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 23 September 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
23 Sep 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 3819 4145 4096
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 15.58% 16.50% 15.65%
As % of the Programming Languages category 37.58% 38.10% 38.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 2733 2855 2849
Average daily rate
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£425 £438 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.30% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 32 45
Average hourly rate £28.49 £22.50 £22.32
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.62% +0.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.10 £17.00 £13.92
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £104.00 £46.80 £46.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.88 £23.13 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+11.89% -15.90%
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
10162 10880 10567
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 41.46% 43.30% 40.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 7313 7789 7371
Average daily rate £425 £430 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.16% +1.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £285
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 64 85 138
Average hourly rate £30.00 £37.50 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +4.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £17.50 £14.33
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £121.00 £57.50 £48.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -5.71%

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 23 September 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 23 September 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 23 September 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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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 0 1076 £450 - 447
Canary Wharf +3 20 £450 -21.73% 1
Croydon -11 13 £450 +24.13% 12
Greenford - 13 - -
Bromley +3 12 £343 -23.88% 5
Docklands, London -3 8 £625 +31.57% 1
Kingston Upon Thames +6 4 £328 -24.71% 2
Chessington +1 4 - - 1
Westminster +1 4 £360 -4.00%
Romford +11 3 £275 - 1
Twickenham +6 3 £330 -20.48% 2
Wimbledon 0 3 £325 -10.34%
Uxbridge - 3 £425 - 1
Feltham +6 2 £185 -57.47%
Harrow +3 2 £175 - 4
Hounslow -6 2 £510 +27.50% 2
Ilford - 2 £375 -
New Malden - 2 - - 1
Hammersmith - 2 £500 - 3
Paddington +8 1 - -
Orpington +3 1 - -
Chiswick -1 1 £413 +10.00%
West Drayton -5 1 £375 +36.36% 2
Hackney - 1 - -
Teddington - 1 £450 - 1
South Croydon - 1 £340 -
Barnet - 1 £400 - 4
Southwark - 1 £375 - 1
Clapham - - - -
Mayfair - - - -
Finchley - - - -
Beckenham - - - -
Carshalton - - - -
Dagenham - - - - 2
Enfield - - - - 2
Erith - - - -
Isleworth - - - -
Hayes - - - - 2
Coulsdon - - - -
Surbiton - - - - 1
Ruislip - - - - 3
Sidcup - - - - 1
Upminster - - - -
Ealing - - - - 1
Worcester Park - - - -
Wembley - - - - 1
SQL
England

SQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 2138 (29.21%) Oracle
2 1905 (26.02%) Finance
3 1874 (25.60%) SQL Server
4 1517 (20.72%) Banking
5 1464 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
6 1325 (18.10%) Java
7 1275 (17.42%) C#
8 1271 (17.36%) .NET
9 1110 (15.16%) Microsoft
10 1067 (14.58%) Windows
11 969 (13.24%) UNIX
12 893 (12.20%) Linux
13 874 (11.94%) Business Intelligence
14 854 (11.67%) ETL
15 852 (11.64%) Data Warehouse
16 844 (11.53%) XML
17 816 (11.15%) PL/SQL
18 815 (11.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
19 808 (11.04%) JavaScript
20 807 (11.02%) Analytical Skills
21 785 (10.72%) T-SQL
22 767 (10.48%) HTML
23 750 (10.25%) Investment Banking
24 735 (10.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
25 717 (9.80%) MS Excel
26 616 (8.42%) Oracle Database
27 612 (8.36%) Relational Database
28 592 (8.09%) TDD
29 581 (7.94%) SQL Server 2008
30 573 (7.83%) Data Modelling

SQL
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 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
1 360 (4.92%) SharePoint
2 241 (3.29%) IIS
3 231 (3.16%) SAS
4 143 (1.95%) Apache
5 122 (1.67%) WebSphere
6 120 (1.64%) Tomcat
7 111 (1.52%) MS Exchange
8 99 (1.35%) SharePoint 2010
9 97 (1.33%) WebLogic
10 77 (1.05%) SharePoint 2013
10 77 (1.05%) CMS
11 70 (0.96%) Node.js
11 70 (0.96%) Oracle Workflow
12 66 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2010
13 64 (0.87%) BizTalk Server
14 46 (0.63%) Oracle Coherence
15 45 (0.61%) Umbraco
16 35 (0.48%) MQSeries
17 33 (0.45%) Confluence
18 28 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 717 (9.80%) MS Excel
2 239 (3.27%) MS Office
3 87 (1.19%) MS Visio
4 73 (1.00%) MS PowerPoint
5 60 (0.82%) Spreadsheet
6 54 (0.74%) MS Project
7 41 (0.56%) SPSS
8 40 (0.55%) PowerPivot
9 22 (0.30%) InfoPath
10 9 (0.12%) Mathematica
10 9 (0.12%) FastStats
11 8 (0.11%) Photoshop
12 4 (0.055%) Final Cut Pro
13 2 (0.027%) Gephi
13 2 (0.027%) Mingle
13 2 (0.027%) Adobe Illustrator
13 2 (0.027%) AutoCAD
14 1 (0.014%) Fireworks
14 1 (0.014%) Acrobat
14 1 (0.014%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 105 (1.43%) Dynamics CRM
2 84 (1.15%) Oracle EBS
2 84 (1.15%) Oracle EBS R12
3 76 (1.04%) Markit EDM
4 61 (0.83%) Oracle Payables
5 59 (0.81%) Oracle General Ledger
6 53 (0.72%) Oracle Receivables
7 52 (0.71%) Oracle Applications
8 51 (0.70%) Oracle Assets
9 42 (0.57%) RMDS
9 42 (0.57%) Dynamics AX
10 36 (0.49%) Cognos TM1
10 36 (0.49%) Google Analytics
11 34 (0.46%) Oracle Financials
12 25 (0.34%) Agresso
13 24 (0.33%) Oracle CRM
14 23 (0.31%) Cognos Business Intelligence
15 22 (0.30%) Oracle Internet Expenses
16 21 (0.29%) Remedy ITSM
17 17 (0.23%) Oracle Cash Management
Cloud Services
1 104 (1.42%) Microsoft Azure
2 53 (0.72%) PaaS
3 41 (0.56%) Amazon AWS
4 28 (0.38%) Amazon EC2
5 27 (0.37%) SaaS
6 21 (0.29%) Cloud Computing
7 15 (0.20%) Force.com
8 11 (0.15%) Amazon EMR
9 10 (0.14%) GitHub
9 10 (0.14%) Heroku
10 7 (0.096%) Google App Engine
10 7 (0.096%) Office 365
11 5 (0.068%) Amazon S3
12 4 (0.055%) SuccessFactors
13 3 (0.041%) CloudFront
13 3 (0.041%) Google Apps
14 2 (0.027%) Rackspace Cloud
14 2 (0.027%) Route 53
14 2 (0.027%) IBM SmartCloud
14 2 (0.027%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 163 (2.23%) Firewall
2 162 (2.21%) HTTP
3 155 (2.12%) SAN
4 139 (1.90%) DNS
5 134 (1.83%) TCP/IP
6 119 (1.63%) Internet
7 71 (0.97%) DHCP
8 62 (0.85%) WAN
9 60 (0.82%) LAN
10 57 (0.78%) LDAP
11 54 (0.74%) FTP
12 51 (0.70%) VPN
13 46 (0.63%) SSL
14 45 (0.61%) Multicast
15 44 (0.60%) Intranet
16 39 (0.53%) NAS
17 37 (0.51%) NetScaler
18 34 (0.46%) VLAN
19 26 (0.36%) Network Security
19 26 (0.36%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1874 (25.60%) SQL Server
2 852 (11.64%) Data Warehouse
3 815 (11.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 735 (10.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 616 (8.42%) Oracle Database
6 612 (8.36%) Relational Database
7 581 (7.94%) SQL Server 2008
8 442 (6.04%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 289 (3.95%) MySQL
10 272 (3.72%) Oracle Database 11g
11 237 (3.24%) SQL Server 2012
12 231 (3.16%) RDBMS
13 197 (2.69%) SQL Server 2005
13 197 (2.69%) Big Data
14 194 (2.65%) Oracle Reports
15 191 (2.61%) NoSQL
16 173 (2.36%) QlikView
17 169 (2.31%) Oracle Database 10g
18 160 (2.19%) MongoDB
19 152 (2.08%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 277 (3.78%) Subversion
2 231 (3.16%) Git (software)
3 226 (3.09%) Visual Studio
4 225 (3.07%) Team Foundation Server
5 210 (2.87%) JIRA
6 195 (2.66%) Selenium
7 155 (2.12%) Maven
8 134 (1.83%) JUnit
9 121 (1.65%) Jenkins
10 118 (1.61%) Cucumber
11 105 (1.43%) Eclipse
12 92 (1.26%) TeamCity
13 88 (1.20%) Oracle Forms
14 85 (1.16%) Toad
15 72 (0.98%) Ant
16 67 (0.92%) QuickTest Pro
17 65 (0.89%) NUnit
18 62 (0.85%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
19 52 (0.71%) WebDriver
20 48 (0.66%) LoadRunner
General
1 1905 (26.02%) Finance
2 1517 (20.72%) Banking
3 750 (10.25%) Investment Banking
4 572 (7.81%) Front Office
5 264 (3.61%) Retail
6 243 (3.32%) Marketing
7 183 (2.50%) Back Office
8 154 (2.10%) Financial Institution
9 127 (1.73%) Legal
10 110 (1.50%) Telecoms
11 97 (1.33%) Advertising
12 91 (1.24%) Games
13 56 (0.77%) Law
14 52 (0.71%) Manufacturing
15 47 (0.64%) Publishing
16 37 (0.51%) General Ledger
17 36 (0.49%) Retail Banking
18 28 (0.38%) Pharmaceutical
19 27 (0.37%) Billing
20 19 (0.26%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 3109 (42.47%) Developer
2 1858 (25.38%) Analyst
3 567 (7.75%) Business Analyst
4 488 (6.67%) SQL Developer
5 461 (6.30%) Java Developer
6 376 (5.14%) Data Analyst
7 364 (4.97%) Consultant
7 364 (4.97%) DBA
8 363 (4.96%) .NET Developer
9 350 (4.78%) C# Developer
10 347 (4.74%) Senior Developer
11 310 (4.23%) Architect
12 291 (3.98%) Support Analyst
13 261 (3.57%) Applications Support
14 210 (2.87%) Business Intelligence Developer
15 209 (2.86%) Test Analyst
16 192 (2.62%) SQL DBA
17 173 (2.36%) Oracle Developer
18 165 (2.25%) Administrator
19 161 (2.20%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1271 (17.36%) .NET
2 844 (11.53%) XML
3 767 (10.48%) HTML
4 568 (7.76%) Web Services
5 550 (7.51%) ASP.NET
6 483 (6.60%) CSS
7 337 (4.60%) Spring
8 312 (4.26%) jQuery
9 281 (3.84%) WCF
10 252 (3.44%) .NET Framework
11 231 (3.16%) Hibernate
12 228 (3.11%) ASP.NET MVC
13 210 (2.87%) JSON
14 195 (2.66%) SOAP
14 195 (2.66%) J2EE
15 191 (2.61%) HTML5
16 184 (2.51%) WPF
17 183 (2.50%) REST
18 164 (2.24%) Ajax
19 136 (1.86%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 807 (11.02%) Analytical Skills
2 367 (5.01%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 340 (4.64%) Fixed Income
4 319 (4.36%) Derivative
5 235 (3.21%) Computer Science
6 205 (2.80%) Management Information System
7 186 (2.54%) Credit Risk
8 175 (2.39%) Open Source
8 175 (2.39%) NHS
9 171 (2.34%) Equities
10 161 (2.20%) Market Risk
11 152 (2.08%) Data Integration
12 139 (1.90%) Replication
13 114 (1.56%) Mathematics
14 112 (1.53%) Visualisation
15 104 (1.42%) Clustering
16 100 (1.37%) Hedge funds
17 79 (1.08%) Statistics
18 71 (0.97%) Credit Derivative
18 71 (0.97%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 1067 (14.58%) Windows
2 969 (13.24%) UNIX
3 893 (12.20%) Linux
4 246 (3.36%) Windows Server 2008
5 173 (2.36%) Windows Server 2003
6 155 (2.12%) Solaris
7 151 (2.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 136 (1.86%) Windows 7
9 108 (1.48%) Windows Server 2012
10 83 (1.13%) Windows XP
11 61 (0.83%) Apple iOS
12 54 (0.74%) Android
13 45 (0.61%) AIX
14 22 (0.30%) Windows 8
14 22 (0.30%) Ubuntu
14 22 (0.30%) CentOS
14 22 (0.30%) SUSE
15 18 (0.25%) Oracle Linux
16 16 (0.22%) Debian
16 16 (0.22%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 1464 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 874 (11.94%) Business Intelligence
3 854 (11.67%) ETL
4 592 (8.09%) TDD
5 573 (7.83%) Data Modelling
6 551 (7.53%) Migration
7 495 (6.76%) OO
8 488 (6.67%) MVC
9 477 (6.52%) Analytics
10 446 (6.09%) Scrum
11 445 (6.08%) Data Analysis
12 353 (4.82%) Performance Tuning
13 344 (4.70%) E-Commerce
14 329 (4.49%) CRM
15 313 (4.28%) Project Management
15 313 (4.28%) Multithreading
16 307 (4.19%) User Acceptance Testing
17 302 (4.13%) Continuous Integration
18 293 (4.00%) Workflow
19 290 (3.96%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 1325 (18.10%) Java
2 1275 (17.42%) C#
3 816 (11.15%) PL/SQL
4 808 (11.04%) JavaScript
5 785 (10.72%) T-SQL
6 423 (5.78%) Python
7 402 (5.49%) C++
8 326 (4.45%) VBA
9 314 (4.29%) Shell Script
10 299 (4.08%) Perl
11 184 (2.51%) PHP
12 181 (2.47%) PowerShell
13 163 (2.23%) VB
14 144 (1.97%) Ruby
15 125 (1.71%) VB.NET
16 121 (1.65%) C
17 115 (1.57%) VBScript
18 89 (1.22%) Bash Shell
19 68 (0.93%) Scala
20 61 (0.83%) R
Qualifications
1 516 (7.05%) Degree
2 194 (2.65%) Security Cleared
3 114 (1.56%) Microsoft Certification
4 110 (1.50%) SC Cleared
5 85 (1.16%) ISEB
6 61 (0.83%) MCITP
7 46 (0.63%) DV Cleared
8 42 (0.57%) ISTQB
9 38 (0.52%) MCSE
10 31 (0.42%) Cisco Certification
11 27 (0.37%) MCTS
12 25 (0.34%) CCNA
12 25 (0.34%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 19 (0.26%) MCSA
14 18 (0.25%) PhD
15 14 (0.19%) MCP
16 13 (0.18%) ITIL Certification
17 12 (0.16%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
18 11 (0.15%) Oracle Certification
18 11 (0.15%) MCDBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 468 (6.39%) QA
2 78 (1.07%) Data Quality
3 64 (0.87%) SLA
4 33 (0.45%) Basel III
5 32 (0.44%) EMIR
6 30 (0.41%) Dodd-Frank
7 29 (0.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 20 (0.27%) ISO 9001
9 14 (0.19%) Basel II
10 13 (0.18%) PCI DSS
11 12 (0.16%) Solvency II
12 11 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
13 10 (0.14%) CRD IV
14 8 (0.11%) COREP
14 8 (0.11%) MiFID
15 7 (0.096%) FINREP
16 4 (0.055%) HL7
17 3 (0.041%) AIFMD
18 2 (0.027%) FATCA
18 2 (0.027%) SNOMED CT
System Software
1 297 (4.06%) Active Directory
2 152 (2.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 114 (1.56%) Oracle RAC
4 72 (0.98%) vSphere
5 51 (0.70%) Oracle RMAN
6 47 (0.64%) Hyper-V
6 47 (0.64%) XenApp
7 32 (0.44%) VMware ESX
8 24 (0.33%) VMware ESXi
8 24 (0.33%) XenDesktop
9 23 (0.31%) NFS
10 20 (0.27%) Microsoft App-V
11 14 (0.19%) HDFS
11 14 (0.19%) ISA Server
12 13 (0.18%) Xen
13 11 (0.15%) FreeRADIUS
13 11 (0.15%) vCloud
14 10 (0.14%) Apache ZooKeeper
15 9 (0.12%) Apache Flume
16 8 (0.11%) KVM
Systems Management
1 123 (1.68%) HP Quality Center
2 99 (1.35%) SCCM
3 69 (0.94%) Data Guard
4 68 (0.93%) Puppet
5 54 (0.74%) Control-M
6 53 (0.72%) SCOM
7 51 (0.70%) Opscode Chef
8 41 (0.56%) Tivoli
8 41 (0.56%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 27 (0.37%) ITRS Geneos
10 23 (0.31%) Backup Exec
11 15 (0.20%) Nagios
11 15 (0.20%) SCOrch
12 14 (0.19%) AppDNA
12 14 (0.19%) WMI
12 14 (0.19%) WSUS
12 14 (0.19%) BMC PATROL
13 11 (0.15%) Tivoli Storage Manager
13 11 (0.15%) Vagrant
13 11 (0.15%) Oozie
Vendors
1 2138 (29.21%) Oracle
2 1110 (15.16%) Microsoft
3 291 (3.98%) VMware
3 291 (3.98%) Sybase
4 253 (3.46%) Business Objects
5 208 (2.84%) Informatica
6 198 (2.70%) HP
7 192 (2.62%) IBM
8 181 (2.47%) Cognos
9 163 (2.23%) Citrix
10 161 (2.20%) Tableau
11 152 (2.08%) Red Hat
12 149 (2.04%) Cisco
13 112 (1.53%) SAP
14 102 (1.39%) TIBCO
15 82 (1.12%) Google
16 69 (0.94%) Teradata
16 69 (0.94%) Salesforce.com
17 67 (0.92%) NetApp
18 62 (0.85%) Sun
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £550 per day + competititve
Posted: 55 minutes ago
West London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £275 - £297 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £525 - £575 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: Competitive Rate
Posted: 15 hours ago
City, London
Parallel Consulting
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £380.00 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £150 to £250 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
City, London
Venturi
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
Nicoll Curtin
Rate: £425.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
PwC Careers in the UK
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
Caspian One Ltd
Posted: 18 hours ago
East London
Eaglecliff
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
City, London
Venturi
Rate: £350 - £375 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
City, London
I.T. Skillfinder
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
City, London
Venturi
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
City, London
Vadis People
Rate: c425 - 475 per day depending on experience
Posted: 21 hours ago
South East London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300 - £325 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago