Period
to 23 November 2017

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge and experience of RedGate products and/or services. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited RedGate over the 6 months to 23 November 2017 with a comparison to the 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.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are not representative of contractor rates within Red Gate Software.

RedGate
UK
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 811 851 833
Rank change year-on-year +40 -18 +5
Contract jobs citing RedGate 76 40 62
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.074% 0.038% 0.055%
As % of the Vendors category 0.17% 0.084% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 31 49
UK median daily rate £425 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% +7.14% -21.35%
10th Percentile £300 £296 £310
90th Percentile £588 £500 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £345 £350
% change year-on-year +5.65% -1.43% -21.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
UK median hourly rate - £57.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £57.50 -

RedGate is in the Vendor Products and Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services.

All Vendors
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 43948 47741 49215
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.62% 45.35% 43.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 27314 29152 29013
UK median daily rate £433 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.98% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £235 £240 £225
90th Percentile £625 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1468 1711 2098
UK median hourly rate £17.43 £16.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.64% -5.71% +6.06%
10th Percentile £10.65 £10.25 £10.13
90th Percentile £45.30 £45.00 £43.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year - -5.71% +6.06%

RedGate
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing RedGate as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for RedGate in the UK

RedGate
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing RedGate.

Contractor daily rate trend for RedGate in the UK

RedGate
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing RedGate over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for RedGate in the UK

RedGate
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing RedGate.

Contractor hourly rate trend for RedGate in the UK

RedGate
Top 14 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing RedGate within the UK over the 6 months to 23 November 2017. 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
England +47 62 £465 +26.53% 7
UK excluding London +48 37 £365 +5.65% 4
London +6 37 £513 +24.24% 3
North of England +69 11 £300 +9.09% 1
Yorkshire +29 10 £300 +9.09%
Wales +15 10 £395 -16.95%
Midlands +29 5 £372 +14.31%
South East +5 5 £450 +28.57% 1
West Midlands +35 3 £350 +7.69%
Scotland 0 2 £451 +20.13%
South West -9 2 - -
East Midlands - 2 £419 -
East of England - 2 - - 2
North West - 1 £300 - 1

For the 6 months to 23 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing RedGate also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for RedGate.

1 76 (100.00%) SQL
2 68 (89.47%) SQL Server
3 45 (59.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 35 (46.05%) SQL Server 2008
5 33 (43.42%) Microsoft Certification
6 31 (40.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 31 (40.79%) Finance
6 31 (40.79%) T-SQL
7 29 (38.16%) .NET
7 29 (38.16%) Microsoft
8 27 (35.53%) SQL Server 2012
8 27 (35.53%) Octopus Deploy
9 25 (32.89%) Agile Software Development
10 24 (31.58%) ETL
10 24 (31.58%) Performance Tuning
11 23 (30.26%) PowerShell
11 23 (30.26%) MCITP
12 21 (27.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 20 (26.32%) Windows
14 18 (23.68%) MCSE
14 18 (23.68%) C#
14 18 (23.68%) Business Intelligence
14 18 (23.68%) QlikView
14 18 (23.68%) Banking
15 17 (22.37%) Team Foundation Server
16 16 (21.05%) SQL Server 2016
17 15 (19.74%) High Availability
18 14 (18.42%) Continuous Integration
18 14 (18.42%) SQL Server 2014
19 12 (15.79%) Data Warehouse

RedGate
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 8 (10.53%) IIS
1 8 (10.53%) WebSphere
2 2 (2.63%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (1.32%) MS Exchange
Business Applications
1 1 (1.32%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.32%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 9 (11.84%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (9.21%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.95%) SAN
2 1 (1.32%) Firewall
2 1 (1.32%) snoop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 68 (89.47%) SQL Server
2 45 (59.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 35 (46.05%) SQL Server 2008
4 31 (40.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 27 (35.53%) SQL Server 2012
6 21 (27.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 18 (23.68%) QlikView
8 16 (21.05%) SQL Server 2016
9 14 (18.42%) SQL Server 2014
10 12 (15.79%) Data Warehouse
11 8 (10.53%) OLAP
11 8 (10.53%) SQL Server 2005
12 7 (9.21%) OLTP
13 4 (5.26%) Data Mart
14 3 (3.95%) SQL Server 2000
14 3 (3.95%) SQLPlus
15 2 (2.63%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
15 2 (2.63%) Oracle Database
15 2 (2.63%) RDBMS
15 2 (2.63%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 27 (35.53%) Octopus Deploy
2 17 (22.37%) Team Foundation Server
3 8 (10.53%) MSBuild
3 8 (10.53%) TeamCity
4 7 (9.21%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 4 (5.26%) Visual Studio
6 3 (3.95%) Git (software)
6 3 (3.95%) Toad
6 3 (3.95%) WiX
7 2 (2.63%) Jenkins
7 2 (2.63%) Subversion
7 2 (2.63%) tSQLt
8 1 (1.32%) JIRA
8 1 (1.32%) LINQPad
8 1 (1.32%) MSI
8 1 (1.32%) ReSharper
General
1 31 (40.79%) Finance
2 18 (23.68%) Banking
3 10 (13.16%) Investment Banking
4 4 (5.26%) Local Government
5 2 (2.63%) Financial Institution
5 2 (2.63%) Games
5 2 (2.63%) Retail
6 1 (1.32%) Law
6 1 (1.32%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 35 (46.05%) Developer
2 32 (42.11%) SQL Developer
3 21 (27.63%) DBA
4 17 (22.37%) SQL DBA
5 14 (18.42%) SSIS Developer
6 13 (17.11%) Senior Developer
6 13 (17.11%) Senior SQL Developer
7 12 (15.79%) SQL Server Developer
8 11 (14.47%) SSRS Developer
9 10 (13.16%) DevOps Engineer
9 10 (13.16%) ETL Developer
10 9 (11.84%) Architect
11 8 (10.53%) Data Architect
11 8 (10.53%) PowerShell Engineer
11 8 (10.53%) Technical Architect
11 8 (10.53%) Windows DevOps Engineer
11 8 (10.53%) Windows Engineer
12 7 (9.21%) C# Developer
13 6 (7.89%) Lead Developer
13 6 (7.89%) Lead SQL Server Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (38.16%) .NET
2 11 (14.47%) Web Services
3 10 (13.16%) RESTful
3 10 (13.16%) SOAP
3 10 (13.16%) XML
4 8 (10.53%) MDX
4 8 (10.53%) MSMQ
4 8 (10.53%) WebSphere MQ
5 6 (7.89%) WCF
6 4 (5.26%) JSON
7 3 (3.95%) .NET Framework
8 2 (2.63%) ASP.NET
8 2 (2.63%) ASP.NET MVC
8 2 (2.63%) ASP.NET MVC 4
8 2 (2.63%) CSS
8 2 (2.63%) Entity Framework
8 2 (2.63%) HTML
8 2 (2.63%) HTML5
8 2 (2.63%) jQuery
8 2 (2.63%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 12 (15.79%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (13.16%) N-Tier
3 8 (10.53%) Clustering
3 8 (10.53%) Online Banking
4 4 (5.26%) Greenfield Project
4 4 (5.26%) Replication
5 3 (3.95%) Computer Science
5 3 (3.95%) NHS
6 2 (2.63%) Data Centre
6 2 (2.63%) Data Structures
6 2 (2.63%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.32%) Algorithms
7 1 (1.32%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (1.32%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 20 (26.32%) Windows
2 12 (15.79%) Windows Server
3 7 (9.21%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (3.95%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (3.95%) Windows Vista
5 1 (1.32%) Windows 10
5 1 (1.32%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.32%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (32.89%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (31.58%) ETL
2 24 (31.58%) Performance Tuning
3 18 (23.68%) Business Intelligence
4 15 (19.74%) High Availability
5 14 (18.42%) Continuous Integration
6 12 (15.79%) Scrum
6 12 (15.79%) SDLC
7 11 (14.47%) DevOps
7 11 (14.47%) Enterprise Architecture
7 11 (14.47%) Mentoring
7 11 (14.47%) Performance Monitoring
8 10 (13.16%) MVC
8 10 (13.16%) Requirements Analysis
8 10 (13.16%) TOGAF
9 9 (11.84%) Analytical Thinking
9 9 (11.84%) Asset Management
9 9 (11.84%) Disaster Recovery
10 8 (10.53%) Data Modelling
10 8 (10.53%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 76 (100.00%) SQL
2 31 (40.79%) T-SQL
3 23 (30.26%) PowerShell
4 18 (23.68%) C#
5 7 (9.21%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
6 2 (2.63%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.32%) Java
Qualifications
1 33 (43.42%) Microsoft Certification
2 23 (30.26%) MCITP
3 18 (23.68%) MCSE
4 11 (14.47%) Degree
5 6 (7.89%) Security Cleared
6 5 (6.58%) MCTS
7 3 (3.95%) DV Cleared
8 2 (2.63%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (1.32%) DBS Check
9 1 (1.32%) MCDBA
9 1 (1.32%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (15.79%) QA
2 10 (13.16%) HL7
3 1 (1.32%) Cyber Essentials
3 1 (1.32%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
System Software
1 4 (5.26%) Active Directory
2 3 (3.95%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (1.32%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (10.53%) Puppet
2 3 (3.95%) Ansible
2 3 (3.95%) HP Data Protector
2 3 (3.95%) Oracle RMAN
2 3 (3.95%) SCOM
3 1 (1.32%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 1 (1.32%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 1 (1.32%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 29 (38.16%) Microsoft
2 8 (10.53%) AppDynamics
2 8 (10.53%) Dynatrace
2 8 (10.53%) New Relic
3 6 (7.89%) Tableau
4 4 (5.26%) HP
4 4 (5.26%) VMware
5 3 (3.95%) Oracle
6 2 (2.63%) Neverfail
6 2 (2.63%) Twitter
7 1 (1.32%) Citrix
7 1 (1.32%) DevExpress
7 1 (1.32%) Infragistics
7 1 (1.32%) Lumension
7 1 (1.32%) McAfee
7 1 (1.32%) Symantec
7 1 (1.32%) Syncfusion
7 1 (1.32%) Telerik
7 1 (1.32%) TIBCO