Period
to 24 June 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of 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 24 June 2018 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)
Central London > City of London
6 months to
24 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 6 7 6
Rank change year-on-year +1 -1 0
Contract jobs citing SQL 1,049 1,012 1,149
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 15.13% 16.19% 17.34%
As % of the Programming Languages category 28.84% 32.18% 36.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 846 767 935
City of London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £350 £313 £300
90th Percentile £650 £638 £638
Central London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 1
City of London median hourly rate £22.00 £28.35 £44.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.38% -35.58% +71.54%
10th Percentile £14.35 £13.78 £41.00
90th Percentile £32.28 £29.77 £47.00
Central London median hourly rate £28.79 £28.35 £44.00
% change year-on-year +1.57% -35.58% +113.08%

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 the City of London with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
City of London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 3,637 3,145 3,161
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 52.44% 50.30% 47.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,059 2,549 2,661
City of London median daily rate £525 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £363 £330 £313
90th Percentile £700 £663 £650
Central London median daily rate £525 £500 £463
% change year-on-year +5.00% +8.11% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 7 12
City of London median hourly rate £21.50 £28.35 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -24.15% +9.02% +7.30%
10th Percentile £12.75 £16.65 £18.50
90th Percentile £48.25 £39.70 £60.00
Central London median hourly rate £21.50 £28.35 £26.00
% change year-on-year -24.15% +9.02% +7.30%

SQL
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

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

Job vacancy trend for SQL in the City of London

SQL
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL in the City of London

SQL
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL in the City of London over the 6 months to 24 June 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SQL in the City of London

SQL
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL in the City of London

SQL
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the City of London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL in the City of London over the 6 months to 24 June 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for SQL in the City of London

SQL
Contract Job Locations in the City of 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 City of London region over the 6 months to 24 June 2018. 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
London Bridge -1 12 £525 +153.01%
Moorgate - 3 - -
SQL
Central London

For the 6 months to 24 June 2018, 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 City of London region with a requirement for SQL.

1 403 (38.42%) Finance
2 309 (29.46%) Agile Software Development
3 305 (29.08%) C#
4 275 (26.22%) SQL Server
5 257 (24.50%) .NET
6 225 (21.45%) Java
7 196 (18.68%) Banking
8 163 (15.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 159 (15.16%) Business Intelligence
10 156 (14.87%) Microsoft
11 147 (14.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 146 (13.92%) Python
13 144 (13.73%) ETL
14 137 (13.06%) JavaScript
15 136 (12.96%) Microsoft Azure
16 134 (12.77%) Analytics
17 133 (12.68%) T-SQL
18 130 (12.39%) Data Warehouse
19 129 (12.30%) Oracle
20 115 (10.96%) TDD
21 108 (10.30%) Microsoft Excel
22 106 (10.10%) Problem-Solving
23 99 (9.44%) HTML
23 99 (9.44%) Relational Database
24 95 (9.06%) Front Office
25 92 (8.77%) Amazon AWS
26 91 (8.67%) Windows
27 87 (8.29%) Investment Banking
28 83 (7.91%) AngularJS
28 83 (7.91%) Analytical Skills

SQL
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 47 (4.48%) Apache Spark
2 35 (3.34%) Elasticsearch
3 23 (2.19%) SAS
4 17 (1.62%) Apache
4 17 (1.62%) IIS
4 17 (1.62%) SharePoint
5 14 (1.33%) Confluence
5 14 (1.33%) WebSphere
6 12 (1.14%) Tomcat
7 11 (1.05%) JBoss
8 7 (0.67%) NServiceBus
8 7 (0.67%) WebLogic
9 5 (0.48%) Apache Solr
10 4 (0.38%) Hyperledger
10 4 (0.38%) Jupyter
10 4 (0.38%) MQSeries
10 4 (0.38%) MS Exchange
11 3 (0.29%) CMS
11 3 (0.29%) Oracle Coherence
11 3 (0.29%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 108 (10.30%) Microsoft Excel
2 16 (1.53%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 12 (1.14%) Microsoft Office
3 12 (1.14%) Spreadsheet
4 11 (1.05%) MS Visio
5 7 (0.67%) SPSS
6 3 (0.29%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.095%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.095%) Stata
Business Applications
1 10 (0.95%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.67%) SimCorp Dimension
2 7 (0.67%) thinkFolio
3 6 (0.57%) Markit EDM
4 5 (0.48%) Temenos T24
5 4 (0.38%) Actimize
5 4 (0.38%) Dynamics AX
5 4 (0.38%) Oracle Cash Management
5 4 (0.38%) R3 Corda
6 3 (0.29%) Distributed Ledger
6 3 (0.29%) Infor SunSystems
6 3 (0.29%) PeopleSoft HCM
6 3 (0.29%) ReMetrica
7 2 (0.19%) Endur
7 2 (0.19%) FastStats
7 2 (0.19%) PeopleSoft HRMS
7 2 (0.19%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 1 (0.095%) Elite 3E
8 1 (0.095%) Sonata
8 1 (0.095%) Sprinklr
Cloud Services
1 136 (12.96%) Microsoft Azure
2 92 (8.77%) Amazon AWS
3 22 (2.10%) Google Cloud Platform
4 21 (2.00%) Cloud Computing
5 19 (1.81%) Google Analytics
6 17 (1.62%) Amazon S3
6 17 (1.62%) PaaS
7 12 (1.14%) GitHub
7 12 (1.14%) Office 365
8 10 (0.95%) Adobe Analytics
8 10 (0.95%) Amazon Kinesis
8 10 (0.95%) Serverless
9 9 (0.86%) Amazon EMR
10 7 (0.67%) Amazon EC2
10 7 (0.67%) IaaS
10 7 (0.67%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 6 (0.57%) AWS Lambda
11 6 (0.57%) Azure Active Directory
11 6 (0.57%) SaaS
11 6 (0.57%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 37 (3.53%) HTTP
2 16 (1.53%) Firewall
3 13 (1.24%) Internet
4 12 (1.14%) FTP
5 8 (0.76%) DNS
5 8 (0.76%) SMS
6 6 (0.57%) Intranet
7 5 (0.48%) AMQP
7 5 (0.48%) SAN
7 5 (0.48%) TCP/IP
8 4 (0.38%) DHCP
9 3 (0.29%) DKIM
9 3 (0.29%) DMARC
9 3 (0.29%) Kerberos
9 3 (0.29%) SSL
9 3 (0.29%) X.509
10 2 (0.19%) iSCSI
10 2 (0.19%) NAS
10 2 (0.19%) Network Security
10 2 (0.19%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 275 (26.22%) SQL Server
2 163 (15.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 147 (14.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 130 (12.39%) Data Warehouse
5 99 (9.44%) Relational Database
6 75 (7.15%) Big Data
6 75 (7.15%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 74 (7.05%) Power BI
8 60 (5.72%) NoSQL
9 59 (5.62%) Hadoop
10 51 (4.86%) MySQL
11 35 (3.34%) SQL Server 2008
12 33 (3.15%) MongoDB
12 33 (3.15%) SQL Server 2012
13 32 (3.05%) Apache Hive
14 30 (2.86%) Oracle Database
15 27 (2.57%) PostgreSQL
16 25 (2.38%) Amazon Redshift
17 21 (2.00%) RDBMS
17 21 (2.00%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 62 (5.91%) Git (software)
2 51 (4.86%) JIRA
3 47 (4.48%) Selenium
4 46 (4.39%) Jenkins
5 45 (4.29%) Team Foundation Server
6 36 (3.43%) Visual Studio
7 28 (2.67%) Cucumber
8 25 (2.38%) SpecFlow
8 25 (2.38%) Visual Studio Team System
9 23 (2.19%) Maven
10 22 (2.10%) TeamCity
11 20 (1.91%) NUnit
12 18 (1.72%) Subversion
13 17 (1.62%) JUnit
14 11 (1.05%) JIRA Agile
15 10 (0.95%) MSTest
15 10 (0.95%) Octopus Deploy
16 8 (0.76%) Xdebug
17 7 (0.67%) Protractor
17 7 (0.67%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 403 (38.42%) Finance
2 196 (18.68%) Banking
3 95 (9.06%) Front Office
4 87 (8.29%) Investment Banking
5 43 (4.10%) Retail
6 40 (3.81%) Financial Institution
7 31 (2.96%) Marketing
8 25 (2.38%) Back Office
9 24 (2.29%) Legal
10 23 (2.19%) Law
11 12 (1.14%) Advertising
12 11 (1.05%) Retail Banking
13 8 (0.76%) Telecoms
14 7 (0.67%) French Language
15 6 (0.57%) Games
16 3 (0.29%) General Ledger
16 3 (0.29%) Publishing
17 2 (0.19%) International Banking
18 1 (0.095%) German Language
18 1 (0.095%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 537 (51.19%) Developer
2 210 (20.02%) Analyst
3 162 (15.44%) C# Developer
4 124 (11.82%) SQL Developer
5 101 (9.63%) .NET Developer
6 80 (7.63%) Java Developer
7 75 (7.15%) C# .NET Developer
8 68 (6.48%) Senior Developer
9 57 (5.43%) Data Analyst
10 54 (5.15%) SQL Analyst
11 53 (5.05%) Business Intelligence Developer
12 47 (4.48%) Business Analyst
13 41 (3.91%) Consultant
13 41 (3.91%) Data Engineer
14 30 (2.86%) Angular Developer
14 30 (2.86%) Azure Developer
15 28 (2.67%) DevOps Engineer
16 27 (2.57%) SQL Data Analyst
17 25 (2.38%) DBA
18 24 (2.29%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 257 (24.50%) .NET
2 99 (9.44%) HTML
3 83 (7.91%) AngularJS
4 71 (6.77%) ASP.NET
4 71 (6.77%) XML
5 63 (6.01%) CSS
6 59 (5.62%) Spring
7 58 (5.53%) REST
8 57 (5.43%) Web Services
9 48 (4.58%) ASP.NET Web API
10 40 (3.81%) Node.js
11 38 (3.62%) ASP.NET MVC
11 38 (3.62%) WCF
12 37 (3.53%) jQuery
13 36 (3.43%) JSON
13 36 (3.43%) React
14 33 (3.15%) WPF
15 31 (2.96%) HTML5
16 30 (2.86%) .NET Framework
16 30 (2.86%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 83 (7.91%) Analytical Skills
2 45 (4.29%) Fixed Income
2 45 (4.29%) Greenfield Project
3 43 (4.10%) Fintech
4 41 (3.91%) Derivative
5 37 (3.53%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 32 (3.05%) Computer Science
7 29 (2.76%) Self-Motivation
8 28 (2.67%) Reinsurance
9 27 (2.57%) Hedge funds
10 25 (2.38%) Equities
11 24 (2.29%) Management Information System
12 20 (1.91%) Algorithms
13 18 (1.72%) Credit Risk
14 17 (1.62%) Market Risk
15 15 (1.43%) User Experience
16 13 (1.24%) Mobile App
17 10 (0.95%) Data Structures
17 10 (0.95%) NHS
17 10 (0.95%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 91 (8.67%) Windows
2 81 (7.72%) Linux
3 75 (7.15%) Unix
4 29 (2.76%) Windows Server
5 13 (1.24%) Apple iOS
6 12 (1.14%) Windows Server 2008
7 9 (0.86%) Windows Server 2012
8 8 (0.76%) Android
9 7 (0.67%) Solaris
9 7 (0.67%) Windows 10
9 7 (0.67%) Windows Server 2003
10 5 (0.48%) AIX
10 5 (0.48%) Ubuntu
10 5 (0.48%) Windows 7
11 4 (0.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 3 (0.29%) CentOS
12 3 (0.29%) VMS
13 1 (0.095%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.095%) Nucleus RTOS
13 1 (0.095%) OS/2
Processes & Methodologies
1 309 (29.46%) Agile Software Development
2 159 (15.16%) Business Intelligence
3 144 (13.73%) ETL
4 134 (12.77%) Analytics
5 115 (10.96%) TDD
6 106 (10.10%) Problem-Solving
7 77 (7.34%) MVC
8 74 (7.05%) SDLC
8 74 (7.05%) Test Automation
9 73 (6.96%) Scrum
10 72 (6.86%) Data Analysis
10 72 (6.86%) DevOps
11 69 (6.58%) Data Modelling
12 65 (6.20%) Unit Testing
13 63 (6.01%) Microservices
14 62 (5.91%) BDD
15 59 (5.62%) Multithreading
16 55 (5.24%) OO
17 52 (4.96%) Continuous Integration
17 52 (4.96%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 305 (29.08%) C#
2 225 (21.45%) Java
3 146 (13.92%) Python
4 137 (13.06%) JavaScript
5 133 (12.68%) T-SQL
6 74 (7.05%) R
7 63 (6.01%) VBA
8 52 (4.96%) PowerShell
8 52 (4.96%) VB.NET
9 50 (4.77%) PL/SQL
10 34 (3.24%) Scala
11 33 (3.15%) Java 8
12 30 (2.86%) Shell Script
13 29 (2.76%) C++
14 26 (2.48%) Bash Shell
15 23 (2.19%) Perl
16 18 (1.72%) C
16 18 (1.72%) VB
17 16 (1.53%) PHP
18 14 (1.33%) XPath
Qualifications
1 61 (5.82%) Degree
2 20 (1.91%) Security Cleared
3 17 (1.62%) SC Cleared
4 16 (1.53%) Computer Science Degree
5 11 (1.05%) Siebel Certification
6 10 (0.95%) Master's Degree
7 9 (0.86%) MBA
7 9 (0.86%) Numerate Degree
8 5 (0.48%) DV Cleared
8 5 (0.48%) PhD
9 4 (0.38%) CFA
9 4 (0.38%) PMI Certification
10 3 (0.29%) ISTQB
10 3 (0.29%) Microsoft Certification
11 2 (0.19%) BPSS Clearance
11 2 (0.19%) MCSE
11 2 (0.19%) OCPJP
11 2 (0.19%) Sun Certification
12 1 (0.095%) ISEB
12 1 (0.095%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 66 (6.29%) QA
2 16 (1.53%) Data Quality
3 12 (1.14%) GDPR
4 9 (0.86%) MiFID
5 7 (0.67%) SLA
5 7 (0.67%) Solvency II
6 6 (0.57%) GCP
7 4 (0.38%) ISO 8583
7 4 (0.38%) SEPA
8 3 (0.29%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 3 (0.29%) IFRS
8 3 (0.29%) PMO
9 2 (0.19%) COREP
9 2 (0.19%) FINREP
9 2 (0.19%) IFRS 9
9 2 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 1 (0.095%) Dodd-Frank
10 1 (0.095%) EMIR
10 1 (0.095%) GAAP
10 1 (0.095%) ISO 20022
System Software
1 34 (3.24%) Active Directory
2 33 (3.15%) Docker
3 25 (2.38%) HDFS
4 8 (0.76%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (0.48%) Hyper-V
5 5 (0.48%) XenApp
6 4 (0.38%) Oracle RAC
6 4 (0.38%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (0.29%) Apache Flume
7 3 (0.29%) XenDesktop
8 2 (0.19%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (0.19%) NFS
8 2 (0.19%) vSphere
9 1 (0.095%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 1 (0.095%) BitLocker
9 1 (0.095%) Gluster
9 1 (0.095%) GridGain
9 1 (0.095%) iptables
9 1 (0.095%) KVM
9 1 (0.095%) Platform Symphony
Systems Management
1 22 (2.10%) Ansible
2 20 (1.91%) Opscode Chef
3 19 (1.81%) Puppet
4 13 (1.24%) Terraform
5 10 (0.95%) Kubernetes
6 9 (0.86%) Kibana
7 8 (0.76%) Control-M
7 8 (0.76%) Hadoop YARN
8 7 (0.67%) Grafana
9 6 (0.57%) Docker Swarm
9 6 (0.57%) logstash
10 5 (0.48%) HP ALM
10 5 (0.48%) Oozie
10 5 (0.48%) SCCM
11 3 (0.29%) Data Guard
11 3 (0.29%) Single Sign-On
11 3 (0.29%) WMI
12 2 (0.19%) rkt
12 2 (0.19%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 2 (0.19%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 156 (14.87%) Microsoft
2 129 (12.30%) Oracle
3 50 (4.77%) Tableau
4 37 (3.53%) Google
5 25 (2.38%) Salesforce.com
6 20 (1.91%) Bloomberg
7 18 (1.72%) Informatica
7 18 (1.72%) VMware
8 17 (1.62%) Splunk
9 16 (1.53%) IBM
9 16 (1.53%) Sybase
10 14 (1.33%) SAP
11 12 (1.14%) Citrix
11 12 (1.14%) Cloudera
12 11 (1.05%) Adobe
12 11 (1.05%) Charles River
12 11 (1.05%) Siebel
12 11 (1.05%) TIBCO
13 10 (0.95%) Alteryx
14 9 (0.86%) Reuters