The table below looks at the statistics 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 30 June 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
30 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Structured Query Language (SQL)
Rank 5 5 4
Rank change year-on-year
0 -1
Contract jobs citing SQL 8479 7536 7221
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.11% 13.99% 14.68%
As % of the Programming Languages category 39.68% 37.25% 38.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 5634 4766 4264
Average daily rate
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£375 £375 £389
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -3.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 176 148 213
Average hourly rate £22.50 £30.00 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% +15.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £13.35 £12.67
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.20 £52.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.30 £30.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-23.60% +10.90%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Programming Languages Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
21370 20232 18670
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 38.09% 37.57% 37.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 14302 13111 11434
Average daily rate £400 £388 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 440 434 602
Average hourly rate £37.00 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.03 £17.00 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £52.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.45 £36.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+4.02% +5.88%

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 30 June 2015.

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 30 June 2015.

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 30 June 2015. 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
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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
Live
Job
Vacancies
England 0 7662 £375 - 3262
London 0 3658 £438 +2.94% 1266
South East 0 1259 £350 - 566
City of London -1 1042 £454 +0.83% 509
Yorkshire +2 616 £325 +4.00% 265
North West +1 524 £345 +7.81% 334
Scotland +2 489 £350 -0.33% 107
South West 0 486 £340 +3.03% 244
West Yorkshire 0 435 £325 +4.00% 190
East of England -3 406 £350 -1.75% 215
Leeds +2 319 £325 +2.36% 123
East Midlands +7 287 £315 -3.07% 111
West Midlands -1 280 £325 +4.83% 204
Surrey +4 237 £359 +3.98% 106
Hampshire -3 236 £335 -4.28% 118
Berkshire +1 215 £350 - 121
Edinburgh +6 213 £350 -4.10% 51
Manchester +2 202 £325 +4.00% 165
Buckinghamshire +3 168 £350 +1.44% 46
Glasgow +1 156 £350 -0.35% 30
Wales +2 146 £325 -7.40% 40
Cheshire +1 142 £350 +7.69% 87
Oxfordshire +8 127 £400 +21.21% 63
Hertfordshire -1 115 £350 +3.70% 73
Milton Keynes +4 114 £331 -9.86% 24
Bristol -3 107 £338 -3.57% 76
North East -4 107 £350 +33.97% 41
Nottinghamshire +8 103 £331 - 39
South Yorkshire +4 103 £303 +10.00% 26
South Wales -1 103 £325 -7.14% 34

SQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 June 2015, 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 4929 (30.14%) SQL Server
2 4238 (25.91%) Oracle
3 3771 (23.06%) Finance
4 3245 (19.84%) Agile Software Development
5 3225 (19.72%) .NET
6 3062 (18.72%) Microsoft
7 3001 (18.35%) Java
8 2758 (16.86%) C#
9 2419 (14.79%) Windows
10 2276 (13.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 2222 (13.59%) Business Intelligence
12 2202 (13.46%) JavaScript
13 2091 (12.79%) T-SQL
14 2076 (12.69%) UNIX
15 2033 (12.43%) PL/SQL
16 2017 (12.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 1966 (12.02%) Banking
18 1964 (12.01%) XML
19 1933 (11.82%) Data Warehouse
20 1877 (11.48%) HTML
21 1758 (10.75%) Linux
22 1757 (10.74%) ETL
23 1641 (10.03%) MS Excel
24 1511 (9.24%) Analytical Skills
25 1419 (8.68%) Web Services
26 1414 (8.65%) Migration
27 1408 (8.61%) ASP.NET
28 1346 (8.23%) CSS
29 1292 (7.90%) Oracle Database
30 1212 (7.41%) Data Modelling

SQL
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 June 2015, 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
1 885 (5.41%) SharePoint
2 639 (3.91%) IIS
3 420 (2.57%) SAS
4 375 (2.29%) Tomcat
5 327 (2.00%) Apache
6 316 (1.93%) WebLogic
7 282 (1.72%) WebSphere
8 278 (1.70%) MS Exchange
9 276 (1.69%) JBoss
10 206 (1.26%) BizTalk Server
11 183 (1.12%) CMS
12 143 (0.87%) Oracle Workflow
13 124 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2010
14 115 (0.70%) Lync
15 108 (0.66%) SharePoint 2013
16 103 (0.63%) SharePoint 2010
17 89 (0.54%) Node.js
18 73 (0.45%) Confluence
19 63 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2013
20 55 (0.34%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 1641 (10.03%) MS Excel
2 625 (3.82%) MS Office
3 207 (1.27%) MS PowerPoint
4 204 (1.25%) MS Visio
5 112 (0.68%) MS Project
6 108 (0.66%) PowerPivot
7 68 (0.42%) Spreadsheet
8 54 (0.33%) SPSS
9 39 (0.24%) Photoshop
10 27 (0.17%) InfoPath
11 10 (0.061%) AutoCAD
12 8 (0.049%) Siemens NX
12 8 (0.049%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 6 (0.037%) Maya
14 5 (0.031%) Adobe Illustrator
15 4 (0.024%) CATIA
15 4 (0.024%) Fireworks
16 3 (0.018%) HipChat
16 3 (0.018%) FastStats
16 3 (0.018%) GIMP
Business Applications
1 292 (1.79%) Dynamics CRM
2 245 (1.50%) Oracle EBS
3 178 (1.09%) Oracle EBS R12
4 119 (0.73%) Markit EDM
5 113 (0.69%) Oracle Applications
6 87 (0.53%) Oracle Payables
7 73 (0.45%) Oracle General Ledger
8 67 (0.41%) Dynamics AX
9 58 (0.35%) Oracle Financials
10 56 (0.34%) Agresso
11 54 (0.33%) Oracle Receivables
12 53 (0.32%) Oracle BPM
13 52 (0.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
14 45 (0.28%) Summit
15 44 (0.27%) Cognos Business Intelligence
16 40 (0.24%) Remedy ITSM
16 40 (0.24%) thinkFolio
17 31 (0.19%) Oracle 11i
18 27 (0.17%) Dynamics NAV
19 26 (0.16%) Oracle Assets
Cloud Services
1 256 (1.57%) Amazon AWS
2 175 (1.07%) Microsoft Azure
3 90 (0.55%) SaaS
4 69 (0.42%) Office 365
5 51 (0.31%) Google Analytics
6 49 (0.30%) GitHub
7 38 (0.23%) Cloud Computing
8 33 (0.20%) Amazon EC2
9 31 (0.19%) PaaS
10 25 (0.15%) IaaS
11 20 (0.12%) Amazon EMR
12 18 (0.11%) Amazon S3
12 18 (0.11%) Adobe Analytics
13 17 (0.10%) Yammer
14 15 (0.092%) Amazon Kinesis
15 12 (0.073%) Google Cloud Platform
16 11 (0.067%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 11 (0.067%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
16 11 (0.067%) Boomi
17 7 (0.043%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 371 (2.27%) SAN
2 350 (2.14%) Firewall
3 320 (1.96%) DNS
4 266 (1.63%) Internet
5 258 (1.58%) TCP/IP
6 226 (1.38%) HTTP
7 215 (1.31%) DHCP
8 189 (1.16%) LAN
9 157 (0.96%) WAN
10 133 (0.81%) LDAP
11 120 (0.73%) VPN
12 119 (0.73%) NAS
13 100 (0.61%) SSL
14 87 (0.53%) FTP
15 79 (0.48%) Intranet
16 78 (0.48%) Network Security
17 68 (0.42%) VLAN
18 63 (0.39%) 2G
18 63 (0.39%) 3G
19 62 (0.38%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4929 (30.14%) SQL Server
2 2276 (13.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2017 (12.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1933 (11.82%) Data Warehouse
5 1292 (7.90%) Oracle Database
6 1198 (7.32%) Relational Database
7 1135 (6.94%) SQL Server 2008
8 1062 (6.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 745 (4.56%) SQL Server 2012
10 694 (4.24%) MySQL
11 592 (3.62%) Oracle Database 11g
12 535 (3.27%) RDBMS
13 441 (2.70%) Oracle Reports
14 395 (2.42%) QlikView
15 378 (2.31%) DB2
15 378 (2.31%) SQL Server 2005
16 356 (2.18%) MS Access
17 324 (1.98%) Oracle Database 10g
18 307 (1.88%) MongoDB
19 293 (1.79%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 610 (3.73%) Visual Studio
2 568 (3.47%) Team Foundation Server
3 485 (2.97%) JIRA
4 472 (2.89%) Subversion
5 448 (2.74%) Git (software)
6 389 (2.38%) Selenium
7 353 (2.16%) Maven
8 329 (2.01%) Jenkins
9 288 (1.76%) Oracle Forms
10 275 (1.68%) JUnit
11 243 (1.49%) Ant
12 216 (1.32%) Eclipse
13 189 (1.16%) Toad
14 175 (1.07%) SoapUI
15 170 (1.04%) NUnit
16 143 (0.87%) Oracle APEX
16 143 (0.87%) Cucumber
17 130 (0.79%) TeamCity
18 124 (0.76%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
19 117 (0.72%) HP UFT
General
1 3771 (23.06%) Finance
2 1966 (12.02%) Banking
3 869 (5.31%) Investment Banking
4 617 (3.77%) Front Office
5 568 (3.47%) Retail
6 456 (2.79%) Telecoms
7 360 (2.20%) Marketing
8 277 (1.69%) Back Office
9 173 (1.06%) Legal
10 157 (0.96%) Manufacturing
10 157 (0.96%) Financial Institution
11 121 (0.74%) Advertising
12 107 (0.65%) Games
13 90 (0.55%) Law
14 85 (0.52%) Billing
15 71 (0.43%) Retail Banking
16 69 (0.42%) Publishing
17 64 (0.39%) General Ledger
18 61 (0.37%) Electronics
19 59 (0.36%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 7336 (44.85%) Developer
2 3794 (23.20%) Analyst
3 1365 (8.35%) SQL Developer
4 954 (5.83%) Java Developer
5 947 (5.79%) .NET Developer
6 825 (5.04%) Data Analyst
7 823 (5.03%) Business Analyst
8 806 (4.93%) DBA
9 738 (4.51%) Consultant
10 700 (4.28%) C# Developer
11 684 (4.18%) Architect
12 667 (4.08%) Senior Developer
13 643 (3.93%) Test Analyst
14 579 (3.54%) Business Intelligence Developer
15 567 (3.47%) Oracle Developer
16 560 (3.42%) SQL DBA
17 504 (3.08%) Support Analyst
18 470 (2.87%) Applications Support
19 415 (2.54%) Administrator
20 368 (2.25%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3225 (19.72%) .NET
2 1964 (12.01%) XML
3 1877 (11.48%) HTML
4 1419 (8.68%) Web Services
5 1408 (8.61%) ASP.NET
6 1346 (8.23%) CSS
7 862 (5.27%) jQuery
8 675 (4.13%) Spring
9 674 (4.12%) .NET Framework
10 651 (3.98%) J2EE
11 624 (3.82%) WCF
12 593 (3.63%) SOAP
13 478 (2.92%) HTML5
14 452 (2.76%) ASP.NET MVC
15 421 (2.57%) Hibernate
16 384 (2.35%) Ajax
17 380 (2.32%) RESTful
17 380 (2.32%) REST
18 342 (2.09%) JSON
19 341 (2.08%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 1511 (9.24%) Analytical Skills
2 579 (3.54%) NHS
3 409 (2.50%) Computer Science
4 374 (2.29%) Fixed Income
5 372 (2.27%) Derivative
6 349 (2.13%) Management Information System
7 327 (2.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 310 (1.90%) Clustering
9 293 (1.79%) Data Centre
10 239 (1.46%) Data Structures
11 235 (1.44%) Equities
12 227 (1.39%) Replication
12 227 (1.39%) Visualisation
13 226 (1.38%) Data Integration
14 173 (1.06%) Client/Server
15 169 (1.03%) Credit Risk
15 169 (1.03%) Enterprise Software
16 156 (0.95%) Data Extraction
17 147 (0.90%) Statistics
18 141 (0.86%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 2419 (14.79%) Windows
2 2076 (12.69%) UNIX
3 1758 (10.75%) Linux
4 659 (4.03%) Windows Server 2008
5 458 (2.80%) Windows Server 2003
6 401 (2.45%) Windows Server 2012
7 279 (1.71%) Windows 7
8 235 (1.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 228 (1.39%) Solaris
10 171 (1.05%) AIX
11 115 (0.70%) Windows XP
12 94 (0.57%) Android
13 78 (0.48%) Apple iOS
14 71 (0.43%) Windows 8
15 59 (0.36%) CentOS
16 43 (0.26%) Ubuntu
17 38 (0.23%) HPUX
18 36 (0.22%) Windows 2000 Server
19 35 (0.21%) Windows 2000
20 32 (0.20%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 3245 (19.84%) Agile Software Development
2 2222 (13.59%) Business Intelligence
3 1757 (10.74%) ETL
4 1414 (8.65%) Migration
5 1212 (7.41%) Data Modelling
6 1134 (6.93%) MVC
7 1110 (6.79%) TDD
8 1041 (6.37%) Scrum
9 943 (5.77%) SDLC
10 932 (5.70%) ITIL
11 927 (5.67%) Data Analysis
12 925 (5.66%) OO
13 778 (4.76%) CRM
14 739 (4.52%) Performance Tuning
15 698 (4.27%) Analytics
16 677 (4.14%) Data Migration
17 661 (4.04%) Project Management
18 637 (3.89%) Unit Testing
19 608 (3.72%) Continuous Integration
20 573 (3.50%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 3001 (18.35%) Java
2 2758 (16.86%) C#
3 2202 (13.46%) JavaScript
4 2091 (12.79%) T-SQL
5 2033 (12.43%) PL/SQL
6 743 (4.54%) VBA
7 693 (4.24%) Python
8 685 (4.19%) Perl
9 650 (3.97%) Shell Script
10 621 (3.80%) C++
11 500 (3.06%) PowerShell
12 483 (2.95%) VB
13 410 (2.51%) VB.NET
14 346 (2.12%) PHP
15 279 (1.71%) C
16 271 (1.66%) Ruby
17 208 (1.27%) Bash Shell
18 199 (1.22%) VBScript
19 135 (0.83%) Scala
20 117 (0.72%) R
Qualifications
1 1098 (6.71%) Security Cleared
2 946 (5.78%) Degree
3 725 (4.43%) SC Cleared
4 298 (1.82%) ISEB
5 292 (1.79%) Microsoft Certification
6 229 (1.40%) ISTQB
7 219 (1.34%) DV Cleared
8 132 (0.81%) MCSE
9 99 (0.61%) Cisco Certification
10 94 (0.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 76 (0.46%) CCNA
11 76 (0.46%) MCITP
12 70 (0.43%) ITIL Certification
13 67 (0.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 60 (0.37%) MCSA
15 53 (0.32%) MCTS
16 49 (0.30%) CISSP
17 45 (0.28%) CCNP
18 44 (0.27%) HND
19 42 (0.26%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 682 (4.17%) QA
2 217 (1.33%) SLA
3 193 (1.18%) Data Quality
4 53 (0.32%) Solvency II
5 39 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 37 (0.23%) HL7
7 29 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 29 (0.18%) ISO 9001
8 28 (0.17%) EMIR
9 25 (0.15%) PCI DSS
10 23 (0.14%) Dodd-Frank
11 19 (0.12%) GAAP
12 18 (0.11%) MiFID
13 16 (0.098%) FATCA
14 13 (0.079%) Basel III
15 10 (0.061%) ISO 14001
16 9 (0.055%) Basel II
17 8 (0.049%) COBIT
18 7 (0.043%) COREP
18 7 (0.043%) FINREP
System Software
1 819 (5.01%) Active Directory
2 499 (3.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 218 (1.33%) Hyper-V
4 169 (1.03%) vSphere
5 91 (0.56%) VMware ESX
6 89 (0.54%) XenApp
7 88 (0.54%) Oracle RAC
8 47 (0.29%) VMware ESXi
9 44 (0.27%) Xen
10 42 (0.26%) NFS
11 40 (0.24%) Microsoft App-V
11 40 (0.24%) XenDesktop
11 40 (0.24%) Docker
11 40 (0.24%) HDFS
12 30 (0.18%) XenServer
13 29 (0.18%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 25 (0.15%) vCloud
14 25 (0.15%) Apache Flume
15 22 (0.13%) ISA Server
16 18 (0.11%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 285 (1.74%) HP Quality Center
2 217 (1.33%) SCCM
3 164 (1.00%) Puppet
4 140 (0.86%) SCOM
5 106 (0.65%) Opscode Chef
6 95 (0.58%) Control-M
7 71 (0.43%) Oracle RMAN
8 60 (0.37%) Tivoli
9 56 (0.34%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 54 (0.33%) Backup Exec
11 51 (0.31%) Data Guard
12 48 (0.29%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 47 (0.29%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
14 44 (0.27%) McAfee ePO
15 43 (0.26%) ITRS Geneos
16 41 (0.25%) Nagios
17 38 (0.23%) Netcool
18 37 (0.23%) BladeLogic
18 37 (0.23%) Ansible
19 33 (0.20%) Graphite
Vendors
1 4238 (25.91%) Oracle
2 3062 (18.72%) Microsoft
3 884 (5.41%) VMware
4 540 (3.30%) HP
5 520 (3.18%) Business Objects
6 429 (2.62%) IBM
7 420 (2.57%) Citrix
8 407 (2.49%) Sybase
9 377 (2.31%) SAP
10 371 (2.27%) Informatica
11 299 (1.83%) Tableau
12 293 (1.79%) Cisco
13 275 (1.68%) Cognos
14 244 (1.49%) Red Hat
15 213 (1.30%) Teradata
16 161 (0.98%) NetApp
17 151 (0.92%) TIBCO
18 119 (0.73%) Sun
19 102 (0.62%) Google
20 100 (0.61%) Dell
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