The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had SQL Server Developer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 28 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
28 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
SQL Server Developer
Rank 453 345 321
Rank change year-on-year
-108 -24
Contract jobs requiring a SQL Server Developer 207 339 310
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.38% 0.61% 0.59%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.40% 0.65% 0.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 156 251 231
Median daily rate £375 £360 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £273 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £318
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +2.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 7
Median hourly rate £43.57 £48.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.22% +37.14%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £48.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +37.14%

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
51670 52282 49893
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.76% 94.71% 94.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 33730 32289 30871
Median daily rate £425 £400 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1487 2076 2100
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £40.33 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.95 £16.16 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+11.04% -2.06%

SQL Server Developer
Jobs Demand Trend

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

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 28 May 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server Developer within the UK over the 3 months to 28 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 -87 197 £375 +3.44% 72
London -75 81 £450 - 26
South East +4 45 £388 +10.71% 14
North West -7 18 £325 - 11
Yorkshire -8 18 £350 +11.11% 11
South West -12 12 £340 -1.44% 3
South Yorkshire -3 10 £375 +19.52%
City of London +5 9 £413 -8.33% 8
West Midlands -7 9 £368 +22.50% 3
Sheffield -12 9 £375 +19.04%
Surrey -15 9 £388 +1.63% 1
Hampshire -2 8 £350 +39.30% 3
Bristol +3 7 £340 -9.03% 1
Cheshire -6 7 £325 +11.58% 3
Manchester -18 7 £275 -15.38% 5
West Yorkshire -23 7 £349 +7.38% 8
Oxfordshire +12 6 £413 +29.92% 6
East Midlands +12 6 £130 -57.72% 4
East Sussex +10 6 £425 +39.34%
Brighton +2 6 £425 +39.34%
East of England 0 6 £325 -18.75%
Kent -10 6 £413 +22.22% 2
Leeds -23 6 £350 +7.69% 6
Crawley 0 5 £351 -
Wales -1 5 £315 -32.25% 1
South Wales -10 5 £315 -32.25% 1
West Sussex -19 5 £351 -
Coventry - 5 £355 -
Oxford +4 4 £450 +45.16% 2
Leicestershire +1 4 £130 -56.66% 2

SQL Server Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 May 2016, SQL Server Developer 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 Developer in the job title.

1 479 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 269 (56.16%) SQL
3 229 (47.81%) .NET
4 209 (43.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 201 (41.96%) C#
6 166 (34.66%) T-SQL
7 157 (32.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 157 (32.78%) Microsoft
8 119 (24.84%) Business Intelligence
9 117 (24.43%) Data Warehouse
10 115 (24.01%) MVC
11 111 (23.17%) Agile Software Development
11 111 (23.17%) ASP.NET
12 105 (21.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 103 (21.50%) Finance
14 102 (21.29%) ETL
15 84 (17.54%) JavaScript
16 80 (16.70%) SQL Server 2008
17 72 (15.03%) ASP.NET MVC
17 72 (15.03%) MS Excel
18 68 (14.20%) SQL Server 2012
18 68 (14.20%) .NET Framework
19 59 (12.32%) Web Services
20 58 (12.11%) Team Foundation Server
21 57 (11.90%) Data Modelling
22 53 (11.06%) jQuery
23 52 (10.86%) Performance Tuning
24 51 (10.65%) WCF
24 51 (10.65%) HTML
25 48 (10.02%) Visual Studio

SQL Server Developer 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 16 (3.34%) SharePoint
2 11 (2.30%) IIS
3 4 (0.84%) Apache
3 4 (0.84%) BizTalk Server
3 4 (0.84%) CMS
3 4 (0.84%) SharePoint 2010
3 4 (0.84%) Tomcat
4 3 (0.63%) Apache Spark
4 3 (0.63%) MS Exchange
4 3 (0.63%) Node.js
4 3 (0.63%) SharePoint 2013
4 3 (0.63%) Umbraco
5 1 (0.21%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.21%) JBoss
5 1 (0.21%) Moodle
5 1 (0.21%) Oracle Workflow
5 1 (0.21%) SAS
5 1 (0.21%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 72 (15.03%) MS Excel
2 3 (0.63%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (0.42%) MS Office
3 2 (0.42%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.21%) MS Project
4 1 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (1.25%) RMDS
2 3 (0.63%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.63%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.42%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 2 (0.42%) PeopleSoft HRMS
4 1 (0.21%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.21%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 17 (3.55%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (0.63%) IaaS
2 3 (0.63%) PaaS
3 1 (0.21%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.21%) Force.com
3 1 (0.21%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (0.84%) Internet
2 3 (0.63%) Network Security
3 2 (0.42%) HTTP
3 2 (0.42%) Kerberos
4 1 (0.21%) FTP
4 1 (0.21%) LDAP
4 1 (0.21%) Modbus
4 1 (0.21%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 479 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 209 (43.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 157 (32.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 117 (24.43%) Data Warehouse
5 105 (21.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 80 (16.70%) SQL Server 2008
7 68 (14.20%) SQL Server 2012
8 32 (6.68%) SQL Server 2014
9 25 (5.22%) NoSQL
10 21 (4.38%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 21 (4.38%) SQL Server 2005
11 20 (4.18%) Relational Database
12 12 (2.51%) QlikView
13 10 (2.09%) Apache Cassandra
13 10 (2.09%) Big Data
14 9 (1.88%) BusinessObjects
14 9 (1.88%) OLAP
14 9 (1.88%) SSDT
15 8 (1.67%) PowerPivot
16 7 (1.46%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 58 (12.11%) Team Foundation Server
2 48 (10.02%) Visual Studio
3 16 (3.34%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 16 (3.34%) Subversion
4 9 (1.88%) NUnit
5 7 (1.46%) Git (software)
6 6 (1.25%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 4 (0.84%) TeamCity
8 3 (0.63%) ERwin
8 3 (0.63%) MSTest
9 2 (0.42%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 2 (0.42%) Maven
9 2 (0.42%) MSBuild
9 2 (0.42%) Octopus Deploy
9 2 (0.42%) PeopleTools
10 1 (0.21%) AccuRev
10 1 (0.21%) JIRA
10 1 (0.21%) Moq
10 1 (0.21%) SpecFlow
10 1 (0.21%) tSQLt
General
1 103 (21.50%) Finance
2 44 (9.19%) Banking
3 19 (3.97%) Front Office
3 19 (3.97%) Investment Banking
4 18 (3.76%) Marketing
5 9 (1.88%) Legal
6 6 (1.25%) Manufacturing
6 6 (1.25%) Retail
7 5 (1.04%) Back Office
7 5 (1.04%) Law
8 3 (0.63%) Electronics
8 3 (0.63%) Financial Institution
8 3 (0.63%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.21%) Advertising
9 1 (0.21%) Automotive
9 1 (0.21%) Games
9 1 (0.21%) General Ledger
9 1 (0.21%) Local Government
9 1 (0.21%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.21%) Private Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 229 (47.81%) .NET
2 111 (23.17%) ASP.NET
3 72 (15.03%) ASP.NET MVC
4 68 (14.20%) .NET Framework
5 59 (12.32%) Web Services
6 53 (11.06%) jQuery
7 51 (10.65%) HTML
7 51 (10.65%) WCF
8 45 (9.39%) CSS
9 42 (8.77%) XML
10 36 (7.52%) Entity Framework
11 31 (6.47%) AngularJS
12 30 (6.26%) MDX
13 23 (4.80%) WinForms
14 20 (4.18%) HTML5
15 19 (3.97%) WPF
16 18 (3.76%) ASP.NET Web API
17 16 (3.34%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 13 (2.71%) Ajax
18 13 (2.71%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 27 (5.64%) Analytical Skills
2 25 (5.22%) Replication
3 16 (3.34%) N-Tier
4 14 (2.92%) Fixed Income
5 12 (2.51%) Management Information System
6 11 (2.30%) Data Extraction
7 10 (2.09%) NHS
8 9 (1.88%) Computer Science
9 8 (1.67%) Algorithms
10 6 (1.25%) Derivative
10 6 (1.25%) Equities
10 6 (1.25%) Mathematics
11 5 (1.04%) Data Integration
11 5 (1.04%) Inversion of Control
11 5 (1.04%) Reference Data
11 5 (1.04%) User Experience
12 4 (0.84%) Credit Risk
12 4 (0.84%) Data Conversion
12 4 (0.84%) Data Structures
12 4 (0.84%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 31 (6.47%) Windows
2 8 (1.67%) Linux
2 8 (1.67%) Unix
3 5 (1.04%) Windows Server
4 2 (0.42%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (0.42%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.21%) Android
5 1 (0.21%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.21%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 119 (24.84%) Business Intelligence
2 115 (24.01%) MVC
3 111 (23.17%) Agile Software Development
4 102 (21.29%) ETL
5 57 (11.90%) Data Modelling
6 52 (10.86%) Performance Tuning
7 37 (7.72%) TDD
8 34 (7.10%) Web Development
9 33 (6.89%) Unit Testing
10 32 (6.68%) Scrum
11 31 (6.47%) Migration
12 23 (4.80%) High Availability
13 20 (4.18%) Data Migration
13 20 (4.18%) ETL Development
14 19 (3.97%) Analytics
14 19 (3.97%) Kimball Methodology
15 18 (3.76%) Continuous Integration
15 18 (3.76%) CRM
16 14 (2.92%) OOP
16 14 (2.92%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 269 (56.16%) SQL
2 201 (41.96%) C#
3 166 (34.66%) T-SQL
4 84 (17.54%) JavaScript
5 31 (6.47%) Java
6 28 (5.85%) VB.NET
7 22 (4.59%) VBA
8 18 (3.76%) C
9 15 (3.13%) C++
10 13 (2.71%) VB
11 10 (2.09%) PL/SQL
11 10 (2.09%) PowerShell
12 8 (1.67%) Ruby
12 8 (1.67%) VBScript
12 8 (1.67%) XAML
13 7 (1.46%) PHP
14 6 (1.25%) Python
15 4 (0.84%) MATLAB
15 4 (0.84%) Shell Script
16 3 (0.63%) VB6
Qualifications
1 27 (5.64%) Degree
2 15 (3.13%) Security Cleared
3 9 (1.88%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (1.46%) SC Cleared
5 3 (0.63%) BPSS Clearance
5 3 (0.63%) DV Cleared
6 2 (0.42%) MCSD
7 1 (0.21%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (2.30%) QA
2 8 (1.67%) Data Quality
2 8 (1.67%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (0.63%) SLA
4 2 (0.42%) HL7
4 2 (0.42%) Solvency II
5 1 (0.21%) GAAP
System Software
1 11 (2.30%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.21%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 3 (0.63%) SCCM
1 3 (0.63%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 2 (0.42%) SCOrch
3 1 (0.21%) DBAmp
3 1 (0.21%) Grafana
3 1 (0.21%) Kibana
3 1 (0.21%) logstash
3 1 (0.21%) StatsD
Vendors
1 157 (32.78%) Microsoft
2 40 (8.35%) Oracle
3 9 (1.88%) Reuters
4 7 (1.46%) Cognos
4 7 (1.46%) Tableau
5 6 (1.25%) ION Trading
5 6 (1.25%) SAP
5 6 (1.25%) TIBCO
6 4 (0.84%) Bloomberg
6 4 (0.84%) DevExpress
6 4 (0.84%) Informatica
6 4 (0.84%) Telerik
7 3 (0.63%) Teradata
8 2 (0.42%) Cerner
8 2 (0.42%) PeopleSoft
8 2 (0.42%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (0.21%) Infragistics
9 1 (0.21%) MicroStrategy
9 1 (0.21%) Siemens
9 1 (0.21%) Sybase
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