Period
to 9 December 2018

The median contractor rate for a SQL Developer was £363 per day in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 9 December 2018.

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 > North West
6 months to
9 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 112 143 82
Rank change year-on-year +31 -61 +29
Contract jobs requiring a SQL Developer 115 64 161
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.93% 1.14% 2.46%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.04% 1.19% 2.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 52 130
North West median daily rate £363 £350 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.57% +6.06% -4.00%
10th Percentile £270 £257 £220
90th Percentile £450 £438 £394
England median daily rate £430 £420 £375
% change year-on-year +2.38% +12.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
North West median hourly rate - £42.50 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +77.08% -36.02%
England median hourly rate £50.00 £45.00 £33.50
% change year-on-year +11.11% +34.33% -11.84%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West. 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
North West
Contract vacancies in the North West with a recognized job title 5,631 5,375 6,201
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.62% 95.34% 94.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,533 3,402 3,991
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £232 £250 £236
90th Percentile £575 £588 £550
England median daily rate £456 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +1.27% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 338 254 225
North West median hourly rate £19.21 £20.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.94% +14.29% -10.26%
10th Percentile £11.23 £11.25 £10.93
90th Percentile £45.15 £48.75 £44.90
England median hourly rate £18.25 £18.70 £18.00
% change year-on-year -2.41% +3.89% -

SQL Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings that featured SQL Developer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for SQL Developer in the North West

SQL Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL Developer in the North West

SQL Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Developer in the North West over the 6 months to 9 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SQL Developer in the North West

SQL Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Developer in the North West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL Developer in the North West

SQL Developer
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 North West region over the 6 months to 9 December 2018. 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
Manchester +10 64 £363 +3.57% 23
Merseyside +13 22 £383 +17.69% 3
Cheshire +3 17 £375 +20.00% 11
Lancashire -19 10 £298 -30.00% 7
SQL Developer
England

SQL Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 9 December 2018, SQL 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 North West region featuring SQL Developer in the job title.

1 110 (95.65%) SQL
2 59 (51.30%) SQL Server
3 35 (30.43%) .NET
3 35 (30.43%) C#
4 34 (29.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 29 (25.22%) ETL
5 29 (25.22%) Business Intelligence
6 26 (22.61%) T-SQL
7 24 (20.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 24 (20.87%) Microsoft
8 18 (15.65%) Data Warehouse
9 16 (13.91%) MVC
10 15 (13.04%) Finance
10 15 (13.04%) Power BI
10 15 (13.04%) Microsoft Azure
11 14 (12.17%) E-Commerce
11 14 (12.17%) JavaScript
12 12 (10.43%) CRM
12 12 (10.43%) Migration
12 12 (10.43%) Agile Software Development
13 11 (9.57%) VB.NET
13 11 (9.57%) ASP.NET
13 11 (9.57%) Relational Database
14 10 (8.70%) Data Migration
14 10 (8.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 10 (8.70%) VBA
14 10 (8.70%) Law
14 10 (8.70%) Legal
15 9 (7.83%) Dynamics 365
15 9 (7.83%) VB

SQL Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 (3.48%) CMS
2 1 (0.87%) IIS
2 1 (0.87%) JBoss
2 1 (0.87%) Jetty
2 1 (0.87%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (0.87%) Tomcat
Applications
1 8 (6.96%) Microsoft Excel
1 8 (6.96%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 9 (7.83%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.87%) ResourceLink
2 1 (0.87%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 15 (13.04%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (7.83%) Dynamics 365
3 7 (6.09%) Office 365
4 2 (1.74%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (1.74%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (1.74%) Amazon Glacier
4 2 (1.74%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.87%) Azure Data Factory
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.74%) Intranet
2 1 (0.87%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (51.30%) SQL Server
2 34 (29.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 24 (20.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 18 (15.65%) Data Warehouse
5 15 (13.04%) Power BI
6 11 (9.57%) Relational Database
7 10 (8.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 9 (7.83%) Azure SQL Database
9 7 (6.09%) MySQL
9 7 (6.09%) QlikView
10 6 (5.22%) BusinessObjects
11 5 (4.35%) NoSQL
11 5 (4.35%) SQL Server 2000
11 5 (4.35%) SQL Server 2008
12 3 (2.61%) MS Access
12 3 (2.61%) SAP Data Services
12 3 (2.61%) SQL Server 2016
13 2 (1.74%) Amazon Athena
13 2 (1.74%) Amazon Redshift
13 2 (1.74%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 5 (4.35%) Visual Studio
2 3 (2.61%) Git (software)
2 3 (2.61%) JIRA
2 3 (2.61%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (1.74%) AccuRev
3 2 (1.74%) Eclipse
4 1 (0.87%) Gradle
4 1 (0.87%) IntelliJ
4 1 (0.87%) Maven
4 1 (0.87%) Mercurial
4 1 (0.87%) NetBeans
4 1 (0.87%) TeamCity
4 1 (0.87%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 15 (13.04%) Finance
2 10 (8.70%) Law
2 10 (8.70%) Legal
3 8 (6.96%) Banking
4 5 (4.35%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.87%) Billing
5 1 (0.87%) Electronics
5 1 (0.87%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.87%) Marketing
5 1 (0.87%) Multimedia
5 1 (0.87%) Retail Banking
5 1 (0.87%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (30.43%) .NET
2 11 (9.57%) ASP.NET
3 9 (7.83%) AngularJS
4 8 (6.96%) .NET Framework
4 8 (6.96%) HTML
5 7 (6.09%) ASP.NET Web API
5 7 (6.09%) Lucene
6 6 (5.22%) WCF
7 5 (4.35%) CSS
7 5 (4.35%) Entity Framework
7 5 (4.35%) React
7 5 (4.35%) Web Services
8 4 (3.48%) RESTful
9 3 (2.61%) Ninject
9 3 (2.61%) WinForms
9 3 (2.61%) WPF
10 2 (1.74%) JSON
10 2 (1.74%) KnockoutJS
10 2 (1.74%) Middleware
10 2 (1.74%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 7 (6.09%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (5.22%) NHS
3 5 (4.35%) Greenfield Project
4 3 (2.61%) Data Structures
4 3 (2.61%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.74%) Digital TV
6 1 (0.87%) FMCG
6 1 (0.87%) Online Gambling
6 1 (0.87%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 4 (3.48%) Windows
2 2 (1.74%) Windows Server
3 1 (0.87%) Linux
3 1 (0.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (0.87%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (25.22%) Business Intelligence
1 29 (25.22%) ETL
2 16 (13.91%) MVC
3 14 (12.17%) E-Commerce
4 12 (10.43%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (10.43%) CRM
4 12 (10.43%) Migration
5 10 (8.70%) Data Migration
6 8 (6.96%) Analytics
7 7 (6.09%) Problem-Solving
7 7 (6.09%) TDD
8 6 (5.22%) API Development
8 6 (5.22%) Data Analysis
8 6 (5.22%) Data Analytics
8 6 (5.22%) Performance Tuning
9 5 (4.35%) Dependency Injection
10 4 (3.48%) Kanban
10 4 (3.48%) Logistics
10 4 (3.48%) Visualisation
10 4 (3.48%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 110 (95.65%) SQL
2 35 (30.43%) C#
3 26 (22.61%) T-SQL
4 14 (12.17%) JavaScript
5 11 (9.57%) VB.NET
6 10 (8.70%) VBA
7 9 (7.83%) VB
8 5 (4.35%) Java
9 3 (2.61%) Java 8
9 3 (2.61%) PL/SQL
10 2 (1.74%) Bash Shell
10 2 (1.74%) PHP
11 1 (0.87%) COBOL
11 1 (0.87%) Erlang
11 1 (0.87%) F#
11 1 (0.87%) Go
11 1 (0.87%) Haskell
11 1 (0.87%) PowerShell
11 1 (0.87%) Python
11 1 (0.87%) VB6
Qualifications
1 3 (2.61%) Security Cleared
2 2 (1.74%) Degree
2 2 (1.74%) SC Cleared
3 1 (0.87%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (0.87%) DBS Check
3 1 (0.87%) MCSE
3 1 (0.87%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.48%) Data Quality
2 2 (1.74%) GDPR
Vendors
1 24 (20.87%) Microsoft
2 8 (6.96%) Oracle
3 6 (5.22%) SAP
4 5 (4.35%) Tableau
5 1 (0.87%) Cognos
5 1 (0.87%) Dundas
5 1 (0.87%) Intapp
5 1 (0.87%) Micro Focus
5 1 (0.87%) MicroStrategy
5 1 (0.87%) Red Hat
5 1 (0.87%) Sage
5 1 (0.87%) Sybase