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 28 August 2015 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Structured Query Language (SQL)
Rank 6 5 5
Rank change year-on-year
-1 0
Contract jobs citing SQL 1013 1025 1298
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 18.85% 17.63% 17.92%
As % of the Programming Languages category 41.11% 41.51% 40.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 826 788 979
Average daily rate
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£450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £325 £301
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 3
Average hourly rate £25.43 £28.49 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.76% +13.97%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.25 £20.80 £23.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.09 £58.70 £46.04
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.31 £26.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
+8.89% -1.88%
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
2464 2469 3225
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 45.85% 42.47% 44.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 2056 1894 2491
Average daily rate £475 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £313 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 11 17
Average hourly rate £35.00 £45.00 £51.30
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.22% -12.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.81 £16.00 £17.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £187.50 £116.09 £59.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.50 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +2.94%

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 28 August 2015.

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 28 August 2015.

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 28 August 2015, 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.

1 679 (34.29%) Finance
2 649 (32.78%) SQL Server
3 484 (24.44%) Banking
4 461 (23.28%) Oracle
5 395 (19.95%) C#
6 380 (19.19%) .NET
7 373 (18.84%) Agile Software Development
8 346 (17.47%) Microsoft
9 344 (17.37%) Data Warehouse
10 343 (17.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 337 (17.02%) Java
12 321 (16.21%) Business Intelligence
13 315 (15.91%) T-SQL
14 301 (15.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 298 (15.05%) Windows
16 260 (13.13%) ETL
17 234 (11.82%) MS Excel
18 216 (10.91%) Linux
19 214 (10.81%) Analytical Skills
20 209 (10.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
21 207 (10.45%) JavaScript
22 203 (10.25%) UNIX
23 202 (10.20%) Investment Banking
24 187 (9.44%) Front Office
25 183 (9.24%) HTML
26 181 (9.14%) PL/SQL
26 181 (9.14%) SQL Server 2008
27 175 (8.84%) XML
28 171 (8.64%) Data Modelling
29 160 (8.08%) TDD

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

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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
1 114 (5.76%) SharePoint
2 67 (3.38%) IIS
3 40 (2.02%) SAS
4 29 (1.46%) MS Exchange
5 27 (1.36%) Apache
6 25 (1.26%) Tomcat
7 21 (1.06%) WebSphere
8 18 (0.91%) SharePoint 2010
9 17 (0.86%) JBoss
9 17 (0.86%) WebLogic
10 16 (0.81%) Lync
11 15 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2010
11 15 (0.76%) Node.js
12 14 (0.71%) BizTalk Server
12 14 (0.71%) CMS
12 14 (0.71%) Oracle Workflow
13 13 (0.66%) Apache Spark
14 10 (0.51%) NServiceBus
14 10 (0.51%) Oracle Coherence
15 9 (0.45%) Drupal
Applications
1 234 (11.82%) MS Excel
2 48 (2.42%) MS Office
3 31 (1.57%) MS PowerPoint
4 25 (1.26%) MS Visio
5 18 (0.91%) PowerPivot
6 10 (0.51%) Spreadsheet
7 9 (0.45%) MS Project
8 7 (0.35%) SPSS
9 6 (0.30%) Photoshop
10 4 (0.20%) Maya
10 4 (0.20%) Mathematica
10 4 (0.20%) Maple
10 4 (0.20%) LaTeX
11 3 (0.15%) HipChat
11 3 (0.15%) Adobe Illustrator
12 1 (0.051%) InfoPath
12 1 (0.051%) ProjectWise
Business Applications
1 48 (2.42%) Dynamics CRM
2 31 (1.57%) Markit EDM
3 23 (1.16%) Oracle EBS
4 21 (1.06%) Oracle General Ledger
5 16 (0.81%) Oracle BPM
6 14 (0.71%) Hyperion Planning
7 13 (0.66%) thinkFolio
7 13 (0.66%) Oracle Payables
8 11 (0.56%) Oracle EBS R12
9 8 (0.40%) Oracle Financials
9 8 (0.40%) Dynamics AX
10 7 (0.35%) Oracle Assets
10 7 (0.35%) Oracle FAH
11 6 (0.30%) Oracle Cash Management
11 6 (0.30%) Remedy ITSM
11 6 (0.30%) Oracle Applications
12 5 (0.25%) HFM
12 5 (0.25%) RMDS
12 5 (0.25%) Agresso
12 5 (0.25%) Global One
Cloud Services
1 33 (1.67%) Amazon AWS
2 21 (1.06%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (0.56%) Google Analytics
4 10 (0.51%) IaaS
5 9 (0.45%) Adobe Analytics
5 9 (0.45%) Office 365
5 9 (0.45%) SaaS
6 8 (0.40%) GitHub
7 6 (0.30%) Cloud Computing
8 4 (0.20%) Amazon EC2
8 4 (0.20%) Yammer
9 2 (0.10%) Amazon S3
9 2 (0.10%) PaaS
9 2 (0.10%) IBM Blueworks
10 1 (0.051%) Google Cloud Platform
10 1 (0.051%) Amazon Kinesis
10 1 (0.051%) Google Compute Engine
10 1 (0.051%) Google Apps
10 1 (0.051%) Amazon SQS
10 1 (0.051%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 37 (1.87%) Firewall
2 36 (1.82%) SAN
3 35 (1.77%) DNS
4 30 (1.52%) TCP/IP
5 23 (1.16%) HTTP
6 21 (1.06%) DHCP
7 20 (1.01%) NAS
8 19 (0.96%) WAN
9 18 (0.91%) LAN
10 16 (0.81%) FTP
11 11 (0.56%) Internet
12 9 (0.45%) SNMP
12 9 (0.45%) SMTP
12 9 (0.45%) VPN
13 8 (0.40%) LDAP
13 8 (0.40%) Intranet
13 8 (0.40%) SSL
14 6 (0.30%) VoIP
14 6 (0.30%) Multicast
14 6 (0.30%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 649 (32.78%) SQL Server
2 344 (17.37%) Data Warehouse
3 343 (17.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 301 (15.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 209 (10.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 181 (9.14%) SQL Server 2008
7 154 (7.78%) Relational Database
8 126 (6.36%) SQL Server 2012
9 106 (5.35%) Oracle Database
10 73 (3.69%) MySQL
11 72 (3.64%) BusinessObjects
11 72 (3.64%) QlikView
12 70 (3.54%) RDBMS
13 68 (3.43%) OLAP
14 57 (2.88%) Oracle Database 11g
14 57 (2.88%) SQL Server 2005
15 52 (2.63%) Oracle Reports
16 48 (2.42%) Big Data
17 41 (2.07%) Hadoop
18 38 (1.92%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 70 (3.54%) Subversion
2 56 (2.83%) Team Foundation Server
3 55 (2.78%) Git (software)
4 54 (2.73%) JIRA
5 48 (2.42%) Visual Studio
6 46 (2.32%) Jenkins
7 35 (1.77%) Maven
8 32 (1.62%) TeamCity
9 20 (1.01%) Selenium
10 18 (0.91%) JUnit
11 17 (0.86%) Ant
11 17 (0.86%) ERwin
12 15 (0.76%) Oracle Forms
13 13 (0.66%) NUnit
13 13 (0.66%) Mercurial
14 12 (0.61%) Redmine
14 12 (0.61%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
15 11 (0.56%) FogBugz
15 11 (0.56%) Trac
16 10 (0.51%) SoapUI
General
1 679 (34.29%) Finance
2 484 (24.44%) Banking
3 202 (10.20%) Investment Banking
4 187 (9.44%) Front Office
5 61 (3.08%) Retail
6 49 (2.47%) Marketing
7 48 (2.42%) Advertising
8 39 (1.97%) Telecoms
9 32 (1.62%) Legal
10 31 (1.57%) Back Office
11 30 (1.52%) Financial Institution
12 23 (1.16%) General Ledger
13 18 (0.91%) Law
14 14 (0.71%) Games
15 11 (0.56%) Retail Banking
16 10 (0.51%) Publishing
17 8 (0.40%) Corporate Banking
18 7 (0.35%) Manufacturing
19 4 (0.20%) German Language
20 3 (0.15%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 915 (46.21%) Developer
2 484 (24.44%) Analyst
3 188 (9.49%) SQL Developer
4 165 (8.33%) Senior Developer
5 140 (7.07%) Business Analyst
6 123 (6.21%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 118 (5.96%) C# Developer
8 104 (5.25%) Data Analyst
9 102 (5.15%) DBA
10 96 (4.85%) Java Developer
11 92 (4.65%) Consultant
12 74 (3.74%) Architect
13 73 (3.69%) SQL DBA
14 71 (3.59%) .NET Developer
15 59 (2.98%) Applications Support
16 58 (2.93%) Support Analyst
17 47 (2.37%) Test Analyst
18 45 (2.27%) Oracle Developer
19 44 (2.22%) Programmer
20 42 (2.12%) Senior C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 380 (19.19%) .NET
2 183 (9.24%) HTML
3 175 (8.84%) XML
4 122 (6.16%) ASP.NET
5 116 (5.86%) Web Services
6 102 (5.15%) CSS
7 93 (4.70%) WCF
8 78 (3.94%) jQuery
9 72 (3.64%) WPF
10 67 (3.38%) HTML5
11 59 (2.98%) AngularJS
12 53 (2.68%) Spring
13 52 (2.63%) MDX
14 51 (2.58%) .NET Framework
14 51 (2.58%) ASP.NET MVC
15 42 (2.12%) SOAP
16 36 (1.82%) RESTful
17 35 (1.77%) Middleware
18 33 (1.67%) FIX Protocol
19 32 (1.62%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 214 (10.81%) Analytical Skills
2 93 (4.70%) Derivative
3 80 (4.04%) Fixed Income
4 79 (3.99%) Equities
5 73 (3.69%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 67 (3.38%) Credit Risk
7 63 (3.18%) NHS
8 58 (2.93%) Computer Science
9 52 (2.63%) Replication
10 49 (2.47%) Mathematics
11 41 (2.07%) Clustering
12 39 (1.97%) Management Information System
13 37 (1.87%) Statistics
13 37 (1.87%) Market Risk
13 37 (1.87%) Visualisation
14 36 (1.82%) Data Centre
15 34 (1.72%) Data Integration
16 24 (1.21%) Hedge funds
17 22 (1.11%) Data Structures
18 21 (1.06%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 298 (15.05%) Windows
2 216 (10.91%) Linux
3 203 (10.25%) UNIX
4 88 (4.44%) Windows Server 2008
5 62 (3.13%) Windows Server 2012
6 56 (2.83%) Windows Server 2003
7 42 (2.12%) Solaris
8 19 (0.96%) AIX
8 19 (0.96%) Windows 7
9 11 (0.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 10 (0.51%) Windows XP
11 7 (0.35%) Android
11 7 (0.35%) Apple iOS
12 5 (0.25%) Ubuntu
13 4 (0.20%) VMS
13 4 (0.20%) CentOS
13 4 (0.20%) Windows 8
14 2 (0.10%) HPUX
14 2 (0.10%) Debian
15 1 (0.051%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 373 (18.84%) Agile Software Development
2 321 (16.21%) Business Intelligence
3 260 (13.13%) ETL
4 171 (8.64%) Data Modelling
5 160 (8.08%) TDD
6 137 (6.92%) Migration
7 135 (6.82%) Analytics
8 119 (6.01%) Multithreading
9 113 (5.71%) Data Analysis
10 109 (5.51%) SDLC
11 106 (5.35%) Performance Tuning
12 105 (5.30%) OO
13 98 (4.95%) MVC
14 95 (4.80%) Scrum
15 92 (4.65%) Project Management
16 86 (4.34%) Business Analysis
17 84 (4.24%) ITIL
18 77 (3.89%) CRM
19 74 (3.74%) Risk Management
19 74 (3.74%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 395 (19.95%) C#
2 337 (17.02%) Java
3 315 (15.91%) T-SQL
4 207 (10.45%) JavaScript
5 181 (9.14%) PL/SQL
6 147 (7.42%) VBA
7 92 (4.65%) Shell Script
8 87 (4.39%) Python
9 79 (3.99%) PowerShell
10 73 (3.69%) C++
11 65 (3.28%) Perl
12 47 (2.37%) PHP
13 44 (2.22%) VB
14 39 (1.97%) VB.NET
15 37 (1.87%) Ruby
16 35 (1.77%) C
17 29 (1.46%) VBScript
17 29 (1.46%) Scala
18 28 (1.41%) R
19 25 (1.26%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 122 (6.16%) Degree
2 39 (1.97%) Security Cleared
3 25 (1.26%) Microsoft Certification
4 21 (1.06%) SC Cleared
5 15 (0.76%) ISEB
6 14 (0.71%) MCSE
6 14 (0.71%) ISTQB
7 9 (0.45%) ITIL Certification
8 8 (0.40%) Oracle Certification
9 7 (0.35%) Cisco Certification
9 7 (0.35%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 6 (0.30%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 6 (0.30%) DV Cleared
11 5 (0.25%) MCSA
11 5 (0.25%) PhD
11 5 (0.25%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 5 (0.25%) OCP
11 5 (0.25%) ACCA
11 5 (0.25%) CIMA
12 4 (0.20%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 83 (4.19%) QA
2 37 (1.87%) Data Quality
3 28 (1.41%) Solvency II
4 16 (0.81%) SLA
5 5 (0.25%) Dodd-Frank
6 4 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 4 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 3 (0.15%) Basel III
7 3 (0.15%) FATCA
7 3 (0.15%) EMIR
8 2 (0.10%) COREP
8 2 (0.10%) FINREP
8 2 (0.10%) MiFID
8 2 (0.10%) PCI DSS
9 1 (0.051%) GAAP
9 1 (0.051%) GCP
9 1 (0.051%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 69 (3.48%) Active Directory
2 49 (2.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 26 (1.31%) Oracle RAC
4 19 (0.96%) vSphere
5 14 (0.71%) Hyper-V
6 8 (0.40%) Xen
6 8 (0.40%) NFS
7 7 (0.35%) HDFS
8 6 (0.30%) VMware ESXi
8 6 (0.30%) SRDF
9 5 (0.25%) KVM
9 5 (0.25%) Docker
9 5 (0.25%) BitLocker
9 5 (0.25%) XenApp
10 4 (0.20%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 4 (0.20%) VMware ESX
10 4 (0.20%) ISA Server
10 4 (0.20%) Oracle Clusterware
10 4 (0.20%) Apache Flume
11 2 (0.10%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 34 (1.72%) SCOM
2 26 (1.31%) Puppet
3 22 (1.11%) HP Quality Center
4 18 (0.91%) SCCM
5 17 (0.86%) Data Guard
5 17 (0.86%) Nagios
6 16 (0.81%) Opscode Chef
7 12 (0.61%) Oracle RMAN
8 11 (0.56%) Control-M
9 10 (0.51%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 9 (0.45%) Ansible
11 7 (0.35%) NetBackup
12 6 (0.30%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
13 5 (0.25%) Oozie
13 5 (0.25%) Netcool
13 5 (0.25%) Cisco Prime
13 5 (0.25%) ITRS Geneos
14 4 (0.20%) Oracle EDQ
15 3 (0.15%) Oracle ZFS
15 3 (0.15%) Salt
Vendors
1 461 (23.28%) Oracle
2 346 (17.47%) Microsoft
3 93 (4.70%) Sybase
4 76 (3.84%) VMware
5 62 (3.13%) Tableau
6 57 (2.88%) HP
7 51 (2.58%) IBM
8 37 (1.87%) SAP
8 37 (1.87%) Informatica
9 35 (1.77%) Cisco
10 32 (1.62%) Cognos
11 30 (1.52%) Citrix
12 29 (1.46%) Salesforce.com
13 24 (1.21%) Veritas
13 24 (1.21%) WorldPay
14 22 (1.11%) Charles River
15 21 (1.06%) TIBCO
15 21 (1.06%) Teradata
16 18 (0.91%) NetApp
17 17 (0.86%) Hyperion
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
City, London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £425 - £467.50 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £300 - £500 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
City, London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £500 - £700 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Consult Solutions
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £500 - £510 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Michael Bailey Associates
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £480.00 - £520.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Client Server
Rate: £500 to £550 p/day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Involved Solutions Ltd
Rate: £525 - £550 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Lawrence Harvey IT & Change
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Rate: £250 - £400 Per Day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Salt
Rate: £350 - £450 per day + immediate start, extendable contract
Posted: 2 days ago