Period
to 19 May 2019

The median contractor rate for a SQL Developer was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 19 May 2019.

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
19 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 216 216 169
Rank change year-on-year 0 -47 -40
Contract jobs requiring a SQL Developer 1,086 1,199 1,307
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.30% 1.29% 1.56%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.38% 1.36% 1.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 876 990 1,028
England median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £310 £305 £272
90th Percentile £600 £594 £575
UK median daily rate £425 £420 £388
% change year-on-year +1.19% +8.39% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 8
England median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £40.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% -1.84% -10.44%
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% - -12.09%

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 78,751 88,070 79,711
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.61% 94.80% 94.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 52,426 58,355 52,016
England median daily rate £475 £450 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +4.65% +1.18%
10th Percentile £280 £270 £263
90th Percentile £650 £638 £620
UK median daily rate £473 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.88% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,422 2,756 2,674
England median hourly rate £19.36 £18.51 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.58% -2.57% -2.56%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.00 £10.75
90th Percentile £50.25 £48.75 £48.75
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £18.00 £18.75
% change year-on-year +5.56% -4.00% -6.25%

SQL Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for SQL Developer in England

SQL Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SQL Developer in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL Developer in England

SQL Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Developer in England over the 6 months to 19 May 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SQL Developer in England

SQL Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Developer in England.

Contractor 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 19 May 2019. 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 -10 536 £484 +4.59% 136
North of England +52 197 £370 +5.71% 102
South East -1 151 £393 +1.29% 51
Midlands +19 98 £400 +14.29% 53
Yorkshire +39 96 £370 +5.71% 44
North West +35 90 £373 +6.43% 54
South West -16 54 £425 +13.33% 19
East of England +3 53 £380 +4.83% 19
East Midlands +32 50 £400 +26.98% 26
West Midlands +1 49 £416 +11.00% 27
North East +15 11 £350 +2.94% 4
SQL Developer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 19 May 2019, 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 1,001 (92.17%) SQL
2 628 (57.83%) SQL Server
3 393 (36.19%) C#
4 384 (35.36%) .NET
5 376 (34.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 312 (28.73%) Agile Software Development
6 312 (28.73%) Business Intelligence
7 303 (27.90%) T-SQL
8 290 (26.70%) Finance
9 246 (22.65%) Data Warehouse
10 232 (21.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 227 (20.90%) ETL
12 215 (19.80%) Microsoft
13 190 (17.50%) Power Platform
14 189 (17.40%) Power BI
15 173 (15.93%) Microsoft Azure
16 153 (14.09%) Oracle
17 149 (13.72%) JavaScript
18 137 (12.62%) SQL Server Analysis Services
19 136 (12.52%) Banking
20 135 (12.43%) ASP.NET
21 121 (11.14%) Migration
22 117 (10.77%) MVC
23 114 (10.50%) PL/SQL
24 104 (9.58%) AngularJS
25 101 (9.30%) Analytical Skills
26 96 (8.84%) Data Modelling
27 90 (8.29%) VBA
28 88 (8.10%) Python
28 88 (8.10%) Data Migration

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 31 (2.85%) SharePoint
2 21 (1.93%) Apache Spark
3 17 (1.57%) Confluence
4 16 (1.47%) IIS
5 8 (0.74%) Apache
6 7 (0.64%) ColdFusion
6 7 (0.64%) NServiceBus
7 6 (0.55%) CMS
8 5 (0.46%) Elasticsearch
8 5 (0.46%) SharePoint 2010
8 5 (0.46%) Skype for Business
9 4 (0.37%) SAS
10 3 (0.28%) Jetty
10 3 (0.28%) WebSphere
11 2 (0.18%) Documentum
11 2 (0.18%) nginx
11 2 (0.18%) Oracle Workflow
11 2 (0.18%) Tomcat
11 2 (0.18%) Umbraco
12 1 (0.092%) Apache ServiceMix
Applications
1 68 (6.26%) Microsoft Excel
2 13 (1.20%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (0.37%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.28%) Chatbot
4 3 (0.28%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.18%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.092%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 10 (0.92%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.28%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (0.28%) Oracle Financials
2 3 (0.28%) SystmOne
3 2 (0.18%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.092%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.092%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.092%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.092%) ResourceLink
4 1 (0.092%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.092%) Siebel CRM
Cloud Services
1 190 (17.50%) Power Platform
2 173 (15.93%) Microsoft Azure
3 52 (4.79%) Amazon AWS
4 20 (1.84%) Azure Data Factory
5 14 (1.29%) GitHub
5 14 (1.29%) PaaS
6 11 (1.01%) SaaS
7 10 (0.92%) Dynamics 365
7 10 (0.92%) IaaS
7 10 (0.92%) Serverless
8 7 (0.64%) Google Cloud Platform
9 6 (0.55%) Apigee
10 4 (0.37%) Azure Functions
10 4 (0.37%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
11 3 (0.28%) AWS Lambda
11 3 (0.28%) Datadog
11 3 (0.28%) Slack
12 2 (0.18%) Amazon EC2
13 1 (0.092%) Amazon S3
13 1 (0.092%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 12 (1.10%) HTTP
2 10 (0.92%) Internet
3 9 (0.83%) Intranet
4 6 (0.55%) Firewall
4 6 (0.55%) Skype
5 5 (0.46%) SSL
6 4 (0.37%) FTP
7 3 (0.28%) DNS
7 3 (0.28%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (0.18%) DMZ
8 2 (0.18%) Modbus
8 2 (0.18%) SSH
8 2 (0.18%) TCP/IP
9 1 (0.092%) Ethernet
9 1 (0.092%) LAN
9 1 (0.092%) MPLS
9 1 (0.092%) SAN
9 1 (0.092%) Telepresence
9 1 (0.092%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 628 (57.83%) SQL Server
2 376 (34.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 246 (22.65%) Data Warehouse
4 232 (21.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 189 (17.40%) Power BI
6 137 (12.62%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 85 (7.83%) SQL Server 2012
8 74 (6.81%) SQL Server 2008
8 74 (6.81%) SQL Server 2016
9 57 (5.25%) Big Data
10 56 (5.16%) Relational Database
11 49 (4.51%) Azure SQL Database
11 49 (4.51%) MySQL
12 45 (4.14%) SQL Server 2014
13 36 (3.31%) NoSQL
13 36 (3.31%) PostgreSQL
14 31 (2.85%) Oracle Database
15 30 (2.76%) Oracle Reports
16 27 (2.49%) QlikView
16 27 (2.49%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 72 (6.63%) Team Foundation Server
2 63 (5.80%) Git (software)
3 47 (4.33%) JIRA
4 43 (3.96%) Visual Studio
5 32 (2.95%) Oracle Forms
6 26 (2.39%) Jenkins
7 20 (1.84%) Subversion
8 18 (1.66%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 16 (1.47%) Bitbucket
10 14 (1.29%) ProC
11 13 (1.20%) TeamCity
12 11 (1.01%) Maven
12 11 (1.01%) Visual Studio Team System
13 7 (0.64%) Pylint
13 7 (0.64%) Sourcetree
14 6 (0.55%) GitLab
14 6 (0.55%) Octopus Deploy
15 5 (0.46%) Cucumber
15 5 (0.46%) Hudson
15 5 (0.46%) Selenium
General
1 290 (26.70%) Finance
2 136 (12.52%) Banking
3 43 (3.96%) Retail
4 41 (3.78%) Front Office
5 35 (3.22%) Investment Banking
6 23 (2.12%) Financial Institution
7 20 (1.84%) Back Office
8 17 (1.57%) Telecoms
9 12 (1.10%) Manufacturing
9 12 (1.10%) Marketing
10 10 (0.92%) Law
10 10 (0.92%) Legal
11 8 (0.74%) Games
12 6 (0.55%) Electronics
13 5 (0.46%) Billing
13 5 (0.46%) German Language
14 4 (0.37%) Automotive
14 4 (0.37%) French Language
15 3 (0.28%) Retail Banking
16 2 (0.18%) Corporate Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 384 (35.36%) .NET
2 135 (12.43%) ASP.NET
3 104 (9.58%) AngularJS
4 85 (7.83%) CSS
5 82 (7.55%) HTML
6 74 (6.81%) Web Services
7 64 (5.89%) RESTful
7 64 (5.89%) XML
8 61 (5.62%) .NET Framework
8 61 (5.62%) ASP.NET MVC
9 56 (5.16%) ASP.NET Web API
9 56 (5.16%) WPF
10 54 (4.97%) WCF
11 53 (4.88%) jQuery
12 41 (3.78%) JSON
13 38 (3.50%) WinForms
14 37 (3.41%) React
15 32 (2.95%) REST
16 31 (2.85%) ASP.NET Web Forms
17 29 (2.67%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 101 (9.30%) Analytical Skills
2 41 (3.78%) Greenfield Project
3 31 (2.85%) Data Structures
4 28 (2.58%) Fixed Income
5 26 (2.39%) Derivative
6 24 (2.21%) Self-Motivation
7 14 (1.29%) Fintech
7 14 (1.29%) Hedge funds
7 14 (1.29%) NHS
7 14 (1.29%) OTC Derivatives
8 12 (1.10%) Enterprise Software
8 12 (1.10%) Management Information System
8 12 (1.10%) Replication
9 11 (1.01%) Credit Risk
9 11 (1.01%) Mobile App
9 11 (1.01%) User Experience
9 11 (1.01%) Virtual Team
10 9 (0.83%) Algorithms
11 8 (0.74%) Market Risk
11 8 (0.74%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 40 (3.68%) Windows
2 33 (3.04%) Unix
3 19 (1.75%) Linux
4 8 (0.74%) Solaris
5 5 (0.46%) Windows Server
6 4 (0.37%) OpenVMS
7 3 (0.28%) CentOS
7 3 (0.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.18%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.092%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 312 (28.73%) Agile Software Development
1 312 (28.73%) Business Intelligence
2 227 (20.90%) ETL
3 121 (11.14%) Migration
4 117 (10.77%) MVC
5 96 (8.84%) Data Modelling
6 88 (8.10%) Data Migration
7 83 (7.64%) Problem-Solving
8 72 (6.63%) Scrum
8 72 (6.63%) TDD
9 70 (6.45%) Performance Tuning
10 65 (5.99%) Analytics
11 57 (5.25%) SDLC
12 55 (5.06%) Data Analysis
13 53 (4.88%) Kimball Methodology
14 49 (4.51%) Continuous Integration
15 47 (4.33%) Visualisation
15 47 (4.33%) Web Development
16 45 (4.14%) Asset Management
17 44 (4.05%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 1,001 (92.17%) SQL
2 393 (36.19%) C#
3 303 (27.90%) T-SQL
4 149 (13.72%) JavaScript
5 114 (10.50%) PL/SQL
6 90 (8.29%) VBA
7 88 (8.10%) Python
8 79 (7.27%) Java
9 59 (5.43%) VB.NET
10 39 (3.59%) VB
11 32 (2.95%) PowerShell
12 26 (2.39%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
13 21 (1.93%) Shell Script
14 19 (1.75%) Bash Shell
14 19 (1.75%) C
14 19 (1.75%) Perl
15 14 (1.29%) PHP
15 14 (1.29%) R
16 12 (1.10%) VB6
17 9 (0.83%) Scala
Qualifications
1 69 (6.35%) Security Cleared
2 59 (5.43%) SC Cleared
3 36 (3.31%) Degree
4 10 (0.92%) Computer Science Degree
5 7 (0.64%) Microsoft Certification
6 6 (0.55%) BPSS Clearance
7 5 (0.46%) ACCA
8 4 (0.37%) DV Cleared
8 4 (0.37%) MCSE
9 3 (0.28%) MCSA
10 2 (0.18%) Numerate Degree
10 2 (0.18%) OCA
10 2 (0.18%) Oracle Certification
11 1 (0.092%) DBS Check
11 1 (0.092%) Master's Degree
11 1 (0.092%) MCSD
11 1 (0.092%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (3.22%) QA
2 22 (2.03%) Data Quality
3 9 (0.83%) IFRS
4 5 (0.46%) GDPR
5 4 (0.37%) ISO 9001
5 4 (0.37%) MiFID
6 3 (0.28%) IFRS 9
7 2 (0.18%) Basel III
7 2 (0.18%) COREP
7 2 (0.18%) CRD IV
7 2 (0.18%) FINREP
7 2 (0.18%) ISO 14001
7 2 (0.18%) PMO
8 1 (0.092%) Dodd-Frank
8 1 (0.092%) EMIR
8 1 (0.092%) ISO 13485
8 1 (0.092%) ISO 15022
8 1 (0.092%) ISO 20022
8 1 (0.092%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 1 (0.092%) Solvency II
System Software
1 15 (1.38%) Docker
2 6 (0.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (0.37%) Active Directory
4 2 (0.18%) HDFS
5 1 (0.092%) Postfix
5 1 (0.092%) vSphere
5 1 (0.092%) zsh
Systems Management
1 9 (0.83%) Kubernetes
2 6 (0.55%) Ansible
2 6 (0.55%) Terraform
3 4 (0.37%) SCCM
4 3 (0.28%) Graphite
4 3 (0.28%) Kibana
4 3 (0.28%) logstash
4 3 (0.28%) Nagios
4 3 (0.28%) SCOM
4 3 (0.28%) StatsD
5 2 (0.18%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (0.18%) Puppet
5 2 (0.18%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.092%) Control-M
6 1 (0.092%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (0.092%) NetIQ Identity Manager
6 1 (0.092%) SQL Sentry
6 1 (0.092%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 215 (19.80%) Microsoft
2 153 (14.09%) Oracle
3 42 (3.87%) Tableau
4 19 (1.75%) Telerik
5 15 (1.38%) Citrix
6 10 (0.92%) SAP
7 9 (0.83%) MicroStrategy
8 8 (0.74%) Salesforce.com
8 8 (0.74%) Splunk
9 7 (0.64%) Cognos
9 7 (0.64%) Google
9 7 (0.64%) Sybase
10 6 (0.55%) DevExpress
10 6 (0.55%) Informatica
10 6 (0.55%) VMware
11 5 (0.46%) Atlassian
11 5 (0.46%) IBM
11 5 (0.46%) Netezza
11 5 (0.46%) ServiceNow
11 5 (0.46%) Talend