Period
to 25 February 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in 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 25 February 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)
England > London
6 months to
25 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 6 6 6
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 -1
Contract jobs citing SQL 6,333 5,496 6,593
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 13.68% 13.40% 14.81%
As % of the Programming Languages category 28.64% 29.53% 34.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,674 3,917 4,835
London median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £313 £307 £300
90th Percentile £650 £625 £625
England median daily rate £438 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +9.38% - +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 45 36
London median hourly rate £26.60 £34.00 £21.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.78% +56.32% +4.82%
10th Percentile £16.00 £16.59 £16.00
90th Percentile £64.00 £54.12 £51.25
England median hourly rate £27.50 £34.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year -19.12% +4.62% +18.18%

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 London with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 22,116 18,610 19,249
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 47.76% 45.39% 43.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 16,981 13,915 14,433
London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +2.86%
10th Percentile £350 £325 £308
90th Percentile £675 £638 £638
England median daily rate £475 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +11.76% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 171 115 127
London median hourly rate £35.00 £42.50 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.65% +51.79% -2.61%
10th Percentile £17.75 £16.78 £14.08
90th Percentile £53.75 £65.00 £55.00
England median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +11.94%

SQL
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for SQL in London

SQL
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL in London

SQL
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL in London over the 6 months to 25 February 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SQL in London

SQL
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL in London

SQL
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL in London over the 6 months to 25 February 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for SQL in London

SQL
Contract Job Locations in 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 London region over the 6 months to 25 February 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
Central London 0 1,375 £496 +10.22% 463
West London -2 275 £425 +13.33% 212
South London -9 158 £375 -1.32% 54
East London +1 121 £475 +5.56% 74
North London 0 20 £375 -1.96% 22
SQL
England

For the 6 months to 25 February 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 London region with a requirement for SQL.

1 1,868 (29.50%) Finance
2 1,811 (28.60%) Agile Software Development
3 1,739 (27.46%) SQL Server
4 1,509 (23.83%) Java
5 1,467 (23.16%) C#
6 1,273 (20.10%) .NET
7 1,187 (18.74%) Banking
8 1,077 (17.01%) Oracle
9 1,018 (16.07%) Microsoft
10 968 (15.29%) JavaScript
10 968 (15.29%) Python
11 885 (13.97%) Business Intelligence
12 798 (12.60%) Linux
13 745 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
14 701 (11.07%) ETL
15 690 (10.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 688 (10.86%) Unix
17 671 (10.60%) Windows
18 668 (10.55%) TDD
19 657 (10.37%) Data Warehouse
20 656 (10.36%) T-SQL
21 634 (10.01%) HTML
22 630 (9.95%) Analytics
23 569 (8.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
24 546 (8.62%) Scrum
25 537 (8.48%) XML
26 529 (8.35%) Microsoft Azure
27 528 (8.34%) Front Office
28 523 (8.26%) Microsoft Excel
29 521 (8.23%) Relational Database

SQL
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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
1 304 (4.80%) Apache Spark
2 205 (3.24%) SharePoint
3 175 (2.76%) Elasticsearch
4 150 (2.37%) IIS
5 145 (2.29%) Apache
6 144 (2.27%) SAS
7 126 (1.99%) WebSphere
8 107 (1.69%) Confluence
9 86 (1.36%) Tomcat
10 83 (1.31%) JBoss
11 69 (1.09%) CMS
12 52 (0.82%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 46 (0.73%) Apache Pig
14 44 (0.69%) BizTalk Server
15 43 (0.68%) MS Exchange
15 43 (0.68%) WebLogic
16 37 (0.58%) Apache Solr
17 29 (0.46%) Jupyter
18 27 (0.43%) MQSeries
18 27 (0.43%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 523 (8.26%) Microsoft Excel
2 149 (2.35%) Microsoft Office
3 87 (1.37%) MS Visio
4 84 (1.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 45 (0.71%) Spreadsheet
6 34 (0.54%) SPSS
7 31 (0.49%) Microsoft Project
8 13 (0.21%) Photoshop
9 12 (0.19%) Stata
10 3 (0.047%) Adobe Illustrator
10 3 (0.047%) SmartSuite
11 2 (0.032%) InfoPath
11 2 (0.032%) Mingle
11 2 (0.032%) Weka
12 1 (0.016%) Gephi
12 1 (0.016%) HipChat
12 1 (0.016%) OmniGraffle
12 1 (0.016%) ProjectWise
12 1 (0.016%) SPSS Modeler
12 1 (0.016%) Vectorworks
Business Applications
1 111 (1.75%) Dynamics CRM
2 90 (1.42%) Markit EDM
3 62 (0.98%) Oracle EBS
4 40 (0.63%) Oracle EBS R12
5 39 (0.62%) Dynamics AX
6 38 (0.60%) Oracle Receivables
7 37 (0.58%) Oracle Payables
8 31 (0.49%) Oracle General Ledger
9 27 (0.43%) Oracle BPM
9 27 (0.43%) Unit4 Business World
10 24 (0.38%) Oracle Assets
11 21 (0.33%) NetSuite
11 21 (0.33%) Oracle iProcurement
11 21 (0.33%) SimCorp Dimension
12 19 (0.30%) Oracle Financials
13 18 (0.28%) Dynamics NAV
13 18 (0.28%) thinkFolio
14 17 (0.27%) Kondor
14 17 (0.27%) Oracle Internet Expenses
15 16 (0.25%) ION MarketView
Cloud Services
1 529 (8.35%) Microsoft Azure
2 489 (7.72%) Amazon AWS
3 85 (1.34%) Office 365
4 80 (1.26%) Google Cloud Platform
5 76 (1.20%) GitHub
6 75 (1.18%) PaaS
7 67 (1.06%) Amazon S3
8 62 (0.98%) SaaS
9 59 (0.93%) IaaS
10 57 (0.90%) Google Analytics
11 52 (0.82%) Dynamics 365
12 45 (0.71%) Cloud Computing
13 35 (0.55%) Serverless
14 30 (0.47%) Azure Data Factory
15 29 (0.46%) Amazon EC2
16 28 (0.44%) Adobe Analytics
17 22 (0.35%) Amazon Kinesis
17 22 (0.35%) Azure Active Directory
18 20 (0.32%) AWS Lambda
19 18 (0.28%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 109 (1.72%) Firewall
2 83 (1.31%) TCP/IP
3 73 (1.15%) Internet
4 70 (1.11%) DNS
5 66 (1.04%) HTTP
6 52 (0.82%) LAN
7 48 (0.76%) SAN
8 46 (0.73%) VPN
9 44 (0.69%) DHCP
10 42 (0.66%) WAN
11 38 (0.60%) SMS
12 32 (0.51%) FTP
12 32 (0.51%) Intranet
13 30 (0.47%) Skype
14 28 (0.44%) SSL
15 25 (0.39%) Network Security
16 22 (0.35%) Kerberos
17 14 (0.22%) Intrusion Detection
17 14 (0.22%) NAS
18 11 (0.17%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,739 (27.46%) SQL Server
2 690 (10.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 657 (10.37%) Data Warehouse
4 569 (8.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 521 (8.23%) Relational Database
6 483 (7.63%) Big Data
7 476 (7.52%) NoSQL
8 384 (6.06%) Hadoop
9 338 (5.34%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 300 (4.74%) Oracle Database
11 283 (4.47%) Power BI
12 282 (4.45%) MySQL
13 280 (4.42%) PostgreSQL
14 264 (4.17%) MongoDB
15 188 (2.97%) RDBMS
16 179 (2.83%) SQL Server 2012
17 170 (2.68%) SQL Server 2008
18 167 (2.64%) SQL Server 2016
19 165 (2.61%) Apache Hive
20 127 (2.01%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 448 (7.07%) Git (software)
2 329 (5.20%) JIRA
3 305 (4.82%) Jenkins
4 233 (3.68%) Selenium
5 227 (3.58%) Team Foundation Server
6 197 (3.11%) TeamCity
7 190 (3.00%) Maven
8 173 (2.73%) Visual Studio
9 163 (2.57%) Subversion
10 144 (2.27%) Cucumber
11 130 (2.05%) JUnit
12 107 (1.69%) NUnit
13 92 (1.45%) Mockito
14 76 (1.20%) Gradle
15 70 (1.11%) Octopus Deploy
16 61 (0.96%) SpecFlow
17 60 (0.95%) Visual Studio Team System
18 58 (0.92%) Eclipse
19 56 (0.88%) Bitbucket
20 55 (0.87%) WebDriver
General
1 1,868 (29.50%) Finance
2 1,187 (18.74%) Banking
3 528 (8.34%) Front Office
4 455 (7.18%) Investment Banking
5 188 (2.97%) Marketing
6 172 (2.72%) Retail
7 131 (2.07%) Legal
8 111 (1.75%) Financial Institution
9 107 (1.69%) Back Office
10 85 (1.34%) Games
11 82 (1.29%) Law
12 66 (1.04%) Telecoms
13 63 (0.99%) Advertising
14 44 (0.69%) Retail Banking
15 33 (0.52%) Billing
15 33 (0.52%) Publishing
16 31 (0.49%) French Language
17 27 (0.43%) General Ledger
18 25 (0.39%) Pharmaceutical
19 21 (0.33%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 3,091 (48.81%) Developer
2 1,268 (20.02%) Analyst
3 722 (11.40%) C# Developer
4 655 (10.34%) SQL Developer
5 590 (9.32%) Java Developer
6 456 (7.20%) .NET Developer
7 374 (5.91%) Senior Developer
8 320 (5.05%) Business Analyst
9 300 (4.74%) C# .NET Developer
10 291 (4.59%) Data Analyst
11 273 (4.31%) Consultant
12 250 (3.95%) SQL Analyst
13 223 (3.52%) Business Intelligence Developer
14 211 (3.33%) DBA
15 208 (3.28%) Architect
16 205 (3.24%) Data Engineer
17 183 (2.89%) Test Analyst
18 176 (2.78%) Support Analyst
19 163 (2.57%) Full Stack Developer
20 143 (2.26%) Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,273 (20.10%) .NET
2 634 (10.01%) HTML
3 537 (8.48%) XML
4 506 (7.99%) Web Services
5 494 (7.80%) AngularJS
6 440 (6.95%) CSS
7 386 (6.10%) ASP.NET
8 382 (6.03%) Spring
9 368 (5.81%) REST
10 334 (5.27%) RESTful
11 276 (4.36%) JSON
12 251 (3.96%) .NET Framework
12 251 (3.96%) HTML5
13 240 (3.79%) jQuery
14 236 (3.73%) WCF
15 218 (3.44%) Node.js
16 214 (3.38%) ASP.NET MVC
17 202 (3.19%) React
18 196 (3.09%) Kafka
19 179 (2.83%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 745 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
2 322 (5.08%) Computer Science
3 282 (4.45%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 250 (3.95%) Fixed Income
5 246 (3.88%) Greenfield Project
6 230 (3.63%) Derivative
7 187 (2.95%) Algorithms
8 184 (2.91%) Equities
9 170 (2.68%) Data Structures
10 149 (2.35%) User Experience
11 138 (2.18%) Fintech
12 118 (1.86%) Hedge funds
12 118 (1.86%) Management Information System
13 112 (1.77%) Enterprise Software
14 105 (1.66%) Credit Risk
15 98 (1.55%) Market Risk
16 92 (1.45%) Mobile App
17 77 (1.22%) Replication
18 60 (0.95%) Virtual Team
19 59 (0.93%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 798 (12.60%) Linux
2 688 (10.86%) Unix
3 671 (10.60%) Windows
4 198 (3.13%) Windows Server
5 87 (1.37%) Solaris
6 77 (1.22%) Windows Server 2012
7 75 (1.18%) Android
8 67 (1.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 66 (1.04%) Windows Server 2008
10 58 (0.92%) Apple iOS
11 30 (0.47%) Windows 10
12 23 (0.36%) Windows 7
12 23 (0.36%) Windows Server 2003
13 20 (0.32%) CentOS
14 15 (0.24%) HPUX
15 13 (0.21%) Ubuntu
16 10 (0.16%) AIX
17 8 (0.13%) Mac OS X
17 8 (0.13%) Windows 8
18 4 (0.063%) NetWare
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,811 (28.60%) Agile Software Development
2 885 (13.97%) Business Intelligence
3 701 (11.07%) ETL
4 668 (10.55%) TDD
5 630 (9.95%) Analytics
6 546 (8.62%) Scrum
7 516 (8.15%) Test Automation
8 485 (7.66%) Data Modelling
9 482 (7.61%) Continuous Integration
10 480 (7.58%) DevOps
11 461 (7.28%) Migration
12 448 (7.07%) MVC
13 396 (6.25%) SDLC
14 394 (6.22%) BDD
15 368 (5.81%) Data Analysis
16 346 (5.46%) OO
17 327 (5.16%) Multithreading
18 287 (4.53%) Software Engineering
19 277 (4.37%) Visualisation
20 262 (4.14%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 1,509 (23.83%) Java
2 1,467 (23.16%) C#
3 968 (15.29%) JavaScript
3 968 (15.29%) Python
4 656 (10.36%) T-SQL
5 470 (7.42%) PL/SQL
6 312 (4.93%) C++
7 299 (4.72%) VBA
8 252 (3.98%) Scala
9 250 (3.95%) PowerShell
10 247 (3.90%) R
11 209 (3.30%) Shell Script
12 183 (2.89%) Perl
13 163 (2.57%) Bash Shell
14 129 (2.04%) VB.NET
15 116 (1.83%) VB
16 114 (1.80%) C
17 94 (1.48%) Ruby
18 92 (1.45%) TypeScript
19 84 (1.33%) PHP
Qualifications
1 498 (7.86%) Degree
2 251 (3.96%) Security Cleared
3 151 (2.38%) SC Cleared
4 98 (1.55%) Computer Science Degree
5 70 (1.11%) DV Cleared
5 70 (1.11%) Master's Degree
6 51 (0.81%) Microsoft Certification
7 42 (0.66%) Numerate Degree
8 38 (0.60%) ISEB
8 38 (0.60%) ISTQB
9 36 (0.57%) PhD
10 28 (0.44%) MCSE
11 19 (0.30%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 16 (0.25%) MCSA
13 15 (0.24%) MCP
14 14 (0.22%) BPSS Clearance
15 13 (0.21%) MCITP
16 12 (0.19%) CTC Cleared
16 12 (0.19%) ITIL Certification
17 10 (0.16%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 307 (4.85%) QA
2 162 (2.56%) Data Quality
3 109 (1.72%) MiFID
4 80 (1.26%) GDPR
5 34 (0.54%) SLA
6 30 (0.47%) EMIR
7 20 (0.32%) Dodd-Frank
8 17 (0.27%) GCP
9 16 (0.25%) IFRS
10 14 (0.22%) Disclosure Scotland
10 14 (0.22%) IFRS 9
11 12 (0.19%) Solvency II
12 11 (0.17%) PMO
13 8 (0.13%) Basel II
13 8 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 7 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
14 7 (0.11%) SEPA
15 6 (0.095%) PCI DSS
16 5 (0.079%) WCAG
17 4 (0.063%) COREP
System Software
1 236 (3.73%) Active Directory
2 189 (2.98%) Docker
3 90 (1.42%) VMware Infrastructure
4 66 (1.04%) HDFS
5 50 (0.79%) Apache Flume
6 35 (0.55%) Hyper-V
7 29 (0.46%) Oracle RAC
8 24 (0.38%) XenApp
9 23 (0.36%) VMware ESXi
10 19 (0.30%) Oracle Clusterware
11 13 (0.21%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 12 (0.19%) vSphere
13 10 (0.16%) Microsoft App-V
14 9 (0.14%) Virtual Machines
15 8 (0.13%) Virtual Servers
16 7 (0.11%) Terminal Services
17 6 (0.095%) BitLocker
18 5 (0.079%) VirtualBox
19 3 (0.047%) vCloud
19 3 (0.047%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 129 (2.04%) Ansible
2 122 (1.93%) Puppet
3 97 (1.53%) Opscode Chef
4 71 (1.12%) Kubernetes
5 62 (0.98%) Kibana
6 57 (0.90%) Grafana
6 57 (0.90%) logstash
7 53 (0.84%) SCCM
8 46 (0.73%) Terraform
9 42 (0.66%) Control-M
10 39 (0.62%) SCOM
11 37 (0.58%) Oozie
12 35 (0.55%) HP Quality Center
13 33 (0.52%) Data Guard
14 28 (0.44%) Ambari
14 28 (0.44%) Oracle RMAN
15 27 (0.43%) Hadoop YARN
16 23 (0.36%) Nagios
17 22 (0.35%) Single Sign-On
18 17 (0.27%) Oracle Flashback
Vendors
1 1,077 (17.01%) Oracle
2 1,018 (16.07%) Microsoft
3 337 (5.32%) Tableau
4 199 (3.14%) Sybase
5 155 (2.45%) Google
6 145 (2.29%) SAP
7 143 (2.26%) VMware
8 142 (2.24%) IBM
9 129 (2.04%) Salesforce.com
10 123 (1.94%) TIBCO
11 109 (1.72%) Informatica
12 102 (1.61%) Splunk
13 84 (1.33%) AppDynamics
14 75 (1.18%) HP
15 71 (1.12%) Cisco
16 67 (1.06%) Citrix
17 66 (1.04%) Bloomberg
18 61 (0.96%) Solace
19 59 (0.93%) Adobe
20 50 (0.79%) Cloudera