Period
to 16 January 2019

The median contractor rate for a SQL Developer was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies in Kent during the 6 months to 16 January 2019.

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 Developer
South East > Kent
6 months to
16 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 25 40 36
Rank change year-on-year +15 -4 -15
Contract jobs requiring a SQL Developer 32 25 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 8.89% 4.66% 3.47%
As % of the Job Titles category 9.14% 4.85% 3.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 23 9
Kent median daily rate £375 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% - +12.00%
10th Percentile £308 £204 £189
90th Percentile £480 £370 £431
South East median daily rate £418 £363 £375
% change year-on-year +15.17% -3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Kent median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate £35.00 £51.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year -31.71% +36.67% -38.13%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Kent. 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
Kent
Contract vacancies in Kent with a recognized job title 350 515 444
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.22% 95.90% 96.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 221 391 314
Kent median daily rate £400 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% - +3.70%
10th Percentile £153 £138 £180
90th Percentile £600 £580 £538
South East median daily rate £433 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +1.97% +6.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 12 16
Kent median hourly rate £35.00 £24.85 £13.23
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.87% +87.86% -22.21%
10th Percentile £15.17 £10.35 £9.68
90th Percentile £48.25 £45.57 £20.50
South East median hourly rate £20.50 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +13.89% +2.86% -7.89%

SQL Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Kent

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

Job vacancy trend for SQL Developer in Kent

SQL Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Kent

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL Developer in Kent

SQL Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Kent

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Developer in Kent over the 6 months to 16 January 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SQL Developer in Kent

SQL Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Developer in Kent.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL Developer in Kent

SQL Developer
Contract Job Locations in Kent

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Developer within the Kent region over the 6 months to 16 January 2019. 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
Tonbridge -1 4 £405 +110.39%
Maidstone +18 3 £338 -3.57% 1
Dover - 3 £400 -
West Malling 0 2 £323 -4.44%
Canterbury - 2 £475 -
Tunbridge Wells - 1 £338 - 7
Folkestone - 1 £425 -
Sittingbourne - 1 £450 -
SQL Developer
South East

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

For the 6 months to 16 January 2019, SQL Developer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Kent region featuring SQL Developer in the job title.

1 26 (81.25%) SQL
2 19 (59.38%) SQL Server
3 18 (56.25%) .NET
4 16 (50.00%) .NET Framework
5 14 (43.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 13 (40.63%) T-SQL
7 12 (37.50%) Entity Framework
8 11 (34.38%) C#
8 11 (34.38%) Data Warehouse
9 9 (28.13%) Web Services
9 9 (28.13%) TDD
9 9 (28.13%) High Availability
9 9 (28.13%) ASP.NET Web API
10 8 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
11 7 (21.88%) Agile Software Development
11 7 (21.88%) MVC
11 7 (21.88%) ETL
11 7 (21.88%) ASP.NET
12 6 (18.75%) JavaScript
12 6 (18.75%) Finance
13 5 (15.63%) Statistics
13 5 (15.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 5 (15.63%) HTML
13 5 (15.63%) TeamCity
13 5 (15.63%) Unit Testing
13 5 (15.63%) PowerShell
13 5 (15.63%) Octopus Deploy
14 4 (12.50%) .NET Core
14 4 (12.50%) Problem-Solving
14 4 (12.50%) Power BI

SQL Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Kent 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 (9.38%) CMS
1 3 (9.38%) IIS
1 3 (9.38%) Sitecore CMS
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (59.38%) SQL Server
2 14 (43.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 11 (34.38%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (15.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (12.50%) Power BI
5 4 (12.50%) Snowflake Schema
6 3 (9.38%) SQL Server 2014
7 2 (6.25%) Oracle Database
7 2 (6.25%) Oracle Database 10g
7 2 (6.25%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (6.25%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (6.25%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (6.25%) SQL Server 2016
8 1 (3.13%) MySQL
8 1 (3.13%) OLAP
8 1 (3.13%) OLAP Cube
8 1 (3.13%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (3.13%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 8 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (15.63%) Octopus Deploy
2 5 (15.63%) TeamCity
3 3 (9.38%) Git (software)
3 3 (9.38%) ReSharper
4 2 (6.25%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (3.13%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (18.75%) Finance
2 1 (3.13%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (56.25%) .NET
2 16 (50.00%) .NET Framework
3 12 (37.50%) Entity Framework
4 9 (28.13%) ASP.NET Web API
4 9 (28.13%) Web Services
5 7 (21.88%) ASP.NET
6 5 (15.63%) HTML
7 4 (12.50%) .NET Core
7 4 (12.50%) AngularJS
7 4 (12.50%) ASP.NET MVC
8 3 (9.38%) RESTful
8 3 (9.38%) WCF
9 2 (6.25%) CSS
9 2 (6.25%) jQuery
10 1 (3.13%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 1 (3.13%) Backbone.js
10 1 (3.13%) KnockoutJS
10 1 (3.13%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.50%) Algorithms
2 1 (3.13%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.13%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (3.13%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 3 (9.38%) Windows
1 3 (9.38%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (28.13%) High Availability
1 9 (28.13%) TDD
2 7 (21.88%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (21.88%) ETL
2 7 (21.88%) MVC
3 5 (15.63%) Statistics
3 5 (15.63%) Unit Testing
4 4 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (12.50%) Data Management
4 4 (12.50%) Migration
4 4 (12.50%) Problem-Solving
4 4 (12.50%) Web Development
5 3 (9.38%) API Design
5 3 (9.38%) Deployment Automation
5 3 (9.38%) E-Commerce
5 3 (9.38%) Kanban
5 3 (9.38%) Mentoring
5 3 (9.38%) Scrum
6 2 (6.25%) API Development
6 2 (6.25%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 26 (81.25%) SQL
2 13 (40.63%) T-SQL
3 11 (34.38%) C#
4 6 (18.75%) JavaScript
5 5 (15.63%) PowerShell
6 2 (6.25%) PL/SQL
6 2 (6.25%) Shell Script
7 1 (3.13%) R
Qualifications
1 2 (6.25%) Degree
Vendors
1 4 (12.50%) Oracle
1 4 (12.50%) Sitecore
2 1 (3.13%) Microsoft