Period
to 23 May 2018

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 23 May 2018 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
23 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 20 15 14
Rank change year-on-year -5 -1 -4
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 557 581 617
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 8.04% 9.46% 9.56%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 31.90% 34.20% 36.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 458 481 506
City of London median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £336 £325 £309
90th Percentile £625 £613 £613
Central London median daily rate £475 £450 £443
% change year-on-year +5.56% +1.57% +4.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 5
City of London median hourly rate £22.00 £22.34 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.50% +17.55% -19.15%
10th Percentile £21.00 £21.67 £18.50
90th Percentile £23.60 £23.00 £33.94
Central London median hourly rate £22.25 £22.34 £19.00
% change year-on-year -0.38% +17.55% -3.80%

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 1,746 1,699 1,679
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 25.19% 27.66% 26.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,442 1,346 1,326
City of London median daily rate £525 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £363 £328 £313
90th Percentile £675 £647 £638
Central London median daily rate £513 £490 £475
% change year-on-year +4.59% +3.16% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 1 10
City of London median hourly rate £22.25 £22.34 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.38% +17.55% -47.22%
10th Percentile £20.63 £21.67 £16.03
90th Percentile £36.90 £23.00 £60.00
Central London median hourly rate £30.00 £22.34 £19.00
% change year-on-year +34.32% +17.55% -30.44%

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 23 May 2018.

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
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 23 May 2018. 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 - 4 - -
London Bridge - 2 £525 -
SQL Server
Central London

For the 6 months to 23 May 2018, 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.

1 300 (53.86%) C#
2 275 (49.37%) SQL
3 256 (45.96%) .NET
4 211 (37.88%) Finance
5 182 (32.68%) Agile Software Development
6 175 (31.42%) Microsoft
7 127 (22.80%) Microsoft Azure
8 122 (21.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 121 (21.72%) TDD
10 120 (21.54%) JavaScript
11 112 (20.11%) Business Intelligence
12 111 (19.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 90 (16.16%) MVC
14 89 (15.98%) ASP.NET
15 85 (15.26%) T-SQL
16 83 (14.90%) Java
16 83 (14.90%) AngularJS
17 82 (14.72%) SQL Server 2012
18 81 (14.54%) ETL
19 79 (14.18%) .NET Framework
20 78 (14.00%) Banking
21 77 (13.82%) WCF
21 77 (13.82%) Data Warehouse
22 76 (13.64%) Oracle
22 76 (13.64%) WPF
23 73 (13.11%) ASP.NET Web API
24 71 (12.75%) OO
25 70 (12.57%) Windows
26 69 (12.39%) HTML
27 67 (12.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services

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 19 (3.41%) IIS
1 19 (3.41%) SharePoint
2 18 (3.23%) Elasticsearch
3 15 (2.69%) Apache Spark
4 9 (1.62%) Apache
4 9 (1.62%) NServiceBus
5 8 (1.44%) Tomcat
6 7 (1.26%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 7 (1.26%) WebSphere
7 6 (1.08%) Confluence
7 6 (1.08%) JBoss
8 5 (0.90%) MQSeries
9 4 (0.72%) CMS
9 4 (0.72%) SAS
10 3 (0.54%) Apache Solr
10 3 (0.54%) Moodle
11 2 (0.36%) Apache Pig
11 2 (0.36%) MS Exchange
11 2 (0.36%) SharePoint 2013
11 2 (0.36%) WebLogic
Applications
1 43 (7.72%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (1.62%) Microsoft Office
3 7 (1.26%) MS Visio
4 6 (1.08%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (0.72%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 13 (2.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.90%) Markit EDM
3 4 (0.72%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (0.54%) ION MarketView
4 3 (0.54%) PeopleSoft HCM
4 3 (0.54%) thinkFolio
5 2 (0.36%) Actimize
5 2 (0.36%) LatentZero
6 1 (0.18%) Eagle PACE
6 1 (0.18%) Elite 3E
6 1 (0.18%) OpenText MBPM
6 1 (0.18%) Sage 200
6 1 (0.18%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 127 (22.80%) Microsoft Azure
2 35 (6.28%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (1.62%) Office 365
4 7 (1.26%) Cloud Computing
4 7 (1.26%) Google Cloud Platform
5 6 (1.08%) Dynamics 365
6 5 (0.90%) Azure Data Factory
7 4 (0.72%) Amazon ELB
7 4 (0.72%) IaaS
8 3 (0.54%) Amazon EC2
8 3 (0.54%) Amazon S3
8 3 (0.54%) Azure Active Directory
8 3 (0.54%) PaaS
8 3 (0.54%) Route 53
8 3 (0.54%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 3 (0.54%) Yarn
9 2 (0.36%) GitHub
9 2 (0.36%) npm
9 2 (0.36%) SaaS
10 1 (0.18%) NuGet
Communications & Networking
1 16 (2.87%) HTTP
2 10 (1.80%) Firewall
3 8 (1.44%) DNS
3 8 (1.44%) TCP/IP
4 6 (1.08%) SSL
5 5 (0.90%) SAN
6 3 (0.54%) Internet
6 3 (0.54%) iSCSI
6 3 (0.54%) X.509
7 2 (0.36%) DHCP
7 2 (0.36%) Intranet
7 2 (0.36%) LAN
7 2 (0.36%) NAS
8 1 (0.18%) AMQP
8 1 (0.18%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (0.18%) FCoE
8 1 (0.18%) Fibre Channel
8 1 (0.18%) Multicast
8 1 (0.18%) SMS
8 1 (0.18%) snoop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 122 (21.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 111 (19.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 82 (14.72%) SQL Server 2012
4 77 (13.82%) Data Warehouse
5 67 (12.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 65 (11.67%) SQL Server 2016
7 60 (10.77%) Power BI
8 53 (9.52%) SQL Server 2008
8 53 (9.52%) SQL Server 2014
9 40 (7.18%) Relational Database
10 29 (5.21%) NoSQL
11 24 (4.31%) Oracle Database
12 23 (4.13%) MySQL
13 22 (3.95%) Hadoop
14 20 (3.59%) Big Data
15 15 (2.69%) Data Lake
15 15 (2.69%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 15 (2.69%) MongoDB
15 15 (2.69%) OLAP
16 13 (2.33%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 55 (9.87%) Git (software)
2 44 (7.90%) Visual Studio
3 27 (4.85%) Team Foundation Server
4 22 (3.95%) TeamCity
5 21 (3.77%) NUnit
6 19 (3.41%) Subversion
7 18 (3.23%) JIRA
8 17 (3.05%) Jenkins
9 13 (2.33%) Moq
10 11 (1.97%) Octopus Deploy
10 11 (1.97%) Selenium
10 11 (1.97%) SpecFlow
11 10 (1.80%) Visual Studio Team System
12 9 (1.62%) MSTest
13 7 (1.26%) JUnit
14 6 (1.08%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 6 (1.08%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
15 5 (0.90%) Cucumber
15 5 (0.90%) Maven
15 5 (0.90%) webpack
General
1 211 (37.88%) Finance
2 78 (14.00%) Banking
3 51 (9.16%) Front Office
4 41 (7.36%) Investment Banking
5 30 (5.39%) Legal
6 21 (3.77%) Back Office
7 18 (3.23%) Law
8 14 (2.51%) Retail
9 13 (2.33%) Advertising
9 13 (2.33%) Financial Institution
10 6 (1.08%) Marketing
11 2 (0.36%) Publishing
12 1 (0.18%) Billing
12 1 (0.18%) Games
12 1 (0.18%) Local Government
12 1 (0.18%) Military
12 1 (0.18%) Private Banking
12 1 (0.18%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 385 (69.12%) Developer
2 168 (30.16%) C# Developer
3 107 (19.21%) .NET Developer
4 57 (10.23%) SQL Developer
5 56 (10.05%) C# .NET Developer
6 44 (7.90%) Analyst
6 44 (7.90%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 42 (7.54%) Senior Developer
8 41 (7.36%) C# WPF Developer
8 41 (7.36%) WPF Developer
9 28 (5.03%) Full Stack Developer
10 26 (4.67%) Architect
11 23 (4.13%) ASP.NET Developer
11 23 (4.13%) DBA
11 23 (4.13%) SSIS Developer
12 21 (3.77%) SSRS Developer
13 20 (3.59%) JavaScript Developer
14 18 (3.23%) Angular Developer
15 17 (3.05%) Senior C# Developer
16 16 (2.87%) SSAS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 256 (45.96%) .NET
2 89 (15.98%) ASP.NET
3 83 (14.90%) AngularJS
4 79 (14.18%) .NET Framework
5 77 (13.82%) WCF
6 76 (13.64%) WPF
7 73 (13.11%) ASP.NET Web API
8 69 (12.39%) HTML
9 56 (10.05%) XML
10 52 (9.34%) Entity Framework
11 50 (8.98%) Web Services
12 44 (7.90%) CSS
13 43 (7.72%) REST
14 42 (7.54%) ASP.NET MVC
15 38 (6.82%) JSON
16 32 (5.75%) RESTful
17 31 (5.57%) SOAP
17 31 (5.57%) Task Parallel Library
18 29 (5.21%) Node.js
18 29 (5.21%) React
Miscellaneous
1 58 (10.41%) Greenfield Project
2 34 (6.10%) Analytical Skills
3 31 (5.57%) Fixed Income
4 20 (3.59%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 19 (3.41%) Management Information System
6 14 (2.51%) Derivative
6 14 (2.51%) Fintech
6 14 (2.51%) Self-Motivation
7 13 (2.33%) Hedge funds
8 12 (2.15%) User Experience
9 11 (1.97%) Computer Science
9 11 (1.97%) Equities
9 11 (1.97%) Market Risk
9 11 (1.97%) Reinsurance
9 11 (1.97%) Replication
10 9 (1.62%) Algorithms
11 8 (1.44%) Data Centre
12 7 (1.26%) Data Structures
13 4 (0.72%) Fedwire
13 4 (0.72%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 70 (12.57%) Windows
2 36 (6.46%) Linux
2 36 (6.46%) Unix
3 25 (4.49%) Windows Server
4 12 (2.15%) Windows Server 2012
5 11 (1.97%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (1.08%) Solaris
6 6 (1.08%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (0.90%) Windows 7
8 4 (0.72%) AIX
8 4 (0.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (0.54%) Windows 10
10 2 (0.36%) VMS
11 1 (0.18%) Android
11 1 (0.18%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.18%) CentOS
11 1 (0.18%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 182 (32.68%) Agile Software Development
2 121 (21.72%) TDD
3 112 (20.11%) Business Intelligence
4 90 (16.16%) MVC
5 81 (14.54%) ETL
6 71 (12.75%) OO
7 67 (12.03%) Multithreading
8 60 (10.77%) SOA
9 55 (9.87%) Mathematics
10 50 (8.98%) Data Modelling
11 49 (8.80%) Analytics
11 49 (8.80%) MVVM
11 49 (8.80%) Problem-Solving
11 49 (8.80%) Unit Testing
12 44 (7.90%) Scrum
13 36 (6.46%) DevOps
14 35 (6.28%) Waterfall
15 34 (6.10%) Continuous Integration
15 34 (6.10%) SDLC
16 33 (5.92%) OOA/OOD
Programming Languages
1 300 (53.86%) C#
2 275 (49.37%) SQL
3 120 (21.54%) JavaScript
4 85 (15.26%) T-SQL
5 83 (14.90%) Java
6 35 (6.28%) PowerShell
7 33 (5.92%) Python
8 30 (5.39%) VBA
9 22 (3.95%) TypeScript
10 20 (3.59%) R
11 16 (2.87%) VB
12 15 (2.69%) VB.NET
13 14 (2.51%) Perl
14 11 (1.97%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
15 8 (1.44%) Bash Shell
15 8 (1.44%) PHP
16 7 (1.26%) ES6
17 6 (1.08%) C++
17 6 (1.08%) Shell Script
17 6 (1.08%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 46 (8.26%) Degree
2 16 (2.87%) Security Cleared
3 12 (2.15%) SC Cleared
4 5 (0.90%) Computer Science Degree
4 5 (0.90%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (0.54%) A+ Certification
5 3 (0.54%) MCP
6 2 (0.36%) DV Cleared
6 2 (0.36%) MCPD
6 2 (0.36%) MCSE
6 2 (0.36%) Numerate Degree
7 1 (0.18%) CISSP
7 1 (0.18%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.18%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.18%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (4.31%) QA
2 7 (1.26%) Data Quality
2 7 (1.26%) GDPR
3 5 (0.90%) HL7
4 4 (0.72%) SEPA
5 3 (0.54%) EMIR
5 3 (0.54%) GCP
5 3 (0.54%) PSD2
5 3 (0.54%) SLA
6 2 (0.36%) MiFID
6 2 (0.36%) PMO
6 2 (0.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.18%) Dodd-Frank
7 1 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 29 (5.21%) Active Directory
2 16 (2.87%) Docker
3 6 (1.08%) HDFS
4 4 (0.72%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (0.72%) vSphere
5 3 (0.54%) Firmware
5 3 (0.54%) Hyper-V
5 3 (0.54%) NFS
6 2 (0.36%) Apache Flume
6 2 (0.36%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (0.36%) XenApp
7 1 (0.18%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 1 (0.18%) Gluster
7 1 (0.18%) GridGain
7 1 (0.18%) iptables
7 1 (0.18%) KVM
7 1 (0.18%) SRDF
7 1 (0.18%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (0.18%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.18%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 6 (1.08%) Puppet
2 5 (0.90%) Oozie
2 5 (0.90%) Terraform
2 5 (0.90%) WMI
3 4 (0.72%) Ansible
3 4 (0.72%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (0.54%) SCCM
4 3 (0.54%) Single Sign-On
4 3 (0.54%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 2 (0.36%) Control-M
5 2 (0.36%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 2 (0.36%) Hadoop YARN
5 2 (0.36%) Kubernetes
5 2 (0.36%) vCenter Server
6 1 (0.18%) AirWatch
6 1 (0.18%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.18%) Consul
6 1 (0.18%) HAProxy
6 1 (0.18%) Kibana
6 1 (0.18%) WebSphere Cast Iron
Vendors
1 175 (31.42%) Microsoft
2 76 (13.64%) Oracle
3 30 (5.39%) Tableau
4 18 (3.23%) Informatica
4 18 (3.23%) Sybase
5 16 (2.87%) VMware
6 13 (2.33%) IBM
7 11 (1.97%) Apigee
8 8 (1.44%) Citrix
8 8 (1.44%) Cognos
8 8 (1.44%) SAP
9 7 (1.26%) Bloomberg
9 7 (1.26%) Telerik
10 6 (1.08%) Cisco
10 6 (1.08%) FactSet
10 6 (1.08%) Google
10 6 (1.08%) Intapp
11 5 (0.90%) CyberArk
11 5 (0.90%) PeopleSoft
11 5 (0.90%) Talend