Period
to 3 August 2021

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 3 August 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)
Central London > City of London
6 months to
3 Aug 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 43 16 20
Rank change year-on-year -27 +4 +1
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 161 190 515
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 4.69% 8.24% 7.84%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 21.50% 32.37% 28.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 135 411
10th Percentile £427 £396 £388
25th Percentile £506 £455 £425
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £575 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +15.00% - -
75th Percentile £700 £606 £553
90th Percentile £734 £748 £625
Central London median daily rate £570 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +14.00% - +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 1
Median hourly rate £8.00 - £22.50
Central London median hourly rate £8.00 - £20.00

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 749 587 1,779
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 21.80% 25.47% 27.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 517 434 1,416
10th Percentile £406 £375 £391
25th Percentile £463 £431 £456
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £518 £525
Median % change year-on-year +6.28% -1.43% -
75th Percentile £650 £603 £613
90th Percentile £721 £688 £678
Central London median daily rate £550 £525 £525
% change year-on-year +4.76% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 7 12
Median hourly rate £8.00 £37.50 £35.00
Median % change year-on-year -78.67% +7.14% +59.09%
Central London median hourly rate £14.00 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year -62.67% +7.14% +55.56%

SQL Server
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing SQL Server as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing SQL Server in the City of London.

Daily rate trend for SQL Server in the City of London

SQL Server
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing SQL Server in the City of London over the 6 months to 3 August 2021.

Daily rate histogram for SQL Server in the City of London

SQL Server
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing SQL Server in the City of London.

Hourly rate trend for SQL Server in the City of London

SQL Server
Hourly Rate Histogram in the City of London

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing SQL Server in the City of London over the 6 months to 3 August 2021.

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 3 August 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
London Bridge - 1 £575 -
SQL Server
Central London

For the 6 months to 3 August 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 City of London region with a requirement for SQL Server.

1 83 (51.55%) Azure
2 74 (45.96%) Microsoft
3 69 (42.86%) SQL
4 63 (39.13%) Finance
5 58 (36.02%) C#
6 57 (35.40%) Agile Software Development
7 52 (32.30%) .NET
7 52 (32.30%) Business Intelligence
8 50 (31.06%) DevOps
9 45 (27.95%) Analytics
9 45 (27.95%) Power Platform
10 44 (27.33%) Power BI
11 38 (23.60%) React
11 38 (23.60%) JavaScript
12 37 (22.98%) PowerShell
13 35 (21.74%) Software Engineering
13 35 (21.74%) Social Skills
14 33 (20.50%) Oracle
14 33 (20.50%) ASP.NET
15 32 (19.88%) Active Directory
15 32 (19.88%) Continuous Integration
15 32 (19.88%) AngularJS
16 31 (19.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 30 (18.63%) Python
17 30 (18.63%) SharePoint
18 28 (17.39%) QA
18 28 (17.39%) TDD
19 27 (16.77%) Octopus Deploy
20 25 (15.53%) Data Warehouse
20 25 (15.53%) Java

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 30 (18.63%) SharePoint
2 6 (3.73%) MS Exchange
3 4 (2.48%) Apache Spark
3 4 (2.48%) IIS
4 2 (1.24%) JBoss
4 2 (1.24%) SAS
4 2 (1.24%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.62%) Apache
5 1 (0.62%) Apache Solr
5 1 (0.62%) CMS
5 1 (0.62%) Confluence
5 1 (0.62%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.62%) Oracle Coherence
5 1 (0.62%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (0.62%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.62%) WebSphere
Applications
1 13 (8.07%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (3.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (1.24%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.62%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.24%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.62%) Global One
2 1 (0.62%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 83 (51.55%) Azure
2 45 (27.95%) Power Platform
3 23 (14.29%) Azure Active Directory
4 20 (12.42%) AWS
5 14 (8.70%) Azure Data Factory
6 9 (5.59%) Microsoft 365
6 9 (5.59%) PaaS
7 6 (3.73%) Power Automate
7 6 (3.73%) Serverless
7 6 (3.73%) Snowflake
8 5 (3.11%) Azure Functions
8 5 (3.11%) GCP
8 5 (3.11%) GitHub
9 4 (2.48%) IaaS
10 3 (1.86%) Azure Data Lake Analytics
10 3 (1.86%) Azure Event Grid
10 3 (1.86%) Azure Logic Apps
10 3 (1.86%) Azure Synapse Analytics
10 3 (1.86%) SaaS
11 2 (1.24%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (4.35%) BGP
2 3 (1.86%) Firewall
2 3 (1.86%) SAN
2 3 (1.86%) TCP/IP
3 2 (1.24%) HTTP
3 2 (1.24%) Kerberos
3 2 (1.24%) NAS
4 1 (0.62%) DHCP
4 1 (0.62%) DNS
4 1 (0.62%) Internet
4 1 (0.62%) LAN
4 1 (0.62%) Remote Desktop
4 1 (0.62%) VLAN
4 1 (0.62%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (27.33%) Power BI
2 31 (19.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 25 (15.53%) Data Warehouse
4 16 (9.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 13 (8.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 12 (7.45%) MongoDB
6 12 (7.45%) NoSQL
7 10 (6.21%) Data Lake
7 10 (6.21%) Relational Database
8 9 (5.59%) Azure SQL Database
9 8 (4.97%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 7 (4.35%) Big Data
10 7 (4.35%) MySQL
10 7 (4.35%) Tableau
11 6 (3.73%) PostgreSQL
12 5 (3.11%) SQL Server 2012
12 5 (3.11%) SQL Server 2014
13 4 (2.48%) Electronic Patient Records
13 4 (2.48%) Hadoop
13 4 (2.48%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 27 (16.77%) Octopus Deploy
2 11 (6.83%) Visual Studio
3 8 (4.97%) Git (software)
3 8 (4.97%) TeamCity
4 7 (4.35%) Jenkins
5 5 (3.11%) JIRA
6 4 (2.48%) Maven
6 4 (2.48%) Subversion
6 4 (2.48%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (1.86%) Selenium
7 3 (1.86%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 2 (1.24%) IBM UrbanCode
8 2 (1.24%) Visual Studio Team System
9 1 (0.62%) Ant
9 1 (0.62%) AppVeyor
9 1 (0.62%) Bitbucket
9 1 (0.62%) Eclipse
9 1 (0.62%) Serena SBM
9 1 (0.62%) SpecFlow
General
1 63 (39.13%) Finance
2 35 (21.74%) Social Skills
3 24 (14.91%) Banking
4 11 (6.83%) Front Office
5 9 (5.59%) Investment Banking
6 5 (3.11%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (2.48%) International Banking
7 4 (2.48%) Legal
8 3 (1.86%) Games
8 3 (1.86%) Public Sector
9 2 (1.24%) Advertising
9 2 (1.24%) Documentation Skills
9 2 (1.24%) Law
9 2 (1.24%) Marketing
10 1 (0.62%) Back Office
10 1 (0.62%) General Ledger
10 1 (0.62%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.62%) Organisational Skills
10 1 (0.62%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 76 (47.20%) Developer
2 22 (13.66%) Technical Leader
3 18 (11.18%) Analyst
4 13 (8.07%) SQL Developer
5 10 (6.21%) .NET Developer
5 10 (6.21%) Java Developer
6 9 (5.59%) Analytics Developer
6 9 (5.59%) C# Developer
6 9 (5.59%) Python Developer
7 8 (4.97%) Data Engineer
8 7 (4.35%) Architect
9 6 (3.73%) Analyst Developer
9 6 (3.73%) Azure Engineer
9 6 (3.73%) DBA
9 6 (3.73%) Lead Developer
9 6 (3.73%) Senior Developer
9 6 (3.73%) SQL Server Developer
10 5 (3.11%) Azure Developer
10 5 (3.11%) Database Developer
11 4 (2.48%) Senior Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (32.30%) .NET
2 38 (23.60%) React
3 33 (20.50%) ASP.NET
4 32 (19.88%) AngularJS
5 22 (13.66%) ASP.NET Core
6 12 (7.45%) .NET Core
6 12 (7.45%) REST
6 12 (7.45%) Spring
6 12 (7.45%) XML
7 10 (6.21%) JSON
7 10 (6.21%) Node.js
7 10 (6.21%) Web Services
8 9 (5.59%) HTML
9 8 (4.97%) jQuery
9 8 (4.97%) RESTful
10 7 (4.35%) Angular 2
10 7 (4.35%) CSS
10 7 (4.35%) Kafka
10 7 (4.35%) NumPy
10 7 (4.35%) Pandas
Miscellaneous
1 23 (14.29%) Greenfield Project
2 13 (8.07%) Fixed Income
3 11 (6.83%) Equities
4 9 (5.59%) Management Information System
5 8 (4.97%) Hedge funds
6 7 (4.35%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 5 (3.11%) Reinsurance
7 5 (3.11%) Replication
8 4 (2.48%) Derivative
8 4 (2.48%) Exotic Derivative
8 4 (2.48%) Market Risk
9 3 (1.86%) Algorithms
9 3 (1.86%) Data Centre
9 3 (1.86%) User Experience
10 2 (1.24%) Clustering
10 2 (1.24%) Credit Derivative
10 2 (1.24%) Grid Computing
10 2 (1.24%) Mainframe
10 2 (1.24%) NHS
10 2 (1.24%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 20 (12.42%) Windows
2 15 (9.32%) Linux
3 11 (6.83%) Windows Server
4 10 (6.21%) Unix
5 4 (2.48%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (1.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (1.86%) Windows Server 2016
7 2 (1.24%) Windows 10
7 2 (1.24%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (1.24%) Windows Server 2019
8 1 (0.62%) VMS
8 1 (0.62%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (35.40%) Agile Software Development
2 52 (32.30%) Business Intelligence
3 50 (31.06%) DevOps
4 45 (27.95%) Analytics
5 35 (21.74%) Software Engineering
6 32 (19.88%) Continuous Integration
7 28 (17.39%) TDD
8 24 (14.91%) ETL
9 22 (13.66%) Continuous Improvement
9 22 (13.66%) Mentoring
9 22 (13.66%) Scaled Agile Framework
10 18 (11.18%) Data Modelling
11 14 (8.70%) Microservices
11 14 (8.70%) Problem-Solving
12 13 (8.07%) Competitor Analysis
13 11 (6.83%) Asset Management
13 11 (6.83%) Mathematics
13 11 (6.83%) Scrum
14 10 (6.21%) Data Analysis
14 10 (6.21%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 69 (42.86%) SQL
2 58 (36.02%) C#
3 38 (23.60%) JavaScript
4 37 (22.98%) PowerShell
5 30 (18.63%) Python
6 25 (15.53%) Java
7 21 (13.04%) TypeScript
8 17 (10.56%) T-SQL
9 9 (5.59%) C++
10 6 (3.73%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
11 5 (3.11%) VBA
12 4 (2.48%) PL/SQL
13 3 (1.86%) C
13 3 (1.86%) R
13 3 (1.86%) VB.NET
14 2 (1.24%) Perl
15 1 (0.62%) ABAP
15 1 (0.62%) COBOL
15 1 (0.62%) Shell Script
15 1 (0.62%) VB
Qualifications
1 8 (4.97%) Degree
2 4 (2.48%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (1.86%) MCSE
4 2 (1.24%) PhD
4 2 (1.24%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (0.62%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (0.62%) MCITP
5 1 (0.62%) MCP
5 1 (0.62%) OCP
5 1 (0.62%) Oracle Certification
5 1 (0.62%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (17.39%) QA
2 1 (0.62%) Accessibility
2 1 (0.62%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.62%) GDPR
2 1 (0.62%) IFRS
2 1 (0.62%) Solvency II
System Software
1 32 (19.88%) Active Directory
2 14 (8.70%) Docker
3 5 (3.11%) vSphere
4 4 (2.48%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (1.86%) Oracle RAC
5 3 (1.86%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (1.24%) Hyper-V
6 2 (1.24%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (1.24%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.62%) RACF
7 1 (0.62%) SRDF
7 1 (0.62%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.62%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (0.62%) XenApp
7 1 (0.62%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 7 (4.35%) Kubernetes
2 3 (1.86%) Data Guard
3 2 (1.24%) Control-M
3 2 (1.24%) NetBackup
3 2 (1.24%) SCOM
3 2 (1.24%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 2 (1.24%) vCenter Server
4 1 (0.62%) Ansible
4 1 (0.62%) EMC NetWorker
4 1 (0.62%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
4 1 (0.62%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 1 (0.62%) Oracle RMAN
4 1 (0.62%) QRadar
4 1 (0.62%) SCCM
4 1 (0.62%) SCOrch
4 1 (0.62%) Terraform
4 1 (0.62%) Tivoli
4 1 (0.62%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 74 (45.96%) Microsoft
2 33 (20.50%) Oracle
3 9 (5.59%) Databricks
4 8 (4.97%) Sybase
4 8 (4.97%) VMware
5 6 (3.73%) Alteryx
6 5 (3.11%) EMC
7 4 (2.48%) Citrix
8 3 (1.86%) Cisco
8 3 (1.86%) Dell
8 3 (1.86%) IBM
9 2 (1.24%) BMC
9 2 (1.24%) Cadence
9 2 (1.24%) Forcepoint
9 2 (1.24%) NetApp
9 2 (1.24%) Red Hat
9 2 (1.24%) Salesforce.com
9 2 (1.24%) SAP
9 2 (1.24%) Symantec
9 2 (1.24%) Veritas