Period
to 6 December 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 6 December 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
6 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 193 260 242
Rank change year-on-year +67 -18 -
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2017 25 7 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.44% 0.098% 0.041%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 1.77% 0.39% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 1 3
City of London median daily rate £475 £475 £473
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +0.53% -
10th Percentile £351 £463 £432
90th Percentile £690 £488 £484
Central London median daily rate £475 £450 £375
% change year-on-year +5.56% +20.00% -
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 1,409 1,798 1,785
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 24.62% 25.06% 24.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,114 1,443 1,463
City of London median daily rate £525 £525 £525
10th Percentile £388 £375 £363
90th Percentile £675 £675 £688
Central London median daily rate £523 £525 £523
% change year-on-year -0.48% +0.48% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 11 11
City of London median hourly rate £37.17 £35.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.19% +27.27% -38.89%
10th Percentile £21.19 £19.50 £20.75
90th Percentile £91.90 £42.19 £33.25
Central London median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £25.99
% change year-on-year - +34.65% -42.24%

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 6 December 2019.

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

For the 6 months to 6 December 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 25 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 19 (76.00%) SQL
3 18 (72.00%) Finance
4 16 (64.00%) Business Intelligence
4 16 (64.00%) Microsoft
5 15 (60.00%) Data Warehouse
5 15 (60.00%) Azure
6 14 (56.00%) Azure Data Factory
7 11 (44.00%) ETL
7 11 (44.00%) T-SQL
7 11 (44.00%) Dimensional Modelling
7 11 (44.00%) Azure SQL Database
7 11 (44.00%) Git (software)
8 10 (40.00%) Pentaho
9 9 (36.00%) Power BI
9 9 (36.00%) Power Platform
10 8 (32.00%) Tableau
10 8 (32.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 7 (28.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 7 (28.00%) SQL Server 2014
12 6 (24.00%) SQL Server 2016
12 6 (24.00%) Jenkins
12 6 (24.00%) Cosmos DB
12 6 (24.00%) Python
13 5 (20.00%) Visual Studio
13 5 (20.00%) Data Modelling
14 4 (16.00%) XBRL
14 4 (16.00%) Oracle
14 4 (16.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 4 (16.00%) SQL Server Integration Services

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 (4.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 15 (60.00%) Azure
2 14 (56.00%) Azure Data Factory
3 9 (36.00%) Power Platform
4 1 (4.00%) Dynamics 365
4 1 (4.00%) IaaS
4 1 (4.00%) Mimecast
4 1 (4.00%) Office 365
4 1 (4.00%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.00%) Cisco ASA
1 1 (4.00%) Cisco IOS
1 1 (4.00%) DHCP
1 1 (4.00%) Skype
1 1 (4.00%) VLAN
1 1 (4.00%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 15 (60.00%) Data Warehouse
3 11 (44.00%) Azure SQL Database
4 10 (40.00%) Pentaho
5 9 (36.00%) Power BI
6 8 (32.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 7 (28.00%) SQL Server 2014
7 7 (28.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 6 (24.00%) Cosmos DB
8 6 (24.00%) SQL Server 2016
9 4 (16.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 4 (16.00%) Oracle Database
9 4 (16.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 3 (12.00%) Data Lake
11 2 (8.00%) Oracle Database 12c
11 2 (8.00%) SQL Server 2008
12 1 (4.00%) QlikView
12 1 (4.00%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 11 (44.00%) Git (software)
2 6 (24.00%) Jenkins
3 5 (20.00%) Visual Studio
4 3 (12.00%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 18 (72.00%) Finance
2 2 (8.00%) Banking
2 2 (8.00%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 12 (48.00%) Business Intelligence Developer
1 12 (48.00%) Developer
2 11 (44.00%) SQL BI Developer
2 11 (44.00%) SQL Developer
3 6 (24.00%) Azure Developer
3 6 (24.00%) Pentaho Developer
4 4 (16.00%) DBA
4 4 (16.00%) ETL Developer
4 4 (16.00%) SQL DBA
4 4 (16.00%) SQL Server DBA
4 4 (16.00%) SSAS Developer
4 4 (16.00%) SSIS Developer
4 4 (16.00%) SSRS Developer
5 3 (12.00%) Azure DevOps
5 3 (12.00%) Azure DevOps Engineer
5 3 (12.00%) Azure Engineer
5 3 (12.00%) DevOps Engineer
6 2 (8.00%) Azure Architect
6 2 (8.00%) Oracle SQL Server DBA
6 2 (8.00%) SQL Server Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (16.00%) XBRL
2 3 (12.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.00%) Management Information System
1 1 (4.00%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.00%) Windows
2 1 (4.00%) Windows 10
2 1 (4.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (64.00%) Business Intelligence
2 11 (44.00%) Dimensional Modelling
2 11 (44.00%) ETL
3 5 (20.00%) Data Modelling
4 4 (16.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (12.00%) Continuous Delivery
5 3 (12.00%) Data Integration
5 3 (12.00%) Deployment Automation
5 3 (12.00%) DevOps
5 3 (12.00%) Test Automation
6 2 (8.00%) Data Management
6 2 (8.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 2 (8.00%) Migration
7 1 (4.00%) Capacity Management
7 1 (4.00%) Continuous Integration
7 1 (4.00%) Infrastructure Management
7 1 (4.00%) Kalman Filter
7 1 (4.00%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 19 (76.00%) SQL
2 11 (44.00%) T-SQL
3 6 (24.00%) Python
4 4 (16.00%) PowerShell
5 3 (12.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 4 (16.00%) SC Cleared
1 4 (16.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (8.00%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (4.00%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 2 (8.00%) Data Guard
2 1 (4.00%) FortiGate
2 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Intune
2 1 (4.00%) SCCM
2 1 (4.00%) Terraform
Vendors
1 16 (64.00%) Microsoft
2 8 (32.00%) Tableau
3 4 (16.00%) Oracle
4 3 (12.00%) Databricks
5 2 (8.00%) Google
5 2 (8.00%) Twitter
6 1 (4.00%) Aerohive Networks
6 1 (4.00%) Apple
6 1 (4.00%) Cisco
6 1 (4.00%) Darktrace
6 1 (4.00%) Juniper
6 1 (4.00%) Meraki
6 1 (4.00%) Polycom
6 1 (4.00%) Splunk
6 1 (4.00%) Zscaler