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 3 August 2015 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
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Structured Query Report Writer (SQR)
Rank 625 611 569
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -42
Contract jobs citing SQR 3 3 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.005% 0.005% 0.018%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.014% 0.015% 0.046%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 4
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£515 £563 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.48% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £467 £553 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £573 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £455 - -
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
21504 20227 19528
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 37.77% 36.96% 38.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 14438 12937 12079
Average daily rate £400 £388 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £351 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+0.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 454 414 560
Average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £15.00 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.19 £59.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -

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
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 7 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 3 August 2015. 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
Scotland - 2 £455 -
England -10 1 £575 +2.22%
London -15 1 £575 +2.22%
Edinburgh - 1 £455 -
West Lothian - 1 - -
City of London - 1 £575 -
Livingston - 1 - -

SQR
Top 19 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 August 2015, 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 (100.00%) Oracle
1 10 (100.00%) PeopleSoft
2 9 (90.00%) SQL
2 9 (90.00%) PeopleTools
2 9 (90.00%) PeopleCode
3 6 (60.00%) Waterfall
3 6 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (50.00%) SDLC
5 3 (30.00%) QA
5 3 (30.00%) Project Management
6 1 (10.00%) C++
6 1 (10.00%) UNIX
6 1 (10.00%) CRM
6 1 (10.00%) PeopleSoft Financials
6 1 (10.00%) Oracle Database
6 1 (10.00%) Relational Database
6 1 (10.00%) Oracle Payables
6 1 (10.00%) Finance
6 1 (10.00%) Oracle General Ledger

SQR
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 August 2015, 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.

Business Applications
1 1 (10.00%) PeopleSoft Financials
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle General Ledger
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle Payables
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle Database
1 1 (10.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 9 (90.00%) PeopleTools
General
1 1 (10.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (80.00%) Developer
1 8 (80.00%) PeopleSoft Developer
2 1 (10.00%) PeopleSoft Analyst
2 1 (10.00%) Analyst
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (60.00%) Waterfall
2 5 (50.00%) SDLC
3 3 (30.00%) Project Management
4 1 (10.00%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 9 (90.00%) SQL
1 9 (90.00%) PeopleCode
2 1 (10.00%) C++
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (30.00%) QA
Vendors
1 10 (100.00%) Oracle
1 10 (100.00%) PeopleSoft