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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
SQL Server Developer
Rank 492 406 379
Rank change year-on-year
-86 -27
Contract jobs requiring a SQL Server Developer 107 166 162
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.20% 0.32% 0.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.22% 0.35% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 105 111
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£344 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £257 £264 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
-1.53% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 7
Average hourly rate £47.75 £35.00 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.42% +2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.55 £35.00 £15.31
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.95 £55.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.75 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+36.42% +2.94%

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
49598 47956 42731
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.44% 92.38% 92.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 30070 28704 24525
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £228 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1954 2000 2187
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.51
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.85 £17.00 £17.33
% change year-on-year
-0.86% -1.87%

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 27 March 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 27 March 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 -76 94 £325 -12.75% 38
London -42 35 £463 +8.82% 19
South East -36 15 £413 +26.92% 5
North West -5 13 £311 - 1
East Midlands -12 10 £300 -9.77% 1
Manchester -5 8 £311 -
Yorkshire -21 8 £238 -26.92% 2
City of London -4 7 £406 -4.41% 5
Surrey - 7 £413 - 1
West Yorkshire -7 6 £225 -34.78%
South West -12 6 £338 +11.57% 6
Scotland -3 5 £331 - 1
West Midlands -7 5 £300 -9.09% 3
Leeds -14 4 £263 -23.91%
Leicestershire -1 3 £300 -12.08% 1
Nottinghamshire -9 3 £145 -54.68%
Hampshire - 3 - -
Essex +5 2 - - 1
Leicester +4 2 £300 -14.28%
South Yorkshire +1 2 £275 +22.22% 1
East of England 0 2 - - 1
East Sussex -3 2 £358 -1.37%
Birmingham -11 2 £300 -7.69%
Edinburgh - 2 £313 -
Reading -4 1 £535 +103.80% 1
Bristol -7 1 £320 +2.40% 3
Brighton -8 1 £315 -13.10%
Nottingham -9 1 £350 -
Berkshire -17 1 £535 +64.61% 2
Cheshire - 1 - -

SQL Server Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 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.

1 194 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 121 (62.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 113 (58.25%) SQL
4 89 (45.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 82 (42.27%) T-SQL
6 67 (34.54%) SQL Server 2008
7 54 (27.84%) Business Intelligence
8 52 (26.80%) Microsoft
8 52 (26.80%) ETL
9 46 (23.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 43 (22.16%) Finance
11 42 (21.65%) C#
12 41 (21.13%) .NET
13 39 (20.10%) Data Warehouse
14 37 (19.07%) Agile Software Development
15 28 (14.43%) SQL Server 2012
16 23 (11.86%) MS Excel
17 21 (10.82%) Banking
18 17 (8.76%) SQL Server 2005
19 16 (8.25%) Performance Tuning
20 15 (7.73%) NHS
20 15 (7.73%) VBA
21 14 (7.22%) ASP.NET
21 14 (7.22%) XML
21 14 (7.22%) Migration
22 13 (6.70%) Analytical Skills
23 12 (6.19%) Scrum
23 12 (6.19%) Oracle
23 12 (6.19%) Windows
23 12 (6.19%) Data Modelling

SQL Server Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 3 (1.55%) SharePoint
1 3 (1.55%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (0.52%) IIS
2 1 (0.52%) SAS
2 1 (0.52%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (0.52%) DNN
Applications
1 23 (11.86%) MS Excel
2 9 (4.64%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (1.55%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.03%) Markit EDM
2 2 (1.03%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.03%) SaaS
2 1 (0.52%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 194 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 121 (62.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 89 (45.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 67 (34.54%) SQL Server 2008
5 46 (23.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 39 (20.10%) Data Warehouse
7 28 (14.43%) SQL Server 2012
8 17 (8.76%) SQL Server 2005
9 12 (6.19%) QlikView
10 9 (4.64%) Relational Database
11 8 (4.12%) MS Access
11 8 (4.12%) OLAP
12 7 (3.61%) MySQL
12 7 (3.61%) Data Mining
13 6 (3.09%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 5 (2.58%) RDBMS
14 5 (2.58%) DTS
14 5 (2.58%) Crystal Reports
14 5 (2.58%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
15 4 (2.06%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 8 (4.12%) Team Foundation Server
1 8 (4.12%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 7 (3.61%) Visual Studio
3 5 (2.58%) Subversion
4 3 (1.55%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
4 3 (1.55%) JIRA
4 3 (1.55%) Git (software)
5 2 (1.03%) Maven
6 1 (0.52%) CruiseControl
6 1 (0.52%) AccuRev
6 1 (0.52%) Selenium
6 1 (0.52%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.52%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (0.52%) SoapUI
6 1 (0.52%) Jenkins
General
1 43 (22.16%) Finance
2 21 (10.82%) Banking
3 9 (4.64%) Investment Banking
4 8 (4.12%) Back Office
5 7 (3.61%) Marketing
5 7 (3.61%) Retail
6 5 (2.58%) Telecoms
7 4 (2.06%) Front Office
8 2 (1.03%) Electronics
8 2 (1.03%) Law
8 2 (1.03%) Manufacturing
8 2 (1.03%) Military
9 1 (0.52%) General Ledger
9 1 (0.52%) Local Government
9 1 (0.52%) Publishing
9 1 (0.52%) Legal
9 1 (0.52%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (21.13%) .NET
2 14 (7.22%) ASP.NET
2 14 (7.22%) XML
3 9 (4.64%) MDX
4 7 (3.61%) HTML
5 6 (3.09%) jQuery
6 5 (2.58%) .NET Framework
6 5 (2.58%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 4 (2.06%) Web Services
7 4 (2.06%) ASP.NET MVC
7 4 (2.06%) CSS
8 3 (1.55%) J2EE
8 3 (1.55%) JAXB
8 3 (1.55%) HTML5
9 2 (1.03%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 2 (1.03%) REST
9 2 (1.03%) JMS
9 2 (1.03%) JSON
9 2 (1.03%) WCF
9 2 (1.03%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 15 (7.73%) NHS
2 13 (6.70%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (5.15%) Replication
4 8 (4.12%) Fixed Income
5 6 (3.09%) Mainframe
5 6 (3.09%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 6 (3.09%) Hedge funds
6 5 (2.58%) Equities
6 5 (2.58%) Visualisation
7 4 (2.06%) Data Extraction
7 4 (2.06%) Management Information System
8 3 (1.55%) Data Structures
8 3 (1.55%) Algorithms
9 2 (1.03%) Clustering
9 2 (1.03%) DTV
9 2 (1.03%) Interest Rate Derivative
10 1 (0.52%) Credit Risk
10 1 (0.52%) Derivative
10 1 (0.52%) Data Integration
10 1 (0.52%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 12 (6.19%) Windows
2 3 (1.55%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (27.84%) Business Intelligence
2 52 (26.80%) ETL
3 37 (19.07%) Agile Software Development
4 16 (8.25%) Performance Tuning
5 14 (7.22%) Migration
6 12 (6.19%) Scrum
6 12 (6.19%) Data Modelling
7 9 (4.64%) Business Analysis
7 9 (4.64%) Data Migration
7 9 (4.64%) Web Development
7 9 (4.64%) Kimball Methodology
8 8 (4.12%) Data Management
9 7 (3.61%) Analytics
10 6 (3.09%) Stakeholder Management
10 6 (3.09%) E-Commerce
10 6 (3.09%) MVC
10 6 (3.09%) Continuous Integration
10 6 (3.09%) Data Mapping
11 5 (2.58%) Technical Architecture
11 5 (2.58%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 113 (58.25%) SQL
2 82 (42.27%) T-SQL
3 42 (21.65%) C#
4 15 (7.73%) VBA
5 9 (4.64%) JavaScript
5 9 (4.64%) VB.NET
6 5 (2.58%) Java
7 4 (2.06%) R
8 2 (1.03%) VB
8 2 (1.03%) Python
8 2 (1.03%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.52%) VB6
9 1 (0.52%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (4.64%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (4.12%) Security Cleared
3 7 (3.61%) SC Cleared
3 7 (3.61%) MCITP
4 6 (3.09%) MCDBA
5 3 (1.55%) Degree
6 2 (1.03%) Sun Certification
6 2 (1.03%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.52%) QA
2 1 (0.52%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.52%) FATCA
2 1 (0.52%) Dodd-Frank
Systems Management
1 1 (0.52%) Control-M
Vendors
1 52 (26.80%) Microsoft
2 12 (6.19%) Oracle
3 8 (4.12%) Business Objects
4 3 (1.55%) SAP
4 3 (1.55%) Tableau
5 2 (1.03%) Cognos
5 2 (1.03%) IBM
5 2 (1.03%) Sun
5 2 (1.03%) MicroStrategy
6 1 (0.52%) Teradata
6 1 (0.52%) Greenplum
6 1 (0.52%) Sybase
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