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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Structured Query Language (SQL)
Rank 2 7 9
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +2
Contract jobs citing SQL 2 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Home Counties 18.18% 10.00% 4.65%
As % of the Programming Languages category 66.67% 80.00% 28.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 0
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£225 £240 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -
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 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-21.87% +16.36%
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
3 5 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Home Counties 27.27% 12.50% 16.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 2
Average daily rate £225 £240 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -20.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £36.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-2.73% +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
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 24 April 2015, 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 2 (66.67%) JavaScript
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
1 2 (66.67%) XML
1 2 (66.67%) MVC
2 1 (33.33%) Telecoms
2 1 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (33.33%) Games
2 1 (33.33%) Scrum
2 1 (33.33%) SAP XI
2 1 (33.33%) WinForms
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) TDD
2 1 (33.33%) Subversion
2 1 (33.33%) Spring
2 1 (33.33%) Maven
2 1 (33.33%) Ajax
2 1 (33.33%) Marketing
2 1 (33.33%) .NET Framework
2 1 (33.33%) JSON
2 1 (33.33%) jQuery
2 1 (33.33%) Unit Testing
2 1 (33.33%) BusinessObjects XI
2 1 (33.33%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
2 1 (33.33%) Git (software)
2 1 (33.33%) Mockito
2 1 (33.33%) Waterfall
2 1 (33.33%) BDD
2 1 (33.33%) REST
2 1 (33.33%) AngularJS
2 1 (33.33%) Relational Database

SQL
Top Related IT Skills in the Home Counties by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 1 (33.33%) Apache
1 1 (33.33%) Tomcat
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (33.33%) BusinessObjects XI
2 1 (33.33%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
2 1 (33.33%) Relational Database
2 1 (33.33%) RDBMS
2 1 (33.33%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (33.33%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Subversion
1 1 (33.33%) Maven
1 1 (33.33%) Git (software)
1 1 (33.33%) Mockito
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
1 1 (33.33%) Eclipse
1 1 (33.33%) IntelliJ
1 1 (33.33%) Ant
1 1 (33.33%) JUnit
General
1 1 (33.33%) Telecoms
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
1 1 (33.33%) Games
1 1 (33.33%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Java Developer
2 1 (33.33%) .NET Developer
2 1 (33.33%) C# Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Business Objects Developer
2 1 (33.33%) SAP Developer
2 1 (33.33%) WinForms Developer
2 1 (33.33%) C# .NET Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Business Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) XML
2 1 (33.33%) SAP XI
2 1 (33.33%) WinForms
2 1 (33.33%) Spring
2 1 (33.33%) Ajax
2 1 (33.33%) .NET Framework
2 1 (33.33%) JSON
2 1 (33.33%) jQuery
2 1 (33.33%) REST
2 1 (33.33%) AngularJS
2 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET Web API
2 1 (33.33%) CSS
2 1 (33.33%) JDBC
2 1 (33.33%) JSP
2 1 (33.33%) SOAP
2 1 (33.33%) Web Services
2 1 (33.33%) .NET
2 1 (33.33%) HTML
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) UNIX
1 1 (33.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) MVC
2 1 (33.33%) Scrum
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) TDD
2 1 (33.33%) Unit Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Waterfall
2 1 (33.33%) BDD
2 1 (33.33%) ETL
2 1 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) JavaScript
2 1 (33.33%) T-SQL
2 1 (33.33%) C#
2 1 (33.33%) Java
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
1 1 (33.33%) Business Objects
1 1 (33.33%) SAP