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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 10 9 15
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +6
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 590 633 622
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 10.87% 10.59% 9.67%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 43.29% 47.45% 43.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 485 486 478
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 £325 £275 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 8
Average hourly rate £23.50 £27.50 £41.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.54% -33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.30 £15.25 £24.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.70 £27.50 £51.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.25 £29.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-26.72% +16.00%
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
1363 1334 1418
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 25.12% 22.32% 22.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 1095 1009 1069
Average daily rate £450 £440 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £305 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 7 14
Average hourly rate £45.00 £27.50 £36.04
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+63.63% -23.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.80 £27.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £111.50 £47.50 £51.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.33 £34.75 £28.25
% change year-on-year
-27.10% +23.00%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 22 May 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.

1 624 (58.10%) SQL
2 433 (40.32%) .NET
3 403 (37.52%) C#
4 337 (31.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 328 (30.54%) Microsoft
6 327 (30.45%) Finance
7 296 (27.56%) Agile Software Development
8 255 (23.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 252 (23.46%) SQL Server 2008
10 242 (22.53%) Business Intelligence
10 242 (22.53%) T-SQL
11 211 (19.65%) Windows
12 209 (19.46%) JavaScript
13 207 (19.27%) Oracle
14 193 (17.97%) ASP.NET
14 193 (17.97%) Data Warehouse
15 191 (17.78%) MS Excel
16 186 (17.32%) Banking
16 186 (17.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 157 (14.62%) MVC
18 153 (14.25%) ETL
19 151 (14.06%) HTML
20 135 (12.57%) TDD
21 128 (11.92%) .NET Framework
22 123 (11.45%) SQL Server 2012
23 115 (10.71%) WCF
24 112 (10.43%) Java
25 109 (10.15%) CSS
26 104 (9.68%) Linux
27 103 (9.59%) jQuery

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

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 87 (8.10%) SharePoint
2 62 (5.77%) IIS
3 48 (4.47%) CMS
4 29 (2.70%) Sitecore CMS
5 28 (2.61%) Umbraco
6 25 (2.33%) MS Exchange
7 24 (2.23%) BizTalk Server
7 24 (2.23%) Kentico
8 19 (1.77%) Tomcat
9 18 (1.68%) Apache
9 18 (1.68%) SharePoint 2010
10 15 (1.40%) SharePoint 2013
11 14 (1.30%) Node.js
12 11 (1.02%) JBoss
13 10 (0.93%) WebSphere
13 10 (0.93%) Lync
14 9 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2010
15 8 (0.74%) SAS
15 8 (0.74%) WebLogic
16 7 (0.65%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 191 (17.78%) MS Excel
2 30 (2.79%) MS Office
3 20 (1.86%) PowerPivot
4 12 (1.12%) MS Visio
4 12 (1.12%) MS PowerPoint
5 10 (0.93%) MS Project
6 4 (0.37%) InfoPath
7 2 (0.19%) SPSS
8 1 (0.093%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 41 (3.82%) Dynamics CRM
2 18 (1.68%) Markit EDM
3 6 (0.56%) Dynamics AX
3 6 (0.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 5 (0.47%) thinkFolio
5 4 (0.37%) IntelliMatch
5 4 (0.37%) Oracle EBS
5 4 (0.37%) Oracle Applications
5 4 (0.37%) RMDS
5 4 (0.37%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 4 (0.37%) Oracle BPM
6 3 (0.28%) Remedy ITSM
7 2 (0.19%) CODA-Financials
7 2 (0.19%) Cognos TM1
7 2 (0.19%) Oracle EBS R12
7 2 (0.19%) Oracle General Ledger
8 1 (0.093%) Hyperion Planning
8 1 (0.093%) ION MarketView
8 1 (0.093%) HFM
8 1 (0.093%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 35 (3.26%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (1.30%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (0.74%) Office 365
3 8 (0.74%) SaaS
4 5 (0.47%) IaaS
5 4 (0.37%) PaaS
6 2 (0.19%) GitHub
7 1 (0.093%) Rackspace Cloud
7 1 (0.093%) Boomi
Communications & Networking
1 39 (3.63%) SAN
2 24 (2.23%) Firewall
3 19 (1.77%) NAS
3 19 (1.77%) DNS
4 16 (1.49%) LDAP
5 15 (1.40%) LAN
5 15 (1.40%) WAN
6 11 (1.02%) HTTP
7 10 (0.93%) TCP/IP
7 10 (0.93%) DHCP
8 9 (0.84%) VLAN
8 9 (0.84%) VPN
9 8 (0.74%) Internet
10 6 (0.56%) FTP
11 5 (0.47%) Fibre Channel
11 5 (0.47%) iSCSI
11 5 (0.47%) Multicast
12 4 (0.37%) Intranet
12 4 (0.37%) FCoE
13 3 (0.28%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 337 (31.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 255 (23.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 252 (23.46%) SQL Server 2008
4 193 (17.97%) Data Warehouse
5 186 (17.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 123 (11.45%) SQL Server 2012
7 96 (8.94%) Relational Database
8 73 (6.80%) SQL Server 2005
9 57 (5.31%) OLAP
10 55 (5.12%) QlikView
11 43 (4.00%) Oracle Database
12 38 (3.54%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 33 (3.07%) MySQL
14 31 (2.89%) RDBMS
15 28 (2.61%) MS Access
16 27 (2.51%) DTS
17 24 (2.23%) DB2
18 22 (2.05%) Oracle Database 11g
19 21 (1.96%) Big Data
20 19 (1.77%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 75 (6.98%) Team Foundation Server
2 65 (6.05%) Visual Studio
3 34 (3.17%) JIRA
4 29 (2.70%) Subversion
5 26 (2.42%) NUnit
6 24 (2.23%) TeamCity
6 24 (2.23%) Git (software)
7 17 (1.58%) Jenkins
8 14 (1.30%) Selenium
9 13 (1.21%) SpecFlow
10 12 (1.12%) Maven
11 11 (1.02%) Moq
11 11 (1.02%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 11 (1.02%) MSBuild
12 10 (0.93%) Ant
12 10 (0.93%) MSTest
13 9 (0.84%) Rhino Mocks
14 7 (0.65%) ReSharper
14 7 (0.65%) ERwin
14 7 (0.65%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 327 (30.45%) Finance
2 186 (17.32%) Banking
3 78 (7.26%) Investment Banking
4 65 (6.05%) Front Office
5 31 (2.89%) Legal
6 29 (2.70%) Retail
7 28 (2.61%) Back Office
8 24 (2.23%) Telecoms
8 24 (2.23%) Advertising
9 22 (2.05%) Marketing
10 13 (1.21%) Financial Institution
11 12 (1.12%) Law
12 10 (0.93%) Manufacturing
13 6 (0.56%) Billing
13 6 (0.56%) Electronics
13 6 (0.56%) General Ledger
14 4 (0.37%) Publishing
15 3 (0.28%) French Language
15 3 (0.28%) Retail Banking
15 3 (0.28%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 616 (57.36%) Developer
2 171 (15.92%) Analyst
3 140 (13.04%) .NET Developer
4 118 (10.99%) SQL Developer
5 95 (8.85%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 89 (8.29%) Senior Developer
7 84 (7.82%) C# Developer
8 66 (6.15%) Architect
9 56 (5.21%) DBA
10 54 (5.03%) SQL DBA
11 40 (3.72%) C# .NET Developer
12 39 (3.63%) Data Analyst
13 35 (3.26%) Business Developer
13 35 (3.26%) Consultant
14 33 (3.07%) Applications Support
15 30 (2.79%) Solutions Architect
16 28 (2.61%) Java Developer
17 27 (2.51%) Web Developer
18 26 (2.42%) Analyst Developer
18 26 (2.42%) SQL Server Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 433 (40.32%) .NET
2 193 (17.97%) ASP.NET
3 151 (14.06%) HTML
4 128 (11.92%) .NET Framework
5 115 (10.71%) WCF
6 109 (10.15%) CSS
7 103 (9.59%) jQuery
8 99 (9.22%) ASP.NET MVC
9 98 (9.12%) XML
10 90 (8.38%) Web Services
11 88 (8.19%) Entity Framework
12 63 (5.87%) AngularJS
13 58 (5.40%) LINQ
13 58 (5.40%) HTML5
14 56 (5.21%) Ajax
15 54 (5.03%) WPF
16 47 (4.38%) ASP.NET Web API
17 45 (4.19%) RESTful
18 44 (4.10%) MDX
19 38 (3.54%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 89 (8.29%) Analytical Skills
2 43 (4.00%) NHS
3 40 (3.72%) Derivative
4 30 (2.79%) Clustering
5 28 (2.61%) Fixed Income
5 28 (2.61%) Replication
6 26 (2.42%) Visualisation
7 25 (2.33%) Computer Science
8 21 (1.96%) Management Information System
9 18 (1.68%) Open Source
10 17 (1.58%) Data Integration
10 17 (1.58%) Equities
11 14 (1.30%) Enterprise Software
11 14 (1.30%) Equity Derivative
12 13 (1.21%) Market Risk
12 13 (1.21%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 12 (1.12%) Client/Server
13 12 (1.12%) Mathematics
13 12 (1.12%) Data Extraction
14 10 (0.93%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 211 (19.65%) Windows
2 104 (9.68%) Linux
3 74 (6.89%) UNIX
4 43 (4.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 35 (3.26%) Windows Server 2012
6 31 (2.89%) Windows Server 2003
7 18 (1.68%) AIX
8 16 (1.49%) Solaris
9 12 (1.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 6 (0.56%) Windows 7
11 5 (0.47%) Windows Vista
11 5 (0.47%) Windows XP
11 5 (0.47%) Windows 8
12 3 (0.28%) CentOS
12 3 (0.28%) Ubuntu
12 3 (0.28%) SUSE
13 2 (0.19%) VMS
13 2 (0.19%) OpenVMS
13 2 (0.19%) Debian
13 2 (0.19%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 296 (27.56%) Agile Software Development
2 242 (22.53%) Business Intelligence
3 157 (14.62%) MVC
4 153 (14.25%) ETL
5 135 (12.57%) TDD
6 89 (8.29%) OO
7 86 (8.01%) Scrum
8 71 (6.61%) Data Modelling
8 71 (6.61%) Migration
9 61 (5.68%) CRM
10 59 (5.49%) ITIL
11 56 (5.21%) Project Management
12 54 (5.03%) Unit Testing
12 54 (5.03%) Analytics
13 50 (4.66%) Continuous Integration
13 50 (4.66%) Performance Tuning
14 46 (4.28%) BDD
15 44 (4.10%) E-Commerce
16 43 (4.00%) Web Development
17 38 (3.54%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 624 (58.10%) SQL
2 403 (37.52%) C#
3 242 (22.53%) T-SQL
4 209 (19.46%) JavaScript
5 112 (10.43%) Java
6 84 (7.82%) VBA
7 48 (4.47%) PowerShell
8 45 (4.19%) VB
9 34 (3.17%) Perl
10 29 (2.70%) VB.NET
11 28 (2.61%) PL/SQL
11 28 (2.61%) Shell Script
12 27 (2.51%) C
13 26 (2.42%) PHP
14 24 (2.23%) C++
15 23 (2.14%) VBScript
16 20 (1.86%) Python
17 12 (1.12%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
18 8 (0.74%) VB6
19 7 (0.65%) R
Qualifications
1 64 (5.96%) Degree
2 35 (3.26%) Security Cleared
3 23 (2.14%) Microsoft Certification
4 17 (1.58%) SC Cleared
5 16 (1.49%) MCSE
6 13 (1.21%) ISEB
7 12 (1.12%) MCITP
8 10 (0.93%) DV Cleared
9 9 (0.84%) ISTQB
10 7 (0.65%) Cisco Certification
11 6 (0.56%) CCNP
11 6 (0.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 6 (0.56%) CTC Cleared
12 4 (0.37%) MCSA
12 4 (0.37%) Siebel Certification
12 4 (0.37%) OCP
12 4 (0.37%) Oracle Certification
12 4 (0.37%) ITIL Certification
12 4 (0.37%) PMI Certification
12 4 (0.37%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (3.35%) QA
2 20 (1.86%) Data Quality
3 8 (0.74%) Solvency II
4 7 (0.65%) ISO 9001
5 4 (0.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (0.28%) SLA
7 2 (0.19%) FATCA
7 2 (0.19%) Dodd-Frank
7 2 (0.19%) COREP
7 2 (0.19%) FINREP
7 2 (0.19%) PMBOK
7 2 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (0.19%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.093%) HL7
8 1 (0.093%) DICOM
8 1 (0.093%) EMIR
System Software
1 52 (4.84%) Active Directory
2 37 (3.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (1.68%) vSphere
4 13 (1.21%) Oracle RAC
5 11 (1.02%) Hyper-V
6 7 (0.65%) XenApp
6 7 (0.65%) Xen
7 5 (0.47%) SRDF
7 5 (0.47%) VMware Server
8 4 (0.37%) KVM
8 4 (0.37%) Oracle Clusterware
8 4 (0.37%) NFS
8 4 (0.37%) UAG
9 2 (0.19%) Docker
9 2 (0.19%) VMware ESX
9 2 (0.19%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.093%) FreeRADIUS
10 1 (0.093%) vCloud
10 1 (0.093%) XenServer
10 1 (0.093%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 16 (1.49%) Puppet
2 10 (0.93%) Control-M
2 10 (0.93%) HP Quality Center
3 9 (0.84%) Data Guard
4 8 (0.74%) SCOM
5 7 (0.65%) SCCM
5 7 (0.65%) Opscode Chef
6 6 (0.56%) Oracle RMAN
7 5 (0.47%) BladeLogic
8 4 (0.37%) Oracle Identity Manager
9 3 (0.28%) Tivoli Identity Manager
9 3 (0.28%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 3 (0.28%) ITRS Geneos
10 2 (0.19%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 2 (0.19%) Backup Exec
10 2 (0.19%) WSUS
11 1 (0.093%) Cisco UCCE
11 1 (0.093%) EMC NetWorker
11 1 (0.093%) Cisco IPCC
11 1 (0.093%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 328 (30.54%) Microsoft
2 207 (19.27%) Oracle
3 55 (5.12%) VMware
4 43 (4.00%) Sybase
5 42 (3.91%) Tableau
6 41 (3.82%) IBM
7 33 (3.07%) Sitecore
8 31 (2.89%) Cognos
9 29 (2.70%) Business Objects
10 27 (2.51%) Cisco
11 26 (2.42%) HP
12 25 (2.33%) EPiServer
13 20 (1.86%) TIBCO
14 19 (1.77%) Citrix
15 17 (1.58%) SAP
16 16 (1.49%) Telerik
17 15 (1.40%) DevExpress
18 14 (1.30%) EMC
19 13 (1.21%) Sun
20 11 (1.02%) Red Hat
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