Period
to 25 February 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 25 February 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
25 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 15 13 10
Rank change year-on-year -2 -3 +1
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 640 598 661
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 9.14% 9.82% 9.82%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 37.21% 35.26% 37.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 536 486 541
City of London median daily rate £475 £438 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.57% -2.78% +5.88%
10th Percentile £356 £319 £313
90th Percentile £650 £613 £575
Central London median daily rate £475 £438 £450
% change year-on-year +8.57% -2.78% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 1
City of London median hourly rate £27.50 £33.67 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.32% +72.65% -47.65%
Central London median hourly rate £24.50 £33.67 £20.74
% change year-on-year -27.23% +62.35% -16.63%

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 1,720 1,696 1,773
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 24.57% 27.86% 26.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,466 1,362 1,437
City of London median daily rate £525 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.53% - +10.47%
10th Percentile £363 £325 £313
90th Percentile £688 £656 £638
Central London median daily rate £513 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +7.89% - +11.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 2 4
City of London median hourly rate £27.50 £33.67 £46.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.32% -27.21% +40.15%
10th Percentile £19.37 £23.75 £24.35
90th Percentile £48.76 £45.05 £60.00
Central London median hourly rate £27.50 £33.67 £29.74
% change year-on-year -18.32% +13.22% +8.87%

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 25 February 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 25 February 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 - -
SQL Server
Central London

For the 6 months to 25 February 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.

1 329 (51.41%) C#
2 315 (49.22%) SQL
3 297 (46.41%) .NET
4 243 (37.97%) Finance
5 207 (32.34%) Agile Software Development
6 177 (27.66%) Microsoft
7 149 (23.28%) TDD
8 138 (21.56%) JavaScript
9 137 (21.41%) Business Intelligence
10 123 (19.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 117 (18.28%) Banking
12 116 (18.13%) Java
13 115 (17.97%) MVC
13 115 (17.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 106 (16.56%) WCF
14 106 (16.56%) Microsoft Azure
15 101 (15.78%) T-SQL
16 98 (15.31%) ASP.NET
17 96 (15.00%) AngularJS
18 91 (14.22%) WPF
19 89 (13.91%) SQL Server 2012
20 82 (12.81%) HTML
20 82 (12.81%) Data Warehouse
21 81 (12.66%) Front Office
22 80 (12.50%) Oracle
23 76 (11.88%) Windows
23 76 (11.88%) .NET Framework
23 76 (11.88%) ASP.NET Web API
24 75 (11.72%) SQL Server 2008
24 75 (11.72%) ETL

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 25 (3.91%) IIS
1 25 (3.91%) SharePoint
2 13 (2.03%) Apache Spark
3 9 (1.41%) CMS
3 9 (1.41%) Confluence
4 8 (1.25%) MQSeries
5 7 (1.09%) Elasticsearch
5 7 (1.09%) MS Exchange
6 4 (0.63%) Tomcat
7 3 (0.47%) Apache
7 3 (0.47%) Apache Pig
7 3 (0.47%) Apache Solr
7 3 (0.47%) JBoss
7 3 (0.47%) Moodle
8 2 (0.31%) Exchange Server 2010
8 2 (0.31%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (0.31%) Jetty
8 2 (0.31%) NServiceBus
8 2 (0.31%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (0.31%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 50 (7.81%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (1.25%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (1.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 8 (1.25%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.31%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 13 (2.03%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.94%) Markit EDM
3 4 (0.63%) Eagle PACE
4 2 (0.31%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.31%) LatentZero
4 2 (0.31%) PeopleSoft HCM
4 2 (0.31%) SunGard GMI
5 1 (0.16%) Adobe Campaign
5 1 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.16%) Elite 3E
5 1 (0.16%) Temenos T24
5 1 (0.16%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 106 (16.56%) Microsoft Azure
2 28 (4.38%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (1.72%) Office 365
4 3 (0.47%) Dynamics 365
4 3 (0.47%) Google Cloud Platform
4 3 (0.47%) IaaS
4 3 (0.47%) Yarn
5 2 (0.31%) Azure Data Factory
5 2 (0.31%) GitHub
5 2 (0.31%) npm
5 2 (0.31%) PaaS
6 1 (0.16%) Amazon ELB
6 1 (0.16%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (0.16%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
6 1 (0.16%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.16%) OneDrive
6 1 (0.16%) OpenShift
6 1 (0.16%) Route 53
6 1 (0.16%) SaaS
6 1 (0.16%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 11 (1.72%) HTTP
2 6 (0.94%) DNS
2 6 (0.94%) SAN
2 6 (0.94%) TCP/IP
3 5 (0.78%) Firewall
3 5 (0.78%) SSL
4 4 (0.63%) DHCP
5 3 (0.47%) Intranet
5 3 (0.47%) VoIP
6 2 (0.31%) HTTPS
6 2 (0.31%) Internet
6 2 (0.31%) LAN
6 2 (0.31%) snoop
6 2 (0.31%) WAN
6 2 (0.31%) Wireshark
7 1 (0.16%) FTP
7 1 (0.16%) Kerberos
7 1 (0.16%) NetScaler
7 1 (0.16%) Skype
7 1 (0.16%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 123 (19.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 115 (17.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 89 (13.91%) SQL Server 2012
4 82 (12.81%) Data Warehouse
5 75 (11.72%) SQL Server 2008
6 73 (11.41%) SQL Server 2016
6 73 (11.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 66 (10.31%) Relational Database
8 58 (9.06%) SQL Server 2014
9 48 (7.50%) Power BI
10 37 (5.78%) RDBMS
11 28 (4.38%) Oracle Database
12 27 (4.22%) NoSQL
13 23 (3.59%) SQL Server 2005
14 22 (3.44%) OLAP
15 20 (3.13%) MySQL
16 19 (2.97%) BusinessObjects
17 17 (2.66%) QlikView
18 15 (2.34%) Hadoop
18 15 (2.34%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 52 (8.13%) Git (software)
2 41 (6.41%) Visual Studio
3 28 (4.38%) NUnit
4 27 (4.22%) TeamCity
5 26 (4.06%) Subversion
6 25 (3.91%) Team Foundation Server
7 22 (3.44%) JIRA
8 17 (2.66%) Moq
9 14 (2.19%) MSTest
10 13 (2.03%) Selenium
11 11 (1.72%) Maven
12 10 (1.56%) Jenkins
13 8 (1.25%) JUnit
13 8 (1.25%) Octopus Deploy
14 6 (0.94%) SpecFlow
15 5 (0.78%) Sonatype Nexus
15 5 (0.78%) Visual Studio Team System
16 4 (0.63%) ERwin
16 4 (0.63%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
17 3 (0.47%) Cucumber
General
1 243 (37.97%) Finance
2 117 (18.28%) Banking
3 81 (12.66%) Front Office
4 54 (8.44%) Investment Banking
5 41 (6.41%) Legal
6 22 (3.44%) Law
7 18 (2.81%) Back Office
8 13 (2.03%) Retail
9 9 (1.41%) Marketing
10 8 (1.25%) Advertising
11 6 (0.94%) Financial Institution
12 4 (0.63%) Games
13 3 (0.47%) Manufacturing
14 2 (0.31%) Retail Banking
15 1 (0.16%) Billing
15 1 (0.16%) Electronics
15 1 (0.16%) Local Government
15 1 (0.16%) Military
15 1 (0.16%) Publishing
15 1 (0.16%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 449 (70.16%) Developer
2 174 (27.19%) C# Developer
3 113 (17.66%) .NET Developer
4 71 (11.09%) Senior Developer
5 65 (10.16%) Analyst
5 65 (10.16%) SQL Developer
6 60 (9.38%) C# .NET Developer
7 55 (8.59%) WPF Developer
8 47 (7.34%) C# WPF Developer
9 46 (7.19%) Full Stack Developer
10 41 (6.41%) Business Intelligence Developer
11 32 (5.00%) DBA
11 32 (5.00%) Java Developer
12 26 (4.06%) JavaScript Developer
13 25 (3.91%) Agile Developer
13 25 (3.91%) SSIS Developer
14 24 (3.75%) ASP.NET Developer
15 23 (3.59%) Architect
15 23 (3.59%) Python Developer
15 23 (3.59%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 297 (46.41%) .NET
2 106 (16.56%) WCF
3 98 (15.31%) ASP.NET
4 96 (15.00%) AngularJS
5 91 (14.22%) WPF
6 82 (12.81%) HTML
7 76 (11.88%) .NET Framework
7 76 (11.88%) ASP.NET Web API
8 59 (9.22%) Web Services
9 50 (7.81%) XML
10 49 (7.66%) ASP.NET MVC
11 48 (7.50%) Entity Framework
12 47 (7.34%) CSS
13 45 (7.03%) JSON
14 39 (6.09%) jQuery
15 38 (5.94%) REST
16 37 (5.78%) HTML5
16 37 (5.78%) SOAP
16 37 (5.78%) WinForms
17 35 (5.47%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 63 (9.84%) Greenfield Project
2 41 (6.41%) Analytical Skills
3 37 (5.78%) Derivative
3 37 (5.78%) Fixed Income
4 32 (5.00%) Computer Science
5 31 (4.84%) Hedge funds
6 26 (4.06%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 24 (3.75%) Algorithms
8 21 (3.28%) Data Structures
9 13 (2.03%) Management Information System
10 12 (1.88%) Market Risk
11 11 (1.72%) Replication
12 10 (1.56%) Equities
13 9 (1.41%) Data Centre
13 9 (1.41%) Reinsurance
14 8 (1.25%) PKI
15 7 (1.09%) Fedwire
15 7 (1.09%) SWIFT
16 6 (0.94%) Clustering
16 6 (0.94%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 76 (11.88%) Windows
2 39 (6.09%) Linux
2 39 (6.09%) Unix
3 34 (5.31%) Windows Server
4 19 (2.97%) Windows Server 2008
5 17 (2.66%) Windows Server 2012
6 15 (2.34%) Windows Server 2003
7 10 (1.56%) Solaris
8 7 (1.09%) AIX
9 5 (0.78%) Windows 7
10 4 (0.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 3 (0.47%) Windows 8
12 2 (0.31%) VMS
12 2 (0.31%) Windows Vista
12 2 (0.31%) Windows XP
13 1 (0.16%) Android
13 1 (0.16%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.16%) CentOS
13 1 (0.16%) Debian
13 1 (0.16%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 207 (32.34%) Agile Software Development
2 149 (23.28%) TDD
3 137 (21.41%) Business Intelligence
4 115 (17.97%) MVC
5 75 (11.72%) ETL
6 71 (11.09%) OO
7 70 (10.94%) Mathematics
8 68 (10.63%) Multithreading
9 59 (9.22%) Unit Testing
10 52 (8.13%) MVVM
11 50 (7.81%) Data Modelling
11 50 (7.81%) SDLC
12 48 (7.50%) Analytics
12 48 (7.50%) Scrum
13 45 (7.03%) Asset Management
14 43 (6.72%) SOA
15 39 (6.09%) OOP
16 38 (5.94%) Continuous Integration
17 36 (5.63%) DevOps
18 33 (5.16%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 329 (51.41%) C#
2 315 (49.22%) SQL
3 138 (21.56%) JavaScript
4 116 (18.13%) Java
5 101 (15.78%) T-SQL
6 59 (9.22%) VBA
7 54 (8.44%) Python
8 36 (5.63%) PowerShell
9 22 (3.44%) TypeScript
10 20 (3.13%) VB
11 18 (2.81%) VB.NET
12 13 (2.03%) C++
12 13 (2.03%) PHP
12 13 (2.03%) R
13 12 (1.88%) Perl
14 8 (1.25%) Shell Script
14 8 (1.25%) VBScript
15 7 (1.09%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
15 7 (1.09%) ES6
15 7 (1.09%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 64 (10.00%) Degree
2 18 (2.81%) Security Cleared
3 12 (1.88%) Computer Science Degree
4 8 (1.25%) Microsoft Certification
4 8 (1.25%) SC Cleared
5 5 (0.78%) DV Cleared
5 5 (0.78%) MCP
6 4 (0.63%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (0.47%) ISTQB
7 3 (0.47%) MCPD
7 3 (0.47%) MCSE
8 2 (0.31%) ISEB
9 1 (0.16%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.16%) CISSP
9 1 (0.16%) MCDBA
9 1 (0.16%) MCITP
9 1 (0.16%) MCSA
9 1 (0.16%) MCTS
9 1 (0.16%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.16%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (3.59%) QA
2 8 (1.25%) MiFID
3 7 (1.09%) SEPA
4 5 (0.78%) Data Quality
4 5 (0.78%) SLA
5 3 (0.47%) GDPR
5 3 (0.47%) HL7
6 2 (0.31%) EMIR
6 2 (0.31%) GCP
6 2 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.31%) PMO
6 2 (0.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.16%) WCAG
System Software
1 36 (5.63%) Active Directory
2 13 (2.03%) Docker
3 10 (1.56%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (1.09%) Hyper-V
5 6 (0.94%) HDFS
6 5 (0.78%) XenApp
7 4 (0.63%) Apache Flume
7 4 (0.63%) vSphere
8 3 (0.47%) Firmware
9 2 (0.31%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.16%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 1 (0.16%) GridGain
10 1 (0.16%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.16%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.16%) PowerDNS
10 1 (0.16%) UAG
10 1 (0.16%) Virtual Desktop
10 1 (0.16%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (0.16%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 7 (1.09%) Puppet
1 7 (1.09%) WMI
2 5 (0.78%) Ansible
2 5 (0.78%) SCCM
3 4 (0.63%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (0.63%) Terraform
4 3 (0.47%) Oozie
4 3 (0.47%) WSUS
5 2 (0.31%) Control-M
5 2 (0.31%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 2 (0.31%) Microsoft Clustering
5 2 (0.31%) NetBackup
5 2 (0.31%) Netcool
5 2 (0.31%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 2 (0.31%) SCOM
5 2 (0.31%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 2 (0.31%) vCenter Server
6 1 (0.16%) BMC PATROL
6 1 (0.16%) Consul
6 1 (0.16%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 177 (27.66%) Microsoft
2 80 (12.50%) Oracle
3 23 (3.59%) Apigee
3 23 (3.59%) Tableau
4 20 (3.13%) VMware
5 19 (2.97%) Informatica
6 16 (2.50%) Sybase
7 13 (2.03%) IBM
8 12 (1.88%) Citrix
9 10 (1.56%) Bloomberg
10 9 (1.41%) SAP
11 8 (1.25%) Reuters
12 7 (1.09%) Cisco
12 7 (1.09%) TIBCO
13 6 (0.94%) FXall
14 5 (0.78%) Cognos
14 5 (0.78%) HP
14 5 (0.78%) Infragistics
14 5 (0.78%) Netezza
14 5 (0.78%) Red Hat