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 23 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
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
SQL (Structured Query Language)
England / London
Rank 6 5 5
Rank change year-on-year -1 0  
Contract jobs citing SQL 2653 3172 3330
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 13.81% 14.42% 15.94%
As % of the Programming Languages category 29.98% 33.95% 38.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 1893 2343 2364
Median daily rate £463 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.77% +2.85%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £370 £350
% change year-on-year -2.02% +5.71%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 18 19
Median hourly rate £43.50 £26.13 £20.31
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +66.50% +28.63%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.40 £17.05 £19.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.51 £46.50 £33.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £23.02 £30.00
% change year-on-year +73.76% -23.26%  

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 8850 9343 8742
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 46.07% 42.48% 41.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 6573 7006 6334
Median daily rate £485 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.10% +5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +4.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 68 54 45
Median hourly rate £45.00 £37.00 £27.37
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.62% +35.18%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.86 £17.51 £19.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £52.50 £54.00
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 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 23 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 23 March 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 23 March 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 -1 444 £475 +5.55% 254
Canary Wharf +4 33 £535 +11.45%
Kingston Upon Thames +1 17 £375 +10.78% 16
New Malden +3 15 - - 1
Croydon +11 12 £418 -4.57% 5
Heathrow +2 12 £360 +2.85%
Docklands, London -2 12 £400 -16.31% 1
Uxbridge +11 8 £363 +1.75% 1
West End of London +1 8 £475 +11.69% 25
Hammersmith +6 7 £456 +4.71%
Bromley +12 6 £550 +46.66% 1
Wimbledon +1 6 £275 -38.88% 1
Feltham -1 3 £325 -15.58%
Twickenham - 3 £350 - 5
Chessington 0 2 £300 -
Hounslow -1 2 - - 1
Greenwich - 2 £425 -
Stockley Park - 2 - -
Barnet - 2 £400 -
Hendon +1 1 £600 +50.00%
Southwark -2 1 £200 -20.00%
Hackney - 1 £325 -
SQL
England

SQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 23 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 London region with a requirement for SQL.

1 1680 (30.70%) Finance
2 1554 (28.39%) Agile Software Development
3 1536 (28.07%) SQL Server
4 1258 (22.99%) Java
5 1140 (20.83%) Oracle
6 1108 (20.24%) Banking
7 990 (18.09%) C#
8 923 (16.86%) Microsoft
9 912 (16.66%) .NET
10 869 (15.88%) JavaScript
11 767 (14.01%) Linux
12 765 (13.98%) Unix
13 761 (13.90%) Business Intelligence
14 716 (13.08%) Python
15 674 (12.32%) HTML
16 643 (11.75%) Windows
17 635 (11.60%) T-SQL
18 629 (11.49%) Data Warehouse
19 614 (11.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
20 609 (11.13%) ETL
21 602 (11.00%) XML
22 575 (10.51%) Analytical Skills
23 549 (10.03%) TDD
24 510 (9.32%) Data Modelling
25 507 (9.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
26 502 (9.17%) Analytics
27 479 (8.75%) CSS
28 474 (8.66%) MS Excel
29 467 (8.53%) Git (software)
30 455 (8.31%) Big Data

SQL
Top Related 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
1 226 (4.13%) Apache Spark
2 211 (3.86%) SharePoint
3 180 (3.29%) IIS
4 161 (2.94%) Apache
5 132 (2.41%) WebSphere
6 125 (2.28%) SAS
7 114 (2.08%) Confluence
7 114 (2.08%) Tomcat
8 102 (1.86%) Elasticsearch
9 79 (1.44%) Apache Pig
10 70 (1.28%) CMS
11 68 (1.24%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 66 (1.21%) WebLogic
13 50 (0.91%) BizTalk Server
14 49 (0.90%) JBoss
15 47 (0.86%) Adobe Experience Manager
16 44 (0.80%) Apache Solr
17 42 (0.77%) MS Exchange
18 39 (0.71%) Oracle Workflow
19 33 (0.60%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 474 (8.66%) MS Excel
2 126 (2.30%) MS Office
3 56 (1.02%) MS Visio
4 54 (0.99%) Spreadsheet
5 53 (0.97%) MS PowerPoint
6 21 (0.38%) MS Project
6 21 (0.38%) SPSS
7 5 (0.091%) LaTeX
8 4 (0.073%) HipChat
8 4 (0.073%) Mathematica
9 3 (0.055%) Adobe Illustrator
9 3 (0.055%) Doxygen
9 3 (0.055%) GNU Octave
9 3 (0.055%) InfoPath
9 3 (0.055%) Photoshop
9 3 (0.055%) S-PLUS
10 2 (0.037%) Weka
11 1 (0.018%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 1 (0.018%) Mingle
11 1 (0.018%) Stata
Business Applications
1 120 (2.19%) Dynamics CRM
2 43 (0.79%) Dynamics AX
3 29 (0.53%) Dynamics NAV
4 24 (0.44%) FastStats
5 20 (0.37%) Markit EDM
5 20 (0.37%) Oracle EBS
6 16 (0.29%) Adobe Campaign
6 16 (0.29%) Oracle EBS R12
7 15 (0.27%) Oracle Applications
8 14 (0.26%) SAP Hybris
9 13 (0.24%) Minerva
10 12 (0.22%) Oracle BPM
10 12 (0.22%) Sonata
11 11 (0.20%) Salesforce.com CRM
11 11 (0.20%) SimCorp Dimension
12 10 (0.18%) Unit4 Business World
13 9 (0.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
13 9 (0.16%) Workday HCM
14 8 (0.15%) Relativity
14 8 (0.15%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 353 (6.45%) Microsoft Azure
2 266 (4.86%) Amazon AWS
3 97 (1.77%) GitHub
4 93 (1.70%) Office 365
5 65 (1.19%) SaaS
6 60 (1.10%) PaaS
7 55 (1.00%) IaaS
8 38 (0.69%) Cloud Computing
9 34 (0.62%) Amazon EC2
9 34 (0.62%) Google Analytics
10 25 (0.46%) Amazon S3
10 25 (0.46%) Azure Active Directory
11 21 (0.38%) AWS CloudFormation
12 20 (0.37%) Amazon Kinesis
12 20 (0.37%) Google Cloud Platform
13 12 (0.22%) AWS Lambda
13 12 (0.22%) Data Lake Analytics
13 12 (0.22%) Yammer
14 11 (0.20%) Amazon SQS
15 9 (0.16%) Adobe Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 131 (2.39%) Firewall
2 121 (2.21%) DNS
3 106 (1.94%) HTTP
4 91 (1.66%) TCP/IP
5 76 (1.39%) VPN
6 72 (1.32%) Internet
7 71 (1.30%) DHCP
8 67 (1.22%) SAN
9 58 (1.06%) Network Security
10 52 (0.95%) WAN
11 47 (0.86%) LDAP
12 44 (0.80%) LAN
13 36 (0.66%) Kerberos
14 29 (0.53%) NAS
15 27 (0.49%) SSL
16 23 (0.42%) FTP
17 21 (0.38%) AMQP
17 21 (0.38%) Multicast
18 20 (0.37%) iSCSI
18 20 (0.37%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1536 (28.07%) SQL Server
2 629 (11.49%) Data Warehouse
3 614 (11.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 507 (9.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 455 (8.31%) Big Data
6 452 (8.26%) Relational Database
7 370 (6.76%) Hadoop
8 315 (5.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 314 (5.74%) NoSQL
10 313 (5.72%) Oracle Database
11 253 (4.62%) MySQL
12 232 (4.24%) SQL Server 2012
13 219 (4.00%) SQL Server 2008
14 193 (3.53%) Apache Hive
15 171 (3.12%) RDBMS
16 167 (3.05%) QlikView
17 153 (2.80%) MongoDB
18 150 (2.74%) DB2
19 139 (2.54%) Power BI
20 132 (2.41%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 467 (8.53%) Git (software)
2 366 (6.69%) JIRA
3 358 (6.54%) Jenkins
4 178 (3.25%) Team Foundation Server
5 166 (3.03%) JUnit
6 165 (3.01%) Maven
7 164 (3.00%) Selenium
8 157 (2.87%) Subversion
9 148 (2.70%) TeamCity
10 135 (2.47%) Cucumber
11 126 (2.30%) Visual Studio
12 92 (1.68%) Mockito
13 88 (1.61%) NUnit
14 70 (1.28%) Gradle
15 66 (1.21%) Ant
16 57 (1.04%) Talend Open Studio
17 54 (0.99%) SpecFlow
17 54 (0.99%) WebDriver
18 44 (0.80%) SoapUI
19 43 (0.79%) HP UFT
General
1 1680 (30.70%) Finance
2 1108 (20.24%) Banking
3 434 (7.93%) Investment Banking
4 384 (7.02%) Front Office
5 255 (4.66%) Retail
6 188 (3.44%) Marketing
7 125 (2.28%) Back Office
8 105 (1.92%) Financial Institution
9 92 (1.68%) Legal
10 69 (1.26%) Advertising
11 62 (1.13%) Telecoms
12 56 (1.02%) Games
13 52 (0.95%) Law
14 43 (0.79%) Retail Banking
15 30 (0.55%) Publishing
16 26 (0.48%) Corporate Banking
17 22 (0.40%) Pharmaceutical
18 19 (0.35%) Manufacturing
19 15 (0.27%) General Ledger
20 14 (0.26%) Billing
Job Titles
1 2519 (46.03%) Developer
2 1141 (20.85%) Analyst
3 590 (10.78%) SQL Developer
4 486 (8.88%) Java Developer
5 400 (7.31%) C# Developer
6 365 (6.67%) Architect
7 328 (5.99%) .NET Developer
8 307 (5.61%) Data Analyst
9 286 (5.23%) SQL Analyst
10 282 (5.15%) Senior Developer
11 267 (4.88%) Consultant
12 266 (4.86%) Business Analyst
13 200 (3.65%) C# .NET Developer
14 165 (3.01%) Business Intelligence Developer
15 154 (2.81%) DBA
16 148 (2.70%) Oracle Developer
17 145 (2.65%) Test Analyst
18 144 (2.63%) C++ Developer
19 136 (2.48%) Support Analyst
20 130 (2.38%) Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 912 (16.66%) .NET
2 674 (12.32%) HTML
3 602 (11.00%) XML
4 479 (8.75%) CSS
5 440 (8.04%) Web Services
6 357 (6.52%) AngularJS
6 357 (6.52%) Spring
7 304 (5.55%) ASP.NET
8 294 (5.37%) REST
9 285 (5.21%) SOAP
10 273 (4.99%) jQuery
11 272 (4.97%) JSON
12 253 (4.62%) HTML5
13 211 (3.86%) RESTful
14 202 (3.69%) Hibernate
15 176 (3.22%) .NET Framework
16 158 (2.89%) J2EE
17 147 (2.69%) WCF
18 143 (2.61%) JMS
19 141 (2.58%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 575 (10.51%) Analytical Skills
2 274 (5.01%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 217 (3.96%) Computer Science
4 205 (3.75%) Fixed Income
5 181 (3.31%) Derivative
6 157 (2.87%) Equities
7 152 (2.78%) Management Information System
8 151 (2.76%) Algorithms
9 115 (2.10%) Fintech
10 112 (2.05%) User Experience
11 104 (1.90%) Credit Risk
12 98 (1.79%) Data Structures
13 96 (1.75%) Data Centre
14 80 (1.46%) Enterprise Software
15 60 (1.10%) Replication
16 58 (1.06%) Market Risk
17 54 (0.99%) NHS
18 53 (0.97%) Clustering
18 53 (0.97%) Linux Command Line
19 47 (0.86%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 767 (14.01%) Linux
2 765 (13.98%) Unix
3 643 (11.75%) Windows
4 205 (3.75%) Windows Server
5 99 (1.81%) Windows Server 2012
6 91 (1.66%) Windows Server 2008
7 75 (1.37%) Solaris
8 60 (1.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 45 (0.82%) Windows 10
10 41 (0.75%) Windows Server 2003
11 35 (0.64%) Apple iOS
12 28 (0.51%) Android
13 23 (0.42%) Ubuntu
13 23 (0.42%) Windows 7
14 22 (0.40%) CentOS
15 18 (0.33%) AIX
16 17 (0.31%) FreeBSD
17 15 (0.27%) SUSE
18 12 (0.22%) OpenVMS
19 11 (0.20%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 1554 (28.39%) Agile Software Development
2 761 (13.90%) Business Intelligence
3 609 (11.13%) ETL
4 549 (10.03%) TDD
5 510 (9.32%) Data Modelling
6 502 (9.17%) Analytics
7 449 (8.20%) Scrum
8 410 (7.49%) Migration
9 402 (7.35%) SDLC
10 367 (6.71%) DevOps
11 365 (6.67%) MVC
12 361 (6.60%) OO
13 349 (6.38%) Data Analysis
14 287 (5.24%) Continuous Integration
15 280 (5.12%) BDD
16 254 (4.64%) CRM
16 254 (4.64%) Software Engineering
17 247 (4.51%) Business Analysis
18 240 (4.39%) E-Commerce
19 222 (4.06%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 1258 (22.99%) Java
2 990 (18.09%) C#
3 869 (15.88%) JavaScript
4 716 (13.08%) Python
5 635 (11.60%) T-SQL
6 416 (7.60%) PL/SQL
7 294 (5.37%) C++
8 270 (4.93%) Perl
9 262 (4.79%) PowerShell
10 251 (4.59%) Shell Script
11 239 (4.37%) R
12 237 (4.33%) Scala
13 211 (3.86%) VBA
14 131 (2.39%) Bash Shell
15 129 (2.36%) Ruby
15 129 (2.36%) VB
16 115 (2.10%) C
17 96 (1.75%) PHP
18 66 (1.21%) VB.NET
19 58 (1.06%) Korn
Qualifications
1 440 (8.04%) Degree
2 156 (2.85%) Security Cleared
3 105 (1.92%) SC Cleared
4 58 (1.06%) ISEB
5 50 (0.91%) PhD
6 45 (0.82%) ISTQB
7 41 (0.75%) Microsoft Certification
8 26 (0.48%) Cisco Certification
8 26 (0.48%) DV Cleared
9 19 (0.35%) MCSE
10 18 (0.33%) CCNP
11 17 (0.31%) CCNA
12 14 (0.26%) CISSP
13 13 (0.24%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 13 (0.24%) Sun Certification
14 11 (0.20%) CTC Cleared
14 11 (0.20%) MCITP
15 9 (0.16%) CFA
15 9 (0.16%) CISM
15 9 (0.16%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 269 (4.92%) QA
2 222 (4.06%) Data Quality
3 87 (1.59%) MiFID
4 45 (0.82%) SLA
5 44 (0.80%) EMIR
6 39 (0.71%) Dodd-Frank
7 24 (0.44%) PCI DSS
8 18 (0.33%) FATCA
9 15 (0.27%) IFRS
9 15 (0.27%) IFRS 9
9 15 (0.27%) ISO20022
10 14 (0.26%) Basel III
11 12 (0.22%) Solvency II
12 10 (0.18%) Disclosure Scotland
12 10 (0.18%) PMO
12 10 (0.18%) SEPA
13 7 (0.13%) HL7
13 7 (0.13%) SDET
14 5 (0.091%) CRD IV
14 5 (0.091%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 247 (4.51%) Active Directory
2 127 (2.32%) Docker
3 106 (1.94%) VMware Infrastructure
4 67 (1.22%) Hyper-V
5 49 (0.90%) HDFS
6 42 (0.77%) Oracle RAC
7 31 (0.57%) Virtual Machines
8 27 (0.49%) NFS
9 21 (0.38%) VMware ESXi
10 19 (0.35%) XenApp
11 18 (0.33%) Samba
12 16 (0.29%) Apache Flume
13 13 (0.24%) SRDF
14 12 (0.22%) RACF
14 12 (0.22%) Virtual Servers
15 11 (0.20%) KVM
16 10 (0.18%) vSphere
16 10 (0.18%) Xen
17 9 (0.16%) Snort
18 8 (0.15%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 136 (2.48%) Puppet
2 113 (2.06%) Ansible
3 106 (1.94%) Opscode Chef
4 90 (1.64%) SCCM
5 87 (1.59%) SCOM
6 70 (1.28%) Nagios
7 66 (1.21%) Control-M
8 53 (0.97%) HP Quality Center
9 27 (0.49%) Microsoft Intune
10 25 (0.46%) Hadoop YARN
10 25 (0.46%) Kibana
11 23 (0.42%) Oozie
12 22 (0.40%) ITRS Geneos
12 22 (0.40%) logstash
13 20 (0.37%) Oracle RMAN
14 16 (0.29%) Data Guard
15 15 (0.27%) Tivoli
16 14 (0.26%) Grafana
17 11 (0.20%) Kubernetes
17 11 (0.20%) Oracle ZFS
Vendors
1 1140 (20.83%) Oracle
2 923 (16.86%) Microsoft
3 266 (4.86%) Sybase
4 226 (4.13%) Tableau
5 166 (3.03%) VMware
6 159 (2.91%) SAP
7 148 (2.70%) IBM
8 129 (2.36%) Teradata
9 108 (1.97%) Adobe
10 104 (1.90%) Salesforce.com
11 101 (1.85%) HP
12 88 (1.61%) Informatica
13 81 (1.48%) Cisco
14 74 (1.35%) Google
15 68 (1.24%) Bloomberg
16 65 (1.19%) Red Hat
16 65 (1.19%) Splunk
17 62 (1.13%) Murex
18 60 (1.10%) Solace
19 57 (1.04%) Talend
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