The median contractor rate for a SQL Server Consultant was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 3 months to 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
SQL Server Consultant
England / London
Rank 401 430 403
Rank change year-on-year +29 -27  
Contract jobs requiring a SQL Server Consultant 5 10 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.026% 0.045% 0.081%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.027% 0.048% 0.085%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 7 12
Median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% +5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £380 £358
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £550 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £431 £413 £425
% change year-on-year +4.54% -2.94%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in London. 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
London
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 18466 21022 19969
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 94.85% 95.00% 94.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 13132 15064 13780
Median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £301 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 242 284 366
Median hourly rate £23.00 £17.00 £19.14
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +35.29% -11.15%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.70 £11.50 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £43.55 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.22
% change year-on-year -12.50% +16.14%  

SQL Server Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London that featured SQL Server Consultant in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server Consultant in London

SQL Server Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL Server Consultant in London

SQL Server Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server Consultant in London over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SQL Server Consultant in London

SQL Server Consultant
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL Server Consultant in London

SQL Server Consultant
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 Server Consultant within the London region over the 3 months to 25 March 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
City of London +5 3 £388 -20.51%
SQL Server Consultant
England

SQL Server Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 25 March 2017, SQL Server Consultant 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 London region featuring SQL Server Consultant in the job title.

1 11 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 6 (54.55%) SQL
2 6 (54.55%) Business Intelligence
2 6 (54.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (45.45%) Microsoft
3 5 (45.45%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (36.36%) Power BI
4 4 (36.36%) Tableau
4 4 (36.36%) Migration
4 4 (36.36%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (27.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (27.27%) Analytics
5 3 (27.27%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (18.18%) Azure SQL Database
6 2 (18.18%) SQL Server 2016
6 2 (18.18%) Kimball Methodology
6 2 (18.18%) .NET
6 2 (18.18%) Oracle
6 2 (18.18%) Data Modelling
6 2 (18.18%) Windows
6 2 (18.18%) Alteryx
6 2 (18.18%) Data Management
6 2 (18.18%) QlikView
6 2 (18.18%) Release Management
6 2 (18.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (18.18%) Data Migration
7 1 (9.09%) Data Integration
7 1 (9.09%) SC Cleared
7 1 (9.09%) Security Cleared
7 1 (9.09%) PowerShell

SQL Server Consultant Skill Set
Top Related 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 1 (9.09%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (9.09%) MS Excel
1 1 (9.09%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (45.45%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (9.09%) Azure Active Directory
2 1 (9.09%) Data Lake Analytics
2 1 (9.09%) IaaS
2 1 (9.09%) Office 365
2 1 (9.09%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (9.09%) DNS
1 1 (9.09%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 6 (54.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (36.36%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (36.36%) Power BI
4 3 (27.27%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (27.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (18.18%) Azure SQL Database
5 2 (18.18%) QlikView
5 2 (18.18%) SQL Server 2016
5 2 (18.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (9.09%) Data Lake
6 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 1 (9.09%) OLAP
6 1 (9.09%) RDBMS
6 1 (9.09%) Relational Database
6 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (9.09%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (9.09%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (18.18%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Data Centre
1 1 (9.09%) Mobile App
1 1 (9.09%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 2 (18.18%) Windows
2 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (54.55%) Business Intelligence
2 4 (36.36%) Migration
3 3 (27.27%) Analytics
4 2 (18.18%) Data Management
4 2 (18.18%) Data Migration
4 2 (18.18%) Data Modelling
4 2 (18.18%) Kimball Methodology
4 2 (18.18%) Release Management
5 1 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (9.09%) CRM
5 1 (9.09%) Data Analytics
5 1 (9.09%) Data Integration
5 1 (9.09%) ERP
5 1 (9.09%) High Availability
5 1 (9.09%) Integration Testing
5 1 (9.09%) Master Data Management
5 1 (9.09%) Scrum
5 1 (9.09%) Technical Architecture
5 1 (9.09%) Visualisation
5 1 (9.09%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 6 (54.55%) SQL
2 1 (9.09%) C#
2 1 (9.09%) PowerShell
2 1 (9.09%) Python
2 1 (9.09%) R
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) SC Cleared
1 1 (9.09%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (9.09%) Active Directory
1 1 (9.09%) Virtual Machines
Vendors
1 5 (45.45%) Microsoft
2 4 (36.36%) Tableau
3 2 (18.18%) Alteryx
3 2 (18.18%) Oracle
4 1 (9.09%) SAP