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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
SQL Server Developer
Rank 476 449 401
Rank change year-on-year
-27 -48
Contract jobs requiring a SQL Server Developer 117 153 165
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.21% 0.27% 0.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.23% 0.29% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 91 113
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£350 £375 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +2.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £545
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £325 £290
% change year-on-year
-3.07% +12.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 7
Average hourly rate £48.00 £35.00 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+37.14% +2.94%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £48.00 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+37.14% +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
51645 52060 44962
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.40% 92.35% 92.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 31339 31560 25761
Average daily rate £400 £390 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £230 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £346
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2019 2073 2241
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 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -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 17 April 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 17 April 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 -49 105 £350 -6.66% 55
London -29 44 £438 +2.94% 28
South East -21 19 £364 +15.47% 4
North West -9 11 £320 - 5
City of London +6 10 £463 +8.82% 9
East Midlands +4 10 £300 -14.28% 1
Surrey - 9 £413 -
West Midlands -13 7 £300 -7.69% 3
Yorkshire -22 7 £308 -1.60% 4
South West -2 6 £350 +12.00% 5
Scotland +3 4 £313 +13.63%
Manchester -5 4 £320 - 2
South Yorkshire - 4 £308 - 1
Leicestershire +7 3 £300 -15.19%
Hampshire -6 3 - -
Birmingham -7 3 £300 -7.69% 2
Nottinghamshire -12 3 £145 -54.68%
West Yorkshire -14 3 £270 -27.51% 2
Reading +6 2 £505 +83.63%
Leicester +5 2 £300 -15.19%
Berkshire +2 2 £505 +55.38% 1
Oxfordshire -20 2 £308 +9.82%
Derbyshire - 2 £300 -
East of England +14 1 - - 5
Essex +8 1 - - 1
Brighton -2 1 £315 -13.10%
Bristol -5 1 £320 +2.40% 5
East Sussex -5 1 £315 -13.10%
Nottingham -12 1 £350 -
Leeds -18 1 £315 -15.43% 2

SQL Server Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 April 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.

1 199 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 129 (64.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 121 (60.80%) SQL
4 96 (48.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 88 (44.22%) T-SQL
6 70 (35.18%) SQL Server 2008
7 57 (28.64%) ETL
8 56 (28.14%) Business Intelligence
9 54 (27.14%) Microsoft
10 51 (25.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 47 (23.62%) Finance
12 42 (21.11%) .NET
13 41 (20.60%) C#
14 40 (20.10%) Data Warehouse
15 35 (17.59%) Agile Software Development
16 27 (13.57%) Banking
17 26 (13.07%) SQL Server 2012
18 22 (11.06%) MS Excel
19 19 (9.55%) NHS
20 18 (9.05%) VBA
21 17 (8.54%) SQL Server 2005
21 17 (8.54%) Performance Tuning
22 15 (7.54%) Migration
23 14 (7.04%) ASP.NET
23 14 (7.04%) XML
23 14 (7.04%) Data Modelling
23 14 (7.04%) Analytical Skills
24 13 (6.53%) Oracle
24 13 (6.53%) Scrum
25 12 (6.03%) Windows

SQL Server Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 5 (2.51%) SharePoint
2 4 (2.01%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (0.50%) IIS
3 1 (0.50%) IBM Notes
3 1 (0.50%) SAS
3 1 (0.50%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (0.50%) DNN
Applications
1 22 (11.06%) MS Excel
2 8 (4.02%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (1.51%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 3 (1.51%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.01%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.01%) SaaS
2 1 (0.50%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 199 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 129 (64.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 96 (48.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 70 (35.18%) SQL Server 2008
5 51 (25.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 40 (20.10%) Data Warehouse
7 26 (13.07%) SQL Server 2012
8 17 (8.54%) SQL Server 2005
9 10 (5.03%) QlikView
10 9 (4.52%) MS Access
10 9 (4.52%) Relational Database
11 7 (3.52%) MySQL
11 7 (3.52%) Data Mining
11 7 (3.52%) RDBMS
12 6 (3.02%) OLAP
12 6 (3.02%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 5 (2.51%) Crystal Reports
13 5 (2.51%) DTS
14 4 (2.01%) SQL Server 2000
14 4 (2.01%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
Development Applications
1 8 (4.02%) Visual Studio
1 8 (4.02%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (3.52%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 6 (3.02%) Subversion
4 3 (1.51%) Git (software)
4 3 (1.51%) JIRA
5 2 (1.01%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
5 2 (1.01%) Maven
6 1 (0.50%) SoapUI
6 1 (0.50%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.50%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (0.50%) CruiseControl
6 1 (0.50%) Oracle Forms
6 1 (0.50%) Oracle APEX
6 1 (0.50%) Selenium
6 1 (0.50%) TeamCity
General
1 47 (23.62%) Finance
2 27 (13.57%) Banking
3 12 (6.03%) Investment Banking
4 8 (4.02%) Back Office
5 7 (3.52%) Marketing
6 6 (3.02%) Retail
6 6 (3.02%) Telecoms
7 4 (2.01%) Front Office
8 3 (1.51%) Electronics
8 3 (1.51%) Law
8 3 (1.51%) Manufacturing
9 2 (1.01%) Financial Institution
9 2 (1.01%) Military
10 1 (0.50%) General Ledger
10 1 (0.50%) Local Government
10 1 (0.50%) Publishing
10 1 (0.50%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (21.11%) .NET
2 14 (7.04%) XML
2 14 (7.04%) ASP.NET
3 8 (4.02%) MDX
4 6 (3.02%) HTML
5 5 (2.51%) jQuery
6 4 (2.01%) ASP.NET MVC
6 4 (2.01%) Web Services
6 4 (2.01%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 4 (2.01%) CSS
6 4 (2.01%) .NET Framework
7 2 (1.01%) JSON
7 2 (1.01%) EJB
7 2 (1.01%) XSL
7 2 (1.01%) JMS
7 2 (1.01%) JAXB
7 2 (1.01%) Hibernate
7 2 (1.01%) Spring
7 2 (1.01%) JSP
7 2 (1.01%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 19 (9.55%) NHS
2 14 (7.04%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (4.02%) Replication
3 8 (4.02%) Fixed Income
4 7 (3.52%) Hedge funds
5 6 (3.02%) Mainframe
5 6 (3.02%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 5 (2.51%) Equities
6 5 (2.51%) Visualisation
7 4 (2.01%) Management Information System
8 3 (1.51%) DTV
8 3 (1.51%) Data Structures
8 3 (1.51%) Algorithms
9 2 (1.01%) N-Tier
9 2 (1.01%) AS400
9 2 (1.01%) Clustering
9 2 (1.01%) Data Extraction
9 2 (1.01%) Interest Rate Derivative
10 1 (0.50%) Credit Risk
10 1 (0.50%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 12 (6.03%) Windows
2 3 (1.51%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (28.64%) ETL
2 56 (28.14%) Business Intelligence
3 35 (17.59%) Agile Software Development
4 17 (8.54%) Performance Tuning
5 15 (7.54%) Migration
6 14 (7.04%) Data Modelling
7 13 (6.53%) Scrum
8 10 (5.03%) Data Migration
9 9 (4.52%) Business Analysis
10 8 (4.02%) Data Management
10 8 (4.02%) Web Development
10 8 (4.02%) Kimball Methodology
11 7 (3.52%) Analytics
12 6 (3.02%) Continuous Integration
12 6 (3.02%) E-Commerce
12 6 (3.02%) Stakeholder Management
13 5 (2.51%) MVC
13 5 (2.51%) Data Analysis
13 5 (2.51%) Technical Architecture
13 5 (2.51%) Data Mapping
Programming Languages
1 121 (60.80%) SQL
2 88 (44.22%) T-SQL
3 41 (20.60%) C#
4 18 (9.05%) VBA
5 9 (4.52%) VB.NET
6 8 (4.02%) JavaScript
7 6 (3.02%) Java
8 4 (2.01%) R
9 3 (1.51%) PL/SQL
9 3 (1.51%) VB
10 2 (1.01%) Python
10 2 (1.01%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 8 (4.02%) Microsoft Certification
1 8 (4.02%) Security Cleared
2 7 (3.52%) SC Cleared
3 6 (3.02%) MCDBA
3 6 (3.02%) MCITP
4 3 (1.51%) Degree
5 1 (0.50%) Sun Certification
5 1 (0.50%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.50%) QA
2 1 (0.50%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.50%) FATCA
2 1 (0.50%) Dodd-Frank
Systems Management
1 1 (0.50%) Control-M
Vendors
1 54 (27.14%) Microsoft
2 13 (6.53%) Oracle
3 8 (4.02%) Business Objects
4 3 (1.51%) SAP
4 3 (1.51%) Cognos
4 3 (1.51%) Tableau
5 2 (1.01%) MicroStrategy
5 2 (1.01%) IBM
5 2 (1.01%) Sybase
6 1 (0.50%) Sun
6 1 (0.50%) Lotus
6 1 (0.50%) Greenplum
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