The table below looks at the statistics for the SQL Server Architect role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SQL Server Architect in their job title over the 3 months to 21 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 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.

Location
3 months to
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SQL Server Architect
Rank 614 576 581
Rank change year-on-year
-38 +5
Contract jobs requiring a SQL Server Architect 4 10 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.007% 0.019% 0.009%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.008% 0.021% 0.010%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 10 4
Average daily rate
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£425 £550 £356
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.72% +54.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £349 £436 £329
10% offered a daily rate of more than £565 £550 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £420 £375
% change year-on-year
-21.42% +12.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average 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
52814 48754 52062
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 90.71% 92.76% 93.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 32941 29468 29352
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2104 2105 2558
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £39.50 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -5.71%

SQL Server Architect
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server Architect in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

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 21 October 2014.

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 8 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server Architect within the UK over the 3 months to 21 October 2014. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -36 3 £513 -6.81% 1
London -15 2 £513 -6.81% 1
City of London +22 1 £425 -15.00% 1
East of England - - - -
Essex - - - -
Suffolk - - - -
Brentwood - - - -
Ipswich - - - -

SQL Server Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited SQL Server Architect in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with SQL Server Architect in their job title.

1 9 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (55.56%) SQL
3 4 (44.44%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (44.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 3 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (33.33%) Oracle
5 2 (22.22%) T-SQL
5 2 (22.22%) DB2
5 2 (22.22%) ETL
5 2 (22.22%) Performance Tuning
6 1 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (11.11%) Oracle Database
6 1 (11.11%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (11.11%) MDX
6 1 (11.11%) Load Balancing
6 1 (11.11%) WCF
6 1 (11.11%) Credit Risk
6 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared
6 1 (11.11%) Data Architecture
6 1 (11.11%) PerformancePoint
6 1 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (11.11%) Hadoop
6 1 (11.11%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (11.11%) iPad
6 1 (11.11%) Data Mart
6 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (11.11%) Agile Software Development

SQL Server Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited SQL Server Architect in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with SQL Server Architect in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (11.11%) SharePoint
1 1 (11.11%) SharePoint Server
1 1 (11.11%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 1 (11.11%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (44.44%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (44.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (22.22%) DB2
5 1 (11.11%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (11.11%) Oracle Database
5 1 (11.11%) MySQL
5 1 (11.11%) Data Mart
5 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (11.11%) PerformancePoint
5 1 (11.11%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (11.11%) Finance
1 1 (11.11%) Banking
1 1 (11.11%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) .NET
1 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET
1 1 (11.11%) MDX
1 1 (11.11%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Credit Risk
1 1 (11.11%) iPad
1 1 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (22.22%) ETL
1 2 (22.22%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (11.11%) ITIL
2 1 (11.11%) E-Commerce
2 1 (11.11%) Data Modelling
2 1 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (11.11%) Migration
2 1 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (11.11%) TDD
2 1 (11.11%) Load Balancing
2 1 (11.11%) Data Architecture
Programming Languages
1 5 (55.56%) SQL
2 2 (22.22%) T-SQL
3 1 (11.11%) VB.NET
3 1 (11.11%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 3 (33.33%) Oracle
1 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (11.11%) Cognos