Period
to 27 June 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 27 June 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
27 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 25 22 17
Rank change year-on-year -3 -5 -1
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 603 704 629
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 7.13% 7.70% 8.47%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 27.27% 30.52% 33.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 463 581 498
Central London median daily rate £500 £475 £466
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +1.88% +5.97%
10th Percentile £363 £334 £313
90th Percentile £600 £636 £607
London median daily rate £485 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +2.11% - +11.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 3
Central London median hourly rate £20.00 £22.25 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.11% +3.49% +13.16%
London median hourly rate £23.29 £27.00 £21.69
% change year-on-year -13.74% +24.47% -36.20%

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 2,211 2,307 1,905
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 26.16% 25.22% 25.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,725 1,848 1,476
Central London median daily rate £525 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £388 £363 £325
90th Percentile £675 £675 £650
London median daily rate £525 £513 £500
% change year-on-year +2.44% +2.50% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 13 3
Central London median hourly rate £35.00 £30.00 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.67% +39.53% +13.16%
10th Percentile £20.00 £21.00 £20.75
90th Percentile £56.50 £37.60 £22.85
London median hourly rate £35.00 £31.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year +12.90% +1.64% +10.91%

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 27 June 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 27 June 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 27 June 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 +1 475 £500 +4.71% 69
City of Westminster -19 11 £475 -13.64%
Southwark -43 9 £550 +4.76%
West End of London -9 7 £450 -10.00% 1
Camden +5 3 £413 -21.43% 1
Kensington and Chelsea - 2 £313 -
SQL Server
London

For the 6 months to 27 June 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.

1 327 (54.23%) SQL
2 222 (36.82%) Microsoft
3 208 (34.49%) C#
4 199 (33.00%) .NET
5 191 (31.67%) Finance
6 188 (31.18%) Agile Software Development
7 187 (31.01%) Microsoft Azure
8 140 (23.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 138 (22.89%) Business Intelligence
10 129 (21.39%) Windows
11 120 (19.90%) Data Warehouse
12 114 (18.91%) JavaScript
13 113 (18.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 107 (17.74%) T-SQL
15 102 (16.92%) DevOps
16 101 (16.75%) ETL
17 99 (16.42%) Oracle
18 94 (15.59%) Power Platform
19 91 (15.09%) Banking
20 89 (14.76%) Power BI
21 80 (13.27%) MVC
22 76 (12.60%) Microservices
22 76 (12.60%) PowerShell
23 74 (12.27%) ASP.NET
24 71 (11.77%) CSS
25 70 (11.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
26 69 (11.44%) Migration
27 68 (11.28%) HTML
28 67 (11.11%) Microsoft Excel
29 64 (10.61%) Java

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 42 (6.97%) SharePoint
2 32 (5.31%) Apache Spark
3 25 (4.15%) Confluence
4 18 (2.99%) IIS
5 17 (2.82%) MS Exchange
6 15 (2.49%) Apache
6 15 (2.49%) Elasticsearch
7 9 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2013
8 8 (1.33%) JBoss
9 5 (0.83%) CMS
9 5 (0.83%) Tomcat
9 5 (0.83%) WebLogic
10 4 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2010
10 4 (0.66%) SharePoint 2013
10 4 (0.66%) Skype for Business
10 4 (0.66%) SugarCRM
11 3 (0.50%) SharePoint 2010
11 3 (0.50%) Umbraco
11 3 (0.50%) WebSphere
12 2 (0.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 67 (11.11%) Microsoft Excel
2 20 (3.32%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (0.66%) Spreadsheet
4 3 (0.50%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.33%) Mingle
6 1 (0.17%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 15 (2.49%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (1.66%) Elite 3E
3 5 (0.83%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 4 (0.66%) Dynamics AX
4 4 (0.66%) Markit EDM
5 3 (0.50%) Dynamics NAV
5 3 (0.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 2 (0.33%) Actimize
6 2 (0.33%) Eagle PACE
6 2 (0.33%) Oracle EBS
6 2 (0.33%) SAP ERP
6 2 (0.33%) SAP S/4HANA
7 1 (0.17%) BPCS
7 1 (0.17%) CA PPM
7 1 (0.17%) Global One
7 1 (0.17%) HFM
7 1 (0.17%) Oracle BPM
7 1 (0.17%) Oracle General Ledger
7 1 (0.17%) Temenos T24
7 1 (0.17%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 187 (31.01%) Microsoft Azure
2 94 (15.59%) Power Platform
3 49 (8.13%) Amazon AWS
4 41 (6.80%) Office 365
5 33 (5.47%) Azure Active Directory
6 30 (4.98%) Azure Data Factory
7 19 (3.15%) Dynamics 365
7 19 (3.15%) PaaS
8 14 (2.32%) IaaS
9 10 (1.66%) GitHub
9 10 (1.66%) npm
9 10 (1.66%) Serverless
10 9 (1.49%) SaaS
11 6 (1.00%) Yammer
12 5 (0.83%) Google Cloud Platform
12 5 (0.83%) Microsoft Flow
12 5 (0.83%) PowerApps
13 4 (0.66%) AWS CloudFormation
13 4 (0.66%) Azure Functions
13 4 (0.66%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 22 (3.65%) DNS
1 22 (3.65%) Firewall
2 18 (2.99%) SAN
3 16 (2.65%) DHCP
4 13 (2.16%) TCP/IP
5 8 (1.33%) VPN
6 7 (1.16%) LAN
7 6 (1.00%) WAN
8 4 (0.66%) Cisco ISE
8 4 (0.66%) HTTP
8 4 (0.66%) Intrusion Detection
8 4 (0.66%) NAS
8 4 (0.66%) Skype
9 3 (0.50%) Internet
9 3 (0.50%) MPLS
9 3 (0.50%) Network Security
9 3 (0.50%) VoIP
9 3 (0.50%) Wi-Fi
10 2 (0.33%) IPsec
10 2 (0.33%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 140 (23.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 120 (19.90%) Data Warehouse
3 113 (18.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 89 (14.76%) Power BI
5 70 (11.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 55 (9.12%) Relational Database
6 55 (9.12%) SQL Server 2012
7 53 (8.79%) Azure SQL Database
8 50 (8.29%) MySQL
9 46 (7.63%) SQL Server 2016
10 42 (6.97%) Big Data
11 41 (6.80%) SQL Server 2008
12 40 (6.63%) SQL Server 2014
13 31 (5.14%) SQL Server 2017
14 30 (4.98%) NoSQL
15 28 (4.64%) MongoDB
16 25 (4.15%) Oracle Database
17 23 (3.81%) Data Lake
17 23 (3.81%) Impala
17 23 (3.81%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 56 (9.29%) Git (software)
2 44 (7.30%) JIRA
3 38 (6.30%) Visual Studio
4 37 (6.14%) Jenkins
5 31 (5.14%) Team Foundation Server
6 19 (3.15%) Maven
7 18 (2.99%) Visual Studio Team System
8 14 (2.32%) Cucumber
9 12 (1.99%) Karma Test Runner
9 12 (1.99%) Selenium
9 12 (1.99%) Subversion
10 11 (1.82%) Jasmine
10 11 (1.82%) NUnit
10 11 (1.82%) SpecFlow
10 11 (1.82%) TeamCity
11 9 (1.49%) Octopus Deploy
11 9 (1.49%) Protractor
12 8 (1.33%) gulp
12 8 (1.33%) JUnit
13 7 (1.16%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 191 (31.67%) Finance
2 91 (15.09%) Banking
3 33 (5.47%) Front Office
4 30 (4.98%) Retail
5 25 (4.15%) Investment Banking
6 21 (3.48%) Legal
7 20 (3.32%) Law
8 15 (2.49%) Back Office
8 15 (2.49%) Financial Institution
9 7 (1.16%) Retail Banking
10 4 (0.66%) Advertising
10 4 (0.66%) Marketing
11 3 (0.50%) Pharmaceutical
11 3 (0.50%) Publishing
12 2 (0.33%) General Ledger
13 1 (0.17%) Billing
13 1 (0.17%) Games
13 1 (0.17%) Private Banking
13 1 (0.17%) Telecoms
13 1 (0.17%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 298 (49.42%) Developer
2 89 (14.76%) .NET Developer
3 72 (11.94%) SQL Developer
4 57 (9.45%) Analyst
5 52 (8.62%) C# Developer
6 51 (8.46%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 40 (6.63%) DBA
8 39 (6.47%) Architect
9 35 (5.80%) Senior Developer
10 33 (5.47%) DevOps Engineer
11 30 (4.98%) Data Engineer
11 30 (4.98%) SQL DBA
12 29 (4.81%) Azure Engineer
12 29 (4.81%) C# .NET Developer
13 25 (4.15%) Azure DevOps
14 24 (3.98%) Full Stack Developer
15 23 (3.81%) Azure Developer
16 22 (3.65%) Azure DevOps Engineer
16 22 (3.65%) Big Data Engineer
17 21 (3.48%) SQL BI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 199 (33.00%) .NET
2 74 (12.27%) ASP.NET
3 71 (11.77%) CSS
4 68 (11.28%) HTML
5 63 (10.45%) .NET Framework
6 62 (10.28%) AngularJS
7 52 (8.62%) ASP.NET Web API
8 42 (6.97%) REST
9 41 (6.80%) ASP.NET MVC
10 39 (6.47%) HTML5
11 37 (6.14%) Web Services
12 36 (5.97%) Entity Framework
13 35 (5.80%) WCF
14 34 (5.64%) jQuery
15 33 (5.47%) .NET Core
16 29 (4.81%) JSON
17 28 (4.64%) RESTful
18 25 (4.15%) Spring
18 25 (4.15%) XML
19 21 (3.48%) React
Miscellaneous
1 46 (7.63%) Analytical Skills
2 27 (4.48%) Greenfield Project
3 18 (2.99%) Data Structures
4 16 (2.65%) Data Centre
4 16 (2.65%) Replication
5 15 (2.49%) User Experience
6 13 (2.16%) Clustering
6 13 (2.16%) Equities
6 13 (2.16%) Fixed Income
7 12 (1.99%) Hedge funds
8 11 (1.82%) Management Information System
8 11 (1.82%) Self-Motivation
9 10 (1.66%) Derivative
9 10 (1.66%) Enterprise Software
10 8 (1.33%) Mobile App
11 7 (1.16%) Reinsurance
12 6 (1.00%) NHS
13 5 (0.83%) Private Cloud
13 5 (0.83%) Tandem
14 4 (0.66%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 129 (21.39%) Windows
2 51 (8.46%) Windows Server
3 50 (8.29%) Linux
4 25 (4.15%) Unix
5 20 (3.32%) Windows 10
6 19 (3.15%) Windows Server 2012
7 12 (1.99%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (1.00%) Windows 7
9 4 (0.66%) Data ONTAP
9 4 (0.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (0.50%) Android
10 3 (0.50%) Windows 8
11 2 (0.33%) Apple iOS
11 2 (0.33%) CentOS
11 2 (0.33%) Solaris
11 2 (0.33%) Ubuntu
11 2 (0.33%) VMS
11 2 (0.33%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.17%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 188 (31.18%) Agile Software Development
2 138 (22.89%) Business Intelligence
3 102 (16.92%) DevOps
4 101 (16.75%) ETL
5 80 (13.27%) MVC
6 76 (12.60%) Microservices
7 69 (11.44%) Migration
8 64 (10.61%) Data Modelling
9 57 (9.45%) TDD
10 56 (9.29%) Scrum
11 45 (7.46%) SDLC
11 45 (7.46%) Test Automation
12 44 (7.30%) Problem-Solving
13 41 (6.80%) Data Analysis
13 41 (6.80%) Data Migration
14 36 (5.97%) Analytics
14 36 (5.97%) CRM
15 35 (5.80%) Asset Management
15 35 (5.80%) Continuous Integration
16 30 (4.98%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 327 (54.23%) SQL
2 208 (34.49%) C#
3 114 (18.91%) JavaScript
4 107 (17.74%) T-SQL
5 76 (12.60%) PowerShell
6 64 (10.61%) Java
7 52 (8.62%) Python
8 26 (4.31%) TypeScript
9 22 (3.65%) VBA
10 17 (2.82%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
11 13 (2.16%) Shell Script
12 11 (1.82%) PL/SQL
13 10 (1.66%) Bash Shell
13 10 (1.66%) VB.NET
14 8 (1.33%) ES6
14 8 (1.33%) Groovy
14 8 (1.33%) Scala
15 6 (1.00%) C++
15 6 (1.00%) PHP
16 5 (0.83%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 18 (2.99%) PMI Certification
1 18 (2.99%) PMP
2 17 (2.82%) Degree
3 10 (1.66%) Security Cleared
4 9 (1.49%) SC Cleared
5 5 (0.83%) Computer Science Degree
5 5 (0.83%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (0.66%) TOGAF Certification
7 3 (0.50%) CISSP
7 3 (0.50%) ISTQB
8 2 (0.33%) ISEB
8 2 (0.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 2 (0.33%) Master's Degree
8 2 (0.33%) MCSA
8 2 (0.33%) MCSE
8 2 (0.33%) SAFe Agilist
9 1 (0.17%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.17%) MCP
9 1 (0.17%) OCP
9 1 (0.17%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (3.65%) QA
2 14 (2.32%) Data Quality
3 7 (1.16%) SLA
4 6 (1.00%) GDPR
5 3 (0.50%) Solvency II
6 2 (0.33%) PMO
7 1 (0.17%) Basel III
7 1 (0.17%) MiFID
7 1 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 58 (9.62%) Active Directory
2 25 (4.15%) Docker
3 15 (2.49%) VMware Infrastructure
4 13 (2.16%) Oracle RAC
5 10 (1.66%) vSphere
6 9 (1.49%) VMware ESXi
7 6 (1.00%) HDFS
7 6 (1.00%) Virtual Machines
8 5 (0.83%) Shibboleth
8 5 (0.83%) VMware NSX
9 4 (0.66%) Hyper-V
9 4 (0.66%) VMware Workstation
9 4 (0.66%) XenApp
10 3 (0.50%) Apache Flume
10 3 (0.50%) Virtual Servers
11 2 (0.33%) XenDesktop
12 1 (0.17%) Citrix Hypervisor
12 1 (0.17%) Firmware
12 1 (0.17%) Microsoft App-V
12 1 (0.17%) zsh
Systems Management
1 25 (4.15%) Terraform
2 23 (3.81%) Kubernetes
3 18 (2.99%) SCCM
4 16 (2.65%) Ansible
5 8 (1.33%) Single Sign-On
6 7 (1.16%) Microsoft Clustering
7 6 (1.00%) SCOM
7 6 (1.00%) WSUS
8 5 (0.83%) Puppet
9 4 (0.66%) SCOrch
10 3 (0.50%) Data Guard
10 3 (0.50%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 3 (0.50%) Hadoop YARN
10 3 (0.50%) Netcool
10 3 (0.50%) Opscode Chef
10 3 (0.50%) Tivoli
10 3 (0.50%) Tivoli Monitoring
11 2 (0.33%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
11 2 (0.33%) HP ALM
11 2 (0.33%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 222 (36.82%) Microsoft
2 99 (16.42%) Oracle
3 34 (5.64%) VMware
4 30 (4.98%) Tableau
5 23 (3.81%) Informatica
6 21 (3.48%) Cloudera
7 17 (2.82%) iManage
8 16 (2.65%) Cisco
9 13 (2.16%) Citrix
10 12 (1.99%) Sybase
11 9 (1.49%) Atlassian
11 9 (1.49%) LexisNexis
12 8 (1.33%) Bloomberg
12 8 (1.33%) Sony
13 7 (1.16%) Salesforce.com
14 6 (1.00%) Alteryx
14 6 (1.00%) IBM
14 6 (1.00%) NetApp
15 5 (0.83%) SnapLogic
15 5 (0.83%) Talend