Period
to 1 October 2020

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 1 October 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)
England > London
6 months to
1 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 30 32 26
Rank change year-on-year +2 -6 +3
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 899 2,270 3,178
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 6.65% 5.93% 6.97%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 26.52% 24.47% 28.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 728 1,715 2,462
Median daily rate £525 £475 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.53% -2.56% +2.63%
10th Percentile £363 £347 £325
90th Percentile £750 £663 £650
England median daily rate £475 £430 £425
% change year-on-year +10.47% +1.18% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 19 16
Median hourly rate £35.00 £29.96 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.82% +36.18% +0.53%
10th Percentile £18.90 £20.18 £19.63
90th Percentile £45.65 £39.10 £41.67
England median hourly rate £35.00 £32.54 £26.90
% change year-on-year +7.56% +20.97% -18.48%

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 3,390 9,276 11,348
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 25.08% 24.23% 24.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,282 6,709 8,472
Median daily rate £525 £525 £525
10th Percentile £363 £363 £363
90th Percentile £713 £694 £675
England median daily rate £500 £480 £475
% change year-on-year +4.17% +1.05% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 57 56
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £27.62
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +26.74% +1.68%
10th Percentile £20.04 £15.60 £17.75
90th Percentile £50.22 £53.75 £47.63
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year - +16.67% -1.64%

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 1 October 2020.

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 1 October 2020.

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 1 October 2020. 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 +3 155 £513 +2.50% 105
West London +22 24 £500 +13.31% 26
South London -5 15 £498 +24.38% 9
East London +37 8 £425 -15.00% 11
North London +18 6 £375 -16.67% 1
SQL Server
England

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 London region with a requirement for SQL Server.

1 517 (57.51%) SQL
2 352 (39.15%) Finance
3 341 (37.93%) Azure
4 312 (34.71%) Agile Software Development
5 284 (31.59%) Java
6 281 (31.26%) C#
7 268 (29.81%) DevOps
8 262 (29.14%) Banking
9 258 (28.70%) Oracle
10 252 (28.03%) .NET
11 218 (24.25%) Microsoft
12 208 (23.14%) Python
13 194 (21.58%) MySQL
13 194 (21.58%) Microservices
14 186 (20.69%) AWS
15 180 (20.02%) Web Services
16 165 (18.35%) Windows
17 147 (16.35%) Kubernetes
17 147 (16.35%) Docker
18 144 (16.02%) PostgreSQL
19 143 (15.91%) JavaScript
20 142 (15.80%) T-SQL
20 142 (15.80%) Asset Management
21 137 (15.24%) Business Intelligence
22 129 (14.35%) Data Warehouse
23 128 (14.24%) Software Engineering
24 126 (14.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
25 123 (13.68%) Jenkins
26 122 (13.57%) Git (software)
27 117 (13.01%) PowerShell

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
1 111 (12.35%) Apache
2 56 (6.23%) SharePoint
3 44 (4.89%) IIS
4 42 (4.67%) Confluence
5 27 (3.00%) Elasticsearch
5 27 (3.00%) Tomcat
6 25 (2.78%) JBoss
7 19 (2.11%) Red Hat Fuse
8 14 (1.56%) Apache Solr
9 13 (1.45%) WebLogic
10 12 (1.33%) Oracle Workflow
11 10 (1.11%) Apache Spark
11 10 (1.11%) MS Exchange
12 9 (1.00%) Exchange Server 2010
13 8 (0.89%) MQSeries
13 8 (0.89%) Mule
14 7 (0.78%) Apache Pig
14 7 (0.78%) ArcGIS
14 7 (0.78%) CMS
14 7 (0.78%) nginx
Applications
1 47 (5.23%) Microsoft Excel
2 20 (2.22%) Photoshop
3 19 (2.11%) Microsoft Office
4 9 (1.00%) Acrobat
5 6 (0.67%) Chatbot
6 3 (0.33%) InfoPath
7 2 (0.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 2 (0.22%) MS Visio
8 1 (0.11%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 12 (1.33%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 11 (1.22%) Dynamics CRM
3 7 (0.78%) Northgate Housing
4 5 (0.56%) Lawson
4 5 (0.56%) Siebel CRM
4 5 (0.56%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
5 4 (0.44%) HiPortfolio
6 3 (0.33%) Endur
7 2 (0.22%) Markit EDM
7 2 (0.22%) RMDS
8 1 (0.11%) Dynamics GP
8 1 (0.11%) Dynamics NAV
8 1 (0.11%) ION MarketView
8 1 (0.11%) Maximo
8 1 (0.11%) NetSuite
8 1 (0.11%) Oracle Financials
8 1 (0.11%) ReMetrica
8 1 (0.11%) Sophis RISQUE
8 1 (0.11%) Towers Watson Igloo
8 1 (0.11%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 341 (37.93%) Azure
2 186 (20.69%) AWS
3 112 (12.46%) GCP
4 98 (10.90%) Serverless
5 89 (9.90%) Amazon ECS
5 89 (9.90%) AWS Lambda
6 87 (9.68%) Power Platform
7 72 (8.01%) Apigee
8 35 (3.89%) SaaS
9 26 (2.89%) Azure Data Factory
10 25 (2.78%) Office 365
11 24 (2.67%) GitHub
12 22 (2.45%) PaaS
13 18 (2.00%) Logic Apps
13 18 (2.00%) OpenShift
14 14 (1.56%) Dynamics 365
15 11 (1.22%) Azure Stack
15 11 (1.22%) IaaS
16 10 (1.11%) Azure Active Directory
16 10 (1.11%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 41 (4.56%) DNS
2 19 (2.11%) HTTP
3 17 (1.89%) Firewall
4 15 (1.67%) DHCP
4 15 (1.67%) SSL
5 13 (1.45%) Internet
6 12 (1.33%) SAN
6 12 (1.33%) TCP/IP
7 8 (0.89%) Intrusion Detection
7 8 (0.89%) Kerberos
8 6 (0.67%) HTTPS
9 5 (0.56%) Network Security
9 5 (0.56%) SSH
10 4 (0.44%) IPsec
10 4 (0.44%) NetScaler
10 4 (0.44%) Skype
10 4 (0.44%) VoIP
11 3 (0.33%) IPv4
11 3 (0.33%) VPN
11 3 (0.33%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 194 (21.58%) MySQL
2 144 (16.02%) PostgreSQL
3 129 (14.35%) Data Warehouse
4 126 (14.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 86 (9.57%) Amazon Redshift
5 86 (9.57%) Relational Database
6 79 (8.79%) Power BI
7 73 (8.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 67 (7.45%) NoSQL
9 64 (7.12%) MongoDB
10 59 (6.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 46 (5.12%) RDBMS
12 36 (4.00%) SQL Server 2016
13 35 (3.89%) Azure SQL Database
14 33 (3.67%) Oracle Database
15 32 (3.56%) SQL Server 2008
16 28 (3.11%) Data Lake
17 24 (2.67%) SQL Server 2012
18 23 (2.56%) Redis
19 22 (2.45%) SQL Server 2017
Development Applications
1 123 (13.68%) Jenkins
2 122 (13.57%) Git (software)
3 103 (11.46%) GitLab
4 81 (9.01%) Artifactory
5 66 (7.34%) JIRA
6 45 (5.01%) Team Foundation Server
7 44 (4.89%) Subversion
8 37 (4.12%) Visual Studio
9 35 (3.89%) Maven
10 29 (3.23%) JUnit
11 26 (2.89%) TeamCity
11 26 (2.89%) Visual Studio Team System
12 22 (2.45%) Selenium
13 20 (2.22%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 20 (2.22%) Octopus Deploy
14 18 (2.00%) Hudson
15 17 (1.89%) Cucumber
16 16 (1.78%) FishEye
17 14 (1.56%) Ant
18 11 (1.22%) jMock
General
1 352 (39.15%) Finance
2 262 (29.14%) Banking
3 92 (10.23%) Front Office
3 92 (10.23%) Investment Banking
4 56 (6.23%) Back Office
5 47 (5.23%) Public Sector
6 18 (2.00%) Local Government
7 11 (1.22%) Advertising
8 9 (1.00%) Financial Institution
9 7 (0.78%) Marketing
9 7 (0.78%) Retail
9 7 (0.78%) Telecoms
10 5 (0.56%) Electronics
10 5 (0.56%) International Banking
10 5 (0.56%) Legal
10 5 (0.56%) Manufacturing
11 4 (0.44%) Law
12 3 (0.33%) Multimedia
12 3 (0.33%) Pharmaceutical
12 3 (0.33%) Police
Job Titles
1 484 (53.84%) Developer
2 130 (14.46%) Java Developer
3 126 (14.02%) SQL Developer
4 107 (11.90%) C# Developer
5 88 (9.79%) .NET Developer
5 88 (9.79%) Architect
6 76 (8.45%) Software Engineer
7 70 (7.79%) Developer/Software Engineer
8 65 (7.23%) Java Software Developer
9 62 (6.90%) Java Engineer
9 62 (6.90%) Java Software Engineer
10 58 (6.45%) AWS Developer
11 57 (6.34%) AWS Engineer
12 54 (6.01%) AWS Software Engineer
13 50 (5.56%) Data Architect
14 48 (5.34%) Senior Developer
15 46 (5.12%) DevOps Engineer
16 45 (5.01%) Business Intelligence Developer
17 39 (4.34%) DBA
18 38 (4.23%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 252 (28.03%) .NET
2 180 (20.02%) Web Services
3 111 (12.35%) AngularJS
4 100 (11.12%) gRPC
5 78 (8.68%) OAuth
5 78 (8.68%) Swagger
6 74 (8.23%) HTML
7 72 (8.01%) ASP.NET
8 64 (7.12%) React
9 63 (7.01%) CSS
10 61 (6.79%) .NET Framework
10 61 (6.79%) REST
11 60 (6.67%) .NET Core
12 56 (6.23%) Spring
13 51 (5.67%) XML
14 40 (4.45%) WPF
15 38 (4.23%) ASP.NET Web API
16 36 (4.00%) Entity Framework
16 36 (4.00%) Middleware
16 36 (4.00%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 92 (10.23%) Hedge funds
2 91 (10.12%) Fixed Income
3 66 (7.34%) Greenfield Project
4 64 (7.12%) Analytical Skills
5 51 (5.67%) Derivative
6 31 (3.45%) Equities
6 31 (3.45%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 31 (3.45%) User Experience
7 29 (3.23%) Management Information System
8 21 (2.34%) Data Centre
9 19 (2.11%) Private Cloud
10 18 (2.00%) Enterprise Software
11 14 (1.56%) Credit Risk
11 14 (1.56%) Pricing Data
12 11 (1.22%) Algorithms
12 11 (1.22%) Clustering
13 10 (1.11%) Hybrid Cloud
14 9 (1.00%) Data Structures
14 9 (1.00%) Public Cloud
14 9 (1.00%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 165 (18.35%) Windows
2 99 (11.01%) Linux
3 72 (8.01%) Windows Server
4 65 (7.23%) Unix
5 31 (3.45%) Windows Server 2016
6 21 (2.34%) Windows Server 2008
7 20 (2.22%) Windows Server 2012
8 17 (1.89%) Windows 10
9 13 (1.45%) Mac OS X
9 13 (1.45%) Windows Server 2019
10 12 (1.33%) Android
10 12 (1.33%) Apple iOS
10 12 (1.33%) Windows 7
11 11 (1.22%) CentOS
12 8 (0.89%) VMS
13 7 (0.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 7 (0.78%) Ubuntu
14 6 (0.67%) AIX
15 5 (0.56%) Debian
15 5 (0.56%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 312 (34.71%) Agile Software Development
2 268 (29.81%) DevOps
3 194 (21.58%) Microservices
4 142 (15.80%) Asset Management
5 137 (15.24%) Business Intelligence
6 128 (14.24%) Software Engineering
7 98 (10.90%) Investment Management
8 92 (10.23%) TDD
9 79 (8.79%) SDLC
10 78 (8.68%) Mentoring
11 76 (8.45%) Data Modelling
12 75 (8.34%) Migration
13 67 (7.45%) Scrum
14 61 (6.79%) Test Automation
15 56 (6.23%) Analytics
16 53 (5.90%) Problem-Solving
17 49 (5.45%) Data Management
18 47 (5.23%) ETL
18 47 (5.23%) Multithreading
19 45 (5.01%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 517 (57.51%) SQL
2 284 (31.59%) Java
3 281 (31.26%) C#
4 208 (23.14%) Python
5 143 (15.91%) JavaScript
6 142 (15.80%) T-SQL
7 117 (13.01%) PowerShell
8 42 (4.67%) TypeScript
9 35 (3.89%) Perl
10 26 (2.89%) PL/SQL
11 22 (2.45%) Bash Shell
12 20 (2.22%) Ruby
13 19 (2.11%) VB
14 18 (2.00%) Groovy
15 17 (1.89%) C++
15 17 (1.89%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
16 13 (1.45%) Apex Code
17 11 (1.22%) R
17 11 (1.22%) Shell Script
18 10 (1.11%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 104 (11.57%) Security Cleared
2 77 (8.57%) SC Cleared
3 45 (5.01%) Degree
4 27 (3.00%) DV Cleared
5 26 (2.89%) Sun Certification
6 13 (1.45%) Computer Science Degree
6 13 (1.45%) Microsoft Certification
7 9 (1.00%) Master's Degree
8 8 (0.89%) TOGAF Certification
9 7 (0.78%) CISSP
10 6 (0.67%) ISEB
10 6 (0.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 5 (0.56%) ITIL Certification
11 5 (0.56%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 4 (0.44%) CTC Cleared
13 3 (0.33%) Cisco Certification
13 3 (0.33%) MCSE
14 2 (0.22%) MCDBA
14 2 (0.22%) MCSA
14 2 (0.22%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (3.23%) QA
2 28 (3.11%) GDPR
3 24 (2.67%) Data Quality
4 17 (1.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 15 (1.67%) Cyber Essentials
5 15 (1.67%) HIPAA
6 11 (1.22%) SLA
7 8 (0.89%) Government Security Classifications
8 6 (0.67%) NCSC
8 6 (0.67%) Solvency II
9 3 (0.33%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 3 (0.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 2 (0.22%) GxP
10 2 (0.22%) ISO 9001
10 2 (0.22%) MiFID
10 2 (0.22%) NIST
10 2 (0.22%) WCAG
11 1 (0.11%) COREP
11 1 (0.11%) EMIR
11 1 (0.11%) FINREP
System Software
1 147 (16.35%) Docker
2 83 (9.23%) Active Directory
3 23 (2.56%) VMware Infrastructure
4 22 (2.45%) Hyper-V
5 7 (0.78%) HDFS
5 7 (0.78%) Virtual Machines
6 4 (0.44%) Oracle RAC
6 4 (0.44%) VMware NSX
7 3 (0.33%) vSphere
7 3 (0.33%) XenApp
8 2 (0.22%) Citrix Hypervisor
8 2 (0.22%) DFS Replication
8 2 (0.22%) Varnish
8 2 (0.22%) Virtual Servers
8 2 (0.22%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.11%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 1 (0.11%) PowerDNS
9 1 (0.11%) UAG
9 1 (0.11%) vCloud
9 1 (0.11%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 147 (16.35%) Kubernetes
2 45 (5.01%) Ansible
3 36 (4.00%) Terraform
4 25 (2.78%) Puppet
5 19 (2.11%) Opscode Chef
6 11 (1.22%) Grafana
6 11 (1.22%) Kibana
7 9 (1.00%) Nagios
8 7 (0.78%) HP Quality Center
8 7 (0.78%) Norton AntiVirus
8 7 (0.78%) SCCM
8 7 (0.78%) Single Sign-On
9 6 (0.67%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 6 (0.67%) SCOM
10 5 (0.56%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 5 (0.56%) Salt
10 5 (0.56%) WSUS
11 4 (0.44%) Control-M
12 3 (0.33%) Data Guard
12 3 (0.33%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 258 (28.70%) Oracle
2 218 (24.25%) Microsoft
3 103 (11.46%) Google
4 75 (8.34%) Sybase
5 27 (3.00%) VMware
6 26 (2.89%) SAP
7 25 (2.78%) Databricks
8 22 (2.45%) Splunk
8 22 (2.45%) Tableau
9 19 (2.11%) Salesforce.com
10 17 (1.89%) HP
11 16 (1.78%) Red Hat
12 14 (1.56%) Adobe
13 13 (1.45%) Atlassian
13 13 (1.45%) ServiceNow
14 12 (1.33%) Siebel
15 11 (1.22%) Ab Initio
15 11 (1.22%) Cisco
15 11 (1.22%) Informatica
15 11 (1.22%) Symantec