The table below looks at the statistics for SQL Server skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SQL Server over the 3 months to 8 February 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.

Location
3 months to
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 9 10 10
Rank change year-on-year
+1 0
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 323 514 644
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 10.25% 10.00% 11.02%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 37.56% 42.62% 44.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 262 426 470
Average daily rate £450 £408 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.36% -4.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £281 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £29.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £28.69 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-21.57% -4.36%
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 City of London region.

Database & Business Intelligence Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
860 1206 1439
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 27.30% 23.47% 24.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 683 954 1059
Average daily rate £475 £428 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -2.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £300 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.04% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 9
Average hourly rate £55.00 £36.00 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+52.77% +16.12%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £32.50 £27.75
% change year-on-year
-10.76% +17.11%

SQL Server
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

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

SQL Server Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

SQL Server
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

SQL Server Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

SQL Server
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SQL Server across the City of London region over the 3 months to 8 February 2016.

SQL Server Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

SQL Server
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

SQL Server Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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.

1 447 (64.88%) SQL
2 250 (36.28%) C#
3 247 (35.85%) Finance
4 244 (35.41%) .NET
5 235 (34.11%) Microsoft
6 218 (31.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 197 (28.59%) T-SQL
8 179 (25.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 166 (24.09%) SQL Server 2008
10 165 (23.95%) Agile Software Development
11 157 (22.79%) Oracle
12 154 (22.35%) Windows
13 152 (22.06%) Business Intelligence
14 146 (21.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 145 (21.04%) Banking
16 128 (18.58%) SQL Server 2012
17 126 (18.29%) Data Warehouse
18 120 (17.42%) ASP.NET
19 105 (15.24%) MS Excel
20 97 (14.08%) MVC
21 86 (12.48%) ETL
22 77 (11.18%) TDD
22 77 (11.18%) Windows Server
23 76 (11.03%) .NET Framework
24 72 (10.45%) JavaScript
25 70 (10.16%) Investment Banking
25 70 (10.16%) ASP.NET MVC
26 66 (9.58%) Linux
26 66 (9.58%) WCF
27 65 (9.43%) Degree

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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 42 (6.10%) IIS
2 38 (5.52%) SharePoint
3 16 (2.32%) MS Exchange
4 14 (2.03%) CMS
5 10 (1.45%) Tomcat
6 9 (1.31%) JBoss
7 7 (1.02%) Apache
7 7 (1.02%) BizTalk Server
7 7 (1.02%) WebLogic
8 6 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2007
8 6 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2010
8 6 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2013
8 6 (0.87%) Node.js
8 6 (0.87%) SharePoint 2010
9 5 (0.73%) SharePoint 2013
9 5 (0.73%) Skype for Business
10 4 (0.58%) EPiServer CMS
10 4 (0.58%) WebSphere
11 3 (0.44%) Confluence
11 3 (0.44%) PowerExchange
Applications
1 105 (15.24%) MS Excel
2 17 (2.47%) MS Office
3 8 (1.16%) MS Project
4 7 (1.02%) MS PowerPoint
5 6 (0.87%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.15%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.15%) Fireworks
6 1 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 10 (1.45%) Markit EDM
1 10 (1.45%) Workday HCM
2 5 (0.73%) SimCorp Dimension
3 4 (0.58%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.44%) Oracle BPM
4 3 (0.44%) Salerio
5 2 (0.29%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 2 (0.29%) Endur
5 2 (0.29%) Misys Opics
5 2 (0.29%) Oracle CRM
5 2 (0.29%) SystmOne
5 2 (0.29%) Unit4 Business World
6 1 (0.15%) ACBS
6 1 (0.15%) Cognos TM1
6 1 (0.15%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.15%) Eagle PACE
6 1 (0.15%) Exstream
6 1 (0.15%) Maximo
6 1 (0.15%) Summit
6 1 (0.15%) SunGard Stream Clearvision
Cloud Services
1 20 (2.90%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (1.31%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (1.16%) Cloud Computing
4 7 (1.02%) Office 365
5 6 (0.87%) SaaS
6 5 (0.73%) GitHub
6 5 (0.73%) PaaS
7 3 (0.44%) Amazon EC2
7 3 (0.44%) Google Analytics
7 3 (0.44%) IaaS
8 1 (0.15%) Boomi
8 1 (0.15%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 12 (1.74%) SAN
2 11 (1.60%) TCP/IP
3 7 (1.02%) NAS
3 7 (1.02%) WAN
4 6 (0.87%) FTP
4 6 (0.87%) Kerberos
5 5 (0.73%) Firewall
5 5 (0.73%) Internet
5 5 (0.73%) LAN
6 4 (0.58%) DNS
7 3 (0.44%) HTTP
8 2 (0.29%) DHCP
8 2 (0.29%) IP Telephony
8 2 (0.29%) iSCSI
8 2 (0.29%) VPN
9 1 (0.15%) 3G
9 1 (0.15%) BGP
9 1 (0.15%) Intrusion Detection
9 1 (0.15%) IPsec
9 1 (0.15%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 218 (31.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 179 (25.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 166 (24.09%) SQL Server 2008
4 146 (21.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 128 (18.58%) SQL Server 2012
6 126 (18.29%) Data Warehouse
7 59 (8.56%) SQL Server 2005
8 57 (8.27%) Oracle Database
9 46 (6.68%) Relational Database
10 34 (4.93%) MS Access
11 32 (4.64%) SQL Server 2014
12 27 (3.92%) Oracle Database 11g
13 25 (3.63%) MySQL
14 24 (3.48%) PerformancePoint
15 22 (3.19%) NoSQL
15 22 (3.19%) RDBMS
16 20 (2.90%) OLAP
17 19 (2.76%) QlikView
18 18 (2.61%) Microsoft Analysis Services
19 17 (2.47%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 64 (9.29%) Team Foundation Server
2 36 (5.22%) Visual Studio
3 28 (4.06%) Subversion
4 26 (3.77%) Git (software)
4 26 (3.77%) NUnit
5 25 (3.63%) SpecFlow
5 25 (3.63%) TeamCity
6 21 (3.05%) Selenium
7 20 (2.90%) JIRA
8 17 (2.47%) Jenkins
9 16 (2.32%) Jasmine
9 16 (2.32%) NSubstitute
10 13 (1.89%) Octopus Deploy
11 12 (1.74%) Cucumber
12 10 (1.45%) NCrunch
13 8 (1.16%) ClearCase
13 8 (1.16%) ClearQuest
13 8 (1.16%) JUnit
13 8 (1.16%) Maven
14 7 (1.02%) Eclipse
General
1 247 (35.85%) Finance
2 145 (21.04%) Banking
3 70 (10.16%) Investment Banking
4 35 (5.08%) Front Office
5 23 (3.34%) Back Office
6 20 (2.90%) Legal
7 17 (2.47%) Retail
8 12 (1.74%) Financial Institution
9 8 (1.16%) Law
10 7 (1.02%) Advertising
11 6 (0.87%) Marketing
12 5 (0.73%) Billing
13 3 (0.44%) Telecoms
14 2 (0.29%) German Language
15 1 (0.15%) French Language
15 1 (0.15%) Games
15 1 (0.15%) General Ledger
15 1 (0.15%) Italian Language
15 1 (0.15%) Japanese Language
15 1 (0.15%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 347 (50.36%) Developer
2 103 (14.95%) SQL Developer
3 101 (14.66%) C# Developer
4 98 (14.22%) Analyst
5 90 (13.06%) .NET Developer
6 73 (10.60%) DBA
7 67 (9.72%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 65 (9.43%) C# .NET Developer
9 59 (8.56%) SQL DBA
10 50 (7.26%) Senior Developer
11 41 (5.95%) Applications Support
12 35 (5.08%) SQL Server Developer
13 34 (4.93%) Architect
14 31 (4.50%) SQL BI Developer
15 30 (4.35%) Java Developer
16 29 (4.21%) SQL Server DBA
17 28 (4.06%) Support Analyst
18 27 (3.92%) Business Developer
19 24 (3.48%) ASP.NET Developer
19 24 (3.48%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 244 (35.41%) .NET
2 120 (17.42%) ASP.NET
3 76 (11.03%) .NET Framework
4 70 (10.16%) ASP.NET MVC
5 66 (9.58%) WCF
6 61 (8.85%) HTML
7 52 (7.55%) XML
8 51 (7.40%) CSS
9 49 (7.11%) WPF
10 48 (6.97%) MDX
11 45 (6.53%) jQuery
12 44 (6.39%) AngularJS
13 35 (5.08%) Entity Framework
14 33 (4.79%) HTML5
14 33 (4.79%) Web Services
15 26 (3.77%) ASP.NET Web API
15 26 (3.77%) LINQ
16 20 (2.90%) CSS3
17 17 (2.47%) ASP.NET MVC 5
17 17 (2.47%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 48 (6.97%) Analytical Skills
2 33 (4.79%) Clustering
3 31 (4.50%) Derivative
4 30 (4.35%) Computer Science
5 26 (3.77%) Management Information System
6 25 (3.63%) Replication
7 24 (3.48%) Fixed Income
8 22 (3.19%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 20 (2.90%) Equities
9 20 (2.90%) Hedge funds
10 19 (2.76%) Data Centre
11 16 (2.32%) Mathematics
12 13 (1.89%) Market Risk
12 13 (1.89%) NHS
13 12 (1.74%) Credit Risk
13 12 (1.74%) Enterprise Software
14 11 (1.60%) Equity Derivative
15 10 (1.45%) Data Extraction
15 10 (1.45%) User Experience
16 8 (1.16%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 154 (22.35%) Windows
2 77 (11.18%) Windows Server
3 66 (9.58%) Linux
4 55 (7.98%) Windows Server 2008
5 52 (7.55%) Unix
6 38 (5.52%) Windows Server 2012
7 27 (3.92%) Windows Server 2003
8 23 (3.34%) Solaris
9 10 (1.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 7 (1.02%) Windows 7
11 4 (0.58%) AIX
12 1 (0.15%) Android
12 1 (0.15%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.15%) CentOS
12 1 (0.15%) SUSE
12 1 (0.15%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 1 (0.15%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.15%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.15%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 165 (23.95%) Agile Software Development
2 152 (22.06%) Business Intelligence
3 97 (14.08%) MVC
4 86 (12.48%) ETL
5 77 (11.18%) TDD
6 61 (8.85%) Scrum
7 56 (8.13%) Performance Tuning
8 49 (7.11%) Migration
9 48 (6.97%) BDD
10 37 (5.37%) Continuous Integration
10 37 (5.37%) Project Management
11 36 (5.22%) Web Development
12 35 (5.08%) OO
13 34 (4.93%) Data Modelling
14 33 (4.79%) Risk Management
15 32 (4.64%) ITIL
16 31 (4.50%) Asset Management
16 31 (4.50%) Multithreading
17 30 (4.35%) Analytics
17 30 (4.35%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 447 (64.88%) SQL
2 250 (36.28%) C#
3 197 (28.59%) T-SQL
4 72 (10.45%) JavaScript
5 58 (8.42%) Java
6 57 (8.27%) PowerShell
7 43 (6.24%) VBA
8 27 (3.92%) PL/SQL
9 23 (3.34%) VB
10 21 (3.05%) Python
11 15 (2.18%) Perl
11 15 (2.18%) VB.NET
12 14 (2.03%) Shell Script
13 13 (1.89%) XAML
14 11 (1.60%) C++
14 11 (1.60%) VBScript
15 10 (1.45%) Bash Shell
16 5 (0.73%) Ruby
16 5 (0.73%) Scala
16 5 (0.73%) VB6
Qualifications
1 65 (9.43%) Degree
2 14 (2.03%) ISEB
3 13 (1.89%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (1.02%) MCSA
4 7 (1.02%) MCSE
5 6 (0.87%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (0.87%) ISTQB
5 6 (0.87%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 5 (0.73%) CCNP
6 5 (0.73%) Security Cleared
7 4 (0.58%) CISSP
7 4 (0.58%) HNC
7 4 (0.58%) HND
7 4 (0.58%) SC Cleared
8 3 (0.44%) CCA
8 3 (0.44%) CCEE
8 3 (0.44%) CCNA
8 3 (0.44%) Citrix Certification
8 3 (0.44%) DBS Check
8 3 (0.44%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (3.48%) QA
2 20 (2.90%) Data Quality
3 12 (1.74%) SLA
4 7 (1.02%) Solvency II
5 3 (0.44%) Basel III
6 2 (0.29%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.29%) WCAG
7 1 (0.15%) COBIT
7 1 (0.15%) MiFID
7 1 (0.15%) RMADS
System Software
1 33 (4.79%) Active Directory
2 12 (1.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (1.60%) vSphere
4 10 (1.45%) Oracle RAC
4 10 (1.45%) XenApp
5 6 (0.87%) vCloud
6 5 (0.73%) Hyper-V
7 3 (0.44%) Docker
8 2 (0.29%) NFS
8 2 (0.29%) VMware ESX
9 1 (0.15%) Firmware
9 1 (0.15%) HDFS
9 1 (0.15%) ISA Server
9 1 (0.15%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.15%) Platform Symphony
9 1 (0.15%) Sendmail
9 1 (0.15%) Terminal Server
9 1 (0.15%) VMware Workstation
9 1 (0.15%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.15%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 25 (3.63%) SCOM
2 11 (1.60%) Nagios
2 11 (1.60%) SCCM
3 8 (1.16%) Puppet
4 7 (1.02%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 5 (0.73%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (0.73%) Oracle RMAN
6 4 (0.58%) BladeLogic
6 4 (0.58%) DatAdvantage
6 4 (0.58%) WSUS
7 3 (0.44%) Ansible
7 3 (0.44%) logstash
7 3 (0.44%) NetBackup
8 2 (0.29%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 2 (0.29%) HP Quality Center
8 2 (0.29%) SCOrch
8 2 (0.29%) SCVMM
9 1 (0.15%) Capistrano
9 1 (0.15%) SCSM
9 1 (0.15%) Windows Intune
Vendors
1 235 (34.11%) Microsoft
2 157 (22.79%) Oracle
3 51 (7.40%) Sybase
4 37 (5.37%) VMware
5 22 (3.19%) Tableau
6 21 (3.05%) Veritas
7 14 (2.03%) Red Hat
8 13 (1.89%) EMC
9 12 (1.74%) Citrix
10 11 (1.60%) Cisco
10 11 (1.60%) IBM
11 10 (1.45%) Informatica
12 9 (1.31%) Cognos
12 9 (1.31%) DataSynapse
12 9 (1.31%) Red Gate
12 9 (1.31%) SAP
13 8 (1.16%) HP
13 8 (1.16%) Reuters
14 7 (1.02%) Remedy
14 7 (1.02%) Sitecore
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