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 3 August 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
3 Aug 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 3602 3492 3905
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 15.36% 14.85% 16.09%
As % of the Programming Languages category 36.22% 35.85% 36.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 2602 2430 2644
Average daily rate
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£450 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £285 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 29 40
Average hourly rate £20.50 £27.50 £26.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.45% +4.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £18.60 £18.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.74 £81.12 £51.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.13 £25.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -5.66%
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
9946 9740 10578
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 42.42% 41.41% 43.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 7260 6960 7474
Average daily rate £450 £425 £435
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -2.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £351 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+0.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 88 65 104
Average hourly rate £27.78 £34.25 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.89% -8.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.38 £16.50 £19.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £53.00 £52.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -

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 3 August 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 3 August 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 3 August 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 1085 £450 - 416
Docklands, London +1 25 £500 -12.08% 2
Croydon -1 22 £388 +29.16% 4
Canary Wharf -4 18 £475 -13.63%
Bromley +3 16 £250 -25.37%
Hammersmith 0 7 £425 - 2
Uxbridge +7 6 £388 +49.03% 7
Brentford -1 6 £338 +27.35% 3
Kingston Upon Thames - 5 £333 - 5
Westminster +2 3 £195 -45.83%
Ealing -3 3 - - 2
Hillingdon - 3 £325 -
Mayfair - 3 £320 -
Feltham - 3 £360 - 1
Harrow - 3 £205 - 2
New Malden - 3 - -
Greenford +3 1 - -
Hounslow 0 1 £325 -18.75% 3
West Drayton 0 1 £563 +50.50%
Enfield -2 1 - -
Twickenham -2 1 £325 - 2
Ilford - 1 - -
Hackney - 1 £425 -
Paddington - 1 - -
Chiswick - 1 - -
SQL
England

SQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 3 August 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 2137 (29.78%) SQL Server
2 2084 (29.04%) Finance
3 1732 (24.14%) Oracle
4 1549 (21.59%) Agile Software Development
5 1493 (20.81%) Banking
6 1451 (20.22%) Java
7 1390 (19.37%) .NET
8 1315 (18.32%) C#
9 1163 (16.21%) Microsoft
10 1025 (14.28%) Windows
11 995 (13.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 974 (13.57%) Business Intelligence
13 953 (13.28%) Data Warehouse
14 932 (12.99%) UNIX
15 915 (12.75%) T-SQL
16 890 (12.40%) Linux
17 889 (12.39%) JavaScript
18 866 (12.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
19 846 (11.79%) ETL
20 786 (10.95%) XML
21 782 (10.90%) HTML
22 775 (10.80%) MS Excel
23 760 (10.59%) Analytical Skills
24 744 (10.37%) Investment Banking
25 694 (9.67%) PL/SQL
26 604 (8.42%) Relational Database
27 603 (8.40%) Data Modelling
28 586 (8.17%) TDD
29 578 (8.05%) Web Services
30 576 (8.03%) Migration

SQL
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 3 August 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
1 341 (4.75%) SharePoint
2 313 (4.36%) IIS
3 169 (2.36%) Tomcat
4 159 (2.22%) SAS
5 148 (2.06%) Apache
6 122 (1.70%) WebLogic
7 95 (1.32%) WebSphere
8 82 (1.14%) MS Exchange
9 81 (1.13%) JBoss
10 73 (1.02%) CMS
11 69 (0.96%) Node.js
12 68 (0.95%) Oracle Workflow
13 52 (0.72%) BizTalk Server
14 46 (0.64%) MQSeries
14 46 (0.64%) Oracle Coherence
15 40 (0.56%) Lync
16 37 (0.52%) SharePoint 2010
17 36 (0.50%) Confluence
17 36 (0.50%) SharePoint 2013
18 33 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 775 (10.80%) MS Excel
2 195 (2.72%) MS Office
3 101 (1.41%) MS Visio
4 99 (1.38%) MS PowerPoint
5 57 (0.79%) PowerPivot
6 44 (0.61%) MS Project
7 38 (0.53%) Spreadsheet
8 35 (0.49%) SPSS
9 21 (0.29%) Photoshop
10 7 (0.098%) FastStats
11 6 (0.084%) Maya
12 5 (0.070%) InfoPath
12 5 (0.070%) Adobe Illustrator
13 3 (0.042%) Maple
13 3 (0.042%) Mathematica
13 3 (0.042%) LaTeX
13 3 (0.042%) HipChat
14 2 (0.028%) Weka
14 2 (0.028%) Adobe Creative Suite
15 1 (0.014%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 144 (2.01%) Dynamics CRM
2 84 (1.17%) Markit EDM
3 72 (1.00%) Oracle EBS
4 46 (0.64%) Oracle General Ledger
4 46 (0.64%) Oracle EBS R12
5 38 (0.53%) Oracle Payables
5 38 (0.53%) thinkFolio
6 32 (0.45%) Oracle BPM
7 27 (0.38%) Oracle Financials
8 24 (0.33%) Dynamics AX
8 24 (0.33%) SimCorp Dimension
9 20 (0.28%) Oracle Applications
9 20 (0.28%) Summit
10 19 (0.26%) Agresso
10 19 (0.26%) ION MarketView
11 18 (0.25%) Adobe Campaign
11 18 (0.25%) Oracle Receivables
11 18 (0.25%) RMDS
12 17 (0.24%) Remedy ITSM
12 17 (0.24%) Hyperion Planning
Cloud Services
1 142 (1.98%) Amazon AWS
2 60 (0.84%) Microsoft Azure
3 49 (0.68%) GitHub
4 41 (0.57%) SaaS
5 38 (0.53%) Google Analytics
6 24 (0.33%) Office 365
7 23 (0.32%) Adobe Analytics
8 18 (0.25%) Cloud Computing
9 16 (0.22%) Amazon EC2
10 12 (0.17%) Yammer
11 10 (0.14%) IaaS
12 9 (0.13%) PaaS
12 9 (0.13%) Google Cloud Platform
13 8 (0.11%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 7 (0.098%) OpenShift
15 6 (0.084%) IBM Blueworks
15 6 (0.084%) Amazon S3
15 6 (0.084%) Google App Engine
16 5 (0.070%) Force.com
17 3 (0.042%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 167 (2.33%) Firewall
2 144 (2.01%) DNS
3 135 (1.88%) SAN
4 132 (1.84%) HTTP
5 127 (1.77%) Internet
6 115 (1.60%) TCP/IP
7 96 (1.34%) DHCP
8 82 (1.14%) LAN
9 78 (1.09%) WAN
10 69 (0.96%) VPN
11 50 (0.70%) NAS
12 48 (0.67%) SSL
13 44 (0.61%) LDAP
14 41 (0.57%) FTP
15 40 (0.56%) SNMP
16 38 (0.53%) SMTP
17 37 (0.52%) Network Security
18 32 (0.45%) VLAN
19 28 (0.39%) MPLS
19 28 (0.39%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2137 (29.78%) SQL Server
2 995 (13.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 953 (13.28%) Data Warehouse
4 866 (12.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 604 (8.42%) Relational Database
6 516 (7.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 477 (6.65%) SQL Server 2008
8 442 (6.16%) Oracle Database
9 357 (4.97%) MySQL
10 316 (4.40%) SQL Server 2012
11 286 (3.99%) RDBMS
12 228 (3.18%) BusinessObjects
13 226 (3.15%) QlikView
14 186 (2.59%) Big Data
15 181 (2.52%) Oracle Database 11g
16 180 (2.51%) MongoDB
17 168 (2.34%) SQL Server 2005
18 156 (2.17%) Oracle Reports
19 155 (2.16%) Hadoop
20 144 (2.01%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 292 (4.07%) Subversion
2 273 (3.80%) JIRA
3 246 (3.43%) Git (software)
4 204 (2.84%) Visual Studio
5 189 (2.63%) Team Foundation Server
6 185 (2.58%) Maven
7 174 (2.42%) Jenkins
8 133 (1.85%) Selenium
9 106 (1.48%) TeamCity
10 96 (1.34%) Ant
11 90 (1.25%) NUnit
12 83 (1.16%) JUnit
13 76 (1.06%) Eclipse
14 67 (0.93%) Oracle Forms
15 58 (0.81%) Cucumber
16 57 (0.79%) SoapUI
17 53 (0.74%) Gradle
18 52 (0.72%) Toad
19 50 (0.70%) HP UFT
20 46 (0.64%) JMeter
General
1 2084 (29.04%) Finance
2 1493 (20.81%) Banking
3 744 (10.37%) Investment Banking
4 548 (7.64%) Front Office
5 293 (4.08%) Retail
6 202 (2.81%) Marketing
7 163 (2.27%) Back Office
8 124 (1.73%) Telecoms
8 124 (1.73%) Legal
9 112 (1.56%) Financial Institution
10 78 (1.09%) Advertising
11 76 (1.06%) Law
12 49 (0.68%) General Ledger
13 46 (0.64%) Games
14 40 (0.56%) Publishing
14 40 (0.56%) Retail Banking
15 31 (0.43%) Manufacturing
16 30 (0.42%) Corporate Banking
17 28 (0.39%) Billing
18 17 (0.24%) French Language
Job Titles
1 3304 (46.04%) Developer
2 1722 (24.00%) Analyst
3 558 (7.78%) SQL Developer
4 538 (7.50%) Business Analyst
5 437 (6.09%) Java Developer
6 415 (5.78%) Senior Developer
7 375 (5.23%) C# Developer
8 348 (4.85%) Data Analyst
9 316 (4.40%) Consultant
10 296 (4.12%) Architect
11 289 (4.03%) .NET Developer
12 288 (4.01%) DBA
13 285 (3.97%) Business Intelligence Developer
14 257 (3.58%) Support Analyst
14 257 (3.58%) Applications Support
15 201 (2.80%) SQL DBA
16 185 (2.58%) Test Analyst
17 184 (2.56%) Oracle Developer
18 153 (2.13%) Senior Analyst
19 148 (2.06%) C++ Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1390 (19.37%) .NET
2 786 (10.95%) XML
3 782 (10.90%) HTML
4 578 (8.05%) Web Services
5 503 (7.01%) CSS
6 456 (6.35%) ASP.NET
7 294 (4.10%) jQuery
8 284 (3.96%) Spring
9 271 (3.78%) WCF
10 261 (3.64%) HTML5
11 252 (3.51%) J2EE
12 250 (3.48%) .NET Framework
13 221 (3.08%) SOAP
14 208 (2.90%) REST
15 185 (2.58%) WPF
16 181 (2.52%) Middleware
17 173 (2.41%) AngularJS
18 169 (2.36%) JSON
19 168 (2.34%) RESTful
20 163 (2.27%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 760 (10.59%) Analytical Skills
2 327 (4.56%) Fixed Income
3 309 (4.31%) Derivative
4 300 (4.18%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 242 (3.37%) Computer Science
6 222 (3.09%) Equities
7 188 (2.62%) NHS
8 163 (2.27%) Credit Risk
9 155 (2.16%) Management Information System
10 138 (1.92%) Visualisation
11 125 (1.74%) Market Risk
12 120 (1.67%) Data Integration
13 105 (1.46%) Replication
14 104 (1.45%) Data Structures
14 104 (1.45%) Data Centre
15 100 (1.39%) Hedge funds
15 100 (1.39%) Clustering
16 98 (1.37%) Statistics
17 95 (1.32%) Mathematics
18 77 (1.07%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 1025 (14.28%) Windows
2 932 (12.99%) UNIX
3 890 (12.40%) Linux
4 231 (3.22%) Windows Server 2008
5 161 (2.24%) Windows Server 2012
6 160 (2.23%) Windows Server 2003
7 95 (1.32%) Solaris
8 83 (1.16%) Windows 7
9 82 (1.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 48 (0.67%) Android
11 46 (0.64%) AIX
12 36 (0.50%) Windows XP
13 32 (0.45%) CentOS
14 27 (0.38%) Apple iOS
15 26 (0.36%) Windows 8
16 25 (0.35%) Ubuntu
17 15 (0.21%) Mac OS X
18 12 (0.17%) Mac OS X Server
19 11 (0.15%) VMS
20 8 (0.11%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 1549 (21.59%) Agile Software Development
2 974 (13.57%) Business Intelligence
3 846 (11.79%) ETL
4 603 (8.40%) Data Modelling
5 586 (8.17%) TDD
6 576 (8.03%) Migration
7 524 (7.30%) Scrum
8 476 (6.63%) OO
8 476 (6.63%) Analytics
9 460 (6.41%) SDLC
10 439 (6.12%) MVC
11 436 (6.08%) Data Analysis
12 359 (5.00%) Multithreading
13 356 (4.96%) ITIL
14 340 (4.74%) Performance Tuning
15 325 (4.53%) CRM
16 323 (4.50%) Project Management
16 323 (4.50%) Business Analysis
17 309 (4.31%) Continuous Integration
18 284 (3.96%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 1451 (20.22%) Java
2 1315 (18.32%) C#
3 915 (12.75%) T-SQL
4 889 (12.39%) JavaScript
5 694 (9.67%) PL/SQL
6 498 (6.94%) Python
7 397 (5.53%) C++
8 373 (5.20%) VBA
9 328 (4.57%) Perl
10 320 (4.46%) Shell Script
11 228 (3.18%) PowerShell
12 204 (2.84%) Ruby
13 185 (2.58%) VB
14 171 (2.38%) PHP
15 136 (1.90%) VB.NET
16 115 (1.60%) R
17 112 (1.56%) C
18 111 (1.55%) Scala
19 94 (1.31%) Bash Shell
20 80 (1.11%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 472 (6.58%) Degree
2 199 (2.77%) Security Cleared
3 127 (1.77%) SC Cleared
4 93 (1.30%) Microsoft Certification
5 89 (1.24%) ISEB
6 78 (1.09%) ISTQB
7 51 (0.71%) MCSE
8 41 (0.57%) DV Cleared
9 37 (0.52%) Cisco Certification
10 31 (0.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 27 (0.38%) CCNA
12 24 (0.33%) ITIL Certification
13 23 (0.32%) MCITP
14 21 (0.29%) PhD
15 20 (0.28%) CCNP
16 18 (0.25%) PMI Certification
17 17 (0.24%) Oracle Certification
18 16 (0.22%) PRINCE2 Certification
18 16 (0.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
19 15 (0.21%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 365 (5.09%) QA
2 79 (1.10%) Data Quality
3 58 (0.81%) SLA
4 42 (0.59%) Solvency II
5 25 (0.35%) EMIR
6 21 (0.29%) Dodd-Frank
7 20 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 17 (0.24%) MiFID
9 13 (0.18%) FATCA
10 12 (0.17%) PCI DSS
10 12 (0.17%) GAAP
11 10 (0.14%) AIFMD
12 9 (0.13%) Basel III
13 6 (0.084%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 6 (0.084%) Basel II
14 4 (0.056%) WAI
14 4 (0.056%) CRD IV
15 3 (0.042%) COREP
15 3 (0.042%) ISO 9001
16 2 (0.028%) BS7799
System Software
1 285 (3.97%) Active Directory
2 176 (2.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 62 (0.86%) vSphere
4 56 (0.78%) Hyper-V
5 52 (0.72%) Oracle RAC
6 32 (0.45%) XenApp
7 30 (0.42%) Docker
8 29 (0.40%) HDFS
9 22 (0.31%) VMware ESXi
10 21 (0.29%) NFS
11 20 (0.28%) vCloud
12 15 (0.21%) Apache Flume
13 14 (0.20%) Xen
13 14 (0.20%) VMware ESX
14 11 (0.15%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 11 (0.15%) XenServer
15 10 (0.14%) SRDF
16 9 (0.13%) Varnish
16 9 (0.13%) Microsoft App-V
16 9 (0.13%) Squid
Systems Management
1 103 (1.44%) HP Quality Center
2 86 (1.20%) Puppet
3 59 (0.82%) Control-M
4 57 (0.79%) SCCM
5 54 (0.75%) SCOM
6 45 (0.63%) BladeLogic
7 41 (0.57%) ITRS Geneos
8 39 (0.54%) Opscode Chef
9 33 (0.46%) Data Guard
10 31 (0.43%) Ansible
11 28 (0.39%) Oracle RMAN
12 26 (0.36%) Nagios
13 20 (0.28%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
14 19 (0.26%) Tivoli
15 16 (0.22%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
16 13 (0.18%) Salt
17 12 (0.17%) NetBackup
17 12 (0.17%) ZABBIX
18 11 (0.15%) McAfee ePO
19 10 (0.14%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 1732 (24.14%) Oracle
2 1163 (16.21%) Microsoft
3 287 (4.00%) VMware
4 277 (3.86%) Sybase
5 216 (3.01%) IBM
6 203 (2.83%) Tableau
7 189 (2.63%) HP
8 169 (2.36%) Informatica
9 139 (1.94%) Cognos
10 134 (1.87%) Citrix
11 129 (1.80%) SAP
12 122 (1.70%) Cisco
13 117 (1.63%) TIBCO
14 109 (1.52%) Red Hat
15 75 (1.05%) NetApp
16 69 (0.96%) Salesforce.com
16 69 (0.96%) Google
17 66 (0.92%) Teradata
18 57 (0.79%) Adobe
19 50 (0.70%) Splunk
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