The first table below looks at the demand 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 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Programming Languages category.

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 Jul 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 7612 7430 8316
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.92% 14.58% 14.37%
As % of the Programming Languages category 37.49% 38.22% 40.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 4820 4464 4930
Average daily rate
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£375 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% +3.33%
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 £335 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 155 203 258
Average hourly rate £25.00 £26.25 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% +5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.03 £12.74 £14.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.60 £43.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £26.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-5.66% +6.00%
Programming Languages Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
20303 19440 20650
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 37.12% 38.13% 35.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 13004 12029 12335
Average daily rate £388 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £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 416 572 792
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.40% +1.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.25 £16.94 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00

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 July 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 24 July 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 24 July 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 6904 £375 -6.25% 3111
London +1 3502 £425 -5.55% 1194
South East -1 1097 £350 - 555
City of London 0 1019 £450 - 449
East of England +1 525 £356 +9.61% 227
South West 0 445 £330 -5.71% 271
North West -1 413 £325 +2.36% 316
Scotland -2 383 £354 +1.07% 122
Yorkshire +2 333 £320 +6.66% 223
West Midlands +1 256 £305 -6.15% 160
Hampshire -3 243 £360 +10.76% 99
West Yorkshire +2 240 £320 +6.66% 146
Berkshire -3 221 £375 +7.14% 124
Surrey +1 217 £339 -9.66% 120
East Midlands +4 174 £338 +12.50% 108
Glasgow 0 166 £338 - 61
Buckinghamshire 0 163 £305 -12.78% 61
Manchester -2 163 £320 +4.91% 161
Wales 0 141 £351 +17.00% 38
Hertfordshire 0 136 £325 - 49
Cheshire +3 135 £325 -10.34% 66
Leeds +1 131 £313 +4.16% 89
Cambridgeshire +5 126 £350 - 73
Bristol +3 126 £350 +3.70% 79
South Wales 0 116 £338 +12.50% 36
North East +7 114 £325 +4.83% 56
Edinburgh -6 110 £375 +7.14% 35
Milton Keynes -3 107 £363 +3.57% 20
Somerset +2 101 £325 +6.55% 35
Essex 0 95 £425 +54.54% 44

SQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 4619 (29.48%) SQL Server
2 4475 (28.56%) Oracle
3 3589 (22.91%) Finance
4 3292 (21.01%) .NET
5 2873 (18.34%) C#
6 2687 (17.15%) Java
7 2593 (16.55%) Microsoft
8 2383 (15.21%) Windows
9 1949 (12.44%) XML
10 1944 (12.41%) PL/SQL
11 1941 (12.39%) UNIX
12 1935 (12.35%) T-SQL
13 1920 (12.25%) JavaScript
14 1862 (11.88%) Banking
15 1859 (11.86%) Business Intelligence
16 1781 (11.37%) HTML
17 1765 (11.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 1732 (11.05%) Data Warehouse
19 1696 (10.82%) Linux
20 1652 (10.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
21 1563 (9.98%) ETL
22 1491 (9.52%) ASP.NET
23 1486 (9.48%) MS Excel
24 1447 (9.23%) SQL Server 2008
25 1427 (9.11%) Oracle Database
26 1419 (9.06%) Agile Software Development
27 1367 (8.72%) Web Services
28 1309 (8.35%) CSS
29 1241 (7.92%) Relational Database
30 1157 (7.38%) Migration

SQL
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 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
1 913 (5.83%) SharePoint
2 512 (3.27%) IIS
3 461 (2.94%) SAS
4 373 (2.38%) WebLogic
5 343 (2.19%) WebSphere
6 328 (2.09%) Apache
7 295 (1.88%) MS Exchange
8 268 (1.71%) Tomcat
9 213 (1.36%) SharePoint 2010
10 188 (1.20%) CMS
11 177 (1.13%) Oracle Workflow
12 152 (0.97%) BizTalk Server
13 135 (0.86%) Exchange Server 2010
14 113 (0.72%) SharePoint 2013
15 105 (0.67%) Node.js
16 90 (0.57%) SharePoint Server
17 89 (0.57%) WebSphere Application Server
18 77 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2003
19 73 (0.47%) MQSeries
20 71 (0.45%) Umbraco
Applications
1 1486 (9.48%) MS Excel
2 560 (3.57%) MS Office
3 162 (1.03%) MS Visio
3 162 (1.03%) MS PowerPoint
4 106 (0.68%) Spreadsheet
5 89 (0.57%) InfoPath
6 88 (0.56%) MS Project
7 77 (0.49%) PowerPivot
8 60 (0.38%) SPSS
9 25 (0.16%) Adobe Illustrator
10 19 (0.12%) Photoshop
11 10 (0.064%) AutoCAD
12 9 (0.057%) Mathematica
13 8 (0.051%) FastStats
14 3 (0.019%) Final Cut Pro
14 3 (0.019%) Fireworks
14 3 (0.019%) Stata
14 3 (0.019%) CATIA
14 3 (0.019%) Windchill
15 2 (0.013%) GIMP
Business Applications
1 250 (1.60%) Oracle EBS
2 233 (1.49%) Dynamics CRM
3 232 (1.48%) Oracle EBS R12
4 183 (1.17%) Oracle Applications
5 144 (0.92%) Oracle Payables
6 123 (0.78%) Oracle General Ledger
7 118 (0.75%) Markit EDM
8 115 (0.73%) Oracle Receivables
9 93 (0.59%) Dynamics AX
10 82 (0.52%) Magento
10 82 (0.52%) Oracle Financials
11 73 (0.47%) Oracle Assets
12 61 (0.39%) Oracle CRM
13 52 (0.33%) Agresso
13 52 (0.33%) Cognos TM1
14 51 (0.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
15 50 (0.32%) RMDS
16 47 (0.30%) Oracle 11i
17 44 (0.28%) Cognos Business Intelligence
18 39 (0.25%) Oracle Internet Expenses
Cloud Services
1 144 (0.92%) Microsoft Azure
2 80 (0.51%) SaaS
3 49 (0.31%) Amazon AWS
3 49 (0.31%) Cloud Computing
4 41 (0.26%) Office 365
5 32 (0.20%) PaaS
6 31 (0.20%) Amazon EC2
7 19 (0.12%) Force.com
8 18 (0.11%) SuccessFactors
9 12 (0.077%) GitHub
10 10 (0.064%) Heroku
11 8 (0.051%) Amazon S3
11 8 (0.051%) Google App Engine
11 8 (0.051%) Amazon EMR
12 7 (0.045%) Amazon SQS
13 6 (0.038%) CloudFront
14 5 (0.032%) IBM SmartCloud
15 3 (0.019%) Taleo
16 2 (0.013%) Rackspace Cloud
16 2 (0.013%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 414 (2.64%) SAN
2 351 (2.24%) Firewall
3 289 (1.84%) TCP/IP
4 286 (1.83%) DNS
5 280 (1.79%) Internet
6 263 (1.68%) HTTP
7 169 (1.08%) LAN
8 166 (1.06%) LDAP
9 164 (1.05%) WAN
10 158 (1.01%) DHCP
11 141 (0.90%) VPN
12 100 (0.64%) NAS
13 98 (0.63%) FTP
14 85 (0.54%) Intranet
15 54 (0.34%) VoIP
16 53 (0.34%) SSL
17 50 (0.32%) 3G
18 48 (0.31%) Network Security
19 43 (0.27%) Multicast
19 43 (0.27%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4619 (29.48%) SQL Server
2 1765 (11.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1732 (11.05%) Data Warehouse
4 1652 (10.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1447 (9.23%) SQL Server 2008
6 1427 (9.11%) Oracle Database
7 1241 (7.92%) Relational Database
8 845 (5.39%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 717 (4.58%) Oracle Database 11g
10 630 (4.02%) SQL Server 2005
11 622 (3.97%) MySQL
12 586 (3.74%) SQL Server 2012
13 497 (3.17%) Oracle Reports
14 467 (2.98%) RDBMS
15 408 (2.60%) Oracle Database 10g
16 332 (2.12%) QlikView
17 284 (1.81%) MS Access
18 282 (1.80%) DB2
19 244 (1.56%) Data Mining
19 244 (1.56%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 665 (4.24%) Visual Studio
2 534 (3.41%) Team Foundation Server
3 488 (3.11%) Subversion
4 433 (2.76%) Selenium
5 426 (2.72%) Git (software)
6 347 (2.21%) JIRA
7 333 (2.13%) Maven
8 302 (1.93%) Oracle Forms
9 273 (1.74%) JUnit
10 243 (1.55%) Jenkins
11 229 (1.46%) Eclipse
12 218 (1.39%) Cucumber
13 191 (1.22%) Toad
14 190 (1.21%) QuickTest Pro
15 178 (1.14%) TeamCity
16 172 (1.10%) Ant
17 129 (0.82%) WebDriver
18 120 (0.77%) SoapUI
19 115 (0.73%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
20 113 (0.72%) LoadRunner
General
1 3589 (22.91%) Finance
2 1862 (11.88%) Banking
3 815 (5.20%) Investment Banking
4 593 (3.78%) Front Office
5 486 (3.10%) Retail
6 410 (2.62%) Marketing
7 376 (2.40%) Telecoms
8 300 (1.91%) Back Office
9 242 (1.54%) Manufacturing
10 173 (1.10%) Legal
11 163 (1.04%) Financial Institution
12 133 (0.85%) Advertising
12 133 (0.85%) Games
13 100 (0.64%) Billing
14 82 (0.52%) Publishing
15 80 (0.51%) Pharmaceutical
16 75 (0.48%) General Ledger
17 62 (0.40%) Law
18 58 (0.37%) Retail Banking
19 55 (0.35%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 6772 (43.22%) Developer
2 3776 (24.10%) Analyst
3 1123 (7.17%) SQL Developer
4 1074 (6.85%) .NET Developer
5 901 (5.75%) DBA
6 887 (5.66%) Java Developer
7 872 (5.57%) Business Analyst
8 782 (4.99%) Consultant
9 698 (4.45%) Data Analyst
10 686 (4.38%) C# Developer
11 649 (4.14%) Test Analyst
12 590 (3.77%) Architect
13 564 (3.60%) SQL DBA
14 501 (3.20%) Senior Developer
15 456 (2.91%) Support Analyst
16 446 (2.85%) Business Intelligence Developer
17 431 (2.75%) Applications Support
18 422 (2.69%) Tester
19 403 (2.57%) C# .NET Developer
20 399 (2.55%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3292 (21.01%) .NET
2 1949 (12.44%) XML
3 1781 (11.37%) HTML
4 1491 (9.52%) ASP.NET
5 1367 (8.72%) Web Services
6 1309 (8.35%) CSS
7 885 (5.65%) jQuery
8 720 (4.60%) Spring
9 653 (4.17%) WCF
10 613 (3.91%) .NET Framework
11 534 (3.41%) J2EE
12 518 (3.31%) ASP.NET MVC
13 484 (3.09%) JSON
14 449 (2.87%) HTML5
15 447 (2.85%) Hibernate
16 446 (2.85%) SOAP
17 442 (2.82%) Ajax
18 395 (2.52%) REST
19 362 (2.31%) WPF
20 351 (2.24%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 527 (3.36%) NHS
2 399 (2.55%) Derivative
3 395 (2.52%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 356 (2.27%) Clustering
5 344 (2.20%) Management Information System
6 335 (2.14%) Computer Science
7 324 (2.07%) Fixed Income
8 315 (2.01%) Open Source
9 308 (1.97%) Replication
10 256 (1.63%) Data Integration
11 238 (1.52%) Enterprise Software
12 207 (1.32%) Equities
13 196 (1.25%) Credit Risk
14 173 (1.10%) Mathematics
15 168 (1.07%) Statistics
16 160 (1.02%) Mobile App
17 154 (0.98%) Visualisation
18 150 (0.96%) Market Risk
19 133 (0.85%) Data Extraction
20 115 (0.73%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 2383 (15.21%) Windows
2 1941 (12.39%) UNIX
3 1696 (10.82%) Linux
4 521 (3.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 425 (2.71%) Windows Server 2003
6 367 (2.34%) Solaris
7 254 (1.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 242 (1.54%) Windows Server 2012
9 217 (1.38%) Windows 7
10 174 (1.11%) Windows XP
11 137 (0.87%) AIX
12 124 (0.79%) Apple iOS
13 83 (0.53%) Android
14 56 (0.36%) HPUX
15 44 (0.28%) Ubuntu
16 41 (0.26%) Oracle Linux
17 38 (0.24%) Windows 2000
18 36 (0.23%) Windows 8
19 34 (0.22%) CentOS
20 33 (0.21%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 1859 (11.86%) Business Intelligence
2 1563 (9.98%) ETL
3 1419 (9.06%) Agile Software Development
4 1157 (7.38%) Migration
5 1054 (6.73%) MVC
6 1035 (6.61%) TDD
7 1001 (6.39%) Data Modelling
8 940 (6.00%) Scrum
9 921 (5.88%) OO
10 834 (5.32%) Data Analysis
11 772 (4.93%) Performance Tuning
12 706 (4.51%) CRM
13 682 (4.35%) ITIL
14 666 (4.25%) Analytics
15 646 (4.12%) Unit Testing
16 623 (3.98%) E-Commerce
17 618 (3.94%) Continuous Integration
18 608 (3.88%) Project Management
19 556 (3.55%) Data Migration
20 538 (3.43%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 2873 (18.34%) C#
2 2687 (17.15%) Java
3 1944 (12.41%) PL/SQL
4 1935 (12.35%) T-SQL
5 1920 (12.25%) JavaScript
6 704 (4.49%) VBA
7 605 (3.86%) Perl
8 595 (3.80%) Python
9 580 (3.70%) Shell Script
10 554 (3.54%) C++
11 513 (3.27%) VB.NET
12 508 (3.24%) VB
13 489 (3.12%) PHP
14 366 (2.34%) PowerShell
15 278 (1.77%) Ruby
16 258 (1.65%) C
17 221 (1.41%) VBScript
18 168 (1.07%) Bash Shell
19 105 (0.67%) Scala
20 103 (0.66%) VB6
Qualifications
1 963 (6.15%) Security Cleared
2 867 (5.53%) Degree
3 704 (4.49%) SC Cleared
4 349 (2.23%) ISEB
5 314 (2.00%) Microsoft Certification
6 256 (1.63%) ISTQB
7 151 (0.96%) DV Cleared
8 143 (0.91%) MCSE
9 130 (0.83%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 116 (0.74%) MCITP
11 90 (0.57%) ITIL Certification
12 89 (0.57%) MCTS
13 62 (0.40%) Cisco Certification
14 54 (0.34%) CCNA
14 54 (0.34%) MCP
15 41 (0.26%) MCSA
16 36 (0.23%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 35 (0.22%) PhD
18 34 (0.22%) MCDBA
19 33 (0.21%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 813 (5.19%) QA
2 220 (1.40%) SLA
3 150 (0.96%) Data Quality
4 78 (0.50%) ISO 9001
5 64 (0.41%) Basel III
6 59 (0.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 37 (0.24%) EMIR
7 37 (0.24%) Dodd-Frank
8 28 (0.18%) CRD IV
9 24 (0.15%) PCI DSS
10 21 (0.13%) Solvency II
10 21 (0.13%) Basel II
11 20 (0.13%) FINREP
12 19 (0.12%) HL7
13 18 (0.11%) COREP
14 15 (0.096%) TickIT
15 11 (0.070%) ISO/IEC 27001
16 8 (0.051%) ISO 14001
17 7 (0.045%) MiFID
18 5 (0.032%) FATCA
System Software
1 667 (4.26%) Active Directory
2 374 (2.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 220 (1.40%) Oracle RAC
4 156 (1.00%) Hyper-V
5 152 (0.97%) Oracle RMAN
6 128 (0.82%) vSphere
7 102 (0.65%) VMware ESX
8 96 (0.61%) XenApp
9 51 (0.33%) Microsoft App-V
10 46 (0.29%) XenServer
11 43 (0.27%) VMware ESXi
11 43 (0.27%) XenDesktop
12 39 (0.25%) NFS
13 29 (0.19%) ISA Server
14 20 (0.13%) Xen
14 20 (0.13%) KVM
15 16 (0.10%) Terminal Services
15 16 (0.10%) vCloud
16 13 (0.083%) SRDF
16 13 (0.083%) Samba
Systems Management
1 301 (1.92%) HP Quality Center
2 185 (1.18%) SCCM
3 151 (0.96%) Data Guard
4 122 (0.78%) SCOM
5 114 (0.73%) Puppet
6 106 (0.68%) Tivoli
7 103 (0.66%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 85 (0.54%) Control-M
9 66 (0.42%) Opscode Chef
10 42 (0.27%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 41 (0.26%) Backup Exec
12 33 (0.21%) WMI
13 31 (0.20%) McAfee ePO
14 30 (0.19%) OpenView Configuration Management
15 29 (0.19%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
16 27 (0.17%) ITRS Geneos
17 26 (0.17%) Nagios
17 26 (0.17%) WSUS
18 25 (0.16%) Netcool
19 23 (0.15%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 4475 (28.56%) Oracle
2 2593 (16.55%) Microsoft
3 711 (4.54%) VMware
4 543 (3.47%) Business Objects
5 528 (3.37%) HP
6 477 (3.04%) IBM
7 435 (2.78%) SAP
8 409 (2.61%) Sybase
9 404 (2.58%) Citrix
10 364 (2.32%) Informatica
11 298 (1.90%) Cognos
12 255 (1.63%) Cisco
13 251 (1.60%) Red Hat
14 174 (1.11%) Teradata
14 174 (1.11%) Tableau
15 163 (1.04%) JBoss
16 161 (1.03%) NetApp
17 132 (0.84%) Google
18 131 (0.84%) EMC
19 128 (0.82%) Salesforce.com
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