The table below looks at the statistics for SQR skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SQR over the 3 months to 25 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
25 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Structured Query Report Writer (SQR)
Rank 649 654 626
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -28
Contract jobs citing SQR 1 1 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.002% 0.002% 0.016%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.005% 0.004% 0.043%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 6
Median daily rate - £525 £459
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +14.44%
UK excluding London median daily rate - £525 £430
% change year-on-year
- +22.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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
21729 22246 20869
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 40.05% 38.07% 37.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 14909 14891 13256
Median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 450 496 412
Median hourly rate £40.00 £38.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% +10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £17.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.02 £50.00 £67.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £39.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +11.42%

SQR
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing SQR as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
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 4 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQR within the UK over the 3 months to 25 August 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading - 1 - -
Berkshire - 1 - -
South East - 1 - -
England - 1 - -

SQR
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 August 2016, IT contractor jobs citing SQR also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for SQR.

1 10 (100.00%) SQL
2 8 (80.00%) PeopleSoft
3 7 (70.00%) PeopleCode
4 6 (60.00%) Oracle
4 6 (60.00%) Unit Testing
5 5 (50.00%) PeopleTools
5 5 (50.00%) PeopleSoft HCM
5 5 (50.00%) XML
6 4 (40.00%) CRM
6 4 (40.00%) ERP
6 4 (40.00%) PeopleSoft Financials
6 4 (40.00%) PeopleSoft HRMS
6 4 (40.00%) Finance
6 4 (40.00%) BPEL
6 4 (40.00%) Oracle BI Publisher
6 4 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 4 (40.00%) Functional Testing
6 4 (40.00%) System Testing
6 4 (40.00%) Time Management
7 3 (30.00%) SQL Server
8 2 (20.00%) DB2
8 2 (20.00%) Web Services
8 2 (20.00%) J2EE
8 2 (20.00%) B2C
8 2 (20.00%) zOS
8 2 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (20.00%) Replication
8 2 (20.00%) Marketing
8 2 (20.00%) WebSphere
8 2 (20.00%) Java EE

SQR
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (20.00%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 5 (50.00%) PeopleSoft HCM
2 4 (40.00%) PeopleSoft Financials
2 4 (40.00%) PeopleSoft HRMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (40.00%) Oracle BI Publisher
2 3 (30.00%) SQL Server
3 2 (20.00%) DB2
3 2 (20.00%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 5 (50.00%) PeopleTools
General
1 4 (40.00%) Finance
2 2 (20.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) Technical Leader
2 3 (30.00%) Consultant
2 3 (30.00%) PeopleSoft Consultant
2 3 (30.00%) PeopleSoft HRMS Consultant
3 2 (20.00%) Database Developer
3 2 (20.00%) DB2 Developer
3 2 (20.00%) Developer
3 2 (20.00%) HR Consultant
3 2 (20.00%) J2EE Developer
3 2 (20.00%) J2EE WebSphere Developer
3 2 (20.00%) Payroll Consultant
3 2 (20.00%) WebSphere Developer
3 2 (20.00%) z/OS Developer
4 1 (10.00%) PeopleSoft Technical Consultant
4 1 (10.00%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (50.00%) XML
2 2 (20.00%) J2EE
2 2 (20.00%) Java EE
2 2 (20.00%) Web Services
3 1 (10.00%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Replication
2 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (20.00%) zOS
2 1 (10.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (60.00%) Unit Testing
2 4 (40.00%) BPEL
2 4 (40.00%) CRM
2 4 (40.00%) ERP
2 4 (40.00%) Functional Testing
2 4 (40.00%) System Testing
2 4 (40.00%) Time Management
2 4 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (20.00%) B2C
3 2 (20.00%) Digital Marketing
3 2 (20.00%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 10 (100.00%) SQL
2 7 (70.00%) PeopleCode
3 1 (10.00%) JavaScript
Vendors
1 8 (80.00%) PeopleSoft
2 6 (60.00%) Oracle