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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 24 May 2022 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
24 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 46 50 21
Rank change year-on-year +4 -29 +5
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 203 124 226
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 4.85% 4.36% 7.13%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 23.88% 20.26% 29.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 165 71 159
10th Percentile £406 £400 £363
25th Percentile £488 £462 £425
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £575 £550 £475
Median % change year-on-year +4.55% +15.79% -5.00%
75th Percentile £694 £625 £563
90th Percentile £750 £725 £675
Central London median daily rate £575 £525 £475
% change year-on-year +9.52% +10.53% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 0
Median hourly rate - £8.00 -
Central London median hourly rate - £8.00 -

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 850 612 767
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 20.32% 21.53% 24.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 654 407 579
10th Percentile £425 £394 £363
25th Percentile £500 £461 £418
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £575 £550 £500
Median % change year-on-year +4.55% +10.00% -4.76%
75th Percentile £710 £638 £600
90th Percentile £800 £713 £675
Central London median daily rate £575 £550 £500
% change year-on-year +4.55% +10.00% -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 7 5
10th Percentile £38.15 - £20.00
25th Percentile £44.00 - £24.50
Median hourly rate £54.50 £8.00 £25.00
Median % change year-on-year +581.25% -68.00% -28.57%
75th Percentile £61.75 £24.46 £39.25
90th Percentile - £28.31 £44.35
Central London median hourly rate £54.50 £17.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +220.59% -32.00% -28.57%

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 24 May 2022.

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 24 May 2022, 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.

1 115 (56.65%) SQL
2 88 (43.35%) Azure
3 80 (39.41%) Microsoft
4 72 (35.47%) Finance
5 65 (32.02%) Agile
6 64 (31.53%) C#
7 63 (31.03%) .NET
8 50 (24.63%) DevOps
9 49 (24.14%) Social Skills
10 43 (21.18%) Oracle
11 37 (18.23%) Banking
12 36 (17.73%) Java
13 33 (16.26%) Python
14 32 (15.76%) CI/CD
15 31 (15.27%) Business Intelligence
16 30 (14.78%) Windows
16 30 (14.78%) AWS
17 29 (14.29%) JavaScript
18 28 (13.79%) Data Warehouse
19 26 (12.81%) Test Automation
20 25 (12.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
21 24 (11.82%) Relational Database
22 23 (11.33%) Analytical Skills
22 23 (11.33%) Microservices
23 22 (10.84%) Linux
24 21 (10.34%) Scrum
24 21 (10.34%) OO
24 21 (10.34%) ETL
24 21 (10.34%) Git (software)
24 21 (10.34%) Full Stack Development

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 (5.91%) Apache Spark
2 8 (3.94%) Confluence
3 7 (3.45%) Apache
3 7 (3.45%) Apache Airflow
4 5 (2.46%) Luigi
5 4 (1.97%) BizTalk Server
5 4 (1.97%) IIS
5 4 (1.97%) SharePoint
6 3 (1.48%) Cloud Foundry
6 3 (1.48%) IBM HTTP Server
6 3 (1.48%) JBoss
6 3 (1.48%) Oracle Workflow
7 2 (0.99%) CMS
7 2 (0.99%) GlassFish
7 2 (0.99%) SAS
7 2 (0.99%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.49%) Oracle Coherence
8 1 (0.49%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (0.49%) Sitecore CMS
8 1 (0.49%) WebSphere
Applications
1 7 (3.45%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (2.46%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.49%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.49%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.49%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (2.46%) Dynamics CRM
1 5 (2.46%) MoSes
2 2 (0.99%) Oracle Cash Management
2 2 (0.99%) PeopleSoft HRMS
3 1 (0.49%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.49%) Eikon
3 1 (0.49%) Oracle Receivables
3 1 (0.49%) Oracle Utilities
3 1 (0.49%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.49%) SAP S/4HANA
3 1 (0.49%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 88 (43.35%) Azure
2 30 (14.78%) AWS
3 18 (8.87%) Power Platform
4 13 (6.40%) GCP
5 12 (5.91%) Azure Data Factory
6 10 (4.93%) Amazon EC2
6 10 (4.93%) Microsoft 365
7 9 (4.43%) Azure Key Vault
7 9 (4.43%) SaaS
8 8 (3.94%) Amazon EMR
8 8 (3.94%) IaaS
8 8 (3.94%) PaaS
9 7 (3.45%) Azure Logic Apps
9 7 (3.45%) Azure Storage
9 7 (3.45%) GitHub
9 7 (3.45%) Serverless
10 5 (2.46%) Amazon SQS
10 5 (2.46%) Azure Cosmos DB
10 5 (2.46%) Cloud Computing
11 4 (1.97%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.97%) Firewall
1 4 (1.97%) WAN
2 3 (1.48%) DNS
2 3 (1.48%) LAN
2 3 (1.48%) Wireless
3 2 (0.99%) HTTP
3 2 (0.99%) HTTPS
3 2 (0.99%) Internet
3 2 (0.99%) Kerberos
3 2 (0.99%) SAN
3 2 (0.99%) VoIP
4 1 (0.49%) DHCP
4 1 (0.49%) Fibre Channel
4 1 (0.49%) FTP
4 1 (0.49%) Intranet
4 1 (0.49%) NetScaler
4 1 (0.49%) S/MIME
4 1 (0.49%) SMTP
4 1 (0.49%) SSL
4 1 (0.49%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (13.79%) Data Warehouse
2 25 (12.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 24 (11.82%) Relational Database
4 19 (9.36%) NoSQL
5 17 (8.37%) MySQL
5 17 (8.37%) Power BI
6 16 (7.88%) Big Data
7 14 (6.90%) MongoDB
8 13 (6.40%) Data Lake
8 13 (6.40%) PostgreSQL
9 12 (5.91%) RDBMS
9 12 (5.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 11 (5.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 9 (4.43%) Amazon RDS
11 9 (4.43%) Oracle Database
12 8 (3.94%) Amazon Athena
12 8 (3.94%) Amazon Redshift
12 8 (3.94%) Hadoop
13 6 (2.96%) HDInsight
13 6 (2.96%) Redis
Development Applications
1 21 (10.34%) Git (software)
2 17 (8.37%) Visual Studio
3 16 (7.88%) Jenkins
3 16 (7.88%) JIRA
3 16 (7.88%) TeamCity
4 12 (5.91%) Maven
5 10 (4.93%) Bitbucket
6 7 (3.45%) Team Foundation Server
7 5 (2.46%) JUnit
7 5 (2.46%) Visual Studio Team System
8 4 (1.97%) Gradle
8 4 (1.97%) IntelliJ
8 4 (1.97%) REST Assured
8 4 (1.97%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 3 (1.48%) JMeter
9 3 (1.48%) kappa
9 3 (1.48%) SonarQube
9 3 (1.48%) SpecFlow
9 3 (1.48%) Subversion
10 2 (0.99%) NUnit
General
1 72 (35.47%) Finance
2 49 (24.14%) Social Skills
3 37 (18.23%) Banking
4 23 (11.33%) Analytical Skills
5 17 (8.37%) Front Office
6 10 (4.93%) Financial Institution
6 10 (4.93%) Legal
7 9 (4.43%) Investment Banking
8 8 (3.94%) International Banking
9 4 (1.97%) Advertising
9 4 (1.97%) Retail
10 3 (1.48%) Automotive
10 3 (1.48%) Organisational Skills
11 2 (0.99%) Back Office
11 2 (0.99%) Influencing Skills
11 2 (0.99%) Manufacturing
11 2 (0.99%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.49%) Multimedia
12 1 (0.49%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 102 (50.25%) Developer
2 27 (13.30%) C# Developer
3 26 (12.81%) Analyst
4 22 (10.84%) .NET Developer
5 19 (9.36%) Java Developer
6 17 (8.37%) SQL Developer
7 16 (7.88%) Architect
8 15 (7.39%) Data Engineer
9 11 (5.42%) Azure Developer
10 10 (4.93%) Azure Engineer
10 10 (4.93%) C# .NET Developer
10 10 (4.93%) DBA
10 10 (4.93%) Full Stack Developer
11 9 (4.43%) Applications Support
11 9 (4.43%) Senior Developer
12 8 (3.94%) Administrator
13 7 (3.45%) Big Data Engineer
14 6 (2.96%) Infrastructure Analyst
14 6 (2.96%) Solutions Architect
14 6 (2.96%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 63 (31.03%) .NET
2 19 (9.36%) Kafka
2 19 (9.36%) REST
3 17 (8.37%) .NET Core
3 17 (8.37%) ASP.NET
4 15 (7.39%) .NET Framework
4 15 (7.39%) HTML
5 14 (6.90%) Spring
6 12 (5.91%) XML
7 10 (4.93%) RESTful
7 10 (4.93%) Spring Boot
7 10 (4.93%) WPF
8 9 (4.43%) CSS
8 9 (4.43%) Web Services
9 8 (3.94%) WCF
10 7 (3.45%) AngularJS
10 7 (3.45%) React
11 6 (2.96%) JMS
12 5 (2.46%) Hibernate
12 5 (2.46%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 11 (5.42%) Derivative
1 11 (5.42%) Management Information System
2 9 (4.43%) Hedge funds
3 8 (3.94%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 6 (2.96%) Equities
4 6 (2.96%) Reinsurance
5 5 (2.46%) Greenfield Project
5 5 (2.46%) Linux Command Line
5 5 (2.46%) Market Risk
5 5 (2.46%) User Experience
6 4 (1.97%) Credit Risk
6 4 (1.97%) Grid Computing
6 4 (1.97%) Public Cloud
7 3 (1.48%) Data Centre
7 3 (1.48%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (1.48%) Self-Motivation
7 3 (1.48%) Virtual Team
8 2 (0.99%) Clustering
8 2 (0.99%) Equity Derivative
8 2 (0.99%) Exotic Derivative
Operating Systems
1 30 (14.78%) Windows
2 22 (10.84%) Linux
3 13 (6.40%) Unix
4 9 (4.43%) Windows Server
5 6 (2.96%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (1.97%) VMS
6 4 (1.97%) Windows Server 2016
7 1 (0.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.49%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.49%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.49%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (32.02%) Agile
2 50 (24.63%) DevOps
3 32 (15.76%) CI/CD
4 31 (15.27%) Business Intelligence
5 26 (12.81%) Test Automation
6 23 (11.33%) Microservices
7 21 (10.34%) ETL
7 21 (10.34%) Full Stack Development
7 21 (10.34%) OO
7 21 (10.34%) Scrum
8 20 (9.85%) Continuous Integration
9 17 (8.37%) Analytics
9 17 (8.37%) Data Modelling
9 17 (8.37%) TDD
10 16 (7.88%) Migration
10 16 (7.88%) Problem-Solving
11 15 (7.39%) Data Analysis
12 14 (6.90%) Computer Science
13 13 (6.40%) Data Protection
14 12 (5.91%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 115 (56.65%) SQL
2 64 (31.53%) C#
3 36 (17.73%) Java
4 33 (16.26%) Python
5 29 (14.29%) JavaScript
6 18 (8.87%) PowerShell
7 17 (8.37%) T-SQL
8 11 (5.42%) PL/SQL
9 8 (3.94%) Scala
9 8 (3.94%) VBA
10 7 (3.45%) C
10 7 (3.45%) VB.NET
11 5 (2.46%) TypeScript
12 4 (1.97%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
12 4 (1.97%) Shell Script
12 4 (1.97%) VB
13 3 (1.48%) C++
13 3 (1.48%) Kotlin
14 2 (0.99%) Bicep
14 2 (0.99%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 10 (4.93%) Degree
2 8 (3.94%) Computer Science Degree
3 6 (2.96%) SC Cleared
3 6 (2.96%) Security Cleared
4 3 (1.48%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.49%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.49%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.49%) Master's Degree
5 1 (0.49%) MCITP
5 1 (0.49%) MCTS
5 1 (0.49%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.49%) Numerate Degree
5 1 (0.49%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.43%) GDPR
2 7 (3.45%) QA
3 4 (1.97%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.49%) Accessibility
4 1 (0.49%) EMIR
4 1 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.49%) MiFID
4 1 (0.49%) Solvency II
System Software
1 16 (7.88%) Docker
2 14 (6.90%) Active Directory
3 4 (1.97%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.99%) Oracle RAC
4 2 (0.99%) vSphere
5 1 (0.49%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.49%) Microcode
5 1 (0.49%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.49%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 16 (7.88%) Kubernetes
2 5 (2.46%) Ansible
3 4 (1.97%) SCCM
4 3 (1.48%) Control-M
4 3 (1.48%) Microsoft Intune
4 3 (1.48%) SCOM
5 2 (0.99%) SCSM
5 2 (0.99%) Terraform
6 1 (0.49%) Active Directory Federation Services
6 1 (0.49%) Ambari
6 1 (0.49%) Data Guard
6 1 (0.49%) EMC NetWorker
6 1 (0.49%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
6 1 (0.49%) Foglight
6 1 (0.49%) Oracle RMAN
6 1 (0.49%) PowerCLI
6 1 (0.49%) vRealize
6 1 (0.49%) vRealize Orchestrator
6 1 (0.49%) WMI
Vendors
1 80 (39.41%) Microsoft
2 43 (21.18%) Oracle
3 17 (8.37%) Databricks
4 11 (5.42%) Sybase
5 7 (3.45%) SAP
6 6 (2.96%) Alteryx
6 6 (2.96%) Google
6 6 (2.96%) VMware
7 5 (2.46%) SolarWinds
8 4 (1.97%) Cloudera
9 3 (1.48%) Actuate
9 3 (1.48%) Atlassian
9 3 (1.48%) Brio
9 3 (1.48%) PagerDuty
9 3 (1.48%) Talend
10 2 (0.99%) Cisco
10 2 (0.99%) Citrix
10 2 (0.99%) IBM
10 2 (0.99%) Informatica
10 2 (0.99%) Murex