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 30 June 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
30 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Structured Query Language (SQL)
Rank 5 5 6
Rank change year-on-year
0 +1
Contract jobs citing SQL 3658 3509 3700
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 15.61% 15.08% 15.84%
As % of the Programming Languages category 37.00% 36.08% 37.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 2652 2461 2537
Average daily rate
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£438 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £284
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 30 50
Average hourly rate £21.69 £26.25 £24.85
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.37% +5.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £18.80 £12.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £41.98 £49.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.30 £30.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-23.60% +10.90%
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
9886 9726 9979
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 42.19% 41.80% 42.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 7244 7080 7083
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 £308 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 89 63 123
Average hourly rate £30.00 £31.99 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.22% -14.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.80 £16.95 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.19 £50.00 £51.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.45 £36.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+4.02% +5.88%

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 30 June 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 30 June 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 30 June 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 1042 £454 +0.83% 517
Canary Wharf -3 25 £520 -5.45% 1
Docklands, London -1 19 £525 -7.69%
Croydon -3 17 £438 +45.83% 11
Bromley +6 12 £250 -33.33% 2
Uxbridge +3 12 £350 +34.61% 7
Hammersmith +1 10 £400 - 2
Greenford +4 6 - -
Feltham - 6 £388 - 1
Ealing -2 5 £368 -11.44% 6
Kingston Upon Thames +4 4 £325 -16.66% 5
Brentford -5 4 £413 +42.24% 3
New Malden - 3 - -
West Drayton +1 2 £386 +3.69%
Westminster 0 2 £348 -3.47%
Chiswick - 2 - -
Hackney - 2 £425 -
Hounslow 0 1 £350 -7.89% 1
Romford -1 1 - -
Isleworth -5 1 - - 2
Enfield -5 1 - - 3
Ilford - 1 - -
South Croydon - 1 £212 -
Twickenham - 1 £338 - 2
Paddington - 1 - -
Wembley - 1 £330 - 2
Mayfair - 1 £575 -
SQL
England

SQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 2051 (28.83%) SQL Server
2 2034 (28.59%) Finance
3 1750 (24.60%) Oracle
4 1508 (21.20%) Agile Software Development
5 1503 (21.13%) Java
6 1471 (20.68%) Banking
7 1374 (19.31%) .NET
8 1283 (18.03%) C#
9 1127 (15.84%) Microsoft
10 998 (14.03%) Windows
11 972 (13.66%) UNIX
12 968 (13.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 939 (13.20%) Business Intelligence
14 917 (12.89%) Linux
15 916 (12.88%) Data Warehouse
16 900 (12.65%) JavaScript
17 855 (12.02%) T-SQL
18 838 (11.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
19 822 (11.55%) ETL
20 793 (11.15%) XML
21 765 (10.75%) HTML
21 765 (10.75%) Investment Banking
22 754 (10.60%) MS Excel
23 749 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
24 727 (10.22%) PL/SQL
25 637 (8.95%) Data Modelling
26 612 (8.60%) Relational Database
27 584 (8.21%) Front Office
28 572 (8.04%) Web Services
29 560 (7.87%) Migration

SQL
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 30 June 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
1 344 (4.84%) SharePoint
2 298 (4.19%) IIS
3 188 (2.64%) Tomcat
4 156 (2.19%) SAS
5 141 (1.98%) Apache
6 129 (1.81%) WebLogic
7 104 (1.46%) WebSphere
8 92 (1.29%) JBoss
9 83 (1.17%) MS Exchange
10 74 (1.04%) CMS
11 66 (0.93%) Oracle Workflow
12 63 (0.89%) Node.js
13 45 (0.63%) SharePoint 2010
14 42 (0.59%) Lync
14 42 (0.59%) BizTalk Server
15 38 (0.53%) Confluence
15 38 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2010
15 38 (0.53%) SharePoint 2013
16 37 (0.52%) Oracle Coherence
17 34 (0.48%) MQSeries
Applications
1 754 (10.60%) MS Excel
2 207 (2.91%) MS Office
3 102 (1.43%) MS Visio
4 93 (1.31%) MS PowerPoint
5 60 (0.84%) PowerPivot
6 46 (0.65%) MS Project
7 34 (0.48%) SPSS
7 34 (0.48%) Spreadsheet
8 17 (0.24%) Photoshop
9 10 (0.14%) InfoPath
10 6 (0.084%) Maya
11 4 (0.056%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 4 (0.056%) Adobe Illustrator
12 3 (0.042%) HipChat
13 2 (0.028%) LaTeX
13 2 (0.028%) Fireworks
13 2 (0.028%) Mathematica
13 2 (0.028%) Maple
13 2 (0.028%) Weka
14 1 (0.014%) ProjectWise
Business Applications
1 147 (2.07%) Dynamics CRM
2 97 (1.36%) Markit EDM
3 61 (0.86%) Oracle EBS
4 50 (0.70%) Oracle EBS R12
5 40 (0.56%) Oracle General Ledger
5 40 (0.56%) thinkFolio
6 35 (0.49%) Oracle Payables
7 33 (0.46%) Summit
8 26 (0.37%) Dynamics AX
9 25 (0.35%) Oracle Financials
10 24 (0.34%) SimCorp Dimension
10 24 (0.34%) Oracle BPM
11 21 (0.30%) Oracle Applications
12 19 (0.27%) Oracle Receivables
13 18 (0.25%) ION MarketView
13 18 (0.25%) RMDS
13 18 (0.25%) Cognos Business Intelligence
14 17 (0.24%) Remedy ITSM
14 17 (0.24%) Agresso
14 17 (0.24%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 132 (1.86%) Amazon AWS
2 54 (0.76%) Microsoft Azure
3 41 (0.58%) GitHub
4 39 (0.55%) SaaS
5 30 (0.42%) Google Analytics
6 27 (0.38%) Office 365
7 23 (0.32%) Amazon EC2
8 14 (0.20%) Yammer
9 12 (0.17%) Cloud Computing
9 12 (0.17%) Adobe Analytics
10 9 (0.13%) Amazon S3
10 9 (0.13%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 8 (0.11%) IaaS
12 7 (0.098%) PaaS
13 6 (0.084%) Google Cloud Platform
14 5 (0.070%) IBM Blueworks
14 5 (0.070%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
14 5 (0.070%) Amazon EMR
15 4 (0.056%) Google App Engine
15 4 (0.056%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 160 (2.25%) Firewall
2 144 (2.02%) Internet
3 131 (1.84%) HTTP
4 128 (1.80%) SAN
5 122 (1.71%) TCP/IP
6 113 (1.59%) DNS
7 75 (1.05%) LAN
7 75 (1.05%) DHCP
8 73 (1.03%) WAN
9 67 (0.94%) VPN
10 57 (0.80%) SSL
11 44 (0.62%) LDAP
12 43 (0.60%) NAS
13 36 (0.51%) SMTP
14 35 (0.49%) Network Security
15 34 (0.48%) FTP
16 31 (0.44%) Multicast
17 29 (0.41%) SNMP
17 29 (0.41%) Intranet
18 28 (0.39%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2051 (28.83%) SQL Server
2 968 (13.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 916 (12.88%) Data Warehouse
4 838 (11.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 612 (8.60%) Relational Database
6 494 (6.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 461 (6.48%) SQL Server 2008
8 449 (6.31%) Oracle Database
9 339 (4.77%) MySQL
10 286 (4.02%) RDBMS
11 274 (3.85%) SQL Server 2012
12 223 (3.13%) QlikView
13 195 (2.74%) Oracle Database 11g
14 171 (2.40%) Big Data
15 162 (2.28%) MongoDB
16 156 (2.19%) Oracle Reports
17 141 (1.98%) Hadoop
18 139 (1.95%) OLAP
19 135 (1.90%) MS Access
19 135 (1.90%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 288 (4.05%) JIRA
2 247 (3.47%) Subversion
3 217 (3.05%) Visual Studio
4 208 (2.92%) Git (software)
5 186 (2.61%) Team Foundation Server
6 185 (2.60%) Maven
7 157 (2.21%) Jenkins
8 144 (2.02%) Selenium
9 98 (1.38%) Ant
10 93 (1.31%) TeamCity
11 91 (1.28%) JUnit
12 76 (1.07%) Eclipse
13 70 (0.98%) Cucumber
14 67 (0.94%) Oracle Forms
15 66 (0.93%) NUnit
16 55 (0.77%) HP UFT
16 55 (0.77%) SoapUI
17 50 (0.70%) Toad
18 49 (0.69%) Gradle
19 41 (0.58%) ERwin
General
1 2034 (28.59%) Finance
2 1471 (20.68%) Banking
3 765 (10.75%) Investment Banking
4 584 (8.21%) Front Office
5 273 (3.84%) Retail
6 174 (2.45%) Back Office
7 173 (2.43%) Marketing
8 130 (1.83%) Telecoms
9 112 (1.57%) Financial Institution
10 110 (1.55%) Legal
11 73 (1.03%) Advertising
12 64 (0.90%) Law
13 57 (0.80%) Games
14 45 (0.63%) General Ledger
15 38 (0.53%) Retail Banking
16 37 (0.52%) Publishing
17 28 (0.39%) French Language
18 24 (0.34%) Manufacturing
19 23 (0.32%) Billing
19 23 (0.32%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 3219 (45.25%) Developer
2 1703 (23.94%) Analyst
3 536 (7.53%) SQL Developer
4 516 (7.25%) Business Analyst
5 458 (6.44%) Java Developer
6 388 (5.45%) Senior Developer
7 367 (5.16%) C# Developer
8 348 (4.89%) Consultant
9 329 (4.62%) Data Analyst
10 308 (4.33%) Architect
11 286 (4.02%) Applications Support
12 267 (3.75%) Support Analyst
13 264 (3.71%) .NET Developer
14 262 (3.68%) Business Intelligence Developer
15 257 (3.61%) DBA
16 213 (2.99%) Test Analyst
17 180 (2.53%) SQL DBA
18 171 (2.40%) Oracle Developer
19 147 (2.07%) C++ Developer
20 145 (2.04%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1374 (19.31%) .NET
2 793 (11.15%) XML
3 765 (10.75%) HTML
4 572 (8.04%) Web Services
5 492 (6.92%) CSS
6 448 (6.30%) ASP.NET
7 300 (4.22%) Spring
8 293 (4.12%) WCF
9 277 (3.89%) jQuery
10 272 (3.82%) J2EE
11 265 (3.73%) .NET Framework
12 241 (3.39%) HTML5
13 233 (3.28%) SOAP
14 209 (2.94%) REST
15 190 (2.67%) WPF
16 169 (2.38%) Hibernate
17 165 (2.32%) RESTful
18 159 (2.24%) AngularJS
19 154 (2.16%) JSON
20 152 (2.14%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 749 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
2 352 (4.95%) Fixed Income
3 335 (4.71%) Derivative
4 310 (4.36%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 254 (3.57%) Computer Science
6 220 (3.09%) Equities
7 188 (2.64%) NHS
8 142 (2.00%) Visualisation
9 137 (1.93%) Management Information System
10 127 (1.79%) Credit Risk
11 122 (1.71%) Data Integration
12 120 (1.69%) Market Risk
13 116 (1.63%) Data Structures
14 105 (1.48%) Hedge funds
15 103 (1.45%) Mathematics
16 98 (1.38%) Data Centre
17 94 (1.32%) Replication
18 93 (1.31%) Statistics
19 89 (1.25%) Clustering
19 89 (1.25%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 998 (14.03%) Windows
2 972 (13.66%) UNIX
3 917 (12.89%) Linux
4 209 (2.94%) Windows Server 2008
5 150 (2.11%) Windows Server 2003
6 134 (1.88%) Windows Server 2012
7 104 (1.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 87 (1.22%) Windows 7
9 76 (1.07%) Solaris
10 55 (0.77%) AIX
11 46 (0.65%) Android
12 28 (0.39%) Apple iOS
12 28 (0.39%) CentOS
12 28 (0.39%) Windows 8
13 25 (0.35%) Windows XP
14 23 (0.32%) Ubuntu
15 17 (0.24%) Mac OS X
16 12 (0.17%) Mac OS X Server
17 8 (0.11%) VMS
18 7 (0.098%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 1508 (21.20%) Agile Software Development
2 939 (13.20%) Business Intelligence
3 822 (11.55%) ETL
4 637 (8.95%) Data Modelling
5 560 (7.87%) TDD
5 560 (7.87%) Migration
6 496 (6.97%) Scrum
7 480 (6.75%) SDLC
8 476 (6.69%) OO
9 440 (6.18%) Analytics
10 421 (5.92%) Data Analysis
11 399 (5.61%) MVC
12 359 (5.05%) Multithreading
13 344 (4.84%) ITIL
14 329 (4.62%) CRM
15 309 (4.34%) Project Management
16 307 (4.32%) Performance Tuning
17 292 (4.10%) User Acceptance Testing
18 290 (4.08%) Business Analysis
19 284 (3.99%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 1503 (21.13%) Java
2 1283 (18.03%) C#
3 900 (12.65%) JavaScript
4 855 (12.02%) T-SQL
5 727 (10.22%) PL/SQL
6 496 (6.97%) Python
7 401 (5.64%) VBA
8 387 (5.44%) C++
9 332 (4.67%) Perl
10 283 (3.98%) Shell Script
11 190 (2.67%) VB
12 183 (2.57%) PowerShell
13 181 (2.54%) Ruby
14 155 (2.18%) PHP
15 147 (2.07%) VB.NET
16 116 (1.63%) C
17 110 (1.55%) Bash Shell
18 98 (1.38%) Scala
19 95 (1.34%) R
20 85 (1.19%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 496 (6.97%) Degree
2 221 (3.11%) Security Cleared
3 135 (1.90%) SC Cleared
4 98 (1.38%) ISEB
5 82 (1.15%) ISTQB
6 79 (1.11%) Microsoft Certification
7 62 (0.87%) DV Cleared
8 38 (0.53%) MCSE
9 29 (0.41%) Cisco Certification
9 29 (0.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 23 (0.32%) CCNA
11 20 (0.28%) ITIL Certification
11 20 (0.28%) MCITP
12 19 (0.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 14 (0.20%) Oracle Certification
13 14 (0.20%) CCNP
13 14 (0.20%) MCSA
14 13 (0.18%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 12 (0.17%) PhD
16 11 (0.15%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 385 (5.41%) QA
2 84 (1.18%) Data Quality
3 60 (0.84%) SLA
4 46 (0.65%) Solvency II
5 24 (0.34%) EMIR
6 20 (0.28%) Dodd-Frank
6 20 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 19 (0.27%) GAAP
8 14 (0.20%) MiFID
9 12 (0.17%) Basel III
10 11 (0.15%) FATCA
11 10 (0.14%) PCI DSS
11 10 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 10 (0.14%) ISO 9001
12 9 (0.13%) HL7
13 7 (0.098%) AIFMD
14 6 (0.084%) DICOM
15 4 (0.056%) WAI
15 4 (0.056%) Basel II
16 3 (0.042%) COREP
System Software
1 272 (3.82%) Active Directory
2 178 (2.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 59 (0.83%) vSphere
4 56 (0.79%) Hyper-V
5 47 (0.66%) Oracle RAC
6 32 (0.45%) XenApp
6 32 (0.45%) HDFS
7 24 (0.34%) Docker
8 22 (0.31%) Apache Flume
9 21 (0.30%) NFS
10 18 (0.25%) VMware ESX
10 18 (0.25%) VMware ESXi
11 16 (0.22%) Xen
12 14 (0.20%) vCloud
13 13 (0.18%) Microsoft App-V
14 12 (0.17%) XenServer
15 11 (0.15%) XenDesktop
15 11 (0.15%) SRDF
15 11 (0.15%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 10 (0.14%) KVM
Systems Management
1 108 (1.52%) HP Quality Center
2 78 (1.10%) Puppet
3 63 (0.89%) Control-M
4 51 (0.72%) SCCM
5 45 (0.63%) SCOM
6 43 (0.60%) ITRS Geneos
7 37 (0.52%) BladeLogic
8 36 (0.51%) Opscode Chef
9 30 (0.42%) Data Guard
10 26 (0.37%) Oracle RMAN
11 19 (0.27%) Nagios
12 18 (0.25%) Ansible
13 17 (0.24%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
14 16 (0.22%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
15 14 (0.20%) Oozie
16 11 (0.15%) Salt
16 11 (0.15%) Graphite
16 11 (0.15%) Tivoli
17 10 (0.14%) ZABBIX
17 10 (0.14%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 1750 (24.60%) Oracle
2 1127 (15.84%) Microsoft
3 284 (3.99%) Sybase
4 272 (3.82%) VMware
5 221 (3.11%) Business Objects
6 209 (2.94%) Tableau
7 201 (2.83%) IBM
8 181 (2.54%) HP
9 173 (2.43%) Informatica
10 142 (2.00%) Cognos
11 125 (1.76%) Citrix
12 121 (1.70%) Red Hat
13 120 (1.69%) SAP
14 119 (1.67%) Cisco
15 112 (1.57%) TIBCO
16 82 (1.15%) Teradata
17 64 (0.90%) NetApp
18 59 (0.83%) Google
19 55 (0.77%) Salesforce.com
20 49 (0.69%) Sun
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