The median contractor rate for a SQL Server Developer was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 3 months to 27 June 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
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 366 372 292
Rank change year-on-year +6 -80  
Contract jobs requiring a SQL Server Developer 58 55 143
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.28% 0.25% 0.62%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.29% 0.27% 0.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 43 113
Median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £382 £328 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £328
% change year-on-year +7.14% +6.87%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £33.00

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 19752 20748 21808
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 94.88% 95.27% 94.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 14071 15056 15231
Median daily rate £500 £463 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.10% +5.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £298 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £601
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 251 228 364
Median hourly rate £19.82 £17.89 £19.61
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.81% -8.78%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.85 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £42.60 £52.17
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.14
% change year-on-year - +8.42%  

SQL Server Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

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 3 months to 27 June 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 3 months to 27 June 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 +7 12 £450 -30.76% 9
Kingston Upon Thames - 2 £355 -
SQL Server Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 27 June 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.

1 119 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 65 (54.62%) SQL
3 53 (44.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 51 (42.86%) C#
5 43 (36.13%) Microsoft
6 38 (31.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 37 (31.09%) Finance
8 32 (26.89%) .NET
9 31 (26.05%) Agile Software Development
10 29 (24.37%) Front Office
11 28 (23.53%) ETL
11 28 (23.53%) Business Intelligence
12 27 (22.69%) T-SQL
12 27 (22.69%) Banking
13 25 (21.01%) SQL Server 2012
14 22 (18.49%) SQL Server 2008
14 22 (18.49%) Data Warehouse
15 20 (16.81%) Asset Management
15 20 (16.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 18 (15.13%) Performance Tuning
17 14 (11.76%) Investment Management
17 14 (11.76%) Oracle
17 14 (11.76%) Fixed Income
18 13 (10.92%) TDD
18 13 (10.92%) Microsoft Certification
19 12 (10.08%) Visual Studio
19 12 (10.08%) SDLC
19 12 (10.08%) Analytical Skills
20 11 (9.24%) PowerShell
20 11 (9.24%) Computer Science

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 2 (1.68%) GeoServer
1 2 (1.68%) Oracle Workflow
2 1 (0.84%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.84%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 8 (6.72%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.68%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 6 (5.04%) ION MarketView
2 1 (0.84%) Cognos TM1
2 1 (0.84%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.84%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.84%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 9 (7.56%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (5.04%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.52%) IP Telephony
2 1 (0.84%) HTTP
2 1 (0.84%) SMTP
2 1 (0.84%) SSH
2 1 (0.84%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 119 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 53 (44.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 38 (31.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 25 (21.01%) SQL Server 2012
5 22 (18.49%) Data Warehouse
5 22 (18.49%) SQL Server 2008
6 20 (16.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 9 (7.56%) QlikView
7 9 (7.56%) SQL Server 2014
7 9 (7.56%) SQL Server 2016
8 5 (4.20%) Data Mart
8 5 (4.20%) Oracle Database
9 4 (3.36%) MS Access
9 4 (3.36%) OLAP
9 4 (3.36%) OLTP
10 3 (2.52%) DTS
10 3 (2.52%) MySQL
10 3 (2.52%) Oracle Database 11g
10 3 (2.52%) Power BI
10 3 (2.52%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 12 (10.08%) Visual Studio
2 11 (9.24%) Subversion
3 9 (7.56%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 8 (6.72%) Team Foundation Server
5 7 (5.88%) TeamCity
6 6 (5.04%) Octopus Deploy
7 5 (4.20%) Git (software)
8 2 (1.68%) WiX
9 1 (0.84%) JIRA
9 1 (0.84%) ReSharper
9 1 (0.84%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 37 (31.09%) Finance
2 29 (24.37%) Front Office
3 27 (22.69%) Banking
4 10 (8.40%) Back Office
5 9 (7.56%) Investment Banking
6 6 (5.04%) Retail
7 3 (2.52%) General Ledger
7 3 (2.52%) Legal
7 3 (2.52%) Telecoms
8 2 (1.68%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.84%) Law
9 1 (0.84%) Publishing
9 1 (0.84%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (26.89%) .NET
2 11 (9.24%) ASP.NET
3 8 (6.72%) Web Services
4 7 (5.88%) WPF
5 6 (5.04%) HTML
5 6 (5.04%) Rendezvous
6 5 (4.20%) AngularJS
6 5 (4.20%) CSS
6 5 (4.20%) WCF
7 4 (3.36%) Entity Framework
7 4 (3.36%) MDX
8 3 (2.52%) .NET Framework
8 3 (2.52%) ASP.NET MVC
8 3 (2.52%) ASP.NET Web API
8 3 (2.52%) XML
9 2 (1.68%) Ajax
9 2 (1.68%) HTML5
9 2 (1.68%) jQuery
10 1 (0.84%) REST
10 1 (0.84%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 14 (11.76%) Fixed Income
2 12 (10.08%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (9.24%) Computer Science
4 9 (7.56%) Derivative
5 7 (5.88%) Data Structures
5 7 (5.88%) Hedge funds
6 5 (4.20%) Greenfield Project
7 4 (3.36%) Algorithms
7 4 (3.36%) Equities
8 3 (2.52%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 2 (1.68%) Replication
10 1 (0.84%) Grid Computing
10 1 (0.84%) Management Information System
10 1 (0.84%) Mobile App
10 1 (0.84%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 4 (3.36%) Windows
2 2 (1.68%) Linux
2 2 (1.68%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (26.05%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (23.53%) Business Intelligence
2 28 (23.53%) ETL
3 20 (16.81%) Asset Management
4 18 (15.13%) Performance Tuning
5 14 (11.76%) Investment Management
6 13 (10.92%) TDD
7 12 (10.08%) SDLC
8 10 (8.40%) Scrum
9 9 (7.56%) Line Management
10 8 (6.72%) Business Analysis
10 8 (6.72%) Data Modelling
10 8 (6.72%) Multithreading
11 6 (5.04%) Analytics
11 6 (5.04%) Electronic Trading
11 6 (5.04%) Low Latency
11 6 (5.04%) Migration
11 6 (5.04%) MVC
11 6 (5.04%) OO
11 6 (5.04%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 65 (54.62%) SQL
2 51 (42.86%) C#
3 27 (22.69%) T-SQL
4 11 (9.24%) Java
4 11 (9.24%) PowerShell
5 10 (8.40%) JavaScript
6 9 (7.56%) VBA
7 6 (5.04%) C++
7 6 (5.04%) PL/SQL
7 6 (5.04%) Python
8 3 (2.52%) C
8 3 (2.52%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
9 1 (0.84%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 13 (10.92%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (6.72%) MCITP
3 7 (5.88%) Computer Science Degree
3 7 (5.88%) Degree
4 6 (5.04%) MCSE
5 2 (1.68%) Master's Degree
5 2 (1.68%) MCTS
5 2 (1.68%) Postgraduate
6 1 (0.84%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.84%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.20%) QA
2 1 (0.84%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (0.84%) Hyper-V
1 1 (0.84%) Platform Symphony
Systems Management
1 2 (1.68%) Control-M
Vendors
1 43 (36.13%) Microsoft
2 14 (11.76%) Oracle
3 10 (8.40%) Tableau
4 9 (7.56%) RedGate
5 8 (6.72%) Bloomberg
6 6 (5.04%) ION Trading
6 6 (5.04%) Perforce
6 6 (5.04%) TIBCO
6 6 (5.04%) Tradeweb
7 4 (3.36%) Sybase
8 3 (2.52%) Xamarin
9 2 (1.68%) FactSet
10 1 (0.84%) Alteryx
10 1 (0.84%) Cognos
10 1 (0.84%) SAP
10 1 (0.84%) ServiceNow
London
Optima Connections
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day Contract £400-450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Devonshire Hayes Recruitment Specialists Ltd
Rate: From £380 to £410 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
TLP Consultancy Ltd.
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 6 days ago