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 3 months to 24 March 2017 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
SQL (Structured Query Language)
London / City of London
Rank 7 6 4
Rank change year-on-year -1 -2  
Contract jobs citing SQL 451 586 966
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 14.87% 17.79% 19.13%
As % of the Programming Languages category 30.78% 38.30% 43.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 342 477 778
Median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £313 £309
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £370 £350
% change year-on-year -2.02% +5.71%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 1
Median hourly rate £28.35 £44.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -35.57% +120.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.75 £23.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +69.14% -21.66%  

SQL is in the programming language skills category. The next 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 programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 1465 1530 2213
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 48.32% 46.45% 43.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 1200 1293 1782
Median daily rate £500 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £325 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £615
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +4.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 8 7
Median hourly rate £28.35 £29.64 £27.37
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.36% +8.29%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.64 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +4.10% +11.11%  

SQL
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London citing SQL as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Programming Languages category.

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 3 months to 24 March 2017.

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SQL in the City of London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL in the City of London

SQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 24 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SQL also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region with a requirement for SQL.

1 373 (37.64%) Finance
2 337 (34.01%) SQL Server
3 273 (27.55%) Agile Software Development
4 229 (23.11%) C#
5 202 (20.38%) Oracle
6 200 (20.18%) Banking
7 196 (19.78%) .NET
8 194 (19.58%) Java
9 170 (17.15%) Microsoft
10 151 (15.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 146 (14.73%) T-SQL
12 140 (14.13%) Data Warehouse
13 137 (13.82%) JavaScript
14 135 (13.62%) Business Intelligence
15 134 (13.52%) Linux
16 128 (12.92%) Data Modelling
17 122 (12.31%) ETL
17 122 (12.31%) Windows
18 115 (11.60%) Python
19 112 (11.30%) Unix
19 112 (11.30%) HTML
20 109 (11.00%) TDD
21 101 (10.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
22 96 (9.69%) Scrum
23 91 (9.18%) Front Office
23 91 (9.18%) Analytical Skills
24 88 (8.88%) MS Excel
25 86 (8.68%) MVC
26 85 (8.58%) XML
27 83 (8.38%) Degree

SQL
Top Related 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 42 (4.24%) IIS
2 38 (3.83%) Apache Spark
3 35 (3.53%) SharePoint
4 32 (3.23%) Confluence
5 25 (2.52%) SAS
6 24 (2.42%) Tomcat
7 22 (2.22%) WebSphere
8 17 (1.72%) Elasticsearch
9 16 (1.61%) Apache
10 13 (1.31%) Apache Pig
10 13 (1.31%) WebLogic
11 12 (1.21%) BizTalk Server
12 11 (1.11%) JBoss
13 8 (0.81%) Mule
14 6 (0.61%) Jupyter
15 4 (0.40%) Apache Solr
15 4 (0.40%) CMS
15 4 (0.40%) MS Exchange
16 3 (0.30%) MQSeries
16 3 (0.30%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 88 (8.88%) MS Excel
2 23 (2.32%) MS Office
3 10 (1.01%) MS Visio
4 6 (0.61%) Spreadsheet
4 6 (0.61%) SPSS
5 5 (0.50%) MS Project
6 4 (0.40%) MS PowerPoint
7 2 (0.20%) HipChat
7 2 (0.20%) Weka
Business Applications
1 17 (1.72%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (0.91%) Minerva
3 7 (0.71%) SimCorp Dimension
4 6 (0.61%) Dynamics AX
5 5 (0.50%) Workday HCM
6 4 (0.40%) Global One
6 4 (0.40%) Sentinel
7 3 (0.30%) Temenos T24
7 3 (0.30%) thinkFolio
8 2 (0.20%) Endur
8 2 (0.20%) FastStats
8 2 (0.20%) FastStats PeopleStage
8 2 (0.20%) ION MarketView
8 2 (0.20%) Markit EDM
8 2 (0.20%) Oracle EBS
8 2 (0.20%) Relativity
8 2 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 2 (0.20%) Summit
8 2 (0.20%) Tesseract
8 2 (0.20%) Veritas eDiscovery
Cloud Services
1 62 (6.26%) Microsoft Azure
2 42 (4.24%) Amazon AWS
3 18 (1.82%) GitHub
4 10 (1.01%) Cloud Computing
5 8 (0.81%) Office 365
6 6 (0.61%) TestFlight
7 5 (0.50%) Slack
8 4 (0.40%) Google Analytics
8 4 (0.40%) IaaS
8 4 (0.40%) SaaS
9 3 (0.30%) Amazon EC2
9 3 (0.30%) AWS CloudFormation
9 3 (0.30%) Google Cloud Platform
9 3 (0.30%) PaaS
10 2 (0.20%) Amazon S3
10 2 (0.20%) Azure Active Directory
10 2 (0.20%) Data Lake Analytics
11 1 (0.10%) Amazon Kinesis
11 1 (0.10%) Amazon SQS
11 1 (0.10%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 31 (3.13%) Firewall
2 16 (1.61%) Internet
3 14 (1.41%) TCP/IP
4 13 (1.31%) HTTP
5 12 (1.21%) Network Security
6 11 (1.11%) DNS
7 8 (0.81%) FTP
8 7 (0.71%) SAN
9 6 (0.61%) DHCP
9 6 (0.61%) Intranet
9 6 (0.61%) Kerberos
9 6 (0.61%) VPN
10 5 (0.50%) Intrusion Detection
10 5 (0.50%) LAN
10 5 (0.50%) SSL
10 5 (0.50%) WAN
11 4 (0.40%) SSH
12 3 (0.30%) Cisco ASA
12 3 (0.30%) IPsec
12 3 (0.30%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 337 (34.01%) SQL Server
2 151 (15.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 140 (14.13%) Data Warehouse
4 101 (10.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 73 (7.37%) Big Data
6 71 (7.16%) NoSQL
7 67 (6.76%) Relational Database
8 64 (6.46%) Hadoop
9 61 (6.16%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 57 (5.75%) Oracle Database
11 55 (5.55%) SQL Server 2008
11 55 (5.55%) SQL Server 2012
12 35 (3.53%) MySQL
13 31 (3.13%) Power BI
14 27 (2.72%) MongoDB
15 26 (2.62%) Oracle Database 11g
15 26 (2.62%) SQL Server 2014
16 25 (2.52%) BusinessObjects
16 25 (2.52%) DB2
17 23 (2.32%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 76 (7.67%) JIRA
2 73 (7.37%) Git (software)
3 58 (5.85%) Jenkins
4 41 (4.14%) Team Foundation Server
5 29 (2.93%) Subversion
6 28 (2.83%) NUnit
7 27 (2.72%) JUnit
7 27 (2.72%) Selenium
8 26 (2.62%) Maven
9 23 (2.32%) Cucumber
10 22 (2.22%) Visual Studio
11 21 (2.12%) MSTest
12 17 (1.72%) TeamCity
13 16 (1.61%) Mockito
13 16 (1.61%) SpecFlow
14 12 (1.21%) Talend Open Studio
15 11 (1.11%) Bitbucket
15 11 (1.11%) WebDriver
16 10 (1.01%) Eclipse
17 9 (0.91%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 373 (37.64%) Finance
2 200 (20.18%) Banking
3 91 (9.18%) Front Office
4 72 (7.27%) Investment Banking
5 30 (3.03%) Back Office
5 30 (3.03%) Marketing
6 29 (2.93%) Retail
7 23 (2.32%) Financial Institution
8 22 (2.22%) Legal
9 12 (1.21%) Advertising
10 8 (0.81%) Telecoms
11 7 (0.71%) Games
11 7 (0.71%) International Banking
12 6 (0.61%) Law
13 5 (0.50%) Publishing
14 4 (0.40%) Retail Banking
15 2 (0.20%) Electronics
15 2 (0.20%) Manufacturing
16 1 (0.10%) Billing
16 1 (0.10%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 477 (48.13%) Developer
2 231 (23.31%) Analyst
3 123 (12.41%) SQL Developer
4 90 (9.08%) C# Developer
5 87 (8.78%) Java Developer
6 84 (8.48%) Senior Developer
7 73 (7.37%) .NET Developer
8 59 (5.95%) SQL Analyst
9 58 (5.85%) Data Analyst
10 54 (5.45%) Architect
11 45 (4.54%) Business Analyst
12 38 (3.83%) C# .NET Developer
13 36 (3.63%) Support Analyst
14 33 (3.33%) Consultant
15 30 (3.03%) Senior C# Developer
16 28 (2.83%) Applications Support
16 28 (2.83%) Senior Java Developer
17 27 (2.72%) Business Intelligence Developer
18 26 (2.62%) Analyst Developer
18 26 (2.62%) Data Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 196 (19.78%) .NET
2 112 (11.30%) HTML
3 85 (8.58%) XML
4 79 (7.97%) CSS
5 74 (7.47%) AngularJS
6 72 (7.27%) ASP.NET
7 65 (6.56%) Web Services
8 61 (6.16%) REST
9 58 (5.85%) jQuery
10 57 (5.75%) .NET Framework
11 50 (5.05%) WCF
12 47 (4.74%) HTML5
13 44 (4.44%) Spring
14 43 (4.34%) SOAP
15 39 (3.94%) ASP.NET MVC
16 37 (3.73%) ASP.NET Web API
16 37 (3.73%) JSON
16 37 (3.73%) WPF
17 34 (3.43%) Entity Framework
18 29 (2.93%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 91 (9.18%) Analytical Skills
2 50 (5.05%) Equities
3 48 (4.84%) Fixed Income
4 46 (4.64%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 40 (4.04%) Management Information System
6 37 (3.73%) Data Structures
7 36 (3.63%) Computer Science
8 32 (3.23%) Derivative
9 27 (2.72%) Algorithms
10 26 (2.62%) Fintech
11 19 (1.92%) Credit Risk
12 17 (1.72%) Enterprise Software
13 16 (1.61%) User Experience
14 15 (1.51%) Data Centre
14 15 (1.51%) Market Risk
15 13 (1.31%) Mobile App
16 11 (1.11%) Replication
17 10 (1.01%) Reinsurance
18 9 (0.91%) Reference Data
19 8 (0.81%) VWAP
Operating Systems
1 134 (13.52%) Linux
2 122 (12.31%) Windows
3 112 (11.30%) Unix
4 33 (3.33%) Windows Server
5 11 (1.11%) Apple iOS
5 11 (1.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 11 (1.11%) Windows Server 2012
6 10 (1.01%) Windows Server 2008
7 7 (0.71%) Solaris
8 5 (0.50%) Android
9 4 (0.40%) Windows Server 2003
10 3 (0.30%) AIX
11 2 (0.20%) Windows 7
11 2 (0.20%) Windows 8
11 2 (0.20%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.10%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 273 (27.55%) Agile Software Development
2 135 (13.62%) Business Intelligence
3 128 (12.92%) Data Modelling
4 122 (12.31%) ETL
5 109 (11.00%) TDD
6 96 (9.69%) Scrum
7 86 (8.68%) MVC
8 81 (8.17%) Analytics
9 74 (7.47%) SDLC
10 64 (6.46%) Data Analysis
11 62 (6.26%) DevOps
12 57 (5.75%) Data Management
12 57 (5.75%) Multithreading
13 56 (5.65%) OO
14 51 (5.15%) Asset Management
15 48 (4.84%) BDD
15 48 (4.84%) Continuous Integration
15 48 (4.84%) Performance Tuning
15 48 (4.84%) Unit Testing
16 44 (4.44%) Mathematics
Programming Languages
1 229 (23.11%) C#
2 194 (19.58%) Java
3 146 (14.73%) T-SQL
4 137 (13.82%) JavaScript
5 115 (11.60%) Python
6 69 (6.96%) PL/SQL
7 52 (5.25%) R
8 50 (5.05%) PowerShell
9 47 (4.74%) Shell Script
10 45 (4.54%) VBA
11 42 (4.24%) C++
12 31 (3.13%) Scala
13 28 (2.83%) Bash Shell
14 25 (2.52%) VB
15 22 (2.22%) Perl
16 17 (1.72%) VB.NET
17 14 (1.41%) PHP
17 14 (1.41%) Ruby
18 12 (1.21%) C
19 11 (1.11%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 83 (8.38%) Degree
2 11 (1.11%) Security Cleared
3 7 (0.71%) CISSP
4 6 (0.61%) CISM
5 5 (0.50%) CNA
5 5 (0.50%) DV Cleared
5 5 (0.50%) GCIA
5 5 (0.50%) GCIH
5 5 (0.50%) GIAC
5 5 (0.50%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (0.50%) Network+ Certification
5 5 (0.50%) Novell Certification
5 5 (0.50%) PhD
5 5 (0.50%) SANS
6 4 (0.40%) ISEB
6 4 (0.40%) MCSE
7 3 (0.30%) ISTQB
7 3 (0.30%) SC Cleared
8 2 (0.20%) CFA
8 2 (0.20%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 64 (6.46%) Data Quality
2 44 (4.44%) QA
3 14 (1.41%) PCI DSS
4 11 (1.11%) MiFID
5 9 (0.91%) Solvency II
6 8 (0.81%) SEPA
7 4 (0.40%) Dodd-Frank
7 4 (0.40%) EMIR
8 3 (0.30%) Disclosure Scotland
9 2 (0.20%) GPG for Computer-Based Electronic Evidence
9 2 (0.20%) IFRS
9 2 (0.20%) IFRS 9
9 2 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 2 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 2 (0.20%) SLA
10 1 (0.10%) COBIT
10 1 (0.10%) GAAP
10 1 (0.10%) HL7
10 1 (0.10%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.10%) WCAG
System Software
1 31 (3.13%) Active Directory
2 20 (2.02%) Docker
3 11 (1.11%) Oracle RAC
4 9 (0.91%) VMware Infrastructure
5 8 (0.81%) Hyper-V
6 5 (0.50%) HDFS
7 4 (0.40%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
7 4 (0.40%) Virtual Servers
7 4 (0.40%) XenDesktop
8 3 (0.30%) BitLocker
8 3 (0.30%) Terminal Services
8 3 (0.30%) XenApp
9 2 (0.20%) Apache Flume
9 2 (0.20%) NFS
9 2 (0.20%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (0.20%) XenServer
10 1 (0.10%) Firmware
10 1 (0.10%) ISA Server
10 1 (0.10%) Samba
10 1 (0.10%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 16 (1.61%) Control-M
2 12 (1.21%) Ansible
3 9 (0.91%) Puppet
3 9 (0.91%) Tivoli
4 8 (0.81%) HP Quality Center
4 8 (0.81%) Opscode Chef
4 8 (0.81%) SCOM
5 6 (0.61%) ITRS Geneos
6 5 (0.50%) Data Guard
6 5 (0.50%) Host Intrusion Detection System
6 5 (0.50%) Nagios
6 5 (0.50%) Oracle RMAN
6 5 (0.50%) SCCM
7 4 (0.40%) Galera Cluster
7 4 (0.40%) Graphite
8 3 (0.30%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
8 3 (0.30%) Grafana
8 3 (0.30%) Hadoop YARN
8 3 (0.30%) Kubernetes
9 2 (0.20%) Terraform
Vendors
1 202 (20.38%) Oracle
2 170 (17.15%) Microsoft
3 46 (4.64%) Sybase
4 39 (3.94%) Tableau
4 39 (3.94%) Teradata
5 22 (2.22%) Netezza
5 22 (2.22%) SAP
6 17 (1.72%) HP
6 17 (1.72%) VMware
6 17 (1.72%) WorldPay
7 15 (1.51%) IBM
8 13 (1.31%) Informatica
9 12 (1.21%) Bloomberg
9 12 (1.21%) Google
9 12 (1.21%) Talend
10 11 (1.11%) Cisco
11 10 (1.01%) Charles River
11 10 (1.01%) MicroStrategy
11 10 (1.01%) Splunk
12 9 (0.91%) SimCorp
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Rate: From £300 to £400 per day 2 Month initial contract - likely to extend.
Posted: 9 hours ago
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Rate: £550 - £625 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
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Rate: £450 - £600 per day
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Rate: £475 - £575 per day
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Rate: £400 - £600 per day
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HFG
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onezeero.
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Proactive Appointments
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TEKsystems
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
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Rate: £400 - £550 per day
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Rate: £400 - £500 per day
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Premier IT
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Red10
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
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Venturi
Rate: £500 - £525 per day
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City, London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £625 - £700 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Hatstand Limited
Rate: £500 - £650 per week
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ANSON MCCADE
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Rate: £550 - £625 per day
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Red10
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Eames Consulting
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