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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
SQL Server Developer
Rank 368 389 248
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -141
Contract jobs requiring a SQL Server Developer 263 216 383
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.51% 0.43% 0.79%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.54% 0.45% 0.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 195 172 267
Average daily rate £350 £344 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.81% -1.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £238 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.07% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 1
Average hourly rate £60.62 £47.50 £27.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.61% +75.92%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £60.62 £47.50 £27.00
% change year-on-year
+27.61% +75.92%

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
48576 47854 45775
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.45% 94.46% 94.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 31231 29881 27104
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £257 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1759 1870 2013
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.72 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.66% -4.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.96 £11.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 5 February 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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SQL Server Developer within the UK over the 3 months to 5 February 2016.

SQL Server Developer Hourly Rate Histogram 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 5 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +69 252 £350 -1.75% 98
London +12 94 £450 - 35
South East +38 48 £335 -16.25% 13
Yorkshire 0 32 £375 +25.00% 22
West Yorkshire +4 27 £380 +21.60% 16
South West +9 24 £340 -2.85% 2
Leeds -5 24 £400 +28.00% 12
West Midlands -4 21 £315 +4.13% 7
East of England +13 20 £325 -2.98% 1
Bristol +7 16 £345 +6.15% 1
Kent +7 13 £313 -37.50% 2
Birmingham +5 12 £310 +25.88% 3
City of London +36 11 £463 +2.77% 10
Surrey - 11 £370 -
Essex 0 8 £288 +24.32%
North West -25 8 £325 +8.33% 8
Hertfordshire +13 7 £338 -12.33%
Berkshire +7 7 £350 - 1
Scotland -19 6 £340 +4.61% 2
East Sussex +14 5 £335 -16.25% 1
South Yorkshire -9 5 £300 +26.31% 3
Buckinghamshire - 5 £456 - 4
Hastings - 5 £335 -
Sheffield - 5 £300 - 3
Suffolk +7 4 £325 -8.45%
Hampshire +4 4 £319 -8.92% 3
Staffordshire -5 4 £295 +13.46% 2
East Midlands -8 4 £288 -9.80% 7
Cheshire - 4 £325 -
Milton Keynes - 4 £456 - 1

SQL Server Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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.

1 543 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 293 (53.96%) SQL
3 247 (45.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 237 (43.65%) .NET
5 232 (42.73%) C#
6 199 (36.65%) T-SQL
7 186 (34.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 154 (28.36%) Microsoft
9 142 (26.15%) Business Intelligence
10 125 (23.02%) Data Warehouse
10 125 (23.02%) Agile Software Development
11 123 (22.65%) SQL Server 2008
12 114 (20.99%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 111 (20.44%) ASP.NET
14 107 (19.71%) ETL
15 106 (19.52%) Finance
16 96 (17.68%) SQL Server 2012
17 89 (16.39%) MVC
18 73 (13.44%) MS Excel
19 71 (13.08%) ASP.NET MVC
20 64 (11.79%) .NET Framework
21 61 (11.23%) Team Foundation Server
22 59 (10.87%) HTML
23 58 (10.68%) JavaScript
24 54 (9.94%) Banking
25 48 (8.84%) WCF
25 48 (8.84%) Visual Studio
25 48 (8.84%) Web Services
25 48 (8.84%) XML
26 46 (8.47%) Performance Tuning

SQL Server Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 22 (4.05%) IIS
2 10 (1.84%) SharePoint
3 6 (1.10%) BizTalk Server
4 5 (0.92%) CMS
5 4 (0.74%) Umbraco
6 3 (0.55%) Apache Spark
6 3 (0.55%) MS Exchange
6 3 (0.55%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (0.37%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (0.37%) JBoss
7 2 (0.37%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (0.37%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.18%) Apache
8 1 (0.18%) Confluence
8 1 (0.18%) Node.js
8 1 (0.18%) Oracle Workflow
8 1 (0.18%) Sitecore CMS
8 1 (0.18%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.18%) WordPress
Applications
1 73 (13.44%) MS Excel
2 3 (0.55%) MS Project
2 3 (0.55%) MS Visio
2 3 (0.55%) PowerPivot
3 1 (0.18%) MS Office
3 1 (0.18%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (1.29%) Dynamics CRM
1 7 (1.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (0.74%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 3 (0.55%) PeopleSoft HRMS
4 2 (0.37%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.37%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.37%) Oracle Payables
4 2 (0.37%) RMDS
5 1 (0.18%) Adobe Campaign
Cloud Services
1 16 (2.95%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.37%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.37%) Force.com
3 1 (0.18%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (0.92%) LDAP
2 3 (0.55%) Kerberos
3 2 (0.37%) HTTP
3 2 (0.37%) Internet
4 1 (0.18%) Modbus
4 1 (0.18%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 543 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 247 (45.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 186 (34.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 125 (23.02%) Data Warehouse
5 123 (22.65%) SQL Server 2008
6 114 (20.99%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 96 (17.68%) SQL Server 2012
8 39 (7.18%) SQL Server 2014
9 28 (5.16%) Relational Database
9 28 (5.16%) SQL Server 2005
10 22 (4.05%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 18 (3.31%) BusinessObjects
12 17 (3.13%) Big Data
13 13 (2.39%) NoSQL
13 13 (2.39%) Oracle Database
14 11 (2.03%) MS Access
15 10 (1.84%) OLAP
15 10 (1.84%) Oracle Database 11g
16 9 (1.66%) Oracle Reports
16 9 (1.66%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 61 (11.23%) Team Foundation Server
2 48 (8.84%) Visual Studio
3 18 (3.31%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 15 (2.76%) Git (software)
5 12 (2.21%) Subversion
6 5 (0.92%) NUnit
6 5 (0.92%) SpecFlow
7 3 (0.55%) AccuRev
7 3 (0.55%) ERwin
7 3 (0.55%) FitNesse
7 3 (0.55%) MSTest
7 3 (0.55%) PeopleTools
7 3 (0.55%) Selenium
7 3 (0.55%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 2 (0.37%) Jenkins
8 2 (0.37%) JIRA
8 2 (0.37%) Maven
8 2 (0.37%) Oracle APEX
8 2 (0.37%) TeamCity
9 1 (0.18%) tSQLt
General
1 106 (19.52%) Finance
2 54 (9.94%) Banking
3 25 (4.60%) Investment Banking
4 21 (3.87%) Back Office
5 19 (3.50%) Front Office
6 16 (2.95%) Marketing
7 10 (1.84%) Telecoms
8 8 (1.47%) Manufacturing
8 8 (1.47%) Retail
9 7 (1.29%) Electronics
10 6 (1.10%) Automotive
11 5 (0.92%) Financial Institution
11 5 (0.92%) Games
11 5 (0.92%) Interactive Media
12 3 (0.55%) Legal
13 2 (0.37%) Advertising
13 2 (0.37%) General Ledger
14 1 (0.18%) Law
14 1 (0.18%) Local Government
14 1 (0.18%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 237 (43.65%) .NET
2 111 (20.44%) ASP.NET
3 71 (13.08%) ASP.NET MVC
4 64 (11.79%) .NET Framework
5 59 (10.87%) HTML
6 48 (8.84%) WCF
6 48 (8.84%) Web Services
6 48 (8.84%) XML
7 43 (7.92%) CSS
8 37 (6.81%) jQuery
8 37 (6.81%) WinForms
9 31 (5.71%) AngularJS
10 30 (5.52%) MDX
11 27 (4.97%) Entity Framework
12 22 (4.05%) SOAP
13 19 (3.50%) ASP.NET Web API
13 19 (3.50%) HTML5
14 16 (2.95%) REST
14 16 (2.95%) WPF
15 13 (2.39%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 25 (4.60%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (3.31%) Replication
3 17 (3.13%) Data Extraction
3 17 (3.13%) NHS
4 15 (2.76%) Fixed Income
5 12 (2.21%) N-Tier
6 10 (1.84%) Mathematics
7 9 (1.66%) Clustering
8 8 (1.47%) Management Information System
9 7 (1.29%) Data Centre
9 7 (1.29%) Market Risk
10 6 (1.10%) Equities
11 5 (0.92%) Credit Risk
11 5 (0.92%) Data Integration
11 5 (0.92%) Derivative
11 5 (0.92%) Interest Rate Derivative
12 4 (0.74%) Data Conversion
12 4 (0.74%) Digital Media
12 4 (0.74%) Hedge funds
13 3 (0.55%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 39 (7.18%) Windows
2 12 (2.21%) Unix
3 10 (1.84%) Linux
4 5 (0.92%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.18%) Android
5 1 (0.18%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.18%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.18%) Windows 8
5 1 (0.18%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.18%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 142 (26.15%) Business Intelligence
2 125 (23.02%) Agile Software Development
3 107 (19.71%) ETL
4 89 (16.39%) MVC
5 46 (8.47%) Performance Tuning
6 42 (7.73%) Scrum
7 39 (7.18%) Data Modelling
8 36 (6.63%) Unit Testing
9 33 (6.08%) Kimball Methodology
9 33 (6.08%) TDD
9 33 (6.08%) Web Development
10 28 (5.16%) High Availability
11 26 (4.79%) Migration
12 25 (4.60%) ETL Development
13 24 (4.42%) SDLC
14 22 (4.05%) OOP
15 18 (3.31%) CRM
16 17 (3.13%) Data Migration
16 17 (3.13%) OO
17 15 (2.76%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 293 (53.96%) SQL
2 232 (42.73%) C#
3 199 (36.65%) T-SQL
4 58 (10.68%) JavaScript
5 28 (5.16%) VB.NET
5 28 (5.16%) VBA
6 20 (3.68%) VB
7 18 (3.31%) Java
8 6 (1.10%) C
8 6 (1.10%) VBScript
9 5 (0.92%) Shell Script
9 5 (0.92%) XAML
10 4 (0.74%) VB6
10 4 (0.74%) XPath
11 3 (0.55%) PHP
11 3 (0.55%) PL/SQL
12 2 (0.37%) Apex Code
12 2 (0.37%) C++
12 2 (0.37%) R
12 2 (0.37%) Scala
Qualifications
1 23 (4.24%) Degree
2 16 (2.95%) Security Cleared
3 9 (1.66%) SC Cleared
4 8 (1.47%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (0.37%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.18%) CTC Cleared
6 1 (0.18%) HNC
6 1 (0.18%) HND
6 1 (0.18%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (3.87%) QA
2 11 (2.03%) Data Quality
3 7 (1.29%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (0.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.18%) Basel II
5 1 (0.18%) Basel III
5 1 (0.18%) Dodd-Frank
5 1 (0.18%) EMIR
5 1 (0.18%) HL7
5 1 (0.18%) MiFID
5 1 (0.18%) Solvency II
System Software
1 11 (2.03%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.55%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 4 (0.74%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (0.18%) Control-M
2 1 (0.18%) DBAmp
Vendors
1 154 (28.36%) Microsoft
2 40 (7.37%) Oracle
3 15 (2.76%) SAP
4 12 (2.21%) Cognos
4 12 (2.21%) Red Gate
4 12 (2.21%) Tableau
5 4 (0.74%) DevExpress
5 4 (0.74%) Telerik
6 3 (0.55%) Informatica
6 3 (0.55%) PeopleSoft
6 3 (0.55%) Salesforce.com
6 3 (0.55%) TIBCO
7 2 (0.37%) Hortonworks
7 2 (0.37%) ION Trading
7 2 (0.37%) Perforce
7 2 (0.37%) Reuters
7 2 (0.37%) Teradata
8 1 (0.18%) Cloudera
8 1 (0.18%) Sitecore
8 1 (0.18%) Vertica
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Reed Technology
Rate: £36000 - £48000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Rate: £250 - £320 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
South West London
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Westbourne Partners
Rate: From £650 to £800 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Up to £380 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Up to £380 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £240 - 270 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Optima Connections
Rate: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Buckinghamshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £400 - £475 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Buckinghamshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
East Sussex
Austin Fraser
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Belfast
Nigel Frank International
Rate: £400 - £401 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
Oxfordshire
Nigel Frank International
Rate: £350 - £385 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
Bristol
People Source Consulting
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
Belfast
Nigel Frank International
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 19 days ago
Leeds
Nigel Frank International
Rate: £280 - £350 per day
Posted: 23 days ago
London
Venturi
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 24 days ago