Period
to 6 August 2020

The median contractor rate for a SQL Server Developer was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies in Central London during the 6 months to 6 August 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 Server Developer
London > Central London
6 months to
6 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 141 266 280
Rank change year-on-year +125 +14 -55
Contract jobs requiring a SQL Server Developer 8 14 19
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Central London 0.30% 0.17% 0.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.32% 0.18% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 14 17
Median daily rate £475 £488 £423
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.56% +15.38% -0.59%
10th Percentile £463 £350 £360
90th Percentile £575 £581 £550
London median daily rate £550 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +22.22% - -1.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
London median hourly rate - - -

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 2,519 7,896 8,678
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.33% 94.40% 95.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,747 6,124 6,711
Median daily rate £500 £513 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.44% +2.50% +2.56%
10th Percentile £306 £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 50 91 145
Median hourly rate £35.00 £21.00 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +66.67% +12.30% +6.04%
10th Percentile £12.76 £11.25 £13.00
90th Percentile £48.23 £56.50 £33.00
Median hourly rate £35.00 £21.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +66.67% +5.00% -4.76%

SQL Server Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Central London

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

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server Developer in Central London

SQL Server Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Central London

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

Daily rate trend for SQL Server Developer in Central London

SQL Server Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Central London

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

Hourly rate trend for SQL Server Developer in Central London

SQL Server 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 Server Developer within the Central London region over the 6 months to 6 August 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 +104 7 £475 -7.32% 1
SQL Server Developer
London

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

For the 6 months to 6 August 2020, SQL Server 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 Server Developer in the job title.

1 8 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 7 (87.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 6 (75.00%) SQL
4 5 (62.50%) Finance
5 4 (50.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (37.50%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (37.50%) .NET
6 3 (37.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 3 (37.50%) Azure
6 3 (37.50%) Azure SQL Database
7 2 (25.00%) Data Migration
7 2 (25.00%) MDX
7 2 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (25.00%) ASP.NET
7 2 (25.00%) C#
7 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (25.00%) Banking
7 2 (25.00%) Publishing
7 2 (25.00%) Migration
7 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
7 2 (25.00%) Power Platform
7 2 (25.00%) Power BI
7 2 (25.00%) SQL Server 2016
8 1 (12.50%) Biml
8 1 (12.50%) Dynamics 365
8 1 (12.50%) Azure Data Factory
8 1 (12.50%) Adobe
8 1 (12.50%) Thin Client
8 1 (12.50%) Back Office
8 1 (12.50%) Investment Banking

SQL Server 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:

Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 3 (37.50%) Azure
2 2 (25.00%) Power Platform
3 1 (12.50%) Azure Data Factory
3 1 (12.50%) Dynamics 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 7 (87.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (50.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (37.50%) Azure SQL Database
4 3 (37.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (25.00%) Power BI
5 2 (25.00%) SQL Server 2016
6 1 (12.50%) Biml
6 1 (12.50%) Qlik Sense
6 1 (12.50%) QlikView
6 1 (12.50%) RDBMS
6 1 (12.50%) Relational Database
6 1 (12.50%) Snowflake Schema
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Bitbucket
1 1 (12.50%) Git (software)
1 1 (12.50%) Jenkins
1 1 (12.50%) MSBuild
1 1 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (12.50%) TeamCity
1 1 (12.50%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (62.50%) Finance
2 2 (25.00%) Banking
2 2 (25.00%) Publishing
3 1 (12.50%) Back Office
3 1 (12.50%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (37.50%) .NET
2 2 (25.00%) ASP.NET
2 2 (25.00%) MDX
3 1 (12.50%) .NET Framework
3 1 (12.50%) AngularJS
3 1 (12.50%) CSS
3 1 (12.50%) Entity Framework
3 1 (12.50%) HTML
3 1 (12.50%) jQuery
3 1 (12.50%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Credit Risk
1 1 (12.50%) Fat Client
1 1 (12.50%) Reinsurance
1 1 (12.50%) Thin Client
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (25.00%) Data Migration
2 2 (25.00%) Migration
3 1 (12.50%) Analytics
3 1 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (12.50%) Data Modelling
3 1 (12.50%) Microservices
3 1 (12.50%) Multithreading
3 1 (12.50%) OO
3 1 (12.50%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (12.50%) Software Architecture
3 1 (12.50%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 6 (75.00%) SQL
2 2 (25.00%) C#
3 1 (12.50%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
3 1 (12.50%) JavaScript
3 1 (12.50%) Python
3 1 (12.50%) T-SQL
3 1 (12.50%) VB
3 1 (12.50%) VB.NET
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (12.50%) Adobe