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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 18 15 16
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +1
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 1883 2367 2356
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 7.69% 9.42% 9.12%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 34.39% 41.22% 43.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 1326 1686 1613
Average daily rate
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£425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £557 £593
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 16 22
Average hourly rate £27.50 £36.50 £25.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.65% +41.74%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £19.50 £15.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.60 £58.69 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-9.09% -
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
5475 5742 5419
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 22.36% 22.85% 20.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 3778 3983 3589
Average daily rate £435 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.35% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £338
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 35 67
Average hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +3.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £18.90 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £59.87 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.05
% change year-on-year
- -6.39%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 19 September 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 +1 547 £425 -5.55% 243
Croydon +1 11 £450 +40.62% 6
Bromley +4 8 £305 +12.44% 1
Docklands, London +7 6 £575 +21.37% 2
West Drayton - 5 £475 - 1
Canary Wharf +18 3 £550 +11.78%
Kingston Upon Thames +4 3 £276 - 5
Twickenham +5 2 - -
Brentford -5 2 £258 -39.41%
Uxbridge -6 2 £438 - 3
Feltham - 2 £298 -
Orpington +2 1 - -
Hounslow +1 1 £490 +18.78% 2
Wimbledon -1 1 £375 +15.38%
Chiswick - 1 £413 -
Hammersmith - 1 £500 - 1
Hackney - 1 - -
Paddington - - - -
Southwark - - - -
Mayfair - - - -
Dagenham - - - - 1
Enfield - - - - 2
Mitcham - - - -
New Malden - - - -
Northwood - - - -
Grays - - - -
Harrow - - - - 4
Hayes - - - - 1
Hornchurch - - - - 1
Carshalton - - - -
Chessington - - - -
Barking - - - -
Barnet - - - - 2
Beckenham - - - - 1
Pinner - - - - 1
Romford - - - - 1
Ruislip - - - - 1
Sidcup - - - - 3
South Croydon - - - -
Surbiton - - - -
Teddington - - - - 1
Wembley - - - -
Upminster - - - -
Worcester Park - - - -
Ealing - - - - 2
SQL Server
England

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 1867 (47.63%) SQL
2 1574 (40.15%) .NET
3 1459 (37.22%) C#
4 1153 (29.41%) Microsoft
5 992 (25.31%) SQL Server 2008
6 912 (23.27%) Finance
7 896 (22.86%) Windows
8 875 (22.32%) ASP.NET
9 862 (21.99%) Agile Software Development
10 836 (21.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 836 (21.33%) Oracle
11 723 (18.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 673 (17.17%) HTML
13 665 (16.96%) MVC
14 659 (16.81%) JavaScript
15 606 (15.46%) T-SQL
16 603 (15.38%) MS Excel
17 594 (15.15%) Banking
18 580 (14.80%) Business Intelligence
19 485 (12.37%) CSS
20 474 (12.09%) Data Warehouse
21 472 (12.04%) TDD
22 464 (11.84%) ETL
23 437 (11.15%) SharePoint
24 430 (10.97%) .NET Framework
24 430 (10.97%) WCF
25 422 (10.77%) SQL Server Analysis Services
26 416 (10.61%) SQL Server 2012
27 403 (10.28%) ASP.NET MVC
28 392 (10.00%) jQuery

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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
1 437 (11.15%) SharePoint
2 301 (7.68%) IIS
3 153 (3.90%) CMS
4 149 (3.80%) SharePoint 2010
5 133 (3.39%) MS Exchange
6 130 (3.32%) BizTalk Server
7 108 (2.76%) SharePoint 2013
8 97 (2.47%) Umbraco
9 92 (2.35%) WebSphere
10 82 (2.09%) Tomcat
11 76 (1.94%) Exchange Server 2010
12 75 (1.91%) Apache
13 60 (1.53%) SAS
14 55 (1.40%) Sitecore CMS
15 45 (1.15%) WebLogic
16 44 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2007
17 41 (1.05%) Lync
18 39 (0.99%) SharePoint Server
19 36 (0.92%) Node.js
20 26 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 603 (15.38%) MS Excel
2 143 (3.65%) MS Office
3 37 (0.94%) MS PowerPoint
4 35 (0.89%) MS Visio
5 34 (0.87%) MS Project
5 34 (0.87%) PowerPivot
6 21 (0.54%) InfoPath
6 21 (0.54%) Photoshop
7 20 (0.51%) Spreadsheet
8 18 (0.46%) SPSS
9 7 (0.18%) Adobe Illustrator
10 5 (0.13%) Stata
11 3 (0.077%) Fireworks
12 1 (0.026%) FastStats
12 1 (0.026%) GIMP
12 1 (0.026%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 82 (2.09%) Dynamics CRM
2 64 (1.63%) Markit EDM
3 39 (0.99%) Dynamics AX
4 24 (0.61%) Google Analytics
5 22 (0.56%) Oracle EBS
6 19 (0.48%) Oracle Payables
6 19 (0.48%) Oracle General Ledger
7 18 (0.46%) Cognos TM1
7 18 (0.46%) Oracle EBS R12
7 18 (0.46%) Oracle Receivables
7 18 (0.46%) Oracle Assets
8 14 (0.36%) Oracle Applications
8 14 (0.36%) Cognos Business Intelligence
9 12 (0.31%) Agresso
9 12 (0.31%) Dynamics NAV
10 11 (0.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
11 10 (0.26%) RMDS
12 8 (0.20%) SimCorp Dimension
13 7 (0.18%) Remedy ITSM
13 7 (0.18%) HFM
Cloud Services
1 123 (3.14%) Microsoft Azure
2 35 (0.89%) Office 365
3 34 (0.87%) PaaS
4 22 (0.56%) Amazon AWS
5 14 (0.36%) SaaS
6 13 (0.33%) Cloud Computing
7 12 (0.31%) Amazon EC2
8 8 (0.20%) GitHub
9 5 (0.13%) IaaS
10 2 (0.051%) Amazon S3
10 2 (0.051%) Heroku
11 1 (0.026%) Gitorious
11 1 (0.026%) Google Apps
11 1 (0.026%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 133 (3.39%) SAN
2 120 (3.06%) DNS
3 112 (2.86%) Firewall
4 91 (2.32%) Internet
5 80 (2.04%) TCP/IP
6 69 (1.76%) HTTP
7 66 (1.68%) DHCP
8 53 (1.35%) WAN
9 51 (1.30%) VPN
10 46 (1.17%) LAN
11 45 (1.15%) NAS
12 43 (1.10%) VLAN
13 41 (1.05%) Intranet
14 39 (0.99%) LDAP
15 33 (0.84%) FTP
16 30 (0.77%) Network Security
17 28 (0.71%) SSL
18 27 (0.69%) Extranet
19 23 (0.59%) Cisco ASA
20 21 (0.54%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 992 (25.31%) SQL Server 2008
2 836 (21.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 723 (18.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 474 (12.09%) Data Warehouse
5 422 (10.77%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 416 (10.61%) SQL Server 2012
7 329 (8.39%) SQL Server 2005
8 285 (7.27%) Relational Database
9 194 (4.95%) Oracle Database
10 183 (4.67%) MySQL
11 127 (3.24%) QlikView
12 110 (2.81%) RDBMS
13 100 (2.55%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 97 (2.47%) OLAP
15 91 (2.32%) DB2
16 90 (2.30%) Big Data
17 88 (2.24%) SQL Server 2000
18 77 (1.96%) Oracle Database 11g
19 71 (1.81%) Data Mining
20 70 (1.79%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 333 (8.49%) Visual Studio
2 265 (6.76%) Team Foundation Server
3 136 (3.47%) NUnit
4 125 (3.19%) Subversion
5 91 (2.32%) Git (software)
6 88 (2.24%) TeamCity
7 76 (1.94%) JIRA
8 65 (1.66%) SpecFlow
9 64 (1.63%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 63 (1.61%) Rhino Mocks
11 56 (1.43%) Maven
12 53 (1.35%) Selenium
13 46 (1.17%) Jenkins
14 45 (1.15%) MSTest
15 35 (0.89%) JUnit
16 29 (0.74%) Mercurial
17 28 (0.71%) Moq
18 25 (0.64%) MSBuild
19 24 (0.61%) Visual Studio Team System
20 23 (0.59%) Eclipse
General
1 912 (23.27%) Finance
2 594 (15.15%) Banking
3 270 (6.89%) Investment Banking
4 212 (5.41%) Front Office
5 184 (4.69%) Retail
6 111 (2.83%) Marketing
7 88 (2.24%) Back Office
8 60 (1.53%) Telecoms
9 59 (1.51%) Legal
9 59 (1.51%) Advertising
10 47 (1.20%) Financial Institution
11 38 (0.97%) Publishing
12 36 (0.92%) Law
13 24 (0.61%) Retail Banking
14 23 (0.59%) Billing
15 18 (0.46%) Games
16 13 (0.33%) German Language
17 12 (0.31%) Manufacturing
17 12 (0.31%) General Ledger
18 11 (0.28%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 2031 (51.81%) Developer
2 608 (15.51%) .NET Developer
3 550 (14.03%) Analyst
4 460 (11.73%) C# Developer
5 326 (8.32%) SQL Developer
6 255 (6.51%) DBA
7 228 (5.82%) C# .NET Developer
8 225 (5.74%) Architect
9 224 (5.71%) Senior Developer
10 203 (5.18%) Consultant
11 171 (4.36%) SQL DBA
12 164 (4.18%) Business Intelligence Developer
13 136 (3.47%) ASP.NET Developer
14 130 (3.32%) Applications Support
15 123 (3.14%) Support Analyst
16 107 (2.73%) Data Analyst
17 104 (2.65%) SQL Server Developer
18 102 (2.60%) Business Analyst
18 102 (2.60%) Senior .NET Developer
19 95 (2.42%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1574 (40.15%) .NET
2 875 (22.32%) ASP.NET
3 673 (17.17%) HTML
4 485 (12.37%) CSS
5 430 (10.97%) .NET Framework
5 430 (10.97%) WCF
6 403 (10.28%) ASP.NET MVC
7 392 (10.00%) jQuery
8 369 (9.41%) XML
9 341 (8.70%) Web Services
10 226 (5.77%) HTML5
11 218 (5.56%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 195 (4.97%) WPF
13 162 (4.13%) Ajax
14 132 (3.37%) ASP.NET MVC 4
15 126 (3.21%) JSON
16 119 (3.04%) LINQ
17 108 (2.76%) Middleware
18 102 (2.60%) REST
19 100 (2.55%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 328 (8.37%) Analytical Skills
2 124 (3.16%) Computer Science
3 108 (2.76%) Fixed Income
3 108 (2.76%) Clustering
4 105 (2.68%) NHS
5 97 (2.47%) Replication
6 89 (2.27%) Visualisation
6 89 (2.27%) Derivative
7 83 (2.12%) Data Integration
8 77 (1.96%) Management Information System
9 58 (1.48%) Enterprise Software
10 48 (1.22%) Credit Risk
11 46 (1.17%) Hedge funds
12 45 (1.15%) Market Risk
13 44 (1.12%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 43 (1.10%) Client/Server
15 37 (0.94%) Equities
16 35 (0.89%) User Experience
16 35 (0.89%) N-Tier
17 34 (0.87%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 896 (22.86%) Windows
2 299 (7.63%) Windows Server 2008
3 279 (7.12%) Linux
4 207 (5.28%) UNIX
5 173 (4.41%) Windows Server 2003
6 92 (2.35%) Windows 7
7 85 (2.17%) Windows Server 2012
8 66 (1.68%) Windows XP
9 50 (1.28%) Solaris
10 45 (1.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 34 (0.87%) AIX
12 20 (0.51%) Apple iOS
12 20 (0.51%) Android
13 18 (0.46%) Windows 2000
13 18 (0.46%) Windows 8
14 15 (0.38%) Oracle Linux
15 13 (0.33%) SUSE
16 9 (0.23%) Windows Vista
17 7 (0.18%) CentOS
17 7 (0.18%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 862 (21.99%) Agile Software Development
2 665 (16.96%) MVC
3 580 (14.80%) Business Intelligence
4 472 (12.04%) TDD
5 464 (11.84%) ETL
6 322 (8.21%) Migration
7 284 (7.24%) Scrum
8 276 (7.04%) Data Modelling
9 254 (6.48%) OO
10 245 (6.25%) ITIL
11 219 (5.59%) Performance Tuning
12 179 (4.57%) E-Commerce
13 177 (4.52%) Analytics
14 174 (4.44%) Web Development
15 168 (4.29%) Continuous Integration
16 167 (4.26%) CRM
17 162 (4.13%) Asset Management
17 162 (4.13%) Project Management
18 154 (3.93%) Unit Testing
19 152 (3.88%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 1867 (47.63%) SQL
2 1459 (37.22%) C#
3 659 (16.81%) JavaScript
4 606 (15.46%) T-SQL
5 307 (7.83%) Java
6 206 (5.26%) PowerShell
7 148 (3.78%) VBA
8 144 (3.67%) PL/SQL
9 113 (2.88%) C++
10 106 (2.70%) VB.NET
11 100 (2.55%) VB
12 90 (2.30%) VBScript
13 89 (2.27%) Python
14 87 (2.22%) Perl
15 72 (1.84%) Shell Script
16 57 (1.45%) PHP
17 56 (1.43%) C
18 32 (0.82%) Ruby
19 30 (0.77%) Bash Shell
20 17 (0.43%) XAML
Qualifications
1 298 (7.60%) Degree
2 141 (3.60%) Microsoft Certification
3 78 (1.99%) Security Cleared
4 63 (1.61%) MCITP
5 51 (1.30%) MCSE
6 46 (1.17%) SC Cleared
7 37 (0.94%) MCTS
8 26 (0.66%) ITIL Certification
9 19 (0.48%) ISEB
10 18 (0.46%) Cisco Certification
11 17 (0.43%) MCSA
12 16 (0.41%) CCNA
13 15 (0.38%) DV Cleared
14 14 (0.36%) MCSD
14 14 (0.36%) MCDBA
15 13 (0.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 13 (0.33%) MCP
16 11 (0.28%) Oracle Certification
17 10 (0.26%) OCP
18 9 (0.23%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 117 (2.98%) QA
2 43 (1.10%) SLA
3 42 (1.07%) Data Quality
4 21 (0.54%) ISO 9001
5 16 (0.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 12 (0.31%) Basel III
7 11 (0.28%) EMIR
8 9 (0.23%) PCI DSS
8 9 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 7 (0.18%) Dodd-Frank
10 6 (0.15%) MiFID
10 6 (0.15%) Solvency II
11 2 (0.051%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 2 (0.051%) COREP
11 2 (0.051%) FINREP
12 1 (0.026%) HL7
12 1 (0.026%) Basel II
12 1 (0.026%) TickIT
12 1 (0.026%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 274 (6.99%) Active Directory
2 152 (3.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 77 (1.96%) vSphere
4 70 (1.79%) Oracle RAC
5 56 (1.43%) VMware ESX
6 54 (1.38%) Hyper-V
7 47 (1.20%) XenApp
8 41 (1.05%) Oracle RMAN
9 19 (0.48%) ISA Server
10 17 (0.43%) XenServer
11 16 (0.41%) VMware ESXi
12 14 (0.36%) vCloud
13 12 (0.31%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 12 (0.31%) XenDesktop
13 12 (0.31%) UAG
14 11 (0.28%) FreeRADIUS
15 9 (0.23%) NFS
16 8 (0.20%) Terminal Services
16 8 (0.20%) Forefront TMG
16 8 (0.20%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 64 (1.63%) SCCM
2 48 (1.22%) Data Guard
3 45 (1.15%) SCOM
4 44 (1.12%) Control-M
5 38 (0.97%) Puppet
6 24 (0.61%) Tivoli
6 24 (0.61%) Backup Exec
7 15 (0.38%) HP Quality Center
8 12 (0.31%) BladeLogic
9 10 (0.26%) Nagios
9 10 (0.26%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 10 (0.26%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 9 (0.23%) ITRS Geneos
10 9 (0.23%) Opscode Chef
10 9 (0.23%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 8 (0.20%) OpenView
12 7 (0.18%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
12 7 (0.18%) AppDNA
12 7 (0.18%) Ambari
12 7 (0.18%) Oozie
Vendors
1 1153 (29.41%) Microsoft
2 836 (21.33%) Oracle
3 272 (6.94%) VMware
4 182 (4.64%) Sybase
5 145 (3.70%) Business Objects
6 142 (3.62%) Citrix
7 109 (2.78%) IBM
8 98 (2.50%) HP
9 93 (2.37%) Cisco
10 90 (2.30%) Informatica
11 87 (2.22%) Cognos
12 85 (2.17%) Tableau
13 69 (1.76%) Sitecore
14 62 (1.58%) JBoss
15 56 (1.43%) SAP
16 43 (1.10%) EPiServer
17 42 (1.07%) NetApp
18 41 (1.05%) Red Hat
19 40 (1.02%) TIBCO
20 38 (0.97%) Teradata
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