The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Programming Languages category for the City of London region.

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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Structured Query Language (SQL)
Rank 5 5 5
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Contract jobs citing SQL 990 1210 1278
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 17.17% 17.09% 16.41%
As % of the Programming Languages category 40.71% 38.93% 42.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 761 905 1004
Average daily rate
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£450 £450 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £305 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 15 8
Average hourly rate £25.00 £41.50 £42.78
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-39.75% -2.98%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £22.50 £26.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.88 £51.18 £48.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £26.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-5.66% +6.00%
Programming Languages Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
2432 3108 3038
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 42.17% 43.89% 39.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 1890 2389 2356
Average daily rate £451 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.11% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 29 21
Average hourly rate £38.49 £42.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.42% +13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.88 £22.50 £24.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £104.61 £52.50 £48.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
SQL
London

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 31 July 2014.

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 31 July 2014.

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 31 July 2014, 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.

1 630 (30.00%) Finance
2 612 (29.14%) SQL Server
3 541 (25.76%) Banking
4 537 (25.57%) Oracle
5 380 (18.10%) Java
6 360 (17.14%) .NET
7 359 (17.10%) C#
8 315 (15.00%) Microsoft
9 285 (13.57%) Business Intelligence
10 268 (12.76%) Investment Banking
11 258 (12.29%) ETL
12 256 (12.19%) T-SQL
13 255 (12.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 249 (11.86%) Windows
14 249 (11.86%) Data Warehouse
15 238 (11.33%) Linux
16 229 (10.90%) UNIX
17 218 (10.38%) MS Excel
18 214 (10.19%) PL/SQL
19 213 (10.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
20 191 (9.10%) Front Office
21 179 (8.52%) JavaScript
22 178 (8.48%) HTML
23 177 (8.43%) TDD
24 176 (8.38%) XML
25 175 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
26 165 (7.86%) SQL Server 2008
26 165 (7.86%) Relational Database
27 164 (7.81%) Degree
28 158 (7.52%) Data Analysis

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

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, 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 80 (3.81%) SharePoint
2 74 (3.52%) SAS
3 54 (2.57%) WebSphere
4 48 (2.29%) Apache
5 45 (2.14%) IIS
6 42 (2.00%) WebLogic
7 35 (1.67%) Tomcat
8 25 (1.19%) MS Exchange
8 25 (1.19%) Oracle Coherence
8 25 (1.19%) SharePoint 2010
9 22 (1.05%) Node.js
9 22 (1.05%) BizTalk Server
10 20 (0.95%) Oracle Workflow
11 17 (0.81%) CMS
12 15 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2010
13 12 (0.57%) Oracle Service Bus
14 11 (0.52%) Apache Pig
15 10 (0.48%) SharePoint 2013
15 10 (0.48%) Confluence
15 10 (0.48%) MQSeries
Applications
1 218 (10.38%) MS Excel
2 55 (2.62%) MS Office
3 23 (1.10%) MS Visio
4 19 (0.90%) MS PowerPoint
5 14 (0.67%) Spreadsheet
6 11 (0.52%) SPSS
6 11 (0.52%) PowerPivot
7 9 (0.43%) MS Project
8 5 (0.24%) Adobe Illustrator
9 3 (0.14%) InfoPath
10 2 (0.095%) FastStats
10 2 (0.095%) Photoshop
10 2 (0.095%) Stata
10 2 (0.095%) Gephi
11 1 (0.048%) Mathematica
11 1 (0.048%) S-PLUS
11 1 (0.048%) GIMP
11 1 (0.048%) Final Cut Pro
11 1 (0.048%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 39 (1.86%) Markit EDM
2 27 (1.29%) Dynamics CRM
3 25 (1.19%) Oracle EBS
4 22 (1.05%) Oracle EBS R12
5 15 (0.71%) Agresso
6 14 (0.67%) RMDS
6 14 (0.67%) Oracle General Ledger
6 14 (0.67%) Oracle Payables
7 13 (0.62%) Oracle Applications
8 12 (0.57%) Oracle Financials
9 11 (0.52%) IntelliMatch
10 10 (0.48%) Oracle Receivables
10 10 (0.48%) Oracle Assets
10 10 (0.48%) Google Analytics
11 9 (0.43%) Cognos Business Intelligence
11 9 (0.43%) Dynamics AX
11 9 (0.43%) Global One
11 9 (0.43%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
11 9 (0.43%) Magento
12 8 (0.38%) Oracle CRM
Cloud Services
1 16 (0.76%) Microsoft Azure
2 15 (0.71%) Amazon EC2
3 12 (0.57%) Cloud Computing
3 12 (0.57%) SaaS
4 10 (0.48%) PaaS
5 4 (0.19%) GitHub
6 3 (0.14%) SuccessFactors
6 3 (0.14%) Amazon AWS
7 2 (0.095%) Force.com
7 2 (0.095%) Heroku
8 1 (0.048%) CloudFront
8 1 (0.048%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 44 (2.10%) SAN
2 42 (2.00%) HTTP
3 34 (1.62%) Firewall
4 33 (1.57%) Internet
5 30 (1.43%) TCP/IP
6 27 (1.29%) WAN
7 20 (0.95%) DNS
8 19 (0.90%) LAN
9 16 (0.76%) LDAP
9 16 (0.76%) Multicast
10 14 (0.67%) NAS
11 12 (0.57%) DHCP
12 10 (0.48%) Intranet
13 9 (0.43%) SSL
13 9 (0.43%) VPN
13 9 (0.43%) NetScaler
14 8 (0.38%) FCoE
14 8 (0.38%) Fibre Channel
15 7 (0.33%) Cisco ASA
16 6 (0.29%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 612 (29.14%) SQL Server
2 255 (12.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 249 (11.86%) Data Warehouse
4 213 (10.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 165 (7.86%) SQL Server 2008
5 165 (7.86%) Relational Database
6 157 (7.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 156 (7.43%) Oracle Database
8 76 (3.62%) MySQL
9 75 (3.57%) Oracle Database 11g
10 65 (3.10%) QlikView
11 64 (3.05%) SQL Server 2005
12 62 (2.95%) RDBMS
13 54 (2.57%) Data Mining
14 50 (2.38%) MongoDB
15 46 (2.19%) Oracle Reports
16 44 (2.10%) MS Access
16 44 (2.10%) Big Data
17 43 (2.05%) SQL Server 2012
17 43 (2.05%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 73 (3.48%) Team Foundation Server
2 67 (3.19%) Selenium
3 66 (3.14%) JIRA
4 59 (2.81%) Maven
4 59 (2.81%) Visual Studio
5 58 (2.76%) Subversion
6 56 (2.67%) Git (software)
7 44 (2.10%) JUnit
8 41 (1.95%) TeamCity
9 35 (1.67%) Jenkins
10 33 (1.57%) Cucumber
11 29 (1.38%) Ant
12 28 (1.33%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 27 (1.29%) Oracle Forms
14 25 (1.19%) WebDriver
15 24 (1.14%) SoapUI
16 23 (1.10%) Toad
17 22 (1.05%) QuickTest Pro
17 22 (1.05%) NUnit
17 22 (1.05%) Mercurial
General
1 630 (30.00%) Finance
2 541 (25.76%) Banking
3 268 (12.76%) Investment Banking
4 191 (9.10%) Front Office
5 84 (4.00%) Retail
6 63 (3.00%) Back Office
7 52 (2.48%) Marketing
8 44 (2.10%) Legal
9 43 (2.05%) Advertising
10 35 (1.67%) Telecoms
11 30 (1.43%) Financial Institution
12 22 (1.05%) Retail Banking
13 18 (0.86%) Law
14 12 (0.57%) Games
15 8 (0.38%) Billing
15 8 (0.38%) Manufacturing
15 8 (0.38%) German Language
16 6 (0.29%) Pharmaceutical
17 5 (0.24%) Publishing
17 5 (0.24%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 905 (43.10%) Developer
2 593 (28.24%) Analyst
3 220 (10.48%) Business Analyst
4 160 (7.62%) SQL Developer
5 137 (6.52%) Java Developer
6 120 (5.71%) Data Analyst
7 110 (5.24%) C# Developer
8 105 (5.00%) Senior Developer
9 99 (4.71%) DBA
10 87 (4.14%) Support Analyst
11 86 (4.10%) Architect
12 83 (3.95%) .NET Developer
12 83 (3.95%) Business Intelligence Developer
13 74 (3.52%) Applications Support
14 63 (3.00%) Consultant
15 62 (2.95%) SQL DBA
16 48 (2.29%) Test Analyst
17 45 (2.14%) Administrator
18 43 (2.05%) Project Manager
19 41 (1.95%) Oracle Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 360 (17.14%) .NET
2 178 (8.48%) HTML
3 176 (8.38%) XML
4 157 (7.48%) Web Services
5 128 (6.10%) ASP.NET
6 120 (5.71%) CSS
7 107 (5.10%) Spring
8 91 (4.33%) jQuery
9 70 (3.33%) WCF
9 70 (3.33%) ASP.NET MVC
10 68 (3.24%) Hibernate
11 65 (3.10%) .NET Framework
12 62 (2.95%) J2EE
13 57 (2.71%) MDX
13 57 (2.71%) WPF
14 52 (2.48%) SOAP
15 48 (2.29%) Middleware
16 44 (2.10%) HTML5
17 36 (1.71%) Ajax
17 36 (1.71%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 130 (6.19%) Derivative
2 116 (5.52%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 115 (5.48%) Fixed Income
4 66 (3.14%) Computer Science
5 64 (3.05%) Equities
6 56 (2.67%) Market Risk
7 54 (2.57%) Credit Risk
8 51 (2.43%) Mathematics
9 49 (2.33%) NHS
10 48 (2.29%) Data Integration
11 44 (2.10%) Clustering
12 35 (1.67%) Replication
13 33 (1.57%) Management Information System
14 31 (1.48%) Open Source
15 30 (1.43%) Equity Derivative
16 29 (1.38%) Statistics
17 23 (1.10%) Hedge funds
18 22 (1.05%) Enterprise Software
19 20 (0.95%) Visualisation
20 18 (0.86%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 249 (11.86%) Windows
2 238 (11.33%) Linux
3 229 (10.90%) UNIX
4 65 (3.10%) Solaris
5 57 (2.71%) Windows Server 2008
6 46 (2.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 36 (1.71%) Windows Server 2003
8 21 (1.00%) Windows Server 2012
9 20 (0.95%) Windows 7
10 13 (0.62%) Apple iOS
11 9 (0.43%) Windows XP
12 7 (0.33%) AIX
12 7 (0.33%) Debian
13 5 (0.24%) Android
13 5 (0.24%) CentOS
14 4 (0.19%) Windows 2000
14 4 (0.19%) VMS
15 2 (0.095%) Ubuntu
15 2 (0.095%) MVS
15 2 (0.095%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 285 (13.57%) Business Intelligence
2 258 (12.29%) ETL
3 177 (8.43%) TDD
4 175 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
5 158 (7.52%) Data Analysis
6 153 (7.29%) Data Modelling
7 151 (7.19%) Analytics
8 150 (7.14%) Migration
9 134 (6.38%) OO
10 112 (5.33%) Performance Tuning
11 110 (5.24%) MVC
12 108 (5.14%) Continuous Integration
13 105 (5.00%) E-Commerce
14 103 (4.90%) Multithreading
15 100 (4.76%) Asset Management
16 96 (4.57%) Scrum
17 88 (4.19%) Business Analysis
18 84 (4.00%) Workflow
18 84 (4.00%) Project Management
19 79 (3.76%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 380 (18.10%) Java
2 359 (17.10%) C#
3 256 (12.19%) T-SQL
4 214 (10.19%) PL/SQL
5 179 (8.52%) JavaScript
6 123 (5.86%) VBA
7 95 (4.52%) Python
8 84 (4.00%) Shell Script
9 83 (3.95%) C++
10 82 (3.90%) Perl
11 51 (2.43%) VB
12 50 (2.38%) PHP
13 39 (1.86%) C
13 39 (1.86%) PowerShell
14 38 (1.81%) Ruby
15 34 (1.62%) Bash Shell
16 27 (1.29%) VB.NET
17 24 (1.14%) VBScript
18 19 (0.90%) R
19 17 (0.81%) Scala
Qualifications
1 164 (7.81%) Degree
2 45 (2.14%) Security Cleared
3 34 (1.62%) Microsoft Certification
4 25 (1.19%) SC Cleared
5 22 (1.05%) ISEB
6 20 (0.95%) MCITP
7 17 (0.81%) PhD
8 12 (0.57%) DV Cleared
9 11 (0.52%) MCSE
10 10 (0.48%) MBA
11 9 (0.43%) MCTS
12 6 (0.29%) CTC Cleared
13 5 (0.24%) ISTQB
14 3 (0.14%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 3 (0.14%) PMP
14 3 (0.14%) MCSA
14 3 (0.14%) MCDBA
14 3 (0.14%) MCP
14 3 (0.14%) Cisco Certification
14 3 (0.14%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 107 (5.10%) QA
2 40 (1.90%) Data Quality
3 22 (1.05%) Basel III
4 18 (0.86%) EMIR
5 17 (0.81%) Dodd-Frank
6 16 (0.76%) ISO 9001
7 15 (0.71%) SLA
8 9 (0.43%) CRD IV
9 8 (0.38%) Basel II
10 7 (0.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 5 (0.24%) Solvency II
12 4 (0.19%) FATCA
13 2 (0.095%) COREP
13 2 (0.095%) MiFID
14 1 (0.048%) HL7
14 1 (0.048%) FINREP
14 1 (0.048%) AIFMD
14 1 (0.048%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 53 (2.52%) Active Directory
2 40 (1.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 32 (1.52%) Oracle RAC
4 20 (0.95%) Hyper-V
5 17 (0.81%) Oracle RMAN
6 13 (0.62%) XenApp
7 11 (0.52%) VMware ESX
8 10 (0.48%) Xen
8 10 (0.48%) SRDF
8 10 (0.48%) vCloud
9 9 (0.43%) vSphere
9 9 (0.43%) VMware ESXi
9 9 (0.43%) XenDesktop
9 9 (0.43%) NFS
10 6 (0.29%) KVM
11 5 (0.24%) HDFS
11 5 (0.24%) Microsoft App-V
12 4 (0.19%) ISA Server
12 4 (0.19%) Veritas Volume Manager
12 4 (0.19%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 30 (1.43%) Control-M
2 25 (1.19%) HP Quality Center
3 23 (1.10%) Tivoli
4 21 (1.00%) Puppet
5 19 (0.90%) SCCM
6 17 (0.81%) Data Guard
7 16 (0.76%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 10 (0.48%) SCOM
9 8 (0.38%) BMC PATROL
9 8 (0.38%) Opscode Chef
10 7 (0.33%) ITRS Geneos
11 6 (0.29%) Nagios
12 3 (0.14%) CA SiteMinder
12 3 (0.14%) Tivoli Monitoring
12 3 (0.14%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 3 (0.14%) ServiceCenter
12 3 (0.14%) Salt
13 2 (0.095%) HAProxy
13 2 (0.095%) Oracle EDQ
13 2 (0.095%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 537 (25.57%) Oracle
2 315 (15.00%) Microsoft
3 119 (5.67%) Sybase
4 84 (4.00%) Business Objects
5 83 (3.95%) VMware
6 59 (2.81%) Cognos
7 47 (2.24%) Informatica
8 44 (2.10%) Cisco
9 43 (2.05%) Red Hat
10 41 (1.95%) IBM
10 41 (1.95%) Tableau
11 39 (1.86%) Citrix
11 39 (1.86%) TIBCO
12 31 (1.48%) HP
13 29 (1.38%) Teradata
14 25 (1.19%) EMC
15 23 (1.10%) NetApp
15 23 (1.10%) Charles River
16 21 (1.00%) SAP
17 19 (0.90%) Murex
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