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 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 7 8 5
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -3
Contract jobs citing SQL 470 296 474
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 14.20% 12.88% 15.32%
As % of the Programming Languages category 40.41% 35.15% 41.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 324 200 256
Average daily rate
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£350 £325 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -2.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £255 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.90% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 20 32
Average hourly rate £27.25 £30.50 £31.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.65% -2.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.28 £8.00 £12.18
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £55.00 £49.50
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 West region.

Programming Languages Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
1163 842 1154
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 35.14% 36.64% 37.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 718 551 604
Average daily rate £375 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £447
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 67 99
Average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -12.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £12.75 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £43.00 £47.50
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 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 1 October 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 1 October 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 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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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 +4 134 £350 - 69
Gloucestershire +2 94 £375 +15.38% 47
Somerset +1 73 £325 +3.58% 34
Wiltshire -2 69 £360 -4.57% 36
Dorset +8 45 £375 +10.29% 37
Devon -12 34 £550 +57.14% 12
Cornwall +1 1 £275 - 1
Avon - - - -
SQL
England

SQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 1 October 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.

1 261 (28.65%) .NET
2 246 (27.00%) C#
3 235 (25.80%) SQL Server
4 188 (20.64%) Oracle
5 187 (20.53%) Agile Software Development
6 182 (19.98%) Finance
6 182 (19.98%) Security Cleared
7 167 (18.33%) T-SQL
8 151 (16.58%) ASP.NET
9 148 (16.25%) Scrum
10 144 (15.81%) Java
11 139 (15.26%) SC Cleared
12 132 (14.49%) Microsoft
13 119 (13.06%) Business Intelligence
14 114 (12.51%) JavaScript
15 112 (12.29%) HTML
16 105 (11.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 100 (10.98%) PL/SQL
18 96 (10.54%) Migration
19 90 (9.88%) CSS
19 90 (9.88%) SQL Server 2008
20 89 (9.77%) MVC
21 88 (9.66%) Unit Testing
22 86 (9.44%) Data Warehouse
23 82 (9.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
24 81 (8.89%) ETL
25 80 (8.78%) ASP.NET MVC
26 75 (8.23%) MS Excel
26 75 (8.23%) Windows
26 75 (8.23%) Banking

SQL
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 44 (4.83%) SharePoint
2 38 (4.17%) SAS
3 30 (3.29%) Apache
4 22 (2.41%) Tomcat
5 18 (1.98%) K2 blackpearl
6 15 (1.65%) SharePoint 2010
7 12 (1.32%) SharePoint 2013
8 11 (1.21%) CMS
8 11 (1.21%) WebLogic
9 10 (1.10%) IIS
9 10 (1.10%) WebSphere
9 10 (1.10%) nginx
9 10 (1.10%) Oracle Service Bus
9 10 (1.10%) Confluence
9 10 (1.10%) MediaWiki
10 9 (0.99%) ColdFusion
10 9 (0.99%) MS Exchange
11 8 (0.88%) Railo
12 7 (0.77%) Oracle Workflow
12 7 (0.77%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 75 (8.23%) MS Excel
2 30 (3.29%) MS Office
3 17 (1.87%) MS Visio
4 14 (1.54%) MS Project
5 13 (1.43%) MS PowerPoint
6 7 (0.77%) SPSS
7 6 (0.66%) Spreadsheet
8 5 (0.55%) PowerPivot
9 3 (0.33%) Mathematica
9 3 (0.33%) Photoshop
10 2 (0.22%) InfoPath
11 1 (0.11%) GIMP
Business Applications
1 22 (2.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 12 (1.32%) Dynamics AX
3 9 (0.99%) Oracle BPM
4 8 (0.88%) Oracle EBS R12
5 6 (0.66%) Oracle EBS
5 6 (0.66%) Dynamics CRM
6 4 (0.44%) Oracle Financials
6 4 (0.44%) Agresso
6 4 (0.44%) Oracle Applications
6 4 (0.44%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 3 (0.33%) Shopify
7 3 (0.33%) Magento
7 3 (0.33%) SAP Payroll
7 3 (0.33%) Summit
7 3 (0.33%) SAP HR
8 1 (0.11%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 1 (0.11%) Cerner Millennium
8 1 (0.11%) Cordys
8 1 (0.11%) Oracle iProcurement
8 1 (0.11%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 12 (1.32%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (0.88%) GitHub
3 5 (0.55%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.11%) PaaS
4 1 (0.11%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.11%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.11%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 19 (2.09%) LAN
1 19 (2.09%) SAN
2 18 (1.98%) Firewall
3 17 (1.87%) WAN
4 16 (1.76%) LDAP
5 14 (1.54%) DNS
6 13 (1.43%) IPsec
7 12 (1.32%) VPN
8 11 (1.21%) Internet
9 10 (1.10%) IPv6
9 10 (1.10%) EIGRP
9 10 (1.10%) OSPF
9 10 (1.10%) BGP
9 10 (1.10%) Network Security
10 8 (0.88%) SSH
11 7 (0.77%) HTTP
11 7 (0.77%) HTTPS
12 5 (0.55%) PuTTY
12 5 (0.55%) DHCP
13 4 (0.44%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 235 (25.80%) SQL Server
2 105 (11.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 90 (9.88%) SQL Server 2008
4 86 (9.44%) Data Warehouse
5 82 (9.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 65 (7.14%) Relational Database
7 63 (6.92%) Oracle Database
8 49 (5.38%) MySQL
9 42 (4.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 36 (3.95%) Oracle Database 11g
11 34 (3.73%) SQL Server 2012
12 33 (3.62%) SQL Server 2005
13 32 (3.51%) MS Access
13 32 (3.51%) RDBMS
14 20 (2.20%) Oracle Reports
14 20 (2.20%) OLAP
14 20 (2.20%) PostgreSQL
15 19 (2.09%) Oracle BI EE
15 19 (2.09%) Oracle Database 10g
16 15 (1.65%) DB2
Development Applications
1 58 (6.37%) Team Foundation Server
2 33 (3.62%) Git (software)
3 31 (3.40%) Visual Studio
4 27 (2.96%) Jenkins
5 25 (2.74%) Selenium
6 21 (2.31%) Subversion
7 20 (2.20%) Cucumber
8 19 (2.09%) JUnit
9 17 (1.87%) SpecFlow
10 15 (1.65%) JIRA
11 14 (1.54%) Eclipse
11 14 (1.54%) FitNesse
12 13 (1.43%) Hudson
12 13 (1.43%) Oracle APEX
12 13 (1.43%) Oracle Forms
13 9 (0.99%) Toad
14 8 (0.88%) QuickTest Pro
14 8 (0.88%) Maven
15 7 (0.77%) WebDriver
15 7 (0.77%) ClearCase
General
1 182 (19.98%) Finance
2 75 (8.23%) Banking
3 41 (4.50%) Marketing
4 40 (4.39%) Back Office
5 39 (4.28%) Retail
6 36 (3.95%) Manufacturing
7 29 (3.18%) Telecoms
8 22 (2.41%) Electronics
9 13 (1.43%) Retail Banking
10 6 (0.66%) Investment Banking
10 6 (0.66%) Legal
11 5 (0.55%) Aerospace
12 3 (0.33%) Advertising
13 2 (0.22%) Military
14 1 (0.11%) Financial Institution
14 1 (0.11%) Law
14 1 (0.11%) Billing
Job Titles
1 476 (52.25%) Developer
2 177 (19.43%) Analyst
3 130 (14.27%) .NET Developer
4 129 (14.16%) SQL Developer
5 59 (6.48%) Java Developer
6 50 (5.49%) Consultant
7 48 (5.27%) C# Developer
8 46 (5.05%) Data Analyst
9 43 (4.72%) Business Analyst
10 37 (4.06%) Architect
11 36 (3.95%) Oracle Developer
12 35 (3.84%) Test Analyst
13 33 (3.62%) C# .NET Developer
14 26 (2.85%) DBA
15 24 (2.63%) MI Analyst
16 23 (2.52%) Business Intelligence Developer
17 22 (2.41%) Senior Analyst
17 22 (2.41%) ASP.NET Developer
18 21 (2.31%) Database Developer
18 21 (2.31%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 261 (28.65%) .NET
2 151 (16.58%) ASP.NET
3 112 (12.29%) HTML
4 90 (9.88%) CSS
5 80 (8.78%) ASP.NET MVC
6 70 (7.68%) XML
7 66 (7.24%) Web Services
8 64 (7.03%) jQuery
9 59 (6.48%) .NET Framework
10 46 (5.05%) ASP.NET MVC 4
11 34 (3.73%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 32 (3.51%) Spring
12 32 (3.51%) Hibernate
13 31 (3.40%) J2EE
14 28 (3.07%) Ajax
15 24 (2.63%) HTML5
16 20 (2.20%) JSP
17 18 (1.98%) JDBC
18 17 (1.87%) CSS3
19 16 (1.76%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 52 (5.71%) Analytical Skills
2 26 (2.85%) Management Information System
3 22 (2.41%) DTV
3 22 (2.41%) Clustering
4 15 (1.65%) Data Extraction
4 15 (1.65%) NHS
5 11 (1.21%) Computer Science
6 10 (1.10%) GIS
6 10 (1.10%) Wiki
6 10 (1.10%) Mobile App
7 9 (0.99%) Open Source
8 8 (0.88%) Data Structures
9 7 (0.77%) User Experience
9 7 (0.77%) Data Integration
9 7 (0.77%) Replication
10 5 (0.55%) Mainframe
10 5 (0.55%) N-Tier
11 4 (0.44%) Statistics
11 4 (0.44%) Visualisation
11 4 (0.44%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 75 (8.23%) Windows
2 71 (7.79%) Linux
3 70 (7.68%) UNIX
4 15 (1.65%) Windows Server 2003
5 14 (1.54%) Ubuntu
6 12 (1.32%) CentOS
7 11 (1.21%) Debian
7 11 (1.21%) zOS
8 9 (0.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 7 (0.77%) Windows XP
9 7 (0.77%) VMS
10 5 (0.55%) Windows Server 2008
11 4 (0.44%) Solaris
11 4 (0.44%) Fedora
11 4 (0.44%) Windows 7
11 4 (0.44%) Windows Server 2012
12 2 (0.22%) Windows NT
12 2 (0.22%) MVS
13 1 (0.11%) Oracle Linux
13 1 (0.11%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 187 (20.53%) Agile Software Development
2 148 (16.25%) Scrum
3 119 (13.06%) Business Intelligence
4 96 (10.54%) Migration
5 89 (9.77%) MVC
6 88 (9.66%) Unit Testing
7 81 (8.89%) ETL
8 57 (6.26%) Data Migration
9 56 (6.15%) Continuous Integration
10 48 (5.27%) Software Engineering
11 45 (4.94%) Data Analysis
11 45 (4.94%) Project Management
12 42 (4.61%) Software Testing
13 40 (4.39%) TDD
14 37 (4.06%) Business Analysis
15 34 (3.73%) Data Modelling
15 34 (3.73%) Stakeholder Management
15 34 (3.73%) Automated Testing
16 32 (3.51%) OO
16 32 (3.51%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 246 (27.00%) C#
2 167 (18.33%) T-SQL
3 144 (15.81%) Java
4 114 (12.51%) JavaScript
5 100 (10.98%) PL/SQL
6 45 (4.94%) VBA
7 42 (4.61%) VB.NET
8 39 (4.28%) PHP
9 37 (4.06%) Perl
10 33 (3.62%) VB
11 25 (2.74%) Bash Shell
12 20 (2.20%) C++
13 19 (2.09%) Ruby
14 16 (1.76%) VBScript
15 15 (1.65%) C
16 10 (1.10%) Shell Script
17 9 (0.99%) Python
17 9 (0.99%) Delphi
18 8 (0.88%) CFML
18 8 (0.88%) Korn
Qualifications
1 182 (19.98%) Security Cleared
2 139 (15.26%) SC Cleared
3 43 (4.72%) ISEB
4 30 (3.29%) DV Cleared
4 30 (3.29%) Degree
5 27 (2.96%) ISTQB
6 22 (2.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 10 (1.10%) HND
8 4 (0.44%) MCSE
8 4 (0.44%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (0.33%) BC Cleared
9 3 (0.33%) Siebel Certification
9 3 (0.33%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (0.33%) Oracle Certification
9 3 (0.33%) CCNA
9 3 (0.33%) HNC
9 3 (0.33%) MCP
10 2 (0.22%) OCA
10 2 (0.22%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.11%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (2.74%) SLA
2 24 (2.63%) QA
3 10 (1.10%) PCI DSS
4 5 (0.55%) Data Quality
5 3 (0.33%) Solvency II
5 3 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.33%) ISO 14001
5 3 (0.33%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.22%) HL7
7 1 (0.11%) FINREP
7 1 (0.11%) Basel III
7 1 (0.11%) COBIT
7 1 (0.11%) WCAG
System Software
1 31 (3.40%) Active Directory
2 22 (2.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (1.76%) Oracle RMAN
4 11 (1.21%) Postfix
5 10 (1.10%) Samba
5 10 (1.10%) XenServer
6 9 (0.99%) Hyper-V
6 9 (0.99%) NFS
7 7 (0.77%) Shibboleth
7 7 (0.77%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 6 (0.66%) Oracle RAC
9 5 (0.55%) ISA Server
10 4 (0.44%) VMware Workstation
11 3 (0.33%) Microsoft App-V
12 2 (0.22%) RACF
12 2 (0.22%) VMware ESX
13 1 (0.11%) Kerio MailServer
13 1 (0.11%) vSphere
13 1 (0.11%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 15 (1.65%) Puppet
1 15 (1.65%) Data Guard
2 10 (1.10%) ZABBIX
3 6 (0.66%) SCOM
4 5 (0.55%) HP Quality Center
4 5 (0.55%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 4 (0.44%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 3 (0.33%) Salt
6 3 (0.33%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 3 (0.33%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (0.22%) CA Endevor
7 2 (0.22%) NSN NetAct
7 2 (0.22%) SCCM
8 1 (0.11%) CA Wily
8 1 (0.11%) WSUS
8 1 (0.11%) Nagios
8 1 (0.11%) OpenView
Vendors
1 188 (20.64%) Oracle
2 132 (14.49%) Microsoft
3 50 (5.49%) Business Objects
4 47 (5.16%) SAP
5 38 (4.17%) Teradata
6 34 (3.73%) VMware
7 23 (2.52%) IBM
8 21 (2.31%) Informatica
9 20 (2.20%) Citrix
10 18 (1.98%) Red Hat
11 14 (1.54%) JBoss
12 12 (1.32%) Sun
13 10 (1.10%) HP
13 10 (1.10%) Casewise
14 8 (0.88%) Infoflex
14 8 (0.88%) Zend
15 7 (0.77%) Cognos
16 6 (0.66%) McAfee
16 6 (0.66%) Open Text
17 5 (0.55%) Siebel
Bristol, Avon
Gold Group
Rate: £45 - £50 per hour
Posted: 17 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Intapeople
Rate: £0
Posted: 19 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Intapeople
Rate: £0
Posted: 19 hours ago
Cheltenham
Capita - ITMS
Rate: £400 - £515 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
Bristol
Huxley Associates
Rate: £40000 - £55000 per annum + competitive package
Posted: 23 hours ago
South West England
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Gloucestershire
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Gloucestershire
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Somerset
Computer Futures
Rate: £25 - £40 per hour + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol
Reed Technology - UK Posting Account
Rate: £250 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Somerset
networx
Salary: £Competitive Salary + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Devon
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: £1 per day + Market rates
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Connectus
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
South West England
Computer Futures
Rate: £26 - £36 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Somerset
Computer Futures
Rate: £200 - £280 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Gloucestershire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Devon
Experis Ltd
Rate: £250.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Exeter
Computer Futures
Rate: £200 - £300 per day + competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Dorset
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago