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 30 June 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
30 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 10 11 14
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +3
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 624 591 665
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 10.67% 10.02% 9.61%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 42.71% 43.65% 42.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 514 462 506
Average daily rate
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£450 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £275 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £584 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 12
Average hourly rate £23.50 £23.25 £41.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.07% -43.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.30 £12.70 £25.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.70 £27.50 £51.27
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £24.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-1.04% -7.69%
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
1461 1354 1566
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 24.98% 22.96% 22.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 1163 1035 1156
Average daily rate £450 £450 £430
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £315 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 7 19
Average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £43.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -36.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.30 £15.40 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £102.00 £34.99 £51.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £30.00

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 30 June 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
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 30 June 2015.

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 30 June 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.

1 629 (55.32%) SQL
2 453 (39.84%) .NET
3 416 (36.59%) C#
4 360 (31.66%) Microsoft
5 357 (31.40%) Finance
6 356 (31.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 321 (28.23%) Agile Software Development
8 269 (23.66%) Business Intelligence
9 268 (23.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 260 (22.87%) SQL Server 2008
11 242 (21.28%) T-SQL
12 217 (19.09%) JavaScript
13 216 (19.00%) Windows
14 213 (18.73%) Oracle
14 213 (18.73%) Data Warehouse
14 213 (18.73%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 209 (18.38%) MS Excel
16 207 (18.21%) ASP.NET
17 190 (16.71%) Banking
18 165 (14.51%) HTML
19 163 (14.34%) MVC
20 159 (13.98%) ETL
21 154 (13.54%) SQL Server 2012
22 142 (12.49%) TDD
23 133 (11.70%) .NET Framework
24 125 (10.99%) Java
25 124 (10.91%) WCF
26 120 (10.55%) Linux
27 113 (9.94%) CSS
28 109 (9.59%) ASP.NET MVC

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

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 98 (8.62%) SharePoint
2 68 (5.98%) IIS
3 45 (3.96%) CMS
4 30 (2.64%) MS Exchange
5 28 (2.46%) SharePoint 2010
6 27 (2.37%) Umbraco
7 26 (2.29%) Tomcat
8 25 (2.20%) Apache
8 25 (2.20%) Sitecore CMS
9 23 (2.02%) BizTalk Server
10 20 (1.76%) Kentico
11 16 (1.41%) SharePoint 2013
12 15 (1.32%) Node.js
13 14 (1.23%) WebSphere
14 12 (1.06%) JBoss
15 11 (0.97%) SAS
16 10 (0.88%) Oracle Coherence
16 10 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2013
16 10 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2010
17 8 (0.70%) Lync
Applications
1 209 (18.38%) MS Excel
2 34 (2.99%) MS Office
3 24 (2.11%) PowerPivot
4 17 (1.50%) MS PowerPoint
5 16 (1.41%) MS Visio
6 13 (1.14%) MS Project
7 5 (0.44%) InfoPath
8 2 (0.18%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 40 (3.52%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.53%) RMDS
2 6 (0.53%) Markit EDM
3 5 (0.44%) Dynamics AX
4 4 (0.35%) Oracle EBS
4 4 (0.35%) Oracle Applications
4 4 (0.35%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 4 (0.35%) Remedy ITSM
4 4 (0.35%) thinkFolio
4 4 (0.35%) Oracle BPM
5 3 (0.26%) IntelliMatch
6 2 (0.18%) Sage BI
6 2 (0.18%) Hyperion Planning
6 2 (0.18%) Oracle General Ledger
6 2 (0.18%) Oracle EBS R12
6 2 (0.18%) SAP HR
6 2 (0.18%) CODA-Financials
6 2 (0.18%) HFM
6 2 (0.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 1 (0.088%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 36 (3.17%) Microsoft Azure
2 20 (1.76%) Amazon AWS
3 10 (0.88%) SaaS
3 10 (0.88%) Office 365
4 5 (0.44%) IaaS
5 4 (0.35%) PaaS
6 2 (0.18%) GitHub
7 1 (0.088%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 1 (0.088%) Boomi
7 1 (0.088%) Rackspace Cloud
7 1 (0.088%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 42 (3.69%) SAN
2 29 (2.55%) Firewall
3 24 (2.11%) NAS
4 22 (1.93%) LDAP
5 21 (1.85%) DNS
6 20 (1.76%) LAN
6 20 (1.76%) WAN
7 15 (1.32%) TCP/IP
8 13 (1.14%) DHCP
8 13 (1.14%) HTTP
9 10 (0.88%) VPN
10 9 (0.79%) Internet
10 9 (0.79%) VLAN
11 7 (0.62%) iSCSI
11 7 (0.62%) FCoE
11 7 (0.62%) Fibre Channel
11 7 (0.62%) Multicast
12 5 (0.44%) SSL
12 5 (0.44%) Intranet
13 2 (0.18%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 356 (31.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 268 (23.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 260 (22.87%) SQL Server 2008
4 213 (18.73%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 213 (18.73%) Data Warehouse
5 154 (13.54%) SQL Server 2012
6 88 (7.74%) Relational Database
7 67 (5.89%) SQL Server 2005
8 59 (5.19%) OLAP
9 56 (4.93%) QlikView
10 43 (3.78%) MySQL
11 42 (3.69%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 42 (3.69%) Oracle Database
12 29 (2.55%) DTS
12 29 (2.55%) RDBMS
13 28 (2.46%) MS Access
14 23 (2.02%) Oracle Database 11g
15 21 (1.85%) Big Data
15 21 (1.85%) Data Mining
16 20 (1.76%) DB2
Development Applications
1 79 (6.95%) Team Foundation Server
2 71 (6.24%) Visual Studio
3 38 (3.34%) JIRA
4 35 (3.08%) Subversion
5 32 (2.81%) TeamCity
6 27 (2.37%) Git (software)
7 25 (2.20%) NUnit
7 25 (2.20%) Jenkins
8 17 (1.50%) Selenium
9 16 (1.41%) SpecFlow
10 15 (1.32%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 13 (1.14%) MSBuild
11 13 (1.14%) Maven
12 10 (0.88%) Moq
13 9 (0.79%) Ant
13 9 (0.79%) ERwin
14 8 (0.70%) JUnit
14 8 (0.70%) ReSharper
14 8 (0.70%) Rhino Mocks
15 7 (0.62%) HP UFT
General
1 357 (31.40%) Finance
2 190 (16.71%) Banking
3 77 (6.77%) Front Office
4 75 (6.60%) Investment Banking
5 35 (3.08%) Retail
6 33 (2.90%) Legal
7 23 (2.02%) Advertising
8 22 (1.93%) Back Office
9 20 (1.76%) Marketing
10 19 (1.67%) Telecoms
11 16 (1.41%) Financial Institution
12 12 (1.06%) Law
13 7 (0.62%) Publishing
14 6 (0.53%) Manufacturing
14 6 (0.53%) General Ledger
15 4 (0.35%) Games
16 3 (0.26%) Billing
16 3 (0.26%) Pharmaceutical
16 3 (0.26%) French Language
16 3 (0.26%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 643 (56.55%) Developer
2 175 (15.39%) Analyst
3 150 (13.19%) .NET Developer
4 125 (10.99%) SQL Developer
5 106 (9.32%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 99 (8.71%) C# Developer
7 84 (7.39%) Senior Developer
8 79 (6.95%) Architect
9 59 (5.19%) DBA
10 53 (4.66%) SQL DBA
11 47 (4.13%) C# .NET Developer
12 38 (3.34%) Solutions Architect
12 38 (3.34%) Data Analyst
13 36 (3.17%) Consultant
14 33 (2.90%) Business Developer
14 33 (2.90%) SQL Server Developer
15 30 (2.64%) C# ASP.NET Developer
16 28 (2.46%) Analyst Developer
16 28 (2.46%) Java Developer
17 27 (2.37%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 453 (39.84%) .NET
2 207 (18.21%) ASP.NET
3 165 (14.51%) HTML
4 133 (11.70%) .NET Framework
5 124 (10.91%) WCF
6 113 (9.94%) CSS
7 109 (9.59%) ASP.NET MVC
8 104 (9.15%) jQuery
8 104 (9.15%) XML
9 95 (8.36%) Web Services
10 83 (7.30%) Entity Framework
11 67 (5.89%) HTML5
12 66 (5.80%) AngularJS
13 59 (5.19%) WPF
13 59 (5.19%) Ajax
14 58 (5.10%) LINQ
15 54 (4.75%) ASP.NET Web API
16 50 (4.40%) MDX
17 40 (3.52%) JSON
18 37 (3.25%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 96 (8.44%) Analytical Skills
2 47 (4.13%) Derivative
3 44 (3.87%) NHS
4 36 (3.17%) Clustering
5 29 (2.55%) Visualisation
6 28 (2.46%) Fixed Income
7 25 (2.20%) Data Centre
8 24 (2.11%) Replication
9 21 (1.85%) Management Information System
9 21 (1.85%) Computer Science
9 21 (1.85%) Data Structures
10 19 (1.67%) Data Integration
10 19 (1.67%) Equities
11 18 (1.58%) Mathematics
12 15 (1.32%) Market Risk
13 14 (1.23%) Enterprise Software
13 14 (1.23%) Equity Derivative
13 14 (1.23%) Client/Server
13 14 (1.23%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 12 (1.06%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 216 (19.00%) Windows
2 120 (10.55%) Linux
3 72 (6.33%) UNIX
4 44 (3.87%) Windows Server 2008
5 37 (3.25%) Windows Server 2012
6 30 (2.64%) Windows Server 2003
7 17 (1.50%) AIX
8 16 (1.41%) Solaris
9 14 (1.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 6 (0.53%) Windows 7
11 5 (0.44%) Windows 8
12 3 (0.26%) CentOS
12 3 (0.26%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.088%) Windows Vista
13 1 (0.088%) Android
13 1 (0.088%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.088%) Oracle Linux
13 1 (0.088%) SUSE
13 1 (0.088%) Debian
13 1 (0.088%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 321 (28.23%) Agile Software Development
2 269 (23.66%) Business Intelligence
3 163 (14.34%) MVC
4 159 (13.98%) ETL
5 142 (12.49%) TDD
6 93 (8.18%) Scrum
7 92 (8.09%) OO
8 83 (7.30%) Migration
9 73 (6.42%) Data Modelling
10 69 (6.07%) ITIL
11 60 (5.28%) CRM
12 59 (5.19%) SDLC
13 58 (5.10%) Project Management
13 58 (5.10%) Continuous Integration
14 57 (5.01%) Analytics
15 54 (4.75%) Unit Testing
16 50 (4.40%) BDD
16 50 (4.40%) Performance Tuning
17 44 (3.87%) E-Commerce
18 43 (3.78%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 629 (55.32%) SQL
2 416 (36.59%) C#
3 242 (21.28%) T-SQL
4 217 (19.09%) JavaScript
5 125 (10.99%) Java
6 90 (7.92%) VBA
7 58 (5.10%) PowerShell
8 41 (3.61%) Perl
9 40 (3.52%) VB.NET
10 37 (3.25%) VB
11 31 (2.73%) PL/SQL
12 29 (2.55%) Python
13 26 (2.29%) PHP
14 25 (2.20%) Shell Script
15 24 (2.11%) C++
16 20 (1.76%) C
16 20 (1.76%) VBScript
17 15 (1.32%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
18 10 (0.88%) Bash Shell
19 8 (0.70%) VB6
Qualifications
1 72 (6.33%) Degree
2 35 (3.08%) Security Cleared
3 25 (2.20%) Microsoft Certification
4 19 (1.67%) SC Cleared
5 18 (1.58%) MCSE
6 12 (1.06%) ISEB
7 11 (0.97%) MCITP
8 10 (0.88%) DV Cleared
9 9 (0.79%) ISTQB
10 6 (0.53%) Cisco Certification
10 6 (0.53%) PMI Certification
11 5 (0.44%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 5 (0.44%) ITIL Certification
11 5 (0.44%) CTC Cleared
11 5 (0.44%) OCP
11 5 (0.44%) Oracle Certification
11 5 (0.44%) MCSA
11 5 (0.44%) CCNP
12 4 (0.35%) MCTS
13 3 (0.26%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (2.90%) QA
2 19 (1.67%) Data Quality
3 15 (1.32%) Solvency II
4 7 (0.62%) SLA
5 4 (0.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 4 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (0.35%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.18%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.18%) COREP
6 2 (0.18%) FINREP
6 2 (0.18%) PMBOK
7 1 (0.088%) HL7
7 1 (0.088%) DICOM
7 1 (0.088%) FATCA
7 1 (0.088%) EMIR
7 1 (0.088%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 57 (5.01%) Active Directory
2 41 (3.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (1.76%) Oracle RAC
4 17 (1.50%) vSphere
5 16 (1.41%) Hyper-V
6 10 (0.88%) XenApp
6 10 (0.88%) Xen
7 8 (0.70%) SRDF
8 7 (0.62%) NFS
8 7 (0.62%) KVM
9 4 (0.35%) Oracle Clusterware
9 4 (0.35%) VMware Server
10 3 (0.26%) Docker
10 3 (0.26%) UAG
11 2 (0.18%) VMware ESXi
11 2 (0.18%) VMware ESX
11 2 (0.18%) XenDesktop
12 1 (0.088%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 1 (0.088%) XenServer
12 1 (0.088%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 22 (1.93%) Puppet
2 13 (1.14%) Opscode Chef
3 11 (0.97%) Data Guard
4 9 (0.79%) SCCM
4 9 (0.79%) SCOM
5 8 (0.70%) Oracle RMAN
6 6 (0.53%) Control-M
7 5 (0.44%) BladeLogic
8 4 (0.35%) HP Quality Center
9 3 (0.26%) ITRS Geneos
9 3 (0.26%) Ansible
9 3 (0.26%) NetBackup
9 3 (0.26%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 2 (0.18%) Tivoli Identity Manager
10 2 (0.18%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 2 (0.18%) WSUS
10 2 (0.18%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 2 (0.18%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 2 (0.18%) Oracle Identity Manager
11 1 (0.088%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 360 (31.66%) Microsoft
2 213 (18.73%) Oracle
3 64 (5.63%) VMware
4 48 (4.22%) IBM
5 45 (3.96%) Sybase
6 42 (3.69%) Tableau
7 35 (3.08%) Cognos
8 33 (2.90%) Business Objects
9 32 (2.81%) HP
10 30 (2.64%) Sitecore
11 29 (2.55%) Cisco
12 24 (2.11%) EPiServer
13 23 (2.02%) Citrix
14 22 (1.93%) TIBCO
15 18 (1.58%) SAP
16 17 (1.50%) EMC
16 17 (1.50%) DevExpress
17 15 (1.32%) NetApp
18 14 (1.23%) Informatica
18 14 (1.23%) Telerik
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