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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Structured Query Language (SQL)
Rank 4 24 5
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -19
Contract jobs citing SQL 89 34 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 20.27% 6.58% 16.26%
As % of the Programming Languages category 53.29% 25.76% 47.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 25 25
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£350 £338 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% +17.39%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £275 £214
10% offered a daily rate of more than £565 £392 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 2
Average hourly rate £45.50 £23.15 £21.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+96.54% +8.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.97 £23.15 £18.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.05 £23.15 £24.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-29.68% +16.36%
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
167 132 70
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 38.04% 25.53% 34.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 117 91 45
Average daily rate £375 £375 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +31.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £558 £413 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 7 6
Average hourly rate £45.50 £30.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+51.66% -20.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £36.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +2.85%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 22 May 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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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 +21 27 £350 +15.22% 13
Blackpool +16 23 £375 +7.91% 2
Blackburn - 6 £275 - 6
Chorley - 3 £450 - 9
Lytham St Annes +4 1 £299 +8.74% 1
SQL
North West

SQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 50 (32.26%) Oracle
2 44 (28.39%) Security Cleared
3 42 (27.10%) Java
4 40 (25.81%) SQL Server
5 36 (23.23%) .NET
5 36 (23.23%) PL/SQL
5 36 (23.23%) SC Cleared
6 35 (22.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 33 (21.29%) Microsoft
8 25 (16.13%) Oracle Database
9 24 (15.48%) C#
10 23 (14.84%) Windows
10 23 (14.84%) Test Scripting
11 21 (13.55%) HTML
12 20 (12.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 20 (12.90%) Migration
12 20 (12.90%) Agile Software Development
13 19 (12.26%) Software Engineering
14 18 (11.61%) Validation
15 17 (10.97%) Business Intelligence
15 17 (10.97%) JavaScript
15 17 (10.97%) XML
15 17 (10.97%) UNIX
15 17 (10.97%) SharePoint
16 16 (10.32%) CRM
16 16 (10.32%) MVC
17 15 (9.68%) Telecoms
17 15 (9.68%) T-SQL
17 15 (9.68%) VBA
18 14 (9.03%) ASP.NET

SQL
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 17 (10.97%) SharePoint
2 10 (6.45%) Umbraco
3 8 (5.16%) MS Exchange
4 6 (3.87%) WebSphere
5 4 (2.58%) JBoss
5 4 (2.58%) SAS
5 4 (2.58%) IIS
6 3 (1.94%) Tomcat
7 2 (1.29%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.65%) TPMS
8 1 (0.65%) CMS
8 1 (0.65%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 11 (7.10%) MS Excel
2 6 (3.87%) PowerPivot
3 3 (1.94%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (1.94%) MS Project
3 3 (1.94%) MS Office
3 3 (1.94%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.94%) Cognos Business Intelligence
1 3 (1.94%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (1.29%) ResourceLink
3 1 (0.65%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (0.65%) Oracle Receivables
3 1 (0.65%) Oracle Assets
3 1 (0.65%) Oracle General Ledger
3 1 (0.65%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.65%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.65%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.65%) Oracle HRMS
3 1 (0.65%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.65%) Oracle 11i
3 1 (0.65%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.94%) SaaS
2 2 (1.29%) Boomi
2 2 (1.29%) SuccessFactors
3 1 (0.65%) OpenShift
3 1 (0.65%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.94%) FTP
2 1 (0.65%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (25.81%) SQL Server
2 35 (22.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 25 (16.13%) Oracle Database
4 20 (12.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 14 (9.03%) Oracle Database 11g
6 12 (7.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 9 (5.81%) Relational Database
8 8 (5.16%) Data Warehouse
8 8 (5.16%) RDBMS
8 8 (5.16%) NoSQL
9 6 (3.87%) SQL Server 2000
9 6 (3.87%) DTS
9 6 (3.87%) SQL Server 2012
10 5 (3.23%) Microsoft Power View
10 5 (3.23%) IMS/DB
10 5 (3.23%) DB2
10 5 (3.23%) Oracle Reports
10 5 (3.23%) MS Access
11 4 (2.58%) Base SAS
12 3 (1.94%) Cognos Report Studio
Development Applications
1 14 (9.03%) Selenium
2 12 (7.74%) Eclipse
3 11 (7.10%) Team Foundation Server
3 11 (7.10%) Visual Studio
4 10 (6.45%) Git (software)
5 8 (5.16%) JIRA
6 4 (2.58%) Maven
7 3 (1.94%) Ant
7 3 (1.94%) JUnit
7 3 (1.94%) ProC
8 2 (1.29%) Toad
8 2 (1.29%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 2 (1.29%) Subversion
8 2 (1.29%) Oracle APEX
8 2 (1.29%) WebDriver
8 2 (1.29%) Rational DOORS
8 2 (1.29%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 1 (0.65%) Rational Rhapsody
9 1 (0.65%) Rational Functional Tester
9 1 (0.65%) Oracle Forms
General
1 15 (9.68%) Telecoms
2 10 (6.45%) Finance
3 2 (1.29%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.65%) Avionics
4 1 (0.65%) Military
4 1 (0.65%) Retail
Job Titles
1 61 (39.35%) Developer
2 20 (12.90%) Analyst
3 16 (10.32%) Architect
4 15 (9.68%) SQL Developer
5 12 (7.74%) .NET Developer
6 9 (5.81%) Software Engineer
6 9 (5.81%) Technical Architect
7 7 (4.52%) AWS Developer
7 7 (4.52%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 7 (4.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 7 (4.52%) Data Analyst
7 7 (4.52%) Systems Engineer
8 6 (3.87%) Software Developer
8 6 (3.87%) Programmer
9 5 (3.23%) SQL Programmer
9 5 (3.23%) IBM Mainframe Developer
9 5 (3.23%) Report Analyst
9 5 (3.23%) Mainframe Developer
9 5 (3.23%) Tester
10 4 (2.58%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (23.23%) .NET
2 21 (13.55%) HTML
3 17 (10.97%) XML
4 14 (9.03%) ASP.NET
5 11 (7.10%) HTML5
5 11 (7.10%) CSS
5 11 (7.10%) Web Services
6 10 (6.45%) Classic ASP
6 10 (6.45%) CSS3
6 10 (6.45%) PhoneGap
7 7 (4.52%) jQuery
7 7 (4.52%) WCF
7 7 (4.52%) .NET Framework
7 7 (4.52%) Middleware
8 6 (3.87%) Ajax
8 6 (3.87%) LINQ
8 6 (3.87%) ASP.NET MVC
8 6 (3.87%) Entity Framework
8 6 (3.87%) ASP.NET MVC 4
9 4 (2.58%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 12 (7.74%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (7.10%) Open Source
3 9 (5.81%) Management Information System
3 9 (5.81%) Mainframe
4 5 (3.23%) IBM Mainframe
4 5 (3.23%) NHS
5 4 (2.58%) Data Protection Act
5 4 (2.58%) Algorithms
6 3 (1.94%) Clustering
7 2 (1.29%) Replication
7 2 (1.29%) Life Science
7 2 (1.29%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.65%) Reference Data
8 1 (0.65%) Data Extraction
8 1 (0.65%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 23 (14.84%) Windows
2 17 (10.97%) UNIX
3 14 (9.03%) Linux
4 6 (3.87%) MVS
4 6 (3.87%) VME
5 3 (1.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (1.29%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.65%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.65%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (14.84%) Test Scripting
2 20 (12.90%) Migration
2 20 (12.90%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (12.26%) Software Engineering
4 18 (11.61%) Validation
5 17 (10.97%) Business Intelligence
6 16 (10.32%) CRM
6 16 (10.32%) MVC
7 11 (7.10%) Unit Testing
7 11 (7.10%) TDD
8 10 (6.45%) Software Testing
8 10 (6.45%) Waterfall
8 10 (6.45%) BDD
8 10 (6.45%) V-Model
8 10 (6.45%) Test Planning
9 9 (5.81%) UML
9 9 (5.81%) ETL
9 9 (5.81%) ERP
9 9 (5.81%) Data Modelling
10 8 (5.16%) Supply Chain Management
Programming Languages
1 42 (27.10%) Java
2 36 (23.23%) PL/SQL
3 24 (15.48%) C#
4 17 (10.97%) JavaScript
5 15 (9.68%) T-SQL
5 15 (9.68%) VBA
6 11 (7.10%) PowerShell
7 9 (5.81%) Scala
8 6 (3.87%) Shell Script
8 6 (3.87%) VB
8 6 (3.87%) Perl
9 5 (3.23%) VBScript
9 5 (3.23%) PL/1
9 5 (3.23%) JCL
10 3 (1.94%) VB.NET
11 2 (1.29%) Python
11 2 (1.29%) Ada
11 2 (1.29%) C
12 1 (0.65%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 44 (28.39%) Security Cleared
2 36 (23.23%) SC Cleared
3 13 (8.39%) ISEB
4 11 (7.10%) Degree
5 10 (6.45%) HND
5 10 (6.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 3 (1.94%) DV Cleared
6 3 (1.94%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (1.29%) ISTQB
7 2 (1.29%) BC Cleared
8 1 (0.65%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (0.65%) MCTS
8 1 (0.65%) MCITP
8 1 (0.65%) MCP
8 1 (0.65%) MCSE
8 1 (0.65%) MCSA
8 1 (0.65%) CCA
8 1 (0.65%) Citrix Certification
8 1 (0.65%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.65%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.94%) HL7
1 3 (1.94%) QA
2 1 (0.65%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (6.45%) Active Directory
2 9 (5.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (5.16%) VMware ESX
4 3 (1.94%) Hyper-V
5 2 (1.29%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 5 (3.23%) CA Endevor
2 2 (1.29%) NetBackup
2 2 (1.29%) Oracle RMAN
2 2 (1.29%) WMI
2 2 (1.29%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.29%) PureDisk
2 2 (1.29%) SCDPM
3 1 (0.65%) SCCM
3 1 (0.65%) SCOM
3 1 (0.65%) Backup Exec
3 1 (0.65%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 50 (32.26%) Oracle
2 33 (21.29%) Microsoft
3 9 (5.81%) VMware
3 9 (5.81%) Citrix
4 6 (3.87%) IBM
4 6 (3.87%) Cognos
5 5 (3.23%) Syncsort
5 5 (3.23%) Aquila
6 4 (2.58%) SAP
7 3 (1.94%) HP
8 2 (1.29%) Software AG
8 2 (1.29%) webMethods
8 2 (1.29%) Dell
9 1 (0.65%) Infor
9 1 (0.65%) Red Hat
9 1 (0.65%) Symantec
9 1 (0.65%) McAfee
9 1 (0.65%) Sophos
9 1 (0.65%) Informatica
Preston
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Lancashire
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Preston
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £350 per day + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Preston, Lancashire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Lancashire
Capita - ITIN
Rate: £350.00 - £387.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago