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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SQL Server Developer
Rank 502 398 373
Rank change year-on-year
-104 -25
Contract jobs requiring a SQL Server Developer 110 193 246
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.19% 0.37% 0.43%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.21% 0.39% 0.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 114 185
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£375 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £543 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £316 £323 £300
% change year-on-year
-1.93% +7.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 4
Average hourly rate - £97.00 £13.11
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +639.89%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £170.00 £13.11
% change year-on-year
- +1196.72%

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
52430 48925 53586
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 91.02% 92.73% 92.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 32042 29264 29965
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £231 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2056 2117 2633
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £18.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -6.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 -93 92 £369 -1.66% 19
London -26 46 £450 - 7
Scotland -3 17 £413 +22.22%
Glasgow 0 15 £419 -
City of London +5 14 £450 -2.70% 2
South East 0 11 £330 -15.38% 6
East of England -26 10 £363 +61.11% 2
Yorkshire -16 7 £300 +5.26% 1
East Midlands -2 6 £300 -20.00%
West Yorkshire -7 5 £313 +19.04% 1
North West -8 5 £260 -20.00% 2
Leeds -5 4 £313 +21.35%
Manchester -11 4 £260 -20.00%
Surrey - 4 £325 - 4
Suffolk +3 3 £400 +4.84% 1
Ipswich 0 3 £400 -11.20% 1
West Midlands -23 3 £285 -17.98% 1
South West -44 3 £245 +30.66%
Berkshire +7 2 £393 -
North Yorkshire 0 2 £281 -7.78%
Wiltshire -8 2 £225 -
Nottingham +16 1 - -
Cheshire +9 1 £260 -9.56% 1
Nottinghamshire +8 1 - -
Leicester +7 1 £625 +108.33%
Leicestershire 0 1 £625 +66.66%
Buckinghamshire -6 1 - -
Milton Keynes -8 1 - -
Hampshire -11 1 £363 +16.00% 1
Gloucestershire -16 1 £265 +41.33%

SQL Server Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

1 234 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 152 (64.96%) SQL
3 129 (55.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 122 (52.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 103 (44.02%) SQL Server 2008
6 93 (39.74%) T-SQL
7 72 (30.77%) .NET
8 69 (29.49%) Finance
9 63 (26.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 58 (24.79%) C#
11 56 (23.93%) ETL
11 56 (23.93%) Business Intelligence
12 53 (22.65%) Data Warehouse
13 52 (22.22%) Microsoft
14 40 (17.09%) ASP.NET
14 40 (17.09%) Banking
15 38 (16.24%) Performance Tuning
16 30 (12.82%) Migration
17 29 (12.39%) Analytical Skills
18 27 (11.54%) SQL Server 2012
19 25 (10.68%) SQL Server 2005
20 23 (9.83%) Marketing
20 23 (9.83%) MVC
20 23 (9.83%) VB.NET
20 23 (9.83%) Oracle
21 22 (9.40%) VBA
21 22 (9.40%) Agile Software Development
22 21 (8.97%) MDX
22 21 (8.97%) XML
22 21 (8.97%) MS Excel

SQL Server Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 (0.85%) CMS
2 1 (0.43%) Sitecore CMS
2 1 (0.43%) Umbraco
2 1 (0.43%) IIS
2 1 (0.43%) IBM Notes
2 1 (0.43%) SharePoint
Applications
1 21 (8.97%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.85%) MS Office
3 1 (0.43%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 12 (5.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (1.28%) Markit EDM
2 3 (1.28%) SunGard GMI
3 1 (0.43%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (0.43%) Oracle Receivables
3 1 (0.43%) Oracle Assets
3 1 (0.43%) Oracle General Ledger
3 1 (0.43%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.43%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.43%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.43%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.43%) SAN
1 1 (0.43%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 234 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 129 (55.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 122 (52.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 103 (44.02%) SQL Server 2008
5 63 (26.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 53 (22.65%) Data Warehouse
7 27 (11.54%) SQL Server 2012
8 25 (10.68%) SQL Server 2005
9 20 (8.55%) OLAP
10 17 (7.26%) Relational Database
11 15 (6.41%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 14 (5.98%) RDBMS
13 9 (3.85%) Star Schema
14 7 (2.99%) QlikView
15 5 (2.14%) SQL Server 2000
15 5 (2.14%) MS Access
15 5 (2.14%) DTS
16 4 (1.71%) SSDT
17 3 (1.28%) Data Mining
17 3 (1.28%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 18 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server
2 10 (4.27%) Visual Studio
3 8 (3.42%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 3 (1.28%) WiX
4 3 (1.28%) MSBuild
5 2 (0.85%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.43%) SpecFlow
6 1 (0.43%) Subversion
6 1 (0.43%) ERwin
General
1 69 (29.49%) Finance
2 40 (17.09%) Banking
3 23 (9.83%) Marketing
4 14 (5.98%) Investment Banking
5 12 (5.13%) Electronics
5 12 (5.13%) Telecoms
5 12 (5.13%) Manufacturing
6 4 (1.71%) Back Office
7 3 (1.28%) Retail
8 2 (0.85%) Front Office
8 2 (0.85%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.43%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.43%) Dutch Language
9 1 (0.43%) French Language
9 1 (0.43%) Local Government
9 1 (0.43%) General Ledger
9 1 (0.43%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 72 (30.77%) .NET
2 40 (17.09%) ASP.NET
3 21 (8.97%) MDX
3 21 (8.97%) XML
4 20 (8.55%) Web Services
5 19 (8.12%) HTML
6 13 (5.56%) CSS
6 13 (5.56%) ASP.NET MVC
7 10 (4.27%) .NET Framework
8 8 (3.42%) EJB
8 8 (3.42%) DHTML
8 8 (3.42%) JSP
8 8 (3.42%) Servlets
8 8 (3.42%) XSL
8 8 (3.42%) Hibernate
8 8 (3.42%) WCF
9 6 (2.56%) WinForms
9 6 (2.56%) jQuery
9 6 (2.56%) WPF
10 4 (1.71%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 29 (12.39%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (5.13%) DTV
3 10 (4.27%) NHS
4 9 (3.85%) Data Integration
5 7 (2.99%) Replication
5 7 (2.99%) Fixed Income
6 6 (2.56%) Hedge funds
7 4 (1.71%) Clustering
7 4 (1.71%) Equities
7 4 (1.71%) Visualisation
8 3 (1.28%) Reference Data
9 2 (0.85%) Market Risk
10 1 (0.43%) SWIFT
10 1 (0.43%) Credit Risk
10 1 (0.43%) Derivative
10 1 (0.43%) Management Information System
10 1 (0.43%) GIS
10 1 (0.43%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 7 (2.99%) Windows
2 1 (0.43%) Windows 7
2 1 (0.43%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (0.43%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (23.93%) ETL
1 56 (23.93%) Business Intelligence
2 38 (16.24%) Performance Tuning
3 30 (12.82%) Migration
4 23 (9.83%) MVC
5 22 (9.40%) Agile Software Development
6 19 (8.12%) Data Modelling
7 12 (5.13%) Technical Analysis
7 12 (5.13%) Programme Management
7 12 (5.13%) Digital Marketing
8 11 (4.70%) Kalman Filter
9 10 (4.27%) TDD
9 10 (4.27%) Asset Management
9 10 (4.27%) Data Migration
10 9 (3.85%) Kimball Methodology
11 8 (3.42%) Scrum
11 8 (3.42%) Wealth Management
12 7 (2.99%) User Acceptance Testing
13 6 (2.56%) Web Development
13 6 (2.56%) Dimensional Modelling
Programming Languages
1 152 (64.96%) SQL
2 93 (39.74%) T-SQL
3 58 (24.79%) C#
4 23 (9.83%) VB.NET
5 22 (9.40%) VBA
6 18 (7.69%) PL/SQL
7 11 (4.70%) Java
7 11 (4.70%) JavaScript
8 9 (3.85%) VB
9 6 (2.56%) C++
10 5 (2.14%) VC++
11 4 (1.71%) PowerShell
12 3 (1.28%) VB6
12 3 (1.28%) XAML
13 2 (0.85%) VBScript
14 1 (0.43%) TypeScript
14 1 (0.43%) Ruby
14 1 (0.43%) Python
Qualifications
1 11 (4.70%) Degree
2 5 (2.14%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (1.71%) MCITP
4 3 (1.28%) MCTS
5 2 (0.85%) MCSE
5 2 (0.85%) Security Cleared
6 1 (0.43%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.43%) Data Quality
1 1 (0.43%) PCI DSS
1 1 (0.43%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.43%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (1.71%) Control-M
2 1 (0.43%) SCCM
2 1 (0.43%) WMI
Vendors
1 52 (22.22%) Microsoft
2 23 (9.83%) Oracle
3 14 (5.98%) SAP
4 12 (5.13%) Sybase
5 6 (2.56%) Business Objects
6 3 (1.28%) Tableau
6 3 (1.28%) SunGard
7 2 (0.85%) Sun
7 2 (0.85%) Cognos
7 2 (0.85%) Informatica
8 1 (0.43%) Splunk
8 1 (0.43%) Jaspersoft
8 1 (0.43%) DevExpress
8 1 (0.43%) Sitecore
8 1 (0.43%) Dundas
8 1 (0.43%) Telerik
8 1 (0.43%) VMware
8 1 (0.43%) Reuters
8 1 (0.43%) Bloomberg
8 1 (0.43%) MicroStrategy
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