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 29 September 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
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
SQL Programmer
Rank 637 629 607
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -22
Contract jobs requiring a SQL Programmer 16 34 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.030% 0.059% 0.055%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.032% 0.062% 0.059%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 26 28
Median daily rate £355 £369 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.72% +13.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £316 £306 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £393 £500 £428
UK excluding London median daily rate £344 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
-1.78% +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £44.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.50 - -

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
50498 55077 54105
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.62% 94.96% 93.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 33021 35180 33066
Median daily rate £425 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1705 2088 2149
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-5.71% +6.06%

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 29 September 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 24 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 29 September 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 -2 15 £355 -3.72% 1
South West +15 3 £400 +52.38%
North West +11 3 £338 -25.00%
London -8 3 £368 -2.00% 1
West Midlands -33 3 £316 -4.75%
Telford - 3 £316 -
Shropshire - 3 £316 -
Surrey +10 2 £375 -
South East +9 2 £375 +7.14%
Manchester 0 2 £356 -20.83%
Swindon - 2 £363 -
Wiltshire - 2 £363 -
Woking - 2 £375 -
Yorkshire +11 1 £350 +3.70%
West Yorkshire +11 1 £350 +3.70%
Scotland +11 1 - -
Leeds +8 1 £350 +3.70%
Glasgow +3 1 - -
Croydon -11 1 £375 +7.91%
Warrington - 1 £338 -
Taunton - 1 £475 -
Docklands, London - 1 - -
Cheshire - 1 £338 -
Somerset - 1 £475 -

SQL Programmer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 September 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 30 (100.00%) SQL
2 18 (60.00%) Oracle
3 16 (53.33%) PL/SQL
4 14 (46.67%) Project Management
5 10 (33.33%) .NET
6 9 (30.00%) Oracle Forms
6 9 (30.00%) Oracle Database
7 8 (26.67%) Performance Metrics
7 8 (26.67%) Java
7 8 (26.67%) Finance
8 7 (23.33%) COBOL
8 7 (23.33%) SQL Server
8 7 (23.33%) Agile Software Development
8 7 (23.33%) Oracle Database 11g
9 6 (20.00%) Unit Testing
9 6 (20.00%) JavaScript
9 6 (20.00%) Waterfall
10 5 (16.67%) Microsoft
11 4 (13.33%) Shell Script
11 4 (13.33%) AS400
11 4 (13.33%) Perl
11 4 (13.33%) Web Services
11 4 (13.33%) Unix
11 4 (13.33%) ETL
11 4 (13.33%) QA
11 4 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
12 3 (10.00%) SDLC
12 3 (10.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
12 3 (10.00%) Process Improvement
12 3 (10.00%) Test Strategy

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 1 (3.33%) Apache Pig
1 1 (3.33%) Apache Spark
1 1 (3.33%) IIS
1 1 (3.33%) JBoss
1 1 (3.33%) K2 blackpearl
1 1 (3.33%) NServiceBus
1 1 (3.33%) SAS
1 1 (3.33%) SharePoint
1 1 (3.33%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (3.33%) MS Excel
1 1 (3.33%) MS Office
1 1 (3.33%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (3.33%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.33%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (30.00%) Oracle Database
2 7 (23.33%) Oracle Database 11g
2 7 (23.33%) SQL Server
3 3 (10.00%) Crystal Reports
4 2 (6.67%) BusinessObjects
4 2 (6.67%) DataStage
4 2 (6.67%) MySQL
4 2 (6.67%) Oracle Database 10g
4 2 (6.67%) Relational Database
4 2 (6.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (6.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (3.33%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (3.33%) Apache Hive
5 1 (3.33%) Hadoop
5 1 (3.33%) Impala
5 1 (3.33%) MongoDB
5 1 (3.33%) NoSQL
5 1 (3.33%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (3.33%) SAS Enterprise Guide
5 1 (3.33%) TKPROF
Development Applications
1 9 (30.00%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (3.33%) Eclipse
2 1 (3.33%) Git (software)
2 1 (3.33%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 8 (26.67%) Finance
2 2 (6.67%) Banking
3 1 (3.33%) Law
3 1 (3.33%) Legal
3 1 (3.33%) Retail
3 1 (3.33%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (33.33%) .NET
2 4 (13.33%) Web Services
3 3 (10.00%) .NET Framework
3 3 (10.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 3 (10.00%) CSS
3 3 (10.00%) HTML
3 3 (10.00%) J2EE
3 3 (10.00%) jQuery
3 3 (10.00%) SOAP
4 2 (6.67%) Java EE
4 2 (6.67%) WCF
4 2 (6.67%) XSLT
5 1 (3.33%) ASP.NET
5 1 (3.33%) Hibernate
5 1 (3.33%) jBPM
5 1 (3.33%) JPA
5 1 (3.33%) JSF
5 1 (3.33%) JSON
5 1 (3.33%) WF
5 1 (3.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (26.67%) Performance Metrics
2 4 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (13.33%) AS400
3 3 (10.00%) Mainframe
4 2 (6.67%) Data Integration
4 2 (6.67%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (3.33%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 4 (13.33%) Unix
2 1 (3.33%) Android
2 1 (3.33%) Apple iOS
2 1 (3.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (46.67%) Project Management
2 7 (23.33%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (20.00%) Unit Testing
3 6 (20.00%) Waterfall
4 4 (13.33%) ETL
5 3 (10.00%) CRM
5 3 (10.00%) MVC
5 3 (10.00%) OO
5 3 (10.00%) Process Improvement
5 3 (10.00%) RUP
5 3 (10.00%) SDLC
5 3 (10.00%) Test Strategy
6 2 (6.67%) Line Management
6 2 (6.67%) Migration
6 2 (6.67%) Scrum
6 2 (6.67%) Software Engineering
6 2 (6.67%) Web Design
7 1 (3.33%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (3.33%) TDD
7 1 (3.33%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 30 (100.00%) SQL
2 16 (53.33%) PL/SQL
3 8 (26.67%) Java
4 7 (23.33%) COBOL
5 6 (20.00%) JavaScript
6 4 (13.33%) Perl
6 4 (13.33%) Shell Script
7 3 (10.00%) C#
8 2 (6.67%) T-SQL
9 1 (3.33%) Python
9 1 (3.33%) Scala
Qualifications
1 1 (3.33%) Degree
1 1 (3.33%) SC Cleared
1 1 (3.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (13.33%) QA
2 1 (3.33%) Data Quality
2 1 (3.33%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (3.33%) Apache Flume
1 1 (3.33%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 1 (3.33%) Hadoop YARN
Vendors
1 18 (60.00%) Oracle
2 5 (16.67%) Microsoft
3 3 (10.00%) Informatica
3 3 (10.00%) Pega
3 3 (10.00%) webMethods
4 2 (6.67%) ICL
5 1 (3.33%) Cloudera
5 1 (3.33%) Cognos
5 1 (3.33%) iManage
5 1 (3.33%) Reuters
5 1 (3.33%) Unisys