Period
to 22 September 2019

The median contractor rate for a SQL Developer was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 22 September 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
22 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 216 195 174
Rank change year-on-year -21 -21 -14
Contract jobs requiring a SQL Developer 1,032 1,362 1,397
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.29% 1.46% 1.54%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.37% 1.54% 1.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 810 1,079 1,120
England median daily rate £425 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.03% +11.49%
10th Percentile £300 £310 £305
90th Percentile £638 £625 £580
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +9.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 8 4
England median hourly rate £35.00 £47.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -26.32% +35.71% +27.27%
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £47.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year -26.32% +35.71% +12.00%

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 75,265 88,237 86,128
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.18% 94.74% 94.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 49,987 58,618 56,843
England median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £263 £275 £263
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK median daily rate £463 £450 £438
% change year-on-year +2.78% +2.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,502 2,847 2,559
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -3.74% -1.58%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.09 £10.75
90th Percentile £53.75 £48.75 £48.75
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £17.75 £18.81
% change year-on-year +12.68% -5.64% -1.00%

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 22 September 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Developer in England over the 6 months to 22 September 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 22 September 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 -14 509 £500 +4.17% 114
South East -17 172 £400 -3.03% 35
North of England +1 161 £375 +7.14% 75
Midlands +40 87 £370 +5.71% 29
Yorkshire +9 86 £400 +12.68% 35
South West -1 74 £375 - 11
North West +5 72 £350 -3.45% 35
East Midlands +33 55 £370 +5.71% 15
East of England -10 34 £375 -3.23% 19
West Midlands +16 32 £388 +10.71% 14
North East +8 3 £438 +26.81% 5
SQL Developer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 22 September 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.

1 965 (93.51%) SQL
2 579 (56.10%) SQL Server
3 392 (37.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 329 (31.88%) C#
5 300 (29.07%) .NET
6 291 (28.20%) Business Intelligence
7 280 (27.13%) ETL
8 277 (26.84%) Agile Software Development
9 250 (24.22%) T-SQL
10 226 (21.90%) Data Warehouse
11 219 (21.22%) Finance
12 218 (21.12%) Microsoft
12 218 (21.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 177 (17.15%) Azure
14 148 (14.34%) Oracle
15 144 (13.95%) JavaScript
16 143 (13.86%) Power Platform
17 142 (13.76%) Power BI
18 128 (12.40%) Banking
19 126 (12.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
19 126 (12.21%) Migration
20 116 (11.24%) Data Modelling
21 109 (10.56%) Python
22 95 (9.21%) Java
23 94 (9.11%) ASP.NET
24 87 (8.43%) PL/SQL
25 84 (8.14%) MVC
26 83 (8.04%) AngularJS
27 79 (7.66%) Data Migration
28 78 (7.56%) Git (software)

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 29 (2.81%) Confluence
2 21 (2.03%) SharePoint
3 16 (1.55%) Apache Spark
4 15 (1.45%) IIS
5 9 (0.87%) Anypoint
6 7 (0.68%) CMS
6 7 (0.68%) Elasticsearch
7 5 (0.48%) WebSphere
8 4 (0.39%) Apache
8 4 (0.39%) ArcGIS
9 3 (0.29%) Cloud Foundry
9 3 (0.29%) ColdFusion
9 3 (0.29%) Jetty
9 3 (0.29%) NServiceBus
9 3 (0.29%) Umbraco
10 2 (0.19%) Documentum
10 2 (0.19%) WebLogic
10 2 (0.19%) WebLogic Portal
11 1 (0.097%) DNN
11 1 (0.097%) SAS
Applications
1 73 (7.07%) Microsoft Excel
2 13 (1.26%) Microsoft Office
3 7 (0.68%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (0.58%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (0.48%) Dynamics AX
1 5 (0.48%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (0.19%) Markit EDM
2 2 (0.19%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.097%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.097%) Kondor
3 1 (0.097%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.097%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.097%) Oracle Retail
3 1 (0.097%) Raiser's Edge
3 1 (0.097%) SAP Business One
3 1 (0.097%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 177 (17.15%) Azure
2 143 (13.86%) Power Platform
3 53 (5.14%) AWS
4 25 (2.42%) GitHub
5 23 (2.23%) Azure Data Factory
6 17 (1.65%) SaaS
7 15 (1.45%) GCP
8 13 (1.26%) Dynamics 365
9 11 (1.07%) Serverless
10 7 (0.68%) Azure Functions
10 7 (0.68%) Data Lake Analytics
10 7 (0.68%) PaaS
11 5 (0.48%) Amazon S3
12 4 (0.39%) AWS Lambda
12 4 (0.39%) Azure Active Directory
12 4 (0.39%) Cloud Computing
12 4 (0.39%) IaaS
12 4 (0.39%) npm
12 4 (0.39%) Office 365
12 4 (0.39%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 10 (0.97%) Intranet
2 9 (0.87%) FTP
2 9 (0.87%) Internet
3 8 (0.78%) HTTP
4 4 (0.39%) Modbus
4 4 (0.39%) TCP/IP
5 3 (0.29%) DNS
6 1 (0.097%) SAN
6 1 (0.097%) Skype
6 1 (0.097%) SMS
6 1 (0.097%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 579 (56.10%) SQL Server
2 392 (37.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 226 (21.90%) Data Warehouse
4 218 (21.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 142 (13.76%) Power BI
6 126 (12.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 76 (7.36%) SQL Server 2012
8 63 (6.10%) SQL Server 2016
9 52 (5.04%) Azure SQL Database
10 51 (4.94%) Relational Database
11 38 (3.68%) MySQL
12 37 (3.59%) SQL Server 2008
13 33 (3.20%) Big Data
13 33 (3.20%) NoSQL
14 31 (3.00%) SQL Server 2014
15 29 (2.81%) Oracle Database
16 25 (2.42%) Oracle Reports
16 25 (2.42%) SQL Server 2017
17 23 (2.23%) MS Access
18 22 (2.13%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 78 (7.56%) Git (software)
2 58 (5.62%) JIRA
3 52 (5.04%) Visual Studio
4 44 (4.26%) Team Foundation Server
5 27 (2.62%) TeamCity
6 26 (2.52%) Jenkins
7 22 (2.13%) Octopus Deploy
8 16 (1.55%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 15 (1.45%) Bitbucket
10 13 (1.26%) Subversion
11 12 (1.16%) Selenium
12 9 (0.87%) Rational Team Concert
12 9 (0.87%) Sourcetree
12 9 (0.87%) Visual Studio Team System
13 8 (0.78%) Gradle
13 8 (0.78%) Pylint
14 6 (0.58%) SonarQube
14 6 (0.58%) Visual Studio Code
15 5 (0.48%) NUnit
15 5 (0.48%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 219 (21.22%) Finance
2 128 (12.40%) Banking
3 43 (4.17%) Investment Banking
4 32 (3.10%) Retail
5 31 (3.00%) Back Office
6 28 (2.71%) Financial Institution
7 27 (2.62%) Front Office
8 25 (2.42%) Public Sector
9 16 (1.55%) Law
9 16 (1.55%) Telecoms
10 15 (1.45%) Manufacturing
11 14 (1.36%) Legal
12 13 (1.26%) Marketing
13 6 (0.58%) Electronics
14 4 (0.39%) Military
15 3 (0.29%) Advertising
15 3 (0.29%) Automotive
15 3 (0.29%) Pharmaceutical
15 3 (0.29%) Retail Banking
16 2 (0.19%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 300 (29.07%) .NET
2 94 (9.11%) ASP.NET
3 83 (8.04%) AngularJS
4 73 (7.07%) .NET Framework
5 56 (5.43%) CSS
5 56 (5.43%) Web Services
5 56 (5.43%) XML
6 54 (5.23%) HTML
7 45 (4.36%) ASP.NET Web API
8 44 (4.26%) jQuery
9 42 (4.07%) React
10 41 (3.97%) REST
11 40 (3.88%) JSON
11 40 (3.88%) WCF
12 37 (3.59%) Spring
13 35 (3.39%) ASP.NET MVC
14 33 (3.20%) RESTful
15 31 (3.00%) .NET Core
15 31 (3.00%) Entity Framework
16 28 (2.71%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 70 (6.78%) Analytical Skills
2 34 (3.29%) Greenfield Project
3 33 (3.20%) Fixed Income
4 30 (2.91%) Derivative
5 21 (2.03%) Equity Derivative
5 21 (2.03%) Virtual Team
6 19 (1.84%) Enterprise Software
7 17 (1.65%) Data Structures
7 17 (1.65%) Management Information System
7 17 (1.65%) Replication
8 15 (1.45%) Equities
9 14 (1.36%) Hedge funds
9 14 (1.36%) NHS
10 10 (0.97%) User Experience
11 9 (0.87%) Credit Risk
11 9 (0.87%) Self-Motivation
12 7 (0.68%) Market Risk
13 6 (0.58%) Algorithms
14 5 (0.48%) Clustering
14 5 (0.48%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 71 (6.88%) Windows
2 31 (3.00%) Linux
3 25 (2.42%) Unix
4 8 (0.78%) Windows Server
5 6 (0.58%) Windows 10
6 3 (0.29%) Android
7 2 (0.19%) Apple iOS
7 2 (0.19%) VMS
7 2 (0.19%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (0.19%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.097%) OpenVMS
8 1 (0.097%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 291 (28.20%) Business Intelligence
2 280 (27.13%) ETL
3 277 (26.84%) Agile Software Development
4 126 (12.21%) Migration
5 116 (11.24%) Data Modelling
6 84 (8.14%) MVC
7 79 (7.66%) Data Migration
8 70 (6.78%) TDD
9 66 (6.40%) Analytics
10 65 (6.30%) Continuous Integration
10 65 (6.30%) Problem-Solving
11 59 (5.72%) Scrum
12 56 (5.43%) DevOps
13 49 (4.75%) Performance Tuning
13 49 (4.75%) Web Development
14 46 (4.46%) Software Engineering
15 45 (4.36%) SDLC
16 41 (3.97%) Data Analysis
17 39 (3.78%) Visualisation
18 34 (3.29%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 965 (93.51%) SQL
2 329 (31.88%) C#
3 250 (24.22%) T-SQL
4 144 (13.95%) JavaScript
5 109 (10.56%) Python
6 95 (9.21%) Java
7 87 (8.43%) PL/SQL
8 67 (6.49%) VBA
9 54 (5.23%) PowerShell
10 41 (3.97%) VB.NET
11 39 (3.78%) VB
12 28 (2.71%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
13 20 (1.94%) PHP
14 17 (1.65%) C++
15 15 (1.45%) Shell Script
16 13 (1.26%) Perl
17 11 (1.07%) Bash Shell
17 11 (1.07%) Scala
17 11 (1.07%) TypeScript
18 10 (0.97%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 53 (5.14%) Security Cleared
2 51 (4.94%) SC Cleared
3 32 (3.10%) Degree
4 13 (1.26%) Computer Science Degree
5 6 (0.58%) CFA
5 6 (0.58%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (0.29%) MCSE
7 2 (0.19%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (0.19%) DV Cleared
7 2 (0.19%) MCDBA
7 2 (0.19%) MCITP
7 2 (0.19%) MCSA
8 1 (0.097%) BC Cleared
8 1 (0.097%) DBS Check
8 1 (0.097%) Master's Degree
8 1 (0.097%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (3.68%) Data Quality
2 20 (1.94%) QA
3 9 (0.87%) MiFID
4 3 (0.29%) ISO 9001
4 3 (0.29%) PMO
5 2 (0.19%) GDPR
5 2 (0.19%) IFRS
5 2 (0.19%) IFRS 9
5 2 (0.19%) ISO 14001
6 1 (0.097%) COREP
6 1 (0.097%) FINREP
6 1 (0.097%) ISO 13485
6 1 (0.097%) SEPA
6 1 (0.097%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (1.26%) Active Directory
2 9 (0.87%) Docker
3 5 (0.48%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.097%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 5 (0.48%) Kubernetes
2 4 (0.39%) MIIS
3 3 (0.29%) Graphite
3 3 (0.29%) Kibana
3 3 (0.29%) logstash
3 3 (0.29%) Nagios
3 3 (0.29%) StatsD
3 3 (0.29%) Terraform
4 2 (0.19%) Ansible
4 2 (0.19%) Failover Clustering
5 1 (0.097%) Control-M
5 1 (0.097%) Docker Swarm
5 1 (0.097%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (0.097%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (0.097%) SCCM
5 1 (0.097%) SCOM
5 1 (0.097%) SQL Sentry
Vendors
1 218 (21.12%) Microsoft
2 148 (14.34%) Oracle
3 67 (6.49%) Tableau
4 14 (1.36%) MicroStrategy
4 14 (1.36%) SAP
5 12 (1.16%) Cognos
5 12 (1.16%) Google
5 12 (1.16%) IBM
6 10 (0.97%) Informatica
6 10 (0.97%) Salesforce.com
6 10 (0.97%) Telerik
7 9 (0.87%) MuleSoft
7 9 (0.87%) Splunk
8 8 (0.78%) Alteryx
9 6 (0.58%) BT
9 6 (0.58%) Databricks
9 6 (0.58%) Sony
9 6 (0.58%) Teradata
10 5 (0.48%) DevExpress
10 5 (0.48%) VMware