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 29 August 2014 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Structured Query Language (SQL)
Rank 5 5 5
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Contract jobs citing SQL 1041 1299 1302
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 17.65% 17.92% 16.66%
As % of the Programming Languages category 41.54% 40.25% 42.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 801 981 997
Average daily rate
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£450 £450 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £301 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 12
Average hourly rate £31.99 £25.00 £39.28
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.94% -36.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.40 £23.00 £15.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.89 £46.04 £49.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.38 £26.50 £27.00
% change year-on-year
+3.30% -1.85%
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
2506 3227 3087
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 42.48% 44.52% 39.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 1922 2491 2376
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 17 17
Average hourly rate £44.50 £51.30 £41.05
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.25% +24.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.25 £17.90 £16.24
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £93.12 £59.00 £48.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%

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 29 August 2014.

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 29 August 2014.

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 29 August 2014, 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.

1 612 (29.80%) SQL Server
2 607 (29.55%) Finance
3 537 (26.14%) Oracle
4 530 (25.80%) Banking
5 365 (17.77%) Java
6 364 (17.72%) C#
7 341 (16.60%) .NET
8 321 (15.63%) Microsoft
9 280 (13.63%) Business Intelligence
10 266 (12.95%) Windows
10 266 (12.95%) ETL
11 258 (12.56%) Linux
12 256 (12.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 255 (12.41%) T-SQL
14 254 (12.37%) Data Warehouse
15 252 (12.27%) Investment Banking
16 235 (11.44%) UNIX
17 225 (10.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 222 (10.81%) PL/SQL
19 217 (10.56%) MS Excel
20 199 (9.69%) Front Office
21 181 (8.81%) JavaScript
22 177 (8.62%) XML
23 170 (8.28%) TDD
24 169 (8.23%) Agile Software Development
24 169 (8.23%) Degree
25 166 (8.08%) HTML
26 159 (7.74%) SQL Server 2008
27 157 (7.64%) Relational Database
28 155 (7.55%) Migration

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

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 79 (3.85%) SharePoint
2 72 (3.51%) SAS
3 50 (2.43%) Apache
3 50 (2.43%) WebSphere
4 44 (2.14%) IIS
5 40 (1.95%) WebLogic
6 34 (1.66%) Tomcat
7 24 (1.17%) MS Exchange
8 22 (1.07%) BizTalk Server
8 22 (1.07%) SharePoint 2010
9 19 (0.93%) Oracle Coherence
10 18 (0.88%) Node.js
11 17 (0.83%) CMS
12 16 (0.78%) Oracle Workflow
12 16 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2010
13 12 (0.58%) Oracle Service Bus
13 12 (0.58%) SharePoint 2013
14 10 (0.49%) MQSeries
15 8 (0.39%) Apache Pig
15 8 (0.39%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 217 (10.56%) MS Excel
2 57 (2.78%) MS Office
3 20 (0.97%) MS Visio
4 19 (0.93%) Spreadsheet
5 14 (0.68%) MS PowerPoint
6 13 (0.63%) PowerPivot
7 10 (0.49%) SPSS
7 10 (0.49%) MS Project
8 3 (0.15%) InfoPath
9 2 (0.097%) Gephi
9 2 (0.097%) FastStats
9 2 (0.097%) Photoshop
9 2 (0.097%) Stata
10 1 (0.049%) Mathematica
10 1 (0.049%) Adobe Illustrator
10 1 (0.049%) S-PLUS
10 1 (0.049%) GIMP
10 1 (0.049%) Final Cut Pro
10 1 (0.049%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 39 (1.90%) Markit EDM
2 31 (1.51%) Dynamics CRM
3 24 (1.17%) Oracle EBS
4 21 (1.02%) Oracle EBS R12
5 14 (0.68%) Oracle General Ledger
6 13 (0.63%) RMDS
7 12 (0.58%) Oracle Payables
8 11 (0.54%) Dynamics AX
8 11 (0.54%) Oracle Applications
9 10 (0.49%) Oracle Financials
9 10 (0.49%) Oracle CRM
9 10 (0.49%) Google Analytics
9 10 (0.49%) Oracle Receivables
9 10 (0.49%) Oracle Assets
10 9 (0.44%) Cognos Business Intelligence
11 8 (0.39%) Global One
11 8 (0.39%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
12 7 (0.34%) Oracle iProcurement
12 7 (0.34%) Siebel Analytics
12 7 (0.34%) Cognos TM1
Cloud Services
1 18 (0.88%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (0.63%) Cloud Computing
2 13 (0.63%) Amazon EC2
3 12 (0.58%) SaaS
4 11 (0.54%) PaaS
5 6 (0.29%) Amazon AWS
6 4 (0.19%) GitHub
7 3 (0.15%) SuccessFactors
8 2 (0.097%) Amazon EMR
8 2 (0.097%) AWS Data Pipeline
9 1 (0.049%) OpenShift
9 1 (0.049%) Force.com
9 1 (0.049%) Heroku
9 1 (0.049%) CloudFront
9 1 (0.049%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 45 (2.19%) SAN
2 42 (2.04%) HTTP
3 40 (1.95%) Firewall
4 31 (1.51%) Internet
5 30 (1.46%) TCP/IP
6 24 (1.17%) DNS
7 21 (1.02%) WAN
8 19 (0.93%) LDAP
9 15 (0.73%) LAN
10 14 (0.68%) Multicast
11 12 (0.58%) NetScaler
12 11 (0.54%) NAS
12 11 (0.54%) VPN
13 10 (0.49%) SSL
13 10 (0.49%) DHCP
14 9 (0.44%) Cisco ASA
15 8 (0.39%) Ethernet
15 8 (0.39%) Intranet
16 7 (0.34%) SSH
17 5 (0.24%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 612 (29.80%) SQL Server
2 256 (12.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 254 (12.37%) Data Warehouse
4 225 (10.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 159 (7.74%) SQL Server 2008
6 157 (7.64%) Relational Database
7 149 (7.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 148 (7.21%) Oracle Database
9 70 (3.41%) MySQL
10 68 (3.31%) Oracle Database 11g
11 64 (3.12%) RDBMS
12 61 (2.97%) QlikView
13 58 (2.82%) SQL Server 2005
14 51 (2.48%) MongoDB
15 47 (2.29%) SQL Server 2012
15 47 (2.29%) Data Mining
16 45 (2.19%) Big Data
17 44 (2.14%) Oracle Reports
18 39 (1.90%) Oracle Database 10g
18 39 (1.90%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 77 (3.75%) Team Foundation Server
2 62 (3.02%) Git (software)
3 60 (2.92%) Visual Studio
3 60 (2.92%) Subversion
4 58 (2.82%) Selenium
5 55 (2.68%) JIRA
6 51 (2.48%) Maven
7 41 (2.00%) TeamCity
8 36 (1.75%) JUnit
9 35 (1.70%) Jenkins
10 27 (1.31%) Cucumber
11 25 (1.22%) Mercurial
11 25 (1.22%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 23 (1.12%) Ant
12 23 (1.12%) Oracle Forms
13 19 (0.93%) NUnit
14 18 (0.88%) QuickTest Pro
14 18 (0.88%) WebDriver
15 17 (0.83%) SoapUI
15 17 (0.83%) Toad
General
1 607 (29.55%) Finance
2 530 (25.80%) Banking
3 252 (12.27%) Investment Banking
4 199 (9.69%) Front Office
5 86 (4.19%) Retail
6 64 (3.12%) Back Office
7 47 (2.29%) Advertising
7 47 (2.29%) Marketing
8 34 (1.66%) Financial Institution
8 34 (1.66%) Telecoms
9 33 (1.61%) Legal
10 20 (0.97%) Retail Banking
11 15 (0.73%) Law
12 10 (0.49%) Games
13 9 (0.44%) Manufacturing
14 8 (0.39%) German Language
15 7 (0.34%) Billing
16 6 (0.29%) Private Banking
16 6 (0.29%) General Ledger
17 5 (0.24%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 881 (42.89%) Developer
2 551 (26.83%) Analyst
3 197 (9.59%) Business Analyst
4 165 (8.03%) SQL Developer
5 138 (6.72%) Java Developer
6 113 (5.50%) Data Analyst
7 112 (5.45%) C# Developer
7 112 (5.45%) DBA
8 108 (5.26%) Senior Developer
9 86 (4.19%) Applications Support
10 85 (4.14%) Support Analyst
11 83 (4.04%) .NET Developer
12 79 (3.85%) Business Intelligence Developer
13 77 (3.75%) Architect
14 73 (3.55%) Consultant
15 71 (3.46%) SQL DBA
16 47 (2.29%) Test Analyst
17 43 (2.09%) Administrator
17 43 (2.09%) Oracle Developer
18 42 (2.04%) Business Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 341 (16.60%) .NET
2 177 (8.62%) XML
3 166 (8.08%) HTML
4 146 (7.11%) Web Services
5 131 (6.38%) ASP.NET
6 111 (5.40%) CSS
7 104 (5.06%) Spring
8 77 (3.75%) jQuery
9 72 (3.51%) WCF
10 70 (3.41%) ASP.NET MVC
11 64 (3.12%) WPF
11 64 (3.12%) Hibernate
12 62 (3.02%) .NET Framework
13 58 (2.82%) J2EE
14 51 (2.48%) SOAP
15 50 (2.43%) Middleware
16 49 (2.39%) MDX
17 41 (2.00%) HTML5
18 37 (1.80%) REST
19 36 (1.75%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 114 (5.55%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 108 (5.26%) Fixed Income
3 96 (4.67%) Derivative
4 65 (3.16%) Computer Science
5 57 (2.78%) Equities
6 56 (2.73%) Credit Risk
7 54 (2.63%) Data Integration
8 52 (2.53%) Market Risk
9 44 (2.14%) NHS
10 38 (1.85%) Replication
10 38 (1.85%) Mathematics
11 37 (1.80%) Clustering
12 30 (1.46%) Management Information System
13 25 (1.22%) Statistics
13 25 (1.22%) Hedge funds
14 24 (1.17%) Open Source
15 19 (0.93%) Equity Derivative
15 19 (0.93%) N-Tier
16 18 (0.88%) Visualisation
17 16 (0.78%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 266 (12.95%) Windows
2 258 (12.56%) Linux
3 235 (11.44%) UNIX
4 65 (3.16%) Windows Server 2008
5 59 (2.87%) Solaris
6 49 (2.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 39 (1.90%) Windows Server 2003
8 27 (1.31%) Windows Server 2012
9 21 (1.02%) Windows 7
10 16 (0.78%) Apple iOS
11 10 (0.49%) AIX
12 8 (0.39%) Windows XP
13 7 (0.34%) CentOS
14 6 (0.29%) Android
14 6 (0.29%) Debian
15 4 (0.19%) Windows 2000
15 4 (0.19%) VMS
15 4 (0.19%) Oracle Linux
16 3 (0.15%) SUSE
16 3 (0.15%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 280 (13.63%) Business Intelligence
2 266 (12.95%) ETL
3 170 (8.28%) TDD
4 169 (8.23%) Agile Software Development
5 155 (7.55%) Migration
6 154 (7.50%) Data Analysis
7 143 (6.96%) Data Modelling
8 129 (6.28%) Analytics
9 124 (6.04%) OO
10 121 (5.89%) Performance Tuning
11 118 (5.74%) MVC
12 108 (5.26%) Continuous Integration
13 105 (5.11%) Multithreading
14 100 (4.87%) Asset Management
15 98 (4.77%) E-Commerce
16 90 (4.38%) Scrum
16 90 (4.38%) Business Analysis
17 82 (3.99%) Workflow
17 82 (3.99%) Project Management
18 77 (3.75%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 365 (17.77%) Java
2 364 (17.72%) C#
3 255 (12.41%) T-SQL
4 222 (10.81%) PL/SQL
5 181 (8.81%) JavaScript
6 107 (5.21%) VBA
7 95 (4.63%) Python
8 92 (4.48%) Shell Script
9 88 (4.28%) C++
10 81 (3.94%) Perl
11 45 (2.19%) PowerShell
12 44 (2.14%) VB
13 43 (2.09%) PHP
14 35 (1.70%) Bash Shell
15 31 (1.51%) Ruby
16 29 (1.41%) VBScript
17 28 (1.36%) VB.NET
17 28 (1.36%) C
18 19 (0.93%) R
19 18 (0.88%) Scala
Qualifications
1 169 (8.23%) Degree
2 45 (2.19%) Security Cleared
3 35 (1.70%) Microsoft Certification
4 26 (1.27%) SC Cleared
5 25 (1.22%) ISEB
6 22 (1.07%) MCITP
7 11 (0.54%) MCSE
8 10 (0.49%) PhD
8 10 (0.49%) MCTS
9 7 (0.34%) DV Cleared
10 5 (0.24%) CTC Cleared
10 5 (0.24%) ISTQB
11 4 (0.19%) GIAC
11 4 (0.19%) MBA
11 4 (0.19%) CISSP
11 4 (0.19%) BC Cleared
12 3 (0.15%) Cisco Certification
12 3 (0.15%) MCDBA
12 3 (0.15%) PMP
12 3 (0.15%) GCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 100 (4.87%) QA
2 35 (1.70%) Data Quality
3 20 (0.97%) Basel III
4 15 (0.73%) EMIR
5 14 (0.68%) ISO 9001
6 10 (0.49%) SLA
7 9 (0.44%) CRD IV
7 9 (0.44%) Dodd-Frank
8 8 (0.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 8 (0.39%) Basel II
9 4 (0.19%) Solvency II
10 3 (0.15%) MiFID
10 3 (0.15%) COREP
11 2 (0.097%) FINREP
11 2 (0.097%) FATCA
12 1 (0.049%) ISO 9000
12 1 (0.049%) AIFMD
12 1 (0.049%) HL7
System Software
1 56 (2.73%) Active Directory
2 37 (1.80%) VMware Infrastructure
3 31 (1.51%) Oracle RAC
4 18 (0.88%) Hyper-V
5 16 (0.78%) Oracle RMAN
6 15 (0.73%) XenApp
7 14 (0.68%) vSphere
8 13 (0.63%) VMware ESX
9 10 (0.49%) XenDesktop
9 10 (0.49%) Xen
10 9 (0.44%) vCloud
11 7 (0.34%) HDFS
11 7 (0.34%) VMware ESXi
11 7 (0.34%) SRDF
11 7 (0.34%) Microsoft App-V
12 6 (0.29%) NFS
13 4 (0.19%) XenServer
13 4 (0.19%) KVM
14 3 (0.15%) FreeRADIUS
14 3 (0.15%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 30 (1.46%) Control-M
2 26 (1.27%) HP Quality Center
3 24 (1.17%) Tivoli
3 24 (1.17%) SCCM
4 19 (0.93%) Puppet
5 17 (0.83%) Data Guard
6 14 (0.68%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 11 (0.54%) SCOM
8 9 (0.44%) ITRS Geneos
9 8 (0.39%) Opscode Chef
9 8 (0.39%) BMC PATROL
10 7 (0.34%) Nagios
11 6 (0.29%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 6 (0.29%) SCOrch
12 5 (0.24%) Backup Exec
13 4 (0.19%) WMI
14 3 (0.15%) CA SiteMinder
14 3 (0.15%) Tivoli Monitoring
14 3 (0.15%) Oracle EDQ
14 3 (0.15%) Salt
Vendors
1 537 (26.14%) Oracle
2 321 (15.63%) Microsoft
3 118 (5.74%) Sybase
4 88 (4.28%) VMware
5 84 (4.09%) Business Objects
6 57 (2.78%) Cognos
7 52 (2.53%) Informatica
8 48 (2.34%) Red Hat
8 48 (2.34%) IBM
8 48 (2.34%) Citrix
9 43 (2.09%) Cisco
10 37 (1.80%) TIBCO
11 36 (1.75%) Tableau
12 32 (1.56%) HP
13 27 (1.31%) Charles River
14 22 (1.07%) NetApp
14 22 (1.07%) EMC
14 22 (1.07%) Teradata
14 22 (1.07%) Google
15 19 (0.93%) Sun
City, London
Citrus Global Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £400 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
City, London
Pioneer Search
Rate: £0.00 - £600 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
City, London
Oliver James Associates
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
City, London
Clearwater People Solutions
Rate: £350 - £400 Per Day
Posted: 23 hours ago
City, London
Montash
Rate: £450 - £600 per day + negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
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Venturi
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £460 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
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HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £350.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
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Salt
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
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Venturi
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
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Explore Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
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Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
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Vadis People
Rate: circ £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £400.00 - £470.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
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Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: Yesterday
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Harrington Starr
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
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Ortolan Group
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
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Aston Carter
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
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Ortolan Group
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Digital Gurus
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