234 (1.63%) Tomcat
9 203 (1.42%) SharePoint 2010
10 165 (1.15%) CMS
11 156 (1.09%) Oracle Workflow
12 150 (1.05%) BizTalk Server
13 121 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2010
14 103 (0.72%) Node.js
15 101 (0.71%) SharePoint 2013
16 83 (0.58%) SharePoint Server
17 81 (0.57%) WebSphere Application Server
18 69 (0.48%) MQSeries
19 67 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2003
20 64 (0.45%) Umbraco
Applications
1 1386 (9.68%) MS Excel
2 510 (3.56%) MS Office
3 154 (1.08%) MS Visio
4 153 (1.07%) MS PowerPoint
5 105 (0.73%) Spreadsheet
6 79 (0.55%) InfoPath
7 75 (0.52%) PowerPivot
8 68 (0.48%) MS Project
9 57 (0.40%) SPSS
10 25 (0.17%) Adobe Illustrator
11 20 (0.14%) Photoshop
12 12 (0.084%) AutoCAD
13 11 (0.077%) Mathematica
14 6 (0.042%) FastStats
15 3 (0.021%) Stata
15 3 (0.021%) CATIA
15 3 (0.021%) Windchill
15 3 (0.021%) Fireworks
15 3 (0.021%) Final Cut Pro
16 2 (0.014%) GIMP
Business Applications
1 227 (1.59%) Oracle EBS
2 205 (1.43%) Dynamics CRM
2 205 (1.43%) Oracle EBS R12
3 167 (1.17%) Oracle Applications
4 130 (0.91%) Oracle Payables
5 106 (0.74%) Oracle General Ledger
6 101 (0.71%) Oracle Receivables
7 82 (0.57%) Magento
8 78 (0.54%) Dynamics AX
8 78 (0.54%) Markit EDM
9 73 (0.51%) Oracle Financials
10 65 (0.45%) Oracle Assets
11 62 (0.43%) Oracle CRM
12 51 (0.36%) RMDS
13 48 (0.34%) Agresso
14 46 (0.32%) Cognos TM1
15 45 (0.31%) SAP Oil and Gas
16 43 (0.30%) Oracle 11i
17 37 (0.26%) Oracle Internet Expenses
18 36 (0.25%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 126 (0.88%) Microsoft Azure
2 72 (0.50%) SaaS
3 51 (0.36%) Cloud Computing
4 45 (0.31%) Amazon AWS
5 35 (0.24%) Office 365
6 32 (0.22%) Amazon EC2
7 29 (0.20%) PaaS
8 19 (0.13%) Force.com
9 17 (0.12%) SuccessFactors
10 10 (0.070%) Heroku
11 9 (0.063%) GitHub
12 8 (0.056%) Google App Engine
12 8 (0.056%) Amazon S3
12 8 (0.056%) Amazon EMR
13 7 (0.049%) Amazon SQS
14 6 (0.042%) CloudFront
15 5 (0.035%) IBM SmartCloud
16 3 (0.021%) Taleo
17 2 (0.014%) Rackspace Cloud
17 2 (0.014%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 375 (2.62%) SAN
2 322 (2.25%) Firewall
3 263 (1.84%) TCP/IP
4 259 (1.81%) Internet
5 250 (1.75%) HTTP
6 247 (1.73%) DNS
7 166 (1.16%) LAN
8 157 (1.10%) WAN
9 150 (1.05%) LDAP
10 130 (0.91%) DHCP
11 119 (0.83%) VPN
12 92 (0.64%) NAS
13 85 (0.59%) FTP
13 85 (0.59%) Intranet
14 49 (0.34%) SSL
14 49 (0.34%) VoIP
15 44 (0.31%) Network Security
16 43 (0.30%) Multicast
17 41 (0.29%) 3G
18 39 (0.27%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4268 (29.82%) SQL Server
2 1655 (11.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1637 (11.44%) Data Warehouse
4 1538 (10.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1350 (9.43%) SQL Server 2008
6 1311 (9.16%) Oracle Database
7 1075 (7.51%) Relational Database
8 811 (5.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 653 (4.56%) Oracle Database 11g
10 595 (4.16%) SQL Server 2005
11 564 (3.94%) MySQL
12 534 (3.73%) SQL Server 2012
13 443 (3.09%) Oracle Reports
14 383 (2.68%) Oracle Database 10g
14 383 (2.68%) RDBMS
15 291 (2.03%) QlikView
16 264 (1.84%) MS Access
17 262 (1.83%) DB2
18 235 (1.64%) NoSQL
19 234 (1.63%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 617 (4.31%) Visual Studio
2 490 (3.42%) Team Foundation Server
3 434 (3.03%) Subversion
4 403 (2.82%) Git (software)
5 374 (2.61%) Selenium
6 319 (2.23%) JIRA
7 284 (1.98%) Maven
8 273 (1.91%) Oracle Forms
9 226 (1.58%) Jenkins
10 213 (1.49%) JUnit
11 206 (1.44%) Eclipse
12 204 (1.43%) Cucumber
13 170 (1.19%) Toad
14 166 (1.16%) TeamCity
15 165 (1.15%) QuickTest Pro
16 149 (1.04%) Ant
17 122 (0.85%) WebDriver
18 112 (0.78%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
19 107 (0.75%) SoapUI
20 102 (0.71%) LoadRunner
General
1 3207 (22.40%) Finance
2 1694 (11.83%) Banking
3 787 (5.50%) Investment Banking
4 563 (3.93%) Front Office
5 458 (3.20%) Retail
6 389 (2.72%) Marketing
7 359 (2.51%) Telecoms
8 286 (2.00%) Back Office
9 227 (1.59%) Manufacturing
10 163 (1.14%) Legal
11 154 (1.08%) Financial Institution
12 128 (0.89%) Advertising
13 126 (0.88%) Games
14 97 (0.68%) Billing
15 79 (0.55%) Pharmaceutical
16 75 (0.52%) Publishing
17 68 (0.48%) General Ledger
18 59 (0.41%) Law
19 55 (0.38%) Electronics
20 53 (0.37%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 6152 (42.98%) Developer
2 3481 (24.32%) Analyst
3 1065 (7.44%) SQL Developer
4 1001 (6.99%) .NET Developer
5 832 (5.81%) Business Analyst
6 827 (5.78%) DBA
7 732 (5.11%) Java Developer
8 707 (4.94%) Consultant
9 645 (4.51%) C# Developer
10 642 (4.49%) Data Analyst
11 594 (4.15%) Test Analyst
12 553 (3.86%) Architect
13 516 (3.60%) SQL DBA
14 463 (3.23%) Senior Developer
15 424 (2.96%) Business Intelligence Developer
16 407 (2.84%) Support Analyst
17 400 (2.79%) Tester
18 381 (2.66%) Applications Support
19 378 (2.64%) C# .NET Developer
20 361 (2.52%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3033 (21.19%) .NET
2 1752 (12.24%) XML
3 1635 (11.42%) HTML
4 1382 (9.65%) ASP.NET
5 1218 (8.51%) Web Services
6 1205 (8.42%) CSS
7 833 (5.82%) jQuery
8 616 (4.30%) WCF
9 593 (4.14%) Spring
10 562 (3.93%) .NET Framework
11 494 (3.45%) ASP.NET MVC
12 458 (3.20%) J2EE
13 452 (3.16%) JSON
14 422 (2.95%) HTML5
15 413 (2.89%) Ajax
16 407 (2.84%) SOAP
17 381 (2.66%) Hibernate
18 363 (2.54%) REST
19 336 (2.35%) WPF
20 289 (2.02%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 528 (3.69%) NHS
2 392 (2.74%) Derivative
3 377 (2.63%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 322 (2.25%) Clustering
5 321 (2.24%) Fixed Income
6 316 (2.21%) Management Information System
7 301 (2.10%) Computer Science
8 294 (2.05%) Open Source
9 289 (2.02%) Replication
10 234 (1.63%) Data Integration
11 232 (1.62%) Enterprise Software
12 194 (1.36%) Credit Risk
13 185 (1.29%) Equities
14 158 (1.10%) Mathematics
15 148 (1.03%) Statistics
16 147 (1.03%) Market Risk
17 140 (0.98%) Mobile App
18 138 (0.96%) Visualisation
19 129 (0.90%) Data Extraction
20 110 (0.77%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 2153 (15.04%) Windows
2 1741 (12.16%) UNIX
3 1539 (10.75%) Linux
4 454 (3.17%) Windows Server 2008
5 382 (2.67%) Windows Server 2003
6 338 (2.36%) Solaris
7 228 (1.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 215 (1.50%) Windows Server 2012
9 192 (1.34%) Windows 7
10 154 (1.08%) Windows XP
11 121 (0.85%) Apple iOS
12 112 (0.78%) AIX
13 78 (0.54%) Android
14 51 (0.36%) HPUX
15 38 (0.27%) Oracle Linux
15 38 (0.27%) Ubuntu
15 38 (0.27%) Windows 2000
16 35 (0.24%) Windows 8
17 34 (0.24%) CentOS
18 33 (0.23%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 1760 (12.30%) Business Intelligence
2 1429 (9.98%) ETL
3 1292 (9.03%) Agile Software Development
4 1089 (7.61%) Migration
5 974 (6.80%) MVC
6 971 (6.78%) TDD
7 957 (6.69%) Data Modelling
8 885 (6.18%) Scrum
9 809 (5.65%) OO
10 774 (5.41%) Data Analysis
11 685 (4.79%) Performance Tuning
12 663 (4.63%) CRM
13 641 (4.48%) Analytics
14 628 (4.39%) ITIL
15 600 (4.19%) E-Commerce
16 577 (4.03%) Continuous Integration
17 562 (3.93%) Unit Testing
18 559 (3.91%) Project Management
19 525 (3.67%) Data Migration
20 506 (3.54%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 2698 (18.85%) C#
2 2339 (16.34%) Java
3 1821 (12.72%) T-SQL
4 1775 (12.40%) JavaScript
5 1737 (12.13%) PL/SQL
6 641 (4.48%) VBA
7 563 (3.93%) Python
8 513 (3.58%) C++
9 512 (3.58%) Perl
10 511 (3.57%) Shell Script
11 482 (3.37%) VB.NET
12 464 (3.24%) VB
13 461 (3.22%) PHP
14 347 (2.42%) PowerShell
15 261 (1.82%) Ruby
16 237 (1.66%) C
17 194 (1.36%) VBScript
18 164 (1.15%) Bash Shell
19 100 (0.70%) VB6
20 89 (0.62%) Scala
Qualifications
1 838 (5.85%) Security Cleared
2 778 (5.44%) Degree
3 592 (4.14%) SC Cleared
4 323 (2.26%) ISEB
5 275 (1.92%) Microsoft Certification
6 220 (1.54%) ISTQB
7 147 (1.03%) DV Cleared
8 129 (0.90%) MCSE
9 118 (0.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 98 (0.68%) MCITP
11 83 (0.58%) ITIL Certification
12 69 (0.48%) MCTS
13 56 (0.39%) Cisco Certification
14 53 (0.37%) MCP
15 51 (0.36%) CCNA
16 36 (0.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 34 (0.24%) MCSA
18 33 (0.23%) PhD
19 31 (0.22%) Oracle Certification
20 25 (0.17%) MCDBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 777 (5.43%) QA
2 205 (1.43%) SLA
3 142 (0.99%) Data Quality
4 75 (0.52%) ISO 9001
5 61 (0.43%) Basel III
6 57 (0.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 37 (0.26%) EMIR
7 37 (0.26%) Dodd-Frank
8 28 (0.20%) CRD IV
9 24 (0.17%) Basel II
10 23 (0.16%) PCI DSS
10 23 (0.16%) Solvency II
11 20 (0.14%) COREP
11 20 (0.14%) FINREP
11 20 (0.14%) HL7
12 15 (0.10%) TickIT
13 11 (0.077%) ISO/IEC 27001
14 7 (0.049%) MiFID
15 5 (0.035%) ISO 14001
15 5 (0.035%) GxP
System Software
1 618 (4.32%) Active Directory
2 339 (2.37%) VMware Infrastructure
3 195 (1.36%) Oracle RAC
4 141 (0.99%) Hyper-V
5 138 (0.96%) Oracle RMAN
6 122 (0.85%) vSphere
7 92 (0.64%) XenApp
8 84 (0.59%) VMware ESX
9 45 (0.31%) XenServer
10 43 (0.30%) Microsoft App-V
10 43 (0.30%) VMware ESXi
11 42 (0.29%) XenDesktop
12 35 (0.24%) NFS
13 26 (0.18%) ISA Server
14 20 (0.14%) Xen
15 17 (0.12%) KVM
15 17 (0.12%) vCloud
16 15 (0.10%) Terminal Services
17 13 (0.091%) SRDF
18 12 (0.084%) Samba
Systems Management
1 251 (1.75%) HP Quality Center
2 172 (1.20%) SCCM
3 133 (0.93%) Data Guard
4 119 (0.83%) SCOM
5 108 (0.75%) Puppet
6 103 (0.72%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 101 (0.71%) Tivoli
8 76 (0.53%) Control-M
9 61 (0.43%) Opscode Chef
10 41 (0.29%) Backup Exec
11 40 (0.28%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 31 (0.22%) WMI
13 26 (0.18%) ITRS Geneos
14 24 (0.17%) WSUS
14 24 (0.17%) Nagios
15 22 (0.15%) NetBackup
16 21 (0.15%) BMC PATROL
16 21 (0.15%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
16 21 (0.15%) EMC NetWorker
17 20 (0.14%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 4098 (28.63%) Oracle
2 2359 (16.48%) Microsoft
3 641 (4.48%) VMware
4 492 (3.44%) Business Objects
5 443 (3.09%) HP
6 424 (2.96%) IBM
7 400 (2.79%) SAP
8 364 (2.54%) Citrix
9 352 (2.46%) Sybase
10 342 (2.39%) Informatica
11 282 (1.97%) Cognos
12 245 (1.71%) Cisco
13 232 (1.62%) Red Hat
14 159 (1.11%) Tableau
15 157 (1.10%) Teradata
16 152 (1.06%) NetApp
17 145 (1.01%) JBoss
18 125 (0.87%) EMC
19 123 (0.86%) Google
20 122 (0.85%) Salesforce.com
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