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 22 July 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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Structured Query Report Writer (SQR)
Rank 569 557 587
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +30
Contract jobs citing SQR 3 9 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.006% 0.018% 0.007%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.015% 0.047% 0.019%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 4
Average daily rate
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£563 £450 £525
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -14.28%
UK excluding London average daily rate - - -
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
19724 19351 20550
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 37.16% 38.05% 35.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 12657 11980 12233
Average daily rate £388 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £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 401 574 766
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.25 £16.50 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £58.15 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00

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 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 22 July 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 -14 2 £563 +25.00% 1
Derby - - - -
Manchester - - - -
Derbyshire - - - - 1
East Midlands - - - - 1
North West - - - -

SQR
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 5 (62.50%) SQL
2 4 (50.00%) Java
2 4 (50.00%) PeopleSoft
3 2 (25.00%) Perl
3 2 (25.00%) T-SQL
3 2 (25.00%) Oracle
3 2 (25.00%) Sybase
3 2 (25.00%) Web Services
3 2 (25.00%) UNIX
3 2 (25.00%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (25.00%) PeopleSoft HRMS
3 2 (25.00%) PeopleCode
3 2 (25.00%) Shell Script
3 2 (25.00%) Financial Institution
3 2 (25.00%) Risk Management
3 2 (25.00%) Workflow
3 2 (25.00%) Finance
3 2 (25.00%) Oracle Workflow
3 2 (25.00%) Hibernate
3 2 (25.00%) Banking
3 2 (25.00%) Asset Management
3 2 (25.00%) Spring
3 2 (25.00%) Maven
3 2 (25.00%) Investment Banking
3 2 (25.00%) Korn
3 2 (25.00%) Credit Risk
3 2 (25.00%) C-shell
3 2 (25.00%) Spring Integration
3 2 (25.00%) Relational Database
4 1 (12.50%) C++

SQR
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 (25.00%) Oracle Workflow
Business Applications
1 2 (25.00%) PeopleSoft HRMS
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle HRMS
2 1 (12.50%) Maximo
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) Oracle Reports
1 2 (25.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (12.50%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 2 (25.00%) Maven
2 1 (12.50%) PeopleTools
General
1 2 (25.00%) Financial Institution
1 2 (25.00%) Finance
1 2 (25.00%) Banking
1 2 (25.00%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Developer
1 3 (37.50%) Consultant
1 3 (37.50%) PeopleSoft Consultant
2 2 (25.00%) Java Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Oracle Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Functional Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) PeopleSoft Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Oracle HR Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Peoplesoft Functional Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Oracle HRMS Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (25.00%) Web Services
1 2 (25.00%) Hibernate
1 2 (25.00%) Spring
1 2 (25.00%) Spring Integration
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 2 (25.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (25.00%) Risk Management
1 2 (25.00%) Workflow
1 2 (25.00%) Asset Management
2 1 (12.50%) Systems Analysis
2 1 (12.50%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 5 (62.50%) SQL
2 4 (50.00%) Java
3 2 (25.00%) Perl
3 2 (25.00%) PeopleCode
3 2 (25.00%) Shell Script
3 2 (25.00%) Korn
3 2 (25.00%) C-shell
3 2 (25.00%) T-SQL
4 1 (12.50%) VB
4 1 (12.50%) C++
4 1 (12.50%) COBOL
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) PeopleSoft
2 2 (25.00%) Oracle
2 2 (25.00%) Sybase