Period
to 20 January 2018

The median contractor rate for a SQL Developer was £363 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 20 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 Developer
England > South East
6 months to
20 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 144 146 136
Rank change year-on-year +2 -10 +26
Contract jobs requiring a SQL Developer 277 239 292
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.69% 1.55% 1.59%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.80% 1.65% 1.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 269 175 195
South East median daily rate £363 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.33% +7.14% +2.94%
10th Percentile £300 £263 £263
90th Percentile £455 £475 £475
England median daily rate £403 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +7.33% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 5
South East median hourly rate £51.25 £37.50 £46.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +36.67% -18.48% +53.33%
10th Percentile £47.13 £36.25 £41.90
90th Percentile £54.38 £44.55 £63.92
England median hourly rate £45.00 £37.50 £43.00
% change year-on-year +20.00% -12.79% +18.62%

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 15,398 14,448 17,377
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.13% 93.78% 94.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,205 8,533 10,264
South East median daily rate £420 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +2.56% +4.00%
10th Percentile £238 £225 £230
90th Percentile £575 £556 £538
England median daily rate £450 £425 £415
% change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 563 745 894
South East median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.03
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.86% -8.04% +18.94%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.30 £10.00
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.00 £50.00
England median hourly rate £18.38 £18.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year -0.68% - +12.12%

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 20 January 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 20 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
Thames Valley +22 169 £375 - 34
Berkshire 0 66 £394 +5.00% 17
Oxfordshire +31 56 £425 +0.89% 13
Buckinghamshire -13 47 £335 -4.29% 4
Surrey -21 27 £425 +2.72% 19
East Sussex +13 26 £340 -20.93% 1
Kent -8 25 £350 +3.70% 4
Hampshire -19 12 £355 +0.35% 15
West Sussex -10 9 £365 -8.75% 5
Middlesex +4 3 £400 -
SQL Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 20 January 2018, SQL 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 South East region featuring SQL Developer in the job title.

1 240 (86.64%) SQL
2 173 (62.45%) SQL Server
3 115 (41.52%) .NET
4 109 (39.35%) C#
5 104 (37.55%) Agile Software Development
6 99 (35.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 89 (32.13%) MVC
8 77 (27.80%) Microsoft
9 75 (27.08%) Data Warehouse
10 73 (26.35%) JavaScript
10 73 (26.35%) ASP.NET
11 72 (25.99%) Oracle
12 67 (24.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 66 (23.83%) Web Services
14 65 (23.47%) ETL
15 58 (20.94%) HTML
15 58 (20.94%) T-SQL
16 52 (18.77%) AngularJS
17 51 (18.41%) CSS
18 50 (18.05%) Business Intelligence
19 48 (17.33%) Finance
19 48 (17.33%) jQuery
20 47 (16.97%) TDD
21 38 (13.72%) ASP.NET Web API
22 37 (13.36%) ASP.NET MVC
22 37 (13.36%) Scrum
23 36 (13.00%) Java
23 36 (13.00%) Amazon AWS
24 35 (12.64%) Team Foundation Server
24 35 (12.64%) WCF

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 (3.25%) Elasticsearch
2 7 (2.53%) IIS
3 6 (2.17%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 4 (1.44%) Apache
4 4 (1.44%) SharePoint
4 4 (1.44%) Tomcat
5 3 (1.08%) Apache Spark
5 3 (1.08%) SAS
6 2 (0.72%) Cloud Foundry
7 1 (0.36%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.36%) CMS
7 1 (0.36%) Oracle Workflow
7 1 (0.36%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (0.36%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (1.44%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.36%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.36%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.36%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.36%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 5 (1.81%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (0.72%) Dynamics GP
3 1 (0.36%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.36%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.36%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.36%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.36%) Oracle Receivables
3 1 (0.36%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 36 (13.00%) Amazon AWS
2 19 (6.86%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (1.81%) Cloud Computing
3 5 (1.81%) IaaS
3 5 (1.81%) PaaS
4 3 (1.08%) Amazon EC2
4 3 (1.08%) Amazon ELB
4 3 (1.08%) AWS Lambda
4 3 (1.08%) npm
4 3 (1.08%) Serverless
5 2 (0.72%) Google Cloud Platform
5 2 (0.72%) Yarn
6 1 (0.36%) G Suite
6 1 (0.36%) Office 365
6 1 (0.36%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.44%) AMQP
2 1 (0.36%) SMS
2 1 (0.36%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 173 (62.45%) SQL Server
2 99 (35.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 75 (27.08%) Data Warehouse
4 67 (24.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 30 (10.83%) SQL Server 2012
6 25 (9.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 22 (7.94%) Relational Database
8 18 (6.50%) RDBMS
8 18 (6.50%) SQL Server 2014
9 17 (6.14%) OLAP
9 17 (6.14%) SQL Server 2016
10 15 (5.42%) SQL Server 2008
11 14 (5.05%) OLAP Cube
12 11 (3.97%) MySQL
12 11 (3.97%) NoSQL
12 11 (3.97%) Oracle Database
13 8 (2.89%) MongoDB
13 8 (2.89%) SQLPlus
14 7 (2.53%) BusinessObjects
14 7 (2.53%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 35 (12.64%) Team Foundation Server
2 18 (6.50%) Git (software)
3 12 (4.33%) NUnit
4 9 (3.25%) Maven
5 7 (2.53%) Moq
5 7 (2.53%) MSBuild
6 6 (2.17%) JUnit
6 6 (2.17%) ReSharper
6 6 (2.17%) Visual Studio
7 5 (1.81%) Ant
7 5 (1.81%) Eclipse
7 5 (1.81%) Mockito
8 4 (1.44%) Jenkins
8 4 (1.44%) JIRA
8 4 (1.44%) ProC
8 4 (1.44%) Subversion
9 3 (1.08%) Bower
9 3 (1.08%) NuGet
10 2 (0.72%) SpecFlow
10 2 (0.72%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 48 (17.33%) Finance
2 12 (4.33%) Banking
3 4 (1.44%) Marketing
3 4 (1.44%) Telecoms
4 3 (1.08%) Investment Banking
5 2 (0.72%) Back Office
5 2 (0.72%) Billing
5 2 (0.72%) Games
5 2 (0.72%) Publishing
6 1 (0.36%) Electronics
6 1 (0.36%) German Language
6 1 (0.36%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.36%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 115 (41.52%) .NET
2 73 (26.35%) ASP.NET
3 66 (23.83%) Web Services
4 58 (20.94%) HTML
5 52 (18.77%) AngularJS
6 51 (18.41%) CSS
7 48 (17.33%) jQuery
8 38 (13.72%) ASP.NET Web API
9 37 (13.36%) ASP.NET MVC
10 35 (12.64%) WCF
11 26 (9.39%) Ajax
11 26 (9.39%) REST
12 24 (8.66%) .NET Framework
13 18 (6.50%) Entity Framework
14 17 (6.14%) XML
15 15 (5.42%) WPF
16 14 (5.05%) React
16 14 (5.05%) Spring
17 12 (4.33%) RESTful
18 11 (3.97%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 25 (9.03%) N-Tier
2 15 (5.42%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (5.05%) Algorithms
4 11 (3.97%) Greenfield Project
5 7 (2.53%) Enterprise Software
6 6 (2.17%) Client/Server
7 5 (1.81%) NHS
8 2 (0.72%) Computer Science
8 2 (0.72%) Data Structures
8 2 (0.72%) Public Cloud
8 2 (0.72%) Replication
9 1 (0.36%) Clustering
9 1 (0.36%) Data Protection Act
9 1 (0.36%) FMCG
9 1 (0.36%) Mainframe
9 1 (0.36%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.36%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.36%) PMI
9 1 (0.36%) RIA
9 1 (0.36%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 23 (8.30%) Linux
2 22 (7.94%) Unix
3 8 (2.89%) AIX
4 5 (1.81%) Windows
5 4 (1.44%) Debian
5 4 (1.44%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.36%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.36%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 104 (37.55%) Agile Software Development
2 89 (32.13%) MVC
3 65 (23.47%) ETL
4 50 (18.05%) Business Intelligence
5 47 (16.97%) TDD
6 37 (13.36%) Scrum
7 29 (10.47%) Migration
8 27 (9.75%) Continuous Integration
9 24 (8.66%) Performance Tuning
10 23 (8.30%) Refactoring
10 23 (8.30%) Unit Testing
11 22 (7.94%) SDLC
12 21 (7.58%) Web Development
13 20 (7.22%) High Availability
14 19 (6.86%) Statistics
15 18 (6.50%) Data Management
15 18 (6.50%) Data Modelling
16 16 (5.78%) Change Control
16 16 (5.78%) Waterfall
17 15 (5.42%) ETL Development
Programming Languages
1 240 (86.64%) SQL
2 109 (39.35%) C#
3 73 (26.35%) JavaScript
4 58 (20.94%) T-SQL
5 36 (13.00%) Java
6 34 (12.27%) PL/SQL
6 34 (12.27%) VB.NET
7 18 (6.50%) Shell Script
8 5 (1.81%) C
8 5 (1.81%) PHP
8 5 (1.81%) XPath
9 3 (1.08%) C++
9 3 (1.08%) TypeScript
9 3 (1.08%) VBA
10 2 (0.72%) Bash Shell
10 2 (0.72%) CoffeeScript
10 2 (0.72%) PowerShell
10 2 (0.72%) VB
11 1 (0.36%) ABAP
11 1 (0.36%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 12 (4.33%) Degree
2 9 (3.25%) Security Cleared
3 5 (1.81%) SC Cleared
4 4 (1.44%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.36%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (0.36%) DBS Check
5 1 (0.36%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.36%) Numerate Degree
5 1 (0.36%) PMI Certification
5 1 (0.36%) SAS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.53%) Data Quality
2 4 (1.44%) GDPR
3 2 (0.72%) GCP
3 2 (0.72%) QA
3 2 (0.72%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 6 (2.17%) Active Directory
1 6 (2.17%) Virtual Machines
1 6 (2.17%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (1.81%) Docker
3 2 (0.72%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 5 (1.81%) Ansible
1 5 (1.81%) Opscode Chef
1 5 (1.81%) Puppet
Vendors
1 77 (27.80%) Microsoft
2 72 (25.99%) Oracle
3 6 (2.17%) VMware
4 5 (1.81%) Twitter
5 4 (1.44%) Cognos
5 4 (1.44%) Tableau
6 3 (1.08%) Cloudera
6 3 (1.08%) Sybase
7 2 (0.72%) Cerner
7 2 (0.72%) RedGate
7 2 (0.72%) SAP
7 2 (0.72%) Talend
7 2 (0.72%) Workday
7 2 (0.72%) Xamarin
7 2 (0.72%) Zend
8 1 (0.36%) Google
8 1 (0.36%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.36%) Teradata