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 25 February 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
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
London / City of London
Rank 11 9 10
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +1
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 298 335 509
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 10.22% 10.45% 9.90%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 36.84% 37.47% 41.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 254 271 419
Median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £327 £325 £297
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £22.34 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+55.55% -25.00%

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
809 894 1220
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 27.73% 27.88% 23.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 654 715 957
Median daily rate £475 £485 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.06% +10.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £350 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 4
Median hourly rate £22.34 £55.00 £24.23
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-59.39% +126.99%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -

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 25 February 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 25 February 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.

1 333 (55.50%) SQL
2 257 (42.83%) Finance
3 254 (42.33%) .NET
4 252 (42.00%) C#
5 200 (33.33%) Microsoft
6 159 (26.50%) Agile Software Development
7 155 (25.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 137 (22.83%) Windows
9 126 (21.00%) T-SQL
9 126 (21.00%) Banking
10 117 (19.50%) Business Intelligence
11 104 (17.33%) Oracle
12 101 (16.83%) MVC
12 101 (16.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 99 (16.50%) TDD
13 99 (16.50%) ASP.NET
14 97 (16.17%) SQL Server 2008
15 86 (14.33%) MS Excel
16 85 (14.17%) HTML
17 83 (13.83%) JavaScript
18 81 (13.50%) Scrum
19 77 (12.83%) Microsoft Azure
20 70 (11.67%) AngularJS
21 69 (11.50%) Team Foundation Server
22 67 (11.17%) Web Services
23 66 (11.00%) ETL
23 66 (11.00%) .NET Framework
23 66 (11.00%) SQL Server 2012
24 65 (10.83%) Data Warehouse
25 61 (10.17%) Data Modelling

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 48 (8.00%) SharePoint
2 45 (7.50%) IIS
3 24 (4.00%) BizTalk Server
4 17 (2.83%) WebSphere
5 13 (2.17%) SAS
6 11 (1.83%) MS Exchange
7 10 (1.67%) Apache
8 9 (1.50%) Confluence
9 7 (1.17%) CMS
9 7 (1.17%) JBoss
10 6 (1.00%) SharePoint 2013
10 6 (1.00%) Tomcat
11 5 (0.83%) Apache Spark
11 5 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2010
11 5 (0.83%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 4 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2013
12 4 (0.67%) Kentico
13 3 (0.50%) Elasticsearch
13 3 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2007
13 3 (0.50%) Umbraco
Applications
1 86 (14.33%) MS Excel
2 17 (2.83%) MS Office
3 7 (1.17%) MS Project
3 7 (1.17%) SPSS
4 6 (1.00%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.83%) Adobe Illustrator
5 5 (0.83%) Photoshop
6 4 (0.67%) MS PowerPoint
7 3 (0.50%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.33%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 32 (5.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 20 (3.33%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (0.67%) Workday HCM
4 3 (0.50%) Exstream
5 2 (0.33%) Markit EDM
5 2 (0.33%) RMDS
5 2 (0.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.33%) Temenos T24
6 1 (0.17%) Adobe Campaign
6 1 (0.17%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 1 (0.17%) Dynamics GP
6 1 (0.17%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.17%) ReMetrica
6 1 (0.17%) ResourceLink
6 1 (0.17%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 77 (12.83%) Microsoft Azure
2 39 (6.50%) Amazon AWS
3 32 (5.33%) IaaS
4 27 (4.50%) PaaS
5 10 (1.67%) Office 365
6 9 (1.50%) GitHub
7 6 (1.00%) Azure Active Directory
8 4 (0.67%) SaaS
8 4 (0.67%) SuccessFactors
9 2 (0.33%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (0.33%) Google Cloud Platform
10 1 (0.17%) Akamai
10 1 (0.17%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (0.17%) Amazon ELB
10 1 (0.17%) Amazon S3
10 1 (0.17%) Data Lake Analytics
10 1 (0.17%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 24 (4.00%) Firewall
2 16 (2.67%) Internet
3 15 (2.50%) DNS
3 15 (2.50%) LAN
4 12 (2.00%) HTTP
4 12 (2.00%) WAN
5 10 (1.67%) SSL
6 9 (1.50%) Intranet
6 9 (1.50%) TCP/IP
6 9 (1.50%) VPN
7 8 (1.33%) MPLS
8 6 (1.00%) FTP
8 6 (1.00%) LDAP
8 6 (1.00%) SAN
9 5 (0.83%) DHCP
9 5 (0.83%) snoop
10 4 (0.67%) AMQP
10 4 (0.67%) NAS
11 3 (0.50%) Cisco ASA
11 3 (0.50%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 155 (25.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 101 (16.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 97 (16.17%) SQL Server 2008
4 66 (11.00%) SQL Server 2012
5 65 (10.83%) Data Warehouse
6 59 (9.83%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 42 (7.00%) SQL Server 2014
8 37 (6.17%) NoSQL
9 29 (4.83%) Oracle Database
10 27 (4.50%) Power BI
11 26 (4.33%) Relational Database
12 22 (3.67%) SQL Server 2016
13 21 (3.50%) Big Data
14 19 (3.17%) Hadoop
15 18 (3.00%) MongoDB
16 15 (2.50%) Oracle Database 11g
17 14 (2.33%) QlikView
18 13 (2.17%) MySQL
19 12 (2.00%) BusinessObjects
20 11 (1.83%) DB2
Development Applications
1 69 (11.50%) Team Foundation Server
2 44 (7.33%) Git (software)
3 42 (7.00%) JIRA
4 30 (5.00%) NUnit
4 30 (5.00%) Visual Studio
5 27 (4.50%) Subversion
6 18 (3.00%) MSTest
7 17 (2.83%) TeamCity
8 14 (2.33%) Jenkins
8 14 (2.33%) SpecFlow
9 8 (1.33%) Bitbucket
9 8 (1.33%) Selenium
10 7 (1.17%) gulp
10 7 (1.17%) Mocha
10 7 (1.17%) ReSharper
10 7 (1.17%) WebDriver
11 6 (1.00%) Eclipse
11 6 (1.00%) Maven
11 6 (1.00%) MSBuild
11 6 (1.00%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 257 (42.83%) Finance
2 126 (21.00%) Banking
3 40 (6.67%) Front Office
4 31 (5.17%) Investment Banking
5 27 (4.50%) Back Office
6 24 (4.00%) Financial Institution
7 22 (3.67%) Marketing
8 16 (2.67%) Retail
9 12 (2.00%) Legal
10 11 (1.83%) Advertising
11 5 (0.83%) Law
12 4 (0.67%) Games
13 3 (0.50%) Telecoms
14 2 (0.33%) Electronics
14 2 (0.33%) Manufacturing
14 2 (0.33%) Retail Banking
15 1 (0.17%) Billing
15 1 (0.17%) Local Government
15 1 (0.17%) Pharmaceutical
15 1 (0.17%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 349 (58.17%) Developer
2 99 (16.50%) SQL Developer
3 97 (16.17%) C# Developer
4 96 (16.00%) .NET Developer
5 75 (12.50%) Analyst
6 56 (9.33%) Senior Developer
7 54 (9.00%) Architect
8 50 (8.33%) C# .NET Developer
9 33 (5.50%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 33 (5.50%) SQL Server Developer
10 29 (4.83%) Senior C# Developer
11 28 (4.67%) Microsoft Developer
12 26 (4.33%) Consultant
12 26 (4.33%) SQL Analyst
13 24 (4.00%) ASP.NET Developer
14 23 (3.83%) Angular Developer
14 23 (3.83%) Senior .NET Developer
14 23 (3.83%) Senior SQL Developer
15 22 (3.67%) Analyst Developer
15 22 (3.67%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 254 (42.33%) .NET
2 99 (16.50%) ASP.NET
3 85 (14.17%) HTML
4 70 (11.67%) AngularJS
5 67 (11.17%) Web Services
6 66 (11.00%) .NET Framework
7 60 (10.00%) WCF
8 52 (8.67%) CSS
9 49 (8.17%) ASP.NET MVC
10 48 (8.00%) WPF
11 45 (7.50%) HTML5
12 43 (7.17%) XML
13 38 (6.33%) Entity Framework
13 38 (6.33%) jQuery
14 37 (6.17%) REST
15 35 (5.83%) ASP.NET Web API
15 35 (5.83%) RESTful
16 21 (3.50%) WinForms
17 20 (3.33%) Middleware
18 18 (3.00%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 40 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (3.67%) Fixed Income
2 22 (3.67%) Management Information System
3 20 (3.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 18 (3.00%) User Experience
5 15 (2.50%) Mobile App
6 14 (2.33%) Equities
7 13 (2.17%) Credit Risk
8 12 (2.00%) Computer Science
8 12 (2.00%) Data Centre
9 9 (1.50%) Clustering
9 9 (1.50%) Fintech
10 8 (1.33%) Data Structures
10 8 (1.33%) Enterprise Software
10 8 (1.33%) Market Risk
10 8 (1.33%) Reference Data
10 8 (1.33%) Replication
11 7 (1.17%) Hedge funds
11 7 (1.17%) N-Tier
11 7 (1.17%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 137 (22.83%) Windows
2 46 (7.67%) Windows Server
3 45 (7.50%) Linux
4 34 (5.67%) Unix
5 19 (3.17%) Windows Server 2012
6 17 (2.83%) Windows Server 2008
7 8 (1.33%) Windows Server 2003
8 7 (1.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 7 (1.17%) Solaris
9 5 (0.83%) CentOS
9 5 (0.83%) Windows 7
10 3 (0.50%) AIX
10 3 (0.50%) Android
11 2 (0.33%) Apple iOS
11 2 (0.33%) Windows 10
11 2 (0.33%) Windows 8
11 2 (0.33%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.17%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 159 (26.50%) Agile Software Development
2 117 (19.50%) Business Intelligence
3 101 (16.83%) MVC
4 99 (16.50%) TDD
5 81 (13.50%) Scrum
6 66 (11.00%) ETL
7 61 (10.17%) Data Modelling
8 40 (6.67%) Analytics
8 40 (6.67%) CRM
9 34 (5.67%) DevOps
9 34 (5.67%) Performance Tuning
10 33 (5.50%) ERP
10 33 (5.50%) Multithreading
11 29 (4.83%) High Availability
12 28 (4.67%) Mathematics
12 28 (4.67%) Migration
12 28 (4.67%) MVVM
13 27 (4.50%) BDD
14 25 (4.17%) Asset Management
14 25 (4.17%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 333 (55.50%) SQL
2 252 (42.00%) C#
3 126 (21.00%) T-SQL
4 83 (13.83%) JavaScript
5 60 (10.00%) Java
6 46 (7.67%) PowerShell
7 24 (4.00%) VBA
8 21 (3.50%) Python
9 16 (2.67%) VB.NET
10 14 (2.33%) VB
11 10 (1.67%) Perl
11 10 (1.67%) PL/SQL
11 10 (1.67%) Shell Script
12 7 (1.17%) TypeScript
13 6 (1.00%) R
13 6 (1.00%) Ruby
14 5 (0.83%) C++
14 5 (0.83%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
14 5 (0.83%) PHP
14 5 (0.83%) XAML
Qualifications
1 31 (5.17%) Degree
2 11 (1.83%) Security Cleared
3 7 (1.17%) CISSP
3 7 (1.17%) DV Cleared
4 4 (0.67%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (0.50%) CISM
5 3 (0.50%) ISEB
5 3 (0.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (0.50%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (0.50%) MCSE
6 2 (0.33%) CCNA
6 2 (0.33%) CFA
6 2 (0.33%) CISA
6 2 (0.33%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (0.33%) CTC Cleared
6 2 (0.33%) MCITP
6 2 (0.33%) Oracle Certification
6 2 (0.33%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.17%) IBM Certification
7 1 (0.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (3.33%) QA
2 12 (2.00%) PCI DSS
3 10 (1.67%) Data Quality
4 9 (1.50%) Solvency II
5 5 (0.83%) SLA
6 4 (0.67%) Dodd-Frank
7 3 (0.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 3 (0.50%) SEPA
8 2 (0.33%) COBIT
8 2 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 1 (0.17%) GDPR
9 1 (0.17%) MiFID
9 1 (0.17%) WCAG
System Software
1 45 (7.50%) Active Directory
2 14 (2.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (1.33%) Oracle RAC
4 6 (1.00%) Docker
5 4 (0.67%) Hyper-V
5 4 (0.67%) XenApp
5 4 (0.67%) XenDesktop
6 3 (0.50%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (0.50%) vSphere
7 2 (0.33%) NFS
7 2 (0.33%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
7 2 (0.33%) Virtual Servers
7 2 (0.33%) XenServer
8 1 (0.17%) Gluster
8 1 (0.17%) iptables
8 1 (0.17%) ISA Server
8 1 (0.17%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.17%) Samba
8 1 (0.17%) SRDF
8 1 (0.17%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 7 (1.17%) SCOM
2 6 (1.00%) SCCM
3 4 (0.67%) Ansible
3 4 (0.67%) Backup Exec
3 4 (0.67%) Puppet
3 4 (0.67%) SCOrch
4 3 (0.50%) Control-M
4 3 (0.50%) Data Guard
4 3 (0.50%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
4 3 (0.50%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 3 (0.50%) NetBackup
4 3 (0.50%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (0.50%) Oracle RMAN
5 2 (0.33%) Failover Clustering
5 2 (0.33%) Galera Cluster
5 2 (0.33%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (0.33%) ITRS Geneos
5 2 (0.33%) Oozie
5 2 (0.33%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 2 (0.33%) vRealize
Vendors
1 200 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 104 (17.33%) Oracle
3 31 (5.17%) VMware
4 25 (4.17%) Tableau
5 23 (3.83%) IBM
6 20 (3.33%) Cisco
7 17 (2.83%) Citrix
7 17 (2.83%) SAP
7 17 (2.83%) Sybase
8 13 (2.17%) HP
9 11 (1.83%) Teradata
10 10 (1.67%) MicroStrategy
10 10 (1.67%) TIBCO
11 8 (1.33%) Cognos
11 8 (1.33%) Infragistics
12 7 (1.17%) Bloomberg
12 7 (1.17%) Telerik
12 7 (1.17%) WorldPay
13 6 (1.00%) Splunk
13 6 (1.00%) Talend
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