The first table below looks at the demand 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 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Programming Languages category for the England region.

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 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Structured Query Report Writer (SQR)
Rank 572 535 557
Rank change year-on-year
-37 +22
Contract jobs citing SQR 2 9 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.004% 0.019% 0.004%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.011% 0.050% 0.010%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 2
Average daily rate
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£563 £450 £538
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -16.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £553 £400 £528
10% offered a daily rate of more than £573 £500 £548
UK excluding London average daily rate - - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Programming Languages Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
18401 18101 19415
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 37.28% 38.85% 36.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 11972 11413 11834
Average daily rate £390 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £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 382 513 752
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £16.86 £18.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
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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 30 July 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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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
East Midlands - - - -
North West - - - -
SQR
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SQR
Top 14 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, 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 4 (100.00%) PeopleSoft
2 3 (75.00%) SQL
3 2 (50.00%) Workflow
3 2 (50.00%) Oracle Workflow
3 2 (50.00%) Oracle
3 2 (50.00%) PeopleCode
3 2 (50.00%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (50.00%) PeopleSoft HRMS
3 2 (50.00%) Relational Database
4 1 (25.00%) COBOL
4 1 (25.00%) PeopleTools
4 1 (25.00%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (25.00%) Oracle HRMS
4 1 (25.00%) Systems Analysis

SQR
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, 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 2 (50.00%) Oracle Workflow
Business Applications
1 2 (50.00%) PeopleSoft HRMS
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle HRMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) Oracle Reports
1 2 (50.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (25.00%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) PeopleTools
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Consultant
1 3 (75.00%) PeopleSoft Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Functional Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) PeopleSoft Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle HR Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) Peoplesoft Functional Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle HRMS Consultant
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Workflow
2 1 (25.00%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) SQL
2 2 (50.00%) PeopleCode
3 1 (25.00%) COBOL
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) PeopleSoft
2 2 (50.00%) Oracle