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 28 July 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
28 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 25 13 16
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +3
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 1463 2101 1998
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 6.60% 8.91% 8.46%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 29.21% 37.81% 36.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 1075 1514 1417
Median daily rate £445 £425 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.70% +2.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 24 21
Median hourly rate £42.33 £21.57 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+96.29% -1.97%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.98 £15.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £190.00 £52.17 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £22.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+44.44% -2.17%
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
5009 5556 5520
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 22.59% 23.57% 23.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 3622 3893 3756
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 £335 £308 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £615 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £360 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 55 36
Median hourly rate £29.88 £25.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.52% -9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.12 £16.50 £14.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £180.90 £53.59 £125.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £28.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.81%

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 28 July 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 28 July 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 28 July 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 -5 292 £450 +2.85% 142
Kingston Upon Thames +10 12 £383 -1.92% 1
Canary Wharf -6 10 £400 -
Uxbridge +6 8 £360 - 2
Bromley -6 7 £325 +25.00% 1
Croydon -16 6 £300 - 5
Brentford - 3 £400 - 1
Clapham - 3 £450 -
Chessington +5 2 £188 -
Docklands, London +1 2 - -
Romford - 2 £390 - 1
Ruislip - 2 £225 - 2
Paddington +6 1 - -
Hammersmith +1 1 - -
Surbiton -3 1 - - 2
Westminster -20 1 - - 1
Southwark - 1 £475 -
Harrow - 1 £360 - 2
SQL Server
England

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 1696 (55.30%) SQL
2 1223 (39.88%) .NET
3 1123 (36.62%) C#
4 987 (32.18%) Microsoft
5 851 (27.75%) Agile Software Development
6 830 (27.06%) Finance
7 745 (24.29%) Windows
8 733 (23.90%) Oracle
9 613 (19.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 587 (19.14%) JavaScript
11 562 (18.32%) ASP.NET
12 541 (17.64%) T-SQL
13 527 (17.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 496 (16.17%) Business Intelligence
15 492 (16.04%) MVC
16 487 (15.88%) HTML
17 470 (15.32%) MS Excel
18 437 (14.25%) Banking
19 399 (13.01%) SQL Server 2008
20 398 (12.98%) SQL Server 2012
21 391 (12.75%) ETL
22 384 (12.52%) Data Warehouse
23 383 (12.49%) TDD
24 375 (12.23%) Java
25 371 (12.10%) Linux
26 343 (11.18%) CSS
26 343 (11.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
27 309 (10.07%) ASP.NET MVC
28 296 (9.65%) .NET Framework
29 287 (9.36%) 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
1 222 (7.24%) SharePoint
2 198 (6.46%) IIS
3 83 (2.71%) CMS
4 81 (2.64%) Tomcat
5 76 (2.48%) Apache
6 72 (2.35%) MS Exchange
7 52 (1.70%) SharePoint 2010
7 52 (1.70%) WebSphere
8 51 (1.66%) Skype for Business
9 49 (1.60%) Confluence
10 46 (1.50%) Elasticsearch
11 44 (1.43%) BizTalk Server
12 43 (1.40%) SharePoint 2013
13 42 (1.37%) JBoss
14 35 (1.14%) SAS
15 32 (1.04%) Apache Spark
16 31 (1.01%) Exchange Server 2010
17 30 (0.98%) Oracle HTTP Server
17 30 (0.98%) Umbraco
18 23 (0.75%) EPiServer CMS
Applications
1 470 (15.32%) MS Excel
2 120 (3.91%) MS Office
3 32 (1.04%) MS PowerPoint
4 31 (1.01%) MS Project
5 19 (0.62%) Spreadsheet
6 17 (0.55%) MS Visio
7 9 (0.29%) SPSS
8 7 (0.23%) Windchill
9 4 (0.13%) Mingle
10 3 (0.098%) Adobe Illustrator
10 3 (0.098%) InfoPath
10 3 (0.098%) Photoshop
11 2 (0.065%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 2 (0.065%) InVision
11 2 (0.065%) OmniGraffle
12 1 (0.033%) FrameMaker
12 1 (0.033%) InDesign
12 1 (0.033%) ProjectWise
Business Applications
1 94 (3.06%) Dynamics CRM
2 37 (1.21%) RMDS
3 21 (0.68%) Remedy ITSM
4 14 (0.46%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 14 (0.46%) ION MarketView
4 14 (0.46%) Markit EDM
5 12 (0.39%) SimCorp Dimension
6 11 (0.36%) Adobe Campaign
7 10 (0.33%) Dynamics AX
7 10 (0.33%) Oracle EBS
8 9 (0.29%) Endur
8 9 (0.29%) Unit4 Business World
9 8 (0.26%) Beauchamp
10 7 (0.23%) Global One
11 6 (0.20%) Salesforce.com CRM
12 5 (0.16%) Dynamics NAV
12 5 (0.16%) Payment Gateway
13 4 (0.13%) Oracle Retail
14 3 (0.098%) nopCommerce
14 3 (0.098%) OPENHousing
Cloud Services
1 241 (7.86%) Microsoft Azure
2 162 (5.28%) Amazon AWS
3 77 (2.51%) Office 365
4 43 (1.40%) PaaS
5 40 (1.30%) IaaS
6 34 (1.11%) Cloud Computing
7 31 (1.01%) SaaS
8 30 (0.98%) Amazon EC2
9 23 (0.75%) Azure Active Directory
10 15 (0.49%) GitHub
11 12 (0.39%) Yammer
12 8 (0.26%) AWS CloudFormation
13 7 (0.23%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 5 (0.16%) AWS Lambda
14 5 (0.16%) Google Analytics
15 4 (0.13%) Amazon S3
15 4 (0.13%) Force.com
15 4 (0.13%) IBM PureFlex
16 3 (0.098%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
16 3 (0.098%) Boomi
Communications & Networking
1 120 (3.91%) Firewall
2 113 (3.68%) DNS
3 92 (3.00%) HTTP
4 89 (2.90%) SAN
5 63 (2.05%) WAN
6 62 (2.02%) TCP/IP
7 61 (1.99%) Internet
7 61 (1.99%) LAN
8 59 (1.92%) LDAP
9 44 (1.43%) VPN
10 40 (1.30%) NAS
11 36 (1.17%) Intranet
11 36 (1.17%) Network Security
12 35 (1.14%) DHCP
13 23 (0.75%) Skype
14 22 (0.72%) Fibre Channel
15 21 (0.68%) SSL
16 19 (0.62%) Extranet
16 19 (0.62%) iSCSI
16 19 (0.62%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 613 (19.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 527 (17.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 399 (13.01%) SQL Server 2008
4 398 (12.98%) SQL Server 2012
5 384 (12.52%) Data Warehouse
6 343 (11.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 245 (7.99%) Relational Database
8 180 (5.87%) SQL Server 2014
9 168 (5.48%) MySQL
10 162 (5.28%) Oracle Database
11 157 (5.12%) Hadoop
12 152 (4.96%) MongoDB
13 138 (4.50%) NoSQL
14 126 (4.11%) Big Data
15 105 (3.42%) SQL Server 2005
16 104 (3.39%) RDBMS
17 89 (2.90%) QlikView
18 76 (2.48%) OLAP
19 75 (2.45%) PostgreSQL
20 66 (2.15%) DB2
Development Applications
1 246 (8.02%) Visual Studio
2 203 (6.62%) Team Foundation Server
3 142 (4.63%) Git (software)
4 122 (3.98%) Subversion
5 109 (3.55%) JIRA
5 109 (3.55%) TeamCity
6 106 (3.46%) NUnit
7 104 (3.39%) Jenkins
8 65 (2.12%) Octopus Deploy
9 51 (1.66%) SpecFlow
10 43 (1.40%) JUnit
10 43 (1.40%) Maven
10 43 (1.40%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 32 (1.04%) Eclipse
11 32 (1.04%) Selenium
12 31 (1.01%) Moq
13 30 (0.98%) MSTest
14 23 (0.75%) Ant
14 23 (0.75%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 21 (0.68%) Grunt
General
1 830 (27.06%) Finance
2 437 (14.25%) Banking
3 190 (6.19%) Front Office
4 125 (4.08%) Investment Banking
5 124 (4.04%) Retail
6 96 (3.13%) Back Office
6 96 (3.13%) Marketing
7 83 (2.71%) Law
8 74 (2.41%) Legal
9 58 (1.89%) Financial Institution
10 30 (0.98%) Telecoms
11 27 (0.88%) Advertising
12 23 (0.75%) Publishing
13 20 (0.65%) Billing
14 10 (0.33%) Games
15 9 (0.29%) French Language
16 8 (0.26%) Electronics
16 8 (0.26%) International Banking
17 7 (0.23%) Manufacturing
18 5 (0.16%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 1650 (53.80%) Developer
2 483 (15.75%) .NET Developer
3 465 (15.16%) SQL Developer
4 451 (14.70%) C# Developer
5 334 (10.89%) Analyst
6 246 (8.02%) C# .NET Developer
7 205 (6.68%) Architect
8 194 (6.33%) DBA
9 182 (5.93%) Senior Developer
10 170 (5.54%) SQL Server Developer
11 166 (5.41%) Business Intelligence Developer
12 152 (4.96%) ASP.NET Developer
13 150 (4.89%) SSIS Developer
14 141 (4.60%) SQL DBA
15 140 (4.56%) Consultant
16 136 (4.43%) Java Developer
17 112 (3.65%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
18 96 (3.13%) Administrator
19 94 (3.06%) SSRS Developer
20 90 (2.93%) SQL Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1223 (39.88%) .NET
2 562 (18.32%) ASP.NET
3 487 (15.88%) HTML
4 343 (11.18%) CSS
5 309 (10.07%) ASP.NET MVC
6 296 (9.65%) .NET Framework
7 278 (9.06%) AngularJS
8 262 (8.54%) jQuery
9 260 (8.48%) Web Services
10 251 (8.18%) XML
11 209 (6.81%) HTML5
12 188 (6.13%) WCF
13 153 (4.99%) WPF
14 144 (4.70%) ASP.NET Web API
15 128 (4.17%) Entity Framework
16 115 (3.75%) REST
17 111 (3.62%) JSON
18 86 (2.80%) Node.js
19 84 (2.74%) Spring
20 79 (2.58%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 257 (8.38%) Analytical Skills
2 119 (3.88%) Management Information System
3 106 (3.46%) Fixed Income
4 101 (3.29%) Clustering
5 86 (2.80%) Computer Science
6 79 (2.58%) Data Centre
7 77 (2.51%) Replication
8 72 (2.35%) User Experience
9 68 (2.22%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 64 (2.09%) Hedge funds
11 63 (2.05%) Enterprise Software
12 61 (1.99%) Visualisation
13 60 (1.96%) Derivative
14 59 (1.92%) Equities
15 52 (1.70%) NHS
16 43 (1.40%) Public Cloud
17 41 (1.34%) Data Structures
18 39 (1.27%) Data Integration
19 37 (1.21%) Mathematics
20 34 (1.11%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 745 (24.29%) Windows
2 371 (12.10%) Linux
3 287 (9.36%) Windows Server
4 212 (6.91%) Unix
5 136 (4.43%) Windows Server 2008
6 117 (3.81%) Windows Server 2012
7 67 (2.18%) Solaris
8 57 (1.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 47 (1.53%) Windows 7
10 46 (1.50%) Windows Server 2003
11 23 (0.75%) AIX
12 16 (0.52%) Android
13 15 (0.49%) VMS
14 14 (0.46%) CentOS
14 14 (0.46%) Windows 10
15 12 (0.39%) Windows Phone
16 11 (0.36%) Apple iOS
17 8 (0.26%) Mac OS
18 7 (0.23%) Windows 8
18 7 (0.23%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 851 (27.75%) Agile Software Development
2 496 (16.17%) Business Intelligence
3 492 (16.04%) MVC
4 391 (12.75%) ETL
5 383 (12.49%) TDD
6 264 (8.61%) Migration
7 251 (8.18%) Scrum
8 220 (7.17%) Data Modelling
9 218 (7.11%) OO
10 215 (7.01%) Performance Tuning
11 199 (6.49%) ITIL
12 191 (6.23%) Continuous Integration
13 188 (6.13%) DevOps
14 176 (5.74%) CRM
15 174 (5.67%) BDD
16 163 (5.31%) Project Management
17 153 (4.99%) Analytics
18 139 (4.53%) High Availability
18 139 (4.53%) SDLC
18 139 (4.53%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 1696 (55.30%) SQL
2 1123 (36.62%) C#
3 587 (19.14%) JavaScript
4 541 (17.64%) T-SQL
5 375 (12.23%) Java
6 278 (9.06%) PowerShell
7 174 (5.67%) Python
8 122 (3.98%) VBA
9 120 (3.91%) Perl
10 101 (3.29%) PL/SQL
11 100 (3.26%) VB
12 99 (3.23%) VB.NET
13 63 (2.05%) C++
13 63 (2.05%) PHP
14 54 (1.76%) Bash Shell
15 53 (1.73%) C
15 53 (1.73%) Ruby
15 53 (1.73%) Shell Script
16 37 (1.21%) Scala
16 37 (1.21%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 170 (5.54%) Degree
2 116 (3.78%) Security Cleared
3 63 (2.05%) Microsoft Certification
4 52 (1.70%) SC Cleared
5 40 (1.30%) MCSE
6 37 (1.21%) DV Cleared
7 36 (1.17%) ISEB
8 33 (1.08%) ISTQB
9 22 (0.72%) CCNA
9 22 (0.72%) Cisco Certification
10 18 (0.59%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 16 (0.52%) CISSP
12 15 (0.49%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 14 (0.46%) ITIL Certification
13 14 (0.46%) MCSA
14 12 (0.39%) BPSS Clearance
14 12 (0.39%) CISA
14 12 (0.39%) CISM
14 12 (0.39%) Oracle Certification
15 10 (0.33%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 110 (3.59%) QA
2 64 (2.09%) Data Quality
3 25 (0.82%) SLA
4 23 (0.75%) Solvency II
5 12 (0.39%) Disclosure Scotland
6 7 (0.23%) MiFID
6 7 (0.23%) WCAG
7 4 (0.13%) GAAP
7 4 (0.13%) ISO20022
8 3 (0.098%) HL7
8 3 (0.098%) ISO15022
9 2 (0.065%) COBIT
9 2 (0.065%) DICOM
9 2 (0.065%) Dodd-Frank
9 2 (0.065%) EMIR
9 2 (0.065%) PCI DSS
10 1 (0.033%) GxP
10 1 (0.033%) PMBOK
10 1 (0.033%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 1 (0.033%) WAI
System Software
1 280 (9.13%) Active Directory
2 137 (4.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 59 (1.92%) Hyper-V
4 45 (1.47%) Oracle RAC
5 35 (1.14%) XenApp
6 32 (1.04%) Docker
7 25 (0.82%) NFS
8 21 (0.68%) KVM
9 20 (0.65%) SRDF
10 19 (0.62%) Xen
11 18 (0.59%) VMware ESX
12 17 (0.55%) Virtual Machines
13 16 (0.52%) Virtual Servers
13 16 (0.52%) VMware ESXi
14 14 (0.46%) vSphere
14 14 (0.46%) XenDesktop
15 12 (0.39%) Microsoft App-V
16 11 (0.36%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 10 (0.33%) UAG
18 9 (0.29%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 71 (2.31%) Puppet
2 58 (1.89%) Opscode Chef
3 48 (1.57%) SCCM
4 43 (1.40%) SCOM
5 42 (1.37%) Ansible
6 32 (1.04%) Nagios
7 31 (1.01%) Microsoft Clustering
8 24 (0.78%) HP Quality Center
9 23 (0.75%) Oracle RMAN
10 19 (0.62%) Kibana
11 18 (0.59%) Control-M
12 15 (0.49%) Backup Exec
12 15 (0.49%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
13 11 (0.36%) SCOrch
14 10 (0.33%) Forefront Identity Manager
14 10 (0.33%) ZABBIX
15 9 (0.29%) WSUS
16 8 (0.26%) BladeLogic
16 8 (0.26%) DBAmp
16 8 (0.26%) logstash
Vendors
1 987 (32.18%) Microsoft
2 733 (23.90%) Oracle
3 202 (6.59%) VMware
4 148 (4.83%) IBM
5 131 (4.27%) Sybase
6 100 (3.26%) HP
7 95 (3.10%) Tableau
8 93 (3.03%) Citrix
9 87 (2.84%) Cisco
10 68 (2.22%) TIBCO
11 65 (2.12%) Red Hat
12 62 (2.02%) Cognos
13 59 (1.92%) SAP
14 53 (1.73%) EMC
15 49 (1.60%) Reuters
16 46 (1.50%) Salesforce.com
17 45 (1.47%) NetApp
18 44 (1.43%) Informatica
19 42 (1.37%) Splunk
20 36 (1.17%) EPiServer
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