The table below looks at the statistics for SQL skills in IT contracts advertised for the Essex region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SQL over the 3 months to 19 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Structured Query Language (SQL)
Rank 2 5 4
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -1
Contract jobs citing SQL 119 88 90
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 24.34% 17.81% 19.82%
As % of the Programming Languages category 54.59% 51.76% 57.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 42 47
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£400 £365 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.58% +12.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £254 £176 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.30% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 14 14
Average hourly rate £33.73 £19.63 £29.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+71.84% -33.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.40 £9.23 £23.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.70 £26.84 £36.35
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £23.13 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+12.43% -15.90%
SQL
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the Essex region.

Programming Languages Category
Essex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
218 170 156
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 44.58% 34.41% 34.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 125 79 79
Average daily rate £400 £375 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £253 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £515 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 26 27
Average hourly rate £33.73 £22.50 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+49.88% -28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £9.09 £26.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.20 £34.00 £37.50
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 Essex

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

SQL Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

SQL
Daily Rate Trend in Essex

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

SQL Daily Rate Trend in Essex

SQL
Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SQL across the Essex region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

SQL Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

SQL
Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

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

SQL Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

SQL
Hourly Rate Histogram in Essex

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SQL across the Essex region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

SQL Hourly Rate Histogram in Essex

SQL
Contract Job Locations in Essex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL within the Essex region over the 3 months to 19 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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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
Southend-on-Sea +3 20 £425 - 6
Saffron Walden - 10 - -
Basildon +3 9 £550 +13.98% 6
Colchester -2 6 £400 +166.66% 3
Chelmsford +5 4 £325 +113.11% 1
Brentwood -5 3 £220 -44.12% 3
Harlow - - - -
Hockley - - - -
Chigwell - - - -
Billericay - - - - 2
Witham - - - - 1
SQL
East of England

SQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Essex 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 97 (41.81%) Oracle
2 91 (39.22%) Java
3 82 (35.34%) HTML
4 69 (29.74%) XML
4 69 (29.74%) UNIX
5 64 (27.59%) PL/SQL
6 62 (26.72%) SQL Server
6 62 (26.72%) Linux
7 60 (25.86%) CSS
8 59 (25.43%) JavaScript
9 55 (23.71%) Relational Database
10 50 (21.55%) MVC
11 49 (21.12%) JBoss
12 47 (20.26%) MySQL
13 45 (19.40%) .NET
13 45 (19.40%) Agile Software Development
14 42 (18.10%) Web Development
15 41 (17.67%) C#
16 40 (17.24%) Finance
16 40 (17.24%) Spring
17 39 (16.81%) TDD
18 37 (15.95%) Microsoft
19 35 (15.09%) LDAP
20 33 (14.22%) JAAS
21 31 (13.36%) Hibernate
21 31 (13.36%) Enterprise Software
22 30 (12.93%) Windows
23 29 (12.50%) Spring MVC
24 28 (12.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
24 28 (12.07%) MariaDB

SQL
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Essex 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 22 (9.48%) WebLogic
2 16 (6.90%) WebSphere
3 13 (5.60%) IIS
4 11 (4.74%) Apache
5 10 (4.31%) Tomcat
6 8 (3.45%) SharePoint
7 5 (2.16%) MS Exchange
7 5 (2.16%) Umbraco
8 4 (1.72%) GlassFish
8 4 (1.72%) IBM HTTP Server
8 4 (1.72%) CMS
9 3 (1.29%) BizTalk Server
9 3 (1.29%) Apache Solr
9 3 (1.29%) SharePoint 2010
10 2 (0.86%) SharePoint Server
10 2 (0.86%) Exchange Server 2010
10 2 (0.86%) LiveCycle
10 2 (0.86%) Adobe CQ
10 2 (0.86%) Exchange Server 2013
10 2 (0.86%) Documentum
Applications
1 22 (9.48%) MS Excel
2 8 (3.45%) MS Office
3 5 (2.16%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (1.29%) PowerPivot
5 2 (0.86%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.86%) Fireworks
6 1 (0.43%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 3 (1.29%) Oracle Payables
2 2 (0.86%) assyst
2 2 (0.86%) Magento
2 2 (0.86%) Oracle CRM
3 1 (0.43%) Summit
3 1 (0.43%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.43%) Cerner Millennium
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.29%) IBM SmartCloud
1 3 (1.29%) Office 365
2 1 (0.43%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.43%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.43%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 35 (15.09%) LDAP
2 13 (5.60%) Internet
3 12 (5.17%) HTTP
4 6 (2.59%) Firewall
5 2 (0.86%) PuTTY
5 2 (0.86%) LAN
5 2 (0.86%) WAN
6 1 (0.43%) Wireless
6 1 (0.43%) MPLS
6 1 (0.43%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 62 (26.72%) SQL Server
2 55 (23.71%) Relational Database
3 47 (20.26%) MySQL
4 28 (12.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 28 (12.07%) MariaDB
5 25 (10.78%) SQL Server 2008
6 22 (9.48%) Data Warehouse
6 22 (9.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 17 (7.33%) Oracle Database
8 15 (6.47%) SQL Server 2012
9 8 (3.45%) MongoDB
10 7 (3.02%) Data Mart
10 7 (3.02%) Oracle Reports
10 7 (3.02%) Neo4j
11 6 (2.59%) SQL Server 2005
12 5 (2.16%) DTS
12 5 (2.16%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 4 (1.72%) MS Access
13 4 (1.72%) Oracle9i Database
14 3 (1.29%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 12 (5.17%) Eclipse
2 7 (3.02%) Subversion
2 7 (3.02%) Ant
2 7 (3.02%) MSTest
2 7 (3.02%) Rhino Mocks
2 7 (3.02%) Selenium
3 5 (2.16%) NUnit
3 5 (2.16%) QUnit
3 5 (2.16%) SpecFlow
3 5 (2.16%) Git (software)
4 4 (1.72%) Jasmine
4 4 (1.72%) VisualVM
4 4 (1.72%) Visual Studio
4 4 (1.72%) RequisitePro
4 4 (1.72%) Maven
5 3 (1.29%) PowerDesigner
6 2 (0.86%) JIRA
6 2 (0.86%) Mockito
6 2 (0.86%) Hamcrest
6 2 (0.86%) WebDriver
General
1 40 (17.24%) Finance
2 9 (3.88%) Automotive
2 9 (3.88%) Manufacturing
3 8 (3.45%) Legal
4 6 (2.59%) Publishing
5 5 (2.16%) Marketing
6 1 (0.43%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.43%) Advertising
6 1 (0.43%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.43%) Local Government
6 1 (0.43%) Banking
6 1 (0.43%) Retail
6 1 (0.43%) Billing
Job Titles
1 114 (49.14%) Developer
2 49 (21.12%) Java Developer
3 43 (18.53%) Analyst
4 14 (6.03%) Senior Developer
5 12 (5.17%) Systems Analyst
5 12 (5.17%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 10 (4.31%) Business Analyst
6 10 (4.31%) DBA
6 10 (4.31%) .NET Developer
7 9 (3.88%) Data Analyst
7 9 (3.88%) SQL Developer
7 9 (3.88%) Web Developer
8 8 (3.45%) Software Engineer
8 8 (3.45%) Architect
8 8 (3.45%) SQL DBA
9 7 (3.02%) Senior Java Developer
10 6 (2.59%) Software Project Leader
10 6 (2.59%) ETL Developer
10 6 (2.59%) Project Leader
11 5 (2.16%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 82 (35.34%) HTML
2 69 (29.74%) XML
3 60 (25.86%) CSS
4 45 (19.40%) .NET
5 40 (17.24%) Spring
6 33 (14.22%) JAAS
7 31 (13.36%) Hibernate
8 29 (12.50%) Spring MVC
9 26 (11.21%) JPA
10 23 (9.91%) jQuery
10 23 (9.91%) Web Services
11 21 (9.05%) .NET Framework
12 18 (7.76%) ASP.NET
13 15 (6.47%) Ajax
14 14 (6.03%) HTML5
14 14 (6.03%) REST
14 14 (6.03%) J2EE
15 13 (5.60%) Struts
15 13 (5.60%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
15 13 (5.60%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 31 (13.36%) Enterprise Software
2 10 (4.31%) Biology
3 9 (3.88%) Computer Science
4 8 (3.45%) Mathematics
5 7 (3.02%) Data Integration
6 6 (2.59%) Life Science
6 6 (2.59%) Visualisation
6 6 (2.59%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (2.59%) NHS
7 5 (2.16%) Web 2.0
8 4 (1.72%) Replication
9 3 (1.29%) Clustering
9 3 (1.29%) Data Protection Act
10 2 (0.86%) Open Source
10 2 (0.86%) SWIFT
10 2 (0.86%) User Experience
11 1 (0.43%) Management Information System
11 1 (0.43%) AS400
11 1 (0.43%) Handset
11 1 (0.43%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 69 (29.74%) UNIX
2 62 (26.72%) Linux
3 30 (12.93%) Windows
4 28 (12.07%) Mac OS X
5 9 (3.88%) Solaris
6 5 (2.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (1.72%) Windows Vista
8 3 (1.29%) Apple iOS
9 2 (0.86%) Mac OS
9 2 (0.86%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (0.86%) Android
9 2 (0.86%) AIX
10 1 (0.43%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.43%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.43%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (21.55%) MVC
2 45 (19.40%) Agile Software Development
3 42 (18.10%) Web Development
4 39 (16.81%) TDD
5 26 (11.21%) Business Intelligence
6 21 (9.05%) Migration
7 19 (8.19%) Data Migration
8 17 (7.33%) Unit Testing
9 16 (6.90%) ETL
10 14 (6.03%) Mentoring
10 14 (6.03%) Software Engineering
11 13 (5.60%) OO
11 13 (5.60%) Configuration Management
11 13 (5.60%) Responsive Web Design
12 11 (4.74%) Scrum
12 11 (4.74%) Validation
12 11 (4.74%) Release Management
13 10 (4.31%) Performance Tuning
13 10 (4.31%) UML
13 10 (4.31%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 91 (39.22%) Java
2 64 (27.59%) PL/SQL
3 59 (25.43%) JavaScript
4 41 (17.67%) C#
5 26 (11.21%) T-SQL
6 15 (6.47%) Shell Script
7 10 (4.31%) C++
8 9 (3.88%) PHP
8 9 (3.88%) VBA
9 7 (3.02%) VB
10 6 (2.59%) ABAP
10 6 (2.59%) Perl
11 5 (2.16%) VB.NET
11 5 (2.16%) PowerShell
12 4 (1.72%) Python
13 2 (0.86%) Bash Shell
13 2 (0.86%) XAML
14 1 (0.43%) VBScript
14 1 (0.43%) FQL
14 1 (0.43%) R
Qualifications
1 15 (6.47%) Security Cleared
2 10 (4.31%) SC Cleared
3 8 (3.45%) Degree
4 5 (2.16%) Sun Certification
4 5 (2.16%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.43%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.43%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.43%) Oracle Certification
5 1 (0.43%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (0.43%) Postgraduate
5 1 (0.43%) MCSE
5 1 (0.43%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (5.17%) QA
2 6 (2.59%) Data Quality
2 6 (2.59%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 7 (3.02%) Active Directory
2 5 (2.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (1.72%) XenApp
4 3 (1.29%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.86%) vSphere
5 2 (0.86%) XenDesktop
5 2 (0.86%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 4 (1.72%) Opsview
2 3 (1.29%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (0.86%) Data Guard
3 2 (0.86%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 1 (0.43%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.43%) SCCM
4 1 (0.43%) SCOM
Vendors
1 97 (41.81%) Oracle
2 49 (21.12%) JBoss
3 37 (15.95%) Microsoft
4 11 (4.74%) VMware
5 10 (4.31%) SAP
5 10 (4.31%) IBM
6 9 (3.88%) AccuRev
7 8 (3.45%) HP
8 7 (3.02%) Citrix
9 6 (2.59%) FatWire
10 5 (2.16%) Sun
11 4 (1.72%) Splunk
11 4 (1.72%) Business Objects
11 4 (1.72%) Adobe
11 4 (1.72%) webMethods
12 3 (1.29%) Cisco
12 3 (1.29%) Cognos
12 3 (1.29%) Twitter
13 2 (0.86%) EMC
13 2 (0.86%) Actuate
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