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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Structured Query Language (SQL)
Rank 5 6 5
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -1
Contract jobs citing SQL 3440 3422 3300
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 16.09% 15.27% 15.98%
As % of the Programming Languages category 38.44% 37.85% 39.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 2436 2417 2331
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 £275 £300
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 21 20 29
Average hourly rate £20.31 £30.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.30% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £18.00 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.75 £79.00 £72.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.60 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+12.78% -3.27%
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
8950 9041 8412
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 41.86% 40.35% 40.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 6475 6525 6132
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 £310 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 70 85
Average hourly rate £27.37 £35.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.80% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £22.50 £17.77
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.00 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -

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 27 March 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 27 March 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 27 March 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 0 976 £450 - 443
Docklands, London -1 21 £361 -28.64% 4
Canary Wharf +4 20 £520 -0.95%
Croydon +3 18 £375 -9.09% 10
Uxbridge -5 9 £350 +33.33% 5
Brentford -6 8 £331 -28.37% 2
Feltham - 8 £450 -
Twickenham - 8 £295 - 2
Hammersmith +4 7 £470 +17.50% 1
Bromley +5 5 £265 -49.52%
Hounslow -1 5 £340 +31.52% 3
Wembley - 5 £420 -
Harrow +3 3 £325 -4.41% 2
Chessington - 3 £275 - 4
South Croydon - 3 £212 -
Ealing -3 2 £425 +54.54% 1
Sidcup - 2 £320 - 1
Chiswick +11 1 - - 2
Osterley +4 1 £320 +96.92%
Westminster +1 1 £525 +110.00%
Southwark 0 1 £363 +27.86%
Enfield -7 1 - - 2
Kingston Upon Thames -10 1 £450 +44.00% 11
New Malden - 1 - -
Pinner - - - -
Romford - - - - 4
Ruislip - - - -
Mitcham - - - -
Morden - - - - 1
Isleworth - - - - 1
Beckenham - - - - 2
Dagenham - - - - 1
Edgware - - - -
Wimbledon - - - -
West Drayton - - - - 2
Surbiton - - - - 2
Teddington - - - - 1
Upminster - - - -
Mayfair - - - -
SQL
England

SQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 1899 (27.38%) SQL Server
2 1884 (27.16%) Finance
3 1750 (25.23%) Oracle
4 1502 (21.66%) Java
5 1420 (20.47%) Agile Software Development
6 1417 (20.43%) Banking
7 1381 (19.91%) .NET
8 1262 (18.19%) C#
9 1082 (15.60%) Microsoft
10 1011 (14.58%) Windows
11 983 (14.17%) UNIX
12 903 (13.02%) Linux
13 869 (12.53%) JavaScript
14 862 (12.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 859 (12.38%) Data Warehouse
16 823 (11.87%) HTML
17 817 (11.78%) Business Intelligence
18 791 (11.40%) PL/SQL
19 757 (10.91%) XML
19 757 (10.91%) Investment Banking
20 754 (10.87%) T-SQL
21 749 (10.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
22 737 (10.63%) ETL
23 713 (10.28%) Analytical Skills
24 684 (9.86%) MS Excel
25 634 (9.14%) Relational Database
26 627 (9.04%) Data Modelling
27 613 (8.84%) Front Office
28 568 (8.19%) Web Services
29 563 (8.12%) TDD

SQL
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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
1 334 (4.82%) SharePoint
2 251 (3.62%) IIS
3 175 (2.52%) SAS
4 173 (2.49%) Tomcat
5 151 (2.18%) Apache
6 142 (2.05%) WebLogic
7 106 (1.53%) WebSphere
8 82 (1.18%) JBoss
9 81 (1.17%) MS Exchange
10 69 (0.99%) SharePoint 2010
11 67 (0.97%) CMS
12 58 (0.84%) SharePoint 2013
13 52 (0.75%) Node.js
13 52 (0.75%) BizTalk Server
14 47 (0.68%) Oracle Workflow
15 46 (0.66%) Confluence
16 36 (0.52%) Lync
16 36 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2010
17 35 (0.50%) Apache Pig
18 30 (0.43%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 684 (9.86%) MS Excel
2 219 (3.16%) MS Office
3 99 (1.43%) MS Visio
4 77 (1.11%) MS PowerPoint
5 60 (0.87%) MS Project
6 46 (0.66%) PowerPivot
7 36 (0.52%) SPSS
8 34 (0.49%) Spreadsheet
9 14 (0.20%) Photoshop
10 9 (0.13%) InfoPath
11 5 (0.072%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 3 (0.043%) ProjectWise
12 3 (0.043%) FastStats
12 3 (0.043%) Weka
13 2 (0.029%) Adobe Illustrator
13 2 (0.029%) Acrobat
13 2 (0.029%) Fireworks
14 1 (0.014%) AutoCAD
14 1 (0.014%) Final Cut Pro
Business Applications
1 131 (1.89%) Dynamics CRM
2 121 (1.74%) Markit EDM
3 52 (0.75%) thinkFolio
4 42 (0.61%) Oracle EBS
5 40 (0.58%) Oracle EBS R12
6 36 (0.52%) Agresso
7 31 (0.45%) Oracle General Ledger
8 29 (0.42%) Google Analytics
8 29 (0.42%) Dynamics AX
9 28 (0.40%) Oracle Payables
10 27 (0.39%) Oracle Financials
11 24 (0.35%) Summit
12 23 (0.33%) Oracle Receivables
13 22 (0.32%) Oracle Applications
14 19 (0.27%) Dynamics NAV
15 18 (0.26%) SAP BPC
15 18 (0.26%) RMDS
15 18 (0.26%) Cognos TM1
15 18 (0.26%) SimCorp Dimension
16 17 (0.25%) Endur
Cloud Services
1 57 (0.82%) Microsoft Azure
2 53 (0.76%) Amazon AWS
3 28 (0.40%) SaaS
4 24 (0.35%) Amazon EC2
5 21 (0.30%) Office 365
6 20 (0.29%) GitHub
7 17 (0.25%) Amazon S3
8 10 (0.14%) Cloud Computing
8 10 (0.14%) Yammer
9 9 (0.13%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 9 (0.13%) Google Cloud Platform
10 7 (0.10%) IaaS
11 5 (0.072%) Amazon EMR
11 5 (0.072%) Force.com
11 5 (0.072%) PaaS
11 5 (0.072%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
12 4 (0.058%) IBM Blueworks
12 4 (0.058%) Heroku
12 4 (0.058%) Amazon ELB
13 3 (0.043%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 141 (2.03%) Internet
2 125 (1.80%) Firewall
3 111 (1.60%) TCP/IP
4 107 (1.54%) HTTP
5 88 (1.27%) SAN
6 86 (1.24%) DNS
7 70 (1.01%) WAN
8 63 (0.91%) LAN
9 48 (0.69%) SSL
10 45 (0.65%) DHCP
11 39 (0.56%) VPN
12 37 (0.53%) FTP
13 35 (0.50%) Intranet
14 33 (0.48%) LDAP
15 29 (0.42%) Network Security
16 27 (0.39%) NAS
17 26 (0.37%) Multicast
18 24 (0.35%) SNMP
19 19 (0.27%) HTTPS
20 17 (0.25%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1899 (27.38%) SQL Server
2 862 (12.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 859 (12.38%) Data Warehouse
4 749 (10.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 634 (9.14%) Relational Database
6 535 (7.71%) SQL Server 2008
7 449 (6.47%) Oracle Database
8 409 (5.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 294 (4.24%) MySQL
10 281 (4.05%) RDBMS
11 227 (3.27%) SQL Server 2012
12 223 (3.22%) QlikView
13 202 (2.91%) Oracle Database 11g
14 201 (2.90%) Hadoop
15 195 (2.81%) Big Data
16 183 (2.64%) SQL Server 2005
17 159 (2.29%) Oracle Reports
18 146 (2.10%) OLAP
19 143 (2.06%) MongoDB
20 141 (2.03%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 289 (4.17%) JIRA
2 220 (3.17%) Visual Studio
3 205 (2.96%) Selenium
4 196 (2.83%) Git (software)
5 192 (2.77%) Team Foundation Server
6 188 (2.71%) Subversion
7 183 (2.64%) Maven
8 133 (1.92%) JUnit
9 120 (1.73%) Jenkins
10 110 (1.59%) Cucumber
11 97 (1.40%) Ant
12 95 (1.37%) QuickTest Pro
13 94 (1.36%) Eclipse
14 79 (1.14%) Toad
15 72 (1.04%) TeamCity
16 69 (0.99%) NUnit
17 64 (0.92%) SoapUI
18 63 (0.91%) Oracle Forms
19 53 (0.76%) JMeter
20 48 (0.69%) WebDriver
General
1 1884 (27.16%) Finance
2 1417 (20.43%) Banking
3 757 (10.91%) Investment Banking
4 613 (8.84%) Front Office
5 216 (3.11%) Retail
6 212 (3.06%) Back Office
7 176 (2.54%) Marketing
8 120 (1.73%) Telecoms
9 93 (1.34%) Legal
10 90 (1.30%) Games
11 77 (1.11%) Financial Institution
12 73 (1.05%) Advertising
13 35 (0.50%) Law
14 32 (0.46%) General Ledger
15 31 (0.45%) Billing
16 29 (0.42%) Retail Banking
17 28 (0.40%) Publishing
18 26 (0.37%) French Language
19 25 (0.36%) Manufacturing
20 18 (0.26%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 3012 (43.43%) Developer
2 1704 (24.57%) Analyst
3 494 (7.12%) Business Analyst
4 486 (7.01%) SQL Developer
5 469 (6.76%) Java Developer
6 363 (5.23%) Consultant
7 344 (4.96%) C# Developer
8 324 (4.67%) Senior Developer
9 323 (4.66%) Data Analyst
10 321 (4.63%) Applications Support
11 304 (4.38%) Support Analyst
12 300 (4.33%) DBA
13 267 (3.85%) Architect
14 261 (3.76%) .NET Developer
15 226 (3.26%) Test Analyst
16 205 (2.96%) SQL DBA
17 202 (2.91%) Business Intelligence Developer
18 187 (2.70%) Oracle Developer
19 152 (2.19%) Tester
20 147 (2.12%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1381 (19.91%) .NET
2 823 (11.87%) HTML
3 757 (10.91%) XML
4 568 (8.19%) Web Services
5 510 (7.35%) CSS
6 449 (6.47%) ASP.NET
7 322 (4.64%) jQuery
8 316 (4.56%) Spring
9 304 (4.38%) WCF
10 238 (3.43%) SOAP
11 228 (3.29%) J2EE
12 222 (3.20%) .NET Framework
13 218 (3.14%) HTML5
14 212 (3.06%) Hibernate
15 205 (2.96%) REST
16 197 (2.84%) WPF
17 171 (2.47%) RESTful
18 152 (2.19%) JSP
19 144 (2.08%) ASP.NET MVC
20 132 (1.90%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 713 (10.28%) Analytical Skills
2 386 (5.57%) Fixed Income
3 358 (5.16%) Derivative
4 332 (4.79%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 243 (3.50%) Computer Science
6 209 (3.01%) Equities
7 178 (2.57%) NHS
8 149 (2.15%) Data Integration
9 140 (2.02%) Visualisation
10 136 (1.96%) Mathematics
11 134 (1.93%) Data Structures
12 130 (1.87%) Market Risk
13 127 (1.83%) Open Source
14 116 (1.67%) Management Information System
15 111 (1.60%) Clustering
16 105 (1.51%) Replication
17 88 (1.27%) Hedge funds
18 86 (1.24%) Credit Risk
18 86 (1.24%) Statistics
19 77 (1.11%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 1011 (14.58%) Windows
2 983 (14.17%) UNIX
3 903 (13.02%) Linux
4 187 (2.70%) Windows Server 2008
5 146 (2.10%) Windows Server 2003
6 114 (1.64%) Windows Server 2012
7 97 (1.40%) Windows 7
8 94 (1.36%) Solaris
9 83 (1.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 75 (1.08%) AIX
11 49 (0.71%) Android
12 41 (0.59%) Apple iOS
13 32 (0.46%) Windows XP
14 28 (0.40%) CentOS
14 28 (0.40%) Mac OS X Server
15 27 (0.39%) Windows 8
16 26 (0.37%) Mac OS X
17 19 (0.27%) Ubuntu
18 16 (0.23%) Oracle Linux
19 15 (0.22%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 1420 (20.47%) Agile Software Development
2 817 (11.78%) Business Intelligence
3 737 (10.63%) ETL
4 627 (9.04%) Data Modelling
5 563 (8.12%) TDD
6 524 (7.55%) Migration
7 469 (6.76%) Scrum
8 448 (6.46%) OO
9 432 (6.23%) Analytics
10 361 (5.20%) Data Analysis
11 360 (5.19%) MVC
12 340 (4.90%) Multithreading
13 329 (4.74%) CRM
14 315 (4.54%) ITIL
15 302 (4.35%) User Acceptance Testing
16 298 (4.30%) Project Management
16 298 (4.30%) Performance Tuning
17 258 (3.72%) Continuous Integration
18 250 (3.60%) Business Analysis
19 235 (3.39%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 1502 (21.66%) Java
2 1262 (18.19%) C#
3 869 (12.53%) JavaScript
4 791 (11.40%) PL/SQL
5 754 (10.87%) T-SQL
6 421 (6.07%) Python
7 405 (5.84%) VBA
8 354 (5.10%) C++
9 318 (4.58%) Perl
10 279 (4.02%) Shell Script
11 207 (2.98%) VB
12 178 (2.57%) Ruby
13 165 (2.38%) VB.NET
14 153 (2.21%) PowerShell
15 147 (2.12%) PHP
16 120 (1.73%) Bash Shell
17 115 (1.66%) VBScript
18 104 (1.50%) C
19 74 (1.07%) Scala
20 66 (0.95%) R
Qualifications
1 525 (7.57%) Degree
2 244 (3.52%) Security Cleared
3 143 (2.06%) SC Cleared
4 108 (1.56%) ISEB
5 79 (1.14%) ISTQB
6 69 (0.99%) Microsoft Certification
7 67 (0.97%) DV Cleared
8 34 (0.49%) ITIL Certification
9 32 (0.46%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 29 (0.42%) MCSE
11 27 (0.39%) Cisco Certification
12 22 (0.32%) MCITP
13 18 (0.26%) CCNA
14 17 (0.25%) Oracle Certification
15 15 (0.22%) Sun Certification
15 15 (0.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 13 (0.19%) OCPJP
17 12 (0.17%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
17 12 (0.17%) CCNP
17 12 (0.17%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 433 (6.24%) QA
2 76 (1.10%) Data Quality
3 47 (0.68%) SLA
4 24 (0.35%) Solvency II
5 18 (0.26%) Dodd-Frank
6 16 (0.23%) ISO 9001
7 14 (0.20%) GAAP
8 13 (0.19%) Basel III
8 13 (0.19%) EMIR
9 10 (0.14%) COREP
10 9 (0.13%) HL7
10 9 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 6 (0.087%) DICOM
11 6 (0.087%) PCI DSS
11 6 (0.087%) MiFID
12 5 (0.072%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 5 (0.072%) CRD IV
12 5 (0.072%) FATCA
13 4 (0.058%) FINREP
13 4 (0.058%) COBIT
System Software
1 244 (3.52%) Active Directory
2 139 (2.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 52 (0.75%) Oracle RAC
4 46 (0.66%) Hyper-V
5 36 (0.52%) vSphere
6 31 (0.45%) XenApp
6 31 (0.45%) HDFS
7 27 (0.39%) Apache Flume
8 24 (0.35%) Xen
9 17 (0.25%) NFS
10 16 (0.23%) VMware ESX
11 15 (0.22%) XenDesktop
12 14 (0.20%) ISA Server
12 14 (0.20%) KVM
12 14 (0.20%) Docker
13 12 (0.17%) VMware ESXi
14 11 (0.16%) SRDF
14 11 (0.16%) Microsoft App-V
15 10 (0.14%) Postfix
16 8 (0.12%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 135 (1.95%) HP Quality Center
2 86 (1.24%) Control-M
3 77 (1.11%) Puppet
4 54 (0.78%) SCCM
5 49 (0.71%) ITRS Geneos
6 44 (0.63%) Opscode Chef
7 31 (0.45%) SCOM
8 29 (0.42%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 27 (0.39%) Oracle RMAN
10 26 (0.37%) Data Guard
11 21 (0.30%) BladeLogic
12 14 (0.20%) Nagios
12 14 (0.20%) Oozie
13 13 (0.19%) Ansible
14 11 (0.16%) Salt
14 11 (0.16%) Netcool
15 9 (0.13%) Cisco Prime
15 9 (0.13%) Graphite
16 8 (0.12%) Oracle Flashback
16 8 (0.12%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 1750 (25.23%) Oracle
2 1082 (15.60%) Microsoft
3 287 (4.14%) Sybase
4 227 (3.27%) Tableau
5 226 (3.26%) VMware
6 200 (2.88%) Business Objects
7 191 (2.75%) IBM
8 152 (2.19%) HP
9 143 (2.06%) Informatica
10 123 (1.77%) SAP
11 121 (1.74%) Cognos
12 112 (1.61%) Citrix
13 110 (1.59%) Cisco
14 103 (1.49%) Red Hat
15 90 (1.30%) Teradata
16 89 (1.28%) TIBCO
17 71 (1.02%) Bloomberg
18 57 (0.82%) Google
19 54 (0.78%) Salesforce.com
20 49 (0.71%) Apple
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