The first table below looks at the demand for SQL skills in IT contracts advertised for the Shropshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SQL over the 3 months to 18 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 Shropshire 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Structured Query Language (SQL)
Rank 15 1 2
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +1
Contract jobs citing SQL 11 32 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Shropshire 8.21% 26.67% 24.16%
As % of the Programming Languages category 26.19% 80.00% 59.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 13 27
Average daily rate £390 £470 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.02% +54.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £280 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £494 £565 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £25.56
% change year-on-year
+9.09% +7.57%
Programming Languages Category
Shropshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
42 40 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Shropshire 31.34% 33.33% 40.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 20 44
Average daily rate £300 £475 £344
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-36.84% +38.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £228 £258 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £565 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.30% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +2.94%
SQL
West Midlands

SQL
Jobs Demand Trend in Shropshire

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

SQL Jobs Demand Trend in Shropshire

SQL
Daily Rate Trend in Shropshire

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

SQL Daily Rate Trend in Shropshire

SQL
Daily Rate Histogram in Shropshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SQL across the Shropshire region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

SQL Daily Rate Histogram in Shropshire

SQL
Hourly Rate Trend in Shropshire

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

SQL Hourly Rate Trend in Shropshire

SQL
Contract Job Locations in Shropshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL within the Shropshire region over the 3 months to 18 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
Telford -12 10 £390 -17.46%
Shrewsbury -2 1 - -
SQL
West Midlands

SQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Shropshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Shropshire 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 36 (81.82%) Oracle
2 32 (72.73%) PL/SQL
3 22 (50.00%) Informatica
4 19 (43.18%) Oracle Database
5 18 (40.91%) Data Modelling
6 17 (38.64%) OLAP
7 15 (34.09%) UNIX
8 14 (31.82%) RDBMS
8 14 (31.82%) Relational Database
8 14 (31.82%) Oracle Database 11g
9 13 (29.55%) Oracle OLAP
9 13 (29.55%) ETL
10 10 (22.73%) WebLogic
11 9 (20.45%) Business Objects
11 9 (20.45%) webMethods
12 8 (18.18%) PowerExchange
12 8 (18.18%) Degree
12 8 (18.18%) Computer Science
12 8 (18.18%) Waterfall
13 7 (15.91%) Problem Management
13 7 (15.91%) Pega
13 7 (15.91%) BEA
13 7 (15.91%) J2EE
13 7 (15.91%) Windows
14 5 (11.36%) OO
14 5 (11.36%) RUP
14 5 (11.36%) XML
14 5 (11.36%) COBOL
14 5 (11.36%) Java
14 5 (11.36%) Configuration Management

SQL
Top Related IT Skills in Shropshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Shropshire 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 10 (22.73%) WebLogic
2 8 (18.18%) PowerExchange
3 2 (4.55%) Documentum
3 2 (4.55%) IIS
4 1 (2.27%) Tomcat
4 1 (2.27%) Apache
4 1 (2.27%) Oracle HTTP Server
4 1 (2.27%) SAS
4 1 (2.27%) IBM HTTP Server
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.55%) HTTP
2 1 (2.27%) SSL
2 1 (2.27%) LAN
2 1 (2.27%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.27%) SAN
2 1 (2.27%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (43.18%) Oracle Database
2 17 (38.64%) OLAP
3 14 (31.82%) RDBMS
3 14 (31.82%) Relational Database
3 14 (31.82%) Oracle Database 11g
4 13 (29.55%) Oracle OLAP
5 4 (9.09%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
5 4 (9.09%) Data Mining
6 3 (6.82%) SQL Server
6 3 (6.82%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (2.27%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (2.27%) ActiveReports
Development Applications
1 2 (4.55%) CA Gen
2 1 (2.27%) Toad
2 1 (2.27%) ProC
General
1 1 (2.27%) Banking
Job Titles
1 29 (65.91%) Developer
2 12 (27.27%) Informatica Developer
3 7 (15.91%) Architect
4 5 (11.36%) Lead Developer
5 4 (9.09%) Business Objects Developer
5 4 (9.09%) Test Analyst
5 4 (9.09%) Consultant
5 4 (9.09%) Analyst
6 2 (4.55%) COBOL Developer
6 2 (4.55%) Data Consultant
6 2 (4.55%) Data Warehouse Specialist
6 2 (4.55%) ETL Developer
6 2 (4.55%) Oracle DBA
6 2 (4.55%) Informatica Consultant
6 2 (4.55%) Business Intelligence Consultant
6 2 (4.55%) Software Architect
6 2 (4.55%) DBA
6 2 (4.55%) Data Warehouse Consultant
6 2 (4.55%) Business Intelligence Specialist
7 1 (2.27%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (15.91%) J2EE
2 5 (11.36%) XML
3 4 (9.09%) .NET
4 2 (4.55%) Web Services
5 1 (2.27%) HTML
5 1 (2.27%) ASP.NET
5 1 (2.27%) CSS
5 1 (2.27%) Silverlight
5 1 (2.27%) Oracle Streams
5 1 (2.27%) jQuery
5 1 (2.27%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 8 (18.18%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.27%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 15 (34.09%) UNIX
2 7 (15.91%) Windows
3 1 (2.27%) Windows XP
3 1 (2.27%) Linux
3 1 (2.27%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (2.27%) VME
3 1 (2.27%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (2.27%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (40.91%) Data Modelling
2 13 (29.55%) ETL
3 8 (18.18%) Waterfall
4 7 (15.91%) Problem Management
5 5 (11.36%) OO
5 5 (11.36%) RUP
5 5 (11.36%) Configuration Management
6 4 (9.09%) Migration
6 4 (9.09%) Test Scripting
6 4 (9.09%) Test Strategy
6 4 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (4.55%) Software Testing
7 2 (4.55%) Software Architecture
7 2 (4.55%) Analytics
7 2 (4.55%) MVC
7 2 (4.55%) ITIL
8 1 (2.27%) E-Commerce
8 1 (2.27%) System Testing
8 1 (2.27%) Performance Tuning
8 1 (2.27%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 32 (72.73%) PL/SQL
2 5 (11.36%) COBOL
2 5 (11.36%) Java
3 4 (9.09%) VBA
4 3 (6.82%) Perl
4 3 (6.82%) C#
4 3 (6.82%) Shell Script
5 2 (4.55%) JavaScript
6 1 (2.27%) C
6 1 (2.27%) C++
6 1 (2.27%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 8 (18.18%) Degree
2 2 (4.55%) Oracle Certification
3 1 (2.27%) ISEB
3 1 (2.27%) OCP
3 1 (2.27%) ISTQB
System Software
1 2 (4.55%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.27%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.27%) VMware ESX
2 1 (2.27%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 1 (2.27%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 1 (2.27%) Tivoli
1 1 (2.27%) MOM
1 1 (2.27%) Data Guard
1 1 (2.27%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 36 (81.82%) Oracle
2 22 (50.00%) Informatica
3 9 (20.45%) Business Objects
3 9 (20.45%) webMethods
4 7 (15.91%) Pega
4 7 (15.91%) BEA
5 3 (6.82%) ICL
6 1 (2.27%) HP
6 1 (2.27%) IBM
6 1 (2.27%) CheckPoint
6 1 (2.27%) SolarWinds
6 1 (2.27%) VMware