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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Structured Query Language (SQL)
Rank 6 4 5
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +1
Contract jobs citing SQL 553 968 1065
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 17.63% 19.23% 18.22%
As % of the Programming Languages category 39.47% 41.94% 42.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 443 784 791
Average daily rate £475 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £310 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £613 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 8
Average hourly rate £19.50 £20.00 £37.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% -46.30%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £28.60 £27.20
% change year-on-year
-14.32% +5.12%
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
1401 2308 2521
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 44.66% 45.85% 43.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 1169 1891 1909
Average daily rate £485 £475 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.10% +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £320 £306
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £638
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £355 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +9.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 7 14
Average hourly rate £29.64 £29.00 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.20% -13.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.50 £22.95 £24.27
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £147.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £35.50 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+12.67% +4.41%

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 5 February 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 5 February 2016, 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.

1 447 (36.94%) Finance
2 444 (36.69%) SQL Server
3 315 (26.03%) Banking
4 297 (24.55%) Agile Software Development
5 273 (22.56%) C#
6 241 (19.92%) Oracle
7 235 (19.42%) .NET
8 226 (18.68%) T-SQL
9 209 (17.27%) Data Warehouse
10 206 (17.02%) Microsoft
11 202 (16.69%) Java
12 196 (16.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 185 (15.29%) Business Intelligence
14 169 (13.97%) Windows
15 166 (13.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 151 (12.48%) ETL
17 150 (12.40%) Investment Banking
18 143 (11.82%) Linux
19 139 (11.49%) Unix
19 139 (11.49%) SQL Server 2008
20 138 (11.40%) Front Office
21 131 (10.83%) JavaScript
22 126 (10.41%) Degree
23 121 (10.00%) TDD
24 119 (9.83%) SQL Server Analysis Services
25 112 (9.26%) Migration
26 110 (9.09%) ASP.NET
27 106 (8.76%) Analytical Skills
28 105 (8.68%) MS Excel
29 101 (8.35%) MVC

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

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 53 (4.38%) SharePoint
2 37 (3.06%) IIS
3 25 (2.07%) Apache
4 24 (1.98%) SAS
4 24 (1.98%) Tomcat
5 19 (1.57%) Node.js
6 16 (1.32%) JBoss
7 15 (1.24%) MS Exchange
8 14 (1.16%) Confluence
9 13 (1.07%) Apache Spark
10 12 (0.99%) CMS
10 12 (0.99%) WebLogic
11 11 (0.91%) SharePoint 2010
12 10 (0.83%) WebSphere
13 9 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2010
14 8 (0.66%) BizTalk Server
15 7 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2013
15 7 (0.58%) Lync
15 7 (0.58%) Oracle HTTP Server
15 7 (0.58%) WordPress
Applications
1 105 (8.68%) MS Excel
2 24 (1.98%) MS Office
3 15 (1.24%) MS Visio
4 10 (0.83%) MS PowerPoint
5 9 (0.74%) MS Project
6 7 (0.58%) Photoshop
7 6 (0.50%) PowerPivot
8 5 (0.41%) SPSS
9 4 (0.33%) Spreadsheet
10 3 (0.25%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 1 (0.083%) Adobe Illustrator
11 1 (0.083%) Stata
Business Applications
1 14 (1.16%) Markit EDM
2 13 (1.07%) Dynamics CRM
3 10 (0.83%) Workday HCM
4 6 (0.50%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 6 (0.50%) ION MarketView
4 6 (0.50%) Oracle EBS
4 6 (0.50%) Oracle General Ledger
5 5 (0.41%) Oracle Assets
5 5 (0.41%) Oracle BPM
5 5 (0.41%) Oracle Financials
5 5 (0.41%) Oracle Payables
5 5 (0.41%) SAP FI
6 4 (0.33%) Front Arena
6 4 (0.33%) Oracle E-Business Tax
6 4 (0.33%) Summit
6 4 (0.33%) Unit4 Business World
7 3 (0.25%) Salerio
7 3 (0.25%) Sentinel
7 3 (0.25%) thinkFolio
7 3 (0.25%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 45 (3.72%) Amazon AWS
2 29 (2.40%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (0.74%) Cloud Computing
4 8 (0.66%) IaaS
5 7 (0.58%) Amazon EC2
5 7 (0.58%) PaaS
6 6 (0.50%) Google Analytics
7 5 (0.41%) Office 365
8 4 (0.33%) SaaS
9 3 (0.25%) Amazon S3
9 3 (0.25%) GitHub
9 3 (0.25%) Google Cloud Platform
10 2 (0.17%) AWS CloudFormation
10 2 (0.17%) Google Compute Engine
11 1 (0.083%) Adobe Analytics
11 1 (0.083%) Amazon Glacier
11 1 (0.083%) Heroku
11 1 (0.083%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 25 (2.07%) Firewall
2 14 (1.16%) TCP/IP
3 13 (1.07%) HTTP
4 12 (0.99%) DNS
5 11 (0.91%) Internet
5 11 (0.91%) SAN
6 9 (0.74%) WAN
7 7 (0.58%) DHCP
7 7 (0.58%) LAN
7 7 (0.58%) VPN
8 6 (0.50%) FTP
9 5 (0.41%) NAS
10 4 (0.33%) Multicast
11 3 (0.25%) Kerberos
11 3 (0.25%) LDAP
12 2 (0.17%) 3G
12 2 (0.17%) Intranet
12 2 (0.17%) SMS
12 2 (0.17%) SMTP
12 2 (0.17%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 444 (36.69%) SQL Server
2 209 (17.27%) Data Warehouse
3 196 (16.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 166 (13.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 139 (11.49%) SQL Server 2008
6 119 (9.83%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 95 (7.85%) SQL Server 2012
8 73 (6.03%) Relational Database
9 70 (5.79%) Oracle Database
10 50 (4.13%) SQL Server 2005
11 45 (3.72%) RDBMS
12 40 (3.31%) MySQL
13 39 (3.22%) BusinessObjects
14 37 (3.06%) Oracle Database 11g
15 36 (2.98%) Big Data
16 34 (2.81%) Hadoop
16 34 (2.81%) NoSQL
17 30 (2.48%) MongoDB
18 27 (2.23%) SQL Server 2014
19 25 (2.07%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 74 (6.12%) Git (software)
2 67 (5.54%) JIRA
3 52 (4.30%) Subversion
4 49 (4.05%) Team Foundation Server
5 43 (3.55%) Jenkins
6 33 (2.73%) Selenium
7 32 (2.64%) JUnit
8 31 (2.56%) Maven
9 29 (2.40%) Visual Studio
10 28 (2.31%) SpecFlow
11 25 (2.07%) TeamCity
12 23 (1.90%) Cucumber
13 21 (1.74%) Mockito
13 21 (1.74%) NUnit
14 18 (1.49%) Eclipse
15 17 (1.40%) Jasmine
16 16 (1.32%) Octopus Deploy
17 15 (1.24%) NSubstitute
18 12 (0.99%) ClearQuest
19 11 (0.91%) Ant
General
1 447 (36.94%) Finance
2 315 (26.03%) Banking
3 150 (12.40%) Investment Banking
4 138 (11.40%) Front Office
5 32 (2.64%) Marketing
6 30 (2.48%) Back Office
7 28 (2.31%) Financial Institution
8 23 (1.90%) Telecoms
9 22 (1.82%) Legal
10 20 (1.65%) Advertising
10 20 (1.65%) Games
11 19 (1.57%) Retail
12 7 (0.58%) General Ledger
12 7 (0.58%) Law
13 6 (0.50%) Billing
14 5 (0.41%) Electronics
15 3 (0.25%) Spanish Language
15 3 (0.25%) Turkish Language
16 2 (0.17%) German Language
16 2 (0.17%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 543 (44.88%) Developer
2 275 (22.73%) Analyst
3 138 (11.40%) SQL Developer
4 121 (10.00%) C# Developer
5 105 (8.68%) Java Developer
6 83 (6.86%) Senior Developer
7 77 (6.36%) .NET Developer
8 75 (6.20%) Business Analyst
9 73 (6.03%) DBA
10 69 (5.70%) Business Intelligence Developer
11 60 (4.96%) Data Analyst
12 59 (4.88%) C# .NET Developer
13 52 (4.30%) SQL DBA
14 50 (4.13%) Applications Support
15 48 (3.97%) Support Analyst
16 46 (3.80%) SQL Analyst
17 45 (3.72%) Architect
17 45 (3.72%) Consultant
18 36 (2.98%) SQL BI Developer
19 35 (2.89%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 235 (19.42%) .NET
2 110 (9.09%) ASP.NET
3 94 (7.77%) HTML
4 90 (7.44%) XML
5 73 (6.03%) WCF
6 71 (5.87%) CSS
7 70 (5.79%) AngularJS
8 62 (5.12%) ASP.NET MVC
8 62 (5.12%) WPF
9 61 (5.04%) jQuery
10 58 (4.79%) .NET Framework
11 51 (4.21%) Web Services
12 50 (4.13%) Spring
13 49 (4.05%) HTML5
14 47 (3.88%) REST
15 35 (2.89%) FIX Protocol
16 34 (2.81%) MDX
17 29 (2.40%) Hibernate
18 28 (2.31%) JSON
19 27 (2.23%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 106 (8.76%) Analytical Skills
2 74 (6.12%) Derivative
3 68 (5.62%) Computer Science
4 64 (5.29%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 60 (4.96%) Equities
6 50 (4.13%) Fixed Income
7 48 (3.97%) Mathematics
8 41 (3.39%) Management Information System
9 35 (2.89%) Hedge funds
10 32 (2.64%) Replication
11 31 (2.56%) Credit Risk
12 26 (2.15%) Clustering
12 26 (2.15%) Data Centre
13 23 (1.90%) Market Risk
14 21 (1.74%) NHS
14 21 (1.74%) Visualisation
15 17 (1.40%) Data Structures
15 17 (1.40%) Enterprise Software
15 17 (1.40%) User Experience
16 16 (1.32%) Equity Derivative
Operating Systems
1 169 (13.97%) Windows
2 143 (11.82%) Linux
3 139 (11.49%) Unix
4 73 (6.03%) Windows Server
5 54 (4.46%) Windows Server 2008
6 42 (3.47%) Windows Server 2012
7 31 (2.56%) Solaris
8 24 (1.98%) Windows Server 2003
9 12 (0.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 9 (0.74%) Android
11 8 (0.66%) Apple iOS
12 7 (0.58%) CentOS
12 7 (0.58%) Debian
12 7 (0.58%) Windows 7
13 5 (0.41%) AIX
14 3 (0.25%) Ubuntu
15 1 (0.083%) Data ONTAP
15 1 (0.083%) Mac OS X
15 1 (0.083%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 297 (24.55%) Agile Software Development
2 185 (15.29%) Business Intelligence
3 151 (12.48%) ETL
4 121 (10.00%) TDD
5 112 (9.26%) Migration
6 101 (8.35%) MVC
7 93 (7.69%) Scrum
8 90 (7.44%) Data Modelling
9 89 (7.36%) Data Analysis
10 84 (6.94%) SDLC
11 72 (5.95%) BDD
11 72 (5.95%) Multithreading
12 67 (5.54%) Analytics
13 66 (5.45%) Continuous Integration
14 63 (5.21%) Performance Tuning
15 60 (4.96%) User Acceptance Testing
16 57 (4.71%) Risk Management
17 56 (4.63%) Business Analysis
18 55 (4.55%) Project Management
19 51 (4.21%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 273 (22.56%) C#
2 226 (18.68%) T-SQL
3 202 (16.69%) Java
4 131 (10.83%) JavaScript
5 88 (7.27%) PL/SQL
6 72 (5.95%) Python
7 65 (5.37%) PowerShell
7 65 (5.37%) VBA
8 53 (4.38%) Shell Script
9 40 (3.31%) Perl
10 31 (2.56%) C++
11 28 (2.31%) Bash Shell
12 26 (2.15%) PHP
13 25 (2.07%) VB
14 16 (1.32%) Ruby
14 16 (1.32%) VB.NET
15 9 (0.74%) VBScript
16 7 (0.58%) Groovy
16 7 (0.58%) R
17 6 (0.50%) sed
Qualifications
1 126 (10.41%) Degree
2 19 (1.57%) Security Cleared
3 16 (1.32%) ISEB
4 15 (1.24%) Microsoft Certification
4 15 (1.24%) SC Cleared
5 10 (0.83%) ISTQB
6 9 (0.74%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 8 (0.66%) MCSE
8 6 (0.50%) CISSP
9 5 (0.41%) CCNA
9 5 (0.41%) Cisco Certification
9 5 (0.41%) CISM
9 5 (0.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 4 (0.33%) CISA
10 4 (0.33%) HNC
10 4 (0.33%) HND
10 4 (0.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 3 (0.25%) AWS Certification
11 3 (0.25%) RHCE
11 3 (0.25%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (3.88%) QA
2 44 (3.64%) Data Quality
3 19 (1.57%) Solvency II
4 16 (1.32%) SLA
5 8 (0.66%) Basel III
6 5 (0.41%) PCI DSS
7 4 (0.33%) MiFID
8 3 (0.25%) EMIR
8 3 (0.25%) ISO20022
9 2 (0.17%) COBIT
9 2 (0.17%) SDET
10 1 (0.083%) AIFMD
10 1 (0.083%) COSO
10 1 (0.083%) GAAP
10 1 (0.083%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 35 (2.89%) Active Directory
2 18 (1.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (0.91%) vSphere
4 8 (0.66%) Docker
5 7 (0.58%) vCloud
6 6 (0.50%) Hyper-V
7 5 (0.41%) Oracle RAC
8 4 (0.33%) ISA Server
9 3 (0.25%) BitLocker
9 3 (0.25%) HDFS
10 2 (0.17%) NFS
11 1 (0.083%) iptables
11 1 (0.083%) Microsoft App-V
11 1 (0.083%) Postfix
11 1 (0.083%) RACF
11 1 (0.083%) Samba
11 1 (0.083%) Terminal Server
11 1 (0.083%) VMware Workstation
11 1 (0.083%) XenApp
11 1 (0.083%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 26 (2.15%) SCOM
2 21 (1.74%) HP Quality Center
3 16 (1.32%) Puppet
4 14 (1.16%) Nagios
5 11 (0.91%) Opscode Chef
5 11 (0.91%) SCCM
6 8 (0.66%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 7 (0.58%) Ansible
7 7 (0.58%) Control-M
8 5 (0.41%) Oozie
8 5 (0.41%) Oracle RMAN
8 5 (0.41%) Tivoli
8 5 (0.41%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 4 (0.33%) DatAdvantage
9 4 (0.33%) WSUS
9 4 (0.33%) ZABBIX
10 3 (0.25%) ITRS Geneos
10 3 (0.25%) logstash
10 3 (0.25%) NetBackup
11 2 (0.17%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 241 (19.92%) Oracle
2 206 (17.02%) Microsoft
3 61 (5.04%) Sybase
4 41 (3.39%) VMware
5 36 (2.98%) SAP
6 32 (2.64%) Tableau
7 24 (1.98%) HP
8 22 (1.82%) IBM
9 21 (1.74%) Veritas
10 19 (1.57%) WorldPay
11 17 (1.40%) Bloomberg
11 17 (1.40%) Informatica
12 16 (1.32%) Siebel
13 15 (1.24%) Cisco
13 15 (1.24%) Red Hat
14 14 (1.16%) Cognos
15 13 (1.07%) Reuters
16 12 (0.99%) EMC
16 12 (0.99%) ServiceNow
16 12 (0.99%) Teradata
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