The median contractor rate for a SQL Server Developer was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 27 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 Developer
UK / England
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 471 461 375
Rank change year-on-year -10 -86  
Contract jobs requiring a SQL Server Developer 130 163 271
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.30% 0.33% 0.54%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.32% 0.35% 0.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 99 126 212
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £324 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £555 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £328
% change year-on-year +7.14% +6.87%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £33.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £33.00

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 40980 47134 47634
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.76% 95.05% 94.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 26691 31127 30520
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 £275 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1258 1393 1823
Median hourly rate £18.10 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.42% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £43.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.14
% change year-on-year - +8.42%  

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 27 June 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 27 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
London +6 58 £475 - 22
South East +8 33 £400 +6.66% 10
East of England +6 13 £306 -5.76% 2
Yorkshire +22 7 £375 - 7
South West +1 6 £375 +10.70% 3
North West +6 5 £350 +7.69% 13
East Midlands -9 4 £369 +183.65%
North East +73 2 £375 +15.38% 1
West Midlands +13 2 £238 -34.02% 1
SQL Server Developer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 27 June 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.

1 252 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 138 (54.76%) SQL
3 123 (48.81%) C#
4 110 (43.65%) .NET
5 108 (42.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 95 (37.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 90 (35.71%) Microsoft
8 71 (28.17%) Business Intelligence
9 67 (26.59%) T-SQL
10 64 (25.40%) Agile Software Development
11 57 (22.62%) ASP.NET
12 56 (22.22%) Finance
13 55 (21.83%) SQL Server 2012
14 53 (21.03%) ETL
15 51 (20.24%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 47 (18.65%) Data Warehouse
17 43 (17.06%) JavaScript
18 39 (15.48%) SQL Server 2008
19 35 (13.89%) MVC
20 33 (13.10%) Team Foundation Server
21 32 (12.70%) Banking
22 29 (11.51%) TDD
22 29 (11.51%) Front Office
22 29 (11.51%) SQL Server 2016
23 28 (11.11%) Performance Tuning
24 26 (10.32%) HTML
25 25 (9.92%) Oracle
25 25 (9.92%) SQL Server 2014
26 24 (9.52%) Microsoft Azure
26 24 (9.52%) CSS

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 3 (1.19%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (0.79%) GeoServer
2 2 (0.79%) Oracle Workflow
2 2 (0.79%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.40%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (0.40%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 16 (6.35%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.79%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.79%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 6 (2.38%) ION MarketView
2 3 (1.19%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.40%) Cognos TM1
3 1 (0.40%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.40%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.40%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.40%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 24 (9.52%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (3.17%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (1.19%) SaaS
4 2 (0.79%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (0.79%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.40%) Azure Data Factory
5 1 (0.40%) IaaS
5 1 (0.40%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.19%) IP Telephony
2 2 (0.79%) Extranet
2 2 (0.79%) Intranet
3 1 (0.40%) HTTP
3 1 (0.40%) NFC
3 1 (0.40%) SMPP
3 1 (0.40%) SMTP
3 1 (0.40%) SSH
3 1 (0.40%) SSL
3 1 (0.40%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 252 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 108 (42.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 95 (37.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 55 (21.83%) SQL Server 2012
5 51 (20.24%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 47 (18.65%) Data Warehouse
7 39 (15.48%) SQL Server 2008
8 29 (11.51%) SQL Server 2016
9 25 (9.92%) SQL Server 2014
10 13 (5.16%) Power BI
11 10 (3.97%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 10 (3.97%) QlikView
12 9 (3.57%) DTS
12 9 (3.57%) Relational Database
13 7 (2.78%) MS Access
13 7 (2.78%) MySQL
13 7 (2.78%) OLAP
13 7 (2.78%) SQL Server 2005
14 6 (2.38%) Oracle Database
15 5 (1.98%) Data Mart
Development Applications
1 33 (13.10%) Team Foundation Server
2 23 (9.13%) Visual Studio
3 13 (5.16%) Git (software)
4 11 (4.37%) Subversion
5 9 (3.57%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 7 (2.78%) TeamCity
7 6 (2.38%) Octopus Deploy
8 2 (0.79%) JIRA
8 2 (0.79%) WiX
9 1 (0.40%) Maven
9 1 (0.40%) MSBuild
9 1 (0.40%) MSTest
9 1 (0.40%) NUnit
9 1 (0.40%) ReSharper
9 1 (0.40%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 56 (22.22%) Finance
2 32 (12.70%) Banking
3 29 (11.51%) Front Office
4 11 (4.37%) Marketing
5 10 (3.97%) Back Office
5 10 (3.97%) Investment Banking
6 8 (3.17%) Retail
7 5 (1.98%) Legal
8 3 (1.19%) Financial Institution
8 3 (1.19%) General Ledger
8 3 (1.19%) Telecoms
9 2 (0.79%) Electronics
10 1 (0.40%) Billing
10 1 (0.40%) Law
10 1 (0.40%) Local Government
10 1 (0.40%) Publishing
10 1 (0.40%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 110 (43.65%) .NET
2 57 (22.62%) ASP.NET
3 26 (10.32%) HTML
4 24 (9.52%) CSS
4 24 (9.52%) WCF
5 23 (9.13%) AngularJS
6 18 (7.14%) jQuery
6 18 (7.14%) Web Services
7 16 (6.35%) .NET Framework
7 16 (6.35%) ASP.NET MVC
8 15 (5.95%) Ajax
9 12 (4.76%) WPF
10 9 (3.57%) ASP.NET Web API
11 8 (3.17%) Entity Framework
12 7 (2.78%) MDX
12 7 (2.78%) NHibernate
12 7 (2.78%) REST
12 7 (2.78%) XML
13 6 (2.38%) Rendezvous
13 6 (2.38%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 18 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (5.56%) Fixed Income
3 11 (4.37%) Computer Science
4 9 (3.57%) Derivative
5 8 (3.17%) Data Structures
6 7 (2.78%) Greenfield Project
6 7 (2.78%) Hedge funds
7 5 (1.98%) Algorithms
7 5 (1.98%) NHS
8 4 (1.59%) Equities
8 4 (1.59%) Mobile App
9 3 (1.19%) Clustering
9 3 (1.19%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 3 (1.19%) iPad
10 2 (0.79%) Management Information System
10 2 (0.79%) Replication
11 1 (0.40%) AS400
11 1 (0.40%) Grid Computing
11 1 (0.40%) N-Tier
11 1 (0.40%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 9 (3.57%) Windows
2 3 (1.19%) Linux
3 2 (0.79%) Unix
4 1 (0.40%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (28.17%) Business Intelligence
2 64 (25.40%) Agile Software Development
3 53 (21.03%) ETL
4 35 (13.89%) MVC
5 29 (11.51%) TDD
6 28 (11.11%) Performance Tuning
7 22 (8.73%) SDLC
8 21 (8.33%) Asset Management
9 17 (6.75%) Kimball Methodology
9 17 (6.75%) Scrum
10 15 (5.95%) Analytics
10 15 (5.95%) Migration
10 15 (5.95%) Software Engineering
11 14 (5.56%) Investment Management
12 12 (4.76%) Data Analysis
12 12 (4.76%) Data Modelling
12 12 (4.76%) Web Development
13 11 (4.37%) Unit Testing
14 9 (3.57%) Data Migration
14 9 (3.57%) OO
Programming Languages
1 138 (54.76%) SQL
2 123 (48.81%) C#
3 67 (26.59%) T-SQL
4 43 (17.06%) JavaScript
5 23 (9.13%) VB.NET
6 17 (6.75%) PowerShell
7 14 (5.56%) Java
8 12 (4.76%) VBA
9 9 (3.57%) C++
10 8 (3.17%) Python
11 7 (2.78%) PL/SQL
12 6 (2.38%) C
13 5 (1.98%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
14 3 (1.19%) VB
15 2 (0.79%) R
16 1 (0.40%) Bash Shell
16 1 (0.40%) Perl
16 1 (0.40%) Scala
16 1 (0.40%) VB6
16 1 (0.40%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 13 (5.16%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (3.17%) MCITP
3 7 (2.78%) Computer Science Degree
3 7 (2.78%) Degree
4 6 (2.38%) MCSE
5 2 (0.79%) Master's Degree
5 2 (0.79%) MCTS
5 2 (0.79%) Postgraduate
5 2 (0.79%) SC Cleared
5 2 (0.79%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.17%) Data Quality
2 7 (2.78%) QA
3 1 (0.40%) HL7
3 1 (0.40%) ISO 8583
3 1 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 4 (1.59%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.79%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.40%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (0.40%) Platform Symphony
Systems Management
1 2 (0.79%) Control-M
1 2 (0.79%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (0.40%) Data Guard
2 1 (0.40%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 90 (35.71%) Microsoft
2 25 (9.92%) Oracle
3 15 (5.95%) Tableau
4 9 (3.57%) RedGate
4 9 (3.57%) Xamarin
5 8 (3.17%) Bloomberg
6 6 (2.38%) ION Trading
6 6 (2.38%) Perforce
6 6 (2.38%) TIBCO
6 6 (2.38%) Tradeweb
7 5 (1.98%) Sybase
8 4 (1.59%) SAP
9 3 (1.19%) Cognos
10 2 (0.79%) FactSet
10 2 (0.79%) Telerik
11 1 (0.40%) Alteryx
11 1 (0.40%) Atlassian
11 1 (0.40%) IBM
11 1 (0.40%) ServiceNow
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