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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Structured Query Language (SQL)
Rank 5 5 5
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Contract jobs citing SQL 1003 1127 1118
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 18.44% 17.40% 17.72%
As % of the Programming Languages category 43.67% 41.03% 43.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 816 846 870
Average daily rate
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£450 £450 £468
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -3.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £300 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £603 £600 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 8
Average hourly rate £25.00 £50.00 £72.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.00% -31.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £48.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £162.00 £100.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £30.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-8.33% +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
2297 2747 2581
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 42.24% 42.41% 40.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 1831 2101 2015
Average daily rate £450 £451 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.11% +0.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £615 £650 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 10 20
Average hourly rate £29.00 £30.34 £47.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.41% -36.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.94 £18.10 £16.69
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £92.00 £72.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £36.40 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-1.09% +4.00%

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 17 April 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 17 April 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.

1 647 (33.23%) Finance
2 614 (31.54%) SQL Server
3 457 (23.47%) Banking
4 428 (21.98%) Oracle
5 396 (20.34%) .NET
6 393 (20.18%) C#
7 362 (18.59%) Java
8 337 (17.31%) Agile Software Development
9 331 (17.00%) Microsoft
10 326 (16.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 295 (15.15%) Data Warehouse
12 278 (14.28%) Business Intelligence
13 264 (13.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 257 (13.20%) Windows
15 252 (12.94%) T-SQL
16 227 (11.66%) Investment Banking
17 225 (11.56%) JavaScript
18 213 (10.94%) Linux
19 210 (10.79%) UNIX
20 206 (10.58%) ETL
21 200 (10.27%) MS Excel
22 191 (9.81%) Front Office
23 188 (9.66%) HTML
24 185 (9.50%) Analytical Skills
25 173 (8.89%) SQL Server 2008
26 171 (8.78%) PL/SQL
27 165 (8.47%) Data Modelling
28 164 (8.42%) XML
29 163 (8.37%) VBA
30 155 (7.96%) Relational Database

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

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 87 (4.47%) SharePoint
2 69 (3.54%) SAS
3 68 (3.49%) IIS
4 39 (2.00%) Tomcat
5 34 (1.75%) Apache
6 22 (1.13%) MS Exchange
7 19 (0.98%) WebSphere
8 18 (0.92%) SharePoint 2013
9 17 (0.87%) CMS
10 16 (0.82%) JBoss
11 15 (0.77%) WebLogic
12 14 (0.72%) Oracle Workflow
12 14 (0.72%) SharePoint 2010
12 14 (0.72%) Lync
12 14 (0.72%) Node.js
13 13 (0.67%) BizTalk Server
14 10 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2010
15 7 (0.36%) Apache Spark
15 7 (0.36%) SharePoint Server
15 7 (0.36%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 200 (10.27%) MS Excel
2 47 (2.41%) MS Office
3 24 (1.23%) MS Visio
4 21 (1.08%) PowerPivot
5 19 (0.98%) MS PowerPoint
6 18 (0.92%) MS Project
7 17 (0.87%) Spreadsheet
8 9 (0.46%) SPSS
9 4 (0.21%) Maya
10 3 (0.15%) InfoPath
11 2 (0.10%) Photoshop
11 2 (0.10%) ProjectWise
11 2 (0.10%) HipChat
12 1 (0.051%) Weka
12 1 (0.051%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 62 (3.18%) Markit EDM
2 41 (2.11%) Dynamics CRM
3 14 (0.72%) thinkFolio
4 13 (0.67%) Dynamics AX
5 11 (0.56%) Cognos TM1
6 10 (0.51%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 10 (0.51%) Agresso
7 9 (0.46%) Oracle General Ledger
8 8 (0.41%) Google Analytics
8 8 (0.41%) Hyperion Planning
8 8 (0.41%) Oracle EBS
9 6 (0.31%) SunGard GMI
9 6 (0.31%) Oracle EBS R12
9 6 (0.31%) IntelliMatch
10 5 (0.26%) RMDS
10 5 (0.26%) Oracle Applications
11 4 (0.21%) Summit
11 4 (0.21%) LatentZero
11 4 (0.21%) Oracle Payables
11 4 (0.21%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 23 (1.18%) Amazon AWS
2 22 (1.13%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (0.51%) Office 365
4 9 (0.46%) Yammer
5 8 (0.41%) SaaS
6 5 (0.26%) Amazon EC2
7 3 (0.15%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (0.15%) IaaS
8 2 (0.10%) IBM Blueworks
8 2 (0.10%) Force.com
8 2 (0.10%) GitHub
9 1 (0.051%) Rackspace Cloud
9 1 (0.051%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.051%) SoftLayer
9 1 (0.051%) Lucidchart
9 1 (0.051%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 1 (0.051%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 27 (1.39%) Firewall
2 25 (1.28%) SAN
3 20 (1.03%) DNS
4 19 (0.98%) HTTP
4 19 (0.98%) WAN
5 17 (0.87%) DHCP
5 17 (0.87%) TCP/IP
5 17 (0.87%) Internet
6 16 (0.82%) LAN
7 11 (0.56%) SSL
8 10 (0.51%) FTP
9 9 (0.46%) NAS
10 8 (0.41%) Cisco ICM
10 8 (0.41%) VPN
11 7 (0.36%) HTTPS
11 7 (0.36%) SNMP
11 7 (0.36%) Intranet
11 7 (0.36%) VLAN
11 7 (0.36%) Multicast
12 6 (0.31%) TACACS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 614 (31.54%) SQL Server
2 326 (16.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 295 (15.15%) Data Warehouse
4 264 (13.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 173 (8.89%) SQL Server 2008
6 155 (7.96%) Relational Database
7 142 (7.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 100 (5.14%) Oracle Database
9 83 (4.26%) QlikView
10 71 (3.65%) RDBMS
10 71 (3.65%) SQL Server 2012
11 69 (3.54%) SQL Server 2005
12 64 (3.29%) Big Data
13 61 (3.13%) OLAP
14 56 (2.88%) MySQL
14 56 (2.88%) Oracle Database 11g
15 52 (2.67%) Hadoop
16 47 (2.41%) Oracle Reports
17 35 (1.80%) Data Mining
17 35 (1.80%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 63 (3.24%) Visual Studio
2 59 (3.03%) JIRA
2 59 (3.03%) Selenium
2 59 (3.03%) Team Foundation Server
3 43 (2.21%) Git (software)
4 40 (2.05%) Subversion
5 35 (1.80%) Maven
6 33 (1.69%) Jenkins
7 25 (1.28%) Cucumber
8 22 (1.13%) QuickTest Pro
9 21 (1.08%) Toad
9 21 (1.08%) WebDriver
10 19 (0.98%) JUnit
11 18 (0.92%) Oracle Forms
12 17 (0.87%) Eclipse
13 16 (0.82%) Ant
13 16 (0.82%) JMeter
13 16 (0.82%) TeamCity
14 15 (0.77%) SpecFlow
15 11 (0.56%) SoapUI
General
1 647 (33.23%) Finance
2 457 (23.47%) Banking
3 227 (11.66%) Investment Banking
4 191 (9.81%) Front Office
5 51 (2.62%) Back Office
6 48 (2.47%) Telecoms
6 48 (2.47%) Retail
7 47 (2.41%) Advertising
8 37 (1.90%) Marketing
9 33 (1.69%) Legal
10 20 (1.03%) Financial Institution
11 15 (0.77%) Games
12 14 (0.72%) Law
13 13 (0.67%) General Ledger
13 13 (0.67%) Retail Banking
14 11 (0.56%) Corporate Banking
15 8 (0.41%) Publishing
16 7 (0.36%) French Language
17 6 (0.31%) Manufacturing
18 4 (0.21%) Billing
Job Titles
1 845 (43.40%) Developer
2 531 (27.27%) Analyst
3 158 (8.12%) SQL Developer
4 141 (7.24%) Business Analyst
4 141 (7.24%) Senior Developer
5 110 (5.65%) Data Analyst
5 110 (5.65%) Java Developer
6 107 (5.50%) C# Developer
7 90 (4.62%) DBA
8 89 (4.57%) Architect
9 87 (4.47%) Applications Support
9 87 (4.47%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 85 (4.37%) Support Analyst
11 77 (3.95%) Test Analyst
11 77 (3.95%) Consultant
12 66 (3.39%) SQL DBA
13 64 (3.29%) Oracle Developer
14 57 (2.93%) .NET Developer
15 55 (2.82%) Senior Analyst
16 45 (2.31%) Applications Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 396 (20.34%) .NET
2 188 (9.66%) HTML
3 164 (8.42%) XML
4 143 (7.34%) ASP.NET
5 118 (6.06%) CSS
6 110 (5.65%) WCF
7 105 (5.39%) Web Services
8 94 (4.83%) jQuery
9 71 (3.65%) WPF
10 65 (3.34%) Spring
11 59 (3.03%) .NET Framework
12 48 (2.47%) HTML5
13 47 (2.41%) RESTful
14 43 (2.21%) MDX
15 41 (2.11%) REST
16 39 (2.00%) ASP.NET MVC
17 38 (1.95%) AngularJS
17 38 (1.95%) SOAP
18 37 (1.90%) J2EE
19 35 (1.80%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 185 (9.50%) Analytical Skills
2 132 (6.78%) Derivative
3 106 (5.44%) Fixed Income
4 91 (4.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 82 (4.21%) Computer Science
6 68 (3.49%) Equities
7 65 (3.34%) NHS
8 62 (3.18%) Mathematics
9 43 (2.21%) Visualisation
10 39 (2.00%) Replication
11 37 (1.90%) Credit Risk
11 37 (1.90%) Data Integration
12 30 (1.54%) Management Information System
13 27 (1.39%) Clustering
14 26 (1.34%) Statistics
14 26 (1.34%) Market Risk
15 21 (1.08%) Open Source
16 20 (1.03%) Data Extraction
16 20 (1.03%) Grid Computing
16 20 (1.03%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 257 (13.20%) Windows
2 213 (10.94%) Linux
3 210 (10.79%) UNIX
4 52 (2.67%) Windows Server 2008
5 37 (1.90%) Windows Server 2012
6 35 (1.80%) Windows Server 2003
7 26 (1.34%) Solaris
8 21 (1.08%) Windows 7
9 18 (0.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 15 (0.77%) Apple iOS
10 15 (0.77%) AIX
11 12 (0.62%) Android
12 8 (0.41%) Oracle Linux
13 7 (0.36%) Windows XP
14 6 (0.31%) VMS
14 6 (0.31%) Windows 8
15 5 (0.26%) Windows Vista
16 4 (0.21%) CentOS
17 3 (0.15%) Ubuntu
17 3 (0.15%) OpenVMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 337 (17.31%) Agile Software Development
2 278 (14.28%) Business Intelligence
3 206 (10.58%) ETL
4 165 (8.47%) Data Modelling
5 140 (7.19%) TDD
6 134 (6.88%) Migration
7 131 (6.73%) Analytics
8 112 (5.75%) OO
9 106 (5.44%) Data Analysis
10 95 (4.88%) Multithreading
11 87 (4.47%) Scrum
12 84 (4.31%) MVC
13 82 (4.21%) Performance Tuning
14 81 (4.16%) CRM
14 81 (4.16%) Business Analysis
15 80 (4.11%) Project Management
16 75 (3.85%) ITIL
17 70 (3.60%) Change Management
18 65 (3.34%) Data Migration
19 63 (3.24%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 393 (20.18%) C#
2 362 (18.59%) Java
3 252 (12.94%) T-SQL
4 225 (11.56%) JavaScript
5 171 (8.78%) PL/SQL
6 163 (8.37%) VBA
7 91 (4.67%) C++
8 67 (3.44%) Python
9 63 (3.24%) VB
9 63 (3.24%) Perl
10 56 (2.88%) C
11 52 (2.67%) Shell Script
12 37 (1.90%) PHP
12 37 (1.90%) PowerShell
13 30 (1.54%) VB.NET
14 28 (1.44%) VBScript
14 28 (1.44%) Ruby
15 23 (1.18%) Scala
16 16 (0.82%) R
17 12 (0.62%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 128 (6.57%) Degree
2 34 (1.75%) Security Cleared
3 29 (1.49%) ISTQB
4 24 (1.23%) SC Cleared
4 24 (1.23%) ISEB
5 16 (0.82%) Microsoft Certification
6 8 (0.41%) MCSE
7 7 (0.36%) ITIL Certification
7 7 (0.36%) MCITP
7 7 (0.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 6 (0.31%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 6 (0.31%) DV Cleared
9 5 (0.26%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 5 (0.26%) Oracle Certification
9 5 (0.26%) Cisco Certification
10 4 (0.21%) Citrix Certification
10 4 (0.21%) Siebel Certification
10 4 (0.21%) OCP
10 4 (0.21%) CCNP
10 4 (0.21%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 81 (4.16%) QA
2 35 (1.80%) Data Quality
3 17 (0.87%) Solvency II
4 11 (0.56%) ISO 9001
5 10 (0.51%) SLA
5 10 (0.51%) GAAP
6 7 (0.36%) Dodd-Frank
7 5 (0.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 4 (0.21%) COREP
8 4 (0.21%) Basel III
9 3 (0.15%) FINREP
9 3 (0.15%) EMIR
10 2 (0.10%) AIFMD
10 2 (0.10%) MiFID
11 1 (0.051%) Basel II
11 1 (0.051%) HL7
11 1 (0.051%) DICOM
11 1 (0.051%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 63 (3.24%) Active Directory
2 50 (2.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (1.23%) Oracle RAC
4 16 (0.82%) vSphere
5 13 (0.67%) Hyper-V
6 10 (0.51%) Xen
7 9 (0.46%) XenApp
8 7 (0.36%) Microsoft App-V
8 7 (0.36%) Apache Flume
9 6 (0.31%) KVM
9 6 (0.31%) HDFS
10 5 (0.26%) Oracle Clusterware
10 5 (0.26%) VMware ESXi
10 5 (0.26%) SRDF
10 5 (0.26%) ISA Server
10 5 (0.26%) VMware ESX
10 5 (0.26%) NFS
11 4 (0.21%) XenDesktop
11 4 (0.21%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 2 (0.10%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 30 (1.54%) HP Quality Center
2 23 (1.18%) Control-M
3 16 (0.82%) Puppet
3 16 (0.82%) Data Guard
4 13 (0.67%) SCCM
4 13 (0.67%) Oracle RMAN
5 9 (0.46%) SCOM
6 8 (0.41%) Cisco IPCC
7 7 (0.36%) Netcool
7 7 (0.36%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 7 (0.36%) Cisco UCCE
7 7 (0.36%) Oozie
8 6 (0.31%) Opscode Chef
8 6 (0.31%) Cisco Prime
9 5 (0.26%) BladeLogic
10 4 (0.21%) Nagios
10 4 (0.21%) Oracle Identity Manager
10 4 (0.21%) ITRS Geneos
10 4 (0.21%) Ansible
10 4 (0.21%) Jitterbit
Vendors
1 428 (21.98%) Oracle
2 331 (17.00%) Microsoft
3 81 (4.16%) Sybase
4 73 (3.75%) VMware
5 59 (3.03%) Tableau
6 50 (2.57%) IBM
7 49 (2.52%) Business Objects
8 39 (2.00%) HP
9 36 (1.85%) Cognos
10 31 (1.59%) TIBCO
11 30 (1.54%) Cisco
12 29 (1.49%) Informatica
13 27 (1.39%) Citrix
13 27 (1.39%) Teradata
14 24 (1.23%) SAP
15 23 (1.18%) Bloomberg
16 22 (1.13%) Red Hat
17 21 (1.08%) Sun
18 20 (1.03%) DevExpress
19 18 (0.92%) Charles River
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