Period
to 11 December 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 11 December 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
11 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 29 26 25
Rank change year-on-year -3 -1 -9
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 3,203 3,130 2,951
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 6.80% 6.59% 6.65%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 28.02% 27.75% 28.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,478 2,473 2,150
London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £350 £325 £313
90th Percentile £650 £638 £588
England median daily rate £438 £425 £396
% change year-on-year +2.94% +7.32% +4.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 14 14
London median hourly rate £21.50 £25.50 £21.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.69% +16.70% +0.74%
10th Percentile £19.25 £18.83 £15.25
90th Percentile £37.09 £77.39 £65.00
England median hourly rate £26.33 £36.91 £28.00
% change year-on-year -28.67% +31.80% +10.06%

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 11,433 11,281 10,432
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 24.28% 23.76% 23.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,543 8,409 7,368
London median daily rate £525 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £363 £352 £325
90th Percentile £675 £663 £638
England median daily rate £475 £463 £425
% change year-on-year +2.70% +8.82% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 63 39
London median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £29.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -7.97% +35.90%
10th Percentile £18.65 £18.30 £15.25
90th Percentile £49.50 £58.75 £68.15
England median hourly rate £35.00 £32.25 £27.50
% change year-on-year +8.53% +17.27% -

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 11 December 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 11 December 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 11 December 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 -11 677 £500 +5.26% 287
West London +19 123 £400 +3.23% 175
South London +3 101 £475 +31.03% 48
East London -33 45 £494 +10.96% 48
North London +15 27 £450 -10.00% 13
SQL Server
England

For the 6 months to 11 December 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 1,749 (54.61%) SQL
2 1,283 (40.06%) C#
3 1,261 (39.37%) .NET
4 1,124 (35.09%) Agile Software Development
5 1,036 (32.34%) Microsoft
6 1,027 (32.06%) Finance
7 816 (25.48%) Microsoft Azure
8 626 (19.54%) Oracle
9 611 (19.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 590 (18.42%) Business Intelligence
11 577 (18.01%) JavaScript
12 565 (17.64%) Windows
13 524 (16.36%) Banking
14 521 (16.27%) T-SQL
15 496 (15.49%) ASP.NET
16 484 (15.11%) ETL
17 469 (14.64%) Data Warehouse
18 467 (14.58%) TDD
19 455 (14.21%) MVC
20 439 (13.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
21 432 (13.49%) AngularJS
22 379 (11.83%) Java
23 374 (11.68%) Scrum
24 363 (11.33%) HTML
25 361 (11.27%) Amazon AWS
26 355 (11.08%) Linux
27 340 (10.62%) .NET Framework
28 338 (10.55%) Git (software)
29 329 (10.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
30 313 (9.77%) 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
1 155 (4.84%) IIS
2 121 (3.78%) SharePoint
3 96 (3.00%) Confluence
4 92 (2.87%) Elasticsearch
5 81 (2.53%) Apache
6 78 (2.44%) Apache Spark
7 69 (2.15%) MS Exchange
8 55 (1.72%) CMS
9 42 (1.31%) NServiceBus
10 35 (1.09%) Tomcat
11 31 (0.97%) JBoss
12 30 (0.94%) SharePoint 2013
13 29 (0.91%) Exchange Server 2010
14 27 (0.84%) SAS
15 26 (0.81%) Umbraco
16 25 (0.78%) WebSphere
17 23 (0.72%) Oracle SOA Suite
18 22 (0.69%) BizTalk Server
19 20 (0.62%) Apache Solr
19 20 (0.62%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 306 (9.55%) Microsoft Excel
2 77 (2.40%) Microsoft Office
3 69 (2.15%) MS Visio
4 41 (1.28%) Spreadsheet
5 22 (0.69%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 19 (0.59%) Microsoft Project
7 4 (0.12%) InfoPath
8 3 (0.094%) Acrobat
8 3 (0.094%) Photoshop
9 2 (0.062%) SPSS
10 1 (0.031%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 1 (0.031%) InVision
10 1 (0.031%) Mingle
10 1 (0.031%) Shockwave
Business Applications
1 41 (1.28%) Dynamics CRM
2 23 (0.72%) Dynamics AX
3 21 (0.66%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 17 (0.53%) PeopleSoft HRMS
5 16 (0.50%) PeopleSoft HCM
6 15 (0.47%) Markit EDM
7 14 (0.44%) Actimize
7 14 (0.44%) Dynamics NAV
8 12 (0.37%) ION MarketView
9 11 (0.34%) Endur
10 8 (0.25%) NetSuite
10 8 (0.25%) Oracle Retail
11 7 (0.22%) thinkFolio
12 6 (0.19%) Adobe Campaign
12 6 (0.19%) RMDS
13 5 (0.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
14 4 (0.12%) Cognos TM1
14 4 (0.12%) IntelliMatch
14 4 (0.12%) Oracle Cash Management
14 4 (0.12%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 816 (25.48%) Microsoft Azure
2 361 (11.27%) Amazon AWS
3 111 (3.47%) PaaS
4 76 (2.37%) IaaS
5 72 (2.25%) Amazon EC2
6 71 (2.22%) Office 365
7 69 (2.15%) Azure Data Factory
8 68 (2.12%) GitHub
9 65 (2.03%) Amazon S3
10 61 (1.90%) Google Cloud Platform
11 56 (1.75%) SaaS
11 56 (1.75%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 45 (1.40%) Dynamics 365
12 45 (1.40%) Serverless
13 36 (1.12%) Azure Active Directory
14 34 (1.06%) Cloud Computing
15 20 (0.62%) npm
15 20 (0.62%) OpenShift
16 19 (0.59%) AWS Lambda
17 14 (0.44%) Apigee
Communications & Networking
1 76 (2.37%) Firewall
2 46 (1.44%) DNS
2 46 (1.44%) SAN
3 35 (1.09%) AMQP
4 34 (1.06%) HTTP
5 30 (0.94%) Kerberos
6 27 (0.84%) VPN
7 25 (0.78%) Internet
7 25 (0.78%) SSL
7 25 (0.78%) WAN
8 22 (0.69%) LAN
9 17 (0.53%) DHCP
9 17 (0.53%) DMZ
10 16 (0.50%) TCP/IP
11 15 (0.47%) FCoE
11 15 (0.47%) Skype
12 14 (0.44%) NAS
13 13 (0.41%) FTP
14 12 (0.37%) Intranet
15 9 (0.28%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 611 (19.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 469 (14.64%) Data Warehouse
3 439 (13.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 329 (10.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 306 (9.55%) Power BI
6 299 (9.33%) Relational Database
7 220 (6.87%) SQL Server 2012
8 211 (6.59%) SQL Server 2016
9 195 (6.09%) NoSQL
10 190 (5.93%) SQL Server 2008
11 186 (5.81%) MySQL
12 172 (5.37%) MongoDB
13 159 (4.96%) Hadoop
14 158 (4.93%) Big Data
15 154 (4.81%) SQL Server 2014
16 134 (4.18%) Azure SQL Database
17 123 (3.84%) PostgreSQL
18 116 (3.62%) RDBMS
19 112 (3.50%) Data Lake
20 89 (2.78%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 338 (10.55%) Git (software)
2 255 (7.96%) Jenkins
3 221 (6.90%) Team Foundation Server
4 194 (6.06%) JIRA
5 189 (5.90%) Visual Studio
6 147 (4.59%) Subversion
6 147 (4.59%) Visual Studio Team System
7 128 (4.00%) TeamCity
8 105 (3.28%) SpecFlow
9 93 (2.90%) NUnit
10 84 (2.62%) Octopus Deploy
11 82 (2.56%) Maven
12 75 (2.34%) Selenium
13 66 (2.06%) JUnit
14 65 (2.03%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 58 (1.81%) Moq
16 57 (1.78%) Bitbucket
17 43 (1.34%) Artifactory
18 42 (1.31%) Eclipse
19 36 (1.12%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 1,027 (32.06%) Finance
2 524 (16.36%) Banking
3 277 (8.65%) Front Office
4 202 (6.31%) Investment Banking
5 145 (4.53%) Retail
6 68 (2.12%) Back Office
7 64 (2.00%) Financial Institution
8 47 (1.47%) Marketing
8 47 (1.47%) Publishing
9 38 (1.19%) Legal
10 31 (0.97%) Law
11 28 (0.87%) Advertising
12 17 (0.53%) Telecoms
13 14 (0.44%) Games
14 13 (0.41%) General Ledger
14 13 (0.41%) Manufacturing
15 12 (0.37%) Billing
15 12 (0.37%) French Language
16 8 (0.25%) German Language
16 8 (0.25%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 1,929 (60.22%) Developer
2 692 (21.60%) C# Developer
3 529 (16.52%) .NET Developer
4 404 (12.61%) SQL Developer
5 287 (8.96%) Analyst
6 275 (8.59%) C# .NET Developer
7 212 (6.62%) Senior Developer
8 211 (6.59%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 184 (5.74%) Architect
10 158 (4.93%) Angular Developer
11 142 (4.43%) Java Developer
12 140 (4.37%) Full Stack Developer
13 122 (3.81%) SQL Server Developer
14 102 (3.18%) Azure Developer
15 96 (3.00%) Consultant
16 95 (2.97%) SSIS Developer
17 92 (2.87%) DBA
18 87 (2.72%) ASP.NET Developer
19 76 (2.37%) SQL DBA
20 75 (2.34%) Senior C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,261 (39.37%) .NET
2 496 (15.49%) ASP.NET
3 432 (13.49%) AngularJS
4 363 (11.33%) HTML
5 340 (10.62%) .NET Framework
6 297 (9.27%) WCF
7 288 (8.99%) CSS
8 281 (8.77%) ASP.NET Web API
9 255 (7.96%) Web Services
10 240 (7.49%) ASP.NET MVC
11 230 (7.18%) XML
12 224 (6.99%) React
13 222 (6.93%) WPF
14 214 (6.68%) REST
15 208 (6.49%) jQuery
16 199 (6.21%) Entity Framework
17 171 (5.34%) JSON
18 163 (5.09%) .NET Core
19 149 (4.65%) HTML5
20 137 (4.28%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 264 (8.24%) Analytical Skills
2 253 (7.90%) Greenfield Project
3 187 (5.84%) Fixed Income
4 133 (4.15%) Hedge funds
5 120 (3.75%) Fintech
6 101 (3.15%) Derivative
7 93 (2.90%) Self-Motivation
8 91 (2.84%) Equities
9 89 (2.78%) Clustering
10 86 (2.68%) Enterprise Software
11 80 (2.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 71 (2.22%) User Experience
13 68 (2.12%) Data Centre
14 61 (1.90%) Algorithms
15 52 (1.62%) Credit Risk
16 50 (1.56%) Market Risk
17 42 (1.31%) Data Structures
18 41 (1.28%) Management Information System
18 41 (1.28%) Wiki
19 34 (1.06%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 565 (17.64%) Windows
2 355 (11.08%) Linux
3 241 (7.52%) Unix
4 213 (6.65%) Windows Server
5 82 (2.56%) Windows Server 2012
6 67 (2.09%) Windows Server 2008
7 59 (1.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 32 (1.00%) Windows 10
9 29 (0.91%) Ubuntu
9 29 (0.91%) Windows 7
10 20 (0.62%) Windows Server 2003
11 19 (0.59%) Apple iOS
11 19 (0.59%) Solaris
12 17 (0.53%) Android
13 8 (0.25%) CentOS
14 7 (0.22%) AIX
14 7 (0.22%) Mac OS X
15 4 (0.12%) Oracle Linux
15 4 (0.12%) VMS
16 3 (0.094%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,124 (35.09%) Agile Software Development
2 590 (18.42%) Business Intelligence
3 484 (15.11%) ETL
4 467 (14.58%) TDD
5 455 (14.21%) MVC
6 374 (11.68%) Scrum
7 303 (9.46%) Continuous Integration
8 296 (9.24%) DevOps
9 281 (8.77%) Analytics
10 251 (7.84%) Test Automation
11 250 (7.81%) BDD
12 237 (7.40%) Migration
13 230 (7.18%) Unit Testing
14 229 (7.15%) Data Modelling
15 223 (6.96%) Problem-Solving
16 222 (6.93%) Microservices
17 207 (6.46%) Asset Management
17 207 (6.46%) OO
18 198 (6.18%) SDLC
19 188 (5.87%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 1,749 (54.61%) SQL
2 1,283 (40.06%) C#
3 577 (18.01%) JavaScript
4 521 (16.27%) T-SQL
5 379 (11.83%) Java
6 313 (9.77%) PowerShell
7 310 (9.68%) Python
8 139 (4.34%) TypeScript
9 130 (4.06%) VBA
10 89 (2.78%) PL/SQL
11 81 (2.53%) VB
12 80 (2.50%) Bash Shell
13 74 (2.31%) Shell Script
14 73 (2.28%) VB.NET
15 64 (2.00%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
15 64 (2.00%) R
16 62 (1.94%) Java 8
17 59 (1.84%) C++
18 58 (1.81%) PHP
19 57 (1.78%) Scala
Qualifications
1 182 (5.68%) Degree
2 117 (3.65%) Security Cleared
3 89 (2.78%) SC Cleared
4 58 (1.81%) Microsoft Certification
5 45 (1.40%) Computer Science Degree
6 40 (1.25%) Numerate Degree
7 27 (0.84%) MCSE
8 17 (0.53%) DV Cleared
9 15 (0.47%) ITIL Certification
9 15 (0.47%) Novell Certification
10 14 (0.44%) Cisco Certification
10 14 (0.44%) PhD
11 10 (0.31%) CCNA
12 8 (0.25%) AWS Certification
12 8 (0.25%) MCSA
13 7 (0.22%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 7 (0.22%) PMP
13 7 (0.22%) TOGAF Certification
14 6 (0.19%) MCP
14 6 (0.19%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 140 (4.37%) QA
2 79 (2.47%) Data Quality
3 25 (0.78%) GDPR
4 13 (0.41%) SLA
5 10 (0.31%) Basel III
6 9 (0.28%) IFRS
6 9 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 9 (0.28%) MiFID
7 8 (0.25%) IFRS 9
8 6 (0.19%) EMIR
9 4 (0.12%) HL7
9 4 (0.12%) PCI DSS
9 4 (0.12%) PMO
10 3 (0.094%) COREP
10 3 (0.094%) Disclosure Scotland
10 3 (0.094%) Dodd-Frank
10 3 (0.094%) FINREP
10 3 (0.094%) Government Security Classifications
10 3 (0.094%) PSD2
10 3 (0.094%) Solvency II
System Software
1 189 (5.90%) Active Directory
2 156 (4.87%) Docker
3 83 (2.59%) VMware Infrastructure
4 59 (1.84%) HDFS
5 51 (1.59%) Hyper-V
6 44 (1.37%) Virtual Machines
7 36 (1.12%) vSphere
8 26 (0.81%) VMware ESXi
9 21 (0.66%) XenApp
10 15 (0.47%) Apache Flume
11 14 (0.44%) Oracle RAC
12 9 (0.28%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 8 (0.25%) IAG
13 8 (0.25%) Microsoft App-V
13 8 (0.25%) UAG
14 7 (0.22%) Veritas Cluster Server
15 6 (0.19%) XenDesktop
16 5 (0.16%) VMware Server
17 4 (0.12%) Xen
18 3 (0.094%) Snort
Systems Management
1 158 (4.93%) Ansible
2 72 (2.25%) Opscode Chef
3 67 (2.09%) Puppet
4 61 (1.90%) Kubernetes
5 59 (1.84%) SCCM
6 55 (1.72%) Terraform
7 46 (1.44%) Microsoft Clustering
8 43 (1.34%) SCOM
9 37 (1.16%) Hadoop YARN
10 30 (0.94%) ITRS Geneos
11 22 (0.69%) Kibana
11 22 (0.69%) NetBackup
12 19 (0.59%) Single Sign-On
13 18 (0.56%) logstash
13 18 (0.56%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
14 16 (0.50%) Control-M
14 16 (0.50%) WSUS
15 14 (0.44%) Nagios
16 11 (0.34%) Grafana
16 11 (0.34%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 1,036 (32.34%) Microsoft
2 626 (19.54%) Oracle
3 157 (4.90%) Tableau
4 123 (3.84%) VMware
5 78 (2.44%) Sybase
6 77 (2.40%) SAP
7 72 (2.25%) Citrix
8 70 (2.19%) IBM
9 63 (1.97%) Google
9 63 (1.97%) Red Hat
10 56 (1.75%) Cloudera
11 50 (1.56%) TIBCO
12 46 (1.44%) Informatica
12 46 (1.44%) Salesforce.com
13 41 (1.28%) Atlassian
14 40 (1.25%) HP
15 38 (1.19%) Reuters
16 35 (1.09%) Bloomberg
17 31 (0.97%) Cisco
17 31 (0.97%) RedGate