Period
to 18 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a SQL Server Consultant was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 18 November 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
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 804 850 830
Rank change year-on-year +46 -20 -17
Contract jobs requiring a SQL Server Consultant 27 23 35
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.029% 0.023% 0.033%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.030% 0.025% 0.035%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 11 21
England median daily rate £500 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £382 £375 £325
90th Percentile £600 £513 £488
UK median daily rate £500 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +11.11% - +5.88%
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 88968 93021 99725
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.78% 94.77% 94.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 59275 61281 64512
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £263 £256 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £600
UK median daily rate £448 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.29% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2638 3004 3828
England median hourly rate £18.66 £18.50 £17.89
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.84% +3.41% +8.42%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £46.75 £45.00
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%

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 6 months to 18 November 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 6 months to 18 November 2017. 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
East of England -9 11 £500 +17.65%
London -2 10 £500 - 1
West Midlands +33 3 £500 - 1
Midlands +22 3 £500 +5.26% 1
South East +10 2 £393 -12.78%
South West +12 1 £350 -12.50%
SQL Server Consultant
UK

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

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 27 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 21 (77.78%) SQL
3 13 (48.15%) Migration
3 13 (48.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 12 (44.44%) T-SQL
4 12 (44.44%) SC Cleared
4 12 (44.44%) Security Cleared
5 10 (37.04%) Analytical Skills
5 10 (37.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 9 (33.33%) Data Migration
6 9 (33.33%) Reference Data
6 9 (33.33%) Data Mapping
6 9 (33.33%) Data Quality
6 9 (33.33%) Talend
6 9 (33.33%) Talend Open Studio
7 6 (22.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 6 (22.22%) Business Intelligence
8 5 (18.52%) C#
8 5 (18.52%) Windows
8 5 (18.52%) XML
8 5 (18.52%) Data Warehouse
8 5 (18.52%) Oracle
8 5 (18.52%) Database Tuning
8 5 (18.52%) SQL Server 2014
9 4 (14.81%) SQL Server 2016
9 4 (14.81%) High Availability
10 3 (11.11%) Security Management
10 3 (11.11%) Microsoft
10 3 (11.11%) ETL
10 3 (11.11%) PL/SQL

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 (3.70%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (3.70%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.70%) SAN
1 1 (3.70%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 13 (48.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 10 (37.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 6 (22.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 5 (18.52%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (18.52%) SQL Server 2014
6 4 (14.81%) SQL Server 2016
7 3 (11.11%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (7.41%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 2 (7.41%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (3.70%) MS Access
9 1 (3.70%) VLDB
Development Applications
1 9 (33.33%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 1 (3.70%) Banking
1 1 (3.70%) Investment Banking
1 1 (3.70%) Law
1 1 (3.70%) Legal
1 1 (3.70%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (18.52%) XML
2 1 (3.70%) .NET
2 1 (3.70%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 10 (37.04%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (33.33%) Reference Data
3 2 (7.41%) Blog
3 2 (7.41%) Data Centre
3 2 (7.41%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 5 (18.52%) Windows
2 3 (11.11%) Windows Server
3 2 (7.41%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (3.70%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (48.15%) Migration
2 9 (33.33%) Data Mapping
2 9 (33.33%) Data Migration
3 6 (22.22%) Business Intelligence
4 5 (18.52%) Database Tuning
5 4 (14.81%) High Availability
6 3 (11.11%) ETL
6 3 (11.11%) Performance Tuning
6 3 (11.11%) Security Management
7 2 (7.41%) Analytics
7 2 (7.41%) Data Protection
7 2 (7.41%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (7.41%) Visualisation
8 1 (3.70%) Adaptive Web Design
8 1 (3.70%) Cybersecurity
8 1 (3.70%) Data Analytics
8 1 (3.70%) Data Flow Diagram
8 1 (3.70%) Data Visualisation
8 1 (3.70%) Feature Driven Development
8 1 (3.70%) Server Hardening
Programming Languages
1 21 (77.78%) SQL
2 12 (44.44%) T-SQL
3 5 (18.52%) C#
4 3 (11.11%) PL/SQL
5 1 (3.70%) PowerShell
5 1 (3.70%) Python
Qualifications
1 12 (44.44%) SC Cleared
1 12 (44.44%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.70%) PMI Certification
2 1 (3.70%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (33.33%) Data Quality
2 1 (3.70%) QA
System Software
1 1 (3.70%) Active Directory
1 1 (3.70%) Virtual Machines
1 1 (3.70%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (11.11%) Failover Clustering
2 1 (3.70%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 9 (33.33%) Talend
2 5 (18.52%) Oracle
3 3 (11.11%) Microsoft
4 2 (7.41%) CyberArk
4 2 (7.41%) Sybase
4 2 (7.41%) Tableau
5 1 (3.70%) Alteryx
5 1 (3.70%) Dell
5 1 (3.70%) VMware