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 4 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
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
SQL Server Developer
Rank 499 406 373
Rank change year-on-year
-93 -33
Contract jobs requiring a SQL Server Developer 82 160 162
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.16% 0.32% 0.36%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.34% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 106 110
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£325 £368 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.56% +8.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £229 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £320 £320
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 3
Average hourly rate £47.50 £35.00 £19.39
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.71% +80.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.50 £35.00 £19.39
% change year-on-year
+35.71% +80.50%

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
48551 46784 42135
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.43% 92.38% 92.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 29792 27671 24104
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £225 £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 1854 1968 2263
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £10.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.72 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.64% -2.85%

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 4 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 4 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 -82 77 £325 -11.56% 41
London -39 31 £438 - 15
North West -12 12 £301 +4.78% 3
Yorkshire -24 12 £238 -34.93% 6
West Yorkshire -21 10 £313 -12.58% 5
East Midlands -3 9 £300 -8.04% 3
Manchester -11 8 £294 +67.85% 3
City of London -6 7 £390 -13.33% 2
Leeds -15 7 £313 -12.58% 4
South East -36 6 £400 +33.33% 7
Scotland -5 5 £413 - 3
West Midlands -6 4 £300 -20.00% 6
Nottinghamshire -14 3 £145 -54.68% 1
Hampshire - 3 - - 1
Leicestershire +7 2 £300 -9.77% 2
Leicester +3 2 £300 - 1
South Yorkshire 0 2 £238 +5.55%
Surrey - 2 - - 2
East Sussex -3 1 £400 +6.66% 3
East of England -3 1 - -
Nottingham -5 1 £350 - 1
Birmingham - 1 £300 -
Brighton - - - - 3
Cambridge - - - -
Cardiff - - - - 1
Evesham - - - - 1
Harrow - - - -
Hove - - - -
Aberdeen - - - -
Beckenham - - - -

SQL Server Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 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.

1 177 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 110 (62.15%) SQL
3 107 (60.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 85 (48.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 81 (45.76%) T-SQL
6 61 (34.46%) SQL Server 2008
7 54 (30.51%) Finance
8 50 (28.25%) Business Intelligence
9 44 (24.86%) C#
9 44 (24.86%) .NET
10 43 (24.29%) Microsoft
11 42 (23.73%) ETL
12 39 (22.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 34 (19.21%) Data Warehouse
14 25 (14.12%) SQL Server 2012
15 23 (12.99%) Agile Software Development
16 20 (11.30%) Performance Tuning
16 20 (11.30%) Banking
17 19 (10.73%) MS Excel
18 16 (9.04%) ASP.NET
19 15 (8.47%) Data Modelling
19 15 (8.47%) SQL Server 2005
20 14 (7.91%) Analytical Skills
21 13 (7.34%) Migration
21 13 (7.34%) NHS
22 12 (6.78%) VB.NET
23 11 (6.21%) VBA
23 11 (6.21%) Kimball Methodology
24 10 (5.65%) Marketing
24 10 (5.65%) MDX

SQL Server Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 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 2 (1.13%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.56%) IIS
2 1 (0.56%) SAS
2 1 (0.56%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (0.56%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 19 (10.73%) MS Excel
2 6 (3.39%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (2.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (1.69%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (1.13%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.56%) SaaS
1 1 (0.56%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.56%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 177 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 107 (60.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 85 (48.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 61 (34.46%) SQL Server 2008
5 39 (22.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 34 (19.21%) Data Warehouse
7 25 (14.12%) SQL Server 2012
8 15 (8.47%) SQL Server 2005
9 10 (5.65%) QlikView
9 10 (5.65%) OLAP
10 9 (5.08%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 7 (3.95%) Relational Database
12 5 (2.82%) Crystal Reports
12 5 (2.82%) Data Mining
12 5 (2.82%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
13 4 (2.26%) Data Mart
13 4 (2.26%) MS Access
14 3 (1.69%) DTS
14 3 (1.69%) SQL Server 2000
14 3 (1.69%) OLAP Cube
Development Applications
1 8 (4.52%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (3.95%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 6 (3.39%) Visual Studio
4 3 (1.69%) Subversion
5 2 (1.13%) Git (software)
5 2 (1.13%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
6 1 (0.56%) ERwin
6 1 (0.56%) JIRA
6 1 (0.56%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.56%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.56%) AccuRev
6 1 (0.56%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 54 (30.51%) Finance
2 20 (11.30%) Banking
3 10 (5.65%) Marketing
4 8 (4.52%) Investment Banking
5 7 (3.95%) Back Office
5 7 (3.95%) Telecoms
6 4 (2.26%) Retail
6 4 (2.26%) Electronics
6 4 (2.26%) Front Office
6 4 (2.26%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.13%) Military
8 1 (0.56%) Law
8 1 (0.56%) Legal
8 1 (0.56%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.56%) General Ledger
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (24.86%) .NET
2 16 (9.04%) ASP.NET
3 10 (5.65%) MDX
3 10 (5.65%) XML
4 8 (4.52%) jQuery
4 8 (4.52%) HTML
5 6 (3.39%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 6 (3.39%) .NET Framework
6 5 (2.82%) Web Services
6 5 (2.82%) ASP.NET MVC
7 4 (2.26%) CSS
8 3 (1.69%) HTML5
9 2 (1.13%) ASP.NET Web API
9 2 (1.13%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 2 (1.13%) REST
9 2 (1.13%) CSS3
9 2 (1.13%) WCF
9 2 (1.13%) WPF
9 2 (1.13%) JAXB
9 2 (1.13%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 14 (7.91%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (7.34%) NHS
3 8 (4.52%) Replication
4 7 (3.95%) Fixed Income
4 7 (3.95%) Hedge funds
5 4 (2.26%) Visualisation
5 4 (2.26%) Data Extraction
5 4 (2.26%) DTV
5 4 (2.26%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 3 (1.69%) Equities
6 3 (1.69%) Data Integration
7 2 (1.13%) Data Structures
7 2 (1.13%) Credit Risk
7 2 (1.13%) Clustering
8 1 (0.56%) N-Tier
8 1 (0.56%) AS400
8 1 (0.56%) Derivative
8 1 (0.56%) Interest Rate Derivative
8 1 (0.56%) FMCG
8 1 (0.56%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 7 (3.95%) Windows
2 3 (1.69%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (28.25%) Business Intelligence
2 42 (23.73%) ETL
3 23 (12.99%) Agile Software Development
4 20 (11.30%) Performance Tuning
5 15 (8.47%) Data Modelling
6 13 (7.34%) Migration
7 11 (6.21%) Kimball Methodology
8 9 (5.08%) Data Migration
9 7 (3.95%) MVC
9 7 (3.95%) Web Development
9 7 (3.95%) Business Analysis
9 7 (3.95%) Data Mapping
10 5 (2.82%) E-Commerce
10 5 (2.82%) Stakeholder Management
10 5 (2.82%) Data Management
10 5 (2.82%) Data Transformation
11 4 (2.26%) Reverse Engineering
11 4 (2.26%) Digital Marketing
11 4 (2.26%) Asset Management
11 4 (2.26%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 110 (62.15%) SQL
2 81 (45.76%) T-SQL
3 44 (24.86%) C#
4 12 (6.78%) VB.NET
5 11 (6.21%) VBA
6 10 (5.65%) JavaScript
7 4 (2.26%) PL/SQL
8 3 (1.69%) Java
9 2 (1.13%) R
9 2 (1.13%) Shell Script
9 2 (1.13%) Python
9 2 (1.13%) VB
10 1 (0.56%) VB6
Qualifications
1 5 (2.82%) Microsoft Certification
1 5 (2.82%) Security Cleared
2 4 (2.26%) VCP4
2 4 (2.26%) SC Cleared
2 4 (2.26%) MCTS
2 4 (2.26%) Degree
2 4 (2.26%) MCITP
3 2 (1.13%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.56%) QA
1 1 (0.56%) FATCA
1 1 (0.56%) Data Quality
1 1 (0.56%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 1 (0.56%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (0.56%) Control-M
Vendors
1 43 (24.29%) Microsoft
2 6 (3.39%) Business Objects
3 5 (2.82%) SAP
3 5 (2.82%) Oracle
4 3 (1.69%) MicroStrategy
4 3 (1.69%) Sun
5 2 (1.13%) Tableau
5 2 (1.13%) IBM
5 2 (1.13%) Cognos
6 1 (0.56%) Sybase
6 1 (0.56%) Teradata
6 1 (0.56%) VMware
6 1 (0.56%) Greenplum
6 1 (0.56%) Telerik
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Connectus
Rate: £225 - £295 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Sanderson
Rate: £300 - £340 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
West Midlands
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
Market Harborough
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £240 - £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Vivid Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Competitive Market Rates
Posted: 5 days ago
Staines, Middlesex
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Redhill, Surrey
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Excellent Market Rates
Posted: 5 days ago
London
NFP Group Ltd
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
NFP Group Ltd
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
South Wales
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 21 days ago
London
NFP Group Ltd
Rate: £375 - £425 per day
Posted: 27 days ago