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 18 September 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
18 Sep 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 7525 7279 7876
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.42% 15.32% 14.89%
As % of the Programming Languages category 38.99% 38.68% 39.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 4965 4588 4673
Average daily rate
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£376 £390 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.58% +0.64%
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 £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.90% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 147 173 236
Average hourly rate £27.25 £23.13 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.83% -15.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.20 £12.00 £14.92
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £23.13 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+12.43% -15.90%
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
19301 18820 19960
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 36.98% 39.60% 37.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 12579 12134 11983
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £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 387 501 688
Average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £15.97 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%

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 18 September 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 18 September 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 18 September 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 3789 £425 -2.85% 1160
South East 0 1230 £350 - 521
East of England +3 560 £363 +5.83% 228
South West -3 461 £354 +4.81% 237
North West 0 453 £320 +3.22% 349
Yorkshire -1 324 £311 -2.73% 245
West Midlands +3 313 £325 - 182
East Midlands 0 206 £325 +8.33% 97
North East +2 137 £325 +8.33% 44
Midlands -4 13 £325 -0.76% 1
South Coast +1 4 - -
SQL
UK

SQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 4155 (28.98%) Oracle
2 4013 (27.99%) SQL Server
3 3144 (21.93%) Finance
4 3000 (20.92%) .NET
5 2727 (19.02%) C#
6 2585 (18.03%) Agile Software Development
7 2401 (16.74%) Java
8 2357 (16.44%) Microsoft
9 2237 (15.60%) Windows
10 1818 (12.68%) PL/SQL
11 1798 (12.54%) UNIX
12 1791 (12.49%) T-SQL
13 1757 (12.25%) XML
14 1755 (12.24%) Business Intelligence
15 1726 (12.04%) JavaScript
16 1691 (11.79%) Banking
17 1635 (11.40%) Linux
18 1605 (11.19%) HTML
19 1585 (11.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
20 1573 (10.97%) Data Warehouse
21 1512 (10.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
22 1457 (10.16%) ETL
23 1397 (9.74%) ASP.NET
24 1377 (9.60%) MS Excel
25 1364 (9.51%) Analytical Skills
26 1297 (9.05%) Oracle Database
27 1270 (8.86%) SQL Server 2008
28 1212 (8.45%) Web Services
29 1155 (8.05%) CSS
30 1130 (7.88%) MVC

SQL
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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
1 808 (5.63%) SharePoint
2 463 (3.23%) IIS
3 421 (2.94%) SAS
4 331 (2.31%) WebLogic
5 314 (2.19%) Apache
6 304 (2.12%) WebSphere
7 264 (1.84%) MS Exchange
8 240 (1.67%) Tomcat
9 202 (1.41%) SharePoint 2010
10 162 (1.13%) CMS
11 160 (1.12%) BizTalk Server
12 142 (0.99%) Oracle Workflow
13 141 (0.98%) Exchange Server 2010
14 127 (0.89%) SharePoint 2013
15 97 (0.68%) Node.js
16 76 (0.53%) WebSphere Application Server
17 72 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2003
18 71 (0.50%) SharePoint Server
19 67 (0.47%) MQSeries
20 66 (0.46%) Umbraco
Applications
1 1377 (9.60%) MS Excel
2 501 (3.49%) MS Office
3 158 (1.10%) MS Visio
4 129 (0.90%) MS PowerPoint
5 112 (0.78%) Spreadsheet
6 79 (0.55%) MS Project
7 67 (0.47%) PowerPivot
8 57 (0.40%) SPSS
9 55 (0.38%) InfoPath
10 19 (0.13%) Photoshop
11 12 (0.084%) Mathematica
12 11 (0.077%) FastStats
13 6 (0.042%) AutoCAD
14 5 (0.035%) Adobe Illustrator
15 4 (0.028%) ArcInfo
15 4 (0.028%) Final Cut Pro
16 3 (0.021%) Fireworks
17 2 (0.014%) Mingle
17 2 (0.014%) Gephi
17 2 (0.014%) GIMP
Business Applications
1 239 (1.67%) Dynamics CRM
2 214 (1.49%) Oracle EBS
3 211 (1.47%) Oracle EBS R12
4 145 (1.01%) Oracle Applications
5 137 (0.96%) Oracle Payables
6 124 (0.86%) Oracle General Ledger
7 120 (0.84%) Oracle Receivables
8 111 (0.77%) Dynamics AX
9 87 (0.61%) Oracle Assets
10 76 (0.53%) Markit EDM
11 71 (0.50%) Oracle Financials
12 61 (0.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
13 59 (0.41%) Agresso
14 48 (0.33%) Cognos TM1
14 48 (0.33%) Oracle Internet Expenses
15 47 (0.33%) Oracle BPM
16 44 (0.31%) RMDS
17 41 (0.29%) Oracle CRM
18 39 (0.27%) Oracle Cash Management
19 37 (0.26%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 163 (1.14%) Microsoft Azure
2 86 (0.60%) SaaS
3 69 (0.48%) Amazon AWS
4 54 (0.38%) PaaS
5 43 (0.30%) Cloud Computing
6 42 (0.29%) Office 365
7 38 (0.27%) Amazon EC2
8 22 (0.15%) Force.com
9 21 (0.15%) SuccessFactors
10 19 (0.13%) GitHub
11 12 (0.084%) Amazon S3
12 11 (0.077%) Amazon EMR
13 10 (0.070%) Google App Engine
13 10 (0.070%) Heroku
14 9 (0.063%) Amazon SQS
15 6 (0.042%) CloudFront
16 5 (0.035%) IBM SmartCloud
17 4 (0.028%) IaaS
17 4 (0.028%) Route 53
18 3 (0.021%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 376 (2.62%) SAN
2 337 (2.35%) Firewall
3 308 (2.15%) DNS
4 294 (2.05%) Internet
5 265 (1.85%) TCP/IP
6 262 (1.83%) HTTP
7 178 (1.24%) LDAP
8 147 (1.03%) DHCP
9 143 (1.00%) LAN
10 137 (0.96%) WAN
11 112 (0.78%) VPN
12 90 (0.63%) FTP
13 78 (0.54%) Intranet
14 75 (0.52%) NAS
15 74 (0.52%) SSL
16 55 (0.38%) Network Security
17 51 (0.36%) VLAN
18 48 (0.33%) VoIP
19 45 (0.31%) Multicast
20 43 (0.30%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4013 (27.99%) SQL Server
2 1585 (11.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1573 (10.97%) Data Warehouse
4 1512 (10.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1297 (9.05%) Oracle Database
6 1270 (8.86%) SQL Server 2008
7 1047 (7.30%) Relational Database
8 788 (5.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 602 (4.20%) MySQL
10 595 (4.15%) Oracle Database 11g
11 545 (3.80%) SQL Server 2012
12 490 (3.42%) SQL Server 2005
13 425 (2.96%) Oracle Reports
14 379 (2.64%) RDBMS
15 367 (2.56%) Oracle Database 10g
16 282 (1.97%) NoSQL
17 276 (1.92%) QlikView
18 263 (1.83%) DB2
19 243 (1.69%) MS Access
20 237 (1.65%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 578 (4.03%) Visual Studio
2 510 (3.56%) Team Foundation Server
3 473 (3.30%) Subversion
4 449 (3.13%) Git (software)
5 351 (2.45%) Selenium
6 320 (2.23%) JIRA
7 292 (2.04%) Maven
8 231 (1.61%) Oracle Forms
9 223 (1.56%) Jenkins
10 214 (1.49%) JUnit
11 213 (1.49%) Eclipse
12 182 (1.27%) Toad
13 171 (1.19%) Cucumber
14 168 (1.17%) QuickTest Pro
15 156 (1.09%) TeamCity
16 136 (0.95%) Ant
17 115 (0.80%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
18 98 (0.68%) WebDriver
19 94 (0.66%) SpecFlow
19 94 (0.66%) NUnit
General
1 3144 (21.93%) Finance
2 1691 (11.79%) Banking
3 758 (5.29%) Investment Banking
4 583 (4.07%) Front Office
5 460 (3.21%) Retail
6 419 (2.92%) Marketing
7 355 (2.48%) Telecoms
8 247 (1.72%) Back Office
9 218 (1.52%) Manufacturing
10 180 (1.26%) Financial Institution
11 162 (1.13%) Legal
12 157 (1.09%) Advertising
13 129 (0.90%) Games
14 87 (0.61%) Publishing
15 81 (0.56%) Billing
16 78 (0.54%) General Ledger
17 68 (0.47%) Electronics
18 65 (0.45%) Pharmaceutical
19 60 (0.42%) Law
20 57 (0.40%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 6156 (42.93%) Developer
2 3357 (23.41%) Analyst
3 990 (6.90%) .NET Developer
4 976 (6.81%) SQL Developer
5 783 (5.46%) Business Analyst
6 770 (5.37%) Java Developer
7 759 (5.29%) DBA
8 741 (5.17%) Consultant
9 642 (4.48%) Data Analyst
10 637 (4.44%) C# Developer
11 599 (4.18%) Architect
12 554 (3.86%) Test Analyst
13 484 (3.38%) Senior Developer
14 482 (3.36%) SQL DBA
15 448 (3.12%) Support Analyst
16 412 (2.87%) Applications Support
17 408 (2.85%) Business Intelligence Developer
18 382 (2.66%) Oracle Developer
19 369 (2.57%) C# .NET Developer
20 365 (2.55%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3000 (20.92%) .NET
2 1757 (12.25%) XML
3 1605 (11.19%) HTML
4 1397 (9.74%) ASP.NET
5 1212 (8.45%) Web Services
6 1155 (8.05%) CSS
7 787 (5.49%) jQuery
8 640 (4.46%) Spring
9 638 (4.45%) WCF
10 601 (4.19%) .NET Framework
11 542 (3.78%) ASP.NET MVC
12 445 (3.10%) J2EE
13 419 (2.92%) Hibernate
14 418 (2.92%) Ajax
15 411 (2.87%) JSON
16 409 (2.85%) REST
17 400 (2.79%) HTML5
18 391 (2.73%) SOAP
19 318 (2.22%) WPF
20 300 (2.09%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 1364 (9.51%) Analytical Skills
2 449 (3.13%) NHS
3 366 (2.55%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 356 (2.48%) Management Information System
5 348 (2.43%) Computer Science
6 342 (2.39%) Fixed Income
7 332 (2.32%) Derivative
8 297 (2.07%) Open Source
9 284 (1.98%) Clustering
10 273 (1.90%) Replication
11 253 (1.76%) Data Integration
12 197 (1.37%) Credit Risk
13 178 (1.24%) Enterprise Software
14 172 (1.20%) Equities
15 166 (1.16%) Mathematics
16 160 (1.12%) Visualisation
17 158 (1.10%) Market Risk
18 155 (1.08%) Statistics
19 150 (1.05%) User Experience
20 147 (1.03%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2237 (15.60%) Windows
2 1798 (12.54%) UNIX
3 1635 (11.40%) Linux
4 492 (3.43%) Windows Server 2008
5 395 (2.75%) Windows Server 2003
6 275 (1.92%) Solaris
7 244 (1.70%) Windows Server 2012
8 232 (1.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 199 (1.39%) Windows 7
10 150 (1.05%) Windows XP
11 108 (0.75%) AIX
11 108 (0.75%) Apple iOS
12 90 (0.63%) Android
13 57 (0.40%) Oracle Linux
14 52 (0.36%) Windows 8
15 43 (0.30%) CentOS
15 43 (0.30%) HPUX
16 40 (0.28%) Ubuntu
17 36 (0.25%) Windows 2000
18 35 (0.24%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 2585 (18.03%) Agile Software Development
2 1755 (12.24%) Business Intelligence
3 1457 (10.16%) ETL
4 1130 (7.88%) MVC
5 1116 (7.78%) Migration
6 958 (6.68%) TDD
7 924 (6.44%) Scrum
7 924 (6.44%) Data Modelling
8 826 (5.76%) OO
9 744 (5.19%) Data Analysis
10 682 (4.76%) Performance Tuning
11 663 (4.62%) CRM
12 628 (4.38%) Analytics
13 577 (4.02%) Unit Testing
14 572 (3.99%) ITIL
15 570 (3.98%) Continuous Integration
16 547 (3.81%) E-Commerce
17 537 (3.75%) Data Migration
18 527 (3.68%) Project Management
19 512 (3.57%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 2727 (19.02%) C#
2 2401 (16.74%) Java
3 1818 (12.68%) PL/SQL
4 1791 (12.49%) T-SQL
5 1726 (12.04%) JavaScript
6 589 (4.11%) Python
7 585 (4.08%) VBA
8 567 (3.95%) C++
9 541 (3.77%) Perl
10 536 (3.74%) Shell Script
11 451 (3.15%) VB
12 430 (3.00%) VB.NET
13 403 (2.81%) PHP
14 348 (2.43%) PowerShell
15 247 (1.72%) C
16 245 (1.71%) Ruby
17 234 (1.63%) VBScript
18 165 (1.15%) Bash Shell
19 105 (0.73%) VB6
20 95 (0.66%) Scala
Qualifications
1 880 (6.14%) Security Cleared
2 810 (5.65%) Degree
3 637 (4.44%) SC Cleared
4 296 (2.06%) ISEB
5 274 (1.91%) Microsoft Certification
6 200 (1.39%) ISTQB
7 142 (0.99%) DV Cleared
8 130 (0.91%) MCSE
9 105 (0.73%) MCITP
10 97 (0.68%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 76 (0.53%) Cisco Certification
12 71 (0.50%) MCTS
13 67 (0.47%) ITIL Certification
14 66 (0.46%) CCNA
15 51 (0.36%) MCP
16 35 (0.24%) MCSA
17 29 (0.20%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
18 28 (0.20%) CISSP
18 28 (0.20%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
19 25 (0.17%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 798 (5.57%) QA
2 202 (1.41%) SLA
3 128 (0.89%) Data Quality
4 56 (0.39%) ISO 9001
5 46 (0.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 40 (0.28%) Basel III
7 33 (0.23%) EMIR
8 31 (0.22%) Dodd-Frank
8 31 (0.22%) PCI DSS
9 18 (0.13%) Solvency II
9 18 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 15 (0.10%) HL7
11 14 (0.098%) Basel II
12 11 (0.077%) CDISC
12 11 (0.077%) CRD IV
13 8 (0.056%) FINREP
13 8 (0.056%) MiFID
14 7 (0.049%) COREP
15 5 (0.035%) ISO 14001
16 4 (0.028%) TickIT
System Software
1 640 (4.46%) Active Directory
2 315 (2.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 185 (1.29%) Oracle RAC
4 141 (0.98%) Hyper-V
5 126 (0.88%) Oracle RMAN
6 124 (0.86%) vSphere
7 86 (0.60%) XenApp
8 63 (0.44%) VMware ESX
9 46 (0.32%) NFS
10 39 (0.27%) ISA Server
10 39 (0.27%) Microsoft App-V
11 38 (0.27%) VMware ESXi
12 37 (0.26%) XenDesktop
13 36 (0.25%) XenServer
14 22 (0.15%) Terminal Services
15 21 (0.15%) Xen
16 15 (0.10%) FreeRADIUS
16 15 (0.10%) Veritas Cluster Server
16 15 (0.10%) KVM
17 14 (0.098%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 278 (1.94%) HP Quality Center
2 187 (1.30%) SCCM
3 132 (0.92%) Data Guard
4 126 (0.88%) Puppet
5 125 (0.87%) SCOM
6 98 (0.68%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 75 (0.52%) Opscode Chef
8 73 (0.51%) Tivoli
9 67 (0.47%) Control-M
10 52 (0.36%) Backup Exec
11 33 (0.23%) WMI
12 28 (0.20%) Nagios
12 28 (0.20%) ITRS Geneos
13 25 (0.17%) NetBackup
14 23 (0.16%) OpenView
15 22 (0.15%) BMC PATROL
15 22 (0.15%) ZABBIX
16 20 (0.14%) HP SIM
16 20 (0.14%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
17 19 (0.13%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 4155 (28.98%) Oracle
2 2357 (16.44%) Microsoft
3 642 (4.48%) VMware
4 475 (3.31%) HP
5 461 (3.22%) Business Objects
6 415 (2.89%) IBM
7 385 (2.68%) SAP
7 385 (2.68%) Informatica
8 353 (2.46%) Sybase
9 351 (2.45%) Citrix
10 271 (1.89%) Red Hat
11 264 (1.84%) Cognos
12 248 (1.73%) Cisco
13 189 (1.32%) Tableau
14 175 (1.22%) JBoss
15 173 (1.21%) Teradata
16 140 (0.98%) Google
17 139 (0.97%) Sun
18 129 (0.90%) Salesforce.com
19 125 (0.87%) NetApp
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City, London
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West London
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London
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City, London
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Rate: £350 - £400 per day
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Maidenhead, Berkshire
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Bedfordshire
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East London
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City, London
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City, London
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Posted: 11 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £350 - £400 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
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Resource Solutions Group - Sovereign Housing
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Cambridgeshire
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
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Rate: Up to £550 per day
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East London
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Rate: Up to £600 per day
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Oxfordshire
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Rate: £300 - £301350 per day
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