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 20 August 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
20 Aug 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 7200 7213 8016
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.38% 14.86% 14.85%
As % of the Programming Languages category 38.58% 37.75% 39.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 4682 4446 4814
Average daily rate
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£375 £388 £377
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% +2.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 134 189 253
Average hourly rate £25.00 £25.50 £25.73
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.96% -0.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.02 £12.45 £14.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £45.00 £43.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £25.88 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-3.38% +3.50%
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
18664 19105 20193
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 37.28% 39.36% 37.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 12054 12170 12275
Average daily rate £398 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.62% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £251 £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 372 517 749
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £15.50 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -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 20 August 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 20 August 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 20 August 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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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 3661 £438 +1.15% 1271
South East 0 1147 £350 - 543
East of England +2 559 £363 +3.57% 252
North West 0 450 £320 +2.40% 339
South West -1 423 £350 +3.70% 253
Yorkshire +1 317 £320 +1.58% 232
West Midlands +4 294 £325 - 149
East Midlands 0 173 £330 +10.00% 131
North East +7 128 £325 +8.33% 47
Midlands -1 15 £205 -48.75% 1
South Coast +1 3 £350 -
SQL
UK

SQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 4211 (29.34%) SQL Server
2 4095 (28.54%) Oracle
3 3212 (22.38%) Finance
4 3044 (21.21%) .NET
5 2748 (19.15%) C#
6 2382 (16.60%) Java
7 2357 (16.43%) Microsoft
8 2186 (15.23%) Windows
9 1853 (12.91%) T-SQL
10 1789 (12.47%) PL/SQL
11 1769 (12.33%) XML
12 1765 (12.30%) JavaScript
13 1752 (12.21%) UNIX
14 1747 (12.17%) Business Intelligence
15 1708 (11.90%) Banking
16 1662 (11.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 1644 (11.46%) HTML
18 1584 (11.04%) Data Warehouse
19 1567 (10.92%) Linux
20 1562 (10.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
21 1474 (10.27%) ETL
22 1414 (9.85%) MS Excel
23 1400 (9.76%) ASP.NET
24 1334 (9.30%) SQL Server 2008
25 1304 (9.09%) Oracle Database
26 1291 (9.00%) Agile Software Development
27 1254 (8.74%) Web Services
28 1170 (8.15%) CSS
29 1109 (7.73%) Migration
30 1054 (7.34%) Relational Database

SQL
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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
1 865 (6.03%) SharePoint
2 465 (3.24%) IIS
3 400 (2.79%) SAS
4 339 (2.36%) WebLogic
5 316 (2.20%) Apache
6 307 (2.14%) WebSphere
7 271 (1.89%) MS Exchange
8 250 (1.74%) Tomcat
9 193 (1.34%) SharePoint 2010
10 160 (1.11%) CMS
11 153 (1.07%) BizTalk Server
12 146 (1.02%) Oracle Workflow
13 135 (0.94%) Exchange Server 2010
14 103 (0.72%) SharePoint 2013
15 96 (0.67%) Node.js
16 84 (0.59%) WebSphere Application Server
17 76 (0.53%) SharePoint Server
18 73 (0.51%) MQSeries
19 66 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2003
20 65 (0.45%) Umbraco
Applications
1 1414 (9.85%) MS Excel
2 520 (3.62%) MS Office
3 145 (1.01%) MS Visio
4 140 (0.98%) MS PowerPoint
5 113 (0.79%) Spreadsheet
6 72 (0.50%) InfoPath
7 71 (0.49%) MS Project
8 70 (0.49%) PowerPivot
9 56 (0.39%) SPSS
10 22 (0.15%) Adobe Illustrator
11 20 (0.14%) Photoshop
12 11 (0.077%) FastStats
13 9 (0.063%) Mathematica
14 8 (0.056%) AutoCAD
15 4 (0.028%) Final Cut Pro
16 3 (0.021%) Stata
17 2 (0.014%) CATIA
17 2 (0.014%) Windchill
17 2 (0.014%) Fireworks
17 2 (0.014%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 232 (1.62%) Dynamics CRM
2 217 (1.51%) Oracle EBS
3 214 (1.49%) Oracle EBS R12
4 156 (1.09%) Oracle Applications
5 133 (0.93%) Oracle Payables
6 123 (0.86%) Oracle General Ledger
7 115 (0.80%) Oracle Receivables
8 91 (0.63%) Dynamics AX
9 82 (0.57%) Oracle Assets
10 77 (0.54%) Markit EDM
11 69 (0.48%) Oracle Financials
12 64 (0.45%) Magento
13 57 (0.40%) SAP Oil and Gas
14 53 (0.37%) Agresso
15 52 (0.36%) Oracle CRM
16 51 (0.36%) Cognos TM1
17 46 (0.32%) Oracle Internet Expenses
18 44 (0.31%) RMDS
18 44 (0.31%) Oracle 11i
19 35 (0.24%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 146 (1.02%) Microsoft Azure
2 82 (0.57%) SaaS
3 58 (0.40%) Amazon AWS
4 44 (0.31%) PaaS
5 40 (0.28%) Cloud Computing
6 38 (0.26%) Office 365
7 32 (0.22%) Amazon EC2
8 20 (0.14%) Force.com
8 20 (0.14%) SuccessFactors
9 11 (0.077%) GitHub
10 10 (0.070%) Amazon EMR
11 9 (0.063%) Heroku
12 8 (0.056%) Amazon S3
12 8 (0.056%) Google App Engine
13 7 (0.049%) Amazon SQS
13 7 (0.049%) IBM SmartCloud
14 6 (0.042%) CloudFront
15 3 (0.021%) IaaS
15 3 (0.021%) Taleo
16 2 (0.014%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 373 (2.60%) SAN
2 333 (2.32%) Firewall
3 288 (2.01%) Internet
4 268 (1.87%) DNS
5 260 (1.81%) HTTP
6 259 (1.80%) TCP/IP
7 159 (1.11%) LDAP
8 154 (1.07%) LAN
9 146 (1.02%) WAN
10 135 (0.94%) DHCP
11 120 (0.84%) VPN
12 91 (0.63%) FTP
13 85 (0.59%) Intranet
14 77 (0.54%) NAS
15 61 (0.43%) SSL
16 53 (0.37%) Network Security
17 49 (0.34%) VoIP
18 45 (0.31%) Multicast
19 43 (0.30%) NetScaler
20 38 (0.26%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4211 (29.34%) SQL Server
2 1662 (11.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1584 (11.04%) Data Warehouse
4 1562 (10.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1334 (9.30%) SQL Server 2008
6 1304 (9.09%) Oracle Database
7 1054 (7.34%) Relational Database
8 805 (5.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 620 (4.32%) Oracle Database 11g
10 584 (4.07%) MySQL
11 548 (3.82%) SQL Server 2012
12 547 (3.81%) SQL Server 2005
13 434 (3.02%) Oracle Reports
14 380 (2.65%) RDBMS
15 365 (2.54%) Oracle Database 10g
16 300 (2.09%) QlikView
17 258 (1.80%) NoSQL
18 247 (1.72%) DB2
19 245 (1.71%) MS Access
20 241 (1.68%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 615 (4.29%) Visual Studio
2 526 (3.67%) Team Foundation Server
3 471 (3.28%) Subversion
4 446 (3.11%) Git (software)
5 378 (2.63%) Selenium
6 337 (2.35%) JIRA
7 295 (2.06%) Maven
8 255 (1.78%) Oracle Forms
9 232 (1.62%) Jenkins
10 231 (1.61%) JUnit
11 213 (1.48%) Eclipse
12 182 (1.27%) Cucumber
13 171 (1.19%) TeamCity
14 170 (1.18%) Toad
15 160 (1.11%) QuickTest Pro
16 130 (0.91%) Ant
17 120 (0.84%) WebDriver
18 111 (0.77%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
19 95 (0.66%) SoapUI
20 91 (0.63%) LoadRunner
General
1 3212 (22.38%) Finance
2 1708 (11.90%) Banking
3 782 (5.45%) Investment Banking
4 574 (4.00%) Front Office
5 480 (3.34%) Retail
6 419 (2.92%) Marketing
7 356 (2.48%) Telecoms
8 293 (2.04%) Back Office
9 233 (1.62%) Manufacturing
10 170 (1.18%) Financial Institution
11 147 (1.02%) Legal
12 146 (1.02%) Advertising
13 126 (0.88%) Games
14 96 (0.67%) Billing
15 85 (0.59%) Publishing
16 74 (0.52%) Pharmaceutical
16 74 (0.52%) General Ledger
17 65 (0.45%) Electronics
18 60 (0.42%) Law
19 58 (0.40%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 6169 (42.99%) Developer
2 3439 (23.97%) Analyst
3 1036 (7.22%) SQL Developer
4 1011 (7.05%) .NET Developer
5 819 (5.71%) Business Analyst
6 786 (5.48%) DBA
7 748 (5.21%) Java Developer
8 731 (5.09%) Consultant
9 659 (4.59%) Data Analyst
10 649 (4.52%) C# Developer
11 585 (4.08%) Test Analyst
12 565 (3.94%) Architect
13 499 (3.48%) SQL DBA
14 477 (3.32%) Senior Developer
15 426 (2.97%) Support Analyst
16 421 (2.93%) Business Intelligence Developer
17 412 (2.87%) Applications Support
18 402 (2.80%) Tester
19 376 (2.62%) C# .NET Developer
20 350 (2.44%) Oracle Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3044 (21.21%) .NET
2 1769 (12.33%) XML
3 1644 (11.46%) HTML
4 1400 (9.76%) ASP.NET
5 1254 (8.74%) Web Services
6 1170 (8.15%) CSS
7 819 (5.71%) jQuery
8 647 (4.51%) WCF
9 631 (4.40%) Spring
10 589 (4.10%) .NET Framework
11 530 (3.69%) ASP.NET MVC
12 465 (3.24%) J2EE
13 435 (3.03%) JSON
14 419 (2.92%) HTML5
15 414 (2.89%) Hibernate
16 401 (2.79%) REST
17 399 (2.78%) SOAP
18 396 (2.76%) Ajax
19 343 (2.39%) WPF
20 303 (2.11%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 490 (3.41%) NHS
2 361 (2.52%) Derivative
3 358 (2.49%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 349 (2.43%) Fixed Income
5 335 (2.33%) Management Information System
6 326 (2.27%) Computer Science
7 292 (2.03%) Open Source
8 288 (2.01%) Clustering
9 273 (1.90%) Replication
10 241 (1.68%) Data Integration
11 204 (1.42%) Credit Risk
12 195 (1.36%) Enterprise Software
13 180 (1.25%) Equities
14 165 (1.15%) Market Risk
15 159 (1.11%) Mathematics
16 158 (1.10%) Visualisation
17 156 (1.09%) Statistics
18 146 (1.02%) Mobile App
19 130 (0.91%) Data Extraction
20 122 (0.85%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 2186 (15.23%) Windows
2 1752 (12.21%) UNIX
3 1567 (10.92%) Linux
4 468 (3.26%) Windows Server 2008
5 368 (2.56%) Windows Server 2003
6 292 (2.03%) Solaris
7 228 (1.59%) Windows Server 2012
8 227 (1.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 205 (1.43%) Windows 7
10 156 (1.09%) Windows XP
11 119 (0.83%) Apple iOS
12 112 (0.78%) AIX
13 83 (0.58%) Android
14 53 (0.37%) Oracle Linux
15 47 (0.33%) HPUX
16 46 (0.32%) Windows 8
17 39 (0.27%) Ubuntu
18 37 (0.26%) Windows 2000
19 36 (0.25%) CentOS
20 33 (0.23%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 1747 (12.17%) Business Intelligence
2 1474 (10.27%) ETL
3 1291 (9.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1109 (7.73%) Migration
5 1047 (7.30%) MVC
6 983 (6.85%) TDD
7 921 (6.42%) Scrum
8 916 (6.38%) Data Modelling
9 820 (5.71%) OO
10 775 (5.40%) Data Analysis
11 682 (4.75%) Performance Tuning
12 657 (4.58%) CRM
13 639 (4.45%) Analytics
14 601 (4.19%) Unit Testing
15 598 (4.17%) ITIL
16 597 (4.16%) Continuous Integration
17 583 (4.06%) E-Commerce
18 546 (3.80%) Project Management
19 538 (3.75%) Data Migration
20 527 (3.67%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 2748 (19.15%) C#
2 2382 (16.60%) Java
3 1853 (12.91%) T-SQL
4 1789 (12.47%) PL/SQL
5 1765 (12.30%) JavaScript
6 624 (4.35%) VBA
7 583 (4.06%) Python
8 535 (3.73%) C++
9 533 (3.71%) Perl
10 514 (3.58%) Shell Script
11 461 (3.21%) VB.NET
12 445 (3.10%) VB
13 423 (2.95%) PHP
14 358 (2.49%) PowerShell
15 251 (1.75%) Ruby
16 229 (1.60%) VBScript
17 227 (1.58%) C
18 171 (1.19%) Bash Shell
19 98 (0.68%) VB6
20 88 (0.61%) Scala
Qualifications
1 827 (5.76%) Security Cleared
2 807 (5.62%) Degree
3 612 (4.26%) SC Cleared
4 322 (2.24%) ISEB
5 273 (1.90%) Microsoft Certification
6 215 (1.50%) ISTQB
7 129 (0.90%) MCSE
8 127 (0.89%) DV Cleared
9 111 (0.77%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 100 (0.70%) MCITP
11 77 (0.54%) ITIL Certification
12 67 (0.47%) MCTS
13 55 (0.38%) Cisco Certification
14 51 (0.36%) MCP
14 51 (0.36%) CCNA
15 35 (0.24%) MCSA
16 32 (0.22%) Oracle Certification
17 30 (0.21%) PhD
18 28 (0.20%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
18 28 (0.20%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 811 (5.65%) QA
2 209 (1.46%) SLA
3 137 (0.95%) Data Quality
4 65 (0.45%) ISO 9001
5 58 (0.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 51 (0.36%) Basel III
7 37 (0.26%) EMIR
8 32 (0.22%) Dodd-Frank
9 26 (0.18%) PCI DSS
10 19 (0.13%) Solvency II
11 17 (0.12%) CRD IV
12 16 (0.11%) Basel II
13 14 (0.098%) HL7
14 11 (0.077%) CDISC
14 11 (0.077%) ISO/IEC 27001
15 10 (0.070%) FINREP
16 9 (0.063%) COREP
17 8 (0.056%) MiFID
18 6 (0.042%) TickIT
18 6 (0.042%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 626 (4.36%) Active Directory
2 327 (2.28%) VMware Infrastructure
3 183 (1.28%) Oracle RAC
4 136 (0.95%) Hyper-V
5 126 (0.88%) Oracle RMAN
6 125 (0.87%) vSphere
7 93 (0.65%) XenApp
8 59 (0.41%) VMware ESX
9 46 (0.32%) Microsoft App-V
10 44 (0.31%) XenServer
11 42 (0.29%) VMware ESXi
12 39 (0.27%) XenDesktop
13 36 (0.25%) NFS
14 32 (0.22%) ISA Server
15 20 (0.14%) Xen
16 17 (0.12%) KVM
17 16 (0.11%) Terminal Services
18 14 (0.098%) Samba
18 14 (0.098%) vCloud
18 14 (0.098%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 265 (1.85%) HP Quality Center
2 175 (1.22%) SCCM
3 126 (0.88%) Data Guard
4 121 (0.84%) SCOM
5 118 (0.82%) Puppet
6 93 (0.65%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 85 (0.59%) Tivoli
8 72 (0.50%) Opscode Chef
9 68 (0.47%) Control-M
10 47 (0.33%) Backup Exec
11 35 (0.24%) WMI
12 27 (0.19%) ITRS Geneos
13 23 (0.16%) Nagios
14 22 (0.15%) Tivoli Storage Manager
14 22 (0.15%) NetBackup
15 21 (0.15%) BMC PATROL
16 20 (0.14%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
16 20 (0.14%) ZABBIX
16 20 (0.14%) Vagrant
17 19 (0.13%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 4095 (28.54%) Oracle
2 2357 (16.43%) Microsoft
3 621 (4.33%) VMware
4 468 (3.26%) Business Objects
5 447 (3.11%) HP
6 415 (2.89%) IBM
7 388 (2.70%) SAP
8 362 (2.52%) Citrix
9 355 (2.47%) Informatica
10 343 (2.39%) Sybase
11 275 (1.92%) Cognos
12 246 (1.71%) Red Hat
13 233 (1.62%) Cisco
14 183 (1.28%) Tableau
15 158 (1.10%) JBoss
16 155 (1.08%) Teradata
17 128 (0.89%) Google
18 124 (0.86%) Sun
19 123 (0.86%) NetApp
20 115 (0.80%) TIBCO
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