The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had SQL Server Architect featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 2 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
2 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
SQL Server Architect
Rank 617 611 603
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -8
Contract jobs requiring a SQL Server Architect 24 24 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.043% 0.042% 0.049%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.045% 0.045% 0.052%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 19 16
Median daily rate £425 £460 £483
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.60% -4.66%
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £450 £475
% change year-on-year
-5.55% -5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
52905 53749 52268
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.91% 94.76% 94.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 34482 32631 31888
Median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1534 2150 2151
Median hourly rate £17.56 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.34% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+6.98% -1.02%

SQL Server Architect
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured SQL Server Architect in the job title.

SQL Server Architect Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

SQL Server Architect
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SQL Server Architect within the UK.

SQL Server Architect Daily Rate Trend in the UK

SQL Server Architect
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SQL Server Architect within the UK over the 3 months to 2 May 2016.

SQL Server Architect Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

SQL Server Architect
Hourly Rate Trend

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

SQL Server Architect Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

SQL Server Architect
Top 19 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server Architect within the UK over the 3 months to 2 May 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -3 20 £425 -7.60% 3
South East -4 12 £425 -10.52% 1
Brighton +12 9 £425 +9.32%
East Sussex +4 9 £425 +9.32%
London -29 6 £563 +4.65%
Edinburgh - 4 £450 -
Scotland - 4 £450 -
City of London +33 1 £500 -9.09%
Hampshire -1 1 £425 -13.26%
South West -4 1 £750 -
Dorset -6 1 £750 -
Bournemouth -7 1 £750 -
Basingstoke -12 1 £425 -13.26%
Manchester - 1 - - 1
Berkshire - 1 - -
Buckinghamshire - 1 - -
Reading - 1 - -
Amersham - 1 - -
North West - 1 - - 1

SQL Server Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 May 2016, SQL Server Architect contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring SQL Server Architect in the job title.

1 42 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 23 (54.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 17 (40.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 17 (40.48%) Microsoft
4 15 (35.71%) .NET
5 14 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
6 12 (28.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 12 (28.57%) Data Warehouse
7 11 (26.19%) Oracle
8 10 (23.81%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 10 (23.81%) JavaScript
8 10 (23.81%) Business Intelligence
8 10 (23.81%) MVC
8 10 (23.81%) NoSQL
9 8 (19.05%) SQL Server 2014
10 7 (16.67%) Data Quality
10 7 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
10 7 (16.67%) SQL
11 6 (14.29%) MS Excel
11 6 (14.29%) Data Modelling
11 6 (14.29%) ETL
11 6 (14.29%) Finance
11 6 (14.29%) Oracle Database
12 5 (11.90%) HDInsight
12 5 (11.90%) SQL Server 2012
12 5 (11.90%) Data Architecture
12 5 (11.90%) Oracle Database 11g
12 5 (11.90%) Windows
13 4 (9.52%) SOA
13 4 (9.52%) SharePoint

SQL Server Architect Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills 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 4 (9.52%) SharePoint
1 4 (9.52%) SharePoint 2013
2 2 (4.76%) IIS
2 2 (4.76%) Mule
3 1 (2.38%) Confluence
3 1 (2.38%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (2.38%) WebSphere
Applications
1 6 (14.29%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.38%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 7 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (7.14%) Office 365
3 1 (2.38%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.76%) FTP
1 2 (4.76%) HTTP
2 1 (2.38%) Firewall
2 1 (2.38%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 23 (54.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 17 (40.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 12 (28.57%) Data Warehouse
4 12 (28.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 10 (23.81%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 10 (23.81%) NoSQL
6 8 (19.05%) SQL Server 2014
7 6 (14.29%) Oracle Database
8 5 (11.90%) HDInsight
8 5 (11.90%) Oracle Database 11g
8 5 (11.90%) SQL Server 2012
9 3 (7.14%) SQL Server 2008
10 2 (4.76%) OLTP
10 2 (4.76%) Power BI
11 1 (2.38%) BusinessObjects
11 1 (2.38%) Data Mining
11 1 (2.38%) Hadoop
11 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Power View
11 1 (2.38%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 2 (4.76%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (2.38%) ERwin
2 1 (2.38%) Git (software)
2 1 (2.38%) JIRA
2 1 (2.38%) Subversion
2 1 (2.38%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (2.38%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (14.29%) Finance
2 1 (2.38%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (2.38%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (35.71%) .NET
2 4 (9.52%) MDX
3 3 (7.14%) .NET Framework
3 3 (7.14%) Middleware
3 3 (7.14%) Web Services
4 1 (2.38%) IBM Integration Bus
4 1 (2.38%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.14%) Hybrid Cloud
2 2 (4.76%) Computer Science
2 2 (4.76%) Data Centre
2 2 (4.76%) Data Integration
3 1 (2.38%) Minimum Viable Product
3 1 (2.38%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.38%) Reference Data
3 1 (2.38%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 5 (11.90%) Windows
2 2 (4.76%) Unix
3 1 (2.38%) Linux
3 1 (2.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (2.38%) Windows Server
3 1 (2.38%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (2.38%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (23.81%) Business Intelligence
2 10 (23.81%) MVC
3 6 (14.29%) Data Modelling
3 6 (14.29%) ETL
4 5 (11.90%) Data Architecture
5 4 (9.52%) Analytics
5 4 (9.52%) SOA
5 4 (9.52%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (9.52%) Technical Architecture
6 3 (7.14%) Business Process Improvement
6 3 (7.14%) Content Enrichment
6 3 (7.14%) Data Analytics
6 3 (7.14%) EAI
6 3 (7.14%) OO
6 3 (7.14%) UML
7 2 (4.76%) Application Discovery
7 2 (4.76%) Change Control
7 2 (4.76%) Data Governance
7 2 (4.76%) Dimensional Modelling
Programming Languages
1 10 (23.81%) JavaScript
2 7 (16.67%) SQL
3 4 (9.52%) C#
4 3 (7.14%) Java
4 3 (7.14%) PowerShell
5 2 (4.76%) T-SQL
6 1 (2.38%) AWK
6 1 (2.38%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
6 1 (2.38%) Lua
6 1 (2.38%) Perl
6 1 (2.38%) Python
6 1 (2.38%) sed
6 1 (2.38%) Shell Script
6 1 (2.38%) VBA
Qualifications
1 4 (9.52%) Degree
2 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (16.67%) Data Quality
2 1 (2.38%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (2.38%) Solvency II
Vendors
1 17 (40.48%) Microsoft
2 11 (26.19%) Oracle
3 3 (7.14%) PeopleSoft
3 3 (7.14%) Tableau
4 2 (4.76%) Netezza
4 2 (4.76%) Salesforce.com
4 2 (4.76%) SAP
5 1 (2.38%) Ab Initio
5 1 (2.38%) Informatica
5 1 (2.38%) NetApp
5 1 (2.38%) Red Hat
5 1 (2.38%) Sybase
5 1 (2.38%) VMware
5 1 (2.38%) webMethods