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 30 April 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
SQL Server Developer
Rank 416 347 310
Rank change year-on-year
-69 -37
Contract jobs requiring a SQL Server Developer 253 323 351
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.45% 0.58% 0.64%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.48% 0.61% 0.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 193 236 243
Average daily rate £380 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £286 £265 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £543 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
+13.84% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 11
Average hourly rate £52.09 £48.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.52% +37.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.27 £48.00 £32.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £58.91 £48.00 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £60.62 £48.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+26.28% +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
53058 52916 51575
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.92% 94.76% 94.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 34561 32091 31451
Average daily rate £425 £400 £395
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1534 2122 2107
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -1.02%

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 30 April 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 30 April 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 30 April 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
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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 -60 243 £380 +1.33% 63
London -40 107 £475 +9.82% 13
South East -16 41 £388 -8.82% 10
Yorkshire -6 28 £380 +18.75% 16
North West 0 26 £325 +1.56% 7
West Midlands 0 16 £375 +29.31% 5
Leeds -8 16 £380 +16.92% 8
West Yorkshire -13 16 £380 +16.92% 14
East Sussex +13 15 £425 +39.34%
City of London +20 11 £441 +3.82% 4
South Yorkshire -4 11 £375 +19.52%
Cheshire +3 10 £325 +44.44% 3
Sheffield -12 10 £375 +19.04%
Brighton +7 9 £425 +39.34%
South West +5 9 £375 +11.11% 5
Manchester -9 9 £275 -14.06% 3
Surrey -12 9 £388 -6.06% 4
Kent -21 8 £381 +12.96% 1
Birmingham 0 7 £375 +25.00%
East of England -3 7 £313 -19.35% 3
Wales -8 7 £390 -16.12% 1
South Wales -17 7 £390 -16.12% 1
Kingston Upon Thames - 6 - -
Hastings - 6 £335 -
East Midlands -2 5 £203 -32.50% 4
Coventry - 5 £355 -
Suffolk +5 4 £331 -1.85% 1
Merseyside +3 4 £325 +18.18%
Leicestershire +1 4 £130 -56.66% 2
Canary Wharf +1 4 £480 -8.57%

SQL Server Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 April 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.

1 510 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 281 (55.10%) SQL
3 244 (47.84%) .NET
4 229 (44.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 219 (42.94%) C#
6 179 (35.10%) T-SQL
7 178 (34.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 163 (31.96%) Microsoft
9 127 (24.90%) Business Intelligence
10 121 (23.73%) Agile Software Development
11 119 (23.33%) Data Warehouse
12 117 (22.94%) MVC
13 116 (22.75%) ASP.NET
14 113 (22.16%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 110 (21.57%) Finance
16 100 (19.61%) ETL
17 89 (17.45%) SQL Server 2008
18 84 (16.47%) JavaScript
19 77 (15.10%) ASP.NET MVC
20 75 (14.71%) MS Excel
21 71 (13.92%) .NET Framework
22 69 (13.53%) SQL Server 2012
23 60 (11.76%) Team Foundation Server
24 56 (10.98%) Performance Tuning
25 55 (10.78%) Data Modelling
26 53 (10.39%) Web Services
26 53 (10.39%) HTML
27 52 (10.20%) Banking
28 51 (10.00%) WCF
29 48 (9.41%) jQuery

SQL Server Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 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 14 (2.75%) IIS
2 12 (2.35%) SharePoint
3 4 (0.78%) Apache
3 4 (0.78%) Apache Spark
3 4 (0.78%) BizTalk Server
3 4 (0.78%) CMS
3 4 (0.78%) SharePoint 2010
3 4 (0.78%) Tomcat
4 3 (0.59%) MS Exchange
4 3 (0.59%) Node.js
4 3 (0.59%) SharePoint 2013
4 3 (0.59%) Umbraco
5 1 (0.20%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.20%) GeoServer
5 1 (0.20%) JBoss
5 1 (0.20%) Moodle
5 1 (0.20%) Oracle Workflow
5 1 (0.20%) SAS
5 1 (0.20%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 75 (14.71%) MS Excel
2 3 (0.59%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (0.39%) MS Office
4 1 (0.20%) MS Project
4 1 (0.20%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (0.78%) Dynamics CRM
1 4 (0.78%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (0.59%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 3 (0.59%) PeopleSoft HRMS
3 2 (0.39%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.39%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.39%) RMDS
4 1 (0.20%) Adobe Campaign
4 1 (0.20%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 14 (2.75%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.39%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.39%) Force.com
3 1 (0.20%) IaaS
3 1 (0.20%) Office 365
3 1 (0.20%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (0.78%) Kerberos
2 3 (0.59%) Internet
2 3 (0.59%) Network Security
3 2 (0.39%) HTTP
3 2 (0.39%) LDAP
4 1 (0.20%) Modbus
4 1 (0.20%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 510 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 229 (44.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 178 (34.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 119 (23.33%) Data Warehouse
5 113 (22.16%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 89 (17.45%) SQL Server 2008
7 69 (13.53%) SQL Server 2012
8 34 (6.67%) SQL Server 2014
9 27 (5.29%) NoSQL
10 23 (4.51%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 23 (4.51%) Relational Database
11 22 (4.31%) SQL Server 2005
12 14 (2.75%) Big Data
13 12 (2.35%) QlikView
14 10 (1.96%) Apache Cassandra
15 9 (1.76%) OLAP
15 9 (1.76%) PowerPivot
15 9 (1.76%) SSDT
16 8 (1.57%) BusinessObjects
16 8 (1.57%) DB2
Development Applications
1 60 (11.76%) Team Foundation Server
2 42 (8.24%) Visual Studio
3 20 (3.92%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 17 (3.33%) Subversion
5 10 (1.96%) Git (software)
6 6 (1.18%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 5 (0.98%) NUnit
8 4 (0.78%) TeamCity
9 3 (0.59%) ERwin
9 3 (0.59%) JIRA
9 3 (0.59%) MSTest
9 3 (0.59%) PeopleTools
10 2 (0.39%) AccuRev
10 2 (0.39%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 2 (0.39%) Maven
10 2 (0.39%) MSBuild
10 2 (0.39%) Octopus Deploy
10 2 (0.39%) Oracle APEX
11 1 (0.20%) FitNesse
11 1 (0.20%) tSQLt
General
1 110 (21.57%) Finance
2 52 (10.20%) Banking
3 22 (4.31%) Marketing
4 21 (4.12%) Investment Banking
5 18 (3.53%) Front Office
6 11 (2.16%) Back Office
7 9 (1.76%) Retail
8 8 (1.57%) Legal
9 7 (1.37%) Manufacturing
10 4 (0.78%) Electronics
10 4 (0.78%) Telecoms
11 3 (0.59%) Financial Institution
11 3 (0.59%) Law
12 2 (0.39%) Advertising
12 2 (0.39%) Automotive
12 2 (0.39%) General Ledger
13 1 (0.20%) Games
13 1 (0.20%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 244 (47.84%) .NET
2 116 (22.75%) ASP.NET
3 77 (15.10%) ASP.NET MVC
4 71 (13.92%) .NET Framework
5 53 (10.39%) HTML
5 53 (10.39%) Web Services
6 51 (10.00%) WCF
7 48 (9.41%) jQuery
8 44 (8.63%) XML
9 43 (8.43%) CSS
10 36 (7.06%) Entity Framework
11 33 (6.47%) MDX
12 31 (6.08%) WinForms
13 30 (5.88%) AngularJS
14 21 (4.12%) WPF
15 18 (3.53%) ASP.NET Web API
15 18 (3.53%) HTML5
16 13 (2.55%) ADO.NET
16 13 (2.55%) REST
17 12 (2.35%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 28 (5.49%) Analytical Skills
2 24 (4.71%) Replication
3 17 (3.33%) N-Tier
4 16 (3.14%) Fixed Income
5 15 (2.94%) Data Extraction
6 13 (2.55%) NHS
7 9 (1.76%) Management Information System
8 8 (1.57%) Algorithms
8 8 (1.57%) Data Centre
8 8 (1.57%) Equities
9 6 (1.18%) Computer Science
9 6 (1.18%) Data Conversion
9 6 (1.18%) Data Integration
9 6 (1.18%) Derivative
9 6 (1.18%) Mathematics
10 5 (0.98%) Credit Risk
10 5 (0.98%) Inversion of Control
10 5 (0.98%) Market Risk
10 5 (0.98%) Reference Data
11 4 (0.78%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 38 (7.45%) Windows
2 11 (2.16%) Linux
2 11 (2.16%) Unix
3 5 (0.98%) Windows Server
4 2 (0.39%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (0.39%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.20%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 127 (24.90%) Business Intelligence
2 121 (23.73%) Agile Software Development
3 117 (22.94%) MVC
4 100 (19.61%) ETL
5 56 (10.98%) Performance Tuning
6 55 (10.78%) Data Modelling
7 44 (8.63%) Web Development
8 37 (7.25%) TDD
9 31 (6.08%) Scrum
10 30 (5.88%) Unit Testing
11 29 (5.69%) Migration
12 25 (4.90%) High Availability
13 21 (4.12%) Kimball Methodology
14 19 (3.73%) Analytics
15 18 (3.53%) Continuous Integration
15 18 (3.53%) CRM
15 18 (3.53%) ETL Development
16 17 (3.33%) Data Migration
17 15 (2.94%) Database Tuning
17 15 (2.94%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 281 (55.10%) SQL
2 219 (42.94%) C#
3 179 (35.10%) T-SQL
4 84 (16.47%) JavaScript
5 35 (6.86%) VB.NET
6 33 (6.47%) Java
7 26 (5.10%) VBA
8 18 (3.53%) VB
9 12 (2.35%) C
10 10 (1.96%) C++
11 8 (1.57%) VBScript
11 8 (1.57%) XAML
12 7 (1.37%) PL/SQL
12 7 (1.37%) PowerShell
13 6 (1.18%) Ruby
13 6 (1.18%) Shell Script
14 5 (0.98%) PHP
14 5 (0.98%) Python
15 4 (0.78%) MATLAB
15 4 (0.78%) VB6
Qualifications
1 24 (4.71%) Degree
2 12 (2.35%) Security Cleared
3 9 (1.76%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (0.59%) BPSS Clearance
4 3 (0.59%) SC Cleared
5 2 (0.39%) MCSD
6 1 (0.20%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (2.94%) QA
2 10 (1.96%) Disclosure Scotland
3 9 (1.76%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.39%) HL7
4 2 (0.39%) Solvency II
5 1 (0.20%) GAAP
System Software
1 12 (2.35%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.39%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 4 (0.78%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (0.20%) DBAmp
2 1 (0.20%) Grafana
2 1 (0.20%) Kibana
2 1 (0.20%) logstash
2 1 (0.20%) SCCM
2 1 (0.20%) SCOrch
2 1 (0.20%) StatsD
Vendors
1 163 (31.96%) Microsoft
2 44 (8.63%) Oracle
3 10 (1.96%) Tableau
4 8 (1.57%) Cognos
5 7 (1.37%) SAP
6 5 (0.98%) DevExpress
7 4 (0.78%) Bloomberg
7 4 (0.78%) Reuters
7 4 (0.78%) Telerik
7 4 (0.78%) Teradata
8 3 (0.59%) Informatica
8 3 (0.59%) PeopleSoft
8 3 (0.59%) Salesforce.com
8 3 (0.59%) TIBCO
9 2 (0.39%) Cerner
9 2 (0.39%) Hortonworks
9 2 (0.39%) ION Trading
10 1 (0.20%) Alteryx
10 1 (0.20%) RedGate
10 1 (0.20%) Sitecore
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