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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Structured Query Language (SQL)
Rank 5 5 4
Rank change year-on-year
0 -1
Contract jobs citing SQL 7860 7282 7239
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.79% 14.47% 15.05%
As % of the Programming Languages category 38.31% 38.64% 38.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 5301 4735 4495
Average daily rate
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£390 £375 £396
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -5.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 175 136 179
Average hourly rate £26.80 £27.50 £26.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.56% +4.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.83 £13.44 £12.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.75 £50.00 £45.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.31 £26.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
+8.89% -1.88%
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
20515 18848 19009
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 38.60% 37.46% 39.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 14013 12142 12158
Average daily rate £403 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.75% -0.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £270 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 454 383 513
Average hourly rate £38.00 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £15.00 £16.72
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.50 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +2.94%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 28 August 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 3624 £450 +2.85% 1118
South East -1 1332 £350 - 553
North West -1 608 £363 +12.40% 353
Yorkshire 0 571 £340 +6.25% 251
South West +2 550 £363 +3.57% 279
East of England -2 446 £350 -3.44% 243
West Midlands -1 303 £350 +7.69% 212
East Midlands +2 250 £350 +7.69% 149
North East -12 123 £338 +3.84% 37
Midlands +1 13 £320 -1.53% 2
South Coast 0 4 - -
SQL
UK

SQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 4836 (32.00%) SQL Server
2 3813 (25.23%) Oracle
3 3486 (23.07%) Finance
4 3044 (20.14%) Microsoft
5 3034 (20.08%) Agile Software Development
6 3023 (20.00%) .NET
7 2671 (17.67%) C#
8 2516 (16.65%) Java
9 2427 (16.06%) Windows
10 2292 (15.17%) Business Intelligence
11 2229 (14.75%) T-SQL
12 2205 (14.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 2066 (13.67%) JavaScript
14 1990 (13.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 1934 (12.80%) Data Warehouse
16 1888 (12.49%) UNIX
17 1844 (12.20%) HTML
18 1769 (11.71%) XML
19 1753 (11.60%) Linux
20 1750 (11.58%) Banking
21 1717 (11.36%) PL/SQL
22 1708 (11.30%) ETL
23 1594 (10.55%) MS Excel
24 1428 (9.45%) Analytical Skills
25 1305 (8.64%) CSS
26 1299 (8.60%) Migration
27 1273 (8.42%) ASP.NET
28 1234 (8.17%) Web Services
29 1176 (7.78%) Oracle Database
30 1146 (7.58%) SQL Server Analysis Services

SQL
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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
1 814 (5.39%) SharePoint
2 674 (4.46%) IIS
3 402 (2.66%) SAS
4 322 (2.13%) Apache
5 313 (2.07%) Tomcat
6 271 (1.79%) WebLogic
7 256 (1.69%) BizTalk Server
8 254 (1.68%) WebSphere
9 241 (1.59%) MS Exchange
10 227 (1.50%) JBoss
11 166 (1.10%) CMS
12 121 (0.80%) Node.js
13 117 (0.77%) Exchange Server 2010
14 110 (0.73%) Oracle Workflow
15 106 (0.70%) SharePoint 2013
16 92 (0.61%) SharePoint 2010
17 86 (0.57%) MQSeries
18 85 (0.56%) Lync
19 73 (0.48%) Confluence
20 58 (0.38%) Drupal
Applications
1 1594 (10.55%) MS Excel
2 595 (3.94%) MS Office
3 199 (1.32%) MS PowerPoint
4 163 (1.08%) MS Visio
5 98 (0.65%) PowerPivot
6 92 (0.61%) MS Project
7 74 (0.49%) Spreadsheet
8 59 (0.39%) SPSS
9 45 (0.30%) Photoshop
10 19 (0.13%) InfoPath
11 12 (0.079%) FastStats
12 6 (0.040%) Maya
13 5 (0.033%) Adobe Illustrator
14 4 (0.026%) Mathematica
14 4 (0.026%) Maple
14 4 (0.026%) LaTeX
15 3 (0.020%) HipChat
15 3 (0.020%) GIMP
15 3 (0.020%) AutoCAD
16 2 (0.013%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 279 (1.85%) Dynamics CRM
2 184 (1.22%) Oracle EBS
3 119 (0.79%) Oracle EBS R12
4 75 (0.50%) Oracle Applications
5 74 (0.49%) Markit EDM
6 72 (0.48%) Oracle Payables
7 69 (0.46%) Oracle BPM
7 69 (0.46%) Oracle General Ledger
8 66 (0.44%) Dynamics AX
9 53 (0.35%) Agresso
10 51 (0.34%) SAP Oil and Gas
11 46 (0.30%) Oracle Receivables
12 35 (0.23%) Cognos Business Intelligence
13 33 (0.22%) thinkFolio
14 32 (0.21%) Oracle Financials
15 30 (0.20%) Summit
16 27 (0.18%) Remedy ITSM
17 26 (0.17%) Adobe Campaign
17 26 (0.17%) Oracle Assets
17 26 (0.17%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 253 (1.67%) Amazon AWS
2 199 (1.32%) Microsoft Azure
3 94 (0.62%) SaaS
4 71 (0.47%) Office 365
5 69 (0.46%) Google Analytics
6 63 (0.42%) GitHub
7 42 (0.28%) Cloud Computing
8 41 (0.27%) IaaS
9 40 (0.26%) PaaS
10 28 (0.19%) Adobe Analytics
11 25 (0.17%) Amazon EC2
12 17 (0.11%) Google Cloud Platform
13 16 (0.11%) Amazon S3
14 11 (0.073%) Boomi
15 10 (0.066%) Yammer
16 9 (0.060%) SuccessFactors
16 9 (0.060%) OpenShift
16 9 (0.060%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
17 8 (0.053%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 8 (0.053%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 342 (2.26%) DNS
2 339 (2.24%) Firewall
3 320 (2.12%) SAN
4 263 (1.74%) TCP/IP
5 236 (1.56%) Internet
6 234 (1.55%) DHCP
7 213 (1.41%) HTTP
8 164 (1.09%) LAN
9 144 (0.95%) WAN
10 113 (0.75%) NAS
11 108 (0.71%) LDAP
12 103 (0.68%) VPN
13 92 (0.61%) SSL
14 86 (0.57%) FTP
15 82 (0.54%) Intranet
16 78 (0.52%) Network Security
17 68 (0.45%) VLAN
18 66 (0.44%) SNMP
19 58 (0.38%) SMTP
20 50 (0.33%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4836 (32.00%) SQL Server
2 2205 (14.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1990 (13.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1934 (12.80%) Data Warehouse
5 1176 (7.78%) Oracle Database
6 1146 (7.58%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1095 (7.25%) SQL Server 2008
8 1028 (6.80%) Relational Database
9 773 (5.12%) SQL Server 2012
10 715 (4.73%) MySQL
11 555 (3.67%) Oracle Database 11g
12 500 (3.31%) BusinessObjects
13 438 (2.90%) RDBMS
14 398 (2.63%) Oracle Reports
15 365 (2.42%) SQL Server 2005
16 360 (2.38%) MongoDB
17 344 (2.28%) QlikView
18 329 (2.18%) DB2
19 315 (2.08%) Oracle Database 10g
20 305 (2.02%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 581 (3.84%) Visual Studio
2 538 (3.56%) Team Foundation Server
3 499 (3.30%) Git (software)
4 490 (3.24%) Subversion
5 424 (2.81%) JIRA
6 353 (2.34%) Selenium
7 340 (2.25%) Jenkins
8 300 (1.99%) Maven
9 255 (1.69%) Oracle Forms
10 218 (1.44%) JUnit
11 202 (1.34%) Eclipse
12 195 (1.29%) Ant
13 191 (1.26%) SoapUI
14 183 (1.21%) NUnit
15 155 (1.03%) Toad
16 152 (1.01%) TeamCity
17 139 (0.92%) Oracle APEX
18 138 (0.91%) ERwin
19 114 (0.75%) Cucumber
20 109 (0.72%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 3486 (23.07%) Finance
2 1750 (11.58%) Banking
3 761 (5.04%) Investment Banking
4 550 (3.64%) Front Office
5 515 (3.41%) Retail
6 396 (2.62%) Telecoms
7 350 (2.32%) Marketing
8 246 (1.63%) Back Office
9 162 (1.07%) Legal
9 162 (1.07%) Manufacturing
10 137 (0.91%) Financial Institution
11 128 (0.85%) Advertising
12 103 (0.68%) Law
13 87 (0.58%) Games
14 82 (0.54%) Billing
15 70 (0.46%) Publishing
16 57 (0.38%) General Ledger
17 53 (0.35%) Retail Banking
17 53 (0.35%) Electronics
18 52 (0.34%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 6730 (44.53%) Developer
2 3464 (22.92%) Analyst
3 1219 (8.07%) SQL Developer
4 840 (5.56%) .NET Developer
5 801 (5.30%) DBA
6 764 (5.06%) Business Analyst
7 747 (4.94%) Java Developer
8 742 (4.91%) Data Analyst
9 672 (4.45%) Consultant
10 632 (4.18%) C# Developer
11 629 (4.16%) Business Intelligence Developer
12 623 (4.12%) Senior Developer
13 613 (4.06%) Test Analyst
14 581 (3.84%) Architect
15 555 (3.67%) SQL DBA
16 523 (3.46%) Oracle Developer
17 462 (3.06%) Applications Support
18 453 (3.00%) Support Analyst
19 383 (2.53%) Administrator
20 293 (1.94%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3023 (20.00%) .NET
2 1844 (12.20%) HTML
3 1769 (11.71%) XML
4 1305 (8.64%) CSS
5 1273 (8.42%) ASP.NET
6 1234 (8.17%) Web Services
7 827 (5.47%) jQuery
8 613 (4.06%) .NET Framework
9 558 (3.69%) WCF
10 555 (3.67%) SOAP
11 542 (3.59%) J2EE
12 489 (3.24%) HTML5
13 487 (3.22%) Spring
14 386 (2.55%) ASP.NET MVC
15 358 (2.37%) REST
16 336 (2.22%) JSON
17 333 (2.20%) Ajax
18 332 (2.20%) RESTful
19 322 (2.13%) WPF
20 320 (2.12%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 1428 (9.45%) Analytical Skills
2 547 (3.62%) NHS
3 355 (2.35%) Computer Science
4 344 (2.28%) Management Information System
5 311 (2.06%) Derivative
6 309 (2.04%) Data Centre
7 290 (1.92%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 283 (1.87%) Clustering
9 276 (1.83%) Fixed Income
10 232 (1.54%) Replication
11 222 (1.47%) Equities
12 215 (1.42%) Visualisation
13 211 (1.40%) Data Structures
14 202 (1.34%) Credit Risk
15 180 (1.19%) Data Integration
16 178 (1.18%) Enterprise Software
17 154 (1.02%) Client/Server
18 150 (0.99%) Statistics
18 150 (0.99%) Mathematics
19 148 (0.98%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 2427 (16.06%) Windows
2 1888 (12.49%) UNIX
3 1753 (11.60%) Linux
4 678 (4.49%) Windows Server 2008
5 459 (3.04%) Windows Server 2012
6 431 (2.85%) Windows Server 2003
7 263 (1.74%) Solaris
8 232 (1.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 217 (1.44%) Windows 7
10 136 (0.90%) AIX
11 96 (0.64%) Windows XP
12 91 (0.60%) Android
13 71 (0.47%) Apple iOS
14 61 (0.40%) CentOS
15 59 (0.39%) Windows 8
16 45 (0.30%) Mac OS X
17 43 (0.28%) Ubuntu
18 34 (0.22%) Windows 2000 Server
19 31 (0.21%) HPUX
20 30 (0.20%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 3034 (20.08%) Agile Software Development
2 2292 (15.17%) Business Intelligence
3 1708 (11.30%) ETL
4 1299 (8.60%) Migration
5 1090 (7.21%) TDD
6 1076 (7.12%) Data Modelling
7 1073 (7.10%) MVC
8 982 (6.50%) Scrum
9 892 (5.90%) ITIL
10 797 (5.27%) SDLC
11 793 (5.25%) Data Analysis
12 775 (5.13%) OO
13 709 (4.69%) CRM
14 677 (4.48%) Performance Tuning
15 674 (4.46%) E-Commerce
16 654 (4.33%) Analytics
17 652 (4.31%) Continuous Integration
18 608 (4.02%) Unit Testing
19 589 (3.90%) Data Migration
20 582 (3.85%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 2671 (17.67%) C#
2 2516 (16.65%) Java
3 2229 (14.75%) T-SQL
4 2066 (13.67%) JavaScript
5 1717 (11.36%) PL/SQL
6 688 (4.55%) Python
7 670 (4.43%) C++
8 656 (4.34%) Shell Script
9 644 (4.26%) Perl
10 631 (4.18%) VBA
11 570 (3.77%) PowerShell
12 473 (3.13%) VB
13 379 (2.51%) PHP
14 361 (2.39%) VB.NET
15 290 (1.92%) Ruby
16 254 (1.68%) C
17 225 (1.49%) Bash Shell
18 214 (1.42%) VBScript
19 146 (0.97%) R
20 137 (0.91%) Scala
Qualifications
1 873 (5.78%) Security Cleared
2 862 (5.70%) Degree
3 550 (3.64%) SC Cleared
4 275 (1.82%) ISEB
5 261 (1.73%) Microsoft Certification
6 212 (1.40%) ISTQB
7 153 (1.01%) DV Cleared
8 125 (0.83%) MCSE
9 108 (0.71%) Cisco Certification
9 108 (0.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 82 (0.54%) CCNA
11 68 (0.45%) ITIL Certification
12 67 (0.44%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 53 (0.35%) MCITP
14 50 (0.33%) CISSP
14 50 (0.33%) CCNP
15 49 (0.32%) MCSA
16 44 (0.29%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
17 42 (0.28%) PMI Certification
18 39 (0.26%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 596 (3.94%) QA
2 236 (1.56%) SLA
3 169 (1.12%) Data Quality
4 56 (0.37%) Solvency II
5 33 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 30 (0.20%) PCI DSS
7 29 (0.19%) EMIR
7 29 (0.19%) ISO 9001
8 24 (0.16%) HL7
9 23 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 20 (0.13%) MiFID
10 20 (0.13%) Dodd-Frank
11 13 (0.086%) Basel III
12 12 (0.079%) FATCA
12 12 (0.079%) GAAP
12 12 (0.079%) TickIT
13 11 (0.073%) ISO 14001
14 10 (0.066%) Basel II
15 9 (0.060%) AIFMD
16 7 (0.046%) GxP
System Software
1 715 (4.73%) Active Directory
2 471 (3.12%) VMware Infrastructure
3 175 (1.16%) Hyper-V
4 165 (1.09%) vSphere
5 95 (0.63%) Oracle RAC
6 82 (0.54%) VMware ESX
7 78 (0.52%) XenApp
8 57 (0.38%) Docker
9 54 (0.36%) VMware ESXi
10 41 (0.27%) Xen
10 41 (0.27%) NFS
10 41 (0.27%) vCloud
11 37 (0.24%) HDFS
12 30 (0.20%) XenServer
13 29 (0.19%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 25 (0.17%) Microsoft App-V
15 24 (0.16%) XenDesktop
16 21 (0.14%) VMware Server
17 19 (0.13%) Terminal Services
17 19 (0.13%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 289 (1.91%) HP Quality Center
2 191 (1.26%) SCCM
3 185 (1.22%) Puppet
4 161 (1.07%) SCOM
5 118 (0.78%) Opscode Chef
6 91 (0.60%) Tivoli
7 73 (0.48%) Oracle RMAN
8 68 (0.45%) Control-M
9 57 (0.38%) Data Guard
9 57 (0.38%) Ansible
10 53 (0.35%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 48 (0.32%) Backup Exec
12 42 (0.28%) BladeLogic
12 42 (0.28%) Nagios
13 38 (0.25%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
14 31 (0.21%) NetBackup
15 30 (0.20%) ITRS Geneos
16 25 (0.17%) McAfee ePO
17 23 (0.15%) Salt
18 22 (0.15%) Graphite
Vendors
1 3813 (25.23%) Oracle
2 3044 (20.14%) Microsoft
3 887 (5.87%) VMware
4 544 (3.60%) HP
5 427 (2.83%) IBM
6 393 (2.60%) Citrix
7 366 (2.42%) Informatica
8 363 (2.40%) SAP
9 360 (2.38%) Sybase
10 306 (2.02%) Cisco
11 291 (1.93%) Tableau
12 260 (1.72%) Cognos
13 247 (1.63%) Red Hat
14 179 (1.18%) Teradata
15 157 (1.04%) NetApp
16 132 (0.87%) TIBCO
17 113 (0.75%) Google
18 111 (0.73%) Adobe
19 103 (0.68%) Salesforce.com
20 101 (0.67%) Symantec
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 - £375 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £competitive
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £500.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
Yorkshire
Reed Technology
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
Enfield, Middlesex
TEKsystems
Rate: £575 - £650 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
Somerset
Vivid Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £300 - 350 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
Data Inc UK Ltd
Rate: Competitive Market Rate
Posted: 8 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Green Thompson Consulting
Rate: From £30,000 to £38,500 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
South East
Graham Matthews
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
North Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified £Market Rates per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
South East
Vivid Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
Venturi
Rate: £300.00 - £400 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Greywood Associates Limited
Rate: £325 - £350 per day + Benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
North West
Vivid Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £450 - 500 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Aquent
Rate: From £300 to £400 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Venturi
Rate: £400.00 - £500 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350 - £415 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago