The table below looks at the statistics for SQL skills in IT contracts advertised for the Preston region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SQL over the 3 months to 23 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Structured Query Language (SQL)
Rank 4 5 8
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +3
Contract jobs citing SQL 22 11 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Preston 22.68% 20.37% 16.67%
As % of the Programming Languages category 62.86% 42.31% 36.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 7 19
Average daily rate
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£319 £185 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+72.29% -50.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £175 £307
10% offered a daily rate of more than £565 £295 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.30% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £10.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.88 £23.13 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+11.89% -15.90%
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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 Preston region.

Programming Languages Category
Preston
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
35 26 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Preston 36.08% 48.15% 46.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 19 51
Average daily rate £423 £238 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+77.89% -40.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £183 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £605 £317 £456
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 2
Average hourly rate £33.34 £10.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+233.40% -69.23%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -5.71%

SQL
Jobs Demand Trend in Preston

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

SQL Jobs Demand Trend in Preston

SQL
Daily Rate Trend in Preston

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

SQL Daily Rate Trend in Preston

SQL
Daily Rate Histogram in Preston

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SQL across the Preston region over the 3 months to 23 September 2014.

SQL Daily Rate Histogram in Preston

SQL
Hourly Rate Trend in Preston

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

SQL Hourly Rate Trend in Preston

SQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Preston

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Preston 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 18 (60.00%) VBA
2 17 (56.67%) Java
2 17 (56.67%) PL/SQL
2 17 (56.67%) SaaS
3 16 (53.33%) SuccessFactors
3 16 (53.33%) Perl
3 16 (53.33%) SAP
3 16 (53.33%) Python
3 16 (53.33%) Dell
3 16 (53.33%) Software AG
3 16 (53.33%) Shell Script
3 16 (53.33%) webMethods
3 16 (53.33%) ResourceLink
4 15 (50.00%) Degree
4 15 (50.00%) SC Cleared
4 15 (50.00%) Security Cleared
5 12 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
6 10 (33.33%) Microsoft
7 9 (30.00%) MS Excel
8 8 (26.67%) .NET
8 8 (26.67%) C#
9 6 (20.00%) Scrum
9 6 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
10 5 (16.67%) SQL Server
11 4 (13.33%) MVVM
11 4 (13.33%) Team Foundation Server
11 4 (13.33%) WPF
11 4 (13.33%) Unit Testing
11 4 (13.33%) Sybase
11 4 (13.33%) Crystal Reports

SQL
Top Related IT Skills in Preston by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Preston 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 2 (6.67%) IIS
1 2 (6.67%) SharePoint
Applications
1 9 (30.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (6.67%) MS Project
3 1 (3.33%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 16 (53.33%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 17 (56.67%) SaaS
2 16 (53.33%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.67%) Intranet
1 2 (6.67%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 4 (13.33%) Crystal Reports
3 3 (10.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (10.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (6.67%) Oracle Database
5 1 (3.33%) Relational Database
5 1 (3.33%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (3.33%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (3.33%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 4 (13.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (3.33%) Talend Open Studio
Job Titles
1 15 (50.00%) Developer
2 12 (40.00%) Architect
3 9 (30.00%) Integration Architect
4 7 (23.33%) SQL Developer
4 7 (23.33%) .NET Developer
5 5 (16.67%) C# Developer
5 5 (16.67%) C# .NET Developer
6 4 (13.33%) .NET Software Developer
6 4 (13.33%) Software Developer
6 4 (13.33%) C# Software Developer
7 3 (10.00%) WPF Developer
8 2 (6.67%) Project Manager
9 1 (3.33%) Analyst
9 1 (3.33%) Data Analyst
9 1 (3.33%) Infrastructure Architect
9 1 (3.33%) Applications Architect
9 1 (3.33%) IT Architect
9 1 (3.33%) Lead Architect
9 1 (3.33%) ASP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (26.67%) .NET
2 4 (13.33%) ASP.NET
2 4 (13.33%) Hibernate
2 4 (13.33%) WPF
3 3 (10.00%) Classic ASP
4 2 (6.67%) Web Services
5 1 (3.33%) CSS
5 1 (3.33%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (3.33%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 1 (3.33%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 12 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.67%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.67%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (20.00%) Scrum
1 6 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (13.33%) TDD
2 4 (13.33%) MVVM
2 4 (13.33%) Unit Testing
3 2 (6.67%) Migration
3 2 (6.67%) Waterfall
3 2 (6.67%) ITIL
3 2 (6.67%) CRM
3 2 (6.67%) Project Management
4 1 (3.33%) Service Management
4 1 (3.33%) Change Management
4 1 (3.33%) ITSM
4 1 (3.33%) MVC
4 1 (3.33%) Validation
4 1 (3.33%) Data Modelling
4 1 (3.33%) ETL
4 1 (3.33%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (3.33%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (3.33%) Metadata Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (60.00%) VBA
2 17 (56.67%) Java
2 17 (56.67%) PL/SQL
3 16 (53.33%) Perl
3 16 (53.33%) Python
3 16 (53.33%) Shell Script
4 8 (26.67%) C#
5 3 (10.00%) VB
6 2 (6.67%) VB.NET
6 2 (6.67%) T-SQL
6 2 (6.67%) VBScript
7 1 (3.33%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 15 (50.00%) Degree
1 15 (50.00%) SC Cleared
1 15 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.33%) ITIL Certification
Vendors
1 16 (53.33%) SAP
1 16 (53.33%) Dell
1 16 (53.33%) Software AG
1 16 (53.33%) webMethods
2 10 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 4 (13.33%) Oracle
3 4 (13.33%) Sybase
4 1 (3.33%) Talend