The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 April 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 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Structured Query Report Writer (SQR)
Rank 582 536 567
Rank change year-on-year
-46 +31
Contract jobs citing SQR 5 2 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.009% 0.004% 0.022%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.025% 0.011% 0.062%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 7
Average daily rate - £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
UK excluding London average daily rate - - £413
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Programming Languages Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
20291 17619 21010
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 37.17% 36.94% 34.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 13179 10834 12393
Average daily rate £375 £375 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -1.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £258 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £560 £570
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 471 627 717
Average hourly rate £35.20 £35.00 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.57% +2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £15.50 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £43.75 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.50 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +2.94%

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 3 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 24 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -48 2 - -
London -13 1 - -
City of London - - - -

SQR
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 7 (50.00%) PeopleSoft
2 6 (42.86%) SQL
2 6 (42.86%) PeopleSoft HRMS
2 6 (42.86%) PeopleTools
2 6 (42.86%) Crystal Reports
3 5 (35.71%) Web Services
4 4 (28.57%) Java
5 3 (21.43%) Oracle
5 3 (21.43%) SQL Server
5 3 (21.43%) PRINCE2
5 3 (21.43%) UML
5 3 (21.43%) SSADM
5 3 (21.43%) CRM
5 3 (21.43%) SharePoint
5 3 (21.43%) ERP
5 3 (21.43%) ETL
5 3 (21.43%) Microsoft
5 3 (21.43%) Content Management
5 3 (21.43%) Business Analysis
5 3 (21.43%) Data Protection
5 3 (21.43%) SaaS
5 3 (21.43%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (14.29%) Technical Analysis
6 2 (14.29%) C-shell
6 2 (14.29%) Spring Integration
6 2 (14.29%) Visualisation
6 2 (14.29%) Knowledge Management
6 2 (14.29%) Korn
6 2 (14.29%) Credit Risk
6 2 (14.29%) Spring

SQR
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 3 (21.43%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (14.29%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (42.86%) PeopleSoft HRMS
2 1 (7.14%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 3 (21.43%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (42.86%) Crystal Reports
2 3 (21.43%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (42.86%) PeopleTools
2 2 (14.29%) Maven
General
1 2 (14.29%) Financial Institution
1 2 (14.29%) Finance
1 2 (14.29%) Banking
1 2 (14.29%) Investment Banking
2 1 (7.14%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 8 (57.14%) Developer
2 6 (42.86%) PeopleSoft Developer
3 3 (21.43%) Analyst
3 3 (21.43%) Technical Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) Business Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) Java Developer
4 2 (14.29%) Systems Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) Technical Business Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Consultant
5 1 (7.14%) PeopleSoft Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (35.71%) Web Services
2 2 (14.29%) Hibernate
2 2 (14.29%) Spring
2 2 (14.29%) Spring Integration
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (14.29%) Credit Risk
2 2 (14.29%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 2 (14.29%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (21.43%) PRINCE2
1 3 (21.43%) UML
1 3 (21.43%) SSADM
1 3 (21.43%) CRM
1 3 (21.43%) ERP
1 3 (21.43%) ETL
1 3 (21.43%) Content Management
1 3 (21.43%) Business Analysis
1 3 (21.43%) Data Protection
2 2 (14.29%) Technical Analysis
2 2 (14.29%) Knowledge Management
2 2 (14.29%) Process Management
2 2 (14.29%) Risk Management
2 2 (14.29%) Asset Management
3 1 (7.14%) E-business
3 1 (7.14%) SOA
3 1 (7.14%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 6 (42.86%) SQL
2 4 (28.57%) Java
3 2 (14.29%) Perl
3 2 (14.29%) T-SQL
3 2 (14.29%) Shell Script
3 2 (14.29%) Korn
3 2 (14.29%) C-shell
4 1 (7.14%) VB
4 1 (7.14%) C++
4 1 (7.14%) COBOL
Vendors
1 7 (50.00%) PeopleSoft
2 3 (21.43%) Microsoft
2 3 (21.43%) Oracle
3 2 (14.29%) Sybase