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 29 January 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Structured Query Language (SQL)
Rank 6 8 5
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -3
Contract jobs citing SQL 483 324 357
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 15.37% 13.01% 14.26%
As % of the Programming Languages category 42.41% 37.54% 34.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 337 211 221
Average daily rate
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£375 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £245 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 18 27
Average hourly rate £27.75 £19.65 £33.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+41.22% -41.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.95 £13.35 £19.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.25 £32.90 £51.35
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 £27.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -3.57%
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
1139 863 1048
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 36.24% 34.66% 41.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 741 531 589
Average daily rate £375 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £272 £245 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £425 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 72 49 100
Average hourly rate £36.45 £32.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.90% -14.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.40 £14.80 £16.72
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.25 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £33.25 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.76% -5.00%

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 29 January 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 29 January 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 29 January 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 0 133 £400 +33.33% 103
Gloucestershire +4 85 £444 +18.33% 61
Somerset +4 78 £335 -5.96% 20
Wiltshire -1 60 £350 - 31
Dorset +2 37 £263 -32.69% 48
Devon -1 37 £290 -1.69% 7
Cornwall - - - - 1
SQL
England

SQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 29 January 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.

1 267 (26.89%) SQL Server
2 258 (25.98%) .NET
3 238 (23.97%) Oracle
4 224 (22.56%) Microsoft
5 203 (20.44%) C#
6 199 (20.04%) Agile Software Development
7 193 (19.44%) Security Cleared
8 192 (19.34%) Java
9 154 (15.51%) T-SQL
10 145 (14.60%) PL/SQL
11 142 (14.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 134 (13.49%) Business Intelligence
13 132 (13.29%) JavaScript
13 132 (13.29%) Finance
14 126 (12.69%) HTML
14 126 (12.69%) ASP.NET
14 126 (12.69%) Windows
15 108 (10.88%) Data Warehouse
16 101 (10.17%) Scrum
16 101 (10.17%) SC Cleared
17 100 (10.07%) Linux
18 99 (9.97%) Oracle Database
19 98 (9.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
20 96 (9.67%) Migration
21 93 (9.37%) CSS
22 92 (9.26%) SQL Server 2008
23 88 (8.86%) ETL
24 87 (8.76%) MVC
25 86 (8.66%) Web Services
26 81 (8.16%) UNIX

SQL
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 54 (5.44%) SharePoint
2 40 (4.03%) Apache
3 39 (3.93%) MS Exchange
4 34 (3.42%) SAS
5 29 (2.92%) BizTalk Server
6 27 (2.72%) SharePoint 2010
7 26 (2.62%) IIS
8 20 (2.01%) JBoss
9 18 (1.81%) SharePoint 2013
10 15 (1.51%) Lync
11 14 (1.41%) CMS
12 13 (1.31%) Tomcat
12 13 (1.31%) Exchange Server 2013
12 13 (1.31%) WebSphere
13 12 (1.21%) Exchange Server 2007
14 11 (1.11%) IBM Notes
15 10 (1.01%) Exchange Server 2010
15 10 (1.01%) WebSphere Application Server
16 9 (0.91%) ColdFusion
17 8 (0.81%) Railo
Applications
1 64 (6.45%) MS Excel
2 43 (4.33%) MS Office
3 15 (1.51%) MS Project
4 13 (1.31%) MS Visio
5 8 (0.81%) MS PowerPoint
6 7 (0.70%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.30%) Mathematica
8 2 (0.20%) SPSS
9 1 (0.10%) PowerPivot
9 1 (0.10%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 20 (2.01%) Oracle EBS
2 18 (1.81%) Dynamics CRM
3 17 (1.71%) Dynamics AX
4 12 (1.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 12 (1.21%) Oracle Applications
5 7 (0.70%) Summit
6 6 (0.60%) Agresso
7 4 (0.40%) Oracle EBS R12
8 3 (0.30%) Maximo
8 3 (0.30%) SAP Payroll
8 3 (0.30%) SAP HR
8 3 (0.30%) Oracle BPM
9 2 (0.20%) SAP Business One
9 2 (0.20%) SAP ERP
9 2 (0.20%) SAP CRM
9 2 (0.20%) Oracle HRMS
10 1 (0.10%) Oracle Manufacturing
10 1 (0.10%) Oracle Payroll
10 1 (0.10%) Findur
10 1 (0.10%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 14 (1.41%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (1.21%) Cloud Computing
3 6 (0.60%) GitHub
3 6 (0.60%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 24 (2.42%) Firewall
2 23 (2.32%) WAN
3 22 (2.22%) LAN
3 22 (2.22%) DNS
4 17 (1.71%) SAN
5 13 (1.31%) DHCP
6 11 (1.11%) Internet
6 11 (1.11%) VPN
7 10 (1.01%) LDAP
7 10 (1.01%) IPsec
8 8 (0.81%) VoIP
8 8 (0.81%) SSH
9 7 (0.70%) TCP/IP
9 7 (0.70%) HTTPS
10 6 (0.60%) Network Security
11 5 (0.50%) IPv6
11 5 (0.50%) EIGRP
11 5 (0.50%) OSPF
11 5 (0.50%) BGP
11 5 (0.50%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 267 (26.89%) SQL Server
2 142 (14.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 108 (10.88%) Data Warehouse
4 99 (9.97%) Oracle Database
5 98 (9.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 92 (9.26%) SQL Server 2008
7 67 (6.75%) MySQL
8 62 (6.24%) Relational Database
9 47 (4.73%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 41 (4.13%) SQL Server 2005
11 37 (3.73%) Oracle Database 11g
12 36 (3.63%) MS Access
13 30 (3.02%) RDBMS
14 29 (2.92%) Oracle Database 10g
15 27 (2.72%) PostgreSQL
15 27 (2.72%) SQL Server 2012
16 21 (2.11%) Oracle Reports
17 20 (2.01%) MongoDB
17 20 (2.01%) DB2
18 18 (1.81%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 75 (7.55%) Team Foundation Server
2 58 (5.84%) Git (software)
3 48 (4.83%) Visual Studio
4 33 (3.32%) Jenkins
4 33 (3.32%) Oracle APEX
5 26 (2.62%) Cucumber
6 22 (2.22%) Subversion
7 17 (1.71%) Maven
7 17 (1.71%) JUnit
7 17 (1.71%) JIRA
8 16 (1.61%) PHPUnit
8 16 (1.61%) Toad
9 15 (1.51%) Selenium
10 14 (1.41%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 13 (1.31%) SoapUI
12 11 (1.11%) ClearCase
12 11 (1.11%) Eclipse
12 11 (1.11%) GoogleTest
13 10 (1.01%) FitNesse
14 9 (0.91%) PVCS
General
1 132 (13.29%) Finance
2 53 (5.34%) Banking
3 41 (4.13%) Retail
4 26 (2.62%) Back Office
5 25 (2.52%) Marketing
6 20 (2.01%) Electronics
6 20 (2.01%) Telecoms
7 19 (1.91%) Manufacturing
8 9 (0.91%) Retail Banking
9 8 (0.81%) Automotive
10 7 (0.70%) Military
11 4 (0.40%) Investment Banking
12 3 (0.30%) Advertising
12 3 (0.30%) Legal
13 2 (0.20%) Law
14 1 (0.10%) Financial Institution
14 1 (0.10%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 516 (51.96%) Developer
2 180 (18.13%) Analyst
3 108 (10.88%) SQL Developer
4 103 (10.37%) .NET Developer
5 66 (6.65%) Java Developer
6 61 (6.14%) DBA
7 58 (5.84%) Architect
8 50 (5.04%) Oracle Developer
9 45 (4.53%) Consultant
10 40 (4.03%) Data Analyst
11 38 (3.83%) Senior Developer
12 34 (3.42%) C# Developer
12 34 (3.42%) SQL DBA
12 34 (3.42%) Database Developer
13 32 (3.22%) Business Analyst
14 29 (2.92%) C# .NET Developer
15 28 (2.82%) Administrator
16 26 (2.62%) Programmer
17 25 (2.52%) Information Analyst
17 25 (2.52%) Business Intelligence Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 258 (25.98%) .NET
2 126 (12.69%) HTML
2 126 (12.69%) ASP.NET
3 93 (9.37%) CSS
4 86 (8.66%) Web Services
5 80 (8.06%) XML
6 79 (7.96%) ASP.NET MVC
7 76 (7.65%) jQuery
8 49 (4.93%) Hibernate
9 44 (4.43%) ASP.NET MVC 4
10 42 (4.23%) J2EE
10 42 (4.23%) Spring
11 36 (3.63%) HTML5
12 33 (3.32%) .NET Framework
13 27 (2.72%) Ajax
13 27 (2.72%) WCF
13 27 (2.72%) RESTful
14 19 (1.91%) JDBC
15 18 (1.81%) JSP
16 17 (1.71%) ASP.NET MVC 3
Miscellaneous
1 48 (4.83%) Analytical Skills
2 35 (3.52%) NHS
3 32 (3.22%) Open Source
4 31 (3.12%) Clustering
5 24 (2.42%) Data Integration
6 22 (2.22%) Management Information System
7 14 (1.41%) Computer Science
8 12 (1.21%) Data Structures
8 12 (1.21%) DTV
9 11 (1.11%) N-Tier
9 11 (1.11%) Mobile App
9 11 (1.11%) Data Extraction
10 8 (0.81%) Reference Data
10 8 (0.81%) Replication
11 7 (0.70%) Mathematics
12 6 (0.60%) Physics
12 6 (0.60%) Mainframe
13 5 (0.50%) Blackberry
13 5 (0.50%) Visualisation
13 5 (0.50%) Linked Data
Operating Systems
1 126 (12.69%) Windows
2 100 (10.07%) Linux
3 81 (8.16%) UNIX
4 33 (3.32%) Windows Server 2003
5 22 (2.22%) Windows Server 2008
6 20 (2.01%) Windows 7
7 17 (1.71%) CentOS
8 15 (1.51%) Windows XP
9 14 (1.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 12 (1.21%) zOS
11 10 (1.01%) Windows Server 2012
12 7 (0.70%) VMS
13 6 (0.60%) Apple iOS
13 6 (0.60%) AIX
13 6 (0.60%) Debian
14 5 (0.50%) Windows 2000 Server
14 5 (0.50%) Ubuntu
15 3 (0.30%) Windows NT
15 3 (0.30%) Solaris
15 3 (0.30%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 199 (20.04%) Agile Software Development
2 134 (13.49%) Business Intelligence
3 101 (10.17%) Scrum
4 96 (9.67%) Migration
5 88 (8.86%) ETL
6 87 (8.76%) MVC
7 77 (7.75%) Continuous Integration
8 64 (6.45%) Unit Testing
9 59 (5.94%) Software Engineering
10 58 (5.84%) Data Migration
11 55 (5.54%) Automated Testing
12 52 (5.24%) TDD
13 49 (4.93%) OO
14 48 (4.83%) Data Analysis
15 44 (4.43%) ITIL
16 42 (4.23%) Data Modelling
17 39 (3.93%) CRM
18 38 (3.83%) Test Scripting
19 37 (3.73%) BDD
20 34 (3.42%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 203 (20.44%) C#
2 192 (19.34%) Java
3 154 (15.51%) T-SQL
4 145 (14.60%) PL/SQL
5 132 (13.29%) JavaScript
6 54 (5.44%) PHP
7 49 (4.93%) VB.NET
8 38 (3.83%) C++
9 37 (3.73%) VBA
10 36 (3.63%) Perl
11 35 (3.52%) VB
12 34 (3.42%) Bash Shell
13 32 (3.22%) Python
14 19 (1.91%) Ruby
15 15 (1.51%) C
16 13 (1.31%) Shell Script
17 11 (1.11%) Scala
18 10 (1.01%) Delphi
19 8 (0.81%) Korn
19 8 (0.81%) CFML
Qualifications
1 193 (19.44%) Security Cleared
2 101 (10.17%) SC Cleared
3 69 (6.95%) DV Cleared
4 22 (2.22%) Degree
4 22 (2.22%) ISEB
5 16 (1.61%) Microsoft Certification
6 12 (1.21%) MCSE
7 11 (1.11%) Cisco Certification
8 9 (0.91%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 9 (0.91%) ISTQB
9 7 (0.70%) HND
10 6 (0.60%) MCITP
11 4 (0.40%) MCDBA
11 4 (0.40%) CCNA
12 3 (0.30%) Siebel Certification
12 3 (0.30%) MCSA
12 3 (0.30%) MCP
12 3 (0.30%) BC Cleared
13 2 (0.20%) CTC Cleared
13 2 (0.20%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (2.11%) QA
2 8 (0.81%) SLA
3 7 (0.70%) ISO 14001
3 7 (0.70%) ISO 9001
4 4 (0.40%) JSP 440
4 4 (0.40%) Data Quality
5 3 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.20%) HL7
6 2 (0.20%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.10%) JTAG
System Software
1 62 (6.24%) Active Directory
2 32 (3.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (1.71%) Hyper-V
4 10 (1.01%) XenApp
5 8 (0.81%) vSphere
5 8 (0.81%) Shibboleth
5 8 (0.81%) NFS
6 7 (0.70%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 6 (0.60%) Oracle RAC
7 6 (0.60%) XenServer
7 6 (0.60%) Postfix
8 5 (0.50%) Oracle RMAN
8 5 (0.50%) Samba
9 4 (0.40%) VMware ESX
10 2 (0.20%) XenDesktop
10 2 (0.20%) Kerio MailServer
10 2 (0.20%) ISA Server
11 1 (0.10%) Snort
11 1 (0.10%) Terminal Services
11 1 (0.10%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 15 (1.51%) SCCM
2 10 (1.01%) Puppet
3 7 (0.70%) WSUS
4 6 (0.60%) Data Guard
5 5 (0.50%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 5 (0.50%) ZABBIX
5 5 (0.50%) SCOM
6 4 (0.40%) Salt
6 4 (0.40%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (0.20%) NSN NetAct
7 2 (0.20%) HP Quality Center
7 2 (0.20%) Nagios
8 1 (0.10%) NetBackup
8 1 (0.10%) Nessus
8 1 (0.10%) Netcool
8 1 (0.10%) Tivoli
8 1 (0.10%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 1 (0.10%) McAfee ePO
8 1 (0.10%) CA Wily
8 1 (0.10%) Oracle EDQ
Vendors
1 238 (23.97%) Oracle
2 224 (22.56%) Microsoft
3 57 (5.74%) Business Objects
4 44 (4.43%) VMware
5 37 (3.73%) SAP
6 29 (2.92%) IBM
7 28 (2.82%) Teradata
8 24 (2.42%) Citrix
9 16 (1.61%) Zend
9 16 (1.61%) Cisco
10 14 (1.41%) Red Hat
11 13 (1.31%) Informatica
11 13 (1.31%) Sun
12 12 (1.21%) Google
13 11 (1.11%) Lotus
14 10 (1.01%) Tableau
14 10 (1.01%) HP
15 9 (0.91%) Infoflex
15 9 (0.91%) Siebel
16 7 (0.70%) Open Text
Bath
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
Gloucestershire
Computer Futures
Rate: £280 - £350 per day + competitive
Posted: 12 hours ago
Bournemouth
Church International
Rate: £34k - £38k per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
Swindon
KDR Recruitment
Rate: £400 - £550 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
Gloucestershire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Cornwall
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Cheltenham
Computer Futures
Rate: £280 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Blue Personnel
Rate: From £500 to £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bath, Avon
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Unspecified £36 per hour or £270 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Cheltenham
CLIENT SERVER
Rate: £400 to £450 p/day
Posted: Yesterday
Gloucester
People Source
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Gloucestershire
TRG
Rate: 300-400 Per Day 300-400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
South West England
Real Staffing
Rate: £350 - £420 per day + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Gloucestershire
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
South West England
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Wiltshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Up to £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
ISL
Rate: £100 - £180 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Swindon
Nationwide Building Society
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Posted: 3 days ago