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 28 August 2014 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
28 Aug 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 8073 7842 8525
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.51% 14.89% 14.73%
As % of the Programming Languages category 38.90% 38.39% 39.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 5135 4819 5063
Average daily rate
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£375 £376 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.13% +0.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 158 183 241
Average hourly rate £27.50 £26.40 £25.73
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £67.00 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £26.50 £27.00
% change year-on-year
-1.88% -1.85%

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
20752 20425 21371
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 37.29% 38.78% 36.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 13136 12842 12798
Average daily rate £388 £395 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.89% +5.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £255 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 415 566 761
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.25 £15.50 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £64.90 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 28 August 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
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statistics and historical trends)
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 7283 £375 -5.06% 2995
London +1 3677 £438 +0.57% 1192
South East 0 1178 £350 - 509
City of London 0 1026 £450 - 504
East of England +2 575 £363 +3.57% 229
Scotland +1 451 £350 - 137
North West 0 442 £323 +1.57% 324
South West -1 432 £350 +3.70% 243
Yorkshire 0 325 £320 +0.31% 215
West Midlands +3 299 £325 - 146
Surrey +4 253 £350 -4.10% 108
Hampshire -1 240 £358 +10.85% 97
West Yorkshire +2 234 £320 -1.53% 127
Berkshire -6 225 £365 +4.28% 101
Glasgow +1 194 £375 +12.35% 70
East Midlands 0 181 £325 +8.33% 98
Hertfordshire +1 170 £358 +10.00% 69
Manchester -3 167 £313 -3.84% 183
Buckinghamshire +3 146 £301 -14.14% 62
Cheshire 0 143 £325 +4.00% 79
Cambridgeshire +6 137 £325 -10.34% 76
Wales -2 130 £325 +10.16% 50
North East +7 122 £325 +8.33% 44
Bristol +4 121 £350 - 94
Edinburgh -4 116 £395 +12.85% 46
Leeds -1 115 £305 -6.15% 75
Essex +3 107 £390 +10.63% 27
South Wales 0 104 £325 +10.16% 40
Milton Keynes -5 90 £325 -7.14% 30
Birmingham +7 88 £350 -4.43% 46

SQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 4524 (29.12%) Oracle
2 4485 (28.87%) SQL Server
3 3523 (22.68%) Finance
4 3232 (20.80%) .NET
5 2849 (18.34%) C#
6 2720 (17.51%) Java
7 2597 (16.72%) Microsoft
8 2411 (15.52%) Windows
9 2019 (13.00%) PL/SQL
10 1970 (12.68%) XML
11 1963 (12.64%) UNIX
12 1952 (12.56%) T-SQL
13 1903 (12.25%) JavaScript
14 1861 (11.98%) Banking
15 1827 (11.76%) Business Intelligence
16 1758 (11.32%) HTML
17 1748 (11.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 1742 (11.21%) Linux
19 1666 (10.72%) Data Warehouse
20 1655 (10.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
21 1595 (10.27%) ETL
22 1491 (9.60%) MS Excel
22 1491 (9.60%) ASP.NET
23 1431 (9.21%) Oracle Database
24 1403 (9.03%) SQL Server 2008
25 1372 (8.83%) Agile Software Development
26 1361 (8.76%) Web Services
27 1276 (8.21%) CSS
28 1213 (7.81%) Relational Database
29 1179 (7.59%) Migration

SQL
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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
1 908 (5.84%) SharePoint
2 512 (3.30%) IIS
3 468 (3.01%) SAS
4 369 (2.38%) WebSphere
5 361 (2.32%) WebLogic
6 340 (2.19%) Apache
7 297 (1.91%) MS Exchange
8 278 (1.79%) Tomcat
9 205 (1.32%) SharePoint 2010
10 174 (1.12%) Oracle Workflow
11 173 (1.11%) CMS
12 157 (1.01%) BizTalk Server
13 142 (0.91%) Exchange Server 2010
14 115 (0.74%) SharePoint 2013
15 99 (0.64%) Node.js
16 90 (0.58%) WebSphere Application Server
17 85 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2003
18 80 (0.51%) SharePoint Server
19 78 (0.50%) MQSeries
20 72 (0.46%) Umbraco
Applications
1 1491 (9.60%) MS Excel
2 561 (3.61%) MS Office
3 153 (0.98%) MS Visio
4 143 (0.92%) MS PowerPoint
5 118 (0.76%) Spreadsheet
6 98 (0.63%) MS Project
7 78 (0.50%) InfoPath
8 73 (0.47%) PowerPivot
9 59 (0.38%) SPSS
10 20 (0.13%) Photoshop
11 11 (0.071%) FastStats
12 9 (0.058%) Mathematica
13 8 (0.051%) AutoCAD
14 6 (0.039%) Adobe Illustrator
15 4 (0.026%) Final Cut Pro
16 3 (0.019%) Stata
17 2 (0.013%) Mingle
17 2 (0.013%) Gephi
17 2 (0.013%) GIMP
17 2 (0.013%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 263 (1.69%) Dynamics CRM
2 236 (1.52%) Oracle EBS R12
3 232 (1.49%) Oracle EBS
4 173 (1.11%) Oracle Applications
5 155 (1.00%) Oracle Payables
6 146 (0.94%) Oracle General Ledger
7 137 (0.88%) Oracle Receivables
8 112 (0.72%) Markit EDM
9 105 (0.68%) Dynamics AX
10 90 (0.58%) Oracle Assets
11 79 (0.51%) Oracle Financials
12 63 (0.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
13 54 (0.35%) Cognos TM1
14 52 (0.33%) Agresso
15 48 (0.31%) Oracle CRM
16 47 (0.30%) Oracle Internet Expenses
17 45 (0.29%) Magento
17 45 (0.29%) Oracle 11i
18 44 (0.28%) RMDS
18 44 (0.28%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 163 (1.05%) Microsoft Azure
2 84 (0.54%) SaaS
3 66 (0.42%) Amazon AWS
4 47 (0.30%) PaaS
5 46 (0.30%) Office 365
6 34 (0.22%) Cloud Computing
7 33 (0.21%) Amazon EC2
8 21 (0.14%) Force.com
9 20 (0.13%) SuccessFactors
10 19 (0.12%) GitHub
11 10 (0.064%) Google App Engine
11 10 (0.064%) Amazon EMR
12 9 (0.058%) Amazon S3
12 9 (0.058%) Heroku
13 7 (0.045%) Amazon SQS
13 7 (0.045%) IBM SmartCloud
14 6 (0.039%) CloudFront
15 3 (0.019%) IaaS
15 3 (0.019%) Route 53
15 3 (0.019%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 429 (2.76%) SAN
2 358 (2.30%) Firewall
3 319 (2.05%) DNS
4 299 (1.92%) Internet
5 280 (1.80%) HTTP
6 278 (1.79%) TCP/IP
7 185 (1.19%) LDAP
8 176 (1.13%) DHCP
9 155 (1.00%) LAN
10 151 (0.97%) WAN
11 140 (0.90%) VPN
12 104 (0.67%) FTP
13 92 (0.59%) NAS
14 82 (0.53%) Intranet
15 67 (0.43%) SSL
16 59 (0.38%) Network Security
17 53 (0.34%) VoIP
18 51 (0.33%) IPsec
19 47 (0.30%) 3G
19 47 (0.30%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4485 (28.87%) SQL Server
2 1748 (11.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1666 (10.72%) Data Warehouse
4 1655 (10.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1431 (9.21%) Oracle Database
6 1403 (9.03%) SQL Server 2008
7 1213 (7.81%) Relational Database
8 824 (5.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 690 (4.44%) Oracle Database 11g
10 627 (4.04%) MySQL
11 587 (3.78%) SQL Server 2012
12 551 (3.55%) SQL Server 2005
13 487 (3.13%) Oracle Reports
14 462 (2.97%) RDBMS
15 395 (2.54%) Oracle Database 10g
16 336 (2.16%) QlikView
17 274 (1.76%) DB2
18 270 (1.74%) NoSQL
19 261 (1.68%) MS Access
20 246 (1.58%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 660 (4.25%) Visual Studio
2 537 (3.46%) Team Foundation Server
3 525 (3.38%) Subversion
4 471 (3.03%) Git (software)
5 425 (2.74%) Selenium
6 351 (2.26%) JIRA
7 338 (2.18%) Maven
8 285 (1.83%) Oracle Forms
9 275 (1.77%) JUnit
10 245 (1.58%) Jenkins
11 232 (1.49%) Eclipse
12 188 (1.21%) Toad
12 188 (1.21%) Cucumber
13 181 (1.17%) QuickTest Pro
14 179 (1.15%) TeamCity
15 146 (0.94%) Ant
16 120 (0.77%) WebDriver
17 119 (0.77%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
18 100 (0.64%) SoapUI
18 100 (0.64%) LoadRunner
General
1 3523 (22.68%) Finance
2 1861 (11.98%) Banking
3 794 (5.11%) Investment Banking
4 597 (3.84%) Front Office
5 501 (3.22%) Retail
6 432 (2.78%) Marketing
7 369 (2.38%) Telecoms
8 288 (1.85%) Back Office
9 254 (1.63%) Manufacturing
10 185 (1.19%) Financial Institution
11 155 (1.00%) Advertising
12 145 (0.93%) Legal
13 128 (0.82%) Games
14 94 (0.61%) Billing
15 83 (0.53%) Publishing
16 82 (0.53%) General Ledger
17 74 (0.48%) Pharmaceutical
18 68 (0.44%) Electronics
19 61 (0.39%) Retail Banking
20 60 (0.39%) Law
Job Titles
1 6762 (43.52%) Developer
2 3650 (23.49%) Analyst
3 1066 (6.86%) SQL Developer
4 1060 (6.82%) .NET Developer
5 903 (5.81%) Java Developer
6 841 (5.41%) DBA
7 829 (5.34%) Business Analyst
8 805 (5.18%) Consultant
9 722 (4.65%) Data Analyst
10 677 (4.36%) C# Developer
11 609 (3.92%) Test Analyst
12 604 (3.89%) Architect
13 531 (3.42%) SQL DBA
14 525 (3.38%) Senior Developer
15 480 (3.09%) Support Analyst
16 453 (2.92%) Business Intelligence Developer
17 449 (2.89%) Applications Support
18 404 (2.60%) Tester
19 388 (2.50%) Oracle Developer
19 388 (2.50%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3232 (20.80%) .NET
2 1970 (12.68%) XML
3 1758 (11.32%) HTML
4 1491 (9.60%) ASP.NET
5 1361 (8.76%) Web Services
6 1276 (8.21%) CSS
7 866 (5.57%) jQuery
8 766 (4.93%) Spring
9 676 (4.35%) WCF
10 636 (4.09%) .NET Framework
11 551 (3.55%) ASP.NET MVC
12 529 (3.40%) J2EE
13 489 (3.15%) Hibernate
14 456 (2.94%) JSON
15 449 (2.89%) SOAP
16 443 (2.85%) Ajax
17 439 (2.83%) REST
18 436 (2.81%) HTML5
19 350 (2.25%) XSLT
20 345 (2.22%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 477 (3.07%) NHS
2 386 (2.48%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 361 (2.32%) Computer Science
4 354 (2.28%) Derivative
5 351 (2.26%) Management Information System
6 348 (2.24%) Fixed Income
7 309 (1.99%) Clustering
8 308 (1.98%) Open Source
9 299 (1.92%) Replication
10 274 (1.76%) Data Integration
11 210 (1.35%) Credit Risk
12 192 (1.24%) Equities
13 189 (1.22%) Enterprise Software
14 175 (1.13%) Statistics
15 171 (1.10%) Mathematics
16 167 (1.07%) Visualisation
17 164 (1.06%) Market Risk
18 158 (1.02%) Mobile App
19 138 (0.89%) Data Extraction
20 123 (0.79%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 2411 (15.52%) Windows
2 1963 (12.64%) UNIX
3 1742 (11.21%) Linux
4 535 (3.44%) Windows Server 2008
5 428 (2.75%) Windows Server 2003
6 331 (2.13%) Solaris
7 261 (1.68%) Windows Server 2012
8 252 (1.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 222 (1.43%) Windows 7
10 162 (1.04%) Windows XP
11 141 (0.91%) AIX
12 114 (0.73%) Apple iOS
13 85 (0.55%) Android
14 54 (0.35%) HPUX
15 53 (0.34%) Oracle Linux
16 45 (0.29%) Windows 8
16 45 (0.29%) Ubuntu
17 42 (0.27%) CentOS
18 35 (0.23%) Windows 2000
19 34 (0.22%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 1827 (11.76%) Business Intelligence
2 1595 (10.27%) ETL
3 1372 (8.83%) Agile Software Development
4 1179 (7.59%) Migration
5 1138 (7.32%) MVC
6 1035 (6.66%) TDD
7 973 (6.26%) Data Modelling
8 942 (6.06%) Scrum
9 906 (5.83%) OO
10 811 (5.22%) Data Analysis
11 761 (4.90%) Performance Tuning
12 684 (4.40%) CRM
13 678 (4.36%) Unit Testing
14 639 (4.11%) Analytics
15 629 (4.05%) ITIL
16 622 (4.00%) Continuous Integration
17 579 (3.73%) Project Management
18 578 (3.72%) E-Commerce
19 566 (3.64%) Data Migration
20 529 (3.40%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 2849 (18.34%) C#
2 2720 (17.51%) Java
3 2019 (13.00%) PL/SQL
4 1952 (12.56%) T-SQL
5 1903 (12.25%) JavaScript
6 693 (4.46%) VBA
7 623 (4.01%) Python
8 621 (4.00%) Perl
9 592 (3.81%) C++
10 588 (3.78%) Shell Script
11 489 (3.15%) VB
12 474 (3.05%) VB.NET
13 426 (2.74%) PHP
14 386 (2.48%) PowerShell
15 268 (1.73%) Ruby
16 252 (1.62%) VBScript
17 251 (1.62%) C
18 177 (1.14%) Bash Shell
19 105 (0.68%) Scala
20 101 (0.65%) VB6
Qualifications
1 974 (6.27%) Security Cleared
2 882 (5.68%) Degree
3 733 (4.72%) SC Cleared
4 333 (2.14%) ISEB
5 308 (1.98%) Microsoft Certification
6 243 (1.56%) ISTQB
7 139 (0.89%) MCSE
8 130 (0.84%) DV Cleared
9 123 (0.79%) MCITP
10 109 (0.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 88 (0.57%) MCTS
12 85 (0.55%) ITIL Certification
13 65 (0.42%) Cisco Certification
14 58 (0.37%) CCNA
15 51 (0.33%) MCP
16 42 (0.27%) MCSA
17 32 (0.21%) MCDBA
18 30 (0.19%) Oracle Certification
18 30 (0.19%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
19 29 (0.19%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 839 (5.40%) QA
2 221 (1.42%) SLA
3 145 (0.93%) Data Quality
4 62 (0.40%) ISO 9001
5 56 (0.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 52 (0.33%) Basel III
7 37 (0.24%) EMIR
8 29 (0.19%) Dodd-Frank
9 27 (0.17%) PCI DSS
10 18 (0.12%) CRD IV
11 17 (0.11%) Solvency II
12 16 (0.10%) Basel II
13 15 (0.097%) HL7
14 14 (0.090%) ISO/IEC 27001
15 11 (0.071%) CDISC
15 11 (0.071%) FINREP
16 10 (0.064%) MiFID
17 9 (0.058%) ISO 14001
17 9 (0.058%) COREP
18 5 (0.032%) AIFMD
System Software
1 688 (4.43%) Active Directory
2 371 (2.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 210 (1.35%) Oracle RAC
4 149 (0.96%) Hyper-V
5 140 (0.90%) Oracle RMAN
6 133 (0.86%) vSphere
7 95 (0.61%) XenApp
8 79 (0.51%) VMware ESX
9 55 (0.35%) Microsoft App-V
10 46 (0.30%) XenServer
11 43 (0.28%) VMware ESXi
12 41 (0.26%) XenDesktop
13 40 (0.26%) ISA Server
14 39 (0.25%) NFS
15 21 (0.14%) Terminal Services
16 20 (0.13%) Xen
16 20 (0.13%) vCloud
16 20 (0.13%) KVM
17 15 (0.097%) Postfix
17 15 (0.097%) Samba
Systems Management
1 299 (1.92%) HP Quality Center
2 193 (1.24%) SCCM
3 149 (0.96%) Data Guard
4 127 (0.82%) Puppet
5 121 (0.78%) SCOM
6 96 (0.62%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 94 (0.61%) Tivoli
8 80 (0.51%) Control-M
9 78 (0.50%) Opscode Chef
10 45 (0.29%) Backup Exec
11 41 (0.26%) OpenView Configuration Management
12 37 (0.24%) WMI
13 35 (0.23%) Netcool
14 33 (0.21%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
15 30 (0.19%) Nagios
16 28 (0.18%) ITRS Geneos
17 26 (0.17%) McAfee ePO
18 24 (0.15%) Tivoli Storage Manager
19 23 (0.15%) NetBackup
20 22 (0.14%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 4524 (29.12%) Oracle
2 2597 (16.72%) Microsoft
3 697 (4.49%) VMware
4 548 (3.53%) HP
5 514 (3.31%) Business Objects
6 462 (2.97%) IBM
7 426 (2.74%) SAP
8 408 (2.63%) Sybase
9 402 (2.59%) Citrix
10 393 (2.53%) Informatica
11 292 (1.88%) Cognos
12 273 (1.76%) Red Hat
13 240 (1.54%) Cisco
14 197 (1.27%) Tableau
15 178 (1.15%) Teradata
16 173 (1.11%) JBoss
17 144 (0.93%) Google
18 143 (0.92%) Sun
19 137 (0.88%) NetApp
20 125 (0.80%) Salesforce.com
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