The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Programming Languages category for the City of London region.

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
18 Apr 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 1130 1103 1308
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 17.51% 17.70% 16.17%
As % of the Programming Languages category 41.24% 43.10% 44.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 845 857 938
Average daily rate £450 £455 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.99% +1.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £313 £282
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 8 9
Average hourly rate £50.00 £72.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.03% +262.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.00 £11.00 £19.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £162.00 £100.25 £50.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £25.56
% change year-on-year
+9.09% +7.57%
Programming Languages Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
2740 2559 2912
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 42.45% 41.06% 36.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 2103 2001 2138
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £313 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.30% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 20 27
Average hourly rate £30.34 £47.50 £25.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-36.12% +86.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.10 £16.69 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £92.00 £72.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +2.94%
SQL
London

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 18 April 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 18 April 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 18 April 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.

1 694 (31.12%) Finance
2 666 (29.87%) SQL Server
3 622 (27.89%) Oracle
4 609 (27.31%) Banking
5 457 (20.49%) .NET
6 438 (19.64%) C#
7 413 (18.52%) Java
8 334 (14.98%) Microsoft
9 304 (13.63%) Investment Banking
10 289 (12.96%) Data Warehouse
11 285 (12.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 280 (12.56%) Windows
13 274 (12.29%) Business Intelligence
14 264 (11.84%) T-SQL
15 255 (11.43%) UNIX
15 255 (11.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 229 (10.27%) Linux
17 218 (9.78%) PL/SQL
18 215 (9.64%) MS Excel
19 214 (9.60%) ETL
20 211 (9.46%) HTML
21 207 (9.28%) Agile Software Development
22 192 (8.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
23 189 (8.48%) XML
24 183 (8.21%) Relational Database
25 182 (8.16%) JavaScript
26 181 (8.12%) Front Office
27 180 (8.07%) SQL Server 2008
28 168 (7.53%) Oracle Database
29 166 (7.44%) Derivative

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 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
1 115 (5.16%) SharePoint
2 73 (3.27%) IIS
3 49 (2.20%) SAS
4 48 (2.15%) Apache
5 45 (2.02%) WebLogic
6 41 (1.84%) Tomcat
7 36 (1.61%) WebSphere
8 35 (1.57%) MS Exchange
9 30 (1.35%) SharePoint 2010
10 25 (1.12%) Oracle Coherence
11 24 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2010
12 18 (0.81%) Oracle Workflow
12 18 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2007
13 15 (0.67%) Node.js
14 14 (0.63%) CMS
14 14 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2003
15 13 (0.58%) SharePoint 2013
16 11 (0.49%) BizTalk Server
16 11 (0.49%) Apache Pig
17 10 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 215 (9.64%) MS Excel
2 51 (2.29%) MS Office
3 25 (1.12%) MS Visio
4 21 (0.94%) MS PowerPoint
5 15 (0.67%) MS Project
6 12 (0.54%) PowerPivot
7 10 (0.45%) Spreadsheet
8 9 (0.40%) Mathematica
9 8 (0.36%) SPSS
10 7 (0.31%) InfoPath
11 5 (0.22%) Adobe Illustrator
12 2 (0.090%) Mingle
12 2 (0.090%) Final Cut Pro
12 2 (0.090%) Stata
13 1 (0.045%) Photoshop
13 1 (0.045%) Maya
13 1 (0.045%) FastStats
Business Applications
1 31 (1.39%) Markit EDM
2 18 (0.81%) Oracle EBS
3 17 (0.76%) Dynamics CRM
3 17 (0.76%) RMDS
4 16 (0.72%) Oracle EBS R12
5 13 (0.58%) Agresso
6 12 (0.54%) Magento
7 11 (0.49%) Summit
7 11 (0.49%) Oracle Payables
8 10 (0.45%) IntelliMatch
8 10 (0.45%) Oracle General Ledger
9 9 (0.40%) Minerva
9 9 (0.40%) Global One
10 8 (0.36%) Oracle Assets
10 8 (0.36%) Endur
10 8 (0.36%) Oracle CRM
11 7 (0.31%) Dynamics AX
11 7 (0.31%) Cognos Business Intelligence
11 7 (0.31%) Google Analytics
11 7 (0.31%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 14 (0.63%) Amazon EC2
2 11 (0.49%) SaaS
3 10 (0.45%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (0.45%) Cloud Computing
4 7 (0.31%) Amazon AWS
5 5 (0.22%) GitHub
6 4 (0.18%) PaaS
7 3 (0.13%) Force.com
7 3 (0.13%) Heroku
8 2 (0.090%) Office 365
9 1 (0.045%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 53 (2.38%) SAN
2 43 (1.93%) TCP/IP
3 39 (1.75%) HTTP
4 35 (1.57%) Internet
5 32 (1.43%) WAN
6 25 (1.12%) Firewall
7 21 (0.94%) LAN
8 19 (0.85%) DNS
9 14 (0.63%) NAS
9 14 (0.63%) LDAP
10 13 (0.58%) DHCP
11 12 (0.54%) FTP
12 11 (0.49%) SSL
12 11 (0.49%) Multicast
13 10 (0.45%) FCoE
13 10 (0.45%) Fibre Channel
13 10 (0.45%) Cisco ASA
14 8 (0.36%) VPN
15 5 (0.22%) Intranet
16 4 (0.18%) MRTG
Database & Business Intelligence
1 666 (29.87%) SQL Server
2 289 (12.96%) Data Warehouse
3 285 (12.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 255 (11.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 192 (8.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 183 (8.21%) Relational Database
7 180 (8.07%) SQL Server 2008
8 168 (7.53%) Oracle Database
9 94 (4.22%) Oracle Database 11g
10 90 (4.04%) SQL Server 2005
11 76 (3.41%) MySQL
12 75 (3.36%) QlikView
13 66 (2.96%) RDBMS
14 51 (2.29%) OLAP
15 50 (2.24%) SQL Server 2012
16 45 (2.02%) Oracle Database 10g
16 45 (2.02%) Data Mining
16 45 (2.02%) Big Data
17 43 (1.93%) MS Access
18 41 (1.84%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 74 (3.32%) JIRA
2 73 (3.27%) Subversion
3 67 (3.00%) Selenium
4 66 (2.96%) Maven
5 60 (2.69%) Visual Studio
6 52 (2.33%) Git (software)
7 51 (2.29%) Team Foundation Server
8 42 (1.88%) JUnit
9 40 (1.79%) TeamCity
10 38 (1.70%) Jenkins
11 31 (1.39%) Ant
12 30 (1.35%) Toad
13 29 (1.30%) WebDriver
14 26 (1.17%) SoapUI
15 24 (1.08%) Cucumber
16 22 (0.99%) Oracle Forms
17 20 (0.90%) Eclipse
18 18 (0.81%) Apache Ivy
18 18 (0.81%) Hudson
19 17 (0.76%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 694 (31.12%) Finance
2 609 (27.31%) Banking
3 304 (13.63%) Investment Banking
4 181 (8.12%) Front Office
5 80 (3.59%) Retail
6 64 (2.87%) Back Office
7 55 (2.47%) Marketing
8 45 (2.02%) Financial Institution
9 41 (1.84%) Legal
10 39 (1.75%) Telecoms
11 37 (1.66%) Law
12 33 (1.48%) Advertising
13 25 (1.12%) Retail Banking
14 14 (0.63%) German Language
15 13 (0.58%) Publishing
16 11 (0.49%) Games
16 11 (0.49%) Pharmaceutical
17 10 (0.45%) Billing
18 6 (0.27%) Music Industry
19 5 (0.22%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 989 (44.35%) Developer
2 571 (25.61%) Analyst
3 224 (10.04%) Business Analyst
4 178 (7.98%) SQL Developer
5 139 (6.23%) Java Developer
6 128 (5.74%) C# Developer
7 104 (4.66%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 100 (4.48%) Senior Developer
9 98 (4.39%) Architect
10 94 (4.22%) .NET Developer
11 86 (3.86%) Data Analyst
12 85 (3.81%) DBA
13 84 (3.77%) Consultant
14 75 (3.36%) Support Analyst
15 73 (3.27%) Applications Support
16 54 (2.42%) SQL DBA
17 52 (2.33%) Oracle Developer
18 51 (2.29%) Project Manager
19 42 (1.88%) Administrator
20 41 (1.84%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 457 (20.49%) .NET
2 211 (9.46%) HTML
3 189 (8.48%) XML
4 165 (7.40%) ASP.NET
5 156 (7.00%) Web Services
6 144 (6.46%) CSS
7 109 (4.89%) jQuery
8 108 (4.84%) Spring
9 93 (4.17%) WCF
10 83 (3.72%) Hibernate
11 76 (3.41%) .NET Framework
12 66 (2.96%) WPF
12 66 (2.96%) ASP.NET MVC
13 59 (2.65%) Ajax
14 57 (2.56%) J2EE
15 52 (2.33%) SOAP
16 51 (2.29%) MDX
16 51 (2.29%) HTML5
17 45 (2.02%) Middleware
18 41 (1.84%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 166 (7.44%) Derivative
2 105 (4.71%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 95 (4.26%) Fixed Income
4 80 (3.59%) Equities
5 68 (3.05%) Computer Science
6 63 (2.83%) Market Risk
7 58 (2.60%) Credit Risk
7 58 (2.60%) Clustering
8 55 (2.47%) NHS
9 42 (1.88%) Data Integration
10 41 (1.84%) Mathematics
11 33 (1.48%) Management Information System
12 28 (1.26%) Enterprise Software
13 27 (1.21%) Replication
13 27 (1.21%) Equity Derivative
14 25 (1.12%) Visualisation
15 24 (1.08%) Hedge funds
16 23 (1.03%) Open Source
17 22 (0.99%) Statistics
17 22 (0.99%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 280 (12.56%) Windows
2 255 (11.43%) UNIX
3 229 (10.27%) Linux
4 77 (3.45%) Solaris
5 57 (2.56%) Windows Server 2003
6 53 (2.38%) Windows Server 2008
7 19 (0.85%) Windows 7
8 17 (0.76%) Windows XP
9 15 (0.67%) Windows Server 2012
10 14 (0.63%) AIX
11 13 (0.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 11 (0.49%) Apple iOS
13 7 (0.31%) Windows 2000 Server
14 6 (0.27%) Debian
15 4 (0.18%) Windows 2000
15 4 (0.18%) VMS
16 3 (0.13%) Ubuntu
16 3 (0.13%) HPUX
16 3 (0.13%) Android
17 2 (0.090%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 274 (12.29%) Business Intelligence
2 214 (9.60%) ETL
3 207 (9.28%) Agile Software Development
4 162 (7.26%) TDD
5 147 (6.59%) Data Modelling
6 143 (6.41%) OO
7 133 (5.96%) Analytics
8 126 (5.65%) Migration
9 120 (5.38%) MVC
10 115 (5.16%) Scrum
10 115 (5.16%) Data Analysis
11 107 (4.80%) Asset Management
12 105 (4.71%) Performance Tuning
13 103 (4.62%) Business Analysis
14 99 (4.44%) E-Commerce
15 94 (4.22%) ITIL
15 94 (4.22%) Continuous Integration
16 91 (4.08%) Workflow
17 88 (3.95%) User Acceptance Testing
18 85 (3.81%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 438 (19.64%) C#
2 413 (18.52%) Java
3 264 (11.84%) T-SQL
4 218 (9.78%) PL/SQL
5 182 (8.16%) JavaScript
6 136 (6.10%) VBA
7 103 (4.62%) C++
8 86 (3.86%) Perl
9 79 (3.54%) Python
10 71 (3.18%) Shell Script
11 55 (2.47%) VB
12 52 (2.33%) PHP
13 50 (2.24%) Ruby
14 45 (2.02%) VB.NET
15 44 (1.97%) C
16 29 (1.30%) VBScript
17 28 (1.26%) PowerShell
18 19 (0.85%) Scala
19 18 (0.81%) Bash Shell
20 16 (0.72%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 158 (7.09%) Degree
2 58 (2.60%) Security Cleared
3 50 (2.24%) Microsoft Certification
4 29 (1.30%) DV Cleared
5 28 (1.26%) ISEB
6 25 (1.12%) MCSE
6 25 (1.12%) MCITP
6 25 (1.12%) SC Cleared
7 17 (0.76%) PhD
8 14 (0.63%) MCSA
9 13 (0.58%) MCP
10 12 (0.54%) MBA
10 12 (0.54%) MCTS
11 8 (0.36%) ISTQB
12 6 (0.27%) MCSD
13 5 (0.22%) Cisco Certification
13 5 (0.22%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 4 (0.18%) CTC Cleared
14 4 (0.18%) MCAD
14 4 (0.18%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 105 (4.71%) QA
2 40 (1.79%) Basel III
3 29 (1.30%) Data Quality
4 22 (0.99%) ISO 9001
5 17 (0.76%) SLA
6 16 (0.72%) Dodd-Frank
7 15 (0.67%) EMIR
7 15 (0.67%) CRD IV
8 12 (0.54%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 7 (0.31%) Solvency II
10 5 (0.22%) HL7
11 4 (0.18%) COREP
11 4 (0.18%) FATCA
12 3 (0.13%) Basel II
12 3 (0.13%) PCI DSS
12 3 (0.13%) FINREP
13 2 (0.090%) ISO 9002
14 1 (0.045%) COBIT
14 1 (0.045%) ISO/IEC 27001
14 1 (0.045%) P3O
System Software
1 84 (3.77%) Active Directory
2 45 (2.02%) VMware Infrastructure
3 30 (1.35%) Oracle RAC
4 22 (0.99%) XenApp
5 19 (0.85%) vSphere
6 17 (0.76%) Oracle RMAN
6 17 (0.76%) Hyper-V
7 16 (0.72%) XenDesktop
8 13 (0.58%) NFS
8 13 (0.58%) VMware ESX
9 11 (0.49%) SRDF
9 11 (0.49%) VMware ESXi
10 8 (0.36%) vCloud
11 6 (0.27%) Xen
12 5 (0.22%) Microsoft App-V
13 4 (0.18%) KVM
13 4 (0.18%) XenServer
14 3 (0.13%) Veritas Volume Manager
14 3 (0.13%) Sendmail
15 2 (0.090%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 34 (1.52%) HP Quality Center
2 20 (0.90%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 19 (0.85%) Puppet
4 17 (0.76%) SCCM
5 13 (0.58%) Data Guard
6 12 (0.54%) Control-M
7 10 (0.45%) SCOM
8 8 (0.36%) Tivoli
9 7 (0.31%) Opscode Chef
10 6 (0.27%) EMC NetWorker
11 5 (0.22%) WSUS
12 4 (0.18%) CA Endevor
13 3 (0.13%) BladeLogic
13 3 (0.13%) ServiceCenter
13 3 (0.13%) NetBackup
13 3 (0.13%) Backup Exec
14 2 (0.090%) ITRS Geneos
14 2 (0.090%) Oracle EDQ
14 2 (0.090%) HP SIM
14 2 (0.090%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 622 (27.89%) Oracle
2 334 (14.98%) Microsoft
3 103 (4.62%) Sybase
4 88 (3.95%) VMware
5 76 (3.41%) Business Objects
6 61 (2.74%) Citrix
7 53 (2.38%) Cisco
8 47 (2.11%) HP
9 35 (1.57%) Informatica
10 34 (1.52%) NetApp
11 33 (1.48%) EMC
12 30 (1.35%) TIBCO
13 27 (1.21%) IBM
14 26 (1.17%) Charles River
15 25 (1.12%) SAP
15 25 (1.12%) Murex
16 23 (1.03%) Cognos
17 22 (0.99%) Tableau
17 22 (0.99%) JBoss
18 21 (0.94%) Teradata
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