The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Canary Wharf with a requirement for SQL skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SQL over the 3 months to 22 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

SQL (Structured Query Language)
London / Canary Wharf
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 11 4 4
Rank change year-on-year -7 0  
Contract jobs citing SQL 11 27 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Canary Wharf 10.28% 21.95% 16.27%
As % of the Programming Languages category 22.00% 60.00% 36.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 17 24
Median daily rate £563 £400 £523
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +40.62% -23.44%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £325 £423
10% offered a daily rate of more than £695 £535 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £340
% change year-on-year +3.44% +6.61%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £32.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year +23.07% +44.44%  

SQL is in the programming language skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Canary Wharf with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Canary Wharf
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 50 45 74
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Canary Wharf 46.73% 36.59% 44.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 30 56
Median daily rate £608 £475 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +27.89% -5.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £750 £650 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +14.86% +2.77%  

SQL
Job Vacancy Trend in Canary Wharf

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Canary Wharf citing SQL as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Programming Languages category.

Job vacancy trend for SQL in Canary Wharf

SQL
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Canary Wharf

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SQL in Canary Wharf.

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL in Canary Wharf

SQL
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Canary Wharf

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL in Canary Wharf over the 3 months to 22 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SQL in Canary Wharf

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Canary Wharf

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL in Canary Wharf.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL in Canary Wharf

For the 6 months to 22 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SQL also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Canary Wharf region with a requirement for SQL.

1 24 (54.55%) Finance
2 20 (45.45%) Java
3 19 (43.18%) Linux
4 18 (40.91%) Agile Software Development
5 17 (38.64%) Banking
5 17 (38.64%) Relational Database
6 16 (36.36%) Unix
7 15 (34.09%) Python
8 13 (29.55%) Perl
9 12 (27.27%) XML
10 11 (25.00%) OO
10 11 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
11 10 (22.73%) DevOps
11 10 (22.73%) Investment Banking
12 9 (20.45%) Spring
12 9 (20.45%) Sybase
13 8 (18.18%) DB2
13 8 (18.18%) HTML
13 8 (18.18%) Oracle
13 8 (18.18%) High Availability
13 8 (18.18%) High-Frequency Trading
14 7 (15.91%) Jenkins
14 7 (15.91%) Git (software)
14 7 (15.91%) Test Automation
14 7 (15.91%) Open Source
14 7 (15.91%) Degree
14 7 (15.91%) Computer Science
14 7 (15.91%) Front Office
14 7 (15.91%) SQL Server
14 7 (15.91%) JavaScript

SQL
Co-occurring IT Skills in Canary Wharf by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (4.55%) Apache Pig
1 2 (4.55%) Confluence
1 2 (4.55%) JBoss
1 2 (4.55%) MQSeries
1 2 (4.55%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 2 (4.55%) Oracle Workflow
1 2 (4.55%) SAS
2 1 (2.27%) Apache Solr
2 1 (2.27%) CMS
2 1 (2.27%) Drupal
2 1 (2.27%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (2.27%) IBM Domino
2 1 (2.27%) Oracle Coherence
2 1 (2.27%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.27%) WordPress
Applications
1 3 (6.82%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (6.82%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.27%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 2 (4.55%) Eloqua
1 2 (4.55%) FastStats
2 1 (2.27%) Loan IQ
Cloud Services
1 5 (11.36%) IaaS
2 2 (4.55%) PaaS
2 2 (4.55%) SaaS
3 1 (2.27%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (11.36%) DHCP
1 5 (11.36%) DNS
2 2 (4.55%) LDAP
3 1 (2.27%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (2.27%) NAS
3 1 (2.27%) Network Security
3 1 (2.27%) S/MIME
3 1 (2.27%) SAN
3 1 (2.27%) TACACS
3 1 (2.27%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (38.64%) Relational Database
2 8 (18.18%) DB2
3 7 (15.91%) SQL Server
4 5 (11.36%) RDBMS
5 4 (9.09%) MongoDB
5 4 (9.09%) NoSQL
5 4 (9.09%) Oracle Database
6 3 (6.82%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (4.55%) Apache Cassandra
7 2 (4.55%) Big Data
7 2 (4.55%) Data Mining
7 2 (4.55%) HBase
7 2 (4.55%) KDB
7 2 (4.55%) MySQL
7 2 (4.55%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (4.55%) QlikView
8 1 (2.27%) InterSystems Cache
8 1 (2.27%) Kdb+
8 1 (2.27%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (2.27%) Qlik Sense
Development Applications
1 7 (15.91%) Git (software)
1 7 (15.91%) Jenkins
2 4 (9.09%) JUnit
2 4 (9.09%) Selenium
3 2 (4.55%) Ant
3 2 (4.55%) Cucumber
3 2 (4.55%) Gradle
3 2 (4.55%) Grunt
3 2 (4.55%) gulp
3 2 (4.55%) Hudson
3 2 (4.55%) JBehave
3 2 (4.55%) JIRA
3 2 (4.55%) jspm
3 2 (4.55%) Karma Test Runner
3 2 (4.55%) Maven
3 2 (4.55%) SpecFlow
3 2 (4.55%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 2 (4.55%) TeamCity
4 1 (2.27%) ERwin
4 1 (2.27%) Toad
General
1 24 (54.55%) Finance
2 17 (38.64%) Banking
3 10 (22.73%) Investment Banking
4 7 (15.91%) Front Office
5 5 (11.36%) Legal
6 3 (6.82%) Marketing
7 2 (4.55%) Publishing
8 1 (2.27%) German Language
Job Titles
1 27 (61.36%) Developer
2 10 (22.73%) Java Developer
3 9 (20.45%) Analyst
4 8 (18.18%) SQL Developer
5 6 (13.64%) Investment Banking Java Developer
6 5 (11.36%) C++ Developer
6 5 (11.36%) Perl Developer
6 5 (11.36%) Python Developer
7 4 (9.09%) Architect
7 4 (9.09%) Data Analyst
8 3 (6.82%) C# Developer
8 3 (6.82%) Core Java Developer
8 3 (6.82%) Security Analyst
8 3 (6.82%) SQL Analyst
8 3 (6.82%) SQL Data Analyst
9 2 (4.55%) Investment Banking C++ Developer
9 2 (4.55%) Platform Architect
9 2 (4.55%) SaaS Analyst
9 2 (4.55%) Senior SQL Developer
9 2 (4.55%) Unix Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (27.27%) XML
2 9 (20.45%) Spring
3 8 (18.18%) HTML
4 6 (13.64%) AngularJS
4 6 (13.64%) SOAP
5 5 (11.36%) CSS
5 5 (11.36%) JSON
5 5 (11.36%) Protocol Buffers
5 5 (11.36%) REST
6 4 (9.09%) HTML5
6 4 (9.09%) J2EE
7 3 (6.82%) .NET
7 3 (6.82%) ASP.NET
7 3 (6.82%) JMS
8 2 (4.55%) .NET Framework
8 2 (4.55%) ASP.NET MVC
8 2 (4.55%) Entity Framework
8 2 (4.55%) FIX Protocol
8 2 (4.55%) Hibernate
8 2 (4.55%) J2SE
Miscellaneous
1 11 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (15.91%) Computer Science
3 6 (13.64%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 5 (11.36%) CMDB
5 4 (9.09%) Derivative
6 3 (6.82%) Algorithms
6 3 (6.82%) Data Structures
6 3 (6.82%) Equities
6 3 (6.82%) Greenfield Project
6 3 (6.82%) OTC Derivatives
6 3 (6.82%) Reference Data
6 3 (6.82%) Security Operations Centre
7 2 (4.55%) Data Protection Act
7 2 (4.55%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (4.55%) Fintech
7 2 (4.55%) Fixed Income
7 2 (4.55%) Shadow IT
8 1 (2.27%) Equity Derivative
8 1 (2.27%) iSeries
8 1 (2.27%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 19 (43.18%) Linux
2 16 (36.36%) Unix
3 5 (11.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 5 (11.36%) Solaris
4 3 (6.82%) Windows
5 2 (4.55%) Android
5 2 (4.55%) Apple iOS
6 1 (2.27%) OpenVMS
6 1 (2.27%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (40.91%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (25.00%) OO
3 10 (22.73%) DevOps
4 8 (18.18%) High Availability
4 8 (18.18%) High-Frequency Trading
5 7 (15.91%) Open Source
5 7 (15.91%) Test Automation
6 6 (13.64%) Enterprise Architecture
6 6 (13.64%) Scrum
6 6 (13.64%) SDLC
7 5 (11.36%) Analytics
7 5 (11.36%) Configuration Management
7 5 (11.36%) Continuous Integration
7 5 (11.36%) Data Modelling
7 5 (11.36%) Low Latency
7 5 (11.36%) Mathematics
7 5 (11.36%) Migration
7 5 (11.36%) SOA
8 4 (9.09%) MVC
8 4 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (45.45%) Java
2 15 (34.09%) Python
3 13 (29.55%) Perl
4 7 (15.91%) C#
4 7 (15.91%) JavaScript
5 5 (11.36%) C++
5 5 (11.36%) PL/SQL
5 5 (11.36%) R
6 3 (6.82%) Shell Script
6 3 (6.82%) VB
7 2 (4.55%) PHP
7 2 (4.55%) PowerShell
8 1 (2.27%) ActionScript
8 1 (2.27%) Groovy
8 1 (2.27%) MATLAB
8 1 (2.27%) Ruby
8 1 (2.27%) Scala
8 1 (2.27%) T-SQL
8 1 (2.27%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 7 (15.91%) Degree
2 4 (9.09%) ISEB
3 2 (4.55%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.82%) MiFID
2 2 (4.55%) Data Quality
2 2 (4.55%) Dodd-Frank
2 2 (4.55%) EMIR
2 2 (4.55%) QA
System Software
1 5 (11.36%) NFS
2 1 (2.27%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.27%) RACF
2 1 (2.27%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (11.36%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (9.09%) Ansible
2 4 (9.09%) Puppet
3 1 (2.27%) FTK
3 1 (2.27%) MOM
3 1 (2.27%) Packer
3 1 (2.27%) SCCM
Vendors
1 9 (20.45%) Sybase
2 8 (18.18%) Oracle
3 5 (11.36%) Red Hat
4 4 (9.09%) SaltStack
5 3 (6.82%) IBM
6 2 (4.55%) Apteco
6 2 (4.55%) Microsoft
6 2 (4.55%) Perforce
6 2 (4.55%) ServiceNow
6 2 (4.55%) Tableau
7 1 (2.27%) Atlassian
7 1 (2.27%) FXall
7 1 (2.27%) GigaSpaces
7 1 (2.27%) Google
7 1 (2.27%) Informatica
7 1 (2.27%) Nuix
7 1 (2.27%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (2.27%) Sencha
7 1 (2.27%) Solace
7 1 (2.27%) VMware