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 23 April 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
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SQL Server Developer
Rank 445 389 380
Rank change year-on-year
-56 -9
Contract jobs requiring a SQL Server Developer 151 162 211
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.27% 0.33% 0.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.29% 0.36% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 93 109 152
Average daily rate £375 £365 £351
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.73% +3.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £229 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £530 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £290 £313
% change year-on-year
+12.06% -7.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 7 4
Average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £27.88
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +21.97%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £27.88
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +21.97%
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
51854 44815 56131
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.21% 92.45% 92.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 31590 25634 30843
Average daily rate £390 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £238 £238
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 2065 2206 2587
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.21
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%

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 23 April 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
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 23 April 2014.

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 23 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -47 147 £375 - 26
London -20 78 £444 -1.38% 7
City of London -10 23 £450 +2.85% 2
South East -14 21 £325 +8.33% 7
Yorkshire -12 12 £313 +15.74% 2
South West -11 10 £313 +13.63% 3
East Midlands -17 10 £350 +20.68% 1
Berkshire +2 7 £325 +35.41% 1
West Yorkshire -11 7 £373 +37.96% 1
West Midlands -24 7 £325 +1.56% 3
Oxfordshire +3 6 £280 - 1
Leicestershire -9 6 £354 +17.91%
Leicester - 6 £354 -
East of England -33 5 £375 +15.38% 1
Buckinghamshire -13 4 £400 +40.35% 3
Essex - 4 £413 -
Leeds - 4 £373 - 1
North Yorkshire -5 3 £260 +18.18% 1
Scotland -6 3 £275 - 1
Milton Keynes -14 3 £400 +40.35% 1
Oxford - 3 £325 -
Reading - 3 £275 - 1
York - 3 £260 - 1
East Sussex 0 2 £363 -
Nottinghamshire -7 2 £320 +0.39%
Brighton -9 2 £363 -
Manchester -10 2 - - 2
Bristol -21 2 £344 +25.00%
North East -24 2 £275 -
North West -29 2 - - 2

SQL Server Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 April 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.

1 322 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 214 (66.46%) SQL
3 167 (51.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 148 (45.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 141 (43.79%) T-SQL
6 133 (41.30%) SQL Server 2008
7 102 (31.68%) Business Intelligence
8 99 (30.75%) .NET
9 97 (30.12%) Data Warehouse
10 90 (27.95%) ETL
10 90 (27.95%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 87 (27.02%) C#
12 68 (21.12%) Finance
13 50 (15.53%) Microsoft
14 45 (13.98%) ASP.NET
14 45 (13.98%) SQL Server 2012
15 43 (13.35%) Performance Tuning
16 40 (12.42%) Banking
17 38 (11.80%) SQL Server 2005
17 38 (11.80%) Migration
18 31 (9.63%) VB.NET
19 30 (9.32%) OLAP
20 29 (9.01%) MDX
21 27 (8.39%) MS Excel
22 20 (6.21%) Data Modelling
23 19 (5.90%) Oracle
23 19 (5.90%) Investment Banking
24 17 (5.28%) Data Migration
24 17 (5.28%) MVC
25 16 (4.97%) NHS

SQL Server Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 12 (3.73%) SharePoint
2 5 (1.55%) BizTalk Server
2 5 (1.55%) Commerce Server
3 2 (0.62%) SAS
4 1 (0.31%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (0.31%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (0.31%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 27 (8.39%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.31%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (0.31%) PowerPivot
2 1 (0.31%) InfoPath
2 1 (0.31%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 6 (1.86%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (0.93%) SunGard GMI
3 1 (0.31%) Oracle General Ledger
3 1 (0.31%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.31%) Magento
3 1 (0.31%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.31%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (0.31%) Oracle Receivables
3 1 (0.31%) Oracle Assets
3 1 (0.31%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.31%) SAP Business One
3 1 (0.31%) Oracle CRM
Cloud Services
1 8 (2.48%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (0.93%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 3 (0.93%) Internet
2 1 (0.31%) Intranet
2 1 (0.31%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 322 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 167 (51.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 148 (45.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 133 (41.30%) SQL Server 2008
5 97 (30.12%) Data Warehouse
6 90 (27.95%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 45 (13.98%) SQL Server 2012
8 38 (11.80%) SQL Server 2005
9 30 (9.32%) OLAP
10 16 (4.97%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 10 (3.11%) Relational Database
12 9 (2.80%) Data Mining
13 8 (2.48%) Crystal Reports
13 8 (2.48%) QlikView
14 7 (2.17%) DTS
14 7 (2.17%) OLTP
15 6 (1.86%) RDBMS
16 5 (1.55%) Data Mart
17 4 (1.24%) SQL Server 2000
17 4 (1.24%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 13 (4.04%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (2.17%) Visual Studio
3 4 (1.24%) Toad
4 3 (0.93%) JIRA
5 2 (0.62%) Subversion
5 2 (0.62%) MSBuild
5 2 (0.62%) WiX
6 1 (0.31%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.31%) SpecFlow
6 1 (0.31%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (0.31%) CruiseControl
6 1 (0.31%) NUnit
6 1 (0.31%) Firebug
6 1 (0.31%) Fiddler
6 1 (0.31%) ClearCase
General
1 68 (21.12%) Finance
2 40 (12.42%) Banking
3 19 (5.90%) Investment Banking
4 13 (4.04%) Retail
5 8 (2.48%) Marketing
6 6 (1.86%) Manufacturing
6 6 (1.86%) Electronics
6 6 (1.86%) Telecoms
7 5 (1.55%) Front Office
7 5 (1.55%) Back Office
7 5 (1.55%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.31%) General Ledger
8 1 (0.31%) German Language
8 1 (0.31%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.31%) Advertising
8 1 (0.31%) Games
8 1 (0.31%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 99 (30.75%) .NET
2 45 (13.98%) ASP.NET
3 29 (9.01%) MDX
4 14 (4.35%) XML
4 14 (4.35%) jQuery
5 13 (4.04%) HTML
6 10 (3.11%) CSS
6 10 (3.11%) .NET Framework
7 9 (2.80%) ASP.NET MVC
8 8 (2.48%) Web Services
8 8 (2.48%) Ajax
8 8 (2.48%) HTML5
9 6 (1.86%) WCF
10 5 (1.55%) Ruby on Rails
10 5 (1.55%) WPF
10 5 (1.55%) WinForms
11 4 (1.24%) OCX
11 4 (1.24%) ActiveX
11 4 (1.24%) DAO
12 3 (0.93%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 16 (4.97%) NHS
2 9 (2.80%) Fixed Income
3 8 (2.48%) Credit Risk
4 7 (2.17%) Data Extraction
4 7 (2.17%) Data Integration
5 6 (1.86%) DTV
5 6 (1.86%) N-Tier
5 6 (1.86%) Market Risk
6 5 (1.55%) FMCG
6 5 (1.55%) Equities
7 4 (1.24%) Clustering
8 3 (0.93%) Management Information System
9 2 (0.62%) Replication
9 2 (0.62%) Informatics
9 2 (0.62%) Data Protection Act
9 2 (0.62%) Freedom of Information
10 1 (0.31%) Hedge funds
10 1 (0.31%) Social Network
10 1 (0.31%) Derivative
10 1 (0.31%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 7 (2.17%) Windows
2 2 (0.62%) UNIX
2 2 (0.62%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (0.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (0.31%) Apple iOS
3 1 (0.31%) Linux
3 1 (0.31%) Windows XP
3 1 (0.31%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 102 (31.68%) Business Intelligence
2 90 (27.95%) ETL
3 43 (13.35%) Performance Tuning
4 38 (11.80%) Migration
5 20 (6.21%) Data Modelling
6 17 (5.28%) Data Migration
6 17 (5.28%) MVC
7 13 (4.04%) Dimensional Modelling
8 10 (3.11%) E-Commerce
8 10 (3.11%) TDD
9 9 (2.80%) Web Development
9 9 (2.80%) Release Management
9 9 (2.80%) Scrum
10 8 (2.48%) Kanban
10 8 (2.48%) Agile Software Development
11 7 (2.17%) Software Engineering
11 7 (2.17%) Data Analysis
11 7 (2.17%) Unit Testing
12 6 (1.86%) Programme Management
12 6 (1.86%) Digital Marketing
Programming Languages
1 214 (66.46%) SQL
2 141 (43.79%) T-SQL
3 87 (27.02%) C#
4 31 (9.63%) VB.NET
5 16 (4.97%) VB
5 16 (4.97%) VBA
6 14 (4.35%) JavaScript
7 10 (3.11%) Java
7 10 (3.11%) VB6
8 8 (2.48%) PL/SQL
9 6 (1.86%) C++
9 6 (1.86%) Ruby
10 4 (1.24%) VC++
11 3 (0.93%) PowerShell
11 3 (0.93%) PHP
12 2 (0.62%) XAML
12 2 (0.62%) VBScript
13 1 (0.31%) Lua
13 1 (0.31%) Python
13 1 (0.31%) Perl
Qualifications
1 8 (2.48%) Security Cleared
2 7 (2.17%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (1.86%) MCTS
3 6 (1.86%) MCITP
3 6 (1.86%) Degree
4 4 (1.24%) SC Cleared
4 4 (1.24%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.31%) MCSE
5 1 (0.31%) MCP
5 1 (0.31%) OCP
5 1 (0.31%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (0.93%) Data Quality
2 2 (0.62%) QA
3 1 (0.31%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (0.62%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (0.31%) Puppet
Vendors
1 50 (15.53%) Microsoft
2 19 (5.90%) Oracle
3 9 (2.80%) Business Objects
3 9 (2.80%) SAP
4 7 (2.17%) Cognos
5 3 (0.93%) Tableau
5 3 (0.93%) SunGard
5 3 (0.93%) Sybase
5 3 (0.93%) Teradata
5 3 (0.93%) Informatica
5 3 (0.93%) Reuters
5 3 (0.93%) Bloomberg
6 2 (0.62%) MicroStrategy
6 2 (0.62%) VMware
7 1 (0.31%) DevExpress
7 1 (0.31%) Telerik
7 1 (0.31%) Civica
7 1 (0.31%) Siebel
7 1 (0.31%) JD Edwards
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