The table below looks at the statistics for SQL skills in IT contracts advertised for the Luton region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SQL over the 3 months to 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Structured Query Language (SQL)
Rank 11 18 10
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -8
Contract jobs citing SQL 25 13 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 13.97% 7.56% 11.01%
As % of the Programming Languages category 43.86% 25.49% 41.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 12 7
Average daily rate £370 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.06% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £266 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £423 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £50.39 - £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £28.69 £28.00
% change year-on-year
-14.60% +2.46%
SQL
Bedfordshire

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

Programming Languages Category
Luton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
57 51 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 31.84% 29.65% 26.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 38 20
Average daily rate £370 £415 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.84% +10.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £596 £570 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 0 1
Average hourly rate £50.68 - £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +5.88%

SQL
Jobs Demand Trend in Luton

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

SQL Jobs Demand Trend in Luton

SQL
Daily Rate Trend in Luton

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

SQL Daily Rate Trend in Luton

SQL
Daily Rate Histogram in Luton

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SQL across the Luton region over the 3 months to 13 February 2016.

SQL Daily Rate Histogram in Luton

SQL
Hourly Rate Trend in Luton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SQL across the Luton region.

SQL Hourly Rate Trend in Luton

SQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Luton

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Luton 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 23 (60.53%) C#
2 21 (55.26%) .NET
3 18 (47.37%) SOA
4 16 (42.11%) Software Engineering
5 15 (39.47%) SQL Server
6 11 (28.95%) ASP.NET
6 11 (28.95%) Unit Testing
7 10 (26.32%) Multithreading
7 10 (26.32%) Software Architecture
8 9 (23.68%) Agile Software Development
8 9 (23.68%) Microsoft
8 9 (23.68%) Analytical Skills
9 8 (21.05%) SOAP
9 8 (21.05%) Data Modelling
9 8 (21.05%) REST
9 8 (21.05%) SC Cleared
9 8 (21.05%) Security Cleared
9 8 (21.05%) JIRA
9 8 (21.05%) WCF
10 7 (18.42%) Reverse Engineering
10 7 (18.42%) Data Transformation
10 7 (18.42%) Low Latency
11 6 (15.79%) MSMQ
11 6 (15.79%) Confluence
12 5 (13.16%) QA
12 5 (13.16%) Test Management
12 5 (13.16%) MS Excel
12 5 (13.16%) ETL
12 5 (13.16%) TDD
12 5 (13.16%) Hybrid Cloud

SQL
Top Related IT Skills in Luton by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Luton 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 6 (15.79%) Confluence
2 4 (10.53%) Apache ServiceMix
2 4 (10.53%) Mule
Applications
1 5 (13.16%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.63%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (2.63%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (2.63%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (2.63%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.26%) SaaS
1 2 (5.26%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.89%) FTP
2 1 (2.63%) Remote Desktop
2 1 (2.63%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (39.47%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.63%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 1 (2.63%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (2.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 8 (21.05%) JIRA
2 4 (10.53%) Bugzilla
2 4 (10.53%) FogBugz
3 2 (5.26%) NUnit
3 2 (5.26%) SoapUI
3 2 (5.26%) SpecFlow
3 2 (5.26%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (5.26%) TeamCity
4 1 (2.63%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (2.63%) ProC
General
1 2 (5.26%) Finance
2 1 (2.63%) Advertising
2 1 (2.63%) Marketing
2 1 (2.63%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (26.32%) Analyst
1 10 (26.32%) Architect
2 9 (23.68%) Software Engineer
3 7 (18.42%) Technical Architect
4 6 (15.79%) Developer
5 4 (10.53%) Data Analyst
5 4 (10.53%) Test Analyst
6 3 (7.89%) ETL Analyst
6 3 (7.89%) SQL Analyst
7 2 (5.26%) Business Data Analyst
7 2 (5.26%) Business Intelligence Analyst
7 2 (5.26%) Lead Architect
7 2 (5.26%) PowerShell Developer
7 2 (5.26%) QA Analyst
7 2 (5.26%) QA Test Analyst
7 2 (5.26%) Senior Developer
7 2 (5.26%) Test Architect
7 2 (5.26%) Test Leader
7 2 (5.26%) Test Manager
8 1 (2.63%) Test Automation Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (55.26%) .NET
2 11 (28.95%) ASP.NET
3 8 (21.05%) REST
3 8 (21.05%) SOAP
3 8 (21.05%) WCF
4 6 (15.79%) MSMQ
5 4 (10.53%) Apache Camel
5 4 (10.53%) Web Services
6 2 (5.26%) .NET Framework
6 2 (5.26%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (5.26%) ASP.NET Web API
6 2 (5.26%) RESTful
7 1 (2.63%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (23.68%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (13.16%) Hybrid Cloud
3 1 (2.63%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.63%) NHS
3 1 (2.63%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 4 (10.53%) Windows
2 2 (5.26%) Linux
3 1 (2.63%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (47.37%) SOA
2 16 (42.11%) Software Engineering
3 11 (28.95%) Unit Testing
4 10 (26.32%) Multithreading
4 10 (26.32%) Software Architecture
5 9 (23.68%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (21.05%) Data Modelling
7 7 (18.42%) Data Transformation
7 7 (18.42%) Low Latency
7 7 (18.42%) Reverse Engineering
8 5 (13.16%) ETL
8 5 (13.16%) TDD
8 5 (13.16%) Test Management
9 4 (10.53%) AOP
9 4 (10.53%) Defect Management
9 4 (10.53%) Enterprise Architecture
9 4 (10.53%) Open Source
9 4 (10.53%) Test Scripting
10 3 (7.89%) Automated Testing
10 3 (7.89%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 23 (60.53%) C#
2 2 (5.26%) Java
2 2 (5.26%) PowerShell
2 2 (5.26%) Ruby
2 2 (5.26%) T-SQL
3 1 (2.63%) C
3 1 (2.63%) C++
3 1 (2.63%) COBOL
3 1 (2.63%) PL/SQL
3 1 (2.63%) Python
Qualifications
1 8 (21.05%) SC Cleared
1 8 (21.05%) Security Cleared
2 4 (10.53%) ISEB
3 2 (5.26%) Degree
3 2 (5.26%) HND
3 2 (5.26%) ISTQB
4 1 (2.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (13.16%) QA
2 2 (5.26%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (2.63%) Terminal Services
Vendors
1 9 (23.68%) Microsoft
2 4 (10.53%) Atlassian
2 4 (10.53%) WSO2
3 1 (2.63%) Oracle