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 April 2016 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Structured Query Language (SQL)
Rank 7 7 9
Rank change year-on-year
0 +2
Contract jobs citing SQL 404 451 432
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 13.79% 14.58% 13.51%
As % of the Programming Languages category 37.13% 38.78% 36.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 302 299 293
Average daily rate £370 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £283 £246
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £451 £441
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 21 4
Average hourly rate £38.75 £24.25 £29.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+59.79% -18.48%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £17.76 £17.19
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £37.00 £48.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £25.00 £32.63
% change year-on-year
-2.00% -23.37%
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
1088 1163 1190
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 37.13% 37.59% 37.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 651 715 735
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £290 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £473 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 110 67 60
Average hourly rate £42.25 £35.00 £38.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.71% -9.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.00 £20.19 £15.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £43.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £36.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -1.36%

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 April 2016.

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 April 2016.

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 April 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 £363 +3.57% 58
Wiltshire -1 70 £371 +6.07% 26
Gloucestershire -3 59 £375 -9.09% 36
Devon +13 40 £345 -2.81% 11
Dorset +13 33 £444 +31.48% 15
Somerset -6 33 £406 +23.10% 18
Cornwall +4 1 £200 -42.85% 3
SQL
England

SQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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.

1 300 (34.76%) SQL Server
2 203 (23.52%) Agile Software Development
3 199 (23.06%) Microsoft
4 194 (22.48%) .NET
5 192 (22.25%) Finance
6 188 (21.78%) HTML
7 178 (20.63%) C#
8 162 (18.77%) JavaScript
8 162 (18.77%) Business Intelligence
9 145 (16.80%) Java
10 140 (16.22%) CSS
11 134 (15.53%) Oracle
12 128 (14.83%) Data Warehouse
13 126 (14.60%) Security Cleared
14 117 (13.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 116 (13.44%) Windows
16 111 (12.86%) ETL
17 106 (12.28%) T-SQL
18 102 (11.82%) Analytical Skills
19 99 (11.47%) Migration
20 97 (11.24%) Scrum
21 89 (10.31%) ASP.NET
22 84 (9.73%) MS Excel
23 83 (9.62%) MVC
24 80 (9.27%) Relational Database
25 76 (8.81%) XML
26 73 (8.46%) OO
26 73 (8.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
27 72 (8.34%) Linux
28 71 (8.23%) SharePoint

SQL
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 71 (8.23%) SharePoint
2 41 (4.75%) IIS
3 38 (4.40%) Elasticsearch
4 29 (3.36%) Apache
5 27 (3.13%) WebSphere
6 25 (2.90%) Tomcat
7 21 (2.43%) SAS
8 19 (2.20%) MS Exchange
9 17 (1.97%) BizTalk Server
10 13 (1.51%) WebLogic
11 12 (1.39%) CICS
11 12 (1.39%) CMS
12 10 (1.16%) SharePoint 2010
12 10 (1.16%) SharePoint 2013
13 9 (1.04%) Confluence
13 9 (1.04%) Skype for Business
13 9 (1.04%) WebSphere Application Server
13 9 (1.04%) WebSphere Portal
14 8 (0.93%) Node.js
15 7 (0.81%) Mule
Applications
1 84 (9.73%) MS Excel
2 22 (2.55%) MS Office
3 13 (1.51%) InfoPath
4 6 (0.70%) SPSS
5 4 (0.46%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (0.46%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.12%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.12%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.12%) CATIA
6 1 (0.12%) MS Project
6 1 (0.12%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.12%) Revit
6 1 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 31 (3.59%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 11 (1.27%) Dynamics CRM
3 10 (1.16%) Oracle BPM
4 9 (1.04%) Oracle EBS
5 5 (0.58%) Dynamics NAV
5 5 (0.58%) Oracle Applications
5 5 (0.58%) Oracle EBS R12
6 4 (0.46%) Oracle Payables
6 4 (0.46%) Unit4 Business World
7 3 (0.35%) Oracle iProcurement
8 2 (0.23%) Oracle Cash Management
8 2 (0.23%) Oracle General Ledger
8 2 (0.23%) Oracle Payroll
8 2 (0.23%) Oracle Receivables
8 2 (0.23%) ResourceLink
8 2 (0.23%) Unica
8 2 (0.23%) WebTrends
9 1 (0.12%) Maximo
9 1 (0.12%) Oracle SCM
9 1 (0.12%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 38 (4.40%) Amazon AWS
2 24 (2.78%) Microsoft Azure
3 21 (2.43%) GitHub
3 21 (2.43%) Office 365
4 19 (2.20%) Amazon EC2
5 12 (1.39%) Amazon S3
6 7 (0.81%) Amazon Kinesis
6 7 (0.81%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 6 (0.70%) Cloud Computing
8 5 (0.58%) SaaS
9 3 (0.35%) Google Analytics
10 2 (0.23%) IaaS
10 2 (0.23%) Silverpop
11 1 (0.12%) Adobe Analytics
11 1 (0.12%) Amazon ElastiCache
11 1 (0.12%) Amazon SQS
11 1 (0.12%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
11 1 (0.12%) Pure360
11 1 (0.12%) Responsys
Communications & Networking
1 27 (3.13%) HTTP
2 18 (2.09%) DNS
3 16 (1.85%) SAN
4 15 (1.74%) DHCP
5 12 (1.39%) TCP/IP
6 9 (1.04%) VPN
7 7 (0.81%) Firewall
7 7 (0.81%) Kerberos
7 7 (0.81%) LAN
7 7 (0.81%) WAN
8 5 (0.58%) Internet
9 4 (0.46%) HTTPS
9 4 (0.46%) Intranet
9 4 (0.46%) Remote Desktop
9 4 (0.46%) SSL
9 4 (0.46%) VoIP
10 3 (0.35%) Network Security
11 2 (0.23%) Broadband
11 2 (0.23%) SSH
12 1 (0.12%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 300 (34.76%) SQL Server
2 128 (14.83%) Data Warehouse
3 117 (13.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 80 (9.27%) Relational Database
5 73 (8.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 59 (6.84%) SQL Server 2008
7 49 (5.68%) SQL Server 2012
8 47 (5.45%) NoSQL
9 44 (5.10%) BusinessObjects
10 42 (4.87%) Oracle Database
11 40 (4.63%) PostgreSQL
12 37 (4.29%) MongoDB
12 37 (4.29%) MySQL
13 32 (3.71%) RDBMS
14 30 (3.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 26 (3.01%) Oracle Database 11g
16 25 (2.90%) SQL Server 2005
17 23 (2.67%) DB2
17 23 (2.67%) MS Access
18 22 (2.55%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 71 (8.23%) Git (software)
2 54 (6.26%) Subversion
3 37 (4.29%) JIRA
4 33 (3.82%) Cucumber
5 26 (3.01%) Team Foundation Server
5 26 (3.01%) Visual Studio
6 25 (2.90%) JUnit
7 24 (2.78%) Jenkins
8 23 (2.67%) Capybara
8 23 (2.67%) Maven
9 22 (2.55%) Eclipse
10 19 (2.20%) Selenium
11 15 (1.74%) git-flow
11 15 (1.74%) RSpec
11 15 (1.74%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 12 (1.39%) Oracle Forms
12 12 (1.39%) WebDriver
13 10 (1.16%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 9 (1.04%) Bitbucket
14 9 (1.04%) SpecFlow
General
1 192 (22.25%) Finance
2 48 (5.56%) Manufacturing
3 42 (4.87%) Banking
4 40 (4.63%) Marketing
5 39 (4.52%) Telecoms
6 31 (3.59%) Electronics
7 13 (1.51%) Back Office
8 12 (1.39%) Games
9 9 (1.04%) Advertising
9 9 (1.04%) Retail
10 7 (0.81%) Pharmaceutical
11 6 (0.70%) Aerospace
12 5 (0.58%) Local Government
13 4 (0.46%) Billing
13 4 (0.46%) Military
13 4 (0.46%) Retail Banking
14 3 (0.35%) Investment Banking
15 2 (0.23%) Financial Institution
15 2 (0.23%) Legal
16 1 (0.12%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 485 (56.20%) Developer
2 134 (15.53%) Analyst
2 134 (15.53%) SQL Developer
3 78 (9.04%) .NET Developer
4 68 (7.88%) Java Developer
5 54 (6.26%) C# Developer
6 50 (5.79%) Consultant
7 44 (5.10%) Data Analyst
7 44 (5.10%) SSIS Developer
8 42 (4.87%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 40 (4.63%) DBA
10 37 (4.29%) Software Developer
11 36 (4.17%) C# .NET Developer
11 36 (4.17%) Senior Developer
12 31 (3.59%) Architect
13 28 (3.24%) SQL DBA
14 26 (3.01%) Business Analyst
14 26 (3.01%) Oracle Developer
14 26 (3.01%) SQL Server Developer
15 24 (2.78%) Business Intelligence Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 194 (22.48%) .NET
2 188 (21.78%) HTML
3 140 (16.22%) CSS
4 89 (10.31%) ASP.NET
5 76 (8.81%) XML
6 66 (7.65%) Web Services
7 59 (6.84%) Spring
8 55 (6.37%) jQuery
9 46 (5.33%) AngularJS
9 46 (5.33%) Hibernate
10 44 (5.10%) ASP.NET MVC
11 39 (4.52%) .NET Framework
12 32 (3.71%) WCF
13 31 (3.59%) HTML5
14 30 (3.48%) REST
15 25 (2.90%) JPA
16 22 (2.55%) ASP.NET Web API
16 22 (2.55%) JSP
17 21 (2.43%) Java EE
17 21 (2.43%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 102 (11.82%) Analytical Skills
2 32 (3.71%) Visualisation
3 29 (3.36%) Management Information System
4 25 (2.90%) Data Extraction
5 18 (2.09%) User Experience
6 17 (1.97%) NHS
7 14 (1.62%) Mobile App
7 14 (1.62%) Replication
8 13 (1.51%) Computer Science
9 11 (1.27%) Clustering
9 11 (1.27%) Data Centre
10 10 (1.16%) Mathematics
11 9 (1.04%) Statistics
11 9 (1.04%) Wiki
12 7 (0.81%) Algorithms
12 7 (0.81%) Data Integration
12 7 (0.81%) Mainframe
13 6 (0.70%) Cyberthreat
13 6 (0.70%) Data Structures
14 5 (0.58%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 116 (13.44%) Windows
2 72 (8.34%) Linux
3 59 (6.84%) Windows Server
4 57 (6.60%) Unix
5 24 (2.78%) Mac OS X
6 22 (2.55%) Windows Server 2012
7 20 (2.32%) Windows Server 2008
8 19 (2.20%) Windows Server 2003
9 17 (1.97%) Windows 7
10 11 (1.27%) Windows 10
11 10 (1.16%) AIX
12 8 (0.93%) Windows 8
13 7 (0.81%) zOS
14 6 (0.70%) Solaris
15 2 (0.23%) Apple iOS
16 1 (0.12%) CentOS
16 1 (0.12%) Embedded Linux
16 1 (0.12%) OS/400
16 1 (0.12%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 203 (23.52%) Agile Software Development
2 162 (18.77%) Business Intelligence
3 111 (12.86%) ETL
4 99 (11.47%) Migration
5 97 (11.24%) Scrum
6 83 (9.62%) MVC
7 73 (8.46%) OO
8 60 (6.95%) Data Migration
9 59 (6.84%) Data Modelling
10 55 (6.37%) Open Source
11 51 (5.91%) Software Engineering
12 49 (5.68%) Web Development
13 48 (5.56%) SDLC
14 47 (5.45%) TDD
15 46 (5.33%) Data Analysis
15 46 (5.33%) Programme Management
15 46 (5.33%) Unit Testing
16 39 (4.52%) OOD
17 38 (4.40%) Integration Testing
18 34 (3.94%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 178 (20.63%) C#
2 162 (18.77%) JavaScript
3 145 (16.80%) Java
4 106 (12.28%) T-SQL
5 63 (7.30%) PL/SQL
6 61 (7.07%) Python
7 56 (6.49%) PowerShell
8 50 (5.79%) Ruby
9 44 (5.10%) C++
10 35 (4.06%) VBA
11 26 (3.01%) Shell Script
12 24 (2.78%) PHP
12 24 (2.78%) Scala
13 22 (2.55%) C
14 17 (1.97%) R
15 16 (1.85%) VB
15 16 (1.85%) VBScript
16 15 (1.74%) VB.NET
16 15 (1.74%) VC++
17 14 (1.62%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 126 (14.60%) Security Cleared
2 54 (6.26%) SC Cleared
3 42 (4.87%) Degree
4 36 (4.17%) DV Cleared
5 19 (2.20%) ISEB
6 18 (2.09%) ISTQB
7 11 (1.27%) Microsoft Certification
8 8 (0.93%) MCITP
8 8 (0.93%) MCTS
9 7 (0.81%) MCAD
9 7 (0.81%) MCSD
10 6 (0.70%) BPSS Clearance
10 6 (0.70%) CCNA
10 6 (0.70%) Cisco Certification
11 3 (0.35%) ITIL Certification
12 2 (0.23%) PhD
13 1 (0.12%) CISSP
13 1 (0.12%) HND
13 1 (0.12%) MCSE
13 1 (0.12%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (4.75%) QA
2 11 (1.27%) Data Quality
3 10 (1.16%) Disclosure Scotland
4 9 (1.04%) SLA
5 4 (0.46%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 4 (0.46%) Solvency II
6 3 (0.35%) ISO 14001
6 3 (0.35%) ISO 9001
6 3 (0.35%) JSP 440
6 3 (0.35%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.12%) Basel II
7 1 (0.12%) HL7
7 1 (0.12%) SSAE 16
7 1 (0.12%) WCAG
System Software
1 58 (6.72%) Active Directory
2 25 (2.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (2.43%) vSphere
4 20 (2.32%) Hyper-V
5 7 (0.81%) XenDesktop
6 5 (0.58%) Oracle RAC
6 5 (0.58%) VMware ESX
6 5 (0.58%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (0.46%) XenApp
8 3 (0.35%) Firmware
9 2 (0.23%) Docker
10 1 (0.12%) Forefront TMG
10 1 (0.12%) RACF
Systems Management
1 33 (3.82%) SCCM
2 10 (1.16%) SCOM
3 8 (0.93%) Oracle RMAN
4 6 (0.70%) Data Guard
4 6 (0.70%) HP Quality Center
4 6 (0.70%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 6 (0.70%) ZABBIX
5 5 (0.58%) Kibana
6 4 (0.46%) AirWatch
6 4 (0.46%) Puppet
7 3 (0.35%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (0.23%) Ansible
8 2 (0.23%) Tivoli
8 2 (0.23%) WSUS
9 1 (0.12%) Cisco CUCM
9 1 (0.12%) Cisco UCCX
9 1 (0.12%) Control-M
9 1 (0.12%) DBAmp
9 1 (0.12%) NSN NetAct
9 1 (0.12%) Oracle Flashback
Vendors
1 199 (23.06%) Microsoft
2 134 (15.53%) Oracle
3 44 (5.10%) SAP
4 40 (4.63%) VMware
5 33 (3.82%) IBM
6 29 (3.36%) Teradata
7 15 (1.74%) Citrix
8 12 (1.39%) Tableau
9 11 (1.27%) Rally
10 10 (1.16%) Cisco
11 9 (1.04%) Cognos
11 9 (1.04%) HP
11 9 (1.04%) Salesforce.com
12 8 (0.93%) Apple
12 8 (0.93%) Informatica
12 8 (0.93%) Nintex
13 6 (0.70%) Twitter
14 5 (0.58%) Netezza
14 5 (0.58%) RedGate
15 4 (0.46%) Endeca
Gloucestershire
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Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
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Posted: Yesterday
South West England
CPS Group Limited
Rate: £275 - £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Swindon
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Posted: Yesterday
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Reed Technology
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
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Posted: 2 days ago
Plymouth, Devon
Connectus
Rate: £45 - £53 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
South West
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
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Rate: From £39,785 to £48,614 per annum
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Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
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Wiltshire
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Gloucestershire
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Exeter
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Exeter
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
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Bournemouth
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Lawrence Harvey
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Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
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Dorset
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £250.00 - £300.00 per day
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