Period
to 4 June 2020

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 4 June 2020 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
4 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 27 32 27
Rank change year-on-year +5 -5 -1
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 1,299 2,488 3,059
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 6.96% 6.26% 6.76%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 28.61% 25.29% 26.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 929 1,901 2,346
Median daily rate £500 £490 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.04% +3.16% +5.56%
10th Percentile £355 £350 £319
90th Percentile £728 £650 £636
England median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 18 15
Median hourly rate £35.00 £25.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +37.25% +2.00% +13.07%
10th Percentile £17.93 £19.01 £20.25
90th Percentile £37.63 £36.13 £54.50
England median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £36.02
% change year-on-year - -2.83% -3.95%

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 4,540 9,838 11,338
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 24.32% 24.76% 25.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,173 7,107 8,490
Median daily rate £525 £525 £513
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.44% +3.02%
10th Percentile £363 £363 £356
90th Percentile £713 £675 £675
England median daily rate £500 £485 £475
% change year-on-year +3.09% +2.11% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 60 76
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +16.67% -7.69%
10th Percentile £20.36 £19.44 £19.25
90th Percentile £41.50 £56.50 £46.50
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £33.50
% change year-on-year - +4.48% +11.67%

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 4 June 2020.

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 4 June 2020.

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 4 June 2020. 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 +5 258 £480 -4.00% 96
South London +22 45 £475 +5.56% 6
West London +19 28 £369 -13.24% 17
East London +25 15 £450 - 4
North London +19 9 £375 -10.45% 2
SQL Server
England

For the 6 months to 4 June 2020, 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.

1 716 (55.12%) SQL
2 520 (40.03%) C#
3 459 (35.33%) Azure
4 424 (32.64%) .NET
5 406 (31.25%) Finance
6 398 (30.64%) Agile Software Development
7 395 (30.41%) Microsoft
8 285 (21.94%) Oracle
9 255 (19.63%) Windows
10 254 (19.55%) Java
10 254 (19.55%) Business Intelligence
11 253 (19.48%) DevOps
12 250 (19.25%) T-SQL
13 239 (18.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 232 (17.86%) JavaScript
15 197 (15.17%) Microservices
16 186 (14.32%) Data Warehouse
17 184 (14.16%) Banking
18 177 (13.63%) AWS
19 176 (13.55%) Python
20 173 (13.32%) AngularJS
21 172 (13.24%) Web Services
22 171 (13.16%) MySQL
23 169 (13.01%) SQL Server Analysis Services
24 162 (12.47%) ASP.NET
25 158 (12.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
26 153 (11.78%) ETL
26 153 (11.78%) Git (software)
27 147 (11.32%) PowerShell
27 147 (11.32%) 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 66 (5.08%) Apache
2 63 (4.85%) SharePoint
3 43 (3.31%) IIS
4 32 (2.46%) Confluence
5 28 (2.16%) MS Exchange
6 27 (2.08%) Elasticsearch
6 27 (2.08%) JBoss
7 25 (1.92%) Apache Spark
8 24 (1.85%) Red Hat Fuse
8 24 (1.85%) Tomcat
8 24 (1.85%) WebLogic
9 20 (1.54%) MQSeries
10 17 (1.31%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 16 (1.23%) Oracle Workflow
12 13 (1.00%) Exchange Server 2010
13 12 (0.92%) Apache Solr
13 12 (0.92%) BizTalk Server
14 11 (0.85%) Apache Airflow
14 11 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2013
15 10 (0.77%) CMS
Applications
1 98 (7.54%) Microsoft Excel
2 25 (1.92%) Microsoft Office
3 14 (1.08%) Photoshop
4 10 (0.77%) Acrobat
5 4 (0.31%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (0.31%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.15%) Stata
7 1 (0.077%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.077%) Microsoft Project
7 1 (0.077%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 15 (1.15%) Dynamics CRM
2 14 (1.08%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 8 (0.62%) NetSuite
4 7 (0.54%) Elite 3E
5 4 (0.31%) Dynamics AX
5 4 (0.31%) thinkFolio
6 3 (0.23%) BusinessWorks
6 3 (0.23%) Markit EDM
6 3 (0.23%) Payment Gateway
6 3 (0.23%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
7 2 (0.15%) FLEXCUBE
7 2 (0.15%) Maximo
7 2 (0.15%) RMDS
7 2 (0.15%) Unit4 Business World
8 1 (0.077%) Endur
8 1 (0.077%) ION MarketView
8 1 (0.077%) Magento
8 1 (0.077%) Oracle BPM
8 1 (0.077%) Oracle EBS
8 1 (0.077%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 459 (35.33%) Azure
2 177 (13.63%) AWS
3 135 (10.39%) Power Platform
4 63 (4.85%) GCP
5 61 (4.70%) SaaS
6 53 (4.08%) Office 365
7 50 (3.85%) Azure Data Factory
8 42 (3.23%) Serverless
9 38 (2.93%) PaaS
10 34 (2.62%) AWS Lambda
10 34 (2.62%) GitHub
11 32 (2.46%) IaaS
12 31 (2.39%) Amazon ECS
13 21 (1.62%) Apigee
14 14 (1.08%) Dynamics 365
14 14 (1.08%) Logic Apps
15 9 (0.69%) OpenShift
16 8 (0.62%) Slack
17 7 (0.54%) Azure Stack
18 6 (0.46%) Azure Functions
Communications & Networking
1 51 (3.93%) DNS
2 47 (3.62%) SAN
3 32 (2.46%) DHCP
4 31 (2.39%) HTTP
5 17 (1.31%) Firewall
6 16 (1.23%) SSL
7 12 (0.92%) NetScaler
8 11 (0.85%) LAN
9 10 (0.77%) TCP/IP
10 9 (0.69%) WAN
11 8 (0.62%) VoIP
12 7 (0.54%) Internet
12 7 (0.54%) NAS
12 7 (0.54%) VPN
13 6 (0.46%) IPv4
13 6 (0.46%) Network Security
13 6 (0.46%) Skype
14 5 (0.38%) DKIM
14 5 (0.38%) iSCSI
14 5 (0.38%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 239 (18.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 186 (14.32%) Data Warehouse
3 171 (13.16%) MySQL
4 169 (13.01%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 158 (12.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 134 (10.32%) Power BI
7 114 (8.78%) Relational Database
8 105 (8.08%) PostgreSQL
9 93 (7.16%) MongoDB
10 90 (6.93%) SQL Server 2016
11 73 (5.62%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 65 (5.00%) Big Data
12 65 (5.00%) SQL Server 2012
13 63 (4.85%) NoSQL
14 62 (4.77%) Azure SQL Database
15 50 (3.85%) Redis
15 50 (3.85%) SQL Server 2014
16 46 (3.54%) SQL Server 2008
17 45 (3.46%) Oracle Database
18 44 (3.39%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 153 (11.78%) Git (software)
2 113 (8.70%) Team Foundation Server
3 109 (8.39%) Visual Studio
4 76 (5.85%) JIRA
5 63 (4.85%) Jenkins
5 63 (4.85%) TeamCity
6 57 (4.39%) Octopus Deploy
7 54 (4.16%) Subversion
8 44 (3.39%) GitLab
9 38 (2.93%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 37 (2.85%) Selenium
11 34 (2.62%) Visual Studio Team System
12 28 (2.16%) JUnit
13 24 (1.85%) Artifactory
13 24 (1.85%) MSBuild
14 19 (1.46%) Maven
15 16 (1.23%) Moq
15 16 (1.23%) SpecFlow
16 14 (1.08%) FitNesse
16 14 (1.08%) NUnit
General
1 406 (31.25%) Finance
2 184 (14.16%) Banking
3 132 (10.16%) Front Office
4 97 (7.47%) Public Sector
5 74 (5.70%) Investment Banking
6 46 (3.54%) Retail
7 36 (2.77%) Back Office
8 28 (2.16%) Law
9 24 (1.85%) Legal
10 12 (0.92%) Local Government
10 12 (0.92%) Manufacturing
11 11 (0.85%) Marketing
12 10 (0.77%) Financial Institution
13 8 (0.62%) Advertising
13 8 (0.62%) Publishing
14 7 (0.54%) Pharmaceutical
15 5 (0.38%) Games
15 5 (0.38%) Police
15 5 (0.38%) Telecoms
16 4 (0.31%) French Language
Job Titles
1 694 (53.43%) Developer
2 189 (14.55%) C# Developer
3 165 (12.70%) SQL Developer
4 156 (12.01%) .NET Developer
5 101 (7.78%) Architect
6 90 (6.93%) Java Developer
7 84 (6.47%) Analyst
8 66 (5.08%) Data Engineer
9 65 (5.00%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 57 (4.39%) DBA
11 52 (4.00%) Senior Developer
12 48 (3.70%) C# .NET Developer
12 48 (3.70%) SQL Server Developer
13 45 (3.46%) Azure Engineer
14 43 (3.31%) Full Stack Developer
15 42 (3.23%) Angular Developer
16 39 (3.00%) SQL DBA
16 39 (3.00%) SSIS Developer
17 38 (2.93%) Electronic Trading Developer
18 36 (2.77%) Azure Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 424 (32.64%) .NET
2 173 (13.32%) AngularJS
3 172 (13.24%) Web Services
4 162 (12.47%) ASP.NET
5 121 (9.31%) .NET Core
5 121 (9.31%) REST
6 115 (8.85%) HTML
7 106 (8.16%) React
7 106 (8.16%) XML
8 89 (6.85%) .NET Framework
9 84 (6.47%) CSS
9 84 (6.47%) WPF
10 68 (5.23%) JSON
11 61 (4.70%) HTML5
12 51 (3.93%) RabbitMQ
13 48 (3.70%) ASP.NET MVC
13 48 (3.70%) SOAP
14 47 (3.62%) WCF
15 46 (3.54%) ASP.NET Web API
16 40 (3.08%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 110 (8.47%) Analytical Skills
2 90 (6.93%) Fixed Income
3 76 (5.85%) Greenfield Project
4 50 (3.85%) Hedge funds
5 42 (3.23%) Data Structures
6 41 (3.16%) Algorithms
6 41 (3.16%) User Experience
7 33 (2.54%) Derivative
8 32 (2.46%) Management Information System
9 25 (1.92%) Data Centre
10 19 (1.46%) Enterprise Software
11 17 (1.31%) Reinsurance
11 17 (1.31%) Replication
11 17 (1.31%) Self-Motivation
12 16 (1.23%) NHS
13 15 (1.15%) Cloud Native
13 15 (1.15%) Credit Risk
14 14 (1.08%) Clustering
14 14 (1.08%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 11 (0.85%) SCORM
Operating Systems
1 255 (19.63%) Windows
2 119 (9.16%) Linux
3 110 (8.47%) Windows Server
4 53 (4.08%) Windows Server 2012
5 52 (4.00%) Unix
6 48 (3.70%) Windows Server 2016
7 42 (3.23%) Windows Server 2008
8 22 (1.69%) Windows 10
9 21 (1.62%) Android
10 14 (1.08%) Apple iOS
11 11 (0.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 11 (0.85%) Windows Server 2019
12 8 (0.62%) AIX
12 8 (0.62%) VMS
13 7 (0.54%) Mac OS X
14 4 (0.31%) Windows 7
14 4 (0.31%) Windows Server 2003
15 3 (0.23%) Solaris
15 3 (0.23%) Windows XP
16 2 (0.15%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 398 (30.64%) Agile Software Development
2 254 (19.55%) Business Intelligence
3 253 (19.48%) DevOps
4 197 (15.17%) Microservices
5 153 (11.78%) ETL
6 147 (11.32%) Scrum
7 131 (10.08%) Migration
8 121 (9.31%) TDD
9 119 (9.16%) Analytics
9 119 (9.16%) Data Modelling
9 119 (9.16%) Test Automation
10 110 (8.47%) Software Engineering
11 101 (7.78%) SDLC
12 97 (7.47%) OO
13 94 (7.24%) Unit Testing
14 90 (6.93%) Problem-Solving
15 87 (6.70%) MVC
16 78 (6.00%) Asset Management
17 73 (5.62%) Data Migration
18 68 (5.23%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 716 (55.12%) SQL
2 520 (40.03%) C#
3 254 (19.55%) Java
4 250 (19.25%) T-SQL
5 232 (17.86%) JavaScript
6 176 (13.55%) Python
7 147 (11.32%) PowerShell
8 50 (3.85%) PL/SQL
9 48 (3.70%) TypeScript
10 43 (3.31%) VB
11 37 (2.85%) VBA
12 36 (2.77%) F#
13 34 (2.62%) VB.NET
14 31 (2.39%) C++
14 31 (2.39%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
15 30 (2.31%) Perl
16 25 (1.92%) Ruby
17 24 (1.85%) Bash Shell
18 21 (1.62%) Java 8
18 21 (1.62%) PHP
Qualifications
1 121 (9.31%) Security Cleared
2 101 (7.78%) SC Cleared
3 79 (6.08%) Degree
4 40 (3.08%) Computer Science Degree
5 26 (2.00%) Microsoft Certification
6 17 (1.31%) DV Cleared
7 12 (0.92%) Master's Degree
8 10 (0.77%) ITIL Certification
8 10 (0.77%) MCSA
9 9 (0.69%) Sun Certification
10 7 (0.54%) CISSP
10 7 (0.54%) Citrix Certification
10 7 (0.54%) ISTQB
11 6 (0.46%) MCSE
12 5 (0.38%) Numerate Degree
13 4 (0.31%) CTC Cleared
13 4 (0.31%) ISEB
13 4 (0.31%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 3 (0.23%) Cisco Certification
14 3 (0.23%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 63 (4.85%) QA
2 33 (2.54%) GDPR
3 21 (1.62%) Solvency II
4 17 (1.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 17 (1.31%) SLA
5 16 (1.23%) Cyber Essentials
5 16 (1.23%) Data Quality
6 14 (1.08%) HIPAA
7 13 (1.00%) IFRS
8 11 (0.85%) WCAG
9 10 (0.77%) MiFID
10 7 (0.54%) Government Security Classifications
11 6 (0.46%) NCSC
12 3 (0.23%) HMG Security Policy Framework
13 2 (0.15%) EMIR
13 2 (0.15%) HL7
13 2 (0.15%) SNOMED CT
14 1 (0.077%) COBIT
14 1 (0.077%) Dodd-Frank
14 1 (0.077%) GxP
System Software
1 109 (8.39%) Docker
2 108 (8.31%) Active Directory
3 29 (2.23%) VMware Infrastructure
4 28 (2.16%) Hyper-V
5 21 (1.62%) Virtual Machines
6 15 (1.15%) XenApp
7 12 (0.92%) VMware ESXi
8 9 (0.69%) Oracle RAC
8 9 (0.69%) XenDesktop
9 6 (0.46%) Citrix Hypervisor
9 6 (0.46%) Microsoft App-V
9 6 (0.46%) Terminal Services
9 6 (0.46%) vSphere
10 4 (0.31%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
11 3 (0.23%) NFS
12 2 (0.15%) DFS Replication
12 2 (0.15%) Samba
12 2 (0.15%) Virtual Desktop
12 2 (0.15%) Virtual Servers
12 2 (0.15%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 120 (9.24%) Kubernetes
2 32 (2.46%) Ansible
3 31 (2.39%) SCCM
4 27 (2.08%) Puppet
5 26 (2.00%) Opscode Chef
6 18 (1.39%) Terraform
7 11 (0.85%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 11 (0.85%) Nagios
8 10 (0.77%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 10 (0.77%) Single Sign-On
9 9 (0.69%) SCOM
10 8 (0.62%) Norton AntiVirus
10 8 (0.62%) WSUS
11 7 (0.54%) Grafana
12 6 (0.46%) AirWatch
12 6 (0.46%) Data Guard
13 5 (0.38%) CFEngine
13 5 (0.38%) HP SiteScope
13 5 (0.38%) Microsoft Clustering
14 4 (0.31%) Kibana
Vendors
1 395 (30.41%) Microsoft
2 285 (21.94%) Oracle
3 75 (5.77%) Sybase
4 55 (4.23%) VMware
5 54 (4.16%) Google
5 54 (4.16%) Tableau
6 34 (2.62%) Red Hat
7 33 (2.54%) Cisco
7 33 (2.54%) HP
8 30 (2.31%) SAP
9 29 (2.23%) Splunk
10 28 (2.16%) Citrix
11 25 (1.92%) ION Trading
11 25 (1.92%) Salesforce.com
12 24 (1.85%) IBM
13 23 (1.77%) DevExpress
14 22 (1.69%) MuleSoft
15 21 (1.62%) Databricks
16 20 (1.54%) Axway
17 15 (1.15%) RedGate