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 1 July 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
1 Jul 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 1041 1011 1175
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 17.83% 17.25% 16.95%
As % of the Programming Languages category 41.42% 40.96% 39.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 858 762 871
Average daily rate
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£459 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.94% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £317 £300 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £601 £599 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £333 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.25% +2.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 18
Average hourly rate £30.17 £25.00 £29.04
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.69% -13.91%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.07 £13.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.27 £54.88 £51.09
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £30.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-20.83% +9.09%
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
2513 2468 3004
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 43.04% 42.11% 43.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 2072 1925 2293
Average daily rate £471 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.72% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £324 £305 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 11 33
Average hourly rate £24.23 £27.50 £41.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.89% -33.73%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.72 £14.00 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.00 £31.99 £59.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.50 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +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 1 July 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 1 July 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 1 July 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.

1 695 (34.12%) Finance
2 633 (31.08%) SQL Server
3 505 (24.79%) Banking
4 449 (22.04%) Oracle
5 392 (19.24%) .NET
6 378 (18.56%) Java
7 377 (18.51%) C#
8 364 (17.87%) Agile Software Development
9 344 (16.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 338 (16.59%) Data Warehouse
11 327 (16.05%) Business Intelligence
12 325 (15.95%) Microsoft
13 284 (13.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 275 (13.50%) T-SQL
15 253 (12.42%) ETL
16 249 (12.22%) Windows
17 244 (11.98%) JavaScript
18 234 (11.49%) MS Excel
19 232 (11.39%) Investment Banking
20 214 (10.51%) Linux
21 213 (10.46%) UNIX
21 213 (10.46%) Analytical Skills
22 207 (10.16%) Front Office
23 193 (9.47%) HTML
24 182 (8.93%) SQL Server Analysis Services
25 178 (8.74%) VBA
25 178 (8.74%) XML
26 175 (8.59%) PL/SQL
27 173 (8.49%) Data Modelling
28 159 (7.81%) SQL Server 2008

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

For the 6 months to 1 July 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
1 111 (5.45%) SharePoint
2 62 (3.04%) IIS
3 51 (2.50%) SAS
4 38 (1.87%) Tomcat
5 33 (1.62%) Apache
6 25 (1.23%) WebSphere
7 21 (1.03%) MS Exchange
8 18 (0.88%) JBoss
8 18 (0.88%) CMS
8 18 (0.88%) Lync
9 16 (0.79%) SharePoint 2010
9 16 (0.79%) Node.js
10 15 (0.74%) WebLogic
11 14 (0.69%) Oracle Workflow
12 12 (0.59%) Oracle Coherence
13 11 (0.54%) SharePoint 2013
14 9 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2010
15 8 (0.39%) BizTalk Server
16 7 (0.34%) Oracle HTTP Server
16 7 (0.34%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 234 (11.49%) MS Excel
2 54 (2.65%) MS Office
3 33 (1.62%) MS PowerPoint
4 30 (1.47%) MS Visio
5 27 (1.33%) PowerPivot
6 18 (0.88%) MS Project
7 11 (0.54%) Spreadsheet
8 8 (0.39%) SPSS
9 4 (0.20%) Maya
10 3 (0.15%) Photoshop
10 3 (0.15%) InfoPath
10 3 (0.15%) HipChat
11 2 (0.098%) LaTeX
11 2 (0.098%) Maple
11 2 (0.098%) Mathematica
11 2 (0.098%) Adobe Illustrator
12 1 (0.049%) Weka
12 1 (0.049%) ProjectWise
12 1 (0.049%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 55 (2.70%) Dynamics CRM
2 45 (2.21%) Markit EDM
3 20 (0.98%) Oracle General Ledger
4 19 (0.93%) Oracle EBS
5 14 (0.69%) Hyperion Planning
6 13 (0.64%) thinkFolio
7 12 (0.59%) Oracle EBS R12
8 11 (0.54%) Cognos Business Intelligence
9 10 (0.49%) Oracle Payables
10 9 (0.44%) Dynamics AX
10 9 (0.44%) Cognos TM1
11 7 (0.34%) RMDS
11 7 (0.34%) Oracle Applications
11 7 (0.34%) Oracle FAH
12 6 (0.29%) Oracle BPM
12 6 (0.29%) Oracle Financials
13 5 (0.25%) Agresso
13 5 (0.25%) Global One
13 5 (0.25%) HFM
13 5 (0.25%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 29 (1.42%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (0.79%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (0.54%) Office 365
4 9 (0.44%) Yammer
4 9 (0.44%) SaaS
5 8 (0.39%) Google Analytics
6 6 (0.29%) GitHub
7 5 (0.25%) Adobe Analytics
8 4 (0.20%) Amazon EC2
9 3 (0.15%) IaaS
10 2 (0.098%) Amazon S3
10 2 (0.098%) Cloud Computing
10 2 (0.098%) IBM Blueworks
11 1 (0.049%) Amazon Kinesis
11 1 (0.049%) Force.com
11 1 (0.049%) Rackspace Cloud
11 1 (0.049%) Google Apps
11 1 (0.049%) Amazon SQS
11 1 (0.049%) Lucidchart
11 1 (0.049%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 33 (1.62%) SAN
2 26 (1.28%) Firewall
3 24 (1.18%) HTTP
4 23 (1.13%) DNS
5 19 (0.93%) DHCP
5 19 (0.93%) WAN
6 18 (0.88%) LAN
6 18 (0.88%) TCP/IP
6 18 (0.88%) NAS
7 12 (0.59%) Internet
8 10 (0.49%) Multicast
9 9 (0.44%) VPN
10 8 (0.39%) FTP
10 8 (0.39%) SSL
10 8 (0.39%) Intranet
10 8 (0.39%) iSCSI
11 7 (0.34%) VLAN
11 7 (0.34%) FCoE
11 7 (0.34%) Fibre Channel
12 6 (0.29%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 633 (31.08%) SQL Server
2 344 (16.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 338 (16.59%) Data Warehouse
4 284 (13.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 182 (8.93%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 159 (7.81%) SQL Server 2008
7 153 (7.51%) Relational Database
8 104 (5.11%) SQL Server 2012
9 92 (4.52%) Oracle Database
10 87 (4.27%) QlikView
11 71 (3.49%) RDBMS
12 70 (3.44%) OLAP
13 67 (3.29%) MySQL
14 56 (2.75%) Big Data
15 51 (2.50%) Oracle Database 11g
16 48 (2.36%) Oracle Reports
17 47 (2.31%) Hadoop
18 45 (2.21%) Data Mining
19 41 (2.01%) SQL Server 2005
20 36 (1.77%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 56 (2.75%) JIRA
1 56 (2.75%) Team Foundation Server
2 55 (2.70%) Visual Studio
3 52 (2.55%) Subversion
4 49 (2.41%) Git (software)
5 45 (2.21%) Jenkins
6 41 (2.01%) Selenium
7 38 (1.87%) Maven
8 28 (1.37%) TeamCity
9 19 (0.93%) Ant
10 16 (0.79%) JUnit
10 16 (0.79%) Cucumber
11 15 (0.74%) Oracle Forms
11 15 (0.74%) HP UFT
11 15 (0.74%) ERwin
12 13 (0.64%) Eclipse
13 12 (0.59%) SoapUI
14 11 (0.54%) Gradle
14 11 (0.54%) Mercurial
14 11 (0.54%) JMeter
General
1 695 (34.12%) Finance
2 505 (24.79%) Banking
3 232 (11.39%) Investment Banking
4 207 (10.16%) Front Office
5 60 (2.95%) Retail
6 47 (2.31%) Telecoms
7 45 (2.21%) Marketing
8 38 (1.87%) Advertising
9 34 (1.67%) Back Office
10 31 (1.52%) Legal
11 24 (1.18%) Financial Institution
12 23 (1.13%) General Ledger
13 17 (0.83%) Games
14 15 (0.74%) Law
15 13 (0.64%) Retail Banking
16 12 (0.59%) Publishing
17 9 (0.44%) Corporate Banking
18 8 (0.39%) Manufacturing
19 5 (0.25%) French Language
20 3 (0.15%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 924 (45.36%) Developer
2 549 (26.95%) Analyst
3 176 (8.64%) SQL Developer
4 151 (7.41%) Business Analyst
5 149 (7.31%) Senior Developer
6 124 (6.09%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 121 (5.94%) C# Developer
8 112 (5.50%) Data Analyst
9 106 (5.20%) Java Developer
10 93 (4.57%) Consultant
11 92 (4.52%) Architect
12 79 (3.88%) DBA
13 73 (3.58%) Test Analyst
14 67 (3.29%) Support Analyst
14 67 (3.29%) .NET Developer
15 61 (2.99%) SQL DBA
16 58 (2.85%) Applications Support
17 49 (2.41%) Programmer
18 48 (2.36%) Senior Analyst
19 47 (2.31%) Oracle Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 392 (19.24%) .NET
2 193 (9.47%) HTML
3 178 (8.74%) XML
4 122 (5.99%) CSS
5 118 (5.79%) ASP.NET
6 112 (5.50%) Web Services
7 103 (5.06%) WCF
8 80 (3.93%) jQuery
9 69 (3.39%) WPF
10 68 (3.34%) Spring
11 61 (2.99%) .NET Framework
12 55 (2.70%) HTML5
13 51 (2.50%) AngularJS
13 51 (2.50%) MDX
14 47 (2.31%) RESTful
15 46 (2.26%) SOAP
16 38 (1.87%) J2EE
17 37 (1.82%) Hibernate
18 36 (1.77%) ASP.NET MVC
19 35 (1.72%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 213 (10.46%) Analytical Skills
2 119 (5.84%) Derivative
3 102 (5.01%) Fixed Income
4 88 (4.32%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 81 (3.98%) Equities
6 65 (3.19%) NHS
7 63 (3.09%) Computer Science
8 54 (2.65%) Credit Risk
9 45 (2.21%) Mathematics
10 44 (2.16%) Visualisation
11 43 (2.11%) Data Integration
12 35 (1.72%) Replication
13 32 (1.57%) Statistics
14 31 (1.52%) Management Information System
15 30 (1.47%) Market Risk
16 29 (1.42%) Clustering
17 25 (1.23%) Hedge funds
17 25 (1.23%) Data Centre
18 23 (1.13%) Data Extraction
19 22 (1.08%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 249 (12.22%) Windows
2 214 (10.51%) Linux
3 213 (10.46%) UNIX
4 56 (2.75%) Windows Server 2008
5 40 (1.96%) Windows Server 2003
6 35 (1.72%) Windows Server 2012
7 24 (1.18%) Solaris
8 20 (0.98%) Windows 7
9 18 (0.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 18 (0.88%) AIX
10 7 (0.34%) Windows XP
11 5 (0.25%) Windows 8
12 4 (0.20%) Apple iOS
12 4 (0.20%) Android
12 4 (0.20%) Ubuntu
13 3 (0.15%) VMS
13 3 (0.15%) CentOS
13 3 (0.15%) Oracle Linux
14 2 (0.098%) Mac OS X
14 2 (0.098%) Mac OS X Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 364 (17.87%) Agile Software Development
2 327 (16.05%) Business Intelligence
3 253 (12.42%) ETL
4 173 (8.49%) Data Modelling
5 152 (7.46%) TDD
6 145 (7.12%) Migration
7 129 (6.33%) Analytics
8 125 (6.14%) Data Analysis
9 124 (6.09%) OO
10 123 (6.04%) SDLC
11 115 (5.65%) Multithreading
12 98 (4.81%) CRM
13 91 (4.47%) Business Analysis
14 89 (4.37%) Project Management
14 89 (4.37%) Scrum
15 87 (4.27%) Performance Tuning
16 83 (4.07%) MVC
17 79 (3.88%) Risk Management
17 79 (3.88%) ITIL
18 78 (3.83%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 378 (18.56%) Java
2 377 (18.51%) C#
3 275 (13.50%) T-SQL
4 244 (11.98%) JavaScript
5 178 (8.74%) VBA
6 175 (8.59%) PL/SQL
7 87 (4.27%) C++
8 84 (4.12%) Python
9 73 (3.58%) Shell Script
10 67 (3.29%) Perl
11 47 (2.31%) VB
12 46 (2.26%) PowerShell
13 45 (2.21%) C
14 42 (2.06%) PHP
15 36 (1.77%) VB.NET
16 35 (1.72%) Ruby
17 26 (1.28%) Scala
18 25 (1.23%) VBScript
19 20 (0.98%) Bash Shell
20 18 (0.88%) R
Qualifications
1 116 (5.69%) Degree
2 38 (1.87%) Security Cleared
3 26 (1.28%) SC Cleared
3 26 (1.28%) ISTQB
4 20 (0.98%) ISEB
5 15 (0.74%) Microsoft Certification
6 10 (0.49%) MCSE
7 6 (0.29%) MCITP
7 6 (0.29%) ITIL Certification
7 6 (0.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 5 (0.25%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 5 (0.25%) ACCA
8 5 (0.25%) CIMA
8 5 (0.25%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 5 (0.25%) OCP
8 5 (0.25%) Oracle Certification
8 5 (0.25%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 4 (0.20%) MCSA
9 4 (0.20%) PMI Certification
9 4 (0.20%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 81 (3.98%) QA
2 39 (1.91%) Data Quality
3 31 (1.52%) Solvency II
4 12 (0.59%) SLA
5 9 (0.44%) GAAP
5 9 (0.44%) Dodd-Frank
6 8 (0.39%) ISO 9001
7 5 (0.25%) EMIR
7 5 (0.25%) Basel III
8 4 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 4 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 4 (0.20%) MiFID
9 2 (0.098%) PCI DSS
9 2 (0.098%) COREP
9 2 (0.098%) FINREP
9 2 (0.098%) AIFMD
10 1 (0.049%) HL7
10 1 (0.049%) DICOM
10 1 (0.049%) Basel II
10 1 (0.049%) GCP
System Software
1 55 (2.70%) Active Directory
2 51 (2.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 26 (1.28%) Oracle RAC
4 18 (0.88%) Hyper-V
4 18 (0.88%) vSphere
5 10 (0.49%) Xen
6 9 (0.44%) NFS
7 8 (0.39%) SRDF
7 8 (0.39%) VMware ESXi
8 7 (0.34%) Apache Flume
8 7 (0.34%) KVM
8 7 (0.34%) HDFS
8 7 (0.34%) XenApp
9 6 (0.29%) VMware ESX
10 5 (0.25%) Microsoft App-V
11 4 (0.20%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 4 (0.20%) Oracle Clusterware
12 3 (0.15%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 3 (0.15%) ISA Server
12 3 (0.15%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 21 (1.03%) HP Quality Center
2 18 (0.88%) Data Guard
3 17 (0.83%) Puppet
4 15 (0.74%) Control-M
5 14 (0.69%) SCOM
6 13 (0.64%) Oracle RMAN
7 12 (0.59%) SCCM
8 8 (0.39%) Oozie
8 8 (0.39%) Opscode Chef
9 7 (0.34%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 6 (0.29%) ITRS Geneos
11 5 (0.25%) Cisco UCCE
11 5 (0.25%) Ansible
11 5 (0.25%) Cisco Prime
11 5 (0.25%) Cisco IPCC
11 5 (0.25%) Netcool
11 5 (0.25%) BladeLogic
12 4 (0.20%) Oracle EDQ
12 4 (0.20%) Jitterbit
13 3 (0.15%) WSUS
Vendors
1 449 (22.04%) Oracle
2 325 (15.95%) Microsoft
3 80 (3.93%) Sybase
4 74 (3.63%) VMware
5 66 (3.24%) Business Objects
6 65 (3.19%) Tableau
7 55 (2.70%) IBM
8 46 (2.26%) HP
9 45 (2.21%) Cognos
10 44 (2.16%) Informatica
11 34 (1.67%) Cisco
12 29 (1.42%) SAP
12 29 (1.42%) Citrix
12 29 (1.42%) TIBCO
13 27 (1.33%) Teradata
14 22 (1.08%) Salesforce.com
14 22 (1.08%) Charles River
15 21 (1.03%) Red Hat
15 21 (1.03%) Sun
15 21 (1.03%) DevExpress
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