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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Structured Query Language (SQL)
Rank 8 6 6
Rank change year-on-year
-2 0
Contract jobs citing SQL 1204 1207 1020
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 12.28% 13.63% 13.34%
As % of the Programming Languages category 36.11% 42.77% 42.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 716 643 517
Average daily rate
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£350 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £225 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £497 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 43 59
Average hourly rate £30.00 £19.00 £23.13
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+57.89% -17.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.60 £13.25 £16.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.50 £37.50 £43.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.20 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+10.29% -1.09%
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
3334 2822 2373
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 34.02% 31.87% 31.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 1869 1503 1181
Average daily rate £350 £338 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% -3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £229 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 127 125 183
Average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £15.00 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.50 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+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 27 February 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 27 February 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 27 February 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 -2 277 £375 +15.38% 121
Berkshire -3 255 £371 +14.23% 134
Surrey +2 217 £340 +8.80% 118
Buckinghamshire -2 165 £325 -13.33% 74
Oxfordshire +5 98 £425 +25.92% 79
East Sussex +1 70 £325 - 28
West Sussex -10 47 £375 +17.18% 19
Kent +2 39 £355 +29.68% 44
Middlesex +11 20 £350 +19.65% 5
Home Counties +3 2 £225 -6.25%
Sussex -5 2 - - 1
M4 Corridor - - - -
Thames Valley - - - -
SQL
England

SQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 27 February 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.

1 691 (28.02%) Oracle
2 572 (23.20%) SQL Server
3 564 (22.87%) Microsoft
4 545 (22.10%) Windows
5 540 (21.90%) .NET
6 387 (15.69%) Agile Software Development
7 372 (15.09%) C#
7 372 (15.09%) Security Cleared
8 365 (14.80%) JavaScript
9 355 (14.40%) Finance
10 329 (13.34%) PL/SQL
11 324 (13.14%) Java
12 312 (12.65%) HTML
13 291 (11.80%) Linux
13 291 (11.80%) Business Intelligence
14 274 (11.11%) CSS
15 269 (10.91%) XML
16 267 (10.83%) UNIX
17 266 (10.79%) VMware
18 255 (10.34%) Analytical Skills
19 253 (10.26%) ASP.NET
20 248 (10.06%) SC Cleared
21 236 (9.57%) MS Excel
22 230 (9.33%) Active Directory
23 229 (9.29%) Web Services
23 229 (9.29%) Migration
24 223 (9.04%) T-SQL
24 223 (9.04%) Data Warehouse
25 211 (8.56%) Oracle Database
26 200 (8.11%) jQuery

SQL
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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
1 159 (6.45%) SharePoint
2 142 (5.76%) IIS
3 103 (4.18%) WebLogic
4 77 (3.12%) MS Exchange
5 75 (3.04%) CMS
6 70 (2.84%) BizTalk Server
7 64 (2.60%) SAS
8 61 (2.47%) SharePoint 2013
9 55 (2.23%) SharePoint 2010
10 50 (2.03%) Apache
11 49 (1.99%) Tomcat
12 43 (1.74%) Lync
13 39 (1.58%) Exchange Server 2013
14 37 (1.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 30 (1.22%) Oracle Workflow
16 29 (1.18%) JBoss
17 28 (1.14%) WebSphere
18 27 (1.09%) Exchange Server 2007
19 24 (0.97%) Exchange Server 2003
20 22 (0.89%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 236 (9.57%) MS Excel
2 146 (5.92%) MS Office
3 23 (0.93%) MS Visio
4 19 (0.77%) MS PowerPoint
5 17 (0.69%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 13 (0.53%) SPSS
7 10 (0.41%) Photoshop
8 8 (0.32%) MS Project
8 8 (0.32%) Spreadsheet
9 7 (0.28%) GIMP
9 7 (0.28%) ArcInfo
10 4 (0.16%) InfoPath
11 2 (0.081%) PowerPivot
11 2 (0.081%) DOC1
12 1 (0.041%) AutoCAD
12 1 (0.041%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 89 (3.61%) Dynamics CRM
2 42 (1.70%) Oracle EBS
3 33 (1.34%) Oracle EBS R12
4 31 (1.26%) Dynamics AX
5 26 (1.05%) Oracle Applications
6 21 (0.85%) Remedy ITSM
7 20 (0.81%) Oracle Cash Management
8 17 (0.69%) Oracle BPM
9 13 (0.53%) Oracle Financials
10 12 (0.49%) Oracle Payables
11 11 (0.45%) Oracle Receivables
11 11 (0.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
12 10 (0.41%) Oracle General Ledger
12 10 (0.41%) Agresso
13 9 (0.36%) BusinessWorks
14 8 (0.32%) Oracle Utilities
15 7 (0.28%) Oracle Assets
16 6 (0.24%) Oracle ERP
17 5 (0.20%) Oracle 11i
17 5 (0.20%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 42 (1.70%) Microsoft Azure
2 31 (1.26%) Cloud Computing
3 24 (0.97%) SaaS
4 7 (0.28%) Office 365
4 7 (0.28%) Yammer
5 5 (0.20%) PaaS
5 5 (0.20%) Amazon EC2
6 4 (0.16%) Amazon AWS
6 4 (0.16%) Route 53
6 4 (0.16%) Amazon ELB
7 3 (0.12%) OpenShift
7 3 (0.12%) Heroku
8 2 (0.081%) Google App Engine
8 2 (0.081%) Google Cloud Platform
8 2 (0.081%) GitHub
8 2 (0.081%) IaaS
9 1 (0.041%) SuccessFactors
9 1 (0.041%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 103 (4.18%) SAN
2 102 (4.14%) Firewall
3 86 (3.49%) DNS
4 53 (2.15%) Internet
5 50 (2.03%) TCP/IP
6 45 (1.82%) DHCP
6 45 (1.82%) Radio Access Network
7 41 (1.66%) LAN
8 37 (1.50%) WAN
9 33 (1.34%) 3G
10 32 (1.30%) Intranet
11 31 (1.26%) SSL
12 29 (1.18%) NAS
13 28 (1.14%) HTTP
14 27 (1.09%) VPN
15 26 (1.05%) LTE
16 25 (1.01%) 2G
17 17 (0.69%) VLAN
17 17 (0.69%) FTP
17 17 (0.69%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 572 (23.20%) SQL Server
2 223 (9.04%) Data Warehouse
3 211 (8.56%) Oracle Database
4 178 (7.22%) Relational Database
5 162 (6.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 160 (6.49%) SQL Server 2008
7 155 (6.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 105 (4.26%) Oracle Database 11g
9 91 (3.69%) PostgreSQL
10 87 (3.53%) MySQL
11 84 (3.41%) SQL Server 2012
12 83 (3.37%) Oracle Reports
13 76 (3.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 69 (2.80%) Oracle Database 10g
15 65 (2.64%) RDBMS
16 64 (2.60%) QlikView
17 47 (1.91%) DB2
18 46 (1.87%) MS Access
19 45 (1.82%) SQL Server 2005
20 30 (1.22%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 144 (5.84%) Visual Studio
2 103 (4.18%) Team Foundation Server
3 91 (3.69%) Subversion
4 64 (2.60%) Git (software)
5 53 (2.15%) Ant
6 47 (1.91%) Selenium
7 45 (1.82%) StarTeam
8 42 (1.70%) MSI
9 41 (1.66%) Jenkins
10 40 (1.62%) NUnit
11 39 (1.58%) Toad
12 34 (1.38%) Oracle APEX
13 33 (1.34%) Maven
14 31 (1.26%) CruiseControl
14 31 (1.26%) Eclipse
15 29 (1.18%) JIRA
16 28 (1.14%) ClearCase
17 27 (1.09%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
18 24 (0.97%) CppUnit
18 24 (0.97%) GoogleTest
General
1 355 (14.40%) Finance
2 200 (8.11%) Telecoms
3 84 (3.41%) Banking
4 60 (2.43%) Marketing
5 38 (1.54%) Retail
6 30 (1.22%) Publishing
7 28 (1.14%) Manufacturing
8 19 (0.77%) Electronics
9 16 (0.65%) Billing
10 15 (0.61%) Games
11 14 (0.57%) Investment Banking
11 14 (0.57%) Legal
12 12 (0.49%) Advertising
13 11 (0.45%) Turkish Language
14 10 (0.41%) Military
15 8 (0.32%) Back Office
16 7 (0.28%) Automotive
17 6 (0.24%) Financial Institution
18 5 (0.20%) Front Office
18 5 (0.20%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 934 (37.88%) Developer
2 525 (21.29%) Analyst
3 154 (6.24%) .NET Developer
4 134 (5.43%) Consultant
5 130 (5.27%) Architect
6 115 (4.66%) Data Analyst
7 108 (4.38%) DBA
8 91 (3.69%) Test Analyst
9 89 (3.61%) C# Developer
9 89 (3.61%) SQL Developer
10 77 (3.12%) SQL DBA
10 77 (3.12%) Java Developer
10 77 (3.12%) Support Analyst
11 75 (3.04%) Tester
12 62 (2.51%) Oracle Developer
13 60 (2.43%) Technical Architect
14 59 (2.39%) Administrator
15 56 (2.27%) Software Developer
16 55 (2.23%) Applications Support
17 53 (2.15%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 540 (21.90%) .NET
2 312 (12.65%) HTML
3 274 (11.11%) CSS
4 269 (10.91%) XML
5 253 (10.26%) ASP.NET
6 229 (9.29%) Web Services
7 200 (8.11%) jQuery
8 113 (4.58%) Ajax
9 103 (4.18%) ASP.NET MVC
10 101 (4.10%) .NET Framework
11 93 (3.77%) WCF
12 79 (3.20%) XSLT
13 78 (3.16%) Spring
14 72 (2.92%) SOAP
15 67 (2.72%) J2EE
16 57 (2.31%) Middleware
16 57 (2.31%) HTML5
16 57 (2.31%) AngularJS
17 54 (2.19%) JSON
18 51 (2.07%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 255 (10.34%) Analytical Skills
2 99 (4.01%) Clustering
3 60 (2.43%) Computer Science
4 59 (2.39%) NHS
5 47 (1.91%) User Experience
6 42 (1.70%) Management Information System
7 41 (1.66%) Client/Server
8 32 (1.30%) Data Integration
9 31 (1.26%) Enterprise Software
10 29 (1.18%) Replication
11 28 (1.14%) Open Source
12 26 (1.05%) PKI
13 24 (0.97%) Web 2.0
14 23 (0.93%) Visualisation
15 21 (0.85%) Statistics
16 19 (0.77%) W3C
17 18 (0.73%) Mobile App
18 17 (0.69%) Data Structures
19 16 (0.65%) N-Tier
19 16 (0.65%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 545 (22.10%) Windows
2 291 (11.80%) Linux
3 267 (10.83%) UNIX
4 196 (7.95%) Windows Server 2008
5 134 (5.43%) Windows Server 2003
6 97 (3.93%) Windows Server 2012
7 65 (2.64%) Windows 7
8 39 (1.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 39 (1.58%) Windows Vista
8 39 (1.58%) AIX
9 33 (1.34%) Oracle Linux
10 26 (1.05%) Windows XP
11 19 (0.77%) Solaris
11 19 (0.77%) Android
12 15 (0.61%) HPUX
13 14 (0.57%) Windows 8
14 13 (0.53%) Windows 2000
15 10 (0.41%) Apple iOS
15 10 (0.41%) CentOS
16 7 (0.28%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 387 (15.69%) Agile Software Development
2 291 (11.80%) Business Intelligence
3 229 (9.29%) Migration
4 197 (7.99%) ETL
5 182 (7.38%) MVC
6 160 (6.49%) Scrum
7 154 (6.24%) ITIL
8 148 (6.00%) CRM
9 126 (5.11%) Configuration Management
10 121 (4.91%) Project Management
11 120 (4.87%) Performance Tuning
12 119 (4.83%) Software Engineering
13 118 (4.79%) Data Analysis
14 109 (4.42%) Data Migration
15 103 (4.18%) OO
16 102 (4.14%) TDD
16 102 (4.14%) Continuous Integration
17 97 (3.93%) Data Modelling
18 91 (3.69%) User Acceptance Testing
19 83 (3.37%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 372 (15.09%) C#
2 365 (14.80%) JavaScript
3 329 (13.34%) PL/SQL
4 324 (13.14%) Java
5 223 (9.04%) T-SQL
6 120 (4.87%) PowerShell
7 106 (4.30%) Perl
8 90 (3.65%) Python
9 86 (3.49%) Shell Script
9 86 (3.49%) VB
10 85 (3.45%) VB.NET
11 76 (3.08%) C++
12 75 (3.04%) PHP
13 71 (2.88%) C
13 71 (2.88%) VBA
14 62 (2.51%) VBScript
15 33 (1.34%) XPath
16 30 (1.22%) Ruby
17 25 (1.01%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
18 21 (0.85%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 372 (15.09%) Security Cleared
2 248 (10.06%) SC Cleared
3 116 (4.70%) Degree
4 98 (3.97%) DV Cleared
5 91 (3.69%) Microsoft Certification
6 60 (2.43%) ISEB
7 45 (1.82%) MCSE
8 32 (1.30%) MCTS
9 31 (1.26%) VCP4
10 28 (1.14%) MCP
10 28 (1.14%) Cisco Certification
11 27 (1.09%) ISTQB
12 26 (1.05%) CCNA
13 23 (0.93%) HND
13 23 (0.93%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 20 (0.81%) MCITP
15 17 (0.69%) CISSP
16 14 (0.57%) ITIL Certification
17 10 (0.41%) HNC
18 7 (0.28%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 103 (4.18%) QA
2 32 (1.30%) SLA
3 17 (0.69%) Data Quality
4 15 (0.61%) PCI DSS
5 5 (0.20%) Solvency II
5 5 (0.20%) HL7
5 5 (0.20%) WAI
5 5 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (0.12%) ISO 9001
6 3 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.12%) COBIT
7 1 (0.041%) COSO
7 1 (0.041%) 21 CFR Part 11
7 1 (0.041%) GCP
7 1 (0.041%) Basel II
7 1 (0.041%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 230 (9.33%) Active Directory
2 142 (5.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 106 (4.30%) Hyper-V
4 39 (1.58%) Oracle RAC
5 38 (1.54%) vSphere
6 29 (1.18%) VMware ESX
7 24 (0.97%) Oracle RMAN
8 22 (0.89%) XenApp
9 21 (0.85%) XenDesktop
10 14 (0.57%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 10 (0.41%) Microsoft App-V
12 8 (0.32%) Terminal Services
13 7 (0.28%) XenServer
13 7 (0.28%) UAG
13 7 (0.28%) VMware ESXi
14 6 (0.24%) Forefront TMG
15 5 (0.20%) Veritas Cluster Server
15 5 (0.20%) FreeRADIUS
16 4 (0.16%) ISA Server
16 4 (0.16%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 89 (3.61%) SCCM
2 76 (3.08%) HP Quality Center
3 71 (2.88%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 58 (2.35%) SCOM
5 29 (1.18%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 24 (0.97%) Puppet
7 23 (0.93%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 22 (0.89%) Oracle Identity Management
9 21 (0.85%) WMI
10 20 (0.81%) SCSM
11 18 (0.73%) NSN NetAct
12 17 (0.69%) ARCserve
12 17 (0.69%) HP SIM
13 15 (0.61%) Vagrant
14 14 (0.57%) Data Guard
15 11 (0.45%) Backup Exec
16 10 (0.41%) Netcool
17 9 (0.36%) Control-M
17 9 (0.36%) NetBackup
18 8 (0.32%) WSUS
Vendors
1 691 (28.02%) Oracle
2 564 (22.87%) Microsoft
3 266 (10.79%) VMware
4 133 (5.39%) HP
5 89 (3.61%) Business Objects
6 82 (3.33%) SAP
7 78 (3.16%) Citrix
8 58 (2.35%) IBM
9 56 (2.27%) Cisco
10 52 (2.11%) Red Hat
11 42 (1.70%) McAfee
12 41 (1.66%) Informatica
13 38 (1.54%) Google
14 37 (1.50%) Lumension
15 35 (1.42%) Adobe
16 28 (1.14%) Cognos
17 27 (1.09%) Dell
17 27 (1.09%) Netezza
18 26 (1.05%) Remedy
19 24 (0.97%) BMC
East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 8 hours ago
Surrey
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 8 hours ago
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
Blue Glue
Rate: From £300 to £400 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
Berkshire
Roc Search
Posted: 9 hours ago
Berkshire
X4 Group
Rate: £30 - 35 per hour
Posted: 9 hours ago
Staines, Middlesex
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
Redhill, Surrey
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Excellent Market Rates
Posted: 10 hours ago
Oxfordshire
Harrington Starr
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £530 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
Windsor, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 15 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Connectus
Rate: £275 - £350 per hour
Posted: 16 hours ago
Windsor, Berkshire
Advanced Resource Managers
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 17 hours ago
Leatherhead, Surrey
Damia Group.
Rate: From £350 to £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Sevenoaks, Kent
Ashdown IT
Rate: £280 - £330 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Kent
Proactive Appointments
Rate: Unspecified Market rate
Posted: Yesterday
Redhill, Surrey
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
Involved Solutions Ltd
Rate: £250 - £275 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Andover, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £200 - £270 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
X4 Group
Rate: £150 - 250 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Kent
Proactive Appointments
Rate: Unspecified Market Rate
Posted: 2 days ago