Period
to 17 October 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 October 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 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 27 30 25
Rank change year-on-year +3 -5 -12
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 3,186 2,850 2,975
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 6.90% 6.34% 6.64%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 27.87% 26.89% 28.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,443 2,213 2,200
London median daily rate £488 £475 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.63% +8.57% +2.94%
10th Percentile £330 £320 £303
90th Percentile £650 £638 £600
England median daily rate £425 £413 £385
% change year-on-year +3.03% +7.14% +2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 14 18
London median hourly rate £22.00 £22.69 £32.44
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.05% -30.05% +44.18%
10th Percentile £19.40 £18.83 £15.25
90th Percentile £44.42 £34.30 £195.00
England median hourly rate £23.54 £33.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year -28.67% +1.54% +35.42%

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 11,430 10,597 10,277
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 24.75% 23.56% 22.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,487 7,760 7,370
London median daily rate £525 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £363 £350 £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 53 56 42
London median hourly rate £27.73 £26.88 £33.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.15% -19.75% +48.89%
10th Percentile £16.85 £18.25 £15.25
90th Percentile £47.70 £58.75 £99.90
England median hourly rate £32.48 £30.63 £28.50
% change year-on-year +6.04% +7.46% +3.64%

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 October 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 October 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 October 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 -2 684 £500 +5.26% 296
West London +38 140 £375 -3.85% 174
South London +13 113 £475 +18.75% 37
East London +9 69 £488 +9.55% 49
North London +5 15 £450 -10.00% 14
SQL Server
England

For the 6 months to 17 October 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 1,803 (56.59%) SQL
2 1,294 (40.62%) C#
3 1,267 (39.77%) .NET
4 1,107 (34.75%) Agile Software Development
5 1,034 (32.45%) Finance
6 987 (30.98%) Microsoft
7 720 (22.60%) Microsoft Azure
8 633 (19.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 598 (18.77%) Business Intelligence
10 571 (17.92%) Windows
11 565 (17.73%) Oracle
12 550 (17.26%) Banking
13 535 (16.79%) JavaScript
14 517 (16.23%) T-SQL
15 481 (15.10%) TDD
16 474 (14.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 470 (14.75%) ETL
18 465 (14.60%) ASP.NET
19 449 (14.09%) Data Warehouse
20 421 (13.21%) MVC
21 380 (11.93%) Java
21 380 (11.93%) AngularJS
22 371 (11.64%) HTML
23 354 (11.11%) Linux
24 348 (10.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
25 345 (10.83%) Scrum
26 337 (10.58%) Amazon AWS
27 317 (9.95%) WCF
28 314 (9.86%) Git (software)
29 296 (9.29%) Continuous Integration

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
1 155 (4.87%) IIS
2 111 (3.48%) SharePoint
3 93 (2.92%) Apache Spark
4 87 (2.73%) Elasticsearch
5 86 (2.70%) Apache
6 78 (2.45%) Confluence
7 75 (2.35%) MS Exchange
8 65 (2.04%) NServiceBus
9 64 (2.01%) CMS
10 40 (1.26%) Exchange Server 2010
10 40 (1.26%) JBoss
11 35 (1.10%) Tomcat
12 31 (0.97%) SAS
13 30 (0.94%) Umbraco
14 28 (0.88%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 28 (0.88%) SharePoint 2013
14 28 (0.88%) WebSphere
15 27 (0.85%) Skype for Business
16 26 (0.82%) Sitecore CMS
17 22 (0.69%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 258 (8.10%) Microsoft Excel
2 72 (2.26%) Microsoft Office
2 72 (2.26%) MS Visio
3 39 (1.22%) Spreadsheet
4 15 (0.47%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 15 (0.47%) Microsoft Project
5 5 (0.16%) Acrobat
5 5 (0.16%) InfoPath
5 5 (0.16%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.031%) Mingle
6 1 (0.031%) Shockwave
6 1 (0.031%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 40 (1.26%) Dynamics CRM
2 30 (0.94%) Dynamics AX
3 25 (0.78%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 18 (0.56%) Markit EDM
5 17 (0.53%) Actimize
5 17 (0.53%) Dynamics NAV
6 16 (0.50%) PeopleSoft HCM
7 14 (0.44%) ION MarketView
8 11 (0.35%) PeopleSoft HRMS
8 11 (0.35%) thinkFolio
9 9 (0.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 7 (0.22%) NetSuite
11 6 (0.19%) Endur
11 6 (0.19%) Unit4 Business World
12 5 (0.16%) Adobe Campaign
12 5 (0.16%) RMDS
13 4 (0.13%) Oracle Retail
13 4 (0.13%) Remedy ITSM
13 4 (0.13%) ReMetrica
13 4 (0.13%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 720 (22.60%) Microsoft Azure
2 337 (10.58%) Amazon AWS
3 85 (2.67%) PaaS
4 77 (2.42%) Amazon EC2
5 67 (2.10%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 65 (2.04%) Amazon S3
7 64 (2.01%) Office 365
8 61 (1.91%) IaaS
9 54 (1.69%) Cloud Computing
9 54 (1.69%) Google Cloud Platform
10 47 (1.48%) Azure Data Factory
11 41 (1.29%) GitHub
11 41 (1.29%) SaaS
12 39 (1.22%) Dynamics 365
13 35 (1.10%) Serverless
14 21 (0.66%) Azure Active Directory
15 16 (0.50%) AWS Lambda
16 14 (0.44%) Amazon EMR
16 14 (0.44%) npm
17 12 (0.38%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 86 (2.70%) Firewall
2 56 (1.76%) SAN
3 40 (1.26%) HTTP
4 30 (0.94%) AMQP
4 30 (0.94%) DNS
4 30 (0.94%) Kerberos
5 28 (0.88%) SSL
6 25 (0.78%) WAN
7 23 (0.72%) LAN
8 22 (0.69%) Internet
9 21 (0.66%) FCoE
9 21 (0.66%) Skype
10 17 (0.53%) VPN
11 16 (0.50%) DHCP
12 15 (0.47%) DMZ
12 15 (0.47%) TCP/IP
13 14 (0.44%) NAS
14 12 (0.38%) Intranet
14 12 (0.38%) VoIP
15 9 (0.28%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 633 (19.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 474 (14.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 449 (14.09%) Data Warehouse
4 348 (10.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 294 (9.23%) Power BI
6 267 (8.38%) Relational Database
7 264 (8.29%) SQL Server 2012
8 210 (6.59%) SQL Server 2016
9 198 (6.21%) SQL Server 2008
10 192 (6.03%) NoSQL
11 188 (5.90%) MongoDB
12 185 (5.81%) MySQL
13 181 (5.68%) Big Data
13 181 (5.68%) Hadoop
14 156 (4.90%) SQL Server 2014
15 105 (3.30%) Data Lake
15 105 (3.30%) PostgreSQL
16 100 (3.14%) RDBMS
17 96 (3.01%) Apache Hive
18 82 (2.57%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 314 (9.86%) Git (software)
2 231 (7.25%) Team Foundation Server
3 221 (6.94%) Jenkins
4 188 (5.90%) Visual Studio
5 170 (5.34%) JIRA
6 137 (4.30%) Subversion
7 126 (3.95%) Visual Studio Team System
8 116 (3.64%) NUnit
9 108 (3.39%) TeamCity
10 89 (2.79%) SpecFlow
11 86 (2.70%) Octopus Deploy
12 70 (2.20%) Maven
13 64 (2.01%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 64 (2.01%) Selenium
14 62 (1.95%) Bitbucket
15 60 (1.88%) JUnit
16 58 (1.82%) Moq
17 48 (1.51%) Artifactory
18 33 (1.04%) Eclipse
18 33 (1.04%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 1,034 (32.45%) Finance
2 550 (17.26%) Banking
3 290 (9.10%) Front Office
4 222 (6.97%) Investment Banking
5 154 (4.83%) Retail
6 65 (2.04%) Financial Institution
7 60 (1.88%) Back Office
8 51 (1.60%) Legal
8 51 (1.60%) Marketing
9 46 (1.44%) Law
10 41 (1.29%) Publishing
11 36 (1.13%) Advertising
12 28 (0.88%) Games
13 22 (0.69%) Telecoms
14 12 (0.38%) Billing
14 12 (0.38%) Manufacturing
15 11 (0.35%) General Ledger
16 6 (0.19%) Automotive
17 5 (0.16%) Electronics
17 5 (0.16%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 1,908 (59.89%) Developer
2 693 (21.75%) C# Developer
3 561 (17.61%) .NET Developer
4 440 (13.81%) SQL Developer
5 306 (9.60%) Analyst
6 274 (8.60%) C# .NET Developer
7 253 (7.94%) Senior Developer
8 220 (6.91%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 145 (4.55%) Architect
10 144 (4.52%) Java Developer
11 131 (4.11%) Full Stack Developer
12 119 (3.74%) Angular Developer
13 115 (3.61%) Consultant
14 114 (3.58%) SSIS Developer
15 110 (3.45%) SQL Server Developer
16 94 (2.95%) DBA
17 93 (2.92%) Senior C# Developer
18 88 (2.76%) ASP.NET Developer
19 81 (2.54%) Senior .NET Developer
20 77 (2.42%) C# ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,267 (39.77%) .NET
2 465 (14.60%) ASP.NET
3 380 (11.93%) AngularJS
4 371 (11.64%) HTML
5 317 (9.95%) WCF
6 292 (9.17%) .NET Framework
7 289 (9.07%) ASP.NET Web API
8 275 (8.63%) CSS
9 270 (8.47%) Web Services
10 248 (7.78%) WPF
11 239 (7.50%) XML
12 214 (6.72%) ASP.NET MVC
13 201 (6.31%) REST
14 180 (5.65%) Entity Framework
15 173 (5.43%) jQuery
16 167 (5.24%) .NET Core
17 159 (4.99%) React
18 150 (4.71%) Middleware
19 145 (4.55%) Spring
20 144 (4.52%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 246 (7.72%) Greenfield Project
2 224 (7.03%) Analytical Skills
3 189 (5.93%) Fixed Income
4 133 (4.17%) Fintech
5 107 (3.36%) Derivative
6 96 (3.01%) Hedge funds
7 92 (2.89%) Clustering
8 87 (2.73%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 80 (2.51%) Self-Motivation
10 78 (2.45%) Computer Science
11 77 (2.42%) Equities
12 73 (2.29%) Algorithms
13 71 (2.23%) User Experience
14 70 (2.20%) Enterprise Software
15 63 (1.98%) Data Centre
16 57 (1.79%) Credit Risk
17 54 (1.69%) Market Risk
18 49 (1.54%) Wiki
19 36 (1.13%) Data Structures
20 35 (1.10%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 571 (17.92%) Windows
2 354 (11.11%) Linux
3 264 (8.29%) Unix
4 230 (7.22%) Windows Server
5 96 (3.01%) Windows Server 2012
6 70 (2.20%) Windows Server 2008
7 57 (1.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 40 (1.26%) Windows 10
9 29 (0.91%) Windows Server 2003
10 27 (0.85%) Ubuntu
11 26 (0.82%) Solaris
12 25 (0.78%) Windows 7
13 20 (0.63%) Apple iOS
14 19 (0.60%) Android
15 17 (0.53%) CentOS
16 9 (0.28%) AIX
17 4 (0.13%) VMS
18 3 (0.094%) Oracle Linux
18 3 (0.094%) SUSE
18 3 (0.094%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,107 (34.75%) Agile Software Development
2 598 (18.77%) Business Intelligence
3 481 (15.10%) TDD
4 470 (14.75%) ETL
5 421 (13.21%) MVC
6 345 (10.83%) Scrum
7 296 (9.29%) Continuous Integration
8 281 (8.82%) Analytics
9 267 (8.38%) Unit Testing
10 246 (7.72%) DevOps
11 242 (7.60%) BDD
12 226 (7.09%) Problem-Solving
12 226 (7.09%) Test Automation
13 224 (7.03%) Microservices
14 210 (6.59%) Data Modelling
15 204 (6.40%) Multithreading
16 195 (6.12%) SDLC
17 193 (6.06%) OO
18 190 (5.96%) Migration
19 174 (5.46%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 1,803 (56.59%) SQL
2 1,294 (40.62%) C#
3 535 (16.79%) JavaScript
4 517 (16.23%) T-SQL
5 380 (11.93%) Java
6 295 (9.26%) PowerShell
7 286 (8.98%) Python
8 122 (3.83%) VBA
9 91 (2.86%) TypeScript
10 88 (2.76%) Bash Shell
11 86 (2.70%) VB
12 84 (2.64%) VB.NET
13 83 (2.61%) Shell Script
14 81 (2.54%) PL/SQL
15 71 (2.23%) Scala
16 69 (2.17%) C++
17 60 (1.88%) R
18 59 (1.85%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
18 59 (1.85%) Java 8
19 53 (1.66%) C
Qualifications
1 155 (4.87%) Degree
2 99 (3.11%) Security Cleared
3 60 (1.88%) SC Cleared
4 56 (1.76%) Microsoft Certification
5 38 (1.19%) Computer Science Degree
6 31 (0.97%) DV Cleared
7 26 (0.82%) MCSE
8 21 (0.66%) Novell Certification
9 19 (0.60%) Numerate Degree
10 16 (0.50%) ITIL Certification
11 13 (0.41%) Cisco Certification
12 11 (0.35%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 9 (0.28%) AWS Certification
14 8 (0.25%) CCNA
14 8 (0.25%) PhD
15 7 (0.22%) MCTS
15 7 (0.22%) TOGAF Certification
16 6 (0.19%) CISSP
16 6 (0.19%) Master's Degree
16 6 (0.19%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 123 (3.86%) QA
2 69 (2.17%) Data Quality
3 24 (0.75%) GDPR
4 15 (0.47%) SLA
5 12 (0.38%) PSD2
6 11 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 11 (0.35%) MiFID
7 9 (0.28%) EMIR
8 7 (0.22%) PCI DSS
9 6 (0.19%) HL7
10 5 (0.16%) Solvency II
11 4 (0.13%) Basel III
12 3 (0.094%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 3 (0.094%) PMO
13 2 (0.063%) COREP
13 2 (0.063%) FINREP
13 2 (0.063%) Government Security Classifications
13 2 (0.063%) IFRS
13 2 (0.063%) IFRS 9
13 2 (0.063%) SEPA
System Software
1 179 (5.62%) Active Directory
2 153 (4.80%) Docker
3 98 (3.08%) VMware Infrastructure
4 73 (2.29%) HDFS
5 58 (1.82%) Hyper-V
6 49 (1.54%) VMware ESXi
7 44 (1.38%) vSphere
8 27 (0.85%) Virtual Machines
9 21 (0.66%) XenApp
10 19 (0.60%) Apache Flume
11 15 (0.47%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 14 (0.44%) Oracle RAC
13 10 (0.31%) XenDesktop
14 9 (0.28%) Apache ZooKeeper
14 9 (0.28%) Microsoft App-V
15 8 (0.25%) IAG
15 8 (0.25%) UAG
16 6 (0.19%) NFS
17 5 (0.16%) Platform Symphony
17 5 (0.16%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 124 (3.89%) Ansible
2 78 (2.45%) Opscode Chef
3 73 (2.29%) Puppet
4 67 (2.10%) SCCM
5 56 (1.76%) Kubernetes
6 55 (1.73%) Microsoft Clustering
7 51 (1.60%) SCOM
8 45 (1.41%) Hadoop YARN
9 43 (1.35%) Terraform
10 25 (0.78%) ITRS Geneos
10 25 (0.78%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 21 (0.66%) NetBackup
12 20 (0.63%) Single Sign-On
12 20 (0.63%) vCenter Server
13 16 (0.50%) WSUS
14 14 (0.44%) Control-M
14 14 (0.44%) Kibana
14 14 (0.44%) Oozie
15 13 (0.41%) SCOrch
15 13 (0.41%) WebSphere Service Registry and Repository
Vendors
1 987 (30.98%) Microsoft
2 565 (17.73%) Oracle
3 154 (4.83%) VMware
4 142 (4.46%) Tableau
5 87 (2.73%) SAP
6 76 (2.39%) Citrix
7 68 (2.13%) IBM
8 66 (2.07%) Cloudera
9 63 (1.98%) Google
10 61 (1.91%) Red Hat
11 60 (1.88%) Sybase
12 51 (1.60%) Salesforce.com
13 49 (1.54%) HP
14 46 (1.44%) TIBCO
15 44 (1.38%) Informatica
16 40 (1.26%) Cisco
17 38 (1.19%) Atlassian
18 37 (1.16%) EMC
19 34 (1.07%) NetApp
20 31 (0.97%) RedGate