The table below looks at the statistics for SQR 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 SQR over the 3 months to 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Structured Query Report Writer (SQR)
Rank 567 558 513
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -45
Contract jobs citing SQR 5 5 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.010% 0.011% 0.005%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.027% 0.028% 0.013%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 2
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£430 £363 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.62% -19.44%
UK excluding London average daily rate £438 £363 -
% change year-on-year
+20.68% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
SQR
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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
18277 17568 15502
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 37.59% 37.15% 37.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 12002 11411 9789
Average daily rate £400 £375 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -1.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £253 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 389 426 573
Average hourly rate £35.50 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.42% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £17.00 £16.72
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £42.65
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -

SQR
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SQR across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

SQR Jobs Demand Trend in England

SQR
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SQR across the England region.

SQR Daily Rate Trend in England

SQR
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SQR across the England region.

SQR Hourly Rate Trend in England

SQR
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 SQR within the England region over the 3 months to 27 March 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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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 +4 5 £430 -
SQR
UK

SQR
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing SQR 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 SQR.

1 6 (85.71%) SQL
1 6 (85.71%) PeopleSoft
2 5 (71.43%) XML
2 5 (71.43%) PeopleTools
2 5 (71.43%) PL/SQL
3 4 (57.14%) InfoPath
3 4 (57.14%) UNIX
3 4 (57.14%) Windows
3 4 (57.14%) SharePoint
3 4 (57.14%) .NET
3 4 (57.14%) Oracle
3 4 (57.14%) IIS
3 4 (57.14%) VBScript
3 4 (57.14%) C#
3 4 (57.14%) HTML
3 4 (57.14%) JavaScript
4 3 (42.86%) ITIL
4 3 (42.86%) Six Sigma
4 3 (42.86%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 3 (42.86%) Test Scripting
5 2 (28.57%) .NET Framework
5 2 (28.57%) Finance
5 2 (28.57%) VB
5 2 (28.57%) PeopleSoft HRMS
6 1 (14.29%) FTP
6 1 (14.29%) PeopleCode
6 1 (14.29%) ERP
6 1 (14.29%) Legal
6 1 (14.29%) Migration
6 1 (14.29%) Banking

SQR
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing SQR 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 SQR. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (57.14%) IIS
1 4 (57.14%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (57.14%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 2 (28.57%) PeopleSoft HRMS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle BI Publisher
Development Applications
1 5 (71.43%) PeopleTools
General
1 2 (28.57%) Finance
2 1 (14.29%) Legal
2 1 (14.29%) Banking
2 1 (14.29%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 5 (71.43%) Analyst
2 3 (42.86%) Technical Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Analyst Developer
3 1 (14.29%) PeopleSoft Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) Data Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) Banking Business Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Integration Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Technical Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) Migration Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) Business Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (71.43%) XML
2 4 (57.14%) HTML
2 4 (57.14%) .NET
3 2 (28.57%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Reference Data
1 1 (14.29%) Data Extraction
1 1 (14.29%) FMCG
1 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (14.29%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 4 (57.14%) UNIX
1 4 (57.14%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Six Sigma
1 3 (42.86%) Test Scripting
1 3 (42.86%) ITIL
2 1 (14.29%) ERP
2 1 (14.29%) Data Migration
2 1 (14.29%) Data Cleansing
2 1 (14.29%) Data Mapping
2 1 (14.29%) Data Governance
2 1 (14.29%) Master Data Management
2 1 (14.29%) Business Process Mapping
2 1 (14.29%) Migration
2 1 (14.29%) Data Management
2 1 (14.29%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 6 (85.71%) SQL
2 5 (71.43%) PL/SQL
3 4 (57.14%) C#
3 4 (57.14%) JavaScript
3 4 (57.14%) VBScript
4 2 (28.57%) VB
5 1 (14.29%) PeopleCode
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (42.86%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (85.71%) PeopleSoft
2 4 (57.14%) Oracle