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 24 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
24 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 45 58 29
Rank change year-on-year +13 -29 +6
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 1,956 1,094 1,385
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 5.06% 4.51% 6.97%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 24.39% 19.17% 28.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,527 797 1,017
10th Percentile £381 £350 £354
25th Percentile £463 £420 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £575 £525 £500
Median % change year-on-year +9.52% +5.00% -
75th Percentile £698 £638 £600
90th Percentile £775 £713 £717
England median daily rate £525 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +10.53% +5.56% +1.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 7 5
10th Percentile £22.20 - £16.30
25th Percentile £25.50 - £18.25
Median hourly rate £45.00 £8.00 £21.50
Median % change year-on-year +462.50% -62.79% +4.88%
75th Percentile £50.00 £38.71 £37.50
90th Percentile £65.51 £56.15 £38.25
England median hourly rate £52.56 £25.57 £24.70
% change year-on-year +105.53% +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 8,019 5,708 4,888
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 20.76% 23.51% 24.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,916 4,026 3,564
10th Percentile £406 £375 £363
25th Percentile £488 £450 £425
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £578 £525 £525
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% - -
75th Percentile £700 £638 £625
90th Percentile £788 £713 £703
England median daily rate £550 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 37 28
10th Percentile £26.25 £11.60 £15.81
25th Percentile £27.71 £20.00 £19.55
Median hourly rate £51.50 £29.63 £25.00
Median % change year-on-year +73.84% +18.50% +2.04%
75th Percentile £70.63 £57.63 £34.69
90th Percentile £75.51 £65.60 £47.83
England median hourly rate £43.42 £24.25 £24.71
% change year-on-year +79.03% -1.86% -17.63%

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 24 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 24 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 24 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 +2 210 £575 +9.52% 133
South London -11 17 £588 +30.56% 17
East London +4 16 £400 -13.98% 27
West London -1 16 £437 -16.76% 25
North London - 4 £338 - 4
SQL Server
England

For the 6 months to 24 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 1,117 (57.11%) SQL
2 773 (39.52%) Azure
3 725 (37.07%) C#
4 631 (32.26%) .NET
5 603 (30.83%) Agile
6 591 (30.21%) Finance
7 564 (28.83%) Microsoft
8 499 (25.51%) Oracle
9 478 (24.44%) DevOps
10 398 (20.35%) Social Skills
11 363 (18.56%) Windows
11 363 (18.56%) Business Intelligence
12 362 (18.51%) Banking
13 342 (17.48%) Java
14 324 (16.56%) JavaScript
15 323 (16.51%) Python
16 318 (16.26%) CI/CD
17 309 (15.80%) T-SQL
18 290 (14.83%) Problem-Solving
19 288 (14.72%) Data Warehouse
20 286 (14.62%) Linux
21 268 (13.70%) Power Platform
22 262 (13.39%) ETL
23 251 (12.83%) PowerShell
24 246 (12.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
25 244 (12.47%) Power BI
26 243 (12.42%) Analytical Skills
27 237 (12.12%) HTML
28 235 (12.01%) Scrum
29 231 (11.81%) Git (software)

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 97 (4.96%) SharePoint
2 79 (4.04%) IIS
3 69 (3.53%) Confluence
4 61 (3.12%) Apache Spark
5 32 (1.64%) Oracle Workflow
6 31 (1.58%) Apache
7 30 (1.53%) Elasticsearch
8 28 (1.43%) JBoss
9 20 (1.02%) BizTalk Server
10 19 (0.97%) Mule
10 19 (0.97%) Red Hat Fuse
11 18 (0.92%) CMS
11 18 (0.92%) SAS
12 16 (0.82%) Apache Airflow
12 16 (0.82%) MS Exchange
13 14 (0.72%) Tomcat
13 14 (0.72%) WebSphere
14 12 (0.61%) nginx
15 10 (0.51%) Oracle Coherence
16 9 (0.46%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 97 (4.96%) Microsoft Excel
2 31 (1.58%) Microsoft Office
3 13 (0.66%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 11 (0.56%) Microsoft Project
5 4 (0.20%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.15%) SPSS
7 2 (0.10%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.051%) Adobe XD
8 1 (0.051%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.051%) Pro/ENGINEER
8 1 (0.051%) PTC Creo
8 1 (0.051%) Siemens NX
8 1 (0.051%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 29 (1.48%) Dynamics CRM
2 16 (0.82%) BusinessWorks
2 16 (0.82%) RMDS
3 15 (0.77%) HiPortfolio
4 10 (0.51%) Misys Midas
5 9 (0.46%) Markit EDM
6 8 (0.41%) PeopleSoft HRMS
6 8 (0.41%) thinkFolio
7 7 (0.36%) Endur
7 7 (0.36%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 6 (0.31%) Oracle Utilities
9 5 (0.26%) MoSes
10 4 (0.20%) Cognos Business Intelligence
10 4 (0.20%) Dynamics AX
10 4 (0.20%) Dynamics GP
11 3 (0.15%) Dynamics NAV
11 3 (0.15%) Eikon
11 3 (0.15%) Unit4 Business World
12 2 (0.10%) Bloomberg AIM
12 2 (0.10%) Oracle Cash Management
Cloud Services
1 773 (39.52%) Azure
2 268 (13.70%) Power Platform
3 202 (10.33%) AWS
4 118 (6.03%) Azure Data Factory
5 108 (5.52%) Microsoft 365
6 86 (4.40%) PaaS
7 72 (3.68%) GitHub
8 64 (3.27%) Serverless
9 60 (3.07%) PowerApps
10 57 (2.91%) GCP
11 53 (2.71%) Azure Cosmos DB
12 50 (2.56%) Azure Active Directory
13 49 (2.51%) SaaS
14 48 (2.45%) Azure Logic Apps
14 48 (2.45%) IaaS
15 47 (2.40%) Azure Service Bus
16 45 (2.30%) Azure Key Vault
17 43 (2.20%) Azure Functions
18 41 (2.10%) Amazon S3
18 41 (2.10%) Azure Storage
Communications & Networking
1 50 (2.56%) DNS
2 37 (1.89%) Firewall
3 36 (1.84%) TCP/IP
4 28 (1.43%) FTP
5 27 (1.38%) HTTP
6 26 (1.33%) FIX Connectivity
7 23 (1.18%) SAN
8 18 (0.92%) WAN
9 17 (0.87%) Kerberos
10 16 (0.82%) LAN
10 16 (0.82%) VPN
11 15 (0.77%) Multicast
12 14 (0.72%) DHCP
12 14 (0.72%) SMTP
13 13 (0.66%) SSH
14 12 (0.61%) Network Security
15 11 (0.56%) Internet
15 11 (0.56%) SSL
16 7 (0.36%) Wireless
17 5 (0.26%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 288 (14.72%) Data Warehouse
2 246 (12.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 244 (12.47%) Power BI
4 166 (8.49%) PostgreSQL
5 162 (8.28%) Relational Database
6 135 (6.90%) MySQL
7 133 (6.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 117 (5.98%) Data Lake
9 114 (5.83%) Azure SQL Database
10 110 (5.62%) MongoDB
11 108 (5.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 107 (5.47%) NoSQL
13 78 (3.99%) Tableau
14 69 (3.53%) Oracle Database
15 59 (3.02%) RDBMS
16 57 (2.91%) Big Data
17 43 (2.20%) Microsoft Analysis Services
18 42 (2.15%) Metadata
19 41 (2.10%) DB2
20 39 (1.99%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 231 (11.81%) Git (software)
2 160 (8.18%) Jenkins
3 158 (8.08%) JIRA
4 142 (7.26%) Visual Studio
5 72 (3.68%) TeamCity
6 67 (3.43%) Team Foundation Server
7 65 (3.32%) Maven
8 55 (2.81%) Subversion
9 51 (2.61%) Grunt
10 50 (2.56%) JUnit
11 49 (2.51%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 47 (2.40%) Bitbucket
13 40 (2.04%) GitLab
14 26 (1.33%) gulp
14 26 (1.33%) Selenium
15 23 (1.18%) Octopus Deploy
15 23 (1.18%) SonarQube
16 22 (1.12%) Eclipse
17 21 (1.07%) Artifactory
18 19 (0.97%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 591 (30.21%) Finance
2 398 (20.35%) Social Skills
3 362 (18.51%) Banking
4 243 (12.42%) Analytical Skills
5 197 (10.07%) Front Office
6 147 (7.52%) Investment Banking
7 49 (2.51%) Public Sector
8 48 (2.45%) Legal
9 30 (1.53%) Presentation Skills
10 23 (1.18%) Organisational Skills
11 22 (1.12%) Marketing
12 21 (1.07%) Documentation Skills
13 20 (1.02%) Back Office
14 19 (0.97%) Retail
15 18 (0.92%) Manufacturing
16 17 (0.87%) Law
17 16 (0.82%) Financial Institution
17 16 (0.82%) Publishing
18 13 (0.66%) Inclusion and Diversity
19 11 (0.56%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 1,013 (51.79%) Developer
2 274 (14.01%) C# Developer
3 249 (12.73%) .NET Developer
4 200 (10.22%) Analyst
5 150 (7.67%) SQL Developer
6 143 (7.31%) Java Developer
7 127 (6.49%) Data Engineer
8 125 (6.39%) C# .NET Developer
9 111 (5.67%) Full Stack Developer
10 108 (5.52%) Architect
11 104 (5.32%) Senior Developer
12 93 (4.75%) DBA
13 85 (4.35%) Front Office Developer
14 80 (4.09%) Data Analyst
15 77 (3.94%) Business Intelligence Developer
16 74 (3.78%) Azure Engineer
17 70 (3.58%) SQL DBA
18 69 (3.53%) Azure Developer
19 68 (3.48%) DevOps Engineer
20 67 (3.43%) React Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 631 (32.26%) .NET
2 237 (12.12%) HTML
3 216 (11.04%) .NET Framework
4 205 (10.48%) AngularJS
5 204 (10.43%) ASP.NET
6 199 (10.17%) CSS
7 187 (9.56%) REST
8 186 (9.51%) React
9 143 (7.31%) .NET Core
10 135 (6.90%) Web Services
11 124 (6.34%) Spring
12 100 (5.11%) HTML5
13 88 (4.50%) JSON
14 87 (4.45%) Node.js
15 85 (4.35%) RESTful
16 83 (4.24%) Entity Framework
17 82 (4.19%) ASP.NET Web API
18 81 (4.14%) XML
19 80 (4.09%) Kafka
20 78 (3.99%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 66 (3.37%) Algorithms
1 66 (3.37%) Derivative
1 66 (3.37%) Fixed Income
2 57 (2.91%) User Experience
3 56 (2.86%) Self-Motivation
4 49 (2.51%) Clustering
5 46 (2.35%) Data Structures
6 45 (2.30%) Management Information System
7 43 (2.20%) Replication
8 42 (2.15%) Greenfield Project
9 39 (1.99%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 32 (1.64%) Hedge funds
11 31 (1.58%) Data Centre
12 28 (1.43%) Cloud Native
13 26 (1.33%) Enterprise Software
14 24 (1.23%) Credit Risk
15 23 (1.18%) Reinsurance
16 22 (1.12%) Market Risk
17 20 (1.02%) Data Protection Act
17 20 (1.02%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 363 (18.56%) Windows
2 286 (14.62%) Linux
3 146 (7.46%) Unix
4 135 (6.90%) Windows Server
5 43 (2.20%) Windows Server 2012
6 31 (1.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 28 (1.43%) Windows Server 2008
8 24 (1.23%) Windows Server 2016
9 19 (0.97%) Windows Server 2019
10 13 (0.66%) Windows 10
11 12 (0.61%) VMS
12 9 (0.46%) zOS
13 8 (0.41%) Solaris
14 6 (0.31%) Apple iOS
15 4 (0.20%) Windows 7
16 3 (0.15%) Android
16 3 (0.15%) Ubuntu
17 2 (0.10%) AIX
17 2 (0.10%) CentOS
17 2 (0.10%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 603 (30.83%) Agile
2 478 (24.44%) DevOps
3 363 (18.56%) Business Intelligence
4 318 (16.26%) CI/CD
5 290 (14.83%) Problem-Solving
6 262 (13.39%) ETL
7 235 (12.01%) Scrum
8 217 (11.09%) Data Modelling
9 199 (10.17%) Full Stack Development
10 193 (9.87%) Migration
11 170 (8.69%) Test Automation
12 167 (8.54%) TDD
13 161 (8.23%) Analytics
14 155 (7.92%) OO
15 153 (7.82%) Microservices
16 148 (7.57%) Data Analysis
17 142 (7.26%) Software Engineering
18 123 (6.29%) Multithreading
19 115 (5.88%) MVC
20 112 (5.73%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 1,117 (57.11%) SQL
2 725 (37.07%) C#
3 342 (17.48%) Java
4 324 (16.56%) JavaScript
5 323 (16.51%) Python
6 309 (15.80%) T-SQL
7 251 (12.83%) PowerShell
8 107 (5.47%) PL/SQL
9 101 (5.16%) TypeScript
10 75 (3.83%) VBA
11 54 (2.76%) VB.NET
12 51 (2.61%) VB
13 49 (2.51%) Bash
14 47 (2.40%) C++
15 43 (2.20%) Shell Script
16 40 (2.04%) C
17 27 (1.38%) Scala
18 26 (1.33%) Perl
19 25 (1.28%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
20 19 (0.97%) R
Qualifications
1 117 (5.98%) Security Cleared
2 90 (4.60%) SC Cleared
3 77 (3.94%) Degree
4 30 (1.53%) Computer Science Degree
5 22 (1.12%) DV Cleared
6 16 (0.82%) Microsoft Certification
7 12 (0.61%) Numerate Degree
8 7 (0.36%) MCITP
9 6 (0.31%) BPSS Clearance
9 6 (0.31%) MCTS
10 5 (0.26%) ITIL Certification
11 4 (0.20%) Master's Degree
11 4 (0.20%) MCSA
12 3 (0.15%) CCA
12 3 (0.15%) Cisco Certification
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)
13 2 (0.10%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 87 (4.45%) QA
2 51 (2.61%) Data Quality
3 31 (1.58%) GDPR
4 20 (1.02%) Accessibility
5 14 (0.72%) IFRS
6 12 (0.61%) SLA
7 9 (0.46%) IFRS 17
7 9 (0.46%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 7 (0.36%) MiFID
9 6 (0.31%) EMIR
9 6 (0.31%) PMO
10 4 (0.20%) GxP
11 3 (0.15%) Solvency II
11 3 (0.15%) WCAG
12 2 (0.10%) COREP
12 2 (0.10%) CRD IV
12 2 (0.10%) FINREP
12 2 (0.10%) IFRS 9
12 2 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 2 (0.10%) NIST 800
System Software
1 142 (7.26%) Active Directory
2 105 (5.37%) Docker
3 44 (2.25%) VMware Infrastructure
4 28 (1.43%) Virtual Machines
5 19 (0.97%) VMware ESXi
6 14 (0.72%) NFS
6 14 (0.72%) vSphere
7 13 (0.66%) HDFS
8 12 (0.61%) Hyper-V
8 12 (0.61%) XenApp
9 11 (0.56%) GridGain
9 11 (0.56%) Oracle RAC
10 8 (0.41%) XenDesktop
11 5 (0.26%) Virtual Servers
11 5 (0.26%) VMware NSX
12 2 (0.10%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 2 (0.10%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 2 (0.10%) Terminal Services
12 2 (0.10%) Varnish
13 1 (0.051%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 115 (5.88%) Kubernetes
2 108 (5.52%) Ansible
3 98 (5.01%) Terraform
4 31 (1.58%) Puppet
5 28 (1.43%) BladeLogic
6 25 (1.28%) Microsoft Clustering
6 25 (1.28%) SCCM
7 22 (1.12%) ITRS Geneos
8 16 (0.82%) Control-M
9 13 (0.66%) Microsoft Intune
10 12 (0.61%) Kibana
10 12 (0.61%) SCOM
11 11 (0.56%) MIIS
12 10 (0.51%) Grafana
13 9 (0.46%) logstash
13 9 (0.46%) Netcool
14 8 (0.41%) Data Guard
15 7 (0.36%) AirWatch
15 7 (0.36%) Opscode Chef
15 7 (0.36%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 564 (28.83%) Microsoft
2 499 (25.51%) Oracle
3 126 (6.44%) Databricks
4 90 (4.60%) VMware
5 69 (3.53%) SAP
6 64 (3.27%) TIBCO
7 60 (3.07%) Sybase
8 53 (2.71%) Citrix
9 52 (2.66%) ION Trading
10 43 (2.20%) Red Hat
11 42 (2.15%) Google
12 40 (2.04%) Informatica
13 31 (1.58%) Alteryx
14 30 (1.53%) Splunk
15 29 (1.48%) BMC
16 27 (1.38%) Cisco
17 24 (1.23%) Atlassian
18 21 (1.07%) IBM
18 21 (1.07%) New Relic
19 18 (0.92%) SolarWinds