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 20 October 2014 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
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 15 13 12
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -1
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 503 693 759
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 8.47% 9.49% 10.17%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 39.11% 41.25% 49.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 387 540 587
Average daily rate
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£425 £435 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.29% -3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £313 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 3
Average hourly rate £37.25 £36.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.05% +62.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.45 £28.00 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.05 £53.31 £34.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £22.75
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +20.87%
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
1286 1680 1545
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 21.65% 23.00% 20.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 996 1265 1157
Average daily rate £425 £433 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.73% -3.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £325 £289
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £583 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £330 £338
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 13 21
Average hourly rate £38.00 £35.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% +7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £18.80 £14.92
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £59.87 £45.65
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.36 £31.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+5.91% +5.00%

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 20 October 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 20 October 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.

1 565 (53.30%) SQL
2 415 (39.15%) .NET
3 379 (35.75%) C#
4 310 (29.25%) Microsoft
5 307 (28.96%) Finance
6 266 (25.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 244 (23.02%) SQL Server 2008
8 224 (21.13%) Banking
9 215 (20.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 215 (20.28%) Windows
10 210 (19.81%) ASP.NET
11 206 (19.43%) Oracle
12 192 (18.11%) T-SQL
13 189 (17.83%) Agile Software Development
14 170 (16.04%) MS Excel
15 167 (15.75%) MVC
16 166 (15.66%) Business Intelligence
17 152 (14.34%) ETL
18 151 (14.25%) JavaScript
19 150 (14.15%) Data Warehouse
20 147 (13.87%) HTML
21 128 (12.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
22 121 (11.42%) .NET Framework
23 113 (10.66%) CSS
24 111 (10.47%) XML
25 107 (10.09%) ASP.NET MVC
26 106 (10.00%) TDD
27 103 (9.72%) jQuery
28 96 (9.06%) SQL Server 2012
29 93 (8.77%) WCF

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

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 93 (8.77%) SharePoint
2 70 (6.60%) IIS
3 36 (3.40%) CMS
4 35 (3.30%) WebSphere
5 31 (2.92%) Tomcat
5 31 (2.92%) SharePoint 2013
6 29 (2.74%) SharePoint 2010
7 25 (2.36%) Apache
8 24 (2.26%) JBoss
8 24 (2.26%) SAS
8 24 (2.26%) BizTalk Server
9 21 (1.98%) MS Exchange
10 20 (1.89%) WebLogic
11 19 (1.79%) Sitecore CMS
12 14 (1.32%) Umbraco
13 12 (1.13%) Exchange Server 2010
14 11 (1.04%) Exchange Server 2007
15 10 (0.94%) GlassFish
16 9 (0.85%) Lync
16 9 (0.85%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 170 (16.04%) MS Excel
2 42 (3.96%) MS Office
3 13 (1.23%) PowerPivot
4 10 (0.94%) MS Visio
5 9 (0.85%) Photoshop
5 9 (0.85%) MS PowerPoint
6 8 (0.75%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.38%) MS Project
8 3 (0.28%) InfoPath
9 2 (0.19%) SPSS
9 2 (0.19%) Fireworks
9 2 (0.19%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 1 (0.094%) FastStats
10 1 (0.094%) GIMP
10 1 (0.094%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 36 (3.40%) Markit EDM
2 26 (2.45%) Dynamics CRM
3 9 (0.85%) Dynamics AX
4 8 (0.75%) Google Analytics
5 6 (0.57%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 6 (0.57%) SimCorp Dimension
6 5 (0.47%) Cognos TM1
7 3 (0.28%) RMDS
7 3 (0.28%) Agresso
8 2 (0.19%) Oracle EBS
8 2 (0.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 2 (0.19%) ION MarketView
8 2 (0.19%) Oracle BPM
8 2 (0.19%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
9 1 (0.094%) IntelliMatch
9 1 (0.094%) Oracle Payables
9 1 (0.094%) Temenos T24
9 1 (0.094%) Eagle PACE
9 1 (0.094%) Dynamics NAV
9 1 (0.094%) Adaptiv
Cloud Services
1 15 (1.42%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (0.85%) Cloud Computing
3 6 (0.57%) Amazon EC2
4 4 (0.38%) Office 365
5 3 (0.28%) GitHub
5 3 (0.28%) Amazon AWS
6 2 (0.19%) SaaS
7 1 (0.094%) CloudFront
7 1 (0.094%) Gitorious
7 1 (0.094%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 29 (2.74%) SAN
2 25 (2.36%) DNS
3 24 (2.26%) Firewall
4 18 (1.70%) WAN
5 15 (1.42%) Internet
6 13 (1.23%) DHCP
7 11 (1.04%) LAN
8 10 (0.94%) VLAN
8 10 (0.94%) Network Security
8 10 (0.94%) NAS
9 9 (0.85%) HTTP
9 9 (0.85%) VPN
10 8 (0.75%) TCP/IP
10 8 (0.75%) Intranet
11 7 (0.66%) VoIP
11 7 (0.66%) Fibre Channel
12 6 (0.57%) Cisco ASA
12 6 (0.57%) LDAP
12 6 (0.57%) Extranet
13 5 (0.47%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 266 (25.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 244 (23.02%) SQL Server 2008
3 215 (20.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 150 (14.15%) Data Warehouse
5 128 (12.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 96 (9.06%) SQL Server 2012
7 81 (7.64%) SQL Server 2005
8 65 (6.13%) Relational Database
9 54 (5.09%) Oracle Database
10 50 (4.72%) QlikView
11 46 (4.34%) MySQL
12 32 (3.02%) RDBMS
13 27 (2.55%) Data Mining
14 24 (2.26%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 23 (2.17%) MS Access
16 20 (1.89%) OLAP
17 19 (1.79%) Crystal Reports
17 19 (1.79%) Data Mart
18 18 (1.70%) DB2
18 18 (1.70%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 89 (8.40%) Visual Studio
2 84 (7.92%) Team Foundation Server
3 37 (3.49%) NUnit
4 33 (3.11%) Subversion
5 26 (2.45%) JIRA
6 21 (1.98%) TeamCity
6 21 (1.98%) Jenkins
7 18 (1.70%) Maven
7 18 (1.70%) Selenium
8 17 (1.60%) Git (software)
9 15 (1.42%) MSTest
10 13 (1.23%) SpecFlow
10 13 (1.23%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 11 (1.04%) JUnit
12 10 (0.94%) CruiseControl
13 9 (0.85%) Ant
13 9 (0.85%) Mercurial
14 7 (0.66%) WebDriver
14 7 (0.66%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
14 7 (0.66%) Rhino Mocks
General
1 307 (28.96%) Finance
2 224 (21.13%) Banking
3 89 (8.40%) Investment Banking
4 62 (5.85%) Front Office
5 50 (4.72%) Retail
6 36 (3.40%) Marketing
7 28 (2.64%) Advertising
8 20 (1.89%) Back Office
9 19 (1.79%) Legal
10 15 (1.42%) Telecoms
11 13 (1.23%) Law
12 9 (0.85%) Retail Banking
13 8 (0.75%) Publishing
14 7 (0.66%) Financial Institution
15 2 (0.19%) Electronics
15 2 (0.19%) Manufacturing
15 2 (0.19%) Games
15 2 (0.19%) Billing
15 2 (0.19%) International Banking
15 2 (0.19%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 558 (52.64%) Developer
2 181 (17.08%) Analyst
3 141 (13.30%) .NET Developer
4 114 (10.75%) SQL Developer
5 100 (9.43%) C# Developer
6 71 (6.70%) DBA
7 57 (5.38%) Architect
8 56 (5.28%) SQL DBA
9 54 (5.09%) C# .NET Developer
10 48 (4.53%) Support Analyst
11 45 (4.25%) Consultant
12 43 (4.06%) Business Intelligence Developer
13 41 (3.87%) Applications Support
13 41 (3.87%) Data Analyst
14 39 (3.68%) Senior Developer
15 31 (2.92%) Administrator
16 28 (2.64%) ASP.NET Developer
17 27 (2.55%) Java Developer
18 26 (2.45%) Applications Support Analyst
19 25 (2.36%) ETL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 415 (39.15%) .NET
2 210 (19.81%) ASP.NET
3 147 (13.87%) HTML
4 121 (11.42%) .NET Framework
5 113 (10.66%) CSS
6 111 (10.47%) XML
7 107 (10.09%) ASP.NET MVC
8 103 (9.72%) jQuery
9 93 (8.77%) WCF
10 80 (7.55%) Web Services
11 57 (5.38%) WPF
12 50 (4.72%) HTML5
13 48 (4.53%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
14 37 (3.49%) Ajax
15 34 (3.21%) XSLT
15 34 (3.21%) ASP.NET MVC 4
16 33 (3.11%) LINQ
17 32 (3.02%) MDX
17 32 (3.02%) REST
18 28 (2.64%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 84 (7.92%) Analytical Skills
2 33 (3.11%) NHS
2 33 (3.11%) Derivative
3 28 (2.64%) Computer Science
4 26 (2.45%) Fixed Income
4 26 (2.45%) Data Integration
5 24 (2.26%) Clustering
6 23 (2.17%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 23 (2.17%) Replication
7 21 (1.98%) Market Risk
8 20 (1.89%) Credit Risk
9 18 (1.70%) Visualisation
10 17 (1.60%) Enterprise Software
10 17 (1.60%) N-Tier
11 15 (1.42%) Equities
12 14 (1.32%) Client/Server
13 13 (1.23%) Data Structures
14 12 (1.13%) Hedge funds
15 11 (1.04%) Management Information System
16 9 (0.85%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 215 (20.28%) Windows
2 90 (8.49%) Linux
3 68 (6.42%) UNIX
4 44 (4.15%) Windows Server 2008
5 35 (3.30%) Windows Server 2003
6 15 (1.42%) Windows Server 2012
7 12 (1.13%) Windows 7
8 11 (1.04%) Solaris
9 10 (0.94%) Windows XP
10 9 (0.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 6 (0.57%) AIX
12 3 (0.28%) SUSE
12 3 (0.28%) Oracle Linux
13 2 (0.19%) HPUX
14 1 (0.094%) Ubuntu
14 1 (0.094%) Windows Vista
14 1 (0.094%) Android
14 1 (0.094%) Windows 8
14 1 (0.094%) Windows Phone
14 1 (0.094%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 189 (17.83%) Agile Software Development
2 167 (15.75%) MVC
3 166 (15.66%) Business Intelligence
4 152 (14.34%) ETL
5 106 (10.00%) TDD
6 88 (8.30%) Migration
7 64 (6.04%) Scrum
8 63 (5.94%) Data Modelling
9 61 (5.75%) OO
10 60 (5.66%) Performance Tuning
11 58 (5.47%) ITIL
12 55 (5.19%) Analytics
13 53 (5.00%) Asset Management
14 48 (4.53%) CRM
15 47 (4.43%) Workflow
16 40 (3.77%) Release Management
17 39 (3.68%) BDD
17 39 (3.68%) Data Management
18 38 (3.58%) Continuous Integration
19 35 (3.30%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 565 (53.30%) SQL
2 379 (35.75%) C#
3 192 (18.11%) T-SQL
4 151 (14.25%) JavaScript
5 87 (8.21%) Java
6 63 (5.94%) VBA
6 63 (5.94%) PowerShell
7 35 (3.30%) PL/SQL
8 30 (2.83%) VB
9 27 (2.55%) VB.NET
10 25 (2.36%) VBScript
11 23 (2.17%) Shell Script
12 21 (1.98%) C
12 21 (1.98%) C++
13 17 (1.60%) Perl
14 15 (1.42%) Python
15 11 (1.04%) PHP
16 9 (0.85%) XPath
16 9 (0.85%) Bash Shell
17 5 (0.47%) VB6
Qualifications
1 59 (5.57%) Degree
2 31 (2.92%) Microsoft Certification
3 21 (1.98%) Security Cleared
4 13 (1.23%) SC Cleared
4 13 (1.23%) MCSE
4 13 (1.23%) MCITP
5 7 (0.66%) MCTS
6 6 (0.57%) ISTQB
7 5 (0.47%) CCNA
7 5 (0.47%) ISEB
7 5 (0.47%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (0.47%) DV Cleared
8 4 (0.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 4 (0.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 3 (0.28%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (0.28%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 2 (0.19%) RHCE
10 2 (0.19%) MCDBA
10 2 (0.19%) MCSD
10 2 (0.19%) RHCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (1.89%) QA
2 17 (1.60%) ISO 9001
3 15 (1.42%) Data Quality
4 9 (0.85%) Basel III
5 5 (0.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.094%) WCAG
7 1 (0.094%) WAI
7 1 (0.094%) COBIT
7 1 (0.094%) MiFID
7 1 (0.094%) Basel II
7 1 (0.094%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 1 (0.094%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.094%) EMIR
7 1 (0.094%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 49 (4.62%) Active Directory
2 42 (3.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (2.17%) vSphere
4 17 (1.60%) XenApp
5 16 (1.51%) Oracle RMAN
6 13 (1.23%) Oracle RAC
7 10 (0.94%) VMware ESX
7 10 (0.94%) Hyper-V
8 9 (0.85%) UAG
9 7 (0.66%) VMware ESXi
9 7 (0.66%) NFS
9 7 (0.66%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 7 (0.66%) XenServer
10 6 (0.57%) Firmware
10 6 (0.57%) vCloud
11 5 (0.47%) SRDF
12 4 (0.38%) XenDesktop
12 4 (0.38%) VMware Server
13 3 (0.28%) ISA Server
13 3 (0.28%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 27 (2.55%) Control-M
2 17 (1.60%) Puppet
3 15 (1.42%) SCOM
4 12 (1.13%) SCCM
4 12 (1.13%) Backup Exec
5 11 (1.04%) Tivoli
6 10 (0.94%) HP Quality Center
7 7 (0.66%) Data Guard
7 7 (0.66%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
8 6 (0.57%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 4 (0.38%) SCOrch
10 3 (0.28%) SCVMM
11 2 (0.19%) BMC PATROL
11 2 (0.19%) MIMEsweeper
11 2 (0.19%) MAILsweeper
11 2 (0.19%) Nagios
11 2 (0.19%) SCDPM
11 2 (0.19%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
11 2 (0.19%) Opscode Chef
12 1 (0.094%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 310 (29.25%) Microsoft
2 206 (19.43%) Oracle
3 76 (7.17%) VMware
4 50 (4.72%) Sybase
5 45 (4.25%) IBM
6 41 (3.87%) Business Objects
7 40 (3.77%) Citrix
8 34 (3.21%) Cognos
9 23 (2.17%) Informatica
10 21 (1.98%) Cisco
11 20 (1.89%) Teradata
12 19 (1.79%) Sitecore
12 19 (1.79%) Tableau
13 17 (1.60%) NetApp
14 16 (1.51%) EPiServer
15 14 (1.32%) HP
16 11 (1.04%) TIBCO
16 11 (1.04%) Symantec
16 11 (1.04%) Google
16 11 (1.04%) Ab Initio
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