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 3 months to 22 June 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.

SQL (Structured Query Language)
England / London
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 7 6 5
Rank change year-on-year -1 -1  
Contract jobs citing SQL 3128 2965 3694
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 15.09% 13.66% 15.75%
As % of the Programming Languages category 31.56% 31.39% 37.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 2237 2192 2683
Median daily rate £475 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% +2.85%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £340
% change year-on-year +3.44% +6.61%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 15 40
Median hourly rate £22.62 £43.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -48.00% +93.33%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.20 £20.06 £16.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £44.60 £52.17
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £32.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year +23.07% +44.44%  

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 London with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 9910 9445 9851
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 47.80% 43.51% 41.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 7327 7203 7211
Median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £645 £620 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 82 42 84
Median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +14.28%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.82 £15.05 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £102.00 £52.55
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +14.86% +2.77%  

SQL
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in 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 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 3 months to 22 June 2017.

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 3 months to 22 June 2017.

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 3 months to 22 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London 0 568 £475 +5.55% 253
Croydon +7 28 £469 +51.20% 1
Kingston Upon Thames +2 26 £368 -8.69% 9
Bromley +8 14 £575 +31.42% 2
Docklands, London -3 13 £563 +20.70%
Uxbridge +3 11 £318 -
Canary Wharf -7 11 £563 +40.62%
Heathrow -1 8 £370 +5.71%
New Malden -3 8 - - 1
West End of London +12 7 £500 +25.00% 22
Westminster +6 4 £575 +21.05% 1
Hammersmith -6 4 £433 +6.46% 2
Stockley Park - 4 £288 -
Twickenham +5 3 £315 +1.61%
Hayes +2 3 £390 +41.81%
Surbiton 0 3 £390 - 1
Osterley -2 3 £500 +330.10%
Hounslow +3 2 - - 1
Enfield +1 2 - - 3
Paddington +4 1 - -
Brentford +1 1 - - 2
Ruislip +1 1 - -
Wimbledon 0 1 £450 +5.88% 2
Mayfair - 1 £800 -
Southwark - 1 £351 - 1
Greenwich - 1 £410 - 1
Ilford - 1 £450 -
Northwood - 1 £650 -
SQL
England

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 London region with a requirement for SQL.

1 1765 (30.65%) Finance
2 1687 (29.30%) Agile Software Development
3 1433 (24.89%) SQL Server
4 1333 (23.15%) Java
5 1170 (20.32%) Banking
6 1153 (20.02%) Oracle
7 1111 (19.29%) C#
8 978 (16.99%) .NET
9 919 (15.96%) Microsoft
10 875 (15.20%) JavaScript
11 813 (14.12%) Business Intelligence
12 784 (13.62%) Linux
13 774 (13.44%) Unix
14 767 (13.32%) Python
15 664 (11.53%) HTML
16 652 (11.32%) Analytical Skills
17 629 (10.92%) Windows
18 612 (10.63%) Data Warehouse
19 601 (10.44%) TDD
20 587 (10.19%) ETL
20 587 (10.19%) T-SQL
21 580 (10.07%) Analytics
22 566 (9.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
23 537 (9.33%) Relational Database
24 517 (8.98%) Data Modelling
25 514 (8.93%) XML
26 510 (8.86%) Scrum
27 494 (8.58%) Investment Banking
27 494 (8.58%) CSS
28 482 (8.37%) MVC

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
1 223 (3.87%) Apache Spark
2 199 (3.46%) SharePoint
3 161 (2.80%) SAS
4 147 (2.55%) IIS
5 142 (2.47%) Apache
6 106 (1.84%) Confluence
7 101 (1.75%) WebSphere
8 99 (1.72%) Elasticsearch
8 99 (1.72%) Tomcat
9 89 (1.55%) CMS
10 86 (1.49%) JBoss
11 65 (1.13%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 58 (1.01%) WebLogic
13 50 (0.87%) Apache Pig
14 39 (0.68%) MS Exchange
15 38 (0.66%) Apache Solr
16 37 (0.64%) Oracle Workflow
17 31 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2013
18 30 (0.52%) SharePoint 2013
19 26 (0.45%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 450 (7.82%) Microsoft Excel
2 160 (2.78%) Microsoft Office
3 69 (1.20%) MS Visio
4 61 (1.06%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 39 (0.68%) Spreadsheet
6 35 (0.61%) SPSS
7 22 (0.38%) Stata
8 13 (0.23%) Microsoft Project
9 4 (0.069%) Photoshop
10 3 (0.052%) Adobe Illustrator
10 3 (0.052%) GNU Octave
10 3 (0.052%) S-PLUS
11 2 (0.035%) EViews
11 2 (0.035%) InfoPath
11 2 (0.035%) Mathematica
11 2 (0.035%) SmartSuite
11 2 (0.035%) Weka
12 1 (0.017%) HipChat
12 1 (0.017%) InDesign
12 1 (0.017%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 112 (1.95%) Dynamics CRM
2 32 (0.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 28 (0.49%) Oracle EBS
4 26 (0.45%) ION MarketView
5 25 (0.43%) SAP Hybris
6 23 (0.40%) Dynamics AX
7 22 (0.38%) FastStats
8 19 (0.33%) Dynamics NAV
9 18 (0.31%) Salesforce.com CRM
10 17 (0.30%) Oracle EBS R12
11 16 (0.28%) Eloqua
11 16 (0.28%) Markit EDM
12 14 (0.24%) Global One
12 14 (0.24%) Magento
12 14 (0.24%) Oracle Applications
12 14 (0.24%) Temenos T24
13 11 (0.19%) SimCorp Dimension
13 11 (0.19%) Sonata
14 10 (0.17%) Oracle BPM
14 10 (0.17%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 369 (6.41%) Microsoft Azure
2 333 (5.78%) Amazon AWS
3 80 (1.39%) Office 365
4 53 (0.92%) PaaS
5 51 (0.89%) IaaS
6 48 (0.83%) SaaS
7 47 (0.82%) GitHub
8 40 (0.69%) Cloud Computing
9 36 (0.63%) Google Analytics
10 28 (0.49%) Azure Active Directory
11 24 (0.42%) Amazon EC2
11 24 (0.42%) Amazon S3
11 24 (0.42%) Google Cloud Platform
12 21 (0.36%) AWS Lambda
13 19 (0.33%) Azure Data Factory
14 13 (0.23%) Dynamics 365
15 12 (0.21%) Amazon EMR
15 12 (0.21%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 11 (0.19%) Adobe Analytics
17 10 (0.17%) Amazon Kinesis
Communications & Networking
1 114 (1.98%) Firewall
2 104 (1.81%) HTTP
3 95 (1.65%) TCP/IP
4 85 (1.48%) DNS
5 71 (1.23%) Internet
6 51 (0.89%) LDAP
7 50 (0.87%) VPN
8 49 (0.85%) SAN
9 48 (0.83%) DHCP
10 43 (0.75%) WAN
11 39 (0.68%) Network Security
12 35 (0.61%) LAN
13 32 (0.56%) SSL
14 19 (0.33%) FTP
15 18 (0.31%) VoIP
16 17 (0.30%) Skype
16 17 (0.30%) SSH
17 15 (0.26%) Multicast
17 15 (0.26%) SNMP
18 14 (0.24%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1433 (24.89%) SQL Server
2 612 (10.63%) Data Warehouse
3 566 (9.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 537 (9.33%) Relational Database
5 475 (8.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 387 (6.72%) Big Data
7 340 (5.90%) NoSQL
8 336 (5.84%) Hadoop
9 285 (4.95%) Oracle Database
10 283 (4.91%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 272 (4.72%) MySQL
12 216 (3.75%) SQL Server 2012
13 198 (3.44%) MongoDB
13 198 (3.44%) SQL Server 2008
14 184 (3.20%) Power BI
15 182 (3.16%) RDBMS
16 158 (2.74%) PostgreSQL
17 154 (2.67%) Apache Hive
18 153 (2.66%) QlikView
19 148 (2.57%) DB2
Development Applications
1 475 (8.25%) Git (software)
2 433 (7.52%) JIRA
3 366 (6.36%) Jenkins
4 228 (3.96%) Team Foundation Server
5 191 (3.32%) Selenium
6 181 (3.14%) Visual Studio
7 160 (2.78%) Maven
8 157 (2.73%) TeamCity
9 146 (2.54%) Cucumber
10 145 (2.52%) JUnit
11 142 (2.47%) Subversion
12 115 (2.00%) NUnit
13 76 (1.32%) Mockito
14 70 (1.22%) Ant
15 58 (1.01%) SpecFlow
16 55 (0.96%) Gradle
17 52 (0.90%) Talend Open Studio
18 51 (0.89%) Octopus Deploy
19 47 (0.82%) Eclipse
20 46 (0.80%) WebDriver
General
1 1765 (30.65%) Finance
2 1170 (20.32%) Banking
3 494 (8.58%) Investment Banking
4 481 (8.35%) Front Office
5 287 (4.98%) Retail
6 218 (3.79%) Marketing
7 135 (2.34%) Financial Institution
8 123 (2.14%) Back Office
9 100 (1.74%) Legal
10 97 (1.68%) Telecoms
11 79 (1.37%) Advertising
12 75 (1.30%) Games
13 61 (1.06%) Law
14 53 (0.92%) Retail Banking
15 46 (0.80%) Manufacturing
16 36 (0.63%) Publishing
17 32 (0.56%) Electronics
18 28 (0.49%) Pharmaceutical
19 21 (0.36%) Billing
20 18 (0.31%) French Language
Job Titles
1 2860 (49.67%) Developer
2 1233 (21.41%) Analyst
3 638 (11.08%) SQL Developer
4 574 (9.97%) Java Developer
5 488 (8.48%) C# Developer
6 405 (7.03%) .NET Developer
7 307 (5.33%) Business Analyst
7 307 (5.33%) Senior Developer
8 303 (5.26%) Data Analyst
9 269 (4.67%) Consultant
10 267 (4.64%) SQL Analyst
11 265 (4.60%) Architect
12 239 (4.15%) C# .NET Developer
13 186 (3.23%) Python Developer
14 174 (3.02%) Business Intelligence Developer
15 164 (2.85%) Support Analyst
16 150 (2.61%) Test Analyst
17 148 (2.57%) Oracle Developer
18 143 (2.48%) C++ Developer
19 133 (2.31%) Angular Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 978 (16.99%) .NET
2 664 (11.53%) HTML
3 514 (8.93%) XML
4 494 (8.58%) CSS
5 450 (7.82%) AngularJS
6 416 (7.22%) Web Services
7 409 (7.10%) Spring
8 359 (6.23%) ASP.NET
9 285 (4.95%) REST
10 263 (4.57%) JSON
11 253 (4.39%) HTML5
12 250 (4.34%) jQuery
13 208 (3.61%) RESTful
14 195 (3.39%) SOAP
15 184 (3.20%) ASP.NET MVC
16 181 (3.14%) .NET Framework
16 181 (3.14%) Hibernate
17 174 (3.02%) WCF
18 168 (2.92%) Node.js
19 161 (2.80%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 652 (11.32%) Analytical Skills
2 326 (5.66%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 292 (5.07%) Fixed Income
4 248 (4.31%) Computer Science
5 217 (3.77%) Derivative
6 203 (3.53%) Greenfield Project
7 169 (2.94%) Equities
8 163 (2.83%) Algorithms
9 135 (2.34%) Data Structures
10 134 (2.33%) Management Information System
11 115 (2.00%) User Experience
12 109 (1.89%) Fintech
13 94 (1.63%) Market Risk
14 85 (1.48%) Enterprise Software
15 80 (1.39%) Credit Risk
16 79 (1.37%) Hedge funds
17 71 (1.23%) Data Centre
18 64 (1.11%) Client/Server
19 60 (1.04%) NHS
19 60 (1.04%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 784 (13.62%) Linux
2 774 (13.44%) Unix
3 629 (10.92%) Windows
4 171 (2.97%) Windows Server
5 81 (1.41%) Windows Server 2012
6 73 (1.27%) Windows Server 2008
7 59 (1.02%) Solaris
8 45 (0.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 41 (0.71%) Windows Server 2003
10 35 (0.61%) Apple iOS
10 35 (0.61%) Windows 10
11 28 (0.49%) Android
12 25 (0.43%) Ubuntu
13 19 (0.33%) Windows 7
14 15 (0.26%) AIX
15 14 (0.24%) CentOS
15 14 (0.24%) FreeBSD
16 12 (0.21%) SUSE
17 11 (0.19%) CoreOS
17 11 (0.19%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 1687 (29.30%) Agile Software Development
2 813 (14.12%) Business Intelligence
3 601 (10.44%) TDD
4 587 (10.19%) ETL
5 580 (10.07%) Analytics
6 517 (8.98%) Data Modelling
7 510 (8.86%) Scrum
8 482 (8.37%) MVC
9 419 (7.28%) Test Automation
10 414 (7.19%) SDLC
11 407 (7.07%) Data Analysis
12 378 (6.56%) Migration
13 371 (6.44%) DevOps
14 351 (6.10%) OO
15 314 (5.45%) Continuous Integration
16 281 (4.88%) Multithreading
17 263 (4.57%) E-Commerce
18 262 (4.55%) CRM
19 258 (4.48%) Software Engineering
20 249 (4.32%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 1333 (23.15%) Java
2 1111 (19.29%) C#
3 875 (15.20%) JavaScript
4 767 (13.32%) Python
5 587 (10.19%) T-SQL
6 436 (7.57%) PL/SQL
7 324 (5.63%) C++
8 269 (4.67%) PowerShell
9 260 (4.52%) R
10 256 (4.45%) Shell Script
11 253 (4.39%) VBA
12 251 (4.36%) Perl
13 220 (3.82%) Scala
14 145 (2.52%) C
15 131 (2.28%) VB
16 125 (2.17%) Ruby
17 119 (2.07%) Bash Shell
18 84 (1.46%) VB.NET
19 83 (1.44%) PHP
20 58 (1.01%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 456 (7.92%) Degree
2 215 (3.73%) Security Cleared
3 165 (2.87%) SC Cleared
4 120 (2.08%) Computer Science Degree
5 59 (1.02%) ISEB
6 57 (0.99%) Microsoft Certification
7 48 (0.83%) ISTQB
8 44 (0.76%) Master's Degree
9 43 (0.75%) Numerate Degree
10 39 (0.68%) PhD
11 36 (0.63%) DV Cleared
12 26 (0.45%) MCSE
13 23 (0.40%) MCITP
14 22 (0.38%) Cisco Certification
15 19 (0.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 18 (0.31%) CCNA
17 16 (0.28%) CFA
18 15 (0.26%) PMP
19 13 (0.23%) CCNP
19 13 (0.23%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 243 (4.22%) QA
2 194 (3.37%) Data Quality
3 122 (2.12%) MiFID
4 58 (1.01%) EMIR
5 51 (0.89%) Dodd-Frank
6 48 (0.83%) SLA
7 30 (0.52%) PCI DSS
8 21 (0.36%) GDPR
9 18 (0.31%) IFRS
9 18 (0.31%) ISO 20022
10 17 (0.30%) IFRS 9
11 15 (0.26%) HL7
12 14 (0.24%) Solvency II
13 10 (0.17%) Disclosure Scotland
14 8 (0.14%) Basel III
14 8 (0.14%) WCAG
15 7 (0.12%) FATCA
15 7 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
16 6 (0.10%) GAAP
16 6 (0.10%) SEPA
System Software
1 168 (2.92%) Active Directory
2 130 (2.26%) Docker
3 75 (1.30%) VMware Infrastructure
4 61 (1.06%) Hyper-V
5 43 (0.75%) HDFS
6 29 (0.50%) Oracle RAC
7 19 (0.33%) Virtual Machines
7 19 (0.33%) VMware ESXi
8 18 (0.31%) Apache Flume
8 18 (0.31%) XenApp
9 15 (0.26%) NFS
10 13 (0.23%) Samba
11 12 (0.21%) Virtual Servers
12 10 (0.17%) Ceph
12 10 (0.17%) etcd
12 10 (0.17%) flannel
12 10 (0.17%) GlusterFS
12 10 (0.17%) SkyDNS
12 10 (0.17%) vSphere
13 9 (0.16%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 107 (1.86%) Puppet
2 81 (1.41%) Ansible
3 79 (1.37%) Opscode Chef
4 70 (1.22%) SCCM
5 65 (1.13%) Nagios
6 59 (1.02%) Control-M
7 54 (0.94%) SCOM
8 39 (0.68%) logstash
9 37 (0.64%) Kibana
10 32 (0.56%) HP Quality Center
11 30 (0.52%) Kubernetes
12 24 (0.42%) Graphite
13 21 (0.36%) Oozie
14 18 (0.31%) Hadoop YARN
15 17 (0.30%) Terraform
16 16 (0.28%) Grafana
16 16 (0.28%) TIBCO Hawk
17 14 (0.24%) HAProxy
17 14 (0.24%) Tivoli
18 13 (0.23%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 1153 (20.02%) Oracle
2 919 (15.96%) Microsoft
3 246 (4.27%) Sybase
4 245 (4.25%) Tableau
5 154 (2.67%) IBM
6 144 (2.50%) SAP
7 127 (2.21%) VMware
8 105 (1.82%) Salesforce.com
9 98 (1.70%) Informatica
10 96 (1.67%) Google
11 91 (1.58%) Teradata
12 87 (1.51%) HP
12 87 (1.51%) TIBCO
13 85 (1.48%) Bloomberg
14 69 (1.20%) Murex
15 64 (1.11%) Cloudera
16 56 (0.97%) Red Hat
17 55 (0.96%) Splunk
18 53 (0.92%) Cisco
18 53 (0.92%) Citrix
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