The first table below looks at the demand 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 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 Essex 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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Structured Query Language (SQL)
Rank 3 4 4
Rank change year-on-year
+1 0
Contract jobs citing SQL 100 93 96
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 20.70% 20.04% 19.67%
As % of the Programming Languages category 58.14% 48.95% 56.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 38 45
Average daily rate
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£400 £285 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+40.35% +1.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £194 £206
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £400 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 20 13
Average hourly rate £37.11 £26.46 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.28% -17.32%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.20 £9.23 £27.61
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £67.05 £37.05 £39.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £26.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-5.66% +6.00%
Programming Languages Category
Essex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
172 190 171
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 35.61% 40.95% 35.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 100 82
Average daily rate £350 £295 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.64% +2.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £200 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £450 £360
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 29 31
Average hourly rate £33.73 £25.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+34.90% -21.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £9.23 £27.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £37.35 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
SQL
East of England

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 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 31 July 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 31 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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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
Colchester +3 10 £375 - 1
Basildon +2 10 £450 +80.00% 2
Brentwood -2 6 £225 -16.66% 1
Harlow +3 3 £500 - 1
Southend-on-Sea -4 2 £460 +22.66% 2
Chelmsford -5 2 £389 +80.81% 2
Saffron Walden - 1 - - 1
Hockley - - - -
Chigwell - - - -
Billericay - - - -
Stanford-le-Hope - - - -
Waltham Abbey - - - -
Witham - - - -
SQL
East of England

SQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 95 (40.43%) Oracle
2 67 (28.51%) SQL Server
3 60 (25.53%) Java
4 58 (24.68%) Finance
4 58 (24.68%) XML
5 47 (20.00%) HTML
6 46 (19.57%) .NET
7 45 (19.15%) UNIX
8 42 (17.87%) Windows
8 42 (17.87%) Linux
9 41 (17.45%) PL/SQL
10 40 (17.02%) C#
11 39 (16.60%) JavaScript
11 39 (16.60%) Microsoft
12 36 (15.32%) Oracle Database
13 35 (14.89%) TDD
14 32 (13.62%) CSS
15 30 (12.77%) ETL
15 30 (12.77%) Relational Database
15 30 (12.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 29 (12.34%) Data Warehouse
17 28 (11.91%) T-SQL
17 28 (11.91%) Agile Software Development
18 25 (10.64%) SQL Server 2008
19 24 (10.21%) MVC
19 24 (10.21%) MS Excel
19 24 (10.21%) Business Intelligence
20 23 (9.79%) Migration
21 22 (9.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
21 22 (9.36%) JBoss

SQL
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 16 (6.81%) WebLogic
2 15 (6.38%) IIS
3 13 (5.53%) WebSphere
4 9 (3.83%) Apache
5 7 (2.98%) Tomcat
5 7 (2.98%) Umbraco
5 7 (2.98%) CMS
6 5 (2.13%) Oracle Application Server
6 5 (2.13%) SharePoint
6 5 (2.13%) MS Exchange
7 4 (1.70%) GlassFish
7 4 (1.70%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2010
8 2 (0.85%) SharePoint Server
8 2 (0.85%) IBM HTTP Server
8 2 (0.85%) Documentum
9 1 (0.43%) ColdFusion
9 1 (0.43%) CICS
9 1 (0.43%) LiveCycle
Applications
1 24 (10.21%) MS Excel
2 9 (3.83%) MS Office
3 5 (2.13%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (1.28%) PowerPivot
5 2 (0.85%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.43%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.43%) MS Project
6 1 (0.43%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 4 (1.70%) Oracle CRM
1 4 (1.70%) Magento
2 3 (1.28%) Oracle Payables
3 2 (0.85%) assyst
4 1 (0.43%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.43%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.43%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.43%) BASE24
4 1 (0.43%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.28%) IBM SmartCloud
2 2 (0.85%) Office 365
3 1 (0.43%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.43%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.43%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (5.53%) LDAP
2 8 (3.40%) Internet
3 6 (2.55%) Firewall
4 5 (2.13%) HTTP
5 1 (0.43%) SAN
5 1 (0.43%) Intranet
5 1 (0.43%) LAN
5 1 (0.43%) WAN
5 1 (0.43%) NAS
5 1 (0.43%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 67 (28.51%) SQL Server
2 36 (15.32%) Oracle Database
3 30 (12.77%) Relational Database
3 30 (12.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 29 (12.34%) Data Warehouse
5 25 (10.64%) SQL Server 2008
6 22 (9.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 16 (6.81%) MySQL
8 14 (5.96%) SQL Server 2012
9 10 (4.26%) MariaDB
9 10 (4.26%) Oracle Reports
10 9 (3.83%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 7 (2.98%) Oracle Database 11g
11 7 (2.98%) Data Mart
12 6 (2.55%) Oracle9i Database
12 6 (2.55%) MS Access
12 6 (2.55%) Oracle Database 10g
13 5 (2.13%) DTS
13 5 (2.13%) SQL Server 2005
14 2 (0.85%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 8 (3.40%) QuickTest Pro
2 6 (2.55%) Ant
3 5 (2.13%) RequisitePro
3 5 (2.13%) PowerDesigner
3 5 (2.13%) Eclipse
3 5 (2.13%) MSTest
3 5 (2.13%) Rhino Mocks
4 4 (1.70%) Visual Studio
4 4 (1.70%) Oracle Forms
4 4 (1.70%) VisualVM
4 4 (1.70%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 3 (1.28%) Git (software)
5 3 (1.28%) Jenkins
5 3 (1.28%) QUnit
5 3 (1.28%) Subversion
6 2 (0.85%) TestDirector
6 2 (0.85%) Jasmine
6 2 (0.85%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
7 1 (0.43%) JUnit
7 1 (0.43%) ERwin
General
1 58 (24.68%) Finance
2 14 (5.96%) Manufacturing
3 9 (3.83%) Automotive
4 8 (3.40%) Marketing
5 7 (2.98%) Legal
6 4 (1.70%) Banking
7 3 (1.28%) Publishing
8 2 (0.85%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.85%) Telecoms
8 2 (0.85%) Local Government
9 1 (0.43%) German Language
9 1 (0.43%) Retail
Job Titles
1 84 (35.74%) Developer
2 59 (25.11%) Analyst
3 22 (9.36%) DBA
3 22 (9.36%) Java Developer
4 19 (8.09%) Data Analyst
5 17 (7.23%) SQL DBA
6 13 (5.53%) Systems Analyst
7 12 (5.11%) SQL Developer
8 10 (4.26%) SQL Server DBA
8 10 (4.26%) Software Engineer
8 10 (4.26%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 9 (3.83%) Business Analyst
9 9 (3.83%) Architect
10 8 (3.40%) Applications Support
10 8 (3.40%) .NET Developer
11 7 (2.98%) Web Developer
12 6 (2.55%) Administrator
12 6 (2.55%) Oracle DBA
13 5 (2.13%) C# Developer
13 5 (2.13%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (24.68%) XML
2 47 (20.00%) HTML
3 46 (19.57%) .NET
4 32 (13.62%) CSS
5 20 (8.51%) Web Services
6 17 (7.23%) jQuery
7 15 (6.38%) Hibernate
8 14 (5.96%) .NET Framework
8 14 (5.96%) JPA
9 13 (5.53%) Spring
9 13 (5.53%) XSD
9 13 (5.53%) ASP.NET
9 13 (5.53%) J2EE
10 12 (5.11%) HTML5
11 11 (4.68%) JAAS
11 11 (4.68%) WCF
12 10 (4.26%) Spring MVC
12 10 (4.26%) Middleware
13 9 (3.83%) Ajax
13 9 (3.83%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 15 (6.38%) Enterprise Software
2 9 (3.83%) Replication
3 7 (2.98%) Clustering
3 7 (2.98%) NHS
4 5 (2.13%) Web 2.0
5 4 (1.70%) Visualisation
6 3 (1.28%) Data Protection Act
6 3 (1.28%) AS400
7 2 (0.85%) Mobile App
7 2 (0.85%) Social Media
7 2 (0.85%) iPhone
7 2 (0.85%) N-Tier
7 2 (0.85%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.43%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.43%) GIS
8 1 (0.43%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.43%) Tandem
8 1 (0.43%) LLPG
8 1 (0.43%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.43%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 45 (19.15%) UNIX
2 42 (17.87%) Windows
2 42 (17.87%) Linux
3 17 (7.23%) Solaris
4 12 (5.11%) Mac OS X
5 10 (4.26%) AIX
6 6 (2.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (2.13%) Apple iOS
8 4 (1.70%) Windows Vista
9 3 (1.28%) Android
10 2 (0.85%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.43%) Windows Phone
11 1 (0.43%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (14.89%) TDD
2 30 (12.77%) ETL
3 28 (11.91%) Agile Software Development
4 24 (10.21%) Business Intelligence
4 24 (10.21%) MVC
5 23 (9.79%) Migration
6 22 (9.36%) Web Development
7 21 (8.94%) Data Modelling
8 19 (8.09%) EAI
9 18 (7.66%) UML
10 17 (7.23%) Data Migration
11 14 (5.96%) OO
11 14 (5.96%) Unit Testing
11 14 (5.96%) Data Analysis
12 13 (5.53%) Test Automation
13 12 (5.11%) Performance Tuning
14 11 (4.68%) Scrum
14 11 (4.68%) Project Management
15 10 (4.26%) Validation
15 10 (4.26%) RUP
Programming Languages
1 60 (25.53%) Java
2 41 (17.45%) PL/SQL
3 40 (17.02%) C#
4 39 (16.60%) JavaScript
5 28 (11.91%) T-SQL
6 17 (7.23%) C++
7 14 (5.96%) Shell Script
8 11 (4.68%) PHP
9 8 (3.40%) VBScript
9 8 (3.40%) VBA
10 6 (2.55%) VB
10 6 (2.55%) ABAP
11 5 (2.13%) VB.NET
11 5 (2.13%) PowerShell
12 2 (0.85%) XAML
12 2 (0.85%) Bash Shell
13 1 (0.43%) VB6
13 1 (0.43%) FQL
13 1 (0.43%) Python
13 1 (0.43%) JCL
Qualifications
1 12 (5.11%) Security Cleared
2 9 (3.83%) SC Cleared
2 9 (3.83%) Sun Certification
3 6 (2.55%) ISTQB
4 3 (1.28%) Degree
5 1 (0.43%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.43%) MCSE
5 1 (0.43%) MCSA
5 1 (0.43%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.43%) Oracle Certification
5 1 (0.43%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (0.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (6.38%) QA
2 6 (2.55%) Data Quality
2 6 (2.55%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.43%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (2.55%) Active Directory
2 5 (2.13%) VMware ESX
2 5 (2.13%) Oracle RMAN
2 5 (2.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (1.70%) XenApp
4 2 (0.85%) XenDesktop
4 2 (0.85%) vSphere
4 2 (0.85%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 7 (2.98%) Tivoli
1 7 (2.98%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 5 (2.13%) Data Guard
2 5 (2.13%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 4 (1.70%) HP Quality Center
3 4 (1.70%) Opsview
4 1 (0.43%) SCCM
4 1 (0.43%) SCOM
Vendors
1 95 (40.43%) Oracle
2 39 (16.60%) Microsoft
3 22 (9.36%) JBoss
4 17 (7.23%) IBM
5 13 (5.53%) SAP
6 12 (5.11%) VMware
7 10 (4.26%) AccuRev
7 10 (4.26%) Sun
7 10 (4.26%) HP
8 9 (3.83%) NetApp
9 7 (2.98%) Citrix
9 7 (2.98%) FatWire
10 5 (2.13%) Twitter
11 4 (1.70%) Splunk
11 4 (1.70%) JD Edwards
11 4 (1.70%) webMethods
11 4 (1.70%) Business Objects
12 3 (1.28%) Adobe
12 3 (1.28%) Red Hat
12 3 (1.28%) Facebook
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Hydrogen Group
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Posted: 3 hours ago
Essex
Montash
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Posted: 2 days ago
Colchester, Essex
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Posted: 5 days ago
Southend-On-Sea, Essex
CPS Group UK
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Essex
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Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Essex
Harrington Starr
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Loughton
Recruitment Genius
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 24 days ago
Essex
Real Staffing
Rate: £340 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 27 days ago