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 April 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
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 10 10 12
Rank change year-on-year
0 +2
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 578 616 658
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 10.62% 9.93% 10.48%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 42.72% 44.57% 46.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 467 462 518
Average daily rate
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£438 £410 £449
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.70% -8.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £275 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £590 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 2
Average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £35.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -23.07%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.75 £31.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +14.54%
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
1353 1382 1414
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 24.87% 22.28% 22.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 1068 1019 1090
Average daily rate £450 £430 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.65% +1.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £334
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 9 2
Average hourly rate £45.00 £27.50 £52.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+63.63% -47.61%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £35.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +25.00%

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 27 April 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 27 April 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.

1 626 (59.28%) SQL
2 442 (41.86%) .NET
3 420 (39.77%) C#
4 325 (30.78%) Microsoft
5 312 (29.55%) Finance
6 311 (29.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 282 (26.70%) Agile Software Development
8 258 (24.43%) SQL Server 2008
9 245 (23.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 224 (21.21%) T-SQL
11 222 (21.02%) Business Intelligence
12 211 (19.98%) Windows
13 208 (19.70%) ASP.NET
14 191 (18.09%) JavaScript
15 184 (17.42%) Oracle
15 184 (17.42%) Banking
16 177 (16.76%) MS Excel
16 177 (16.76%) Data Warehouse
17 157 (14.87%) MVC
18 155 (14.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
19 149 (14.11%) HTML
20 146 (13.83%) TDD
21 139 (13.16%) ETL
22 126 (11.93%) WCF
22 126 (11.93%) .NET Framework
23 119 (11.27%) SQL Server 2012
24 108 (10.23%) Java
24 108 (10.23%) CSS
25 103 (9.75%) jQuery
26 99 (9.38%) ASP.NET MVC

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

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 78 (7.39%) SharePoint
2 60 (5.68%) IIS
3 50 (4.73%) CMS
4 30 (2.84%) Umbraco
5 29 (2.75%) Sitecore CMS
6 25 (2.37%) MS Exchange
7 24 (2.27%) Kentico
8 21 (1.99%) BizTalk Server
9 18 (1.70%) Apache
9 18 (1.70%) Tomcat
10 15 (1.42%) Node.js
10 15 (1.42%) SharePoint 2010
11 13 (1.23%) SharePoint 2013
12 12 (1.14%) WebSphere
13 9 (0.85%) JBoss
14 8 (0.76%) Lync
15 7 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2010
15 7 (0.66%) SAS
15 7 (0.66%) Oracle Coherence
16 6 (0.57%) WebLogic
Applications
1 177 (16.76%) MS Excel
2 34 (3.22%) MS Office
3 19 (1.80%) PowerPivot
4 13 (1.23%) MS PowerPoint
5 12 (1.14%) MS Visio
6 10 (0.95%) MS Project
7 4 (0.38%) InfoPath
8 2 (0.19%) SPSS
9 1 (0.095%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 30 (2.84%) Dynamics CRM
2 23 (2.18%) Markit EDM
3 9 (0.85%) Dynamics AX
4 7 (0.66%) thinkFolio
5 6 (0.57%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 5 (0.47%) RMDS
7 4 (0.38%) Oracle Applications
7 4 (0.38%) IntelliMatch
8 3 (0.28%) Oracle BPM
8 3 (0.28%) BusinessWorks
8 3 (0.28%) Oracle EBS
8 3 (0.28%) Cognos Business Intelligence
9 2 (0.19%) Remedy ITSM
9 2 (0.19%) Misys Midas
9 2 (0.19%) Cognos TM1
9 2 (0.19%) LatentZero
9 2 (0.19%) Oracle General Ledger
9 2 (0.19%) Oracle EBS R12
9 2 (0.19%) ION MarketView
10 1 (0.095%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 38 (3.60%) Microsoft Azure
2 17 (1.61%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (0.57%) SaaS
4 5 (0.47%) Office 365
5 3 (0.28%) IaaS
6 2 (0.19%) PaaS
7 1 (0.095%) Rackspace Cloud
7 1 (0.095%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 35 (3.31%) SAN
2 22 (2.08%) Firewall
3 17 (1.61%) DNS
3 17 (1.61%) NAS
4 15 (1.42%) WAN
5 13 (1.23%) LAN
6 10 (0.95%) HTTP
6 10 (0.95%) Internet
7 8 (0.76%) TCP/IP
7 8 (0.76%) DHCP
7 8 (0.76%) VLAN
8 7 (0.66%) LDAP
8 7 (0.66%) FTP
8 7 (0.66%) VPN
9 5 (0.47%) Intranet
9 5 (0.47%) iSCSI
9 5 (0.47%) Fibre Channel
9 5 (0.47%) Multicast
10 4 (0.38%) FCoE
11 3 (0.28%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 311 (29.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 258 (24.43%) SQL Server 2008
3 245 (23.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 177 (16.76%) Data Warehouse
5 155 (14.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 119 (11.27%) SQL Server 2012
7 88 (8.33%) SQL Server 2005
8 79 (7.48%) Relational Database
9 55 (5.21%) QlikView
10 52 (4.92%) OLAP
11 39 (3.69%) Oracle Database
12 30 (2.84%) MySQL
12 30 (2.84%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 26 (2.46%) RDBMS
14 25 (2.37%) DB2
15 24 (2.27%) MS Access
16 23 (2.18%) Big Data
17 22 (2.08%) Oracle Database 11g
18 19 (1.80%) DTS
18 19 (1.80%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 69 (6.53%) Visual Studio
1 69 (6.53%) Team Foundation Server
2 29 (2.75%) Subversion
3 27 (2.56%) NUnit
4 24 (2.27%) JIRA
5 20 (1.89%) Git (software)
6 16 (1.52%) SpecFlow
7 14 (1.33%) Jenkins
8 13 (1.23%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 13 (1.23%) TeamCity
8 13 (1.23%) Selenium
9 11 (1.04%) MSTest
9 11 (1.04%) Rhino Mocks
10 10 (0.95%) Ant
11 9 (0.85%) JUnit
11 9 (0.85%) Maven
11 9 (0.85%) Moq
11 9 (0.85%) MSBuild
12 8 (0.76%) Toad
12 8 (0.76%) ERwin
General
1 312 (29.55%) Finance
2 184 (17.42%) Banking
3 79 (7.48%) Investment Banking
4 74 (7.01%) Front Office
5 32 (3.03%) Legal
6 30 (2.84%) Back Office
7 27 (2.56%) Telecoms
7 27 (2.56%) Advertising
8 24 (2.27%) Retail
9 19 (1.80%) Marketing
10 13 (1.23%) Law
11 10 (0.95%) Manufacturing
12 6 (0.57%) General Ledger
12 6 (0.57%) Electronics
12 6 (0.57%) Financial Institution
12 6 (0.57%) Billing
13 3 (0.28%) Pharmaceutical
13 3 (0.28%) Publishing
14 2 (0.19%) Retail Banking
14 2 (0.19%) French Language
Job Titles
1 608 (57.58%) Developer
2 162 (15.34%) Analyst
3 138 (13.07%) .NET Developer
4 109 (10.32%) SQL Developer
5 88 (8.33%) Senior Developer
6 85 (8.05%) C# Developer
7 77 (7.29%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 68 (6.44%) Architect
8 68 (6.44%) DBA
9 65 (6.16%) SQL DBA
10 38 (3.60%) C# .NET Developer
11 36 (3.41%) Applications Support
12 33 (3.13%) Data Analyst
12 33 (3.13%) Business Developer
12 33 (3.13%) Consultant
13 29 (2.75%) Java Developer
13 29 (2.75%) SQL Server DBA
14 27 (2.56%) Web Developer
15 26 (2.46%) Business Analyst
15 26 (2.46%) Microsoft Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 442 (41.86%) .NET
2 208 (19.70%) ASP.NET
3 149 (14.11%) HTML
4 126 (11.93%) .NET Framework
4 126 (11.93%) WCF
5 108 (10.23%) CSS
6 103 (9.75%) jQuery
7 99 (9.38%) ASP.NET MVC
8 97 (9.19%) XML
9 84 (7.95%) Entity Framework
10 81 (7.67%) Web Services
11 58 (5.49%) WPF
11 58 (5.49%) AngularJS
12 57 (5.40%) LINQ
13 56 (5.30%) HTML5
14 55 (5.21%) Ajax
15 47 (4.45%) ASP.NET Web API
16 46 (4.36%) RESTful
17 39 (3.69%) MDX
18 35 (3.31%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 90 (8.52%) Analytical Skills
2 41 (3.88%) NHS
3 38 (3.60%) Derivative
4 34 (3.22%) Fixed Income
5 31 (2.94%) Clustering
6 29 (2.75%) Replication
7 24 (2.27%) Management Information System
7 24 (2.27%) Computer Science
8 23 (2.18%) Visualisation
9 18 (1.70%) Data Integration
10 17 (1.61%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 16 (1.52%) Equities
11 16 (1.52%) Open Source
12 15 (1.42%) Equity Derivative
13 12 (1.14%) Mathematics
13 12 (1.14%) Market Risk
14 11 (1.04%) Client/Server
14 11 (1.04%) Data Extraction
14 11 (1.04%) Hedge funds
14 11 (1.04%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 211 (19.98%) Windows
2 88 (8.33%) Linux
3 74 (7.01%) UNIX
4 44 (4.17%) Windows Server 2008
5 35 (3.31%) Windows Server 2012
6 29 (2.75%) Windows Server 2003
7 15 (1.42%) AIX
8 13 (1.23%) Solaris
9 11 (1.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 9 (0.85%) Windows 7
11 5 (0.47%) Apple iOS
11 5 (0.47%) Windows XP
12 4 (0.38%) Windows Vista
12 4 (0.38%) CentOS
12 4 (0.38%) Windows 8
13 3 (0.28%) VMS
13 3 (0.28%) OpenVMS
13 3 (0.28%) SUSE
14 2 (0.19%) Debian
14 2 (0.19%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 282 (26.70%) Agile Software Development
2 222 (21.02%) Business Intelligence
3 157 (14.87%) MVC
4 146 (13.83%) TDD
5 139 (13.16%) ETL
6 85 (8.05%) OO
7 80 (7.58%) Scrum
8 72 (6.82%) Migration
9 70 (6.63%) Data Modelling
10 58 (5.49%) Performance Tuning
11 57 (5.40%) Analytics
12 56 (5.30%) ITIL
13 53 (5.02%) Unit Testing
14 51 (4.83%) Project Management
15 48 (4.55%) Continuous Integration
16 47 (4.45%) CRM
17 46 (4.36%) E-Commerce
18 45 (4.26%) BDD
19 42 (3.98%) Web Development
20 39 (3.69%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 626 (59.28%) SQL
2 420 (39.77%) C#
3 224 (21.21%) T-SQL
4 191 (18.09%) JavaScript
5 108 (10.23%) Java
6 95 (9.00%) VBA
7 52 (4.92%) VB
8 37 (3.50%) PowerShell
9 32 (3.03%) Perl
10 31 (2.94%) C++
11 30 (2.84%) C
11 30 (2.84%) VB.NET
12 28 (2.65%) PL/SQL
13 27 (2.56%) Shell Script
14 26 (2.46%) PHP
15 21 (1.99%) Python
16 18 (1.70%) VBScript
17 12 (1.14%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
18 8 (0.76%) VB6
19 7 (0.66%) R
Qualifications
1 55 (5.21%) Degree
2 36 (3.41%) Security Cleared
3 21 (1.99%) Microsoft Certification
4 16 (1.52%) SC Cleared
5 15 (1.42%) ISEB
5 15 (1.42%) MCSE
6 13 (1.23%) MCITP
7 10 (0.95%) DV Cleared
8 9 (0.85%) ISTQB
9 8 (0.76%) Cisco Certification
10 7 (0.66%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 7 (0.66%) CCNP
11 6 (0.57%) CTC Cleared
12 5 (0.47%) CCNA
13 4 (0.38%) MCSA
13 4 (0.38%) Siebel Certification
13 4 (0.38%) OCP
13 4 (0.38%) Oracle Certification
13 4 (0.38%) MCTS
13 4 (0.38%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (3.13%) QA
2 20 (1.89%) Data Quality
3 7 (0.66%) ISO 9001
4 6 (0.57%) Solvency II
5 4 (0.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.19%) SLA
6 2 (0.19%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.19%) FATCA
6 2 (0.19%) Dodd-Frank
6 2 (0.19%) COREP
6 2 (0.19%) FINREP
6 2 (0.19%) PMBOK
7 1 (0.095%) EMIR
7 1 (0.095%) HL7
7 1 (0.095%) DICOM
System Software
1 49 (4.64%) Active Directory
2 38 (3.60%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (1.61%) vSphere
4 15 (1.42%) Oracle RAC
5 9 (0.85%) Hyper-V
6 8 (0.76%) Xen
7 6 (0.57%) XenApp
8 5 (0.47%) VMware Server
8 5 (0.47%) SRDF
8 5 (0.47%) KVM
8 5 (0.47%) Oracle Clusterware
9 4 (0.38%) NFS
10 3 (0.28%) UAG
10 3 (0.28%) VMware ESXi
11 2 (0.19%) VMware ESX
11 2 (0.19%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 2 (0.19%) vCloud
11 2 (0.19%) Apache Flume
12 1 (0.095%) Docker
12 1 (0.095%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 14 (1.33%) Puppet
2 11 (1.04%) Control-M
3 10 (0.95%) Data Guard
3 10 (0.95%) HP Quality Center
4 7 (0.66%) SCOM
4 7 (0.66%) Oracle RMAN
5 6 (0.57%) SCCM
6 5 (0.47%) BladeLogic
6 5 (0.47%) Opscode Chef
7 4 (0.38%) Oracle Identity Manager
8 3 (0.28%) ITRS Geneos
8 3 (0.28%) Tivoli Identity Manager
9 2 (0.19%) WSUS
9 2 (0.19%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 2 (0.19%) NetBackup
9 2 (0.19%) Backup Exec
9 2 (0.19%) SCVMM
9 2 (0.19%) Ansible
9 2 (0.19%) Ambari
9 2 (0.19%) Oozie
Vendors
1 325 (30.78%) Microsoft
2 184 (17.42%) Oracle
3 59 (5.59%) VMware
4 48 (4.55%) Sybase
5 41 (3.88%) IBM
6 40 (3.79%) Tableau
7 35 (3.31%) Sitecore
8 28 (2.65%) TIBCO
9 27 (2.56%) Business Objects
10 26 (2.46%) Cisco
11 25 (2.37%) HP
11 25 (2.37%) EPiServer
12 24 (2.27%) Cognos
13 21 (1.99%) SAP
14 18 (1.70%) Citrix
15 15 (1.42%) Telerik
16 14 (1.33%) DevExpress
17 13 (1.23%) EMC
18 11 (1.04%) Red Hat
18 11 (1.04%) Sun
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