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 18 January 2017 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
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
England / London
Rank 21 19 14
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -5
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 1419 1626 1751
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 7.31% 7.78% 8.42%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 29.70% 31.97% 35.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 1067 1182 1349
Median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £300 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £580 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 13 10
Median hourly rate £22.56 £26.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.23% +23.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.72 £17.75 £18.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.50 £43.00 £39.35
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.45 £22.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+17.53% -10.00%

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
4778 5086 4883
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 24.60% 24.32% 23.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 3415 3669 3478
Median daily rate £500 £475 £435
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +9.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £635 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 30 29
Median hourly rate £30.00 £38.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.07% +40.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.12 £17.75 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £52.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £26.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+43.39% -18.46%

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 18 January 2017.

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 18 January 2017.

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 18 January 2017. 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 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 +1 325 £425 -5.55% 125
Kingston Upon Thames +6 13 £375 -25.74% 4
Bromley +7 6 £550 +100.00%
Canary Wharf -6 6 £513 +13.88%
Docklands, London +2 5 £425 -10.52%
Uxbridge -1 4 £400 +21.21% 2
Lewisham - 4 £300 -
Harrow - 3 £400 - 2
Twickenham - 3 £400 -
Greenwich +1 2 £431 -4.16% 1
Croydon -10 2 £438 +16.66% 6
Barnet - 2 £400 -
Surbiton - 1 - -
Southwark - 1 £200 -
SQL Server
England

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 18 January 2017, 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 1554 (53.38%) SQL
2 1202 (41.29%) .NET
3 1145 (39.33%) C#
4 989 (33.97%) Microsoft
5 801 (27.52%) Finance
6 793 (27.24%) Agile Software Development
7 742 (25.49%) Windows
8 615 (21.13%) Oracle
9 609 (20.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 589 (20.23%) JavaScript
11 557 (19.13%) ASP.NET
12 516 (17.73%) T-SQL
13 495 (17.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 493 (16.94%) HTML
15 470 (16.15%) MVC
16 462 (15.87%) Business Intelligence
17 458 (15.73%) Banking
18 436 (14.98%) MS Excel
19 410 (14.08%) TDD
20 368 (12.64%) Microsoft Azure
21 353 (12.13%) SQL Server 2008
22 349 (11.99%) Java
23 344 (11.82%) Data Warehouse
24 329 (11.30%) CSS
24 329 (11.30%) SQL Server 2012
25 313 (10.75%) ETL
26 308 (10.58%) Web Services
27 300 (10.31%) Linux
28 294 (10.10%) Active Directory
29 292 (10.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services

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
1 258 (8.86%) SharePoint
2 220 (7.56%) IIS
3 88 (3.02%) BizTalk Server
4 86 (2.95%) MS Exchange
5 69 (2.37%) Apache
6 61 (2.10%) CMS
6 61 (2.10%) WebSphere
7 59 (2.03%) SharePoint 2013
8 58 (1.99%) Skype for Business
8 58 (1.99%) Tomcat
9 55 (1.89%) Confluence
10 50 (1.72%) Apache Spark
11 48 (1.65%) Elasticsearch
12 46 (1.58%) SharePoint 2010
13 39 (1.34%) JBoss
14 37 (1.27%) Apache Pig
15 36 (1.24%) Exchange Server 2010
16 32 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2013
17 30 (1.03%) Umbraco
18 29 (1.00%) SAS
Applications
1 436 (14.98%) MS Excel
2 85 (2.92%) MS Office
3 27 (0.93%) Spreadsheet
4 22 (0.76%) MS PowerPoint
5 16 (0.55%) MS Project
5 16 (0.55%) MS Visio
6 13 (0.45%) SPSS
7 6 (0.21%) InfoPath
8 5 (0.17%) Adobe Illustrator
8 5 (0.17%) Photoshop
9 2 (0.069%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 1 (0.034%) InDesign
10 1 (0.034%) LaTeX
10 1 (0.034%) Mingle
10 1 (0.034%) Weka
Business Applications
1 150 (5.15%) Dynamics CRM
2 47 (1.61%) Dynamics AX
3 35 (1.20%) RMDS
4 18 (0.62%) Remedy ITSM
5 16 (0.55%) Adobe Campaign
6 10 (0.34%) Dynamics NAV
7 9 (0.31%) Markit EDM
8 6 (0.21%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 6 (0.21%) SAP MDM
8 6 (0.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 5 (0.17%) FastStats
9 5 (0.17%) Oracle EBS
9 5 (0.17%) Unit4 Business World
10 4 (0.14%) Dynamics GP
10 4 (0.14%) SAP FI
11 3 (0.10%) Cognos Business Intelligence
11 3 (0.10%) Exstream
11 3 (0.10%) Oracle BPM
11 3 (0.10%) thinkFolio
11 3 (0.10%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 368 (12.64%) Microsoft Azure
2 192 (6.60%) Amazon AWS
3 115 (3.95%) Office 365
4 67 (2.30%) IaaS
5 57 (1.96%) PaaS
6 42 (1.44%) GitHub
7 31 (1.06%) SaaS
8 24 (0.82%) Yammer
9 18 (0.62%) Azure Active Directory
10 17 (0.58%) Cloud Computing
11 14 (0.48%) Amazon EC2
12 10 (0.34%) Amazon S3
12 10 (0.34%) Google Cloud Platform
13 7 (0.24%) AWS CloudFormation
13 7 (0.24%) Data Lake Analytics
14 6 (0.21%) Google Analytics
15 5 (0.17%) Akamai
15 5 (0.17%) SuccessFactors
16 4 (0.14%) Amazon Kinesis
16 4 (0.14%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 111 (3.81%) DNS
1 111 (3.81%) Firewall
2 87 (2.99%) SAN
3 74 (2.54%) WAN
4 72 (2.47%) LAN
5 70 (2.40%) DHCP
6 63 (2.16%) TCP/IP
7 61 (2.10%) HTTP
8 57 (1.96%) VPN
9 54 (1.86%) Internet
10 30 (1.03%) LDAP
10 30 (1.03%) NAS
10 30 (1.03%) SSL
11 22 (0.76%) Intranet
12 20 (0.69%) AMQP
13 18 (0.62%) Network Security
14 17 (0.58%) FTP
15 16 (0.55%) Skype
15 16 (0.55%) VLAN
16 14 (0.48%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 609 (20.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 495 (17.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 353 (12.13%) SQL Server 2008
4 344 (11.82%) Data Warehouse
5 329 (11.30%) SQL Server 2012
6 292 (10.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 232 (7.97%) Relational Database
8 162 (5.57%) SQL Server 2014
9 154 (5.29%) NoSQL
10 137 (4.71%) MySQL
11 134 (4.60%) Hadoop
12 131 (4.50%) MongoDB
13 128 (4.40%) Big Data
14 97 (3.33%) Oracle Database
15 90 (3.09%) RDBMS
16 89 (3.06%) Power BI
17 87 (2.99%) QlikView
18 86 (2.95%) SQL Server 2005
19 70 (2.40%) PostgreSQL
20 57 (1.96%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 257 (8.83%) Team Foundation Server
2 174 (5.98%) Git (software)
3 164 (5.63%) Visual Studio
4 145 (4.98%) JIRA
5 112 (3.85%) Subversion
6 89 (3.06%) TeamCity
7 78 (2.68%) Jenkins
8 67 (2.30%) NUnit
9 51 (1.75%) SpecFlow
10 43 (1.48%) Octopus Deploy
11 35 (1.20%) Selenium
12 34 (1.17%) JUnit
13 31 (1.06%) MSTest
14 30 (1.03%) Maven
15 26 (0.89%) Eclipse
16 22 (0.76%) Talend Open Studio
17 21 (0.72%) ClearCase
17 21 (0.72%) Hudson
18 19 (0.65%) Gradle
18 19 (0.65%) Moq
General
1 801 (27.52%) Finance
2 458 (15.73%) Banking
3 171 (5.87%) Front Office
4 126 (4.33%) Retail
5 119 (4.09%) Investment Banking
6 81 (2.78%) Marketing
7 79 (2.71%) Back Office
8 63 (2.16%) Financial Institution
9 49 (1.68%) Advertising
9 49 (1.68%) Legal
10 35 (1.20%) Law
11 20 (0.69%) Retail Banking
12 19 (0.65%) Telecoms
13 16 (0.55%) Games
14 15 (0.52%) Corporate Banking
15 12 (0.41%) Publishing
16 11 (0.38%) Billing
16 11 (0.38%) Manufacturing
16 11 (0.38%) Pharmaceutical
17 6 (0.21%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 1498 (51.46%) Developer
2 479 (16.45%) .NET Developer
3 462 (15.87%) C# Developer
4 373 (12.81%) SQL Developer
5 322 (11.06%) Analyst
6 297 (10.20%) C# .NET Developer
7 272 (9.34%) Architect
8 159 (5.46%) Senior Developer
9 146 (5.02%) Consultant
9 146 (5.02%) SQL Server Developer
10 137 (4.71%) DBA
11 125 (4.29%) Java Developer
12 124 (4.26%) ASP.NET Developer
13 115 (3.95%) Business Intelligence Developer
14 112 (3.85%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
15 103 (3.54%) SQL Analyst
16 98 (3.37%) SQL DBA
17 94 (3.23%) Administrator
17 94 (3.23%) C# ASP.NET Developer
18 89 (3.06%) SSIS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1202 (41.29%) .NET
2 557 (19.13%) ASP.NET
3 493 (16.94%) HTML
4 329 (11.30%) CSS
5 308 (10.58%) Web Services
6 279 (9.58%) XML
7 265 (9.10%) AngularJS
8 257 (8.83%) .NET Framework
8 257 (8.83%) ASP.NET MVC
9 247 (8.49%) WCF
10 220 (7.56%) jQuery
11 183 (6.29%) HTML5
11 183 (6.29%) WPF
12 159 (5.46%) ASP.NET Web API
13 129 (4.43%) REST
14 127 (4.36%) RESTful
15 126 (4.33%) Entity Framework
16 101 (3.47%) JSON
17 80 (2.75%) SOAP
18 72 (2.47%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 233 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
2 116 (3.98%) Management Information System
3 114 (3.92%) Fixed Income
4 84 (2.89%) Computer Science
5 80 (2.75%) Visualisation
6 77 (2.65%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 71 (2.44%) Data Centre
8 62 (2.13%) Clustering
9 57 (1.96%) Equities
10 56 (1.92%) Data Structures
11 53 (1.82%) Data Integration
11 53 (1.82%) Replication
12 52 (1.79%) User Experience
13 50 (1.72%) Enterprise Software
14 49 (1.68%) Derivative
15 47 (1.61%) Mathematics
16 43 (1.48%) Fintech
17 39 (1.34%) Mobile App
18 35 (1.20%) Credit Risk
18 35 (1.20%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 742 (25.49%) Windows
2 300 (10.31%) Linux
3 253 (8.69%) Windows Server
4 146 (5.02%) Unix
5 137 (4.71%) Windows Server 2008
6 125 (4.29%) Windows Server 2012
7 47 (1.61%) Windows 10
8 44 (1.51%) Windows Server 2003
9 41 (1.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 33 (1.13%) Windows 7
11 32 (1.10%) Solaris
12 27 (0.93%) Android
13 24 (0.82%) Windows XP
14 22 (0.76%) Apple iOS
15 16 (0.55%) AIX
16 15 (0.52%) Windows 8
17 12 (0.41%) CentOS
18 11 (0.38%) Windows Phone
19 10 (0.34%) Windows Phone 8
20 8 (0.27%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 793 (27.24%) Agile Software Development
2 470 (16.15%) MVC
3 462 (15.87%) Business Intelligence
4 410 (14.08%) TDD
5 313 (10.75%) ETL
6 255 (8.76%) Migration
7 246 (8.45%) Scrum
8 222 (7.63%) Data Modelling
9 221 (7.59%) CRM
10 194 (6.66%) OO
11 186 (6.39%) Analytics
12 178 (6.11%) DevOps
13 162 (5.57%) BDD
14 155 (5.32%) Continuous Integration
15 142 (4.88%) SDLC
16 141 (4.84%) Performance Tuning
17 140 (4.81%) Unit Testing
18 131 (4.50%) Web Development
19 127 (4.36%) Project Management
20 115 (3.95%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1554 (53.38%) SQL
2 1145 (39.33%) C#
3 589 (20.23%) JavaScript
4 516 (17.73%) T-SQL
5 349 (11.99%) Java
6 223 (7.66%) PowerShell
7 181 (6.22%) Python
8 122 (4.19%) VB.NET
9 115 (3.95%) VBA
10 83 (2.85%) VB
11 75 (2.58%) C
12 69 (2.37%) Perl
13 66 (2.27%) PL/SQL
14 50 (1.72%) Ruby
15 49 (1.68%) Scala
16 47 (1.61%) PHP
17 45 (1.55%) Shell Script
18 39 (1.34%) C++
18 39 (1.34%) R
19 36 (1.24%) VB6
Qualifications
1 185 (6.36%) Degree
2 126 (4.33%) Security Cleared
3 63 (2.16%) SC Cleared
4 51 (1.75%) Microsoft Certification
5 39 (1.34%) DV Cleared
6 26 (0.89%) MCSE
7 24 (0.82%) Cisco Certification
8 19 (0.65%) MCITP
9 18 (0.62%) CCNA
10 16 (0.55%) CISSP
11 13 (0.45%) CTC Cleared
12 12 (0.41%) MCTS
13 11 (0.38%) ISEB
14 10 (0.34%) ISTQB
14 10 (0.34%) Oracle Certification
15 9 (0.31%) CISA
15 9 (0.31%) CISM
15 9 (0.31%) ITIL Certification
15 9 (0.31%) MCSA
16 8 (0.27%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 101 (3.47%) QA
2 52 (1.79%) Data Quality
3 25 (0.86%) SLA
4 20 (0.69%) PCI DSS
5 11 (0.38%) Solvency II
6 9 (0.31%) MiFID
7 6 (0.21%) Basel III
7 6 (0.21%) EMIR
7 6 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 6 (0.21%) WCAG
8 5 (0.17%) CRD IV
9 4 (0.14%) HL7
9 4 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 3 (0.10%) Disclosure Scotland
10 3 (0.10%) GAAP
10 3 (0.10%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 2 (0.069%) COBIT
12 1 (0.034%) BS7799
12 1 (0.034%) GxP
12 1 (0.034%) ISO20022
System Software
1 294 (10.10%) Active Directory
2 106 (3.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 62 (2.13%) Hyper-V
4 47 (1.61%) Docker
5 31 (1.06%) Virtual Machines
6 29 (1.00%) vSphere
7 28 (0.96%) XenApp
8 26 (0.89%) Oracle RAC
8 26 (0.89%) VMware ESXi
9 20 (0.69%) Apache Flume
10 19 (0.65%) NFS
10 19 (0.65%) VMware ESX
11 14 (0.48%) KVM
12 13 (0.45%) HDFS
13 12 (0.41%) SRDF
13 12 (0.41%) Xen
14 7 (0.24%) Virtual Servers
15 6 (0.21%) XenDesktop
16 5 (0.17%) XenServer
17 4 (0.14%) NetIQ eDirectory
Systems Management
1 60 (2.06%) SCCM
2 53 (1.82%) SCOM
3 41 (1.41%) Ansible
3 41 (1.41%) Opscode Chef
4 39 (1.34%) Puppet
5 29 (1.00%) Nagios
6 24 (0.82%) Oozie
7 20 (0.69%) Microsoft Intune
8 16 (0.55%) WMI
9 13 (0.45%) ITRS Geneos
10 12 (0.41%) Microsoft Clustering
11 11 (0.38%) Control-M
12 10 (0.34%) Oracle RMAN
12 10 (0.34%) WSUS
13 9 (0.31%) Nessus
13 9 (0.31%) NetBackup
14 8 (0.27%) CA Single Sign-On
14 8 (0.27%) Data Guard
14 8 (0.27%) Hadoop YARN
15 7 (0.24%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 989 (33.97%) Microsoft
2 615 (21.13%) Oracle
3 193 (6.63%) VMware
4 140 (4.81%) Sybase
5 136 (4.67%) Tableau
6 114 (3.92%) SAP
7 89 (3.06%) Cisco
7 89 (3.06%) IBM
8 87 (2.99%) Citrix
9 74 (2.54%) Salesforce.com
10 64 (2.20%) HP
11 61 (2.10%) TIBCO
12 41 (1.41%) EMC
13 40 (1.37%) NetApp
13 40 (1.37%) Reuters
14 38 (1.31%) Adobe
14 38 (1.31%) Cognos
14 38 (1.31%) Sitecore
15 34 (1.17%) Teradata
16 33 (1.13%) Red Hat
London
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Posted: 15 hours ago
City, London
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
Square One Resources
Rate: Up to £382 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £650 - £950 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
City, London
Coded People
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
West London
Livedrive
Rate: Competitive + Benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £500.00 - £575.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Tria Recruitment
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
Venn Group
Rate: £31000 - £41000 Per Annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Venturi
Rate: £500 - £700 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
London
Stott & May
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
City, London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: £300.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Exposed Solutions
Rate: Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
London
Venturi
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
Data Idols
Rate: From £450 to £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £350 - £425 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
South East London
Ebury
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £500.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £375 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Eames Consulting
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Westbourne Partners
Rate: From £500 to £700 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Ebury
Rate: £255.75 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Spencer Rose
Rate: From £60,000 to £65,000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £500 to £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Parallel Consulting
Rate: £325 - £425 per day + experience dependant
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Oscar
Rate: £325 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago