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 1 September 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Structured Query Language (SQL)
Rank 7 6 6
Rank change year-on-year
-1 0
Contract jobs citing SQL 1357 1199 1228
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 13.50% 12.91% 14.04%
As % of the Programming Languages category 38.87% 39.29% 39.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 839 691 623
Average daily rate
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£350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £464 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 35 53
Average hourly rate £27.05 £22.50 £26.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.20% -14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £13.02 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.75 £40.50 £35.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.38 £26.50
% change year-on-year
+9.58% +3.30%
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
3491 3052 3077
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 34.73% 32.85% 35.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 2211 1682 1616
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £230 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £470 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 110 118 145
Average hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £15.25 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £47.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.50 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +2.94%

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 1 September 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 1 September 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 1 September 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
Surrey +1 306 £374 +6.78% 98
Hampshire -1 282 £361 +1.04% 111
Berkshire 0 241 £363 - 107
Buckinghamshire 0 175 £325 +8.24% 65
Oxfordshire -3 113 £390 +15.98% 59
West Sussex +2 81 £350 +20.68% 27
East Sussex +4 64 £358 +2.14% 26
Kent -12 37 £325 +18.18% 23
Middlesex +10 34 £350 +16.47% 2
Sussex +1 3 £325 -12.16% 7
Home Counties -3 2 - -
M4 Corridor 0 1 £325 +8.33%
SQL
England

SQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 1 September 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.

1 748 (29.51%) SQL Server
2 710 (28.01%) Oracle
3 609 (24.02%) Microsoft
4 532 (20.99%) Windows
5 481 (18.97%) .NET
6 462 (18.22%) Agile Software Development
7 425 (16.77%) C#
8 397 (15.66%) XML
9 382 (15.07%) Java
10 373 (14.71%) UNIX
11 366 (14.44%) JavaScript
12 361 (14.24%) Finance
13 359 (14.16%) HTML
14 333 (13.14%) Linux
14 333 (13.14%) Business Intelligence
15 326 (12.86%) Security Cleared
16 317 (12.50%) MS Excel
17 312 (12.31%) T-SQL
18 297 (11.72%) PL/SQL
19 283 (11.16%) CSS
20 270 (10.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
21 267 (10.53%) VMware
22 260 (10.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
23 256 (10.10%) Data Warehouse
24 248 (9.78%) Migration
25 242 (9.55%) SC Cleared
26 237 (9.35%) Oracle Database
27 235 (9.27%) ASP.NET
28 224 (8.84%) ITIL
29 213 (8.40%) Analytical Skills

SQL
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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
1 152 (6.00%) SharePoint
2 146 (5.76%) IIS
3 80 (3.16%) MS Exchange
4 73 (2.88%) WebLogic
5 71 (2.80%) Apache
6 57 (2.25%) SAS
6 57 (2.25%) BizTalk Server
7 53 (2.09%) Tomcat
8 45 (1.78%) WebSphere
9 44 (1.74%) Exchange Server 2010
10 43 (1.70%) CMS
11 40 (1.58%) JBoss
12 27 (1.07%) SharePoint 2013
13 25 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2007
14 19 (0.75%) Drupal
15 17 (0.67%) Lync
15 17 (0.67%) Confluence
16 15 (0.59%) WebSphere Application Server
17 13 (0.51%) MQSeries
17 13 (0.51%) WordPress
Applications
1 317 (12.50%) MS Excel
2 154 (6.07%) MS Office
3 38 (1.50%) MS PowerPoint
4 35 (1.38%) MS Project
5 24 (0.95%) MS Visio
6 13 (0.51%) SPSS
7 10 (0.39%) Photoshop
7 10 (0.39%) PowerPivot
8 6 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
9 4 (0.16%) InfoPath
10 3 (0.12%) GIMP
11 2 (0.079%) Siemens NX
11 2 (0.079%) AutoCAD
12 1 (0.039%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 47 (1.85%) Dynamics CRM
2 17 (0.67%) BusinessWorks
3 16 (0.63%) Oracle EBS
3 16 (0.63%) Oracle Applications
4 15 (0.59%) Oracle EBS R12
5 14 (0.55%) Dynamics AX
6 11 (0.43%) Oracle BPM
7 10 (0.39%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 8 (0.32%) Oracle General Ledger
8 8 (0.32%) Oracle Payables
9 7 (0.28%) Oracle Receivables
9 7 (0.28%) Magento
10 6 (0.24%) Remedy ITSM
10 6 (0.24%) Oracle ERP
11 5 (0.20%) Agresso
11 5 (0.20%) Cordys
11 5 (0.20%) Unica
11 5 (0.20%) Adobe Campaign
12 4 (0.16%) Oracle Internet Expenses
12 4 (0.16%) Fredhopper
Cloud Services
1 72 (2.84%) Microsoft Azure
2 45 (1.78%) Amazon AWS
3 30 (1.18%) SaaS
4 24 (0.95%) PaaS
5 22 (0.87%) IaaS
6 19 (0.75%) Office 365
7 7 (0.28%) Boomi
7 7 (0.28%) Google Analytics
7 7 (0.28%) Azure Active Directory
8 6 (0.24%) Amazon S3
8 6 (0.24%) Amazon SQS
9 5 (0.20%) Veeva
10 4 (0.16%) GitHub
10 4 (0.16%) Cloud Computing
11 3 (0.12%) Amazon EC2
11 3 (0.12%) Adobe Analytics
12 2 (0.079%) Amazon EMR
12 2 (0.079%) SuccessFactors
13 1 (0.039%) Yammer
13 1 (0.039%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 95 (3.75%) DNS
2 87 (3.43%) TCP/IP
3 72 (2.84%) Firewall
4 71 (2.80%) SAN
5 57 (2.25%) DHCP
6 41 (1.62%) LAN
7 40 (1.58%) Internet
8 31 (1.22%) HTTP
8 31 (1.22%) NAS
9 28 (1.10%) VLAN
9 28 (1.10%) LDAP
9 28 (1.10%) Radio Access Network
10 27 (1.07%) WAN
10 27 (1.07%) Intranet
11 24 (0.95%) Fibre Channel
12 21 (0.83%) FTP
13 20 (0.79%) VPN
14 16 (0.63%) VoIP
15 15 (0.59%) Network Security
15 15 (0.59%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 748 (29.51%) SQL Server
2 270 (10.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 260 (10.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 256 (10.10%) Data Warehouse
5 237 (9.35%) Oracle Database
6 181 (7.14%) SQL Server 2008
7 155 (6.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 147 (5.80%) Relational Database
9 141 (5.56%) SQL Server 2012
10 123 (4.85%) MySQL
11 116 (4.58%) Oracle Database 11g
12 111 (4.38%) DB2
13 108 (4.26%) BusinessObjects
14 89 (3.51%) Oracle Database 10g
15 75 (2.96%) PostgreSQL
16 61 (2.41%) MS Access
16 61 (2.41%) RDBMS
17 58 (2.29%) SQL Server 2005
18 55 (2.17%) QlikView
19 50 (1.97%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 118 (4.65%) Visual Studio
1 118 (4.65%) Team Foundation Server
2 92 (3.63%) Git (software)
3 82 (3.23%) Jenkins
4 78 (3.08%) SoapUI
5 77 (3.04%) Subversion
6 71 (2.80%) Selenium
7 57 (2.25%) Maven
8 48 (1.89%) JIRA
8 48 (1.89%) Oracle Forms
9 47 (1.85%) Eclipse
10 36 (1.42%) JUnit
11 32 (1.26%) Oracle APEX
12 29 (1.14%) Toad
13 27 (1.07%) Ant
14 26 (1.03%) HP UFT
14 26 (1.03%) TeamCity
15 25 (0.99%) WebDriver
16 22 (0.87%) LoadRunner
16 22 (0.87%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 361 (14.24%) Finance
2 181 (7.14%) Telecoms
3 73 (2.88%) Banking
4 60 (2.37%) Retail
5 52 (2.05%) Marketing
6 28 (1.10%) Back Office
7 21 (0.83%) Billing
7 21 (0.83%) Games
8 17 (0.67%) Manufacturing
9 15 (0.59%) Pharmaceutical
9 15 (0.59%) Publishing
10 14 (0.55%) Military
10 14 (0.55%) Legal
11 13 (0.51%) Electronics
12 11 (0.43%) Advertising
13 9 (0.36%) Automotive
14 6 (0.24%) German Language
15 5 (0.20%) Law
16 4 (0.16%) Financial Institution
16 4 (0.16%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 958 (37.79%) Developer
2 610 (24.06%) Analyst
3 154 (6.07%) DBA
4 152 (6.00%) .NET Developer
5 146 (5.76%) Test Analyst
6 139 (5.48%) SQL Developer
7 134 (5.29%) Data Analyst
8 124 (4.89%) Consultant
9 115 (4.54%) Architect
10 111 (4.38%) Administrator
11 104 (4.10%) C# Developer
12 103 (4.06%) Java Developer
12 103 (4.06%) SQL DBA
13 86 (3.39%) Oracle Developer
14 75 (2.96%) Business Intelligence Developer
15 74 (2.92%) Senior Developer
15 74 (2.92%) Business Analyst
16 68 (2.68%) C# .NET Developer
17 67 (2.64%) Support Analyst
18 65 (2.56%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 481 (18.97%) .NET
2 397 (15.66%) XML
3 359 (14.16%) HTML
4 283 (11.16%) CSS
5 235 (9.27%) ASP.NET
6 197 (7.77%) jQuery
7 191 (7.53%) Web Services
8 111 (4.38%) SOAP
9 96 (3.79%) .NET Framework
10 93 (3.67%) WCF
11 83 (3.27%) Ajax
12 77 (3.04%) Spring
13 75 (2.96%) AngularJS
14 73 (2.88%) HTML5
15 64 (2.52%) ASP.NET MVC
16 63 (2.49%) J2EE
17 61 (2.41%) RESTful
18 57 (2.25%) JSON
19 55 (2.17%) Middleware
20 50 (1.97%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 213 (8.40%) Analytical Skills
2 93 (3.67%) Data Centre
3 78 (3.08%) NHS
4 70 (2.76%) Management Information System
5 65 (2.56%) Clustering
6 54 (2.13%) Client/Server
7 49 (1.93%) Enterprise Software
8 48 (1.89%) Replication
9 46 (1.81%) Computer Science
10 34 (1.34%) Visualisation
10 34 (1.34%) Data Structures
11 31 (1.22%) Data Extraction
11 31 (1.22%) Data Integration
11 31 (1.22%) CMDB
12 21 (0.83%) Statistics
12 21 (0.83%) AS400
13 19 (0.75%) iSeries
14 18 (0.71%) Smart Meter
14 18 (0.71%) N-Tier
15 16 (0.63%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 532 (20.99%) Windows
2 373 (14.71%) UNIX
3 333 (13.14%) Linux
4 204 (8.05%) Windows Server 2008
5 120 (4.73%) Windows Server 2012
6 96 (3.79%) Windows Server 2003
7 60 (2.37%) Solaris
8 57 (2.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 52 (2.05%) Windows 7
10 48 (1.89%) AIX
11 25 (0.99%) Windows 8
12 20 (0.79%) Windows XP
13 15 (0.59%) Android
14 14 (0.55%) Apple iOS
14 14 (0.55%) Oracle Linux
15 13 (0.51%) HPUX
16 10 (0.39%) Windows 2000
16 10 (0.39%) MVS
17 9 (0.36%) Windows Vista
18 6 (0.24%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 462 (18.22%) Agile Software Development
2 333 (13.14%) Business Intelligence
3 248 (9.78%) Migration
4 224 (8.84%) ITIL
5 201 (7.93%) MVC
6 184 (7.26%) ETL
7 148 (5.84%) TDD
8 137 (5.40%) Scrum
9 125 (4.93%) Data Migration
10 124 (4.89%) Data Analysis
11 122 (4.81%) Data Modelling
12 118 (4.65%) Performance Tuning
13 113 (4.46%) Web Development
14 111 (4.38%) Project Management
15 109 (4.30%) Continuous Integration
16 107 (4.22%) Unit Testing
17 105 (4.14%) CRM
18 103 (4.06%) E-Commerce
19 101 (3.98%) System Testing
20 100 (3.94%) OO
Programming Languages
1 425 (16.77%) C#
2 382 (15.07%) Java
3 366 (14.44%) JavaScript
4 312 (12.31%) T-SQL
5 297 (11.72%) PL/SQL
6 166 (6.55%) Perl
7 148 (5.84%) PowerShell
8 123 (4.85%) Shell Script
9 96 (3.79%) C++
10 93 (3.67%) PHP
11 76 (3.00%) Python
12 67 (2.64%) VB
13 59 (2.33%) VBScript
14 57 (2.25%) C
15 51 (2.01%) VBA
16 46 (1.81%) VB.NET
17 42 (1.66%) Bash Shell
18 25 (0.99%) Korn
19 23 (0.91%) Ruby
20 17 (0.67%) XPath
Qualifications
1 326 (12.86%) Security Cleared
2 242 (9.55%) SC Cleared
3 143 (5.64%) Degree
4 71 (2.80%) Microsoft Certification
5 67 (2.64%) ISEB
6 61 (2.41%) ISTQB
7 46 (1.81%) DV Cleared
8 38 (1.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 30 (1.18%) Cisco Certification
10 29 (1.14%) MCSE
11 21 (0.83%) MCTS
12 19 (0.75%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 19 (0.75%) CCNA
13 16 (0.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 15 (0.59%) CCNP
15 14 (0.55%) MCSA
16 13 (0.51%) PMP
16 13 (0.51%) PMI Certification
17 12 (0.47%) Sun Certification
17 12 (0.47%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 59 (2.33%) QA
2 55 (2.17%) SLA
3 40 (1.58%) Data Quality
4 11 (0.43%) PCI DSS
5 7 (0.28%) HL7
5 7 (0.28%) GxP
6 6 (0.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 5 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 4 (0.16%) 21 CFR Part 11
9 3 (0.12%) GAMP
9 3 (0.12%) COBIT
9 3 (0.12%) Solvency II
10 1 (0.039%) Basel II
10 1 (0.039%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 189 (7.46%) Active Directory
2 154 (6.07%) VMware Infrastructure
3 65 (2.56%) vSphere
4 62 (2.45%) Hyper-V
5 42 (1.66%) VMware ESX
6 21 (0.83%) VMware ESXi
7 18 (0.71%) Oracle RAC
8 16 (0.63%) XenApp
9 14 (0.55%) vCloud
10 11 (0.43%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 10 (0.39%) Forefront TMG
12 7 (0.28%) XenDesktop
13 6 (0.24%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 6 (0.24%) Oracle Clusterware
14 5 (0.20%) DFS Replication
14 5 (0.20%) NFS
15 4 (0.16%) Veritas File System
15 4 (0.16%) Docker
16 3 (0.12%) Apache Flume
16 3 (0.12%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 105 (4.14%) HP Quality Center
2 66 (2.60%) SCCM
3 48 (1.89%) SCOM
4 32 (1.26%) Tivoli
5 24 (0.95%) Oracle RMAN
6 21 (0.83%) vMotion
7 20 (0.79%) Puppet
7 20 (0.79%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 18 (0.71%) OVSD
8 18 (0.71%) Opscode Chef
9 16 (0.63%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 15 (0.59%) Ansible
11 12 (0.47%) NetBackup
12 11 (0.43%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 11 (0.43%) Data Guard
13 10 (0.39%) BMC PATROL
13 10 (0.39%) Oracle Identity Management
14 9 (0.36%) Forefront Identity Manager
14 9 (0.36%) Tivoli Storage Manager
14 9 (0.36%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 710 (28.01%) Oracle
2 609 (24.02%) Microsoft
3 267 (10.53%) VMware
4 173 (6.82%) HP
5 92 (3.63%) Citrix
6 69 (2.72%) SAP
6 69 (2.72%) Cisco
7 68 (2.68%) IBM
8 55 (2.17%) Informatica
9 49 (1.93%) Red Hat
10 42 (1.66%) BMC
11 40 (1.58%) CA
12 35 (1.38%) Dell
13 34 (1.34%) ServiceNow
14 30 (1.18%) Cognos
15 28 (1.10%) webMethods
16 26 (1.03%) Teradata
16 26 (1.03%) Tableau
17 22 (0.87%) Salesforce.com
17 22 (0.87%) Sun
Surrey
Oliver James Associates
Rate: £450. - £550.00 per annum
Posted: 33 minutes ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Rate: £250 - £400 Per Day
Posted: 2 hours ago
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £500 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £280 - £320 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
Newbury, Berkshire
Preferred Choice
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £0.00 per day + Market Rates
Posted: 7 hours ago
Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
Intel Security
Rate: Competitive + Benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
CBS butler
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Harrington Starr
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 - £375 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
South East
Graham Matthews
Posted: 4 days ago
South East
Vivid Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Aquent
Rate: From £300 to £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Surrey
Clearwater People Solutions
Rate: £350 - £380 Per Annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Coal IT Services
Rate: £410 per day
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Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
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Rate: £300.00 per day
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Reading, Berkshire
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Oxfordshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £200 - £300 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Staines, Middlesex
ITF Solutions
Rate: £324 - £325 per day
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East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £310 Per Day
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