Period
to 11 August 2020

The median contractor rate for a SQL Developer was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 11 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 Developer
Central London > City of London
6 months to
11 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 105 158 132
Rank change year-on-year +53 -26 -10
Contract jobs requiring a SQL Developer 24 84 134
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 1.10% 1.30% 1.91%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.18% 1.38% 2.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 71 121
Median daily rate £475 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.00% +5.26% -
10th Percentile £435 £400 £363
90th Percentile £590 £663 £619
Central London median daily rate £488 £500 £475
% change year-on-year -2.50% +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
Central 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 the City of 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
City of London
Contract vacancies in the City of London with a recognized job title 2,037 6,080 6,676
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.06% 93.93% 94.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,425 4,751 5,235
Median daily rate £510 £520 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.92% +4.00% -
10th Percentile £313 £325 £313
90th Percentile £675 £675 £688
Central London median daily rate £500 £513 £500
% change year-on-year -2.44% +2.50% +1.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 77 129
Median hourly rate £35.00 £21.00 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +66.67% +12.30% +7.56%
10th Percentile £13.28 £11.25 £13.25
90th Percentile £47.75 £57.90 £30.00
Median hourly rate £35.00 £21.00 £18.70
% change year-on-year +66.67% +12.30% +6.04%

SQL Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

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

Job vacancy trend for SQL Developer in the City of London

SQL Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing SQL Developer in the City of London.

Daily rate trend for SQL Developer in the City of London

SQL Developer
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing SQL Developer in the City of London over the 6 months to 11 August 2020.

Daily rate histogram for SQL Developer in the City of London

SQL Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing SQL Developer in the City of London.

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 11 August 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 City of London region featuring SQL Developer in the job title.

1 23 (95.83%) SQL
2 20 (83.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 19 (79.17%) SQL Server
4 14 (58.33%) .NET
5 13 (54.17%) C#
5 13 (54.17%) Finance
6 10 (41.67%) JavaScript
7 9 (37.50%) T-SQL
7 9 (37.50%) ASP.NET
8 8 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
9 7 (29.17%) Unit Testing
9 7 (29.17%) Agile Software Development
9 7 (29.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 7 (29.17%) Microsoft
10 6 (25.00%) Adobe
10 6 (25.00%) Acrobat
10 6 (25.00%) Photoshop
10 6 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
10 6 (25.00%) PowerShell
11 5 (20.83%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 5 (20.83%) Azure
11 5 (20.83%) Data Warehouse
12 4 (16.67%) ETL
12 4 (16.67%) CSS
12 4 (16.67%) Banking
12 4 (16.67%) Solvency II
12 4 (16.67%) Data Protection
12 4 (16.67%) Power Platform
12 4 (16.67%) SDLC
12 4 (16.67%) Power BI

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 1 (4.17%) SAS
Applications
1 6 (25.00%) Acrobat
1 6 (25.00%) Photoshop
2 2 (8.33%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (20.83%) Azure
2 4 (16.67%) Power Platform
3 2 (8.33%) Azure Data Factory
4 1 (4.17%) Dynamics 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (83.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 19 (79.17%) SQL Server
3 7 (29.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 5 (20.83%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (20.83%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 4 (16.67%) Power BI
6 2 (8.33%) Azure SQL Database
7 1 (4.17%) Big Data
7 1 (4.17%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (4.17%) Data Mart
7 1 (4.17%) Hadoop
7 1 (4.17%) InterSystems Cache
7 1 (4.17%) Oracle BI EE
7 1 (4.17%) Qlik Sense
7 1 (4.17%) QlikView
7 1 (4.17%) RDBMS
7 1 (4.17%) Relational Database
7 1 (4.17%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (4.17%) SQL Server 2016
7 1 (4.17%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 8 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (8.33%) Git (software)
3 1 (4.17%) Bitbucket
3 1 (4.17%) Jenkins
3 1 (4.17%) MSBuild
3 1 (4.17%) Octopus Deploy
3 1 (4.17%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (4.17%) TeamCity
3 1 (4.17%) Visual Studio
General
1 13 (54.17%) Finance
2 4 (16.67%) Banking
3 2 (8.33%) Front Office
3 2 (8.33%) Publishing
4 1 (4.17%) Back Office
4 1 (4.17%) Investment Banking
4 1 (4.17%) Public Sector
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (58.33%) .NET
2 9 (37.50%) ASP.NET
3 4 (16.67%) CSS
4 3 (12.50%) AngularJS
4 3 (12.50%) HTML
4 3 (12.50%) WPF
5 2 (8.33%) .NET Framework
5 2 (8.33%) jQuery
5 2 (8.33%) REST
6 1 (4.17%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (4.17%) COM
6 1 (4.17%) DCOM
6 1 (4.17%) Entity Framework
6 1 (4.17%) MDX
6 1 (4.17%) React
6 1 (4.17%) SOAP
6 1 (4.17%) Web Services
6 1 (4.17%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.50%) Reinsurance
2 2 (8.33%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.17%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (4.17%) Fat Client
3 1 (4.17%) Hedge funds
3 1 (4.17%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (29.17%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (29.17%) Unit Testing
2 6 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
3 4 (16.67%) Data Protection
3 4 (16.67%) ETL
3 4 (16.67%) SDLC
4 3 (12.50%) Data Migration
4 3 (12.50%) Migration
5 2 (8.33%) Analytics
5 2 (8.33%) Data Modelling
5 2 (8.33%) Multithreading
5 2 (8.33%) Scrum
6 1 (4.17%) Data Reconciliation
6 1 (4.17%) DevOps
6 1 (4.17%) Inmon Methodology
6 1 (4.17%) Kalman Filter
6 1 (4.17%) Master Data Management
6 1 (4.17%) Microservices
6 1 (4.17%) Performance Tuning
6 1 (4.17%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 23 (95.83%) SQL
2 13 (54.17%) C#
3 10 (41.67%) JavaScript
4 9 (37.50%) T-SQL
5 6 (25.00%) PowerShell
6 2 (8.33%) VB
6 2 (8.33%) VBA
7 1 (4.17%) MUMPS
7 1 (4.17%) PL/SQL
7 1 (4.17%) Python
7 1 (4.17%) VB.NET
7 1 (4.17%) VC++
Qualifications
1 1 (4.17%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (16.67%) Solvency II
2 2 (8.33%) Data Quality
2 2 (8.33%) QA
Vendors
1 7 (29.17%) Microsoft
2 6 (25.00%) Adobe
3 1 (4.17%) Alteryx
3 1 (4.17%) Cognos
3 1 (4.17%) DocuSign