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 February 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 Feb 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 3389 3308 3195
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 15.96% 15.22% 16.14%
As % of the Programming Languages category 37.73% 37.57% 39.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 2451 2309 2227
Average daily rate
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£435 £435 £440
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -1.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 18 31
Average hourly rate £20.00 £30.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.10 £24.93 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £123.30 £98.50 £72.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.20 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+10.29% -1.09%
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
8982 8805 8169
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 42.31% 40.52% 41.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 6614 6259 5870
Average daily rate £450 £430 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.65% +1.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £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 42 74 87
Average hourly rate £28.88 £35.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.50% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.65 £27.50 £17.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.50 £52.50 £50.00
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 February 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 February 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 February 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 +1 985 £450 - 473
Docklands, London -1 23 £383 -26.26% 2
Canary Wharf +6 17 £508 -7.72%
Croydon -2 14 £425 +13.33% 6
Wembley - 10 £300 - 4
Hammersmith +2 8 £470 +17.50%
Uxbridge +2 7 £363 +38.09% 3
Harrow +5 6 £325 -4.41% 1
Brentford -7 6 £356 -11.21% 1
Feltham - 6 £450 - 3
Kingston Upon Thames -9 5 £450 +53.19% 7
South Croydon - 4 £212 - 2
Twickenham - 4 £288 -
Hounslow +1 3 £340 +31.52% 1
Sidcup - 3 £270 -
Bromley +2 2 £214 -48.12% 3
Enfield -5 2 £275 -8.33% 5
Wimbledon - 2 £300 - 1
Chiswick +11 1 - - 1
Westminster -2 1 £525 +110.00%
Ealing -4 1 - -
Teddington - 1 £375 - 1
Isleworth - 1 £420 - 1
Chessington - 1 £275 - 1
Edgware - 1 £530 -
Beckenham - - - - 1
Grays - - - -
Dagenham - - - - 1
Mitcham - - - -
Morden - - - - 1
New Malden - - - -
Romford - - - - 1
Ruislip - - - -
West Drayton - - - -
Upminster - - - -
Surbiton - - - - 3
Paddington - - - -
Southwark - - - -
Mayfair - - - -
SQL
England

SQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 1903 (27.12%) Finance
2 1866 (26.59%) SQL Server
3 1826 (26.02%) Oracle
4 1467 (20.90%) Java
5 1443 (20.56%) Agile Software Development
6 1384 (19.72%) Banking
7 1364 (19.44%) .NET
8 1271 (18.11%) C#
9 1108 (15.79%) Microsoft
10 1005 (14.32%) Windows
11 999 (14.23%) UNIX
12 861 (12.27%) Linux
13 837 (11.93%) Data Warehouse
14 833 (11.87%) PL/SQL
15 832 (11.86%) JavaScript
16 829 (11.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 821 (11.70%) Business Intelligence
18 789 (11.24%) HTML
19 770 (10.97%) T-SQL
20 737 (10.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
20 737 (10.50%) Investment Banking
21 734 (10.46%) Analytical Skills
22 725 (10.33%) XML
23 722 (10.29%) ETL
24 696 (9.92%) MS Excel
25 655 (9.33%) Relational Database
26 647 (9.22%) Data Modelling
27 620 (8.83%) Front Office
28 578 (8.24%) TDD
29 556 (7.92%) Web Services

SQL
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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
1 341 (4.86%) SharePoint
2 238 (3.39%) IIS
3 188 (2.68%) SAS
4 154 (2.19%) Tomcat
5 144 (2.05%) Apache
6 134 (1.91%) WebLogic
7 104 (1.48%) WebSphere
8 102 (1.45%) MS Exchange
9 78 (1.11%) SharePoint 2010
10 74 (1.05%) JBoss
11 71 (1.01%) CMS
12 59 (0.84%) SharePoint 2013
13 53 (0.76%) BizTalk Server
14 50 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2010
15 48 (0.68%) Confluence
16 45 (0.64%) Node.js
17 37 (0.53%) Oracle Workflow
18 32 (0.46%) Lync
18 32 (0.46%) Apache Pig
19 30 (0.43%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 696 (9.92%) MS Excel
2 246 (3.51%) MS Office
3 111 (1.58%) MS Visio
4 86 (1.23%) MS PowerPoint
5 69 (0.98%) MS Project
6 39 (0.56%) Spreadsheet
7 38 (0.54%) SPSS
8 37 (0.53%) PowerPivot
9 9 (0.13%) InfoPath
10 5 (0.071%) Photoshop
10 5 (0.071%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 3 (0.043%) Weka
12 2 (0.028%) ProjectWise
12 2 (0.028%) FastStats
12 2 (0.028%) Acrobat
13 1 (0.014%) Fireworks
13 1 (0.014%) Final Cut Pro
Business Applications
1 136 (1.94%) Dynamics CRM
2 123 (1.75%) Markit EDM
3 54 (0.77%) thinkFolio
4 49 (0.70%) Oracle EBS
5 44 (0.63%) Oracle EBS R12
6 37 (0.53%) Agresso
7 31 (0.44%) Oracle General Ledger
8 26 (0.37%) Oracle Financials
9 25 (0.36%) Summit
10 24 (0.34%) Oracle Payables
10 24 (0.34%) Google Analytics
10 24 (0.34%) Oracle Receivables
11 23 (0.33%) Dynamics AX
12 20 (0.28%) Oracle Applications
13 19 (0.27%) Cognos TM1
14 18 (0.26%) RMDS
14 18 (0.26%) Cognos Business Intelligence
14 18 (0.26%) IntelliMatch
15 17 (0.24%) SAP BPC
15 17 (0.24%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 69 (0.98%) Microsoft Azure
2 61 (0.87%) Amazon AWS
3 27 (0.38%) Amazon EC2
4 24 (0.34%) SaaS
5 19 (0.27%) PaaS
6 18 (0.26%) Amazon S3
6 18 (0.26%) GitHub
7 15 (0.21%) Office 365
8 9 (0.13%) Cloud Computing
8 9 (0.13%) Google Cloud Platform
9 6 (0.085%) IaaS
10 5 (0.071%) Amazon EMR
10 5 (0.071%) Force.com
10 5 (0.071%) Heroku
10 5 (0.071%) Yammer
11 4 (0.057%) Google Apps
11 4 (0.057%) Amazon ELB
12 3 (0.043%) Route 53
12 3 (0.043%) Google App Engine
13 2 (0.028%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 134 (1.91%) Firewall
2 131 (1.87%) Internet
3 112 (1.60%) TCP/IP
4 107 (1.52%) HTTP
5 102 (1.45%) DNS
6 81 (1.15%) SAN
7 72 (1.03%) WAN
8 64 (0.91%) LAN
9 51 (0.73%) SSL
10 47 (0.67%) DHCP
11 41 (0.58%) VPN
12 40 (0.57%) Intranet
13 37 (0.53%) LDAP
14 33 (0.47%) FTP
14 33 (0.47%) Network Security
15 28 (0.40%) VLAN
16 24 (0.34%) SNMP
17 23 (0.33%) Multicast
18 20 (0.28%) NAS
19 16 (0.23%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1866 (26.59%) SQL Server
2 837 (11.93%) Data Warehouse
3 829 (11.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 737 (10.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 655 (9.33%) Relational Database
6 539 (7.68%) SQL Server 2008
7 456 (6.50%) Oracle Database
8 395 (5.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 279 (3.98%) MySQL
10 278 (3.96%) RDBMS
11 205 (2.92%) SQL Server 2012
12 201 (2.86%) Big Data
13 199 (2.84%) QlikView
14 198 (2.82%) Oracle Database 11g
15 190 (2.71%) Hadoop
16 174 (2.48%) SQL Server 2005
17 168 (2.39%) Oracle Reports
18 144 (2.05%) OLAP
19 140 (1.99%) DB2
20 137 (1.95%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 289 (4.12%) JIRA
2 226 (3.22%) Visual Studio
2 226 (3.22%) Selenium
3 224 (3.19%) Team Foundation Server
4 190 (2.71%) Subversion
5 184 (2.62%) Git (software)
6 180 (2.56%) Maven
7 143 (2.04%) JUnit
8 121 (1.72%) Cucumber
8 121 (1.72%) Jenkins
9 106 (1.51%) Eclipse
10 102 (1.45%) QuickTest Pro
11 89 (1.27%) Ant
12 82 (1.17%) Toad
13 79 (1.13%) NUnit
14 70 (1.00%) TeamCity
15 68 (0.97%) Oracle Forms
16 63 (0.90%) SoapUI
17 55 (0.78%) JMeter
18 54 (0.77%) WebDriver
General
1 1903 (27.12%) Finance
2 1384 (19.72%) Banking
3 737 (10.50%) Investment Banking
4 620 (8.83%) Front Office
5 204 (2.91%) Retail
6 179 (2.55%) Marketing
7 171 (2.44%) Back Office
8 121 (1.72%) Telecoms
9 117 (1.67%) Legal
10 101 (1.44%) Games
11 89 (1.27%) Financial Institution
12 62 (0.88%) Advertising
13 39 (0.56%) Law
14 31 (0.44%) General Ledger
15 29 (0.41%) Billing
16 27 (0.38%) Retail Banking
17 26 (0.37%) French Language
18 24 (0.34%) Publishing
18 24 (0.34%) Manufacturing
19 15 (0.21%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 2993 (42.65%) Developer
2 1750 (24.94%) Analyst
3 490 (6.98%) Business Analyst
3 490 (6.98%) SQL Developer
4 470 (6.70%) Java Developer
5 376 (5.36%) Consultant
6 342 (4.87%) Data Analyst
7 335 (4.77%) C# Developer
8 333 (4.74%) Senior Developer
9 324 (4.62%) Applications Support
10 311 (4.43%) Support Analyst
11 305 (4.35%) DBA
12 290 (4.13%) .NET Developer
13 278 (3.96%) Architect
14 248 (3.53%) Test Analyst
15 201 (2.86%) Business Intelligence Developer
16 198 (2.82%) SQL DBA
17 178 (2.54%) Oracle Developer
18 162 (2.31%) Tester
19 154 (2.19%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1364 (19.44%) .NET
2 789 (11.24%) HTML
3 725 (10.33%) XML
4 556 (7.92%) Web Services
5 511 (7.28%) CSS
6 452 (6.44%) ASP.NET
7 321 (4.57%) Spring
8 318 (4.53%) jQuery
9 309 (4.40%) WCF
10 239 (3.41%) .NET Framework
11 228 (3.25%) SOAP
12 214 (3.05%) J2EE
13 210 (2.99%) Hibernate
14 206 (2.94%) HTML5
15 200 (2.85%) REST
16 190 (2.71%) WPF
17 167 (2.38%) RESTful
18 163 (2.32%) ASP.NET MVC
19 146 (2.08%) JSP
20 125 (1.78%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 734 (10.46%) Analytical Skills
2 371 (5.29%) Fixed Income
3 353 (5.03%) Derivative
4 344 (4.90%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 236 (3.36%) Computer Science
6 201 (2.86%) Equities
7 164 (2.34%) NHS
8 152 (2.17%) Data Integration
9 146 (2.08%) Management Information System
10 141 (2.01%) Mathematics
11 137 (1.95%) Market Risk
12 136 (1.94%) Visualisation
13 130 (1.85%) Open Source
14 126 (1.80%) Data Structures
15 114 (1.62%) Clustering
16 110 (1.57%) Replication
17 103 (1.47%) Credit Risk
18 79 (1.13%) Client/Server
19 77 (1.10%) Hedge funds
20 74 (1.05%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 1005 (14.32%) Windows
2 999 (14.23%) UNIX
3 861 (12.27%) Linux
4 183 (2.61%) Windows Server 2008
5 146 (2.08%) Windows Server 2003
6 105 (1.50%) Windows 7
7 94 (1.34%) Solaris
8 93 (1.33%) Windows Server 2012
9 82 (1.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 77 (1.10%) AIX
11 47 (0.67%) Android
12 45 (0.64%) Windows XP
13 44 (0.63%) Apple iOS
14 25 (0.36%) Mac OS X
15 23 (0.33%) CentOS
15 23 (0.33%) Mac OS X Server
16 22 (0.31%) Ubuntu
16 22 (0.31%) Windows 8
17 20 (0.28%) Oracle Linux
18 15 (0.21%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 1443 (20.56%) Agile Software Development
2 821 (11.70%) Business Intelligence
3 722 (10.29%) ETL
4 647 (9.22%) Data Modelling
5 578 (8.24%) TDD
6 541 (7.71%) Migration
7 495 (7.05%) Scrum
8 466 (6.64%) OO
9 447 (6.37%) Analytics
10 405 (5.77%) MVC
11 390 (5.56%) Data Analysis
12 346 (4.93%) CRM
13 342 (4.87%) Multithreading
14 321 (4.57%) Performance Tuning
15 313 (4.46%) User Acceptance Testing
16 306 (4.36%) ITIL
17 304 (4.33%) Project Management
18 274 (3.90%) Continuous Integration
19 260 (3.70%) Business Analysis
20 237 (3.38%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 1467 (20.90%) Java
2 1271 (18.11%) C#
3 833 (11.87%) PL/SQL
4 832 (11.86%) JavaScript
5 770 (10.97%) T-SQL
6 396 (5.64%) Python
7 385 (5.49%) VBA
8 353 (5.03%) C++
9 324 (4.62%) Perl
10 283 (4.03%) Shell Script
11 206 (2.94%) VB
12 171 (2.44%) Ruby
13 154 (2.19%) PowerShell
14 147 (2.09%) PHP
15 141 (2.01%) VB.NET
16 122 (1.74%) VBScript
17 110 (1.57%) C
18 109 (1.55%) Bash Shell
19 71 (1.01%) Scala
20 55 (0.78%) R
Qualifications
1 519 (7.40%) Degree
2 246 (3.51%) Security Cleared
3 135 (1.92%) SC Cleared
4 106 (1.51%) ISEB
5 75 (1.07%) VCP4
6 72 (1.03%) ISTQB
7 68 (0.97%) Microsoft Certification
8 65 (0.93%) DV Cleared
9 38 (0.54%) ITIL Certification
10 28 (0.40%) Cisco Certification
11 26 (0.37%) MCSE
11 26 (0.37%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 21 (0.30%) MCITP
13 15 (0.21%) CCNA
13 15 (0.21%) Sun Certification
14 14 (0.20%) Oracle Certification
15 12 (0.17%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
16 11 (0.16%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 11 (0.16%) CTC Cleared
16 11 (0.16%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 428 (6.10%) QA
2 80 (1.14%) Data Quality
3 46 (0.66%) SLA
4 24 (0.34%) Dodd-Frank
5 22 (0.31%) Solvency II
6 20 (0.28%) ISO 9001
7 18 (0.26%) Basel III
8 14 (0.20%) GAAP
9 13 (0.19%) EMIR
10 11 (0.16%) HL7
11 10 (0.14%) COREP
12 9 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
13 8 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 8 (0.11%) PCI DSS
14 6 (0.085%) DICOM
14 6 (0.085%) COBIT
14 6 (0.085%) MiFID
14 6 (0.085%) CRD IV
15 5 (0.071%) FATCA
15 5 (0.071%) Basel II
System Software
1 239 (3.41%) Active Directory
2 131 (1.87%) VMware Infrastructure
3 51 (0.73%) Oracle RAC
4 42 (0.60%) vSphere
5 39 (0.56%) Hyper-V
6 36 (0.51%) XenApp
7 29 (0.41%) Oracle RMAN
8 28 (0.40%) HDFS
9 23 (0.33%) Apache Flume
10 20 (0.28%) VMware ESX
11 18 (0.26%) Xen
11 18 (0.26%) XenDesktop
12 17 (0.24%) Docker
13 15 (0.21%) NFS
14 13 (0.19%) ISA Server
14 13 (0.19%) VMware ESXi
15 12 (0.17%) Microsoft App-V
16 10 (0.14%) Postfix
16 10 (0.14%) KVM
17 9 (0.13%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 154 (2.19%) HP Quality Center
2 88 (1.25%) Control-M
3 70 (1.00%) Puppet
4 62 (0.88%) SCCM
5 42 (0.60%) ITRS Geneos
6 38 (0.54%) Opscode Chef
7 37 (0.53%) SCOM
8 29 (0.41%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 26 (0.37%) Data Guard
10 16 (0.23%) Ansible
11 15 (0.21%) Oozie
11 15 (0.21%) BladeLogic
12 13 (0.19%) Nagios
13 11 (0.16%) SCVMM
14 10 (0.14%) Backup Exec
15 8 (0.11%) Norton AntiVirus
15 8 (0.11%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
15 8 (0.11%) Salt
16 7 (0.100%) Graphite
16 7 (0.100%) Netcool
Vendors
1 1826 (26.02%) Oracle
2 1108 (15.79%) Microsoft
3 307 (4.37%) Sybase
4 223 (3.18%) VMware
5 220 (3.13%) Tableau
6 208 (2.96%) Business Objects
7 182 (2.59%) HP
8 175 (2.49%) IBM
9 139 (1.98%) Informatica
10 127 (1.81%) Cognos
11 119 (1.70%) Cisco
12 117 (1.67%) SAP
12 117 (1.67%) Citrix
13 91 (1.30%) Red Hat
14 84 (1.20%) TIBCO
15 81 (1.15%) Bloomberg
16 79 (1.13%) Teradata
17 64 (0.91%) Google
18 60 (0.85%) Murex
19 57 (0.81%) Salesforce.com
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