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 3 months to 29 March 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
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 639 613
Contract jobs citing SQR 0 9 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK - 0.017% 0.022%
As % of the Programming Languages category - 0.044% 0.060%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 6 6
Median daily rate - £500 £434
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +15.27%  
UK excluding London median daily rate - £500 £438
% change year-on-year - +14.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

SQR is in the programming language skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 18650 20508 19874
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 41.23% 38.10% 37.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 12836 14058 12875
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £555
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 423 474 406
Median hourly rate £42.50 £39.25 £35.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.28% +10.56%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.87 £15.00 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.65 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +3.75% +11.11%  

SQR
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing SQR as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Programming Languages category.

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

For the 6 months to 29 March 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%) PeopleSoft
1 2 (100.00%) Oracle
2 1 (50.00%) WebLogic
2 1 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) Service Delivery
2 1 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (50.00%) Marketing
2 1 (50.00%) WebSphere
2 1 (50.00%) Release Management
2 1 (50.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (50.00%) Oracle Database
2 1 (50.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (50.00%) PeopleSoft HCM
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (50.00%) ITIL
2 1 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) AIX
2 1 (50.00%) Solaris
2 1 (50.00%) Linux
2 1 (50.00%) OO
2 1 (50.00%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (50.00%) Tuxedo
2 1 (50.00%) PeopleSoft HRMS
2 1 (50.00%) RDBMS
2 1 (50.00%) IBM
2 1 (50.00%) PeopleTools
2 1 (50.00%) PeopleCode
2 1 (50.00%) Configuration Management

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (50.00%) Tuxedo
1 1 (50.00%) WebLogic
1 1 (50.00%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 1 (50.00%) PeopleSoft HCM
1 1 (50.00%) PeopleSoft HRMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle Database
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (50.00%) RDBMS
1 1 (50.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) PeopleTools
General
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
1 1 (50.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Developer
1 2 (100.00%) PeopleSoft Developer
2 1 (50.00%) Oracle Developer
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) AIX
1 1 (50.00%) Linux
1 1 (50.00%) Solaris
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
1 1 (50.00%) Windows Server
1 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Configuration Management
1 1 (50.00%) ITIL
1 1 (50.00%) OO
1 1 (50.00%) Release Management
1 1 (50.00%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) PeopleCode
1 1 (50.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (50.00%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Oracle
1 2 (100.00%) PeopleSoft
2 1 (50.00%) IBM