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 29 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 13 13 17
Rank change year-on-year
0 +4
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 1963 2052 1959
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 8.95% 9.01% 8.86%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 38.80% 40.25% 40.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 1424 1532 1411
Average daily rate
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£425 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 11 36
Average hourly rate £22.83 £25.00 £23.66
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.68% +5.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £10.00 £18.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £27.50 £51.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £29.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-25.86% +16.00%
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
5059 5098 4807
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 23.07% 22.37% 21.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 3552 3619 3278
Average daily rate £450 £425 £430
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -1.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 24 60
Average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £23.20
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% +18.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.70 £12.55 £17.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £80.00 £125.00 £51.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.69 £34.50 £28.75
% change year-on-year
-16.84% +20.00%

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 29 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 29 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 29 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 0 588 £450 +5.88% 229
Canary Wharf +10 26 £475 -40.62%
Croydon +4 16 £325 -16.39% 5
Docklands, London +5 10 £613 +25.64% 1
Bromley +4 7 £275 -8.33% 3
Feltham - 7 £398 -
New Malden - 4 - -
Uxbridge - 4 £375 - 4
Twickenham - 3 £295 - 2
Harrow 0 2 - -
Hammersmith -5 2 £390 - 2
Chessington - 2 £325 - 1
South Croydon - 2 £212 -
Stanmore - 2 £400 -
Chiswick +4 1 - -
Romford +2 1 - - 1
West Drayton +2 1 £563 -
Westminster +1 1 £500 +63.93%
Kingston Upon Thames -2 1 £600 +71.42% 8
Brentford -2 1 £375 +10.45%
Ilford -8 1 £230 -3.15%
Hounslow - 1 £295 - 1
Enfield - 1 £403 -
Surbiton - 1 £300 -
Hackney - 1 - -
Southwark - 1 - -
SQL Server
England

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 29 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 1956 (52.55%) SQL
2 1544 (41.48%) .NET
3 1398 (37.56%) C#
4 1122 (30.15%) Microsoft
5 1003 (26.95%) Finance
6 991 (26.63%) Agile Software Development
7 924 (24.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 860 (23.11%) Windows
9 774 (20.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 746 (20.04%) SQL Server 2008
11 715 (19.21%) Oracle
12 695 (18.67%) ASP.NET
13 684 (18.38%) T-SQL
14 654 (17.57%) JavaScript
15 635 (17.06%) Business Intelligence
16 586 (15.74%) MS Excel
17 562 (15.10%) Banking
18 546 (14.67%) HTML
19 529 (14.21%) Data Warehouse
20 526 (14.13%) ETL
21 500 (13.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
22 494 (13.27%) MVC
23 459 (12.33%) SQL Server 2012
24 457 (12.28%) Java
25 416 (11.18%) CSS
26 413 (11.10%) .NET Framework
27 403 (10.83%) TDD
28 386 (10.37%) WCF
29 379 (10.18%) XML
30 361 (9.70%) Scrum

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 29 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
1 310 (8.33%) SharePoint
2 291 (7.82%) IIS
3 117 (3.14%) CMS
4 106 (2.85%) MS Exchange
5 96 (2.58%) BizTalk Server
6 85 (2.28%) Apache
7 72 (1.93%) Tomcat
8 66 (1.77%) SharePoint 2010
9 54 (1.45%) Sitecore CMS
10 51 (1.37%) SharePoint 2013
11 50 (1.34%) WebSphere
12 49 (1.32%) Umbraco
13 46 (1.24%) Node.js
13 46 (1.24%) Lync
13 46 (1.24%) Exchange Server 2010
14 42 (1.13%) JBoss
15 36 (0.97%) SAS
16 30 (0.81%) Kentico
17 27 (0.73%) WebLogic
18 24 (0.64%) Confluence
Applications
1 586 (15.74%) MS Excel
2 119 (3.20%) MS Office
3 49 (1.32%) PowerPivot
4 46 (1.24%) MS Visio
5 44 (1.18%) MS PowerPoint
6 31 (0.83%) MS Project
7 8 (0.21%) SPSS
8 7 (0.19%) InfoPath
8 7 (0.19%) Photoshop
9 4 (0.11%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 4 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
10 3 (0.081%) Adobe Illustrator
11 1 (0.027%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 115 (3.09%) Dynamics CRM
2 55 (1.48%) Markit EDM
3 24 (0.64%) RMDS
4 22 (0.59%) Dynamics AX
5 18 (0.48%) IntelliMatch
6 17 (0.46%) Oracle EBS
7 16 (0.43%) thinkFolio
8 14 (0.38%) Remedy ITSM
9 12 (0.32%) ION MarketView
9 12 (0.32%) Endur
10 9 (0.24%) Global One
10 9 (0.24%) Dynamics NAV
10 9 (0.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 9 (0.24%) Oracle EBS R12
11 8 (0.21%) ResourceLink
12 7 (0.19%) LatentZero
12 7 (0.19%) Cognos Business Intelligence
13 6 (0.16%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
13 6 (0.16%) Oracle General Ledger
13 6 (0.16%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 107 (2.87%) Amazon AWS
2 104 (2.79%) Microsoft Azure
3 39 (1.05%) Office 365
4 30 (0.81%) SaaS
5 25 (0.67%) GitHub
6 15 (0.40%) Amazon EC2
7 13 (0.35%) IaaS
8 12 (0.32%) AWS CloudFormation
9 11 (0.30%) PaaS
10 8 (0.21%) CloudFront
10 8 (0.21%) Cloud Computing
11 4 (0.11%) Amazon ELB
11 4 (0.11%) Amazon ElastiCache
11 4 (0.11%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 4 (0.11%) Amazon S3
12 3 (0.081%) Rackspace Cloud
13 2 (0.054%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 2 (0.054%) Google Analytics
14 1 (0.027%) Yammer
14 1 (0.027%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 140 (3.76%) SAN
2 103 (2.77%) Firewall
3 96 (2.58%) DNS
4 64 (1.72%) LDAP
5 63 (1.69%) VPN
6 60 (1.61%) HTTP
7 56 (1.50%) WAN
8 55 (1.48%) NAS
9 53 (1.42%) DHCP
10 51 (1.37%) Internet
11 50 (1.34%) TCP/IP
12 49 (1.32%) LAN
13 33 (0.89%) VLAN
14 21 (0.56%) FTP
15 18 (0.48%) Intranet
16 16 (0.43%) SSL
17 14 (0.38%) Multicast
18 11 (0.30%) iSCSI
19 10 (0.27%) Unified Communications
19 10 (0.27%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 924 (24.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 774 (20.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 746 (20.04%) SQL Server 2008
4 529 (14.21%) Data Warehouse
5 500 (13.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 459 (12.33%) SQL Server 2012
7 276 (7.42%) Relational Database
8 207 (5.56%) SQL Server 2005
9 156 (4.19%) MySQL
10 154 (4.14%) Oracle Database
11 138 (3.71%) QlikView
12 119 (3.20%) OLAP
13 107 (2.87%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 97 (2.61%) MS Access
15 91 (2.44%) RDBMS
16 74 (1.99%) DB2
17 68 (1.83%) DTS
17 68 (1.83%) MongoDB
18 58 (1.56%) Oracle Database 11g
19 57 (1.53%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 284 (7.63%) Visual Studio
2 237 (6.37%) Team Foundation Server
3 165 (4.43%) Subversion
4 126 (3.39%) NUnit
5 120 (3.22%) JIRA
6 105 (2.82%) Git (software)
7 92 (2.47%) Jenkins
8 84 (2.26%) TeamCity
9 73 (1.96%) Maven
10 53 (1.42%) Ant
11 44 (1.18%) Moq
12 42 (1.13%) Selenium
13 41 (1.10%) MSTest
14 39 (1.05%) MSBuild
15 38 (1.02%) JUnit
16 35 (0.94%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
17 32 (0.86%) Rhino Mocks
18 31 (0.83%) ReSharper
19 29 (0.78%) Eclipse
19 29 (0.78%) SpecFlow
General
1 1003 (26.95%) Finance
2 562 (15.10%) Banking
3 245 (6.58%) Investment Banking
4 236 (6.34%) Front Office
5 124 (3.33%) Retail
6 103 (2.77%) Back Office
7 88 (2.36%) Marketing
8 74 (1.99%) Legal
9 55 (1.48%) Telecoms
10 44 (1.18%) Advertising
11 43 (1.16%) Law
12 39 (1.05%) Financial Institution
13 20 (0.54%) Publishing
14 19 (0.51%) Manufacturing
15 18 (0.48%) Billing
16 16 (0.43%) Retail Banking
17 11 (0.30%) Pharmaceutical
18 10 (0.27%) Automotive
18 10 (0.27%) General Ledger
19 9 (0.24%) French Language
Job Titles
1 2147 (57.68%) Developer
2 478 (12.84%) .NET Developer
3 438 (11.77%) Analyst
4 394 (10.59%) C# Developer
5 380 (10.21%) SQL Developer
6 240 (6.45%) Senior Developer
7 235 (6.31%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 217 (5.83%) Architect
9 199 (5.35%) DBA
10 186 (5.00%) C# .NET Developer
11 156 (4.19%) SQL DBA
12 124 (3.33%) Consultant
13 119 (3.20%) Java Developer
14 112 (3.01%) Applications Support
15 102 (2.74%) Administrator
16 98 (2.63%) ASP.NET Developer
17 87 (2.34%) Support Analyst
18 86 (2.31%) SQL Server Developer
19 79 (2.12%) Analyst Developer
20 78 (2.10%) C# ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1544 (41.48%) .NET
2 695 (18.67%) ASP.NET
3 546 (14.67%) HTML
4 416 (11.18%) CSS
5 413 (11.10%) .NET Framework
6 386 (10.37%) WCF
7 379 (10.18%) XML
8 347 (9.32%) Web Services
9 337 (9.05%) jQuery
10 313 (8.41%) ASP.NET MVC
11 233 (6.26%) HTML5
12 226 (6.07%) Entity Framework
13 206 (5.53%) WPF
14 158 (4.25%) AngularJS
15 148 (3.98%) Ajax
16 144 (3.87%) LINQ
17 123 (3.30%) SOAP
18 121 (3.25%) XSLT
19 113 (3.04%) JSON
20 112 (3.01%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 327 (8.79%) Analytical Skills
2 137 (3.68%) Fixed Income
3 124 (3.33%) Derivative
4 120 (3.22%) Computer Science
5 100 (2.69%) Clustering
6 95 (2.55%) Visualisation
7 92 (2.47%) NHS
8 82 (2.20%) Hedge funds
8 82 (2.20%) Data Centre
9 79 (2.12%) Management Information System
10 73 (1.96%) Replication
10 73 (1.96%) Equities
11 56 (1.50%) Enterprise Software
12 55 (1.48%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 47 (1.26%) Mobile App
14 44 (1.18%) Client/Server
15 43 (1.16%) Data Integration
16 41 (1.10%) Inversion of Control
17 39 (1.05%) Data Structures
18 37 (0.99%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 860 (23.11%) Windows
2 356 (9.56%) Linux
3 242 (6.50%) Windows Server 2008
4 221 (5.94%) UNIX
5 160 (4.30%) Windows Server 2012
6 124 (3.33%) Windows Server 2003
7 62 (1.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 53 (1.42%) Solaris
9 51 (1.37%) Windows 7
10 49 (1.32%) Android
11 38 (1.02%) Apple iOS
12 32 (0.86%) AIX
13 21 (0.56%) Windows 8
14 16 (0.43%) Windows XP
15 15 (0.40%) CentOS
16 10 (0.27%) Ubuntu
17 9 (0.24%) Windows Vista
17 9 (0.24%) SUSE
18 8 (0.21%) VMS
19 7 (0.19%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 991 (26.63%) Agile Software Development
2 635 (17.06%) Business Intelligence
3 526 (14.13%) ETL
4 494 (13.27%) MVC
5 403 (10.83%) TDD
6 361 (9.70%) Scrum
7 286 (7.68%) Data Modelling
8 276 (7.42%) OO
9 242 (6.50%) Migration
10 231 (6.21%) ITIL
11 224 (6.02%) SDLC
12 216 (5.80%) Unit Testing
13 215 (5.78%) CRM
14 206 (5.53%) Continuous Integration
15 195 (5.24%) Performance Tuning
16 159 (4.27%) Analytics
17 152 (4.08%) E-Commerce
18 145 (3.90%) Web Development
19 141 (3.79%) BDD
19 141 (3.79%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 1956 (52.55%) SQL
2 1398 (37.56%) C#
3 684 (18.38%) T-SQL
4 654 (17.57%) JavaScript
5 457 (12.28%) Java
6 206 (5.53%) PowerShell
7 202 (5.43%) VBA
8 148 (3.98%) Python
9 146 (3.92%) Perl
10 137 (3.68%) VB
11 135 (3.63%) VB.NET
12 108 (2.90%) C++
13 83 (2.23%) PL/SQL
14 81 (2.18%) Shell Script
15 75 (2.02%) PHP
16 72 (1.93%) VBScript
17 48 (1.29%) Ruby
18 45 (1.21%) C
19 31 (0.83%) Bash Shell
20 23 (0.62%) R
Qualifications
1 271 (7.28%) Degree
2 190 (5.10%) Security Cleared
3 133 (3.57%) SC Cleared
4 70 (1.88%) Microsoft Certification
5 39 (1.05%) DV Cleared
6 37 (0.99%) MCSE
7 23 (0.62%) ISEB
8 22 (0.59%) MCITP
9 16 (0.43%) ISTQB
10 15 (0.40%) MCSA
11 14 (0.38%) ITIL Certification
12 13 (0.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 12 (0.32%) Cisco Certification
14 11 (0.30%) CTC Cleared
15 10 (0.27%) MCP
15 10 (0.27%) PMI Certification
16 9 (0.24%) Siebel Certification
16 9 (0.24%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
17 8 (0.21%) CCNA
17 8 (0.21%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 97 (2.61%) QA
2 40 (1.07%) Data Quality
3 34 (0.91%) SLA
4 12 (0.32%) Solvency II
5 8 (0.21%) ISO 9001
5 8 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 6 (0.16%) Dodd-Frank
6 6 (0.16%) HL7
6 6 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 3 (0.081%) COBIT
7 3 (0.081%) PCI DSS
7 3 (0.081%) PMBOK
7 3 (0.081%) EMIR
8 2 (0.054%) COREP
8 2 (0.054%) FINREP
8 2 (0.054%) FATCA
8 2 (0.054%) GAAP
8 2 (0.054%) MiFID
9 1 (0.027%) GxP
9 1 (0.027%) DICOM
System Software
1 246 (6.61%) Active Directory
2 155 (4.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 82 (2.20%) vSphere
4 53 (1.42%) Hyper-V
5 40 (1.07%) XenApp
6 30 (0.81%) VMware ESX
7 27 (0.73%) vCloud
8 21 (0.56%) NFS
9 19 (0.51%) Oracle RAC
10 14 (0.38%) XenDesktop
11 13 (0.35%) Xen
12 12 (0.32%) Microsoft App-V
13 11 (0.30%) Terminal Services
14 9 (0.24%) SRDF
14 9 (0.24%) VMware ESXi
15 8 (0.21%) KVM
15 8 (0.21%) UAG
16 6 (0.16%) HDFS
16 6 (0.16%) Samba
17 5 (0.13%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 59 (1.59%) Puppet
2 53 (1.42%) SCCM
3 41 (1.10%) SCOM
4 36 (0.97%) Opscode Chef
5 33 (0.89%) ITRS Geneos
6 31 (0.83%) Control-M
7 28 (0.75%) HP Quality Center
8 25 (0.67%) BladeLogic
9 21 (0.56%) ZABBIX
10 15 (0.40%) WSUS
11 12 (0.32%) Data Guard
12 9 (0.24%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 8 (0.21%) Nagios
14 7 (0.19%) Oracle RMAN
14 7 (0.19%) Backup Exec
14 7 (0.19%) Tivoli
15 6 (0.16%) ARCserve
15 6 (0.16%) WMI
16 5 (0.13%) NetBackup
16 5 (0.13%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 1122 (30.15%) Microsoft
2 715 (19.21%) Oracle
3 231 (6.21%) VMware
4 175 (4.70%) Sybase
5 126 (3.39%) Tableau
6 105 (2.82%) Business Objects
7 98 (2.63%) Citrix
8 96 (2.58%) IBM
9 93 (2.50%) HP
10 86 (2.31%) TIBCO
11 71 (1.91%) Red Hat
12 69 (1.85%) Cisco
13 66 (1.77%) Cognos
14 64 (1.72%) Sitecore
15 53 (1.42%) SAP
16 52 (1.40%) Greenplum
17 50 (1.34%) Informatica
18 44 (1.18%) EPiServer
19 42 (1.13%) Telerik
20 36 (0.97%) Teradata
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