The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had SQL Programmer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 24 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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
24 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
SQL Programmer
Rank 631 595 576
Rank change year-on-year
-36 -19
Contract jobs requiring a SQL Programmer 20 29 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.037% 0.054% 0.065%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.039% 0.057% 0.069%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 18 28
Median daily rate £400 £325 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -8.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £265 £266
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £583
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+20.83% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £45.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
50742 51291 50591
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.77% 94.73% 94.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 33107 31579 31273
Median daily rate £425 £400 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £570 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1472 2048 2133
Median hourly rate £18.00 £16.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £42.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -3.03%

SQL Programmer
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured SQL Programmer in the job title.

SQL Programmer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

SQL Programmer
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SQL Programmer within the UK.

SQL Programmer Daily Rate Trend in the UK

SQL Programmer
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SQL Programmer within the UK over the 3 months to 24 May 2016.

SQL Programmer Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

SQL Programmer
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SQL Programmer within the UK.

SQL Programmer Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

SQL Programmer
Top 17 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Programmer within the UK over the 3 months to 24 May 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -16 19 £419 +28.84% 7
South East -1 8 £450 +20.00% 2
Kent -13 6 - -
London -14 6 £438 +25.00% 5
North West -12 3 £338 -38.63%
Cheshire -6 2 £344 -37.50%
Warrington -15 2 £344 -37.50%
Buckinghamshire - 2 £450 - 2
Milton Keynes - 2 £450 - 1
Peterborough - 2 - -
East of England - 2 - -
Cambridgeshire - 2 - -
Scotland -5 1 £375 -
Edinburgh - 1 £375 -
Docklands, London - 1 - -
Cambridge - 1 - -
Manchester - 1 £325 -

SQL Programmer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 May 2016, SQL Programmer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring SQL Programmer in the job title.

1 38 (86.36%) SQL
2 18 (40.91%) Oracle
2 18 (40.91%) Finance
3 17 (38.64%) .NET
4 16 (36.36%) SQL Server
5 15 (34.09%) C#
5 15 (34.09%) PL/SQL
6 10 (22.73%) JavaScript
6 10 (22.73%) Unix
6 10 (22.73%) T-SQL
7 9 (20.45%) Banking
7 9 (20.45%) Web Services
7 9 (20.45%) XML
7 9 (20.45%) ASP.NET
7 9 (20.45%) Microsoft
8 8 (18.18%) DataStage
8 8 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
8 8 (18.18%) MVC
9 7 (15.91%) Software Engineering
9 7 (15.91%) SOAP
9 7 (15.91%) Java
9 7 (15.91%) Oracle Database
10 6 (13.64%) Oracle Database 11g
10 6 (13.64%) .NET Framework
10 6 (13.64%) Java SE
10 6 (13.64%) Multithreading
10 6 (13.64%) Project Management
10 6 (13.64%) IBM
10 6 (13.64%) Oracle Forms
10 6 (13.64%) ETL

SQL Programmer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 5 (11.36%) JBoss
2 4 (9.09%) Apache
2 4 (9.09%) Apache TomEE
2 4 (9.09%) Jetty
2 4 (9.09%) Tomcat
2 4 (9.09%) WebSphere
3 3 (6.82%) SAS
4 1 (2.27%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.27%) Skype for Business
4 1 (2.27%) WebLogic
Applications
1 3 (6.82%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.27%) MS Office
2 1 (2.27%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (2.27%) OpenText Process Suite
1 1 (2.27%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 4 (9.09%) GitHub
2 1 (2.27%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.27%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.27%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (36.36%) SQL Server
2 8 (18.18%) DataStage
3 7 (15.91%) Oracle Database
4 6 (13.64%) Oracle Database 11g
5 5 (11.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (9.09%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (4.55%) Data Mart
7 2 (4.55%) MS Access
7 2 (4.55%) Oracle Database 10g
7 2 (4.55%) Pentaho
7 2 (4.55%) Relational Database
7 2 (4.55%) SAS Enterprise Guide
8 1 (2.27%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (2.27%) Crystal Reports
8 1 (2.27%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (2.27%) RDBMS
8 1 (2.27%) SAS EBI
8 1 (2.27%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (2.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (2.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 6 (13.64%) Oracle Forms
2 5 (11.36%) Maven
3 4 (9.09%) Cucumber
3 4 (9.09%) Git (software)
3 4 (9.09%) GitLab
3 4 (9.09%) Jenkins
3 4 (9.09%) JMeter
3 4 (9.09%) Selenium
4 2 (4.55%) Eclipse
4 2 (4.55%) Subversion
5 1 (2.27%) Ant
5 1 (2.27%) JIRA
5 1 (2.27%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (2.27%) Toad
5 1 (2.27%) Visual Studio
5 1 (2.27%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 18 (40.91%) Finance
2 9 (20.45%) Banking
3 2 (4.55%) Retail
3 2 (4.55%) Retail Banking
4 1 (2.27%) Law
4 1 (2.27%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (38.64%) .NET
2 9 (20.45%) ASP.NET
2 9 (20.45%) Web Services
2 9 (20.45%) XML
3 7 (15.91%) SOAP
4 6 (13.64%) .NET Framework
4 6 (13.64%) Java SE
5 5 (11.36%) AngularJS
5 5 (11.36%) JMS
5 5 (11.36%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 4 (9.09%) ActiveMQ
6 4 (9.09%) Apache CXF
6 4 (9.09%) HornetQ
6 4 (9.09%) JAX-RS
6 4 (9.09%) JAX-WS
6 4 (9.09%) Memcached
6 4 (9.09%) Spring
6 4 (9.09%) XSD
6 4 (9.09%) XSLT
7 3 (6.82%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.36%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (9.09%) Inversion of Control
3 3 (6.82%) Data Integration
3 3 (6.82%) Performance Metrics
4 2 (4.55%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.27%) Data Structures
5 1 (2.27%) Equities
5 1 (2.27%) Mobile App
5 1 (2.27%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 10 (22.73%) Unix
2 4 (9.09%) Linux
3 1 (2.27%) Android
3 1 (2.27%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (18.18%) MVC
2 7 (15.91%) Software Engineering
3 6 (13.64%) ETL
3 6 (13.64%) Migration
3 6 (13.64%) Multithreading
3 6 (13.64%) Project Management
3 6 (13.64%) TDD
4 5 (11.36%) BDD
4 5 (11.36%) Continuous Delivery
4 5 (11.36%) Validation
5 4 (9.09%) AOP
5 4 (9.09%) Business Analysis
5 4 (9.09%) Concurrent Programming
5 4 (9.09%) Load Balancing
6 3 (6.82%) Waterfall
7 2 (4.55%) Business Development
7 2 (4.55%) System Testing
7 2 (4.55%) Unit Testing
7 2 (4.55%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 38 (86.36%) SQL
2 15 (34.09%) C#
2 15 (34.09%) PL/SQL
3 10 (22.73%) JavaScript
3 10 (22.73%) T-SQL
4 7 (15.91%) Java
5 5 (11.36%) Python
6 4 (9.09%) Shell Script
6 4 (9.09%) XPath
7 2 (4.55%) C++
8 1 (2.27%) C
8 1 (2.27%) COBOL
8 1 (2.27%) Jython
8 1 (2.27%) VB.NET
8 1 (2.27%) VBA
8 1 (2.27%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
Qualifications
1 3 (6.82%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.82%) Data Quality
2 1 (2.27%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 4 (9.09%) Puppet
Vendors
1 18 (40.91%) Oracle
2 9 (20.45%) Microsoft
3 6 (13.64%) IBM
4 2 (4.55%) Informatica
5 1 (2.27%) Cognos
5 1 (2.27%) iManage
5 1 (2.27%) Reuters
5 1 (2.27%) Tableau
5 1 (2.27%) Unisys
5 1 (2.27%) Xamarin