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 9 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Structured Query Language (SQL)
Rank 2 4 9
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +5
Contract jobs citing SQL 19 16 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Preston 26.39% 17.39% 12.31%
As % of the Programming Languages category 51.35% 51.61% 34.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 12 6
Average daily rate £381 £200 £203
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+90.62% -1.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £162 £200 £146
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £334 £283
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 0
Average hourly rate £37.75 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £28.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-14.03% +3.63%
SQL
Lancashire

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
37 31 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Preston 51.39% 33.70% 35.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 19 16
Average daily rate £235 £200 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.50% -46.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £179 £200 £187
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £393 £567
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 4 2
Average hourly rate £40.00 £35.50 £42.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.67% -15.47%
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 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 9 February 2016.

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 9 February 2016, 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 10 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 9 (30.00%) Oracle
3 8 (26.67%) .NET
4 7 (23.33%) Finance
4 7 (23.33%) Business Intelligence
4 7 (23.33%) Team Foundation Server
5 6 (20.00%) Security Cleared
5 6 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 6 (20.00%) C#
5 6 (20.00%) T-SQL
6 5 (16.67%) Visual Studio
6 5 (16.67%) XML
6 5 (16.67%) Software Engineering
6 5 (16.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 5 (16.67%) .NET Framework
6 5 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (16.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 5 (16.67%) SC Cleared
7 4 (13.33%) SOLID
7 4 (13.33%) Project Planning
7 4 (13.33%) WPF
7 4 (13.33%) jQuery
7 4 (13.33%) Entity Framework
7 4 (13.33%) Kimball Methodology
7 4 (13.33%) OLAP Cube
7 4 (13.33%) TDD
7 4 (13.33%) WinForms
7 4 (13.33%) Programme Management
7 4 (13.33%) XSD
7 4 (13.33%) XSLT

SQL
Top Related IT Skills in Preston by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (10.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (6.67%) InfoPath
3 1 (3.33%) MS Office
3 1 (3.33%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.67%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 6 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 5 (16.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 5 (16.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (13.33%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (13.33%) OLAP
4 4 (13.33%) OLAP Cube
5 3 (10.00%) MySQL
5 3 (10.00%) Oracle Database
5 3 (10.00%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (10.00%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (6.67%) OLTP
6 2 (6.67%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 1 (3.33%) PowerPivot
Development Applications
1 7 (23.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (16.67%) Visual Studio
3 4 (13.33%) ClearCase
4 2 (6.67%) Git (software)
4 2 (6.67%) NetBeans
4 2 (6.67%) Rational Robot
4 2 (6.67%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 7 (23.33%) Finance
2 4 (13.33%) Manufacturing
3 3 (10.00%) Avionics
4 2 (6.67%) Military
5 1 (3.33%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (3.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 20 (66.67%) Developer
2 6 (20.00%) SQL Developer
3 4 (13.33%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 4 (13.33%) Project Manager
3 4 (13.33%) Software Developer
4 3 (10.00%) Analyst
4 3 (10.00%) Business Developer
4 3 (10.00%) PHP Developer
4 3 (10.00%) PHP Web Developer
4 3 (10.00%) Software Project Manager
4 3 (10.00%) Web Developer
5 2 (6.67%) .NET Developer
5 2 (6.67%) C# Developer
5 2 (6.67%) Java Developer
5 2 (6.67%) Report Developer
6 1 (3.33%) C# Software Developer
6 1 (3.33%) Database Engineer
6 1 (3.33%) Senior PL/SQL Developer
6 1 (3.33%) Senior SQL Developer
6 1 (3.33%) SQL Server BI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (26.67%) .NET
2 5 (16.67%) .NET Framework
2 5 (16.67%) XML
3 4 (13.33%) Entity Framework
3 4 (13.33%) jQuery
3 4 (13.33%) WinForms
3 4 (13.33%) WPF
3 4 (13.33%) XSD
3 4 (13.33%) XSLT
4 3 (10.00%) CodeIgniter
5 2 (6.67%) Highcharts JS
5 2 (6.67%) Web Services
6 1 (3.33%) ASP.NET
6 1 (3.33%) CSS
6 1 (3.33%) CSS3
6 1 (3.33%) HTML
6 1 (3.33%) HTML5
6 1 (3.33%) MDX
6 1 (3.33%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.33%) Replication
2 1 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.33%) Clustering
2 1 (3.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (10.00%) Windows
2 2 (6.67%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (23.33%) Business Intelligence
2 5 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (16.67%) Software Engineering
3 4 (13.33%) Kimball Methodology
3 4 (13.33%) PRINCE2
3 4 (13.33%) Programme Management
3 4 (13.33%) Project Management
3 4 (13.33%) Project Planning
3 4 (13.33%) SOLID
3 4 (13.33%) Stakeholder Management
3 4 (13.33%) TDD
4 3 (10.00%) Dimensional Modelling
4 3 (10.00%) Performance Analysis
5 2 (6.67%) Change Management
5 2 (6.67%) Data Modelling
5 2 (6.67%) HMVC
5 2 (6.67%) ITIL
5 2 (6.67%) ITSM
5 2 (6.67%) Migration
5 2 (6.67%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (20.00%) C#
1 6 (20.00%) T-SQL
2 3 (10.00%) JavaScript
2 3 (10.00%) PHP
2 3 (10.00%) PL/SQL
2 3 (10.00%) Python
3 2 (6.67%) Java
3 2 (6.67%) VB.NET
3 2 (6.67%) VBA
4 1 (3.33%) AWK
4 1 (3.33%) Bash Shell
4 1 (3.33%) C
4 1 (3.33%) Korn
4 1 (3.33%) sed
4 1 (3.33%) VB
4 1 (3.33%) VB6
Qualifications
1 6 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 5 (16.67%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.33%) Degree
3 1 (3.33%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.33%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 9 (30.00%) Oracle
2 2 (6.67%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.33%) Cognos
3 1 (3.33%) SAP