The table below looks at the statistics for SQL skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SQL over the 3 months to 28 July 2015 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
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Structured Query Language (SQL)
Rank 6 5 5
Rank change year-on-year
-1 0
Contract jobs citing SQL 1087 1019 1214
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 18.32% 17.32% 17.08%
As % of the Programming Languages category 41.21% 40.86% 38.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 883 780 916
Average daily rate
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£450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £615 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 17
Average hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £32.58
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -23.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.02 £13.00 £12.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.77 £54.88 £51.12
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.00 £25.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -5.66%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region.

Programming Languages Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
2638 2494 3130
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 44.46% 42.39% 44.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 2174 1931 2412
Average daily rate £475 £453 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.97% +0.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £310 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £351 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+0.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 14 33
Average hourly rate £23.75 £29.74 £41.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.14% -28.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.37 £14.58 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £99.00 £67.64 £52.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -

SQL
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SQL across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

SQL Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

SQL
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SQL across the City of London region.

SQL Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

SQL
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SQL across the City of London region over the 3 months to 28 July 2015.

SQL Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

SQL
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SQL across the City of London region.

SQL Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

SQL
Hourly Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SQL across the City of London region over the 3 months to 28 July 2015.

SQL Hourly Rate Histogram in the City of London

SQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing SQL 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 SQL.

1 714 (34.34%) Finance
2 661 (31.79%) SQL Server
3 509 (24.48%) Banking
4 453 (21.79%) Oracle
5 416 (20.01%) .NET
6 397 (19.10%) C#
7 384 (18.47%) Agile Software Development
8 383 (18.42%) Java
9 345 (16.59%) Data Warehouse
10 343 (16.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 340 (16.35%) Microsoft
12 332 (15.97%) Business Intelligence
13 305 (14.67%) T-SQL
14 297 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 277 (13.32%) Windows
16 260 (12.51%) ETL
17 233 (11.21%) MS Excel
18 229 (11.01%) JavaScript
19 228 (10.97%) Investment Banking
20 224 (10.77%) Linux
21 221 (10.63%) Analytical Skills
22 211 (10.15%) UNIX
23 203 (9.76%) Front Office
24 201 (9.67%) HTML
25 196 (9.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
26 189 (9.09%) XML
27 184 (8.85%) PL/SQL
28 174 (8.37%) SQL Server 2008
29 172 (8.27%) Data Modelling
30 168 (8.08%) VBA

SQL
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing SQL 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 SQL. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 120 (5.77%) SharePoint
2 71 (3.42%) IIS
3 47 (2.26%) SAS
4 35 (1.68%) Tomcat
5 33 (1.59%) Apache
6 26 (1.25%) WebSphere
7 22 (1.06%) MS Exchange
8 19 (0.91%) SharePoint 2010
9 18 (0.87%) Lync
10 17 (0.82%) WebLogic
10 17 (0.82%) CMS
11 16 (0.77%) Node.js
12 13 (0.63%) JBoss
12 13 (0.63%) Oracle Workflow
13 12 (0.58%) Oracle Coherence
14 10 (0.48%) BizTalk Server
14 10 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2010
14 10 (0.48%) Apache Spark
15 9 (0.43%) Umbraco
15 9 (0.43%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 233 (11.21%) MS Excel
2 49 (2.36%) MS Office
3 33 (1.59%) MS Visio
3 33 (1.59%) MS PowerPoint
4 24 (1.15%) PowerPivot
5 16 (0.77%) MS Project
6 13 (0.63%) Spreadsheet
7 7 (0.34%) Photoshop
8 6 (0.29%) SPSS
9 4 (0.19%) Maya
10 3 (0.14%) Mathematica
10 3 (0.14%) Adobe Illustrator
10 3 (0.14%) Maple
10 3 (0.14%) LaTeX
10 3 (0.14%) HipChat
11 1 (0.048%) Weka
11 1 (0.048%) ProjectWise
11 1 (0.048%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 54 (2.60%) Dynamics CRM
2 40 (1.92%) Markit EDM
3 22 (1.06%) Oracle EBS
4 20 (0.96%) Oracle General Ledger
5 14 (0.67%) Hyperion Planning
5 14 (0.67%) thinkFolio
6 12 (0.58%) Oracle EBS R12
6 12 (0.58%) Oracle Payables
7 10 (0.48%) Oracle BPM
8 8 (0.38%) Dynamics AX
8 8 (0.38%) RMDS
9 7 (0.34%) Cognos TM1
9 7 (0.34%) Oracle Financials
9 7 (0.34%) Cognos Business Intelligence
9 7 (0.34%) Oracle FAH
10 6 (0.29%) Oracle Cash Management
10 6 (0.29%) Oracle Assets
10 6 (0.29%) Oracle Applications
11 5 (0.24%) Global One
11 5 (0.24%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 30 (1.44%) Amazon AWS
2 18 (0.87%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (0.53%) Office 365
4 10 (0.48%) Google Analytics
5 8 (0.38%) SaaS
5 8 (0.38%) Adobe Analytics
5 8 (0.38%) Yammer
6 7 (0.34%) GitHub
7 5 (0.24%) IaaS
7 5 (0.24%) Cloud Computing
8 4 (0.19%) Amazon EC2
9 2 (0.096%) Amazon S3
9 2 (0.096%) Force.com
9 2 (0.096%) IBM Blueworks
10 1 (0.048%) Amazon Kinesis
10 1 (0.048%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 1 (0.048%) Boomi
10 1 (0.048%) Rackspace Cloud
10 1 (0.048%) Google Apps
10 1 (0.048%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 38 (1.83%) SAN
2 35 (1.68%) DNS
3 32 (1.54%) Firewall
4 28 (1.35%) TCP/IP
5 23 (1.11%) HTTP
6 22 (1.06%) NAS
7 20 (0.96%) DHCP
8 19 (0.91%) WAN
9 18 (0.87%) LAN
10 13 (0.63%) Internet
11 12 (0.58%) FTP
12 10 (0.48%) VPN
13 9 (0.43%) SNMP
13 9 (0.43%) Multicast
14 8 (0.38%) iSCSI
14 8 (0.38%) Intranet
15 7 (0.34%) SSL
15 7 (0.34%) SMTP
15 7 (0.34%) VoIP
15 7 (0.34%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 661 (31.79%) SQL Server
2 345 (16.59%) Data Warehouse
3 343 (16.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 297 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 196 (9.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 174 (8.37%) SQL Server 2008
7 168 (8.08%) Relational Database
8 118 (5.68%) SQL Server 2012
9 100 (4.81%) Oracle Database
10 80 (3.85%) QlikView
11 78 (3.75%) RDBMS
12 69 (3.32%) OLAP
13 67 (3.22%) MySQL
14 66 (3.17%) BusinessObjects
15 58 (2.79%) Big Data
16 57 (2.74%) Oracle Database 11g
17 54 (2.60%) SQL Server 2005
18 50 (2.41%) Oracle Reports
19 46 (2.21%) Hadoop
20 43 (2.07%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 66 (3.17%) Subversion
1 66 (3.17%) Team Foundation Server
2 55 (2.65%) JIRA
2 55 (2.65%) Visual Studio
3 53 (2.55%) Git (software)
4 45 (2.16%) Jenkins
5 39 (1.88%) Maven
6 33 (1.59%) TeamCity
7 32 (1.54%) Selenium
8 19 (0.91%) Ant
9 18 (0.87%) JUnit
10 16 (0.77%) Oracle Forms
10 16 (0.77%) HP UFT
10 16 (0.77%) ERwin
11 13 (0.63%) NUnit
11 13 (0.63%) Mercurial
11 13 (0.63%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 11 (0.53%) SoapUI
12 11 (0.53%) PowerBuilder
12 11 (0.53%) Toad
General
1 714 (34.34%) Finance
2 509 (24.48%) Banking
3 228 (10.97%) Investment Banking
4 203 (9.76%) Front Office
5 65 (3.13%) Retail
6 52 (2.50%) Marketing
7 44 (2.12%) Telecoms
8 43 (2.07%) Advertising
9 36 (1.73%) Legal
10 34 (1.64%) Back Office
11 26 (1.25%) Financial Institution
12 23 (1.11%) General Ledger
13 17 (0.82%) Law
14 15 (0.72%) Games
15 13 (0.63%) Retail Banking
16 10 (0.48%) Publishing
17 9 (0.43%) Manufacturing
18 8 (0.38%) Corporate Banking
19 3 (0.14%) Spanish Language
19 3 (0.14%) Turkish Language
Job Titles
1 947 (45.55%) Developer
2 550 (26.46%) Analyst
3 187 (8.99%) SQL Developer
4 163 (7.84%) Senior Developer
5 161 (7.74%) Business Analyst
6 128 (6.16%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 120 (5.77%) C# Developer
8 111 (5.34%) Data Analyst
9 105 (5.05%) Java Developer
10 96 (4.62%) Consultant
11 91 (4.38%) DBA
12 88 (4.23%) Architect
13 72 (3.46%) .NET Developer
14 70 (3.37%) SQL DBA
14 70 (3.37%) Support Analyst
15 64 (3.08%) Applications Support
16 62 (2.98%) Test Analyst
17 49 (2.36%) Programmer
18 48 (2.31%) Oracle Developer
19 44 (2.12%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 416 (20.01%) .NET
2 201 (9.67%) HTML
3 189 (9.09%) XML
4 122 (5.87%) ASP.NET
5 117 (5.63%) CSS
6 114 (5.48%) Web Services
7 99 (4.76%) WCF
8 78 (3.75%) jQuery
9 77 (3.70%) WPF
10 64 (3.08%) Spring
11 62 (2.98%) HTML5
12 57 (2.74%) AngularJS
13 56 (2.69%) MDX
14 54 (2.60%) .NET Framework
15 48 (2.31%) SOAP
16 44 (2.12%) RESTful
17 42 (2.02%) ASP.NET MVC
18 37 (1.78%) J2EE
18 37 (1.78%) Middleware
19 35 (1.68%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 221 (10.63%) Analytical Skills
2 109 (5.24%) Derivative
3 105 (5.05%) Fixed Income
4 84 (4.04%) Equities
5 83 (3.99%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 66 (3.17%) NHS
7 63 (3.03%) Computer Science
7 63 (3.03%) Credit Risk
8 48 (2.31%) Mathematics
9 44 (2.12%) Visualisation
10 41 (1.97%) Data Integration
11 37 (1.78%) Management Information System
11 37 (1.78%) Clustering
12 36 (1.73%) Statistics
13 35 (1.68%) Replication
13 35 (1.68%) Market Risk
14 28 (1.35%) Data Centre
15 25 (1.20%) Hedge funds
16 24 (1.15%) Data Structures
16 24 (1.15%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 277 (13.32%) Windows
2 224 (10.77%) Linux
3 211 (10.15%) UNIX
4 71 (3.42%) Windows Server 2008
5 51 (2.45%) Windows Server 2012
6 44 (2.12%) Windows Server 2003
7 29 (1.39%) Solaris
8 19 (0.91%) Windows 7
9 18 (0.87%) AIX
10 16 (0.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 9 (0.43%) Windows XP
12 7 (0.34%) Apple iOS
13 6 (0.29%) Windows 8
14 5 (0.24%) Android
15 4 (0.19%) CentOS
15 4 (0.19%) VMS
15 4 (0.19%) Ubuntu
16 3 (0.14%) Oracle Linux
17 2 (0.096%) Mac OS X Server
17 2 (0.096%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 384 (18.47%) Agile Software Development
2 332 (15.97%) Business Intelligence
3 260 (12.51%) ETL
4 172 (8.27%) Data Modelling
5 159 (7.65%) TDD
6 153 (7.36%) Migration
7 145 (6.97%) Analytics
8 125 (6.01%) Data Analysis
9 120 (5.77%) OO
10 117 (5.63%) Multithreading
10 117 (5.63%) SDLC
11 102 (4.91%) Project Management
12 100 (4.81%) Scrum
12 100 (4.81%) Business Analysis
12 100 (4.81%) Performance Tuning
13 94 (4.52%) CRM
14 90 (4.33%) MVC
15 83 (3.99%) ITIL
16 80 (3.85%) Risk Management
17 76 (3.66%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 397 (19.10%) C#
2 383 (18.42%) Java
3 305 (14.67%) T-SQL
4 229 (11.01%) JavaScript
5 184 (8.85%) PL/SQL
6 168 (8.08%) VBA
7 92 (4.43%) Python
8 86 (4.14%) C++
9 83 (3.99%) Shell Script
10 73 (3.51%) Perl
11 65 (3.13%) PowerShell
12 48 (2.31%) VB
13 47 (2.26%) PHP
14 41 (1.97%) VB.NET
14 41 (1.97%) C
15 40 (1.92%) Ruby
16 29 (1.39%) Scala
17 27 (1.30%) R
18 26 (1.25%) VBScript
19 20 (0.96%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 126 (6.06%) Degree
2 42 (2.02%) Security Cleared
3 23 (1.11%) Microsoft Certification
4 22 (1.06%) SC Cleared
4 22 (1.06%) ISTQB
5 19 (0.91%) ISEB
6 13 (0.63%) MCSE
7 8 (0.38%) ITIL Certification
7 8 (0.38%) DV Cleared
8 7 (0.34%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 7 (0.34%) Oracle Certification
8 7 (0.34%) Cisco Certification
9 6 (0.29%) MCITP
10 5 (0.24%) MCSA
10 5 (0.24%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 5 (0.24%) OCP
10 5 (0.24%) PMI Certification
10 5 (0.24%) ACCA
10 5 (0.24%) CIMA
11 4 (0.19%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 87 (4.18%) QA
2 36 (1.73%) Data Quality
3 29 (1.39%) Solvency II
4 13 (0.63%) SLA
5 6 (0.29%) Dodd-Frank
6 5 (0.24%) GAAP
7 4 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 4 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 4 (0.19%) EMIR
8 3 (0.14%) MiFID
8 3 (0.14%) PCI DSS
9 2 (0.096%) FATCA
9 2 (0.096%) COREP
9 2 (0.096%) FINREP
9 2 (0.096%) AIFMD
10 1 (0.048%) Basel III
10 1 (0.048%) Basel II
10 1 (0.048%) GCP
10 1 (0.048%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 65 (3.13%) Active Directory
2 51 (2.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 29 (1.39%) Oracle RAC
4 18 (0.87%) vSphere
5 17 (0.82%) Hyper-V
6 10 (0.48%) NFS
6 10 (0.48%) Xen
7 8 (0.38%) SRDF
8 7 (0.34%) KVM
8 7 (0.34%) VMware ESXi
9 6 (0.29%) XenApp
10 5 (0.24%) HDFS
11 4 (0.19%) Oracle Clusterware
11 4 (0.19%) Apache Flume
11 4 (0.19%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 4 (0.19%) VMware ESX
12 3 (0.14%) Microsoft App-V
12 3 (0.14%) Docker
13 2 (0.096%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 2 (0.096%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 25 (1.20%) Puppet
2 22 (1.06%) HP Quality Center
3 20 (0.96%) SCOM
4 19 (0.91%) Data Guard
5 15 (0.72%) Control-M
6 14 (0.67%) Oracle RMAN
7 13 (0.63%) SCCM
8 12 (0.58%) Nagios
9 11 (0.53%) Opscode Chef
10 10 (0.48%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 7 (0.34%) BladeLogic
11 7 (0.34%) ITRS Geneos
12 6 (0.29%) Ansible
13 5 (0.24%) Cisco Prime
13 5 (0.24%) Oozie
13 5 (0.24%) Netcool
14 4 (0.19%) NetBackup
14 4 (0.19%) Oracle EDQ
14 4 (0.19%) Jitterbit
15 3 (0.14%) WSUS
Vendors
1 453 (21.79%) Oracle
2 340 (16.35%) Microsoft
3 79 (3.80%) Sybase
4 70 (3.37%) VMware
5 67 (3.22%) Tableau
6 61 (2.93%) IBM
7 48 (2.31%) HP
8 41 (1.97%) Informatica
9 39 (1.88%) Cognos
10 35 (1.68%) Cisco
11 33 (1.59%) SAP
12 31 (1.49%) TIBCO
13 29 (1.39%) Salesforce.com
13 29 (1.39%) Citrix
14 23 (1.11%) Teradata
15 22 (1.06%) Charles River
15 22 (1.06%) WorldPay
16 20 (0.96%) Red Hat
16 20 (0.96%) NetApp
17 19 (0.91%) EMC
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