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 6 July 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
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 12 17 18
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +1
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2029 1936 2101
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 8.87% 8.45% 8.98%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 38.20% 37.27% 40.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 1454 1421 1476
Average daily rate
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£425 £408 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.29% -4.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £284
10% offered a daily rate of more than £587 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 15 41
Average hourly rate £21.66 £25.00 £27.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.36% -7.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £12.50 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £32.19 £51.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.88 £23.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+3.80% -8.00%
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
5311 5195 5171
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 23.21% 22.67% 22.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 3727 3585 3499
Average daily rate £450 £440 £430
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.27% +2.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 26 65
Average hourly rate £27.78 £27.50 £24.83
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.01% +10.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.90 £14.00 £17.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £125.00 £51.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.35 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+2.96% -5.00%

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 6 July 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 6 July 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 6 July 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 +2 611 £450 +5.88% 288
Canary Wharf +9 26 £475 -17.39%
Docklands, London +1 13 £615 +23.00%
Bromley -3 7 £260 -13.33% 1
Croydon -7 7 £325 -16.39% 5
Uxbridge - 7 £375 - 6
New Malden - 6 - - 1
Feltham - 5 £398 -
Hammersmith -4 3 £379 - 2
Twickenham - 3 £125 - 1
Sidcup - 3 £400 - 1
Kingston Upon Thames +1 2 £390 +11.42% 6
Chiswick 0 2 - -
Paddington -9 2 £500 -13.04%
Surbiton - 2 £300 -
Southwark +2 1 - -
West Drayton +1 1 £563 +18.42%
Westminster - 1 £500 -
Enfield - 1 £403 - 4
Hounslow - 1 - -
Ilford - 1 £230 -
Romford - 1 - -
Hackney - 1 - - 1
SQL Server
England

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 6 July 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 2108 (52.66%) SQL
2 1624 (40.57%) .NET
3 1467 (36.65%) C#
4 1209 (30.20%) Microsoft
5 1097 (27.40%) Finance
6 1045 (26.11%) Agile Software Development
7 1020 (25.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 939 (23.46%) Windows
9 854 (21.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 797 (19.91%) SQL Server 2008
11 764 (19.09%) Oracle
12 759 (18.96%) ASP.NET
13 742 (18.54%) T-SQL
14 702 (17.54%) JavaScript
15 684 (17.09%) Business Intelligence
16 633 (15.81%) MS Excel
17 591 (14.76%) Banking
18 575 (14.36%) HTML
19 573 (14.31%) Data Warehouse
20 567 (14.16%) SQL Server Analysis Services
21 551 (13.76%) ETL
22 550 (13.74%) MVC
23 497 (12.42%) SQL Server 2012
24 493 (12.32%) Java
25 446 (11.14%) CSS
26 444 (11.09%) .NET Framework
27 420 (10.49%) TDD
28 404 (10.09%) WCF
29 398 (9.94%) Linux
30 390 (9.74%) XML

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 6 July 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
1 360 (8.99%) SharePoint
2 331 (8.27%) IIS
3 116 (2.90%) MS Exchange
4 115 (2.87%) CMS
5 98 (2.45%) BizTalk Server
6 94 (2.35%) Apache
7 82 (2.05%) Tomcat
8 79 (1.97%) SharePoint 2010
9 60 (1.50%) SharePoint 2013
10 53 (1.32%) WebSphere
11 50 (1.25%) Lync
12 49 (1.22%) Exchange Server 2010
12 49 (1.22%) Node.js
12 49 (1.22%) Sitecore CMS
13 48 (1.20%) JBoss
14 42 (1.05%) Umbraco
15 33 (0.82%) SAS
16 31 (0.77%) Confluence
17 27 (0.67%) WebLogic
17 27 (0.67%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 633 (15.81%) MS Excel
2 133 (3.32%) MS Office
3 55 (1.37%) PowerPivot
4 47 (1.17%) MS Visio
5 38 (0.95%) MS PowerPoint
6 36 (0.90%) MS Project
7 13 (0.32%) InfoPath
8 7 (0.17%) Photoshop
9 6 (0.15%) SPSS
10 4 (0.100%) Spreadsheet
10 4 (0.100%) Mingle
11 3 (0.075%) Adobe Illustrator
12 2 (0.050%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 2 (0.050%) FastStats
13 1 (0.025%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 116 (2.90%) Dynamics CRM
2 45 (1.12%) Markit EDM
3 25 (0.62%) Dynamics AX
4 23 (0.57%) RMDS
5 14 (0.35%) Endur
6 13 (0.32%) Remedy ITSM
6 13 (0.32%) IntelliMatch
7 10 (0.25%) Adobe Campaign
7 10 (0.25%) ION MarketView
7 10 (0.25%) thinkFolio
7 10 (0.25%) Global One
8 9 (0.22%) Oracle EBS R12
9 8 (0.20%) Oracle EBS
9 8 (0.20%) Agresso
9 8 (0.20%) Cognos Business Intelligence
9 8 (0.20%) Dynamics NAV
10 7 (0.17%) SAP HR
10 7 (0.17%) Oracle General Ledger
10 7 (0.17%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
11 6 (0.15%) Cognos TM1
Cloud Services
1 125 (3.12%) Microsoft Azure
1 125 (3.12%) Amazon AWS
2 45 (1.12%) Office 365
3 36 (0.90%) SaaS
4 34 (0.85%) GitHub
5 15 (0.37%) Amazon EC2
6 13 (0.32%) PaaS
6 13 (0.32%) IaaS
7 10 (0.25%) AWS CloudFormation
8 9 (0.22%) Cloud Computing
9 8 (0.20%) CloudFront
10 5 (0.12%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 4 (0.100%) Amazon ELB
11 4 (0.100%) Amazon ElastiCache
11 4 (0.100%) Google Analytics
11 4 (0.100%) Amazon S3
12 3 (0.075%) Rackspace Cloud
13 2 (0.050%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 1 (0.025%) Google Apps
14 1 (0.025%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 161 (4.02%) SAN
2 123 (3.07%) Firewall
3 111 (2.77%) DNS
4 80 (2.00%) LDAP
5 72 (1.80%) VPN
6 69 (1.72%) DHCP
7 61 (1.52%) WAN
7 61 (1.52%) NAS
8 57 (1.42%) LAN
8 57 (1.42%) HTTP
9 54 (1.35%) Internet
10 51 (1.27%) TCP/IP
11 35 (0.87%) VLAN
12 30 (0.75%) Intranet
13 18 (0.45%) SSL
14 16 (0.40%) FTP
15 15 (0.37%) Multicast
16 12 (0.30%) iSCSI
17 11 (0.27%) Fibre Channel
17 11 (0.27%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1020 (25.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 854 (21.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 797 (19.91%) SQL Server 2008
4 573 (14.31%) Data Warehouse
5 567 (14.16%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 497 (12.42%) SQL Server 2012
7 309 (7.72%) Relational Database
8 223 (5.57%) SQL Server 2005
9 190 (4.75%) MySQL
10 173 (4.32%) Oracle Database
11 135 (3.37%) QlikView
12 127 (3.17%) OLAP
13 125 (3.12%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 110 (2.75%) RDBMS
15 103 (2.57%) MS Access
16 80 (2.00%) DTS
17 73 (1.82%) DB2
18 72 (1.80%) MongoDB
19 69 (1.72%) Oracle Database 11g
20 65 (1.62%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 296 (7.39%) Visual Studio
2 275 (6.87%) Team Foundation Server
3 194 (4.85%) Subversion
4 139 (3.47%) JIRA
5 132 (3.30%) Git (software)
6 128 (3.20%) NUnit
7 108 (2.70%) TeamCity
7 108 (2.70%) Jenkins
8 71 (1.77%) Maven
9 53 (1.32%) Selenium
10 47 (1.17%) Ant
11 44 (1.10%) Moq
11 44 (1.10%) MSBuild
12 42 (1.05%) SpecFlow
12 42 (1.05%) JUnit
13 37 (0.92%) MSTest
14 36 (0.90%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
15 34 (0.85%) ReSharper
16 28 (0.70%) Eclipse
17 26 (0.65%) Rhino Mocks
General
1 1097 (27.40%) Finance
2 591 (14.76%) Banking
3 261 (6.52%) Front Office
4 254 (6.35%) Investment Banking
5 158 (3.95%) Retail
6 104 (2.60%) Marketing
7 102 (2.55%) Back Office
8 91 (2.27%) Legal
9 69 (1.72%) Law
10 52 (1.30%) Financial Institution
11 44 (1.10%) Advertising
12 43 (1.07%) Telecoms
13 24 (0.60%) Publishing
14 22 (0.55%) Retail Banking
15 16 (0.40%) Billing
16 15 (0.37%) Manufacturing
17 11 (0.27%) Pharmaceutical
17 11 (0.27%) Local Government
18 10 (0.25%) General Ledger
18 10 (0.25%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 2297 (57.38%) Developer
2 516 (12.89%) .NET Developer
3 473 (11.82%) Analyst
4 411 (10.27%) C# Developer
5 405 (10.12%) SQL Developer
6 254 (6.35%) Senior Developer
7 245 (6.12%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 240 (6.00%) Architect
9 222 (5.55%) DBA
10 190 (4.75%) C# .NET Developer
11 168 (4.20%) SQL DBA
12 142 (3.55%) Java Developer
13 127 (3.17%) Consultant
14 116 (2.90%) Administrator
15 110 (2.75%) ASP.NET Developer
16 107 (2.67%) Applications Support
17 98 (2.45%) Support Analyst
18 95 (2.37%) SQL Server Developer
19 87 (2.17%) Solutions Architect
19 87 (2.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1624 (40.57%) .NET
2 759 (18.96%) ASP.NET
3 575 (14.36%) HTML
4 446 (11.14%) CSS
5 444 (11.09%) .NET Framework
6 404 (10.09%) WCF
7 390 (9.74%) XML
8 373 (9.32%) Web Services
9 349 (8.72%) jQuery
10 347 (8.67%) ASP.NET MVC
11 244 (6.10%) HTML5
12 238 (5.95%) Entity Framework
13 209 (5.22%) WPF
14 185 (4.62%) AngularJS
15 162 (4.05%) Ajax
16 152 (3.80%) LINQ
17 135 (3.37%) SOAP
17 135 (3.37%) ASP.NET Web API
18 129 (3.22%) Middleware
19 121 (3.02%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 334 (8.34%) Analytical Skills
2 144 (3.60%) Fixed Income
3 135 (3.37%) Derivative
4 119 (2.97%) Computer Science
5 109 (2.72%) Clustering
6 98 (2.45%) NHS
7 92 (2.30%) Visualisation
8 89 (2.22%) Data Centre
9 87 (2.17%) Management Information System
10 81 (2.02%) Hedge funds
11 77 (1.92%) Replication
12 74 (1.85%) Equities
13 62 (1.55%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 54 (1.35%) Data Structures
14 54 (1.35%) Enterprise Software
15 48 (1.20%) Data Integration
16 47 (1.17%) Client/Server
17 46 (1.15%) N-Tier
17 46 (1.15%) Mobile App
18 45 (1.12%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 939 (23.46%) Windows
2 398 (9.94%) Linux
3 268 (6.69%) Windows Server 2008
4 229 (5.72%) UNIX
5 193 (4.82%) Windows Server 2012
6 132 (3.30%) Windows Server 2003
7 68 (1.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 58 (1.45%) Windows 7
9 51 (1.27%) Android
9 51 (1.27%) Solaris
10 40 (1.00%) Apple iOS
11 30 (0.75%) AIX
12 26 (0.65%) Windows 8
13 18 (0.45%) CentOS
14 16 (0.40%) Ubuntu
15 9 (0.22%) Windows XP
16 6 (0.15%) VMS
17 5 (0.12%) Mac OS X
17 5 (0.12%) SUSE
17 5 (0.12%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 1045 (26.11%) Agile Software Development
2 684 (17.09%) Business Intelligence
3 551 (13.76%) ETL
4 550 (13.74%) MVC
5 420 (10.49%) TDD
6 383 (9.57%) Scrum
7 294 (7.34%) Data Modelling
8 281 (7.02%) Migration
9 261 (6.52%) OO
10 245 (6.12%) SDLC
11 244 (6.10%) ITIL
12 241 (6.02%) Unit Testing
13 233 (5.82%) Continuous Integration
14 221 (5.52%) CRM
15 213 (5.32%) Performance Tuning
16 177 (4.42%) Analytics
17 175 (4.37%) E-Commerce
18 155 (3.87%) Project Management
18 155 (3.87%) BDD
19 151 (3.77%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 2108 (52.66%) SQL
2 1467 (36.65%) C#
3 742 (18.54%) T-SQL
4 702 (17.54%) JavaScript
5 493 (12.32%) Java
6 233 (5.82%) PowerShell
7 207 (5.17%) VBA
8 157 (3.92%) VB.NET
8 157 (3.92%) Perl
9 154 (3.85%) Python
10 138 (3.45%) VB
11 124 (3.10%) C++
12 93 (2.32%) Shell Script
13 87 (2.17%) PL/SQL
14 86 (2.15%) PHP
15 62 (1.55%) VBScript
16 47 (1.17%) Ruby
17 43 (1.07%) C
18 40 (1.00%) Bash Shell
19 27 (0.67%) VB6
Qualifications
1 271 (6.77%) Degree
2 188 (4.70%) Security Cleared
3 134 (3.35%) SC Cleared
4 86 (2.15%) Microsoft Certification
5 49 (1.22%) MCSE
6 41 (1.02%) DV Cleared
7 25 (0.62%) MCSA
8 23 (0.57%) ISEB
9 21 (0.52%) MCITP
10 20 (0.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 19 (0.47%) ISTQB
12 16 (0.40%) ITIL Certification
13 15 (0.37%) Cisco Certification
14 13 (0.32%) PMI Certification
15 12 (0.30%) MCP
16 10 (0.25%) CCNP
16 10 (0.25%) MCTS
16 10 (0.25%) CTC Cleared
17 9 (0.22%) PMP
17 9 (0.22%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 106 (2.65%) QA
2 47 (1.17%) SLA
3 44 (1.10%) Data Quality
4 19 (0.47%) Solvency II
5 10 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 9 (0.22%) HL7
7 6 (0.15%) ISO 9001
7 6 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 4 (0.100%) Dodd-Frank
9 3 (0.075%) PMBOK
10 2 (0.050%) COREP
10 2 (0.050%) FINREP
10 2 (0.050%) GAAP
10 2 (0.050%) ISO 14001
10 2 (0.050%) COBIT
10 2 (0.050%) MiFID
10 2 (0.050%) PCI DSS
10 2 (0.050%) EMIR
11 1 (0.025%) FATCA
11 1 (0.025%) Basel III
System Software
1 290 (7.24%) Active Directory
2 162 (4.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 82 (2.05%) vSphere
4 55 (1.37%) Hyper-V
5 47 (1.17%) XenApp
6 25 (0.62%) Oracle RAC
7 24 (0.60%) NFS
7 24 (0.60%) vCloud
8 23 (0.57%) VMware ESX
9 16 (0.40%) XenDesktop
10 15 (0.37%) Xen
11 13 (0.32%) Microsoft App-V
12 11 (0.27%) SRDF
12 11 (0.27%) KVM
12 11 (0.27%) Docker
13 9 (0.22%) Terminal Services
14 8 (0.20%) VMware ESXi
15 7 (0.17%) HDFS
15 7 (0.17%) UAG
16 6 (0.15%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 67 (1.67%) Puppet
2 45 (1.12%) SCCM
3 41 (1.02%) Opscode Chef
4 35 (0.87%) SCOM
5 33 (0.82%) ITRS Geneos
6 31 (0.77%) BladeLogic
7 29 (0.72%) Control-M
8 22 (0.55%) HP Quality Center
9 21 (0.52%) ZABBIX
10 14 (0.35%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 14 (0.35%) Data Guard
11 13 (0.32%) WSUS
12 10 (0.25%) Nagios
13 9 (0.22%) Oracle RMAN
13 9 (0.22%) Ansible
14 8 (0.20%) Tivoli
15 7 (0.17%) ARCserve
16 6 (0.15%) WMI
16 6 (0.15%) NetBackup
17 5 (0.12%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 1209 (30.20%) Microsoft
2 764 (19.09%) Oracle
3 252 (6.30%) VMware
4 180 (4.50%) Sybase
5 128 (3.20%) Tableau
6 112 (2.80%) IBM
7 109 (2.72%) Business Objects
7 109 (2.72%) HP
8 106 (2.65%) Citrix
9 85 (2.12%) TIBCO
10 77 (1.92%) Cisco
11 74 (1.85%) Red Hat
12 68 (1.70%) Cognos
13 63 (1.57%) Sitecore
14 59 (1.47%) SAP
15 55 (1.37%) Informatica
16 53 (1.32%) Greenplum
17 46 (1.15%) EPiServer
18 39 (0.97%) Splunk
19 38 (0.95%) DevExpress
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