Period
to 23 October 2018

The median contractor rate for a SQL Developer was £413 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 23 October 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 Developer
England > South East
6 months to
23 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 187 145 152
Rank change year-on-year -42 +7 -18
Contract jobs requiring a SQL Developer 222 280 265
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.35% 1.71% 1.57%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.43% 1.81% 1.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 157 247 204
South East median daily rate £413 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £306 £313 £272
90th Percentile £484 £497 £475
England median daily rate £425 £420 £375
% change year-on-year +1.19% +12.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
South East median hourly rate £42.50 £47.50 £43.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.53% +10.47% -4.44%
10th Percentile £41.25 £46.25 £41.50
90th Percentile £43.75 £48.75 £44.50
England median hourly rate £47.50 £43.25 £27.50
% change year-on-year +9.83% +57.27% -26.69%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East. 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
South East
Contract vacancies in the South East with a recognized job title 15,568 15,483 15,880
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.39% 94.65% 94.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,331 9,185 9,498
South East median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +3.90%
10th Percentile £250 £241 £231
90th Percentile £585 £575 £550
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +5.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 653 640 780
South East median hourly rate £20.08 £18.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.53% -5.26% +3.51%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £10.25
90th Percentile £51.00 £48.75 £48.75
England median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £18.50
% change year-on-year -3.74% +1.08% +4.11%

SQL Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings that featured SQL Developer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for SQL Developer in the South East

SQL Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SQL Developer in the South East.

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL Developer in the South East

SQL Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Developer in the South East over the 6 months to 23 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SQL Developer in the South East

SQL Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Developer in the South East.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL Developer in the South East

SQL Developer
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 6 months to 23 October 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
Thames Valley -50 82 £420 +5.00% 28
Surrey -17 39 £450 +7.46% 14
Berkshire -35 33 £425 +6.25% 14
Hampshire 0 31 £400 +12.68% 9
Kent +7 28 £368 +5.00% 6
Oxfordshire -15 28 £420 -1.18% 10
East Sussex -8 23 £400 +17.65% 3
Buckinghamshire +5 21 £333 -8.28% 4
West Sussex -1 13 £395 +16.18% 6
SQL Developer
England

SQL Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 23 October 2018, 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 South East region featuring SQL Developer in the job title.

1 202 (90.99%) SQL
2 126 (56.76%) SQL Server
3 86 (38.74%) C#
4 78 (35.14%) .NET
4 78 (35.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 76 (34.23%) Oracle
6 75 (33.78%) Agile Software Development
7 70 (31.53%) T-SQL
8 59 (26.58%) ETL
9 53 (23.87%) PL/SQL
10 49 (22.07%) Data Warehouse
11 48 (21.62%) JavaScript
12 42 (18.92%) Microsoft
13 41 (18.47%) Web Services
13 41 (18.47%) Team Foundation Server
14 38 (17.12%) .NET Framework
15 37 (16.67%) Oracle Database
16 36 (16.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 36 (16.22%) Migration
17 35 (15.77%) ASP.NET
18 34 (15.32%) XML
19 33 (14.86%) Entity Framework
20 32 (14.41%) HTML
21 30 (13.51%) MVC
21 30 (13.51%) ASP.NET Web API
22 29 (13.06%) TDD
23 28 (12.61%) Relational Database
24 27 (12.16%) AngularJS
24 27 (12.16%) Microsoft Azure
25 26 (11.71%) CSS

SQL Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 13 (5.86%) CMS
2 8 (3.60%) IIS
3 6 (2.70%) BizTalk Server
4 5 (2.25%) SharePoint
5 4 (1.80%) Oracle Application Server
6 3 (1.35%) OpenStack
7 2 (0.90%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 2 (0.90%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (0.90%) Sitecore CMS
8 1 (0.45%) ArcGIS
8 1 (0.45%) Kentico
8 1 (0.45%) LiveCycle
8 1 (0.45%) MQSeries
8 1 (0.45%) WordPress
Applications
1 23 (10.36%) Microsoft Excel
2 11 (4.95%) MS Visio
3 9 (4.05%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.45%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.45%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.45%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (0.90%) SAP ERP
2 1 (0.45%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.45%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 27 (12.16%) Microsoft Azure
2 21 (9.46%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (4.95%) Azure Data Factory
4 5 (2.25%) Google Cloud Platform
5 4 (1.80%) Boomi
6 2 (0.90%) Office 365
6 2 (0.90%) OpenShift
7 1 (0.45%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 2 (0.90%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 126 (56.76%) SQL Server
2 78 (35.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 49 (22.07%) Data Warehouse
4 37 (16.67%) Oracle Database
5 36 (16.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 28 (12.61%) Relational Database
7 20 (9.01%) SQL Server 2012
8 18 (8.11%) SQL Server 2008
9 17 (7.66%) SQL Server 2016
10 14 (6.31%) PostgreSQL
10 14 (6.31%) Power BI
11 12 (5.41%) RDBMS
11 12 (5.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 10 (4.50%) Oracle Reports
12 10 (4.50%) SSDT
13 9 (4.05%) Azure SQL Database
13 9 (4.05%) BusinessObjects
13 9 (4.05%) MySQL
13 9 (4.05%) SQL Server 2014
14 8 (3.60%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 41 (18.47%) Team Foundation Server
2 20 (9.01%) Visual Studio
3 11 (4.95%) ProC
3 11 (4.95%) Subversion
4 10 (4.50%) Git (software)
5 9 (4.05%) JIRA
5 9 (4.05%) PVCS
6 8 (3.60%) TeamCity
7 7 (3.15%) Octopus Deploy
7 7 (3.15%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 6 (2.70%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 5 (2.25%) Oracle Forms
9 5 (2.25%) ReSharper
9 5 (2.25%) Toad
10 4 (1.80%) Visual Studio Team System
11 3 (1.35%) NUnit
12 2 (0.90%) Jenkins
12 2 (0.90%) MSBuild
12 2 (0.90%) XMLUnit
13 1 (0.45%) Bitbucket
General
1 20 (9.01%) Finance
2 8 (3.60%) Advertising
2 8 (3.60%) Banking
3 6 (2.70%) Retail
4 1 (0.45%) Automotive
4 1 (0.45%) Investment Banking
4 1 (0.45%) Law
4 1 (0.45%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 78 (35.14%) .NET
2 41 (18.47%) Web Services
3 38 (17.12%) .NET Framework
4 35 (15.77%) ASP.NET
5 34 (15.32%) XML
6 33 (14.86%) Entity Framework
7 32 (14.41%) HTML
8 30 (13.51%) ASP.NET Web API
9 27 (12.16%) AngularJS
10 26 (11.71%) CSS
11 24 (10.81%) jQuery
12 14 (6.31%) ASP.NET MVC
13 13 (5.86%) Ajax
14 10 (4.50%) JSON
15 9 (4.05%) LINQ
15 9 (4.05%) REST
16 8 (3.60%) LINQ to SQL
16 8 (3.60%) WCF
16 8 (3.60%) XSLT
17 7 (3.15%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 25 (11.26%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (4.05%) Virtual Team
3 5 (2.25%) Greenfield Project
4 4 (1.80%) Data Structures
4 4 (1.80%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (1.80%) Management Information System
4 4 (1.80%) Reference Data
5 2 (0.90%) Algorithms
5 2 (0.90%) Clustering
5 2 (0.90%) Linux Command Line
5 2 (0.90%) Replication
5 2 (0.90%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (0.45%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.45%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.45%) NHS
6 1 (0.45%) N-Tier
6 1 (0.45%) Taxonomies
6 1 (0.45%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 20 (9.01%) Windows
2 11 (4.95%) OpenVMS
3 10 (4.50%) Unix
4 7 (3.15%) Linux
5 5 (2.25%) Windows Server
6 4 (1.80%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (1.80%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (1.35%) VMS
8 2 (0.90%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.45%) Android
9 1 (0.45%) Solaris
9 1 (0.45%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (33.78%) Agile Software Development
2 59 (26.58%) ETL
3 36 (16.22%) Migration
4 30 (13.51%) MVC
5 29 (13.06%) TDD
6 25 (11.26%) Business Intelligence
6 25 (11.26%) Data Migration
7 21 (9.46%) Performance Tuning
7 21 (9.46%) Problem-Solving
8 17 (7.66%) Data Analysis
9 16 (7.21%) Data Transformation
10 14 (6.31%) Data Modelling
11 13 (5.86%) Multithreading
11 13 (5.86%) Scrum
11 13 (5.86%) Unit Testing
12 12 (5.41%) SDLC
13 11 (4.95%) Waterfall
13 11 (4.95%) Web Development
14 10 (4.50%) High Availability
15 9 (4.05%) ETL Development
Programming Languages
1 202 (90.99%) SQL
2 86 (38.74%) C#
3 70 (31.53%) T-SQL
4 53 (23.87%) PL/SQL
5 48 (21.62%) JavaScript
6 16 (7.21%) C
6 16 (7.21%) Java
7 8 (3.60%) Python
8 7 (3.15%) VB
9 5 (2.25%) C++
9 5 (2.25%) Shell Script
10 4 (1.80%) PowerShell
10 4 (1.80%) VBA
11 3 (1.35%) Go
11 3 (1.35%) VBScript
12 2 (0.90%) ABAP
12 2 (0.90%) TypeScript
12 2 (0.90%) XAML
13 1 (0.45%) Fortran
13 1 (0.45%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 10 (4.50%) Security Cleared
2 9 (4.05%) SC Cleared
3 8 (3.60%) Degree
4 2 (0.90%) Numerate Degree
5 1 (0.45%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (5.86%) Data Quality
2 3 (1.35%) GDPR
3 2 (0.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.90%) PMO
3 2 (0.90%) QA
3 2 (0.90%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (1.35%) Apache Flume
1 3 (1.35%) Hyper-V
2 2 (0.90%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.90%) Oracle RAC
2 2 (0.90%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (1.35%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 2 (0.90%) Ansible
2 2 (0.90%) MOM
2 2 (0.90%) Single Sign-On
3 1 (0.45%) Amdocs OSS
Vendors
1 76 (34.23%) Oracle
2 42 (18.92%) Microsoft
3 6 (2.70%) Google
3 6 (2.70%) MicroStrategy
3 6 (2.70%) Talend
3 6 (2.70%) Workday
4 5 (2.25%) Tableau
5 4 (1.80%) Citrix
5 4 (1.80%) Dell
5 4 (1.80%) SAP
5 4 (1.80%) Sitecore
6 3 (1.35%) Vertica
7 2 (0.90%) Adobe
7 2 (0.90%) Cognos
7 2 (0.90%) KANA
7 2 (0.90%) Northgate
7 2 (0.90%) Remedy
7 2 (0.90%) VMware
8 1 (0.45%) Amdocs
8 1 (0.45%) Cramer