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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Structured Query Language (SQL)
Rank 6 4 15
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +11
Contract jobs citing SQL 21 34 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicester 13.13% 22.52% 13.17%
As % of the Programming Languages category 29.17% 55.74% 23.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 18 8
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£350 £333 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +10.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £225 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 12 8
Average hourly rate - £37.50 £33.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +11.11%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.31 £26.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
+8.89% -1.88%
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
72 61 93
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicester 45.00% 40.40% 55.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 26 29
Average daily rate £350 £315 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +8.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £245 £193
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £425 £369
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 15 10
Average hourly rate - £37.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.50 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +2.94%

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 28 August 2015.

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 28 August 2015, 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 28 (70.00%) C#
2 23 (57.50%) .NET
3 16 (40.00%) ASP.NET
4 14 (35.00%) SQL Server
4 14 (35.00%) HTML
5 13 (32.50%) Visual Studio
6 12 (30.00%) CSS
6 12 (30.00%) Microsoft
7 11 (27.50%) Finance
7 11 (27.50%) SQL Server 2008
8 10 (25.00%) .NET Framework
8 10 (25.00%) MVC
8 10 (25.00%) Web Services
8 10 (25.00%) JavaScript
9 9 (22.50%) MS Excel
9 9 (22.50%) Agile Software Development
9 9 (22.50%) Waterfall
9 9 (22.50%) WCF
10 8 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 8 (20.00%) jQuery
10 8 (20.00%) V-Model
10 8 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 8 (20.00%) Degree
10 8 (20.00%) Software Engineering
10 8 (20.00%) UML
10 8 (20.00%) CSS3
11 7 (17.50%) HTML5
11 7 (17.50%) TickIT
11 7 (17.50%) MS Office
11 7 (17.50%) ISO 9001

SQL
Top Related IT Skills in Leicester by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 (7.50%) IIS
2 2 (5.00%) Umbraco
3 1 (2.50%) CMS
Applications
1 9 (22.50%) MS Excel
2 7 (17.50%) MS PowerPoint
2 7 (17.50%) MS Office
3 1 (2.50%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (5.00%) Movex
1 2 (5.00%) Infor M3
2 1 (2.50%) SyteLine
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.50%) IBM PureFlex
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.00%) SAN
2 1 (2.50%) Internet
2 1 (2.50%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (35.00%) SQL Server
2 11 (27.50%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 8 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (12.50%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (5.00%) Relational Database
5 2 (5.00%) MySQL
5 2 (5.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (5.00%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (2.50%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (2.50%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 13 (32.50%) Visual Studio
2 1 (2.50%) Subversion
2 1 (2.50%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 11 (27.50%) Finance
2 4 (10.00%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.50%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 18 (45.00%) Developer
2 8 (20.00%) .NET Developer
2 8 (20.00%) C# Developer
2 8 (20.00%) Software Engineer
3 7 (17.50%) Lead Software Engineer
4 6 (15.00%) C# .NET Developer
5 4 (10.00%) VB.NET Developer
5 4 (10.00%) Web Developer
5 4 (10.00%) Consultant
5 4 (10.00%) DBA
6 3 (7.50%) Junior
6 3 (7.50%) Support Engineer
6 3 (7.50%) Administrator
6 3 (7.50%) Junior Developer
7 2 (5.00%) SQL DBA
7 2 (5.00%) .NET Web Developer
7 2 (5.00%) Junior C# Developer
7 2 (5.00%) Senior DBA
7 2 (5.00%) Graduate Developer
7 2 (5.00%) C# Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (57.50%) .NET
2 16 (40.00%) ASP.NET
3 14 (35.00%) HTML
4 12 (30.00%) CSS
5 10 (25.00%) Web Services
5 10 (25.00%) .NET Framework
6 9 (22.50%) WCF
7 8 (20.00%) jQuery
7 8 (20.00%) CSS3
8 7 (17.50%) HTML5
9 5 (12.50%) ASP.NET MVC 2
9 5 (12.50%) WPF
10 4 (10.00%) WinForms
10 4 (10.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
11 3 (7.50%) ASP.NET MVC
11 3 (7.50%) JSON
12 2 (5.00%) Entity Framework
12 2 (5.00%) XML
12 2 (5.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 1 (2.50%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 7 (17.50%) Computer Science
2 4 (10.00%) Life Science
2 4 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (5.00%) iSeries
4 1 (2.50%) iPad
4 1 (2.50%) N-Tier
4 1 (2.50%) EPoS
4 1 (2.50%) GIS
4 1 (2.50%) Tandem
4 1 (2.50%) SCADA
4 1 (2.50%) Data Structures
4 1 (2.50%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 6 (15.00%) Windows
2 1 (2.50%) Windows XP
2 1 (2.50%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (25.00%) MVC
2 9 (22.50%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (22.50%) Waterfall
3 8 (20.00%) UML
3 8 (20.00%) Software Engineering
3 8 (20.00%) V-Model
4 4 (10.00%) E-Commerce
4 4 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
4 4 (10.00%) Migration
5 3 (7.50%) Logistics
5 3 (7.50%) Software Testing
5 3 (7.50%) Web Development
6 2 (5.00%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (5.00%) ERP
6 2 (5.00%) SDLC
7 1 (2.50%) Change Control
7 1 (2.50%) Kimball Methodology
7 1 (2.50%) Inmon Methodology
7 1 (2.50%) Performance Tuning
7 1 (2.50%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 28 (70.00%) C#
2 10 (25.00%) JavaScript
3 6 (15.00%) T-SQL
4 5 (12.50%) VB
5 4 (10.00%) VB.NET
6 1 (2.50%) VBA
Qualifications
1 8 (20.00%) Degree
2 3 (7.50%) Chartered Engineer
3 1 (2.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (17.50%) ISO 9001
1 7 (17.50%) TickIT
2 1 (2.50%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.50%) NFS
1 1 (2.50%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (2.50%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (5.00%) MOM
Vendors
1 12 (30.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (7.50%) NetApp
3 2 (5.00%) VMware
3 2 (5.00%) StreamServe
3 2 (5.00%) Infor
4 1 (2.50%) Veeam
4 1 (2.50%) Tableau
4 1 (2.50%) Sophos
4 1 (2.50%) HP
4 1 (2.50%) IBM
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