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 26 February 2017 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
26 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Structured Query Report Writer (SQR)
UK
Rank 596 625 602
Rank change year-on-year
+29 -23
Contract jobs citing SQR 1 4 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.002% 0.008% 0.017%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.005% 0.020% 0.046%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 4
Median daily rate £525 £500 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +23.45%
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £500 £405
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +23.45%
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
18249 19912 19696
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 40.76% 38.33% 37.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 12587 13528 12927
Median daily rate £430 £418 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.99% +4.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £298 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 420 488 419
Median hourly rate £42.00 £40.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £18.63 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.00 £50.27 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+3.75% +11.11%

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 3 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 26 February 2017. 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 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
Scotland - 1 £525 -
West Lothian - 1 £525 -
Livingston - 1 £525 -

SQR
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 February 2017, 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 5 (100.00%) Oracle
1 5 (100.00%) PeopleSoft
2 4 (80.00%) ITIL
2 4 (80.00%) WebLogic
2 4 (80.00%) AIX
2 4 (80.00%) OO
2 4 (80.00%) PeopleSoft HRMS
2 4 (80.00%) RDBMS
2 4 (80.00%) IBM
2 4 (80.00%) PeopleTools
2 4 (80.00%) PeopleCode
2 4 (80.00%) Configuration Management
2 4 (80.00%) Service Delivery
2 4 (80.00%) Release Management
2 4 (80.00%) Oracle Database
2 4 (80.00%) Relational Database
2 4 (80.00%) SQL
3 3 (60.00%) SC Cleared
3 3 (60.00%) Security Cleared
4 1 (20.00%) Finance
4 1 (20.00%) Marketing
4 1 (20.00%) WebSphere
4 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (20.00%) PeopleSoft HCM
4 1 (20.00%) Windows Server
4 1 (20.00%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (20.00%) Tuxedo
4 1 (20.00%) Solaris
4 1 (20.00%) Linux
4 1 (20.00%) Windows

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 4 (80.00%) WebLogic
2 1 (20.00%) Tuxedo
2 1 (20.00%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 4 (80.00%) PeopleSoft HRMS
2 1 (20.00%) PeopleSoft HCM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (80.00%) Oracle Database
1 4 (80.00%) RDBMS
1 4 (80.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (20.00%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 4 (80.00%) PeopleTools
General
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
1 1 (20.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) Developer
1 4 (80.00%) PeopleSoft Developer
2 3 (60.00%) Oracle Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Consultant
3 1 (20.00%) PeopleSoft Consultant
3 1 (20.00%) PeopleSoft Technical Consultant
3 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared Technical Consultant
3 1 (20.00%) Technical Consultant
Operating Systems
1 4 (80.00%) AIX
2 1 (20.00%) Linux
2 1 (20.00%) Solaris
2 1 (20.00%) Windows
2 1 (20.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Configuration Management
1 4 (80.00%) ITIL
1 4 (80.00%) OO
1 4 (80.00%) Release Management
1 4 (80.00%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 4 (80.00%) PeopleCode
1 4 (80.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (60.00%) SC Cleared
1 3 (60.00%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) Oracle
1 5 (100.00%) PeopleSoft
2 4 (80.00%) IBM