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 22 May 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
22 May 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 3473 3459 3461
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 15.67% 15.29% 15.74%
As % of the Programming Languages category 37.68% 37.18% 38.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 2488 2487 2414
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 £298 £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 30 30 48
Average hourly rate £22.34 £27.50 £23.20
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.76% +18.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.90 £17.60 £12.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £116.00 £43.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-29.68% +16.36%
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
9218 9303 8988
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 41.59% 41.11% 40.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 6710 6896 6501
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 £300 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 69 63 119
Average hourly rate £30.00 £35.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £18.00 £18.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.19 £160.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £36.00 £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 22 May 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 22 May 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 22 May 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 -1 958 £450 - 478
Canary Wharf -1 29 £525 +10.52%
Croydon -2 19 £350 +16.66% 6
Docklands, London -3 13 £450 -11.76% 4
Uxbridge -5 12 £350 +34.61% 8
Feltham - 12 £408 -
Greenford +3 9 - -
Bromley +9 8 £269 +19.44% 2
Hammersmith - 6 £448 - 3
Twickenham - 5 £316 - 1
Ealing -2 4 £368 -11.44%
Brentford -6 4 £325 -4.27% 2
Wembley - 4 £375 - 4
Hounslow -2 3 £350 -2.77% 3
New Malden - 3 - - 3
West Drayton +3 2 £386 -
Chessington +2 2 - -
Kingston Upon Thames -2 2 £363 +5.45% 9
South Croydon - 2 £212 -
Hackney - 2 £425 -
Westminster +2 1 £500 -
Chiswick +2 1 - - 2
Romford +2 1 - -
Southwark 0 1 £363 +49.94%
Osterley 0 1 £320 -
Isleworth -7 1 - -
Stanmore - 1 £400 - 2
Enfield - 1 - - 3
Ilford - 1 - -
Paddington - 1 - -
Mayfair - 1 £575 -
SQL
England

SQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 2001 (29.15%) SQL Server
2 1941 (28.27%) Finance
3 1720 (25.05%) Oracle
4 1474 (21.47%) Java
5 1427 (20.79%) Agile Software Development
6 1392 (20.28%) Banking
7 1360 (19.81%) .NET
8 1285 (18.72%) C#
9 1096 (15.97%) Microsoft
10 970 (14.13%) Windows
11 941 (13.71%) UNIX
12 927 (13.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 918 (13.37%) JavaScript
14 907 (13.21%) Linux
15 884 (12.88%) Business Intelligence
16 869 (12.66%) Data Warehouse
17 820 (11.94%) T-SQL
18 817 (11.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
19 801 (11.67%) HTML
20 776 (11.30%) ETL
21 765 (11.14%) XML
22 743 (10.82%) Investment Banking
23 727 (10.59%) MS Excel
24 714 (10.40%) PL/SQL
25 691 (10.07%) Analytical Skills
26 610 (8.89%) Data Modelling
27 609 (8.87%) Relational Database
28 563 (8.20%) Front Office
29 557 (8.11%) Web Services
30 523 (7.62%) TDD

SQL
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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
1 316 (4.60%) SharePoint
2 275 (4.01%) IIS
3 181 (2.64%) Tomcat
4 168 (2.45%) SAS
5 142 (2.07%) Apache
6 141 (2.05%) WebLogic
7 114 (1.66%) WebSphere
8 92 (1.34%) JBoss
9 84 (1.22%) CMS
10 78 (1.14%) Node.js
11 77 (1.12%) MS Exchange
12 68 (0.99%) Oracle Workflow
13 54 (0.79%) SharePoint 2010
14 47 (0.68%) BizTalk Server
15 43 (0.63%) SharePoint 2013
16 42 (0.61%) Confluence
17 39 (0.57%) Lync
18 32 (0.47%) Oracle Coherence
19 31 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2010
20 30 (0.44%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 727 (10.59%) MS Excel
2 210 (3.06%) MS Office
3 88 (1.28%) MS Visio
4 85 (1.24%) MS PowerPoint
5 59 (0.86%) PowerPivot
6 42 (0.61%) MS Project
7 28 (0.41%) SPSS
8 27 (0.39%) Spreadsheet
9 13 (0.19%) Photoshop
10 10 (0.15%) InfoPath
11 5 (0.073%) Maya
12 4 (0.058%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 2 (0.029%) Adobe Illustrator
13 2 (0.029%) Acrobat
13 2 (0.029%) Fireworks
13 2 (0.029%) Weka
13 2 (0.029%) HipChat
14 1 (0.015%) ProjectWise
14 1 (0.015%) FastStats
14 1 (0.015%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 151 (2.20%) Dynamics CRM
2 108 (1.57%) Markit EDM
3 49 (0.71%) Oracle EBS R12
4 47 (0.68%) Oracle EBS
5 43 (0.63%) Oracle General Ledger
6 42 (0.61%) thinkFolio
7 37 (0.54%) Oracle Payables
8 29 (0.42%) Summit
9 28 (0.41%) Oracle Receivables
10 27 (0.39%) Dynamics AX
10 27 (0.39%) Oracle Financials
11 23 (0.34%) Oracle BPM
12 22 (0.32%) Oracle Applications
12 22 (0.32%) IntelliMatch
13 19 (0.28%) SimCorp Dimension
14 18 (0.26%) Agresso
15 17 (0.25%) Cognos Business Intelligence
15 17 (0.25%) Cognos TM1
16 16 (0.23%) RMDS
16 16 (0.23%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 116 (1.69%) Amazon AWS
2 53 (0.77%) Microsoft Azure
3 36 (0.52%) SaaS
4 32 (0.47%) GitHub
5 27 (0.39%) Office 365
6 24 (0.35%) Google Analytics
7 20 (0.29%) Amazon EC2
8 13 (0.19%) Yammer
9 12 (0.17%) Cloud Computing
10 11 (0.16%) Adobe Analytics
11 10 (0.15%) Amazon S3
11 10 (0.15%) IaaS
12 9 (0.13%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 8 (0.12%) PaaS
13 8 (0.12%) Google Cloud Platform
14 6 (0.087%) Google App Engine
15 5 (0.073%) Amazon EMR
15 5 (0.073%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
15 5 (0.073%) Heroku
16 4 (0.058%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 146 (2.13%) Firewall
2 128 (1.86%) Internet
3 121 (1.76%) HTTP
4 116 (1.69%) TCP/IP
5 110 (1.60%) SAN
6 94 (1.37%) DNS
7 72 (1.05%) WAN
8 71 (1.03%) LAN
9 61 (0.89%) VPN
10 59 (0.86%) SSL
11 52 (0.76%) DHCP
12 41 (0.60%) LDAP
12 41 (0.60%) FTP
13 36 (0.52%) Network Security
14 32 (0.47%) NAS
15 29 (0.42%) SMTP
16 27 (0.39%) Intranet
16 27 (0.39%) SNMP
17 25 (0.36%) VLAN
18 23 (0.34%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2001 (29.15%) SQL Server
2 927 (13.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 869 (12.66%) Data Warehouse
4 817 (11.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 609 (8.87%) Relational Database
6 479 (6.98%) SQL Server 2008
7 470 (6.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 434 (6.32%) Oracle Database
9 305 (4.44%) MySQL
10 281 (4.09%) RDBMS
11 264 (3.85%) SQL Server 2012
12 224 (3.26%) QlikView
13 193 (2.81%) Big Data
14 172 (2.51%) Oracle Database 11g
15 160 (2.33%) Hadoop
16 144 (2.10%) Oracle Reports
16 144 (2.10%) MS Access
17 143 (2.08%) MongoDB
18 141 (2.05%) OLAP
18 141 (2.05%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 286 (4.17%) JIRA
2 234 (3.41%) Subversion
3 222 (3.23%) Visual Studio
4 202 (2.94%) Git (software)
5 183 (2.67%) Maven
6 174 (2.53%) Team Foundation Server
7 147 (2.14%) Jenkins
8 146 (2.13%) Selenium
9 116 (1.69%) JUnit
10 100 (1.46%) Ant
11 88 (1.28%) TeamCity
12 85 (1.24%) Eclipse
13 74 (1.08%) Cucumber
14 69 (1.01%) Toad
15 68 (0.99%) Oracle Forms
16 57 (0.83%) NUnit
17 55 (0.80%) QuickTest Pro
18 50 (0.73%) SoapUI
19 43 (0.63%) Gradle
20 42 (0.61%) JMeter
General
1 1941 (28.27%) Finance
2 1392 (20.28%) Banking
3 743 (10.82%) Investment Banking
4 563 (8.20%) Front Office
5 241 (3.51%) Retail
6 190 (2.77%) Back Office
7 165 (2.40%) Marketing
8 133 (1.94%) Telecoms
9 95 (1.38%) Legal
10 87 (1.27%) Financial Institution
11 83 (1.21%) Advertising
12 61 (0.89%) Games
13 47 (0.68%) Law
14 42 (0.61%) General Ledger
15 41 (0.60%) Billing
16 39 (0.57%) Publishing
17 34 (0.50%) Retail Banking
18 30 (0.44%) French Language
19 24 (0.35%) Manufacturing
20 20 (0.29%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 3132 (45.62%) Developer
2 1647 (23.99%) Analyst
3 524 (7.63%) SQL Developer
4 480 (6.99%) Business Analyst
5 457 (6.66%) Java Developer
6 382 (5.56%) Senior Developer
7 341 (4.97%) C# Developer
8 330 (4.81%) Consultant
9 316 (4.60%) Data Analyst
10 301 (4.38%) Applications Support
11 275 (4.01%) Architect
12 271 (3.95%) Support Analyst
13 256 (3.73%) Business Intelligence Developer
14 250 (3.64%) DBA
15 246 (3.58%) .NET Developer
16 214 (3.12%) Test Analyst
17 185 (2.69%) SQL DBA
18 166 (2.42%) Oracle Developer
19 144 (2.10%) Senior Analyst
20 141 (2.05%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1360 (19.81%) .NET
2 801 (11.67%) HTML
3 765 (11.14%) XML
4 557 (8.11%) Web Services
5 506 (7.37%) CSS
6 457 (6.66%) ASP.NET
7 313 (4.56%) WCF
8 311 (4.53%) Spring
9 309 (4.50%) jQuery
10 264 (3.85%) .NET Framework
11 256 (3.73%) J2EE
12 236 (3.44%) HTML5
13 225 (3.28%) SOAP
14 200 (2.91%) REST
15 193 (2.81%) Hibernate
16 179 (2.61%) WPF
17 159 (2.32%) RESTful
18 156 (2.27%) ASP.NET MVC
19 152 (2.21%) JSP
19 152 (2.21%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 691 (10.07%) Analytical Skills
2 356 (5.19%) Fixed Income
3 337 (4.91%) Derivative
4 306 (4.46%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 273 (3.98%) Computer Science
6 197 (2.87%) Equities
7 189 (2.75%) NHS
8 134 (1.95%) Visualisation
9 132 (1.92%) Data Integration
10 127 (1.85%) Open Source
11 117 (1.70%) Mathematics
12 116 (1.69%) Data Structures
13 113 (1.65%) Market Risk
14 106 (1.54%) Management Information System
15 101 (1.47%) Credit Risk
16 99 (1.44%) Clustering
17 96 (1.40%) Hedge funds
18 93 (1.35%) Replication
19 87 (1.27%) Statistics
20 84 (1.22%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 970 (14.13%) Windows
2 941 (13.71%) UNIX
3 907 (13.21%) Linux
4 191 (2.78%) Windows Server 2008
5 146 (2.13%) Windows Server 2003
6 122 (1.78%) Windows Server 2012
7 106 (1.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 87 (1.27%) Windows 7
9 81 (1.18%) Solaris
10 63 (0.92%) AIX
11 42 (0.61%) Android
12 31 (0.45%) CentOS
12 31 (0.45%) Apple iOS
12 31 (0.45%) Windows XP
13 28 (0.41%) Ubuntu
13 28 (0.41%) Windows 8
14 19 (0.28%) Mac OS X
15 15 (0.22%) Windows Vista
15 15 (0.22%) Mac OS X Server
16 10 (0.15%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1427 (20.79%) Agile Software Development
2 884 (12.88%) Business Intelligence
3 776 (11.30%) ETL
4 610 (8.89%) Data Modelling
5 523 (7.62%) TDD
6 500 (7.28%) Migration
7 472 (6.88%) OO
8 451 (6.57%) Scrum
9 414 (6.03%) Analytics
10 394 (5.74%) Data Analysis
11 370 (5.39%) MVC
12 343 (5.00%) Multithreading
13 342 (4.98%) CRM
14 335 (4.88%) ITIL
15 296 (4.31%) Performance Tuning
16 295 (4.30%) Project Management
17 284 (4.14%) Continuous Integration
18 279 (4.06%) User Acceptance Testing
19 253 (3.69%) Business Analysis
20 237 (3.45%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 1474 (21.47%) Java
2 1285 (18.72%) C#
3 918 (13.37%) JavaScript
4 820 (11.94%) T-SQL
5 714 (10.40%) PL/SQL
6 462 (6.73%) Python
7 387 (5.64%) VBA
8 374 (5.45%) C++
9 301 (4.38%) Perl
10 255 (3.71%) Shell Script
11 194 (2.83%) VB
12 168 (2.45%) PowerShell
13 160 (2.33%) Ruby
14 150 (2.18%) PHP
15 148 (2.16%) VB.NET
16 112 (1.63%) Bash Shell
17 111 (1.62%) C
18 108 (1.57%) VBScript
19 89 (1.30%) Scala
20 84 (1.22%) R
Qualifications
1 523 (7.62%) Degree
2 236 (3.44%) Security Cleared
3 152 (2.21%) SC Cleared
4 99 (1.44%) ISEB
5 82 (1.19%) ISTQB
6 73 (1.06%) Microsoft Certification
7 62 (0.90%) DV Cleared
8 35 (0.51%) ITIL Certification
8 35 (0.51%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 31 (0.45%) MCSE
10 26 (0.38%) Cisco Certification
11 21 (0.31%) Oracle Certification
12 20 (0.29%) Sun Certification
13 19 (0.28%) CCNA
13 19 (0.28%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 17 (0.25%) MCITP
15 15 (0.22%) CCNP
16 14 (0.20%) OCPJP
17 13 (0.19%) PhD
18 12 (0.17%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 392 (5.71%) QA
2 77 (1.12%) Data Quality
3 44 (0.64%) SLA
4 37 (0.54%) Solvency II
5 24 (0.35%) EMIR
6 22 (0.32%) GAAP
7 21 (0.31%) Dodd-Frank
8 16 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 13 (0.19%) MiFID
10 12 (0.17%) ISO 9001
11 11 (0.16%) PCI DSS
11 11 (0.16%) Basel III
12 10 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 9 (0.13%) FATCA
13 9 (0.13%) HL7
14 7 (0.10%) AIFMD
15 6 (0.087%) DICOM
16 5 (0.073%) COREP
17 4 (0.058%) WAI
18 3 (0.044%) CRD IV
System Software
1 246 (3.58%) Active Directory
2 169 (2.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 59 (0.86%) vSphere
4 51 (0.74%) Hyper-V
5 49 (0.71%) Oracle RAC
6 34 (0.50%) HDFS
7 33 (0.48%) XenApp
8 27 (0.39%) Apache Flume
9 20 (0.29%) VMware ESX
9 20 (0.29%) Docker
10 19 (0.28%) Xen
11 17 (0.25%) NFS
11 17 (0.25%) Microsoft App-V
12 15 (0.22%) vCloud
12 15 (0.22%) XenDesktop
13 12 (0.17%) VMware ESXi
14 10 (0.15%) XenServer
14 10 (0.15%) Oracle Clusterware
15 9 (0.13%) SRDF
15 9 (0.13%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 129 (1.88%) HP Quality Center
2 82 (1.19%) Puppet
3 62 (0.90%) Control-M
4 55 (0.80%) SCCM
5 49 (0.71%) ITRS Geneos
6 38 (0.55%) SCOM
7 37 (0.54%) Opscode Chef
8 34 (0.50%) BladeLogic
9 30 (0.44%) Data Guard
10 29 (0.42%) Oracle RMAN
11 18 (0.26%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
12 17 (0.25%) Ansible
13 16 (0.23%) Nagios
13 16 (0.23%) Salt
14 14 (0.20%) Oozie
15 12 (0.17%) Tivoli
16 11 (0.16%) Graphite
16 11 (0.16%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
17 10 (0.15%) Netcool
17 10 (0.15%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 1720 (25.05%) Oracle
2 1096 (15.97%) Microsoft
3 263 (3.83%) Sybase
4 253 (3.69%) VMware
5 206 (3.00%) Business Objects
6 205 (2.99%) Tableau
7 193 (2.81%) IBM
8 164 (2.39%) HP
9 148 (2.16%) Informatica
10 131 (1.91%) Cognos
11 129 (1.88%) Red Hat
12 124 (1.81%) Citrix
12 124 (1.81%) Cisco
13 110 (1.60%) SAP
14 97 (1.41%) TIBCO
15 96 (1.40%) Teradata
16 58 (0.84%) NetApp
17 49 (0.71%) Google
17 49 (0.71%) Bloomberg
17 49 (0.71%) Salesforce.com
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