The first table below looks at the demand for SQL skills in IT contracts advertised for the South Coast 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 South Coast 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 3 7 5
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -2
Contract jobs citing SQL 5 2 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South Coast 20.00% 6.67% 22.50%
As % of the Programming Languages category 83.33% 15.38% 69.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 6
Average daily rate £375 - £300
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
South Coast
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
6 13 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South Coast 24.00% 43.33% 32.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 8
Average daily rate £350 - £365
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.30% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Average hourly rate - £32.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +2.94%
SQL
England

SQL
Jobs Demand Trend in the South Coast

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

SQL Jobs Demand Trend in the South Coast

SQL
Daily Rate Trend in the South Coast

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

SQL Daily Rate Trend in the South Coast

SQL
Hourly Rate Trend in the South Coast

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

SQL Hourly Rate Trend in the South Coast

SQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South Coast

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South Coast 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 9 (60.00%) XML
2 8 (53.33%) Oracle
3 6 (40.00%) Test Scripting
4 5 (33.33%) SAP Implementation
4 5 (33.33%) ISEB
4 5 (33.33%) SAP
4 5 (33.33%) Middleware
4 5 (33.33%) Validation
4 5 (33.33%) Software Testing
4 5 (33.33%) ISTQB
5 4 (26.67%) Selenium
5 4 (26.67%) Automated Testing
5 4 (26.67%) SOAP
5 4 (26.67%) Web Services
5 4 (26.67%) Oracle Fusion
5 4 (26.67%) SoapUI
6 2 (13.33%) Finance
6 2 (13.33%) UNIX
6 2 (13.33%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (13.33%) Oracle Discoverer
7 1 (6.67%) General Ledger
7 1 (6.67%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (6.67%) PL/SQL
7 1 (6.67%) Regression Testing
7 1 (6.67%) Microsoft
7 1 (6.67%) NHS
7 1 (6.67%) Shell Script
7 1 (6.67%) MS Excel
7 1 (6.67%) SOA
7 1 (6.67%) Linux

SQL
Top Related IT Skills in the South Coast by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South Coast 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 1 (6.67%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (6.67%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Oracle Payables
1 1 (6.67%) Oracle Receivables
1 1 (6.67%) Oracle Cash Management
1 1 (6.67%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
1 1 (6.67%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (6.67%) Oracle General Ledger
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (13.33%) Oracle Reports
1 2 (13.33%) Oracle Discoverer
2 1 (6.67%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (6.67%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 4 (26.67%) Selenium
1 4 (26.67%) SoapUI
General
1 2 (13.33%) Finance
2 1 (6.67%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 8 (53.33%) Analyst
2 6 (40.00%) Test Analyst
3 4 (26.67%) Test Leader
4 2 (13.33%) Consultant
4 2 (13.33%) Functional Consultant
4 2 (13.33%) Payroll Consultant
4 2 (13.33%) Oracle Consultant
4 2 (13.33%) Oracle Functional Consultant
4 2 (13.33%) Oracle Payroll Consultant
4 2 (13.33%) Oracle HR Consultant
5 1 (6.67%) Information Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Oracle Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Oracle Support Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Support Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) NHS Information Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (60.00%) XML
2 5 (33.33%) Middleware
3 4 (26.67%) SOAP
3 4 (26.67%) Web Services
3 4 (26.67%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.67%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 2 (13.33%) UNIX
2 1 (6.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (40.00%) Test Scripting
2 5 (33.33%) SAP Implementation
2 5 (33.33%) Validation
2 5 (33.33%) Software Testing
3 4 (26.67%) Automated Testing
4 1 (6.67%) Regression Testing
4 1 (6.67%) SOA
4 1 (6.67%) Cash Management
4 1 (6.67%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (6.67%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.67%) PL/SQL
1 1 (6.67%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 5 (33.33%) ISEB
1 5 (33.33%) ISTQB
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) Vagrant
1 1 (6.67%) Puppet
Vendors
1 8 (53.33%) Oracle
2 5 (33.33%) SAP
3 1 (6.67%) Microsoft