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 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Structured Query Language (SQL)
Rank 8 7 6
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -1
Contract jobs citing SQL 1072 1222 1176
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 12.53% 12.91% 14.05%
As % of the Programming Languages category 36.98% 38.42% 42.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 726 706 621
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £488 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 52 45
Average hourly rate £33.50 £27.50 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.81% +19.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.92 £17.00 £13.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.62 £54.00 £36.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £28.50 £27.20
% change year-on-year
-14.03% +4.77%
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
2899 3181 2737
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 33.88% 33.59% 32.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 1869 1787 1437
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £488 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £355 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +9.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 118 117 127
Average hourly rate £42.50 £35.00 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% +12.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.25 £17.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.55 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £35.50 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+12.67% +4.41%

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 8 February 2016.

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 8 February 2016.

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 8 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Berkshire -1 228 £400 +6.73% 118
Surrey -2 227 £420 +23.52% 92
Hampshire -5 199 £350 -4.10% 100
Buckinghamshire 0 131 £350 +5.66% 49
Oxfordshire -3 73 £400 -0.62% 69
West Sussex +12 66 £325 +4.83% 30
Kent +2 63 £338 -3.57% 45
Middlesex +5 31 £350 -6.66% 4
East Sussex -13 25 £314 -3.46% 14
Sussex 0 2 £430 -
Home Counties -2 2 - -
SQL
England

SQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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.

1 736 (31.47%) Oracle
2 696 (29.76%) SQL Server
3 555 (23.73%) Microsoft
4 542 (23.17%) Agile Software Development
5 515 (22.02%) Windows
6 421 (18.00%) Linux
7 408 (17.44%) Java
8 406 (17.36%) Finance
9 405 (17.32%) .NET
10 387 (16.55%) C#
11 385 (16.46%) Unix
12 373 (15.95%) PL/SQL
13 358 (15.31%) JavaScript
14 333 (14.24%) Security Cleared
15 327 (13.98%) XML
16 303 (12.95%) Business Intelligence
17 302 (12.91%) HTML
18 287 (12.27%) Oracle Database
19 274 (11.71%) SC Cleared
20 247 (10.56%) MS Excel
21 236 (10.09%) CSS
22 231 (9.88%) Data Warehouse
23 222 (9.49%) T-SQL
24 215 (9.19%) Web Services
24 215 (9.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
25 214 (9.15%) VMware
26 212 (9.06%) MVC
27 203 (8.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
28 194 (8.29%) Windows Server
29 188 (8.04%) PowerShell

SQL
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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
1 160 (6.84%) SharePoint
2 102 (4.36%) WebLogic
3 99 (4.23%) IIS
4 80 (3.42%) SAS
5 67 (2.86%) Node.js
6 63 (2.69%) JBoss
7 48 (2.05%) Apache
8 42 (1.80%) MS Exchange
9 40 (1.71%) BizTalk Server
10 32 (1.37%) WebSphere
11 31 (1.33%) SharePoint 2013
12 29 (1.24%) Oracle Workflow
13 26 (1.11%) CMS
14 19 (0.81%) OpenStack
14 19 (0.81%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 19 (0.81%) Tomcat
15 17 (0.73%) Exchange Server 2010
16 16 (0.68%) WordPress
17 12 (0.51%) Drupal
17 12 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 247 (10.56%) MS Excel
2 112 (4.79%) MS Office
3 49 (2.09%) MS PowerPoint
4 24 (1.03%) MS Visio
5 22 (0.94%) MS Project
6 17 (0.73%) Spreadsheet
7 11 (0.47%) Photoshop
7 11 (0.47%) SPSS
8 10 (0.43%) SOLIDWORKS
9 6 (0.26%) InfoPath
10 5 (0.21%) AutoCAD
11 4 (0.17%) GIMP
12 2 (0.086%) 3ds Max
12 2 (0.086%) Acrobat
12 2 (0.086%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 63 (2.69%) Dynamics CRM
2 23 (0.98%) OpenText Process Suite
3 15 (0.64%) Oracle General Ledger
4 14 (0.60%) Oracle BPM
5 12 (0.51%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 10 (0.43%) BusinessWorks
6 10 (0.43%) Oracle Receivables
7 9 (0.38%) Oracle ERP
7 9 (0.38%) Oracle Payables
7 9 (0.38%) Remedy ITSM
7 9 (0.38%) Unit4 Business World
8 8 (0.34%) Eagle PACE
8 8 (0.34%) Oracle Applications
8 8 (0.34%) Oracle EBS
9 7 (0.30%) Unica
10 6 (0.26%) Oracle CRM
11 5 (0.21%) Cognos Business Intelligence
11 5 (0.21%) Dynamics AX
11 5 (0.21%) HFM
12 4 (0.17%) Fredhopper
Cloud Services
1 83 (3.55%) Microsoft Azure
2 39 (1.67%) Amazon AWS
3 21 (0.90%) Azure Active Directory
4 18 (0.77%) Office 365
4 18 (0.77%) SaaS
5 8 (0.34%) Cloud Computing
5 8 (0.34%) PaaS
6 7 (0.30%) IaaS
7 5 (0.21%) OpenShift
7 5 (0.21%) Scribe Online
7 5 (0.21%) Veeva
8 3 (0.13%) Boomi
8 3 (0.13%) Google Analytics
9 2 (0.086%) MailChimp
10 1 (0.043%) Adobe Analytics
10 1 (0.043%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (0.043%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
10 1 (0.043%) Rackspace Cloud
10 1 (0.043%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 72 (3.08%) Firewall
2 51 (2.18%) SAN
3 48 (2.05%) TCP/IP
4 47 (2.01%) HTTP
5 40 (1.71%) DNS
6 29 (1.24%) WAN
7 26 (1.11%) Internet
8 24 (1.03%) LAN
9 22 (0.94%) DHCP
10 20 (0.86%) LDAP
11 19 (0.81%) Intranet
12 17 (0.73%) DVB
13 16 (0.68%) Network Security
14 15 (0.64%) IPv4
14 15 (0.64%) IPv6
15 14 (0.60%) FTP
15 14 (0.60%) iSCSI
15 14 (0.60%) SMTP
16 13 (0.56%) VLAN
17 11 (0.47%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 696 (29.76%) SQL Server
2 287 (12.27%) Oracle Database
3 231 (9.88%) Data Warehouse
4 215 (9.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 203 (8.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 160 (6.84%) SQL Server 2008
7 144 (6.16%) Oracle Database 11g
8 111 (4.75%) Relational Database
9 109 (4.66%) BusinessObjects
10 96 (4.10%) DB2
11 95 (4.06%) NoSQL
12 94 (4.02%) Oracle Database 10g
13 88 (3.76%) MySQL
14 87 (3.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 84 (3.59%) SQL Server 2012
16 83 (3.55%) MongoDB
17 76 (3.25%) PostgreSQL
18 70 (2.99%) SQL Server 2005
19 68 (2.91%) Oracle Reports
20 51 (2.18%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 126 (5.39%) Subversion
2 125 (5.34%) Team Foundation Server
3 105 (4.49%) Git (software)
4 98 (4.19%) Eclipse
5 97 (4.15%) Visual Studio
6 90 (3.85%) Maven
7 77 (3.29%) Ant
8 73 (3.12%) JIRA
9 71 (3.04%) Jenkins
9 71 (3.04%) Toad
10 59 (2.52%) Oracle Forms
11 57 (2.44%) SoapUI
12 54 (2.31%) Oracle APEX
13 52 (2.22%) Selenium
14 28 (1.20%) SpecFlow
15 27 (1.15%) JUnit
16 25 (1.07%) NUnit
17 24 (1.03%) Cucumber
18 23 (0.98%) TeamCity
19 22 (0.94%) Hudson
General
1 406 (17.36%) Finance
2 108 (4.62%) Telecoms
3 89 (3.81%) Banking
4 63 (2.69%) Retail
5 55 (2.35%) Marketing
6 26 (1.11%) Military
7 25 (1.07%) Manufacturing
8 17 (0.73%) Investment Banking
9 15 (0.64%) Legal
10 14 (0.60%) Pharmaceutical
11 13 (0.56%) Billing
11 13 (0.56%) Electronics
12 12 (0.51%) Advertising
13 11 (0.47%) Retail Banking
14 10 (0.43%) Back Office
15 9 (0.38%) Aerospace
16 7 (0.30%) Front Office
16 7 (0.30%) Law
17 5 (0.21%) German Language
18 4 (0.17%) French Language
Job Titles
1 944 (40.36%) Developer
2 461 (19.71%) Analyst
3 274 (11.71%) SQL Developer
4 162 (6.93%) .NET Developer
5 145 (6.20%) C# Developer
6 142 (6.07%) Java Developer
7 140 (5.99%) Oracle Developer
8 137 (5.86%) Architect
9 136 (5.81%) Test Analyst
10 129 (5.52%) Consultant
11 121 (5.17%) DBA
12 99 (4.23%) Data Analyst
13 97 (4.15%) C# .NET Developer
13 97 (4.15%) SQL Analyst
14 77 (3.29%) SQL DBA
15 71 (3.04%) Senior Developer
16 62 (2.65%) Business Intelligence Developer
17 61 (2.61%) Administrator
18 56 (2.39%) JavaScript Developer
18 56 (2.39%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 405 (17.32%) .NET
2 327 (13.98%) XML
3 302 (12.91%) HTML
4 236 (10.09%) CSS
5 215 (9.19%) Web Services
6 176 (7.52%) jQuery
7 138 (5.90%) SOAP
8 133 (5.69%) ASP.NET
9 126 (5.39%) REST
10 93 (3.98%) .NET Framework
11 92 (3.93%) Java EE
12 88 (3.76%) Middleware
13 86 (3.68%) JSON
14 77 (3.29%) HTML5
15 73 (3.12%) AngularJS
16 71 (3.04%) Entity Framework
16 71 (3.04%) WCF
17 65 (2.78%) Ajax
18 61 (2.61%) JSF
18 61 (2.61%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 165 (7.05%) Analytical Skills
2 112 (4.79%) Data Centre
3 57 (2.44%) User Experience
4 56 (2.39%) Enterprise Software
5 54 (2.31%) NHS
6 51 (2.18%) Clustering
7 49 (2.09%) Computer Science
8 48 (2.05%) Management Information System
9 41 (1.75%) Mobile App
10 40 (1.71%) Visualisation
11 37 (1.58%) AS400
11 37 (1.58%) Data Integration
12 35 (1.50%) iSeries
13 32 (1.37%) Data Extraction
14 31 (1.33%) N-Tier
15 30 (1.28%) Replication
16 28 (1.20%) Smart Meter
17 20 (0.86%) Mathematics
17 20 (0.86%) Statistics
18 18 (0.77%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 515 (22.02%) Windows
2 421 (18.00%) Linux
3 385 (16.46%) Unix
4 194 (8.29%) Windows Server
5 145 (6.20%) Windows Server 2008
6 84 (3.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 78 (3.33%) Windows Server 2012
8 54 (2.31%) Windows Server 2003
9 47 (2.01%) AIX
10 42 (1.80%) Solaris
11 40 (1.71%) Windows 7
12 37 (1.58%) Apple iOS
13 35 (1.50%) Android
14 21 (0.90%) Oracle Linux
15 20 (0.86%) VMS
16 17 (0.73%) Windows 8
17 15 (0.64%) CentOS
17 15 (0.64%) Windows Vista
18 10 (0.43%) Windows XP
19 7 (0.30%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 542 (23.17%) Agile Software Development
2 303 (12.95%) Business Intelligence
3 212 (9.06%) MVC
4 183 (7.82%) Migration
5 175 (7.48%) ITIL
6 166 (7.10%) ETL
7 140 (5.99%) TDD
8 138 (5.90%) CRM
9 135 (5.77%) Continuous Integration
10 124 (5.30%) Data Analysis
11 122 (5.22%) Waterfall
12 120 (5.13%) Scrum
13 119 (5.09%) SDLC
14 108 (4.62%) Data Modelling
15 106 (4.53%) Project Management
16 105 (4.49%) OO
17 99 (4.23%) SOA
18 95 (4.06%) Software Engineering
19 94 (4.02%) Test Scripting
20 93 (3.98%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 408 (17.44%) Java
2 387 (16.55%) C#
3 373 (15.95%) PL/SQL
4 358 (15.31%) JavaScript
5 222 (9.49%) T-SQL
6 188 (8.04%) PowerShell
7 150 (6.41%) Shell Script
8 115 (4.92%) C++
9 101 (4.32%) Python
10 90 (3.85%) C
11 89 (3.81%) Perl
12 87 (3.72%) Ruby
13 74 (3.16%) PHP
14 61 (2.61%) VB.NET
15 58 (2.48%) VB
16 35 (1.50%) Bash Shell
16 35 (1.50%) VBA
17 31 (1.33%) VBScript
18 30 (1.28%) Jython
19 23 (0.98%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
Qualifications
1 333 (14.24%) Security Cleared
2 274 (11.71%) SC Cleared
3 93 (3.98%) Degree
4 62 (2.65%) Microsoft Certification
5 51 (2.18%) ISEB
6 49 (2.09%) ISTQB
7 41 (1.75%) DV Cleared
8 29 (1.24%) MCSE
9 28 (1.20%) Cisco Certification
10 24 (1.03%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 16 (0.68%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 15 (0.64%) CCNA
12 15 (0.64%) CCNP
13 12 (0.51%) MCITP
13 12 (0.51%) MCP
13 12 (0.51%) SAS Certification
14 11 (0.47%) MCTS
15 10 (0.43%) ITIL Certification
16 9 (0.38%) MCSA
16 9 (0.38%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 94 (4.02%) QA
2 83 (3.55%) Data Quality
3 61 (2.61%) SLA
4 9 (0.38%) Disclosure Scotland
5 7 (0.30%) ISO 9000
6 6 (0.26%) HL7
7 4 (0.17%) COBIT
7 4 (0.17%) GxP
8 3 (0.13%) Basel II
8 3 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 3 (0.13%) PCI DSS
9 2 (0.086%) ISO 8583
9 2 (0.086%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 2 (0.086%) Solvency II
10 1 (0.043%) 21 CFR Part 11
10 1 (0.043%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.043%) SEPA
System Software
1 176 (7.52%) Active Directory
2 121 (5.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 70 (2.99%) Hyper-V
4 57 (2.44%) vSphere
5 30 (1.28%) VMware ESX
6 25 (1.07%) Docker
7 17 (0.73%) Oracle RAC
8 13 (0.56%) VMware ESXi
8 13 (0.56%) XenApp
9 6 (0.26%) Apache Flume
9 6 (0.26%) GPFS
9 6 (0.26%) Oracle Clusterware
10 5 (0.21%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 5 (0.21%) KVM
11 4 (0.17%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 3 (0.13%) Xen
12 3 (0.13%) XenServer
13 2 (0.086%) Novell eDirectory
13 2 (0.086%) vCloud
13 2 (0.086%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 69 (2.95%) HP Quality Center
1 69 (2.95%) SCCM
2 50 (2.14%) SCOM
3 38 (1.62%) Puppet
4 34 (1.45%) Tivoli
5 26 (1.11%) Ansible
6 25 (1.07%) Opscode Chef
7 19 (0.81%) SCVMM
8 18 (0.77%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 14 (0.60%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 11 (0.47%) Data Guard
10 11 (0.47%) Windows Intune
11 10 (0.43%) OpenView Configuration Management
11 10 (0.43%) Oracle RMAN
11 10 (0.43%) Simpana
12 9 (0.38%) CA Wily
12 9 (0.38%) Control-M
13 7 (0.30%) HP UCMDB
13 7 (0.30%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
13 7 (0.30%) WSUS
Vendors
1 736 (31.47%) Oracle
2 555 (23.73%) Microsoft
3 214 (9.15%) VMware
4 116 (4.96%) HP
5 88 (3.76%) Citrix
5 88 (3.76%) IBM
6 84 (3.59%) SAP
7 70 (2.99%) Cisco
8 59 (2.52%) Red Hat
9 45 (1.92%) Informatica
10 40 (1.71%) Dell
11 33 (1.41%) Remedy
12 27 (1.15%) Cognos
13 25 (1.07%) Tableau
14 24 (1.03%) webMethods
15 23 (0.98%) Hyperion
15 23 (0.98%) Splunk
16 19 (0.81%) NetApp
17 18 (0.77%) CA
18 16 (0.68%) EMC
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