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 1 August 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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Structured Query Language (SQL)
Rank 6 11 2
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -9
Contract jobs citing SQL 34 15 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicester 19.88% 13.27% 28.57%
As % of the Programming Languages category 46.58% 26.32% 62.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 4 5
Average daily rate
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£350 £375 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £315 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £400 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 1 6
Average hourly rate £37.50 £28.00 £45.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.92% -37.77%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £27.41 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-10.61% +9.64%
Programming Languages Category
Leicester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
73 57 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicester 42.69% 50.44% 46.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 18 21
Average daily rate £315 £288 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.56% -4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £185 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £375 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 3 7
Average hourly rate £37.50 £28.00 £45.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.92% -37.77%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
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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 1 August 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leicester

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 (53.01%) SQL Server
2 38 (45.78%) .NET
3 31 (37.35%) Oracle
4 29 (34.94%) C#
5 23 (27.71%) Microsoft
6 21 (25.30%) T-SQL
7 18 (21.69%) Windows
8 16 (19.28%) ASP.NET
8 16 (19.28%) .NET Framework
9 15 (18.07%) MS Excel
10 14 (16.87%) Business Intelligence
10 14 (16.87%) SQL Server 2008
11 13 (15.66%) CSS
11 13 (15.66%) MS Office
12 12 (14.46%) Visual Studio
12 12 (14.46%) User Acceptance Testing
12 12 (14.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 11 (13.25%) Degree
13 11 (13.25%) HTML
13 11 (13.25%) Linux
13 11 (13.25%) UNIX
13 11 (13.25%) ISO 9001
14 10 (12.05%) VSS/SourceSafe
14 10 (12.05%) Migration
14 10 (12.05%) MS PowerPoint
15 9 (10.84%) jQuery
15 9 (10.84%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 9 (10.84%) Relational Database
15 9 (10.84%) TickIT
15 9 (10.84%) JavaScript

SQL
Top Related IT Skills in Leicester by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 (3.61%) Lync
1 3 (3.61%) Exchange Server 2010
1 3 (3.61%) MS Exchange
1 3 (3.61%) IIS
2 2 (2.41%) Oracle Spatial
3 1 (1.20%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.20%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.20%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 15 (18.07%) MS Excel
2 13 (15.66%) MS Office
3 10 (12.05%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (6.02%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (3.61%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (3.61%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (2.41%) Oracle CRM
2 2 (2.41%) Magento
3 1 (1.20%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.61%) VoIP
1 3 (3.61%) HTTPS
1 3 (3.61%) HTTP
2 2 (2.41%) TCP/IP
2 2 (2.41%) Modbus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (53.01%) SQL Server
2 14 (16.87%) SQL Server 2008
3 12 (14.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 9 (10.84%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 9 (10.84%) Relational Database
4 9 (10.84%) Data Warehouse
5 6 (7.23%) OLAP
5 6 (7.23%) Oracle Reports
6 5 (6.02%) Oracle BI EE
6 5 (6.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 4 (4.82%) DTS
7 4 (4.82%) SQL Server 2000
7 4 (4.82%) SQL Server 2012
8 3 (3.61%) Oracle BI Publisher
8 3 (3.61%) Oracle ODI
8 3 (3.61%) Oracle OLAP
8 3 (3.61%) Star Schema
9 2 (2.41%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 1 (1.20%) QlikView
10 1 (1.20%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 12 (14.46%) Visual Studio
2 10 (12.05%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 3 (3.61%) Microsoft Blend
4 2 (2.41%) Toad
4 2 (2.41%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (1.20%) Jenkins
5 1 (1.20%) JMeter
5 1 (1.20%) NUnit
5 1 (1.20%) Maven
General
1 5 (6.02%) Marketing
2 4 (4.82%) Finance
2 4 (4.82%) Manufacturing
3 3 (3.61%) Retail
3 3 (3.61%) Electronics
3 3 (3.61%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.41%) Back Office
5 1 (1.20%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 53 (63.86%) Developer
2 21 (25.30%) Analyst
3 18 (21.69%) C# Developer
4 16 (19.28%) .NET Developer
5 13 (15.66%) SQL Developer
5 13 (15.66%) Test Analyst
6 8 (9.64%) C# .NET Developer
7 7 (8.43%) VB.NET Developer
8 6 (7.23%) Data Analyst
8 6 (7.23%) Database Developer
8 6 (7.23%) Software Developer
8 6 (7.23%) UAT Analyst
8 6 (7.23%) C# Software Developer
8 6 (7.23%) UAT Test Analyst
9 5 (6.02%) DBA
9 5 (6.02%) Database Analyst
10 4 (4.82%) Developer Analyst
11 3 (3.61%) OBIEE Developer
11 3 (3.61%) VB.NET/ASP.NET Developer
11 3 (3.61%) Migration Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (45.78%) .NET
2 16 (19.28%) ASP.NET
2 16 (19.28%) .NET Framework
3 13 (15.66%) CSS
4 11 (13.25%) HTML
5 9 (10.84%) jQuery
6 6 (7.23%) ADO
7 5 (6.02%) ASP.NET MVC
7 5 (6.02%) HTML5
7 5 (6.02%) WCF
7 5 (6.02%) WPF
7 5 (6.02%) XML
8 4 (4.82%) WinForms
8 4 (4.82%) MDX
8 4 (4.82%) ASP.NET 2.0
9 3 (3.61%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 3 (3.61%) Silverlight
9 3 (3.61%) Web Services
9 3 (3.61%) ADO.NET
10 2 (2.41%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 6 (7.23%) Computer Science
2 3 (3.61%) Data Integration
2 3 (3.61%) DTV
3 2 (2.41%) GIS
4 1 (1.20%) Replication
4 1 (1.20%) NHS
4 1 (1.20%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 18 (21.69%) Windows
2 11 (13.25%) Linux
2 11 (13.25%) UNIX
3 5 (6.02%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (6.02%) Windows XP
4 2 (2.41%) Windows 7
4 2 (2.41%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (16.87%) Business Intelligence
2 12 (14.46%) User Acceptance Testing
3 10 (12.05%) Migration
4 9 (10.84%) ETL
5 8 (9.64%) Configuration Management
5 8 (9.64%) MVC
5 8 (9.64%) Performance Tuning
6 7 (8.43%) Software Testing
7 5 (6.02%) Data Analysis
7 5 (6.02%) UML
8 4 (4.82%) E-Commerce
8 4 (4.82%) Data Migration
9 3 (3.61%) Analytics
9 3 (3.61%) Unit Testing
9 3 (3.61%) MVVM
9 3 (3.61%) Digital Marketing
9 3 (3.61%) Asset Management
9 3 (3.61%) Programme Management
9 3 (3.61%) TDD
9 3 (3.61%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 29 (34.94%) C#
2 21 (25.30%) T-SQL
3 9 (10.84%) JavaScript
4 7 (8.43%) VB.NET
5 6 (7.23%) VBA
6 3 (3.61%) XAML
6 3 (3.61%) VB
6 3 (3.61%) Java
7 2 (2.41%) PHP
8 1 (1.20%) PowerShell
8 1 (1.20%) VB6
Qualifications
1 11 (13.25%) Degree
2 7 (8.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 7 (8.43%) ISEB
3 3 (3.61%) Security Cleared
4 2 (2.41%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (2.41%) Chartered Engineer
5 1 (1.20%) MCSE
5 1 (1.20%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (13.25%) ISO 9001
2 9 (10.84%) TickIT
3 2 (2.41%) SLA
3 2 (2.41%) QA
System Software
1 3 (3.61%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (3.61%) SCCM
1 3 (3.61%) SCOM
Vendors
1 31 (37.35%) Oracle
2 23 (27.71%) Microsoft
3 5 (6.02%) SAP
4 4 (4.82%) Sage
5 3 (3.61%) Kaspersky
5 3 (3.61%) Telerik
5 3 (3.61%) VMware
5 3 (3.61%) Citrix
6 2 (2.41%) Siemens
6 2 (2.41%) JD Edwards
6 2 (2.41%) Zend
7 1 (1.20%) HP