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 31 July 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
31 Jul 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 1281 1128 1199
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 13.44% 12.26% 14.15%
As % of the Programming Languages category 38.51% 38.38% 41.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 810 660 594
Average daily rate
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£350 £340 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £458 £450 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 31 67
Average hourly rate £23.75 £20.50 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.85% -21.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £13.00 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.75 £35.00 £37.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.13 £25.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -5.66%
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
3326 2939 2890
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 34.89% 31.96% 34.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 2109 1613 1470
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.42% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 84 97 153
Average hourly rate £40.00 £36.57 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% -2.48%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.50 £14.75 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.74 £50.20 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 31 July 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 +1 265 £340 -2.85% 97
Surrey +2 255 £355 +9.23% 106
Berkshire 0 223 £350 -3.44% 98
Buckinghamshire -3 141 £338 +12.40% 54
Oxfordshire +2 130 £405 +27.55% 47
West Sussex +7 100 £350 +20.68% 23
East Sussex -1 68 £363 +38.09% 27
Kent -12 41 £325 +18.18% 30
Middlesex +11 32 £350 - 2
Sussex +4 3 £375 -5.06% 1
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 31 July 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.

1 729 (28.77%) SQL Server
2 672 (26.52%) Oracle
3 597 (23.56%) Microsoft
4 498 (19.65%) Windows
5 495 (19.53%) .NET
6 433 (17.09%) C#
7 421 (16.61%) Agile Software Development
8 408 (16.10%) XML
9 380 (15.00%) Java
10 378 (14.92%) Finance
11 367 (14.48%) JavaScript
12 355 (14.01%) UNIX
13 339 (13.38%) Security Cleared
14 337 (13.30%) HTML
15 312 (12.31%) PL/SQL
16 307 (12.12%) T-SQL
17 304 (12.00%) Business Intelligence
18 302 (11.92%) MS Excel
19 269 (10.62%) CSS
20 268 (10.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
21 265 (10.46%) Linux
22 262 (10.34%) ASP.NET
23 261 (10.30%) Migration
23 261 (10.30%) VMware
24 258 (10.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
25 250 (9.87%) Data Warehouse
26 244 (9.63%) SC Cleared
27 212 (8.37%) Oracle Database
28 209 (8.25%) Active Directory
29 208 (8.21%) ETL

SQL
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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
1 155 (6.12%) SharePoint
2 137 (5.41%) IIS
3 93 (3.67%) MS Exchange
4 74 (2.92%) Apache
4 74 (2.92%) WebLogic
5 65 (2.57%) Tomcat
6 58 (2.29%) BizTalk Server
7 51 (2.01%) CMS
8 48 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2010
9 44 (1.74%) WebSphere
10 38 (1.50%) SAS
10 38 (1.50%) JBoss
11 32 (1.26%) SharePoint 2013
12 27 (1.07%) Exchange Server 2007
13 23 (0.91%) Lync
14 19 (0.75%) Drupal
15 16 (0.63%) Confluence
16 15 (0.59%) SharePoint 2010
16 15 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2013
17 14 (0.55%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 302 (11.92%) MS Excel
2 173 (6.83%) MS Office
3 33 (1.30%) MS PowerPoint
4 32 (1.26%) MS Project
5 17 (0.67%) MS Visio
6 14 (0.55%) PowerPivot
7 10 (0.39%) SPSS
8 6 (0.24%) Photoshop
9 5 (0.20%) InfoPath
9 5 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
10 3 (0.12%) GIMP
11 2 (0.079%) Siemens NX
12 1 (0.039%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 53 (2.09%) Dynamics CRM
2 31 (1.22%) Oracle EBS
3 27 (1.07%) Oracle EBS R12
4 23 (0.91%) Oracle Applications
5 15 (0.59%) BusinessWorks
6 14 (0.55%) Dynamics AX
7 13 (0.51%) Remedy ITSM
8 11 (0.43%) Oracle BPM
9 10 (0.39%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 10 (0.39%) Oracle General Ledger
9 10 (0.39%) Oracle Payables
10 7 (0.28%) Oracle Assets
10 7 (0.28%) Magento
11 6 (0.24%) Oracle Receivables
11 6 (0.24%) Oracle Cash Management
12 5 (0.20%) Adobe Campaign
12 5 (0.20%) Oracle Internet Expenses
12 5 (0.20%) PeopleSoft Financials
12 5 (0.20%) Oracle ERP
13 4 (0.16%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 72 (2.84%) Microsoft Azure
2 43 (1.70%) Amazon AWS
3 29 (1.14%) SaaS
4 19 (0.75%) PaaS
5 17 (0.67%) Office 365
5 17 (0.67%) IaaS
6 7 (0.28%) Boomi
7 6 (0.24%) Google Analytics
7 6 (0.24%) Amazon SQS
7 6 (0.24%) Amazon S3
8 4 (0.16%) Yammer
8 4 (0.16%) GitHub
9 3 (0.12%) Adobe Analytics
9 3 (0.12%) Cloud Computing
9 3 (0.12%) Amazon EC2
9 3 (0.12%) Azure Active Directory
10 2 (0.079%) Amazon EMR
10 2 (0.079%) SuccessFactors
11 1 (0.039%) AWS CloudFormation
11 1 (0.039%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 92 (3.63%) DNS
2 90 (3.55%) SAN
3 81 (3.20%) TCP/IP
4 66 (2.60%) Firewall
5 55 (2.17%) DHCP
6 44 (1.74%) Internet
7 42 (1.66%) LAN
8 36 (1.42%) NAS
9 30 (1.18%) LDAP
10 28 (1.10%) WAN
10 28 (1.10%) Intranet
10 28 (1.10%) VLAN
11 27 (1.07%) VPN
12 26 (1.03%) Radio Access Network
13 25 (0.99%) HTTP
13 25 (0.99%) Fibre Channel
14 19 (0.75%) LTE
14 19 (0.75%) 3G
15 16 (0.63%) FTP
15 16 (0.63%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 729 (28.77%) SQL Server
2 268 (10.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 258 (10.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 250 (9.87%) Data Warehouse
5 212 (8.37%) Oracle Database
6 167 (6.59%) SQL Server 2008
7 158 (6.24%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 156 (6.16%) Relational Database
9 135 (5.33%) SQL Server 2012
10 122 (4.81%) MySQL
11 104 (4.10%) Oracle Database 11g
12 90 (3.55%) BusinessObjects
13 79 (3.12%) DB2
14 74 (2.92%) Oracle Database 10g
15 69 (2.72%) RDBMS
16 62 (2.45%) Oracle Reports
16 62 (2.45%) MS Access
17 61 (2.41%) QlikView
18 48 (1.89%) SQL Server 2005
19 43 (1.70%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 127 (5.01%) Visual Studio
2 113 (4.46%) Team Foundation Server
3 90 (3.55%) Git (software)
4 76 (3.00%) SoapUI
5 75 (2.96%) Subversion
6 68 (2.68%) Jenkins
7 66 (2.60%) Selenium
8 56 (2.21%) Maven
9 49 (1.93%) Oracle Forms
10 46 (1.82%) JIRA
11 40 (1.58%) JUnit
12 32 (1.26%) Eclipse
13 27 (1.07%) HP UFT
14 26 (1.03%) Ant
15 25 (0.99%) Toad
16 24 (0.95%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
17 23 (0.91%) WebDriver
18 20 (0.79%) LoadRunner
19 19 (0.75%) MSBuild
20 17 (0.67%) TeamCity
General
1 378 (14.92%) Finance
2 173 (6.83%) Telecoms
3 85 (3.35%) Banking
4 54 (2.13%) Retail
5 47 (1.85%) Marketing
6 27 (1.07%) Games
7 25 (0.99%) Billing
8 22 (0.87%) Back Office
9 18 (0.71%) Publishing
10 17 (0.67%) Manufacturing
11 16 (0.63%) Electronics
12 12 (0.47%) Automotive
12 12 (0.47%) Legal
13 10 (0.39%) Military
14 8 (0.32%) Advertising
14 8 (0.32%) Pharmaceutical
15 6 (0.24%) Financial Institution
15 6 (0.24%) German Language
16 5 (0.20%) Investment Banking
17 4 (0.16%) Law
Job Titles
1 980 (38.67%) Developer
2 620 (24.47%) Analyst
3 166 (6.55%) .NET Developer
4 150 (5.92%) Test Analyst
5 147 (5.80%) SQL Developer
6 142 (5.60%) Data Analyst
7 137 (5.41%) DBA
8 128 (5.05%) Architect
9 119 (4.70%) C# Developer
10 112 (4.42%) Consultant
11 108 (4.26%) Administrator
12 104 (4.10%) Java Developer
13 99 (3.91%) SQL DBA
14 78 (3.08%) Business Intelligence Developer
15 77 (3.04%) C# .NET Developer
16 69 (2.72%) Oracle Developer
17 68 (2.68%) Business Analyst
18 67 (2.64%) Support Analyst
19 65 (2.57%) Senior Developer
20 61 (2.41%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 495 (19.53%) .NET
2 408 (16.10%) XML
3 337 (13.30%) HTML
4 269 (10.62%) CSS
5 262 (10.34%) ASP.NET
6 195 (7.70%) Web Services
7 188 (7.42%) jQuery
8 121 (4.78%) SOAP
9 101 (3.99%) WCF
10 98 (3.87%) .NET Framework
11 83 (3.28%) Spring
12 82 (3.24%) AngularJS
13 76 (3.00%) ASP.NET MVC
14 74 (2.92%) HTML5
15 68 (2.68%) J2EE
16 67 (2.64%) Ajax
17 60 (2.37%) RESTful
18 59 (2.33%) JSON
19 56 (2.21%) REST
20 52 (2.05%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 195 (7.70%) Analytical Skills
2 80 (3.16%) Clustering
3 77 (3.04%) Data Centre
4 71 (2.80%) NHS
5 67 (2.64%) Management Information System
6 56 (2.21%) Client/Server
7 48 (1.89%) Computer Science
8 46 (1.82%) Replication
9 40 (1.58%) Data Structures
10 38 (1.50%) Enterprise Software
11 34 (1.34%) Data Integration
12 30 (1.18%) CMDB
13 26 (1.03%) Data Extraction
13 26 (1.03%) Visualisation
14 23 (0.91%) Statistics
15 21 (0.83%) User Experience
16 20 (0.79%) Mobile App
17 17 (0.67%) N-Tier
18 14 (0.55%) FlexPod
19 12 (0.47%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 498 (19.65%) Windows
2 355 (14.01%) UNIX
3 265 (10.46%) Linux
4 202 (7.97%) Windows Server 2008
5 125 (4.93%) Windows Server 2012
6 104 (4.10%) Windows Server 2003
7 57 (2.25%) Windows 7
8 51 (2.01%) Solaris
9 48 (1.89%) AIX
10 25 (0.99%) Windows XP
11 24 (0.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 21 (0.83%) Android
12 21 (0.83%) HPUX
13 17 (0.67%) Windows 2000
13 17 (0.67%) Windows 8
14 16 (0.63%) Apple iOS
15 9 (0.36%) Ubuntu
15 9 (0.36%) Windows Vista
16 7 (0.28%) Oracle Linux
17 6 (0.24%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 421 (16.61%) Agile Software Development
2 304 (12.00%) Business Intelligence
3 261 (10.30%) Migration
4 208 (8.21%) ETL
5 207 (8.17%) MVC
6 205 (8.09%) ITIL
7 153 (6.04%) Scrum
8 148 (5.84%) Data Modelling
9 134 (5.29%) TDD
9 134 (5.29%) Data Analysis
10 125 (4.93%) Data Migration
11 124 (4.89%) Performance Tuning
12 116 (4.58%) Project Management
13 114 (4.50%) E-Commerce
14 112 (4.42%) Web Development
15 109 (4.30%) Test Scripting
16 107 (4.22%) Unit Testing
17 106 (4.18%) OO
18 104 (4.10%) SDLC
19 100 (3.95%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 433 (17.09%) C#
2 380 (15.00%) Java
3 367 (14.48%) JavaScript
4 312 (12.31%) PL/SQL
5 307 (12.12%) T-SQL
6 150 (5.92%) Perl
7 130 (5.13%) PowerShell
8 106 (4.18%) Shell Script
9 93 (3.67%) PHP
10 77 (3.04%) C++
11 73 (2.88%) Python
12 71 (2.80%) VB
13 65 (2.57%) VBA
14 58 (2.29%) VB.NET
15 55 (2.17%) VBScript
16 49 (1.93%) C
17 31 (1.22%) Bash Shell
18 26 (1.03%) Korn
19 19 (0.75%) XPath
20 14 (0.55%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
Qualifications
1 339 (13.38%) Security Cleared
2 244 (9.63%) SC Cleared
3 136 (5.37%) Degree
4 75 (2.96%) ISEB
4 75 (2.96%) Microsoft Certification
5 68 (2.68%) ISTQB
6 58 (2.29%) DV Cleared
7 40 (1.58%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 30 (1.18%) MCSE
9 27 (1.07%) Cisco Certification
10 22 (0.87%) MCTS
11 19 (0.75%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 18 (0.71%) CCNA
13 17 (0.67%) CISSP
14 15 (0.59%) CCNP
14 15 (0.59%) HND
15 14 (0.55%) MCSA
15 14 (0.55%) MCITP
16 12 (0.47%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 12 (0.47%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 65 (2.57%) QA
2 46 (1.82%) SLA
3 35 (1.38%) Data Quality
4 10 (0.39%) PCI DSS
5 7 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 4 (0.16%) GxP
6 4 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 4 (0.16%) 21 CFR Part 11
7 3 (0.12%) GAMP
7 3 (0.12%) Solvency II
7 3 (0.12%) HL7
8 2 (0.079%) COBIT
8 2 (0.079%) Basel II
8 2 (0.079%) ISO 8583
9 1 (0.039%) GCP
9 1 (0.039%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.039%) Basel III
System Software
1 209 (8.25%) Active Directory
2 159 (6.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 75 (2.96%) Hyper-V
4 61 (2.41%) vSphere
5 32 (1.26%) VMware ESX
6 19 (0.75%) VMware ESXi
7 18 (0.71%) XenApp
8 15 (0.59%) Oracle RAC
9 14 (0.55%) vCloud
10 12 (0.47%) Forefront TMG
11 11 (0.43%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 8 (0.32%) XenDesktop
13 6 (0.24%) DFS Replication
14 5 (0.20%) Veritas Cluster Server
14 5 (0.20%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 5 (0.20%) NFS
15 4 (0.16%) VMware Server
15 4 (0.16%) XenServer
15 4 (0.16%) Veritas File System
15 4 (0.16%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 116 (4.58%) HP Quality Center
2 81 (3.20%) SCCM
3 46 (1.82%) SCOM
4 24 (0.95%) Oracle RMAN
4 24 (0.95%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 21 (0.83%) vMotion
6 20 (0.79%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 18 (0.71%) Tivoli
7 18 (0.71%) OVSD
8 17 (0.67%) Puppet
9 16 (0.63%) Opscode Chef
9 16 (0.63%) Control-M
10 12 (0.47%) Nagios
10 12 (0.47%) NetBackup
10 12 (0.47%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 12 (0.47%) Ansible
11 11 (0.43%) ARCserve
12 10 (0.39%) McAfee ePO
12 10 (0.39%) Oracle Identity Management
13 9 (0.36%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 672 (26.52%) Oracle
2 597 (23.56%) Microsoft
3 261 (10.30%) VMware
4 185 (7.30%) HP
5 79 (3.12%) Citrix
6 68 (2.68%) SAP
7 62 (2.45%) Cisco
8 59 (2.33%) Informatica
9 56 (2.21%) IBM
10 43 (1.70%) CA
11 41 (1.62%) BMC
12 36 (1.42%) Dell
13 31 (1.22%) Cognos
13 31 (1.22%) Red Hat
13 31 (1.22%) ServiceNow
14 27 (1.07%) NetApp
15 25 (0.99%) McAfee
16 24 (0.95%) Tableau
17 22 (0.87%) Salesforce.com
17 22 (0.87%) Veritas
Hampshire
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
Intelligent Recruitment
Rate: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum 6 Month Fixed Term Contract with opt
Posted: Yesterday
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: From £40,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Connectus
Rate: £300 - £340 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
South East
Vivid Resourcing Ltd
Rate: 350
Posted: 3 days ago
South East
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd.
Rate: Market related
Posted: 3 days ago
South East
Vivid Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £1 - 400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Didcot, Oxfordshire
Circle Recruitment
Rate: £120 - £150 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Hampshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Rate: £40 - £45 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £220 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Redhill, Surrey
KPRS Limited
Rate: Top Market
Posted: 3 days ago
Horsham, West Sussex
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Rate: From £30,000 to £38,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Salt
Rate: £100 - £400 per day + ***NEGOTIABLE BASED ON EXPERIENCE***
Posted: 4 days ago
Buckinghamshire
Michael Bailey Associates
Rate: Market rate
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
X4 Group
Rate: £450 - 500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Posted: 4 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Surrey
Intapeople
Rate: £280 - £300 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Kent
Proactive Appointments
Rate: From £200 to £255 per day
Posted: 5 days ago