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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SQL over the 3 months to 28 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
28 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Structured Query Language (SQL)
Rank 6 6 5
Rank change year-on-year
0 -1
Contract jobs citing SQL 592 1016 1038
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 17.10% 18.82% 17.58%
As % of the Programming Languages category 34.99% 41.07% 41.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 496 825 801
Median daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 4
Median hourly rate £17.25 £25.43 £28.49
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.15% -10.76%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £28.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-1.75% +14.00%
SQL
London

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
1692 2474 2499
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 48.86% 45.82% 42.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 1432 2060 1919
Median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 9 11
Median hourly rate £17.25 £35.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.71% -22.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £19.81 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.45 £187.50 £116.09
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +10.00%

SQL
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the City of London region citing SQL as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 August 2016.

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 28 August 2016, IT contractor jobs citing SQL also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region with a requirement for SQL.

1 451 (39.74%) Finance
2 346 (30.48%) Agile Software Development
3 334 (29.43%) SQL Server
4 259 (22.82%) Banking
5 258 (22.73%) Oracle
6 220 (19.38%) .NET
7 215 (18.94%) C#
8 207 (18.24%) Java
9 160 (14.10%) Microsoft
10 159 (14.01%) Business Intelligence
11 151 (13.30%) T-SQL
12 149 (13.13%) Unix
13 143 (12.60%) Linux
13 143 (12.60%) JavaScript
13 143 (12.60%) Data Warehouse
14 141 (12.42%) TDD
15 127 (11.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 119 (10.48%) ETL
17 117 (10.31%) XML
18 116 (10.22%) Scrum
19 114 (10.04%) Windows
20 112 (9.87%) HTML
21 105 (9.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
22 95 (8.37%) PL/SQL
23 92 (8.11%) MS Excel
23 92 (8.11%) Python
24 88 (7.75%) Investment Banking
25 87 (7.67%) Web Services
26 86 (7.58%) Analytical Skills
27 85 (7.49%) Oracle Database

SQL
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London 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 36 (3.17%) SharePoint
2 35 (3.08%) SAS
3 29 (2.56%) IIS
4 21 (1.85%) Tomcat
5 18 (1.59%) Apache
6 17 (1.50%) Confluence
7 15 (1.32%) WebSphere
8 14 (1.23%) Oracle Coherence
9 13 (1.15%) Apache Spark
10 10 (0.88%) JBoss
10 10 (0.88%) WebLogic
11 8 (0.70%) Elasticsearch
12 7 (0.62%) MS Exchange
12 7 (0.62%) Mule
12 7 (0.62%) Skype for Business
13 6 (0.53%) BizTalk Server
13 6 (0.53%) nginx
14 5 (0.44%) OpenStack
14 5 (0.44%) SharePoint 2010
14 5 (0.44%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 92 (8.11%) MS Excel
2 29 (2.56%) MS Office
3 23 (2.03%) MS PowerPoint
4 12 (1.06%) Spreadsheet
5 5 (0.44%) SPSS
6 4 (0.35%) MS Visio
7 3 (0.26%) MS Project
8 2 (0.18%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.088%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 1 (0.088%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 17 (1.50%) Markit EDM
2 12 (1.06%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (1.06%) Oracle Payables
3 10 (0.88%) Oracle EBS
3 10 (0.88%) Unit4 Business World
4 7 (0.62%) Dynamics NAV
4 7 (0.62%) Oracle General Ledger
4 7 (0.62%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
5 6 (0.53%) Oracle Financials
6 5 (0.44%) Oracle Assets
6 5 (0.44%) Oracle E-Business Tax
7 4 (0.35%) Oracle BPM
7 4 (0.35%) Oracle EBS R12
8 3 (0.26%) Oracle Receivables
8 3 (0.26%) Remedy ITSM
9 2 (0.18%) Cognos Business Intelligence
9 2 (0.18%) Eagle PACE
9 2 (0.18%) ION MarketView
9 2 (0.18%) Loan IQ
9 2 (0.18%) Oracle FAH
Cloud Services
1 46 (4.05%) Amazon AWS
2 44 (3.88%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (1.06%) TestFlight
4 11 (0.97%) Cloud Computing
5 7 (0.62%) Google Analytics
6 6 (0.53%) GitHub
7 4 (0.35%) IaaS
8 3 (0.26%) Azure Active Directory
8 3 (0.26%) Google Cloud Platform
8 3 (0.26%) SaaS
9 2 (0.18%) Amazon EC2
9 2 (0.18%) Force.com
9 2 (0.18%) Office 365
9 2 (0.18%) PaaS
10 1 (0.088%) AdWords
10 1 (0.088%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 1 (0.088%) Amazon S3
10 1 (0.088%) AWS CloudFormation
10 1 (0.088%) AWS OpsWorks
10 1 (0.088%) Boomi
Communications & Networking
1 38 (3.35%) HTTP
2 24 (2.11%) LDAP
3 13 (1.15%) DNS
3 13 (1.15%) Firewall
4 12 (1.06%) Network Security
4 12 (1.06%) SAN
5 10 (0.88%) WAN
6 9 (0.79%) FTP
6 9 (0.79%) LAN
6 9 (0.79%) Skype
7 8 (0.70%) Internet
7 8 (0.70%) TCP/IP
8 7 (0.62%) H.323
8 7 (0.62%) Unified Communications
9 6 (0.53%) CTI
9 6 (0.53%) NAS
9 6 (0.53%) PBX
9 6 (0.53%) SSL
9 6 (0.53%) VoIP
10 5 (0.44%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 334 (29.43%) SQL Server
2 143 (12.60%) Data Warehouse
3 127 (11.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 105 (9.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 85 (7.49%) Oracle Database
6 63 (5.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 61 (5.37%) Relational Database
8 57 (5.02%) NoSQL
8 57 (5.02%) SQL Server 2008
9 56 (4.93%) Big Data
10 49 (4.32%) MySQL
11 44 (3.88%) SQL Server 2012
12 41 (3.61%) Hadoop
13 36 (3.17%) MongoDB
14 35 (3.08%) QlikView
15 32 (2.82%) SQL Server 2014
16 30 (2.64%) Oracle Database 11g
17 26 (2.29%) Data Mining
18 24 (2.11%) Oracle Database 10g
18 24 (2.11%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 63 (5.55%) Git (software)
2 57 (5.02%) JIRA
3 43 (3.79%) Jenkins
3 43 (3.79%) Subversion
4 30 (2.64%) Maven
4 30 (2.64%) Selenium
5 24 (2.11%) Team Foundation Server
6 23 (2.03%) Visual Studio
7 21 (1.85%) JUnit
8 20 (1.76%) TeamCity
9 19 (1.67%) SpecFlow
10 16 (1.41%) Cucumber
11 15 (1.32%) WebDriver
12 14 (1.23%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 13 (1.15%) Eclipse
14 12 (1.06%) Gradle
14 12 (1.06%) NUnit
15 11 (0.97%) Artifactory
16 10 (0.88%) GitLab
16 10 (0.88%) JMeter
General
1 451 (39.74%) Finance
2 259 (22.82%) Banking
3 88 (7.75%) Investment Banking
4 74 (6.52%) Front Office
5 62 (5.46%) Marketing
6 53 (4.67%) Financial Institution
7 40 (3.52%) Retail
8 37 (3.26%) Legal
9 18 (1.59%) Back Office
10 15 (1.32%) Law
11 12 (1.06%) Telecoms
12 7 (0.62%) Advertising
12 7 (0.62%) Billing
12 7 (0.62%) General Ledger
13 5 (0.44%) Games
14 4 (0.35%) Spanish Language
15 3 (0.26%) French Language
15 3 (0.26%) Pharmaceutical
15 3 (0.26%) Retail Banking
16 2 (0.18%) German Language
Job Titles
1 527 (46.43%) Developer
2 257 (22.64%) Analyst
3 125 (11.01%) SQL Developer
4 118 (10.40%) Senior Developer
5 109 (9.60%) C# Developer
6 91 (8.02%) Java Developer
7 72 (6.34%) Business Analyst
8 70 (6.17%) .NET Developer
9 64 (5.64%) Data Analyst
10 53 (4.67%) Applications Support
11 50 (4.41%) SQL Analyst
12 49 (4.32%) C# .NET Developer
13 43 (3.79%) Architect
14 42 (3.70%) DBA
14 42 (3.70%) Oracle Developer
15 39 (3.44%) Senior SQL Developer
16 38 (3.35%) Administrator
17 37 (3.26%) Senior C# Developer
18 36 (3.17%) Consultant
18 36 (3.17%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 220 (19.38%) .NET
2 117 (10.31%) XML
3 112 (9.87%) HTML
4 87 (7.67%) Web Services
5 81 (7.14%) CSS
6 77 (6.78%) AngularJS
7 71 (6.26%) ASP.NET
8 61 (5.37%) REST
9 60 (5.29%) Spring
10 50 (4.41%) SOAP
11 49 (4.32%) jQuery
12 39 (3.44%) JSON
13 38 (3.35%) HTML5
14 34 (3.00%) WCF
14 34 (3.00%) WPF
15 32 (2.82%) .NET Framework
15 32 (2.82%) Ajax
16 29 (2.56%) Node.js
17 28 (2.47%) ASP.NET MVC
17 28 (2.47%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 86 (7.58%) Analytical Skills
2 46 (4.05%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 43 (3.79%) Derivative
4 42 (3.70%) Computer Science
4 42 (3.70%) Equities
4 42 (3.70%) Fixed Income
5 39 (3.44%) Mathematics
6 38 (3.35%) Management Information System
7 25 (2.20%) Visualisation
8 24 (2.11%) Credit Risk
9 23 (2.03%) Data Structures
10 20 (1.76%) Enterprise Software
10 20 (1.76%) Replication
10 20 (1.76%) User Experience
11 19 (1.67%) Statistics
12 18 (1.59%) Data Centre
13 17 (1.50%) Data Integration
13 17 (1.50%) Virtual Team
14 16 (1.41%) Clustering
14 16 (1.41%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 149 (13.13%) Unix
2 143 (12.60%) Linux
3 114 (10.04%) Windows
4 32 (2.82%) Windows Server
5 25 (2.20%) Solaris
6 19 (1.67%) Windows Server 2008
7 17 (1.50%) Apple iOS
8 15 (1.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 14 (1.23%) Windows Server 2012
10 10 (0.88%) Windows Server 2003
11 9 (0.79%) AIX
12 4 (0.35%) CoreOS
12 4 (0.35%) Windows 7
12 4 (0.35%) Windows 8
13 3 (0.26%) CentOS
13 3 (0.26%) Ubuntu
13 3 (0.26%) VMS
13 3 (0.26%) Windows 2000
14 2 (0.18%) Windows NT
14 2 (0.18%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 346 (30.48%) Agile Software Development
2 159 (14.01%) Business Intelligence
3 141 (12.42%) TDD
4 119 (10.48%) ETL
5 116 (10.22%) Scrum
6 80 (7.05%) Migration
7 75 (6.61%) Data Analysis
8 73 (6.43%) Analytics
9 72 (6.34%) BDD
10 70 (6.17%) Data Modelling
10 70 (6.17%) MVC
11 67 (5.90%) Continuous Integration
12 60 (5.29%) Performance Tuning
13 59 (5.20%) Multithreading
14 58 (5.11%) SDLC
14 58 (5.11%) Software Engineering
15 54 (4.76%) DevOps
16 53 (4.67%) Data Management
16 53 (4.67%) E-Commerce
17 51 (4.49%) OO
Programming Languages
1 215 (18.94%) C#
2 207 (18.24%) Java
3 151 (13.30%) T-SQL
4 143 (12.60%) JavaScript
5 95 (8.37%) PL/SQL
6 92 (8.11%) Python
7 61 (5.37%) VBA
8 56 (4.93%) Shell Script
9 46 (4.05%) Perl
10 41 (3.61%) C++
11 37 (3.26%) PowerShell
12 35 (3.08%) VB
13 30 (2.64%) PHP
14 29 (2.56%) R
15 26 (2.29%) C
16 24 (2.11%) Ruby
17 23 (2.03%) VB.NET
18 18 (1.59%) Scala
19 15 (1.32%) Objective-C
20 14 (1.23%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 85 (7.49%) Degree
2 27 (2.38%) Security Cleared
3 19 (1.67%) Microsoft Certification
4 16 (1.41%) SC Cleared
5 15 (1.32%) PMP
6 12 (1.06%) ISEB
7 11 (0.97%) PMI Certification
8 9 (0.79%) DV Cleared
8 9 (0.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 8 (0.70%) ISTQB
10 7 (0.62%) OCP
10 7 (0.62%) Oracle Certification
11 6 (0.53%) IBM Certification
11 6 (0.53%) MCITP
12 5 (0.44%) CISSP
12 5 (0.44%) MCSE
13 3 (0.26%) CCNA
13 3 (0.26%) CISA
13 3 (0.26%) Cisco Certification
13 3 (0.26%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (4.41%) QA
2 45 (3.96%) Data Quality
3 22 (1.94%) Solvency II
4 6 (0.53%) SLA
5 4 (0.35%) Basel III
5 4 (0.35%) MiFID
6 3 (0.26%) Dodd-Frank
7 2 (0.18%) CDISC
7 2 (0.18%) EMIR
7 2 (0.18%) FATCA
7 2 (0.18%) GCP
7 2 (0.18%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.088%) Basel II
8 1 (0.088%) COSO
8 1 (0.088%) Disclosure Scotland
8 1 (0.088%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.088%) SDET
8 1 (0.088%) WCAG
System Software
1 54 (4.76%) Active Directory
2 23 (2.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (1.67%) Oracle RAC
4 12 (1.06%) Docker
5 10 (0.88%) Hyper-V
6 8 (0.70%) HDFS
6 8 (0.70%) Xen
7 6 (0.53%) KVM
7 6 (0.53%) Virtual Machines
8 5 (0.44%) Ceph
8 5 (0.44%) etcd
8 5 (0.44%) flannel
8 5 (0.44%) NFS
8 5 (0.44%) RACF
8 5 (0.44%) Virtual Servers
9 4 (0.35%) GlusterFS
9 4 (0.35%) SRDF
9 4 (0.35%) vSphere
10 3 (0.26%) Apache Flume
10 3 (0.26%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 24 (2.11%) Puppet
2 20 (1.76%) Control-M
2 20 (1.76%) Opscode Chef
3 18 (1.59%) Ansible
4 14 (1.23%) HP Quality Center
5 10 (0.88%) SCCM
6 9 (0.79%) Microsoft Clustering
7 8 (0.70%) Oracle RMAN
7 8 (0.70%) SCOM
8 6 (0.53%) Data Guard
8 6 (0.53%) logstash
9 5 (0.44%) HAProxy
9 5 (0.44%) Host Intrusion Detection System
9 5 (0.44%) Kubernetes
9 5 (0.44%) Network Intrusion Detection System
10 4 (0.35%) BladeLogic
10 4 (0.35%) Graphite
10 4 (0.35%) Nagios
10 4 (0.35%) rkt
10 4 (0.35%) zSecure
Vendors
1 258 (22.73%) Oracle
2 160 (14.10%) Microsoft
3 44 (3.88%) Tableau
4 33 (2.91%) IBM
4 33 (2.91%) Sybase
5 31 (2.73%) Google
5 31 (2.73%) VMware
6 25 (2.20%) HP
7 22 (1.94%) Cisco
7 22 (1.94%) Informatica
8 20 (1.76%) Teradata
9 19 (1.67%) Salesforce.com
10 17 (1.50%) SAP
11 16 (1.41%) Atlassian
12 15 (1.32%) Citrix
12 15 (1.32%) Murex
12 15 (1.32%) Red Hat
13 12 (1.06%) Bloomberg
14 10 (0.88%) Charles River
14 10 (0.88%) Netezza
City, London
Venturi
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £400 - £401 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £650 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Hatstand Limited
Rate: £450 - £475 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Venturi
Rate: £450 - £525 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: £350.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Rate: £250 - £300 Per Day + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Senitor Associates
Rate: £275 - £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City of London
Nigel Frank International
Rate: £320 - £360 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £300 - £320 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Arrows Group
Rate: £500 - £600 per day + negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £250.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £550 - £600 per day + depending on experience
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Venturi
Rate: £450.00 - £550.00 per day + possible extensions
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: £450-£600 Daily
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £400 - £475 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: 400-600 Daily
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Pioneer Search
Rate: £500 - £650 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: £400 - £600 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Vivid Resourcing
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £450.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Eames Consulting
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Hatstand Limited
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Pioneer Search
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Hatstand Limited
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £600 - £800 per day
Posted: 6 days ago