The median contractor rate for a Senior SQL Server Developer was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

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.

Senior SQL Server Developer
London / City of London
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 160 153 -
Rank change year-on-year -7 -  
Contract jobs requiring a Senior SQL Server Developer 2 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.065% 0.030% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.069% 0.031% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 0
Median daily rate £450 £445 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.12% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate - £425 £484
% change year-on-year - -12.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2916 3192 4971
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 95.23% 95.17% 96.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 2268 2545 3747
Median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £305 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 45 78
Median hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £17.98
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.97% +11.20%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.38 £46.10 £26.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.63 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.82% +15.44%  

Senior SQL Server Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London that featured Senior SQL Server Developer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Senior SQL Server Developer in the City of London

Senior SQL Server Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Senior SQL Server Developer in the City of London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Senior SQL Server Developer in the City of London

Senior SQL Server Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 28 March 2017, Senior 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 across the City of London region featuring Senior SQL Server Developer in the job title.

1 7 (100.00%) SQL
1 7 (100.00%) T-SQL
1 7 (100.00%) .NET
1 7 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 7 (100.00%) Finance
1 7 (100.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 7 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (100.00%) Subversion
1 7 (100.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 6 (85.71%) Git (software)
2 6 (85.71%) Banking
2 6 (85.71%) Waterfall
2 6 (85.71%) Data Mart
2 6 (85.71%) Back Office
2 6 (85.71%) MS Excel
2 6 (85.71%) Microsoft
3 1 (14.29%) Bloomberg
3 1 (14.29%) Project Management
3 1 (14.29%) SOA
3 1 (14.29%) ETL
3 1 (14.29%) C#
3 1 (14.29%) Front Office
3 1 (14.29%) XML
3 1 (14.29%) XSD
3 1 (14.29%) XSLT
3 1 (14.29%) Windows
3 1 (14.29%) Python
3 1 (14.29%) Requirements Analysis
3 1 (14.29%) .NET Framework
3 1 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing

Senior SQL Server Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of 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 6 (85.71%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 7 (100.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 7 (100.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 6 (85.71%) Data Mart
3 1 (14.29%) MongoDB
3 1 (14.29%) NoSQL
3 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 7 (100.00%) Subversion
2 6 (85.71%) Git (software)
3 1 (14.29%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 7 (100.00%) Finance
2 6 (85.71%) Back Office
2 6 (85.71%) Banking
3 1 (14.29%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (100.00%) .NET
2 1 (14.29%) .NET Framework
2 1 (14.29%) REST
2 1 (14.29%) XML
2 1 (14.29%) XSD
2 1 (14.29%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Equities
1 1 (14.29%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (85.71%) Waterfall
3 1 (14.29%) Analytics
3 1 (14.29%) Change Control
3 1 (14.29%) ETL
3 1 (14.29%) Integration Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Project Management
3 1 (14.29%) Requirements Analysis
3 1 (14.29%) Scrum
3 1 (14.29%) SOA
3 1 (14.29%) Technical Analysis
3 1 (14.29%) Test Scripting
3 1 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (100.00%) SQL
1 7 (100.00%) T-SQL
2 1 (14.29%) C#
2 1 (14.29%) PowerShell
2 1 (14.29%) Python
Vendors
1 6 (85.71%) Microsoft
2 1 (14.29%) Bloomberg