Period
to 15 October 2018

The median contractor rate for a SQL Developer was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 15 October 2018.

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
15 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 196 168 158
Rank change year-on-year -28 -10 -59
Contract jobs requiring a SQL Developer 1,347 1,416 1,706
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.43% 1.57% 1.74%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.51% 1.65% 1.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,077 1,133 1,301
England median daily rate £425 £423 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.59% +12.67% -
10th Percentile £310 £306 £263
90th Percentile £625 £588 £525
UK median daily rate £425 £413 £365
% change year-on-year +3.03% +13.01% -2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 8 13
England median hourly rate £47.50 £43.25 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.83% +57.27% -21.43%
10th Percentile £29.05 £30.88 £16.97
90th Percentile £61.25 £49.13 £44.50
UK median hourly rate £47.50 £43.25 £27.50
% change year-on-year +9.83% +57.27% -21.43%

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 89,204 85,831 92,989
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.70% 94.86% 94.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 59,328 56,808 61,253
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £256
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £440 £425
% change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,840 2,552 2,963
England median hourly rate £18.06 £18.70 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.44% +1.08% +2.89%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.75 £46.50
UK median hourly rate £17.99 £19.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year -5.34% +2.70% +2.78%

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 15 October 2018.

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 15 October 2018.

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 15 October 2018. 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 -30 677 £500 +5.26% 154
North of England +14 224 £355 +1.43% 90
South East -39 220 £413 +6.45% 62
North West +10 104 £363 +3.57% 47
Yorkshire -7 100 £355 +9.23% 39
Midlands -21 85 £350 - 46
East of England -20 79 £394 +8.62% 21
South West -15 64 £381 -1.61% 30
West Midlands -9 46 £350 - 27
East Midlands -2 39 £350 -5.41% 19
North East +16 20 £350 -6.67% 4
SQL Developer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 15 October 2018, 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 1,235 (91.69%) SQL
2 862 (63.99%) SQL Server
3 575 (42.69%) C#
4 500 (37.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 475 (35.26%) .NET
6 408 (30.29%) T-SQL
7 347 (25.76%) Agile Software Development
8 331 (24.57%) Finance
9 306 (22.72%) ETL
10 304 (22.57%) Microsoft
11 295 (21.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 292 (21.68%) Data Warehouse
13 288 (21.38%) Business Intelligence
14 235 (17.45%) Oracle
15 187 (13.88%) JavaScript
16 186 (13.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 162 (12.03%) Microsoft Azure
18 161 (11.95%) MVC
19 156 (11.58%) ASP.NET
20 152 (11.28%) PL/SQL
21 151 (11.21%) Banking
22 148 (10.99%) Migration
23 139 (10.32%) HTML
24 122 (9.06%) .NET Framework
25 112 (8.31%) Power BI
26 111 (8.24%) TDD
27 108 (8.02%) Java
28 106 (7.87%) SQL Server 2008
28 106 (7.87%) SQL Server 2012
29 102 (7.57%) 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 25 (1.86%) CMS
2 21 (1.56%) IIS
3 14 (1.04%) SharePoint
4 13 (0.97%) Confluence
5 12 (0.89%) Apache
5 12 (0.89%) BizTalk Server
6 10 (0.74%) Elasticsearch
6 10 (0.74%) Tomcat
6 10 (0.74%) WebSphere
7 9 (0.67%) NServiceBus
8 6 (0.45%) Apache Spark
8 6 (0.45%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 5 (0.37%) SAS
10 4 (0.30%) OpenStack
10 4 (0.30%) Oracle Application Server
10 4 (0.30%) Oracle Workflow
11 3 (0.22%) Sitecore CMS
11 3 (0.22%) Umbraco
12 2 (0.15%) SharePoint 2010
12 2 (0.15%) WordPress
Applications
1 88 (6.53%) Microsoft Excel
2 22 (1.63%) Microsoft Office
3 15 (1.11%) MS Visio
4 12 (0.89%) Spreadsheet
5 10 (0.74%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 5 (0.37%) Acrobat
6 5 (0.37%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.074%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 18 (1.34%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.37%) Dynamics NAV
3 4 (0.30%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (0.30%) Infor M3
3 4 (0.30%) Markit EDM
4 3 (0.22%) FastStats
5 2 (0.15%) HFM
5 2 (0.15%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.074%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 1 (0.074%) Distributed Ledger
6 1 (0.074%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.074%) Oracle EBS R12
6 1 (0.074%) Oracle FAH
6 1 (0.074%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (0.074%) Oracle Retail
6 1 (0.074%) SAP Business One
6 1 (0.074%) SAP S/4HANA
6 1 (0.074%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 162 (12.03%) Microsoft Azure
2 54 (4.01%) Amazon AWS
3 27 (2.00%) Google Cloud Platform
4 16 (1.19%) Azure Data Factory
4 16 (1.19%) Dynamics 365
5 14 (1.04%) Office 365
6 11 (0.82%) Cloud Computing
7 5 (0.37%) Google Analytics
7 5 (0.37%) SaaS
8 4 (0.30%) Boomi
8 4 (0.30%) GitHub
8 4 (0.30%) PaaS
9 3 (0.22%) AWS CloudFormation
9 3 (0.22%) Serverless
10 2 (0.15%) Amazon EC2
10 2 (0.15%) Amazon S3
10 2 (0.15%) Azure Active Directory
10 2 (0.15%) IaaS
10 2 (0.15%) OpenShift
10 2 (0.15%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 13 (0.97%) TCP/IP
2 9 (0.67%) Internet
3 6 (0.45%) HTTP
4 3 (0.22%) SMS
4 3 (0.22%) SSL
5 2 (0.15%) Intranet
5 2 (0.15%) Modbus
6 1 (0.074%) Cisco IOS
6 1 (0.074%) FTP
6 1 (0.074%) HTTPS
6 1 (0.074%) Junos
6 1 (0.074%) OpenFlow
6 1 (0.074%) VLAN
6 1 (0.074%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 862 (63.99%) SQL Server
2 500 (37.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 295 (21.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 292 (21.68%) Data Warehouse
5 186 (13.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 112 (8.31%) Power BI
7 106 (7.87%) SQL Server 2008
7 106 (7.87%) SQL Server 2012
8 97 (7.20%) SQL Server 2016
9 89 (6.61%) Oracle Database
10 75 (5.57%) Relational Database
11 68 (5.05%) SQL Server 2014
12 47 (3.49%) Azure SQL Database
13 44 (3.27%) PostgreSQL
14 42 (3.12%) Oracle Database 11g
15 38 (2.82%) MySQL
16 33 (2.45%) OLAP
17 32 (2.38%) Big Data
17 32 (2.38%) Microsoft Analysis Services
18 30 (2.23%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 98 (7.28%) Team Foundation Server
2 80 (5.94%) Visual Studio
3 55 (4.08%) JIRA
4 51 (3.79%) Git (software)
4 51 (3.79%) Subversion
5 32 (2.38%) Jenkins
6 29 (2.15%) TeamCity
7 23 (1.71%) Visual Studio Team System
8 18 (1.34%) Octopus Deploy
8 18 (1.34%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 16 (1.19%) Maven
10 14 (1.04%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 13 (0.97%) NUnit
12 11 (0.82%) ProC
13 10 (0.74%) Eclipse
13 10 (0.74%) MSTest
13 10 (0.74%) Toad
14 9 (0.67%) JUnit
14 9 (0.67%) PVCS
14 9 (0.67%) ReSharper
General
1 331 (24.57%) Finance
2 151 (11.21%) Banking
3 89 (6.61%) Front Office
4 65 (4.83%) Investment Banking
5 52 (3.86%) Retail
6 27 (2.00%) Financial Institution
7 21 (1.56%) Legal
8 17 (1.26%) Law
9 15 (1.11%) Telecoms
10 13 (0.97%) Marketing
11 10 (0.74%) Advertising
11 10 (0.74%) Games
12 8 (0.59%) Manufacturing
13 6 (0.45%) Prime Brokerage
14 5 (0.37%) Back Office
14 5 (0.37%) Corporate Banking
15 4 (0.30%) Electronics
16 3 (0.22%) Billing
17 2 (0.15%) Automotive
17 2 (0.15%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 475 (35.26%) .NET
2 156 (11.58%) ASP.NET
3 139 (10.32%) HTML
4 122 (9.06%) .NET Framework
5 101 (7.50%) CSS
6 98 (7.28%) XML
7 97 (7.20%) AngularJS
7 97 (7.20%) Web Services
8 81 (6.01%) ASP.NET Web API
8 81 (6.01%) Entity Framework
9 77 (5.72%) jQuery
10 75 (5.57%) WCF
11 73 (5.42%) WPF
12 56 (4.16%) ASP.NET MVC
13 45 (3.34%) REST
14 42 (3.12%) HTML5
15 38 (2.82%) WinForms
16 37 (2.75%) Spring
17 34 (2.52%) JSON
18 30 (2.23%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 93 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
2 53 (3.93%) Fixed Income
3 52 (3.86%) Greenfield Project
4 42 (3.12%) Derivative
5 34 (2.52%) Hedge funds
6 25 (1.86%) Computer Science
6 25 (1.86%) Data Structures
7 20 (1.48%) Credit Risk
8 18 (1.34%) Enterprise Software
8 18 (1.34%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 17 (1.26%) Algorithms
9 17 (1.26%) Reference Data
10 15 (1.11%) Market Risk
10 15 (1.11%) Self-Motivation
11 13 (0.97%) Equities
12 10 (0.74%) Grid Computing
12 10 (0.74%) Management Information System
13 9 (0.67%) Device Driver
13 9 (0.67%) NHS
13 9 (0.67%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 79 (5.86%) Windows
2 61 (4.53%) Linux
3 28 (2.08%) Unix
4 15 (1.11%) Windows Server
5 11 (0.82%) OpenVMS
6 6 (0.45%) Windows 10
6 6 (0.45%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (0.37%) Ubuntu
7 5 (0.37%) VMS
8 4 (0.30%) Solaris
8 4 (0.30%) Windows 7
8 4 (0.30%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (0.15%) Android
9 2 (0.15%) Apple iOS
9 2 (0.15%) MVS
9 2 (0.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.15%) Windows Embedded Compact
9 2 (0.15%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.074%) Debian
10 1 (0.074%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 347 (25.76%) Agile Software Development
2 306 (22.72%) ETL
3 288 (21.38%) Business Intelligence
4 161 (11.95%) MVC
5 148 (10.99%) Migration
6 111 (8.24%) TDD
7 102 (7.57%) Data Migration
8 93 (6.90%) Analytics
9 92 (6.83%) Problem-Solving
10 84 (6.24%) Data Modelling
11 82 (6.09%) Scrum
12 79 (5.86%) Multithreading
13 76 (5.64%) Performance Tuning
14 72 (5.35%) E-Commerce
14 72 (5.35%) Unit Testing
15 71 (5.27%) Continuous Integration
16 70 (5.20%) SDLC
17 65 (4.83%) Test Automation
18 58 (4.31%) Web Development
19 57 (4.23%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1,235 (91.69%) SQL
2 575 (42.69%) C#
3 408 (30.29%) T-SQL
4 187 (13.88%) JavaScript
5 152 (11.28%) PL/SQL
6 108 (8.02%) Java
7 62 (4.60%) VBA
8 59 (4.38%) Python
9 49 (3.64%) PowerShell
10 36 (2.67%) VB.NET
11 27 (2.00%) VB
12 23 (1.71%) R
13 22 (1.63%) Shell Script
14 21 (1.56%) C++
14 21 (1.56%) PHP
15 16 (1.19%) C
15 16 (1.19%) Java 8
15 16 (1.19%) TypeScript
16 14 (1.04%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
17 11 (0.82%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 61 (4.53%) Security Cleared
2 51 (3.79%) Degree
3 48 (3.56%) SC Cleared
4 16 (1.19%) Computer Science Degree
5 8 (0.59%) Microsoft Certification
6 7 (0.52%) Oracle Certification
7 5 (0.37%) Numerate Degree
8 3 (0.22%) DV Cleared
8 3 (0.22%) MCSE
9 2 (0.15%) BPSS Clearance
9 2 (0.15%) OCA
9 2 (0.15%) OCP
10 1 (0.074%) DBS Check
10 1 (0.074%) Master's Degree
10 1 (0.074%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (2.45%) Data Quality
2 19 (1.41%) QA
3 16 (1.19%) GDPR
4 8 (0.59%) MiFID
5 5 (0.37%) Solvency II
6 4 (0.30%) Basel III
7 2 (0.15%) COREP
7 2 (0.15%) FINREP
7 2 (0.15%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (0.15%) PMO
7 2 (0.15%) SLA
7 2 (0.15%) TickIT
8 1 (0.074%) EMIR
8 1 (0.074%) HL7
8 1 (0.074%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 1 (0.074%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 16 (1.19%) Docker
2 4 (0.30%) Active Directory
3 3 (0.22%) Apache Flume
3 3 (0.22%) Hyper-V
3 3 (0.22%) Oracle RAC
3 3 (0.22%) Platform Symphony
3 3 (0.22%) SRDF
4 2 (0.15%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.074%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 11 (0.82%) Ansible
1 11 (0.82%) Kubernetes
2 5 (0.37%) Control-M
3 4 (0.30%) Single Sign-On
3 4 (0.30%) Tivoli
4 3 (0.22%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 2 (0.15%) MOM
6 1 (0.074%) Amdocs OSS
6 1 (0.074%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.074%) Docker Swarm
Vendors
1 304 (22.57%) Microsoft
2 235 (17.45%) Oracle
3 53 (3.93%) Tableau
4 29 (2.15%) Google
5 19 (1.41%) SAP
5 19 (1.41%) Sybase
6 18 (1.34%) Talend
7 15 (1.11%) Citrix
7 15 (1.11%) IBM
8 14 (1.04%) RedGate
9 11 (0.82%) MapR
10 10 (0.74%) Charles River
11 8 (0.59%) DevExpress
11 8 (0.59%) Informatica
11 8 (0.59%) MicroStrategy
12 7 (0.52%) Adobe
13 6 (0.45%) UiPath
13 6 (0.45%) Workday
14 5 (0.37%) Infor
14 5 (0.37%) Sitecore