Period
to 20 July 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 20 July 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
20 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 30 25 28
Rank change year-on-year -5 +3 -4
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2,533 3,200 2,766
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 6.16% 6.88% 6.60%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 24.74% 27.34% 27.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,911 2,415 2,125
London median daily rate £475 £475 £475
10th Percentile £350 £313 £313
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
England median daily rate £433 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +1.76% +6.25% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 21 13
London median hourly rate £24.66 £22.00 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.09% +2.33% -11.34%
10th Percentile £16.69 £20.25 £16.40
90th Percentile £35.00 £46.25 £105.92
England median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £39.25
% change year-on-year - -10.83% +37.72%

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 10,237 11,706 10,121
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 24.89% 25.18% 24.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,443 8,774 7,336
London median daily rate £525 £523 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.48% +4.50% +5.26%
10th Percentile £363 £358 £325
90th Percentile £688 £675 £650
England median daily rate £484 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +1.89% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 66 77 49
London median hourly rate £35.00 £30.00 £27.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.67% +10.46% -0.19%
10th Percentile £17.16 £19.80 £18.20
90th Percentile £56.50 £47.42 £47.75
England median hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £29.81
% change year-on-year +7.69% +9.02% +4.60%

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 20 July 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 20 July 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 20 July 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 -3 642 £500 +5.26% 250
West London -17 76 £425 +13.33% 103
South London +8 73 £425 +3.03% 29
East London -35 30 £450 -10.00% 45
North London -11 9 £466 +9.71% 20
SQL Server
England

For the 6 months to 20 July 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 1,382 (54.56%) SQL
2 1,009 (39.83%) C#
3 959 (37.86%) .NET
4 860 (33.95%) Microsoft
5 854 (33.71%) Agile Software Development
6 831 (32.81%) Microsoft Azure
7 783 (30.91%) Finance
8 537 (21.20%) Business Intelligence
9 526 (20.77%) JavaScript
10 490 (19.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 450 (17.77%) Oracle
12 442 (17.45%) Data Warehouse
13 426 (16.82%) Windows
14 384 (15.16%) ETL
15 372 (14.69%) T-SQL
16 366 (14.45%) ASP.NET
17 352 (13.90%) Power Platform
18 351 (13.86%) AngularJS
19 350 (13.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
20 339 (13.38%) Power BI
21 335 (13.23%) MVC
22 315 (12.44%) DevOps
23 297 (11.73%) CSS
24 296 (11.69%) Banking
25 291 (11.49%) Amazon AWS
26 290 (11.45%) HTML
27 285 (11.25%) Scrum
28 281 (11.09%) TDD
29 273 (10.78%) Git (software)
30 271 (10.70%) MySQL

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
1 180 (7.11%) SharePoint
2 121 (4.78%) IIS
3 99 (3.91%) Confluence
4 75 (2.96%) Apache
5 73 (2.88%) Elasticsearch
6 72 (2.84%) Apache Spark
7 48 (1.89%) MS Exchange
8 35 (1.38%) Tomcat
9 30 (1.18%) SharePoint 2013
10 29 (1.14%) SharePoint 2010
11 28 (1.11%) CMS
12 19 (0.75%) Skype for Business
13 16 (0.63%) BizTalk Server
13 16 (0.63%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 14 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2010
14 14 (0.55%) JBoss
15 12 (0.47%) WebLogic
16 9 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2013
16 9 (0.36%) Umbraco
17 8 (0.32%) nginx
Applications
1 222 (8.76%) Microsoft Excel
2 61 (2.41%) Microsoft Office
3 11 (0.43%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 10 (0.39%) MS Visio
5 8 (0.32%) InfoPath
5 8 (0.32%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.079%) Mingle
7 1 (0.039%) Chatbot
7 1 (0.039%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 64 (2.53%) Dynamics CRM
2 18 (0.71%) Dynamics AX
3 17 (0.67%) Dynamics NAV
4 16 (0.63%) Elite 3E
5 12 (0.47%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 9 (0.36%) BusinessWorks
7 6 (0.24%) Adobe Campaign
7 6 (0.24%) ION MarketView
7 6 (0.24%) SAP ERP
7 6 (0.24%) SAP S/4HANA
8 5 (0.20%) Markit EDM
8 5 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 4 (0.16%) Relativity
9 4 (0.16%) Unit4 Business World
10 3 (0.12%) Oracle EBS
10 3 (0.12%) Oracle Financials
11 2 (0.079%) Oracle BPM
11 2 (0.079%) RMDS
11 2 (0.079%) Sage 200
11 2 (0.079%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 831 (32.81%) Microsoft Azure
2 352 (13.90%) Power Platform
3 291 (11.49%) Amazon AWS
4 134 (5.29%) Office 365
5 93 (3.67%) Azure Data Factory
6 81 (3.20%) GitHub
7 72 (2.84%) Azure Active Directory
7 72 (2.84%) Dynamics 365
8 70 (2.76%) PaaS
9 61 (2.41%) Serverless
10 49 (1.93%) IaaS
11 39 (1.54%) npm
11 39 (1.54%) SaaS
12 38 (1.50%) Google Cloud Platform
13 31 (1.22%) AWS Lambda
14 30 (1.18%) AWS CloudFormation
15 29 (1.14%) Amazon EC2
15 29 (1.14%) Amazon S3
16 20 (0.79%) Azure Functions
17 19 (0.75%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 76 (3.00%) Firewall
2 72 (2.84%) DNS
3 55 (2.17%) SAN
4 46 (1.82%) DHCP
5 36 (1.42%) TCP/IP
6 32 (1.26%) LAN
7 31 (1.22%) WAN
8 30 (1.18%) VPN
9 29 (1.14%) HTTP
10 28 (1.11%) Internet
11 21 (0.83%) FTP
12 16 (0.63%) SSL
13 15 (0.59%) SNMP
14 13 (0.51%) Reverse Proxy
14 13 (0.51%) WLAN
15 11 (0.43%) Network Security
15 11 (0.43%) Skype
16 10 (0.39%) VoIP
17 9 (0.36%) NAS
18 8 (0.32%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 490 (19.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 442 (17.45%) Data Warehouse
3 350 (13.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 339 (13.38%) Power BI
5 271 (10.70%) MySQL
6 266 (10.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 208 (8.21%) Relational Database
8 199 (7.86%) SQL Server 2012
9 173 (6.83%) SQL Server 2008
10 144 (5.68%) SQL Server 2016
11 139 (5.49%) Azure SQL Database
12 137 (5.41%) PostgreSQL
13 132 (5.21%) NoSQL
13 132 (5.21%) SQL Server 2014
14 125 (4.93%) Big Data
15 106 (4.18%) MongoDB
16 103 (4.07%) Oracle Database
17 79 (3.12%) Microsoft Analysis Services
18 78 (3.08%) RDBMS
19 76 (3.00%) SQL Server 2017
Development Applications
1 273 (10.78%) Git (software)
2 197 (7.78%) Jenkins
3 171 (6.75%) JIRA
4 157 (6.20%) Visual Studio
5 153 (6.04%) Team Foundation Server
6 94 (3.71%) Visual Studio Team System
7 90 (3.55%) TeamCity
8 70 (2.76%) Maven
9 67 (2.65%) NUnit
10 66 (2.61%) Selenium
11 55 (2.17%) Subversion
12 54 (2.13%) Jasmine
12 54 (2.13%) Karma Test Runner
13 52 (2.05%) Cucumber
14 46 (1.82%) SpecFlow
15 43 (1.70%) Octopus Deploy
16 38 (1.50%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
17 36 (1.42%) Bitbucket
18 35 (1.38%) Protractor
19 34 (1.34%) JUnit
General
1 783 (30.91%) Finance
2 296 (11.69%) Banking
3 174 (6.87%) Front Office
4 102 (4.03%) Retail
5 78 (3.08%) Legal
6 76 (3.00%) Investment Banking
7 54 (2.13%) Law
8 43 (1.70%) Financial Institution
9 38 (1.50%) Marketing
10 31 (1.22%) Back Office
11 26 (1.03%) Pharmaceutical
12 21 (0.83%) Publishing
13 19 (0.75%) Advertising
14 15 (0.59%) Games
15 12 (0.47%) Retail Banking
16 9 (0.36%) French Language
17 8 (0.32%) German Language
18 6 (0.24%) General Ledger
18 6 (0.24%) Telecoms
19 4 (0.16%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 1,426 (56.30%) Developer
2 420 (16.58%) C# Developer
3 417 (16.46%) .NET Developer
4 278 (10.98%) SQL Developer
5 220 (8.69%) Analyst
6 206 (8.13%) C# .NET Developer
7 154 (6.08%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 152 (6.00%) Architect
9 142 (5.61%) Senior Developer
10 136 (5.37%) DBA
11 108 (4.26%) Full Stack Developer
12 97 (3.83%) Angular Developer
12 97 (3.83%) SQL DBA
13 91 (3.59%) Java Developer
14 85 (3.36%) Data Engineer
15 81 (3.20%) Azure Developer
16 79 (3.12%) DevOps Engineer
17 77 (3.04%) Consultant
18 72 (2.84%) SQL Server Developer
19 61 (2.41%) Azure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 959 (37.86%) .NET
2 366 (14.45%) ASP.NET
3 351 (13.86%) AngularJS
4 297 (11.73%) CSS
5 290 (11.45%) HTML
6 267 (10.54%) .NET Framework
7 230 (9.08%) Web Services
8 225 (8.88%) ASP.NET Web API
9 193 (7.62%) REST
10 177 (6.99%) .NET Core
11 176 (6.95%) JSON
12 160 (6.32%) ASP.NET MVC
13 156 (6.16%) Entity Framework
14 148 (5.84%) WCF
15 144 (5.68%) RESTful
16 127 (5.01%) HTML5
17 126 (4.97%) jQuery
18 124 (4.90%) React
18 124 (4.90%) XML
19 118 (4.66%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 209 (8.25%) Analytical Skills
2 123 (4.86%) Greenfield Project
3 98 (3.87%) Hedge funds
4 77 (3.04%) Fixed Income
5 68 (2.68%) Data Centre
6 64 (2.53%) Data Structures
7 59 (2.33%) User Experience
8 53 (2.09%) Derivative
9 51 (2.01%) Replication
9 51 (2.01%) Self-Motivation
10 47 (1.86%) Enterprise Software
10 47 (1.86%) Equities
11 46 (1.82%) Algorithms
11 46 (1.82%) Management Information System
12 44 (1.74%) Clustering
13 34 (1.34%) NHS
14 32 (1.26%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 30 (1.18%) Data Protection Act
15 30 (1.18%) Public Cloud
16 29 (1.14%) OTC Derivatives
Operating Systems
1 426 (16.82%) Windows
2 233 (9.20%) Linux
3 159 (6.28%) Windows Server
4 83 (3.28%) Unix
5 70 (2.76%) Windows Server 2012
6 60 (2.37%) Windows Server 2008
7 46 (1.82%) Windows 10
8 19 (0.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 16 (0.63%) Windows 7
10 10 (0.39%) Android
10 10 (0.39%) CentOS
10 10 (0.39%) Ubuntu
11 8 (0.32%) Apple iOS
12 7 (0.28%) AIX
12 7 (0.28%) Windows Server 2003
13 6 (0.24%) Windows 8
14 5 (0.20%) Data ONTAP
14 5 (0.20%) Solaris
15 4 (0.16%) Windows XP
16 2 (0.079%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 854 (33.71%) Agile Software Development
2 537 (21.20%) Business Intelligence
3 384 (15.16%) ETL
4 335 (13.23%) MVC
5 315 (12.44%) DevOps
6 285 (11.25%) Scrum
7 281 (11.09%) TDD
8 264 (10.42%) Microservices
9 260 (10.26%) Migration
10 216 (8.53%) Continuous Integration
11 213 (8.41%) Analytics
12 197 (7.78%) Data Modelling
13 173 (6.83%) Test Automation
14 167 (6.59%) Problem-Solving
15 166 (6.55%) BDD
16 161 (6.36%) SDLC
17 155 (6.12%) Unit Testing
18 154 (6.08%) Software Engineering
19 150 (5.92%) Data Analysis
20 148 (5.84%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 1,382 (54.56%) SQL
2 1,009 (39.83%) C#
3 526 (20.77%) JavaScript
4 372 (14.69%) T-SQL
5 266 (10.50%) PowerShell
6 258 (10.19%) Java
7 242 (9.55%) Python
8 121 (4.78%) TypeScript
9 114 (4.50%) PL/SQL
10 96 (3.79%) VBA
11 93 (3.67%) VB.NET
12 75 (2.96%) VB
13 73 (2.88%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
14 52 (2.05%) R
15 45 (1.78%) PHP
16 41 (1.62%) Scala
17 37 (1.46%) Bash Shell
17 37 (1.46%) C++
18 35 (1.38%) Shell Script
19 34 (1.34%) ES6
Qualifications
1 121 (4.78%) Degree
2 105 (4.15%) Security Cleared
3 65 (2.57%) SC Cleared
4 37 (1.46%) Computer Science Degree
5 27 (1.07%) Microsoft Certification
6 21 (0.83%) PMI Certification
7 20 (0.79%) PMP
8 17 (0.67%) Master's Degree
9 12 (0.47%) DV Cleared
10 11 (0.43%) MCSE
11 8 (0.32%) Cisco Certification
11 8 (0.32%) ISTQB
11 8 (0.32%) MCSA
12 7 (0.28%) DBS Check
12 7 (0.28%) ITIL Certification
13 6 (0.24%) BPSS Clearance
13 6 (0.24%) CISSP
13 6 (0.24%) MCP
14 5 (0.20%) CCNA
14 5 (0.20%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 104 (4.11%) QA
2 34 (1.34%) Data Quality
3 23 (0.91%) GDPR
4 19 (0.75%) SLA
5 10 (0.39%) IFRS
6 9 (0.36%) Solvency II
7 7 (0.28%) GxP
8 6 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 4 (0.16%) Disclosure Scotland
9 4 (0.16%) HL7
9 4 (0.16%) ISO 15022
9 4 (0.16%) ISO 20022
9 4 (0.16%) SEPA
10 3 (0.12%) EMIR
10 3 (0.12%) GAAP
10 3 (0.12%) Government Security Classifications
10 3 (0.12%) MiFID
10 3 (0.12%) PCI DSS
11 2 (0.079%) Dodd-Frank
11 2 (0.079%) IFRS 9
System Software
1 223 (8.80%) Active Directory
2 151 (5.96%) Docker
3 64 (2.53%) VMware Infrastructure
4 39 (1.54%) Oracle RAC
5 35 (1.38%) VMware ESXi
6 30 (1.18%) Virtual Machines
7 24 (0.95%) Hyper-V
8 19 (0.75%) vSphere
9 12 (0.47%) Shibboleth
9 12 (0.47%) VMware NSX
10 11 (0.43%) HDFS
11 9 (0.36%) XenApp
12 8 (0.32%) Virtual Servers
13 7 (0.28%) VMware Workstation
14 5 (0.20%) XenDesktop
15 4 (0.16%) Apache Flume
15 4 (0.16%) Ceph
16 3 (0.12%) Firmware
16 3 (0.12%) Terminal Services
17 2 (0.079%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 101 (3.99%) Terraform
2 90 (3.55%) Ansible
3 69 (2.72%) Kubernetes
3 69 (2.72%) SCCM
4 47 (1.86%) Opscode Chef
5 42 (1.66%) Puppet
6 29 (1.14%) SCOM
7 22 (0.87%) Microsoft Clustering
8 17 (0.67%) Data Guard
8 17 (0.67%) Single Sign-On
9 16 (0.63%) Control-M
9 16 (0.63%) Failover Clustering
9 16 (0.63%) WSUS
10 13 (0.51%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 11 (0.43%) Packer
12 10 (0.39%) HP ALM
13 9 (0.36%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
13 9 (0.36%) Kibana
14 7 (0.28%) logstash
15 6 (0.24%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 860 (33.95%) Microsoft
2 450 (17.77%) Oracle
3 127 (5.01%) Tableau
4 115 (4.54%) VMware
5 63 (2.49%) Citrix
6 49 (1.93%) Cisco
7 44 (1.74%) SAP
8 43 (1.70%) Google
9 37 (1.46%) HP
9 37 (1.46%) Salesforce.com
10 36 (1.42%) Sybase
11 32 (1.26%) Informatica
12 28 (1.11%) Databricks
12 28 (1.11%) IBM
12 28 (1.11%) Telerik
13 27 (1.07%) Cloudera
14 25 (0.99%) iManage
15 23 (0.91%) Cognos
15 23 (0.91%) TIBCO
16 22 (0.87%) MicroStrategy