The first table below looks at the demand 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 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Database & Business Intelligence category for the London region.

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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 18 16 16
Rank change year-on-year
-2 0
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 1867 2254 2251
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 7.94% 9.29% 8.56%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 34.96% 41.14% 42.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 1312 1576 1548
Average daily rate
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£413 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £298 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 31 18
Average hourly rate £19.00 £28.00 £31.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.14% -10.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £17.50 £20.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.40 £57.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.75 £27.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-17.27% +10.00%
Database & Business Intelligence Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
5341 5479 5351
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 22.72% 22.58% 20.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 3632 3714 3587
Average daily rate £438 £430 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.74% +1.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £573 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 53 58
Average hourly rate £29.74 £28.00 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.21% -3.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £15.40 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £125.00 £52.50 £48.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -
SQL Server
England

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 30 July 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 30 July 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 30 July 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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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 +3 541 £425 - 244
Bromley +10 10 £285 +5.55% 1
Docklands, London +7 8 £488 +0.51%
Canary Wharf +16 6 £550 +10.00%
West Drayton - 3 £475 -
Harrow -3 2 £258 +3.00% 3
Dagenham - 2 - - 1
Twickenham - 2 - - 2
Orpington +2 1 £313 - 1
Southwark +1 1 £313 -
Westminster +1 1 £375 -21.05%
Wimbledon -2 1 £150 -53.84% 1
Croydon -2 1 £500 +49.25% 13
Chiswick - 1 - -
Mayfair - 1 £475 - 2
Hammersmith - - - - 1
Hackney - - - - 1
Paddington - - - -
Ealing - - - -
Upminster - - - - 1
Uxbridge - - - -
Wembley - - - -
Pinner - - - - 2
Romford - - - - 4
Ruislip - - - -
Sidcup - - - - 1
South Croydon - - - -
Surbiton - - - -
Teddington - - - - 2
Thornton Heath - - - -
Edgware - - - - 1
Enfield - - - - 1
Feltham - - - - 1
Chessington - - - -
Barnet - - - - 5
Bexley - - - -
Brentford - - - - 1
Hayes - - - - 1
Hornchurch - - - - 1
Hounslow - - - - 2
Kingston Upon Thames - - - - 7
Mitcham - - - -
New Malden - - - - 1
Northwood - - - -
SQL Server
England

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 1914 (48.01%) SQL
2 1573 (39.45%) .NET
3 1499 (37.60%) C#
4 1109 (27.82%) Microsoft
5 1075 (26.96%) SQL Server 2008
6 981 (24.60%) Finance
7 895 (22.45%) Windows
8 881 (22.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 839 (21.04%) ASP.NET
10 789 (19.79%) Oracle
11 783 (19.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 659 (16.53%) HTML
13 642 (16.10%) JavaScript
14 613 (15.37%) Banking
15 611 (15.32%) T-SQL
16 608 (15.25%) Business Intelligence
17 605 (15.17%) MVC
18 565 (14.17%) MS Excel
19 501 (12.57%) Data Warehouse
20 490 (12.29%) CSS
20 490 (12.29%) Agile Software Development
21 486 (12.19%) TDD
22 475 (11.91%) SQL Server Analysis Services
23 464 (11.64%) ETL
24 443 (11.11%) SharePoint
25 434 (10.89%) WCF
26 427 (10.71%) jQuery
27 411 (10.31%) .NET Framework
28 407 (10.21%) SQL Server 2012
29 401 (10.06%) SQL Server 2005

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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
1 443 (11.11%) SharePoint
2 301 (7.55%) IIS
3 166 (4.16%) CMS
4 148 (3.71%) SharePoint 2010
5 133 (3.34%) MS Exchange
6 131 (3.29%) BizTalk Server
7 108 (2.71%) Umbraco
8 86 (2.16%) SharePoint 2013
9 85 (2.13%) WebSphere
10 74 (1.86%) Exchange Server 2010
11 63 (1.58%) Tomcat
12 60 (1.50%) SAS
13 58 (1.45%) Apache
14 50 (1.25%) Sitecore CMS
15 46 (1.15%) Exchange Server 2007
16 43 (1.08%) Lync
17 40 (1.00%) WebLogic
18 36 (0.90%) Node.js
18 36 (0.90%) SharePoint Server
19 33 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 565 (14.17%) MS Excel
2 134 (3.36%) MS Office
3 43 (1.08%) PowerPivot
4 32 (0.80%) MS PowerPoint
5 29 (0.73%) MS Project
6 24 (0.60%) InfoPath
7 23 (0.58%) MS Visio
8 20 (0.50%) Spreadsheet
9 13 (0.33%) Photoshop
10 8 (0.20%) SPSS
11 6 (0.15%) Stata
12 5 (0.13%) Adobe Illustrator
13 3 (0.075%) ProjectWise
14 1 (0.025%) Fireworks
14 1 (0.025%) AutoCAD
14 1 (0.025%) Acrobat
14 1 (0.025%) GIMP
14 1 (0.025%) FastStats
Business Applications
1 85 (2.13%) Dynamics CRM
2 62 (1.56%) Markit EDM
3 37 (0.93%) Google Analytics
4 28 (0.70%) Dynamics AX
5 20 (0.50%) Oracle EBS
6 18 (0.45%) Cognos TM1
7 15 (0.38%) Oracle General Ledger
7 15 (0.38%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 14 (0.35%) Oracle Payables
8 14 (0.35%) Oracle Receivables
8 14 (0.35%) Oracle Assets
8 14 (0.35%) Oracle EBS R12
9 13 (0.33%) Agresso
10 11 (0.28%) Oracle Applications
10 11 (0.28%) RMDS
11 10 (0.25%) IntelliMatch
12 8 (0.20%) Remedy ITSM
12 8 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
13 7 (0.18%) HFM
14 6 (0.15%) ReMetrica
Cloud Services
1 108 (2.71%) Microsoft Azure
2 35 (0.88%) Office 365
3 27 (0.68%) SaaS
4 21 (0.53%) Cloud Computing
4 21 (0.53%) Amazon AWS
5 17 (0.43%) PaaS
6 14 (0.35%) Amazon EC2
7 7 (0.18%) IaaS
8 6 (0.15%) GitHub
9 2 (0.050%) Rackspace Cloud
9 2 (0.050%) Heroku
10 1 (0.025%) Amazon S3
10 1 (0.025%) Gitorious
10 1 (0.025%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 122 (3.06%) SAN
2 92 (2.31%) DNS
3 90 (2.26%) TCP/IP
3 90 (2.26%) Firewall
4 83 (2.08%) Internet
5 63 (1.58%) HTTP
6 57 (1.43%) NAS
7 53 (1.33%) DHCP
8 48 (1.20%) WAN
9 46 (1.15%) LAN
10 38 (0.95%) VPN
11 37 (0.93%) LDAP
11 37 (0.93%) Intranet
12 25 (0.63%) FTP
12 25 (0.63%) VLAN
13 21 (0.53%) VoIP
13 21 (0.53%) SSL
14 19 (0.48%) Extranet
14 19 (0.48%) Network Security
15 15 (0.38%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1075 (26.96%) SQL Server 2008
2 881 (22.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 783 (19.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 501 (12.57%) Data Warehouse
5 475 (11.91%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 407 (10.21%) SQL Server 2012
7 401 (10.06%) SQL Server 2005
8 296 (7.42%) Relational Database
9 201 (5.04%) Oracle Database
10 150 (3.76%) MySQL
11 126 (3.16%) QlikView
12 113 (2.83%) RDBMS
13 111 (2.78%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 106 (2.66%) SQL Server 2000
15 97 (2.43%) OLAP
16 91 (2.28%) Oracle Database 11g
17 82 (2.06%) Big Data
18 78 (1.96%) Data Mining
18 78 (1.96%) DTS
19 67 (1.68%) DB2
Development Applications
1 316 (7.93%) Visual Studio
2 237 (5.94%) Team Foundation Server
3 124 (3.11%) Subversion
4 118 (2.96%) TeamCity
5 114 (2.86%) NUnit
6 112 (2.81%) Git (software)
7 77 (1.93%) JIRA
8 64 (1.61%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 55 (1.38%) SpecFlow
10 49 (1.23%) Maven
11 47 (1.18%) Jenkins
12 45 (1.13%) Mercurial
13 44 (1.10%) JUnit
14 43 (1.08%) Rhino Mocks
15 39 (0.98%) MSTest
16 37 (0.93%) Selenium
17 30 (0.75%) MSBuild
18 23 (0.58%) CruiseControl
19 20 (0.50%) Eclipse
20 19 (0.48%) Moq
General
1 981 (24.60%) Finance
2 613 (15.37%) Banking
3 264 (6.62%) Investment Banking
4 224 (5.62%) Front Office
5 183 (4.59%) Retail
6 112 (2.81%) Marketing
7 98 (2.46%) Back Office
8 60 (1.50%) Telecoms
9 56 (1.40%) Financial Institution
10 52 (1.30%) Legal
11 50 (1.25%) Advertising
12 38 (0.95%) Publishing
13 35 (0.88%) Billing
14 31 (0.78%) Retail Banking
15 26 (0.65%) Law
16 16 (0.40%) Pharmaceutical
16 16 (0.40%) Games
17 14 (0.35%) German Language
18 12 (0.30%) General Ledger
19 11 (0.28%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 2120 (53.17%) Developer
2 599 (15.02%) .NET Developer
3 559 (14.02%) Analyst
4 522 (13.09%) C# Developer
5 343 (8.60%) SQL Developer
6 262 (6.57%) DBA
6 262 (6.57%) C# .NET Developer
7 235 (5.89%) Architect
8 229 (5.74%) Senior Developer
9 207 (5.19%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 190 (4.77%) Consultant
11 180 (4.51%) SQL DBA
12 151 (3.79%) ASP.NET Developer
13 119 (2.98%) Applications Support
14 118 (2.96%) SQL Server Developer
15 112 (2.81%) Support Analyst
16 107 (2.68%) Business Analyst
17 104 (2.61%) Data Analyst
18 102 (2.56%) C# ASP.NET Developer
19 101 (2.53%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1573 (39.45%) .NET
2 839 (21.04%) ASP.NET
3 659 (16.53%) HTML
4 490 (12.29%) CSS
5 434 (10.89%) WCF
6 427 (10.71%) jQuery
7 411 (10.31%) .NET Framework
8 392 (9.83%) ASP.NET MVC
9 378 (9.48%) Web Services
10 346 (8.68%) XML
11 237 (5.94%) WPF
12 203 (5.09%) HTML5
13 199 (4.99%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
14 176 (4.41%) Ajax
15 140 (3.51%) ASP.NET MVC 4
16 120 (3.01%) LINQ
17 116 (2.91%) MDX
18 111 (2.78%) JSON
19 99 (2.48%) Middleware
20 95 (2.38%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 132 (3.31%) NHS
2 131 (3.29%) Computer Science
3 128 (3.21%) Fixed Income
4 125 (3.14%) Clustering
5 121 (3.03%) Derivative
6 105 (2.63%) Replication
7 89 (2.23%) Management Information System
8 71 (1.78%) Data Integration
9 61 (1.53%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 57 (1.43%) Enterprise Software
11 56 (1.40%) Visualisation
12 53 (1.33%) Equities
13 46 (1.15%) Credit Risk
14 44 (1.10%) Market Risk
14 44 (1.10%) Client/Server
15 42 (1.05%) Statistics
16 39 (0.98%) Hedge funds
17 33 (0.83%) Mathematics
18 29 (0.73%) N-Tier
19 28 (0.70%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 895 (22.45%) Windows
2 287 (7.20%) Windows Server 2008
3 274 (6.87%) Linux
4 200 (5.02%) UNIX
5 178 (4.46%) Windows Server 2003
6 85 (2.13%) Windows 7
7 64 (1.61%) Solaris
7 64 (1.61%) Windows Server 2012
8 55 (1.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 52 (1.30%) Windows XP
10 24 (0.60%) Android
11 23 (0.58%) AIX
11 23 (0.58%) Apple iOS
12 17 (0.43%) Windows 2000
12 17 (0.43%) Windows 8
13 9 (0.23%) Windows Vista
14 8 (0.20%) Oracle Linux
15 6 (0.15%) SUSE
16 5 (0.13%) HPUX
16 5 (0.13%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 608 (15.25%) Business Intelligence
2 605 (15.17%) MVC
3 490 (12.29%) Agile Software Development
4 486 (12.19%) TDD
5 464 (11.64%) ETL
6 314 (7.88%) Migration
7 286 (7.17%) Data Modelling
8 258 (6.47%) Scrum
8 258 (6.47%) OO
9 234 (5.87%) ITIL
10 211 (5.29%) Analytics
11 210 (5.27%) Performance Tuning
12 195 (4.89%) Web Development
13 192 (4.82%) E-Commerce
13 192 (4.82%) Continuous Integration
14 188 (4.72%) Unit Testing
15 169 (4.24%) Project Management
16 165 (4.14%) CRM
17 157 (3.94%) Asset Management
18 152 (3.81%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 1914 (48.01%) SQL
2 1499 (37.60%) C#
3 642 (16.10%) JavaScript
4 611 (15.32%) T-SQL
5 322 (8.08%) Java
6 176 (4.41%) PowerShell
7 147 (3.69%) VBA
8 132 (3.31%) PL/SQL
9 115 (2.88%) C++
10 106 (2.66%) VB
11 105 (2.63%) VB.NET
12 92 (2.31%) Perl
13 89 (2.23%) Python
14 79 (1.98%) VBScript
15 68 (1.71%) Shell Script
16 55 (1.38%) C
17 51 (1.28%) PHP
18 21 (0.53%) Ruby
19 20 (0.50%) Bash Shell
20 17 (0.43%) VC++
Qualifications
1 339 (8.50%) Degree
2 131 (3.29%) Microsoft Certification
3 100 (2.51%) Security Cleared
4 64 (1.61%) MCITP
5 55 (1.38%) SC Cleared
6 48 (1.20%) MCSE
7 39 (0.98%) MCTS
8 29 (0.73%) DV Cleared
9 28 (0.70%) ISEB
10 25 (0.63%) ITIL Certification
11 19 (0.48%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 17 (0.43%) MCDBA
13 16 (0.40%) MCSD
13 16 (0.40%) MCP
14 14 (0.35%) MCSA
15 12 (0.30%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 10 (0.25%) ISTQB
16 10 (0.25%) OCP
16 10 (0.25%) Oracle Certification
16 10 (0.25%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 121 (3.03%) QA
2 61 (1.53%) Data Quality
3 43 (1.08%) SLA
4 22 (0.55%) ISO 9001
5 21 (0.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 15 (0.38%) Basel III
7 10 (0.25%) Solvency II
8 8 (0.20%) PCI DSS
8 8 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 6 (0.15%) EMIR
9 6 (0.15%) Dodd-Frank
10 2 (0.050%) COREP
10 2 (0.050%) FINREP
11 1 (0.025%) Basel II
11 1 (0.025%) ISO 14001
11 1 (0.025%) TickIT
11 1 (0.025%) COBIT
11 1 (0.025%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 1 (0.025%) MiFID
11 1 (0.025%) CRD IV
System Software
1 284 (7.12%) Active Directory
2 140 (3.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 59 (1.48%) Oracle RAC
4 56 (1.40%) vSphere
5 55 (1.38%) VMware ESX
6 46 (1.15%) XenApp
7 43 (1.08%) Hyper-V
8 42 (1.05%) Oracle RMAN
9 19 (0.48%) ISA Server
10 16 (0.40%) VMware ESXi
11 14 (0.35%) vCloud
11 14 (0.35%) XenServer
12 13 (0.33%) XenDesktop
13 10 (0.25%) NFS
14 9 (0.23%) Citrix Presentation Server
15 8 (0.20%) SRDF
15 8 (0.20%) Xen
16 7 (0.18%) Terminal Services
16 7 (0.18%) Forefront TMG
17 6 (0.15%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 50 (1.25%) Data Guard
2 39 (0.98%) SCCM
3 34 (0.85%) Control-M
4 33 (0.83%) SCOM
5 29 (0.73%) Puppet
6 28 (0.70%) Tivoli
7 20 (0.50%) Backup Exec
8 15 (0.38%) EMC NetWorker
9 11 (0.28%) HP Quality Center
10 10 (0.25%) BladeLogic
10 10 (0.25%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 9 (0.23%) Nagios
12 8 (0.20%) OpenView
13 7 (0.18%) BMC PATROL
13 7 (0.18%) ITRS Geneos
13 7 (0.18%) Forefront Identity Manager
13 7 (0.18%) AppDNA
13 7 (0.18%) Opscode Chef
14 6 (0.15%) WMI
14 6 (0.15%) OVSD
Vendors
1 1109 (27.82%) Microsoft
2 789 (19.79%) Oracle
3 257 (6.45%) VMware
4 175 (4.39%) Sybase
5 134 (3.36%) Business Objects
6 130 (3.26%) Citrix
7 102 (2.56%) Cognos
8 88 (2.21%) Informatica
9 86 (2.16%) Cisco
9 86 (2.16%) IBM
10 78 (1.96%) Tableau
11 77 (1.93%) HP
12 66 (1.66%) Sitecore
13 62 (1.56%) SAP
14 58 (1.45%) TIBCO
15 47 (1.18%) Google
16 44 (1.10%) Red Hat
17 41 (1.03%) JBoss
18 40 (1.00%) EPiServer
19 39 (0.98%) NetApp
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