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 28 August 2015 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Structured Query Language (SQL)
Rank 7 5 5
Rank change year-on-year
-2 0
Contract jobs citing SQL 13 24 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Preston 12.75% 25.00% 22.22%
As % of the Programming Languages category 46.43% 75.00% 40.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 6 10
Average daily rate
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£600 £319 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+88.23% +41.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Average hourly rate £42.02 - £10.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.31 £26.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
+8.89% -1.88%
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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
28 32 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Preston 27.45% 33.33% 55.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 11 27
Average daily rate £475 £368 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.25% +22.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £270 £207
10% offered a daily rate of more than £728 £605 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 2
Average hourly rate £41.01 £24.20 £10.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+69.46% +142.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.50 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +2.94%

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 28 August 2015.

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 28 August 2015, 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 21 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 17 (40.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 17 (40.48%) Oracle
3 16 (38.10%) SC Cleared
4 13 (30.95%) PL/SQL
5 12 (28.57%) Web Services
6 10 (23.81%) Shell Script
6 10 (23.81%) T-SQL
6 10 (23.81%) SQL Server
6 10 (23.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 9 (21.43%) Java
7 9 (21.43%) Microsoft
7 9 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
8 8 (19.05%) ETL
8 8 (19.05%) MS Excel
9 7 (16.67%) SAP
9 7 (16.67%) JSP
9 7 (16.67%) ProC
9 7 (16.67%) Migration
9 7 (16.67%) Degree
9 7 (16.67%) SDLC
9 7 (16.67%) Oracle Database
10 6 (14.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 6 (14.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 6 (14.29%) C
10 6 (14.29%) VBA
10 6 (14.29%) MS Visio
11 5 (11.90%) Data Modelling
11 5 (11.90%) Solaris
11 5 (11.90%) JBoss

SQL
Top Related IT Skills in Preston by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 5 (11.90%) JBoss
2 4 (9.52%) SharePoint
2 4 (9.52%) IIS
3 3 (7.14%) WebSphere
4 2 (4.76%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (2.38%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 8 (19.05%) MS Excel
2 6 (14.29%) MS Visio
3 5 (11.90%) PowerPivot
4 3 (7.14%) MS Project
4 3 (7.14%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (2.38%) InfoPath
5 1 (2.38%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (2.38%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (7.14%) SAP HCM
2 2 (4.76%) ResourceLink
3 1 (2.38%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (2.38%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (2.38%) Oracle HRMS
3 1 (2.38%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 5 (11.90%) SuccessFactors
2 2 (4.76%) Boomi
2 2 (4.76%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (40.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 10 (23.81%) SQL Server
2 10 (23.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 7 (16.67%) Oracle Database
4 6 (14.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 5 (11.90%) Oracle Database 10g
6 4 (9.52%) Relational Database
6 4 (9.52%) Microsoft Power View
6 4 (9.52%) Oracle Database 12c
7 3 (7.14%) OLAP Cube
7 3 (7.14%) OLAP
7 3 (7.14%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (4.76%) RDBMS
8 2 (4.76%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (2.38%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (2.38%) SQL Server 2005
9 1 (2.38%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 7 (16.67%) ProC
2 5 (11.90%) Visual Studio
3 2 (4.76%) LoadRunner
3 2 (4.76%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (2.38%) Rational DOORS
4 1 (2.38%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (2.38%) Selenium
4 1 (2.38%) Rational Functional Tester
General
1 3 (7.14%) Aerospace
2 2 (4.76%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 15 (35.71%) Developer
2 12 (28.57%) Analyst
3 10 (23.81%) Data Analyst
4 4 (9.52%) SQL Developer
4 4 (9.52%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 3 (7.14%) Data Migration Analyst
5 3 (7.14%) .NET Developer
5 3 (7.14%) Project Manager
6 2 (4.76%) Tester
6 2 (4.76%) Software Engineer
6 2 (4.76%) Architect
6 2 (4.76%) Integration Architect
6 2 (4.76%) Business Developer
6 2 (4.76%) Technical Project Manager
6 2 (4.76%) VBA Developer
6 2 (4.76%) Technical Manager
7 1 (2.38%) Oracle Consultant
7 1 (2.38%) Transition Manager
7 1 (2.38%) Excel Developer
7 1 (2.38%) MI Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (28.57%) Web Services
2 7 (16.67%) JSP
3 4 (9.52%) .NET
4 2 (4.76%) XML
4 2 (4.76%) .NET Framework
5 1 (2.38%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 9 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (9.52%) Data Protection Act
3 2 (4.76%) Mainframe
3 2 (4.76%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.38%) Replication
4 1 (2.38%) Clustering
4 1 (2.38%) Statistics
4 1 (2.38%) Data Extraction
4 1 (2.38%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 6 (14.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 5 (11.90%) Solaris
3 3 (7.14%) UNIX
4 2 (4.76%) Windows
4 2 (4.76%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (19.05%) ETL
2 7 (16.67%) Migration
2 7 (16.67%) SDLC
3 5 (11.90%) Data Modelling
3 5 (11.90%) Business Intelligence
3 5 (11.90%) Data Mapping
4 4 (9.52%) Software Engineering
4 4 (9.52%) ITIL
4 4 (9.52%) ETL Development
4 4 (9.52%) Data Protection
4 4 (9.52%) Kimball Methodology
5 3 (7.14%) Performance Tuning
5 3 (7.14%) Data Migration
5 3 (7.14%) Six Sigma
5 3 (7.14%) Supplier Management
5 3 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (7.14%) Data Management
6 2 (4.76%) Test Management
6 2 (4.76%) Test Scripting
6 2 (4.76%) Dimensional Modelling
Programming Languages
1 13 (30.95%) PL/SQL
2 10 (23.81%) T-SQL
2 10 (23.81%) Shell Script
3 9 (21.43%) Java
4 6 (14.29%) C
4 6 (14.29%) VBA
5 3 (7.14%) Perl
6 2 (4.76%) C#
6 2 (4.76%) Python
6 2 (4.76%) VB
7 1 (2.38%) Ada
7 1 (2.38%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Qualifications
1 21 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 16 (38.10%) SC Cleared
3 7 (16.67%) Degree
4 3 (7.14%) ITIL Certification
4 3 (7.14%) BC Cleared
5 1 (2.38%) DV Cleared
5 1 (2.38%) ISTQB
5 1 (2.38%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.76%) QA
2 1 (2.38%) HL7
Systems Management
1 2 (4.76%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 17 (40.48%) Oracle
2 9 (21.43%) Microsoft
3 7 (16.67%) SAP
4 3 (7.14%) PeopleSoft
5 2 (4.76%) HP
5 2 (4.76%) Dell
5 2 (4.76%) Software AG
5 2 (4.76%) webMethods
6 1 (2.38%) Infor
6 1 (2.38%) Informatica
6 1 (2.38%) Baan
6 1 (2.38%) IBM