Period
to 2 April 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Central 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 6 months to 2 April 2020 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 > Central London
6 months to
2 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 24 27 19
Rank change year-on-year +3 -8 -5
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 352 599 822
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Central London 6.69% 6.73% 8.91%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 28.14% 27.02% 35.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 258 475 681
Median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £340 £350 £344
90th Percentile £638 £608 £638
London median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 5
Median hourly rate £35.00 £20.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +75.00% -11.11% +0.74%
London median hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £27.00
% change year-on-year +55.56% -16.67% +45.47%

SQL Server is in the Databases and Business Intelligence category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Central London with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills.

All Database and Business Intelligence Skills
Central London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills 1,251 2,217 2,294
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 23.76% 24.91% 24.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 924 1,719 1,902
Median daily rate £500 £525 £513
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +2.44% +7.89%
10th Percentile £363 £375 £363
90th Percentile £675 £675 £675
London median daily rate £525 £525 £513
% change year-on-year - +2.44% +7.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 10 13
Median hourly rate £35.00 £28.75 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.74% +4.55% +23.13%
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year - +27.27% -15.38%

SQL Server
Job Vacancy Trend in Central London

Job postings citing SQL Server as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Central London.

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server in Central London

SQL Server
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Central London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing SQL Server in Central London.

Daily rate trend for SQL Server in Central London

SQL Server
Daily Rate Histogram in Central London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing SQL Server in Central London over the 6 months to 2 April 2020.

Daily rate histogram for SQL Server in Central London

SQL Server
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Central London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing SQL Server in Central London.

Hourly rate trend for SQL Server in Central London

SQL Server
Contract Job Locations in Central London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server within the Central London region over the 6 months to 2 April 2020. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +5 291 £488 -2.50% 158
City of Westminster +16 13 £450 +12.50%
West End of London +25 6 £495 +23.75%
Camden +9 2 £445 +48.33%
SQL Server
London

For the 6 months to 2 April 2020, IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Central London region with a requirement for SQL Server.

1 208 (59.09%) SQL
2 133 (37.78%) C#
3 129 (36.65%) Microsoft
4 124 (35.23%) .NET
5 112 (31.82%) Azure
6 111 (31.53%) Finance
7 100 (28.41%) Agile Software Development
8 93 (26.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 80 (22.73%) Business Intelligence
10 72 (20.45%) Oracle
11 67 (19.03%) Windows
12 66 (18.75%) Data Warehouse
13 61 (17.33%) T-SQL
14 58 (16.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 56 (15.91%) ETL
16 51 (14.49%) Test Automation
17 49 (13.92%) DevOps
18 48 (13.64%) Banking
19 45 (12.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
19 45 (12.78%) HTML
19 45 (12.78%) JavaScript
20 43 (12.22%) ASP.NET
20 43 (12.22%) Python
20 43 (12.22%) Data Modelling
21 42 (11.93%) Microsoft Excel
21 42 (11.93%) Analytics
22 39 (11.08%) AngularJS
23 38 (10.80%) PowerShell
24 33 (9.38%) TDD
24 33 (9.38%) Team Foundation Server

SQL Server
Co-occurring IT Skills in Central 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 20 (5.68%) SharePoint
2 15 (4.26%) IIS
3 9 (2.56%) Elasticsearch
4 8 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2013
5 7 (1.99%) Apache
5 7 (1.99%) Skype for Business
6 6 (1.70%) MS Exchange
7 5 (1.42%) Confluence
7 5 (1.42%) SAS
7 5 (1.42%) WebSphere
8 4 (1.14%) WebLogic
9 3 (0.85%) Apache Spark
9 3 (0.85%) JBoss
9 3 (0.85%) MQSeries
9 3 (0.85%) Red Hat Fuse
10 2 (0.57%) BizTalk Server
10 2 (0.57%) CMS
10 2 (0.57%) DataSynapse
11 1 (0.28%) Oracle Workflow
11 1 (0.28%) SugarCRM
Applications
1 42 (11.93%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (1.99%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (0.85%) Photoshop
4 2 (0.57%) Acrobat
5 1 (0.28%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (1.70%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.57%) FLEXCUBE
2 2 (0.57%) Oracle FAH
3 1 (0.28%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.28%) Elite 3E
3 1 (0.28%) FastStats
3 1 (0.28%) HFM
3 1 (0.28%) Infor SunSystems
3 1 (0.28%) Magento
3 1 (0.28%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.28%) Northgate Housing
3 1 (0.28%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.28%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.28%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.28%) Oracle General Ledger
3 1 (0.28%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (0.28%) Oracle Receivables
3 1 (0.28%) SAP MDM
3 1 (0.28%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
3 1 (0.28%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 112 (31.82%) Azure
2 31 (8.81%) Power Platform
3 28 (7.95%) AWS
4 16 (4.55%) Office 365
5 11 (3.13%) GCP
5 11 (3.13%) PaaS
6 10 (2.84%) Azure Data Factory
7 9 (2.56%) GitHub
7 9 (2.56%) SaaS
8 7 (1.99%) IaaS
9 6 (1.70%) Azure Stack
10 5 (1.42%) Dynamics 365
11 3 (0.85%) Mimecast
12 2 (0.57%) iPaaS
12 2 (0.57%) npm
12 2 (0.57%) Serverless
13 1 (0.28%) NuGet
13 1 (0.28%) OneDrive
13 1 (0.28%) OpenShift
13 1 (0.28%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 11 (3.13%) LAN
1 11 (3.13%) SAN
1 11 (3.13%) WAN
2 8 (2.27%) DNS
3 7 (1.99%) DHCP
4 6 (1.70%) NAS
4 6 (1.70%) VoIP
4 6 (1.70%) VPN
5 4 (1.14%) Cisco IOS
5 4 (1.14%) MPLS
5 4 (1.14%) Wi-Fi
6 3 (0.85%) Firewall
6 3 (0.85%) HTTP
6 3 (0.85%) Internet
6 3 (0.85%) NetScaler
6 3 (0.85%) TCP/IP
7 2 (0.57%) FTP
7 2 (0.57%) Skype
7 2 (0.57%) Unified Communications
8 1 (0.28%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 93 (26.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 66 (18.75%) Data Warehouse
3 58 (16.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 45 (12.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 31 (8.81%) Power BI
6 30 (8.52%) Relational Database
7 24 (6.82%) SQL Server 2016
8 23 (6.53%) Azure SQL Database
9 19 (5.40%) SQL Server 2008
10 17 (4.83%) Big Data
11 16 (4.55%) QlikView
11 16 (4.55%) SQL Server 2012
12 15 (4.26%) Oracle Database
13 13 (3.69%) MongoDB
13 13 (3.69%) MySQL
13 13 (3.69%) PostgreSQL
14 12 (3.41%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 11 (3.13%) PowerPivot
15 11 (3.13%) RDBMS
15 11 (3.13%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 33 (9.38%) Team Foundation Server
2 30 (8.52%) Visual Studio
3 24 (6.82%) Git (software)
4 15 (4.26%) Selenium
5 12 (3.41%) JIRA
6 10 (2.84%) TeamCity
7 9 (2.56%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 7 (1.99%) SpecFlow
9 5 (1.42%) Eclipse
9 5 (1.42%) JUnit
9 5 (1.42%) Moq
9 5 (1.42%) Visual Studio Team System
10 4 (1.14%) Ant
10 4 (1.14%) GitLab
10 4 (1.14%) Jenkins
10 4 (1.14%) JMeter
10 4 (1.14%) MSTest
10 4 (1.14%) NUnit
10 4 (1.14%) Octopus Deploy
10 4 (1.14%) Subversion
General
1 111 (31.53%) Finance
2 48 (13.64%) Banking
3 18 (5.11%) Front Office
4 12 (3.41%) Public Sector
5 10 (2.84%) Investment Banking
6 9 (2.56%) Manufacturing
7 5 (1.42%) Law
7 5 (1.42%) Legal
7 5 (1.42%) Marketing
8 4 (1.14%) Financial Institution
8 4 (1.14%) Publishing
8 4 (1.14%) Retail
9 3 (0.85%) Telecoms
10 2 (0.57%) Back Office
10 2 (0.57%) Electronics
11 1 (0.28%) French Language
11 1 (0.28%) Games
11 1 (0.28%) General Ledger
11 1 (0.28%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 180 (51.14%) Developer
2 59 (16.76%) C# Developer
3 57 (16.19%) SQL Developer
4 40 (11.36%) Analyst
5 37 (10.51%) .NET Developer
6 27 (7.67%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 26 (7.39%) SQL Server Developer
8 19 (5.40%) Architect
9 18 (5.11%) Azure Engineer
9 18 (5.11%) SSIS Developer
10 17 (4.83%) Senior Developer
11 15 (4.26%) C# .NET Developer
12 14 (3.98%) Data Engineer
13 12 (3.41%) Consultant
13 12 (3.41%) Data Analyst
13 12 (3.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 11 (3.13%) Azure Developer
14 11 (3.13%) ETL Developer
15 10 (2.84%) Full Stack Developer
15 10 (2.84%) SQL BI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 124 (35.23%) .NET
2 45 (12.78%) HTML
3 43 (12.22%) ASP.NET
4 39 (11.08%) AngularJS
5 33 (9.38%) CSS
6 32 (9.09%) XML
7 29 (8.24%) .NET Framework
8 25 (7.10%) REST
9 21 (5.97%) HTML5
10 20 (5.68%) ASP.NET MVC
10 20 (5.68%) MDX
11 19 (5.40%) React
12 17 (4.83%) ASP.NET Web API
12 17 (4.83%) WCF
13 16 (4.55%) Web Services
14 15 (4.26%) .NET Core
15 14 (3.98%) jQuery
15 14 (3.98%) WPF
16 13 (3.69%) WinForms
17 12 (3.41%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 29 (8.24%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (4.55%) Data Structures
3 10 (2.84%) Greenfield Project
3 10 (2.84%) Hedge funds
3 10 (2.84%) Reinsurance
3 10 (2.84%) User Experience
4 9 (2.56%) Management Information System
5 7 (1.99%) Client/Server
5 7 (1.99%) Cloud Native
5 7 (1.99%) Fixed Income
5 7 (1.99%) Self-Motivation
6 6 (1.70%) Clustering
6 6 (1.70%) Enterprise Software
6 6 (1.70%) Replication
7 5 (1.42%) Data Centre
7 5 (1.42%) Fat Client
7 5 (1.42%) N-Tier
7 5 (1.42%) Thin Client
8 4 (1.14%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 4 (1.14%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 67 (19.03%) Windows
2 21 (5.97%) Linux
3 17 (4.83%) Windows Server
3 17 (4.83%) Windows Server 2012
4 15 (4.26%) Windows Server 2016
5 13 (3.69%) Windows Server 2008
6 11 (3.13%) Unix
7 9 (2.56%) Android
8 5 (1.42%) Windows 10
9 4 (1.14%) Apple iOS
9 4 (1.14%) Windows 7
10 3 (0.85%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (0.57%) Mac OS X
11 2 (0.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.28%) AIX
12 1 (0.28%) CentOS
12 1 (0.28%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 100 (28.41%) Agile Software Development
2 80 (22.73%) Business Intelligence
3 56 (15.91%) ETL
4 51 (14.49%) Test Automation
5 49 (13.92%) DevOps
6 43 (12.22%) Data Modelling
7 42 (11.93%) Analytics
8 33 (9.38%) TDD
9 32 (9.09%) Migration
10 30 (8.52%) MVC
11 29 (8.24%) Unit Testing
12 27 (7.67%) Microservices
13 22 (6.25%) OO
13 22 (6.25%) SDLC
14 21 (5.97%) Data Analysis
14 21 (5.97%) Kimball Methodology
15 20 (5.68%) Performance Tuning
16 19 (5.40%) Asset Management
17 18 (5.11%) Software Engineering
18 17 (4.83%) ETL Development
Programming Languages
1 208 (59.09%) SQL
2 133 (37.78%) C#
3 61 (17.33%) T-SQL
4 45 (12.78%) JavaScript
5 43 (12.22%) Python
6 38 (10.80%) PowerShell
7 27 (7.67%) Java
8 17 (4.83%) TypeScript
9 15 (4.26%) PL/SQL
9 15 (4.26%) VB
10 13 (3.69%) VBA
11 11 (3.13%) VB.NET
12 9 (2.56%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
12 9 (2.56%) PHP
13 8 (2.27%) Bash Shell
13 8 (2.27%) R
13 8 (2.27%) Ruby
14 6 (1.70%) C++
14 6 (1.70%) Perl
15 5 (1.42%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 19 (5.40%) Security Cleared
2 18 (5.11%) SC Cleared
3 12 (3.41%) Degree
4 6 (1.70%) Computer Science Degree
4 6 (1.70%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (1.42%) MCITP
6 3 (0.85%) BC Cleared
6 3 (0.85%) ISEB
6 3 (0.85%) Master's Degree
7 2 (0.57%) AWS Certification
7 2 (0.57%) Citrix Certification
8 1 (0.28%) CCNA
8 1 (0.28%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.28%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.28%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.28%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (0.28%) MCP
8 1 (0.28%) MCSA
8 1 (0.28%) MCSE
8 1 (0.28%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (5.97%) QA
2 12 (3.41%) GDPR
3 11 (3.13%) Solvency II
4 9 (2.56%) IFRS
5 6 (1.70%) SLA
6 4 (1.14%) Data Quality
6 4 (1.14%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 4 (1.14%) MiFID
7 3 (0.85%) WCAG
8 2 (0.57%) Cyber Essentials
8 2 (0.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 1 (0.28%) COREP
9 1 (0.28%) EMIR
9 1 (0.28%) FINREP
9 1 (0.28%) GxP
System Software
1 23 (6.53%) Active Directory
2 11 (3.13%) Docker
3 8 (2.27%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (1.70%) Oracle RAC
5 5 (1.42%) Microsoft App-V
5 5 (1.42%) Terminal Services
6 4 (1.14%) Hyper-V
6 4 (1.14%) Virtual Machines
6 4 (1.14%) XenApp
7 3 (0.85%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (0.85%) XenDesktop
8 2 (0.57%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
9 1 (0.28%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 1 (0.28%) HDFS
9 1 (0.28%) UAG
9 1 (0.28%) VMware Workstation
9 1 (0.28%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 18 (5.11%) SCCM
2 11 (3.13%) Kubernetes
3 10 (2.84%) Puppet
4 8 (2.27%) Opscode Chef
5 6 (1.70%) Ansible
6 5 (1.42%) Terraform
7 4 (1.14%) AirWatch
7 4 (1.14%) CFEngine
7 4 (1.14%) HP SiteScope
7 4 (1.14%) Nagios
8 3 (0.85%) Grafana
8 3 (0.85%) Single Sign-On
9 2 (0.57%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 2 (0.57%) Kibana
9 2 (0.57%) MIIS
10 1 (0.28%) Data Guard
10 1 (0.28%) Graphite
10 1 (0.28%) SCOM
10 1 (0.28%) SCOrch
10 1 (0.28%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 129 (36.65%) Microsoft
2 72 (20.45%) Oracle
3 15 (4.26%) Sybase
4 13 (3.69%) Citrix
4 13 (3.69%) SAP
4 13 (3.69%) Tableau
5 12 (3.41%) VMware
6 9 (2.56%) Splunk
7 8 (2.27%) Cisco
7 8 (2.27%) Informatica
8 7 (1.99%) Talend
9 6 (1.70%) Ab Initio
9 6 (1.70%) Google
9 6 (1.70%) Hyperion
10 5 (1.42%) Meraki
10 5 (1.42%) PeopleSoft
10 5 (1.42%) Red Hat
10 5 (1.42%) UiPath
11 4 (1.14%) Ivanti
11 4 (1.14%) MuleSoft