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 19 February 2017 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
19 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
SQL (Structured Query Language)
London / City of London
Rank 6 6 4
Rank change year-on-year
0 -2
Contract jobs citing SQL 448 579 994
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 15.37% 18.15% 19.26%
As % of the Programming Languages category 32.09% 40.49% 42.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 344 466 813
Median daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £325 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
- +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Median hourly rate - £19.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -44.28%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £24.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+53.06% -18.33%

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
1396 1430 2363
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 47.89% 44.83% 45.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 1172 1197 1945
Median daily rate £475 £475 £475
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £325 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 6
Median hourly rate - £29.64 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +2.20%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.25 £40.00 £35.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +12.67%

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 19 February 2017.

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 19 February 2017, 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.

1 333 (32.52%) SQL Server
1 333 (32.52%) Finance
2 297 (29.00%) Agile Software Development
3 210 (20.51%) C#
4 206 (20.12%) .NET
5 189 (18.46%) Oracle
5 189 (18.46%) Banking
6 178 (17.38%) Java
7 171 (16.70%) Microsoft
8 163 (15.92%) T-SQL
9 150 (14.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 142 (13.87%) Business Intelligence
11 140 (13.67%) Data Warehouse
12 135 (13.18%) JavaScript
13 134 (13.09%) ETL
14 130 (12.70%) Linux
15 129 (12.60%) Data Modelling
16 125 (12.21%) TDD
17 124 (12.11%) Windows
18 118 (11.52%) HTML
19 114 (11.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
20 111 (10.84%) Python
21 107 (10.45%) Scrum
22 104 (10.16%) Unix
23 94 (9.18%) XML
24 93 (9.08%) Analytical Skills
25 88 (8.59%) MVC
26 87 (8.50%) Front Office
27 84 (8.20%) MS Excel
28 82 (8.01%) Git (software)

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 43 (4.20%) Apache Spark
2 42 (4.10%) SharePoint
3 38 (3.71%) IIS
4 29 (2.83%) Tomcat
5 28 (2.73%) WebSphere
6 27 (2.64%) SAS
7 21 (2.05%) Confluence
8 19 (1.86%) Elasticsearch
9 15 (1.46%) BizTalk Server
10 13 (1.27%) Apache Pig
11 12 (1.17%) WebLogic
12 11 (1.07%) Apache
13 8 (0.78%) JBoss
14 7 (0.68%) Mule
15 6 (0.59%) Jupyter
15 6 (0.59%) Oracle Coherence
16 5 (0.49%) MQSeries
17 4 (0.39%) Adobe Experience Manager
17 4 (0.39%) Apache Solr
17 4 (0.39%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 84 (8.20%) MS Excel
2 20 (1.95%) MS Office
3 8 (0.78%) SPSS
4 7 (0.68%) MS PowerPoint
4 7 (0.68%) MS Visio
5 6 (0.59%) Spreadsheet
6 4 (0.39%) MS Project
7 2 (0.20%) HipChat
7 2 (0.20%) Weka
8 1 (0.098%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 19 (1.86%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (0.88%) Markit EDM
3 6 (0.59%) Dynamics AX
3 6 (0.59%) Minerva
4 5 (0.49%) SimCorp Dimension
5 4 (0.39%) Sentinel
6 3 (0.29%) Eagle PACE
6 3 (0.29%) Temenos T24
6 3 (0.29%) Workday HCM
7 2 (0.20%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 2 (0.20%) Endur
7 2 (0.20%) Global One
7 2 (0.20%) Relativity
7 2 (0.20%) Ringtail
7 2 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 2 (0.20%) Summit
7 2 (0.20%) Tesseract
7 2 (0.20%) thinkFolio
7 2 (0.20%) Veritas eDiscovery
8 1 (0.098%) OpenText MBPM
Cloud Services
1 66 (6.45%) Microsoft Azure
2 35 (3.42%) Amazon AWS
3 17 (1.66%) GitHub
4 8 (0.78%) TestFlight
5 7 (0.68%) Cloud Computing
5 7 (0.68%) Google Analytics
6 6 (0.59%) IaaS
6 6 (0.59%) Office 365
7 5 (0.49%) PaaS
8 4 (0.39%) Amazon EC2
8 4 (0.39%) SaaS
8 4 (0.39%) Slack
9 3 (0.29%) Adobe Analytics
9 3 (0.29%) Amazon Kinesis
9 3 (0.29%) Google Cloud Platform
10 2 (0.20%) Amazon S3
10 2 (0.20%) AWS CloudFormation
10 2 (0.20%) Azure Active Directory
10 2 (0.20%) Data Lake Analytics
11 1 (0.098%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 30 (2.93%) Firewall
2 23 (2.25%) HTTP
3 16 (1.56%) Internet
4 14 (1.37%) Network Security
5 12 (1.17%) DNS
5 12 (1.17%) TCP/IP
6 11 (1.07%) FTP
7 8 (0.78%) Kerberos
8 7 (0.68%) LAN
8 7 (0.68%) SAN
8 7 (0.68%) SSL
8 7 (0.68%) VPN
8 7 (0.68%) WAN
9 6 (0.59%) DHCP
9 6 (0.59%) Intranet
9 6 (0.59%) Intrusion Detection
10 5 (0.49%) LDAP
10 5 (0.49%) SSH
11 3 (0.29%) Cisco ASA
11 3 (0.29%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 333 (32.52%) SQL Server
2 150 (14.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 140 (13.67%) Data Warehouse
4 114 (11.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 81 (7.91%) Big Data
6 79 (7.71%) Hadoop
7 75 (7.32%) Relational Database
8 73 (7.13%) NoSQL
9 70 (6.84%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 61 (5.96%) Oracle Database
11 60 (5.86%) SQL Server 2008
12 51 (4.98%) SQL Server 2012
13 36 (3.52%) MongoDB
14 34 (3.32%) MySQL
15 31 (3.03%) Apache Hive
16 27 (2.64%) BusinessObjects
17 26 (2.54%) SQL Server 2014
18 25 (2.44%) Oracle Database 11g
19 24 (2.34%) Power BI
20 23 (2.25%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 82 (8.01%) Git (software)
2 73 (7.13%) JIRA
3 53 (5.18%) Jenkins
4 41 (4.00%) Team Foundation Server
5 29 (2.83%) Maven
5 29 (2.83%) Subversion
6 28 (2.73%) Selenium
7 26 (2.54%) MSTest
7 26 (2.54%) NUnit
8 25 (2.44%) Cucumber
9 24 (2.34%) JUnit
10 22 (2.15%) Visual Studio
11 15 (1.46%) Mockito
11 15 (1.46%) SpecFlow
12 13 (1.27%) TeamCity
12 13 (1.27%) WebDriver
13 12 (1.17%) MSBuild
14 11 (1.07%) ERwin
15 8 (0.78%) HP UFT
15 8 (0.78%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 333 (32.52%) Finance
2 189 (18.46%) Banking
3 87 (8.50%) Front Office
4 62 (6.05%) Investment Banking
5 40 (3.91%) Marketing
6 36 (3.52%) Back Office
7 32 (3.13%) Retail
8 31 (3.03%) Financial Institution
9 25 (2.44%) Legal
10 9 (0.88%) Advertising
11 8 (0.78%) Games
11 8 (0.78%) Telecoms
12 7 (0.68%) International Banking
12 7 (0.68%) Law
13 5 (0.49%) Publishing
14 3 (0.29%) French Language
14 3 (0.29%) Manufacturing
14 3 (0.29%) Retail Banking
14 3 (0.29%) Spanish Language
15 2 (0.20%) Billing
Job Titles
1 481 (46.97%) Developer
2 242 (23.63%) Analyst
3 126 (12.30%) SQL Developer
4 91 (8.89%) C# Developer
4 91 (8.89%) Senior Developer
5 83 (8.11%) Java Developer
6 73 (7.13%) .NET Developer
7 67 (6.54%) Architect
8 64 (6.25%) Data Analyst
9 48 (4.69%) SQL Analyst
10 44 (4.30%) Business Analyst
11 43 (4.20%) C# .NET Developer
12 41 (4.00%) Support Analyst
13 38 (3.71%) Applications Support
14 33 (3.22%) Consultant
15 32 (3.13%) Business Intelligence Developer
15 32 (3.13%) Senior Java Developer
16 28 (2.73%) Data Architect
16 28 (2.73%) Senior C# Developer
17 27 (2.64%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 206 (20.12%) .NET
2 118 (11.52%) HTML
3 94 (9.18%) XML
4 81 (7.91%) Web Services
5 76 (7.42%) ASP.NET
5 76 (7.42%) CSS
6 73 (7.13%) AngularJS
7 67 (6.54%) REST
8 59 (5.76%) .NET Framework
9 57 (5.57%) jQuery
10 51 (4.98%) WCF
11 50 (4.88%) SOAP
12 49 (4.79%) HTML5
13 45 (4.39%) JSON
14 43 (4.20%) Spring
15 42 (4.10%) ASP.NET MVC
16 39 (3.81%) ASP.NET Web API
17 35 (3.42%) WPF
18 33 (3.22%) Entity Framework
18 33 (3.22%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 93 (9.08%) Analytical Skills
2 47 (4.59%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 44 (4.30%) Fixed Income
4 43 (4.20%) Equities
5 40 (3.91%) Computer Science
6 39 (3.81%) Statistics
7 35 (3.42%) Management Information System
8 34 (3.32%) Data Structures
8 34 (3.32%) Derivative
8 34 (3.32%) Mathematics
9 24 (2.34%) Algorithms
10 23 (2.25%) Visualisation
11 22 (2.15%) Data Integration
12 19 (1.86%) Data Centre
13 18 (1.76%) Credit Risk
14 16 (1.56%) Mobile App
14 16 (1.56%) User Experience
15 14 (1.37%) Enterprise Software
15 14 (1.37%) Fintech
16 13 (1.27%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 130 (12.70%) Linux
2 124 (12.11%) Windows
3 104 (10.16%) Unix
4 30 (2.93%) Windows Server
5 13 (1.27%) Apple iOS
5 13 (1.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 12 (1.17%) Windows Server 2012
7 11 (1.07%) Windows Server 2008
8 7 (0.68%) Solaris
9 5 (0.49%) Windows Server 2003
10 3 (0.29%) AIX
10 3 (0.29%) Android
10 3 (0.29%) Windows 7
11 2 (0.20%) Windows 8
11 2 (0.20%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.098%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 297 (29.00%) Agile Software Development
2 142 (13.87%) Business Intelligence
3 134 (13.09%) ETL
4 129 (12.60%) Data Modelling
5 125 (12.21%) TDD
6 107 (10.45%) Scrum
7 88 (8.59%) MVC
8 81 (7.91%) Analytics
9 78 (7.62%) SDLC
10 64 (6.25%) BDD
11 58 (5.66%) DevOps
12 52 (5.08%) OO
13 50 (4.88%) Multithreading
14 49 (4.79%) Asset Management
15 48 (4.69%) Data Analysis
15 48 (4.69%) Performance Tuning
16 47 (4.59%) Continuous Integration
17 46 (4.49%) Unit Testing
18 45 (4.39%) E-Commerce
19 44 (4.30%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 210 (20.51%) C#
2 178 (17.38%) Java
3 163 (15.92%) T-SQL
4 135 (13.18%) JavaScript
5 111 (10.84%) Python
6 57 (5.57%) PL/SQL
7 53 (5.18%) R
8 47 (4.59%) Shell Script
9 43 (4.20%) PowerShell
10 41 (4.00%) C++
11 38 (3.71%) VBA
12 37 (3.61%) Scala
13 24 (2.34%) Bash Shell
14 21 (2.05%) PHP
15 19 (1.86%) Perl
15 19 (1.86%) VB
16 13 (1.27%) Ruby
16 13 (1.27%) VB.NET
17 10 (0.98%) Objective-C
18 9 (0.88%) C
Qualifications
1 79 (7.71%) Degree
2 13 (1.27%) Security Cleared
3 12 (1.17%) CISSP
4 8 (0.78%) CISM
5 6 (0.59%) CNA
5 6 (0.59%) DV Cleared
5 6 (0.59%) GCIA
5 6 (0.59%) GCIH
5 6 (0.59%) GIAC
5 6 (0.59%) Microsoft Certification
5 6 (0.59%) Network+ Certification
5 6 (0.59%) Novell Certification
5 6 (0.59%) SANS
6 5 (0.49%) ISEB
7 4 (0.39%) MCSE
7 4 (0.39%) PhD
7 4 (0.39%) SC Cleared
8 3 (0.29%) IBM Certification
8 3 (0.29%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (0.29%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 67 (6.54%) Data Quality
2 45 (4.39%) QA
3 17 (1.66%) PCI DSS
4 14 (1.37%) Solvency II
5 11 (1.07%) SEPA
6 10 (0.98%) MiFID
7 4 (0.39%) ISO 9001
7 4 (0.39%) SLA
8 3 (0.29%) IFRS
8 3 (0.29%) IFRS 9
8 3 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 3 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 2 (0.20%) COBIT
9 2 (0.20%) Disclosure Scotland
9 2 (0.20%) GPG for Computer-Based Electronic Evidence
10 1 (0.098%) Dodd-Frank
10 1 (0.098%) EMIR
10 1 (0.098%) ISAE 3402
10 1 (0.098%) ISO20022
10 1 (0.098%) SDET
System Software
1 39 (3.81%) Active Directory
2 16 (1.56%) Docker
3 14 (1.37%) HDFS
4 13 (1.27%) VMware Infrastructure
5 11 (1.07%) Oracle RAC
6 9 (0.88%) Hyper-V
7 4 (0.39%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 4 (0.39%) Virtual Servers
8 3 (0.29%) BitLocker
8 3 (0.29%) NFS
8 3 (0.29%) Terminal Services
8 3 (0.29%) vSphere
8 3 (0.29%) XenDesktop
9 2 (0.20%) Apache Flume
9 2 (0.20%) Samba
9 2 (0.20%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
9 2 (0.20%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (0.20%) XenApp
9 2 (0.20%) XenServer
10 1 (0.098%) KVM
Systems Management
1 19 (1.86%) Control-M
2 12 (1.17%) Ansible
3 9 (0.88%) HP Quality Center
3 9 (0.88%) Puppet
4 8 (0.78%) SCOM
5 7 (0.68%) Opscode Chef
6 6 (0.59%) Host Intrusion Detection System
6 6 (0.59%) Tivoli
7 5 (0.49%) ITRS Geneos
7 5 (0.49%) SCCM
8 4 (0.39%) Data Guard
8 4 (0.39%) Galera Cluster
8 4 (0.39%) Oracle RMAN
9 3 (0.29%) Grafana
9 3 (0.29%) Graphite
9 3 (0.29%) Hadoop YARN
9 3 (0.29%) Nagios
9 3 (0.29%) NetBackup
9 3 (0.29%) vRealize
10 2 (0.20%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 189 (18.46%) Oracle
2 171 (16.70%) Microsoft
3 38 (3.71%) Teradata
4 37 (3.61%) Tableau
5 35 (3.42%) Sybase
6 27 (2.64%) Netezza
7 26 (2.54%) SAP
8 24 (2.34%) VMware
9 17 (1.66%) IBM
10 16 (1.56%) WorldPay
11 15 (1.46%) HP
12 14 (1.37%) Cisco
13 11 (1.07%) Google
14 10 (0.98%) Cognos
15 9 (0.88%) Bloomberg
15 9 (0.88%) Charles River
15 9 (0.88%) Informatica
15 9 (0.88%) MicroStrategy
15 9 (0.88%) Murex
16 8 (0.78%) Adobe
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