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 2 September 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 15 18 15
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -3
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2054 1890 2398
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 8.53% 7.77% 9.46%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 36.16% 33.75% 41.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 1494 1312 1699
Average daily rate
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£425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 22 17
Average hourly rate £21.69 £22.75 £27.97
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.65% -18.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £15.00 £18.19
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £42.25 £58.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.00 £30.00 £30.25
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -0.82%
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
5680 5600 5839
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 23.60% 23.03% 23.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 4031 3762 4034
Average daily rate £450 £445 £434
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.12% +2.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £301
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 41 38
Average hourly rate £27.78 £28.25 £27.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.66% +4.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £15.00 £16.98
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.85 £53.00 £59.87
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.55 £31.80 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+5.51% +2.56%

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 2 September 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 2 September 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 2 September 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 +2 602 £450 +5.88% 141
Canary Wharf +4 16 £463 -15.90%
Docklands, London +1 16 £350 -39.13%
Croydon -10 13 £349 -20.28% 3
Kingston Upon Thames +3 9 £390 +41.52% 2
Bromley -4 8 £260 -14.75%
Twickenham -1 4 £125 - 3
Uxbridge +8 3 - - 5
Hammersmith 0 3 £351 -29.75% 1
Mayfair - 3 £320 -
Sidcup - 3 £400 -
Hounslow +6 2 £325 -33.67% 1
Feltham -8 2 £330 +94.11%
Enfield - 2 £613 - 2
New Malden - 2 - - 1
Paddington - 2 £500 -
Ilford 0 1 £313 -16.66%
Chiswick -2 1 - -
Chessington - 1 - -
Romford - 1 £285 - 1
Surbiton - 1 £300 -
SQL Server
England

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 2148 (53.58%) SQL
2 1594 (39.76%) .NET
3 1526 (38.06%) C#
4 1256 (31.33%) Microsoft
5 1192 (29.73%) Finance
6 1034 (25.79%) Agile Software Development
7 1017 (25.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 902 (22.50%) Windows
9 887 (22.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 822 (20.50%) T-SQL
11 758 (18.91%) ASP.NET
12 752 (18.76%) SQL Server 2008
13 748 (18.66%) Oracle
14 732 (18.26%) Business Intelligence
15 671 (16.74%) JavaScript
16 642 (16.01%) MS Excel
17 636 (15.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 632 (15.76%) Banking
19 607 (15.14%) Data Warehouse
20 576 (14.37%) MVC
21 558 (13.92%) HTML
22 550 (13.72%) ETL
23 521 (13.00%) SQL Server 2012
24 474 (11.82%) TDD
25 447 (11.15%) .NET Framework
26 443 (11.05%) Java
27 436 (10.88%) CSS
28 428 (10.68%) WCF
29 392 (9.78%) Web Services
30 383 (9.55%) Scrum

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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
1 369 (9.20%) SharePoint
2 311 (7.76%) IIS
3 99 (2.47%) MS Exchange
4 98 (2.44%) BizTalk Server
5 95 (2.37%) SharePoint 2010
6 92 (2.29%) CMS
7 85 (2.12%) SharePoint 2013
8 66 (1.65%) Tomcat
9 65 (1.62%) Apache
10 57 (1.42%) Node.js
11 56 (1.40%) JBoss
12 51 (1.27%) Umbraco
13 47 (1.17%) WebSphere
14 44 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2010
15 41 (1.02%) Sitecore CMS
16 39 (0.97%) Lync
17 33 (0.82%) SAS
18 32 (0.80%) WebLogic
19 28 (0.70%) Confluence
20 27 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 642 (16.01%) MS Excel
2 127 (3.17%) MS Office
3 50 (1.25%) MS Visio
4 47 (1.17%) PowerPivot
5 30 (0.75%) MS Project
6 28 (0.70%) MS PowerPoint
7 13 (0.32%) InfoPath
8 7 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
9 6 (0.15%) Mingle
10 3 (0.075%) FastStats
10 3 (0.075%) SPSS
11 2 (0.050%) Photoshop
11 2 (0.050%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 1 (0.025%) Fireworks
12 1 (0.025%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 106 (2.64%) Dynamics CRM
2 36 (0.90%) Markit EDM
3 27 (0.67%) Dynamics AX
4 13 (0.32%) Oracle BPM
5 12 (0.30%) Adobe Campaign
5 12 (0.30%) Remedy ITSM
6 10 (0.25%) Global One
6 10 (0.25%) Dynamics NAV
7 9 (0.22%) Agresso
7 9 (0.22%) RMDS
8 7 (0.17%) SAP HR
8 7 (0.17%) Endur
8 7 (0.17%) thinkFolio
8 7 (0.17%) Cognos Business Intelligence
9 5 (0.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 5 (0.12%) Cognos TM1
9 5 (0.12%) Adaptiv
10 4 (0.100%) MultiFonds
10 4 (0.100%) Oracle EBS
10 4 (0.100%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 119 (2.97%) Microsoft Azure
2 104 (2.59%) Amazon AWS
3 54 (1.35%) Office 365
4 36 (0.90%) SaaS
5 33 (0.82%) GitHub
6 21 (0.52%) Cloud Computing
7 13 (0.32%) PaaS
8 9 (0.22%) IaaS
9 8 (0.20%) Amazon EC2
10 7 (0.17%) Boomi
11 4 (0.100%) Google Analytics
12 3 (0.075%) Google Drive
13 2 (0.050%) Google Cloud Platform
13 2 (0.050%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 2 (0.050%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 2 (0.050%) IBM PureFlex
14 1 (0.025%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
14 1 (0.025%) AWS CloudFormation
14 1 (0.025%) Sage Pay
14 1 (0.025%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 141 (3.52%) SAN
2 118 (2.94%) DNS
3 97 (2.42%) Firewall
4 77 (1.92%) DHCP
5 65 (1.62%) LDAP
6 59 (1.47%) WAN
6 59 (1.47%) TCP/IP
7 51 (1.27%) LAN
8 50 (1.25%) VPN
9 46 (1.15%) HTTP
10 45 (1.12%) NAS
11 44 (1.10%) Internet
12 28 (0.70%) VLAN
13 26 (0.65%) Intranet
14 20 (0.50%) SSL
15 17 (0.42%) FTP
16 16 (0.40%) IPv4
17 12 (0.30%) SMTP
18 10 (0.25%) MPLS
18 10 (0.25%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1017 (25.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 887 (22.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 752 (18.76%) SQL Server 2008
4 636 (15.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 607 (15.14%) Data Warehouse
6 521 (13.00%) SQL Server 2012
7 310 (7.73%) Relational Database
8 209 (5.21%) SQL Server 2005
9 204 (5.09%) Oracle Database
10 193 (4.81%) MySQL
11 138 (3.44%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 132 (3.29%) QlikView
13 123 (3.07%) BusinessObjects
14 121 (3.02%) OLAP
15 118 (2.94%) RDBMS
16 91 (2.27%) MS Access
17 78 (1.95%) Oracle Database 11g
18 73 (1.82%) Big Data
19 71 (1.77%) MongoDB
20 69 (1.72%) DTS
Development Applications
1 329 (8.21%) Team Foundation Server
2 278 (6.93%) Visual Studio
3 179 (4.46%) Subversion
4 156 (3.89%) NUnit
5 144 (3.59%) TeamCity
5 144 (3.59%) Git (software)
6 128 (3.19%) JIRA
7 106 (2.64%) Jenkins
8 63 (1.57%) SpecFlow
9 59 (1.47%) Maven
10 56 (1.40%) Selenium
11 44 (1.10%) MSBuild
12 41 (1.02%) Moq
13 39 (0.97%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
14 38 (0.95%) Rhino Mocks
15 35 (0.87%) MSTest
15 35 (0.87%) ReSharper
16 32 (0.80%) JUnit
17 31 (0.77%) Ant
18 28 (0.70%) Cucumber
General
1 1192 (29.73%) Finance
2 632 (15.76%) Banking
3 273 (6.81%) Investment Banking
4 251 (6.26%) Front Office
5 175 (4.37%) Retail
6 108 (2.69%) Marketing
7 86 (2.15%) Back Office
8 83 (2.07%) Legal
9 69 (1.72%) Financial Institution
10 67 (1.67%) Law
11 53 (1.32%) Advertising
12 36 (0.90%) Publishing
13 34 (0.85%) Telecoms
14 18 (0.45%) Retail Banking
14 18 (0.45%) Billing
15 17 (0.42%) Manufacturing
16 11 (0.27%) Games
16 11 (0.27%) Pharmaceutical
17 9 (0.22%) Automotive
17 9 (0.22%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 2334 (58.22%) Developer
2 539 (13.44%) .NET Developer
3 477 (11.90%) Analyst
4 423 (10.55%) C# Developer
5 401 (10.00%) SQL Developer
6 283 (7.06%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 259 (6.46%) Senior Developer
8 227 (5.66%) DBA
9 219 (5.46%) Architect
10 185 (4.61%) C# .NET Developer
11 180 (4.49%) SQL DBA
12 140 (3.49%) Java Developer
13 136 (3.39%) Consultant
14 120 (2.99%) Administrator
15 102 (2.54%) SQL Server Developer
16 101 (2.52%) ASP.NET Developer
16 101 (2.52%) Applications Support
17 98 (2.44%) SQL Server DBA
18 88 (2.20%) Data Analyst
18 88 (2.20%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1594 (39.76%) .NET
2 758 (18.91%) ASP.NET
3 558 (13.92%) HTML
4 447 (11.15%) .NET Framework
5 436 (10.88%) CSS
6 428 (10.68%) WCF
7 392 (9.78%) Web Services
8 377 (9.40%) XML
9 372 (9.28%) ASP.NET MVC
10 322 (8.03%) jQuery
11 249 (6.21%) HTML5
12 248 (6.19%) WPF
13 214 (5.34%) AngularJS
14 208 (5.19%) Entity Framework
15 165 (4.12%) MDX
16 157 (3.92%) Ajax
17 151 (3.77%) ASP.NET Web API
18 144 (3.59%) LINQ
19 143 (3.57%) SOAP
20 132 (3.29%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 322 (8.03%) Analytical Skills
2 123 (3.07%) Derivative
3 118 (2.94%) Computer Science
4 115 (2.87%) Fixed Income
5 111 (2.77%) Clustering
6 105 (2.62%) NHS
7 94 (2.34%) Management Information System
8 85 (2.12%) Data Centre
9 80 (2.00%) Replication
10 76 (1.90%) Credit Risk
11 75 (1.87%) Hedge funds
12 68 (1.70%) Market Risk
13 67 (1.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 62 (1.55%) Data Structures
15 59 (1.47%) Visualisation
15 59 (1.47%) Equities
16 58 (1.45%) N-Tier
17 57 (1.42%) Enterprise Software
18 52 (1.30%) Mobile App
18 52 (1.30%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 902 (22.50%) Windows
2 375 (9.35%) Linux
3 242 (6.04%) Windows Server 2008
4 236 (5.89%) UNIX
5 182 (4.54%) Windows Server 2012
6 107 (2.67%) Windows Server 2003
7 55 (1.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 53 (1.32%) Windows 7
9 47 (1.17%) Android
10 41 (1.02%) Apple iOS
11 40 (1.00%) Solaris
12 37 (0.92%) AIX
13 29 (0.72%) Windows 8
14 19 (0.47%) Ubuntu
15 8 (0.20%) Windows XP
15 8 (0.20%) CentOS
16 7 (0.17%) SUSE
17 5 (0.12%) Mac OS
18 4 (0.100%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
18 4 (0.100%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1034 (25.79%) Agile Software Development
2 732 (18.26%) Business Intelligence
3 576 (14.37%) MVC
4 550 (13.72%) ETL
5 474 (11.82%) TDD
6 383 (9.55%) Scrum
7 281 (7.01%) OO
8 277 (6.91%) Data Modelling
9 273 (6.81%) Continuous Integration
10 266 (6.64%) Migration
11 262 (6.54%) SDLC
12 235 (5.86%) Unit Testing
13 220 (5.49%) ITIL
14 211 (5.26%) Performance Tuning
15 205 (5.11%) CRM
16 196 (4.89%) BDD
17 154 (3.84%) Web Development
18 152 (3.79%) Project Management
19 151 (3.77%) E-Commerce
20 150 (3.74%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 2148 (53.58%) SQL
2 1526 (38.06%) C#
3 822 (20.50%) T-SQL
4 671 (16.74%) JavaScript
5 443 (11.05%) Java
6 267 (6.66%) PowerShell
7 191 (4.76%) VBA
8 148 (3.69%) VB.NET
9 140 (3.49%) VB
10 126 (3.14%) Perl
11 119 (2.97%) Python
12 108 (2.69%) C++
13 100 (2.49%) PL/SQL
14 95 (2.37%) Shell Script
15 82 (2.05%) PHP
16 55 (1.37%) VBScript
17 45 (1.12%) C
17 45 (1.12%) Ruby
18 33 (0.82%) Bash Shell
19 31 (0.77%) Scala
Qualifications
1 280 (6.98%) Degree
2 128 (3.19%) Security Cleared
3 91 (2.27%) Microsoft Certification
4 89 (2.22%) SC Cleared
5 44 (1.10%) MCSE
6 36 (0.90%) MCSA
7 27 (0.67%) DV Cleared
8 25 (0.62%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 18 (0.45%) ISEB
10 17 (0.42%) Cisco Certification
11 15 (0.37%) ITIL Certification
11 15 (0.37%) MCTS
12 14 (0.35%) Oracle Certification
12 14 (0.35%) CCNP
13 13 (0.32%) MCITP
13 13 (0.32%) ISTQB
14 12 (0.30%) PMI Certification
15 11 (0.27%) CISSP
15 11 (0.27%) MCP
16 9 (0.22%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 123 (3.07%) QA
2 52 (1.30%) Data Quality
3 47 (1.17%) SLA
4 25 (0.62%) Solvency II
5 13 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 9 (0.22%) HL7
7 7 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 4 (0.100%) ISO 9001
9 3 (0.075%) PCI DSS
9 3 (0.075%) Basel III
9 3 (0.075%) CRD IV
10 2 (0.050%) COREP
10 2 (0.050%) FINREP
10 2 (0.050%) GAAP
10 2 (0.050%) ISO 14001
11 1 (0.025%) DICOM
11 1 (0.025%) PMBOK
11 1 (0.025%) Dodd-Frank
11 1 (0.025%) FATCA
System Software
1 259 (6.46%) Active Directory
2 125 (3.12%) VMware Infrastructure
3 82 (2.05%) vSphere
4 55 (1.37%) XenApp
5 50 (1.25%) Hyper-V
6 36 (0.90%) Oracle RAC
7 22 (0.55%) VMware ESX
8 21 (0.52%) NFS
9 17 (0.42%) XenDesktop
9 17 (0.42%) Docker
10 16 (0.40%) Microsoft App-V
11 13 (0.32%) HDFS
12 12 (0.30%) vCloud
12 12 (0.30%) Xen
12 12 (0.30%) Terminal Services
13 9 (0.22%) SRDF
13 9 (0.22%) VMware ESXi
14 8 (0.20%) KVM
15 7 (0.17%) UAG
16 6 (0.15%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 45 (1.12%) SCCM
2 40 (1.00%) Puppet
3 36 (0.90%) BladeLogic
4 32 (0.80%) SCOM
5 29 (0.72%) Control-M
5 29 (0.72%) Opscode Chef
6 22 (0.55%) ITRS Geneos
7 19 (0.47%) Nagios
8 18 (0.45%) WSUS
8 18 (0.45%) HP Quality Center
9 15 (0.37%) Data Guard
10 14 (0.35%) Tivoli
10 14 (0.35%) Ansible
11 13 (0.32%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 10 (0.25%) Oracle RMAN
12 10 (0.25%) ZABBIX
13 9 (0.22%) WMI
13 9 (0.22%) DatAdvantage
14 8 (0.20%) logstash
14 8 (0.20%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 1256 (31.33%) Microsoft
2 748 (18.66%) Oracle
3 225 (5.61%) VMware
4 186 (4.64%) Sybase
5 115 (2.87%) Citrix
6 105 (2.62%) IBM
7 101 (2.52%) HP
8 97 (2.42%) Tableau
9 69 (1.72%) Cognos
10 65 (1.62%) TIBCO
11 64 (1.60%) Informatica
12 62 (1.55%) SAP
12 62 (1.55%) Red Hat
13 58 (1.45%) Cisco
14 55 (1.37%) Sitecore
15 40 (1.00%) Perforce
16 35 (0.87%) Red Gate
16 35 (0.87%) EMC
16 35 (0.87%) Bloomberg
16 35 (0.87%) NetApp
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Posted: 4 hours ago
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Montash
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Hays Finance Technology
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Oliver Bernard
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Lorien Resourcing
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Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
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Reed Technology
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First Point
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Computer People
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ReThink Recruitment
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