The median contractor rate for a SQL Server Developer was £328 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
SQL Server Developer
England / South East
Rank 222 214 239
Rank change year-on-year -8 +25  
Contract jobs requiring a SQL Server Developer 23 48 28
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.30% 0.52% 0.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.32% 0.55% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 35 17
Median daily rate £328 £338 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.96% -20.58%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £313 £321
10% offered a daily rate of more than £444 £425 £506
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £349 £325
% change year-on-year -6.87% +7.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 1
Median hourly rate - £60.62 £48.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +26.28%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £60.62 £47.75
% change year-on-year - +26.94%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in the South East. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
South East
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 7288 8686 9157
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 94.05% 94.92% 94.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 4122 5321 4899
Median daily rate £400 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £237 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 376 373 440
Median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +8.10%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.50 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.05 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

SQL Server Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East that featured SQL Server Developer in the job title.

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 3 months to 23 March 2017.

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 23 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Berkshire +29 9 £361 - 1
Buckinghamshire -10 5 £315 -30.95% 2
Kent +6 3 £325 -1.51%
Hampshire +6 2 £388 +24.00% 2
Surrey +8 1 - -
East Sussex -2 1 £330 -1.49%
Middlesex - 1 - -
Oxfordshire - 1 £463 - 5
SQL Server Developer
England

SQL Server Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 23 March 2017, SQL Server 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 Server Developer in the job title.

1 44 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 27 (61.36%) .NET
3 20 (45.45%) SQL
4 19 (43.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 16 (36.36%) C#
6 14 (31.82%) ASP.NET
7 13 (29.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 12 (27.27%) Microsoft
9 11 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
9 11 (25.00%) T-SQL
10 10 (22.73%) MVC
10 10 (22.73%) SQL Server 2012
11 9 (20.45%) Migration
11 9 (20.45%) JavaScript
11 9 (20.45%) Data Warehouse
12 8 (18.18%) CSS
12 8 (18.18%) Finance
12 8 (18.18%) SQL Server 2008
12 8 (18.18%) ASP.NET MVC
12 8 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
13 7 (15.91%) WCF
13 7 (15.91%) ETL
13 7 (15.91%) Web Services
13 7 (15.91%) HTML
14 6 (13.64%) MS Excel
14 6 (13.64%) Web Development
14 6 (13.64%) SQL Server 2014
15 5 (11.36%) High Availability
15 5 (11.36%) .NET Framework
15 5 (11.36%) Team Foundation Server

SQL Server Developer Skill Set
Top Related 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 (9.09%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (13.64%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (9.09%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.27%) Markit EDM
2 1 (2.27%) SAP BPC
2 1 (2.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (9.09%) IaaS
1 4 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (9.09%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.55%) Extranet
1 2 (4.55%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 19 (43.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 13 (29.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 10 (22.73%) SQL Server 2012
5 9 (20.45%) Data Warehouse
6 8 (18.18%) SQL Server 2008
7 6 (13.64%) SQL Server 2014
8 3 (6.82%) Oracle Database
9 2 (4.55%) MS Access
9 2 (4.55%) Relational Database
9 2 (4.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 1 (2.27%) DB2
10 1 (2.27%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 1 (2.27%) RDBMS
10 1 (2.27%) Snowflake Schema
10 1 (2.27%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 5 (11.36%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (4.55%) Visual Studio
3 1 (2.27%) Git (software)
3 1 (2.27%) Subversion
3 1 (2.27%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 8 (18.18%) Finance
2 4 (9.09%) Marketing
3 3 (6.82%) Electronics
4 2 (4.55%) Banking
5 1 (2.27%) Financial Institution
5 1 (2.27%) Investment Banking
5 1 (2.27%) Legal
5 1 (2.27%) Local Government
5 1 (2.27%) Manufacturing
5 1 (2.27%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (61.36%) .NET
2 14 (31.82%) ASP.NET
3 8 (18.18%) ASP.NET MVC
3 8 (18.18%) CSS
4 7 (15.91%) HTML
4 7 (15.91%) WCF
4 7 (15.91%) Web Services
5 5 (11.36%) .NET Framework
6 4 (9.09%) AngularJS
6 4 (9.09%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 3 (6.82%) Ajax
7 3 (6.82%) CSS3
7 3 (6.82%) Entity Framework
7 3 (6.82%) jQuery
7 3 (6.82%) Razor View Engine
7 3 (6.82%) XML
8 2 (4.55%) HTML5
9 1 (2.27%) LINQ
9 1 (2.27%) Mason
9 1 (2.27%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.82%) Replication
2 2 (4.55%) Algorithms
3 1 (2.27%) AS400
3 1 (2.27%) Clustering
3 1 (2.27%) iPad
3 1 (2.27%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.27%) NHS
3 1 (2.27%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 5 (11.36%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
2 10 (22.73%) MVC
3 9 (20.45%) Migration
4 8 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (15.91%) ETL
6 6 (13.64%) Web Development
7 5 (11.36%) CRM
7 5 (11.36%) High Availability
7 5 (11.36%) Scrum
8 4 (9.09%) ERP
8 4 (9.09%) MSF
8 4 (9.09%) Performance Tuning
8 4 (9.09%) Workflow
9 3 (6.82%) Data Analysis
9 3 (6.82%) Data Migration
9 3 (6.82%) Disaster Recovery
9 3 (6.82%) E-Commerce
9 3 (6.82%) Statistics
9 3 (6.82%) TDD
9 3 (6.82%) Workflow Development
Programming Languages
1 20 (45.45%) SQL
2 16 (36.36%) C#
3 11 (25.00%) T-SQL
4 9 (20.45%) JavaScript
5 3 (6.82%) PL/SQL
6 2 (4.55%) C
6 2 (4.55%) C++
6 2 (4.55%) Python
6 2 (4.55%) VBA
7 1 (2.27%) PowerShell
7 1 (2.27%) VB
7 1 (2.27%) VB.NET
7 1 (2.27%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 3 (6.82%) Degree
1 3 (6.82%) MCITP
1 3 (6.82%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (2.27%) SC Cleared
2 1 (2.27%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.55%) Data Quality
2 1 (2.27%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.27%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (2.27%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 12 (27.27%) Microsoft
2 5 (11.36%) Oracle
3 3 (6.82%) Symantec
4 2 (4.55%) SAP
5 1 (2.27%) IBM
5 1 (2.27%) Tableau
5 1 (2.27%) Talend