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 22 June 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
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 639 637
Contract jobs citing SQR 0 6 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK - 0.011% 0.011%
As % of the Programming Languages category - 0.029% 0.028%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 5
Median daily rate - £475 £455
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.51%  
UK excluding London median daily rate - £513 £452
% change year-on-year - +13.32%  
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 19697 20912 21353
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 42.02% 38.78% 37.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 13450 14393 14265
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 397 449 441
Median hourly rate £42.00 £37.50 £35.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.00% +5.63%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.20 £14.95 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.55 £48.50 £50.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +14.86% +2.77%  

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 22 June 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 1 (100.00%) Oracle
1 1 (100.00%) PeopleSoft
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Solaris
1 1 (100.00%) Linux
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (100.00%) Tuxedo
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
1 1 (100.00%) Marketing
1 1 (100.00%) WebSphere
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (100.00%) PeopleSoft HCM
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server

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 (100.00%) Tuxedo
1 1 (100.00%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 1 (100.00%) PeopleSoft HCM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle Reports
General
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
1 1 (100.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Developer
1 1 (100.00%) PeopleSoft Developer
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Linux
1 1 (100.00%) Solaris
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle
1 1 (100.00%) PeopleSoft