Period
to 20 June 2021

The median contractor rate for a SQL Developer was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 20 June 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
UK > England
6 months to
20 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 331 231 229
Rank change year-on-year -100 -2 -13
Contract jobs requiring a SQL Developer 344 420 1,057
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.69% 1.12% 1.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.75% 1.19% 1.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 266 338 841
10th Percentile £275 £332 £306
25th Percentile £350 £400 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £450 £459 £425
Median % change year-on-year -1.91% +7.94% -
75th Percentile £600 £563 £500
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK median daily rate £430 £450 £425
% change year-on-year -4.44% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 1
10th Percentile £25.25 " "
25th Percentile £25.63 £10.08 £21.42
Median hourly rate £27.50 £10.81 £22.83
Median % change year-on-year +154.51% -52.67% -31.85%
75th Percentile £30.63 £11.87 £24.25
90th Percentile £31.75 £12.09 "
UK median hourly rate £27.50 £10.81 £32.85
% change year-on-year +154.51% -67.11% -1.95%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England. 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
England
Contract vacancies in England with a recognized job title 46,152 35,253 78,435
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.88% 93.75% 94.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 31,878 23,844 52,982
10th Percentile £300 £263 £275
25th Percentile £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £475 £475
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
75th Percentile £594 £575 £575
90th Percentile £688 £675 £650
UK median daily rate £495 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +4.21% - +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,512 1,177 2,381
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.62 £11.17
25th Percentile £14.00 £14.14 £13.40
Median hourly rate £21.00 £19.50 £18.70
Median % change year-on-year +7.69% +4.28% +6.86%
75th Percentile £43.75 £39.31 £42.13
90th Percentile £56.50 £52.50 £51.00
UK median hourly rate £21.21 £19.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year +8.78% +5.41% +5.71%

SQL Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings that featured SQL Developer in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for SQL Developer in England

SQL Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing SQL Developer in England.

Daily rate trend for SQL Developer in England

SQL Developer
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing SQL Developer in England over the 6 months to 20 June 2021.

Daily rate histogram for SQL Developer in England

SQL Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing SQL Developer in England.

Hourly rate trend for SQL Developer in England

SQL Developer
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Developer within the England region over the 6 months to 20 June 2021. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -108 207 £560 +6.67% 64
North of England -1 40 £325 -13.33% 18
Midlands -5 32 £400 +6.67% 17
South East -5 31 £350 -22.22% 22
North West -5 24 £325 -13.33% 11
South West -4 18 £438 - 3
West Midlands -24 18 £430 +7.50% 8
East Midlands +1 13 £238 -26.92% 9
Yorkshire +3 11 £288 -17.86% 6
East of England -3 7 £375 -7.69% 8
North East - 5 £369 - 1
SQL Developer
UK

SQL Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 20 June 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 England region featuring SQL Developer in the job title.

1 334 (97.09%) SQL
2 154 (44.77%) SQL Server
3 127 (36.92%) C#
4 121 (35.17%) .NET
5 103 (29.94%) Agile Software Development
6 101 (29.36%) Finance
7 83 (24.13%) T-SQL
8 81 (23.55%) Oracle
9 80 (23.26%) Business Intelligence
10 74 (21.51%) Banking
11 72 (20.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 72 (20.93%) DevOps
12 68 (19.77%) Data Warehouse
13 67 (19.48%) Azure
14 63 (18.31%) ETL
15 61 (17.73%) Social Skills
16 56 (16.28%) Python
16 56 (16.28%) JavaScript
17 53 (15.41%) Microsoft
18 50 (14.53%) PL/SQL
19 49 (14.24%) Power BI
19 49 (14.24%) Power Platform
20 46 (13.37%) Investment Banking
21 45 (13.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
21 45 (13.08%) HTML
22 42 (12.21%) ASP.NET
23 36 (10.47%) Unit Testing
23 36 (10.47%) .NET Framework
24 33 (9.59%) Tableau
25 32 (9.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services

SQL Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 12 (3.49%) IIS
2 9 (2.62%) Oracle Coherence
3 6 (1.74%) Apache Spark
4 4 (1.16%) BizTalk Server
4 4 (1.16%) Confluence
4 4 (1.16%) SAS
5 3 (0.87%) Umbraco
5 3 (0.87%) WebLogic
6 2 (0.58%) Oracle Workflow
7 1 (0.29%) Apache Airflow
7 1 (0.29%) CMS
7 1 (0.29%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.29%) Kentico
7 1 (0.29%) Luigi
Applications
1 15 (4.36%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (2.62%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (1.74%) Chatbot
4 1 (0.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.29%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (2.03%) Summit
2 4 (1.16%) NetSuite
2 4 (1.16%) UltiPro
3 3 (0.87%) Cerner Millennium
4 2 (0.58%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.58%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.29%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.29%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.29%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 1 (0.29%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 67 (19.48%) Azure
2 49 (14.24%) Power Platform
3 21 (6.10%) AWS
4 8 (2.33%) Amazon S3
4 8 (2.33%) Azure Data Factory
5 7 (2.03%) Serverless
5 7 (2.03%) Snowflake
6 6 (1.74%) Boomi
6 6 (1.74%) GCP
7 5 (1.45%) Amazon EC2
7 5 (1.45%) Google Analytics
7 5 (1.45%) SaaS
8 3 (0.87%) Amazon EMR
8 3 (0.87%) Azure Active Directory
8 3 (0.87%) PowerApps
9 2 (0.58%) AWS Lambda
9 2 (0.58%) Azure Functions
9 2 (0.58%) Azure Storage
9 2 (0.58%) Dynamics 365
9 2 (0.58%) Google Sheets
Communications & Networking
1 6 (1.74%) RTMP
2 2 (0.58%) HTTPS
2 2 (0.58%) SSH
2 2 (0.58%) SSL
3 1 (0.29%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 154 (44.77%) SQL Server
2 72 (20.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 68 (19.77%) Data Warehouse
4 49 (14.24%) Power BI
5 45 (13.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 33 (9.59%) Tableau
7 32 (9.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 25 (7.27%) Relational Database
9 18 (5.23%) PostgreSQL
9 18 (5.23%) SQL Server 2016
10 14 (4.07%) Azure SQL Database
10 14 (4.07%) Oracle Database
10 14 (4.07%) Oracle Reports
11 13 (3.78%) NoSQL
12 12 (3.49%) SQL Server 2012
13 10 (2.91%) Crystal Reports
14 8 (2.33%) OLTP
14 8 (2.33%) SQL Server 2008
15 7 (2.03%) Star Schema
15 7 (2.03%) Tableau Server
Development Applications
1 23 (6.69%) Git (software)
2 21 (6.10%) Jenkins
3 19 (5.52%) Visual Studio
4 18 (5.23%) JIRA
5 17 (4.94%) Bitbucket
6 11 (3.20%) Artifactory
7 9 (2.62%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 8 (2.33%) Octopus Deploy
9 7 (2.03%) Subversion
10 3 (0.87%) Selenium
10 3 (0.87%) SonarQube
10 3 (0.87%) Visual Studio Team System
10 3 (0.87%) webpack
11 2 (0.58%) GitLab
11 2 (0.58%) Maven
11 2 (0.58%) Oracle APEX
11 2 (0.58%) ProC
12 1 (0.29%) Ant
12 1 (0.29%) NUnit
12 1 (0.29%) Oracle Forms
General
1 101 (29.36%) Finance
2 74 (21.51%) Banking
3 61 (17.73%) Social Skills
4 46 (13.37%) Investment Banking
5 25 (7.27%) Analytical Skills
6 19 (5.52%) Front Office
7 14 (4.07%) Back Office
8 7 (2.03%) Public Sector
9 6 (1.74%) Documentation Skills
9 6 (1.74%) Influencing Skills
10 5 (1.45%) Presentation Skills
10 5 (1.45%) Retail
11 4 (1.16%) Law
12 3 (0.87%) Aerospace
12 3 (0.87%) Prime Brokerage
13 2 (0.58%) Marketing
14 1 (0.29%) Legal
14 1 (0.29%) Local Government
14 1 (0.29%) Publishing
14 1 (0.29%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 121 (35.17%) .NET
2 45 (13.08%) HTML
3 42 (12.21%) ASP.NET
4 36 (10.47%) .NET Framework
5 30 (8.72%) .NET Core
6 29 (8.43%) CSS
7 24 (6.98%) AngularJS
8 23 (6.69%) jQuery
9 21 (6.10%) HTML5
10 20 (5.81%) JSON
11 19 (5.52%) Kafka
11 19 (5.52%) RESTful
11 19 (5.52%) WinForms
12 17 (4.94%) ASP.NET Web API
12 17 (4.94%) XML
13 15 (4.36%) SOAP
13 15 (4.36%) Web Services
14 11 (3.20%) ASP.NET MVC
14 11 (3.20%) Entity Framework
15 9 (2.62%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 32 (9.30%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 21 (6.10%) Fixed Income
3 17 (4.94%) Data Structures
4 12 (3.49%) NHS
5 10 (2.91%) Derivative
6 9 (2.62%) N-Tier
6 9 (2.62%) Self-Motivation
7 8 (2.33%) Greenfield Project
8 6 (1.74%) Client/Server
9 4 (1.16%) Management Information System
10 3 (0.87%) Credit Risk
10 3 (0.87%) Reinsurance
10 3 (0.87%) Replication
10 3 (0.87%) User Experience
11 2 (0.58%) Equities
11 2 (0.58%) Hedge funds
12 1 (0.29%) Credit Derivative
12 1 (0.29%) Data Protection Act
12 1 (0.29%) Grid Computing
12 1 (0.29%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 29 (8.43%) Windows
2 13 (3.78%) Unix
3 12 (3.49%) Linux
4 2 (0.58%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.29%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 103 (29.94%) Agile Software Development
2 80 (23.26%) Business Intelligence
3 72 (20.93%) DevOps
4 63 (18.31%) ETL
5 36 (10.47%) Unit Testing
6 32 (9.30%) Problem-Solving
7 30 (8.72%) Analytics
7 30 (8.72%) Visualisation
8 29 (8.43%) Scrum
9 28 (8.14%) Migration
9 28 (8.14%) MVC
10 27 (7.85%) Data Modelling
10 27 (7.85%) Software Engineering
11 26 (7.56%) TDD
11 26 (7.56%) Test Automation
12 24 (6.98%) Test Strategy
13 22 (6.40%) Refactoring
14 20 (5.81%) Data Integration
15 18 (5.23%) Data Migration
15 18 (5.23%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 334 (97.09%) SQL
2 127 (36.92%) C#
3 83 (24.13%) T-SQL
4 56 (16.28%) JavaScript
4 56 (16.28%) Python
5 50 (14.53%) PL/SQL
6 28 (8.14%) Java
7 25 (7.27%) C++
8 11 (3.20%) Perl
8 11 (3.20%) PowerShell
9 10 (2.91%) C
9 10 (2.91%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
9 10 (2.91%) VB.NET
10 9 (2.62%) TypeScript
11 8 (2.33%) R
11 8 (2.33%) VB
12 5 (1.45%) VBA
13 3 (0.87%) Shell Script
14 2 (0.58%) PHP
14 2 (0.58%) XAML
Qualifications
1 18 (5.23%) Security Cleared
2 17 (4.94%) Degree
3 15 (4.36%) SC Cleared
4 4 (1.16%) DV Cleared
5 3 (0.87%) MCITP
5 3 (0.87%) MCP
5 3 (0.87%) MCTS
5 3 (0.87%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (0.58%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (0.29%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (1.74%) Data Quality
2 4 (1.16%) COREP
2 4 (1.16%) FINREP
3 3 (0.87%) GDPR
3 3 (0.87%) QA
4 1 (0.29%) Accessibility
4 1 (0.29%) Dodd-Frank
4 1 (0.29%) Dublin Core
4 1 (0.29%) MiFID
System Software
1 8 (2.33%) Docker
2 5 (1.45%) Platform Symphony
3 3 (0.87%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 7 (2.03%) Ansible
2 4 (1.16%) Control-M
2 4 (1.16%) Kubernetes
3 2 (0.58%) Terraform
4 1 (0.29%) Grafana
Vendors
1 81 (23.55%) Oracle
2 53 (15.41%) Microsoft
3 11 (3.20%) TIBCO
4 9 (2.62%) Google
5 6 (1.74%) Dell
5 6 (1.74%) Salesforce.com
6 5 (1.45%) DevExpress
6 5 (1.45%) Workday
7 4 (1.16%) Cognos
7 4 (1.16%) Jaspersoft
8 3 (0.87%) Bloomberg
8 3 (0.87%) Cerner
9 2 (0.58%) Adobe
9 2 (0.58%) BMC
9 2 (0.58%) Charles River
9 2 (0.58%) IBM
9 2 (0.58%) Sybase
9 2 (0.58%) Talend
9 2 (0.58%) Teradata
9 2 (0.58%) VMware