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 27 November 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
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 13 13 11
Rank change year-on-year
0 -2
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 496 673 700
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 8.59% 9.65% 11.01%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 38.30% 39.24% 49.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 413 530 556
Average daily rate
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£425 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £313 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+1.53% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 4
Average hourly rate £37.25 £41.53 £35.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.30% +16.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.45 £38.71 £17.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.05 £152.71 £49.01
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £24.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -
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
1295 1715 1424
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 22.43% 24.59% 22.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 1037 1304 1097
Average daily rate £425 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £325 £292
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £325 £333
% change year-on-year
+11.53% -2.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 8 14
Average hourly rate £34.00 £41.53 £27.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.13% +49.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.20 £31.50 £13.57
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £104.10 £49.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £27.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+21.81% -15.38%

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 27 November 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 27 November 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.

1 568 (54.41%) SQL
2 399 (38.22%) .NET
3 369 (35.34%) C#
4 310 (29.69%) Microsoft
5 289 (27.68%) Finance
6 258 (24.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 247 (23.66%) SQL Server 2008
8 221 (21.17%) Windows
9 213 (20.40%) Banking
10 211 (20.21%) ASP.NET
11 205 (19.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 186 (17.82%) T-SQL
13 185 (17.72%) Agile Software Development
14 173 (16.57%) Oracle
14 173 (16.57%) MS Excel
15 155 (14.85%) Business Intelligence
15 155 (14.85%) MVC
16 137 (13.12%) JavaScript
17 136 (13.03%) HTML
18 134 (12.84%) ETL
19 133 (12.74%) Data Warehouse
20 119 (11.40%) SQL Server Analysis Services
21 104 (9.96%) .NET Framework
22 103 (9.87%) ASP.NET MVC
22 103 (9.87%) TDD
23 102 (9.77%) SQL Server 2012
24 100 (9.58%) WCF
24 100 (9.58%) XML
25 94 (9.00%) CSS
25 94 (9.00%) Java

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

For the 6 months to 27 November 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 (8.91%) SharePoint
2 70 (6.70%) IIS
3 31 (2.97%) SharePoint 2013
4 30 (2.87%) WebSphere
5 29 (2.78%) BizTalk Server
6 28 (2.68%) CMS
6 28 (2.68%) SharePoint 2010
7 25 (2.39%) Apache
8 24 (2.30%) Tomcat
9 23 (2.20%) JBoss
10 21 (2.01%) MS Exchange
11 18 (1.72%) Sitecore CMS
12 17 (1.63%) SAS
13 13 (1.25%) Umbraco
13 13 (1.25%) WebLogic
14 10 (0.96%) Exchange Server 2010
14 10 (0.96%) GlassFish
14 10 (0.96%) SharePoint Server
15 8 (0.77%) Exchange Server 2007
16 7 (0.67%) Node.js
Applications
1 173 (16.57%) MS Excel
2 46 (4.41%) MS Office
3 13 (1.25%) PowerPivot
4 9 (0.86%) MS PowerPoint
4 9 (0.86%) MS Visio
4 9 (0.86%) Photoshop
5 7 (0.67%) Spreadsheet
6 4 (0.38%) MS Project
6 4 (0.38%) InfoPath
7 2 (0.19%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 2 (0.19%) Fireworks
8 1 (0.096%) GIMP
8 1 (0.096%) FastStats
8 1 (0.096%) SPSS
8 1 (0.096%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 33 (3.16%) Markit EDM
2 29 (2.78%) Dynamics CRM
3 8 (0.77%) Dynamics AX
4 7 (0.67%) Google Analytics
4 7 (0.67%) Cognos TM1
5 6 (0.57%) Agresso
5 6 (0.57%) SimCorp Dimension
5 6 (0.57%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 4 (0.38%) SAP BPC
6 4 (0.38%) ION MarketView
7 3 (0.29%) BusinessWorks
7 3 (0.29%) RMDS
8 2 (0.19%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
8 2 (0.19%) Oracle EBS
8 2 (0.19%) Oracle BPM
8 2 (0.19%) Misys Midas
8 2 (0.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 1 (0.096%) Eagle PACE
9 1 (0.096%) Cerner Millennium
9 1 (0.096%) TIBCO iProcess
Cloud Services
1 18 (1.72%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (0.48%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (0.48%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (0.29%) Office 365
4 2 (0.19%) GitHub
5 1 (0.096%) CloudFront
5 1 (0.096%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.096%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.096%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 30 (2.87%) SAN
2 27 (2.59%) DNS
3 25 (2.39%) Firewall
4 15 (1.44%) WAN
4 15 (1.44%) Internet
5 13 (1.25%) DHCP
6 10 (0.96%) Network Security
6 10 (0.96%) VLAN
7 9 (0.86%) NAS
8 8 (0.77%) HTTP
9 7 (0.67%) TCP/IP
9 7 (0.67%) LAN
9 7 (0.67%) Extranet
9 7 (0.67%) Intranet
10 6 (0.57%) LDAP
10 6 (0.57%) VPN
10 6 (0.57%) Fibre Channel
10 6 (0.57%) Cisco ASA
11 5 (0.48%) iSCSI
12 4 (0.38%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 258 (24.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 247 (23.66%) SQL Server 2008
3 205 (19.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 133 (12.74%) Data Warehouse
5 119 (11.40%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 102 (9.77%) SQL Server 2012
7 84 (8.05%) SQL Server 2005
8 57 (5.46%) Relational Database
9 43 (4.12%) Oracle Database
10 42 (4.02%) QlikView
11 40 (3.83%) MySQL
12 29 (2.78%) RDBMS
13 24 (2.30%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 22 (2.11%) OLAP
15 20 (1.92%) Data Mining
16 19 (1.82%) Big Data
17 18 (1.72%) DB2
18 17 (1.63%) Crystal Reports
18 17 (1.63%) MS Access
19 15 (1.44%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 89 (8.52%) Visual Studio
2 84 (8.05%) Team Foundation Server
3 38 (3.64%) NUnit
4 29 (2.78%) Subversion
5 20 (1.92%) Jenkins
5 20 (1.92%) JIRA
6 16 (1.53%) SpecFlow
7 15 (1.44%) Selenium
8 14 (1.34%) JUnit
8 14 (1.34%) TeamCity
9 12 (1.15%) Git (software)
10 11 (1.05%) MSTest
10 11 (1.05%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 10 (0.96%) Maven
12 9 (0.86%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
12 9 (0.86%) CruiseControl
13 8 (0.77%) Mockito
14 7 (0.67%) Visual Studio Team System
14 7 (0.67%) MSBuild
14 7 (0.67%) Rhino Mocks
General
1 289 (27.68%) Finance
2 213 (20.40%) Banking
3 89 (8.52%) Investment Banking
4 65 (6.23%) Front Office
5 39 (3.74%) Retail
6 32 (3.07%) Marketing
7 29 (2.78%) Advertising
8 24 (2.30%) Legal
8 24 (2.30%) Back Office
9 21 (2.01%) Telecoms
10 15 (1.44%) Law
11 6 (0.57%) Billing
12 4 (0.38%) Financial Institution
13 3 (0.29%) Retail Banking
13 3 (0.29%) Publishing
14 2 (0.19%) Electronics
14 2 (0.19%) Games
14 2 (0.19%) Manufacturing
14 2 (0.19%) General Ledger
14 2 (0.19%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 540 (51.72%) Developer
2 166 (15.90%) Analyst
3 135 (12.93%) .NET Developer
4 118 (11.30%) SQL Developer
5 86 (8.24%) C# Developer
6 76 (7.28%) Architect
6 76 (7.28%) DBA
7 64 (6.13%) SQL DBA
8 47 (4.50%) C# .NET Developer
9 42 (4.02%) Senior Developer
9 42 (4.02%) Support Analyst
10 41 (3.93%) Applications Support
11 40 (3.83%) Data Analyst
12 38 (3.64%) Consultant
13 36 (3.45%) Business Intelligence Developer
14 35 (3.35%) Java Developer
15 29 (2.78%) Administrator
15 29 (2.78%) SQL Server DBA
16 28 (2.68%) ASP.NET Developer
17 26 (2.49%) ETL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 399 (38.22%) .NET
2 211 (20.21%) ASP.NET
3 136 (13.03%) HTML
4 104 (9.96%) .NET Framework
5 103 (9.87%) ASP.NET MVC
6 100 (9.58%) WCF
6 100 (9.58%) XML
7 94 (9.00%) CSS
8 90 (8.62%) jQuery
9 71 (6.80%) Web Services
10 48 (4.60%) HTML5
11 45 (4.31%) WPF
12 43 (4.12%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
13 35 (3.35%) Ajax
14 32 (3.07%) LINQ
15 30 (2.87%) Spring
16 29 (2.78%) ASP.NET MVC 4
17 28 (2.68%) XSLT
18 27 (2.59%) AngularJS
19 25 (2.39%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 82 (7.85%) Analytical Skills
2 35 (3.35%) NHS
3 33 (3.16%) Fixed Income
4 31 (2.97%) Derivative
5 27 (2.59%) Clustering
6 26 (2.49%) Replication
6 26 (2.49%) Data Integration
7 20 (1.92%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 20 (1.92%) Computer Science
8 19 (1.82%) Enterprise Software
9 18 (1.72%) Management Information System
10 17 (1.63%) Credit Risk
11 16 (1.53%) Market Risk
11 16 (1.53%) Visualisation
12 15 (1.44%) N-Tier
12 15 (1.44%) Client/Server
13 14 (1.34%) Equities
14 10 (0.96%) Data Structures
14 10 (0.96%) Hedge funds
15 7 (0.67%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 221 (21.17%) Windows
2 86 (8.24%) Linux
3 69 (6.61%) UNIX
4 46 (4.41%) Windows Server 2008
5 37 (3.54%) Windows Server 2003
6 22 (2.11%) Windows Server 2012
7 13 (1.25%) Windows 7
8 11 (1.05%) Windows XP
9 9 (0.86%) Solaris
10 8 (0.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 6 (0.57%) Apple iOS
12 5 (0.48%) AIX
13 4 (0.38%) Windows Vista
14 3 (0.29%) CentOS
14 3 (0.29%) Android
14 3 (0.29%) Oracle Linux
14 3 (0.29%) SUSE
15 2 (0.19%) HPUX
15 2 (0.19%) Windows 8
16 1 (0.096%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 185 (17.72%) Agile Software Development
2 155 (14.85%) Business Intelligence
2 155 (14.85%) MVC
3 134 (12.84%) ETL
4 103 (9.87%) TDD
5 89 (8.52%) Migration
6 64 (6.13%) Scrum
7 61 (5.84%) Data Modelling
7 61 (5.84%) Performance Tuning
8 59 (5.65%) OO
9 54 (5.17%) ITIL
9 54 (5.17%) Analytics
10 47 (4.50%) CRM
11 43 (4.12%) Asset Management
12 42 (4.02%) Workflow
13 40 (3.83%) BDD
14 36 (3.45%) Release Management
15 35 (3.35%) User Acceptance Testing
15 35 (3.35%) Data Management
15 35 (3.35%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 568 (54.41%) SQL
2 369 (35.34%) C#
3 186 (17.82%) T-SQL
4 137 (13.12%) JavaScript
5 94 (9.00%) Java
6 71 (6.80%) VBA
7 60 (5.75%) PowerShell
8 39 (3.74%) VB
9 31 (2.97%) C++
9 31 (2.97%) Shell Script
10 30 (2.87%) VB.NET
11 26 (2.49%) C
12 24 (2.30%) PL/SQL
13 18 (1.72%) VBScript
13 18 (1.72%) Perl
14 16 (1.53%) PHP
15 14 (1.34%) Python
16 7 (0.67%) XPath
17 6 (0.57%) VB6
18 5 (0.48%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 46 (4.41%) Degree
2 30 (2.87%) Microsoft Certification
3 24 (2.30%) Security Cleared
4 13 (1.25%) MCITP
5 12 (1.15%) MCSE
5 12 (1.15%) SC Cleared
6 7 (0.67%) MCTS
6 7 (0.67%) ISEB
7 6 (0.57%) DV Cleared
8 5 (0.48%) ISTQB
8 5 (0.48%) Cisco Certification
8 5 (0.48%) CCNA
8 5 (0.48%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 3 (0.29%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 3 (0.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 2 (0.19%) RHCT
10 2 (0.19%) RHCE
10 2 (0.19%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.096%) BC Cleared
11 1 (0.096%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (2.49%) QA
2 17 (1.63%) Data Quality
3 9 (0.86%) ISO 9001
4 5 (0.48%) Basel III
4 5 (0.48%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.096%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 1 (0.096%) COBIT
6 1 (0.096%) MiFID
6 1 (0.096%) WCAG
6 1 (0.096%) WAI
6 1 (0.096%) Basel II
6 1 (0.096%) EMIR
6 1 (0.096%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 50 (4.79%) Active Directory
2 43 (4.12%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (2.01%) vSphere
4 17 (1.63%) XenApp
4 17 (1.63%) Oracle RMAN
5 13 (1.25%) Oracle RAC
6 10 (0.96%) VMware ESX
6 10 (0.96%) Hyper-V
7 9 (0.86%) UAG
8 8 (0.77%) VMware ESXi
9 7 (0.67%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 7 (0.67%) XenServer
10 6 (0.57%) NFS
11 5 (0.48%) VMware Server
11 5 (0.48%) Firmware
12 4 (0.38%) KVM
12 4 (0.38%) XenDesktop
12 4 (0.38%) SRDF
12 4 (0.38%) Xen
13 3 (0.29%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 19 (1.82%) Control-M
2 15 (1.44%) SCOM
3 12 (1.15%) Backup Exec
3 12 (1.15%) SCCM
3 12 (1.15%) Puppet
4 10 (0.96%) Tivoli
5 9 (0.86%) HP Quality Center
6 8 (0.77%) Data Guard
7 7 (0.67%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
8 6 (0.57%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 5 (0.48%) SCVMM
10 4 (0.38%) SCOrch
11 2 (0.19%) SCDPM
11 2 (0.19%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
11 2 (0.19%) Opscode Chef
11 2 (0.19%) NetBackup
11 2 (0.19%) MIMEsweeper
11 2 (0.19%) MAILsweeper
11 2 (0.19%) BMC PATROL
12 1 (0.096%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 310 (29.69%) Microsoft
2 173 (16.57%) Oracle
3 76 (7.28%) VMware
4 57 (5.46%) Sybase
5 43 (4.12%) IBM
6 38 (3.64%) Citrix
7 31 (2.97%) Cognos
8 29 (2.78%) Business Objects
9 23 (2.20%) Tableau
10 20 (1.92%) TIBCO
10 20 (1.92%) Sitecore
11 19 (1.82%) Cisco
12 17 (1.63%) NetApp
13 15 (1.44%) HP
14 14 (1.34%) Teradata
15 13 (1.25%) Informatica
15 13 (1.25%) ION Trading
16 12 (1.15%) EPiServer
17 11 (1.05%) SAP
17 11 (1.05%) Symantec
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
City, London
Think IT Recruitment
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
City, London
Salt
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
City, London
Twenty Recruitment Group
Rate: From £450 to £550 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Refreshing Recruitment
Rate: £275 - £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
The IWSR
Rate: Competitive and bonus
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £220 - £260 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £475 - £575 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Incisive Ltd
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Salt
Rate: £500 - £501 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Quadratek People Limited
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Venturi
Rate: £0.00 per day + good day rates
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Reed Professional Services
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Venturi
Rate: very good day rates
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Venturi
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Venturi
Rate: £150 - £250 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £525 - £625 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago