The table below looks at the statistics for SQL skills in IT contracts advertised for the Kent region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SQL over the 3 months to 4 August 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
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Structured Query Language (SQL)
Rank 12 3 4
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +1
Contract jobs citing SQL 42 61 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 14.19% 21.63% 18.91%
As % of the Programming Languages category 29.58% 51.26% 59.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 33 36
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£325 £275 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.18% -21.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £228 £219 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £375 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.00 £24.50 £27.41
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -10.61%
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 Kent region.

Programming Languages Category
Kent
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
142 119 88
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 47.97% 42.20% 32.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 66 57
Average daily rate £338 £303 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.57% -13.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £235 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 3
Average hourly rate - £47.00 £27.39
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +71.57%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -

SQL
Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

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

SQL Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

SQL
Daily Rate Trend in Kent

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

SQL Daily Rate Trend in Kent

SQL
Daily Rate Histogram in Kent

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SQL across the Kent region over the 3 months to 4 August 2015.

SQL Daily Rate Histogram in Kent

SQL
Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

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

SQL Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

SQL
Contract Job Locations in Kent

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL within the Kent region over the 3 months to 4 August 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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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
Dover - 9 £500 - 2
Tunbridge Wells -14 3 £350 -
Dartford +1 2 £215 -
Maidstone -7 2 - - 3
Sevenoaks - 2 - - 1
Tonbridge 0 1 £325 -31.57%
Folkestone - 1 £250 - 2
Sittingbourne - 1 - - 1
SQL
South East

SQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Kent 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 42 (45.16%) SQL Server
2 34 (36.56%) .NET
3 31 (33.33%) C#
4 25 (26.88%) Oracle
5 24 (25.81%) MVC
5 24 (25.81%) Agile Software Development
6 21 (22.58%) ASP.NET
6 21 (22.58%) JavaScript
7 18 (19.35%) TDD
8 17 (18.28%) T-SQL
9 15 (16.13%) SQL Server 2008
10 14 (15.05%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 14 (15.05%) Oracle Database
11 13 (13.98%) AngularJS
11 13 (13.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 13 (13.98%) Data Warehouse
11 13 (13.98%) Microsoft
12 12 (12.90%) Business Intelligence
12 12 (12.90%) OOP
12 12 (12.90%) PL/SQL
12 12 (12.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 12 (12.90%) jQuery
12 12 (12.90%) MVVM
13 11 (11.83%) Performance Tuning
13 11 (11.83%) HTML
13 11 (11.83%) Finance
13 11 (11.83%) ETL
14 10 (10.75%) SOA
14 10 (10.75%) PHP
14 10 (10.75%) Windows

SQL
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Kent 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 (6.45%) CMS
2 4 (4.30%) IIS
3 2 (2.15%) Umbraco
4 1 (1.08%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (1.08%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.08%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.08%) SAS
Applications
1 3 (3.23%) MS Office
2 2 (2.15%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (3.23%) Visualfiles
2 2 (2.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.23%) LDAP
2 1 (1.08%) LAN
2 1 (1.08%) WAN
2 1 (1.08%) DHCP
2 1 (1.08%) FTP
2 1 (1.08%) DNS
2 1 (1.08%) SAN
2 1 (1.08%) Firewall
2 1 (1.08%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (45.16%) SQL Server
2 15 (16.13%) SQL Server 2008
3 14 (15.05%) Oracle Database
4 13 (13.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 13 (13.98%) Data Warehouse
5 12 (12.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 9 (9.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 8 (8.60%) MySQL
7 8 (8.60%) Oracle Database 11g
8 6 (6.45%) Oracle Database 10g
9 5 (5.38%) OLAP
10 2 (2.15%) Crystal Reports
10 2 (2.15%) Oracle Reports
10 2 (2.15%) MS Access
10 2 (2.15%) Ingres
10 2 (2.15%) SQL Server 2012
10 2 (2.15%) Relational Database
11 1 (1.08%) OLAP Cube
11 1 (1.08%) Base SAS
11 1 (1.08%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 4 (4.30%) Visual Studio
1 4 (4.30%) ReSharper
1 4 (4.30%) Git (software)
2 3 (3.23%) Oracle APEX
3 2 (2.15%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (1.08%) TeamCity
4 1 (1.08%) TestDirector
4 1 (1.08%) LoadRunner
4 1 (1.08%) CruiseControl
4 1 (1.08%) Subversion
4 1 (1.08%) JIRA
General
1 11 (11.83%) Finance
2 2 (2.15%) Manufacturing
2 2 (2.15%) Electronics
2 2 (2.15%) Telecoms
2 2 (2.15%) Marketing
3 1 (1.08%) Advertising
3 1 (1.08%) Banking
Job Titles
1 57 (61.29%) Developer
2 29 (31.18%) .NET Developer
3 19 (20.43%) C# Developer
4 18 (19.35%) C# .NET Developer
5 12 (12.90%) Oracle Developer
5 12 (12.90%) Analyst
6 11 (11.83%) DBA
6 11 (11.83%) SQL DBA
7 10 (10.75%) PHP Developer
8 9 (9.68%) SQL Server DBA
8 9 (9.68%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 7 (7.53%) Senior PHP Developer
9 7 (7.53%) Senior Developer
9 7 (7.53%) Administrator
10 6 (6.45%) Server Administrator
11 5 (5.38%) Data Analyst
11 5 (5.38%) Architect
11 5 (5.38%) ASP.NET Developer
12 4 (4.30%) Business Intelligence Developer
12 4 (4.30%) Data Warehouse Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (36.56%) .NET
2 21 (22.58%) ASP.NET
3 14 (15.05%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 13 (13.98%) AngularJS
5 12 (12.90%) jQuery
6 11 (11.83%) HTML
7 10 (10.75%) ASP.NET Web API
7 10 (10.75%) .NET Framework
8 9 (9.68%) ASP.NET MVC
8 9 (9.68%) WCF
9 7 (7.53%) WPF
10 6 (6.45%) LINQ
11 4 (4.30%) Backbone.js
11 4 (4.30%) KnockoutJS
11 4 (4.30%) CSS
12 3 (3.23%) MDX
12 3 (3.23%) Entity Framework
12 3 (3.23%) ASP.NET Web Forms
13 2 (2.15%) ASP.NET MVC 4
13 2 (2.15%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (6.45%) NHS
2 4 (4.30%) W3C
2 4 (4.30%) Data Structures
3 2 (2.15%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (2.15%) DTV
4 1 (1.08%) Replication
4 1 (1.08%) Tandem
4 1 (1.08%) Informatics
4 1 (1.08%) Data Extraction
4 1 (1.08%) Inversion of Control
4 1 (1.08%) EqualLogic
4 1 (1.08%) HP Storage
4 1 (1.08%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 10 (10.75%) Windows
2 4 (4.30%) Linux
2 4 (4.30%) UNIX
3 2 (2.15%) Windows Phone
3 2 (2.15%) Android
3 2 (2.15%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.08%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (1.08%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (25.81%) MVC
1 24 (25.81%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (19.35%) TDD
3 12 (12.90%) OOP
3 12 (12.90%) Business Intelligence
3 12 (12.90%) MVVM
4 11 (11.83%) Performance Tuning
4 11 (11.83%) ETL
5 10 (10.75%) SOA
6 9 (9.68%) Performance Monitoring
6 9 (9.68%) Capacity Planning
7 8 (8.60%) Open Source
8 7 (7.53%) E-Commerce
9 6 (6.45%) Migration
9 6 (6.45%) Web Development
10 5 (5.38%) Release Management
10 5 (5.38%) Software Architecture
10 5 (5.38%) ETL Development
11 4 (4.30%) Analytics
11 4 (4.30%) Data Mapping
Programming Languages
1 31 (33.33%) C#
2 21 (22.58%) JavaScript
3 17 (18.28%) T-SQL
4 12 (12.90%) PL/SQL
5 10 (10.75%) PHP
6 5 (5.38%) VB
7 4 (4.30%) VBA
8 2 (2.15%) VB.NET
9 1 (1.08%) Bash Shell
9 1 (1.08%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
9 1 (1.08%) Java
Qualifications
1 8 (8.60%) Security Cleared
2 2 (2.15%) ISEB
2 2 (2.15%) Degree
2 2 (2.15%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.08%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.08%) MCITP
3 1 (1.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (1.08%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.30%) PCI DSS
2 2 (2.15%) Solvency II
2 2 (2.15%) Basel II
3 1 (1.08%) Data Quality
System Software
1 4 (4.30%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.15%) vSphere
3 1 (1.08%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (1.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.08%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 3 (3.23%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 3 (3.23%) Oracle RMAN
1 3 (3.23%) Data Guard
2 1 (1.08%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.08%) SCCM
Vendors
1 25 (26.88%) Oracle
2 13 (13.98%) Microsoft
3 9 (9.68%) Zend
4 3 (3.23%) VMware
5 2 (2.15%) Citrix
5 2 (2.15%) SAP
6 1 (1.08%) HP
6 1 (1.08%) Dell
6 1 (1.08%) CommVault
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