Period
to 6 December 2019

The median contractor rate for a SQL Developer was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 6 December 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
6 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 205 199 170
Rank change year-on-year -6 -29 -10
Contract jobs requiring a SQL Developer 940 1,370 1,540
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.26% 1.43% 1.61%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.35% 1.51% 1.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 729 1,089 1,244
England median daily rate £425 £430 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.16% +1.18% +13.33%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £300
90th Percentile £625 £625 £600
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £413
% change year-on-year - +3.03% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 8 9
England median hourly rate £35.00 £50.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -30.00% +11.11% +34.33%
10th Percentile £32.20 £29.05 £32.25
90th Percentile £42.00 £64.75 £51.00
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £50.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year -30.00% +11.11% +25.00%

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 69,836 90,934 90,775
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.93% 94.81% 94.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 46,204 60,984 60,677
England median daily rate £463 £458 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.09% +1.67% +5.88%
10th Percentile £256 £275 £263
90th Percentile £650 £638 £631
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,599 2,785 2,667
England median hourly rate £19.25 £18.50 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.05% -1.07% +1.89%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.01 £10.76
90th Percentile £52.50 £48.75 £48.00
UK median hourly rate £19.46 £18.50 £18.70
% change year-on-year +5.19% -1.07% +3.89%

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 6 December 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 6 December 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 6 December 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 +2 479 £500 - 116
South East -3 148 £400 -4.19% 36
North of England -49 140 £375 +3.45% 45
South West +11 81 £375 -8.54% 11
Midlands +45 78 £350 - 35
Yorkshire -11 77 £389 +6.51% 18
North West -38 59 £338 -6.90% 25
West Midlands +37 48 £350 -11.11% 26
East Midlands +26 30 £350 - 9
East of England -31 14 £364 -9.00% 23
North East +3 4 £425 +21.43% 2
SQL Developer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 6 December 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.

1 878 (93.40%) SQL
2 515 (54.79%) SQL Server
3 361 (38.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 275 (29.26%) Business Intelligence
5 274 (29.15%) C#
6 256 (27.23%) .NET
7 253 (26.91%) Agile Software Development
8 245 (26.06%) ETL
9 239 (25.43%) T-SQL
10 223 (23.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 218 (23.19%) Microsoft
12 203 (21.60%) Finance
13 191 (20.32%) Data Warehouse
14 182 (19.36%) Azure
15 137 (14.57%) Oracle
16 135 (14.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 133 (14.15%) Migration
18 123 (13.09%) JavaScript
19 120 (12.77%) Power BI
19 120 (12.77%) Power Platform
20 115 (12.23%) Banking
21 98 (10.43%) Python
22 88 (9.36%) Java
23 86 (9.15%) Tableau
24 85 (9.04%) ASP.NET
24 85 (9.04%) Data Modelling
25 84 (8.94%) PL/SQL
26 81 (8.62%) Analytics
27 80 (8.51%) MVC
28 79 (8.40%) 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 19 (2.02%) Confluence
2 17 (1.81%) SharePoint
3 15 (1.60%) IIS
4 11 (1.17%) Elasticsearch
5 9 (0.96%) Anypoint
6 7 (0.74%) CMS
7 6 (0.64%) WebSphere
8 5 (0.53%) Apache Spark
9 4 (0.43%) Umbraco
10 3 (0.32%) ArcGIS
10 3 (0.32%) Cloud Foundry
10 3 (0.32%) SAS
10 3 (0.32%) WebLogic
11 2 (0.21%) Apache
11 2 (0.21%) BizTalk Server
11 2 (0.21%) WebLogic Portal
12 1 (0.11%) DNN
12 1 (0.11%) Kentico
12 1 (0.11%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 1 (0.11%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 78 (8.30%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (0.74%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (0.53%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (0.43%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.43%) SPSS
5 2 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.21%) XMetaL
Business Applications
1 4 (0.43%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (0.21%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.21%) Markit EDM
2 2 (0.21%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.21%) SAP Business One
3 1 (0.11%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.11%) Dynamics GP
3 1 (0.11%) Kondor
3 1 (0.11%) Maximo
3 1 (0.11%) Oracle Cash Management
3 1 (0.11%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.11%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.11%) Oracle FAH
3 1 (0.11%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.11%) Oracle General Ledger
3 1 (0.11%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (0.11%) Oracle Retail
3 1 (0.11%) Raiser's Edge
Cloud Services
1 182 (19.36%) Azure
2 120 (12.77%) Power Platform
3 42 (4.47%) AWS
4 32 (3.40%) Azure Data Factory
5 26 (2.77%) GitHub
6 11 (1.17%) Data Lake Analytics
6 11 (1.17%) Serverless
7 10 (1.06%) SaaS
8 9 (0.96%) Azure Functions
9 8 (0.85%) Dynamics 365
9 8 (0.85%) GCP
10 7 (0.74%) npm
11 5 (0.53%) Office 365
12 4 (0.43%) Azure Active Directory
13 3 (0.32%) Amazon S3
13 3 (0.32%) AWS Lambda
13 3 (0.32%) Cloud Computing
14 2 (0.21%) Amazon EC2
14 2 (0.21%) PaaS
14 2 (0.21%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 6 (0.64%) FTP
1 6 (0.64%) HTTP
2 3 (0.32%) Internet
2 3 (0.32%) Intranet
3 2 (0.21%) Modbus
3 2 (0.21%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.11%) Skype
4 1 (0.11%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 515 (54.79%) SQL Server
2 361 (38.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 223 (23.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 191 (20.32%) Data Warehouse
5 135 (14.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 120 (12.77%) Power BI
7 46 (4.89%) SQL Server 2012
7 46 (4.89%) SQL Server 2016
8 42 (4.47%) Azure SQL Database
9 37 (3.94%) Relational Database
10 31 (3.30%) Oracle Database
11 28 (2.98%) SQL Server 2008
12 27 (2.87%) Data Lake
13 25 (2.66%) SQL Server 2017
14 24 (2.55%) SQL Server 2014
15 18 (1.91%) MS Access
16 17 (1.81%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
16 17 (1.81%) Oracle Reports
17 15 (1.60%) Big Data
17 15 (1.60%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 71 (7.55%) Git (software)
2 56 (5.96%) Visual Studio
3 44 (4.68%) Team Foundation Server
4 43 (4.57%) JIRA
5 24 (2.55%) Jenkins
5 24 (2.55%) Octopus Deploy
6 20 (2.13%) TeamCity
7 16 (1.70%) Subversion
8 15 (1.60%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 11 (1.17%) Selenium
10 10 (1.06%) Bitbucket
11 9 (0.96%) Rational Team Concert
12 6 (0.64%) NUnit
12 6 (0.64%) SonarQube
12 6 (0.64%) Visual Studio Team System
12 6 (0.64%) webpack
13 5 (0.53%) Gradle
13 5 (0.53%) MSTest
13 5 (0.53%) Sonatype Nexus
13 5 (0.53%) Visual Studio Code
General
1 203 (21.60%) Finance
2 115 (12.23%) Banking
3 39 (4.15%) Investment Banking
4 28 (2.98%) Retail
5 26 (2.77%) Back Office
6 22 (2.34%) Public Sector
7 19 (2.02%) Legal
8 18 (1.91%) Front Office
9 15 (1.60%) Financial Institution
10 12 (1.28%) Manufacturing
11 11 (1.17%) Marketing
11 11 (1.17%) Telecoms
12 9 (0.96%) Law
13 7 (0.74%) Electronics
14 3 (0.32%) Billing
14 3 (0.32%) International Banking
14 3 (0.32%) Local Government
15 2 (0.21%) Multimedia
15 2 (0.21%) Private Banking
15 2 (0.21%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 256 (27.23%) .NET
2 85 (9.04%) ASP.NET
3 64 (6.81%) .NET Framework
4 62 (6.60%) AngularJS
5 61 (6.49%) HTML
6 53 (5.64%) XML
7 52 (5.53%) CSS
8 47 (5.00%) jQuery
9 42 (4.47%) JSON
10 40 (4.26%) MDX
11 37 (3.94%) Web Services
12 36 (3.83%) Spring
13 35 (3.72%) ASP.NET Web API
14 34 (3.62%) Entity Framework
14 34 (3.62%) WCF
15 31 (3.30%) Hibernate
16 30 (3.19%) .NET Core
16 30 (3.19%) ASP.NET MVC
16 30 (3.19%) React
17 29 (3.09%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 64 (6.81%) Analytical Skills
2 33 (3.51%) Greenfield Project
3 32 (3.40%) Fixed Income
4 30 (3.19%) Derivative
5 26 (2.77%) Virtual Team
6 24 (2.55%) Equity Derivative
7 20 (2.13%) Data Structures
8 14 (1.49%) Enterprise Software
8 14 (1.49%) Management Information System
9 12 (1.28%) Equities
10 11 (1.17%) NHS
10 11 (1.17%) Public Cloud
11 10 (1.06%) Analytical Mindset
11 10 (1.06%) Replication
12 7 (0.74%) Algorithms
12 7 (0.74%) Self-Motivation
13 6 (0.64%) Clustering
13 6 (0.64%) Hedge funds
14 5 (0.53%) User Experience
15 4 (0.43%) STB
Operating Systems
1 55 (5.85%) Windows
2 34 (3.62%) Linux
3 27 (2.87%) Unix
4 6 (0.64%) Windows Server
5 5 (0.53%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (0.43%) AIX
6 4 (0.43%) Windows 10
7 3 (0.32%) Android
7 3 (0.32%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.21%) Apple iOS
8 2 (0.21%) VMS
9 1 (0.11%) OpenVMS
9 1 (0.11%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 275 (29.26%) Business Intelligence
2 253 (26.91%) Agile Software Development
3 245 (26.06%) ETL
4 133 (14.15%) Migration
5 85 (9.04%) Data Modelling
6 81 (8.62%) Analytics
7 80 (8.51%) MVC
8 79 (8.40%) Data Migration
9 70 (7.45%) Problem-Solving
10 65 (6.91%) DevOps
11 56 (5.96%) Continuous Integration
12 55 (5.85%) Visualisation
13 53 (5.64%) TDD
14 51 (5.43%) Scrum
15 48 (5.11%) Software Engineering
16 44 (4.68%) SDLC
17 41 (4.36%) Performance Tuning
18 40 (4.26%) Data Analysis
19 32 (3.40%) Workflow
20 31 (3.30%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 878 (93.40%) SQL
2 274 (29.15%) C#
3 239 (25.43%) T-SQL
4 123 (13.09%) JavaScript
5 98 (10.43%) Python
6 88 (9.36%) Java
7 84 (8.94%) PL/SQL
8 70 (7.45%) PowerShell
9 48 (5.11%) VBA
10 33 (3.51%) VB.NET
11 28 (2.98%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
12 22 (2.34%) VB
13 17 (1.81%) C++
14 14 (1.49%) PHP
14 14 (1.49%) R
14 14 (1.49%) Shell Script
15 12 (1.28%) C
16 11 (1.17%) Bash Shell
17 10 (1.06%) TypeScript
18 8 (0.85%) Scala
Qualifications
1 46 (4.89%) Security Cleared
2 42 (4.47%) SC Cleared
3 26 (2.77%) Degree
4 9 (0.96%) Computer Science Degree
5 7 (0.74%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (0.43%) CFA
6 4 (0.43%) MCITP
7 3 (0.32%) DV Cleared
7 3 (0.32%) MCSE
8 2 (0.21%) MCDBA
9 1 (0.11%) BC Cleared
9 1 (0.11%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.11%) Master's Degree
9 1 (0.11%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (4.04%) Data Quality
2 29 (3.09%) QA
3 10 (1.06%) MiFID
4 3 (0.32%) SLA
5 2 (0.21%) IFRS
5 2 (0.21%) IFRS 9
5 2 (0.21%) Solvency II
6 1 (0.11%) GDPR
6 1 (0.11%) SEPA
6 1 (0.11%) WCAG
System Software
1 13 (1.38%) Active Directory
2 7 (0.74%) Docker
3 2 (0.21%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.11%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.11%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (0.11%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 8 (0.85%) Kubernetes
2 4 (0.43%) MIIS
3 3 (0.32%) Control-M
3 3 (0.32%) Kibana
4 2 (0.21%) Ansible
4 2 (0.21%) Failover Clustering
4 2 (0.21%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.21%) Puppet
5 1 (0.11%) Automic
5 1 (0.11%) Docker Swarm
5 1 (0.11%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (0.11%) SCOM
Vendors
1 218 (23.19%) Microsoft
2 137 (14.57%) Oracle
3 86 (9.15%) Tableau
4 14 (1.49%) SAP
5 13 (1.38%) Alteryx
6 12 (1.28%) IBM
7 11 (1.17%) Google
8 10 (1.06%) Informatica
9 9 (0.96%) MuleSoft
10 7 (0.74%) Telerik
11 6 (0.64%) Databricks
11 6 (0.64%) RedGate
11 6 (0.64%) Salesforce.com
11 6 (0.64%) Teradata
12 5 (0.53%) Cognos
13 4 (0.43%) BT
13 4 (0.43%) Sybase
13 4 (0.43%) Talend
13 4 (0.43%) Twitter
14 3 (0.32%) Splunk