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 September 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 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 26 13 17
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +4
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 1465 2115 1962
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 6.41% 9.02% 8.10%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 27.73% 37.74% 35.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 1068 1570 1402
Median daily rate £438 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
- +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 18 20
Median hourly rate £40.00 £29.10 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+37.48% +5.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.42 £15.11 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £136.00 £43.15 £40.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £31.76 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+25.94% +41.15%
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
5283 5604 5584
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 23.13% 23.91% 23.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 3736 3989 3874
Median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £339 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £620 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £379 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 32 45
Median hourly rate £35.00 £36.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.10% +32.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £14.20 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £80.50 £44.10 £44.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.32 £33.55 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+8.25% +49.11%

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 September 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 September 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 September 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 -5 305 £438 +2.94% 109
Bromley +7 17 £375 +17.18% 2
Kingston Upon Thames +5 13 £386 +8.42% 7
Canary Wharf -6 10 £340 -30.25%
Uxbridge +9 8 £360 - 2
Brentford +7 5 £400 -27.27% 1
Docklands, London -1 4 £463 +32.14%
Croydon -22 4 £300 -14.28% 1
Clapham - 3 £450 -
Chessington +3 2 £188 -
Feltham 0 2 £375 +13.63%
Hackney -1 2 £175 -
Ilford -4 2 £400 +20.75%
Lewisham - 2 £338 -
Enfield +1 1 £390 -36.32% 2
Harrow -5 1 £488 -
Southall - 1 £400 -
Westminster - 1 - - 1
Southwark - 1 £475 -
Greenford - 1 - -
SQL Server
England

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 28 September 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 1560 (53.59%) SQL
2 1200 (41.22%) .NET
3 1126 (38.68%) C#
4 903 (31.02%) Microsoft
5 819 (28.13%) Agile Software Development
6 767 (26.35%) Finance
7 723 (24.84%) Windows
8 706 (24.25%) Oracle
9 649 (22.29%) JavaScript
10 590 (20.27%) ASP.NET
11 555 (19.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 549 (18.86%) HTML
13 517 (17.76%) MVC
14 491 (16.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 483 (16.59%) T-SQL
16 459 (15.77%) Business Intelligence
17 411 (14.12%) MS Excel
18 402 (13.81%) Banking
19 396 (13.60%) Java
20 387 (13.29%) SQL Server 2008
21 378 (12.99%) TDD
22 377 (12.95%) Linux
23 364 (12.50%) CSS
24 343 (11.78%) ETL
25 342 (11.75%) SQL Server 2012
26 329 (11.30%) Data Warehouse
27 322 (11.06%) Active Directory
28 320 (10.99%) ASP.NET MVC
29 304 (10.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
30 295 (10.13%) Web Services

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
1 227 (7.80%) SharePoint
2 181 (6.22%) IIS
3 85 (2.92%) MS Exchange
4 84 (2.89%) CMS
5 75 (2.58%) Tomcat
6 65 (2.23%) Apache
7 63 (2.16%) Elasticsearch
8 62 (2.13%) WebSphere
9 60 (2.06%) Skype for Business
10 55 (1.89%) SharePoint 2010
11 53 (1.82%) BizTalk Server
12 50 (1.72%) SharePoint 2013
13 45 (1.55%) JBoss
14 43 (1.48%) Apache Spark
15 39 (1.34%) Confluence
15 39 (1.34%) Umbraco
16 38 (1.31%) Exchange Server 2010
17 28 (0.96%) SAS
18 26 (0.89%) Exchange Server 2013
19 25 (0.86%) WebLogic
Applications
1 411 (14.12%) MS Excel
2 85 (2.92%) MS Office
3 31 (1.06%) MS PowerPoint
4 27 (0.93%) MS Project
5 19 (0.65%) Spreadsheet
6 17 (0.58%) MS Visio
7 9 (0.31%) SPSS
8 7 (0.24%) Windchill
9 5 (0.17%) InfoPath
10 4 (0.14%) Adobe Illustrator
10 4 (0.14%) Mingle
10 4 (0.14%) Photoshop
11 3 (0.10%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 2 (0.069%) InVision
12 2 (0.069%) OmniGraffle
13 1 (0.034%) FrameMaker
13 1 (0.034%) InDesign
13 1 (0.034%) LaTeX
Business Applications
1 90 (3.09%) Dynamics CRM
2 43 (1.48%) RMDS
3 20 (0.69%) Remedy ITSM
4 19 (0.65%) Markit EDM
5 14 (0.48%) Dynamics AX
6 13 (0.45%) Adobe Campaign
7 11 (0.38%) Oracle EBS
8 10 (0.34%) SimCorp Dimension
9 7 (0.24%) Beauchamp
9 7 (0.24%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 7 (0.24%) Unit4 Business World
10 6 (0.21%) Cognos Business Intelligence
10 6 (0.21%) Dynamics NAV
11 4 (0.14%) Dynamics GP
11 4 (0.14%) Oracle BPM
11 4 (0.14%) Oracle Retail
11 4 (0.14%) thinkFolio
12 3 (0.10%) Academy Housing
12 3 (0.10%) nopCommerce
12 3 (0.10%) OPENHousing
Cloud Services
1 238 (8.18%) Microsoft Azure
2 187 (6.42%) Amazon AWS
3 86 (2.95%) Office 365
4 37 (1.27%) Amazon EC2
5 34 (1.17%) SaaS
6 31 (1.06%) PaaS
7 30 (1.03%) Cloud Computing
8 28 (0.96%) IaaS
9 24 (0.82%) GitHub
10 15 (0.52%) Yammer
11 14 (0.48%) Azure Active Directory
12 10 (0.34%) AWS CloudFormation
13 6 (0.21%) Amazon S3
13 6 (0.21%) Google Cloud Platform
14 5 (0.17%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
14 5 (0.17%) Google Analytics
14 5 (0.17%) OneDrive
15 4 (0.14%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 4 (0.14%) Force.com
15 4 (0.14%) IBM PureFlex
Communications & Networking
1 117 (4.02%) DNS
2 116 (3.98%) Firewall
3 88 (3.02%) HTTP
4 84 (2.89%) TCP/IP
5 82 (2.82%) SAN
6 66 (2.27%) LAN
6 66 (2.27%) LDAP
7 65 (2.23%) WAN
8 53 (1.82%) Internet
9 47 (1.61%) DHCP
10 42 (1.44%) NAS
11 38 (1.31%) Intranet
12 33 (1.13%) VPN
13 31 (1.06%) Network Security
14 27 (0.93%) Skype
14 27 (0.93%) Unified Communications
15 25 (0.86%) SSL
16 19 (0.65%) VoIP
17 18 (0.62%) Wireless
18 17 (0.58%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 555 (19.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 491 (16.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 387 (13.29%) SQL Server 2008
4 342 (11.75%) SQL Server 2012
5 329 (11.30%) Data Warehouse
6 304 (10.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 238 (8.18%) Relational Database
8 172 (5.91%) MongoDB
9 171 (5.87%) MySQL
10 160 (5.50%) SQL Server 2014
11 157 (5.39%) Hadoop
12 149 (5.12%) Oracle Database
13 140 (4.81%) NoSQL
14 122 (4.19%) Big Data
15 106 (3.64%) SQL Server 2005
16 94 (3.23%) RDBMS
17 77 (2.65%) PostgreSQL
18 64 (2.20%) OLAP
18 64 (2.20%) Power BI
19 60 (2.06%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 217 (7.45%) Visual Studio
2 202 (6.94%) Team Foundation Server
3 139 (4.77%) Git (software)
4 117 (4.02%) Subversion
5 112 (3.85%) TeamCity
6 106 (3.64%) JIRA
7 83 (2.85%) Jenkins
8 78 (2.68%) NUnit
9 51 (1.75%) Octopus Deploy
10 47 (1.61%) SpecFlow
11 46 (1.58%) JUnit
12 40 (1.37%) Maven
13 39 (1.34%) Eclipse
13 39 (1.34%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
14 30 (1.03%) Selenium
15 28 (0.96%) Moq
16 26 (0.89%) Ant
17 25 (0.86%) Gradle
18 22 (0.76%) MSTest
18 22 (0.76%) NuGet
General
1 767 (26.35%) Finance
2 402 (13.81%) Banking
3 149 (5.12%) Front Office
4 121 (4.16%) Investment Banking
5 114 (3.92%) Retail
6 90 (3.09%) Marketing
7 82 (2.82%) Back Office
8 71 (2.44%) Law
9 70 (2.40%) Financial Institution
10 63 (2.16%) Legal
11 37 (1.27%) Advertising
12 28 (0.96%) Telecoms
13 21 (0.72%) Billing
14 19 (0.65%) Publishing
15 9 (0.31%) Games
16 8 (0.27%) Manufacturing
17 7 (0.24%) French Language
17 7 (0.24%) Pharmaceutical
18 6 (0.21%) Local Government
19 5 (0.17%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 1542 (52.97%) Developer
2 486 (16.70%) .NET Developer
3 434 (14.91%) C# Developer
4 405 (13.91%) SQL Developer
5 325 (11.16%) Analyst
6 265 (9.10%) C# .NET Developer
7 231 (7.94%) Architect
8 171 (5.87%) Senior Developer
9 154 (5.29%) ASP.NET Developer
10 153 (5.26%) Java Developer
11 152 (5.22%) DBA
12 128 (4.40%) SQL Server Developer
13 124 (4.26%) Business Intelligence Developer
14 119 (4.09%) Consultant
15 118 (4.05%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
16 113 (3.88%) SSIS Developer
17 104 (3.57%) SQL DBA
18 102 (3.50%) Administrator
19 94 (3.23%) C# ASP.NET Developer
19 94 (3.23%) SQL Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1200 (41.22%) .NET
2 590 (20.27%) ASP.NET
3 549 (18.86%) HTML
4 364 (12.50%) CSS
5 320 (10.99%) ASP.NET MVC
6 295 (10.13%) Web Services
7 289 (9.93%) XML
8 286 (9.82%) AngularJS
9 282 (9.69%) .NET Framework
10 259 (8.90%) jQuery
11 220 (7.56%) HTML5
12 209 (7.18%) WCF
13 155 (5.32%) ASP.NET Web API
14 138 (4.74%) Entity Framework
15 135 (4.64%) WPF
16 124 (4.26%) JSON
17 121 (4.16%) REST
18 107 (3.68%) RESTful
19 94 (3.23%) SOAP
20 86 (2.95%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 213 (7.32%) Analytical Skills
2 111 (3.81%) Management Information System
3 108 (3.71%) Fixed Income
4 103 (3.54%) Computer Science
5 92 (3.16%) Clustering
6 84 (2.89%) Data Centre
7 77 (2.65%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 73 (2.51%) Enterprise Software
9 58 (1.99%) User Experience
10 57 (1.96%) Replication
11 54 (1.86%) Equities
12 53 (1.82%) Data Structures
13 50 (1.72%) Visualisation
14 48 (1.65%) Hedge funds
14 48 (1.65%) Public Cloud
15 43 (1.48%) Mathematics
16 40 (1.37%) Derivative
17 39 (1.34%) Mobile App
17 39 (1.34%) NHS
18 33 (1.13%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 723 (24.84%) Windows
2 377 (12.95%) Linux
3 271 (9.31%) Windows Server
4 217 (7.45%) Unix
5 138 (4.74%) Windows Server 2008
6 120 (4.12%) Windows Server 2012
7 64 (2.20%) Solaris
8 55 (1.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 45 (1.55%) Windows Server 2003
10 35 (1.20%) Windows 7
11 23 (0.79%) AIX
12 22 (0.76%) Android
13 18 (0.62%) Windows Phone
14 16 (0.55%) Apple iOS
15 15 (0.52%) Windows 10
16 11 (0.38%) CentOS
17 10 (0.34%) Windows 8
18 9 (0.31%) Ubuntu
18 9 (0.31%) Windows Phone 8
19 8 (0.27%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 819 (28.13%) Agile Software Development
2 517 (17.76%) MVC
3 459 (15.77%) Business Intelligence
4 378 (12.99%) TDD
5 343 (11.78%) ETL
6 256 (8.79%) Scrum
7 216 (7.42%) OO
8 212 (7.28%) Migration
9 199 (6.84%) Data Modelling
10 185 (6.36%) Continuous Integration
11 181 (6.22%) BDD
12 176 (6.05%) ITIL
13 175 (6.01%) CRM
14 172 (5.91%) Performance Tuning
15 152 (5.22%) Project Management
16 150 (5.15%) Software Engineering
17 148 (5.08%) DevOps
18 147 (5.05%) E-Commerce
18 147 (5.05%) Unit Testing
19 142 (4.88%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 1560 (53.59%) SQL
2 1126 (38.68%) C#
3 649 (22.29%) JavaScript
4 483 (16.59%) T-SQL
5 396 (13.60%) Java
6 247 (8.49%) PowerShell
7 196 (6.73%) Python
8 115 (3.95%) VB.NET
9 113 (3.88%) Perl
10 98 (3.37%) PL/SQL
11 93 (3.19%) VBA
12 75 (2.58%) PHP
12 75 (2.58%) VB
13 68 (2.34%) C
14 54 (1.86%) Ruby
14 54 (1.86%) Shell Script
15 52 (1.79%) C++
16 45 (1.55%) Bash Shell
17 41 (1.41%) Scala
18 26 (0.89%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 187 (6.42%) Degree
2 115 (3.95%) Security Cleared
3 69 (2.37%) Microsoft Certification
4 50 (1.72%) DV Cleared
5 42 (1.44%) MCSE
5 42 (1.44%) SC Cleared
6 28 (0.96%) Cisco Certification
7 27 (0.93%) CCNA
8 23 (0.79%) CISSP
9 20 (0.69%) ISTQB
10 18 (0.62%) Oracle Certification
11 17 (0.58%) ISEB
11 17 (0.58%) MCITP
12 16 (0.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 15 (0.52%) CISA
13 15 (0.52%) CISM
14 14 (0.48%) MCSA
15 13 (0.45%) OCP
16 12 (0.41%) ITIL Certification
17 10 (0.34%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 105 (3.61%) QA
2 56 (1.92%) Data Quality
3 28 (0.96%) SLA
4 20 (0.69%) Solvency II
5 9 (0.31%) MiFID
6 8 (0.27%) Disclosure Scotland
6 8 (0.27%) PCI DSS
7 7 (0.24%) WCAG
8 4 (0.14%) EMIR
8 4 (0.14%) GAAP
9 3 (0.10%) ISO15022
9 3 (0.10%) ISO20022
9 3 (0.10%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 2 (0.069%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 1 (0.034%) Basel III
11 1 (0.034%) COBIT
11 1 (0.034%) DICOM
11 1 (0.034%) GxP
11 1 (0.034%) HL7
11 1 (0.034%) WAI
System Software
1 322 (11.06%) Active Directory
2 138 (4.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 64 (2.20%) Hyper-V
4 42 (1.44%) Oracle RAC
5 38 (1.31%) XenApp
6 29 (1.00%) VMware ESX
7 28 (0.96%) Docker
8 23 (0.79%) NFS
9 22 (0.76%) Virtual Machines
9 22 (0.76%) vSphere
10 21 (0.72%) KVM
11 19 (0.65%) VMware ESXi
11 19 (0.65%) Xen
12 17 (0.58%) SRDF
13 15 (0.52%) XenDesktop
14 13 (0.45%) Microsoft App-V
14 13 (0.45%) Virtual Servers
15 12 (0.41%) HDFS
16 11 (0.38%) UAG
17 9 (0.31%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 63 (2.16%) Opscode Chef
2 53 (1.82%) SCCM
3 43 (1.48%) Ansible
4 40 (1.37%) Puppet
5 37 (1.27%) SCOM
6 28 (0.96%) Nagios
7 20 (0.69%) Control-M
7 20 (0.69%) Oracle RMAN
8 17 (0.58%) Microsoft Clustering
9 15 (0.52%) Kibana
10 12 (0.41%) Backup Exec
10 12 (0.41%) HP Quality Center
11 11 (0.38%) Hadoop YARN
11 11 (0.38%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
12 10 (0.34%) SCOrch
13 9 (0.31%) WMI
14 8 (0.27%) BladeLogic
14 8 (0.27%) DBAmp
14 8 (0.27%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
14 8 (0.27%) WSUS
Vendors
1 903 (31.02%) Microsoft
2 706 (24.25%) Oracle
3 194 (6.66%) VMware
4 127 (4.36%) IBM
5 112 (3.85%) Sybase
6 107 (3.68%) Tableau
7 102 (3.50%) Citrix
8 91 (3.13%) Cisco
9 83 (2.85%) HP
10 67 (2.30%) SAP
11 63 (2.16%) Salesforce.com
12 59 (2.03%) Red Hat
13 57 (1.96%) TIBCO
14 48 (1.65%) Cognos
14 48 (1.65%) Reuters
15 47 (1.61%) NetApp
16 46 (1.58%) EMC
17 36 (1.24%) Sitecore
18 35 (1.20%) EPiServer
19 33 (1.13%) Informatica
London
Ebury
Rate: £400.00 - £425.00 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
Bromley, Kent
Hatstand Limited
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
Arrows Group
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
City, London
onezeero.
Rate: £400 - £500 per day + benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
City, London
Oscar
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Oscar
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
City, London
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £350 - £425 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £500 - £550 per day + Flexible working
Posted: Yesterday
South West London
Ebury
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Westbourne Partners
Rate: From £300 to £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Posted: 23 hours ago
London
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Networkers
Rate: £385 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Good rates available
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Dawson & Walsh
Rate: £500 per day + £500 / Day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 6 hours ago
Central London / West End
Durlston Partners
Rate: From £500 to £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
Data Idols
Rate: From £200 to £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Ebury
Rate: £400.00 - £423.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Dawson & Walsh
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £20 - £25 per hour
Posted: 4 hours ago
City, London
onezeero.
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Pioneer Search
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Montash
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Logic Engagements Ltd
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
South West London
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Eames Consulting
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago