Period
to 2 December 2021

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 2 December 2021 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
2 Dec 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 29 27 19
Rank change year-on-year -2 -8 +3
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 262 128 461
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 6.47% 6.46% 8.07%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 26.76% 26.23% 32.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 217 107 383
10th Percentile £350 £350 £364
25th Percentile £463 £425 £425
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £575 £525 £500
Median % change year-on-year +9.52% +5.00% -
75th Percentile £653 £601 £556
90th Percentile £738 £690 £625
Central London median daily rate £575 £525 £500
% change year-on-year +9.52% +5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £37.17
Central London median hourly rate - - £37.17

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 979 488 1,440
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 24.17% 24.63% 25.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 757 370 1,139
10th Percentile £381 £350 £388
25th Percentile £480 £425 £450
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £570 £525 £525
Median % change year-on-year +8.57% - -
75th Percentile £665 £625 £603
90th Percentile £738 £688 £675
Central London median daily rate £555 £525 £520
% change year-on-year +5.71% +0.96% -0.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 3
10th Percentile £34.15 £20.60 £21.18
25th Percentile £35.50 £21.50 £21.21
Median hourly rate £47.75 £29.75 £22.33
Median % change year-on-year +60.50% +33.23% -25.05%
75th Percentile £65.13 £38.50 £39.50
90th Percentile £72.55 £38.95 £49.10
Central London median hourly rate £47.75 £29.75 £22.33
% change year-on-year +60.50% +33.23% -25.05%

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 2 December 2021.

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 2 December 2021. 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 - 4 £600 -
SQL Server
Central London

For the 6 months to 2 December 2021, 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.

1 157 (59.92%) SQL
2 108 (41.22%) C#
3 104 (39.69%) Finance
4 99 (37.79%) .NET
5 95 (36.26%) Azure
6 91 (34.73%) Oracle
7 82 (31.30%) Microsoft
8 79 (30.15%) Agile Software Development
9 65 (24.81%) DevOps
10 57 (21.76%) Windows
11 52 (19.85%) Banking
12 51 (19.47%) Microsoft Excel
12 51 (19.47%) Business Intelligence
13 45 (17.18%) Data Warehouse
13 45 (17.18%) Social Skills
14 44 (16.79%) T-SQL
14 44 (16.79%) .NET Framework
15 43 (16.41%) Python
16 41 (15.65%) Visual Studio
16 41 (15.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 40 (15.27%) JavaScript
18 39 (14.89%) Java
18 39 (14.89%) ETL
18 39 (14.89%) Data Analysis
19 38 (14.50%) VBA
20 37 (14.12%) Power Platform
20 37 (14.12%) Power BI
21 35 (13.36%) Scrum
22 34 (12.98%) NoSQL
23 32 (12.21%) Oracle Database

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 26 (9.92%) SharePoint
2 17 (6.49%) IIS
3 13 (4.96%) Apache Spark
4 8 (3.05%) MS Exchange
5 3 (1.15%) CMS
5 3 (1.15%) Confluence
5 3 (1.15%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (1.15%) Oracle Coherence
6 2 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.38%) Apache
7 1 (0.38%) JBoss
7 1 (0.38%) Mule
7 1 (0.38%) nginx
7 1 (0.38%) Oracle Workflow
7 1 (0.38%) Red Hat Fuse
7 1 (0.38%) SAS
7 1 (0.38%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (0.38%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.38%) WebSphere
Applications
1 51 (19.47%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (3.05%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (1.15%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (1.15%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.38%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (1.53%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.38%) BusinessWorks
2 1 (0.38%) Magento
2 1 (0.38%) Northgate Housing
2 1 (0.38%) Oracle Cash Management
2 1 (0.38%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 95 (36.26%) Azure
2 37 (14.12%) Power Platform
3 28 (10.69%) AWS
4 17 (6.49%) Microsoft 365
5 14 (5.34%) PaaS
6 11 (4.20%) Azure Data Factory
7 10 (3.82%) Azure Active Directory
8 9 (3.44%) GitHub
8 9 (3.44%) IaaS
9 7 (2.67%) Azure Logic Apps
9 7 (2.67%) Azure Service Bus
9 7 (2.67%) GCP
9 7 (2.67%) PowerApps
10 6 (2.29%) Amazon EMR
10 6 (2.29%) Snowflake
11 5 (1.91%) Azure Cosmos DB
11 5 (1.91%) Azure Key Vault
11 5 (1.91%) Azure Storage
12 4 (1.53%) NuGet
12 4 (1.53%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (3.05%) BGP
2 6 (2.29%) NetScaler
3 3 (1.15%) Fibre Channel
3 3 (1.15%) Firewall
3 3 (1.15%) iSCSI
3 3 (1.15%) LAN
3 3 (1.15%) TCP/IP
4 2 (0.76%) AMQP
4 2 (0.76%) HTTP
4 2 (0.76%) NAS
4 2 (0.76%) SAN
4 2 (0.76%) VLAN
4 2 (0.76%) WebEx
4 2 (0.76%) Wireless
4 2 (0.76%) WLAN
5 1 (0.38%) DNS
5 1 (0.38%) FIX Connectivity
5 1 (0.38%) Internet
5 1 (0.38%) Intranet
5 1 (0.38%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (17.18%) Data Warehouse
2 41 (15.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 37 (14.12%) Power BI
4 34 (12.98%) NoSQL
5 32 (12.21%) Oracle Database
6 20 (7.63%) Relational Database
6 20 (7.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 19 (7.25%) Big Data
7 19 (7.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 18 (6.87%) MongoDB
9 15 (5.73%) RDBMS
9 15 (5.73%) Tableau
10 13 (4.96%) SQL Server 2014
11 10 (3.82%) Data Lake
11 10 (3.82%) MySQL
12 9 (3.44%) Couchbase
12 9 (3.44%) PostgreSQL
13 8 (3.05%) SQL Server 2012
14 7 (2.67%) Azure SQL Database
14 7 (2.67%) Redis
Development Applications
1 41 (15.65%) Visual Studio
2 21 (8.02%) Team Foundation Server
3 17 (6.49%) Git (software)
4 14 (5.34%) Jenkins
5 12 (4.58%) JIRA
6 11 (4.20%) Octopus Deploy
7 9 (3.44%) Selenium
7 9 (3.44%) Subversion
8 8 (3.05%) Maven
8 8 (3.05%) TeamCity
9 5 (1.91%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 4 (1.53%) Artifactory
10 4 (1.53%) Bitbucket
10 4 (1.53%) SonarQube
10 4 (1.53%) Sonatype Nexus
10 4 (1.53%) SpecFlow
10 4 (1.53%) TestNG
11 3 (1.15%) IBM UrbanCode
11 3 (1.15%) WebDriver
11 3 (1.15%) Zephyr
General
1 104 (39.69%) Finance
2 52 (19.85%) Banking
3 45 (17.18%) Social Skills
4 22 (8.40%) Analytical Skills
5 17 (6.49%) Investment Banking
6 15 (5.73%) Front Office
7 7 (2.67%) Legal
8 6 (2.29%) International Banking
9 4 (1.53%) Back Office
9 4 (1.53%) Financial Institution
9 4 (1.53%) Marketing
10 3 (1.15%) Documentation Skills
10 3 (1.15%) Public Sector
11 2 (0.76%) Presentation Skills
11 2 (0.76%) Telecoms
12 1 (0.38%) Advertising
12 1 (0.38%) Electronics
12 1 (0.38%) Games
12 1 (0.38%) Law
12 1 (0.38%) Retail
Job Titles
1 138 (52.67%) Developer
2 39 (14.89%) Analyst
3 30 (11.45%) .NET Developer
3 30 (11.45%) C# Developer
4 29 (11.07%) SQL Developer
5 25 (9.54%) Architect
6 19 (7.25%) Java Developer
7 15 (5.73%) Senior Developer
7 15 (5.73%) SharePoint Developer
8 14 (5.34%) Python Developer
9 12 (4.58%) Data Engineer
9 12 (4.58%) DBA
9 12 (4.58%) Full Stack Developer
9 12 (4.58%) Support Analyst
10 10 (3.82%) Applications Support
10 10 (3.82%) Azure Developer
11 9 (3.44%) Analyst Developer
11 9 (3.44%) SQL Server Developer
12 8 (3.05%) Applications Support Analyst
12 8 (3.05%) Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 99 (37.79%) .NET
2 44 (16.79%) .NET Framework
3 26 (9.92%) ASP.NET
4 22 (8.40%) AngularJS
5 21 (8.02%) React
6 18 (6.87%) Kafka
7 16 (6.11%) REST
7 16 (6.11%) Spring
8 15 (5.73%) .NET Core
9 14 (5.34%) HTML
9 14 (5.34%) Web Services
9 14 (5.34%) WPF
10 12 (4.58%) Entity Framework
10 12 (4.58%) XML
11 10 (3.82%) ASP.NET Web API
11 10 (3.82%) CSS
11 10 (3.82%) jQuery
11 10 (3.82%) Node.js
12 9 (3.44%) JSON
12 9 (3.44%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 13 (4.96%) Fixed Income
2 12 (4.58%) Hedge funds
3 11 (4.20%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 10 (3.82%) Equities
4 10 (3.82%) Management Information System
5 8 (3.05%) Derivative
6 7 (2.67%) Exotic Derivative
6 7 (2.67%) User Experience
7 5 (1.91%) Algorithms
7 5 (1.91%) Data Centre
7 5 (1.91%) Greenfield Project
8 4 (1.53%) Legacy Applications
8 4 (1.53%) Market Risk
8 4 (1.53%) Reference Data
8 4 (1.53%) Self-Motivation
9 3 (1.15%) Cloud Native
9 3 (1.15%) N-Tier
9 3 (1.15%) Wiki
10 2 (0.76%) Clustering
10 2 (0.76%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 57 (21.76%) Windows
2 29 (11.07%) Linux
3 24 (9.16%) Unix
3 24 (9.16%) Windows Server
4 9 (3.44%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (2.67%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (2.67%) Windows Server 2016
6 3 (1.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (1.15%) Windows Server 2019
7 2 (0.76%) Windows 10
7 2 (0.76%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.38%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (30.15%) Agile Software Development
2 65 (24.81%) DevOps
3 51 (19.47%) Business Intelligence
4 39 (14.89%) Data Analysis
4 39 (14.89%) ETL
5 35 (13.36%) Scrum
6 32 (12.21%) Analytics
7 26 (9.92%) Problem-Solving
8 25 (9.54%) TDD
9 24 (9.16%) Software Engineering
10 20 (7.63%) MVC
11 19 (7.25%) Continuous Integration
11 19 (7.25%) SDLC
12 18 (6.87%) Full Stack Development
12 18 (6.87%) Mathematics
12 18 (6.87%) Microservices
12 18 (6.87%) OO
13 17 (6.49%) Disaster Recovery
13 17 (6.49%) ITIL
13 17 (6.49%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 157 (59.92%) SQL
2 108 (41.22%) C#
3 44 (16.79%) T-SQL
4 43 (16.41%) Python
5 40 (15.27%) JavaScript
6 39 (14.89%) Java
7 38 (14.50%) VBA
8 29 (11.07%) VB.NET
9 28 (10.69%) VB
10 18 (6.87%) PL/SQL
10 18 (6.87%) PowerShell
11 9 (3.44%) C
12 8 (3.05%) C++
13 7 (2.67%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
14 5 (1.91%) Groovy
14 5 (1.91%) R
15 4 (1.53%) Shell Script
15 4 (1.53%) TypeScript
16 3 (1.15%) Scala
16 3 (1.15%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 15 (5.73%) Degree
2 8 (3.05%) Computer Science Degree
3 6 (2.29%) SC Cleared
3 6 (2.29%) Security Cleared
4 4 (1.53%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (1.15%) ISTQB
5 3 (1.15%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (1.15%) MCITP
5 3 (1.15%) MCTS
5 3 (1.15%) Numerate Degree
5 3 (1.15%) OCP
5 3 (1.15%) Oracle Certification
6 2 (0.76%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (0.76%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 2 (0.76%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.38%) ACCA
7 1 (0.38%) CIMA
7 1 (0.38%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (7.63%) QA
2 10 (3.82%) Data Quality
3 5 (1.91%) GDPR
4 2 (0.76%) IFRS
4 2 (0.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.76%) Solvency II
5 1 (0.38%) Accessibility
System Software
1 31 (11.83%) Docker
2 21 (8.02%) Active Directory
3 7 (2.67%) Oracle RAC
3 7 (2.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (2.29%) vSphere
5 3 (1.15%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.76%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 26 (9.92%) Kubernetes
2 17 (6.49%) Ansible
3 9 (3.44%) Terraform
4 6 (2.29%) Data Guard
5 5 (1.91%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (1.91%) SCCM
6 4 (1.53%) BladeLogic
7 3 (1.15%) ITRS Geneos
7 3 (1.15%) Microsoft Clustering
7 3 (1.15%) Oracle RMAN
7 3 (1.15%) Puppet
8 2 (0.76%) Control-M
8 2 (0.76%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 1 (0.38%) Active Directory Federation Services
9 1 (0.38%) EMC NetWorker
9 1 (0.38%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
9 1 (0.38%) Foglight
9 1 (0.38%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 1 (0.38%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 91 (34.73%) Oracle
2 82 (31.30%) Microsoft
3 13 (4.96%) Sybase
4 11 (4.20%) Alteryx
5 10 (3.82%) Citrix
5 10 (3.82%) Databricks
6 9 (3.44%) VMware
7 8 (3.05%) Cisco
8 5 (1.91%) Splunk
9 4 (1.53%) IBM
10 3 (1.15%) AppDynamics
10 3 (1.15%) Cloudera
10 3 (1.15%) CommVault
10 3 (1.15%) Confluent
10 3 (1.15%) CyberArk
10 3 (1.15%) EMC
10 3 (1.15%) Google
10 3 (1.15%) LogicMonitor
10 3 (1.15%) Red Hat
10 3 (1.15%) Talend