Period
to 11 November 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Central London with a requirement for SQL skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SQL over the 6 months to 11 November 2019 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 > Central London
6 months to
11 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 4 6 7
Rank change year-on-year +2 +1 -3
Contract jobs citing SQL 1,113 1,264 1,312
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 15.02% 14.06% 15.59%
As % of the Programming Languages category 30.14% 26.12% 30.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 874 990 1,058
Central London median daily rate £500 £500 £500
10th Percentile £350 £355 £363
90th Percentile £646 £630 £652
London median daily rate £500 £500 £488
% change year-on-year - +2.56% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 7 14
Central London median hourly rate £21.92 £37.09 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -40.91% +72.51% +7.93%
10th Percentile £21.17 £16.20 £13.32
90th Percentile £23.32 £85.21 £34.42
London median hourly rate £39.00 £28.52 £22.50
% change year-on-year +36.75% +26.76% -24.22%

SQL is in the Programming Languages category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Central London with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
Central London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 3,693 4,840 4,311
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 49.84% 53.83% 51.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,960 3,978 3,520
Central London median daily rate £525 £525 £513
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.44% +7.89%
10th Percentile £381 £366 £363
90th Percentile £675 £675 £675
London median daily rate £525 £525 £500
% change year-on-year - +5.00% +8.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 9 20
Central London median hourly rate £31.50 £37.09 £22.99
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.07% +61.31% -16.39%
10th Percentile £21.02 £16.90 £13.35
90th Percentile £55.18 £63.70 £45.80
London median hourly rate £45.25 £37.09 £35.91
% change year-on-year +22.00% +3.30% +10.48%

SQL
Job Vacancy Trend in Central London

Job postings citing SQL as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Central London.

Job vacancy trend for SQL in Central London

SQL
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Central London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL in Central London

SQL
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Central London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL in Central London over the 6 months to 11 November 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SQL in Central London

SQL
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Central London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL in Central London

SQL
Contract Job Locations in Central London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL within the Central London region over the 6 months to 11 November 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London 0 876 £500 - 403
Southwark +18 20 £550 +4.76% 1
West End of London +5 18 £470 -1.16% 2
City of Westminster -2 14 £500 +6.38% 2
Camden +4 4 £435 -3.33%
Kensington and Chelsea - 4 £268 -
SQL
London

For the 6 months to 11 November 2019, IT contractor jobs citing SQL also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Central London region with a requirement for SQL.

1 356 (31.99%) Agile Software Development
2 337 (30.28%) SQL Server
3 314 (28.21%) Finance
4 298 (26.77%) Azure
5 266 (23.90%) Python
6 223 (20.04%) Business Intelligence
7 215 (19.32%) Microsoft
8 208 (18.69%) ETL
9 206 (18.51%) .NET
10 201 (18.06%) C#
11 195 (17.52%) Java
12 179 (16.08%) Data Warehouse
13 166 (14.91%) AWS
13 166 (14.91%) DevOps
14 164 (14.73%) JavaScript
15 163 (14.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 156 (14.02%) Oracle
17 148 (13.30%) Analytics
18 147 (13.21%) TDD
19 139 (12.49%) Data Modelling
20 136 (12.22%) Migration
20 136 (12.22%) Power Platform
21 131 (11.77%) Banking
22 130 (11.68%) Power BI
23 121 (10.87%) T-SQL
24 115 (10.33%) Microservices
25 112 (10.06%) Docker
26 105 (9.43%) Linux
27 100 (8.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
28 99 (8.89%) AngularJS

SQL
Co-occurring IT Skills in Central London 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 84 (7.55%) Apache Spark
2 60 (5.39%) SharePoint
3 42 (3.77%) Confluence
4 32 (2.88%) Elasticsearch
5 21 (1.89%) Apache
5 21 (1.89%) IIS
6 19 (1.71%) SAS
7 16 (1.44%) Apache Airflow
7 16 (1.44%) WebLogic
8 10 (0.90%) CMS
9 9 (0.81%) ArcGIS
9 9 (0.81%) GeoServer
10 8 (0.72%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 7 (0.63%) MS Exchange
11 7 (0.63%) Oracle Workflow
12 6 (0.54%) Jupyter
12 6 (0.54%) SharePoint 2013
12 6 (0.54%) Skype for Business
12 6 (0.54%) Tomcat
12 6 (0.54%) WebLogic Integration
Applications
1 82 (7.37%) Microsoft Excel
2 21 (1.89%) Microsoft Office
3 10 (0.90%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 8 (0.72%) MS Visio
5 7 (0.63%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.18%) Chatbot
6 2 (0.18%) SPSS
7 1 (0.090%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.090%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 22 (1.98%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.63%) Dynamics AX
2 7 (0.63%) Dynamics NAV
2 7 (0.63%) Oracle FAH
2 7 (0.63%) Oracle Financials
3 6 (0.54%) Oracle Assets
3 6 (0.54%) Oracle Cash Management
3 6 (0.54%) Oracle General Ledger
3 6 (0.54%) Oracle Internet Expenses
3 6 (0.54%) Oracle Payables
3 6 (0.54%) Oracle Receivables
3 6 (0.54%) Unit4 Business World
4 5 (0.45%) Oracle ERP
4 5 (0.45%) Oracle iProcurement
4 5 (0.45%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 5 (0.45%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
5 3 (0.27%) Oracle EBS
5 3 (0.27%) Temenos T24
6 2 (0.18%) BusinessWorks
6 2 (0.18%) CODA-Financials
Cloud Services
1 298 (26.77%) Azure
2 166 (14.91%) AWS
3 136 (12.22%) Power Platform
4 79 (7.10%) GCP
5 57 (5.12%) Office 365
6 46 (4.13%) Serverless
7 37 (3.32%) Azure Data Factory
8 32 (2.88%) Azure Active Directory
9 25 (2.25%) Amazon S3
10 24 (2.16%) PaaS
11 22 (1.98%) Cloud Computing
12 20 (1.80%) GitHub
13 16 (1.44%) Azure Functions
14 14 (1.26%) AWS Lambda
15 13 (1.17%) Data Lake Analytics
15 13 (1.17%) PowerApps
16 12 (1.08%) Amazon EC2
16 12 (1.08%) SaaS
17 11 (0.99%) Dynamics 365
18 10 (0.90%) Apigee
Communications & Networking
1 24 (2.16%) Firewall
2 16 (1.44%) DNS
3 15 (1.35%) LAN
4 14 (1.26%) WAN
5 9 (0.81%) Internet
6 8 (0.72%) DHCP
6 8 (0.72%) TCP/IP
7 7 (0.63%) FTP
7 7 (0.63%) SAN
8 5 (0.45%) Intrusion Detection
8 5 (0.45%) MPLS
9 4 (0.36%) Intranet
9 4 (0.36%) IP Telephony
9 4 (0.36%) VoIP
10 3 (0.27%) Skype
10 3 (0.27%) SSH
10 3 (0.27%) Unified Communications
10 3 (0.27%) Wi-Fi
11 2 (0.18%) Remote Desktop
11 2 (0.18%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 337 (30.28%) SQL Server
2 179 (16.08%) Data Warehouse
3 163 (14.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 130 (11.68%) Power BI
5 100 (8.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 94 (8.45%) Big Data
7 90 (8.09%) NoSQL
8 85 (7.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 80 (7.19%) Hadoop
10 77 (6.92%) Azure SQL Database
11 71 (6.38%) PostgreSQL
12 57 (5.12%) Data Lake
13 53 (4.76%) Relational Database
14 42 (3.77%) Apache Hive
15 41 (3.68%) Oracle Database
16 36 (3.23%) MySQL
17 31 (2.79%) SQL Server 2008
18 30 (2.70%) Cosmos DB
19 29 (2.61%) MongoDB
20 27 (2.43%) Redis
Development Applications
1 96 (8.63%) Git (software)
2 72 (6.47%) JIRA
3 53 (4.76%) Jenkins
4 44 (3.95%) Visual Studio
5 33 (2.96%) Team Foundation Server
6 32 (2.88%) Selenium
7 26 (2.34%) TeamCity
8 22 (1.98%) Cucumber
9 18 (1.62%) Maven
10 17 (1.53%) Eclipse
10 17 (1.53%) JUnit
10 17 (1.53%) Octopus Deploy
11 16 (1.44%) SpecFlow
11 16 (1.44%) Subversion
12 12 (1.08%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 10 (0.90%) Gradle
13 10 (0.90%) gulp
14 9 (0.81%) Bitbucket
14 9 (0.81%) Visual Studio Team System
15 7 (0.63%) NUnit
General
1 314 (28.21%) Finance
2 131 (11.77%) Banking
3 56 (5.03%) Front Office
4 37 (3.32%) Investment Banking
5 29 (2.61%) Retail
6 26 (2.34%) Public Sector
7 23 (2.07%) Legal
8 19 (1.71%) Law
9 18 (1.62%) Marketing
10 10 (0.90%) Financial Institution
11 9 (0.81%) Advertising
11 9 (0.81%) Back Office
11 9 (0.81%) Retail Banking
12 8 (0.72%) Publishing
13 6 (0.54%) Games
13 6 (0.54%) International Banking
14 5 (0.45%) Manufacturing
15 4 (0.36%) Telecoms
16 3 (0.27%) General Ledger
17 2 (0.18%) Billing
Job Titles
1 523 (46.99%) Developer
2 158 (14.20%) Analyst
3 107 (9.61%) SQL Developer
4 87 (7.82%) Data Engineer
5 82 (7.37%) .NET Developer
6 69 (6.20%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 63 (5.66%) C# Developer
8 61 (5.48%) Java Developer
9 60 (5.39%) Senior Developer
10 58 (5.21%) Architect
11 49 (4.40%) Data Analyst
12 48 (4.31%) Python Developer
13 39 (3.50%) Azure Engineer
14 36 (3.23%) DBA
15 35 (3.14%) Consultant
15 35 (3.14%) Full Stack Developer
15 35 (3.14%) SQL Analyst
16 33 (2.96%) Azure Developer
16 33 (2.96%) Business Analyst
17 32 (2.88%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 206 (18.51%) .NET
2 99 (8.89%) AngularJS
3 75 (6.74%) REST
4 73 (6.56%) CSS
5 70 (6.29%) HTML
5 70 (6.29%) React
6 66 (5.93%) Web Services
7 63 (5.66%) .NET Framework
7 63 (5.66%) XML
8 55 (4.94%) ASP.NET
8 55 (4.94%) JSON
9 54 (4.85%) Kafka
10 52 (4.67%) RESTful
11 46 (4.13%) ASP.NET Web API
12 42 (3.77%) Spring
13 39 (3.50%) Node.js
14 38 (3.41%) .NET Core
15 36 (3.23%) ASP.NET MVC
16 31 (2.79%) jQuery
17 29 (2.61%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 81 (7.28%) Analytical Skills
2 60 (5.39%) Greenfield Project
3 50 (4.49%) Data Structures
4 32 (2.88%) Algorithms
5 27 (2.43%) Reinsurance
6 23 (2.07%) Equities
7 21 (1.89%) User Experience
8 19 (1.71%) Public Cloud
9 15 (1.35%) Derivative
10 14 (1.26%) Fixed Income
10 14 (1.26%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 12 (1.08%) Replication
12 11 (0.99%) Self-Motivation
13 10 (0.90%) Hedge funds
14 9 (0.81%) Clustering
14 9 (0.81%) Enterprise Software
14 9 (0.81%) Management Information System
15 7 (0.63%) Credit Risk
15 7 (0.63%) Data Centre
16 6 (0.54%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 105 (9.43%) Linux
2 89 (8.00%) Windows
3 64 (5.75%) Unix
4 28 (2.52%) Windows Server
5 13 (1.17%) Windows Server 2008
6 10 (0.90%) Windows 10
7 8 (0.72%) Windows Server 2012
8 7 (0.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (0.36%) Android
9 4 (0.36%) Apple iOS
9 4 (0.36%) VMS
9 4 (0.36%) Windows 7
10 3 (0.27%) Solaris
10 3 (0.27%) Ubuntu
11 2 (0.18%) CentOS
11 2 (0.18%) Debian
11 2 (0.18%) Mac OS X
11 2 (0.18%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.090%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.090%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 356 (31.99%) Agile Software Development
2 223 (20.04%) Business Intelligence
3 208 (18.69%) ETL
4 166 (14.91%) DevOps
5 148 (13.30%) Analytics
6 147 (13.21%) TDD
7 139 (12.49%) Data Modelling
8 136 (12.22%) Migration
9 115 (10.33%) Microservices
10 96 (8.63%) Scrum
11 92 (8.27%) Test Automation
12 81 (7.28%) Data Science
13 79 (7.10%) Data Analysis
14 77 (6.92%) Problem-Solving
15 61 (5.48%) Visualisation
16 58 (5.21%) Data Migration
16 58 (5.21%) MVC
17 56 (5.03%) Continuous Integration
18 53 (4.76%) Unit Testing
19 52 (4.67%) Machine Learning
Programming Languages
1 266 (23.90%) Python
2 201 (18.06%) C#
3 195 (17.52%) Java
4 164 (14.73%) JavaScript
5 121 (10.87%) T-SQL
6 77 (6.92%) PL/SQL
7 72 (6.47%) PowerShell
8 71 (6.38%) Scala
9 40 (3.59%) TypeScript
10 36 (3.23%) R
11 31 (2.79%) VBA
12 30 (2.70%) Shell Script
13 29 (2.61%) Perl
14 26 (2.34%) C++
15 24 (2.16%) VB
16 23 (2.07%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
16 23 (2.07%) Ruby
17 20 (1.80%) Bash Shell
18 16 (1.44%) Java 8
19 15 (1.35%) C
Qualifications
1 52 (4.67%) Security Cleared
2 48 (4.31%) Degree
2 48 (4.31%) SC Cleared
3 13 (1.17%) Computer Science Degree
4 8 (0.72%) Microsoft Certification
5 6 (0.54%) PMI Certification
5 6 (0.54%) PMP
6 5 (0.45%) PhD
7 4 (0.36%) BC Cleared
8 3 (0.27%) BPSS Clearance
8 3 (0.27%) DV Cleared
8 3 (0.27%) HNC
8 3 (0.27%) HND
8 3 (0.27%) Master's Degree
8 3 (0.27%) MCP
9 2 (0.18%) ISTQB
9 2 (0.18%) MCITP
9 2 (0.18%) MCSA
9 2 (0.18%) MCSE
10 1 (0.090%) IIBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (4.04%) QA
2 44 (3.95%) Data Quality
3 11 (0.99%) GDPR
3 11 (0.99%) SLA
4 6 (0.54%) MiFID
5 5 (0.45%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 3 (0.27%) IFRS
6 3 (0.27%) Solvency II
7 2 (0.18%) COREP
7 2 (0.18%) FINREP
8 1 (0.090%) Basel III
8 1 (0.090%) DICOM
8 1 (0.090%) Disclosure Scotland
8 1 (0.090%) EMIR
8 1 (0.090%) HL7
8 1 (0.090%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 1 (0.090%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.090%) PMO
8 1 (0.090%) WCAG
System Software
1 112 (10.06%) Docker
2 67 (6.02%) Active Directory
3 15 (1.35%) Virtual Machines
4 12 (1.08%) Oracle RAC
4 12 (1.08%) VMware Infrastructure
5 11 (0.99%) HDFS
6 7 (0.63%) VMware ESXi
7 5 (0.45%) Hyper-V
8 3 (0.27%) vSphere
9 2 (0.18%) VMware Workstation
10 1 (0.090%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
10 1 (0.090%) KVM
10 1 (0.090%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.090%) RHEV
10 1 (0.090%) Virtual Desktop
10 1 (0.090%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (0.090%) VirtualBox
10 1 (0.090%) XenApp
10 1 (0.090%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 79 (7.10%) Kubernetes
2 30 (2.70%) Terraform
3 26 (2.34%) SCCM
4 15 (1.35%) Microsoft Intune
5 14 (1.26%) Hadoop YARN
6 11 (0.99%) Ansible
7 9 (0.81%) Marathon
7 9 (0.81%) Mesos
8 7 (0.63%) Data Guard
8 7 (0.63%) Oozie
9 6 (0.54%) Istio
10 5 (0.45%) Microsoft Clustering
10 5 (0.45%) Single Sign-On
11 3 (0.27%) Graphite
11 3 (0.27%) Kibana
11 3 (0.27%) MIIS
11 3 (0.27%) Opscode Chef
11 3 (0.27%) Puppet
11 3 (0.27%) Salt
11 3 (0.27%) SCOM
Vendors
1 215 (19.32%) Microsoft
2 156 (14.02%) Oracle
3 65 (5.84%) Tableau
4 56 (5.03%) Google
5 24 (2.16%) Informatica
5 24 (2.16%) SAP
6 22 (1.98%) Sybase
7 21 (1.89%) VMware
8 15 (1.35%) Alteryx
9 14 (1.26%) Cloudera
9 14 (1.26%) IBM
10 13 (1.17%) Salesforce.com
11 11 (0.99%) Cognos
11 11 (0.99%) Red Hat
12 10 (0.90%) Databricks
12 10 (0.90%) Teradata
13 9 (0.81%) ServiceNow
13 9 (0.81%) Sitecore
14 8 (0.72%) Citrix
14 8 (0.72%) CODA