Period
to 18 October 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for SQR skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SQR over the 6 months to 18 October 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Structured Query Report Writer (SQR)
UK
6 months to
18 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 859 880 885
Rank change year-on-year +21 +5 -26
Contract jobs citing SQR 2 7 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.002% 0.007% 0.006%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.005% 0.016% 0.016%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 6
UK median daily rate £400 £443 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.60% -15.71% +50.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £443 £475
% change year-on-year -9.60% -6.84% +46.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

SQR is in the Programming Languages category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 41633 42750 43158
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.90% 40.13% 38.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 28899 29383 29187
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +2.56%
10th Percentile £306 £280 £264
90th Percentile £625 £588 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.67% +3.45% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 784 915 976
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £36.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +2.74% +12.31%
10th Percentile £16.08 £14.13 £15.00
90th Percentile £53.00 £53.75 £51.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year +8.00% +1.35% +13.85%

SQR
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing SQR as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for SQR in the UK

SQR
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SQR.

Contractor daily rate trend for SQR in the UK

SQR
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQR.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQR in the UK

SQR
Top 4 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 6 months to 18 October 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +34 2 £400 -9.60% 1
UK excluding London +24 2 £400 -9.60%
East Midlands - 2 £400 -
Midlands - 2 £400 -

For the 6 months to 18 October 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 2 (100.00%) PeopleCode
1 2 (100.00%) Migration
1 2 (100.00%) Data Analysis
1 2 (100.00%) Data Migration
1 2 (100.00%) Data Extraction
1 2 (100.00%) Data Mapping
1 2 (100.00%) Data Quality
1 2 (100.00%) Data Reconciliation
1 2 (100.00%) SQL
1 2 (100.00%) PeopleSoft
1 2 (100.00%) ETL
2 1 (50.00%) PeopleTools

SQR
Co-occurring 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:

Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) PeopleTools
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Analyst
1 2 (100.00%) Data Analyst
1 2 (100.00%) Data Migration Analyst
1 2 (100.00%) Migration Analyst
1 2 (100.00%) PeopleSoft Analyst
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Data Analysis
1 2 (100.00%) Data Extraction
1 2 (100.00%) Data Mapping
1 2 (100.00%) Data Migration
1 2 (100.00%) Data Reconciliation
1 2 (100.00%) ETL
1 2 (100.00%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) PeopleCode
1 2 (100.00%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (100.00%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) PeopleSoft