The first table below looks at the demand for SQL skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SQL over the 3 months to 23 April 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.

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
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Structured Query Language (SQL)
Rank 4 4 4
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Contract jobs citing SQL 8312 7223 8369
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.78% 14.90% 13.83%
As % of the Programming Languages category 39.81% 40.33% 39.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 5297 4334 4923
Average daily rate £375 £375 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -2.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 155 223 179
Average hourly rate £30.00 £26.98 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.21% +7.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £14.00 £12.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.00 £27.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+16.36% +10.00%
Programming Languages Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
20881 17909 21042
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 37.13% 36.95% 34.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 13542 11023 12441
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £255 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £561 £560
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 488 632 713
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £15.50 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £43.75 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.45 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+4.14% +2.94%

SQL
Jobs Demand Trend

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

SQL Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

SQL
Daily Rate Trend

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

SQL Daily Rate Trend in the UK

SQL
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SQL within the UK over the 3 months to 23 April 2014.

SQL Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

SQL
Hourly Rate Trend

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

SQL Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

SQL
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SQL within the UK over the 3 months to 23 April 2014.

SQL Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

SQL
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL within the UK over the 3 months to 23 April 2014. 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 each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Find
Job
Vacancies
England 0 7650 £375 -1.31% 1585
London +1 3773 £425 -5.55% 592
South East +1 1270 £330 -5.71% 299
City of London 0 1124 £450 -2.17% 186
East of England +1 515 £350 +16.66% 121
Yorkshire +2 508 £300 - 129
South West -2 451 £350 +7.69% 109
North West 0 423 £325 +8.33% 148
Scotland -1 389 £350 +1.44% 54
Berkshire -3 324 £330 -10.81% 65
West Yorkshire +1 323 £300 - 90
West Midlands -3 309 £320 -1.53% 93
Hampshire -2 283 £325 -7.14% 46
East Midlands +1 250 £300 - 66
Surrey +3 247 £350 - 69
Leeds +3 237 £300 - 59
Manchester 0 234 £325 +13.04% 87
Essex +5 172 £375 +36.36% 24
Buckinghamshire +2 147 £325 +14.53% 34
Glasgow 0 140 £325 -3.70% 18
Bristol 0 137 £331 +1.92% 29
Reading 0 136 £338 +3.84% 22
Edinburgh 0 135 £334 +5.95% 18
Hertfordshire +1 132 £325 -3.70% 32
North East +1 118 £270 -11.47% 24
Wiltshire -1 111 £355 +9.23% 19
Cheshire +4 105 £340 -2.85% 27
Tyne and Wear +1 104 £270 -22.85% 19
Newcastle upon Tyne -2 100 £270 -22.85% 17
Milton Keynes 0 97 £325 +20.37% 24

SQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 4814 (31.29%) SQL Server
2 4400 (28.60%) Oracle
3 3493 (22.70%) Finance
4 3432 (22.30%) .NET
5 2874 (18.68%) C#
6 2690 (17.48%) Microsoft
7 2530 (16.44%) Java
8 2464 (16.01%) Windows
9 2012 (13.08%) UNIX
10 1983 (12.89%) T-SQL
11 1910 (12.41%) PL/SQL
12 1906 (12.39%) Banking
13 1855 (12.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 1845 (11.99%) JavaScript
15 1817 (11.81%) Business Intelligence
16 1795 (11.67%) XML
17 1767 (11.48%) HTML
18 1704 (11.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
19 1662 (10.80%) Data Warehouse
20 1624 (10.55%) Linux
21 1514 (9.84%) MS Excel
22 1505 (9.78%) ASP.NET
23 1496 (9.72%) SQL Server 2008
24 1457 (9.47%) ETL
25 1436 (9.33%) Agile Software Development
26 1416 (9.20%) Oracle Database
27 1336 (8.68%) Web Services
28 1260 (8.19%) CSS
29 1154 (7.50%) Relational Database
30 1138 (7.40%) Migration

SQL
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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
1 936 (6.08%) SharePoint
2 522 (3.39%) IIS
3 361 (2.35%) SAS
4 345 (2.24%) WebLogic
5 340 (2.21%) MS Exchange
6 300 (1.95%) Apache
7 263 (1.71%) Tomcat
7 263 (1.71%) SharePoint 2010
8 251 (1.63%) WebSphere
9 197 (1.28%) CMS
10 151 (0.98%) Exchange Server 2010
11 148 (0.96%) BizTalk Server
12 147 (0.96%) Oracle Workflow
13 104 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2003
14 100 (0.65%) SharePoint 2013
15 96 (0.62%) SharePoint Server
16 81 (0.53%) Node.js
17 68 (0.44%) Oracle Coherence
18 67 (0.44%) WebSphere Application Server
19 64 (0.42%) MQSeries
Applications
1 1514 (9.84%) MS Excel
2 578 (3.76%) MS Office
3 184 (1.20%) MS PowerPoint
4 154 (1.00%) MS Visio
5 130 (0.84%) Spreadsheet
6 113 (0.73%) MS Project
7 88 (0.57%) InfoPath
8 75 (0.49%) PowerPivot
9 50 (0.32%) SPSS
10 24 (0.16%) Adobe Illustrator
11 13 (0.084%) AutoCAD
12 11 (0.071%) Mathematica
13 9 (0.058%) Photoshop
14 7 (0.045%) FastStats
15 5 (0.032%) Mingle
15 5 (0.032%) Windchill
15 5 (0.032%) CATIA
16 4 (0.026%) Stata
17 3 (0.019%) Fireworks
18 2 (0.013%) Pro/ENGINEER
Business Applications
1 235 (1.53%) Oracle EBS
2 196 (1.27%) Dynamics CRM
3 191 (1.24%) Oracle EBS R12
4 169 (1.10%) Oracle Applications
5 126 (0.82%) Oracle Payables
6 113 (0.73%) Oracle General Ledger
7 102 (0.66%) Markit EDM
8 100 (0.65%) Oracle Receivables
9 88 (0.57%) Oracle Financials
10 86 (0.56%) Magento
11 66 (0.43%) Oracle Assets
12 65 (0.42%) Oracle CRM
13 54 (0.35%) Dynamics AX
14 51 (0.33%) Oracle 11i
14 51 (0.33%) Agresso
15 50 (0.32%) RMDS
15 50 (0.32%) Cognos TM1
16 48 (0.31%) Oracle Cash Management
17 44 (0.29%) Oracle BPM
18 42 (0.27%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 116 (0.75%) Microsoft Azure
2 72 (0.47%) SaaS
3 48 (0.31%) Cloud Computing
4 38 (0.25%) Amazon AWS
5 28 (0.18%) Office 365
6 25 (0.16%) Amazon EC2
7 21 (0.14%) Force.com
8 9 (0.058%) IaaS
8 9 (0.058%) GitHub
9 6 (0.039%) PaaS
10 5 (0.032%) Google App Engine
10 5 (0.032%) Heroku
11 4 (0.026%) IBM SmartCloud
12 3 (0.019%) Amazon S3
13 2 (0.013%) Amazon SQS
13 2 (0.013%) MailChimp
13 2 (0.013%) Amazon EMR
14 1 (0.006%) Rackspace Cloud
14 1 (0.006%) Joyent
14 1 (0.006%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 334 (2.17%) SAN
2 311 (2.02%) Firewall
3 277 (1.80%) TCP/IP
4 243 (1.58%) DNS
4 243 (1.58%) Internet
5 213 (1.38%) HTTP
6 196 (1.27%) LAN
7 185 (1.20%) WAN
8 179 (1.16%) DHCP
9 134 (0.87%) LDAP
10 97 (0.63%) VPN
11 93 (0.60%) NAS
12 90 (0.58%) FTP
13 81 (0.53%) Intranet
14 52 (0.34%) SSL
14 52 (0.34%) Multicast
15 50 (0.32%) VoIP
16 42 (0.27%) VLAN
17 41 (0.27%) 3G
18 37 (0.24%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4814 (31.29%) SQL Server
2 1855 (12.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1704 (11.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1662 (10.80%) Data Warehouse
5 1496 (9.72%) SQL Server 2008
6 1416 (9.20%) Oracle Database
7 1154 (7.50%) Relational Database
8 881 (5.73%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 765 (4.97%) Oracle Database 11g
10 730 (4.74%) SQL Server 2005
11 579 (3.76%) MySQL
12 552 (3.59%) SQL Server 2012
13 504 (3.28%) RDBMS
14 457 (2.97%) Oracle Reports
15 430 (2.79%) Oracle Database 10g
16 345 (2.24%) MS Access
17 329 (2.14%) DB2
18 279 (1.81%) QlikView
19 264 (1.72%) OLAP
20 217 (1.41%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 676 (4.39%) Visual Studio
2 501 (3.26%) Subversion
3 454 (2.95%) Team Foundation Server
4 388 (2.52%) Selenium
5 335 (2.18%) Git (software)
6 315 (2.05%) JIRA
7 306 (1.99%) Maven
8 256 (1.66%) Oracle Forms
9 246 (1.60%) Jenkins
10 243 (1.58%) Eclipse
11 239 (1.55%) JUnit
12 208 (1.35%) Toad
13 184 (1.20%) Cucumber
14 179 (1.16%) Ant
15 159 (1.03%) TeamCity
16 154 (1.00%) QuickTest Pro
17 134 (0.87%) WebDriver
18 120 (0.78%) SoapUI
19 98 (0.64%) Hudson
20 89 (0.58%) Oracle APEX
General
1 3493 (22.70%) Finance
2 1906 (12.39%) Banking
3 882 (5.73%) Investment Banking
4 613 (3.98%) Front Office
5 499 (3.24%) Retail
6 407 (2.65%) Telecoms
7 361 (2.35%) Marketing
8 263 (1.71%) Back Office
9 176 (1.14%) Manufacturing
10 151 (0.98%) Legal
10 151 (0.98%) Financial Institution
11 108 (0.70%) Games
12 100 (0.65%) Advertising
13 86 (0.56%) Billing
14 83 (0.54%) Law
15 71 (0.46%) Retail Banking
16 70 (0.45%) Publishing
16 70 (0.45%) Pharmaceutical
17 56 (0.36%) German Language
18 50 (0.32%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 6769 (43.99%) Developer
2 3577 (23.25%) Analyst
3 1167 (7.58%) SQL Developer
4 1100 (7.15%) .NET Developer
5 993 (6.45%) DBA
6 845 (5.49%) Java Developer
7 825 (5.36%) Business Analyst
8 750 (4.87%) C# Developer
9 735 (4.78%) Consultant
10 633 (4.11%) SQL DBA
11 614 (3.99%) Data Analyst
12 579 (3.76%) Test Analyst
13 545 (3.54%) Architect
14 514 (3.34%) Senior Developer
15 445 (2.89%) Business Intelligence Developer
16 426 (2.77%) Administrator
17 424 (2.76%) C# .NET Developer
18 409 (2.66%) Applications Support
19 386 (2.51%) Tester
20 384 (2.50%) Oracle Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3432 (22.30%) .NET
2 1795 (11.67%) XML
3 1767 (11.48%) HTML
4 1505 (9.78%) ASP.NET
5 1336 (8.68%) Web Services
6 1260 (8.19%) CSS
7 958 (6.23%) jQuery
8 696 (4.52%) Spring
9 668 (4.34%) WCF
10 564 (3.67%) .NET Framework
11 523 (3.40%) J2EE
12 517 (3.36%) SOAP
13 506 (3.29%) Ajax
14 466 (3.03%) Hibernate
15 463 (3.01%) ASP.NET MVC
16 439 (2.85%) HTML5
17 422 (2.74%) JSON
18 391 (2.54%) WPF
19 375 (2.44%) XSLT
20 302 (1.96%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 637 (4.14%) NHS
2 493 (3.20%) Derivative
3 393 (2.55%) Clustering
4 368 (2.39%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 326 (2.12%) Computer Science
6 322 (2.09%) Replication
7 286 (1.86%) Management Information System
8 276 (1.79%) Fixed Income
9 247 (1.61%) Enterprise Software
10 232 (1.51%) Open Source
11 206 (1.34%) Equities
12 200 (1.30%) Credit Risk
13 179 (1.16%) Data Integration
14 149 (0.97%) Market Risk
15 132 (0.86%) Mathematics
16 126 (0.82%) Mobile App
17 121 (0.79%) N-Tier
18 120 (0.78%) Statistics
19 115 (0.75%) Visualisation
20 100 (0.65%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 2464 (16.01%) Windows
2 2012 (13.08%) UNIX
3 1624 (10.55%) Linux
4 529 (3.44%) Windows Server 2008
5 451 (2.93%) Windows Server 2003
6 448 (2.91%) Solaris
7 232 (1.51%) Windows 7
8 215 (1.40%) Windows XP
9 186 (1.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 179 (1.16%) Windows Server 2012
11 165 (1.07%) AIX
12 122 (0.79%) Apple iOS
13 67 (0.44%) Android
14 62 (0.40%) HPUX
15 38 (0.25%) Windows 2000 Server
16 36 (0.23%) Mac OS X
17 33 (0.21%) Windows 2000
18 29 (0.19%) Oracle Linux
19 27 (0.18%) Windows 8
20 26 (0.17%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 1817 (11.81%) Business Intelligence
2 1457 (9.47%) ETL
3 1436 (9.33%) Agile Software Development
4 1138 (7.40%) Migration
5 981 (6.38%) Data Modelling
6 965 (6.27%) MVC
7 959 (6.23%) OO
8 889 (5.78%) TDD
9 858 (5.58%) Scrum
10 765 (4.97%) Performance Tuning
11 719 (4.67%) Data Analysis
12 690 (4.48%) ITIL
13 620 (4.03%) CRM
14 588 (3.82%) Analytics
15 578 (3.76%) E-Commerce
16 556 (3.61%) Project Management
17 529 (3.44%) Unit Testing
18 525 (3.41%) Continuous Integration
19 521 (3.39%) User Acceptance Testing
20 520 (3.38%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 2874 (18.68%) C#
2 2530 (16.44%) Java
3 1983 (12.89%) T-SQL
4 1910 (12.41%) PL/SQL
5 1845 (11.99%) JavaScript
6 694 (4.51%) VBA
7 642 (4.17%) Perl
8 559 (3.63%) VB.NET
9 526 (3.42%) Python
10 523 (3.40%) Shell Script
11 514 (3.34%) C++
12 501 (3.26%) VB
13 469 (3.05%) PHP
14 309 (2.01%) PowerShell
15 289 (1.88%) Ruby
16 263 (1.71%) C
17 173 (1.12%) VBScript
18 129 (0.84%) Bash Shell
19 114 (0.74%) VB6
20 89 (0.58%) Scala
Qualifications
1 817 (5.31%) Security Cleared
2 811 (5.27%) Degree
3 582 (3.78%) SC Cleared
4 328 (2.13%) ISEB
5 298 (1.94%) Microsoft Certification
6 186 (1.21%) ISTQB
7 129 (0.84%) MCSE
8 124 (0.81%) DV Cleared
9 87 (0.57%) MCITP
10 79 (0.51%) ITIL Certification
11 57 (0.37%) MCTS
12 52 (0.34%) MCP
13 48 (0.31%) MCSA
14 46 (0.30%) Oracle Certification
15 39 (0.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 32 (0.21%) MCDBA
17 31 (0.20%) Cisco Certification
18 28 (0.18%) OCP
19 27 (0.18%) PhD
20 26 (0.17%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 709 (4.61%) QA
2 245 (1.59%) SLA
3 130 (0.84%) Data Quality
4 88 (0.57%) Basel III
5 73 (0.47%) ISO 9001
6 56 (0.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 44 (0.29%) Dodd-Frank
7 44 (0.29%) EMIR
8 40 (0.26%) CRD IV
9 31 (0.20%) HL7
10 28 (0.18%) FINREP
11 27 (0.18%) COREP
12 21 (0.14%) Solvency II
12 21 (0.14%) Basel II
13 14 (0.091%) TickIT
14 12 (0.078%) PCI DSS
15 9 (0.058%) GxP
16 7 (0.045%) ISO/IEC 27001
17 6 (0.039%) DICOM
18 5 (0.032%) FATCA
System Software
1 723 (4.70%) Active Directory
2 357 (2.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 210 (1.36%) Oracle RAC
4 164 (1.07%) Oracle RMAN
5 155 (1.01%) vSphere
6 125 (0.81%) Hyper-V
7 117 (0.76%) XenApp
8 99 (0.64%) VMware ESX
9 63 (0.41%) VMware ESXi
10 58 (0.38%) XenDesktop
11 45 (0.29%) Microsoft App-V
12 43 (0.28%) XenServer
13 40 (0.26%) NFS
14 21 (0.14%) SRDF
14 21 (0.14%) Terminal Services
15 17 (0.11%) ISA Server
16 16 (0.10%) Xen
16 16 (0.10%) Forefront TMG
16 16 (0.10%) vCloud
17 12 (0.078%) KVM
Systems Management
1 256 (1.66%) HP Quality Center
2 194 (1.26%) SCCM
3 155 (1.01%) Data Guard
4 131 (0.85%) SCOM
5 117 (0.76%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 101 (0.66%) Tivoli
7 90 (0.58%) Puppet
8 74 (0.48%) Control-M
9 57 (0.37%) Backup Exec
10 54 (0.35%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 46 (0.30%) WSUS
12 44 (0.29%) OpenView Configuration Management
13 42 (0.27%) Opscode Chef
14 38 (0.25%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
15 28 (0.18%) McAfee ePO
16 24 (0.16%) NetBackup
16 24 (0.16%) EMC NetWorker
17 23 (0.15%) Netcool
18 21 (0.14%) WMI
18 21 (0.14%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 4400 (28.60%) Oracle
2 2690 (17.48%) Microsoft
3 691 (4.49%) VMware
4 553 (3.59%) Business Objects
5 474 (3.08%) HP
6 433 (2.81%) IBM
7 416 (2.70%) Citrix
7 416 (2.70%) Sybase
8 389 (2.53%) SAP
9 349 (2.27%) Informatica
10 299 (1.94%) Cognos
11 250 (1.62%) Cisco
12 175 (1.14%) Red Hat
13 174 (1.13%) NetApp
14 169 (1.10%) JBoss
15 164 (1.07%) Teradata
16 134 (0.87%) TIBCO
17 131 (0.85%) EMC
18 116 (0.75%) Tableau
18 116 (0.75%) Sun
City, London
Venturi
Rate: £375 - £425 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: competitive daily rates
Posted: 11 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
City, London
Randstad Technologies
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City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £550 - £575 per day
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London
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: 12 hours ago
North London
Testing Circle Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
Chester, Cheshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £300 - £385 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £300.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £550 - £750 per annum + Negotiable
Posted: 12 hours ago
North West
TEKsystems
Rate: £300 - £325 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
Cambridgeshire
Proactive Appointments
Rate: Unspecified market rate
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
Aston Carter
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 13 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £100.00 - £150 per day + Mileage (Full) + Expenses
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Initi8 Recruitment
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City, London
Aston Carter
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City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
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London
Venturi
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
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