The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Croydon 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 25 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 / Croydon
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 38 37 18
Rank change year-on-year -1 -19  
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 4 5 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Croydon 2.05% 2.07% 7.86%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 5.33% 8.20% 20.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 5
Median daily rate £463 £305 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +51.63% -6.15%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £301 £276
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £309 £410
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £350 £335
% change year-on-year +2.85% +4.47%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.50 £32.66 £23.50
% change year-on-year +20.96% +38.95%  

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 Croydon with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills.

Contract Database & Business Intelligence Skills
Croydon
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 75 61 53
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Croydon 38.46% 25.21% 37.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 32 27
Median daily rate £525 £425 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.52% +9.67%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £437 £312 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £523 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £383 £350
% change year-on-year +4.57% +9.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Median hourly rate - - £27.78
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 Croydon

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Croydon 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 Croydon

SQL Server
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Croydon

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL Server in Croydon

SQL Server
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Croydon

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL Server in Croydon

For the 6 months to 25 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 Croydon region with a requirement for SQL Server.

1 4 (44.44%) Microsoft
2 3 (33.33%) .NET
2 3 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (22.22%) High Availability
3 2 (22.22%) Windows Server
3 2 (22.22%) Oracle
3 2 (22.22%) IIS
3 2 (22.22%) C#
3 2 (22.22%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (22.22%) LAN
3 2 (22.22%) WAN
3 2 (22.22%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (22.22%) Active Directory
3 2 (22.22%) Citrix
3 2 (22.22%) Project Management
3 2 (22.22%) Windows
3 2 (22.22%) Finance
3 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (22.22%) VMware
3 2 (22.22%) Clustering
3 2 (22.22%) Load Balancing
3 2 (22.22%) WPF
3 2 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (22.22%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (22.22%) Analytics
4 1 (11.11%) Master Data Management
4 1 (11.11%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (11.11%) Oracle EDQ
4 1 (11.11%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (11.11%) Relational Database

SQL Server
Co-occurring IT Skills in Croydon 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 (22.22%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (22.22%) LAN
1 2 (22.22%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (22.22%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (22.22%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (11.11%) Big Data
3 1 (11.11%) Data Mining
3 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 1 (11.11%) NoSQL
3 1 (11.11%) Power BI
3 1 (11.11%) Relational Database
3 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2016
3 1 (11.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (11.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (11.11%) Star Schema
General
1 2 (22.22%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (55.56%) Developer
2 2 (22.22%) Infrastructure Manager
2 2 (22.22%) Infrastructure Project Manager
2 2 (22.22%) Project Manager
3 1 (11.11%) .NET Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Business Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Data Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Enterprise Data Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Network Infrastructure Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Network Infrastructure Project Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Software Developer
3 1 (11.11%) SQL Developer
3 1 (11.11%) SQL Server Developer
3 1 (11.11%) SSIS Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) SSIS Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (33.33%) .NET
2 2 (22.22%) WPF
3 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET
3 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET MVC 5
3 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 1 (11.11%) CSS
3 1 (11.11%) HTML
3 1 (11.11%) HTML5
3 1 (11.11%) KnockoutJS
3 1 (11.11%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Clustering
2 1 (11.11%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (11.11%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 2 (22.22%) Windows
1 2 (22.22%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (22.22%) Analytics
1 2 (22.22%) Business Intelligence
1 2 (22.22%) High Availability
1 2 (22.22%) Load Balancing
1 2 (22.22%) Project Management
2 1 (11.11%) Business Analysis
2 1 (11.11%) Data Analysis
2 1 (11.11%) Data Management
2 1 (11.11%) Data Modelling
2 1 (11.11%) Dimensional Modelling
2 1 (11.11%) ETL
2 1 (11.11%) GAP Analysis
2 1 (11.11%) Master Data Management
2 1 (11.11%) MVC
2 1 (11.11%) Refactoring
2 1 (11.11%) Scrum
2 1 (11.11%) Software Engineering
2 1 (11.11%) TOGAF
2 1 (11.11%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 2 (22.22%) C#
2 1 (11.11%) JavaScript
2 1 (11.11%) SQL
2 1 (11.11%) T-SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (22.22%) Active Directory
1 2 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) Oracle EDQ
Vendors
1 4 (44.44%) Microsoft
2 2 (22.22%) Citrix
2 2 (22.22%) Oracle
2 2 (22.22%) VMware