Period
to 22 September 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 22 September 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
22 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 16 19 20
Rank change year-on-year +3 +1 +5
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 140 489 562
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 7.87% 7.93% 8.11%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 29.35% 31.15% 31.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 113 400 450
Median daily rate £525 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £413 £388 £363
90th Percentile £698 £625 £644
Central London median daily rate £525 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 5
Median hourly rate - £37.25 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +69.32% +2.33%
Central London median hourly rate - £37.25 £22.00
% change year-on-year - +69.32% +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 477 1,570 1,789
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 26.83% 25.46% 25.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 341 1,250 1,417
Median daily rate £525 £525 £525
10th Percentile £383 £388 £370
90th Percentile £688 £688 £675
Central London median daily rate £525 £525 £525
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 9 14
Median hourly rate £35.00 £44.57 £22.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.46% +100.29% -14.40%
10th Percentile £20.90 £21.23 £19.50
90th Percentile £42.65 £70.10 £37.09
Median hourly rate £35.00 £44.57 £22.25
% change year-on-year -21.46% +100.29% -14.40%

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 22 September 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

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 69 (49.29%) SQL
2 58 (41.43%) C#
3 57 (40.71%) Finance
4 47 (33.57%) Azure
5 44 (31.43%) Microsoft
6 43 (30.71%) .NET
7 36 (25.71%) Agile Software Development
8 32 (22.86%) Windows
9 29 (20.71%) T-SQL
9 29 (20.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 29 (20.71%) DevOps
10 28 (20.00%) PowerShell
10 28 (20.00%) JavaScript
11 27 (19.29%) Oracle
12 24 (17.14%) Business Intelligence
12 24 (17.14%) Banking
13 23 (16.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 23 (16.43%) Java
14 22 (15.71%) Unix
14 22 (15.71%) Power Platform
15 20 (14.29%) Power BI
15 20 (14.29%) AngularJS
16 19 (13.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 19 (13.57%) MySQL
17 18 (12.86%) Linux
17 18 (12.86%) Test Automation
18 17 (12.14%) Migration
18 17 (12.14%) Windows Server
19 16 (11.43%) CSS
19 16 (11.43%) AWS

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 12 (8.57%) SharePoint
2 8 (5.71%) IIS
3 6 (4.29%) Confluence
3 6 (4.29%) Elasticsearch
4 3 (2.14%) Apache
4 3 (2.14%) Skype for Business
5 2 (1.43%) JBoss
5 2 (1.43%) Red Hat Fuse
6 1 (0.71%) Apache Solr
6 1 (0.71%) CMS
6 1 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.71%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.71%) nginx
6 1 (0.71%) Oracle Workflow
6 1 (0.71%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (0.71%) Tomcat
Applications
1 7 (5.00%) Photoshop
2 6 (4.29%) Acrobat
2 6 (4.29%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (3.57%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.71%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (2.14%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.43%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 1 (0.71%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.71%) Northgate Housing
3 1 (0.71%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.71%) Siebel CRM
3 1 (0.71%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 47 (33.57%) Azure
2 22 (15.71%) Power Platform
3 16 (11.43%) AWS
4 11 (7.86%) PaaS
5 8 (5.71%) Office 365
6 7 (5.00%) SaaS
7 5 (3.57%) IaaS
7 5 (3.57%) OpenShift
8 3 (2.14%) Azure Active Directory
8 3 (2.14%) Azure Data Factory
8 3 (2.14%) GitHub
8 3 (2.14%) Logic Apps
8 3 (2.14%) Serverless
9 2 (1.43%) Azure Functions
9 2 (1.43%) Data Lake Analytics
9 2 (1.43%) Dynamics 365
9 2 (1.43%) GCP
9 2 (1.43%) NuGet
9 2 (1.43%) PowerApps
10 1 (0.71%) Amazon ElastiCache
Communications & Networking
1 7 (5.00%) TCP/IP
2 5 (3.57%) Firewall
2 5 (3.57%) HTTP
2 5 (3.57%) HTTPS
3 4 (2.86%) Intrusion Detection
3 4 (2.86%) IPsec
4 3 (2.14%) DNS
4 3 (2.14%) Kerberos
4 3 (2.14%) SAN
4 3 (2.14%) Skype
5 2 (1.43%) AMQP
5 2 (1.43%) Internet
5 2 (1.43%) VoIP
6 1 (0.71%) DHCP
6 1 (0.71%) Intranet
6 1 (0.71%) IPv4
6 1 (0.71%) SMTP
6 1 (0.71%) SSL
6 1 (0.71%) VPN
6 1 (0.71%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (20.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 23 (16.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 20 (14.29%) Power BI
4 19 (13.57%) MySQL
4 19 (13.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 12 (8.57%) Data Warehouse
6 9 (6.43%) Azure SQL Database
7 8 (5.71%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 8 (5.71%) MongoDB
7 8 (5.71%) Relational Database
7 8 (5.71%) SQL Server 2008
8 7 (5.00%) SQL Server 2012
9 6 (4.29%) PostgreSQL
10 5 (3.57%) RDBMS
10 5 (3.57%) SQL Server 2014
10 5 (3.57%) SQL Server 2016
11 4 (2.86%) Cosmos DB
11 4 (2.86%) NoSQL
11 4 (2.86%) Redis
11 4 (2.86%) SQL Server 2017
Development Applications
1 10 (7.14%) Git (software)
1 10 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (5.71%) JIRA
2 8 (5.71%) Visual Studio
3 5 (3.57%) Hudson
3 5 (3.57%) Jenkins
3 5 (3.57%) Subversion
3 5 (3.57%) Visual Studio Team System
4 4 (2.86%) Ant
4 4 (2.86%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 4 (2.86%) GitLab
4 4 (2.86%) Octopus Deploy
4 4 (2.86%) TeamCity
5 3 (2.14%) FishEye
6 2 (1.43%) Artifactory
6 2 (1.43%) Bitbucket
6 2 (1.43%) jMock
6 2 (1.43%) JUnit
6 2 (1.43%) Liquibase
6 2 (1.43%) VisualSVN
General
1 57 (40.71%) Finance
2 24 (17.14%) Banking
3 10 (7.14%) Front Office
4 5 (3.57%) International Banking
5 4 (2.86%) Investment Banking
6 3 (2.14%) Advertising
6 3 (2.14%) Local Government
6 3 (2.14%) Public Sector
7 2 (1.43%) Financial Institution
7 2 (1.43%) Retail
8 1 (0.71%) Back Office
8 1 (0.71%) Electronics
8 1 (0.71%) French Language
8 1 (0.71%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.71%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 71 (50.71%) Developer
2 19 (13.57%) C# Developer
3 13 (9.29%) .NET Developer
4 12 (8.57%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 12 (8.57%) SQL Developer
5 11 (7.86%) Analyst
5 11 (7.86%) Architect
6 10 (7.14%) Senior Developer
7 8 (5.71%) DBA
7 8 (5.71%) DevOps Engineer
8 7 (5.00%) Consultant
8 7 (5.00%) Java Developer
8 7 (5.00%) SSIS Developer
9 6 (4.29%) Azure Developer
9 6 (4.29%) C# .NET Developer
9 6 (4.29%) SQL DBA
10 5 (3.57%) Oracle DBA
10 5 (3.57%) Power BI Developer
10 5 (3.57%) Sybase DBA
11 4 (2.86%) Analyst Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (30.71%) .NET
2 20 (14.29%) AngularJS
3 16 (11.43%) CSS
3 16 (11.43%) REST
4 15 (10.71%) .NET Core
4 15 (10.71%) ASP.NET
5 13 (9.29%) HTML
5 13 (9.29%) React
6 12 (8.57%) WCF
7 8 (5.71%) ASP.NET Web API
7 8 (5.71%) HTML5
8 7 (5.00%) .NET Framework
8 7 (5.00%) Reactive Extensions
8 7 (5.00%) Redux
9 6 (4.29%) Entity Framework
9 6 (4.29%) LDAP
9 6 (4.29%) WPF
10 5 (3.57%) Web Services
10 5 (3.57%) XML
11 4 (2.86%) Swing
Miscellaneous
1 12 (8.57%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (7.14%) Management Information System
3 9 (6.43%) Fixed Income
4 7 (5.00%) Data Centre
4 7 (5.00%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (2.86%) Data Structures
5 4 (2.86%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 4 (2.86%) Greenfield Project
5 4 (2.86%) Replication
5 4 (2.86%) User Experience
6 3 (2.14%) Blog
6 3 (2.14%) N-Tier
6 3 (2.14%) Private Cloud
7 2 (1.43%) Hedge funds
7 2 (1.43%) Hybrid Cloud
7 2 (1.43%) Market Risk
7 2 (1.43%) Wiki
8 1 (0.71%) Credit Risk
8 1 (0.71%) Enterprise Storage
8 1 (0.71%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 32 (22.86%) Windows
2 22 (15.71%) Unix
3 18 (12.86%) Linux
4 17 (12.14%) Windows Server
5 4 (2.86%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (2.14%) Mac OS X
6 3 (2.14%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (1.43%) Android
7 2 (1.43%) Apple iOS
7 2 (1.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (1.43%) Windows 10
7 2 (1.43%) Windows Server 2016
8 1 (0.71%) AIX
8 1 (0.71%) VMS
8 1 (0.71%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.71%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (25.71%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (20.71%) DevOps
3 24 (17.14%) Business Intelligence
4 18 (12.86%) Test Automation
5 17 (12.14%) Migration
6 13 (9.29%) Unit Testing
7 12 (8.57%) Microservices
8 11 (7.86%) Data Migration
8 11 (7.86%) ETL
8 11 (7.86%) Information Security
8 11 (7.86%) Performance Tuning
8 11 (7.86%) Software Engineering
9 10 (7.14%) Mentoring
9 10 (7.14%) Multithreading
10 9 (6.43%) Configuration Management
10 9 (6.43%) Data Modelling
10 9 (6.43%) OO
10 9 (6.43%) SDLC
11 8 (5.71%) Asset Management
11 8 (5.71%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 69 (49.29%) SQL
2 58 (41.43%) C#
3 29 (20.71%) T-SQL
4 28 (20.00%) JavaScript
4 28 (20.00%) PowerShell
5 23 (16.43%) Java
6 16 (11.43%) TypeScript
7 13 (9.29%) Python
8 8 (5.71%) Perl
9 5 (3.57%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
9 5 (3.57%) Korn
10 4 (2.86%) R
11 3 (2.14%) Bash Shell
11 3 (2.14%) Groovy
11 3 (2.14%) VBScript
12 2 (1.43%) Apex Code
12 2 (1.43%) Ruby
13 1 (0.71%) BeanShell
13 1 (0.71%) Scala
13 1 (0.71%) VB
Qualifications
1 10 (7.14%) SC Cleared
1 10 (7.14%) Security Cleared
2 7 (5.00%) Degree
3 4 (2.86%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (1.43%) AWS Certification
4 2 (1.43%) DV Cleared
4 2 (1.43%) MCSE
4 2 (1.43%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.71%) ISEB
5 1 (0.71%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (6.43%) QA
2 3 (2.14%) GDPR
2 3 (2.14%) Solvency II
3 2 (1.43%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.71%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (0.71%) Government Security Classifications
4 1 (0.71%) HIPAA
4 1 (0.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.71%) MiFID
4 1 (0.71%) NCSC
System Software
1 12 (8.57%) Active Directory
2 9 (6.43%) Docker
3 8 (5.71%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (1.43%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.71%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 1 (0.71%) UAG
5 1 (0.71%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.71%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 10 (7.14%) Kubernetes
1 10 (7.14%) Terraform
2 6 (4.29%) Ansible
3 4 (2.86%) Norton AntiVirus
4 3 (2.14%) Grafana
4 3 (2.14%) Kibana
4 3 (2.14%) RSA Archer
5 2 (1.43%) Microsoft Intune
5 2 (1.43%) Nagios
5 2 (1.43%) SCCM
5 2 (1.43%) SCOM
6 1 (0.71%) Control-M
6 1 (0.71%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.71%) MaaS360
6 1 (0.71%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 1 (0.71%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.71%) Puppet
6 1 (0.71%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 1 (0.71%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 1 (0.71%) WSUS
Vendors
1 44 (31.43%) Microsoft
2 27 (19.29%) Oracle
3 13 (9.29%) Sybase
4 9 (6.43%) VMware
5 7 (5.00%) Adobe
6 6 (4.29%) Red Hat
6 6 (4.29%) Tableau
7 5 (3.57%) HP
7 5 (3.57%) Salesforce.com
7 5 (3.57%) Symantec
8 4 (2.86%) ArcSight
8 4 (2.86%) Atlassian
8 4 (2.86%) CyberArk
8 4 (2.86%) Databricks
8 4 (2.86%) McAfee
8 4 (2.86%) Qualys
8 4 (2.86%) ServiceNow
9 3 (2.14%) Cisco
9 3 (2.14%) EMC
9 3 (2.14%) SAP