Period
to

The median contractor rate for a SQL Developer was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 2 July 2022.

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
2 Jul 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 340 290 164
Rank change year-on-year -50 -126 +48
Contract jobs requiring a SQL Developer 262 223 267
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.66% 0.81% 1.52%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.71% 0.87% 1.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 199 173 221
10th Percentile £386 £350 £400
25th Percentile £456 £425 £425
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £575 £525
Median % change year-on-year -8.70% +9.52% +8.25%
75th Percentile £625 £638 £575
90th Percentile £740 £675 £663
England median daily rate £500 £450 £463
% change year-on-year +11.11% -2.70% +8.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £42.02 - -
England median hourly rate £42.02 £27.50 £10.81
% change year-on-year +52.80% +154.51% -52.67%

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 36,783 25,694 16,480
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.86% 92.81% 93.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 27,048 18,508 11,928
10th Percentile £375 £350 £313
25th Percentile £475 £425 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £575 £525 £513
Median % change year-on-year +9.52% +2.44% +2.50%
75th Percentile £688 £638 £613
90th Percentile £788 £713 £700
England median daily rate £538 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +7.50% +5.26% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 364 253 194
10th Percentile £16.25 £15.00 £14.26
25th Percentile £22.00 £20.16 £19.00
Median hourly rate £35.00 £32.40 £31.83
Median % change year-on-year +8.02% +1.79% +57.87%
75th Percentile £51.55 £51.00 £47.83
90th Percentile £67.50 £66.35 £62.48
England median hourly rate £24.00 £20.99 £19.80
% change year-on-year +14.34% +6.01% +5.88%

SQL Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for SQL Developer in London

SQL Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing SQL Developer in London.

Daily rate trend for SQL Developer in London

SQL Developer
Daily Rate Histogram in London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing SQL Developer in London over the 6 months to 2 July 2022.

Daily rate histogram for SQL Developer in London

SQL Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing SQL Developer in London.

Hourly rate trend 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 2 July 2022. 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
Jobs
Central London -12 40 £525 +5.00% 16
South London -12 9 £500 -16.67%
West London - 2 - - 3
SQL Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 2 July 2022, SQL Developer contract jobs required the following 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.

1 251 (95.80%) SQL
2 150 (57.25%) SQL Server
3 95 (36.26%) Finance
4 76 (29.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 75 (28.63%) Azure
6 68 (25.95%) .NET
6 68 (25.95%) Business Intelligence
7 65 (24.81%) C#
8 63 (24.05%) Banking
9 61 (23.28%) Agile
10 57 (21.76%) T-SQL
11 52 (19.85%) Python
11 52 (19.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 51 (19.47%) Oracle
13 48 (18.32%) ETL
14 47 (17.94%) Data Warehouse
15 43 (16.41%) Social Skills
16 42 (16.03%) Power Platform
16 42 (16.03%) Power BI
16 42 (16.03%) Microsoft
17 38 (14.50%) Java
17 38 (14.50%) PL/SQL
18 35 (13.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
19 33 (12.60%) DevOps
19 33 (12.60%) Migration
20 30 (11.45%) Data Modelling
21 26 (9.92%) Scrum
21 26 (9.92%) Analytics
22 25 (9.54%) Unix
23 23 (8.78%) HTML

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 9 (3.44%) IIS
2 2 (0.76%) Apache Spark
2 2 (0.76%) Jupyter
2 2 (0.76%) Tomcat
2 2 (0.76%) WebLogic
3 1 (0.38%) Confluence
3 1 (0.38%) Oracle Application Server
3 1 (0.38%) Oracle Workflow
3 1 (0.38%) SAS
Applications
1 13 (4.96%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.38%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.38%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (2.29%) Oracle Utilities
2 2 (0.76%) TIBCO iProcess
3 1 (0.38%) Endur
3 1 (0.38%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.38%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 75 (28.63%) Azure
2 42 (16.03%) Power Platform
3 20 (7.63%) Azure DevOps
4 9 (3.44%) AWS
5 6 (2.29%) Azure Data Factory
5 6 (2.29%) GCP
6 5 (1.91%) Azure Service Bus
6 5 (1.91%) Azure Synapse Analytics
6 5 (1.91%) SaaS
7 4 (1.53%) Azure Active Directory
8 3 (1.15%) Amazon S3
8 3 (1.15%) AWS Lambda
8 3 (1.15%) Azure Logic Apps
8 3 (1.15%) Serverless
9 2 (0.76%) Azure Storage
9 2 (0.76%) Dynamics 365
9 2 (0.76%) Microsoft 365
9 2 (0.76%) PaaS
10 1 (0.38%) GitHub
10 1 (0.38%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.53%) Reverse Proxy
2 1 (0.38%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 150 (57.25%) SQL Server
2 76 (29.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 52 (19.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 47 (17.94%) Data Warehouse
5 42 (16.03%) Power BI
6 35 (13.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 16 (6.11%) Tableau
8 14 (5.34%) Relational Database
9 12 (4.58%) Oracle Database
9 12 (4.58%) RDBMS
10 11 (4.20%) Azure SQL Database
10 11 (4.20%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 10 (3.82%) MS Access
12 9 (3.44%) OLAP
13 8 (3.05%) Oracle Reports
14 7 (2.67%) BigQuery
15 6 (2.29%) DB2
15 6 (2.29%) PostgreSQL
15 6 (2.29%) SQLPlus
16 5 (1.91%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 23 (8.78%) Git (software)
2 16 (6.11%) JIRA
3 8 (3.05%) TeamCity
4 7 (2.67%) Jenkins
5 6 (2.29%) Oracle Forms
5 6 (2.29%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (1.53%) GitLab
6 4 (1.53%) Visual Studio
7 3 (1.15%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 3 (1.15%) CircleCI
7 3 (1.15%) Maven
7 3 (1.15%) Oracle APEX
8 2 (0.76%) Artifactory
8 2 (0.76%) Bitbucket
8 2 (0.76%) Selenium
8 2 (0.76%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 2 (0.76%) Visual Studio Code
9 1 (0.38%) Gradle
9 1 (0.38%) JBehave
9 1 (0.38%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 95 (36.26%) Finance
2 63 (24.05%) Banking
3 43 (16.41%) Social Skills
4 20 (7.63%) Analytical Skills
5 16 (6.11%) Investment Banking
6 14 (5.34%) Front Office
7 10 (3.82%) Public Sector
8 7 (2.67%) Back Office
8 7 (2.67%) Legal
9 5 (1.91%) Financial Institution
10 4 (1.53%) Advertising
10 4 (1.53%) Organisational Skills
10 4 (1.53%) Retail
11 2 (0.76%) Telecoms
12 1 (0.38%) Corporate Banking
12 1 (0.38%) Documentation Skills
12 1 (0.38%) Law
12 1 (0.38%) Marketing
12 1 (0.38%) Presentation Skills
12 1 (0.38%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 68 (25.95%) .NET
2 23 (8.78%) HTML
3 21 (8.02%) ASP.NET
4 19 (7.25%) .NET Framework
5 17 (6.49%) CSS
6 15 (5.73%) Web Services
7 12 (4.58%) .NET Core
7 12 (4.58%) XML
8 10 (3.82%) AngularJS
9 9 (3.44%) REST
9 9 (3.44%) Spring
10 8 (3.05%) ASP.NET Web API
10 8 (3.05%) SOAP
11 6 (2.29%) JSP
11 6 (2.29%) Kafka
12 4 (1.53%) CSS3
12 4 (1.53%) Hibernate
12 4 (1.53%) JSON
12 4 (1.53%) Microsoft Graph
12 4 (1.53%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 12 (4.58%) Reinsurance
2 11 (4.20%) NHS
3 10 (3.82%) Credit Risk
3 10 (3.82%) Derivative
3 10 (3.82%) Fixed Income
3 10 (3.82%) Replication
4 7 (2.67%) Algorithms
5 5 (1.91%) Data Structures
6 3 (1.15%) Data Protection Act
6 3 (1.15%) Hedge funds
6 3 (1.15%) Legacy Systems
6 3 (1.15%) Market Risk
6 3 (1.15%) Virtual Team
7 2 (0.76%) Greenfield Project
7 2 (0.76%) Learning Management System
7 2 (0.76%) Low-Code
7 2 (0.76%) Self-Motivation
7 2 (0.76%) Spread Betting
7 2 (0.76%) SWIFT
8 1 (0.38%) Cloud Native
Operating Systems
1 25 (9.54%) Unix
2 9 (3.44%) Linux
3 7 (2.67%) Windows
4 3 (1.15%) Windows Server
5 2 (0.76%) Mesosphere
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (25.95%) Business Intelligence
2 61 (23.28%) Agile
3 48 (18.32%) ETL
4 33 (12.60%) DevOps
4 33 (12.60%) Migration
5 30 (11.45%) Data Modelling
6 26 (9.92%) Analytics
6 26 (9.92%) Scrum
7 21 (8.02%) CI/CD
8 20 (7.63%) Problem-Solving
9 18 (6.87%) Performance Tuning
9 18 (6.87%) TDD
10 15 (5.73%) Kanban
11 12 (4.58%) Continuous Improvement
11 12 (4.58%) Front End Development
11 12 (4.58%) Regulatory Change
11 12 (4.58%) Unit Testing
12 11 (4.20%) Test Automation
12 11 (4.20%) Workflow
13 10 (3.82%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 251 (95.80%) SQL
2 65 (24.81%) C#
3 57 (21.76%) T-SQL
4 52 (19.85%) Python
5 38 (14.50%) Java
5 38 (14.50%) PL/SQL
6 19 (7.25%) C
7 17 (6.49%) Shell Script
8 16 (6.11%) JavaScript
9 13 (4.96%) PowerShell
10 8 (3.05%) C++
10 8 (3.05%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
10 8 (3.05%) VBA
11 5 (1.91%) R
11 5 (1.91%) Scala
11 5 (1.91%) TypeScript
11 5 (1.91%) VB
11 5 (1.91%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.38%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 14 (5.34%) SC Cleared
1 14 (5.34%) Security Cleared
2 8 (3.05%) Degree
3 6 (2.29%) Computer Science Degree
4 3 (1.15%) Master's Degree
5 2 (0.76%) HNC
5 2 (0.76%) HND
5 2 (0.76%) MCSA
5 2 (0.76%) MCSE
5 2 (0.76%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.38%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.67%) IFRS
2 5 (1.91%) Data Quality
2 5 (1.91%) IFRS 17
3 3 (1.15%) GDPR
3 3 (1.15%) Solvency II
4 2 (0.76%) MiFID
4 2 (0.76%) QA
5 1 (0.38%) EMIR
System Software
1 12 (4.58%) Docker
2 4 (1.53%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.76%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 6 (2.29%) Kubernetes
2 5 (1.91%) Ansible
3 4 (1.53%) MIIS
4 3 (1.15%) Control-M
5 2 (0.76%) Terraform
6 1 (0.38%) Kubeflow
6 1 (0.38%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 51 (19.47%) Oracle
2 42 (16.03%) Microsoft
3 10 (3.82%) Sybase
3 10 (3.82%) VMware
4 4 (1.53%) Databricks
4 4 (1.53%) Google
5 2 (0.76%) AppDynamics
5 2 (0.76%) BMC
5 2 (0.76%) Informatica
5 2 (0.76%) Reuters
5 2 (0.76%) Teradata
5 2 (0.76%) TIBCO
6 1 (0.38%) Alteryx
6 1 (0.38%) Brio
6 1 (0.38%) IBM
6 1 (0.38%) OpenLink
6 1 (0.38%) Splunk
6 1 (0.38%) Symantec
6 1 (0.38%) Vermilion
6 1 (0.38%) Yardi