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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 14 13 8
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -5
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 482 674 699
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 8.62% 10.14% 11.66%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 38.50% 40.63% 49.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 410 524 552
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£425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £313 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £564 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 4
Average hourly rate £30.00 £111.02 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-72.97% +246.92%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.25 £29.50 £25.25
% change year-on-year
-14.40% +16.83%
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
1252 1659 1417
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 22.40% 24.95% 23.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 1010 1243 1097
Average daily rate £425 £430 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.16% -1.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £588 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £330 £335
% change year-on-year
+9.84% -1.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 9
Average hourly rate £30.00 £41.53 £20.65
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.76% +101.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £34.15 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £151.85 £49.01
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £28.00 £30.75
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -8.94%

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 24 December 2014.

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 24 December 2014, 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.

1 582 (56.89%) SQL
2 397 (38.81%) .NET
3 376 (36.75%) C#
4 302 (29.52%) Microsoft
5 281 (27.47%) Finance
6 268 (26.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 240 (23.46%) SQL Server 2008
8 212 (20.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 200 (19.55%) ASP.NET
10 197 (19.26%) Windows
11 196 (19.16%) T-SQL
11 196 (19.16%) Banking
12 186 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
13 175 (17.11%) Business Intelligence
14 172 (16.81%) MS Excel
15 170 (16.62%) Oracle
16 146 (14.27%) MVC
17 137 (13.39%) ETL
18 136 (13.29%) HTML
19 135 (13.20%) JavaScript
19 135 (13.20%) Data Warehouse
20 123 (12.02%) SQL Server Analysis Services
21 103 (10.07%) XML
22 102 (9.97%) TDD
23 100 (9.78%) SQL Server 2012
24 97 (9.48%) WCF
25 96 (9.38%) ASP.NET MVC
26 94 (9.19%) .NET Framework
27 92 (8.99%) CSS
28 91 (8.90%) SharePoint

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

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 91 (8.90%) SharePoint
2 65 (6.35%) IIS
3 30 (2.93%) SharePoint 2010
3 30 (2.93%) SharePoint 2013
4 28 (2.74%) CMS
5 24 (2.35%) BizTalk Server
6 22 (2.15%) Apache
7 20 (1.96%) WebSphere
8 18 (1.76%) Sitecore CMS
9 16 (1.56%) Tomcat
9 16 (1.56%) JBoss
10 15 (1.47%) MS Exchange
11 13 (1.27%) SAS
11 13 (1.27%) Umbraco
12 10 (0.98%) Kentico
13 8 (0.78%) SharePoint Server
13 8 (0.78%) Node.js
14 7 (0.68%) Lync
14 7 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2010
14 7 (0.68%) WebLogic
Applications
1 172 (16.81%) MS Excel
2 40 (3.91%) MS Office
3 13 (1.27%) PowerPivot
4 9 (0.88%) MS Visio
4 9 (0.88%) MS PowerPoint
5 7 (0.68%) Photoshop
5 7 (0.68%) Spreadsheet
6 4 (0.39%) MS Project
7 3 (0.29%) InfoPath
8 2 (0.20%) Fireworks
8 2 (0.20%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 1 (0.098%) FastStats
9 1 (0.098%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.098%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 36 (3.52%) Markit EDM
2 27 (2.64%) Dynamics CRM
3 9 (0.88%) Dynamics AX
4 7 (0.68%) Cognos TM1
5 6 (0.59%) SimCorp Dimension
5 6 (0.59%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 6 (0.59%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 5 (0.49%) Agresso
7 4 (0.39%) Google Analytics
7 4 (0.39%) ION MarketView
7 4 (0.39%) SAP BPC
8 3 (0.29%) RMDS
8 3 (0.29%) BusinessWorks
9 2 (0.20%) Misys Midas
9 2 (0.20%) Oracle BPM
9 2 (0.20%) Oracle EBS
9 2 (0.20%) LatentZero
9 2 (0.20%) IntelliMatch
10 1 (0.098%) Oracle Payables
10 1 (0.098%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
Cloud Services
1 18 (1.76%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (0.59%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (0.49%) Cloud Computing
4 4 (0.39%) Office 365
5 1 (0.098%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.098%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.098%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 27 (2.64%) SAN
2 22 (2.15%) DNS
3 19 (1.86%) Firewall
4 12 (1.17%) Internet
4 12 (1.17%) WAN
5 10 (0.98%) DHCP
6 9 (0.88%) VLAN
7 8 (0.78%) NAS
8 7 (0.68%) Network Security
8 7 (0.68%) Fibre Channel
8 7 (0.68%) FTP
8 7 (0.68%) HTTP
9 6 (0.59%) TCP/IP
9 6 (0.59%) iSCSI
10 5 (0.49%) Cisco ASA
10 5 (0.49%) Intranet
10 5 (0.49%) LDAP
10 5 (0.49%) LAN
10 5 (0.49%) Multicast
11 4 (0.39%) FCoE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 268 (26.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 240 (23.46%) SQL Server 2008
3 212 (20.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 135 (13.20%) Data Warehouse
5 123 (12.02%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 100 (9.78%) SQL Server 2012
7 78 (7.62%) SQL Server 2005
8 66 (6.45%) Relational Database
9 45 (4.40%) QlikView
10 44 (4.30%) Oracle Database
11 30 (2.93%) MySQL
12 29 (2.83%) RDBMS
13 25 (2.44%) OLAP
14 22 (2.15%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 18 (1.76%) DB2
16 17 (1.66%) MS Access
16 17 (1.66%) Big Data
17 16 (1.56%) Oracle Database 11g
17 16 (1.56%) Hadoop
17 16 (1.56%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 82 (8.02%) Team Foundation Server
2 78 (7.62%) Visual Studio
3 36 (3.52%) NUnit
4 29 (2.83%) Subversion
5 22 (2.15%) JIRA
6 18 (1.76%) Jenkins
7 15 (1.47%) SpecFlow
8 14 (1.37%) MSTest
8 14 (1.37%) Selenium
9 13 (1.27%) TeamCity
10 12 (1.17%) JUnit
11 11 (1.08%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 10 (0.98%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
12 10 (0.98%) Git (software)
12 10 (0.98%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 9 (0.88%) MSBuild
13 9 (0.88%) Maven
14 8 (0.78%) Toad
14 8 (0.78%) CruiseControl
15 7 (0.68%) MSI
General
1 281 (27.47%) Finance
2 196 (19.16%) Banking
3 86 (8.41%) Investment Banking
4 63 (6.16%) Front Office
5 32 (3.13%) Retail
5 32 (3.13%) Marketing
6 29 (2.83%) Advertising
7 28 (2.74%) Back Office
8 26 (2.54%) Telecoms
9 23 (2.25%) Legal
10 14 (1.37%) Law
11 7 (0.68%) Manufacturing
12 6 (0.59%) Electronics
12 6 (0.59%) Billing
13 3 (0.29%) Publishing
13 3 (0.29%) Retail Banking
13 3 (0.29%) Financial Institution
14 2 (0.20%) General Ledger
14 2 (0.20%) Games
15 1 (0.098%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 537 (52.49%) Developer
2 172 (16.81%) Analyst
3 121 (11.83%) .NET Developer
4 116 (11.34%) SQL Developer
5 79 (7.72%) C# Developer
6 74 (7.23%) Architect
7 73 (7.14%) DBA
8 66 (6.45%) SQL DBA
9 56 (5.47%) Senior Developer
10 49 (4.79%) Data Analyst
11 45 (4.40%) Applications Support
12 44 (4.30%) Business Intelligence Developer
13 42 (4.11%) C# .NET Developer
13 42 (4.11%) Consultant
14 36 (3.52%) Support Analyst
15 30 (2.93%) SQL Server DBA
16 29 (2.83%) Java Developer
17 28 (2.74%) ETL Developer
18 26 (2.54%) ASP.NET Developer
19 25 (2.44%) Business Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 397 (38.81%) .NET
2 200 (19.55%) ASP.NET
3 136 (13.29%) HTML
4 103 (10.07%) XML
5 97 (9.48%) WCF
6 96 (9.38%) ASP.NET MVC
7 94 (9.19%) .NET Framework
8 92 (8.99%) CSS
9 90 (8.80%) jQuery
10 68 (6.65%) Web Services
11 46 (4.50%) HTML5
12 44 (4.30%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
13 41 (4.01%) WPF
14 36 (3.52%) Ajax
14 36 (3.52%) LINQ
15 33 (3.23%) XSLT
16 32 (3.13%) AngularJS
17 28 (2.74%) ASP.NET MVC 4
18 25 (2.44%) WinForms
19 24 (2.35%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 85 (8.31%) Analytical Skills
2 40 (3.91%) NHS
3 31 (3.03%) Fixed Income
3 31 (3.03%) Derivative
4 28 (2.74%) Replication
5 27 (2.64%) Computer Science
6 26 (2.54%) Data Integration
7 25 (2.44%) Clustering
8 20 (1.96%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 18 (1.76%) Management Information System
9 18 (1.76%) Visualisation
9 18 (1.76%) Enterprise Software
10 14 (1.37%) N-Tier
11 13 (1.27%) Credit Risk
11 13 (1.27%) Market Risk
12 12 (1.17%) Equities
13 10 (0.98%) Client/Server
13 10 (0.98%) Data Structures
14 9 (0.88%) Inversion of Control
14 9 (0.88%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 197 (19.26%) Windows
2 77 (7.53%) Linux
3 70 (6.84%) UNIX
4 39 (3.81%) Windows Server 2008
5 26 (2.54%) Windows Server 2003
6 17 (1.66%) Windows Server 2012
7 12 (1.17%) Solaris
8 11 (1.08%) Windows 7
9 10 (0.98%) Windows XP
10 8 (0.78%) AIX
10 8 (0.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 6 (0.59%) Apple iOS
12 5 (0.49%) SUSE
13 4 (0.39%) Windows Vista
14 3 (0.29%) CentOS
14 3 (0.29%) VMS
14 3 (0.29%) OpenVMS
14 3 (0.29%) Oracle Linux
15 2 (0.20%) Android
16 1 (0.098%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 186 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
2 175 (17.11%) Business Intelligence
3 146 (14.27%) MVC
4 137 (13.39%) ETL
5 102 (9.97%) TDD
6 83 (8.11%) Migration
7 65 (6.35%) Scrum
7 65 (6.35%) Performance Tuning
8 61 (5.96%) OO
9 56 (5.47%) Data Modelling
10 52 (5.08%) Analytics
11 45 (4.40%) ITIL
11 45 (4.40%) CRM
12 43 (4.20%) Workflow
13 40 (3.91%) Asset Management
14 35 (3.42%) Project Management
15 34 (3.32%) Business Analysis
15 34 (3.32%) Web Development
15 34 (3.32%) User Acceptance Testing
16 33 (3.23%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 582 (56.89%) SQL
2 376 (36.75%) C#
3 196 (19.16%) T-SQL
4 135 (13.20%) JavaScript
5 88 (8.60%) Java
6 76 (7.43%) VBA
7 50 (4.89%) PowerShell
8 46 (4.50%) VB
9 31 (3.03%) VB.NET
10 30 (2.93%) C++
11 28 (2.74%) Shell Script
12 26 (2.54%) C
13 24 (2.35%) PL/SQL
14 22 (2.15%) Perl
15 17 (1.66%) VBScript
16 16 (1.56%) Python
17 13 (1.27%) PHP
18 7 (0.68%) XPath
19 6 (0.59%) VB6
19 6 (0.59%) XAML
Qualifications
1 52 (5.08%) Degree
2 26 (2.54%) Microsoft Certification
3 25 (2.44%) Security Cleared
4 13 (1.27%) MCITP
5 10 (0.98%) SC Cleared
6 9 (0.88%) MCSE
7 8 (0.78%) ISEB
8 7 (0.68%) MCTS
9 6 (0.59%) ISTQB
10 5 (0.49%) CCNA
10 5 (0.49%) Cisco Certification
10 5 (0.49%) DV Cleared
11 4 (0.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 4 (0.39%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 4 (0.39%) Siebel Certification
12 2 (0.20%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 2 (0.20%) RHCE
12 2 (0.20%) RHCT
12 2 (0.20%) CTC Cleared
13 1 (0.098%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (2.74%) QA
2 18 (1.76%) Data Quality
3 4 (0.39%) Basel III
3 4 (0.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 3 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.29%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.20%) Dodd-Frank
6 1 (0.098%) Solvency II
6 1 (0.098%) FATCA
6 1 (0.098%) EMIR
6 1 (0.098%) WCAG
6 1 (0.098%) WAI
6 1 (0.098%) COBIT
6 1 (0.098%) MiFID
6 1 (0.098%) Basel II
6 1 (0.098%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 43 (4.20%) Active Directory
2 32 (3.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (1.96%) vSphere
4 15 (1.47%) XenApp
5 12 (1.17%) Oracle RAC
6 9 (0.88%) Hyper-V
6 9 (0.88%) Oracle RMAN
7 8 (0.78%) VMware ESX
7 8 (0.78%) UAG
8 6 (0.59%) NFS
9 5 (0.49%) Firmware
9 5 (0.49%) VMware ESXi
9 5 (0.49%) VMware Server
10 4 (0.39%) KVM
10 4 (0.39%) Xen
10 4 (0.39%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 4 (0.39%) XenDesktop
10 4 (0.39%) SRDF
11 3 (0.29%) FreeRADIUS
12 2 (0.20%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 18 (1.76%) Control-M
2 14 (1.37%) HP Quality Center
3 13 (1.27%) Puppet
3 13 (1.27%) SCOM
4 11 (1.08%) SCCM
5 10 (0.98%) Backup Exec
6 5 (0.49%) SCVMM
6 5 (0.49%) Data Guard
6 5 (0.49%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 5 (0.49%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
7 4 (0.39%) SCOrch
7 4 (0.39%) Tivoli
8 2 (0.20%) Oracle Identity Manager
8 2 (0.20%) MIMEsweeper
8 2 (0.20%) MAILsweeper
8 2 (0.20%) NetBackup
8 2 (0.20%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 2 (0.20%) SCDPM
8 2 (0.20%) Opscode Chef
9 1 (0.098%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 302 (29.52%) Microsoft
2 170 (16.62%) Oracle
3 62 (6.06%) VMware
4 50 (4.89%) Sybase
5 42 (4.11%) IBM
6 29 (2.83%) Business Objects
6 29 (2.83%) Cognos
6 29 (2.83%) Tableau
7 28 (2.74%) Citrix
8 20 (1.96%) Sitecore
9 18 (1.76%) TIBCO
10 17 (1.66%) HP
11 15 (1.47%) SAP
12 14 (1.37%) Cisco
12 14 (1.37%) Teradata
13 13 (1.27%) NetApp
14 12 (1.17%) Informatica
14 12 (1.17%) ION Trading
14 12 (1.17%) Telerik
15 11 (1.08%) Ab Initio
City, London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City of London
Deerfoot IT
Rate: £450 - £550 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City of London
Mint Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £350.00 - £390.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Advanced Resource Managers
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Thebes IT
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Logic Engagements Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
City of London
Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City of London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £650 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City of London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City of London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £350 - £450 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £400 - £600 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Venturi
Rate: £150 - £250 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Venturi
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Connectus
Rate: £600 - £725 per day
Posted: 6 days ago