The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Programming Languages category for the City of London region.

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
23 Jul 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 1005 1214 1284
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 17.35% 17.08% 16.39%
As % of the Programming Languages category 40.89% 38.72% 42.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 768 916 1007
Average daily rate
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£450 £450 £468
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -3.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £310 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £332 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.04% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 17 9
Average hourly rate £25.00 £32.58 £41.05
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.26% -20.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.80 £23.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.88 £51.12 £48.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £26.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-7.54% +6.00%
Programming Languages Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
2458 3135 3022
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 42.43% 44.10% 38.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 1901 2413 2345
Average daily rate £463 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.77% -
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 14 33 23
Average hourly rate £29.74 £41.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.33% +10.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.58 £22.50 £21.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £67.64 £52.50 £48.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
SQL
London

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 23 July 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 23 July 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 23 July 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.

1 631 (29.65%) Finance
2 625 (29.37%) SQL Server
3 554 (26.03%) Oracle
4 549 (25.80%) Banking
5 388 (18.23%) Java
6 372 (17.48%) .NET
7 369 (17.34%) C#
8 316 (14.85%) Microsoft
9 285 (13.39%) Business Intelligence
10 276 (12.97%) Investment Banking
11 255 (11.98%) ETL
12 254 (11.94%) Data Warehouse
12 254 (11.94%) T-SQL
13 247 (11.61%) Windows
13 247 (11.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 235 (11.04%) Linux
15 233 (10.95%) UNIX
16 216 (10.15%) MS Excel
16 216 (10.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 215 (10.10%) PL/SQL
18 194 (9.12%) Front Office
19 185 (8.69%) HTML
20 182 (8.55%) XML
21 181 (8.51%) JavaScript
22 175 (8.22%) TDD
23 172 (8.08%) Agile Software Development
24 170 (7.99%) Relational Database
25 168 (7.89%) SQL Server 2008
26 165 (7.75%) Degree
27 161 (7.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services

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

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 78 (3.67%) SharePoint
2 72 (3.38%) SAS
3 54 (2.54%) WebSphere
4 51 (2.40%) Apache
5 45 (2.11%) IIS
6 44 (2.07%) WebLogic
7 35 (1.64%) Tomcat
8 30 (1.41%) MS Exchange
9 26 (1.22%) SharePoint 2010
10 24 (1.13%) Oracle Coherence
11 23 (1.08%) BizTalk Server
12 22 (1.03%) Node.js
13 21 (0.99%) Oracle Workflow
14 19 (0.89%) Exchange Server 2010
15 17 (0.80%) CMS
16 13 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2007
17 12 (0.56%) Oracle Service Bus
18 11 (0.52%) Apache Pig
18 11 (0.52%) SharePoint 2013
18 11 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 216 (10.15%) MS Excel
2 56 (2.63%) MS Office
3 24 (1.13%) MS Visio
4 19 (0.89%) MS PowerPoint
5 13 (0.61%) Spreadsheet
6 11 (0.52%) SPSS
7 10 (0.47%) MS Project
8 7 (0.33%) PowerPivot
9 5 (0.23%) Adobe Illustrator
10 3 (0.14%) Mathematica
10 3 (0.14%) InfoPath
11 2 (0.094%) FastStats
11 2 (0.094%) Photoshop
11 2 (0.094%) Stata
11 2 (0.094%) Gephi
12 1 (0.047%) S-PLUS
12 1 (0.047%) GIMP
12 1 (0.047%) Final Cut Pro
12 1 (0.047%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 38 (1.79%) Markit EDM
2 26 (1.22%) Dynamics CRM
3 24 (1.13%) Oracle EBS
4 21 (0.99%) Oracle EBS R12
5 15 (0.70%) Agresso
6 14 (0.66%) Oracle Applications
7 13 (0.61%) RMDS
7 13 (0.61%) Oracle General Ledger
7 13 (0.61%) IntelliMatch
7 13 (0.61%) Oracle Payables
8 12 (0.56%) Oracle Financials
9 10 (0.47%) Google Analytics
9 10 (0.47%) Magento
10 9 (0.42%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
10 9 (0.42%) Oracle Receivables
10 9 (0.42%) Oracle Assets
10 9 (0.42%) Cognos Business Intelligence
10 9 (0.42%) Dynamics AX
10 9 (0.42%) Oracle CRM
10 9 (0.42%) Global One
Cloud Services
1 16 (0.75%) Amazon EC2
1 16 (0.75%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (0.61%) Cloud Computing
3 10 (0.47%) SaaS
3 10 (0.47%) PaaS
4 4 (0.19%) GitHub
5 3 (0.14%) SuccessFactors
5 3 (0.14%) Amazon AWS
6 2 (0.094%) Force.com
6 2 (0.094%) Heroku
7 1 (0.047%) CloudFront
7 1 (0.047%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 47 (2.21%) SAN
2 41 (1.93%) HTTP
3 33 (1.55%) Firewall
4 31 (1.46%) Internet
5 29 (1.36%) WAN
6 27 (1.27%) TCP/IP
7 20 (0.94%) DNS
8 18 (0.85%) LAN
9 16 (0.75%) LDAP
10 14 (0.66%) Multicast
11 13 (0.61%) NAS
12 12 (0.56%) DHCP
13 10 (0.47%) SSL
13 10 (0.47%) Cisco ASA
14 9 (0.42%) NetScaler
14 9 (0.42%) VPN
15 8 (0.38%) Intranet
16 7 (0.33%) FCoE
16 7 (0.33%) Fibre Channel
17 6 (0.28%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 625 (29.37%) SQL Server
2 254 (11.94%) Data Warehouse
3 247 (11.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 216 (10.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 170 (7.99%) Relational Database
6 168 (7.89%) SQL Server 2008
7 161 (7.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 160 (7.52%) Oracle Database
9 80 (3.76%) MySQL
10 76 (3.57%) Oracle Database 11g
11 70 (3.29%) SQL Server 2005
12 68 (3.20%) QlikView
13 62 (2.91%) RDBMS
14 56 (2.63%) Data Mining
15 52 (2.44%) MongoDB
16 45 (2.11%) Oracle Reports
16 45 (2.11%) MS Access
16 45 (2.11%) SQL Server 2012
17 43 (2.02%) Big Data
18 42 (1.97%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 72 (3.38%) Team Foundation Server
2 69 (3.24%) Selenium
3 67 (3.15%) JIRA
4 62 (2.91%) Maven
4 62 (2.91%) Visual Studio
5 57 (2.68%) Subversion
6 54 (2.54%) Git (software)
7 43 (2.02%) JUnit
8 40 (1.88%) TeamCity
9 36 (1.69%) Jenkins
10 35 (1.64%) Cucumber
11 32 (1.50%) Ant
12 26 (1.22%) Oracle Forms
12 26 (1.22%) WebDriver
12 26 (1.22%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 25 (1.17%) SoapUI
14 23 (1.08%) Toad
15 22 (1.03%) QuickTest Pro
15 22 (1.03%) NUnit
16 21 (0.99%) Mercurial
General
1 631 (29.65%) Finance
2 549 (25.80%) Banking
3 276 (12.97%) Investment Banking
4 194 (9.12%) Front Office
5 81 (3.81%) Retail
6 64 (3.01%) Back Office
7 49 (2.30%) Marketing
8 48 (2.26%) Legal
9 41 (1.93%) Advertising
10 33 (1.55%) Telecoms
11 30 (1.41%) Financial Institution
12 22 (1.03%) Retail Banking
13 19 (0.89%) Law
14 13 (0.61%) Games
15 10 (0.47%) German Language
16 8 (0.38%) Billing
17 7 (0.33%) Manufacturing
17 7 (0.33%) Pharmaceutical
18 6 (0.28%) Publishing
19 5 (0.23%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 923 (43.37%) Developer
2 602 (28.29%) Analyst
3 228 (10.71%) Business Analyst
4 169 (7.94%) SQL Developer
5 145 (6.81%) Java Developer
6 121 (5.69%) Data Analyst
7 116 (5.45%) C# Developer
8 107 (5.03%) Senior Developer
9 99 (4.65%) DBA
10 87 (4.09%) .NET Developer
11 86 (4.04%) Support Analyst
12 85 (3.99%) Business Intelligence Developer
13 81 (3.81%) Architect
14 71 (3.34%) Applications Support
15 64 (3.01%) Consultant
16 62 (2.91%) SQL DBA
17 47 (2.21%) Test Analyst
17 47 (2.21%) Administrator
18 46 (2.16%) Project Manager
19 43 (2.02%) Oracle Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 372 (17.48%) .NET
2 185 (8.69%) HTML
3 182 (8.55%) XML
4 160 (7.52%) Web Services
5 138 (6.48%) ASP.NET
6 130 (6.11%) CSS
7 114 (5.36%) Spring
8 96 (4.51%) jQuery
9 73 (3.43%) ASP.NET MVC
10 72 (3.38%) Hibernate
11 71 (3.34%) WCF
12 69 (3.24%) .NET Framework
13 63 (2.96%) J2EE
14 56 (2.63%) SOAP
14 56 (2.63%) MDX
15 52 (2.44%) WPF
16 48 (2.26%) Middleware
17 44 (2.07%) HTML5
18 41 (1.93%) Ajax
19 37 (1.74%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 138 (6.48%) Derivative
2 119 (5.59%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 118 (5.55%) Fixed Income
4 67 (3.15%) Computer Science
5 64 (3.01%) Equities
6 55 (2.58%) Market Risk
7 54 (2.54%) Mathematics
8 53 (2.49%) Credit Risk
9 52 (2.44%) NHS
10 49 (2.30%) Clustering
11 46 (2.16%) Data Integration
12 34 (1.60%) Management Information System
12 34 (1.60%) Replication
13 33 (1.55%) Open Source
14 32 (1.50%) Equity Derivative
15 30 (1.41%) Statistics
16 24 (1.13%) Hedge funds
16 24 (1.13%) Enterprise Software
17 22 (1.03%) Visualisation
18 18 (0.85%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 247 (11.61%) Windows
2 235 (11.04%) Linux
3 233 (10.95%) UNIX
4 69 (3.24%) Solaris
5 56 (2.63%) Windows Server 2008
6 45 (2.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 41 (1.93%) Windows Server 2003
8 20 (0.94%) Windows 7
8 20 (0.94%) Windows Server 2012
9 13 (0.61%) Apple iOS
10 10 (0.47%) Windows XP
11 8 (0.38%) AIX
11 8 (0.38%) Debian
12 5 (0.23%) CentOS
13 4 (0.19%) Android
13 4 (0.19%) Windows 2000
13 4 (0.19%) VMS
14 2 (0.094%) Ubuntu
14 2 (0.094%) MVS
14 2 (0.094%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 285 (13.39%) Business Intelligence
2 255 (11.98%) ETL
3 175 (8.22%) TDD
4 172 (8.08%) Agile Software Development
5 156 (7.33%) Data Analysis
6 153 (7.19%) Data Modelling
7 147 (6.91%) Analytics
8 141 (6.63%) Migration
9 135 (6.34%) OO
10 116 (5.45%) MVC
11 110 (5.17%) Multithreading
11 110 (5.17%) Performance Tuning
12 107 (5.03%) Continuous Integration
12 107 (5.03%) E-Commerce
13 101 (4.75%) Scrum
14 97 (4.56%) Asset Management
15 92 (4.32%) Business Analysis
16 84 (3.95%) Workflow
17 83 (3.90%) Project Management
18 79 (3.71%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 388 (18.23%) Java
2 369 (17.34%) C#
3 254 (11.94%) T-SQL
4 215 (10.10%) PL/SQL
5 181 (8.51%) JavaScript
6 123 (5.78%) VBA
7 92 (4.32%) Python
8 84 (3.95%) Perl
8 84 (3.95%) Shell Script
9 80 (3.76%) C++
10 52 (2.44%) VB
11 49 (2.30%) PHP
12 40 (1.88%) PowerShell
13 39 (1.83%) C
13 39 (1.83%) Ruby
14 35 (1.64%) Bash Shell
15 31 (1.46%) VB.NET
16 24 (1.13%) VBScript
17 17 (0.80%) R
17 17 (0.80%) Scala
Qualifications
1 165 (7.75%) Degree
2 49 (2.30%) Security Cleared
3 39 (1.83%) Microsoft Certification
4 25 (1.17%) SC Cleared
5 24 (1.13%) MCITP
6 23 (1.08%) ISEB
7 16 (0.75%) PhD
8 15 (0.70%) DV Cleared
9 14 (0.66%) MCSE
10 10 (0.47%) MCTS
10 10 (0.47%) MBA
11 6 (0.28%) CTC Cleared
11 6 (0.28%) ISTQB
12 4 (0.19%) Cisco Certification
13 3 (0.14%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 3 (0.14%) MCSA
13 3 (0.14%) MCDBA
13 3 (0.14%) MCP
13 3 (0.14%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 3 (0.14%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 110 (5.17%) QA
2 39 (1.83%) Data Quality
3 21 (0.99%) Basel III
4 18 (0.85%) EMIR
5 17 (0.80%) Dodd-Frank
6 16 (0.75%) ISO 9001
6 16 (0.75%) SLA
7 9 (0.42%) CRD IV
8 8 (0.38%) Basel II
9 7 (0.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 6 (0.28%) Solvency II
11 4 (0.19%) FATCA
12 2 (0.094%) COREP
12 2 (0.094%) MiFID
13 1 (0.047%) ISO 9000
13 1 (0.047%) HL7
13 1 (0.047%) ISO/IEC 27001
13 1 (0.047%) FINREP
13 1 (0.047%) AIFMD
System Software
1 54 (2.54%) Active Directory
2 38 (1.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 30 (1.41%) Oracle RAC
4 21 (0.99%) Hyper-V
5 17 (0.80%) Oracle RMAN
6 12 (0.56%) XenApp
7 11 (0.52%) vCloud
7 11 (0.52%) VMware ESX
8 9 (0.42%) Xen
8 9 (0.42%) VMware ESXi
8 9 (0.42%) SRDF
9 8 (0.38%) XenDesktop
9 8 (0.38%) vSphere
9 8 (0.38%) NFS
10 5 (0.23%) Microsoft App-V
10 5 (0.23%) KVM
10 5 (0.23%) HDFS
11 4 (0.19%) ISA Server
11 4 (0.19%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 4 (0.19%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 30 (1.41%) Control-M
2 26 (1.22%) HP Quality Center
3 23 (1.08%) Tivoli
4 22 (1.03%) Puppet
5 18 (0.85%) SCCM
6 17 (0.80%) Data Guard
7 16 (0.75%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 9 (0.42%) Opscode Chef
9 8 (0.38%) SCOM
9 8 (0.38%) ITRS Geneos
9 8 (0.38%) BMC PATROL
10 6 (0.28%) Nagios
11 3 (0.14%) CA SiteMinder
11 3 (0.14%) Tivoli Monitoring
11 3 (0.14%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 3 (0.14%) Backup Exec
11 3 (0.14%) ServiceCenter
11 3 (0.14%) Salt
12 2 (0.094%) HAProxy
12 2 (0.094%) Oracle EDQ
Vendors
1 554 (26.03%) Oracle
2 316 (14.85%) Microsoft
3 120 (5.64%) Sybase
4 84 (3.95%) VMware
5 81 (3.81%) Business Objects
6 56 (2.63%) Cognos
7 48 (2.26%) Cisco
8 44 (2.07%) Informatica
9 42 (1.97%) Citrix
9 42 (1.97%) Red Hat
10 39 (1.83%) TIBCO
11 38 (1.79%) Tableau
12 36 (1.69%) IBM
13 34 (1.60%) HP
14 25 (1.17%) Teradata
15 24 (1.13%) EMC
16 23 (1.08%) NetApp
17 22 (1.03%) Charles River
18 20 (0.94%) SAP
19 18 (0.85%) Murex
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