Period
to 24 May 2018

The median contractor rate for a SQL Developer was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 24 May 2018.

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
England > London
6 months to
24 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 189 171 126
Rank change year-on-year -18 -45 -31
Contract jobs requiring a SQL Developer 678 626 856
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 1.49% 1.59% 1.98%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.57% 1.67% 2.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 589 499 664
London median daily rate £450 £450 £445
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +1.12% +4.71%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £300
90th Percentile £625 £600 £613
England median daily rate £425 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +8.97% +4.00% +6.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 3
London median hourly rate £175.00 - £43.57
10th Percentile £57.50 - £37.90
90th Percentile £187.50 - £46.71
England median hourly rate £45.00 £42.25 £45.50
% change year-on-year +6.51% -7.14% +30.00%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London. 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
London
Contract vacancies in London with a recognized job title 43,248 37,482 41,236
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.83% 95.02% 95.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 31,287 26,708 29,605
London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +2.86%
10th Percentile £312 £305 £281
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
England median daily rate £450 £430 £425
% change year-on-year +4.65% +1.18% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 679 500 539
London median hourly rate £21.50 £22.42 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.09% +17.99% -
10th Percentile £12.75 £12.24 £10.73
90th Percentile £49.58 £51.25 £48.26
England median hourly rate £18.51 £19.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year -2.61% -2.54% +11.40%

SQL Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for SQL Developer in London

SQL Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL Developer in London

SQL Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Developer in London over the 6 months to 24 May 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SQL Developer in London

SQL Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL Developer in London

SQL Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Developer in London over the 6 months to 24 May 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for SQL Developer in London

SQL Developer
Contract Job Locations in London

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 London region over the 6 months to 24 May 2018. 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
Central London -44 150 £474 +11.41% 61
South London -32 29 £400 +6.67% 5
West London -30 25 £360 - 20
East London -16 9 £450 -18.18% 8
North London - 2 £444 - 1
SQL Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 May 2018, 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 London region featuring SQL Developer in the job title.

1 638 (94.10%) SQL
2 439 (64.75%) SQL Server
3 296 (43.66%) C#
4 285 (42.04%) .NET
5 213 (31.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 204 (30.09%) Finance
7 191 (28.17%) Agile Software Development
8 186 (27.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 172 (25.37%) T-SQL
10 155 (22.86%) Business Intelligence
11 154 (22.71%) Data Warehouse
12 150 (22.12%) Microsoft
13 114 (16.81%) ETL
14 111 (16.37%) JavaScript
15 105 (15.49%) Banking
16 100 (14.75%) Oracle
17 99 (14.60%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 80 (11.80%) ASP.NET
19 79 (11.65%) SQL Server 2012
20 75 (11.06%) MVC
21 74 (10.91%) HTML
22 73 (10.77%) Microsoft Azure
23 70 (10.32%) Data Modelling
23 70 (10.32%) AngularJS
24 64 (9.44%) TDD
25 63 (9.29%) PL/SQL
26 62 (9.14%) Continuous Integration
26 62 (9.14%) Power BI
27 60 (8.85%) Java
27 60 (8.85%) Microsoft Excel

SQL Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 11 (1.62%) SharePoint
2 9 (1.33%) Apache Spark
2 9 (1.33%) Elasticsearch
3 8 (1.18%) Confluence
3 8 (1.18%) NServiceBus
4 6 (0.88%) CMS
4 6 (0.88%) IIS
5 5 (0.74%) Apache
5 5 (0.74%) SAS
5 5 (0.74%) WebSphere
6 4 (0.59%) K2 blackpearl
7 2 (0.29%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (0.29%) EPiServer
7 2 (0.29%) MQSeries
7 2 (0.29%) Tomcat
7 2 (0.29%) Umbraco
8 1 (0.15%) JBoss
8 1 (0.15%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.15%) Sitecore CMS
8 1 (0.15%) WordPress
Applications
1 60 (8.85%) Microsoft Excel
2 14 (2.06%) MS Visio
3 12 (1.77%) Microsoft Office
4 9 (1.33%) Spreadsheet
5 4 (0.59%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 3 (0.44%) Acrobat
6 3 (0.44%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.15%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 7 (1.03%) Markit EDM
2 5 (0.74%) SAP R/3
3 4 (0.59%) SAP SD
4 2 (0.29%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.29%) Oracle Payables
4 2 (0.29%) Oracle Receivables
4 2 (0.29%) SystmOne
5 1 (0.15%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 1 (0.15%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.15%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.15%) HFM
5 1 (0.15%) Infor M3
5 1 (0.15%) MetaTrader
5 1 (0.15%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.15%) PeopleSoft HRMS
5 1 (0.15%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 73 (10.77%) Microsoft Azure
2 29 (4.28%) Amazon AWS
3 16 (2.36%) Cloud Computing
4 14 (2.06%) PaaS
5 12 (1.77%) Amazon S3
6 7 (1.03%) Serverless
7 6 (0.88%) AWS Lambda
7 6 (0.88%) Office 365
8 5 (0.74%) SaaS
9 4 (0.59%) Amazon EC2
9 4 (0.59%) Azure Data Factory
9 4 (0.59%) Azure Machine Learning
9 4 (0.59%) GitHub
9 4 (0.59%) Google Cloud Platform
10 3 (0.44%) AWS Data Pipeline
11 2 (0.29%) Amazon SQS
11 2 (0.29%) Dynamics 365
12 1 (0.15%) Data Lake Analytics
12 1 (0.15%) Google Analytics
12 1 (0.15%) Oracle Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 4 (0.59%) FTP
2 2 (0.29%) HTTP
2 2 (0.29%) SMS
3 1 (0.15%) AMQP
3 1 (0.15%) DKIM
3 1 (0.15%) DMARC
3 1 (0.15%) Internet
3 1 (0.15%) PPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 439 (64.75%) SQL Server
2 213 (31.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 186 (27.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 154 (22.71%) Data Warehouse
5 99 (14.60%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 79 (11.65%) SQL Server 2012
7 62 (9.14%) Power BI
8 48 (7.08%) SQL Server 2008
8 48 (7.08%) SQL Server 2014
9 46 (6.78%) SQL Server 2016
10 38 (5.60%) Relational Database
11 34 (5.01%) Oracle Database
12 31 (4.57%) Big Data
13 21 (3.10%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 19 (2.80%) Oracle Database 11g
15 18 (2.65%) NoSQL
15 18 (2.65%) SQL Server 2005
16 17 (2.51%) Hadoop
16 17 (2.51%) MySQL
16 17 (2.51%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 51 (7.52%) Team Foundation Server
2 48 (7.08%) Git (software)
3 25 (3.69%) TeamCity
3 25 (3.69%) Visual Studio
4 20 (2.95%) JIRA
4 20 (2.95%) Selenium
5 19 (2.80%) Subversion
6 16 (2.36%) Jenkins
7 12 (1.77%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 10 (1.47%) NUnit
9 8 (1.18%) JIRA Agile
10 7 (1.03%) Moq
11 6 (0.88%) FitNesse
11 6 (0.88%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 5 (0.74%) Cucumber
12 5 (0.74%) SpecFlow
13 4 (0.59%) Bitbucket
13 4 (0.59%) Mercurial
13 4 (0.59%) Octopus Deploy
13 4 (0.59%) webpack
General
1 204 (30.09%) Finance
2 105 (15.49%) Banking
3 60 (8.85%) Front Office
4 39 (5.75%) Investment Banking
5 31 (4.57%) Retail
6 14 (2.06%) Back Office
7 12 (1.77%) Financial Institution
8 10 (1.47%) Legal
9 8 (1.18%) Marketing
10 6 (0.88%) Law
11 5 (0.74%) Games
12 4 (0.59%) Prime Brokerage
13 3 (0.44%) Telecoms
14 2 (0.29%) Digital Economy
14 2 (0.29%) General Ledger
14 2 (0.29%) German Language
14 2 (0.29%) Manufacturing
15 1 (0.15%) Automotive
15 1 (0.15%) Italian Language
15 1 (0.15%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 285 (42.04%) .NET
2 80 (11.80%) ASP.NET
3 74 (10.91%) HTML
4 70 (10.32%) AngularJS
5 58 (8.55%) .NET Framework
6 45 (6.64%) WPF
7 41 (6.05%) ASP.NET MVC
7 41 (6.05%) HTML5
8 40 (5.90%) Entity Framework
9 37 (5.46%) jQuery
9 37 (5.46%) REST
10 36 (5.31%) WCF
11 35 (5.16%) JSON
12 34 (5.01%) Web Services
13 33 (4.87%) CSS
14 32 (4.72%) XML
15 26 (3.83%) ASP.NET Web API
16 21 (3.10%) KnockoutJS
17 20 (2.95%) Node.js
17 20 (2.95%) React
Miscellaneous
1 55 (8.11%) Analytical Skills
2 39 (5.75%) Greenfield Project
3 28 (4.13%) Fixed Income
4 26 (3.83%) Derivative
5 24 (3.54%) Algorithms
6 23 (3.39%) Hedge funds
7 20 (2.95%) Self-Motivation
8 19 (2.80%) User Experience
9 16 (2.36%) Data Structures
10 12 (1.77%) Computer Science
10 12 (1.77%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 11 (1.62%) Equities
11 11 (1.62%) Fintech
12 10 (1.47%) NHS
13 9 (1.33%) OTC Derivatives
14 7 (1.03%) Reference Data
14 7 (1.03%) Reinsurance
15 6 (0.88%) Client/Server
15 6 (0.88%) Market Risk
15 6 (0.88%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 45 (6.64%) Windows
2 21 (3.10%) Linux
2 21 (3.10%) Unix
3 3 (0.44%) Android
3 3 (0.44%) Windows 10
3 3 (0.44%) Windows Server
4 2 (0.29%) Apple iOS
4 2 (0.29%) CentOS
5 1 (0.15%) Debian
5 1 (0.15%) Nucleus RTOS
5 1 (0.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.15%) Ubuntu
5 1 (0.15%) Windows Embedded Compact
5 1 (0.15%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 191 (28.17%) Agile Software Development
2 155 (22.86%) Business Intelligence
3 114 (16.81%) ETL
4 75 (11.06%) MVC
5 70 (10.32%) Data Modelling
6 64 (9.44%) TDD
7 62 (9.14%) Continuous Integration
8 59 (8.70%) Analytics
9 51 (7.52%) Migration
10 47 (6.93%) Problem-Solving
11 46 (6.78%) Performance Tuning
12 42 (6.19%) Test Automation
12 42 (6.19%) Unit Testing
13 41 (6.05%) Scrum
14 40 (5.90%) DevOps
15 39 (5.75%) OO
15 39 (5.75%) Web Development
16 34 (5.01%) Asset Management
16 34 (5.01%) Kimball Methodology
16 34 (5.01%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 638 (94.10%) SQL
2 296 (43.66%) C#
3 172 (25.37%) T-SQL
4 111 (16.37%) JavaScript
5 63 (9.29%) PL/SQL
6 60 (8.85%) Java
7 53 (7.82%) Python
8 52 (7.67%) VBA
9 43 (6.34%) VB.NET
10 31 (4.57%) R
11 25 (3.69%) PowerShell
12 20 (2.95%) VB
13 16 (2.36%) C++
14 15 (2.21%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
15 13 (1.92%) TypeScript
16 12 (1.77%) PHP
16 12 (1.77%) Shell Script
16 12 (1.77%) VB6
17 10 (1.47%) VBScript
18 7 (1.03%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 31 (4.57%) Degree
2 28 (4.13%) Security Cleared
3 18 (2.65%) SC Cleared
4 5 (0.74%) Computer Science Degree
4 5 (0.74%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (0.59%) Numerate Degree
6 3 (0.44%) MCAD
6 3 (0.44%) MCSD
6 3 (0.44%) MCTS
7 1 (0.15%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.15%) MCSA
7 1 (0.15%) MCSE
7 1 (0.15%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (2.95%) MiFID
2 19 (2.80%) Data Quality
2 19 (2.80%) QA
3 5 (0.74%) GDPR
4 3 (0.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 3 (0.44%) Solvency II
5 1 (0.15%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 1 (0.15%) IFRS
5 1 (0.15%) IFRS 9
5 1 (0.15%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.15%) PMO
5 1 (0.15%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (1.77%) Docker
2 6 (0.88%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.15%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 4 (0.59%) Control-M
2 3 (0.44%) Single Sign-On
2 3 (0.44%) Tivoli
3 2 (0.29%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (0.15%) Ansible
4 1 (0.15%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.15%) Kibana
4 1 (0.15%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 150 (22.12%) Microsoft
2 100 (14.75%) Oracle
3 51 (7.52%) Tableau
4 21 (3.10%) RedGate
5 20 (2.95%) MapR
6 14 (2.06%) SAP
6 14 (2.06%) Sybase
7 9 (1.33%) IBM
7 9 (1.33%) Telerik
8 8 (1.18%) Informatica
8 8 (1.18%) MicroStrategy
9 7 (1.03%) TIBCO
10 6 (0.88%) Charles River
10 6 (0.88%) DevExpress
10 6 (0.88%) Google
10 6 (0.88%) Hortonworks
11 4 (0.59%) Capita
11 4 (0.59%) Perforce
12 3 (0.44%) Cerner
12 3 (0.44%) Teradata