The table below looks at the statistics 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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Structured Query Language (SQL)
Rank 12 4 2
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -2
Contract jobs citing SQL 11 16 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Shropshire 8.33% 17.39% 39.17%
As % of the Programming Languages category 35.48% 42.11% 79.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 6 32
Average daily rate
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£315 £425 £469
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.88% -9.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £247 £425 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £327 £438 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £25.88 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-3.38% +3.50%
SQL
West Midlands

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

Programming Languages Category
Shropshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
31 38 59
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Shropshire 23.48% 41.30% 49.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 13 39
Average daily rate £400 £425 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% -15.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £238 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £432 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £19.48 -
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 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
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 20 August 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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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
Telford -5 9 £315 -
Shrewsbury - - - -
SQL
West Midlands

SQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Shropshire

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 18 (75.00%) Oracle
2 14 (58.33%) UNIX
3 12 (50.00%) WebLogic
3 12 (50.00%) PL/SQL
4 11 (45.83%) Java
5 10 (41.67%) Waterfall
6 9 (37.50%) webMethods
7 8 (33.33%) Informatica
8 7 (29.17%) Windows
9 6 (25.00%) XML
9 6 (25.00%) Perl
9 6 (25.00%) BEA
10 5 (20.83%) COBOL
10 5 (20.83%) J2EE
10 5 (20.83%) RUP
10 5 (20.83%) Shell Script
10 5 (20.83%) Documentum
10 5 (20.83%) Pega
11 4 (16.67%) SC Cleared
11 4 (16.67%) Security Cleared
11 4 (16.67%) Problem Management
11 4 (16.67%) Test Scripting
11 4 (16.67%) Oracle Database
11 4 (16.67%) ICL
12 3 (12.50%) Software Testing
12 3 (12.50%) Project Planning
12 3 (12.50%) Oracle OWB
12 3 (12.50%) Middleware
12 3 (12.50%) ClearQuest
12 3 (12.50%) OO

SQL
Top Related IT Skills in Shropshire by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 12 (50.00%) WebLogic
2 5 (20.83%) Documentum
Applications
1 2 (8.33%) MS Project
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (16.67%) Oracle Database
2 3 (12.50%) Oracle OWB
3 2 (8.33%) Data Mart
3 2 (8.33%) SQLPlus
4 1 (4.17%) QlikView
4 1 (4.17%) IBM InfoSphere
4 1 (4.17%) Relational Database
4 1 (4.17%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (4.17%) Data Mining
4 1 (4.17%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 3 (12.50%) ClearCase
1 3 (12.50%) ClearQuest
1 3 (12.50%) CA Gen
2 1 (4.17%) PowerDesigner
2 1 (4.17%) ERwin
General
1 2 (8.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (33.33%) Developer
2 6 (25.00%) Analyst
2 6 (25.00%) Architect
3 5 (20.83%) Software Architect
4 4 (16.67%) Test Analyst
5 3 (12.50%) Test Manager
5 3 (12.50%) COBOL Developer
6 2 (8.33%) SQL Developer
6 2 (8.33%) PL/SQL Developer
7 1 (4.17%) Oracle Team Leader
7 1 (4.17%) Systems Architect
7 1 (4.17%) Technical Support
7 1 (4.17%) Database Analyst
7 1 (4.17%) Lead Developer
7 1 (4.17%) Data Analyst
7 1 (4.17%) Oracle Developer
7 1 (4.17%) Systems Developer
7 1 (4.17%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (25.00%) XML
2 5 (20.83%) J2EE
3 3 (12.50%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.33%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 14 (58.33%) UNIX
2 7 (29.17%) Windows
3 1 (4.17%) Linux
3 1 (4.17%) VME
3 1 (4.17%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (41.67%) Waterfall
2 5 (20.83%) RUP
3 4 (16.67%) Problem Management
3 4 (16.67%) Test Scripting
4 3 (12.50%) Test Strategy
4 3 (12.50%) Software Architecture
4 3 (12.50%) Security Testing
4 3 (12.50%) OO
4 3 (12.50%) Software Testing
4 3 (12.50%) Project Planning
4 3 (12.50%) Data Modelling
5 2 (8.33%) ETL
5 2 (8.33%) Data Security
5 2 (8.33%) Security Management
5 2 (8.33%) Data Analysis
5 2 (8.33%) Test Management
5 2 (8.33%) Performance Tuning
6 1 (4.17%) System Testing
6 1 (4.17%) Data Cleansing
6 1 (4.17%) Information Assurance
Programming Languages
1 12 (50.00%) PL/SQL
2 11 (45.83%) Java
3 6 (25.00%) Perl
4 5 (20.83%) COBOL
4 5 (20.83%) Shell Script
5 3 (12.50%) VB
Qualifications
1 4 (16.67%) SC Cleared
1 4 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 2 (8.33%) ISEB
2 2 (8.33%) ISEB Practitioner
3 1 (4.17%) Degree
3 1 (4.17%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (4.17%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.33%) Solvency II
System Software
1 2 (8.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (4.17%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 18 (75.00%) Oracle
2 9 (37.50%) webMethods
3 8 (33.33%) Informatica
4 6 (25.00%) BEA
5 5 (20.83%) Pega
6 4 (16.67%) ICL
7 3 (12.50%) CheckPoint
8 2 (8.33%) Microsoft
9 1 (4.17%) Sybase
9 1 (4.17%) Business Objects