Period
to 28 September 2021

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 6 months to 28 September 2021 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
6 months to
28 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 53 30 32
Rank change year-on-year -23 +2 -4
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 1,619 889 2,258
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 4.72% 6.68% 5.93%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 19.62% 26.09% 23.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,257 681 1,706
10th Percentile £363 £375 £350
25th Percentile £459 £450 £408
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £540 £475
Median % change year-on-year +1.85% +13.68% -3.06%
75th Percentile £670 £670 £575
90th Percentile £738 £750 £670
England median daily rate £485 £475 £433
% change year-on-year +2.11% +9.83% +1.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 3 13
10th Percentile " £16.30 £17.23
25th Percentile £8.00 £18.25 £22.25
Median hourly rate £25.00 £21.50 £25.00
Median % change year-on-year +16.28% -14.00% +13.64%
75th Percentile £30.19 £30.13 £29.96
90th Percentile £51.45 £35.30 "
England median hourly rate £43.34 £19.45 £30.00
% change year-on-year +122.80% -35.17% +11.52%

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 London with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills.

All Database and Business Intelligence Skills
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills 8,250 3,408 9,421
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 24.04% 25.61% 24.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,952 2,438 6,907
10th Percentile £381 £363 £363
25th Percentile £463 £430 £425
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £525 £525
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% - -
75th Percentile £663 £631 £610
90th Percentile £738 £713 £688
England median daily rate £525 £500 £480
% change year-on-year +5.00% +4.17% +1.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 28 50
10th Percentile £15.21 £15.98 £15.13
25th Percentile £21.10 £20.75 £19.75
Median hourly rate £32.50 £32.75 £27.58
Median % change year-on-year -0.75% +18.75% -8.08%
75th Percentile £53.38 £41.50 £42.50
90th Percentile £63.95 £51.40 £51.25
England median hourly rate £32.25 £23.59 £30.00
% change year-on-year +36.72% -21.38% +9.09%

SQL Server
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing SQL Server as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server in London

SQL Server
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing SQL Server in London.

Daily rate trend for SQL Server in London

SQL Server
Daily Rate Histogram in London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing SQL Server in London over the 6 months to 28 September 2021.

Daily rate histogram for SQL Server in London

SQL Server
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing SQL Server in London.

Hourly rate trend for SQL Server in London

SQL Server
Hourly Rate Histogram in London

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing SQL Server in London over the 6 months to 28 September 2021.

Hourly rate histogram 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 6 months to 28 September 2021. 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
Central London -17 211 £550 +4.76% 215
West London -21 17 £525 +5.00% 51
South London -7 13 £588 +16.34% 18
East London -15 4 £400 +3.23% 44
SQL Server
England

For the 6 months to 28 September 2021, 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 London region with a requirement for SQL Server.

1 927 (57.26%) SQL
2 634 (39.16%) C#
3 611 (37.74%) Azure
4 606 (37.43%) .NET
5 529 (32.67%) Finance
6 497 (30.70%) Agile Software Development
7 455 (28.10%) Microsoft
8 435 (26.87%) Oracle
9 363 (22.42%) Social Skills
10 357 (22.05%) DevOps
11 324 (20.01%) Business Intelligence
12 317 (19.58%) JavaScript
13 278 (17.17%) Windows
14 274 (16.92%) Banking
15 265 (16.37%) Java
16 240 (14.82%) Power Platform
17 236 (14.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 234 (14.45%) AngularJS
19 232 (14.33%) Python
20 230 (14.21%) Data Warehouse
21 219 (13.53%) .NET Framework
22 218 (13.47%) Power BI
23 216 (13.34%) AWS
24 206 (12.72%) HTML
25 203 (12.54%) Scrum
26 199 (12.29%) Linux
27 197 (12.17%) T-SQL
28 191 (11.80%) ETL
29 187 (11.55%) Full Stack Development
30 186 (11.49%) Git (software)

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 93 (5.74%) SharePoint
2 71 (4.39%) IIS
3 60 (3.71%) Confluence
4 55 (3.40%) Apache Spark
5 34 (2.10%) Tomcat
6 26 (1.61%) Apache
7 25 (1.54%) JBoss
7 25 (1.54%) Oracle Workflow
8 21 (1.30%) Elasticsearch
9 20 (1.24%) Red Hat Fuse
10 19 (1.17%) MS Exchange
10 19 (1.17%) Mule
11 17 (1.05%) BizTalk Server
12 13 (0.80%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 13 (0.80%) WebSphere
13 11 (0.68%) Oracle Coherence
13 11 (0.68%) SAS
14 9 (0.56%) nginx
15 8 (0.49%) CMS
15 8 (0.49%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 133 (8.21%) Microsoft Excel
2 52 (3.21%) Microsoft Office
3 16 (0.99%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 10 (0.62%) MS Visio
5 8 (0.49%) Spreadsheet
6 7 (0.43%) Photoshop
7 5 (0.31%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 4 (0.25%) SPSS
9 3 (0.19%) Microsoft Project
10 2 (0.12%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 26 (1.61%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.43%) RMDS
3 5 (0.31%) Markit EDM
4 4 (0.25%) Oracle EBS
5 3 (0.19%) BusinessWorks
5 3 (0.19%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (0.19%) Dynamics NAV
5 3 (0.19%) Endur
5 3 (0.19%) Global One
5 3 (0.19%) NetSuite
5 3 (0.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 2 (0.12%) Adobe Campaign
6 2 (0.12%) Magento
6 2 (0.12%) Northgate Housing
7 1 (0.062%) Aligne
7 1 (0.062%) Elite 3E
7 1 (0.062%) OneSumX
7 1 (0.062%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
7 1 (0.062%) SAP S/4HANA
7 1 (0.062%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 611 (37.74%) Azure
2 240 (14.82%) Power Platform
3 216 (13.34%) AWS
4 110 (6.79%) Azure Data Factory
5 89 (5.50%) PaaS
6 64 (3.95%) Microsoft 365
7 54 (3.34%) Serverless
8 52 (3.21%) GCP
9 51 (3.15%) Azure Cosmos DB
9 51 (3.15%) IaaS
10 47 (2.90%) PowerApps
11 46 (2.84%) Dynamics 365
12 44 (2.72%) Azure Logic Apps
13 40 (2.47%) Azure Active Directory
14 39 (2.41%) Azure Synapse Analytics
15 37 (2.29%) GitHub
16 36 (2.22%) Power Automate
17 33 (2.04%) SaaS
18 32 (1.98%) Azure Functions
19 31 (1.91%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 54 (3.34%) Firewall
2 36 (2.22%) SAN
3 30 (1.85%) HTTP
4 28 (1.73%) NAS
5 25 (1.54%) WAN
6 24 (1.48%) DNS
7 22 (1.36%) LAN
8 18 (1.11%) TCP/IP
9 14 (0.86%) FIX Connectivity
9 14 (0.86%) Internet
9 14 (0.86%) iSCSI
10 13 (0.80%) DHCP
10 13 (0.80%) Kerberos
10 13 (0.80%) VPN
11 10 (0.62%) Intranet
11 10 (0.62%) SSL
12 9 (0.56%) Wireless
13 8 (0.49%) BGP
13 8 (0.49%) Fibre Channel
13 8 (0.49%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 236 (14.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 230 (14.21%) Data Warehouse
3 218 (13.47%) Power BI
4 172 (10.62%) Relational Database
5 132 (8.15%) PostgreSQL
6 123 (7.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 116 (7.16%) MySQL
8 108 (6.67%) Data Lake
9 99 (6.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 98 (6.05%) NoSQL
11 97 (5.99%) Azure SQL Database
12 82 (5.06%) Tableau
13 81 (5.00%) MongoDB
14 79 (4.88%) Big Data
15 68 (4.20%) SQL Server 2012
16 62 (3.83%) SQL Server 2016
17 61 (3.77%) RDBMS
18 58 (3.58%) Oracle Database
19 48 (2.96%) Microsoft Analysis Services
20 46 (2.84%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 186 (11.49%) Git (software)
2 121 (7.47%) JIRA
3 102 (6.30%) Jenkins
4 100 (6.18%) Visual Studio
5 88 (5.44%) Subversion
6 68 (4.20%) Maven
7 62 (3.83%) TeamCity
8 61 (3.77%) Team Foundation Server
9 45 (2.78%) Bitbucket
10 41 (2.53%) NUnit
11 37 (2.29%) JUnit
12 36 (2.22%) Octopus Deploy
13 32 (1.98%) Sonatype Nexus
14 28 (1.73%) Moq
15 27 (1.67%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
16 26 (1.61%) SpecFlow
17 24 (1.48%) Artifactory
18 23 (1.42%) Selenium
19 20 (1.24%) IntelliJ
19 20 (1.24%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 529 (32.67%) Finance
2 363 (22.42%) Social Skills
3 274 (16.92%) Banking
4 182 (11.24%) Analytical Skills
5 146 (9.02%) Front Office
6 101 (6.24%) Investment Banking
7 49 (3.03%) Public Sector
8 45 (2.78%) Presentation Skills
9 31 (1.91%) Marketing
10 27 (1.67%) Documentation Skills
11 19 (1.17%) Retail
12 18 (1.11%) Organisational Skills
13 16 (0.99%) Electronics
13 16 (0.99%) Financial Institution
14 15 (0.93%) Legal
14 15 (0.93%) Manufacturing
15 14 (0.86%) Telecoms
16 10 (0.62%) Influencing Skills
16 10 (0.62%) Retail Banking
17 8 (0.49%) Games
Job Titles
1 847 (52.32%) Developer
2 216 (13.34%) .NET Developer
3 211 (13.03%) C# Developer
4 146 (9.02%) Analyst
5 145 (8.96%) SQL Developer
6 120 (7.41%) Architect
7 111 (6.86%) Java Developer
8 108 (6.67%) Full Stack Developer
9 97 (5.99%) Data Engineer
10 84 (5.19%) C# .NET Developer
11 83 (5.13%) Senior Developer
12 73 (4.51%) Consultant
13 66 (4.08%) Business Intelligence Developer
14 65 (4.01%) Azure Developer
15 64 (3.95%) Angular Developer
16 58 (3.58%) Data Analyst
17 53 (3.27%) Front Office Developer
18 50 (3.09%) Azure Engineer
19 47 (2.90%) SQL Server Developer
20 46 (2.84%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 606 (37.43%) .NET
2 234 (14.45%) AngularJS
3 219 (13.53%) .NET Framework
4 206 (12.72%) HTML
5 167 (10.32%) ASP.NET
6 165 (10.19%) Web Services
7 154 (9.51%) .NET Core
7 154 (9.51%) React
8 153 (9.45%) REST
9 148 (9.14%) CSS
10 113 (6.98%) Spring
11 108 (6.67%) JSON
12 106 (6.55%) RESTful
13 105 (6.49%) Entity Framework
14 104 (6.42%) XML
15 97 (5.99%) HTML5
16 80 (4.94%) ASP.NET Web API
16 80 (4.94%) SOAP
17 69 (4.26%) Spring Boot
18 66 (4.08%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 87 (5.37%) Fixed Income
2 64 (3.95%) Derivative
3 45 (2.78%) Data Protection Act
4 40 (2.47%) Algorithms
4 40 (2.47%) Data Structures
5 37 (2.29%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 37 (2.29%) Hedge funds
5 37 (2.29%) User Experience
6 35 (2.16%) Management Information System
7 28 (1.73%) Equities
7 28 (1.73%) Market Risk
8 26 (1.61%) Greenfield Project
9 24 (1.48%) Cloud Native
9 24 (1.48%) Clustering
9 24 (1.48%) Self-Motivation
10 22 (1.36%) Data Centre
11 20 (1.24%) Reinsurance
12 18 (1.11%) Legacy Applications
13 16 (0.99%) NHS
14 15 (0.93%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 278 (17.17%) Windows
2 199 (12.29%) Linux
3 120 (7.41%) Unix
4 90 (5.56%) Windows Server
5 50 (3.09%) Windows Server 2012
6 34 (2.10%) Windows Server 2016
7 31 (1.91%) Windows Server 2019
8 29 (1.79%) Windows Server 2008
9 28 (1.73%) Windows 10
10 18 (1.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 14 (0.86%) Windows 7
12 11 (0.68%) Solaris
13 10 (0.62%) Ubuntu
14 9 (0.56%) Android
14 9 (0.56%) Apple iOS
15 3 (0.19%) CentOS
15 3 (0.19%) Windows Server 2003
15 3 (0.19%) zOS
16 2 (0.12%) AIX
16 2 (0.12%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 497 (30.70%) Agile Software Development
2 357 (22.05%) DevOps
3 324 (20.01%) Business Intelligence
4 203 (12.54%) Scrum
5 191 (11.80%) ETL
6 187 (11.55%) Full Stack Development
7 184 (11.37%) Microservices
8 180 (11.12%) Analytics
9 160 (9.88%) Problem-Solving
10 151 (9.33%) Data Modelling
11 150 (9.26%) Migration
12 130 (8.03%) SDLC
13 129 (7.97%) TDD
14 124 (7.66%) Test Automation
15 118 (7.29%) Continuous Integration
16 115 (7.10%) OO
17 97 (5.99%) Software Engineering
18 94 (5.81%) MVC
19 91 (5.62%) Performance Tuning
20 90 (5.56%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 927 (57.26%) SQL
2 634 (39.16%) C#
3 317 (19.58%) JavaScript
4 265 (16.37%) Java
5 232 (14.33%) Python
6 197 (12.17%) T-SQL
7 161 (9.94%) PowerShell
8 125 (7.72%) TypeScript
9 77 (4.76%) VBA
10 67 (4.14%) VB.NET
11 61 (3.77%) VB
12 54 (3.34%) PL/SQL
13 40 (2.47%) C++
14 39 (2.41%) Java 8
15 32 (1.98%) C
15 32 (1.98%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
15 32 (1.98%) Perl
16 29 (1.79%) Scala
17 26 (1.61%) Kotlin
18 23 (1.42%) R
Qualifications
1 78 (4.82%) Degree
2 70 (4.32%) Security Cleared
3 52 (3.21%) SC Cleared
4 20 (1.24%) DV Cleared
5 19 (1.17%) Computer Science Degree
5 19 (1.17%) Numerate Degree
6 17 (1.05%) Microsoft Certification
7 10 (0.62%) ISTQB
8 9 (0.56%) Cisco Certification
9 6 (0.37%) Master's Degree
10 5 (0.31%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 5 (0.31%) TOGAF Certification
11 4 (0.25%) CISM
11 4 (0.25%) CISSP
11 4 (0.25%) ISEB
11 4 (0.25%) MCSA
11 4 (0.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 3 (0.19%) AWS Certification
12 3 (0.19%) CCNA
12 3 (0.19%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 72 (4.45%) QA
2 39 (2.41%) Data Quality
3 22 (1.36%) GDPR
4 16 (0.99%) Accessibility
5 5 (0.31%) NIST
6 4 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 3 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (0.12%) IFRS
8 2 (0.12%) SLA
8 2 (0.12%) Solvency II
9 1 (0.062%) Dublin Core
9 1 (0.062%) FISMA
9 1 (0.062%) GMP
9 1 (0.062%) SOC 2
9 1 (0.062%) WCAG
System Software
1 163 (10.07%) Active Directory
2 124 (7.66%) Docker
3 56 (3.46%) VMware Infrastructure
4 20 (1.24%) vSphere
5 17 (1.05%) Hyper-V
6 14 (0.86%) NFS
7 9 (0.56%) VMware ESXi
7 9 (0.56%) VMware NSX
7 9 (0.56%) VMware Workstation
7 9 (0.56%) XenApp
8 8 (0.49%) Oracle RAC
8 8 (0.49%) SRDF
9 7 (0.43%) HDFS
9 7 (0.43%) KVM
9 7 (0.43%) Virtual Machines
9 7 (0.43%) Xen
9 7 (0.43%) XenDesktop
10 6 (0.37%) Virtual Desktop
11 5 (0.31%) Virtual Servers
12 2 (0.12%) Platform Symphony
Systems Management
1 101 (6.24%) Kubernetes
2 93 (5.74%) Ansible
3 59 (3.64%) Terraform
4 34 (2.10%) Puppet
5 22 (1.36%) Control-M
6 15 (0.93%) Opscode Chef
7 13 (0.80%) Oozie
8 12 (0.74%) BladeLogic
8 12 (0.74%) Single Sign-On
9 11 (0.68%) ITRS Geneos
9 11 (0.68%) Kibana
9 11 (0.68%) SCCM
9 11 (0.68%) SCOM
10 9 (0.56%) Docker Swarm
11 8 (0.49%) FortiGate
11 8 (0.49%) logstash
11 8 (0.49%) Microsoft Clustering
11 8 (0.49%) Microsoft Intune
12 6 (0.37%) SCOrch
13 5 (0.31%) SCSM
Vendors
1 455 (28.10%) Microsoft
2 435 (26.87%) Oracle
3 80 (4.94%) Databricks
4 72 (4.45%) VMware
5 61 (3.77%) Sybase
6 49 (3.03%) SAP
7 37 (2.29%) Citrix
8 32 (1.98%) Cisco
9 31 (1.91%) Informatica
9 31 (1.91%) Splunk
10 30 (1.85%) TIBCO
11 26 (1.61%) Red Hat
12 25 (1.54%) Alteryx
13 23 (1.42%) Google
14 21 (1.30%) EMC
15 19 (1.17%) Salesforce.com
16 18 (1.11%) Atlassian
16 18 (1.11%) Dell
17 17 (1.05%) NetApp
18 15 (0.93%) ESRI