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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Structured Query Language (SQL)
Rank 8 5 5
Rank change year-on-year
-3 0
Contract jobs citing SQL 468 299 489
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 14.06% 13.37% 15.92%
As % of the Programming Languages category 40.00% 35.94% 43.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 322 201 259
Average daily rate
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£359 £338 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.29% +0.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £263 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.30% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 19 30
Average hourly rate £25.00 £30.50 £31.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.03% -2.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.92 £8.00 £12.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.80 £55.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £23.13 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+12.43% -15.90%
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
1170 832 1133
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 35.16% 37.21% 36.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 718 533 587
Average daily rate £375 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £450 £434
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 61 98
Average hourly rate £35.00 £30.50 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.75% -17.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.13 £12.75 £25.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £43.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 19 September 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 +4 133 £354 +1.07% 75
Gloucestershire 0 91 £375 +5.63% 41
Somerset -1 76 £325 +2.36% 33
Wiltshire -1 74 £330 -10.81% 40
Dorset +7 41 £370 +8.82% 39
Devon -15 31 £550 +57.14% 17
Cornwall - 1 £275 - 1
Avon - - - -
SQL
England

SQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

1 253 (27.32%) SQL Server
2 251 (27.11%) .NET
3 242 (26.13%) C#
4 195 (21.06%) Finance
5 191 (20.63%) Oracle
6 190 (20.52%) Security Cleared
7 180 (19.44%) Agile Software Development
8 169 (18.25%) T-SQL
9 150 (16.20%) SC Cleared
10 144 (15.55%) ASP.NET
11 143 (15.44%) Scrum
12 139 (15.01%) Java
13 130 (14.04%) Microsoft
14 122 (13.17%) Business Intelligence
15 120 (12.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 111 (11.99%) SQL Server 2008
17 110 (11.88%) JavaScript
18 105 (11.34%) HTML
19 98 (10.58%) PL/SQL
20 94 (10.15%) Migration
21 90 (9.72%) Data Warehouse
22 89 (9.61%) CSS
22 89 (9.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
23 87 (9.40%) MVC
24 85 (9.18%) ETL
25 83 (8.96%) MS Excel
26 81 (8.75%) Unit Testing
27 78 (8.42%) Windows
27 78 (8.42%) XML
28 73 (7.88%) Linux

SQL
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 45 (4.86%) SharePoint
2 38 (4.10%) SAS
3 29 (3.13%) Apache
4 24 (2.59%) Tomcat
5 17 (1.84%) K2 blackpearl
6 15 (1.62%) SharePoint 2010
7 12 (1.30%) nginx
7 12 (1.30%) SharePoint 2013
7 12 (1.30%) MediaWiki
7 12 (1.30%) Confluence
8 11 (1.19%) WebLogic
8 11 (1.19%) CMS
9 10 (1.08%) IIS
9 10 (1.08%) WebSphere
10 9 (0.97%) Oracle Service Bus
10 9 (0.97%) BizTalk Server
10 9 (0.97%) ColdFusion
10 9 (0.97%) MS Exchange
11 8 (0.86%) Railo
12 7 (0.76%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 83 (8.96%) MS Excel
2 31 (3.35%) MS Office
3 17 (1.84%) MS Visio
4 15 (1.62%) MS Project
5 14 (1.51%) MS PowerPoint
6 7 (0.76%) SPSS
7 5 (0.54%) PowerPivot
8 4 (0.43%) Spreadsheet
9 3 (0.32%) InfoPath
9 3 (0.32%) Photoshop
9 3 (0.32%) Mathematica
10 1 (0.11%) GIMP
10 1 (0.11%) CATIA
10 1 (0.11%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 23 (2.48%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 12 (1.30%) Dynamics AX
3 8 (0.86%) Oracle EBS R12
3 8 (0.86%) Oracle BPM
4 6 (0.65%) Oracle EBS
4 6 (0.65%) Dynamics CRM
5 4 (0.43%) Oracle Financials
5 4 (0.43%) Agresso
5 4 (0.43%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 3 (0.32%) Shopify
6 3 (0.32%) Magento
6 3 (0.32%) Oracle Applications
6 3 (0.32%) Summit
7 2 (0.22%) SAP HR
8 1 (0.11%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 1 (0.11%) SunGard GMI
8 1 (0.11%) Misys Midas
8 1 (0.11%) Dynamics NAV
8 1 (0.11%) Cerner Millennium
8 1 (0.11%) Oracle iProcurement
Cloud Services
1 11 (1.19%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (0.86%) GitHub
3 4 (0.43%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.11%) PaaS
4 1 (0.11%) Google App Engine
4 1 (0.11%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.11%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.11%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 22 (2.38%) LAN
2 20 (2.16%) WAN
2 20 (2.16%) Firewall
3 19 (2.05%) LDAP
4 15 (1.62%) SAN
4 15 (1.62%) IPsec
5 14 (1.51%) VPN
6 12 (1.30%) BGP
6 12 (1.30%) EIGRP
6 12 (1.30%) OSPF
6 12 (1.30%) IPv6
6 12 (1.30%) Network Security
7 11 (1.19%) DNS
8 10 (1.08%) Internet
9 6 (0.65%) SSH
9 6 (0.65%) HTTP
10 5 (0.54%) HTTPS
11 4 (0.43%) DHCP
11 4 (0.43%) NAS
12 3 (0.32%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 253 (27.32%) SQL Server
2 120 (12.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 111 (11.99%) SQL Server 2008
4 90 (9.72%) Data Warehouse
5 89 (9.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 72 (7.78%) Oracle Database
7 66 (7.13%) Relational Database
8 50 (5.40%) MySQL
9 49 (5.29%) SQL Server 2012
10 43 (4.64%) SQL Server 2005
11 42 (4.54%) Oracle Database 11g
11 42 (4.54%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 33 (3.56%) MS Access
13 32 (3.46%) RDBMS
14 30 (3.24%) Oracle Database 10g
15 22 (2.38%) PostgreSQL
16 21 (2.27%) OLAP
17 18 (1.94%) Oracle Reports
18 15 (1.62%) Oracle BI EE
19 11 (1.19%) BusinessObjects XI
Development Applications
1 60 (6.48%) Team Foundation Server
2 35 (3.78%) Visual Studio
3 34 (3.67%) Git (software)
4 33 (3.56%) Jenkins
5 27 (2.92%) Subversion
5 27 (2.92%) Selenium
6 20 (2.16%) Cucumber
6 20 (2.16%) SpecFlow
7 19 (2.05%) JUnit
8 18 (1.94%) Eclipse
9 17 (1.84%) JIRA
10 14 (1.51%) Hudson
10 14 (1.51%) FitNesse
11 11 (1.19%) Oracle Forms
11 11 (1.19%) Maven
12 9 (0.97%) WebDriver
12 9 (0.97%) QuickTest Pro
13 8 (0.86%) Toad
14 7 (0.76%) Oracle APEX
14 7 (0.76%) ClearCase
General
1 195 (21.06%) Finance
2 70 (7.56%) Banking
3 45 (4.86%) Marketing
4 37 (4.00%) Manufacturing
5 36 (3.89%) Back Office
6 35 (3.78%) Retail
7 30 (3.24%) Telecoms
8 23 (2.48%) Electronics
9 12 (1.30%) Retail Banking
10 6 (0.65%) Investment Banking
10 6 (0.65%) Legal
11 5 (0.54%) Aerospace
12 3 (0.32%) Advertising
13 2 (0.22%) Billing
13 2 (0.22%) Military
14 1 (0.11%) Financial Institution
14 1 (0.11%) Law
Job Titles
1 471 (50.86%) Developer
2 186 (20.09%) Analyst
3 126 (13.61%) .NET Developer
4 123 (13.28%) SQL Developer
5 56 (6.05%) Java Developer
6 52 (5.62%) Consultant
7 50 (5.40%) Data Analyst
8 45 (4.86%) DBA
9 43 (4.64%) Business Analyst
9 43 (4.64%) C# Developer
10 39 (4.21%) SQL DBA
11 36 (3.89%) Test Analyst
12 31 (3.35%) Oracle Developer
13 29 (3.13%) C# .NET Developer
13 29 (3.13%) Architect
14 24 (2.59%) MI Analyst
15 23 (2.48%) Senior Analyst
15 23 (2.48%) Administrator
16 22 (2.38%) Database Developer
17 21 (2.27%) ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 251 (27.11%) .NET
2 144 (15.55%) ASP.NET
3 105 (11.34%) HTML
4 89 (9.61%) CSS
5 78 (8.42%) XML
6 72 (7.78%) ASP.NET MVC
7 64 (6.91%) jQuery
7 64 (6.91%) Web Services
8 55 (5.94%) .NET Framework
9 38 (4.10%) ASP.NET MVC 4
10 34 (3.67%) Spring
10 34 (3.67%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 29 (3.13%) J2EE
12 27 (2.92%) Hibernate
12 27 (2.92%) Ajax
13 23 (2.48%) HTML5
14 22 (2.38%) CSS3
15 19 (2.05%) JSP
16 18 (1.94%) WCF
17 16 (1.73%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 52 (5.62%) Analytical Skills
2 28 (3.02%) Clustering
3 27 (2.92%) Management Information System
4 23 (2.48%) DTV
5 17 (1.84%) NHS
6 12 (1.30%) Data Extraction
6 12 (1.30%) Wiki
7 10 (1.08%) GIS
7 10 (1.08%) Computer Science
8 9 (0.97%) Mobile App
9 8 (0.86%) User Experience
10 7 (0.76%) Statistics
10 7 (0.76%) Data Integration
10 7 (0.76%) Open Source
10 7 (0.76%) Replication
11 4 (0.43%) Mainframe
11 4 (0.43%) Visualisation
11 4 (0.43%) Enterprise Software
12 3 (0.32%) SCADA
12 3 (0.32%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 78 (8.42%) Windows
2 73 (7.88%) Linux
3 68 (7.34%) UNIX
4 16 (1.73%) Windows Server 2003
4 16 (1.73%) Ubuntu
5 13 (1.40%) Debian
6 12 (1.30%) CentOS
7 7 (0.76%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (0.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 7 (0.76%) zOS
8 6 (0.65%) Windows XP
8 6 (0.65%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (0.54%) VMS
9 5 (0.54%) Solaris
10 4 (0.43%) Fedora
10 4 (0.43%) Windows 7
11 2 (0.22%) Windows NT
11 2 (0.22%) MVS
12 1 (0.11%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 180 (19.44%) Agile Software Development
2 143 (15.44%) Scrum
3 122 (13.17%) Business Intelligence
4 94 (10.15%) Migration
5 87 (9.40%) MVC
6 85 (9.18%) ETL
7 81 (8.75%) Unit Testing
8 56 (6.05%) Data Migration
9 53 (5.72%) Continuous Integration
10 50 (5.40%) Data Analysis
11 46 (4.97%) Software Engineering
12 44 (4.75%) Project Management
13 40 (4.32%) Software Testing
14 38 (4.10%) Business Analysis
15 37 (4.00%) Data Modelling
16 36 (3.89%) Performance Tuning
17 35 (3.78%) Stakeholder Management
17 35 (3.78%) TDD
18 32 (3.46%) OO
18 32 (3.46%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 242 (26.13%) C#
2 169 (18.25%) T-SQL
3 139 (15.01%) Java
4 110 (11.88%) JavaScript
5 98 (10.58%) PL/SQL
6 48 (5.18%) VBA
7 44 (4.75%) PHP
8 42 (4.54%) VB.NET
9 36 (3.89%) Perl
10 32 (3.46%) VB
11 24 (2.59%) Bash Shell
12 22 (2.38%) Ruby
13 19 (2.05%) C++
14 16 (1.73%) VBScript
15 14 (1.51%) C
16 11 (1.19%) PowerShell
17 10 (1.08%) Python
18 8 (0.86%) CFML
19 6 (0.65%) Delphi
19 6 (0.65%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 190 (20.52%) Security Cleared
2 150 (16.20%) SC Cleared
3 37 (4.00%) ISEB
4 32 (3.46%) Degree
5 31 (3.35%) DV Cleared
6 27 (2.92%) ISTQB
7 22 (2.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 9 (0.97%) HND
9 6 (0.65%) MCSE
9 6 (0.65%) Microsoft Certification
10 3 (0.32%) BC Cleared
10 3 (0.32%) CCNA
10 3 (0.32%) Cisco Certification
10 3 (0.32%) Oracle Certification
10 3 (0.32%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 3 (0.32%) HNC
10 3 (0.32%) MCP
10 3 (0.32%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 2 (0.22%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (0.22%) OCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (4.32%) SLA
2 25 (2.70%) QA
3 11 (1.19%) PCI DSS
4 5 (0.54%) Data Quality
5 3 (0.32%) Solvency II
5 3 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.32%) ISO 9001
5 3 (0.32%) ISO 14001
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 (3.35%) Active Directory
2 25 (2.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (2.48%) Oracle RMAN
4 13 (1.40%) Postfix
5 12 (1.30%) Samba
5 12 (1.30%) XenServer
6 9 (0.97%) Hyper-V
7 7 (0.76%) Shibboleth
7 7 (0.76%) NFS
8 5 (0.54%) Oracle RAC
8 5 (0.54%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 5 (0.54%) ISA Server
9 4 (0.43%) VMware Workstation
10 3 (0.32%) Microsoft App-V
11 2 (0.22%) VMware ESX
11 2 (0.22%) RACF
11 2 (0.22%) vSphere
12 1 (0.11%) VirtualBox
12 1 (0.11%) VMware ESXi
12 1 (0.11%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 23 (2.48%) Data Guard
2 15 (1.62%) Puppet
3 12 (1.30%) ZABBIX
4 7 (0.76%) SCOM
5 5 (0.54%) HP Quality Center
6 4 (0.43%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 4 (0.43%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 3 (0.32%) Salt
7 3 (0.32%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 3 (0.32%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (0.22%) SCCM
8 2 (0.22%) CA Endevor
9 1 (0.11%) WSUS
9 1 (0.11%) CA Wily
9 1 (0.11%) NSN NetAct
9 1 (0.11%) OpenView
Vendors
1 191 (20.63%) Oracle
2 130 (14.04%) Microsoft
3 47 (5.08%) Business Objects
4 41 (4.43%) SAP
5 39 (4.21%) Teradata
6 36 (3.89%) VMware
7 23 (2.48%) Citrix
8 21 (2.27%) Informatica
9 20 (2.16%) Red Hat
10 18 (1.94%) IBM
11 10 (1.08%) Casewise
11 10 (1.08%) JBoss
12 9 (0.97%) HP
12 9 (0.97%) Sun
13 8 (0.86%) Infoflex
13 8 (0.86%) Zend
14 7 (0.76%) Cognos
15 6 (0.65%) McAfee
16 4 (0.43%) NetApp
16 4 (0.43%) Cisco
Bristol, Avon
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £350 - £400 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
Plymouth, Devon
Pertemps Plymouth
Rate: From £175 to £175 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol Area
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £200 to £275 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £20 - £25 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Gloucestershire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
South West
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
Somerset
Austin Fraser
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol
Swan It Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £310 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheltenham
Capita - ITMS
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Randstad Technologies
Posted: 2 days ago
Gloucestershire
Real Staffing
Rate: £300 - £335 per annum + competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
South West
EMBS- People Transfer
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Gloucestershire
Orgtel
Rate: £300 - £335 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Bath, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Rate: £500 - £75000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Somerset
Computer Futures
Rate: £25 - £40 per hour + competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Barnstaple, Devon
University of Exeter
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
CoreCom Consulting
Rate: £325 - £375 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Somerset
Computer Futures
Rate: £25 - £34 per hour + competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Gloucester
Reed Technology - UK Posting Account
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago