The median contractor rate for a SQL Developer was £438 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 3 months to 24 June 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
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 104 88 63
Rank change year-on-year -16 -25  
Contract jobs requiring a SQL Developer 62 80 182
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.90% 2.36% 3.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.99% 2.47% 3.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 57 163
Median daily rate £438 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% -5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £295 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £338 £325
% change year-on-year +7.40% +3.84%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £35.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year - +6.06%  

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 3118 3240 5517
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 95.47% 95.77% 94.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 2387 2631 4253
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 £325 £313 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 38 98
Median hourly rate £18.70 £19.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.60% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.54 £12.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £31.50 £37.05
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.48 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.14% +9.21%  

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 24 June 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 24 June 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 (88.97%) SQL
2 86 (63.24%) SQL Server
3 67 (49.26%) C#
4 63 (46.32%) Finance
5 51 (37.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 48 (35.29%) .NET
7 47 (34.56%) Agile Software Development
8 40 (29.41%) T-SQL
9 30 (22.06%) Microsoft
9 30 (22.06%) Banking
10 27 (19.85%) MVC
11 25 (18.38%) Data Warehouse
11 25 (18.38%) ASP.NET
11 25 (18.38%) AngularJS
12 24 (17.65%) SQL Server 2012
13 22 (16.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 20 (14.71%) Business Intelligence
15 19 (13.97%) Greenfield Project
16 18 (13.24%) Oracle
17 17 (12.50%) PL/SQL
18 16 (11.76%) CSS
18 16 (11.76%) Front Office
19 15 (11.03%) Windows
19 15 (11.03%) JavaScript
19 15 (11.03%) ETL
19 15 (11.03%) WCF
20 14 (10.29%) Analytics
20 14 (10.29%) Entity Framework
20 14 (10.29%) Java
20 14 (10.29%) TDD

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 4 (2.94%) IIS
2 2 (1.47%) Apache Spark
3 1 (0.74%) Apache Pig
3 1 (0.74%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (0.74%) MQSeries
3 1 (0.74%) SAS
3 1 (0.74%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (0.74%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.74%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.47%) Workday HCM
2 1 (0.74%) RMDS
2 1 (0.74%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.47%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.74%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (0.74%) Amazon S3
2 1 (0.74%) Amazon SQS
2 1 (0.74%) AWS Data Pipeline
2 1 (0.74%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.47%) Intranet
2 1 (0.74%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 86 (63.24%) SQL Server
2 51 (37.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 25 (18.38%) Data Warehouse
4 24 (17.65%) SQL Server 2012
5 22 (16.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 13 (9.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 11 (8.09%) SQL Server 2008
8 8 (5.88%) SQL Server 2014
8 8 (5.88%) SQL Server 2016
9 7 (5.15%) Oracle Database
9 7 (5.15%) Power BI
10 5 (3.68%) Relational Database
11 4 (2.94%) Apache Cassandra
11 4 (2.94%) Big Data
11 4 (2.94%) KDB
11 4 (2.94%) Kdb+
12 3 (2.21%) Data Mart
12 3 (2.21%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 3 (2.21%) PostgreSQL
13 2 (1.47%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 11 (8.09%) JIRA
2 8 (5.88%) Moq
3 7 (5.15%) Visual Studio
4 6 (4.41%) Subversion
4 6 (4.41%) Team Foundation Server
4 6 (4.41%) Toad
5 5 (3.68%) Git (software)
5 5 (3.68%) JIRA Agile
5 5 (3.68%) MSTest
5 5 (3.68%) NUnit
5 5 (3.68%) Selenium
5 5 (3.68%) SpecFlow
6 3 (2.21%) Rhino Mocks
7 2 (1.47%) Oracle APEX
7 2 (1.47%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 1 (0.74%) ERwin
8 1 (0.74%) gulp
8 1 (0.74%) Maven
8 1 (0.74%) PowerBuilder
8 1 (0.74%) TeamCity
General
1 63 (46.32%) Finance
2 30 (22.06%) Banking
3 16 (11.76%) Front Office
4 13 (9.56%) Investment Banking
5 8 (5.88%) Retail
6 2 (1.47%) Back Office
7 1 (0.74%) Advertising
7 1 (0.74%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.74%) Law
7 1 (0.74%) Legal
7 1 (0.74%) Marketing
7 1 (0.74%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (35.29%) .NET
2 25 (18.38%) AngularJS
2 25 (18.38%) ASP.NET
3 16 (11.76%) CSS
4 15 (11.03%) WCF
5 14 (10.29%) Entity Framework
6 12 (8.82%) ASP.NET MVC
7 11 (8.09%) HTML
8 10 (7.35%) jQuery
9 9 (6.62%) .NET Framework
9 9 (6.62%) ASP.NET Web API
9 9 (6.62%) WPF
10 8 (5.88%) React
11 7 (5.15%) Ajax
11 7 (5.15%) WinForms
12 5 (3.68%) ASP.NET MVC 5
12 5 (3.68%) Aurelia
12 5 (3.68%) LINQ
12 5 (3.68%) Task Parallel Library
12 5 (3.68%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 19 (13.97%) Greenfield Project
2 9 (6.62%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (5.15%) Fintech
4 6 (4.41%) Derivative
4 6 (4.41%) Fixed Income
5 5 (3.68%) Data Structures
6 4 (2.94%) Equities
6 4 (2.94%) TWAP
6 4 (2.94%) VWAP
7 3 (2.21%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (2.21%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 1 (0.74%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.74%) Equity Derivative
8 1 (0.74%) Hedge funds
8 1 (0.74%) Interest Rate Derivative
8 1 (0.74%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.74%) NHS
8 1 (0.74%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 15 (11.03%) Windows
2 10 (7.35%) Linux
3 5 (3.68%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (34.56%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (19.85%) MVC
3 20 (14.71%) Business Intelligence
4 15 (11.03%) ETL
5 14 (10.29%) Analytics
5 14 (10.29%) TDD
6 13 (9.56%) SDLC
7 12 (8.82%) MVVM
8 11 (8.09%) Data Modelling
8 11 (8.09%) Scrum
9 10 (7.35%) Investment Management
9 10 (7.35%) User Stories
10 9 (6.62%) Line Management
10 9 (6.62%) Multithreading
10 9 (6.62%) Test Automation
10 9 (6.62%) Unit Testing
11 8 (5.88%) Kanban
11 8 (5.88%) Performance Tuning
12 7 (5.15%) Asset Management
12 7 (5.15%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 121 (88.97%) SQL
2 67 (49.26%) C#
3 40 (29.41%) T-SQL
4 17 (12.50%) PL/SQL
5 15 (11.03%) JavaScript
6 14 (10.29%) Java
7 4 (2.94%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
8 3 (2.21%) PowerShell
8 3 (2.21%) Python
8 3 (2.21%) Shell Script
8 3 (2.21%) TypeScript
9 2 (1.47%) C++
9 2 (1.47%) Scala
10 1 (0.74%) AWK
10 1 (0.74%) C
10 1 (0.74%) C-shell
10 1 (0.74%) Korn
10 1 (0.74%) Objective-C
10 1 (0.74%) SPARQL
10 1 (0.74%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2 (1.47%) CFA
2 1 (0.74%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (0.74%) Degree
2 1 (0.74%) SC Cleared
2 1 (0.74%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.68%) EMIR
2 2 (1.47%) MiFID
3 1 (0.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.74%) SLA
3 1 (0.74%) Solvency II
Vendors
1 30 (22.06%) Microsoft
2 18 (13.24%) Oracle
3 7 (5.15%) Tableau
4 3 (2.21%) Netezza
4 3 (2.21%) Sybase
4 3 (2.21%) Teradata
5 2 (1.47%) Charles River
5 2 (1.47%) Greenplum
5 2 (1.47%) Vertica
5 2 (1.47%) Workday
6 1 (0.74%) IBM
6 1 (0.74%) MicroStrategy
6 1 (0.74%) SAP
6 1 (0.74%) TIBCO
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