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 28 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Structured Query Language (SQL)
Rank 6 5 6
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +1
Contract jobs citing SQL 3624 3671 4108
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 15.28% 15.33% 16.43%
As % of the Programming Languages category 35.61% 36.86% 37.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 2639 2562 2819
Average daily rate
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£450 £438 £435
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +0.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £300 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £588
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 28 26
Average hourly rate £20.50 £28.49 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.04% +13.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.84 £16.10 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.24 £56.05 £50.07
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.31 £26.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
+8.89% -1.88%
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
10176 9960 11003
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 42.91% 41.61% 44.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 7508 7025 7841
Average daily rate £450 £425 £430
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -1.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 72 61 84
Average hourly rate £29.00 £36.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.44% -4.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £15.25 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.13 £53.50 £59.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.50 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +2.94%

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 28 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 28 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 28 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 1013 £450 - 289
Docklands, London +6 33 £463 -26.00%
Croydon +1 33 £350 -10.25% 5
Canary Wharf -5 23 £475 +5.55%
Bromley +4 19 £255 -23.88% 2
Uxbridge +15 13 £325 -27.77% 5
Kingston Upon Thames +2 8 £338 +3.05% 5
Hammersmith +2 7 £450 -10.00%
Brentford +7 6 £283 -16.29% 1
Hillingdon - 4 £325 -
Hounslow +6 3 £405 -17.34% 1
Harrow 0 3 £205 +17.14%
Wimbledon -3 3 £275 -37.85%
Feltham -6 3 £360 +80.00%
Mayfair - 3 £320 -
Greenwich +2 2 £213 -51.92% 1
Westminster 0 2 £180 -56.23%
Enfield -1 2 £613 +53.12% 1
Greenford +1 1 - -
Ilford 0 1 - -
Chiswick -2 1 - -
Twickenham -4 1 £325 - 3
New Malden -5 1 - - 1
Romford -5 1 £285 -36.66% 2
Surbiton - 1 - - 2
Woodford Green - 1 £325 -
Ealing - 1 - - 2
SQL
England

SQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 28 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 2147 (30.23%) SQL Server
2 2097 (29.52%) Finance
3 1689 (23.78%) Oracle
4 1537 (21.64%) Agile Software Development
5 1500 (21.12%) Banking
6 1370 (19.29%) .NET
7 1361 (19.16%) Java
8 1351 (19.02%) C#
9 1211 (17.05%) Microsoft
10 1060 (14.92%) Windows
11 1005 (14.15%) Business Intelligence
12 1001 (14.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 972 (13.68%) T-SQL
14 965 (13.59%) Data Warehouse
15 943 (13.28%) UNIX
16 913 (12.85%) Linux
17 897 (12.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 886 (12.47%) JavaScript
19 870 (12.25%) ETL
20 777 (10.94%) MS Excel
21 762 (10.73%) XML
22 761 (10.71%) Analytical Skills
23 758 (10.67%) HTML
24 736 (10.36%) Investment Banking
25 652 (9.18%) PL/SQL
26 619 (8.71%) TDD
27 591 (8.32%) Data Modelling
28 564 (7.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
29 562 (7.91%) Relational Database
30 549 (7.73%) Web Services

SQL
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 28 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
1 358 (5.04%) SharePoint
2 308 (4.34%) IIS
3 171 (2.41%) SAS
4 155 (2.18%) Tomcat
5 143 (2.01%) Apache
6 107 (1.51%) WebLogic
7 88 (1.24%) MS Exchange
8 84 (1.18%) WebSphere
9 81 (1.14%) JBoss
10 75 (1.06%) CMS
11 73 (1.03%) Node.js
12 56 (0.79%) BizTalk Server
13 54 (0.76%) Oracle Workflow
14 53 (0.75%) Oracle Coherence
15 49 (0.69%) MQSeries
16 47 (0.66%) SharePoint 2010
16 47 (0.66%) SharePoint 2013
17 41 (0.58%) Apache Spark
18 40 (0.56%) Lync
18 40 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 777 (10.94%) MS Excel
2 208 (2.93%) MS Office
3 96 (1.35%) MS Visio
4 94 (1.32%) MS PowerPoint
5 54 (0.76%) PowerPivot
6 41 (0.58%) Spreadsheet
7 37 (0.52%) SPSS
8 34 (0.48%) MS Project
9 21 (0.30%) Photoshop
10 10 (0.14%) FastStats
10 10 (0.14%) InfoPath
11 6 (0.084%) Maya
12 5 (0.070%) Adobe Illustrator
13 4 (0.056%) Maple
13 4 (0.056%) Mathematica
13 4 (0.056%) LaTeX
14 3 (0.042%) HipChat
15 1 (0.014%) Fireworks
15 1 (0.014%) AutoCAD
15 1 (0.014%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 134 (1.89%) Dynamics CRM
2 69 (0.97%) Markit EDM
3 59 (0.83%) Oracle EBS
4 40 (0.56%) Oracle BPM
5 38 (0.53%) Oracle General Ledger
6 36 (0.51%) Oracle EBS R12
7 33 (0.46%) thinkFolio
8 29 (0.41%) Oracle Payables
9 26 (0.37%) Dynamics AX
10 24 (0.34%) SimCorp Dimension
11 22 (0.31%) Agresso
12 20 (0.28%) Adobe Campaign
13 19 (0.27%) Oracle Financials
13 19 (0.27%) Summit
14 16 (0.23%) Hyperion Planning
15 15 (0.21%) Dynamics NAV
16 14 (0.20%) Cognos Business Intelligence
17 13 (0.18%) ION MarketView
17 13 (0.18%) Global One
17 13 (0.18%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 149 (2.10%) Amazon AWS
2 75 (1.06%) Microsoft Azure
3 47 (0.66%) GitHub
4 45 (0.63%) SaaS
5 39 (0.55%) Google Analytics
6 28 (0.39%) Office 365
7 25 (0.35%) Adobe Analytics
8 24 (0.34%) Cloud Computing
9 15 (0.21%) Amazon EC2
9 15 (0.21%) IaaS
10 13 (0.18%) Google Cloud Platform
11 11 (0.15%) PaaS
12 9 (0.13%) OpenShift
12 9 (0.13%) Yammer
13 6 (0.084%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 6 (0.084%) Amazon S3
13 6 (0.084%) Google App Engine
14 5 (0.070%) IBM Blueworks
15 4 (0.056%) Force.com
16 3 (0.042%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 165 (2.32%) Firewall
2 148 (2.08%) DNS
3 135 (1.90%) SAN
4 123 (1.73%) HTTP
5 116 (1.63%) TCP/IP
6 111 (1.56%) Internet
7 105 (1.48%) DHCP
8 85 (1.20%) LAN
9 80 (1.13%) WAN
10 66 (0.93%) VPN
11 52 (0.73%) SSL
12 50 (0.70%) NAS
13 45 (0.63%) LDAP
14 44 (0.62%) FTP
15 42 (0.59%) SNMP
16 40 (0.56%) SMTP
17 32 (0.45%) Network Security
17 32 (0.45%) Intranet
18 29 (0.41%) VLAN
19 27 (0.38%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2147 (30.23%) SQL Server
2 1001 (14.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 965 (13.59%) Data Warehouse
4 897 (12.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 564 (7.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 562 (7.91%) Relational Database
7 474 (6.67%) SQL Server 2008
8 449 (6.32%) Oracle Database
9 366 (5.15%) MySQL
10 316 (4.45%) SQL Server 2012
11 264 (3.72%) RDBMS
12 231 (3.25%) BusinessObjects
13 208 (2.93%) QlikView
14 185 (2.60%) Oracle Database 11g
15 182 (2.56%) MongoDB
16 177 (2.49%) Big Data
17 164 (2.31%) Hadoop
18 159 (2.24%) SQL Server 2005
19 151 (2.13%) Oracle Reports
20 143 (2.01%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 300 (4.22%) Subversion
2 272 (3.83%) JIRA
3 266 (3.74%) Git (software)
4 217 (3.06%) Visual Studio
5 203 (2.86%) Team Foundation Server
6 182 (2.56%) Maven
7 168 (2.37%) Jenkins
8 129 (1.82%) Selenium
9 115 (1.62%) TeamCity
10 96 (1.35%) NUnit
11 87 (1.22%) Ant
12 85 (1.20%) JUnit
13 81 (1.14%) Eclipse
14 61 (0.86%) Oracle Forms
15 57 (0.80%) SoapUI
16 55 (0.77%) Cucumber
17 53 (0.75%) Gradle
18 47 (0.66%) JMeter
19 45 (0.63%) Toad
20 36 (0.51%) HP UFT
General
1 2097 (29.52%) Finance
2 1500 (21.12%) Banking
3 736 (10.36%) Investment Banking
4 544 (7.66%) Front Office
5 280 (3.94%) Retail
6 192 (2.70%) Marketing
7 150 (2.11%) Back Office
8 118 (1.66%) Legal
9 112 (1.58%) Telecoms
10 109 (1.53%) Financial Institution
11 85 (1.20%) Law
12 82 (1.15%) Advertising
13 45 (0.63%) Publishing
14 44 (0.62%) General Ledger
15 42 (0.59%) Games
16 35 (0.49%) Billing
16 35 (0.49%) Retail Banking
17 29 (0.41%) Manufacturing
18 27 (0.38%) Corporate Banking
19 12 (0.17%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 3304 (46.52%) Developer
2 1651 (23.24%) Analyst
3 562 (7.91%) SQL Developer
4 530 (7.46%) Business Analyst
5 424 (5.97%) Senior Developer
6 413 (5.81%) Java Developer
7 380 (5.35%) C# Developer
8 332 (4.67%) Data Analyst
9 304 (4.28%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 297 (4.18%) .NET Developer
11 296 (4.17%) Consultant
12 284 (4.00%) Architect
12 284 (4.00%) DBA
13 258 (3.63%) Applications Support
14 241 (3.39%) Support Analyst
15 196 (2.76%) SQL DBA
16 179 (2.52%) Test Analyst
17 168 (2.37%) Oracle Developer
18 160 (2.25%) Senior Analyst
19 157 (2.21%) C++ Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1370 (19.29%) .NET
2 762 (10.73%) XML
3 758 (10.67%) HTML
4 549 (7.73%) Web Services
5 511 (7.19%) CSS
6 463 (6.52%) ASP.NET
7 314 (4.42%) jQuery
8 283 (3.98%) WCF
9 270 (3.80%) Spring
10 268 (3.77%) .NET Framework
11 262 (3.69%) HTML5
12 228 (3.21%) J2EE
13 202 (2.84%) SOAP
14 195 (2.75%) REST
15 193 (2.72%) WPF
16 178 (2.51%) Middleware
17 167 (2.35%) AngularJS
18 162 (2.28%) JSON
19 161 (2.27%) ASP.NET MVC
20 160 (2.25%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 761 (10.71%) Analytical Skills
2 308 (4.34%) Derivative
3 284 (4.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 269 (3.79%) Fixed Income
5 248 (3.49%) Computer Science
6 222 (3.13%) Equities
7 190 (2.67%) Credit Risk
8 188 (2.65%) NHS
9 161 (2.27%) Management Information System
10 131 (1.84%) Market Risk
11 125 (1.76%) Replication
12 121 (1.70%) Visualisation
13 112 (1.58%) Data Centre
14 109 (1.53%) Data Integration
15 108 (1.52%) Data Structures
16 107 (1.51%) Clustering
17 106 (1.49%) Mathematics
18 94 (1.32%) Statistics
19 91 (1.28%) Hedge funds
20 75 (1.06%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 1060 (14.92%) Windows
2 943 (13.28%) UNIX
3 913 (12.85%) Linux
4 250 (3.52%) Windows Server 2008
5 174 (2.45%) Windows Server 2012
6 169 (2.38%) Windows Server 2003
7 114 (1.60%) Solaris
8 77 (1.08%) Windows 7
9 73 (1.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 53 (0.75%) Android
11 46 (0.65%) AIX
12 35 (0.49%) CentOS
13 34 (0.48%) Windows XP
14 30 (0.42%) Apple iOS
15 29 (0.41%) Ubuntu
16 22 (0.31%) Windows 8
17 11 (0.15%) VMS
18 10 (0.14%) Data ONTAP
18 10 (0.14%) Mac OS
19 9 (0.13%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 1537 (21.64%) Agile Software Development
2 1005 (14.15%) Business Intelligence
3 870 (12.25%) ETL
4 619 (8.71%) TDD
5 591 (8.32%) Data Modelling
6 546 (7.69%) Migration
7 520 (7.32%) Scrum
8 459 (6.46%) OO
9 454 (6.39%) MVC
10 439 (6.18%) Analytics
10 439 (6.18%) SDLC
11 432 (6.08%) Data Analysis
12 370 (5.21%) Multithreading
13 347 (4.89%) ITIL
14 331 (4.66%) Performance Tuning
15 326 (4.59%) Continuous Integration
16 309 (4.35%) Project Management
17 308 (4.34%) CRM
18 305 (4.29%) Business Analysis
19 295 (4.15%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 1361 (19.16%) Java
2 1351 (19.02%) C#
3 972 (13.68%) T-SQL
4 886 (12.47%) JavaScript
5 652 (9.18%) PL/SQL
6 475 (6.69%) Python
7 389 (5.48%) C++
8 366 (5.15%) VBA
9 348 (4.90%) Perl
10 328 (4.62%) Shell Script
11 255 (3.59%) PowerShell
12 190 (2.67%) Ruby
13 185 (2.60%) PHP
14 170 (2.39%) VB
15 141 (1.99%) VB.NET
16 118 (1.66%) R
17 115 (1.62%) Scala
18 111 (1.56%) C
19 105 (1.48%) Bash Shell
20 82 (1.15%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 478 (6.73%) Degree
2 179 (2.52%) Security Cleared
3 111 (1.56%) SC Cleared
4 93 (1.31%) Microsoft Certification
5 86 (1.21%) ISEB
6 72 (1.01%) ISTQB
7 52 (0.73%) MCSE
8 39 (0.55%) Cisco Certification
9 36 (0.51%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 33 (0.46%) DV Cleared
11 29 (0.41%) CCNA
12 27 (0.38%) ITIL Certification
13 25 (0.35%) PMI Certification
13 25 (0.35%) PhD
14 21 (0.30%) MCITP
15 20 (0.28%) CCNP
16 19 (0.27%) PRINCE2 Certification
17 18 (0.25%) MCP
17 18 (0.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
18 17 (0.24%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 354 (4.98%) QA
2 86 (1.21%) Data Quality
3 69 (0.97%) SLA
4 49 (0.69%) Solvency II
5 29 (0.41%) EMIR
6 20 (0.28%) Dodd-Frank
6 20 (0.28%) MiFID
7 19 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 12 (0.17%) Basel III
8 12 (0.17%) GAAP
9 11 (0.15%) PCI DSS
9 11 (0.15%) FATCA
10 9 (0.13%) AIFMD
11 6 (0.084%) CRD IV
11 6 (0.084%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 6 (0.084%) Basel II
12 4 (0.056%) WAI
13 3 (0.042%) HL7
13 3 (0.042%) CDISC
13 3 (0.042%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 288 (4.05%) Active Directory
2 177 (2.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 64 (0.90%) vSphere
4 61 (0.86%) Hyper-V
5 49 (0.69%) Oracle RAC
6 38 (0.53%) Docker
7 32 (0.45%) HDFS
8 29 (0.41%) XenApp
9 25 (0.35%) vCloud
10 24 (0.34%) VMware ESXi
11 22 (0.31%) NFS
12 14 (0.20%) VMware ESX
13 13 (0.18%) Apache Flume
13 13 (0.18%) XenServer
14 12 (0.17%) Varnish
14 12 (0.17%) Xen
15 11 (0.15%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 10 (0.14%) Squid
16 10 (0.14%) ISA Server
17 9 (0.13%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 115 (1.62%) HP Quality Center
2 86 (1.21%) Puppet
3 68 (0.96%) SCCM
4 63 (0.89%) SCOM
5 51 (0.72%) Control-M
6 46 (0.65%) Opscode Chef
7 38 (0.53%) BladeLogic
8 36 (0.51%) Ansible
9 35 (0.49%) Nagios
10 34 (0.48%) Data Guard
11 30 (0.42%) ITRS Geneos
12 29 (0.41%) Oracle RMAN
13 21 (0.30%) Tivoli
14 20 (0.28%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
15 15 (0.21%) ZABBIX
15 15 (0.21%) Salt
16 14 (0.20%) NetBackup
17 13 (0.18%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
17 13 (0.18%) HAProxy
18 12 (0.17%) WSUS
Vendors
1 1689 (23.78%) Oracle
2 1211 (17.05%) Microsoft
3 306 (4.31%) VMware
4 303 (4.27%) Sybase
5 205 (2.89%) HP
6 196 (2.76%) IBM
7 185 (2.60%) Tableau
8 168 (2.37%) Informatica
9 144 (2.03%) Cognos
10 132 (1.86%) Citrix
11 131 (1.84%) SAP
12 124 (1.75%) Cisco
13 111 (1.56%) Red Hat
14 102 (1.44%) TIBCO
15 74 (1.04%) NetApp
16 72 (1.01%) Google
17 70 (0.99%) Salesforce.com
18 67 (0.94%) Teradata
19 61 (0.86%) Adobe
20 47 (0.66%) Dell
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