The first table below looks at the demand for SQL skills in IT contracts advertised for the Lancashire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SQL over the 3 months to 24 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Programming Languages category for the Lancashire region.

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 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Structured Query Language (SQL)
Rank 6 16 9
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -7
Contract jobs citing SQL 58 22 62
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 12.39% 8.09% 13.63%
As % of the Programming Languages category 46.40% 23.91% 35.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 17 29
Average daily rate
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£350 £263 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -30.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £210 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £482 £335 £405
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 4
Average hourly rate £14.50 £13.75 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.45% -36.04%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £26.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-5.66% +6.00%
Programming Languages Category
Lancashire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
125 92 175
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 26.71% 33.82% 38.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 52 112
Average daily rate £375 £300 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £218 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £325 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 9 7
Average hourly rate £36.67 £37.50 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.21% +10.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £30.00 £21.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.50 £37.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
SQL
North West

SQL
Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

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

SQL Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

SQL
Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

SQL Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

SQL
Daily Rate Histogram in Lancashire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SQL across the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 24 July 2014.

SQL Daily Rate Histogram in Lancashire

SQL
Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

SQL Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

SQL
Contract Job Locations in Lancashire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL within the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 24 July 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
Blackpool -1 22 £353 +74.45% 2
Preston +6 20 £446 +85.93% 10
Lancaster - 3 £400 - 2
Newton-le-Willows - - - -
Ormskirk - - - -
Accrington - - - - 1
Blackburn - - - - 7
Burnley - - - -
Chorley - - - - 3
Colne - - - -
Skelmersdale - - - -
SQL
North West

SQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Lancashire 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 32 (37.65%) PL/SQL
2 29 (34.12%) Oracle
3 24 (28.24%) Shell Script
4 22 (25.88%) Informatica
5 21 (24.71%) Data Warehouse
6 19 (22.35%) Microsoft
6 19 (22.35%) Java
7 18 (21.18%) VBA
7 18 (21.18%) .NET
8 17 (20.00%) Data Modelling
8 17 (20.00%) Windows
9 16 (18.82%) Python
9 16 (18.82%) ETL
9 16 (18.82%) Business Intelligence
9 16 (18.82%) C#
9 16 (18.82%) Security Cleared
10 15 (17.65%) SaaS
10 15 (17.65%) Web Services
10 15 (17.65%) Citrix
11 14 (16.47%) Windows Server 2003
11 14 (16.47%) SAP
11 14 (16.47%) Perl
11 14 (16.47%) SharePoint
11 14 (16.47%) SC Cleared
12 13 (15.29%) Windows Server 2008
12 13 (15.29%) SuccessFactors
12 13 (15.29%) ResourceLink
12 13 (15.29%) Degree
12 13 (15.29%) Software AG
12 13 (15.29%) Dell

SQL
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Lancashire 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 14 (16.47%) SharePoint
2 11 (12.94%) MS Exchange
3 7 (8.24%) IIS
4 6 (7.06%) Oracle Workflow
5 4 (4.71%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (4.71%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (1.18%) Node.js
6 1 (1.18%) SAS
Applications
1 10 (11.76%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.35%) MS Office
2 2 (2.35%) InfoPath
3 1 (1.18%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 13 (15.29%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 15 (17.65%) SaaS
2 13 (15.29%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 8 (9.41%) LAN
1 8 (9.41%) WAN
2 7 (8.24%) Firewall
2 7 (8.24%) SAN
3 6 (7.06%) DNS
4 5 (5.88%) DHCP
5 2 (2.35%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (24.71%) Data Warehouse
2 12 (14.12%) SQL Server
3 11 (12.94%) PowerCenter
4 10 (11.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 10 (11.76%) Oracle Database
5 8 (9.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 7 (8.24%) Oracle Database 11g
6 7 (8.24%) Oracle Database 10g
7 6 (7.06%) Crystal Reports
7 6 (7.06%) BusinessObjects XI
8 5 (5.88%) QlikView
9 3 (3.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 3 (3.53%) SQL Server 2008
10 2 (2.35%) MySQL
10 2 (2.35%) NoSQL
10 2 (2.35%) SQL Server 2005
11 1 (1.18%) Data Mart
11 1 (1.18%) Oracle OLAP
11 1 (1.18%) SQL Server 2012
11 1 (1.18%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 10 (11.76%) ERwin
2 8 (9.41%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (4.71%) Subversion
4 2 (2.35%) MSI
4 2 (2.35%) Git (software)
5 1 (1.18%) Talend Open Studio
5 1 (1.18%) T4 Templates
5 1 (1.18%) Rational Rose
5 1 (1.18%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (3.53%) Marketing
2 1 (1.18%) Local Government
2 1 (1.18%) Finance
2 1 (1.18%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 36 (42.35%) Developer
2 11 (12.94%) Architect
3 8 (9.41%) Integration Architect
3 8 (9.41%) .NET Developer
4 7 (8.24%) SQL Developer
5 6 (7.06%) Analyst
5 6 (7.06%) C# Developer
6 5 (5.88%) WPF Developer
6 5 (5.88%) Software Developer
7 4 (4.71%) Applications Support
7 4 (4.71%) .NET Software Developer
7 4 (4.71%) C# .NET Developer
7 4 (4.71%) C# Software Developer
7 4 (4.71%) Informatica Developer
8 3 (3.53%) Data Warehouse Developer
8 3 (3.53%) Data Modeller
8 3 (3.53%) Data Warehouse Specialist
8 3 (3.53%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 3 (3.53%) SQL DBA
8 3 (3.53%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (21.18%) .NET
2 15 (17.65%) Web Services
3 8 (9.41%) ASP.NET
3 8 (9.41%) CSS
3 8 (9.41%) WPF
4 6 (7.06%) Velocity
5 5 (5.88%) .NET Framework
5 5 (5.88%) HTML
5 5 (5.88%) Hibernate
6 4 (4.71%) WinForms
6 4 (4.71%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 4 (4.71%) jQuery
7 3 (3.53%) Ajax
7 3 (3.53%) WCF
7 3 (3.53%) HTML5
7 3 (3.53%) CSS3
8 2 (2.35%) XML
8 2 (2.35%) Classic ASP
8 2 (2.35%) Regular Expression
8 2 (2.35%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 9 (10.59%) NHS
2 8 (9.41%) Data Integration
3 7 (8.24%) Clustering
4 4 (4.71%) Wiki
5 3 (3.53%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (3.53%) N-Tier
6 2 (2.35%) W3C
6 2 (2.35%) Mobile App
6 2 (2.35%) Open Source
7 1 (1.18%) Informatics
7 1 (1.18%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 17 (20.00%) Windows
2 14 (16.47%) Windows Server 2003
3 13 (15.29%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (10.59%) Windows XP
5 7 (8.24%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (5.88%) Windows 7
7 4 (4.71%) Linux
8 1 (1.18%) UNIX
8 1 (1.18%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (20.00%) Data Modelling
2 16 (18.82%) ETL
2 16 (18.82%) Business Intelligence
3 13 (15.29%) Migration
4 10 (11.76%) Unit Testing
4 10 (11.76%) TDD
5 8 (9.41%) EAI
5 8 (9.41%) Data Architecture
5 8 (9.41%) MVVM
5 8 (9.41%) Business Analysis
6 7 (8.24%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (7.06%) Workflow
7 6 (7.06%) Change Control
7 6 (7.06%) Customer Engagement
7 6 (7.06%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 5 (5.88%) Change Management
8 5 (5.88%) Scrum
9 4 (4.71%) Dimensional Modelling
10 3 (3.53%) ITIL
11 2 (2.35%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 32 (37.65%) PL/SQL
2 24 (28.24%) Shell Script
3 19 (22.35%) Java
4 18 (21.18%) VBA
5 16 (18.82%) Python
5 16 (18.82%) C#
6 14 (16.47%) Perl
7 12 (14.12%) T-SQL
8 11 (12.94%) JavaScript
9 8 (9.41%) PowerShell
10 6 (7.06%) VB
10 6 (7.06%) VB.NET
11 4 (4.71%) C
11 4 (4.71%) PHP
12 3 (3.53%) VB6
13 2 (2.35%) C++
13 2 (2.35%) COBOL
13 2 (2.35%) VBScript
13 2 (2.35%) Scala
13 2 (2.35%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 16 (18.82%) Security Cleared
2 14 (16.47%) SC Cleared
3 13 (15.29%) Degree
4 1 (1.18%) MCSE
4 1 (1.18%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (1.18%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.18%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.71%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (8.24%) Oracle RAC
1 7 (8.24%) XenApp
1 7 (8.24%) VMware ESX
2 6 (7.06%) Active Directory
3 4 (4.71%) XenServer
4 3 (3.53%) ISA Server
5 2 (2.35%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (1.18%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (1.18%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (4.71%) HP Quality Center
1 4 (4.71%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 29 (34.12%) Oracle
2 22 (25.88%) Informatica
3 19 (22.35%) Microsoft
4 15 (17.65%) Citrix
5 14 (16.47%) SAP
6 13 (15.29%) Software AG
6 13 (15.29%) Dell
6 13 (15.29%) webMethods
6 13 (15.29%) VMware
7 10 (11.76%) CA
7 10 (11.76%) HP
8 9 (10.59%) Business Objects
9 7 (8.24%) IronPort
9 7 (8.24%) Siebel
9 7 (8.24%) Open Text
10 6 (7.06%) Sybase
11 3 (3.53%) Telerik
12 2 (2.35%) AppSense
12 2 (2.35%) Sencha
13 1 (1.18%) Talend
Lancashire
Oliver James Associates
Rate: £250 - £320 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Preston
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Preston
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Preston, Lancashire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £550.00 - £660.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Lancashire
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
Preston
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
Lancaster, Lancashire
Citybase Apartments (Worldview Limited)
Rate: £30,000 - £40,000
Posted: 16 days ago