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 31 March 2015 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
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Structured Query Language (SQL)
Rank 7 11 9
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -2
Contract jobs citing SQL 18 16 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 10.17% 6.99% 9.60%
As % of the Programming Languages category 32.73% 25.40% 40.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 10 7
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£400 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.44% -7.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £263 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £457 £460 £398
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £25.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+7.84% -7.27%
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
55 63 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 31.07% 27.51% 23.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 28 19
Average daily rate £350 £420 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £263 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £575 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 11 6
Average hourly rate - £42.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +13.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+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 31 March 2015.

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 31 March 2015, 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 17 (40.48%) HTML
1 17 (40.48%) JavaScript
1 17 (40.48%) Oracle
1 17 (40.48%) CSS
2 15 (35.71%) jQuery
3 12 (28.57%) UNIX
4 10 (23.81%) SQL Server
5 9 (21.43%) Java
5 9 (21.43%) OO
5 9 (21.43%) Eclipse
6 7 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (16.67%) Migration
6 7 (16.67%) PostgreSQL
6 7 (16.67%) NetBeans
6 7 (16.67%) JIRA
6 7 (16.67%) Dojo
6 7 (16.67%) UML
6 7 (16.67%) Tomcat
6 7 (16.67%) Microsoft
6 7 (16.67%) Adobe
6 7 (16.67%) Photoshop
6 7 (16.67%) JSP
6 7 (16.67%) Servlets
6 7 (16.67%) MooTools
6 7 (16.67%) GIMP
7 6 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
7 6 (14.29%) Shell Script
8 5 (11.90%) RDBMS
8 5 (11.90%) STL
8 5 (11.90%) VSS/SourceSafe

SQL
Top Related IT Skills in Middlesex by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, 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 7 (16.67%) Tomcat
2 4 (9.52%) WebSphere
3 3 (7.14%) Apache
4 2 (4.76%) CMS
4 2 (4.76%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (4.76%) SharePoint
5 1 (2.38%) MS Exchange
5 1 (2.38%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (2.38%) Umbraco
5 1 (2.38%) WordPress
5 1 (2.38%) Moodle
5 1 (2.38%) Kentico
5 1 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 7 (16.67%) Photoshop
1 7 (16.67%) GIMP
2 4 (9.52%) MS Office
2 4 (9.52%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.38%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (7.14%) Oracle Utilities
2 2 (4.76%) Oracle Cash Management
3 1 (2.38%) Oracle Assets
3 1 (2.38%) Oracle E-Business Tax
3 1 (2.38%) Oracle Internet Expenses
3 1 (2.38%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
3 1 (2.38%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (2.38%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (2.38%) Oracle General Ledger
3 1 (2.38%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (2.38%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (2.38%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (23.81%) SQL Server
2 7 (16.67%) PostgreSQL
3 6 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (11.90%) Relational Database
4 5 (11.90%) RDBMS
5 4 (9.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (9.52%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (4.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (4.76%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (4.76%) SQLite
6 2 (4.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (2.38%) Big Data
7 1 (2.38%) Oracle Database
7 1 (2.38%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
7 1 (2.38%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (2.38%) MySQL
7 1 (2.38%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (2.38%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 9 (21.43%) Eclipse
2 7 (16.67%) NetBeans
2 7 (16.67%) JIRA
3 5 (11.90%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (11.90%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 5 (11.90%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 2 (4.76%) JUnit
4 2 (4.76%) Visual Studio
4 2 (4.76%) Maven
4 2 (4.76%) IntelliJ
4 2 (4.76%) Log4j
4 2 (4.76%) Git (software)
4 2 (4.76%) Jenkins
5 1 (2.38%) Oracle APEX
5 1 (2.38%) Oracle Forms
General
1 4 (9.52%) Finance
2 2 (4.76%) Marketing
3 1 (2.38%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.38%) Advertising
3 1 (2.38%) Banking
3 1 (2.38%) Retail
Job Titles
1 22 (52.38%) Developer
2 13 (30.95%) Analyst
3 11 (26.19%) Support Analyst
4 9 (21.43%) Applications Support
5 8 (19.05%) Applications Support Analyst
6 5 (11.90%) Java Developer
6 5 (11.90%) C++ Developer
6 5 (11.90%) JavaScript Developer
7 3 (7.14%) Oracle Developer
7 3 (7.14%) Consultant
8 2 (4.76%) J2EE Developer
8 2 (4.76%) Java/J2EE Developer
8 2 (4.76%) ScrumMaster
8 2 (4.76%) CMS Developer
8 2 (4.76%) Front-End Developer
8 2 (4.76%) SQL Developer
8 2 (4.76%) Oracle Consultant
8 2 (4.76%) LODESTAR Consultant
8 2 (4.76%) Development Engineer
9 1 (2.38%) Business Intelligence Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (40.48%) HTML
1 17 (40.48%) CSS
2 15 (35.71%) jQuery
3 7 (16.67%) MooTools
3 7 (16.67%) Dojo
3 7 (16.67%) JSP
3 7 (16.67%) Servlets
4 5 (11.90%) STL
4 5 (11.90%) .NET
5 4 (9.52%) XML
5 4 (9.52%) Spring
6 3 (7.14%) ASP.NET
7 2 (4.76%) JSON
7 2 (4.76%) Spring MVC
7 2 (4.76%) JAX-WS
7 2 (4.76%) Apache CXF
7 2 (4.76%) RESTful
7 2 (4.76%) HTML5
7 2 (4.76%) REST
7 2 (4.76%) JAX-RS
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.76%) Wiki
1 2 (4.76%) Blog
1 2 (4.76%) User Experience
2 1 (2.38%) Clustering
2 1 (2.38%) SCORM
2 1 (2.38%) VLE
2 1 (2.38%) Open Source
2 1 (2.38%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 12 (28.57%) UNIX
2 5 (11.90%) Windows
3 4 (9.52%) AIX
3 4 (9.52%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (2.38%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (21.43%) OO
2 7 (16.67%) UML
2 7 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (16.67%) Migration
3 5 (11.90%) Unit Testing
4 4 (9.52%) Performance Monitoring
5 2 (4.76%) IT Asset Management
5 2 (4.76%) Integration Testing
5 2 (4.76%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (4.76%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (4.76%) Change Control
5 2 (4.76%) Scrum
5 2 (4.76%) Digital Marketing
5 2 (4.76%) TDD
5 2 (4.76%) Asset Management
5 2 (4.76%) OOA/OOD
5 2 (4.76%) ITIL
5 2 (4.76%) MVC
6 1 (2.38%) CRM
6 1 (2.38%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 17 (40.48%) JavaScript
2 9 (21.43%) Java
3 6 (14.29%) Shell Script
4 5 (11.90%) C++
4 5 (11.90%) PL/SQL
4 5 (11.90%) T-SQL
5 4 (9.52%) Korn
5 4 (9.52%) Bash Shell
6 2 (4.76%) XPath
6 2 (4.76%) C#
7 1 (2.38%) PHP
7 1 (2.38%) VB.NET
7 1 (2.38%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2 (4.76%) Degree
2 1 (2.38%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.76%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (2.38%) Active Directory
1 1 (2.38%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (2.38%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 17 (40.48%) Oracle
2 7 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 7 (16.67%) Adobe
3 4 (9.52%) IBM
3 4 (9.52%) VMware
4 2 (4.76%) Cisco
4 2 (4.76%) BMC
5 1 (2.38%) Pegasus