The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Database & Business Intelligence category for the London region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 16 13 15
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +2
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2148 2051 2296
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 8.88% 9.49% 8.19%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 39.28% 43.12% 42.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 1568 1515 1548
Average daily rate £400 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 14 17
Average hourly rate £27.50 £23.52 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.93% -9.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.32 £19.00 £19.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £43.90 £48.11
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £28.00 £25.88
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +8.19%
Database & Business Intelligence Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
5469 4756 5465
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 22.60% 22.01% 19.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 3851 3335 3553
Average daily rate £425 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £338
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 28 30
Average hourly rate £31.00 £23.20 £29.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.62% -21.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.35 £17.30 £16.74
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £78.25 £52.50 £49.02
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £28.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -1.75%
SQL Server
England

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 18 April 2014.

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 April 2014.

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 18 April 2014. 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 each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
City of London +1 640 £410 -8.88% 248
Chiswick - 21 £300 -
Croydon -8 9 £444 +4.41% 4
Docklands, London -12 9 £475 -20.83% 1
Harrow - 7 £215 - 2
Kingston Upon Thames -4 6 £350 - 4
Brentford +3 3 £340 -18.19%
Canary Wharf +1 3 - -
Bromley -7 3 £488 +50.00% 1
Wimbledon - 3 £325 - 1
Ilford +1 2 £238 -23.38% 1
Hammersmith -1 2 - - 2
Mayfair - 2 £500 -
Westminster - 2 £305 -
Uxbridge -6 1 £410 -13.68% 5
Wembley - 1 £350 -
Enfield - 1 £300 - 2
Surbiton - 1 £425 - 1
Teddington - - - -
Twickenham - - - -
Upminster - - - - 1
Orpington - - - -
Ruislip - - - -
Sidcup - - - -
Stanmore - - - -
Beckenham - - - -
Bexley - - - -
Bexleyheath - - - -
Chessington - - - -
Coulsdon - - - - 1
West Drayton - - - - 1
Hornchurch - - - -
Hounslow - - - - 1
Ealing - - - -
Hackney - - - -
Southwark - - - -
SQL Server
England

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 2025 (50.45%) SQL
2 1616 (40.26%) .NET
3 1566 (39.01%) C#
4 1112 (27.70%) Finance
5 1100 (27.40%) SQL Server 2008
6 1047 (26.08%) Microsoft
7 887 (22.10%) Windows
8 885 (22.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 814 (20.28%) ASP.NET
10 796 (19.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 761 (18.96%) Oracle
12 679 (16.92%) Banking
13 639 (15.92%) T-SQL
14 628 (15.65%) HTML
15 603 (15.02%) Business Intelligence
16 585 (14.57%) JavaScript
17 578 (14.40%) MVC
18 571 (14.23%) Data Warehouse
19 527 (13.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
20 521 (12.98%) Agile Software Development
21 515 (12.83%) MS Excel
22 457 (11.39%) SQL Server 2005
23 456 (11.36%) CSS
24 450 (11.21%) WCF
25 440 (10.96%) jQuery
26 437 (10.89%) TDD
27 424 (10.56%) SharePoint
28 423 (10.54%) ETL
29 408 (10.16%) Java
30 404 (10.06%) ASP.NET MVC

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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
1 424 (10.56%) SharePoint
2 279 (6.95%) IIS
3 161 (4.01%) CMS
4 140 (3.49%) SharePoint 2010
5 126 (3.14%) MS Exchange
6 89 (2.22%) Umbraco
7 79 (1.97%) WebSphere
8 78 (1.94%) Apache
9 75 (1.87%) BizTalk Server
10 70 (1.74%) Exchange Server 2010
11 67 (1.67%) Tomcat
12 62 (1.54%) SharePoint 2013
13 49 (1.22%) Exchange Server 2007
14 47 (1.17%) Sitecore CMS
15 43 (1.07%) Node.js
16 37 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2003
17 32 (0.80%) SharePoint Server
18 29 (0.72%) WordPress
18 29 (0.72%) SAS
19 28 (0.70%) Confluence
Applications
1 515 (12.83%) MS Excel
2 108 (2.69%) MS Office
3 47 (1.17%) PowerPivot
4 34 (0.85%) MS PowerPoint
5 29 (0.72%) MS Project
6 28 (0.70%) InfoPath
7 26 (0.65%) MS Visio
8 23 (0.57%) Spreadsheet
9 5 (0.12%) Stata
9 5 (0.12%) Adobe Illustrator
9 5 (0.12%) SPSS
9 5 (0.12%) Photoshop
10 3 (0.075%) ProjectWise
11 2 (0.050%) InDesign
12 1 (0.025%) AutoCAD
12 1 (0.025%) Maya
Business Applications
1 85 (2.12%) Dynamics CRM
2 58 (1.44%) Markit EDM
3 36 (0.90%) Google Analytics
4 16 (0.40%) IntelliMatch
5 15 (0.37%) Oracle General Ledger
5 15 (0.37%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 14 (0.35%) RMDS
7 13 (0.32%) Oracle Applications
8 12 (0.30%) Oracle EBS
8 12 (0.30%) BusinessWorks
8 12 (0.30%) Oracle Payables
8 12 (0.30%) Oracle Receivables
8 12 (0.30%) Oracle Assets
9 11 (0.27%) Oracle EBS R12
9 11 (0.27%) Dynamics AX
10 9 (0.22%) Agresso
11 8 (0.20%) Oracle BPM
12 7 (0.17%) Remedy ITSM
13 6 (0.15%) Cognos TM1
13 6 (0.15%) LatentZero
Cloud Services
1 69 (1.72%) Microsoft Azure
2 37 (0.92%) SaaS
3 27 (0.67%) Cloud Computing
4 24 (0.60%) Office 365
5 20 (0.50%) Amazon AWS
6 9 (0.22%) Amazon EC2
7 7 (0.17%) PaaS
8 5 (0.12%) IaaS
9 4 (0.100%) GitHub
10 2 (0.050%) Rackspace Cloud
11 1 (0.025%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 119 (2.96%) TCP/IP
2 118 (2.94%) SAN
3 92 (2.29%) Internet
4 87 (2.17%) Firewall
5 75 (1.87%) HTTP
6 69 (1.72%) WAN
7 61 (1.52%) LAN
8 57 (1.42%) DNS
9 50 (1.25%) NAS
10 45 (1.12%) Intranet
11 37 (0.92%) VPN
12 36 (0.90%) DHCP
13 24 (0.60%) SSL
14 20 (0.50%) LDAP
14 20 (0.50%) VoIP
15 19 (0.47%) FTP
16 17 (0.42%) Multicast
16 17 (0.42%) FCoE
16 17 (0.42%) Fibre Channel
17 15 (0.37%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1100 (27.40%) SQL Server 2008
2 885 (22.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 796 (19.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 571 (14.23%) Data Warehouse
5 527 (13.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 457 (11.39%) SQL Server 2005
7 373 (9.29%) SQL Server 2012
8 288 (7.17%) Relational Database
9 163 (4.06%) MySQL
10 160 (3.99%) Oracle Database
11 120 (2.99%) QlikView
12 115 (2.86%) SQL Server 2000
13 109 (2.72%) OLAP
14 108 (2.69%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 102 (2.54%) RDBMS
16 89 (2.22%) Oracle Database 11g
17 73 (1.82%) DTS
18 71 (1.77%) Data Mining
19 68 (1.69%) MS Access
20 63 (1.57%) DB2
Development Applications
1 313 (7.80%) Visual Studio
2 210 (5.23%) Team Foundation Server
3 142 (3.54%) Subversion
4 133 (3.31%) NUnit
5 115 (2.86%) TeamCity
6 112 (2.79%) Git (software)
7 81 (2.02%) JIRA
8 70 (1.74%) Jenkins
9 57 (1.42%) Mercurial
10 48 (1.20%) JUnit
11 46 (1.15%) Maven
12 44 (1.10%) Rhino Mocks
13 43 (1.07%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
14 41 (1.02%) MSBuild
15 40 (1.00%) SpecFlow
16 39 (0.97%) MSTest
17 31 (0.77%) Selenium
18 30 (0.75%) CruiseControl
19 28 (0.70%) Eclipse
20 24 (0.60%) Moq
General
1 1112 (27.70%) Finance
2 679 (16.92%) Banking
3 284 (7.08%) Investment Banking
4 254 (6.33%) Front Office
5 162 (4.04%) Retail
6 120 (2.99%) Back Office
7 84 (2.09%) Marketing
8 70 (1.74%) Financial Institution
9 60 (1.49%) Telecoms
10 45 (1.12%) Legal
11 42 (1.05%) Law
12 35 (0.87%) Advertising
13 33 (0.82%) Publishing
14 25 (0.62%) Retail Banking
15 20 (0.50%) Billing
16 18 (0.45%) Pharmaceutical
17 12 (0.30%) Games
17 12 (0.30%) Local Government
18 11 (0.27%) Manufacturing
19 10 (0.25%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 2264 (56.40%) Developer
2 578 (14.40%) .NET Developer
3 577 (14.37%) C# Developer
4 527 (13.13%) Analyst
5 425 (10.59%) SQL Developer
6 287 (7.15%) C# .NET Developer
7 279 (6.95%) Architect
8 261 (6.50%) DBA
9 246 (6.13%) Senior Developer
9 246 (6.13%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 198 (4.93%) SQL DBA
11 147 (3.66%) ASP.NET Developer
12 143 (3.56%) SQL Server Developer
13 141 (3.51%) Consultant
14 116 (2.89%) Java Developer
15 114 (2.84%) Administrator
16 109 (2.72%) Web Developer
17 103 (2.57%) SQL Server DBA
18 97 (2.42%) Applications Support
19 94 (2.34%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1616 (40.26%) .NET
2 814 (20.28%) ASP.NET
3 628 (15.65%) HTML
4 456 (11.36%) CSS
5 450 (11.21%) WCF
6 440 (10.96%) jQuery
7 404 (10.06%) ASP.NET MVC
8 399 (9.94%) XML
9 358 (8.92%) .NET Framework
10 340 (8.47%) Web Services
11 297 (7.40%) WPF
12 180 (4.48%) Ajax
13 171 (4.26%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
14 166 (4.14%) ASP.NET MVC 4
15 159 (3.96%) HTML5
16 121 (3.01%) LINQ
17 119 (2.96%) WinForms
18 107 (2.67%) MDX
19 104 (2.59%) SOAP
20 98 (2.44%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 172 (4.29%) Derivative
2 137 (3.41%) NHS
3 130 (3.24%) Fixed Income
4 129 (3.21%) Computer Science
5 119 (2.96%) Clustering
6 89 (2.22%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 84 (2.09%) Data Integration
8 80 (1.99%) Replication
9 78 (1.94%) Management Information System
10 71 (1.77%) Enterprise Software
11 70 (1.74%) Equities
12 52 (1.30%) Hedge funds
13 46 (1.15%) Mathematics
14 45 (1.12%) N-Tier
15 44 (1.10%) Statistics
16 36 (0.90%) Credit Risk
17 33 (0.82%) Market Risk
17 33 (0.82%) Open Source
18 30 (0.75%) Inversion of Control
19 29 (0.72%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 887 (22.10%) Windows
2 348 (8.67%) Linux
3 251 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
4 196 (4.88%) Windows Server 2003
5 186 (4.63%) UNIX
6 76 (1.89%) Windows 7
7 70 (1.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 64 (1.59%) Solaris
9 45 (1.12%) Windows XP
10 43 (1.07%) Windows Server 2012
11 20 (0.50%) Android
11 20 (0.50%) Apple iOS
12 17 (0.42%) Windows 2000
13 14 (0.35%) Windows 8
14 11 (0.27%) AIX
15 9 (0.22%) CentOS
16 8 (0.20%) Windows 2000 Server
17 7 (0.17%) Ubuntu
18 5 (0.12%) Debian
19 4 (0.100%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 603 (15.02%) Business Intelligence
2 578 (14.40%) MVC
3 521 (12.98%) Agile Software Development
4 437 (10.89%) TDD
5 423 (10.54%) ETL
6 332 (8.27%) Migration
7 274 (6.83%) Scrum
8 268 (6.68%) Data Modelling
9 258 (6.43%) OO
10 213 (5.31%) Performance Tuning
11 201 (5.01%) Analytics
12 195 (4.86%) ITIL
13 186 (4.63%) Continuous Integration
14 179 (4.46%) E-Commerce
15 174 (4.33%) Asset Management
16 166 (4.14%) Multithreading
17 165 (4.11%) Workflow
18 157 (3.91%) Unit Testing
19 151 (3.76%) CRM
20 150 (3.74%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 2025 (50.45%) SQL
2 1566 (39.01%) C#
3 639 (15.92%) T-SQL
4 585 (14.57%) JavaScript
5 408 (10.16%) Java
6 148 (3.69%) VBA
7 139 (3.46%) PowerShell
8 122 (3.04%) C++
9 117 (2.91%) VB
9 117 (2.91%) VB.NET
10 100 (2.49%) Perl
11 97 (2.42%) PL/SQL
12 89 (2.22%) Python
13 61 (1.52%) PHP
14 58 (1.44%) C
15 54 (1.35%) VBScript
16 53 (1.32%) Shell Script
17 23 (0.57%) Ruby
18 22 (0.55%) Bash Shell
19 12 (0.30%) XPath
Qualifications
1 288 (7.17%) Degree
2 121 (3.01%) Microsoft Certification
3 109 (2.72%) Security Cleared
4 62 (1.54%) MCITP
5 55 (1.37%) SC Cleared
6 43 (1.07%) MCSE
7 39 (0.97%) DV Cleared
8 34 (0.85%) ISEB
9 27 (0.67%) MCTS
10 19 (0.47%) MCP
11 17 (0.42%) MCSA
12 16 (0.40%) ISTQB
13 15 (0.37%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 15 (0.37%) ITIL Certification
14 14 (0.35%) Citrix Certification
15 13 (0.32%) CCA
16 12 (0.30%) MCSD
17 10 (0.25%) OCP
17 10 (0.25%) Oracle Certification
18 9 (0.22%) MCDBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 117 (2.91%) QA
2 52 (1.30%) Data Quality
3 44 (1.10%) SLA
4 18 (0.45%) Basel III
5 15 (0.37%) Solvency II
6 12 (0.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 10 (0.25%) ISO 9001
7 10 (0.25%) EMIR
8 9 (0.22%) Dodd-Frank
9 6 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 3 (0.075%) COBIT
10 3 (0.075%) PCI DSS
11 2 (0.050%) CRD IV
12 1 (0.025%) Basel II
12 1 (0.025%) TickIT
System Software
1 258 (6.43%) Active Directory
2 137 (3.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 75 (1.87%) XenApp
4 57 (1.42%) vSphere
5 49 (1.22%) Oracle RAC
6 44 (1.10%) VMware ESX
7 38 (0.95%) Hyper-V
8 35 (0.87%) XenDesktop
9 22 (0.55%) Oracle RMAN
10 20 (0.50%) VMware ESXi
11 17 (0.42%) SRDF
11 17 (0.42%) NFS
12 14 (0.35%) ISA Server
13 10 (0.25%) UAG
14 9 (0.22%) vCloud
14 9 (0.22%) Microsoft App-V
14 9 (0.22%) Squid
15 8 (0.20%) Xen
15 8 (0.20%) Forefront TMG
16 7 (0.17%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 42 (1.05%) SCCM
2 39 (0.97%) SCOM
3 34 (0.85%) Data Guard
4 32 (0.80%) Puppet
5 19 (0.47%) EMC NetWorker
5 19 (0.47%) Control-M
6 16 (0.40%) Backup Exec
7 13 (0.32%) Tivoli
8 12 (0.30%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 12 (0.30%) HP Quality Center
9 10 (0.25%) Opscode Chef
10 9 (0.22%) BMC PATROL
11 6 (0.15%) MOM
11 6 (0.15%) WSUS
11 6 (0.15%) Forefront Identity Manager
12 5 (0.12%) HP Data Protector
12 5 (0.12%) NetBackup
12 5 (0.12%) OVSD
12 5 (0.12%) OpenView
12 5 (0.12%) DameWare
Vendors
1 1047 (26.08%) Microsoft
2 761 (18.96%) Oracle
3 256 (6.38%) VMware
4 171 (4.26%) Sybase
5 157 (3.91%) Citrix
6 119 (2.96%) Business Objects
7 106 (2.64%) HP
8 93 (2.32%) Cisco
9 76 (1.89%) Cognos
10 74 (1.84%) SAP
11 71 (1.77%) Informatica
12 67 (1.67%) IBM
13 66 (1.64%) TIBCO
13 66 (1.64%) Sitecore
14 58 (1.44%) Tableau
15 56 (1.40%) EMC
16 48 (1.20%) NetApp
17 44 (1.10%) Google
18 43 (1.07%) Red Hat
19 37 (0.92%) JBoss
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