The first table below looks at the demand for SQR skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SQR over the 3 months to 30 July 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 London 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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Structured Query Report Writer (SQR)
Rank 404 412 411
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -1
Contract jobs citing SQR 2 9 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.009% 0.037% 0.008%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.020% 0.085% 0.019%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 2
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£563 £450 £538
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -16.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £553 £400 £528
10% offered a daily rate of more than £573 £500 £548
UK excluding London average daily rate - - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Programming Languages Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
9761 10578 10327
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 41.52% 43.59% 39.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 6978 7472 7118
Average daily rate £425 £435 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.29% +2.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 66 104 160
Average hourly rate £34.00 £37.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.33% +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £19.70 £19.52
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £52.50 £48.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
SQR
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SQR
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SQR across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

SQR Jobs Demand Trend in London

SQR
Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SQR across the London region.

SQR Daily Rate Trend in London

SQR
Top 12 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London region citing SQR 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 SQR.

1 3 (100.00%) PeopleSoft
2 2 (66.67%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (66.67%) PeopleSoft HRMS
2 2 (66.67%) SQL
2 2 (66.67%) Oracle
2 2 (66.67%) PeopleCode
2 2 (66.67%) Workflow
2 2 (66.67%) Oracle Workflow
2 2 (66.67%) Relational Database
3 1 (33.33%) Oracle HRMS
3 1 (33.33%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (33.33%) PeopleTools

SQR
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London region citing SQR 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 SQR. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (66.67%) Oracle Workflow
Business Applications
1 2 (66.67%) PeopleSoft HRMS
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle HRMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) Oracle Reports
1 2 (66.67%) Relational Database
2 1 (33.33%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) PeopleTools
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Consultant
1 2 (66.67%) PeopleSoft Consultant
2 1 (33.33%) PeopleSoft Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle HR Consultant
2 1 (33.33%) Peoplesoft Functional Consultant
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle HRMS Consultant
2 1 (33.33%) Functional Consultant
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle Consultant
2 1 (33.33%) Developer
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) SQL
1 2 (66.67%) PeopleCode
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) PeopleSoft
2 2 (66.67%) Oracle