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 16 April 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 10 11 14
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +3
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 649 672 678
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 9.79% 10.65% 8.37%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 44.33% 46.67% 44.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 472 532 479
Average daily rate £411 £450 £430
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.61% +4.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £320 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £586 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 10
Average hourly rate £27.50 £35.75 £21.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.07% +68.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.25 £22.35 £17.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.95 £49.15 £47.65
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.25 £28.00 £25.76
% change year-on-year
+8.03% +8.69%
Database & Business Intelligence Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
1464 1440 1520
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 22.09% 22.82% 18.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 1064 1120 1069
Average daily rate £438 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £320 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £338
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 3 16
Average hourly rate £27.50 £52.50 £47.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-47.61% +10.52%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £28.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +1.81%
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 16 April 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
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 16 April 2014.

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 16 April 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.

1 671 (51.93%) SQL
2 541 (41.87%) .NET
3 507 (39.24%) C#
4 406 (31.42%) Finance
5 350 (27.09%) SQL Server 2008
6 349 (27.01%) Microsoft
7 312 (24.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 283 (21.90%) Banking
9 276 (21.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 268 (20.74%) ASP.NET
11 263 (20.36%) Windows
12 227 (17.57%) Oracle
13 213 (16.49%) HTML
14 212 (16.41%) T-SQL
15 207 (16.02%) Data Warehouse
15 207 (16.02%) Business Intelligence
16 204 (15.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 191 (14.78%) MVC
18 172 (13.31%) MS Excel
19 165 (12.77%) ETL
20 158 (12.23%) Agile Software Development
21 157 (12.15%) JavaScript
22 152 (11.76%) SharePoint
23 144 (11.15%) SQL Server 2005
24 141 (10.91%) Java
25 137 (10.60%) CSS
26 136 (10.53%) WCF
27 132 (10.22%) Linux
28 130 (10.06%) ASP.NET MVC
29 120 (9.29%) TDD

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

For the 6 months to 16 April 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
1 152 (11.76%) SharePoint
2 100 (7.74%) IIS
3 46 (3.56%) SharePoint 2010
4 37 (2.86%) Apache
5 33 (2.55%) MS Exchange
5 33 (2.55%) WebSphere
6 25 (1.93%) BizTalk Server
7 24 (1.86%) Tomcat
7 24 (1.86%) Exchange Server 2010
8 23 (1.78%) CMS
9 22 (1.70%) SharePoint 2013
10 19 (1.47%) Umbraco
11 18 (1.39%) Exchange Server 2007
12 12 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2003
13 10 (0.77%) Sitecore CMS
13 10 (0.77%) WebLogic
13 10 (0.77%) Node.js
14 9 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2013
14 9 (0.70%) Oracle Workflow
15 8 (0.62%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 172 (13.31%) MS Excel
2 37 (2.86%) MS Office
3 15 (1.16%) MS Project
4 8 (0.62%) MS PowerPoint
5 7 (0.54%) PowerPivot
6 4 (0.31%) Adobe Illustrator
6 4 (0.31%) MS Visio
7 3 (0.23%) InfoPath
7 3 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.15%) Stata
9 1 (0.077%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.077%) SPSS
9 1 (0.077%) Maya
Business Applications
1 26 (2.01%) Dynamics CRM
2 18 (1.39%) Markit EDM
3 8 (0.62%) RMDS
4 6 (0.46%) IntelliMatch
5 5 (0.39%) Dynamics AX
5 5 (0.39%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 4 (0.31%) Oracle Financials
6 4 (0.31%) Oracle BPM
6 4 (0.31%) Magento
6 4 (0.31%) Google Analytics
7 3 (0.23%) ION MarketView
7 3 (0.23%) Oracle Applications
7 3 (0.23%) Summit
8 2 (0.15%) Endur
8 2 (0.15%) Oracle EBS
8 2 (0.15%) SunGard GMI
8 2 (0.15%) Remedy ITSM
8 2 (0.15%) Cognos TM1
8 2 (0.15%) Eagle PACE
8 2 (0.15%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 25 (1.93%) Microsoft Azure
2 18 (1.39%) SaaS
3 13 (1.01%) Cloud Computing
4 9 (0.70%) Amazon EC2
5 7 (0.54%) Amazon AWS
5 7 (0.54%) Office 365
6 6 (0.46%) PaaS
7 5 (0.39%) IaaS
8 4 (0.31%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 37 (2.86%) SAN
2 31 (2.40%) Internet
3 28 (2.17%) WAN
4 26 (2.01%) TCP/IP
5 23 (1.78%) HTTP
5 23 (1.78%) Firewall
6 20 (1.55%) Intranet
7 18 (1.39%) LAN
8 13 (1.01%) VPN
8 13 (1.01%) NAS
9 12 (0.93%) DNS
10 10 (0.77%) FCoE
10 10 (0.77%) Fibre Channel
10 10 (0.77%) Multicast
11 9 (0.70%) Cisco ASA
12 7 (0.54%) SSL
12 7 (0.54%) DHCP
13 6 (0.46%) LDAP
13 6 (0.46%) Network Security
14 5 (0.39%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 350 (27.09%) SQL Server 2008
2 312 (24.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 276 (21.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 207 (16.02%) Data Warehouse
5 204 (15.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 144 (11.15%) SQL Server 2005
7 107 (8.28%) SQL Server 2012
8 94 (7.28%) Relational Database
9 55 (4.26%) OLAP
9 55 (4.26%) MySQL
10 42 (3.25%) RDBMS
11 41 (3.17%) Oracle Database
12 33 (2.55%) SQL Server 2000
13 32 (2.48%) QlikView
14 31 (2.40%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 28 (2.17%) DTS
16 22 (1.70%) Data Mining
17 20 (1.55%) Oracle Database 11g
18 18 (1.39%) BusinessObjects XI
18 18 (1.39%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 84 (6.50%) Visual Studio
2 61 (4.72%) Team Foundation Server
3 56 (4.33%) Subversion
4 47 (3.64%) NUnit
5 46 (3.56%) JIRA
6 33 (2.55%) Jenkins
7 31 (2.40%) TeamCity
8 29 (2.24%) Git (software)
9 26 (2.01%) MSBuild
10 20 (1.55%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 20 (1.55%) JUnit
11 14 (1.08%) Maven
11 14 (1.08%) Selenium
12 13 (1.01%) Mercurial
13 12 (0.93%) Rhino Mocks
14 11 (0.85%) Mockito
14 11 (0.85%) Ant
15 10 (0.77%) VSS/SourceSafe
15 10 (0.77%) CruiseControl
16 9 (0.70%) SpecFlow
General
1 406 (31.42%) Finance
2 283 (21.90%) Banking
3 107 (8.28%) Investment Banking
4 81 (6.27%) Front Office
5 69 (5.34%) Retail
6 39 (3.02%) Back Office
7 37 (2.86%) Marketing
8 33 (2.55%) Financial Institution
9 24 (1.86%) Telecoms
10 22 (1.70%) Law
11 18 (1.39%) Legal
12 15 (1.16%) Advertising
13 13 (1.01%) Publishing
14 11 (0.85%) Retail Banking
15 5 (0.39%) Billing
16 4 (0.31%) Games
17 3 (0.23%) Local Government
17 3 (0.23%) Pharmaceutical
18 2 (0.15%) Manufacturing
18 2 (0.15%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 741 (57.35%) Developer
2 180 (13.93%) C# Developer
3 177 (13.70%) Analyst
4 166 (12.85%) .NET Developer
5 147 (11.38%) SQL Developer
6 104 (8.05%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 80 (6.19%) Senior Developer
8 75 (5.80%) DBA
9 71 (5.50%) Architect
10 69 (5.34%) C# .NET Developer
11 61 (4.72%) ASP.NET Developer
12 57 (4.41%) SQL Server Developer
13 55 (4.26%) SQL DBA
14 37 (2.86%) Web Developer
14 37 (2.86%) Administrator
15 36 (2.79%) Java Developer
16 34 (2.63%) Business Analyst
17 33 (2.55%) Consultant
17 33 (2.55%) Data Analyst
18 30 (2.32%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 541 (41.87%) .NET
2 268 (20.74%) ASP.NET
3 213 (16.49%) HTML
4 137 (10.60%) CSS
5 136 (10.53%) WCF
6 130 (10.06%) ASP.NET MVC
7 119 (9.21%) XML
8 116 (8.98%) jQuery
9 101 (7.82%) Web Services
10 99 (7.66%) .NET Framework
11 96 (7.43%) WPF
12 54 (4.18%) HTML5
13 50 (3.87%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
14 47 (3.64%) ASP.NET MVC 4
15 43 (3.33%) WinForms
16 40 (3.10%) MDX
17 39 (3.02%) LINQ
18 37 (2.86%) ASP.NET Web API
19 36 (2.79%) CSS3
19 36 (2.79%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 65 (5.03%) Derivative
2 53 (4.10%) Computer Science
3 45 (3.48%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 43 (3.33%) NHS
4 43 (3.33%) Fixed Income
5 41 (3.17%) Clustering
6 34 (2.63%) Data Integration
7 28 (2.17%) Enterprise Software
8 23 (1.78%) N-Tier
9 22 (1.70%) Equities
9 22 (1.70%) Replication
10 20 (1.55%) Mathematics
11 18 (1.39%) Credit Risk
11 18 (1.39%) Market Risk
12 17 (1.32%) Hedge funds
12 17 (1.32%) Management Information System
13 15 (1.16%) W3C
14 14 (1.08%) Statistics
15 12 (0.93%) Open Source
16 10 (0.77%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 263 (20.36%) Windows
2 132 (10.22%) Linux
3 76 (5.88%) UNIX
4 56 (4.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 42 (3.25%) Windows Server 2003
6 27 (2.09%) Solaris
7 22 (1.70%) Windows 7
8 12 (0.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 9 (0.70%) Windows Server 2012
10 8 (0.62%) Windows XP
11 7 (0.54%) AIX
12 5 (0.39%) Windows 2000
12 5 (0.39%) Debian
12 5 (0.39%) Android
12 5 (0.39%) Apple iOS
13 4 (0.31%) Windows 8
13 4 (0.31%) Windows 2000 Server
14 3 (0.23%) CentOS
15 2 (0.15%) Ubuntu
15 2 (0.15%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 207 (16.02%) Business Intelligence
2 191 (14.78%) MVC
3 165 (12.77%) ETL
4 158 (12.23%) Agile Software Development
5 120 (9.29%) TDD
6 102 (7.89%) Data Modelling
7 83 (6.42%) OO
7 83 (6.42%) Migration
8 72 (5.57%) Scrum
9 70 (5.42%) Asset Management
10 68 (5.26%) Performance Tuning
11 67 (5.19%) Multithreading
12 66 (5.11%) Continuous Integration
13 64 (4.95%) Analytics
13 64 (4.95%) ITIL
14 63 (4.88%) Workflow
15 55 (4.26%) Unit Testing
16 54 (4.18%) CRM
17 47 (3.64%) E-Commerce
18 46 (3.56%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 671 (51.93%) SQL
2 507 (39.24%) C#
3 212 (16.41%) T-SQL
4 157 (12.15%) JavaScript
5 141 (10.91%) Java
6 43 (3.33%) VB
7 42 (3.25%) VBA
8 41 (3.17%) C++
8 41 (3.17%) PowerShell
9 36 (2.79%) Perl
9 36 (2.79%) Python
10 35 (2.71%) VB.NET
11 32 (2.48%) C
12 30 (2.32%) PL/SQL
13 18 (1.39%) PHP
13 18 (1.39%) VBScript
14 15 (1.16%) Shell Script
15 13 (1.01%) Bash Shell
16 9 (0.70%) Ruby
17 7 (0.54%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 99 (7.66%) Degree
2 42 (3.25%) Microsoft Certification
3 38 (2.94%) Security Cleared
4 25 (1.93%) DV Cleared
4 25 (1.93%) MCITP
5 17 (1.32%) ISEB
5 17 (1.32%) MCSE
6 14 (1.08%) MCTS
7 10 (0.77%) MCP
8 9 (0.70%) SC Cleared
9 8 (0.62%) ISTQB
10 7 (0.54%) MCSA
11 4 (0.31%) MCSD
11 4 (0.31%) Cisco Certification
12 3 (0.23%) CCNA
13 2 (0.15%) CTC Cleared
13 2 (0.15%) MCAD
13 2 (0.15%) CCA
13 2 (0.15%) Citrix Certification
13 2 (0.15%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (2.40%) QA
2 21 (1.63%) Data Quality
3 15 (1.16%) Basel III
3 15 (1.16%) SLA
4 9 (0.70%) ISO 9001
5 7 (0.54%) Solvency II
6 4 (0.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 3 (0.23%) EMIR
7 3 (0.23%) Dodd-Frank
8 2 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 2 (0.15%) COBIT
9 1 (0.077%) CRD IV
System Software
1 64 (4.95%) Active Directory
2 34 (2.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (1.39%) XenApp
4 16 (1.24%) vSphere
5 15 (1.16%) Hyper-V
6 13 (1.01%) Oracle RAC
7 11 (0.85%) XenDesktop
7 11 (0.85%) VMware ESX
8 10 (0.77%) NFS
8 10 (0.77%) SRDF
9 8 (0.62%) vCloud
10 6 (0.46%) Squid
11 4 (0.31%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
12 3 (0.23%) ISA Server
12 3 (0.23%) Xen
12 3 (0.23%) Oracle RMAN
12 3 (0.23%) KVM
12 3 (0.23%) VMware ESXi
12 3 (0.23%) Forefront TMG
13 2 (0.15%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 24 (1.86%) Puppet
2 12 (0.93%) SCOM
3 10 (0.77%) SCCM
4 8 (0.62%) Opscode Chef
5 7 (0.54%) Tivoli
6 6 (0.46%) Control-M
6 6 (0.46%) EMC NetWorker
7 5 (0.39%) Data Guard
8 3 (0.23%) MOM
9 2 (0.15%) BMC PATROL
9 2 (0.15%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 2 (0.15%) Cacti
9 2 (0.15%) CiscoWorks
9 2 (0.15%) CA Spectrum
9 2 (0.15%) HAProxy
9 2 (0.15%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 1 (0.077%) HP SiteScope
10 1 (0.077%) HP Quality Center
10 1 (0.077%) Ionix
10 1 (0.077%) OpenView
Vendors
1 349 (27.01%) Microsoft
2 227 (17.57%) Oracle
3 74 (5.73%) VMware
4 73 (5.65%) Sybase
5 54 (4.18%) Citrix
6 39 (3.02%) Business Objects
7 32 (2.48%) Cisco
8 28 (2.17%) TIBCO
9 26 (2.01%) NetApp
10 22 (1.70%) JBoss
11 21 (1.63%) HP
12 20 (1.55%) IBM
12 20 (1.55%) EMC
13 18 (1.39%) Cognos
13 18 (1.39%) Telerik
13 18 (1.39%) Tableau
14 15 (1.16%) DevExpress
15 14 (1.08%) Sitecore
16 13 (1.01%) ION Trading
16 13 (1.01%) SAP
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