Period
to 15 August 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 15 August 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
15 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 334 294 322
Rank change year-on-year -40 +28 +18
Contract jobs requiring a SQL Server Developer 52 70 74
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.31% 0.44% 0.40%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.33% 0.46% 0.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 59 55
South East median daily rate £420 £396 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.06% +2.19% +10.71%
10th Percentile £305 £313 £278
90th Percentile £444 £471 £445
England median daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South East median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - - £43.57

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 15,844 15,114 17,379
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.75% 94.78% 94.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,379 8,690 10,533
South East median daily rate £425 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.72% +2.44% +6.67%
10th Percentile £258 £250 £238
90th Percentile £580 £556 £550
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 676 672 747
South East median hourly rate £18.95 £17.77 £19.61
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.61% -9.38% +12.06%
10th Percentile £10.90 £10.50 £10.33
90th Percentile £50.75 £47.50 £48.00
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year - -2.63% +6.35%

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 15 August 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 15 August 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 -26 29 £420 +1.82% 9
Oxfordshire -4 14 £420 +5.00% 8
Kent +23 10 £400 +18.52% 1
Buckinghamshire +11 10 £315 -13.10%
Hampshire -14 7 £400 +11.11% 2
Surrey -29 6 £455 - 1
Berkshire -34 5 £423 -3.43% 1
SQL Server Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 15 August 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 52 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 33 (63.46%) C#
3 32 (61.54%) SQL
4 29 (55.77%) .NET
5 25 (48.08%) ASP.NET
6 24 (46.15%) Agile Software Development
7 22 (42.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 22 (42.31%) JavaScript
7 22 (42.31%) MVC
8 20 (38.46%) jQuery
9 18 (34.62%) ETL
10 17 (32.69%) HTML
11 15 (28.85%) CSS
11 15 (28.85%) Team Foundation Server
12 13 (25.00%) Ajax
12 13 (25.00%) AngularJS
13 12 (23.08%) T-SQL
14 11 (21.15%) Microsoft
14 11 (21.15%) ASP.NET MVC
15 10 (19.23%) Amazon AWS
15 10 (19.23%) Finance
15 10 (19.23%) Web Services
15 10 (19.23%) Relational Database
16 9 (17.31%) Entity Framework
16 9 (17.31%) .NET Framework
16 9 (17.31%) Microsoft Azure
17 8 (15.38%) ASP.NET Web API
17 8 (15.38%) SQL Server 2012
18 7 (13.46%) WCF
18 7 (13.46%) Capita

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 2 (3.85%) BizTalk Server
1 2 (3.85%) CMS
2 1 (1.92%) IIS
2 1 (1.92%) Kentico
2 1 (1.92%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.92%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 5 (9.62%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (5.77%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.92%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 10 (19.23%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (17.31%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (3.85%) OpenShift
4 1 (1.92%) Azure Data Factory
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.92%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 22 (42.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 10 (19.23%) Relational Database
4 8 (15.38%) SQL Server 2012
5 7 (13.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 6 (11.54%) Data Warehouse
6 6 (11.54%) SQL Server 2014
6 6 (11.54%) SSDT
7 4 (7.69%) RDBMS
7 4 (7.69%) SQL Server 2016
8 3 (5.77%) Azure SQL Database
8 3 (5.77%) Big Data
8 3 (5.77%) PostgreSQL
9 2 (3.85%) Redis
9 2 (3.85%) SQL Server 2005
9 2 (3.85%) SQL Server 2008
10 1 (1.92%) Data Mining
10 1 (1.92%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 1 (1.92%) OLAP
10 1 (1.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 15 (28.85%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (11.54%) Subversion
2 6 (11.54%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 5 (9.62%) Git (software)
3 5 (9.62%) Visual Studio
4 3 (5.77%) Visual Studio Team System
5 2 (3.85%) Jenkins
5 2 (3.85%) Mercurial
5 2 (3.85%) MSBuild
5 2 (3.85%) NUnit
5 2 (3.85%) ReSharper
6 1 (1.92%) JIRA
6 1 (1.92%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (1.92%) XMLUnit
General
1 10 (19.23%) Finance
2 3 (5.77%) Advertising
2 3 (5.77%) Banking
3 2 (3.85%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (55.77%) .NET
2 25 (48.08%) ASP.NET
3 20 (38.46%) jQuery
4 17 (32.69%) HTML
5 15 (28.85%) CSS
6 13 (25.00%) Ajax
6 13 (25.00%) AngularJS
7 11 (21.15%) ASP.NET MVC
8 10 (19.23%) Web Services
9 9 (17.31%) .NET Framework
9 9 (17.31%) Entity Framework
10 8 (15.38%) ASP.NET Web API
11 7 (13.46%) WCF
12 4 (7.69%) CSS3
12 4 (7.69%) XML
13 3 (5.77%) JSON
13 3 (5.77%) WPF
14 2 (3.85%) HTML5
14 2 (3.85%) Managed Extensibility Framework
14 2 (3.85%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 6 (11.54%) Analytical Skills
1 6 (11.54%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (3.85%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.92%) N-Tier
3 1 (1.92%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.92%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (46.15%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (42.31%) MVC
3 18 (34.62%) ETL
4 6 (11.54%) DevOps
4 6 (11.54%) Scrum
5 5 (9.62%) Performance Tuning
6 4 (7.69%) CRM
7 3 (5.77%) Business Analysis
7 3 (5.77%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (5.77%) Data Analysis
7 3 (5.77%) Data Integration
7 3 (5.77%) Data Modelling
7 3 (5.77%) E-Commerce
7 3 (5.77%) ETL Development
7 3 (5.77%) Front End Development
7 3 (5.77%) ITIL
7 3 (5.77%) SDLC
7 3 (5.77%) Waterfall
8 2 (3.85%) Continuous Delivery
8 2 (3.85%) Database Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 33 (63.46%) C#
2 32 (61.54%) SQL
3 22 (42.31%) JavaScript
4 12 (23.08%) T-SQL
5 4 (7.69%) Java
6 2 (3.85%) PL/SQL
6 2 (3.85%) XAML
7 1 (1.92%) C
7 1 (1.92%) VB
7 1 (1.92%) VB.NET
7 1 (1.92%) VBA
7 1 (1.92%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 4 (7.69%) SC Cleared
1 4 (7.69%) Security Cleared
2 2 (3.85%) Degree
2 2 (3.85%) Numerate Degree
3 1 (1.92%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.85%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 2 (3.85%) Ansible
Vendors
1 11 (21.15%) Microsoft
2 7 (13.46%) Capita
3 5 (9.62%) Oracle
4 3 (5.77%) MicroStrategy
5 2 (3.85%) Informatica
6 1 (1.92%) Cognos
6 1 (1.92%) Infragistics
6 1 (1.92%) Telerik
6 1 (1.92%) Workday