The first table below looks at the demand 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 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Database & Business Intelligence category for the City of London region.

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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 10 13 13
Rank change year-on-year
+3 0
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 544 702 760
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 9.30% 9.87% 9.72%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 40.69% 43.47% 47.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 417 520 585
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£425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £289
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 11 7
Average hourly rate £23.25 £51.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-54.41% +56.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.85 £27.97 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.65 £52.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.75 £27.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-17.27% +10.00%
Database & Business Intelligence Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
1337 1615 1615
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 22.85% 22.71% 20.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 1017 1186 1197
Average daily rate £450 £433 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.92% +1.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £320 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £578 £582 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 19 15
Average hourly rate £27.50 £51.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.07% +36.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.80 £13.20 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.03 £52.50 £50.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £30.40
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -1.31%
SQL Server
London

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 28 July 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 28 July 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.

1 615 (52.12%) SQL
2 464 (39.32%) .NET
3 436 (36.95%) C#
4 338 (28.64%) Microsoft
5 332 (28.14%) Finance
6 305 (25.85%) SQL Server 2008
7 289 (24.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 245 (20.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 241 (20.42%) Windows
10 240 (20.34%) Banking
11 235 (19.92%) ASP.NET
11 235 (19.92%) Oracle
12 203 (17.20%) T-SQL
13 186 (15.76%) Business Intelligence
14 181 (15.34%) ETL
15 179 (15.17%) HTML
16 172 (14.58%) MVC
17 167 (14.15%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 161 (13.64%) JavaScript
19 159 (13.47%) Data Warehouse
20 158 (13.39%) MS Excel
21 139 (11.78%) CSS
22 135 (11.44%) TDD
23 129 (10.93%) Agile Software Development
24 124 (10.51%) ASP.NET MVC
25 122 (10.34%) .NET Framework
26 121 (10.25%) SharePoint
27 118 (10.00%) jQuery
27 118 (10.00%) SQL Server 2005
28 114 (9.66%) Java

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

For the 6 months to 28 July 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
1 121 (10.25%) SharePoint
2 77 (6.53%) IIS
3 42 (3.56%) WebSphere
4 38 (3.22%) MS Exchange
5 37 (3.14%) CMS
5 37 (3.14%) SharePoint 2010
6 34 (2.88%) BizTalk Server
7 29 (2.46%) Tomcat
8 25 (2.12%) SharePoint 2013
9 24 (2.03%) Exchange Server 2010
9 24 (2.03%) SAS
9 24 (2.03%) Exchange Server 2007
10 23 (1.95%) WebLogic
11 20 (1.69%) Apache
12 19 (1.61%) Umbraco
12 19 (1.61%) Sitecore CMS
13 15 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2003
14 12 (1.02%) SharePoint Server
14 12 (1.02%) Exchange Server 2013
14 12 (1.02%) Lync
Applications
1 158 (13.39%) MS Excel
2 38 (3.22%) MS Office
3 9 (0.76%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (0.51%) PowerPivot
4 6 (0.51%) Photoshop
5 5 (0.42%) MS Project
6 4 (0.34%) Adobe Illustrator
6 4 (0.34%) InfoPath
7 3 (0.25%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.25%) MS Visio
8 2 (0.17%) SPSS
8 2 (0.17%) Stata
9 1 (0.085%) FastStats
9 1 (0.085%) GIMP
Business Applications
1 31 (2.63%) Markit EDM
2 23 (1.95%) Dynamics CRM
3 9 (0.76%) Google Analytics
4 7 (0.59%) Dynamics AX
5 5 (0.42%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 5 (0.42%) RMDS
5 5 (0.42%) IntelliMatch
6 4 (0.34%) Magento
6 4 (0.34%) Agresso
7 3 (0.25%) Oracle EBS
7 3 (0.25%) Cognos TM1
7 3 (0.25%) Oracle BPM
8 2 (0.17%) SunGard GMI
8 2 (0.17%) ION MarketView
8 2 (0.17%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
8 2 (0.17%) Oracle General Ledger
8 2 (0.17%) Oracle EBS R12
9 1 (0.085%) Temenos T24
9 1 (0.085%) AWD
9 1 (0.085%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 25 (2.12%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (1.10%) Cloud Computing
2 13 (1.10%) SaaS
3 11 (0.93%) Amazon EC2
4 8 (0.68%) Office 365
5 5 (0.42%) PaaS
5 5 (0.42%) IaaS
6 3 (0.25%) GitHub
6 3 (0.25%) Amazon AWS
7 1 (0.085%) CloudFront
7 1 (0.085%) Gitorious
Communications & Networking
1 30 (2.54%) SAN
2 25 (2.12%) WAN
3 21 (1.78%) Firewall
4 17 (1.44%) Internet
5 16 (1.36%) LAN
6 15 (1.27%) DNS
7 12 (1.02%) HTTP
7 12 (1.02%) NAS
8 10 (0.85%) DHCP
9 9 (0.76%) Cisco ASA
10 8 (0.68%) TCP/IP
10 8 (0.68%) VPN
11 7 (0.59%) Intranet
11 7 (0.59%) VoIP
11 7 (0.59%) LDAP
11 7 (0.59%) Multicast
11 7 (0.59%) FCoE
11 7 (0.59%) Fibre Channel
12 5 (0.42%) Network Security
13 4 (0.34%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 305 (25.85%) SQL Server 2008
2 289 (24.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 245 (20.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 167 (14.15%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 159 (13.47%) Data Warehouse
6 118 (10.00%) SQL Server 2005
7 96 (8.14%) SQL Server 2012
8 76 (6.44%) Relational Database
9 59 (5.00%) Oracle Database
10 50 (4.24%) MySQL
11 49 (4.15%) QlikView
12 38 (3.22%) OLAP
12 38 (3.22%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 35 (2.97%) RDBMS
14 28 (2.37%) Data Mining
15 27 (2.29%) Oracle Database 11g
16 23 (1.95%) DTS
17 22 (1.86%) SQL Server 2000
18 20 (1.69%) MongoDB
19 18 (1.53%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 98 (8.31%) Visual Studio
2 84 (7.12%) Team Foundation Server
3 40 (3.39%) NUnit
4 39 (3.31%) JIRA
5 38 (3.22%) Subversion
6 32 (2.71%) TeamCity
7 30 (2.54%) Git (software)
8 26 (2.20%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 23 (1.95%) Jenkins
9 23 (1.95%) JUnit
10 19 (1.61%) Maven
10 19 (1.61%) Selenium
11 14 (1.19%) Ant
11 14 (1.19%) Mockito
12 13 (1.10%) Mercurial
12 13 (1.10%) MSBuild
13 11 (0.93%) Gerrit
13 11 (0.93%) SoapUI
14 10 (0.85%) SpecFlow
14 10 (0.85%) Rhino Mocks
General
1 332 (28.14%) Finance
2 240 (20.34%) Banking
3 91 (7.71%) Investment Banking
4 72 (6.10%) Retail
5 71 (6.02%) Front Office
6 43 (3.64%) Marketing
7 22 (1.86%) Telecoms
8 21 (1.78%) Legal
8 21 (1.78%) Advertising
9 18 (1.53%) Back Office
9 18 (1.53%) Retail Banking
10 16 (1.36%) Financial Institution
11 8 (0.68%) Publishing
12 7 (0.59%) Billing
12 7 (0.59%) Law
13 3 (0.25%) Pharmaceutical
13 3 (0.25%) Private Banking
14 2 (0.17%) International Banking
14 2 (0.17%) German Language
14 2 (0.17%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 655 (55.51%) Developer
2 183 (15.51%) Analyst
3 158 (13.39%) .NET Developer
4 137 (11.61%) C# Developer
5 113 (9.58%) SQL Developer
6 83 (7.03%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 63 (5.34%) DBA
8 59 (5.00%) C# .NET Developer
9 56 (4.75%) Senior Developer
10 50 (4.24%) Architect
11 47 (3.98%) Support Analyst
11 47 (3.98%) SQL DBA
12 45 (3.81%) ASP.NET Developer
13 42 (3.56%) Data Analyst
14 38 (3.22%) Consultant
15 36 (3.05%) Applications Support
15 36 (3.05%) Java Developer
16 35 (2.97%) Business Analyst
17 34 (2.88%) Web Developer
18 32 (2.71%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 464 (39.32%) .NET
2 235 (19.92%) ASP.NET
3 179 (15.17%) HTML
4 139 (11.78%) CSS
5 124 (10.51%) ASP.NET MVC
6 122 (10.34%) .NET Framework
7 118 (10.00%) jQuery
8 113 (9.58%) Web Services
9 111 (9.41%) XML
10 108 (9.15%) WCF
11 79 (6.69%) WPF
12 63 (5.34%) HTML5
13 47 (3.98%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
14 45 (3.81%) ASP.NET MVC 4
15 41 (3.47%) MDX
16 39 (3.31%) CSS3
17 36 (3.05%) Spring
18 33 (2.80%) WinForms
18 33 (2.80%) LINQ
19 32 (2.71%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 47 (3.98%) Derivative
2 39 (3.31%) Fixed Income
2 39 (3.31%) Computer Science
3 37 (3.14%) Clustering
4 36 (3.05%) NHS
5 28 (2.37%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 26 (2.20%) Data Integration
7 21 (1.78%) Market Risk
7 21 (1.78%) Replication
8 20 (1.69%) Credit Risk
9 17 (1.44%) N-Tier
10 16 (1.36%) Mathematics
11 15 (1.27%) Enterprise Software
12 14 (1.19%) Equities
13 13 (1.10%) Management Information System
13 13 (1.10%) Hedge funds
14 11 (0.93%) Client/Server
14 11 (0.93%) Statistics
15 10 (0.85%) Visualisation
16 9 (0.76%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 241 (20.42%) Windows
2 86 (7.29%) Linux
3 74 (6.27%) UNIX
4 57 (4.83%) Windows Server 2008
5 42 (3.56%) Windows Server 2003
6 21 (1.78%) Solaris
7 17 (1.44%) Windows 7
8 11 (0.93%) Windows Server 2012
8 11 (0.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 10 (0.85%) Windows XP
10 6 (0.51%) AIX
11 4 (0.34%) Windows 2000
12 3 (0.25%) HPUX
12 3 (0.25%) Android
13 2 (0.17%) Windows 8
13 2 (0.17%) Apple iOS
13 2 (0.17%) Windows Phone
13 2 (0.17%) Debian
13 2 (0.17%) Ubuntu
13 2 (0.17%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 186 (15.76%) Business Intelligence
2 181 (15.34%) ETL
3 172 (14.58%) MVC
4 135 (11.44%) TDD
5 129 (10.93%) Agile Software Development
6 91 (7.71%) Data Modelling
7 81 (6.86%) OO
8 76 (6.44%) Migration
9 72 (6.10%) Analytics
10 68 (5.76%) ITIL
11 65 (5.51%) Scrum
12 60 (5.08%) Continuous Integration
12 60 (5.08%) Performance Tuning
13 56 (4.75%) Asset Management
14 53 (4.49%) E-Commerce
14 53 (4.49%) Unit Testing
15 52 (4.41%) Multithreading
16 49 (4.15%) Data Management
16 49 (4.15%) Workflow
17 46 (3.90%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 615 (52.12%) SQL
2 436 (36.95%) C#
3 203 (17.20%) T-SQL
4 161 (13.64%) JavaScript
5 114 (9.66%) Java
6 62 (5.25%) PowerShell
7 53 (4.49%) VBA
8 46 (3.90%) VB
9 38 (3.22%) PL/SQL
10 33 (2.80%) C
11 32 (2.71%) C++
12 29 (2.46%) Python
13 28 (2.37%) VBScript
14 26 (2.20%) Perl
15 25 (2.12%) VB.NET
15 25 (2.12%) Shell Script
16 15 (1.27%) PHP
17 12 (1.02%) Bash Shell
18 7 (0.59%) XPath
19 6 (0.51%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 103 (8.73%) Degree
2 40 (3.39%) Microsoft Certification
3 30 (2.54%) Security Cleared
4 23 (1.95%) MCITP
5 17 (1.44%) MCSE
6 16 (1.36%) DV Cleared
7 15 (1.27%) ISEB
8 14 (1.19%) MCTS
9 12 (1.02%) SC Cleared
10 5 (0.42%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 5 (0.42%) ISTQB
10 5 (0.42%) ITIL Certification
10 5 (0.42%) MCP
11 3 (0.25%) MCDBA
11 3 (0.25%) Cisco Certification
11 3 (0.25%) CTC Cleared
12 2 (0.17%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 2 (0.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 2 (0.17%) CCNA
12 2 (0.17%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (2.63%) QA
2 29 (2.46%) Data Quality
3 21 (1.78%) ISO 9001
4 11 (0.93%) Basel III
5 9 (0.76%) SLA
6 6 (0.51%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.085%) Basel II
7 1 (0.085%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.085%) Solvency II
7 1 (0.085%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 1 (0.085%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.085%) EMIR
7 1 (0.085%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 58 (4.92%) Active Directory
2 40 (3.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (1.36%) Hyper-V
3 16 (1.36%) Oracle RMAN
4 14 (1.19%) VMware ESX
5 12 (1.02%) Oracle RAC
5 12 (1.02%) vSphere
6 11 (0.93%) vCloud
7 8 (0.68%) XenApp
7 8 (0.68%) XenServer
8 7 (0.59%) SRDF
8 7 (0.59%) NFS
9 6 (0.51%) VMware ESXi
10 5 (0.42%) ISA Server
10 5 (0.42%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 4 (0.34%) Xen
11 4 (0.34%) Terminal Server
11 4 (0.34%) KVM
11 4 (0.34%) UAG
12 2 (0.17%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 21 (1.78%) Control-M
2 19 (1.61%) Puppet
3 14 (1.19%) Tivoli
4 10 (0.85%) Data Guard
5 8 (0.68%) SCOM
6 5 (0.42%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
6 5 (0.42%) SCCM
6 5 (0.42%) Backup Exec
7 4 (0.34%) Opscode Chef
8 3 (0.25%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 3 (0.25%) BMC PATROL
8 3 (0.25%) HP Quality Center
8 3 (0.25%) EMC NetWorker
9 2 (0.17%) Nagios
9 2 (0.17%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 1 (0.085%) DatAdvantage
10 1 (0.085%) HAProxy
10 1 (0.085%) ITRS Geneos
10 1 (0.085%) DameWare
10 1 (0.085%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 338 (28.64%) Microsoft
2 235 (19.92%) Oracle
3 83 (7.03%) VMware
4 75 (6.36%) Sybase
5 43 (3.64%) Citrix
6 36 (3.05%) Business Objects
6 36 (3.05%) Cognos
7 33 (2.80%) Cisco
8 31 (2.63%) IBM
9 24 (2.03%) TIBCO
10 21 (1.78%) Sitecore
10 21 (1.78%) Tableau
11 17 (1.44%) EPiServer
11 17 (1.44%) JBoss
12 16 (1.36%) Informatica
13 15 (1.27%) Teradata
14 14 (1.19%) ION Trading
14 14 (1.19%) NetApp
15 13 (1.10%) Ektron
16 12 (1.02%) DevExpress
City, London
Venturi
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
City, London
I3
Rate: £450 - £470 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
City, London
Senitor Associates
Rate: £140 - £180 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
City, London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
City of London
Hudson - London
Rate: Day Rate Negotiable
Posted: 16 hours ago
City, London
I3
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City of London
Huxley Associates
Rate: competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
I3
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Red10
Rate: £500 - £575 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
City of London
Huxley Associates
Rate: competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Streamline Connections
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
People Source Consulting
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Huxley Associates
Rate: £65000 - £80000 per annum + competitive Package and Bonus
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Rate: £425 - £450 per day + competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
City of London
Orgtel
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 9 days ago