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 2 September 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 10 12 13
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +1
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 602 560 767
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 11.18% 9.47% 10.45%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 42.73% 41.33% 44.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 472 405 570
Average daily rate
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£450 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £301 £283 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 6
Average hourly rate £40.00 £31.75 £31.49
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.98% +0.84%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.00 £30.00 £30.25
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -0.82%
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
1409 1355 1724
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 26.17% 22.91% 23.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 1115 1004 1279
Average daily rate £475 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £325 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £575 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 6 12
Average hourly rate £25.00 £38.66 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.33% +10.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.90 £24.40 £18.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £99.00 £47.07 £59.87
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.55 £31.80 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+5.51% +2.56%

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 2 September 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 2 September 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 2 September 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.

1 645 (54.71%) SQL
2 448 (38.00%) .NET
3 436 (36.98%) C#
4 429 (36.39%) Finance
5 374 (31.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 371 (31.47%) Microsoft
7 342 (29.01%) Agile Software Development
8 303 (25.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 294 (24.94%) Business Intelligence
10 275 (23.32%) T-SQL
11 272 (23.07%) SQL Server 2008
12 248 (21.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 240 (20.36%) Oracle
14 239 (20.27%) Data Warehouse
15 224 (19.00%) ASP.NET
16 210 (17.81%) Banking
17 206 (17.47%) MS Excel
18 203 (17.22%) Windows
19 202 (17.13%) JavaScript
20 185 (15.69%) SQL Server 2012
21 176 (14.93%) MVC
22 168 (14.25%) ETL
23 159 (13.49%) HTML
24 156 (13.23%) TDD
25 129 (10.94%) .NET Framework
26 126 (10.69%) ASP.NET MVC
27 123 (10.43%) WCF
28 121 (10.26%) Linux
29 116 (9.84%) Java
30 112 (9.50%) Web Services

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

For the 6 months to 2 September 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
1 102 (8.65%) SharePoint
2 55 (4.66%) IIS
3 37 (3.14%) SharePoint 2010
4 32 (2.71%) CMS
5 23 (1.95%) MS Exchange
6 22 (1.87%) BizTalk Server
7 21 (1.78%) Umbraco
8 20 (1.70%) Apache
9 19 (1.61%) Sitecore CMS
10 18 (1.53%) Node.js
10 18 (1.53%) SharePoint 2013
11 16 (1.36%) JBoss
12 15 (1.27%) Tomcat
13 11 (0.93%) SAS
13 11 (0.93%) Kentico
13 11 (0.93%) WebLogic
14 9 (0.76%) WebSphere
14 9 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2013
15 8 (0.68%) MQSeries
16 7 (0.59%) Confluence
Applications
1 206 (17.47%) MS Excel
2 38 (3.22%) MS Office
3 18 (1.53%) PowerPivot
4 16 (1.36%) MS Visio
5 13 (1.10%) MS PowerPoint
6 10 (0.85%) MS Project
7 6 (0.51%) Mingle
8 2 (0.17%) InfoPath
8 2 (0.17%) SPSS
9 1 (0.085%) Fireworks
9 1 (0.085%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 33 (2.80%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (1.10%) Oracle BPM
3 5 (0.42%) Markit EDM
3 5 (0.42%) Dynamics AX
4 4 (0.34%) RMDS
4 4 (0.34%) Oracle EBS
4 4 (0.34%) Oracle Applications
4 4 (0.34%) Remedy ITSM
5 3 (0.25%) thinkFolio
5 3 (0.25%) Adaptiv
6 2 (0.17%) SAP HR
6 2 (0.17%) CODA-Financials
6 2 (0.17%) HFM
6 2 (0.17%) Hyperion Planning
6 2 (0.17%) ResourceLink
6 2 (0.17%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 2 (0.17%) Sage BI
7 1 (0.085%) ACBS
7 1 (0.085%) ION MarketView
7 1 (0.085%) MultiFonds
Cloud Services
1 32 (2.71%) Microsoft Azure
2 22 (1.87%) Amazon AWS
3 15 (1.27%) SaaS
4 12 (1.02%) Office 365
5 5 (0.42%) Cloud Computing
6 4 (0.34%) PaaS
7 3 (0.25%) Boomi
8 2 (0.17%) GitHub
8 2 (0.17%) IaaS
8 2 (0.17%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 1 (0.085%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 35 (2.97%) SAN
2 22 (1.87%) Firewall
3 21 (1.78%) WAN
4 19 (1.61%) LDAP
4 19 (1.61%) LAN
5 18 (1.53%) TCP/IP
5 18 (1.53%) DNS
6 16 (1.36%) NAS
7 12 (1.02%) DHCP
8 10 (0.85%) HTTP
9 7 (0.59%) VPN
10 6 (0.51%) Internet
11 5 (0.42%) SMTP
11 5 (0.42%) FCoE
11 5 (0.42%) Fibre Channel
11 5 (0.42%) VLAN
11 5 (0.42%) iSCSI
11 5 (0.42%) Multicast
12 4 (0.34%) Kerberos
12 4 (0.34%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 374 (31.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 303 (25.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 272 (23.07%) SQL Server 2008
4 248 (21.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 239 (20.27%) Data Warehouse
6 185 (15.69%) SQL Server 2012
7 98 (8.31%) Relational Database
8 72 (6.11%) SQL Server 2005
9 63 (5.34%) Oracle Database
10 60 (5.09%) OLAP
11 56 (4.75%) QlikView
12 40 (3.39%) MySQL
12 40 (3.39%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 38 (3.22%) BusinessObjects
14 34 (2.88%) Oracle Database 11g
15 33 (2.80%) RDBMS
16 29 (2.46%) MS Access
17 26 (2.21%) SQL Server 2000
18 25 (2.12%) DTS
19 24 (2.04%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 90 (7.63%) Team Foundation Server
2 63 (5.34%) Visual Studio
3 41 (3.48%) Subversion
4 38 (3.22%) TeamCity
5 34 (2.88%) JIRA
6 31 (2.63%) NUnit
7 27 (2.29%) Git (software)
7 27 (2.29%) SpecFlow
8 25 (2.12%) Jenkins
9 18 (1.53%) Selenium
10 17 (1.44%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 15 (1.27%) Moq
12 14 (1.19%) MSBuild
13 11 (0.93%) ReSharper
14 10 (0.85%) Maven
14 10 (0.85%) WebDriver
15 9 (0.76%) ERwin
16 8 (0.68%) CruiseControl
16 8 (0.68%) JUnit
16 8 (0.68%) Rhino Mocks
General
1 429 (36.39%) Finance
2 210 (17.81%) Banking
3 77 (6.53%) Investment Banking
4 76 (6.45%) Front Office
5 51 (4.33%) Retail
6 37 (3.14%) Legal
7 27 (2.29%) Advertising
8 26 (2.21%) Financial Institution
9 23 (1.95%) Marketing
10 22 (1.87%) Back Office
11 18 (1.53%) Telecoms
12 11 (0.93%) Law
13 9 (0.76%) Publishing
14 4 (0.34%) Games
14 4 (0.34%) General Ledger
15 3 (0.25%) Manufacturing
15 3 (0.25%) Retail Banking
16 2 (0.17%) Corporate Banking
16 2 (0.17%) Pharmaceutical
16 2 (0.17%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 686 (58.18%) Developer
2 157 (13.32%) Analyst
3 147 (12.47%) .NET Developer
4 138 (11.70%) SQL Developer
5 121 (10.26%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 119 (10.09%) C# Developer
7 89 (7.55%) Senior Developer
8 84 (7.12%) Architect
9 78 (6.62%) DBA
10 69 (5.85%) SQL DBA
11 51 (4.33%) C# .NET Developer
12 47 (3.99%) SQL Server Developer
13 40 (3.39%) Consultant
14 38 (3.22%) Solutions Architect
14 38 (3.22%) Data Analyst
14 38 (3.22%) SQL Server DBA
15 36 (3.05%) Java Developer
16 30 (2.54%) Business Developer
17 26 (2.21%) C# ASP.NET Developer
18 25 (2.12%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 448 (38.00%) .NET
2 224 (19.00%) ASP.NET
3 159 (13.49%) HTML
4 129 (10.94%) .NET Framework
5 126 (10.69%) ASP.NET MVC
6 123 (10.43%) WCF
7 112 (9.50%) Web Services
8 108 (9.16%) CSS
9 106 (8.99%) XML
10 88 (7.46%) jQuery
11 77 (6.53%) WPF
12 76 (6.45%) AngularJS
13 73 (6.19%) HTML5
14 67 (5.68%) Entity Framework
15 62 (5.26%) MDX
16 55 (4.66%) Ajax
17 52 (4.41%) LINQ
18 49 (4.16%) JSON
19 46 (3.90%) ASP.NET Web API
20 38 (3.22%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 99 (8.40%) Analytical Skills
2 45 (3.82%) Clustering
3 43 (3.65%) Derivative
4 42 (3.56%) NHS
5 30 (2.54%) Replication
6 29 (2.46%) Credit Risk
7 26 (2.21%) Market Risk
8 25 (2.12%) Data Centre
8 25 (2.12%) Fixed Income
9 24 (2.04%) Computer Science
10 22 (1.87%) Mathematics
10 22 (1.87%) Data Structures
11 21 (1.78%) Management Information System
12 19 (1.61%) Visualisation
13 15 (1.27%) Mobile App
14 14 (1.19%) Data Integration
14 14 (1.19%) Client/Server
14 14 (1.19%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 13 (1.10%) N-Tier
15 13 (1.10%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 203 (17.22%) Windows
2 121 (10.26%) Linux
3 72 (6.11%) UNIX
4 39 (3.31%) Windows Server 2008
5 31 (2.63%) Windows Server 2012
6 21 (1.78%) Windows Server 2003
7 18 (1.53%) Solaris
8 17 (1.44%) AIX
9 11 (0.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 5 (0.42%) Windows 8
11 4 (0.34%) Windows 7
12 3 (0.25%) Apple iOS
12 3 (0.25%) Android
13 2 (0.17%) CentOS
13 2 (0.17%) SUSE
13 2 (0.17%) Ubuntu
13 2 (0.17%) Windows 2000
14 1 (0.085%) Windows XP
14 1 (0.085%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.085%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 342 (29.01%) Agile Software Development
2 294 (24.94%) Business Intelligence
3 176 (14.93%) MVC
4 168 (14.25%) ETL
5 156 (13.23%) TDD
6 104 (8.82%) Scrum
7 85 (7.21%) OO
8 70 (5.94%) SDLC
9 67 (5.68%) Data Modelling
9 67 (5.68%) Migration
10 66 (5.60%) Performance Tuning
11 61 (5.17%) Continuous Integration
12 59 (5.00%) BDD
13 58 (4.92%) Unit Testing
13 58 (4.92%) ITIL
14 56 (4.75%) Project Management
15 50 (4.24%) Data Analysis
16 47 (3.99%) Kimball Methodology
17 46 (3.90%) Analytics
17 46 (3.90%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 645 (54.71%) SQL
2 436 (36.98%) C#
3 275 (23.32%) T-SQL
4 202 (17.13%) JavaScript
5 116 (9.84%) Java
6 77 (6.53%) VBA
7 70 (5.94%) PowerShell
8 42 (3.56%) PL/SQL
9 41 (3.48%) VB.NET
10 37 (3.14%) VB
11 33 (2.80%) Perl
12 32 (2.71%) Python
13 27 (2.29%) Shell Script
14 21 (1.78%) C
15 20 (1.70%) C++
15 20 (1.70%) PHP
16 19 (1.61%) VBScript
17 15 (1.27%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
18 11 (0.93%) Bash Shell
19 10 (0.85%) VB6
Qualifications
1 75 (6.36%) Degree
2 26 (2.21%) Microsoft Certification
3 23 (1.95%) Security Cleared
4 14 (1.19%) SC Cleared
5 12 (1.02%) MCSE
6 8 (0.68%) MCSA
6 8 (0.68%) Oracle Certification
6 8 (0.68%) PMI Certification
7 7 (0.59%) ISEB
8 6 (0.51%) ITIL Certification
8 6 (0.51%) Cisco Certification
9 5 (0.42%) ISTQB
9 5 (0.42%) DV Cleared
9 5 (0.42%) OCP
9 5 (0.42%) CCNP
10 4 (0.34%) CCA
10 4 (0.34%) Citrix Certification
10 4 (0.34%) HP APS
11 3 (0.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 3 (0.25%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (2.71%) QA
2 20 (1.70%) Data Quality
3 17 (1.44%) Solvency II
4 8 (0.68%) SLA
5 4 (0.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 4 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.17%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.17%) COREP
6 2 (0.17%) FINREP
7 1 (0.085%) PMBOK
7 1 (0.085%) Basel III
7 1 (0.085%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.085%) FATCA
System Software
1 54 (4.58%) Active Directory
2 29 (2.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (1.95%) Oracle RAC
4 17 (1.44%) vSphere
5 12 (1.02%) Hyper-V
6 10 (0.85%) XenApp
7 8 (0.68%) Xen
8 6 (0.51%) NFS
8 6 (0.51%) SRDF
9 5 (0.42%) KVM
10 4 (0.34%) Docker
10 4 (0.34%) Oracle Clusterware
10 4 (0.34%) VMware ESX
10 4 (0.34%) UAG
11 3 (0.25%) VMware ESXi
11 3 (0.25%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 3 (0.25%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 3 (0.25%) HDFS
12 2 (0.17%) vCloud
12 2 (0.17%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 18 (1.53%) Puppet
2 13 (1.10%) Opscode Chef
3 12 (1.02%) SCOM
4 11 (0.93%) Data Guard
4 11 (0.93%) SCCM
5 8 (0.68%) Oracle RMAN
6 6 (0.51%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 5 (0.42%) Control-M
8 4 (0.34%) Tivoli
8 4 (0.34%) BladeLogic
8 4 (0.34%) Ansible
9 3 (0.25%) Oracle ZFS
9 3 (0.25%) WSUS
9 3 (0.25%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 2 (0.17%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 2 (0.17%) NetBackup
10 2 (0.17%) EMC NetWorker
10 2 (0.17%) HP Quality Center
10 2 (0.17%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 2 (0.17%) Graphite
Vendors
1 371 (31.47%) Microsoft
2 240 (20.36%) Oracle
3 51 (4.33%) Sybase
4 49 (4.16%) VMware
5 41 (3.48%) IBM
6 35 (2.97%) HP
6 35 (2.97%) Tableau
7 34 (2.88%) Cognos
8 26 (2.21%) Citrix
9 23 (1.95%) Sitecore
10 20 (1.70%) TIBCO
11 17 (1.44%) SAP
11 17 (1.44%) Cisco
12 16 (1.36%) Informatica
12 16 (1.36%) EPiServer
13 15 (1.27%) NetApp
14 14 (1.19%) EMC
14 14 (1.19%) OpenText
14 14 (1.19%) Metastorm
15 13 (1.10%) webMethods
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