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 4 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
4 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
SQL Server Developer
Rank 453 387 423
Rank change year-on-year
-66 +36
Contract jobs requiring a SQL Server Developer 174 279 244
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.35% 0.50% 0.42%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.37% 0.53% 0.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 129 212 181
Median daily rate £363 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £356 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.77% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £55.00

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
46813 52482 53624
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.63% 94.79% 93.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 30599 33429 33859
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 £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.76% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1652 2038 2200
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 £37.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.71
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +8.21%

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 4 December 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 4 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 -63 159 £371 -1.00% 48
London -29 73 £450 - 13
South East +13 24 £388 +10.71% 11
City of London -1 20 £438 -2.77% 3
North West +15 15 £338 +3.84% 11
Yorkshire -4 15 £375 - 5
East Midlands -1 11 £363 +16.00% 1
Reading +11 9 £388 -
Leicestershire +6 9 £363 +26.08%
Berkshire +4 9 £388 +5.08%
South West -9 9 £359 +5.51% 5
West Midlands -10 8 £295 -6.34% 1
Leicester +11 7 £363 +26.08%
West Yorkshire -10 7 £400 +6.66% 4
Scotland +11 6 £288 -7.25% 3
East of England -8 6 £375 +15.38% 1
Leeds -2 5 £400 +6.66% 3
Milton Keynes +20 4 £420 -
Buckinghamshire +18 4 £420 -
Cheshire +17 4 £300 -7.69% 4
Manchester +6 4 £338 - 5
Kent +6 4 £385 +16.66% 1
Chester +4 4 £300 -11.11% 2
Birmingham -9 4 £295 -20.00%
Blackpool - 4 £360 -
Aberdeen - 4 £300 -
Lancashire - 4 £360 - 1
Somerset +25 3 £300 -12.72% 1
Surrey +13 3 £450 +12.50% 2
South Yorkshire -13 3 £380 +26.66% 1

SQL Server Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 December 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.

1 334 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 213 (63.77%) SQL
3 169 (50.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 156 (46.71%) .NET
5 131 (39.22%) C#
6 124 (37.13%) T-SQL
7 120 (35.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 109 (32.63%) Microsoft
9 100 (29.94%) Business Intelligence
10 81 (24.25%) Agile Software Development
11 79 (23.65%) SQL Server 2012
12 77 (23.05%) Data Warehouse
13 75 (22.46%) ASP.NET
14 73 (21.86%) Finance
15 72 (21.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 70 (20.96%) ETL
17 68 (20.36%) JavaScript
18 59 (17.66%) SQL Server 2008
19 52 (15.57%) .NET Framework
20 50 (14.97%) Oracle
20 50 (14.97%) MVC
21 41 (12.28%) Team Foundation Server
22 39 (11.68%) MS Excel
22 39 (11.68%) Banking
23 38 (11.38%) HTML
24 35 (10.48%) Migration
25 34 (10.18%) Performance Tuning
25 34 (10.18%) ASP.NET MVC
26 33 (9.88%) SQL Server 2014
27 31 (9.28%) XML

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 (4.79%) SharePoint
2 10 (2.99%) IIS
3 5 (1.50%) SharePoint 2013
4 4 (1.20%) CMS
5 3 (0.90%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 2 (0.60%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (0.60%) Confluence
6 2 (0.60%) SAS
6 2 (0.60%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.30%) Apache
7 1 (0.30%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.30%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.30%) K2 blackpearl
7 1 (0.30%) NServiceBus
7 1 (0.30%) Sitecore CMS
7 1 (0.30%) Umbraco
Applications
1 39 (11.68%) MS Excel
2 5 (1.50%) MS Office
3 4 (1.20%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.60%) InfoPath
4 2 (0.60%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.30%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.30%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 5 (1.50%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.90%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.30%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 1 (0.30%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.30%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 17 (5.09%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (2.40%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (0.90%) Azure Active Directory
3 3 (0.90%) IaaS
3 3 (0.90%) PaaS
4 2 (0.60%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.30%) Boomi
5 1 (0.30%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (0.90%) Intranet
2 1 (0.30%) DNS
2 1 (0.30%) HTTP
2 1 (0.30%) Internet
2 1 (0.30%) Kerberos
2 1 (0.30%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 334 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 169 (50.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 120 (35.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 79 (23.65%) SQL Server 2012
5 77 (23.05%) Data Warehouse
6 72 (21.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 59 (17.66%) SQL Server 2008
8 33 (9.88%) SQL Server 2014
9 21 (6.29%) Relational Database
10 18 (5.39%) Power BI
10 18 (5.39%) SQL Server 2005
11 14 (4.19%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 11 (3.29%) BusinessObjects
12 11 (3.29%) SQL Server 2016
13 10 (2.99%) MS Access
13 10 (2.99%) QlikView
14 9 (2.69%) OLAP
15 7 (2.10%) MongoDB
15 7 (2.10%) Oracle Database
16 6 (1.80%) OLAP Cube
Development Applications
1 41 (12.28%) Team Foundation Server
2 28 (8.38%) Visual Studio
3 16 (4.79%) Subversion
4 10 (2.99%) Git (software)
5 5 (1.50%) JIRA
5 5 (1.50%) NUnit
6 4 (1.20%) Moq
7 3 (0.90%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 3 (0.90%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 3 (0.90%) WiX
8 2 (0.60%) Talend Open Studio
8 2 (0.60%) TeamCity
9 1 (0.30%) MSI
9 1 (0.30%) MSTest
9 1 (0.30%) Octopus Deploy
9 1 (0.30%) Selenium
9 1 (0.30%) SpecFlow
General
1 73 (21.86%) Finance
2 39 (11.68%) Banking
3 12 (3.59%) Marketing
4 11 (3.29%) Investment Banking
5 6 (1.80%) Retail
6 5 (1.50%) Advertising
6 5 (1.50%) Legal
7 4 (1.20%) Back Office
7 4 (1.20%) Front Office
8 3 (0.90%) Financial Institution
8 3 (0.90%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.30%) Dutch Language
9 1 (0.30%) Electronics
9 1 (0.30%) Games
9 1 (0.30%) Military
9 1 (0.30%) Publishing
9 1 (0.30%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 156 (46.71%) .NET
2 75 (22.46%) ASP.NET
3 52 (15.57%) .NET Framework
4 38 (11.38%) HTML
5 34 (10.18%) ASP.NET MVC
6 31 (9.28%) jQuery
6 31 (9.28%) XML
7 29 (8.68%) CSS
7 29 (8.68%) Web Services
8 23 (6.89%) Entity Framework
8 23 (6.89%) WCF
9 18 (5.39%) AngularJS
10 17 (5.09%) MDX
11 13 (3.89%) ASP.NET Web API
11 13 (3.89%) SOAP
12 11 (3.29%) Ajax
12 11 (3.29%) RESTful
13 10 (2.99%) WinForms
13 10 (2.99%) XSLT
14 9 (2.69%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 9 (2.69%) Analytical Skills
1 9 (2.69%) Replication
2 8 (2.40%) Data Integration
3 6 (1.80%) Management Information System
4 5 (1.50%) Clustering
4 5 (1.50%) Derivative
4 5 (1.50%) Equities
4 5 (1.50%) Fixed Income
4 5 (1.50%) Inversion of Control
4 5 (1.50%) Visualisation
5 4 (1.20%) Statistics
6 3 (0.90%) Data Extraction
6 3 (0.90%) Mathematics
6 3 (0.90%) N-Tier
7 2 (0.60%) Blockchain
7 2 (0.60%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (0.60%) NHS
7 2 (0.60%) Reinsurance
8 1 (0.30%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.30%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 17 (5.09%) Windows
2 6 (1.80%) Linux
2 6 (1.80%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (0.90%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 100 (29.94%) Business Intelligence
2 81 (24.25%) Agile Software Development
3 70 (20.96%) ETL
4 50 (14.97%) MVC
5 35 (10.48%) Migration
6 34 (10.18%) Performance Tuning
7 27 (8.08%) Data Modelling
8 19 (5.69%) Unit Testing
9 18 (5.39%) Scrum
10 17 (5.09%) Web Development
11 16 (4.79%) Kimball Methodology
12 15 (4.49%) TDD
13 14 (4.19%) Data Analysis
13 14 (4.19%) Waterfall
14 13 (3.89%) Analytics
15 12 (3.59%) OO
16 11 (3.29%) SDLC
17 10 (2.99%) CRM
17 10 (2.99%) High Availability
18 9 (2.69%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 213 (63.77%) SQL
2 131 (39.22%) C#
3 124 (37.13%) T-SQL
4 68 (20.36%) JavaScript
5 21 (6.29%) VB.NET
6 18 (5.39%) PL/SQL
6 18 (5.39%) VBA
7 15 (4.49%) VB
8 14 (4.19%) PowerShell
9 12 (3.59%) Java
10 8 (2.40%) VB6
11 6 (1.80%) VBScript
12 5 (1.50%) PHP
13 3 (0.90%) C++
13 3 (0.90%) Python
13 3 (0.90%) Shell Script
13 3 (0.90%) TypeScript
14 2 (0.60%) C
14 2 (0.60%) R
14 2 (0.60%) XAML
Qualifications
1 13 (3.89%) Security Cleared
2 10 (2.99%) Degree
3 6 (1.80%) SC Cleared
4 4 (1.20%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (0.90%) BPSS Clearance
5 3 (0.90%) MCITP
6 1 (0.30%) CTC Cleared
6 1 (0.30%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.30%) HNC
6 1 (0.30%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (4.49%) QA
2 9 (2.69%) Disclosure Scotland
3 4 (1.20%) GAAP
4 3 (0.90%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.30%) Basel III
5 1 (0.30%) CRD IV
5 1 (0.30%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (1.50%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.30%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 2 (0.60%) Microsoft Clustering
1 2 (0.60%) SCCM
1 2 (0.60%) SCOrch
2 1 (0.30%) Failover Clustering
2 1 (0.30%) Grafana
2 1 (0.30%) Kibana
2 1 (0.30%) logstash
2 1 (0.30%) StatsD
Vendors
1 109 (32.63%) Microsoft
2 50 (14.97%) Oracle
3 13 (3.89%) Tableau
4 10 (2.99%) Cognos
5 6 (1.80%) Sybase
6 3 (0.90%) Adobe
6 3 (0.90%) Infragistics
6 3 (0.90%) SAP
6 3 (0.90%) Symantec
6 3 (0.90%) Teradata
7 2 (0.60%) Alteryx
7 2 (0.60%) Embarcadero
7 2 (0.60%) Google
7 2 (0.60%) Remedy
7 2 (0.60%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (0.60%) Talend
8 1 (0.30%) DevExpress
8 1 (0.30%) Nintex
8 1 (0.30%) RedGate
8 1 (0.30%) Sitecore
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