The table below looks at the statistics 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 1 September 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
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Structured Query Language (SQL)
Rank 2 8 9
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +1
Contract jobs citing SQL 123 42 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 20.57% 11.11% 10.47%
As % of the Programming Languages category 46.95% 41.58% 37.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 28 24
Average daily rate
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£325 £300 £258
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% +16.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £218 £211
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £354 £422
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 2
Average hourly rate £27.50 £15.00 £16.64
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+83.33% -9.85%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.75 £26.50 £27.00
% change year-on-year
+8.49% -1.85%
SQL
England

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

Programming Languages Category
North East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
262 101 143
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 43.81% 26.72% 28.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 170 44 62
Average daily rate £328 £325 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.96% +20.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £246 £200 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £393 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 23 8
Average hourly rate £21.38 £32.50 £16.64
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-34.23% +95.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £15.25 £13.11
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £35.00 £35.00
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 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 1 September 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 1 September 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
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statistics and historical trends)
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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tyne and Wear +4 73 £332 +2.04% 37
Durham +14 37 £325 +23.80% 3
Northumberland - - - - 1
SQL
England

SQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 95 (41.48%) Oracle
2 68 (29.69%) UNIX
3 65 (28.38%) PL/SQL
4 56 (24.45%) SQL Server
5 54 (23.58%) Business Intelligence
5 54 (23.58%) Security Cleared
6 50 (21.83%) C#
7 49 (21.40%) Windows
8 48 (20.96%) .NET
9 45 (19.65%) Oracle Database
10 42 (18.34%) Linux
11 41 (17.90%) Microsoft
12 40 (17.47%) XML
13 38 (16.59%) SC Cleared
14 36 (15.72%) Java
15 35 (15.28%) Web Services
16 34 (14.85%) Finance
17 33 (14.41%) Data Modelling
18 32 (13.97%) SharePoint
18 32 (13.97%) SQL Server 2008
18 32 (13.97%) Oracle Database 11g
19 30 (13.10%) JavaScript
20 28 (12.23%) ASP.NET
21 25 (10.92%) WebLogic
21 25 (10.92%) SAS
21 25 (10.92%) Dimensional Modelling
22 23 (10.04%) jQuery
22 23 (10.04%) HP
22 23 (10.04%) T-SQL
23 22 (9.61%) Configuration Management

SQL
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 32 (13.97%) SharePoint
2 25 (10.92%) SAS
2 25 (10.92%) WebLogic
3 19 (8.30%) WebSphere
4 14 (6.11%) SharePoint 2010
5 13 (5.68%) Oracle Workflow
6 4 (1.75%) Oracle Application Server
6 4 (1.75%) Apache
7 3 (1.31%) FileNet
7 3 (1.31%) Documentum
8 2 (0.87%) Oracle 10gAS
8 2 (0.87%) WebSphere Application Server
9 1 (0.44%) Oracle UPK
9 1 (0.44%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.44%) IIS
9 1 (0.44%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 20 (8.73%) MS Excel
2 12 (5.24%) InfoPath
3 8 (3.49%) MS Office
4 5 (2.18%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.44%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 19 (8.30%) Oracle EBS
2 15 (6.55%) Oracle EBS R12
3 13 (5.68%) Oracle Payables
4 12 (5.24%) Oracle Applications
5 11 (4.80%) Oracle Receivables
5 11 (4.80%) Oracle General Ledger
6 6 (2.62%) Oracle iProcurement
7 5 (2.18%) Dynamics CRM
8 4 (1.75%) Oracle Payroll
8 4 (1.75%) Oracle Financials
8 4 (1.75%) Oracle Assets
9 3 (1.31%) Oracle Internet Expenses
10 2 (0.87%) Oracle Cash Management
10 2 (0.87%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
10 2 (0.87%) Oracle iRecruitment
10 2 (0.87%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 2 (0.87%) Dynamics AX
10 2 (0.87%) Oracle CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.31%) SaaS
2 1 (0.44%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 20 (8.73%) Firewall
2 18 (7.86%) DNS
3 17 (7.42%) HTTP
4 14 (6.11%) LDAP
5 11 (4.80%) Extranet
6 10 (4.37%) DHCP
7 8 (3.49%) SSH
7 8 (3.49%) OpenLDAP
8 5 (2.18%) LAN
8 5 (2.18%) WAN
8 5 (2.18%) VPN
8 5 (2.18%) SAN
9 3 (1.31%) SSL
10 1 (0.44%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (24.45%) SQL Server
2 45 (19.65%) Oracle Database
3 32 (13.97%) Oracle Database 11g
3 32 (13.97%) SQL Server 2008
4 21 (9.17%) Oracle Reports
4 21 (9.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 19 (8.30%) Data Warehouse
6 16 (6.99%) SQL Server 2005
6 16 (6.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 16 (6.99%) Base SAS
7 13 (5.68%) SQL Server 2000
8 9 (3.93%) MySQL
8 9 (3.93%) Oracle Discoverer
9 8 (3.49%) Oracle BI Publisher
10 6 (2.62%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
10 6 (2.62%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 5 (2.18%) Oracle BI EE
11 5 (2.18%) SQL Server 2012
11 5 (2.18%) Relational Database
12 4 (1.75%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 16 (6.99%) Oracle Forms
2 10 (4.37%) Selenium
3 9 (3.93%) Git (software)
3 9 (3.93%) PHPUnit
3 9 (3.93%) Subversion
4 7 (3.06%) JIRA
5 6 (2.62%) PVCS
5 6 (2.62%) Team Foundation Server
5 6 (2.62%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 6 (2.62%) LoadRunner
6 5 (2.18%) ERwin
7 4 (1.75%) JMeter
7 4 (1.75%) Visual Studio
8 3 (1.31%) Rational Rhapsody
9 2 (0.87%) Toad
10 1 (0.44%) JUnit
10 1 (0.44%) Maven
10 1 (0.44%) Jenkins
General
1 34 (14.85%) Finance
2 11 (4.80%) General Ledger
3 8 (3.49%) Manufacturing
4 5 (2.18%) Publishing
5 4 (1.75%) Marketing
6 3 (1.31%) Pharmaceutical
6 3 (1.31%) Telecoms
7 2 (0.87%) Electronics
7 2 (0.87%) Retail
8 1 (0.44%) Front Office
8 1 (0.44%) Back Office
8 1 (0.44%) Advertising
8 1 (0.44%) Legal
Job Titles
1 85 (37.12%) Developer
2 42 (18.34%) Analyst
3 20 (8.73%) Applications Support
4 15 (6.55%) SharePoint Developer
5 14 (6.11%) Support Analyst
6 13 (5.68%) SAS Developer
7 11 (4.80%) Oracle Developer
7 11 (4.80%) Support Engineer
7 11 (4.80%) Test Analyst
7 11 (4.80%) UNIX Engineer
8 10 (4.37%) Consultant
8 10 (4.37%) DBA
8 10 (4.37%) Applications Support Analyst
8 10 (4.37%) Technical Writer
9 8 (3.49%) Server Support
9 8 (3.49%) Tester
9 8 (3.49%) PHP Developer
10 7 (3.06%) Programmer
10 7 (3.06%) Support Specialist
10 7 (3.06%) Data Modeller
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (20.96%) .NET
2 40 (17.47%) XML
3 35 (15.28%) Web Services
4 28 (12.23%) ASP.NET
5 23 (10.04%) jQuery
6 18 (7.86%) REST
7 13 (5.68%) Spring
8 12 (5.24%) HTML
9 10 (4.37%) SOAP
9 10 (4.37%) JSON
10 9 (3.93%) MooTools
10 9 (3.93%) Symfony
10 9 (3.93%) YAML
10 9 (3.93%) .NET Framework
11 6 (2.62%) WCF
11 6 (2.62%) Middleware
11 6 (2.62%) CSS
11 6 (2.62%) HTML5
12 5 (2.18%) AppFabric
12 5 (2.18%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 14 (6.11%) Clustering
2 6 (2.62%) Replication
2 6 (2.62%) N-Tier
2 6 (2.62%) NHS
3 5 (2.18%) Thin Client
3 5 (2.18%) Management Information System
3 5 (2.18%) Statistics
3 5 (2.18%) Fat Client
3 5 (2.18%) Open Source
4 3 (1.31%) IVR
5 2 (0.87%) DTV
5 2 (0.87%) Social Media
5 2 (0.87%) Computer Science
5 2 (0.87%) Visualisation
6 1 (0.44%) RIA
6 1 (0.44%) Data Conversion
6 1 (0.44%) Graphic Design
6 1 (0.44%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.44%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 68 (29.69%) UNIX
2 49 (21.40%) Windows
3 42 (18.34%) Linux
4 17 (7.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 10 (4.37%) AIX
6 9 (3.93%) Windows XP
7 8 (3.49%) HPUX
8 5 (2.18%) Solaris
8 5 (2.18%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (2.18%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (1.75%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (0.87%) Apple iOS
10 2 (0.87%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (23.58%) Business Intelligence
2 33 (14.41%) Data Modelling
3 25 (10.92%) Dimensional Modelling
4 22 (9.61%) Configuration Management
5 21 (9.17%) ITIL
6 20 (8.73%) Data Management
7 19 (8.30%) Workflow
8 17 (7.42%) Performance Testing
9 16 (6.99%) Migration
10 15 (6.55%) ETL
11 13 (5.68%) B2B
11 13 (5.68%) Data Security
12 12 (5.24%) CRM
12 12 (5.24%) Problem Management
13 11 (4.80%) OO
14 10 (4.37%) Regression Testing
14 10 (4.37%) Disaster Recovery
14 10 (4.37%) Scrum
14 10 (4.37%) TDD
15 9 (3.93%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 65 (28.38%) PL/SQL
2 50 (21.83%) C#
3 36 (15.72%) Java
4 30 (13.10%) JavaScript
5 23 (10.04%) T-SQL
6 16 (6.99%) Perl
7 15 (6.55%) C++
8 13 (5.68%) VB.NET
9 12 (5.24%) VB
10 10 (4.37%) VBA
11 9 (3.93%) Python
11 9 (3.93%) PHP
11 9 (3.93%) Ruby
11 9 (3.93%) PHP5
12 8 (3.49%) Korn
13 7 (3.06%) Shell Script
14 6 (2.62%) VBScript
15 5 (2.18%) VB6
16 4 (1.75%) PowerShell
17 3 (1.31%) MUMPS
Qualifications
1 54 (23.58%) Security Cleared
2 38 (16.59%) SC Cleared
3 9 (3.93%) ISEB
4 8 (3.49%) DV Cleared
5 7 (3.06%) ITIL Certification
5 7 (3.06%) ISTQB
6 5 (2.18%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (1.75%) MCDBA
7 4 (1.75%) MCT
8 2 (0.87%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 1 (0.44%) Degree
9 1 (0.44%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (8.30%) QA
2 12 (5.24%) SLA
3 3 (1.31%) ISO 9000
3 3 (1.31%) HL7
System Software
1 15 (6.55%) Active Directory
2 8 (3.49%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (3.49%) NFS
3 5 (2.18%) VMware ESX
3 5 (2.18%) Oracle RAC
4 4 (1.75%) Hyper-V
4 4 (1.75%) KVM
4 4 (1.75%) RHEV
5 1 (0.44%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 5 (2.18%) OpenView
2 4 (1.75%) Tivoli
3 2 (0.87%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 1 (0.44%) Netcool
4 1 (0.44%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 1 (0.44%) CA SiteMinder
4 1 (0.44%) MIIS
4 1 (0.44%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.44%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 95 (41.48%) Oracle
2 41 (17.90%) Microsoft
3 23 (10.04%) HP
4 19 (8.30%) Red Hat
5 17 (7.42%) Informatica
6 15 (6.55%) JBoss
7 14 (6.11%) VMware
8 8 (3.49%) SAP
9 6 (2.62%) IBM
9 6 (2.62%) Siebel
9 6 (2.62%) Business Objects
9 6 (2.62%) Citrix
9 6 (2.62%) Sun
10 5 (2.18%) Veritas
11 4 (1.75%) Cisco
12 3 (1.31%) Genesys
12 3 (1.31%) InterSystems
13 2 (0.87%) Apple
13 2 (0.87%) Axway
13 2 (0.87%) Facebook
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