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 26 June 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
26 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 14 9 10
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +1
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 291 641 628
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 8.75% 11.04% 10.51%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 36.38% 43.11% 44.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 240 525 486
Median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £320 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £610 £585 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 5
Median hourly rate £19.00 £23.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.14% -14.54%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.66 £23.25 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+40.45% -7.00%
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
800 1487 1420
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 24.07% 25.60% 23.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 637 1182 1073
Median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £325 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 7 6
Median hourly rate £17.88 £30.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.41% +9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.75 £17.30 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £102.00 £58.19
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.75 £26.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+18.26% -13.33%

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 26 June 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 26 June 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.

1 364 (58.62%) SQL
2 245 (39.45%) Finance
3 243 (39.13%) .NET
4 212 (34.14%) C#
5 194 (31.24%) Microsoft
6 172 (27.70%) Agile Software Development
7 157 (25.28%) Oracle
8 139 (22.38%) Banking
9 138 (22.22%) Windows
10 127 (20.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 111 (17.87%) T-SQL
12 108 (17.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 107 (17.23%) Business Intelligence
14 103 (16.59%) SQL Server 2008
15 99 (15.94%) ASP.NET
16 98 (15.78%) TDD
17 93 (14.98%) MS Excel
18 89 (14.33%) Data Warehouse
19 85 (13.69%) MVC
20 82 (13.20%) SQL Server Analysis Services
21 80 (12.88%) SQL Server 2012
22 70 (11.27%) ETL
22 70 (11.27%) Linux
23 68 (10.95%) Java
24 65 (10.47%) HTML
25 62 (9.98%) Migration
26 61 (9.82%) .NET Framework
27 60 (9.66%) Active Directory
28 59 (9.50%) Scrum
28 59 (9.50%) PowerShell

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 39 (6.28%) IIS
2 38 (6.12%) SharePoint
3 14 (2.25%) MS Exchange
3 14 (2.25%) Tomcat
4 12 (1.93%) Confluence
4 12 (1.93%) WebSphere
5 11 (1.77%) Elasticsearch
5 11 (1.77%) Skype for Business
6 10 (1.61%) CMS
6 10 (1.61%) SharePoint 2013
7 9 (1.45%) Apache
8 8 (1.29%) SharePoint 2010
9 7 (1.13%) SAS
10 6 (0.97%) JBoss
11 5 (0.81%) Oracle HTTP Server
11 5 (0.81%) WebLogic
12 4 (0.64%) Oracle Coherence
13 3 (0.48%) BizTalk Server
13 3 (0.48%) EPiServer CMS
13 3 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 93 (14.98%) MS Excel
2 25 (4.03%) MS Office
3 13 (2.09%) MS Project
4 5 (0.81%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.48%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.16%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 12 (1.93%) Markit EDM
2 8 (1.29%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.48%) SimCorp Dimension
4 2 (0.32%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 2 (0.32%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.32%) Exstream
4 2 (0.32%) Misys Opics
4 2 (0.32%) Unit4 Business World
5 1 (0.16%) Endur
5 1 (0.16%) Maximo
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%) RMDS
5 1 (0.16%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 1 (0.16%) SunGard Stream Clearvision
5 1 (0.16%) SystmOne
5 1 (0.16%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 36 (5.80%) Microsoft Azure
2 30 (4.83%) Amazon AWS
3 14 (2.25%) IaaS
4 13 (2.09%) PaaS
5 12 (1.93%) Azure Active Directory
5 12 (1.93%) Office 365
6 9 (1.45%) Amazon EC2
7 8 (1.29%) Cloud Computing
8 6 (0.97%) SaaS
9 5 (0.81%) GitHub
10 4 (0.64%) Force.com
11 2 (0.32%) AWS CloudFormation
11 2 (0.32%) Google Analytics
11 2 (0.32%) OneDrive
11 2 (0.32%) Yammer
12 1 (0.16%) AdWords
12 1 (0.16%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
12 1 (0.16%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 27 (4.35%) DNS
2 18 (2.90%) Firewall
2 18 (2.90%) LDAP
3 17 (2.74%) TCP/IP
4 15 (2.42%) HTTP
4 15 (2.42%) WAN
5 14 (2.25%) LAN
5 14 (2.25%) SAN
6 12 (1.93%) VPN
7 10 (1.61%) Internet
7 10 (1.61%) NAS
7 10 (1.61%) Network Security
8 9 (1.45%) DMZ
9 7 (1.13%) DHCP
10 6 (0.97%) CTI
10 6 (0.97%) FTP
10 6 (0.97%) PBX
10 6 (0.97%) Skype
10 6 (0.97%) Unified Communications
10 6 (0.97%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 127 (20.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 108 (17.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 103 (16.59%) SQL Server 2008
4 89 (14.33%) Data Warehouse
5 82 (13.20%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 80 (12.88%) SQL Server 2012
7 57 (9.18%) Oracle Database
8 53 (8.53%) Relational Database
9 43 (6.92%) SQL Server 2014
10 35 (5.64%) MySQL
11 32 (5.15%) SQL Server 2005
12 28 (4.51%) QlikView
13 27 (4.35%) MongoDB
14 24 (3.86%) NoSQL
14 24 (3.86%) Oracle Database 11g
15 23 (3.70%) RDBMS
16 22 (3.54%) Big Data
17 19 (3.06%) Hadoop
18 18 (2.90%) Oracle Database 12c
19 14 (2.25%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 32 (5.15%) Git (software)
1 32 (5.15%) Team Foundation Server
2 29 (4.67%) Subversion
3 28 (4.51%) Visual Studio
4 27 (4.35%) Jenkins
5 26 (4.19%) JIRA
6 24 (3.86%) SpecFlow
6 24 (3.86%) TeamCity
7 19 (3.06%) Octopus Deploy
8 17 (2.74%) NUnit
9 15 (2.42%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 10 (1.61%) Artifactory
10 10 (1.61%) MSTest
11 8 (1.29%) Maven
11 8 (1.29%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 7 (1.13%) Cucumber
13 6 (0.97%) JUnit
14 5 (0.81%) Ant
14 5 (0.81%) Gerrit
14 5 (0.81%) MSBuild
General
1 245 (39.45%) Finance
2 139 (22.38%) Banking
3 49 (7.89%) Investment Banking
4 33 (5.31%) Front Office
5 19 (3.06%) Legal
6 14 (2.25%) Back Office
7 13 (2.09%) Law
8 12 (1.93%) Retail
9 11 (1.77%) Marketing
10 7 (1.13%) Financial Institution
11 5 (0.81%) Telecoms
12 4 (0.64%) Advertising
13 2 (0.32%) Billing
13 2 (0.32%) French Language
13 2 (0.32%) German Language
13 2 (0.32%) Portuguese Language
13 2 (0.32%) Spanish Language
14 1 (0.16%) Japanese Language
Job Titles
1 345 (55.56%) Developer
2 97 (15.62%) .NET Developer
3 96 (15.46%) C# Developer
4 93 (14.98%) SQL Developer
5 80 (12.88%) Analyst
6 61 (9.82%) Senior Developer
7 58 (9.34%) C# .NET Developer
8 49 (7.89%) DBA
9 44 (7.09%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 36 (5.80%) SQL DBA
11 34 (5.48%) ASP.NET Developer
12 32 (5.15%) Consultant
13 30 (4.83%) Java Developer
14 29 (4.67%) Senior SQL Developer
14 29 (4.67%) SSIS Developer
15 25 (4.03%) Applications Support
15 25 (4.03%) Architect
16 24 (3.86%) Analyst Developer
17 22 (3.54%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
17 22 (3.54%) C# ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 243 (39.13%) .NET
2 99 (15.94%) ASP.NET
3 65 (10.47%) HTML
4 61 (9.82%) .NET Framework
5 54 (8.70%) XML
6 53 (8.53%) ASP.NET MVC
7 50 (8.05%) AngularJS
8 44 (7.09%) CSS
9 42 (6.76%) Web Services
10 40 (6.44%) WPF
11 39 (6.28%) WCF
12 33 (5.31%) jQuery
13 28 (4.51%) ASP.NET Web API
13 28 (4.51%) HTML5
14 22 (3.54%) Entity Framework
15 21 (3.38%) WinForms
16 16 (2.58%) MDX
17 15 (2.42%) REST
18 13 (2.09%) Node.js
18 13 (2.09%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 33 (5.31%) Analytical Skills
2 28 (4.51%) Clustering
3 21 (3.38%) Computer Science
3 21 (3.38%) Replication
4 18 (2.90%) Management Information System
4 18 (2.90%) Mathematics
5 17 (2.74%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 15 (2.42%) Data Centre
6 15 (2.42%) Equities
6 15 (2.42%) Fixed Income
7 13 (2.09%) Enterprise Software
8 12 (1.93%) Derivative
8 12 (1.93%) Inversion of Control
8 12 (1.93%) Public Cloud
9 11 (1.77%) IVR
10 9 (1.45%) Visualisation
11 8 (1.29%) Hedge funds
12 7 (1.13%) Data Integration
13 6 (0.97%) Data Extraction
13 6 (0.97%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 138 (22.22%) Windows
2 70 (11.27%) Linux
3 54 (8.70%) Unix
4 48 (7.73%) Windows Server
5 14 (2.25%) Solaris
5 14 (2.25%) Windows Server 2012
6 13 (2.09%) Windows Server 2008
7 12 (1.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 12 (1.93%) Windows Server 2003
8 11 (1.77%) Windows 7
9 6 (0.97%) AIX
10 3 (0.48%) Mac OS
10 3 (0.48%) Windows Phone
11 2 (0.32%) Android
11 2 (0.32%) VMS
11 2 (0.32%) Windows 2000
11 2 (0.32%) Windows 8
11 2 (0.32%) Windows NT
12 1 (0.16%) CentOS
12 1 (0.16%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 172 (27.70%) Agile Software Development
2 107 (17.23%) Business Intelligence
3 98 (15.78%) TDD
4 85 (13.69%) MVC
5 70 (11.27%) ETL
6 62 (9.98%) Migration
7 59 (9.50%) Scrum
8 55 (8.86%) BDD
9 52 (8.37%) Continuous Integration
10 47 (7.57%) OO
10 47 (7.57%) Performance Tuning
11 41 (6.60%) DevOps
12 38 (6.12%) High Availability
13 32 (5.15%) Data Modelling
13 32 (5.15%) ITIL
14 31 (4.99%) Unit Testing
15 30 (4.83%) SDLC
16 29 (4.67%) Investment Management
17 28 (4.51%) Asset Management
17 28 (4.51%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 364 (58.62%) SQL
2 212 (34.14%) C#
3 111 (17.87%) T-SQL
4 68 (10.95%) Java
5 59 (9.50%) PowerShell
6 53 (8.53%) JavaScript
7 37 (5.96%) Python
8 34 (5.48%) PL/SQL
9 27 (4.35%) VBA
10 26 (4.19%) VB.NET
11 25 (4.03%) VB
12 24 (3.86%) Perl
13 17 (2.74%) Shell Script
14 16 (2.58%) Bash Shell
15 12 (1.93%) C
16 11 (1.77%) PHP
16 11 (1.77%) VBScript
17 9 (1.45%) XAML
18 8 (1.29%) VB6
19 6 (0.97%) Korn
Qualifications
1 32 (5.15%) Degree
2 17 (2.74%) Microsoft Certification
3 12 (1.93%) Security Cleared
4 9 (1.45%) MCSE
5 8 (1.29%) ISEB
5 8 (1.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 7 (1.13%) CISSP
6 7 (1.13%) DV Cleared
6 7 (1.13%) SC Cleared
7 6 (0.97%) OCP
7 6 (0.97%) Oracle Certification
8 5 (0.81%) CCNA
8 5 (0.81%) Cisco Certification
9 4 (0.64%) CISM
9 4 (0.64%) ISTQB
9 4 (0.64%) MCITP
10 3 (0.48%) CEH
10 3 (0.48%) CISA
10 3 (0.48%) IBM Certification
10 3 (0.48%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (3.70%) QA
2 15 (2.42%) Data Quality
3 11 (1.77%) Solvency II
4 10 (1.61%) SLA
5 3 (0.48%) WCAG
6 1 (0.16%) Basel III
6 1 (0.16%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.16%) MiFID
6 1 (0.16%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.16%) RMADS
System Software
1 60 (9.66%) Active Directory
2 26 (4.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (2.25%) Docker
4 11 (1.77%) Hyper-V
4 11 (1.77%) Oracle RAC
5 10 (1.61%) XenApp
6 6 (0.97%) VMware ESXi
7 5 (0.81%) XenDesktop
8 4 (0.64%) NFS
8 4 (0.64%) SRDF
8 4 (0.64%) Terminal Services
8 4 (0.64%) Virtual Machines
8 4 (0.64%) vSphere
9 3 (0.48%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 3 (0.48%) KVM
9 3 (0.48%) UAG
9 3 (0.48%) vCloud
9 3 (0.48%) Xen
10 2 (0.32%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 2 (0.32%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 16 (2.58%) Puppet
2 13 (2.09%) Ansible
3 11 (1.77%) Opscode Chef
3 11 (1.77%) SCOM
4 10 (1.61%) SCCM
5 9 (1.45%) Microsoft Clustering
6 7 (1.13%) Backup Exec
6 7 (1.13%) Control-M
6 7 (1.13%) Oracle RMAN
7 6 (0.97%) HP Quality Center
7 6 (0.97%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 5 (0.81%) Nagios
9 4 (0.64%) HP SIM
9 4 (0.64%) SCOrch
10 3 (0.48%) IBM BigFix
10 3 (0.48%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
11 2 (0.32%) AirWatch
11 2 (0.32%) BladeLogic
11 2 (0.32%) Dollar Universe
11 2 (0.32%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 194 (31.24%) Microsoft
2 157 (25.28%) Oracle
3 39 (6.28%) VMware
4 38 (6.12%) Sybase
5 29 (4.67%) IBM
6 28 (4.51%) Tableau
7 19 (3.06%) Cisco
8 17 (2.74%) HP
9 16 (2.58%) Citrix
9 16 (2.58%) Red Hat
10 15 (2.42%) Splunk
11 11 (1.77%) Informatica
11 11 (1.77%) SAP
12 10 (1.61%) EMC
13 9 (1.45%) NetApp
13 9 (1.45%) Teradata
14 8 (1.29%) DataSynapse
14 8 (1.29%) Reuters
14 8 (1.29%) Salesforce.com
15 7 (1.13%) Bloomberg
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