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 3 months to 29 March 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
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 599 619 604
Rank change year-on-year +20 -15  
Contract jobs citing RedGate 6 29 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.013% 0.054% 0.039%
As % of the Vendors category 0.030% 0.12% 0.087%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 22 9
Median daily rate £475 £350 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +35.71% -12.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £281 £370
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £410 £482
UK excluding London median daily rate £303 £363 £400
% change year-on-year -16.55% -9.37%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

RedGate is in the vendor products and services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all vendor product and service related skills in contract job vacancies.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 19933 23550 24158
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 44.07% 43.75% 45.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 12320 14319 13673
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £553 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 711 809 1029
Median hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.23% +11.40%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.73 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £50.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.25 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -14.47% +11.76%  

RedGate
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing RedGate as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Vendors category.

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 3 months to 29 March 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 10 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 3 months to 29 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
England +25 5 £513 +46.42% 5
London +21 3 £550 +83.33% 2
Wales - 1 £325 -
Leeds - 1 - -
West Yorkshire - 1 - -
Cardiff - 1 £325 -
South Wales - 1 £325 -
Birmingham - 1 £280 -
West Midlands - 1 £280 -
Yorkshire - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 28 (90.32%) SQL
2 22 (70.97%) SQL Server
3 21 (67.74%) Windows
4 16 (51.61%) T-SQL
5 13 (41.94%) .NET
6 12 (38.71%) C#
6 12 (38.71%) Microsoft Certification
6 12 (38.71%) Microsoft
6 12 (38.71%) MCITP
7 11 (35.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 11 (35.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 11 (35.48%) SQL Server 2014
8 10 (32.26%) Windows Server 2012
9 9 (29.03%) Data Warehouse
9 9 (29.03%) Oracle
10 8 (25.81%) MySQL
10 8 (25.81%) ASP.NET
10 8 (25.81%) MCDBA
10 8 (25.81%) SQL Server 2000
10 8 (25.81%) Entity Framework
10 8 (25.81%) Windows Server 2008
10 8 (25.81%) .NET Framework
10 8 (25.81%) Virtual Environments
10 8 (25.81%) DevOps
10 8 (25.81%) Dapper ORM
11 7 (22.58%) Subversion
11 7 (22.58%) WFM
11 7 (22.58%) Rackspace
11 7 (22.58%) Web Services
11 7 (22.58%) IIS

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 7 (22.58%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.23%) GitHub
1 1 (3.23%) iTunes
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.23%) NAS
1 1 (3.23%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (70.97%) SQL Server
2 11 (35.48%) SQL Server 2014
2 11 (35.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 11 (35.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 9 (29.03%) Data Warehouse
4 8 (25.81%) MySQL
4 8 (25.81%) SQL Server 2000
5 6 (19.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 5 (16.13%) SQL Server 2008
6 5 (16.13%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (6.45%) Data Mart
7 2 (6.45%) OLAP
7 2 (6.45%) OLTP
8 1 (3.23%) Relational Database
8 1 (3.23%) WhereScape RED
Development Applications
1 7 (22.58%) NUnit
1 7 (22.58%) Subversion
2 3 (9.68%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (9.68%) Visual Studio
3 2 (6.45%) TeamCity
3 2 (6.45%) WiX
4 1 (3.23%) Artifactory
4 1 (3.23%) Git (software)
4 1 (3.23%) Jenkins
4 1 (3.23%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 6 (19.35%) Finance
2 2 (6.45%) Financial Institution
3 1 (3.23%) Banking
3 1 (3.23%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 15 (48.39%) DBA
2 14 (45.16%) Developer
3 13 (41.94%) SQL DBA
4 11 (35.48%) SQL Developer
5 9 (29.03%) C# Developer
6 3 (9.68%) Administrator
6 3 (9.68%) SQL Server Developer
7 2 (6.45%) .NET Developer
7 2 (6.45%) Analyst
7 2 (6.45%) C# .NET Developer
7 2 (6.45%) Data Warehouse Developer
7 2 (6.45%) ETL Analyst
7 2 (6.45%) SQL Analyst
7 2 (6.45%) SQL Server Data Warehouse Developer
7 2 (6.45%) SSIS Analyst
7 2 (6.45%) Windows Engineer
8 1 (3.23%) Automation Engineer
8 1 (3.23%) HTML CSS Developer
8 1 (3.23%) Production DBA
8 1 (3.23%) SSIS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (41.94%) .NET
2 8 (25.81%) .NET Framework
2 8 (25.81%) ASP.NET
2 8 (25.81%) Dapper ORM
2 8 (25.81%) Entity Framework
3 7 (22.58%) ADO
3 7 (22.58%) Web Services
4 3 (9.68%) JSON
4 3 (9.68%) WCF
5 2 (6.45%) WPF
5 2 (6.45%) XML
6 1 (3.23%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (3.23%) ASP.NET MVC 4
6 1 (3.23%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (3.23%) CSS
6 1 (3.23%) HTML5
6 1 (3.23%) jQuery
6 1 (3.23%) LINQ
6 1 (3.23%) Middleware
6 1 (3.23%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.90%) Computer Science
2 3 (9.68%) Clustering
3 1 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.23%) Private Cloud
3 1 (3.23%) User Experience
3 1 (3.23%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 21 (67.74%) Windows
2 10 (32.26%) Windows Server 2012
3 8 (25.81%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (6.45%) Windows Server
5 1 (3.23%) Linux
5 1 (3.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (25.81%) DevOps
1 8 (25.81%) Virtual Environments
2 7 (22.58%) Automated Testing
2 7 (22.58%) WFM
3 5 (16.13%) Business Intelligence
3 5 (16.13%) ETL
3 5 (16.13%) High Availability
3 5 (16.13%) Performance Tuning
4 3 (9.68%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (9.68%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (9.68%) Performance Metrics
5 2 (6.45%) Corporate Information Factory
5 2 (6.45%) Data Migration
5 2 (6.45%) Incident Management
5 2 (6.45%) Multithreaded Programming
5 2 (6.45%) Multithreading
5 2 (6.45%) Performance Monitoring
5 2 (6.45%) Performance Optimisation
5 2 (6.45%) Prototyping
5 2 (6.45%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 28 (90.32%) SQL
2 16 (51.61%) T-SQL
3 12 (38.71%) C#
4 7 (22.58%) VB
5 5 (16.13%) PowerShell
6 2 (6.45%) JavaScript
7 1 (3.23%) Java
Qualifications
1 12 (38.71%) MCITP
1 12 (38.71%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (25.81%) MCDBA
3 4 (12.90%) Degree
4 3 (9.68%) SC Cleared
4 3 (9.68%) Security Cleared
5 2 (6.45%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.45%) QA
System Software
1 1 (3.23%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (6.45%) SQL Sentry
2 1 (3.23%) Puppet
2 1 (3.23%) WMI
Vendors
1 12 (38.71%) Microsoft
2 9 (29.03%) Oracle
3 7 (22.58%) Rackspace
4 5 (16.13%) IDERA
5 3 (9.68%) Tableau
6 2 (6.45%) Cognos
7 1 (3.23%) Apple
7 1 (3.23%) Greenplum
7 1 (3.23%) Informatica
7 1 (3.23%) Red Hat
7 1 (3.23%) Twitter