Period
to 23 February 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in South 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 23 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)
London > South London
6 months to
23 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 24 64 55
Rank change year-on-year +40 -9 -23
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 83 60 80
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South London 9.05% 3.86% 4.49%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 34.58% 15.19% 15.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 54 69
South London median daily rate £450 £475 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +30.14% -8.75%
10th Percentile £323 £391 £300
90th Percentile £679 £538 £537
London median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South London median hourly rate - - -
London median hourly rate £35.00 £25.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year +37.25% -7.27% +36.68%

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 South London with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills.

All Database and Business Intelligence Skills
South London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills 240 395 516
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South London 26.17% 25.43% 28.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 203 305 391
South London median daily rate £495 £525 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.71% - +31.25%
10th Percentile £352 £410 £356
90th Percentile £635 £633 £650
London median daily rate £525 £525 £500
% change year-on-year - +5.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 3
South London median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
London median hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year +7.69% +18.18% -14.06%

SQL Server
Job Vacancy Trend in South London

Job postings citing SQL Server as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in South London.

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server in South London

SQL Server
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in South London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SQL Server in South London.

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL Server in South London

SQL Server
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in South London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server in South London over the 6 months to 23 February 2020.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SQL Server in South London

SQL Server
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in South London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server in South London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL Server in South London

SQL Server
Contract Job Locations in South 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 South London region over the 6 months to 23 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
Croydon +29 41 £516 +3.25% 11
Kingston Upon Thames - 12 £438 - 11
Wandsworth - 9 £345 -
Bromley +11 8 £425 -5.56% 7
Merton +2 6 £406 -9.72% 1
Sutton +7 4 £375 -16.67% 5
SQL Server
London

For the 6 months to 23 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 South London region with a requirement for SQL Server.

1 51 (61.45%) SQL
2 43 (51.81%) Agile Software Development
3 34 (40.96%) Azure
4 29 (34.94%) Microsoft
5 28 (33.73%) Java
6 26 (31.33%) T-SQL
7 25 (30.12%) C#
8 23 (27.71%) AWS
9 22 (26.51%) Security Cleared
9 22 (26.51%) .NET
9 22 (26.51%) Oracle
10 21 (25.30%) XML
11 20 (24.10%) SC Cleared
12 19 (22.89%) Business Intelligence
12 19 (22.89%) ETL
12 19 (22.89%) Hibernate
13 18 (21.69%) TDD
13 18 (21.69%) ActiveMQ
13 18 (21.69%) MVC
13 18 (21.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 17 (20.48%) PostgreSQL
14 17 (20.48%) Power BI
14 17 (20.48%) Power Platform
15 16 (19.28%) Apache Camel
15 16 (19.28%) JIRA
16 15 (18.07%) JSON
17 14 (16.87%) Red Hat
17 14 (16.87%) JBoss
17 14 (16.87%) PL/SQL
17 14 (16.87%) WebLogic

SQL Server
Co-occurring IT Skills in South 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 14 (16.87%) JBoss
1 14 (16.87%) Red Hat Fuse
1 14 (16.87%) WebLogic
2 13 (15.66%) MQSeries
3 12 (14.46%) Confluence
4 7 (8.43%) IIS
5 4 (4.82%) Apache
6 3 (3.61%) Sonic ESB
7 2 (2.41%) nginx
7 2 (2.41%) SharePoint
7 2 (2.41%) Tomcat
7 2 (2.41%) Umbraco
8 1 (1.20%) Cloud Foundry
8 1 (1.20%) CMS
8 1 (1.20%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (1.20%) Oracle Application Server
8 1 (1.20%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (1.20%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (1.20%) WordPress
Applications
1 2 (2.41%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.20%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.20%) Cognos Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.20%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.20%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 34 (40.96%) Azure
2 23 (27.71%) AWS
3 17 (20.48%) Power Platform
4 7 (8.43%) Azure Data Factory
5 3 (3.61%) Amazon EC2
5 3 (3.61%) Amazon SQS
5 3 (3.61%) Boomi
5 3 (3.61%) GitHub
6 2 (2.41%) Office 365
6 2 (2.41%) SaaS
7 1 (1.20%) Azure Functions
7 1 (1.20%) Azure Stack
7 1 (1.20%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (1.20%) IaaS
7 1 (1.20%) IBM Cloud
7 1 (1.20%) NuGet
7 1 (1.20%) PaaS
7 1 (1.20%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.41%) DHCP
1 2 (2.41%) DNS
1 2 (2.41%) Firewall
1 2 (2.41%) Network Security
1 2 (2.41%) SAN
1 2 (2.41%) SMTP
2 1 (1.20%) Extranet
2 1 (1.20%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (21.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 17 (20.48%) PostgreSQL
2 17 (20.48%) Power BI
3 11 (13.25%) Data Warehouse
4 9 (10.84%) Azure SQL Database
4 9 (10.84%) Relational Database
5 8 (9.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 7 (8.43%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 5 (6.02%) Oracle Database
7 5 (6.02%) RDBMS
8 4 (4.82%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
8 4 (4.82%) MySQL
8 4 (4.82%) Oracle Database 11g
8 4 (4.82%) SQL Server 2008
8 4 (4.82%) SQL Server 2012
9 3 (3.61%) Amazon RDS
9 3 (3.61%) NoSQL
10 2 (2.41%) MongoDB
10 2 (2.41%) QlikView
10 2 (2.41%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 16 (19.28%) JIRA
2 9 (10.84%) Git (software)
3 7 (8.43%) Jenkins
3 7 (8.43%) JUnit
4 6 (7.23%) Maven
5 5 (6.02%) GitLab
5 5 (6.02%) Mockito
6 3 (3.61%) DbUnit
6 3 (3.61%) jMock
6 3 (3.61%) Postman
6 3 (3.61%) SonarQube
6 3 (3.61%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 2 (2.41%) Eclipse
7 2 (2.41%) IntelliJ
8 1 (1.20%) Fiddler
8 1 (1.20%) Mocha
8 1 (1.20%) Selenium
8 1 (1.20%) Toad
8 1 (1.20%) Visual Studio
8 1 (1.20%) WebDriver
General
1 7 (8.43%) Finance
2 3 (3.61%) Law
2 3 (3.61%) Retail
3 2 (2.41%) Public Sector
4 1 (1.20%) Banking
4 1 (1.20%) Electronics
4 1 (1.20%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.20%) Marketing
4 1 (1.20%) Publishing
4 1 (1.20%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 39 (46.99%) Developer
2 15 (18.07%) .NET Developer
2 15 (18.07%) Architect
3 10 (12.05%) Applications Architect
4 9 (10.84%) Senior Developer
5 7 (8.43%) Cloud Architect
5 7 (8.43%) Java Developer
5 7 (8.43%) Senior .NET Developer
6 6 (7.23%) Analyst
7 5 (6.02%) ETL Developer
7 5 (6.02%) SQL Developer
8 4 (4.82%) Angular Developer
8 4 (4.82%) Business Intelligence Analyst
8 4 (4.82%) Technical Architect
9 3 (3.61%) C# .NET Developer
9 3 (3.61%) Full Stack Developer
9 3 (3.61%) Power BI Developer
9 3 (3.61%) SC Cleared Java Developer
9 3 (3.61%) Software Engineer
9 3 (3.61%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (26.51%) .NET
2 21 (25.30%) XML
3 19 (22.89%) Hibernate
4 18 (21.69%) ActiveMQ
5 16 (19.28%) Apache Camel
6 15 (18.07%) JSON
7 14 (16.87%) REST
8 13 (15.66%) AngularJS
8 13 (15.66%) MSMQ
8 13 (15.66%) RabbitMQ
9 12 (14.46%) Web Services
10 11 (13.25%) SOAP
11 10 (12.05%) HTML
12 9 (10.84%) ASP.NET
13 8 (9.64%) CSS
13 8 (9.64%) RESTful
14 7 (8.43%) .NET Core
14 7 (8.43%) Node.js
14 7 (8.43%) Spring
15 6 (7.23%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 11 (13.25%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (8.43%) Greenfield Project
3 3 (3.61%) Management Information System
3 3 (3.61%) User Experience
4 2 (2.41%) Data Structures
4 2 (2.41%) NHS
4 2 (2.41%) N-Tier
4 2 (2.41%) Spread Betting
5 1 (1.20%) Clustering
5 1 (1.20%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.20%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 3 (3.61%) Linux
2 2 (2.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (2.41%) Windows
2 2 (2.41%) Windows Server
3 1 (1.20%) CentOS
3 1 (1.20%) Debian
3 1 (1.20%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (51.81%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (22.89%) Business Intelligence
2 19 (22.89%) ETL
3 18 (21.69%) MVC
3 18 (21.69%) TDD
4 14 (16.87%) DevOps
5 12 (14.46%) Waterfall
6 11 (13.25%) Data Analysis
6 11 (13.25%) Data Modelling
6 11 (13.25%) Microservices
6 11 (13.25%) SDLC
7 10 (12.05%) Sprint Planning
8 9 (10.84%) CRM
8 9 (10.84%) Fintech
8 9 (10.84%) Kimball Methodology
9 8 (9.64%) Dimensional Modelling
9 8 (9.64%) SOLID
9 8 (9.64%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 7 (8.43%) Project Management
10 7 (8.43%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 51 (61.45%) SQL
2 28 (33.73%) Java
3 26 (31.33%) T-SQL
4 25 (30.12%) C#
5 14 (16.87%) PL/SQL
6 13 (15.66%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
7 8 (9.64%) JavaScript
7 8 (9.64%) PowerShell
8 4 (4.82%) TypeScript
9 3 (3.61%) ANSI SQL
9 3 (3.61%) Go
10 2 (2.41%) ES6
10 2 (2.41%) Java 8
10 2 (2.41%) Python
10 2 (2.41%) VB
10 2 (2.41%) VBScript
11 1 (1.20%) Bash Shell
11 1 (1.20%) PHP
11 1 (1.20%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 22 (26.51%) Security Cleared
2 20 (24.10%) SC Cleared
3 3 (3.61%) Degree
4 2 (2.41%) DV Cleared
4 2 (2.41%) MCSA
4 2 (2.41%) MCSE
4 2 (2.41%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (2.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.23%) QA
2 1 (1.20%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (6.02%) Docker
2 3 (3.61%) Postfix
3 2 (2.41%) Active Directory
3 2 (2.41%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 3 (3.61%) Kubernetes
2 2 (2.41%) Nessus
2 2 (2.41%) Terraform
2 2 (2.41%) WSUS
3 1 (1.20%) Ansible
3 1 (1.20%) Data Guard
3 1 (1.20%) Grafana
3 1 (1.20%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.20%) Packer
3 1 (1.20%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 29 (34.94%) Microsoft
2 22 (26.51%) Oracle
3 14 (16.87%) Red Hat
4 13 (15.66%) Axway
4 13 (15.66%) MuleSoft
4 13 (15.66%) Sybase
5 3 (3.61%) Dell
5 3 (3.61%) IBM
5 3 (3.61%) Tableau
6 2 (2.41%) Cisco
6 2 (2.41%) DevExpress
6 2 (2.41%) Juniper
6 2 (2.41%) Veeam
6 2 (2.41%) VMware
7 1 (1.20%) Cognos
7 1 (1.20%) SAP
7 1 (1.20%) Sparx