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 5 May 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
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 13 13 15
Rank change year-on-year
0 +2
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2062 2157 2013
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 9.17% 9.24% 9.30%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 38.80% 40.40% 42.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 1475 1603 1482
Average daily rate
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£425 £405 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.93% -4.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £349 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.38% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 12 19
Average hourly rate £22.50 £27.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.18% +22.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.60 £10.73 £18.77
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.25 £45.00 £39.51
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.10 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+0.31% +16.36%
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
5315 5339 4729
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 23.64% 22.88% 21.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 3723 3799 3287
Average daily rate £450 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 26 37
Average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +42.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.20 £21.06 £17.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £83.00 £125.00 £39.52
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £35.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +25.00%

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 5 May 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 5 May 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 5 May 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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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 0 603 £430 +1.17% 241
Croydon +6 18 £340 -19.28% 1
Canary Wharf +3 15 £500 -37.50%
Docklands, London +2 12 £531 +8.97% 1
Feltham - 9 £398 -
Bromley +9 6 £275 -14.06% 3
Twickenham - 4 £295 - 2
Harrow -1 3 £325 +51.16% 1
Uxbridge - 3 £375 - 2
South Croydon - 3 £212 -
Hackney - 3 £306 -
Chiswick +2 2 - -
Kingston Upon Thames -3 2 £513 +49.09% 8
Brentford -4 2 £375 +10.45%
Hammersmith -8 2 £390 - 2
Stanmore - 2 £400 -
Hounslow - 2 £435 - 1
Chessington - 2 £325 - 1
Romford +1 1 - - 2
Enfield -6 1 £403 +34.16% 1
Ilford -6 1 £230 -3.15%
Southwark - 1 - - 1
SQL Server
England

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 2025 (52.89%) SQL
2 1572 (41.06%) .NET
3 1437 (37.53%) C#
4 1161 (30.32%) Microsoft
5 1011 (26.40%) Finance
6 987 (25.78%) Agile Software Development
7 952 (24.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 870 (22.72%) Windows
9 834 (21.78%) SQL Server 2008
10 815 (21.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 730 (19.07%) Oracle
12 706 (18.44%) T-SQL
13 701 (18.31%) ASP.NET
14 679 (17.73%) JavaScript
15 651 (17.00%) Business Intelligence
16 612 (15.98%) MS Excel
17 573 (14.96%) HTML
18 572 (14.94%) Banking
19 548 (14.31%) Data Warehouse
20 521 (13.61%) ETL
21 505 (13.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
22 501 (13.08%) MVC
23 479 (12.51%) Java
24 463 (12.09%) SQL Server 2012
25 433 (11.31%) CSS
26 422 (11.02%) TDD
27 413 (10.79%) .NET Framework
28 409 (10.68%) WCF
29 377 (9.85%) XML
30 365 (9.53%) Scrum

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 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
1 330 (8.62%) SharePoint
2 296 (7.73%) IIS
3 127 (3.32%) CMS
4 116 (3.03%) MS Exchange
5 94 (2.45%) BizTalk Server
6 84 (2.19%) Apache
7 71 (1.85%) Tomcat
8 67 (1.75%) SharePoint 2010
9 63 (1.65%) Sitecore CMS
10 59 (1.54%) WebSphere
11 53 (1.38%) Umbraco
11 53 (1.38%) SharePoint 2013
12 50 (1.31%) Exchange Server 2010
13 48 (1.25%) Lync
14 44 (1.15%) Node.js
15 35 (0.91%) JBoss
16 33 (0.86%) SAS
17 30 (0.78%) Kentico
18 28 (0.73%) WebLogic
19 24 (0.63%) Confluence
Applications
1 612 (15.98%) MS Excel
2 123 (3.21%) MS Office
3 55 (1.44%) MS Visio
4 49 (1.28%) MS PowerPoint
4 49 (1.28%) PowerPivot
5 29 (0.76%) MS Project
6 10 (0.26%) SPSS
7 9 (0.24%) InfoPath
8 7 (0.18%) Photoshop
9 5 (0.13%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 3 (0.078%) Adobe Illustrator
11 2 (0.052%) Spreadsheet
12 1 (0.026%) FastStats
12 1 (0.026%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 111 (2.90%) Dynamics CRM
2 65 (1.70%) Markit EDM
3 24 (0.63%) RMDS
4 23 (0.60%) Oracle EBS
5 22 (0.57%) Dynamics AX
5 22 (0.57%) thinkFolio
6 18 (0.47%) IntelliMatch
7 12 (0.31%) ION MarketView
7 12 (0.31%) Dynamics NAV
7 12 (0.31%) Remedy ITSM
8 9 (0.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 9 (0.24%) Agresso
8 9 (0.24%) Global One
8 9 (0.24%) Oracle EBS R12
9 8 (0.21%) Cognos TM1
9 8 (0.21%) Endur
9 8 (0.21%) ResourceLink
9 8 (0.21%) Cognos Business Intelligence
10 7 (0.18%) LatentZero
10 7 (0.18%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 123 (3.21%) Microsoft Azure
2 109 (2.85%) Amazon AWS
3 44 (1.15%) Office 365
4 26 (0.68%) SaaS
5 24 (0.63%) GitHub
6 16 (0.42%) Amazon EC2
7 13 (0.34%) IaaS
8 12 (0.31%) AWS CloudFormation
9 10 (0.26%) PaaS
10 9 (0.24%) Cloud Computing
11 8 (0.21%) CloudFront
12 6 (0.16%) Amazon S3
13 4 (0.10%) Google Analytics
13 4 (0.10%) Amazon ELB
13 4 (0.10%) Amazon ElastiCache
13 4 (0.10%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 3 (0.078%) Adobe Analytics
14 3 (0.078%) Rackspace Cloud
15 2 (0.052%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 1 (0.026%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 131 (3.42%) SAN
2 121 (3.16%) Firewall
3 98 (2.56%) DNS
4 69 (1.80%) HTTP
5 67 (1.75%) VPN
6 58 (1.51%) WAN
7 57 (1.49%) TCP/IP
8 53 (1.38%) NAS
9 51 (1.33%) Internet
10 49 (1.28%) DHCP
10 49 (1.28%) LAN
11 46 (1.20%) LDAP
12 42 (1.10%) VLAN
13 25 (0.65%) FTP
14 18 (0.47%) SSL
14 18 (0.47%) Multicast
15 15 (0.39%) Fibre Channel
15 15 (0.39%) iSCSI
15 15 (0.39%) Intranet
16 12 (0.31%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 952 (24.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 834 (21.78%) SQL Server 2008
3 815 (21.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 548 (14.31%) Data Warehouse
5 505 (13.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 463 (12.09%) SQL Server 2012
7 270 (7.05%) Relational Database
8 255 (6.66%) SQL Server 2005
9 159 (4.15%) MySQL
10 153 (4.00%) Oracle Database
11 147 (3.84%) QlikView
12 124 (3.24%) OLAP
13 102 (2.66%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 101 (2.64%) MS Access
15 92 (2.40%) RDBMS
16 71 (1.85%) MongoDB
17 70 (1.83%) SQL Server 2000
17 70 (1.83%) DB2
18 69 (1.80%) Big Data
19 64 (1.67%) DTS
Development Applications
1 291 (7.60%) Visual Studio
2 233 (6.09%) Team Foundation Server
3 157 (4.10%) Subversion
4 140 (3.66%) NUnit
5 111 (2.90%) JIRA
6 102 (2.66%) Git (software)
7 82 (2.14%) Jenkins
8 76 (1.98%) Maven
9 74 (1.93%) TeamCity
10 56 (1.46%) Ant
11 48 (1.25%) MSTest
12 47 (1.23%) Moq
13 43 (1.12%) Rhino Mocks
14 42 (1.10%) Selenium
15 39 (1.02%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
16 37 (0.97%) JUnit
17 34 (0.89%) SpecFlow
18 33 (0.86%) MSBuild
19 31 (0.81%) Eclipse
20 29 (0.76%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 1011 (26.40%) Finance
2 572 (14.94%) Banking
3 247 (6.45%) Investment Banking
4 245 (6.40%) Front Office
5 117 (3.06%) Retail
6 106 (2.77%) Back Office
7 77 (2.01%) Marketing
8 75 (1.96%) Legal
9 70 (1.83%) Telecoms
10 43 (1.12%) Law
10 43 (1.12%) Advertising
11 33 (0.86%) Financial Institution
12 23 (0.60%) Billing
13 19 (0.50%) Manufacturing
14 17 (0.44%) Publishing
15 14 (0.37%) Retail Banking
16 11 (0.29%) French Language
16 11 (0.29%) General Ledger
17 10 (0.26%) Pharmaceutical
18 9 (0.24%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 2178 (56.88%) Developer
2 483 (12.61%) .NET Developer
3 470 (12.27%) Analyst
4 402 (10.50%) C# Developer
5 382 (9.98%) SQL Developer
6 244 (6.37%) Architect
7 232 (6.06%) DBA
8 230 (6.01%) Senior Developer
9 228 (5.95%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 188 (4.91%) C# .NET Developer
11 186 (4.86%) SQL DBA
12 135 (3.53%) Java Developer
13 124 (3.24%) Consultant
14 123 (3.21%) Applications Support
15 103 (2.69%) Administrator
16 99 (2.59%) Support Analyst
17 90 (2.35%) ASP.NET Developer
18 87 (2.27%) Web Developer
19 83 (2.17%) SQL Server DBA
20 80 (2.09%) Analyst Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1572 (41.06%) .NET
2 701 (18.31%) ASP.NET
3 573 (14.96%) HTML
4 433 (11.31%) CSS
5 413 (10.79%) .NET Framework
6 409 (10.68%) WCF
7 377 (9.85%) XML
8 356 (9.30%) Web Services
9 353 (9.22%) jQuery
10 309 (8.07%) ASP.NET MVC
11 235 (6.14%) HTML5
12 222 (5.80%) Entity Framework
13 217 (5.67%) WPF
14 156 (4.07%) AngularJS
15 150 (3.92%) Ajax
16 144 (3.76%) LINQ
17 131 (3.42%) XSLT
18 119 (3.11%) JSON
18 119 (3.11%) CSS3
19 113 (2.95%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 320 (8.36%) Analytical Skills
2 136 (3.55%) Fixed Income
3 124 (3.24%) Computer Science
4 116 (3.03%) Derivative
5 112 (2.93%) Clustering
6 104 (2.72%) Visualisation
7 100 (2.61%) NHS
8 86 (2.25%) Hedge funds
9 79 (2.06%) Management Information System
10 74 (1.93%) Replication
11 68 (1.78%) Equities
12 58 (1.51%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 52 (1.36%) Open Source
14 51 (1.33%) Data Integration
15 50 (1.31%) Enterprise Software
16 47 (1.23%) User Experience
17 43 (1.12%) Mobile App
17 43 (1.12%) Inversion of Control
18 38 (0.99%) Client/Server
19 36 (0.94%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 870 (22.72%) Windows
2 345 (9.01%) Linux
3 258 (6.74%) Windows Server 2008
4 203 (5.30%) UNIX
5 175 (4.57%) Windows Server 2012
6 135 (3.53%) Windows Server 2003
7 54 (1.41%) Solaris
8 53 (1.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 50 (1.31%) Windows 7
10 48 (1.25%) Android
11 38 (0.99%) Apple iOS
12 32 (0.84%) AIX
13 30 (0.78%) Windows XP
14 21 (0.55%) Windows 8
15 20 (0.52%) CentOS
16 16 (0.42%) Windows Vista
17 15 (0.39%) SUSE
18 12 (0.31%) Ubuntu
19 9 (0.24%) Debian
20 7 (0.18%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 987 (25.78%) Agile Software Development
2 651 (17.00%) Business Intelligence
3 521 (13.61%) ETL
4 501 (13.08%) MVC
5 422 (11.02%) TDD
6 365 (9.53%) Scrum
7 306 (7.99%) Data Modelling
8 284 (7.42%) OO
9 269 (7.03%) Migration
10 226 (5.90%) Performance Tuning
11 215 (5.62%) ITIL
12 207 (5.41%) CRM
12 207 (5.41%) Unit Testing
13 194 (5.07%) Continuous Integration
14 168 (4.39%) Analytics
15 159 (4.15%) E-Commerce
16 151 (3.94%) Web Development
17 150 (3.92%) BDD
18 142 (3.71%) Project Management
19 136 (3.55%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 2025 (52.89%) SQL
2 1437 (37.53%) C#
3 706 (18.44%) T-SQL
4 679 (17.73%) JavaScript
5 479 (12.51%) Java
6 215 (5.62%) VBA
7 179 (4.67%) PowerShell
8 153 (4.00%) VB
9 144 (3.76%) VB.NET
10 141 (3.68%) Python
11 138 (3.60%) Perl
12 122 (3.19%) C++
13 82 (2.14%) Shell Script
14 77 (2.01%) PHP
14 77 (2.01%) PL/SQL
15 73 (1.91%) VBScript
16 52 (1.36%) C
17 47 (1.23%) Ruby
18 42 (1.10%) Bash Shell
19 29 (0.76%) VB6
Qualifications
1 244 (6.37%) Degree
2 178 (4.65%) Security Cleared
3 124 (3.24%) SC Cleared
4 68 (1.78%) Microsoft Certification
5 37 (0.97%) MCSE
6 35 (0.91%) DV Cleared
7 25 (0.65%) ISEB
7 25 (0.65%) MCITP
8 16 (0.42%) ISTQB
9 14 (0.37%) MCSA
10 12 (0.31%) Cisco Certification
10 12 (0.31%) ITIL Certification
10 12 (0.31%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 11 (0.29%) PMI Certification
12 10 (0.26%) MCTS
12 10 (0.26%) MCP
12 10 (0.26%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 9 (0.24%) Sun Certification
13 9 (0.24%) PMP
13 9 (0.24%) Siebel Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 112 (2.93%) QA
2 39 (1.02%) Data Quality
3 28 (0.73%) SLA
4 9 (0.24%) Solvency II
5 8 (0.21%) ISO 9001
6 6 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 6 (0.16%) HL7
6 6 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 5 (0.13%) Dodd-Frank
8 3 (0.078%) EMIR
8 3 (0.078%) PMBOK
8 3 (0.078%) PCI DSS
8 3 (0.078%) COBIT
9 2 (0.052%) MiFID
9 2 (0.052%) GAAP
9 2 (0.052%) FATCA
9 2 (0.052%) COREP
9 2 (0.052%) FINREP
10 1 (0.026%) GxP
10 1 (0.026%) DICOM
System Software
1 263 (6.87%) Active Directory
2 145 (3.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 85 (2.22%) vSphere
4 64 (1.67%) Hyper-V
5 39 (1.02%) XenApp
6 34 (0.89%) VMware ESX
7 26 (0.68%) vCloud
8 23 (0.60%) Oracle RAC
9 18 (0.47%) Xen
10 17 (0.44%) NFS
11 14 (0.37%) XenDesktop
12 13 (0.34%) KVM
13 12 (0.31%) Terminal Services
14 11 (0.29%) SRDF
15 10 (0.26%) VMware ESXi
16 8 (0.21%) UAG
17 7 (0.18%) Microsoft App-V
17 7 (0.18%) VMware Server
17 7 (0.18%) HDFS
18 6 (0.16%) Samba
Systems Management
1 61 (1.59%) Puppet
2 55 (1.44%) SCCM
3 39 (1.02%) SCOM
4 36 (0.94%) Opscode Chef
5 35 (0.91%) Control-M
6 33 (0.86%) ITRS Geneos
7 27 (0.71%) HP Quality Center
8 21 (0.55%) BladeLogic
9 19 (0.50%) ZABBIX
10 15 (0.39%) WSUS
11 12 (0.31%) Data Guard
12 11 (0.29%) Backup Exec
13 9 (0.24%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
14 8 (0.21%) Nagios
15 7 (0.18%) Oracle RMAN
16 6 (0.16%) SCVMM
16 6 (0.16%) NetBackup
16 6 (0.16%) McAfee ePO
17 5 (0.13%) Norton AntiVirus
17 5 (0.13%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 1161 (30.32%) Microsoft
2 730 (19.07%) Oracle
3 236 (6.16%) VMware
4 186 (4.86%) Sybase
5 137 (3.58%) Tableau
6 107 (2.79%) Citrix
7 102 (2.66%) IBM
7 102 (2.66%) Business Objects
8 93 (2.43%) TIBCO
9 86 (2.25%) Cisco
10 85 (2.22%) HP
11 78 (2.04%) Sitecore
12 64 (1.67%) SAP
12 64 (1.67%) Red Hat
13 63 (1.65%) Cognos
14 50 (1.31%) Greenplum
15 48 (1.25%) EPiServer
15 48 (1.25%) Informatica
16 43 (1.12%) NetApp
17 42 (1.10%) Teradata
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