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 30 March 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
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 15 8 15
Rank change year-on-year -7 +7  
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 3 7 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Docklands, London 5.26% 11.86% 11.22%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 15.79% 53.85% 40.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 10
Median daily rate £525 £563 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.66% +32.35%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £475 £237
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £688 £619
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year - +1.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £22.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year +66.66% -30.76%  

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 19 13 27
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Docklands, London 33.33% 22.03% 27.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 9 22
Median daily rate £600 £525 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.28% +23.52%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £376 £475 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £704 £615
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £45.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year +7.69% -  

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Docklands, London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server in Docklands, London over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 30 March 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 8 (80.00%) SQL
2 6 (60.00%) C#
3 5 (50.00%) .NET
3 5 (50.00%) MS Excel
3 5 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (50.00%) Risk Management
3 5 (50.00%) T-SQL
3 5 (50.00%) .NET Framework
4 4 (40.00%) Subversion
4 4 (40.00%) JIRA
4 4 (40.00%) QA
4 4 (40.00%) WCF
4 4 (40.00%) WPF
4 4 (40.00%) LINQ
4 4 (40.00%) Unit Testing
4 4 (40.00%) Git (software)
4 4 (40.00%) Confluence
4 4 (40.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (40.00%) Front Office
5 3 (30.00%) Finance
5 3 (30.00%) Banking
5 3 (30.00%) Business Analysis
5 3 (30.00%) OO
5 3 (30.00%) Oracle
5 3 (30.00%) Java
5 3 (30.00%) XML
5 3 (30.00%) CRD IV
5 3 (30.00%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (30.00%) Qlik Sense
5 3 (30.00%) Basel III

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 4 (40.00%) Confluence
2 2 (20.00%) SharePoint
3 1 (10.00%) Apache
3 1 (10.00%) CMS
3 1 (10.00%) DataSynapse
3 1 (10.00%) IIS
3 1 (10.00%) Oracle Coherence
3 1 (10.00%) Oracle HTTP Server
3 1 (10.00%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (10.00%) Tomcat
3 1 (10.00%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (10.00%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 1 (10.00%) IntelliMatch
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) FCoE
1 1 (10.00%) Fibre Channel
1 1 (10.00%) HTTP
1 1 (10.00%) Internet
1 1 (10.00%) Intranet
1 1 (10.00%) iSCSI
1 1 (10.00%) LAN
1 1 (10.00%) LDAP
1 1 (10.00%) Multicast
1 1 (10.00%) NAS
1 1 (10.00%) SAN
1 1 (10.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (30.00%) Qlik Sense
2 2 (20.00%) Oracle Database
2 2 (20.00%) QlikView
3 1 (10.00%) Big Data
3 1 (10.00%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (10.00%) Hadoop
3 1 (10.00%) HBase
3 1 (10.00%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 4 (40.00%) Git (software)
1 4 (40.00%) JIRA
1 4 (40.00%) Subversion
2 1 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (10.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (40.00%) Front Office
2 3 (30.00%) Banking
2 3 (30.00%) Finance
3 2 (20.00%) Investment Banking
4 1 (10.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (80.00%) Developer
2 7 (70.00%) SQL Developer
3 4 (40.00%) C# Developer
4 3 (30.00%) C# Pricing Developer
5 2 (20.00%) Architect
5 2 (20.00%) QlikView Developer
5 2 (20.00%) SharePoint Developer
5 2 (20.00%) VBA Developer
6 1 (10.00%) Analyst
6 1 (10.00%) Analyst Developer
6 1 (10.00%) Data Warehouse Developer
6 1 (10.00%) Excel Developer
6 1 (10.00%) Excel VBA Developer
6 1 (10.00%) IntelliMatch Developer
6 1 (10.00%) Java Architect
6 1 (10.00%) Java Solutions Architect
6 1 (10.00%) Lead Architect
6 1 (10.00%) Solutions Architect
6 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Developer
6 1 (10.00%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (50.00%) .NET
1 5 (50.00%) .NET Framework
2 4 (40.00%) LINQ
2 4 (40.00%) WCF
2 4 (40.00%) WPF
3 3 (30.00%) XML
4 2 (20.00%) HTML
4 2 (20.00%) XSLT
5 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET
5 1 (10.00%) CAML
5 1 (10.00%) CSS
5 1 (10.00%) Middleware
5 1 (10.00%) Rendezvous
5 1 (10.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (10.00%) Data Structures
2 1 (10.00%) Equities
2 1 (10.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 1 (10.00%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) Linux
1 1 (10.00%) Solaris
1 1 (10.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (50.00%) Risk Management
2 4 (40.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 4 (40.00%) Unit Testing
3 3 (30.00%) Business Analysis
3 3 (30.00%) OO
4 2 (20.00%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (20.00%) SDLC
5 1 (10.00%) Benchmarking
5 1 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (10.00%) Content Management
5 1 (10.00%) Requirements Analysis
5 1 (10.00%) Stress Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Technical Architecture
5 1 (10.00%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 8 (80.00%) SQL
2 6 (60.00%) C#
3 5 (50.00%) T-SQL
4 3 (30.00%) Java
5 2 (20.00%) JavaScript
5 2 (20.00%) VBA
6 1 (10.00%) C++
6 1 (10.00%) Perl
6 1 (10.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (30.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (40.00%) QA
2 3 (30.00%) Basel III
2 3 (30.00%) CRD IV
System Software
1 1 (10.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (10.00%) Hyper-V
1 1 (10.00%) KVM
1 1 (10.00%) NFS
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle RAC
1 1 (10.00%) SRDF
1 1 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (10.00%) Xen
Vendors
1 3 (30.00%) Oracle
2 1 (10.00%) Cisco
2 1 (10.00%) EMC
2 1 (10.00%) IBM
2 1 (10.00%) Intel
2 1 (10.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (10.00%) NetApp
2 1 (10.00%) Nintex
2 1 (10.00%) SunGard
2 1 (10.00%) Sybase
2 1 (10.00%) Tableau
2 1 (10.00%) TIBCO
2 1 (10.00%) VMware