Period
to 23 March 2019

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 23 March 2019 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
23 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 28 27 22
Rank change year-on-year -1 -5 -2
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2,872 3,124 2,909
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 6.68% 6.65% 7.22%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 27.30% 27.75% 29.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,207 2,438 2,226
London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £360 £325 £313
90th Percentile £650 £638 £622
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 14 17
London median hourly rate £22.50 £27.25 £20.12
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.43% +35.44% -16.17%
10th Percentile £20.00 £20.40 £15.25
90th Percentile £35.00 £80.75 £65.00
England median hourly rate £32.50 £40.00 £28.75
% change year-on-year -18.75% +39.13% +33.80%

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 10,521 11,257 9,850
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 24.45% 23.95% 24.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,762 8,504 7,062
London median daily rate £525 £513 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.44% +7.89% -
10th Percentile £370 £356 £325
90th Percentile £675 £663 £650
England median daily rate £488 £475 £446
% change year-on-year +2.63% +6.50% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 79 38
London median hourly rate £35.00 £27.50 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +27.27% -15.38% +25.00%
10th Percentile £20.00 £18.07 £15.25
90th Percentile £51.10 £45.90 £53.63
England median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year - +40.00% -1.73%

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 23 March 2019.

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 23 March 2019.

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 23 March 2019. 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 -10 600 £500 +5.26% 75
West London +7 89 £413 +10.00% 20
South London -5 65 £475 +30.14% 18
East London -43 41 £475 -9.52% 6
North London +9 23 £450 +12.50% 10
SQL Server
England

For the 6 months to 23 March 2019, 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 1,517 (52.82%) SQL
2 1,204 (41.92%) C#
3 1,164 (40.53%) .NET
4 1,037 (36.11%) Agile Software Development
5 943 (32.83%) Microsoft
6 935 (32.56%) Finance
7 910 (31.69%) Microsoft Azure
8 593 (20.65%) JavaScript
9 589 (20.51%) Oracle
10 553 (19.25%) Business Intelligence
11 533 (18.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 458 (15.95%) AngularJS
13 449 (15.63%) Windows
14 448 (15.60%) Data Warehouse
15 442 (15.39%) T-SQL
16 440 (15.32%) ETL
17 431 (15.01%) MVC
18 418 (14.55%) ASP.NET
19 380 (13.23%) TDD
20 375 (13.06%) Banking
21 360 (12.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
22 352 (12.26%) Scrum
23 344 (11.98%) Java
24 334 (11.63%) HTML
25 320 (11.14%) Git (software)
26 319 (11.11%) .NET Framework
27 312 (10.86%) CSS
28 311 (10.83%) DevOps
29 303 (10.55%) Power BI
29 303 (10.55%) Linux

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
1 151 (5.26%) SharePoint
2 141 (4.91%) IIS
3 87 (3.03%) Elasticsearch
4 83 (2.89%) Apache Spark
5 81 (2.82%) Apache
6 77 (2.68%) Confluence
7 42 (1.46%) MS Exchange
8 33 (1.15%) Tomcat
9 30 (1.04%) CMS
9 30 (1.04%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 24 (0.84%) SharePoint 2013
11 22 (0.77%) JBoss
12 20 (0.70%) BizTalk Server
12 20 (0.70%) Umbraco
13 19 (0.66%) WebSphere
14 17 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2013
15 13 (0.45%) Skype for Business
16 12 (0.42%) Apache Solr
16 12 (0.42%) WebLogic
17 11 (0.38%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 287 (9.99%) Microsoft Excel
2 56 (1.95%) Microsoft Office
3 25 (0.87%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 23 (0.80%) Spreadsheet
5 22 (0.77%) MS Visio
6 8 (0.28%) Microsoft Project
7 2 (0.070%) SPSS
8 1 (0.035%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.035%) InVision
8 1 (0.035%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 49 (1.71%) Dynamics CRM
2 20 (0.70%) ION MarketView
3 14 (0.49%) Dynamics AX
4 12 (0.42%) RMDS
5 11 (0.38%) Endur
6 9 (0.31%) Cognos TM1
6 9 (0.31%) Oracle Retail
7 7 (0.24%) Dynamics NAV
7 7 (0.24%) PeopleSoft HRMS
8 6 (0.21%) Markit EDM
8 6 (0.21%) Unit4 Business World
9 5 (0.17%) Adobe Campaign
9 5 (0.17%) SAP ERP
10 3 (0.10%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
10 3 (0.10%) Infor SunSystems
10 3 (0.10%) NetSuite
10 3 (0.10%) Salesforce.com CRM
10 3 (0.10%) SAP Business One
10 3 (0.10%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 3 (0.10%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 910 (31.69%) Microsoft Azure
2 295 (10.27%) Amazon AWS
3 110 (3.83%) PaaS
4 100 (3.48%) Azure Data Factory
5 92 (3.20%) Office 365
6 88 (3.06%) GitHub
7 64 (2.23%) Azure Active Directory
8 62 (2.16%) IaaS
9 59 (2.05%) Dynamics 365
9 59 (2.05%) SaaS
10 55 (1.92%) Serverless
11 43 (1.50%) npm
12 37 (1.29%) Google Cloud Platform
13 28 (0.97%) Amazon S3
13 28 (0.97%) Azure Functions
14 25 (0.87%) OpenShift
15 23 (0.80%) Amazon EC2
16 20 (0.70%) AWS Lambda
17 15 (0.52%) AWS CloudFormation
18 11 (0.38%) NuGet
Communications & Networking
1 91 (3.17%) Firewall
2 85 (2.96%) DNS
3 47 (1.64%) SAN
4 42 (1.46%) VPN
5 39 (1.36%) HTTP
6 38 (1.32%) DHCP
6 38 (1.32%) LAN
6 38 (1.32%) WAN
7 34 (1.18%) TCP/IP
8 31 (1.08%) Internet
9 24 (0.84%) AMQP
10 17 (0.59%) FTP
10 17 (0.59%) Network Security
10 17 (0.59%) SSL
11 16 (0.56%) Kerberos
12 14 (0.49%) WLAN
13 13 (0.45%) Reverse Proxy
14 11 (0.38%) Intranet
14 11 (0.38%) SNMP
15 9 (0.31%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 533 (18.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 448 (15.60%) Data Warehouse
3 360 (12.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 303 (10.55%) Power BI
5 297 (10.34%) Relational Database
6 249 (8.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 230 (8.01%) MySQL
8 202 (7.03%) SQL Server 2008
9 193 (6.72%) SQL Server 2012
10 186 (6.48%) NoSQL
11 172 (5.99%) Azure SQL Database
12 151 (5.26%) SQL Server 2016
13 139 (4.84%) SQL Server 2014
14 137 (4.77%) PostgreSQL
15 126 (4.39%) MongoDB
16 119 (4.14%) Big Data
17 105 (3.66%) Hadoop
18 103 (3.59%) RDBMS
19 102 (3.55%) Data Lake
20 100 (3.48%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 320 (11.14%) Git (software)
2 246 (8.57%) Jenkins
3 209 (7.28%) Visual Studio
4 202 (7.03%) Team Foundation Server
5 178 (6.20%) JIRA
6 131 (4.56%) Visual Studio Team System
7 122 (4.25%) TeamCity
8 115 (4.00%) Subversion
9 93 (3.24%) SpecFlow
10 87 (3.03%) Selenium
11 83 (2.89%) Maven
12 72 (2.51%) NUnit
13 65 (2.26%) Octopus Deploy
14 62 (2.16%) Cucumber
15 51 (1.78%) JUnit
16 50 (1.74%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
17 47 (1.64%) Moq
18 42 (1.46%) Karma Test Runner
19 40 (1.39%) Atlassian Bamboo
20 39 (1.36%) Jasmine
General
1 935 (32.56%) Finance
2 375 (13.06%) Banking
3 246 (8.57%) Front Office
4 127 (4.42%) Investment Banking
5 107 (3.73%) Retail
6 57 (1.98%) Legal
7 47 (1.64%) Back Office
7 47 (1.64%) Financial Institution
8 41 (1.43%) Marketing
9 40 (1.39%) Law
10 21 (0.73%) Advertising
10 21 (0.73%) French Language
11 19 (0.66%) German Language
12 18 (0.63%) Billing
12 18 (0.63%) Publishing
13 17 (0.59%) Pharmaceutical
14 14 (0.49%) Games
15 13 (0.45%) Retail Banking
16 9 (0.31%) Telecoms
17 8 (0.28%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 1,710 (59.54%) Developer
2 616 (21.45%) C# Developer
3 508 (17.69%) .NET Developer
4 341 (11.87%) SQL Developer
5 284 (9.89%) C# .NET Developer
6 247 (8.60%) Analyst
7 217 (7.56%) Architect
8 155 (5.40%) Senior Developer
9 154 (5.36%) Angular Developer
10 151 (5.26%) Business Intelligence Developer
11 144 (5.01%) Full Stack Developer
12 136 (4.74%) Java Developer
13 125 (4.35%) Azure Developer
14 108 (3.76%) SQL Server Developer
15 99 (3.45%) DBA
16 85 (2.96%) ASP.NET Developer
17 83 (2.89%) WPF Developer
18 81 (2.82%) DevOps Engineer
19 80 (2.79%) SQL DBA
20 76 (2.65%) SQL Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,164 (40.53%) .NET
2 458 (15.95%) AngularJS
3 418 (14.55%) ASP.NET
4 334 (11.63%) HTML
5 319 (11.11%) .NET Framework
6 312 (10.86%) CSS
7 261 (9.09%) ASP.NET Web API
8 234 (8.15%) Web Services
9 232 (8.08%) WCF
10 231 (8.04%) ASP.NET MVC
11 207 (7.21%) REST
12 197 (6.86%) jQuery
13 192 (6.69%) Entity Framework
13 192 (6.69%) WPF
14 190 (6.62%) JSON
15 184 (6.41%) React
16 171 (5.95%) .NET Core
17 158 (5.50%) HTML5
18 154 (5.36%) XML
19 151 (5.26%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 253 (8.81%) Analytical Skills
2 192 (6.69%) Greenfield Project
3 150 (5.22%) Hedge funds
4 146 (5.08%) Fixed Income
5 104 (3.62%) Fintech
6 80 (2.79%) Self-Motivation
7 78 (2.72%) User Experience
8 74 (2.58%) Derivative
9 69 (2.40%) Algorithms
10 68 (2.37%) Enterprise Software
11 62 (2.16%) Data Structures
12 60 (2.09%) Clustering
12 60 (2.09%) Equities
13 59 (2.05%) Data Centre
14 47 (1.64%) Management Information System
15 40 (1.39%) Replication
16 37 (1.29%) NHS
17 34 (1.18%) Private Cloud
18 31 (1.08%) OTC Derivatives
19 30 (1.04%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 449 (15.63%) Windows
2 303 (10.55%) Linux
3 138 (4.81%) Windows Server
4 127 (4.42%) Unix
5 57 (1.98%) Windows Server 2012
6 51 (1.78%) Windows Server 2008
7 36 (1.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 27 (0.94%) Ubuntu
8 27 (0.94%) Windows 10
9 16 (0.56%) Windows 7
10 13 (0.45%) Apple iOS
11 9 (0.31%) Android
11 9 (0.31%) CentOS
11 9 (0.31%) Mac OS X
12 8 (0.28%) Solaris
13 7 (0.24%) AIX
14 5 (0.17%) Windows Server 2003
15 3 (0.10%) Data ONTAP
15 3 (0.10%) Debian
15 3 (0.10%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,037 (36.11%) Agile Software Development
2 553 (19.25%) Business Intelligence
3 440 (15.32%) ETL
4 431 (15.01%) MVC
5 380 (13.23%) TDD
6 352 (12.26%) Scrum
7 311 (10.83%) DevOps
8 274 (9.54%) Analytics
9 254 (8.84%) Microservices
10 249 (8.67%) Migration
11 244 (8.50%) Continuous Integration
12 228 (7.94%) Data Modelling
13 222 (7.73%) BDD
14 218 (7.59%) Problem-Solving
15 186 (6.48%) Asset Management
16 184 (6.41%) Test Automation
17 173 (6.02%) OO
18 163 (5.68%) Unit Testing
19 158 (5.50%) Data Analysis
20 152 (5.29%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 1,517 (52.82%) SQL
2 1,204 (41.92%) C#
3 593 (20.65%) JavaScript
4 442 (15.39%) T-SQL
5 344 (11.98%) Java
6 249 (8.67%) Python
7 235 (8.18%) PowerShell
8 151 (5.26%) TypeScript
9 141 (4.91%) VBA
10 117 (4.07%) PL/SQL
11 91 (3.17%) VB
12 75 (2.61%) VB.NET
13 64 (2.23%) R
14 55 (1.92%) Scala
15 54 (1.88%) C++
16 53 (1.85%) PHP
17 50 (1.74%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
18 39 (1.36%) Java 8
19 34 (1.18%) ES6
20 33 (1.15%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 173 (6.02%) Degree
2 116 (4.04%) Security Cleared
3 90 (3.13%) SC Cleared
4 37 (1.29%) Numerate Degree
5 36 (1.25%) Computer Science Degree
6 34 (1.18%) Microsoft Certification
7 11 (0.38%) BPSS Clearance
7 11 (0.38%) MCSE
7 11 (0.38%) PhD
8 10 (0.35%) DV Cleared
8 10 (0.35%) ITIL Certification
9 8 (0.28%) Cisco Certification
9 8 (0.28%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 7 (0.24%) MCP
10 7 (0.24%) TOGAF Certification
11 6 (0.21%) BC Cleared
11 6 (0.21%) CCNA
12 5 (0.17%) CFA
12 5 (0.17%) CTC Cleared
12 5 (0.17%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 128 (4.46%) QA
2 63 (2.19%) Data Quality
3 25 (0.87%) GDPR
4 17 (0.59%) SLA
5 11 (0.38%) IFRS
6 8 (0.28%) Basel III
6 8 (0.28%) IFRS 9
6 8 (0.28%) MiFID
7 7 (0.24%) Disclosure Scotland
8 6 (0.21%) GxP
9 5 (0.17%) EMIR
10 4 (0.14%) Dodd-Frank
10 4 (0.14%) HL7
10 4 (0.14%) ISO 15022
10 4 (0.14%) ISO 20022
10 4 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 4 (0.14%) PMO
10 4 (0.14%) SEPA
11 3 (0.10%) Government Security Classifications
11 3 (0.10%) WCAG
System Software
1 205 (7.14%) Active Directory
2 162 (5.64%) Docker
3 59 (2.05%) VMware Infrastructure
4 37 (1.29%) Virtual Machines
5 34 (1.18%) VMware ESXi
6 23 (0.80%) Hyper-V
7 19 (0.66%) HDFS
8 15 (0.52%) Oracle RAC
9 13 (0.45%) vSphere
10 10 (0.35%) XenApp
11 8 (0.28%) VMware Workstation
12 7 (0.24%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 7 (0.24%) Virtual Servers
13 6 (0.21%) Apache Flume
13 6 (0.21%) Apache ZooKeeper
14 5 (0.17%) Firmware
14 5 (0.17%) Shibboleth
14 5 (0.17%) VMware NSX
15 4 (0.14%) VMware Server
15 4 (0.14%) Xen
Systems Management
1 132 (4.60%) Ansible
2 90 (3.13%) Kubernetes
3 82 (2.86%) Terraform
4 40 (1.39%) SCCM
5 37 (1.29%) Opscode Chef
6 32 (1.11%) Puppet
7 24 (0.84%) SCOM
8 22 (0.77%) ITRS Geneos
9 19 (0.66%) Failover Clustering
10 18 (0.63%) logstash
11 17 (0.59%) Kibana
11 17 (0.59%) Microsoft Clustering
12 14 (0.49%) Single Sign-On
13 12 (0.42%) HP ALM
14 11 (0.38%) Nagios
14 11 (0.38%) WSUS
15 9 (0.31%) Control-M
15 9 (0.31%) Forefront Identity Manager
16 8 (0.28%) Tivoli
17 7 (0.24%) Tivoli Monitoring
Vendors
1 943 (32.83%) Microsoft
2 589 (20.51%) Oracle
3 117 (4.07%) Tableau
4 105 (3.66%) VMware
5 67 (2.33%) Citrix
6 56 (1.95%) Sybase
7 53 (1.85%) IBM
8 46 (1.60%) Google
9 44 (1.53%) SAP
10 43 (1.50%) Cisco
11 38 (1.32%) Telerik
12 37 (1.29%) TIBCO
13 34 (1.18%) Reuters
14 30 (1.04%) Red Hat
15 27 (0.94%) RedGate
16 26 (0.91%) Informatica
17 25 (0.87%) Atlassian
17 25 (0.87%) Cognos
17 25 (0.87%) ION Trading
18 24 (0.84%) HP