Period
to 20 November 2017

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 20 November 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.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Central London > City of London
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 20 15 9
Rank change year-on-year -5 -6 +3
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 590 606 1003
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 8.32% 9.19% 10.97%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 34.08% 35.23% 42.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 485 462 808
City of London median daily rate £475 £438 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.57% -2.78% +5.88%
10th Percentile £363 £319 £300
90th Percentile £650 £593 £596
Central London median daily rate £475 £438 £433
% change year-on-year +8.57% +1.16% +1.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 1 4
City of London median hourly rate £21.50 £45.00 £30.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -52.22% +46.34% -17.45%
10th Percentile £20.75 £42.50 £19.70
90th Percentile £28.35 £47.50 £40.00
Central London median hourly rate £21.50 £45.00 £21.98
% change year-on-year -52.22% +104.78% -25.46%

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 1731 1720 2381
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 24.42% 26.08% 26.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 1405 1371 1908
City of London median daily rate £525 £475 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.53% +2.70% +6.32%
10th Percentile £363 £325 £313
90th Percentile £700 £675 £638
Central London median daily rate £525 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +10.53% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 1 9
City of London median hourly rate £27.50 £45.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -38.89% +80.00% -18.88%
10th Percentile £20.75 £42.50 £16.25
90th Percentile £33.25 £47.50 £70.75
Central London median hourly rate £25.99 £45.00 £21.98
% change year-on-year -42.24% +104.78% -25.46%

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 20 November 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 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

For the 6 months to 20 November 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.

1 305 (51.69%) SQL
2 269 (45.59%) C#
3 259 (43.90%) .NET
4 214 (36.27%) Finance
5 195 (33.05%) Agile Software Development
6 168 (28.47%) Microsoft
7 127 (21.53%) Business Intelligence
8 118 (20.00%) T-SQL
9 117 (19.83%) Banking
10 116 (19.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 113 (19.15%) JavaScript
12 109 (18.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 107 (18.14%) TDD
14 106 (17.97%) MVC
15 105 (17.80%) Java
16 100 (16.95%) AngularJS
17 99 (16.78%) HTML
18 86 (14.58%) Front Office
19 83 (14.07%) Data Warehouse
19 83 (14.07%) WCF
20 79 (13.39%) SQL Server Analysis Services
21 76 (12.88%) ASP.NET
22 74 (12.54%) Windows
23 72 (12.20%) CSS
24 70 (11.86%) Oracle
24 70 (11.86%) ETL
24 70 (11.86%) Relational Database
25 69 (11.69%) SQL Server 2008
26 68 (11.53%) SQL Server 2012
27 63 (10.68%) WPF

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 24 (4.07%) IIS
2 13 (2.20%) SharePoint
3 12 (2.03%) Confluence
4 9 (1.53%) CMS
5 8 (1.36%) MS Exchange
6 5 (0.85%) Apache
6 5 (0.85%) Apache Spark
7 4 (0.68%) Elasticsearch
7 4 (0.68%) JBoss
7 4 (0.68%) Skype for Business
7 4 (0.68%) Tomcat
8 3 (0.51%) BizTalk Server
8 3 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2013
8 3 (0.51%) Umbraco
9 2 (0.34%) Drupal
9 2 (0.34%) MQSeries
9 2 (0.34%) SAS
9 2 (0.34%) WebSphere
9 2 (0.34%) WebSphere Application Server
10 1 (0.17%) WebLogic
Applications
1 37 (6.27%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (0.68%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.34%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.17%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.17%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 16 (2.71%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (1.36%) Markit EDM
2 8 (1.36%) thinkFolio
3 5 (0.85%) Eagle PACE
4 4 (0.68%) Actimize
4 4 (0.68%) Oracle Cash Management
5 3 (0.51%) Adobe Campaign
5 3 (0.51%) Temenos T24
6 2 (0.34%) Dynamics NAV
6 2 (0.34%) SunGard GMI
7 1 (0.17%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.17%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 61 (10.34%) Microsoft Azure
2 23 (3.90%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (0.85%) Office 365
4 3 (0.51%) Google Cloud Platform
4 3 (0.51%) IaaS
4 3 (0.51%) PaaS
5 2 (0.34%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.34%) SaaS
6 1 (0.17%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (0.17%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
6 1 (0.17%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.17%) BlazeMeter
6 1 (0.17%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 15 (2.54%) HTTP
2 8 (1.36%) TCP/IP
3 7 (1.19%) DNS
4 6 (1.02%) SAN
5 5 (0.85%) Firewall
6 4 (0.68%) LAN
6 4 (0.68%) Skype
6 4 (0.68%) SSL
6 4 (0.68%) VoIP
6 4 (0.68%) WAN
7 3 (0.51%) DHCP
7 3 (0.51%) LDAP
7 3 (0.51%) NetScaler
8 2 (0.34%) Internet
8 2 (0.34%) NAS
8 2 (0.34%) Unified Communications
8 2 (0.34%) Wireshark
8 2 (0.34%) X.509
9 1 (0.17%) Cisco ASA
9 1 (0.17%) snoop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 116 (19.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 109 (18.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 83 (14.07%) Data Warehouse
4 79 (13.39%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 70 (11.86%) Relational Database
6 69 (11.69%) SQL Server 2008
7 68 (11.53%) SQL Server 2012
8 56 (9.49%) SQL Server 2016
9 46 (7.80%) RDBMS
10 41 (6.95%) SQL Server 2014
11 37 (6.27%) Power BI
12 30 (5.08%) SQL Server 2005
13 29 (4.92%) NoSQL
14 22 (3.73%) OLAP
15 20 (3.39%) MySQL
16 18 (3.05%) MongoDB
17 17 (2.88%) Hadoop
17 17 (2.88%) Microsoft Analysis Services
18 13 (2.20%) MS Access
19 12 (2.03%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 42 (7.12%) Git (software)
1 42 (7.12%) Team Foundation Server
1 42 (7.12%) Visual Studio
2 31 (5.25%) NUnit
3 28 (4.75%) TeamCity
4 24 (4.07%) JIRA
5 23 (3.90%) Moq
6 21 (3.56%) Subversion
7 16 (2.71%) MSTest
8 10 (1.69%) Jenkins
8 10 (1.69%) Maven
9 7 (1.19%) JUnit
9 7 (1.19%) SpecFlow
10 6 (1.02%) Selenium
11 5 (0.85%) Eclipse
11 5 (0.85%) Grunt
11 5 (0.85%) Octopus Deploy
12 4 (0.68%) Bitbucket
12 4 (0.68%) Jasmine
12 4 (0.68%) NuGet
General
1 214 (36.27%) Finance
2 117 (19.83%) Banking
3 86 (14.58%) Front Office
4 39 (6.61%) Investment Banking
5 31 (5.25%) Legal
6 27 (4.58%) Law
7 15 (2.54%) Retail
8 14 (2.37%) Back Office
9 7 (1.19%) Advertising
9 7 (1.19%) Financial Institution
9 7 (1.19%) Marketing
10 5 (0.85%) Manufacturing
11 4 (0.68%) Publishing
11 4 (0.68%) Telecoms
12 3 (0.51%) Games
12 3 (0.51%) Retail Banking
13 2 (0.34%) Pharmaceutical
14 1 (0.17%) Electronics
14 1 (0.17%) French Language
14 1 (0.17%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 407 (68.98%) Developer
2 136 (23.05%) C# Developer
3 108 (18.31%) .NET Developer
4 78 (13.22%) SQL Developer
5 77 (13.05%) Senior Developer
6 69 (11.69%) Analyst
7 62 (10.51%) C# .NET Developer
8 49 (8.31%) Full Stack Developer
9 40 (6.78%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 39 (6.61%) WPF Developer
11 32 (5.42%) Java Developer
12 29 (4.92%) C# WPF Developer
12 29 (4.92%) Python Developer
13 27 (4.58%) Agile Developer
14 26 (4.41%) JavaScript Developer
14 26 (4.41%) SQL Analyst
15 25 (4.24%) Senior Python Developer
15 25 (4.24%) SSIS Developer
16 23 (3.90%) DBA
17 22 (3.73%) Analyst Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 259 (43.90%) .NET
2 100 (16.95%) AngularJS
3 99 (16.78%) HTML
4 83 (14.07%) WCF
5 76 (12.88%) ASP.NET
6 72 (12.20%) CSS
7 63 (10.68%) WPF
8 58 (9.83%) ASP.NET Web API
9 55 (9.32%) Web Services
10 53 (8.98%) jQuery
11 50 (8.47%) XML
12 47 (7.97%) .NET Framework
13 45 (7.63%) JSON
14 42 (7.12%) REST
15 35 (5.93%) ASP.NET MVC
15 35 (5.93%) SOAP
16 31 (5.25%) WinForms
17 30 (5.08%) HTML5
17 30 (5.08%) MDX
18 29 (4.92%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 47 (7.97%) Derivative
2 41 (6.95%) Greenfield Project
3 39 (6.61%) Fixed Income
4 33 (5.59%) Analytical Skills
4 33 (5.59%) Computer Science
5 24 (4.07%) Hedge funds
6 22 (3.73%) Data Structures
7 18 (3.05%) Algorithms
8 17 (2.88%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 15 (2.54%) Equities
10 13 (2.20%) Replication
11 11 (1.86%) Clustering
12 9 (1.53%) Data Centre
13 8 (1.36%) Management Information System
13 8 (1.36%) Reinsurance
14 7 (1.19%) Credit Risk
15 6 (1.02%) SWIFT
15 6 (1.02%) User Experience
16 5 (0.85%) Fintech
16 5 (0.85%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 74 (12.54%) Windows
2 37 (6.27%) Linux
3 30 (5.08%) Windows Server
4 22 (3.73%) Unix
5 13 (2.20%) Windows Server 2003
6 11 (1.86%) Windows Server 2012
7 10 (1.69%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (0.85%) Solaris
8 5 (0.85%) Windows 10
9 4 (0.68%) AIX
10 3 (0.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (0.51%) Windows 7
11 2 (0.34%) Windows 8
11 2 (0.34%) Windows Vista
11 2 (0.34%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.17%) Android
12 1 (0.17%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.17%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 195 (33.05%) Agile Software Development
2 127 (21.53%) Business Intelligence
3 107 (18.14%) TDD
4 106 (17.97%) MVC
5 70 (11.86%) ETL
6 62 (10.51%) SDLC
7 55 (9.32%) Data Modelling
8 52 (8.81%) Unit Testing
9 49 (8.31%) OO
10 45 (7.63%) Asset Management
11 42 (7.12%) Scrum
12 40 (6.78%) Multithreading
13 38 (6.44%) Mathematics
14 37 (6.27%) Analytics
15 33 (5.59%) Continuous Integration
15 33 (5.59%) DevOps
15 33 (5.59%) OOD
15 33 (5.59%) OOP
15 33 (5.59%) Test Automation
16 32 (5.42%) MVVM
Programming Languages
1 305 (51.69%) SQL
2 269 (45.59%) C#
3 118 (20.00%) T-SQL
4 113 (19.15%) JavaScript
5 105 (17.80%) Java
6 48 (8.14%) VBA
7 44 (7.46%) Python
8 25 (4.24%) PowerShell
9 21 (3.56%) TypeScript
10 16 (2.71%) C++
11 12 (2.03%) PL/SQL
12 11 (1.86%) VB
13 10 (1.69%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
13 10 (1.69%) R
13 10 (1.69%) VB.NET
14 9 (1.53%) Shell Script
15 7 (1.19%) PHP
16 6 (1.02%) Ruby
17 3 (0.51%) Objective-C
17 3 (0.51%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 47 (7.97%) Degree
2 18 (3.05%) Security Cleared
3 14 (2.37%) Computer Science Degree
4 8 (1.36%) SC Cleared
5 6 (1.02%) DV Cleared
5 6 (1.02%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (0.68%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (0.51%) ISTQB
8 2 (0.34%) CISA
8 2 (0.34%) CISSP
8 2 (0.34%) ISEB
8 2 (0.34%) MCP
8 2 (0.34%) Numerate Degree
9 1 (0.17%) CCNA
9 1 (0.17%) CCNP
9 1 (0.17%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.17%) MCDBA
9 1 (0.17%) MCPD
9 1 (0.17%) MCSA
9 1 (0.17%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (3.39%) QA
2 10 (1.69%) MiFID
3 8 (1.36%) Data Quality
3 8 (1.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (1.02%) SEPA
4 6 (1.02%) SLA
5 5 (0.85%) Solvency II
6 2 (0.34%) HL7
7 1 (0.17%) Dodd-Frank
7 1 (0.17%) GCP
7 1 (0.17%) WCAG
System Software
1 31 (5.25%) Active Directory
2 14 (2.37%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (1.53%) Docker
4 7 (1.19%) Hyper-V
5 6 (1.02%) XenApp
6 4 (0.68%) HDFS
6 4 (0.68%) vSphere
7 3 (0.51%) Apache Flume
7 3 (0.51%) Microsoft App-V
7 3 (0.51%) XenDesktop
8 2 (0.34%) Terminal Services
8 2 (0.34%) Virtual Servers
8 2 (0.34%) XenServer
9 1 (0.17%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.17%) PowerDNS
9 1 (0.17%) UAG
9 1 (0.17%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 6 (1.02%) Ansible
1 6 (1.02%) Microsoft Clustering
1 6 (1.02%) SCCM
2 4 (0.68%) NetBackup
2 4 (0.68%) Puppet
3 3 (0.51%) Nagios
3 3 (0.51%) WSUS
4 2 (0.34%) Control-M
4 2 (0.34%) Netcool
4 2 (0.34%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 2 (0.34%) Terraform
4 2 (0.34%) WMI
5 1 (0.17%) Grafana
5 1 (0.17%) Graphite
5 1 (0.17%) HAProxy
5 1 (0.17%) HP Data Protector
5 1 (0.17%) Ionix
5 1 (0.17%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.17%) Opsview
5 1 (0.17%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 168 (28.47%) Microsoft
2 70 (11.86%) Oracle
3 20 (3.39%) Apigee
4 16 (2.71%) VMware
5 13 (2.20%) Tableau
6 11 (1.86%) Citrix
7 10 (1.69%) IBM
7 10 (1.69%) TIBCO
8 9 (1.53%) Fidessa
8 9 (1.53%) Sybase
9 8 (1.36%) HP
9 8 (1.36%) Informatica
10 7 (1.19%) Cisco
10 7 (1.19%) Infragistics
11 6 (1.02%) Bloomberg
11 6 (1.02%) DevExpress
11 6 (1.02%) MicroStrategy
11 6 (1.02%) Reuters
12 5 (0.85%) Birst
12 5 (0.85%) SolarWinds