Period
to 21 February 2019

The median contractor rate for a SQL Developer was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 21 February 2019.

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
21 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 116 123 113
Rank change year-on-year +7 -10 +2
Contract jobs requiring a SQL Developer 103 77 104
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.79% 1.43% 1.76%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.90% 1.50% 1.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 65 81
North West median daily rate £375 £350 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +3.70% +3.85%
10th Percentile £270 £259 £268
90th Percentile £450 £438 £400
England median daily rate £425 £413 £375
% change year-on-year +3.03% +10.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
North West median hourly rate - £50.00 £55.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -9.09% +17.02%
England median hourly rate £52.50 £47.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +10.53% +26.67% -18.48%

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 5,433 5,121 5,603
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.67% 95.17% 94.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,438 3,258 3,584
North West median daily rate £413 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% - -
10th Percentile £250 £228 £225
90th Percentile £600 £594 £575
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 294 285 245
North West median hourly rate £20.50 £18.04 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.64% +0.22% -16.28%
10th Percentile £12.91 £11.25 £11.00
90th Percentile £47.10 £53.00 £48.75
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.70 £18.50
% change year-on-year - +1.08% -

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 21 February 2019.

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 21 February 2019. 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 -2 50 £375 +7.14% 35
Lancashire -10 21 £375 - 7
Merseyside +1 20 £383 +17.69% 1
Cheshire -5 9 £400 +24.03% 9
SQL Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 21 February 2019, 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.

1 100 (97.09%) SQL
2 45 (43.69%) SQL Server
3 36 (34.95%) Business Intelligence
4 34 (33.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 33 (32.04%) C#
6 32 (31.07%) .NET
7 26 (25.24%) ETL
8 23 (22.33%) Microsoft
9 21 (20.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 19 (18.45%) Power BI
11 17 (16.50%) Finance
12 16 (15.53%) VB.NET
13 15 (14.56%) T-SQL
13 15 (14.56%) E-Commerce
13 15 (14.56%) Migration
14 14 (13.59%) Agile Software Development
15 13 (12.62%) Data Migration
16 12 (11.65%) Data Warehouse
17 11 (10.68%) MVC
17 11 (10.68%) Oracle
17 11 (10.68%) Microsoft Azure
18 10 (9.71%) Dynamics CRM
18 10 (9.71%) Analytics
18 10 (9.71%) CRM
18 10 (9.71%) ASP.NET
18 10 (9.71%) VBA
19 9 (8.74%) Dynamics 365
19 9 (8.74%) Relational Database
19 9 (8.74%) Azure SQL Database
20 8 (7.77%) SQL Server Analysis Services

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 3 (2.91%) SharePoint
1 3 (2.91%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (0.97%) JBoss
2 1 (0.97%) Jetty
2 1 (0.97%) Tomcat
Applications
1 7 (6.80%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (5.83%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 10 (9.71%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (2.91%) SystmOne
3 2 (1.94%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 11 (10.68%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (8.74%) Dynamics 365
3 7 (6.80%) Office 365
4 2 (1.94%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (1.94%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (1.94%) Amazon Glacier
4 2 (1.94%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.97%) Azure Data Factory
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.97%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (43.69%) SQL Server
2 34 (33.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 21 (20.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 19 (18.45%) Power BI
5 12 (11.65%) Data Warehouse
6 9 (8.74%) Azure SQL Database
6 9 (8.74%) Relational Database
7 8 (7.77%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 7 (6.80%) MySQL
9 6 (5.83%) NoSQL
9 6 (5.83%) SQL Server 2000
10 5 (4.85%) BusinessObjects
11 4 (3.88%) Star Schema
12 3 (2.91%) PerformancePoint
12 3 (2.91%) QlikView
12 3 (2.91%) SQL Server 2012
13 2 (1.94%) Amazon Athena
13 2 (1.94%) Amazon Redshift
13 2 (1.94%) Oracle Reports
13 2 (1.94%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 4 (3.88%) JIRA
2 3 (2.91%) Visual Studio
3 2 (1.94%) AccuRev
3 2 (1.94%) Eclipse
4 1 (0.97%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.97%) Gradle
4 1 (0.97%) IntelliJ
4 1 (0.97%) Maven
4 1 (0.97%) Mercurial
4 1 (0.97%) NetBeans
4 1 (0.97%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (0.97%) TeamCity
General
1 17 (16.50%) Finance
2 7 (6.80%) Banking
3 3 (2.91%) Law
4 2 (1.94%) Investment Banking
4 2 (1.94%) Marketing
4 2 (1.94%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.97%) Back Office
5 1 (0.97%) Billing
5 1 (0.97%) Electronics
5 1 (0.97%) Legal
5 1 (0.97%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.97%) Retail
5 1 (0.97%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (31.07%) .NET
2 10 (9.71%) ASP.NET
3 7 (6.80%) Lucene
4 6 (5.83%) CSS
5 5 (4.85%) .NET Framework
5 5 (4.85%) HTML
6 4 (3.88%) MDX
6 4 (3.88%) RESTful
6 4 (3.88%) WCF
6 4 (3.88%) WPF
7 3 (2.91%) WinForms
8 2 (1.94%) JSON
8 2 (1.94%) SOAP
8 2 (1.94%) Web Services
9 1 (0.97%) Classic ASP
9 1 (0.97%) Java EE
9 1 (0.97%) JMS
9 1 (0.97%) JSP
9 1 (0.97%) Middleware
9 1 (0.97%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (6.80%) Analytical Skills
1 7 (6.80%) NHS
2 4 (3.88%) Self-Motivation
3 3 (2.91%) Greenfield Project
4 2 (1.94%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.97%) Data Structures
5 1 (0.97%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 1 (0.97%) Linux
1 1 (0.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 1 (0.97%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (34.95%) Business Intelligence
2 26 (25.24%) ETL
3 15 (14.56%) E-Commerce
3 15 (14.56%) Migration
4 14 (13.59%) Agile Software Development
5 13 (12.62%) Data Migration
6 11 (10.68%) MVC
7 10 (9.71%) Analytics
7 10 (9.71%) CRM
8 8 (7.77%) Data Analysis
8 8 (7.77%) Web Development
9 6 (5.83%) API Development
9 6 (5.83%) Performance Tuning
9 6 (5.83%) Problem-Solving
10 5 (4.85%) Data Analytics
10 5 (4.85%) Visualisation
11 4 (3.88%) Dimensional Modelling
11 4 (3.88%) High Availability
12 3 (2.91%) Data Management
12 3 (2.91%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 100 (97.09%) SQL
2 33 (32.04%) C#
3 16 (15.53%) VB.NET
4 15 (14.56%) T-SQL
5 10 (9.71%) VBA
6 7 (6.80%) JavaScript
7 6 (5.83%) PL/SQL
7 6 (5.83%) VB
8 4 (3.88%) Java
9 2 (1.94%) Bash Shell
9 2 (1.94%) Java 8
10 1 (0.97%) COBOL
10 1 (0.97%) VB6
Qualifications
1 4 (3.88%) Security Cleared
2 3 (2.91%) Degree
3 2 (1.94%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.97%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (0.97%) DBS Check
4 1 (0.97%) MCSE
4 1 (0.97%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.88%) Data Quality
2 3 (2.91%) IFRS
Vendors
1 23 (22.33%) Microsoft
2 11 (10.68%) Oracle
3 5 (4.85%) Tableau
4 4 (3.88%) SAP
5 1 (0.97%) Cognos
5 1 (0.97%) Dundas
5 1 (0.97%) Micro Focus
5 1 (0.97%) MicroStrategy
5 1 (0.97%) Red Hat
5 1 (0.97%) Virgin Media