The median contractor rate for a SQL Developer was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 3 months to 29 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.

SQL Developer
London / City of London
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 92 88 85
Rank change year-on-year -4 -3  
Contract jobs requiring a SQL Developer 70 72 116
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 2.28% 2.13% 2.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.39% 2.23% 2.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 60 97
Median daily rate £450 £443 £435
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.69% +1.72%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £370 £323
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £528 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year - +7.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £43.57 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £51.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year -21.56% +36.00%  

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 2926 3222 4914
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 95.25% 95.18% 96.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 2273 2570 3709
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 £300 £276
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 33 46 72
Median hourly rate £19.00 £19.99 £17.98
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.96% +11.19%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.38 £45.75 £27.37
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.25% +14.70%  

SQL Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

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

Job vacancy trend for SQL Developer in the City of London

SQL 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 SQL Developer in the City of London.

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

SQL Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Developer in the City of London over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SQL Developer in the City of London

SQL Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Developer in the City of London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL Developer in the City of London

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

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, SQL 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 SQL Developer in the job title.

1 121 (91.67%) SQL
2 95 (71.97%) SQL Server
3 65 (49.24%) Finance
4 60 (45.45%) C#
4 60 (45.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 54 (40.91%) T-SQL
6 47 (35.61%) .NET
7 43 (32.58%) Agile Software Development
8 38 (28.79%) Microsoft
9 31 (23.48%) Data Warehouse
9 31 (23.48%) Banking
10 29 (21.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 23 (17.42%) MVC
11 23 (17.42%) ETL
12 22 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
13 21 (15.91%) SQL Server 2012
14 19 (14.39%) MS Excel
14 19 (14.39%) SQL Server 2008
15 18 (13.64%) ASP.NET
16 16 (12.12%) Oracle
16 16 (12.12%) Analytics
17 14 (10.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 13 (9.85%) Entity Framework
19 12 (9.09%) AngularJS
19 12 (9.09%) WPF
19 12 (9.09%) Front Office
19 12 (9.09%) PL/SQL
20 11 (8.33%) Windows
20 11 (8.33%) Fixed Income
20 11 (8.33%) Subversion

SQL 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:

Application Platforms
1 7 (5.30%) IIS
2 2 (1.52%) SAS
3 1 (0.76%) Apache Pig
3 1 (0.76%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (0.76%) SharePoint
Applications
1 19 (14.39%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.27%) MS Office
3 2 (1.52%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.76%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.76%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (3.79%) Workday HCM
2 1 (0.76%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.52%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (1.52%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.76%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (0.76%) Amazon S3
2 1 (0.76%) Amazon SQS
2 1 (0.76%) AWS Data Pipeline
2 1 (0.76%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.79%) Intranet
2 2 (1.52%) FTP
3 1 (0.76%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 95 (71.97%) SQL Server
2 60 (45.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 31 (23.48%) Data Warehouse
4 29 (21.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 21 (15.91%) SQL Server 2012
6 19 (14.39%) SQL Server 2008
7 14 (10.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 11 (8.33%) SQL Server 2014
9 7 (5.30%) Big Data
9 7 (5.30%) Data Mart
9 7 (5.30%) Power BI
10 6 (4.55%) SQL Server 2016
11 5 (3.79%) Oracle Database
12 4 (3.03%) SSDT
13 3 (2.27%) MS Access
13 3 (2.27%) Oracle Database 11g
13 3 (2.27%) QlikView
14 2 (1.52%) BusinessObjects
14 2 (1.52%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 2 (1.52%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 11 (8.33%) Subversion
2 9 (6.82%) Team Foundation Server
3 8 (6.06%) Git (software)
4 6 (4.55%) Visual Studio
5 5 (3.79%) SpecFlow
6 3 (2.27%) JIRA
6 3 (2.27%) Oracle APEX
7 2 (1.52%) NUnit
7 2 (1.52%) Talend Open Studio
7 2 (1.52%) Toad
8 1 (0.76%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (0.76%) ERwin
8 1 (0.76%) Moq
8 1 (0.76%) MSTest
8 1 (0.76%) PowerBuilder
8 1 (0.76%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 65 (49.24%) Finance
2 31 (23.48%) Banking
3 12 (9.09%) Front Office
4 8 (6.06%) Investment Banking
5 6 (4.55%) Back Office
6 2 (1.52%) Financial Institution
6 2 (1.52%) Retail
7 1 (0.76%) Advertising
7 1 (0.76%) Legal
7 1 (0.76%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (35.61%) .NET
2 18 (13.64%) ASP.NET
3 13 (9.85%) Entity Framework
4 12 (9.09%) AngularJS
4 12 (9.09%) WPF
5 9 (6.82%) .NET Framework
5 9 (6.82%) ASP.NET Web API
6 8 (6.06%) WCF
6 8 (6.06%) XML
7 7 (5.30%) jQuery
8 6 (4.55%) Ajax
8 6 (4.55%) ASP.NET MVC
9 5 (3.79%) Caliburn.Micro
9 5 (3.79%) JSON
9 5 (3.79%) LINQ
9 5 (3.79%) Task Parallel Library
10 4 (3.03%) HTML
10 4 (3.03%) Web Services
11 3 (2.27%) CSS
11 3 (2.27%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 11 (8.33%) Fixed Income
2 9 (6.82%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (3.03%) Equities
3 4 (3.03%) Fintech
4 3 (2.27%) Credit Risk
4 3 (2.27%) Data Structures
4 3 (2.27%) Derivative
4 3 (2.27%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (1.52%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 2 (1.52%) Grid Computing
5 2 (1.52%) N-Tier
5 2 (1.52%) User Experience
6 1 (0.76%) Hedge funds
6 1 (0.76%) Market Risk
6 1 (0.76%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.76%) PACS
6 1 (0.76%) Replication
6 1 (0.76%) SWIFT
6 1 (0.76%) TWAP
6 1 (0.76%) VWAP
Operating Systems
1 11 (8.33%) Windows
2 7 (5.30%) Linux
3 5 (3.79%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (32.58%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (17.42%) ETL
2 23 (17.42%) MVC
3 22 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
4 16 (12.12%) Analytics
5 11 (8.33%) SDLC
5 11 (8.33%) TDD
6 10 (7.58%) Data Modelling
7 9 (6.82%) Unit Testing
8 8 (6.06%) Business Analysis
8 8 (6.06%) MVVM
8 8 (6.06%) Performance Tuning
9 7 (5.30%) Asset Management
9 7 (5.30%) Multithreading
9 7 (5.30%) Waterfall
10 6 (4.55%) Dependency Injection
10 6 (4.55%) Investment Management
10 6 (4.55%) Scrum
11 5 (3.79%) Data Integration
11 5 (3.79%) Data Mapping
Programming Languages
1 121 (91.67%) SQL
2 60 (45.45%) C#
3 54 (40.91%) T-SQL
4 12 (9.09%) PL/SQL
5 10 (7.58%) Java
6 8 (6.06%) JavaScript
7 5 (3.79%) PowerShell
7 5 (3.79%) Python
8 4 (3.03%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
9 3 (2.27%) VB
10 2 (1.52%) Bash Shell
10 2 (1.52%) Shell Script
10 2 (1.52%) VB.NET
10 2 (1.52%) VB6
10 2 (1.52%) VBA
11 1 (0.76%) C
11 1 (0.76%) C++
11 1 (0.76%) Objective-C
11 1 (0.76%) SPARQL
11 1 (0.76%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2 (1.52%) CFA
1 2 (1.52%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.52%) QA
1 2 (1.52%) Solvency II
2 1 (0.76%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.76%) DICOM
2 1 (0.76%) EMIR
2 1 (0.76%) HL7
2 1 (0.76%) MiFID
Vendors
1 38 (28.79%) Microsoft
2 16 (12.12%) Oracle
3 7 (5.30%) Netezza
4 6 (4.55%) Teradata
5 5 (3.79%) Greenplum
5 5 (3.79%) Vertica
5 5 (3.79%) Workday
6 4 (3.03%) Sybase
7 3 (2.27%) Tableau
8 2 (1.52%) Bloomberg
8 2 (1.52%) Charles River
8 2 (1.52%) Talend
9 1 (0.76%) Fidessa
9 1 (0.76%) InterSystems
9 1 (0.76%) MicroStrategy
City, London
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago