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 4 December 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
4 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Structured Query Language (SQL)
Rank 6 6 6
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Contract jobs citing SQL 567 607 1034
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 17.84% 17.50% 17.70%
As % of the Programming Languages category 34.01% 36.54% 40.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 450 496 832
Median daily rate £450 £463 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.70% +8.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £325 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £609
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £358 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.49% +2.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 5
Median hourly rate £19.92 £22.25 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.47% +11.25%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £34.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-8.82% +30.76%
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
1667 1661 2550
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 52.44% 47.90% 43.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 1405 1399 2071
Median daily rate £500 £486 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.82% +8.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 11 8
Median hourly rate £27.50 £23.75 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.78% +18.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.19 £19.70 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.75 £37.50 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +10.00%

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 4 December 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 4 December 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.

1 397 (34.86%) Finance
2 367 (32.22%) Agile Software Development
3 338 (29.68%) SQL Server
4 237 (20.81%) Banking
5 216 (18.96%) Oracle
6 215 (18.88%) Java
7 214 (18.79%) C#
8 198 (17.38%) .NET
9 167 (14.66%) Data Warehouse
10 165 (14.49%) Microsoft
11 164 (14.40%) T-SQL
12 163 (14.31%) Business Intelligence
13 158 (13.87%) ETL
14 153 (13.43%) JavaScript
15 140 (12.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 134 (11.76%) Unix
16 134 (11.76%) TDD
17 131 (11.50%) Linux
17 131 (11.50%) HTML
18 125 (10.97%) Scrum
19 121 (10.62%) Windows
20 120 (10.54%) Python
21 118 (10.36%) Data Modelling
22 116 (10.18%) Web Services
23 113 (9.92%) XML
24 111 (9.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
25 105 (9.22%) Degree
26 96 (8.43%) Analytical Skills
27 93 (8.17%) MS Excel
28 90 (7.90%) Big Data

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 37 (3.25%) Apache Spark
2 34 (2.99%) SharePoint
3 29 (2.55%) IIS
3 29 (2.55%) SAS
4 28 (2.46%) WebSphere
5 21 (1.84%) Tomcat
6 20 (1.76%) Elasticsearch
7 16 (1.40%) Confluence
8 15 (1.32%) BizTalk Server
9 14 (1.23%) Apache
10 8 (0.70%) Apache Pig
10 8 (0.70%) Oracle Coherence
11 7 (0.61%) JBoss
11 7 (0.61%) Mule
11 7 (0.61%) WebLogic
12 6 (0.53%) MS Exchange
13 5 (0.44%) Apache Solr
14 4 (0.35%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 4 (0.35%) CMS
14 4 (0.35%) MQSeries
Applications
1 93 (8.17%) MS Excel
2 29 (2.55%) MS Office
3 19 (1.67%) MS PowerPoint
4 8 (0.70%) Spreadsheet
4 8 (0.70%) SPSS
5 4 (0.35%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.18%) MS Project
7 1 (0.088%) HipChat
7 1 (0.088%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.088%) Weka
Business Applications
1 19 (1.67%) Dynamics CRM
2 18 (1.58%) Markit EDM
3 11 (0.97%) Unit4 Business World
4 9 (0.79%) Oracle EBS
5 7 (0.61%) Minerva
5 7 (0.61%) Oracle Payables
6 6 (0.53%) Dynamics AX
7 5 (0.44%) SimCorp Dimension
8 4 (0.35%) Eagle PACE
8 4 (0.35%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
8 4 (0.35%) Sentinel
9 3 (0.26%) Dynamics NAV
10 2 (0.18%) Cognos Business Intelligence
10 2 (0.18%) Global One
10 2 (0.18%) Oracle Receivables
10 2 (0.18%) Sophis RISQUE
10 2 (0.18%) Summit
10 2 (0.18%) Temenos T24
10 2 (0.18%) Tesseract
10 2 (0.18%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 67 (5.88%) Microsoft Azure
2 40 (3.51%) Amazon AWS
3 18 (1.58%) TestFlight
4 13 (1.14%) GitHub
5 11 (0.97%) Cloud Computing
6 9 (0.79%) Google Analytics
7 7 (0.61%) SaaS
8 5 (0.44%) Google Cloud Platform
9 4 (0.35%) IaaS
10 3 (0.26%) Adobe Analytics
10 3 (0.26%) Amazon Kinesis
10 3 (0.26%) Office 365
11 2 (0.18%) Amazon EC2
11 2 (0.18%) AWS CloudFormation
11 2 (0.18%) Azure Active Directory
11 2 (0.18%) PaaS
12 1 (0.088%) Amazon S3
12 1 (0.088%) Boomi
12 1 (0.088%) Force.com
12 1 (0.088%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 31 (2.72%) HTTP
2 19 (1.67%) Firewall
3 17 (1.49%) LDAP
4 16 (1.40%) Network Security
4 16 (1.40%) TCP/IP
5 14 (1.23%) FTP
5 14 (1.23%) Internet
6 11 (0.97%) DNS
7 9 (0.79%) Kerberos
8 8 (0.70%) LAN
9 7 (0.61%) WAN
10 6 (0.53%) Intranet
10 6 (0.53%) Intrusion Detection
11 5 (0.44%) Skype
11 5 (0.44%) SSL
12 4 (0.35%) SNMP
12 4 (0.35%) Unified Communications
13 3 (0.26%) H.323
13 3 (0.26%) SAN
13 3 (0.26%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 338 (29.68%) SQL Server
2 167 (14.66%) Data Warehouse
3 140 (12.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 111 (9.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 90 (7.90%) Big Data
6 89 (7.81%) Relational Database
7 84 (7.37%) Hadoop
8 74 (6.50%) NoSQL
9 64 (5.62%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 62 (5.44%) Oracle Database
11 61 (5.36%) SQL Server 2008
12 52 (4.57%) SQL Server 2012
13 39 (3.42%) MongoDB
14 38 (3.34%) MySQL
15 29 (2.55%) RDBMS
16 28 (2.46%) Apache Hive
17 27 (2.37%) DB2
18 26 (2.28%) Azure SQL Database
18 26 (2.28%) SQL Server 2014
19 25 (2.19%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 83 (7.29%) Git (software)
2 73 (6.41%) JIRA
3 44 (3.86%) Jenkins
4 36 (3.16%) Maven
5 34 (2.99%) Subversion
5 34 (2.99%) Team Foundation Server
6 33 (2.90%) Selenium
7 26 (2.28%) JUnit
8 24 (2.11%) MSTest
9 22 (1.93%) NUnit
10 18 (1.58%) WebDriver
11 17 (1.49%) TeamCity
12 16 (1.40%) Cucumber
13 15 (1.32%) Visual Studio
14 13 (1.14%) MSBuild
15 12 (1.05%) Eclipse
15 12 (1.05%) Gradle
16 10 (0.88%) SpecFlow
17 9 (0.79%) ERwin
18 8 (0.70%) Mockito
General
1 397 (34.86%) Finance
2 237 (20.81%) Banking
3 82 (7.20%) Front Office
4 72 (6.32%) Investment Banking
4 72 (6.32%) Marketing
5 52 (4.57%) Financial Institution
6 42 (3.69%) Retail
7 38 (3.34%) Legal
8 37 (3.25%) Back Office
9 10 (0.88%) Advertising
9 10 (0.88%) Telecoms
10 9 (0.79%) Games
11 8 (0.70%) Law
12 5 (0.44%) Retail Banking
13 4 (0.35%) Billing
13 4 (0.35%) Spanish Language
14 3 (0.26%) French Language
14 3 (0.26%) General Ledger
14 3 (0.26%) International Banking
14 3 (0.26%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 506 (44.42%) Developer
2 281 (24.67%) Analyst
3 117 (10.27%) SQL Developer
4 91 (7.99%) Senior Developer
5 86 (7.55%) Java Developer
6 77 (6.76%) C# Developer
7 69 (6.06%) Data Analyst
8 68 (5.97%) .NET Developer
9 67 (5.88%) Architect
10 64 (5.62%) Business Analyst
11 57 (5.00%) Support Analyst
12 55 (4.83%) SQL Analyst
13 53 (4.65%) Applications Support
14 39 (3.42%) C# .NET Developer
15 38 (3.34%) Consultant
16 32 (2.81%) Angular Developer
16 32 (2.81%) Business Intelligence Developer
17 31 (2.72%) Administrator
18 29 (2.55%) Applications Support Analyst
19 28 (2.46%) Senior SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 198 (17.38%) .NET
2 131 (11.50%) HTML
3 116 (10.18%) Web Services
4 113 (9.92%) XML
5 88 (7.73%) AngularJS
6 81 (7.11%) CSS
7 74 (6.50%) REST
8 72 (6.32%) ASP.NET
9 65 (5.71%) jQuery
10 62 (5.44%) SOAP
11 51 (4.48%) HTML5
12 48 (4.21%) Spring
13 46 (4.04%) JSON
14 42 (3.69%) .NET Framework
14 42 (3.69%) WCF
15 39 (3.42%) RESTful
16 35 (3.07%) ASP.NET MVC
17 34 (2.99%) Node.js
18 31 (2.72%) ASP.NET Web API
19 30 (2.63%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 96 (8.43%) Analytical Skills
2 54 (4.74%) Computer Science
3 52 (4.57%) Equities
4 48 (4.21%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 47 (4.13%) Fixed Income
6 46 (4.04%) Mathematics
7 42 (3.69%) Management Information System
8 41 (3.60%) Statistics
9 39 (3.42%) Derivative
10 28 (2.46%) Data Integration
11 26 (2.28%) Credit Risk
12 25 (2.19%) User Experience
12 25 (2.19%) Visualisation
13 24 (2.11%) Mobile App
14 22 (1.93%) Data Structures
15 21 (1.84%) Market Risk
16 20 (1.76%) Algorithms
16 20 (1.76%) Data Centre
17 18 (1.58%) Fintech
17 18 (1.58%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 134 (11.76%) Unix
2 131 (11.50%) Linux
3 121 (10.62%) Windows
4 28 (2.46%) Windows Server
5 22 (1.93%) Apple iOS
6 17 (1.49%) Windows Server 2008
7 14 (1.23%) Windows Server 2012
8 13 (1.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 11 (0.97%) Solaris
10 5 (0.44%) Windows Server 2003
11 4 (0.35%) AIX
11 4 (0.35%) Windows 7
12 3 (0.26%) Ubuntu
13 2 (0.18%) Android
13 2 (0.18%) Windows 2000
13 2 (0.18%) Windows 8
13 2 (0.18%) Windows Vista
13 2 (0.18%) Windows XP
14 1 (0.088%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 367 (32.22%) Agile Software Development
2 163 (14.31%) Business Intelligence
3 158 (13.87%) ETL
4 134 (11.76%) TDD
5 125 (10.97%) Scrum
6 118 (10.36%) Data Modelling
7 89 (7.81%) MVC
8 80 (7.02%) Data Analysis
9 79 (6.94%) Analytics
10 76 (6.67%) SDLC
11 67 (5.88%) Continuous Integration
12 65 (5.71%) DevOps
12 65 (5.71%) Software Engineering
13 61 (5.36%) E-Commerce
14 60 (5.27%) BDD
14 60 (5.27%) Data Management
14 60 (5.27%) Migration
15 55 (4.83%) OO
16 54 (4.74%) Unit Testing
17 53 (4.65%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 215 (18.88%) Java
2 214 (18.79%) C#
3 164 (14.40%) T-SQL
4 153 (13.43%) JavaScript
5 120 (10.54%) Python
6 69 (6.06%) PL/SQL
7 53 (4.65%) Shell Script
8 51 (4.48%) VBA
9 47 (4.13%) R
10 39 (3.42%) C++
11 36 (3.16%) PowerShell
12 34 (2.99%) Scala
13 33 (2.90%) PHP
14 32 (2.81%) Perl
15 20 (1.76%) C
15 20 (1.76%) Objective-C
16 19 (1.67%) Ruby
16 19 (1.67%) VB
17 18 (1.58%) Apple Swift
18 17 (1.49%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 105 (9.22%) Degree
2 16 (1.40%) Security Cleared
3 13 (1.14%) CISSP
4 10 (0.88%) PMP
5 9 (0.79%) CISM
5 9 (0.79%) Microsoft Certification
6 7 (0.61%) DV Cleared
7 6 (0.53%) CNA
7 6 (0.53%) GCIA
7 6 (0.53%) GCIH
7 6 (0.53%) GIAC
7 6 (0.53%) ISEB
7 6 (0.53%) Network+ Certification
7 6 (0.53%) Novell Certification
7 6 (0.53%) Oracle Certification
7 6 (0.53%) PMI Certification
7 6 (0.53%) SANS
7 6 (0.53%) SC Cleared
8 5 (0.44%) IBM Certification
8 5 (0.44%) OCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 68 (5.97%) Data Quality
2 52 (4.57%) QA
3 22 (1.93%) Solvency II
4 12 (1.05%) PCI DSS
5 7 (0.61%) SEPA
6 5 (0.44%) ISO 9001
6 5 (0.44%) MiFID
7 3 (0.26%) Basel III
7 3 (0.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (0.18%) COBIT
8 2 (0.18%) FATCA
8 2 (0.18%) GPG for Computer-Based Electronic Evidence
8 2 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 2 (0.18%) SLA
8 2 (0.18%) WCAG
9 1 (0.088%) COSO
9 1 (0.088%) DICOM
9 1 (0.088%) GAAP
9 1 (0.088%) HL7
9 1 (0.088%) SDET
System Software
1 56 (4.92%) Active Directory
2 19 (1.67%) HDFS
3 14 (1.23%) Docker
4 13 (1.14%) VMware Infrastructure
5 11 (0.97%) Oracle RAC
6 7 (0.61%) Hyper-V
7 5 (0.44%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 5 (0.44%) NFS
8 4 (0.35%) KVM
8 4 (0.35%) Virtual Servers
8 4 (0.35%) vSphere
8 4 (0.35%) Xen
9 3 (0.26%) Virtual Machines
10 2 (0.18%) Samba
10 2 (0.18%) SRDF
11 1 (0.088%) Ceph
11 1 (0.088%) Gluster
11 1 (0.088%) iptables
11 1 (0.088%) Terminal Services
11 1 (0.088%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 24 (2.11%) Control-M
2 17 (1.49%) Puppet
3 15 (1.32%) Ansible
4 12 (1.05%) HP Quality Center
5 10 (0.88%) Opscode Chef
6 9 (0.79%) SCCM
7 7 (0.61%) SCOM
8 6 (0.53%) Host Intrusion Detection System
9 5 (0.44%) Microsoft Clustering
10 4 (0.35%) Grafana
10 4 (0.35%) Nagios
11 3 (0.26%) Data Guard
11 3 (0.26%) Graphite
11 3 (0.26%) Hadoop YARN
11 3 (0.26%) Oracle RMAN
11 3 (0.26%) vRealize
12 2 (0.18%) EnCase
12 2 (0.18%) ITRS Geneos
12 2 (0.18%) Oozie
12 2 (0.18%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 216 (18.96%) Oracle
2 165 (14.49%) Microsoft
3 43 (3.78%) Sybase
4 42 (3.69%) Teradata
5 40 (3.51%) Tableau
6 33 (2.90%) Google
7 25 (2.19%) VMware
8 24 (2.11%) IBM
8 24 (2.11%) Netezza
9 23 (2.02%) SAP
10 19 (1.67%) Salesforce.com
11 18 (1.58%) HP
12 16 (1.40%) Cisco
13 14 (1.23%) Informatica
14 13 (1.14%) Atlassian
15 12 (1.05%) Murex
16 11 (0.97%) WorldPay
17 10 (0.88%) Citrix
17 10 (0.88%) Cognos
17 10 (0.88%) MicroStrategy
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