Period
to 22 October 2021

The median contractor rate for a SQL Analyst was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 22 October 2021.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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 Analyst
Central London > City of London
6 months to
22 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 122 111 203
Rank change year-on-year -11 +92 +30
Contract jobs requiring a SQL Analyst 59 12 26
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 1.52% 0.66% 0.44%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.63% 0.72% 0.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 9 21
10th Percentile £407 £315 £220
25th Percentile £475 £383 £375
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £475 £475
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% - +10.47%
75th Percentile " £488 £575
90th Percentile £588 £548 £595
Central London median daily rate £500 £463 £463
% change year-on-year +8.11% - +11.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £13.50 -
Central London median hourly rate - £13.50 -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
City of London
Contract vacancies in the City of London with a recognized job title 3,614 1,662 5,596
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.83% 91.87% 93.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,741 1,259 4,442
10th Percentile £354 £306 £313
25th Percentile £461 £413 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £513 £513
Median % change year-on-year +7.32% - +2.50%
75th Percentile £650 £600 £600
90th Percentile £748 £682 £675
Central London median daily rate £550 £513 £500
% change year-on-year +7.32% +2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 26 71
10th Percentile £13.88 £15.75 £11.75
25th Percentile £21.00 £20.00 £13.38
Median hourly rate £28.50 £34.50 £19.50
Median % change year-on-year -17.39% +76.92% +4.28%
75th Percentile £37.75 £44.50 £23.62
90th Percentile £62.15 £47.75 £49.13
Central London median hourly rate £32.00 £31.70 £20.50
% change year-on-year +0.96% +54.61% +9.63%

SQL Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings that featured SQL Analyst in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for SQL Analyst in the City of London

SQL Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing SQL Analyst in the City of London.

Daily rate trend for SQL Analyst in the City of London

SQL Analyst
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing SQL Analyst in the City of London over the 6 months to 22 October 2021.

Daily rate histogram for SQL Analyst in the City of London

SQL Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing SQL Analyst in the City of London.

Hourly rate trend for SQL Analyst in the City of London

SQL Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 22 October 2021, SQL Analyst contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the City of London region featuring SQL Analyst in the job title.

1 59 (100.00%) SQL
2 39 (66.10%) Agile Software Development
3 37 (62.71%) Business Intelligence
4 32 (54.24%) Power BI
4 32 (54.24%) Power Platform
4 32 (54.24%) Social Skills
5 30 (50.85%) Insurtech
6 29 (49.15%) User Stories
7 28 (47.46%) Release Management
7 28 (47.46%) Backlog Management
7 28 (47.46%) Backlog Prioritisation
8 27 (45.76%) Visualisation
8 27 (45.76%) Data Visualisation
9 26 (44.07%) Software Testing
9 26 (44.07%) Qlik Sense
9 26 (44.07%) Software Engineering
10 25 (42.37%) Stakeholder Management
10 25 (42.37%) QlikView
11 17 (28.81%) Finance
12 9 (15.25%) Microsoft
12 9 (15.25%) Microsoft Excel
12 9 (15.25%) Analytics
13 8 (13.56%) ITIL
14 7 (11.86%) SQL Server
14 7 (11.86%) Azure
14 7 (11.86%) Degree
14 7 (11.86%) Computer Science
15 6 (10.17%) JIRA
15 6 (10.17%) Reinsurance
15 6 (10.17%) .NET

SQL Analyst Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of 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 4 (6.78%) IIS
2 3 (5.08%) SharePoint
3 2 (3.39%) Confluence
Applications
1 9 (15.25%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 32 (54.24%) Power Platform
2 7 (11.86%) Azure
3 4 (6.78%) AWS
3 4 (6.78%) PowerApps
4 3 (5.08%) Microsoft 365
5 1 (1.69%) GCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (54.24%) Power BI
2 26 (44.07%) Qlik Sense
3 25 (42.37%) QlikView
4 7 (11.86%) SQL Server
5 4 (6.78%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (6.78%) MySQL
6 3 (5.08%) DB2
6 3 (5.08%) RDBMS
6 3 (5.08%) Relational Database
6 3 (5.08%) Tableau
7 2 (3.39%) BusinessObjects
7 2 (3.39%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
8 1 (1.69%) Amazon Redshift
8 1 (1.69%) Data Lake
8 1 (1.69%) Power Query
Development Applications
1 6 (10.17%) JIRA
2 1 (1.69%) Selenium
General
1 32 (54.24%) Social Skills
2 17 (28.81%) Finance
3 6 (10.17%) Retail
4 2 (3.39%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.69%) Marketing
5 1 (1.69%) Organisational Skills
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (10.17%) .NET
2 2 (3.39%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.17%) Reinsurance
2 3 (5.08%) iSeries
3 1 (1.69%) Analytical Mindset
3 1 (1.69%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (1.69%) Legacy Systems
3 1 (1.69%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.69%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 5 (8.47%) Windows
2 4 (6.78%) Windows Server
3 1 (1.69%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (66.10%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (62.71%) Business Intelligence
3 30 (50.85%) Insurtech
4 29 (49.15%) User Stories
5 28 (47.46%) Backlog Management
5 28 (47.46%) Backlog Prioritisation
5 28 (47.46%) Release Management
6 27 (45.76%) Data Visualisation
6 27 (45.76%) Visualisation
7 26 (44.07%) Software Engineering
7 26 (44.07%) Software Testing
8 25 (42.37%) Stakeholder Management
9 9 (15.25%) Analytics
10 8 (13.56%) ITIL
11 7 (11.86%) Computer Science
12 5 (8.47%) Data Mapping
12 5 (8.47%) Decision-Making
12 5 (8.47%) Process Improvement
12 5 (8.47%) Scrum
13 4 (6.78%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 59 (100.00%) SQL
2 5 (8.47%) C#
2 5 (8.47%) Python
2 5 (8.47%) VB.NET
3 4 (6.78%) VBA
4 2 (3.39%) Java
5 1 (1.69%) R
Qualifications
1 7 (11.86%) Degree
2 3 (5.08%) Computer Science Degree
2 3 (5.08%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.39%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 2 (3.39%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (15.25%) Microsoft
2 3 (5.08%) Guidewire
3 2 (3.39%) Oracle