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 5 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Structured Query Language (SQL)
Rank 3 8 18
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +10
Contract jobs citing SQL 30 21 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 19.87% 11.41% 3.59%
As % of the Programming Languages category 50.85% 29.58% 20.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 16 3
Average daily rate £350 £375 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +42.85%
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £28.60 £27.20
% change year-on-year
-14.32% +5.12%
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
59 71 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 39.07% 38.59% 17.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 49 13
Average daily rate £350 £375 £468
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -19.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £281 £319
10% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £450 £603
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £355 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +9.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 1 6
Average hourly rate £44.00 £45.50 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.29% +7.05%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £35.50 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+12.67% +4.41%

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 5 February 2016.

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 5 February 2016, 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 42 (72.41%) Oracle
2 30 (51.72%) C
2 30 (51.72%) C++
3 27 (46.55%) Unix
3 27 (46.55%) Linux
4 26 (44.83%) STL
4 26 (44.83%) Perl
4 26 (44.83%) Multithreading
4 26 (44.83%) Boost C++ Libraries
5 9 (15.52%) Git (software)
5 9 (15.52%) Microsoft
6 8 (13.79%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (12.07%) PL/SQL
7 7 (12.07%) SQL Server
7 7 (12.07%) Oracle Database
8 6 (10.34%) Windows
8 6 (10.34%) Active Directory
8 6 (10.34%) Software Engineering
9 5 (8.62%) Ant
9 5 (8.62%) Enterprise Software
9 5 (8.62%) Jenkins
9 5 (8.62%) Microsoft Azure
9 5 (8.62%) Azure SQL Database
9 5 (8.62%) Oracle Database 11g
9 5 (8.62%) Continuous Integration
9 5 (8.62%) JIRA
9 5 (8.62%) Maven
10 4 (6.90%) Oracle APEX
10 4 (6.90%) Hudson
10 4 (6.90%) SCCM

SQL
Top Related IT Skills in Middlesex by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 4 (6.90%) OpenStack
2 2 (3.45%) SAS
3 1 (1.72%) Node.js
3 1 (1.72%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.72%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (5.17%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.72%) GIMP
2 1 (1.72%) MS Office
2 1 (1.72%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (1.72%) Cognos Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.72%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.72%) Hyperion Planning
1 1 (1.72%) Northgate Housing
1 1 (1.72%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
1 1 (1.72%) SAP APO
Cloud Services
1 5 (8.62%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (6.90%) Azure Active Directory
3 3 (5.17%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.72%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (12.07%) Oracle Database
1 7 (12.07%) SQL Server
2 5 (8.62%) Azure SQL Database
2 5 (8.62%) Oracle Database 11g
3 3 (5.17%) Relational Database
4 2 (3.45%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (3.45%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (1.72%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (1.72%) Data Mining
5 1 (1.72%) DB2
5 1 (1.72%) Essbase
5 1 (1.72%) GIS
5 1 (1.72%) JasperReports
5 1 (1.72%) MS Access
5 1 (1.72%) MySQL
5 1 (1.72%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.72%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.72%) SAP BI
5 1 (1.72%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (1.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 9 (15.52%) Git (software)
2 5 (8.62%) Ant
2 5 (8.62%) Jenkins
2 5 (8.62%) JIRA
2 5 (8.62%) Maven
3 4 (6.90%) Hudson
3 4 (6.90%) Oracle APEX
3 4 (6.90%) Subversion
4 2 (3.45%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (1.72%) AccuRev
5 1 (1.72%) DbUnit
5 1 (1.72%) EasyMock
5 1 (1.72%) Grunt
5 1 (1.72%) HttpUnit
5 1 (1.72%) JUnit
5 1 (1.72%) Protractor
5 1 (1.72%) Toad
General
1 4 (6.90%) Billing
2 2 (3.45%) Marketing
3 1 (1.72%) Finance
3 1 (1.72%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 37 (63.79%) Developer
2 25 (43.10%) C++ Developer
2 25 (43.10%) Oracle Developer
3 19 (32.76%) Unix Engineer
4 18 (31.03%) Linux Developer
4 18 (31.03%) Linux Engineer
4 18 (31.03%) SQL Developer
4 18 (31.03%) Unix Developer
4 18 (31.03%) Unix Linux Engineer
5 9 (15.52%) C++ Software Developer
6 8 (13.79%) Software Developer
7 6 (10.34%) Analyst
7 6 (10.34%) C++ Software Engineer
7 6 (10.34%) Software Engineer
8 4 (6.90%) C Software Engineer
8 4 (6.90%) C/C++ Embedded Software Engineer
8 4 (6.90%) C/C++ Software Engineer
8 4 (6.90%) Embedded C Engineer
8 4 (6.90%) Embedded Engineer
8 4 (6.90%) Embedded Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (44.83%) Boost C++ Libraries
1 26 (44.83%) STL
2 2 (3.45%) AngularJS
2 2 (3.45%) HTML
2 2 (3.45%) jQuery
3 1 (1.72%) .NET
3 1 (1.72%) Ajax
3 1 (1.72%) Apache Wicket
3 1 (1.72%) EclipseLink
3 1 (1.72%) GWT
3 1 (1.72%) ICEfaces
3 1 (1.72%) J2EE
3 1 (1.72%) Java EE
3 1 (1.72%) JPA
3 1 (1.72%) MooTools
3 1 (1.72%) PrimeFaces
3 1 (1.72%) RESTful
3 1 (1.72%) RichFaces
3 1 (1.72%) Spring MVC
3 1 (1.72%) Struts2
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.62%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (5.17%) Computer Science
3 2 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.45%) Visualisation
4 1 (1.72%) Clustering
4 1 (1.72%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 27 (46.55%) Linux
1 27 (46.55%) Unix
2 6 (10.34%) Windows
3 4 (6.90%) VMS
4 1 (1.72%) Windows Mobile
4 1 (1.72%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (1.72%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (44.83%) Multithreading
2 8 (13.79%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (10.34%) Software Engineering
4 5 (8.62%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (6.90%) DevOps
5 4 (6.90%) Migration
5 4 (6.90%) Scrum
5 4 (6.90%) SOA
5 4 (6.90%) Software Architecture
5 4 (6.90%) Software Deployment
5 4 (6.90%) Validation
6 3 (5.17%) Analytics
6 3 (5.17%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (5.17%) Configuration Management
6 3 (5.17%) Service Management
6 3 (5.17%) Use Case
7 2 (3.45%) Cluster Analysis
7 2 (3.45%) Data Management
7 2 (3.45%) Data Migration
7 2 (3.45%) Data Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 30 (51.72%) C
1 30 (51.72%) C++
2 26 (44.83%) Perl
3 7 (12.07%) PL/SQL
4 4 (6.90%) Embedded C
4 4 (6.90%) Embedded C++
4 4 (6.90%) PowerShell
4 4 (6.90%) Python
4 4 (6.90%) Ruby
5 2 (3.45%) Java
5 2 (3.45%) JavaScript
5 2 (3.45%) VBA
6 1 (1.72%) C#
6 1 (1.72%) MapBasic
Qualifications
1 2 (3.45%) MCSE
1 2 (3.45%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (1.72%) Degree
2 1 (1.72%) SC Cleared
2 1 (1.72%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 6 (10.34%) Active Directory
2 4 (6.90%) Docker
3 1 (1.72%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.72%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (6.90%) Ansible
1 4 (6.90%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (6.90%) Puppet
1 4 (6.90%) SCCM
1 4 (6.90%) SCOM
2 1 (1.72%) Oracle Flashback
2 1 (1.72%) Oracle Identity Manager
2 1 (1.72%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 42 (72.41%) Oracle
2 9 (15.52%) Microsoft
3 4 (6.90%) Splunk
4 3 (5.17%) Dell
5 2 (3.45%) Citrix
5 2 (3.45%) Teradata
6 1 (1.72%) Adobe
6 1 (1.72%) Cisco
6 1 (1.72%) Cognos
6 1 (1.72%) Hyperion
6 1 (1.72%) JD Edwards
6 1 (1.72%) Mapinfo
6 1 (1.72%) Northgate
6 1 (1.72%) Orchard
6 1 (1.72%) Sage
6 1 (1.72%) SAP
6 1 (1.72%) VMware
6 1 (1.72%) Xamarin
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