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 January 2015 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 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 15 17 12
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -5
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 1714 1874 2052
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 8.29% 8.57% 10.42%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 36.37% 37.65% 44.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 1316 1301 1459
Average daily rate
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£425 £413 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -1.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £285 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +3.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 15 20
Average hourly rate £20.00 £27.50 £29.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.27% -7.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £16.53 £19.62
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £54.70 £49.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.69 £29.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-2.74% +7.27%
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
4713 4977 4615
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 22.79% 22.77% 23.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 3355 3433 3196
Average daily rate £450 £435 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +2.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £300 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 32 43
Average hourly rate £20.00 £28.75 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.43% +4.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £18.00 £18.79
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.20 £104.75 £49.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £27.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+21.81% -9.83%

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 January 2015.

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 January 2015.

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 January 2015. 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 -1 474 £405 -4.70% 266
Croydon -11 7 £400 -3.61% 6
Brentford -2 6 £240 -29.41% 2
Docklands, London +4 4 £325 -39.25% 1
Harrow 0 4 £325 +51.16% 1
Enfield -2 4 £250 - 2
Sidcup - 4 £270 -
Canary Wharf -1 3 £650 +25.00%
South Croydon - 3 £212 - 2
Hounslow - 3 £313 - 1
Bromley +2 2 £325 +46.06% 1
Hammersmith -3 2 - - 2
Kingston Upon Thames -8 2 £500 +122.22% 7
Wimbledon +1 1 £175 -41.66% 3
Chiswick +1 1 - -
Ealing 0 1 £400 +14.28% 1
Uxbridge -3 1 £263 -44.73% 3
Twickenham - 1 £200 - 1
Isleworth - 1 £483 - 1
Hackney - 1 - -
Paddington - 1 £475 - 1
Southwark - - - -
Greenwich - - - -
Mayfair - - - -
Beckenham - - - -
Hayes - - - - 3
Chessington - - - - 2
Greenford - - - -
Morden - - - -
Romford - - - -
Wembley - - - - 2
West Drayton - - - - 2
SQL Server
England

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, 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 1856 (51.90%) SQL
2 1410 (39.43%) .NET
3 1283 (35.88%) C#
4 1122 (31.38%) Microsoft
5 840 (23.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 838 (23.43%) Finance
7 798 (22.32%) SQL Server 2008
8 795 (22.23%) Agile Software Development
9 793 (22.18%) Windows
10 739 (20.67%) Oracle
11 689 (19.27%) ASP.NET
12 683 (19.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 628 (17.56%) T-SQL
14 592 (16.55%) MS Excel
15 576 (16.11%) JavaScript
16 561 (15.69%) Business Intelligence
17 557 (15.58%) HTML
18 552 (15.44%) MVC
19 494 (13.81%) Banking
20 453 (12.67%) Data Warehouse
21 438 (12.25%) ETL
22 431 (12.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
23 426 (11.91%) TDD
24 395 (11.05%) CSS
25 366 (10.23%) Java
26 362 (10.12%) SharePoint
27 358 (10.01%) .NET Framework
28 352 (9.84%) SQL Server 2012
29 345 (9.65%) WCF
30 333 (9.31%) ASP.NET MVC

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, 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
1 362 (10.12%) SharePoint
2 235 (6.57%) IIS
3 114 (3.19%) MS Exchange
4 113 (3.16%) CMS
5 84 (2.35%) Apache
5 84 (2.35%) BizTalk Server
5 84 (2.35%) SharePoint 2010
6 73 (2.04%) SharePoint 2013
7 70 (1.96%) Tomcat
8 63 (1.76%) WebSphere
8 63 (1.76%) JBoss
8 63 (1.76%) Exchange Server 2010
9 56 (1.57%) Sitecore CMS
10 41 (1.15%) Umbraco
11 34 (0.95%) WebLogic
11 34 (0.95%) Lync
12 32 (0.89%) SharePoint Server
13 30 (0.84%) SAS
14 29 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2007
15 28 (0.78%) Node.js
Applications
1 592 (16.55%) MS Excel
2 163 (4.56%) MS Office
3 75 (2.10%) MS Visio
4 62 (1.73%) MS PowerPoint
5 33 (0.92%) MS Project
6 31 (0.87%) PowerPivot
7 18 (0.50%) SPSS
8 13 (0.36%) InfoPath
9 11 (0.31%) Spreadsheet
9 11 (0.31%) Photoshop
10 6 (0.17%) Adobe Illustrator
10 6 (0.17%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 3 (0.084%) Fireworks
12 1 (0.028%) FastStats
12 1 (0.028%) PrintSoft PReS
Business Applications
1 118 (3.30%) Dynamics CRM
2 72 (2.01%) Markit EDM
3 26 (0.73%) Oracle EBS
4 21 (0.59%) SAP BPC
4 21 (0.59%) Dynamics NAV
4 21 (0.59%) Dynamics AX
5 18 (0.50%) Agresso
6 17 (0.48%) IntelliMatch
7 12 (0.34%) Oracle EBS R12
8 10 (0.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 10 (0.28%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 10 (0.28%) LatentZero
9 9 (0.25%) Cognos TM1
10 8 (0.22%) Endur
10 8 (0.22%) SimCorp Dimension
10 8 (0.22%) ION MarketView
10 8 (0.22%) Remedy ITSM
11 7 (0.20%) Oracle General Ledger
11 7 (0.20%) RMDS
12 6 (0.17%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 118 (3.30%) Microsoft Azure
2 43 (1.20%) PaaS
3 34 (0.95%) Amazon AWS
4 25 (0.70%) Office 365
5 19 (0.53%) SaaS
6 12 (0.34%) GitHub
7 11 (0.31%) Amazon EC2
8 10 (0.28%) IaaS
8 10 (0.28%) Cloud Computing
9 5 (0.14%) Amazon S3
9 5 (0.14%) CloudFront
10 2 (0.056%) Amazon ELB
10 2 (0.056%) Google Apps
10 2 (0.056%) Amazon ElastiCache
10 2 (0.056%) ElastiCache
11 1 (0.028%) Yammer
11 1 (0.028%) IBM Blueworks
11 1 (0.028%) SoftLayer
11 1 (0.028%) Rackspace Cloud
11 1 (0.028%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 133 (3.72%) Firewall
2 132 (3.69%) SAN
3 112 (3.13%) DNS
4 72 (2.01%) VPN
5 65 (1.82%) TCP/IP
6 63 (1.76%) WAN
7 56 (1.57%) DHCP
8 55 (1.54%) Internet
8 55 (1.54%) HTTP
9 53 (1.48%) VLAN
10 46 (1.29%) NAS
11 45 (1.26%) LAN
12 34 (0.95%) LDAP
13 33 (0.92%) FTP
14 27 (0.76%) Intranet
15 26 (0.73%) SSL
15 26 (0.73%) NetScaler
16 21 (0.59%) Network Security
17 19 (0.53%) MPLS
18 17 (0.48%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 840 (23.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 798 (22.32%) SQL Server 2008
3 683 (19.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 453 (12.67%) Data Warehouse
5 431 (12.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 352 (9.84%) SQL Server 2012
7 277 (7.75%) Relational Database
8 240 (6.71%) SQL Server 2005
9 174 (4.87%) MySQL
10 144 (4.03%) Oracle Database
11 125 (3.50%) QlikView
12 114 (3.19%) RDBMS
13 109 (3.05%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 101 (2.82%) OLAP
15 81 (2.27%) SQL Server 2000
16 79 (2.21%) MS Access
17 75 (2.10%) Hadoop
18 74 (2.07%) DB2
19 63 (1.76%) MongoDB
19 63 (1.76%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 281 (7.86%) Visual Studio
2 236 (6.60%) Team Foundation Server
3 175 (4.89%) NUnit
4 110 (3.08%) Subversion
5 84 (2.35%) JIRA
6 74 (2.07%) Rhino Mocks
7 64 (1.79%) Git (software)
8 55 (1.54%) SpecFlow
9 53 (1.48%) MSTest
9 53 (1.48%) Maven
10 50 (1.40%) Selenium
11 49 (1.37%) Moq
12 47 (1.31%) Jenkins
13 43 (1.20%) TeamCity
13 43 (1.20%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
14 42 (1.17%) VSS/SourceSafe
15 36 (1.01%) Ant
16 33 (0.92%) JUnit
17 27 (0.76%) Eclipse
18 26 (0.73%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
General
1 838 (23.43%) Finance
2 494 (13.81%) Banking
3 222 (6.21%) Investment Banking
4 205 (5.73%) Front Office
5 109 (3.05%) Retail
6 79 (2.21%) Back Office
7 73 (2.04%) Telecoms
8 72 (2.01%) Marketing
9 60 (1.68%) Legal
10 47 (1.31%) Advertising
11 28 (0.78%) Law
12 25 (0.70%) Publishing
13 19 (0.53%) Financial Institution
14 17 (0.48%) Billing
15 16 (0.45%) Manufacturing
16 13 (0.36%) Pharmaceutical
17 11 (0.31%) Games
18 10 (0.28%) Retail Banking
18 10 (0.28%) French Language
19 9 (0.25%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 1820 (50.89%) Developer
2 473 (13.23%) .NET Developer
3 471 (13.17%) Analyst
4 338 (9.45%) C# Developer
5 325 (9.09%) SQL Developer
6 297 (8.31%) Architect
7 224 (6.26%) DBA
8 191 (5.34%) Senior Developer
9 188 (5.26%) SQL DBA
10 183 (5.12%) Consultant
11 164 (4.59%) C# .NET Developer
12 152 (4.25%) Business Intelligence Developer
13 120 (3.36%) Applications Support
14 99 (2.77%) Java Developer
15 93 (2.60%) Support Analyst
16 92 (2.57%) Data Analyst
17 86 (2.40%) Web Developer
18 85 (2.38%) ASP.NET Developer
19 83 (2.32%) Business Analyst
20 81 (2.27%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1410 (39.43%) .NET
2 689 (19.27%) ASP.NET
3 557 (15.58%) HTML
4 395 (11.05%) CSS
5 358 (10.01%) .NET Framework
6 345 (9.65%) WCF
7 333 (9.31%) ASP.NET MVC
8 322 (9.00%) jQuery
9 310 (8.67%) XML
10 263 (7.35%) Web Services
11 221 (6.18%) HTML5
12 209 (5.84%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
13 172 (4.81%) WPF
14 119 (3.33%) Ajax
15 114 (3.19%) AngularJS
16 106 (2.96%) ASP.NET MVC 4
17 102 (2.85%) JSON
18 100 (2.80%) XSLT
18 100 (2.80%) REST
19 98 (2.74%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 301 (8.42%) Analytical Skills
2 124 (3.47%) Computer Science
3 113 (3.16%) Clustering
4 109 (3.05%) Fixed Income
5 102 (2.85%) Visualisation
6 97 (2.71%) Derivative
7 87 (2.43%) Replication
8 76 (2.13%) NHS
9 75 (2.10%) Management Information System
10 59 (1.65%) Enterprise Software
11 54 (1.51%) Equities
12 52 (1.45%) Data Integration
13 51 (1.43%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 47 (1.31%) Hedge funds
15 46 (1.29%) Inversion of Control
16 43 (1.20%) User Experience
17 42 (1.17%) Open Source
18 36 (1.01%) N-Tier
19 35 (0.98%) Credit Risk
20 33 (0.92%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 793 (22.18%) Windows
2 279 (7.80%) Linux
3 270 (7.55%) Windows Server 2008
4 184 (5.15%) UNIX
5 146 (4.08%) Windows Server 2003
6 124 (3.47%) Windows Server 2012
7 72 (2.01%) Windows 7
8 55 (1.54%) Windows XP
9 46 (1.29%) AIX
10 41 (1.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 32 (0.89%) Solaris
12 28 (0.78%) Android
13 26 (0.73%) Apple iOS
14 25 (0.70%) CentOS
15 24 (0.67%) SUSE
16 17 (0.48%) Windows 8
17 16 (0.45%) Windows Vista
18 11 (0.31%) Oracle Linux
19 10 (0.28%) Mac OS X
20 8 (0.22%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 795 (22.23%) Agile Software Development
2 561 (15.69%) Business Intelligence
3 552 (15.44%) MVC
4 438 (12.25%) ETL
5 426 (11.91%) TDD
6 326 (9.12%) Migration
7 324 (9.06%) Scrum
8 277 (7.75%) Data Modelling
9 225 (6.29%) OO
10 204 (5.70%) Performance Tuning
11 203 (5.68%) CRM
12 180 (5.03%) ITIL
13 162 (4.53%) BDD
14 151 (4.22%) Continuous Integration
15 149 (4.17%) E-Commerce
16 148 (4.14%) Analytics
17 128 (3.58%) Data Migration
18 127 (3.55%) Project Management
19 119 (3.33%) Change Management
20 117 (3.27%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 1856 (51.90%) SQL
2 1283 (35.88%) C#
3 628 (17.56%) T-SQL
4 576 (16.11%) JavaScript
5 366 (10.23%) Java
6 190 (5.31%) VBA
7 161 (4.50%) PowerShell
8 125 (3.50%) VB
9 117 (3.27%) PL/SQL
10 107 (2.99%) C++
11 106 (2.96%) VB.NET
12 102 (2.85%) Python
13 91 (2.54%) Perl
14 79 (2.21%) Shell Script
15 64 (1.79%) VBScript
16 62 (1.73%) PHP
17 47 (1.31%) Ruby
18 46 (1.29%) C
19 44 (1.23%) Bash Shell
20 28 (0.78%) VB6
Qualifications
1 197 (5.51%) Degree
2 106 (2.96%) Security Cleared
3 70 (1.96%) Microsoft Certification
4 59 (1.65%) SC Cleared
5 25 (0.70%) MCITP
6 23 (0.64%) MCSE
7 20 (0.56%) Cisco Certification
8 19 (0.53%) CCNA
9 18 (0.50%) DV Cleared
10 17 (0.48%) ISEB
11 13 (0.36%) ISTQB
12 12 (0.34%) MCTS
13 11 (0.31%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 10 (0.28%) Sun Certification
15 9 (0.25%) CTC Cleared
15 9 (0.25%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 9 (0.25%) Siebel Certification
16 7 (0.20%) Citrix Certification
17 6 (0.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
18 5 (0.14%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 114 (3.19%) QA
2 35 (0.98%) SLA
3 32 (0.89%) Data Quality
4 9 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 9 (0.25%) ISO 9001
5 6 (0.17%) EMIR
6 5 (0.14%) MiFID
7 3 (0.084%) PCI DSS
7 3 (0.084%) Dodd-Frank
7 3 (0.084%) COBIT
7 3 (0.084%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (0.056%) WCAG
8 2 (0.056%) WAI
8 2 (0.056%) Solvency II
9 1 (0.028%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 1 (0.028%) HL7
9 1 (0.028%) Basel III
9 1 (0.028%) FATCA
9 1 (0.028%) GxP
9 1 (0.028%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 238 (6.66%) Active Directory
2 159 (4.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 98 (2.74%) vSphere
4 62 (1.73%) Hyper-V
5 54 (1.51%) VMware ESX
6 48 (1.34%) XenApp
7 32 (0.89%) Oracle RAC
8 19 (0.53%) vCloud
9 18 (0.50%) XenDesktop
10 17 (0.48%) VMware ESXi
11 15 (0.42%) UAG
12 13 (0.36%) NFS
13 12 (0.34%) Terminal Services
14 11 (0.31%) Firmware
15 10 (0.28%) Xen
15 10 (0.28%) HDFS
15 10 (0.28%) FreeRADIUS
16 9 (0.25%) Citrix Presentation Server
16 9 (0.25%) VMware Server
16 9 (0.25%) KVM
Systems Management
1 70 (1.96%) SCCM
2 55 (1.54%) Puppet
3 47 (1.31%) SCOM
4 44 (1.23%) Control-M
5 41 (1.15%) HP Quality Center
6 33 (0.92%) Opscode Chef
7 22 (0.62%) Backup Exec
8 18 (0.50%) Norton AntiVirus
9 15 (0.42%) SCVMM
10 13 (0.36%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 12 (0.34%) NetBackup
12 11 (0.31%) ZABBIX
13 10 (0.28%) ITRS Geneos
14 9 (0.25%) SCOrch
14 9 (0.25%) EdgeSight
15 8 (0.22%) Ambari
15 8 (0.22%) Oozie
15 8 (0.22%) SCDPM
16 7 (0.20%) Data Guard
17 6 (0.17%) WSUS
Vendors
1 1122 (31.38%) Microsoft
2 739 (20.67%) Oracle
3 267 (7.47%) VMware
4 171 (4.78%) Sybase
5 125 (3.50%) Citrix
6 109 (3.05%) Cisco
7 105 (2.94%) HP
8 102 (2.85%) Tableau
9 100 (2.80%) Business Objects
10 93 (2.60%) IBM
11 71 (1.99%) SAP
12 67 (1.87%) Sitecore
12 67 (1.87%) Informatica
13 63 (1.76%) Cognos
14 55 (1.54%) TIBCO
15 49 (1.37%) Red Hat
16 43 (1.20%) NetApp
17 39 (1.09%) Salesforce.com
18 38 (1.06%) EPiServer
19 36 (1.01%) Teradata
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