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 21 February 2017 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
21 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
SQL Server Developer
UK
Rank 464 378 408
Rank change year-on-year
-86 +30
Contract jobs requiring a SQL Server Developer 132 260 218
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.29% 0.51% 0.42%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.31% 0.54% 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 101 194 173
Median daily rate £363 £361 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.34% +7.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £535 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £335 £325
% change year-on-year
-2.98% +3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 1
Median hourly rate - £60.62 £47.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +27.61%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £60.62 £47.50
% change year-on-year
- +27.61%

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
42939 48598 48934
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.70% 94.99% 94.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 28014 31275 30245
Median daily rate £425 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1573 1632 1895
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £50.00 £40.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.75
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +7.46%

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 21 February 2017.

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 21 February 2017. 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 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 -85 123 £360 -0.68% 73
London -29 62 £450 -5.26% 22
South East -15 18 £338 +0.74% 17
Yorkshire -1 17 £350 -7.89% 6
City of London -2 12 £425 -10.52% 7
South West -2 12 £275 -21.42% 3
Berkshire +21 8 £350 -12.50% 1
Gloucestershire +8 7 £275 - 1
West Yorkshire 0 7 £350 -10.25% 4
Cirencester - 7 £275 -
Leeds -10 6 £333 -16.87% 2
Buckinghamshire +5 5 £315 -30.95% 2
South Yorkshire +1 5 £400 +33.33% 1
Bristol -7 5 £265 -24.28%
West Midlands -15 5 £325 - 2
Scotland +18 4 £400 +17.64% 3
North West +15 4 £355 +9.23% 8
Reading +11 4 £369 -18.05%
East of England -11 4 £363 +9.43% 6
North Yorkshire +14 3 £350 -
York +13 3 £350 -
Manchester +11 3 £360 +28.57% 6
Hampshire +10 2 £388 +21.56% 2
East Midlands +6 2 £300 +21.21% 8
Glasgow +2 2 £400 -
Staffordshire +1 2 - - 1
Stoke-on-Trent -4 2 - - 1
Hertfordshire -4 2 £406 +20.37% 2
Birmingham -11 2 £325 +1.56%
Croydon - 2 £438 -

SQL Server Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 February 2017, 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.

1 313 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 186 (59.42%) SQL
3 156 (49.84%) .NET
4 153 (48.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 130 (41.53%) C#
6 126 (40.26%) Microsoft
7 115 (36.74%) T-SQL
7 115 (36.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 88 (28.12%) Agile Software Development
9 87 (27.80%) Business Intelligence
9 87 (27.80%) Finance
10 79 (25.24%) SQL Server 2012
11 72 (23.00%) Data Warehouse
12 68 (21.73%) JavaScript
13 64 (20.45%) ASP.NET
13 64 (20.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 63 (20.13%) ETL
15 56 (17.89%) SQL Server 2008
16 47 (15.02%) MVC
17 43 (13.74%) Team Foundation Server
18 41 (13.10%) SQL Server 2014
18 41 (13.10%) MS Excel
19 40 (12.78%) Banking
20 38 (12.14%) .NET Framework
21 36 (11.50%) Oracle
22 35 (11.18%) Migration
23 34 (10.86%) HTML
24 33 (10.54%) ASP.NET MVC
25 30 (9.58%) CSS
26 28 (8.95%) Web Services

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 18 (5.75%) SharePoint
2 7 (2.24%) IIS
3 4 (1.28%) CMS
4 3 (0.96%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 3 (0.96%) BizTalk Server
4 3 (0.96%) Oracle Workflow
4 3 (0.96%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (0.64%) Confluence
5 2 (0.64%) GeoServer
6 1 (0.32%) ArcGIS
6 1 (0.32%) EPiServer
6 1 (0.32%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (0.32%) SAS
6 1 (0.32%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 41 (13.10%) MS Excel
2 5 (1.60%) MS Office
3 3 (0.96%) SPSS
4 2 (0.64%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.32%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 10 (3.19%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.96%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.32%) Cognos TM1
3 1 (0.32%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.32%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.32%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 20 (6.39%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (1.28%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (1.28%) Azure Active Directory
2 4 (1.28%) IaaS
2 4 (1.28%) PaaS
3 2 (0.64%) GitHub
3 2 (0.64%) Google Analytics
4 1 (0.32%) Boomi
4 1 (0.32%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.28%) Intranet
2 2 (0.64%) Extranet
3 1 (0.32%) Internet
3 1 (0.32%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 313 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 153 (48.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 115 (36.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 79 (25.24%) SQL Server 2012
5 72 (23.00%) Data Warehouse
6 64 (20.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 56 (17.89%) SQL Server 2008
8 41 (13.10%) SQL Server 2014
9 21 (6.71%) SQL Server 2005
10 18 (5.75%) SQL Server 2016
11 17 (5.43%) Power BI
12 13 (4.15%) MS Access
12 13 (4.15%) Relational Database
13 11 (3.51%) DTS
14 10 (3.19%) Data Mart
15 9 (2.88%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 9 (2.88%) SQL Server 2000
16 7 (2.24%) BusinessObjects
16 7 (2.24%) Data Mining
16 7 (2.24%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 43 (13.74%) Team Foundation Server
2 25 (7.99%) Visual Studio
3 16 (5.11%) Subversion
4 9 (2.88%) Git (software)
5 6 (1.92%) JIRA
6 5 (1.60%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 4 (1.28%) WiX
8 3 (0.96%) Moq
8 3 (0.96%) NUnit
9 1 (0.32%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 1 (0.32%) ReSharper
9 1 (0.32%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 1 (0.32%) Talend Open Studio
9 1 (0.32%) TeamCity
9 1 (0.32%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 87 (27.80%) Finance
2 40 (12.78%) Banking
3 13 (4.15%) Front Office
3 13 (4.15%) Marketing
4 11 (3.51%) Back Office
5 9 (2.88%) Investment Banking
5 9 (2.88%) Retail
6 7 (2.24%) Legal
7 5 (1.60%) Financial Institution
8 4 (1.28%) General Ledger
8 4 (1.28%) Manufacturing
8 4 (1.28%) Telecoms
9 3 (0.96%) Advertising
9 3 (0.96%) Electronics
10 2 (0.64%) Games
11 1 (0.32%) Local Government
11 1 (0.32%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 156 (49.84%) .NET
2 64 (20.45%) ASP.NET
3 38 (12.14%) .NET Framework
4 34 (10.86%) HTML
5 33 (10.54%) ASP.NET MVC
6 30 (9.58%) CSS
7 28 (8.95%) Web Services
8 26 (8.31%) WCF
8 26 (8.31%) XML
9 23 (7.35%) jQuery
10 21 (6.71%) AngularJS
11 17 (5.43%) Entity Framework
12 13 (4.15%) Ajax
12 13 (4.15%) ASP.NET Web API
13 12 (3.83%) RESTful
13 12 (3.83%) SOAP
14 11 (3.51%) MDX
15 10 (3.19%) XSLT
16 9 (2.88%) XSD
17 8 (2.56%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 12 (3.83%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (2.88%) Derivative
2 9 (2.88%) Fixed Income
3 8 (2.56%) Replication
4 7 (2.24%) Equities
5 6 (1.92%) Computer Science
5 6 (1.92%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 5 (1.60%) NHS
7 4 (1.28%) N-Tier
8 3 (0.96%) Management Information System
9 2 (0.64%) Clustering
9 2 (0.64%) Fintech
9 2 (0.64%) FMCG
9 2 (0.64%) Reinsurance
10 1 (0.32%) Data Structures
10 1 (0.32%) Digital Media
10 1 (0.32%) Hedge funds
10 1 (0.32%) iPad
10 1 (0.32%) Mobile App
10 1 (0.32%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 16 (5.11%) Windows
2 5 (1.60%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (1.28%) Linux
4 1 (0.32%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (28.12%) Agile Software Development
2 87 (27.80%) Business Intelligence
3 63 (20.13%) ETL
4 47 (15.02%) MVC
5 35 (11.18%) Migration
6 24 (7.67%) Kimball Methodology
7 21 (6.71%) Data Modelling
7 21 (6.71%) TDD
8 20 (6.39%) Performance Tuning
9 19 (6.07%) Scrum
10 18 (5.75%) SDLC
11 16 (5.11%) Analytics
12 15 (4.79%) Data Analysis
12 15 (4.79%) Web Development
13 12 (3.83%) Waterfall
14 11 (3.51%) CRM
14 11 (3.51%) Data Integration
14 11 (3.51%) Inversion of Control
14 11 (3.51%) Software Engineering
14 11 (3.51%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 186 (59.42%) SQL
2 130 (41.53%) C#
3 115 (36.74%) T-SQL
4 68 (21.73%) JavaScript
5 24 (7.67%) VB.NET
6 21 (6.71%) VBA
7 16 (5.11%) PowerShell
8 14 (4.47%) PL/SQL
9 11 (3.51%) VB
10 8 (2.56%) Java
11 7 (2.24%) VB6
12 5 (1.60%) Python
13 4 (1.28%) R
14 3 (0.96%) C
14 3 (0.96%) PHP
14 3 (0.96%) Shell Script
14 3 (0.96%) VBScript
15 2 (0.64%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
15 2 (0.64%) Perl
15 2 (0.64%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 14 (4.47%) Degree
2 8 (2.56%) Security Cleared
3 6 (1.92%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (1.60%) MCITP
4 5 (1.60%) SC Cleared
5 2 (0.64%) MCTS
6 1 (0.32%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (3.51%) QA
2 4 (1.28%) Data Quality
2 4 (1.28%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.32%) Basel III
3 1 (0.32%) COREP
3 1 (0.32%) CRD IV
3 1 (0.32%) FINREP
3 1 (0.32%) HL7
3 1 (0.32%) IFRS
3 1 (0.32%) IFRS 9
3 1 (0.32%) MiFID
System Software
1 4 (1.28%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.32%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 1 (0.32%) Data Guard
1 1 (0.32%) Failover Clustering
1 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 126 (40.26%) Microsoft
2 36 (11.50%) Oracle
3 15 (4.79%) Tableau
4 10 (3.19%) Sybase
5 8 (2.56%) Xamarin
6 5 (1.60%) Cognos
6 5 (1.60%) SAP
7 3 (0.96%) Adobe
7 3 (0.96%) RedGate
7 3 (0.96%) Symantec
8 2 (0.64%) Bloomberg
8 2 (0.64%) Embarcadero
8 2 (0.64%) Google
8 2 (0.64%) Teradata
9 1 (0.32%) Dell
9 1 (0.32%) ESRI
9 1 (0.32%) Fidessa
9 1 (0.32%) IBM
9 1 (0.32%) Infragistics
9 1 (0.32%) Remedy
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