The first table below looks at the demand for SQL skills in IT contracts advertised for the Leicester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SQL over the 3 months to 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Programming Languages category for the Leicester region.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Structured Query Language (SQL)
Rank 3 6 6
Rank change year-on-year
+3 0
Contract jobs citing SQL 55 17 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicester 26.44% 14.05% 16.82%
As % of the Programming Languages category 58.51% 36.96% 42.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 8 10
Average daily rate £300 £363 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.24% +20.83%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 4 1
Average hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +45.45%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £25.75
% change year-on-year
+9.09% +6.79%
Programming Languages Category
Leicester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
94 46 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicester 45.19% 38.02% 39.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 22 17
Average daily rate £290 £290 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £358 £450 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 8 7
Average hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +45.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.00 £35.00 £11.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.90 £40.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +2.94%
SQL
Leicestershire

SQL
Jobs Demand Trend in Leicester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SQL across the Leicester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

SQL Jobs Demand Trend in Leicester

SQL
Daily Rate Trend in Leicester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SQL across the Leicester region.

SQL Daily Rate Trend in Leicester

SQL
Daily Rate Histogram in Leicester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SQL across the Leicester region over the 3 months to 16 April 2014.

SQL Daily Rate Histogram in Leicester

SQL
Hourly Rate Trend in Leicester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SQL across the Leicester region.

SQL Hourly Rate Trend in Leicester

SQL
Hourly Rate Histogram in Leicester

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SQL across the Leicester region over the 3 months to 16 April 2014.

SQL Hourly Rate Histogram in Leicester

SQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leicester

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Leicester 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 44 (57.89%) SQL Server
2 29 (38.16%) .NET
3 27 (35.53%) Oracle
4 22 (28.95%) C#
5 21 (27.63%) T-SQL
5 21 (27.63%) Microsoft
6 19 (25.00%) MS Excel
7 17 (22.37%) Windows
7 17 (22.37%) Business Intelligence
8 14 (18.42%) MS Office
8 14 (18.42%) SQL Server 2008
9 13 (17.11%) ASP.NET
10 12 (15.79%) Data Warehouse
10 12 (15.79%) MS PowerPoint
10 12 (15.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 11 (14.47%) .NET Framework
11 11 (14.47%) ISO 9001
11 11 (14.47%) JavaScript
11 11 (14.47%) TickIT
12 10 (13.16%) Migration
12 10 (13.16%) VBA
12 10 (13.16%) CSS
13 9 (11.84%) XML
13 9 (11.84%) ETL
14 8 (10.53%) Configuration Management
14 8 (10.53%) VSS/SourceSafe
14 8 (10.53%) Linux
14 8 (10.53%) UNIX
14 8 (10.53%) HTML
14 8 (10.53%) OLAP

SQL
Top Related IT Skills in Leicester by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Leicester 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 3 (3.95%) MS Exchange
1 3 (3.95%) Oracle Spatial
1 3 (3.95%) Lync
1 3 (3.95%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (2.63%) SAS
2 2 (2.63%) IIS
3 1 (1.32%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.32%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 19 (25.00%) MS Excel
2 14 (18.42%) MS Office
3 12 (15.79%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (7.89%) Spreadsheet
5 5 (6.58%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (3.95%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (2.63%) Oracle CRM
2 2 (2.63%) Magento
3 1 (1.32%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 7 (9.21%) HTTP
1 7 (9.21%) TCP/IP
1 7 (9.21%) HTTPS
2 5 (6.58%) Modbus
3 3 (3.95%) VoIP
4 1 (1.32%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (57.89%) SQL Server
2 14 (18.42%) SQL Server 2008
3 12 (15.79%) Data Warehouse
3 12 (15.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 8 (10.53%) OLAP
5 7 (9.21%) Oracle ODI
5 7 (9.21%) Oracle BI Publisher
5 7 (9.21%) Oracle BI EE
6 6 (7.89%) MS Access
6 6 (7.89%) Star Schema
6 6 (7.89%) Oracle OLAP
6 6 (7.89%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 5 (6.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 5 (6.58%) Relational Database
8 4 (5.26%) SQL Server 2012
8 4 (5.26%) SQL Server 2000
8 4 (5.26%) DTS
9 3 (3.95%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 2 (2.63%) SAS Enterprise Guide
10 2 (2.63%) Cognos Impromptu
Development Applications
1 8 (10.53%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 5 (6.58%) Visual Studio
3 2 (2.63%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (1.32%) NUnit
General
1 6 (7.89%) Finance
2 5 (6.58%) Marketing
3 4 (5.26%) Manufacturing
4 3 (3.95%) Retail
4 3 (3.95%) Electronics
4 3 (3.95%) Telecoms
5 2 (2.63%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 51 (67.11%) Developer
2 16 (21.05%) Analyst
2 16 (21.05%) C# Developer
3 13 (17.11%) .NET Developer
3 13 (17.11%) SQL Developer
4 8 (10.53%) C# .NET Developer
5 7 (9.21%) OBIEE Developer
5 7 (9.21%) ASP.NET Developer
5 7 (9.21%) VB.NET Developer
5 7 (9.21%) Test Analyst
6 5 (6.58%) Software Developer
6 5 (6.58%) Data Analyst
6 5 (6.58%) Oracle Developer
6 5 (6.58%) Database Developer
6 5 (6.58%) UAT Test Analyst
6 5 (6.58%) UAT Analyst
6 5 (6.58%) VB.NET/ASP.NET Developer
7 4 (5.26%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 4 (5.26%) C# Software Developer
7 4 (5.26%) C# Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (38.16%) .NET
2 13 (17.11%) ASP.NET
3 11 (14.47%) .NET Framework
4 10 (13.16%) CSS
5 9 (11.84%) XML
6 8 (10.53%) HTML
6 8 (10.53%) jQuery
7 6 (7.89%) ADO
8 4 (5.26%) ASP.NET 2.0
8 4 (5.26%) MDX
8 4 (5.26%) WinForms
9 3 (3.95%) SOAP
9 3 (3.95%) Web Services
9 3 (3.95%) REST
10 2 (2.63%) CSS3
10 2 (2.63%) ASP.NET MVC 3
10 2 (2.63%) ASP.NET MVC
10 2 (2.63%) HTML5
10 2 (2.63%) XSLT
10 2 (2.63%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 6 (7.89%) Computer Science
2 5 (6.58%) Data Integration
3 3 (3.95%) DTV
4 2 (2.63%) GIS
5 1 (1.32%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.32%) N-Tier
5 1 (1.32%) NHS
5 1 (1.32%) Credit Risk
5 1 (1.32%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 17 (22.37%) Windows
2 8 (10.53%) Linux
2 8 (10.53%) UNIX
3 3 (3.95%) Windows XP
3 3 (3.95%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (2.63%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.32%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (22.37%) Business Intelligence
2 10 (13.16%) Migration
3 9 (11.84%) ETL
4 8 (10.53%) Configuration Management
4 8 (10.53%) Logistics
4 8 (10.53%) User Acceptance Testing
5 7 (9.21%) Data Analysis
5 7 (9.21%) Data Migration
5 7 (9.21%) Analytics
5 7 (9.21%) Performance Tuning
6 6 (7.89%) Software Testing
6 6 (7.89%) Data Modelling
7 5 (6.58%) Software Engineering
8 4 (5.26%) E-Commerce
8 4 (5.26%) MVC
9 3 (3.95%) Programme Management
9 3 (3.95%) CRM
9 3 (3.95%) Asset Management
9 3 (3.95%) Digital Marketing
9 3 (3.95%) Kimball Methodology
Programming Languages
1 22 (28.95%) C#
2 21 (27.63%) T-SQL
3 11 (14.47%) JavaScript
4 10 (13.16%) VBA
5 7 (9.21%) VB.NET
6 4 (5.26%) PHP
7 2 (2.63%) Java
7 2 (2.63%) Python
8 1 (1.32%) VB6
8 1 (1.32%) PowerShell
8 1 (1.32%) VB
Qualifications
1 6 (7.89%) ISEB
1 6 (7.89%) Degree
2 2 (2.63%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.32%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (14.47%) ISO 9001
1 11 (14.47%) TickIT
2 2 (2.63%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (2.63%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.32%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (5.26%) SCOM
2 3 (3.95%) SCCM
3 1 (1.32%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 27 (35.53%) Oracle
2 21 (27.63%) Microsoft
3 7 (9.21%) SAP
4 5 (6.58%) Siemens
5 4 (5.26%) Sage
6 3 (3.95%) Kaspersky
6 3 (3.95%) Citrix
7 2 (2.63%) Cognos
7 2 (2.63%) JD Edwards
7 2 (2.63%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (2.63%) VMware
7 2 (2.63%) Zend
8 1 (1.32%) Tableau
8 1 (1.32%) Business Objects
8 1 (1.32%) NetApp
8 1 (1.32%) Dell
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