Period
to 16 November 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 16 November 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
16 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 20 21 15
Rank change year-on-year +1 -6 -5
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 574 586 618
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 8.16% 8.22% 9.20%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 32.32% 33.68% 35.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 452 482 473
City of London median daily rate £500 £475 £445
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +6.74% -1.11%
10th Percentile £363 £363 £319
90th Percentile £638 £650 £593
Central London median daily rate £500 £475 £438
% change year-on-year +5.26% +8.57% +0.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 1
City of London median hourly rate £22.50 £21.50 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.65% -52.22% +46.34%
10th Percentile £20.25 £20.75 £42.50
90th Percentile £34.42 £28.35 £47.50
Central London median hourly rate £22.50 £21.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year +4.65% -52.22% +104.78%

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 1,776 1,740 1,759
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 25.24% 24.41% 26.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,418 1,410 1,401
City of London median daily rate £525 £525 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +10.53% +2.70%
10th Percentile £370 £363 £325
90th Percentile £675 £688 £675
Central London median daily rate £525 £525 £475
% change year-on-year - +10.53% +5.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 11 1
City of London median hourly rate £29.80 £27.50 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.35% -38.89% +80.00%
10th Percentile £18.60 £20.75 £42.50
90th Percentile £48.05 £33.25 £47.50
Central London median hourly rate £29.80 £25.99 £45.00
% change year-on-year +14.63% -42.24% +104.78%

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 16 November 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
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 16 November 2018.

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 16 November 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
London Bridge - 18 £525 -
Moorgate - 4 - -
SQL Server
Central London

For the 6 months to 16 November 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.

1 321 (55.92%) SQL
2 237 (41.29%) Finance
3 224 (39.02%) C#
4 212 (36.93%) Agile Software Development
5 199 (34.67%) .NET
6 172 (29.97%) Microsoft
7 138 (24.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 126 (21.95%) Business Intelligence
9 125 (21.78%) Microsoft Azure
10 112 (19.51%) Oracle
11 99 (17.25%) TDD
11 99 (17.25%) T-SQL
12 98 (17.07%) Banking
13 97 (16.90%) Data Warehouse
14 94 (16.38%) ETL
15 93 (16.20%) Windows
16 92 (16.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 89 (15.51%) Java
18 79 (13.76%) JavaScript
19 76 (13.24%) Scrum
20 75 (13.07%) Relational Database
21 74 (12.89%) MVC
22 71 (12.37%) ASP.NET
23 70 (12.20%) PowerShell
24 69 (12.02%) .NET Framework
25 67 (11.67%) Unix
26 66 (11.50%) Microsoft Excel
27 62 (10.80%) OO
28 60 (10.45%) Power BI
29 59 (10.28%) 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 22 (3.83%) IIS
1 22 (3.83%) SharePoint
2 21 (3.66%) Elasticsearch
3 20 (3.48%) Apache Spark
3 20 (3.48%) Confluence
4 15 (2.61%) Apache
4 15 (2.61%) SAS
5 13 (2.26%) JBoss
6 11 (1.92%) MS Exchange
7 10 (1.74%) WebLogic
8 9 (1.57%) NServiceBus
9 7 (1.22%) CMS
9 7 (1.22%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 6 (1.05%) WebSphere
11 4 (0.70%) Skype for Business
12 3 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2010
12 3 (0.52%) IBM Notes
12 3 (0.52%) Tomcat
12 3 (0.52%) Umbraco
13 2 (0.35%) EPiServer
Applications
1 66 (11.50%) Microsoft Excel
2 18 (3.14%) Microsoft Office
2 18 (3.14%) MS Visio
3 8 (1.39%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 7 (1.22%) Spreadsheet
5 4 (0.70%) Acrobat
5 4 (0.70%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.17%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 14 (2.44%) Actimize
2 11 (1.92%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 6 (1.05%) Dynamics AX
4 4 (0.70%) ReMetrica
5 3 (0.52%) FastStats
6 2 (0.35%) Dynamics CRM
6 2 (0.35%) Infor SunSystems
6 2 (0.35%) NetSuite
6 2 (0.35%) Oracle EBS
6 2 (0.35%) Oracle Retail
6 2 (0.35%) thinkFolio
6 2 (0.35%) Towers Watson Igloo
7 1 (0.17%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.17%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.17%) Oracle ERP
7 1 (0.17%) Oracle Financials
7 1 (0.17%) PeopleSoft HRMS
7 1 (0.17%) SAP Business One
7 1 (0.17%) SAP CRM
7 1 (0.17%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 125 (21.78%) Microsoft Azure
2 51 (8.89%) Amazon AWS
3 19 (3.31%) PaaS
4 15 (2.61%) Amazon EC2
4 15 (2.61%) Amazon S3
4 15 (2.61%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 13 (2.26%) Cloud Computing
5 13 (2.26%) IaaS
6 8 (1.39%) Office 365
6 8 (1.39%) Serverless
7 7 (1.22%) Dynamics 365
8 5 (0.87%) SaaS
9 4 (0.70%) GitHub
10 3 (0.52%) Google Cloud Platform
11 2 (0.35%) Amazon ELB
11 2 (0.35%) Amazon EMR
11 2 (0.35%) Azure Data Factory
11 2 (0.35%) OneDrive
11 2 (0.35%) Route 53
12 1 (0.17%) Fastly
Communications & Networking
1 9 (1.57%) DNS
1 9 (1.57%) TCP/IP
2 8 (1.39%) Firewall
3 7 (1.22%) HTTP
3 7 (1.22%) SAN
4 4 (0.70%) Kerberos
4 4 (0.70%) NAS
4 4 (0.70%) Skype
4 4 (0.70%) VoIP
5 3 (0.52%) Cisco IOS
5 3 (0.52%) DHCP
5 3 (0.52%) HTTPS
5 3 (0.52%) Intranet
5 3 (0.52%) WAN
6 2 (0.35%) AMQP
6 2 (0.35%) DMZ
6 2 (0.35%) Internet
6 2 (0.35%) iSCSI
6 2 (0.35%) LAN
7 1 (0.17%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 138 (24.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 97 (16.90%) Data Warehouse
3 92 (16.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 75 (13.07%) Relational Database
5 60 (10.45%) Power BI
6 59 (10.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 47 (8.19%) SQL Server 2008
7 47 (8.19%) SQL Server 2012
8 43 (7.49%) Hadoop
8 43 (7.49%) SQL Server 2016
9 38 (6.62%) Big Data
10 31 (5.40%) NoSQL
10 31 (5.40%) SQL Server 2014
11 29 (5.05%) MongoDB
12 28 (4.88%) RDBMS
13 24 (4.18%) MySQL
14 20 (3.48%) Azure SQL Database
15 19 (3.31%) Impala
16 18 (3.14%) Apache Hive
17 16 (2.79%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 46 (8.01%) Git (software)
2 36 (6.27%) Visual Studio
3 35 (6.10%) Jenkins
4 32 (5.57%) JIRA
5 31 (5.40%) Team Foundation Server
6 22 (3.83%) Subversion
7 17 (2.96%) TeamCity
7 17 (2.96%) Visual Studio Team System
8 16 (2.79%) SpecFlow
9 15 (2.61%) Maven
10 14 (2.44%) NUnit
11 13 (2.26%) Octopus Deploy
12 10 (1.74%) JUnit
12 10 (1.74%) Selenium
13 9 (1.57%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 9 (1.57%) jMock
14 8 (1.39%) Moq
14 8 (1.39%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
15 7 (1.22%) Eclipse
15 7 (1.22%) JIRA Agile
General
1 237 (41.29%) Finance
2 98 (17.07%) Banking
3 57 (9.93%) Front Office
4 33 (5.75%) Investment Banking
5 27 (4.70%) Financial Institution
6 23 (4.01%) Back Office
7 20 (3.48%) Retail
8 16 (2.79%) Advertising
9 8 (1.39%) Marketing
10 7 (1.22%) Legal
11 6 (1.05%) Publishing
11 6 (1.05%) Telecoms
12 5 (0.87%) Law
13 2 (0.35%) Billing
13 2 (0.35%) Retail Banking
14 1 (0.17%) French Language
14 1 (0.17%) General Ledger
14 1 (0.17%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 341 (59.41%) Developer
2 105 (18.29%) .NET Developer
3 96 (16.72%) SQL Developer
4 93 (16.20%) C# Developer
5 83 (14.46%) Analyst
6 54 (9.41%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 52 (9.06%) C# .NET Developer
7 52 (9.06%) Senior Developer
8 39 (6.79%) SSIS Developer
9 38 (6.62%) Java Developer
10 25 (4.36%) SSRS Developer
11 21 (3.66%) Architect
11 21 (3.66%) DBA
11 21 (3.66%) SQL BI Developer
11 21 (3.66%) SQL Server Developer
12 20 (3.48%) Consultant
13 18 (3.14%) SSAS Developer
14 17 (2.96%) DevOps Engineer
14 17 (2.96%) SQL DBA
15 16 (2.79%) ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 199 (34.67%) .NET
2 71 (12.37%) ASP.NET
3 69 (12.02%) .NET Framework
4 56 (9.76%) HTML
5 53 (9.23%) Entity Framework
6 50 (8.71%) WCF
6 50 (8.71%) XML
7 48 (8.36%) ASP.NET Web API
8 43 (7.49%) AngularJS
9 39 (6.79%) CSS
10 38 (6.62%) Middleware
10 38 (6.62%) WPF
11 37 (6.45%) REST
12 34 (5.92%) ASP.NET MVC
13 32 (5.57%) React
14 28 (4.88%) .NET Core
14 28 (4.88%) Spring
15 26 (4.53%) Web Services
16 24 (4.18%) JMS
17 23 (4.01%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 59 (10.28%) Greenfield Project
2 42 (7.32%) Fixed Income
3 34 (5.92%) Analytical Skills
4 32 (5.57%) Derivative
4 32 (5.57%) Equities
5 28 (4.88%) Fintech
6 26 (4.53%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 23 (4.01%) Computer Science
8 20 (3.48%) Self-Motivation
9 18 (3.14%) Hedge funds
10 14 (2.44%) Tandem
11 13 (2.26%) Wiki
12 11 (1.92%) Data Centre
12 11 (1.92%) Data Structures
13 10 (1.74%) Market Risk
13 10 (1.74%) Reinsurance
13 10 (1.74%) Replication
14 9 (1.57%) Management Information System
15 7 (1.22%) Enterprise Software
15 7 (1.22%) Grid Computing
Operating Systems
1 93 (16.20%) Windows
2 67 (11.67%) Unix
3 54 (9.41%) Linux
4 37 (6.45%) Windows Server
5 14 (2.44%) Windows Server 2008
6 10 (1.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 8 (1.39%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (0.70%) Solaris
8 4 (0.70%) Windows 10
8 4 (0.70%) Windows 7
8 4 (0.70%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (0.52%) Android
10 2 (0.35%) AIX
10 2 (0.35%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.17%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.17%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.17%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 212 (36.93%) Agile Software Development
2 126 (21.95%) Business Intelligence
3 99 (17.25%) TDD
4 94 (16.38%) ETL
5 76 (13.24%) Scrum
6 74 (12.89%) MVC
7 62 (10.80%) OO
8 49 (8.54%) Problem-Solving
9 47 (8.19%) Test Automation
10 45 (7.84%) Analytics
10 45 (7.84%) BDD
10 45 (7.84%) SDLC
11 42 (7.32%) Continuous Integration
11 42 (7.32%) Migration
12 41 (7.14%) Unit Testing
13 40 (6.97%) Data Analysis
13 40 (6.97%) Multithreading
13 40 (6.97%) SOA
14 38 (6.62%) Microservices
15 37 (6.45%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 321 (55.92%) SQL
2 224 (39.02%) C#
3 99 (17.25%) T-SQL
4 89 (15.51%) Java
5 79 (13.76%) JavaScript
6 70 (12.20%) PowerShell
7 48 (8.36%) Python
8 33 (5.75%) VBA
9 18 (3.14%) Bash Shell
10 17 (2.96%) Shell Script
11 16 (2.79%) Korn
12 15 (2.61%) PL/SQL
13 13 (2.26%) C
14 12 (2.09%) C++
14 12 (2.09%) R
14 12 (2.09%) TypeScript
15 9 (1.57%) VB
16 8 (1.39%) Java 8
16 8 (1.39%) VB.NET
17 6 (1.05%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Qualifications
1 36 (6.27%) Degree
2 8 (1.39%) Computer Science Degree
2 8 (1.39%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (1.05%) Security Cleared
4 5 (0.87%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (0.52%) CCNA
5 3 (0.52%) MCP
5 3 (0.52%) MCSE
5 3 (0.52%) MCTS
6 2 (0.35%) DV Cleared
6 2 (0.35%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (0.35%) SC Cleared
6 2 (0.35%) TOGAF Certification
7 1 (0.17%) DBS Check
7 1 (0.17%) Master's Degree
7 1 (0.17%) Numerate Degree
7 1 (0.17%) OCP
7 1 (0.17%) Oracle Certification
7 1 (0.17%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.17%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (3.31%) Data Quality
2 14 (2.44%) QA
3 3 (0.52%) PSD2
3 3 (0.52%) SLA
4 1 (0.17%) Basel III
4 1 (0.17%) GCP
4 1 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.17%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.17%) SEPA
4 1 (0.17%) Solvency II
System Software
1 28 (4.88%) Active Directory
2 22 (3.83%) HDFS
3 18 (3.14%) Docker
4 12 (2.09%) VMware Infrastructure
5 7 (1.22%) Oracle RAC
6 4 (0.70%) Hyper-V
6 4 (0.70%) Virtual Machines
6 4 (0.70%) vSphere
6 4 (0.70%) XenApp
6 4 (0.70%) XenDesktop
7 2 (0.35%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.17%) NFS
8 1 (0.17%) Platform Symphony
8 1 (0.17%) VMware Server
8 1 (0.17%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 22 (3.83%) Ansible
2 16 (2.79%) Opscode Chef
3 15 (2.61%) Puppet
4 13 (2.26%) Hadoop YARN
5 7 (1.22%) SCCM
6 6 (1.05%) Microsoft Clustering
7 5 (0.87%) Kubernetes
7 5 (0.87%) Terraform
8 4 (0.70%) Kibana
8 4 (0.70%) logstash
9 3 (0.52%) Control-M
9 3 (0.52%) Failover Clustering
9 3 (0.52%) ITRS Geneos
9 3 (0.52%) NetBackup
9 3 (0.52%) Oozie
9 3 (0.52%) Perfmon
9 3 (0.52%) SCOM
9 3 (0.52%) Single Sign-On
9 3 (0.52%) WebSphere Service Registry and Repository
9 3 (0.52%) WSUS
Vendors
1 172 (29.97%) Microsoft
2 112 (19.51%) Oracle
3 27 (4.70%) Sybase
4 26 (4.53%) Tableau
5 23 (4.01%) IBM
6 18 (3.14%) SAP
7 17 (2.96%) VMware
8 15 (2.61%) Citrix
9 13 (2.26%) Cloudera
10 12 (2.09%) Salesforce.com
11 11 (1.92%) TIBCO
12 10 (1.74%) Cisco
12 10 (1.74%) Informatica
12 10 (1.74%) Red Hat
13 7 (1.22%) Atlassian
13 7 (1.22%) Cadence
14 6 (1.05%) Bloomberg
14 6 (1.05%) NetApp
14 6 (1.05%) Nimble Storage
15 5 (0.87%) iManage