Period
to 25 June 2019

The median contractor rate for a SQL Developer was £388 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 25 June 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 > South East
6 months to
25 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 203 202 134
Rank change year-on-year -1 -68 +19
Contract jobs requiring a SQL Developer 165 178 268
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.12% 1.07% 1.73%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.18% 1.13% 1.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 130 130 213
South East median daily rate £388 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.13% +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £263 £313 £313
90th Percentile £488 £475 £550
England median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
South East median hourly rate - £32.50 £43.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -24.42% -6.52%
England median hourly rate £28.92 £42.50 £41.50
% change year-on-year -31.96% +2.41% -6.29%

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 13,991 15,707 14,649
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.96% 94.55% 94.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,347 9,227 8,429
South East median daily rate £445 £425 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.71% +4.94% +1.25%
10th Percentile £256 £260 £248
90th Percentile £600 £578 £550
England median daily rate £475 £450 £438
% change year-on-year +5.56% +2.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 613 658 689
South East median hourly rate £22.50 £18.06 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +24.62% +3.17% -12.95%
10th Percentile £11.19 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £54.75 £51.00 £47.50
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.70 £18.70
% change year-on-year +6.95% - -4.64%

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 25 June 2019.

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 25 June 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
Thames Valley -21 55 £363 -6.45% 16
Surrey +38 41 £375 -11.76% 12
Kent +7 28 £388 -3.13% 8
Buckinghamshire +12 27 £299 -8.08% 6
Berkshire -27 18 £400 - 5
West Sussex +22 17 £405 +19.12% 5
Hampshire -11 11 £438 +2.94% 6
Oxfordshire +16 10 £450 +2.86% 5
East Sussex -20 8 £430 +14.67% 1
SQL Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 South East region featuring SQL Developer in the job title.

1 147 (89.09%) SQL
2 101 (61.21%) SQL Server
3 78 (47.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 56 (33.94%) Agile Software Development
5 52 (31.52%) C#
6 50 (30.30%) T-SQL
6 50 (30.30%) .NET
7 45 (27.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 42 (25.45%) Oracle
8 42 (25.45%) Power Platform
9 41 (24.85%) Power BI
9 41 (24.85%) Business Intelligence
10 38 (23.03%) ETL
11 37 (22.42%) Data Warehouse
11 37 (22.42%) Microsoft
12 30 (18.18%) Microsoft Azure
13 26 (15.76%) Finance
13 26 (15.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 25 (15.15%) PL/SQL
15 24 (14.55%) SQL Server 2012
16 21 (12.73%) Java
17 20 (12.12%) VB
17 20 (12.12%) ASP.NET
17 20 (12.12%) Data Modelling
17 20 (12.12%) Relational Database
18 19 (11.52%) Problem-Solving
18 19 (11.52%) JavaScript
19 18 (10.91%) XML
19 18 (10.91%) Migration
19 18 (10.91%) DevOps

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 9 (5.45%) SharePoint
2 7 (4.24%) Confluence
3 4 (2.42%) CMS
4 3 (1.82%) Apache
4 3 (1.82%) Apache Spark
4 3 (1.82%) ColdFusion
4 3 (1.82%) Jetty
5 2 (1.21%) ArcGIS
6 1 (0.61%) IIS
6 1 (0.61%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (1.21%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.21%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.61%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 42 (25.45%) Power Platform
2 30 (18.18%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (7.88%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (3.64%) Google Cloud Platform
5 4 (2.42%) Azure Data Factory
6 3 (1.82%) Datadog
7 2 (1.21%) AWS Lambda
7 2 (1.21%) PaaS
7 2 (1.21%) SaaS
7 2 (1.21%) Serverless
8 1 (0.61%) Azure Stack
8 1 (0.61%) Dynamics 365
8 1 (0.61%) GitHub
8 1 (0.61%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.64%) HTTP
2 3 (1.82%) DNS
2 3 (1.82%) FTP
3 1 (0.61%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 101 (61.21%) SQL Server
2 78 (47.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 45 (27.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 41 (24.85%) Power BI
5 37 (22.42%) Data Warehouse
6 26 (15.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 24 (14.55%) SQL Server 2012
8 20 (12.12%) Relational Database
9 14 (8.48%) MySQL
10 13 (7.88%) Oracle Reports
11 11 (6.67%) SQL Server 2014
12 10 (6.06%) OLAP
12 10 (6.06%) Oracle Database
13 9 (5.45%) SQL Server 2016
14 8 (4.85%) Big Data
14 8 (4.85%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
14 8 (4.85%) Hadoop
15 7 (4.24%) Azure SQL Database
16 6 (3.64%) Apache Hive
16 6 (3.64%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 17 (10.30%) Git (software)
2 12 (7.27%) Team Foundation Server
3 9 (5.45%) JIRA
4 8 (4.85%) Oracle Forms
5 7 (4.24%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 5 (3.03%) Visual Studio
7 4 (2.42%) ProC
7 4 (2.42%) PVCS
8 3 (1.82%) GoCD
8 3 (1.82%) Gradle
8 3 (1.82%) IntelliJ
8 3 (1.82%) Jenkins
8 3 (1.82%) Maven
8 3 (1.82%) TeamCity
8 3 (1.82%) Visual Studio Team System
9 2 (1.21%) ReSharper
10 1 (0.61%) MSTest
10 1 (0.61%) NUnit
10 1 (0.61%) Subversion
10 1 (0.61%) Toad
General
1 26 (15.76%) Finance
2 1 (0.61%) Advertising
2 1 (0.61%) Automotive
2 1 (0.61%) Retail
2 1 (0.61%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (30.30%) .NET
2 20 (12.12%) ASP.NET
3 18 (10.91%) XML
4 14 (8.48%) HTML
5 13 (7.88%) .NET Framework
5 13 (7.88%) Entity Framework
5 13 (7.88%) Web Services
6 12 (7.27%) .NET Core
7 11 (6.67%) CSS
8 10 (6.06%) AngularJS
9 9 (5.45%) ASP.NET Web API
9 9 (5.45%) jQuery
10 8 (4.85%) ASP.NET MVC
10 8 (4.85%) REST
10 8 (4.85%) RESTful
10 8 (4.85%) WCF
11 7 (4.24%) JSON
12 5 (3.03%) Kafka
12 5 (3.03%) Spring
12 5 (3.03%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 14 (8.48%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (4.85%) Algorithms
2 8 (4.85%) Management Information System
3 7 (4.24%) Enterprise Software
4 5 (3.03%) Data Structures
4 5 (3.03%) Replication
5 4 (2.42%) Self-Motivation
6 3 (1.82%) Greenfield Project
6 3 (1.82%) NHS
7 2 (1.21%) Hybrid Cloud
8 1 (0.61%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.61%) Reference Data
8 1 (0.61%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 9 (5.45%) Unix
2 5 (3.03%) Windows
3 4 (2.42%) OpenVMS
4 3 (1.82%) Linux
5 2 (1.21%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.61%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (33.94%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (24.85%) Business Intelligence
3 38 (23.03%) ETL
4 20 (12.12%) Data Modelling
5 19 (11.52%) Problem-Solving
6 18 (10.91%) DevOps
6 18 (10.91%) Migration
7 17 (10.30%) Performance Tuning
8 15 (9.09%) TDD
9 14 (8.48%) Waterfall
10 13 (7.88%) CRM
10 13 (7.88%) Scrum
11 12 (7.27%) Data Migration
11 12 (7.27%) MVC
12 11 (6.67%) Process Improvement
13 10 (6.06%) ITIL
14 9 (5.45%) BDD
14 9 (5.45%) Continuous Integration
14 9 (5.45%) Test Strategy
14 9 (5.45%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 147 (89.09%) SQL
2 52 (31.52%) C#
3 50 (30.30%) T-SQL
4 25 (15.15%) PL/SQL
5 21 (12.73%) Java
6 20 (12.12%) VB
7 19 (11.52%) JavaScript
8 17 (10.30%) VBA
9 14 (8.48%) VB.NET
10 10 (6.06%) Python
11 9 (5.45%) VB6
12 8 (4.85%) PowerShell
13 7 (4.24%) Shell Script
14 6 (3.64%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
14 6 (3.64%) PHP
14 6 (3.64%) Scala
15 4 (2.42%) C
15 4 (2.42%) Kotlin
16 3 (1.82%) Java 9
16 3 (1.82%) Perl
Qualifications
1 8 (4.85%) SC Cleared
1 8 (4.85%) Security Cleared
2 6 (3.64%) Degree
3 3 (1.82%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (1.21%) MCSA
4 2 (1.21%) MCSE
5 1 (0.61%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.61%) MCSD
5 1 (0.61%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.61%) GDPR
System Software
1 5 (3.03%) Docker
1 5 (3.03%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (1.82%) Graphite
1 3 (1.82%) Kibana
1 3 (1.82%) logstash
1 3 (1.82%) Nagios
1 3 (1.82%) StatsD
1 3 (1.82%) Terraform
2 2 (1.21%) Ansible
2 2 (1.21%) Kubernetes
2 2 (1.21%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (1.21%) Puppet
3 1 (0.61%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (0.61%) SCCM
3 1 (0.61%) SCOM
Vendors
1 42 (25.45%) Oracle
2 37 (22.42%) Microsoft
3 5 (3.03%) Telerik
3 5 (3.03%) VMware
4 4 (2.42%) Remedy
5 3 (1.82%) New Relic
5 3 (1.82%) SAP
6 2 (1.21%) Databricks
7 1 (0.61%) BEA
7 1 (0.61%) Citrix
7 1 (0.61%) Informatica
7 1 (0.61%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.61%) SimCorp
7 1 (0.61%) Tableau
7 1 (0.61%) webMethods
7 1 (0.61%) Workday