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 12 September 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
12 Sep 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 1043 1292 1340
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 17.63% 17.93% 17.01%
As % of the Programming Languages category 41.87% 40.44% 43.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 826 976 1037
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 £300 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 9
Average hourly rate £31.99 £25.00 £16.24
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.94% +53.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.40 £18.60 £13.26
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £45.98 £49.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £23.50 £25.73
% change year-on-year
+10.63% -8.66%
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
2491 3195 3093
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 42.11% 44.33% 39.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 1939 2468 2383
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 10 20 15
Average hourly rate £44.50 £40.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.25% +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £17.60 £13.32
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £101.00 £59.00 £48.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.25 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%

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 12 September 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 12 September 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 12 September 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.

1 623 (29.68%) Finance
2 615 (29.30%) SQL Server
3 539 (25.68%) Oracle
4 529 (25.20%) Banking
5 374 (17.82%) C#
6 361 (17.20%) Java
7 357 (17.01%) Agile Software Development
8 345 (16.44%) .NET
9 341 (16.25%) Microsoft
10 280 (13.34%) Business Intelligence
11 279 (13.29%) Windows
12 270 (12.86%) ETL
12 270 (12.86%) T-SQL
13 267 (12.72%) Data Warehouse
13 267 (12.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 266 (12.67%) Linux
15 252 (12.01%) Investment Banking
16 239 (11.39%) MS Excel
17 236 (11.24%) UNIX
18 232 (11.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
19 225 (10.72%) PL/SQL
20 203 (9.67%) Front Office
21 187 (8.91%) XML
22 181 (8.62%) JavaScript
23 175 (8.34%) Analytical Skills
24 170 (8.10%) Degree
25 166 (7.91%) TDD
25 166 (7.91%) HTML
26 164 (7.81%) Migration
27 160 (7.62%) Data Modelling

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

For the 6 months to 12 September 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 (3.76%) SharePoint
2 75 (3.57%) SAS
3 49 (2.33%) Apache
3 49 (2.33%) WebSphere
4 47 (2.24%) IIS
5 36 (1.72%) WebLogic
6 35 (1.67%) Tomcat
7 30 (1.43%) MS Exchange
8 22 (1.05%) BizTalk Server
9 20 (0.95%) Oracle Coherence
9 20 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2010
9 20 (0.95%) SharePoint 2010
10 18 (0.86%) Node.js
11 17 (0.81%) CMS
12 16 (0.76%) Oracle Workflow
13 12 (0.57%) Oracle Service Bus
13 12 (0.57%) SharePoint 2013
14 10 (0.48%) MQSeries
15 8 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2003
15 8 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 239 (11.39%) MS Excel
2 63 (3.00%) MS Office
3 22 (1.05%) MS Visio
4 19 (0.91%) Spreadsheet
5 18 (0.86%) MS PowerPoint
6 13 (0.62%) PowerPivot
7 10 (0.48%) SPSS
7 10 (0.48%) MS Project
8 3 (0.14%) InfoPath
9 2 (0.095%) Gephi
9 2 (0.095%) FastStats
9 2 (0.095%) Photoshop
9 2 (0.095%) Stata
10 1 (0.048%) Mathematica
10 1 (0.048%) Adobe Illustrator
10 1 (0.048%) S-PLUS
10 1 (0.048%) GIMP
10 1 (0.048%) Final Cut Pro
10 1 (0.048%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 40 (1.91%) Markit EDM
2 30 (1.43%) Dynamics CRM
3 28 (1.33%) Oracle EBS
4 21 (1.00%) Oracle EBS R12
5 15 (0.71%) RMDS
6 14 (0.67%) Oracle General Ledger
7 12 (0.57%) Oracle Payables
8 11 (0.52%) Oracle Applications
9 10 (0.48%) Oracle CRM
9 10 (0.48%) Oracle Financials
9 10 (0.48%) Google Analytics
9 10 (0.48%) Oracle Receivables
9 10 (0.48%) Oracle Assets
10 9 (0.43%) Dynamics AX
11 8 (0.38%) Cognos Business Intelligence
11 8 (0.38%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
12 7 (0.33%) Oracle iProcurement
12 7 (0.33%) Siebel Analytics
12 7 (0.33%) Agresso
13 6 (0.29%) Cognos TM1
Cloud Services
1 19 (0.91%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (0.57%) SaaS
2 12 (0.57%) Amazon EC2
3 11 (0.52%) PaaS
3 11 (0.52%) Cloud Computing
4 5 (0.24%) Amazon AWS
5 4 (0.19%) GitHub
6 3 (0.14%) SuccessFactors
7 2 (0.095%) Amazon EMR
7 2 (0.095%) AWS Data Pipeline
8 1 (0.048%) OpenShift
8 1 (0.048%) Force.com
8 1 (0.048%) Heroku
8 1 (0.048%) CloudFront
8 1 (0.048%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 48 (2.29%) SAN
2 45 (2.14%) Firewall
3 40 (1.91%) HTTP
4 32 (1.52%) TCP/IP
5 31 (1.48%) Internet
6 27 (1.29%) DNS
7 22 (1.05%) WAN
8 19 (0.91%) LDAP
9 16 (0.76%) LAN
10 14 (0.67%) Multicast
11 13 (0.62%) DHCP
12 12 (0.57%) VPN
12 12 (0.57%) NetScaler
13 10 (0.48%) Cisco ASA
13 10 (0.48%) SSL
14 9 (0.43%) NAS
15 8 (0.38%) Fibre Channel
15 8 (0.38%) Intranet
15 8 (0.38%) Ethernet
16 7 (0.33%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 615 (29.30%) SQL Server
2 267 (12.72%) Data Warehouse
2 267 (12.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 232 (11.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 160 (7.62%) SQL Server 2008
5 157 (7.48%) Relational Database
6 148 (7.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 143 (6.81%) Oracle Database
8 72 (3.43%) MySQL
9 63 (3.00%) Oracle Database 11g
10 61 (2.91%) SQL Server 2005
10 61 (2.91%) QlikView
11 59 (2.81%) RDBMS
12 53 (2.53%) SQL Server 2012
13 51 (2.43%) Data Mining
14 50 (2.38%) MongoDB
15 47 (2.24%) Oracle Reports
16 45 (2.14%) Big Data
17 42 (2.00%) Hadoop
18 41 (1.95%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 81 (3.86%) Team Foundation Server
2 65 (3.10%) Visual Studio
3 59 (2.81%) Subversion
3 59 (2.81%) Git (software)
4 58 (2.76%) Selenium
5 53 (2.53%) JIRA
6 43 (2.05%) Maven
7 37 (1.76%) TeamCity
8 34 (1.62%) JUnit
9 31 (1.48%) Jenkins
10 25 (1.19%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 25 (1.19%) Mercurial
10 25 (1.19%) Cucumber
11 23 (1.10%) Oracle Forms
12 22 (1.05%) NUnit
13 20 (0.95%) QuickTest Pro
14 19 (0.91%) Toad
15 17 (0.81%) Ant
16 16 (0.76%) FitNesse
16 16 (0.76%) WebDriver
General
1 623 (29.68%) Finance
2 529 (25.20%) Banking
3 252 (12.01%) Investment Banking
4 203 (9.67%) Front Office
5 86 (4.10%) Retail
6 59 (2.81%) Back Office
7 49 (2.33%) Marketing
8 45 (2.14%) Advertising
9 36 (1.72%) Legal
9 36 (1.72%) Telecoms
10 31 (1.48%) Financial Institution
11 17 (0.81%) Law
12 16 (0.76%) Retail Banking
13 12 (0.57%) Games
14 10 (0.48%) Manufacturing
15 7 (0.33%) Billing
16 6 (0.29%) Private Banking
16 6 (0.29%) German Language
17 5 (0.24%) General Ledger
17 5 (0.24%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 901 (42.93%) Developer
2 563 (26.82%) Analyst
3 198 (9.43%) Business Analyst
4 175 (8.34%) SQL Developer
5 140 (6.67%) Java Developer
6 119 (5.67%) Data Analyst
7 115 (5.48%) C# Developer
8 110 (5.24%) DBA
9 109 (5.19%) Senior Developer
10 91 (4.34%) Applications Support
11 86 (4.10%) Support Analyst
12 85 (4.05%) .NET Developer
13 81 (3.86%) Architect
14 78 (3.72%) Business Intelligence Developer
15 77 (3.67%) Consultant
16 68 (3.24%) SQL DBA
17 50 (2.38%) Test Analyst
18 44 (2.10%) Administrator
18 44 (2.10%) Oracle Developer
19 43 (2.05%) Business Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 345 (16.44%) .NET
2 187 (8.91%) XML
3 166 (7.91%) HTML
4 147 (7.00%) Web Services
5 137 (6.53%) ASP.NET
6 106 (5.05%) CSS
7 101 (4.81%) Spring
8 74 (3.53%) WCF
9 72 (3.43%) ASP.NET MVC
10 69 (3.29%) jQuery
11 65 (3.10%) .NET Framework
12 63 (3.00%) WPF
13 60 (2.86%) Hibernate
14 56 (2.67%) J2EE
15 51 (2.43%) SOAP
15 51 (2.43%) MDX
16 50 (2.38%) Middleware
17 38 (1.81%) HTML5
18 37 (1.76%) REST
19 36 (1.72%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 175 (8.34%) Analytical Skills
2 115 (5.48%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 110 (5.24%) Fixed Income
4 90 (4.29%) Derivative
5 65 (3.10%) Computer Science
6 57 (2.72%) Credit Risk
7 54 (2.57%) Data Integration
7 54 (2.57%) Equities
8 51 (2.43%) Market Risk
9 44 (2.10%) NHS
10 41 (1.95%) Replication
11 40 (1.91%) Clustering
12 35 (1.67%) Management Information System
12 35 (1.67%) Mathematics
13 26 (1.24%) Open Source
14 25 (1.19%) Statistics
14 25 (1.19%) Hedge funds
15 21 (1.00%) User Experience
16 19 (0.91%) Visualisation
16 19 (0.91%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 279 (13.29%) Windows
2 266 (12.67%) Linux
3 236 (11.24%) UNIX
4 70 (3.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 56 (2.67%) Solaris
6 53 (2.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 41 (1.95%) Windows Server 2003
8 28 (1.33%) Windows Server 2012
9 22 (1.05%) Windows 7
10 16 (0.76%) Apple iOS
11 9 (0.43%) AIX
12 8 (0.38%) Windows XP
12 8 (0.38%) CentOS
13 7 (0.33%) Android
14 6 (0.29%) Oracle Linux
14 6 (0.29%) Debian
15 4 (0.19%) VMS
16 3 (0.14%) Ubuntu
16 3 (0.14%) MVS
16 3 (0.14%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 357 (17.01%) Agile Software Development
2 280 (13.34%) Business Intelligence
3 270 (12.86%) ETL
4 166 (7.91%) TDD
5 164 (7.81%) Migration
6 160 (7.62%) Data Modelling
7 157 (7.48%) Data Analysis
8 126 (6.00%) Analytics
9 124 (5.91%) OO
10 122 (5.81%) MVC
11 116 (5.53%) Performance Tuning
12 107 (5.10%) Multithreading
13 105 (5.00%) Continuous Integration
14 101 (4.81%) Asset Management
15 100 (4.76%) E-Commerce
16 92 (4.38%) Business Analysis
17 86 (4.10%) Scrum
17 86 (4.10%) Workflow
18 83 (3.95%) Project Management
19 77 (3.67%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 374 (17.82%) C#
2 361 (17.20%) Java
3 270 (12.86%) T-SQL
4 225 (10.72%) PL/SQL
5 181 (8.62%) JavaScript
6 115 (5.48%) VBA
7 94 (4.48%) Shell Script
8 92 (4.38%) Python
8 92 (4.38%) C++
9 77 (3.67%) Perl
10 53 (2.53%) VB
11 48 (2.29%) PowerShell
12 41 (1.95%) PHP
13 34 (1.62%) Bash Shell
14 31 (1.48%) C
15 30 (1.43%) VBScript
15 30 (1.43%) Ruby
16 29 (1.38%) VB.NET
17 20 (0.95%) R
18 19 (0.91%) Scala
Qualifications
1 170 (8.10%) Degree
2 50 (2.38%) Security Cleared
3 41 (1.95%) Microsoft Certification
4 29 (1.38%) SC Cleared
5 26 (1.24%) ISEB
5 26 (1.24%) MCITP
6 14 (0.67%) MCSE
7 11 (0.52%) MCTS
8 8 (0.38%) DV Cleared
8 8 (0.38%) Cisco Certification
9 7 (0.33%) CCNA
10 6 (0.29%) PhD
11 5 (0.24%) CISSP
11 5 (0.24%) GIAC
11 5 (0.24%) BC Cleared
11 5 (0.24%) CTC Cleared
12 4 (0.19%) GCIA
12 4 (0.19%) ISTQB
13 3 (0.14%) RHCT
13 3 (0.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 94 (4.48%) QA
2 33 (1.57%) Data Quality
3 17 (0.81%) Basel III
3 17 (0.81%) ISO 9001
4 15 (0.71%) EMIR
5 10 (0.48%) SLA
6 9 (0.43%) Dodd-Frank
7 8 (0.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 8 (0.38%) Basel II
8 7 (0.33%) CRD IV
9 4 (0.19%) Solvency II
10 3 (0.14%) COREP
10 3 (0.14%) MiFID
11 2 (0.095%) FINREP
12 1 (0.048%) AIFMD
12 1 (0.048%) FATCA
12 1 (0.048%) ISO 9000
12 1 (0.048%) HL7
12 1 (0.048%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 1 (0.048%) COBIT
System Software
1 62 (2.95%) Active Directory
2 39 (1.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 31 (1.48%) Oracle RAC
4 18 (0.86%) Hyper-V
4 18 (0.86%) XenApp
5 17 (0.81%) VMware ESX
6 15 (0.71%) Oracle RMAN
7 14 (0.67%) vSphere
8 11 (0.52%) XenDesktop
9 10 (0.48%) Xen
10 9 (0.43%) NFS
11 7 (0.33%) Microsoft App-V
11 7 (0.33%) SRDF
11 7 (0.33%) VMware ESXi
11 7 (0.33%) vCloud
11 7 (0.33%) HDFS
12 4 (0.19%) KVM
12 4 (0.19%) XenServer
13 3 (0.14%) ISA Server
13 3 (0.14%) FreeRADIUS
Systems Management
1 31 (1.48%) Control-M
2 29 (1.38%) HP Quality Center
3 26 (1.24%) SCCM
4 21 (1.00%) Tivoli
5 18 (0.86%) Puppet
6 16 (0.76%) Data Guard
7 13 (0.62%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 11 (0.52%) SCOM
9 10 (0.48%) ITRS Geneos
10 8 (0.38%) Opscode Chef
10 8 (0.38%) BMC PATROL
10 8 (0.38%) Backup Exec
11 7 (0.33%) Nagios
12 6 (0.29%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 6 (0.29%) SCOrch
13 4 (0.19%) Oracle EDQ
13 4 (0.19%) WMI
14 3 (0.14%) CA SiteMinder
14 3 (0.14%) MIMEsweeper
14 3 (0.14%) MAILsweeper
Vendors
1 539 (25.68%) Oracle
2 341 (16.25%) Microsoft
3 117 (5.57%) Sybase
4 91 (4.34%) VMware
5 87 (4.14%) Business Objects
6 55 (2.62%) Cognos
6 55 (2.62%) Informatica
7 51 (2.43%) Citrix
8 49 (2.33%) IBM
8 49 (2.33%) Red Hat
9 44 (2.10%) Cisco
10 39 (1.86%) HP
10 39 (1.86%) Tableau
11 35 (1.67%) TIBCO
12 26 (1.24%) Charles River
13 25 (1.19%) NetApp
14 23 (1.10%) Teradata
15 22 (1.05%) Google
16 21 (1.00%) Salesforce.com
17 20 (0.95%) Bloomberg
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