Period
to 20 November 2017

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 20 November 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
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 7 6 6
Rank change year-on-year -1 0 -1
Contract jobs citing SQL 6772 5912 7195
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 14.51% 13.26% 15.34%
As % of the Programming Languages category 29.82% 29.73% 35.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 4907 4272 5272
London median daily rate £490 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.89% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £319 £305 £288
90th Percentile £638 £625 £625
England median daily rate £438 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +9.38% - +6.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 36 64
London median hourly rate £22.50 £29.69 £20.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -24.22% +42.98% -20.90%
10th Percentile £15.93 £16.82 £14.37
90th Percentile £58.75 £65.00 £49.25
England median hourly rate £27.50 £28.50 £27.89
% change year-on-year -3.51% +2.19% +11.56%

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 22710 19885 20374
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 48.66% 44.61% 43.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 17204 14874 15199
London median daily rate £500 £468 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.95% +3.89% +5.88%
10th Percentile £350 £313 £305
90th Percentile £669 £633 £638
England median daily rate £460 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +8.24% +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 155 113 144
London median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +40.00% -14.50%
10th Percentile £18.02 £16.70 £13.65
90th Percentile £52.30 £57.38 £52.17
England median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +25.00%

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 20 November 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 6 months to 20 November 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 6 months to 20 November 2017. 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 -2 1307 £500 +11.11% 285
West London -5 217 £425 +13.33% 57
South London -9 168 £425 +12.21% 24
East London +1 118 £489 +13.66% 28
North London -4 22 £360 +2.86% 13
SQL
England

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 2064 (30.48%) Agile Software Development
2 1962 (28.97%) Finance
3 1811 (26.74%) Java
4 1677 (24.76%) SQL Server
5 1452 (21.44%) C#
6 1378 (20.35%) Banking
7 1268 (18.72%) .NET
8 1247 (18.41%) Oracle
9 1046 (15.45%) JavaScript
10 1026 (15.15%) Python
11 1006 (14.86%) Microsoft
12 947 (13.98%) Linux
13 905 (13.36%) Business Intelligence
14 820 (12.11%) Unix
15 788 (11.64%) HTML
16 735 (10.85%) Analytical Skills
17 726 (10.72%) Windows
17 726 (10.72%) ETL
18 719 (10.62%) TDD
19 676 (9.98%) T-SQL
20 669 (9.88%) Data Warehouse
21 650 (9.60%) Front Office
22 635 (9.38%) Web Services
23 634 (9.36%) Analytics
24 610 (9.01%) Investment Banking
25 607 (8.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
25 607 (8.96%) AngularJS
26 606 (8.95%) XML
27 593 (8.76%) Relational Database
28 569 (8.40%) Scrum

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
1 293 (4.33%) Apache Spark
2 211 (3.12%) SharePoint
3 162 (2.39%) Confluence
4 146 (2.16%) Apache
5 145 (2.14%) IIS
6 139 (2.05%) Elasticsearch
7 120 (1.77%) SAS
8 100 (1.48%) Tomcat
9 91 (1.34%) JBoss
10 87 (1.28%) CMS
10 87 (1.28%) WebSphere
11 73 (1.08%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 57 (0.84%) Apache Solr
13 53 (0.78%) WebLogic
14 48 (0.71%) MS Exchange
15 39 (0.58%) Oracle Workflow
16 37 (0.55%) BizTalk Server
17 33 (0.49%) Umbraco
18 27 (0.40%) Apache Pig
19 26 (0.38%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 522 (7.71%) Microsoft Excel
2 147 (2.17%) Microsoft Office
3 70 (1.03%) MS Visio
4 63 (0.93%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 30 (0.44%) Spreadsheet
6 19 (0.28%) SPSS
7 17 (0.25%) Microsoft Project
8 8 (0.12%) Stata
9 7 (0.10%) SmartSuite
10 6 (0.089%) Photoshop
11 4 (0.059%) Mingle
12 3 (0.044%) InfoPath
12 3 (0.044%) Weka
13 1 (0.015%) Adobe Illustrator
13 1 (0.015%) Doxygen
13 1 (0.015%) Gephi
13 1 (0.015%) InDesign
13 1 (0.015%) Vectorworks
Business Applications
1 150 (2.22%) Dynamics CRM
2 127 (1.88%) Markit EDM
3 53 (0.78%) ION MarketView
4 41 (0.61%) Dynamics AX
4 41 (0.61%) Oracle EBS
5 25 (0.37%) Unit4 Business World
6 23 (0.34%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 22 (0.32%) Oracle Payables
8 21 (0.31%) Oracle EBS R12
9 19 (0.28%) SAP Hybris
10 17 (0.25%) Oracle Receivables
10 17 (0.25%) RMDS
11 16 (0.24%) Oracle BPM
12 15 (0.22%) Adobe Campaign
12 15 (0.22%) Dynamics NAV
12 15 (0.22%) Eagle PACE
12 15 (0.22%) Oracle Assets
13 14 (0.21%) Oracle Cash Management
13 14 (0.21%) Oracle General Ledger
13 14 (0.21%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 540 (7.97%) Amazon AWS
2 459 (6.78%) Microsoft Azure
3 85 (1.26%) GitHub
4 78 (1.15%) Office 365
5 70 (1.03%) Google Cloud Platform
6 69 (1.02%) PaaS
7 63 (0.93%) SaaS
8 56 (0.83%) Amazon S3
9 49 (0.72%) Serverless
10 46 (0.68%) IaaS
11 40 (0.59%) Cloud Computing
12 38 (0.56%) Amazon EMR
13 37 (0.55%) Amazon EC2
13 37 (0.55%) Google Analytics
14 36 (0.53%) Dynamics 365
15 35 (0.52%) AWS Lambda
16 29 (0.43%) Amazon Kinesis
17 26 (0.38%) Azure Active Directory
18 24 (0.35%) OpenShift
19 21 (0.31%) Adobe Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 128 (1.89%) Firewall
2 100 (1.48%) TCP/IP
3 92 (1.36%) HTTP
4 68 (1.00%) Internet
4 68 (1.00%) SAN
5 67 (0.99%) LAN
6 65 (0.96%) DNS
7 61 (0.90%) LDAP
8 56 (0.83%) WAN
9 42 (0.62%) VPN
10 39 (0.58%) DHCP
11 32 (0.47%) Network Security
11 32 (0.47%) SMS
11 32 (0.47%) SSL
12 30 (0.44%) FTP
13 24 (0.35%) Skype
14 22 (0.32%) Intranet
14 22 (0.32%) Kerberos
15 16 (0.24%) NAS
16 15 (0.22%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1677 (24.76%) SQL Server
2 669 (9.88%) Data Warehouse
3 607 (8.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 593 (8.76%) Relational Database
5 548 (8.09%) NoSQL
6 496 (7.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 462 (6.82%) Big Data
8 388 (5.73%) Hadoop
9 319 (4.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 318 (4.70%) Oracle Database
11 296 (4.37%) MongoDB
12 253 (3.74%) MySQL
13 245 (3.62%) RDBMS
14 239 (3.53%) PostgreSQL
15 196 (2.89%) SQL Server 2012
16 193 (2.85%) Power BI
16 193 (2.85%) SQL Server 2008
17 149 (2.20%) Apache Hive
18 147 (2.17%) BusinessObjects
19 146 (2.16%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 502 (7.41%) Git (software)
2 479 (7.07%) JIRA
3 344 (5.08%) Jenkins
4 216 (3.19%) Team Foundation Server
5 213 (3.15%) Maven
6 209 (3.09%) Selenium
7 183 (2.70%) Subversion
7 183 (2.70%) TeamCity
8 146 (2.16%) JUnit
9 145 (2.14%) Visual Studio
10 142 (2.10%) Cucumber
11 115 (1.70%) NUnit
12 96 (1.42%) Mockito
13 79 (1.17%) Eclipse
14 77 (1.14%) IntelliJ
15 60 (0.89%) Ant
15 60 (0.89%) SoapUI
15 60 (0.89%) SpecFlow
16 57 (0.84%) MSTest
17 54 (0.80%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 1962 (28.97%) Finance
2 1378 (20.35%) Banking
3 650 (9.60%) Front Office
4 610 (9.01%) Investment Banking
5 251 (3.71%) Retail
6 232 (3.43%) Marketing
7 157 (2.32%) Financial Institution
8 111 (1.64%) Back Office
9 101 (1.49%) Games
9 101 (1.49%) Telecoms
10 97 (1.43%) Legal
11 68 (1.00%) Advertising
12 66 (0.97%) Retail Banking
13 51 (0.75%) Manufacturing
14 48 (0.71%) Law
15 42 (0.62%) Publishing
16 39 (0.58%) Electronics
17 31 (0.46%) Pharmaceutical
18 26 (0.38%) Prime Brokerage
18 26 (0.38%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 3380 (49.91%) Developer
2 1394 (20.58%) Analyst
3 749 (11.06%) SQL Developer
4 732 (10.81%) Java Developer
5 703 (10.38%) C# Developer
6 494 (7.29%) .NET Developer
7 403 (5.95%) Senior Developer
8 391 (5.77%) Business Analyst
9 344 (5.08%) Data Analyst
10 302 (4.46%) C# .NET Developer
11 292 (4.31%) Consultant
12 245 (3.62%) SQL Analyst
13 233 (3.44%) Architect
14 198 (2.92%) Business Intelligence Developer
15 195 (2.88%) Support Analyst
16 185 (2.73%) DBA
17 183 (2.70%) Full Stack Developer
18 178 (2.63%) Python Developer
19 176 (2.60%) Test Analyst
20 171 (2.53%) Angular Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1268 (18.72%) .NET
2 788 (11.64%) HTML
3 635 (9.38%) Web Services
4 607 (8.96%) AngularJS
5 606 (8.95%) XML
6 520 (7.68%) Spring
7 486 (7.18%) CSS
8 443 (6.54%) ASP.NET
9 365 (5.39%) REST
10 339 (5.01%) RESTful
11 323 (4.77%) JSON
12 320 (4.73%) HTML5
13 304 (4.49%) jQuery
14 282 (4.16%) WCF
15 271 (4.00%) ASP.NET MVC
16 246 (3.63%) Node.js
17 237 (3.50%) .NET Framework
18 226 (3.34%) Hibernate
19 223 (3.29%) WPF
20 206 (3.04%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 735 (10.85%) Analytical Skills
2 370 (5.46%) Fixed Income
3 332 (4.90%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 330 (4.87%) Computer Science
5 308 (4.55%) Equities
6 295 (4.36%) Derivative
7 276 (4.08%) Greenfield Project
8 203 (3.00%) Data Structures
9 162 (2.39%) Algorithms
10 143 (2.11%) Market Risk
11 135 (1.99%) Credit Risk
12 125 (1.85%) User Experience
13 122 (1.80%) Management Information System
14 120 (1.77%) Fintech
15 100 (1.48%) Enterprise Software
16 92 (1.36%) Mobile App
17 88 (1.30%) Hedge funds
18 80 (1.18%) Replication
18 80 (1.18%) Virtual Team
19 63 (0.93%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 947 (13.98%) Linux
2 820 (12.11%) Unix
3 726 (10.72%) Windows
4 184 (2.72%) Windows Server
5 78 (1.15%) Solaris
6 75 (1.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 74 (1.09%) Windows Server 2012
8 67 (0.99%) Android
9 63 (0.93%) Windows Server 2008
10 54 (0.80%) Apple iOS
11 33 (0.49%) Windows Server 2003
12 25 (0.37%) Windows 7
13 24 (0.35%) CentOS
14 22 (0.32%) Windows 10
15 20 (0.30%) Mac OS X
16 11 (0.16%) AIX
17 10 (0.15%) SUSE
17 10 (0.15%) Ubuntu
17 10 (0.15%) Windows 8
18 9 (0.13%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2064 (30.48%) Agile Software Development
2 905 (13.36%) Business Intelligence
3 726 (10.72%) ETL
4 719 (10.62%) TDD
5 634 (9.36%) Analytics
6 569 (8.40%) Scrum
7 557 (8.23%) Data Modelling
8 553 (8.17%) MVC
9 486 (7.18%) SDLC
10 482 (7.12%) Continuous Integration
11 466 (6.88%) Test Automation
12 465 (6.87%) Migration
13 441 (6.51%) DevOps
14 426 (6.29%) Data Analysis
15 394 (5.82%) BDD
16 386 (5.70%) OO
17 378 (5.58%) Multithreading
18 322 (4.75%) Software Engineering
19 302 (4.46%) E-Commerce
20 301 (4.44%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 1811 (26.74%) Java
2 1452 (21.44%) C#
3 1046 (15.45%) JavaScript
4 1026 (15.15%) Python
5 676 (9.98%) T-SQL
6 493 (7.28%) PL/SQL
7 347 (5.12%) C++
8 311 (4.59%) VBA
9 266 (3.93%) R
10 256 (3.78%) Scala
11 252 (3.72%) PowerShell
12 238 (3.51%) Perl
13 237 (3.50%) Shell Script
14 137 (2.02%) Bash Shell
15 135 (1.99%) VB.NET
16 130 (1.92%) VB
17 112 (1.65%) C
18 107 (1.58%) PHP
19 90 (1.33%) Ruby
20 87 (1.28%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 475 (7.01%) Degree
2 253 (3.74%) Security Cleared
3 158 (2.33%) SC Cleared
4 120 (1.77%) Computer Science Degree
5 74 (1.09%) ISEB
6 70 (1.03%) Microsoft Certification
7 58 (0.86%) ISTQB
8 56 (0.83%) DV Cleared
9 53 (0.78%) Master's Degree
10 44 (0.65%) Numerate Degree
11 36 (0.53%) MCSE
12 34 (0.50%) PhD
13 33 (0.49%) MCITP
14 18 (0.27%) MCTS
15 17 (0.25%) Cisco Certification
15 17 (0.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 16 (0.24%) CTC Cleared
17 14 (0.21%) PMP
18 13 (0.19%) CCNA
18 13 (0.19%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 321 (4.74%) QA
2 223 (3.29%) Data Quality
3 161 (2.38%) MiFID
4 51 (0.75%) GDPR
5 49 (0.72%) EMIR
6 43 (0.63%) SLA
7 21 (0.31%) Solvency II
8 18 (0.27%) Dodd-Frank
9 12 (0.18%) IFRS
10 9 (0.13%) Actionable Recommendations
10 9 (0.13%) GAAP
10 9 (0.13%) IFRS 9
10 9 (0.13%) SEPA
11 8 (0.12%) Basel II
11 8 (0.12%) GCP
11 8 (0.12%) PMO
12 7 (0.10%) Basel III
12 7 (0.10%) Disclosure Scotland
13 6 (0.089%) ISO/IEC 27001
13 6 (0.089%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 225 (3.32%) Active Directory
2 168 (2.48%) Docker
3 92 (1.36%) VMware Infrastructure
4 56 (0.83%) HDFS
5 39 (0.58%) Hyper-V
6 37 (0.55%) Apache Flume
6 37 (0.55%) VMware ESXi
7 32 (0.47%) Oracle RAC
8 25 (0.37%) XenApp
9 18 (0.27%) Oracle Clusterware
10 15 (0.22%) vSphere
11 14 (0.21%) Virtual Servers
12 12 (0.18%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 7 (0.10%) Virtual Machines
13 7 (0.10%) XenDesktop
14 6 (0.089%) Ceph
14 6 (0.089%) etcd
14 6 (0.089%) NFS
14 6 (0.089%) Terminal Services
14 6 (0.089%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 114 (1.68%) Ansible
2 104 (1.54%) Puppet
3 70 (1.03%) Opscode Chef
4 66 (0.97%) Kubernetes
5 63 (0.93%) Kibana
6 61 (0.90%) logstash
7 50 (0.74%) Control-M
7 50 (0.74%) Grafana
8 46 (0.68%) HP Quality Center
9 40 (0.59%) SCOM
10 39 (0.58%) SCCM
11 38 (0.56%) Oozie
12 36 (0.53%) Terraform
13 33 (0.49%) TIBCO Hawk
14 29 (0.43%) Hadoop YARN
15 28 (0.41%) Data Guard
16 27 (0.40%) Nagios
16 27 (0.40%) Oracle RMAN
17 26 (0.38%) Ambari
18 24 (0.35%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 1247 (18.41%) Oracle
2 1006 (14.86%) Microsoft
3 319 (4.71%) Tableau
4 272 (4.02%) Sybase
5 166 (2.45%) TIBCO
6 151 (2.23%) VMware
7 146 (2.16%) SAP
8 137 (2.02%) IBM
9 135 (1.99%) Google
10 121 (1.79%) Salesforce.com
11 117 (1.73%) Splunk
12 114 (1.68%) Informatica
13 110 (1.62%) AppDynamics
14 91 (1.34%) HP
15 85 (1.26%) Bloomberg
16 79 (1.17%) ION Trading
17 69 (1.02%) Cisco
17 69 (1.02%) Solace
18 68 (1.00%) Citrix
18 68 (1.00%) ServiceNow