Period
to 22 October 2019

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 22 October 2019 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
22 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 19 20 24
Rank change year-on-year +1 +4 -9
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 476 580 533
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 7.99% 8.28% 7.77%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 31.80% 32.26% 31.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 383 454 437
City of London median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £376 £363 £363
90th Percentile £625 £638 £650
Central London median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +6.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 6
City of London median hourly rate £37.17 £22.00 £24.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +68.93% -10.20% -45.56%
10th Percentile £23.90 £20.40 £20.75
90th Percentile £52.30 £31.75 £28.56
Central London median hourly rate £37.17 £22.00 £24.50
% change year-on-year +68.93% -10.20% -45.56%

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 1,497 1,798 1,695
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 25.12% 25.68% 24.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,197 1,418 1,350
City of London median daily rate £525 £525 £525
10th Percentile £388 £375 £363
90th Percentile £678 £675 £688
Central London median daily rate £525 £525 £515
% change year-on-year - +1.94% +11.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 12 9
City of London median hourly rate £46.85 £22.25 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +110.55% -19.09% -38.89%
10th Percentile £21.21 £19.50 £20.75
90th Percentile £81.50 £41.68 £33.25
Central London median hourly rate £46.85 £22.25 £27.50
% change year-on-year +110.55% -19.09% -38.89%

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 22 October 2019.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the City of London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server in the City of London over the 6 months to 22 October 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 22 October 2019. 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 +6 16 £550 -
London Bridge -7 4 £488 -7.14%
SQL Server
Central London

For the 6 months to 22 October 2019, 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.

1 273 (57.35%) SQL
2 191 (40.13%) Finance
3 177 (37.18%) C#
4 174 (36.55%) Microsoft
5 171 (35.92%) Azure
6 170 (35.71%) .NET
7 147 (30.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 130 (27.31%) Business Intelligence
9 125 (26.26%) Agile Software Development
10 107 (22.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 105 (22.06%) ETL
12 93 (19.54%) Data Warehouse
13 83 (17.44%) T-SQL
14 81 (17.02%) Windows
15 80 (16.81%) Power Platform
16 79 (16.60%) Power BI
17 73 (15.34%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 69 (14.50%) JavaScript
18 69 (14.50%) Oracle
18 69 (14.50%) DevOps
19 68 (14.29%) AngularJS
20 67 (14.08%) Banking
21 58 (12.18%) PowerShell
22 56 (11.76%) ASP.NET
23 54 (11.34%) Data Modelling
24 52 (10.92%) Microsoft Excel
25 50 (10.50%) Migration
25 50 (10.50%) MVC
26 48 (10.08%) CRM
26 48 (10.08%) Microservices

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 39 (8.19%) SharePoint
2 19 (3.99%) IIS
3 9 (1.89%) Confluence
3 9 (1.89%) Elasticsearch
4 7 (1.47%) SAS
4 7 (1.47%) SugarCRM
4 7 (1.47%) WebLogic
5 6 (1.26%) Apache Spark
5 6 (1.26%) SharePoint 2013
5 6 (1.26%) WebLogic Integration
6 5 (1.05%) Apache
6 5 (1.05%) CMS
6 5 (1.05%) Sitecore CMS
6 5 (1.05%) Skype for Business
6 5 (1.05%) Umbraco
7 4 (0.84%) Oracle Workflow
8 3 (0.63%) Tomcat
9 2 (0.42%) DataSynapse
9 2 (0.42%) FileNet
9 2 (0.42%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 52 (10.92%) Microsoft Excel
2 21 (4.41%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (0.63%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (0.63%) MS Visio
3 3 (0.63%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.21%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 32 (6.72%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (2.52%) Elite 3E
3 7 (1.47%) Oracle Financials
4 6 (1.26%) Dynamics AX
4 6 (1.26%) Unit4 Business World
5 4 (0.84%) Dynamics NAV
6 2 (0.42%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 2 (0.42%) Oracle EBS
6 2 (0.42%) Oracle FAH
6 2 (0.42%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 1 (0.21%) Eagle PACE
7 1 (0.21%) HFM
7 1 (0.21%) Markit EDM
7 1 (0.21%) Oracle Assets
7 1 (0.21%) Oracle Cash Management
7 1 (0.21%) Oracle ERP
7 1 (0.21%) Oracle General Ledger
7 1 (0.21%) Oracle Internet Expenses
7 1 (0.21%) Oracle Payables
7 1 (0.21%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 171 (35.92%) Azure
2 80 (16.81%) Power Platform
3 38 (7.98%) AWS
4 29 (6.09%) Azure Data Factory
5 28 (5.88%) Office 365
6 16 (3.36%) Dynamics 365
6 16 (3.36%) PaaS
7 15 (3.15%) GCP
8 10 (2.10%) Azure Active Directory
8 10 (2.10%) IaaS
8 10 (2.10%) npm
9 9 (1.89%) GitHub
10 7 (1.47%) Cloud Computing
11 6 (1.26%) Serverless
12 5 (1.05%) Amazon EC2
13 4 (0.84%) Amazon S3
14 3 (0.63%) Amazon EMR
14 3 (0.63%) AWS Lambda
14 3 (0.63%) Data Lake Analytics
14 3 (0.63%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (2.31%) Firewall
2 8 (1.68%) DNS
3 7 (1.47%) DHCP
4 6 (1.26%) LAN
5 5 (1.05%) Intrusion Detection
5 5 (1.05%) VPN
5 5 (1.05%) WAN
6 4 (0.84%) FTP
6 4 (0.84%) SAN
6 4 (0.84%) TCP/IP
7 2 (0.42%) HTTP
7 2 (0.42%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (0.21%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (0.21%) Cisco IOS
8 1 (0.21%) HTTPS
8 1 (0.21%) Internet
8 1 (0.21%) IPsec
8 1 (0.21%) SSL
8 1 (0.21%) Unified Communications
8 1 (0.21%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 147 (30.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 107 (22.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 93 (19.54%) Data Warehouse
4 79 (16.60%) Power BI
5 73 (15.34%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 31 (6.51%) SQL Server 2014
7 30 (6.30%) SQL Server 2017
8 28 (5.88%) Relational Database
8 28 (5.88%) SQL Server 2008
9 27 (5.67%) Azure SQL Database
10 26 (5.46%) SQL Server 2012
11 25 (5.25%) SQL Server 2016
12 23 (4.83%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 22 (4.62%) MySQL
14 19 (3.99%) QlikView
15 18 (3.78%) Oracle Database
16 16 (3.36%) Big Data
17 13 (2.73%) Data Lake
17 13 (2.73%) PostgreSQL
18 12 (2.52%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 40 (8.40%) Git (software)
2 38 (7.98%) Visual Studio
3 25 (5.25%) Team Foundation Server
4 19 (3.99%) TeamCity
5 18 (3.78%) JIRA
6 17 (3.57%) Jenkins
7 16 (3.36%) Octopus Deploy
8 12 (2.52%) Visual Studio Team System
9 11 (2.31%) Moq
10 9 (1.89%) MSTest
10 9 (1.89%) NUnit
10 9 (1.89%) SpecFlow
11 8 (1.68%) Eclipse
11 8 (1.68%) gulp
11 8 (1.68%) Selenium
12 7 (1.47%) Maven
13 6 (1.26%) Grunt
13 6 (1.26%) Jasmine
13 6 (1.26%) Karma Test Runner
13 6 (1.26%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 191 (40.13%) Finance
2 67 (14.08%) Banking
3 27 (5.67%) Front Office
4 25 (5.25%) Investment Banking
5 21 (4.41%) Retail
6 16 (3.36%) Legal
7 11 (2.31%) Law
8 10 (2.10%) Public Sector
9 7 (1.47%) Advertising
10 6 (1.26%) Back Office
10 6 (1.26%) Marketing
11 5 (1.05%) Financial Institution
12 4 (0.84%) Games
13 3 (0.63%) General Ledger
13 3 (0.63%) Pharmaceutical
13 3 (0.63%) Publishing
14 2 (0.42%) Manufacturing
14 2 (0.42%) Retail Banking
15 1 (0.21%) International Banking
15 1 (0.21%) Police
Job Titles
1 259 (54.41%) Developer
2 69 (14.50%) SQL Developer
3 56 (11.76%) .NET Developer
4 55 (11.55%) C# Developer
5 50 (10.50%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 42 (8.82%) Analyst
7 28 (5.88%) DBA
8 27 (5.67%) Architect
9 26 (5.46%) Senior Developer
10 23 (4.83%) Full Stack Developer
11 21 (4.41%) SQL DBA
12 20 (4.20%) Angular Developer
13 19 (3.99%) C# .NET Developer
13 19 (3.99%) DevOps Engineer
13 19 (3.99%) SQL BI Developer
14 17 (3.57%) Applications Support
15 15 (3.15%) Analyst Developer
15 15 (3.15%) ETL Developer
16 14 (2.94%) Applications Engineer
16 14 (2.94%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 170 (35.71%) .NET
2 68 (14.29%) AngularJS
3 56 (11.76%) ASP.NET
4 45 (9.45%) .NET Framework
5 39 (8.19%) CSS
6 34 (7.14%) HTML
7 32 (6.72%) REST
8 29 (6.09%) .NET Core
9 27 (5.67%) ASP.NET Web API
10 25 (5.25%) ASP.NET MVC
11 22 (4.62%) React
11 22 (4.62%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 21 (4.41%) WCF
12 21 (4.41%) Web Services
13 18 (3.78%) RESTful
14 16 (3.36%) JSON
14 16 (3.36%) XML
15 15 (3.15%) HTML5
16 14 (2.94%) Entity Framework
16 14 (2.94%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 22 (4.62%) Greenfield Project
2 19 (3.99%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (2.73%) Equities
4 11 (2.31%) Fixed Income
4 11 (2.31%) User Experience
5 10 (2.10%) Derivative
5 10 (2.10%) Self-Motivation
6 9 (1.89%) Clustering
6 9 (1.89%) Public Cloud
7 8 (1.68%) Hedge funds
7 8 (1.68%) Reinsurance
8 7 (1.47%) Replication
9 6 (1.26%) Data Structures
10 5 (1.05%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 4 (0.84%) Hybrid Cloud
11 4 (0.84%) Management Information System
12 3 (0.63%) Data Centre
12 3 (0.63%) Enterprise Software
12 3 (0.63%) Grid Computing
12 3 (0.63%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 81 (17.02%) Windows
2 25 (5.25%) Windows Server
3 24 (5.04%) Linux
4 18 (3.78%) Windows 10
5 14 (2.94%) Unix
6 11 (2.31%) Windows Server 2008
7 7 (1.47%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (1.26%) VMS
9 5 (1.05%) Windows 7
10 2 (0.42%) Android
10 2 (0.42%) Apple iOS
10 2 (0.42%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.21%) CentOS
11 1 (0.21%) Data ONTAP
11 1 (0.21%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.21%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 130 (27.31%) Business Intelligence
2 125 (26.26%) Agile Software Development
3 105 (22.06%) ETL
4 69 (14.50%) DevOps
5 54 (11.34%) Data Modelling
6 50 (10.50%) Migration
6 50 (10.50%) MVC
7 48 (10.08%) CRM
7 48 (10.08%) Microservices
8 47 (9.87%) Test Automation
9 35 (7.35%) Analytics
10 32 (6.72%) Continuous Integration
10 32 (6.72%) TDD
11 31 (6.51%) Problem-Solving
12 30 (6.30%) Asset Management
13 29 (6.09%) Scrum
14 27 (5.67%) Performance Tuning
15 24 (5.04%) Data Analysis
16 23 (4.83%) SDLC
17 21 (4.41%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 273 (57.35%) SQL
2 177 (37.18%) C#
3 83 (17.44%) T-SQL
4 69 (14.50%) JavaScript
5 58 (12.18%) PowerShell
6 41 (8.61%) Java
7 39 (8.19%) Python
8 21 (4.41%) TypeScript
9 18 (3.78%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
9 18 (3.78%) VBA
10 12 (2.52%) PL/SQL
11 10 (2.10%) Perl
12 7 (1.47%) Bash Shell
12 7 (1.47%) R
13 5 (1.05%) Scala
13 5 (1.05%) VB
14 4 (0.84%) Java 8
14 4 (0.84%) PHP
15 3 (0.63%) ES6
15 3 (0.63%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 18 (3.78%) Security Cleared
2 16 (3.36%) SC Cleared
3 15 (3.15%) Degree
4 7 (1.47%) Computer Science Degree
5 4 (0.84%) BC Cleared
5 4 (0.84%) CISSP
5 4 (0.84%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (0.42%) ISTQB
6 2 (0.42%) MCP
7 1 (0.21%) IIBA
7 1 (0.21%) ISEB
7 1 (0.21%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.21%) MCDBA
7 1 (0.21%) MCSA
7 1 (0.21%) MCSE
7 1 (0.21%) OCP
7 1 (0.21%) Oracle Certification
7 1 (0.21%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (4.62%) QA
2 13 (2.73%) Data Quality
3 10 (2.10%) SLA
4 7 (1.47%) GDPR
5 5 (1.05%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 3 (0.63%) IFRS
6 3 (0.63%) Solvency II
7 2 (0.42%) COREP
7 2 (0.42%) FINREP
7 2 (0.42%) WCAG
8 1 (0.21%) Dodd-Frank
8 1 (0.21%) EMIR
8 1 (0.21%) MiFID
8 1 (0.21%) PMO
System Software
1 33 (6.93%) Active Directory
2 18 (3.78%) Docker
3 12 (2.52%) Oracle RAC
4 10 (2.10%) VMware Infrastructure
5 7 (1.47%) VMware ESXi
6 6 (1.26%) Virtual Machines
7 4 (0.84%) HDFS
8 3 (0.63%) Hyper-V
9 2 (0.42%) vSphere
9 2 (0.42%) XenApp
10 1 (0.21%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
10 1 (0.21%) Apache Flume
10 1 (0.21%) Citrix Hypervisor
10 1 (0.21%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 9 (1.89%) Ansible
2 8 (1.68%) SCCM
3 6 (1.26%) Microsoft Clustering
3 6 (1.26%) Single Sign-On
4 5 (1.05%) Terraform
5 4 (0.84%) Data Guard
5 4 (0.84%) SCOM
6 3 (0.63%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 3 (0.63%) Kubernetes
6 3 (0.63%) MIIS
6 3 (0.63%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (0.63%) Puppet
6 3 (0.63%) SCOrch
7 2 (0.42%) Hadoop YARN
7 2 (0.42%) Microsoft Intune
8 1 (0.21%) Control-M
8 1 (0.21%) FortiGate
8 1 (0.21%) Oozie
8 1 (0.21%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 1 (0.21%) Packer
Vendors
1 174 (36.55%) Microsoft
2 69 (14.50%) Oracle
3 34 (7.14%) Tableau
4 17 (3.57%) VMware
5 15 (3.15%) iManage
6 13 (2.73%) Google
7 12 (2.52%) LexisNexis
8 10 (2.10%) Cognos
9 8 (1.68%) Salesforce.com
10 7 (1.47%) Bloomberg
10 7 (1.47%) Citrix
10 7 (1.47%) Informatica
11 6 (1.26%) Alteryx
11 6 (1.26%) CODA
11 6 (1.26%) Databricks
12 5 (1.05%) Atlassian
12 5 (1.05%) SAP
12 5 (1.05%) Sitecore
13 4 (0.84%) Cisco
13 4 (0.84%) CyberArk