Period
to 29 May 2020

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 29 May 2020 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
29 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 4 5 6
Rank change year-on-year +1 +1 +1
Contract jobs citing SQL 557 1,243 1,347
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Central London 14.85% 14.74% 14.76%
As % of the Programming Languages category 30.57% 28.59% 28.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 418 976 1,084
Median daily rate £488 £500 £496
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.50% +0.81% +5.53%
10th Percentile £362 £350 £325
90th Percentile £641 £650 £638
London median daily rate £500 £500 £480
% change year-on-year - +4.17% +6.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 4 8
Median hourly rate £27.50 £35.00 £28.79
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.43% +21.57% +1.57%
10th Percentile £24.10 £25.33 £15.55
90th Percentile £36.70 £37.50 £187.50
London median hourly rate £32.50 £28.00 £26.69
% change year-on-year +16.07% +4.93% -30.94%

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 1,822 4,348 4,783
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 48.56% 51.57% 52.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,358 3,492 3,962
Median daily rate £525 £525 £513
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.44% +4.59%
10th Percentile £375 £393 £363
90th Percentile £675 £675 £675
London median daily rate £525 £525 £500
% change year-on-year - +5.00% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 22 24
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +62.79% -24.15%
10th Percentile £24.50 £21.00 £12.90
90th Percentile £56.50 £60.33 £66.00
Median hourly rate £35.00 £36.25 £41.77
% change year-on-year -3.45% -13.20% -2.30%

SQL
Job Vacancy Trend in Central London

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

Job vacancy trend for SQL in Central London

SQL
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Central London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing SQL in Central London.

Daily rate trend for SQL in Central London

SQL
Daily Rate Histogram in Central London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing SQL in Central London over the 6 months to 29 May 2020.

Daily rate histogram for SQL in Central London

SQL
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Central London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing SQL in Central London.

Hourly rate trend for SQL in Central London

SQL
Hourly Rate Histogram in Central London

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing SQL in Central London over the 6 months to 29 May 2020.

Hourly rate histogram 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 29 May 2020. 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 0 457 £488 -2.50% 78
City of Westminster +14 17 £600 +28.00%
West End of London +5 8 £600 +33.33%
Southwark +10 2 £450 -18.18%
Kensington and Chelsea +1 1 - -
SQL
London

For the 6 months to 29 May 2020, 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.

1 181 (32.50%) Finance
2 177 (31.78%) Agile Software Development
3 144 (25.85%) SQL Server
4 124 (22.26%) Azure
5 123 (22.08%) C#
6 117 (21.01%) .NET
7 105 (18.85%) Python
8 100 (17.95%) Java
9 97 (17.41%) Business Intelligence
10 91 (16.34%) Oracle
11 90 (16.16%) Microsoft
11 90 (16.16%) Data Warehouse
12 88 (15.80%) JavaScript
13 85 (15.26%) ETL
14 79 (14.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 77 (13.82%) AWS
16 76 (13.64%) Data Modelling
17 74 (13.29%) Microsoft Excel
17 74 (13.29%) Analytics
18 71 (12.75%) DevOps
19 65 (11.67%) Banking
20 64 (11.49%) T-SQL
21 63 (11.31%) Windows
22 60 (10.77%) NoSQL
23 59 (10.59%) Linux
24 56 (10.05%) Test Automation
25 54 (9.69%) HTML
25 54 (9.69%) CSS
26 53 (9.52%) SDLC
26 53 (9.52%) Power BI

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 23 (4.13%) Apache Spark
2 18 (3.23%) Confluence
3 14 (2.51%) WebLogic
4 13 (2.33%) SharePoint
5 10 (1.80%) Apache
5 10 (1.80%) SAS
6 7 (1.26%) Elasticsearch
6 7 (1.26%) Tomcat
7 3 (0.54%) ArcGIS
7 3 (0.54%) CMS
7 3 (0.54%) IIS
7 3 (0.54%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 2 (0.36%) Apache Pig
8 2 (0.36%) DataSynapse
8 2 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (0.36%) Oracle Workflow
8 2 (0.36%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (0.36%) Skype for Business
8 2 (0.36%) Tornado
9 1 (0.18%) Apache Airflow
Applications
1 74 (13.29%) Microsoft Excel
2 11 (1.97%) Microsoft Office
3 7 (1.26%) Photoshop
4 6 (1.08%) Acrobat
5 5 (0.90%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.36%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 2 (0.36%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.18%) Camtasia
7 1 (0.18%) Chatbot
7 1 (0.18%) RoboHelp
Business Applications
1 5 (0.90%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.54%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 2 (0.36%) Elite 3E
3 2 (0.36%) Markit EDM
3 2 (0.36%) Maximo
3 2 (0.36%) SAP BPC
3 2 (0.36%) SAP MDM
4 1 (0.18%) Carpe Diem
4 1 (0.18%) Loan IQ
4 1 (0.18%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.18%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.18%) Oracle Receivables
4 1 (0.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.18%) thinkFolio
4 1 (0.18%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 124 (22.26%) Azure
2 77 (13.82%) AWS
3 53 (9.52%) Power Platform
4 35 (6.28%) GCP
5 20 (3.59%) Azure Data Factory
6 14 (2.51%) Serverless
7 11 (1.97%) PaaS
8 8 (1.44%) AWS Lambda
9 7 (1.26%) Azure Stack
9 7 (1.26%) GitHub
9 7 (1.26%) Heroku
10 6 (1.08%) Amazon EC2
10 6 (1.08%) Apigee
10 6 (1.08%) Office 365
11 5 (0.90%) Azure Functions
11 5 (0.90%) Dynamics 365
11 5 (0.90%) IaaS
11 5 (0.90%) SaaS
12 4 (0.72%) Azure Machine Learning
13 3 (0.54%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 10 (1.80%) HTTPS
1 10 (1.80%) SSL
2 5 (0.90%) TCP/IP
3 4 (0.72%) DNS
3 4 (0.72%) HTTP
3 4 (0.72%) SAN
4 3 (0.54%) DHCP
4 3 (0.54%) Firewall
4 3 (0.54%) WAN
5 2 (0.36%) LAN
5 2 (0.36%) NAS
5 2 (0.36%) Network Security
5 2 (0.36%) VPN
6 1 (0.18%) DOCSIS
6 1 (0.18%) FTP
6 1 (0.18%) Internet
6 1 (0.18%) Intranet
6 1 (0.18%) MPLS
6 1 (0.18%) SMTP
6 1 (0.18%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 144 (25.85%) SQL Server
2 90 (16.16%) Data Warehouse
3 79 (14.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 60 (10.77%) NoSQL
5 53 (9.52%) Power BI
6 52 (9.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 36 (6.46%) Relational Database
8 34 (6.10%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 33 (5.92%) Azure SQL Database
10 30 (5.39%) Big Data
11 24 (4.31%) Data Lake
12 22 (3.95%) MongoDB
13 21 (3.77%) PostgreSQL
14 19 (3.41%) Oracle Database
15 16 (2.87%) MySQL
15 16 (2.87%) SQL Server 2016
16 15 (2.69%) Hadoop
16 15 (2.69%) OLAP
17 14 (2.51%) Data Mining
18 12 (2.15%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 36 (6.46%) JIRA
2 35 (6.28%) Jenkins
3 33 (5.92%) Git (software)
4 28 (5.03%) Team Foundation Server
5 15 (2.69%) Visual Studio
6 14 (2.51%) JUnit
6 14 (2.51%) Selenium
7 13 (2.33%) TeamCity
8 11 (1.97%) Maven
9 9 (1.62%) Eclipse
9 9 (1.62%) GitLab
9 9 (1.62%) Octopus Deploy
9 9 (1.62%) Postman
9 9 (1.62%) Subversion
10 8 (1.44%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 8 (1.44%) webpack
11 7 (1.26%) CircleCI
11 7 (1.26%) SoapUI
12 6 (1.08%) Bitbucket
12 6 (1.08%) SpecFlow
General
1 181 (32.50%) Finance
2 65 (11.67%) Banking
3 29 (5.21%) Front Office
4 16 (2.87%) Investment Banking
4 16 (2.87%) Law
5 14 (2.51%) Public Sector
6 13 (2.33%) Marketing
7 12 (2.15%) Legal
7 12 (2.15%) Retail
8 9 (1.62%) Publishing
9 7 (1.26%) Back Office
10 4 (0.72%) Advertising
10 4 (0.72%) Financial Institution
10 4 (0.72%) Manufacturing
10 4 (0.72%) Police
10 4 (0.72%) Telecoms
11 2 (0.36%) International Banking
11 2 (0.36%) Local Government
11 2 (0.36%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.18%) Social Science
Job Titles
1 241 (43.27%) Developer
2 123 (22.08%) Analyst
3 55 (9.87%) SQL Developer
4 42 (7.54%) .NET Developer
5 40 (7.18%) Data Engineer
5 40 (7.18%) Java Developer
6 36 (6.46%) C# Developer
7 32 (5.75%) Data Analyst
8 29 (5.21%) Architect
9 27 (4.85%) Senior Developer
10 25 (4.49%) Business Analyst
11 24 (4.31%) Azure Engineer
11 24 (4.31%) SQL Analyst
12 22 (3.95%) C# .NET Developer
13 20 (3.59%) Consultant
14 19 (3.41%) Technical Analyst
15 17 (3.05%) Applications Developer
15 17 (3.05%) Business Intelligence Analyst
16 15 (2.69%) Full Stack Developer
16 15 (2.69%) Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 117 (21.01%) .NET
2 54 (9.69%) CSS
2 54 (9.69%) HTML
3 44 (7.90%) ASP.NET
4 35 (6.28%) React
5 33 (5.92%) XML
6 30 (5.39%) AngularJS
6 30 (5.39%) Web Services
7 28 (5.03%) REST
8 25 (4.49%) Node.js
8 25 (4.49%) Spring
9 23 (4.13%) SOAP
10 19 (3.41%) jQuery
11 18 (3.23%) RESTful
12 16 (2.87%) WinForms
12 16 (2.87%) WPF
13 15 (2.69%) .NET Core
14 14 (2.51%) ASP.NET Web API
14 14 (2.51%) JSON
14 14 (2.51%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 51 (9.16%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (3.95%) Data Structures
3 15 (2.69%) Algorithms
3 15 (2.69%) Fixed Income
4 14 (2.51%) Reinsurance
5 13 (2.33%) Greenfield Project
5 13 (2.33%) User Experience
6 11 (1.97%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 10 (1.80%) Derivative
7 10 (1.80%) Management Information System
8 9 (1.62%) Data Centre
8 9 (1.62%) Self-Motivation
9 8 (1.44%) Credit Risk
9 8 (1.44%) Equities
10 7 (1.26%) Hedge funds
11 6 (1.08%) Client/Server
11 6 (1.08%) Cloud Native
11 6 (1.08%) Replication
12 5 (0.90%) Fat Client
12 5 (0.90%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 63 (11.31%) Windows
2 59 (10.59%) Linux
3 39 (7.00%) Unix
4 27 (4.85%) Windows Server
5 8 (1.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 8 (1.44%) Ubuntu
6 6 (1.08%) Windows Server 2016
7 5 (0.90%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (0.72%) Solaris
8 4 (0.72%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (0.54%) CentOS
9 3 (0.54%) Debian
9 3 (0.54%) Mac OS X
10 2 (0.36%) Windows 10
10 2 (0.36%) Windows 7
10 2 (0.36%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.18%) AIX
11 1 (0.18%) Oracle Linux
11 1 (0.18%) VMS
11 1 (0.18%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 177 (31.78%) Agile Software Development
2 97 (17.41%) Business Intelligence
3 85 (15.26%) ETL
4 76 (13.64%) Data Modelling
5 74 (13.29%) Analytics
6 71 (12.75%) DevOps
7 56 (10.05%) Test Automation
8 53 (9.52%) SDLC
9 49 (8.80%) Problem-Solving
10 43 (7.72%) TDD
11 40 (7.18%) Computer Science
12 37 (6.64%) Microservices
13 35 (6.28%) Visualisation
14 33 (5.92%) Data Analysis
15 32 (5.75%) Kimball Methodology
16 31 (5.57%) Migration
17 30 (5.39%) Software Engineering
18 28 (5.03%) Machine Learning
18 28 (5.03%) Scrum
19 27 (4.85%) OO
Programming Languages
1 123 (22.08%) C#
2 105 (18.85%) Python
3 100 (17.95%) Java
4 88 (15.80%) JavaScript
5 64 (11.49%) T-SQL
6 44 (7.90%) PowerShell
7 35 (6.28%) VBA
8 27 (4.85%) PL/SQL
8 27 (4.85%) R
9 24 (4.31%) VB.NET
10 19 (3.41%) C++
11 18 (3.23%) Java 8
11 18 (3.23%) Perl
11 18 (3.23%) Shell Script
12 17 (3.05%) PHP
13 16 (2.87%) Scala
14 15 (2.69%) VB
15 14 (2.51%) Bash Shell
16 11 (1.97%) TypeScript
17 10 (1.80%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 39 (7.00%) Degree
2 23 (4.13%) Security Cleared
3 20 (3.59%) SC Cleared
4 15 (2.69%) Computer Science Degree
5 5 (0.90%) ISTQB
5 5 (0.90%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (0.72%) ISEB
7 3 (0.54%) MCITP
8 2 (0.36%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (0.36%) DV Cleared
8 2 (0.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 2 (0.36%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (0.36%) Master's Degree
8 2 (0.36%) MCSA
8 2 (0.36%) Numerate Degree
9 1 (0.18%) ACCA
9 1 (0.18%) CCNA
9 1 (0.18%) CIMA
9 1 (0.18%) PhD
9 1 (0.18%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (4.67%) QA
2 21 (3.77%) Solvency II
3 17 (3.05%) IFRS
4 16 (2.87%) GDPR
5 15 (2.69%) Data Quality
6 5 (0.90%) MiFID
7 3 (0.54%) SLA
8 2 (0.36%) EMIR
8 2 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 1 (0.18%) Basel III
9 1 (0.18%) Cyber Essentials
9 1 (0.18%) HIPAA
9 1 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 1 (0.18%) PCI DSS
9 1 (0.18%) PMO
System Software
1 45 (8.08%) Docker
2 19 (3.41%) Active Directory
3 7 (1.26%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (1.08%) Microsoft App-V
5 5 (0.90%) Terminal Services
6 4 (0.72%) Virtual Machines
7 3 (0.54%) HDFS
7 3 (0.54%) Hyper-V
7 3 (0.54%) XenApp
8 2 (0.36%) Apache Flume
8 2 (0.36%) Oracle RAC
8 2 (0.36%) vSphere
8 2 (0.36%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.18%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
9 1 (0.18%) IAG
9 1 (0.18%) OpenIDM
9 1 (0.18%) UAG
Systems Management
1 49 (8.80%) Kubernetes
2 16 (2.87%) Terraform
3 12 (2.15%) Ansible
4 10 (1.80%) SCCM
5 6 (1.08%) Puppet
6 5 (0.90%) Kibana
7 4 (0.72%) Control-M
7 4 (0.72%) Data Guard
7 4 (0.72%) Istio
7 4 (0.72%) Prometheus
8 3 (0.54%) Grafana
8 3 (0.54%) Opscode Chef
8 3 (0.54%) Oracle RMAN
8 3 (0.54%) SCOM
8 3 (0.54%) Zipkin
9 2 (0.36%) Hadoop YARN
9 2 (0.36%) logstash
9 2 (0.36%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 1 (0.18%) Graphite
10 1 (0.18%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 91 (16.34%) Oracle
2 90 (16.16%) Microsoft
3 24 (4.31%) Tableau
4 20 (3.59%) Sybase
5 18 (3.23%) Google
6 15 (2.69%) SAP
7 13 (2.33%) Informatica
8 12 (2.15%) Red Hat
9 11 (1.97%) Cognos
10 10 (1.80%) Alteryx
10 10 (1.80%) VMware
11 9 (1.62%) Citrix
12 8 (1.44%) Adobe
12 8 (1.44%) Salesforce.com
13 7 (1.26%) Databricks
13 7 (1.26%) Murex
13 7 (1.26%) ServiceNow
14 6 (1.08%) OpenLink
14 6 (1.08%) SunGard
14 6 (1.08%) UiPath