Period
to 17 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a SQL Server Developer was £438 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 17 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 Server Developer
Central London > City of London
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 232 219 220
Rank change year-on-year -13 +1 +36
Contract jobs requiring a SQL Server Developer 19 27 61
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.27% 0.40% 0.66%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.28% 0.42% 0.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 18 54
City of London median daily rate £438 £393 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.46% -12.78% -
10th Percentile £315 £321 £322
90th Percentile £538 £538 £581
Central London median daily rate £438 £378 £450
% change year-on-year +15.89% -16.11% -
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 6729 6429 8864
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.52% 95.57% 95.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 5318 5109 6969
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 £270
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 79 129
City of London median hourly rate £17.00 £17.25 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.45% -4.17% +5.88%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.45 £10.40
90th Percentile £29.29 £47.83 £37.35
Central London median hourly rate £18.05 £17.08 £18.00
% change year-on-year +5.66% -5.10% +10.23%

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 6 months to 17 November 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 17 November 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 19 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 12 (63.16%) SQL
3 10 (52.63%) Microsoft
4 8 (42.11%) Finance
5 7 (36.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 6 (31.58%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (31.58%) C#
6 6 (31.58%) .NET
7 5 (26.32%) Front Office
7 5 (26.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 5 (26.32%) Unit Testing
8 4 (21.05%) SQL Server 2012
8 4 (21.05%) SDLC
8 4 (21.05%) SQL Server 2014
8 4 (21.05%) Banking
8 4 (21.05%) Business Intelligence
8 4 (21.05%) Data Modelling
8 4 (21.05%) T-SQL
9 3 (15.79%) Visual Studio
9 3 (15.79%) JavaScript
9 3 (15.79%) DevOps
9 3 (15.79%) Line Management
10 2 (10.53%) SOLID
10 2 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
10 2 (10.53%) Data Architecture
10 2 (10.53%) User Stories
10 2 (10.53%) Performance Tuning
10 2 (10.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 2 (10.53%) Investment Management
10 2 (10.53%) SQL Server 2008

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:

Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 7 (36.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 5 (26.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (21.05%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (21.05%) SQL Server 2014
5 2 (10.53%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (10.53%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (10.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (5.26%) Oracle Database
6 1 (5.26%) Relational Database
6 1 (5.26%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 3 (15.79%) Visual Studio
2 2 (10.53%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 8 (42.11%) Finance
2 5 (26.32%) Front Office
3 4 (21.05%) Banking
4 1 (5.26%) Financial Institution
4 1 (5.26%) Investment Banking
4 1 (5.26%) Law
4 1 (5.26%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (31.58%) .NET
2 2 (10.53%) .NET Framework
2 2 (10.53%) ASP.NET
3 1 (5.26%) CSS
3 1 (5.26%) HTML
3 1 (5.26%) REST
3 1 (5.26%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (10.53%) Equities
2 1 (5.26%) Computer Science
2 1 (5.26%) Data Structures
2 1 (5.26%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.26%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (31.58%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (26.32%) Unit Testing
3 4 (21.05%) Business Intelligence
3 4 (21.05%) Data Modelling
3 4 (21.05%) SDLC
4 3 (15.79%) DevOps
4 3 (15.79%) Line Management
5 2 (10.53%) Data Architecture
5 2 (10.53%) Investment Management
5 2 (10.53%) OOP
5 2 (10.53%) Performance Tuning
5 2 (10.53%) SOLID
5 2 (10.53%) Test Automation
5 2 (10.53%) User Stories
6 1 (5.26%) Data Integration
6 1 (5.26%) Data Visualisation
6 1 (5.26%) MVC
6 1 (5.26%) Scrum
6 1 (5.26%) Visualisation
6 1 (5.26%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 12 (63.16%) SQL
2 6 (31.58%) C#
3 4 (21.05%) T-SQL
4 3 (15.79%) JavaScript
5 1 (5.26%) PowerShell
5 1 (5.26%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1 (5.26%) Computer Science Degree
1 1 (5.26%) Degree
1 1 (5.26%) SC Cleared
1 1 (5.26%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.53%) MiFID
2 1 (5.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 10 (52.63%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.26%) Oracle
2 1 (5.26%) Tableau