The table below looks at the statistics for SQL skills in IT contracts advertised for the Halifax region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SQL over the 3 months to 6 May 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
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Structured Query Language (SQL)
Rank 11 18 15
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -3
Contract jobs citing SQL 17 7 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 10.18% 4.09% 6.42%
As % of the Programming Languages category 65.38% 31.82% 63.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 6 6
Average daily rate
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£290 £318 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.66% +1.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £213 £281
10% offered a daily rate of more than £426 £328 £346
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £32.50 £26.98
% change year-on-year
-23.07% +20.48%
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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 Halifax region.

Programming Languages Category
Halifax
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
26 22 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 15.57% 12.87% 10.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 15 9
Average daily rate £290 £325 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.76% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £279 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £440 £331
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £40.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £36.40 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-1.09% +4.00%

SQL
Jobs Demand Trend in Halifax

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

SQL Jobs Demand Trend in Halifax

SQL
Daily Rate Trend in Halifax

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

SQL Daily Rate Trend in Halifax

SQL
Daily Rate Histogram in Halifax

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SQL across the Halifax region over the 3 months to 6 May 2015.

SQL Daily Rate Histogram in Halifax

SQL
Hourly Rate Trend in Halifax

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

SQL Hourly Rate Trend in Halifax

SQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Halifax

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Halifax 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 15 (53.57%) Finance
2 14 (50.00%) SQL Server
3 9 (32.14%) Business Intelligence
4 8 (28.57%) VBA
5 7 (25.00%) Relational Database
6 6 (21.43%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 6 (21.43%) Load Balancing
6 6 (21.43%) Cisco
6 6 (21.43%) VMware
6 6 (21.43%) SQL Server 2005
7 5 (17.86%) Data Management
7 5 (17.86%) Microsoft
7 5 (17.86%) T-SQL
7 5 (17.86%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (14.29%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
8 4 (14.29%) Data Analysis
8 4 (14.29%) RDBMS
8 4 (14.29%) Banking
8 4 (14.29%) Retail
8 4 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 3 (10.71%) Retail Banking
9 3 (10.71%) MS Excel
9 3 (10.71%) MS Office
9 3 (10.71%) SQL Server 2008
10 2 (7.14%) High Availability
10 2 (7.14%) Performance Monitoring
10 2 (7.14%) SolarWinds
10 2 (7.14%) HP Quality Center
10 2 (7.14%) Test Scripting
10 2 (7.14%) Use Case

SQL
Top Related IT Skills in Halifax by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Halifax 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 2 (7.14%) SAS
2 1 (3.57%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (10.71%) MS Office
1 3 (10.71%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.57%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (3.57%) MS Project
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 7 (25.00%) Relational Database
3 6 (21.43%) SQL Server 2005
4 4 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (14.29%) RDBMS
4 4 (14.29%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
5 3 (10.71%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (3.57%) MySQL
6 1 (3.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (3.57%) Essbase
6 1 (3.57%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 6 (21.43%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 15 (53.57%) Finance
2 4 (14.29%) Banking
2 4 (14.29%) Retail
3 3 (10.71%) Retail Banking
4 1 (3.57%) Legal
Job Titles
1 11 (39.29%) Developer
2 9 (32.14%) Analyst
3 6 (21.43%) Solutions Architect
3 6 (21.43%) Architect
4 3 (10.71%) Business Analyst
4 3 (10.71%) SQL Developer
4 3 (10.71%) Infrastructure Architect
4 3 (10.71%) Data Analyst
4 3 (10.71%) Excel Developer
4 3 (10.71%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
5 2 (7.14%) Lead Business Analyst
5 2 (7.14%) Test Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) Consultant
6 1 (3.57%) .NET Developer
6 1 (3.57%) C# Developer
6 1 (3.57%) Business Consultant
6 1 (3.57%) ASP.NET Developer
6 1 (3.57%) PHP Developer
6 1 (3.57%) SAS Developer
6 1 (3.57%) SAS Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.14%) CSS
1 2 (7.14%) HTML
1 2 (7.14%) .NET
2 1 (3.57%) ASP.NET
2 1 (3.57%) XHTML
2 1 (3.57%) jQuery
2 1 (3.57%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.57%) Mainframe
1 1 (3.57%) Data Extraction
1 1 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (3.57%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.57%) Windows
1 1 (3.57%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (32.14%) Business Intelligence
2 6 (21.43%) Load Balancing
3 5 (17.86%) Stakeholder Management
3 5 (17.86%) Data Management
4 4 (14.29%) Data Analysis
5 2 (7.14%) Business Analysis
5 2 (7.14%) Software Testing
5 2 (7.14%) Use Case
5 2 (7.14%) Test Scripting
5 2 (7.14%) Regression Testing
5 2 (7.14%) ETL
5 2 (7.14%) High Availability
5 2 (7.14%) Migration
5 2 (7.14%) Performance Monitoring
6 1 (3.57%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (3.57%) Analytics
6 1 (3.57%) SOA
6 1 (3.57%) Workflow
6 1 (3.57%) Content Management
6 1 (3.57%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 8 (28.57%) VBA
2 5 (17.86%) T-SQL
3 2 (7.14%) PL/1
4 1 (3.57%) R
4 1 (3.57%) VB
4 1 (3.57%) VB.NET
4 1 (3.57%) C#
4 1 (3.57%) JavaScript
4 1 (3.57%) Perl
4 1 (3.57%) PHP
Qualifications
1 2 (7.14%) ISEB
2 1 (3.57%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.14%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (7.14%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (21.43%) Cisco
1 6 (21.43%) VMware
2 5 (17.86%) Microsoft
3 2 (7.14%) SolarWinds
3 2 (7.14%) Business Objects
4 1 (3.57%) Tableau
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