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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Structured Query Report Writer (SQR)
Rank 591 577 556
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -21
Contract jobs citing SQR 4 5 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.007% 0.010% 0.002%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.019% 0.026% 0.005%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
Average daily rate
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£320 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £359 - -
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
20975 19538 18709
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 38.02% 37.86% 37.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 14282 12430 11439
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 442 572 738
Average hourly rate £35.00 £33.80 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.56% -3.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £14.00 £16.72
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.95 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £33.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.57% -5.71%

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 19 December 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
London +12 2 £320 -
England -33 2 £320 -
Derby - - - -
Derbyshire - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
Midlands - - - -

SQR
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 11 (68.75%) SQL
1 11 (68.75%) Oracle
2 7 (43.75%) UNIX
2 7 (43.75%) Hibernate
2 7 (43.75%) Sybase
2 7 (43.75%) T-SQL
2 7 (43.75%) Java
2 7 (43.75%) Perl
2 7 (43.75%) PeopleSoft
2 7 (43.75%) Korn
2 7 (43.75%) Spring
2 7 (43.75%) C-shell
3 6 (37.50%) Banking
3 6 (37.50%) SQL Server
3 6 (37.50%) Finance
4 5 (31.25%) Maven
4 5 (31.25%) Spring Integration
4 5 (31.25%) Credit Risk
5 4 (25.00%) PeopleSoft HRMS
5 4 (25.00%) PeopleTools
5 4 (25.00%) PeopleCode
6 3 (18.75%) Project Management
6 3 (18.75%) Financial Institution
6 3 (18.75%) Investment Banking
7 2 (12.50%) Service Delivery
7 2 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (12.50%) QA
7 2 (12.50%) Incident Management
7 2 (12.50%) Waterfall
7 2 (12.50%) Oracle BI Publisher

SQR
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 1 (6.25%) WebLogic Portal
1 1 (6.25%) WebLogic
1 1 (6.25%) Tuxedo
1 1 (6.25%) Oracle Workflow
Business Applications
1 4 (25.00%) 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 BI Publisher
3 1 (6.25%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (6.25%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (31.25%) Maven
2 4 (25.00%) PeopleTools
General
1 6 (37.50%) Banking
1 6 (37.50%) Finance
2 3 (18.75%) Financial Institution
2 3 (18.75%) Investment Banking
3 1 (6.25%) Legal
3 1 (6.25%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (62.50%) Developer
2 7 (43.75%) Java Developer
3 3 (18.75%) PeopleSoft Developer
4 2 (12.50%) PeopleSoft Consultant
4 2 (12.50%) Consultant
4 2 (12.50%) Project Manager
5 1 (6.25%) Senior Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Oracle Consultant
5 1 (6.25%) Migration Consultant
5 1 (6.25%) Oracle HRMS Consultant
5 1 (6.25%) Data Consultant
5 1 (6.25%) Oracle HR Consultant
5 1 (6.25%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (43.75%) Hibernate
1 7 (43.75%) Spring
2 5 (31.25%) Spring Integration
3 2 (12.50%) Struts
3 2 (12.50%) XML
4 1 (6.25%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (31.25%) Credit Risk
2 2 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (6.25%) Data Structures
3 1 (6.25%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 7 (43.75%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (18.75%) Project Management
2 2 (12.50%) Service Delivery
2 2 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (12.50%) Incident Management
2 2 (12.50%) Waterfall
2 2 (12.50%) People Management
3 1 (6.25%) PRINCE2
3 1 (6.25%) Risk Management
3 1 (6.25%) Workflow
3 1 (6.25%) Migration
3 1 (6.25%) Data Governance
3 1 (6.25%) Master Data Management
3 1 (6.25%) Data Migration
3 1 (6.25%) Data Cleansing
3 1 (6.25%) Data Mapping
3 1 (6.25%) Data Analysis
3 1 (6.25%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (68.75%) SQL
2 7 (43.75%) T-SQL
2 7 (43.75%) Java
2 7 (43.75%) Perl
2 7 (43.75%) Korn
2 7 (43.75%) C-shell
3 4 (25.00%) PeopleCode
4 1 (6.25%) Shell Script
4 1 (6.25%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (6.25%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (12.50%) QA
Vendors
1 11 (68.75%) Oracle
2 7 (43.75%) Sybase
2 7 (43.75%) PeopleSoft