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 30 March 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
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 136 150 177
Rank change year-on-year +14 +27  
Contract jobs requiring a SQL Server Developer 15 13 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.48% 0.38% 0.37%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.51% 0.40% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 10 14
Median daily rate £450 £460 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.17% +2.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £395 £366 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £514 £555 £496
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £350 £325
% change year-on-year -7.14% +7.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £43.57 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £60.62 £47.75
% change year-on-year - +26.94%  

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 2952 3240 4937
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 95.16% 95.18% 96.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 2287 2586 3734
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 £310 £308 £276
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 47 71
Median hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.97% +8.08%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.38 £47.50 £27.37
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -7.89% +11.76%  

SQL Server Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London that featured SQL Server Developer in the job title.

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 30 March 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 30 March 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 32 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 21 (65.63%) SQL
3 18 (56.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 17 (53.13%) Finance
5 16 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
5 16 (50.00%) Microsoft
6 15 (46.88%) .NET
7 13 (40.63%) T-SQL
7 13 (40.63%) C#
8 11 (34.38%) SQL Server 2008
9 10 (31.25%) Banking
10 9 (28.13%) MS Excel
10 9 (28.13%) Front Office
11 8 (25.00%) Fixed Income
11 8 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
11 8 (25.00%) Subversion
12 7 (21.88%) Data Mart
12 7 (21.88%) Waterfall
12 7 (21.88%) Git (software)
13 6 (18.75%) Back Office
13 6 (18.75%) Business Analysis
14 5 (15.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 5 (15.63%) Analytics
14 5 (15.63%) Line Management
15 4 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
15 4 (12.50%) Change Management
15 4 (12.50%) TDD
15 4 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
16 3 (9.38%) Visual Studio
16 3 (9.38%) ETL

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (3.13%) IIS
Applications
1 9 (28.13%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.13%) MS Office
2 1 (3.13%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (3.13%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 18 (56.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 11 (34.38%) SQL Server 2008
4 8 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
5 7 (21.88%) Data Mart
6 5 (15.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (9.38%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (6.25%) SQL Server 2016
8 2 (6.25%) SSDT
9 1 (3.13%) Data Mining
9 1 (3.13%) Essbase
9 1 (3.13%) MongoDB
9 1 (3.13%) MS Access
9 1 (3.13%) NoSQL
9 1 (3.13%) OLTP
9 1 (3.13%) Power BI
9 1 (3.13%) Qlik Sense
9 1 (3.13%) QlikView
9 1 (3.13%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 8 (25.00%) Subversion
2 7 (21.88%) Git (software)
3 4 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (9.38%) Visual Studio
5 2 (6.25%) JIRA
6 1 (3.13%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (3.13%) NUnit
6 1 (3.13%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 17 (53.13%) Finance
2 10 (31.25%) Banking
3 9 (28.13%) Front Office
4 6 (18.75%) Back Office
5 1 (3.13%) Financial Institution
5 1 (3.13%) Investment Banking
5 1 (3.13%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (46.88%) .NET
2 3 (9.38%) .NET Framework
3 2 (6.25%) Entity Framework
3 2 (6.25%) WPF
3 2 (6.25%) XML
4 1 (3.13%) AngularJS
4 1 (3.13%) ASP.NET
4 1 (3.13%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (3.13%) FIX Protocol
4 1 (3.13%) HTML
4 1 (3.13%) REST
4 1 (3.13%) Unity DI Container
4 1 (3.13%) XSD
4 1 (3.13%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 8 (25.00%) Fixed Income
2 3 (9.38%) Equities
3 2 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (6.25%) Derivative
4 1 (3.13%) Data Structures
4 1 (3.13%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.25%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (21.88%) Waterfall
3 6 (18.75%) Business Analysis
4 5 (15.63%) Analytics
4 5 (15.63%) Line Management
5 4 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
5 4 (12.50%) Change Management
5 4 (12.50%) TDD
6 3 (9.38%) ETL
7 2 (6.25%) Change Control
7 2 (6.25%) Data Analysis
7 2 (6.25%) Investment Management
7 2 (6.25%) Mathematics
7 2 (6.25%) Multithreading
7 2 (6.25%) MVVM
7 2 (6.25%) Physics
7 2 (6.25%) SDLC
7 2 (6.25%) Web Development
8 1 (3.13%) Continuous Improvement
8 1 (3.13%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 21 (65.63%) SQL
2 13 (40.63%) C#
2 13 (40.63%) T-SQL
3 3 (9.38%) PowerShell
4 1 (3.13%) Java
4 1 (3.13%) JavaScript
4 1 (3.13%) Python
4 1 (3.13%) VB
4 1 (3.13%) VB6
4 1 (3.13%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1 (3.13%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.25%) QA
2 1 (3.13%) Data Quality
2 1 (3.13%) MiFID
Vendors
1 16 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (6.25%) Bloomberg
3 1 (3.13%) Fidessa
3 1 (3.13%) Oracle
3 1 (3.13%) Sybase
3 1 (3.13%) Tableau