The table below looks at the statistics for SQR skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SQR over the 3 months to 29 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Structured Query Report Writer (SQR)
Rank 596 568 589
Rank change year-on-year
-28 +21
Contract jobs citing SQR 10 11 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.018% 0.021% 0.003%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.047% 0.054% 0.009%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 5 2
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£430 £425 £538
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.17% -20.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £400 £528
10% offered a daily rate of more than £544 £500 £548
UK excluding London average daily rate £378 - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

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
21073 20434 21374
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 37.26% 38.77% 36.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 13351 12843 12797
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 £266 £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 425 566 760
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 £60.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%

SQR
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SQR within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

SQR Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

SQR
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SQR within the UK.

SQR Daily Rate Trend in the UK

SQR
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SQR within the UK over the 3 months to 29 August 2014.

SQR Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

SQR
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SQR within the UK.

SQR Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

SQR
Top 9 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQR within the UK over the 3 months to 29 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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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 -26 3 £540 +27.05% 2
Manchester - 2 £514 -
North West - 2 £514 - 2
South East - - - -
Bracknell - - - -
Derby - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
Derbyshire - - - -
East Midlands - - - -

SQR
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing SQR 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 SQR.

1 10 (76.92%) SQL
2 7 (53.85%) Finance
2 7 (53.85%) Oracle
3 6 (46.15%) Sybase
3 6 (46.15%) T-SQL
3 6 (46.15%) Java
3 6 (46.15%) Perl
3 6 (46.15%) UNIX
3 6 (46.15%) Hibernate
3 6 (46.15%) Banking
3 6 (46.15%) Spring
3 6 (46.15%) Maven
3 6 (46.15%) Korn
3 6 (46.15%) Credit Risk
3 6 (46.15%) C-shell
3 6 (46.15%) Spring Integration
4 5 (38.46%) Investment Banking
4 5 (38.46%) Financial Institution
4 5 (38.46%) PeopleSoft
5 3 (23.08%) SQL Server
5 3 (23.08%) PeopleCode
5 3 (23.08%) Shell Script
5 3 (23.08%) Risk Management
6 2 (15.38%) Service Delivery
6 2 (15.38%) Workflow
6 2 (15.38%) Oracle Workflow
6 2 (15.38%) Project Management
6 2 (15.38%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (15.38%) PeopleSoft HRMS
6 2 (15.38%) PeopleTools

SQR
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing SQR 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 SQR. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (15.38%) Oracle Workflow
Business Applications
1 2 (15.38%) PeopleSoft HRMS
2 1 (7.69%) Oracle HRMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (23.08%) SQL Server
2 2 (15.38%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (15.38%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (46.15%) Maven
2 2 (15.38%) PeopleTools
General
1 7 (53.85%) Finance
2 6 (46.15%) Banking
3 5 (38.46%) Investment Banking
3 5 (38.46%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 8 (61.54%) Developer
2 6 (46.15%) Java Developer
3 3 (23.08%) Consultant
3 3 (23.08%) PeopleSoft Consultant
4 2 (15.38%) PeopleSoft Developer
4 2 (15.38%) Project Manager
5 1 (7.69%) Oracle HRMS Consultant
5 1 (7.69%) Peoplesoft Functional Consultant
5 1 (7.69%) Oracle HR Consultant
5 1 (7.69%) Oracle Consultant
5 1 (7.69%) Functional Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (46.15%) Hibernate
1 6 (46.15%) Spring
1 6 (46.15%) Spring Integration
Miscellaneous
1 6 (46.15%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 6 (46.15%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (23.08%) Risk Management
2 2 (15.38%) Service Delivery
2 2 (15.38%) Workflow
2 2 (15.38%) Project Management
2 2 (15.38%) Incident Management
3 1 (7.69%) Waterfall
3 1 (7.69%) Systems Analysis
3 1 (7.69%) PRINCE2
3 1 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 10 (76.92%) SQL
2 6 (46.15%) T-SQL
2 6 (46.15%) Java
2 6 (46.15%) Perl
2 6 (46.15%) Korn
2 6 (46.15%) C-shell
3 3 (23.08%) PeopleCode
3 3 (23.08%) Shell Script
4 1 (7.69%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) QA
Vendors
1 7 (53.85%) Oracle
2 6 (46.15%) Sybase
3 5 (38.46%) PeopleSoft
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