The table below looks at the statistics for SQL skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SQL over the 3 months to 3 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
3 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Structured Query Language (SQL)
Rank 6 5 5
Rank change year-on-year
-1 0
Contract jobs citing SQL 3159 3564 3707
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 13.83% 15.96% 15.64%
As % of the Programming Languages category 32.17% 38.41% 38.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 2349 2523 2666
Median daily rate £450 £440 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 20 26
Median hourly rate £24.00 £22.67 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.89% -24.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £19.70 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £50.50 £137.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £25.00 £32.75
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -23.66%
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
9820 9279 9672
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 42.99% 41.55% 40.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 7443 6673 7111
Median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £308 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 49 69
Median hourly rate £26.00 £28.75 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.56% -17.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.71 £20.00 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £55.00 £160.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £36.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -1.36%

SQL
Jobs Demand Trend in London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the London region citing SQL as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 May 2016.

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 May 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL within the London region over the 3 months to 3 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London -2 579 £450 - 204
Canary Wharf -2 22 £480 -8.57% 2
Croydon -11 20 £423 +5.62% 5
Kingston Upon Thames +12 16 £390 -2.50% 7
Westminster - 11 £375 - 1
Docklands, London -1 7 £525 +23.52%
Bromley -15 6 £388 +40.90% 2
Osterley 0 5 £120 -62.50%
Feltham -2 5 £388 -6.62%
Harrow -8 5 £495 +52.30% 2
Wimbledon - 4 £436 -
Hounslow +1 3 £490 +18.42% 1
Hayes -2 3 £275 - 2
Chiswick -4 3 £375 -
New Malden +5 2 - -
Chessington +3 2 - -
Ealing -2 2 - - 1
Hammersmith -4 2 £388 -13.40% 2
Uxbridge -7 2 £356 -1.72% 8
Hendon - 2 £400 -
Brentford +4 1 - -
Romford 0 1 - -
Wembley 0 1 £425 +28.78% 1
Southwark -1 1 £250 -31.03%
Twickenham -4 1 £310 -8.14%
Surbiton - 1 - - 3
Teddington - 1 £275 - 1
SQL
England

SQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 3 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing SQL also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the London region with a requirement for SQL.

1 1899 (31.18%) Finance
2 1822 (29.92%) SQL Server
3 1517 (24.91%) Agile Software Development
4 1366 (22.43%) Oracle
5 1241 (20.38%) .NET
6 1225 (20.11%) C#
7 1126 (18.49%) Banking
8 1124 (18.46%) Java
9 1048 (17.21%) Microsoft
10 880 (14.45%) JavaScript
11 876 (14.38%) Business Intelligence
12 827 (13.58%) Linux
13 822 (13.50%) Windows
14 770 (12.64%) T-SQL
15 757 (12.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 685 (11.25%) HTML
17 681 (11.18%) Unix
18 679 (11.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
19 656 (10.77%) Data Warehouse
20 624 (10.25%) TDD
21 590 (9.69%) ETL
22 580 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
23 575 (9.44%) MS Excel
24 562 (9.23%) Python
25 543 (8.92%) XML
26 528 (8.67%) Data Modelling
27 504 (8.28%) PL/SQL
28 495 (8.13%) Migration
29 489 (8.03%) Web Services
30 480 (7.88%) MVC

SQL
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 247 (4.06%) SharePoint
2 217 (3.56%) IIS
3 191 (3.14%) Tomcat
4 164 (2.69%) SAS
5 163 (2.68%) Apache
6 123 (2.02%) WebSphere
7 119 (1.95%) Confluence
8 111 (1.82%) WebLogic
9 95 (1.56%) Node.js
10 94 (1.54%) JBoss
11 83 (1.36%) Apache Spark
12 72 (1.18%) MS Exchange
13 71 (1.17%) CMS
14 67 (1.10%) nginx
15 56 (0.92%) Apache Pig
16 42 (0.69%) Oracle Coherence
17 41 (0.67%) BizTalk Server
18 38 (0.62%) WebSphere Application Server
19 37 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2010
20 34 (0.56%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 575 (9.44%) MS Excel
2 211 (3.46%) MS Office
3 70 (1.15%) MS Visio
4 67 (1.10%) MS PowerPoint
5 55 (0.90%) MS Project
6 45 (0.74%) SPSS
7 38 (0.62%) Spreadsheet
8 25 (0.41%) Photoshop
9 12 (0.20%) Stata
10 8 (0.13%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 4 (0.066%) Adobe Illustrator
12 3 (0.049%) CPLEX
12 3 (0.049%) InfoPath
13 1 (0.016%) Fireworks
13 1 (0.016%) FrameMaker
13 1 (0.016%) InDesign
13 1 (0.016%) Mathematica
13 1 (0.016%) Mingle
13 1 (0.016%) ProjectWise
Business Applications
1 115 (1.89%) Dynamics CRM
2 44 (0.72%) Oracle EBS
3 41 (0.67%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 29 (0.48%) Markit EDM
5 27 (0.44%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 26 (0.43%) Oracle Applications
7 22 (0.36%) Oracle EBS R12
8 21 (0.34%) Oracle Payables
9 20 (0.33%) Oracle General Ledger
10 19 (0.31%) Oracle Assets
11 18 (0.30%) Front Arena
12 17 (0.28%) Unit4 Business World
13 16 (0.26%) ION MarketView
14 15 (0.25%) Dynamics NAV
14 15 (0.25%) Oracle Receivables
15 14 (0.23%) Oracle Financials
16 13 (0.21%) Dynamics AX
17 12 (0.20%) Adobe Campaign
18 10 (0.16%) Oracle BPM
19 9 (0.15%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 257 (4.22%) Amazon AWS
2 228 (3.74%) Microsoft Azure
3 115 (1.89%) GitHub
4 57 (0.94%) Office 365
5 36 (0.59%) Amazon EC2
6 35 (0.57%) Google Analytics
7 30 (0.49%) IaaS
8 28 (0.46%) AWS CloudFormation
8 28 (0.46%) PaaS
9 27 (0.44%) Amazon S3
10 24 (0.39%) Cloud Computing
10 24 (0.39%) SaaS
11 22 (0.36%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 18 (0.30%) Azure Active Directory
13 17 (0.28%) Amazon Glacier
13 17 (0.28%) Google Cloud Platform
14 14 (0.23%) Adobe Analytics
15 9 (0.15%) Google App Engine
16 7 (0.11%) AWS Lambda
17 6 (0.099%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 121 (1.99%) HTTP
2 105 (1.72%) Firewall
3 98 (1.61%) TCP/IP
4 89 (1.46%) SAN
5 85 (1.40%) DNS
6 81 (1.33%) Internet
7 51 (0.84%) VPN
8 46 (0.76%) WAN
9 39 (0.64%) DHCP
10 37 (0.61%) LAN
11 29 (0.48%) Network Security
12 28 (0.46%) FTP
12 28 (0.46%) LDAP
12 28 (0.46%) SSL
13 22 (0.36%) NAS
14 19 (0.31%) Ethernet
14 19 (0.31%) Multicast
15 17 (0.28%) Intranet
16 15 (0.25%) SMTP
17 14 (0.23%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1822 (29.92%) SQL Server
2 757 (12.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 679 (11.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 656 (10.77%) Data Warehouse
5 436 (7.16%) Oracle Database
6 417 (6.85%) Relational Database
7 376 (6.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 349 (5.73%) SQL Server 2008
9 347 (5.70%) NoSQL
10 314 (5.16%) SQL Server 2012
11 293 (4.81%) MySQL
12 286 (4.70%) Big Data
13 239 (3.92%) Hadoop
14 199 (3.27%) QlikView
15 190 (3.12%) MongoDB
16 170 (2.79%) Oracle Database 11g
17 139 (2.28%) BusinessObjects
18 136 (2.23%) RDBMS
19 129 (2.12%) Oracle Reports
20 123 (2.02%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 399 (6.55%) Git (software)
2 371 (6.09%) JIRA
3 267 (4.38%) Jenkins
4 243 (3.99%) Maven
5 242 (3.97%) Subversion
6 186 (3.05%) Selenium
7 181 (2.97%) Team Foundation Server
8 153 (2.51%) Visual Studio
9 143 (2.35%) JUnit
10 134 (2.20%) TeamCity
11 116 (1.90%) Cucumber
12 97 (1.59%) SoapUI
13 88 (1.44%) SpecFlow
14 81 (1.33%) Eclipse
15 78 (1.28%) HP UFT
16 73 (1.20%) NUnit
17 71 (1.17%) Ant
17 71 (1.17%) Mockito
18 68 (1.12%) Toad
19 61 (1.00%) Artifactory
General
1 1899 (31.18%) Finance
2 1126 (18.49%) Banking
3 445 (7.31%) Front Office
4 421 (6.91%) Investment Banking
5 217 (3.56%) Retail
6 195 (3.20%) Marketing
7 160 (2.63%) Financial Institution
8 123 (2.02%) Back Office
9 90 (1.48%) Legal
10 89 (1.46%) Telecoms
11 69 (1.13%) Law
12 60 (0.99%) Advertising
13 46 (0.76%) Games
14 44 (0.72%) Manufacturing
15 31 (0.51%) Publishing
16 28 (0.46%) Electronics
16 28 (0.46%) General Ledger
17 25 (0.41%) Billing
18 23 (0.38%) Pharmaceutical
19 20 (0.33%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 2696 (44.27%) Developer
2 1307 (21.46%) Analyst
3 788 (12.94%) SQL Developer
4 566 (9.29%) C# Developer
5 453 (7.44%) .NET Developer
6 442 (7.26%) Java Developer
7 307 (5.04%) Senior Developer
8 303 (4.98%) Architect
9 298 (4.89%) Business Analyst
9 298 (4.89%) C# .NET Developer
10 289 (4.75%) SQL Analyst
11 285 (4.68%) Consultant
12 281 (4.61%) Data Analyst
13 264 (4.33%) DBA
14 221 (3.63%) Test Analyst
15 205 (3.37%) Oracle Developer
16 193 (3.17%) Business Intelligence Developer
17 182 (2.99%) SQL DBA
17 182 (2.99%) SSIS Developer
18 181 (2.97%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1241 (20.38%) .NET
2 685 (11.25%) HTML
3 543 (8.92%) XML
4 489 (8.03%) Web Services
5 478 (7.85%) CSS
6 430 (7.06%) ASP.NET
7 321 (5.27%) AngularJS
8 318 (5.22%) jQuery
9 314 (5.16%) Spring
10 303 (4.98%) HTML5
11 279 (4.58%) REST
12 262 (4.30%) .NET Framework
13 261 (4.29%) SOAP
14 225 (3.69%) ASP.NET MVC
15 222 (3.65%) WCF
16 191 (3.14%) J2EE
17 183 (3.00%) RESTful
18 172 (2.82%) JSON
19 162 (2.66%) Hibernate
20 159 (2.61%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 580 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
2 275 (4.52%) Derivative
3 271 (4.45%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 214 (3.51%) Fixed Income
5 208 (3.42%) Computer Science
6 201 (3.30%) Equities
7 167 (2.74%) Management Information System
8 147 (2.41%) Visualisation
9 135 (2.22%) NHS
10 116 (1.90%) Hedge funds
11 105 (1.72%) Mathematics
11 105 (1.72%) Replication
12 96 (1.58%) Clustering
13 95 (1.56%) Credit Risk
14 90 (1.48%) Data Structures
15 85 (1.40%) Enterprise Software
15 85 (1.40%) Market Risk
16 74 (1.22%) Data Centre
17 72 (1.18%) Statistics
18 70 (1.15%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 827 (13.58%) Linux
2 822 (13.50%) Windows
3 681 (11.18%) Unix
4 292 (4.79%) Windows Server
5 157 (2.58%) Windows Server 2008
6 117 (1.92%) Windows Server 2012
7 97 (1.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 92 (1.51%) Solaris
9 72 (1.18%) Windows Server 2003
10 51 (0.84%) CoreOS
11 45 (0.74%) Windows 7
12 39 (0.64%) AIX
13 35 (0.57%) Apple iOS
14 34 (0.56%) Android
15 24 (0.39%) CentOS
15 24 (0.39%) Debian
16 22 (0.36%) VMS
17 18 (0.30%) SUSE
18 14 (0.23%) Mac OS X
19 11 (0.18%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1517 (24.91%) Agile Software Development
2 876 (14.38%) Business Intelligence
3 624 (10.25%) TDD
4 590 (9.69%) ETL
5 528 (8.67%) Data Modelling
6 495 (8.13%) Migration
7 480 (7.88%) MVC
8 477 (7.83%) Scrum
9 415 (6.81%) Analytics
10 406 (6.67%) OO
11 362 (5.94%) SDLC
12 361 (5.93%) Continuous Integration
13 342 (5.62%) Data Analysis
14 310 (5.09%) BDD
15 294 (4.83%) Performance Tuning
16 287 (4.71%) Multithreading
17 260 (4.27%) User Acceptance Testing
18 259 (4.25%) E-Commerce
19 250 (4.11%) CRM
19 250 (4.11%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 1225 (20.11%) C#
2 1124 (18.46%) Java
3 880 (14.45%) JavaScript
4 770 (12.64%) T-SQL
5 562 (9.23%) Python
6 504 (8.28%) PL/SQL
7 323 (5.30%) Perl
7 323 (5.30%) VBA
8 304 (4.99%) PowerShell
9 279 (4.58%) C++
10 240 (3.94%) Shell Script
11 207 (3.40%) Ruby
12 181 (2.97%) PHP
13 164 (2.69%) VB
14 132 (2.17%) Bash Shell
15 112 (1.84%) R
16 103 (1.69%) VB.NET
17 93 (1.53%) Scala
18 90 (1.48%) C
19 74 (1.22%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 467 (7.67%) Degree
2 231 (3.79%) Security Cleared
3 154 (2.53%) SC Cleared
4 123 (2.02%) ISEB
5 90 (1.48%) ISTQB
6 73 (1.20%) Microsoft Certification
7 62 (1.02%) DV Cleared
8 52 (0.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 39 (0.64%) ITIL Certification
10 34 (0.56%) MCSE
11 33 (0.54%) Cisco Certification
12 31 (0.51%) CTC Cleared
13 29 (0.48%) CCNA
14 25 (0.41%) PhD
15 22 (0.36%) BPSS Clearance
16 17 (0.28%) BC Cleared
17 16 (0.26%) MCSA
18 14 (0.23%) CCNP
19 13 (0.21%) AWS Certification
20 12 (0.20%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 323 (5.30%) QA
2 245 (4.02%) Data Quality
3 73 (1.20%) SLA
4 41 (0.67%) MiFID
5 30 (0.49%) Solvency II
6 20 (0.33%) EMIR
7 18 (0.30%) Dodd-Frank
7 18 (0.30%) PCI DSS
8 17 (0.28%) HL7
9 13 (0.21%) Basel II
10 10 (0.16%) Disclosure Scotland
11 9 (0.15%) Dublin Core
12 8 (0.13%) FATCA
12 8 (0.13%) ISO20022
12 8 (0.13%) SEPA
13 7 (0.11%) Basel III
14 6 (0.099%) DICOM
14 6 (0.099%) IAS 39
15 5 (0.082%) COBIT
15 5 (0.082%) SDET
System Software
1 204 (3.35%) Active Directory
2 109 (1.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 105 (1.72%) Docker
4 50 (0.82%) Hyper-V
5 49 (0.80%) Ceph
5 49 (0.80%) GlusterFS
6 46 (0.76%) Oracle RAC
7 26 (0.43%) vSphere
8 24 (0.39%) XenApp
9 21 (0.34%) RACF
10 20 (0.33%) HDFS
11 17 (0.28%) Samba
12 16 (0.26%) Apache Flume
12 16 (0.26%) NFS
13 12 (0.20%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 11 (0.18%) VMware ESXi
15 10 (0.16%) Xen
15 10 (0.16%) XenDesktop
16 9 (0.15%) VMware ESX
17 8 (0.13%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 165 (2.71%) Puppet
2 117 (1.92%) HP Quality Center
3 102 (1.67%) Ansible
4 87 (1.43%) Opscode Chef
5 64 (1.05%) HAProxy
6 58 (0.95%) Kubernetes
6 58 (0.95%) Nagios
7 55 (0.90%) logstash
8 54 (0.89%) SCCM
9 53 (0.87%) SCOM
10 49 (0.80%) Graphite
11 45 (0.74%) Control-M
12 36 (0.59%) Oracle RMAN
13 31 (0.51%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
14 23 (0.38%) Data Guard
15 22 (0.36%) Tivoli
16 21 (0.34%) ZABBIX
17 16 (0.26%) zSecure
18 15 (0.25%) WSUS
19 14 (0.23%) Oracle Identity Manager
Vendors
1 1366 (22.43%) Oracle
2 1048 (17.21%) Microsoft
3 236 (3.88%) Tableau
4 218 (3.58%) Sybase
5 202 (3.32%) VMware
6 185 (3.04%) IBM
7 168 (2.76%) HP
8 137 (2.25%) SAP
9 133 (2.18%) Red Hat
10 122 (2.00%) Informatica
11 110 (1.81%) Cognos
12 104 (1.71%) Citrix
13 82 (1.35%) Teradata
14 81 (1.33%) Cisco
15 66 (1.08%) Google
16 58 (0.95%) Salesforce.com
16 58 (0.95%) TIBCO
17 54 (0.89%) Bloomberg
18 53 (0.87%) Adobe
19 50 (0.82%) EMC
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