The median contractor rate for a SQL Server Developer was £281 per day in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 3 months to 28 April 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
3 months to
28 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 130 139 135
Rank change year-on-year +9 -4  
Contract jobs requiring a SQL Server Developer 3 27 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.11% 0.67% 0.57%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.71% 0.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 26 15
Median daily rate £281 £325 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.46% +1.56%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £226 £273 £272
10% offered a daily rate of more than £336 £344 £430
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £363 £325
% change year-on-year -3.44% +11.53%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £60.62 £48.00
% change year-on-year - +26.28%  

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 2631 3800 3654
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 94.00% 94.36% 94.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 1599 2297 1935
Median daily rate £380 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.00% +5.26%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £270 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £545 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £398 £375
% change year-on-year +0.62% +6.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 151 150 224
Median hourly rate £16.50 £18.99 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.08% +8.48%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £47.33 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.70
% change year-on-year - +4.79%  

SQL Server Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

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 3 months to 28 April 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 3 months to 28 April 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
Cheshire +23 2 £281 -13.46% 1
Manchester +5 1 - - 5
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 April 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 6 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (83.33%) SQL
3 4 (66.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (50.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
5 2 (33.33%) Active Directory
5 2 (33.33%) SPSS
5 2 (33.33%) T-SQL
5 2 (33.33%) C#
5 2 (33.33%) ASP.NET
5 2 (33.33%) XML
5 2 (33.33%) Data Mining
5 2 (33.33%) .NET
5 2 (33.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (33.33%) PowerShell
5 2 (33.33%) Visualisation
5 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (33.33%) R
5 2 (33.33%) Data Visualisation
5 2 (33.33%) Tableau
5 2 (33.33%) Infrastructure Management
5 2 (33.33%) Performance Tuning
5 2 (33.33%) Performance Monitoring
5 2 (33.33%) Server Monitoring
5 2 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (33.33%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (33.33%) KNIME
5 2 (33.33%) Power BI

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 2 (33.33%) SPSS
Cloud Services
1 2 (33.33%) Azure Active Directory
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (66.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (50.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (33.33%) Data Mining
4 2 (33.33%) KNIME
4 2 (33.33%) Power BI
4 2 (33.33%) SQL Server 2016
4 2 (33.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2014
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) .NET
1 2 (33.33%) ASP.NET
1 2 (33.33%) XML
2 1 (16.67%) Ajax
2 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET Web Forms
2 1 (16.67%) CSS
2 1 (16.67%) HTML
2 1 (16.67%) jQuery
2 1 (16.67%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (33.33%) Data Visualisation
2 2 (33.33%) Infrastructure Management
2 2 (33.33%) Performance Monitoring
2 2 (33.33%) Performance Tuning
2 2 (33.33%) Server Monitoring
2 2 (33.33%) Visualisation
3 1 (16.67%) ETL
3 1 (16.67%) Migration
3 1 (16.67%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (83.33%) SQL
2 2 (33.33%) C#
2 2 (33.33%) PowerShell
2 2 (33.33%) R
2 2 (33.33%) T-SQL
3 1 (16.67%) JavaScript
3 1 (16.67%) VB.NET
System Software
1 2 (33.33%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (33.33%) Tableau