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 10 December 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
10 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 24 18 14
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -4
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 1482 1739 1936
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 6.90% 7.74% 8.24%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 28.91% 31.89% 35.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 1088 1303 1510
Median daily rate £450 £431 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.52% +2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £336
% change year-on-year
- +4.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 13 13
Median hourly rate £19.12 £21.98 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.99% -24.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £16.75 £19.14
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £37.20 £38.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.75 £24.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+37.75% +2.08%
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
5127 5453 5391
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 23.87% 24.27% 22.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 3635 3932 3927
Median daily rate £500 £468 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.95% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +6.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 24 38
Median hourly rate £32.50 £21.99 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+47.81% -20.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £16.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £64.00 £49.00 £39.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £25.00 £33.50
% change year-on-year
+52.00% -25.37%

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 10 December 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 10 December 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 10 December 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 £438 -2.77% 86
Bromley +14 18 £501 +82.00% 2
Kingston Upon Thames +9 10 £393 +17.16% 8
Uxbridge +11 9 £300 -14.28% 2
Docklands, London +1 9 £425 -10.52%
Canary Wharf -8 6 £513 +13.88%
Lewisham - 4 £338 -
Hackney -1 2 £175 -50.00%
Mayfair -1 2 £550 -21.42%
Westminster -4 2 £373 -10.34%
Croydon -27 2 £350 -2.77% 5
Harrow - 2 £400 - 1
Feltham -4 1 - - 1
Greenford - 1 £375 -
SQL Server
England

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 10 December 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 1572 (53.49%) SQL
2 1225 (41.68%) .NET
3 1143 (38.89%) C#
4 974 (33.14%) Microsoft
5 859 (29.23%) Agile Software Development
6 759 (25.83%) Finance
7 694 (23.61%) Windows
8 645 (21.95%) Oracle
9 641 (21.81%) JavaScript
10 603 (20.52%) ASP.NET
11 602 (20.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 539 (18.34%) HTML
12 539 (18.34%) T-SQL
13 512 (17.42%) MVC
14 495 (16.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 479 (16.30%) Business Intelligence
16 440 (14.97%) MS Excel
17 434 (14.77%) Banking
18 421 (14.32%) TDD
19 399 (13.58%) Java
20 370 (12.59%) Data Warehouse
21 368 (12.52%) ETL
22 367 (12.49%) CSS
23 351 (11.94%) SQL Server 2008
24 348 (11.84%) Web Services
25 343 (11.67%) SQL Server 2012
26 324 (11.02%) Linux
27 307 (10.45%) XML
28 306 (10.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
29 305 (10.38%) Microsoft Azure

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
1 226 (7.69%) SharePoint
2 188 (6.40%) IIS
3 86 (2.93%) MS Exchange
4 76 (2.59%) CMS
5 75 (2.55%) Apache
6 73 (2.48%) Tomcat
7 70 (2.38%) BizTalk Server
7 70 (2.38%) WebSphere
8 67 (2.28%) Elasticsearch
9 62 (2.11%) Skype for Business
10 59 (2.01%) Apache Spark
11 56 (1.91%) Confluence
12 53 (1.80%) JBoss
13 45 (1.53%) SharePoint 2013
14 44 (1.50%) SharePoint 2010
15 40 (1.36%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 37 (1.26%) Exchange Server 2010
16 37 (1.26%) Umbraco
17 29 (0.99%) Apache Pig
18 27 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 440 (14.97%) MS Excel
2 87 (2.96%) MS Office
3 29 (0.99%) MS PowerPoint
4 28 (0.95%) Spreadsheet
5 19 (0.65%) MS Project
6 13 (0.44%) MS Visio
7 8 (0.27%) SPSS
8 6 (0.20%) InfoPath
9 5 (0.17%) Adobe Illustrator
9 5 (0.17%) Photoshop
10 2 (0.068%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 2 (0.068%) Mingle
11 1 (0.034%) InDesign
11 1 (0.034%) LaTeX
11 1 (0.034%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 119 (4.05%) Dynamics CRM
2 29 (0.99%) RMDS
3 24 (0.82%) Dynamics AX
4 18 (0.61%) Remedy ITSM
5 16 (0.54%) Adobe Campaign
6 12 (0.41%) Oracle EBS
7 11 (0.37%) Markit EDM
8 8 (0.27%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 7 (0.24%) Dynamics NAV
10 4 (0.14%) Cognos Business Intelligence
10 4 (0.14%) Dynamics GP
10 4 (0.14%) FastStats
10 4 (0.14%) Oracle Retail
10 4 (0.14%) SAP MDM
10 4 (0.14%) thinkFolio
10 4 (0.14%) Unit4 Business World
11 3 (0.10%) Exstream
11 3 (0.10%) nopCommerce
11 3 (0.10%) Oracle BPM
11 3 (0.10%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 305 (10.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 193 (6.57%) Amazon AWS
3 103 (3.50%) Office 365
4 42 (1.43%) IaaS
5 35 (1.19%) PaaS
6 32 (1.09%) Amazon EC2
7 31 (1.05%) GitHub
8 28 (0.95%) SaaS
9 26 (0.88%) Cloud Computing
10 21 (0.71%) Yammer
11 18 (0.61%) Azure Active Directory
12 11 (0.37%) Amazon S3
13 9 (0.31%) Google Cloud Platform
14 8 (0.27%) Data Lake Analytics
15 5 (0.17%) Amazon Kinesis
15 5 (0.17%) AWS CloudFormation
15 5 (0.17%) Google Analytics
15 5 (0.17%) SuccessFactors
16 4 (0.14%) OneDrive
16 4 (0.14%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 98 (3.33%) DNS
2 92 (3.13%) Firewall
3 75 (2.55%) SAN
4 72 (2.45%) HTTP
5 64 (2.18%) TCP/IP
6 59 (2.01%) DHCP
7 54 (1.84%) VPN
8 53 (1.80%) WAN
9 52 (1.77%) LAN
10 46 (1.57%) Internet
11 39 (1.33%) NAS
12 35 (1.19%) LDAP
13 29 (0.99%) Intranet
14 26 (0.88%) SSL
15 21 (0.71%) Network Security
16 19 (0.65%) Skype
17 17 (0.58%) Fibre Channel
18 16 (0.54%) DMZ
18 16 (0.54%) iSCSI
18 16 (0.54%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 602 (20.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 495 (16.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 370 (12.59%) Data Warehouse
4 351 (11.94%) SQL Server 2008
5 343 (11.67%) SQL Server 2012
6 306 (10.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 271 (9.22%) Relational Database
8 179 (6.09%) SQL Server 2014
9 175 (5.95%) Hadoop
10 173 (5.89%) MongoDB
11 172 (5.85%) MySQL
12 164 (5.58%) NoSQL
13 148 (5.04%) Big Data
14 104 (3.54%) Oracle Database
15 96 (3.27%) RDBMS
16 84 (2.86%) SQL Server 2005
17 83 (2.82%) Power BI
18 79 (2.69%) PostgreSQL
19 77 (2.62%) QlikView
20 57 (1.94%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 250 (8.51%) Team Foundation Server
2 186 (6.33%) Visual Studio
3 182 (6.19%) Git (software)
4 131 (4.46%) Subversion
5 121 (4.12%) JIRA
6 107 (3.64%) TeamCity
7 87 (2.96%) Jenkins
8 59 (2.01%) NUnit
9 58 (1.97%) Octopus Deploy
10 40 (1.36%) JUnit
10 40 (1.36%) SpecFlow
11 36 (1.22%) Eclipse
12 33 (1.12%) Maven
12 33 (1.12%) Selenium
13 28 (0.95%) MSTest
14 27 (0.92%) Gradle
15 22 (0.75%) gulp
15 22 (0.75%) Hudson
16 21 (0.71%) ClearCase
16 21 (0.71%) Moq
General
1 759 (25.83%) Finance
2 434 (14.77%) Banking
3 143 (4.87%) Front Office
4 134 (4.56%) Retail
5 112 (3.81%) Investment Banking
6 89 (3.03%) Marketing
7 81 (2.76%) Back Office
8 74 (2.52%) Financial Institution
9 50 (1.70%) Advertising
10 49 (1.67%) Law
10 49 (1.67%) Legal
11 18 (0.61%) Retail Banking
11 18 (0.61%) Telecoms
12 14 (0.48%) Billing
12 14 (0.48%) Corporate Banking
13 12 (0.41%) Games
13 12 (0.41%) Publishing
14 10 (0.34%) Pharmaceutical
15 8 (0.27%) Manufacturing
16 6 (0.20%) Military
Job Titles
1 1532 (52.13%) Developer
2 484 (16.47%) .NET Developer
3 444 (15.11%) C# Developer
4 397 (13.51%) SQL Developer
5 313 (10.65%) Analyst
6 289 (9.83%) C# .NET Developer
7 277 (9.42%) Architect
8 161 (5.48%) Senior Developer
9 158 (5.38%) Java Developer
10 147 (5.00%) SQL Server Developer
11 146 (4.97%) ASP.NET Developer
12 144 (4.90%) DBA
13 130 (4.42%) Consultant
14 127 (4.32%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
15 121 (4.12%) Business Intelligence Developer
16 105 (3.57%) C# ASP.NET Developer
17 102 (3.47%) SQL DBA
17 102 (3.47%) SSIS Developer
18 98 (3.33%) Administrator
19 91 (3.10%) SQL Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1225 (41.68%) .NET
2 603 (20.52%) ASP.NET
3 539 (18.34%) HTML
4 367 (12.49%) CSS
5 348 (11.84%) Web Services
6 307 (10.45%) XML
7 297 (10.11%) ASP.NET MVC
8 293 (9.97%) AngularJS
9 266 (9.05%) .NET Framework
10 255 (8.68%) jQuery
11 228 (7.76%) WCF
12 201 (6.84%) HTML5
13 159 (5.41%) ASP.NET Web API
14 154 (5.24%) WPF
15 143 (4.87%) RESTful
16 142 (4.83%) REST
17 133 (4.53%) Entity Framework
18 121 (4.12%) JSON
19 96 (3.27%) SOAP
20 95 (3.23%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 225 (7.66%) Analytical Skills
2 126 (4.29%) Management Information System
3 103 (3.50%) Fixed Income
4 85 (2.89%) Computer Science
5 77 (2.62%) Data Centre
6 72 (2.45%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 70 (2.38%) Visualisation
8 67 (2.28%) Clustering
9 66 (2.25%) Data Structures
10 60 (2.04%) Equities
11 56 (1.91%) Data Integration
11 56 (1.91%) Enterprise Software
12 46 (1.57%) User Experience
13 44 (1.50%) Derivative
13 44 (1.50%) Mathematics
13 44 (1.50%) Replication
14 38 (1.29%) Fintech
14 38 (1.29%) Mobile App
14 38 (1.29%) Public Cloud
15 37 (1.26%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 694 (23.61%) Windows
2 324 (11.02%) Linux
3 249 (8.47%) Windows Server
4 177 (6.02%) Unix
5 133 (4.53%) Windows Server 2008
6 127 (4.32%) Windows Server 2012
7 43 (1.46%) Solaris
8 42 (1.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 42 (1.43%) Windows Server 2003
9 37 (1.26%) Windows 7
10 36 (1.22%) Windows 10
11 30 (1.02%) Android
12 25 (0.85%) Apple iOS
13 19 (0.65%) AIX
14 17 (0.58%) Windows XP
15 15 (0.51%) Windows 8
15 15 (0.51%) Windows Phone
16 12 (0.41%) CentOS
16 12 (0.41%) Windows Phone 8
17 10 (0.34%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 859 (29.23%) Agile Software Development
2 512 (17.42%) MVC
3 479 (16.30%) Business Intelligence
4 421 (14.32%) TDD
5 368 (12.52%) ETL
6 258 (8.78%) Scrum
7 253 (8.61%) Migration
8 219 (7.45%) Data Modelling
9 212 (7.21%) CRM
10 208 (7.08%) OO
11 187 (6.36%) Analytics
11 187 (6.36%) BDD
12 184 (6.26%) DevOps
13 174 (5.92%) Continuous Integration
14 155 (5.27%) Unit Testing
15 154 (5.24%) Performance Tuning
16 138 (4.70%) Web Development
17 137 (4.66%) Project Management
18 134 (4.56%) E-Commerce
19 128 (4.36%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 1572 (53.49%) SQL
2 1143 (38.89%) C#
3 641 (21.81%) JavaScript
4 539 (18.34%) T-SQL
5 399 (13.58%) Java
6 205 (6.98%) PowerShell
7 182 (6.19%) Python
8 111 (3.78%) VB.NET
9 105 (3.57%) VBA
10 76 (2.59%) C
11 75 (2.55%) Perl
11 75 (2.55%) PL/SQL
12 66 (2.25%) Scala
13 62 (2.11%) VB
14 58 (1.97%) Shell Script
15 52 (1.77%) PHP
16 51 (1.74%) Ruby
17 37 (1.26%) C++
17 37 (1.26%) R
18 28 (0.95%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 182 (6.19%) Degree
2 120 (4.08%) Security Cleared
3 50 (1.70%) DV Cleared
4 48 (1.63%) SC Cleared
5 45 (1.53%) Microsoft Certification
6 25 (0.85%) MCSE
7 18 (0.61%) Cisco Certification
8 17 (0.58%) CCNA
8 17 (0.58%) MCITP
9 16 (0.54%) CISSP
10 13 (0.44%) ISEB
10 13 (0.44%) ISTQB
10 13 (0.44%) MCTS
11 12 (0.41%) CTC Cleared
12 11 (0.37%) MCSA
12 11 (0.37%) Oracle Certification
13 9 (0.31%) CISA
13 9 (0.31%) CISM
14 7 (0.24%) ITIL Certification
14 7 (0.24%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 104 (3.54%) QA
2 63 (2.14%) Data Quality
3 24 (0.82%) SLA
4 15 (0.51%) PCI DSS
5 13 (0.44%) Solvency II
6 9 (0.31%) MiFID
7 6 (0.20%) Basel III
7 6 (0.20%) EMIR
7 6 (0.20%) WCAG
8 5 (0.17%) CRD IV
8 5 (0.17%) Disclosure Scotland
9 4 (0.14%) GAAP
9 4 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 4 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 2 (0.068%) COBIT
11 1 (0.034%) BS7799
11 1 (0.034%) Dodd-Frank
11 1 (0.034%) GxP
11 1 (0.034%) HL7
System Software
1 305 (10.38%) Active Directory
2 112 (3.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 65 (2.21%) Hyper-V
4 44 (1.50%) Docker
5 34 (1.16%) Oracle RAC
6 32 (1.09%) XenApp
7 29 (0.99%) Virtual Machines
8 28 (0.95%) vSphere
9 24 (0.82%) NFS
10 20 (0.68%) VMware ESX
11 19 (0.65%) VMware ESXi
12 18 (0.61%) KVM
13 17 (0.58%) SRDF
13 17 (0.58%) Xen
14 13 (0.44%) HDFS
15 12 (0.41%) Apache Flume
16 10 (0.34%) Virtual Servers
17 7 (0.24%) XenDesktop
18 5 (0.17%) Microsoft App-V
18 5 (0.17%) Samba
Systems Management
1 59 (2.01%) Opscode Chef
2 58 (1.97%) SCCM
3 50 (1.70%) SCOM
4 47 (1.60%) Ansible
5 30 (1.02%) Puppet
6 22 (0.75%) Nagios
7 18 (0.61%) Microsoft Intune
8 16 (0.54%) Control-M
9 15 (0.51%) Microsoft Clustering
9 15 (0.51%) Oozie
10 12 (0.41%) Oracle RMAN
11 11 (0.37%) SCOrch
12 10 (0.34%) WMI
12 10 (0.34%) WSUS
13 9 (0.31%) Hadoop YARN
13 9 (0.31%) ITRS Geneos
13 9 (0.31%) Nessus
14 8 (0.27%) CA Single Sign-On
14 8 (0.27%) Data Guard
14 8 (0.27%) DBAmp
Vendors
1 974 (33.14%) Microsoft
2 645 (21.95%) Oracle
3 177 (6.02%) VMware
4 152 (5.17%) Sybase
5 131 (4.46%) Tableau
6 102 (3.47%) IBM
6 102 (3.47%) SAP
7 82 (2.79%) Cisco
8 79 (2.69%) Salesforce.com
9 78 (2.65%) Citrix
10 61 (2.08%) HP
11 51 (1.74%) TIBCO
12 46 (1.57%) NetApp
13 43 (1.46%) Sitecore
14 41 (1.40%) Cognos
15 39 (1.33%) EMC
16 38 (1.29%) Adobe
17 37 (1.26%) Teradata
18 34 (1.16%) Red Hat
19 32 (1.09%) Atlassian
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