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 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Structured Query Language (SQL)
Rank 5 5 4
Rank change year-on-year
0 -1
Contract jobs citing SQL 6488 6884 6821
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 13.75% 14.62% 15.04%
As % of the Programming Languages category 35.60% 38.62% 40.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 4480 4595 4275
Average daily rate £400 £396 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.13% +5.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 122 168 152
Average hourly rate £29.50 £28.50 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.50% +1.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £15.67 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £46.00 £44.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £28.50 £28.00
% change year-on-year
-14.03% +1.78%
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
18224 17823 17034
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 38.62% 37.85% 37.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 12493 11941 10865
Average daily rate £425 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £575 £560
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 493 415 470
Average hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £34.06
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £19.73 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.68 £44.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +5.88%

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 12 February 2016.

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 12 February 2016.

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 12 February 2016. 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 2929 £450 +3.47% 1246
South East 0 1069 £375 +7.14% 533
North West 0 492 £350 - 326
South West 0 466 £375 - 218
West Midlands +3 416 £375 +7.14% 210
Yorkshire 0 403 £350 +7.69% 279
East of England +2 355 £361 +11.15% 168
East Midlands +1 223 £310 -4.61% 134
North East -14 79 £350 - 29
Midlands 0 18 £325 +11.11% 1
SQL
UK

SQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 4587 (32.66%) SQL Server
2 3429 (24.42%) Oracle
3 3412 (24.30%) Finance
4 3291 (23.43%) Agile Software Development
5 2890 (20.58%) .NET
6 2820 (20.08%) Microsoft
7 2777 (19.77%) C#
8 2381 (16.95%) Java
9 2211 (15.74%) JavaScript
10 2166 (15.42%) Windows
11 2161 (15.39%) Business Intelligence
12 1886 (13.43%) T-SQL
13 1856 (13.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 1827 (13.01%) HTML
15 1781 (12.68%) Linux
16 1754 (12.49%) Unix
17 1668 (11.88%) Data Warehouse
18 1623 (11.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
19 1540 (10.97%) PL/SQL
20 1539 (10.96%) ETL
21 1538 (10.95%) Banking
22 1440 (10.25%) XML
23 1334 (9.50%) CSS
24 1310 (9.33%) MS Excel
25 1210 (8.62%) ASP.NET
26 1203 (8.57%) Analytical Skills
27 1181 (8.41%) Web Services
28 1170 (8.33%) MVC
29 1133 (8.07%) Migration
30 1107 (7.88%) TDD

SQL
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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
1 729 (5.19%) SharePoint
2 504 (3.59%) IIS
3 414 (2.95%) SAS
4 336 (2.39%) WebLogic
5 296 (2.11%) Tomcat
6 286 (2.04%) Apache
7 264 (1.88%) Node.js
8 251 (1.79%) JBoss
9 230 (1.64%) WebSphere
10 198 (1.41%) MS Exchange
11 160 (1.14%) CMS
12 157 (1.12%) BizTalk Server
13 142 (1.01%) Oracle Workflow
14 133 (0.95%) Confluence
15 109 (0.78%) SharePoint 2013
16 106 (0.75%) Apache Spark
17 96 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2010
18 95 (0.68%) SharePoint 2010
19 94 (0.67%) Elasticsearch
20 64 (0.46%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1310 (9.33%) MS Excel
2 482 (3.43%) MS Office
3 164 (1.17%) MS PowerPoint
4 153 (1.09%) MS Visio
5 103 (0.73%) MS Project
6 71 (0.51%) Spreadsheet
7 60 (0.43%) SPSS
8 42 (0.30%) Photoshop
9 24 (0.17%) InfoPath
10 10 (0.071%) AutoCAD
10 10 (0.071%) SOLIDWORKS
11 8 (0.057%) LaTeX
12 6 (0.043%) Adobe Illustrator
13 5 (0.036%) Adobe Creative Suite
14 4 (0.028%) GIMP
15 3 (0.021%) 3ds Max
15 3 (0.021%) CPLEX
15 3 (0.021%) Siemens NX
16 2 (0.014%) CATIA
16 2 (0.014%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 248 (1.77%) Dynamics CRM
2 139 (0.99%) Oracle EBS
3 100 (0.71%) Oracle EBS R12
4 78 (0.56%) Oracle Applications
5 66 (0.47%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 65 (0.46%) Dynamics AX
7 60 (0.43%) Oracle BPM
8 58 (0.41%) Unit4 Business World
9 57 (0.41%) Oracle Payables
10 53 (0.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
11 48 (0.34%) Oracle General Ledger
12 41 (0.29%) Oracle Receivables
13 32 (0.23%) Oracle Financials
14 31 (0.22%) ION MarketView
15 29 (0.21%) Front Arena
15 29 (0.21%) Markit EDM
16 25 (0.18%) Oracle 11i
17 24 (0.17%) Dynamics NAV
18 23 (0.16%) Magento
18 23 (0.16%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 399 (2.84%) Microsoft Azure
2 371 (2.64%) Amazon AWS
3 130 (0.93%) GitHub
4 119 (0.85%) Office 365
5 97 (0.69%) SaaS
6 51 (0.36%) Google Analytics
7 47 (0.33%) Amazon EC2
7 47 (0.33%) Amazon S3
8 46 (0.33%) Cloud Computing
9 37 (0.26%) IaaS
10 33 (0.23%) PaaS
11 26 (0.19%) Azure Active Directory
12 25 (0.18%) Google Cloud Platform
13 22 (0.16%) Adobe Analytics
13 22 (0.16%) Amazon Glacier
14 21 (0.15%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 19 (0.14%) AWS CloudFormation
16 12 (0.085%) Amazon Kinesis
17 8 (0.057%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
17 8 (0.057%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 263 (1.87%) HTTP
2 262 (1.87%) Firewall
3 251 (1.79%) TCP/IP
4 222 (1.58%) DNS
5 204 (1.45%) SAN
6 192 (1.37%) Internet
7 143 (1.02%) DHCP
8 119 (0.85%) WAN
9 111 (0.79%) LAN
10 82 (0.58%) Intranet
11 72 (0.51%) LDAP
12 66 (0.47%) VPN
13 58 (0.41%) FTP
14 53 (0.38%) SSL
14 53 (0.38%) VoIP
15 46 (0.33%) Network Security
15 46 (0.33%) SMTP
16 45 (0.32%) NAS
17 38 (0.27%) Multicast
18 36 (0.26%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4587 (32.66%) SQL Server
2 1856 (13.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1668 (11.88%) Data Warehouse
4 1623 (11.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1056 (7.52%) SQL Server 2008
6 1003 (7.14%) Oracle Database
7 980 (6.98%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 872 (6.21%) Relational Database
9 734 (5.23%) SQL Server 2012
10 568 (4.04%) NoSQL
11 546 (3.89%) MySQL
12 534 (3.80%) BusinessObjects
13 462 (3.29%) MongoDB
13 462 (3.29%) Oracle Database 11g
14 417 (2.97%) Big Data
15 380 (2.71%) SQL Server 2005
16 365 (2.60%) Hadoop
17 358 (2.55%) Oracle Reports
18 347 (2.47%) PostgreSQL
19 314 (2.24%) DB2
Development Applications
1 747 (5.32%) Git (software)
2 624 (4.44%) Team Foundation Server
3 549 (3.91%) Visual Studio
4 517 (3.68%) JIRA
5 516 (3.67%) Subversion
6 414 (2.95%) Jenkins
7 389 (2.77%) Maven
8 333 (2.37%) Selenium
9 269 (1.92%) Eclipse
10 236 (1.68%) JUnit
11 195 (1.39%) Oracle Forms
12 192 (1.37%) Ant
13 180 (1.28%) Cucumber
14 171 (1.22%) Toad
15 168 (1.20%) SoapUI
16 160 (1.14%) TeamCity
17 149 (1.06%) SpecFlow
18 118 (0.84%) HP UFT
19 112 (0.80%) Mockito
20 111 (0.79%) NUnit
General
1 3412 (24.30%) Finance
2 1538 (10.95%) Banking
3 576 (4.10%) Investment Banking
4 555 (3.95%) Front Office
5 432 (3.08%) Retail
6 328 (2.34%) Marketing
7 266 (1.89%) Telecoms
8 186 (1.32%) Back Office
9 172 (1.22%) Financial Institution
10 168 (1.20%) Manufacturing
11 150 (1.07%) Advertising
12 127 (0.90%) Legal
13 95 (0.68%) Games
14 82 (0.58%) Law
15 79 (0.56%) Billing
16 57 (0.41%) Electronics
17 54 (0.38%) Pharmaceutical
18 52 (0.37%) Publishing
19 48 (0.34%) Retail Banking
20 40 (0.28%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 6406 (45.61%) Developer
2 2949 (21.00%) Analyst
3 1800 (12.82%) SQL Developer
4 1106 (7.88%) .NET Developer
5 1066 (7.59%) C# Developer
6 966 (6.88%) Java Developer
7 726 (5.17%) DBA
8 691 (4.92%) Architect
9 678 (4.83%) SQL Analyst
10 617 (4.39%) C# .NET Developer
11 610 (4.34%) Data Analyst
12 607 (4.32%) Consultant
13 602 (4.29%) Test Analyst
14 600 (4.27%) Business Intelligence Developer
15 544 (3.87%) Business Analyst
16 532 (3.79%) Senior Developer
17 526 (3.75%) SQL DBA
18 523 (3.72%) Oracle Developer
19 419 (2.98%) Applications Support
20 379 (2.70%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2890 (20.58%) .NET
2 1827 (13.01%) HTML
3 1440 (10.25%) XML
4 1334 (9.50%) CSS
5 1210 (8.62%) ASP.NET
6 1181 (8.41%) Web Services
7 864 (6.15%) jQuery
8 663 (4.72%) .NET Framework
9 622 (4.43%) HTML5
10 610 (4.34%) REST
11 589 (4.19%) SOAP
12 576 (4.10%) AngularJS
13 540 (3.85%) WCF
14 522 (3.72%) Spring
15 515 (3.67%) ASP.NET MVC
16 420 (2.99%) J2EE
17 397 (2.83%) JSON
18 396 (2.82%) RESTful
19 373 (2.66%) Hibernate
20 300 (2.14%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 1203 (8.57%) Analytical Skills
2 405 (2.88%) NHS
3 393 (2.80%) Computer Science
4 333 (2.37%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 318 (2.26%) Management Information System
6 295 (2.10%) Derivative
7 280 (1.99%) Clustering
8 260 (1.85%) Data Centre
9 250 (1.78%) Replication
10 243 (1.73%) Equities
11 241 (1.72%) Fixed Income
12 238 (1.69%) Visualisation
13 189 (1.35%) Data Integration
13 189 (1.35%) Mathematics
14 182 (1.30%) Enterprise Software
15 181 (1.29%) User Experience
16 176 (1.25%) Data Structures
17 159 (1.13%) Data Extraction
18 157 (1.12%) Statistics
19 154 (1.10%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 2166 (15.42%) Windows
2 1781 (12.68%) Linux
3 1754 (12.49%) Unix
4 841 (5.99%) Windows Server
5 453 (3.23%) Windows Server 2008
6 342 (2.44%) Windows Server 2012
7 251 (1.79%) Windows Server 2003
8 212 (1.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 186 (1.32%) Solaris
10 137 (0.98%) Windows 7
11 130 (0.93%) AIX
12 104 (0.74%) Android
13 97 (0.69%) Apple iOS
14 94 (0.67%) Mac OS X
15 54 (0.38%) Windows XP
16 42 (0.30%) CentOS
17 41 (0.29%) Windows 8
18 39 (0.28%) Debian
19 27 (0.19%) VMS
20 24 (0.17%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 3291 (23.43%) Agile Software Development
2 2161 (15.39%) Business Intelligence
3 1539 (10.96%) ETL
4 1170 (8.33%) MVC
5 1133 (8.07%) Migration
6 1107 (7.88%) TDD
7 1056 (7.52%) Data Modelling
8 981 (6.99%) Scrum
9 761 (5.42%) Analytics
10 721 (5.13%) OO
11 717 (5.11%) Data Analysis
12 695 (4.95%) SDLC
13 621 (4.42%) Continuous Integration
14 610 (4.34%) ITIL
15 571 (4.07%) CRM
16 563 (4.01%) Performance Tuning
17 542 (3.86%) Software Engineering
18 541 (3.85%) E-Commerce
19 524 (3.73%) Unit Testing
20 520 (3.70%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 2777 (19.77%) C#
2 2381 (16.95%) Java
3 2211 (15.74%) JavaScript
4 1886 (13.43%) T-SQL
5 1540 (10.97%) PL/SQL
6 901 (6.42%) Python
7 656 (4.67%) Shell Script
8 633 (4.51%) PowerShell
9 613 (4.36%) C++
10 594 (4.23%) Perl
11 526 (3.75%) VBA
12 422 (3.00%) PHP
13 361 (2.57%) VB.NET
14 339 (2.41%) Ruby
15 334 (2.38%) VB
16 267 (1.90%) C
17 220 (1.57%) Bash Shell
18 189 (1.35%) Scala
19 168 (1.20%) VBScript
20 122 (0.87%) R
Qualifications
1 905 (6.44%) Security Cleared
2 833 (5.93%) Degree
3 609 (4.34%) SC Cleared
4 322 (2.29%) ISEB
5 236 (1.68%) ISTQB
6 196 (1.40%) Microsoft Certification
7 177 (1.26%) DV Cleared
8 110 (0.78%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 89 (0.63%) MCSE
10 77 (0.55%) Cisco Certification
11 63 (0.45%) ITIL Certification
12 59 (0.42%) CCNA
13 43 (0.31%) CTC Cleared
14 40 (0.28%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 34 (0.24%) MCITP
16 33 (0.23%) MCSA
17 32 (0.23%) BPSS Clearance
18 30 (0.21%) MCP
19 29 (0.21%) CCNP
19 29 (0.21%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 617 (4.39%) QA
2 501 (3.57%) Data Quality
3 178 (1.27%) SLA
4 64 (0.46%) Disclosure Scotland
5 55 (0.39%) Solvency II
6 45 (0.32%) MiFID
6 45 (0.32%) PCI DSS
7 32 (0.23%) EMIR
8 25 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 24 (0.17%) Dodd-Frank
10 22 (0.16%) ISO 9001
11 20 (0.14%) Basel II
11 20 (0.14%) Basel III
11 20 (0.14%) HL7
12 12 (0.085%) COBIT
12 12 (0.085%) TickIT
13 11 (0.078%) FATCA
14 9 (0.064%) Dublin Core
14 9 (0.064%) Sarbanes-Oxley
15 8 (0.057%) ISO20022
System Software
1 608 (4.33%) Active Directory
2 317 (2.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 167 (1.19%) Hyper-V
4 140 (1.00%) vSphere
5 126 (0.90%) Docker
6 71 (0.51%) Oracle RAC
7 67 (0.48%) XenApp
8 50 (0.36%) VMware ESX
9 45 (0.32%) HDFS
10 33 (0.23%) VMware ESXi
11 30 (0.21%) Apache Flume
12 27 (0.19%) NFS
12 27 (0.19%) XenServer
13 22 (0.16%) vCloud
14 17 (0.12%) Xen
15 16 (0.11%) Microsoft App-V
15 16 (0.11%) XenDesktop
16 15 (0.11%) ISA Server
17 14 (0.100%) Terminal Server
18 12 (0.085%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 281 (2.00%) HP Quality Center
2 228 (1.62%) Puppet
3 176 (1.25%) SCCM
4 158 (1.13%) Opscode Chef
5 147 (1.05%) SCOM
6 99 (0.70%) Ansible
7 93 (0.66%) Tivoli
8 73 (0.52%) Oracle RMAN
9 56 (0.40%) Data Guard
10 54 (0.38%) Control-M
11 50 (0.36%) Nagios
12 48 (0.34%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
13 33 (0.23%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
14 32 (0.23%) ITRS Geneos
14 32 (0.23%) WSUS
15 31 (0.22%) Kubernetes
16 30 (0.21%) Oracle Identity Manager
16 30 (0.21%) ZABBIX
17 25 (0.18%) logstash
18 23 (0.16%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 3429 (24.42%) Oracle
2 2820 (20.08%) Microsoft
3 626 (4.46%) VMware
4 464 (3.30%) IBM
5 426 (3.03%) Informatica
6 382 (2.72%) SAP
7 363 (2.58%) HP
8 345 (2.46%) Tableau
9 291 (2.07%) Citrix
10 280 (1.99%) Sybase
11 262 (1.87%) Cognos
12 226 (1.61%) Cisco
13 200 (1.42%) Red Hat
14 182 (1.30%) Teradata
15 109 (0.78%) webMethods
16 103 (0.73%) TIBCO
17 100 (0.71%) Salesforce.com
18 98 (0.70%) Splunk
19 97 (0.69%) Pega
20 92 (0.66%) Google
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