The median contractor rate for a SQL Server Consultant was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 29 June 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 Consultant
UK / England
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 583 612 631
Rank change year-on-year +29 +19  
Contract jobs requiring a SQL Server Consultant 11 10 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.025% 0.020% 0.020%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.027% 0.021% 0.021%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 4 6
Median daily rate £500 £400 £381
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.00% +4.91%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £323 £374 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £541 £453 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £413 £369
% change year-on-year +21.21% +11.86%  
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 40963 46827 48392
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.75% 95.00% 94.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 91483 109922 114749
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £256 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £613 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £396 £365
% change year-on-year +1.01% +8.49%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4083 4735 7114
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.75 £44.75 £41.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year - +9.37%  

SQL Server Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

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 29 June 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 29 June 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
East of England - 4 £500 - 2
North of England +58 2 £305 -
London +3 2 £454 +13.37% 3
North West - 2 £305 -
West Midlands +22 1 £500 - 2
South East +16 1 £550 +22.22% 2
Midlands +13 1 £500 +33.33% 2
South West - 1 £350 -
SQL Server Consultant
UK

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

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 22 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 14 (63.64%) SQL
3 10 (45.45%) Migration
3 10 (45.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 8 (36.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 8 (36.36%) Business Intelligence
4 8 (36.36%) SQL Server 2012
5 6 (27.27%) SQL Server 2014
5 6 (27.27%) Microsoft
6 5 (22.73%) Data Migration
7 4 (18.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 4 (18.18%) Tableau
7 4 (18.18%) Power BI
7 4 (18.18%) Failover Clustering
7 4 (18.18%) SC Cleared
7 4 (18.18%) Security Cleared
7 4 (18.18%) SQL Server 2008
7 4 (18.18%) Finance
7 4 (18.18%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (18.18%) T-SQL
7 4 (18.18%) Windows
7 4 (18.18%) C#
8 3 (13.64%) DTS
8 3 (13.64%) ETL
8 3 (13.64%) XML
8 3 (13.64%) Talend Open Studio
8 3 (13.64%) Database Tuning
8 3 (13.64%) SQL Server 2005
8 3 (13.64%) Microsoft Clustering
8 3 (13.64%) SQL Server 2016

SQL Server Consultant 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 (4.55%) SAS
1 1 (4.55%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (4.55%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 2 (9.09%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (13.64%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (9.09%) IaaS
2 2 (9.09%) PaaS
3 1 (4.55%) Azure Data Factory
3 1 (4.55%) Data Lake Analytics
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 10 (45.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 8 (36.36%) SQL Server 2012
3 8 (36.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 6 (27.27%) SQL Server 2014
5 4 (18.18%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (18.18%) Power BI
5 4 (18.18%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (18.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 3 (13.64%) DTS
6 3 (13.64%) Relational Database
6 3 (13.64%) SQL Server 2005
6 3 (13.64%) SQL Server 2016
7 2 (9.09%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
7 2 (9.09%) Azure SQL Database
7 2 (9.09%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 2 (9.09%) QlikView
8 1 (4.55%) MS Access
8 1 (4.55%) OLAP
8 1 (4.55%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 3 (13.64%) Talend Open Studio
2 1 (4.55%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (18.18%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (13.64%) XML
2 2 (9.09%) .NET
3 1 (4.55%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.64%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (13.64%) Reference Data
2 1 (4.55%) Blog
2 1 (4.55%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (4.55%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 4 (18.18%) Windows
2 1 (4.55%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (45.45%) Migration
2 8 (36.36%) Business Intelligence
3 5 (22.73%) Data Migration
4 3 (13.64%) Data Mapping
4 3 (13.64%) Database Mirroring
4 3 (13.64%) Database Tuning
4 3 (13.64%) ETL
4 3 (13.64%) High Availability
4 3 (13.64%) Kimball Methodology
5 2 (9.09%) Analytics
5 2 (9.09%) CRM
5 2 (9.09%) Multithreading
6 1 (4.55%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (4.55%) Data Management
6 1 (4.55%) Data Modelling
6 1 (4.55%) Data Protection
6 1 (4.55%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (4.55%) ERP
6 1 (4.55%) Scrum
6 1 (4.55%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (63.64%) SQL
2 4 (18.18%) C#
2 4 (18.18%) T-SQL
3 1 (4.55%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
3 1 (4.55%) PL/SQL
3 1 (4.55%) Python
3 1 (4.55%) R
Qualifications
1 4 (18.18%) SC Cleared
1 4 (18.18%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (13.64%) Data Quality
2 1 (4.55%) QA
System Software
1 1 (4.55%) Hyper-V
1 1 (4.55%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 4 (18.18%) Failover Clustering
2 3 (13.64%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (4.55%) SCCM
Vendors
1 6 (27.27%) Microsoft
2 4 (18.18%) Tableau
3 3 (13.64%) Talend
4 2 (9.09%) Alteryx
4 2 (9.09%) Oracle
5 1 (4.55%) CyberArk
5 1 (4.55%) Dell
5 1 (4.55%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (4.55%) Sybase
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