Period
to 13 August 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 13 August 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
13 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 5 5 6
Rank change year-on-year 0 +1 +1
Contract jobs citing SQL 400 1,280 1,313
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Central London 15.56% 15.36% 14.37%
As % of the Programming Languages category 31.10% 30.55% 26.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 295 1,033 1,043
Median daily rate £500 £500 £500
10th Percentile £346 £350 £350
90th Percentile £650 £650 £638
London median daily rate £520 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +4.00% - +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 6
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +59.09% -4.32%
10th Percentile £26.60 £21.65 £15.25
90th Percentile £39.25 £37.50 £94.11
London median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £24.75
% change year-on-year - +41.41% -9.69%

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 1,286 4,190 4,872
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 50.04% 50.26% 53.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 928 3,397 4,006
Median daily rate £525 £525 £525
10th Percentile £363 £394 £363
90th Percentile £688 £675 £684
London median daily rate £525 £525 £513
% change year-on-year - +2.44% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 25 18
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +62.79% -18.61%
10th Percentile £25.83 £21.00 £12.50
90th Percentile £51.55 £59.05 £64.00
Median hourly rate £35.00 £42.50 £39.00
% change year-on-year -17.65% +8.97% -2.50%

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 13 August 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 13 August 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 13 August 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 -2 322 £488 -2.50% 157
City of Westminster +9 21 £575 +15.00% 1
West End of London +2 16 £563 +25.00% 1
Southwark +17 1 - -
Kensington and Chelsea +1 1 - -
SQL
London

For the 6 months to 13 August 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.

1 139 (34.75%) Finance
2 117 (29.25%) Agile Software Development
3 97 (24.25%) SQL Server
4 86 (21.50%) Azure
5 84 (21.00%) C#
5 84 (21.00%) Microsoft
6 83 (20.75%) Python
7 79 (19.75%) Java
8 78 (19.50%) Business Intelligence
8 78 (19.50%) Data Warehouse
9 76 (19.00%) .NET
10 75 (18.75%) JavaScript
11 71 (17.75%) Oracle
12 63 (15.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 62 (15.50%) AWS
14 57 (14.25%) ETL
15 53 (13.25%) Banking
16 52 (13.00%) Power BI
16 52 (13.00%) Power Platform
17 51 (12.75%) T-SQL
18 50 (12.50%) DevOps
18 50 (12.50%) Test Automation
19 49 (12.25%) Analytics
20 48 (12.00%) SDLC
21 46 (11.50%) Microsoft Excel
22 45 (11.25%) Linux
23 44 (11.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
24 43 (10.75%) Degree
24 43 (10.75%) Windows
24 43 (10.75%) Data Modelling

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 (5.75%) Apache Spark
2 13 (3.25%) Confluence
3 12 (3.00%) SAS
4 11 (2.75%) Apache
4 11 (2.75%) WebLogic
5 10 (2.50%) SharePoint
6 9 (2.25%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 7 (1.75%) Elasticsearch
8 6 (1.50%) Tomcat
9 4 (1.00%) CMS
9 4 (1.00%) IIS
10 3 (0.75%) Oracle Workflow
10 3 (0.75%) Tornado
11 2 (0.50%) SharePoint 2010
11 2 (0.50%) Skype for Business
12 1 (0.25%) Apache Pig
12 1 (0.25%) ArcGIS
12 1 (0.25%) Cloud Foundry
12 1 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2013
12 1 (0.25%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 46 (11.50%) Microsoft Excel
2 12 (3.00%) Microsoft Office
3 8 (2.00%) Photoshop
4 6 (1.50%) Acrobat
5 4 (1.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 3 (0.75%) MS Visio
7 2 (0.50%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.25%) Camtasia
8 1 (0.25%) Chatbot
8 1 (0.25%) RoboHelp
Business Applications
1 8 (2.00%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (1.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.00%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 2 (0.50%) Oracle 11i
3 2 (0.50%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (0.50%) Oracle EBS R12
3 2 (0.50%) SAP BPC
3 2 (0.50%) SAP MDM
4 1 (0.25%) Dynamics GP
4 1 (0.25%) Elite 3E
4 1 (0.25%) Loan IQ
4 1 (0.25%) Magento
4 1 (0.25%) Markit EDM
4 1 (0.25%) Northgate Housing
4 1 (0.25%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.25%) Siebel CRM
4 1 (0.25%) thinkFolio
4 1 (0.25%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 86 (21.50%) Azure
2 62 (15.50%) AWS
3 52 (13.00%) Power Platform
4 29 (7.25%) GCP
5 10 (2.50%) PaaS
6 9 (2.25%) Azure Data Factory
6 9 (2.25%) Serverless
7 7 (1.75%) GitHub
8 6 (1.50%) AWS Lambda
8 6 (1.50%) Office 365
9 5 (1.25%) Azure Active Directory
9 5 (1.25%) Azure Functions
10 4 (1.00%) Apigee
10 4 (1.00%) Heroku
10 4 (1.00%) IaaS
10 4 (1.00%) Power Automate
10 4 (1.00%) PowerApps
11 3 (0.75%) Amazon EC2
11 3 (0.75%) Cloud Computing
11 3 (0.75%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (2.25%) SSL
2 8 (2.00%) HTTPS
3 5 (1.25%) DNS
3 5 (1.25%) TCP/IP
4 3 (0.75%) DHCP
4 3 (0.75%) Firewall
4 3 (0.75%) SAN
4 3 (0.75%) Skype
5 2 (0.50%) Internet
5 2 (0.50%) VPN
5 2 (0.50%) WAN
6 1 (0.25%) FTP
6 1 (0.25%) HTTP
6 1 (0.25%) Intranet
6 1 (0.25%) Kerberos
6 1 (0.25%) LAN
6 1 (0.25%) Multicast
6 1 (0.25%) Network Security
6 1 (0.25%) WebEx
6 1 (0.25%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 97 (24.25%) SQL Server
2 78 (19.50%) Data Warehouse
3 63 (15.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 52 (13.00%) Power BI
5 44 (11.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 33 (8.25%) NoSQL
7 29 (7.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 27 (6.75%) Big Data
9 18 (4.50%) Relational Database
10 17 (4.25%) Azure SQL Database
11 15 (3.75%) PostgreSQL
12 14 (3.50%) Hadoop
12 14 (3.50%) Oracle Database
13 13 (3.25%) MySQL
14 12 (3.00%) MongoDB
14 12 (3.00%) OLAP
15 11 (2.75%) Data Lake
15 11 (2.75%) Microsoft Analysis Services
16 10 (2.50%) RDBMS
16 10 (2.50%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 37 (9.25%) Git (software)
2 25 (6.25%) Jenkins
3 23 (5.75%) Team Foundation Server
4 22 (5.50%) JIRA
5 14 (3.50%) Visual Studio
6 12 (3.00%) Maven
7 11 (2.75%) GitLab
8 9 (2.25%) Selenium
8 9 (2.25%) Toad
9 8 (2.00%) JUnit
10 7 (1.75%) CircleCI
10 7 (1.75%) Eclipse
10 7 (1.75%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 7 (1.75%) webpack
11 6 (1.50%) Artifactory
11 6 (1.50%) Bitbucket
12 5 (1.25%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 5 (1.25%) Postman
12 5 (1.25%) Sonatype Nexus
13 4 (1.00%) Subversion
General
1 139 (34.75%) Finance
2 53 (13.25%) Banking
3 22 (5.50%) Front Office
4 13 (3.25%) Investment Banking
5 11 (2.75%) Marketing
6 10 (2.50%) Public Sector
7 8 (2.00%) Back Office
7 8 (2.00%) Law
8 7 (1.75%) Retail
9 6 (1.50%) Financial Institution
9 6 (1.50%) Publishing
10 5 (1.25%) International Banking
10 5 (1.25%) Local Government
11 4 (1.00%) Advertising
11 4 (1.00%) Police
12 3 (0.75%) Electronics
13 2 (0.50%) General Ledger
13 2 (0.50%) Legal
13 2 (0.50%) Manufacturing
13 2 (0.50%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 187 (46.75%) Developer
2 78 (19.50%) Analyst
3 35 (8.75%) SQL Developer
4 33 (8.25%) .NET Developer
5 28 (7.00%) C# Developer
6 26 (6.50%) Java Developer
7 21 (5.25%) Architect
8 19 (4.75%) Data Engineer
8 19 (4.75%) Senior Developer
9 18 (4.50%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 18 (4.50%) SQL Analyst
10 17 (4.25%) C# .NET Developer
10 17 (4.25%) Systems Analyst
11 15 (3.75%) Data Analyst
12 14 (3.50%) Business Systems Analyst
12 14 (3.50%) Consultant
12 14 (3.50%) DBA
12 14 (3.50%) Full Stack Developer
12 14 (3.50%) Python Developer
13 13 (3.25%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 76 (19.00%) .NET
2 33 (8.25%) CSS
2 33 (8.25%) HTML
3 32 (8.00%) ASP.NET
4 27 (6.75%) React
5 25 (6.25%) Node.js
6 23 (5.75%) XML
7 22 (5.50%) Web Services
8 21 (5.25%) AngularJS
9 17 (4.25%) SOAP
9 17 (4.25%) Spring
10 14 (3.50%) jQuery
11 13 (3.25%) ASP.NET Web API
11 13 (3.25%) REST
12 12 (3.00%) .NET Framework
12 12 (3.00%) RESTful
13 10 (2.50%) ASP.NET MVC
13 10 (2.50%) EDI
13 10 (2.50%) Kafka
14 9 (2.25%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 38 (9.50%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (3.00%) Data Centre
3 11 (2.75%) Fixed Income
3 11 (2.75%) User Experience
4 10 (2.50%) Data Structures
4 10 (2.50%) Greenfield Project
5 9 (2.25%) Algorithms
5 9 (2.25%) Management Information System
5 9 (2.25%) Self-Motivation
6 8 (2.00%) Derivative
6 8 (2.00%) Hedge funds
7 7 (1.75%) Credit Risk
8 6 (1.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 5 (1.25%) Equities
9 5 (1.25%) Reinsurance
10 4 (1.00%) Market Risk
10 4 (1.00%) Replication
11 3 (0.75%) Cloud Native
11 3 (0.75%) Enterprise Software
12 2 (0.50%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 45 (11.25%) Linux
2 43 (10.75%) Windows
3 32 (8.00%) Unix
4 18 (4.50%) Windows Server
5 7 (1.75%) Ubuntu
6 5 (1.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (1.25%) Windows 10
7 4 (1.00%) Windows Server 2016
8 3 (0.75%) Debian
8 3 (0.75%) Mac OS X
9 2 (0.50%) Solaris
9 2 (0.50%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (0.50%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.25%) AIX
10 1 (0.25%) Android
10 1 (0.25%) CentOS
10 1 (0.25%) VMS
10 1 (0.25%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.25%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 117 (29.25%) Agile Software Development
2 78 (19.50%) Business Intelligence
3 57 (14.25%) ETL
4 50 (12.50%) DevOps
4 50 (12.50%) Test Automation
5 49 (12.25%) Analytics
6 48 (12.00%) SDLC
7 43 (10.75%) Data Modelling
8 38 (9.50%) Problem-Solving
9 36 (9.00%) Computer Science
10 30 (7.50%) Microservices
10 30 (7.50%) Migration
11 29 (7.25%) Scrum
12 26 (6.50%) Software Engineering
13 25 (6.25%) Business Analysis
14 24 (6.00%) TDD
15 23 (5.75%) Kimball Methodology
16 22 (5.50%) Continuous Integration
16 22 (5.50%) User Acceptance Testing
17 20 (5.00%) Machine Learning
Programming Languages
1 84 (21.00%) C#
2 83 (20.75%) Python
3 79 (19.75%) Java
4 75 (18.75%) JavaScript
5 51 (12.75%) T-SQL
6 35 (8.75%) PowerShell
7 30 (7.50%) VBA
8 26 (6.50%) R
9 23 (5.75%) PL/SQL
10 19 (4.75%) C++
11 17 (4.25%) Scala
12 14 (3.50%) VB.NET
13 13 (3.25%) Java 8
14 12 (3.00%) Bash Shell
14 12 (3.00%) Perl
15 10 (2.50%) Shell Script
16 9 (2.25%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
17 8 (2.00%) PHP
17 8 (2.00%) TypeScript
18 7 (1.75%) VB
Qualifications
1 43 (10.75%) Degree
2 18 (4.50%) Security Cleared
3 16 (4.00%) Computer Science Degree
4 15 (3.75%) SC Cleared
5 5 (1.25%) ISTQB
6 4 (1.00%) ISEB
6 4 (1.00%) ITIL Certification
6 4 (1.00%) Numerate Degree
7 3 (0.75%) ACCA
8 2 (0.50%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (0.50%) CIMA
8 2 (0.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 2 (0.50%) Master's Degree
8 2 (0.50%) MCSE
8 2 (0.50%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.25%) CESG Certified Professional
9 1 (0.25%) Citrix Certification
9 1 (0.25%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.25%) PhD
9 1 (0.25%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (5.25%) QA
2 11 (2.75%) Data Quality
2 11 (2.75%) Solvency II
3 6 (1.50%) MiFID
4 5 (1.25%) GDPR
5 4 (1.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.75%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.25%) Basel III
7 1 (0.25%) CDISC
7 1 (0.25%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.25%) HIPAA
7 1 (0.25%) IFRS
7 1 (0.25%) ISO 20022
7 1 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 1 (0.25%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.25%) SLA
System Software
1 35 (8.75%) Docker
2 17 (4.25%) Active Directory
3 9 (2.25%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.50%) Oracle RAC
4 2 (0.50%) XenApp
5 1 (0.25%) HDFS
5 1 (0.25%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.25%) IAG
5 1 (0.25%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.25%) OpenIDM
5 1 (0.25%) Terminal Services
5 1 (0.25%) vSphere
5 1 (0.25%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 36 (9.00%) Kubernetes
2 14 (3.50%) Terraform
3 8 (2.00%) Ansible
4 7 (1.75%) SCCM
5 4 (1.00%) Data Guard
5 4 (1.00%) Kibana
5 4 (1.00%) Prometheus
6 3 (0.75%) HP Quality Center
6 3 (0.75%) Istio
6 3 (0.75%) Microsoft Intune
6 3 (0.75%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 3 (0.75%) Zipkin
7 2 (0.50%) Control-M
7 2 (0.50%) Grafana
7 2 (0.50%) SCOM
8 1 (0.25%) logstash
8 1 (0.25%) Oozie
8 1 (0.25%) Oracle Statspack
8 1 (0.25%) RSA Archer
8 1 (0.25%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 84 (21.00%) Microsoft
2 71 (17.75%) Oracle
3 20 (5.00%) SAP
4 19 (4.75%) Tableau
5 18 (4.50%) Google
6 13 (3.25%) Sybase
7 12 (3.00%) Cognos
7 12 (3.00%) VMware
8 9 (2.25%) Cloudera
8 9 (2.25%) Databricks
8 9 (2.25%) Red Hat
9 8 (2.00%) Adobe
10 7 (1.75%) Alteryx
10 7 (1.75%) Informatica
10 7 (1.75%) Salesforce.com
11 6 (1.50%) ServiceNow
12 5 (1.25%) Murex
13 4 (1.00%) Citrix
13 4 (1.00%) IBM
13 4 (1.00%) SunGard