The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in 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 3 months to 22 June 2017 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)
England / London
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 31 24 12
Rank change year-on-year -7 -12  
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 1287 1442 2147
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 6.21% 6.64% 9.15%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 25.98% 29.10% 38.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 975 1073 1552
Median daily rate £475 £440 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.95% +3.52%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £326 £310 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £350 £335
% change year-on-year +2.85% +4.47%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 11 18
Median hourly rate £21.50 £40.00 £22.67
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -46.25% +76.48%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.60 £19.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.62 £190.00 £52.17
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.50 £32.66 £23.75
% change year-on-year +20.96% +37.49%  

SQL Server is in the database and business intelligence skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills.

Contract Database & Business Intelligence Skills
London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 4954 4955 5618
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 23.90% 22.83% 23.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 3603 3665 3955
Median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £330 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £351
% change year-on-year +3.22% +10.55%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 23 52
Median hourly rate £24.66 £35.00 £27.78
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -29.54% +25.98%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.33 £16.75 £15.92
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.43 £100.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £31.27 £26.75
% change year-on-year +21.52% +16.89%  

SQL Server
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London citing SQL Server as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Database & Business Intelligence category.

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server in London

SQL Server
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SQL Server in London.

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL Server in London

SQL Server
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server in London over the 3 months to 22 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SQL Server in London

SQL Server
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server in London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL Server in London

SQL Server
Contract Job Locations in 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 London region over the 3 months to 22 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London -8 242 £475 +5.55% 119
Kingston Upon Thames -3 17 £370 -8.07% 7
West End of London +7 5 £425 -15.00% 3
Bromley +5 5 £575 +35.29%
Docklands, London 0 5 £575 +21.05%
Croydon -3 5 £463 +51.63% 2
Surbiton -1 2 £451 - 1
Canary Wharf -9 2 £493 +12.57%
Twickenham - 2 £339 - 1
Harrow +4 1 £425 +18.05% 3
Paddington +4 1 - -
Brentford +2 1 £365 - 1
Chiswick - 1 £425 -
Heathrow - 1 £425 -
Greenwich - 1 £410 - 1
SQL Server
England

For the 6 months to 22 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the London region with a requirement for SQL Server.

1 1433 (53.02%) SQL
2 1081 (39.99%) C#
3 1022 (37.81%) .NET
4 944 (34.92%) Microsoft
5 854 (31.59%) Finance
6 735 (27.19%) Agile Software Development
7 582 (21.53%) Windows
8 538 (19.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 526 (19.46%) Oracle
10 510 (18.87%) JavaScript
11 471 (17.43%) Banking
12 466 (17.24%) Business Intelligence
13 454 (16.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 447 (16.54%) ASP.NET
15 439 (16.24%) T-SQL
16 435 (16.09%) MVC
17 421 (15.58%) TDD
18 416 (15.39%) HTML
19 389 (14.39%) Microsoft Azure
20 341 (12.62%) Java
21 334 (12.36%) SQL Server 2008
22 328 (12.13%) AngularJS
23 327 (12.10%) SQL Server 2012
24 322 (11.91%) Data Warehouse
25 302 (11.17%) ETL
26 294 (10.88%) CSS
27 272 (10.06%) SQL Server Analysis Services
28 264 (9.77%) Scrum
29 251 (9.29%) Linux
30 245 (9.06%) ASP.NET MVC

SQL Server
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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
1 230 (8.51%) SharePoint
2 163 (6.03%) IIS
3 81 (3.00%) Apache
4 64 (2.37%) Elasticsearch
5 62 (2.29%) MS Exchange
6 61 (2.26%) Tomcat
7 60 (2.22%) BizTalk Server
8 56 (2.07%) WebSphere
9 54 (2.00%) Skype for Business
10 52 (1.92%) JBoss
10 52 (1.92%) SharePoint 2013
11 46 (1.70%) CMS
12 40 (1.48%) Apache Spark
13 35 (1.29%) SAS
14 29 (1.07%) SharePoint 2010
15 28 (1.04%) Exchange Server 2013
16 27 (1.00%) Confluence
16 27 (1.00%) Exchange Server 2010
16 27 (1.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
17 22 (0.81%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 209 (7.73%) Microsoft Excel
2 111 (4.11%) Microsoft Office
3 21 (0.78%) MS Visio
4 12 (0.44%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 11 (0.41%) Microsoft Project
5 11 (0.41%) Spreadsheet
5 11 (0.41%) SPSS
6 3 (0.11%) Photoshop
6 3 (0.11%) S-PLUS
6 3 (0.11%) Stata
7 2 (0.074%) InfoPath
7 2 (0.074%) SmartSuite
7 2 (0.074%) Weka
8 1 (0.037%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 108 (4.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 46 (1.70%) Dynamics AX
3 31 (1.15%) RMDS
4 11 (0.41%) Markit EDM
5 10 (0.37%) FastStats
5 10 (0.37%) ION MarketView
6 9 (0.33%) Eloqua
6 9 (0.33%) NetSuite
7 8 (0.30%) Dynamics NAV
7 8 (0.30%) Unit4 Business World
8 6 (0.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 5 (0.18%) SAP FI
9 5 (0.18%) SAP Hybris
9 5 (0.18%) thinkFolio
10 4 (0.15%) Eagle PACE
10 4 (0.15%) Oracle BPM
10 4 (0.15%) SystmOne
11 3 (0.11%) Cognos TM1
11 3 (0.11%) SunGard GMI
11 3 (0.11%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 389 (14.39%) Microsoft Azure
2 244 (9.03%) Amazon AWS
3 111 (4.11%) Office 365
4 57 (2.11%) IaaS
5 50 (1.85%) PaaS
6 47 (1.74%) GitHub
7 31 (1.15%) Amazon EC2
8 30 (1.11%) Cloud Computing
8 30 (1.11%) SaaS
9 19 (0.70%) AWS CloudFormation
10 15 (0.55%) Yammer
11 14 (0.52%) Amazon S3
12 12 (0.44%) AWS Lambda
13 11 (0.41%) Amazon EMR
14 10 (0.37%) Azure Active Directory
15 9 (0.33%) Dynamics 365
16 8 (0.30%) OpenShift
17 7 (0.26%) Azure Data Factory
18 6 (0.22%) Amazon Kinesis
19 5 (0.18%) Data Lake Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 102 (3.77%) Firewall
2 96 (3.55%) DNS
3 66 (2.44%) SAN
4 62 (2.29%) DHCP
4 62 (2.29%) TCP/IP
5 53 (1.96%) WAN
6 52 (1.92%) Internet
7 51 (1.89%) LAN
8 46 (1.70%) HTTP
9 41 (1.52%) VPN
10 30 (1.11%) Skype
11 29 (1.07%) SSL
12 28 (1.04%) LDAP
13 19 (0.70%) VoIP
14 17 (0.63%) Intranet
15 15 (0.55%) NAS
16 13 (0.48%) FTP
17 12 (0.44%) SMTP
18 11 (0.41%) Network Security
18 11 (0.41%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 538 (19.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 454 (16.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 334 (12.36%) SQL Server 2008
4 327 (12.10%) SQL Server 2012
5 322 (11.91%) Data Warehouse
6 272 (10.06%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 189 (6.99%) Relational Database
8 147 (5.44%) NoSQL
9 141 (5.22%) MySQL
10 117 (4.33%) Big Data
11 116 (4.29%) Power BI
12 114 (4.22%) SQL Server 2014
13 113 (4.18%) Hadoop
14 110 (4.07%) SQL Server 2016
15 92 (3.40%) Oracle Database
16 91 (3.37%) MongoDB
17 84 (3.11%) SQL Server 2005
18 72 (2.66%) RDBMS
19 69 (2.55%) QlikView
20 61 (2.26%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 238 (8.81%) Team Foundation Server
2 203 (7.51%) Visual Studio
3 154 (5.70%) Git (software)
4 133 (4.92%) JIRA
5 117 (4.33%) Jenkins
6 116 (4.29%) TeamCity
7 106 (3.92%) NUnit
8 97 (3.59%) Subversion
9 60 (2.22%) Octopus Deploy
10 44 (1.63%) SpecFlow
11 43 (1.59%) Maven
12 39 (1.44%) Moq
13 35 (1.29%) MSTest
14 30 (1.11%) Bitbucket
15 29 (1.07%) JUnit
16 26 (0.96%) Talend Open Studio
17 23 (0.85%) Selenium
18 21 (0.78%) Visual Studio Team System
19 20 (0.74%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
19 20 (0.74%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 854 (31.59%) Finance
2 471 (17.43%) Banking
3 236 (8.73%) Front Office
4 159 (5.88%) Investment Banking
5 93 (3.44%) Retail
6 63 (2.33%) Marketing
7 56 (2.07%) Back Office
7 56 (2.07%) Legal
8 43 (1.59%) Law
9 41 (1.52%) Advertising
10 29 (1.07%) Financial Institution
11 26 (0.96%) Publishing
12 25 (0.92%) Telecoms
13 14 (0.52%) Games
14 12 (0.44%) Manufacturing
15 11 (0.41%) Retail Banking
16 10 (0.37%) Billing
17 8 (0.30%) Pharmaceutical
17 8 (0.30%) Private Banking
18 6 (0.22%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 1525 (56.42%) Developer
2 477 (17.65%) C# Developer
3 456 (16.87%) .NET Developer
4 375 (13.87%) SQL Developer
5 335 (12.39%) Analyst
6 267 (9.88%) C# .NET Developer
7 211 (7.81%) Architect
8 171 (6.33%) Senior Developer
9 133 (4.92%) DBA
10 125 (4.62%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 125 (4.62%) Consultant
11 120 (4.44%) SQL Server Developer
12 101 (3.74%) Java Developer
13 100 (3.70%) SQL Analyst
14 96 (3.55%) ASP.NET Developer
15 95 (3.51%) Full Stack Developer
16 93 (3.44%) WPF Developer
17 90 (3.33%) SQL DBA
18 87 (3.22%) Senior C# Developer
19 78 (2.89%) Angular Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1022 (37.81%) .NET
2 447 (16.54%) ASP.NET
3 416 (15.39%) HTML
4 328 (12.13%) AngularJS
5 294 (10.88%) CSS
6 245 (9.06%) ASP.NET MVC
7 227 (8.40%) WCF
8 223 (8.25%) .NET Framework
9 221 (8.18%) Web Services
10 195 (7.21%) ASP.NET Web API
11 193 (7.14%) jQuery
12 175 (6.47%) HTML5
13 169 (6.25%) WPF
14 145 (5.36%) Entity Framework
14 145 (5.36%) XML
15 125 (4.62%) REST
16 97 (3.59%) Ajax
17 76 (2.81%) Middleware
18 74 (2.74%) JSON
19 71 (2.63%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 236 (8.73%) Analytical Skills
2 157 (5.81%) Fixed Income
3 135 (4.99%) Greenfield Project
4 112 (4.14%) Computer Science
5 96 (3.55%) Derivative
6 70 (2.59%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 59 (2.18%) Data Structures
8 58 (2.15%) User Experience
9 56 (2.07%) Fintech
10 54 (2.00%) Data Centre
11 52 (1.92%) Equities
12 51 (1.89%) Clustering
13 49 (1.81%) Management Information System
14 46 (1.70%) Replication
15 41 (1.52%) Enterprise Software
15 41 (1.52%) Hedge funds
16 40 (1.48%) Market Risk
16 40 (1.48%) Public Cloud
17 39 (1.44%) Credit Risk
18 38 (1.41%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 582 (21.53%) Windows
2 251 (9.29%) Linux
3 175 (6.47%) Windows Server
4 126 (4.66%) Unix
5 90 (3.33%) Windows Server 2012
6 76 (2.81%) Windows Server 2008
7 46 (1.70%) Windows 10
8 40 (1.48%) Windows Server 2003
9 23 (0.85%) Solaris
10 22 (0.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 20 (0.74%) CentOS
11 20 (0.74%) Windows 7
12 19 (0.70%) Apple iOS
13 12 (0.44%) Windows XP
14 11 (0.41%) AIX
15 9 (0.33%) Ubuntu
16 8 (0.30%) Android
16 8 (0.30%) Oracle Linux
16 8 (0.30%) Windows 2000 Server
16 8 (0.30%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 735 (27.19%) Agile Software Development
2 466 (17.24%) Business Intelligence
3 435 (16.09%) MVC
4 421 (15.58%) TDD
5 302 (11.17%) ETL
6 264 (9.77%) Scrum
7 244 (9.03%) DevOps
8 234 (8.66%) Migration
9 214 (7.92%) Continuous Integration
10 212 (7.84%) Analytics
11 203 (7.51%) Data Modelling
12 184 (6.81%) OO
13 163 (6.03%) Test Automation
14 162 (5.99%) SDLC
15 148 (5.48%) BDD
16 142 (5.25%) Asset Management
17 138 (5.11%) Performance Tuning
18 133 (4.92%) CRM
19 128 (4.74%) Multithreading
20 125 (4.62%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 1433 (53.02%) SQL
2 1081 (39.99%) C#
3 510 (18.87%) JavaScript
4 439 (16.24%) T-SQL
5 341 (12.62%) Java
6 220 (8.14%) PowerShell
7 213 (7.88%) Python
8 147 (5.44%) VBA
9 86 (3.18%) C++
9 86 (3.18%) VB
10 75 (2.77%) VB.NET
11 73 (2.70%) PL/SQL
12 63 (2.33%) Perl
12 63 (2.33%) Ruby
13 59 (2.18%) TypeScript
14 55 (2.03%) Bash Shell
15 44 (1.63%) Scala
15 44 (1.63%) Shell Script
16 39 (1.44%) R
17 37 (1.37%) C
Qualifications
1 202 (7.47%) Degree
2 114 (4.22%) Security Cleared
3 74 (2.74%) Computer Science Degree
3 74 (2.74%) SC Cleared
4 67 (2.48%) Microsoft Certification
5 32 (1.18%) MCSE
6 29 (1.07%) Cisco Certification
6 29 (1.07%) MCITP
7 28 (1.04%) DV Cleared
8 26 (0.96%) Master's Degree
9 25 (0.92%) Numerate Degree
10 17 (0.63%) CCNA
11 15 (0.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 11 (0.41%) ITIL Certification
12 11 (0.41%) MCP
13 10 (0.37%) CFA
13 10 (0.37%) MCSA
14 8 (0.30%) MCTS
14 8 (0.30%) PMP
15 7 (0.26%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 88 (3.26%) QA
2 60 (2.22%) Data Quality
3 22 (0.81%) SLA
4 18 (0.67%) MiFID
5 17 (0.63%) PCI DSS
6 14 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 13 (0.48%) Dodd-Frank
8 8 (0.30%) WCAG
9 7 (0.26%) PMO
9 7 (0.26%) Solvency II
10 6 (0.22%) SEPA
11 5 (0.18%) EMIR
12 4 (0.15%) GDPR
13 3 (0.11%) FedRAMP
13 3 (0.11%) HL7
13 3 (0.11%) HMG Security Policy Framework
13 3 (0.11%) IFRS
13 3 (0.11%) ISO 20022
14 2 (0.074%) BS25999
14 2 (0.074%) COBIT
System Software
1 182 (6.73%) Active Directory
2 86 (3.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 70 (2.59%) Docker
4 62 (2.29%) Hyper-V
5 24 (0.89%) Virtual Machines
6 21 (0.78%) XenApp
7 19 (0.70%) vSphere
8 18 (0.67%) Oracle RAC
9 16 (0.59%) Apache Flume
10 15 (0.55%) VMware ESXi
11 9 (0.33%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
11 9 (0.33%) Virtual Servers
12 8 (0.30%) ISA Server
12 8 (0.30%) XenDesktop
13 7 (0.26%) HDFS
13 7 (0.26%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 5 (0.18%) Apache ZooKeeper
15 4 (0.15%) KVM
15 4 (0.15%) NFS
15 4 (0.15%) UAG
Systems Management
1 75 (2.77%) Opscode Chef
1 75 (2.77%) SCCM
2 64 (2.37%) Puppet
3 48 (1.78%) SCOM
4 46 (1.70%) Ansible
5 31 (1.15%) Nagios
6 21 (0.78%) Microsoft Clustering
7 19 (0.70%) Control-M
8 16 (0.59%) NetBackup
9 15 (0.55%) Oozie
10 13 (0.48%) Graphite
10 13 (0.48%) Kubernetes
11 12 (0.44%) logstash
11 12 (0.44%) Tivoli
12 11 (0.41%) Dollar Universe
12 11 (0.41%) Microsoft Intune
12 11 (0.41%) Terraform
12 11 (0.41%) TIBCO Hawk
13 10 (0.37%) HP SiteScope
13 10 (0.37%) WMI
Vendors
1 944 (34.92%) Microsoft
2 526 (19.46%) Oracle
3 135 (4.99%) VMware
4 101 (3.74%) Tableau
5 94 (3.48%) Sybase
6 81 (3.00%) HP
7 78 (2.89%) IBM
8 75 (2.77%) TIBCO
9 74 (2.74%) Citrix
10 73 (2.70%) SAP
11 49 (1.81%) Cisco
12 46 (1.70%) Reuters
13 41 (1.52%) Informatica
13 41 (1.52%) Salesforce.com
14 38 (1.41%) ION Trading
15 36 (1.33%) Splunk
16 34 (1.26%) Bloomberg
17 31 (1.15%) NetApp
17 31 (1.15%) Red Hat
18 27 (1.00%) Cognos
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Rate: From £400 to £475 per day 3 Months Rolling
Posted: 9 hours ago
City, London
Devonshire Hayes Recruitment Specialists Ltd
Rate: From £380 to £410 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
Optima Connections
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day Contract £400-450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Pioneer Search
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Networking People
Rate: £300 - £340 per day + Long term contract
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
I3
Rate: £499 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Client Server
Rate: £550 to £650 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £500 - £650 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Uxbridge, Middlesex
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Oliver James Associates
Rate: £650 - £700 per day + DOE
Posted: 2 days ago
London
TLP Consultancy Ltd.
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Oxbridge Answers
Rate: c350 Day Rate
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £400 - £550 per day + Several Roles
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Lawrence Harvey
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Clear Edge Consulting
Rate: From £200 to £250 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
Cititec
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
East London
Careerwise UK Limited
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
I3
Rate: £525 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Durlston Partners
Rate: Up to £650 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Computer People
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Salt
Rate: £500.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Square One Resources
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £450.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Harris Global
Rate: From £400 to £425 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Green Park Interim & Executive Ltd
Rate: Up to £550 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £550 per day + MARKET RATE
Posted: 2 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £600.00 - £650.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago