The median contractor rate for a SQL Server Consultant was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 26 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
SQL Server Consultant
UK / England
Rank 563 588 566
Rank change year-on-year +25 -22  
Contract jobs requiring a SQL Server Consultant 11 25 28
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.027% 0.051% 0.058%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.028% 0.054% 0.061%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 15 21
Median daily rate £475 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.76% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £371 £370 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £555 £540 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £431 £413 £425
% change year-on-year +4.54% -2.94%  
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 39117 46709 45844
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.82% 95.22% 94.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 25478 30619 28162
Median daily rate £433 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.76% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £263 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1362 1457 1852
Median hourly rate £18.50 £18.75 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.33% +7.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.32 £11.30 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £47.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

SQL Server Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server Consultant in England

SQL Server Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL Server Consultant in England

SQL Server Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server Consultant in England over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SQL Server Consultant in England

SQL Server Consultant
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL Server Consultant in England

SQL Server Consultant
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 Consultant within the England region over the 3 months to 26 March 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 +25 5 £475 +5.55%
South East +23 4 £525 +27.27%
North West - 2 £346 -
SQL Server Consultant
UK

SQL Server Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 26 March 2017, SQL Server Consultant 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 Consultant in the job title.

1 24 (92.31%) SQL Server
2 15 (57.69%) SQL
3 13 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 13 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 11 (42.31%) Business Intelligence
5 10 (38.46%) Migration
6 9 (34.62%) SQL Server 2012
7 8 (30.77%) Data Warehouse
8 7 (26.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 7 (26.92%) Microsoft Azure
8 7 (26.92%) Power BI
9 6 (23.08%) Data Migration
10 5 (19.23%) CRM
10 5 (19.23%) ETL
10 5 (19.23%) Tableau
10 5 (19.23%) Analytics
11 4 (15.38%) Relational Database
11 4 (15.38%) Dynamics CRM
12 3 (11.54%) Data Management
12 3 (11.54%) QlikView
12 3 (11.54%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 3 (11.54%) Multithreading
12 3 (11.54%) SC Cleared
12 3 (11.54%) Security Cleared
12 3 (11.54%) Finance
12 3 (11.54%) SharePoint
12 3 (11.54%) DTS
12 3 (11.54%) ERP
12 3 (11.54%) Windows
12 3 (11.54%) T-SQL

SQL Server Consultant Skill Set
Top Related 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 3 (11.54%) SharePoint
2 2 (7.69%) Skype for Business
3 1 (3.85%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (3.85%) MS Excel
1 1 (3.85%) MS Office
1 1 (3.85%) Spreadsheet
1 1 (3.85%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 4 (15.38%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (26.92%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (11.54%) IaaS
2 3 (11.54%) PaaS
3 1 (3.85%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (3.85%) Data Lake Analytics
3 1 (3.85%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.85%) DNS
1 1 (3.85%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (92.31%) SQL Server
2 13 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 9 (34.62%) SQL Server 2012
4 8 (30.77%) Data Warehouse
5 7 (26.92%) Power BI
5 7 (26.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (15.38%) Relational Database
7 3 (11.54%) DTS
7 3 (11.54%) QlikView
7 3 (11.54%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (7.69%) Azure SQL Database
8 2 (7.69%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (7.69%) SQL Server 2014
8 2 (7.69%) SQL Server 2016
9 1 (3.85%) Big Data
9 1 (3.85%) Data Lake
9 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Power View
9 1 (3.85%) OLAP
9 1 (3.85%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (3.85%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (11.54%) Finance
2 1 (3.85%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (11.54%) .NET
2 1 (3.85%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.69%) Private Cloud
1 2 (7.69%) Replication
2 1 (3.85%) Data Centre
2 1 (3.85%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 3 (11.54%) Windows
2 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (42.31%) Business Intelligence
2 10 (38.46%) Migration
3 6 (23.08%) Data Migration
4 5 (19.23%) Analytics
4 5 (19.23%) CRM
4 5 (19.23%) ETL
5 3 (11.54%) Data Management
5 3 (11.54%) ERP
5 3 (11.54%) Kimball Methodology
5 3 (11.54%) Multithreading
6 2 (7.69%) Complex ETL
6 2 (7.69%) Data Modelling
6 2 (7.69%) High Availability
6 2 (7.69%) Release Management
6 2 (7.69%) Visualisation
7 1 (3.85%) Database Mirroring
7 1 (3.85%) Performance Tuning
7 1 (3.85%) Presales
7 1 (3.85%) Server Hardening
7 1 (3.85%) SQL Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 15 (57.69%) SQL
2 3 (11.54%) T-SQL
3 1 (3.85%) C#
3 1 (3.85%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
3 1 (3.85%) PowerShell
3 1 (3.85%) Python
3 1 (3.85%) R
Qualifications
1 3 (11.54%) SC Cleared
1 3 (11.54%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.85%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (3.85%) Active Directory
1 1 (3.85%) Hyper-V
1 1 (3.85%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 1 (3.85%) Failover Clustering
1 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Clustering
1 1 (3.85%) SCCM
Vendors
1 13 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (19.23%) Tableau
3 2 (7.69%) Alteryx
3 2 (7.69%) Oracle
3 2 (7.69%) SAP