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 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Structured Query Language (SQL)
Rank 5 6 5
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -1
Contract jobs citing SQL 1008 1170 1061
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 17.87% 17.21% 17.31%
As % of the Programming Languages category 40.08% 40.58% 42.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 813 881 805
Average daily rate
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£425 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £313 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 8 10
Average hourly rate £25.00 £29.75 £35.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.96% -16.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £18.92 £14.92
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £60.22 £175.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-3.70% -10.00%
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
2515 2883 2493
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 44.58% 42.41% 40.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 2067 2234 1930
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £301 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 22 38
Average hourly rate £25.00 £33.50 £34.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.37% -2.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £19.20 £14.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £75.03 £49.02
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £33.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.57% -5.71%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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 19 December 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.

1 620 (29.75%) Finance
2 591 (28.36%) SQL Server
3 501 (24.04%) Oracle
4 464 (22.26%) Banking
5 397 (19.05%) C#
6 364 (17.47%) Java
7 363 (17.42%) .NET
8 355 (17.03%) Agile Software Development
9 353 (16.94%) Microsoft
10 305 (14.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 286 (13.72%) Windows
12 275 (13.20%) Data Warehouse
13 264 (12.67%) T-SQL
14 261 (12.52%) Business Intelligence
15 253 (12.14%) UNIX
16 244 (11.71%) Linux
17 242 (11.61%) ETL
18 235 (11.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
19 233 (11.18%) PL/SQL
20 218 (10.46%) MS Excel
21 214 (10.27%) Investment Banking
22 197 (9.45%) Front Office
23 195 (9.36%) JavaScript
24 192 (9.21%) Analytical Skills
25 189 (9.07%) XML
26 186 (8.93%) HTML
27 174 (8.35%) SQL Server 2008
28 164 (7.87%) Relational Database
29 161 (7.73%) Data Modelling
30 152 (7.29%) Migration

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

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 82 (3.93%) SharePoint
2 80 (3.84%) SAS
3 59 (2.83%) IIS
4 34 (1.63%) Apache
5 32 (1.54%) MS Exchange
6 30 (1.44%) Tomcat
7 25 (1.20%) WebSphere
8 21 (1.01%) WebLogic
8 21 (1.01%) SharePoint 2013
8 21 (1.01%) SharePoint 2010
9 20 (0.96%) Exchange Server 2010
10 19 (0.91%) JBoss
11 18 (0.86%) BizTalk Server
12 16 (0.77%) CMS
13 11 (0.53%) Oracle Coherence
13 11 (0.53%) Oracle Workflow
14 9 (0.43%) Confluence
15 8 (0.38%) Elasticsearch
15 8 (0.38%) Node.js
15 8 (0.38%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 218 (10.46%) MS Excel
2 70 (3.36%) MS Office
3 22 (1.06%) Spreadsheet
4 21 (1.01%) MS Visio
5 18 (0.86%) MS PowerPoint
6 14 (0.67%) PowerPivot
6 14 (0.67%) MS Project
7 7 (0.34%) SPSS
8 2 (0.096%) Final Cut Pro
9 1 (0.048%) InfoPath
9 1 (0.048%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.048%) S-PLUS
9 1 (0.048%) ProjectWise
9 1 (0.048%) FastStats
9 1 (0.048%) Weka
Business Applications
1 59 (2.83%) Markit EDM
2 41 (1.97%) Dynamics CRM
3 15 (0.72%) Oracle EBS
4 13 (0.62%) Agresso
5 12 (0.58%) Google Analytics
6 10 (0.48%) Dynamics AX
7 9 (0.43%) RMDS
8 8 (0.38%) Oracle Payables
8 8 (0.38%) Cognos Business Intelligence
9 7 (0.34%) Cognos TM1
9 7 (0.34%) Oracle CRM
9 7 (0.34%) Oracle General Ledger
9 7 (0.34%) Oracle EBS R12
9 7 (0.34%) Oracle Receivables
9 7 (0.34%) Oracle Assets
10 6 (0.29%) Siebel Analytics
11 5 (0.24%) Oracle iProcurement
11 5 (0.24%) Oracle Internet Expenses
12 4 (0.19%) IntelliMatch
12 4 (0.19%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 25 (1.20%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (0.38%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (0.34%) SaaS
3 7 (0.34%) PaaS
4 6 (0.29%) Cloud Computing
5 5 (0.24%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (0.096%) AWS Data Pipeline
6 2 (0.096%) SoftLayer
6 2 (0.096%) Amazon EMR
7 1 (0.048%) Force.com
7 1 (0.048%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.048%) Heroku
7 1 (0.048%) Google Apps
7 1 (0.048%) Office 365
7 1 (0.048%) IaaS
7 1 (0.048%) Amazon Kinesis
7 1 (0.048%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 36 (1.73%) SAN
2 34 (1.63%) Firewall
3 28 (1.34%) HTTP
4 27 (1.30%) TCP/IP
4 27 (1.30%) Internet
5 26 (1.25%) DNS
6 14 (0.67%) LDAP
7 13 (0.62%) DHCP
7 13 (0.62%) WAN
7 13 (0.62%) SSL
8 11 (0.53%) VPN
8 11 (0.53%) Intranet
9 10 (0.48%) Network Security
9 10 (0.48%) FTP
9 10 (0.48%) VLAN
10 9 (0.43%) LAN
11 7 (0.34%) Fibre Channel
12 6 (0.29%) Multicast
12 6 (0.29%) iSCSI
12 6 (0.29%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 591 (28.36%) SQL Server
2 305 (14.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 275 (13.20%) Data Warehouse
4 235 (11.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 174 (8.35%) SQL Server 2008
6 164 (7.87%) Relational Database
7 136 (6.53%) Oracle Database
8 129 (6.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 69 (3.31%) QlikView
10 67 (3.21%) Big Data
11 66 (3.17%) RDBMS
12 64 (3.07%) SQL Server 2005
12 64 (3.07%) SQL Server 2012
13 62 (2.98%) Oracle Database 11g
14 60 (2.88%) Hadoop
15 57 (2.74%) MySQL
16 44 (2.11%) MongoDB
17 43 (2.06%) Oracle Reports
18 41 (1.97%) DB2
19 38 (1.82%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 82 (3.93%) Team Foundation Server
2 65 (3.12%) JIRA
3 60 (2.88%) Visual Studio
4 56 (2.69%) Selenium
5 51 (2.45%) Subversion
6 49 (2.35%) Git (software)
7 43 (2.06%) Maven
8 35 (1.68%) JUnit
9 27 (1.30%) Cucumber
9 27 (1.30%) TeamCity
10 24 (1.15%) Jenkins
11 23 (1.10%) Toad
12 22 (1.06%) WebDriver
12 22 (1.06%) QuickTest Pro
13 18 (0.86%) Oracle Forms
14 16 (0.77%) SpecFlow
14 16 (0.77%) NUnit
15 15 (0.72%) Eclipse
16 14 (0.67%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
16 14 (0.67%) Mercurial
General
1 620 (29.75%) Finance
2 464 (22.26%) Banking
3 214 (10.27%) Investment Banking
4 197 (9.45%) Front Office
5 65 (3.12%) Retail
6 60 (2.88%) Back Office
7 55 (2.64%) Advertising
8 52 (2.50%) Telecoms
9 50 (2.40%) Marketing
10 34 (1.63%) Legal
11 28 (1.34%) Financial Institution
12 17 (0.82%) Games
13 14 (0.67%) Law
14 11 (0.53%) Manufacturing
15 10 (0.48%) Billing
16 8 (0.38%) Retail Banking
17 7 (0.34%) Publishing
18 4 (0.19%) Electronics
19 3 (0.14%) French Language
20 2 (0.096%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 912 (43.76%) Developer
2 526 (25.24%) Analyst
3 204 (9.79%) SQL Developer
4 144 (6.91%) Business Analyst
5 129 (6.19%) Java Developer
6 124 (5.95%) Data Analyst
7 121 (5.81%) DBA
8 117 (5.61%) Senior Developer
9 108 (5.18%) C# Developer
10 106 (5.09%) Applications Support
11 97 (4.65%) Support Analyst
12 82 (3.93%) .NET Developer
13 78 (3.74%) Architect
14 77 (3.69%) Consultant
14 77 (3.69%) SQL DBA
15 68 (3.26%) Business Intelligence Developer
16 59 (2.83%) Oracle Developer
17 54 (2.59%) Test Analyst
18 52 (2.50%) Senior Analyst
19 49 (2.35%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 363 (17.42%) .NET
2 189 (9.07%) XML
3 186 (8.93%) HTML
4 140 (6.72%) ASP.NET
5 126 (6.05%) Web Services
6 107 (5.13%) CSS
7 104 (4.99%) WCF
8 82 (3.93%) Spring
9 70 (3.36%) jQuery
10 66 (3.17%) WPF
11 60 (2.88%) .NET Framework
12 52 (2.50%) ASP.NET MVC
13 47 (2.26%) HTML5
14 45 (2.16%) SOAP
15 43 (2.06%) MDX
16 40 (1.92%) Middleware
16 40 (1.92%) Hibernate
17 38 (1.82%) J2EE
17 38 (1.82%) REST
18 36 (1.73%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 192 (9.21%) Analytical Skills
2 116 (5.57%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 105 (5.04%) Fixed Income
3 105 (5.04%) Derivative
4 89 (4.27%) Computer Science
5 73 (3.50%) NHS
6 63 (3.02%) Equities
7 55 (2.64%) Replication
8 52 (2.50%) Data Integration
9 47 (2.26%) Mathematics
10 36 (1.73%) Management Information System
11 33 (1.58%) Market Risk
12 32 (1.54%) Credit Risk
13 31 (1.49%) Clustering
14 26 (1.25%) Visualisation
15 24 (1.15%) Data Structures
16 23 (1.10%) Open Source
17 22 (1.06%) N-Tier
18 21 (1.01%) VWAP
18 21 (1.01%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 286 (13.72%) Windows
2 253 (12.14%) UNIX
3 244 (11.71%) Linux
4 67 (3.21%) Windows Server 2008
5 46 (2.21%) Windows Server 2003
6 41 (1.97%) Solaris
7 25 (1.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 23 (1.10%) Windows Server 2012
9 22 (1.06%) Windows 7
10 21 (1.01%) Apple iOS
11 16 (0.77%) AIX
12 15 (0.72%) Android
13 13 (0.62%) Windows XP
14 12 (0.58%) Oracle Linux
15 5 (0.24%) Windows Vista
16 4 (0.19%) CentOS
16 4 (0.19%) Mac OS X
16 4 (0.19%) OpenVMS
17 3 (0.14%) VMS
17 3 (0.14%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 355 (17.03%) Agile Software Development
2 261 (12.52%) Business Intelligence
3 242 (11.61%) ETL
4 161 (7.73%) Data Modelling
5 152 (7.29%) Migration
6 148 (7.10%) TDD
7 130 (6.24%) Analytics
8 124 (5.95%) Multithreading
9 123 (5.90%) Performance Tuning
10 121 (5.81%) Data Analysis
11 113 (5.42%) MVC
12 112 (5.37%) OO
13 92 (4.41%) CRM
14 89 (4.27%) Scrum
15 87 (4.17%) Business Analysis
15 87 (4.17%) E-Commerce
16 86 (4.13%) Asset Management
17 83 (3.98%) Project Management
18 78 (3.74%) User Acceptance Testing
19 77 (3.69%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 397 (19.05%) C#
2 364 (17.47%) Java
3 264 (12.67%) T-SQL
4 233 (11.18%) PL/SQL
5 195 (9.36%) JavaScript
6 130 (6.24%) VBA
7 107 (5.13%) C++
8 94 (4.51%) Shell Script
9 72 (3.45%) VB
10 71 (3.41%) Perl
11 67 (3.21%) Python
12 50 (2.40%) PowerShell
13 42 (2.02%) C
14 37 (1.78%) VBScript
15 34 (1.63%) PHP
16 30 (1.44%) VB.NET
17 22 (1.06%) Scala
17 22 (1.06%) R
17 22 (1.06%) Ruby
18 14 (0.67%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 147 (7.05%) Degree
2 44 (2.11%) Security Cleared
3 29 (1.39%) Microsoft Certification
4 25 (1.20%) SC Cleared
5 22 (1.06%) ISEB
6 13 (0.62%) MCITP
7 12 (0.58%) Cisco Certification
7 12 (0.58%) MCSE
8 8 (0.38%) GIAC
8 8 (0.38%) CISSP
8 8 (0.38%) ISTQB
9 6 (0.29%) DV Cleared
9 6 (0.29%) CCNA
9 6 (0.29%) GCIA
10 5 (0.24%) ITIL Certification
10 5 (0.24%) Network+ Certification
10 5 (0.24%) BC Cleared
11 4 (0.19%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 4 (0.19%) Siebel Certification
11 4 (0.19%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 87 (4.17%) QA
2 36 (1.73%) Data Quality
3 10 (0.48%) SLA
3 10 (0.48%) ISO 9001
4 7 (0.34%) EMIR
5 6 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 5 (0.24%) COREP
7 4 (0.19%) Dodd-Frank
7 4 (0.19%) Solvency II
7 4 (0.19%) Basel II
8 3 (0.14%) Basel III
9 2 (0.096%) FINREP
9 2 (0.096%) MiFID
9 2 (0.096%) COBIT
10 1 (0.048%) WCAG
10 1 (0.048%) WAI
10 1 (0.048%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 1 (0.048%) HL7
10 1 (0.048%) GAAP
System Software
1 69 (3.31%) Active Directory
2 41 (1.97%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (1.01%) Oracle RAC
4 19 (0.91%) XenApp
5 15 (0.72%) vSphere
6 12 (0.58%) VMware ESX
6 12 (0.58%) Oracle RMAN
7 11 (0.53%) Hyper-V
8 10 (0.48%) Xen
9 9 (0.43%) XenDesktop
10 7 (0.34%) NFS
11 5 (0.24%) HDFS
11 5 (0.24%) KVM
12 4 (0.19%) SRDF
12 4 (0.19%) Microsoft App-V
12 4 (0.19%) ISA Server
12 4 (0.19%) Firmware
12 4 (0.19%) VMware Server
13 3 (0.14%) FreeRADIUS
14 2 (0.096%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 45 (2.16%) HP Quality Center
2 25 (1.20%) Control-M
3 21 (1.01%) SCCM
4 10 (0.48%) Data Guard
5 9 (0.43%) Tivoli
5 9 (0.43%) SCOM
6 8 (0.38%) Puppet
6 8 (0.38%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 7 (0.34%) Backup Exec
7 7 (0.34%) ITRS Geneos
8 6 (0.29%) SCOrch
8 6 (0.29%) Nagios
9 5 (0.24%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 4 (0.19%) Oracle EDQ
10 4 (0.19%) Opscode Chef
10 4 (0.19%) WMI
11 3 (0.14%) BMC PATROL
11 3 (0.14%) Cisco IPCC
11 3 (0.14%) MIMEsweeper
11 3 (0.14%) MAILsweeper
Vendors
1 501 (24.04%) Oracle
2 353 (16.94%) Microsoft
3 100 (4.80%) Sybase
4 78 (3.74%) VMware
5 61 (2.93%) Business Objects
6 53 (2.54%) IBM
7 51 (2.45%) HP
8 49 (2.35%) Tableau
9 45 (2.16%) Cognos
10 43 (2.06%) Citrix
11 34 (1.63%) Informatica
11 34 (1.63%) Bloomberg
12 33 (1.58%) Cisco
13 32 (1.54%) TIBCO
14 27 (1.30%) Red Hat
15 25 (1.20%) Google
16 24 (1.15%) NetApp
17 23 (1.10%) SAP
17 23 (1.10%) Charles River
18 22 (1.06%) thinkFolio
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
City, London
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £350 - £450 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Venturi
Rate: £150 - £250 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Venturi
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Eames Consulting
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Engage PSG
Rate: £270 - £320 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Experis Ltd
Rate: market rates
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £450 - £650 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £500 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Roc Search
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £350.00 - £360.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £650 - £750 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Senitor Associates
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Connectus
Rate: £434.78 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
The Datawarehousing Company
Rate: From £450 to £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £700 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Montash
Rate: £500 - £650 per day + negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago