Period
to 19 September 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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 820 858 856
Rank change year-on-year +38 -2 -58
Contract jobs citing RedGate 39 31 50
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.040% 0.029% 0.044%
As % of the Vendors category 0.091% 0.065% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 26 38
UK median daily rate £500 £346 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +44.40% -13.44% -10.11%
10th Percentile £311 £300 £312
90th Percentile £588 £438 £598
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £328 £410
% change year-on-year +3.05% -20.12% -7.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
UK median hourly rate - - £13.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £13.50

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 42701 47973 49850
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 43.27% 44.82% 43.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 26265 29506 29380
UK median daily rate £430 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.24% +3.13% +1.27%
10th Percentile £250 £245 £225
90th Percentile £613 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1405 1639 2194
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.00 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.00 £44.50 £43.18
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.81 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -3.97% +2.97% +3.00%

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 19 September 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 13 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 19 September 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 +45 35 £500 +45.99% 9
London +7 22 £531 +21.43% 4
UK excluding London +40 15 £338 +3.05% 6
Midlands +27 4 £361 +11.00% 1
North of England +80 3 £300 +1.35% 1
West Midlands +30 3 £350 +7.69%
South East +8 3 £451 +28.71% 1
South West -4 3 £325 -
Yorkshire - 2 - -
Scotland +33 1 - -
Wales - 1 £167 - 1
East Midlands - 1 £425 - 1
North West - 1 £300 - 1

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 39 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 38 (97.44%) SQL
3 27 (69.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 25 (64.10%) SQL Server 2012
5 23 (58.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 18 (46.15%) Microsoft Certification
6 18 (46.15%) SQL Server 2008
7 17 (43.59%) MCITP
7 17 (43.59%) T-SQL
8 16 (41.03%) Finance
9 15 (38.46%) Business Intelligence
9 15 (38.46%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 14 (35.90%) PowerShell
10 14 (35.90%) Microsoft
10 14 (35.90%) ETL
10 14 (35.90%) Performance Tuning
11 13 (33.33%) .NET
12 12 (30.77%) Windows
12 12 (30.77%) Data Warehouse
12 12 (30.77%) Octopus Deploy
12 12 (30.77%) SQL Server 2016
13 11 (28.21%) MCSE
13 11 (28.21%) C#
13 11 (28.21%) QlikView
14 10 (25.64%) Investment Banking
14 10 (25.64%) Banking
15 9 (23.08%) Asset Management
15 9 (23.08%) Microsoft Azure
15 9 (23.08%) SQL Server 2014
15 9 (23.08%) Performance Monitoring

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 2 (5.13%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.56%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (2.56%) EPiServer
2 1 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (2.56%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.56%) Umbraco
Business Applications
1 1 (2.56%) Markit EDM
1 1 (2.56%) Sage CRM
Cloud Services
1 9 (23.08%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (20.51%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.13%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 27 (69.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 25 (64.10%) SQL Server 2012
4 23 (58.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 18 (46.15%) SQL Server 2008
6 15 (38.46%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 12 (30.77%) Data Warehouse
7 12 (30.77%) SQL Server 2016
8 11 (28.21%) QlikView
9 9 (23.08%) SQL Server 2014
10 7 (17.95%) OLAP
10 7 (17.95%) OLTP
11 5 (12.82%) Data Mart
12 4 (10.26%) SQL Server 2005
13 2 (5.13%) Oracle Database
13 2 (5.13%) SQL Server 2000
13 2 (5.13%) SQLPlus
14 1 (2.56%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
14 1 (2.56%) NoSQL
14 1 (2.56%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 12 (30.77%) Octopus Deploy
2 8 (20.51%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (17.95%) Visual Studio
4 4 (10.26%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 4 (10.26%) WiX
5 2 (5.13%) Git (software)
5 2 (5.13%) Jenkins
5 2 (5.13%) Toad
5 2 (5.13%) tSQLt
6 1 (2.56%) Chocolatey
6 1 (2.56%) JIRA
6 1 (2.56%) Redmine
6 1 (2.56%) Selenium
6 1 (2.56%) SpecFlow
6 1 (2.56%) TeamCity
6 1 (2.56%) Vagrant
General
1 16 (41.03%) Finance
2 10 (25.64%) Banking
2 10 (25.64%) Investment Banking
3 4 (10.26%) Financial Institution
4 3 (7.69%) Local Government
5 2 (5.13%) Games
6 1 (2.56%) Law
6 1 (2.56%) Retail
Job Titles
1 26 (66.67%) Developer
2 22 (56.41%) SQL Developer
3 12 (30.77%) SSRS Developer
4 11 (28.21%) SSIS Developer
5 10 (25.64%) DBA
5 10 (25.64%) SQL DBA
5 10 (25.64%) SQL Server Developer
6 9 (23.08%) ETL Developer
7 6 (15.38%) .NET Developer
7 6 (15.38%) C# Developer
7 6 (15.38%) Lead Developer
7 6 (15.38%) Lead SQL Server Developer
7 6 (15.38%) Senior Developer
7 6 (15.38%) Senior SQL Developer
8 5 (12.82%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 5 (12.82%) SQL BI Developer
9 3 (7.69%) Administrator
9 3 (7.69%) ASP.NET Developer
9 3 (7.69%) Senior SQL Server Developer
9 3 (7.69%) SQL Server DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (33.33%) .NET
2 7 (17.95%) MDX
2 7 (17.95%) WCF
3 4 (10.26%) JSON
4 3 (7.69%) .NET Framework
4 3 (7.69%) ASP.NET
4 3 (7.69%) ASP.NET MVC
4 3 (7.69%) ASP.NET Web API
4 3 (7.69%) CSS
4 3 (7.69%) Dapper ORM
4 3 (7.69%) Entity Framework
4 3 (7.69%) HTML
4 3 (7.69%) HTML5
4 3 (7.69%) jQuery
4 3 (7.69%) LINQ
4 3 (7.69%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 3 (7.69%) Web Services
5 2 (5.13%) AngularJS
5 2 (5.13%) ASP.NET MVC 4
6 1 (2.56%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.26%) Clustering
2 3 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (7.69%) Replication
3 2 (5.13%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.56%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.56%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.56%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (2.56%) NHS
4 1 (2.56%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 12 (30.77%) Windows
2 4 (10.26%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (5.13%) Windows Server
3 2 (5.13%) Windows Vista
4 1 (2.56%) Windows 10
4 1 (2.56%) Windows 7
4 1 (2.56%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (2.56%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (38.46%) Business Intelligence
2 14 (35.90%) ETL
2 14 (35.90%) Performance Tuning
3 9 (23.08%) Asset Management
3 9 (23.08%) Performance Monitoring
4 7 (17.95%) Unit Testing
5 6 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
5 6 (15.38%) Fund Management
5 6 (15.38%) Kimball Methodology
6 5 (12.82%) MVC
6 5 (12.82%) Web Application Development
7 4 (10.26%) Corporate Information Factory
7 4 (10.26%) DevOps
7 4 (10.26%) Disaster Recovery
7 4 (10.26%) Inmon Methodology
7 4 (10.26%) Test Automation
8 2 (5.13%) Continuous Delivery
8 2 (5.13%) Mentoring
8 2 (5.13%) Server Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 38 (97.44%) SQL
2 17 (43.59%) T-SQL
3 14 (35.90%) PowerShell
4 11 (28.21%) C#
5 7 (17.95%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
6 4 (10.26%) JavaScript
7 1 (2.56%) Java
Qualifications
1 18 (46.15%) Microsoft Certification
2 17 (43.59%) MCITP
3 11 (28.21%) MCSE
4 6 (15.38%) MCTS
5 2 (5.13%) Degree
5 2 (5.13%) DV Cleared
5 2 (5.13%) Security Cleared
6 1 (2.56%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (2.56%) Master's Degree
6 1 (2.56%) MCDBA
6 1 (2.56%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (12.82%) QA
2 1 (2.56%) Cyber Essentials
2 1 (2.56%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
2 1 (2.56%) HL7
System Software
1 1 (2.56%) Active Directory
1 1 (2.56%) Hyper-V
1 1 (2.56%) VirtualBox
1 1 (2.56%) VMware ESXi
1 1 (2.56%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (2.56%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (5.13%) Oracle RMAN
1 2 (5.13%) SCOM
2 1 (2.56%) HP Data Protector
2 1 (2.56%) Kibana
2 1 (2.56%) logstash
2 1 (2.56%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (2.56%) Packer
2 1 (2.56%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 14 (35.90%) Microsoft
2 6 (15.38%) Tableau
3 3 (7.69%) Twitter
4 2 (5.13%) Oracle
4 2 (5.13%) VMware
5 1 (2.56%) Citrix
5 1 (2.56%) HP
5 1 (2.56%) Neverfail
5 1 (2.56%) Sage
5 1 (2.56%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (2.56%) Symantec