Period
to 19 April 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 19 April 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
19 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 6 6 6
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 -2
Contract jobs citing SQL 1,082 995 1,103
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 15.41% 16.13% 16.84%
As % of the Programming Languages category 29.02% 32.27% 36.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 897 772 902
City of London median daily rate £500 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% - -
10th Percentile £345 £313 £313
90th Percentile £650 £625 £625
Central London median daily rate £488 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +8.33% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 3
City of London median hourly rate £24.75 £28.35 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.68% +45.36% -22.00%
10th Percentile £14.75 £26.92 £19.25
90th Percentile £52.98 £29.77 £41.55
Central London median hourly rate £31.79 £28.35 £19.50
% change year-on-year +12.15% +45.36% -2.50%

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 3,728 3,083 3,000
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 53.11% 49.98% 45.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,178 2,543 2,511
City of London median daily rate £525 £488 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% +2.63% +5.56%
10th Percentile £363 £325 £313
90th Percentile £713 £650 £650
Central London median daily rate £513 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +7.89% - +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 3 18
City of London median hourly rate £21.50 £28.35 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -24.15% +9.02% -13.33%
10th Percentile £13.25 £26.92 £18.50
90th Percentile £48.25 £35.95 £56.50
Central London median hourly rate £21.50 £28.35 £26.00
% change year-on-year -24.15% +9.02% -7.75%

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 19 April 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 19 April 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 19 April 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 -8 3 £425 +174.19%
Moorgate - 1 - -
SQL
Central London

For the 6 months to 19 April 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.

1 390 (36.04%) Finance
2 327 (30.22%) C#
3 318 (29.39%) Agile Software Development
4 304 (28.10%) SQL Server
5 281 (25.97%) .NET
6 241 (22.27%) Java
7 226 (20.89%) Banking
8 178 (16.45%) Business Intelligence
9 175 (16.17%) Microsoft
10 163 (15.06%) JavaScript
11 155 (14.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 151 (13.96%) ETL
13 149 (13.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 143 (13.22%) Oracle
14 143 (13.22%) TDD
15 136 (12.57%) T-SQL
15 136 (12.57%) Python
16 135 (12.48%) Data Warehouse
17 120 (11.09%) Microsoft Azure
18 114 (10.54%) Front Office
19 108 (9.98%) Analytics
20 107 (9.89%) Analytical Skills
21 106 (9.80%) Problem-Solving
22 105 (9.70%) Microsoft Excel
23 104 (9.61%) HTML
24 98 (9.06%) AngularJS
25 95 (8.78%) Linux
26 94 (8.69%) Investment Banking
27 92 (8.50%) MVC
28 91 (8.41%) Amazon AWS

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 50 (4.62%) Apache Spark
2 32 (2.96%) SharePoint
3 25 (2.31%) SAS
4 21 (1.94%) Elasticsearch
5 20 (1.85%) Confluence
6 18 (1.66%) IIS
7 14 (1.29%) Apache
8 12 (1.11%) Tomcat
9 10 (0.92%) JBoss
10 9 (0.83%) WebSphere
11 8 (0.74%) MQSeries
11 8 (0.74%) Skype for Business
12 5 (0.46%) Apache Solr
12 5 (0.46%) BizTalk Server
12 5 (0.46%) OpenStack
12 5 (0.46%) Oracle Coherence
13 4 (0.37%) Hyperledger
13 4 (0.37%) NServiceBus
13 4 (0.37%) SharePoint 2013
13 4 (0.37%) WebLogic
Applications
1 105 (9.70%) Microsoft Excel
2 23 (2.13%) Microsoft Office
3 20 (1.85%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 11 (1.02%) MS Visio
5 10 (0.92%) Spreadsheet
5 10 (0.92%) SPSS
6 2 (0.18%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.18%) Photoshop
6 2 (0.18%) Weka
7 1 (0.092%) Stata
Business Applications
1 26 (2.40%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (0.92%) Kondor
2 10 (0.92%) Markit EDM
3 9 (0.83%) Dynamics AX
4 8 (0.74%) Temenos T24
5 7 (0.65%) Actimize
5 7 (0.65%) Oracle Cash Management
5 7 (0.65%) SimCorp Dimension
6 6 (0.55%) thinkFolio
7 4 (0.37%) R3 Corda
7 4 (0.37%) ReMetrica
8 3 (0.28%) Distributed Ledger
8 3 (0.28%) PeopleSoft HCM
9 2 (0.18%) Eagle PACE
9 2 (0.18%) Endur
9 2 (0.18%) PeopleSoft HRMS
10 1 (0.092%) Global One
10 1 (0.092%) OpenText MBPM
10 1 (0.092%) Oracle Applications
10 1 (0.092%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 120 (11.09%) Microsoft Azure
2 91 (8.41%) Amazon AWS
3 23 (2.13%) PaaS
4 13 (1.20%) Dynamics 365
4 13 (1.20%) Google Analytics
4 13 (1.20%) Google Cloud Platform
4 13 (1.20%) Office 365
5 11 (1.02%) Cloud Computing
6 9 (0.83%) Adobe Analytics
6 9 (0.83%) IaaS
7 8 (0.74%) Amazon S3
8 7 (0.65%) GitHub
9 6 (0.55%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
10 5 (0.46%) Amazon Kinesis
10 5 (0.46%) SaaS
11 4 (0.37%) Azure Data Factory
11 4 (0.37%) Google Play
11 4 (0.37%) Serverless
12 3 (0.28%) Amazon EMR
12 3 (0.28%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 32 (2.96%) HTTP
2 12 (1.11%) Firewall
2 12 (1.11%) Internet
3 9 (0.83%) FTP
4 8 (0.74%) Intranet
5 7 (0.65%) DNS
5 7 (0.65%) Skype
5 7 (0.65%) SMS
6 6 (0.55%) NetScaler
7 5 (0.46%) LAN
7 5 (0.46%) SAN
7 5 (0.46%) TCP/IP
8 4 (0.37%) DHCP
8 4 (0.37%) WAN
9 3 (0.28%) DKIM
9 3 (0.28%) DMARC
9 3 (0.28%) Kerberos
9 3 (0.28%) Network Security
9 3 (0.28%) SSH
9 3 (0.28%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 304 (28.10%) SQL Server
2 155 (14.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 149 (13.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 135 (12.48%) Data Warehouse
5 91 (8.41%) Relational Database
6 82 (7.58%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 71 (6.56%) Power BI
8 65 (6.01%) Big Data
9 62 (5.73%) Hadoop
10 57 (5.27%) MySQL
11 53 (4.90%) SQL Server 2008
12 52 (4.81%) NoSQL
13 38 (3.51%) Oracle Database
14 36 (3.33%) SQL Server 2012
15 32 (2.96%) PostgreSQL
16 31 (2.87%) MongoDB
17 30 (2.77%) RDBMS
18 29 (2.68%) Apache Hive
19 25 (2.31%) BusinessObjects
20 24 (2.22%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 87 (8.04%) Git (software)
2 56 (5.18%) Team Foundation Server
3 54 (4.99%) JIRA
4 50 (4.62%) Selenium
5 46 (4.25%) Jenkins
6 41 (3.79%) Visual Studio
7 32 (2.96%) Maven
8 30 (2.77%) TeamCity
9 29 (2.68%) NUnit
10 28 (2.59%) Subversion
11 26 (2.40%) Cucumber
12 17 (1.57%) Visual Studio Team System
13 16 (1.48%) SpecFlow
14 14 (1.29%) Gradle
14 14 (1.29%) MSTest
15 13 (1.20%) Moq
16 12 (1.11%) JUnit
17 11 (1.02%) JIRA Agile
18 10 (0.92%) Octopus Deploy
19 7 (0.65%) SonarQube
General
1 390 (36.04%) Finance
2 226 (20.89%) Banking
3 114 (10.54%) Front Office
4 94 (8.69%) Investment Banking
5 35 (3.23%) Retail
6 34 (3.14%) Back Office
6 34 (3.14%) Legal
7 33 (3.05%) Financial Institution
8 26 (2.40%) Law
9 19 (1.76%) Marketing
10 11 (1.02%) Advertising
10 11 (1.02%) Games
10 11 (1.02%) Retail Banking
11 10 (0.92%) Telecoms
12 7 (0.65%) French Language
13 6 (0.55%) Publishing
14 2 (0.18%) General Ledger
14 2 (0.18%) German Language
14 2 (0.18%) International Banking
14 2 (0.18%) Prime Brokerage
Job Titles
1 555 (51.29%) Developer
2 232 (21.44%) Analyst
3 178 (16.45%) C# Developer
4 121 (11.18%) SQL Developer
5 107 (9.89%) .NET Developer
6 86 (7.95%) Java Developer
7 80 (7.39%) C# .NET Developer
8 64 (5.91%) Senior Developer
9 61 (5.64%) Business Analyst
10 60 (5.55%) SQL Analyst
11 51 (4.71%) Business Intelligence Developer
12 47 (4.34%) Data Analyst
13 41 (3.79%) Data Engineer
14 33 (3.05%) Consultant
15 32 (2.96%) Senior Java Developer
16 31 (2.87%) Angular Developer
16 31 (2.87%) Architect
17 29 (2.68%) JavaScript Developer
18 28 (2.59%) DevOps Engineer
18 28 (2.59%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 281 (25.97%) .NET
2 104 (9.61%) HTML
3 98 (9.06%) AngularJS
4 83 (7.67%) XML
5 82 (7.58%) Web Services
6 79 (7.30%) ASP.NET
7 65 (6.01%) CSS
7 65 (6.01%) REST
8 55 (5.08%) .NET Framework
9 54 (4.99%) Spring
10 51 (4.71%) WCF
11 46 (4.25%) ASP.NET Web API
11 46 (4.25%) jQuery
12 44 (4.07%) ASP.NET MVC
13 41 (3.79%) JSON
14 40 (3.70%) WPF
15 38 (3.51%) React
16 37 (3.42%) WinForms
17 35 (3.23%) Node.js
18 33 (3.05%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 107 (9.89%) Analytical Skills
2 53 (4.90%) Greenfield Project
3 52 (4.81%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 45 (4.16%) Computer Science
5 44 (4.07%) Hedge funds
6 43 (3.97%) Fixed Income
7 41 (3.79%) Equities
8 35 (3.23%) Algorithms
9 33 (3.05%) Derivative
10 32 (2.96%) Fintech
11 26 (2.40%) Management Information System
12 23 (2.13%) Data Structures
13 22 (2.03%) Reinsurance
13 22 (2.03%) Self-Motivation
14 17 (1.57%) Market Risk
14 17 (1.57%) Mobile App
14 17 (1.57%) User Experience
15 15 (1.39%) Credit Risk
16 12 (1.11%) Enterprise Software
17 11 (1.02%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 95 (8.78%) Linux
2 82 (7.58%) Unix
3 74 (6.84%) Windows
4 30 (2.77%) Windows Server
5 17 (1.57%) Apple iOS
6 12 (1.11%) Android
6 12 (1.11%) Windows Server 2008
7 10 (0.92%) Windows Server 2012
8 8 (0.74%) AIX
8 8 (0.74%) Solaris
9 6 (0.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 5 (0.46%) Windows Server 2003
11 4 (0.37%) Windows 7
12 3 (0.28%) VMS
13 2 (0.18%) Windows 10
14 1 (0.092%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.092%) Nucleus RTOS
14 1 (0.092%) OS/2
14 1 (0.092%) Ubuntu
14 1 (0.092%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 318 (29.39%) Agile Software Development
2 178 (16.45%) Business Intelligence
3 151 (13.96%) ETL
4 143 (13.22%) TDD
5 108 (9.98%) Analytics
6 106 (9.80%) Problem-Solving
7 92 (8.50%) MVC
8 86 (7.95%) DevOps
9 83 (7.67%) SDLC
9 83 (7.67%) Test Automation
10 77 (7.12%) Scrum
11 74 (6.84%) Data Modelling
12 72 (6.65%) Multithreading
13 64 (5.91%) OO
14 62 (5.73%) Data Analysis
15 60 (5.55%) Unit Testing
16 55 (5.08%) BDD
16 55 (5.08%) Migration
16 55 (5.08%) User Acceptance Testing
17 54 (4.99%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 327 (30.22%) C#
2 241 (22.27%) Java
3 163 (15.06%) JavaScript
4 136 (12.57%) Python
4 136 (12.57%) T-SQL
5 60 (5.55%) R
6 58 (5.36%) PL/SQL
7 49 (4.53%) VBA
8 42 (3.88%) VB.NET
9 41 (3.79%) Java 8
10 39 (3.60%) PowerShell
11 36 (3.33%) C++
12 31 (2.87%) Scala
13 26 (2.40%) Bash Shell
14 23 (2.13%) VB
15 22 (2.03%) Shell Script
16 20 (1.85%) TypeScript
17 19 (1.76%) Ruby
18 18 (1.66%) Perl
18 18 (1.66%) XPath
Qualifications
1 82 (7.58%) Degree
2 15 (1.39%) Security Cleared
3 14 (1.29%) Master's Degree
3 14 (1.29%) Numerate Degree
4 10 (0.92%) Computer Science Degree
4 10 (0.92%) SC Cleared
5 8 (0.74%) Microsoft Certification
5 8 (0.74%) Siebel Certification
6 7 (0.65%) PhD
7 6 (0.55%) CFA
7 6 (0.55%) MBA
8 5 (0.46%) PMI Certification
9 4 (0.37%) DV Cleared
9 4 (0.37%) MCP
10 3 (0.28%) MCPD
10 3 (0.28%) MCSE
11 2 (0.18%) ISEB
12 1 (0.092%) ACCA
12 1 (0.092%) CIMA
12 1 (0.092%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 63 (5.82%) QA
2 16 (1.48%) GDPR
3 15 (1.39%) Data Quality
4 9 (0.83%) MiFID
5 7 (0.65%) SEPA
6 4 (0.37%) GCP
6 4 (0.37%) Solvency II
7 3 (0.28%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 3 (0.28%) SLA
8 2 (0.18%) COREP
8 2 (0.18%) EMIR
8 2 (0.18%) FINREP
8 2 (0.18%) IFRS
8 2 (0.18%) IFRS 9
8 2 (0.18%) ISO 8583
8 2 (0.18%) PMO
8 2 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.092%) Dodd-Frank
9 1 (0.092%) HL7
9 1 (0.092%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 36 (3.33%) Active Directory
2 26 (2.40%) Docker
3 25 (2.31%) HDFS
4 12 (1.11%) VMware Infrastructure
5 9 (0.83%) XenApp
6 6 (0.55%) Apache Flume
7 4 (0.37%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (0.28%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 3 (0.28%) Hyper-V
8 3 (0.28%) Oracle RAC
9 1 (0.092%) GridGain
9 1 (0.092%) KVM
9 1 (0.092%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.092%) NFS
9 1 (0.092%) SRDF
9 1 (0.092%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.092%) vSphere
9 1 (0.092%) Xen
9 1 (0.092%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 13 (1.20%) Ansible
2 11 (1.02%) Opscode Chef
3 10 (0.92%) Puppet
3 10 (0.92%) Terraform
4 6 (0.55%) Kubernetes
4 6 (0.55%) Oozie
5 5 (0.46%) HP ALM
6 3 (0.28%) Ambari
6 3 (0.28%) Control-M
6 3 (0.28%) Single Sign-On
6 3 (0.28%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 3 (0.28%) WMI
7 2 (0.18%) Data Guard
7 2 (0.18%) HP Quality Center
7 2 (0.18%) Kibana
7 2 (0.18%) Mesos
7 2 (0.18%) SCCM
7 2 (0.18%) vCenter Server
7 2 (0.18%) WebSphere Cast Iron
8 1 (0.092%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 175 (16.17%) Microsoft
2 143 (13.22%) Oracle
3 50 (4.62%) Tableau
4 35 (3.23%) Sybase
5 28 (2.59%) Google
5 28 (2.59%) Informatica
6 25 (2.31%) Bloomberg
7 23 (2.13%) IBM
8 20 (1.85%) Salesforce.com
8 20 (1.85%) VMware
9 15 (1.39%) Charles River
10 13 (1.20%) Citrix
10 13 (1.20%) Reuters
10 13 (1.20%) SAP
11 12 (1.11%) TIBCO
12 11 (1.02%) iManage
12 11 (1.02%) Splunk
13 9 (0.83%) Adobe
13 9 (0.83%) Alteryx
14 8 (0.74%) Murex