Period
to 22 September 2018

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 22 September 2018 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
22 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 20 25 15
Rank change year-on-year +5 -10 -5
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 562 508 594
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 8.11% 7.49% 8.78%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 31.41% 29.66% 35.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 446 422 460
City of London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +1.70%
10th Percentile £363 £363 £313
90th Percentile £644 £625 £613
Central London median daily rate £500 £475 £439
% change year-on-year +5.26% +8.26% +2.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 3
City of London median hourly rate £22.00 £21.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.33% +13.16% -36.67%
10th Percentile £20.40 £20.75 £18.50
90th Percentile £31.75 £28.77 £38.76
Central London median hourly rate £22.00 £21.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year +2.33% +13.16% -27.62%

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 1,789 1,713 1,670
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 25.82% 25.26% 24.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,417 1,348 1,323
City of London median daily rate £525 £525 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +13.51% +0.54%
10th Percentile £370 £363 £319
90th Percentile £675 £675 £650
Central London median daily rate £525 £500 £450
% change year-on-year +5.00% +11.11% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 8 5
City of London median hourly rate £22.25 £25.99 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.40% +36.80% -43.70%
10th Percentile £19.50 £20.75 £16.13
90th Percentile £37.09 £33.25 £33.94
Central London median hourly rate £22.25 £25.99 £19.00
% change year-on-year -14.40% +36.80% -36.67%

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 22 September 2018.

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 22 September 2018.

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 22 September 2018. 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 - 18 £525 -
Moorgate - 1 - -
SQL Server
Central London

For the 6 months to 22 September 2018, 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.

1 295 (52.49%) SQL
2 239 (42.53%) C#
3 237 (42.17%) Finance
4 217 (38.61%) .NET
5 209 (37.19%) Agile Software Development
6 167 (29.72%) Microsoft
7 137 (24.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 118 (21.00%) Business Intelligence
9 106 (18.86%) Oracle
9 106 (18.86%) Microsoft Azure
10 103 (18.33%) T-SQL
11 97 (17.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 95 (16.90%) TDD
13 89 (15.84%) Banking
13 89 (15.84%) Java
14 87 (15.48%) Windows
15 86 (15.30%) Data Warehouse
15 86 (15.30%) ETL
16 79 (14.06%) ASP.NET
16 79 (14.06%) MVC
17 78 (13.88%) JavaScript
18 69 (12.28%) Scrum
18 69 (12.28%) Power BI
19 66 (11.74%) Relational Database
19 66 (11.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
20 65 (11.57%) HTML
21 62 (11.03%) Unix
22 61 (10.85%) .NET Framework
23 59 (10.50%) OO
24 58 (10.32%) Front Office

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 21 (3.74%) Elasticsearch
2 16 (2.85%) Confluence
2 16 (2.85%) SAS
2 16 (2.85%) SharePoint
3 15 (2.67%) IIS
4 14 (2.49%) Apache Spark
4 14 (2.49%) NServiceBus
5 13 (2.31%) JBoss
6 11 (1.96%) Apache
6 11 (1.96%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 10 (1.78%) MS Exchange
7 10 (1.78%) WebLogic
8 9 (1.60%) WebSphere
9 8 (1.42%) CMS
10 4 (0.71%) Tomcat
11 3 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2010
11 3 (0.53%) Sitecore CMS
11 3 (0.53%) Umbraco
12 2 (0.36%) EPiServer
12 2 (0.36%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 56 (9.96%) Microsoft Excel
2 17 (3.02%) MS Visio
3 13 (2.31%) Microsoft Office
4 8 (1.42%) Spreadsheet
5 4 (0.71%) Acrobat
5 4 (0.71%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (0.71%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 16 (2.85%) Actimize
2 10 (1.78%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 6 (1.07%) Dynamics CRM
4 5 (0.89%) Dynamics AX
5 4 (0.71%) ReMetrica
5 4 (0.71%) thinkFolio
6 3 (0.53%) FastStats
7 2 (0.36%) Infor SunSystems
7 2 (0.36%) ION MarketView
7 2 (0.36%) Markit EDM
7 2 (0.36%) NetSuite
7 2 (0.36%) Oracle EBS
7 2 (0.36%) SDL Web 8
7 2 (0.36%) Towers Watson Igloo
8 1 (0.18%) Oracle Assets
8 1 (0.18%) Oracle Cash Management
8 1 (0.18%) Oracle Internet Expenses
8 1 (0.18%) Oracle Payables
8 1 (0.18%) Oracle Receivables
8 1 (0.18%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 106 (18.86%) Microsoft Azure
2 52 (9.25%) Amazon AWS
3 17 (3.02%) Cloud Computing
4 16 (2.85%) Amazon EC2
4 16 (2.85%) Amazon S3
4 16 (2.85%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 12 (2.14%) IaaS
6 11 (1.96%) PaaS
7 8 (1.42%) Office 365
8 7 (1.25%) Dynamics 365
9 5 (0.89%) Serverless
10 4 (0.71%) Amazon ELB
10 4 (0.71%) SaaS
11 3 (0.53%) Azure Data Factory
11 3 (0.53%) GitHub
11 3 (0.53%) Route 53
12 2 (0.36%) Amazon EMR
12 2 (0.36%) Boomi
12 2 (0.36%) Google Cloud Platform
13 1 (0.18%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 11 (1.96%) Firewall
2 6 (1.07%) TCP/IP
3 5 (0.89%) DNS
3 5 (0.89%) SAN
3 5 (0.89%) SSL
4 4 (0.71%) HTTP
4 4 (0.71%) NAS
4 4 (0.71%) VoIP
5 3 (0.53%) DHCP
5 3 (0.53%) LAN
5 3 (0.53%) WAN
6 2 (0.36%) DMZ
6 2 (0.36%) Skype
7 1 (0.18%) 4G
7 1 (0.18%) AMQP
7 1 (0.18%) HTTPS
7 1 (0.18%) Internet
7 1 (0.18%) Intranet
7 1 (0.18%) SMS
7 1 (0.18%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 137 (24.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 97 (17.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 86 (15.30%) Data Warehouse
4 69 (12.28%) Power BI
5 66 (11.74%) Relational Database
5 66 (11.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 50 (8.90%) SQL Server 2012
7 45 (8.01%) SQL Server 2008
8 43 (7.65%) SQL Server 2016
9 36 (6.41%) Hadoop
10 34 (6.05%) Big Data
11 33 (5.87%) MongoDB
12 32 (5.69%) NoSQL
13 31 (5.52%) SQL Server 2014
14 27 (4.80%) MySQL
15 25 (4.45%) RDBMS
16 19 (3.38%) Apache Hive
17 18 (3.20%) Microsoft Analysis Services
18 16 (2.85%) Impala
18 16 (2.85%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 47 (8.36%) Git (software)
2 36 (6.41%) Visual Studio
3 32 (5.69%) Jenkins
4 30 (5.34%) JIRA
5 29 (5.16%) Team Foundation Server
6 19 (3.38%) Subversion
7 17 (3.02%) NUnit
8 15 (2.67%) SpecFlow
9 13 (2.31%) TeamCity
9 13 (2.31%) Visual Studio Team System
10 11 (1.96%) Moq
10 11 (1.96%) Octopus Deploy
11 9 (1.60%) Maven
12 8 (1.42%) JUnit
13 7 (1.25%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 7 (1.25%) JIRA Agile
13 7 (1.25%) Selenium
13 7 (1.25%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
14 6 (1.07%) MSTest
15 5 (0.89%) MSBuild
General
1 237 (42.17%) Finance
2 89 (15.84%) Banking
3 58 (10.32%) Front Office
4 33 (5.87%) Investment Banking
5 25 (4.45%) Financial Institution
6 24 (4.27%) Back Office
7 20 (3.56%) Advertising
8 18 (3.20%) Retail
9 8 (1.42%) Marketing
10 7 (1.25%) Legal
11 6 (1.07%) Law
11 6 (1.07%) Publishing
12 5 (0.89%) Telecoms
13 1 (0.18%) Billing
13 1 (0.18%) French Language
13 1 (0.18%) General Ledger
13 1 (0.18%) Private Banking
13 1 (0.18%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 355 (63.17%) Developer
2 117 (20.82%) C# Developer
3 108 (19.22%) .NET Developer
4 83 (14.77%) SQL Developer
5 70 (12.46%) Analyst
6 61 (10.85%) Senior Developer
7 51 (9.07%) C# .NET Developer
8 47 (8.36%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 38 (6.76%) SSIS Developer
10 27 (4.80%) Consultant
11 26 (4.63%) Java Developer
12 21 (3.74%) SSRS Developer
13 19 (3.38%) SQL BI Developer
14 18 (3.20%) Architect
14 18 (3.20%) Business Analyst
14 18 (3.20%) DBA
14 18 (3.20%) Senior C# Developer
15 16 (2.85%) Front Office Developer
16 15 (2.67%) SQL DBA
16 15 (2.67%) SQL Server Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 217 (38.61%) .NET
2 79 (14.06%) ASP.NET
3 65 (11.57%) HTML
4 61 (10.85%) .NET Framework
5 58 (10.32%) ASP.NET Web API
6 57 (10.14%) WCF
7 56 (9.96%) XML
8 51 (9.07%) AngularJS
9 45 (8.01%) WPF
10 43 (7.65%) REST
11 42 (7.47%) Entity Framework
12 38 (6.76%) Web Services
13 37 (6.58%) Middleware
14 36 (6.41%) ASP.NET MVC
14 36 (6.41%) CSS
15 30 (5.34%) JSON
16 28 (4.98%) React
17 26 (4.63%) Spring
18 21 (3.74%) .NET Core
18 21 (3.74%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 56 (9.96%) Greenfield Project
2 42 (7.47%) Fixed Income
3 32 (5.69%) Derivative
4 30 (5.34%) Fintech
5 28 (4.98%) Equities
6 25 (4.45%) Analytical Skills
7 24 (4.27%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 14 (2.49%) Wiki
9 13 (2.31%) Computer Science
10 12 (2.14%) Reinsurance
10 12 (2.14%) Self-Motivation
11 10 (1.78%) Hedge funds
11 10 (1.78%) Replication
12 9 (1.60%) Data Structures
12 9 (1.60%) Market Risk
13 8 (1.42%) Data Centre
13 8 (1.42%) Enterprise Software
14 7 (1.25%) Grid Computing
14 7 (1.25%) Management Information System
15 6 (1.07%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 87 (15.48%) Windows
2 62 (11.03%) Unix
3 48 (8.54%) Linux
4 30 (5.34%) Windows Server
5 10 (1.78%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (1.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 7 (1.25%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (0.89%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (0.71%) Solaris
10 3 (0.53%) Android
10 3 (0.53%) Windows 10
10 3 (0.53%) Windows 7
11 2 (0.36%) AIX
11 2 (0.36%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.18%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.18%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 209 (37.19%) Agile Software Development
2 118 (21.00%) Business Intelligence
3 95 (16.90%) TDD
4 86 (15.30%) ETL
5 79 (14.06%) MVC
6 69 (12.28%) Scrum
7 59 (10.50%) OO
8 56 (9.96%) Unit Testing
9 55 (9.79%) SOA
10 49 (8.72%) SDLC
11 47 (8.36%) Analytics
11 47 (8.36%) Multithreading
11 47 (8.36%) Problem-Solving
12 42 (7.47%) Continuous Integration
13 41 (7.30%) BDD
14 40 (7.12%) Migration
15 39 (6.94%) Test Automation
16 37 (6.58%) Data Modelling
17 35 (6.23%) Microservices
18 31 (5.52%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 295 (52.49%) SQL
2 239 (42.53%) C#
3 103 (18.33%) T-SQL
4 89 (15.84%) Java
5 78 (13.88%) JavaScript
6 57 (10.14%) PowerShell
7 44 (7.83%) Python
8 32 (5.69%) VBA
9 20 (3.56%) Bash Shell
10 19 (3.38%) Shell Script
11 16 (2.85%) Korn
11 16 (2.85%) TypeScript
12 15 (2.67%) R
13 13 (2.31%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
14 12 (2.14%) VB.NET
15 11 (1.96%) C
15 11 (1.96%) C++
15 11 (1.96%) PL/SQL
15 11 (1.96%) VB
16 9 (1.60%) Scala
Qualifications
1 30 (5.34%) Degree
2 8 (1.42%) Security Cleared
3 6 (1.07%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (0.71%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (0.71%) Computer Science Degree
5 3 (0.53%) A+ Certification
5 3 (0.53%) DV Cleared
5 3 (0.53%) MCSE
5 3 (0.53%) MCTS
5 3 (0.53%) SC Cleared
6 2 (0.36%) CCNA
6 2 (0.36%) CCSA
6 2 (0.36%) MCP
6 2 (0.36%) Numerate Degree
7 1 (0.18%) DBS Check
7 1 (0.18%) Master's Degree
7 1 (0.18%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.18%) PMP
7 1 (0.18%) Sun Certification
7 1 (0.18%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (2.67%) Data Quality
2 13 (2.31%) QA
3 5 (0.89%) PSD2
4 4 (0.71%) HL7
5 3 (0.53%) GDPR
5 3 (0.53%) SLA
6 1 (0.18%) Basel III
6 1 (0.18%) Dodd-Frank
6 1 (0.18%) EMIR
6 1 (0.18%) GCP
6 1 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.18%) MiFID
6 1 (0.18%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.18%) SEPA
6 1 (0.18%) Solvency II
System Software
1 24 (4.27%) Active Directory
2 19 (3.38%) HDFS
3 17 (3.02%) Docker
4 9 (1.60%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (0.89%) XenDesktop
6 4 (0.71%) Oracle RAC
6 4 (0.71%) vSphere
7 3 (0.53%) Hyper-V
7 3 (0.53%) Microsoft App-V
7 3 (0.53%) XenApp
8 2 (0.36%) NFS
8 2 (0.36%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (0.36%) XenServer
9 1 (0.18%) Gluster
9 1 (0.18%) iptables
9 1 (0.18%) Platform Symphony
Systems Management
1 21 (3.74%) Ansible
2 16 (2.85%) Opscode Chef
2 16 (2.85%) Puppet
3 14 (2.49%) Hadoop YARN
4 7 (1.25%) SCCM
4 7 (1.25%) Terraform
5 4 (0.71%) Control-M
5 4 (0.71%) Microsoft Clustering
6 3 (0.53%) Kubernetes
6 3 (0.53%) NetBackup
6 3 (0.53%) Oozie
6 3 (0.53%) Perfmon
6 3 (0.53%) Single Sign-On
6 3 (0.53%) WebSphere Service Registry and Repository
6 3 (0.53%) WSUS
7 2 (0.36%) Data Guard
7 2 (0.36%) Failover Clustering
7 2 (0.36%) Kibana
7 2 (0.36%) Oracle RMAN
7 2 (0.36%) SCOM
Vendors
1 167 (29.72%) Microsoft
2 106 (18.86%) Oracle
3 25 (4.45%) IBM
4 22 (3.91%) Tableau
5 20 (3.56%) Sybase
6 19 (3.38%) SAP
7 17 (3.02%) VMware
8 16 (2.85%) Citrix
9 15 (2.67%) Cloudera
10 13 (2.31%) TIBCO
11 11 (1.96%) Salesforce.com
12 10 (1.78%) Informatica
13 9 (1.60%) Cisco
14 8 (1.42%) Red Hat
15 6 (1.07%) NetApp
15 6 (1.07%) Nimble Storage
16 5 (0.89%) Ab Initio
16 5 (0.89%) Atlassian
16 5 (0.89%) Cadence
17 4 (0.71%) Pega