The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had SQL Server Developer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 30 September 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
SQL Server Developer
Rank 481 407 403
Rank change year-on-year
-74 -4
Contract jobs requiring a SQL Server Developer 173 285 251
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.32% 0.49% 0.43%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.34% 0.52% 0.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 135 225 180
Median daily rate £350 £390 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.25% +11.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £300 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £515 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £340 £330
% change year-on-year
-0.73% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £31.52 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +80.11%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £31.52 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- +80.11%

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
50426 54977 54154
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.62% 94.99% 92.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 32986 35136 33089
Median daily rate £425 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1704 2093 2157
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

SQL Server Developer
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured SQL Server Developer in the job title.

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 September 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
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server Developer within the UK over the 3 months to 30 September 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -78 163 £350 -12.50% 68
London -43 70 £388 -13.88% 21
South East +3 27 £375 +7.14% 6
West Midlands -17 20 £295 -20.27% 6
North West +14 14 £300 -14.28% 9
City of London -6 13 £375 -21.05% 6
South West +9 12 £330 +1.53% 3
Birmingham -1 10 £295 +24.21%
East Midlands - 9 £363 - 8
Cheshire +6 8 £300 -25.00% 5
Coventry - 7 £295 -
Chester - 7 £300 - 2
Leicestershire - 7 £363 - 4
Scotland +4 6 £318 +5.83% 1
Leicester - 6 £363 - 3
Hampshire +12 5 £319 -1.92% 1
West Sussex +7 5 £425 +23.63%
Kent +5 5 £420 +23.52% 1
Devon +8 4 £275 +4.76%
Surrey +5 4 £413 +6.45% 1
Exeter +5 4 £275 +4.76%
Berkshire -5 4 £396 +9.24% 1
Yorkshire -8 4 £365 +12.30% 4
Maidstone - 4 £420 -
Crawley +16 3 £425 +21.42%
Staffordshire -3 3 £338 -22.85% 1
East of England -6 3 £325 -10.34% 11
Oxfordshire -9 3 £350 -6.66% 1
Oxford -11 3 £350 -6.66%
Manchester -14 3 £300 -11.11% 3

SQL Server Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 September 2016, SQL Server Developer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring SQL Server Developer in the job title.

1 335 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 201 (60.00%) SQL
3 157 (46.87%) .NET
4 150 (44.78%) C#
4 150 (44.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 118 (35.22%) T-SQL
6 111 (33.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 106 (31.64%) Microsoft
8 92 (27.46%) Business Intelligence
9 81 (24.18%) ASP.NET
10 80 (23.88%) Data Warehouse
10 80 (23.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 78 (23.28%) ETL
12 71 (21.19%) Agile Software Development
13 69 (20.60%) Finance
14 68 (20.30%) MVC
15 66 (19.70%) JavaScript
16 64 (19.10%) SQL Server 2012
17 56 (16.72%) SQL Server 2008
18 51 (15.22%) .NET Framework
19 48 (14.33%) Oracle
20 44 (13.13%) MS Excel
21 43 (12.84%) jQuery
22 39 (11.64%) Performance Tuning
23 38 (11.34%) SQL Server 2014
23 38 (11.34%) ASP.NET MVC
24 37 (11.04%) Web Services
25 36 (10.75%) Visual Studio
26 35 (10.45%) HTML
26 35 (10.45%) XML

SQL Server Developer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 11 (3.28%) SharePoint
2 9 (2.69%) IIS
3 5 (1.49%) Apache
4 4 (1.19%) Apache Spark
4 4 (1.19%) BizTalk Server
4 4 (1.19%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (0.60%) SAS
5 2 (0.60%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.30%) CMS
6 1 (0.30%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.30%) K2 blackpearl
6 1 (0.30%) Moodle
6 1 (0.30%) NServiceBus
6 1 (0.30%) Sitecore CMS
6 1 (0.30%) Umbraco
Applications
1 44 (13.13%) MS Excel
2 7 (2.09%) MS Office
3 3 (0.90%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (0.90%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.60%) InfoPath
4 2 (0.60%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (1.19%) Dynamics CRM
1 4 (1.19%) RMDS
2 3 (0.90%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.60%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 1 (0.30%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.30%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 15 (4.48%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (1.79%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (0.90%) IaaS
3 3 (0.90%) PaaS
4 2 (0.60%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 2 (0.60%) HTTP
1 2 (0.60%) Internet
1 2 (0.60%) Intranet
2 1 (0.30%) DNS
2 1 (0.30%) FTP
2 1 (0.30%) Kerberos
2 1 (0.30%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 335 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 150 (44.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 111 (33.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 80 (23.88%) Data Warehouse
4 80 (23.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 64 (19.10%) SQL Server 2012
6 56 (16.72%) SQL Server 2008
7 38 (11.34%) SQL Server 2014
8 22 (6.57%) Relational Database
9 17 (5.07%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 17 (5.07%) SQL Server 2005
10 16 (4.78%) BusinessObjects
11 14 (4.18%) Power BI
12 11 (3.28%) QlikView
13 9 (2.69%) MS Access
13 9 (2.69%) MySQL
13 9 (2.69%) OLAP
13 9 (2.69%) Oracle Database
14 8 (2.39%) Big Data
15 7 (2.09%) OLAP Cube
Development Applications
1 36 (10.75%) Visual Studio
2 32 (9.55%) Team Foundation Server
3 10 (2.99%) Subversion
4 9 (2.69%) Git (software)
4 9 (2.69%) NUnit
4 9 (2.69%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 4 (1.19%) JIRA
5 4 (1.19%) Moq
5 4 (1.19%) TeamCity
6 3 (0.90%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 3 (0.90%) WiX
7 2 (0.60%) Octopus Deploy
7 2 (0.60%) Talend Open Studio
8 1 (0.30%) AccuRev
8 1 (0.30%) MSBuild
8 1 (0.30%) MSI
8 1 (0.30%) MSTest
8 1 (0.30%) Oracle Forms
8 1 (0.30%) Selenium
8 1 (0.30%) SpecFlow
General
1 69 (20.60%) Finance
2 34 (10.15%) Banking
3 15 (4.48%) Investment Banking
4 9 (2.69%) Marketing
5 5 (1.49%) Front Office
5 5 (1.49%) Legal
5 5 (1.49%) Manufacturing
5 5 (1.49%) Retail
6 3 (0.90%) Law
7 2 (0.60%) Advertising
8 1 (0.30%) Back Office
8 1 (0.30%) Dutch Language
8 1 (0.30%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.30%) Games
8 1 (0.30%) Local Government
8 1 (0.30%) Military
8 1 (0.30%) Private Banking
8 1 (0.30%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 157 (46.87%) .NET
2 81 (24.18%) ASP.NET
3 51 (15.22%) .NET Framework
4 43 (12.84%) jQuery
5 38 (11.34%) ASP.NET MVC
6 37 (11.04%) Web Services
7 35 (10.45%) HTML
7 35 (10.45%) XML
8 33 (9.85%) WCF
9 31 (9.25%) CSS
10 21 (6.27%) MDX
11 18 (5.37%) Entity Framework
12 16 (4.78%) Ajax
12 16 (4.78%) AngularJS
13 13 (3.88%) HTML5
13 13 (3.88%) SOAP
13 13 (3.88%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 12 (3.58%) REST
14 12 (3.58%) XSLT
15 9 (2.69%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 12 (3.58%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (3.28%) Replication
3 9 (2.69%) Management Information System
4 6 (1.79%) Fixed Income
5 5 (1.49%) Clustering
5 5 (1.49%) Computer Science
5 5 (1.49%) Data Integration
5 5 (1.49%) Inversion of Control
5 5 (1.49%) Mathematics
6 4 (1.19%) Derivative
6 4 (1.19%) User Experience
6 4 (1.19%) Visualisation
7 2 (0.60%) Data Conversion
7 2 (0.60%) Data Structures
7 2 (0.60%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (0.60%) Equities
7 2 (0.60%) FMCG
7 2 (0.60%) Informatics
7 2 (0.60%) NHS
7 2 (0.60%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 22 (6.57%) Windows
2 6 (1.79%) Linux
2 6 (1.79%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (0.90%) Windows Server
4 2 (0.60%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.30%) Android
5 1 (0.30%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.30%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 92 (27.46%) Business Intelligence
2 78 (23.28%) ETL
3 71 (21.19%) Agile Software Development
4 68 (20.30%) MVC
5 39 (11.64%) Performance Tuning
6 34 (10.15%) Data Modelling
7 30 (8.96%) Migration
8 23 (6.87%) TDD
8 23 (6.87%) Unit Testing
9 19 (5.67%) Scrum
10 18 (5.37%) Web Development
11 16 (4.78%) Kimball Methodology
12 15 (4.48%) Data Migration
13 14 (4.18%) Analytics
13 14 (4.18%) CRM
14 13 (3.88%) OO
15 12 (3.58%) Data Analysis
15 12 (3.58%) Data Management
16 11 (3.28%) Database Security
16 11 (3.28%) ETL Development
Programming Languages
1 201 (60.00%) SQL
2 150 (44.78%) C#
3 118 (35.22%) T-SQL
4 66 (19.70%) JavaScript
5 25 (7.46%) VBA
6 22 (6.57%) VB.NET
7 16 (4.78%) Java
8 14 (4.18%) PL/SQL
9 11 (3.28%) VB
10 10 (2.99%) PowerShell
11 9 (2.69%) C++
12 8 (2.39%) C
13 6 (1.79%) PHP
14 5 (1.49%) VBScript
15 4 (1.19%) VB6
16 3 (0.90%) F#
17 2 (0.60%) Ruby
17 2 (0.60%) Shell Script
17 2 (0.60%) TypeScript
17 2 (0.60%) XAML
Qualifications
1 17 (5.07%) Security Cleared
2 15 (4.48%) Degree
3 9 (2.69%) SC Cleared
4 4 (1.19%) BPSS Clearance
4 4 (1.19%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.30%) CTC Cleared
5 1 (0.30%) HNC
5 1 (0.30%) HND
5 1 (0.30%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (4.18%) QA
2 9 (2.69%) Disclosure Scotland
3 4 (1.19%) GAAP
3 4 (1.19%) SLA
4 3 (0.90%) Data Quality
System Software
1 8 (2.39%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.30%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 4 (1.19%) SCCM
2 3 (0.90%) SCOrch
3 2 (0.60%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (0.30%) Grafana
4 1 (0.30%) Kibana
4 1 (0.30%) logstash
4 1 (0.30%) StatsD
Vendors
1 106 (31.64%) Microsoft
2 48 (14.33%) Oracle
3 14 (4.18%) Cognos
4 12 (3.58%) Tableau
5 5 (1.49%) Reuters
6 4 (1.19%) ION Trading
6 4 (1.19%) TIBCO
7 3 (0.90%) Infragistics
7 3 (0.90%) Sybase
8 2 (0.60%) Alteryx
8 2 (0.60%) Informatica
8 2 (0.60%) Remedy
8 2 (0.60%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (0.60%) SAP
8 2 (0.60%) Talend
8 2 (0.60%) Teradata
9 1 (0.30%) Blue Prism
9 1 (0.30%) EPiServer
9 1 (0.30%) iManage
9 1 (0.30%) Sitecore
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