Period
to 31 July 2021

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 31 July 2021 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
31 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 42 21 25
Rank change year-on-year -21 +4 -3
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 181 214 646
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Central London 4.83% 7.64% 7.68%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 21.83% 29.60% 27.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 118 154 512
10th Percentile £462 £381 £363
25th Percentile £482 £436 £425
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £553 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +10.50% - +2.83%
75th Percentile £652 £609 £557
90th Percentile £725 £697 £606
London median daily rate £550 £525 £475
% change year-on-year +4.76% +10.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 5
Median hourly rate £8.00 - £20.00
London median hourly rate £23.45 £21.50 £23.29
% change year-on-year +9.07% -7.69% +5.86%

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 829 723 2,324
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 22.11% 25.80% 27.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 580 541 1,856
10th Percentile £406 £375 £383
25th Percentile £463 £431 £456
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £525 £525
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% - -
75th Percentile £644 £613 £600
90th Percentile £713 £688 £675
London median daily rate £550 £525 £525
% change year-on-year +4.76% - +0.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 7 16
10th Percentile " £18.80 "
25th Percentile £8.00 £21.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate £14.00 £37.50 £35.00
Median % change year-on-year -62.67% +7.14% +55.56%
75th Percentile £23.75 £39.25 £39.84
90th Percentile £26.74 £42.65 £52.82
London median hourly rate £28.31 £27.50 £24.83
% change year-on-year +2.95% +10.75% -17.23%

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 31 July 2021.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Central London

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing SQL Server in Central London over the 6 months to 31 July 2021.

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 31 July 2021. 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 -28 160 £575 +15.00% 193
West End of London +3 3 £563 +2.27% 1
City of Westminster +7 1 £550 +12.24% 1
Camden - 1 £575 -
Southwark - 1 £575 -
SQL Server
London

For the 6 months to 31 July 2021, 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 92 (50.83%) Azure
2 82 (45.30%) Microsoft
3 81 (44.75%) SQL
4 74 (40.88%) Agile Software Development
5 67 (37.02%) .NET
6 63 (34.81%) Finance
7 61 (33.70%) C#
8 54 (29.83%) Business Intelligence
8 54 (29.83%) DevOps
9 50 (27.62%) JavaScript
10 49 (27.07%) Power Platform
11 47 (25.97%) Power BI
12 45 (24.86%) Analytics
13 43 (23.76%) PowerShell
14 42 (23.20%) AngularJS
14 42 (23.20%) Social Skills
15 39 (21.55%) React
16 37 (20.44%) ASP.NET
16 37 (20.44%) Active Directory
16 37 (20.44%) Software Engineering
17 35 (19.34%) Oracle
18 34 (18.78%) SharePoint
19 33 (18.23%) TDD
19 33 (18.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
19 33 (18.23%) Continuous Integration
20 31 (17.13%) Banking
20 31 (17.13%) Greenfield Project
21 30 (16.57%) Python
21 30 (16.57%) QA
21 30 (16.57%) TypeScript

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 34 (18.78%) SharePoint
2 6 (3.31%) IIS
2 6 (3.31%) MS Exchange
3 4 (2.21%) Apache Spark
4 2 (1.10%) CMS
4 2 (1.10%) JBoss
4 2 (1.10%) SAS
4 2 (1.10%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.55%) Apache
5 1 (0.55%) Apache Solr
5 1 (0.55%) Confluence
5 1 (0.55%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.55%) Oracle Coherence
5 1 (0.55%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (0.55%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.55%) Umbraco
5 1 (0.55%) WebSphere
Applications
1 11 (6.08%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (1.66%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.66%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (1.10%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.10%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (2.76%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.55%) Global One
2 1 (0.55%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 92 (50.83%) Azure
2 49 (27.07%) Power Platform
3 25 (13.81%) Azure Active Directory
4 24 (13.26%) AWS
5 14 (7.73%) Azure Data Factory
6 11 (6.08%) Microsoft 365
6 11 (6.08%) PaaS
7 8 (4.42%) Serverless
8 7 (3.87%) Power Automate
9 6 (3.31%) Dynamics 365
9 6 (3.31%) IaaS
10 5 (2.76%) Azure Functions
10 5 (2.76%) GCP
11 4 (2.21%) PowerApps
11 4 (2.21%) SaaS
11 4 (2.21%) Snowflake
12 3 (1.66%) Amazon S3
12 3 (1.66%) Azure Event Grid
12 3 (1.66%) Azure Logic Apps
12 3 (1.66%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.31%) BGP
1 6 (3.31%) Firewall
2 3 (1.66%) NAS
2 3 (1.66%) SAN
2 3 (1.66%) TCP/IP
2 3 (1.66%) VPN
3 2 (1.10%) DHCP
3 2 (1.10%) DNS
3 2 (1.10%) HTTP
3 2 (1.10%) Kerberos
3 2 (1.10%) VLAN
3 2 (1.10%) Wireless
4 1 (0.55%) Fibre Channel
4 1 (0.55%) Internet
4 1 (0.55%) iSCSI
4 1 (0.55%) LAN
4 1 (0.55%) Remote Desktop
4 1 (0.55%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (25.97%) Power BI
2 33 (18.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 25 (13.81%) Data Warehouse
4 17 (9.39%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 14 (7.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 12 (6.63%) MongoDB
7 11 (6.08%) NoSQL
7 11 (6.08%) Relational Database
8 10 (5.52%) Azure SQL Database
8 10 (5.52%) Data Lake
9 9 (4.97%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 9 (4.97%) MySQL
10 7 (3.87%) Big Data
11 6 (3.31%) PostgreSQL
11 6 (3.31%) SQL Server 2012
12 5 (2.76%) SQL Server 2014
12 5 (2.76%) Tableau
13 4 (2.21%) Electronic Patient Records
13 4 (2.21%) Hadoop
13 4 (2.21%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 27 (14.92%) Octopus Deploy
2 9 (4.97%) Visual Studio
3 8 (4.42%) Git (software)
3 8 (4.42%) Jenkins
3 8 (4.42%) TeamCity
4 6 (3.31%) JIRA
5 5 (2.76%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (2.21%) Maven
6 4 (2.21%) Subversion
7 3 (1.66%) Selenium
7 3 (1.66%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 2 (1.10%) Bitbucket
8 2 (1.10%) IBM UrbanCode
8 2 (1.10%) Visual Studio Team System
9 1 (0.55%) AppVeyor
9 1 (0.55%) Mercurial
9 1 (0.55%) Moq
9 1 (0.55%) NUnit
9 1 (0.55%) SpecFlow
9 1 (0.55%) YouTrack
General
1 63 (34.81%) Finance
2 42 (23.20%) Social Skills
3 31 (17.13%) Banking
4 9 (4.97%) Front Office
4 9 (4.97%) Investment Banking
5 6 (3.31%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (2.21%) Influencing Skills
6 4 (2.21%) International Banking
6 4 (2.21%) Legal
7 3 (1.66%) Games
7 3 (1.66%) Public Sector
8 2 (1.10%) Advertising
8 2 (1.10%) Documentation Skills
8 2 (1.10%) Law
8 2 (1.10%) Marketing
9 1 (0.55%) Back Office
9 1 (0.55%) General Ledger
9 1 (0.55%) Organisational Skills
9 1 (0.55%) Presentation Skills
9 1 (0.55%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 87 (48.07%) Developer
2 23 (12.71%) Technical Leader
3 21 (11.60%) .NET Developer
4 19 (10.50%) Analyst
5 16 (8.84%) Senior Developer
6 11 (6.08%) Senior .NET Developer
6 11 (6.08%) SQL Developer
7 10 (5.52%) Architect
7 10 (5.52%) C# Developer
7 10 (5.52%) Java Developer
8 8 (4.42%) Analytics Developer
8 8 (4.42%) Data Engineer
8 8 (4.42%) Python Developer
9 7 (3.87%) Analyst Developer
9 7 (3.87%) Lead Developer
10 6 (3.31%) Azure Engineer
10 6 (3.31%) DBA
10 6 (3.31%) DevOps Engineer
10 6 (3.31%) SQL Server Developer
11 5 (2.76%) Azure Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 67 (37.02%) .NET
2 42 (23.20%) AngularJS
3 39 (21.55%) React
4 37 (20.44%) ASP.NET
5 24 (13.26%) ASP.NET Core
6 15 (8.29%) .NET Framework
7 14 (7.73%) Angular 2
7 14 (7.73%) REST
8 13 (7.18%) .NET Core
9 12 (6.63%) HTML
9 12 (6.63%) Spring
10 11 (6.08%) Web Services
10 11 (6.08%) XML
11 10 (5.52%) CSS
12 9 (4.97%) Node.js
13 8 (4.42%) JSON
13 8 (4.42%) Kafka
14 7 (3.87%) jQuery
14 7 (3.87%) RESTful
15 6 (3.31%) NumPy
Miscellaneous
1 31 (17.13%) Greenfield Project
2 12 (6.63%) Fixed Income
3 10 (5.52%) Equities
3 10 (5.52%) Management Information System
4 7 (3.87%) Hedge funds
5 6 (3.31%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 5 (2.76%) Reinsurance
6 5 (2.76%) Replication
7 4 (2.21%) Derivative
7 4 (2.21%) Exotic Derivative
7 4 (2.21%) Market Risk
8 3 (1.66%) Algorithms
8 3 (1.66%) Data Centre
8 3 (1.66%) User Experience
9 2 (1.10%) Clustering
9 2 (1.10%) Credit Derivative
9 2 (1.10%) Grid Computing
9 2 (1.10%) Hybrid Cloud
9 2 (1.10%) Mainframe
9 2 (1.10%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 22 (12.15%) Windows
2 20 (11.05%) Linux
3 14 (7.73%) Windows Server
4 10 (5.52%) Unix
5 5 (2.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (2.21%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (1.66%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (1.66%) Windows Server 2016
7 3 (1.66%) Windows Server 2019
8 2 (1.10%) Android
8 2 (1.10%) Ubuntu
8 2 (1.10%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.55%) VMS
9 1 (0.55%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (40.88%) Agile Software Development
2 54 (29.83%) Business Intelligence
2 54 (29.83%) DevOps
3 45 (24.86%) Analytics
4 37 (20.44%) Software Engineering
5 33 (18.23%) Continuous Integration
5 33 (18.23%) TDD
6 24 (13.26%) Continuous Improvement
6 24 (13.26%) Mentoring
6 24 (13.26%) Scaled Agile Framework
7 23 (12.71%) ETL
8 20 (11.05%) Data Modelling
9 15 (8.29%) Microservices
9 15 (8.29%) Problem-Solving
10 13 (7.18%) Competitor Analysis
10 13 (7.18%) Scrum
11 11 (6.08%) Migration
11 11 (6.08%) SDLC
12 10 (5.52%) Data Engineering
12 10 (5.52%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 81 (44.75%) SQL
2 61 (33.70%) C#
3 50 (27.62%) JavaScript
4 43 (23.76%) PowerShell
5 30 (16.57%) Python
5 30 (16.57%) TypeScript
6 24 (13.26%) Java
7 16 (8.84%) T-SQL
8 8 (4.42%) C++
9 6 (3.31%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
10 5 (2.76%) PL/SQL
11 3 (1.66%) C
11 3 (1.66%) R
11 3 (1.66%) VB.NET
11 3 (1.66%) VBA
12 2 (1.10%) Bash Shell
12 2 (1.10%) Perl
12 2 (1.10%) Ruby
13 1 (0.55%) COBOL
13 1 (0.55%) Korn
Qualifications
1 8 (4.42%) Degree
2 4 (2.21%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (1.66%) MCSE
4 2 (1.10%) PhD
4 2 (1.10%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 2 (1.10%) SC Cleared
4 2 (1.10%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.55%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.55%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (0.55%) MCITP
5 1 (0.55%) MCP
5 1 (0.55%) OCP
5 1 (0.55%) Oracle Certification
5 1 (0.55%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (16.57%) QA
2 2 (1.10%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.55%) Accessibility
3 1 (0.55%) GDPR
3 1 (0.55%) IFRS
3 1 (0.55%) Solvency II
System Software
1 37 (20.44%) Active Directory
2 16 (8.84%) Docker
3 5 (2.76%) vSphere
4 4 (2.21%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (1.66%) Hyper-V
5 3 (1.66%) Oracle RAC
5 3 (1.66%) Virtual Desktop
5 3 (1.66%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (1.10%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (1.10%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.55%) RACF
7 1 (0.55%) SRDF
7 1 (0.55%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.55%) XenApp
7 1 (0.55%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 8 (4.42%) Kubernetes
2 3 (1.66%) Data Guard
2 3 (1.66%) SCCM
2 3 (1.66%) SCOM
2 3 (1.66%) Terraform
3 2 (1.10%) Ansible
3 2 (1.10%) Control-M
3 2 (1.10%) HAProxy
3 2 (1.10%) Microsoft Intune
3 2 (1.10%) NetBackup
3 2 (1.10%) PaperCut
3 2 (1.10%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 2 (1.10%) vCenter Server
4 1 (0.55%) EMC NetWorker
4 1 (0.55%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 1 (0.55%) Oracle RMAN
4 1 (0.55%) SCOrch
4 1 (0.55%) Tivoli
4 1 (0.55%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (0.55%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 82 (45.30%) Microsoft
2 35 (19.34%) Oracle
3 9 (4.97%) Databricks
3 9 (4.97%) VMware
4 8 (4.42%) Sybase
5 5 (2.76%) Dell
5 5 (2.76%) EMC
6 4 (2.21%) Alteryx
6 4 (2.21%) Citrix
7 3 (1.66%) Cisco
7 3 (1.66%) IBM
7 3 (1.66%) ServiceNow
8 2 (1.10%) BMC
8 2 (1.10%) Forcepoint
8 2 (1.10%) JD Edwards
8 2 (1.10%) NetApp
8 2 (1.10%) Red Hat
8 2 (1.10%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (1.10%) Symantec
8 2 (1.10%) Veritas