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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Structured Query Language (SQL)
Rank 5 4 4
Rank change year-on-year
-1 0
Contract jobs citing SQL 8340 7978 8489
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.48% 15.12% 14.72%
As % of the Programming Languages category 39.26% 38.87% 39.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 5410 4977 5000
Average daily rate
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£375 £385 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.59% +2.66%
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 £348 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.30% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 167 182 247
Average hourly rate £27.50 £23.06 £27.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.24% -14.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.20 £12.00 £14.93
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £67.00 £45.00 £44.03
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £23.13 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+12.43% -15.90%

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
21245 20525 21295
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 36.88% 38.90% 36.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 13636 13000 12607
Average daily rate £390 £390 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £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 420 560 739
Average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £15.50 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.50 £46.40 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -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 19 September 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 19 September 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 19 September 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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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 7552 £376 -4.81% 3064
London +1 3802 £425 -2.85% 1163
South East 0 1231 £350 - 519
City of London 0 1076 £450 - 448
East of England +3 558 £363 +6.22% 223
Scotland +1 473 £375 +7.14% 111
South West -3 468 £359 +6.29% 238
North West 0 461 £320 +3.22% 348
Yorkshire -1 320 £313 -2.34% 252
West Midlands +3 314 £325 - 181
Hampshire -2 259 £360 +10.76% 126
Surrey +3 251 £350 -0.70% 100
Berkshire -6 251 £375 +7.14% 119
West Yorkshire -1 219 £325 - 164
East Midlands 0 207 £325 +8.33% 98
Glasgow +1 201 £375 +7.14% 42
Manchester -1 185 £313 -1.57% 186
Hertfordshire 0 182 £353 +8.46% 54
North East +2 138 £325 +8.33% 44
Buckinghamshire +1 135 £300 -14.28% 56
Bristol +4 133 £354 +1.07% 74
Cheshire +1 128 £325 +4.50% 89
Wales -5 126 £325 +8.33% 67
Edinburgh 0 123 £400 +14.28% 45
Essex +3 119 £400 +9.58% 27
Cambridgeshire +5 113 £325 -3.70% 87
Oxfordshire +3 106 £350 - 32
Leeds -3 105 £311 -11.07% 100
South Wales -2 92 £325 +9.24% 49
Gloucestershire 0 91 £375 +5.63% 40

SQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 4637 (29.19%) Oracle
2 4422 (27.84%) SQL Server
3 3589 (22.60%) Finance
4 3298 (20.76%) .NET
5 2919 (18.38%) C#
6 2829 (17.81%) Agile Software Development
7 2795 (17.60%) Java
8 2655 (16.72%) Microsoft
9 2492 (15.69%) Windows
10 2073 (13.05%) PL/SQL
11 2026 (12.76%) UNIX
12 2000 (12.59%) XML
13 1932 (12.16%) T-SQL
14 1906 (12.00%) JavaScript
15 1902 (11.98%) Banking
16 1859 (11.70%) Business Intelligence
17 1801 (11.34%) Linux
18 1778 (11.19%) HTML
19 1723 (10.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
20 1694 (10.67%) Data Warehouse
21 1645 (10.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
22 1612 (10.15%) ETL
23 1542 (9.71%) Analytical Skills
24 1522 (9.58%) ASP.NET
25 1497 (9.43%) MS Excel
26 1429 (9.00%) Oracle Database
27 1396 (8.79%) SQL Server 2008
28 1368 (8.61%) Web Services
29 1289 (8.12%) CSS
30 1256 (7.91%) Relational Database

SQL
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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
1 907 (5.71%) SharePoint
2 522 (3.29%) IIS
3 510 (3.21%) SAS
4 376 (2.37%) WebSphere
5 374 (2.35%) WebLogic
6 335 (2.11%) Apache
7 303 (1.91%) MS Exchange
8 271 (1.71%) Tomcat
9 224 (1.41%) SharePoint 2010
10 182 (1.15%) CMS
11 175 (1.10%) Oracle Workflow
12 164 (1.03%) BizTalk Server
13 149 (0.94%) Exchange Server 2010
14 143 (0.90%) SharePoint 2013
15 97 (0.61%) Node.js
16 88 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2003
16 88 (0.55%) WebSphere Application Server
17 75 (0.47%) SharePoint Server
17 75 (0.47%) Umbraco
18 74 (0.47%) MQSeries
Applications
1 1497 (9.43%) MS Excel
2 579 (3.65%) MS Office
3 169 (1.06%) MS Visio
4 146 (0.92%) MS PowerPoint
5 115 (0.72%) Spreadsheet
6 109 (0.69%) MS Project
7 69 (0.43%) PowerPivot
8 66 (0.42%) InfoPath
9 61 (0.38%) SPSS
10 19 (0.12%) Photoshop
11 13 (0.082%) Mathematica
12 11 (0.069%) FastStats
13 6 (0.038%) AutoCAD
14 5 (0.031%) Adobe Illustrator
15 4 (0.025%) Final Cut Pro
15 4 (0.025%) ArcInfo
16 3 (0.019%) Fireworks
17 2 (0.013%) Gephi
17 2 (0.013%) GIMP
17 2 (0.013%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 262 (1.65%) Dynamics CRM
2 240 (1.51%) Oracle EBS
3 235 (1.48%) Oracle EBS R12
4 165 (1.04%) Oracle Applications
5 152 (0.96%) Oracle Payables
6 141 (0.89%) Oracle General Ledger
7 137 (0.86%) Oracle Receivables
8 121 (0.76%) Dynamics AX
9 116 (0.73%) Markit EDM
10 94 (0.59%) Oracle Assets
11 80 (0.50%) Oracle Financials
12 66 (0.42%) SAP Oil and Gas
13 63 (0.40%) Agresso
14 54 (0.34%) Cognos TM1
15 52 (0.33%) Oracle BPM
16 50 (0.31%) Oracle Internet Expenses
17 47 (0.30%) Oracle Cash Management
18 45 (0.28%) Cognos Business Intelligence
19 44 (0.28%) RMDS
20 41 (0.26%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 181 (1.14%) Microsoft Azure
2 92 (0.58%) SaaS
3 75 (0.47%) Amazon AWS
4 58 (0.37%) PaaS
5 46 (0.29%) Office 365
6 43 (0.27%) Cloud Computing
7 38 (0.24%) Amazon EC2
8 26 (0.16%) GitHub
9 23 (0.14%) Force.com
10 22 (0.14%) SuccessFactors
11 12 (0.076%) Amazon S3
12 11 (0.069%) Amazon EMR
13 10 (0.063%) Google App Engine
13 10 (0.063%) Heroku
14 9 (0.057%) Amazon SQS
15 6 (0.038%) CloudFront
16 5 (0.031%) IBM SmartCloud
16 5 (0.031%) IaaS
17 4 (0.025%) Google Apps
17 4 (0.025%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 429 (2.70%) SAN
2 363 (2.29%) Firewall
3 353 (2.22%) DNS
4 312 (1.96%) Internet
5 295 (1.86%) HTTP
6 291 (1.83%) TCP/IP
7 198 (1.25%) LDAP
8 182 (1.15%) DHCP
9 149 (0.94%) LAN
10 145 (0.91%) WAN
11 133 (0.84%) VPN
12 104 (0.65%) FTP
13 95 (0.60%) NAS
14 83 (0.52%) Intranet
15 79 (0.50%) SSL
16 58 (0.37%) IPsec
16 58 (0.37%) Network Security
17 54 (0.34%) VLAN
18 53 (0.33%) VoIP
19 45 (0.28%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4422 (27.84%) SQL Server
2 1723 (10.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1694 (10.67%) Data Warehouse
4 1645 (10.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1429 (9.00%) Oracle Database
6 1396 (8.79%) SQL Server 2008
7 1256 (7.91%) Relational Database
8 824 (5.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 673 (4.24%) MySQL
10 664 (4.18%) Oracle Database 11g
11 602 (3.79%) SQL Server 2012
12 519 (3.27%) SQL Server 2005
13 489 (3.08%) RDBMS
14 480 (3.02%) Oracle Reports
15 408 (2.57%) Oracle Database 10g
16 336 (2.12%) QlikView
17 294 (1.85%) NoSQL
18 280 (1.76%) DB2
19 277 (1.74%) MS Access
20 248 (1.56%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 659 (4.15%) Visual Studio
2 552 (3.48%) Team Foundation Server
3 537 (3.38%) Subversion
4 478 (3.01%) Git (software)
5 415 (2.61%) Selenium
6 344 (2.17%) JIRA
7 341 (2.15%) Maven
8 269 (1.69%) JUnit
9 262 (1.65%) Oracle Forms
10 249 (1.57%) Jenkins
11 236 (1.49%) Eclipse
12 206 (1.30%) Toad
13 191 (1.20%) QuickTest Pro
14 187 (1.18%) Cucumber
15 166 (1.05%) TeamCity
16 156 (0.98%) Ant
17 120 (0.76%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
18 103 (0.65%) WebDriver
19 100 (0.63%) Oracle APEX
20 99 (0.62%) LoadRunner
General
1 3589 (22.60%) Finance
2 1902 (11.98%) Banking
3 797 (5.02%) Investment Banking
4 618 (3.89%) Front Office
5 509 (3.20%) Retail
6 439 (2.76%) Marketing
7 373 (2.35%) Telecoms
8 264 (1.66%) Back Office
9 236 (1.49%) Manufacturing
10 194 (1.22%) Financial Institution
11 171 (1.08%) Legal
12 162 (1.02%) Advertising
13 134 (0.84%) Games
14 92 (0.58%) Publishing
15 85 (0.54%) General Ledger
16 83 (0.52%) Billing
17 71 (0.45%) Electronics
18 69 (0.43%) Retail Banking
19 68 (0.43%) Pharmaceutical
20 63 (0.40%) Law
Job Titles
1 6910 (43.51%) Developer
2 3701 (23.30%) Analyst
3 1078 (6.79%) .NET Developer
4 1054 (6.64%) SQL Developer
5 948 (5.97%) Java Developer
6 853 (5.37%) Business Analyst
7 830 (5.23%) DBA
8 820 (5.16%) Consultant
9 713 (4.49%) Data Analyst
10 682 (4.29%) C# Developer
11 643 (4.05%) Architect
12 594 (3.74%) Test Analyst
13 548 (3.45%) Senior Developer
14 521 (3.28%) SQL DBA
15 509 (3.20%) Support Analyst
16 463 (2.92%) Applications Support
17 444 (2.80%) Business Intelligence Developer
18 424 (2.67%) Oracle Developer
19 390 (2.46%) C# .NET Developer
20 382 (2.41%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3298 (20.76%) .NET
2 2000 (12.59%) XML
3 1778 (11.19%) HTML
4 1522 (9.58%) ASP.NET
5 1368 (8.61%) Web Services
6 1289 (8.12%) CSS
7 854 (5.38%) jQuery
8 795 (5.01%) Spring
9 684 (4.31%) WCF
10 670 (4.22%) .NET Framework
11 573 (3.61%) ASP.NET MVC
12 528 (3.32%) J2EE
13 494 (3.11%) Hibernate
14 468 (2.95%) Ajax
15 464 (2.92%) REST
16 461 (2.90%) SOAP
17 455 (2.86%) JSON
18 433 (2.73%) HTML5
19 363 (2.29%) XSLT
20 341 (2.15%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 1542 (9.71%) Analytical Skills
2 453 (2.85%) NHS
3 399 (2.51%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 382 (2.41%) Management Information System
5 378 (2.38%) Computer Science
6 354 (2.23%) Derivative
7 353 (2.22%) Fixed Income
8 334 (2.10%) Open Source
9 330 (2.08%) Clustering
10 305 (1.92%) Replication
11 284 (1.79%) Data Integration
12 220 (1.39%) Credit Risk
13 196 (1.23%) Equities
14 192 (1.21%) Enterprise Software
15 180 (1.13%) Visualisation
15 180 (1.13%) Mathematics
16 168 (1.06%) Statistics
17 165 (1.04%) User Experience
17 165 (1.04%) Market Risk
18 164 (1.03%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2492 (15.69%) Windows
2 2026 (12.76%) UNIX
3 1801 (11.34%) Linux
4 572 (3.60%) Windows Server 2008
5 452 (2.85%) Windows Server 2003
6 319 (2.01%) Solaris
7 280 (1.76%) Windows Server 2012
8 259 (1.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 226 (1.42%) Windows 7
10 167 (1.05%) Windows XP
11 128 (0.81%) AIX
12 110 (0.69%) Apple iOS
13 91 (0.57%) Android
14 58 (0.37%) Oracle Linux
15 52 (0.33%) Windows 8
16 50 (0.31%) CentOS
17 48 (0.30%) HPUX
18 46 (0.29%) Ubuntu
19 38 (0.24%) Mac OS X
20 37 (0.23%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 2829 (17.81%) Agile Software Development
2 1859 (11.70%) Business Intelligence
3 1612 (10.15%) ETL
4 1241 (7.81%) MVC
5 1226 (7.72%) Migration
6 1052 (6.62%) TDD
7 1010 (6.36%) Data Modelling
8 986 (6.21%) Scrum
9 924 (5.82%) OO
10 812 (5.11%) Data Analysis
11 769 (4.84%) Performance Tuning
12 707 (4.45%) CRM
13 668 (4.21%) Unit Testing
14 662 (4.17%) Analytics
15 631 (3.97%) ITIL
16 619 (3.90%) Continuous Integration
17 589 (3.71%) Data Migration
18 578 (3.64%) Project Management
19 577 (3.63%) E-Commerce
20 542 (3.41%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 2919 (18.38%) C#
2 2795 (17.60%) Java
3 2073 (13.05%) PL/SQL
4 1932 (12.16%) T-SQL
5 1906 (12.00%) JavaScript
6 675 (4.25%) VBA
7 651 (4.10%) Perl
8 631 (3.97%) C++
9 628 (3.95%) Python
10 609 (3.83%) Shell Script
11 506 (3.19%) VB
12 463 (2.92%) VB.NET
13 442 (2.78%) PHP
14 381 (2.40%) PowerShell
15 272 (1.71%) C
16 267 (1.68%) Ruby
17 260 (1.64%) VBScript
18 170 (1.07%) Bash Shell
19 112 (0.71%) Scala
20 110 (0.69%) VB6
Qualifications
1 1026 (6.46%) Security Cleared
2 900 (5.67%) Degree
3 759 (4.78%) SC Cleared
4 321 (2.02%) ISEB
5 309 (1.95%) Microsoft Certification
6 229 (1.44%) ISTQB
7 150 (0.94%) DV Cleared
8 141 (0.89%) MCSE
9 123 (0.77%) MCITP
10 106 (0.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 87 (0.55%) MCTS
12 81 (0.51%) Cisco Certification
13 76 (0.48%) ITIL Certification
14 69 (0.43%) CCNA
15 53 (0.33%) MCP
16 41 (0.26%) MCSA
17 34 (0.21%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
18 30 (0.19%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
19 29 (0.18%) MCDBA
20 28 (0.18%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 834 (5.25%) QA
2 218 (1.37%) SLA
3 140 (0.88%) Data Quality
4 60 (0.38%) ISO 9001
5 49 (0.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 45 (0.28%) Basel III
7 33 (0.21%) EMIR
8 31 (0.20%) PCI DSS
8 31 (0.20%) Dodd-Frank
9 19 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 18 (0.11%) Solvency II
11 15 (0.094%) HL7
12 14 (0.088%) Basel II
13 12 (0.076%) CRD IV
14 11 (0.069%) CDISC
15 9 (0.057%) FINREP
16 8 (0.050%) ISO 14001
16 8 (0.050%) MiFID
17 7 (0.044%) COREP
18 4 (0.025%) TickIT
System Software
1 716 (4.51%) Active Directory
2 359 (2.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 201 (1.27%) Oracle RAC
4 159 (1.00%) Hyper-V
5 136 (0.86%) Oracle RMAN
6 131 (0.82%) vSphere
7 91 (0.57%) XenApp
8 80 (0.50%) VMware ESX
9 50 (0.31%) Microsoft App-V
10 47 (0.30%) NFS
11 42 (0.26%) ISA Server
12 39 (0.25%) XenDesktop
13 38 (0.24%) VMware ESXi
13 38 (0.24%) XenServer
14 24 (0.15%) Terminal Services
15 21 (0.13%) Xen
16 17 (0.11%) KVM
17 16 (0.10%) vCloud
18 15 (0.094%) FreeRADIUS
18 15 (0.094%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 317 (2.00%) HP Quality Center
2 200 (1.26%) SCCM
3 145 (0.91%) Data Guard
4 131 (0.82%) Puppet
5 129 (0.81%) SCOM
6 102 (0.64%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 89 (0.56%) Tivoli
8 79 (0.50%) Opscode Chef
9 76 (0.48%) Control-M
10 52 (0.33%) Backup Exec
11 49 (0.31%) OpenView Configuration Management
12 41 (0.26%) Netcool
13 35 (0.22%) WMI
14 31 (0.20%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
14 31 (0.20%) Nagios
15 28 (0.18%) ITRS Geneos
16 26 (0.16%) NetBackup
17 25 (0.16%) McAfee ePO
18 23 (0.14%) OpenView
18 23 (0.14%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 4637 (29.19%) Oracle
2 2655 (16.72%) Microsoft
3 710 (4.47%) VMware
4 578 (3.64%) HP
5 525 (3.31%) Business Objects
6 474 (2.98%) IBM
7 432 (2.72%) Sybase
8 426 (2.68%) SAP
9 414 (2.61%) Informatica
10 404 (2.54%) Citrix
11 293 (1.84%) Cognos
12 288 (1.81%) Red Hat
13 254 (1.60%) Cisco
14 212 (1.33%) Tableau
15 196 (1.23%) JBoss
16 192 (1.21%) Teradata
17 158 (0.99%) Google
18 150 (0.94%) Sun
19 138 (0.87%) Salesforce.com
20 137 (0.86%) NetApp
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