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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 18 14 15
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +1
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 1877 2359 2334
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 7.71% 9.43% 8.96%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 33.94% 41.53% 43.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 1305 1670 1607
Average daily rate
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£425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £588
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 17 22
Average hourly rate £22.75 £27.97 £28.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.66% -0.99%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £18.19 £17.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.25 £58.45 £40.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.50 £25.73
% change year-on-year
-18.03% +18.53%
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
5531 5680 5414
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 22.73% 22.71% 20.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 3716 3916 3603
Average daily rate £450 £433 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.04% +1.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £305 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 35 66
Average hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £27.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £18.80 £15.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £59.16 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.00 £32.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-4.61% +8.33%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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 29 August 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +1 556 £425 -5.55% 277
Docklands, London +9 9 £575 +18.55%
Bromley +4 7 £305 +12.96%
Croydon +2 6 £438 +30.59% 13
Canary Wharf +12 4 £550 +11.78%
West Drayton - 4 £475 - 1
Kingston Upon Thames +1 3 £276 - 5
Twickenham +4 2 - - 2
Harrow -1 2 £258 - 5
Brentford -3 2 £258 -39.41% 2
Westminster -3 2 £313 -16.66%
Hounslow +2 1 £490 +3.15% 7
Southwark -1 1 £313 -
Wimbledon -2 1 £375 +15.38% 1
Uxbridge -4 1 £450 +5.88%
Hammersmith - 1 £500 - 2
Hackney - 1 - -
Chiswick - 1 £413 -
Mayfair - - - -
Paddington - - - -
Worcester Park - - - -
Ealing - - - - 1
Wembley - - - - 1
Upminster - - - -
Hayes - - - - 1
Hornchurch - - - - 1
Mitcham - - - -
New Malden - - - -
Northwood - - - -
Orpington - - - - 1
Pinner - - - -
Romford - - - - 2
Ruislip - - - - 3
Sidcup - - - - 2
South Croydon - - - -
Surbiton - - - -
Teddington - - - - 1
Thornton Heath - - - -
Dagenham - - - - 1
Enfield - - - - 2
Feltham - - - -
Grays - - - -
Carshalton - - - -
Chessington - - - -
Barking - - - -
Barnet - - - - 2
SQL Server
England

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 1874 (48.00%) SQL
2 1551 (39.73%) .NET
3 1441 (36.91%) C#
4 1123 (28.77%) Microsoft
5 1008 (25.82%) SQL Server 2008
6 902 (23.10%) Finance
7 863 (22.11%) Windows
8 854 (21.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 845 (21.64%) ASP.NET
10 841 (21.54%) Oracle
11 738 (18.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 647 (16.57%) HTML
13 637 (16.32%) JavaScript
14 627 (16.06%) MVC
15 603 (15.45%) T-SQL
16 599 (15.34%) MS Excel
17 593 (15.19%) Banking
18 581 (14.88%) Business Intelligence
19 482 (12.35%) Data Warehouse
20 476 (12.19%) CSS
21 472 (12.09%) TDD
22 470 (12.04%) ETL
23 465 (11.91%) Agile Software Development
24 449 (11.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
25 445 (11.40%) SharePoint
26 424 (10.86%) .NET Framework
27 422 (10.81%) WCF
28 407 (10.43%) SQL Server 2012
29 398 (10.19%) ASP.NET MVC
30 396 (10.14%) jQuery

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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
1 445 (11.40%) SharePoint
2 289 (7.40%) IIS
3 165 (4.23%) CMS
4 147 (3.77%) SharePoint 2010
5 138 (3.53%) BizTalk Server
6 121 (3.10%) MS Exchange
7 104 (2.66%) SharePoint 2013
8 99 (2.54%) Umbraco
9 84 (2.15%) WebSphere
10 71 (1.82%) Tomcat
11 69 (1.77%) Exchange Server 2010
12 63 (1.61%) Apache
13 59 (1.51%) SAS
13 59 (1.51%) Sitecore CMS
14 46 (1.18%) Lync
15 43 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2007
16 40 (1.02%) WebLogic
17 37 (0.95%) Node.js
18 34 (0.87%) SharePoint Server
19 23 (0.59%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 599 (15.34%) MS Excel
2 132 (3.38%) MS Office
3 39 (1.00%) PowerPivot
4 35 (0.90%) MS PowerPoint
5 34 (0.87%) MS Project
6 29 (0.74%) MS Visio
7 23 (0.59%) InfoPath
8 22 (0.56%) Spreadsheet
9 18 (0.46%) Photoshop
10 15 (0.38%) SPSS
11 6 (0.15%) Stata
11 6 (0.15%) Adobe Illustrator
12 2 (0.051%) Fireworks
13 1 (0.026%) AutoCAD
13 1 (0.026%) Acrobat
13 1 (0.026%) FastStats
13 1 (0.026%) GIMP
Business Applications
1 91 (2.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 63 (1.61%) Markit EDM
3 40 (1.02%) Dynamics AX
4 24 (0.61%) Google Analytics
5 21 (0.54%) Oracle EBS
6 19 (0.49%) Oracle General Ledger
6 19 (0.49%) Oracle Payables
7 18 (0.46%) Oracle Receivables
7 18 (0.46%) Oracle Assets
7 18 (0.46%) Oracle EBS R12
7 18 (0.46%) Cognos TM1
8 15 (0.38%) Cognos Business Intelligence
9 14 (0.36%) Oracle Applications
10 12 (0.31%) Agresso
10 12 (0.31%) SAP Oil and Gas
11 10 (0.26%) RMDS
11 10 (0.26%) Dynamics NAV
12 8 (0.20%) SimCorp Dimension
12 8 (0.20%) Remedy ITSM
13 7 (0.18%) IntelliMatch
Cloud Services
1 117 (3.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 35 (0.90%) Office 365
3 27 (0.69%) PaaS
4 22 (0.56%) Amazon AWS
5 19 (0.49%) SaaS
6 16 (0.41%) Cloud Computing
7 13 (0.33%) Amazon EC2
8 8 (0.20%) GitHub
9 7 (0.18%) IaaS
10 2 (0.051%) Heroku
11 1 (0.026%) CloudFront
11 1 (0.026%) Gitorious
11 1 (0.026%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 122 (3.13%) SAN
2 108 (2.77%) DNS
3 101 (2.59%) Firewall
4 89 (2.28%) Internet
5 76 (1.95%) TCP/IP
6 67 (1.72%) HTTP
7 62 (1.59%) DHCP
8 49 (1.26%) WAN
9 44 (1.13%) VPN
9 44 (1.13%) NAS
10 40 (1.02%) LDAP
10 40 (1.02%) LAN
11 36 (0.92%) Intranet
12 33 (0.85%) VLAN
13 27 (0.69%) Network Security
13 27 (0.69%) FTP
14 26 (0.67%) SSL
15 21 (0.54%) Extranet
16 18 (0.46%) Cisco ASA
17 17 (0.44%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1008 (25.82%) SQL Server 2008
2 854 (21.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 738 (18.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 482 (12.35%) Data Warehouse
5 449 (11.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 407 (10.43%) SQL Server 2012
7 342 (8.76%) SQL Server 2005
8 288 (7.38%) Relational Database
9 205 (5.25%) Oracle Database
10 159 (4.07%) MySQL
11 122 (3.13%) QlikView
12 117 (3.00%) RDBMS
13 101 (2.59%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 95 (2.43%) SQL Server 2000
15 94 (2.41%) OLAP
16 88 (2.25%) Oracle Database 11g
17 87 (2.23%) DB2
18 84 (2.15%) Big Data
19 77 (1.97%) Data Mining
20 66 (1.69%) DTS
Development Applications
1 324 (8.30%) Visual Studio
2 248 (6.35%) Team Foundation Server
3 127 (3.25%) NUnit
4 125 (3.20%) Subversion
5 95 (2.43%) Git (software)
5 95 (2.43%) TeamCity
6 73 (1.87%) JIRA
7 63 (1.61%) SpecFlow
8 62 (1.59%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 54 (1.38%) Rhino Mocks
10 53 (1.36%) Maven
11 51 (1.31%) Selenium
12 45 (1.15%) Jenkins
13 43 (1.10%) MSTest
14 36 (0.92%) JUnit
15 32 (0.82%) Mercurial
16 25 (0.64%) Moq
16 25 (0.64%) MSBuild
17 21 (0.54%) Visual Studio Team System
17 21 (0.54%) Eclipse
General
1 902 (23.10%) Finance
2 593 (15.19%) Banking
3 263 (6.74%) Investment Banking
4 213 (5.46%) Front Office
5 188 (4.82%) Retail
6 112 (2.87%) Marketing
7 92 (2.36%) Back Office
8 60 (1.54%) Telecoms
9 59 (1.51%) Advertising
10 51 (1.31%) Financial Institution
11 50 (1.28%) Legal
12 39 (1.00%) Publishing
13 28 (0.72%) Law
13 28 (0.72%) Retail Banking
14 26 (0.67%) Billing
15 18 (0.46%) Games
16 13 (0.33%) Manufacturing
16 13 (0.33%) German Language
17 12 (0.31%) General Ledger
17 12 (0.31%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 2040 (52.25%) Developer
2 606 (15.52%) .NET Developer
3 535 (13.70%) Analyst
4 470 (12.04%) C# Developer
5 326 (8.35%) SQL Developer
6 259 (6.63%) DBA
7 236 (6.05%) C# .NET Developer
8 226 (5.79%) Senior Developer
8 226 (5.79%) Architect
9 209 (5.35%) Consultant
10 180 (4.61%) Business Intelligence Developer
11 177 (4.53%) SQL DBA
12 142 (3.64%) ASP.NET Developer
13 122 (3.13%) Applications Support
14 117 (3.00%) Support Analyst
15 111 (2.84%) Business Analyst
15 111 (2.84%) SQL Server Developer
16 99 (2.54%) Senior .NET Developer
17 97 (2.48%) Data Analyst
18 95 (2.43%) SQL Server DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1551 (39.73%) .NET
2 845 (21.64%) ASP.NET
3 647 (16.57%) HTML
4 476 (12.19%) CSS
5 424 (10.86%) .NET Framework
6 422 (10.81%) WCF
7 398 (10.19%) ASP.NET MVC
8 396 (10.14%) jQuery
9 356 (9.12%) Web Services
9 356 (9.12%) XML
10 217 (5.56%) HTML5
11 215 (5.51%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 208 (5.33%) WPF
13 172 (4.41%) Ajax
14 134 (3.43%) ASP.NET MVC 4
15 125 (3.20%) LINQ
16 118 (3.02%) JSON
17 107 (2.74%) Middleware
18 102 (2.61%) CSS3
19 101 (2.59%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 128 (3.28%) Computer Science
2 117 (3.00%) NHS
3 108 (2.77%) Fixed Income
3 108 (2.77%) Clustering
4 99 (2.54%) Derivative
5 96 (2.46%) Replication
6 79 (2.02%) Data Integration
7 78 (2.00%) Visualisation
7 78 (2.00%) Management Information System
8 57 (1.46%) Enterprise Software
9 50 (1.28%) Credit Risk
10 47 (1.20%) Market Risk
10 47 (1.20%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 44 (1.13%) Client/Server
11 44 (1.13%) Hedge funds
12 41 (1.05%) Equities
13 32 (0.82%) Statistics
14 30 (0.77%) Open Source
14 30 (0.77%) Mobile App
15 29 (0.74%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 863 (22.11%) Windows
2 291 (7.45%) Windows Server 2008
3 261 (6.69%) Linux
4 200 (5.12%) UNIX
5 159 (4.07%) Windows Server 2003
6 82 (2.10%) Windows 7
7 79 (2.02%) Windows Server 2012
8 55 (1.41%) Solaris
9 54 (1.38%) Windows XP
10 46 (1.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 31 (0.79%) AIX
12 20 (0.51%) Android
13 19 (0.49%) Windows 2000
14 18 (0.46%) Apple iOS
15 14 (0.36%) Windows 8
16 13 (0.33%) Oracle Linux
17 11 (0.28%) SUSE
18 9 (0.23%) Windows Vista
19 6 (0.15%) CentOS
20 4 (0.10%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 627 (16.06%) MVC
2 581 (14.88%) Business Intelligence
3 472 (12.09%) TDD
4 470 (12.04%) ETL
5 465 (11.91%) Agile Software Development
6 318 (8.15%) Migration
7 286 (7.33%) Data Modelling
8 267 (6.84%) Scrum
9 250 (6.40%) OO
10 235 (6.02%) ITIL
11 214 (5.48%) Performance Tuning
12 187 (4.79%) E-Commerce
13 185 (4.74%) Analytics
14 183 (4.69%) Web Development
15 175 (4.48%) CRM
16 174 (4.46%) Continuous Integration
17 173 (4.43%) Unit Testing
18 165 (4.23%) Asset Management
19 160 (4.10%) Project Management
20 147 (3.77%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 1874 (48.00%) SQL
2 1441 (36.91%) C#
3 637 (16.32%) JavaScript
4 603 (15.45%) T-SQL
5 306 (7.84%) Java
6 198 (5.07%) PowerShell
7 147 (3.77%) PL/SQL
8 145 (3.71%) VBA
9 103 (2.64%) VB.NET
10 101 (2.59%) C++
11 100 (2.56%) VB
12 94 (2.41%) Python
13 86 (2.20%) Perl
14 82 (2.10%) VBScript
15 64 (1.64%) Shell Script
16 52 (1.33%) C
17 50 (1.28%) PHP
18 31 (0.79%) Ruby
19 26 (0.67%) Bash Shell
20 16 (0.41%) VC++
Qualifications
1 315 (8.07%) Degree
2 141 (3.61%) Microsoft Certification
3 80 (2.05%) Security Cleared
4 64 (1.64%) MCITP
5 52 (1.33%) SC Cleared
6 50 (1.28%) MCSE
7 38 (0.97%) MCTS
8 26 (0.67%) ITIL Certification
9 24 (0.61%) ISEB
10 17 (0.44%) MCDBA
11 16 (0.41%) MCP
12 15 (0.38%) MCSD
12 15 (0.38%) MCSA
12 15 (0.38%) DV Cleared
13 14 (0.36%) Cisco Certification
14 12 (0.31%) CCNA
15 11 (0.28%) Oracle Certification
15 11 (0.28%) ISTQB
15 11 (0.28%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 10 (0.26%) OCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 124 (3.18%) QA
2 47 (1.20%) Data Quality
3 41 (1.05%) SLA
4 21 (0.54%) ISO 9001
5 19 (0.49%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 15 (0.38%) Basel III
7 11 (0.28%) EMIR
8 9 (0.23%) PCI DSS
9 7 (0.18%) Dodd-Frank
9 7 (0.18%) Solvency II
9 7 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 6 (0.15%) MiFID
11 2 (0.051%) COREP
11 2 (0.051%) FINREP
12 1 (0.026%) CRD IV
12 1 (0.026%) HL7
12 1 (0.026%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 1 (0.026%) COBIT
12 1 (0.026%) Basel II
12 1 (0.026%) TickIT
System Software
1 275 (7.04%) Active Directory
2 135 (3.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 68 (1.74%) vSphere
4 66 (1.69%) Oracle RAC
5 52 (1.33%) VMware ESX
6 47 (1.20%) Hyper-V
7 41 (1.05%) XenApp
8 39 (1.00%) Oracle RMAN
9 19 (0.49%) ISA Server
10 16 (0.41%) VMware ESXi
10 16 (0.41%) vCloud
11 14 (0.36%) XenServer
12 9 (0.23%) XenDesktop
12 9 (0.23%) UAG
12 9 (0.23%) FreeRADIUS
12 9 (0.23%) Terminal Services
12 9 (0.23%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 7 (0.18%) NFS
13 7 (0.18%) Xen
13 7 (0.18%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 54 (1.38%) SCCM
2 46 (1.18%) SCOM
2 46 (1.18%) Data Guard
3 38 (0.97%) Puppet
4 35 (0.90%) Control-M
5 27 (0.69%) Tivoli
6 19 (0.49%) Backup Exec
7 12 (0.31%) BladeLogic
8 10 (0.26%) HP Quality Center
9 9 (0.23%) Opscode Chef
9 9 (0.23%) ITRS Geneos
9 9 (0.23%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 8 (0.20%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 8 (0.20%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 8 (0.20%) OpenView
10 8 (0.20%) Nagios
11 7 (0.18%) BMC PATROL
11 7 (0.18%) WMI
11 7 (0.18%) AppDNA
12 6 (0.15%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
Vendors
1 1123 (28.77%) Microsoft
2 841 (21.54%) Oracle
3 253 (6.48%) VMware
4 177 (4.53%) Sybase
5 142 (3.64%) Business Objects
6 128 (3.28%) Citrix
7 98 (2.51%) IBM
8 91 (2.33%) Informatica
9 84 (2.15%) Cognos
10 82 (2.10%) Cisco
11 81 (2.07%) Tableau
12 78 (2.00%) HP
13 74 (1.90%) Sitecore
14 62 (1.59%) SAP
15 54 (1.38%) JBoss
16 44 (1.13%) EPiServer
17 43 (1.10%) TIBCO
18 40 (1.02%) NetApp
18 40 (1.02%) Red Hat
19 38 (0.97%) Teradata
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