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 21 August 2014 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
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 10 13 12
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -1
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 555 742 795
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 9.43% 10.24% 10.17%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 41.54% 44.46% 49.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 413 553 605
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £276 £301 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £324
% change year-on-year
- +0.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 7 4
Average hourly rate £19.00 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-45.71% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £30.00 £25.73
% change year-on-year
-25.00% +16.59%
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
1336 1669 1612
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 22.70% 23.02% 20.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 997 1233 1188
Average daily rate £450 £450 £440
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £325 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 12 19
Average hourly rate £25.00 £51.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.98% +36.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.80 £20.50 £15.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £56.61 £59.87 £51.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 £30.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-6.55% +5.17%

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 21 August 2014.

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 21 August 2014, 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.

1 615 (51.77%) SQL
2 461 (38.80%) .NET
3 430 (36.20%) C#
4 357 (30.05%) Microsoft
5 331 (27.86%) Finance
6 302 (25.42%) SQL Server 2008
7 290 (24.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 249 (20.96%) Oracle
8 249 (20.96%) Banking
9 247 (20.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 240 (20.20%) Windows
11 233 (19.61%) ASP.NET
12 205 (17.26%) T-SQL
13 185 (15.57%) Business Intelligence
14 181 (15.24%) MVC
15 179 (15.07%) ETL
16 175 (14.73%) MS Excel
17 163 (13.72%) HTML
18 160 (13.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
19 159 (13.38%) JavaScript
19 159 (13.38%) Data Warehouse
20 141 (11.87%) TDD
21 132 (11.11%) CSS
22 129 (10.86%) ASP.NET MVC
23 126 (10.61%) .NET Framework
24 120 (10.10%) SharePoint
25 118 (9.93%) jQuery
26 117 (9.85%) XML
27 116 (9.76%) Agile Software Development
28 112 (9.43%) Java

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

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, 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
1 120 (10.10%) SharePoint
2 78 (6.57%) IIS
3 45 (3.79%) CMS
4 42 (3.54%) WebSphere
5 37 (3.11%) BizTalk Server
5 37 (3.11%) SharePoint 2010
6 33 (2.78%) MS Exchange
7 32 (2.69%) Tomcat
8 29 (2.44%) SharePoint 2013
9 27 (2.27%) SAS
10 26 (2.19%) Apache
10 26 (2.19%) Sitecore CMS
11 23 (1.94%) WebLogic
12 21 (1.77%) Umbraco
13 20 (1.68%) Exchange Server 2007
14 19 (1.60%) Exchange Server 2010
15 12 (1.01%) Node.js
15 12 (1.01%) Lync
16 11 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2003
16 11 (0.93%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 175 (14.73%) MS Excel
2 37 (3.11%) MS Office
3 9 (0.76%) MS PowerPoint
3 9 (0.76%) PowerPivot
4 8 (0.67%) Spreadsheet
5 7 (0.59%) MS Visio
6 6 (0.51%) Photoshop
6 6 (0.51%) MS Project
7 3 (0.25%) SPSS
7 3 (0.25%) InfoPath
8 2 (0.17%) Stata
9 1 (0.084%) Fireworks
9 1 (0.084%) FastStats
9 1 (0.084%) GIMP
Business Applications
1 33 (2.78%) Markit EDM
2 26 (2.19%) Dynamics CRM
3 10 (0.84%) Dynamics AX
4 9 (0.76%) Google Analytics
5 6 (0.51%) SimCorp Dimension
6 5 (0.42%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 5 (0.42%) RMDS
7 4 (0.34%) Agresso
8 3 (0.25%) Cognos TM1
8 3 (0.25%) Oracle EBS
9 2 (0.17%) IntelliMatch
9 2 (0.17%) Oracle Payables
9 2 (0.17%) Oracle General Ledger
9 2 (0.17%) Oracle EBS R12
9 2 (0.17%) ION MarketView
9 2 (0.17%) Oracle BPM
9 2 (0.17%) SunGard GMI
9 2 (0.17%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
10 1 (0.084%) Oracle Receivables
10 1 (0.084%) Oracle Assets
Cloud Services
1 29 (2.44%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (0.93%) Cloud Computing
2 11 (0.93%) SaaS
3 10 (0.84%) Amazon EC2
4 8 (0.67%) Office 365
5 5 (0.42%) PaaS
5 5 (0.42%) IaaS
6 3 (0.25%) GitHub
7 2 (0.17%) Amazon AWS
8 1 (0.084%) CloudFront
8 1 (0.084%) Gitorious
Communications & Networking
1 28 (2.36%) SAN
2 24 (2.02%) Firewall
3 22 (1.85%) Internet
4 21 (1.77%) WAN
5 19 (1.60%) DNS
6 13 (1.09%) LAN
7 12 (1.01%) HTTP
8 11 (0.93%) VPN
9 10 (0.84%) DHCP
10 9 (0.76%) Cisco ASA
10 9 (0.76%) NAS
10 9 (0.76%) Intranet
11 8 (0.67%) Network Security
11 8 (0.67%) TCP/IP
12 7 (0.59%) VoIP
12 7 (0.59%) LDAP
13 5 (0.42%) VLAN
14 4 (0.34%) Extranet
14 4 (0.34%) SMTP
14 4 (0.34%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 302 (25.42%) SQL Server 2008
2 290 (24.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 247 (20.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 160 (13.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 159 (13.38%) Data Warehouse
6 109 (9.18%) SQL Server 2005
7 92 (7.74%) SQL Server 2012
8 74 (6.23%) Relational Database
9 65 (5.47%) Oracle Database
10 48 (4.04%) MySQL
11 47 (3.96%) QlikView
12 35 (2.95%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 34 (2.86%) OLAP
14 32 (2.69%) RDBMS
15 31 (2.61%) Data Mining
16 28 (2.36%) Oracle Database 11g
17 22 (1.85%) DTS
18 19 (1.60%) Crystal Reports
18 19 (1.60%) MS Access
18 19 (1.60%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 98 (8.25%) Visual Studio
2 89 (7.49%) Team Foundation Server
3 39 (3.28%) Subversion
4 37 (3.11%) NUnit
5 36 (3.03%) JIRA
6 32 (2.69%) Git (software)
7 30 (2.53%) TeamCity
8 26 (2.19%) Jenkins
9 25 (2.10%) Selenium
9 25 (2.10%) JUnit
10 21 (1.77%) Maven
10 21 (1.77%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 14 (1.18%) Mockito
11 14 (1.18%) Ant
12 13 (1.09%) Mercurial
13 11 (0.93%) MSTest
13 11 (0.93%) SoapUI
13 11 (0.93%) SpecFlow
14 10 (0.84%) Gerrit
14 10 (0.84%) Rhino Mocks
General
1 331 (27.86%) Finance
2 249 (20.96%) Banking
3 100 (8.42%) Investment Banking
4 75 (6.31%) Retail
5 71 (5.98%) Front Office
6 43 (3.62%) Marketing
7 28 (2.36%) Advertising
8 22 (1.85%) Telecoms
8 22 (1.85%) Legal
9 21 (1.77%) Back Office
10 16 (1.35%) Retail Banking
11 14 (1.18%) Financial Institution
12 7 (0.59%) Publishing
13 6 (0.51%) Law
14 3 (0.25%) Private Banking
14 3 (0.25%) Billing
15 2 (0.17%) Games
15 2 (0.17%) International Banking
15 2 (0.17%) General Ledger
15 2 (0.17%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 637 (53.62%) Developer
2 189 (15.91%) Analyst
3 164 (13.80%) .NET Developer
4 119 (10.02%) C# Developer
5 118 (9.93%) SQL Developer
6 76 (6.40%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 71 (5.98%) DBA
8 58 (4.88%) C# .NET Developer
9 55 (4.63%) Architect
10 54 (4.55%) Senior Developer
11 53 (4.46%) SQL DBA
12 51 (4.29%) Support Analyst
13 49 (4.12%) ASP.NET Developer
14 42 (3.54%) Applications Support
15 40 (3.37%) Consultant
16 39 (3.28%) Java Developer
17 38 (3.20%) Data Analyst
18 35 (2.95%) Business Analyst
19 34 (2.86%) Administrator
20 32 (2.69%) SQL Server Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 461 (38.80%) .NET
2 233 (19.61%) ASP.NET
3 163 (13.72%) HTML
4 132 (11.11%) CSS
5 129 (10.86%) ASP.NET MVC
6 126 (10.61%) .NET Framework
7 118 (9.93%) jQuery
8 117 (9.85%) XML
9 111 (9.34%) Web Services
10 104 (8.75%) WCF
11 70 (5.89%) WPF
12 56 (4.71%) HTML5
13 53 (4.46%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
14 42 (3.54%) ASP.NET MVC 4
15 39 (3.28%) Ajax
16 38 (3.20%) Spring
17 37 (3.11%) LINQ
18 34 (2.86%) Middleware
18 34 (2.86%) MDX
19 33 (2.78%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 42 (3.54%) Derivative
2 40 (3.37%) Computer Science
3 37 (3.11%) Fixed Income
4 33 (2.78%) NHS
5 31 (2.61%) Clustering
5 31 (2.61%) Data Integration
6 24 (2.02%) Market Risk
7 22 (1.85%) Credit Risk
7 22 (1.85%) Replication
8 20 (1.68%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 17 (1.43%) N-Tier
9 17 (1.43%) Enterprise Software
10 15 (1.26%) Equities
11 14 (1.18%) Visualisation
12 13 (1.09%) Hedge funds
12 13 (1.09%) Mathematics
13 12 (1.01%) Client/Server
14 10 (0.84%) Management Information System
15 9 (0.76%) Statistics
16 8 (0.67%) Equity Derivative
Operating Systems
1 240 (20.20%) Windows
2 90 (7.58%) Linux
3 77 (6.48%) UNIX
4 59 (4.97%) Windows Server 2008
5 40 (3.37%) Windows Server 2003
6 19 (1.60%) Windows 7
7 18 (1.52%) Solaris
8 13 (1.09%) Windows XP
9 12 (1.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 12 (1.01%) Windows Server 2012
10 9 (0.76%) AIX
11 4 (0.34%) SUSE
11 4 (0.34%) Windows 2000
11 4 (0.34%) Oracle Linux
12 3 (0.25%) HPUX
12 3 (0.25%) Android
12 3 (0.25%) Ubuntu
13 2 (0.17%) Apple iOS
13 2 (0.17%) Windows Phone
14 1 (0.084%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 185 (15.57%) Business Intelligence
2 181 (15.24%) MVC
3 179 (15.07%) ETL
4 141 (11.87%) TDD
5 116 (9.76%) Agile Software Development
6 91 (7.66%) Data Modelling
7 87 (7.32%) Migration
8 80 (6.73%) OO
9 75 (6.31%) ITIL
10 73 (6.14%) Scrum
11 72 (6.06%) Analytics
12 64 (5.39%) Performance Tuning
13 57 (4.80%) Asset Management
14 55 (4.63%) Continuous Integration
15 50 (4.21%) E-Commerce
16 49 (4.12%) Unit Testing
17 47 (3.96%) CRM
18 46 (3.87%) Multithreading
19 44 (3.70%) Data Management
19 44 (3.70%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 615 (51.77%) SQL
2 430 (36.20%) C#
3 205 (17.26%) T-SQL
4 159 (13.38%) JavaScript
5 112 (9.43%) Java
6 63 (5.30%) PowerShell
7 59 (4.97%) VBA
8 44 (3.70%) VB
9 37 (3.11%) PL/SQL
10 32 (2.69%) C
11 30 (2.53%) VBScript
12 28 (2.36%) C++
13 26 (2.19%) Python
14 25 (2.10%) VB.NET
15 20 (1.68%) Perl
16 18 (1.52%) Shell Script
17 12 (1.01%) Bash Shell
18 11 (0.93%) PHP
19 8 (0.67%) XPath
20 7 (0.59%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 101 (8.50%) Degree
2 44 (3.70%) Microsoft Certification
3 25 (2.10%) MCITP
4 18 (1.52%) Security Cleared
5 16 (1.35%) ISEB
5 16 (1.35%) MCSE
6 15 (1.26%) MCTS
7 12 (1.01%) SC Cleared
8 6 (0.51%) DV Cleared
8 6 (0.51%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 6 (0.51%) ITIL Certification
9 5 (0.42%) MCP
9 5 (0.42%) ISTQB
10 3 (0.25%) MCDBA
10 3 (0.25%) Cisco Certification
11 2 (0.17%) CCNA
11 2 (0.17%) MCSD
11 2 (0.17%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 2 (0.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 2 (0.17%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (2.69%) QA
2 24 (2.02%) Data Quality
3 20 (1.68%) ISO 9001
4 13 (1.09%) Basel III
5 7 (0.59%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 6 (0.51%) SLA
7 2 (0.17%) EMIR
7 2 (0.17%) Dodd-Frank
8 1 (0.084%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 1 (0.084%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.084%) Basel II
8 1 (0.084%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 1 (0.084%) MiFID
System Software
1 59 (4.97%) Active Directory
2 41 (3.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (1.60%) vSphere
4 15 (1.26%) Oracle RMAN
5 14 (1.18%) VMware ESX
6 13 (1.09%) Oracle RAC
7 12 (1.01%) Hyper-V
8 10 (0.84%) XenApp
8 10 (0.84%) vCloud
9 8 (0.67%) XenServer
10 6 (0.51%) VMware ESXi
11 5 (0.42%) UAG
11 5 (0.42%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 5 (0.42%) ISA Server
12 4 (0.34%) Terminal Server
12 4 (0.34%) NFS
12 4 (0.34%) SRDF
13 3 (0.25%) FreeRADIUS
13 3 (0.25%) Xen
13 3 (0.25%) KVM
Systems Management
1 22 (1.85%) Control-M
2 18 (1.52%) Puppet
3 13 (1.09%) Tivoli
4 9 (0.76%) SCOM
4 9 (0.76%) Data Guard
5 7 (0.59%) SCCM
5 7 (0.59%) Backup Exec
6 5 (0.42%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 5 (0.42%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
6 5 (0.42%) HP Quality Center
7 3 (0.25%) Opscode Chef
7 3 (0.25%) EMC NetWorker
7 3 (0.25%) BMC PATROL
8 2 (0.17%) Nagios
8 2 (0.17%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 1 (0.084%) DatAdvantage
9 1 (0.084%) DameWare
9 1 (0.084%) ServiceCenter
9 1 (0.084%) HAProxy
9 1 (0.084%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 357 (30.05%) Microsoft
2 249 (20.96%) Oracle
3 88 (7.41%) VMware
4 77 (6.48%) Sybase
5 47 (3.96%) Citrix
6 41 (3.45%) IBM
7 40 (3.37%) Business Objects
8 34 (2.86%) Cognos
9 30 (2.53%) Cisco
10 28 (2.36%) Sitecore
11 23 (1.94%) JBoss
11 23 (1.94%) TIBCO
12 20 (1.68%) Informatica
12 20 (1.68%) EPiServer
12 20 (1.68%) Tableau
13 19 (1.60%) Teradata
14 14 (1.18%) ION Trading
15 13 (1.09%) DevExpress
15 13 (1.09%) Ektron
16 11 (0.93%) Ab Initio
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