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 24 April 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
24 Apr 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 8306 8180 7220
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.91% 14.81% 14.89%
As % of the Programming Languages category 40.03% 39.87% 40.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 5424 5212 4333
Average daily rate
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£375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £240 £250
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 158 152 223
Average hourly rate £25.00 £32.00 £26.98
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.87% +18.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.58 £15.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.70 £52.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-21.87% +16.36%

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
20749 20518 17913
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 37.24% 37.16% 36.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 13460 13302 11029
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £255 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £562
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 435 478 633
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.58 £17.75 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £52.50 £43.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £36.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-2.73% +4.28%

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 24 April 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 24 April 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 24 April 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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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 -1 7507 £388 +3.33% 3367
London 0 3607 £440 +3.52% 1243
South East -1 1244 £343 +3.78% 601
City of London 0 997 £450 - 433
Yorkshire -3 563 £325 +8.33% 301
North West 0 540 £350 +7.69% 354
Scotland 0 492 £375 +7.14% 109
South West +2 455 £355 +1.42% 254
West Yorkshire 0 377 £325 +8.33% 197
West Midlands -1 350 £338 +4.65% 207
East of England -3 323 £375 +7.14% 221
East Midlands +1 280 £330 +10.00% 133
Hampshire -2 271 £346 +6.53% 112
Leeds 0 256 £325 +8.33% 126
Berkshire -5 234 £368 +10.11% 116
Surrey +2 223 £350 - 113
Manchester -1 210 £340 +4.61% 181
Edinburgh +4 197 £375 +12.35% 42
Buckinghamshire +2 184 £320 -1.53% 53
Glasgow -1 162 £375 +15.38% 46
Cheshire +1 150 £388 +10.71% 95
Wales +3 149 £323 -5.14% 37
Bristol 0 119 £360 +8.67% 74
South Wales +5 118 £324 -6.15% 29
Milton Keynes +1 117 £300 -7.69% 32
Essex +1 112 £390 +4.00% 29
Oxfordshire +3 111 £425 +36.00% 85
South Yorkshire -1 111 £300 - 41
Reading -2 99 £375 +12.35% 53
Gloucestershire +6 97 £406 +20.37% 52

SQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 4530 (28.79%) SQL Server
2 4253 (27.03%) Oracle
3 3532 (22.45%) Finance
4 3248 (20.65%) .NET
5 3025 (19.23%) Agile Software Development
6 2878 (18.29%) Java
7 2873 (18.26%) Microsoft
8 2751 (17.49%) C#
9 2340 (14.87%) Windows
10 2122 (13.49%) JavaScript
11 2102 (13.36%) Business Intelligence
12 2091 (13.29%) PL/SQL
13 2079 (13.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 1917 (12.19%) UNIX
15 1900 (12.08%) HTML
16 1891 (12.02%) T-SQL
17 1878 (11.94%) Banking
18 1865 (11.85%) XML
19 1821 (11.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
20 1816 (11.54%) Data Warehouse
21 1778 (11.30%) Linux
22 1628 (10.35%) ETL
23 1481 (9.41%) MS Excel
24 1466 (9.32%) Analytical Skills
25 1403 (8.92%) ASP.NET
26 1396 (8.87%) Web Services
27 1336 (8.49%) CSS
28 1265 (8.04%) Oracle Database
29 1250 (7.95%) Migration
30 1196 (7.60%) SQL Server 2008

SQL
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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
1 847 (5.38%) SharePoint
2 615 (3.91%) IIS
3 447 (2.84%) SAS
4 321 (2.04%) WebLogic
5 317 (2.02%) Apache
6 313 (1.99%) Tomcat
7 284 (1.81%) MS Exchange
8 283 (1.80%) WebSphere
9 232 (1.47%) CMS
10 231 (1.47%) JBoss
11 174 (1.11%) BizTalk Server
12 156 (0.99%) Oracle Workflow
13 146 (0.93%) SharePoint 2010
14 124 (0.79%) SharePoint 2013
15 112 (0.71%) Lync
16 110 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2010
17 80 (0.51%) Node.js
18 65 (0.41%) Apache Pig
19 64 (0.41%) Confluence
20 54 (0.34%) Umbraco
Applications
1 1481 (9.41%) MS Excel
2 640 (4.07%) MS Office
3 189 (1.20%) MS Visio
4 168 (1.07%) MS PowerPoint
5 97 (0.62%) MS Project
6 91 (0.58%) PowerPivot
7 57 (0.36%) Spreadsheet
8 55 (0.35%) SPSS
9 39 (0.25%) Photoshop
10 29 (0.18%) InfoPath
11 22 (0.14%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 7 (0.044%) GIMP
13 5 (0.032%) FastStats
14 4 (0.025%) Fireworks
14 4 (0.025%) Stata
14 4 (0.025%) Maya
15 2 (0.013%) AutoCAD
15 2 (0.013%) Acrobat
15 2 (0.013%) ArcInfo
15 2 (0.013%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 278 (1.77%) Dynamics CRM
2 229 (1.46%) Oracle EBS
3 201 (1.28%) Oracle EBS R12
4 168 (1.07%) Markit EDM
5 141 (0.90%) Oracle Applications
6 93 (0.59%) Oracle Payables
7 78 (0.50%) Oracle General Ledger
8 74 (0.47%) Dynamics AX
9 73 (0.46%) Oracle Financials
10 59 (0.38%) Oracle Receivables
11 58 (0.37%) Agresso
12 53 (0.34%) Cognos Business Intelligence
13 51 (0.32%) thinkFolio
14 43 (0.27%) Remedy ITSM
14 43 (0.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
15 42 (0.27%) Oracle BPM
16 40 (0.25%) Summit
17 35 (0.22%) Oracle 11i
18 33 (0.21%) Oracle Cash Management
19 29 (0.18%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 203 (1.29%) Amazon AWS
2 164 (1.04%) Microsoft Azure
3 64 (0.41%) SaaS
4 54 (0.34%) Office 365
5 45 (0.29%) Cloud Computing
6 41 (0.26%) Google Analytics
7 33 (0.21%) Amazon EC2
8 32 (0.20%) GitHub
9 20 (0.13%) Amazon EMR
9 20 (0.13%) PaaS
10 16 (0.10%) IaaS
11 15 (0.095%) Adobe Analytics
11 15 (0.095%) Yammer
12 14 (0.089%) Amazon Kinesis
12 14 (0.089%) Amazon S3
13 13 (0.083%) Google Cloud Platform
14 12 (0.076%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 9 (0.057%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 9 (0.057%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
16 8 (0.051%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 348 (2.21%) Firewall
2 341 (2.17%) SAN
3 272 (1.73%) Internet
4 264 (1.68%) DNS
5 231 (1.47%) TCP/IP
6 220 (1.40%) HTTP
7 200 (1.27%) LAN
8 181 (1.15%) WAN
9 153 (0.97%) DHCP
10 126 (0.80%) VPN
11 111 (0.71%) NAS
12 105 (0.67%) FTP
13 101 (0.64%) LDAP
14 97 (0.62%) SSL
15 93 (0.59%) Intranet
16 76 (0.48%) Network Security
17 70 (0.44%) Radio Access Network
18 68 (0.43%) IPsec
19 61 (0.39%) 3G
20 60 (0.38%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4530 (28.79%) SQL Server
2 2079 (13.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1821 (11.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1816 (11.54%) Data Warehouse
5 1265 (8.04%) Oracle Database
6 1196 (7.60%) SQL Server 2008
7 1193 (7.58%) Relational Database
8 930 (5.91%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 606 (3.85%) SQL Server 2012
10 572 (3.64%) MySQL
11 551 (3.50%) Oracle Database 11g
12 524 (3.33%) RDBMS
13 472 (3.00%) Oracle Reports
14 439 (2.79%) QlikView
15 408 (2.59%) SQL Server 2005
16 323 (2.05%) DB2
17 322 (2.05%) MS Access
18 320 (2.03%) OLAP
19 291 (1.85%) Oracle Database 10g
20 286 (1.82%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 651 (4.14%) Visual Studio
2 563 (3.58%) Team Foundation Server
3 469 (2.98%) JIRA
4 464 (2.95%) Subversion
5 443 (2.82%) Git (software)
6 377 (2.40%) Selenium
7 326 (2.07%) Maven
8 276 (1.75%) Jenkins
9 253 (1.61%) JUnit
10 239 (1.52%) Oracle Forms
10 239 (1.52%) Ant
11 212 (1.35%) Eclipse
12 197 (1.25%) Toad
13 173 (1.10%) Cucumber
14 158 (1.00%) Oracle APEX
15 136 (0.86%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
16 132 (0.84%) QuickTest Pro
17 131 (0.83%) NUnit
18 129 (0.82%) SoapUI
19 107 (0.68%) TeamCity
General
1 3532 (22.45%) Finance
2 1878 (11.94%) Banking
3 830 (5.28%) Investment Banking
4 623 (3.96%) Front Office
5 457 (2.90%) Retail
6 448 (2.85%) Telecoms
7 342 (2.17%) Marketing
8 294 (1.87%) Back Office
9 153 (0.97%) Legal
10 137 (0.87%) Manufacturing
11 129 (0.82%) Advertising
12 127 (0.81%) Games
13 114 (0.72%) Financial Institution
14 81 (0.51%) Billing
15 78 (0.50%) Publishing
16 62 (0.39%) General Ledger
16 62 (0.39%) Law
17 58 (0.37%) Retail Banking
18 51 (0.32%) Electronics
19 44 (0.28%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 7066 (44.91%) Developer
2 3568 (22.68%) Analyst
3 1244 (7.91%) SQL Developer
4 922 (5.86%) .NET Developer
5 895 (5.69%) Java Developer
6 777 (4.94%) DBA
7 757 (4.81%) Consultant
8 735 (4.67%) Data Analyst
9 720 (4.58%) Business Analyst
10 661 (4.20%) C# Developer
11 651 (4.14%) Architect
12 635 (4.04%) Senior Developer
13 586 (3.72%) Test Analyst
14 534 (3.39%) SQL DBA
15 516 (3.28%) Support Analyst
16 515 (3.27%) Oracle Developer
17 513 (3.26%) Business Intelligence Developer
18 464 (2.95%) Applications Support
19 397 (2.52%) Administrator
20 343 (2.18%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3248 (20.65%) .NET
2 1900 (12.08%) HTML
3 1865 (11.85%) XML
4 1403 (8.92%) ASP.NET
5 1396 (8.87%) Web Services
6 1336 (8.49%) CSS
7 900 (5.72%) jQuery
8 676 (4.30%) WCF
9 648 (4.12%) .NET Framework
10 619 (3.93%) Spring
11 588 (3.74%) J2EE
12 496 (3.15%) SOAP
13 476 (3.03%) HTML5
14 461 (2.93%) ASP.NET MVC
15 415 (2.64%) Hibernate
16 387 (2.46%) Ajax
17 346 (2.20%) REST
18 340 (2.16%) RESTful
19 326 (2.07%) WPF
20 320 (2.03%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 1466 (9.32%) Analytical Skills
2 574 (3.65%) NHS
3 425 (2.70%) Computer Science
4 392 (2.49%) Fixed Income
5 380 (2.42%) Derivative
6 316 (2.01%) Clustering
7 312 (1.98%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 311 (1.98%) Management Information System
9 260 (1.65%) Data Integration
10 255 (1.62%) Open Source
11 230 (1.46%) Equities
12 228 (1.45%) Data Structures
13 225 (1.43%) Replication
14 208 (1.32%) Visualisation
15 173 (1.10%) Mathematics
16 159 (1.01%) Client/Server
17 153 (0.97%) Statistics
18 142 (0.90%) Enterprise Software
19 139 (0.88%) Data Extraction
20 136 (0.86%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2340 (14.87%) Windows
2 1917 (12.19%) UNIX
3 1778 (11.30%) Linux
4 602 (3.83%) Windows Server 2008
5 452 (2.87%) Windows Server 2003
6 375 (2.38%) Windows Server 2012
7 271 (1.72%) Windows 7
8 208 (1.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 204 (1.30%) Solaris
10 185 (1.18%) AIX
11 133 (0.85%) Windows XP
12 100 (0.64%) Android
13 78 (0.50%) Apple iOS
14 77 (0.49%) CentOS
15 66 (0.42%) Windows 8
16 51 (0.32%) Windows Vista
16 51 (0.32%) Ubuntu
17 38 (0.24%) HPUX
18 36 (0.23%) Oracle Linux
19 35 (0.22%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 3025 (19.23%) Agile Software Development
2 2102 (13.36%) Business Intelligence
3 1628 (10.35%) ETL
4 1250 (7.95%) Migration
5 1113 (7.07%) Data Modelling
6 1055 (6.71%) MVC
7 991 (6.30%) TDD
8 946 (6.01%) Scrum
9 911 (5.79%) OO
10 835 (5.31%) Data Analysis
11 803 (5.10%) ITIL
12 758 (4.82%) CRM
13 705 (4.48%) Performance Tuning
14 683 (4.34%) Analytics
15 613 (3.90%) Project Management
16 601 (3.82%) Data Migration
17 550 (3.50%) Unit Testing
18 546 (3.47%) Continuous Integration
19 519 (3.30%) User Acceptance Testing
20 491 (3.12%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 2878 (18.29%) Java
2 2751 (17.49%) C#
3 2122 (13.49%) JavaScript
4 2091 (13.29%) PL/SQL
5 1891 (12.02%) T-SQL
6 753 (4.79%) VBA
7 695 (4.42%) Python
8 604 (3.84%) Perl
9 573 (3.64%) Shell Script
10 568 (3.61%) C++
11 513 (3.26%) VB
12 445 (2.83%) VB.NET
13 403 (2.56%) PowerShell
14 349 (2.22%) PHP
15 276 (1.75%) C
16 264 (1.68%) Ruby
17 239 (1.52%) VBScript
18 192 (1.22%) Bash Shell
19 114 (0.72%) Scala
20 110 (0.70%) VB6
Qualifications
1 1147 (7.29%) Security Cleared
2 935 (5.94%) Degree
3 767 (4.88%) SC Cleared
4 299 (1.90%) ISEB
5 277 (1.76%) Microsoft Certification
6 264 (1.68%) DV Cleared
7 203 (1.29%) ISTQB
8 129 (0.82%) MCSE
9 88 (0.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 87 (0.55%) ITIL Certification
11 86 (0.55%) Cisco Certification
12 82 (0.52%) MCITP
13 61 (0.39%) MCTS
14 60 (0.38%) CCNA
15 57 (0.36%) MCSA
16 50 (0.32%) HND
17 46 (0.29%) Sun Certification
18 45 (0.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
19 44 (0.28%) MCP
20 36 (0.23%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 707 (4.49%) QA
2 170 (1.08%) Data Quality
3 150 (0.95%) SLA
4 41 (0.26%) ISO 9001
5 34 (0.22%) HL7
5 34 (0.22%) Solvency II
6 25 (0.16%) EMIR
6 25 (0.16%) PCI DSS
7 23 (0.15%) Dodd-Frank
8 22 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 21 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 19 (0.12%) GAAP
11 16 (0.10%) MiFID
12 13 (0.083%) Basel III
13 12 (0.076%) COREP
14 11 (0.070%) FATCA
14 11 (0.070%) ISO 14001
15 8 (0.051%) COBIT
15 8 (0.051%) FINREP
16 7 (0.044%) AIFMD
System Software
1 817 (5.19%) Active Directory
2 464 (2.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 212 (1.35%) Hyper-V
4 140 (0.89%) vSphere
5 112 (0.71%) Oracle RAC
6 105 (0.67%) VMware ESX
7 93 (0.59%) XenApp
8 48 (0.31%) XenDesktop
9 45 (0.29%) HDFS
10 33 (0.21%) Microsoft App-V
11 31 (0.20%) Apache Flume
12 30 (0.19%) Xen
13 29 (0.18%) VMware ESXi
13 29 (0.18%) NFS
14 24 (0.15%) Docker
14 24 (0.15%) XenServer
15 22 (0.14%) ISA Server
16 19 (0.12%) Oracle Clusterware
17 17 (0.11%) Postfix
17 17 (0.11%) KVM
Systems Management
1 279 (1.77%) HP Quality Center
2 213 (1.35%) SCCM
3 152 (0.97%) Puppet
4 113 (0.72%) SCOM
5 104 (0.66%) Opscode Chef
6 103 (0.65%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 98 (0.62%) Control-M
8 89 (0.57%) Oracle RMAN
9 69 (0.44%) Tivoli
9 69 (0.44%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 62 (0.39%) Data Guard
11 59 (0.38%) Netcool
12 47 (0.30%) Nagios
12 47 (0.30%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 44 (0.28%) ITRS Geneos
14 40 (0.25%) McAfee ePO
15 35 (0.22%) Graphite
16 33 (0.21%) WMI
17 31 (0.20%) WSUS
18 29 (0.18%) Ansible
Vendors
1 4253 (27.03%) Oracle
2 2873 (18.26%) Microsoft
3 804 (5.11%) VMware
4 481 (3.06%) Business Objects
5 475 (3.02%) HP
6 418 (2.66%) IBM
7 385 (2.45%) Citrix
8 373 (2.37%) Sybase
9 348 (2.21%) SAP
10 339 (2.15%) Informatica
11 306 (1.95%) Tableau
12 288 (1.83%) Cisco
13 259 (1.65%) Cognos
14 235 (1.49%) Red Hat
15 215 (1.37%) Teradata
16 136 (0.86%) NetApp
17 131 (0.83%) TIBCO
18 122 (0.78%) Google
19 112 (0.71%) Sun
20 102 (0.65%) McAfee
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London
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London
Public Sector
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Nationwide People Ltd
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