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 25 June 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
25 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Structured Query Language (SQL)
Rank 7 6 6
Rank change year-on-year
-1 0
Contract jobs citing SQL 554 1035 1023
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 16.68% 17.78% 17.08%
As % of the Programming Languages category 34.39% 41.43% 40.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 457 849 776
Median daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £312 £319 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £589
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £340 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.61% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 4
Median hourly rate - £30.00 £25.49
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +17.68%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £22.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+44.44% -26.22%
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
1611 2498 2519
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 48.49% 42.91% 42.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 1379 2056 1976
Median daily rate £475 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.70% +2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £320 £301
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 22 10
Median hourly rate £53.00 £24.23 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+118.73% -11.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £19.72 £14.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £80.00 £54.00 £31.99
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £37.00 £35.50
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +4.22%

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 25 June 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 25 June 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.

1 491 (43.03%) Finance
2 364 (31.90%) SQL Server
3 284 (24.89%) Agile Software Development
4 271 (23.75%) Banking
5 270 (23.66%) Oracle
6 217 (19.02%) Java
7 215 (18.84%) .NET
8 209 (18.32%) C#
9 171 (14.99%) Unix
10 164 (14.37%) Microsoft
11 161 (14.11%) Linux
12 158 (13.85%) T-SQL
13 156 (13.67%) Data Warehouse
14 154 (13.50%) Business Intelligence
15 137 (12.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 132 (11.57%) TDD
17 131 (11.48%) Windows
18 120 (10.52%) JavaScript
19 118 (10.34%) ETL
19 118 (10.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
20 113 (9.90%) XML
21 111 (9.73%) Investment Banking
22 107 (9.38%) Front Office
22 107 (9.38%) PL/SQL
23 103 (9.03%) HTML
24 98 (8.59%) Scrum
25 95 (8.33%) Migration
26 91 (7.98%) Oracle Database
27 89 (7.80%) MS Excel
28 86 (7.54%) CSS

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 39 (3.42%) SharePoint
2 29 (2.54%) IIS
3 26 (2.28%) SAS
3 26 (2.28%) Tomcat
4 22 (1.93%) Apache
5 20 (1.75%) WebLogic
6 17 (1.49%) Confluence
7 15 (1.31%) WebSphere
8 14 (1.23%) Oracle Coherence
9 10 (0.88%) Apache Spark
9 10 (0.88%) Mule
9 10 (0.88%) Oracle HTTP Server
10 9 (0.79%) CMS
11 8 (0.70%) JBoss
12 7 (0.61%) IBM Domino
13 6 (0.53%) Apache Pig
13 6 (0.53%) MS Exchange
13 6 (0.53%) SharePoint 2013
13 6 (0.53%) Skype for Business
14 5 (0.44%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 89 (7.80%) MS Excel
2 26 (2.28%) MS Office
3 11 (0.96%) Spreadsheet
4 8 (0.70%) MS PowerPoint
4 8 (0.70%) MS Project
4 8 (0.70%) Photoshop
5 6 (0.53%) MS Visio
6 4 (0.35%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 3 (0.26%) SPSS
8 1 (0.088%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 16 (1.40%) Markit EDM
2 10 (0.88%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (0.88%) Oracle Payables
3 9 (0.79%) Oracle General Ledger
4 8 (0.70%) Oracle Financials
5 6 (0.53%) Dynamics NAV
5 6 (0.53%) Oracle Assets
5 6 (0.53%) Oracle EBS
5 6 (0.53%) Oracle E-Business Tax
6 5 (0.44%) Oracle EBS R12
7 4 (0.35%) Oracle BPM
7 4 (0.35%) Oracle Receivables
7 4 (0.35%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
8 3 (0.26%) ION MarketView
8 3 (0.26%) Minerva
8 3 (0.26%) Remedy ITSM
9 2 (0.18%) Cognos Business Intelligence
9 2 (0.18%) LatentZero
9 2 (0.18%) Loan IQ
9 2 (0.18%) SimCorp Dimension
Cloud Services
1 41 (3.59%) Amazon AWS
2 28 (2.45%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (0.79%) Cloud Computing
4 7 (0.61%) TestFlight
5 6 (0.53%) Amazon EC2
5 6 (0.53%) GitHub
5 6 (0.53%) IaaS
6 4 (0.35%) AWS CloudFormation
6 4 (0.35%) PaaS
7 3 (0.26%) Azure Active Directory
7 3 (0.26%) Google Analytics
7 3 (0.26%) Office 365
8 2 (0.18%) Force.com
8 2 (0.18%) SaaS
9 1 (0.088%) Adobe Analytics
9 1 (0.088%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 1 (0.088%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.088%) Amazon SQS
9 1 (0.088%) Boomi
9 1 (0.088%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 30 (2.63%) HTTP
2 19 (1.67%) LDAP
3 16 (1.40%) SAN
4 12 (1.05%) Firewall
5 10 (0.88%) Network Security
6 9 (0.79%) DNS
7 8 (0.70%) WAN
8 7 (0.61%) NAS
8 7 (0.61%) Skype
8 7 (0.61%) TCP/IP
9 6 (0.53%) CTI
9 6 (0.53%) H.323
9 6 (0.53%) Internet
9 6 (0.53%) LAN
9 6 (0.53%) PBX
9 6 (0.53%) Unified Communications
9 6 (0.53%) VoIP
10 5 (0.44%) Fibre Channel
10 5 (0.44%) Kerberos
10 5 (0.44%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 364 (31.90%) SQL Server
2 156 (13.67%) Data Warehouse
3 137 (12.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 118 (10.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 91 (7.98%) Oracle Database
6 74 (6.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 72 (6.31%) Relational Database
8 70 (6.13%) SQL Server 2008
9 61 (5.35%) SQL Server 2012
10 55 (4.82%) MySQL
11 53 (4.65%) NoSQL
12 44 (3.86%) QlikView
13 43 (3.77%) Big Data
14 38 (3.33%) Oracle Database 11g
15 34 (2.98%) MongoDB
16 33 (2.89%) SQL Server 2014
17 31 (2.72%) Hadoop
18 28 (2.45%) BusinessObjects
19 27 (2.37%) RDBMS
20 26 (2.28%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 62 (5.43%) JIRA
2 51 (4.47%) Git (software)
3 44 (3.86%) Jenkins
4 34 (2.98%) Subversion
5 33 (2.89%) Selenium
6 30 (2.63%) Maven
7 27 (2.37%) Team Foundation Server
7 27 (2.37%) Visual Studio
8 25 (2.19%) SpecFlow
9 23 (2.02%) Cucumber
10 21 (1.84%) JUnit
10 21 (1.84%) TeamCity
11 15 (1.31%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 13 (1.14%) Eclipse
13 12 (1.05%) Artifactory
13 12 (1.05%) NUnit
14 10 (0.88%) Mockito
14 10 (0.88%) SoapUI
14 10 (0.88%) WebDriver
15 9 (0.79%) JMeter
General
1 491 (43.03%) Finance
2 271 (23.75%) Banking
3 111 (9.73%) Investment Banking
4 107 (9.38%) Front Office
5 46 (4.03%) Financial Institution
6 35 (3.07%) Marketing
7 28 (2.45%) Legal
8 25 (2.19%) Retail
9 19 (1.67%) Telecoms
10 16 (1.40%) Law
11 14 (1.23%) Advertising
12 10 (0.88%) Back Office
13 9 (0.79%) Games
13 9 (0.79%) General Ledger
14 7 (0.61%) Billing
15 3 (0.26%) Pharmaceutical
15 3 (0.26%) Spanish Language
16 2 (0.18%) French Language
16 2 (0.18%) German Language
16 2 (0.18%) Japanese Language
Job Titles
1 534 (46.80%) Developer
2 246 (21.56%) Analyst
3 141 (12.36%) SQL Developer
4 116 (10.17%) Senior Developer
5 110 (9.64%) C# Developer
6 103 (9.03%) Java Developer
7 66 (5.78%) .NET Developer
8 63 (5.52%) Applications Support
8 63 (5.52%) Business Analyst
9 57 (5.00%) DBA
10 52 (4.56%) C# .NET Developer
10 52 (4.56%) SQL Analyst
11 48 (4.21%) Data Analyst
12 47 (4.12%) Business Intelligence Developer
13 46 (4.03%) Support Analyst
14 45 (3.94%) Consultant
15 43 (3.77%) Test Analyst
16 40 (3.51%) SQL DBA
17 39 (3.42%) Architect
18 38 (3.33%) Oracle Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 215 (18.84%) .NET
2 113 (9.90%) XML
3 103 (9.03%) HTML
4 86 (7.54%) CSS
5 65 (5.70%) ASP.NET
5 65 (5.70%) Web Services
6 60 (5.26%) Spring
7 56 (4.91%) AngularJS
7 56 (4.91%) REST
8 48 (4.21%) SOAP
9 45 (3.94%) jQuery
10 37 (3.24%) .NET Framework
10 37 (3.24%) HTML5
11 33 (2.89%) WCF
12 32 (2.80%) JSON
12 32 (2.80%) RESTful
13 31 (2.72%) Hibernate
14 28 (2.45%) FIX Protocol
14 28 (2.45%) WPF
15 27 (2.37%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 80 (7.01%) Analytical Skills
2 66 (5.78%) Derivative
2 66 (5.78%) Equities
3 64 (5.61%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 58 (5.08%) Fixed Income
5 37 (3.24%) Computer Science
6 34 (2.98%) Mathematics
7 28 (2.45%) Management Information System
8 25 (2.19%) Visualisation
9 23 (2.02%) Replication
10 22 (1.93%) Enterprise Software
11 21 (1.84%) Data Structures
12 20 (1.75%) Clustering
12 20 (1.75%) Credit Risk
13 18 (1.58%) Hedge funds
14 17 (1.49%) Algorithms
15 15 (1.31%) Data Centre
15 15 (1.31%) Data Integration
15 15 (1.31%) NHS
16 14 (1.23%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 171 (14.99%) Unix
2 161 (14.11%) Linux
3 131 (11.48%) Windows
4 39 (3.42%) Windows Server
5 26 (2.28%) Solaris
6 16 (1.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 16 (1.40%) Windows Server 2012
7 13 (1.14%) Apple iOS
7 13 (1.14%) Windows Server 2008
8 9 (0.79%) AIX
8 9 (0.79%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (0.44%) CoreOS
9 5 (0.44%) Windows 7
10 4 (0.35%) Android
10 4 (0.35%) CentOS
11 3 (0.26%) Mac OS X
11 3 (0.26%) VMS
11 3 (0.26%) Windows 8
12 2 (0.18%) Mac OS
12 2 (0.18%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 284 (24.89%) Agile Software Development
2 154 (13.50%) Business Intelligence
3 132 (11.57%) TDD
4 118 (10.34%) ETL
5 98 (8.59%) Scrum
6 95 (8.33%) Migration
7 79 (6.92%) Multithreading
8 69 (6.05%) Performance Tuning
9 68 (5.96%) BDD
10 65 (5.70%) Data Modelling
11 63 (5.52%) Analytics
12 61 (5.35%) MVC
12 61 (5.35%) SDLC
13 59 (5.17%) Data Analysis
14 54 (4.73%) OO
15 52 (4.56%) Continuous Integration
16 50 (4.38%) User Acceptance Testing
17 46 (4.03%) Stakeholder Management
18 42 (3.68%) E-Commerce
18 42 (3.68%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 217 (19.02%) Java
2 209 (18.32%) C#
3 158 (13.85%) T-SQL
4 120 (10.52%) JavaScript
5 107 (9.38%) PL/SQL
6 78 (6.84%) Python
7 73 (6.40%) Shell Script
8 53 (4.65%) VBA
9 51 (4.47%) Perl
10 46 (4.03%) C++
11 41 (3.59%) PowerShell
12 38 (3.33%) VB
13 23 (2.02%) PHP
14 21 (1.84%) VB.NET
15 20 (1.75%) Bash Shell
15 20 (1.75%) Ruby
16 19 (1.67%) C
17 16 (1.40%) R
18 14 (1.23%) VBScript
19 12 (1.05%) Scala
Qualifications
1 72 (6.31%) Degree
2 31 (2.72%) Security Cleared
3 20 (1.75%) SC Cleared
4 19 (1.67%) Microsoft Certification
5 18 (1.58%) ISEB
6 12 (1.05%) DV Cleared
6 12 (1.05%) ISTQB
7 10 (0.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 8 (0.70%) PMI Certification
8 8 (0.70%) PMP
9 5 (0.44%) CCNA
9 5 (0.44%) Cisco Certification
9 5 (0.44%) CISSP
9 5 (0.44%) MCSE
10 4 (0.35%) OCP
10 4 (0.35%) Oracle Certification
11 3 (0.26%) CISA
11 3 (0.26%) IBM Certification
11 3 (0.26%) ITIL Certification
11 3 (0.26%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (3.86%) QA
2 38 (3.33%) Data Quality
3 11 (0.96%) SLA
4 10 (0.88%) Solvency II
5 5 (0.44%) MiFID
6 3 (0.26%) Dodd-Frank
7 2 (0.18%) Basel II
7 2 (0.18%) Basel III
7 2 (0.18%) CDISC
7 2 (0.18%) Disclosure Scotland
7 2 (0.18%) EMIR
7 2 (0.18%) GCP
7 2 (0.18%) ISO20022
8 1 (0.088%) FATCA
8 1 (0.088%) GAAP
8 1 (0.088%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.088%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.088%) SDET
System Software
1 44 (3.86%) Active Directory
2 21 (1.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (1.31%) Oracle RAC
4 13 (1.14%) Docker
5 9 (0.79%) RACF
6 8 (0.70%) Hyper-V
7 6 (0.53%) Ceph
7 6 (0.53%) etcd
7 6 (0.53%) flannel
8 5 (0.44%) GlusterFS
8 5 (0.44%) Xen
9 4 (0.35%) NFS
9 4 (0.35%) SRDF
9 4 (0.35%) vCloud
9 4 (0.35%) Virtual Machines
9 4 (0.35%) Virtual Servers
9 4 (0.35%) vSphere
10 3 (0.26%) Apache Flume
10 3 (0.26%) KVM
11 2 (0.18%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 22 (1.93%) Puppet
2 19 (1.67%) HP Quality Center
3 18 (1.58%) Control-M
4 17 (1.49%) Opscode Chef
5 16 (1.40%) Ansible
6 13 (1.14%) Oracle RMAN
7 10 (0.88%) SCOM
8 8 (0.70%) Microsoft Clustering
8 8 (0.70%) Tivoli
8 8 (0.70%) zSecure
9 7 (0.61%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 6 (0.53%) Data Guard
10 6 (0.53%) HAProxy
10 6 (0.53%) Host Intrusion Detection System
10 6 (0.53%) Kubernetes
10 6 (0.53%) logstash
10 6 (0.53%) Network Intrusion Detection System
11 5 (0.44%) Graphite
11 5 (0.44%) rkt
11 5 (0.44%) SCCM
Vendors
1 270 (23.66%) Oracle
2 164 (14.37%) Microsoft
3 50 (4.38%) Sybase
4 42 (3.68%) Tableau
5 33 (2.89%) VMware
6 29 (2.54%) IBM
7 23 (2.02%) Informatica
8 21 (1.84%) Cisco
8 21 (1.84%) Red Hat
9 20 (1.75%) HP
10 17 (1.49%) SAP
11 16 (1.40%) Salesforce.com
12 15 (1.31%) Remedy
13 14 (1.23%) Bloomberg
13 14 (1.23%) Teradata
14 12 (1.05%) Atlassian
14 12 (1.05%) Murex
14 12 (1.05%) WorldPay
15 11 (0.96%) NetApp
16 10 (0.88%) Citrix
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