The table below looks at the statistics 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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Structured Query Language (SQL)
Rank 9 10 2
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -8
Contract jobs citing SQL 15 33 71
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicester 12.93% 17.46% 36.41%
As % of the Programming Languages category 29.41% 26.83% 71.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 11 15
Average daily rate
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£320 £300 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £350 £340
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 14 29
Average hourly rate £37.50 £34.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.29% -2.85%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £24.25 £28.50
% change year-on-year
+7.21% -14.91%
SQL
Leicestershire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the Leicester region.

Programming Languages Category
Leicester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
51 123 100
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicester 43.97% 65.08% 51.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 41 31
Average daily rate £275 £290 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.17% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £211 £210 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £333 £375 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 16 30
Average hourly rate £37.50 £34.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.69% -1.42%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+4.47% -4.28%

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
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 21 October 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 21 (48.84%) .NET
2 18 (41.86%) C#
2 18 (41.86%) Oracle
3 17 (39.53%) SQL Server
3 17 (39.53%) Microsoft
4 13 (30.23%) .NET Framework
5 12 (27.91%) Visual Studio
6 10 (23.26%) Windows
7 9 (20.93%) ASP.NET
7 9 (20.93%) CSS
7 9 (20.93%) MS Excel
7 9 (20.93%) HTML
7 9 (20.93%) Relational Database
8 8 (18.60%) Degree
9 7 (16.28%) User Acceptance Testing
9 7 (16.28%) jQuery
9 7 (16.28%) MVC
9 7 (16.28%) ASP.NET MVC
10 6 (13.95%) UNIX
10 6 (13.95%) Business Intelligence
10 6 (13.95%) Oracle Reports
10 6 (13.95%) Linux
11 5 (11.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 5 (11.63%) WCF
11 5 (11.63%) WPF
11 5 (11.63%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 5 (11.63%) MS Office
11 5 (11.63%) ISO 9001
12 4 (9.30%) TCP/IP
12 4 (9.30%) ISEB

SQL
Top Related IT Skills in Leicester by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 (6.98%) IIS
2 2 (4.65%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.33%) WebSphere
3 1 (2.33%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (2.33%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 9 (20.93%) MS Excel
2 5 (11.63%) MS Office
3 3 (6.98%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (2.33%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (2.33%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (9.30%) TCP/IP
2 2 (4.65%) Modbus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (39.53%) SQL Server
2 9 (20.93%) Relational Database
3 6 (13.95%) Oracle Reports
4 5 (11.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 3 (6.98%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (6.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (6.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (4.65%) QlikView
6 2 (4.65%) OLAP
6 2 (4.65%) Oracle BI EE
6 2 (4.65%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (4.65%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (2.33%) RDBMS
7 1 (2.33%) VLDB
Development Applications
1 12 (27.91%) Visual Studio
2 5 (11.63%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 3 (6.98%) Microsoft Blend
4 2 (4.65%) Toad
5 1 (2.33%) JMeter
5 1 (2.33%) Maven
5 1 (2.33%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (2.33%) Jenkins
General
1 2 (4.65%) Back Office
1 2 (4.65%) Manufacturing
1 2 (4.65%) Retail
2 1 (2.33%) Marketing
2 1 (2.33%) Advertising
2 1 (2.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 21 (48.84%) Developer
2 13 (30.23%) Analyst
3 10 (23.26%) C# Developer
4 9 (20.93%) .NET Developer
5 8 (18.60%) Test Analyst
6 6 (13.95%) Software Developer
6 6 (13.95%) C# Software Developer
7 5 (11.63%) DBA
8 4 (9.30%) Data Analyst
8 4 (9.30%) C# .NET Developer
9 3 (6.98%) UAT Test Analyst
9 3 (6.98%) UAT Analyst
9 3 (6.98%) SQL DBA
10 2 (4.65%) ASP.NET Developer
10 2 (4.65%) SQL Server DBA
10 2 (4.65%) Test Engineer
10 2 (4.65%) Web Developer
10 2 (4.65%) Support Technician
10 2 (4.65%) Applications Support
10 2 (4.65%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (48.84%) .NET
2 13 (30.23%) .NET Framework
3 9 (20.93%) HTML
3 9 (20.93%) ASP.NET
3 9 (20.93%) CSS
4 7 (16.28%) jQuery
4 7 (16.28%) ASP.NET MVC
5 5 (11.63%) WCF
5 5 (11.63%) WPF
6 3 (6.98%) Silverlight
6 3 (6.98%) HTML5
6 3 (6.98%) ADO.NET
6 3 (6.98%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 2 (4.65%) Ajax
7 2 (4.65%) ASP.NET MVC 3
7 2 (4.65%) Razor View Engine
7 2 (4.65%) ASP.NET MVC 4
8 1 (2.33%) Java EE
8 1 (2.33%) J2EE
8 1 (2.33%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.98%) Computer Science
1 3 (6.98%) User Experience
2 2 (4.65%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.65%) Thin Client
2 2 (4.65%) AS400
2 2 (4.65%) Fat Client
2 2 (4.65%) iSeries
2 2 (4.65%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.33%) Replication
3 1 (2.33%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 10 (23.26%) Windows
2 6 (13.95%) Linux
2 6 (13.95%) UNIX
3 2 (4.65%) Windows XP
3 2 (4.65%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (4.65%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (16.28%) MVC
1 7 (16.28%) User Acceptance Testing
2 6 (13.95%) Business Intelligence
3 4 (9.30%) UML
3 4 (9.30%) Migration
3 4 (9.30%) Software Testing
4 3 (6.98%) MVVM
4 3 (6.98%) Performance Tuning
4 3 (6.98%) Unit Testing
4 3 (6.98%) Configuration Management
5 2 (4.65%) ITIL
5 2 (4.65%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (4.65%) TDD
5 2 (4.65%) Data Analysis
5 2 (4.65%) Line Management
5 2 (4.65%) ETL
5 2 (4.65%) Analytics
6 1 (2.33%) Memory Management
6 1 (2.33%) Wealth Management
6 1 (2.33%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 18 (41.86%) C#
2 4 (9.30%) JavaScript
2 4 (9.30%) T-SQL
3 3 (6.98%) XAML
4 2 (4.65%) VB
5 1 (2.33%) VB.NET
5 1 (2.33%) Java
Qualifications
1 8 (18.60%) Degree
2 4 (9.30%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 4 (9.30%) ISEB
3 2 (4.65%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (4.65%) Chartered Engineer
4 1 (2.33%) Security Cleared
4 1 (2.33%) MCSE
4 1 (2.33%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (11.63%) ISO 9001
2 3 (6.98%) TickIT
3 2 (4.65%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 18 (41.86%) Oracle
2 17 (39.53%) Microsoft
3 3 (6.98%) Telerik
4 2 (4.65%) Siemens
5 1 (2.33%) VMware
5 1 (2.33%) HP
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