The table below looks at the statistics for SQL skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SQL over the 3 months to 16 September 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Structured Query Language (SQL)
Rank 6 6 6
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Contract jobs citing SQL 1227 1254 1263
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 13.24% 14.34% 12.54%
As % of the Programming Languages category 40.52% 40.21% 39.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 714 662 584
Average daily rate
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£350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £230 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 44 58
Average hourly rate £22.63 £25.63 £27.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.70% -5.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.02 £12.33 £15.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.25 £35.70 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £23.48 £27.25
% change year-on-year
+10.73% -13.83%
SQL
England

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

Programming Languages Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
3028 3119 3233
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 32.66% 35.67% 32.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 1698 1671 1541
Average daily rate £350 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £230 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 108 133 176
Average hourly rate £35.00 £36.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £17.50 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £50.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%

SQL
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

SQL Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

SQL
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

SQL Daily Rate Trend in the South East

SQL
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SQL across the South East region over the 3 months to 16 September 2014.

SQL Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

SQL
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

SQL Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

SQL
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SQL across the South East region over the 3 months to 16 September 2014.

SQL Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

SQL
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL within the South East region over the 3 months to 16 September 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Hampshire -1 252 £360 +10.76% 89
Surrey +3 250 £350 -3.11% 79
Berkshire -5 249 £375 +7.14% 80
Buckinghamshire +1 145 £318 -9.28% 44
Oxfordshire +4 102 £338 -3.57% 31
East Sussex -4 65 £350 -3.44% 19
Kent -3 47 £275 -20.86% 21
West Sussex -8 33 £290 -22.66% 20
Middlesex -2 22 £313 -10.71% 5
Thames Valley +6 3 - -
Sussex -5 2 £303 -19.33%
Isle of Wight - - - -
SQL
England

SQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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.

1 705 (30.21%) SQL Server
2 689 (29.52%) Oracle
3 550 (23.56%) .NET
4 482 (20.65%) Windows
5 478 (20.48%) C#
6 406 (17.40%) Microsoft
7 375 (16.07%) Agile Software Development
8 364 (15.60%) Java
9 361 (15.47%) XML
10 351 (15.04%) Finance
11 316 (13.54%) PL/SQL
12 291 (12.47%) JavaScript
13 283 (12.13%) ASP.NET
14 280 (12.00%) Security Cleared
15 277 (11.87%) T-SQL
16 269 (11.53%) UNIX
17 267 (11.44%) HTML
18 252 (10.80%) Business Intelligence
19 243 (10.41%) Linux
20 232 (9.94%) MS Excel
21 228 (9.77%) Analytical Skills
22 227 (9.73%) Oracle Database
23 223 (9.55%) MVC
24 220 (9.43%) Web Services
25 212 (9.08%) SC Cleared
26 200 (8.57%) CSS
27 198 (8.48%) Data Warehouse
27 198 (8.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
28 195 (8.35%) SQL Server 2008
29 174 (7.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services

SQL
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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
1 148 (6.34%) SharePoint
2 129 (5.53%) IIS
3 75 (3.21%) WebLogic
4 71 (3.04%) SAS
5 66 (2.83%) WebSphere
6 58 (2.49%) Apache
7 54 (2.31%) MS Exchange
8 49 (2.10%) BizTalk Server
9 35 (1.50%) SharePoint 2010
10 34 (1.46%) SharePoint Server
11 30 (1.29%) Lync
12 29 (1.24%) Exchange Server 2013
13 28 (1.20%) Tomcat
14 25 (1.07%) WebSphere Application Server
15 21 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2003
15 21 (0.90%) SharePoint 2013
16 20 (0.86%) Exchange Server 2010
17 19 (0.81%) Documentum
18 18 (0.77%) Oracle SOA Suite
19 17 (0.73%) CMS
Applications
1 232 (9.94%) MS Excel
2 128 (5.48%) MS Office
3 26 (1.11%) MS Visio
4 12 (0.51%) Spreadsheet
5 9 (0.39%) SPSS
6 8 (0.34%) MS Project
6 8 (0.34%) MS PowerPoint
7 7 (0.30%) InfoPath
8 5 (0.21%) PowerPivot
9 3 (0.13%) ArcInfo
10 2 (0.086%) FastStats
10 2 (0.086%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 62 (2.66%) Dynamics CRM
2 50 (2.14%) Oracle Applications
3 30 (1.29%) Oracle EBS
4 19 (0.81%) Dynamics AX
5 16 (0.69%) Oracle BPM
5 16 (0.69%) Oracle EBS R12
6 14 (0.60%) Oracle Payables
6 14 (0.60%) Oracle Receivables
6 14 (0.60%) Oracle General Ledger
7 10 (0.43%) Oracle Financials
7 10 (0.43%) Oracle Assets
8 9 (0.39%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 8 (0.34%) BusinessWorks
10 6 (0.26%) TIBCO iProcess
11 5 (0.21%) Oracle 11i
11 5 (0.21%) Agresso
11 5 (0.21%) Oracle Cash Management
11 5 (0.21%) Magento
12 4 (0.17%) Oracle E-Business Tax
12 4 (0.17%) Staffware
Cloud Services
1 32 (1.37%) SaaS
2 23 (0.99%) Microsoft Azure
3 18 (0.77%) Office 365
4 16 (0.69%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (0.13%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (0.086%) SuccessFactors
6 2 (0.086%) Force.com
6 2 (0.086%) Google App Engine
6 2 (0.086%) Amazon AWS
6 2 (0.086%) Amazon SQS
7 1 (0.043%) Google Apps
7 1 (0.043%) Route 53
7 1 (0.043%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 128 (5.48%) SAN
2 99 (4.24%) Internet
3 82 (3.51%) Firewall
4 73 (3.13%) TCP/IP
5 58 (2.49%) DNS
6 39 (1.67%) HTTP
7 33 (1.41%) LDAP
8 26 (1.11%) 3G
9 21 (0.90%) LTE
9 21 (0.90%) WAN
9 21 (0.90%) DHCP
10 20 (0.86%) SSL
10 20 (0.86%) Radio Access Network
11 19 (0.81%) LAN
12 17 (0.73%) Intranet
13 16 (0.69%) HTTPS
13 16 (0.69%) NAS
13 16 (0.69%) Wireless
14 15 (0.64%) VPN
14 15 (0.64%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 705 (30.21%) SQL Server
2 227 (9.73%) Oracle Database
3 198 (8.48%) Data Warehouse
3 198 (8.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 195 (8.35%) SQL Server 2008
5 174 (7.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 138 (5.91%) Relational Database
7 116 (4.97%) Oracle Database 11g
8 95 (4.07%) SQL Server 2005
9 91 (3.90%) SQL Server 2012
10 87 (3.73%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 81 (3.47%) MySQL
12 74 (3.17%) Oracle Database 10g
13 69 (2.96%) Oracle Reports
14 61 (2.61%) QlikView
15 57 (2.44%) SQL Server 2000
16 52 (2.23%) RDBMS
17 47 (2.01%) DB2
18 43 (1.84%) DTS
19 40 (1.71%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 126 (5.40%) Visual Studio
2 100 (4.28%) Team Foundation Server
3 66 (2.83%) Selenium
4 52 (2.23%) Subversion
5 42 (1.80%) Toad
5 42 (1.80%) QuickTest Pro
6 37 (1.59%) Git (software)
7 36 (1.54%) Eclipse
8 32 (1.37%) JIRA
9 30 (1.29%) Jenkins
10 28 (1.20%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 28 (1.20%) WebDriver
11 27 (1.16%) SpecFlow
12 26 (1.11%) Maven
12 26 (1.11%) Ant
13 25 (1.07%) Oracle Forms
14 24 (1.03%) LoadRunner
14 24 (1.03%) SoapUI
15 21 (0.90%) JUnit
16 19 (0.81%) Oracle APEX
General
1 351 (15.04%) Finance
2 151 (6.47%) Telecoms
3 67 (2.87%) Marketing
4 39 (1.67%) Billing
5 33 (1.41%) Games
6 31 (1.33%) Banking
6 31 (1.33%) Manufacturing
7 25 (1.07%) Retail
8 22 (0.94%) Publishing
9 20 (0.86%) Pharmaceutical
10 18 (0.77%) Automotive
11 13 (0.56%) Electronics
12 12 (0.51%) Military
13 11 (0.47%) Legal
14 9 (0.39%) Back Office
15 6 (0.26%) Financial Institution
16 5 (0.21%) Advertising
16 5 (0.21%) General Ledger
17 3 (0.13%) Local Government
17 3 (0.13%) Korean Language
Job Titles
1 899 (38.52%) Developer
2 531 (22.75%) Analyst
3 165 (7.07%) .NET Developer
4 137 (5.87%) Consultant
5 134 (5.74%) Test Analyst
6 131 (5.61%) DBA
7 125 (5.36%) SQL Developer
8 100 (4.28%) Architect
9 88 (3.77%) Java Developer
10 86 (3.68%) Data Analyst
11 82 (3.51%) Administrator
12 79 (3.38%) Tester
13 76 (3.26%) C# Developer
14 75 (3.21%) SQL DBA
15 72 (3.08%) Support Analyst
16 66 (2.83%) Web Developer
17 60 (2.57%) C# .NET Developer
18 55 (2.36%) ASP.NET Developer
19 53 (2.27%) Oracle Developer
20 52 (2.23%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 550 (23.56%) .NET
2 361 (15.47%) XML
3 283 (12.13%) ASP.NET
4 267 (11.44%) HTML
5 220 (9.43%) Web Services
6 200 (8.57%) CSS
7 148 (6.34%) jQuery
8 132 (5.66%) WCF
9 118 (5.06%) ASP.NET MVC
10 117 (5.01%) Spring
11 115 (4.93%) REST
12 94 (4.03%) Ajax
13 93 (3.98%) JSON
14 84 (3.60%) SOAP
15 82 (3.51%) .NET Framework
16 69 (2.96%) XSLT
17 65 (2.78%) J2EE
18 61 (2.61%) HTML5
19 57 (2.44%) Hibernate
20 54 (2.31%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 228 (9.77%) Analytical Skills
2 69 (2.96%) Mobile App
3 65 (2.78%) Clustering
4 52 (2.23%) NHS
5 51 (2.19%) Management Information System
6 41 (1.76%) Replication
6 41 (1.76%) Computer Science
7 40 (1.71%) Enterprise Software
8 37 (1.59%) Data Integration
9 29 (1.24%) Statistics
10 27 (1.16%) N-Tier
10 27 (1.16%) Open Source
11 26 (1.11%) User Experience
12 24 (1.03%) Visualisation
13 18 (0.77%) GIS
14 17 (0.73%) PKI
15 15 (0.64%) iSeries
16 14 (0.60%) iPad
17 13 (0.56%) Mathematics
18 12 (0.51%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 482 (20.65%) Windows
2 269 (11.53%) UNIX
3 243 (10.41%) Linux
4 117 (5.01%) Windows Server 2003
5 111 (4.76%) Windows Server 2008
6 36 (1.54%) Solaris
7 34 (1.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 30 (1.29%) AIX
9 29 (1.24%) Windows Server 2012
10 25 (1.07%) Windows XP
11 22 (0.94%) Windows 7
12 21 (0.90%) Apple iOS
13 19 (0.81%) Oracle Linux
14 13 (0.56%) Windows 2000
15 12 (0.51%) Windows NT
16 11 (0.47%) Android
17 9 (0.39%) HPUX
18 6 (0.26%) Windows 8
19 5 (0.21%) SUSE
20 4 (0.17%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 375 (16.07%) Agile Software Development
2 252 (10.80%) Business Intelligence
3 223 (9.55%) MVC
4 169 (7.24%) ETL
5 165 (7.07%) Scrum
6 150 (6.43%) CRM
7 139 (5.96%) Migration
8 137 (5.87%) SOA
9 136 (5.83%) TDD
10 127 (5.44%) ITIL
11 111 (4.76%) Performance Tuning
12 96 (4.11%) Continuous Integration
13 92 (3.94%) Unit Testing
14 91 (3.90%) Data Analysis
15 90 (3.86%) Project Management
16 88 (3.77%) OO
17 87 (3.73%) User Acceptance Testing
18 82 (3.51%) Web Development
19 77 (3.30%) Software Engineering
20 74 (3.17%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 478 (20.48%) C#
2 364 (15.60%) Java
3 316 (13.54%) PL/SQL
4 291 (12.47%) JavaScript
5 277 (11.87%) T-SQL
6 110 (4.71%) VB
7 108 (4.63%) VB.NET
8 83 (3.56%) PowerShell
9 75 (3.21%) Shell Script
10 71 (3.04%) VBScript
11 65 (2.78%) Perl
12 58 (2.49%) Python
13 54 (2.31%) C
14 46 (1.97%) PHP
15 41 (1.76%) C++
16 36 (1.54%) VB6
17 30 (1.29%) VBA
18 25 (1.07%) Ruby
19 20 (0.86%) RPG
19 20 (0.86%) RPG IV
Qualifications
1 280 (12.00%) Security Cleared
2 212 (9.08%) SC Cleared
3 109 (4.67%) Degree
4 80 (3.43%) ISEB
5 76 (3.26%) Microsoft Certification
6 57 (2.44%) ISTQB
7 46 (1.97%) MCSE
8 44 (1.89%) DV Cleared
9 31 (1.33%) Cisco Certification
10 28 (1.20%) CCNA
11 27 (1.16%) MCP
12 23 (0.99%) ITIL Certification
13 21 (0.90%) CISSP
13 21 (0.90%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
14 19 (0.81%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 19 (0.81%) MCTS
15 10 (0.43%) CEH
16 7 (0.30%) CTC Cleared
16 7 (0.30%) PMI Certification
17 6 (0.26%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 129 (5.53%) QA
2 38 (1.63%) SLA
3 17 (0.73%) ISO 9001
4 14 (0.60%) Data Quality
5 10 (0.43%) CDISC
6 9 (0.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 4 (0.17%) HL7
8 2 (0.086%) GxP
9 1 (0.043%) DICOM
9 1 (0.043%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 138 (5.91%) Active Directory
2 61 (2.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 39 (1.67%) Oracle RAC
4 36 (1.54%) Hyper-V
5 30 (1.29%) Oracle RMAN
5 30 (1.29%) vSphere
6 13 (0.56%) ISA Server
7 12 (0.51%) VMware ESX
7 12 (0.51%) XenApp
8 11 (0.47%) Forefront TMG
8 11 (0.47%) UAG
9 9 (0.39%) XenDesktop
9 9 (0.39%) Terminal Services
10 8 (0.34%) Microsoft App-V
10 8 (0.34%) VMware ESXi
11 7 (0.30%) XenServer
12 6 (0.26%) Xen
13 5 (0.21%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 5 (0.21%) OCFS2
14 3 (0.13%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 65 (2.78%) HP Quality Center
2 54 (2.31%) SCCM
3 43 (1.84%) SCOM
4 36 (1.54%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 25 (1.07%) Data Guard
6 23 (0.99%) Tivoli
7 19 (0.81%) WMI
8 17 (0.73%) Backup Exec
8 17 (0.73%) Puppet
9 14 (0.60%) Netcool
9 14 (0.60%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 11 (0.47%) HP SIM
11 10 (0.43%) Oracle Identity Management
11 10 (0.43%) McAfee ePO
11 10 (0.43%) Nessus
12 9 (0.39%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 9 (0.39%) ARCserve
13 8 (0.34%) EMC NetWorker
14 7 (0.30%) NetBackup
15 6 (0.26%) Cobbler
Vendors
1 689 (29.52%) Oracle
2 406 (17.40%) Microsoft
3 141 (6.04%) VMware
4 100 (4.28%) HP
5 82 (3.51%) IBM
6 81 (3.47%) Citrix
7 70 (3.00%) Business Objects
8 68 (2.91%) SAP
9 64 (2.74%) Informatica
10 54 (2.31%) Google
11 46 (1.97%) Twitter
12 44 (1.89%) Facebook
13 38 (1.63%) Red Hat
14 37 (1.59%) EMC
14 37 (1.59%) Cognos
15 35 (1.50%) Cisco
16 27 (1.16%) NetApp
16 27 (1.16%) Teradata
17 25 (1.07%) Salesforce.com
18 24 (1.03%) JBoss
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