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 24 August 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
24 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 25 13 17
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +4
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 1535 2133 1927
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 6.65% 8.98% 8.08%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 28.96% 37.25% 34.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 1118 1532 1339
Median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £598 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 22 23
Median hourly rate £29.88 £21.60 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+38.36% -4.02%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.94 £15.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £145.98 £43.45 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.20 £29.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+11.03% +28.88%
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
5300 5726 5565
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 22.95% 24.11% 23.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 3794 4028 3717
Median daily rate £475 £450 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +2.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £320 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 44 45
Median hourly rate £28.69 £27.78 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.27% +1.01%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.85 £15.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.40 £52.17 £53.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.76 £33.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-9.81% +32.00%

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 24 August 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 24 August 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 24 August 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 -3 312 £450 +5.57% 127
Kingston Upon Thames +3 15 £390 - 5
Canary Wharf 0 14 £350 -24.32%
Uxbridge +7 10 £360 - 4
Bromley 0 6 £550 +111.53% 4
Croydon -13 6 £300 -4.00% 2
Docklands, London -3 4 - -
Brentford - 4 £400 -
Clapham - 3 £450 -
Chessington +5 2 £188 -
Harrow - 2 £424 - 2
Ilford - 2 £400 -
Ruislip - 2 £225 - 1
Paddington +3 1 - -
Feltham -4 1 - - 1
Romford - 1 £430 -
Westminster - 1 - -
Southwark - 1 £475 -
Enfield - 1 £390 -
SQL Server
England

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 24 August 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 1619 (53.49%) SQL
2 1237 (40.87%) .NET
3 1150 (37.99%) C#
4 982 (32.44%) Microsoft
5 850 (28.08%) Agile Software Development
6 801 (26.46%) Finance
7 759 (25.07%) Windows
8 716 (23.65%) Oracle
9 643 (21.24%) JavaScript
10 595 (19.66%) ASP.NET
11 567 (18.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 534 (17.64%) MVC
13 533 (17.61%) HTML
14 501 (16.55%) T-SQL
15 490 (16.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 458 (15.13%) Business Intelligence
17 429 (14.17%) Banking
17 429 (14.17%) MS Excel
18 405 (13.38%) TDD
19 390 (12.88%) SQL Server 2008
20 383 (12.65%) Java
21 380 (12.55%) Linux
22 370 (12.22%) ETL
23 365 (12.06%) CSS
24 353 (11.66%) SQL Server 2012
25 346 (11.43%) Data Warehouse
26 331 (10.93%) ASP.NET MVC
27 319 (10.54%) SQL Server Analysis Services
28 308 (10.18%) Active Directory
29 297 (9.81%) Windows Server

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
1 229 (7.57%) SharePoint
2 191 (6.31%) IIS
3 88 (2.91%) CMS
4 87 (2.87%) MS Exchange
5 81 (2.68%) Tomcat
6 75 (2.48%) Apache
7 57 (1.88%) WebSphere
8 56 (1.85%) Elasticsearch
9 53 (1.75%) SharePoint 2010
9 53 (1.75%) Skype for Business
10 49 (1.62%) Confluence
11 46 (1.52%) SharePoint 2013
12 45 (1.49%) BizTalk Server
12 45 (1.49%) JBoss
13 39 (1.29%) Apache Spark
13 39 (1.29%) Exchange Server 2010
14 37 (1.22%) Umbraco
15 31 (1.02%) Exchange Server 2013
16 28 (0.93%) SAS
17 24 (0.79%) EPiServer CMS
Applications
1 429 (14.17%) MS Excel
2 115 (3.80%) MS Office
3 29 (0.96%) MS PowerPoint
4 28 (0.93%) MS Project
5 17 (0.56%) Spreadsheet
6 16 (0.53%) MS Visio
7 7 (0.23%) Windchill
8 6 (0.20%) SPSS
9 5 (0.17%) InfoPath
10 4 (0.13%) Mingle
11 3 (0.099%) Adobe Illustrator
11 3 (0.099%) Photoshop
12 2 (0.066%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 2 (0.066%) InVision
12 2 (0.066%) OmniGraffle
13 1 (0.033%) FrameMaker
13 1 (0.033%) InDesign
13 1 (0.033%) LaTeX
13 1 (0.033%) ProjectWise
Business Applications
1 91 (3.01%) Dynamics CRM
2 34 (1.12%) RMDS
3 20 (0.66%) Remedy ITSM
4 17 (0.56%) Markit EDM
5 14 (0.46%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 12 (0.40%) Adobe Campaign
6 12 (0.40%) Dynamics AX
7 10 (0.33%) Oracle EBS
7 10 (0.33%) SimCorp Dimension
8 8 (0.26%) Beauchamp
9 7 (0.23%) ION MarketView
9 7 (0.23%) Unit4 Business World
10 6 (0.20%) Endur
10 6 (0.20%) Salesforce.com CRM
11 5 (0.17%) Dynamics NAV
11 5 (0.17%) Payment Gateway
12 4 (0.13%) Oracle Retail
13 3 (0.099%) FINCAD Analytics
13 3 (0.099%) nopCommerce
13 3 (0.099%) OPENHousing
Cloud Services
1 255 (8.42%) Microsoft Azure
2 170 (5.62%) Amazon AWS
3 82 (2.71%) Office 365
4 41 (1.35%) PaaS
5 38 (1.26%) IaaS
6 34 (1.12%) Amazon EC2
6 34 (1.12%) Cloud Computing
7 29 (0.96%) SaaS
8 20 (0.66%) Azure Active Directory
9 19 (0.63%) GitHub
10 10 (0.33%) Yammer
11 7 (0.23%) AWS CloudFormation
12 5 (0.17%) Amazon S3
12 5 (0.17%) Google Analytics
12 5 (0.17%) Google Cloud Platform
13 4 (0.13%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
13 4 (0.13%) Force.com
13 4 (0.13%) IBM PureFlex
14 3 (0.099%) Boomi
14 3 (0.099%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 121 (4.00%) Firewall
2 119 (3.93%) DNS
3 91 (3.01%) SAN
4 88 (2.91%) HTTP
5 75 (2.48%) TCP/IP
6 67 (2.21%) LDAP
7 63 (2.08%) LAN
7 63 (2.08%) WAN
8 60 (1.98%) Internet
9 46 (1.52%) DHCP
10 44 (1.45%) NAS
11 42 (1.39%) VPN
12 39 (1.29%) Network Security
13 36 (1.19%) Intranet
14 25 (0.83%) Skype
15 23 (0.76%) Unified Communications
16 22 (0.73%) SSL
17 21 (0.69%) VoIP
18 19 (0.63%) Fibre Channel
18 19 (0.63%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 567 (18.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 490 (16.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 390 (12.88%) SQL Server 2008
4 353 (11.66%) SQL Server 2012
5 346 (11.43%) Data Warehouse
6 319 (10.54%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 245 (8.09%) Relational Database
8 173 (5.72%) MySQL
9 171 (5.65%) MongoDB
9 171 (5.65%) SQL Server 2014
10 159 (5.25%) Hadoop
11 152 (5.02%) Oracle Database
12 140 (4.63%) NoSQL
13 119 (3.93%) Big Data
14 108 (3.57%) SQL Server 2005
15 100 (3.30%) RDBMS
16 81 (2.68%) PostgreSQL
17 73 (2.41%) QlikView
18 72 (2.38%) OLAP
19 59 (1.95%) DB2
Development Applications
1 235 (7.76%) Visual Studio
2 220 (7.27%) Team Foundation Server
3 147 (4.86%) Git (software)
4 126 (4.16%) Subversion
5 116 (3.83%) TeamCity
6 110 (3.63%) Jenkins
7 109 (3.60%) JIRA
8 92 (3.04%) NUnit
9 64 (2.11%) Octopus Deploy
10 49 (1.62%) SpecFlow
11 44 (1.45%) Maven
12 43 (1.42%) JUnit
13 40 (1.32%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
14 36 (1.19%) Eclipse
15 30 (0.99%) Selenium
16 28 (0.93%) Moq
17 25 (0.83%) Ant
17 25 (0.83%) MSTest
18 22 (0.73%) Atlassian Bamboo
19 21 (0.69%) MSBuild
General
1 801 (26.46%) Finance
2 429 (14.17%) Banking
3 159 (5.25%) Front Office
4 125 (4.13%) Investment Banking
5 124 (4.10%) Retail
6 101 (3.34%) Marketing
7 93 (3.07%) Back Office
8 73 (2.41%) Law
9 70 (2.31%) Legal
10 65 (2.15%) Financial Institution
11 35 (1.16%) Advertising
12 28 (0.93%) Telecoms
13 22 (0.73%) Billing
14 21 (0.69%) Publishing
15 13 (0.43%) Games
16 9 (0.30%) Manufacturing
17 8 (0.26%) Electronics
17 8 (0.26%) French Language
18 7 (0.23%) General Ledger
18 7 (0.23%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 1628 (53.78%) Developer
2 516 (17.05%) .NET Developer
3 469 (15.49%) C# Developer
4 451 (14.90%) SQL Developer
5 323 (10.67%) Analyst
6 277 (9.15%) C# .NET Developer
7 206 (6.81%) Architect
8 189 (6.24%) Senior Developer
9 170 (5.62%) DBA
10 163 (5.38%) ASP.NET Developer
11 160 (5.29%) SQL Server Developer
12 140 (4.63%) Java Developer
13 134 (4.43%) Consultant
14 133 (4.39%) Business Intelligence Developer
15 132 (4.36%) SSIS Developer
16 121 (4.00%) SQL DBA
17 120 (3.96%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
18 100 (3.30%) C# ASP.NET Developer
19 95 (3.14%) Administrator
20 87 (2.87%) Agile Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1237 (40.87%) .NET
2 595 (19.66%) ASP.NET
3 533 (17.61%) HTML
4 365 (12.06%) CSS
5 331 (10.93%) ASP.NET MVC
6 289 (9.55%) AngularJS
7 286 (9.45%) .NET Framework
8 279 (9.22%) Web Services
9 270 (8.92%) jQuery
10 259 (8.56%) XML
11 224 (7.40%) HTML5
12 205 (6.77%) WCF
13 155 (5.12%) ASP.NET Web API
14 153 (5.05%) WPF
15 141 (4.66%) Entity Framework
16 116 (3.83%) JSON
17 115 (3.80%) REST
18 91 (3.01%) Spring
19 90 (2.97%) Node.js
20 87 (2.87%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 208 (6.87%) Analytical Skills
2 115 (3.80%) Management Information System
3 97 (3.20%) Fixed Income
4 95 (3.14%) Clustering
4 95 (3.14%) Computer Science
5 86 (2.84%) Data Centre
6 69 (2.28%) User Experience
7 68 (2.25%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 66 (2.18%) Enterprise Software
9 63 (2.08%) Replication
10 59 (1.95%) Derivative
11 55 (1.82%) Hedge funds
12 54 (1.78%) Equities
13 51 (1.68%) Data Structures
14 48 (1.59%) Public Cloud
15 40 (1.32%) Mathematics
15 40 (1.32%) Visualisation
16 36 (1.19%) NHS
17 32 (1.06%) Mobile App
18 31 (1.02%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 759 (25.07%) Windows
2 380 (12.55%) Linux
3 297 (9.81%) Windows Server
4 218 (7.20%) Unix
5 147 (4.86%) Windows Server 2008
6 131 (4.33%) Windows Server 2012
7 64 (2.11%) Solaris
8 59 (1.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 45 (1.49%) Windows Server 2003
10 43 (1.42%) Windows 7
11 23 (0.76%) AIX
12 21 (0.69%) Android
13 18 (0.59%) Windows 10
14 16 (0.53%) CentOS
14 16 (0.53%) VMS
15 15 (0.50%) Windows Phone
16 14 (0.46%) Apple iOS
17 11 (0.36%) Windows XP
18 10 (0.33%) Windows 8
19 8 (0.26%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 850 (28.08%) Agile Software Development
2 534 (17.64%) MVC
3 458 (15.13%) Business Intelligence
4 405 (13.38%) TDD
5 370 (12.22%) ETL
6 254 (8.39%) Scrum
7 248 (8.19%) Migration
8 227 (7.50%) OO
9 201 (6.64%) Continuous Integration
9 201 (6.64%) Data Modelling
10 191 (6.31%) ITIL
11 189 (6.24%) DevOps
12 184 (6.08%) BDD
13 181 (5.98%) CRM
14 176 (5.81%) Performance Tuning
15 155 (5.12%) Project Management
15 155 (5.12%) Unit Testing
16 147 (4.86%) Web Development
17 146 (4.82%) E-Commerce
18 143 (4.72%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 1619 (53.49%) SQL
2 1150 (37.99%) C#
3 643 (21.24%) JavaScript
4 501 (16.55%) T-SQL
5 383 (12.65%) Java
6 276 (9.12%) PowerShell
7 179 (5.91%) Python
8 123 (4.06%) Perl
9 109 (3.60%) VB.NET
10 105 (3.47%) VBA
11 99 (3.27%) PL/SQL
12 87 (2.87%) VB
13 76 (2.51%) PHP
14 65 (2.15%) C
15 60 (1.98%) C++
15 60 (1.98%) Ruby
16 56 (1.85%) Bash Shell
17 53 (1.75%) Shell Script
18 42 (1.39%) Scala
19 32 (1.06%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 172 (5.68%) Degree
2 124 (4.10%) Security Cleared
3 70 (2.31%) Microsoft Certification
4 51 (1.68%) SC Cleared
5 43 (1.42%) DV Cleared
5 43 (1.42%) MCSE
6 29 (0.96%) ISEB
6 29 (0.96%) ISTQB
7 25 (0.83%) Cisco Certification
8 24 (0.79%) CCNA
9 17 (0.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 17 (0.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 16 (0.53%) CISSP
10 16 (0.53%) MCSA
11 15 (0.50%) Oracle Certification
12 12 (0.40%) CISA
12 12 (0.40%) CISM
12 12 (0.40%) ITIL Certification
12 12 (0.40%) MCITP
12 12 (0.40%) OCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 100 (3.30%) QA
2 56 (1.85%) Data Quality
3 28 (0.93%) SLA
4 19 (0.63%) Solvency II
5 10 (0.33%) Disclosure Scotland
6 7 (0.23%) WCAG
7 5 (0.17%) MiFID
7 5 (0.17%) PCI DSS
8 4 (0.13%) GAAP
9 3 (0.099%) HL7
9 3 (0.099%) ISO15022
9 3 (0.099%) ISO20022
10 2 (0.066%) COBIT
10 2 (0.066%) DICOM
11 1 (0.033%) Basel III
11 1 (0.033%) FIPS 140-2
11 1 (0.033%) GxP
11 1 (0.033%) WAI
System Software
1 308 (10.18%) Active Directory
2 136 (4.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 62 (2.05%) Hyper-V
4 43 (1.42%) XenApp
5 41 (1.35%) Oracle RAC
6 35 (1.16%) Docker
7 25 (0.83%) VMware ESX
8 23 (0.76%) NFS
9 21 (0.69%) KVM
9 21 (0.69%) Virtual Machines
9 21 (0.69%) vSphere
10 19 (0.63%) Xen
11 18 (0.59%) Virtual Servers
12 17 (0.56%) SRDF
12 17 (0.56%) VMware ESXi
12 17 (0.56%) XenDesktop
13 14 (0.46%) Microsoft App-V
14 11 (0.36%) HDFS
14 11 (0.36%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 11 (0.36%) UAG
Systems Management
1 67 (2.21%) Puppet
2 65 (2.15%) Opscode Chef
3 56 (1.85%) SCCM
4 44 (1.45%) Ansible
5 40 (1.32%) SCOM
6 31 (1.02%) Nagios
7 26 (0.86%) HP Quality Center
8 23 (0.76%) Microsoft Clustering
9 21 (0.69%) Kibana
10 19 (0.63%) Control-M
10 19 (0.63%) Oracle RMAN
11 15 (0.50%) Backup Exec
12 13 (0.43%) SCOrch
13 11 (0.36%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
14 9 (0.30%) Forefront Identity Manager
14 9 (0.30%) logstash
14 9 (0.30%) ZABBIX
15 8 (0.26%) BladeLogic
15 8 (0.26%) DBAmp
15 8 (0.26%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
Vendors
1 982 (32.44%) Microsoft
2 716 (23.65%) Oracle
3 202 (6.67%) VMware
4 151 (4.99%) IBM
5 127 (4.20%) Sybase
6 104 (3.44%) HP
7 102 (3.37%) Citrix
8 94 (3.11%) Tableau
9 88 (2.91%) Cisco
10 66 (2.18%) Red Hat
11 59 (1.95%) TIBCO
12 55 (1.82%) Cognos
13 54 (1.78%) Salesforce.com
14 50 (1.65%) SAP
15 48 (1.59%) NetApp
16 45 (1.49%) EMC
17 42 (1.39%) Reuters
18 37 (1.22%) EPiServer
18 37 (1.22%) Informatica
19 35 (1.16%) Sitecore
North West London
Graham Matthews
Rate: From £180 to £220 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £280 - £380 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
City, London
Venturi
Rate: £450.00 - £550.00 per day + possible extensions
Posted: 17 hours ago
City, London
Informatiq Consulting
Rate: £300.00 - £355.00 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
London
Salt
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Rate: £300 - £355 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Rate: £55000 - £70000 per annum + 15% Bonus + Excellent Pension
Posted: Yesterday
London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £450.00 - £475.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £400 - £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £375 - £425 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £400 - £475 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £300 - £330 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
West London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £380.00 - £440.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Salt
Rate: £375.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Ebury
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: £550.00 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £300 - £325 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Westbourne Partners
Rate: From £300 to £475 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £250 - £315 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £400 - £490 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Rate: £300 - £355 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago