The table below looks at the statistics 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 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Structured Query Language (SQL)
Rank 4 9 6
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -3
Contract jobs citing SQL 68 19 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 16.50% 9.74% 12.67%
As % of the Programming Languages category 46.58% 36.54% 34.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 10 17
Average daily rate
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£350 £246 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+42.13% -24.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £212 £177 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £316 £385
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 4
Average hourly rate £10.00 £10.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -55.55%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £23.16 £28.75
% change year-on-year
+12.25% -19.43%
SQL
North West

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

Programming Languages Category
Lancashire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
146 52 134
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 35.44% 26.67% 36.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 103 28 75
Average daily rate £325 £275 £316
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.18% -13.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £199 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £325 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 8
Average hourly rate £31.20 £10.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+212.00% -55.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.00 £14.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £10.00 £36.20
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 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 October 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 October 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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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
Lytham St Annes +1 16 £300 -1.63%
Preston -2 13 £254 +39.04% 18
Blackpool -6 8 £438 -
Lancaster - 8 £423 - 2
Chorley -4 3 £279 +1.54% 4
Blackburn - 2 £375 - 6
Burnley - 1 £450 - 2
Accrington - - - -
Skelmersdale - - - -
SQL
North West

SQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 50 (39.68%) PL/SQL
2 44 (34.92%) Oracle
3 34 (26.98%) SQL Server
3 34 (26.98%) Data Warehouse
3 34 (26.98%) Business Intelligence
3 34 (26.98%) Shell Script
4 31 (24.60%) Microsoft
4 31 (24.60%) Analytical Skills
5 30 (23.81%) Data Modelling
5 30 (23.81%) Windows
5 30 (23.81%) Security Cleared
6 28 (22.22%) Java
7 27 (21.43%) SC Cleared
8 25 (19.84%) Migration
9 23 (18.25%) VBA
9 23 (18.25%) ETL
9 23 (18.25%) Informatica
10 22 (17.46%) Oracle Database
11 20 (15.87%) Windows Server 2008
12 19 (15.08%) SaaS
12 19 (15.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 19 (15.08%) PowerCenter
12 19 (15.08%) Citrix
12 19 (15.08%) Python
12 19 (15.08%) T-SQL
13 18 (14.29%) .NET
13 18 (14.29%) Web Services
13 18 (14.29%) ERwin
14 17 (13.49%) Active Directory
14 17 (13.49%) MS Excel

SQL
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 13 (10.32%) SharePoint
1 13 (10.32%) MS Exchange
2 10 (7.94%) Exchange Server 2003
2 10 (7.94%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (4.76%) Oracle Workflow
4 5 (3.97%) IIS
5 4 (3.17%) SAS
6 1 (0.79%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.79%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.79%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (0.79%) Node.js
6 1 (0.79%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.79%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 17 (13.49%) MS Excel
2 4 (3.17%) MS Office
3 2 (1.59%) MS Project
4 1 (0.79%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.79%) InfoPath
4 1 (0.79%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 16 (12.70%) ResourceLink
2 2 (1.59%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 1 (0.79%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 19 (15.08%) SaaS
2 16 (12.70%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 16 (12.70%) DNS
2 9 (7.14%) DHCP
3 7 (5.56%) LAN
3 7 (5.56%) WAN
4 3 (2.38%) VoIP
4 3 (2.38%) TCP/IP
5 2 (1.59%) Intranet
5 2 (1.59%) Firewall
5 2 (1.59%) LDAP
6 1 (0.79%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (26.98%) SQL Server
1 34 (26.98%) Data Warehouse
2 22 (17.46%) Oracle Database
3 19 (15.08%) PowerCenter
3 19 (15.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 16 (12.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 15 (11.90%) Oracle Database 11g
6 11 (8.73%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 11 (8.73%) Oracle Database 10g
7 10 (7.94%) SQL Server 2008
8 9 (7.14%) SQL Server 2005
9 6 (4.76%) BusinessObjects XI
10 5 (3.97%) Crystal Reports
11 4 (3.17%) MySQL
11 4 (3.17%) OLAP
11 4 (3.17%) Data Mart
11 4 (3.17%) Base SAS
11 4 (3.17%) SQL Server 2012
12 3 (2.38%) NoSQL
12 3 (2.38%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 18 (14.29%) ERwin
2 8 (6.35%) Rational Rose
3 6 (4.76%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (3.17%) Subversion
5 1 (0.79%) Oracle APEX
5 1 (0.79%) Rational Application Developer
5 1 (0.79%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.79%) MSI
5 1 (0.79%) Visual Studio
General
1 9 (7.14%) Marketing
2 6 (4.76%) Finance
3 3 (2.38%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.79%) Retail
4 1 (0.79%) Local Government
4 1 (0.79%) Aerospace
4 1 (0.79%) Legal
Job Titles
1 49 (38.89%) Developer
2 15 (11.90%) Architect
2 15 (11.90%) SQL Developer
3 13 (10.32%) Analyst
4 10 (7.94%) Integration Architect
5 9 (7.14%) .NET Developer
6 8 (6.35%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 5 (3.97%) C# .NET Developer
7 5 (3.97%) C# Developer
8 4 (3.17%) SQL DBA
8 4 (3.17%) Design Engineer
8 4 (3.17%) Software Developer
8 4 (3.17%) DBA
8 4 (3.17%) Solutions Designer
8 4 (3.17%) PHP MySQL Developer
8 4 (3.17%) WPF Developer
8 4 (3.17%) .NET Software Developer
8 4 (3.17%) C# Software Developer
8 4 (3.17%) MySQL Developer
8 4 (3.17%) Informatica Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (14.29%) .NET
1 18 (14.29%) Web Services
2 10 (7.94%) CSS
3 8 (6.35%) ASP.NET
4 7 (5.56%) HTML
4 7 (5.56%) ODBC
5 6 (4.76%) Hibernate
5 6 (4.76%) Velocity
6 5 (3.97%) WPF
6 5 (3.97%) HTML5
6 5 (3.97%) CSS3
6 5 (3.97%) XML
7 4 (3.17%) Regular Expression
7 4 (3.17%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 4 (3.17%) jQuery
7 4 (3.17%) Ext JS
8 3 (2.38%) Classic ASP
9 2 (1.59%) Spring
9 2 (1.59%) Ajax
9 2 (1.59%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 31 (24.60%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (11.11%) Data Integration
3 9 (7.14%) NHS
4 4 (3.17%) W3C
4 4 (3.17%) Mobile App
4 4 (3.17%) User Experience
4 4 (3.17%) Algorithms
5 2 (1.59%) Open Source
6 1 (0.79%) iSeries
6 1 (0.79%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.79%) GIS
6 1 (0.79%) AS400
6 1 (0.79%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.79%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 30 (23.81%) Windows
2 20 (15.87%) Windows Server 2008
3 11 (8.73%) Windows Server 2003
4 10 (7.94%) Windows XP
5 8 (6.35%) Windows 7
6 6 (4.76%) Linux
7 4 (3.17%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (26.98%) Business Intelligence
2 30 (23.81%) Data Modelling
3 25 (19.84%) Migration
4 23 (18.25%) ETL
5 16 (12.70%) Business Analysis
5 16 (12.70%) Dimensional Modelling
6 13 (10.32%) Data Architecture
7 12 (9.52%) EAI
8 10 (7.94%) Agile Software Development
9 9 (7.14%) Project Management
10 8 (6.35%) Data Analysis
11 7 (5.56%) Workflow
11 7 (5.56%) TDD
11 7 (5.56%) Scrum
11 7 (5.56%) Unit Testing
11 7 (5.56%) Performance Tuning
12 6 (4.76%) Customer Engagement
12 6 (4.76%) Stakeholder Engagement
13 5 (3.97%) MVVM
13 5 (3.97%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 50 (39.68%) PL/SQL
2 34 (26.98%) Shell Script
3 28 (22.22%) Java
4 23 (18.25%) VBA
5 19 (15.08%) Python
5 19 (15.08%) T-SQL
6 17 (13.49%) Perl
7 16 (12.70%) C#
8 11 (8.73%) JavaScript
8 11 (8.73%) C
9 7 (5.56%) VB
10 6 (4.76%) PHP
11 4 (3.17%) VBScript
12 3 (2.38%) VB.NET
12 3 (2.38%) Scala
13 2 (1.59%) Ruby
13 2 (1.59%) C++
14 1 (0.79%) JCL
14 1 (0.79%) PL/1
Qualifications
1 30 (23.81%) Security Cleared
2 27 (21.43%) SC Cleared
3 17 (13.49%) Degree
4 5 (3.97%) MCSE
4 5 (3.97%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (1.59%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (0.79%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.79%) ISO 9001
1 1 (0.79%) ISO 14001
1 1 (0.79%) Data Quality
System Software
1 17 (13.49%) Active Directory
2 14 (11.11%) XenApp
3 9 (7.14%) XenServer
4 7 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (3.17%) ISA Server
5 4 (3.17%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.79%) vSphere
6 1 (0.79%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 8 (6.35%) HP Data Protector
2 1 (0.79%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 44 (34.92%) Oracle
2 31 (24.60%) Microsoft
3 23 (18.25%) Informatica
4 19 (15.08%) Citrix
5 17 (13.49%) VMware
5 17 (13.49%) SAP
6 16 (12.70%) Dell
6 16 (12.70%) Software AG
6 16 (12.70%) CA
6 16 (12.70%) webMethods
7 8 (6.35%) HP
8 5 (3.97%) Sybase
8 5 (3.97%) Business Objects
9 4 (3.17%) AppSense
9 4 (3.17%) Sencha
10 3 (2.38%) Cognos
10 3 (2.38%) IBM
11 1 (0.79%) Cisco
11 1 (0.79%) Aquila
11 1 (0.79%) Syncsort
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