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 31 July 2015 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
SQL Server Architect
Rank 617 605 565
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -40
Contract jobs requiring a SQL Server Architect 3 6 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.005% 0.011% 0.027%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.006% 0.012% 0.030%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 9
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£463 £350 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.14% -36.36%
UK excluding London average daily rate £463 £350 £400
% change year-on-year
+32.14% -12.50%
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
52581 50525 47327
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.47% 92.45% 92.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 33383 30630 27733
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1941 1999 2141
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.56 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.65% -5.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.80 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

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
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 6 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 31 July 2015. 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 -28 3 £463 +32.14%
South East -11 2 £513 +46.42%
Bracknell - 2 £513 -
Berkshire - 2 £513 -
North West -26 1 £413 -
Manchester - 1 £413 -

SQL Server Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 5 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (80.00%) SQL
3 3 (60.00%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (40.00%) T-SQL
4 2 (40.00%) Finance
4 2 (40.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (20.00%) Marketing
5 1 (20.00%) Digital Marketing
5 1 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (20.00%) Unit Testing
5 1 (20.00%) Integration Testing
5 1 (20.00%) BusinessObjects XI
5 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (20.00%) Data Architecture
5 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (20.00%) System Integration Testing
5 1 (20.00%) Electronics
5 1 (20.00%) Telecoms
5 1 (20.00%) Manufacturing
5 1 (20.00%) Programme Management
5 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (20.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (20.00%) .NET
5 1 (20.00%) SAP
5 1 (20.00%) Data Modelling
5 1 (20.00%) ETL
5 1 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (20.00%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (20.00%) DTV

SQL Server Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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.

Business Applications
1 1 (20.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (60.00%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (40.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (20.00%) BusinessObjects XI
4 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (20.00%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 2 (40.00%) Finance
2 1 (20.00%) Manufacturing
2 1 (20.00%) Marketing
2 1 (20.00%) Electronics
2 1 (20.00%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) DTV
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (20.00%) Data Modelling
1 1 (20.00%) ETL
1 1 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) Programme Management
1 1 (20.00%) Digital Marketing
1 1 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 1 (20.00%) Unit Testing
1 1 (20.00%) Integration Testing
1 1 (20.00%) Data Architecture
1 1 (20.00%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (80.00%) SQL
2 2 (40.00%) T-SQL
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) SAP