The table below looks at the statistics for SQL skills in IT contracts advertised for the Home Counties region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SQL over the 3 months to 23 October 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
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Structured Query Language (SQL)
Rank 2 - 4
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing SQL 20 0 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Home Counties 46.51% - 13.33%
As % of the Programming Languages category 95.24% - 33.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 0 0
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£413 - -
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 £26.00 £23.33 £28.75
% change year-on-year
+11.44% -18.85%
SQL
South East

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

Programming Languages Category
Home Counties
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
21 9 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Home Counties 48.84% 50.00% 40.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 7 1
Average daily rate £413 £350 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.85% -2.77%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+4.47% -4.28%

SQL
Jobs Demand Trend in the Home Counties

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

SQL Jobs Demand Trend in the Home Counties

SQL
Daily Rate Trend in the Home Counties

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

SQL Daily Rate Trend in the Home Counties

SQL
Daily Rate Histogram in the Home Counties

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SQL across the Home Counties region over the 3 months to 23 October 2014.

SQL Daily Rate Histogram in the Home Counties

SQL
Hourly Rate Trend in the Home Counties

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

SQL Hourly Rate Trend in the Home Counties

SQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the Home Counties

For the 6 months to 23 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Home Counties 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 21 (70.00%) Business Intelligence
2 17 (56.67%) UNIX
2 17 (56.67%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (56.67%) Unit Testing
3 13 (43.33%) T-SQL
3 13 (43.33%) SQL Server
4 12 (40.00%) PL/SQL
4 12 (40.00%) Oracle
4 12 (40.00%) Oracle Database
5 11 (36.67%) Pentaho
5 11 (36.67%) ETL
5 11 (36.67%) Data Integration
5 11 (36.67%) Data Analysis
5 11 (36.67%) Teradata
6 10 (33.33%) Dimensional Modelling
6 10 (33.33%) MicroStrategy
6 10 (33.33%) Visualisation
6 10 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
6 10 (33.33%) Performance Tuning
6 10 (33.33%) Kalman Filter
7 7 (23.33%) Relational Database
7 7 (23.33%) RDBMS
7 7 (23.33%) MVC
7 7 (23.33%) XML
7 7 (23.33%) JavaScript
8 6 (20.00%) TDD
8 6 (20.00%) Spring
8 6 (20.00%) Maven
8 6 (20.00%) Scrum
8 6 (20.00%) JSON

SQL
Top Related IT Skills in the Home Counties by Category

For the 6 months to 23 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Home Counties 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 6 (20.00%) Apache
1 6 (20.00%) Tomcat
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (43.33%) SQL Server
2 12 (40.00%) Oracle Database
3 11 (36.67%) Pentaho
4 7 (23.33%) RDBMS
4 7 (23.33%) Relational Database
5 6 (20.00%) MySQL
6 1 (3.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (3.33%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (3.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (3.33%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (3.33%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (3.33%) Oracle Exadata
6 1 (3.33%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 6 (20.00%) Ant
1 6 (20.00%) JUnit
1 6 (20.00%) Eclipse
1 6 (20.00%) IntelliJ
1 6 (20.00%) Subversion
1 6 (20.00%) Maven
1 6 (20.00%) Git (software)
1 6 (20.00%) Mockito
General
1 6 (20.00%) Telecoms
1 6 (20.00%) Marketing
2 5 (16.67%) Finance
3 2 (6.67%) Retail
4 1 (3.33%) Games
Job Titles
1 29 (96.67%) Developer
2 10 (33.33%) Microstrategy Developer
3 7 (23.33%) Database Developer
3 7 (23.33%) ETL Developer
4 5 (16.67%) Java Developer
5 4 (13.33%) Data Integration Developer
6 1 (3.33%) SQL Server Analyst
6 1 (3.33%) SQL Server Architect
6 1 (3.33%) Architect
6 1 (3.33%) Oracle Developer
6 1 (3.33%) .NET Developer
6 1 (3.33%) Analyst
6 1 (3.33%) Database Analyst
6 1 (3.33%) Server Analyst
6 1 (3.33%) Database Architect
6 1 (3.33%) SQL Developer
6 1 (3.33%) PL/SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (23.33%) XML
2 6 (20.00%) HTML
2 6 (20.00%) CSS
2 6 (20.00%) JDBC
2 6 (20.00%) JSP
2 6 (20.00%) SOAP
2 6 (20.00%) Web Services
2 6 (20.00%) Spring
2 6 (20.00%) Ajax
2 6 (20.00%) JSON
2 6 (20.00%) REST
3 1 (3.33%) AngularJS
3 1 (3.33%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (3.33%) jQuery
3 1 (3.33%) .NET Framework
3 1 (3.33%) .NET
3 1 (3.33%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 11 (36.67%) Data Integration
2 10 (33.33%) Visualisation
3 1 (3.33%) iPad
3 1 (3.33%) User Experience
3 1 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 17 (56.67%) UNIX
2 6 (20.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (70.00%) Business Intelligence
2 17 (56.67%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (56.67%) Unit Testing
3 11 (36.67%) Data Analysis
3 11 (36.67%) ETL
4 10 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
4 10 (33.33%) Dimensional Modelling
4 10 (33.33%) Performance Tuning
4 10 (33.33%) Kalman Filter
5 7 (23.33%) MVC
6 6 (20.00%) TDD
6 6 (20.00%) Scrum
6 6 (20.00%) Waterfall
6 6 (20.00%) BDD
7 2 (6.67%) Data Architecture
8 1 (3.33%) Migration
8 1 (3.33%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 13 (43.33%) T-SQL
2 12 (40.00%) PL/SQL
3 7 (23.33%) JavaScript
4 6 (20.00%) Java
5 1 (3.33%) C#
Vendors
1 12 (40.00%) Oracle
2 11 (36.67%) Teradata
3 10 (33.33%) MicroStrategy
4 2 (6.67%) Microsoft