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 30 April 2016 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 11 14 18
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +4
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 13 14 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Canary Wharf 10.16% 10.53% 3.03%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 37.14% 42.42% 16.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 14 0
Average daily rate £480 £500 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £32.30 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-10.21% +2.53%
SQL Server
London

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
35 33 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Canary Wharf 27.34% 24.81% 18.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 25 14
Average daily rate £480 £493 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.53% -10.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £300 £450
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £533 £590
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £28.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -7.14%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Canary Wharf

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SQL Server across the Canary Wharf region over the 3 months to 30 April 2016.

SQL Server Daily Rate Histogram 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 30 April 2016, 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 15 (71.43%) Finance
2 12 (57.14%) SQL
3 11 (52.38%) C#
4 9 (42.86%) .NET
4 9 (42.86%) Oracle
5 8 (38.10%) Microsoft
5 8 (38.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 7 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (33.33%) Banking
6 7 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
6 7 (33.33%) Data Modelling
6 7 (33.33%) ETL
7 6 (28.57%) Business Intelligence
7 6 (28.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 6 (28.57%) Performance Tuning
8 5 (23.81%) Analytical Skills
8 5 (23.81%) Multithreading
8 5 (23.81%) Front Office
9 4 (19.05%) Disaster Recovery
9 4 (19.05%) MS Excel
9 4 (19.05%) RDBMS
9 4 (19.05%) Java
9 4 (19.05%) DB2
9 4 (19.05%) OO
9 4 (19.05%) Continuous Integration
9 4 (19.05%) WPF
9 4 (19.05%) ETL Development
9 4 (19.05%) Relational Database
9 4 (19.05%) SQL Server 2012
9 4 (19.05%) Low Latency

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Canary Wharf by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 (4.76%) JBoss
1 1 (4.76%) MQSeries
1 1 (4.76%) Tomcat
1 1 (4.76%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (19.05%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.76%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (9.52%) Endur
2 1 (4.76%) Global One
2 1 (4.76%) SAP HR
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (38.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 7 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (28.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (19.05%) DB2
4 4 (19.05%) RDBMS
4 4 (19.05%) Relational Database
4 4 (19.05%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (9.52%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (9.52%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (9.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (4.76%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (4.76%) Big Data
6 1 (4.76%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
6 1 (4.76%) Data Mart
6 1 (4.76%) HBase
6 1 (4.76%) MySQL
6 1 (4.76%) Oracle Database
6 1 (4.76%) QlikView
6 1 (4.76%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (4.76%) UniData
Development Applications
1 4 (19.05%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (14.29%) SpecFlow
3 2 (9.52%) Artifactory
3 2 (9.52%) Jenkins
4 1 (4.76%) Cucumber
4 1 (4.76%) Eclipse
4 1 (4.76%) Git (software)
4 1 (4.76%) JIRA
4 1 (4.76%) JUnit
4 1 (4.76%) Log4j
4 1 (4.76%) Maven
4 1 (4.76%) MSBuild
4 1 (4.76%) NUnit
4 1 (4.76%) Selenium
4 1 (4.76%) Sonatype Nexus
4 1 (4.76%) Visual Studio
General
1 15 (71.43%) Finance
2 7 (33.33%) Banking
3 5 (23.81%) Front Office
4 2 (9.52%) Marketing
4 2 (9.52%) Retail
5 1 (4.76%) Back Office
5 1 (4.76%) General Ledger
5 1 (4.76%) Investment Banking
5 1 (4.76%) Legal
Job Titles
1 15 (71.43%) Developer
2 7 (33.33%) SQL Developer
3 5 (23.81%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 5 (23.81%) Senior Developer
3 5 (23.81%) SQL BI Developer
3 5 (23.81%) SSIS Developer
4 4 (19.05%) C# Developer
4 4 (19.05%) ETL Developer
4 4 (19.05%) Senior Business Intelligence Developer
4 4 (19.05%) Senior ETL Developer
4 4 (19.05%) Senior SQL Developer
4 4 (19.05%) Senior SQL Server Developer
4 4 (19.05%) SQL Server BI Developer
4 4 (19.05%) SQL Server Developer
4 4 (19.05%) SSRS Developer
5 3 (14.29%) Front Office Developer
6 2 (9.52%) Administrator
6 2 (9.52%) C++ Developer
6 2 (9.52%) SQL DBA
6 2 (9.52%) SQL Server DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (42.86%) .NET
2 4 (19.05%) WPF
3 3 (14.29%) WCF
4 2 (9.52%) ASP.NET
4 2 (9.52%) ATL
4 2 (9.52%) Boost C++ Libraries
4 2 (9.52%) MFC
4 2 (9.52%) STL
4 2 (9.52%) Task Parallel Library
4 2 (9.52%) Unity DI Container
4 2 (9.52%) Web Services
5 1 (4.76%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (4.76%) Entity Framework
5 1 (4.76%) GWT
5 1 (4.76%) HornetQ
5 1 (4.76%) JDBC
5 1 (4.76%) JSP
5 1 (4.76%) Managed Extensibility Framework
5 1 (4.76%) Reactive Extensions
5 1 (4.76%) Spring.NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (23.81%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (14.29%) Derivative
3 2 (9.52%) Management Information System
4 1 (4.76%) Clustering
4 1 (4.76%) Data Integration
4 1 (4.76%) Equities
4 1 (4.76%) Equity Derivative
4 1 (4.76%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 3 (14.29%) Windows
2 1 (4.76%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (33.33%) Data Modelling
1 7 (33.33%) ETL
2 6 (28.57%) Business Intelligence
2 6 (28.57%) Performance Tuning
3 5 (23.81%) Multithreading
4 4 (19.05%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (19.05%) Disaster Recovery
4 4 (19.05%) ETL Development
4 4 (19.05%) High Availability
4 4 (19.05%) Low Latency
4 4 (19.05%) OO
5 3 (14.29%) Automated Testing
5 3 (14.29%) OOP
5 3 (14.29%) Scrum
6 2 (9.52%) Data Management
6 2 (9.52%) DevOps
6 2 (9.52%) Risk Management
6 2 (9.52%) SQL Optimisation
6 2 (9.52%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (57.14%) SQL
2 11 (52.38%) C#
3 4 (19.05%) Java
4 3 (14.29%) Perl
5 2 (9.52%) C++
5 2 (9.52%) T-SQL
5 2 (9.52%) VB
5 2 (9.52%) VC++
5 2 (9.52%) XAML
6 1 (4.76%) JavaScript
6 1 (4.76%) MATLAB
6 1 (4.76%) PL/SQL
6 1 (4.76%) VB.NET
6 1 (4.76%) VBA
6 1 (4.76%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1 (4.76%) Degree
1 1 (4.76%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.76%) Data Quality
1 1 (4.76%) QA
System Software
1 2 (9.52%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (9.52%) Ansible
1 2 (9.52%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (9.52%) Puppet
2 1 (4.76%) Control-M
2 1 (4.76%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 9 (42.86%) Oracle
2 8 (38.10%) Microsoft
3 2 (9.52%) OpenLink
3 2 (9.52%) Sybase
4 1 (4.76%) Informatica
4 1 (4.76%) Infragistics
4 1 (4.76%) MicroStrategy
4 1 (4.76%) SAP
4 1 (4.76%) Sencha