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 5 May 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
5 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 15 10 9
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -1
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 321 623 667
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 9.31% 11.37% 10.62%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 37.63% 43.57% 46.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 259 501 505
Median daily rate £440 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.57% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £315 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £596
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 4
Median hourly rate £19.00 £23.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.14% -14.54%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £30.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -4.76%
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
853 1430 1449
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 24.75% 26.09% 23.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 692 1128 1071
Median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 8 9
Median hourly rate £19.00 £45.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-57.77% +63.63%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.25 £32.10 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.69% -8.28%

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 5 May 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SQL Server across the City of London region over the 3 months to 5 May 2016.

SQL Server Hourly Rate Histogram in the City of London

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

For the 6 months to 5 May 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.

1 382 (60.06%) SQL
2 265 (41.67%) .NET
3 242 (38.05%) C#
4 228 (35.85%) Finance
5 204 (32.08%) Microsoft
6 169 (26.57%) Agile Software Development
7 153 (24.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 141 (22.17%) T-SQL
8 141 (22.17%) Oracle
9 137 (21.54%) Windows
10 133 (20.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 122 (19.18%) Banking
12 112 (17.61%) ASP.NET
13 108 (16.98%) Business Intelligence
13 108 (16.98%) SQL Server 2008
14 100 (15.72%) TDD
15 97 (15.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 96 (15.09%) MS Excel
17 92 (14.47%) SQL Server 2012
18 90 (14.15%) MVC
19 83 (13.05%) Data Warehouse
20 75 (11.79%) .NET Framework
21 66 (10.38%) HTML
22 65 (10.22%) Java
22 65 (10.22%) PowerShell
23 64 (10.06%) JavaScript
23 64 (10.06%) Linux
24 62 (9.75%) Unix
25 60 (9.43%) Migration
25 60 (9.43%) ASP.NET MVC

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 44 (6.92%) IIS
2 36 (5.66%) SharePoint
3 15 (2.36%) MS Exchange
4 13 (2.04%) CMS
5 12 (1.89%) Confluence
5 12 (1.89%) Tomcat
6 9 (1.42%) Apache
6 9 (1.42%) SharePoint 2013
6 9 (1.42%) WebSphere
7 7 (1.10%) SharePoint 2010
8 6 (0.94%) Node.js
8 6 (0.94%) WebLogic
9 5 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2010
9 5 (0.79%) SAS
9 5 (0.79%) Skype for Business
10 4 (0.63%) BizTalk Server
10 4 (0.63%) Elasticsearch
10 4 (0.63%) EPiServer CMS
10 4 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2007
10 4 (0.63%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 96 (15.09%) MS Excel
2 25 (3.93%) MS Office
3 10 (1.57%) MS Project
4 6 (0.94%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.47%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.16%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 14 (2.20%) Markit EDM
2 8 (1.26%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.63%) Workday HCM
4 3 (0.47%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (0.47%) SimCorp Dimension
5 2 (0.31%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 2 (0.31%) Endur
5 2 (0.31%) Misys Opics
5 2 (0.31%) Salerio
5 2 (0.31%) Unit4 Business World
6 1 (0.16%) Cognos TM1
6 1 (0.16%) Eagle PACE
6 1 (0.16%) Exstream
6 1 (0.16%) Maximo
6 1 (0.16%) Oracle 11i
6 1 (0.16%) RMDS
6 1 (0.16%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 1 (0.16%) SunGard Stream Clearvision
6 1 (0.16%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 31 (4.87%) Microsoft Azure
2 20 (3.14%) Amazon AWS
3 12 (1.89%) Azure Active Directory
3 12 (1.89%) IaaS
3 12 (1.89%) Office 365
3 12 (1.89%) PaaS
4 6 (0.94%) SaaS
5 5 (0.79%) Cloud Computing
5 5 (0.79%) GitHub
6 4 (0.63%) Amazon EC2
6 4 (0.63%) Force.com
7 2 (0.31%) OneDrive
7 2 (0.31%) Yammer
8 1 (0.16%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.16%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8 1 (0.16%) Google Analytics
8 1 (0.16%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 22 (3.46%) DNS
2 20 (3.14%) TCP/IP
3 16 (2.52%) SAN
4 13 (2.04%) Firewall
5 12 (1.89%) WAN
6 11 (1.73%) LAN
6 11 (1.73%) VPN
7 10 (1.57%) Internet
7 10 (1.57%) NAS
8 9 (1.42%) DHCP
8 9 (1.42%) DMZ
8 9 (1.42%) LDAP
9 7 (1.10%) Network Security
10 6 (0.94%) HTTP
10 6 (0.94%) Kerberos
11 5 (0.79%) Intranet
12 4 (0.63%) Fibre Channel
12 4 (0.63%) FTP
12 4 (0.63%) iSCSI
13 3 (0.47%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 153 (24.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 133 (20.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 108 (16.98%) SQL Server 2008
4 97 (15.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 92 (14.47%) SQL Server 2012
6 83 (13.05%) Data Warehouse
7 57 (8.96%) Relational Database
8 46 (7.23%) Oracle Database
9 39 (6.13%) SQL Server 2005
10 32 (5.03%) MySQL
11 31 (4.87%) SQL Server 2014
12 30 (4.72%) MS Access
13 26 (4.09%) NoSQL
14 25 (3.93%) RDBMS
15 24 (3.77%) Oracle Database 11g
16 22 (3.46%) MongoDB
16 22 (3.46%) QlikView
17 20 (3.14%) Big Data
18 15 (2.36%) Hadoop
19 14 (2.20%) PerformancePoint
Development Applications
1 49 (7.70%) Team Foundation Server
2 36 (5.66%) Git (software)
3 35 (5.50%) Visual Studio
4 31 (4.87%) NUnit
4 31 (4.87%) Subversion
5 28 (4.40%) JIRA
5 28 (4.40%) SpecFlow
6 27 (4.25%) TeamCity
7 24 (3.77%) Octopus Deploy
8 23 (3.62%) Jenkins
9 14 (2.20%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 14 (2.20%) Selenium
10 13 (2.04%) MSTest
11 12 (1.89%) NSubstitute
12 11 (1.73%) Jasmine
13 10 (1.57%) Artifactory
14 9 (1.42%) Cucumber
15 8 (1.26%) ClearCase
15 8 (1.26%) Maven
15 8 (1.26%) NCrunch
General
1 228 (35.85%) Finance
2 122 (19.18%) Banking
3 59 (9.28%) Investment Banking
4 37 (5.82%) Front Office
5 15 (2.36%) Back Office
6 14 (2.20%) Legal
7 11 (1.73%) Retail
8 10 (1.57%) Financial Institution
9 7 (1.10%) Law
9 7 (1.10%) Marketing
10 5 (0.79%) Telecoms
11 4 (0.63%) Advertising
12 2 (0.31%) Billing
12 2 (0.31%) French Language
12 2 (0.31%) German Language
12 2 (0.31%) Portuguese Language
12 2 (0.31%) Spanish Language
13 1 (0.16%) General Ledger
13 1 (0.16%) Japanese Language
Job Titles
1 353 (55.50%) Developer
2 103 (16.19%) .NET Developer
2 103 (16.19%) C# Developer
3 89 (13.99%) SQL Developer
4 85 (13.36%) Analyst
5 69 (10.85%) Senior Developer
6 64 (10.06%) C# .NET Developer
7 50 (7.86%) DBA
8 42 (6.60%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 42 (6.60%) SQL DBA
9 41 (6.45%) SSIS Developer
10 34 (5.35%) Consultant
11 33 (5.19%) ASP.NET Developer
12 31 (4.87%) Java Developer
13 25 (3.93%) Architect
14 24 (3.77%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
14 24 (3.77%) Senior C# Developer
15 23 (3.62%) Applications Support
15 23 (3.62%) SQL Server Developer
16 22 (3.46%) SQL Server DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 265 (41.67%) .NET
2 112 (17.61%) ASP.NET
3 75 (11.79%) .NET Framework
4 66 (10.38%) HTML
5 60 (9.43%) ASP.NET MVC
6 55 (8.65%) AngularJS
6 55 (8.65%) XML
7 53 (8.33%) CSS
8 51 (8.02%) WPF
9 50 (7.86%) WCF
10 43 (6.76%) jQuery
11 35 (5.50%) Entity Framework
11 35 (5.50%) Web Services
12 30 (4.72%) ASP.NET Web API
13 27 (4.25%) MDX
14 26 (4.09%) HTML5
15 19 (2.99%) LINQ
16 16 (2.52%) CSS3
16 16 (2.52%) WinForms
17 15 (2.36%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 33 (5.19%) Analytical Skills
2 31 (4.87%) Clustering
3 26 (4.09%) Computer Science
4 24 (3.77%) Derivative
5 23 (3.62%) Equities
5 23 (3.62%) Fixed Income
6 22 (3.46%) Management Information System
7 21 (3.30%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 21 (3.30%) Replication
8 18 (2.83%) Data Centre
9 14 (2.20%) Enterprise Software
10 13 (2.04%) Hedge funds
10 13 (2.04%) Inversion of Control
11 10 (1.57%) User Experience
12 9 (1.42%) Data Integration
12 9 (1.42%) Equity Derivative
12 9 (1.42%) Visualisation
13 8 (1.26%) IVR
13 8 (1.26%) Market Risk
13 8 (1.26%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 137 (21.54%) Windows
2 64 (10.06%) Linux
3 62 (9.75%) Unix
4 52 (8.18%) Windows Server
5 23 (3.62%) Windows Server 2008
6 21 (3.30%) Windows Server 2012
7 19 (2.99%) Solaris
8 13 (2.04%) Windows Server 2003
9 9 (1.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 9 (1.42%) Windows 7
10 6 (0.94%) AIX
11 2 (0.31%) Mac OS
11 2 (0.31%) VMS
11 2 (0.31%) Windows 8
11 2 (0.31%) Windows NT
11 2 (0.31%) Windows Phone
12 1 (0.16%) Android
12 1 (0.16%) CentOS
12 1 (0.16%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.16%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 169 (26.57%) Agile Software Development
2 108 (16.98%) Business Intelligence
3 100 (15.72%) TDD
4 90 (14.15%) MVC
5 60 (9.43%) Migration
6 59 (9.28%) Continuous Integration
6 59 (9.28%) Scrum
7 56 (8.81%) BDD
7 56 (8.81%) ETL
8 53 (8.33%) Web Development
9 45 (7.08%) Performance Tuning
10 43 (6.76%) OO
11 35 (5.50%) DevOps
12 34 (5.35%) Data Modelling
12 34 (5.35%) Project Management
13 32 (5.03%) High Availability
14 30 (4.72%) Asset Management
15 29 (4.56%) Unit Testing
16 28 (4.40%) ITIL
17 26 (4.09%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 382 (60.06%) SQL
2 242 (38.05%) C#
3 141 (22.17%) T-SQL
4 65 (10.22%) Java
4 65 (10.22%) PowerShell
5 64 (10.06%) JavaScript
6 36 (5.66%) VBA
7 28 (4.40%) PL/SQL
8 25 (3.93%) Python
9 21 (3.30%) Perl
9 21 (3.30%) VB
9 21 (3.30%) VB.NET
10 18 (2.83%) Shell Script
11 16 (2.52%) Bash Shell
12 13 (2.04%) XAML
13 11 (1.73%) VBScript
14 10 (1.57%) PHP
15 8 (1.26%) C
16 7 (1.10%) Korn
17 5 (0.79%) VB6
Qualifications
1 41 (6.45%) Degree
2 10 (1.57%) ISEB
2 10 (1.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 9 (1.42%) Microsoft Certification
3 9 (1.42%) Security Cleared
4 6 (0.94%) DV Cleared
5 5 (0.79%) CCNA
5 5 (0.79%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (0.79%) MCSE
5 5 (0.79%) SC Cleared
6 4 (0.63%) CEH
6 4 (0.63%) CISSP
6 4 (0.63%) ISTQB
7 3 (0.47%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 3 (0.47%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 2 (0.31%) CCNP
8 2 (0.31%) MCDBA
8 2 (0.31%) MCSD
8 2 (0.31%) MCTS
8 2 (0.31%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (2.67%) SLA
2 16 (2.52%) QA
3 10 (1.57%) Data Quality
3 10 (1.57%) Solvency II
4 4 (0.63%) WCAG
5 2 (0.31%) Basel III
5 2 (0.31%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.16%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.16%) MiFID
6 1 (0.16%) RMADS
System Software
1 53 (8.33%) Active Directory
2 27 (4.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (2.04%) Docker
4 11 (1.73%) XenApp
5 8 (1.26%) Hyper-V
5 8 (1.26%) vSphere
6 5 (0.79%) NFS
6 5 (0.79%) vCloud
6 5 (0.79%) XenDesktop
7 4 (0.63%) Oracle RAC
7 4 (0.63%) Terminal Services
7 4 (0.63%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (0.47%) SRDF
9 2 (0.31%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 2 (0.31%) KVM
9 2 (0.31%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 2 (0.31%) UAG
9 2 (0.31%) Xen
10 1 (0.16%) BitLocker
10 1 (0.16%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 17 (2.67%) Puppet
1 17 (2.67%) SCOM
2 11 (1.73%) Ansible
3 10 (1.57%) Oracle RMAN
3 10 (1.57%) SCCM
4 9 (1.42%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 6 (0.94%) Backup Exec
5 6 (0.94%) Nagios
5 6 (0.94%) Opscode Chef
6 5 (0.79%) Control-M
6 5 (0.79%) HP Quality Center
7 4 (0.63%) DatAdvantage
7 4 (0.63%) HP SIM
7 4 (0.63%) SCOrch
8 3 (0.47%) BladeLogic
9 2 (0.31%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 2 (0.31%) logstash
9 2 (0.31%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 2 (0.31%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
9 2 (0.31%) WSUS
Vendors
1 204 (32.08%) Microsoft
2 141 (22.17%) Oracle
3 43 (6.76%) Sybase
3 43 (6.76%) VMware
4 25 (3.93%) IBM
5 23 (3.62%) Tableau
6 19 (2.99%) EMC
7 16 (2.52%) HP
8 15 (2.36%) Citrix
9 14 (2.20%) Veritas
10 12 (1.89%) Cisco
10 12 (1.89%) DataSynapse
10 12 (1.89%) Splunk
11 11 (1.73%) Red Hat
11 11 (1.73%) Reuters
11 11 (1.73%) SAP
12 7 (1.10%) NetApp
12 7 (1.10%) Salesforce.com
12 7 (1.10%) Sitecore
12 7 (1.10%) Teradata
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