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 30 September 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
30 Sep 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 1082 1270 1311
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 18.32% 17.51% 16.98%
As % of the Programming Languages category 43.04% 40.13% 43.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 863 964 1021
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 £313 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £349 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.60% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 9
Average hourly rate £32.25 £23.75 £16.24
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.78% +46.24%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.45 £17.95 £13.26
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.05 £34.10 £49.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £24.75 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+1.01% -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
2514 3165 2999
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 42.56% 43.63% 38.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 1977 2457 2313
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 19 15
Average hourly rate £45.00 £32.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+38.46% -7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.26 £17.39 £13.32
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £143.00 £52.75 £48.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+4.47% -4.28%

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 30 September 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 30 September 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 30 September 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.

1 611 (29.19%) Finance
2 595 (28.43%) SQL Server
3 533 (25.47%) Oracle
4 527 (25.18%) Banking
5 369 (17.63%) C#
6 357 (17.06%) Microsoft
7 355 (16.96%) Agile Software Development
8 350 (16.72%) Java
9 338 (16.15%) .NET
10 287 (13.71%) Windows
11 282 (13.47%) Business Intelligence
12 277 (13.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 270 (12.90%) T-SQL
14 268 (12.80%) Linux
14 268 (12.80%) ETL
15 265 (12.66%) Data Warehouse
16 240 (11.47%) Investment Banking
17 235 (11.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 235 (11.23%) UNIX
18 232 (11.08%) MS Excel
19 223 (10.65%) PL/SQL
20 196 (9.36%) Front Office
21 190 (9.08%) JavaScript
22 188 (8.98%) XML
23 179 (8.55%) Analytical Skills
24 176 (8.41%) HTML
25 165 (7.88%) Migration
26 159 (7.60%) Degree
27 158 (7.55%) TDD
27 158 (7.55%) SQL Server 2008

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

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 78 (3.73%) SharePoint
2 72 (3.44%) SAS
3 49 (2.34%) WebSphere
4 48 (2.29%) IIS
5 46 (2.20%) Apache
6 36 (1.72%) Tomcat
7 31 (1.48%) WebLogic
7 31 (1.48%) MS Exchange
8 23 (1.10%) BizTalk Server
9 21 (1.00%) Exchange Server 2010
9 21 (1.00%) SharePoint 2010
10 16 (0.76%) Oracle Coherence
10 16 (0.76%) Oracle Workflow
11 15 (0.72%) CMS
12 13 (0.62%) SharePoint 2013
13 12 (0.57%) Node.js
14 10 (0.48%) MQSeries
15 9 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2003
16 8 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2007
16 8 (0.38%) Confluence
Applications
1 232 (11.08%) MS Excel
2 64 (3.06%) MS Office
3 21 (1.00%) MS Visio
4 20 (0.96%) Spreadsheet
5 16 (0.76%) MS PowerPoint
6 14 (0.67%) PowerPivot
7 10 (0.48%) MS Project
7 10 (0.48%) SPSS
8 2 (0.096%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.096%) InfoPath
8 2 (0.096%) Gephi
8 2 (0.096%) FastStats
9 1 (0.048%) GIMP
9 1 (0.048%) Final Cut Pro
9 1 (0.048%) Mingle
9 1 (0.048%) S-PLUS
9 1 (0.048%) Mathematica
9 1 (0.048%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 45 (2.15%) Markit EDM
2 36 (1.72%) Dynamics CRM
3 28 (1.34%) Oracle EBS
4 21 (1.00%) Oracle EBS R12
5 15 (0.72%) RMDS
6 12 (0.57%) Oracle General Ledger
7 11 (0.53%) Oracle Payables
7 11 (0.53%) Oracle Applications
8 10 (0.48%) Oracle CRM
8 10 (0.48%) Google Analytics
9 9 (0.43%) Dynamics AX
9 9 (0.43%) Oracle Receivables
9 9 (0.43%) Oracle Assets
10 8 (0.38%) Cognos Business Intelligence
10 8 (0.38%) Oracle Financials
10 8 (0.38%) Agresso
11 7 (0.33%) Siebel Analytics
11 7 (0.33%) Cognos TM1
11 7 (0.33%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
12 6 (0.29%) Oracle iProcurement
Cloud Services
1 21 (1.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (0.57%) PaaS
3 11 (0.53%) Amazon EC2
3 11 (0.53%) SaaS
4 10 (0.48%) Cloud Computing
5 5 (0.24%) Amazon AWS
6 4 (0.19%) GitHub
7 3 (0.14%) SuccessFactors
8 2 (0.096%) AWS Data Pipeline
8 2 (0.096%) Amazon EMR
9 1 (0.048%) OpenShift
9 1 (0.048%) Force.com
9 1 (0.048%) Heroku
9 1 (0.048%) CloudFront
9 1 (0.048%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 46 (2.20%) SAN
2 43 (2.05%) Firewall
3 41 (1.96%) HTTP
4 30 (1.43%) Internet
5 29 (1.39%) DNS
6 28 (1.34%) TCP/IP
7 20 (0.96%) LDAP
7 20 (0.96%) WAN
8 15 (0.72%) LAN
9 14 (0.67%) Multicast
10 13 (0.62%) DHCP
11 11 (0.53%) SSL
11 11 (0.53%) NetScaler
11 11 (0.53%) Cisco ASA
12 10 (0.48%) VPN
13 9 (0.43%) Intranet
13 9 (0.43%) NAS
14 8 (0.38%) Fibre Channel
14 8 (0.38%) Ethernet
15 7 (0.33%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 595 (28.43%) SQL Server
2 277 (13.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 265 (12.66%) Data Warehouse
4 235 (11.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 158 (7.55%) SQL Server 2008
6 156 (7.45%) Relational Database
7 143 (6.83%) Oracle Database
7 143 (6.83%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 72 (3.44%) MySQL
9 64 (3.06%) Oracle Database 11g
10 63 (3.01%) RDBMS
11 62 (2.96%) QlikView
12 57 (2.72%) SQL Server 2005
13 55 (2.63%) SQL Server 2012
14 50 (2.39%) Data Mining
15 49 (2.34%) MongoDB
15 49 (2.34%) Big Data
16 47 (2.25%) Hadoop
17 43 (2.05%) Oracle Reports
18 41 (1.96%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 79 (3.77%) Team Foundation Server
2 60 (2.87%) Git (software)
3 58 (2.77%) Subversion
4 56 (2.68%) JIRA
5 53 (2.53%) Visual Studio
6 48 (2.29%) Selenium
7 45 (2.15%) Maven
8 39 (1.86%) JUnit
9 37 (1.77%) TeamCity
10 29 (1.39%) Jenkins
11 24 (1.15%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 23 (1.10%) Mercurial
13 22 (1.05%) Cucumber
13 22 (1.05%) NUnit
14 21 (1.00%) Oracle Forms
15 18 (0.86%) Eclipse
15 18 (0.86%) Ant
15 18 (0.86%) Toad
15 18 (0.86%) QuickTest Pro
16 17 (0.81%) FitNesse
General
1 611 (29.19%) Finance
2 527 (25.18%) Banking
3 240 (11.47%) Investment Banking
4 196 (9.36%) Front Office
5 82 (3.92%) Retail
6 57 (2.72%) Back Office
7 52 (2.48%) Marketing
8 46 (2.20%) Advertising
9 39 (1.86%) Legal
10 36 (1.72%) Telecoms
11 31 (1.48%) Financial Institution
12 16 (0.76%) Law
12 16 (0.76%) Retail Banking
13 12 (0.57%) Games
14 10 (0.48%) Manufacturing
15 7 (0.33%) Billing
15 7 (0.33%) Private Banking
16 6 (0.29%) Publishing
17 5 (0.24%) General Ledger
18 4 (0.19%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 916 (43.76%) Developer
2 550 (26.28%) Analyst
3 187 (8.93%) Business Analyst
4 182 (8.70%) SQL Developer
5 140 (6.69%) Java Developer
6 118 (5.64%) Data Analyst
7 113 (5.40%) DBA
8 112 (5.35%) C# Developer
9 109 (5.21%) Senior Developer
10 91 (4.35%) Applications Support
11 86 (4.11%) Support Analyst
12 81 (3.87%) .NET Developer
12 81 (3.87%) Business Intelligence Developer
13 80 (3.82%) Architect
14 79 (3.77%) Consultant
15 66 (3.15%) SQL DBA
16 55 (2.63%) Test Analyst
17 54 (2.58%) Administrator
18 43 (2.05%) Business Developer
19 42 (2.01%) Oracle Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 338 (16.15%) .NET
2 188 (8.98%) XML
3 176 (8.41%) HTML
4 136 (6.50%) Web Services
5 133 (6.35%) ASP.NET
6 107 (5.11%) CSS
7 101 (4.83%) Spring
8 74 (3.54%) ASP.NET MVC
9 71 (3.39%) WCF
10 68 (3.25%) .NET Framework
11 67 (3.20%) jQuery
12 62 (2.96%) WPF
13 56 (2.68%) Hibernate
14 53 (2.53%) MDX
14 53 (2.53%) SOAP
14 53 (2.53%) J2EE
15 49 (2.34%) Middleware
16 44 (2.10%) HTML5
17 38 (1.82%) REST
17 38 (1.82%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 179 (8.55%) Analytical Skills
2 116 (5.54%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 101 (4.83%) Fixed Income
4 92 (4.40%) Derivative
5 69 (3.30%) Computer Science
6 52 (2.48%) Credit Risk
6 52 (2.48%) Equities
7 51 (2.44%) Market Risk
8 50 (2.39%) Data Integration
8 50 (2.39%) NHS
9 41 (1.96%) Replication
10 38 (1.82%) Management Information System
10 38 (1.82%) Clustering
11 32 (1.53%) Mathematics
11 32 (1.53%) Data Structures
12 26 (1.24%) Open Source
13 25 (1.19%) Hedge funds
14 24 (1.15%) Statistics
15 21 (1.00%) Visualisation
16 20 (0.96%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 287 (13.71%) Windows
2 268 (12.80%) Linux
3 235 (11.23%) UNIX
4 66 (3.15%) Windows Server 2008
5 52 (2.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 52 (2.48%) Solaris
6 42 (2.01%) Windows Server 2003
7 26 (1.24%) Windows Server 2012
8 23 (1.10%) Windows 7
9 16 (0.76%) Apple iOS
10 10 (0.48%) AIX
11 9 (0.43%) Windows XP
12 8 (0.38%) CentOS
13 7 (0.33%) Oracle Linux
14 6 (0.29%) Android
14 6 (0.29%) Debian
15 4 (0.19%) Mac OS X
15 4 (0.19%) VMS
15 4 (0.19%) MVS
16 3 (0.14%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 355 (16.96%) Agile Software Development
2 282 (13.47%) Business Intelligence
3 268 (12.80%) ETL
4 165 (7.88%) Migration
5 158 (7.55%) TDD
6 155 (7.41%) Data Modelling
7 150 (7.17%) Data Analysis
8 130 (6.21%) MVC
9 120 (5.73%) Analytics
10 119 (5.69%) Performance Tuning
11 118 (5.64%) OO
12 109 (5.21%) Multithreading
13 104 (4.97%) Asset Management
14 98 (4.68%) E-Commerce
15 95 (4.54%) Workflow
15 95 (4.54%) Business Analysis
16 92 (4.40%) Continuous Integration
17 87 (4.16%) CRM
18 83 (3.97%) Scrum
19 81 (3.87%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 369 (17.63%) C#
2 350 (16.72%) Java
3 270 (12.90%) T-SQL
4 223 (10.65%) PL/SQL
5 190 (9.08%) JavaScript
6 115 (5.49%) VBA
7 100 (4.78%) Shell Script
8 89 (4.25%) Python
9 88 (4.20%) C++
10 82 (3.92%) Perl
11 52 (2.48%) PowerShell
12 51 (2.44%) VB
13 43 (2.05%) PHP
14 36 (1.72%) Bash Shell
15 35 (1.67%) VBScript
16 31 (1.48%) C
17 26 (1.24%) VB.NET
18 25 (1.19%) Ruby
19 19 (0.91%) Scala
20 18 (0.86%) R
Qualifications
1 159 (7.60%) Degree
2 49 (2.34%) Security Cleared
3 37 (1.77%) Microsoft Certification
4 31 (1.48%) SC Cleared
5 23 (1.10%) ISEB
6 20 (0.96%) MCITP
7 15 (0.72%) MCSE
8 10 (0.48%) Cisco Certification
9 8 (0.38%) CCNA
10 6 (0.29%) MCTS
10 6 (0.29%) DV Cleared
11 5 (0.24%) CISSP
11 5 (0.24%) BC Cleared
11 5 (0.24%) CTC Cleared
11 5 (0.24%) GIAC
12 4 (0.19%) GCIA
12 4 (0.19%) ITIL Certification
12 4 (0.19%) ISTQB
13 3 (0.14%) Network+ Certification
13 3 (0.14%) RHCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 91 (4.35%) QA
2 31 (1.48%) Data Quality
3 18 (0.86%) ISO 9001
4 16 (0.76%) EMIR
5 10 (0.48%) Basel III
5 10 (0.48%) Dodd-Frank
6 9 (0.43%) SLA
7 7 (0.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 7 (0.33%) Basel II
8 6 (0.29%) Solvency II
9 3 (0.14%) MiFID
10 2 (0.096%) COREP
10 2 (0.096%) FINREP
10 2 (0.096%) CRD IV
11 1 (0.048%) AIFMD
11 1 (0.048%) FATCA
11 1 (0.048%) ISO 9000
11 1 (0.048%) HL7
11 1 (0.048%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 1 (0.048%) COBIT
System Software
1 63 (3.01%) Active Directory
2 40 (1.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 27 (1.29%) Oracle RAC
4 19 (0.91%) Hyper-V
4 19 (0.91%) XenApp
5 17 (0.81%) vSphere
5 17 (0.81%) VMware ESX
6 14 (0.67%) Oracle RMAN
7 12 (0.57%) XenDesktop
8 9 (0.43%) NFS
8 9 (0.43%) Xen
9 7 (0.33%) Microsoft App-V
9 7 (0.33%) HDFS
10 6 (0.29%) vCloud
10 6 (0.29%) SRDF
11 5 (0.24%) VMware ESXi
11 5 (0.24%) Firmware
12 4 (0.19%) KVM
13 3 (0.14%) ISA Server
13 3 (0.14%) FreeRADIUS
Systems Management
1 40 (1.91%) HP Quality Center
2 33 (1.58%) Control-M
3 27 (1.29%) SCCM
4 21 (1.00%) Tivoli
5 17 (0.81%) Puppet
6 14 (0.67%) Data Guard
7 11 (0.53%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 10 (0.48%) SCOM
8 10 (0.48%) ITRS Geneos
9 8 (0.38%) Opscode Chef
9 8 (0.38%) Backup Exec
10 7 (0.33%) BMC PATROL
10 7 (0.33%) Nagios
11 6 (0.29%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 6 (0.29%) SCOrch
12 5 (0.24%) Oracle EDQ
13 4 (0.19%) WMI
14 3 (0.14%) Tivoli Monitoring
14 3 (0.14%) CA SiteMinder
14 3 (0.14%) MIMEsweeper
Vendors
1 533 (25.47%) Oracle
2 357 (17.06%) Microsoft
3 112 (5.35%) Sybase
4 91 (4.35%) VMware
5 77 (3.68%) Business Objects
6 60 (2.87%) Informatica
7 57 (2.72%) Cognos
8 52 (2.48%) Citrix
9 51 (2.44%) HP
9 51 (2.44%) IBM
10 48 (2.29%) Red Hat
11 42 (2.01%) TIBCO
12 41 (1.96%) Cisco
13 38 (1.82%) Tableau
14 26 (1.24%) Bloomberg
15 24 (1.15%) Charles River
15 24 (1.15%) Salesforce.com
15 24 (1.15%) NetApp
15 24 (1.15%) Google
16 21 (1.00%) Teradata
City, London
Red10
Rate: £400 - £440 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
City, London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
City, London
Eames Consulting
Posted: 1 hour ago
City, London
Premier Group Recruitment
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
City, London
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £325 - £400 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £600 - £625 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
City, London
Premier Group Recruitment
Rate: £300 - £450 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £450 - £495 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
City, London
Venturi
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
City, London
Canary Wharf and City
Rate: Up to £500 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
City, London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
City, London
Incisive Ltd
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
City, London
Logic Engagements Ltd
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Proteus Europe
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £250.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Incisive Ltd
Rate: £0.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Benedict Cole Limited
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Parallel Consulting
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 4 days ago