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 24 October 2014 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SQL Server Developer
Rank 513 394 384
Rank change year-on-year
-119 -10
Contract jobs requiring a SQL Server Developer 100 189 212
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.17% 0.36% 0.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.39% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 108 164
Average daily rate
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£339 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.21% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £229 £225 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £315 £298
% change year-on-year
-4.76% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 5
Average hourly rate - £24.00 £13.11
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +83.06%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £93.75 £13.11
% change year-on-year
- +615.10%

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
52969 48660 50794
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 90.75% 92.77% 93.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 33173 29376 28609
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £229 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2125 2122 2499
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £39.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-0.24% -7.42%

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 24 October 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 24 October 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 -107 86 £339 -3.21% 32
London -23 51 £425 - 13
City of London +6 15 £450 - 9
Scotland -3 13 £265 -21.48% 1
South East -30 13 £325 -18.75% 4
Glasgow -3 8 £425 - 1
East of England -21 7 £239 +6.22% 1
North West -10 5 £260 -4.58%
Hampshire -13 5 £300 -31.81% 2
Manchester -2 4 £260 -4.58%
West Midlands -22 4 £320 +8.47% 2
Aberdeen - 4 £265 -
Surrey -10 3 £325 - 1
Berkshire +12 2 £393 -
Nottingham +9 2 - - 1
Nottinghamshire +5 2 - - 1
East Midlands -8 2 - - 1
South West -34 2 £283 +7.61% 8
Essex - 2 £322 - 1
Cheshire +5 1 £200 -30.43%
Cardiff -9 1 £350 -3.44%
Gloucestershire -18 1 £265 +41.33%
South Wales -18 1 £350 -
West Yorkshire -24 1 £300 +3.44% 2
Hertfordshire -25 1 £425 -
Yorkshire -26 1 £300 +5.26% 2
Wales -28 1 £350 -
Warwickshire - 1 £250 - 1
Cambridge - 1 £325 -
Cambridgeshire - 1 £325 -

SQL Server Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 October 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.

1 219 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 148 (67.58%) SQL
3 128 (58.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 118 (53.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 96 (43.84%) T-SQL
6 89 (40.64%) SQL Server 2008
7 69 (31.51%) Finance
8 63 (28.77%) .NET
9 56 (25.57%) C#
10 53 (24.20%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 51 (23.29%) Business Intelligence
12 47 (21.46%) Data Warehouse
13 46 (21.00%) Microsoft
14 43 (19.63%) ETL
15 39 (17.81%) Banking
15 39 (17.81%) Performance Tuning
16 33 (15.07%) ASP.NET
17 30 (13.70%) SQL Server 2012
18 26 (11.87%) Analytical Skills
19 23 (10.50%) Oracle
20 22 (10.05%) Migration
20 22 (10.05%) SQL Server 2005
20 22 (10.05%) Agile Software Development
21 21 (9.59%) Marketing
21 21 (9.59%) XML
21 21 (9.59%) Relational Database
22 20 (9.13%) VB.NET
22 20 (9.13%) Data Modelling
23 19 (8.68%) MS Excel
23 19 (8.68%) PL/SQL

SQL Server Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 2 (0.91%) CMS
2 1 (0.46%) Umbraco
2 1 (0.46%) Sitecore CMS
2 1 (0.46%) IIS
2 1 (0.46%) IBM Notes
2 1 (0.46%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.46%) SAS
Applications
1 19 (8.68%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.91%) MS Office
3 1 (0.46%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 9 (4.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (1.37%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.46%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.46%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.91%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.46%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 219 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 128 (58.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 118 (53.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 89 (40.64%) SQL Server 2008
5 53 (24.20%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 47 (21.46%) Data Warehouse
7 30 (13.70%) SQL Server 2012
8 22 (10.05%) SQL Server 2005
9 21 (9.59%) Relational Database
10 15 (6.85%) OLAP
11 14 (6.39%) RDBMS
12 12 (5.48%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 11 (5.02%) QlikView
14 10 (4.57%) Star Schema
15 5 (2.28%) DTS
16 4 (1.83%) MS Access
16 4 (1.83%) SSDT
17 3 (1.37%) SQL Server 2000
17 3 (1.37%) Data Mining
17 3 (1.37%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 14 (6.39%) Team Foundation Server
2 9 (4.11%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 6 (2.74%) Visual Studio
4 2 (0.91%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.46%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (0.46%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
5 1 (0.46%) ERwin
5 1 (0.46%) Subversion
5 1 (0.46%) JIRA
5 1 (0.46%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.46%) WiX
5 1 (0.46%) MSBuild
5 1 (0.46%) Jenkins
General
1 69 (31.51%) Finance
2 39 (17.81%) Banking
3 21 (9.59%) Marketing
4 13 (5.94%) Investment Banking
5 10 (4.57%) Telecoms
6 9 (4.11%) Electronics
6 9 (4.11%) Manufacturing
7 3 (1.37%) Retail
7 3 (1.37%) Back Office
8 2 (0.91%) Front Office
9 1 (0.46%) Military
9 1 (0.46%) Local Government
9 1 (0.46%) Dutch Language
9 1 (0.46%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 63 (28.77%) .NET
2 33 (15.07%) ASP.NET
3 21 (9.59%) XML
4 19 (8.68%) Web Services
5 18 (8.22%) MDX
5 18 (8.22%) HTML
6 13 (5.94%) CSS
7 11 (5.02%) .NET Framework
8 10 (4.57%) ASP.NET MVC
9 8 (3.65%) JSP
9 8 (3.65%) Servlets
9 8 (3.65%) DHTML
9 8 (3.65%) XSL
9 8 (3.65%) EJB
9 8 (3.65%) Hibernate
10 6 (2.74%) WinForms
10 6 (2.74%) WCF
10 6 (2.74%) jQuery
11 3 (1.37%) ASP.NET Web API
11 3 (1.37%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 26 (11.87%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (4.11%) DTV
2 9 (4.11%) Replication
3 7 (3.20%) Fixed Income
3 7 (3.20%) NHS
4 6 (2.74%) Hedge funds
4 6 (2.74%) Data Integration
5 4 (1.83%) Visualisation
5 4 (1.83%) Clustering
6 3 (1.37%) Equities
6 3 (1.37%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 3 (1.37%) Reference Data
7 2 (0.91%) Data Extraction
8 1 (0.46%) FMCG
8 1 (0.46%) SWIFT
8 1 (0.46%) N-Tier
8 1 (0.46%) GIS
8 1 (0.46%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 6 (2.74%) Windows
2 1 (0.46%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (23.29%) Business Intelligence
2 43 (19.63%) ETL
3 39 (17.81%) Performance Tuning
4 22 (10.05%) Migration
4 22 (10.05%) Agile Software Development
5 20 (9.13%) Data Modelling
6 19 (8.68%) MVC
7 11 (5.02%) Asset Management
7 11 (5.02%) Technical Analysis
7 11 (5.02%) Kalman Filter
7 11 (5.02%) Kimball Methodology
8 9 (4.11%) Wealth Management
8 9 (4.11%) Digital Marketing
8 9 (4.11%) Programme Management
9 7 (3.20%) TDD
9 7 (3.20%) Data Mapping
10 6 (2.74%) Web Development
11 5 (2.28%) Fund Management
11 5 (2.28%) Data Management
11 5 (2.28%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 148 (67.58%) SQL
2 96 (43.84%) T-SQL
3 56 (25.57%) C#
4 20 (9.13%) VB.NET
5 19 (8.68%) PL/SQL
6 15 (6.85%) VBA
7 12 (5.48%) JavaScript
8 10 (4.57%) Java
9 6 (2.74%) VB
10 3 (1.37%) VB6
10 3 (1.37%) C++
11 2 (0.91%) VC++
11 2 (0.91%) Python
11 2 (0.91%) PowerShell
12 1 (0.46%) R
12 1 (0.46%) TypeScript
12 1 (0.46%) XAML
Qualifications
1 9 (4.11%) Degree
2 6 (2.74%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (1.83%) MCITP
4 3 (1.37%) MCTS
4 3 (1.37%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.46%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.46%) Sun Certification
5 1 (0.46%) MCSE
5 1 (0.46%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.46%) QA
1 1 (0.46%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (0.46%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (1.83%) Control-M
2 1 (0.46%) WMI
2 1 (0.46%) SCCM
Vendors
1 46 (21.00%) Microsoft
2 23 (10.50%) Oracle
3 12 (5.48%) SAP
4 11 (5.02%) Sybase
5 3 (1.37%) Business Objects
5 3 (1.37%) Tableau
5 3 (1.37%) Sun
6 2 (0.91%) Cognos
7 1 (0.46%) Jaspersoft
7 1 (0.46%) Citrix
7 1 (0.46%) Informatica
7 1 (0.46%) MicroStrategy
7 1 (0.46%) Lotus
7 1 (0.46%) VMware
7 1 (0.46%) Teradata
7 1 (0.46%) Telerik
7 1 (0.46%) Dundas
7 1 (0.46%) Sitecore
7 1 (0.46%) AccuRev
7 1 (0.46%) DevExpress
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