Period
to 15 November 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 15 November 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
15 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 30 29 26
Rank change year-on-year -1 -3 0
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2,186 3,196 3,045
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 6.06% 6.89% 6.48%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 25.40% 28.19% 27.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,617 2,489 2,388
London median daily rate £488 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.50% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £340 £338 £325
90th Percentile £688 £650 £638
England median daily rate £430 £430 £423
% change year-on-year - +1.78% +9.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 11 16
London median hourly rate £31.23 £21.50 £21.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +45.26% -0.89% -17.17%
10th Percentile £23.79 £19.25 £19.38
90th Percentile £78.75 £46.25 £65.66
England median hourly rate £30.00 £24.04 £36.31
% change year-on-year +24.79% -33.79% +21.03%

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 8,607 11,338 11,133
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 23.87% 24.43% 23.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,211 8,458 8,252
London median daily rate £525 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £363 £363 £350
90th Percentile £700 £675 £656
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 50 60
London median hourly rate £35.00 £27.62 £26.05
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.74% +6.00% -22.23%
10th Percentile £15.58 £16.15 £18.23
90th Percentile £59.90 £48.73 £58.75
England median hourly rate £32.50 £33.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year -2.99% +4.69% +14.29%

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 15 November 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 15 November 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 15 November 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 +4 570 £500 - 224
South London +33 99 £400 -15.79% 36
West London -9 77 £433 +8.13% 89
East London +3 27 £484 +1.36% 43
North London -11 5 £433 -3.89% 7
SQL Server
England

For the 6 months to 15 November 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 1,245 (56.95%) SQL
2 832 (38.06%) C#
3 829 (37.92%) Microsoft
4 806 (36.87%) .NET
5 682 (31.20%) Finance
6 678 (31.02%) Azure
7 667 (30.51%) Agile Software Development
8 494 (22.60%) Business Intelligence
9 483 (22.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 426 (19.49%) JavaScript
11 415 (18.98%) Oracle
12 372 (17.02%) ETL
13 371 (16.97%) Data Warehouse
14 350 (16.01%) AngularJS
15 340 (15.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 337 (15.42%) T-SQL
17 332 (15.19%) Windows
18 328 (15.00%) TDD
19 316 (14.46%) ASP.NET
19 316 (14.46%) Power Platform
20 311 (14.23%) HTML
21 306 (14.00%) CSS
21 306 (14.00%) Power BI
22 285 (13.04%) DevOps
23 283 (12.95%) MVC
24 268 (12.26%) AWS
25 265 (12.12%) SQL Server Analysis Services
26 248 (11.34%) PowerShell
27 223 (10.20%) Git (software)
28 222 (10.16%) Analytical Skills

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
1 163 (7.46%) SharePoint
2 118 (5.40%) IIS
3 97 (4.44%) Confluence
4 47 (2.15%) MS Exchange
5 40 (1.83%) Apache
6 37 (1.69%) Apache Spark
7 35 (1.60%) WebLogic
8 31 (1.42%) JBoss
9 30 (1.37%) Skype for Business
10 26 (1.19%) CMS
10 26 (1.19%) Elasticsearch
11 23 (1.05%) MQSeries
12 21 (0.96%) Exchange Server 2010
12 21 (0.96%) SharePoint 2013
13 19 (0.87%) Apache Airflow
13 19 (0.87%) Tomcat
14 15 (0.69%) BizTalk Server
14 15 (0.69%) Umbraco
15 13 (0.59%) Jupyter
15 13 (0.59%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 220 (10.06%) Microsoft Excel
2 60 (2.74%) Microsoft Office
3 13 (0.59%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 13 (0.59%) MS Visio
4 11 (0.50%) Spreadsheet
5 6 (0.27%) InfoPath
5 6 (0.27%) XMetaL
6 1 (0.046%) Sketch
6 1 (0.046%) S-PLUS
6 1 (0.046%) SPSS
6 1 (0.046%) Stata
6 1 (0.046%) UXPin
6 1 (0.046%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 70 (3.20%) Dynamics CRM
2 15 (0.69%) Dynamics AX
3 13 (0.59%) BusinessWorks
4 11 (0.50%) Dynamics NAV
5 10 (0.46%) Elite 3E
6 8 (0.37%) Markit EDM
6 8 (0.37%) PolarLake
7 7 (0.32%) Oracle Financials
8 6 (0.27%) Misys Opics
8 6 (0.27%) Unit4 Business World
9 5 (0.23%) Oracle EBS
9 5 (0.23%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
10 4 (0.18%) Oracle Receivables
10 4 (0.18%) Temenos T24
11 3 (0.14%) Cognos Business Intelligence
11 3 (0.14%) NetSuite
11 3 (0.14%) Oracle General Ledger
11 3 (0.14%) Oracle Payables
12 2 (0.091%) Adobe Campaign
12 2 (0.091%) Oracle FAH
Cloud Services
1 678 (31.02%) Azure
2 316 (14.46%) Power Platform
3 268 (12.26%) AWS
4 120 (5.49%) Office 365
5 85 (3.89%) Azure Data Factory
6 67 (3.06%) GCP
7 55 (2.52%) Dynamics 365
7 55 (2.52%) GitHub
8 51 (2.33%) IaaS
9 50 (2.29%) PaaS
10 35 (1.60%) Azure Active Directory
11 33 (1.51%) Serverless
12 30 (1.37%) SaaS
13 27 (1.24%) npm
14 20 (0.91%) Cloud Computing
15 14 (0.64%) Azure Functions
16 13 (0.59%) Amazon ECS
16 13 (0.59%) Data Lake Analytics
17 12 (0.55%) OpenShift
17 12 (0.55%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 55 (2.52%) DNS
2 49 (2.24%) Firewall
3 46 (2.10%) SAN
4 41 (1.88%) DHCP
5 29 (1.33%) FTP
5 29 (1.33%) HTTP
6 28 (1.28%) LAN
6 28 (1.28%) VPN
6 28 (1.28%) WAN
7 23 (1.05%) TCP/IP
8 18 (0.82%) Intrusion Detection
8 18 (0.82%) VoIP
9 16 (0.73%) Wi-Fi
10 15 (0.69%) Skype
11 13 (0.59%) NAS
12 10 (0.46%) Internet
13 9 (0.41%) Cisco IOS
14 8 (0.37%) Remote Desktop
15 7 (0.32%) VLAN
16 6 (0.27%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 483 (22.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 371 (16.97%) Data Warehouse
3 340 (15.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 306 (14.00%) Power BI
5 265 (12.12%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 185 (8.46%) Relational Database
7 172 (7.87%) MySQL
8 146 (6.68%) SQL Server 2012
9 140 (6.40%) PostgreSQL
10 116 (5.31%) SQL Server 2016
11 104 (4.76%) Azure SQL Database
12 97 (4.44%) SQL Server 2008
13 96 (4.39%) Oracle Database
14 86 (3.93%) Big Data
15 83 (3.80%) NoSQL
16 82 (3.75%) SQL Server 2014
17 78 (3.57%) RDBMS
18 73 (3.34%) MongoDB
19 71 (3.25%) Microsoft Analysis Services
20 69 (3.16%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 223 (10.20%) Git (software)
2 150 (6.86%) JIRA
3 148 (6.77%) Visual Studio
4 129 (5.90%) Team Foundation Server
5 98 (4.48%) TeamCity
6 81 (3.71%) Jenkins
7 62 (2.84%) Visual Studio Team System
8 61 (2.79%) Octopus Deploy
9 59 (2.70%) Selenium
10 55 (2.52%) Moq
11 54 (2.47%) NUnit
12 43 (1.97%) MSTest
13 34 (1.56%) Maven
14 32 (1.46%) JUnit
15 31 (1.42%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
16 28 (1.28%) Subversion
17 21 (0.96%) Bitbucket
18 18 (0.82%) Mockito
18 18 (0.82%) SpecFlow
19 17 (0.78%) Cucumber
General
1 682 (31.20%) Finance
2 212 (9.70%) Banking
3 119 (5.44%) Front Office
4 79 (3.61%) Public Sector
5 67 (3.06%) Retail
6 46 (2.10%) Investment Banking
6 46 (2.10%) Law
7 38 (1.74%) Back Office
7 38 (1.74%) Legal
8 37 (1.69%) Marketing
9 27 (1.24%) Publishing
10 20 (0.91%) Financial Institution
10 20 (0.91%) Manufacturing
11 18 (0.82%) Advertising
12 16 (0.73%) Telecoms
13 15 (0.69%) Games
14 12 (0.55%) Pharmaceutical
14 12 (0.55%) Police
15 9 (0.41%) Electronics
16 6 (0.27%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 1,193 (54.57%) Developer
2 347 (15.87%) C# Developer
3 297 (13.59%) .NET Developer
4 249 (11.39%) SQL Developer
5 212 (9.70%) Analyst
6 183 (8.37%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 151 (6.91%) Architect
8 136 (6.22%) C# .NET Developer
9 110 (5.03%) Senior Developer
10 100 (4.57%) DBA
11 89 (4.07%) Full Stack Developer
12 81 (3.71%) SSIS Developer
13 69 (3.16%) Java Developer
13 69 (3.16%) SQL DBA
14 67 (3.06%) SQL Server Developer
15 62 (2.84%) Consultant
16 60 (2.74%) Data Engineer
17 54 (2.47%) Angular Developer
18 53 (2.42%) Data Analyst
18 53 (2.42%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 806 (36.87%) .NET
2 350 (16.01%) AngularJS
3 316 (14.46%) ASP.NET
4 311 (14.23%) HTML
5 306 (14.00%) CSS
6 201 (9.19%) .NET Framework
7 197 (9.01%) Web Services
8 191 (8.74%) React
9 185 (8.46%) REST
10 180 (8.23%) JSON
11 157 (7.18%) ASP.NET MVC
12 147 (6.72%) XML
13 144 (6.59%) ASP.NET Web API
14 139 (6.36%) .NET Core
15 124 (5.67%) Entity Framework
16 97 (4.44%) jQuery
16 97 (4.44%) WCF
17 81 (3.71%) Vue.js
18 77 (3.52%) RabbitMQ
19 75 (3.43%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 222 (10.16%) Analytical Skills
2 122 (5.58%) Hedge funds
3 83 (3.80%) Greenfield Project
4 77 (3.52%) Equities
5 75 (3.43%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 46 (2.10%) Replication
7 45 (2.06%) Fixed Income
8 44 (2.01%) Clustering
9 43 (1.97%) Management Information System
10 41 (1.88%) Data Structures
10 41 (1.88%) Self-Motivation
11 38 (1.74%) Public Cloud
12 37 (1.69%) Derivative
13 28 (1.28%) Data Centre
14 27 (1.24%) User Experience
15 25 (1.14%) Algorithms
16 22 (1.01%) Pricing Data
17 20 (0.91%) Enterprise Software
17 20 (0.91%) Mobile App
17 20 (0.91%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 332 (15.19%) Windows
2 170 (7.78%) Linux
3 127 (5.81%) Windows Server
4 79 (3.61%) Unix
5 67 (3.06%) Windows Server 2012
6 57 (2.61%) Windows 10
7 53 (2.42%) Windows Server 2008
8 26 (1.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 24 (1.10%) Windows 7
10 19 (0.87%) Android
11 14 (0.64%) CentOS
12 13 (0.59%) VMS
13 10 (0.46%) Solaris
14 9 (0.41%) Ubuntu
15 7 (0.32%) Windows Server 2003
16 6 (0.27%) Apple iOS
17 4 (0.18%) Windows 8
17 4 (0.18%) Windows NT
18 3 (0.14%) Data ONTAP
18 3 (0.14%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 667 (30.51%) Agile Software Development
2 494 (22.60%) Business Intelligence
3 372 (17.02%) ETL
4 328 (15.00%) TDD
5 285 (13.04%) DevOps
6 283 (12.95%) MVC
7 221 (10.11%) Migration
8 217 (9.93%) Microservices
9 208 (9.52%) Continuous Integration
10 179 (8.19%) Scrum
11 171 (7.82%) Data Modelling
12 166 (7.59%) Analytics
12 166 (7.59%) Problem-Solving
13 143 (6.54%) Test Automation
14 141 (6.45%) Visualisation
15 139 (6.36%) OO
16 131 (5.99%) Data Analysis
17 127 (5.81%) BDD
18 119 (5.44%) CRM
19 118 (5.40%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 1,245 (56.95%) SQL
2 832 (38.06%) C#
3 426 (19.49%) JavaScript
4 337 (15.42%) T-SQL
5 248 (11.34%) PowerShell
6 215 (9.84%) Java
7 194 (8.87%) Python
8 106 (4.85%) PL/SQL
9 81 (3.71%) TypeScript
10 78 (3.57%) VBA
11 64 (2.93%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
12 54 (2.47%) VB.NET
13 49 (2.24%) R
13 49 (2.24%) VB
14 36 (1.65%) Perl
15 31 (1.42%) Scala
16 27 (1.24%) Bash Shell
16 27 (1.24%) Java 8
16 27 (1.24%) PHP
17 26 (1.19%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 134 (6.13%) Security Cleared
2 111 (5.08%) Degree
3 99 (4.53%) SC Cleared
4 30 (1.37%) Microsoft Certification
5 25 (1.14%) Computer Science Degree
6 21 (0.96%) DV Cleared
7 14 (0.64%) PMI Certification
8 13 (0.59%) Cisco Certification
9 12 (0.55%) MCSA
9 12 (0.55%) MCSE
10 11 (0.50%) CISSP
10 11 (0.50%) PMP
11 9 (0.41%) ITIL Certification
12 7 (0.32%) CCNP
12 7 (0.32%) CEH
12 7 (0.32%) GIAC
12 7 (0.32%) MCP
12 7 (0.32%) PhD
12 7 (0.32%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 6 (0.27%) CFA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 90 (4.12%) QA
2 43 (1.97%) Data Quality
3 24 (1.10%) WCAG
4 23 (1.05%) MiFID
5 22 (1.01%) SLA
6 20 (0.91%) GDPR
7 12 (0.55%) IFRS
7 12 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 8 (0.37%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 8 (0.37%) Solvency II
9 7 (0.32%) Government Security Classifications
10 6 (0.27%) PCI DSS
11 5 (0.23%) NCSC
12 4 (0.18%) COBIT
12 4 (0.18%) EMIR
12 4 (0.18%) GAAP
13 3 (0.14%) Dodd-Frank
14 2 (0.091%) COREP
14 2 (0.091%) FINREP
14 2 (0.091%) IFRS 9
System Software
1 170 (7.78%) Active Directory
2 91 (4.16%) Docker
3 67 (3.06%) VMware Infrastructure
4 36 (1.65%) Oracle RAC
5 34 (1.56%) Hyper-V
6 24 (1.10%) Virtual Machines
7 20 (0.91%) VMware ESXi
8 16 (0.73%) HDFS
9 12 (0.55%) vSphere
9 12 (0.55%) XenApp
10 8 (0.37%) XenDesktop
11 7 (0.32%) Virtual Servers
12 4 (0.18%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
12 4 (0.18%) Microsoft App-V
12 4 (0.18%) pfSense
12 4 (0.18%) Xen
13 2 (0.091%) NFS
13 2 (0.091%) Postfix
13 2 (0.091%) Terminal Services
13 2 (0.091%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 61 (2.79%) SCCM
2 46 (2.10%) Kubernetes
3 45 (2.06%) Ansible
3 45 (2.06%) Terraform
4 36 (1.65%) Opscode Chef
5 32 (1.46%) Puppet
6 26 (1.19%) Control-M
7 22 (1.01%) SCOM
8 20 (0.91%) Microsoft Clustering
8 20 (0.91%) Single Sign-On
9 17 (0.78%) Data Guard
10 11 (0.50%) Hadoop YARN
11 10 (0.46%) MIIS
12 7 (0.32%) WSUS
13 6 (0.27%) AirWatch
13 6 (0.27%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
13 6 (0.27%) Kibana
13 6 (0.27%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
13 6 (0.27%) Microsoft Intune
13 6 (0.27%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 829 (37.92%) Microsoft
2 415 (18.98%) Oracle
3 163 (7.46%) Tableau
4 103 (4.71%) VMware
5 78 (3.57%) Sybase
6 67 (3.06%) SAP
7 53 (2.42%) Citrix
8 47 (2.15%) Cisco
8 47 (2.15%) Google
9 43 (1.97%) Cognos
10 41 (1.88%) Red Hat
11 37 (1.69%) MicroStrategy
12 36 (1.65%) MuleSoft
13 34 (1.56%) Informatica
14 33 (1.51%) HP
15 32 (1.46%) Databricks
16 30 (1.37%) Salesforce.com
17 28 (1.28%) Atlassian
17 28 (1.28%) Remedy
18 27 (1.24%) IBM