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 October 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
22 Oct 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 3757 4081 3941
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 15.46% 16.16% 15.98%
As % of the Programming Languages category 36.79% 38.08% 39.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 2752 2820 2783
Average daily rate
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£425 £440 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.40% -2.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 34 47
Average hourly rate £20.75 £24.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.30% -10.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £17.00 £13.82
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.25 £47.00 £49.41
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £23.48 £28.50
% change year-on-year
+10.73% -17.61%
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
10211 10716 10028
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 42.03% 42.44% 40.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 7579 7707 7131
Average daily rate £430 £426 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.05% +0.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £288
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 59 82 120
Average hourly rate £29.00 £37.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.66% +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £17.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £56.20 £55.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+4.47% -4.28%

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 October 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 22 October 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 22 October 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 1034 £439 -2.44% 423
Canary Wharf +4 22 £450 -26.53%
Croydon -8 15 £425 +17.64% 7
Docklands, London -4 10 £432 -20.04% 2
Greenford +4 9 - - 2
Bromley +1 9 £350 -28.20% 7
Feltham +10 6 £235 -56.07%
Harrow +5 5 £288 - 8
Kingston Upon Thames +5 5 £330 -24.13% 4
Chessington -1 5 - - 1
Westminster -2 4 £463 +15.62% 1
Uxbridge - 4 £358 - 2
Hammersmith - 4 £388 -
Wimbledon +1 3 £375 +3.44% 1
Hounslow -6 3 £490 +42.54% 5
Romford - 3 £275 - 1
Ilford -6 2 £375 +57.89%
New Malden - 2 - - 2
Southwark - 2 £344 - 1
Twickenham +5 1 £330 -20.48% 1
Chiswick 0 1 £413 -
South Croydon - 1 £340 -
Teddington - 1 £450 - 2
Hackney - 1 - -
Paddington - 1 - -
Orpington - 1 - -
Barnet - 1 £400 - 1
Beckenham - 1 £325 -
Carshalton - - - -
Dagenham - - - - 1
Edgware - - - - 1
Enfield - - - - 5
Erith - - - -
Isleworth - - - - 2
Hornchurch - - - -
Hillingdon - - - -
Ealing - - - - 2
Stanmore - - - -
Surbiton - - - -
Ruislip - - - - 1
Sidcup - - - - 1
Upminster - - - -
Wembley - - - - 1
Worcester Park - - - -
Mayfair - - - -
Finchley - - - -
SQL
England

SQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 2018 (28.00%) Oracle
2 1886 (26.17%) Finance
3 1796 (24.92%) SQL Server
4 1474 (20.46%) Agile Software Development
5 1466 (20.34%) Banking
6 1312 (18.21%) Java
7 1279 (17.75%) .NET
8 1267 (17.58%) C#
9 1089 (15.11%) Microsoft
10 1061 (14.72%) Windows
11 961 (13.34%) UNIX
12 870 (12.07%) Linux
13 833 (11.56%) Data Warehouse
14 830 (11.52%) ETL
15 827 (11.48%) Business Intelligence
16 824 (11.43%) PL/SQL
17 816 (11.32%) XML
18 805 (11.17%) Analytical Skills
19 800 (11.10%) JavaScript
20 788 (10.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
21 781 (10.84%) HTML
22 740 (10.27%) Investment Banking
23 728 (10.10%) T-SQL
24 689 (9.56%) MS Excel
24 689 (9.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
25 609 (8.45%) TDD
26 607 (8.42%) Relational Database
27 578 (8.02%) Front Office
28 566 (7.85%) Data Modelling
29 565 (7.84%) Web Services

SQL
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 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
1 340 (4.72%) SharePoint
2 246 (3.41%) IIS
3 238 (3.30%) SAS
4 146 (2.03%) Apache
5 122 (1.69%) Tomcat
6 115 (1.60%) WebSphere
7 98 (1.36%) MS Exchange
8 92 (1.28%) WebLogic
9 91 (1.26%) SharePoint 2010
10 72 (1.00%) CMS
11 69 (0.96%) SharePoint 2013
12 66 (0.92%) BizTalk Server
13 62 (0.86%) Oracle Workflow
14 60 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2010
15 58 (0.80%) JBoss
16 56 (0.78%) Node.js
17 38 (0.53%) Confluence
17 38 (0.53%) Umbraco
18 35 (0.49%) Oracle Coherence
19 27 (0.37%) MQSeries
Applications
1 689 (9.56%) MS Excel
2 244 (3.39%) MS Office
3 91 (1.26%) MS Visio
4 69 (0.96%) MS PowerPoint
5 61 (0.85%) MS Project
6 55 (0.76%) Spreadsheet
7 50 (0.69%) SPSS
8 37 (0.51%) PowerPivot
9 13 (0.18%) InfoPath
10 9 (0.12%) Photoshop
10 9 (0.12%) Mathematica
11 8 (0.11%) FastStats
12 5 (0.069%) Final Cut Pro
13 2 (0.028%) Gephi
13 2 (0.028%) ProjectWise
14 1 (0.014%) Weka
14 1 (0.014%) Mingle
14 1 (0.014%) GIMP
14 1 (0.014%) Acrobat
14 1 (0.014%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 120 (1.67%) Dynamics CRM
2 82 (1.14%) Oracle EBS
3 74 (1.03%) Markit EDM
4 69 (0.96%) Oracle EBS R12
5 42 (0.58%) Oracle General Ledger
6 41 (0.57%) Dynamics AX
6 41 (0.57%) Oracle Payables
7 37 (0.51%) Oracle Applications
7 37 (0.51%) Oracle Receivables
8 36 (0.50%) Oracle Assets
9 32 (0.44%) Cognos TM1
9 32 (0.44%) Oracle Financials
10 31 (0.43%) Google Analytics
11 29 (0.40%) Agresso
11 29 (0.40%) RMDS
12 22 (0.31%) Oracle Internet Expenses
13 20 (0.28%) Cognos Business Intelligence
14 18 (0.25%) Remedy ITSM
15 16 (0.22%) Dynamics NAV
16 15 (0.21%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 104 (1.44%) Microsoft Azure
2 53 (0.74%) PaaS
3 51 (0.71%) Amazon AWS
4 26 (0.36%) Amazon EC2
4 26 (0.36%) SaaS
5 19 (0.26%) Cloud Computing
6 11 (0.15%) Amazon EMR
7 10 (0.14%) Force.com
7 10 (0.14%) Heroku
8 9 (0.12%) Amazon S3
8 9 (0.12%) GitHub
9 7 (0.097%) Office 365
10 5 (0.069%) Google App Engine
11 4 (0.056%) Google Apps
11 4 (0.056%) SuccessFactors
12 3 (0.042%) CloudFront
12 3 (0.042%) Route 53
13 2 (0.028%) Rackspace Cloud
13 2 (0.028%) AWS Data Pipeline
13 2 (0.028%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 145 (2.01%) HTTP
2 136 (1.89%) SAN
3 135 (1.87%) Firewall
4 130 (1.80%) DNS
5 116 (1.61%) Internet
6 114 (1.58%) TCP/IP
7 64 (0.89%) DHCP
8 56 (0.78%) WAN
9 55 (0.76%) LAN
10 51 (0.71%) Intranet
11 49 (0.68%) SSL
12 48 (0.67%) FTP
13 44 (0.61%) VPN
14 42 (0.58%) LDAP
15 37 (0.51%) Multicast
16 34 (0.47%) VLAN
17 31 (0.43%) NAS
18 30 (0.42%) NetScaler
19 28 (0.39%) Network Security
20 26 (0.36%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1796 (24.92%) SQL Server
2 833 (11.56%) Data Warehouse
3 788 (10.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 689 (9.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 607 (8.42%) Relational Database
6 562 (7.80%) Oracle Database
7 552 (7.66%) SQL Server 2008
8 410 (5.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 312 (4.33%) MySQL
10 247 (3.43%) Oracle Database 11g
11 238 (3.30%) RDBMS
12 229 (3.18%) SQL Server 2012
13 194 (2.69%) Big Data
14 190 (2.64%) NoSQL
15 179 (2.48%) Oracle Reports
16 177 (2.46%) QlikView
17 169 (2.35%) SQL Server 2005
18 159 (2.21%) DB2
19 158 (2.19%) MongoDB
20 156 (2.16%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 267 (3.71%) Subversion
2 244 (3.39%) Team Foundation Server
3 237 (3.29%) Git (software)
4 228 (3.16%) JIRA
5 217 (3.01%) Visual Studio
6 207 (2.87%) Selenium
7 151 (2.10%) Maven
8 139 (1.93%) JUnit
9 112 (1.55%) Cucumber
10 107 (1.48%) Jenkins
11 96 (1.33%) Eclipse
12 81 (1.12%) QuickTest Pro
13 79 (1.10%) TeamCity
14 76 (1.05%) Oracle Forms
15 75 (1.04%) NUnit
16 73 (1.01%) Toad
17 66 (0.92%) Ant
18 58 (0.80%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
19 50 (0.69%) WebDriver
19 50 (0.69%) LoadRunner
General
1 1886 (26.17%) Finance
2 1466 (20.34%) Banking
3 740 (10.27%) Investment Banking
4 578 (8.02%) Front Office
5 248 (3.44%) Retail
6 239 (3.32%) Marketing
7 181 (2.51%) Back Office
8 141 (1.96%) Financial Institution
9 120 (1.67%) Legal
10 115 (1.60%) Telecoms
11 98 (1.36%) Games
12 90 (1.25%) Advertising
13 47 (0.65%) Manufacturing
14 45 (0.62%) Publishing
15 42 (0.58%) Law
16 37 (0.51%) General Ledger
17 28 (0.39%) Retail Banking
18 24 (0.33%) Billing
19 21 (0.29%) Pharmaceutical
20 15 (0.21%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 3071 (42.62%) Developer
2 1806 (25.06%) Analyst
3 555 (7.70%) Business Analyst
4 488 (6.77%) SQL Developer
5 444 (6.16%) Java Developer
6 374 (5.19%) Data Analyst
7 373 (5.18%) .NET Developer
8 369 (5.12%) Consultant
8 369 (5.12%) DBA
9 344 (4.77%) C# Developer
10 342 (4.75%) Senior Developer
11 299 (4.15%) Architect
12 290 (4.02%) Support Analyst
13 254 (3.52%) Applications Support
14 203 (2.82%) Test Analyst
15 199 (2.76%) SQL DBA
16 183 (2.54%) Business Intelligence Developer
17 168 (2.33%) Tester
18 164 (2.28%) Oracle Developer
19 160 (2.22%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1279 (17.75%) .NET
2 816 (11.32%) XML
3 781 (10.84%) HTML
4 565 (7.84%) Web Services
5 513 (7.12%) ASP.NET
6 487 (6.76%) CSS
7 323 (4.48%) Spring
8 309 (4.29%) jQuery
9 289 (4.01%) WCF
10 260 (3.61%) .NET Framework
11 221 (3.07%) Hibernate
12 203 (2.82%) ASP.NET MVC
12 203 (2.82%) SOAP
13 195 (2.71%) WPF
14 190 (2.64%) HTML5
15 185 (2.57%) JSON
16 183 (2.54%) REST
17 170 (2.36%) J2EE
18 139 (1.93%) Ajax
19 130 (1.80%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 805 (11.17%) Analytical Skills
2 357 (4.95%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 347 (4.82%) Fixed Income
4 316 (4.39%) Derivative
5 233 (3.23%) Computer Science
6 178 (2.47%) Management Information System
7 174 (2.41%) Equities
8 167 (2.32%) Credit Risk
8 167 (2.32%) Open Source
9 166 (2.30%) Market Risk
10 155 (2.15%) Replication
10 155 (2.15%) NHS
11 154 (2.14%) Data Integration
12 141 (1.96%) Data Structures
13 124 (1.72%) Visualisation
14 114 (1.58%) Mathematics
15 110 (1.53%) Clustering
16 106 (1.47%) Hedge funds
17 81 (1.12%) Data Extraction
18 77 (1.07%) Credit Derivative
Operating Systems
1 1061 (14.72%) Windows
2 961 (13.34%) UNIX
3 870 (12.07%) Linux
4 243 (3.37%) Windows Server 2008
5 167 (2.32%) Windows Server 2003
6 132 (1.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 126 (1.75%) Solaris
7 126 (1.75%) Windows 7
8 100 (1.39%) Windows Server 2012
9 71 (0.99%) Windows XP
10 62 (0.86%) Apple iOS
11 56 (0.78%) Android
12 52 (0.72%) AIX
13 24 (0.33%) SUSE
13 24 (0.33%) CentOS
14 22 (0.31%) Windows 8
15 18 (0.25%) Oracle Linux
16 17 (0.24%) Ubuntu
17 15 (0.21%) Windows 2000
18 14 (0.19%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 1474 (20.46%) Agile Software Development
2 830 (11.52%) ETL
3 827 (11.48%) Business Intelligence
4 609 (8.45%) TDD
5 566 (7.85%) Data Modelling
6 538 (7.47%) Migration
7 485 (6.73%) MVC
8 478 (6.63%) OO
9 470 (6.52%) Scrum
10 459 (6.37%) Analytics
11 433 (6.01%) Data Analysis
12 374 (5.19%) Performance Tuning
13 355 (4.93%) CRM
14 340 (4.72%) Multithreading
15 316 (4.39%) User Acceptance Testing
16 310 (4.30%) E-Commerce
17 305 (4.23%) Project Management
18 297 (4.12%) Business Analysis
19 287 (3.98%) Continuous Integration
20 272 (3.77%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 1312 (18.21%) Java
2 1267 (17.58%) C#
3 824 (11.43%) PL/SQL
4 800 (11.10%) JavaScript
5 728 (10.10%) T-SQL
6 409 (5.68%) Python
7 398 (5.52%) C++
8 328 (4.55%) Shell Script
9 310 (4.30%) VBA
10 292 (4.05%) Perl
11 173 (2.40%) PowerShell
12 170 (2.36%) VB
13 169 (2.35%) PHP
14 152 (2.11%) Ruby
15 125 (1.73%) VBScript
16 115 (1.60%) VB.NET
17 112 (1.55%) C
18 95 (1.32%) Bash Shell
19 71 (0.99%) Scala
20 64 (0.89%) R
Qualifications
1 497 (6.90%) Degree
2 211 (2.93%) Security Cleared
3 118 (1.64%) SC Cleared
4 94 (1.30%) Microsoft Certification
5 77 (1.07%) ISEB
6 46 (0.64%) ISTQB
6 46 (0.64%) MCITP
7 45 (0.62%) DV Cleared
8 32 (0.44%) Cisco Certification
9 29 (0.40%) MCSE
10 24 (0.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 22 (0.31%) CCNA
12 21 (0.29%) MCTS
13 17 (0.24%) MCSA
14 16 (0.22%) PhD
15 15 (0.21%) CISSP
16 13 (0.18%) Oracle Certification
17 11 (0.15%) ITIL Certification
17 11 (0.15%) MCP
18 10 (0.14%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 449 (6.23%) QA
2 68 (0.94%) Data Quality
3 59 (0.82%) SLA
4 26 (0.36%) EMIR
4 26 (0.36%) Dodd-Frank
4 26 (0.36%) Basel III
5 22 (0.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 20 (0.28%) ISO 9001
7 13 (0.18%) PCI DSS
8 12 (0.17%) Basel II
8 12 (0.17%) Solvency II
8 12 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 9 (0.12%) MiFID
10 7 (0.097%) COREP
10 7 (0.097%) CRD IV
11 4 (0.056%) HL7
12 3 (0.042%) COBIT
12 3 (0.042%) FINREP
13 2 (0.028%) FATCA
13 2 (0.028%) AIFMD
System Software
1 281 (3.90%) Active Directory
2 140 (1.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 101 (1.40%) Oracle RAC
4 62 (0.86%) vSphere
5 45 (0.62%) XenApp
6 44 (0.61%) Oracle RMAN
7 38 (0.53%) Hyper-V
8 31 (0.43%) VMware ESX
9 24 (0.33%) VMware ESXi
10 23 (0.32%) NFS
11 20 (0.28%) XenDesktop
12 16 (0.22%) Microsoft App-V
13 15 (0.21%) ISA Server
14 14 (0.19%) HDFS
15 11 (0.15%) FreeRADIUS
15 11 (0.15%) Firmware
15 11 (0.15%) Apache ZooKeeper
16 9 (0.12%) Xen
16 9 (0.12%) Apache Flume
17 8 (0.11%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 129 (1.79%) HP Quality Center
2 92 (1.28%) SCCM
3 65 (0.90%) Puppet
4 60 (0.83%) Data Guard
5 56 (0.78%) Control-M
6 53 (0.74%) Opscode Chef
7 48 (0.67%) SCOM
8 35 (0.49%) Tivoli
9 34 (0.47%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 33 (0.46%) ITRS Geneos
11 19 (0.26%) Backup Exec
12 15 (0.21%) SCOrch
13 14 (0.19%) WMI
14 13 (0.18%) Nagios
14 13 (0.18%) AppDNA
15 11 (0.15%) SCVMM
15 11 (0.15%) Norton AntiVirus
15 11 (0.15%) Tivoli Storage Manager
15 11 (0.15%) Ansible
15 11 (0.15%) Oozie
Vendors
1 2018 (28.00%) Oracle
2 1089 (15.11%) Microsoft
3 290 (4.02%) Sybase
4 270 (3.75%) VMware
5 259 (3.59%) Business Objects
6 200 (2.78%) HP
7 193 (2.68%) Informatica
8 188 (2.61%) Tableau
9 186 (2.58%) IBM
10 183 (2.54%) Cognos
11 138 (1.92%) Citrix
12 135 (1.87%) Red Hat
12 135 (1.87%) Cisco
13 110 (1.53%) SAP
14 102 (1.42%) TIBCO
15 75 (1.04%) Google
16 70 (0.97%) Salesforce.com
17 68 (0.94%) Teradata
18 67 (0.93%) Sun
19 63 (0.87%) NetApp
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