Period
to 26 January 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 26 January 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
26 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 19 23 14
Rank change year-on-year +4 -9 -1
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 332 486 646
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 6.86% 7.15% 9.05%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 30.35% 29.15% 36.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 262 382 539
City of London median daily rate £475 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.00% +5.26% +10.47%
10th Percentile £350 £369 £363
90th Percentile £625 £638 £650
Central London median daily rate £479 £500 £475
% change year-on-year -4.25% +5.26% +11.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 3
City of London median hourly rate £37.17 £29.80 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +24.74% +8.35% -38.89%
Central London median hourly rate £35.00 £29.80 £24.50
% change year-on-year +17.47% +21.61% -45.56%

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 1,094 1,667 1,768
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 22.62% 24.53% 24.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 854 1,338 1,485
City of London median daily rate £520 £525 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.95% - +10.53%
10th Percentile £375 £384 £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 4 7 6
City of London median hourly rate £25.00 £37.09 £27.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -32.60% +33.66% -38.33%
10th Percentile £22.17 £29.50 £23.38
90th Percentile £46.50 £65.61 £33.25
Central London median hourly rate £35.00 £37.09 £27.50
% change year-on-year -5.63% +34.87% -38.89%

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 26 January 2020.

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 26 January 2020.

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 26 January 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 +3 11 £550 -
SQL Server
Central London

For the 6 months to 26 January 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.

1 206 (62.05%) SQL
2 139 (41.87%) .NET
3 133 (40.06%) C#
4 122 (36.75%) Microsoft
5 116 (34.94%) Finance
6 115 (34.64%) Azure
7 101 (30.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 93 (28.01%) Agile Software Development
9 84 (25.30%) Business Intelligence
10 72 (21.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 54 (16.27%) T-SQL
12 53 (15.96%) Oracle
12 53 (15.96%) Data Warehouse
13 50 (15.06%) AngularJS
14 46 (13.86%) ETL
14 46 (13.86%) PowerShell
15 45 (13.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 45 (13.55%) JavaScript
16 42 (12.65%) Migration
17 41 (12.35%) Windows
18 40 (12.05%) DevOps
19 39 (11.75%) Power BI
19 39 (11.75%) Power Platform
20 38 (11.45%) ASP.NET
20 38 (11.45%) Banking
21 37 (11.14%) Microsoft Excel
22 33 (9.94%) CSS
22 33 (9.94%) HTML
23 32 (9.64%) MVC
23 32 (9.64%) 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 28 (8.43%) SharePoint
2 20 (6.02%) IIS
3 7 (2.11%) CMS
3 7 (2.11%) Confluence
3 7 (2.11%) Skype for Business
4 6 (1.81%) Apache
5 5 (1.51%) SharePoint 2013
5 5 (1.51%) Sitecore CMS
5 5 (1.51%) Umbraco
6 3 (0.90%) Elasticsearch
6 3 (0.90%) Oracle Workflow
6 3 (0.90%) SAS
6 3 (0.90%) WebLogic
7 2 (0.60%) Apache Spark
7 2 (0.60%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (0.60%) DataSynapse
7 2 (0.60%) FileNet
7 2 (0.60%) WebLogic Integration
8 1 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.30%) Jupyter
Applications
1 37 (11.14%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.60%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.60%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (0.60%) MS Visio
2 2 (0.60%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 21 (6.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.20%) Oracle Financials
3 3 (0.90%) Oracle FAH
4 2 (0.60%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 2 (0.60%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.60%) FLEXCUBE
4 2 (0.60%) HFM
4 2 (0.60%) Oracle Assets
4 2 (0.60%) Oracle Cash Management
4 2 (0.60%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.60%) Oracle ERP
4 2 (0.60%) Oracle General Ledger
4 2 (0.60%) Oracle Internet Expenses
4 2 (0.60%) Oracle Payables
4 2 (0.60%) Oracle Receivables
4 2 (0.60%) Unit4 Business World
5 1 (0.30%) FastStats
5 1 (0.30%) Magento
5 1 (0.30%) SAP R/3
5 1 (0.30%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 115 (34.64%) Azure
2 39 (11.75%) Power Platform
3 26 (7.83%) AWS
4 15 (4.52%) PaaS
5 14 (4.22%) Office 365
6 11 (3.31%) Dynamics 365
7 10 (3.01%) Azure Data Factory
7 10 (3.01%) npm
8 9 (2.71%) GCP
9 8 (2.41%) SaaS
10 7 (2.11%) IaaS
11 6 (1.81%) GitHub
12 4 (1.20%) Cloud Computing
13 3 (0.90%) Azure Active Directory
13 3 (0.90%) Azure Stack
13 3 (0.90%) Mimecast
14 2 (0.60%) Data Lake Analytics
14 2 (0.60%) iPaaS
14 2 (0.60%) OpenShift
14 2 (0.60%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 6 (1.81%) LAN
1 6 (1.81%) SAN
1 6 (1.81%) WAN
2 3 (0.90%) DNS
2 3 (0.90%) VPN
3 2 (0.60%) DHCP
3 2 (0.60%) FTP
3 2 (0.60%) Internet
3 2 (0.60%) NAS
3 2 (0.60%) NetScaler
3 2 (0.60%) Skype
3 2 (0.60%) SSL
3 2 (0.60%) VoIP
4 1 (0.30%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (0.30%) Cisco IOS
4 1 (0.30%) HTTP
4 1 (0.30%) HTTPS
4 1 (0.30%) PBX
4 1 (0.30%) SMTP
4 1 (0.30%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 101 (30.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 72 (21.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 53 (15.96%) Data Warehouse
4 45 (13.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 39 (11.75%) Power BI
6 24 (7.23%) Relational Database
7 23 (6.93%) SQL Server 2016
8 22 (6.63%) SQL Server 2008
9 16 (4.82%) QlikView
10 13 (3.92%) Azure SQL Database
10 13 (3.92%) SQL Server 2012
11 12 (3.61%) NoSQL
12 11 (3.31%) Oracle Database
13 10 (3.01%) Big Data
14 9 (2.71%) MongoDB
14 9 (2.71%) OLAP
14 9 (2.71%) PostgreSQL
14 9 (2.71%) SQL Server 2014
14 9 (2.71%) SQL Server 2017
15 8 (2.41%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 31 (9.34%) Visual Studio
2 24 (7.23%) TeamCity
3 22 (6.63%) Git (software)
3 22 (6.63%) Team Foundation Server
4 16 (4.82%) Octopus Deploy
5 13 (3.92%) JIRA
6 7 (2.11%) gulp
6 7 (2.11%) Moq
6 7 (2.11%) Selenium
6 7 (2.11%) SpecFlow
7 6 (1.81%) NUnit
7 6 (1.81%) Visual Studio Team System
8 5 (1.51%) Grunt
8 5 (1.51%) Jenkins
8 5 (1.51%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 5 (1.51%) Subversion
9 4 (1.20%) Cucumber
9 4 (1.20%) MSTest
10 3 (0.90%) Jasmine
10 3 (0.90%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 116 (34.94%) Finance
2 38 (11.45%) Banking
3 16 (4.82%) Front Office
4 11 (3.31%) Public Sector
5 9 (2.71%) Marketing
6 8 (2.41%) Investment Banking
7 6 (1.81%) Retail
8 5 (1.51%) Law
9 4 (1.20%) Games
9 4 (1.20%) Legal
9 4 (1.20%) Publishing
10 3 (0.90%) Financial Institution
10 3 (0.90%) Manufacturing
11 2 (0.60%) Advertising
11 2 (0.60%) Electronics
11 2 (0.60%) General Ledger
11 2 (0.60%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (0.60%) Telecoms
12 1 (0.30%) French Language
12 1 (0.30%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 183 (55.12%) Developer
2 60 (18.07%) SQL Developer
3 52 (15.66%) C# Developer
4 49 (14.76%) .NET Developer
5 40 (12.05%) Analyst
6 26 (7.83%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 21 (6.33%) C# .NET Developer
8 20 (6.02%) SSIS Developer
9 18 (5.42%) SQL Server Developer
10 17 (5.12%) Full Stack Developer
11 15 (4.52%) Senior Developer
12 14 (4.22%) Architect
12 14 (4.22%) Data Analyst
13 12 (3.61%) DBA
13 12 (3.61%) SQL DBA
14 11 (3.31%) Angular Developer
14 11 (3.31%) Azure Developer
15 10 (3.01%) Azure Engineer
15 10 (3.01%) DevOps Engineer
15 10 (3.01%) SQL BI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 139 (41.87%) .NET
2 50 (15.06%) AngularJS
3 38 (11.45%) ASP.NET
4 33 (9.94%) CSS
4 33 (9.94%) HTML
5 28 (8.43%) .NET Framework
6 26 (7.83%) .NET Core
7 23 (6.93%) ASP.NET Web API
7 23 (6.93%) XML
8 20 (6.02%) React
9 19 (5.72%) REST
10 17 (5.12%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 16 (4.82%) WCF
12 15 (4.52%) MDX
13 14 (4.22%) ASP.NET MVC
13 14 (4.22%) RESTful
14 13 (3.92%) Web Services
15 12 (3.61%) JSON
16 11 (3.31%) WPF
17 10 (3.01%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 16 (4.82%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (4.22%) Greenfield Project
3 8 (2.41%) Equities
3 8 (2.41%) Reinsurance
3 8 (2.41%) Self-Motivation
4 7 (2.11%) Replication
5 6 (1.81%) Derivative
5 6 (1.81%) Hedge funds
5 6 (1.81%) User Experience
6 5 (1.51%) Clustering
6 5 (1.51%) Fat Client
6 5 (1.51%) Fixed Income
6 5 (1.51%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 5 (1.51%) Management Information System
6 5 (1.51%) Thin Client
7 4 (1.20%) Public Cloud
8 3 (0.90%) Data Centre
8 3 (0.90%) Data Structures
8 3 (0.90%) N-Tier
9 2 (0.60%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 41 (12.35%) Windows
2 13 (3.92%) Linux
2 13 (3.92%) Windows Server
3 9 (2.71%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (2.11%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (1.51%) Unix
6 4 (1.20%) VMS
7 3 (0.90%) Windows 7
8 2 (0.60%) Android
8 2 (0.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.30%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.30%) CentOS
9 1 (0.30%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.30%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.30%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 93 (28.01%) Agile Software Development
2 84 (25.30%) Business Intelligence
3 46 (13.86%) ETL
4 42 (12.65%) Migration
5 40 (12.05%) DevOps
6 32 (9.64%) Analytics
6 32 (9.64%) MVC
7 30 (9.04%) Test Automation
8 27 (8.13%) CRM
8 27 (8.13%) TDD
9 23 (6.93%) Data Modelling
10 22 (6.63%) Asset Management
11 21 (6.33%) Continuous Integration
11 21 (6.33%) Data Analysis
12 18 (5.42%) Performance Tuning
12 18 (5.42%) Scrum
13 17 (5.12%) Microservices
13 17 (5.12%) Problem-Solving
14 16 (4.82%) SDLC
15 15 (4.52%) Kimball Methodology
Programming Languages
1 206 (62.05%) SQL
2 133 (40.06%) C#
3 54 (16.27%) T-SQL
4 46 (13.86%) PowerShell
5 45 (13.55%) JavaScript
6 29 (8.73%) Python
7 16 (4.82%) Java
8 13 (3.92%) PL/SQL
8 13 (3.92%) TypeScript
8 13 (3.92%) VBA
9 8 (2.41%) Perl
9 8 (2.41%) VB
9 8 (2.41%) VB.NET
10 6 (1.81%) Bash Shell
11 5 (1.51%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
11 5 (1.51%) R
12 4 (1.20%) PHP
12 4 (1.20%) Ruby
12 4 (1.20%) Scala
12 4 (1.20%) X++
Qualifications
1 19 (5.72%) Security Cleared
2 17 (5.12%) SC Cleared
3 9 (2.71%) Degree
4 6 (1.81%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (1.51%) Computer Science Degree
5 5 (1.51%) MCITP
6 4 (1.20%) BC Cleared
7 3 (0.90%) ISEB
8 2 (0.60%) MCP
9 1 (0.30%) Citrix Certification
9 1 (0.30%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.30%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.30%) MCDBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (5.12%) QA
2 9 (2.71%) Data Quality
3 8 (2.41%) SLA
4 7 (2.11%) GDPR
4 7 (2.11%) IFRS
4 7 (2.11%) Solvency II
5 5 (1.51%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 2 (0.60%) COREP
6 2 (0.60%) Cyber Essentials
6 2 (0.60%) FINREP
6 2 (0.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.60%) WCAG
7 1 (0.30%) Dodd-Frank
7 1 (0.30%) EMIR
7 1 (0.30%) GxP
7 1 (0.30%) MiFID
7 1 (0.30%) PMO
System Software
1 19 (5.72%) Active Directory
2 10 (3.01%) Docker
3 8 (2.41%) Oracle RAC
3 8 (2.41%) Virtual Machines
3 8 (2.41%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (1.51%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (0.60%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
5 2 (0.60%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.30%) HDFS
6 1 (0.30%) UAG
6 1 (0.30%) vSphere
6 1 (0.30%) XenApp
6 1 (0.30%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 6 (1.81%) Ansible
1 6 (1.81%) Kubernetes
1 6 (1.81%) Puppet
2 5 (1.51%) MIIS
2 5 (1.51%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (1.20%) Single Sign-On
3 4 (1.20%) Terraform
4 3 (0.90%) SCCM
4 3 (0.90%) SCOM
5 2 (0.60%) Control-M
5 2 (0.60%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 1 (0.30%) Docker Swarm
6 1 (0.30%) FortiGate
6 1 (0.30%) Grafana
6 1 (0.30%) Graphite
6 1 (0.30%) Hadoop YARN
6 1 (0.30%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (0.30%) Perfmon
6 1 (0.30%) SCOrch
6 1 (0.30%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 122 (36.75%) Microsoft
2 53 (15.96%) Oracle
3 21 (6.33%) Tableau
4 14 (4.22%) VMware
5 9 (2.71%) Google
6 8 (2.41%) Citrix
7 7 (2.11%) Cognos
7 7 (2.11%) Hyperion
7 7 (2.11%) SAP
8 5 (1.51%) Bloomberg
8 5 (1.51%) Sitecore
8 5 (1.51%) Splunk
8 5 (1.51%) Sybase
9 3 (0.90%) Atlassian
9 3 (0.90%) Cisco
9 3 (0.90%) IBM
9 3 (0.90%) Kofax
9 3 (0.90%) Red Hat
9 3 (0.90%) Teradata
10 2 (0.60%) Apple