Period
to 21 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a SQL Server Developer was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 21 November 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.

SQL Server Developer
England > London
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 476 468 385
Rank change year-on-year -8 -83 +60
Contract jobs requiring a SQL Server Developer 158 147 229
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.34% 0.33% 0.49%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.35% 0.34% 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 128 113 196
London median daily rate £500 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £357 £313 £306
90th Percentile £625 £570 £550
England median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
London median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £45.00 - £32.26

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 44629 42675 44230
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.82% 94.99% 95.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 32318 30339 31174
London median daily rate £495 £460 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.61% +2.22% +5.88%
10th Percentile £300 £288 £268
90th Percentile £663 £638 £638
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 553 554 685
London median hourly rate £20.44 £19.77 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.38% +4.04% +8.57%
10th Percentile £12.50 £11.50 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.83 £50.00 £47.83
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year - +2.78% +9.09%

SQL Server Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings that featured SQL Server Developer in the job title as a percentage 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

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL Server Developer in London

SQL Server Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server Developer in London over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SQL Server Developer in London

SQL Server 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 Server Developer in London.

Contractor 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 21 November 2017. 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 -4 23 £438 +15.89% 4
North London - 3 - -
West London -14 2 £450 +20.00% 1
SQL Server Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 21 November 2017, SQL Server Developer 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 Developer in the job title.

1 158 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 89 (56.33%) SQL
3 60 (37.97%) C#
4 57 (36.08%) Finance
5 53 (33.54%) Agile Software Development
6 51 (32.28%) .NET
7 48 (30.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 44 (27.85%) T-SQL
9 42 (26.58%) Microsoft
10 40 (25.32%) ETL
11 39 (24.68%) Banking
12 36 (22.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 35 (22.15%) SQL Server 2012
14 34 (21.52%) SQL Server 2008
14 34 (21.52%) Business Intelligence
15 33 (20.89%) Fixed Income
15 33 (20.89%) Asset Management
16 28 (17.72%) Data Modelling
17 27 (17.09%) Data Warehouse
18 26 (16.46%) Front Office
19 25 (15.82%) Investment Banking
20 24 (15.19%) Unit Testing
20 24 (15.19%) SQL Server 2016
21 22 (13.92%) SDLC
21 22 (13.92%) Performance Tuning
21 22 (13.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
22 20 (12.66%) TeamCity
22 20 (12.66%) Greenfield Project
23 19 (12.03%) Analytical Skills
23 19 (12.03%) Oracle

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 4 (2.53%) WebSphere
2 3 (1.90%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (1.27%) IBM Notes
3 2 (1.27%) Umbraco
4 1 (0.63%) Apache Solr
4 1 (0.63%) Confluence
4 1 (0.63%) Ethereum
4 1 (0.63%) JBoss
4 1 (0.63%) Mule
Applications
1 7 (4.43%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.27%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 8 (5.06%) ION MarketView
2 2 (1.27%) Oracle TCA
3 1 (0.63%) Cognos TM1
3 1 (0.63%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.63%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.63%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.63%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 16 (10.13%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (5.70%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.27%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
4 1 (0.63%) Azure Machine Learning
4 1 (0.63%) IaaS
4 1 (0.63%) npm
4 1 (0.63%) PaaS
4 1 (0.63%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.63%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 158 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 48 (30.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 36 (22.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 35 (22.15%) SQL Server 2012
5 34 (21.52%) SQL Server 2008
6 27 (17.09%) Data Warehouse
7 24 (15.19%) SQL Server 2016
8 22 (13.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 12 (7.59%) OLAP
9 12 (7.59%) QlikView
10 11 (6.96%) SQL Server 2005
10 11 (6.96%) SQL Server 2014
11 6 (3.80%) NoSQL
11 6 (3.80%) OLTP
12 5 (3.16%) Big Data
12 5 (3.16%) Data Lake
12 5 (3.16%) MySQL
12 5 (3.16%) OLAP Cube
12 5 (3.16%) Relational Database
13 3 (1.90%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 20 (12.66%) TeamCity
2 12 (7.59%) Team Foundation Server
3 11 (6.96%) FitNesse
4 10 (6.33%) Subversion
5 9 (5.70%) Octopus Deploy
6 8 (5.06%) Visual Studio
6 8 (5.06%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 4 (2.53%) Git (software)
8 2 (1.27%) Jenkins
8 2 (1.27%) Maven
9 1 (0.63%) FishEye
9 1 (0.63%) Hudson
9 1 (0.63%) JIRA
9 1 (0.63%) jMock
9 1 (0.63%) Karma Test Runner
9 1 (0.63%) NUnit
9 1 (0.63%) Protractor
9 1 (0.63%) Selenium
9 1 (0.63%) SpecFlow
9 1 (0.63%) webpack
General
1 57 (36.08%) Finance
2 39 (24.68%) Banking
3 26 (16.46%) Front Office
4 25 (15.82%) Investment Banking
5 5 (3.16%) Back Office
6 4 (2.53%) Financial Institution
6 4 (2.53%) Marketing
6 4 (2.53%) Retail
7 3 (1.90%) Publishing
8 2 (1.27%) Prime Brokerage
9 1 (0.63%) Automotive
9 1 (0.63%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (32.28%) .NET
2 16 (10.13%) WCF
3 14 (8.86%) .NET Framework
3 14 (8.86%) AngularJS
3 14 (8.86%) ASP.NET
3 14 (8.86%) REST
4 12 (7.59%) Entity Framework
4 12 (7.59%) NHibernate
5 10 (6.33%) HTML
6 8 (5.06%) ASP.NET MVC
6 8 (5.06%) jQuery
6 8 (5.06%) MDX
6 8 (5.06%) Node.js
6 8 (5.06%) Rendezvous
7 7 (4.43%) HTML5
7 7 (4.43%) Kendo UI
7 7 (4.43%) KnockoutJS
7 7 (4.43%) React
7 7 (4.43%) XML
8 5 (3.16%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 33 (20.89%) Fixed Income
2 20 (12.66%) Greenfield Project
3 19 (12.03%) Analytical Skills
4 15 (9.49%) Hedge funds
5 12 (7.59%) Equities
5 12 (7.59%) Fintech
6 9 (5.70%) Data Structures
7 7 (4.43%) Derivative
8 5 (3.16%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 5 (3.16%) SWIFT
9 3 (1.90%) Computer Science
10 2 (1.27%) Linked Data
10 2 (1.27%) Management Information System
10 2 (1.27%) Market Risk
10 2 (1.27%) Reinsurance
10 2 (1.27%) Replication
11 1 (0.63%) Clustering
11 1 (0.63%) PKI
11 1 (0.63%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 9 (5.70%) Windows
2 4 (2.53%) Linux
3 2 (1.27%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (33.54%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (25.32%) ETL
3 34 (21.52%) Business Intelligence
4 33 (20.89%) Asset Management
5 28 (17.72%) Data Modelling
6 24 (15.19%) Unit Testing
7 22 (13.92%) Performance Tuning
7 22 (13.92%) SDLC
8 18 (11.39%) Fund Management
9 17 (10.76%) Analytics
9 17 (10.76%) Continuous Integration
9 17 (10.76%) SOLID
10 16 (10.13%) Test Automation
11 15 (9.49%) Kimball Methodology
12 13 (8.23%) Migration
13 12 (7.59%) Investment Management
14 11 (6.96%) DevOps
14 11 (6.96%) MVC
15 9 (5.70%) Data Migration
15 9 (5.70%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 89 (56.33%) SQL
2 60 (37.97%) C#
3 44 (27.85%) T-SQL
4 18 (11.39%) JavaScript
5 16 (10.13%) Java
6 11 (6.96%) PowerShell
7 9 (5.70%) C++
8 6 (3.80%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
9 4 (2.53%) VBA
10 2 (1.27%) Python
11 1 (0.63%) C
11 1 (0.63%) Perl
11 1 (0.63%) R
11 1 (0.63%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.63%) TypeScript
11 1 (0.63%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.63%) XPath
Qualifications
1 12 (7.59%) Security Cleared
2 9 (5.70%) MCITP
2 9 (5.70%) MCSE
2 9 (5.70%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (3.80%) SC Cleared
4 4 (2.53%) PMP
5 3 (1.90%) CTC Cleared
5 3 (1.90%) Degree
6 2 (1.27%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.80%) Data Quality
1 6 (3.80%) MiFID
2 5 (3.16%) QA
3 3 (1.90%) GAAP
4 2 (1.27%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 3 (1.90%) Docker
2 1 (0.63%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (1.27%) Ansible
1 2 (1.27%) Control-M
2 1 (0.63%) Kubernetes
2 1 (0.63%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.63%) Perfmon
2 1 (0.63%) Puppet
2 1 (0.63%) Terraform
Vendors
1 42 (26.58%) Microsoft
2 19 (12.03%) Oracle
3 13 (8.23%) Bloomberg
3 13 (8.23%) Tableau
4 10 (6.33%) RedGate
4 10 (6.33%) TIBCO
5 8 (5.06%) ION Trading
5 8 (5.06%) Perforce
5 8 (5.06%) Tradeweb
6 7 (4.43%) DevExpress
7 4 (2.53%) Charles River
7 4 (2.53%) Citrix
7 4 (2.53%) Fiserv
7 4 (2.53%) IBM
7 4 (2.53%) Reuters
8 3 (1.90%) Mercator
8 3 (1.90%) Salesforce.com
9 2 (1.27%) Hortonworks
9 2 (1.27%) Lotus
9 2 (1.27%) Sybase