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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 21 May 2022 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
21 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 44 53 21
Rank change year-on-year +9 -32 +4
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 210 126 225
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 4.96% 4.42% 7.06%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 24.00% 20.69% 29.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 172 73 159
10th Percentile £407 £400 £363
25th Percentile £488 £463 £419
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £575 £550 £475
Median % change year-on-year +4.55% +15.79% -5.00%
75th Percentile £689 £625 £563
90th Percentile £750 £723 £675
Central London median daily rate £575 £525 £475
% change year-on-year +9.52% +10.53% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 0
Median hourly rate - £8.00 -
Central London median hourly rate - £8.00 -

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 875 609 768
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 20.66% 21.35% 24.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 671 409 580
10th Percentile £425 £397 £363
25th Percentile £500 £461 £416
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £575 £550 £500
Median % change year-on-year +4.55% +10.00% -4.76%
75th Percentile £700 £638 £600
90th Percentile £800 £713 £675
Central London median daily rate £575 £550 £500
% change year-on-year +4.55% +10.00% -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 5
10th Percentile £40.65 - £20.00
25th Percentile £47.25 - £24.50
Median hourly rate £60.50 £8.00 £25.00
Median % change year-on-year +656.25% -68.00% -28.57%
75th Percentile £61.75 £19.81 £39.25
90th Percentile £71.20 £24.46 £44.35
Central London median hourly rate £60.50 £14.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +332.14% -44.00% -28.57%

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 21 May 2022.

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

For the 6 months to 21 May 2022, 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.

1 119 (56.67%) SQL
2 92 (43.81%) Azure
3 82 (39.05%) Microsoft
4 73 (34.76%) Finance
5 70 (33.33%) Agile
6 67 (31.90%) C#
7 66 (31.43%) .NET
8 54 (25.71%) DevOps
9 53 (25.24%) Social Skills
10 45 (21.43%) Oracle
11 38 (18.10%) Banking
12 36 (17.14%) Java
13 35 (16.67%) Python
13 35 (16.67%) CI/CD
14 34 (16.19%) Windows
15 32 (15.24%) Business Intelligence
16 31 (14.76%) AWS
17 30 (14.29%) JavaScript
18 29 (13.81%) Data Warehouse
18 29 (13.81%) Test Automation
19 25 (11.90%) Analytical Skills
19 25 (11.90%) Relational Database
20 24 (11.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
21 23 (10.95%) Linux
21 23 (10.95%) Microservices
22 22 (10.48%) Full Stack Development
22 22 (10.48%) Scrum
23 21 (10.00%) OO
23 21 (10.00%) ETL
23 21 (10.00%) Git (software)

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 12 (5.71%) Apache Spark
2 8 (3.81%) Confluence
3 7 (3.33%) Apache
3 7 (3.33%) Apache Airflow
4 5 (2.38%) Luigi
5 4 (1.90%) BizTalk Server
5 4 (1.90%) IIS
5 4 (1.90%) SharePoint
6 3 (1.43%) Cloud Foundry
6 3 (1.43%) IBM HTTP Server
6 3 (1.43%) JBoss
6 3 (1.43%) Oracle Workflow
7 2 (0.95%) CMS
7 2 (0.95%) GlassFish
7 2 (0.95%) SAS
7 2 (0.95%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.48%) Jetty
8 1 (0.48%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (0.48%) Sitecore CMS
8 1 (0.48%) WebSphere
Applications
1 7 (3.33%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (2.38%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.48%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.48%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.48%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (2.38%) Dynamics CRM
1 5 (2.38%) MoSes
2 2 (0.95%) Oracle Cash Management
2 2 (0.95%) PeopleSoft HRMS
3 1 (0.48%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.48%) Eikon
3 1 (0.48%) Oracle Receivables
3 1 (0.48%) Oracle Utilities
3 1 (0.48%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.48%) SAP S/4HANA
3 1 (0.48%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 92 (43.81%) Azure
2 31 (14.76%) AWS
3 19 (9.05%) Power Platform
4 13 (6.19%) GCP
5 12 (5.71%) Azure Data Factory
6 11 (5.24%) Azure Key Vault
6 11 (5.24%) Microsoft 365
6 11 (5.24%) PaaS
7 10 (4.76%) Amazon EC2
8 9 (4.29%) Azure Storage
8 9 (4.29%) SaaS
9 8 (3.81%) Amazon EMR
9 8 (3.81%) IaaS
9 8 (3.81%) Serverless
10 7 (3.33%) Azure Cosmos DB
10 7 (3.33%) Azure Logic Apps
10 7 (3.33%) GitHub
11 5 (2.38%) Amazon SQS
11 5 (2.38%) Azure Active Directory
11 5 (2.38%) Azure Service Bus
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.38%) Firewall
2 4 (1.90%) LAN
2 4 (1.90%) WAN
2 4 (1.90%) Wireless
3 3 (1.43%) DNS
3 3 (1.43%) SAN
4 2 (0.95%) HTTP
4 2 (0.95%) HTTPS
4 2 (0.95%) Internet
4 2 (0.95%) Kerberos
4 2 (0.95%) VoIP
5 1 (0.48%) DHCP
5 1 (0.48%) FTP
5 1 (0.48%) Intranet
5 1 (0.48%) S/MIME
5 1 (0.48%) SMTP
5 1 (0.48%) SSL
5 1 (0.48%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.48%) VPN
5 1 (0.48%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (13.81%) Data Warehouse
2 25 (11.90%) Relational Database
3 24 (11.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 21 (10.00%) NoSQL
5 18 (8.57%) Power BI
6 17 (8.10%) MySQL
7 16 (7.62%) Big Data
8 14 (6.67%) Data Lake
8 14 (6.67%) MongoDB
9 13 (6.19%) PostgreSQL
9 13 (6.19%) RDBMS
10 11 (5.24%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 11 (5.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 9 (4.29%) Amazon RDS
11 9 (4.29%) Oracle Database
12 8 (3.81%) Amazon Athena
12 8 (3.81%) Amazon Redshift
12 8 (3.81%) Hadoop
12 8 (3.81%) Redis
13 7 (3.33%) HDInsight
Development Applications
1 21 (10.00%) Git (software)
2 18 (8.57%) Visual Studio
3 17 (8.10%) Jenkins
4 16 (7.62%) JIRA
4 16 (7.62%) TeamCity
5 12 (5.71%) Maven
6 11 (5.24%) Bitbucket
7 7 (3.33%) Team Foundation Server
8 5 (2.38%) JUnit
8 5 (2.38%) Visual Studio Team System
9 4 (1.90%) Gradle
9 4 (1.90%) IntelliJ
9 4 (1.90%) kappa
9 4 (1.90%) REST Assured
9 4 (1.90%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 4 (1.90%) Subversion
10 3 (1.43%) JMeter
10 3 (1.43%) SonarQube
10 3 (1.43%) SpecFlow
11 2 (0.95%) Checkstyle
General
1 73 (34.76%) Finance
2 53 (25.24%) Social Skills
3 38 (18.10%) Banking
4 25 (11.90%) Analytical Skills
5 18 (8.57%) Front Office
6 11 (5.24%) Financial Institution
6 11 (5.24%) Legal
7 10 (4.76%) Investment Banking
8 8 (3.81%) International Banking
9 4 (1.90%) Advertising
9 4 (1.90%) Retail
10 3 (1.43%) Automotive
10 3 (1.43%) Organisational Skills
11 2 (0.95%) Back Office
11 2 (0.95%) Influencing Skills
11 2 (0.95%) Manufacturing
11 2 (0.95%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.48%) Multimedia
12 1 (0.48%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 103 (49.05%) Developer
2 28 (13.33%) Analyst
3 27 (12.86%) C# Developer
4 24 (11.43%) .NET Developer
5 19 (9.05%) Java Developer
6 16 (7.62%) Architect
6 16 (7.62%) Data Engineer
6 16 (7.62%) SQL Developer
7 13 (6.19%) Azure Developer
8 11 (5.24%) Azure Engineer
8 11 (5.24%) DBA
9 10 (4.76%) C# .NET Developer
9 10 (4.76%) Full Stack Developer
10 9 (4.29%) Administrator
10 9 (4.29%) Applications Support
10 9 (4.29%) Senior Developer
11 8 (3.81%) Support Analyst
12 7 (3.33%) Big Data Engineer
13 6 (2.86%) Infrastructure Analyst
13 6 (2.86%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 66 (31.43%) .NET
2 19 (9.05%) .NET Core
2 19 (9.05%) Kafka
2 19 (9.05%) REST
3 17 (8.10%) .NET Framework
3 17 (8.10%) ASP.NET
4 15 (7.14%) HTML
5 14 (6.67%) Spring
6 12 (5.71%) XML
7 10 (4.76%) RESTful
7 10 (4.76%) Spring Boot
7 10 (4.76%) WPF
8 9 (4.29%) CSS
8 9 (4.29%) Web Services
9 8 (3.81%) AngularJS
9 8 (3.81%) React
9 8 (3.81%) WCF
10 7 (3.33%) ASP.NET Web API
11 6 (2.86%) JMS
12 5 (2.38%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 11 (5.24%) Derivative
1 11 (5.24%) Management Information System
2 10 (4.76%) Hedge funds
3 9 (4.29%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 7 (3.33%) User Experience
5 6 (2.86%) Equities
5 6 (2.86%) Reinsurance
6 5 (2.38%) Greenfield Project
6 5 (2.38%) Linux Command Line
6 5 (2.38%) Market Risk
7 4 (1.90%) Credit Risk
7 4 (1.90%) Grid Computing
7 4 (1.90%) Public Cloud
8 3 (1.43%) Data Centre
8 3 (1.43%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (1.43%) Self-Motivation
8 3 (1.43%) Virtual Team
9 2 (0.95%) Blockchain
9 2 (0.95%) Housing Association
9 2 (0.95%) Legacy Code
Operating Systems
1 34 (16.19%) Windows
2 23 (10.95%) Linux
3 15 (7.14%) Unix
4 11 (5.24%) Windows Server
5 7 (3.33%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (2.38%) Windows Server 2016
7 4 (1.90%) VMS
8 2 (0.95%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (0.95%) Windows Server 2019
9 1 (0.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.48%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.48%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (33.33%) Agile
2 54 (25.71%) DevOps
3 35 (16.67%) CI/CD
4 32 (15.24%) Business Intelligence
5 29 (13.81%) Test Automation
6 23 (10.95%) Microservices
7 22 (10.48%) Full Stack Development
7 22 (10.48%) Scrum
8 21 (10.00%) ETL
8 21 (10.00%) OO
9 20 (9.52%) Continuous Integration
10 18 (8.57%) Problem-Solving
11 17 (8.10%) Analytics
11 17 (8.10%) Data Modelling
11 17 (8.10%) Migration
11 17 (8.10%) TDD
12 16 (7.62%) Computer Science
12 16 (7.62%) Data Analysis
13 14 (6.67%) Data Protection
14 12 (5.71%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 119 (56.67%) SQL
2 67 (31.90%) C#
3 36 (17.14%) Java
4 35 (16.67%) Python
5 30 (14.29%) JavaScript
6 19 (9.05%) PowerShell
6 19 (9.05%) T-SQL
7 11 (5.24%) PL/SQL
8 8 (3.81%) Scala
9 7 (3.33%) C
9 7 (3.33%) VB.NET
9 7 (3.33%) VBA
10 5 (2.38%) TypeScript
11 4 (1.90%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
11 4 (1.90%) Shell Script
11 4 (1.90%) VB
12 3 (1.43%) C++
12 3 (1.43%) Groovy
12 3 (1.43%) Kotlin
12 3 (1.43%) R
Qualifications
1 12 (5.71%) Degree
2 10 (4.76%) Computer Science Degree
3 6 (2.86%) SC Cleared
3 6 (2.86%) Security Cleared
4 3 (1.43%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (0.95%) MCITP
5 2 (0.95%) MCTS
5 2 (0.95%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.48%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.48%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.48%) Master's Degree
6 1 (0.48%) Numerate Degree
6 1 (0.48%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (4.76%) GDPR
2 7 (3.33%) QA
3 4 (1.90%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.48%) Accessibility
4 1 (0.48%) EMIR
4 1 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.48%) MiFID
4 1 (0.48%) Solvency II
System Software
1 18 (8.57%) Docker
2 16 (7.62%) Active Directory
3 4 (1.90%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.95%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.95%) Oracle RAC
4 2 (0.95%) vSphere
5 1 (0.48%) Microcode
5 1 (0.48%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.48%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 18 (8.57%) Kubernetes
2 6 (2.86%) Ansible
3 4 (1.90%) SCCM
3 4 (1.90%) Terraform
4 3 (1.43%) Control-M
4 3 (1.43%) Microsoft Intune
4 3 (1.43%) SCOM
5 2 (0.95%) SCSM
6 1 (0.48%) Active Directory Federation Services
6 1 (0.48%) Ambari
6 1 (0.48%) Data Guard
6 1 (0.48%) EMC NetWorker
6 1 (0.48%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
6 1 (0.48%) Foglight
6 1 (0.48%) ITRS Geneos
6 1 (0.48%) Microsoft Clustering
6 1 (0.48%) Oracle RMAN
6 1 (0.48%) PowerCLI
6 1 (0.48%) vRealize
6 1 (0.48%) vRealize Orchestrator
Vendors
1 82 (39.05%) Microsoft
2 45 (21.43%) Oracle
3 20 (9.52%) Databricks
4 11 (5.24%) Sybase
5 7 (3.33%) SAP
6 6 (2.86%) Alteryx
6 6 (2.86%) Google
6 6 (2.86%) VMware
7 5 (2.38%) SolarWinds
8 4 (1.90%) Cloudera
9 3 (1.43%) Actuate
9 3 (1.43%) Atlassian
9 3 (1.43%) Brio
9 3 (1.43%) PagerDuty
9 3 (1.43%) Talend
10 2 (0.95%) Cisco
10 2 (0.95%) Informatica
10 2 (0.95%) NetApp
10 2 (0.95%) OpenLink
10 2 (0.95%) TIBCO