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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Structured Query Language (SQL)
Rank 3 7 2
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -5
Contract jobs citing SQL 79 24 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 17.83% 11.59% 18.39%
As % of the Programming Languages category 42.70% 30.38% 50.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 17 37
Average daily rate
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£325 £203 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+60.49% -37.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £146 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £322 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 4
Average hourly rate £37.00 - £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 £27.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -1.81%
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
185 79 112
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 41.76% 38.16% 36.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 126 47 71
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £150 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £463 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 4 7
Average hourly rate £37.00 £41.00 £23.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.75% +74.46%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+9.23% -7.14%

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 23 January 2015.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Lancashire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SQL across the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 23 January 2015.

SQL Hourly Rate Histogram 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 23 January 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
Preston +5 24 £225 +11.11% 3
Burnley - 15 £400 - 1
Blackpool -6 9 £475 - 1
Chorley -5 5 £333 +33.00% 6
Blackburn +3 3 £301 +0.92% 3
Lytham St Annes - 1 £305 -
Ormskirk - - - - 4
Accrington - - - - 2
Lancaster - - - - 3
SQL
North West

SQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, 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 66 (44.90%) Oracle
2 52 (35.37%) SQL Server
3 47 (31.97%) PL/SQL
4 42 (28.57%) Business Intelligence
5 34 (23.13%) Oracle Database
6 33 (22.45%) Windows
7 30 (20.41%) Security Cleared
8 29 (19.73%) Java
8 29 (19.73%) Microsoft
9 27 (18.37%) Oracle Database 11g
10 26 (17.69%) .NET
11 25 (17.01%) T-SQL
11 25 (17.01%) SC Cleared
12 24 (16.33%) Data Modelling
13 23 (15.65%) Data Warehouse
13 23 (15.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 22 (14.97%) C#
15 19 (12.93%) Dimensional Modelling
16 18 (12.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 18 (12.24%) Migration
17 16 (10.88%) Analytical Skills
18 15 (10.20%) Agile Software Development
18 15 (10.20%) HTML
18 15 (10.20%) CSS
18 15 (10.20%) MS Excel
19 14 (9.52%) VBA
19 14 (9.52%) JavaScript
19 14 (9.52%) Windows Server 2008
20 13 (8.84%) Classic ASP
20 13 (8.84%) ASP.NET

SQL
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, 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 12 (8.16%) SAS
2 11 (7.48%) SharePoint
3 10 (6.80%) Umbraco
4 9 (6.12%) MS Exchange
5 6 (4.08%) Exchange Server 2003
5 6 (4.08%) IIS
5 6 (4.08%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (2.72%) WebSphere
6 4 (2.72%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.68%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.68%) WebSphere Application Server
7 1 (0.68%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.68%) CMS
7 1 (0.68%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 15 (10.20%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.36%) MS Project
2 2 (1.36%) MS Office
3 1 (0.68%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.68%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 6 (4.08%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 3 (2.04%) ResourceLink
3 1 (0.68%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (0.68%) Oracle Receivables
3 1 (0.68%) Oracle Assets
3 1 (0.68%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.68%) Oracle General Ledger
3 1 (0.68%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.68%) Oracle 11i
3 1 (0.68%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.68%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.68%) Summit
3 1 (0.68%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 7 (4.76%) SaaS
2 3 (2.04%) SuccessFactors
3 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 10 (6.80%) DNS
2 6 (4.08%) LAN
2 6 (4.08%) WAN
3 4 (2.72%) DHCP
4 3 (2.04%) TCP/IP
4 3 (2.04%) VoIP
5 2 (1.36%) Intranet
5 2 (1.36%) Firewall
5 2 (1.36%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (35.37%) SQL Server
2 34 (23.13%) Oracle Database
3 27 (18.37%) Oracle Database 11g
4 23 (15.65%) Data Warehouse
4 23 (15.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 18 (12.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 11 (7.48%) Base SAS
7 10 (6.80%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 10 (6.80%) SQL Server 2008
8 9 (6.12%) SQL Server 2005
9 8 (5.44%) IMS/DB
9 8 (5.44%) PowerCenter
9 8 (5.44%) DB2
10 7 (4.76%) MS Access
11 5 (3.40%) SQL Server 2012
11 5 (3.40%) MySQL
11 5 (3.40%) QlikView
12 4 (2.72%) Oracle Database 10g
12 4 (2.72%) Relational Database
12 4 (2.72%) Cognos Report Studio
Development Applications
1 12 (8.16%) Selenium
2 11 (7.48%) Visual Studio
3 10 (6.80%) Eclipse
3 10 (6.80%) Team Foundation Server
4 9 (6.12%) Git (software)
5 8 (5.44%) ERwin
6 7 (4.76%) Rational Rose
7 5 (3.40%) Oracle APEX
8 4 (2.72%) Subversion
9 3 (2.04%) Ant
9 3 (2.04%) JUnit
9 3 (2.04%) Maven
10 2 (1.36%) Toad
10 2 (1.36%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 1 (0.68%) Rational Application Developer
11 1 (0.68%) WebDriver
11 1 (0.68%) Oracle Forms
General
1 13 (8.84%) Telecoms
2 9 (6.12%) Finance
3 6 (4.08%) Marketing
4 2 (1.36%) Retail
4 2 (1.36%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.36%) Aerospace
5 1 (0.68%) Legal
Job Titles
1 70 (47.62%) Developer
2 19 (12.93%) Analyst
3 15 (10.20%) SQL Developer
4 12 (8.16%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 11 (7.48%) Architect
6 9 (6.12%) SAS Developer
7 8 (5.44%) Mainframe Developer
8 7 (4.76%) IBM Mainframe Developer
9 6 (4.08%) .NET Developer
9 6 (4.08%) Software Developer
10 4 (2.72%) Cognos Developer
10 4 (2.72%) Senior Analyst
10 4 (2.72%) Java Developer
10 4 (2.72%) Integration Architect
10 4 (2.72%) Consultant
10 4 (2.72%) DBA
10 4 (2.72%) Senior Developer
10 4 (2.72%) Analyst Programmer
10 4 (2.72%) Programmer
10 4 (2.72%) Cognos BI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (17.69%) .NET
2 15 (10.20%) HTML
2 15 (10.20%) CSS
3 13 (8.84%) Classic ASP
3 13 (8.84%) ASP.NET
4 12 (8.16%) XML
4 12 (8.16%) HTML5
4 12 (8.16%) CSS3
5 10 (6.80%) PhoneGap
6 7 (4.76%) Web Services
7 6 (4.08%) ODBC
8 5 (3.40%) Spring
9 4 (2.72%) Hibernate
9 4 (2.72%) Struts
10 3 (2.04%) AngularJS
10 3 (2.04%) RESTful
10 3 (2.04%) jQuery
10 3 (2.04%) Apache Wicket
10 3 (2.04%) Spring MVC
11 2 (1.36%) Ext JS
Miscellaneous
1 16 (10.88%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (8.84%) NHS
3 9 (6.12%) Algorithms
4 8 (5.44%) Mainframe
5 7 (4.76%) Data Integration
5 7 (4.76%) IBM Mainframe
6 3 (2.04%) Open Source
7 2 (1.36%) Clustering
7 2 (1.36%) W3C
7 2 (1.36%) Mobile App
7 2 (1.36%) User Experience
8 1 (0.68%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.68%) iSeries
8 1 (0.68%) N-Tier
8 1 (0.68%) AS400
8 1 (0.68%) Mathematics
8 1 (0.68%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.68%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 33 (22.45%) Windows
2 14 (9.52%) Windows Server 2008
3 12 (8.16%) Linux
4 10 (6.80%) UNIX
5 7 (4.76%) Windows 7
6 5 (3.40%) Windows XP
6 5 (3.40%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (28.57%) Business Intelligence
2 24 (16.33%) Data Modelling
3 19 (12.93%) Dimensional Modelling
4 18 (12.24%) Migration
5 15 (10.20%) Agile Software Development
6 11 (7.48%) Waterfall
6 11 (7.48%) ETL
6 11 (7.48%) Software Engineering
6 11 (7.48%) Data Analysis
6 11 (7.48%) MVC
7 9 (6.12%) BDD
7 9 (6.12%) V-Model
7 9 (6.12%) Test Planning
7 9 (6.12%) Project Management
7 9 (6.12%) Test Scripting
7 9 (6.12%) Software Testing
7 9 (6.12%) Validation
7 9 (6.12%) TDD
8 8 (5.44%) Business Analysis
8 8 (5.44%) Data Security
Programming Languages
1 47 (31.97%) PL/SQL
2 29 (19.73%) Java
3 25 (17.01%) T-SQL
4 22 (14.97%) C#
5 14 (9.52%) VBA
5 14 (9.52%) JavaScript
6 10 (6.80%) Shell Script
7 8 (5.44%) JCL
7 8 (5.44%) PL/1
8 7 (4.76%) Perl
8 7 (4.76%) C
8 7 (4.76%) VB
9 5 (3.40%) Python
10 4 (2.72%) VB.NET
10 4 (2.72%) VBScript
11 3 (2.04%) Scala
12 2 (1.36%) PHP
12 2 (1.36%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 30 (20.41%) Security Cleared
2 25 (17.01%) SC Cleared
3 9 (6.12%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 9 (6.12%) HND
3 9 (6.12%) ISEB
3 9 (6.12%) Degree
4 4 (2.72%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (2.72%) MCSE
5 3 (2.04%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.68%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.68%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.68%) Data Quality
1 1 (0.68%) ISO 14001
1 1 (0.68%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 11 (7.48%) Active Directory
2 8 (5.44%) XenApp
3 6 (4.08%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (3.40%) XenServer
5 3 (2.04%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (1.36%) Oracle RMAN
6 2 (1.36%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.68%) Shibboleth
7 1 (0.68%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 8 (5.44%) CA Endevor
2 4 (2.72%) HP Data Protector
3 2 (1.36%) WMI
3 2 (1.36%) NetBackup
3 2 (1.36%) PureDisk
3 2 (1.36%) SCDPM
4 1 (0.68%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 66 (44.90%) Oracle
2 29 (19.73%) Microsoft
3 13 (8.84%) Informatica
4 12 (8.16%) Citrix
5 11 (7.48%) VMware
6 10 (6.80%) IBM
7 8 (5.44%) Aquila
7 8 (5.44%) Syncsort
8 7 (4.76%) Cognos
8 7 (4.76%) CA
9 4 (2.72%) HP
9 4 (2.72%) webMethods
9 4 (2.72%) SAP
10 3 (2.04%) Dell
10 3 (2.04%) Software AG
10 3 (2.04%) AppSense
11 2 (1.36%) Cisco
11 2 (1.36%) Sencha
12 1 (0.68%) Nintex
12 1 (0.68%) Business Objects
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