Period
to 20 January 2019

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 20 January 2019 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
20 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 22 15 12
Rank change year-on-year -7 -3 -3
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 494 646 632
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 7.38% 9.17% 10.16%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 29.87% 36.79% 36.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 387 537 501
City of London median daily rate £500 £475 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +11.76% -5.56%
10th Percentile £375 £363 £325
90th Percentile £638 £650 £599
Central London median daily rate £500 £475 £425
% change year-on-year +5.26% +11.76% -5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 1
City of London median hourly rate £29.80 £27.50 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.35% -38.89% +12.50%
10th Percentile £22.83 £22.10 £42.50
90th Percentile £35.76 £27.50 £47.50
Central London median hourly rate £29.80 £24.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year +21.61% -45.56% +45.22%

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 1,654 1,756 1,727
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 24.71% 24.92% 27.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,325 1,472 1,388
City of London median daily rate £525 £525 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +10.53% -
10th Percentile £381 £363 £325
90th Percentile £675 £688 £663
Central London median daily rate £525 £513 £475
% change year-on-year +2.44% +7.89% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 6 1
City of London median hourly rate £37.09 £27.75 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +33.66% -38.33% +12.50%
10th Percentile £29.50 £23.38 £42.50
90th Percentile £65.61 £33.25 £47.50
Central London median hourly rate £37.09 £27.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year +34.87% -38.89% +16.13%

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 20 January 2019.

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 20 January 2019.

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 20 January 2019. 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 - 6 £525 - 1
Moorgate -11 5 - - 1
SQL Server
Central London

For the 6 months to 20 January 2019, 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.

1 281 (56.88%) SQL
2 199 (40.28%) C#
3 193 (39.07%) Agile Software Development
4 182 (36.84%) Finance
5 177 (35.83%) .NET
6 148 (29.96%) Microsoft
7 122 (24.70%) Microsoft Azure
8 118 (23.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 110 (22.27%) Business Intelligence
10 102 (20.65%) TDD
11 88 (17.81%) Banking
12 84 (17.00%) ETL
12 84 (17.00%) Oracle
13 83 (16.80%) JavaScript
14 82 (16.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 79 (15.99%) T-SQL
16 78 (15.79%) Java
17 71 (14.37%) Data Warehouse
18 70 (14.17%) Windows
18 70 (14.17%) Scrum
19 62 (12.55%) MVC
19 62 (12.55%) .NET Framework
19 62 (12.55%) Relational Database
20 61 (12.35%) OO
21 57 (11.54%) ASP.NET
22 53 (10.73%) BDD
23 52 (10.53%) AngularJS
23 52 (10.53%) Greenfield Project
24 50 (10.12%) Problem-Solving
24 50 (10.12%) Linux

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 25 (5.06%) SharePoint
2 21 (4.25%) Confluence
3 19 (3.85%) Elasticsearch
4 18 (3.64%) Apache
4 18 (3.64%) Apache Spark
5 17 (3.44%) IIS
6 12 (2.43%) JBoss
7 8 (1.62%) MS Exchange
8 7 (1.42%) NServiceBus
8 7 (1.42%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 7 (1.42%) SAS
9 6 (1.21%) WebLogic
10 4 (0.81%) CMS
11 3 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2013
11 3 (0.61%) IBM Notes
11 3 (0.61%) Mule
11 3 (0.61%) WebSphere
12 2 (0.40%) Apache Solr
12 2 (0.40%) OpenStack
12 2 (0.40%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 48 (9.72%) Microsoft Excel
2 14 (2.83%) Microsoft Office
3 9 (1.82%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (1.21%) Spreadsheet
5 4 (0.81%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.61%) Acrobat
6 3 (0.61%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.40%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 8 (1.62%) Actimize
1 8 (1.62%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (1.42%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 4 (0.81%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (0.61%) Oracle Retail
5 2 (0.40%) FastStats
5 2 (0.40%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.20%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 1 (0.20%) Cognos TM1
6 1 (0.20%) LatentZero
6 1 (0.20%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.20%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.20%) Oracle EBS R12
6 1 (0.20%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.20%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (0.20%) Oracle General Ledger
6 1 (0.20%) PeopleSoft HRMS
6 1 (0.20%) SAP Business One
6 1 (0.20%) SAP CRM
6 1 (0.20%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 122 (24.70%) Microsoft Azure
2 34 (6.88%) Amazon AWS
3 14 (2.83%) Office 365
3 14 (2.83%) Serverless
4 13 (2.63%) Dynamics 365
4 13 (2.63%) PaaS
5 9 (1.82%) GitHub
6 7 (1.42%) Cloud Computing
7 6 (1.21%) IaaS
8 4 (0.81%) Google Cloud Platform
9 3 (0.61%) Amazon S3
9 3 (0.61%) npm
9 3 (0.61%) SaaS
9 3 (0.61%) Yammer
10 2 (0.40%) Amazon EC2
10 2 (0.40%) OneDrive
10 2 (0.40%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 1 (0.20%) Apigee
11 1 (0.20%) Azure Active Directory
11 1 (0.20%) iPaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (2.63%) DNS
2 9 (1.82%) HTTP
2 9 (1.82%) TCP/IP
3 6 (1.21%) SAN
4 4 (0.81%) AMQP
4 4 (0.81%) iSCSI
4 4 (0.81%) LAN
4 4 (0.81%) NAS
4 4 (0.81%) WAN
5 3 (0.61%) Cisco IOS
5 3 (0.61%) DHCP
5 3 (0.61%) Firewall
5 3 (0.61%) Internet
5 3 (0.61%) Kerberos
5 3 (0.61%) MPLS
5 3 (0.61%) Network Security
5 3 (0.61%) VoIP
5 3 (0.61%) Wireless
5 3 (0.61%) X.509
6 2 (0.40%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 118 (23.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 82 (16.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 71 (14.37%) Data Warehouse
4 62 (12.55%) Relational Database
5 47 (9.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 44 (8.91%) Power BI
7 41 (8.30%) SQL Server 2012
8 34 (6.88%) SQL Server 2008
8 34 (6.88%) SQL Server 2016
9 31 (6.28%) Hadoop
10 25 (5.06%) MySQL
11 24 (4.86%) Azure SQL Database
12 23 (4.66%) MongoDB
13 22 (4.45%) Big Data
13 22 (4.45%) NoSQL
14 20 (4.05%) Data Lake
15 19 (3.85%) SQL Server 2014
16 18 (3.64%) Redis
17 16 (3.24%) RDBMS
18 13 (2.63%) Cosmos DB
Development Applications
1 43 (8.70%) Git (software)
2 38 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server
3 37 (7.49%) Visual Studio
4 34 (6.88%) JIRA
5 25 (5.06%) Subversion
6 24 (4.86%) Jenkins
7 23 (4.66%) Visual Studio Team System
8 22 (4.45%) Maven
9 18 (3.64%) jMock
9 18 (3.64%) JUnit
9 18 (3.64%) TeamCity
10 14 (2.83%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 14 (2.83%) Octopus Deploy
11 13 (2.63%) FishEye
12 10 (2.02%) Cucumber
12 10 (2.02%) SpecFlow
13 9 (1.82%) NUnit
14 8 (1.62%) Selenium
14 8 (1.62%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
15 7 (1.42%) Hudson
General
1 182 (36.84%) Finance
2 88 (17.81%) Banking
3 49 (9.92%) Front Office
4 25 (5.06%) Investment Banking
5 17 (3.44%) Financial Institution
5 17 (3.44%) Retail
6 11 (2.23%) Back Office
7 9 (1.82%) Advertising
8 6 (1.21%) Marketing
9 4 (0.81%) Telecoms
10 3 (0.61%) Legal
11 2 (0.40%) Billing
11 2 (0.40%) Private Banking
11 2 (0.40%) Publishing
11 2 (0.40%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.20%) Games
12 1 (0.20%) General Ledger
12 1 (0.20%) Law
12 1 (0.20%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 302 (61.13%) Developer
2 94 (19.03%) .NET Developer
3 75 (15.18%) SQL Developer
4 72 (14.57%) C# Developer
5 63 (12.75%) Analyst
6 44 (8.91%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 42 (8.50%) C# .NET Developer
7 42 (8.50%) Java Developer
8 34 (6.88%) Senior Developer
9 25 (5.06%) SSIS Developer
10 24 (4.86%) SQL Server Developer
11 17 (3.44%) SSRS Developer
12 16 (3.24%) Architect
13 15 (3.04%) DevOps Engineer
14 14 (2.83%) ASP.NET Developer
14 14 (2.83%) DBA
15 13 (2.63%) React Developer
16 12 (2.43%) Analyst Developer
16 12 (2.43%) C# ASP.NET Developer
16 12 (2.43%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 177 (35.83%) .NET
2 62 (12.55%) .NET Framework
3 57 (11.54%) ASP.NET
4 52 (10.53%) AngularJS
5 45 (9.11%) Entity Framework
5 45 (9.11%) HTML
6 44 (8.91%) WCF
6 44 (8.91%) XML
7 43 (8.70%) ASP.NET Web API
8 39 (7.89%) CSS
8 39 (7.89%) React
9 37 (7.49%) REST
10 34 (6.88%) .NET Core
11 30 (6.07%) jQuery
12 29 (5.87%) Middleware
13 27 (5.47%) JMS
13 27 (5.47%) WPF
14 26 (5.26%) ASP.NET MVC
15 24 (4.86%) JSON
16 23 (4.66%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 52 (10.53%) Greenfield Project
2 36 (7.29%) Analytical Skills
3 33 (6.68%) Fixed Income
4 27 (5.47%) Equities
5 26 (5.26%) Self-Motivation
6 25 (5.06%) Fintech
7 23 (4.66%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 22 (4.45%) Derivative
9 20 (4.05%) Hedge funds
10 12 (2.43%) Tandem
11 10 (2.02%) Data Centre
12 8 (1.62%) Management Information System
12 8 (1.62%) Reinsurance
12 8 (1.62%) Replication
13 7 (1.42%) Clustering
13 7 (1.42%) Data Structures
13 7 (1.42%) Reference Data
14 6 (1.21%) Algorithms
14 6 (1.21%) Market Risk
14 6 (1.21%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 70 (14.17%) Windows
2 50 (10.12%) Linux
3 48 (9.72%) Unix
4 30 (6.07%) Windows Server
5 12 (2.43%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (1.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (1.01%) Solaris
7 5 (1.01%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.40%) Mac OS
8 2 (0.40%) Windows 10
8 2 (0.40%) Windows 7
8 2 (0.40%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (0.40%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.20%) AIX
9 1 (0.20%) Android
9 1 (0.20%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.20%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 193 (39.07%) Agile Software Development
2 110 (22.27%) Business Intelligence
3 102 (20.65%) TDD
4 84 (17.00%) ETL
5 70 (14.17%) Scrum
6 62 (12.55%) MVC
7 61 (12.35%) OO
8 53 (10.73%) BDD
9 50 (10.12%) Problem-Solving
10 46 (9.31%) Microservices
11 40 (8.10%) Analytics
11 40 (8.10%) Data Modelling
11 40 (8.10%) DevOps
12 39 (7.89%) SDLC
13 38 (7.69%) SOA
14 37 (7.49%) Test Automation
15 35 (7.09%) Migration
15 35 (7.09%) Visualisation
16 34 (6.88%) Asset Management
16 34 (6.88%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 281 (56.88%) SQL
2 199 (40.28%) C#
3 83 (16.80%) JavaScript
4 79 (15.99%) T-SQL
5 78 (15.79%) Java
6 49 (9.92%) PowerShell
7 33 (6.68%) Python
8 24 (4.86%) VBA
9 15 (3.04%) PL/SQL
10 12 (2.43%) Java 8
10 12 (2.43%) R
11 9 (1.82%) C
12 7 (1.42%) C++
13 6 (1.21%) TypeScript
13 6 (1.21%) VB.NET
14 5 (1.01%) VB
15 4 (0.81%) Bash Shell
15 4 (0.81%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
15 4 (0.81%) Shell Script
15 4 (0.81%) XPath
Qualifications
1 35 (7.09%) Degree
2 13 (2.63%) Microsoft Certification
3 8 (1.62%) Computer Science Degree
4 6 (1.21%) ITIL Certification
5 5 (1.01%) Security Cleared
6 3 (0.61%) CCNA
6 3 (0.61%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (0.61%) Postgraduate
7 2 (0.40%) DV Cleared
7 2 (0.40%) MCSE
7 2 (0.40%) SC Cleared
7 2 (0.40%) TOGAF Certification
8 1 (0.20%) ISEB
8 1 (0.20%) MCP
8 1 (0.20%) MCSA
8 1 (0.20%) MCSD
8 1 (0.20%) Numerate Degree
8 1 (0.20%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.20%) PMP
8 1 (0.20%) SAFe Agilist
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (2.43%) Data Quality
2 11 (2.23%) QA
3 2 (0.40%) PSD2
4 1 (0.20%) GDPR
4 1 (0.20%) MiFID
4 1 (0.20%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.20%) SLA
System Software
1 32 (6.48%) Active Directory
2 20 (4.05%) Docker
3 12 (2.43%) HDFS
4 10 (2.02%) VMware Infrastructure
5 6 (1.21%) Oracle RAC
6 3 (0.61%) Hyper-V
6 3 (0.61%) Virtual Servers
7 2 (0.40%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (0.40%) VMware Workstation
7 2 (0.40%) vSphere
7 2 (0.40%) XenApp
8 1 (0.20%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.20%) NFS
8 1 (0.20%) VMware Server
8 1 (0.20%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 10 (2.02%) Ansible
2 7 (1.42%) Kubernetes
3 6 (1.21%) SCCM
4 5 (1.01%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (1.01%) Puppet
4 5 (1.01%) Terraform
5 4 (0.81%) Kibana
5 4 (0.81%) logstash
5 4 (0.81%) Microsoft Clustering
5 4 (0.81%) Netcool
6 3 (0.61%) Failover Clustering
6 3 (0.61%) ITRS Geneos
6 3 (0.61%) Single Sign-On
6 3 (0.61%) Tivoli
7 2 (0.40%) Hadoop YARN
7 2 (0.40%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 2 (0.40%) Tivoli Monitoring
7 2 (0.40%) vMotion
7 2 (0.40%) WebSphere Service Registry and Repository
7 2 (0.40%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 148 (29.96%) Microsoft
2 84 (17.00%) Oracle
3 31 (6.28%) Sybase
4 27 (5.47%) Tableau
5 21 (4.25%) IBM
6 18 (3.64%) VMware
7 13 (2.63%) Atlassian
8 11 (2.23%) Citrix
9 10 (2.02%) SAP
9 10 (2.02%) TIBCO
10 9 (1.82%) Salesforce.com
11 8 (1.62%) Bloomberg
12 7 (1.42%) Cisco
12 7 (1.42%) Red Hat
13 6 (1.21%) Nimble Storage
14 5 (1.01%) Cadence
14 5 (1.01%) FactSet
14 5 (1.01%) GoldenSource
15 4 (0.81%) Cognos
15 4 (0.81%) Telerik