The first table below looks at the demand 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 17 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 East 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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Structured Query Language (SQL)
Rank 6 7 8
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +1
Contract jobs citing SQL 1270 1130 1247
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 13.09% 13.48% 11.77%
As % of the Programming Languages category 40.84% 42.50% 38.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 691 567 621
Average daily rate £328 £350 £348
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.42% +0.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 67 46
Average hourly rate £17.50 £27.50 £21.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-36.36% +26.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £16.50 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £45.00 £39.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.00 £27.50 £25.56
% change year-on-year
+12.72% +7.57%
Programming Languages Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
3110 2659 3274
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 32.05% 31.73% 30.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 1755 1327 1593
Average daily rate £335 £340 £328
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.47% +3.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £242 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £428 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 114 213 204
Average hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £17.29 £19.51
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.50 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +2.94%
SQL
England

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 17 April 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 17 April 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 17 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
Berkshire -4 331 £338 -4.86% 137
Hampshire -3 273 £325 -7.14% 100
Surrey +2 254 £350 - 124
Buckinghamshire 0 139 £325 +18.18% 38
Oxfordshire -2 63 £311 -4.23% 73
West Sussex 0 56 £320 -11.11% 40
East Sussex +8 47 £325 -18.75% 22
Kent +6 45 £375 +15.38% 45
Middlesex -4 13 £300 -7.76% 5
Home Counties +2 4 £240 -
Sussex -3 1 - - 1
Isle of Wight - - - - 1
SQL
England

SQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 17 April 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.

1 869 (34.98%) SQL Server
2 637 (25.64%) Oracle
3 624 (25.12%) .NET
4 560 (22.54%) Windows
5 555 (22.34%) Microsoft
6 524 (21.10%) C#
7 389 (15.66%) Finance
8 351 (14.13%) JavaScript
9 344 (13.85%) XML
10 331 (13.33%) T-SQL
11 320 (12.88%) HTML
12 305 (12.28%) Java
12 305 (12.28%) PL/SQL
13 302 (12.16%) ASP.NET
13 302 (12.16%) MS Excel
13 302 (12.16%) Business Intelligence
14 289 (11.63%) UNIX
15 267 (10.75%) Security Cleared
16 262 (10.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 247 (9.94%) Web Services
18 243 (9.78%) Linux
19 240 (9.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
20 237 (9.54%) CSS
20 237 (9.54%) SQL Server 2008
21 231 (9.30%) ETL
22 228 (9.18%) Data Warehouse
23 199 (8.01%) SC Cleared
24 183 (7.37%) Visual Studio
24 183 (7.37%) Agile Software Development
25 182 (7.33%) Active Directory

SQL
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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
1 181 (7.29%) SharePoint
2 110 (4.43%) IIS
3 72 (2.90%) MS Exchange
4 63 (2.54%) WebLogic
5 54 (2.17%) SharePoint 2010
6 42 (1.69%) CMS
6 42 (1.69%) SharePoint Server
7 38 (1.53%) SAS
8 36 (1.45%) BizTalk Server
8 36 (1.45%) WebSphere
9 32 (1.29%) Apache
10 30 (1.21%) Exchange Server 2010
11 18 (0.72%) Liferay
11 18 (0.72%) Tomcat
11 18 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2003
12 14 (0.56%) IBM Notes
12 14 (0.56%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 13 (0.52%) Lotus Domino
14 11 (0.44%) Oracle Workflow
14 11 (0.44%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 302 (12.16%) MS Excel
2 158 (6.36%) MS Office
3 22 (0.89%) Spreadsheet
4 17 (0.68%) MS Visio
5 16 (0.64%) MS Project
6 15 (0.60%) MS PowerPoint
7 11 (0.44%) PowerPivot
8 4 (0.16%) InfoPath
8 4 (0.16%) Adobe Illustrator
8 4 (0.16%) SPSS
9 1 (0.040%) ArcInfo
9 1 (0.040%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.040%) FastStats
Business Applications
1 57 (2.29%) Dynamics CRM
2 32 (1.29%) Oracle EBS
3 23 (0.93%) Oracle Applications
4 14 (0.56%) Oracle EBS R12
5 13 (0.52%) Oracle BPM
5 13 (0.52%) Dynamics NAV
5 13 (0.52%) Oracle Financials
6 11 (0.44%) SAP SD
6 11 (0.44%) Magento
6 11 (0.44%) Oracle Payables
7 10 (0.40%) Oracle General Ledger
8 9 (0.36%) Oracle Receivables
8 9 (0.36%) SAP CRM
8 9 (0.36%) Oracle CRM
9 8 (0.32%) Cognos Business Intelligence
10 7 (0.28%) SAP MM
10 7 (0.28%) CSG Singleview
10 7 (0.28%) Oracle Cash Management
11 6 (0.24%) Oracle Assets
11 6 (0.24%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 23 (0.93%) SaaS
2 15 (0.60%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (0.48%) Office 365
4 9 (0.36%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (0.16%) Amazon AWS
5 4 (0.16%) IaaS
6 3 (0.12%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (0.081%) MailChimp
7 2 (0.081%) Amazon SQS
8 1 (0.040%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 65 (2.62%) TCP/IP
2 59 (2.38%) SAN
3 58 (2.33%) Firewall
4 54 (2.17%) LAN
5 53 (2.13%) DNS
6 45 (1.81%) Internet
7 43 (1.73%) WAN
8 34 (1.37%) HTTP
9 33 (1.33%) DHCP
10 32 (1.29%) VPN
11 24 (0.97%) 3G
12 22 (0.89%) LDAP
13 18 (0.72%) LTE
13 18 (0.72%) Radio Access Network
14 15 (0.60%) Ethernet
14 15 (0.60%) VoIP
15 13 (0.52%) ATM
16 12 (0.48%) MPLS
16 12 (0.48%) 2G
17 11 (0.44%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 869 (34.98%) SQL Server
2 262 (10.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 240 (9.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 237 (9.54%) SQL Server 2008
5 228 (9.18%) Data Warehouse
6 177 (7.13%) Oracle Database
7 149 (6.00%) Relational Database
8 139 (5.60%) SQL Server 2005
9 114 (4.59%) SQL Server 2012
10 108 (4.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 101 (4.07%) Oracle Database 11g
12 87 (3.50%) MySQL
13 70 (2.82%) DB2
14 57 (2.29%) RDBMS
15 56 (2.25%) Oracle Database 10g
16 54 (2.17%) MS Access
17 47 (1.89%) QlikView
18 45 (1.81%) Oracle Reports
19 39 (1.57%) OLAP
19 39 (1.57%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 183 (7.37%) Visual Studio
2 124 (4.99%) Team Foundation Server
3 96 (3.86%) Subversion
4 55 (2.21%) Selenium
5 53 (2.13%) Toad
6 47 (1.89%) Jenkins
7 44 (1.77%) Git (software)
8 41 (1.65%) QuickTest Pro
9 34 (1.37%) Eclipse
10 32 (1.29%) SpecFlow
11 30 (1.21%) NUnit
12 27 (1.09%) Hudson
13 26 (1.05%) SoapUI
13 26 (1.05%) Oracle Forms
14 24 (0.97%) JIRA
15 22 (0.89%) Talend Open Studio
15 22 (0.89%) WebDriver
15 22 (0.89%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
16 19 (0.76%) Maven
17 17 (0.68%) Ant
General
1 389 (15.66%) Finance
2 151 (6.08%) Telecoms
3 65 (2.62%) Marketing
4 54 (2.17%) Retail
5 50 (2.01%) Games
6 35 (1.41%) Billing
7 27 (1.09%) Manufacturing
8 23 (0.93%) Banking
9 17 (0.68%) Back Office
10 13 (0.52%) Publishing
11 11 (0.44%) Legal
12 10 (0.40%) Military
13 8 (0.32%) Pharmaceutical
14 7 (0.28%) Electronics
15 5 (0.20%) Financial Institution
15 5 (0.20%) Advertising
15 5 (0.20%) Italian Language
15 5 (0.20%) Spanish Language
16 4 (0.16%) German Language
17 3 (0.12%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 1035 (41.67%) Developer
2 555 (22.34%) Analyst
3 236 (9.50%) .NET Developer
4 190 (7.65%) DBA
5 173 (6.96%) SQL Developer
6 149 (6.00%) Consultant
7 138 (5.56%) Test Analyst
8 112 (4.51%) Data Analyst
9 103 (4.15%) Java Developer
10 102 (4.11%) SQL DBA
11 95 (3.82%) C# Developer
12 78 (3.14%) Administrator
13 76 (3.06%) Programmer
14 69 (2.78%) Support Engineer
15 66 (2.66%) Software Developer
16 65 (2.62%) ASP.NET Developer
17 64 (2.58%) Information Analyst
17 64 (2.58%) Architect
17 64 (2.58%) Business Analyst
18 61 (2.46%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 624 (25.12%) .NET
2 344 (13.85%) XML
3 320 (12.88%) HTML
4 302 (12.16%) ASP.NET
5 247 (9.94%) Web Services
6 237 (9.54%) CSS
7 181 (7.29%) jQuery
8 147 (5.92%) WCF
9 94 (3.78%) SOAP
10 91 (3.66%) .NET Framework
11 87 (3.50%) Spring
12 77 (3.10%) J2EE
13 76 (3.06%) Ajax
14 74 (2.98%) HTML5
15 73 (2.94%) ASP.NET MVC
16 71 (2.86%) REST
17 70 (2.82%) XSLT
18 63 (2.54%) JSON
19 62 (2.50%) WPF
20 51 (2.05%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 114 (4.59%) NHS
2 75 (3.02%) Replication
3 60 (2.42%) Clustering
4 52 (2.09%) Enterprise Software
5 43 (1.73%) Management Information System
6 35 (1.41%) Mobile App
7 33 (1.33%) Computer Science
8 24 (0.97%) Data Integration
9 22 (0.89%) Client/Server
10 21 (0.85%) Blackberry
10 21 (0.85%) Data Extraction
11 15 (0.60%) Statistics
12 14 (0.56%) AS400
13 13 (0.52%) CESG
13 13 (0.52%) Open Source
14 12 (0.48%) Mainframe
15 11 (0.44%) FMCG
15 11 (0.44%) iSeries
16 10 (0.40%) Visualisation
16 10 (0.40%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 560 (22.54%) Windows
2 289 (11.63%) UNIX
3 243 (9.78%) Linux
4 122 (4.91%) Windows Server 2008
5 115 (4.63%) Windows Server 2003
6 73 (2.94%) Windows XP
7 64 (2.58%) Windows 7
8 44 (1.77%) AIX
9 41 (1.65%) Windows Server 2012
10 38 (1.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 38 (1.53%) Solaris
11 20 (0.81%) Apple iOS
12 19 (0.76%) Windows 2000
13 12 (0.48%) Windows Vista
13 12 (0.48%) Oracle Linux
14 9 (0.36%) Windows 8
14 9 (0.36%) Android
14 9 (0.36%) Windows NT
15 6 (0.24%) LynxOS
16 5 (0.20%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 302 (12.16%) Business Intelligence
2 231 (9.30%) ETL
3 183 (7.37%) Agile Software Development
4 181 (7.29%) Scrum
5 167 (6.72%) MVC
6 149 (6.00%) ITIL
7 144 (5.80%) CRM
8 143 (5.76%) Migration
9 119 (4.79%) OO
10 118 (4.75%) Data Modelling
11 115 (4.63%) Continuous Integration
12 104 (4.19%) Data Analysis
13 95 (3.82%) Workflow
14 94 (3.78%) Performance Tuning
15 93 (3.74%) TDD
16 92 (3.70%) Test Scripting
17 87 (3.50%) Web Development
18 73 (2.94%) SOA
19 72 (2.90%) Software Testing
19 72 (2.90%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 524 (21.10%) C#
2 351 (14.13%) JavaScript
3 331 (13.33%) T-SQL
4 305 (12.28%) Java
4 305 (12.28%) PL/SQL
5 148 (5.96%) VB.NET
6 126 (5.07%) VB
7 87 (3.50%) Python
8 86 (3.46%) PowerShell
9 83 (3.34%) Shell Script
10 73 (2.94%) C++
11 71 (2.86%) Perl
12 69 (2.78%) VBA
13 68 (2.74%) PHP
14 66 (2.66%) C
15 35 (1.41%) VB6
16 31 (1.25%) VBScript
17 29 (1.17%) Ruby
18 23 (0.93%) Korn
19 12 (0.48%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 267 (10.75%) Security Cleared
2 199 (8.01%) SC Cleared
3 92 (3.70%) Degree
4 66 (2.66%) ISEB
5 44 (1.77%) Microsoft Certification
6 31 (1.25%) ISTQB
7 28 (1.13%) MCSE
8 26 (1.05%) DV Cleared
9 20 (0.81%) ITIL Certification
10 14 (0.56%) Oracle Certification
11 13 (0.52%) MCP
12 12 (0.48%) ECDL
13 6 (0.24%) CCNA
13 6 (0.24%) CISM
13 6 (0.24%) MCITP
13 6 (0.24%) CISSP
13 6 (0.24%) Cisco Certification
14 5 (0.20%) CISA
15 4 (0.16%) SAS Certification
15 4 (0.16%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 77 (3.10%) QA
2 54 (2.17%) SLA
3 30 (1.21%) ISO 9001
4 14 (0.56%) Data Quality
5 10 (0.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 10 (0.40%) HL7
6 6 (0.24%) DICOM
7 5 (0.20%) GxP
8 3 (0.12%) Solvency II
9 1 (0.040%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 1 (0.040%) JSP 440
9 1 (0.040%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 182 (7.33%) Active Directory
2 77 (3.10%) VMware Infrastructure
3 43 (1.73%) Oracle RAC
4 37 (1.49%) Hyper-V
5 31 (1.25%) vSphere
6 30 (1.21%) Oracle RMAN
7 24 (0.97%) XenApp
8 18 (0.72%) XenServer
9 17 (0.68%) Microsoft App-V
10 11 (0.44%) XenDesktop
11 10 (0.40%) VMware ESX
12 6 (0.24%) Terminal Services
12 6 (0.24%) NLBS
12 6 (0.24%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 6 (0.24%) VMware ESXi
13 5 (0.20%) Xen
14 3 (0.12%) Veritas Cluster Server
14 3 (0.12%) Sendmail
14 3 (0.12%) ISA Server
15 2 (0.081%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 47 (1.89%) SCCM
2 44 (1.77%) HP Quality Center
3 33 (1.33%) SCOM
4 27 (1.09%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 25 (1.01%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 24 (0.97%) Data Guard
7 17 (0.68%) McAfee ePO
8 15 (0.60%) Tivoli
9 13 (0.52%) Backup Exec
9 13 (0.52%) NSN NetAct
10 11 (0.44%) Netcool
10 11 (0.44%) Puppet
10 11 (0.44%) SCVMM
10 11 (0.44%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 10 (0.40%) Legato
11 10 (0.40%) Foglight
11 10 (0.40%) SCDPM
12 9 (0.36%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 9 (0.36%) WSUS
13 8 (0.32%) WMI
Vendors
1 637 (25.64%) Oracle
2 555 (22.34%) Microsoft
3 173 (6.96%) VMware
4 98 (3.95%) Citrix
5 86 (3.46%) Business Objects
6 79 (3.18%) IBM
7 76 (3.06%) Informatica
8 72 (2.90%) HP
9 66 (2.66%) SAP
10 54 (2.17%) Cognos
11 46 (1.85%) Cisco
12 35 (1.41%) Red Hat
13 32 (1.29%) NetApp
14 24 (0.97%) Salesforce.com
15 23 (0.93%) Google
16 22 (0.89%) Talend
16 22 (0.89%) McAfee
17 21 (0.85%) EMC
17 21 (0.85%) Netezza
18 20 (0.81%) Remedy
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
IT Connections
Rate: to £400 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
Hampshire
Proactive Appointments
Rate: Unspecified Market Rate
Posted: 5 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 19 hours ago
Surrey
Vertical IT
Rate: £225 - £275 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
Hampshire
Sanderson
Rate: £300 - £340 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Hampshire
Sanderson
Rate: £300 - £340 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Buckinghamshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Competitve Rates
Posted: Yesterday
South East
Westbourne Partners
Posted: Yesterday
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Connectus
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Hampshire
MBN Recruitment Solutions
Rate: Unspecified (£flex)
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Experis IT
Rate: £275.00 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
IT Talent Solutions
Rate: From £0 to £0 per annum DOE
Posted: 2 days ago
Kent
Blue Personnel
Rate: From £300 to £350 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Nationwide People Ltd
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Basingstoke, Hampshire
Circle Recruitment
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West Sussex
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Rate: £300 - £301350 per day
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Oxbridge Answers
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Portsmouth, Hampshire
Experis IT
Rate: £380 - £415 per day
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