Period
to 4 July 2020

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 4 July 2020 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
4 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 17 22 22
Rank change year-on-year +5 0 -3
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 209 490 559
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 7.63% 7.36% 7.87%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 30.74% 28.13% 31.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 135 389 459
Median daily rate £488 £500 £480
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.50% +4.17% +1.05%
10th Percentile £369 £386 £334
90th Percentile £715 £614 £638
Central London median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 4
Median hourly rate £35.00 £41.50 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.66% +88.64% +2.33%
Central London median hourly rate £35.00 £20.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year +75.00% -9.09% +2.33%

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 680 1,742 1,782
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 24.82% 26.15% 25.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 485 1,371 1,448
Median daily rate £500 £525 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% - +5.00%
10th Percentile £371 £406 £363
90th Percentile £688 £686 £675
Central London median daily rate £508 £525 £525
% change year-on-year -3.33% - +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 10 11
Median hourly rate £36.25 £39.78 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.88% +80.83% +2.33%
10th Percentile £30.95 £22.15 £20.00
90th Percentile £41.80 £56.93 £33.00
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £26.25
% change year-on-year - +33.33% +22.09%

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 4 July 2020.

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
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 4 July 2020. 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 0 1 £500 -9.09%
SQL Server
Central London

For the 6 months to 4 July 2020, 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.

1 114 (54.55%) SQL
2 91 (43.54%) C#
3 78 (37.32%) Finance
4 75 (35.89%) Microsoft
5 69 (33.01%) .NET
6 57 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
7 56 (26.79%) Azure
8 55 (26.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 48 (22.97%) T-SQL
10 46 (22.01%) Business Intelligence
11 44 (21.05%) Windows
12 43 (20.57%) Oracle
13 40 (19.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 38 (18.18%) Test Automation
15 37 (17.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 35 (16.75%) DevOps
17 34 (16.27%) Banking
18 33 (15.79%) Data Warehouse
19 28 (13.40%) Java
19 28 (13.40%) JavaScript
19 28 (13.40%) AngularJS
19 28 (13.40%) Power BI
19 28 (13.40%) Power Platform
20 25 (11.96%) ASP.NET
20 25 (11.96%) ETL
20 25 (11.96%) PowerShell
20 25 (11.96%) Unit Testing
21 23 (11.00%) Team Foundation Server
21 23 (11.00%) Python
21 23 (11.00%) Microsoft Excel

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 14 (6.70%) SharePoint
2 5 (2.39%) Apache
2 5 (2.39%) Elasticsearch
3 3 (1.44%) Apache Spark
3 3 (1.44%) Confluence
3 3 (1.44%) Exchange Server 2013
3 3 (1.44%) SAS
4 2 (0.96%) IIS
5 1 (0.48%) Apache Solr
5 1 (0.48%) CMS
5 1 (0.48%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.48%) nginx
5 1 (0.48%) Oracle Workflow
5 1 (0.48%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (0.48%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.48%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.48%) WebSphere
Applications
1 23 (11.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (3.35%) Photoshop
3 6 (2.87%) Acrobat
4 4 (1.91%) Microsoft Office
5 1 (0.48%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.96%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (0.96%) Northgate Housing
1 2 (0.96%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 1 (0.48%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.48%) Elite 3E
2 1 (0.48%) Magento
2 1 (0.48%) Markit EDM
2 1 (0.48%) Siebel CRM
2 1 (0.48%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 56 (26.79%) Azure
2 28 (13.40%) Power Platform
3 20 (9.57%) AWS
4 8 (3.83%) Azure Data Factory
4 8 (3.83%) Office 365
4 8 (3.83%) PaaS
5 7 (3.35%) GitHub
6 3 (1.44%) Azure Active Directory
6 3 (1.44%) Azure Stack
6 3 (1.44%) Dynamics 365
6 3 (1.44%) GCP
6 3 (1.44%) IaaS
7 2 (0.96%) SaaS
8 1 (0.48%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.48%) Data Lake Analytics
8 1 (0.48%) NuGet
8 1 (0.48%) OneDrive
8 1 (0.48%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.39%) DNS
1 5 (2.39%) TCP/IP
2 4 (1.91%) SAN
3 3 (1.44%) DHCP
3 3 (1.44%) Kerberos
3 3 (1.44%) NetScaler
4 2 (0.96%) Firewall
4 2 (0.96%) HTTP
4 2 (0.96%) Internet
4 2 (0.96%) SSL
5 1 (0.48%) FTP
5 1 (0.48%) HTTPS
5 1 (0.48%) Intranet
5 1 (0.48%) IP Telephony
5 1 (0.48%) LAN
5 1 (0.48%) SMTP
5 1 (0.48%) VoIP
5 1 (0.48%) VPN
5 1 (0.48%) WAN
5 1 (0.48%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (26.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 40 (19.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 37 (17.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 33 (15.79%) Data Warehouse
5 28 (13.40%) Power BI
6 16 (7.66%) Relational Database
7 15 (7.18%) MySQL
8 14 (6.70%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 12 (5.74%) SQL Server 2016
10 10 (4.78%) Azure SQL Database
10 10 (4.78%) RDBMS
10 10 (4.78%) SQL Server 2008
11 9 (4.31%) PostgreSQL
12 8 (3.83%) Big Data
12 8 (3.83%) MongoDB
12 8 (3.83%) SQL Server 2012
12 8 (3.83%) SQL Server 2014
13 7 (3.35%) SSDT
14 6 (2.87%) PowerPivot
14 6 (2.87%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 23 (11.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 20 (9.57%) Visual Studio
3 13 (6.22%) Git (software)
4 8 (3.83%) JIRA
5 6 (2.87%) Ant
5 6 (2.87%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 5 (2.39%) Bitbucket
6 5 (2.39%) Eclipse
7 4 (1.91%) GitLab
7 4 (1.91%) Jenkins
8 3 (1.44%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 3 (1.44%) Octopus Deploy
8 3 (1.44%) Selenium
8 3 (1.44%) SpecFlow
8 3 (1.44%) TeamCity
9 2 (0.96%) NUnit
10 1 (0.48%) Maven
10 1 (0.48%) Oracle Forms
10 1 (0.48%) Subversion
10 1 (0.48%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 78 (37.32%) Finance
2 34 (16.27%) Banking
3 13 (6.22%) Front Office
4 10 (4.78%) Investment Banking
5 4 (1.91%) Public Sector
5 4 (1.91%) Publishing
6 3 (1.44%) Advertising
6 3 (1.44%) Law
6 3 (1.44%) Local Government
6 3 (1.44%) Retail
7 2 (0.96%) Financial Institution
7 2 (0.96%) International Banking
8 1 (0.48%) French Language
8 1 (0.48%) Legal
8 1 (0.48%) Marketing
8 1 (0.48%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 117 (55.98%) Developer
2 32 (15.31%) C# Developer
3 27 (12.92%) SQL Developer
4 20 (9.57%) Analyst
4 20 (9.57%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 17 (8.13%) .NET Developer
6 13 (6.22%) Architect
6 13 (6.22%) Senior Developer
6 13 (6.22%) SSIS Developer
7 11 (5.26%) Java Developer
8 10 (4.78%) SQL Server Developer
9 8 (3.83%) DBA
10 7 (3.35%) Consultant
10 7 (3.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 6 (2.87%) Analyst Developer
11 6 (2.87%) ASP.NET Developer
11 6 (2.87%) Azure Developer
11 6 (2.87%) SQL BI Developer
11 6 (2.87%) SQL DBA
12 5 (2.39%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 69 (33.01%) .NET
2 28 (13.40%) AngularJS
3 25 (11.96%) ASP.NET
4 21 (10.05%) CSS
5 19 (9.09%) HTML
5 19 (9.09%) React
5 19 (9.09%) REST
5 19 (9.09%) WCF
6 15 (7.18%) .NET Core
7 11 (5.26%) .NET Framework
7 11 (5.26%) MDX
8 10 (4.78%) ASP.NET Web API
8 10 (4.78%) Reactive Extensions
8 10 (4.78%) Redux
8 10 (4.78%) WPF
9 9 (4.31%) HTML5
9 9 (4.31%) Web Services
10 7 (3.35%) ASP.NET MVC
10 7 (3.35%) LDAP
10 7 (3.35%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 16 (7.66%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (5.74%) Fixed Income
3 10 (4.78%) Enterprise Software
4 8 (3.83%) Data Structures
5 7 (3.35%) Client/Server
5 7 (3.35%) Reinsurance
6 6 (2.87%) Management Information System
7 5 (2.39%) Greenfield Project
8 4 (1.91%) Credit Risk
8 4 (1.91%) Data Centre
8 4 (1.91%) Replication
9 3 (1.44%) Blog
9 3 (1.44%) Cloud Native
9 3 (1.44%) Derivative
9 3 (1.44%) Fat Client
9 3 (1.44%) Hedge funds
9 3 (1.44%) N-Tier
9 3 (1.44%) Self-Motivation
9 3 (1.44%) Thin Client
9 3 (1.44%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 44 (21.05%) Windows
2 18 (8.61%) Windows Server
3 16 (7.66%) Unix
4 13 (6.22%) Linux
5 8 (3.83%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (3.35%) Windows Server 2016
7 4 (1.91%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (1.44%) Mac OS X
8 3 (1.44%) Windows 10
9 2 (0.96%) Android
9 2 (0.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.96%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.48%) AIX
10 1 (0.48%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.48%) VMS
10 1 (0.48%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.48%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (22.01%) Business Intelligence
3 38 (18.18%) Test Automation
4 35 (16.75%) DevOps
5 25 (11.96%) ETL
5 25 (11.96%) Unit Testing
6 20 (9.57%) Migration
7 19 (9.09%) Microservices
8 18 (8.61%) Data Modelling
8 18 (8.61%) SDLC
9 17 (8.13%) Data Migration
9 17 (8.13%) Performance Tuning
10 15 (7.18%) Analytics
10 15 (7.18%) OO
11 13 (6.22%) Multithreading
11 13 (6.22%) Software Engineering
12 12 (5.74%) Mentoring
13 11 (5.26%) Kimball Methodology
13 11 (5.26%) Problem-Solving
13 11 (5.26%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 114 (54.55%) SQL
2 91 (43.54%) C#
3 48 (22.97%) T-SQL
4 28 (13.40%) Java
4 28 (13.40%) JavaScript
5 25 (11.96%) PowerShell
6 23 (11.00%) Python
7 18 (8.61%) TypeScript
8 11 (5.26%) VB
9 10 (4.78%) R
10 9 (4.31%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
11 8 (3.83%) VBA
12 7 (3.35%) Perl
12 7 (3.35%) VB.NET
13 5 (2.39%) C++
13 5 (2.39%) Korn
13 5 (2.39%) VBScript
14 4 (1.91%) Java 8
14 4 (1.91%) PHP
15 3 (1.44%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 12 (5.74%) Degree
2 10 (4.78%) SC Cleared
2 10 (4.78%) Security Cleared
3 6 (2.87%) Computer Science Degree
4 3 (1.44%) Master's Degree
5 2 (0.96%) AWS Certification
5 2 (0.96%) Citrix Certification
5 2 (0.96%) DV Cleared
5 2 (0.96%) ISEB
5 2 (0.96%) ISTQB
5 2 (0.96%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.48%) MCITP
6 1 (0.48%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.48%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (6.70%) QA
2 7 (3.35%) Solvency II
3 5 (2.39%) GDPR
4 4 (1.91%) MiFID
5 3 (1.44%) Data Quality
5 3 (1.44%) IFRS
6 1 (0.48%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.48%) EMIR
6 1 (0.48%) HIPAA
6 1 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 14 (6.70%) Active Directory
2 10 (4.78%) Docker
3 8 (3.83%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (2.39%) Microsoft App-V
4 5 (2.39%) Terminal Services
5 3 (1.44%) XenApp
6 2 (0.96%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.96%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.48%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 1 (0.48%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.48%) UAG
7 1 (0.48%) VMware NSX
7 1 (0.48%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 9 (4.31%) Kubernetes
1 9 (4.31%) SCCM
1 9 (4.31%) Terraform
2 6 (2.87%) Ansible
3 3 (1.44%) Grafana
3 3 (1.44%) Kibana
4 2 (0.96%) Nagios
4 2 (0.96%) SCOM
5 1 (0.48%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.48%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (0.48%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.48%) Puppet
5 1 (0.48%) RSA Archer
5 1 (0.48%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 1 (0.48%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (0.48%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 75 (35.89%) Microsoft
2 43 (20.57%) Oracle
3 13 (6.22%) Sybase
4 11 (5.26%) Citrix
4 11 (5.26%) VMware
5 9 (4.31%) Tableau
6 8 (3.83%) Adobe
7 6 (2.87%) Cisco
7 6 (2.87%) Red Hat
8 5 (2.39%) HP
8 5 (2.39%) UiPath
9 4 (1.91%) Databricks
9 4 (1.91%) Ivanti
10 3 (1.44%) EMC
10 3 (1.44%) IBM
10 3 (1.44%) Salesforce.com
11 2 (0.96%) Atlassian
11 2 (0.96%) Bloomberg
11 2 (0.96%) GoldenSource
11 2 (0.96%) SAP