Period
to 20 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a SQL Server Developer was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 20 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 Developer
UK > England
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 519 563 443
Rank change year-on-year +44 -120 +24
Contract jobs requiring a SQL Server Developer 345 320 504
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.37% 0.33% 0.48%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.39% 0.35% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 332 249 400
England median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £310 £295 £270
90th Percentile £588 £513 £525
UK median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 2
England median hourly rate £45.00 - £32.26
UK median hourly rate £45.00 - £32.26

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 89119 91561 99256
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.76% 94.77% 94.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 59385 60311 64207
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 £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2639 2960 3840
England median hourly rate £18.69 £18.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.00% +2.78% +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £46.96 £45.00
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%

SQL Server Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

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 6 months to 20 November 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server Developer in England over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 6 months to 20 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
London -7 154 £500 +11.11% 7
South East +43 96 £363 -3.33% 9
East of England +14 39 £335 -7.59% 4
North of England +44 32 £360 - 14
Midlands +3 23 £315 +6.78% 5
Yorkshire +18 20 £350 -7.89% 11
South West +9 17 £423 +26.12% 3
East Midlands -1 12 £315 -13.10% 3
West Midlands +10 11 £388 +31.36% 2
North West +4 10 £375 +11.11% 3
North East +61 2 £375 -12.28%
SQL Server Developer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 20 November 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.

1 345 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 192 (55.65%) SQL
3 166 (48.12%) C#
4 153 (44.35%) .NET
5 133 (38.55%) Agile Software Development
6 125 (36.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 116 (33.62%) Microsoft
8 94 (27.25%) Finance
8 94 (27.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 83 (24.06%) T-SQL
10 79 (22.90%) MVC
11 78 (22.61%) ASP.NET
12 74 (21.45%) ETL
13 66 (19.13%) Business Intelligence
14 65 (18.84%) Data Warehouse
15 60 (17.39%) SQL Server 2008
16 56 (16.23%) SQL Server 2012
17 54 (15.65%) WCF
17 54 (15.65%) TDD
18 51 (14.78%) Performance Tuning
19 50 (14.49%) SDLC
19 50 (14.49%) Banking
19 50 (14.49%) Oracle
19 50 (14.49%) JavaScript
20 44 (12.75%) Web Services
21 42 (12.17%) AngularJS
22 41 (11.88%) SQL Server 2016
23 40 (11.59%) Data Modelling
24 39 (11.30%) HTML
24 39 (11.30%) Team Foundation Server

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 5 (1.45%) BizTalk Server
2 4 (1.16%) WebSphere
3 2 (0.58%) IBM Notes
3 2 (0.58%) JBoss
3 2 (0.58%) Umbraco
4 1 (0.29%) Apache Solr
4 1 (0.29%) Cloud Foundry
4 1 (0.29%) Confluence
4 1 (0.29%) Ethereum
4 1 (0.29%) IIS
4 1 (0.29%) Mule
Applications
1 13 (3.77%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.58%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 8 (2.32%) ION MarketView
2 3 (0.87%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 2 (0.58%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.58%) Markit EDM
3 2 (0.58%) Oracle TCA
4 1 (0.29%) Cognos TM1
4 1 (0.29%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.29%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.29%) Oracle 11i
4 1 (0.29%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 30 (8.70%) Amazon AWS
2 24 (6.96%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (0.87%) SaaS
4 2 (0.58%) npm
4 2 (0.58%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
5 1 (0.29%) Azure Machine Learning
5 1 (0.29%) G Suite
5 1 (0.29%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (0.29%) IaaS
5 1 (0.29%) PaaS
5 1 (0.29%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 2 (0.58%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.29%) AMQP
2 1 (0.29%) Extranet
2 1 (0.29%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 345 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 125 (36.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 94 (27.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 65 (18.84%) Data Warehouse
5 60 (17.39%) SQL Server 2008
6 56 (16.23%) SQL Server 2012
7 41 (11.88%) SQL Server 2016
8 38 (11.01%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 27 (7.83%) SQL Server 2014
10 17 (4.93%) SQL Server 2005
11 16 (4.64%) OLAP
11 16 (4.64%) QlikView
12 13 (3.77%) Relational Database
13 10 (2.90%) Power BI
14 9 (2.61%) MySQL
15 8 (2.32%) MS Access
15 8 (2.32%) NoSQL
15 8 (2.32%) OLAP Cube
15 8 (2.32%) OLTP
16 5 (1.45%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 39 (11.30%) Team Foundation Server
2 22 (6.38%) Visual Studio
3 19 (5.51%) TeamCity
4 14 (4.06%) Git (software)
5 10 (2.90%) FitNesse
5 10 (2.90%) Subversion
6 9 (2.61%) Octopus Deploy
7 8 (2.32%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 4 (1.16%) JIRA
8 4 (1.16%) NUnit
9 3 (0.87%) Moq
9 3 (0.87%) SpecFlow
10 2 (0.58%) Jenkins
10 2 (0.58%) Maven
10 2 (0.58%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 2 (0.58%) Talend Open Studio
10 2 (0.58%) webpack
11 1 (0.29%) jMock
11 1 (0.29%) JUnit
11 1 (0.29%) Selenium
General
1 94 (27.25%) Finance
2 50 (14.49%) Banking
3 33 (9.57%) Investment Banking
4 25 (7.25%) Front Office
5 8 (2.32%) Retail
6 5 (1.45%) Back Office
6 5 (1.45%) Marketing
7 4 (1.16%) Financial Institution
7 4 (1.16%) Publishing
8 2 (0.58%) Legal
8 2 (0.58%) Prime Brokerage
9 1 (0.29%) Automotive
9 1 (0.29%) Law
9 1 (0.29%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 153 (44.35%) .NET
2 78 (22.61%) ASP.NET
3 54 (15.65%) WCF
4 44 (12.75%) Web Services
5 42 (12.17%) AngularJS
6 39 (11.30%) HTML
7 38 (11.01%) jQuery
8 35 (10.14%) ASP.NET MVC
9 32 (9.28%) ASP.NET Web API
10 28 (8.12%) CSS
11 24 (6.96%) .NET Framework
11 24 (6.96%) Ajax
12 21 (6.09%) NHibernate
13 17 (4.93%) Entity Framework
13 17 (4.93%) REST
13 17 (4.93%) WPF
14 13 (3.77%) MDX
15 12 (3.48%) XML
16 11 (3.19%) HTML5
17 9 (2.61%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 32 (9.28%) Fixed Income
2 29 (8.41%) Greenfield Project
3 26 (7.54%) Analytical Skills
4 18 (5.22%) N-Tier
5 15 (4.35%) Hedge funds
6 12 (3.48%) Equities
7 11 (3.19%) Enterprise Software
7 11 (3.19%) Fintech
8 9 (2.61%) Data Structures
9 7 (2.03%) Derivative
10 5 (1.45%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 5 (1.45%) SWIFT
11 4 (1.16%) Replication
12 3 (0.87%) Computer Science
13 2 (0.58%) iPad
13 2 (0.58%) Linked Data
13 2 (0.58%) Management Information System
13 2 (0.58%) Market Risk
13 2 (0.58%) Mobile App
13 2 (0.58%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 14 (4.06%) Windows
2 5 (1.45%) Linux
3 4 (1.16%) Unix
4 1 (0.29%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 133 (38.55%) Agile Software Development
2 79 (22.90%) MVC
3 74 (21.45%) ETL
4 66 (19.13%) Business Intelligence
5 54 (15.65%) TDD
6 51 (14.78%) Performance Tuning
7 50 (14.49%) SDLC
8 40 (11.59%) Data Modelling
9 37 (10.72%) Continuous Integration
10 33 (9.57%) Asset Management
11 32 (9.28%) Scrum
12 31 (8.99%) Web Development
13 28 (8.12%) Unit Testing
14 27 (7.83%) Migration
14 27 (7.83%) SOLID
15 20 (5.80%) Kimball Methodology
15 20 (5.80%) Test Automation
16 19 (5.51%) Analytics
17 18 (5.22%) Fund Management
18 17 (4.93%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 192 (55.65%) SQL
2 166 (48.12%) C#
3 83 (24.06%) T-SQL
4 50 (14.49%) JavaScript
5 29 (8.41%) VB.NET
6 22 (6.38%) Java
7 17 (4.93%) PowerShell
8 13 (3.77%) VBA
9 10 (2.90%) C++
10 7 (2.03%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
11 4 (1.16%) VB
12 3 (0.87%) PL/SQL
12 3 (0.87%) TypeScript
12 3 (0.87%) VB6
13 2 (0.58%) Python
14 1 (0.29%) C
14 1 (0.29%) Perl
14 1 (0.29%) PHP
14 1 (0.29%) Shell Script
14 1 (0.29%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 13 (3.77%) Security Cleared
2 9 (2.61%) MCITP
2 9 (2.61%) MCSE
2 9 (2.61%) Microsoft Certification
3 7 (2.03%) SC Cleared
4 5 (1.45%) Degree
5 4 (1.16%) PMP
6 3 (0.87%) CTC Cleared
7 2 (0.58%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (0.29%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.32%) Data Quality
2 6 (1.74%) MiFID
3 5 (1.45%) QA
4 3 (0.87%) GAAP
5 2 (0.58%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.29%) GCP
6 1 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 4 (1.16%) Docker
2 2 (0.58%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (0.58%) Ansible
1 2 (0.58%) Control-M
2 1 (0.29%) Kubernetes
2 1 (0.29%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.29%) Perfmon
2 1 (0.29%) Puppet
2 1 (0.29%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (0.29%) Terraform
Vendors
1 116 (33.62%) Microsoft
2 50 (14.49%) Oracle
3 22 (6.38%) Tableau
4 13 (3.77%) Bloomberg
5 12 (3.48%) RedGate
6 10 (2.90%) TIBCO
7 8 (2.32%) ION Trading
7 8 (2.32%) Perforce
7 8 (2.32%) Tradeweb
8 7 (2.03%) DevExpress
9 6 (1.74%) Salesforce.com
10 4 (1.16%) Charles River
10 4 (1.16%) Citrix
10 4 (1.16%) Fiserv
10 4 (1.16%) IBM
10 4 (1.16%) Reuters
11 3 (0.87%) Mercator
12 2 (0.58%) Lotus
12 2 (0.58%) SAP
12 2 (0.58%) Sybase