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 October 2014 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 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Structured Query Language (SQL)
Rank 6 6 6
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Contract jobs citing SQL 1228 1242 1250
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 13.38% 14.26% 12.62%
As % of the Programming Languages category 40.84% 40.25% 39.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 697 674 574
Average daily rate
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£350 £350 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.90% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 37 53
Average hourly rate £25.88 £29.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.28% +18.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.18 £11.85 £15.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.08 £45.00 £37.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.38 £24.75 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+2.52% -10.00%
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
3007 3086 3192
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 32.77% 35.43% 32.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 1670 1703 1490
Average daily rate £350 £350 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 113 127 169
Average hourly rate £35.00 £36.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £17.50 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £43.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+4.47% -4.28%

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 October 2014.

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 October 2014.

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 October 2014. 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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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 -1 272 £375 - 114
Hampshire -2 257 £360 +9.09% 116
Surrey +4 251 £360 +3.97% 95
Buckinghamshire 0 126 £300 -14.28% 56
Oxfordshire +1 106 £350 - 38
East Sussex -5 61 £310 -14.48% 28
Kent -5 37 £319 -17.74% 37
West Sussex -8 32 £290 -20.54% 32
Middlesex -4 19 £326 -25.85% 6
Sussex -6 2 £303 -19.33%
Thames Valley - 2 - -
Isle of Wight - - - -
SQL
England

SQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, 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.

1 694 (30.39%) Oracle
2 641 (28.06%) SQL Server
3 529 (23.16%) .NET
4 478 (20.93%) Windows
5 455 (19.92%) C#
6 401 (17.56%) Microsoft
7 384 (16.81%) Agile Software Development
8 359 (15.72%) XML
9 351 (15.37%) Java
10 344 (15.06%) Finance
11 319 (13.97%) PL/SQL
12 289 (12.65%) JavaScript
13 280 (12.26%) HTML
14 270 (11.82%) UNIX
15 268 (11.73%) Security Cleared
16 261 (11.43%) Business Intelligence
17 259 (11.34%) T-SQL
18 257 (11.25%) ASP.NET
19 245 (10.73%) Linux
20 232 (10.16%) Oracle Database
21 227 (9.94%) Analytical Skills
22 223 (9.76%) MS Excel
23 218 (9.54%) MVC
24 214 (9.37%) Web Services
25 212 (9.28%) CSS
26 203 (8.89%) SC Cleared
27 197 (8.63%) Data Warehouse
28 182 (7.97%) SQL Server 2008
29 179 (7.84%) ETL
30 167 (7.31%) Scrum

SQL
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, 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
1 146 (6.39%) SharePoint
2 130 (5.69%) IIS
3 83 (3.63%) WebLogic
4 74 (3.24%) SAS
5 66 (2.89%) WebSphere
6 58 (2.54%) MS Exchange
7 54 (2.36%) Apache
8 51 (2.23%) BizTalk Server
9 33 (1.44%) Lync
10 31 (1.36%) SharePoint Server
11 30 (1.31%) SharePoint 2010
12 29 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2013
13 28 (1.23%) Tomcat
14 27 (1.18%) Oracle Workflow
15 26 (1.14%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 25 (1.09%) WebSphere Application Server
16 25 (1.09%) SharePoint 2013
17 21 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2003
18 20 (0.88%) Node.js
19 19 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 223 (9.76%) MS Excel
2 132 (5.78%) MS Office
3 30 (1.31%) MS Visio
4 9 (0.39%) MS PowerPoint
4 9 (0.39%) SPSS
4 9 (0.39%) Spreadsheet
5 7 (0.31%) MS Project
6 4 (0.18%) ArcInfo
6 4 (0.18%) InfoPath
7 3 (0.13%) PowerPivot
8 2 (0.088%) FastStats
8 2 (0.088%) AutoCAD
9 1 (0.044%) DOC1
Business Applications
1 62 (2.71%) Dynamics CRM
2 50 (2.19%) Oracle Applications
3 33 (1.44%) Oracle EBS
4 21 (0.92%) Oracle BPM
5 18 (0.79%) Dynamics AX
6 17 (0.74%) Oracle Receivables
6 17 (0.74%) Oracle EBS R12
7 14 (0.61%) Oracle General Ledger
7 14 (0.61%) Oracle Payables
8 10 (0.44%) Oracle Assets
8 10 (0.44%) Oracle Financials
9 9 (0.39%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 8 (0.35%) BusinessWorks
11 6 (0.26%) TIBCO iProcess
12 5 (0.22%) Agresso
12 5 (0.22%) Oracle Cash Management
13 4 (0.18%) Oracle E-Business Tax
13 4 (0.18%) Oracle 11i
13 4 (0.18%) Staffware
13 4 (0.18%) Misys Midas
Cloud Services
1 37 (1.62%) SaaS
2 27 (1.18%) Microsoft Azure
3 19 (0.83%) Office 365
4 16 (0.70%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (0.13%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (0.13%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (0.088%) Google App Engine
6 2 (0.088%) Force.com
6 2 (0.088%) Amazon ELB
6 2 (0.088%) Route 53
6 2 (0.088%) Amazon SQS
6 2 (0.088%) SuccessFactors
7 1 (0.044%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 128 (5.60%) SAN
2 97 (4.25%) Internet
3 79 (3.46%) Firewall
4 67 (2.93%) TCP/IP
5 61 (2.67%) DNS
6 36 (1.58%) HTTP
7 31 (1.36%) LDAP
8 23 (1.01%) DHCP
9 22 (0.96%) SSL
9 22 (0.96%) 3G
10 21 (0.92%) Radio Access Network
11 20 (0.88%) LTE
12 19 (0.83%) WAN
13 18 (0.79%) NAS
14 17 (0.74%) LAN
15 16 (0.70%) HTTPS
15 16 (0.70%) Intranet
16 15 (0.66%) Wireless
17 14 (0.61%) SMTP
17 14 (0.61%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 641 (28.06%) SQL Server
2 232 (10.16%) Oracle Database
3 197 (8.63%) Data Warehouse
4 182 (7.97%) SQL Server 2008
5 159 (6.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 157 (6.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 132 (5.78%) Relational Database
8 114 (4.99%) Oracle Database 11g
9 94 (4.12%) SQL Server 2012
10 81 (3.55%) SQL Server 2005
11 80 (3.50%) MySQL
12 78 (3.42%) Oracle Database 10g
13 74 (3.24%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 72 (3.15%) Oracle Reports
15 53 (2.32%) SQL Server 2000
16 51 (2.23%) RDBMS
16 51 (2.23%) QlikView
17 49 (2.15%) DB2
18 37 (1.62%) PostgreSQL
19 35 (1.53%) DTS
Development Applications
1 126 (5.52%) Visual Studio
2 99 (4.33%) Team Foundation Server
3 65 (2.85%) Selenium
4 47 (2.06%) Subversion
5 46 (2.01%) QuickTest Pro
6 40 (1.75%) Toad
7 37 (1.62%) Eclipse
8 35 (1.53%) Git (software)
9 31 (1.36%) Oracle APEX
9 31 (1.36%) JIRA
9 31 (1.36%) Ant
10 30 (1.31%) Jenkins
10 30 (1.31%) Maven
11 29 (1.27%) WebDriver
12 28 (1.23%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 26 (1.14%) SpecFlow
14 25 (1.09%) Oracle Forms
15 24 (1.05%) LoadRunner
16 22 (0.96%) SoapUI
17 21 (0.92%) JUnit
General
1 344 (15.06%) Finance
2 146 (6.39%) Telecoms
3 63 (2.76%) Marketing
4 35 (1.53%) Billing
5 32 (1.40%) Banking
6 30 (1.31%) Manufacturing
7 27 (1.18%) Games
8 24 (1.05%) Retail
9 20 (0.88%) Publishing
9 20 (0.88%) Automotive
9 20 (0.88%) Pharmaceutical
10 13 (0.57%) Electronics
11 12 (0.53%) Legal
12 11 (0.48%) Military
13 9 (0.39%) Back Office
14 6 (0.26%) Financial Institution
14 6 (0.26%) Advertising
15 5 (0.22%) General Ledger
16 3 (0.13%) Investment Banking
16 3 (0.13%) Korean Language
Job Titles
1 863 (37.78%) Developer
2 530 (23.20%) Analyst
3 152 (6.65%) .NET Developer
4 146 (6.39%) Consultant
5 133 (5.82%) Test Analyst
6 120 (5.25%) DBA
7 106 (4.64%) SQL Developer
8 104 (4.55%) Architect
9 81 (3.55%) Java Developer
10 80 (3.50%) Tester
10 80 (3.50%) Administrator
11 78 (3.42%) Data Analyst
12 70 (3.06%) Support Analyst
12 70 (3.06%) SQL DBA
13 69 (3.02%) C# Developer
14 64 (2.80%) Oracle Developer
14 64 (2.80%) Web Developer
15 56 (2.45%) Business Analyst
16 53 (2.32%) C# .NET Developer
17 51 (2.23%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 529 (23.16%) .NET
2 359 (15.72%) XML
3 280 (12.26%) HTML
4 257 (11.25%) ASP.NET
5 214 (9.37%) Web Services
6 212 (9.28%) CSS
7 139 (6.09%) jQuery
8 130 (5.69%) WCF
9 118 (5.17%) ASP.NET MVC
10 116 (5.08%) Spring
11 112 (4.90%) REST
12 107 (4.68%) Ajax
13 97 (4.25%) JSON
14 88 (3.85%) SOAP
15 82 (3.59%) .NET Framework
16 74 (3.24%) XSLT
17 66 (2.89%) J2EE
18 56 (2.45%) HTML5
18 56 (2.45%) Middleware
19 55 (2.41%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 227 (9.94%) Analytical Skills
2 68 (2.98%) Clustering
3 62 (2.71%) Mobile App
4 47 (2.06%) Management Information System
5 46 (2.01%) Data Integration
6 43 (1.88%) Computer Science
7 42 (1.84%) NHS
8 37 (1.62%) Enterprise Software
9 36 (1.58%) Replication
10 29 (1.27%) Data Structures
11 28 (1.23%) Visualisation
12 27 (1.18%) Statistics
12 27 (1.18%) N-Tier
12 27 (1.18%) User Experience
13 25 (1.09%) Open Source
14 20 (0.88%) Algorithms
15 19 (0.83%) PKI
15 19 (0.83%) GIS
16 17 (0.74%) iSeries
17 14 (0.61%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 478 (20.93%) Windows
2 270 (11.82%) UNIX
3 245 (10.73%) Linux
4 118 (5.17%) Windows Server 2003
5 115 (5.04%) Windows Server 2008
6 36 (1.58%) Solaris
7 31 (1.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 29 (1.27%) AIX
9 28 (1.23%) Windows Server 2012
10 24 (1.05%) Windows 7
10 24 (1.05%) Oracle Linux
10 24 (1.05%) Windows XP
11 16 (0.70%) Apple iOS
12 14 (0.61%) Windows NT
13 13 (0.57%) Windows 2000
14 9 (0.39%) HPUX
14 9 (0.39%) Android
15 5 (0.22%) SUSE
16 4 (0.18%) Windows 2000 Server
16 4 (0.18%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 384 (16.81%) Agile Software Development
2 261 (11.43%) Business Intelligence
3 218 (9.54%) MVC
4 179 (7.84%) ETL
5 167 (7.31%) Scrum
6 153 (6.70%) CRM
7 146 (6.39%) Migration
8 141 (6.17%) SOA
9 131 (5.74%) ITIL
10 128 (5.60%) TDD
11 111 (4.86%) Performance Tuning
12 91 (3.98%) Unit Testing
13 90 (3.94%) User Acceptance Testing
14 89 (3.90%) Continuous Integration
15 85 (3.72%) Project Management
16 81 (3.55%) OO
17 78 (3.42%) Workflow
17 78 (3.42%) Data Analysis
18 77 (3.37%) Software Engineering
19 75 (3.28%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 455 (19.92%) C#
2 351 (15.37%) Java
3 319 (13.97%) PL/SQL
4 289 (12.65%) JavaScript
5 259 (11.34%) T-SQL
6 97 (4.25%) VB
6 97 (4.25%) VB.NET
7 80 (3.50%) Shell Script
7 80 (3.50%) PowerShell
8 77 (3.37%) Perl
9 68 (2.98%) VBScript
10 53 (2.32%) Python
11 48 (2.10%) C
12 45 (1.97%) C++
13 39 (1.71%) PHP
14 29 (1.27%) VBA
15 27 (1.18%) VB6
16 24 (1.05%) Ruby
17 23 (1.01%) RPG
17 23 (1.01%) RPG IV
Qualifications
1 268 (11.73%) Security Cleared
2 203 (8.89%) SC Cleared
3 102 (4.47%) Degree
4 81 (3.55%) ISEB
5 77 (3.37%) Microsoft Certification
6 56 (2.45%) ISTQB
7 45 (1.97%) DV Cleared
8 44 (1.93%) MCSE
9 29 (1.27%) Cisco Certification
10 27 (1.18%) MCP
11 26 (1.14%) CCNA
12 21 (0.92%) MCTS
13 20 (0.88%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
14 18 (0.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 16 (0.70%) CISSP
16 15 (0.66%) ITIL Certification
17 10 (0.44%) CEH
18 8 (0.35%) PRINCE2 Certification
19 7 (0.31%) CTC Cleared
20 6 (0.26%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 130 (5.69%) QA
2 37 (1.62%) SLA
3 12 (0.53%) Data Quality
3 12 (0.53%) ISO 9001
4 10 (0.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 10 (0.44%) CDISC
5 6 (0.26%) HL7
6 4 (0.18%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.088%) Solvency II
7 2 (0.088%) GxP
8 1 (0.044%) DICOM
8 1 (0.044%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 136 (5.95%) Active Directory
2 58 (2.54%) VMware Infrastructure
3 39 (1.71%) Oracle RAC
4 36 (1.58%) Hyper-V
5 27 (1.18%) Oracle RMAN
6 26 (1.14%) vSphere
7 20 (0.88%) VMware ESX
8 11 (0.48%) ISA Server
8 11 (0.48%) Forefront TMG
8 11 (0.48%) UAG
8 11 (0.48%) XenApp
9 8 (0.35%) XenDesktop
10 7 (0.31%) Terminal Services
10 7 (0.31%) VMware ESXi
11 6 (0.26%) Xen
12 5 (0.22%) Firmware
12 5 (0.22%) OCFS2
12 5 (0.22%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 4 (0.18%) XenServer
13 4 (0.18%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 66 (2.89%) HP Quality Center
2 54 (2.36%) SCCM
3 46 (2.01%) SCOM
4 41 (1.80%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 24 (1.05%) Tivoli
6 22 (0.96%) Data Guard
7 18 (0.79%) Backup Exec
8 17 (0.74%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 17 (0.74%) Oracle Identity Management
8 17 (0.74%) Puppet
9 15 (0.66%) Netcool
9 15 (0.66%) HP SIM
10 14 (0.61%) WMI
11 13 (0.57%) ARCserve
12 10 (0.44%) McAfee ePO
12 10 (0.44%) Nessus
13 7 (0.31%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 7 (0.31%) Vagrant
14 6 (0.26%) Cobbler
14 6 (0.26%) Netcool/OMNIbus
Vendors
1 694 (30.39%) Oracle
2 401 (17.56%) Microsoft
3 138 (6.04%) VMware
4 97 (4.25%) HP
5 81 (3.55%) IBM
6 74 (3.24%) Business Objects
7 69 (3.02%) Citrix
8 66 (2.89%) SAP
9 59 (2.58%) Informatica
10 51 (2.23%) Google
11 44 (1.93%) Twitter
12 40 (1.75%) Facebook
13 39 (1.71%) Cognos
14 35 (1.53%) Cisco
14 35 (1.53%) Red Hat
15 31 (1.36%) EMC
16 28 (1.23%) Teradata
17 25 (1.09%) Salesforce.com
18 23 (1.01%) NetApp
18 23 (1.01%) JBoss
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