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 May 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.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Structured Query Language (SQL)
Rank 8 7 7
Rank change year-on-year
-1 0
Contract jobs citing SQL 1218 1253 1195
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 12.64% 12.41% 12.82%
As % of the Programming Languages category 37.29% 38.02% 39.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 839 752 660
Average daily rate £375 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 37 32
Average hourly rate £22.13 £25.00 £22.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.50% +9.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.35 £16.75 £11.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £40.80 £52.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £25.00 £32.75
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -23.66%
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
3266 3296 2988
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 33.89% 32.65% 32.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 2120 1974 1706
Average daily rate £400 £350 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +4.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £265 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £495 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £332
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +5.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 114 116 106
Average hourly rate £38.00 £39.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.56% -2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £20.00 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.50 £45.00 £52.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £36.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -1.36%

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 May 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 1 May 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 1 May 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
Hampshire +3 291 £350 - 108
Berkshire +4 247 £375 +7.14% 73
Surrey -3 195 £400 +14.28% 80
Buckinghamshire -6 126 £390 +20.00% 42
Kent +2 111 £338 +5.46% 26
West Sussex -6 88 £413 +19.13% 14
Oxfordshire -6 71 £375 -11.24% 36
Middlesex +2 27 £350 +5.66% 5
East Sussex -14 27 £350 +14.75% 33
Sussex +1 3 £173 -31.00%
Home Counties -3 3 £300 +33.33%
SQL
England

SQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 1 May 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.

1 687 (30.49%) Oracle
2 663 (29.43%) SQL Server
3 501 (22.24%) Microsoft
4 498 (22.10%) Agile Software Development
5 483 (21.44%) Windows
6 430 (19.09%) .NET
7 420 (18.64%) Java
8 378 (16.78%) C#
9 364 (16.16%) JavaScript
10 350 (15.53%) Linux
11 346 (15.36%) Security Cleared
12 336 (14.91%) Unix
13 334 (14.82%) Finance
14 324 (14.38%) XML
15 319 (14.16%) PL/SQL
16 300 (13.32%) HTML
17 264 (11.72%) Oracle Database
18 262 (11.63%) MS Excel
19 259 (11.50%) SC Cleared
20 253 (11.23%) Active Directory
21 240 (10.65%) Business Intelligence
22 235 (10.43%) CSS
23 228 (10.12%) VMware
24 226 (10.03%) T-SQL
25 223 (9.90%) Web Services
26 213 (9.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
27 204 (9.05%) Data Warehouse
28 196 (8.70%) MVC
29 195 (8.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
30 185 (8.21%) Windows Server

SQL
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 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
1 157 (6.97%) SharePoint
2 105 (4.66%) IIS
3 82 (3.64%) SAS
4 70 (3.11%) WebLogic
5 65 (2.89%) JBoss
6 63 (2.80%) Apache
7 51 (2.26%) Node.js
8 48 (2.13%) MS Exchange
9 39 (1.73%) Tomcat
10 34 (1.51%) BizTalk Server
11 29 (1.29%) CMS
11 29 (1.29%) WebSphere
12 23 (1.02%) SharePoint 2013
13 21 (0.93%) Oracle Workflow
14 19 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2010
15 18 (0.80%) Apache Spark
15 18 (0.80%) Confluence
15 18 (0.80%) OpenStack
16 17 (0.75%) WordPress
17 13 (0.58%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 262 (11.63%) MS Excel
2 111 (4.93%) MS Office
3 35 (1.55%) MS PowerPoint
4 18 (0.80%) MS Visio
5 15 (0.67%) MS Project
5 15 (0.67%) Spreadsheet
6 12 (0.53%) Photoshop
7 11 (0.49%) SPSS
8 5 (0.22%) InfoPath
8 5 (0.22%) SOLIDWORKS
9 3 (0.13%) Adobe Illustrator
9 3 (0.13%) GIMP
10 2 (0.089%) 3ds Max
10 2 (0.089%) Acrobat
11 1 (0.044%) LaTeX
Business Applications
1 58 (2.57%) Dynamics CRM
2 18 (0.80%) Remedy ITSM
3 11 (0.49%) Unit4 Business World
4 10 (0.44%) OpenText Process Suite
4 10 (0.44%) Oracle ERP
5 8 (0.36%) Oracle EBS
5 8 (0.36%) Oracle EBS R12
5 8 (0.36%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 7 (0.31%) HFM
6 7 (0.31%) Oracle BPM
7 6 (0.27%) Eagle PACE
8 4 (0.18%) Oracle Receivables
8 4 (0.18%) SystmOne
9 3 (0.13%) Dynamics AX
9 3 (0.13%) Oracle iProcurement
9 3 (0.13%) Unica
10 2 (0.089%) Hyperion Planning
10 2 (0.089%) Magento
10 2 (0.089%) Oracle General Ledger
10 2 (0.089%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 126 (5.59%) Microsoft Azure
2 45 (2.00%) Amazon AWS
3 26 (1.15%) Azure Active Directory
4 22 (0.98%) Office 365
5 14 (0.62%) SaaS
6 13 (0.58%) Cloud Computing
7 12 (0.53%) PaaS
8 11 (0.49%) IaaS
9 7 (0.31%) Boomi
9 7 (0.31%) OpenShift
10 6 (0.27%) Azure Machine Learning
11 5 (0.22%) Amazon EC2
11 5 (0.22%) Scribe Online
12 3 (0.13%) SuccessFactors
13 2 (0.089%) FinancialForce.com
13 2 (0.089%) GitHub
13 2 (0.089%) Google Analytics
13 2 (0.089%) MailChimp
14 1 (0.044%) Bluemix
14 1 (0.044%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 85 (3.77%) SAN
2 81 (3.60%) Firewall
3 75 (3.33%) DNS
4 58 (2.57%) HTTP
5 49 (2.17%) WAN
6 47 (2.09%) DHCP
7 43 (1.91%) LAN
8 37 (1.64%) LDAP
9 35 (1.55%) TCP/IP
10 27 (1.20%) Internet
11 25 (1.11%) DVB
12 23 (1.02%) VLAN
13 19 (0.84%) SMTP
14 18 (0.80%) Intranet
15 17 (0.75%) Network Security
15 17 (0.75%) VPN
16 16 (0.71%) NAS
17 13 (0.58%) FTP
18 12 (0.53%) HTTPS
18 12 (0.53%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 663 (29.43%) SQL Server
2 264 (11.72%) Oracle Database
3 213 (9.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 204 (9.05%) Data Warehouse
5 195 (8.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 112 (4.97%) Relational Database
7 111 (4.93%) SQL Server 2008
8 106 (4.70%) Oracle Database 11g
9 101 (4.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 93 (4.13%) MySQL
11 85 (3.77%) NoSQL
12 74 (3.28%) Oracle Database 10g
13 73 (3.24%) SQL Server 2012
14 63 (2.80%) BusinessObjects
14 63 (2.80%) Hadoop
15 57 (2.53%) Big Data
16 56 (2.49%) DB2
17 54 (2.40%) MongoDB
18 51 (2.26%) PostgreSQL
19 49 (2.17%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 124 (5.50%) Subversion
2 113 (5.02%) Visual Studio
3 105 (4.66%) Team Foundation Server
4 102 (4.53%) Git (software)
5 82 (3.64%) Maven
6 76 (3.37%) JIRA
7 62 (2.75%) Jenkins
8 61 (2.71%) SoapUI
9 58 (2.57%) Selenium
10 53 (2.35%) Ant
10 53 (2.35%) JUnit
11 51 (2.26%) Eclipse
11 51 (2.26%) Oracle Forms
12 43 (1.91%) Toad
13 36 (1.60%) Cucumber
14 26 (1.15%) NUnit
14 26 (1.15%) Oracle APEX
15 23 (1.02%) HP UFT
15 23 (1.02%) Talend Open Studio
16 22 (0.98%) Hudson
General
1 334 (14.82%) Finance
2 89 (3.95%) Telecoms
3 78 (3.46%) Banking
4 64 (2.84%) Retail
5 48 (2.13%) Marketing
6 18 (0.80%) Manufacturing
7 17 (0.75%) Investment Banking
8 16 (0.71%) Advertising
9 14 (0.62%) Military
9 14 (0.62%) Retail Banking
10 11 (0.49%) Back Office
10 11 (0.49%) German Language
11 10 (0.44%) Electronics
11 10 (0.44%) French Language
12 9 (0.40%) Publishing
13 8 (0.36%) Automotive
14 7 (0.31%) Billing
14 7 (0.31%) Front Office
14 7 (0.31%) Pharmaceutical
15 6 (0.27%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 867 (38.48%) Developer
2 452 (20.06%) Analyst
3 257 (11.41%) SQL Developer
4 150 (6.66%) .NET Developer
5 134 (5.95%) Java Developer
6 132 (5.86%) Oracle Developer
7 123 (5.46%) Test Analyst
8 119 (5.28%) C# Developer
9 110 (4.88%) Architect
10 109 (4.84%) SQL Analyst
11 104 (4.62%) Consultant
12 103 (4.57%) DBA
13 99 (4.39%) Data Analyst
14 87 (3.86%) C# .NET Developer
15 80 (3.55%) SQL DBA
16 69 (3.06%) Administrator
17 67 (2.97%) Support Engineer
18 59 (2.62%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
18 59 (2.62%) PL/SQL Developer
19 58 (2.57%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 430 (19.09%) .NET
2 324 (14.38%) XML
3 300 (13.32%) HTML
4 235 (10.43%) CSS
5 223 (9.90%) Web Services
6 183 (8.12%) jQuery
7 149 (6.61%) ASP.NET
8 133 (5.90%) SOAP
9 121 (5.37%) HTML5
10 111 (4.93%) REST
11 97 (4.31%) .NET Framework
12 81 (3.60%) Spring
13 78 (3.46%) AngularJS
14 73 (3.24%) ASP.NET Web API
15 72 (3.20%) ASP.NET MVC
16 71 (3.15%) Entity Framework
17 66 (2.93%) JSON
18 63 (2.80%) Hibernate
18 63 (2.80%) Java EE
19 55 (2.44%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 174 (7.72%) Analytical Skills
2 101 (4.48%) Data Centre
3 70 (3.11%) Clustering
4 63 (2.80%) Computer Science
5 50 (2.22%) Enterprise Software
5 50 (2.22%) Management Information System
6 45 (2.00%) NHS
7 38 (1.69%) Replication
8 37 (1.64%) User Experience
9 34 (1.51%) Mobile App
10 33 (1.46%) AS400
11 32 (1.42%) iSeries
12 31 (1.38%) Visualisation
13 28 (1.24%) Data Integration
14 27 (1.20%) Smart Meter
15 26 (1.15%) Mathematics
16 23 (1.02%) DTV
16 23 (1.02%) STB
17 22 (0.98%) MPEG
18 21 (0.93%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 483 (21.44%) Windows
2 350 (15.53%) Linux
3 336 (14.91%) Unix
4 185 (8.21%) Windows Server
5 152 (6.75%) Windows Server 2008
6 92 (4.08%) Windows Server 2012
7 61 (2.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 48 (2.13%) Windows Server 2003
9 39 (1.73%) Apple iOS
10 37 (1.64%) Android
11 34 (1.51%) AIX
11 34 (1.51%) Windows 7
12 32 (1.42%) Solaris
13 23 (1.02%) VMS
14 14 (0.62%) CentOS
15 12 (0.53%) zOS
16 11 (0.49%) Windows Vista
17 10 (0.44%) Oracle Linux
17 10 (0.44%) Windows XP
18 8 (0.36%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 498 (22.10%) Agile Software Development
2 240 (10.65%) Business Intelligence
3 196 (8.70%) MVC
4 171 (7.59%) Migration
5 159 (7.06%) ETL
6 150 (6.66%) ITIL
7 143 (6.35%) Scrum
8 135 (5.99%) Data Analysis
9 130 (5.77%) CRM
10 125 (5.55%) SDLC
10 125 (5.55%) TDD
10 125 (5.55%) Web Development
11 120 (5.33%) Waterfall
12 111 (4.93%) Software Engineering
13 102 (4.53%) Continuous Integration
14 96 (4.26%) Data Modelling
14 96 (4.26%) Project Management
15 92 (4.08%) Business Analysis
16 90 (3.99%) Analytics
17 84 (3.73%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 420 (18.64%) Java
2 378 (16.78%) C#
3 364 (16.16%) JavaScript
4 319 (14.16%) PL/SQL
5 226 (10.03%) T-SQL
6 174 (7.72%) PowerShell
7 107 (4.75%) C++
8 102 (4.53%) VB
9 97 (4.31%) Shell Script
10 95 (4.22%) Python
11 93 (4.13%) C
12 90 (3.99%) PHP
13 73 (3.24%) Perl
14 68 (3.02%) VB.NET
15 64 (2.84%) VBScript
16 63 (2.80%) Ruby
17 33 (1.46%) VBA
18 26 (1.15%) Bash Shell
19 21 (0.93%) R
20 18 (0.80%) VB6
Qualifications
1 346 (15.36%) Security Cleared
2 259 (11.50%) SC Cleared
3 128 (5.68%) Degree
4 73 (3.24%) Microsoft Certification
5 69 (3.06%) DV Cleared
6 66 (2.93%) ISTQB
7 60 (2.66%) ISEB
8 29 (1.29%) MCSE
9 27 (1.20%) Cisco Certification
10 25 (1.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 24 (1.07%) MCTS
12 21 (0.93%) CCNA
12 21 (0.93%) MCITP
13 16 (0.71%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
14 15 (0.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 12 (0.53%) MCP
16 10 (0.44%) CCNP
16 10 (0.44%) MCSD
16 10 (0.44%) PRINCE2 Certification
17 8 (0.36%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 99 (4.39%) QA
2 76 (3.37%) Data Quality
3 40 (1.78%) SLA
4 9 (0.40%) Disclosure Scotland
5 6 (0.27%) ISO 9000
6 3 (0.13%) COBIT
6 3 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.089%) HL7
7 2 (0.089%) ISO 8583
8 1 (0.044%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 1 (0.044%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.044%) SDET
8 1 (0.044%) SEPA
8 1 (0.044%) Solvency II
System Software
1 253 (11.23%) Active Directory
2 132 (5.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 65 (2.89%) Hyper-V
4 44 (1.95%) vSphere
5 28 (1.24%) Docker
6 25 (1.11%) VMware ESX
7 24 (1.07%) XenApp
8 23 (1.02%) VMware ESXi
9 15 (0.67%) Oracle RAC
9 15 (0.67%) Terminal Services
10 7 (0.31%) XenServer
11 5 (0.22%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 4 (0.18%) Apache Flume
13 3 (0.13%) BitLocker
13 3 (0.13%) Terminal Server
13 3 (0.13%) Xen
14 2 (0.089%) Forefront TMG
14 2 (0.089%) KVM
14 2 (0.089%) Microsoft App-V
14 2 (0.089%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 69 (3.06%) HP Quality Center
2 62 (2.75%) SCCM
3 58 (2.57%) SCOM
4 46 (2.04%) Puppet
5 33 (1.46%) Tivoli
6 30 (1.33%) Ansible
6 30 (1.33%) Opscode Chef
7 23 (1.02%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 14 (0.62%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 13 (0.58%) Simpana
10 11 (0.49%) Data Guard
10 11 (0.49%) Oracle RMAN
10 11 (0.49%) Windows Intune
10 11 (0.49%) WSUS
11 10 (0.44%) SCVMM
12 8 (0.36%) Netcool
13 7 (0.31%) Forefront Identity Manager
13 7 (0.31%) HP UCMDB
13 7 (0.31%) SCOrch
13 7 (0.31%) WMI
Vendors
1 687 (30.49%) Oracle
2 501 (22.24%) Microsoft
3 228 (10.12%) VMware
4 146 (6.48%) HP
5 107 (4.75%) Citrix
6 87 (3.86%) IBM
7 82 (3.64%) SAP
8 64 (2.84%) Cisco
9 61 (2.71%) Red Hat
10 47 (2.09%) Informatica
11 41 (1.82%) Remedy
12 36 (1.60%) Dell
13 23 (1.02%) CommVault
13 23 (1.02%) EMC
13 23 (1.02%) Tableau
13 23 (1.02%) Talend
14 19 (0.84%) Cognos
14 19 (0.84%) Sybase
15 18 (0.80%) Sitecore
16 17 (0.75%) Splunk
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Intech 7
Rate: Great day rate
Posted: Yesterday
Brighton, East Sussex
IT Executive Ltd
Rate: £120 - £160 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Tunbridge Wells, Kent
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: ££ competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
Spencer Rose
Rate: £375 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Winchester, Hampshire
IBM Client Innovation Centre (Hursley)
Rate: Up to £47,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Leatherhead, Surrey
Stott & May
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
zubito Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
Hampshire
Oscar
Posted: 2 days ago
Berkshire
Maclean Moore Consulting
Rate: From £275 to £325 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Epsom, Surrey
Connectus
Rate: £32 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Burgess Hill, West Sussex
Circle Recruitment
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
West Malling
Capita plc
Posted: 3 days ago
Staines, Middlesex
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £0.00 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
IT Executive Ltd
Rate: £120 - £160 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
South East
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £400 - £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
South East
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Posted: 3 days ago
Havant, Hampshire
AAP3
Rate: £55 - £60 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
AAP3
Rate: £275 - £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Northern Recruitment Group
Rate: Circa £30,000
Posted: 4 days ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Connectus
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Southampton
TDA Group
Posted: 4 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
Computer People
Rate: £250.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Berkshire
Lawrence Harvey
Posted: 4 days ago
Havant, Hampshire
AAP3
Rate: £55 - £60 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
IT Connections
Rate: to 450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Oxfordshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Posted: 5 days ago
Oxfordshire
Cadence Resourcing
Rate: on application
Posted: 5 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
IT Executive Ltd
Rate: £120 - £160 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Square One Resources
Rate: Up to £500 per day for 6 months
Posted: 5 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
LA International
Rate: £298 per day
Posted: 5 days ago