The table below looks at the statistics for SQL skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SQL over the 3 months to 6 May 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
6 May 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 3615 3624 3387
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 16.08% 15.76% 15.88%
As % of the Programming Languages category 38.48% 38.30% 39.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 2575 2619 2372
Average daily rate
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£440 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.52% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £275 £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 21 28 41
Average hourly rate £22.50 £30.00 £23.20
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% +29.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £18.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £135.50 £44.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £32.50 £26.98
% change year-on-year
-23.07% +20.48%
SQL
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the London region.

Programming Languages Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
9394 9461 8678
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 41.78% 41.15% 40.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 6762 6996 6297
Average daily rate £450 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -5.55%
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 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 69 106
Average hourly rate £26.49 £35.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.31% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.72 £18.00 £17.84
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £160.00 £45.00
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 London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SQL across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

SQL Jobs Demand Trend in London

SQL
Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SQL across the London region.

SQL Daily Rate Trend in London

SQL
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SQL across the London region over the 3 months to 6 May 2015.

SQL Daily Rate Histogram in London

SQL
Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SQL across the London region.

SQL Hourly Rate Trend in London

SQL
Hourly Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SQL across the London region over the 3 months to 6 May 2015.

SQL Hourly Rate Histogram in London

SQL
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL within the London region over the 3 months to 6 May 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London -1 990 £450 - 421
Canary Wharf +1 29 £525 +10.52%
Croydon +4 21 £400 +14.28% 5
Docklands, London -1 19 £425 -15.84% 2
Feltham - 14 £415 -
Uxbridge -2 13 £350 +34.61% 3
Greenford +2 9 - -
Hammersmith - 9 £448 -
Twickenham - 8 £338 - 3
Bromley +9 6 £275 -50.00% 1
Hounslow -1 5 £350 -2.77% 4
Brentford -4 5 £350 -9.67% 1
Wembley - 5 £330 - 2
Ealing 0 4 £368 +22.50% 2
South Croydon - 3 £212 -
Chiswick +6 2 - -
Chessington - 2 - -
Harrow 0 1 £325 -4.41%
Southwark 0 1 £363 +49.94%
Osterley 0 1 £320 -
Enfield -7 1 - - 3
Isleworth -8 1 - -
Kingston Upon Thames -8 1 £400 +28.00% 13
New Malden - 1 - - 1
Romford - 1 - - 1
Stanmore - 1 £400 -
Ilford - 1 - - 1
West Drayton - 1 £210 - 1
Hackney - 1 - -
Mayfair - 1 £575 -
SQL
England

SQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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 1998 (28.93%) SQL Server
2 1948 (28.21%) Finance
3 1757 (25.44%) Oracle
4 1506 (21.81%) Java
5 1446 (20.94%) Agile Software Development
6 1415 (20.49%) Banking
7 1409 (20.40%) .NET
8 1329 (19.24%) C#
9 1098 (15.90%) Microsoft
10 983 (14.23%) Windows
11 925 (13.39%) JavaScript
12 920 (13.32%) UNIX
12 920 (13.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 904 (13.09%) Data Warehouse
14 875 (12.67%) Linux
15 872 (12.63%) Business Intelligence
16 828 (11.99%) HTML
17 825 (11.95%) T-SQL
18 804 (11.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
19 782 (11.32%) ETL
20 777 (11.25%) XML
21 738 (10.69%) Investment Banking
22 736 (10.66%) PL/SQL
23 721 (10.44%) MS Excel
24 698 (10.11%) Analytical Skills
25 625 (9.05%) Data Modelling
26 602 (8.72%) Relational Database
27 577 (8.36%) Front Office
28 564 (8.17%) Web Services
29 544 (7.88%) TDD

SQL
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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
1 317 (4.59%) SharePoint
2 286 (4.14%) IIS
3 176 (2.55%) Tomcat
4 172 (2.49%) SAS
5 148 (2.14%) WebLogic
6 135 (1.95%) Apache
7 115 (1.67%) WebSphere
8 89 (1.29%) JBoss
9 80 (1.16%) MS Exchange
10 77 (1.11%) CMS
11 72 (1.04%) Node.js
12 64 (0.93%) Oracle Workflow
13 56 (0.81%) SharePoint 2010
14 47 (0.68%) BizTalk Server
14 47 (0.68%) SharePoint 2013
15 46 (0.67%) Confluence
16 36 (0.52%) Lync
17 31 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2010
17 31 (0.45%) Apache Pig
18 29 (0.42%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 721 (10.44%) MS Excel
2 212 (3.07%) MS Office
3 93 (1.35%) MS Visio
4 80 (1.16%) MS PowerPoint
5 56 (0.81%) PowerPivot
6 43 (0.62%) MS Project
7 30 (0.43%) SPSS
7 30 (0.43%) Spreadsheet
8 14 (0.20%) Photoshop
9 8 (0.12%) InfoPath
10 5 (0.072%) Maya
10 5 (0.072%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 3 (0.043%) FastStats
12 2 (0.029%) Weka
12 2 (0.029%) Adobe Illustrator
12 2 (0.029%) Acrobat
12 2 (0.029%) Fireworks
12 2 (0.029%) HipChat
13 1 (0.014%) AutoCAD
13 1 (0.014%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 149 (2.16%) Dynamics CRM
2 116 (1.68%) Markit EDM
3 48 (0.70%) Oracle EBS
4 47 (0.68%) Oracle EBS R12
5 46 (0.67%) thinkFolio
6 42 (0.61%) Oracle General Ledger
7 35 (0.51%) Oracle Payables
8 30 (0.43%) Dynamics AX
8 30 (0.43%) Summit
9 27 (0.39%) Oracle Receivables
10 26 (0.38%) Oracle Financials
11 22 (0.32%) Oracle BPM
12 21 (0.30%) Agresso
12 21 (0.30%) Oracle Applications
13 19 (0.28%) SimCorp Dimension
13 19 (0.28%) IntelliMatch
14 18 (0.26%) RMDS
14 18 (0.26%) Cognos TM1
14 18 (0.26%) Cognos Business Intelligence
15 17 (0.25%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 106 (1.53%) Amazon AWS
2 53 (0.77%) Microsoft Azure
3 32 (0.46%) SaaS
4 28 (0.41%) GitHub
5 27 (0.39%) Office 365
6 23 (0.33%) Google Analytics
7 21 (0.30%) Amazon EC2
8 12 (0.17%) Adobe Analytics
8 12 (0.17%) Yammer
9 11 (0.16%) Cloud Computing
10 10 (0.14%) Amazon S3
10 10 (0.14%) IaaS
11 9 (0.13%) Google Cloud Platform
11 9 (0.13%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 7 (0.10%) PaaS
13 5 (0.072%) Heroku
13 5 (0.072%) Amazon EMR
13 5 (0.072%) Google App Engine
13 5 (0.072%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
14 4 (0.058%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 139 (2.01%) Firewall
2 125 (1.81%) Internet
3 124 (1.80%) HTTP
4 123 (1.78%) TCP/IP
5 108 (1.56%) SAN
6 96 (1.39%) DNS
7 81 (1.17%) WAN
8 75 (1.09%) LAN
9 58 (0.84%) VPN
10 57 (0.83%) SSL
11 47 (0.68%) DHCP
12 43 (0.62%) FTP
13 35 (0.51%) NAS
14 34 (0.49%) Network Security
15 33 (0.48%) LDAP
16 27 (0.39%) SNMP
16 27 (0.39%) Intranet
17 26 (0.38%) SMTP
18 25 (0.36%) VLAN
18 25 (0.36%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1998 (28.93%) SQL Server
2 920 (13.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 904 (13.09%) Data Warehouse
4 804 (11.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 602 (8.72%) Relational Database
6 512 (7.41%) SQL Server 2008
7 445 (6.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 432 (6.26%) Oracle Database
9 281 (4.07%) MySQL
10 271 (3.92%) RDBMS
11 251 (3.63%) SQL Server 2012
12 237 (3.43%) QlikView
13 199 (2.88%) Big Data
14 176 (2.55%) Hadoop
14 176 (2.55%) Oracle Database 11g
15 164 (2.37%) SQL Server 2005
16 157 (2.27%) Oracle Reports
17 149 (2.16%) OLAP
18 138 (2.00%) MongoDB
19 129 (1.87%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 291 (4.21%) JIRA
2 232 (3.36%) Visual Studio
3 221 (3.20%) Subversion
4 199 (2.88%) Git (software)
5 183 (2.65%) Team Foundation Server
6 179 (2.59%) Maven
7 163 (2.36%) Selenium
8 137 (1.98%) Jenkins
9 116 (1.68%) JUnit
10 95 (1.38%) Ant
11 87 (1.26%) Eclipse
12 83 (1.20%) TeamCity
12 83 (1.20%) Cucumber
13 75 (1.09%) Oracle Forms
14 69 (1.00%) QuickTest Pro
15 68 (0.98%) Toad
16 62 (0.90%) NUnit
17 48 (0.70%) SoapUI
18 42 (0.61%) WebDriver
19 40 (0.58%) JMeter
General
1 1948 (28.21%) Finance
2 1415 (20.49%) Banking
3 738 (10.69%) Investment Banking
4 577 (8.36%) Front Office
5 216 (3.13%) Retail
6 194 (2.81%) Back Office
7 166 (2.40%) Marketing
8 126 (1.82%) Telecoms
9 95 (1.38%) Legal
10 84 (1.22%) Financial Institution
11 77 (1.11%) Advertising
12 75 (1.09%) Games
13 48 (0.70%) Law
14 43 (0.62%) General Ledger
15 37 (0.54%) Billing
16 35 (0.51%) Publishing
17 32 (0.46%) Retail Banking
18 27 (0.39%) French Language
19 25 (0.36%) Manufacturing
20 19 (0.28%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 3160 (45.76%) Developer
2 1639 (23.73%) Analyst
3 519 (7.52%) SQL Developer
4 474 (6.86%) Java Developer
5 471 (6.82%) Business Analyst
6 379 (5.49%) Senior Developer
7 359 (5.20%) C# Developer
8 338 (4.89%) Consultant
9 308 (4.46%) Data Analyst
10 301 (4.36%) Applications Support
11 275 (3.98%) Support Analyst
12 274 (3.97%) Architect
13 266 (3.85%) DBA
14 259 (3.75%) .NET Developer
15 240 (3.48%) Business Intelligence Developer
16 224 (3.24%) Test Analyst
17 201 (2.91%) SQL DBA
18 191 (2.77%) Oracle Developer
19 148 (2.14%) Administrator
20 141 (2.04%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1409 (20.40%) .NET
2 828 (11.99%) HTML
3 777 (11.25%) XML
4 564 (8.17%) Web Services
5 520 (7.53%) CSS
6 475 (6.88%) ASP.NET
7 331 (4.79%) jQuery
8 327 (4.74%) WCF
9 311 (4.50%) Spring
10 263 (3.81%) .NET Framework
11 254 (3.68%) J2EE
12 245 (3.55%) HTML5
13 232 (3.36%) SOAP
14 205 (2.97%) REST
15 199 (2.88%) Hibernate
16 189 (2.74%) WPF
17 166 (2.40%) RESTful
18 158 (2.29%) ASP.NET MVC
19 155 (2.24%) JSP
20 151 (2.19%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 698 (10.11%) Analytical Skills
2 362 (5.24%) Fixed Income
3 344 (4.98%) Derivative
4 304 (4.40%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 263 (3.81%) Computer Science
6 203 (2.94%) Equities
7 187 (2.71%) NHS
8 149 (2.16%) Data Integration
9 136 (1.97%) Visualisation
10 123 (1.78%) Open Source
11 121 (1.75%) Mathematics
12 118 (1.71%) Data Structures
13 111 (1.61%) Market Risk
14 101 (1.46%) Management Information System
15 99 (1.43%) Clustering
16 94 (1.36%) Hedge funds
17 86 (1.25%) Credit Risk
17 86 (1.25%) Replication
18 84 (1.22%) Client/Server
19 81 (1.17%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 983 (14.23%) Windows
2 920 (13.32%) UNIX
3 875 (12.67%) Linux
4 192 (2.78%) Windows Server 2008
5 147 (2.13%) Windows Server 2003
6 129 (1.87%) Windows Server 2012
7 98 (1.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 85 (1.23%) Windows 7
9 75 (1.09%) Solaris
10 67 (0.97%) AIX
11 43 (0.62%) Android
12 32 (0.46%) Apple iOS
13 31 (0.45%) Windows XP
14 30 (0.43%) CentOS
15 28 (0.41%) Windows 8
16 26 (0.38%) Ubuntu
17 19 (0.28%) Mac OS X
18 15 (0.22%) Mac OS X Server
19 14 (0.20%) Windows Vista
20 10 (0.14%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1446 (20.94%) Agile Software Development
2 872 (12.63%) Business Intelligence
3 782 (11.32%) ETL
4 625 (9.05%) Data Modelling
5 544 (7.88%) TDD
6 516 (7.47%) Migration
7 484 (7.01%) OO
8 461 (6.68%) Scrum
9 411 (5.95%) Analytics
10 382 (5.53%) Data Analysis
11 367 (5.31%) MVC
12 341 (4.94%) CRM
13 339 (4.91%) Multithreading
14 325 (4.71%) ITIL
15 307 (4.45%) Performance Tuning
16 292 (4.23%) Project Management
17 285 (4.13%) User Acceptance Testing
18 273 (3.95%) Continuous Integration
19 245 (3.55%) Business Analysis
20 236 (3.42%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 1506 (21.81%) Java
2 1329 (19.24%) C#
3 925 (13.39%) JavaScript
4 825 (11.95%) T-SQL
5 736 (10.66%) PL/SQL
6 433 (6.27%) Python
7 401 (5.81%) VBA
8 368 (5.33%) C++
9 281 (4.07%) Perl
10 255 (3.69%) Shell Script
11 210 (3.04%) VB
12 166 (2.40%) PowerShell
13 165 (2.39%) VB.NET
14 153 (2.22%) Ruby
15 143 (2.07%) PHP
16 120 (1.74%) C
17 111 (1.61%) VBScript
18 109 (1.58%) Bash Shell
19 80 (1.16%) R
20 79 (1.14%) Scala
Qualifications
1 520 (7.53%) Degree
2 232 (3.36%) Security Cleared
3 144 (2.09%) SC Cleared
4 103 (1.49%) ISEB
5 78 (1.13%) ISTQB
6 68 (0.98%) Microsoft Certification
7 63 (0.91%) DV Cleared
8 39 (0.56%) ITIL Certification
9 34 (0.49%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 30 (0.43%) MCSE
11 26 (0.38%) Cisco Certification
12 19 (0.28%) Sun Certification
12 19 (0.28%) MCITP
12 19 (0.28%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 18 (0.26%) CCNA
14 16 (0.23%) CCNP
15 15 (0.22%) Oracle Certification
16 13 (0.19%) PhD
16 13 (0.19%) OCPJP
17 12 (0.17%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 400 (5.79%) QA
2 76 (1.10%) Data Quality
3 38 (0.55%) SLA
4 30 (0.43%) Solvency II
5 23 (0.33%) EMIR
6 21 (0.30%) Dodd-Frank
7 20 (0.29%) GAAP
8 13 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 13 (0.19%) MiFID
9 12 (0.17%) PCI DSS
9 12 (0.17%) ISO 9001
10 11 (0.16%) Basel III
11 10 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 9 (0.13%) HL7
12 9 (0.13%) COREP
13 8 (0.12%) FATCA
14 7 (0.10%) AIFMD
15 6 (0.087%) DICOM
16 5 (0.072%) FINREP
17 4 (0.058%) WAI
System Software
1 248 (3.59%) Active Directory
2 162 (2.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 58 (0.84%) Hyper-V
4 54 (0.78%) vSphere
5 49 (0.71%) Oracle RAC
6 33 (0.48%) XenApp
6 33 (0.48%) HDFS
7 28 (0.41%) Apache Flume
8 23 (0.33%) Xen
9 21 (0.30%) VMware ESX
10 19 (0.28%) NFS
11 15 (0.22%) XenDesktop
12 14 (0.20%) Docker
13 13 (0.19%) vCloud
13 13 (0.19%) Microsoft App-V
14 12 (0.17%) KVM
15 11 (0.16%) Oracle Clusterware
15 11 (0.16%) VMware ESXi
16 10 (0.14%) SRDF
16 10 (0.14%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 133 (1.93%) HP Quality Center
2 78 (1.13%) Puppet
3 76 (1.10%) Control-M
4 56 (0.81%) SCCM
5 45 (0.65%) ITRS Geneos
6 38 (0.55%) SCOM
7 37 (0.54%) Opscode Chef
8 27 (0.39%) Data Guard
8 27 (0.39%) Oracle RMAN
9 26 (0.38%) BladeLogic
10 18 (0.26%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 14 (0.20%) Nagios
11 14 (0.20%) Oozie
11 14 (0.20%) Ansible
11 14 (0.20%) Salt
12 11 (0.16%) Netcool
13 10 (0.14%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
14 9 (0.13%) Cisco IPCC
14 9 (0.13%) Cisco Prime
14 9 (0.13%) Graphite
Vendors
1 1757 (25.44%) Oracle
2 1098 (15.90%) Microsoft
3 261 (3.78%) Sybase
4 242 (3.50%) VMware
5 207 (3.00%) Tableau
6 197 (2.85%) IBM
7 190 (2.75%) Business Objects
8 165 (2.39%) HP
9 157 (2.27%) Informatica
10 135 (1.95%) Cognos
11 122 (1.77%) Citrix
12 120 (1.74%) Cisco
13 118 (1.71%) Red Hat
14 112 (1.62%) SAP
15 99 (1.43%) Teradata
16 93 (1.35%) TIBCO
17 59 (0.85%) NetApp
18 53 (0.77%) Bloomberg
19 52 (0.75%) Salesforce.com
20 47 (0.68%) Google
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