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 5 May 2015 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
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Structured Query Language (SQL)
Rank 8 7 7
Rank change year-on-year
-1 0
Contract jobs citing SQL 1231 1190 1122
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 12.37% 12.74% 13.40%
As % of the Programming Languages category 37.52% 39.24% 40.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 740 659 578
Average daily rate
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£343 £330 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.78% -5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 32 64
Average hourly rate £25.00 £22.75 £26.98
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.89% -15.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £11.48 £16.08
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.60 £52.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £32.63 £26.98
% change year-on-year
-23.37% +20.94%
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
3281 3033 2752
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 32.97% 32.46% 32.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 1965 1723 1377
Average daily rate £350 £335 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.47% -2.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £240 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 114 106 222
Average hourly rate £39.00 £40.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £17.00 £17.33
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £52.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £36.40 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-1.09% +4.00%

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 5 May 2015.

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 5 May 2015.

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 5 May 2015. 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 -3 243 £350 +7.69% 119
Surrey +5 237 £350 - 105
Berkshire -5 224 £350 - 122
Buckinghamshire +3 182 £325 - 54
Oxfordshire +5 113 £403 +28.28% 71
West Sussex -3 89 £341 +9.20% 31
East Sussex 0 60 £305 -6.15% 21
Kent 0 51 £323 -14.00% 41
Middlesex +11 16 £306 +2.08% 3
Sussex 0 5 £250 - 2
Home Counties +4 1 £225 -6.25%
Isle of Wight - 1 £500 - 3
SQL
England

SQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, 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.

1 663 (27.35%) Oracle
2 599 (24.71%) SQL Server
3 548 (22.61%) Microsoft
4 523 (21.58%) .NET
5 487 (20.09%) Windows
6 415 (17.12%) C#
7 376 (15.51%) Agile Software Development
8 351 (14.48%) Finance
9 334 (13.78%) JavaScript
10 322 (13.28%) Java
11 312 (12.87%) PL/SQL
11 312 (12.87%) XML
11 312 (12.87%) Security Cleared
12 302 (12.46%) HTML
13 297 (12.25%) ASP.NET
14 290 (11.96%) Business Intelligence
15 280 (11.55%) VMware
16 261 (10.77%) T-SQL
17 260 (10.73%) UNIX
18 253 (10.44%) CSS
19 250 (10.31%) Linux
20 245 (10.11%) MS Excel
21 240 (9.90%) Web Services
22 233 (9.61%) Data Warehouse
23 226 (9.32%) Migration
24 222 (9.16%) Active Directory
25 221 (9.12%) Analytical Skills
26 213 (8.79%) SC Cleared
27 211 (8.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
28 203 (8.37%) Telecoms

SQL
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, 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
1 149 (6.15%) SharePoint
2 135 (5.57%) IIS
3 92 (3.80%) CMS
4 86 (3.55%) WebLogic
5 65 (2.68%) MS Exchange
6 51 (2.10%) SAS
7 49 (2.02%) Apache
8 47 (1.94%) Tomcat
9 46 (1.90%) BizTalk Server
10 40 (1.65%) SharePoint 2013
10 40 (1.65%) WebSphere
11 37 (1.53%) SharePoint 2010
12 35 (1.44%) JBoss
13 28 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2010
14 21 (0.87%) Lync
15 20 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2013
16 17 (0.70%) Oracle SOA Suite
17 16 (0.66%) SharePoint Server
18 14 (0.58%) Oracle Workflow
19 13 (0.54%) Oracle 10gAS
Applications
1 245 (10.11%) MS Excel
2 161 (6.64%) MS Office
3 31 (1.28%) MS PowerPoint
4 18 (0.74%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 16 (0.66%) MS Visio
6 15 (0.62%) SPSS
7 13 (0.54%) Photoshop
8 10 (0.41%) MS Project
9 9 (0.37%) PowerPivot
10 7 (0.29%) InfoPath
10 7 (0.29%) GIMP
11 6 (0.25%) Spreadsheet
12 1 (0.041%) Simulink
12 1 (0.041%) ArcInfo
Business Applications
1 57 (2.35%) Dynamics CRM
2 37 (1.53%) Oracle EBS R12
3 36 (1.49%) Oracle EBS
4 28 (1.16%) Oracle Applications
5 22 (0.91%) Remedy ITSM
6 20 (0.83%) Oracle Cash Management
7 13 (0.54%) Oracle Financials
8 12 (0.50%) Oracle BPM
8 12 (0.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 11 (0.45%) Oracle Payables
10 10 (0.41%) BusinessWorks
10 10 (0.41%) Dynamics AX
11 9 (0.37%) Oracle Assets
11 9 (0.37%) Oracle General Ledger
12 8 (0.33%) Oracle Utilities
12 8 (0.33%) Agresso
13 5 (0.21%) Unica
13 5 (0.21%) Oracle 11i
13 5 (0.21%) Oracle ERP
13 5 (0.21%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 49 (2.02%) Microsoft Azure
2 27 (1.11%) Amazon AWS
3 15 (0.62%) Cloud Computing
4 13 (0.54%) SaaS
5 11 (0.45%) Office 365
6 6 (0.25%) PaaS
7 5 (0.21%) Amazon EC2
8 4 (0.17%) IaaS
8 4 (0.17%) Boomi
9 3 (0.12%) OpenShift
9 3 (0.12%) SuccessFactors
9 3 (0.12%) Yammer
10 2 (0.083%) Route 53
10 2 (0.083%) GitHub
10 2 (0.083%) Google Analytics
10 2 (0.083%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 2 (0.083%) Azure Active Directory
10 2 (0.083%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 2 (0.083%) Amazon EMR
10 2 (0.083%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 102 (4.21%) Firewall
2 96 (3.96%) SAN
3 87 (3.59%) DNS
4 47 (1.94%) TCP/IP
5 46 (1.90%) DHCP
6 45 (1.86%) Internet
7 43 (1.77%) LAN
8 41 (1.69%) Radio Access Network
9 37 (1.53%) WAN
10 36 (1.49%) VPN
11 33 (1.36%) Intranet
12 29 (1.20%) 3G
13 26 (1.07%) LTE
14 25 (1.03%) 2G
14 25 (1.03%) LDAP
14 25 (1.03%) HTTP
15 20 (0.83%) SSL
16 19 (0.78%) NAS
17 18 (0.74%) Network Security
17 18 (0.74%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 599 (24.71%) SQL Server
2 233 (9.61%) Data Warehouse
3 211 (8.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 200 (8.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 192 (7.92%) Oracle Database
6 164 (6.77%) Relational Database
7 159 (6.56%) SQL Server 2008
8 115 (4.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 92 (3.80%) Oracle Database 11g
10 82 (3.38%) SQL Server 2012
11 79 (3.26%) MySQL
12 78 (3.22%) Oracle Reports
13 70 (2.89%) RDBMS
14 66 (2.72%) DB2
15 64 (2.64%) QlikView
16 63 (2.60%) PostgreSQL
17 42 (1.73%) Oracle Database 10g
17 42 (1.73%) SQL Server 2005
18 41 (1.69%) MS Access
19 31 (1.28%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 146 (6.02%) Visual Studio
2 118 (4.87%) Team Foundation Server
3 80 (3.30%) Subversion
4 65 (2.68%) Git (software)
5 50 (2.06%) Selenium
6 38 (1.57%) Jenkins
6 38 (1.57%) Ant
7 37 (1.53%) Toad
7 37 (1.53%) StarTeam
8 34 (1.40%) Maven
9 30 (1.24%) JIRA
10 29 (1.20%) Oracle Forms
10 29 (1.20%) MSI
11 27 (1.11%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 25 (1.03%) NUnit
13 24 (0.99%) SoapUI
14 23 (0.95%) Eclipse
15 22 (0.91%) ClearCase
16 20 (0.83%) JUnit
17 19 (0.78%) CruiseControl
General
1 351 (14.48%) Finance
2 203 (8.37%) Telecoms
3 99 (4.08%) Banking
4 50 (2.06%) Retail
5 48 (1.98%) Marketing
6 29 (1.20%) Publishing
7 26 (1.07%) Manufacturing
8 23 (0.95%) Billing
9 21 (0.87%) Electronics
10 19 (0.78%) Games
11 14 (0.58%) Investment Banking
12 13 (0.54%) Legal
13 10 (0.41%) Back Office
14 9 (0.37%) Automotive
15 8 (0.33%) Financial Institution
15 8 (0.33%) Advertising
16 6 (0.25%) Pharmaceutical
16 6 (0.25%) German Language
17 5 (0.21%) Front Office
17 5 (0.21%) Military
Job Titles
1 944 (38.94%) Developer
2 545 (22.48%) Analyst
3 171 (7.05%) .NET Developer
4 128 (5.28%) Architect
5 123 (5.07%) SQL Developer
6 120 (4.95%) Data Analyst
7 115 (4.74%) C# Developer
8 113 (4.66%) DBA
9 112 (4.62%) Consultant
10 102 (4.21%) Test Analyst
11 72 (2.97%) Support Analyst
11 72 (2.97%) Administrator
12 71 (2.93%) SQL DBA
13 69 (2.85%) Java Developer
14 68 (2.81%) C# .NET Developer
15 67 (2.76%) Tester
16 62 (2.56%) Business Intelligence Developer
17 55 (2.27%) Web Developer
18 54 (2.23%) Business Analyst
19 53 (2.19%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 523 (21.58%) .NET
2 312 (12.87%) XML
3 302 (12.46%) HTML
4 297 (12.25%) ASP.NET
5 253 (10.44%) CSS
6 240 (9.90%) Web Services
7 179 (7.38%) jQuery
8 105 (4.33%) WCF
9 101 (4.17%) .NET Framework
10 100 (4.13%) ASP.NET MVC
11 88 (3.63%) Ajax
12 82 (3.38%) SOAP
13 68 (2.81%) Spring
14 62 (2.56%) AngularJS
15 58 (2.39%) XSLT
16 57 (2.35%) HTML5
17 56 (2.31%) J2EE
18 54 (2.23%) WPF
19 53 (2.19%) Entity Framework
20 52 (2.15%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 221 (9.12%) Analytical Skills
2 66 (2.72%) Management Information System
2 66 (2.72%) NHS
3 62 (2.56%) Clustering
4 53 (2.19%) Computer Science
5 46 (1.90%) Client/Server
6 43 (1.77%) User Experience
7 35 (1.44%) Replication
8 28 (1.16%) Data Integration
9 27 (1.11%) Mobile App
9 27 (1.11%) Enterprise Software
9 27 (1.11%) Data Structures
10 24 (0.99%) Visualisation
10 24 (0.99%) N-Tier
11 23 (0.95%) Statistics
11 23 (0.95%) Open Source
12 21 (0.87%) PKI
12 21 (0.87%) Data Extraction
13 20 (0.83%) Web 2.0
14 19 (0.78%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 487 (20.09%) Windows
2 260 (10.73%) UNIX
3 250 (10.31%) Linux
4 197 (8.13%) Windows Server 2008
5 122 (5.03%) Windows Server 2003
6 102 (4.21%) Windows Server 2012
7 66 (2.72%) Windows 7
8 51 (2.10%) AIX
9 34 (1.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 31 (1.28%) Solaris
11 28 (1.16%) Android
12 27 (1.11%) Windows XP
13 26 (1.07%) Windows Vista
14 22 (0.91%) HPUX
15 20 (0.83%) Apple iOS
16 18 (0.74%) Oracle Linux
17 14 (0.58%) Windows 2000
18 12 (0.50%) Windows 8
19 6 (0.25%) Ubuntu
20 5 (0.21%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 376 (15.51%) Agile Software Development
2 290 (11.96%) Business Intelligence
3 226 (9.32%) Migration
4 193 (7.96%) ETL
5 192 (7.92%) MVC
6 174 (7.18%) ITIL
7 156 (6.44%) Scrum
8 132 (5.45%) Performance Tuning
9 129 (5.32%) Data Analysis
10 126 (5.20%) CRM
11 118 (4.87%) Data Modelling
12 113 (4.66%) Data Migration
13 105 (4.33%) Project Management
14 104 (4.29%) Software Engineering
14 104 (4.29%) Configuration Management
15 98 (4.04%) OO
16 89 (3.67%) Continuous Integration
17 86 (3.55%) TDD
18 83 (3.42%) Unit Testing
19 80 (3.30%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 415 (17.12%) C#
2 334 (13.78%) JavaScript
3 322 (13.28%) Java
4 312 (12.87%) PL/SQL
5 261 (10.77%) T-SQL
6 124 (5.12%) PowerShell
7 106 (4.37%) Perl
8 94 (3.88%) VB
9 90 (3.71%) Shell Script
10 81 (3.34%) Python
11 79 (3.26%) VB.NET
12 67 (2.76%) VBScript
12 67 (2.76%) PHP
13 64 (2.64%) VBA
14 63 (2.60%) C++
15 53 (2.19%) C
16 24 (0.99%) XPath
17 19 (0.78%) Ruby
17 19 (0.78%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
18 17 (0.70%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 312 (12.87%) Security Cleared
2 213 (8.79%) SC Cleared
3 127 (5.24%) Degree
4 88 (3.63%) Microsoft Certification
5 87 (3.59%) DV Cleared
6 61 (2.52%) ISEB
7 45 (1.86%) MCSE
8 40 (1.65%) ISTQB
9 35 (1.44%) Cisco Certification
10 30 (1.24%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 30 (1.24%) CCNA
10 30 (1.24%) MCTS
11 23 (0.95%) MCITP
11 23 (0.95%) CISSP
12 19 (0.78%) HND
13 18 (0.74%) MCP
13 18 (0.74%) ITIL Certification
14 12 (0.50%) MCSA
14 12 (0.50%) HNC
15 10 (0.41%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 77 (3.18%) QA
2 36 (1.49%) SLA
3 28 (1.16%) Data Quality
4 5 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (0.17%) HL7
5 4 (0.17%) COBIT
6 3 (0.12%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.12%) Solvency II
7 2 (0.083%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.083%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.041%) 21 CFR Part 11
8 1 (0.041%) GCP
8 1 (0.041%) Basel II
8 1 (0.041%) ISO 8583
8 1 (0.041%) COSO
8 1 (0.041%) Basel III
System Software
1 222 (9.16%) Active Directory
2 148 (6.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 85 (3.51%) Hyper-V
4 53 (2.19%) vSphere
5 31 (1.28%) Oracle RAC
6 22 (0.91%) XenApp
6 22 (0.91%) VMware ESX
7 19 (0.78%) XenDesktop
8 11 (0.45%) VMware ESXi
9 7 (0.29%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 7 (0.29%) Microsoft App-V
10 5 (0.21%) Oracle Clusterware
10 5 (0.21%) XenServer
10 5 (0.21%) DFS Replication
11 4 (0.17%) FreeRADIUS
11 4 (0.17%) Forefront TMG
11 4 (0.17%) UAG
11 4 (0.17%) VMware Server
11 4 (0.17%) BitLocker
11 4 (0.17%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 94 (3.88%) SCCM
2 75 (3.09%) HP Quality Center
3 57 (2.35%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 40 (1.65%) SCOM
5 30 (1.24%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 30 (1.24%) Oracle RMAN
6 24 (0.99%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 19 (0.78%) WMI
7 19 (0.78%) SCSM
8 18 (0.74%) NSN NetAct
9 14 (0.58%) Oracle Identity Management
10 13 (0.54%) Nagios
10 13 (0.54%) Control-M
10 13 (0.54%) Puppet
11 12 (0.50%) Data Guard
12 11 (0.45%) WSUS
13 10 (0.41%) ARCserve
13 10 (0.41%) Netcool
13 10 (0.41%) Tivoli
13 10 (0.41%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 663 (27.35%) Oracle
2 548 (22.61%) Microsoft
3 280 (11.55%) VMware
4 165 (6.81%) HP
5 89 (3.67%) Business Objects
6 76 (3.14%) Citrix
7 70 (2.89%) SAP
8 63 (2.60%) Cisco
9 61 (2.52%) IBM
10 47 (1.94%) Informatica
11 45 (1.86%) McAfee
12 40 (1.65%) Dell
13 38 (1.57%) Google
13 38 (1.57%) Red Hat
14 36 (1.49%) Lumension
15 34 (1.40%) BMC
16 32 (1.32%) CA
16 32 (1.32%) Adobe
17 30 (1.24%) Netezza
18 29 (1.20%) Cognos
Hampshire
Stott & May
Rate: From £0 to £1 per day £competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Andover, Hampshire
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £0.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Rate: £200 - £201 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
South East
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd.
Rate: Market related
Posted: 4 days ago
Berkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £30 - £32 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Buckinghamshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £325 - £375 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £475 - £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £260 - £330 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Redhill, Surrey
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Surrey
Spencer Rose
Rate: From £350 to £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Oxfordshire
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Gatwick, West Sussex
Proactive Appointments
Rate: From £335 to £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Kent
Venn Group
Rate: £260 - £280 Per Day
Posted: 6 days ago
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Negotiable
Posted: 6 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £320 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Northern Recruitment Group
Rate: From £40,000 to £42,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Chertsey, Surrey
Synergize Consulting
Rate: From £23,000 to £25,000 per annum + Package
Posted: 6 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Salt
Rate: £500 - £700 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Cititec
Rate: £350 - 410 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Gatwick, West Sussex
Proactive Appointments
Rate: Unspecified Market rate
Posted: 6 days ago