Period
to 18 December 2018

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 18 December 2018 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
18 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 849 822 852
Rank change year-on-year -27 +30 +3
Contract jobs citing RedGate 55 76 38
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.052% 0.074% 0.037%
As % of the Vendors category 0.12% 0.17% 0.082%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 50 28
UK median daily rate £538 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +26.47% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £320 £300 £289
90th Percentile £665 £588 £508
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £369 £340
% change year-on-year -11.92% +8.53% -2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
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 44,313 43,632 46,101
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.26% 42.24% 45.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 27,527 27,352 28,197
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £256 £235 £240
90th Percentile £625 £625 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,627 1,407 1,683
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.06% -5.71%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.69 £10.25
90th Percentile £47.50 £45.50 £46.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.88 £16.75 £16.50
% change year-on-year +0.75% +1.52% -2.94%

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 18 December 2018.

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 12 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 18 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
England -7 52 £538 +19.44% 9
London +30 42 £550 +10.00% 4
UK excluding London -53 13 £325 -11.92% 6
North of England -15 6 £300 - 3
Yorkshire -13 4 - -
Scotland -6 3 - -
North West - 2 £300 - 3
East Midlands +15 1 £300 -28.36%
South East -12 1 - -
East of England -12 1 £425 - 1
Midlands -13 1 £300 -19.25% 1
South West -25 1 £350 -

For the 6 months to 18 December 2018, IT contractor jobs citing RedGate also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads with a requirement for RedGate.

1 41 (74.55%) SQL Server
2 33 (60.00%) SQL
3 26 (47.27%) PowerShell
4 25 (45.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 23 (41.82%) Microsoft
6 22 (40.00%) Microsoft Azure
7 19 (34.55%) Finance
8 18 (32.73%) Agile Software Development
9 17 (30.91%) TeamCity
10 16 (29.09%) Continuous Integration
10 16 (29.09%) ETL
10 16 (29.09%) .NET
10 16 (29.09%) Octopus Deploy
10 16 (29.09%) DevOps
11 15 (27.27%) Opscode Chef
11 15 (27.27%) Amazon AWS
12 14 (25.45%) C#
12 14 (25.45%) Performance Tuning
12 14 (25.45%) AppDynamics
13 13 (23.64%) T-SQL
13 13 (23.64%) Windows
13 13 (23.64%) Data Warehouse
13 13 (23.64%) Test Automation
13 13 (23.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 13 (23.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 11 (20.00%) SQL Server 2016
14 11 (20.00%) GitHub
15 10 (18.18%) Kimball Methodology
15 10 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
15 10 (18.18%) Asset Management

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 4 (7.27%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 2 (3.64%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (3.64%) SharePoint
2 2 (3.64%) SharePoint 2010
2 2 (3.64%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 9 (16.36%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (5.45%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (3.64%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 22 (40.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 15 (27.27%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (20.00%) GitHub
4 3 (5.45%) AWS Lambda
4 3 (5.45%) Azure Data Factory
4 3 (5.45%) Serverless
5 1 (1.82%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (1.82%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (74.55%) SQL Server
2 25 (45.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 13 (23.64%) Data Warehouse
3 13 (23.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 13 (23.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 11 (20.00%) SQL Server 2016
5 8 (14.55%) MongoDB
5 8 (14.55%) Power BI
5 8 (14.55%) SQL Server 2012
6 7 (12.73%) SQL Server 2008
7 5 (9.09%) Hadoop
7 5 (9.09%) NoSQL
7 5 (9.09%) Snowflake Schema
7 5 (9.09%) SQL Server 2014
7 5 (9.09%) Star Schema
8 3 (5.45%) Azure SQL Database
8 3 (5.45%) QlikView
9 2 (3.64%) Relational Database
9 2 (3.64%) SQL Server 2005
10 1 (1.82%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 17 (30.91%) TeamCity
2 16 (29.09%) Octopus Deploy
3 9 (16.36%) Jenkins
4 8 (14.55%) Gradle
4 8 (14.55%) Liquibase
4 8 (14.55%) Maven
5 7 (12.73%) Visual Studio Team System
6 6 (10.91%) Git (software)
6 6 (10.91%) SonarQube
6 6 (10.91%) Sonatype Nexus
6 6 (10.91%) Team Foundation Server
7 5 (9.09%) JIRA
8 4 (7.27%) Moq
8 4 (7.27%) Subversion
9 3 (5.45%) Bitbucket
9 3 (5.45%) Selenium
9 3 (5.45%) Visual Studio
10 2 (3.64%) Hudson
10 2 (3.64%) MSBuild
10 2 (3.64%) SpecFlow
General
1 19 (34.55%) Finance
2 8 (14.55%) Banking
2 8 (14.55%) Front Office
3 3 (5.45%) Back Office
4 1 (1.82%) Advertising
4 1 (1.82%) Legal
Job Titles
1 28 (50.91%) Developer
2 11 (20.00%) SQL Developer
3 8 (14.55%) Azure Engineer
3 8 (14.55%) Senior Developer
4 7 (12.73%) Data Engineer
4 7 (12.73%) DBA
5 6 (10.91%) Azure DevOps
5 6 (10.91%) SQL DBA
5 6 (10.91%) T-SQL Developer
6 5 (9.09%) Azure DevOps Engineer
6 5 (9.09%) DevOps Engineer
6 5 (9.09%) Kubernetes Engineer
6 5 (9.09%) PowerShell Engineer
6 5 (9.09%) SQL Server Developer
7 4 (7.27%) C# Developer
7 4 (7.27%) C# Developer - Electronic Trading
7 4 (7.27%) C# WPF Developer
7 4 (7.27%) Electronic Trading Developer
7 4 (7.27%) UI Developer
7 4 (7.27%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (29.09%) .NET
2 6 (10.91%) WPF
3 5 (9.09%) .NET Core
3 5 (9.09%) AngularJS
3 5 (9.09%) Pandas
3 5 (9.09%) PySpark
4 4 (7.27%) Reactive Extensions
4 4 (7.27%) RxJS
5 2 (3.64%) CSS
5 2 (3.64%) Elastic Stack
5 2 (3.64%) JSON
5 2 (3.64%) RxJava
5 2 (3.64%) Web Services
6 1 (1.82%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (1.82%) COM
6 1 (1.82%) Dapper ORM
6 1 (1.82%) LINQ
6 1 (1.82%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 1 (1.82%) WCF
6 1 (1.82%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (7.27%) Fixed Income
2 4 (7.27%) User Experience
3 3 (5.45%) Greenfield Project
4 2 (3.64%) Fintech
4 2 (3.64%) Reinsurance
5 1 (1.82%) Clustering
5 1 (1.82%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 13 (23.64%) Windows
2 3 (5.45%) Windows 10
2 3 (5.45%) Windows Server
3 2 (3.64%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.82%) Linux
4 1 (1.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.82%) Unix
4 1 (1.82%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (32.73%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (29.09%) Continuous Integration
2 16 (29.09%) DevOps
2 16 (29.09%) ETL
3 14 (25.45%) Performance Tuning
4 13 (23.64%) Test Automation
5 10 (18.18%) Asset Management
5 10 (18.18%) Business Intelligence
5 10 (18.18%) Kimball Methodology
5 10 (18.18%) Scrum
6 9 (16.36%) Release Management
7 8 (14.55%) Analytical Thinking
7 8 (14.55%) Data Modelling
7 8 (14.55%) Migration
8 7 (12.73%) TDD
9 6 (10.91%) Epics
9 6 (10.91%) Pair Programming
9 6 (10.91%) Performance Monitoring
9 6 (10.91%) Unit Testing
10 5 (9.09%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 33 (60.00%) SQL
2 26 (47.27%) PowerShell
3 14 (25.45%) C#
4 13 (23.64%) T-SQL
5 10 (18.18%) Python
6 9 (16.36%) VBA
7 6 (10.91%) Groovy
7 6 (10.91%) Java
8 4 (7.27%) TypeScript
9 2 (3.64%) C
9 2 (3.64%) VBScript
10 1 (1.82%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (5.45%) MCITP
1 3 (5.45%) MCSE
1 3 (5.45%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (1.82%) Degree
2 1 (1.82%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.27%) QA
2 1 (1.82%) GDPR
System Software
1 8 (14.55%) Docker
2 1 (1.82%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.82%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 15 (27.27%) Opscode Chef
2 7 (12.73%) Puppet
2 7 (12.73%) Terraform
3 6 (10.91%) Kubernetes
4 2 (3.64%) Ansible
4 2 (3.64%) Kibana
4 2 (3.64%) logstash
4 2 (3.64%) Microsoft Clustering
4 2 (3.64%) WhatsUp Gold
5 1 (1.82%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (1.82%) SQL Sentry
5 1 (1.82%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 23 (41.82%) Microsoft
2 14 (25.45%) AppDynamics
3 9 (16.36%) Atlassian
4 8 (14.55%) Tableau
5 6 (10.91%) Dynatrace
6 5 (9.09%) Oracle
7 4 (7.27%) DevExpress
8 3 (5.45%) Informatica
9 2 (3.64%) Perforce
9 2 (3.64%) VMware
10 1 (1.82%) HP
10 1 (1.82%) Red Hat
10 1 (1.82%) TOWER Software
10 1 (1.82%) Twitter