The table below looks at the statistics for SQL skills in IT contracts advertised for the Middlesex region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SQL over the 3 months to 27 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Structured Query Language (SQL)
Rank 13 4 8
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +4
Contract jobs citing SQL 20 26 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 8.23% 10.24% 9.23%
As % of the Programming Languages category 25.00% 38.81% 46.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 7 16
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£301 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £270 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £450 £395
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £26.96 £26.37
% change year-on-year
-3.54% +2.23%
SQL
South East

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

Programming Languages Category
Middlesex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
80 67 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 32.92% 26.38% 19.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 31 26
Average daily rate £350 £323 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.52% -0.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £265 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £450 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 2
Average hourly rate £41.25 £37.50 £43.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -14.28%
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 Middlesex

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

SQL Jobs Demand Trend in Middlesex

SQL
Daily Rate Trend in Middlesex

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

SQL Daily Rate Trend in Middlesex

SQL
Daily Rate Histogram in Middlesex

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SQL across the Middlesex region over the 3 months to 27 August 2014.

SQL Daily Rate Histogram in Middlesex

SQL
Hourly Rate Trend in Middlesex

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

SQL Hourly Rate Trend in Middlesex

SQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Middlesex

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Middlesex 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 15 (48.39%) PL/SQL
2 12 (38.71%) XML
3 11 (35.48%) SQL Server
4 10 (32.26%) SAS
4 10 (32.26%) Cognos
4 10 (32.26%) Data Management
4 10 (32.26%) CDISC
4 10 (32.26%) Spotfire
4 10 (32.26%) Data Mapping
5 8 (25.81%) Oracle
6 6 (19.35%) Business Intelligence
6 6 (19.35%) T-SQL
7 5 (16.13%) UNIX
7 5 (16.13%) Windows
7 5 (16.13%) Linux
8 4 (12.90%) ASP.NET
8 4 (12.90%) C#
8 4 (12.90%) .NET
8 4 (12.90%) Crystal Reports
8 4 (12.90%) SQL Server 2008
9 3 (9.68%) Oracle Database
9 3 (9.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 3 (9.68%) Business Objects
9 3 (9.68%) HTML
9 3 (9.68%) MS Excel
9 3 (9.68%) SQL Server 2000
9 3 (9.68%) MVC
10 2 (6.45%) Telecoms
10 2 (6.45%) Toad
10 2 (6.45%) DTV

SQL
Top Related IT Skills in Middlesex by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Middlesex 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 10 (32.26%) SAS
2 2 (6.45%) SharePoint
3 1 (3.23%) IIS
3 1 (3.23%) Oracle UPK
Applications
1 3 (9.68%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.23%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 1 (3.23%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (3.23%) Oracle General Ledger
1 1 (3.23%) Oracle Payables
1 1 (3.23%) Oracle Assets
1 1 (3.23%) Oracle Internet Expenses
1 1 (3.23%) Oracle AGIS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.45%) LAN
1 2 (6.45%) WAN
2 1 (3.23%) VPN
2 1 (3.23%) SAN
2 1 (3.23%) Internet
2 1 (3.23%) Extranet
2 1 (3.23%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (35.48%) SQL Server
2 10 (32.26%) Spotfire
3 4 (12.90%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (12.90%) Crystal Reports
4 3 (9.68%) SQL Server 2000
4 3 (9.68%) Oracle Database
4 3 (9.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (6.45%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (6.45%) Oracle BI EE
5 2 (6.45%) SQL Navigator
6 1 (3.23%) Oracle Discoverer
6 1 (3.23%) RDBMS
6 1 (3.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (3.23%) JasperReports
6 1 (3.23%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (3.23%) MS Access
6 1 (3.23%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (3.23%) QlikView
6 1 (3.23%) Relational Database
6 1 (3.23%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 2 (6.45%) Toad
2 1 (3.23%) Oracle Forms
General
1 2 (6.45%) Telecoms
1 2 (6.45%) Finance
2 1 (3.23%) Games
2 1 (3.23%) General Ledger
2 1 (3.23%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 11 (35.48%) Consultant
2 10 (32.26%) SAS Consultant
3 8 (25.81%) Developer
3 8 (25.81%) Analyst
4 3 (9.68%) Data Analyst
4 3 (9.68%) Crystal Reports Developer
4 3 (9.68%) Report Developer
5 2 (6.45%) Web Developer
5 2 (6.45%) Oracle Analyst
5 2 (6.45%) SQL DBA
5 2 (6.45%) Applications Support Analyst
5 2 (6.45%) Test Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) DBA
5 2 (6.45%) Support Analyst
5 2 (6.45%) Applications Support
6 1 (3.23%) Report Analyst
6 1 (3.23%) Test Analyst
6 1 (3.23%) Coordinator
6 1 (3.23%) Architect
6 1 (3.23%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (38.71%) XML
2 4 (12.90%) ASP.NET
2 4 (12.90%) .NET
3 3 (9.68%) HTML
4 2 (6.45%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 2 (6.45%) JSON
4 2 (6.45%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (3.23%) HTML5
5 1 (3.23%) J2EE
5 1 (3.23%) CSS
5 1 (3.23%) JSP
5 1 (3.23%) STL
5 1 (3.23%) Web Services
5 1 (3.23%) Hibernate
5 1 (3.23%) Spring
5 1 (3.23%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.45%) DTV
2 1 (3.23%) CLARiiON
2 1 (3.23%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 5 (16.13%) UNIX
1 5 (16.13%) Windows
1 5 (16.13%) Linux
2 1 (3.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (3.23%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (32.26%) Data Management
1 10 (32.26%) Data Mapping
2 6 (19.35%) Business Intelligence
3 3 (9.68%) MVC
4 2 (6.45%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (6.45%) Data Modelling
4 2 (6.45%) Test Strategy
4 2 (6.45%) Software Testing
5 1 (3.23%) Requirements Analysis
5 1 (3.23%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (3.23%) Data Migration
5 1 (3.23%) Data Cleansing
5 1 (3.23%) Data Transformation
5 1 (3.23%) Automation Testing
5 1 (3.23%) Test Automation
5 1 (3.23%) ETL
5 1 (3.23%) Six Sigma
5 1 (3.23%) ITIL
5 1 (3.23%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 15 (48.39%) PL/SQL
2 6 (19.35%) T-SQL
3 4 (12.90%) C#
4 2 (6.45%) JavaScript
4 2 (6.45%) VB.NET
4 2 (6.45%) VBA
5 1 (3.23%) C++
5 1 (3.23%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (3.23%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (32.26%) CDISC
2 1 (3.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (3.23%) Active Directory
1 1 (3.23%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (3.23%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 10 (32.26%) Cognos
2 8 (25.81%) Oracle
3 3 (9.68%) Business Objects
4 2 (6.45%) VMware
5 1 (3.23%) 3PAR
5 1 (3.23%) SAP
5 1 (3.23%) Sybase
5 1 (3.23%) Microsoft
5 1 (3.23%) HP
5 1 (3.23%) EMC
5 1 (3.23%) Manugistics
5 1 (3.23%) NetApp
5 1 (3.23%) Red Hat
5 1 (3.23%) ReadSoft