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 2 September 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
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Structured Query Language (SQL)
Rank 4 15 8
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -7
Contract jobs citing SQL 69 22 59
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 16.75% 8.00% 15.13%
As % of the Programming Languages category 52.67% 23.66% 35.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 15 28
Average daily rate
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£350 £260 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+34.61% -30.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £192 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £325 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
Average hourly rate £14.50 £10.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+45.00% -73.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.75 £26.40 £27.00
% change year-on-year
+8.90% -2.22%
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
131 93 165
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 31.80% 33.82% 42.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 50 107
Average daily rate £340 £300 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -17.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £220 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £471 £325 £423
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 6
Average hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £36.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +2.73%
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 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 2 September 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 2 September 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
Preston 0 24 £319 +41.66% 3
Lancaster - 11 £420 - 2
Blackpool -4 10 £375 +85.18% 2
Chorley -2 1 £209 -24.18% 3
Colne - - - -
Newton-le-Willows - - - -
Ormskirk - - - -
Burnley - - - - 1
Accrington - - - -
Blackburn - - - - 7
Skelmersdale - - - -
SQL
North West

SQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 37 (33.64%) PL/SQL
2 36 (32.73%) Oracle
3 27 (24.55%) SQL Server
3 27 (24.55%) Windows
3 27 (24.55%) Shell Script
4 26 (23.64%) Microsoft
4 26 (23.64%) Data Warehouse
5 24 (21.82%) Business Intelligence
5 24 (21.82%) Security Cleared
6 23 (20.91%) Java
7 22 (20.00%) T-SQL
7 22 (20.00%) SC Cleared
8 21 (19.09%) .NET
9 20 (18.18%) Informatica
9 20 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
10 19 (17.27%) Citrix
10 19 (17.27%) VBA
10 19 (17.27%) C#
10 19 (17.27%) Data Modelling
11 18 (16.36%) Migration
11 18 (16.36%) VMware
11 18 (16.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 17 (15.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 17 (15.45%) ETL
12 17 (15.45%) Python
13 16 (14.55%) MS Excel
13 16 (14.55%) Web Services
13 16 (14.55%) SaaS
14 15 (13.64%) SAP
14 15 (13.64%) Perl

SQL
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 15 (13.64%) SharePoint
2 13 (11.82%) MS Exchange
3 10 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2003
3 10 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2010
4 7 (6.36%) IIS
5 6 (5.45%) Oracle Workflow
6 1 (0.91%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.91%) Node.js
Applications
1 16 (14.55%) MS Excel
2 4 (3.64%) MS Office
3 2 (1.82%) MS Project
3 2 (1.82%) InfoPath
4 1 (0.91%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.91%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 14 (12.73%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 16 (14.55%) SaaS
2 14 (12.73%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 14 (12.73%) DNS
2 9 (8.18%) DHCP
3 8 (7.27%) LAN
3 8 (7.27%) WAN
4 5 (4.55%) Firewall
5 3 (2.73%) SAN
6 2 (1.82%) Intranet
6 2 (1.82%) SMS
7 1 (0.91%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (24.55%) SQL Server
2 26 (23.64%) Data Warehouse
3 18 (16.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 17 (15.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 14 (12.73%) Oracle Database
6 13 (11.82%) PowerCenter
7 11 (10.00%) SQL Server 2008
8 10 (9.09%) SQL Server 2005
9 9 (8.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 8 (7.27%) Oracle Database 11g
10 8 (7.27%) Oracle Database 10g
11 6 (5.45%) Crystal Reports
11 6 (5.45%) BusinessObjects XI
12 4 (3.64%) SQL Server 2012
12 4 (3.64%) MySQL
12 4 (3.64%) OLAP
12 4 (3.64%) Data Mart
13 2 (1.82%) Oracle OLAP
13 2 (1.82%) QlikView
13 2 (1.82%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 12 (10.91%) ERwin
2 7 (6.36%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (5.45%) Subversion
4 3 (2.73%) Rational Rose
5 2 (1.82%) Visual Studio
5 2 (1.82%) MSI
5 2 (1.82%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.91%) Talend Open Studio
6 1 (0.91%) T4 Templates
General
1 9 (8.18%) Marketing
2 6 (5.45%) Finance
3 3 (2.73%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.91%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 44 (40.00%) Developer
2 11 (10.00%) Architect
2 11 (10.00%) .NET Developer
2 11 (10.00%) SQL Developer
3 8 (7.27%) Integration Architect
4 7 (6.36%) C# Developer
4 7 (6.36%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 5 (4.55%) SQL DBA
5 5 (4.55%) C# .NET Developer
5 5 (4.55%) WPF Developer
5 5 (4.55%) Software Developer
5 5 (4.55%) DBA
6 4 (3.64%) Analyst
6 4 (3.64%) Informatica Developer
6 4 (3.64%) PHP Developer
6 4 (3.64%) .NET Software Developer
6 4 (3.64%) PHP MySQL Developer
6 4 (3.64%) MySQL Developer
6 4 (3.64%) C# Software Developer
6 4 (3.64%) Front-End Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (19.09%) .NET
2 16 (14.55%) Web Services
3 10 (9.09%) CSS
4 9 (8.18%) ASP.NET
5 8 (7.27%) WPF
6 7 (6.36%) HTML
7 6 (5.45%) Velocity
7 6 (5.45%) jQuery
8 5 (4.55%) CSS3
8 5 (4.55%) HTML5
8 5 (4.55%) ODBC
8 5 (4.55%) Hibernate
9 4 (3.64%) WinForms
9 4 (3.64%) .NET Framework
9 4 (3.64%) Classic ASP
9 4 (3.64%) XML
9 4 (3.64%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 4 (3.64%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 4 (3.64%) Regular Expression
9 4 (3.64%) Ext JS
Miscellaneous
1 9 (8.18%) Data Integration
2 8 (7.27%) NHS
3 4 (3.64%) W3C
3 4 (3.64%) Mobile App
4 3 (2.73%) N-Tier
4 3 (2.73%) Clustering
5 2 (1.82%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (1.82%) Open Source
6 1 (0.91%) Informatics
6 1 (0.91%) Wiki
6 1 (0.91%) IBM Mainframe
6 1 (0.91%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.91%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 27 (24.55%) Windows
2 20 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
3 15 (13.64%) Windows Server 2003
4 13 (11.82%) Windows XP
5 6 (5.45%) Linux
5 6 (5.45%) Windows 7
6 4 (3.64%) UNIX
7 3 (2.73%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (21.82%) Business Intelligence
2 19 (17.27%) Data Modelling
3 18 (16.36%) Migration
4 17 (15.45%) ETL
5 13 (11.82%) Business Analysis
6 10 (9.09%) TDD
6 10 (9.09%) Unit Testing
7 9 (8.18%) EAI
7 9 (8.18%) Data Architecture
8 8 (7.27%) MVVM
8 8 (7.27%) Performance Tuning
8 8 (7.27%) Project Management
8 8 (7.27%) Data Analysis
9 7 (6.36%) Scrum
9 7 (6.36%) Agile Software Development
9 7 (6.36%) Workflow
10 6 (5.45%) Dimensional Modelling
10 6 (5.45%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 6 (5.45%) Customer Engagement
11 5 (4.55%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 37 (33.64%) PL/SQL
2 27 (24.55%) Shell Script
3 23 (20.91%) Java
4 22 (20.00%) T-SQL
5 19 (17.27%) C#
5 19 (17.27%) VBA
6 17 (15.45%) Python
7 15 (13.64%) Perl
8 11 (10.00%) JavaScript
9 10 (9.09%) VB
9 10 (9.09%) C
10 9 (8.18%) VB.NET
11 6 (5.45%) PHP
12 4 (3.64%) VBScript
12 4 (3.64%) PowerShell
13 2 (1.82%) Scala
13 2 (1.82%) C++
13 2 (1.82%) COBOL
13 2 (1.82%) VB6
13 2 (1.82%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 24 (21.82%) Security Cleared
2 22 (20.00%) SC Cleared
3 14 (12.73%) Degree
4 5 (4.55%) MCSE
4 5 (4.55%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (1.82%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (0.91%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.82%) SLA
2 1 (0.91%) Data Quality
System Software
1 14 (12.73%) XenApp
2 13 (11.82%) Active Directory
3 9 (8.18%) XenServer
4 5 (4.55%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (3.64%) ISA Server
5 4 (3.64%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (2.73%) Oracle RAC
6 3 (2.73%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.91%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 8 (7.27%) HP Data Protector
2 1 (0.91%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.91%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 36 (32.73%) Oracle
2 26 (23.64%) Microsoft
3 20 (18.18%) Informatica
4 19 (17.27%) Citrix
5 18 (16.36%) VMware
6 15 (13.64%) SAP
7 14 (12.73%) Software AG
7 14 (12.73%) webMethods
7 14 (12.73%) Dell
8 11 (10.00%) CA
8 11 (10.00%) HP
9 6 (5.45%) Sybase
9 6 (5.45%) Business Objects
10 4 (3.64%) AppSense
10 4 (3.64%) Sencha
11 3 (2.73%) Open Text
11 3 (2.73%) IronPort
11 3 (2.73%) Telerik
11 3 (2.73%) Siebel
12 1 (0.91%) IBM
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