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 27 April 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
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Structured Query Language (SQL)
Rank 2 24 3
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -21
Contract jobs citing SQL 90 27 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 21.38% 6.46% 19.90%
As % of the Programming Languages category 56.25% 25.00% 53.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 18 28
Average daily rate
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£350 £293 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.65% +1.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £228 £271 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £565 £383 £362
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 2
Average hourly rate £45.75 £23.15 £26.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+97.62% -11.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.72 £23.15 £25.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.09 £23.15 £27.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £32.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-23.07% +18.18%
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
160 108 75
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 38.00% 25.84% 37.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 73 48
Average daily rate £350 £375 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £565 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 7 4
Average hourly rate £45.50 £30.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+51.66% +9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.81 £26.36 £17.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.09 £32.57 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £36.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-2.73% +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 27 April 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 27 April 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 27 April 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
Blackpool +21 25 £350 +25.00% 1
Preston +20 21 £350 +14.28% 3
Chorley - 6 £350 - 5
Blackburn - 4 £275 - 6
Lytham St Annes +4 1 £299 +4.02%
Burnley - 1 £400 - 2
SQL
North West

SQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 65 (38.46%) Oracle
2 44 (26.04%) PL/SQL
3 43 (25.44%) SQL Server
3 43 (25.44%) Security Cleared
4 40 (23.67%) Java
5 36 (21.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 35 (20.71%) .NET
7 34 (20.12%) SC Cleared
8 33 (19.53%) Oracle Database
9 31 (18.34%) Business Intelligence
10 30 (17.75%) Microsoft
11 23 (13.61%) C#
11 23 (13.61%) Oracle Database 11g
12 22 (13.02%) Test Scripting
13 21 (12.43%) HTML
13 21 (12.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 20 (11.83%) UNIX
14 20 (11.83%) Windows
15 19 (11.24%) XML
15 19 (11.24%) SharePoint
16 18 (10.65%) Data Modelling
16 18 (10.65%) T-SQL
16 18 (10.65%) Validation
16 18 (10.65%) Migration
16 18 (10.65%) Agile Software Development
17 16 (9.47%) Telecoms
17 16 (9.47%) VBA
17 16 (9.47%) CRM
17 16 (9.47%) Software Engineering
18 15 (8.88%) JavaScript

SQL
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 19 (11.24%) SharePoint
2 12 (7.10%) SAS
3 10 (5.92%) Umbraco
4 8 (4.73%) MS Exchange
5 6 (3.55%) WebSphere
6 4 (2.37%) IIS
6 4 (2.37%) JBoss
7 3 (1.78%) Tomcat
8 2 (1.18%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.59%) CMS
9 1 (0.59%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 12 (7.10%) MS Excel
2 6 (3.55%) PowerPivot
3 3 (1.78%) MS Project
3 3 (1.78%) MS Visio
3 3 (1.78%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (1.18%) MS Office
5 1 (0.59%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 4 (2.37%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 2 (1.18%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.59%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.59%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.59%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.59%) Oracle 11i
3 1 (0.59%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.59%) Oracle General Ledger
3 1 (0.59%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.59%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (0.59%) Oracle Receivables
3 1 (0.59%) Oracle Assets
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.78%) SaaS
2 1 (0.59%) OpenShift
2 1 (0.59%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.78%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (25.44%) SQL Server
2 36 (21.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 33 (19.53%) Oracle Database
4 23 (13.61%) Oracle Database 11g
5 21 (12.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 13 (7.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 11 (6.51%) Base SAS
8 9 (5.33%) Relational Database
8 9 (5.33%) IMS/DB
8 9 (5.33%) DB2
8 9 (5.33%) Data Warehouse
9 8 (4.73%) RDBMS
10 7 (4.14%) MS Access
10 7 (4.14%) NoSQL
11 5 (2.96%) Microsoft Power View
11 5 (2.96%) Oracle Reports
11 5 (2.96%) QlikView
12 4 (2.37%) SQL Server 2000
12 4 (2.37%) DTS
12 4 (2.37%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 13 (7.69%) Selenium
2 12 (7.10%) Eclipse
3 11 (6.51%) Visual Studio
3 11 (6.51%) Team Foundation Server
4 10 (5.92%) Git (software)
5 8 (4.73%) JIRA
6 4 (2.37%) Oracle APEX
6 4 (2.37%) Maven
7 3 (1.78%) Ant
7 3 (1.78%) JUnit
8 2 (1.18%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 2 (1.18%) Toad
8 2 (1.18%) ProC
8 2 (1.18%) Subversion
8 2 (1.18%) WebDriver
8 2 (1.18%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 1 (0.59%) Rational Functional Tester
9 1 (0.59%) LoadRunner
9 1 (0.59%) ERwin
9 1 (0.59%) Oracle Forms
General
1 16 (9.47%) Telecoms
2 11 (6.51%) Finance
3 2 (1.18%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.59%) Military
4 1 (0.59%) Retail
4 1 (0.59%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 76 (44.97%) Developer
2 22 (13.02%) Analyst
3 18 (10.65%) SQL Developer
4 17 (10.06%) Architect
5 9 (5.33%) Technical Architect
5 9 (5.33%) .NET Developer
5 9 (5.33%) Mainframe Developer
5 9 (5.33%) SAS Developer
5 9 (5.33%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 8 (4.73%) IBM Mainframe Developer
6 8 (4.73%) Programmer
7 7 (4.14%) Software Engineer
7 7 (4.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 7 (4.14%) Data Analyst
7 7 (4.14%) Systems Engineer
7 7 (4.14%) Software Developer
7 7 (4.14%) AWS Developer
8 5 (2.96%) SQL Programmer
8 5 (2.96%) Report Analyst
8 5 (2.96%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (20.71%) .NET
2 21 (12.43%) HTML
3 19 (11.24%) XML
4 13 (7.69%) ASP.NET
5 11 (6.51%) CSS
5 11 (6.51%) HTML5
6 10 (5.92%) CSS3
6 10 (5.92%) PhoneGap
6 10 (5.92%) Classic ASP
7 8 (4.73%) Web Services
8 7 (4.14%) Middleware
9 5 (2.96%) .NET Framework
9 5 (2.96%) WCF
9 5 (2.96%) jQuery
9 5 (2.96%) Entity Framework
9 5 (2.96%) ASP.NET MVC
10 4 (2.37%) ASP.NET MVC 4
10 4 (2.37%) LINQ
10 4 (2.37%) Struts
10 4 (2.37%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 13 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (7.10%) NHS
2 12 (7.10%) Mainframe
3 11 (6.51%) Open Source
4 9 (5.33%) Algorithms
5 8 (4.73%) Management Information System
5 8 (4.73%) IBM Mainframe
6 4 (2.37%) Data Protection Act
7 3 (1.78%) Clustering
7 3 (1.78%) Data Structures
8 2 (1.18%) Life Science
8 2 (1.18%) Replication
9 1 (0.59%) Statistics
9 1 (0.59%) Mathematics
9 1 (0.59%) N-Tier
9 1 (0.59%) Reference Data
9 1 (0.59%) Data Extraction
9 1 (0.59%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 20 (11.83%) UNIX
1 20 (11.83%) Windows
2 14 (8.28%) Linux
3 6 (3.55%) MVS
3 6 (3.55%) VME
4 2 (1.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (18.34%) Business Intelligence
2 22 (13.02%) Test Scripting
3 18 (10.65%) Data Modelling
3 18 (10.65%) Validation
3 18 (10.65%) Migration
3 18 (10.65%) Agile Software Development
4 16 (9.47%) Software Engineering
4 16 (9.47%) CRM
5 15 (8.88%) MVC
6 11 (6.51%) ERP
6 11 (6.51%) Dimensional Modelling
7 10 (5.92%) V-Model
7 10 (5.92%) Waterfall
7 10 (5.92%) Test Planning
7 10 (5.92%) ETL
7 10 (5.92%) Software Testing
7 10 (5.92%) TDD
8 9 (5.33%) UML
8 9 (5.33%) Workflow
8 9 (5.33%) Data Security
Programming Languages
1 44 (26.04%) PL/SQL
2 40 (23.67%) Java
3 23 (13.61%) C#
4 18 (10.65%) T-SQL
5 16 (9.47%) VBA
6 15 (8.88%) JavaScript
7 11 (6.51%) PowerShell
8 9 (5.33%) Scala
8 9 (5.33%) JCL
8 9 (5.33%) PL/1
9 8 (4.73%) VB
10 5 (2.96%) VBScript
11 4 (2.37%) Perl
12 3 (1.78%) VB.NET
12 3 (1.78%) Shell Script
13 2 (1.18%) Python
14 1 (0.59%) Ruby
14 1 (0.59%) C
Qualifications
1 43 (25.44%) Security Cleared
2 34 (20.12%) SC Cleared
3 13 (7.69%) ISEB
4 10 (5.92%) HND
4 10 (5.92%) Degree
4 10 (5.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 5 (2.96%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (1.18%) ISTQB
6 2 (1.18%) BC Cleared
6 2 (1.18%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.78%) HL7
2 1 (0.59%) QA
System Software
1 10 (5.92%) Active Directory
2 8 (4.73%) VMware ESX
2 8 (4.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.18%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 9 (5.33%) CA Endevor
2 2 (1.18%) NetBackup
2 2 (1.18%) Oracle RMAN
2 2 (1.18%) WMI
2 2 (1.18%) PureDisk
2 2 (1.18%) SCDPM
3 1 (0.59%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (0.59%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 65 (38.46%) Oracle
2 30 (17.75%) Microsoft
3 9 (5.33%) IBM
3 9 (5.33%) Aquila
3 9 (5.33%) Syncsort
4 8 (4.73%) VMware
4 8 (4.73%) Citrix
5 7 (4.14%) Cognos
6 6 (3.55%) Informatica
7 2 (1.18%) HP
8 1 (0.59%) Nintex
8 1 (0.59%) Infor
8 1 (0.59%) Red Hat
8 1 (0.59%) webMethods
8 1 (0.59%) Cisco
8 1 (0.59%) Business Objects
8 1 (0.59%) SAP
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