The table below looks at the statistics for SQL Server skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SQL Server over the 3 months to 27 May 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
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 24 12 13
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +1
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 1495 2092 2125
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 6.78% 9.38% 9.37%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 29.11% 39.57% 40.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 1095 1509 1578
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £335 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 15 12
Median hourly rate £24.00 £22.83 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.12% -8.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.17 £18.85 £10.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £190.00 £52.17 £33.35
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £21.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+54.76% -27.58%
SQL Server
England

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 London region.

Database & Business Intelligence Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
5135 5287 5245
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 23.28% 23.72% 23.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 3736 3688 3718
Median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £303 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.16% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 44 26
Median hourly rate £27.50 £22.83 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.45% -16.98%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £16.38 £10.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £99.00 £57.50 £125.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.66 £23.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+41.97% -26.98%

SQL Server
Jobs Demand Trend in London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the 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 London

SQL Server
Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SQL Server across the London region.

SQL Server Daily Rate Trend in London

SQL Server
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SQL Server across the London region over the 3 months to 27 May 2016.

SQL Server Daily Rate Histogram in London

SQL Server
Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server across the London region.

SQL Server Hourly Rate Trend in London

SQL Server
Hourly Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SQL Server across the London region over the 3 months to 27 May 2016.

SQL Server Hourly Rate Histogram in London

SQL Server
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server within the London region over the 3 months to 27 May 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London -7 300 £450 - 133
Kingston Upon Thames +10 14 £390 -35.00% 4
Canary Wharf -8 11 £525 +10.52%
Croydon -19 9 £431 +32.69% 3
Uxbridge +8 7 £328 -12.66% 5
Harrow -7 6 £360 - 4
Bromley -16 4 £325 +18.18% 2
Hammersmith +4 3 £325 -16.66% 1
Docklands, London +1 3 £475 -22.44%
Ilford +6 2 £450 +95.65%
Surbiton 0 2 - - 1
Chessington -1 2 - - 1
Westminster -13 2 £433 -13.50%
Brentford +6 1 - -
Romford 0 1 £350 -
Teddington - 1 £275 - 2
Hayes - 1 £275 -
SQL Server
England

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 London region with a requirement for SQL Server.

1 1745 (56.13%) SQL
2 1280 (41.17%) .NET
3 1219 (39.21%) C#
4 1040 (33.45%) Microsoft
5 852 (27.40%) Finance
6 784 (25.22%) Agile Software Development
7 774 (24.90%) Windows
8 726 (23.35%) Oracle
9 635 (20.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 579 (18.62%) ASP.NET
11 559 (17.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 558 (17.95%) JavaScript
13 556 (17.88%) T-SQL
14 501 (16.11%) MVC
15 487 (15.66%) MS Excel
15 487 (15.66%) Business Intelligence
16 486 (15.63%) Banking
17 466 (14.99%) SQL Server 2008
18 442 (14.22%) HTML
19 434 (13.96%) SQL Server 2012
20 381 (12.25%) TDD
21 366 (11.77%) Data Warehouse
22 359 (11.55%) Linux
23 352 (11.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
24 349 (11.23%) .NET Framework
25 336 (10.81%) CSS
26 333 (10.71%) ETL
27 313 (10.07%) Java
28 308 (9.91%) ASP.NET MVC
29 296 (9.52%) PowerShell

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in 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
1 254 (8.17%) IIS
2 221 (7.11%) SharePoint
3 87 (2.80%) CMS
4 76 (2.44%) MS Exchange
5 73 (2.35%) Apache
6 63 (2.03%) Tomcat
7 62 (1.99%) SharePoint 2010
8 54 (1.74%) SharePoint 2013
9 52 (1.67%) Node.js
10 46 (1.48%) Confluence
10 46 (1.48%) WebSphere
11 44 (1.42%) BizTalk Server
12 36 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2010
12 36 (1.16%) Skype for Business
13 27 (0.87%) Umbraco
14 25 (0.80%) SAS
15 24 (0.77%) Oracle HTTP Server
16 22 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2013
17 21 (0.68%) Sitecore CMS
18 20 (0.64%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 487 (15.66%) MS Excel
2 139 (4.47%) MS Office
3 29 (0.93%) MS Project
3 29 (0.93%) MS Visio
4 25 (0.80%) MS PowerPoint
5 12 (0.39%) InfoPath
6 11 (0.35%) Spreadsheet
7 7 (0.23%) SPSS
8 6 (0.19%) Photoshop
9 2 (0.064%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 2 (0.064%) Adobe Illustrator
9 2 (0.064%) Mingle
9 2 (0.064%) OmniGraffle
9 2 (0.064%) Windchill
10 1 (0.032%) FrameMaker
10 1 (0.032%) ProjectWise
Business Applications
1 96 (3.09%) Dynamics CRM
2 33 (1.06%) RMDS
3 24 (0.77%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 23 (0.74%) Endur
5 20 (0.64%) Markit EDM
6 14 (0.45%) ION MarketView
7 11 (0.35%) SimCorp Dimension
8 10 (0.32%) Remedy ITSM
9 9 (0.29%) Unit4 Business World
10 8 (0.26%) Oracle BPM
11 7 (0.23%) Dynamics AX
11 7 (0.23%) Global One
12 6 (0.19%) Adobe Campaign
12 6 (0.19%) Beauchamp
12 6 (0.19%) Payment Gateway
12 6 (0.19%) PeopleSoft HRMS
13 5 (0.16%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
14 4 (0.13%) Northgate Housing
14 4 (0.13%) thinkFolio
15 3 (0.096%) FastStats
Cloud Services
1 227 (7.30%) Microsoft Azure
2 118 (3.80%) Amazon AWS
3 80 (2.57%) Office 365
4 36 (1.16%) PaaS
5 33 (1.06%) IaaS
6 31 (1.00%) SaaS
7 23 (0.74%) Azure Active Directory
8 22 (0.71%) Cloud Computing
9 20 (0.64%) GitHub
10 16 (0.51%) Yammer
11 9 (0.29%) Amazon EC2
11 9 (0.29%) AWS CloudFormation
11 9 (0.29%) OneDrive
12 8 (0.26%) Force.com
13 7 (0.23%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 5 (0.16%) AWS Lambda
14 5 (0.16%) Google Analytics
15 4 (0.13%) IBM PureFlex
16 3 (0.096%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
16 3 (0.096%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 113 (3.63%) Firewall
2 95 (3.06%) DNS
3 90 (2.89%) SAN
4 69 (2.22%) HTTP
5 66 (2.12%) TCP/IP
6 59 (1.90%) Internet
7 50 (1.61%) WAN
8 47 (1.51%) LAN
9 41 (1.32%) VPN
10 36 (1.16%) Network Security
11 33 (1.06%) DHCP
12 31 (1.00%) LDAP
12 31 (1.00%) NAS
13 30 (0.96%) Intranet
14 14 (0.45%) Extranet
15 13 (0.42%) Fibre Channel
15 13 (0.42%) VoIP
16 12 (0.39%) iSCSI
16 12 (0.39%) Multicast
16 12 (0.39%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 635 (20.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 559 (17.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 466 (14.99%) SQL Server 2008
4 434 (13.96%) SQL Server 2012
5 366 (11.77%) Data Warehouse
6 352 (11.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 244 (7.85%) Relational Database
8 171 (5.50%) Oracle Database
9 165 (5.31%) SQL Server 2005
10 163 (5.24%) MySQL
11 157 (5.05%) SQL Server 2014
12 115 (3.70%) NoSQL
13 110 (3.54%) MongoDB
14 101 (3.25%) RDBMS
15 93 (2.99%) Big Data
16 86 (2.77%) QlikView
17 84 (2.70%) Oracle Database 11g
18 80 (2.57%) Hadoop
19 72 (2.32%) PostgreSQL
20 67 (2.16%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 223 (7.17%) Visual Studio
2 192 (6.18%) Team Foundation Server
3 133 (4.28%) Git (software)
4 127 (4.08%) NUnit
5 106 (3.41%) Jenkins
6 105 (3.38%) JIRA
7 95 (3.06%) Subversion
7 95 (3.06%) TeamCity
8 56 (1.80%) SpecFlow
9 54 (1.74%) Octopus Deploy
9 54 (1.74%) Selenium
10 42 (1.35%) Maven
11 39 (1.25%) MSTest
12 38 (1.22%) Moq
13 33 (1.06%) Toad
14 29 (0.93%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 29 (0.93%) JUnit
14 29 (0.93%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
15 28 (0.90%) MSBuild
16 27 (0.87%) Cucumber
General
1 852 (27.40%) Finance
2 486 (15.63%) Banking
3 236 (7.59%) Front Office
4 163 (5.24%) Investment Banking
5 99 (3.18%) Back Office
6 86 (2.77%) Retail
7 79 (2.54%) Legal
8 77 (2.48%) Marketing
9 72 (2.32%) Law
10 35 (1.13%) Financial Institution
11 29 (0.93%) Telecoms
12 27 (0.87%) Advertising
13 26 (0.84%) Publishing
14 14 (0.45%) Billing
15 13 (0.42%) Games
16 10 (0.32%) International Banking
17 9 (0.29%) Manufacturing
18 8 (0.26%) Electronics
19 7 (0.23%) General Ledger
19 7 (0.23%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 1672 (53.78%) Developer
2 517 (16.63%) .NET Developer
3 514 (16.53%) C# Developer
4 485 (15.60%) SQL Developer
5 348 (11.19%) Analyst
6 291 (9.36%) C# .NET Developer
7 241 (7.75%) DBA
8 185 (5.95%) SQL Server Developer
9 177 (5.69%) Architect
9 177 (5.69%) SQL DBA
10 175 (5.63%) ASP.NET Developer
10 175 (5.63%) Business Intelligence Developer
11 172 (5.53%) Senior Developer
12 155 (4.99%) SSIS Developer
13 150 (4.82%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
14 138 (4.44%) Consultant
15 109 (3.51%) Administrator
16 108 (3.47%) C# ASP.NET Developer
17 107 (3.44%) SSRS Developer
18 100 (3.22%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1280 (41.17%) .NET
2 579 (18.62%) ASP.NET
3 442 (14.22%) HTML
4 349 (11.23%) .NET Framework
5 336 (10.81%) CSS
6 308 (9.91%) ASP.NET MVC
7 282 (9.07%) jQuery
8 259 (8.33%) AngularJS
8 259 (8.33%) XML
9 226 (7.27%) Web Services
10 205 (6.59%) WCF
11 192 (6.18%) HTML5
12 174 (5.60%) WPF
13 155 (4.99%) Entity Framework
14 130 (4.18%) ASP.NET Web API
15 92 (2.96%) JSON
16 88 (2.83%) SOAP
17 86 (2.77%) WinForms
18 85 (2.73%) MDX
19 84 (2.70%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 262 (8.43%) Analytical Skills
2 111 (3.57%) Clustering
3 108 (3.47%) Fixed Income
4 101 (3.25%) Replication
5 93 (2.99%) Management Information System
6 87 (2.80%) Derivative
7 83 (2.67%) Computer Science
8 77 (2.48%) Hedge funds
9 73 (2.35%) Data Centre
9 73 (2.35%) User Experience
10 69 (2.22%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 69 (2.22%) Visualisation
11 61 (1.96%) NHS
12 53 (1.70%) Equities
13 50 (1.61%) Enterprise Software
14 42 (1.35%) Data Integration
15 38 (1.22%) Data Extraction
15 38 (1.22%) Mathematics
16 34 (1.09%) Inversion of Control
17 30 (0.96%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 774 (24.90%) Windows
2 359 (11.55%) Linux
3 285 (9.17%) Windows Server
4 223 (7.17%) Unix
5 148 (4.76%) Windows Server 2008
6 115 (3.70%) Windows Server 2012
7 62 (1.99%) Solaris
8 60 (1.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 58 (1.87%) Windows Server 2003
10 46 (1.48%) Windows 7
11 19 (0.61%) AIX
12 16 (0.51%) Android
13 14 (0.45%) VMS
14 13 (0.42%) CentOS
15 11 (0.35%) Apple iOS
16 9 (0.29%) Windows Phone
17 8 (0.26%) Windows 10
18 7 (0.23%) Windows XP
19 6 (0.19%) Windows 8
20 5 (0.16%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 784 (25.22%) Agile Software Development
2 501 (16.11%) MVC
3 487 (15.66%) Business Intelligence
4 381 (12.25%) TDD
5 333 (10.71%) ETL
6 288 (9.26%) Migration
7 239 (7.69%) OO
8 225 (7.24%) Performance Tuning
9 222 (7.14%) Scrum
10 207 (6.66%) Continuous Integration
11 205 (6.59%) ITIL
12 200 (6.43%) Data Modelling
13 185 (5.95%) Web Development
14 180 (5.79%) BDD
15 156 (5.02%) SDLC
16 155 (4.99%) CRM
17 152 (4.89%) Project Management
18 150 (4.82%) DevOps
19 148 (4.76%) Unit Testing
20 145 (4.66%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 1745 (56.13%) SQL
2 1219 (39.21%) C#
3 558 (17.95%) JavaScript
4 556 (17.88%) T-SQL
5 313 (10.07%) Java
6 296 (9.52%) PowerShell
7 160 (5.15%) VBA
8 157 (5.05%) Python
9 121 (3.89%) VB.NET
10 112 (3.60%) VB
11 106 (3.41%) Perl
12 92 (2.96%) PL/SQL
13 82 (2.64%) C++
14 79 (2.54%) Shell Script
15 70 (2.25%) C
16 56 (1.80%) Bash Shell
17 55 (1.77%) PHP
18 49 (1.58%) Ruby
19 45 (1.45%) VBScript
20 41 (1.32%) XAML
Qualifications
1 195 (6.27%) Degree
2 108 (3.47%) Security Cleared
3 68 (2.19%) Microsoft Certification
4 59 (1.90%) ISEB
5 54 (1.74%) ISTQB
6 52 (1.67%) SC Cleared
7 40 (1.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 36 (1.16%) MCSE
9 28 (0.90%) DV Cleared
10 22 (0.71%) Cisco Certification
11 21 (0.68%) CCNA
12 20 (0.64%) ITIL Certification
13 16 (0.51%) CTC Cleared
14 15 (0.48%) MCSA
15 14 (0.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 13 (0.42%) PhD
17 10 (0.32%) CISSP
18 9 (0.29%) MCP
18 9 (0.29%) PRINCE2 Certification
19 8 (0.26%) OCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 125 (4.02%) QA
2 56 (1.80%) Data Quality
3 40 (1.29%) SLA
4 17 (0.55%) Solvency II
5 9 (0.29%) Disclosure Scotland
6 7 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 7 (0.23%) MiFID
7 5 (0.16%) HL7
7 5 (0.16%) WCAG
8 4 (0.13%) ISO20022
9 3 (0.096%) Basel III
9 3 (0.096%) COBIT
9 3 (0.096%) Dodd-Frank
9 3 (0.096%) EMIR
9 3 (0.096%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 3 (0.096%) ISO15022
9 3 (0.096%) PCI DSS
10 2 (0.064%) DICOM
10 2 (0.064%) GAAP
10 2 (0.064%) WAI
System Software
1 250 (8.04%) Active Directory
2 135 (4.34%) VMware Infrastructure
3 59 (1.90%) Hyper-V
4 37 (1.19%) Oracle RAC
5 36 (1.16%) XenApp
6 27 (0.87%) Docker
7 20 (0.64%) vSphere
8 15 (0.48%) NFS
9 13 (0.42%) KVM
9 13 (0.42%) SRDF
9 13 (0.42%) VMware ESX
9 13 (0.42%) VMware ESXi
10 11 (0.35%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 11 (0.35%) Xen
10 11 (0.35%) XenDesktop
11 10 (0.32%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 8 (0.26%) Firmware
13 7 (0.23%) HDFS
14 6 (0.19%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 6 (0.19%) UAG
Systems Management
1 80 (2.57%) Puppet
2 43 (1.38%) HP Quality Center
2 43 (1.38%) SCCM
3 38 (1.22%) Nagios
3 38 (1.22%) SCOM
4 33 (1.06%) Opscode Chef
5 32 (1.03%) Ansible
6 29 (0.93%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 26 (0.84%) Oracle RMAN
8 18 (0.58%) Kibana
9 14 (0.45%) Backup Exec
9 14 (0.45%) Control-M
9 14 (0.45%) WSUS
10 13 (0.42%) Data Guard
11 12 (0.39%) ZABBIX
12 11 (0.35%) logstash
13 8 (0.26%) Forefront Identity Manager
13 8 (0.26%) SCOrch
14 7 (0.23%) Ambari
15 6 (0.19%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
Vendors
1 1040 (33.45%) Microsoft
2 726 (23.35%) Oracle
3 205 (6.59%) VMware
4 143 (4.60%) Sybase
5 134 (4.31%) IBM
6 112 (3.60%) HP
7 88 (2.83%) Citrix
8 84 (2.70%) Tableau
9 77 (2.48%) Red Hat
10 69 (2.22%) Cisco
11 62 (1.99%) Cognos
12 60 (1.93%) SAP
13 59 (1.90%) TIBCO
14 52 (1.67%) EMC
15 45 (1.45%) Reuters
16 40 (1.29%) Splunk
17 39 (1.25%) Informatica
17 39 (1.25%) Sitecore
18 38 (1.22%) NetApp
19 32 (1.03%) ION Trading
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