The median contractor rate for a SQL Server Architect was £600 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 29 April 2017.

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
3 months to
29 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 581 607 593
Rank change year-on-year +26 -14  
Contract jobs requiring a SQL Server Architect 8 20 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.018% 0.039% 0.047%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.019% 0.041% 0.050%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 15 19
Median daily rate £600 £425 £460
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +41.17% -7.60%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £390
10% offered a daily rate of more than £645 £640 £555
UK excluding London median daily rate - £425 £450
% change year-on-year - -5.55%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in England. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
England
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 41139 48919 48101
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.60% 95.23% 94.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 26872 32291 29651
Median daily rate £440 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.52% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £396 £375
% change year-on-year +1.01% +5.60%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1340 1389 1923
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.85% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £44.07 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.83
% change year-on-year - +4.01%  

SQL Server Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England that featured SQL Server Architect in the job title.

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 3 months to 29 April 2017.

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 3 months to 29 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +23 5 £600 +6.66% 1
North West +39 2 - -
South East +6 1 - -
SQL Server Architect
UK

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

For the 6 months to 29 April 2017, 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 13 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 7 (53.85%) Microsoft
2 7 (53.85%) SQL
3 6 (46.15%) Data Architecture
4 5 (38.46%) .NET
4 5 (38.46%) Business Intelligence
5 4 (30.77%) ETL
5 4 (30.77%) Data Modelling
5 4 (30.77%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (23.08%) C#
6 3 (23.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (23.08%) Tableau
6 3 (23.08%) Amazon AWS
6 3 (23.08%) Analytics
7 2 (15.38%) Big Data
7 2 (15.38%) Data Analytics
7 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Azure
7 2 (15.38%) Use Case
7 2 (15.38%) SQL Server 2016
7 2 (15.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (15.38%) Data Analysis
7 2 (15.38%) Migration
7 2 (15.38%) Telecoms
7 2 (15.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (15.38%) Dimensional Modelling
7 2 (15.38%) T-SQL
7 2 (15.38%) Windows
7 2 (15.38%) E-Commerce
8 1 (7.69%) Quality Management
8 1 (7.69%) 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 1 (7.69%) Apache Spark
1 1 (7.69%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (7.69%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (7.69%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 3 (23.08%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (7.69%) Amazon S3
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (30.77%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (23.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (15.38%) Big Data
4 2 (15.38%) SQL Server 2016
4 2 (15.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (15.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (7.69%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 1 (7.69%) Amazon Redshift
5 1 (7.69%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
5 1 (7.69%) Hadoop
5 1 (7.69%) HDInsight
5 1 (7.69%) MongoDB
5 1 (7.69%) NoSQL
5 1 (7.69%) Oracle Database
5 1 (7.69%) Power BI
5 1 (7.69%) PowerPivot
5 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (7.69%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (15.38%) Telecoms
2 1 (7.69%) Billing
2 1 (7.69%) Finance
2 1 (7.69%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (38.46%) .NET
2 1 (7.69%) JSON
2 1 (7.69%) MDX
2 1 (7.69%) Web Services
2 1 (7.69%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (7.69%) Data Structures
1 1 (7.69%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 2 (15.38%) Windows
2 1 (7.69%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (46.15%) Data Architecture
2 5 (38.46%) Business Intelligence
3 4 (30.77%) Data Modelling
3 4 (30.77%) ETL
4 3 (23.08%) Analytics
5 2 (15.38%) Data Analysis
5 2 (15.38%) Data Analytics
5 2 (15.38%) Dimensional Modelling
5 2 (15.38%) E-Commerce
5 2 (15.38%) Migration
5 2 (15.38%) Use Case
6 1 (7.69%) CRM
6 1 (7.69%) Data Entry
6 1 (7.69%) Data Integration
6 1 (7.69%) Data Management
6 1 (7.69%) Data Visualisation
6 1 (7.69%) Information Architecture
6 1 (7.69%) UML
6 1 (7.69%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (7.69%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 7 (53.85%) SQL
2 3 (23.08%) C#
3 2 (15.38%) T-SQL
4 1 (7.69%) PHP
4 1 (7.69%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) Degree
1 1 (7.69%) DV Cleared
1 1 (7.69%) SC Cleared
1 1 (7.69%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 7 (53.85%) Microsoft
2 3 (23.08%) Tableau
3 1 (7.69%) Oracle
3 1 (7.69%) Sage
3 1 (7.69%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (7.69%) Zuora