Period
to 19 November 2017

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 19 November 2017 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
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 26 26 16
Rank change year-on-year 0 -10 0
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 3022 2986 3998
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 6.54% 6.65% 8.50%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 27.48% 28.60% 35.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 2371 2176 2975
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 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +8.97% +4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 14 35
London median hourly rate £21.69 £22.50 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.59% +2.27% -20.00%
10th Percentile £19.38 £15.25 £14.50
90th Percentile £65.66 £65.00 £49.40
England median hourly rate £35.66 £29.94 £27.24
% change year-on-year +19.09% +9.91% +19.24%

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 10999 10439 11309
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 23.79% 23.25% 24.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 8161 7415 8059
London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £355 £320 £304
90th Percentile £660 £638 £625
England median daily rate £458 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +7.65% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 38 78
London median hourly rate £26.61 £30.94 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.01% +37.51% -18.18%
10th Percentile £18.20 £15.25 £14.93
90th Percentile £58.75 £86.23 £86.00
England median hourly rate £31.50 £28.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year +12.50% - +16.67%

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 19 November 2017.

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 19 November 2017.

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 19 November 2017. 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 -1 702 £475 +8.57% 115
West London -20 70 £388 -3.13% 32
South London -29 65 £365 -4.58% 9
East London -17 36 £425 +6.25% 11
North London -7 7 £500 +38.89% 10
SQL Server
England

For the 6 months to 19 November 2017, 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 1660 (54.93%) SQL
2 1297 (42.92%) C#
3 1267 (41.93%) .NET
4 946 (31.30%) Microsoft
5 943 (31.20%) Agile Software Development
6 905 (29.95%) Finance
7 580 (19.19%) Windows
8 577 (19.09%) Banking
9 560 (18.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 560 (18.53%) JavaScript
10 552 (18.27%) Oracle
11 532 (17.60%) T-SQL
12 520 (17.21%) Business Intelligence
13 513 (16.98%) MVC
14 512 (16.94%) ASP.NET
15 494 (16.35%) HTML
16 476 (15.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 450 (14.89%) TDD
18 446 (14.76%) AngularJS
19 444 (14.69%) Java
20 414 (13.70%) Microsoft Azure
21 396 (13.10%) ETL
22 377 (12.48%) Front Office
23 375 (12.41%) Data Warehouse
24 331 (10.95%) WCF
25 328 (10.85%) Web Services
26 321 (10.62%) SQL Server Analysis Services
27 315 (10.42%) CSS
28 309 (10.23%) .NET Framework
29 307 (10.16%) SQL Server 2008

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
1 152 (5.03%) IIS
2 106 (3.51%) SharePoint
3 76 (2.51%) Confluence
4 68 (2.25%) Elasticsearch
5 64 (2.12%) CMS
6 59 (1.95%) Apache
7 49 (1.62%) MS Exchange
7 49 (1.62%) Tomcat
8 47 (1.56%) BizTalk Server
9 35 (1.16%) JBoss
10 34 (1.13%) Apache Spark
11 31 (1.03%) WebSphere
12 29 (0.96%) Umbraco
13 27 (0.89%) Skype for Business
14 23 (0.76%) OpenStack
15 19 (0.63%) Sitecore CMS
16 16 (0.53%) WebLogic
17 15 (0.50%) nginx
17 15 (0.50%) SharePoint 2013
18 14 (0.46%) EPiServer
Applications
1 240 (7.94%) Microsoft Excel
2 47 (1.56%) Microsoft Office
3 24 (0.79%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 16 (0.53%) MS Visio
5 15 (0.50%) Spreadsheet
6 9 (0.30%) Microsoft Project
7 7 (0.23%) SmartSuite
8 5 (0.17%) SPSS
9 4 (0.13%) Stata
10 1 (0.033%) Chatbot
10 1 (0.033%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 78 (2.58%) Dynamics CRM
2 37 (1.22%) Markit EDM
3 30 (0.99%) ION MarketView
4 25 (0.83%) RMDS
5 24 (0.79%) Unit4 Business World
6 23 (0.76%) Dynamics AX
7 15 (0.50%) thinkFolio
8 11 (0.36%) SimCorp Dimension
9 8 (0.26%) Adobe Campaign
9 8 (0.26%) Dynamics NAV
9 8 (0.26%) Temenos T24
10 7 (0.23%) Endur
10 7 (0.23%) SunGard GMI
11 6 (0.20%) Eagle PACE
12 4 (0.13%) Actimize
12 4 (0.13%) Oracle Cash Management
13 3 (0.099%) Hyperion Planning
13 3 (0.099%) IntelliMatch
13 3 (0.099%) MetaTrader
13 3 (0.099%) PeopleSoft HCM
Cloud Services
1 414 (13.70%) Microsoft Azure
2 290 (9.60%) Amazon AWS
3 60 (1.99%) Office 365
4 43 (1.42%) GitHub
5 35 (1.16%) Amazon EC2
6 27 (0.89%) SaaS
7 22 (0.73%) Amazon EMR
7 22 (0.73%) npm
8 21 (0.69%) IaaS
8 21 (0.69%) PaaS
9 19 (0.63%) Yarn
10 18 (0.60%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 17 (0.56%) Amazon S3
11 17 (0.56%) Cloud Computing
11 17 (0.56%) Dynamics 365
12 16 (0.53%) AWS CloudFormation
13 15 (0.50%) Amazon ELB
13 15 (0.50%) AWS Lambda
13 15 (0.50%) Route 53
13 15 (0.50%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 100 (3.31%) Firewall
2 65 (2.15%) TCP/IP
3 64 (2.12%) DNS
4 56 (1.85%) SAN
5 46 (1.52%) HTTP
6 31 (1.03%) DHCP
7 29 (0.96%) VPN
8 25 (0.83%) WAN
9 24 (0.79%) LAN
10 23 (0.76%) Internet
10 23 (0.76%) LDAP
11 21 (0.69%) SSL
12 15 (0.50%) VoIP
13 13 (0.43%) NAS
14 12 (0.40%) Skype
15 10 (0.33%) VLAN
16 9 (0.30%) Intranet
16 9 (0.30%) Network Security
17 8 (0.26%) Kerberos
17 8 (0.26%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 560 (18.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 476 (15.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 375 (12.41%) Data Warehouse
4 321 (10.62%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 307 (10.16%) SQL Server 2008
6 300 (9.93%) SQL Server 2012
7 257 (8.50%) Relational Database
8 221 (7.31%) SQL Server 2016
9 195 (6.45%) NoSQL
10 182 (6.02%) Power BI
11 165 (5.46%) SQL Server 2014
12 158 (5.23%) MySQL
13 130 (4.30%) MongoDB
14 121 (4.00%) RDBMS
15 97 (3.21%) OLAP
16 91 (3.01%) Hadoop
17 90 (2.98%) Oracle Database
18 84 (2.78%) Big Data
19 81 (2.68%) SQL Server 2005
20 73 (2.42%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 266 (8.80%) Git (software)
2 230 (7.61%) Team Foundation Server
3 217 (7.18%) Visual Studio
4 211 (6.98%) TeamCity
5 149 (4.93%) JIRA
6 126 (4.17%) Jenkins
7 125 (4.14%) Subversion
8 123 (4.07%) NUnit
9 115 (3.81%) Octopus Deploy
10 62 (2.05%) MSTest
11 59 (1.95%) Maven
12 51 (1.69%) Moq
13 48 (1.59%) SpecFlow
14 43 (1.42%) VSS/SourceSafe
15 42 (1.39%) Selenium
16 40 (1.32%) JUnit
17 36 (1.19%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 36 (1.19%) NuGet
18 31 (1.03%) Visual Studio Team System
19 29 (0.96%) Bitbucket
General
1 905 (29.95%) Finance
2 577 (19.09%) Banking
3 377 (12.48%) Front Office
4 236 (7.81%) Investment Banking
5 81 (2.68%) Back Office
6 66 (2.18%) Marketing
7 65 (2.15%) Retail
8 63 (2.08%) Legal
9 61 (2.02%) Law
10 47 (1.56%) Financial Institution
11 34 (1.13%) Telecoms
12 24 (0.79%) Advertising
13 23 (0.76%) Retail Banking
14 20 (0.66%) Publishing
15 17 (0.56%) Manufacturing
16 16 (0.53%) Games
17 12 (0.40%) Pharmaceutical
18 10 (0.33%) Electronics
18 10 (0.33%) Private Banking
19 9 (0.30%) French Language
Job Titles
1 1883 (62.31%) Developer
2 648 (21.44%) C# Developer
3 534 (17.67%) .NET Developer
4 465 (15.39%) SQL Developer
5 300 (9.93%) Analyst
6 299 (9.89%) C# .NET Developer
7 248 (8.21%) Senior Developer
8 185 (6.12%) Full Stack Developer
9 167 (5.53%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 162 (5.36%) Java Developer
11 153 (5.06%) SQL Server Developer
12 142 (4.70%) Architect
13 131 (4.33%) DBA
14 114 (3.77%) ASP.NET Developer
15 113 (3.74%) Consultant
16 105 (3.47%) WPF Developer
17 104 (3.44%) C# ASP.NET Developer
17 104 (3.44%) SQL DBA
18 99 (3.28%) SSIS Developer
19 95 (3.14%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1267 (41.93%) .NET
2 512 (16.94%) ASP.NET
3 494 (16.35%) HTML
4 446 (14.76%) AngularJS
5 331 (10.95%) WCF
6 328 (10.85%) Web Services
7 315 (10.42%) CSS
8 309 (10.23%) .NET Framework
9 304 (10.06%) ASP.NET MVC
10 280 (9.27%) ASP.NET Web API
11 241 (7.97%) XML
12 240 (7.94%) WPF
13 224 (7.41%) HTML5
14 200 (6.62%) jQuery
15 190 (6.29%) REST
16 184 (6.09%) Entity Framework
17 174 (5.76%) JSON
18 152 (5.03%) RESTful
19 125 (4.14%) Node.js
20 107 (3.54%) React
Miscellaneous
1 284 (9.40%) Analytical Skills
2 234 (7.74%) Fixed Income
3 162 (5.36%) Derivative
4 148 (4.90%) Computer Science
5 139 (4.60%) Greenfield Project
6 118 (3.90%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 83 (2.75%) Fintech
8 77 (2.55%) Equities
9 74 (2.45%) Enterprise Software
10 69 (2.28%) Data Structures
11 67 (2.22%) Hedge funds
12 55 (1.82%) Clustering
13 52 (1.72%) Algorithms
14 50 (1.65%) Replication
15 48 (1.59%) Data Centre
15 48 (1.59%) Management Information System
16 46 (1.52%) Credit Risk
17 42 (1.39%) Market Risk
18 41 (1.36%) Client/Server
19 35 (1.16%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 580 (19.19%) Windows
2 267 (8.84%) Linux
3 228 (7.54%) Windows Server
4 154 (5.10%) Unix
5 97 (3.21%) Windows Server 2012
6 56 (1.85%) Windows Server 2008
7 39 (1.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 32 (1.06%) Windows Server 2003
9 20 (0.66%) Apple iOS
10 19 (0.63%) Solaris
11 16 (0.53%) Windows 10
12 15 (0.50%) Android
12 15 (0.50%) Ubuntu
13 13 (0.43%) Windows 7
14 10 (0.33%) Windows XP
15 7 (0.23%) VMS
16 6 (0.20%) AIX
16 6 (0.20%) Windows 8
17 5 (0.17%) Windows Vista
18 4 (0.13%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 943 (31.20%) Agile Software Development
2 520 (17.21%) Business Intelligence
3 513 (16.98%) MVC
4 450 (14.89%) TDD
5 396 (13.10%) ETL
6 269 (8.90%) Data Modelling
7 266 (8.80%) DevOps
8 260 (8.60%) Continuous Integration
9 245 (8.11%) SDLC
10 239 (7.91%) Migration
11 229 (7.58%) Scrum
12 209 (6.92%) Analytics
13 198 (6.55%) OO
14 196 (6.49%) Asset Management
15 184 (6.09%) Unit Testing
16 176 (5.82%) Test Automation
17 164 (5.43%) Web Development
18 163 (5.39%) BDD
19 146 (4.83%) Data Analysis
20 129 (4.27%) MVVM
Programming Languages
1 1660 (54.93%) SQL
2 1297 (42.92%) C#
3 560 (18.53%) JavaScript
4 532 (17.60%) T-SQL
5 444 (14.69%) Java
6 296 (9.79%) Python
7 222 (7.35%) PowerShell
8 194 (6.42%) VBA
9 109 (3.61%) C++
10 94 (3.11%) VB.NET
11 90 (2.98%) TypeScript
12 72 (2.38%) VB
13 66 (2.18%) PL/SQL
14 54 (1.79%) Bash Shell
15 51 (1.69%) Perl
16 47 (1.56%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
17 43 (1.42%) Ruby
18 40 (1.32%) Shell Script
19 39 (1.29%) R
20 38 (1.26%) PHP
Qualifications
1 225 (7.45%) Degree
2 118 (3.90%) Security Cleared
3 86 (2.85%) Computer Science Degree
4 61 (2.02%) SC Cleared
5 59 (1.95%) Microsoft Certification
6 29 (0.96%) MCSE
7 22 (0.73%) DV Cleared
8 21 (0.69%) MCITP
9 17 (0.56%) CTC Cleared
10 15 (0.50%) MCP
11 14 (0.46%) Cisco Certification
12 12 (0.40%) Master's Degree
12 12 (0.40%) Numerate Degree
13 11 (0.36%) ISEB
14 10 (0.33%) CCNA
14 10 (0.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 8 (0.26%) ISTQB
15 8 (0.26%) MCTS
16 7 (0.23%) CFA
16 7 (0.23%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 130 (4.30%) QA
2 73 (2.42%) Data Quality
3 46 (1.52%) MiFID
4 26 (0.86%) SLA
5 12 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 10 (0.33%) Solvency II
7 8 (0.26%) Disclosure Scotland
7 8 (0.26%) EMIR
7 8 (0.26%) WCAG
8 7 (0.23%) SEPA
9 6 (0.20%) PMO
10 4 (0.13%) GAAP
10 4 (0.13%) HL7
10 4 (0.13%) UCITS
11 3 (0.099%) GCP
12 2 (0.066%) Basel II
12 2 (0.066%) Basel III
12 2 (0.066%) COREP
12 2 (0.066%) CRD IV
12 2 (0.066%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 180 (5.96%) Active Directory
2 113 (3.74%) Docker
3 55 (1.82%) VMware Infrastructure
4 43 (1.42%) Hyper-V
5 23 (0.76%) vSphere
6 20 (0.66%) VMware ESXi
7 13 (0.43%) Virtual Machines
7 13 (0.43%) XenApp
8 9 (0.30%) Oracle RAC
8 9 (0.30%) Virtual Servers
9 8 (0.26%) HDFS
10 7 (0.23%) XenDesktop
11 6 (0.20%) Apache Flume
12 5 (0.17%) Microsoft App-V
12 5 (0.17%) VMware Workstation
13 4 (0.13%) Gluster
13 4 (0.13%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 3 (0.099%) Cronacle
14 3 (0.099%) Terminal Services
15 2 (0.066%) UAG
Systems Management
1 74 (2.45%) Ansible
2 61 (2.02%) Puppet
3 45 (1.49%) SCCM
4 44 (1.46%) Opscode Chef
5 33 (1.09%) Nagios
6 27 (0.89%) Terraform
7 22 (0.73%) Control-M
8 21 (0.69%) Kubernetes
9 20 (0.66%) SCOM
10 18 (0.60%) WSUS
11 17 (0.56%) TIBCO Hawk
12 15 (0.50%) HP SiteScope
12 15 (0.50%) NetBackup
13 12 (0.40%) Microsoft Clustering
14 11 (0.36%) Netcool
14 11 (0.36%) OpenView Configuration Management
15 10 (0.33%) Rancher
16 9 (0.30%) Data Guard
17 8 (0.26%) ITRS Geneos
18 7 (0.23%) Icinga
Vendors
1 946 (31.30%) Microsoft
2 552 (18.27%) Oracle
3 108 (3.57%) Tableau
4 106 (3.51%) VMware
5 85 (2.81%) TIBCO
6 65 (2.15%) Citrix
7 62 (2.05%) HP
8 61 (2.02%) IBM
8 61 (2.02%) Sybase
9 54 (1.79%) Bloomberg
10 51 (1.69%) Atlassian
11 47 (1.56%) Cisco
12 43 (1.42%) Sitecore
13 41 (1.36%) ION Trading
13 41 (1.36%) Splunk
14 39 (1.29%) Reuters
15 38 (1.26%) Apigee
16 32 (1.06%) SAP
17 31 (1.03%) Informatica
18 30 (0.99%) Red Hat