Period
to 28 July 2017

The median contractor rate for a SQL Server Developer was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 28 July 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 > North West
6 months to
28 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 193 200 186
Rank change year-on-year +7 -14 -9
Contract jobs requiring a SQL Server Developer 10 37 43
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.17% 0.48% 0.56%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.51% 0.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 35 32
North West median daily rate £350 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% - -
10th Percentile £198 £258 £256
90th Percentile £395 £370 £450
England median daily rate £400 £380 £364
% change year-on-year +5.26% +4.47% +3.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
North West median hourly rate - - £33.00
England median hourly rate - £52.09 £40.50
% change year-on-year - +28.62% +15.71%

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 5409 7277 7295
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 94.33% 94.68% 94.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 3287 4456 4077
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £235 £250 £228
90th Percentile £544 £538 £550
England median daily rate £443 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +4.12% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 281 296 414
North West median hourly rate £21.00 £18.99 £18.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.57% +3.32% +8.13%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.25 £11.00
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.39 £51.75
England median hourly rate £18.10 £19.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -4.74% +8.57% +1.74%

SQL Server Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server Developer in the North West

SQL Server 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 Server Developer in the North West.

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL Server Developer in the North West

SQL Server Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server Developer in the North West over the 6 months to 28 July 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SQL Server Developer in the North West

SQL Server 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 Server Developer in the North West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL Server Developer in the North West

SQL Server 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 Server Developer within the North West region over the 6 months to 28 July 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
Manchester +3 4 £375 +36.36% 4
Cheshire +16 3 £213 -34.62%
Merseyside -6 3 £350 +7.69% 1
SQL Server Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 North West region featuring SQL Server Developer in the job title.

1 10 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 9 (90.00%) SQL
3 6 (60.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (40.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (40.00%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (30.00%) T-SQL
5 3 (30.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (30.00%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (30.00%) SQL Server 2016
6 2 (20.00%) Data Integration
6 2 (20.00%) Power BI
6 2 (20.00%) SQL Server 2014
6 2 (20.00%) .NET
6 2 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (20.00%) Data Quality
6 2 (20.00%) Migration
7 1 (10.00%) WinForms
7 1 (10.00%) MVC
7 1 (10.00%) Validation
7 1 (10.00%) VB
7 1 (10.00%) VB.NET
7 1 (10.00%) Microsoft
7 1 (10.00%) Active Directory
7 1 (10.00%) SPSS
7 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2000
7 1 (10.00%) SAP
7 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET
7 1 (10.00%) Web Services
7 1 (10.00%) XML
7 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Excel

SQL Server 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:

Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (10.00%) SPSS
Cloud Services
1 4 (40.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (10.00%) Azure Active Directory
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 6 (60.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (30.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (30.00%) SQL Server 2016
3 3 (30.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (20.00%) Power BI
4 2 (20.00%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (10.00%) Data Mining
5 1 (10.00%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (10.00%) KNIME
5 1 (10.00%) MS Access
5 1 (10.00%) NoSQL
5 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) AccuRev
1 1 (10.00%) JIRA
General
1 1 (10.00%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (20.00%) .NET
2 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET
2 1 (10.00%) WCF
2 1 (10.00%) Web Services
2 1 (10.00%) WinForms
2 1 (10.00%) WPF
2 1 (10.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (20.00%) Data Integration
2 2 (20.00%) Migration
3 1 (10.00%) Data Analysis
3 1 (10.00%) Data Extraction
3 1 (10.00%) Data Management
3 1 (10.00%) Data Migration
3 1 (10.00%) Data Modelling
3 1 (10.00%) Data Protection
3 1 (10.00%) Data Validation
3 1 (10.00%) Data Visualisation
3 1 (10.00%) E-Commerce
3 1 (10.00%) ERP
3 1 (10.00%) ETL
3 1 (10.00%) Logical Data Model
3 1 (10.00%) MVC
3 1 (10.00%) Systems Analysis
3 1 (10.00%) Validation
3 1 (10.00%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 9 (90.00%) SQL
2 3 (30.00%) T-SQL
3 1 (10.00%) C#
3 1 (10.00%) PowerShell
3 1 (10.00%) R
3 1 (10.00%) VB
3 1 (10.00%) VB.NET
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (20.00%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (10.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (10.00%) SAP
1 1 (10.00%) Tableau