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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Structured Query Language (SQL)
Rank 4 5 5
Rank change year-on-year
+1 0
Contract jobs citing SQL 985 1042 1059
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 19.18% 17.96% 18.52%
As % of the Programming Languages category 42.53% 41.20% 45.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 806 775 805
Average daily rate
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£450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £300 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £608 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 10
Average hourly rate £20.00 £73.75 £72.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-72.88% +1.72%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.20 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+10.29% -1.09%
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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
2316 2529 2335
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 45.09% 43.60% 40.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 1901 1897 1827
Average daily rate £475 £470 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.06% +4.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £313 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £650 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 12 33
Average hourly rate £27.37 £41.75 £45.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-34.44% -7.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.90 £27.50 £16.69
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.20 £147.50 £72.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -

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 27 February 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 27 February 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.

1 616 (30.99%) Finance
2 576 (28.97%) SQL Server
3 448 (22.54%) Banking
4 425 (21.38%) Oracle
5 395 (19.87%) C#
6 390 (19.62%) .NET
7 362 (18.21%) Java
8 358 (18.01%) Agile Software Development
9 348 (17.51%) Microsoft
10 314 (15.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 269 (13.53%) Business Intelligence
12 268 (13.48%) Data Warehouse
13 259 (13.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 252 (12.68%) Windows
15 251 (12.63%) T-SQL
16 233 (11.72%) UNIX
17 227 (11.42%) Investment Banking
18 207 (10.41%) Linux
19 206 (10.36%) JavaScript
20 205 (10.31%) MS Excel
21 191 (9.61%) ETL
21 191 (9.61%) Analytical Skills
22 189 (9.51%) Front Office
23 187 (9.41%) PL/SQL
24 184 (9.26%) HTML
25 183 (9.21%) Relational Database
26 172 (8.65%) Data Modelling
27 168 (8.45%) XML
27 168 (8.45%) SQL Server 2008
28 160 (8.05%) VBA

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

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 90 (4.53%) SharePoint
2 67 (3.37%) SAS
3 63 (3.17%) IIS
4 34 (1.71%) MS Exchange
4 34 (1.71%) Tomcat
5 29 (1.46%) Apache
6 19 (0.96%) Exchange Server 2010
7 18 (0.91%) SharePoint 2010
7 18 (0.91%) SharePoint 2013
7 18 (0.91%) WebSphere
8 17 (0.86%) CMS
9 16 (0.80%) JBoss
9 16 (0.80%) WebLogic
10 15 (0.75%) BizTalk Server
11 11 (0.55%) Lync
12 9 (0.45%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 8 (0.40%) Oracle Workflow
13 8 (0.40%) Oracle Coherence
14 7 (0.35%) SharePoint Server
14 7 (0.35%) Node.js
Applications
1 205 (10.31%) MS Excel
2 66 (3.32%) MS Office
3 26 (1.31%) MS PowerPoint
4 25 (1.26%) MS Project
5 24 (1.21%) MS Visio
6 20 (1.01%) PowerPivot
7 16 (0.80%) Spreadsheet
8 9 (0.45%) SPSS
9 3 (0.15%) InfoPath
10 2 (0.10%) Photoshop
10 2 (0.10%) Weka
11 1 (0.050%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 1 (0.050%) ProjectWise
11 1 (0.050%) Final Cut Pro
Business Applications
1 65 (3.27%) Markit EDM
2 41 (2.06%) Dynamics CRM
3 15 (0.75%) thinkFolio
4 11 (0.55%) Cognos TM1
4 11 (0.55%) Agresso
5 10 (0.50%) Dynamics AX
6 9 (0.45%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 8 (0.40%) RMDS
7 8 (0.40%) Google Analytics
8 7 (0.35%) IntelliMatch
8 7 (0.35%) Oracle EBS
9 4 (0.20%) SunGard GMI
9 4 (0.20%) SAP BPC
9 4 (0.20%) Oracle EBS R12
10 3 (0.15%) Oracle General Ledger
10 3 (0.15%) Algo Collateral
10 3 (0.15%) ION MarketView
10 3 (0.15%) Summit
10 3 (0.15%) LatentZero
10 3 (0.15%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 23 (1.16%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (0.40%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (0.40%) SaaS
3 6 (0.30%) Office 365
4 5 (0.25%) Yammer
5 4 (0.20%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (0.20%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (0.10%) Force.com
6 2 (0.10%) SoftLayer
6 2 (0.10%) IaaS
7 1 (0.050%) LucidChart
7 1 (0.050%) GitHub
7 1 (0.050%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.050%) PaaS
7 1 (0.050%) Rackspace Cloud
7 1 (0.050%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 29 (1.46%) Firewall
2 24 (1.21%) Internet
3 22 (1.11%) DNS
4 21 (1.06%) SAN
5 18 (0.91%) HTTP
6 17 (0.86%) TCP/IP
6 17 (0.86%) DHCP
7 13 (0.65%) WAN
8 11 (0.55%) Intranet
9 9 (0.45%) LAN
9 9 (0.45%) FTP
9 9 (0.45%) VLAN
10 8 (0.40%) VPN
10 8 (0.40%) SSL
11 7 (0.35%) Cisco ICM
11 7 (0.35%) LDAP
12 6 (0.30%) VoIP
12 6 (0.30%) Network Security
13 5 (0.25%) iSCSI
13 5 (0.25%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 576 (28.97%) SQL Server
2 314 (15.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 268 (13.48%) Data Warehouse
4 259 (13.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 183 (9.21%) Relational Database
6 168 (8.45%) SQL Server 2008
7 136 (6.84%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 110 (5.53%) Oracle Database
9 76 (3.82%) RDBMS
10 70 (3.52%) QlikView
11 66 (3.32%) SQL Server 2012
12 65 (3.27%) Big Data
13 64 (3.22%) SQL Server 2005
14 55 (2.77%) Hadoop
14 55 (2.77%) MySQL
15 51 (2.57%) Oracle Database 11g
16 47 (2.36%) OLAP
17 36 (1.81%) MongoDB
18 35 (1.76%) Oracle Reports
19 32 (1.61%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 74 (3.72%) Selenium
2 71 (3.57%) JIRA
3 66 (3.32%) Team Foundation Server
4 61 (3.07%) Visual Studio
5 44 (2.21%) Maven
6 43 (2.16%) Git (software)
7 39 (1.96%) Subversion
8 32 (1.61%) JUnit
9 31 (1.56%) QuickTest Pro
9 31 (1.56%) Cucumber
10 29 (1.46%) Jenkins
11 27 (1.36%) WebDriver
12 26 (1.31%) Toad
13 23 (1.16%) Eclipse
14 19 (0.96%) TeamCity
14 19 (0.96%) SpecFlow
15 17 (0.86%) Ant
15 17 (0.86%) JMeter
16 16 (0.80%) SoapUI
17 14 (0.70%) NUnit
General
1 616 (30.99%) Finance
2 448 (22.54%) Banking
3 227 (11.42%) Investment Banking
4 189 (9.51%) Front Office
5 55 (2.77%) Back Office
6 49 (2.46%) Telecoms
6 49 (2.46%) Retail
7 40 (2.01%) Advertising
8 38 (1.91%) Marketing
9 32 (1.61%) Legal
10 20 (1.01%) Financial Institution
11 13 (0.65%) Games
12 12 (0.60%) Law
13 10 (0.50%) Retail Banking
14 9 (0.45%) Publishing
15 7 (0.35%) Manufacturing
15 7 (0.35%) French Language
16 5 (0.25%) Corporate Banking
16 5 (0.25%) Billing
17 4 (0.20%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 838 (42.15%) Developer
2 567 (28.52%) Analyst
3 176 (8.85%) SQL Developer
4 140 (7.04%) Business Analyst
5 121 (6.09%) Senior Developer
6 120 (6.04%) Data Analyst
7 115 (5.78%) C# Developer
8 113 (5.68%) Java Developer
9 101 (5.08%) Support Analyst
10 97 (4.88%) Applications Support
11 96 (4.83%) DBA
12 84 (4.23%) Test Analyst
13 78 (3.92%) Business Intelligence Developer
14 77 (3.87%) Architect
15 74 (3.72%) Consultant
16 68 (3.42%) .NET Developer
17 61 (3.07%) SQL DBA
18 60 (3.02%) Senior Analyst
19 54 (2.72%) Applications Support Analyst
20 49 (2.46%) Oracle Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 390 (19.62%) .NET
2 184 (9.26%) HTML
3 168 (8.45%) XML
4 149 (7.49%) ASP.NET
5 115 (5.78%) Web Services
6 108 (5.43%) WCF
7 105 (5.28%) CSS
8 86 (4.33%) jQuery
9 77 (3.87%) Spring
10 67 (3.37%) WPF
11 64 (3.22%) .NET Framework
12 50 (2.52%) SOAP
13 45 (2.26%) MDX
14 44 (2.21%) REST
15 43 (2.16%) RESTful
16 42 (2.11%) ASP.NET MVC
16 42 (2.11%) HTML5
17 40 (2.01%) J2EE
18 36 (1.81%) Hibernate
19 33 (1.66%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 191 (9.61%) Analytical Skills
2 127 (6.39%) Derivative
3 114 (5.73%) Fixed Income
4 109 (5.48%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 88 (4.43%) Computer Science
6 76 (3.82%) NHS
7 69 (3.47%) Equities
8 56 (2.82%) Mathematics
9 40 (2.01%) Replication
10 38 (1.91%) Credit Risk
11 37 (1.86%) Visualisation
12 35 (1.76%) Data Integration
12 35 (1.76%) Management Information System
13 30 (1.51%) Market Risk
14 24 (1.21%) Clustering
15 23 (1.16%) Statistics
15 23 (1.16%) Open Source
16 22 (1.11%) Grid Computing
17 20 (1.01%) Client/Server
17 20 (1.01%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 252 (12.68%) Windows
2 233 (11.72%) UNIX
3 207 (10.41%) Linux
4 53 (2.67%) Windows Server 2008
5 42 (2.11%) Windows Server 2003
6 27 (1.36%) Solaris
6 27 (1.36%) Windows Server 2012
7 22 (1.11%) Windows 7
8 17 (0.86%) Apple iOS
8 17 (0.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 14 (0.70%) Android
9 14 (0.70%) AIX
10 11 (0.55%) Oracle Linux
11 10 (0.50%) Windows XP
12 6 (0.30%) Mac OS X
13 5 (0.25%) Windows Vista
13 5 (0.25%) CentOS
14 4 (0.20%) Windows 8
15 3 (0.15%) Mac OS X Server
15 3 (0.15%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 358 (18.01%) Agile Software Development
2 269 (13.53%) Business Intelligence
3 191 (9.61%) ETL
4 172 (8.65%) Data Modelling
5 147 (7.39%) TDD
6 143 (7.19%) Migration
7 128 (6.44%) Analytics
8 118 (5.94%) Data Analysis
9 115 (5.78%) OO
10 102 (5.13%) MVC
11 99 (4.98%) Multithreading
12 95 (4.78%) Scrum
13 92 (4.63%) CRM
14 90 (4.53%) Performance Tuning
15 88 (4.43%) Business Analysis
16 83 (4.18%) Project Management
17 74 (3.72%) User Acceptance Testing
18 72 (3.62%) Workflow
19 70 (3.52%) Change Management
20 66 (3.32%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 395 (19.87%) C#
2 362 (18.21%) Java
3 251 (12.63%) T-SQL
4 206 (10.36%) JavaScript
5 187 (9.41%) PL/SQL
6 160 (8.05%) VBA
7 94 (4.73%) C++
8 66 (3.32%) Perl
8 66 (3.32%) VB
9 65 (3.27%) Python
10 64 (3.22%) Shell Script
11 43 (2.16%) C
12 39 (1.96%) PowerShell
13 32 (1.61%) VBScript
14 30 (1.51%) PHP
15 26 (1.31%) VB.NET
15 26 (1.31%) Ruby
16 22 (1.11%) Scala
17 17 (0.86%) R
18 12 (0.60%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 138 (6.94%) Degree
2 39 (1.96%) Security Cleared
3 29 (1.46%) SC Cleared
4 28 (1.41%) ISTQB
4 28 (1.41%) ISEB
5 27 (1.36%) VCP4
6 25 (1.26%) Microsoft Certification
7 12 (0.60%) MCSE
7 12 (0.60%) Cisco Certification
8 11 (0.55%) MCITP
9 7 (0.35%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 6 (0.30%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 6 (0.30%) ITIL Certification
10 6 (0.30%) CCNA
11 5 (0.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 5 (0.25%) DV Cleared
12 4 (0.20%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 4 (0.20%) GIAC
12 4 (0.20%) CCNP
12 4 (0.20%) Siebel Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 89 (4.48%) QA
2 35 (1.76%) Data Quality
3 19 (0.96%) ISO 9001
4 10 (0.50%) Solvency II
5 9 (0.45%) GAAP
6 8 (0.40%) SLA
7 6 (0.30%) Dodd-Frank
8 5 (0.25%) Basel III
9 4 (0.20%) COREP
9 4 (0.20%) EMIR
10 2 (0.10%) AIFMD
10 2 (0.10%) COBIT
10 2 (0.10%) MiFID
10 2 (0.10%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 2 (0.10%) Basel II
11 1 (0.050%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 1 (0.050%) WCAG
11 1 (0.050%) WAI
11 1 (0.050%) HL7
11 1 (0.050%) DICOM
System Software
1 58 (2.92%) Active Directory
2 42 (2.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (0.70%) Oracle RAC
4 12 (0.60%) XenApp
5 10 (0.50%) vSphere
6 8 (0.40%) Hyper-V
6 8 (0.40%) Oracle RMAN
7 6 (0.30%) Microsoft App-V
7 6 (0.30%) VMware ESX
7 6 (0.30%) Xen
8 5 (0.25%) NFS
8 5 (0.25%) ISA Server
8 5 (0.25%) XenDesktop
9 4 (0.20%) VMware Server
9 4 (0.20%) Apache Flume
9 4 (0.20%) KVM
10 3 (0.15%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 3 (0.15%) HDFS
10 3 (0.15%) VMware ESXi
11 2 (0.10%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 43 (2.16%) HP Quality Center
2 26 (1.31%) Control-M
3 14 (0.70%) SCCM
4 13 (0.65%) Puppet
5 7 (0.35%) SCOM
5 7 (0.35%) Cisco IPCC
6 6 (0.30%) Data Guard
6 6 (0.30%) Cisco UCCE
7 5 (0.25%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 5 (0.25%) Oozie
8 4 (0.20%) ITRS Geneos
8 4 (0.20%) Nagios
8 4 (0.20%) Backup Exec
8 4 (0.20%) Oracle Identity Manager
9 3 (0.15%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 3 (0.15%) Cisco CUCM
9 3 (0.15%) SCVMM
9 3 (0.15%) Tivoli Identity Manager
9 3 (0.15%) MIMEsweeper
9 3 (0.15%) MAILsweeper
Vendors
1 425 (21.38%) Oracle
2 348 (17.51%) Microsoft
3 89 (4.48%) Sybase
4 68 (3.42%) VMware
5 58 (2.92%) Business Objects
6 57 (2.87%) Tableau
7 47 (2.36%) HP
8 41 (2.06%) IBM
9 33 (1.66%) Bloomberg
10 30 (1.51%) Cognos
11 29 (1.46%) TIBCO
12 27 (1.36%) Informatica
12 27 (1.36%) Cisco
12 27 (1.36%) Citrix
13 23 (1.16%) SAP
14 21 (1.06%) Red Hat
14 21 (1.06%) Teradata
15 20 (1.01%) DevExpress
16 17 (0.86%) Sun
16 17 (0.86%) Siebel
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