Period
to 19 November 2017

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 19 November 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
Central London > City of London
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 117 122 79
Rank change year-on-year +5 -43 +13
Contract jobs requiring a SQL Developer 129 136 249
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.84% 2.04% 2.71%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.94% 2.14% 2.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 115 100 219
City of London median daily rate £475 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.76% -5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £311 £294 £298
90th Percentile £616 £545 £607
Central London median daily rate £475 £425 £450
% change year-on-year +11.76% -5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
City of London 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 6642 6353 8750
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.53% 95.51% 95.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 5247 5051 6871
City of London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +2.86%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £273
90th Percentile £675 £663 £650
Central London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 94 77 125
City of London median hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.86% -2.78% +5.88%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.50 £10.20
90th Percentile £29.29 £48.40 £38.05
Central London median hourly rate £18.10 £17.21 £18.00
% change year-on-year +5.19% -4.40% +9.09%

SQL Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings that featured SQL Developer in the job title as a percentage 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

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 6 months to 19 November 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 19 November 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.

1 122 (94.57%) SQL
2 78 (60.47%) SQL Server
3 63 (48.84%) Finance
4 59 (45.74%) C#
5 50 (38.76%) Agile Software Development
6 44 (34.11%) .NET
7 38 (29.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 35 (27.13%) T-SQL
9 33 (25.58%) JavaScript
9 33 (25.58%) Microsoft
10 30 (23.26%) Business Intelligence
11 29 (22.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 27 (20.93%) AngularJS
13 25 (19.38%) Banking
14 24 (18.60%) MVC
14 24 (18.60%) HTML
15 23 (17.83%) ASP.NET
16 21 (16.28%) Java
17 20 (15.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 20 (15.50%) CSS
17 20 (15.50%) Data Warehouse
18 18 (13.95%) Front Office
18 18 (13.95%) Data Modelling
19 16 (12.40%) ETL
19 16 (12.40%) Kanban
19 16 (12.40%) ASP.NET MVC
20 15 (11.63%) JIRA
21 13 (10.08%) WCF
21 13 (10.08%) Unit Testing
22 12 (9.30%) SQL Server 2008

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 5 (3.88%) Apache
1 5 (3.88%) Confluence
2 4 (3.10%) WildFly
3 3 (2.33%) IIS
4 2 (1.55%) Apache Spark
4 2 (1.55%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.78%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.78%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.78%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 8 (6.20%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.78%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.78%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 8 (6.20%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (2.33%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.55%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
4 1 (0.78%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.78%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 78 (60.47%) SQL Server
2 38 (29.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 29 (22.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 20 (15.50%) Data Warehouse
4 20 (15.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 12 (9.30%) SQL Server 2008
6 10 (7.75%) SQL Server 2012
7 9 (6.98%) Power BI
7 9 (6.98%) SQL Server 2014
8 8 (6.20%) Hadoop
8 8 (6.20%) NoSQL
9 7 (5.43%) SQL Server 2016
10 6 (4.65%) MongoDB
11 4 (3.10%) Azure SQL Database
11 4 (3.10%) BusinessObjects
11 4 (3.10%) Relational Database
12 3 (2.33%) DataStage
12 3 (2.33%) IBM InfoSphere
13 2 (1.55%) Crystal Reports
13 2 (1.55%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 15 (11.63%) JIRA
2 10 (7.75%) Team Foundation Server
2 10 (7.75%) Visual Studio
3 9 (6.98%) JIRA Agile
3 9 (6.98%) Selenium
4 6 (4.65%) Git (software)
4 6 (4.65%) TeamCity
5 4 (3.10%) Moq
6 2 (1.55%) MSTest
6 2 (1.55%) NUnit
6 2 (1.55%) Rhino Mocks
7 1 (0.78%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.78%) IntelliJ
7 1 (0.78%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 1 (0.78%) Subversion
General
1 63 (48.84%) Finance
2 25 (19.38%) Banking
3 18 (13.95%) Front Office
4 11 (8.53%) Retail
5 10 (7.75%) Investment Banking
6 3 (2.33%) Back Office
6 3 (2.33%) Legal
7 1 (0.78%) Electronics
7 1 (0.78%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.78%) Law
7 1 (0.78%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.78%) Marketing
7 1 (0.78%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (34.11%) .NET
2 27 (20.93%) AngularJS
3 24 (18.60%) HTML
4 23 (17.83%) ASP.NET
5 20 (15.50%) CSS
6 16 (12.40%) ASP.NET MVC
7 13 (10.08%) WCF
8 11 (8.53%) jQuery
9 9 (6.98%) ASP.NET MVC 4
9 9 (6.98%) ASP.NET MVC 5
10 8 (6.20%) React
11 7 (5.43%) .NET Framework
11 7 (5.43%) JSON
12 6 (4.65%) WinForms
13 5 (3.88%) MDX
13 5 (3.88%) RabbitMQ
13 5 (3.88%) REST
13 5 (3.88%) Spring
13 5 (3.88%) Web Services
13 5 (3.88%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 12 (9.30%) Data Structures
2 10 (7.75%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 7 (5.43%) Equities
3 7 (5.43%) Greenfield Project
4 6 (4.65%) Fixed Income
5 5 (3.88%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (3.88%) Derivative
5 5 (3.88%) Hedge funds
6 2 (1.55%) Fintech
6 2 (1.55%) NHS
6 2 (1.55%) PKI
7 1 (0.78%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.78%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.78%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.78%) Market Risk
7 1 (0.78%) TWAP
7 1 (0.78%) VWAP
Operating Systems
1 11 (8.53%) Windows
2 10 (7.75%) Linux
3 5 (3.88%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (38.76%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (23.26%) Business Intelligence
3 24 (18.60%) MVC
4 18 (13.95%) Data Modelling
5 16 (12.40%) ETL
5 16 (12.40%) Kanban
6 13 (10.08%) Unit Testing
7 12 (9.30%) Scrum
8 10 (7.75%) Analytics
8 10 (7.75%) Data Analysis
8 10 (7.75%) SDLC
8 10 (7.75%) Stakeholder Management
9 9 (6.98%) DevOps
9 9 (6.98%) Kimball Methodology
9 9 (6.98%) Mentoring
10 8 (6.20%) Multithreading
10 8 (6.20%) TDD
11 7 (5.43%) Risk Management
12 6 (4.65%) Web Development
13 5 (3.88%) Investment Management
Programming Languages
1 122 (94.57%) SQL
2 59 (45.74%) C#
3 35 (27.13%) T-SQL
4 33 (25.58%) JavaScript
5 21 (16.28%) Java
6 8 (6.20%) C++
7 7 (5.43%) PL/SQL
8 5 (3.88%) TypeScript
9 4 (3.10%) VBA
10 2 (1.55%) PowerShell
10 2 (1.55%) Python
10 2 (1.55%) Scala
11 1 (0.78%) C
11 1 (0.78%) Perl
11 1 (0.78%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 4 (3.10%) Degree
1 4 (3.10%) PhD
2 3 (2.33%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (1.55%) SC Cleared
3 2 (1.55%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (7.75%) MiFID
2 2 (1.55%) QA
2 2 (1.55%) Solvency II
3 1 (0.78%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.78%) SLA
Vendors
1 33 (25.58%) Microsoft
2 5 (3.88%) DevExpress
2 5 (3.88%) Oracle
3 4 (3.10%) IBM
3 4 (3.10%) Infragistics
3 4 (3.10%) Sybase
3 4 (3.10%) Tableau
4 2 (1.55%) Cadence
5 1 (0.78%) Cloudera
5 1 (0.78%) Guidewire
5 1 (0.78%) MapR
5 1 (0.78%) Murex
5 1 (0.78%) Netezza
5 1 (0.78%) SAP
5 1 (0.78%) ServiceNow
5 1 (0.78%) Snow
5 1 (0.78%) Tagetik