Period
to 25 February 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 25 February 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
25 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 30 29 27
Rank change year-on-year -1 -2 -3
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 1,848 2,872 3,052
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 6.52% 6.57% 6.59%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 27.25% 27.16% 27.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,338 2,231 2,411
London median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £350 £358 £327
90th Percentile £699 £650 £638
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 10 11
London median hourly rate £35.00 £25.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +37.25% -7.27% +36.68%
10th Percentile £22.04 £16.64 £20.75
90th Percentile £78.75 £35.38 £87.50
England median hourly rate £30.00 £28.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year +5.26% -28.75% +33.33%

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 6,782 10,573 10,917
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 23.92% 24.20% 23.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,843 7,811 8,299
London median daily rate £525 £525 £501
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.90% +5.37%
10th Percentile £363 £365 £356
90th Percentile £700 £675 £663
England median daily rate £488 £488 £475
% change year-on-year - +2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 50 62
London median hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.69% +18.18% -15.38%
10th Percentile £23.17 £17.99 £17.44
90th Percentile £62.55 £48.50 £42.80
England median hourly rate £31.25 £35.00 £33.50
% change year-on-year -10.71% +4.48% +21.82%

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 25 February 2020.

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 25 February 2020.

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 25 February 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 +7 399 £488 -2.50% 239
South London +45 83 £450 -5.26% 31
West London +3 61 £400 -3.03% 68
East London +36 19 £432 -12.28% 53
North London -2 1 £400 -11.11% 8
SQL Server
England

For the 6 months to 25 February 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 1,062 (57.47%) SQL
2 760 (41.13%) C#
3 688 (37.23%) .NET
4 666 (36.04%) Microsoft
5 591 (31.98%) Agile Software Development
5 591 (31.98%) Azure
6 547 (29.60%) Finance
7 396 (21.43%) Business Intelligence
8 382 (20.67%) JavaScript
9 380 (20.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 361 (19.53%) Oracle
11 335 (18.13%) AngularJS
12 314 (16.99%) T-SQL
13 286 (15.48%) HTML
14 282 (15.26%) ETL
15 277 (14.99%) Data Warehouse
16 270 (14.61%) Windows
17 264 (14.29%) ASP.NET
18 262 (14.18%) TDD
19 255 (13.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
20 254 (13.74%) CSS
21 242 (13.10%) DevOps
22 236 (12.77%) Power Platform
23 235 (12.72%) AWS
24 233 (12.61%) Power BI
25 216 (11.69%) Java
25 216 (11.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
26 203 (10.98%) Microservices
27 199 (10.77%) PowerShell
27 199 (10.77%) MVC

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
1 109 (5.90%) SharePoint
2 84 (4.55%) IIS
3 69 (3.73%) Confluence
4 50 (2.71%) JBoss
5 47 (2.54%) WebLogic
6 43 (2.33%) Red Hat Fuse
7 42 (2.27%) MQSeries
8 38 (2.06%) MS Exchange
9 37 (2.00%) Apache Spark
10 34 (1.84%) Apache
11 21 (1.14%) Apache Airflow
11 21 (1.14%) CMS
11 21 (1.14%) Skype for Business
12 20 (1.08%) BizTalk Server
13 19 (1.03%) Elasticsearch
13 19 (1.03%) Umbraco
14 16 (0.87%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 16 (0.87%) Oracle Workflow
15 12 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2010
15 12 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 154 (8.33%) Microsoft Excel
2 35 (1.89%) Microsoft Office
3 15 (0.81%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 7 (0.38%) Spreadsheet
5 6 (0.32%) XMetaL
6 5 (0.27%) MS Visio
7 3 (0.16%) InfoPath
8 1 (0.054%) Microsoft Project
8 1 (0.054%) S-PLUS
8 1 (0.054%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 45 (2.44%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (0.60%) NetSuite
3 7 (0.38%) BusinessWorks
3 7 (0.38%) Dynamics AX
3 7 (0.38%) Markit EDM
4 5 (0.27%) Elite 3E
4 5 (0.27%) Oracle EBS
4 5 (0.27%) Oracle Receivables
4 5 (0.27%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
5 4 (0.22%) Oracle General Ledger
5 4 (0.22%) Oracle Payables
5 4 (0.22%) PolarLake
5 4 (0.22%) Temenos T24
6 3 (0.16%) Oracle FAH
6 3 (0.16%) Payment Gateway
7 2 (0.11%) Infor SunSystems
7 2 (0.11%) Magento
7 2 (0.11%) Oracle Assets
7 2 (0.11%) Oracle Cash Management
7 2 (0.11%) Oracle Internet Expenses
Cloud Services
1 591 (31.98%) Azure
2 236 (12.77%) Power Platform
3 235 (12.72%) AWS
4 90 (4.87%) Office 365
5 75 (4.06%) Azure Data Factory
6 68 (3.68%) GCP
7 63 (3.41%) PaaS
8 54 (2.92%) GitHub
8 54 (2.92%) SaaS
9 49 (2.65%) IaaS
10 31 (1.68%) Dynamics 365
11 26 (1.41%) Serverless
12 18 (0.97%) npm
13 17 (0.92%) Azure Functions
13 17 (0.92%) Cloud Computing
14 16 (0.87%) Azure Active Directory
14 16 (0.87%) OpenShift
15 11 (0.60%) Azure Stack
16 9 (0.49%) Amazon Kinesis
17 8 (0.43%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 57 (3.08%) SAN
2 41 (2.22%) DNS
3 37 (2.00%) DHCP
4 30 (1.62%) LAN
5 28 (1.52%) WAN
6 24 (1.30%) HTTP
7 21 (1.14%) Firewall
8 19 (1.03%) VPN
9 17 (0.92%) VoIP
10 15 (0.81%) TCP/IP
11 14 (0.76%) NAS
12 11 (0.60%) Wi-Fi
13 10 (0.54%) Skype
14 9 (0.49%) NetScaler
14 9 (0.49%) Network Security
15 8 (0.43%) Cisco IOS
15 8 (0.43%) MPLS
16 7 (0.38%) FTP
17 6 (0.32%) SSL
18 5 (0.27%) DKIM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 380 (20.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 277 (14.99%) Data Warehouse
3 255 (13.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 233 (12.61%) Power BI
5 216 (11.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 175 (9.47%) Relational Database
7 144 (7.79%) MySQL
8 128 (6.93%) PostgreSQL
9 114 (6.17%) SQL Server 2016
10 105 (5.68%) SQL Server 2012
11 103 (5.57%) Azure SQL Database
12 91 (4.92%) MongoDB
13 87 (4.71%) Big Data
14 83 (4.49%) NoSQL
15 73 (3.95%) Data Lake
16 72 (3.90%) Microsoft Analysis Services
17 70 (3.79%) RDBMS
18 64 (3.46%) SQL Server 2008
19 61 (3.30%) Oracle Database
20 58 (3.14%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 167 (9.04%) Git (software)
2 157 (8.50%) Team Foundation Server
3 146 (7.90%) Visual Studio
4 115 (6.22%) JIRA
5 110 (5.95%) TeamCity
6 73 (3.95%) Octopus Deploy
7 67 (3.63%) Jenkins
8 59 (3.19%) Moq
9 54 (2.92%) Selenium
10 50 (2.71%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 49 (2.65%) Subversion
12 45 (2.44%) Visual Studio Team System
13 38 (2.06%) MSTest
14 35 (1.89%) NUnit
15 22 (1.19%) JUnit
15 22 (1.19%) MSBuild
16 19 (1.03%) GitLab
17 18 (0.97%) FitNesse
18 16 (0.87%) Bitbucket
18 16 (0.87%) SpecFlow
General
1 547 (29.60%) Finance
2 161 (8.71%) Banking
3 135 (7.31%) Front Office
4 102 (5.52%) Public Sector
5 57 (3.08%) Retail
6 50 (2.71%) Law
7 40 (2.16%) Investment Banking
8 31 (1.68%) Back Office
9 29 (1.57%) Legal
10 25 (1.35%) Marketing
11 19 (1.03%) Manufacturing
12 15 (0.81%) Games
12 15 (0.81%) Publishing
13 14 (0.76%) Police
14 13 (0.70%) Telecoms
15 12 (0.65%) Financial Institution
15 12 (0.65%) Pharmaceutical
16 11 (0.60%) Advertising
17 8 (0.43%) Local Government
18 7 (0.38%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 1,023 (55.36%) Developer
2 304 (16.45%) C# Developer
3 245 (13.26%) .NET Developer
4 224 (12.12%) SQL Developer
5 155 (8.39%) Analyst
6 140 (7.58%) Architect
7 116 (6.28%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 102 (5.52%) C# .NET Developer
9 99 (5.36%) Data Engineer
10 80 (4.33%) Senior Developer
11 74 (4.00%) Full Stack Developer
12 67 (3.63%) SQL Server Developer
13 66 (3.57%) DBA
14 62 (3.35%) Java Developer
15 60 (3.25%) SSIS Developer
16 56 (3.03%) Consultant
17 55 (2.98%) Azure Engineer
18 49 (2.65%) Azure Developer
19 48 (2.60%) SQL DBA
20 47 (2.54%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 688 (37.23%) .NET
2 335 (18.13%) AngularJS
3 286 (15.48%) HTML
4 264 (14.29%) ASP.NET
5 254 (13.74%) CSS
6 183 (9.90%) React
7 181 (9.79%) Web Services
8 172 (9.31%) XML
9 163 (8.82%) .NET Core
10 160 (8.66%) REST
11 155 (8.39%) JSON
12 136 (7.36%) .NET Framework
13 122 (6.60%) ASP.NET MVC
14 93 (5.03%) jQuery
15 86 (4.65%) ASP.NET Web API
16 83 (4.49%) WPF
17 81 (4.38%) WCF
18 71 (3.84%) HTML5
19 70 (3.79%) Entity Framework
19 70 (3.79%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 190 (10.28%) Analytical Skills
2 92 (4.98%) Greenfield Project
3 82 (4.44%) Hedge funds
4 56 (3.03%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 53 (2.87%) Data Structures
5 53 (2.87%) Equities
6 50 (2.71%) Fixed Income
7 35 (1.89%) Replication
8 29 (1.57%) Algorithms
8 29 (1.57%) User Experience
9 28 (1.52%) Management Information System
10 26 (1.41%) Derivative
10 26 (1.41%) Public Cloud
11 25 (1.35%) Data Centre
11 25 (1.35%) Self-Motivation
12 22 (1.19%) Clustering
13 19 (1.03%) NHS
14 18 (0.97%) W3C
15 16 (0.87%) N-Tier
15 16 (0.87%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 270 (14.61%) Windows
2 129 (6.98%) Linux
3 100 (5.41%) Windows Server
4 72 (3.90%) Windows Server 2012
5 54 (2.92%) Unix
6 40 (2.16%) Windows Server 2008
7 25 (1.35%) Windows 10
8 21 (1.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 16 (0.87%) Android
10 14 (0.76%) VMS
11 10 (0.54%) Windows 7
12 8 (0.43%) Windows Server 2003
13 7 (0.38%) Solaris
14 6 (0.32%) CentOS
15 5 (0.27%) AIX
16 2 (0.11%) Mac OS X
16 2 (0.11%) Windows XP
17 1 (0.054%) Apple iOS
17 1 (0.054%) Debian
17 1 (0.054%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 591 (31.98%) Agile Software Development
2 396 (21.43%) Business Intelligence
3 282 (15.26%) ETL
4 262 (14.18%) TDD
5 242 (13.10%) DevOps
6 203 (10.98%) Microservices
7 199 (10.77%) Migration
7 199 (10.77%) MVC
8 179 (9.69%) Scrum
9 177 (9.58%) Data Modelling
10 167 (9.04%) Analytics
11 165 (8.93%) Continuous Integration
12 153 (8.28%) OO
13 137 (7.41%) Problem-Solving
14 126 (6.82%) Test Automation
15 111 (6.01%) Data Analysis
15 111 (6.01%) Software Engineering
16 110 (5.95%) Visualisation
17 109 (5.90%) SDLC
18 105 (5.68%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 1,062 (57.47%) SQL
2 760 (41.13%) C#
3 382 (20.67%) JavaScript
4 314 (16.99%) T-SQL
5 216 (11.69%) Java
6 199 (10.77%) PowerShell
7 174 (9.42%) Python
8 105 (5.68%) PL/SQL
9 53 (2.87%) VBA
10 46 (2.49%) TypeScript
10 46 (2.49%) VB
11 41 (2.22%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
12 37 (2.00%) Scala
12 37 (2.00%) VB.NET
13 32 (1.73%) R
14 31 (1.68%) F#
15 28 (1.52%) Perl
16 24 (1.30%) C++
16 24 (1.30%) Ruby
17 21 (1.14%) C
Qualifications
1 144 (7.79%) Security Cleared
2 117 (6.33%) SC Cleared
3 82 (4.44%) Degree
4 40 (2.16%) Microsoft Certification
5 24 (1.30%) Computer Science Degree
6 21 (1.14%) DV Cleared
7 16 (0.87%) MCSA
8 15 (0.81%) MCSE
9 14 (0.76%) Citrix Certification
10 13 (0.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 11 (0.60%) CCA
12 6 (0.32%) ITIL Certification
13 5 (0.27%) ISEB
13 5 (0.27%) Master's Degree
13 5 (0.27%) MCITP
13 5 (0.27%) MCP
13 5 (0.27%) Numerate Degree
14 4 (0.22%) BC Cleared
14 4 (0.22%) ISTQB
14 4 (0.22%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 70 (3.79%) QA
2 39 (2.11%) Data Quality
3 24 (1.30%) GDPR
3 24 (1.30%) MiFID
3 24 (1.30%) WCAG
4 17 (0.92%) SLA
5 16 (0.87%) Solvency II
6 15 (0.81%) IFRS
7 9 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 7 (0.38%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 5 (0.27%) Government Security Classifications
10 4 (0.22%) COBIT
10 4 (0.22%) NCSC
11 3 (0.16%) Dodd-Frank
11 3 (0.16%) EMIR
11 3 (0.16%) PCI DSS
12 2 (0.11%) COREP
12 2 (0.11%) Cyber Essentials
12 2 (0.11%) FINREP
12 2 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 126 (6.82%) Active Directory
2 88 (4.76%) Docker
3 50 (2.71%) VMware Infrastructure
4 29 (1.57%) Virtual Machines
5 28 (1.52%) Hyper-V
6 23 (1.24%) VMware ESXi
7 18 (0.97%) Oracle RAC
8 13 (0.70%) XenApp
8 13 (0.70%) XenDesktop
9 12 (0.65%) HDFS
10 8 (0.43%) vSphere
11 7 (0.38%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
11 7 (0.38%) Microsoft App-V
12 5 (0.27%) Terminal Services
13 4 (0.22%) NFS
13 4 (0.22%) VMware Workstation
14 3 (0.16%) Postfix
15 2 (0.11%) LXC
15 2 (0.11%) Samba
15 2 (0.11%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 71 (3.84%) Kubernetes
2 47 (2.54%) SCCM
3 34 (1.84%) Ansible
3 34 (1.84%) Puppet
4 30 (1.62%) Terraform
5 29 (1.57%) Opscode Chef
6 14 (0.76%) Single Sign-On
7 13 (0.70%) Control-M
8 9 (0.49%) Hadoop YARN
8 9 (0.49%) MIIS
9 8 (0.43%) AirWatch
9 8 (0.43%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 8 (0.43%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 8 (0.43%) SCOM
10 7 (0.38%) Data Guard
10 7 (0.38%) Nagios
11 6 (0.32%) Nessus
12 5 (0.27%) CFEngine
12 5 (0.27%) HP SiteScope
12 5 (0.27%) WSUS
Vendors
1 666 (36.04%) Microsoft
2 361 (19.53%) Oracle
3 130 (7.03%) Tableau
4 85 (4.60%) Sybase
5 82 (4.44%) VMware
6 56 (3.03%) Red Hat
7 53 (2.87%) SAP
8 47 (2.54%) MuleSoft
9 44 (2.38%) Google
10 42 (2.27%) Axway
11 37 (2.00%) Citrix
12 33 (1.79%) Cognos
13 32 (1.73%) IBM
13 32 (1.73%) Splunk
14 31 (1.68%) Cisco
14 31 (1.68%) MicroStrategy
14 31 (1.68%) Remedy
15 26 (1.41%) Informatica
16 24 (1.30%) HP
17 23 (1.24%) Databricks