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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Structured Query Language (SQL)
Rank 6 5 5
Rank change year-on-year
-1 0
Contract jobs citing SQL 423 303 489
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 13.60% 13.58% 15.43%
As % of the Programming Languages category 37.53% 39.30% 43.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 289 195 278
Average daily rate
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£350 £338 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% +1.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £254
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £440 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 21 22
Average hourly rate £30.00 £32.50 £26.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% +23.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.06 £8.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.60 £55.00 £47.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £25.88 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-3.38% +3.50%
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
1127 771 1127
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 36.24% 34.54% 35.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 717 473 592
Average daily rate £350 £326 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.36% -1.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £250 £232
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £443
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 55 100
Average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £37.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -8.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.25 £12.75 £25.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £45.00 £49.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%

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 20 August 2014.

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 20 August 2014.

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 20 August 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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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 +4 118 £350 - 80
Somerset +1 87 £325 +2.04% 23
Gloucestershire -3 64 £405 +15.71% 42
Wiltshire -10 54 £275 -24.65% 52
Dorset 0 41 £375 +4.16% 39
Devon -7 36 £370 +7.63% 11
Cornwall - 1 £275 - 1
Avon - - - -
SQL
England

SQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, 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.

1 263 (30.72%) SQL Server
2 249 (29.09%) .NET
3 233 (27.22%) C#
4 206 (24.07%) Finance
5 178 (20.79%) Oracle
6 166 (19.39%) Security Cleared
7 157 (18.34%) T-SQL
8 147 (17.17%) ASP.NET
9 137 (16.00%) SC Cleared
10 134 (15.65%) Scrum
11 122 (14.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 118 (13.79%) Business Intelligence
13 115 (13.43%) SQL Server 2008
14 110 (12.85%) Java
15 104 (12.15%) JavaScript
15 104 (12.15%) Microsoft
16 99 (11.57%) HTML
17 95 (11.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 92 (10.75%) Data Warehouse
19 91 (10.63%) PL/SQL
20 89 (10.40%) XML
20 89 (10.40%) MS Excel
21 84 (9.81%) CSS
22 83 (9.70%) Unit Testing
23 81 (9.46%) Migration
24 78 (9.11%) Oracle Database
25 77 (9.00%) ASP.NET MVC
26 76 (8.88%) ETL
27 74 (8.64%) MVC
28 70 (8.18%) Banking

SQL
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, 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 48 (5.61%) SharePoint
2 36 (4.21%) Apache
3 33 (3.86%) SAS
4 31 (3.62%) Tomcat
5 17 (1.99%) K2 blackpearl
6 16 (1.87%) WebLogic
7 14 (1.64%) Confluence
8 13 (1.52%) SharePoint 2013
8 13 (1.52%) SharePoint 2010
8 13 (1.52%) MediaWiki
8 13 (1.52%) nginx
9 10 (1.17%) IIS
9 10 (1.17%) WebSphere
10 9 (1.05%) BizTalk Server
11 8 (0.93%) Oracle Service Bus
12 7 (0.82%) MS Exchange
12 7 (0.82%) Oracle Workflow
13 6 (0.70%) WebSphere Application Server
14 5 (0.58%) CMS
15 4 (0.47%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 89 (10.40%) MS Excel
2 31 (3.62%) MS Office
3 15 (1.75%) MS Visio
4 14 (1.64%) MS PowerPoint
5 13 (1.52%) MS Project
6 11 (1.29%) InfoPath
7 8 (0.93%) SPSS
8 6 (0.70%) PowerPivot
9 3 (0.35%) Photoshop
10 2 (0.23%) CATIA
10 2 (0.23%) Windchill
11 1 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
11 1 (0.12%) GIMP
Business Applications
1 19 (2.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 11 (1.29%) Oracle EBS
3 10 (1.17%) Dynamics AX
4 7 (0.82%) Dynamics CRM
4 7 (0.82%) Oracle EBS R12
5 6 (0.70%) Oracle BPM
6 4 (0.47%) Summit
6 4 (0.47%) Oracle Financials
6 4 (0.47%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 3 (0.35%) Shopify
7 3 (0.35%) Magento
8 2 (0.23%) Oracle ERP
8 2 (0.23%) Oracle Applications
9 1 (0.12%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
9 1 (0.12%) SunGard GMI
9 1 (0.12%) Misys Midas
9 1 (0.12%) Dynamics NAV
9 1 (0.12%) Cerner Millennium
9 1 (0.12%) Oracle iProcurement
9 1 (0.12%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 11 (1.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (0.47%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (0.35%) GitHub
4 1 (0.12%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.12%) PaaS
4 1 (0.12%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.12%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.12%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 24 (2.80%) LDAP
2 20 (2.34%) Firewall
2 20 (2.34%) LAN
3 17 (1.99%) WAN
4 16 (1.87%) IPsec
5 15 (1.75%) VPN
6 13 (1.52%) Network Security
6 13 (1.52%) SAN
6 13 (1.52%) IPv6
6 13 (1.52%) BGP
6 13 (1.52%) EIGRP
6 13 (1.52%) OSPF
7 11 (1.29%) Internet
8 8 (0.93%) DNS
9 5 (0.58%) NAS
9 5 (0.58%) HTTP
10 4 (0.47%) SSH
11 3 (0.35%) DHCP
11 3 (0.35%) TCP/IP
11 3 (0.35%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 263 (30.72%) SQL Server
2 122 (14.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 115 (13.43%) SQL Server 2008
4 95 (11.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 92 (10.75%) Data Warehouse
6 78 (9.11%) Oracle Database
7 52 (6.07%) Relational Database
8 51 (5.96%) MySQL
9 50 (5.84%) SQL Server 2012
10 46 (5.37%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 46 (5.37%) Oracle Database 11g
11 44 (5.14%) SQL Server 2005
12 37 (4.32%) Oracle Database 10g
13 27 (3.15%) MS Access
14 24 (2.80%) OLAP
15 21 (2.45%) RDBMS
15 21 (2.45%) PostgreSQL
16 17 (1.99%) Oracle BI EE
17 14 (1.64%) Oracle Reports
18 11 (1.29%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 59 (6.89%) Team Foundation Server
2 35 (4.09%) Visual Studio
2 35 (4.09%) Subversion
3 28 (3.27%) Selenium
4 26 (3.04%) Eclipse
5 25 (2.92%) Jenkins
6 24 (2.80%) JUnit
6 24 (2.80%) Git (software)
7 21 (2.45%) JIRA
8 19 (2.22%) SpecFlow
9 14 (1.64%) Maven
9 14 (1.64%) Hudson
10 12 (1.40%) Ant
10 12 (1.40%) WebDriver
11 10 (1.17%) Oracle Forms
12 9 (1.05%) JDeveloper
13 8 (0.93%) QuickTest Pro
14 5 (0.58%) Cucumber
14 5 (0.58%) Toad
14 5 (0.58%) ClearCase
General
1 206 (24.07%) Finance
2 70 (8.18%) Banking
3 46 (5.37%) Marketing
4 41 (4.79%) Back Office
5 29 (3.39%) Manufacturing
6 28 (3.27%) Retail
7 25 (2.92%) Telecoms
8 19 (2.22%) Electronics
9 8 (0.93%) Retail Banking
10 6 (0.70%) Investment Banking
11 5 (0.58%) Legal
11 5 (0.58%) Aerospace
12 2 (0.23%) Military
12 2 (0.23%) Automotive
12 2 (0.23%) Advertising
12 2 (0.23%) Financial Institution
12 2 (0.23%) Billing
12 2 (0.23%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 430 (50.23%) Developer
2 179 (20.91%) Analyst
3 133 (15.54%) .NET Developer
4 124 (14.49%) SQL Developer
5 50 (5.84%) Consultant
6 49 (5.72%) DBA
7 47 (5.49%) Data Analyst
7 47 (5.49%) Java Developer
8 42 (4.91%) C# Developer
8 42 (4.91%) SQL DBA
9 39 (4.56%) Business Analyst
10 34 (3.97%) Test Analyst
11 29 (3.39%) C# .NET Developer
12 23 (2.69%) Senior Analyst
13 22 (2.57%) Administrator
13 22 (2.57%) MI Analyst
14 21 (2.45%) ASP.NET Developer
15 20 (2.34%) Oracle Developer
15 20 (2.34%) Business Intelligence Developer
16 18 (2.10%) Business Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 249 (29.09%) .NET
2 147 (17.17%) ASP.NET
3 99 (11.57%) HTML
4 89 (10.40%) XML
5 84 (9.81%) CSS
6 77 (9.00%) ASP.NET MVC
7 56 (6.54%) .NET Framework
8 54 (6.31%) jQuery
9 48 (5.61%) Web Services
10 44 (5.14%) ASP.NET MVC 4
11 39 (4.56%) Spring
12 34 (3.97%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
13 29 (3.39%) J2EE
14 25 (2.92%) Hibernate
15 22 (2.57%) Ajax
16 20 (2.34%) WCF
17 19 (2.22%) CSS3
18 18 (2.10%) LAMP
19 17 (1.99%) JSP
20 14 (1.64%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 28 (3.27%) Clustering
2 24 (2.80%) Management Information System
3 19 (2.22%) DTV
4 16 (1.87%) NHS
5 13 (1.52%) Wiki
6 11 (1.29%) Data Extraction
6 11 (1.29%) Replication
7 10 (1.17%) Computer Science
8 9 (1.05%) Statistics
8 9 (1.05%) GIS
9 8 (0.93%) Mobile App
10 4 (0.47%) Data Integration
11 3 (0.35%) Enterprise Software
11 3 (0.35%) SCADA
11 3 (0.35%) Open Source
11 3 (0.35%) N-Tier
12 2 (0.23%) AS400
12 2 (0.23%) Mainframe
12 2 (0.23%) iSeries
13 1 (0.12%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 68 (7.94%) Linux
2 67 (7.83%) Windows
3 54 (6.31%) UNIX
4 18 (2.10%) Windows Server 2003
5 17 (1.99%) Ubuntu
6 13 (1.52%) Debian
7 12 (1.40%) CentOS
8 7 (0.82%) Windows Server 2012
8 7 (0.82%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (0.58%) Windows XP
9 5 (0.58%) Solaris
10 4 (0.47%) Fedora
10 4 (0.47%) Windows 7
11 3 (0.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 3 (0.35%) VMS
12 2 (0.23%) MVS
12 2 (0.23%) Windows NT
13 1 (0.12%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 134 (15.65%) Scrum
2 118 (13.79%) Business Intelligence
3 83 (9.70%) Unit Testing
4 81 (9.46%) Migration
5 76 (8.88%) ETL
6 74 (8.64%) MVC
7 49 (5.72%) Data Migration
8 48 (5.61%) Data Analysis
9 44 (5.14%) Agile Software Development
10 43 (5.02%) Continuous Integration
11 41 (4.79%) Performance Tuning
12 40 (4.67%) Data Modelling
13 39 (4.56%) Project Management
13 39 (4.56%) Software Engineering
14 37 (4.32%) Software Testing
15 36 (4.21%) OO
16 34 (3.97%) Business Analysis
17 31 (3.62%) Stakeholder Management
17 31 (3.62%) SOA
18 29 (3.39%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 233 (27.22%) C#
2 157 (18.34%) T-SQL
3 110 (12.85%) Java
4 104 (12.15%) JavaScript
5 91 (10.63%) PL/SQL
6 62 (7.24%) VBA
7 39 (4.56%) VB.NET
7 39 (4.56%) PHP
8 33 (3.86%) VB
9 31 (3.62%) Perl
10 21 (2.45%) Ruby
11 20 (2.34%) Bash Shell
12 19 (2.22%) VBScript
13 14 (1.64%) C++
14 13 (1.52%) PowerShell
15 9 (1.05%) Python
15 9 (1.05%) Shell Script
16 8 (0.93%) C
17 5 (0.58%) XQuery
17 5 (0.58%) VB6
Qualifications
1 166 (19.39%) Security Cleared
2 137 (16.00%) SC Cleared
3 34 (3.97%) ISEB
4 33 (3.86%) Degree
5 26 (3.04%) ISTQB
6 21 (2.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 19 (2.22%) DV Cleared
8 8 (0.93%) HND
9 5 (0.58%) MCSE
9 5 (0.58%) Microsoft Certification
9 5 (0.58%) Oracle Certification
10 4 (0.47%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 3 (0.35%) HNC
11 3 (0.35%) OCP
11 3 (0.35%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 2 (0.23%) OCA
12 2 (0.23%) Cisco Certification
12 2 (0.23%) CCNA
12 2 (0.23%) MCP
12 2 (0.23%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (4.09%) SLA
2 22 (2.57%) QA
3 11 (1.29%) PCI DSS
4 8 (0.93%) Data Quality
5 4 (0.47%) ISO 14001
5 4 (0.47%) ISO 9001
6 3 (0.35%) Solvency II
7 2 (0.23%) ISO 9002
7 2 (0.23%) FINREP
7 2 (0.23%) Basel III
8 1 (0.12%) CRD IV
8 1 (0.12%) COREP
8 1 (0.12%) COBIT
8 1 (0.12%) WCAG
8 1 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 31 (3.62%) Active Directory
2 25 (2.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (2.57%) Oracle RMAN
4 14 (1.64%) Postfix
5 13 (1.52%) XenServer
5 13 (1.52%) Samba
6 8 (0.93%) Hyper-V
7 6 (0.70%) NFS
7 6 (0.70%) Shibboleth
8 5 (0.58%) ISA Server
9 4 (0.47%) VMware Workstation
9 4 (0.47%) Oracle RAC
10 3 (0.35%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 3 (0.35%) Microsoft App-V
10 3 (0.35%) VMware ESX
11 2 (0.23%) RACF
11 2 (0.23%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 1 (0.12%) VirtualBox
12 1 (0.12%) VMware ESXi
12 1 (0.12%) Xen
Systems Management
1 22 (2.57%) Data Guard
2 14 (1.64%) Puppet
3 13 (1.52%) ZABBIX
4 7 (0.82%) SCOM
4 7 (0.82%) HP Quality Center
5 4 (0.47%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 3 (0.35%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (0.35%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 3 (0.35%) Salt
7 2 (0.23%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 2 (0.23%) CA Endevor
8 1 (0.12%) WSUS
8 1 (0.12%) SCCM
8 1 (0.12%) CA Wily
8 1 (0.12%) OpenView
Vendors
1 178 (20.79%) Oracle
2 104 (12.15%) Microsoft
3 41 (4.79%) Business Objects
4 35 (4.09%) VMware
5 33 (3.86%) Teradata
6 30 (3.50%) SAP
7 22 (2.57%) Citrix
8 21 (2.45%) Informatica
9 19 (2.22%) Red Hat
10 11 (1.29%) HP
11 10 (1.17%) IBM
12 8 (0.93%) Casewise
12 8 (0.93%) JBoss
13 6 (0.70%) McAfee
13 6 (0.70%) Cognos
13 6 (0.70%) Zend
14 4 (0.47%) NetApp
14 4 (0.47%) Sybase
15 3 (0.35%) Jaspersoft
15 3 (0.35%) Netezza
Bristol, Avon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £250 to £300 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
Exeter, Devon
Circle Recruitment
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
Swindon
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Rate: £450 - 480 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
Dorset
Initi8 Recruitment
Rate: Excellent daily rates
Posted: 17 hours ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Access Computer Consulting Plc
Posted: 17 hours ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
Circle Recruitment
Rate: £400 - £435 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Network ITR
Rate: 400 to 450 per day GBP
Posted: Yesterday
Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market rates
Posted: Yesterday
Swindon
Reed Technology - UK Posting Account
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol
Reed Technology - UK Posting Account
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Connectus
Rate: £200 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol
Computer Futures
Rate: £30 - £40 per day + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Gloucestershire
Real Staffing
Rate: £450 - £480 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol
Huxley Associates
Rate: £30 - £35 per hour + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol
Huxley Associates
Rate: £30 - £35 per hour + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol
Huxley Associates
Rate: £30 - £35 per hour + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Weymouth, Dorset
Online Media Experts - New Look
Posted: 4 days ago
Gloucestershire
Orgtel
Rate: £450 - £480 per day + competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Cheltenham
2I Resourcing
Posted: 4 days ago