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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SQL Server over the 3 months to 3 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 15 12 12
Rank change year-on-year
-3 0
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 308 324 537
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 9.69% 9.34% 9.13%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 34.38% 37.46% 40.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 236 262 454
Median daily rate £436 £450 £414
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.05% +8.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £315 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £359 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Median hourly rate £45.00 £19.50 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+130.76% -35.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.75 £25.97 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+45.36% +8.20%
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
896 865 1341
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 28.19% 24.94% 22.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 722 710 1074
Median daily rate £500 £475 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +11.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £345 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +6.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 3
Median hourly rate £45.00 £37.50 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +25.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £25.75 £31.40
% change year-on-year
+47.57% -17.99%

SQL Server
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the City of London region citing SQL Server as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 3 December 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 3 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server 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 City of London region with a requirement for SQL Server.

1 340 (56.11%) SQL
2 257 (42.41%) .NET
3 240 (39.60%) C#
4 233 (38.45%) Finance
5 180 (29.70%) Agile Software Development
5 180 (29.70%) Microsoft
6 144 (23.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 141 (23.27%) T-SQL
8 126 (20.79%) Banking
9 124 (20.46%) Windows
10 117 (19.31%) Business Intelligence
11 111 (18.32%) Oracle
12 108 (17.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 104 (17.16%) ASP.NET
14 101 (16.67%) MVC
15 92 (15.18%) ETL
16 90 (14.85%) JavaScript
17 89 (14.69%) HTML
18 86 (14.19%) TDD
19 85 (14.03%) Data Warehouse
20 79 (13.04%) SQL Server 2008
21 78 (12.87%) Web Services
22 77 (12.71%) MS Excel
23 75 (12.38%) Java
24 68 (11.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
25 66 (10.89%) SQL Server 2012
26 65 (10.73%) AngularJS
26 65 (10.73%) Active Directory
27 63 (10.40%) Scrum
28 59 (9.74%) Linux

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in the City of 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 41 (6.77%) SharePoint
2 35 (5.78%) IIS
3 24 (3.96%) WebSphere
4 15 (2.48%) Elasticsearch
5 13 (2.15%) JBoss
6 12 (1.98%) SAS
6 12 (1.98%) Tomcat
7 11 (1.82%) SharePoint 2013
8 10 (1.65%) Apache
9 8 (1.32%) CMS
10 7 (1.16%) Confluence
11 6 (0.99%) BizTalk Server
11 6 (0.99%) Kentico
11 6 (0.99%) SharePoint 2010
12 5 (0.83%) Skype for Business
12 5 (0.83%) WebLogic
13 4 (0.66%) Apache Spark
13 4 (0.66%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 3 (0.50%) Oracle Coherence
14 3 (0.50%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 77 (12.71%) MS Excel
2 16 (2.64%) MS Office
3 7 (1.16%) MS Project
4 6 (0.99%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (0.66%) Adobe Illustrator
5 4 (0.66%) Photoshop
5 4 (0.66%) Spreadsheet
5 4 (0.66%) SPSS
6 2 (0.33%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.17%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 13 (2.15%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (1.49%) Remedy ITSM
3 8 (1.32%) Markit EDM
4 4 (0.66%) Exstream
5 3 (0.50%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (0.50%) RMDS
6 2 (0.33%) Temenos T24
6 2 (0.33%) Workday HCM
7 1 (0.17%) Adobe Campaign
7 1 (0.17%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 1 (0.17%) Dynamics GP
7 1 (0.17%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.17%) Radian6
7 1 (0.17%) ReMetrica
7 1 (0.17%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 1 (0.17%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 55 (9.08%) Microsoft Azure
2 48 (7.92%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (1.82%) Amazon EC2
4 9 (1.49%) IaaS
4 9 (1.49%) Office 365
5 6 (0.99%) PaaS
6 5 (0.83%) Azure Active Directory
6 5 (0.83%) Cloud Computing
6 5 (0.83%) Google Cloud Platform
7 4 (0.66%) GitHub
7 4 (0.66%) SuccessFactors
8 1 (0.17%) AdWords
8 1 (0.17%) Amazon ELB
8 1 (0.17%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.17%) Data Lake Analytics
8 1 (0.17%) Google Analytics
8 1 (0.17%) OpenShift
8 1 (0.17%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (3.63%) DNS
2 21 (3.47%) HTTP
3 15 (2.48%) Firewall
3 15 (2.48%) TCP/IP
4 14 (2.31%) LAN
4 14 (2.31%) SSL
4 14 (2.31%) WAN
5 13 (2.15%) LDAP
6 11 (1.82%) FTP
6 11 (1.82%) Internet
7 10 (1.65%) NAS
7 10 (1.65%) SAN
8 8 (1.32%) Intranet
9 7 (1.16%) Network Security
9 7 (1.16%) VPN
10 5 (0.83%) DHCP
10 5 (0.83%) Kerberos
10 5 (0.83%) Unified Communications
11 4 (0.66%) AMQP
11 4 (0.66%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 144 (23.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 108 (17.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 85 (14.03%) Data Warehouse
4 79 (13.04%) SQL Server 2008
5 68 (11.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 66 (10.89%) SQL Server 2012
7 40 (6.60%) Relational Database
8 39 (6.44%) Hadoop
9 36 (5.94%) Oracle Database
9 36 (5.94%) SQL Server 2014
10 35 (5.78%) Big Data
11 33 (5.45%) NoSQL
12 30 (4.95%) MongoDB
13 22 (3.63%) MySQL
14 18 (2.97%) Power BI
15 13 (2.15%) Data Mining
15 13 (2.15%) SQL Server 2005
16 11 (1.82%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 11 (1.82%) Oracle Database 12c
16 11 (1.82%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 58 (9.57%) Team Foundation Server
2 41 (6.77%) Git (software)
3 33 (5.45%) TeamCity
4 31 (5.12%) Subversion
5 26 (4.29%) Visual Studio
6 25 (4.13%) JIRA
7 24 (3.96%) NUnit
8 17 (2.81%) Jenkins
8 17 (2.81%) MSTest
9 16 (2.64%) Octopus Deploy
10 13 (2.15%) SpecFlow
11 12 (1.98%) gulp
11 12 (1.98%) Mocha
12 11 (1.82%) Selenium
13 10 (1.65%) Bower
14 9 (1.49%) Karma Test Runner
14 9 (1.49%) MSBuild
14 9 (1.49%) Protractor
14 9 (1.49%) Sinon.JS
14 9 (1.49%) WebDriver
General
1 233 (38.45%) Finance
2 126 (20.79%) Banking
3 41 (6.77%) Financial Institution
4 38 (6.27%) Front Office
5 31 (5.12%) Back Office
6 30 (4.95%) Retail
7 28 (4.62%) Investment Banking
7 28 (4.62%) Marketing
8 24 (3.96%) Legal
9 9 (1.49%) Advertising
10 8 (1.32%) Law
11 5 (0.83%) Games
12 2 (0.33%) Billing
13 1 (0.17%) French Language
13 1 (0.17%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.17%) Publishing
13 1 (0.17%) Retail Banking
13 1 (0.17%) Spanish Language
13 1 (0.17%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 346 (57.10%) Developer
2 107 (17.66%) C# Developer
3 101 (16.67%) .NET Developer
4 86 (14.19%) SQL Developer
5 84 (13.86%) Analyst
6 64 (10.56%) C# .NET Developer
7 51 (8.42%) Senior Developer
8 40 (6.60%) Architect
9 35 (5.78%) ASP.NET Developer
10 29 (4.79%) Angular Developer
11 28 (4.62%) SQL Server Developer
12 27 (4.46%) Business Intelligence Developer
12 27 (4.46%) Senior C# Developer
13 26 (4.29%) C# ASP.NET Developer
13 26 (4.29%) Java Developer
13 26 (4.29%) Senior SQL Developer
14 21 (3.47%) Administrator
14 21 (3.47%) Analyst Developer
14 21 (3.47%) DBA
15 19 (3.14%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 257 (42.41%) .NET
2 104 (17.16%) ASP.NET
3 89 (14.69%) HTML
4 78 (12.87%) Web Services
5 65 (10.73%) AngularJS
6 57 (9.41%) XML
7 52 (8.58%) CSS
8 50 (8.25%) ASP.NET MVC
9 49 (8.09%) .NET Framework
10 45 (7.43%) WCF
11 43 (7.10%) WPF
12 42 (6.93%) RESTful
13 39 (6.44%) HTML5
14 33 (5.45%) jQuery
15 29 (4.79%) REST
16 27 (4.46%) ASP.NET Web API
17 26 (4.29%) Entity Framework
18 23 (3.80%) Middleware
19 21 (3.47%) CSS3
20 20 (3.30%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 49 (8.09%) Analytical Skills
2 39 (6.44%) Fixed Income
3 34 (5.61%) Management Information System
4 28 (4.62%) Equities
5 25 (4.13%) Mathematics
6 22 (3.63%) Data Integration
7 21 (3.47%) Computer Science
8 19 (3.14%) Clustering
8 19 (3.14%) Data Centre
9 17 (2.81%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 17 (2.81%) User Experience
9 17 (2.81%) Visualisation
10 15 (2.48%) Public Cloud
11 13 (2.15%) Enterprise Software
12 11 (1.82%) Derivative
12 11 (1.82%) Fintech
13 10 (1.65%) Hedge funds
13 10 (1.65%) Replication
14 9 (1.49%) Credit Risk
15 8 (1.32%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 124 (20.46%) Windows
2 59 (9.74%) Linux
3 48 (7.92%) Windows Server
4 43 (7.10%) Unix
5 25 (4.13%) Windows Server 2012
6 24 (3.96%) Windows Server 2008
7 12 (1.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 9 (1.49%) Windows Server 2003
9 7 (1.16%) Solaris
9 7 (1.16%) Windows 7
10 3 (0.50%) CentOS
10 3 (0.50%) Windows 2000
11 2 (0.33%) AIX
11 2 (0.33%) Windows 10
11 2 (0.33%) Windows 8
11 2 (0.33%) Windows Vista
11 2 (0.33%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.17%) Android
12 1 (0.17%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.17%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 180 (29.70%) Agile Software Development
2 117 (19.31%) Business Intelligence
3 101 (16.67%) MVC
4 92 (15.18%) ETL
5 86 (14.19%) TDD
6 63 (10.40%) Scrum
7 54 (8.91%) DevOps
8 53 (8.75%) Data Modelling
9 44 (7.26%) BDD
10 43 (7.10%) Migration
11 42 (6.93%) Analytics
12 41 (6.77%) Asset Management
13 35 (5.78%) Unit Testing
14 34 (5.61%) OO
15 32 (5.28%) Continuous Integration
15 32 (5.28%) ITIL
16 31 (5.12%) CRM
16 31 (5.12%) High Availability
17 29 (4.79%) SDLC
18 28 (4.62%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 340 (56.11%) SQL
2 240 (39.60%) C#
3 141 (23.27%) T-SQL
4 90 (14.85%) JavaScript
5 75 (12.38%) Java
6 51 (8.42%) PowerShell
7 35 (5.78%) Python
8 25 (4.13%) VBA
9 18 (2.97%) Perl
10 17 (2.81%) PL/SQL
11 15 (2.48%) Shell Script
12 14 (2.31%) VB.NET
13 13 (2.15%) VB
14 12 (1.98%) C
15 10 (1.65%) Bash Shell
16 8 (1.32%) C++
16 8 (1.32%) PHP
16 8 (1.32%) R
17 6 (0.99%) Ruby
17 6 (0.99%) XAML
Qualifications
1 38 (6.27%) Degree
2 16 (2.64%) Security Cleared
3 11 (1.82%) Microsoft Certification
4 10 (1.65%) CISSP
5 8 (1.32%) DV Cleared
6 6 (0.99%) CISM
6 6 (0.99%) MCSE
6 6 (0.99%) Oracle Certification
6 6 (0.99%) SC Cleared
7 5 (0.83%) CISA
7 5 (0.83%) OCP
8 4 (0.66%) IBM Certification
8 4 (0.66%) ISEB
8 4 (0.66%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 4 (0.66%) MCITP
9 3 (0.50%) CCNA
9 3 (0.50%) Cisco Certification
10 2 (0.33%) BC Cleared
10 2 (0.33%) CTC Cleared
10 2 (0.33%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (3.47%) QA
2 12 (1.98%) Data Quality
3 11 (1.82%) PCI DSS
4 10 (1.65%) Solvency II
5 5 (0.83%) SLA
6 4 (0.66%) WCAG
7 3 (0.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (0.33%) COBIT
8 2 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 65 (10.73%) Active Directory
2 21 (3.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (1.82%) Hyper-V
4 9 (1.49%) Oracle RAC
5 7 (1.16%) Docker
6 5 (0.83%) NFS
7 4 (0.66%) KVM
7 4 (0.66%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (0.66%) vSphere
7 4 (0.66%) Xen
8 3 (0.50%) HDFS
9 2 (0.33%) Samba
9 2 (0.33%) SRDF
9 2 (0.33%) Virtual Machines
10 1 (0.17%) Apache Flume
10 1 (0.17%) Firmware
10 1 (0.17%) Gluster
10 1 (0.17%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.17%) UAG
10 1 (0.17%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 16 (2.64%) Opscode Chef
2 11 (1.82%) Ansible
3 9 (1.49%) Control-M
4 8 (1.32%) SCOM
5 6 (0.99%) SCCM
6 5 (0.83%) Microsoft Clustering
6 5 (0.83%) Puppet
7 3 (0.50%) HP Quality Center
7 3 (0.50%) Nagios
7 3 (0.50%) vRealize
8 2 (0.33%) Backup Exec
8 2 (0.33%) Nessus
8 2 (0.33%) Oozie
8 2 (0.33%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 2 (0.33%) SCOrch
9 1 (0.17%) CA Single Sign-On
9 1 (0.17%) Cisco UCCX
9 1 (0.17%) NetBackup
9 1 (0.17%) Oracle RMAN
9 1 (0.17%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
Vendors
1 180 (29.70%) Microsoft
2 111 (18.32%) Oracle
3 34 (5.61%) Tableau
3 34 (5.61%) VMware
4 25 (4.13%) IBM
5 24 (3.96%) Cisco
6 18 (2.97%) Sybase
7 16 (2.64%) Teradata
8 13 (2.15%) HP
8 13 (2.15%) MicroStrategy
9 10 (1.65%) Remedy
9 10 (1.65%) SAP
10 9 (1.49%) Citrix
10 9 (1.49%) Red Hat
11 8 (1.32%) Salesforce.com
12 7 (1.16%) CheckPoint
12 7 (1.16%) Serena
12 7 (1.16%) Splunk
12 7 (1.16%) TIBCO
13 6 (0.99%) Google
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