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 29 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Structured Query Language (SQL)
Rank 6 7 6
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -1
Contract jobs citing SQL 1175 1104 1108
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 12.99% 12.29% 13.52%
As % of the Programming Languages category 38.87% 37.50% 40.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 711 612 571
Average daily rate
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£350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 36 62
Average hourly rate £22.50 £21.38 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -22.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.25 £17.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £52.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-29.68% +16.36%
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
3023 2944 2721
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 33.41% 32.78% 33.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 1867 1639 1383
Average daily rate £355 £340 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.41% -2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £444
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £341 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.79% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 80 104 203
Average hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £17.50 £17.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.79 £53.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.50 £36.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+1.38% +2.85%

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 29 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 29 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 29 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
Berkshire 0 229 £350 -6.66% 103
Hampshire -3 219 £338 +3.84% 103
Surrey +4 207 £355 - 107
Buckinghamshire +5 162 £343 +5.38% 67
Oxfordshire +6 109 £423 +30.00% 66
West Sussex +1 99 £325 +8.33% 36
East Sussex +1 62 £325 - 25
Kent +1 47 £339 -3.21% 25
Middlesex +12 17 £350 - 3
Sussex +4 6 £350 -
Isle of Wight - 1 £500 -
SQL
England

SQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 29 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.

1 640 (26.88%) Oracle
2 617 (25.91%) SQL Server
3 557 (23.39%) Microsoft
4 506 (21.25%) .NET
5 471 (19.78%) Windows
6 408 (17.14%) C#
7 358 (15.04%) Finance
8 344 (14.45%) Agile Software Development
9 339 (14.24%) JavaScript
10 333 (13.99%) XML
11 327 (13.73%) Java
12 309 (12.98%) Security Cleared
13 308 (12.94%) PL/SQL
14 306 (12.85%) HTML
15 299 (12.56%) ASP.NET
16 284 (11.93%) Business Intelligence
17 275 (11.55%) VMware
18 272 (11.42%) UNIX
18 272 (11.42%) T-SQL
19 252 (10.58%) MS Excel
20 249 (10.46%) CSS
21 240 (10.08%) Migration
22 231 (9.70%) Data Warehouse
23 230 (9.66%) Linux
24 224 (9.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
25 222 (9.32%) Web Services
26 218 (9.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
27 217 (9.11%) SC Cleared
28 210 (8.82%) Active Directory
29 201 (8.44%) Oracle Database

SQL
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 29 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
1 158 (6.64%) SharePoint
2 137 (5.75%) IIS
3 88 (3.70%) CMS
4 78 (3.28%) WebLogic
5 70 (2.94%) MS Exchange
6 57 (2.39%) Tomcat
7 51 (2.14%) Apache
8 49 (2.06%) BizTalk Server
9 42 (1.76%) SAS
10 39 (1.64%) WebSphere
11 36 (1.51%) JBoss
11 36 (1.51%) SharePoint 2013
12 32 (1.34%) SharePoint 2010
13 28 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2010
14 23 (0.97%) Lync
15 17 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2013
16 14 (0.59%) SharePoint Server
16 14 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2003
17 13 (0.55%) Oracle SOA Suite
18 12 (0.50%) Drupal
Applications
1 252 (10.58%) MS Excel
2 146 (6.13%) MS Office
3 30 (1.26%) MS PowerPoint
4 16 (0.67%) MS Visio
5 14 (0.59%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 12 (0.50%) MS Project
7 11 (0.46%) PowerPivot
8 10 (0.42%) Photoshop
8 10 (0.42%) SPSS
9 7 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
10 5 (0.21%) InfoPath
11 4 (0.17%) GIMP
12 1 (0.042%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 60 (2.52%) Dynamics CRM
2 34 (1.43%) Oracle EBS
3 33 (1.39%) Oracle EBS R12
4 22 (0.92%) Oracle Applications
5 21 (0.88%) Remedy ITSM
6 20 (0.84%) Oracle Cash Management
7 14 (0.59%) BusinessWorks
8 12 (0.50%) Dynamics AX
9 11 (0.46%) Oracle BPM
10 9 (0.38%) Agresso
10 9 (0.38%) Oracle Financials
11 8 (0.34%) Oracle Utilities
11 8 (0.34%) SAP Oil and Gas
12 7 (0.29%) Oracle Assets
12 7 (0.29%) Oracle Payables
12 7 (0.29%) Oracle General Ledger
13 5 (0.21%) Oracle 11i
13 5 (0.21%) PeopleSoft Financials
13 5 (0.21%) Oracle ERP
13 5 (0.21%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 45 (1.89%) Microsoft Azure
2 26 (1.09%) Amazon AWS
3 13 (0.55%) Office 365
4 12 (0.50%) SaaS
5 8 (0.34%) Cloud Computing
6 6 (0.25%) PaaS
6 6 (0.25%) Boomi
7 5 (0.21%) Google Analytics
7 5 (0.21%) Amazon EC2
8 4 (0.17%) IaaS
9 3 (0.13%) Yammer
9 3 (0.13%) Adobe Analytics
9 3 (0.13%) GitHub
10 2 (0.084%) Route 53
10 2 (0.084%) OpenShift
10 2 (0.084%) SuccessFactors
10 2 (0.084%) Amazon EMR
10 2 (0.084%) Amazon ELB
10 2 (0.084%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 2 (0.084%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 92 (3.86%) SAN
2 86 (3.61%) DNS
3 78 (3.28%) Firewall
4 50 (2.10%) TCP/IP
5 48 (2.02%) DHCP
6 39 (1.64%) LAN
7 37 (1.55%) Radio Access Network
8 36 (1.51%) Internet
9 33 (1.39%) WAN
10 30 (1.26%) Intranet
11 29 (1.22%) 3G
12 27 (1.13%) LTE
13 26 (1.09%) VPN
14 25 (1.05%) 2G
14 25 (1.05%) LDAP
14 25 (1.05%) NAS
15 22 (0.92%) HTTP
16 19 (0.80%) VLAN
17 18 (0.76%) NetScaler
18 16 (0.67%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 617 (25.91%) SQL Server
2 231 (9.70%) Data Warehouse
3 224 (9.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 218 (9.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 201 (8.44%) Oracle Database
6 162 (6.80%) SQL Server 2008
7 146 (6.13%) Relational Database
8 134 (5.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 103 (4.33%) Oracle Database 11g
10 99 (4.16%) SQL Server 2012
11 89 (3.74%) MySQL
12 72 (3.02%) RDBMS
13 70 (2.94%) Oracle Reports
14 69 (2.90%) DB2
15 58 (2.44%) Oracle Database 10g
16 56 (2.35%) QlikView
17 46 (1.93%) SQL Server 2005
18 45 (1.89%) MS Access
19 39 (1.64%) PostgreSQL
20 29 (1.22%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 136 (5.71%) Visual Studio
2 115 (4.83%) Team Foundation Server
3 71 (2.98%) Subversion
4 64 (2.69%) Git (software)
5 53 (2.23%) Selenium
6 40 (1.68%) Jenkins
7 39 (1.64%) Maven
8 34 (1.43%) Oracle Forms
9 32 (1.34%) Ant
10 29 (1.22%) JUnit
10 29 (1.22%) StarTeam
11 25 (1.05%) JIRA
12 24 (1.01%) SoapUI
12 24 (1.01%) Eclipse
12 24 (1.01%) Toad
13 22 (0.92%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
14 20 (0.84%) NUnit
15 18 (0.76%) WebDriver
15 18 (0.76%) ClearCase
15 18 (0.76%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 358 (15.04%) Finance
2 170 (7.14%) Telecoms
3 105 (4.41%) Banking
4 52 (2.18%) Retail
5 42 (1.76%) Marketing
6 28 (1.18%) Publishing
7 23 (0.97%) Games
7 23 (0.97%) Billing
8 20 (0.84%) Manufacturing
9 17 (0.71%) Electronics
10 14 (0.59%) Investment Banking
11 12 (0.50%) Legal
12 11 (0.46%) Advertising
13 10 (0.42%) Automotive
13 10 (0.42%) Back Office
14 8 (0.34%) Financial Institution
15 7 (0.29%) Pharmaceutical
15 7 (0.29%) Military
16 6 (0.25%) German Language
17 4 (0.17%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 932 (39.14%) Developer
2 558 (23.44%) Analyst
3 175 (7.35%) .NET Developer
4 130 (5.46%) Data Analyst
5 124 (5.21%) SQL Developer
6 121 (5.08%) C# Developer
7 113 (4.75%) Architect
7 113 (4.75%) Consultant
8 110 (4.62%) DBA
9 108 (4.54%) Test Analyst
10 81 (3.40%) Administrator
11 79 (3.32%) Java Developer
12 72 (3.02%) C# .NET Developer
13 71 (2.98%) SQL DBA
14 70 (2.94%) Business Intelligence Developer
15 67 (2.81%) Support Analyst
16 62 (2.60%) Business Analyst
17 60 (2.52%) Oracle Developer
18 54 (2.27%) Senior Developer
19 52 (2.18%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 506 (21.25%) .NET
2 333 (13.99%) XML
3 306 (12.85%) HTML
4 299 (12.56%) ASP.NET
5 249 (10.46%) CSS
6 222 (9.32%) Web Services
7 177 (7.43%) jQuery
8 104 (4.37%) WCF
9 102 (4.28%) ASP.NET MVC
10 97 (4.07%) .NET Framework
11 84 (3.53%) Ajax
12 76 (3.19%) SOAP
13 74 (3.11%) Spring
14 69 (2.90%) AngularJS
15 64 (2.69%) J2EE
16 58 (2.44%) Hibernate
17 56 (2.35%) HTML5
18 54 (2.27%) XSLT
19 49 (2.06%) WPF
20 48 (2.02%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 194 (8.15%) Analytical Skills
2 76 (3.19%) Management Information System
3 72 (3.02%) Clustering
4 70 (2.94%) NHS
5 63 (2.65%) Client/Server
6 56 (2.35%) Computer Science
7 48 (2.02%) Data Centre
8 41 (1.72%) User Experience
9 40 (1.68%) Replication
10 29 (1.22%) Data Structures
11 28 (1.18%) Data Integration
12 26 (1.09%) Mobile App
12 26 (1.09%) CMDB
13 24 (1.01%) Data Extraction
14 22 (0.92%) Visualisation
14 22 (0.92%) Enterprise Software
15 19 (0.80%) N-Tier
16 18 (0.76%) Statistics
16 18 (0.76%) PKI
17 16 (0.67%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 471 (19.78%) Windows
2 272 (11.42%) UNIX
3 230 (9.66%) Linux
4 188 (7.90%) Windows Server 2008
5 125 (5.25%) Windows Server 2003
6 105 (4.41%) Windows Server 2012
7 62 (2.60%) Windows 7
8 52 (2.18%) AIX
9 40 (1.68%) Solaris
10 31 (1.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 29 (1.22%) Windows XP
12 23 (0.97%) Android
13 19 (0.80%) Apple iOS
14 18 (0.76%) HPUX
15 17 (0.71%) Windows 2000
16 12 (0.50%) Windows 8
16 12 (0.50%) Windows Vista
17 10 (0.42%) Oracle Linux
18 8 (0.34%) Ubuntu
19 5 (0.21%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 344 (14.45%) Agile Software Development
2 284 (11.93%) Business Intelligence
3 240 (10.08%) Migration
4 199 (8.36%) MVC
5 197 (8.27%) ETL
6 189 (7.94%) ITIL
7 141 (5.92%) Scrum
7 141 (5.92%) Data Analysis
8 130 (5.46%) Data Modelling
9 124 (5.21%) Performance Tuning
10 120 (5.04%) CRM
11 113 (4.75%) Data Migration
12 105 (4.41%) SDLC
13 103 (4.33%) Project Management
13 103 (4.33%) Configuration Management
14 90 (3.78%) Software Engineering
15 88 (3.70%) Unit Testing
16 87 (3.65%) OO
17 84 (3.53%) E-Commerce
18 82 (3.44%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 408 (17.14%) C#
2 339 (14.24%) JavaScript
3 327 (13.73%) Java
4 308 (12.94%) PL/SQL
5 272 (11.42%) T-SQL
6 127 (5.33%) PowerShell
7 101 (4.24%) Perl
8 87 (3.65%) VB
9 79 (3.32%) VB.NET
10 77 (3.23%) Shell Script
11 69 (2.90%) VBA
12 68 (2.86%) VBScript
13 66 (2.77%) Python
14 62 (2.60%) C++
15 60 (2.52%) PHP
16 55 (2.31%) C
17 21 (0.88%) XPath
17 21 (0.88%) Bash Shell
18 20 (0.84%) Korn
19 17 (0.71%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
Qualifications
1 309 (12.98%) Security Cleared
2 217 (9.11%) SC Cleared
3 128 (5.38%) Degree
4 90 (3.78%) Microsoft Certification
5 74 (3.11%) DV Cleared
6 66 (2.77%) ISEB
7 48 (2.02%) MCSE
8 42 (1.76%) ISTQB
9 35 (1.47%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 32 (1.34%) Cisco Certification
11 27 (1.13%) CCNA
11 27 (1.13%) MCTS
12 23 (0.97%) CISSP
13 20 (0.84%) MCITP
14 18 (0.76%) ITIL Certification
15 17 (0.71%) MCP
16 16 (0.67%) HND
17 15 (0.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
18 13 (0.55%) MCSA
19 12 (0.50%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 70 (2.94%) QA
2 39 (1.64%) SLA
3 30 (1.26%) Data Quality
4 5 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (0.21%) COBIT
5 4 (0.17%) HL7
6 3 (0.13%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 3 (0.13%) Solvency II
6 3 (0.13%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.084%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.084%) GAMP
7 2 (0.084%) GxP
8 1 (0.042%) GCP
8 1 (0.042%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.042%) Basel II
8 1 (0.042%) ISO 8583
8 1 (0.042%) Basel III
8 1 (0.042%) COSO
System Software
1 210 (8.82%) Active Directory
2 155 (6.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 93 (3.91%) Hyper-V
4 61 (2.56%) vSphere
5 28 (1.18%) XenApp
6 24 (1.01%) Oracle RAC
6 24 (1.01%) VMware ESX
7 19 (0.80%) XenDesktop
8 12 (0.50%) VMware ESXi
9 11 (0.46%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 6 (0.25%) DFS Replication
11 5 (0.21%) Microsoft App-V
11 5 (0.21%) Oracle Clusterware
12 4 (0.17%) Veritas File System
12 4 (0.17%) XenServer
12 4 (0.17%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 4 (0.17%) VMware Server
12 4 (0.17%) Forefront TMG
12 4 (0.17%) BitLocker
13 3 (0.13%) Samba
Systems Management
1 95 (3.99%) SCCM
2 87 (3.65%) HP Quality Center
3 47 (1.97%) SCOM
4 44 (1.85%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 25 (1.05%) Oracle RMAN
6 24 (1.01%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 20 (0.84%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 19 (0.80%) NSN NetAct
9 16 (0.67%) Puppet
10 15 (0.63%) Tivoli
11 14 (0.59%) WMI
11 14 (0.59%) Nagios
12 13 (0.55%) Control-M
12 13 (0.55%) SCSM
13 12 (0.50%) NetBackup
13 12 (0.50%) ARCserve
13 12 (0.50%) Netcool
14 11 (0.46%) WSUS
14 11 (0.46%) Oracle Identity Management
14 11 (0.46%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 640 (26.88%) Oracle
2 557 (23.39%) Microsoft
3 275 (11.55%) VMware
4 171 (7.18%) HP
5 91 (3.82%) Business Objects
6 82 (3.44%) Citrix
7 71 (2.98%) SAP
8 57 (2.39%) Cisco
9 56 (2.35%) IBM
10 54 (2.27%) Informatica
11 45 (1.89%) Dell
12 38 (1.60%) BMC
13 37 (1.55%) CA
14 34 (1.43%) McAfee
14 34 (1.43%) Red Hat
15 33 (1.39%) Google
16 32 (1.34%) Lumension
17 29 (1.22%) Adobe
18 28 (1.18%) ServiceNow
18 28 (1.18%) NetApp
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