The first table below looks at the demand 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 14 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

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
14 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SQL Server Developer
Rank 451 407 374
Rank change year-on-year
-44 -33
Contract jobs requiring a SQL Server Developer 122 157 214
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.23% 0.31% 0.37%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.25% 0.34% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 93 87 161
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£350 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £252
10% offered a daily rate of more than £524 £570 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £330 £300
% change year-on-year
-1.51% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £16.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £16.50
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
48742 46577 53726
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.42% 92.63% 92.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 29690 27145 29779
Average daily rate £395 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.25% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £234 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1979 2168 2681
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.36
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.35 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-4.89% -3.61%

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 14 July 2014.

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 14 July 2014. 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 -45 112 £350 -14.63% 36
London -38 51 £450 -2.70% 18
South West -13 13 £275 -18.51% 3
Yorkshire +15 12 £306 +9.37% 4
City of London +5 12 £406 -14.47% 7
West Midlands -3 10 £299 +29.18% 3
South East -14 9 £350 -12.50% 4
East of England -18 9 £400 +128.57% 1
West Yorkshire +7 8 £306 +5.60% 1
Scotland +6 8 £324 - 2
Warwickshire - 6 £288 - 1
Glasgow +5 5 £324 - 2
Leeds +4 5 £313 +7.75% 1
East Midlands +3 5 £329 - 2
Suffolk - 5 £400 - 1
Ipswich - 5 £400 - 1
Somerset - 4 £325 -
Gloucestershire - 4 £215 -
Oxfordshire +4 3 £313 +4.16%
North Yorkshire +1 3 £325 +20.37% 2
Surrey -2 3 £338 - 2
Buckinghamshire -9 3 £400 -5.88% 1
Wiltshire - 3 £225 - 2
Bath - 3 £325 -
Hertfordshire +1 2 £425 +142.85%
Manchester -9 2 - -
North West -11 2 - - 1
Leicestershire - 2 £491 - 1
York - 2 £375 -
Leicester - 2 £491 - 1

SQL Server Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 14 July 2014, 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.

1 279 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 185 (66.31%) SQL
3 143 (51.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 124 (44.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 122 (43.73%) SQL Server 2008
6 121 (43.37%) T-SQL
7 95 (34.05%) .NET
8 79 (28.32%) C#
9 74 (26.52%) Finance
10 73 (26.16%) Data Warehouse
11 72 (25.81%) Business Intelligence
11 72 (25.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 69 (24.73%) ETL
13 51 (18.28%) ASP.NET
14 46 (16.49%) Microsoft
15 39 (13.98%) Performance Tuning
16 37 (13.26%) SQL Server 2005
17 35 (12.54%) Banking
18 34 (12.19%) SQL Server 2012
19 33 (11.83%) VB.NET
20 30 (10.75%) Migration
21 26 (9.32%) MDX
22 23 (8.24%) OLAP
22 23 (8.24%) MS Excel
23 21 (7.53%) MVC
24 20 (7.17%) Marketing
25 19 (6.81%) VBA
26 18 (6.45%) VB
26 18 (6.45%) Oracle
26 18 (6.45%) XML

SQL Server Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 14 July 2014, 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 4 (1.43%) SharePoint
2 2 (0.72%) SAS
2 2 (0.72%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (0.72%) Commerce Server
2 2 (0.72%) CMS
3 1 (0.36%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (0.36%) Umbraco
3 1 (0.36%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (0.36%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (0.36%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (0.36%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 23 (8.24%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.36%) InfoPath
2 1 (0.36%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 11 (3.94%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (1.43%) Markit EDM
3 3 (1.08%) SunGard GMI
4 1 (0.36%) Oracle General Ledger
4 1 (0.36%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.36%) Magento
4 1 (0.36%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.36%) Oracle Receivables
4 1 (0.36%) Oracle Assets
4 1 (0.36%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.36%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.36%) Oracle CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.72%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.36%) SAN
1 1 (0.36%) Intranet
1 1 (0.36%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 279 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 143 (51.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 124 (44.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 122 (43.73%) SQL Server 2008
5 73 (26.16%) Data Warehouse
6 72 (25.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 37 (13.26%) SQL Server 2005
8 34 (12.19%) SQL Server 2012
9 23 (8.24%) OLAP
10 14 (5.02%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 13 (4.66%) QlikView
11 13 (4.66%) Relational Database
12 11 (3.94%) RDBMS
13 8 (2.87%) DTS
14 6 (2.15%) OLTP
14 6 (2.15%) SQL Server 2000
15 5 (1.79%) Star Schema
15 5 (1.79%) Data Mining
15 5 (1.79%) MS Access
16 4 (1.43%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 18 (6.45%) Team Foundation Server
2 10 (3.58%) Visual Studio
3 3 (1.08%) WiX
3 3 (1.08%) MSBuild
4 2 (0.72%) Subversion
4 2 (0.72%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (0.36%) Firebug
5 1 (0.36%) Fiddler
5 1 (0.36%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.36%) SpecFlow
General
1 74 (26.52%) Finance
2 35 (12.54%) Banking
3 20 (7.17%) Marketing
4 17 (6.09%) Investment Banking
5 11 (3.94%) Manufacturing
5 11 (3.94%) Electronics
5 11 (3.94%) Telecoms
6 7 (2.51%) Retail
7 6 (2.15%) Front Office
8 5 (1.79%) Back Office
8 5 (1.79%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.36%) Advertising
9 1 (0.36%) Games
9 1 (0.36%) German Language
9 1 (0.36%) General Ledger
9 1 (0.36%) Local Government
9 1 (0.36%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 95 (34.05%) .NET
2 51 (18.28%) ASP.NET
3 26 (9.32%) MDX
4 18 (6.45%) XML
5 17 (6.09%) Web Services
6 16 (5.73%) .NET Framework
7 14 (5.02%) HTML
8 11 (3.94%) ASP.NET MVC
8 11 (3.94%) jQuery
9 10 (3.58%) WCF
10 9 (3.23%) CSS
11 7 (2.51%) WinForms
11 7 (2.51%) WPF
12 6 (2.15%) HTML5
13 5 (1.79%) Ajax
14 4 (1.43%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
15 3 (1.08%) REST
15 3 (1.08%) DAO
15 3 (1.08%) OCX
15 3 (1.08%) ActiveX
Miscellaneous
1 12 (4.30%) NHS
2 11 (3.94%) DTV
2 11 (3.94%) Fixed Income
3 8 (2.87%) Data Integration
4 7 (2.51%) Equities
5 5 (1.79%) Clustering
5 5 (1.79%) Replication
6 4 (1.43%) Credit Risk
6 4 (1.43%) Market Risk
6 4 (1.43%) N-Tier
7 3 (1.08%) Visualisation
7 3 (1.08%) Hedge funds
8 2 (0.72%) Management Information System
8 2 (0.72%) Reference Data
8 2 (0.72%) Data Extraction
8 2 (0.72%) FMCG
9 1 (0.36%) GIS
9 1 (0.36%) Freedom of Information
9 1 (0.36%) Derivative
9 1 (0.36%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 10 (3.58%) Windows
2 1 (0.36%) Windows XP
2 1 (0.36%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (0.36%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (0.36%) Apple iOS
2 1 (0.36%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (25.81%) Business Intelligence
2 69 (24.73%) ETL
3 39 (13.98%) Performance Tuning
4 30 (10.75%) Migration
5 21 (7.53%) MVC
6 16 (5.73%) Data Modelling
7 13 (4.66%) Data Migration
8 11 (3.94%) Digital Marketing
8 11 (3.94%) Programme Management
9 10 (3.58%) TDD
10 9 (3.23%) Asset Management
10 9 (3.23%) E-Commerce
10 9 (3.23%) Dimensional Modelling
11 8 (2.87%) User Acceptance Testing
11 8 (2.87%) Kimball Methodology
12 7 (2.51%) Integration Testing
12 7 (2.51%) Web Development
12 7 (2.51%) Scrum
13 6 (2.15%) Agile Software Development
13 6 (2.15%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 185 (66.31%) SQL
2 121 (43.37%) T-SQL
3 79 (28.32%) C#
4 33 (11.83%) VB.NET
5 19 (6.81%) VBA
6 18 (6.45%) VB
7 13 (4.66%) JavaScript
8 9 (3.23%) VB6
9 8 (2.87%) C++
9 8 (2.87%) Java
10 7 (2.51%) PL/SQL
11 6 (2.15%) VC++
12 5 (1.79%) PowerShell
13 3 (1.08%) XAML
13 3 (1.08%) Ruby
14 2 (0.72%) VBScript
15 1 (0.36%) PHP
15 1 (0.36%) Python
Qualifications
1 9 (3.23%) Degree
2 6 (2.15%) Security Cleared
3 5 (1.79%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (1.43%) MCTS
4 4 (1.43%) MCITP
5 3 (1.08%) DV Cleared
6 2 (0.72%) MCSE
7 1 (0.36%) MCSA
7 1 (0.36%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.08%) Data Quality
2 2 (0.72%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (0.72%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (1.43%) Control-M
Vendors
1 46 (16.49%) Microsoft
2 18 (6.45%) Oracle
3 13 (4.66%) SAP
4 12 (4.30%) Business Objects
5 4 (1.43%) Tableau
5 4 (1.43%) Sybase
6 3 (1.08%) SunGard
7 2 (0.72%) Informatica
7 2 (0.72%) MicroStrategy
7 2 (0.72%) Cognos
7 2 (0.72%) Reuters
7 2 (0.72%) Bloomberg
7 2 (0.72%) VMware
7 2 (0.72%) Teradata
8 1 (0.36%) Telerik
8 1 (0.36%) Sitecore
8 1 (0.36%) DevExpress
8 1 (0.36%) Splunk
8 1 (0.36%) Siebel
8 1 (0.36%) Lotus
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