The first table below looks at the demand for SQL skills in IT contracts advertised for the North East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SQL over the 3 months to 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Programming Languages category for the North East region.

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 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Structured Query Language (SQL)
Rank 5 5 3
Rank change year-on-year
0 -2
Contract jobs citing SQL 121 40 76
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 18.73% 13.07% 17.88%
As % of the Programming Languages category 45.32% 55.56% 47.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 22 42
Average daily rate £273 £305 £343
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.65% -10.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £198 £260 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £395 £564
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £38.62 £17.51
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +120.55%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.00 £27.50 £25.56
% change year-on-year
+12.72% +7.57%
Programming Languages Category
North East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
267 72 161
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 41.33% 23.53% 37.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 170 39 84
Average daily rate £263 £285 £343
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% -16.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £238 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £423 £350 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 5
Average hourly rate £34.00 £35.56 £50.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.38% -28.88%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.50 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +2.94%
SQL
England

SQL
Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

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

SQL Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

SQL
Daily Rate Trend in the North East

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

SQL Daily Rate Trend in the North East

SQL
Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SQL across the North East region over the 3 months to 17 April 2014.

SQL Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

SQL
Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

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

SQL Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

SQL
Contract Job Locations in the North East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL within the North East region over the 3 months to 17 April 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Find
Job
Vacancies
Tyne and Wear -2 106 £270 -16.92% 30
Durham -6 1 £225 -27.41% 6
Northumberland - - - -
SQL
England

SQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North East 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 81 (45.00%) Oracle
2 58 (32.22%) PL/SQL
3 48 (26.67%) Security Cleared
4 45 (25.00%) SQL Server
5 40 (22.22%) Business Intelligence
6 39 (21.67%) Oracle Database
7 38 (21.11%) Microsoft
7 38 (21.11%) UNIX
8 36 (20.00%) Oracle Database 11g
9 35 (19.44%) Windows
10 30 (16.67%) Data Modelling
11 28 (15.56%) SC Cleared
12 27 (15.00%) Dimensional Modelling
13 22 (12.22%) Shell Script
13 22 (12.22%) Finance
14 21 (11.67%) Clustering
14 21 (11.67%) MS Excel
14 21 (11.67%) HTML
14 21 (11.67%) Performance Tuning
15 20 (11.11%) Active Directory
15 20 (11.11%) HP
16 19 (10.56%) VMware
17 18 (10.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 18 (10.00%) ETL
17 18 (10.00%) DNS
17 18 (10.00%) Linux
18 17 (9.44%) Oracle Reports
18 17 (9.44%) SharePoint
18 17 (9.44%) C#
18 17 (9.44%) SAS

SQL
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North East 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 17 (9.44%) SharePoint
1 17 (9.44%) SAS
2 13 (7.22%) Oracle Workflow
3 11 (6.11%) WebLogic
4 5 (2.78%) Drupal
4 5 (2.78%) SharePoint 2010
5 4 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2003
5 4 (2.22%) WebSphere
5 4 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2007
5 4 (2.22%) MS Exchange
5 4 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (1.67%) Oracle Service Bus
6 3 (1.67%) AquaLogic
6 3 (1.67%) WordPress
7 1 (0.56%) Confluence
7 1 (0.56%) Oracle UPK
7 1 (0.56%) WebSphere Application Server
7 1 (0.56%) IIS
7 1 (0.56%) Oracle Application Server
7 1 (0.56%) FileNet
Applications
1 21 (11.67%) MS Excel
2 6 (3.33%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (1.67%) MS Office
4 1 (0.56%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 12 (6.67%) Oracle EBS R12
2 9 (5.00%) Oracle Payables
3 8 (4.44%) Oracle Receivables
3 8 (4.44%) Oracle General Ledger
3 8 (4.44%) Oracle Applications
4 7 (3.89%) Oracle Financials
4 7 (3.89%) Oracle EBS
5 6 (3.33%) Oracle iProcurement
6 5 (2.78%) Oracle Assets
7 2 (1.11%) Oracle Internet Expenses
7 2 (1.11%) Oracle Cash Management
7 2 (1.11%) Oracle 11i
8 1 (0.56%) Oracle CRM
8 1 (0.56%) Oracle Payroll
8 1 (0.56%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.56%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (10.00%) DNS
2 16 (8.89%) DHCP
3 11 (6.11%) TCP/IP
4 8 (4.44%) LAN
5 5 (2.78%) WAN
5 5 (2.78%) SAN
6 4 (2.22%) Internet
6 4 (2.22%) VPN
6 4 (2.22%) VLAN
6 4 (2.22%) Cisco Nexus
7 3 (1.67%) Fibre Channel
7 3 (1.67%) IMAP
7 3 (1.67%) LDAP
7 3 (1.67%) SNA
7 3 (1.67%) SMTP
7 3 (1.67%) FTP
7 3 (1.67%) HTTP
7 3 (1.67%) Intranet
7 3 (1.67%) APPN
7 3 (1.67%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 39 (21.67%) Oracle Database
3 36 (20.00%) Oracle Database 11g
4 18 (10.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 17 (9.44%) Base SAS
5 17 (9.44%) Oracle Reports
6 16 (8.89%) Data Warehouse
7 15 (8.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 12 (6.67%) SQL Server 2008
9 10 (5.56%) Relational Database
9 10 (5.56%) SQL Server 2012
9 10 (5.56%) SQL Server 2005
9 10 (5.56%) RDBMS
9 10 (5.56%) Oracle Database 10g
10 9 (5.00%) SQL Server 2000
10 9 (5.00%) Oracle Discoverer
10 9 (5.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 8 (4.44%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
12 5 (2.78%) MySQL
12 5 (2.78%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 12 (6.67%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 11 (6.11%) Oracle Forms
3 8 (4.44%) LoadRunner
4 7 (3.89%) ERwin
4 7 (3.89%) JIRA
5 4 (2.22%) JMeter
5 4 (2.22%) Eclipse
6 3 (1.67%) Rational Rhapsody
7 2 (1.11%) Git (software)
7 2 (1.11%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (1.11%) Visual Studio
7 2 (1.11%) Toad
7 2 (1.11%) ProC
7 2 (1.11%) Subversion
7 2 (1.11%) Maven
8 1 (0.56%) Selenium
8 1 (0.56%) Rational Functional Tester
8 1 (0.56%) PhoneGap
8 1 (0.56%) Jenkins
General
1 22 (12.22%) Finance
2 6 (3.33%) Telecoms
3 5 (2.78%) Manufacturing
4 3 (1.67%) Retail
4 3 (1.67%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (1.11%) General Ledger
6 1 (0.56%) Games
6 1 (0.56%) Electronics
6 1 (0.56%) Legal
Job Titles
1 57 (31.67%) Developer
2 46 (25.56%) Analyst
3 22 (12.22%) DBA
4 19 (10.56%) Test Analyst
5 15 (8.33%) SAS Developer
6 12 (6.67%) SQL DBA
7 11 (6.11%) SQL Developer
8 9 (5.00%) Analyst Developer
9 8 (4.44%) Oracle DBA
10 7 (3.89%) Oracle Developer
10 7 (3.89%) Information Analyst
10 7 (3.89%) Data Modeller
11 6 (3.33%) Programmer
12 5 (2.78%) Server Support
12 5 (2.78%) Software Engineer
12 5 (2.78%) Web Developer
12 5 (2.78%) SAS Analyst
12 5 (2.78%) Performance Analyst
12 5 (2.78%) Performance Test Analyst
13 4 (2.22%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (11.67%) HTML
2 14 (7.78%) .NET
3 12 (6.67%) CSS
4 11 (6.11%) Web Services
4 11 (6.11%) XML
5 8 (4.44%) JSON
5 8 (4.44%) jQuery
5 8 (4.44%) HTML5
6 6 (3.33%) CSS3
6 6 (3.33%) ASP.NET
6 6 (3.33%) Ajax
6 6 (3.33%) J2EE
7 5 (2.78%) Classic ASP
8 4 (2.22%) Middleware
9 3 (1.67%) APPC
9 3 (1.67%) SOAP
9 3 (1.67%) Oracle Fusion
10 2 (1.11%) Struts2
10 2 (1.11%) Spring MVC
10 2 (1.11%) JSTL
Miscellaneous
1 21 (11.67%) Clustering
2 9 (5.00%) NHS
3 8 (4.44%) Replication
4 4 (2.22%) Open Source
5 3 (1.67%) iSeries
5 3 (1.67%) Management Information System
5 3 (1.67%) AS400
5 3 (1.67%) PKI
6 2 (1.11%) Statistics
6 2 (1.11%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.11%) Visualisation
6 2 (1.11%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.56%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.56%) Fat Client
7 1 (0.56%) W3C
7 1 (0.56%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 38 (21.11%) UNIX
2 35 (19.44%) Windows
3 18 (10.00%) Linux
4 11 (6.11%) Windows Server 2003
5 8 (4.44%) HPUX
5 8 (4.44%) Solaris
6 5 (2.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (2.22%) AIX
7 4 (2.22%) Windows XP
8 3 (1.67%) i5/OS
9 2 (1.11%) OS/400
9 2 (1.11%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.56%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.56%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (22.22%) Business Intelligence
2 30 (16.67%) Data Modelling
3 27 (15.00%) Dimensional Modelling
4 21 (11.67%) Performance Tuning
5 18 (10.00%) ETL
6 17 (9.44%) Data Security
7 14 (7.78%) Workflow
7 14 (7.78%) Migration
7 14 (7.78%) ITIL
8 12 (6.67%) Root Cause Analysis
9 10 (5.56%) Configuration Management
9 10 (5.56%) Data Analysis
10 7 (3.89%) Change Control
10 7 (3.89%) Test Management
11 6 (3.33%) Data Management
11 6 (3.33%) MVC
11 6 (3.33%) Regression Testing
11 6 (3.33%) Project Management
12 5 (2.78%) Service Management
12 5 (2.78%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 58 (32.22%) PL/SQL
2 22 (12.22%) Shell Script
3 17 (9.44%) C#
4 14 (7.78%) JavaScript
5 13 (7.22%) Java
6 10 (5.56%) T-SQL
7 8 (4.44%) C++
8 7 (3.89%) PHP
9 6 (3.33%) C
10 4 (2.22%) PowerShell
11 3 (1.67%) COBOL
11 3 (1.67%) Perl
11 3 (1.67%) RPG
11 3 (1.67%) MUMPS
12 2 (1.11%) VBA
12 2 (1.11%) Korn
13 1 (0.56%) Lua
13 1 (0.56%) Python
13 1 (0.56%) VB
13 1 (0.56%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 48 (26.67%) Security Cleared
2 28 (15.56%) SC Cleared
3 17 (9.44%) DV Cleared
4 11 (6.11%) Microsoft Certification
5 8 (4.44%) MCDBA
6 7 (3.89%) MCT
7 6 (3.33%) ISTQB
8 5 (2.78%) ISEB
9 4 (2.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 4 (2.22%) MCITP
10 3 (1.67%) MCSE
10 3 (1.67%) MCSA
10 3 (1.67%) IBM Certification
11 2 (1.11%) ITIL Certification
12 1 (0.56%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.67%) ISO 9000
1 3 (1.67%) HL7
2 2 (1.11%) SLA
2 2 (1.11%) QA
System Software
1 20 (11.11%) Active Directory
2 12 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (5.00%) Oracle RAC
4 8 (4.44%) Oracle RMAN
5 5 (2.78%) VMware ESX
6 4 (2.22%) DFS Replication
6 4 (2.22%) vSphere
6 4 (2.22%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (1.67%) PowerHA
8 2 (1.11%) NFS
9 1 (0.56%) KVM
Systems Management
1 7 (3.89%) Data Guard
2 4 (2.22%) OpenView
3 3 (1.67%) Tivoli NetView
3 3 (1.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 81 (45.00%) Oracle
2 38 (21.11%) Microsoft
3 20 (11.11%) HP
4 19 (10.56%) VMware
5 11 (6.11%) CA
5 11 (6.11%) Informatica
6 8 (4.44%) Cisco
7 7 (3.89%) Veritas
8 6 (3.33%) IBM
9 5 (2.78%) Red Hat
10 4 (2.22%) Splunk
11 3 (1.67%) NetIQ
11 3 (1.67%) InterSystems
11 3 (1.67%) JBoss
12 2 (1.11%) Apple
12 2 (1.11%) SAP
12 2 (1.11%) Lagan
13 1 (0.56%) Axway
13 1 (0.56%) Sencha
13 1 (0.56%) Citrix
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