The table below looks at the statistics for SQL Server skills in IT contracts advertised for the Canary Wharf region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SQL Server over the 3 months to 21 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 20 38 14
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -24
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2 2 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Canary Wharf 1.82% 1.02% 11.60%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 11.11% 5.41% 39.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 37
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£150 £580 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-74.13% +5.45%
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +10.00%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Database & Business Intelligence category in contract jobs advertised in the Canary Wharf region.

Database & Business Intelligence Category
Canary Wharf
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
18 37 119
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Canary Wharf 16.36% 18.78% 29.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 30 85
Average daily rate £450 £563 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +2.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £418 £418 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £650 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £330 £338
% change year-on-year
+9.84% -2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.36 £31.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+5.91% +3.27%

SQL Server
Jobs Demand Trend in Canary Wharf

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server across the Canary Wharf region as a proportion of the total demand within the Database & Business Intelligence category.

SQL Server Jobs Demand Trend in Canary Wharf

SQL Server
Daily Rate Trend in Canary Wharf

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SQL Server across the Canary Wharf region.

SQL Server Daily Rate Trend in Canary Wharf

SQL Server
Hourly Rate Trend in Canary Wharf

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server across the Canary Wharf region.

SQL Server Hourly Rate Trend in Canary Wharf

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Canary Wharf

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Canary Wharf region citing SQL Server also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SQL Server.

1 6 (60.00%) Finance
1 6 (60.00%) SQL
1 6 (60.00%) Oracle
1 6 (60.00%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (50.00%) ETL
2 5 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
2 5 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (40.00%) Degree
3 4 (40.00%) JSON
3 4 (40.00%) Cognos TM1
3 4 (40.00%) FTP
3 4 (40.00%) HTTP
3 4 (40.00%) Data Modelling
3 4 (40.00%) Computer Science
3 4 (40.00%) Data Integration
3 4 (40.00%) Big Data
3 4 (40.00%) Cognos
3 4 (40.00%) XML
3 4 (40.00%) Oracle ODI
3 4 (40.00%) Data Transformation
4 2 (20.00%) Analytics
4 2 (20.00%) Banking
4 2 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (20.00%) Waterfall
5 1 (10.00%) TDD
5 1 (10.00%) Pair Programming
5 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (10.00%) Investment Banking
5 1 (10.00%) Software Engineering

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Canary Wharf by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Canary Wharf region citing SQL Server also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SQL Server. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (10.00%) SAS
Business Applications
1 4 (40.00%) Cognos TM1
Cloud Services
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (40.00%) FTP
1 4 (40.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 4 (40.00%) Big Data
2 4 (40.00%) Oracle ODI
3 2 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle Forms
General
1 6 (60.00%) Finance
2 2 (20.00%) Banking
3 1 (10.00%) Investment Banking
3 1 (10.00%) Marketing
3 1 (10.00%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 7 (70.00%) Developer
2 4 (40.00%) ETL Developer
3 2 (20.00%) SQL Server Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Project Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Contracts Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Customer Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Data Integration Developer
4 1 (10.00%) C# .NET Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) DBA
4 1 (10.00%) Senior Developer
4 1 (10.00%) .NET Developer
4 1 (10.00%) C# Developer
4 1 (10.00%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (40.00%) XML
1 4 (40.00%) JSON
2 1 (10.00%) WCF
2 1 (10.00%) WF
2 1 (10.00%) jQuery
2 1 (10.00%) HTML5
2 1 (10.00%) CSS3
2 1 (10.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 1 (10.00%) HTML
2 1 (10.00%) .NET
2 1 (10.00%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 6 (60.00%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (40.00%) Computer Science
2 4 (40.00%) Data Integration
3 1 (10.00%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) ETL
1 5 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
1 5 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (40.00%) Data Transformation
2 4 (40.00%) Data Modelling
3 2 (20.00%) Waterfall
3 2 (20.00%) Analytics
4 1 (10.00%) User Stories
4 1 (10.00%) OOP
4 1 (10.00%) OO
4 1 (10.00%) BDD
4 1 (10.00%) ATDD
4 1 (10.00%) Data Analytics
4 1 (10.00%) Risk Analytics
4 1 (10.00%) TDD
4 1 (10.00%) Pair Programming
4 1 (10.00%) Software Engineering
4 1 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (10.00%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (60.00%) SQL
2 1 (10.00%) VBA
2 1 (10.00%) Python
2 1 (10.00%) C
2 1 (10.00%) C#
2 1 (10.00%) Java
2 1 (10.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 4 (40.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) Solvency II
Vendors
1 6 (60.00%) Oracle
2 4 (40.00%) Cognos
3 1 (10.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (10.00%) Teradata