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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Structured Query Language (SQL)
Rank 4 4 3
Rank change year-on-year
0 -1
Contract jobs citing SQL 113 95 96
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 18.11% 19.67% 20.96%
As % of the Programming Languages category 53.55% 56.89% 50.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 52 41
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£350 £410 £295
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.63% +38.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £291 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £475 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 8 20
Average hourly rate £40.00 £37.11 £26.46
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.78% +40.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £29.20 £9.23
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £67.05 £37.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.13 £25.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -5.66%
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
211 167 192
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 33.81% 34.58% 41.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 137 86 103
Average daily rate £361 £350 £295
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.21% +18.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £165 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £561 £460 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.42% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 23 29
Average hourly rate £38.00 £33.73 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.67% +34.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £25.00 £9.23
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £45.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+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 31 July 2015.

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 31 July 2015.

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 31 July 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
Chelmsford +5 29 £350 -9.96% 2
Basildon -3 14 £400 -11.11% 3
Brentwood +2 7 £200 -11.11% 6
Colchester +1 4 £400 +6.66% 1
Harlow -3 3 £550 +10.00%
Southend-on-Sea -10 1 - - 1
Witham - 1 £325 -
Billericay - 1 £250 - 2
SQL
East of England

SQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 74 (32.89%) XML
2 72 (32.00%) SQL Server
3 70 (31.11%) Java
4 67 (29.78%) HTML
5 62 (27.56%) Agile Software Development
6 57 (25.33%) Finance
7 54 (24.00%) Windows
8 53 (23.56%) J2EE
9 51 (22.67%) JavaScript
9 51 (22.67%) Web Services
10 47 (20.89%) Microsoft
11 46 (20.44%) Linux
11 46 (20.44%) UNIX
12 45 (20.00%) CSS
13 38 (16.89%) Relational Database
14 36 (16.00%) TDD
15 35 (15.56%) SOAP
16 33 (14.67%) HTML5
17 30 (13.33%) TopLink
18 29 (12.89%) Solaris
18 29 (12.89%) Ant
18 29 (12.89%) PL/SQL
18 29 (12.89%) Ajax
18 29 (12.89%) WebSphere
19 28 (12.44%) EclipseLink
20 27 (12.00%) Oracle
21 25 (11.11%) .NET
21 25 (11.11%) Content Management
21 25 (11.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
22 24 (10.67%) SQL Server Integration Services

SQL
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 29 (12.89%) WebSphere
2 12 (5.33%) JBoss
3 10 (4.44%) WebLogic
3 10 (4.44%) IIS
4 8 (3.56%) CMS
5 7 (3.11%) SharePoint
6 6 (2.67%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 4 (1.78%) Oracle Workflow
7 4 (1.78%) GlassFish
7 4 (1.78%) WebSphere Application Server
8 3 (1.33%) Lync
9 2 (0.89%) MS Exchange
10 1 (0.44%) SAS
10 1 (0.44%) WebLogic Portal
10 1 (0.44%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2010
10 1 (0.44%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.44%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2013
10 1 (0.44%) LiveCycle
Applications
1 10 (4.44%) MS Excel
2 8 (3.56%) MS Office
3 3 (1.33%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.89%) MS Project
5 1 (0.44%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.44%) Fireworks
5 1 (0.44%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (2.67%) SunGard AvantGard
2 5 (2.22%) CODA-Financials
3 4 (1.78%) Oracle EBS R12
4 2 (0.89%) Oracle iProcurement
4 2 (0.89%) Oracle Internet Expenses
4 2 (0.89%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.44%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.44%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 8 (3.56%) Google Analytics
2 2 (0.89%) SaaS
2 2 (0.89%) Office 365
3 1 (0.44%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 11 (4.89%) TCP/IP
2 9 (4.00%) Firewall
3 8 (3.56%) LDAP
3 8 (3.56%) DNS
4 6 (2.67%) DHCP
5 5 (2.22%) NetScaler
6 4 (1.78%) HTTP
6 4 (1.78%) Wi-Fi
7 3 (1.33%) HTTPS
7 3 (1.33%) Intranet
7 3 (1.33%) Internet
8 2 (0.89%) SAN
8 2 (0.89%) Network Security
9 1 (0.44%) iSCSI
9 1 (0.44%) Cisco ASA
9 1 (0.44%) NAS
9 1 (0.44%) Unified Communications
9 1 (0.44%) Ethernet
9 1 (0.44%) VPN
9 1 (0.44%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 72 (32.00%) SQL Server
2 38 (16.89%) Relational Database
3 25 (11.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 24 (10.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 23 (10.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 16 (7.11%) Data Warehouse
7 11 (4.89%) SQL Server 2008
8 10 (4.44%) SQL Server 2005
9 9 (4.00%) Crystal Reports
9 9 (4.00%) MySQL
10 8 (3.56%) MS Access
10 8 (3.56%) MariaDB
11 7 (3.11%) DB2
12 6 (2.67%) DTS
12 6 (2.67%) SQL Server 2012
13 5 (2.22%) Oracle Database
14 4 (1.78%) ProClarity
15 3 (1.33%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 3 (1.33%) SQLite
16 2 (0.89%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 29 (12.89%) Ant
2 24 (10.67%) Eclipse
3 16 (7.11%) SoapUI
4 10 (4.44%) AccuRev
5 8 (3.56%) JUnit
6 5 (2.22%) Jenkins
6 5 (2.22%) CA Gen
6 5 (2.22%) Git (software)
7 4 (1.78%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
7 4 (1.78%) Maven
7 4 (1.78%) LoadRunner
7 4 (1.78%) PowerBuilder
7 4 (1.78%) Team Foundation Server
8 3 (1.33%) Visual Studio
8 3 (1.33%) JIRA
9 2 (0.89%) Selenium
9 2 (0.89%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 2 (0.89%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 1 (0.44%) Subversion
10 1 (0.44%) IntelliJ
General
1 57 (25.33%) Finance
2 18 (8.00%) Marketing
3 12 (5.33%) Manufacturing
4 6 (2.67%) Automotive
5 3 (1.33%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.33%) Banking
6 2 (0.89%) Retail
6 2 (0.89%) Law
6 2 (0.89%) Legal
6 2 (0.89%) Advertising
6 2 (0.89%) Back Office
7 1 (0.44%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.44%) Publishing
7 1 (0.44%) Local Government
7 1 (0.44%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 103 (45.78%) Developer
2 55 (24.44%) Analyst
3 51 (22.67%) Java Developer
4 24 (10.67%) Java/J2EE Developer
5 23 (10.22%) DBA
6 18 (8.00%) SQL DBA
7 16 (7.11%) Systems Analyst
7 16 (7.11%) Senior Developer
7 16 (7.11%) Support Analyst
8 15 (6.67%) Senior Java Developer
9 10 (4.44%) Financial Analyst
9 10 (4.44%) Business Analyst
10 9 (4.00%) Systems Support
10 9 (4.00%) Data Analyst
10 9 (4.00%) Systems Support Analyst
11 8 (3.56%) .NET Developer
11 8 (3.56%) J2EE Developer
11 8 (3.56%) Administrator
11 8 (3.56%) Applications Support
12 7 (3.11%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 74 (32.89%) XML
2 67 (29.78%) HTML
3 53 (23.56%) J2EE
4 51 (22.67%) Web Services
5 45 (20.00%) CSS
6 35 (15.56%) SOAP
7 33 (14.67%) HTML5
8 30 (13.33%) TopLink
9 29 (12.89%) Ajax
10 28 (12.44%) EclipseLink
11 25 (11.11%) .NET
12 24 (10.67%) XHTML
13 20 (8.89%) Hibernate
14 19 (8.44%) JSP
15 18 (8.00%) Struts
15 18 (8.00%) REST
16 17 (7.56%) JAX-WS
16 17 (7.56%) JAX-RS
17 13 (5.78%) JPA
17 13 (5.78%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 9 (4.00%) NHS
1 9 (4.00%) Clustering
2 8 (3.56%) Web 2.0
2 8 (3.56%) Enterprise Software
2 8 (3.56%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (2.67%) Hedge funds
3 6 (2.67%) Mainframe
3 6 (2.67%) Replication
4 5 (2.22%) N-Tier
4 5 (2.22%) HP Storage
5 4 (1.78%) Data Centre
5 4 (1.78%) Visualisation
6 3 (1.33%) LIMS
6 3 (1.33%) Data Structures
7 2 (0.89%) User Experience
7 2 (0.89%) Freedom of Information
7 2 (0.89%) Statistics
7 2 (0.89%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.44%) Life Science
8 1 (0.44%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 54 (24.00%) Windows
2 46 (20.44%) Linux
2 46 (20.44%) UNIX
3 29 (12.89%) Solaris
4 12 (5.33%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (2.67%) Mac OS X
5 6 (2.67%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (1.33%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (1.33%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.44%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.44%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.44%) Windows Vista
7 1 (0.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.44%) Windows NT
7 1 (0.44%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (27.56%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (16.00%) TDD
3 25 (11.11%) Content Management
4 23 (10.22%) OO
5 22 (9.78%) Business Intelligence
5 22 (9.78%) Analytics
6 21 (9.33%) User Stories
7 19 (8.44%) MVC
8 18 (8.00%) Use Case
9 17 (7.56%) Digital Marketing
10 16 (7.11%) Web Development
10 16 (7.11%) Scrum
11 14 (6.22%) B2C
12 12 (5.33%) Validation
12 12 (5.33%) RUP
13 10 (4.44%) ETL
13 10 (4.44%) Performance Tuning
14 8 (3.56%) SOA
14 8 (3.56%) CRM
14 8 (3.56%) SEO
Programming Languages
1 70 (31.11%) Java
2 51 (22.67%) JavaScript
3 29 (12.89%) PL/SQL
4 22 (9.78%) T-SQL
4 22 (9.78%) C#
5 20 (8.89%) VBA
6 8 (3.56%) COBOL
7 7 (3.11%) JCL
8 5 (2.22%) PowerShell
8 5 (2.22%) SELCOPY
8 5 (2.22%) Assembly Language
8 5 (2.22%) REXX
9 4 (1.78%) C++
10 3 (1.33%) C
10 3 (1.33%) Embedded C
10 3 (1.33%) Embedded C++
11 2 (0.89%) XQuery
11 2 (0.89%) VB
11 2 (0.89%) VB.NET
11 2 (0.89%) XPath
Qualifications
1 11 (4.89%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (4.44%) MCSE
3 7 (3.11%) Degree
4 5 (2.22%) Security Cleared
4 5 (2.22%) ISACA
4 5 (2.22%) CISSP
5 1 (0.44%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.44%) Sun Certification
5 1 (0.44%) MOS
5 1 (0.44%) MCSA
5 1 (0.44%) ISEB
5 1 (0.44%) MCP
5 1 (0.44%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.33%) SLA
2 2 (0.89%) QA
2 2 (0.89%) Data Quality
System Software
1 11 (4.89%) Active Directory
1 11 (4.89%) XenApp
2 6 (2.67%) Microsoft App-V
3 4 (1.78%) Hyper-V
4 3 (1.33%) Terminal Server
5 2 (0.89%) Time Sharing Option
6 1 (0.44%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.44%) Docker
6 1 (0.44%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.44%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (1.78%) SCCM
1 4 (1.78%) SCOM
2 1 (0.44%) Mesos
2 1 (0.44%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 47 (20.89%) Microsoft
2 27 (12.00%) Oracle
3 21 (9.33%) IBM
4 13 (5.78%) FatWire
5 12 (5.33%) Citrix
6 11 (4.89%) CODA
6 11 (4.89%) Cognos
7 8 (3.56%) VMware
7 8 (3.56%) Google
8 7 (3.11%) Omniture
8 7 (3.11%) Adobe
9 6 (2.67%) SunGard
10 5 (2.22%) HP
10 5 (2.22%) 3PAR
11 4 (1.78%) ServiceNow
11 4 (1.78%) MicroStrategy
12 3 (1.33%) Thunderhead
12 3 (1.33%) Cisco
12 3 (1.33%) Twitter
13 2 (0.89%) Red Gate
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