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 23 January 2015 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 12 11 10
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -1
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 473 630 646
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 9.33% 10.47% 11.45%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 40.46% 43.09% 47.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 392 458 508
Average daily rate
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£403 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.29% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £313 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +3.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
Average hourly rate - £111.02 £30.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +261.02%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.69 £29.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-1.06% +5.45%
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
1169 1462 1347
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 23.06% 24.31% 23.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 928 1094 1048
Average daily rate £425 £438 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £325 £318
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £340 £335
% change year-on-year
+6.61% +1.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 6
Average hourly rate £36.00 £41.53 £20.65
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.31% +101.16%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+25.92% -10.00%

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 23 January 2015.

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 23 January 2015, 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.

1 576 (58.48%) SQL
2 373 (37.87%) .NET
3 358 (36.35%) C#
4 303 (30.76%) Microsoft
5 283 (28.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 271 (27.51%) Finance
7 230 (23.35%) SQL Server 2008
8 227 (23.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 201 (20.41%) T-SQL
10 194 (19.70%) ASP.NET
11 191 (19.39%) Windows
12 188 (19.09%) Agile Software Development
13 180 (18.27%) MS Excel
14 178 (18.07%) Business Intelligence
15 169 (17.16%) Oracle
16 166 (16.85%) Banking
17 137 (13.91%) JavaScript
18 136 (13.81%) MVC
19 130 (13.20%) Data Warehouse
19 130 (13.20%) SQL Server Analysis Services
20 124 (12.59%) ETL
21 121 (12.28%) HTML
22 104 (10.56%) TDD
23 94 (9.54%) jQuery
24 91 (9.24%) SQL Server 2012
24 91 (9.24%) XML
25 90 (9.14%) CSS
25 90 (9.14%) WCF
26 89 (9.04%) .NET Framework
26 89 (9.04%) Java

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

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, 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 84 (8.53%) SharePoint
2 58 (5.89%) IIS
3 28 (2.84%) CMS
4 25 (2.54%) BizTalk Server
5 23 (2.34%) SharePoint 2010
6 20 (2.03%) MS Exchange
7 19 (1.93%) Apache
8 18 (1.83%) Sitecore CMS
9 17 (1.73%) SharePoint 2013
10 13 (1.32%) JBoss
10 13 (1.32%) WebSphere
11 12 (1.22%) Umbraco
11 12 (1.22%) Tomcat
12 10 (1.02%) Kentico
12 10 (1.02%) Exchange Server 2010
13 9 (0.91%) Node.js
14 8 (0.81%) SharePoint Server
14 8 (0.81%) Lync
15 6 (0.61%) Oracle Workflow
16 5 (0.51%) WebLogic
Applications
1 180 (18.27%) MS Excel
2 47 (4.77%) MS Office
3 16 (1.62%) PowerPivot
4 14 (1.42%) MS PowerPoint
5 11 (1.12%) MS Visio
6 8 (0.81%) MS Project
7 7 (0.71%) Spreadsheet
8 6 (0.61%) InfoPath
9 5 (0.51%) Photoshop
10 2 (0.20%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 2 (0.20%) Fireworks
11 1 (0.10%) SPSS
11 1 (0.10%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 34 (3.45%) Dynamics CRM
1 34 (3.45%) Markit EDM
2 9 (0.91%) Dynamics AX
3 7 (0.71%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 6 (0.61%) SimCorp Dimension
4 6 (0.61%) Cognos TM1
5 5 (0.51%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 4 (0.41%) IntelliMatch
6 4 (0.41%) SAP BPC
6 4 (0.41%) ION MarketView
7 3 (0.30%) BusinessWorks
7 3 (0.30%) Agresso
8 2 (0.20%) Misys Midas
8 2 (0.20%) Oracle General Ledger
8 2 (0.20%) Oracle EBS R12
8 2 (0.20%) Oracle EBS
8 2 (0.20%) RMDS
8 2 (0.20%) LatentZero
9 1 (0.10%) Endur
9 1 (0.10%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 21 (2.13%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (0.71%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (0.51%) Cloud Computing
4 4 (0.41%) Office 365
5 3 (0.30%) SaaS
6 2 (0.20%) PaaS
6 2 (0.20%) IaaS
7 1 (0.10%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.10%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 24 (2.44%) SAN
2 23 (2.34%) DNS
3 22 (2.23%) Firewall
4 14 (1.42%) Internet
5 12 (1.22%) VLAN
6 10 (1.02%) WAN
7 9 (0.91%) DHCP
8 8 (0.81%) FTP
9 7 (0.71%) TCP/IP
9 7 (0.71%) NAS
10 6 (0.61%) VPN
10 6 (0.61%) LDAP
11 5 (0.51%) HTTP
11 5 (0.51%) SSL
11 5 (0.51%) Fibre Channel
11 5 (0.51%) Cisco ASA
11 5 (0.51%) iSCSI
11 5 (0.51%) Network Security
12 4 (0.41%) NetScaler
12 4 (0.41%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 283 (28.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 230 (23.35%) SQL Server 2008
3 227 (23.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 130 (13.20%) Data Warehouse
4 130 (13.20%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 91 (9.24%) SQL Server 2012
6 76 (7.72%) SQL Server 2005
7 75 (7.61%) Relational Database
8 41 (4.16%) QlikView
9 38 (3.86%) Oracle Database
10 35 (3.55%) MySQL
11 29 (2.94%) OLAP
11 29 (2.94%) RDBMS
12 28 (2.84%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 18 (1.83%) MS Access
14 17 (1.73%) DB2
15 16 (1.62%) SQL Server 2000
16 15 (1.52%) Big Data
17 14 (1.42%) Hadoop
18 13 (1.32%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 70 (7.11%) Team Foundation Server
2 63 (6.40%) Visual Studio
3 29 (2.94%) NUnit
4 27 (2.74%) Subversion
5 21 (2.13%) JIRA
6 16 (1.62%) Selenium
6 16 (1.62%) Jenkins
7 15 (1.52%) SpecFlow
8 12 (1.22%) MSTest
8 12 (1.22%) JUnit
9 11 (1.12%) TeamCity
9 11 (1.12%) Git (software)
10 10 (1.02%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
10 10 (1.02%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 9 (0.91%) MSBuild
12 8 (0.81%) Toad
13 7 (0.71%) Maven
13 7 (0.71%) Mockito
13 7 (0.71%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
14 6 (0.61%) Moq
General
1 271 (27.51%) Finance
2 166 (16.85%) Banking
3 73 (7.41%) Investment Banking
4 63 (6.40%) Front Office
5 29 (2.94%) Back Office
5 29 (2.94%) Telecoms
6 27 (2.74%) Retail
7 24 (2.44%) Marketing
7 24 (2.44%) Legal
7 24 (2.44%) Advertising
8 14 (1.42%) Law
9 9 (0.91%) Manufacturing
10 7 (0.71%) Electronics
11 5 (0.51%) Billing
12 4 (0.41%) Publishing
13 3 (0.30%) French Language
14 2 (0.20%) Financial Institution
14 2 (0.20%) General Ledger
15 1 (0.10%) Games
15 1 (0.10%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 512 (51.98%) Developer
2 164 (16.65%) Analyst
3 109 (11.07%) SQL Developer
4 107 (10.86%) .NET Developer
5 76 (7.72%) Architect
5 76 (7.72%) DBA
6 75 (7.61%) C# Developer
7 71 (7.21%) SQL DBA
8 56 (5.69%) Senior Developer
9 44 (4.47%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 42 (4.26%) C# .NET Developer
11 41 (4.16%) Consultant
11 41 (4.16%) Applications Support
11 41 (4.16%) Data Analyst
12 34 (3.45%) SQL Server DBA
13 32 (3.25%) Support Analyst
14 27 (2.74%) Java Developer
15 26 (2.64%) Microsoft Developer
15 26 (2.64%) Business Developer
16 25 (2.54%) ETL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 373 (37.87%) .NET
2 194 (19.70%) ASP.NET
3 121 (12.28%) HTML
4 94 (9.54%) jQuery
5 91 (9.24%) XML
6 90 (9.14%) CSS
6 90 (9.14%) WCF
7 89 (9.04%) .NET Framework
8 85 (8.63%) ASP.NET MVC
9 60 (6.09%) Web Services
10 47 (4.77%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 40 (4.06%) HTML5
12 39 (3.96%) WPF
13 38 (3.86%) Ajax
14 29 (2.94%) LINQ
15 28 (2.84%) AngularJS
16 27 (2.74%) XSLT
17 25 (2.54%) MDX
17 25 (2.54%) ASP.NET MVC 4
18 24 (2.44%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 85 (8.63%) Analytical Skills
2 32 (3.25%) NHS
3 31 (3.15%) Derivative
4 29 (2.94%) Replication
5 26 (2.64%) Computer Science
5 26 (2.64%) Fixed Income
6 24 (2.44%) Clustering
7 22 (2.23%) Data Integration
8 21 (2.13%) Visualisation
9 19 (1.93%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 17 (1.73%) Management Information System
10 17 (1.73%) Enterprise Software
11 13 (1.32%) Equities
12 11 (1.12%) N-Tier
13 10 (1.02%) Client/Server
14 9 (0.91%) Credit Risk
14 9 (0.91%) Mathematics
15 8 (0.81%) Market Risk
15 8 (0.81%) Data Extraction
15 8 (0.81%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 191 (19.39%) Windows
2 77 (7.82%) Linux
3 68 (6.90%) UNIX
4 39 (3.96%) Windows Server 2008
5 26 (2.64%) Windows Server 2003
6 21 (2.13%) Windows Server 2012
7 13 (1.32%) Windows 7
8 10 (1.02%) AIX
9 9 (0.91%) Windows XP
10 8 (0.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 8 (0.81%) Solaris
11 6 (0.61%) Apple iOS
12 5 (0.51%) SUSE
13 4 (0.41%) Windows Vista
14 3 (0.30%) VMS
14 3 (0.30%) OpenVMS
14 3 (0.30%) Oracle Linux
14 3 (0.30%) CentOS
15 2 (0.20%) Android
16 1 (0.10%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 188 (19.09%) Agile Software Development
2 178 (18.07%) Business Intelligence
3 136 (13.81%) MVC
4 124 (12.59%) ETL
5 104 (10.56%) TDD
6 87 (8.83%) Migration
7 69 (7.01%) Scrum
8 60 (6.09%) Performance Tuning
9 54 (5.48%) OO
10 52 (5.28%) CRM
10 52 (5.28%) Data Modelling
11 49 (4.97%) Analytics
12 43 (4.37%) Workflow
13 41 (4.16%) ITIL
14 37 (3.76%) Change Management
15 36 (3.65%) BDD
16 35 (3.55%) Web Development
16 35 (3.55%) User Acceptance Testing
17 34 (3.45%) Project Management
18 32 (3.25%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 576 (58.48%) SQL
2 358 (36.35%) C#
3 201 (20.41%) T-SQL
4 137 (13.91%) JavaScript
5 89 (9.04%) Java
6 84 (8.53%) VBA
7 43 (4.37%) VB
8 38 (3.86%) PowerShell
9 30 (3.05%) C++
10 29 (2.94%) VB.NET
11 23 (2.34%) Shell Script
11 23 (2.34%) C
12 22 (2.23%) Perl
13 20 (2.03%) PL/SQL
14 19 (1.93%) PHP
15 17 (1.73%) VBScript
16 16 (1.62%) Python
17 7 (0.71%) XAML
17 7 (0.71%) R
18 6 (0.61%) XPath
Qualifications
1 49 (4.97%) Degree
2 27 (2.74%) Security Cleared
3 24 (2.44%) Microsoft Certification
4 15 (1.52%) MCITP
5 11 (1.12%) SC Cleared
6 10 (1.02%) MCSE
7 8 (0.81%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 8 (0.81%) Cisco Certification
8 7 (0.71%) CCNA
9 6 (0.61%) ISTQB
9 6 (0.61%) ISEB
10 5 (0.51%) DV Cleared
10 5 (0.51%) MCTS
11 4 (0.41%) CCNP
11 4 (0.41%) Siebel Certification
12 3 (0.30%) CTC Cleared
12 3 (0.30%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 2 (0.20%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 2 (0.20%) RHCT
13 2 (0.20%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (3.05%) QA
2 15 (1.52%) Data Quality
3 8 (0.81%) ISO 9001
4 3 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.20%) Dodd-Frank
5 2 (0.20%) Basel III
5 2 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.10%) SLA
6 1 (0.10%) FATCA
6 1 (0.10%) Solvency II
6 1 (0.10%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.10%) WCAG
6 1 (0.10%) WAI
6 1 (0.10%) COBIT
6 1 (0.10%) MiFID
6 1 (0.10%) EMIR
System Software
1 44 (4.47%) Active Directory
2 33 (3.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (2.34%) vSphere
4 11 (1.12%) XenApp
5 9 (0.91%) Oracle RAC
6 8 (0.81%) Hyper-V
7 7 (0.71%) UAG
8 5 (0.51%) Firmware
8 5 (0.51%) VMware Server
9 4 (0.41%) VMware ESXi
9 4 (0.41%) VMware ESX
9 4 (0.41%) NFS
10 3 (0.30%) FreeRADIUS
10 3 (0.30%) XenDesktop
10 3 (0.30%) Xen
10 3 (0.30%) KVM
11 2 (0.20%) HDFS
11 2 (0.20%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 2 (0.20%) DFS Replication
11 2 (0.20%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 15 (1.52%) HP Quality Center
2 14 (1.42%) Puppet
2 14 (1.42%) Control-M
3 12 (1.22%) SCOM
4 11 (1.12%) SCCM
5 8 (0.81%) Backup Exec
6 5 (0.51%) SCVMM
7 4 (0.41%) SCOrch
8 3 (0.30%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 3 (0.30%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
8 3 (0.30%) Oracle Identity Manager
9 2 (0.20%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 2 (0.20%) Opscode Chef
9 2 (0.20%) SCDPM
9 2 (0.20%) NetBackup
9 2 (0.20%) Tivoli Identity Manager
9 2 (0.20%) MIMEsweeper
9 2 (0.20%) MAILsweeper
10 1 (0.10%) ZENworks
10 1 (0.10%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 303 (30.76%) Microsoft
2 169 (17.16%) Oracle
3 61 (6.19%) VMware
4 42 (4.26%) Sybase
5 35 (3.55%) IBM
6 32 (3.25%) Tableau
7 29 (2.94%) Business Objects
8 25 (2.54%) Citrix
9 23 (2.34%) Cognos
10 21 (2.13%) HP
10 21 (2.13%) Sitecore
11 18 (1.83%) Cisco
12 16 (1.62%) SAP
12 16 (1.62%) TIBCO
13 15 (1.52%) Teradata
14 14 (1.42%) Informatica
15 12 (1.22%) EPiServer
15 12 (1.22%) ION Trading
15 12 (1.22%) Telerik
16 11 (1.12%) DevExpress
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