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 18 September 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Structured Query Language (SQL)
Rank 5 18 2
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -16
Contract jobs citing SQL 35 22 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicester 23.49% 11.58% 35.96%
As % of the Programming Languages category 51.47% 20.37% 73.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 7 15
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£318 £300 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.83% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £274 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £400 £365
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.90% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 9 23
Average hourly rate £37.50 £32.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -7.14%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £23.13 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+12.43% -15.90%
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
68 108 87
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicester 45.64% 56.84% 48.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 31 31
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 £255 £210 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £363 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 11 23
Average hourly rate £37.50 £32.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -7.14%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%

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 18 September 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 18 September 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 26 (46.43%) .NET
1 26 (46.43%) SQL Server
2 21 (37.50%) C#
3 20 (35.71%) Oracle
4 18 (32.14%) Microsoft
5 13 (23.21%) T-SQL
5 13 (23.21%) .NET Framework
6 12 (21.43%) HTML
6 12 (21.43%) Visual Studio
6 12 (21.43%) CSS
7 10 (17.86%) ASP.NET
7 10 (17.86%) Windows
8 9 (16.07%) Business Intelligence
8 9 (16.07%) MS Excel
8 9 (16.07%) Relational Database
9 8 (14.29%) Degree
9 8 (14.29%) jQuery
9 8 (14.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 8 (14.29%) MVC
10 7 (12.50%) JavaScript
10 7 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
10 7 (12.50%) ASP.NET MVC
11 6 (10.71%) Analytical Skills
11 6 (10.71%) Linux
11 6 (10.71%) UNIX
11 6 (10.71%) Oracle Reports
11 6 (10.71%) Migration
12 5 (8.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 5 (8.93%) ISO 9001
12 5 (8.93%) MS Office

SQL
Top Related IT Skills in Leicester by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 (5.36%) IIS
2 1 (1.79%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.79%) WebSphere
2 1 (1.79%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 9 (16.07%) MS Excel
2 5 (8.93%) MS Office
3 3 (5.36%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (3.57%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (3.57%) Oracle CRM
1 2 (3.57%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 2 (3.57%) Magento
2 1 (1.79%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.79%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (7.14%) TCP/IP
2 2 (3.57%) Modbus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (46.43%) SQL Server
2 9 (16.07%) Relational Database
3 8 (14.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 6 (10.71%) Oracle Reports
5 5 (8.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 5 (8.93%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (7.14%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (5.36%) OLAP
7 3 (5.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (3.57%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 2 (3.57%) QlikView
8 2 (3.57%) Oracle BI EE
9 1 (1.79%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (1.79%) RDBMS
9 1 (1.79%) VLDB
Development Applications
1 12 (21.43%) Visual Studio
2 5 (8.93%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 3 (5.36%) Microsoft Blend
4 2 (3.57%) Toad
5 1 (1.79%) JMeter
5 1 (1.79%) Maven
5 1 (1.79%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (1.79%) Jenkins
General
1 4 (7.14%) Manufacturing
1 4 (7.14%) Marketing
2 2 (3.57%) Retail
2 2 (3.57%) Back Office
2 2 (3.57%) Electronics
2 2 (3.57%) Telecoms
2 2 (3.57%) Finance
3 1 (1.79%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 33 (58.93%) Developer
2 14 (25.00%) Analyst
3 13 (23.21%) C# Developer
4 12 (21.43%) .NET Developer
5 8 (14.29%) Test Analyst
6 6 (10.71%) Software Developer
6 6 (10.71%) SQL Developer
6 6 (10.71%) C# Software Developer
7 5 (8.93%) C# .NET Developer
7 5 (8.93%) Data Analyst
8 4 (7.14%) DBA
9 3 (5.36%) Project Manager
9 3 (5.36%) VB.NET Developer
9 3 (5.36%) ASP.NET Developer
9 3 (5.36%) SQL Server Developer
9 3 (5.36%) UAT Test Analyst
9 3 (5.36%) UAT Analyst
9 3 (5.36%) Migration Project Manager
10 2 (3.57%) SQL DBA
10 2 (3.57%) Magento Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (46.43%) .NET
2 13 (23.21%) .NET Framework
3 12 (21.43%) HTML
3 12 (21.43%) CSS
4 10 (17.86%) ASP.NET
5 8 (14.29%) jQuery
6 7 (12.50%) ASP.NET MVC
7 5 (8.93%) WCF
7 5 (8.93%) WPF
8 4 (7.14%) HTML5
8 4 (7.14%) MDX
9 3 (5.36%) ADO.NET
9 3 (5.36%) Silverlight
9 3 (5.36%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 2 (3.57%) ASP.NET MVC 3
10 2 (3.57%) Razor View Engine
10 2 (3.57%) ASP.NET MVC 4
10 2 (3.57%) Zend Framework
10 2 (3.57%) WinForms
10 2 (3.57%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.71%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (5.36%) User Experience
2 3 (5.36%) Computer Science
3 2 (3.57%) Fat Client
3 2 (3.57%) iSeries
3 2 (3.57%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (3.57%) Thin Client
3 2 (3.57%) DTV
3 2 (3.57%) AS400
4 1 (1.79%) Replication
4 1 (1.79%) N-Tier
4 1 (1.79%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 10 (17.86%) Windows
2 6 (10.71%) Linux
2 6 (10.71%) UNIX
3 2 (3.57%) Windows XP
3 2 (3.57%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (3.57%) Windows 7
3 2 (3.57%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (16.07%) Business Intelligence
2 8 (14.29%) MVC
3 7 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
4 6 (10.71%) Migration
5 5 (8.93%) Performance Tuning
6 4 (7.14%) Software Testing
6 4 (7.14%) UML
7 3 (5.36%) PRINCE2
7 3 (5.36%) OO
7 3 (5.36%) Configuration Management
7 3 (5.36%) Unit Testing
7 3 (5.36%) ETL
7 3 (5.36%) MVVM
8 2 (3.57%) Digital Marketing
8 2 (3.57%) Line Management
8 2 (3.57%) Dimensional Modelling
8 2 (3.57%) CRM
8 2 (3.57%) E-Commerce
8 2 (3.57%) ITIL
8 2 (3.57%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (37.50%) C#
2 13 (23.21%) T-SQL
3 7 (12.50%) JavaScript
4 3 (5.36%) Java
4 3 (5.36%) VB.NET
4 3 (5.36%) XAML
5 2 (3.57%) VBA
5 2 (3.57%) VB
5 2 (3.57%) PHP
Qualifications
1 8 (14.29%) Degree
2 4 (7.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 4 (7.14%) ISEB
3 3 (5.36%) Security Cleared
4 2 (3.57%) Chartered Engineer
5 1 (1.79%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.79%) MCSE
5 1 (1.79%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.93%) ISO 9001
2 3 (5.36%) TickIT
3 2 (3.57%) QA
System Software
1 3 (5.36%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 20 (35.71%) Oracle
2 18 (32.14%) Microsoft
3 4 (7.14%) SAP
4 3 (5.36%) VMware
4 3 (5.36%) Telerik
5 2 (3.57%) Zend
5 2 (3.57%) Siemens
5 2 (3.57%) JD Edwards
6 1 (1.79%) Sage
6 1 (1.79%) HP