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 30 October 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
30 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Structured Query Report Writer (SQR)
Rank 588 567 572
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +5
Contract jobs citing SQR 13 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.022% 0.006% 0.004%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.060% 0.015% 0.010%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 1 1
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£323 £425 £507
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-24.11% -16.09%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 - £507
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
21653 20135 20085
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 37.24% 38.96% 37.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 14469 12935 11994
Average daily rate £400 £380 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £551
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 408 578 682
Average hourly rate £35.00 £33.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.47% -4.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £16.00 £16.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+4.47% -4.28%

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 30 October 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 6 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 30 October 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 -31 4 £431 +1.47% 1
London -2 1 £320 -24.70% 1
Berkshire - - - -
Midlands - - - -
South East - - - -
Bracknell - - - -

SQR
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 October 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 12 (75.00%) SQL
2 11 (68.75%) Oracle
3 8 (50.00%) UNIX
3 8 (50.00%) Hibernate
3 8 (50.00%) Sybase
3 8 (50.00%) T-SQL
3 8 (50.00%) Java
3 8 (50.00%) Perl
3 8 (50.00%) Korn
3 8 (50.00%) C-shell
3 8 (50.00%) Spring
4 7 (43.75%) Banking
5 6 (37.50%) Credit Risk
5 6 (37.50%) Maven
5 6 (37.50%) Spring Integration
5 6 (37.50%) SQL Server
5 6 (37.50%) PeopleSoft
5 6 (37.50%) Finance
6 4 (25.00%) Financial Institution
6 4 (25.00%) Investment Banking
7 3 (18.75%) PeopleSoft HRMS
7 3 (18.75%) PeopleTools
7 3 (18.75%) PeopleCode
8 2 (12.50%) Struts
8 2 (12.50%) Risk Management
8 2 (12.50%) Workflow
8 2 (12.50%) Oracle Reports
8 2 (12.50%) Shell Script
8 2 (12.50%) Project Management
8 2 (12.50%) Service Delivery

SQR
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 October 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 (12.50%) Oracle Workflow
2 1 (6.25%) Tuxedo
2 1 (6.25%) WebLogic Portal
2 1 (6.25%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 3 (18.75%) PeopleSoft HRMS
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle HRMS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.25%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (37.50%) SQL Server
2 2 (12.50%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (12.50%) Relational Database
3 1 (6.25%) Oracle BI Publisher
Development Applications
1 6 (37.50%) Maven
2 3 (18.75%) PeopleTools
General
1 7 (43.75%) Banking
2 6 (37.50%) Finance
3 4 (25.00%) Financial Institution
3 4 (25.00%) Investment Banking
4 1 (6.25%) International Banking
4 1 (6.25%) Legal
Job Titles
1 10 (62.50%) Developer
2 8 (50.00%) Java Developer
3 3 (18.75%) PeopleSoft Consultant
3 3 (18.75%) Consultant
4 2 (12.50%) Project Manager
4 2 (12.50%) PeopleSoft Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Oracle HR Consultant
5 1 (6.25%) Oracle HRMS Consultant
5 1 (6.25%) Peoplesoft Functional Consultant
5 1 (6.25%) Data Consultant
5 1 (6.25%) Senior Java Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Oracle Consultant
5 1 (6.25%) Functional Consultant
5 1 (6.25%) Migration Consultant
5 1 (6.25%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (50.00%) Hibernate
1 8 (50.00%) Spring
2 6 (37.50%) Spring Integration
3 2 (12.50%) Struts
4 1 (6.25%) Web Services
4 1 (6.25%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (37.50%) Credit Risk
2 2 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (6.25%) Data Structures
3 1 (6.25%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 8 (50.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (12.50%) Risk Management
1 2 (12.50%) Workflow
1 2 (12.50%) Project Management
1 2 (12.50%) Service Delivery
1 2 (12.50%) Incident Management
1 2 (12.50%) People Management
2 1 (6.25%) Master Data Management
2 1 (6.25%) Waterfall
2 1 (6.25%) Data Governance
2 1 (6.25%) Data Migration
2 1 (6.25%) Data Cleansing
2 1 (6.25%) Data Mapping
2 1 (6.25%) Data Analysis
2 1 (6.25%) Data Management
2 1 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (6.25%) Migration
2 1 (6.25%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 12 (75.00%) SQL
2 8 (50.00%) T-SQL
2 8 (50.00%) Java
2 8 (50.00%) Perl
2 8 (50.00%) Korn
2 8 (50.00%) C-shell
3 3 (18.75%) PeopleCode
4 2 (12.50%) Shell Script
5 1 (6.25%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (6.25%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) QA
Vendors
1 11 (68.75%) Oracle
2 8 (50.00%) Sybase
3 6 (37.50%) PeopleSoft