Period
to 1 April 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 1 April 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
1 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 19 24 16
Rank change year-on-year +5 -8 -2
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 292 469 654
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 6.92% 6.95% 9.20%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 29.67% 27.30% 37.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 209 370 539
Median daily rate £488 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.50% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £355 £363 £345
90th Percentile £650 £625 £638
Central London median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 3
Median hourly rate £35.00 - £22.50
Central London median hourly rate £35.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +75.00% -11.11% +0.74%

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 984 1,718 1,761
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 23.32% 25.46% 24.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 742 1,363 1,484
Median daily rate £505 £530 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.72% +0.95% +5.00%
10th Percentile £363 £400 £363
90th Percentile £675 £675 £688
Central London median daily rate £500 £525 £513
% change year-on-year -4.76% +2.44% +7.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 5 9
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +55.56% +0.74%
10th Percentile £24.50 £32.50 £20.06
90th Percentile £37.13 £56.50 £38.41
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year - +27.27% +23.13%

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 1 April 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 1 April 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 -1 3 £525 -4.55%
SQL Server
Central London

For the 6 months to 1 April 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.

1 178 (60.96%) SQL
2 117 (40.07%) C#
3 109 (37.33%) .NET
4 105 (35.96%) Microsoft
5 92 (31.51%) Finance
6 83 (28.42%) Azure
7 81 (27.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 75 (25.68%) Agile Software Development
9 69 (23.63%) Business Intelligence
10 60 (20.55%) Oracle
11 54 (18.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 53 (18.15%) T-SQL
12 53 (18.15%) Windows
12 53 (18.15%) Data Warehouse
13 43 (14.73%) ETL
14 42 (14.38%) Banking
15 41 (14.04%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 41 (14.04%) Test Automation
16 39 (13.36%) Microsoft Excel
17 35 (11.99%) DevOps
18 34 (11.64%) AngularJS
19 33 (11.30%) PowerShell
20 31 (10.62%) Python
21 29 (9.93%) ASP.NET
21 29 (9.93%) HTML
21 29 (9.93%) JavaScript
21 29 (9.93%) Visual Studio
22 28 (9.59%) Data Modelling
22 28 (9.59%) Migration
22 28 (9.59%) Analytics

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 15 (5.14%) SharePoint
2 11 (3.77%) IIS
3 7 (2.40%) Apache
4 6 (2.05%) Skype for Business
5 5 (1.71%) SAS
6 4 (1.37%) Confluence
6 4 (1.37%) Elasticsearch
7 3 (1.03%) Apache Spark
7 3 (1.03%) CMS
7 3 (1.03%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (0.68%) DataSynapse
9 1 (0.34%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.34%) Mule
9 1 (0.34%) nginx
9 1 (0.34%) Oracle Workflow
9 1 (0.34%) Red Hat Fuse
9 1 (0.34%) Sitecore CMS
9 1 (0.34%) SugarCRM
9 1 (0.34%) Umbraco
9 1 (0.34%) WebSphere
Applications
1 39 (13.36%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (1.03%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.68%) Acrobat
3 2 (0.68%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.34%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (2.40%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.68%) FLEXCUBE
2 2 (0.68%) Oracle FAH
3 1 (0.34%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.34%) Elite 3E
3 1 (0.34%) FastStats
3 1 (0.34%) Infor SunSystems
3 1 (0.34%) Magento
3 1 (0.34%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.34%) Northgate Housing
3 1 (0.34%) Oracle Assets
3 1 (0.34%) Oracle Cash Management
3 1 (0.34%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.34%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.34%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.34%) Oracle General Ledger
3 1 (0.34%) Oracle Internet Expenses
3 1 (0.34%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (0.34%) Oracle Receivables
3 1 (0.34%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 83 (28.42%) Azure
2 28 (9.59%) Power Platform
3 23 (7.88%) AWS
4 10 (3.42%) Azure Data Factory
5 9 (3.08%) Office 365
5 9 (3.08%) PaaS
6 8 (2.74%) GCP
6 8 (2.74%) GitHub
7 7 (2.40%) SaaS
8 5 (1.71%) Azure Stack
8 5 (1.71%) Dynamics 365
9 3 (1.03%) IaaS
9 3 (1.03%) npm
10 2 (0.68%) iPaaS
10 2 (0.68%) Mimecast
11 1 (0.34%) Data Lake Analytics
11 1 (0.34%) NuGet
11 1 (0.34%) OneDrive
11 1 (0.34%) OpenShift
11 1 (0.34%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.05%) SAN
2 5 (1.71%) LAN
2 5 (1.71%) WAN
3 4 (1.37%) DNS
4 3 (1.03%) DHCP
4 3 (1.03%) Internet
4 3 (1.03%) NetScaler
4 3 (1.03%) TCP/IP
5 2 (0.68%) Firewall
5 2 (0.68%) FTP
5 2 (0.68%) NAS
6 1 (0.34%) HTTP
6 1 (0.34%) HTTPS
6 1 (0.34%) IP Telephony
6 1 (0.34%) Skype
6 1 (0.34%) SSL
6 1 (0.34%) Unified Communications
6 1 (0.34%) VPN
6 1 (0.34%) WebEx
6 1 (0.34%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 81 (27.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 54 (18.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 53 (18.15%) Data Warehouse
4 41 (14.04%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 28 (9.59%) Power BI
6 25 (8.56%) Relational Database
7 18 (6.16%) SQL Server 2008
7 18 (6.16%) SQL Server 2016
8 15 (5.14%) Azure SQL Database
9 14 (4.79%) QlikView
10 13 (4.45%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 10 (3.42%) Big Data
11 10 (3.42%) Oracle Database
11 10 (3.42%) PowerPivot
11 10 (3.42%) RDBMS
11 10 (3.42%) SQL Server 2012
12 9 (3.08%) MySQL
12 9 (3.08%) PostgreSQL
12 9 (3.08%) SQL Server 2014
13 8 (2.74%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 29 (9.93%) Visual Studio
2 25 (8.56%) Team Foundation Server
3 17 (5.82%) Git (software)
4 12 (4.11%) TeamCity
5 10 (3.42%) JIRA
6 8 (2.74%) Selenium
6 8 (2.74%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 7 (2.40%) SpecFlow
8 5 (1.71%) Eclipse
8 5 (1.71%) Octopus Deploy
9 4 (1.37%) Ant
9 4 (1.37%) GitLab
9 4 (1.37%) Jenkins
9 4 (1.37%) NUnit
9 4 (1.37%) Subversion
10 3 (1.03%) Bitbucket
10 3 (1.03%) Cucumber
11 2 (0.68%) Maven
11 2 (0.68%) Moq
11 2 (0.68%) MSBuild
General
1 92 (31.51%) Finance
2 42 (14.38%) Banking
3 18 (6.16%) Front Office
4 10 (3.42%) Investment Banking
5 9 (3.08%) Public Sector
6 4 (1.37%) Law
6 4 (1.37%) Marketing
6 4 (1.37%) Publishing
6 4 (1.37%) Retail
7 3 (1.03%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.68%) Legal
8 2 (0.68%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.34%) Back Office
9 1 (0.34%) Electronics
9 1 (0.34%) French Language
9 1 (0.34%) Games
9 1 (0.34%) General Ledger
9 1 (0.34%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.34%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 156 (53.42%) Developer
2 50 (17.12%) SQL Developer
3 49 (16.78%) C# Developer
4 33 (11.30%) Analyst
5 32 (10.96%) .NET Developer
6 24 (8.22%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 21 (7.19%) SQL Server Developer
8 19 (6.51%) SSIS Developer
9 16 (5.48%) Architect
10 15 (5.14%) Senior Developer
11 13 (4.45%) C# .NET Developer
12 11 (3.77%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 9 (3.08%) Applications Developer
13 9 (3.08%) Azure Engineer
13 9 (3.08%) Data Analyst
13 9 (3.08%) Full Stack Developer
14 8 (2.74%) Azure Developer
15 7 (2.40%) Consultant
15 7 (2.40%) DBA
15 7 (2.40%) SQL BI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 109 (37.33%) .NET
2 34 (11.64%) AngularJS
3 29 (9.93%) ASP.NET
3 29 (9.93%) HTML
4 26 (8.90%) CSS
5 23 (7.88%) .NET Framework
5 23 (7.88%) XML
6 22 (7.53%) REST
7 18 (6.16%) MDX
8 17 (5.82%) WCF
9 15 (5.14%) React
9 15 (5.14%) Web Services
10 14 (4.79%) .NET Core
10 14 (4.79%) ASP.NET Web API
10 14 (4.79%) WPF
11 13 (4.45%) WinForms
12 11 (3.77%) ASP.NET MVC
13 9 (3.08%) HTML5
13 9 (3.08%) JSON
13 9 (3.08%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 21 (7.19%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (3.42%) Reinsurance
3 9 (3.08%) Greenfield Project
4 8 (2.74%) Data Structures
5 7 (2.40%) Client/Server
5 7 (2.40%) Fixed Income
5 7 (2.40%) Self-Motivation
6 6 (2.05%) Clustering
6 6 (2.05%) Enterprise Software
6 6 (2.05%) Hedge funds
7 5 (1.71%) Fat Client
7 5 (1.71%) Management Information System
7 5 (1.71%) Replication
7 5 (1.71%) Thin Client
7 5 (1.71%) User Experience
8 4 (1.37%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 3 (1.03%) Credit Risk
9 3 (1.03%) Derivative
9 3 (1.03%) Equities
9 3 (1.03%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 53 (18.15%) Windows
2 15 (5.14%) Linux
3 14 (4.79%) Windows Server
4 11 (3.77%) Windows Server 2012
4 11 (3.77%) Windows Server 2016
5 9 (3.08%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (2.40%) Unix
7 3 (1.03%) Windows 10
8 2 (0.68%) Android
8 2 (0.68%) Mac OS X
8 2 (0.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.68%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.34%) AIX
9 1 (0.34%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.34%) CentOS
9 1 (0.34%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.34%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (25.68%) Agile Software Development
2 69 (23.63%) Business Intelligence
3 43 (14.73%) ETL
4 41 (14.04%) Test Automation
5 35 (11.99%) DevOps
6 28 (9.59%) Analytics
6 28 (9.59%) Data Modelling
6 28 (9.59%) Migration
7 23 (7.88%) Unit Testing
8 22 (7.53%) OO
9 21 (7.19%) Microservices
9 21 (7.19%) MVC
9 21 (7.19%) TDD
10 20 (6.85%) SDLC
11 17 (5.82%) Performance Tuning
12 16 (5.48%) Data Analysis
13 15 (5.14%) Asset Management
13 15 (5.14%) Kimball Methodology
14 14 (4.79%) Change Management
15 13 (4.45%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 178 (60.96%) SQL
2 117 (40.07%) C#
3 53 (18.15%) T-SQL
4 33 (11.30%) PowerShell
5 31 (10.62%) Python
6 29 (9.93%) JavaScript
7 19 (6.51%) Java
8 15 (5.14%) VB
9 12 (4.11%) TypeScript
9 12 (4.11%) VBA
10 11 (3.77%) PL/SQL
10 11 (3.77%) VB.NET
11 10 (3.42%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
12 8 (2.74%) R
13 6 (2.05%) C++
14 5 (1.71%) PHP
14 5 (1.71%) VBScript
15 4 (1.37%) Java 8
15 4 (1.37%) Perl
15 4 (1.37%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 15 (5.14%) Security Cleared
2 14 (4.79%) SC Cleared
3 12 (4.11%) Degree
4 6 (2.05%) Computer Science Degree
5 5 (1.71%) MCITP
5 5 (1.71%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (1.03%) BC Cleared
6 3 (1.03%) ISEB
6 3 (1.03%) Master's Degree
7 2 (0.68%) AWS Certification
7 2 (0.68%) Citrix Certification
8 1 (0.34%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.34%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.34%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (0.34%) MCP
8 1 (0.34%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (6.16%) QA
2 9 (3.08%) Solvency II
3 7 (2.40%) GDPR
3 7 (2.40%) IFRS
4 6 (2.05%) SLA
5 5 (1.71%) MiFID
6 4 (1.37%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 2 (0.68%) Cyber Essentials
7 2 (0.68%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.68%) EMIR
7 2 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 1 (0.34%) COREP
8 1 (0.34%) Dodd-Frank
8 1 (0.34%) FINREP
8 1 (0.34%) GxP
System Software
1 17 (5.82%) Active Directory
2 7 (2.40%) Docker
3 6 (2.05%) Oracle RAC
3 6 (2.05%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (1.71%) Microsoft App-V
4 5 (1.71%) Terminal Services
5 4 (1.37%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (1.03%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (1.03%) XenApp
7 2 (0.68%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
7 2 (0.68%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.68%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.34%) UAG
8 1 (0.34%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 9 (3.08%) SCCM
2 7 (2.40%) Kubernetes
3 5 (1.71%) Ansible
3 5 (1.71%) Puppet
4 4 (1.37%) Terraform
5 3 (1.03%) Grafana
5 3 (1.03%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (0.68%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 2 (0.68%) Kibana
6 2 (0.68%) MIIS
6 2 (0.68%) Single Sign-On
7 1 (0.34%) Galera Cluster
7 1 (0.34%) Graphite
7 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Clustering
7 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Intune
7 1 (0.34%) RSA Archer
7 1 (0.34%) SCOrch
7 1 (0.34%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 1 (0.34%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 105 (35.96%) Microsoft
2 60 (20.55%) Oracle
3 12 (4.11%) Citrix
4 10 (3.42%) Tableau
4 10 (3.42%) VMware
5 8 (2.74%) Sybase
6 6 (2.05%) Hyperion
6 6 (2.05%) SAP
7 5 (1.71%) Google
7 5 (1.71%) Splunk
7 5 (1.71%) UiPath
8 4 (1.37%) Bloomberg
8 4 (1.37%) Ivanti
9 3 (1.03%) Adobe
9 3 (1.03%) Cisco
9 3 (1.03%) IBM
9 3 (1.03%) Red Hat
10 2 (0.68%) Cognos
10 2 (0.68%) Sun
10 2 (0.68%) TIBCO