The table below looks at the statistics for the SQL Server Developer 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 Developer in their job title over the 3 months to 3 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
SQL Server Developer
Rank 494 475 403
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -72
Contract jobs requiring a SQL Server Developer 119 117 154
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.21% 0.22% 0.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.23% 0.24% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 102 91 88
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£370 £350 £383
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -8.49%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
- +8.33%
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
51627 49001 45588
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.46% 92.58% 92.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 32558 29967 26404
Average daily rate £400 £395 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.26% -1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £238
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 1943 1955 2128
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -10.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.29 £38.59 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -7.14%

SQL Server Developer
Jobs Demand Trend

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

SQL Server Developer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

SQL Server Developer
Daily Rate Trend

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

SQL Server Developer Daily Rate Trend in the UK

SQL Server Developer
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SQL Server Developer within the UK over the 3 months to 3 July 2015.

SQL Server Developer Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

SQL Server Developer
Hourly Rate Trend

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

SQL Server Developer Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

SQL Server Developer
Top 30 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 Developer within the UK over the 3 months to 3 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 -37 103 £375 +7.14% 33
London -10 54 £450 - 17
City of London +2 25 £456 +12.30% 10
North West -7 10 £325 - 3
Yorkshire -21 10 £303 -1.22% 2
Scotland +8 9 £325 +6.12% 1
South West -11 9 £350 +16.66% 2
South East -17 8 £308 -3.90% 5
West Yorkshire -19 7 £309 +0.81% 2
Leeds -22 6 £315 +0.80% 1
Glasgow +4 5 £305 -9.62% 1
South Wales - 5 £518 -
Wales - 5 £518 -
Manchester -5 4 £348 - 2
West Midlands -7 4 £250 -16.31% 2
Edinburgh +4 3 £375 -
Bristol +1 3 £423 +20.71%
East Midlands -5 3 £315 -35.87% 1
South Yorkshire -12 3 £303 -
Oxford -12 3 £305 -
North East -19 3 £325 +1.56% 1
Oxfordshire -23 3 £305 -2.40%
Cheshire - 3 £323 - 1
Newport - 3 £524 -
Hampshire +3 2 £313 -0.79%
Wiltshire -1 2 £324 -
Birmingham -2 2 £406 - 1
East of England -4 2 £380 -5.00%
Warwickshire -5 2 £183 -36.52%
Surrey -7 2 £290 -14.07%

SQL Server Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited SQL Server Developer 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 Developer in their job title.

1 231 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 153 (66.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 143 (61.90%) SQL
4 103 (44.59%) T-SQL
4 103 (44.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 81 (35.06%) SQL Server 2008
6 78 (33.77%) Business Intelligence
7 70 (30.30%) ETL
7 70 (30.30%) Data Warehouse
8 67 (29.00%) Microsoft
9 65 (28.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 60 (25.97%) Finance
11 55 (23.81%) Agile Software Development
12 50 (21.65%) C#
13 49 (21.21%) .NET
14 42 (18.18%) SQL Server 2012
15 32 (13.85%) MS Excel
16 31 (13.42%) Scrum
17 30 (12.99%) Banking
18 25 (10.82%) NHS
19 22 (9.52%) Migration
20 21 (9.09%) Oracle
21 19 (8.23%) Analytics
22 18 (7.79%) Investment Banking
22 18 (7.79%) Team Foundation Server
23 17 (7.36%) XML
24 16 (6.93%) VBA
24 16 (6.93%) RDBMS
24 16 (6.93%) Performance Tuning
24 16 (6.93%) Relational Database

SQL Server Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited SQL Server Developer 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 Developer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 7 (3.03%) SharePoint
2 4 (1.73%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (0.43%) IIS
3 1 (0.43%) IBM Notes
3 1 (0.43%) SAS
3 1 (0.43%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (0.43%) DNN
3 1 (0.43%) WordPress
3 1 (0.43%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 32 (13.85%) MS Excel
2 8 (3.46%) MS Office
3 1 (0.43%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 4 (1.73%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (1.30%) Markit EDM
3 2 (0.87%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.30%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 231 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 153 (66.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 103 (44.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 81 (35.06%) SQL Server 2008
5 70 (30.30%) Data Warehouse
6 65 (28.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 42 (18.18%) SQL Server 2012
8 16 (6.93%) Relational Database
8 16 (6.93%) RDBMS
9 15 (6.49%) SQL Server 2005
10 13 (5.63%) QlikView
11 12 (5.19%) MS Access
12 10 (4.33%) MySQL
13 9 (3.90%) ProClarity
13 9 (3.90%) OLAP
14 8 (3.46%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 7 (3.03%) DTS
15 7 (3.03%) SQL Server 2000
16 6 (2.60%) SSDT
17 4 (1.73%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 18 (7.79%) Team Foundation Server
2 15 (6.49%) Visual Studio
3 8 (3.46%) Subversion
3 8 (3.46%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 4 (1.73%) ERwin
5 3 (1.30%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
6 2 (0.87%) Git (software)
6 2 (0.87%) Maven
6 2 (0.87%) JIRA
7 1 (0.43%) Oracle APEX
7 1 (0.43%) Selenium
7 1 (0.43%) NUnit
7 1 (0.43%) CruiseControl
7 1 (0.43%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 1 (0.43%) Oracle Forms
7 1 (0.43%) SoapUI
General
1 60 (25.97%) Finance
2 30 (12.99%) Banking
3 18 (7.79%) Investment Banking
4 15 (6.49%) Retail
5 9 (3.90%) Financial Institution
6 8 (3.46%) Front Office
7 5 (2.16%) Back Office
7 5 (2.16%) Manufacturing
7 5 (2.16%) Marketing
8 4 (1.73%) Electronics
8 4 (1.73%) Telecoms
9 3 (1.30%) Law
10 1 (0.43%) Publishing
10 1 (0.43%) Billing
10 1 (0.43%) General Ledger
10 1 (0.43%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (21.21%) .NET
2 17 (7.36%) XML
3 14 (6.06%) MDX
4 12 (5.19%) ASP.NET
5 8 (3.46%) Web Services
5 8 (3.46%) HTML
5 8 (3.46%) CSS
6 4 (1.73%) JSP
6 4 (1.73%) Servlets
6 4 (1.73%) DHTML
6 4 (1.73%) EJB
6 4 (1.73%) XSL
6 4 (1.73%) Hibernate
7 3 (1.30%) Struts
7 3 (1.30%) J2EE
7 3 (1.30%) JAXB
7 3 (1.30%) ASP.NET MVC
7 3 (1.30%) jQuery
7 3 (1.30%) JSON
7 3 (1.30%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 25 (10.82%) NHS
2 15 (6.49%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (4.76%) Replication
3 11 (4.76%) Fixed Income
4 9 (3.90%) Mainframe
5 8 (3.46%) Clustering
6 7 (3.03%) Interest Rate Derivative
7 6 (2.60%) Management Information System
7 6 (2.60%) Derivative
7 6 (2.60%) Mathematics
8 5 (2.16%) Visualisation
9 4 (1.73%) Hedge funds
9 4 (1.73%) Equities
9 4 (1.73%) DTV
10 3 (1.30%) N-Tier
10 3 (1.30%) Data Structures
10 3 (1.30%) Algorithms
11 2 (0.87%) Data Integration
11 2 (0.87%) Statistics
11 2 (0.87%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 12 (5.19%) Windows
2 2 (0.87%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (33.77%) Business Intelligence
2 70 (30.30%) ETL
3 55 (23.81%) Agile Software Development
4 31 (13.42%) Scrum
5 22 (9.52%) Migration
6 19 (8.23%) Analytics
7 16 (6.93%) Performance Tuning
8 14 (6.06%) Data Migration
9 13 (5.63%) Data Modelling
10 12 (5.19%) Kimball Methodology
11 10 (4.33%) Asset Management
12 9 (3.90%) Data Management
12 9 (3.90%) Business Analysis
12 9 (3.90%) Configuration Management
13 8 (3.46%) TDD
13 8 (3.46%) Data Mapping
14 7 (3.03%) Continuous Integration
14 7 (3.03%) SDLC
15 6 (2.60%) Dimensional Modelling
15 6 (2.60%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 143 (61.90%) SQL
2 103 (44.59%) T-SQL
3 50 (21.65%) C#
4 16 (6.93%) VBA
5 11 (4.76%) VB.NET
6 10 (4.33%) PowerShell
7 9 (3.90%) Java
8 8 (3.46%) JavaScript
9 5 (2.16%) PL/SQL
10 3 (1.30%) C
10 3 (1.30%) VB
10 3 (1.30%) R
10 3 (1.30%) Python
11 2 (0.87%) Perl
12 1 (0.43%) PHP
12 1 (0.43%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.43%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Qualifications
1 8 (3.46%) MCDBA
1 8 (3.46%) Microsoft Certification
1 8 (3.46%) SC Cleared
1 8 (3.46%) Security Cleared
2 7 (3.03%) MCITP
3 3 (1.30%) Degree
4 1 (0.43%) Sun Certification
4 1 (0.43%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 3 (1.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (0.87%) QA
2 2 (0.87%) Solvency II
3 1 (0.43%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.43%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (0.43%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (1.30%) Control-M
2 1 (0.43%) Foglight
Vendors
1 67 (29.00%) Microsoft
2 21 (9.09%) Oracle
3 11 (4.76%) Cognos
4 9 (3.90%) Business Objects
5 8 (3.46%) SAP
6 7 (3.03%) Tableau
7 6 (2.60%) Sybase
8 1 (0.43%) Sun
8 1 (0.43%) Lotus
8 1 (0.43%) Greenplum
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