Period
to

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 27 May 2022 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
27 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 45 56 29
Rank change year-on-year +11 -27 +6
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 1,973 1,113 1,347
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 5.07% 4.52% 6.93%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 24.52% 19.26% 28.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,539 813 987
10th Percentile £381 £350 £356
25th Percentile £463 £420 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £575 £525 £500
Median % change year-on-year +9.52% +5.00% -
75th Percentile £700 £638 £600
90th Percentile £775 £713 £725
England median daily rate £525 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +10.53% +5.56% +1.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 7 5
10th Percentile £22.75 - £16.30
25th Percentile £30.13 - £18.25
Median hourly rate £47.50 £8.00 £21.50
Median % change year-on-year +493.75% -62.79% +4.88%
75th Percentile £55.63 £38.71 £37.50
90th Percentile £66.67 £56.15 £38.25
England median hourly rate £50.00 £25.57 £24.70
% change year-on-year +95.54% +3.52% -20.96%

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 8,048 5,778 4,761
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 20.67% 23.46% 24.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,938 4,073 3,463
10th Percentile £406 £375 £363
25th Percentile £488 £450 £425
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £577 £525 £525
Median % change year-on-year +9.86% - -
75th Percentile £700 £638 £625
90th Percentile £788 £713 £709
England median daily rate £550 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +3.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 38 27
10th Percentile £26.54 £12.20 £15.97
25th Percentile £31.00 £20.00 £20.24
Median hourly rate £52.50 £30.81 £25.00
Median % change year-on-year +70.39% +23.25% +2.04%
75th Percentile £70.63 £57.77 £38.13
90th Percentile £75.51 £65.45 £47.85
England median hourly rate £43.42 £24.57 £25.00
% change year-on-year +76.70% -1.72% -16.67%

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 27 May 2022.

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 27 May 2022.

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 27 May 2022. 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
Jobs
Central London -1 210 £575 +9.52% 130
South London -11 18 £625 +38.89% 15
West London +2 17 £437 -16.76% 29
East London +2 16 £400 -13.98% 27
North London - 4 £338 - 4
SQL Server
England

For the 6 months to 27 May 2022, 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 1,128 (57.17%) SQL
2 781 (39.58%) Azure
3 729 (36.95%) C#
4 632 (32.03%) .NET
5 607 (30.77%) Agile
6 596 (30.21%) Finance
7 568 (28.79%) Microsoft
8 507 (25.70%) Oracle
9 489 (24.78%) DevOps
10 394 (19.97%) Social Skills
11 370 (18.75%) Windows
12 365 (18.50%) Business Intelligence
12 365 (18.50%) Banking
13 344 (17.44%) Java
14 330 (16.73%) Python
15 325 (16.47%) JavaScript
16 322 (16.32%) CI/CD
17 314 (15.91%) T-SQL
18 295 (14.95%) Problem-Solving
19 291 (14.75%) Linux
20 287 (14.55%) Data Warehouse
21 275 (13.94%) Power Platform
22 262 (13.28%) ETL
23 252 (12.77%) PowerShell
24 251 (12.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
24 251 (12.72%) Power BI
25 240 (12.16%) Analytical Skills
26 239 (12.11%) HTML
27 233 (11.81%) Git (software)
28 232 (11.76%) Scrum

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
1 101 (5.12%) SharePoint
2 80 (4.05%) IIS
3 69 (3.50%) Confluence
4 58 (2.94%) Apache Spark
5 33 (1.67%) Oracle Workflow
6 30 (1.52%) Apache
6 30 (1.52%) Elasticsearch
7 27 (1.37%) JBoss
8 20 (1.01%) BizTalk Server
9 18 (0.91%) CMS
9 18 (0.91%) Mule
9 18 (0.91%) Red Hat Fuse
9 18 (0.91%) SAS
10 16 (0.81%) Apache Airflow
10 16 (0.81%) MS Exchange
11 15 (0.76%) Tomcat
12 14 (0.71%) WebSphere
13 12 (0.61%) nginx
14 10 (0.51%) Oracle Coherence
15 9 (0.46%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 96 (4.87%) Microsoft Excel
2 30 (1.52%) Microsoft Office
3 11 (0.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 11 (0.56%) Microsoft Project
4 4 (0.20%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.15%) SPSS
6 2 (0.10%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.051%) Adobe XD
7 1 (0.051%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.051%) Pro/ENGINEER
7 1 (0.051%) PTC Creo
7 1 (0.051%) Siemens NX
7 1 (0.051%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 28 (1.42%) Dynamics CRM
2 16 (0.81%) BusinessWorks
2 16 (0.81%) HiPortfolio
2 16 (0.81%) RMDS
3 10 (0.51%) Misys Midas
4 9 (0.46%) Markit EDM
5 8 (0.41%) PeopleSoft HRMS
5 8 (0.41%) thinkFolio
6 7 (0.35%) Endur
6 7 (0.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 6 (0.30%) Oracle Utilities
8 5 (0.25%) MoSes
9 4 (0.20%) Cognos Business Intelligence
9 4 (0.20%) Dynamics AX
9 4 (0.20%) Dynamics GP
10 3 (0.15%) Dynamics NAV
10 3 (0.15%) Eikon
10 3 (0.15%) Oracle Cash Management
10 3 (0.15%) Unit4 Business World
11 2 (0.10%) Bloomberg AIM
Cloud Services
1 781 (39.58%) Azure
2 275 (13.94%) Power Platform
3 204 (10.34%) AWS
4 120 (6.08%) Azure Data Factory
5 111 (5.63%) Microsoft 365
6 86 (4.36%) PaaS
7 75 (3.80%) GitHub
8 62 (3.14%) Serverless
9 60 (3.04%) PowerApps
10 59 (2.99%) GCP
11 52 (2.64%) Azure Active Directory
11 52 (2.64%) Azure Cosmos DB
12 51 (2.58%) SaaS
13 48 (2.43%) Azure Logic Apps
13 48 (2.43%) IaaS
14 45 (2.28%) Azure Key Vault
14 45 (2.28%) Azure Service Bus
15 41 (2.08%) Azure Functions
16 39 (1.98%) Azure Storage
17 38 (1.93%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 52 (2.64%) DNS
2 39 (1.98%) Firewall
3 37 (1.88%) TCP/IP
4 29 (1.47%) FTP
4 29 (1.47%) HTTP
5 26 (1.32%) FIX Connectivity
6 25 (1.27%) SAN
7 19 (0.96%) WAN
8 18 (0.91%) VPN
9 17 (0.86%) Kerberos
9 17 (0.86%) LAN
10 15 (0.76%) DHCP
10 15 (0.76%) Multicast
10 15 (0.76%) SMTP
11 14 (0.71%) SSH
12 12 (0.61%) Internet
12 12 (0.61%) Network Security
12 12 (0.61%) SSL
13 9 (0.46%) Wireless
14 8 (0.41%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 287 (14.55%) Data Warehouse
2 251 (12.72%) Power BI
2 251 (12.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 169 (8.57%) PostgreSQL
4 162 (8.21%) Relational Database
5 137 (6.94%) MySQL
6 135 (6.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 118 (5.98%) Data Lake
8 116 (5.88%) Azure SQL Database
9 108 (5.47%) MongoDB
10 107 (5.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 104 (5.27%) NoSQL
12 78 (3.95%) Tableau
13 73 (3.70%) Oracle Database
14 57 (2.89%) RDBMS
15 55 (2.79%) Big Data
16 48 (2.43%) DB2
17 42 (2.13%) Metadata
17 42 (2.13%) Microsoft Analysis Services
18 39 (1.98%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 233 (11.81%) Git (software)
2 164 (8.31%) Jenkins
3 160 (8.11%) JIRA
4 140 (7.10%) Visual Studio
5 72 (3.65%) TeamCity
6 66 (3.35%) Team Foundation Server
7 65 (3.29%) Maven
8 54 (2.74%) Subversion
9 52 (2.64%) Grunt
10 50 (2.53%) JUnit
11 48 (2.43%) Bitbucket
11 48 (2.43%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 39 (1.98%) GitLab
13 27 (1.37%) Selenium
14 26 (1.32%) gulp
15 24 (1.22%) Octopus Deploy
16 23 (1.17%) SonarQube
17 22 (1.12%) Eclipse
18 20 (1.01%) Artifactory
18 20 (1.01%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 596 (30.21%) Finance
2 394 (19.97%) Social Skills
3 365 (18.50%) Banking
4 240 (12.16%) Analytical Skills
5 199 (10.09%) Front Office
6 149 (7.55%) Investment Banking
7 53 (2.69%) Public Sector
8 48 (2.43%) Legal
9 28 (1.42%) Presentation Skills
10 24 (1.22%) Organisational Skills
11 23 (1.17%) Marketing
12 21 (1.06%) Back Office
12 21 (1.06%) Documentation Skills
13 19 (0.96%) Manufacturing
13 19 (0.96%) Retail
14 17 (0.86%) Law
15 15 (0.76%) Financial Institution
16 14 (0.71%) Inclusion and Diversity
16 14 (0.71%) Publishing
17 12 (0.61%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 1,014 (51.39%) Developer
2 274 (13.89%) C# Developer
3 247 (12.52%) .NET Developer
4 198 (10.04%) Analyst
5 153 (7.75%) SQL Developer
6 141 (7.15%) Java Developer
7 127 (6.44%) C# .NET Developer
8 126 (6.39%) Data Engineer
9 111 (5.63%) Full Stack Developer
10 110 (5.58%) Architect
11 104 (5.27%) Senior Developer
12 93 (4.71%) DBA
13 88 (4.46%) Front Office Developer
14 81 (4.11%) Data Analyst
15 76 (3.85%) Business Intelligence Developer
16 75 (3.80%) Azure Engineer
17 69 (3.50%) DevOps Engineer
17 69 (3.50%) SQL DBA
18 68 (3.45%) React Developer
19 67 (3.40%) Azure Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 632 (32.03%) .NET
2 239 (12.11%) HTML
3 213 (10.80%) .NET Framework
4 206 (10.44%) AngularJS
4 206 (10.44%) ASP.NET
5 203 (10.29%) CSS
6 189 (9.58%) React
7 182 (9.22%) REST
8 141 (7.15%) .NET Core
9 133 (6.74%) Web Services
10 123 (6.23%) Spring
11 102 (5.17%) HTML5
12 89 (4.51%) RESTful
13 88 (4.46%) Node.js
14 86 (4.36%) JSON
15 83 (4.21%) ASP.NET Web API
15 83 (4.21%) XML
16 82 (4.16%) Entity Framework
17 78 (3.95%) Kafka
17 78 (3.95%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 68 (3.45%) Derivative
2 67 (3.40%) Fixed Income
3 65 (3.29%) Algorithms
4 57 (2.89%) Self-Motivation
4 57 (2.89%) User Experience
5 51 (2.58%) Clustering
6 47 (2.38%) Data Structures
7 46 (2.33%) Replication
8 42 (2.13%) Greenfield Project
8 42 (2.13%) Management Information System
9 40 (2.03%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 32 (1.62%) Data Centre
10 32 (1.62%) Hedge funds
11 27 (1.37%) Cloud Native
12 26 (1.32%) Enterprise Software
13 23 (1.17%) Credit Risk
13 23 (1.17%) Reinsurance
14 22 (1.12%) Market Risk
14 22 (1.12%) Public Cloud
15 21 (1.06%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 370 (18.75%) Windows
2 291 (14.75%) Linux
3 143 (7.25%) Unix
4 136 (6.89%) Windows Server
5 43 (2.18%) Windows Server 2012
6 35 (1.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 29 (1.47%) Windows Server 2008
8 24 (1.22%) Windows Server 2016
9 19 (0.96%) Windows Server 2019
10 13 (0.66%) VMS
10 13 (0.66%) Windows 10
11 9 (0.46%) Solaris
11 9 (0.46%) zOS
12 5 (0.25%) Apple iOS
13 4 (0.20%) Windows 7
14 3 (0.15%) Ubuntu
15 2 (0.10%) Android
15 2 (0.10%) CentOS
15 2 (0.10%) MVS
15 2 (0.10%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 607 (30.77%) Agile
2 489 (24.78%) DevOps
3 365 (18.50%) Business Intelligence
4 322 (16.32%) CI/CD
5 295 (14.95%) Problem-Solving
6 262 (13.28%) ETL
7 232 (11.76%) Scrum
8 216 (10.95%) Data Modelling
9 199 (10.09%) Full Stack Development
10 192 (9.73%) Migration
11 172 (8.72%) Test Automation
12 163 (8.26%) Analytics
12 163 (8.26%) TDD
13 154 (7.81%) OO
14 151 (7.65%) Microservices
15 149 (7.55%) Data Analysis
16 143 (7.25%) Software Engineering
17 125 (6.34%) Multithreading
18 117 (5.93%) SDLC
19 115 (5.83%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 1,128 (57.17%) SQL
2 729 (36.95%) C#
3 344 (17.44%) Java
4 330 (16.73%) Python
5 325 (16.47%) JavaScript
6 314 (15.91%) T-SQL
7 252 (12.77%) PowerShell
8 111 (5.63%) PL/SQL
9 101 (5.12%) TypeScript
10 74 (3.75%) VBA
11 52 (2.64%) VB.NET
12 51 (2.58%) Bash
13 50 (2.53%) VB
14 47 (2.38%) C++
15 43 (2.18%) Shell Script
16 41 (2.08%) C
17 27 (1.37%) Perl
17 27 (1.37%) Scala
18 25 (1.27%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
19 19 (0.96%) R
Qualifications
1 113 (5.73%) Security Cleared
2 86 (4.36%) SC Cleared
3 77 (3.90%) Degree
4 30 (1.52%) Computer Science Degree
5 22 (1.12%) DV Cleared
6 16 (0.81%) Microsoft Certification
7 11 (0.56%) Numerate Degree
8 7 (0.35%) MCITP
9 6 (0.30%) MCTS
10 5 (0.25%) ITIL Certification
11 4 (0.20%) BPSS Clearance
11 4 (0.20%) Cisco Certification
11 4 (0.20%) Master's Degree
11 4 (0.20%) MCSA
12 3 (0.15%) CCA
12 3 (0.15%) CCNP
12 3 (0.15%) Citrix Certification
12 3 (0.15%) MCSE
12 3 (0.15%) TOGAF Certification
12 3 (0.15%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 85 (4.31%) QA
2 52 (2.64%) Data Quality
3 31 (1.57%) GDPR
4 18 (0.91%) Accessibility
5 14 (0.71%) IFRS
6 13 (0.66%) SLA
7 9 (0.46%) IFRS 17
7 9 (0.46%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 7 (0.35%) MiFID
9 6 (0.30%) EMIR
9 6 (0.30%) PMO
10 4 (0.20%) GxP
11 3 (0.15%) Solvency II
11 3 (0.15%) WCAG
12 2 (0.10%) Actionable Recommendations
12 2 (0.10%) COREP
12 2 (0.10%) CRD IV
12 2 (0.10%) IFRS 9
12 2 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 2 (0.10%) NIST 800
System Software
1 145 (7.35%) Active Directory
2 104 (5.27%) Docker
3 47 (2.38%) VMware Infrastructure
4 30 (1.52%) Virtual Machines
5 18 (0.91%) VMware ESXi
6 16 (0.81%) Hyper-V
7 15 (0.76%) NFS
8 14 (0.71%) vSphere
9 13 (0.66%) HDFS
10 12 (0.61%) Oracle RAC
10 12 (0.61%) XenApp
11 11 (0.56%) GridGain
12 8 (0.41%) XenDesktop
13 4 (0.20%) Virtual Servers
13 4 (0.20%) VMware NSX
14 3 (0.15%) Veritas Cluster Server
14 3 (0.15%) Veritas Volume Manager
15 2 (0.10%) Apache ZooKeeper
15 2 (0.10%) Varnish
16 1 (0.051%) Microcode
Systems Management
1 114 (5.78%) Kubernetes
2 113 (5.73%) Ansible
3 99 (5.02%) Terraform
4 35 (1.77%) Puppet
5 28 (1.42%) BladeLogic
6 26 (1.32%) SCCM
7 25 (1.27%) Microsoft Clustering
8 22 (1.12%) ITRS Geneos
9 17 (0.86%) Control-M
10 13 (0.66%) Microsoft Intune
11 12 (0.61%) Kibana
11 12 (0.61%) SCOM
12 11 (0.56%) MIIS
13 9 (0.46%) Data Guard
13 9 (0.46%) Grafana
13 9 (0.46%) logstash
13 9 (0.46%) Netcool
14 8 (0.41%) Opscode Chef
15 7 (0.35%) AirWatch
16 6 (0.30%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 568 (28.79%) Microsoft
2 507 (25.70%) Oracle
3 127 (6.44%) Databricks
4 94 (4.76%) VMware
5 72 (3.65%) SAP
6 65 (3.29%) TIBCO
7 63 (3.19%) Sybase
8 59 (2.99%) Citrix
9 53 (2.69%) ION Trading
10 44 (2.23%) Google
11 43 (2.18%) Red Hat
12 39 (1.98%) Informatica
13 31 (1.57%) Alteryx
14 30 (1.52%) Splunk
15 29 (1.47%) BMC
15 29 (1.47%) Cisco
16 24 (1.22%) Atlassian
17 23 (1.17%) IBM
18 20 (1.01%) New Relic
19 18 (0.91%) ServiceNow