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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Structured Query Language (SQL)
Rank 5 16 2
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -14
Contract jobs citing SQL 34 22 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicester 22.37% 13.17% 34.42%
As % of the Programming Languages category 55.74% 23.40% 72.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 8 11
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.83% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £278 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £400 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 8 15
Average hourly rate £37.50 £33.75 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -3.57%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.38 £26.50 £27.00
% change year-on-year
+3.30% -1.85%
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
61 94 73
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicester 40.13% 56.29% 47.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 29 25
Average daily rate £315 £290 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.62% -3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £193 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £369 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 10 16
Average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%

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 29 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 29 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 33 (54.10%) SQL Server
2 27 (44.26%) .NET
3 23 (37.70%) C#
4 20 (32.79%) Oracle
5 19 (31.15%) T-SQL
6 17 (27.87%) Microsoft
7 13 (21.31%) .NET Framework
8 12 (19.67%) Visual Studio
9 11 (18.03%) HTML
9 11 (18.03%) CSS
9 11 (18.03%) Windows
10 9 (14.75%) ASP.NET
10 9 (14.75%) Business Intelligence
10 9 (14.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 9 (14.75%) Relational Database
11 8 (13.11%) jQuery
11 8 (13.11%) MVC
11 8 (13.11%) Degree
12 7 (11.48%) Migration
12 7 (11.48%) MS Excel
12 7 (11.48%) JavaScript
12 7 (11.48%) User Acceptance Testing
12 7 (11.48%) SQL Server 2008
13 6 (9.84%) Performance Tuning
13 6 (9.84%) ASP.NET MVC
13 6 (9.84%) VBA
13 6 (9.84%) ADO
13 6 (9.84%) Linux
13 6 (9.84%) UNIX
13 6 (9.84%) Oracle Reports

SQL
Top Related IT Skills in Leicester by Category

For the 6 months to 29 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 (4.92%) IIS
2 1 (1.64%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.64%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.64%) WebSphere
2 1 (1.64%) Lync
2 1 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (1.64%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 7 (11.48%) MS Excel
2 5 (8.20%) MS Office
2 5 (8.20%) Spreadsheet
3 3 (4.92%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (4.92%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (3.28%) Oracle CRM
2 2 (3.28%) Magento
3 1 (1.64%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.64%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.28%) TCP/IP
1 2 (3.28%) Modbus
2 1 (1.64%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (54.10%) SQL Server
2 9 (14.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 9 (14.75%) Relational Database
3 7 (11.48%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (9.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 6 (9.84%) Oracle Reports
5 4 (6.56%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (6.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (4.92%) OLAP
7 2 (3.28%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 2 (3.28%) Oracle BI EE
8 1 (1.64%) QlikView
8 1 (1.64%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (1.64%) RDBMS
8 1 (1.64%) VLDB
Development Applications
1 12 (19.67%) Visual Studio
2 5 (8.20%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 3 (4.92%) Microsoft Blend
4 2 (3.28%) Toad
5 1 (1.64%) JMeter
5 1 (1.64%) Maven
5 1 (1.64%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (1.64%) Jenkins
General
1 5 (8.20%) Marketing
2 4 (6.56%) Finance
2 4 (6.56%) Manufacturing
3 3 (4.92%) Electronics
3 3 (4.92%) Telecoms
3 3 (4.92%) Retail
4 1 (1.64%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 38 (62.30%) Developer
2 17 (27.87%) Analyst
3 16 (26.23%) C# Developer
4 12 (19.67%) .NET Developer
5 8 (13.11%) Test Analyst
6 7 (11.48%) Data Analyst
6 7 (11.48%) SQL Developer
7 6 (9.84%) Software Developer
7 6 (9.84%) C# Software Developer
7 6 (9.84%) C# .NET Developer
7 6 (9.84%) Database Developer
8 5 (8.20%) DBA
8 5 (8.20%) Database Analyst
9 4 (6.56%) VB.NET Developer
9 4 (6.56%) Developer Analyst
10 3 (4.92%) SQL DBA
10 3 (4.92%) SQL Server Developer
10 3 (4.92%) SQL Server DBA
10 3 (4.92%) Project Manager
10 3 (4.92%) UAT Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (44.26%) .NET
2 13 (21.31%) .NET Framework
3 11 (18.03%) CSS
3 11 (18.03%) HTML
4 9 (14.75%) ASP.NET
5 8 (13.11%) jQuery
6 6 (9.84%) ASP.NET MVC
6 6 (9.84%) ADO
7 5 (8.20%) WCF
7 5 (8.20%) WPF
8 4 (6.56%) WinForms
8 4 (6.56%) HTML5
8 4 (6.56%) MDX
9 3 (4.92%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 3 (4.92%) Silverlight
9 3 (4.92%) ADO.NET
10 2 (3.28%) Zend Framework
10 2 (3.28%) ASP.NET MVC 4
10 2 (3.28%) ASP.NET MVC 3
11 1 (1.64%) Razor View Engine
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.92%) DTV
1 3 (4.92%) Computer Science
2 1 (1.64%) Replication
2 1 (1.64%) N-Tier
2 1 (1.64%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 11 (18.03%) Windows
2 6 (9.84%) Linux
2 6 (9.84%) UNIX
3 3 (4.92%) Windows XP
3 3 (4.92%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (3.28%) Windows 7
4 2 (3.28%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (14.75%) Business Intelligence
2 8 (13.11%) MVC
3 7 (11.48%) Migration
3 7 (11.48%) User Acceptance Testing
4 6 (9.84%) Performance Tuning
5 4 (6.56%) Software Testing
5 4 (6.56%) UML
6 3 (4.92%) PRINCE2
6 3 (4.92%) ETL
6 3 (4.92%) OO
6 3 (4.92%) Configuration Management
6 3 (4.92%) Programme Management
6 3 (4.92%) Unit Testing
6 3 (4.92%) Digital Marketing
6 3 (4.92%) MVVM
7 2 (3.28%) Dimensional Modelling
7 2 (3.28%) Data Analysis
7 2 (3.28%) TDD
7 2 (3.28%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (3.28%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 23 (37.70%) C#
2 19 (31.15%) T-SQL
3 7 (11.48%) JavaScript
4 6 (9.84%) VBA
5 4 (6.56%) VB.NET
6 3 (4.92%) XAML
6 3 (4.92%) Java
7 2 (3.28%) PHP
7 2 (3.28%) VB
Qualifications
1 8 (13.11%) Degree
2 4 (6.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 4 (6.56%) ISEB
3 3 (4.92%) Security Cleared
4 2 (3.28%) Chartered Engineer
4 2 (3.28%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.64%) MCSE
5 1 (1.64%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.20%) ISO 9001
2 3 (4.92%) TickIT
3 2 (3.28%) QA
4 1 (1.64%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (4.92%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (1.64%) SCCM
1 1 (1.64%) SCOM
Vendors
1 20 (32.79%) Oracle
2 17 (27.87%) Microsoft
3 5 (8.20%) SAP
4 4 (6.56%) Sage
5 3 (4.92%) VMware
5 3 (4.92%) Telerik
6 2 (3.28%) Zend
6 2 (3.28%) Siemens
6 2 (3.28%) JD Edwards
7 1 (1.64%) Kaspersky
7 1 (1.64%) HP
7 1 (1.64%) Citrix