The table below looks at the statistics for SQL skills in IT contracts advertised for the St Albans region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SQL over the 3 months to 18 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Structured Query Language (SQL)
Rank 1 5 4
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -1
Contract jobs citing SQL 16 7 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in St Albans 57.14% 15.91% 18.75%
As % of the Programming Languages category 84.21% 53.85% 33.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 6 3
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£368 £375 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.00% +31.57%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.90% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £23.13 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+12.43% -15.90%
SQL
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the St Albans region.

Programming Languages Category
St Albans
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
19 13 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in St Albans 67.86% 29.55% 56.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 6 7
Average daily rate £368 £375 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.00% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £350 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £440 £368
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
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 St Albans

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SQL across the St Albans region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

SQL Jobs Demand Trend in St Albans

SQL
Daily Rate Trend in St Albans

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SQL across the St Albans region.

SQL Daily Rate Trend in St Albans

SQL
Daily Rate Histogram in St Albans

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SQL across the St Albans region over the 3 months to 18 September 2014.

SQL Daily Rate Histogram in St Albans

SQL
Hourly Rate Trend in St Albans

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SQL across the St Albans region.

SQL Hourly Rate Trend in St Albans

SQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in St Albans

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the St Albans 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 11 (42.31%) Linux
2 9 (34.62%) Data Warehouse
3 8 (30.77%) Finance
4 7 (26.92%) DNS
4 7 (26.92%) DHCP
5 6 (23.08%) HTTP
5 6 (23.08%) Microsoft
5 6 (23.08%) Internet
5 6 (23.08%) Apache
5 6 (23.08%) Java
5 6 (23.08%) UNIX
5 6 (23.08%) Service Delivery
5 6 (23.08%) CMS
5 6 (23.08%) PostgreSQL
5 6 (23.08%) Analytics
6 5 (19.23%) SQL Server
7 4 (15.38%) Python
7 4 (15.38%) MS Excel
7 4 (15.38%) L2TP
7 4 (15.38%) Project Management
7 4 (15.38%) ADSL
7 4 (15.38%) Business Continuity
7 4 (15.38%) Data Analysis
7 4 (15.38%) Requirements Analysis
7 4 (15.38%) Subversion
7 4 (15.38%) Bash Shell
7 4 (15.38%) Data Governance
8 3 (11.54%) FreeRADIUS
8 3 (11.54%) SQL Server 2012
8 3 (11.54%) Performance Tuning

SQL
Top Related IT Skills in St Albans by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the St Albans 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 6 (23.08%) Apache
1 6 (23.08%) CMS
2 1 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (3.85%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (15.38%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 7 (26.92%) DHCP
1 7 (26.92%) DNS
2 6 (23.08%) Internet
2 6 (23.08%) HTTP
3 4 (15.38%) L2TP
3 4 (15.38%) ADSL
4 1 (3.85%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (34.62%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (23.08%) PostgreSQL
3 5 (19.23%) SQL Server
4 3 (11.54%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (7.69%) Snowflake Schema
6 1 (3.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (3.85%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 4 (15.38%) Subversion
General
1 8 (30.77%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (38.46%) Developer
2 8 (30.77%) Administrator
3 6 (23.08%) Systems Administrator
3 6 (23.08%) SQL Developer
4 4 (15.38%) Analyst
4 4 (15.38%) Consultant
5 3 (11.54%) Technical Consultant
5 3 (11.54%) Insight Analyst
6 2 (7.69%) Database Developer
6 2 (7.69%) Technical Administrator
6 2 (7.69%) Linux Administrator
7 1 (3.85%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 1 (3.85%) Lead Project Manager
7 1 (3.85%) IT Support
7 1 (3.85%) IT Technician
7 1 (3.85%) Team Leader
7 1 (3.85%) Project Manager
7 1 (3.85%) DBA
7 1 (3.85%) Support Analyst
7 1 (3.85%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (11.54%) .NET
2 1 (3.85%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.54%) Replication
1 3 (11.54%) Open Source
2 1 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.85%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 11 (42.31%) Linux
2 6 (23.08%) UNIX
3 2 (7.69%) Windows
3 2 (7.69%) Windows 7
4 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (3.85%) Windows XP
4 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (3.85%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (23.08%) Service Delivery
1 6 (23.08%) Analytics
2 4 (15.38%) Data Analysis
2 4 (15.38%) Requirements Analysis
2 4 (15.38%) Project Management
2 4 (15.38%) Business Continuity
2 4 (15.38%) Data Governance
3 3 (11.54%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (11.54%) ETL
3 3 (11.54%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (11.54%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (7.69%) Technical Architecture
4 2 (7.69%) Risk Management
5 1 (3.85%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (3.85%) ERP
5 1 (3.85%) Change Management
5 1 (3.85%) MVC
5 1 (3.85%) Performance Monitoring
5 1 (3.85%) Database Security
5 1 (3.85%) Infrastructure Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (23.08%) Java
2 4 (15.38%) Python
2 4 (15.38%) Bash Shell
3 2 (7.69%) T-SQL
4 1 (3.85%) C#
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.85%) Data Quality
System Software
1 3 (11.54%) FreeRADIUS
2 1 (3.85%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 6 (23.08%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.85%) Epicor
2 1 (3.85%) VMware
2 1 (3.85%) Tableau