The table below looks at the statistics for SQL skills in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SQL over the 3 months to 30 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
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Structured Query Language (SQL)
Rank 5 7 5
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -2
Contract jobs citing SQL 524 441 300
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 16.36% 14.42% 14.06%
As % of the Programming Languages category 40.84% 38.55% 42.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 389 306 193
Average daily rate
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£350 £330 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 15 14
Average hourly rate £30.00 £33.84 £36.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.34% -7.91%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.07 £20.06 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.75 £52.20 £109.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.13 £25.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -9.09%
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 West region.

Programming Languages Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
1283 1144 706
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 40.07% 37.41% 33.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 860 755 443
Average daily rate £375 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.42% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 87 48 43
Average hourly rate £38.77 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.77% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.03 £20.06 £12.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.75 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.85% -

SQL
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SQL across the South West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

SQL Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

SQL
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SQL across the South West region.

SQL Daily Rate Trend in the South West

SQL
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SQL across the South West region over the 3 months to 30 July 2015.

SQL Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

SQL
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SQL across the South West region.

SQL Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

SQL
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SQL across the South West region over the 3 months to 30 July 2015.

SQL Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

SQL
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 30 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
Bristol -1 127 £326 -6.78% 104
Gloucestershire +3 104 £375 -2.28% 33
Somerset +3 88 £350 +7.69% 38
Wiltshire +7 83 £338 +9.93% 39
Devon +3 36 £309 +5.10% 24
Dorset -3 25 £325 -17.19% 45
Cornwall +4 1 £325 +74.49% 3
SQL
England

SQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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.

1 325 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 256 (26.26%) .NET
3 225 (23.08%) Oracle
4 212 (21.74%) C#
5 189 (19.38%) Business Intelligence
6 188 (19.28%) Microsoft
7 187 (19.18%) Agile Software Development
8 186 (19.08%) Finance
9 173 (17.74%) HTML
10 164 (16.82%) Java
11 156 (16.00%) Data Warehouse
12 153 (15.69%) ASP.NET
13 151 (15.49%) Security Cleared
14 149 (15.28%) JavaScript
15 143 (14.67%) Windows
16 140 (14.36%) T-SQL
17 134 (13.74%) CSS
18 131 (13.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
19 126 (12.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
20 123 (12.62%) PL/SQL
21 111 (11.38%) Migration
22 100 (10.26%) Scrum
23 98 (10.05%) MVC
24 93 (9.54%) Analytical Skills
25 92 (9.44%) Web Services
25 92 (9.44%) ETL
26 86 (8.82%) Oracle Database
27 85 (8.72%) MS Excel
28 81 (8.31%) XML
29 78 (8.00%) SC Cleared

SQL
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 55 (5.64%) SharePoint
2 52 (5.33%) IIS
3 41 (4.21%) Tomcat
4 37 (3.79%) SAS
4 37 (3.79%) Apache
5 26 (2.67%) BizTalk Server
6 24 (2.46%) JBoss
7 13 (1.33%) WebLogic
7 13 (1.33%) MS Exchange
8 11 (1.13%) Umbraco
8 11 (1.13%) K2 blackpearl
9 10 (1.03%) SharePoint 2013
9 10 (1.03%) Mule
10 9 (0.92%) CMS
11 8 (0.82%) IBM Notes
11 8 (0.82%) Liferay
12 7 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2010
13 5 (0.51%) Confluence
13 5 (0.51%) SharePoint 2010
13 5 (0.51%) ATG Dynamo
Applications
1 85 (8.72%) MS Excel
2 18 (1.85%) MS Office
3 10 (1.03%) PowerPivot
4 9 (0.92%) MS Project
5 6 (0.62%) MS PowerPoint
6 5 (0.51%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.31%) SPSS
8 1 (0.10%) Fireworks
8 1 (0.10%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 23 (2.36%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 9 (0.92%) Summit
3 8 (0.82%) Oracle Applications
4 6 (0.62%) Oracle EBS
5 5 (0.51%) Agresso
6 4 (0.41%) Dynamics AX
7 3 (0.31%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 2 (0.21%) SAP HCM
8 2 (0.21%) Oracle EBS R12
9 1 (0.10%) Sage 200
9 1 (0.10%) Hyperion Planning
9 1 (0.10%) Oracle General Ledger
9 1 (0.10%) SAP Business One
9 1 (0.10%) Oracle Payroll
9 1 (0.10%) Maximo
9 1 (0.10%) Pegasus Opera
9 1 (0.10%) Oracle HRMS
Cloud Services
1 19 (1.95%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (1.13%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (0.51%) SaaS
4 3 (0.31%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (0.21%) SuccessFactors
5 2 (0.21%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 1 (0.10%) Sage Pay
6 1 (0.10%) Google Analytics
6 1 (0.10%) PaaS
6 1 (0.10%) Office 365
6 1 (0.10%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (2.15%) Firewall
2 16 (1.64%) Internet
3 15 (1.54%) DNS
4 14 (1.44%) SAN
5 13 (1.33%) TCP/IP
6 12 (1.23%) HTTP
7 10 (1.03%) LAN
8 8 (0.82%) VPN
8 8 (0.82%) Network Security
9 7 (0.72%) WAN
10 6 (0.62%) NAS
11 5 (0.51%) DHCP
12 4 (0.41%) Ethernet
12 4 (0.41%) VoIP
13 3 (0.31%) LDAP
13 3 (0.31%) Intranet
13 3 (0.31%) Fibre Channel
14 2 (0.21%) Wireless
14 2 (0.21%) IPsec
14 2 (0.21%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 325 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 156 (16.00%) Data Warehouse
3 131 (13.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 126 (12.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 86 (8.82%) Oracle Database
6 73 (7.49%) SQL Server 2008
7 64 (6.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 61 (6.26%) BusinessObjects
9 49 (5.03%) MySQL
10 40 (4.10%) SQL Server 2012
11 39 (4.00%) Relational Database
12 38 (3.90%) Oracle Database 11g
13 35 (3.59%) Oracle Database 10g
14 31 (3.18%) SQL Server 2005
15 28 (2.87%) MS Access
16 26 (2.67%) MongoDB
17 25 (2.56%) Oracle Reports
18 20 (2.05%) PostgreSQL
18 20 (2.05%) BusinessObjects XI
18 20 (2.05%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 57 (5.85%) Team Foundation Server
2 36 (3.69%) Visual Studio
3 34 (3.49%) Oracle Forms
4 24 (2.46%) JIRA
4 24 (2.46%) Selenium
5 22 (2.26%) Jenkins
6 19 (1.95%) Eclipse
7 17 (1.74%) Oracle APEX
7 17 (1.74%) NUnit
8 16 (1.64%) Git (software)
9 15 (1.54%) JUnit
10 14 (1.44%) Maven
11 12 (1.23%) Subversion
11 12 (1.23%) Talend Open Studio
11 12 (1.23%) SoapUI
12 11 (1.13%) MSTest
12 11 (1.13%) Toad
13 10 (1.03%) WebDriver
13 10 (1.03%) Cucumber
14 9 (0.92%) JBehave
General
1 186 (19.08%) Finance
2 57 (5.85%) Banking
3 34 (3.49%) Retail
4 32 (3.28%) Marketing
5 31 (3.18%) Telecoms
6 29 (2.97%) Manufacturing
7 23 (2.36%) Electronics
8 17 (1.74%) Back Office
9 9 (0.92%) Investment Banking
9 9 (0.92%) Military
10 7 (0.72%) Retail Banking
10 7 (0.72%) Financial Institution
11 4 (0.41%) Legal
11 4 (0.41%) Advertising
12 2 (0.21%) Billing
12 2 (0.21%) Law
13 1 (0.10%) Aerospace
13 1 (0.10%) Publishing
13 1 (0.10%) General Ledger
13 1 (0.10%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 507 (52.00%) Developer
2 183 (18.77%) Analyst
3 141 (14.46%) SQL Developer
4 139 (14.26%) .NET Developer
5 61 (6.26%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 60 (6.15%) Java Developer
7 57 (5.85%) DBA
8 54 (5.54%) Oracle Developer
9 46 (4.72%) Data Analyst
10 38 (3.90%) Business Analyst
11 37 (3.79%) C# Developer
11 37 (3.79%) SQL DBA
12 34 (3.49%) Consultant
13 33 (3.38%) Test Analyst
14 32 (3.28%) Software Engineer
15 28 (2.87%) C# .NET Developer
16 27 (2.77%) Senior Developer
17 26 (2.67%) ASP.NET Developer
18 24 (2.46%) Architect
19 23 (2.36%) Business Intelligence Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 256 (26.26%) .NET
2 173 (17.74%) HTML
3 153 (15.69%) ASP.NET
4 134 (13.74%) CSS
5 92 (9.44%) Web Services
6 81 (8.31%) XML
7 72 (7.38%) .NET Framework
8 48 (4.92%) jQuery
8 48 (4.92%) ASP.NET MVC
9 44 (4.51%) SOAP
10 34 (3.49%) Hibernate
11 33 (3.38%) J2EE
11 33 (3.38%) REST
12 31 (3.18%) JSP
13 26 (2.67%) WCF
14 25 (2.56%) WPF
15 23 (2.36%) Spring
15 23 (2.36%) ASP.NET Web API
16 22 (2.26%) Entity Framework
16 22 (2.26%) JPA
Miscellaneous
1 93 (9.54%) Analytical Skills
2 61 (6.26%) NHS
3 28 (2.87%) Management Information System
4 23 (2.36%) DTV
5 16 (1.64%) Mathematics
6 15 (1.54%) Data Extraction
7 12 (1.23%) Data Integration
7 12 (1.23%) Data Centre
8 10 (1.03%) Visualisation
9 7 (0.72%) Enterprise Software
9 7 (0.72%) User Experience
9 7 (0.72%) Statistics
9 7 (0.72%) Replication
9 7 (0.72%) Clustering
10 6 (0.62%) Client/Server
10 6 (0.62%) Data Structures
11 5 (0.51%) Mobile Banking
11 5 (0.51%) Data Protection Act
12 4 (0.41%) AS400
12 4 (0.41%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 143 (14.67%) Windows
2 68 (6.97%) Linux
3 52 (5.33%) UNIX
4 44 (4.51%) Windows Server 2003
5 36 (3.69%) Windows Server 2008
6 32 (3.28%) Windows Server 2012
7 23 (2.36%) Windows 7
8 22 (2.26%) Windows XP
9 15 (1.54%) Solaris
10 9 (0.92%) SUSE
11 7 (0.72%) NetWare
11 7 (0.72%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 6 (0.62%) Windows 8
12 6 (0.62%) CentOS
12 6 (0.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 4 (0.41%) Fedora
14 3 (0.31%) AIX
15 2 (0.21%) Ubuntu
15 2 (0.21%) Debian
15 2 (0.21%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 189 (19.38%) Business Intelligence
2 187 (19.18%) Agile Software Development
3 111 (11.38%) Migration
4 100 (10.26%) Scrum
5 98 (10.05%) MVC
6 92 (9.44%) ETL
7 64 (6.56%) Software Engineering
8 56 (5.74%) Unit Testing
8 56 (5.74%) Data Migration
9 55 (5.64%) Data Analysis
10 50 (5.13%) TDD
11 47 (4.82%) Web Development
12 45 (4.62%) ITIL
13 44 (4.51%) Stakeholder Management
14 43 (4.41%) OO
14 43 (4.41%) Data Modelling
14 43 (4.41%) Performance Tuning
15 39 (4.00%) BDD
16 36 (3.69%) E-Commerce
17 32 (3.28%) UML
Programming Languages
1 212 (21.74%) C#
2 164 (16.82%) Java
3 149 (15.28%) JavaScript
4 140 (14.36%) T-SQL
5 123 (12.62%) PL/SQL
6 63 (6.46%) C++
7 49 (5.03%) VB.NET
8 39 (4.00%) VBA
9 35 (3.59%) VB
9 35 (3.59%) Python
10 29 (2.97%) PowerShell
11 22 (2.26%) Shell Script
12 19 (1.95%) Perl
13 17 (1.74%) VBScript
13 17 (1.74%) VB6
14 16 (1.64%) Ruby
15 14 (1.44%) C
16 11 (1.13%) PHP
17 10 (1.03%) Bash Shell
18 8 (0.82%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 151 (15.49%) Security Cleared
2 78 (8.00%) SC Cleared
3 64 (6.56%) DV Cleared
4 35 (3.59%) Degree
5 34 (3.49%) ISEB
6 15 (1.54%) ISTQB
7 12 (1.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 9 (0.92%) Microsoft Certification
9 7 (0.72%) Oracle Certification
10 6 (0.62%) ITIL Certification
11 5 (0.51%) HND
11 5 (0.51%) MCSE
12 4 (0.41%) HNC
12 4 (0.41%) BC Cleared
13 3 (0.31%) MCTS
13 3 (0.31%) MCITP
13 3 (0.31%) MCSA
14 2 (0.21%) CISSP
14 2 (0.21%) ACCA
14 2 (0.21%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (1.95%) QA
2 16 (1.64%) SLA
3 11 (1.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 10 (1.03%) ISO 9001
5 9 (0.92%) ISO 14001
6 8 (0.82%) HL7
7 7 (0.72%) Data Quality
8 6 (0.62%) PCI DSS
9 3 (0.31%) Basel II
10 2 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 1 (0.10%) FATCA
11 1 (0.10%) COREP
11 1 (0.10%) FINREP
System Software
1 49 (5.03%) Active Directory
2 13 (1.33%) VMware Workstation
3 7 (0.72%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (0.51%) vSphere
5 4 (0.41%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 4 (0.41%) ISA Server
6 3 (0.31%) Firmware
6 3 (0.31%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.21%) Postfix
7 2 (0.21%) Samba
7 2 (0.21%) Oracle RAC
7 2 (0.21%) XenServer
7 2 (0.21%) iptables
7 2 (0.21%) NFS
8 1 (0.10%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.10%) SRDF
8 1 (0.10%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.10%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.10%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 19 (1.95%) Puppet
2 15 (1.54%) SCCM
2 15 (1.54%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 10 (1.03%) Opscode Chef
4 9 (0.92%) HP Quality Center
5 7 (0.72%) ZENworks
6 6 (0.62%) Vagrant
7 5 (0.51%) SCOM
8 4 (0.41%) Backup Exec
8 4 (0.41%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 4 (0.41%) Ansible
9 3 (0.31%) Oracle RMAN
9 3 (0.31%) ZABBIX
10 2 (0.21%) ARCserve
10 2 (0.21%) Salt
10 2 (0.21%) SCOrch
11 1 (0.10%) SCSM
11 1 (0.10%) CA Spectrum
11 1 (0.10%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 1 (0.10%) logstash
Vendors
1 225 (23.08%) Oracle
2 188 (19.28%) Microsoft
3 40 (4.10%) VMware
4 39 (4.00%) SAP
5 27 (2.77%) Teradata
6 21 (2.15%) Red Hat
7 17 (1.74%) Citrix
8 13 (1.33%) McAfee
8 13 (1.33%) OpenText
9 12 (1.23%) Talend
9 12 (1.23%) Tableau
10 11 (1.13%) HP
11 10 (1.03%) Cisco
12 8 (0.82%) Cerner
12 8 (0.82%) Lotus
13 7 (0.72%) ESRI
13 7 (0.72%) Novell
13 7 (0.72%) Actuate
14 6 (0.62%) Cognos
14 6 (0.62%) Informatica
Gloucestershire
LA International
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 9 hours ago
Gloucestershire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
Bath, Avon
Venturi
Rate: V.Good Day Rates
Posted: 10 hours ago
Bristol Area
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £330 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Interaction Recruitment PLC
Rate: £500 per day + .
Posted: 11 hours ago
South West
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Rate: £250 - £300 Per Day
Posted: 15 hours ago
South West
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Rate: £150 - £200 Per Day
Posted: 16 hours ago
South West
Ideal Training
Rate: Excellent Daily Rate Negotiable
Posted: 16 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
TEKsystems
Rate: £200 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Exeter, Devon
Circle Recruitment
Rate: £300 - £375 per day
Posted: Yesterday
South West
Hudson IT
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Exeter, Devon
Network Compucare Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Wiltshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
South West
Initi8 Recruitment
Rate: £350 Per Day
Posted: 2 days ago
South West
Initi8 Recruitment
Rate: £500 - £560 Per Day
Posted: 2 days ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
Austin Fraser
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol Area
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Somerset
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 - £325 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Reed Technology
Rate: £290 - £300 per day
Posted: 6 days ago