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 17 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
17 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 3641 3772 3439
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 15.71% 15.49% 15.95%
As % of the Programming Languages category 36.76% 38.27% 38.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 2690 2651 2381
Average daily rate
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£425 £438 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 30 46
Average hourly rate £20.00 £27.25 £34.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.60% -21.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.85 £16.80 £14.58
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.55 £45.75 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-3.70% -10.00%
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
9906 9855 8955
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 42.74% 40.46% 41.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 7562 7112 6428
Average daily rate £450 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £288
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 48 86 121
Average hourly rate £22.50 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.71% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £18.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.50 £50.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+9.23% -7.14%

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 17 December 2014.

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 17 December 2014.

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 17 December 2014. 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 1010 £425 -5.55% 395
Canary Wharf +3 21 £450 -18.18% 1
Docklands, London -3 15 £413 -25.00% 1
Harrow - 12 £355 - 1
Bromley +1 8 £365 -1.88% 2
Croydon -13 8 £400 +10.72% 9
Brentford +1 7 £261 -34.75%
Feltham - 7 £272 - 1
Hammersmith +7 6 £350 -33.33%
Westminster -7 6 £525 +55.55%
Wembley - 5 £110 - 2
Wimbledon - 4 £388 - 2
Chessington +3 3 - - 1
Kingston Upon Thames -6 3 £375 +8.38% 4
Isleworth - 3 £420 - 4
Uxbridge 0 2 £263 -15.32% 1
Hounslow -4 2 £350 +21.73% 1
South Croydon - 2 £212 -
Greenford +3 1 - -
Twickenham +2 1 £330 -20.48% 1
Romford 0 1 - - 1
Southwark -1 1 £313 -
Chiswick -1 1 - -
Enfield -3 1 £275 - 1
Coulsdon - 1 £563 -
Beckenham - 1 £325 -
Edgware - 1 £530 -
Teddington - 1 £375 -
Worcester Park - - - -
Ealing - - - - 2
Hillingdon - - - -
Paddington - - - -
Ruislip - - - -
Sidcup - - - - 1
New Malden - - - - 1
Upminster - - - -
Stanmore - - - -
Surbiton - - - - 1
Dagenham - - - -
Barnet - - - - 1
Grays - - - -
Hornchurch - - - -
Mayfair - - - -
Finchley - - - -
SQL
England

SQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 17 December 2014, 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 2055 (27.89%) Oracle
2 1978 (26.84%) Finance
3 1895 (25.72%) SQL Server
4 1506 (20.44%) Agile Software Development
5 1458 (19.79%) Banking
6 1396 (18.94%) .NET
7 1373 (18.63%) Java
8 1348 (18.29%) C#
9 1144 (15.52%) Microsoft
10 1060 (14.38%) Windows
11 1023 (13.88%) UNIX
12 898 (12.19%) PL/SQL
13 882 (11.97%) Linux
14 876 (11.89%) Data Warehouse
15 845 (11.47%) JavaScript
16 839 (11.39%) Business Intelligence
17 836 (11.34%) HTML
18 834 (11.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
19 833 (11.30%) XML
20 820 (11.13%) ETL
21 796 (10.80%) Analytical Skills
22 794 (10.77%) T-SQL
23 742 (10.07%) MS Excel
24 738 (10.01%) Investment Banking
25 705 (9.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
26 627 (8.51%) TDD
27 622 (8.44%) Front Office
28 608 (8.25%) Relational Database
29 590 (8.01%) Data Modelling
30 589 (7.99%) Migration

SQL
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 17 December 2014, 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
1 353 (4.79%) SharePoint
2 251 (3.41%) IIS
3 236 (3.20%) SAS
4 143 (1.94%) Apache
5 126 (1.71%) Tomcat
6 114 (1.55%) WebSphere
7 106 (1.44%) WebLogic
8 94 (1.28%) SharePoint 2010
9 89 (1.21%) MS Exchange
10 84 (1.14%) SharePoint 2013
11 67 (0.91%) CMS
12 65 (0.88%) BizTalk Server
13 64 (0.87%) JBoss
14 51 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2010
15 50 (0.68%) Node.js
16 48 (0.65%) Confluence
17 44 (0.60%) Oracle Workflow
18 33 (0.45%) Oracle Coherence
19 27 (0.37%) Umbraco
20 25 (0.34%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 742 (10.07%) MS Excel
2 269 (3.65%) MS Office
3 96 (1.30%) MS Visio
4 76 (1.03%) MS PowerPoint
5 61 (0.83%) MS Project
6 54 (0.73%) Spreadsheet
7 45 (0.61%) SPSS
8 35 (0.47%) PowerPivot
9 10 (0.14%) FastStats
10 8 (0.11%) InfoPath
11 5 (0.068%) Final Cut Pro
12 4 (0.054%) Photoshop
13 3 (0.041%) Acrobat
14 2 (0.027%) ProjectWise
14 2 (0.027%) Mathematica
15 1 (0.014%) Adobe Creative Suite
15 1 (0.014%) LaTeX
15 1 (0.014%) S-PLUS
15 1 (0.014%) Fireworks
15 1 (0.014%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 143 (1.94%) Dynamics CRM
2 97 (1.32%) Markit EDM
3 64 (0.87%) Oracle EBS
4 55 (0.75%) Oracle EBS R12
5 49 (0.66%) Agresso
6 41 (0.56%) Oracle General Ledger
7 39 (0.53%) Oracle Receivables
8 38 (0.52%) Oracle Payables
9 34 (0.46%) Dynamics AX
9 34 (0.46%) Google Analytics
10 31 (0.42%) Oracle Assets
11 25 (0.34%) Oracle Applications
12 24 (0.33%) Oracle Financials
13 21 (0.28%) Cognos TM1
13 21 (0.28%) RMDS
14 20 (0.27%) Cognos Business Intelligence
15 18 (0.24%) Remedy ITSM
15 18 (0.24%) SAP BPC
15 18 (0.24%) Summit
16 17 (0.23%) Oracle Internet Expenses
Cloud Services
1 102 (1.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 60 (0.81%) Amazon AWS
3 49 (0.66%) PaaS
4 21 (0.28%) SaaS
5 20 (0.27%) Amazon EC2
6 15 (0.20%) Amazon S3
7 13 (0.18%) GitHub
7 13 (0.18%) Google Cloud Platform
7 13 (0.18%) Cloud Computing
8 7 (0.095%) Google App Engine
8 7 (0.095%) Force.com
8 7 (0.095%) Heroku
9 5 (0.068%) Amazon EMR
9 5 (0.068%) IaaS
10 4 (0.054%) Google Apps
10 4 (0.054%) Office 365
11 3 (0.041%) Route 53
12 2 (0.027%) CloudFront
12 2 (0.027%) OpenShift
12 2 (0.027%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 137 (1.86%) Firewall
2 124 (1.68%) HTTP
3 117 (1.59%) DNS
3 117 (1.59%) SAN
4 115 (1.56%) TCP/IP
5 109 (1.48%) Internet
6 72 (0.98%) WAN
7 65 (0.88%) LAN
8 56 (0.76%) SSL
9 52 (0.71%) VPN
9 52 (0.71%) FTP
10 49 (0.66%) DHCP
11 45 (0.61%) Intranet
12 42 (0.57%) LDAP
13 33 (0.45%) Network Security
13 33 (0.45%) VLAN
14 25 (0.34%) NetScaler
15 24 (0.33%) Multicast
16 23 (0.31%) SNMP
16 23 (0.31%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1895 (25.72%) SQL Server
2 876 (11.89%) Data Warehouse
3 834 (11.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 705 (9.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 608 (8.25%) Relational Database
6 583 (7.91%) SQL Server 2008
7 565 (7.67%) Oracle Database
8 393 (5.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 294 (3.99%) MySQL
10 248 (3.37%) RDBMS
11 242 (3.28%) Oracle Database 11g
12 221 (3.00%) SQL Server 2012
13 215 (2.92%) Big Data
14 203 (2.75%) Oracle Reports
15 197 (2.67%) QlikView
16 192 (2.61%) SQL Server 2005
17 186 (2.52%) Hadoop
18 178 (2.42%) NoSQL
19 166 (2.25%) MongoDB
20 162 (2.20%) DB2
Development Applications
1 274 (3.72%) JIRA
2 263 (3.57%) Team Foundation Server
3 260 (3.53%) Subversion
4 233 (3.16%) Visual Studio
5 229 (3.11%) Selenium
6 224 (3.04%) Git (software)
7 174 (2.36%) Maven
8 150 (2.04%) JUnit
9 120 (1.63%) Cucumber
10 114 (1.55%) Jenkins
11 109 (1.48%) Eclipse
12 94 (1.28%) QuickTest Pro
13 89 (1.21%) Toad
14 80 (1.09%) NUnit
15 78 (1.06%) Oracle Forms
15 78 (1.06%) TeamCity
16 72 (0.98%) Ant
17 52 (0.71%) WebDriver
18 50 (0.68%) SoapUI
19 49 (0.66%) ClearCase
General
1 1978 (26.84%) Finance
2 1458 (19.79%) Banking
3 738 (10.01%) Investment Banking
4 622 (8.44%) Front Office
5 233 (3.16%) Retail
6 224 (3.04%) Marketing
7 179 (2.43%) Back Office
8 134 (1.82%) Telecoms
9 121 (1.64%) Financial Institution
10 120 (1.63%) Legal
11 107 (1.45%) Games
12 93 (1.26%) Advertising
13 50 (0.68%) Law
14 44 (0.60%) Manufacturing
15 38 (0.52%) Billing
16 31 (0.42%) General Ledger
17 27 (0.37%) Publishing
18 24 (0.33%) Retail Banking
19 19 (0.26%) Pharmaceutical
20 11 (0.15%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 3196 (43.37%) Developer
2 1779 (24.14%) Analyst
3 521 (7.07%) SQL Developer
4 499 (6.77%) Business Analyst
5 460 (6.24%) Java Developer
6 370 (5.02%) Consultant
7 368 (4.99%) Senior Developer
8 363 (4.93%) Data Analyst
9 360 (4.89%) DBA
10 351 (4.76%) .NET Developer
11 346 (4.70%) C# Developer
12 335 (4.55%) Support Analyst
13 304 (4.13%) Architect
14 292 (3.96%) Applications Support
15 222 (3.01%) Test Analyst
16 215 (2.92%) SQL DBA
17 204 (2.77%) Oracle Developer
17 204 (2.77%) Business Intelligence Developer
18 170 (2.31%) Administrator
18 170 (2.31%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1396 (18.94%) .NET
2 836 (11.34%) HTML
3 833 (11.30%) XML
4 587 (7.97%) Web Services
5 541 (7.34%) CSS
6 500 (6.79%) ASP.NET
7 346 (4.70%) Spring
8 330 (4.48%) WCF
9 326 (4.42%) jQuery
10 252 (3.42%) .NET Framework
11 244 (3.31%) Hibernate
12 219 (2.97%) SOAP
13 210 (2.85%) HTML5
14 203 (2.75%) WPF
15 192 (2.61%) REST
16 185 (2.51%) ASP.NET MVC
17 184 (2.50%) J2EE
18 153 (2.08%) JSON
19 149 (2.02%) JSP
20 140 (1.90%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 796 (10.80%) Analytical Skills
2 366 (4.97%) Fixed Income
3 350 (4.75%) Derivative
4 332 (4.51%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 242 (3.28%) Computer Science
6 192 (2.61%) Equities
7 177 (2.40%) Management Information System
8 172 (2.33%) Data Integration
9 161 (2.18%) NHS
9 161 (2.18%) Replication
10 154 (2.09%) Open Source
11 149 (2.02%) Market Risk
12 143 (1.94%) Data Structures
13 141 (1.91%) Credit Risk
14 133 (1.80%) Mathematics
15 125 (1.70%) Clustering
16 122 (1.66%) Visualisation
17 93 (1.26%) Hedge funds
18 81 (1.10%) Credit Derivative
19 74 (1.00%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 1060 (14.38%) Windows
2 1023 (13.88%) UNIX
3 882 (11.97%) Linux
4 233 (3.16%) Windows Server 2008
5 171 (2.32%) Windows Server 2003
6 128 (1.74%) Windows 7
7 120 (1.63%) Solaris
8 105 (1.42%) Windows Server 2012
9 87 (1.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 72 (0.98%) AIX
11 69 (0.94%) Windows XP
12 58 (0.79%) Android
13 57 (0.77%) Apple iOS
14 24 (0.33%) Oracle Linux
15 22 (0.30%) Windows 8
16 21 (0.28%) SUSE
17 20 (0.27%) Windows Vista
18 18 (0.24%) Ubuntu
19 17 (0.23%) Mac OS X
19 17 (0.23%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1506 (20.44%) Agile Software Development
2 839 (11.39%) Business Intelligence
3 820 (11.13%) ETL
4 627 (8.51%) TDD
5 590 (8.01%) Data Modelling
6 589 (7.99%) Migration
7 527 (7.15%) Scrum
8 492 (6.68%) OO
9 476 (6.46%) MVC
10 459 (6.23%) Analytics
11 403 (5.47%) Data Analysis
12 385 (5.22%) CRM
13 381 (5.17%) Performance Tuning
14 339 (4.60%) Multithreading
15 325 (4.41%) User Acceptance Testing
16 307 (4.17%) Project Management
17 301 (4.08%) ITIL
18 286 (3.88%) Continuous Integration
19 275 (3.73%) Business Analysis
20 269 (3.65%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 1373 (18.63%) Java
2 1348 (18.29%) C#
3 898 (12.19%) PL/SQL
4 845 (11.47%) JavaScript
5 794 (10.77%) T-SQL
6 395 (5.36%) Python
7 394 (5.35%) C++
8 358 (4.86%) VBA
9 337 (4.57%) Shell Script
10 291 (3.95%) Perl
11 205 (2.78%) VB
12 175 (2.37%) PowerShell
13 169 (2.29%) PHP
14 158 (2.14%) Ruby
15 147 (1.99%) VB.NET
16 133 (1.80%) VBScript
17 113 (1.53%) C
18 85 (1.15%) Bash Shell
19 63 (0.85%) Scala
20 54 (0.73%) R
Qualifications
1 499 (6.77%) Degree
2 229 (3.11%) Security Cleared
3 122 (1.66%) SC Cleared
4 92 (1.25%) ISEB
5 74 (1.00%) Microsoft Certification
6 45 (0.61%) ISTQB
6 45 (0.61%) DV Cleared
7 33 (0.45%) ITIL Certification
8 31 (0.42%) MCITP
9 30 (0.41%) Cisco Certification
10 29 (0.39%) MCSE
11 26 (0.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 18 (0.24%) Sun Certification
13 16 (0.22%) CCNA
13 16 (0.22%) Oracle Certification
14 15 (0.20%) CISSP
15 14 (0.19%) MCTS
15 14 (0.19%) PhD
16 12 (0.16%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
17 11 (0.15%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 448 (6.08%) QA
2 77 (1.04%) Data Quality
3 56 (0.76%) SLA
4 21 (0.28%) Dodd-Frank
4 21 (0.28%) Basel III
5 18 (0.24%) EMIR
6 16 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 14 (0.19%) PCI DSS
8 13 (0.18%) COREP
8 13 (0.18%) ISO 9001
9 10 (0.14%) Solvency II
10 9 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 8 (0.11%) Basel II
12 7 (0.095%) CRD IV
13 6 (0.081%) HL7
13 6 (0.081%) FINREP
14 5 (0.068%) MiFID
15 4 (0.054%) COBIT
15 4 (0.054%) GAAP
16 3 (0.041%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 265 (3.60%) Active Directory
2 135 (1.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 87 (1.18%) Oracle RAC
4 56 (0.76%) vSphere
5 48 (0.65%) Oracle RMAN
6 44 (0.60%) Hyper-V
6 44 (0.60%) XenApp
7 28 (0.38%) VMware ESX
8 23 (0.31%) NFS
9 19 (0.26%) XenDesktop
10 17 (0.23%) HDFS
11 16 (0.22%) Xen
12 15 (0.20%) Apache Flume
12 15 (0.20%) Microsoft App-V
12 15 (0.20%) VMware ESXi
13 13 (0.18%) Apache ZooKeeper
14 12 (0.16%) FreeRADIUS
15 10 (0.14%) Firmware
15 10 (0.14%) KVM
16 9 (0.12%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 154 (2.09%) HP Quality Center
2 77 (1.04%) SCCM
3 70 (0.95%) Control-M
4 69 (0.94%) Puppet
5 53 (0.72%) Data Guard
6 52 (0.71%) Opscode Chef
7 40 (0.54%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 38 (0.52%) SCOM
9 36 (0.49%) ITRS Geneos
10 24 (0.33%) Tivoli
11 18 (0.24%) Backup Exec
12 16 (0.22%) Ansible
13 14 (0.19%) Norton AntiVirus
13 14 (0.19%) SCOrch
14 13 (0.18%) Oozie
15 12 (0.16%) SCVMM
15 12 (0.16%) Nagios
16 11 (0.15%) WMI
17 10 (0.14%) Tivoli Storage Manager
18 9 (0.12%) Ambari
Vendors
1 2055 (27.89%) Oracle
2 1144 (15.52%) Microsoft
3 295 (4.00%) Sybase
4 252 (3.42%) VMware
5 220 (2.99%) Business Objects
6 211 (2.86%) IBM
7 204 (2.77%) Tableau
8 203 (2.75%) HP
9 164 (2.23%) Cognos
10 161 (2.18%) Informatica
11 136 (1.85%) Citrix
12 132 (1.79%) Cisco
13 120 (1.63%) SAP
14 95 (1.29%) Red Hat
15 89 (1.21%) TIBCO
16 84 (1.14%) Google
17 79 (1.07%) Bloomberg
18 71 (0.96%) Salesforce.com
19 63 (0.85%) Teradata
20 61 (0.83%) Siebel
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