The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Canary Wharf with a requirement for SQL Server skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SQL Server over the 3 months to 26 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
London / Canary Wharf
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 21 15 5
Rank change year-on-year -6 -10  
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2 11 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Canary Wharf 1.80% 8.94% 15.61%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 7.14% 33.33% 60.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 9 21
Median daily rate £493 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.68% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £247 £345 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £739 £610 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £350 £338
% change year-on-year +2.85% +3.70%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.50 £32.66 £23.25
% change year-on-year +20.96% +40.45%  

SQL Server is in the database and business intelligence skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Canary Wharf with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills.

Contract Database & Business Intelligence Skills
Canary Wharf
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 28 33 45
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Canary Wharf 25.23% 26.83% 26.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 23 31
Median daily rate £650 £473 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +37.56% -0.52%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £350 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £750 £600 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £383 £350
% change year-on-year +4.57% +9.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £30.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year +24.59% +17.30%  

SQL Server
Job Vacancy Trend in Canary Wharf

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Canary Wharf citing SQL Server as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Database & Business Intelligence category.

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server in Canary Wharf

SQL Server
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Canary Wharf

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SQL Server in Canary Wharf.

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL Server in Canary Wharf

SQL Server
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Canary Wharf

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server in Canary Wharf over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SQL Server in Canary Wharf

SQL Server
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Canary Wharf

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server in Canary Wharf.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL Server in Canary Wharf

For the 6 months to 26 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Canary Wharf region with a requirement for SQL Server.

1 7 (87.50%) SQL
2 5 (62.50%) Finance
3 4 (50.00%) Mathematics
3 4 (50.00%) C#
3 4 (50.00%) Degree
4 3 (37.50%) R
4 3 (37.50%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (37.50%) HTML
4 3 (37.50%) Microsoft Office
4 3 (37.50%) Microsoft Excel
4 3 (37.50%) Legal
5 2 (25.00%) Publishing
5 2 (25.00%) Front Office
5 2 (25.00%) MVC
5 2 (25.00%) Scrum
5 2 (25.00%) Econometrics
5 2 (25.00%) Computer Science
5 2 (25.00%) Selenium
5 2 (25.00%) Multithreading
5 2 (25.00%) Kanban
5 2 (25.00%) Data Protection
5 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (25.00%) Banking
5 2 (25.00%) Marketing
5 2 (25.00%) .NET Framework
5 2 (25.00%) SAS
5 2 (25.00%) B2B
5 2 (25.00%) ASP.NET
5 2 (25.00%) CSS
5 2 (25.00%) JavaScript

SQL Server
Co-occurring IT Skills in Canary Wharf by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (25.00%) SAS
2 1 (12.50%) Apache Solr
2 1 (12.50%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (12.50%) IBM Domino
2 1 (12.50%) MQSeries
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle Workflow
2 1 (12.50%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (37.50%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (37.50%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (12.50%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 2 (25.00%) Eloqua
1 2 (25.00%) FastStats
Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) LDAP
1 1 (12.50%) S/MIME
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) Relational Database
1 2 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (12.50%) DB2
2 1 (12.50%) EDRMS
2 1 (12.50%) MySQL
2 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (12.50%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 2 (25.00%) Grunt
1 2 (25.00%) gulp
1 2 (25.00%) jspm
1 2 (25.00%) Karma Test Runner
1 2 (25.00%) Selenium
1 2 (25.00%) SpecFlow
1 2 (25.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
1 2 (25.00%) TeamCity
2 1 (12.50%) ERwin
2 1 (12.50%) PowerBuilder
2 1 (12.50%) Toad
General
1 5 (62.50%) Finance
2 3 (37.50%) Legal
3 2 (25.00%) Banking
3 2 (25.00%) Front Office
3 2 (25.00%) Marketing
3 2 (25.00%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Analyst
1 3 (37.50%) Developer
1 3 (37.50%) SQL Analyst
1 3 (37.50%) SQL Data Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) C# Developer
2 2 (25.00%) Data Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) JavaScript Developer
2 2 (25.00%) Marketing Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Marketing Data Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) DBA
3 1 (12.50%) Information Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Performance Tuning DBA
3 1 (12.50%) SQL Server DBA
3 1 (12.50%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (37.50%) HTML
2 2 (25.00%) .NET
2 2 (25.00%) .NET Framework
2 2 (25.00%) AngularJS
2 2 (25.00%) ASP.NET
2 2 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC
2 2 (25.00%) ASP.NET Web API
2 2 (25.00%) CSS
2 2 (25.00%) CSS3
2 2 (25.00%) Entity Framework
2 2 (25.00%) HTML5
2 2 (25.00%) React
2 2 (25.00%) REST
3 1 (12.50%) ActiveMQ
3 1 (12.50%) JMS
3 1 (12.50%) Lucene
3 1 (12.50%) RabbitMQ
3 1 (12.50%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (25.00%) Computer Science
2 2 (25.00%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (12.50%) Data Structures
3 1 (12.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Mathematics
2 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (25.00%) Analytics
2 2 (25.00%) B2B
2 2 (25.00%) Campaign Analysis
2 2 (25.00%) Campaign Management
2 2 (25.00%) Data Protection
2 2 (25.00%) DevOps
2 2 (25.00%) Direct Marketing
2 2 (25.00%) Econometrics
2 2 (25.00%) Kanban
2 2 (25.00%) Marketing Analytics
2 2 (25.00%) Mathematical Modelling
2 2 (25.00%) Multithreading
2 2 (25.00%) MVC
2 2 (25.00%) Scrum
2 2 (25.00%) SOLID
2 2 (25.00%) Statistical Modelling
2 2 (25.00%) Test Automation
3 1 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 7 (87.50%) SQL
2 4 (50.00%) C#
3 3 (37.50%) R
4 2 (25.00%) JavaScript
5 1 (12.50%) Java
5 1 (12.50%) MATLAB
5 1 (12.50%) Perl
5 1 (12.50%) PL/SQL
5 1 (12.50%) PowerShell
5 1 (12.50%) Python
5 1 (12.50%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (50.00%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) FTK
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) Apteco
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
2 1 (12.50%) MicroStrategy
2 1 (12.50%) Nuix
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle