Period
to 17 January 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 17 January 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
17 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 26 23 17
Rank change year-on-year -3 -6 -2
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 3,136 2,918 3,585
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 6.75% 6.94% 8.25%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 28.47% 29.01% 34.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,483 2,164 2,673
London median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £325 £313 £300
90th Percentile £638 £600 £600
England median daily rate £425 £396 £380
% change year-on-year +7.46% +4.08% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 15 25
London median hourly rate £25.50 £25.00 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.00% -26.47% +23.64%
10th Percentile £18.28 £15.25 £16.46
90th Percentile £82.38 £65.00 £43.00
England median hourly rate £35.66 £30.50 £26.50
% change year-on-year +16.90% +15.09% -

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 11,014 10,059 10,473
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 23.70% 23.91% 24.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,281 7,141 7,505
London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £350 £325 £311
90th Percentile £650 £638 £632
England median daily rate £470 £428 £425
% change year-on-year +9.94% +0.59% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 46 63
London median hourly rate £26.78 £32.50 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.62% -4.41% +23.64%
10th Percentile £17.30 £15.25 £16.00
90th Percentile £58.75 £65.00 £100.00
England median hourly rate £31.31 £27.75 £30.50
% change year-on-year +12.83% -9.02% +6.31%

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 17 January 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 17 January 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 17 January 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 +2 791 £475 +11.76% 240
West London -23 82 £388 -3.13% 115
South London -15 79 £365 -4.58% 24
East London -13 40 £475 +11.76% 33
North London -11 3 - - 26
SQL Server
England

For the 6 months to 17 January 2018, IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the London region with a requirement for SQL Server.

1 1,760 (56.12%) SQL
2 1,382 (44.07%) C#
3 1,351 (43.08%) .NET
4 995 (31.73%) Agile Software Development
5 928 (29.59%) Finance
6 923 (29.43%) Microsoft
7 642 (20.47%) JavaScript
8 600 (19.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 580 (18.49%) Business Intelligence
10 579 (18.46%) Oracle
11 565 (18.02%) T-SQL
12 559 (17.83%) Banking
13 543 (17.32%) MVC
14 535 (17.06%) Windows
15 521 (16.61%) ASP.NET
16 500 (15.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 488 (15.56%) HTML
17 488 (15.56%) Java
18 475 (15.15%) TDD
19 471 (15.02%) AngularJS
20 458 (14.60%) Microsoft Azure
21 408 (13.01%) ETL
22 407 (12.98%) Data Warehouse
23 360 (11.48%) WCF
24 351 (11.19%) .NET Framework
25 332 (10.59%) Front Office
26 331 (10.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
27 318 (10.14%) CSS
27 318 (10.14%) ASP.NET MVC
28 312 (9.95%) Web Services

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
1 157 (5.01%) IIS
2 94 (3.00%) SharePoint
3 82 (2.61%) Elasticsearch
4 66 (2.10%) Confluence
5 61 (1.95%) Apache
5 61 (1.95%) CMS
6 52 (1.66%) Tomcat
7 47 (1.50%) BizTalk Server
8 45 (1.43%) Apache Spark
9 42 (1.34%) MS Exchange
10 38 (1.21%) JBoss
11 25 (0.80%) Umbraco
11 25 (0.80%) WebSphere
12 24 (0.77%) OpenStack
13 23 (0.73%) Skype for Business
14 22 (0.70%) WebLogic
15 15 (0.48%) nginx
15 15 (0.48%) Sitecore CMS
16 14 (0.45%) EPiServer
17 12 (0.38%) SAS
Applications
1 239 (7.62%) Microsoft Excel
2 55 (1.75%) Microsoft Office
3 34 (1.08%) MS Visio
4 26 (0.83%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 12 (0.38%) Spreadsheet
6 8 (0.26%) Microsoft Project
7 5 (0.16%) SPSS
8 3 (0.096%) Photoshop
8 3 (0.096%) SmartSuite
9 1 (0.032%) Chatbot
9 1 (0.032%) HipChat
9 1 (0.032%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 63 (2.01%) Dynamics CRM
2 32 (1.02%) Markit EDM
3 23 (0.73%) RMDS
4 22 (0.70%) ION MarketView
5 19 (0.61%) Dynamics AX
6 17 (0.54%) Unit4 Business World
7 11 (0.35%) SimCorp Dimension
8 10 (0.32%) Dynamics NAV
8 10 (0.32%) Endur
9 9 (0.29%) thinkFolio
10 8 (0.26%) Adobe Campaign
11 7 (0.22%) Eagle PACE
11 7 (0.22%) SunGard GMI
11 7 (0.22%) Temenos T24
12 4 (0.13%) Payment Gateway
13 3 (0.096%) Hyperion Planning
13 3 (0.096%) Infor M3
13 3 (0.096%) MetaTrader
13 3 (0.096%) Oracle Cash Management
13 3 (0.096%) PeopleSoft HCM
Cloud Services
1 458 (14.60%) Microsoft Azure
2 259 (8.26%) Amazon AWS
3 49 (1.56%) Office 365
4 40 (1.28%) GitHub
5 34 (1.08%) Amazon EC2
6 27 (0.86%) SaaS
7 26 (0.83%) Dynamics 365
8 23 (0.73%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 21 (0.67%) Amazon ELB
10 20 (0.64%) npm
10 20 (0.64%) Route 53
11 19 (0.61%) IaaS
11 19 (0.61%) PaaS
12 15 (0.48%) Yarn
13 13 (0.41%) Amazon S3
14 12 (0.38%) Amazon EMR
14 12 (0.38%) Azure Data Factory
15 10 (0.32%) Cloud Computing
16 9 (0.29%) Serverless
17 8 (0.26%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 95 (3.03%) Firewall
2 68 (2.17%) TCP/IP
3 59 (1.88%) DNS
4 45 (1.43%) SAN
5 38 (1.21%) HTTP
6 29 (0.92%) DHCP
7 28 (0.89%) VPN
8 22 (0.70%) Internet
8 22 (0.70%) WAN
9 20 (0.64%) LAN
10 16 (0.51%) SSL
11 15 (0.48%) Skype
12 14 (0.45%) BIG-IP
13 13 (0.41%) LDAP
14 11 (0.35%) NAS
15 10 (0.32%) Intranet
15 10 (0.32%) VoIP
16 9 (0.29%) FTP
17 8 (0.26%) Kerberos
18 7 (0.22%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 600 (19.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 500 (15.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 407 (12.98%) Data Warehouse
4 331 (10.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 305 (9.73%) SQL Server 2008
6 292 (9.31%) SQL Server 2012
7 272 (8.67%) Relational Database
8 251 (8.00%) SQL Server 2016
9 206 (6.57%) Power BI
10 191 (6.09%) NoSQL
11 178 (5.68%) MySQL
12 174 (5.55%) SQL Server 2014
13 133 (4.24%) MongoDB
14 126 (4.02%) RDBMS
15 108 (3.44%) Oracle Database
16 103 (3.28%) PostgreSQL
17 94 (3.00%) Big Data
18 92 (2.93%) OLAP
19 83 (2.65%) Hadoop
20 77 (2.46%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 287 (9.15%) Git (software)
2 213 (6.79%) Team Foundation Server
3 205 (6.54%) Visual Studio
4 204 (6.51%) TeamCity
5 144 (4.59%) JIRA
6 129 (4.11%) NUnit
7 120 (3.83%) Subversion
8 119 (3.79%) Octopus Deploy
9 114 (3.64%) Jenkins
10 65 (2.07%) Selenium
11 58 (1.85%) MSTest
12 54 (1.72%) Maven
13 53 (1.69%) Moq
14 44 (1.40%) SpecFlow
15 42 (1.34%) JUnit
16 41 (1.31%) Visual Studio Team System
17 34 (1.08%) Atlassian Bamboo
18 30 (0.96%) Sonatype Nexus
19 29 (0.92%) Artifactory
19 29 (0.92%) NuGet
General
1 928 (29.59%) Finance
2 559 (17.83%) Banking
3 332 (10.59%) Front Office
4 222 (7.08%) Investment Banking
5 84 (2.68%) Back Office
6 76 (2.42%) Retail
7 68 (2.17%) Legal
8 60 (1.91%) Marketing
9 57 (1.82%) Law
10 39 (1.24%) Financial Institution
11 32 (1.02%) Games
12 30 (0.96%) Telecoms
13 24 (0.77%) Advertising
14 19 (0.61%) Retail Banking
15 16 (0.51%) Manufacturing
15 16 (0.51%) Publishing
16 9 (0.29%) Electronics
16 9 (0.29%) Private Banking
17 8 (0.26%) French Language
17 8 (0.26%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 1,992 (63.52%) Developer
2 741 (23.63%) C# Developer
3 537 (17.12%) .NET Developer
4 470 (14.99%) SQL Developer
5 313 (9.98%) C# .NET Developer
6 285 (9.09%) Analyst
7 250 (7.97%) Senior Developer
8 200 (6.38%) Full Stack Developer
9 198 (6.31%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 179 (5.71%) Java Developer
11 149 (4.75%) Architect
12 146 (4.66%) DBA
13 141 (4.50%) SQL Server Developer
14 129 (4.11%) WPF Developer
15 122 (3.89%) ASP.NET Developer
16 116 (3.70%) SQL DBA
17 110 (3.51%) C# ASP.NET Developer
18 109 (3.48%) Consultant
19 108 (3.44%) SSIS Developer
20 107 (3.41%) C# WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,351 (43.08%) .NET
2 521 (16.61%) ASP.NET
3 488 (15.56%) HTML
4 471 (15.02%) AngularJS
5 360 (11.48%) WCF
6 351 (11.19%) .NET Framework
7 318 (10.14%) ASP.NET MVC
7 318 (10.14%) CSS
8 312 (9.95%) Web Services
9 274 (8.74%) ASP.NET Web API
10 264 (8.42%) WPF
11 231 (7.37%) HTML5
12 230 (7.33%) XML
13 225 (7.17%) Entity Framework
14 202 (6.44%) jQuery
15 200 (6.38%) REST
16 195 (6.22%) JSON
17 172 (5.48%) Node.js
18 145 (4.62%) RESTful
19 123 (3.92%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 300 (9.57%) Analytical Skills
2 185 (5.90%) Fixed Income
2 185 (5.90%) Greenfield Project
3 143 (4.56%) Computer Science
4 116 (3.70%) Derivative
5 113 (3.60%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 98 (3.13%) Fintech
7 85 (2.71%) Enterprise Software
8 76 (2.42%) Hedge funds
9 69 (2.20%) Algorithms
10 68 (2.17%) Data Structures
11 62 (1.98%) Equities
12 56 (1.79%) Replication
13 53 (1.69%) Clustering
14 49 (1.56%) Management Information System
15 47 (1.50%) Credit Risk
16 43 (1.37%) Data Centre
16 43 (1.37%) Market Risk
17 39 (1.24%) User Experience
18 32 (1.02%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 535 (17.06%) Windows
2 246 (7.84%) Linux
3 213 (6.79%) Windows Server
4 163 (5.20%) Unix
5 104 (3.32%) Windows Server 2012
6 66 (2.10%) Windows Server 2008
7 45 (1.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 33 (1.05%) Windows Server 2003
9 26 (0.83%) Apple iOS
10 23 (0.73%) Solaris
11 20 (0.64%) Windows 7
12 18 (0.57%) Android
13 16 (0.51%) Ubuntu
13 16 (0.51%) Windows 10
14 13 (0.41%) AIX
15 12 (0.38%) Windows XP
16 10 (0.32%) Windows 8
17 6 (0.19%) Nucleus RTOS
18 5 (0.16%) CentOS
19 3 (0.096%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 995 (31.73%) Agile Software Development
2 580 (18.49%) Business Intelligence
3 543 (17.32%) MVC
4 475 (15.15%) TDD
5 408 (13.01%) ETL
6 254 (8.10%) Data Modelling
7 252 (8.04%) Continuous Integration
8 248 (7.91%) Scrum
9 235 (7.49%) DevOps
10 228 (7.27%) OO
11 227 (7.24%) Unit Testing
12 222 (7.08%) Migration
13 219 (6.98%) Analytics
14 212 (6.76%) SDLC
15 194 (6.19%) Test Automation
16 186 (5.93%) Web Development
17 168 (5.36%) Asset Management
18 161 (5.13%) BDD
19 142 (4.53%) Data Analysis
20 134 (4.27%) MVVM
Programming Languages
1 1,760 (56.12%) SQL
2 1,382 (44.07%) C#
3 642 (20.47%) JavaScript
4 565 (18.02%) T-SQL
5 488 (15.56%) Java
6 273 (8.71%) Python
7 194 (6.19%) PowerShell
8 179 (5.71%) VBA
9 102 (3.25%) TypeScript
10 97 (3.09%) C++
11 88 (2.81%) VB.NET
12 71 (2.26%) VB
13 68 (2.17%) PL/SQL
14 61 (1.95%) Perl
15 50 (1.59%) Bash Shell
15 50 (1.59%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
16 45 (1.43%) R
17 40 (1.28%) PHP
18 38 (1.21%) C
18 38 (1.21%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 215 (6.86%) Degree
2 160 (5.10%) Security Cleared
3 90 (2.87%) SC Cleared
4 64 (2.04%) Computer Science Degree
5 43 (1.37%) Microsoft Certification
6 25 (0.80%) DV Cleared
7 16 (0.51%) MCP
8 14 (0.45%) CTC Cleared
9 13 (0.41%) Master's Degree
9 13 (0.41%) MCSE
10 11 (0.35%) ISEB
11 9 (0.29%) MCITP
12 8 (0.26%) ISTQB
12 8 (0.26%) ITIL Certification
12 8 (0.26%) MCSA
12 8 (0.26%) Numerate Degree
13 7 (0.22%) MCTS
14 6 (0.19%) Cisco Certification
15 5 (0.16%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 5 (0.16%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 142 (4.53%) QA
2 56 (1.79%) Data Quality
3 54 (1.72%) MiFID
4 24 (0.77%) SLA
5 12 (0.38%) SEPA
6 9 (0.29%) Disclosure Scotland
6 9 (0.29%) GDPR
6 9 (0.29%) WCAG
7 8 (0.26%) Solvency II
8 7 (0.22%) EMIR
8 7 (0.22%) HL7
8 7 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 6 (0.19%) PMO
10 5 (0.16%) UCITS
11 3 (0.096%) GAAP
11 3 (0.096%) GCP
12 2 (0.064%) Basel II
12 2 (0.064%) CRD IV
12 2 (0.064%) Dodd-Frank
12 2 (0.064%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 176 (5.61%) Active Directory
2 113 (3.60%) Docker
3 47 (1.50%) VMware Infrastructure
4 34 (1.08%) Hyper-V
5 23 (0.73%) vSphere
6 17 (0.54%) XenApp
7 16 (0.51%) VMware ESXi
8 14 (0.45%) Virtual Machines
9 13 (0.41%) Apache Flume
10 8 (0.26%) HDFS
11 7 (0.22%) Oracle RAC
12 6 (0.19%) XenDesktop
13 5 (0.16%) Microsoft App-V
13 5 (0.16%) Virtual Servers
14 4 (0.13%) Gluster
15 3 (0.096%) Cronacle
15 3 (0.096%) Terminal Services
15 3 (0.096%) Virtual Desktop
16 2 (0.064%) Squid
16 2 (0.064%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 87 (2.77%) Ansible
2 71 (2.26%) Puppet
3 43 (1.37%) Opscode Chef
4 35 (1.12%) SCCM
5 31 (0.99%) Terraform
6 23 (0.73%) WSUS
7 19 (0.61%) Nagios
7 19 (0.61%) SCOM
8 17 (0.54%) Kubernetes
9 14 (0.45%) ITRS Geneos
9 14 (0.45%) NetBackup
10 13 (0.41%) BladeLogic
10 13 (0.41%) Rancher
11 11 (0.35%) Control-M
11 11 (0.35%) Netcool
11 11 (0.35%) OpenView Configuration Management
12 8 (0.26%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 7 (0.22%) Data Guard
13 7 (0.22%) Icinga
13 7 (0.22%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 923 (29.43%) Microsoft
2 579 (18.46%) Oracle
3 126 (4.02%) Tableau
4 95 (3.03%) VMware
5 86 (2.74%) IBM
6 74 (2.36%) Sybase
7 62 (1.98%) Citrix
8 56 (1.79%) TIBCO
9 49 (1.56%) Atlassian
10 47 (1.50%) HP
11 46 (1.47%) SAP
12 43 (1.37%) Apigee
13 40 (1.28%) Bloomberg
14 39 (1.24%) Informatica
15 38 (1.21%) Red Hat
16 37 (1.18%) Reuters
17 33 (1.05%) Cisco
18 32 (1.02%) ION Trading
18 32 (1.02%) Sitecore
19 30 (0.96%) Splunk