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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SQL Server over the 3 months to 9 February 2016 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 20 13 14
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +1
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 1596 1858 1974
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 7.52% 8.77% 8.98%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 32.18% 37.35% 38.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 1166 1407 1394
Average daily rate £425 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £594 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £348 £325
% change year-on-year
+0.50% +7.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 13 16
Average hourly rate £34.00 £20.00 £28.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+70.00% -30.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.40 £14.00 £16.66
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.40 £26.40 £45.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.75 £28.69 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-24.18% -4.36%
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
4960 4974 5138
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 23.37% 23.48% 23.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 3596 3506 3538
Average daily rate £475 £450 £429
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +4.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.04% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 37 42
Average hourly rate £43.00 £20.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+115.00% -33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.75 £12.10 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £40.05 £57.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.50 £32.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year
+14.06% +14.28%

SQL Server
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 9 February 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 9 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server within the London region over the 3 months to 9 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +1 331 £450 +12.50% 169
Canary Wharf +6 8 £475 -26.92%
Westminster +2 8 £385 - 2
Docklands, London +6 6 £650 +73.33%
Romford - 5 £375 - 3
Croydon -14 4 £400 +8.10% 8
Ilford - 4 £363 - 2
Enfield +3 3 £625 +150.00%
Uxbridge +2 3 £330 +3.52% 3
Hackney +2 3 £338 +12.50%
Hammersmith +2 3 £410 -
Bromley -9 3 £275 +4.76%
Kingston Upon Thames +7 2 £305 -39.00% 7
Feltham -1 2 £375 +37.86%
Southall - 2 £375 - 1
Chessington - 2 - - 2
Chiswick -1 1 £450 -
Harrow -5 1 £325 - 1
Hendon - 1 £400 -
Greenwich - 1 £450 -
Clapham - 1 £275 -
Mayfair - 1 £700 -
Edgware - 1 £415 -
SQL Server
England

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the 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 2033 (58.00%) SQL
2 1395 (39.80%) C#
3 1368 (39.03%) .NET
4 1187 (33.87%) Microsoft
5 1027 (29.30%) Finance
6 856 (24.42%) Agile Software Development
7 818 (23.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 786 (22.43%) Windows
9 726 (20.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 712 (20.31%) Oracle
11 685 (19.54%) SQL Server 2008
12 681 (19.43%) ASP.NET
13 678 (19.34%) T-SQL
14 633 (18.06%) Business Intelligence
15 605 (17.26%) JavaScript
16 580 (16.55%) Banking
17 570 (16.26%) MVC
18 552 (15.75%) SQL Server 2012
19 520 (14.84%) SQL Server Analysis Services
20 515 (14.69%) MS Excel
21 483 (13.78%) Data Warehouse
22 474 (13.52%) HTML
23 440 (12.55%) TDD
24 430 (12.27%) ETL
25 410 (11.70%) .NET Framework
26 375 (10.70%) ASP.NET MVC
27 365 (10.41%) CSS
28 360 (10.27%) Windows Server
29 340 (9.70%) Linux
30 312 (8.90%) WCF

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the 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
1 270 (7.70%) IIS
2 244 (6.96%) SharePoint
3 101 (2.88%) MS Exchange
4 73 (2.08%) CMS
5 65 (1.85%) SharePoint 2010
6 60 (1.71%) BizTalk Server
6 60 (1.71%) SharePoint 2013
7 53 (1.51%) Exchange Server 2010
8 46 (1.31%) Apache
9 45 (1.28%) WebSphere
10 43 (1.23%) Node.js
11 41 (1.17%) Tomcat
11 41 (1.17%) Umbraco
12 39 (1.11%) Confluence
13 38 (1.08%) Skype for Business
14 32 (0.91%) JBoss
15 29 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2013
16 27 (0.77%) Exchange Server 2007
17 22 (0.63%) Apache Spark
18 21 (0.60%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 515 (14.69%) MS Excel
2 121 (3.45%) MS Office
3 44 (1.26%) MS Visio
4 35 (1.00%) MS PowerPoint
5 28 (0.80%) MS Project
6 18 (0.51%) Spreadsheet
7 11 (0.31%) InfoPath
8 5 (0.14%) Photoshop
9 3 (0.086%) SPSS
10 2 (0.057%) Adobe Illustrator
11 1 (0.029%) Adobe Premiere
11 1 (0.029%) Fireworks
11 1 (0.029%) Revit
Business Applications
1 75 (2.14%) Dynamics CRM
2 24 (0.68%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 23 (0.66%) Markit EDM
4 20 (0.57%) ION MarketView
5 19 (0.54%) Endur
6 17 (0.49%) Unit4 Business World
7 16 (0.46%) Dynamics AX
8 11 (0.31%) Oracle BPM
8 11 (0.31%) RMDS
9 10 (0.29%) Workday HCM
10 9 (0.26%) PeopleSoft HRMS
11 8 (0.23%) Payment Gateway
12 7 (0.20%) ACBS
12 7 (0.20%) SimCorp Dimension
13 6 (0.17%) thinkFolio
14 5 (0.14%) Dynamics NAV
14 5 (0.14%) Northgate Housing
14 5 (0.14%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
14 5 (0.14%) Remedy ITSM
14 5 (0.14%) Salerio
Cloud Services
1 174 (4.96%) Microsoft Azure
2 91 (2.60%) Amazon AWS
3 66 (1.88%) Office 365
4 30 (0.86%) Cloud Computing
5 28 (0.80%) GitHub
6 23 (0.66%) SaaS
7 13 (0.37%) PaaS
8 10 (0.29%) IaaS
9 8 (0.23%) Yammer
10 7 (0.20%) Azure Active Directory
10 7 (0.20%) Force.com
11 6 (0.17%) Amazon EC2
11 6 (0.17%) OneDrive
12 4 (0.11%) Rackspace Cloud
13 3 (0.086%) Amazon S3
13 3 (0.086%) Google Analytics
13 3 (0.086%) Google Cloud Platform
13 3 (0.086%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 2 (0.057%) Boomi
14 2 (0.057%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 83 (2.37%) Firewall
2 75 (2.14%) DNS
2 75 (2.14%) SAN
3 64 (1.83%) TCP/IP
4 60 (1.71%) Internet
5 42 (1.20%) DHCP
6 37 (1.06%) WAN
7 36 (1.03%) VPN
8 34 (0.97%) HTTP
9 26 (0.74%) LAN
10 25 (0.71%) Intranet
11 23 (0.66%) Multicast
11 23 (0.66%) VoIP
12 20 (0.57%) SSL
13 18 (0.51%) NAS
14 15 (0.43%) FTP
14 15 (0.43%) Network Security
14 15 (0.43%) Skype
15 12 (0.34%) Wi-Fi
16 11 (0.31%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 818 (23.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 726 (20.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 685 (19.54%) SQL Server 2008
4 552 (15.75%) SQL Server 2012
5 520 (14.84%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 483 (13.78%) Data Warehouse
7 264 (7.53%) Relational Database
8 231 (6.59%) SQL Server 2005
9 212 (6.05%) Oracle Database
10 159 (4.54%) MySQL
10 159 (4.54%) SQL Server 2014
11 110 (3.14%) Big Data
12 105 (3.00%) Oracle Database 11g
13 99 (2.82%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 99 (2.82%) RDBMS
14 92 (2.62%) NoSQL
15 87 (2.48%) BusinessObjects
15 87 (2.48%) MS Access
16 85 (2.43%) QlikView
17 80 (2.28%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 264 (7.53%) Team Foundation Server
2 212 (6.05%) Visual Studio
3 156 (4.45%) Git (software)
4 136 (3.88%) NUnit
5 121 (3.45%) TeamCity
6 112 (3.20%) JIRA
7 99 (2.82%) Subversion
8 86 (2.45%) Jenkins
9 65 (1.85%) SpecFlow
10 58 (1.65%) Selenium
11 52 (1.48%) Cucumber
12 41 (1.17%) MSTest
13 38 (1.08%) Maven
13 38 (1.08%) Octopus Deploy
14 37 (1.06%) Moq
15 35 (1.00%) Eclipse
16 29 (0.83%) Toad
17 26 (0.74%) Rhino Mocks
18 22 (0.63%) MSBuild
19 21 (0.60%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 1027 (29.30%) Finance
2 580 (16.55%) Banking
3 253 (7.22%) Front Office
4 241 (6.88%) Investment Banking
5 100 (2.85%) Back Office
6 83 (2.37%) Retail
7 66 (1.88%) Legal
8 62 (1.77%) Marketing
9 60 (1.71%) Law
10 50 (1.43%) Financial Institution
11 43 (1.23%) Advertising
12 24 (0.68%) Telecoms
13 23 (0.66%) Publishing
14 19 (0.54%) Games
15 15 (0.43%) Pharmaceutical
16 14 (0.40%) Billing
17 13 (0.37%) Manufacturing
18 8 (0.23%) Local Government
19 5 (0.14%) Interactive Media
19 5 (0.14%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 1881 (53.67%) Developer
2 607 (17.32%) C# Developer
3 594 (16.95%) .NET Developer
4 569 (16.23%) SQL Developer
5 467 (13.32%) Analyst
6 355 (10.13%) C# .NET Developer
7 308 (8.79%) DBA
8 245 (6.99%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 238 (6.79%) SQL DBA
10 209 (5.96%) SQL Server Developer
11 208 (5.93%) ASP.NET Developer
12 197 (5.62%) Architect
13 179 (5.11%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
14 177 (5.05%) Senior Developer
15 152 (4.34%) C# ASP.NET Developer
16 130 (3.71%) SQL Server DBA
17 123 (3.51%) Consultant
18 119 (3.40%) Administrator
19 112 (3.20%) SQL BI Developer
20 109 (3.11%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1368 (39.03%) .NET
2 681 (19.43%) ASP.NET
3 474 (13.52%) HTML
4 410 (11.70%) .NET Framework
5 375 (10.70%) ASP.NET MVC
6 365 (10.41%) CSS
7 312 (8.90%) WCF
8 295 (8.42%) XML
9 286 (8.16%) jQuery
10 271 (7.73%) Web Services
11 252 (7.19%) AngularJS
12 214 (6.11%) HTML5
13 208 (5.93%) WPF
14 192 (5.48%) Entity Framework
15 155 (4.42%) MDX
16 140 (3.99%) ASP.NET Web API
17 128 (3.65%) SOAP
18 108 (3.08%) WinForms
19 104 (2.97%) REST
20 98 (2.80%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 276 (7.87%) Analytical Skills
2 141 (4.02%) Clustering
3 129 (3.68%) Replication
4 126 (3.59%) Fixed Income
5 118 (3.37%) Computer Science
6 113 (3.22%) Derivative
7 111 (3.17%) Management Information System
8 86 (2.45%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 73 (2.08%) NHS
10 71 (2.03%) Hedge funds
11 69 (1.97%) Equities
12 67 (1.91%) Data Centre
13 66 (1.88%) Mathematics
14 58 (1.65%) Visualisation
15 56 (1.60%) User Experience
16 51 (1.46%) Enterprise Software
17 47 (1.34%) Market Risk
18 46 (1.31%) Client/Server
18 46 (1.31%) Credit Risk
18 46 (1.31%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 786 (22.43%) Windows
2 360 (10.27%) Windows Server
3 340 (9.70%) Linux
4 214 (6.11%) Unix
5 194 (5.53%) Windows Server 2008
6 153 (4.37%) Windows Server 2012
7 101 (2.88%) Windows Server 2003
8 59 (1.68%) Solaris
9 53 (1.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 48 (1.37%) Windows 7
11 30 (0.86%) AIX
12 23 (0.66%) Android
13 21 (0.60%) Windows 8
14 20 (0.57%) Apple iOS
15 13 (0.37%) Windows XP
16 11 (0.31%) Windows Phone
17 7 (0.20%) SUSE
18 6 (0.17%) Windows 2000
19 4 (0.11%) Mac OS X
19 4 (0.11%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 856 (24.42%) Agile Software Development
2 633 (18.06%) Business Intelligence
3 570 (16.26%) MVC
4 440 (12.55%) TDD
5 430 (12.27%) ETL
6 297 (8.47%) Scrum
7 252 (7.19%) OO
8 242 (6.90%) Performance Tuning
9 239 (6.82%) Migration
10 228 (6.50%) Data Modelling
11 205 (5.85%) BDD
12 196 (5.59%) Continuous Integration
13 176 (5.02%) ITIL
13 176 (5.02%) SDLC
14 161 (4.59%) Project Management
15 156 (4.45%) CRM
16 148 (4.22%) Unit Testing
17 145 (4.14%) Web Development
18 138 (3.94%) Analytics
19 128 (3.65%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 2033 (58.00%) SQL
2 1395 (39.80%) C#
3 678 (19.34%) T-SQL
4 605 (17.26%) JavaScript
5 274 (7.82%) Java
6 264 (7.53%) PowerShell
7 213 (6.08%) VBA
8 148 (4.22%) Python
9 107 (3.05%) VB
9 107 (3.05%) VB.NET
10 106 (3.02%) Shell Script
11 90 (2.57%) PL/SQL
12 87 (2.48%) Perl
13 78 (2.23%) C++
14 52 (1.48%) C
15 48 (1.37%) VBScript
16 47 (1.34%) Ruby
17 44 (1.26%) XAML
18 40 (1.14%) PHP
19 28 (0.80%) Scala
Qualifications
1 283 (8.07%) Degree
2 90 (2.57%) Security Cleared
3 67 (1.91%) Microsoft Certification
4 62 (1.77%) ISEB
5 54 (1.54%) SC Cleared
6 53 (1.51%) ISTQB
7 34 (0.97%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 27 (0.77%) MCSE
9 24 (0.68%) ITIL Certification
10 18 (0.51%) MCSA
11 17 (0.49%) Cisco Certification
11 17 (0.49%) DV Cleared
12 14 (0.40%) CISSP
13 11 (0.31%) CTC Cleared
13 11 (0.31%) PhD
14 10 (0.29%) CCNA
14 10 (0.29%) CISM
14 10 (0.29%) MCP
14 10 (0.29%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 10 (0.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 160 (4.56%) QA
2 83 (2.37%) Data Quality
3 54 (1.54%) SLA
4 25 (0.71%) Solvency II
5 8 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 6 (0.17%) Basel III
6 6 (0.17%) PCI DSS
7 4 (0.11%) Disclosure Scotland
7 4 (0.11%) HL7
8 3 (0.086%) COBIT
8 3 (0.086%) Dodd-Frank
8 3 (0.086%) EMIR
8 3 (0.086%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 2 (0.057%) CRD IV
9 2 (0.057%) MiFID
9 2 (0.057%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 2 (0.057%) SAS 70
9 2 (0.057%) SSAE 16
9 2 (0.057%) WCAG
10 1 (0.029%) FATCA
System Software
1 217 (6.19%) Active Directory
2 96 (2.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 50 (1.43%) Hyper-V
4 46 (1.31%) Oracle RAC
5 39 (1.11%) vSphere
5 39 (1.11%) XenApp
6 15 (0.43%) XenDesktop
7 11 (0.31%) NFS
8 10 (0.29%) Docker
8 10 (0.29%) HDFS
9 9 (0.26%) ISA Server
9 9 (0.26%) Terminal Server
10 8 (0.23%) Microsoft App-V
10 8 (0.23%) VMware ESX
11 7 (0.20%) Terminal Services
11 7 (0.20%) VMware ESXi
12 6 (0.17%) Firmware
12 6 (0.17%) vCloud
13 5 (0.14%) Samba
14 4 (0.11%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 48 (1.37%) SCOM
2 44 (1.26%) Puppet
3 42 (1.20%) SCCM
4 34 (0.97%) HP Quality Center
4 34 (0.97%) Oracle RMAN
5 31 (0.88%) Data Guard
6 29 (0.83%) Nagios
7 24 (0.68%) Opscode Chef
8 23 (0.66%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 22 (0.63%) ITRS Geneos
10 19 (0.54%) WSUS
11 18 (0.51%) Control-M
12 10 (0.29%) Ansible
13 9 (0.26%) DatAdvantage
13 9 (0.26%) Foglight
14 8 (0.23%) logstash
14 8 (0.23%) SCOrch
14 8 (0.23%) ZABBIX
15 7 (0.20%) AppDNA
15 7 (0.20%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 1187 (33.87%) Microsoft
2 712 (20.31%) Oracle
3 202 (5.76%) Sybase
4 186 (5.31%) VMware
5 100 (2.85%) Tableau
6 93 (2.65%) IBM
7 91 (2.60%) Citrix
8 89 (2.54%) HP
9 71 (2.03%) Cognos
9 71 (2.03%) Red Hat
10 69 (1.97%) SAP
11 66 (1.88%) Cisco
12 59 (1.68%) Informatica
13 52 (1.48%) EMC
14 41 (1.17%) DevExpress
14 41 (1.17%) NetApp
15 39 (1.11%) TIBCO
16 34 (0.97%) Red Gate
16 34 (0.97%) Veritas
17 33 (0.94%) Sitecore
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