The median contractor rate for a SQL Developer was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 3 months to 25 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 Developer
England / North West
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 81 91 50
Rank change year-on-year +10 -41  
Contract jobs requiring a SQL Developer 54 73 112
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.86% 1.95% 3.01%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.99% 2.05% 3.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 60 80
Median daily rate £350 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £220 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £375 £415
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £338 £325
% change year-on-year +7.40% +3.84%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £27.50 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -16.66%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £35.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year - +6.06%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in the North West. 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
North West
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2718 3555 3523
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 93.72% 94.75% 94.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 1600 2207 2028
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £263 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £525 £521
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 135 132 196
Median hourly rate £17.00 £14.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.24% -9.37%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £43.00 £43.43
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

SQL Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West that featured SQL Developer in the job title.

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 3 months to 25 June 2017.

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 3 months to 25 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
Manchester +9 27 £325 - 19
Cheshire +18 15 £363 +11.53% 9
Lancashire +6 4 £326 +45.00% 5
Merseyside -6 4 £350 +7.69% 4
SQL Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 25 June 2017, SQL 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 North West region featuring SQL Developer in the job title.

1 91 (97.85%) SQL
2 48 (51.61%) SQL Server
3 44 (47.31%) Business Intelligence
4 42 (45.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 33 (35.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 28 (30.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 26 (27.96%) ETL
8 25 (26.88%) T-SQL
9 24 (25.81%) Data Warehouse
9 24 (25.81%) Agile Software Development
10 19 (20.43%) Finance
11 17 (18.28%) .NET
12 15 (16.13%) C#
13 13 (13.98%) Power BI
13 13 (13.98%) Oracle
14 11 (11.83%) Data Modelling
15 10 (10.75%) Microsoft Excel
16 9 (9.68%) ERP
16 9 (9.68%) Microsoft
16 9 (9.68%) Python
16 9 (9.68%) ASP.NET
17 8 (8.60%) SharePoint
17 8 (8.60%) SQL Server 2012
17 8 (8.60%) Data Transformation
18 7 (7.53%) Performance Tuning
18 7 (7.53%) MDX
18 7 (7.53%) Waterfall
18 7 (7.53%) Java
18 7 (7.53%) TDD
19 6 (6.45%) Migration

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 8 (8.60%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.15%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.08%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (1.08%) CMS
3 1 (1.08%) NServiceBus
3 1 (1.08%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 10 (10.75%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (2.15%) MS Visio
2 2 (2.15%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 3 (3.23%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (2.15%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (2.15%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (1.08%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.15%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.08%) DNS
1 1 (1.08%) HTTP
1 1 (1.08%) tcpdump
1 1 (1.08%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (51.61%) SQL Server
2 42 (45.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 33 (35.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 28 (30.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 24 (25.81%) Data Warehouse
6 13 (13.98%) Power BI
7 8 (8.60%) SQL Server 2012
8 6 (6.45%) Relational Database
8 6 (6.45%) SQL Server 2014
9 5 (5.38%) Oracle Database
9 5 (5.38%) Oracle Database 11g
10 4 (4.30%) Oracle Database 10g
10 4 (4.30%) SQL Server 2016
11 3 (3.23%) QlikView
12 2 (2.15%) Data Mining
12 2 (2.15%) DB2
12 2 (2.15%) KNIME
12 2 (2.15%) OLAP Cube
12 2 (2.15%) Oracle Database 12c
12 2 (2.15%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 4 (4.30%) Team Foundation Server
1 4 (4.30%) Visual Studio
2 2 (2.15%) Octopus Deploy
2 2 (2.15%) Oracle Forms
2 2 (2.15%) TeamCity
2 2 (2.15%) Toad
3 1 (1.08%) Cucumber
3 1 (1.08%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.08%) JIRA
3 1 (1.08%) Moq
General
1 19 (20.43%) Finance
2 6 (6.45%) Retail
3 3 (3.23%) Banking
3 3 (3.23%) Marketing
4 2 (2.15%) Investment Banking
4 2 (2.15%) Legal
4 2 (2.15%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.08%) Automotive
5 1 (1.08%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (18.28%) .NET
2 9 (9.68%) ASP.NET
3 7 (7.53%) MDX
4 6 (6.45%) .NET Framework
4 6 (6.45%) Entity Framework
5 5 (5.38%) WCF
5 5 (5.38%) XML
6 4 (4.30%) J2EE
6 4 (4.30%) Web Services
7 3 (3.23%) ASP.NET MVC
7 3 (3.23%) CSS
7 3 (3.23%) RESTful
8 2 (2.15%) ASP.NET Web API
8 2 (2.15%) HTML
8 2 (2.15%) jQuery
8 2 (2.15%) SOAP
8 2 (2.15%) Spring
9 1 (1.08%) Hibernate
9 1 (1.08%) Java EE
9 1 (1.08%) NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 5 (5.38%) Analytical Skills
1 5 (5.38%) Replication
2 3 (3.23%) NHS
3 2 (2.15%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (1.08%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.08%) FMCG
4 1 (1.08%) iPad
4 1 (1.08%) iPhone
4 1 (1.08%) Linux Command Line
4 1 (1.08%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 4 (4.30%) Linux
2 3 (3.23%) Unix
3 2 (2.15%) Solaris
3 2 (2.15%) Windows
4 1 (1.08%) Android
4 1 (1.08%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.08%) Windows Server
4 1 (1.08%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (1.08%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (47.31%) Business Intelligence
2 26 (27.96%) ETL
3 24 (25.81%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (11.83%) Data Modelling
5 9 (9.68%) ERP
6 8 (8.60%) Data Transformation
7 7 (7.53%) Performance Tuning
7 7 (7.53%) TDD
7 7 (7.53%) Waterfall
8 6 (6.45%) Data Cleansing
8 6 (6.45%) Migration
9 5 (5.38%) BDD
9 5 (5.38%) Stakeholder Management
10 4 (4.30%) Continuous Integration
10 4 (4.30%) Data Migration
10 4 (4.30%) High Availability
10 4 (4.30%) MVC
11 3 (3.23%) Infrastructure Management
11 3 (3.23%) OO
11 3 (3.23%) Performance Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 91 (97.85%) SQL
2 25 (26.88%) T-SQL
3 15 (16.13%) C#
4 9 (9.68%) Python
5 7 (7.53%) Java
6 6 (6.45%) PL/SQL
6 6 (6.45%) VB.NET
7 4 (4.30%) JavaScript
7 4 (4.30%) Shell Script
8 2 (2.15%) C
8 2 (2.15%) PowerShell
8 2 (2.15%) R
8 2 (2.15%) VB
9 1 (1.08%) Delphi
9 1 (1.08%) PHP
Qualifications
1 2 (2.15%) Degree
2 1 (1.08%) SC Cleared
2 1 (1.08%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.23%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.08%) QA
System Software
1 2 (2.15%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.08%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 1 (1.08%) Grafana
1 1 (1.08%) Graphite
Vendors
1 13 (13.98%) Oracle
2 9 (9.68%) Microsoft
3 4 (4.30%) SAP
3 4 (4.30%) Tableau
4 2 (2.15%) IBM
5 1 (1.08%) DevExpress
5 1 (1.08%) Perforce