Period
to 14 October 2019

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 14 October 2019 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
14 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 20 22 21
Rank change year-on-year +2 -1 -3
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 596 676 626
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 7.80% 7.50% 7.84%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 29.86% 30.15% 32.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 487 534 494
Central London median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +8.26%
10th Percentile £368 £357 £356
90th Percentile £625 £638 £647
London median daily rate £475 £488 £475
% change year-on-year -2.56% +2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 8
Central London median hourly rate £37.17 £22.00 £24.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +68.93% -10.20% -23.44%
10th Percentile £23.90 £20.40 £20.75
90th Percentile £52.30 £31.75 £31.63
London median hourly rate £29.96 £22.00 £22.69
% change year-on-year +36.18% -3.05% -24.05%

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 1,996 2,242 1,948
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 26.12% 24.88% 24.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,591 1,771 1,518
Central London median daily rate £525 £525 £513
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.44% +10.81%
10th Percentile £375 £363 £363
90th Percentile £675 £675 £675
London median daily rate £525 £525 £500
% change year-on-year - +5.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 14 11
Central London median hourly rate £46.85 £27.25 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +71.92% -0.91% +44.74%
10th Percentile £21.21 £19.50 £20.75
90th Percentile £81.50 £40.66 £33.25
London median hourly rate £33.00 £27.73 £27.16
% change year-on-year +19.00% +2.10% -15.13%

SQL Server
Job Vacancy Trend in Central London

Job postings citing SQL Server as a percentage 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

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL Server in Central London

SQL Server
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Central London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server in Central London over the 6 months to 14 October 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SQL Server in Central London

SQL Server
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Central London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL Server in Central London

SQL Server
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Central London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server in Central London over the 6 months to 14 October 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 14 October 2019. 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 0 480 £500 - 211
City of Westminster -1 12 £425 -10.53%
West End of London +8 6 £388 -3.13% 1
Camden +10 5 £468 -18.70% 1
Southwark -15 4 £488 -7.14%
Kensington and Chelsea - 2 £313 -
SQL Server
London

For the 6 months to 14 October 2019, 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.

1 338 (56.71%) SQL
2 231 (38.76%) C#
3 228 (38.26%) Finance
4 215 (36.07%) .NET
5 213 (35.74%) Microsoft
6 208 (34.90%) Azure
7 178 (29.87%) Agile Software Development
8 174 (29.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 150 (25.17%) Business Intelligence
10 129 (21.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 115 (19.30%) Data Warehouse
11 115 (19.30%) ETL
12 112 (18.79%) JavaScript
13 104 (17.45%) DevOps
14 102 (17.11%) T-SQL
15 97 (16.28%) Oracle
16 96 (16.11%) Windows
17 95 (15.94%) Power Platform
18 90 (15.10%) Power BI
19 88 (14.77%) AngularJS
19 88 (14.77%) ASP.NET
20 87 (14.60%) SQL Server Analysis Services
21 78 (13.09%) Banking
22 77 (12.92%) MVC
23 72 (12.08%) CSS
24 71 (11.91%) Microsoft Excel
24 71 (11.91%) Migration
25 67 (11.24%) PowerShell
26 65 (10.91%) .NET Framework
26 65 (10.91%) HTML

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 43 (7.21%) SharePoint
2 24 (4.03%) IIS
3 23 (3.86%) Apache Spark
4 16 (2.68%) Confluence
5 13 (2.18%) Elasticsearch
6 7 (1.17%) Exchange Server 2013
6 7 (1.17%) MS Exchange
6 7 (1.17%) SugarCRM
6 7 (1.17%) Umbraco
6 7 (1.17%) WebLogic
7 6 (1.01%) Apache
7 6 (1.01%) SAS
7 6 (1.01%) SharePoint 2013
7 6 (1.01%) Skype for Business
7 6 (1.01%) Tomcat
7 6 (1.01%) WebLogic Integration
8 5 (0.84%) CMS
8 5 (0.84%) Sitecore CMS
9 4 (0.67%) Jupyter
9 4 (0.67%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 71 (11.91%) Microsoft Excel
2 25 (4.19%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (0.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (0.50%) MS Visio
3 3 (0.50%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.17%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 32 (5.37%) Dynamics CRM
2 14 (2.35%) Elite 3E
3 7 (1.17%) Dynamics AX
3 7 (1.17%) Oracle Financials
4 6 (1.01%) Unit4 Business World
5 5 (0.84%) Dynamics NAV
6 2 (0.34%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 2 (0.34%) Oracle EBS
6 2 (0.34%) Oracle FAH
6 2 (0.34%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 1 (0.17%) Eagle PACE
7 1 (0.17%) HFM
7 1 (0.17%) Markit EDM
7 1 (0.17%) Oracle ERP
7 1 (0.17%) Oracle General Ledger
7 1 (0.17%) Oracle Payables
7 1 (0.17%) Oracle Receivables
7 1 (0.17%) PeopleSoft HRMS
7 1 (0.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 1 (0.17%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 208 (34.90%) Azure
2 95 (15.94%) Power Platform
3 52 (8.72%) AWS
4 34 (5.70%) Office 365
5 29 (4.87%) Azure Data Factory
6 21 (3.52%) Dynamics 365
7 20 (3.36%) PaaS
8 16 (2.68%) IaaS
9 14 (2.35%) GCP
10 11 (1.85%) Azure Active Directory
10 11 (1.85%) npm
11 10 (1.68%) Cloud Computing
12 9 (1.51%) GitHub
13 8 (1.34%) Serverless
14 6 (1.01%) Amazon S3
14 6 (1.01%) SaaS
15 5 (0.84%) Amazon EC2
15 5 (0.84%) Amazon EMR
15 5 (0.84%) AWS Lambda
15 5 (0.84%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 17 (2.85%) Firewall
2 14 (2.35%) DNS
3 11 (1.85%) DHCP
4 10 (1.68%) LAN
4 10 (1.68%) VPN
5 9 (1.51%) SAN
6 8 (1.34%) WAN
7 7 (1.17%) TCP/IP
8 6 (1.01%) FTP
8 6 (1.01%) Intrusion Detection
8 6 (1.01%) VoIP
9 5 (0.84%) Wi-Fi
10 4 (0.67%) Cisco IOS
10 4 (0.67%) HTTP
10 4 (0.67%) Skype
11 3 (0.50%) MPLS
11 3 (0.50%) NAS
11 3 (0.50%) Unified Communications
11 3 (0.50%) VLAN
12 2 (0.34%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 174 (29.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 129 (21.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 115 (19.30%) Data Warehouse
4 90 (15.10%) Power BI
5 87 (14.60%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 40 (6.71%) SQL Server 2012
7 39 (6.54%) Relational Database
8 34 (5.70%) Big Data
9 33 (5.54%) SQL Server 2016
10 32 (5.37%) MySQL
10 32 (5.37%) SQL Server 2014
11 29 (4.87%) SQL Server 2017
12 27 (4.53%) Azure SQL Database
13 26 (4.36%) NoSQL
13 26 (4.36%) SQL Server 2008
14 24 (4.03%) MongoDB
14 24 (4.03%) PostgreSQL
15 22 (3.69%) Apache Hive
16 21 (3.52%) Microsoft Analysis Services
17 20 (3.36%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 47 (7.89%) Git (software)
2 45 (7.55%) Visual Studio
3 31 (5.20%) Team Foundation Server
4 29 (4.87%) JIRA
5 24 (4.03%) TeamCity
6 21 (3.52%) Jenkins
7 17 (2.85%) Moq
7 17 (2.85%) MSTest
8 16 (2.68%) Octopus Deploy
9 13 (2.18%) Visual Studio Team System
10 12 (2.01%) Selenium
11 11 (1.85%) NUnit
12 9 (1.51%) Eclipse
12 9 (1.51%) gulp
12 9 (1.51%) Maven
12 9 (1.51%) SpecFlow
13 7 (1.17%) Cucumber
13 7 (1.17%) Grunt
13 7 (1.17%) Jasmine
13 7 (1.17%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 228 (38.26%) Finance
2 78 (13.09%) Banking
3 32 (5.37%) Front Office
4 28 (4.70%) Investment Banking
5 24 (4.03%) Legal
5 24 (4.03%) Retail
6 17 (2.85%) Law
7 13 (2.18%) Public Sector
8 12 (2.01%) Marketing
9 8 (1.34%) Back Office
10 7 (1.17%) Advertising
11 6 (1.01%) Financial Institution
11 6 (1.01%) Publishing
12 4 (0.67%) Manufacturing
13 3 (0.50%) Electronics
13 3 (0.50%) Games
13 3 (0.50%) General Ledger
13 3 (0.50%) Pharmaceutical
13 3 (0.50%) Police
13 3 (0.50%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 325 (54.53%) Developer
2 84 (14.09%) .NET Developer
3 83 (13.93%) SQL Developer
4 72 (12.08%) C# Developer
5 61 (10.23%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 48 (8.05%) Analyst
7 33 (5.54%) Senior Developer
8 32 (5.37%) Angular Developer
9 31 (5.20%) Architect
10 29 (4.87%) DBA
11 25 (4.19%) C# .NET Developer
11 25 (4.19%) Data Engineer
11 25 (4.19%) Full Stack Developer
11 25 (4.19%) SQL BI Developer
12 22 (3.69%) React Developer
13 21 (3.52%) DevOps Engineer
14 20 (3.36%) Azure Developer
14 20 (3.36%) SSIS Developer
15 19 (3.19%) Applications Support
15 19 (3.19%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 215 (36.07%) .NET
2 88 (14.77%) AngularJS
2 88 (14.77%) ASP.NET
3 72 (12.08%) CSS
4 65 (10.91%) .NET Framework
4 65 (10.91%) HTML
5 49 (8.22%) ASP.NET MVC
6 47 (7.89%) REST
7 42 (7.05%) ASP.NET Web API
8 36 (6.04%) HTML5
9 35 (5.87%) React
9 35 (5.87%) Web Services
10 33 (5.54%) .NET Core
10 33 (5.54%) Entity Framework
11 30 (5.03%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 29 (4.87%) jQuery
13 26 (4.36%) RabbitMQ
14 23 (3.86%) JSON
15 22 (3.69%) CSS3
15 22 (3.69%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 29 (4.87%) Greenfield Project
2 23 (3.86%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (2.52%) Fixed Income
4 14 (2.35%) Equities
5 13 (2.18%) Derivative
6 12 (2.01%) Data Structures
7 11 (1.85%) Self-Motivation
7 11 (1.85%) User Experience
8 10 (1.68%) Hedge funds
9 9 (1.51%) Clustering
9 9 (1.51%) Public Cloud
10 8 (1.34%) Enterprise Software
11 7 (1.17%) Reinsurance
11 7 (1.17%) Replication
12 6 (1.01%) Cloud Native
12 6 (1.01%) Data Centre
12 6 (1.01%) W3C
13 5 (0.84%) Algorithms
13 5 (0.84%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 4 (0.67%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 96 (16.11%) Windows
2 40 (6.71%) Linux
3 28 (4.70%) Windows Server
4 26 (4.36%) Windows 10
5 16 (2.68%) Unix
6 15 (2.52%) Windows Server 2012
7 14 (2.35%) Windows Server 2008
8 11 (1.85%) Windows 7
9 6 (1.01%) VMS
10 5 (0.84%) Android
11 3 (0.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 3 (0.50%) Ubuntu
12 2 (0.34%) Apple iOS
12 2 (0.34%) CentOS
12 2 (0.34%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.17%) Data ONTAP
13 1 (0.17%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.17%) Solaris
13 1 (0.17%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 178 (29.87%) Agile Software Development
2 150 (25.17%) Business Intelligence
3 115 (19.30%) ETL
4 104 (17.45%) DevOps
5 77 (12.92%) MVC
6 71 (11.91%) Migration
7 64 (10.74%) Data Modelling
8 60 (10.07%) Microservices
8 60 (10.07%) TDD
9 58 (9.73%) Test Automation
10 50 (8.39%) CRM
11 45 (7.55%) Scrum
12 44 (7.38%) SDLC
13 43 (7.21%) Continuous Integration
14 42 (7.05%) Data Analysis
15 41 (6.88%) Asset Management
16 40 (6.71%) Analytics
17 36 (6.04%) Data Migration
18 35 (5.87%) Problem-Solving
19 32 (5.37%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 338 (56.71%) SQL
2 231 (38.76%) C#
3 112 (18.79%) JavaScript
4 102 (17.11%) T-SQL
5 67 (11.24%) PowerShell
6 55 (9.23%) Java
7 51 (8.56%) Python
8 37 (6.21%) TypeScript
9 24 (4.03%) VBA
10 23 (3.86%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
11 12 (2.01%) PL/SQL
12 11 (1.85%) Perl
12 11 (1.85%) R
13 9 (1.51%) Bash Shell
14 6 (1.01%) Scala
14 6 (1.01%) Shell Script
15 5 (0.84%) PHP
15 5 (0.84%) VB
15 5 (0.84%) VBScript
16 4 (0.67%) C++
Qualifications
1 24 (4.03%) Security Cleared
2 22 (3.69%) SC Cleared
3 16 (2.68%) Degree
4 15 (2.52%) PMI Certification
4 15 (2.52%) PMP
5 8 (1.34%) Computer Science Degree
6 5 (0.84%) CISSP
7 4 (0.67%) ISTQB
7 4 (0.67%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (0.50%) ISEB
9 2 (0.34%) BC Cleared
9 2 (0.34%) MCP
10 1 (0.17%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.17%) IIBA
10 1 (0.17%) MCDBA
10 1 (0.17%) MCSA
10 1 (0.17%) MCSE
10 1 (0.17%) OCP
10 1 (0.17%) Oracle Certification
10 1 (0.17%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (3.86%) QA
2 14 (2.35%) Data Quality
3 8 (1.34%) GDPR
3 8 (1.34%) SLA
4 6 (1.01%) WCAG
5 3 (0.50%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 3 (0.50%) IFRS
5 3 (0.50%) Solvency II
6 2 (0.34%) COREP
6 2 (0.34%) FINREP
6 2 (0.34%) PMO
7 1 (0.17%) Dodd-Frank
7 1 (0.17%) EMIR
7 1 (0.17%) MiFID
System Software
1 41 (6.88%) Active Directory
2 25 (4.19%) Docker
3 14 (2.35%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (1.85%) Oracle RAC
5 7 (1.17%) Virtual Machines
6 6 (1.01%) HDFS
6 6 (1.01%) VMware ESXi
7 5 (0.84%) Hyper-V
8 3 (0.50%) Apache Flume
8 3 (0.50%) vSphere
8 3 (0.50%) XenApp
9 2 (0.34%) VMware Workstation
9 2 (0.34%) XenDesktop
10 1 (0.17%) Citrix Hypervisor
10 1 (0.17%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 15 (2.52%) SCCM
2 13 (2.18%) Ansible
3 10 (1.68%) Single Sign-On
3 10 (1.68%) Terraform
4 7 (1.17%) Kubernetes
5 6 (1.01%) Microsoft Clustering
6 5 (0.84%) Opscode Chef
6 5 (0.84%) Puppet
6 5 (0.84%) SCOM
7 4 (0.67%) Data Guard
7 4 (0.67%) Hadoop YARN
8 3 (0.50%) AirWatch
8 3 (0.50%) MIIS
8 3 (0.50%) SCOrch
9 2 (0.34%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 2 (0.34%) Microsoft Intune
9 2 (0.34%) Packer
10 1 (0.17%) FortiGate
10 1 (0.17%) Oozie
10 1 (0.17%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 213 (35.74%) Microsoft
2 97 (16.28%) Oracle
3 38 (6.38%) Tableau
4 24 (4.03%) Informatica
5 22 (3.69%) VMware
6 19 (3.19%) Cloudera
7 17 (2.85%) iManage
8 13 (2.18%) Google
8 13 (2.18%) LexisNexis
9 11 (1.85%) SAP
10 10 (1.68%) Cognos
10 10 (1.68%) Salesforce.com
11 9 (1.51%) Citrix
12 7 (1.17%) Bloomberg
12 7 (1.17%) Cisco
13 6 (1.01%) Alteryx
13 6 (1.01%) Atlassian
13 6 (1.01%) CODA
13 6 (1.01%) Databricks
14 5 (0.84%) CyberArk