Period
to 3 July 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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 18 25 21
Rank change year-on-year +7 -4 -3
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 243 618 718
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Central London 7.33% 7.14% 7.74%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 29.14% 27.32% 30.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 158 488 597
Median daily rate £495 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.05% +5.26% -
10th Percentile £372 £356 £328
90th Percentile £691 £600 £637
London median daily rate £500 £485 £475
% change year-on-year +3.09% +2.11% +2.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 5
Median hourly rate £35.00 £20.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +75.00% -9.09% +2.33%
London median hourly rate £35.00 £25.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year +40.00% -3.85% +19.86%

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 834 2,262 2,343
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 25.14% 26.13% 25.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 586 1,770 1,876
Median daily rate £500 £525 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% - +5.00%
10th Percentile £366 £388 £363
90th Percentile £681 £675 £675
London median daily rate £525 £525 £513
% change year-on-year - +2.44% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 14 14
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £26.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +33.33% +22.09%
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year - +16.67% +5.31%

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 3 July 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 3 July 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 +5 209 £488 -2.50% 82
City of Westminster +27 6 £513 +13.89%
West End of London +21 4 £550 +37.50%
Lambeth - 1 £650 -
SQL Server
London

For the 6 months to 3 July 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.

1 128 (52.67%) SQL
2 98 (40.33%) C#
3 93 (38.27%) Finance
4 89 (36.63%) Microsoft
5 77 (31.69%) .NET
6 69 (28.40%) Agile Software Development
7 68 (27.98%) Azure
8 58 (23.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 54 (22.22%) Windows
10 53 (21.81%) Business Intelligence
11 51 (20.99%) Oracle
12 50 (20.58%) T-SQL
13 46 (18.93%) DevOps
14 44 (18.11%) Test Automation
15 40 (16.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 40 (16.46%) Data Warehouse
16 38 (15.64%) Banking
17 37 (15.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 37 (15.23%) JavaScript
18 33 (13.58%) Java
19 32 (13.17%) AngularJS
20 31 (12.76%) ASP.NET
20 31 (12.76%) Python
21 30 (12.35%) ETL
22 29 (11.93%) PowerShell
22 29 (11.93%) Power BI
22 29 (11.93%) Power Platform
23 28 (11.52%) Data Modelling
24 27 (11.11%) Unit Testing
25 26 (10.70%) 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 17 (7.00%) SharePoint
2 8 (3.29%) Elasticsearch
3 5 (2.06%) Apache
3 5 (2.06%) Exchange Server 2013
4 4 (1.65%) IIS
5 3 (1.23%) Apache Spark
5 3 (1.23%) Confluence
5 3 (1.23%) MS Exchange
5 3 (1.23%) SAS
5 3 (1.23%) WebSphere
6 2 (0.82%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.41%) Apache Solr
7 1 (0.41%) CMS
7 1 (0.41%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.41%) JBoss
7 1 (0.41%) nginx
7 1 (0.41%) Oracle Workflow
7 1 (0.41%) Red Hat Fuse
7 1 (0.41%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (0.41%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 25 (10.29%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (3.29%) Photoshop
3 6 (2.47%) Acrobat
3 6 (2.47%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.41%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.23%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 2 (0.82%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.82%) Northgate Housing
3 1 (0.41%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.41%) Elite 3E
3 1 (0.41%) Magento
3 1 (0.41%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.41%) Siebel CRM
3 1 (0.41%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
3 1 (0.41%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 68 (27.98%) Azure
2 29 (11.93%) Power Platform
3 22 (9.05%) AWS
4 11 (4.53%) Office 365
5 10 (4.12%) PaaS
6 8 (3.29%) Azure Data Factory
6 8 (3.29%) GitHub
7 6 (2.47%) IaaS
8 4 (1.65%) SaaS
9 3 (1.23%) Azure Active Directory
9 3 (1.23%) Azure Stack
9 3 (1.23%) Dynamics 365
9 3 (1.23%) GCP
10 1 (0.41%) Apigee
10 1 (0.41%) AWS Lambda
10 1 (0.41%) Data Lake Analytics
10 1 (0.41%) OneDrive
10 1 (0.41%) OpenShift
10 1 (0.41%) Serverless
10 1 (0.41%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 8 (3.29%) DNS
2 7 (2.88%) SAN
3 5 (2.06%) DHCP
3 5 (2.06%) TCP/IP
4 4 (1.65%) LAN
4 4 (1.65%) VPN
4 4 (1.65%) WAN
5 3 (1.23%) HTTP
5 3 (1.23%) Internet
5 3 (1.23%) Kerberos
5 3 (1.23%) NAS
5 3 (1.23%) NetScaler
5 3 (1.23%) VoIP
6 2 (0.82%) Cisco IOS
6 2 (0.82%) Firewall
6 2 (0.82%) MPLS
6 2 (0.82%) SSL
6 2 (0.82%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (0.41%) HTTPS
7 1 (0.41%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 58 (23.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 40 (16.46%) Data Warehouse
2 40 (16.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 37 (15.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 29 (11.93%) Power BI
5 22 (9.05%) Relational Database
6 19 (7.82%) MySQL
7 17 (7.00%) SQL Server 2016
8 14 (5.76%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 13 (5.35%) RDBMS
10 12 (4.94%) Azure SQL Database
10 12 (4.94%) MongoDB
10 12 (4.94%) PostgreSQL
10 12 (4.94%) SQL Server 2012
11 11 (4.53%) Big Data
12 10 (4.12%) SQL Server 2008
13 8 (3.29%) Cosmos DB
13 8 (3.29%) QlikView
13 8 (3.29%) SQL Server 2014
14 7 (2.88%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 26 (10.70%) Team Foundation Server
2 21 (8.64%) Visual Studio
3 18 (7.41%) Git (software)
4 11 (4.53%) JIRA
5 7 (2.88%) Bitbucket
5 7 (2.88%) Selenium
5 7 (2.88%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 6 (2.47%) Ant
7 5 (2.06%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 5 (2.06%) Eclipse
8 4 (1.65%) GitLab
8 4 (1.65%) Jenkins
8 4 (1.65%) Visual Studio Team System
9 3 (1.23%) Katalon Studio
9 3 (1.23%) Octopus Deploy
9 3 (1.23%) SpecFlow
9 3 (1.23%) TeamCity
10 2 (0.82%) NUnit
10 2 (0.82%) Sourcetree
11 1 (0.41%) Postman
General
1 93 (38.27%) Finance
2 38 (15.64%) Banking
3 13 (5.35%) Front Office
4 10 (4.12%) Investment Banking
5 7 (2.88%) Public Sector
6 4 (1.65%) Manufacturing
6 4 (1.65%) Publishing
7 3 (1.23%) Advertising
7 3 (1.23%) Financial Institution
7 3 (1.23%) Law
7 3 (1.23%) Local Government
7 3 (1.23%) Retail
8 2 (0.82%) International Banking
8 2 (0.82%) Legal
8 2 (0.82%) Marketing
8 2 (0.82%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.41%) Back Office
9 1 (0.41%) Electronics
9 1 (0.41%) French Language
Job Titles
1 129 (53.09%) Developer
2 36 (14.81%) C# Developer
3 31 (12.76%) SQL Developer
4 25 (10.29%) Analyst
5 20 (8.23%) .NET Developer
5 20 (8.23%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 17 (7.00%) Architect
6 17 (7.00%) Senior Developer
7 13 (5.35%) SSIS Developer
8 11 (4.53%) Java Developer
8 11 (4.53%) SQL Server Developer
9 9 (3.70%) Consultant
9 9 (3.70%) DBA
10 8 (3.29%) Azure Engineer
10 8 (3.29%) Data Engineer
10 8 (3.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 7 (2.88%) Azure Developer
11 7 (2.88%) Data Analyst
11 7 (2.88%) Data Warehouse Developer
12 6 (2.47%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 77 (31.69%) .NET
2 32 (13.17%) AngularJS
3 31 (12.76%) ASP.NET
4 26 (10.70%) HTML
5 24 (9.88%) CSS
6 21 (8.64%) REST
7 19 (7.82%) React
7 19 (7.82%) WCF
8 16 (6.58%) .NET Core
9 15 (6.17%) .NET Framework
9 15 (6.17%) HTML5
10 14 (5.76%) XML
11 11 (4.53%) ASP.NET MVC
11 11 (4.53%) ASP.NET Web API
11 11 (4.53%) MDX
12 10 (4.12%) Entity Framework
12 10 (4.12%) jQuery
12 10 (4.12%) Reactive Extensions
12 10 (4.12%) Redux
12 10 (4.12%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 19 (7.82%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (4.94%) Fixed Income
3 10 (4.12%) Data Structures
3 10 (4.12%) Enterprise Software
3 10 (4.12%) Management Information System
4 8 (3.29%) Cloud Native
4 8 (3.29%) Greenfield Project
5 7 (2.88%) Client/Server
5 7 (2.88%) Reinsurance
6 6 (2.47%) User Experience
7 5 (2.06%) Data Centre
7 5 (2.06%) Hedge funds
7 5 (2.06%) Replication
8 4 (1.65%) Credit Risk
8 4 (1.65%) Hybrid Cloud
8 4 (1.65%) NHS
8 4 (1.65%) Reference Data
9 3 (1.23%) Blog
9 3 (1.23%) Fat Client
9 3 (1.23%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 54 (22.22%) Windows
2 20 (8.23%) Linux
2 20 (8.23%) Windows Server
3 18 (7.41%) Unix
4 10 (4.12%) Windows Server 2012
5 9 (3.70%) Windows Server 2016
6 7 (2.88%) Android
7 4 (1.65%) Apple iOS
7 4 (1.65%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (1.23%) Mac OS X
8 3 (1.23%) Windows 10
9 2 (0.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.82%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.41%) AIX
10 1 (0.41%) VMS
10 1 (0.41%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.41%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (28.40%) Agile Software Development
2 53 (21.81%) Business Intelligence
3 46 (18.93%) DevOps
4 44 (18.11%) Test Automation
5 30 (12.35%) ETL
6 28 (11.52%) Data Modelling
7 27 (11.11%) Unit Testing
8 24 (9.88%) Analytics
8 24 (9.88%) Microservices
9 22 (9.05%) SDLC
10 21 (8.64%) Migration
11 20 (8.23%) Performance Tuning
12 18 (7.41%) Data Migration
13 15 (6.17%) OO
13 15 (6.17%) Software Engineering
14 14 (5.76%) MVC
15 13 (5.35%) Computer Science
15 13 (5.35%) Continuous Integration
15 13 (5.35%) Multithreading
15 13 (5.35%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 128 (52.67%) SQL
2 98 (40.33%) C#
3 50 (20.58%) T-SQL
4 37 (15.23%) JavaScript
5 33 (13.58%) Java
6 31 (12.76%) Python
7 29 (11.93%) PowerShell
8 19 (7.82%) TypeScript
9 11 (4.53%) VB
10 10 (4.12%) R
11 9 (3.70%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
11 9 (3.70%) Perl
12 8 (3.29%) VBA
13 7 (2.88%) VB.NET
14 6 (2.47%) Bash Shell
14 6 (2.47%) PHP
15 5 (2.06%) C++
15 5 (2.06%) Korn
15 5 (2.06%) Ruby
15 5 (2.06%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 13 (5.35%) Degree
1 13 (5.35%) SC Cleared
1 13 (5.35%) Security Cleared
2 6 (2.47%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (1.23%) Master's Degree
4 2 (0.82%) AWS Certification
4 2 (0.82%) Citrix Certification
4 2 (0.82%) DV Cleared
4 2 (0.82%) ISEB
4 2 (0.82%) ISTQB
4 2 (0.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (0.82%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.41%) CCNA
5 1 (0.41%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.41%) MCITP
5 1 (0.41%) MCSA
5 1 (0.41%) MCSE
5 1 (0.41%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (6.58%) QA
2 9 (3.70%) GDPR
2 9 (3.70%) Solvency II
3 6 (2.47%) Data Quality
4 5 (2.06%) IFRS
5 4 (1.65%) MiFID
6 3 (1.23%) WCAG
7 1 (0.41%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.41%) EMIR
7 1 (0.41%) HIPAA
7 1 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 16 (6.58%) Active Directory
2 15 (6.17%) Docker
3 8 (3.29%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (2.06%) Microsoft App-V
4 5 (2.06%) Terminal Services
5 4 (1.65%) XenApp
6 3 (1.23%) Hyper-V
6 3 (1.23%) XenDesktop
7 2 (0.82%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.41%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 1 (0.41%) UAG
8 1 (0.41%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.41%) VMware NSX
8 1 (0.41%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 14 (5.76%) Kubernetes
1 14 (5.76%) SCCM
2 9 (3.70%) Terraform
3 6 (2.47%) Ansible
4 4 (1.65%) Nagios
5 3 (1.23%) Grafana
5 3 (1.23%) Kibana
5 3 (1.23%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (1.23%) Puppet
6 2 (0.82%) AirWatch
6 2 (0.82%) CFEngine
6 2 (0.82%) HP SiteScope
6 2 (0.82%) SCOM
7 1 (0.41%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.41%) Istio
7 1 (0.41%) Microsoft Intune
7 1 (0.41%) RSA Archer
7 1 (0.41%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 1 (0.41%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 1 (0.41%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 89 (36.63%) Microsoft
2 51 (20.99%) Oracle
3 16 (6.58%) Sybase
4 12 (4.94%) Citrix
5 11 (4.53%) VMware
6 10 (4.12%) Tableau
7 9 (3.70%) Adobe
7 9 (3.70%) Cisco
8 7 (2.88%) Red Hat
9 5 (2.06%) HP
9 5 (2.06%) UiPath
10 4 (1.65%) Databricks
10 4 (1.65%) Ivanti
10 4 (1.65%) Salesforce.com
10 4 (1.65%) SAP
10 4 (1.65%) Splunk
11 3 (1.23%) EMC
11 3 (1.23%) Google
11 3 (1.23%) IBM
11 3 (1.23%) PeopleSoft