Period
to 20 January 2018

The median contractor rate for a SQL Server Architect was £484 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 20 January 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 Server Architect
UK > England
6 months to
20 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 818 814 805
Rank change year-on-year -4 -9 -5
Contract jobs requiring a SQL Server Architect 19 17 34
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.021% 0.019% 0.034%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.022% 0.020% 0.036%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 12 22
England median daily rate £484 £488 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.77% -2.50% +11.11%
10th Percentile £429 £416 £439
90th Percentile £675 £624 £783
UK median daily rate £467 £500 £500
% change year-on-year -6.60% - +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
England median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate - - -

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 86,733 85,247 94,251
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.73% 94.77% 95.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 58,185 56,131 61,000
England median daily rate £450 £425 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
10th Percentile £263 £256 £250
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,529 2,917 3,593
England median hourly rate £18.38 £18.50 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.68% - +12.12%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.00 £46.50
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £18.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year +2.78% -5.26% +15.15%

SQL Server Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server Architect in England

SQL Server Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL Server Architect in England

SQL Server Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server Architect in England over the 6 months to 20 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SQL Server Architect in England

SQL Server Architect
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL Server Architect in England

SQL Server Architect
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 Server Architect within the England region over the 6 months to 20 January 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 -27 8 £650 +30.00% 1
North of England - 6 £493 - 1
Yorkshire - 3 £450 -
South West +4 2 £475 -24.00% 1
South East -21 2 £467 -19.48% 1
North West - 2 £625 - 1
Midlands +6 1 £475 +11.76%
North East - 1 - -
West Midlands - 1 £475 -
SQL Server Architect
UK

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

For the 6 months to 20 January 2018, SQL Server Architect contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region featuring SQL Server Architect in the job title.

1 19 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 9 (47.37%) Microsoft
2 9 (47.37%) Business Intelligence
2 9 (47.37%) SQL
3 7 (36.84%) Data Warehouse
3 7 (36.84%) Data Modelling
3 7 (36.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 6 (31.58%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (31.58%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (31.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (21.05%) .NET
5 4 (21.05%) Data Architecture
5 4 (21.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 3 (15.79%) Data Management
6 3 (15.79%) Reference Data
6 3 (15.79%) Microservices
6 3 (15.79%) DevOps
6 3 (15.79%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (15.79%) Data Structures
6 3 (15.79%) MongoDB
6 3 (15.79%) SOA
6 3 (15.79%) Data Analysis
6 3 (15.79%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (15.79%) Greenfield Project
7 2 (10.53%) State Machine
7 2 (10.53%) Service Design
7 2 (10.53%) Validation
7 2 (10.53%) Migration
7 2 (10.53%) Data Security

SQL Server Architect 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 2 (10.53%) Apache Solr
1 2 (10.53%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (5.26%) Apache Spark
2 1 (5.26%) IIS
2 1 (5.26%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (5.26%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (31.58%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (10.53%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (10.53%) PaaS
3 1 (5.26%) Amazon EMR
3 1 (5.26%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.26%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 7 (36.84%) Data Warehouse
2 7 (36.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 6 (31.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (21.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 3 (15.79%) MongoDB
6 2 (10.53%) Big Data
6 2 (10.53%) Power BI
7 1 (5.26%) Azure SQL Database
7 1 (5.26%) DTS
7 1 (5.26%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
7 1 (5.26%) Geospatial Data
7 1 (5.26%) GIS
7 1 (5.26%) Hadoop
7 1 (5.26%) MySQL
7 1 (5.26%) OLAP
7 1 (5.26%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 1 (5.26%) ERwin
General
1 2 (10.53%) Banking
1 2 (10.53%) Finance
2 1 (5.26%) Investment Banking
2 1 (5.26%) Publishing
2 1 (5.26%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (21.05%) .NET
2 2 (10.53%) Middleware
2 2 (10.53%) REST
2 2 (10.53%) XML
3 1 (5.26%) AngularJS
3 1 (5.26%) jQuery
3 1 (5.26%) JSON
3 1 (5.26%) RESTful
3 1 (5.26%) SAML
3 1 (5.26%) Spring
3 1 (5.26%) Spring Boot
3 1 (5.26%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (31.58%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (15.79%) Data Structures
2 3 (15.79%) Greenfield Project
2 3 (15.79%) Reference Data
3 2 (10.53%) Management Information System
3 2 (10.53%) State Machine
4 1 (5.26%) Data Centre
4 1 (5.26%) NHS
4 1 (5.26%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (10.53%) Windows
2 1 (5.26%) Windows Server
2 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (47.37%) Business Intelligence
2 7 (36.84%) Data Modelling
3 4 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (21.05%) Data Architecture
4 3 (15.79%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (15.79%) Data Analysis
4 3 (15.79%) Data Management
4 3 (15.79%) DevOps
4 3 (15.79%) Microservices
4 3 (15.79%) SOA
4 3 (15.79%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (10.53%) Analytics
5 2 (10.53%) Data Cleansing
5 2 (10.53%) Data Security
5 2 (10.53%) ETL
5 2 (10.53%) Master Data Management
5 2 (10.53%) Migration
5 2 (10.53%) Technical Architecture
5 2 (10.53%) TOGAF
5 2 (10.53%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 9 (47.37%) SQL
2 2 (10.53%) T-SQL
3 1 (5.26%) C#
3 1 (5.26%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (5.26%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) GDPR
1 1 (5.26%) QA
Vendors
1 9 (47.37%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.26%) Atlassian
2 1 (5.26%) Cloudera
2 1 (5.26%) IBM
2 1 (5.26%) Oracle