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 17 January 2017 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
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
London / City of London
Rank 10 11 11
Rank change year-on-year
+1 0
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 323 310 494
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 11.11% 10.33% 9.82%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 37.96% 39.59% 41.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 269 245 415
Median daily rate £425 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £329 £325 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £584 £550 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £19.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.39 £22.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+12.84% -10.00%

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
851 783 1188
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 29.26% 26.10% 23.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 685 618 950
Median daily rate £475 £485 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.06% +14.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £345 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +4.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Median hourly rate - £55.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +150.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £26.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+43.39% -18.46%

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 17 January 2017.

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 17 January 2017, 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.

1 350 (54.69%) SQL
2 268 (41.88%) .NET
3 266 (41.56%) C#
4 264 (41.25%) Finance
5 201 (31.41%) Microsoft
6 172 (26.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 168 (26.25%) Agile Software Development
8 147 (22.97%) Windows
9 146 (22.81%) T-SQL
10 132 (20.63%) Business Intelligence
11 131 (20.47%) Banking
12 118 (18.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 108 (16.88%) Oracle
14 105 (16.41%) ASP.NET
15 103 (16.09%) TDD
16 98 (15.31%) MVC
16 98 (15.31%) SQL Server 2008
17 93 (14.53%) HTML
18 84 (13.13%) JavaScript
19 78 (12.19%) MS Excel
19 78 (12.19%) ETL
19 78 (12.19%) Scrum
20 77 (12.03%) Web Services
21 73 (11.41%) Data Warehouse
21 73 (11.41%) Team Foundation Server
22 72 (11.25%) Microsoft Azure
23 69 (10.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
24 67 (10.47%) SQL Server 2012
25 66 (10.31%) WCF
26 64 (10.00%) AngularJS

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 61 (9.53%) SharePoint
2 48 (7.50%) IIS
3 20 (3.13%) BizTalk Server
4 18 (2.81%) WebSphere
5 17 (2.66%) SAS
6 13 (2.03%) JBoss
7 11 (1.72%) Apache
8 10 (1.56%) SharePoint 2013
9 9 (1.41%) CMS
10 8 (1.25%) Tomcat
11 7 (1.09%) Confluence
11 7 (1.09%) Kentico
11 7 (1.09%) MS Exchange
12 5 (0.78%) Elasticsearch
12 5 (0.78%) SharePoint 2010
13 4 (0.63%) Apache Spark
13 4 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2007
13 4 (0.63%) Umbraco
13 4 (0.63%) WebLogic
14 3 (0.47%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 78 (12.19%) MS Excel
2 16 (2.50%) MS Office
3 7 (1.09%) SPSS
4 5 (0.78%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (0.78%) MS Project
5 4 (0.63%) Adobe Illustrator
5 4 (0.63%) Photoshop
5 4 (0.63%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.31%) InfoPath
6 2 (0.31%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 30 (4.69%) Dynamics CRM
2 20 (3.13%) Dynamics AX
3 9 (1.41%) Remedy ITSM
4 6 (0.94%) Markit EDM
5 3 (0.47%) Exstream
5 3 (0.47%) RMDS
5 3 (0.47%) Workday HCM
6 2 (0.31%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 2 (0.31%) Temenos T24
7 1 (0.16%) Adobe Campaign
7 1 (0.16%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 1 (0.16%) Dynamics GP
7 1 (0.16%) ReMetrica
7 1 (0.16%) ResourceLink
7 1 (0.16%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 72 (11.25%) Microsoft Azure
2 36 (5.63%) Amazon AWS
3 29 (4.53%) IaaS
4 24 (3.75%) PaaS
5 10 (1.56%) Office 365
6 7 (1.09%) GitHub
7 6 (0.94%) Azure Active Directory
8 5 (0.78%) Google Cloud Platform
9 4 (0.63%) SuccessFactors
10 2 (0.31%) SaaS
11 1 (0.16%) Akamai
11 1 (0.16%) Amazon EC2
11 1 (0.16%) Amazon ELB
11 1 (0.16%) Amazon S3
11 1 (0.16%) Cloud Computing
11 1 (0.16%) Data Lake Analytics
11 1 (0.16%) Mimecast
11 1 (0.16%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 25 (3.91%) Firewall
2 22 (3.44%) LAN
3 21 (3.28%) DNS
4 20 (3.13%) WAN
5 17 (2.66%) Internet
6 14 (2.19%) TCP/IP
7 13 (2.03%) HTTP
7 13 (2.03%) SSL
8 11 (1.72%) SAN
9 10 (1.56%) FTP
10 8 (1.25%) Intranet
10 8 (1.25%) LDAP
10 8 (1.25%) MPLS
10 8 (1.25%) VPN
11 7 (1.09%) DHCP
11 7 (1.09%) NAS
12 6 (0.94%) Network Security
13 4 (0.63%) AMQP
13 4 (0.63%) snoop
14 3 (0.47%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 172 (26.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 118 (18.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 98 (15.31%) SQL Server 2008
4 73 (11.41%) Data Warehouse
5 69 (10.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 67 (10.47%) SQL Server 2012
7 43 (6.72%) SQL Server 2014
8 35 (5.47%) Relational Database
9 33 (5.16%) NoSQL
10 32 (5.00%) Oracle Database
11 28 (4.38%) Big Data
12 24 (3.75%) Hadoop
13 23 (3.59%) MongoDB
13 23 (3.59%) Power BI
14 17 (2.66%) MySQL
14 17 (2.66%) SQL Server 2016
15 13 (2.03%) Data Mining
15 13 (2.03%) Oracle Database 11g
15 13 (2.03%) SQL Server 2005
16 12 (1.88%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 73 (11.41%) Team Foundation Server
2 42 (6.56%) JIRA
3 38 (5.94%) Git (software)
4 29 (4.53%) NUnit
4 29 (4.53%) Visual Studio
5 26 (4.06%) Subversion
6 18 (2.81%) MSTest
7 16 (2.50%) Jenkins
8 14 (2.19%) TeamCity
9 13 (2.03%) SpecFlow
10 12 (1.88%) gulp
10 12 (1.88%) Mocha
11 10 (1.56%) Selenium
12 9 (1.41%) Bower
12 9 (1.41%) Karma Test Runner
12 9 (1.41%) Protractor
12 9 (1.41%) Sinon.JS
12 9 (1.41%) WebDriver
13 7 (1.09%) Eclipse
13 7 (1.09%) MSBuild
General
1 264 (41.25%) Finance
2 131 (20.47%) Banking
3 44 (6.88%) Front Office
4 40 (6.25%) Financial Institution
5 31 (4.84%) Investment Banking
6 28 (4.38%) Retail
7 27 (4.22%) Back Office
7 27 (4.22%) Marketing
8 20 (3.13%) Legal
9 10 (1.56%) Advertising
10 5 (0.78%) Games
10 5 (0.78%) Law
11 3 (0.47%) Telecoms
12 2 (0.31%) Electronics
12 2 (0.31%) French Language
12 2 (0.31%) Manufacturing
12 2 (0.31%) Retail Banking
13 1 (0.16%) Local Government
13 1 (0.16%) Publishing
13 1 (0.16%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 378 (59.06%) Developer
2 111 (17.34%) C# Developer
3 102 (15.94%) .NET Developer
4 92 (14.38%) SQL Developer
5 82 (12.81%) Analyst
6 59 (9.22%) Senior Developer
7 58 (9.06%) C# .NET Developer
8 47 (7.34%) Architect
9 37 (5.78%) Senior C# Developer
10 34 (5.31%) Business Intelligence Developer
11 31 (4.84%) SQL Server Developer
12 30 (4.69%) Microsoft Developer
13 26 (4.06%) Angular Developer
13 26 (4.06%) ASP.NET Developer
14 25 (3.91%) DBA
15 23 (3.59%) Senior .NET Developer
15 23 (3.59%) SQL DBA
16 22 (3.44%) Analyst Developer
16 22 (3.44%) SQL Analyst
17 21 (3.28%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 268 (41.88%) .NET
2 105 (16.41%) ASP.NET
3 93 (14.53%) HTML
4 77 (12.03%) Web Services
5 66 (10.31%) WCF
6 64 (10.00%) AngularJS
7 61 (9.53%) .NET Framework
8 54 (8.44%) WPF
8 54 (8.44%) XML
9 50 (7.81%) CSS
10 44 (6.88%) HTML5
11 41 (6.41%) ASP.NET MVC
12 40 (6.25%) RESTful
13 35 (5.47%) jQuery
13 35 (5.47%) REST
14 34 (5.31%) Entity Framework
15 30 (4.69%) ASP.NET Web API
16 22 (3.44%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 22 (3.44%) WinForms
17 21 (3.28%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 51 (7.97%) Analytical Skills
2 40 (6.25%) Fixed Income
3 31 (4.84%) Management Information System
4 27 (4.22%) Mathematics
5 26 (4.06%) Equities
6 23 (3.59%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 22 (3.44%) Computer Science
8 20 (3.13%) User Experience
9 19 (2.97%) Clustering
9 19 (2.97%) Data Integration
10 18 (2.81%) Visualisation
11 16 (2.50%) Data Centre
12 12 (1.88%) Replication
13 11 (1.72%) Mobile App
14 10 (1.56%) Credit Risk
14 10 (1.56%) Derivative
14 10 (1.56%) Enterprise Software
14 10 (1.56%) Hedge funds
15 9 (1.41%) Fintech
16 8 (1.25%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 147 (22.97%) Windows
2 59 (9.22%) Linux
3 52 (8.13%) Windows Server
4 42 (6.56%) Unix
5 27 (4.22%) Windows Server 2008
5 27 (4.22%) Windows Server 2012
6 12 (1.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 10 (1.56%) Windows Server 2003
8 9 (1.41%) Solaris
9 6 (0.94%) Windows 7
10 4 (0.63%) Windows 8
10 4 (0.63%) Windows XP
11 3 (0.47%) Android
11 3 (0.47%) CentOS
11 3 (0.47%) Windows 2000
12 2 (0.31%) AIX
12 2 (0.31%) Apple iOS
12 2 (0.31%) Windows 10
12 2 (0.31%) Windows Vista
13 1 (0.16%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 168 (26.25%) Agile Software Development
2 132 (20.63%) Business Intelligence
3 103 (16.09%) TDD
4 98 (15.31%) MVC
5 78 (12.19%) ETL
5 78 (12.19%) Scrum
6 59 (9.22%) Data Modelling
7 44 (6.88%) Analytics
7 44 (6.88%) CRM
8 41 (6.41%) DevOps
9 40 (6.25%) Migration
10 38 (5.94%) Asset Management
10 38 (5.94%) Multithreading
11 34 (5.31%) ERP
12 32 (5.00%) Unit Testing
13 31 (4.84%) BDD
13 31 (4.84%) OO
14 28 (4.38%) Continuous Integration
14 28 (4.38%) ITIL
14 28 (4.38%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 350 (54.69%) SQL
2 266 (41.56%) C#
3 146 (22.81%) T-SQL
4 84 (13.13%) JavaScript
5 63 (9.84%) Java
6 52 (8.13%) PowerShell
7 31 (4.84%) Python
7 31 (4.84%) VBA
8 18 (2.81%) VB.NET
9 16 (2.50%) Perl
10 15 (2.34%) VB
11 12 (1.88%) Shell Script
12 11 (1.72%) Bash Shell
12 11 (1.72%) PL/SQL
13 10 (1.56%) C
13 10 (1.56%) R
14 8 (1.25%) PHP
14 8 (1.25%) Ruby
15 6 (0.94%) C++
16 5 (0.78%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Qualifications
1 42 (6.56%) Degree
2 16 (2.50%) Security Cleared
3 10 (1.56%) Microsoft Certification
4 8 (1.25%) DV Cleared
5 7 (1.09%) CISSP
6 6 (0.94%) SC Cleared
7 5 (0.78%) MCITP
7 5 (0.78%) MCSE
7 5 (0.78%) Oracle Certification
8 4 (0.63%) IBM Certification
8 4 (0.63%) ISEB
8 4 (0.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 4 (0.63%) OCP
9 3 (0.47%) CCNA
9 3 (0.47%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (0.47%) CISM
10 2 (0.31%) BC Cleared
10 2 (0.31%) CISA
10 2 (0.31%) CTC Cleared
10 2 (0.31%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (3.44%) QA
2 12 (1.88%) PCI DSS
3 9 (1.41%) Data Quality
3 9 (1.41%) Solvency II
4 6 (0.94%) SLA
5 4 (0.63%) WCAG
6 3 (0.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.31%) COBIT
7 2 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 1 (0.16%) MiFID
System Software
1 59 (9.22%) Active Directory
2 19 (2.97%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (1.41%) Hyper-V
4 8 (1.25%) Oracle RAC
5 6 (0.94%) Docker
6 5 (0.78%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (0.63%) NFS
7 4 (0.63%) vSphere
8 3 (0.47%) HDFS
8 3 (0.47%) KVM
8 3 (0.47%) Xen
9 2 (0.31%) Samba
9 2 (0.31%) SRDF
9 2 (0.31%) Virtual Servers
9 2 (0.31%) XenApp
9 2 (0.31%) XenDesktop
9 2 (0.31%) XenServer
10 1 (0.16%) Firmware
10 1 (0.16%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.16%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 8 (1.25%) Ansible
1 8 (1.25%) SCCM
1 8 (1.25%) SCOM
2 6 (0.94%) Control-M
3 4 (0.63%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (0.47%) Backup Exec
4 3 (0.47%) Microsoft Clustering
4 3 (0.47%) NetBackup
4 3 (0.47%) Puppet
4 3 (0.47%) SCOrch
4 3 (0.47%) vRealize
5 2 (0.31%) Failover Clustering
5 2 (0.31%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (0.31%) ITRS Geneos
5 2 (0.31%) Nessus
5 2 (0.31%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (0.31%) Oozie
5 2 (0.31%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 1 (0.16%) HAProxy
6 1 (0.16%) SCSM
Vendors
1 201 (31.41%) Microsoft
2 108 (16.88%) Oracle
3 39 (6.09%) VMware
4 32 (5.00%) Tableau
5 27 (4.22%) Cisco
6 20 (3.13%) IBM
7 19 (2.97%) Sybase
8 16 (2.50%) Citrix
9 15 (2.34%) HP
9 15 (2.34%) MicroStrategy
9 15 (2.34%) SAP
10 14 (2.19%) Teradata
11 10 (1.56%) Remedy
12 8 (1.25%) Cognos
12 8 (1.25%) Infragistics
12 8 (1.25%) Red Hat
12 8 (1.25%) Salesforce.com
13 7 (1.09%) Splunk
13 7 (1.09%) TIBCO
14 6 (0.94%) Bloomberg
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Rate: £300.00 - £400.00 per day
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Rate: £500.00 - £550.00 per day
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Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
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Nigel Frank International
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
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