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 5 December 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
5 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
SQL Server Architect
Rank 620 613 626
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +13
Contract jobs requiring a SQL Server Architect 7 24 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.014% 0.044% 0.040%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.015% 0.046% 0.043%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 12 18
Median daily rate £463 £605 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.55% +34.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £451 £409
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £783 £565
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £600 £463
% change year-on-year
-20.83% +29.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £82.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £82.00

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
47494 51855 53478
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.64% 94.80% 93.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 31084 33012 33811
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £580 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.31% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1664 2028 2194
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £43.00 £37.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.77
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +7.79%

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 5 December 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 10 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 5 December 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 -12 6 £450 -25.61% 2
London -5 2 £450 -43.75%
East of England - 2 £475 -
Hertfordshire - 2 £475 -
Derbyshire +2 1 £425 -
East Midlands -6 1 £425 - 1
Derby - 1 £425 -
Cardiff - 1 £575 -
South Wales - 1 £575 -
Wales - 1 £575 -

SQL Server Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 December 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 17 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 8 (47.06%) Data Warehouse
3 7 (41.18%) Data Modelling
4 6 (35.29%) Microsoft
4 6 (35.29%) SQL
4 6 (35.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 6 (35.29%) Team Foundation Server
5 5 (29.41%) Finance
5 5 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (29.41%) C#
5 5 (29.41%) .NET
5 5 (29.41%) ETL
5 5 (29.41%) Business Intelligence
6 4 (23.53%) TDD
6 4 (23.53%) Scrum
6 4 (23.53%) VB.NET
7 3 (17.65%) SQL Server 2014
7 3 (17.65%) Relational Database
7 3 (17.65%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (17.65%) Microsoft Azure
7 3 (17.65%) BusinessObjects
7 3 (17.65%) Oracle
8 2 (11.76%) T-SQL
8 2 (11.76%) Crystal Reports
8 2 (11.76%) Windows
8 2 (11.76%) OO
8 2 (11.76%) Active Directory
8 2 (11.76%) RDBMS
8 2 (11.76%) Migration
8 2 (11.76%) VMware

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 1 (5.88%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 1 (5.88%) MS Excel
1 1 (5.88%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (5.88%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 3 (17.65%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (5.88%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.88%) DHCP
1 1 (5.88%) DNS
1 1 (5.88%) HTTP
1 1 (5.88%) Remote Desktop
1 1 (5.88%) VLAN
1 1 (5.88%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 8 (47.06%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (35.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (17.65%) BusinessObjects
4 3 (17.65%) Relational Database
4 3 (17.65%) SQL Server 2014
5 2 (11.76%) Crystal Reports
5 2 (11.76%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
5 2 (11.76%) RDBMS
5 2 (11.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (5.88%) Big Data
6 1 (5.88%) DTS
6 1 (5.88%) InterSystems Cache
6 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 1 (5.88%) OLAP
6 1 (5.88%) PowerPivot
6 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2016
6 1 (5.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 6 (35.29%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (5.88%) JIRA
2 1 (5.88%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (29.41%) Finance
2 1 (5.88%) Advertising
2 1 (5.88%) Legal
2 1 (5.88%) Manufacturing
2 1 (5.88%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (29.41%) .NET
2 1 (5.88%) .NET Framework
2 1 (5.88%) ASP.NET
2 1 (5.88%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (5.88%) CSS
2 1 (5.88%) CSS3
2 1 (5.88%) Entity Framework
2 1 (5.88%) HTML
2 1 (5.88%) HTML5
2 1 (5.88%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 3 (17.65%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.88%) Data Integration
2 1 (5.88%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.76%) Windows
2 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (41.18%) Data Modelling
2 5 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (29.41%) Business Intelligence
2 5 (29.41%) ETL
3 4 (23.53%) Scrum
3 4 (23.53%) TDD
4 2 (11.76%) Data Governance
4 2 (11.76%) Data Mapping
4 2 (11.76%) Data Migration
4 2 (11.76%) ETL Development
4 2 (11.76%) Migration
4 2 (11.76%) OO
4 2 (11.76%) Performance Management
5 1 (5.88%) Data Analysis
5 1 (5.88%) Data Architecture
5 1 (5.88%) Data Entry
5 1 (5.88%) Network Design
5 1 (5.88%) Performance Analysis
5 1 (5.88%) Server Building
5 1 (5.88%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (35.29%) SQL
2 5 (29.41%) C#
3 4 (23.53%) VB.NET
4 2 (11.76%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (11.76%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.88%) Degree
2 1 (5.88%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.76%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (11.76%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 1 (5.88%) Virtual Servers
2 1 (5.88%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (5.88%) SCCM
Vendors
1 6 (35.29%) Microsoft
2 3 (17.65%) Oracle
3 2 (11.76%) VMware
4 1 (5.88%) HP
4 1 (5.88%) Siemens