The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Docklands, London 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 23 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 / Docklands, London
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 12 13 14
Rank change year-on-year +1 +1  
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 5 3 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Docklands, London 9.62% 5.00% 10.07%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 38.46% 17.65% 41.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 5
Median daily rate £575 £475 £615
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.05% -22.76%  
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 £23.63
% change year-on-year +20.96% +38.22%  

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 Docklands, London with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills.

Contract Database & Business Intelligence Skills
Docklands, London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 13 17 34
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Docklands, London 25.00% 28.33% 24.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 12 22
Median daily rate £575 £475 £490
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.05% -3.06%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £471 £277 £425
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £619
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £350
% change year-on-year +3.22% +10.71%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £30.35 £26.00
% change year-on-year +25.19% +16.74%  

SQL Server
Job Vacancy Trend in Docklands, London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Docklands, London 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 Docklands, London

SQL Server
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Docklands, London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL Server in Docklands, London

SQL Server
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Docklands, London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL Server in Docklands, London

For the 6 months to 23 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 Docklands, London region with a requirement for SQL Server.

1 7 (87.50%) Banking
2 6 (75.00%) Investment Banking
3 5 (62.50%) Finance
4 4 (50.00%) C#
4 4 (50.00%) .NET
4 4 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (50.00%) Analytics
5 3 (37.50%) Hadoop
5 3 (37.50%) Risk Management
6 2 (25.00%) Grid Computing
6 2 (25.00%) Front Office
6 2 (25.00%) Migration
6 2 (25.00%) TDD
6 2 (25.00%) Credit Derivative
6 2 (25.00%) Derivative
6 2 (25.00%) JIRA
6 2 (25.00%) Mathematics
6 2 (25.00%) Computer Science
6 2 (25.00%) Oracle
6 2 (25.00%) SQL
6 2 (25.00%) ASP.NET
6 2 (25.00%) SharePoint
6 2 (25.00%) Data Modelling
6 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
6 2 (25.00%) Active Directory
6 2 (25.00%) Microservices
6 2 (25.00%) SDLC
6 2 (25.00%) Credit Risk Management
6 2 (25.00%) Data Analysis
6 2 (25.00%) Visualisation

SQL Server
Co-occurring IT Skills in Docklands, London 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%) Confluence
1 2 (25.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (12.50%) CMS
2 1 (12.50%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) InfoPath
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (12.50%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) DNS
1 1 (12.50%) Internet
1 1 (12.50%) Intranet
1 1 (12.50%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (37.50%) Hadoop
2 2 (25.00%) Big Data
2 2 (25.00%) MongoDB
2 2 (25.00%) NoSQL
2 2 (25.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (12.50%) Oracle Database
3 1 (12.50%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 2 (25.00%) Git (software)
1 2 (25.00%) JIRA
1 2 (25.00%) TeamCity
2 1 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (12.50%) Visual Studio
General
1 7 (87.50%) Banking
2 6 (75.00%) Investment Banking
3 5 (62.50%) Finance
4 2 (25.00%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) Developer
2 3 (37.50%) .NET Developer
2 3 (37.50%) C# .NET Developer
2 3 (37.50%) C# Developer
3 2 (25.00%) Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) C# Developer - Investment Banking
3 2 (25.00%) Front Office Developer
3 2 (25.00%) SharePoint Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Analyst Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Architect
4 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Data Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Design Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) DevOps Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Excel Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Excel VBA Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (12.50%) SQL Developer
4 1 (12.50%) VBA Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (50.00%) .NET
2 2 (25.00%) .NET Framework
2 2 (25.00%) ASP.NET
3 1 (12.50%) AngularJS
3 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (12.50%) CAML
3 1 (12.50%) CSS
3 1 (12.50%) HTML
3 1 (12.50%) Web Services
3 1 (12.50%) XML
3 1 (12.50%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Computer Science
1 2 (25.00%) Credit Derivative
1 2 (25.00%) Credit Risk
1 2 (25.00%) Derivative
1 2 (25.00%) Grid Computing
2 1 (12.50%) Data Centre
2 1 (12.50%) Data Structures
2 1 (12.50%) Equities
2 1 (12.50%) Fixed Income
2 1 (12.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 1 (12.50%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) AIX
1 1 (12.50%) Linux
1 1 (12.50%) Solaris
1 1 (12.50%) Unix
1 1 (12.50%) Windows
1 1 (12.50%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (50.00%) Analytics
2 3 (37.50%) Risk Management
3 2 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (25.00%) Credit Risk Management
3 2 (25.00%) Data Analysis
3 2 (25.00%) Data Modelling
3 2 (25.00%) DevOps
3 2 (25.00%) Mathematics
3 2 (25.00%) Microservices
3 2 (25.00%) Migration
3 2 (25.00%) Multithreading
3 2 (25.00%) SDLC
3 2 (25.00%) TDD
3 2 (25.00%) Visualisation
4 1 (12.50%) High Availability
4 1 (12.50%) Open Source
4 1 (12.50%) Requirements Analysis
4 1 (12.50%) Stress Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 4 (50.00%) C#
2 2 (25.00%) SQL
3 1 (12.50%) C++
3 1 (12.50%) Java
3 1 (12.50%) JavaScript
3 1 (12.50%) PowerShell
3 1 (12.50%) T-SQL
3 1 (12.50%) TypeScript
3 1 (12.50%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) Degree
System Software
1 2 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (12.50%) Docker
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (25.00%) Oracle
2 1 (12.50%) Bloomberg
2 1 (12.50%) Citrix
2 1 (12.50%) Dell
2 1 (12.50%) GoldenSource
2 1 (12.50%) Hortonworks
2 1 (12.50%) HP
2 1 (12.50%) IBM
2 1 (12.50%) Nintex
2 1 (12.50%) Reuters
2 1 (12.50%) Tableau
2 1 (12.50%) VMware