Period
to 17 July 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 17 July 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
17 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 21 22 16
Rank change year-on-year +1 -6 -6
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 563 511 602
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 7.94% 7.91% 8.84%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 31.49% 30.65% 34.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 458 410 493
City of London median daily rate £488 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.63% +5.56% +3.45%
10th Percentile £354 £340 £313
90th Percentile £638 £619 £613
Central London median daily rate £480 £475 £445
% change year-on-year +1.05% +6.74% +4.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 5
City of London median hourly rate £22.00 £21.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.33% +13.16% -11.63%
10th Percentile £20.30 £20.75 £18.50
90th Percentile £23.53 £26.97 £33.94
Central London median hourly rate £22.00 £21.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year +2.33% +13.16% -7.88%

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 1,788 1,667 1,727
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 25.21% 25.80% 25.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,437 1,305 1,374
City of London median daily rate £525 £513 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.44% +7.89% +5.56%
10th Percentile £363 £349 £313
90th Percentile £688 £675 £638
Central London median daily rate £525 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 6 8
City of London median hourly rate £22.00 £21.92 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.38% +15.36% -30.91%
10th Percentile £17.57 £20.75 £15.83
90th Percentile £33.00 £27.74 £26.72
Central London median hourly rate £22.50 £21.92 £19.00
% change year-on-year +2.66% +15.36% -22.81%

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 17 July 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
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 17 July 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 - 14 £525 -
Moorgate - 1 - -
SQL Server
Central London

For the 6 months to 17 July 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.

1 292 (51.87%) SQL
2 261 (46.36%) C#
3 230 (40.85%) .NET
4 224 (39.79%) Finance
5 203 (36.06%) Agile Software Development
6 176 (31.26%) Microsoft
7 131 (23.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 122 (21.67%) Microsoft Azure
9 112 (19.89%) Business Intelligence
10 108 (19.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 104 (18.47%) TDD
12 99 (17.58%) JavaScript
13 96 (17.05%) T-SQL
14 89 (15.81%) Windows
15 88 (15.63%) Data Warehouse
16 86 (15.28%) Java
17 85 (15.10%) ETL
18 83 (14.74%) ASP.NET
19 82 (14.56%) Oracle
20 80 (14.21%) MVC
21 76 (13.50%) SQL Server 2012
22 75 (13.32%) Banking
23 72 (12.79%) OO
24 71 (12.61%) Power BI
25 70 (12.43%) AngularJS
25 70 (12.43%) HTML
26 66 (11.72%) ASP.NET Web API
27 65 (11.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
27 65 (11.55%) .NET Framework
28 60 (10.66%) WCF

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 20 (3.55%) Elasticsearch
2 19 (3.37%) IIS
3 17 (3.02%) SharePoint
4 15 (2.66%) Apache Spark
5 12 (2.13%) SAS
6 10 (1.78%) JBoss
6 10 (1.78%) WebSphere
7 9 (1.60%) Apache
7 9 (1.60%) CMS
8 8 (1.42%) Confluence
8 8 (1.42%) NServiceBus
9 7 (1.24%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 7 (1.24%) Tomcat
10 6 (1.07%) MS Exchange
10 6 (1.07%) WebLogic
11 4 (0.71%) Umbraco
12 3 (0.53%) Apache Solr
12 3 (0.53%) EPiServer
12 3 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2010
12 3 (0.53%) Moodle
Applications
1 50 (8.88%) Microsoft Excel
2 14 (2.49%) MS Visio
3 11 (1.95%) Microsoft Office
4 8 (1.42%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.18%) Acrobat
5 1 (0.18%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.18%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 11 (1.95%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (1.60%) Actimize
3 4 (0.71%) ION MarketView
3 4 (0.71%) ReMetrica
3 4 (0.71%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 4 (0.71%) thinkFolio
4 3 (0.53%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (0.53%) PeopleSoft HCM
5 2 (0.36%) Infor SunSystems
5 2 (0.36%) Markit EDM
5 2 (0.36%) SDL Web 8
5 2 (0.36%) Towers Watson Igloo
6 1 (0.18%) Carpe Diem
6 1 (0.18%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.18%) Elite 3E
6 1 (0.18%) FastStats
6 1 (0.18%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.18%) OpenText MBPM
6 1 (0.18%) Oracle BPM
6 1 (0.18%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 122 (21.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 49 (8.70%) Amazon AWS
3 14 (2.49%) Amazon EC2
3 14 (2.49%) Amazon S3
3 14 (2.49%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 11 (1.95%) Cloud Computing
4 11 (1.95%) IaaS
5 10 (1.78%) Office 365
5 10 (1.78%) PaaS
6 7 (1.24%) Google Cloud Platform
7 5 (0.89%) Amazon ELB
7 5 (0.89%) Dynamics 365
8 4 (0.71%) Azure Active Directory
8 4 (0.71%) Azure Data Factory
8 4 (0.71%) Route 53
8 4 (0.71%) SaaS
9 3 (0.53%) GitHub
9 3 (0.53%) Yarn
10 2 (0.36%) npm
10 2 (0.36%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 14 (2.49%) HTTP
2 12 (2.13%) Firewall
3 8 (1.42%) DNS
3 8 (1.42%) SAN
3 8 (1.42%) TCP/IP
4 6 (1.07%) SSL
5 5 (0.89%) NAS
6 4 (0.71%) LAN
6 4 (0.71%) WAN
7 3 (0.53%) DHCP
7 3 (0.53%) X.509
8 2 (0.36%) HTTPS
8 2 (0.36%) Intranet
8 2 (0.36%) Intrusion Detection
8 2 (0.36%) IPsec
8 2 (0.36%) iSCSI
8 2 (0.36%) Kerberos
8 2 (0.36%) Skype
8 2 (0.36%) VPN
9 1 (0.18%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 131 (23.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 108 (19.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 88 (15.63%) Data Warehouse
4 76 (13.50%) SQL Server 2012
5 71 (12.61%) Power BI
6 65 (11.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 60 (10.66%) SQL Server 2016
8 55 (9.77%) Relational Database
9 46 (8.17%) SQL Server 2014
10 45 (7.99%) SQL Server 2008
11 33 (5.86%) Hadoop
11 33 (5.86%) NoSQL
12 31 (5.51%) Big Data
13 21 (3.73%) MongoDB
13 21 (3.73%) MySQL
14 18 (3.20%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 18 (3.20%) Oracle Database
14 18 (3.20%) RDBMS
15 16 (2.84%) Data Lake
16 15 (2.66%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 47 (8.35%) Git (software)
2 40 (7.10%) Visual Studio
3 28 (4.97%) Jenkins
3 28 (4.97%) Team Foundation Server
4 22 (3.91%) NUnit
5 19 (3.37%) JIRA
6 17 (3.02%) TeamCity
7 15 (2.66%) SpecFlow
7 15 (2.66%) Subversion
7 15 (2.66%) Visual Studio Team System
8 14 (2.49%) Octopus Deploy
9 10 (1.78%) Moq
10 9 (1.60%) Selenium
11 8 (1.42%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 8 (1.42%) JUnit
11 8 (1.42%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 7 (1.24%) Maven
12 7 (1.24%) MSTest
13 6 (1.07%) Grunt
13 6 (1.07%) webpack
General
1 224 (39.79%) Finance
2 75 (13.32%) Banking
3 55 (9.77%) Front Office
4 33 (5.86%) Investment Banking
5 28 (4.97%) Back Office
6 24 (4.26%) Legal
7 22 (3.91%) Financial Institution
8 20 (3.55%) Retail
9 17 (3.02%) Advertising
9 17 (3.02%) Law
10 6 (1.07%) Marketing
11 4 (0.71%) Publishing
12 3 (0.53%) Telecoms
13 1 (0.18%) French Language
13 1 (0.18%) Local Government
13 1 (0.18%) Private Banking
13 1 (0.18%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 361 (64.12%) Developer
2 135 (23.98%) C# Developer
3 102 (18.12%) .NET Developer
4 71 (12.61%) SQL Developer
5 60 (10.66%) Analyst
6 54 (9.59%) Senior Developer
7 49 (8.70%) C# .NET Developer
8 43 (7.64%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 31 (5.51%) SSIS Developer
10 28 (4.97%) DBA
11 27 (4.80%) C# WPF Developer
11 27 (4.80%) WPF Developer
12 22 (3.91%) Consultant
13 21 (3.73%) Architect
13 21 (3.73%) SSRS Developer
14 20 (3.55%) Angular Developer
15 18 (3.20%) Full Stack Developer
16 17 (3.02%) Data Engineer
16 17 (3.02%) SQL DBA
17 16 (2.84%) Senior C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 230 (40.85%) .NET
2 83 (14.74%) ASP.NET
3 70 (12.43%) AngularJS
3 70 (12.43%) HTML
4 66 (11.72%) ASP.NET Web API
5 65 (11.55%) .NET Framework
6 60 (10.66%) WCF
6 60 (10.66%) XML
7 56 (9.95%) WPF
8 47 (8.35%) Web Services
9 45 (7.99%) REST
10 43 (7.64%) ASP.NET MVC
11 41 (7.28%) CSS
12 39 (6.93%) Entity Framework
13 35 (6.22%) JSON
14 28 (4.97%) React
15 27 (4.80%) RESTful
16 25 (4.44%) SOAP
17 24 (4.26%) HTML5
17 24 (4.26%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 50 (8.88%) Greenfield Project
2 39 (6.93%) Fixed Income
3 24 (4.26%) Derivative
4 21 (3.73%) Analytical Skills
4 21 (3.73%) Fintech
5 20 (3.55%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 16 (2.84%) Equities
7 14 (2.49%) Management Information System
7 14 (2.49%) User Experience
8 11 (1.95%) Data Centre
8 11 (1.95%) Reinsurance
8 11 (1.95%) Wiki
9 10 (1.78%) Market Risk
10 9 (1.60%) Data Structures
10 9 (1.60%) Replication
11 8 (1.42%) Computer Science
11 8 (1.42%) Hedge funds
11 8 (1.42%) Self-Motivation
12 7 (1.24%) Enterprise Software
13 6 (1.07%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 89 (15.81%) Windows
2 50 (8.88%) Unix
3 43 (7.64%) Linux
4 30 (5.33%) Windows Server
5 10 (1.78%) Windows Server 2008
5 10 (1.78%) Windows Server 2012
6 9 (1.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 7 (1.24%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (0.89%) Windows 7
9 4 (0.71%) Windows 10
10 2 (0.36%) Android
10 2 (0.36%) Solaris
11 1 (0.18%) AIX
11 1 (0.18%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.18%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 203 (36.06%) Agile Software Development
2 112 (19.89%) Business Intelligence
3 104 (18.47%) TDD
4 85 (15.10%) ETL
5 80 (14.21%) MVC
6 72 (12.79%) OO
7 54 (9.59%) SOA
8 53 (9.41%) Scrum
9 51 (9.06%) Multithreading
10 48 (8.53%) Data Modelling
10 48 (8.53%) Unit Testing
11 46 (8.17%) Continuous Integration
12 45 (7.99%) Analytics
13 44 (7.82%) Problem-Solving
14 41 (7.28%) SDLC
15 38 (6.75%) MVVM
16 36 (6.39%) DevOps
17 33 (5.86%) Mathematics
17 33 (5.86%) Migration
18 31 (5.51%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 292 (51.87%) SQL
2 261 (46.36%) C#
3 99 (17.58%) JavaScript
4 96 (17.05%) T-SQL
5 86 (15.28%) Java
6 58 (10.30%) PowerShell
7 47 (8.35%) Python
8 31 (5.51%) VBA
9 24 (4.26%) TypeScript
10 23 (4.09%) R
11 19 (3.37%) Bash Shell
12 17 (3.02%) Korn
12 17 (3.02%) Shell Script
13 12 (2.13%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
13 12 (2.13%) Perl
14 10 (1.78%) VB.NET
15 9 (1.60%) VB
16 8 (1.42%) C++
17 7 (1.24%) C
17 7 (1.24%) PHP
Qualifications
1 36 (6.39%) Degree
2 12 (2.13%) Security Cleared
3 8 (1.42%) SC Cleared
4 4 (0.71%) Computer Science Degree
4 4 (0.71%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (0.53%) A+ Certification
6 2 (0.36%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (0.36%) CISSP
6 2 (0.36%) DV Cleared
6 2 (0.36%) MCP
6 2 (0.36%) MCTS
7 1 (0.18%) DBS Check
7 1 (0.18%) Master's Degree
7 1 (0.18%) MCSA
7 1 (0.18%) MCSE
7 1 (0.18%) Numerate Degree
7 1 (0.18%) OCP
7 1 (0.18%) Oracle Certification
7 1 (0.18%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (2.84%) Data Quality
2 15 (2.66%) QA
3 7 (1.24%) GDPR
4 4 (0.71%) HL7
5 3 (0.53%) GCP
5 3 (0.53%) PSD2
5 3 (0.53%) SLA
6 2 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.18%) Basel III
7 1 (0.18%) Dodd-Frank
7 1 (0.18%) EMIR
7 1 (0.18%) MiFID
7 1 (0.18%) PMO
7 1 (0.18%) SEPA
7 1 (0.18%) Solvency II
System Software
1 31 (5.51%) Active Directory
2 17 (3.02%) HDFS
3 13 (2.31%) Docker
4 8 (1.42%) VMware Infrastructure
5 6 (1.07%) vSphere
6 4 (0.71%) Hyper-V
6 4 (0.71%) XenDesktop
7 3 (0.53%) Firmware
7 3 (0.53%) NFS
7 3 (0.53%) Oracle RAC
8 2 (0.36%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (0.36%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (0.36%) XenApp
8 2 (0.36%) XenServer
9 1 (0.18%) Gluster
9 1 (0.18%) GridGain
9 1 (0.18%) iptables
9 1 (0.18%) KVM
9 1 (0.18%) Platform Symphony
9 1 (0.18%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 15 (2.66%) Ansible
2 14 (2.49%) Puppet
3 12 (2.13%) Hadoop YARN
3 12 (2.13%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (0.89%) SCCM
4 5 (0.89%) Terraform
5 4 (0.71%) Control-M
5 4 (0.71%) Microsoft Clustering
5 4 (0.71%) Oozie
5 4 (0.71%) Single Sign-On
6 3 (0.53%) WMI
7 2 (0.36%) Data Guard
7 2 (0.36%) Failover Clustering
7 2 (0.36%) Kubernetes
7 2 (0.36%) Oracle RMAN
7 2 (0.36%) Perfmon
7 2 (0.36%) SCOM
7 2 (0.36%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 2 (0.36%) vCenter Server
7 2 (0.36%) WSUS
Vendors
1 176 (31.26%) Microsoft
2 82 (14.56%) Oracle
3 26 (4.62%) Tableau
4 19 (3.37%) Sybase
4 19 (3.37%) VMware
5 16 (2.84%) IBM
6 13 (2.31%) Cloudera
6 13 (2.31%) SAP
7 12 (2.13%) Citrix
7 12 (2.13%) Informatica
8 9 (1.60%) Red Hat
9 8 (1.42%) Cisco
9 8 (1.42%) TIBCO
10 6 (1.07%) Ab Initio
10 6 (1.07%) Bloomberg
10 6 (1.07%) Cognos
10 6 (1.07%) CyberArk
10 6 (1.07%) Google
10 6 (1.07%) Intapp
10 6 (1.07%) Telerik