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 26 January 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Structured Query Language (SQL)
Rank 5 4 4
Rank change year-on-year
-1 0
Contract jobs citing SQL 7453 7178 6876
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.68% 14.75% 15.14%
As % of the Programming Languages category 38.69% 39.71% 39.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 4933 4488 4180
Average daily rate
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£380 £375 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% +2.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £240 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 178 164 226
Average hourly rate £28.00 £27.20 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -1.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.99 £13.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £40.00 £44.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 £27.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -1.81%

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
19262 18075 17375
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 37.94% 37.14% 38.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 12843 11406 10701
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 425 509 720
Average hourly rate £35.18 £34.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.45% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £13.65 £16.72
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.75 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -7.14%

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 26 January 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 26 January 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 26 January 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 -1 6689 £388 +3.33% 3292
London +1 3298 £425 -2.29% 1246
South East -3 1153 £350 +7.69% 576
City of London +1 955 £440 -2.22% 467
Scotland +1 491 £358 +2.30% 87
South West +1 484 £373 +14.61% 269
North West 0 445 £340 +13.33% 319
East of England -3 364 £350 - 245
Yorkshire -2 338 £325 - 267
Hampshire -3 283 £373 +14.61% 106
Berkshire -5 268 £375 +7.14% 128
West Midlands -3 263 £350 +14.75% 179
Edinburgh +6 252 £380 +16.92% 34
West Yorkshire -1 235 £330 +1.53% 189
Manchester 0 224 £339 +5.12% 182
Surrey +4 204 £350 +7.69% 104
East Midlands +4 192 £336 +5.90% 141
Leeds +1 157 £340 +4.61% 123
Wales +3 156 £350 +7.69% 81
Bristol 0 135 £400 +33.33% 97
Buckinghamshire -3 135 £363 +11.53% 54
South Wales +7 130 £350 +6.06% 71
Glasgow +1 124 £350 - 28
North East +2 115 £350 +40.00% 32
Cambridgeshire -5 114 £375 - 90
Hertfordshire +6 109 £350 -6.66% 56
Cheshire -1 90 £358 +14.40% 80
Gloucestershire +4 85 £428 +14.00% 51
Reading -8 82 £400 +14.28% 59
Cardiff +4 81 £350 +3.70% 39

SQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 4517 (28.49%) Oracle
2 4349 (27.44%) SQL Server
3 3465 (21.86%) Finance
4 3262 (20.58%) .NET
5 2990 (18.86%) Agile Software Development
6 2834 (17.88%) Microsoft
7 2781 (17.54%) C#
8 2747 (17.33%) Java
9 2449 (15.45%) Windows
10 2218 (13.99%) PL/SQL
11 2079 (13.12%) JavaScript
12 2048 (12.92%) UNIX
13 2000 (12.62%) HTML
14 1954 (12.33%) Business Intelligence
15 1870 (11.80%) T-SQL
15 1870 (11.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 1829 (11.54%) Banking
17 1816 (11.46%) Linux
18 1805 (11.39%) XML
19 1687 (10.64%) Data Warehouse
20 1641 (10.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
21 1545 (9.75%) ETL
22 1536 (9.69%) Analytical Skills
23 1491 (9.41%) MS Excel
24 1451 (9.15%) CSS
25 1426 (9.00%) ASP.NET
26 1424 (8.98%) Web Services
27 1337 (8.43%) Oracle Database
28 1291 (8.14%) Migration
29 1276 (8.05%) SQL Server 2008

SQL
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 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
1 898 (5.66%) SharePoint
2 558 (3.52%) IIS
3 506 (3.19%) SAS
4 348 (2.20%) Apache
5 332 (2.09%) MS Exchange
6 327 (2.06%) WebLogic
7 305 (1.92%) WebSphere
8 269 (1.70%) Tomcat
9 231 (1.46%) SharePoint 2010
10 227 (1.43%) CMS
11 209 (1.32%) JBoss
12 188 (1.19%) BizTalk Server
13 172 (1.09%) SharePoint 2013
14 165 (1.04%) Oracle Workflow
15 136 (0.86%) Exchange Server 2010
16 119 (0.75%) Lync
17 84 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2007
18 81 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2003
19 80 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2013
20 70 (0.44%) Node.js
Applications
1 1491 (9.41%) MS Excel
2 672 (4.24%) MS Office
3 194 (1.22%) MS Visio
4 162 (1.02%) MS PowerPoint
5 124 (0.78%) MS Project
6 103 (0.65%) Spreadsheet
7 71 (0.45%) SPSS
8 53 (0.33%) PowerPivot
9 38 (0.24%) InfoPath
10 21 (0.13%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 20 (0.13%) Photoshop
12 8 (0.050%) FastStats
13 7 (0.044%) ArcInfo
14 6 (0.038%) Mathematica
14 6 (0.038%) GIMP
14 6 (0.038%) Mingle
15 4 (0.025%) Stata
16 3 (0.019%) DOC1
16 3 (0.019%) Fireworks
17 2 (0.013%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 318 (2.01%) Dynamics CRM
2 231 (1.46%) Oracle EBS
3 196 (1.24%) Oracle EBS R12
4 160 (1.01%) Markit EDM
5 139 (0.88%) Oracle Applications
6 115 (0.73%) Dynamics AX
7 102 (0.64%) Agresso
8 98 (0.62%) Oracle Payables
9 84 (0.53%) Oracle General Ledger
10 83 (0.52%) Oracle Receivables
11 65 (0.41%) Oracle Financials
12 48 (0.30%) Oracle Assets
13 47 (0.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
14 46 (0.29%) Cognos Business Intelligence
15 42 (0.26%) Oracle Cash Management
16 37 (0.23%) Oracle BPM
17 34 (0.21%) Summit
18 31 (0.20%) Google Analytics
19 30 (0.19%) Oracle HRMS
19 30 (0.19%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 170 (1.07%) Microsoft Azure
2 101 (0.64%) Amazon AWS
3 78 (0.49%) SaaS
4 69 (0.44%) Cloud Computing
5 44 (0.28%) PaaS
6 43 (0.27%) Amazon EC2
7 35 (0.22%) GitHub
8 33 (0.21%) Office 365
9 22 (0.14%) Amazon S3
10 16 (0.10%) Force.com
11 14 (0.088%) Google Cloud Platform
12 11 (0.069%) IaaS
13 10 (0.063%) Heroku
14 8 (0.050%) Route 53
15 7 (0.044%) Google App Engine
16 6 (0.038%) Amazon ELB
17 5 (0.032%) SuccessFactors
17 5 (0.032%) OpenShift
18 4 (0.025%) Google Apps
19 3 (0.019%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 365 (2.30%) SAN
2 331 (2.09%) Firewall
3 326 (2.06%) DNS
4 269 (1.70%) Internet
5 257 (1.62%) HTTP
6 235 (1.48%) TCP/IP
7 188 (1.19%) DHCP
8 177 (1.12%) LAN
9 168 (1.06%) WAN
10 147 (0.93%) LDAP
11 115 (0.73%) NAS
12 113 (0.71%) VPN
13 109 (0.69%) SSL
14 108 (0.68%) Intranet
15 89 (0.56%) FTP
16 76 (0.48%) IPsec
17 69 (0.44%) Radio Access Network
18 64 (0.40%) VLAN
19 63 (0.40%) Network Security
20 57 (0.36%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4349 (27.44%) SQL Server
2 1870 (11.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1687 (10.64%) Data Warehouse
4 1641 (10.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1337 (8.43%) Oracle Database
6 1276 (8.05%) SQL Server 2008
7 1240 (7.82%) Relational Database
8 837 (5.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 663 (4.18%) MySQL
10 555 (3.50%) Oracle Database 11g
11 540 (3.41%) SQL Server 2012
12 516 (3.26%) RDBMS
13 463 (2.92%) Oracle Reports
14 422 (2.66%) SQL Server 2005
15 375 (2.37%) QlikView
16 363 (2.29%) Oracle Database 10g
17 327 (2.06%) DB2
18 306 (1.93%) MS Access
19 271 (1.71%) OLAP
20 263 (1.66%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 647 (4.08%) Visual Studio
2 572 (3.61%) Team Foundation Server
3 510 (3.22%) Subversion
4 447 (2.82%) Selenium
5 446 (2.81%) Git (software)
6 430 (2.71%) JIRA
7 317 (2.00%) Maven
8 278 (1.75%) JUnit
9 266 (1.68%) Jenkins
10 241 (1.52%) Eclipse
11 222 (1.40%) Toad
12 205 (1.29%) Oracle Forms
13 198 (1.25%) Ant
14 197 (1.24%) Cucumber
15 169 (1.07%) QuickTest Pro
16 154 (0.97%) Oracle APEX
17 152 (0.96%) NUnit
18 129 (0.81%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
19 113 (0.71%) WebDriver
20 103 (0.65%) JMeter
General
1 3465 (21.86%) Finance
2 1829 (11.54%) Banking
3 784 (4.95%) Investment Banking
4 661 (4.17%) Front Office
5 463 (2.92%) Retail
6 431 (2.72%) Telecoms
7 378 (2.38%) Marketing
8 257 (1.62%) Back Office
9 154 (0.97%) Legal
9 154 (0.97%) Advertising
10 142 (0.90%) Manufacturing
11 133 (0.84%) Financial Institution
12 128 (0.81%) Games
13 91 (0.57%) Publishing
14 66 (0.42%) Retail Banking
15 59 (0.37%) Billing
16 57 (0.36%) Electronics
17 55 (0.35%) Law
17 55 (0.35%) General Ledger
18 42 (0.26%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 6952 (43.86%) Developer
2 3496 (22.05%) Analyst
3 1109 (7.00%) SQL Developer
4 982 (6.19%) .NET Developer
5 909 (5.73%) Java Developer
6 870 (5.49%) Consultant
7 768 (4.84%) DBA
8 727 (4.59%) Business Analyst
9 709 (4.47%) Data Analyst
10 650 (4.10%) Architect
11 628 (3.96%) C# Developer
12 621 (3.92%) Senior Developer
13 530 (3.34%) Test Analyst
14 527 (3.32%) Support Analyst
15 516 (3.26%) SQL DBA
16 481 (3.03%) Applications Support
17 477 (3.01%) Oracle Developer
18 441 (2.78%) Business Intelligence Developer
19 387 (2.44%) Tester
20 364 (2.30%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3262 (20.58%) .NET
2 2000 (12.62%) HTML
3 1805 (11.39%) XML
4 1451 (9.15%) CSS
5 1426 (9.00%) ASP.NET
6 1424 (8.98%) Web Services
7 984 (6.21%) jQuery
8 719 (4.54%) Spring
9 664 (4.19%) WCF
10 608 (3.84%) .NET Framework
11 510 (3.22%) ASP.NET MVC
12 502 (3.17%) J2EE
13 480 (3.03%) Hibernate
14 466 (2.94%) HTML5
15 465 (2.93%) Ajax
16 460 (2.90%) SOAP
17 408 (2.57%) REST
18 370 (2.33%) XSLT
19 332 (2.09%) JSON
20 310 (1.96%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 1536 (9.69%) Analytical Skills
2 491 (3.10%) NHS
3 431 (2.72%) Computer Science
4 390 (2.46%) Derivative
5 379 (2.39%) Clustering
6 366 (2.31%) Fixed Income
7 347 (2.19%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 318 (2.01%) Management Information System
9 294 (1.85%) Open Source
10 291 (1.84%) Replication
11 279 (1.76%) Data Integration
12 223 (1.41%) Equities
13 218 (1.38%) Data Structures
14 204 (1.29%) Mathematics
15 200 (1.26%) Visualisation
16 182 (1.15%) Credit Risk
17 176 (1.11%) Enterprise Software
18 163 (1.03%) User Experience
19 154 (0.97%) Market Risk
20 146 (0.92%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 2449 (15.45%) Windows
2 2048 (12.92%) UNIX
3 1816 (11.46%) Linux
4 617 (3.89%) Windows Server 2008
5 488 (3.08%) Windows Server 2003
6 284 (1.79%) Windows 7
7 281 (1.77%) Windows Server 2012
8 237 (1.50%) Solaris
9 194 (1.22%) AIX
10 185 (1.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 159 (1.00%) Windows XP
12 110 (0.69%) Android
13 94 (0.59%) Apple iOS
14 67 (0.42%) Oracle Linux
14 67 (0.42%) CentOS
15 64 (0.40%) Mac OS X
16 57 (0.36%) Windows Vista
16 57 (0.36%) Windows 8
17 43 (0.27%) Ubuntu
18 36 (0.23%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 2990 (18.86%) Agile Software Development
2 1954 (12.33%) Business Intelligence
3 1545 (9.75%) ETL
4 1291 (8.14%) Migration
5 1194 (7.53%) MVC
6 1053 (6.64%) TDD
7 1038 (6.55%) Data Modelling
8 1019 (6.43%) Scrum
9 925 (5.84%) OO
10 759 (4.79%) Data Analysis
11 754 (4.76%) CRM
12 707 (4.46%) Performance Tuning
13 654 (4.13%) ITIL
14 643 (4.06%) Data Migration
15 641 (4.04%) Analytics
16 610 (3.85%) Continuous Integration
17 568 (3.58%) Project Management
18 544 (3.43%) User Acceptance Testing
19 519 (3.27%) Unit Testing
20 493 (3.11%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 2781 (17.54%) C#
2 2747 (17.33%) Java
3 2218 (13.99%) PL/SQL
4 2079 (13.12%) JavaScript
5 1870 (11.80%) T-SQL
6 744 (4.69%) VBA
7 650 (4.10%) Perl
8 646 (4.08%) Python
9 602 (3.80%) C++
10 584 (3.68%) Shell Script
11 500 (3.15%) VB
12 421 (2.66%) VB.NET
13 405 (2.55%) PHP
14 348 (2.20%) PowerShell
15 301 (1.90%) VBScript
16 297 (1.87%) C
17 282 (1.78%) Ruby
18 188 (1.19%) Bash Shell
19 111 (0.70%) VB6
20 96 (0.61%) Scala
Qualifications
1 1167 (7.36%) Security Cleared
2 890 (5.61%) Degree
3 786 (4.96%) SC Cleared
4 290 (1.83%) ISEB
5 268 (1.69%) Microsoft Certification
6 223 (1.41%) DV Cleared
7 150 (0.95%) ISTQB
8 129 (0.81%) MCSE
9 84 (0.53%) MCITP
10 77 (0.49%) Cisco Certification
11 70 (0.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 69 (0.44%) MCTS
13 66 (0.42%) ITIL Certification
14 52 (0.33%) CCNA
15 50 (0.32%) Sun Certification
16 46 (0.29%) MCP
17 45 (0.28%) HND
18 40 (0.25%) MCSA
19 32 (0.20%) Oracle Certification
20 31 (0.20%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 799 (5.04%) QA
2 178 (1.12%) SLA
3 146 (0.92%) Data Quality
4 58 (0.37%) ISO 9001
5 32 (0.20%) PCI DSS
6 23 (0.15%) Basel III
6 23 (0.15%) HL7
7 22 (0.14%) Dodd-Frank
8 20 (0.13%) Solvency II
8 20 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 20 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 17 (0.11%) EMIR
10 11 (0.069%) COREP
10 11 (0.069%) ISO 14001
11 10 (0.063%) GAAP
12 9 (0.057%) WAI
12 9 (0.057%) COBIT
13 6 (0.038%) MiFID
13 6 (0.038%) CDISC
13 6 (0.038%) DICOM
System Software
1 813 (5.13%) Active Directory
2 424 (2.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 213 (1.34%) Hyper-V
4 143 (0.90%) Oracle RAC
5 122 (0.77%) vSphere
6 98 (0.62%) Oracle RMAN
7 96 (0.61%) XenApp
8 94 (0.59%) VMware ESX
9 52 (0.33%) XenDesktop
10 35 (0.22%) Microsoft App-V
11 33 (0.21%) ISA Server
11 33 (0.21%) NFS
12 32 (0.20%) Terminal Services
13 31 (0.20%) HDFS
14 30 (0.19%) VMware ESXi
15 27 (0.17%) XenServer
16 25 (0.16%) Xen
17 20 (0.13%) UAG
18 19 (0.12%) vCloud
18 19 (0.12%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 317 (2.00%) HP Quality Center
2 202 (1.27%) SCCM
3 143 (0.90%) Puppet
4 132 (0.83%) SCOM
5 116 (0.73%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 95 (0.60%) Control-M
7 93 (0.59%) Opscode Chef
8 83 (0.52%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 80 (0.50%) Data Guard
10 70 (0.44%) Tivoli
11 57 (0.36%) Netcool
12 45 (0.28%) Nagios
13 42 (0.26%) WMI
14 40 (0.25%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
15 35 (0.22%) Backup Exec
16 34 (0.21%) McAfee ePO
17 31 (0.20%) HP SIM
17 31 (0.20%) Ansible
18 30 (0.19%) ITRS Geneos
19 29 (0.18%) WSUS
Vendors
1 4517 (28.49%) Oracle
2 2834 (17.88%) Microsoft
3 774 (4.88%) VMware
4 527 (3.32%) HP
5 515 (3.25%) Business Objects
6 416 (2.62%) IBM
7 412 (2.60%) SAP
8 398 (2.51%) Sybase
9 394 (2.49%) Citrix
10 343 (2.16%) Informatica
11 278 (1.75%) Tableau
12 265 (1.67%) Cisco
13 246 (1.55%) Cognos
14 221 (1.39%) Red Hat
15 210 (1.32%) Teradata
16 145 (0.91%) Google
17 142 (0.90%) Sun
18 111 (0.70%) Salesforce.com
19 107 (0.67%) NetApp
20 100 (0.63%) Adobe
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