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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SQL Server over the 3 months to 27 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
27 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 14 9 11
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +2
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 311 654 587
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 8.99% 12.02% 9.93%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 35.75% 44.67% 42.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 230 521 436
Median daily rate £450 £435 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +2.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £337 £295 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £588 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 2
Median hourly rate - £40.00 £44.58
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -10.26%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £30.75 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+2.43% +36.66%
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
870 1464 1391
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 25.14% 26.92% 23.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 694 1151 1034
Median daily rate £475 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.70% +2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £615 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 5
Median hourly rate - £23.25 £27.91
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -16.69%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.18 £33.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
-14.60% +15.78%

SQL Server
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the City of London region citing SQL Server as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 August 2016.

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 August 2016, IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region with a requirement for SQL Server.

1 334 (54.66%) SQL
2 246 (40.26%) .NET
3 240 (39.28%) Finance
4 216 (35.35%) C#
5 196 (32.08%) Agile Software Development
6 177 (28.97%) Microsoft
7 135 (22.09%) Banking
8 133 (21.77%) Oracle
9 132 (21.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 128 (20.95%) Windows
11 112 (18.33%) T-SQL
11 112 (18.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 108 (17.68%) Business Intelligence
13 106 (17.35%) ASP.NET
14 97 (15.88%) TDD
15 89 (14.57%) MVC
16 88 (14.40%) ETL
17 87 (14.24%) Data Warehouse
18 79 (12.93%) SQL Server 2008
19 78 (12.77%) Active Directory
20 76 (12.44%) HTML
21 74 (12.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
22 73 (11.95%) MS Excel
23 68 (11.13%) Scrum
24 66 (10.80%) Java
24 66 (10.80%) Linux
25 65 (10.64%) JavaScript
26 59 (9.66%) Migration
26 59 (9.66%) PowerShell
26 59 (9.66%) SQL Server 2012

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 51 (8.35%) SharePoint
2 35 (5.73%) IIS
3 18 (2.95%) WebSphere
4 17 (2.78%) Elasticsearch
5 16 (2.62%) Tomcat
6 13 (2.13%) SharePoint 2013
6 13 (2.13%) Skype for Business
7 12 (1.96%) Confluence
7 12 (1.96%) JBoss
7 12 (1.96%) SAS
7 12 (1.96%) SharePoint 2010
8 10 (1.64%) MS Exchange
9 9 (1.47%) Apache
10 7 (1.15%) WebLogic
11 6 (0.98%) CMS
12 5 (0.82%) Oracle HTTP Server
13 4 (0.65%) BizTalk Server
14 3 (0.49%) IBM Notes
14 3 (0.49%) Oracle Coherence
14 3 (0.49%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 73 (11.95%) MS Excel
2 22 (3.60%) MS Office
3 9 (1.47%) MS Project
4 5 (0.82%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.33%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.33%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 11 (1.80%) Markit EDM
2 8 (1.31%) Remedy ITSM
3 7 (1.15%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.33%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 2 (0.33%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.33%) Exstream
4 2 (0.33%) RMDS
4 2 (0.33%) Unit4 Business World
5 1 (0.16%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.16%) OpenText MBPM
5 1 (0.16%) Oracle 11i
5 1 (0.16%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.16%) Radian6
5 1 (0.16%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 1 (0.16%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 44 (7.20%) Amazon AWS
1 44 (7.20%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (1.96%) Amazon EC2
3 11 (1.80%) Office 365
4 10 (1.64%) Azure Active Directory
4 10 (1.64%) IaaS
5 9 (1.47%) PaaS
6 8 (1.31%) Cloud Computing
7 5 (0.82%) SaaS
8 4 (0.65%) Force.com
9 3 (0.49%) Google Cloud Platform
10 2 (0.33%) AWS CloudFormation
10 2 (0.33%) OneDrive
10 2 (0.33%) Yammer
11 1 (0.16%) AdWords
11 1 (0.16%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
11 1 (0.16%) Google Analytics
11 1 (0.16%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 36 (5.89%) DNS
2 24 (3.93%) Firewall
2 24 (3.93%) TCP/IP
3 21 (3.44%) LAN
3 21 (3.44%) LDAP
3 21 (3.44%) WAN
4 20 (3.27%) HTTP
5 14 (2.29%) Network Security
5 14 (2.29%) SAN
6 12 (1.96%) Internet
7 11 (1.80%) NAS
8 10 (1.64%) FTP
9 9 (1.47%) DHCP
9 9 (1.47%) VPN
10 8 (1.31%) Unified Communications
11 7 (1.15%) DMZ
11 7 (1.15%) H.323
11 7 (1.15%) Skype
11 7 (1.15%) VoIP
12 6 (0.98%) CTI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 132 (21.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 112 (18.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 87 (14.24%) Data Warehouse
4 79 (12.93%) SQL Server 2008
5 74 (12.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 59 (9.66%) SQL Server 2012
7 51 (8.35%) Relational Database
8 42 (6.87%) Oracle Database
9 37 (6.06%) SQL Server 2014
10 34 (5.56%) MongoDB
11 33 (5.40%) Hadoop
12 31 (5.07%) Big Data
13 26 (4.26%) NoSQL
14 23 (3.76%) MySQL
15 21 (3.44%) SQL Server 2005
16 20 (3.27%) RDBMS
17 19 (3.11%) Oracle Database 12c
18 18 (2.95%) QlikView
19 13 (2.13%) BusinessObjects
19 13 (2.13%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 41 (6.71%) Team Foundation Server
2 33 (5.40%) TeamCity
3 29 (4.75%) Subversion
4 28 (4.58%) Git (software)
5 26 (4.26%) Jenkins
5 26 (4.26%) Octopus Deploy
6 25 (4.09%) Visual Studio
7 24 (3.93%) JIRA
8 18 (2.95%) SpecFlow
9 12 (1.96%) NUnit
10 11 (1.80%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 10 (1.64%) Artifactory
12 9 (1.47%) MSTest
12 9 (1.47%) Selenium
12 9 (1.47%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 8 (1.31%) Cucumber
13 8 (1.31%) Eclipse
14 7 (1.15%) WebDriver
15 6 (0.98%) Bower
15 6 (0.98%) MSBuild
General
1 240 (39.28%) Finance
2 135 (22.09%) Banking
3 34 (5.56%) Investment Banking
4 30 (4.91%) Retail
5 29 (4.75%) Front Office
6 27 (4.42%) Financial Institution
7 23 (3.76%) Legal
8 18 (2.95%) Back Office
8 18 (2.95%) Marketing
9 9 (1.47%) Law
10 3 (0.49%) Advertising
10 3 (0.49%) French Language
11 2 (0.33%) Billing
11 2 (0.33%) German Language
11 2 (0.33%) Portuguese Language
11 2 (0.33%) Spanish Language
11 2 (0.33%) Telecoms
12 1 (0.16%) Games
Job Titles
1 343 (56.14%) Developer
2 105 (17.18%) C# Developer
3 94 (15.38%) .NET Developer
4 85 (13.91%) SQL Developer
5 84 (13.75%) Analyst
6 64 (10.47%) Senior Developer
7 59 (9.66%) C# .NET Developer
8 38 (6.22%) ASP.NET Developer
9 37 (6.06%) DBA
10 32 (5.24%) Business Intelligence Developer
11 30 (4.91%) Senior SQL Developer
12 29 (4.75%) C# ASP.NET Developer
12 29 (4.75%) Senior C# Developer
13 27 (4.42%) SQL DBA
14 26 (4.26%) Architect
15 25 (4.09%) Administrator
15 25 (4.09%) SSIS Developer
16 24 (3.93%) Analyst Developer
16 24 (3.93%) Business Analyst
17 23 (3.76%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 246 (40.26%) .NET
2 106 (17.35%) ASP.NET
3 76 (12.44%) HTML
4 57 (9.33%) XML
5 55 (9.00%) AngularJS
5 55 (9.00%) ASP.NET MVC
6 52 (8.51%) Web Services
7 45 (7.36%) .NET Framework
8 44 (7.20%) WPF
9 42 (6.87%) WCF
10 41 (6.71%) CSS
11 31 (5.07%) HTML5
12 27 (4.42%) ASP.NET Web API
13 26 (4.26%) Entity Framework
13 26 (4.26%) jQuery
14 21 (3.44%) Middleware
15 20 (3.27%) WinForms
16 19 (3.11%) RESTful
17 18 (2.95%) RabbitMQ
18 16 (2.62%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 38 (6.22%) Analytical Skills
2 32 (5.24%) Fixed Income
3 31 (5.07%) Management Information System
4 29 (4.75%) Clustering
5 26 (4.26%) Computer Science
6 24 (3.93%) Equities
6 24 (3.93%) Mathematics
7 22 (3.60%) Data Centre
8 21 (3.44%) Public Cloud
9 18 (2.95%) Replication
10 15 (2.45%) Enterprise Software
11 14 (2.29%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 11 (1.80%) IVR
13 10 (1.64%) Derivative
14 9 (1.47%) Fintech
14 9 (1.47%) Inversion of Control
14 9 (1.47%) Visualisation
15 8 (1.31%) Data Integration
15 8 (1.31%) Data Structures
15 8 (1.31%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 128 (20.95%) Windows
2 66 (10.80%) Linux
3 50 (8.18%) Windows Server
4 49 (8.02%) Unix
5 18 (2.95%) Windows Server 2008
5 18 (2.95%) Windows Server 2012
6 14 (2.29%) Solaris
7 13 (2.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 11 (1.80%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (0.82%) AIX
9 5 (0.82%) Windows 7
10 4 (0.65%) Windows 2000
10 4 (0.65%) Windows Phone
11 3 (0.49%) CentOS
11 3 (0.49%) Mac OS
11 3 (0.49%) VMS
11 3 (0.49%) Windows 8
12 2 (0.33%) Windows NT
12 2 (0.33%) Windows Vista
12 2 (0.33%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 196 (32.08%) Agile Software Development
2 108 (17.68%) Business Intelligence
3 97 (15.88%) TDD
4 89 (14.57%) MVC
5 88 (14.40%) ETL
6 68 (11.13%) Scrum
7 59 (9.66%) Migration
8 57 (9.33%) BDD
9 53 (8.67%) Continuous Integration
10 49 (8.02%) DevOps
11 43 (7.04%) ITIL
11 43 (7.04%) OO
12 42 (6.87%) High Availability
13 40 (6.55%) Asset Management
14 36 (5.89%) E-Commerce
14 36 (5.89%) SDLC
15 34 (5.56%) Performance Tuning
16 33 (5.40%) Data Modelling
17 30 (4.91%) Unit Testing
18 28 (4.58%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 334 (54.66%) SQL
2 216 (35.35%) C#
3 112 (18.33%) T-SQL
4 66 (10.80%) Java
5 65 (10.64%) JavaScript
6 59 (9.66%) PowerShell
7 42 (6.87%) Python
8 26 (4.26%) Perl
9 25 (4.09%) PL/SQL
9 25 (4.09%) VBA
10 23 (3.76%) VB.NET
11 19 (3.11%) Bash Shell
12 18 (2.95%) VB
13 16 (2.62%) C
13 16 (2.62%) Shell Script
14 9 (1.47%) PHP
14 9 (1.47%) R
15 7 (1.15%) VBScript
16 6 (0.98%) C++
16 6 (0.98%) VB6
Qualifications
1 38 (6.22%) Degree
2 22 (3.60%) Microsoft Certification
3 13 (2.13%) Security Cleared
4 11 (1.80%) MCSE
5 9 (1.47%) OCP
5 9 (1.47%) Oracle Certification
6 7 (1.15%) ISEB
6 7 (1.15%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 7 (1.15%) SC Cleared
7 6 (0.98%) IBM Certification
7 6 (0.98%) MCITP
8 5 (0.82%) CCNA
8 5 (0.82%) Cisco Certification
8 5 (0.82%) CISSP
9 4 (0.65%) DV Cleared
9 4 (0.65%) ISTQB
9 4 (0.65%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 3 (0.49%) CISA
10 3 (0.49%) CISM
10 3 (0.49%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (3.44%) QA
2 14 (2.29%) Data Quality
3 12 (1.96%) Solvency II
4 6 (0.98%) SLA
5 4 (0.65%) WCAG
6 2 (0.33%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.16%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 78 (12.77%) Active Directory
2 30 (4.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (2.45%) Oracle RAC
4 14 (2.29%) Hyper-V
5 11 (1.80%) Docker
6 8 (1.31%) XenApp
7 7 (1.15%) VMware ESXi
8 6 (0.98%) KVM
8 6 (0.98%) Virtual Machines
8 6 (0.98%) Xen
9 5 (0.82%) NFS
9 5 (0.82%) Terminal Services
10 4 (0.65%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 4 (0.65%) HDFS
10 4 (0.65%) SRDF
10 4 (0.65%) UAG
10 4 (0.65%) XenDesktop
11 3 (0.49%) vSphere
12 2 (0.33%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 2 (0.33%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 17 (2.78%) Opscode Chef
2 16 (2.62%) Ansible
3 13 (2.13%) Puppet
4 11 (1.80%) SCOM
5 10 (1.64%) Control-M
5 10 (1.64%) SCCM
6 9 (1.47%) Microsoft Clustering
7 8 (1.31%) Backup Exec
8 6 (0.98%) HP Quality Center
9 4 (0.65%) HP SIM
9 4 (0.65%) IBM BigFix
9 4 (0.65%) SCOrch
9 4 (0.65%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
10 3 (0.49%) Nagios
11 2 (0.33%) AirWatch
11 2 (0.33%) BladeLogic
11 2 (0.33%) Dollar Universe
11 2 (0.33%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 2 (0.33%) Oracle RMAN
12 1 (0.16%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 177 (28.97%) Microsoft
2 133 (21.77%) Oracle
3 41 (6.71%) VMware
4 37 (6.06%) IBM
5 32 (5.24%) Tableau
6 23 (3.76%) Cisco
6 23 (3.76%) Sybase
7 20 (3.27%) HP
8 18 (2.95%) Citrix
9 14 (2.29%) Red Hat
10 12 (1.96%) Splunk
11 10 (1.64%) Bloomberg
11 10 (1.64%) MicroStrategy
11 10 (1.64%) Salesforce.com
11 10 (1.64%) Teradata
12 9 (1.47%) Remedy
13 8 (1.31%) Informatica
13 8 (1.31%) NetApp
13 8 (1.31%) Symantec
14 6 (0.98%) Reuters
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