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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Structured Query Language (SQL)
Rank 2 3 7
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +4
Contract jobs citing SQL 64 54 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 21.48% 18.88% 11.97%
As % of the Programming Languages category 53.33% 60.00% 39.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 39 19
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£275 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.38% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £225 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £450 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
Average hourly rate - £11.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -37.14%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £26.50 £27.00
% change year-on-year
-1.88% -1.85%
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 Kent region.

Programming Languages Category
Kent
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
120 90 79
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 40.27% 31.47% 30.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 66 44
Average daily rate £275 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.42% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 7
Average hourly rate £26.21 £11.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+138.27% -66.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.00 £15.24
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £11.00 £85.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%

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 28 August 2014.

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 28 August 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
Tunbridge Wells +1 25 £350 +9.37% 2
Maidstone +2 7 £225 -30.76% 3
West Malling +4 2 £363 +3.57% 1
Dartford - 2 - - 4
Chatham - 1 £215 -
Tonbridge - 1 £475 - 3
Whitstable - - - - 1
Canterbury - - - - 1
Sittingbourne - - - - 2
Dover - - - -
Folkestone - - - -
Gravesend - - - -
SQL
South East

SQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, 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 70 (65.42%) XML
2 54 (50.47%) JSON
3 53 (49.53%) REST
4 46 (42.99%) SQL Server
5 40 (37.38%) Internet
5 40 (37.38%) Mobile App
6 39 (36.45%) Mobile Application Development
6 39 (36.45%) Facebook
6 39 (36.45%) Twitter
6 39 (36.45%) OAuth
6 39 (36.45%) Google
6 39 (36.45%) SOA
7 36 (33.64%) Use Case
7 36 (33.64%) TDD
7 36 (33.64%) Rapid Prototyping
8 32 (29.91%) JavaScript
9 31 (28.97%) Java
10 27 (25.23%) T-SQL
10 27 (25.23%) .NET
10 27 (25.23%) Spring
11 25 (23.36%) VB.NET
12 24 (22.43%) HTML
13 23 (21.50%) C#
13 23 (21.50%) Games
13 23 (21.50%) Game Development
14 22 (20.56%) ASP.NET
14 22 (20.56%) CSS
15 18 (16.82%) MVC
16 17 (15.89%) ASP.NET MVC
17 16 (14.95%) Unity (Game Engine)

SQL
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, 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 9 (8.41%) SharePoint
2 5 (4.67%) IIS
2 5 (4.67%) Apache
2 5 (4.67%) Tomcat
3 4 (3.74%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (1.87%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.93%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.93%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 6 (5.61%) MS Excel
2 5 (4.67%) MS Office
3 3 (2.80%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 8 (7.48%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.93%) ResourceLink
2 1 (0.93%) SAP SD
Communications & Networking
1 40 (37.38%) Internet
2 4 (3.74%) HTTP
2 4 (3.74%) TCP/IP
3 3 (2.80%) SMTP
4 1 (0.93%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (42.99%) SQL Server
2 10 (9.35%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (5.61%) SQL Server 2005
3 6 (5.61%) Relational Database
4 5 (4.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (3.74%) RDBMS
6 3 (2.80%) MySQL
6 3 (2.80%) Ingres
6 3 (2.80%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (2.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (2.80%) Oracle Database
7 2 (1.87%) Oracle Database 12c
7 2 (1.87%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.93%) QlikView
8 1 (0.93%) Big Data
8 1 (0.93%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.93%) DTS
8 1 (0.93%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.93%) MS Access
8 1 (0.93%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 11 (10.28%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (5.61%) JIRA
3 4 (3.74%) JUnit
3 4 (3.74%) Subversion
4 3 (2.80%) Maven
4 3 (2.80%) Eclipse
4 3 (2.80%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.93%) LSMW
General
1 23 (21.50%) Games
2 10 (9.35%) Finance
3 3 (2.80%) Banking
4 1 (0.93%) Publishing
4 1 (0.93%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 88 (82.24%) Developer
2 32 (29.91%) Mobile Developer
3 28 (26.17%) Lead Developer
4 14 (13.08%) Web Developer
4 14 (13.08%) Front-End Developer
5 8 (7.48%) Consultant
6 6 (5.61%) Java Developer
6 6 (5.61%) SQL Developer
7 5 (4.67%) Senior Developer
7 5 (4.67%) DBA
8 4 (3.74%) SharePoint Consultant
9 3 (2.80%) Software Developer
9 3 (2.80%) Oracle DBA
9 3 (2.80%) SQL DBA
9 3 (2.80%) Senior Software Developer
10 2 (1.87%) Junior Developer
10 2 (1.87%) Test Consultant
10 2 (1.87%) Senior Microsoft Developer
10 2 (1.87%) Analyst
10 2 (1.87%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 70 (65.42%) XML
2 54 (50.47%) JSON
3 53 (49.53%) REST
4 39 (36.45%) OAuth
5 27 (25.23%) Spring
5 27 (25.23%) .NET
6 24 (22.43%) HTML
7 22 (20.56%) ASP.NET
7 22 (20.56%) CSS
8 17 (15.89%) ASP.NET MVC
9 16 (14.95%) Unity (Game Engine)
10 15 (14.02%) ASP.NET Web Forms
11 14 (13.08%) Unity DI Container
12 13 (12.15%) WCF
13 12 (11.21%) HTML5
14 11 (10.28%) jQuery
14 11 (10.28%) Web Services
15 8 (7.48%) Hibernate
16 6 (5.61%) Java ME
16 6 (5.61%) JPA
Miscellaneous
1 40 (37.38%) Mobile App
2 4 (3.74%) Clustering
3 3 (2.80%) NHS
3 3 (2.80%) Replication
3 3 (2.80%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (1.87%) Client/Server
4 2 (1.87%) HACMP
5 1 (0.93%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.93%) Freedom of Information
5 1 (0.93%) Mathematics
5 1 (0.93%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.93%) Data Extraction
5 1 (0.93%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 8 (7.48%) Windows
2 5 (4.67%) UNIX
2 5 (4.67%) Windows Server 2003
2 5 (4.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (2.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (2.80%) Linux
4 2 (1.87%) AIX
5 1 (0.93%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (36.45%) SOA
1 39 (36.45%) Mobile Application Development
2 36 (33.64%) TDD
2 36 (33.64%) Use Case
2 36 (33.64%) Rapid Prototyping
3 23 (21.50%) Game Development
4 18 (16.82%) MVC
5 14 (13.08%) Unit Testing
6 13 (12.15%) E-Commerce
7 11 (10.28%) OOP
8 10 (9.35%) Agile Software Development
9 8 (7.48%) Automation Testing
10 5 (4.67%) OO
10 5 (4.67%) OOD
10 5 (4.67%) Test Automation
11 4 (3.74%) System Testing
11 4 (3.74%) Software Engineering
11 4 (3.74%) Web Development
11 4 (3.74%) UML
12 3 (2.80%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 32 (29.91%) JavaScript
2 31 (28.97%) Java
3 27 (25.23%) T-SQL
4 25 (23.36%) VB.NET
5 23 (21.50%) C#
6 10 (9.35%) PHP
7 5 (4.67%) PowerShell
8 3 (2.80%) VBA
8 3 (2.80%) Perl
9 2 (1.87%) C
9 2 (1.87%) PL/SQL
9 2 (1.87%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.93%) Ruby
10 1 (0.93%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 4 (3.74%) Degree
2 3 (2.80%) OCPJP
3 2 (1.87%) Security Cleared
3 2 (1.87%) ISEB
3 2 (1.87%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (1.87%) OCP
3 2 (1.87%) Oracle Certification
System Software
1 3 (2.80%) Active Directory
1 3 (2.80%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.87%) SRDF
2 2 (1.87%) Oracle RMAN
2 2 (1.87%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 3 (2.80%) SCOM
2 2 (1.87%) Data Guard
2 2 (1.87%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.87%) NetBackup
3 1 (0.93%) Nagios
Vendors
1 39 (36.45%) Google
1 39 (36.45%) Facebook
1 39 (36.45%) Twitter
2 9 (8.41%) Microsoft
3 8 (7.48%) Oracle
4 5 (4.67%) DevExpress
4 5 (4.67%) Telerik
5 3 (2.80%) Red Gate
5 3 (2.80%) Nintex
5 3 (2.80%) Red Hat
5 3 (2.80%) VMware
6 2 (1.87%) IBM
6 2 (1.87%) HP
6 2 (1.87%) EMC
7 1 (0.93%) SAP
7 1 (0.93%) webMethods