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 17 December 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
17 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Structured Query Language (SQL)
Rank 6 14 7
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -7
Contract jobs citing SQL 21 15 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 10.77% 6.70% 11.07%
As % of the Programming Languages category 30.43% 31.25% 58.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 9 16
Average daily rate
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£281 £484 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-41.94% +48.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £369 £303
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £505 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £22.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-3.70% -10.00%
SQL
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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
69 48 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 35.38% 21.43% 18.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 26 32
Average daily rate £325 £440 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.13% +17.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £285 £281
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £550 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 1
Average hourly rate £45.50 £42.50 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.05% +93.18%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+9.23% -7.14%

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 17 December 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 17 December 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 17 (39.53%) Oracle
2 16 (37.21%) UNIX
3 14 (32.56%) PL/SQL
4 12 (27.91%) XML
5 11 (25.58%) JavaScript
5 11 (25.58%) HTML
5 11 (25.58%) SQL Server
6 10 (23.26%) CSS
6 10 (23.26%) Cognos
6 10 (23.26%) SAS
6 10 (23.26%) Data Management
6 10 (23.26%) Spotfire
6 10 (23.26%) CDISC
6 10 (23.26%) Data Mapping
7 9 (20.93%) jQuery
8 7 (16.28%) Migration
8 7 (16.28%) JIRA
8 7 (16.28%) RDBMS
8 7 (16.28%) Microsoft
8 7 (16.28%) C++
8 7 (16.28%) T-SQL
8 7 (16.28%) STL
8 7 (16.28%) Relational Database
9 6 (13.95%) SQL Server 2008
9 6 (13.95%) Shell Script
10 5 (11.63%) MS Excel
10 5 (11.63%) OO
10 5 (11.63%) Java
10 5 (11.63%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 5 (11.63%) Team Foundation Server

SQL
Top Related IT Skills in Middlesex by Category

For the 6 months to 17 December 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 (23.26%) SAS
2 3 (6.98%) Tomcat
3 2 (4.65%) WebSphere
4 1 (2.33%) Kentico
4 1 (2.33%) Oracle UPK
4 1 (2.33%) CMS
4 1 (2.33%) Apache
Applications
1 5 (11.63%) MS Excel
2 4 (9.30%) GIMP
2 4 (9.30%) Photoshop
2 4 (9.30%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.33%) Oracle Payables
1 1 (2.33%) Oracle Assets
1 1 (2.33%) Oracle Internet Expenses
1 1 (2.33%) Oracle AGIS
1 1 (2.33%) Oracle General Ledger
1 1 (2.33%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.33%) Amazon EC2
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (25.58%) SQL Server
2 10 (23.26%) Spotfire
3 7 (16.28%) RDBMS
3 7 (16.28%) Relational Database
4 6 (13.95%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (9.30%) Oracle Database
5 4 (9.30%) SQL Server 2005
5 4 (9.30%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (6.98%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (4.65%) SQL Navigator
7 2 (4.65%) SQLite
7 2 (4.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (2.33%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (2.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (2.33%) QlikView
8 1 (2.33%) Oracle BI EE
8 1 (2.33%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 7 (16.28%) JIRA
2 5 (11.63%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 5 (11.63%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (11.63%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 4 (9.30%) Eclipse
3 4 (9.30%) NetBeans
4 2 (4.65%) Toad
5 1 (2.33%) NUnit
5 1 (2.33%) Oracle APEX
5 1 (2.33%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (2.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (4.65%) Telecoms
1 2 (4.65%) Finance
2 1 (2.33%) Retail
2 1 (2.33%) Manufacturing
2 1 (2.33%) Advertising
2 1 (2.33%) General Ledger
2 1 (2.33%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 15 (34.88%) Developer
2 13 (30.23%) Analyst
3 10 (23.26%) Consultant
3 10 (23.26%) Support Analyst
3 10 (23.26%) SAS Consultant
4 9 (20.93%) Applications Support
5 8 (18.60%) Applications Support Analyst
6 7 (16.28%) C++ Developer
7 2 (4.65%) Business Analyst
7 2 (4.65%) ScrumMaster
7 2 (4.65%) JavaScript Developer
7 2 (4.65%) Test Engineer
7 2 (4.65%) Development Engineer
8 1 (2.33%) QlikView Developer
8 1 (2.33%) CMS Developer
8 1 (2.33%) Front-End Developer
8 1 (2.33%) Android Developer
8 1 (2.33%) C# .NET Developer
8 1 (2.33%) Analyst Developer
8 1 (2.33%) Systems Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (27.91%) XML
2 11 (25.58%) HTML
3 10 (23.26%) CSS
4 9 (20.93%) jQuery
5 7 (16.28%) STL
6 4 (9.30%) MooTools
6 4 (9.30%) Dojo
7 3 (6.98%) JSP
7 3 (6.98%) Servlets
7 3 (6.98%) .NET
8 2 (4.65%) JDBC
8 2 (4.65%) Web Services
8 2 (4.65%) XSD
8 2 (4.65%) XSL
8 2 (4.65%) XSLT
8 2 (4.65%) WSDL
8 2 (4.65%) JMS
8 2 (4.65%) Spring
9 1 (2.33%) Android SDK
9 1 (2.33%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.65%) DTV
1 2 (4.65%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.33%) Inversion of Control
2 1 (2.33%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 16 (37.21%) UNIX
2 4 (9.30%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (9.30%) Windows
2 4 (9.30%) AIX
3 2 (4.65%) Linux
4 1 (2.33%) Android
4 1 (2.33%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (23.26%) Data Management
1 10 (23.26%) Data Mapping
2 7 (16.28%) Migration
3 5 (11.63%) OO
4 4 (9.30%) Performance Monitoring
4 4 (9.30%) UML
4 4 (9.30%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (6.98%) Scrum
5 3 (6.98%) Unit Testing
6 2 (4.65%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (4.65%) Integration Testing
6 2 (4.65%) MVC
6 2 (4.65%) TDD
6 2 (4.65%) Change Control
6 2 (4.65%) Test Strategy
6 2 (4.65%) Software Testing
7 1 (2.33%) Android Development
7 1 (2.33%) Waterfall
7 1 (2.33%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (2.33%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 14 (32.56%) PL/SQL
2 11 (25.58%) JavaScript
3 7 (16.28%) C++
3 7 (16.28%) T-SQL
4 6 (13.95%) Shell Script
5 5 (11.63%) Java
6 4 (9.30%) Bash Shell
6 4 (9.30%) Korn
7 2 (4.65%) C#
7 2 (4.65%) XPath
8 1 (2.33%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1 (2.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (23.26%) CDISC
2 1 (2.33%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (2.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 17 (39.53%) Oracle
2 10 (23.26%) Cognos
3 7 (16.28%) Microsoft
4 4 (9.30%) Adobe
5 2 (4.65%) IBM
5 2 (4.65%) VMware
6 1 (2.33%) ReadSoft
6 1 (2.33%) SAP