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 30 January 2015 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Structured Query Language (SQL)
Rank 5 4 4
Rank change year-on-year
-1 0
Contract jobs citing SQL 6773 6636 6203
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.58% 15.09% 15.32%
As % of the Programming Languages category 38.40% 40.18% 39.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 4525 4179 3846
Average daily rate
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£396 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.46% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £245 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 163 151 214
Average hourly rate £28.50 £27.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -1.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.58 £13.65 £15.63
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.90 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 £27.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -1.81%
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
17638 16517 15639
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 37.98% 37.55% 38.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 11904 10560 9767
Average daily rate £400 £385 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 392 460 661
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 £18.50 £15.18 £16.72
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £44.15 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £33.53 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.89% -4.21%

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 30 January 2015.

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 30 January 2015.

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 30 January 2015. 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 3353 £425 -2.85% 1290
South East -3 1175 £350 +7.69% 575
South West +2 487 £375 +15.38% 279
North West -1 441 £343 +10.48% 329
East of England -3 367 £350 - 239
Yorkshire -2 349 £325 - 291
West Midlands -3 273 £340 +9.67% 188
East Midlands +4 194 £328 +2.34% 142
North East +2 104 £350 +34.61% 35
Midlands +4 17 £325 +30.00% 5
SQL
UK

SQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 3995 (28.03%) Oracle
2 3900 (27.36%) SQL Server
3 3065 (21.51%) Finance
4 2994 (21.01%) .NET
5 2679 (18.80%) Agile Software Development
6 2592 (18.19%) Microsoft
7 2544 (17.85%) C#
8 2442 (17.13%) Java
9 2249 (15.78%) Windows
10 1920 (13.47%) JavaScript
11 1884 (13.22%) PL/SQL
12 1823 (12.79%) UNIX
13 1819 (12.76%) HTML
14 1787 (12.54%) Business Intelligence
15 1695 (11.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 1689 (11.85%) T-SQL
17 1648 (11.56%) Linux
18 1640 (11.51%) Banking
19 1615 (11.33%) XML
20 1530 (10.74%) Data Warehouse
21 1516 (10.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
22 1388 (9.74%) ETL
23 1386 (9.72%) Analytical Skills
24 1356 (9.51%) MS Excel
25 1305 (9.16%) CSS
26 1300 (9.12%) ASP.NET
27 1276 (8.95%) Web Services
28 1180 (8.28%) Oracle Database
29 1159 (8.13%) Migration
30 1149 (8.06%) SQL Server 2008

SQL
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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
1 778 (5.46%) SharePoint
2 507 (3.56%) IIS
3 429 (3.01%) SAS
4 326 (2.29%) Apache
5 299 (2.10%) MS Exchange
5 299 (2.10%) WebLogic
6 239 (1.68%) Tomcat
7 235 (1.65%) WebSphere
8 220 (1.54%) CMS
9 213 (1.49%) SharePoint 2010
10 198 (1.39%) JBoss
11 179 (1.26%) BizTalk Server
12 162 (1.14%) SharePoint 2013
13 133 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2010
14 129 (0.91%) Oracle Workflow
15 105 (0.74%) Lync
16 78 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2007
16 78 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2013
17 69 (0.48%) Node.js
18 68 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 1356 (9.51%) MS Excel
2 585 (4.10%) MS Office
3 172 (1.21%) MS Visio
4 140 (0.98%) MS PowerPoint
5 96 (0.67%) Spreadsheet
6 94 (0.66%) MS Project
7 66 (0.46%) SPSS
8 51 (0.36%) PowerPivot
9 21 (0.15%) Photoshop
9 21 (0.15%) InfoPath
10 20 (0.14%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 7 (0.049%) ArcInfo
12 6 (0.042%) GIMP
13 5 (0.035%) FastStats
13 5 (0.035%) Mingle
14 4 (0.028%) Mathematica
14 4 (0.028%) Stata
15 3 (0.021%) Fireworks
15 3 (0.021%) DOC1
16 2 (0.014%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 299 (2.10%) Dynamics CRM
2 195 (1.37%) Oracle EBS
3 166 (1.16%) Oracle EBS R12
4 115 (0.81%) Oracle Applications
5 114 (0.80%) Markit EDM
6 110 (0.77%) Dynamics AX
7 95 (0.67%) Agresso
8 80 (0.56%) Oracle Payables
9 66 (0.46%) Oracle Receivables
10 65 (0.46%) Oracle General Ledger
11 59 (0.41%) Oracle Financials
12 38 (0.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
12 38 (0.27%) Oracle Assets
13 37 (0.26%) Cognos Business Intelligence
14 34 (0.24%) Summit
14 34 (0.24%) Oracle BPM
15 32 (0.22%) Oracle Cash Management
16 29 (0.20%) Cognos TM1
17 28 (0.20%) Dynamics NAV
18 27 (0.19%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 143 (1.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 95 (0.67%) Amazon AWS
3 66 (0.46%) SaaS
4 65 (0.46%) Cloud Computing
5 43 (0.30%) Amazon EC2
6 41 (0.29%) PaaS
7 28 (0.20%) Office 365
8 25 (0.18%) GitHub
9 22 (0.15%) Amazon S3
10 14 (0.098%) Force.com
11 13 (0.091%) Google Cloud Platform
12 10 (0.070%) IaaS
12 10 (0.070%) Heroku
13 8 (0.056%) Route 53
14 7 (0.049%) Google App Engine
15 6 (0.042%) Amazon ELB
15 6 (0.042%) Yammer
16 5 (0.035%) OpenShift
17 4 (0.028%) Google Apps
17 4 (0.028%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 317 (2.22%) Firewall
2 302 (2.12%) DNS
3 295 (2.07%) SAN
4 240 (1.68%) Internet
5 221 (1.55%) HTTP
5 221 (1.55%) TCP/IP
6 170 (1.19%) LAN
7 165 (1.16%) DHCP
8 160 (1.12%) WAN
9 139 (0.98%) LDAP
10 104 (0.73%) SSL
11 102 (0.72%) VPN
12 95 (0.67%) Intranet
13 73 (0.51%) FTP
14 71 (0.50%) NAS
15 64 (0.45%) VLAN
16 62 (0.44%) Network Security
17 56 (0.39%) Radio Access Network
18 49 (0.34%) VoIP
19 46 (0.32%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3900 (27.36%) SQL Server
2 1695 (11.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1530 (10.74%) Data Warehouse
4 1516 (10.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1180 (8.28%) Oracle Database
6 1149 (8.06%) SQL Server 2008
7 1093 (7.67%) Relational Database
8 804 (5.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 598 (4.20%) MySQL
10 483 (3.39%) Oracle Database 11g
11 481 (3.37%) SQL Server 2012
12 426 (2.99%) RDBMS
13 397 (2.79%) Oracle Reports
14 381 (2.67%) SQL Server 2005
15 347 (2.43%) QlikView
16 290 (2.03%) DB2
17 284 (1.99%) Oracle Database 10g
18 273 (1.92%) MS Access
19 253 (1.78%) OLAP
20 239 (1.68%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 583 (4.09%) Visual Studio
2 539 (3.78%) Team Foundation Server
3 446 (3.13%) Subversion
4 413 (2.90%) Git (software)
5 411 (2.88%) JIRA
6 386 (2.71%) Selenium
7 270 (1.89%) Maven
8 236 (1.66%) JUnit
9 226 (1.59%) Jenkins
10 221 (1.55%) Eclipse
11 185 (1.30%) Toad
12 182 (1.28%) Cucumber
13 179 (1.26%) Ant
13 179 (1.26%) Oracle Forms
14 153 (1.07%) QuickTest Pro
15 150 (1.05%) NUnit
16 134 (0.94%) Oracle APEX
17 116 (0.81%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
18 101 (0.71%) SoapUI
19 100 (0.70%) WebDriver
General
1 3065 (21.51%) Finance
2 1640 (11.51%) Banking
3 751 (5.27%) Investment Banking
4 642 (4.50%) Front Office
5 396 (2.78%) Retail
6 393 (2.76%) Telecoms
7 347 (2.43%) Marketing
8 237 (1.66%) Back Office
9 156 (1.09%) Legal
10 136 (0.95%) Advertising
11 128 (0.90%) Manufacturing
12 119 (0.83%) Games
13 117 (0.82%) Financial Institution
14 87 (0.61%) Publishing
15 56 (0.39%) Law
16 52 (0.36%) Retail Banking
17 51 (0.36%) Billing
18 46 (0.32%) Electronics
19 44 (0.31%) General Ledger
20 40 (0.28%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 6194 (43.46%) Developer
2 3156 (22.14%) Analyst
3 1021 (7.16%) SQL Developer
4 893 (6.27%) .NET Developer
5 790 (5.54%) Consultant
6 769 (5.40%) Java Developer
7 680 (4.77%) DBA
8 661 (4.64%) Business Analyst
9 621 (4.36%) Data Analyst
10 614 (4.31%) Architect
11 577 (4.05%) C# Developer
12 543 (3.81%) Senior Developer
13 492 (3.45%) Support Analyst
14 488 (3.42%) Test Analyst
15 460 (3.23%) SQL DBA
16 451 (3.16%) Applications Support
17 417 (2.93%) Oracle Developer
18 398 (2.79%) Business Intelligence Developer
19 352 (2.47%) Tester
20 331 (2.32%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2994 (21.01%) .NET
2 1819 (12.76%) HTML
3 1615 (11.33%) XML
4 1305 (9.16%) CSS
5 1300 (9.12%) ASP.NET
6 1276 (8.95%) Web Services
7 912 (6.40%) jQuery
8 605 (4.25%) WCF
9 596 (4.18%) Spring
10 557 (3.91%) .NET Framework
11 478 (3.35%) ASP.NET MVC
12 442 (3.10%) J2EE
13 422 (2.96%) HTML5
14 418 (2.93%) Hibernate
15 410 (2.88%) SOAP
16 404 (2.83%) Ajax
17 351 (2.46%) REST
18 315 (2.21%) XSLT
19 281 (1.97%) JSON
20 280 (1.96%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 1386 (9.72%) Analytical Skills
2 480 (3.37%) NHS
3 380 (2.67%) Computer Science
4 374 (2.62%) Derivative
5 347 (2.43%) Fixed Income
6 328 (2.30%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 318 (2.23%) Clustering
8 299 (2.10%) Management Information System
9 259 (1.82%) Data Integration
10 252 (1.77%) Open Source
11 234 (1.64%) Replication
12 199 (1.40%) Data Structures
13 198 (1.39%) Mathematics
14 197 (1.38%) Equities
15 194 (1.36%) Visualisation
16 157 (1.10%) Enterprise Software
17 140 (0.98%) User Experience
18 139 (0.98%) Market Risk
19 138 (0.97%) Client/Server
20 132 (0.93%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 2249 (15.78%) Windows
2 1823 (12.79%) UNIX
3 1648 (11.56%) Linux
4 545 (3.82%) Windows Server 2008
5 438 (3.07%) Windows Server 2003
6 260 (1.82%) Windows Server 2012
7 245 (1.72%) Windows 7
8 177 (1.24%) Solaris
9 164 (1.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 154 (1.08%) AIX
11 137 (0.96%) Windows XP
12 99 (0.69%) Android
13 86 (0.60%) Apple iOS
14 63 (0.44%) Oracle Linux
15 60 (0.42%) CentOS
15 60 (0.42%) Mac OS X
16 56 (0.39%) Windows Vista
16 56 (0.39%) Windows 8
17 36 (0.25%) Ubuntu
18 27 (0.19%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2679 (18.80%) Agile Software Development
2 1787 (12.54%) Business Intelligence
3 1388 (9.74%) ETL
4 1159 (8.13%) Migration
5 1071 (7.51%) MVC
6 953 (6.69%) TDD
7 946 (6.64%) Data Modelling
8 935 (6.56%) Scrum
9 816 (5.73%) OO
10 711 (4.99%) CRM
11 695 (4.88%) Data Analysis
12 637 (4.47%) Performance Tuning
13 619 (4.34%) ITIL
14 597 (4.19%) Analytics
15 580 (4.07%) Data Migration
16 571 (4.01%) Continuous Integration
17 514 (3.61%) Project Management
18 500 (3.51%) User Acceptance Testing
19 458 (3.21%) Software Engineering
20 437 (3.07%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 2544 (17.85%) C#
2 2442 (17.13%) Java
3 1920 (13.47%) JavaScript
4 1884 (13.22%) PL/SQL
5 1689 (11.85%) T-SQL
6 676 (4.74%) VBA
7 636 (4.46%) Python
8 559 (3.92%) Perl
8 559 (3.92%) C++
9 517 (3.63%) Shell Script
10 469 (3.29%) VB
11 401 (2.81%) VB.NET
12 378 (2.65%) PHP
13 333 (2.34%) PowerShell
14 281 (1.97%) VBScript
14 281 (1.97%) C
15 266 (1.87%) Ruby
16 187 (1.31%) Bash Shell
17 107 (0.75%) VB6
18 88 (0.62%) Scala
Qualifications
1 1012 (7.10%) Security Cleared
2 810 (5.68%) Degree
3 643 (4.51%) SC Cleared
4 263 (1.85%) ISEB
5 236 (1.66%) DV Cleared
6 234 (1.64%) Microsoft Certification
7 130 (0.91%) ISTQB
8 110 (0.77%) MCSE
9 77 (0.54%) Cisco Certification
10 68 (0.48%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 62 (0.44%) MCITP
12 60 (0.42%) ITIL Certification
13 55 (0.39%) CCNA
14 50 (0.35%) MCTS
15 44 (0.31%) MCP
16 39 (0.27%) HND
17 38 (0.27%) Sun Certification
18 30 (0.21%) CISSP
19 28 (0.20%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
20 27 (0.19%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 735 (5.16%) QA
2 153 (1.07%) SLA
3 117 (0.82%) Data Quality
4 57 (0.40%) ISO 9001
5 32 (0.22%) PCI DSS
6 23 (0.16%) HL7
7 22 (0.15%) Dodd-Frank
7 22 (0.15%) Solvency II
8 21 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 19 (0.13%) Basel III
10 18 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 17 (0.12%) EMIR
12 12 (0.084%) GAAP
13 11 (0.077%) COREP
14 10 (0.070%) ISO 14001
15 9 (0.063%) WAI
16 8 (0.056%) COBIT
17 6 (0.042%) DICOM
17 6 (0.042%) CRD IV
18 5 (0.035%) MiFID
System Software
1 726 (5.09%) Active Directory
2 378 (2.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 186 (1.31%) Hyper-V
4 125 (0.88%) Oracle RAC
5 117 (0.82%) vSphere
6 95 (0.67%) XenApp
7 83 (0.58%) Oracle RMAN
8 60 (0.42%) VMware ESX
9 51 (0.36%) XenDesktop
10 35 (0.25%) NFS
11 34 (0.24%) Terminal Services
12 33 (0.23%) HDFS
13 32 (0.22%) Microsoft App-V
14 30 (0.21%) ISA Server
15 29 (0.20%) VMware ESXi
16 25 (0.18%) XenServer
16 25 (0.18%) Xen
17 19 (0.13%) Apache Flume
18 18 (0.13%) UAG
19 17 (0.12%) Docker
Systems Management
1 285 (2.00%) HP Quality Center
2 192 (1.35%) SCCM
3 144 (1.01%) Puppet
4 121 (0.85%) SCOM
5 95 (0.67%) Control-M
6 87 (0.61%) Opscode Chef
7 75 (0.53%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 73 (0.51%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 69 (0.48%) Data Guard
10 45 (0.32%) Nagios
11 43 (0.30%) Tivoli
12 40 (0.28%) WMI
13 36 (0.25%) Backup Exec
14 32 (0.22%) ITRS Geneos
15 30 (0.21%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
15 30 (0.21%) Ansible
16 28 (0.20%) WSUS
17 27 (0.19%) NetBackup
18 26 (0.18%) HP SIM
19 23 (0.16%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 3995 (28.03%) Oracle
2 2592 (18.19%) Microsoft
3 699 (4.90%) VMware
4 476 (3.34%) HP
5 451 (3.16%) Business Objects
6 371 (2.60%) IBM
7 348 (2.44%) Sybase
8 345 (2.42%) SAP
9 319 (2.24%) Citrix
10 303 (2.13%) Informatica
11 250 (1.75%) Tableau
12 248 (1.74%) Cisco
13 214 (1.50%) Cognos
14 210 (1.47%) Red Hat
15 185 (1.30%) Teradata
16 132 (0.93%) Google
17 124 (0.87%) Sun
18 102 (0.72%) Salesforce.com
19 99 (0.69%) NetApp
20 94 (0.66%) TIBCO
Central London / West End
Westbourne Partners
Rate: From £500 to £600 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
JM
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350.00 - £430.00 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £440.00 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 14 hours ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Market Rates + Negotiable
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
Vadis People
Rate: c£430-£450 per day (neg)
Posted: 15 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Rullion IT Plus
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Posted: 15 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Experis Ltd
Posted: 15 hours ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
LEXSTRA
Rate: £400 - £500 per day + Depending on experience
Posted: 15 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 15 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Pesaro Limited
Posted: 15 hours ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
KDR
Rate: £400 - £600 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Square One Resources
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 15 hours ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Vertical IT
Posted: 16 hours ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
MAPP Ltd - IT & Business Management Recruitment Specialists
Rate: £250 per day based on a 7 hour day
Posted: 16 hours ago
City, London
Hatstand Limited
Rate: £450 - £600 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
Surrey
CRL
Rate: From £300 to £325 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago