Period
to 24 January 2018

The median contractor rate for a SQL Server Developer was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 24 January 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 Server Developer
England > North West
6 months to
24 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 187 185 219
Rank change year-on-year -2 +34 -52
Contract jobs requiring a SQL Server Developer 14 21 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.26% 0.34% 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.27% 0.36% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 19 11
North West median daily rate £375 £338 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -3.57% +9.38%
10th Percentile £263 £300 £263
90th Percentile £406 £372 £450
England median daily rate £388 £363 £375
% change year-on-year +6.90% -3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £45.00 - £60.62

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 5,192 5,783 7,849
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.62% 94.35% 94.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,312 3,718 4,733
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £234 £235 £225
90th Percentile £594 £575 £560
England median daily rate £450 £425 £415
% change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 269 221 391
North West median hourly rate £17.74 £17.00 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.35% -20.93% +30.30%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.50 £47.71
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £18.50

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 24 January 2018.

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 24 January 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 +9 10 £388 +14.81% 2
Lancashire +8 3 £375 +4.17%
Merseyside +9 1 £325 -10.34%
SQL Server Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 January 2018, SQL Server 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 Server Developer in the job title.

1 14 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 10 (71.43%) C#
3 9 (64.29%) .NET
4 7 (50.00%) SQL
4 7 (50.00%) ASP.NET
4 7 (50.00%) MVC
5 6 (42.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 6 (42.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 6 (42.86%) WPF
6 5 (35.71%) jQuery
6 5 (35.71%) ASP.NET MVC
6 5 (35.71%) AngularJS
6 5 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (35.71%) TDD
6 5 (35.71%) CSS
6 5 (35.71%) T-SQL
6 5 (35.71%) HTML
6 5 (35.71%) JavaScript
7 3 (21.43%) VB
7 3 (21.43%) SQL Server 2000
7 3 (21.43%) ASP.NET MVC 5
7 3 (21.43%) Web Application Development
7 3 (21.43%) SQL Server 2014
7 3 (21.43%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 3 (21.43%) KnockoutJS
7 3 (21.43%) Kanban
7 3 (21.43%) BDD
8 2 (14.29%) NoSQL
8 2 (14.29%) CSS3
8 2 (14.29%) AccuRev

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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (14.29%) IIS
1 2 (14.29%) SharePoint
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 6 (42.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 6 (42.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (21.43%) SQL Server 2000
3 3 (21.43%) SQL Server 2014
4 2 (14.29%) MySQL
4 2 (14.29%) NoSQL
4 2 (14.29%) SQL Server 2016
5 1 (7.14%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (7.14%) DTS
5 1 (7.14%) Relational Database
5 1 (7.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 2 (14.29%) AccuRev
1 2 (14.29%) JIRA
2 1 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (7.14%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (14.29%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (64.29%) .NET
2 7 (50.00%) ASP.NET
3 6 (42.86%) WPF
4 5 (35.71%) AngularJS
4 5 (35.71%) ASP.NET MVC
4 5 (35.71%) CSS
4 5 (35.71%) HTML
4 5 (35.71%) jQuery
5 3 (21.43%) ASP.NET MVC 5
5 3 (21.43%) KnockoutJS
5 3 (21.43%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 2 (14.29%) ASP.NET Web API
6 2 (14.29%) CSS3
6 2 (14.29%) HTML5
6 2 (14.29%) Silverlight
6 2 (14.29%) WCF
6 2 (14.29%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.14%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (50.00%) MVC
2 5 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (35.71%) TDD
3 3 (21.43%) BDD
3 3 (21.43%) Kanban
3 3 (21.43%) Web Application Development
4 2 (14.29%) B2B
4 2 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (14.29%) Database Security
4 2 (14.29%) E-Commerce
4 2 (14.29%) Migration
4 2 (14.29%) Web Development
5 1 (7.14%) BCP
5 1 (7.14%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 10 (71.43%) C#
2 7 (50.00%) SQL
3 5 (35.71%) JavaScript
3 5 (35.71%) T-SQL
4 3 (21.43%) VB
5 1 (7.14%) VB6