The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Programming Languages category for the St Albans region.

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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Structured Query Language (SQL)
Rank 1 6 3
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -3
Contract jobs citing SQL 12 3 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in St Albans 46.15% 10.34% 31.25%
As % of the Programming Languages category 80.00% 42.86% 55.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 8
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£450 £415 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.43% +45.61%
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £26.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-5.66% +6.00%
Programming Languages Category
St Albans
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
15 7 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in St Albans 57.69% 24.14% 56.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 13
Average daily rate £450 £375 £319
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +17.64%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
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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 24 July 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 24 July 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 10 (55.56%) Linux
2 6 (33.33%) Service Delivery
2 6 (33.33%) Internet
2 6 (33.33%) Apache
2 6 (33.33%) Java
2 6 (33.33%) UNIX
2 6 (33.33%) DHCP
2 6 (33.33%) HTTP
2 6 (33.33%) DNS
2 6 (33.33%) CMS
2 6 (33.33%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (22.22%) Finance
3 4 (22.22%) L2TP
3 4 (22.22%) Project Management
3 4 (22.22%) ADSL
3 4 (22.22%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (22.22%) Python
3 4 (22.22%) Subversion
3 4 (22.22%) Bash Shell
3 4 (22.22%) Analytics
4 3 (16.67%) FreeRADIUS
4 3 (16.67%) Open Source
4 3 (16.67%) Requirements Analysis
4 3 (16.67%) MS Excel
4 3 (16.67%) Microsoft
5 2 (11.11%) ETL
5 2 (11.11%) T-SQL
5 2 (11.11%) SQL Server
5 2 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (11.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services

SQL
Top Related IT Skills in St Albans by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 (33.33%) Apache
1 6 (33.33%) CMS
Applications
1 3 (16.67%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 6 (33.33%) Internet
1 6 (33.33%) DHCP
1 6 (33.33%) HTTP
1 6 (33.33%) DNS
2 4 (22.22%) L2TP
2 4 (22.22%) ADSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (33.33%) PostgreSQL
2 4 (22.22%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (11.11%) SQL Server
3 2 (11.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (5.56%) Cognos Report Studio
4 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (5.56%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 4 (22.22%) Subversion
2 1 (5.56%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (22.22%) Finance
2 1 (5.56%) Legal
Job Titles
1 8 (44.44%) Administrator
2 6 (33.33%) Systems Administrator
3 5 (27.78%) Developer
4 4 (22.22%) Consultant
4 4 (22.22%) SQL Developer
5 3 (16.67%) Technical Consultant
6 2 (11.11%) Analyst
6 2 (11.11%) Technical Administrator
6 2 (11.11%) Linux Administrator
6 2 (11.11%) Information Analyst
7 1 (5.56%) Team Leader
7 1 (5.56%) Lead Project Manager
7 1 (5.56%) IT Technician
7 1 (5.56%) Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 3 (16.67%) Open Source
2 1 (5.56%) Informatics
2 1 (5.56%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 10 (55.56%) Linux
2 6 (33.33%) UNIX
3 1 (5.56%) Android
3 1 (5.56%) Windows 7
3 1 (5.56%) Windows XP
3 1 (5.56%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (33.33%) Service Delivery
2 4 (22.22%) Project Management
2 4 (22.22%) Analytics
3 3 (16.67%) Requirements Analysis
4 2 (11.11%) ETL
4 2 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (11.11%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (5.56%) Information Governance
5 1 (5.56%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (5.56%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (33.33%) Java
2 4 (22.22%) Python
2 4 (22.22%) Bash Shell
3 2 (11.11%) T-SQL
System Software
1 3 (16.67%) FreeRADIUS
2 1 (5.56%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 3 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.56%) Tableau
2 1 (5.56%) Cognos