Period
to 24 June 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of 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 24 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)
Central London > City of London
6 months to
24 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 22 20 18
Rank change year-on-year -2 -2 -4
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 470 545 530
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 7.30% 7.86% 8.47%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 27.96% 31.29% 32.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 363 448 431
City of London median daily rate £500 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £381 £331 £328
90th Percentile £618 £638 £613
Central London median daily rate £500 £475 £457
% change year-on-year +5.26% +4.05% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 3
City of London median hourly rate £41.50 £22.00 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +88.64% +2.33% +13.16%
10th Percentile £26.05 £21.00 £20.75
90th Percentile £56.95 £23.60 £22.85
Central London median hourly rate £20.00 £22.25 £21.50
% change year-on-year -10.11% +3.49% +13.16%

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 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 1,681 1,742 1,653
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 26.10% 25.12% 26.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,320 1,428 1,303
City of London median daily rate £536 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.14% +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £406 £363 £328
90th Percentile £682 £675 £663
Central London median daily rate £525 £525 £500
% change year-on-year - +5.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 10 3
City of London median hourly rate £39.78 £22.25 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +78.80% +3.49% +13.16%
10th Percentile £22.15 £20.63 £20.75
90th Percentile £56.93 £36.90 £22.85
Central London median hourly rate £35.00 £30.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year +16.67% +39.53% +13.16%

SQL Server
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

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

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server in the City of London

SQL Server
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 in the City of London.

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

SQL Server
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server in the City of London over the 6 months to 24 June 2019.

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

SQL Server
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL Server in the City of London

SQL Server
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the City of London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server in the City of London over the 6 months to 24 June 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for SQL Server in the City of London

SQL Server
Contract Job Locations in the City of 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 City of London region over the 6 months to 24 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
Moorgate +3 24 £550 -
London Bridge -34 9 £550 +4.76%
SQL Server
Central London

For the 6 months to 24 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 City of London region with a requirement for SQL Server.

1 258 (54.89%) SQL
2 186 (39.57%) Microsoft
3 170 (36.17%) Finance
4 158 (33.62%) C#
5 152 (32.34%) .NET
6 143 (30.43%) Microsoft Azure
7 131 (27.87%) Agile Software Development
8 121 (25.74%) Business Intelligence
9 117 (24.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 100 (21.28%) Windows
11 96 (20.43%) Data Warehouse
12 93 (19.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 90 (19.15%) T-SQL
14 85 (18.09%) ETL
15 84 (17.87%) Banking
16 82 (17.45%) Power Platform
17 81 (17.23%) Power BI
18 69 (14.68%) JavaScript
19 64 (13.62%) Oracle
20 61 (12.98%) PowerShell
21 60 (12.77%) DevOps
22 57 (12.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
22 57 (12.13%) Data Modelling
23 56 (11.91%) Microservices
24 54 (11.49%) MVC
25 53 (11.28%) Java
26 48 (10.21%) Azure SQL Database
27 45 (9.57%) SQL Server 2012
28 44 (9.36%) ASP.NET
29 43 (9.15%) Active Directory

SQL Server
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 37 (7.87%) SharePoint
2 16 (3.40%) Confluence
3 13 (2.77%) Apache Spark
3 13 (2.77%) Elasticsearch
4 11 (2.34%) IIS
5 10 (2.13%) MS Exchange
6 9 (1.91%) Apache
6 9 (1.91%) Exchange Server 2013
7 7 (1.49%) JBoss
8 5 (1.06%) CMS
9 4 (0.85%) SharePoint 2013
9 4 (0.85%) Tomcat
9 4 (0.85%) WebLogic
10 3 (0.64%) SharePoint 2010
10 3 (0.64%) Skype for Business
10 3 (0.64%) SugarCRM
10 3 (0.64%) Umbraco
10 3 (0.64%) WebSphere
11 2 (0.43%) EPiServer
11 2 (0.43%) Jetty
Applications
1 40 (8.51%) Microsoft Excel
2 19 (4.04%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (0.64%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.43%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.43%) Mingle
4 2 (0.43%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.21%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 14 (2.98%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (2.13%) Elite 3E
3 5 (1.06%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 4 (0.85%) Dynamics AX
4 4 (0.85%) Markit EDM
5 3 (0.64%) Dynamics NAV
5 3 (0.64%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 2 (0.43%) Actimize
6 2 (0.43%) Eagle PACE
6 2 (0.43%) Oracle EBS
6 2 (0.43%) SAP ERP
6 2 (0.43%) SAP S/4HANA
7 1 (0.21%) BPCS
7 1 (0.21%) CA PPM
7 1 (0.21%) Global One
7 1 (0.21%) Oracle BPM
7 1 (0.21%) Oracle General Ledger
7 1 (0.21%) SDL Web 8
7 1 (0.21%) Temenos T24
7 1 (0.21%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 143 (30.43%) Microsoft Azure
2 82 (17.45%) Power Platform
3 34 (7.23%) Office 365
4 31 (6.60%) Amazon AWS
5 23 (4.89%) Azure Active Directory
6 21 (4.47%) Azure Data Factory
7 16 (3.40%) Dynamics 365
8 15 (3.19%) PaaS
9 13 (2.77%) IaaS
10 8 (1.70%) GitHub
10 8 (1.70%) Serverless
11 6 (1.28%) Google Cloud Platform
11 6 (1.28%) npm
11 6 (1.28%) Yammer
12 4 (0.85%) AWS CloudFormation
12 4 (0.85%) Azure Functions
12 4 (0.85%) Cloud Computing
13 3 (0.64%) Amazon EMR
13 3 (0.64%) Amazon S3
14 2 (0.43%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (4.47%) DNS
2 18 (3.83%) Firewall
3 13 (2.77%) DHCP
4 12 (2.55%) TCP/IP
5 10 (2.13%) SAN
6 7 (1.49%) LAN
6 7 (1.49%) WAN
7 6 (1.28%) HTTP
8 4 (0.85%) Cisco ISE
8 4 (0.85%) VPN
9 3 (0.64%) Intrusion Detection
9 3 (0.64%) MPLS
9 3 (0.64%) NAS
9 3 (0.64%) Network Security
9 3 (0.64%) Skype
9 3 (0.64%) Wireless
9 3 (0.64%) X.509
10 2 (0.43%) Internet
10 2 (0.43%) IPsec
10 2 (0.43%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 117 (24.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 96 (20.43%) Data Warehouse
3 93 (19.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 81 (17.23%) Power BI
5 57 (12.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 48 (10.21%) Azure SQL Database
7 45 (9.57%) SQL Server 2012
8 43 (9.15%) Relational Database
9 34 (7.23%) SQL Server 2008
10 33 (7.02%) SQL Server 2014
11 32 (6.81%) SQL Server 2016
12 30 (6.38%) MySQL
13 25 (5.32%) SQL Server 2017
14 23 (4.89%) Oracle Database
15 22 (4.68%) Big Data
15 22 (4.68%) Data Lake
15 22 (4.68%) Microsoft Analysis Services
16 18 (3.83%) NoSQL
17 17 (3.62%) MongoDB
18 15 (3.19%) Cosmos DB
Development Applications
1 42 (8.94%) Git (software)
2 30 (6.38%) Visual Studio
3 29 (6.17%) JIRA
3 29 (6.17%) Team Foundation Server
4 26 (5.53%) Jenkins
5 17 (3.62%) Visual Studio Team System
6 14 (2.98%) Maven
7 11 (2.34%) Selenium
8 9 (1.91%) Cucumber
8 9 (1.91%) SpecFlow
8 9 (1.91%) Subversion
9 8 (1.70%) Octopus Deploy
10 7 (1.49%) JUnit
11 6 (1.28%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 5 (1.06%) Eclipse
12 5 (1.06%) Karma Test Runner
12 5 (1.06%) NUnit
12 5 (1.06%) Protractor
12 5 (1.06%) TeamCity
13 4 (0.85%) jMock
General
1 170 (36.17%) Finance
2 84 (17.87%) Banking
3 30 (6.38%) Front Office
4 26 (5.53%) Retail
5 23 (4.89%) Investment Banking
6 19 (4.04%) Legal
7 14 (2.98%) Back Office
7 14 (2.98%) Financial Institution
8 13 (2.77%) Law
9 7 (1.49%) Retail Banking
10 3 (0.64%) Advertising
11 2 (0.43%) General Ledger
11 2 (0.43%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (0.43%) Publishing
12 1 (0.21%) Billing
12 1 (0.21%) Games
12 1 (0.21%) Marketing
12 1 (0.21%) Private Banking
12 1 (0.21%) Telecoms
12 1 (0.21%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 227 (48.30%) Developer
2 66 (14.04%) .NET Developer
3 58 (12.34%) SQL Developer
4 51 (10.85%) Analyst
5 42 (8.94%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 41 (8.72%) C# Developer
7 35 (7.45%) DBA
8 31 (6.60%) DevOps Engineer
9 30 (6.38%) Senior Developer
10 29 (6.17%) Architect
11 27 (5.74%) Azure Engineer
12 26 (5.53%) SQL DBA
13 25 (5.32%) C# .NET Developer
14 21 (4.47%) Azure DevOps
15 20 (4.26%) Azure DevOps Engineer
16 19 (4.04%) Java Developer
17 16 (3.40%) Consultant
18 15 (3.19%) Analyst Developer
18 15 (3.19%) Applications Support
18 15 (3.19%) SQL Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 152 (32.34%) .NET
2 44 (9.36%) ASP.NET
3 43 (9.15%) AngularJS
4 39 (8.30%) HTML
5 36 (7.66%) .NET Framework
6 33 (7.02%) ASP.NET Web API
7 32 (6.81%) CSS
8 29 (6.17%) WCF
9 27 (5.74%) .NET Core
9 27 (5.74%) XML
10 25 (5.32%) ASP.NET MVC
10 25 (5.32%) jQuery
10 25 (5.32%) Web Services
11 24 (5.11%) REST
12 19 (4.04%) Spring
13 18 (3.83%) JSON
14 17 (3.62%) HTML5
15 16 (3.40%) Entity Framework
16 15 (3.19%) RESTful
17 14 (2.98%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 39 (8.30%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (4.47%) Greenfield Project
3 14 (2.98%) User Experience
4 13 (2.77%) Data Structures
5 12 (2.55%) Equities
5 12 (2.55%) Fixed Income
5 12 (2.55%) Replication
6 11 (2.34%) Clustering
6 11 (2.34%) Hedge funds
7 10 (2.13%) Self-Motivation
8 9 (1.91%) Derivative
9 7 (1.49%) Data Centre
9 7 (1.49%) Mobile App
10 6 (1.28%) Management Information System
10 6 (1.28%) Reinsurance
11 5 (1.06%) Enterprise Software
11 5 (1.06%) Tandem
12 4 (0.85%) Hybrid Cloud
12 4 (0.85%) Market Risk
12 4 (0.85%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 100 (21.28%) Windows
2 34 (7.23%) Linux
3 33 (7.02%) Windows Server
4 24 (5.11%) Unix
5 19 (4.04%) Windows 10
6 14 (2.98%) Windows Server 2012
7 10 (2.13%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (1.06%) Windows 7
9 4 (0.85%) Data ONTAP
9 4 (0.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (0.64%) Windows 8
11 2 (0.43%) Android
11 2 (0.43%) Apple iOS
11 2 (0.43%) CentOS
11 2 (0.43%) Solaris
11 2 (0.43%) Ubuntu
11 2 (0.43%) VMS
11 2 (0.43%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.21%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 131 (27.87%) Agile Software Development
2 121 (25.74%) Business Intelligence
3 85 (18.09%) ETL
4 60 (12.77%) DevOps
5 57 (12.13%) Data Modelling
6 56 (11.91%) Microservices
7 54 (11.49%) MVC
8 40 (8.51%) TDD
9 39 (8.30%) Problem-Solving
10 38 (8.09%) Migration
11 32 (6.81%) Scrum
12 31 (6.60%) Test Automation
13 29 (6.17%) Analytics
13 29 (6.17%) CRM
14 26 (5.53%) Software Engineering
15 25 (5.32%) Continuous Integration
16 23 (4.89%) Asset Management
16 23 (4.89%) BDD
16 23 (4.89%) Data Analysis
16 23 (4.89%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 258 (54.89%) SQL
2 158 (33.62%) C#
3 90 (19.15%) T-SQL
4 69 (14.68%) JavaScript
5 61 (12.98%) PowerShell
6 53 (11.28%) Java
7 40 (8.51%) Python
8 15 (3.19%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
9 14 (2.98%) VBA
10 11 (2.34%) Shell Script
11 10 (2.13%) PL/SQL
12 9 (1.91%) Bash Shell
12 9 (1.91%) TypeScript
12 9 (1.91%) VB.NET
13 5 (1.06%) C++
13 5 (1.06%) R
14 4 (0.85%) ES6
14 4 (0.85%) Java 8
15 3 (0.64%) Perl
15 3 (0.64%) Scala
Qualifications
1 16 (3.40%) Degree
2 5 (1.06%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (0.85%) Computer Science Degree
3 4 (0.85%) TOGAF Certification
4 3 (0.64%) SC Cleared
4 3 (0.64%) Security Cleared
5 2 (0.43%) CISSP
5 2 (0.43%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (0.43%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 2 (0.43%) Master's Degree
5 2 (0.43%) SAFe Agilist
6 1 (0.21%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.21%) MCSA
6 1 (0.21%) MCSE
6 1 (0.21%) OCP
6 1 (0.21%) Oracle Certification
6 1 (0.21%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (2.55%) Data Quality
2 11 (2.34%) QA
3 6 (1.28%) GDPR
3 6 (1.28%) SLA
4 3 (0.64%) Solvency II
5 1 (0.21%) Basel III
5 1 (0.21%) MiFID
5 1 (0.21%) PMO
System Software
1 43 (9.15%) Active Directory
2 20 (4.26%) Docker
3 13 (2.77%) Oracle RAC
3 13 (2.77%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (1.49%) vSphere
5 6 (1.28%) HDFS
6 5 (1.06%) Hyper-V
6 5 (1.06%) VMware Workstation
7 4 (0.85%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (0.64%) Apache Flume
8 3 (0.64%) Virtual Machines
8 3 (0.64%) Virtual Servers
8 3 (0.64%) XenApp
9 2 (0.43%) XenDesktop
10 1 (0.21%) Citrix Hypervisor
10 1 (0.21%) Firmware
10 1 (0.21%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.21%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.21%) zsh
Systems Management
1 24 (5.11%) Terraform
2 22 (4.68%) Kubernetes
3 12 (2.55%) Ansible
4 11 (2.34%) SCCM
5 8 (1.70%) Microsoft Clustering
6 5 (1.06%) Puppet
7 4 (0.85%) SCOrch
8 3 (0.64%) Data Guard
8 3 (0.64%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 3 (0.64%) Hadoop YARN
8 3 (0.64%) SCOM
8 3 (0.64%) Single Sign-On
9 2 (0.43%) Failover Clustering
9 2 (0.43%) HP ALM
9 2 (0.43%) Netcool
9 2 (0.43%) Packer
9 2 (0.43%) Prometheus
9 2 (0.43%) Tivoli
9 2 (0.43%) Tivoli Monitoring
9 2 (0.43%) vMotion
Vendors
1 186 (39.57%) Microsoft
2 64 (13.62%) Oracle
3 23 (4.89%) Tableau
4 21 (4.47%) VMware
5 16 (3.40%) iManage
6 12 (2.55%) Citrix
6 12 (2.55%) Sybase
7 9 (1.91%) Cisco
7 9 (1.91%) LexisNexis
8 7 (1.49%) Bloomberg
9 6 (1.28%) Salesforce.com
10 5 (1.06%) Atlassian
10 5 (1.06%) Google
10 5 (1.06%) HP
10 5 (1.06%) Informatica
10 5 (1.06%) Ivanti
10 5 (1.06%) NetApp
10 5 (1.06%) SAP
10 5 (1.06%) Talend
10 5 (1.06%) TIBCO