Period
to 13 December 2018

The median contractor rate for a SQL Server Developer was £420 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 13 December 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 > South East
6 months to
13 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 334 283 325
Rank change year-on-year -51 +42 +10
Contract jobs requiring a SQL Server Developer 55 96 48
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.32% 0.57% 0.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.34% 0.61% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 137 31
South East median daily rate £420 £363 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.86% -3.33% +7.14%
10th Percentile £344 £309 £319
90th Percentile £500 £450 £475
England median daily rate £443 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +10.63% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South East median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - £45.00 -

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 16,055 15,839 15,249
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.36% 94.50% 93.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,657 9,414 9,070
South East median daily rate £425 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% +3.23%
10th Percentile £256 £238 £225
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
England median daily rate £459 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +1.89% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 618 624 780
South East median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -5.26% +6.92%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £10.25
90th Percentile £51.00 £48.75 £49.46
England median hourly rate £18.12 £18.70 £18.38
% change year-on-year -3.13% +1.77% +2.08%

SQL Server Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server Developer in the South East

SQL Server 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 Server Developer in the South East.

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL Server Developer in the South East

SQL Server Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server Developer in the South East over the 6 months to 13 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SQL Server Developer in the South East

SQL Server 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 Server Developer in the South East.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL Server Developer in the South East

SQL Server 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 Server Developer within the South East region over the 6 months to 13 December 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 -19 24 £420 +15.86% 5
Oxfordshire +6 15 £420 +1.82% 4
Kent +11 9 £425 +21.43% 1
Hampshire -15 8 £369 +2.43% 1
Berkshire -16 8 £403 -13.81% 1
Surrey -17 6 £447 +14.31%
Buckinghamshire -1 1 £365 +8.96%
SQL Server Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 13 December 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 South East region featuring SQL Server Developer in the job title.

1 55 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 39 (70.91%) C#
3 33 (60.00%) SQL
4 32 (58.18%) Agile Software Development
5 30 (54.55%) .NET
6 27 (49.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 22 (40.00%) ASP.NET
8 21 (38.18%) ETL
9 20 (36.36%) T-SQL
9 20 (36.36%) JavaScript
9 20 (36.36%) MVC
10 18 (32.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 18 (32.73%) jQuery
11 17 (30.91%) HTML
11 17 (30.91%) CSS
12 15 (27.27%) Oracle
13 14 (25.45%) AngularJS
14 13 (23.64%) SC Cleared
14 13 (23.64%) Security Cleared
14 13 (23.64%) TDD
14 13 (23.64%) SQL Server 2016
15 12 (21.82%) Analytical Skills
15 12 (21.82%) PL/SQL
15 12 (21.82%) XML
15 12 (21.82%) Ajax
16 11 (20.00%) JSON
16 11 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
16 11 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
16 11 (20.00%) Web Services
16 11 (20.00%) Subversion

SQL Server 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 4 (7.27%) CMS
2 2 (3.64%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (3.64%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (1.82%) Kentico
3 1 (1.82%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (5.45%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.82%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 11 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (14.55%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (9.09%) Azure Data Factory
4 2 (3.64%) OpenShift
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 27 (49.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 18 (32.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 13 (23.64%) SQL Server 2016
5 10 (18.18%) Data Warehouse
6 8 (14.55%) PostgreSQL
7 6 (10.91%) Relational Database
8 5 (9.09%) Power BI
8 5 (9.09%) SQL Server 2012
8 5 (9.09%) SQL Server 2014
9 4 (7.27%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
9 4 (7.27%) Data Lake
9 4 (7.27%) Qlik Sense
10 3 (5.45%) Azure SQL Database
10 3 (5.45%) SQL Server 2008
10 3 (5.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 2 (3.64%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
11 2 (3.64%) OLAP
11 2 (3.64%) RDBMS
11 2 (3.64%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 11 (20.00%) Subversion
1 11 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 9 (16.36%) JIRA
3 5 (9.09%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 4 (7.27%) Visual Studio Team System
5 2 (3.64%) Git (software)
5 2 (3.64%) Jenkins
5 2 (3.64%) MSBuild
5 2 (3.64%) NUnit
5 2 (3.64%) ReSharper
5 2 (3.64%) XMLUnit
6 1 (1.82%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (1.82%) Bitbucket
6 1 (1.82%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (1.82%) Toad
6 1 (1.82%) Visual Studio
General
1 8 (14.55%) Finance
2 4 (7.27%) Retail
3 1 (1.82%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (54.55%) .NET
2 22 (40.00%) ASP.NET
3 18 (32.73%) jQuery
4 17 (30.91%) CSS
4 17 (30.91%) HTML
5 14 (25.45%) AngularJS
6 12 (21.82%) Ajax
6 12 (21.82%) XML
7 11 (20.00%) JSON
7 11 (20.00%) Web Services
8 10 (18.18%) .NET Framework
8 10 (18.18%) ASP.NET MVC
8 10 (18.18%) ASP.NET Web API
9 8 (14.55%) Entity Framework
10 5 (9.09%) WCF
11 3 (5.45%) CSS3
12 2 (3.64%) Managed Extensibility Framework
12 2 (3.64%) Node.js
12 2 (3.64%) REST
12 2 (3.64%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 12 (21.82%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (14.55%) Reference Data
3 5 (9.09%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.82%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.82%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.64%) Windows
2 1 (1.82%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (58.18%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (38.18%) ETL
3 20 (36.36%) MVC
4 13 (23.64%) TDD
5 10 (18.18%) BDD
5 10 (18.18%) Problem-Solving
6 9 (16.36%) Data Mapping
6 9 (16.36%) Data Migration
6 9 (16.36%) Migration
7 8 (14.55%) Business Intelligence
7 8 (14.55%) Scaled Agile Framework
7 8 (14.55%) Test Automation
8 7 (12.73%) Scrum
9 5 (9.09%) Data Analysis
9 5 (9.09%) SDLC
10 4 (7.27%) E-Commerce
11 3 (5.45%) Continuous Integration
11 3 (5.45%) DevOps
11 3 (5.45%) Front End Development
11 3 (5.45%) Kimball Methodology
Programming Languages
1 39 (70.91%) C#
2 33 (60.00%) SQL
3 20 (36.36%) JavaScript
3 20 (36.36%) T-SQL
4 12 (21.82%) PL/SQL
5 2 (3.64%) Java
5 2 (3.64%) XAML
6 1 (1.82%) TypeScript
6 1 (1.82%) VBA
Qualifications
1 13 (23.64%) SC Cleared
1 13 (23.64%) Security Cleared
2 2 (3.64%) Degree
2 2 (3.64%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (18.18%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.82%) GDPR
2 1 (1.82%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (3.64%) Ansible
Vendors
1 15 (27.27%) Oracle
2 8 (14.55%) Talend
3 6 (10.91%) Microsoft
4 2 (3.64%) Sitecore
5 1 (1.82%) Workday