The median contractor rate for a SQL Server Developer was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 30 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.

SQL Server Developer
UK / England
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 448 370 371
Rank change year-on-year -78 +1  
Contract jobs requiring a SQL Server Developer 128 268 240
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.30% 0.54% 0.49%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.32% 0.56% 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 100 200 175
Median daily rate £400 £388 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.22% +10.71%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £502 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £350 £325
% change year-on-year -7.14% +7.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 1
Median hourly rate - £60.62 £48.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +26.28%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £60.62 £47.75
% change year-on-year - +26.94%  

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 39809 47592 46241
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.81% 95.25% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 25961 31270 28439
Median daily rate £435 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.35% +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 1355 1455 1881
Median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +5.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £11.25 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £47.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -7.89% +11.76%  

SQL Server Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server Developer in England

SQL Server Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL Server Developer in England

SQL Server Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server Developer in England over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SQL Server Developer in England

SQL Server Developer
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 Developer in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL Server Developer in England

SQL Server Developer
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 Developer within the England region over the 3 months to 30 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 -23 67 £450 -5.26% 18
South East -9 21 £330 -8.33% 12
Yorkshire +5 14 £315 -17.10% 3
West Midlands +4 7 £325 -2.25% 3
South West -1 7 £275 -21.42% 1
North West +17 4 £281 -13.46% 7
East of England -3 4 £394 +18.86% 6
East Midlands -5 4 £319 +44.88% 5
SQL Server Developer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 30 March 2017, SQL Server Developer 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 Developer in the job title.

1 282 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 164 (58.16%) SQL
3 149 (52.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 134 (47.52%) .NET
5 119 (42.20%) C#
6 117 (41.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 111 (39.36%) Microsoft
8 103 (36.52%) T-SQL
9 85 (30.14%) Business Intelligence
10 82 (29.08%) Finance
11 78 (27.66%) Agile Software Development
12 64 (22.70%) SQL Server 2012
12 64 (22.70%) Data Warehouse
13 59 (20.92%) ETL
14 58 (20.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 53 (18.79%) SQL Server 2008
16 52 (18.44%) JavaScript
17 48 (17.02%) ASP.NET
18 42 (14.89%) Banking
19 40 (14.18%) Team Foundation Server
20 37 (13.12%) MS Excel
21 34 (12.06%) Migration
22 33 (11.70%) SQL Server 2014
23 32 (11.35%) Oracle
24 31 (10.99%) MVC
25 30 (10.64%) TDD
26 26 (9.22%) WCF
27 25 (8.87%) HTML
28 23 (8.16%) VB.NET
28 23 (8.16%) Web Services

SQL Server Developer 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 15 (5.32%) SharePoint
2 4 (1.42%) IIS
3 3 (1.06%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 3 (1.06%) CMS
3 3 (1.06%) GeoServer
3 3 (1.06%) Oracle Workflow
4 2 (0.71%) Confluence
4 2 (0.71%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.35%) ArcGIS
5 1 (0.35%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 37 (13.12%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.06%) MS Office
2 3 (1.06%) SPSS
3 2 (0.71%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (2.13%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.06%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.35%) Cognos TM1
3 1 (0.35%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.35%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 19 (6.74%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (1.77%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (1.42%) IaaS
3 4 (1.42%) PaaS
4 3 (1.06%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (0.71%) GitHub
5 2 (0.71%) Google Analytics
6 1 (0.35%) Boomi
6 1 (0.35%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.06%) Intranet
1 3 (1.06%) IP Telephony
2 2 (0.71%) Extranet
3 1 (0.35%) HTTP
3 1 (0.35%) NFC
3 1 (0.35%) SMPP
3 1 (0.35%) SMTP
3 1 (0.35%) SSH
3 1 (0.35%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 282 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 149 (52.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 117 (41.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 64 (22.70%) Data Warehouse
4 64 (22.70%) SQL Server 2012
5 58 (20.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 53 (18.79%) SQL Server 2008
7 33 (11.70%) SQL Server 2014
8 21 (7.45%) SQL Server 2016
9 15 (5.32%) SQL Server 2005
10 13 (4.61%) Power BI
11 12 (4.26%) DTS
12 11 (3.90%) MS Access
13 10 (3.55%) Data Mart
13 10 (3.55%) SQL Server 2000
14 9 (3.19%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 9 (3.19%) Oracle Database
15 8 (2.84%) Relational Database
16 7 (2.48%) Data Mining
17 6 (2.13%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 40 (14.18%) Team Foundation Server
2 16 (5.67%) Subversion
3 14 (4.96%) Visual Studio
4 10 (3.55%) Git (software)
5 4 (1.42%) JIRA
5 4 (1.42%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 2 (0.71%) NUnit
6 2 (0.71%) WiX
7 1 (0.35%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (0.35%) Maven
7 1 (0.35%) MSBuild
7 1 (0.35%) MSTest
7 1 (0.35%) ReSharper
7 1 (0.35%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 1 (0.35%) Talend Open Studio
7 1 (0.35%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.35%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 82 (29.08%) Finance
2 42 (14.89%) Banking
3 17 (6.03%) Front Office
4 13 (4.61%) Marketing
5 11 (3.90%) Back Office
6 8 (2.84%) Retail
7 6 (2.13%) Legal
7 6 (2.13%) Telecoms
8 5 (1.77%) Electronics
8 5 (1.77%) Financial Institution
8 5 (1.77%) Investment Banking
9 4 (1.42%) General Ledger
10 3 (1.06%) Advertising
10 3 (1.06%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.35%) Games
11 1 (0.35%) Local Government
11 1 (0.35%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 134 (47.52%) .NET
2 48 (17.02%) ASP.NET
3 26 (9.22%) WCF
4 25 (8.87%) HTML
5 23 (8.16%) AngularJS
5 23 (8.16%) Web Services
6 20 (7.09%) CSS
7 19 (6.74%) ASP.NET MVC
8 18 (6.38%) .NET Framework
9 15 (5.32%) jQuery
9 15 (5.32%) XML
10 13 (4.61%) Entity Framework
11 11 (3.90%) ASP.NET Web API
12 9 (3.19%) Ajax
13 8 (2.84%) WPF
14 7 (2.48%) ASP.NET Web Forms
14 7 (2.48%) LINQ
14 7 (2.48%) RESTful
14 7 (2.48%) Silverlight
15 6 (2.13%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 14 (4.96%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (3.90%) Fixed Income
3 9 (3.19%) Derivative
4 8 (2.84%) Computer Science
5 7 (2.48%) Equities
5 7 (2.48%) Replication
6 6 (2.13%) NHS
7 5 (1.77%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 5 (1.77%) N-Tier
8 4 (1.42%) Hedge funds
9 3 (1.06%) Clustering
10 2 (0.71%) Algorithms
10 2 (0.71%) Fintech
10 2 (0.71%) FMCG
10 2 (0.71%) Management Information System
11 1 (0.35%) Data Structures
11 1 (0.35%) iPad
11 1 (0.35%) Reinsurance
11 1 (0.35%) Spread Betting
11 1 (0.35%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 13 (4.61%) Windows
2 3 (1.06%) Linux
3 2 (0.71%) Unix
3 2 (0.71%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (0.35%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 85 (30.14%) Business Intelligence
2 78 (27.66%) Agile Software Development
3 59 (20.92%) ETL
4 34 (12.06%) Migration
5 31 (10.99%) MVC
6 30 (10.64%) TDD
7 23 (8.16%) Scrum
8 19 (6.74%) Analytics
8 19 (6.74%) Kimball Methodology
9 18 (6.38%) Performance Tuning
10 15 (5.32%) Data Modelling
10 15 (5.32%) SDLC
11 14 (4.96%) Software Engineering
12 13 (4.61%) Data Analysis
13 12 (4.26%) Web Development
14 11 (3.90%) Asset Management
14 11 (3.90%) Inversion of Control
14 11 (3.90%) Workflow
15 10 (3.55%) Waterfall
16 9 (3.19%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 164 (58.16%) SQL
2 119 (42.20%) C#
3 103 (36.52%) T-SQL
4 52 (18.44%) JavaScript
5 23 (8.16%) VB.NET
6 17 (6.03%) PL/SQL
7 16 (5.67%) PowerShell
7 16 (5.67%) VBA
8 7 (2.48%) Python
9 6 (2.13%) VB
10 5 (1.77%) C
10 5 (1.77%) Java
10 5 (1.77%) VB6
11 4 (1.42%) R
12 3 (1.06%) C++
12 3 (1.06%) Shell Script
13 2 (0.71%) Perl
13 2 (0.71%) PHP
13 2 (0.71%) VBScript
14 1 (0.35%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Qualifications
1 13 (4.61%) Degree
2 8 (2.84%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (1.77%) MCITP
4 2 (0.71%) MCTS
4 2 (0.71%) Postgraduate
4 2 (0.71%) SC Cleared
4 2 (0.71%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (4.26%) QA
2 5 (1.77%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.35%) Basel III
3 1 (0.35%) COREP
3 1 (0.35%) CRD IV
3 1 (0.35%) FINREP
3 1 (0.35%) HL7
3 1 (0.35%) IFRS
3 1 (0.35%) IFRS 9
3 1 (0.35%) ISO 8583
3 1 (0.35%) MiFID
System Software
1 4 (1.42%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.35%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 2 (0.71%) Control-M
1 2 (0.71%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (0.35%) Data Guard
2 1 (0.35%) Failover Clustering
2 1 (0.35%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 111 (39.36%) Microsoft
2 32 (11.35%) Oracle
3 13 (4.61%) Tableau
4 10 (3.55%) Sybase
4 10 (3.55%) Xamarin
5 5 (1.77%) SAP
6 4 (1.42%) Bloomberg
7 3 (1.06%) Adobe
7 3 (1.06%) Cognos
7 3 (1.06%) RedGate
7 3 (1.06%) Symantec
8 2 (0.71%) Embarcadero
8 2 (0.71%) FactSet
8 2 (0.71%) Google
8 2 (0.71%) Teradata
9 1 (0.35%) Dell
9 1 (0.35%) ESRI
9 1 (0.35%) Fidessa
9 1 (0.35%) IBM
9 1 (0.35%) Nintex
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