Period
to 18 July 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for SQL Server 2017 skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SQL Server 2017 over the 6 months to 18 July 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 2017
Central London > City of London
6 months to
18 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 207 248 -
Rank change year-on-year +41 - -
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2017 31 8 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.47% 0.11% -
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 1.74% 0.45% -
Number of daily rates quoted 24 1 0
City of London median daily rate £475 £450 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
Central London median daily rate £475 £475 -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
City of London median hourly rate - - -
Central London median hourly rate - - -

SQL Server 2017 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 the City of London with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills.

All Database and Business Intelligence Skills
City of London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills 1,786 1,791 1,663
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 26.85% 25.29% 25.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,404 1,441 1,303
City of London median daily rate £525 £525 £513
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.44% +7.89%
10th Percentile £400 £363 £345
90th Percentile £681 £688 £675
Central London median daily rate £525 £525 £500
% change year-on-year - +5.00% +6.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 12 6
City of London median hourly rate £44.57 £22.00 £21.92
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +102.57% +0.38% +15.36%
10th Percentile £22.25 £17.57 £20.75
90th Percentile £60.75 £33.00 £27.74
Central London median hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £21.92
% change year-on-year +55.56% +2.66% +15.36%

SQL Server 2017
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing SQL Server 2017 as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server 2017 in the City of London

SQL Server 2017
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SQL Server 2017 in the City of London.

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL Server 2017 in the City of London

SQL Server 2017
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server 2017 in the City of London over the 6 months to 18 July 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SQL Server 2017 in the City of London

For the 6 months to 18 July 2019, IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server 2017 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 City of London region with a requirement for SQL Server 2017.

1 31 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 23 (74.19%) SQL
2 23 (74.19%) Microsoft Azure
3 20 (64.52%) Finance
4 19 (61.29%) Microsoft
5 18 (58.06%) Business Intelligence
6 16 (51.61%) PowerShell
6 16 (51.61%) Azure Data Factory
7 15 (48.39%) SQL Server 2014
8 13 (41.94%) Data Warehouse
9 12 (38.71%) T-SQL
9 12 (38.71%) Power BI
9 12 (38.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 12 (38.71%) Azure SQL Database
9 12 (38.71%) Power Platform
10 11 (35.48%) Windows
11 10 (32.26%) ETL
11 10 (32.26%) Git (software)
11 10 (32.26%) Dimensional Modelling
12 9 (29.03%) Pentaho
12 9 (29.03%) Oracle
13 8 (25.81%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 8 (25.81%) Capacity Planning
13 8 (25.81%) SQL Server 2008
13 8 (25.81%) SQL Server 2012
14 7 (22.58%) SQL Server 2016
14 7 (22.58%) Tableau
14 7 (22.58%) Python
15 6 (19.35%) Data Modelling
15 6 (19.35%) Shell Script

SQL Server 2017
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of 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 1 (3.23%) Oracle Application Server
1 1 (3.23%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.23%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 23 (74.19%) Microsoft Azure
2 16 (51.61%) Azure Data Factory
3 12 (38.71%) Power Platform
4 2 (6.45%) Azure Functions
4 2 (6.45%) IaaS
4 2 (6.45%) PaaS
4 2 (6.45%) Serverless
5 1 (3.23%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (16.13%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 15 (48.39%) SQL Server 2014
3 13 (41.94%) Data Warehouse
4 12 (38.71%) Azure SQL Database
4 12 (38.71%) Power BI
4 12 (38.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 9 (29.03%) Pentaho
6 8 (25.81%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 8 (25.81%) SQL Server 2008
6 8 (25.81%) SQL Server 2012
7 7 (22.58%) SQL Server 2016
8 5 (16.13%) Cosmos DB
8 5 (16.13%) Oracle Database
8 5 (16.13%) Oracle Database 12c
8 5 (16.13%) SQL Server 2005
8 5 (16.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 4 (12.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 3 (9.68%) Data Lake
10 3 (9.68%) MongoDB
10 3 (9.68%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 10 (32.26%) Git (software)
2 6 (19.35%) Visual Studio Team System
3 5 (16.13%) Jenkins
3 5 (16.13%) Visual Studio
General
1 20 (64.52%) Finance
2 5 (16.13%) Banking
3 2 (6.45%) Financial Institution
3 2 (6.45%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 14 (45.16%) DBA
1 14 (45.16%) SQL DBA
2 7 (22.58%) Business Intelligence Developer
2 7 (22.58%) Developer
3 6 (19.35%) Azure Developer
3 6 (19.35%) DevOps Engineer
3 6 (19.35%) SQL BI Developer
3 6 (19.35%) SQL Developer
3 6 (19.35%) SQL Server DBA
4 5 (16.13%) Azure DevOps
4 5 (16.13%) Azure DevOps Engineer
4 5 (16.13%) Azure Engineer
4 5 (16.13%) Pentaho Developer
5 4 (12.90%) ETL Developer
6 3 (9.68%) Lead DevOps
6 3 (9.68%) Lead DevOps Engineer
6 3 (9.68%) Oracle DBA
7 2 (6.45%) Azure Architect
7 2 (6.45%) Oracle SQL Server DBA
7 2 (6.45%) T-SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.45%) .NET
1 2 (6.45%) JSON
1 2 (6.45%) Web Services
1 2 (6.45%) XML
2 1 (3.23%) Middleware
2 1 (3.23%) Oracle Fusion
2 1 (3.23%) Oracle GoldenGate
2 1 (3.23%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 5 (16.13%) Replication
2 4 (12.90%) Data Centre
2 4 (12.90%) Tandem
3 2 (6.45%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (6.45%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (3.23%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 11 (35.48%) Windows
2 2 (6.45%) Linux
2 2 (6.45%) Solaris
2 2 (6.45%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (58.06%) Business Intelligence
2 10 (32.26%) Dimensional Modelling
2 10 (32.26%) ETL
3 8 (25.81%) Capacity Planning
4 6 (19.35%) Continuous Delivery
4 6 (19.35%) Data Integration
4 6 (19.35%) Data Modelling
4 6 (19.35%) Deployment Automation
4 6 (19.35%) DevOps
4 6 (19.35%) Test Automation
5 5 (16.13%) High Availability
5 5 (16.13%) Performance Tuning
5 5 (16.13%) SQL Optimisation
5 5 (16.13%) Task Automation
6 4 (12.90%) Capacity Management
6 4 (12.90%) Configuration Management
6 4 (12.90%) Performance Monitoring
6 4 (12.90%) Root Cause Analysis
6 4 (12.90%) Security Hardening
6 4 (12.90%) Statistics
Programming Languages
1 23 (74.19%) SQL
2 16 (51.61%) PowerShell
3 12 (38.71%) T-SQL
4 7 (22.58%) Python
5 6 (19.35%) C#
5 6 (19.35%) Shell Script
6 2 (6.45%) Java
6 2 (6.45%) Perl
7 1 (3.23%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (3.23%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 5 (16.13%) Oracle RAC
2 4 (12.90%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (9.68%) Data Guard
2 1 (3.23%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 19 (61.29%) Microsoft
2 9 (29.03%) Oracle
3 7 (22.58%) Tableau
4 6 (19.35%) Databricks
5 2 (6.45%) Sybase