The median contractor rate for a SQL Server Developer was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 3 months to 29 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 Server Developer
London > City of London
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 157 160 165
Rank change year-on-year +3 +5  
Contract jobs requiring a SQL Server Developer 12 3 45
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.37% 0.090% 0.77%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.39% 0.094% 0.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 40
City of London median daily rate £450 £650 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -30.76% +44.44%  
10th Percentile £347 £625 £300
90th Percentile £489 £675 £525
London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
City of London median hourly rate - - -
London median hourly rate - - -

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 3116 3206 5526
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 95.35% 95.93% 94.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 8621 9400 15096
City of London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  
10th Percentile £313 £300 £263
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
London median daily rate £500 £463 £438
% change year-on-year +8.10% +5.71%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 83 120 330
City of London median hourly rate £17.00 £19.00 £19.72
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.52% -3.62%  
10th Percentile £10.90 £14.38 £10.25
90th Percentile £30.00 £32.25 £37.05
London median hourly rate £19.82 £17.75 £19.00
% change year-on-year +11.66% -6.57%  

SQL Server Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

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

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server Developer in the City of London

SQL Server 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 Server Developer in the City of London.

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

SQL Server Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

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

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

SQL Server 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 Server Developer in the City of London.

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

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

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

1 27 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 15 (55.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 13 (48.15%) Front Office
3 13 (48.15%) Microsoft
4 12 (44.44%) SQL
5 11 (40.74%) Finance
6 10 (37.04%) Agile Software Development
7 9 (33.33%) Line Management
8 8 (29.63%) C#
9 6 (22.22%) SQL Server 2008
9 6 (22.22%) User Stories
9 6 (22.22%) Investment Management
10 5 (18.52%) SQL Server 2012
10 5 (18.52%) Business Analysis
10 5 (18.52%) .NET
11 4 (14.81%) Data Warehouse
11 4 (14.81%) Business Intelligence
11 4 (14.81%) Visual Studio
11 4 (14.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 4 (14.81%) Analytics
12 3 (11.11%) Tableau
12 3 (11.11%) SQL Server 2016
12 3 (11.11%) Greenfield Project
12 3 (11.11%) Subversion
12 3 (11.11%) Data Mart
12 3 (11.11%) TDD
12 3 (11.11%) Banking
12 3 (11.11%) Git (software)
12 3 (11.11%) T-SQL
12 3 (11.11%) Fixed Income

SQL Server 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 15 (55.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 6 (22.22%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (18.52%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (14.81%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (14.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (11.11%) Data Mart
6 3 (11.11%) SQL Server 2016
7 2 (7.41%) SQL Server 2014
8 1 (3.70%) Essbase
8 1 (3.70%) OLTP
8 1 (3.70%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 4 (14.81%) Visual Studio
2 3 (11.11%) Git (software)
2 3 (11.11%) Subversion
3 2 (7.41%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (3.70%) JIRA
4 1 (3.70%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 13 (48.15%) Front Office
2 11 (40.74%) Finance
3 3 (11.11%) Banking
4 2 (7.41%) Back Office
4 2 (7.41%) Retail
5 1 (3.70%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (18.52%) .NET
2 2 (7.41%) Entity Framework
2 2 (7.41%) WPF
3 1 (3.70%) .NET Framework
3 1 (3.70%) ASP.NET
3 1 (3.70%) CSS
3 1 (3.70%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.11%) Fixed Income
1 3 (11.11%) Greenfield Project
2 2 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (7.41%) Data Structures
2 2 (7.41%) Equities
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (37.04%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (33.33%) Line Management
3 6 (22.22%) Investment Management
3 6 (22.22%) User Stories
4 5 (18.52%) Business Analysis
5 4 (14.81%) Analytics
5 4 (14.81%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (11.11%) TDD
7 2 (7.41%) Data Architecture
7 2 (7.41%) Data Modelling
7 2 (7.41%) Mathematics
7 2 (7.41%) Multithreading
7 2 (7.41%) MVVM
7 2 (7.41%) Physics
7 2 (7.41%) SDLC
7 2 (7.41%) Test Automation
7 2 (7.41%) Waterfall
8 1 (3.70%) Front End Development
8 1 (3.70%) Performance Tuning
8 1 (3.70%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 12 (44.44%) SQL
2 8 (29.63%) C#
3 3 (11.11%) T-SQL
4 1 (3.70%) JavaScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 13 (48.15%) Microsoft
2 3 (11.11%) Tableau