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 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 16 17 13
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -4
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 1824 2039 2071
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 8.01% 8.57% 9.91%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 35.79% 36.99% 43.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 1427 1444 1478
Average daily rate
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£425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £560 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 14 24
Average hourly rate £27.50 £27.87 £28.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.32% -2.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.84 £18.00 £19.72
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.70 £55.40 £47.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.25 £29.50 £25.25
% change year-on-year
-14.40% +16.83%
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
5097 5513 4760
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 22.40% 23.17% 22.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 3705 3860 3323
Average daily rate £425 £430 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.16% +1.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £315 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £576
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £330 £335
% change year-on-year
+9.84% -1.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 33 48
Average hourly rate £30.00 £32.75 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.39% +19.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £18.00 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £57.50 £48.28
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £28.00 £30.75
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -8.94%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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 24 December 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
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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 -1 482 £425 - 209
Harrow - 9 £325 - 2
Brentford 0 8 £245 -34.66% 1
Feltham +2 7 £272 -56.48%
Docklands, London +8 5 £363 -34.09%
Bromley +4 5 £345 -25.20%
Enfield 0 5 £250 - 1
Croydon -8 5 £400 -0.12% 3
Canary Wharf -8 4 £375 -25.00% 1
Kingston Upon Thames -9 3 £375 +68.53% 2
Hammersmith +2 2 - - 1
Uxbridge -1 2 £263 -48.52% 3
Wimbledon - 2 £275 - 1
South Croydon - 2 £212 -
Twickenham +1 1 £360 -10.28%
Hounslow +1 1 £225 -40.00%
Hackney - 1 - -
Paddington - - - -
Southwark - - - -
Stanmore - - - -
Mayfair - - - -
Wembley - - - -
West Drayton - - - - 1
Worcester Park - - - -
Greenwich - - - -
Hornchurch - - - -
Orpington - - - -
Pinner - - - -
Romford - - - - 1
Sidcup - - - -
Dagenham - - - -
Greenford - - - -
Chessington - - - - 3
Barnet - - - - 1
Beckenham - - - -
SQL Server
England

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 1868 (50.72%) SQL
2 1461 (39.67%) .NET
3 1345 (36.52%) C#
4 1147 (31.14%) Microsoft
5 839 (22.78%) SQL Server 2008
6 833 (22.62%) Finance
7 825 (22.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 807 (21.91%) Agile Software Development
9 797 (21.64%) Windows
10 754 (20.47%) Oracle
11 714 (19.39%) ASP.NET
12 659 (17.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 617 (16.75%) T-SQL
14 603 (16.37%) JavaScript
15 602 (16.35%) HTML
16 591 (16.05%) MVC
17 589 (15.99%) MS Excel
18 564 (15.31%) Business Intelligence
19 545 (14.80%) Banking
20 455 (12.35%) Data Warehouse
21 444 (12.06%) ETL
22 426 (11.57%) TDD
23 418 (11.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
24 413 (11.21%) CSS
25 396 (10.75%) SQL Server 2012
26 386 (10.48%) SharePoint
27 383 (10.40%) .NET Framework
28 381 (10.34%) WCF
29 352 (9.56%) ASP.NET MVC
30 339 (9.20%) Migration

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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
1 386 (10.48%) SharePoint
2 255 (6.92%) IIS
3 116 (3.15%) CMS
4 104 (2.82%) SharePoint 2010
5 102 (2.77%) SharePoint 2013
5 102 (2.77%) MS Exchange
6 93 (2.53%) BizTalk Server
7 91 (2.47%) Apache
8 77 (2.09%) Tomcat
9 66 (1.79%) JBoss
9 66 (1.79%) WebSphere
10 59 (1.60%) Sitecore CMS
11 58 (1.57%) Exchange Server 2010
12 55 (1.49%) Umbraco
13 42 (1.14%) SAS
14 35 (0.95%) SharePoint Server
15 32 (0.87%) Lync
15 32 (0.87%) Node.js
15 32 (0.87%) WebLogic
16 27 (0.73%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 589 (15.99%) MS Excel
2 155 (4.21%) MS Office
3 63 (1.71%) MS Visio
4 48 (1.30%) MS PowerPoint
5 37 (1.00%) PowerPivot
6 29 (0.79%) MS Project
7 18 (0.49%) SPSS
8 13 (0.35%) Photoshop
9 12 (0.33%) Spreadsheet
10 11 (0.30%) InfoPath
11 6 (0.16%) Adobe Illustrator
12 4 (0.11%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 3 (0.081%) Fireworks
14 2 (0.054%) FastStats
15 1 (0.027%) PrintSoft PReS
15 1 (0.027%) Stata
15 1 (0.027%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 111 (3.01%) Dynamics CRM
2 70 (1.90%) Markit EDM
3 24 (0.65%) Dynamics AX
4 23 (0.62%) Agresso
5 21 (0.57%) Oracle EBS
5 21 (0.57%) Dynamics NAV
5 21 (0.57%) SAP BPC
6 11 (0.30%) IntelliMatch
6 11 (0.30%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 11 (0.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 10 (0.27%) Cognos TM1
7 10 (0.27%) Google Analytics
8 8 (0.22%) SimCorp Dimension
8 8 (0.22%) LatentZero
9 7 (0.19%) ION MarketView
10 6 (0.16%) Endur
10 6 (0.16%) RMDS
10 6 (0.16%) BusinessWorks
10 6 (0.16%) Remedy ITSM
10 6 (0.16%) CA Clarity
Cloud Services
1 114 (3.10%) Microsoft Azure
2 49 (1.33%) PaaS
3 28 (0.76%) Office 365
4 26 (0.71%) Amazon AWS
5 16 (0.43%) SaaS
6 9 (0.24%) Cloud Computing
6 9 (0.24%) GitHub
7 8 (0.22%) IaaS
8 6 (0.16%) Amazon EC2
9 3 (0.081%) Amazon S3
10 2 (0.054%) Google Apps
11 1 (0.027%) Route 53
11 1 (0.027%) IBM Blueworks
11 1 (0.027%) SoftLayer
11 1 (0.027%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 138 (3.75%) SAN
2 132 (3.58%) Firewall
3 120 (3.26%) DNS
4 67 (1.82%) TCP/IP
5 63 (1.71%) VPN
6 61 (1.66%) DHCP
6 61 (1.66%) WAN
7 60 (1.63%) HTTP
8 56 (1.52%) Internet
9 54 (1.47%) VLAN
10 47 (1.28%) NAS
11 43 (1.17%) LAN
12 40 (1.09%) Intranet
13 36 (0.98%) FTP
14 34 (0.92%) SSL
15 30 (0.81%) LDAP
16 26 (0.71%) NetScaler
17 23 (0.62%) Network Security
18 21 (0.57%) Cisco ASA
18 21 (0.57%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 839 (22.78%) SQL Server 2008
2 825 (22.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 659 (17.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 455 (12.35%) Data Warehouse
5 418 (11.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 396 (10.75%) SQL Server 2012
7 284 (7.71%) Relational Database
8 257 (6.98%) SQL Server 2005
9 165 (4.48%) MySQL
10 159 (4.32%) Oracle Database
11 134 (3.64%) QlikView
12 127 (3.45%) RDBMS
13 105 (2.85%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 99 (2.69%) OLAP
15 79 (2.14%) Hadoop
16 76 (2.06%) SQL Server 2000
17 73 (1.98%) MS Access
18 72 (1.95%) Big Data
19 71 (1.93%) DB2
20 64 (1.74%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 304 (8.25%) Visual Studio
2 259 (7.03%) Team Foundation Server
3 173 (4.70%) NUnit
4 112 (3.04%) Subversion
5 81 (2.20%) JIRA
6 79 (2.14%) Rhino Mocks
7 64 (1.74%) SpecFlow
8 60 (1.63%) Git (software)
9 52 (1.41%) MSTest
9 52 (1.41%) Moq
10 51 (1.38%) Maven
11 50 (1.36%) TeamCity
12 49 (1.33%) Selenium
13 48 (1.30%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
14 39 (1.06%) Jenkins
14 39 (1.06%) VSS/SourceSafe
15 30 (0.81%) JUnit
16 27 (0.73%) Ant
17 24 (0.65%) Eclipse
18 23 (0.62%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
General
1 833 (22.62%) Finance
2 545 (14.80%) Banking
3 247 (6.71%) Investment Banking
4 201 (5.46%) Front Office
5 132 (3.58%) Retail
6 93 (2.53%) Marketing
7 75 (2.04%) Back Office
8 70 (1.90%) Telecoms
9 60 (1.63%) Legal
10 59 (1.60%) Advertising
11 36 (0.98%) Law
12 28 (0.76%) Publishing
13 24 (0.65%) Billing
14 21 (0.57%) Financial Institution
15 17 (0.46%) Manufacturing
16 13 (0.35%) Games
16 13 (0.35%) Pharmaceutical
17 9 (0.24%) Local Government
18 8 (0.22%) Retail Banking
18 8 (0.22%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 1877 (50.96%) Developer
2 501 (13.60%) .NET Developer
3 496 (13.47%) Analyst
4 354 (9.61%) C# Developer
5 326 (8.85%) SQL Developer
6 290 (7.87%) Architect
7 220 (5.97%) DBA
8 197 (5.35%) Senior Developer
9 192 (5.21%) Consultant
10 185 (5.02%) SQL DBA
11 167 (4.53%) C# .NET Developer
12 154 (4.18%) Business Intelligence Developer
13 127 (3.45%) Applications Support
14 108 (2.93%) Data Analyst
15 99 (2.69%) Support Analyst
15 99 (2.69%) Business Analyst
16 92 (2.50%) Java Developer
17 90 (2.44%) ASP.NET Developer
18 88 (2.39%) Web Developer
19 83 (2.25%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1461 (39.67%) .NET
2 714 (19.39%) ASP.NET
3 602 (16.35%) HTML
4 413 (11.21%) CSS
5 383 (10.40%) .NET Framework
6 381 (10.34%) WCF
7 352 (9.56%) ASP.NET MVC
8 336 (9.12%) jQuery
9 315 (8.55%) XML
10 268 (7.28%) Web Services
11 230 (6.24%) HTML5
12 219 (5.95%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
13 178 (4.83%) WPF
14 126 (3.42%) Ajax
15 120 (3.26%) AngularJS
16 113 (3.07%) ASP.NET MVC 4
17 107 (2.91%) LINQ
18 105 (2.85%) JSON
19 99 (2.69%) REST
20 98 (2.66%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 298 (8.09%) Analytical Skills
2 133 (3.61%) Computer Science
3 116 (3.15%) Clustering
4 114 (3.10%) Fixed Income
5 101 (2.74%) Visualisation
6 94 (2.55%) NHS
7 93 (2.53%) Replication
8 84 (2.28%) Management Information System
9 83 (2.25%) Derivative
10 66 (1.79%) Data Integration
11 57 (1.55%) Enterprise Software
11 57 (1.55%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 47 (1.28%) Credit Risk
13 46 (1.25%) Inversion of Control
13 46 (1.25%) User Experience
14 41 (1.11%) N-Tier
15 40 (1.09%) Equities
15 40 (1.09%) Open Source
16 38 (1.03%) Hedge funds
17 36 (0.98%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 797 (21.64%) Windows
2 273 (7.41%) Linux
3 272 (7.39%) Windows Server 2008
4 190 (5.16%) UNIX
5 154 (4.18%) Windows Server 2003
6 114 (3.10%) Windows Server 2012
7 77 (2.09%) Windows 7
8 56 (1.52%) Windows XP
9 43 (1.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 41 (1.11%) AIX
11 32 (0.87%) Solaris
12 26 (0.71%) SUSE
13 21 (0.57%) Apple iOS
14 19 (0.52%) Android
15 18 (0.49%) Windows 8
16 17 (0.46%) CentOS
17 15 (0.41%) Windows Vista
18 12 (0.33%) Oracle Linux
19 7 (0.19%) Mac OS X
19 7 (0.19%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 807 (21.91%) Agile Software Development
2 591 (16.05%) MVC
3 564 (15.31%) Business Intelligence
4 444 (12.06%) ETL
5 426 (11.57%) TDD
6 339 (9.20%) Migration
7 327 (8.88%) Scrum
8 284 (7.71%) Data Modelling
9 228 (6.19%) OO
10 211 (5.73%) Performance Tuning
11 195 (5.29%) CRM
12 184 (5.00%) ITIL
13 160 (4.34%) BDD
14 150 (4.07%) E-Commerce
15 148 (4.02%) Analytics
16 147 (3.99%) Project Management
16 147 (3.99%) Continuous Integration
17 129 (3.50%) Data Migration
18 126 (3.42%) Web Development
19 124 (3.37%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 1868 (50.72%) SQL
2 1345 (36.52%) C#
3 617 (16.75%) T-SQL
4 603 (16.37%) JavaScript
5 333 (9.04%) Java
6 180 (4.89%) PowerShell
7 167 (4.53%) VBA
8 137 (3.72%) PL/SQL
9 124 (3.37%) VB
10 113 (3.07%) VB.NET
11 111 (3.01%) C++
12 100 (2.72%) Python
13 86 (2.34%) Shell Script
14 72 (1.95%) Perl
15 69 (1.87%) VBScript
16 52 (1.41%) C
17 50 (1.36%) PHP
18 38 (1.03%) Bash Shell
19 34 (0.92%) Ruby
20 25 (0.68%) F#
Qualifications
1 216 (5.86%) Degree
2 98 (2.66%) Security Cleared
3 88 (2.39%) Microsoft Certification
4 55 (1.49%) SC Cleared
5 31 (0.84%) MCSE
6 28 (0.76%) MCITP
7 22 (0.60%) MCTS
8 16 (0.43%) Cisco Certification
8 16 (0.43%) CCNA
8 16 (0.43%) ISEB
9 14 (0.38%) DV Cleared
10 12 (0.33%) ISTQB
11 9 (0.24%) MCSA
12 8 (0.22%) Siebel Certification
12 8 (0.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 7 (0.19%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 7 (0.19%) CTC Cleared
13 7 (0.19%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 6 (0.16%) CISSP
14 6 (0.16%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 107 (2.91%) QA
2 40 (1.09%) Data Quality
3 33 (0.90%) SLA
4 9 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 6 (0.16%) EMIR
6 5 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 5 (0.14%) MiFID
7 4 (0.11%) ISO 9001
7 4 (0.11%) PCI DSS
7 4 (0.11%) Basel III
8 3 (0.081%) Dodd-Frank
9 2 (0.054%) COREP
9 2 (0.054%) FINREP
9 2 (0.054%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 2 (0.054%) Solvency II
9 2 (0.054%) WCAG
9 2 (0.054%) WAI
9 2 (0.054%) COBIT
10 1 (0.027%) Basel II
10 1 (0.027%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 239 (6.49%) Active Directory
2 154 (4.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 92 (2.50%) vSphere
4 69 (1.87%) Hyper-V
5 58 (1.57%) VMware ESX
6 50 (1.36%) XenApp
7 40 (1.09%) Oracle RAC
8 20 (0.54%) XenDesktop
9 19 (0.52%) Oracle RMAN
10 18 (0.49%) VMware ESXi
11 15 (0.41%) vCloud
12 14 (0.38%) UAG
12 14 (0.38%) NFS
13 12 (0.33%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 11 (0.30%) Terminal Services
14 11 (0.30%) XenServer
14 11 (0.30%) FreeRADIUS
15 10 (0.27%) Firmware
16 9 (0.24%) VMware Server
16 9 (0.24%) Xen
Systems Management
1 76 (2.06%) SCCM
2 56 (1.52%) SCOM
3 46 (1.25%) Control-M
4 43 (1.17%) Puppet
5 37 (1.00%) HP Quality Center
6 24 (0.65%) Opscode Chef
7 22 (0.60%) Backup Exec
8 17 (0.46%) Norton AntiVirus
8 17 (0.46%) ITRS Geneos
9 16 (0.43%) SCVMM
9 16 (0.43%) Data Guard
10 12 (0.33%) Tivoli
10 12 (0.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 11 (0.30%) SCOrch
12 10 (0.27%) NetBackup
13 9 (0.24%) BladeLogic
13 9 (0.24%) EdgeSight
13 9 (0.24%) SCDPM
13 9 (0.24%) Oozie
13 9 (0.24%) Ambari
Vendors
1 1147 (31.14%) Microsoft
2 754 (20.47%) Oracle
3 264 (7.17%) VMware
4 160 (4.34%) Sybase
5 123 (3.34%) Citrix
6 110 (2.99%) IBM
7 109 (2.96%) Business Objects
8 107 (2.91%) Cisco
9 105 (2.85%) Tableau
10 99 (2.69%) HP
11 83 (2.25%) SAP
12 73 (1.98%) Cognos
13 70 (1.90%) Informatica
13 70 (1.90%) Sitecore
14 51 (1.38%) TIBCO
15 49 (1.33%) NetApp
16 46 (1.25%) Red Hat
17 36 (0.98%) Salesforce.com
18 33 (0.90%) EMC
18 33 (0.90%) EPiServer
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