Period
to 20 September 2021

The median contractor rate for a SQL Developer was £575 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 20 September 2021.

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
20 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 129 96 144
Rank change year-on-year -33 +48 -5
Contract jobs requiring a SQL Developer 42 19 96
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 1.16% 1.10% 1.54%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.25% 1.18% 1.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 12 84
10th Percentile £375 £428 £368
25th Percentile £405 £464 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £575 £506 £481
Median % change year-on-year +13.58% +5.19% +1.32%
75th Percentile £611 £613 £550
90th Percentile £753 £650 £618
Central London median daily rate £563 £550 £475
% change year-on-year +2.27% +15.79% -0.52%

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 3,350 1,610 5,891
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.87% 92.85% 94.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,486 1,192 4,659
10th Percentile £356 £313 £316
25th Percentile £450 £413 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £500 £513
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% -2.44% +2.50%
75th Percentile £650 £600 £600
90th Percentile £738 £675 £675
Central London median daily rate £550 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +10.00% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 28 74
10th Percentile £12.88 £16.25 £11.25
25th Percentile £15.00 £20.00 £12.76
Median hourly rate £27.50 £36.75 £19.16
Median % change year-on-year -25.17% +91.78% +2.47%
75th Percentile £37.75 £46.44 £22.89
90th Percentile £62.35 £53.70 £44.80
Central London median hourly rate £27.00 £35.75 £19.50
% change year-on-year -24.48% +83.33% +4.28%

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 20 September 2021.

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 20 September 2021, 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 34 (80.95%) SQL
2 23 (54.76%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (52.38%) Finance
4 21 (50.00%) SQL Server
4 21 (50.00%) DevOps
5 20 (47.62%) .NET
5 20 (47.62%) C#
6 18 (42.86%) Azure
7 16 (38.10%) Fixed Income
8 15 (35.71%) Tableau
8 15 (35.71%) Problem-Solving
9 14 (33.33%) Octopus Deploy
9 14 (33.33%) Data Analysis
10 11 (26.19%) TDD
10 11 (26.19%) Banking
10 11 (26.19%) Git (software)
11 10 (23.81%) SDLC
12 9 (21.43%) Deployment Automation
12 9 (21.43%) Front Office
12 9 (21.43%) Python
12 9 (21.43%) ETL
12 9 (21.43%) Test Automation
12 9 (21.43%) BDD
13 8 (19.05%) Continuous Improvement
13 8 (19.05%) NoSQL
13 8 (19.05%) Data Visualisation
13 8 (19.05%) Visualisation
13 8 (19.05%) Analytics
13 8 (19.05%) User Stories
13 8 (19.05%) User Acceptance Testing

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 (2.38%) IIS
1 1 (2.38%) nginx
Applications
1 6 (14.29%) Microsoft Excel
1 6 (14.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (9.52%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 18 (42.86%) Azure
2 7 (16.67%) GitHub
3 6 (14.29%) Snowflake
4 1 (2.38%) AWS
4 1 (2.38%) GCP
4 1 (2.38%) Power Platform
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 15 (35.71%) Tableau
3 8 (19.05%) NoSQL
3 8 (19.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 8 (19.05%) Tableau Desktop
3 8 (19.05%) Tableau Server
4 2 (4.76%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (4.76%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (4.76%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (4.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (2.38%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (2.38%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (2.38%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
5 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 1 (2.38%) MongoDB
5 1 (2.38%) MySQL
5 1 (2.38%) OLAP
5 1 (2.38%) Oracle OLAP
5 1 (2.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (2.38%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 14 (33.33%) Octopus Deploy
2 11 (26.19%) Git (software)
3 6 (14.29%) Visual Studio
4 5 (11.90%) Jenkins
4 5 (11.90%) JIRA
5 4 (9.52%) Bitbucket
6 2 (4.76%) Subversion
7 1 (2.38%) MSBuild
7 1 (2.38%) MSTest
7 1 (2.38%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 22 (52.38%) Finance
2 11 (26.19%) Banking
3 9 (21.43%) Front Office
4 2 (4.76%) Investment Banking
4 2 (4.76%) Social Skills
5 1 (2.38%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.38%) International Banking
5 1 (2.38%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (47.62%) .NET
2 7 (16.67%) JSON
3 6 (14.29%) XML
4 5 (11.90%) HTML
5 4 (9.52%) HTML5
6 3 (7.14%) CSS
6 3 (7.14%) CSS3
6 3 (7.14%) jQuery
6 3 (7.14%) WCF
7 2 (4.76%) AngularJS
7 2 (4.76%) ASP.NET
7 2 (4.76%) Spring
8 1 (2.38%) .NET Framework
8 1 (2.38%) ADO.NET
8 1 (2.38%) ASP.NET MVC
8 1 (2.38%) Entity Framework
8 1 (2.38%) Hibernate
8 1 (2.38%) MDX
8 1 (2.38%) REST
8 1 (2.38%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 16 (38.10%) Fixed Income
2 8 (19.05%) Self-Motivation
3 4 (9.52%) Data Structures
3 4 (9.52%) Derivative
3 4 (9.52%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 3 (7.14%) Credit Risk
4 3 (7.14%) Grid Computing
5 1 (2.38%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 6 (14.29%) Windows
2 2 (4.76%) Windows 10
2 2 (4.76%) Windows Server
3 1 (2.38%) Linux
3 1 (2.38%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (54.76%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (50.00%) DevOps
3 15 (35.71%) Problem-Solving
4 14 (33.33%) Data Analysis
5 11 (26.19%) TDD
6 10 (23.81%) SDLC
7 9 (21.43%) BDD
7 9 (21.43%) Deployment Automation
7 9 (21.43%) ETL
7 9 (21.43%) Test Automation
8 8 (19.05%) Analytics
8 8 (19.05%) Business Enablement
8 8 (19.05%) Continuous Improvement
8 8 (19.05%) Critical Thinking
8 8 (19.05%) Data Integration
8 8 (19.05%) Data Visualisation
8 8 (19.05%) Scaled Agile Framework
8 8 (19.05%) User Acceptance Testing
8 8 (19.05%) User Stories
8 8 (19.05%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 34 (80.95%) SQL
2 20 (47.62%) C#
3 9 (21.43%) Python
4 7 (16.67%) T-SQL
5 6 (14.29%) VBA
6 5 (11.90%) JavaScript
7 4 (9.52%) C++
7 4 (9.52%) Perl
8 2 (4.76%) Java
9 1 (2.38%) PL/SQL
9 1 (2.38%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (2.38%) Degree
System Software
1 3 (7.14%) Platform Symphony
2 1 (2.38%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (4.76%) Ansible
2 1 (2.38%) Control-M
Vendors
1 7 (16.67%) Alteryx
2 6 (14.29%) Oracle
3 4 (9.52%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.38%) Anaplan
4 1 (2.38%) BMC