Period
to 14 July 2020

The median contractor rate for a SQL Developer was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies in Central London during the 6 months to 14 July 2020.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

SQL Developer
London > Central London
6 months to
14 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 102 170 153
Rank change year-on-year +68 -17 -29
Contract jobs requiring a SQL Developer 51 129 159
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Central London 1.60% 1.49% 1.69%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.71% 1.58% 1.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 111 148
Median daily rate £475 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.00% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £343 £363 £363
90th Percentile £631 £650 £613
London median daily rate £525 £500 £472
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.99% +4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £175.00
London median hourly rate - £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year - +7.69% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Central London. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Central London
Contract vacancies in Central London with a recognized job title 2,978 8,158 8,944
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.56% 94.28% 94.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,113 6,296 6,929
Median daily rate £500 £513 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.44% +2.50% +3.09%
10th Percentile £305 £325 £313
90th Percentile £675 £675 £675
London median daily rate £510 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +2.00% - +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 90 148
Median hourly rate £35.00 £21.00 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +66.67% +12.30% +10.00%
10th Percentile £12.76 £11.70 £12.50
90th Percentile £46.53 £56.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate £35.00 £21.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year +66.67% -2.33% +0.82%

SQL Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Central London

Job postings that featured SQL Developer in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Central London.

Job vacancy trend for SQL Developer in Central London

SQL Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Central London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing SQL Developer in Central London.

Daily rate trend for SQL Developer in Central London

SQL Developer
Daily Rate Histogram in Central London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing SQL Developer in Central London over the 6 months to 14 July 2020.

Daily rate histogram for SQL Developer in Central London

SQL Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Central London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing SQL Developer in Central London.

Hourly rate trend for SQL Developer in Central London

SQL Developer
Contract Job Locations in Central London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Developer within the Central London region over the 6 months to 14 July 2020. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +42 37 £475 -5.00% 9
City of Westminster +30 6 £600 -
SQL Developer
London

SQL Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Central London

For the 6 months to 14 July 2020, SQL Developer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Central London region featuring SQL Developer in the job title.

1 48 (94.12%) SQL
2 30 (58.82%) SQL Server
3 27 (52.94%) Finance
4 26 (50.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 22 (43.14%) .NET
6 21 (41.18%) C#
7 18 (35.29%) ASP.NET
8 17 (33.33%) JavaScript
8 17 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
8 17 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 14 (27.45%) Agile Software Development
10 13 (25.49%) T-SQL
11 11 (21.57%) CSS
11 11 (21.57%) ETL
11 11 (21.57%) Business Intelligence
11 11 (21.57%) Team Foundation Server
12 10 (19.61%) Banking
12 10 (19.61%) Microsoft
12 10 (19.61%) HTML
13 8 (15.69%) QA
13 8 (15.69%) Unit Testing
13 8 (15.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 8 (15.69%) VBA
14 7 (13.73%) OLAP
14 7 (13.73%) Photoshop
14 7 (13.73%) Adobe
14 7 (13.73%) Data Modelling
14 7 (13.73%) RDBMS
14 7 (13.73%) PowerShell
14 7 (13.73%) Azure

SQL Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Central London 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 2 (3.92%) SAS
2 1 (1.96%) Confluence
2 1 (1.96%) IBM Notes
2 1 (1.96%) WebLogic
Applications
1 7 (13.73%) Photoshop
2 6 (11.76%) Acrobat
3 4 (7.84%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 7 (13.73%) Azure
1 7 (13.73%) Power Platform
2 2 (3.92%) AWS
2 2 (3.92%) Azure Data Factory
3 1 (1.96%) Dynamics 365
3 1 (1.96%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.96%) DKIM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (58.82%) SQL Server
2 26 (50.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 17 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
3 17 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 8 (15.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 7 (13.73%) OLAP
5 7 (13.73%) Power BI
5 7 (13.73%) RDBMS
5 7 (13.73%) Relational Database
6 5 (9.80%) Big Data
7 4 (7.84%) Azure SQL Database
7 4 (7.84%) SQL Server 2016
8 1 (1.96%) Biml
8 1 (1.96%) Oracle BI EE
8 1 (1.96%) PowerPivot
8 1 (1.96%) Qlik Sense
8 1 (1.96%) Redis
8 1 (1.96%) Spark SQL
8 1 (1.96%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (1.96%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 11 (21.57%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (3.92%) Bitbucket
2 2 (3.92%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.96%) Axure RP
3 1 (1.96%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.96%) JIRA
3 1 (1.96%) Octopus Deploy
3 1 (1.96%) SpecFlow
3 1 (1.96%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (1.96%) webpack
General
1 27 (52.94%) Finance
2 10 (19.61%) Banking
3 4 (7.84%) Front Office
4 3 (5.88%) Publishing
5 2 (3.92%) Financial Institution
5 2 (3.92%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.96%) Back Office
6 1 (1.96%) Law
6 1 (1.96%) Public Sector
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (43.14%) .NET
2 18 (35.29%) ASP.NET
3 11 (21.57%) CSS
4 10 (19.61%) HTML
5 3 (5.88%) AngularJS
5 3 (5.88%) MDX
5 3 (5.88%) WPF
6 2 (3.92%) .NET Framework
6 2 (3.92%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (3.92%) LESS
6 2 (3.92%) Twig
7 1 (1.96%) COM
7 1 (1.96%) DCOM
7 1 (1.96%) Entity Framework
7 1 (1.96%) J2EE
7 1 (1.96%) NHibernate
7 1 (1.96%) REST
7 1 (1.96%) SOAP
7 1 (1.96%) Web Services
7 1 (1.96%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (13.73%) Hedge funds
2 5 (9.80%) Reinsurance
3 4 (7.84%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (5.88%) Equities
4 3 (5.88%) Fat Client
4 3 (5.88%) Greenfield Project
4 3 (5.88%) Thin Client
5 2 (3.92%) Fixed Income
5 2 (3.92%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (1.96%) Clustering
6 1 (1.96%) Credit Risk
6 1 (1.96%) Data Structures
6 1 (1.96%) Derivative
6 1 (1.96%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.96%) Equity Derivative
6 1 (1.96%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 4 (7.84%) Unix
2 3 (5.88%) Linux
2 3 (5.88%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (27.45%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (21.57%) Business Intelligence
2 11 (21.57%) ETL
3 8 (15.69%) Unit Testing
4 7 (13.73%) Data Modelling
5 6 (11.76%) Business Analysis
5 6 (11.76%) Migration
5 6 (11.76%) SDLC
6 5 (9.80%) Data Development
6 5 (9.80%) Data Migration
6 5 (9.80%) Web Development
7 4 (7.84%) Analytics
7 4 (7.84%) Data Protection
7 4 (7.84%) Problem-Solving
7 4 (7.84%) Scrum
8 3 (5.88%) Information Management
9 2 (3.92%) Asset Management
9 2 (3.92%) Data Analysis
9 2 (3.92%) MVC
9 2 (3.92%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 48 (94.12%) SQL
2 21 (41.18%) C#
3 17 (33.33%) JavaScript
4 13 (25.49%) T-SQL
5 8 (15.69%) VBA
6 7 (13.73%) PowerShell
7 4 (7.84%) Perl
7 4 (7.84%) Python
7 4 (7.84%) VB
8 3 (5.88%) Bash Shell
8 3 (5.88%) Java
8 3 (5.88%) VB.NET
9 2 (3.92%) CoffeeScript
9 2 (3.92%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
9 2 (3.92%) PHP
10 1 (1.96%) MUMPS
10 1 (1.96%) PL/SQL
10 1 (1.96%) R
10 1 (1.96%) Shell Script
10 1 (1.96%) VC++
Qualifications
1 1 (1.96%) Degree
1 1 (1.96%) MCITP
1 1 (1.96%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (1.96%) SC Cleared
1 1 (1.96%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (15.69%) QA
2 4 (7.84%) Solvency II
3 3 (5.88%) Data Quality
3 3 (5.88%) MiFID
Systems Management
1 1 (1.96%) Kibana
1 1 (1.96%) logstash
Vendors
1 10 (19.61%) Microsoft
2 7 (13.73%) Adobe
3 6 (11.76%) Cognos
4 4 (7.84%) Sybase
5 2 (3.92%) DocuSign
5 2 (3.92%) Oracle
6 1 (1.96%) Alteryx
6 1 (1.96%) BEA
6 1 (1.96%) GoldenSource
6 1 (1.96%) Hyperion
6 1 (1.96%) Informatica
6 1 (1.96%) Lotus
6 1 (1.96%) Pega
6 1 (1.96%) TIBCO
6 1 (1.96%) webMethods