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 3 months to 23 March 2017 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
London / City of London
Rank 13 10 10
Rank change year-on-year -3 0  
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 290 330 518
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 9.68% 10.04% 10.30%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 36.39% 35.95% 41.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 236 267 413
Median daily rate £456 £440 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.69% +3.52%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £326 £313 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year - +1.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 0
Median hourly rate £22.34 £19.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.55% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.25 £20.75 £32.50
% change year-on-year +79.51% -36.15%  

SQL Server is in the database and business intelligence skills category. The next 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 and business intelligence skills.

Contract Database & Business Intelligence Skills
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 797 918 1253
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 26.61% 27.92% 24.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 630 743 972
Median daily rate £488 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.63% +5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £332 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 5
Median hourly rate £22.34 £31.29 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -28.60% -13.09%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.75 £32.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year -2.30% -  

SQL Server
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London citing SQL Server as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Database & Business Intelligence category.

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 3 months to 23 March 2017.

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server in the City of London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL Server in the City of London

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 23 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region with a requirement for SQL Server.

1 334 (54.13%) SQL
2 287 (46.52%) Finance
3 269 (43.60%) C#
4 254 (41.17%) .NET
5 206 (33.39%) Microsoft
6 160 (25.93%) Agile Software Development
7 155 (25.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 137 (22.20%) Windows
9 132 (21.39%) Banking
10 116 (18.80%) Business Intelligence
11 115 (18.64%) T-SQL
11 115 (18.64%) Oracle
12 111 (17.99%) TDD
13 102 (16.53%) MVC
14 98 (15.88%) ASP.NET
15 95 (15.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 93 (15.07%) MS Excel
16 93 (15.07%) SQL Server 2008
17 87 (14.10%) Scrum
18 85 (13.78%) Microsoft Azure
19 81 (13.13%) JavaScript
20 79 (12.80%) HTML
21 76 (12.32%) Java
21 76 (12.32%) Team Foundation Server
22 72 (11.67%) SQL Server 2012
23 70 (11.35%) ETL
24 69 (11.18%) AngularJS
25 68 (11.02%) Web Services
26 66 (10.70%) Data Warehouse
27 65 (10.53%) WCF

SQL Server
Top Related 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 50 (8.10%) IIS
2 49 (7.94%) SharePoint
3 32 (5.19%) BizTalk Server
4 20 (3.24%) WebSphere
5 14 (2.27%) Apache
6 12 (1.94%) Confluence
6 12 (1.94%) SAS
7 11 (1.78%) MS Exchange
8 8 (1.30%) JBoss
8 8 (1.30%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 6 (0.97%) Apache Spark
10 5 (0.81%) CMS
10 5 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2010
10 5 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2013
10 5 (0.81%) Tomcat
11 4 (0.65%) SharePoint 2013
12 3 (0.49%) Elasticsearch
12 3 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2007
12 3 (0.49%) Kentico
13 2 (0.32%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 93 (15.07%) MS Excel
2 20 (3.24%) MS Office
3 7 (1.13%) MS Project
3 7 (1.13%) MS Visio
4 6 (0.97%) SPSS
5 4 (0.65%) Adobe Illustrator
5 4 (0.65%) Photoshop
6 3 (0.49%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.32%) InfoPath
8 1 (0.16%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 35 (5.67%) Dynamics CRM
2 25 (4.05%) Dynamics AX
3 5 (0.81%) Workday HCM
4 4 (0.65%) Markit EDM
5 3 (0.49%) Eagle PACE
5 3 (0.49%) Exstream
6 2 (0.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 2 (0.32%) Temenos T24
7 1 (0.16%) Dynamics GP
7 1 (0.16%) ION MarketView
7 1 (0.16%) Remedy ITSM
7 1 (0.16%) ResourceLink
7 1 (0.16%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 1 (0.16%) thinkFolio
7 1 (0.16%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 85 (13.78%) Microsoft Azure
2 40 (6.48%) Amazon AWS
3 36 (5.83%) IaaS
4 30 (4.86%) PaaS
5 12 (1.94%) GitHub
6 11 (1.78%) Office 365
7 6 (0.97%) Azure Active Directory
8 4 (0.65%) SaaS
9 3 (0.49%) Cloud Computing
9 3 (0.49%) SuccessFactors
10 2 (0.32%) AWS CloudFormation
11 1 (0.16%) Akamai
11 1 (0.16%) Amazon EC2
11 1 (0.16%) Amazon ELB
11 1 (0.16%) Amazon S3
11 1 (0.16%) Data Lake Analytics
11 1 (0.16%) Google Cloud Platform
11 1 (0.16%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 23 (3.73%) Firewall
2 16 (2.59%) Internet
3 14 (2.27%) DNS
3 14 (2.27%) LAN
4 11 (1.78%) WAN
5 9 (1.46%) Intranet
6 8 (1.30%) HTTP
6 8 (1.30%) SSL
7 7 (1.13%) MPLS
7 7 (1.13%) VPN
8 6 (0.97%) FTP
8 6 (0.97%) SAN
8 6 (0.97%) TCP/IP
9 5 (0.81%) LDAP
10 4 (0.65%) AMQP
10 4 (0.65%) DHCP
10 4 (0.65%) NAS
10 4 (0.65%) snoop
11 3 (0.49%) Cisco ASA
11 3 (0.49%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 155 (25.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 95 (15.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 93 (15.07%) SQL Server 2008
4 72 (11.67%) SQL Server 2012
5 66 (10.70%) Data Warehouse
6 51 (8.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 44 (7.13%) NoSQL
8 42 (6.81%) SQL Server 2014
9 30 (4.86%) Power BI
10 28 (4.54%) Oracle Database
10 28 (4.54%) Relational Database
11 27 (4.38%) SQL Server 2016
12 25 (4.05%) Big Data
13 19 (3.08%) QlikView
14 18 (2.92%) Hadoop
14 18 (2.92%) MongoDB
15 16 (2.59%) Oracle Database 11g
16 15 (2.43%) MySQL
17 13 (2.11%) BusinessObjects
17 13 (2.11%) DB2
Development Applications
1 76 (12.32%) Team Foundation Server
2 54 (8.75%) JIRA
3 44 (7.13%) Git (software)
4 33 (5.35%) NUnit
5 29 (4.70%) Visual Studio
6 24 (3.89%) Subversion
7 20 (3.24%) MSTest
8 19 (3.08%) TeamCity
9 18 (2.92%) Jenkins
10 15 (2.43%) SpecFlow
11 9 (1.46%) Bitbucket
11 9 (1.46%) Talend Open Studio
12 7 (1.13%) gulp
12 7 (1.13%) Mocha
12 7 (1.13%) Moq
12 7 (1.13%) ReSharper
12 7 (1.13%) Selenium
13 6 (0.97%) Eclipse
13 6 (0.97%) Maven
13 6 (0.97%) MSBuild
General
1 287 (46.52%) Finance
2 132 (21.39%) Banking
3 44 (7.13%) Front Office
4 26 (4.21%) Investment Banking
5 23 (3.73%) Back Office
6 21 (3.40%) Marketing
7 19 (3.08%) Financial Institution
8 17 (2.76%) Retail
9 14 (2.27%) Advertising
10 11 (1.78%) Legal
11 4 (0.65%) Games
11 4 (0.65%) Law
12 2 (0.32%) Electronics
12 2 (0.32%) Manufacturing
12 2 (0.32%) Publishing
12 2 (0.32%) Retail Banking
12 2 (0.32%) Telecoms
13 1 (0.16%) General Ledger
13 1 (0.16%) Local Government
13 1 (0.16%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 352 (57.05%) Developer
2 97 (15.72%) C# Developer
3 96 (15.56%) .NET Developer
3 96 (15.56%) SQL Developer
4 89 (14.42%) Analyst
5 56 (9.08%) Senior Developer
6 53 (8.59%) Architect
7 45 (7.29%) C# .NET Developer
8 35 (5.67%) SQL Analyst
9 33 (5.35%) SQL Server Developer
10 31 (5.02%) Microsoft Developer
11 29 (4.70%) Senior C# Developer
11 29 (4.70%) WPF Developer
12 28 (4.54%) Business Intelligence Developer
13 27 (4.38%) Consultant
14 26 (4.21%) Analyst Developer
15 24 (3.89%) C# WPF Developer
15 24 (3.89%) Senior .NET Developer
16 23 (3.73%) DBA
16 23 (3.73%) SSIS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 254 (41.17%) .NET
2 98 (15.88%) ASP.NET
3 79 (12.80%) HTML
4 69 (11.18%) AngularJS
5 68 (11.02%) Web Services
6 65 (10.53%) WCF
7 64 (10.37%) .NET Framework
8 53 (8.59%) WPF
9 50 (8.10%) ASP.NET MVC
10 49 (7.94%) CSS
11 45 (7.29%) Entity Framework
12 43 (6.97%) HTML5
13 41 (6.65%) jQuery
14 38 (6.16%) REST
15 37 (6.00%) XML
16 36 (5.83%) ASP.NET Web API
17 31 (5.02%) RESTful
18 27 (4.38%) Middleware
19 21 (3.40%) WinForms
20 16 (2.59%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 33 (5.35%) Analytical Skills
2 23 (3.73%) Fixed Income
3 22 (3.57%) Management Information System
4 18 (2.92%) User Experience
5 16 (2.59%) Credit Risk
5 16 (2.59%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 15 (2.43%) Mobile App
7 14 (2.27%) Equities
8 13 (2.11%) Computer Science
9 12 (1.94%) Market Risk
10 11 (1.78%) Data Structures
11 10 (1.62%) Clustering
11 10 (1.62%) Data Centre
11 10 (1.62%) Fintech
12 9 (1.46%) SWIFT
13 8 (1.30%) Replication
14 7 (1.13%) Public Cloud
14 7 (1.13%) Reference Data
15 6 (0.97%) Enterprise Software
15 6 (0.97%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 137 (22.20%) Windows
2 47 (7.62%) Windows Server
3 44 (7.13%) Linux
4 35 (5.67%) Unix
5 17 (2.76%) Windows Server 2008
5 17 (2.76%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (1.30%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (0.97%) Solaris
8 5 (0.81%) CentOS
8 5 (0.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (0.81%) Windows 7
9 3 (0.49%) AIX
9 3 (0.49%) Android
10 2 (0.32%) Apple iOS
10 2 (0.32%) Windows 10
10 2 (0.32%) Windows 8
10 2 (0.32%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.16%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 160 (25.93%) Agile Software Development
2 116 (18.80%) Business Intelligence
3 111 (17.99%) TDD
4 102 (16.53%) MVC
5 87 (14.10%) Scrum
6 70 (11.35%) ETL
7 63 (10.21%) Data Modelling
8 45 (7.29%) Analytics
9 44 (7.13%) DevOps
10 43 (6.97%) CRM
11 39 (6.32%) ERP
11 39 (6.32%) Multithreading
12 37 (6.00%) Performance Tuning
13 35 (5.67%) Asset Management
14 34 (5.51%) Mathematics
14 34 (5.51%) MVVM
15 33 (5.35%) Continuous Integration
16 32 (5.19%) Migration
17 31 (5.02%) BDD
18 28 (4.54%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 334 (54.13%) SQL
2 269 (43.60%) C#
3 115 (18.64%) T-SQL
4 81 (13.13%) JavaScript
5 76 (12.32%) Java
6 50 (8.10%) PowerShell
7 27 (4.38%) Python
8 24 (3.89%) VBA
9 19 (3.08%) VB
10 16 (2.59%) VB.NET
11 13 (2.11%) Shell Script
12 12 (1.94%) Perl
13 10 (1.62%) PL/SQL
13 10 (1.62%) Ruby
14 8 (1.30%) TypeScript
15 7 (1.13%) C
16 6 (0.97%) Bash Shell
16 6 (0.97%) R
17 5 (0.81%) C++
17 5 (0.81%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Qualifications
1 38 (6.16%) Degree
2 12 (1.94%) Security Cleared
3 8 (1.30%) DV Cleared
4 4 (0.65%) CFA
5 3 (0.49%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (0.49%) MCSE
5 3 (0.49%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (0.32%) CCNA
6 2 (0.32%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (0.32%) CISSP
6 2 (0.32%) CTC Cleared
6 2 (0.32%) ISEB
6 2 (0.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (0.32%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.16%) CISA
7 1 (0.16%) CISM
7 1 (0.16%) MCITP
7 1 (0.16%) Microsoft Certified Master
7 1 (0.16%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.16%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (3.24%) QA
2 11 (1.78%) Data Quality
3 9 (1.46%) PCI DSS
4 6 (0.97%) Dodd-Frank
5 5 (0.81%) SEPA
5 5 (0.81%) Solvency II
6 3 (0.49%) SLA
7 1 (0.16%) COBIT
7 1 (0.16%) GDPR
7 1 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.16%) MiFID
7 1 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.16%) WCAG
System Software
1 38 (6.16%) Active Directory
2 11 (1.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (1.46%) Docker
4 7 (1.13%) Oracle RAC
5 4 (0.65%) Hyper-V
5 4 (0.65%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
5 4 (0.65%) XenApp
5 4 (0.65%) XenDesktop
6 3 (0.49%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (0.49%) vSphere
7 2 (0.32%) Corosync
7 2 (0.32%) NFS
7 2 (0.32%) vCloud
7 2 (0.32%) Virtual Servers
7 2 (0.32%) XenServer
8 1 (0.16%) iptables
8 1 (0.16%) ISA Server
8 1 (0.16%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.16%) Samba
8 1 (0.16%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 7 (1.13%) SCOM
2 6 (0.97%) Ansible
2 6 (0.97%) Puppet
2 6 (0.97%) SCCM
3 4 (0.65%) Backup Exec
3 4 (0.65%) HAProxy
3 4 (0.65%) SCOrch
3 4 (0.65%) Tivoli
4 3 (0.49%) Data Guard
4 3 (0.49%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
4 3 (0.49%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 3 (0.49%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (0.49%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (0.49%) Oracle RMAN
4 3 (0.49%) Terraform
5 2 (0.32%) Dollar Universe
5 2 (0.32%) Failover Clustering
5 2 (0.32%) Galera Cluster
5 2 (0.32%) ITRS Geneos
5 2 (0.32%) Oozie
Vendors
1 206 (33.39%) Microsoft
2 115 (18.64%) Oracle
3 28 (4.54%) VMware
4 26 (4.21%) IBM
5 25 (4.05%) Tableau
6 24 (3.89%) Sybase
7 18 (2.92%) Cisco
8 17 (2.76%) SAP
9 15 (2.43%) Citrix
10 13 (2.11%) Bloomberg
10 13 (2.11%) HP
11 11 (1.78%) MicroStrategy
11 11 (1.78%) Teradata
12 10 (1.62%) Infragistics
13 9 (1.46%) Talend
13 9 (1.46%) TIBCO
14 7 (1.13%) Informatica
14 7 (1.13%) Salesforce.com
14 7 (1.13%) Splunk
15 6 (0.97%) Cognos
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
City, London
Oscar
Rate: £300 - £340 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City of London
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
HFG
Rate: £400 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City of London
Arrows Group Ltd
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £400 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City of London
Arrows Group Ltd
Rate: £500 - £600 per day + negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
onezeero.
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Venturi
Rate: £500 - £525 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £550 - £650 per day + FINANCE
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £400 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City of London
Arrows Group Ltd
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £350 - £370 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £450.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City of London
Washington Frank
Posted: 7 days ago
City, London
Eames Consulting
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Cadence Resourcing
Rate: On application
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £450 - £500 per day + None
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
The Collinson Group
Rate: 6 Month Contract
Posted: 3 days ago
City of London
Real Staffing
Rate: £300 - £325 per day + competitive
Posted: 7 days ago