Period
to 24 November 2020

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 November 2020 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 Nov 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 24 18 20
Rank change year-on-year -6 +2 -2
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 130 462 554
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 6.63% 8.05% 7.91%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 27.14% 32.49% 30.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 116 381 443
Median daily rate £525 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £350 £363 £363
90th Percentile £656 £625 £638
Central London median daily rate £525 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 3
Median hourly rate - £37.17 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +65.18% +4.65%
Central London median hourly rate - £37.17 £22.50
% change year-on-year - +65.18% +4.65%

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 479 1,422 1,794
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 24.44% 24.79% 25.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 342 1,125 1,439
Median daily rate £525 £525 £525
10th Percentile £350 £386 £370
90th Percentile £688 £675 £675
Central London median daily rate £525 £525 £525
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 10
Median hourly rate £35.00 £37.17 £29.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.83% +24.74% +8.35%
10th Percentile £20.80 £21.19 £18.60
90th Percentile £38.85 £91.90 £48.05
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £29.80
% change year-on-year - +17.47% +8.35%

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 November 2020.

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 November 2020, 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 69 (53.08%) SQL
2 56 (43.08%) Finance
3 48 (36.92%) Azure
4 47 (36.15%) C#
5 42 (32.31%) .NET
5 42 (32.31%) Agile Software Development
6 38 (29.23%) Banking
7 36 (27.69%) Microsoft
8 33 (25.38%) Oracle
9 28 (21.54%) DevOps
10 27 (20.77%) Windows
11 24 (18.46%) Migration
11 24 (18.46%) PowerShell
12 22 (16.92%) JavaScript
12 22 (16.92%) Business Intelligence
13 21 (16.15%) MySQL
13 21 (16.15%) Data Warehouse
14 19 (14.62%) REST
14 19 (14.62%) AngularJS
15 18 (13.85%) HTML
16 17 (13.08%) Python
16 17 (13.08%) Test Automation
17 16 (12.31%) AWS
17 16 (12.31%) Linux
17 16 (12.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 15 (11.54%) Multithreading
18 15 (11.54%) Microservices
18 15 (11.54%) Power Platform
19 14 (10.77%) Windows Server
19 14 (10.77%) .NET Core

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 10 (7.69%) IIS
2 8 (6.15%) SharePoint
3 6 (4.62%) Confluence
4 5 (3.85%) Red Hat Fuse
5 4 (3.08%) Apache
5 4 (3.08%) Elasticsearch
6 3 (2.31%) Skype for Business
7 2 (1.54%) JBoss
7 2 (1.54%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (0.77%) Apache Airflow
8 1 (0.77%) Apache Spark
8 1 (0.77%) CMS
8 1 (0.77%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.77%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.77%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.77%) nginx
8 1 (0.77%) Oracle Workflow
8 1 (0.77%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.77%) Tomcat
Applications
1 5 (3.85%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (3.08%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.77%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 1 (0.77%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.77%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (0.77%) Northgate Housing
1 1 (0.77%) Oracle Financials
1 1 (0.77%) Siebel CRM
1 1 (0.77%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 48 (36.92%) Azure
2 16 (12.31%) AWS
3 15 (11.54%) Power Platform
4 13 (10.00%) PaaS
5 9 (6.92%) Azure Data Factory
5 9 (6.92%) Serverless
6 8 (6.15%) Office 365
7 7 (5.38%) AWS Lambda
7 7 (5.38%) GitHub
7 7 (5.38%) IaaS
8 6 (4.62%) SaaS
9 5 (3.85%) Amazon EC2
9 5 (3.85%) Amazon S3
9 5 (3.85%) OpenShift
9 5 (3.85%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 4 (3.08%) Logic Apps
11 3 (2.31%) Azure Active Directory
12 2 (1.54%) GCP
12 2 (1.54%) NuGet
12 2 (1.54%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 6 (4.62%) TCP/IP
2 5 (3.85%) Firewall
2 5 (3.85%) HTTPS
2 5 (3.85%) Internet
2 5 (3.85%) VoIP
3 4 (3.08%) HTTP
3 4 (3.08%) Intrusion Detection
3 4 (3.08%) IPsec
3 4 (3.08%) Kerberos
3 4 (3.08%) Network Security
4 3 (2.31%) DNS
4 3 (2.31%) SAN
4 3 (2.31%) Skype
5 2 (1.54%) AMQP
5 2 (1.54%) Intranet
6 1 (0.77%) IPv4
6 1 (0.77%) NAS
6 1 (0.77%) NetScaler
6 1 (0.77%) Reverse Proxy
6 1 (0.77%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (16.15%) Data Warehouse
1 21 (16.15%) MySQL
2 16 (12.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 14 (10.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 13 (10.00%) Power BI
5 12 (9.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 10 (7.69%) Azure SQL Database
7 9 (6.92%) PostgreSQL
7 9 (6.92%) Relational Database
8 8 (6.15%) Amazon RDS
9 7 (5.38%) RDBMS
10 6 (4.62%) Amazon Aurora
10 6 (4.62%) SQL Server 2008
11 5 (3.85%) NoSQL
11 5 (3.85%) Oracle Database
11 5 (3.85%) Oracle Database 12c
12 4 (3.08%) MS Access
12 4 (3.08%) Redis
13 3 (2.31%) OLAP
13 3 (2.31%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 14 (10.77%) Git (software)
2 13 (10.00%) Jenkins
3 10 (7.69%) TeamCity
4 8 (6.15%) Visual Studio
5 7 (5.38%) JIRA
5 7 (5.38%) Subversion
6 6 (4.62%) MSBuild
7 5 (3.85%) Artifactory
7 5 (3.85%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 5 (3.85%) Hudson
7 5 (3.85%) Visual Studio Team System
8 4 (3.08%) Cypress.io
8 4 (3.08%) Liquibase
8 4 (3.08%) Selenium
8 4 (3.08%) VisualSVN
9 3 (2.31%) Bitbucket
9 3 (2.31%) FishEye
9 3 (2.31%) Team Foundation Server
10 2 (1.54%) jMock
10 2 (1.54%) Maven
General
1 56 (43.08%) Finance
2 38 (29.23%) Banking
3 10 (7.69%) Front Office
4 6 (4.62%) Investment Banking
5 5 (3.85%) Back Office
5 5 (3.85%) International Banking
6 4 (3.08%) Multimedia
7 3 (2.31%) Financial Institution
8 2 (1.54%) Local Government
8 2 (1.54%) Public Sector
8 2 (1.54%) Retail
9 1 (0.77%) Advertising
9 1 (0.77%) Electronics
9 1 (0.77%) Legal
Job Titles
1 59 (45.38%) Developer
2 21 (16.15%) C# Developer
3 14 (10.77%) .NET Developer
4 11 (8.46%) Architect
5 10 (7.69%) SQL Developer
6 8 (6.15%) Administrator
6 8 (6.15%) C# .NET Developer
6 8 (6.15%) DBA
6 8 (6.15%) Senior Developer
7 7 (5.38%) Analyst
7 7 (5.38%) DevOps Engineer
7 7 (5.38%) Java Developer
7 7 (5.38%) SQL Server Developer
8 6 (4.62%) Azure Developer
8 6 (4.62%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 6 (4.62%) Consultant
9 5 (3.85%) Angular Developer
9 5 (3.85%) Azure Engineer
9 5 (3.85%) SSIS Developer
10 4 (3.08%) ETL Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (32.31%) .NET
2 19 (14.62%) AngularJS
2 19 (14.62%) REST
3 18 (13.85%) HTML
4 14 (10.77%) .NET Core
4 14 (10.77%) .NET Framework
4 14 (10.77%) CSS
5 9 (6.92%) Entity Framework
5 9 (6.92%) HTML5
6 8 (6.15%) ASP.NET Web API
6 8 (6.15%) jQuery
6 8 (6.15%) WCF
7 7 (5.38%) ASP.NET
7 7 (5.38%) React
8 6 (4.62%) JMS
9 5 (3.85%) Hibernate
9 5 (3.85%) Spring
9 5 (3.85%) XML
10 4 (3.08%) JDBC
10 4 (3.08%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 9 (6.92%) Analytical Skills
1 9 (6.92%) Management Information System
2 8 (6.15%) Replication
3 7 (5.38%) Enterprise Software
4 6 (4.62%) Data Centre
5 4 (3.08%) CCTV
5 4 (3.08%) Clustering
5 4 (3.08%) Fixed Income
5 4 (3.08%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 4 (3.08%) User Experience
6 3 (2.31%) Greenfield Project
6 3 (2.31%) Private Cloud
7 2 (1.54%) Data Protection Act
7 2 (1.54%) Hedge funds
7 2 (1.54%) Market Risk
7 2 (1.54%) N-Tier
7 2 (1.54%) Wiki
8 1 (0.77%) Derivative
8 1 (0.77%) Exotic Derivative
8 1 (0.77%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 27 (20.77%) Windows
2 16 (12.31%) Linux
3 14 (10.77%) Windows Server
4 13 (10.00%) Unix
5 7 (5.38%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (3.08%) Windows 7
7 3 (2.31%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (1.54%) Android
8 2 (1.54%) Apple iOS
8 2 (1.54%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.77%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.77%) Windows Phone
9 1 (0.77%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (32.31%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (21.54%) DevOps
3 24 (18.46%) Migration
4 22 (16.92%) Business Intelligence
5 17 (13.08%) Test Automation
6 15 (11.54%) Microservices
6 15 (11.54%) Multithreading
7 13 (10.00%) Data Modelling
7 13 (10.00%) High Availability
8 12 (9.23%) Continuous Integration
8 12 (9.23%) Data Migration
8 12 (9.23%) ETL
8 12 (9.23%) Performance Tuning
8 12 (9.23%) TDD
9 11 (8.46%) SDLC
10 10 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
10 10 (7.69%) OO
11 9 (6.92%) Configuration Management
12 8 (6.15%) Data Analysis
12 8 (6.15%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 69 (53.08%) SQL
2 47 (36.15%) C#
3 24 (18.46%) PowerShell
4 22 (16.92%) JavaScript
5 17 (13.08%) Python
6 14 (10.77%) Java
6 14 (10.77%) T-SQL
7 8 (6.15%) TypeScript
8 5 (3.85%) Groovy
9 4 (3.08%) Bash Shell
9 4 (3.08%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
9 4 (3.08%) Perl
9 4 (3.08%) PL/SQL
9 4 (3.08%) R
10 3 (2.31%) C
10 3 (2.31%) Java 8
10 3 (2.31%) Ruby
10 3 (2.31%) VBScript
11 2 (1.54%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.77%) VBA
Qualifications
1 8 (6.15%) SC Cleared
1 8 (6.15%) Security Cleared
2 3 (2.31%) Degree
3 2 (1.54%) MCSE
3 2 (1.54%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.77%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (0.77%) DV Cleared
4 1 (0.77%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.08%) GDPR
2 3 (2.31%) MiFID
3 1 (0.77%) Government Security Classifications
3 1 (0.77%) NCSC
3 1 (0.77%) QA
System Software
1 10 (7.69%) Active Directory
1 10 (7.69%) Docker
2 4 (3.08%) Oracle RAC
2 4 (3.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.54%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.77%) UAG
4 1 (0.77%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.77%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 9 (6.92%) Kubernetes
2 7 (5.38%) Terraform
3 4 (3.08%) Ansible
3 4 (3.08%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
3 4 (3.08%) Foglight
3 4 (3.08%) MaaS360
3 4 (3.08%) Norton AntiVirus
4 3 (2.31%) RSA Archer
5 2 (1.54%) Microsoft Intune
5 2 (1.54%) Nagios
5 2 (1.54%) Puppet
5 2 (1.54%) SCCM
5 2 (1.54%) SCOM
6 1 (0.77%) Control-M
6 1 (0.77%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.77%) Kibana
6 1 (0.77%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.77%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 1 (0.77%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 1 (0.77%) WSUS
Vendors
1 36 (27.69%) Microsoft
2 33 (25.38%) Oracle
3 7 (5.38%) Databricks
4 5 (3.85%) HP
4 5 (3.85%) Sybase
4 5 (3.85%) Symantec
4 5 (3.85%) VMware
5 4 (3.08%) Apple
5 4 (3.08%) ArcSight
5 4 (3.08%) Atlassian
5 4 (3.08%) CyberArk
5 4 (3.08%) McAfee
5 4 (3.08%) Micro Focus
5 4 (3.08%) Qualys
5 4 (3.08%) RedGate
6 3 (2.31%) Cisco
6 3 (2.31%) Salesforce.com
6 3 (2.31%) ServiceNow
7 2 (1.54%) Citrix
7 2 (1.54%) Murex