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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Structured Query Language (SQL)
Rank 5 3 7
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +4
Contract jobs citing SQL 5 6 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in St Albans 22.73% 25.00% 15.15%
As % of the Programming Languages category 50.00% 85.71% 41.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 5
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£450 £225 £401
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+100.00% -43.82%
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 £22.50 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-29.68% +16.36%
SQL
Hertfordshire

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
10 7 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in St Albans 45.45% 29.17% 36.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 10
Average daily rate £450 £225 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+100.00% -43.75%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £36.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +2.85%

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
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 22 May 2015, 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 14 (70.00%) Microsoft
1 14 (70.00%) Analytics
2 13 (65.00%) Data Warehouse
3 12 (60.00%) Performance Tuning
4 11 (55.00%) MS Excel
4 11 (55.00%) Finance
4 11 (55.00%) Requirements Analysis
5 10 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (50.00%) QlikView
5 10 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 10 (50.00%) Visualisation
5 10 (50.00%) Tableau
5 10 (50.00%) Oracle Financials
5 10 (50.00%) ERP
5 10 (50.00%) ETL
5 10 (50.00%) Oracle
5 10 (50.00%) SAP
5 10 (50.00%) Oracle Payables
6 7 (35.00%) Snowflake Schema
7 6 (30.00%) Star Schema
7 6 (30.00%) Project Management
7 6 (30.00%) Test Strategy
7 6 (30.00%) QA
7 6 (30.00%) Coaching
8 5 (25.00%) SQL Server
9 2 (10.00%) Wi-Fi
9 2 (10.00%) Replication
9 2 (10.00%) VLE
9 2 (10.00%) Degree
9 2 (10.00%) Strategic Planning

SQL
Top Related IT Skills in St Albans by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 2 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (10.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (5.00%) SAS
Applications
1 11 (55.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (10.00%) MS Office
3 1 (5.00%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 10 (50.00%) Oracle Financials
1 10 (50.00%) Oracle Payables
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.00%) Wi-Fi
1 2 (10.00%) LAN
1 2 (10.00%) WAN
1 2 (10.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (65.00%) Data Warehouse
2 10 (50.00%) QlikView
3 7 (35.00%) Snowflake Schema
4 6 (30.00%) Star Schema
5 5 (25.00%) SQL Server
6 2 (10.00%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 11 (55.00%) Finance
2 1 (5.00%) Retail
2 1 (5.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 14 (70.00%) Developer
2 8 (40.00%) SQL Developer
3 6 (30.00%) Team Leader
4 3 (15.00%) Lead Developer
4 3 (15.00%) Database Developer
5 2 (10.00%) Database Team Leader
5 2 (10.00%) SQL DBA
5 2 (10.00%) Network Manager
5 2 (10.00%) SQL Database Developer
5 2 (10.00%) DBA
6 1 (5.00%) Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) Senior Developer
6 1 (5.00%) 2nd Line Support
6 1 (5.00%) Administrator
6 1 (5.00%) Data Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) C# Developer
6 1 (5.00%) Senior Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) Network Support
6 1 (5.00%) Senior Data Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) Senior C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.00%) .NET
2 1 (5.00%) HTML
2 1 (5.00%) ASP.NET
2 1 (5.00%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 10 (50.00%) Visualisation
2 2 (10.00%) Replication
2 2 (10.00%) VLE
3 1 (5.00%) FMCG
3 1 (5.00%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 2 (10.00%) Apple iOS
1 2 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (10.00%) Windows 7
1 2 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 2 (10.00%) Mac OS X
1 2 (10.00%) Windows XP
1 2 (10.00%) Windows
1 2 (10.00%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (70.00%) Analytics
2 12 (60.00%) Performance Tuning
3 11 (55.00%) Requirements Analysis
4 10 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 10 (50.00%) ERP
4 10 (50.00%) ETL
5 6 (30.00%) Project Management
5 6 (30.00%) Test Strategy
5 6 (30.00%) Coaching
6 2 (10.00%) Strategic Planning
7 1 (5.00%) Campaign Management
7 1 (5.00%) Functional Programming
7 1 (5.00%) E-Commerce
7 1 (5.00%) Data Management
7 1 (5.00%) Technical Architecture
7 1 (5.00%) MVC
7 1 (5.00%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 2 (10.00%) T-SQL
2 1 (5.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 2 (10.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (30.00%) QA
System Software
1 2 (10.00%) XenServer
Vendors
1 14 (70.00%) Microsoft
2 10 (50.00%) Tableau
2 10 (50.00%) Oracle
2 10 (50.00%) SAP
3 2 (10.00%) Citrix
3 2 (10.00%) Apple