Period
to 17 July 2018

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 17 July 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)
England > London
6 months to
17 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 26 28 24
Rank change year-on-year +2 -4 -12
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 3,195 2,750 3,141
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 6.90% 6.58% 6.91%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 27.41% 27.23% 29.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,406 2,112 2,313
London median daily rate £475 £475 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +11.76% -
10th Percentile £313 £313 £300
90th Percentile £638 £625 £625
England median daily rate £425 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 13 20
London median hourly rate £22.00 £21.50 £24.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.33% -10.88% +11.53%
10th Percentile £20.25 £16.40 £17.61
90th Percentile £46.25 £105.92 £195.00
England median hourly rate £35.00 £38.75 £28.50
% change year-on-year -9.68% +35.96% +20.00%

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 11,656 10,100 10,615
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 25.17% 24.17% 23.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,720 7,323 7,700
London median daily rate £519 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £356 £325 £313
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 74 48 48
London median hourly rate £30.00 £27.16 £25.59
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.46% +6.15% +5.60%
10th Percentile £20.25 £18.05 £16.91
90th Percentile £47.46 £47.88 £99.30
England median hourly rate £33.00 £29.81 £28.50
% change year-on-year +10.70% +4.60% +14.00%

SQL Server
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

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 6 months to 17 July 2018.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server in London over the 6 months to 17 July 2018.

Contractor 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 17 July 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
Central London -3 725 £480 +1.05% 271
West London +34 133 £375 -0.99% 118
South London -20 91 £413 +3.13% 27
East London +6 80 £500 +11.11% 50
North London +5 17 £413 -17.50% 13
SQL Server
England

For the 6 months to 17 July 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 London region with a requirement for SQL Server.

1 1,846 (57.78%) SQL
2 1,314 (41.13%) C#
3 1,267 (39.66%) .NET
4 1,075 (33.65%) Finance
5 1,072 (33.55%) Agile Software Development
6 1,010 (31.61%) Microsoft
7 677 (21.19%) Microsoft Azure
8 601 (18.81%) Business Intelligence
9 592 (18.53%) JavaScript
10 570 (17.84%) Windows
11 546 (17.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 500 (15.65%) Oracle
13 497 (15.56%) TDD
14 490 (15.34%) T-SQL
15 476 (14.90%) ASP.NET
16 472 (14.77%) Banking
17 462 (14.46%) MVC
18 454 (14.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
19 433 (13.55%) Data Warehouse
20 418 (13.08%) AngularJS
21 417 (13.05%) HTML
22 396 (12.39%) ETL
23 378 (11.83%) Java
24 329 (10.30%) Power BI
25 325 (10.17%) SQL Server 2012
25 325 (10.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
26 323 (10.11%) Web Services
27 317 (9.92%) Amazon AWS
28 313 (9.80%) CSS
29 301 (9.42%) 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
1 145 (4.54%) IIS
2 140 (4.38%) SharePoint
3 123 (3.85%) Apache Spark
4 89 (2.79%) Elasticsearch
5 83 (2.60%) Apache
6 68 (2.13%) NServiceBus
7 62 (1.94%) MS Exchange
8 53 (1.66%) CMS
9 51 (1.60%) Confluence
10 43 (1.35%) Tomcat
11 42 (1.31%) WebSphere
12 40 (1.25%) JBoss
13 34 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2010
14 33 (1.03%) SAS
15 29 (0.91%) Skype for Business
16 24 (0.75%) Oracle SOA Suite
17 23 (0.72%) Umbraco
18 21 (0.66%) BizTalk Server
18 21 (0.66%) Sitecore CMS
19 20 (0.63%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 250 (7.82%) Microsoft Excel
2 77 (2.41%) Microsoft Office
3 51 (1.60%) MS Visio
4 34 (1.06%) Spreadsheet
5 11 (0.34%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 11 (0.34%) Microsoft Project
6 5 (0.16%) InfoPath
7 3 (0.094%) Acrobat
7 3 (0.094%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.063%) Shockwave
8 2 (0.063%) SPSS
8 2 (0.063%) Stata
Business Applications
1 47 (1.47%) Dynamics CRM
2 22 (0.69%) Dynamics AX
3 20 (0.63%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 16 (0.50%) Dynamics NAV
5 14 (0.44%) Markit EDM
5 14 (0.44%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 11 (0.34%) Elite 3E
6 11 (0.34%) thinkFolio
7 10 (0.31%) PeopleSoft HCM
8 9 (0.28%) Actimize
8 9 (0.28%) ION MarketView
9 7 (0.22%) NetSuite
9 7 (0.22%) Remedy ITSM
10 6 (0.19%) Sage 300 ERP
11 5 (0.16%) SAP S/4HANA
11 5 (0.16%) Unit4 Business World
12 4 (0.13%) Cognos Business Intelligence
12 4 (0.13%) Line 500
12 4 (0.13%) ReMetrica
12 4 (0.13%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 677 (21.19%) Microsoft Azure
2 317 (9.92%) Amazon AWS
3 71 (2.22%) Cloud Computing
4 68 (2.13%) Office 365
5 55 (1.72%) PaaS
6 45 (1.41%) Amazon EC2
7 44 (1.38%) SaaS
8 43 (1.35%) IaaS
9 39 (1.22%) Serverless
10 35 (1.10%) Amazon S3
11 34 (1.06%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 31 (0.97%) Azure Data Factory
12 31 (0.97%) Google Cloud Platform
13 29 (0.91%) Dynamics 365
14 26 (0.81%) GitHub
15 22 (0.69%) AWS Lambda
16 16 (0.50%) npm
17 15 (0.47%) Amazon ELB
18 14 (0.44%) NuGet
18 14 (0.44%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 79 (2.47%) Firewall
2 57 (1.78%) SAN
3 52 (1.63%) HTTP
4 37 (1.16%) DNS
5 33 (1.03%) TCP/IP
6 25 (0.78%) LAN
6 25 (0.78%) VPN
6 25 (0.78%) WAN
7 22 (0.69%) SSL
8 21 (0.66%) Kerberos
9 20 (0.63%) Skype
10 18 (0.56%) FCoE
10 18 (0.56%) NAS
11 17 (0.53%) Internet
12 16 (0.50%) DHCP
12 16 (0.50%) Intranet
13 15 (0.47%) FTP
14 14 (0.44%) AMQP
15 12 (0.38%) VoIP
16 11 (0.34%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 546 (17.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 454 (14.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 433 (13.55%) Data Warehouse
4 329 (10.30%) Power BI
5 325 (10.17%) SQL Server 2012
5 325 (10.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 249 (7.79%) Relational Database
7 242 (7.57%) SQL Server 2016
8 219 (6.85%) Big Data
9 191 (5.98%) SQL Server 2014
10 188 (5.88%) SQL Server 2008
11 185 (5.79%) MySQL
12 177 (5.54%) Hadoop
13 158 (4.95%) MongoDB
14 155 (4.85%) NoSQL
15 133 (4.16%) PostgreSQL
16 102 (3.19%) Data Lake
17 92 (2.88%) RDBMS
18 89 (2.79%) Oracle Database
19 80 (2.50%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 301 (9.42%) Git (software)
2 264 (8.26%) Visual Studio
3 244 (7.64%) Team Foundation Server
4 165 (5.16%) NUnit
5 156 (4.88%) Jenkins
6 126 (3.94%) Visual Studio Team System
7 109 (3.41%) JIRA
8 98 (3.07%) TeamCity
9 90 (2.82%) Subversion
10 89 (2.79%) Octopus Deploy
11 83 (2.60%) SpecFlow
12 64 (2.00%) Selenium
13 51 (1.60%) Bitbucket
14 50 (1.56%) Maven
15 46 (1.44%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
16 42 (1.31%) Moq
17 40 (1.25%) JUnit
18 33 (1.03%) Artifactory
19 31 (0.97%) Atlassian Bamboo
19 31 (0.97%) MSTest
General
1 1,075 (33.65%) Finance
2 472 (14.77%) Banking
3 261 (8.17%) Front Office
4 180 (5.63%) Investment Banking
5 135 (4.23%) Retail
6 83 (2.60%) Legal
7 66 (2.07%) Financial Institution
8 63 (1.97%) Law
9 56 (1.75%) Back Office
10 54 (1.69%) Marketing
11 33 (1.03%) Advertising
12 30 (0.94%) Games
13 28 (0.88%) Publishing
14 23 (0.72%) Telecoms
15 11 (0.34%) Manufacturing
16 9 (0.28%) General Ledger
17 8 (0.25%) Electronics
17 8 (0.25%) Local Government
18 7 (0.22%) Billing
19 6 (0.19%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 1,914 (59.91%) Developer
2 672 (21.03%) C# Developer
3 592 (18.53%) .NET Developer
4 438 (13.71%) SQL Developer
5 330 (10.33%) Analyst
6 271 (8.48%) C# .NET Developer
7 245 (7.67%) Senior Developer
8 217 (6.79%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 173 (5.41%) Architect
10 149 (4.66%) DBA
11 139 (4.35%) Full Stack Developer
12 127 (3.97%) Consultant
13 113 (3.54%) SQL Server Developer
14 111 (3.47%) Java Developer
15 104 (3.26%) Angular Developer
16 102 (3.19%) Senior .NET Developer
17 99 (3.10%) SQL DBA
18 97 (3.04%) ASP.NET Developer
19 96 (3.00%) Data Analyst
20 95 (2.97%) SSIS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,267 (39.66%) .NET
2 476 (14.90%) ASP.NET
3 418 (13.08%) AngularJS
4 417 (13.05%) HTML
5 323 (10.11%) Web Services
6 313 (9.80%) CSS
7 297 (9.30%) ASP.NET Web API
8 296 (9.26%) WCF
9 287 (8.98%) .NET Framework
10 256 (8.01%) ASP.NET MVC
11 242 (7.57%) XML
12 214 (6.70%) REST
13 201 (6.29%) WPF
14 192 (6.01%) Entity Framework
15 179 (5.60%) jQuery
16 175 (5.48%) HTML5
17 165 (5.16%) JSON
18 156 (4.88%) RESTful
19 120 (3.76%) .NET Core
20 119 (3.72%) React
Miscellaneous
1 238 (7.45%) Analytical Skills
2 230 (7.20%) Greenfield Project
3 137 (4.29%) Fixed Income
4 109 (3.41%) Fintech
5 99 (3.10%) Algorithms
6 90 (2.82%) Self-Motivation
7 83 (2.60%) User Experience
8 82 (2.57%) Derivative
9 76 (2.38%) Computer Science
9 76 (2.38%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 70 (2.19%) Clustering
11 66 (2.07%) Hedge funds
12 57 (1.78%) Data Centre
12 57 (1.78%) Management Information System
13 53 (1.66%) Enterprise Software
14 47 (1.47%) Equities
15 46 (1.44%) Replication
16 36 (1.13%) Data Structures
17 35 (1.10%) Market Risk
18 34 (1.06%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 570 (17.84%) Windows
2 294 (9.20%) Linux
3 218 (6.82%) Windows Server
4 198 (6.20%) Unix
5 95 (2.97%) Windows Server 2012
6 73 (2.28%) Windows Server 2008
7 50 (1.56%) Windows 10
8 35 (1.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 33 (1.03%) Windows 7
10 28 (0.88%) CentOS
11 24 (0.75%) Windows Server 2003
12 19 (0.59%) Solaris
12 19 (0.59%) Ubuntu
13 16 (0.50%) Android
14 15 (0.47%) Apple iOS
15 13 (0.41%) AIX
16 6 (0.19%) Windows Phone
17 4 (0.13%) Nucleus RTOS
17 4 (0.13%) VMS
17 4 (0.13%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,072 (33.55%) Agile Software Development
2 601 (18.81%) Business Intelligence
3 497 (15.56%) TDD
4 462 (14.46%) MVC
5 396 (12.39%) ETL
6 292 (9.14%) Scrum
7 289 (9.05%) Unit Testing
8 282 (8.83%) Analytics
9 253 (7.92%) Data Modelling
10 250 (7.82%) Problem-Solving
11 246 (7.70%) Continuous Integration
12 241 (7.54%) OO
13 222 (6.95%) Multithreading
14 216 (6.76%) DevOps
15 215 (6.73%) BDD
16 212 (6.64%) SDLC
17 199 (6.23%) Migration
18 195 (6.10%) Microservices
19 186 (5.82%) Test Automation
20 176 (5.51%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 1,846 (57.78%) SQL
2 1,314 (41.13%) C#
3 592 (18.53%) JavaScript
4 490 (15.34%) T-SQL
5 378 (11.83%) Java
6 277 (8.67%) Python
7 247 (7.73%) PowerShell
8 139 (4.35%) VBA
9 110 (3.44%) TypeScript
10 87 (2.72%) VB.NET
11 85 (2.66%) VB
12 82 (2.57%) C++
13 77 (2.41%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
14 75 (2.35%) R
15 68 (2.13%) Scala
16 58 (1.82%) PL/SQL
17 54 (1.69%) C
18 51 (1.60%) Bash Shell
19 50 (1.56%) Perl
20 49 (1.53%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 175 (5.48%) Degree
2 140 (4.38%) Security Cleared
3 91 (2.85%) SC Cleared
4 49 (1.53%) Microsoft Certification
5 37 (1.16%) DV Cleared
6 33 (1.03%) Computer Science Degree
7 24 (0.75%) MCSE
8 16 (0.50%) Cisco Certification
8 16 (0.50%) Novell Certification
9 14 (0.44%) Master's Degree
10 12 (0.38%) ITIL Certification
11 8 (0.25%) MCSA
12 7 (0.22%) CCNA
12 7 (0.22%) CISSP
12 7 (0.22%) DBS Check
12 7 (0.22%) MCTS
13 6 (0.19%) CCNP
13 6 (0.19%) MCP
13 6 (0.19%) Numerate Degree
14 5 (0.16%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 93 (2.91%) Data Quality
2 80 (2.50%) QA
3 41 (1.28%) GDPR
4 26 (0.81%) SLA
5 13 (0.41%) MiFID
6 11 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 10 (0.31%) GCP
7 10 (0.31%) PCI DSS
8 9 (0.28%) EMIR
8 9 (0.28%) PSD2
9 8 (0.25%) HL7
9 8 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 4 (0.13%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 4 (0.13%) IFRS
10 4 (0.13%) IFRS 9
10 4 (0.13%) PMO
11 3 (0.094%) Solvency II
11 3 (0.094%) WCAG
12 2 (0.063%) Dodd-Frank
12 2 (0.063%) Government Security Classifications
System Software
1 191 (5.98%) Active Directory
2 139 (4.35%) Docker
3 76 (2.38%) VMware Infrastructure
4 49 (1.53%) VMware ESXi
5 47 (1.47%) vSphere
6 42 (1.31%) Hyper-V
7 37 (1.16%) HDFS
8 25 (0.78%) Apache Flume
9 20 (0.63%) XenApp
10 19 (0.59%) Virtual Machines
11 16 (0.50%) XenDesktop
12 13 (0.41%) Oracle RAC
13 10 (0.31%) NFS
14 9 (0.28%) Microsoft App-V
15 8 (0.25%) IAG
15 8 (0.25%) UAG
15 8 (0.25%) Veritas Cluster Server
16 7 (0.22%) Apache ZooKeeper
17 5 (0.16%) Platform Symphony
17 5 (0.16%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 64 (2.00%) Ansible
2 55 (1.72%) SCCM
3 41 (1.28%) Opscode Chef
3 41 (1.28%) Terraform
4 40 (1.25%) Puppet
5 38 (1.19%) Microsoft Clustering
6 34 (1.06%) Kubernetes
6 34 (1.06%) SCOM
7 29 (0.91%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 26 (0.81%) vCenter Server
9 23 (0.72%) Oozie
9 23 (0.72%) Single Sign-On
10 21 (0.66%) Control-M
11 18 (0.56%) Hadoop YARN
12 17 (0.53%) NetBackup
13 16 (0.50%) WSUS
14 15 (0.47%) Data Guard
14 15 (0.47%) Failover Clustering
15 10 (0.31%) BladeLogic
16 9 (0.28%) Packer
Vendors
1 1,010 (31.61%) Microsoft
2 500 (15.65%) Oracle
3 163 (5.10%) VMware
4 137 (4.29%) Tableau
5 107 (3.35%) SAP
6 80 (2.50%) IBM
7 73 (2.28%) Citrix
8 64 (2.00%) Sybase
9 53 (1.66%) Informatica
10 52 (1.63%) Cisco
11 50 (1.56%) Google
12 47 (1.47%) Cloudera
12 47 (1.47%) Red Hat
13 46 (1.44%) NetApp
14 45 (1.41%) HP
15 40 (1.25%) Alteryx
15 40 (1.25%) Salesforce.com
16 36 (1.13%) Talend
17 35 (1.10%) Splunk
18 34 (1.06%) MapR