Period
to 27 January 2022

The median contractor rate for a SQL Server Developer was £538 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 27 January 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 Server Developer
England > London
6 months to
27 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 547 382 451
Rank change year-on-year -165 +69 +62
Contract jobs requiring a SQL Server Developer 38 26 64
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.10% 0.15% 0.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.16% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 12 46
10th Percentile £400 £301 £325
25th Percentile £463 £320 £403
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £538 £550 £475
Median % change year-on-year -2.27% +15.79% -
75th Percentile £600 £600 £525
90th Percentile £625 - £544
England median daily rate £475 £400 £441
% change year-on-year +18.75% -9.35% +0.86%

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 35,041 16,484 27,841
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.18% 91.94% 93.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 25,528 12,008 20,312
10th Percentile £363 £313 £300
25th Percentile £463 £406 £406
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% - -
75th Percentile £670 £600 £600
90th Percentile £750 £700 £688
England median daily rate £525 £475 £463
% change year-on-year +10.53% +2.70% -0.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 408 136 361
10th Percentile £14.93 £18.25 £12.44
25th Percentile £20.94 £22.52 £16.08
Median hourly rate £35.00 £33.52 £21.00
Median % change year-on-year +4.43% +59.60% +7.69%
75th Percentile £49.25 £52.06 £39.25
90th Percentile £64.00 £64.50 £52.50
England median hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year -6.67% +25.00% -

SQL Server Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server Developer in London

SQL Server Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Daily rate trend for SQL Server Developer in London

SQL Server Developer
Daily Rate Histogram in London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing SQL Server Developer in London over the 6 months to 27 January 2022.

Daily rate histogram for SQL Server Developer in London

SQL Server Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Hourly rate trend for SQL Server Developer in London

SQL Server 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 Server Developer within the London region over the 6 months to 27 January 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 -49 8 £468 -10.86% 1
SQL Server Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 27 January 2022, SQL Server 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 Server Developer in the job title.

1 38 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 23 (60.53%) SQL
3 15 (39.47%) Finance
3 15 (39.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 14 (36.84%) T-SQL
5 12 (31.58%) C#
5 12 (31.58%) Business Intelligence
5 12 (31.58%) Microsoft
6 11 (28.95%) .NET
6 11 (28.95%) DevOps
7 9 (23.68%) ETL
8 8 (21.05%) Data Warehouse
8 8 (21.05%) Banking
8 8 (21.05%) Azure
9 7 (18.42%) Problem-Solving
9 7 (18.42%) Social Skills
9 7 (18.42%) Agile Software Development
10 6 (15.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 6 (15.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 6 (15.79%) Windows
11 5 (13.16%) AWS
11 5 (13.16%) CI/CD
11 5 (13.16%) Git (software)
11 5 (13.16%) Asset Management
12 4 (10.53%) Unit Testing
12 4 (10.53%) Migration
12 4 (10.53%) Active Directory
12 4 (10.53%) Control-M
12 4 (10.53%) Data Modelling
12 4 (10.53%) Re-Platforming

SQL Server 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 1 (2.63%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 2 (5.26%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (2.63%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (5.26%) Markit EDM
2 1 (2.63%) SimCorp Dimension
Cloud Services
1 8 (21.05%) Azure
2 5 (13.16%) AWS
3 4 (10.53%) Power Platform
4 2 (5.26%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (2.63%) GitHub
5 1 (2.63%) Snowflake
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 15 (39.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 8 (21.05%) Data Warehouse
4 6 (15.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 6 (15.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (10.53%) Power BI
6 3 (7.89%) NoSQL
6 3 (7.89%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (7.89%) Tableau
7 2 (5.26%) RDBMS
7 2 (5.26%) Relational Database
7 2 (5.26%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (2.63%) Informix
8 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 1 (2.63%) OLAP
8 1 (2.63%) OLAP Cube
8 1 (2.63%) OLTP
8 1 (2.63%) SQL Server 2017
Development Applications
1 5 (13.16%) Git (software)
2 3 (7.89%) Artifactory
2 3 (7.89%) Bitbucket
2 3 (7.89%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (7.89%) Visual Studio
3 2 (5.26%) Jenkins
3 2 (5.26%) Subversion
3 2 (5.26%) TeamCity
4 1 (2.63%) MSBuild
4 1 (2.63%) MSTest
4 1 (2.63%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (2.63%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 15 (39.47%) Finance
2 8 (21.05%) Banking
3 7 (18.42%) Social Skills
4 2 (5.26%) Front Office
4 2 (5.26%) Investment Banking
4 2 (5.26%) Manufacturing
4 2 (5.26%) Marketing
4 2 (5.26%) Public Sector
5 1 (2.63%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.63%) Back Office
5 1 (2.63%) Electronics
5 1 (2.63%) Financial Institution
5 1 (2.63%) Presentation Skills
5 1 (2.63%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (28.95%) .NET
2 4 (10.53%) AngularJS
3 3 (7.89%) .NET Core
3 3 (7.89%) .NET Framework
3 3 (7.89%) ASP.NET
3 3 (7.89%) HTML
3 3 (7.89%) JSON
4 2 (5.26%) FIX Protocol
4 2 (5.26%) HTML5
4 2 (5.26%) MDX
4 2 (5.26%) XML
5 1 (2.63%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (2.63%) CSS
5 1 (2.63%) Entity Framework
5 1 (2.63%) RabbitMQ
5 1 (2.63%) Rendezvous
5 1 (2.63%) RESTful
5 1 (2.63%) WCF
5 1 (2.63%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.89%) Fixed Income
1 3 (7.89%) Management Information System
1 3 (7.89%) Reinsurance
1 3 (7.89%) Replication
2 1 (2.63%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (2.63%) Equities
2 1 (2.63%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 6 (15.79%) Windows
2 2 (5.26%) Windows 10
2 2 (5.26%) Windows Server
3 1 (2.63%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (31.58%) Business Intelligence
2 11 (28.95%) DevOps
3 9 (23.68%) ETL
4 7 (18.42%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (18.42%) Problem-Solving
5 5 (13.16%) Asset Management
5 5 (13.16%) CI/CD
6 4 (10.53%) Data Modelling
6 4 (10.53%) Migration
6 4 (10.53%) Performance Analysis
6 4 (10.53%) Re-Platforming
6 4 (10.53%) Unit Testing
7 3 (7.89%) Analytics
7 3 (7.89%) Investment Management
7 3 (7.89%) Workflow
8 2 (5.26%) Data Analysis
8 2 (5.26%) Data Management
8 2 (5.26%) Software Engineering
8 2 (5.26%) TDD
8 2 (5.26%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 23 (60.53%) SQL
2 14 (36.84%) T-SQL
3 12 (31.58%) C#
4 3 (7.89%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
5 2 (5.26%) JavaScript
5 2 (5.26%) PowerShell
5 2 (5.26%) Python
5 2 (5.26%) VBA
6 1 (2.63%) C++
6 1 (2.63%) PL/SQL
6 1 (2.63%) VB
6 1 (2.63%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1 (2.63%) SC Cleared
1 1 (2.63%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.63%) Accessibility
1 1 (2.63%) EMIR
1 1 (2.63%) MiFID
System Software
1 4 (10.53%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.63%) Docker
2 1 (2.63%) GridGain
Systems Management
1 4 (10.53%) Control-M
2 3 (7.89%) Terraform
3 2 (5.26%) Ansible
Vendors
1 12 (31.58%) Microsoft
2 2 (5.26%) Anaplan
2 2 (5.26%) BMC
2 2 (5.26%) Oracle
2 2 (5.26%) Reuters
2 2 (5.26%) VMware
3 1 (2.63%) Alteryx
3 1 (2.63%) Charles River
3 1 (2.63%) Sage
3 1 (2.63%) SAP
3 1 (2.63%) SimCorp
3 1 (2.63%) TIBCO