Period
to 24 February 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 24 February 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
24 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 806 817 839
Rank change year-on-year +11 +22 +17
Contract jobs citing RedGate 72 38 60
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.072% 0.040% 0.056%
As % of the Vendors category 0.17% 0.088% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 29 49
UK median daily rate £420 £413 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.82% +17.86% -12.50%
10th Percentile £300 £277 £279
90th Percentile £488 £527 £451
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £333 £350
% change year-on-year +9.62% -5.00% -12.50%
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 42,045 43,145 46,316
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.77% 44.99% 42.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 26,490 26,523 27,519
UK median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £231 £240 £230
90th Percentile £625 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,408 1,622 1,832
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.94% -5.56% +7.78%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.35 £10.09
90th Percentile £47.25 £46.75 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year -3.03% -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 24 February 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 24 February 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 +4 60 £425 +6.25% 7
UK excluding London +34 38 £365 +9.62% 6
London -13 34 £450 +9.09% 1
North of England +32 10 £300 +9.09% 2
Yorkshire +11 10 £300 +9.09%
Wales +6 10 £395 -12.33%
East of England - 9 £350 -
Midlands +15 4 £419 +49.55% 2
South East -8 3 £450 +20.00% 2
West Midlands +7 2 £406 +45.09%
Scotland - 2 £451 -
East Midlands - 2 £419 - 2

For the 6 months to 24 February 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 70 (97.22%) SQL
2 64 (88.89%) SQL Server
3 44 (61.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 32 (44.44%) Finance
5 29 (40.28%) Agile Software Development
6 27 (37.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 25 (34.72%) Microsoft
7 25 (34.72%) .NET
8 24 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
9 23 (31.94%) Performance Tuning
10 21 (29.17%) Octopus Deploy
11 20 (27.78%) Continuous Integration
11 20 (27.78%) T-SQL
12 19 (26.39%) Microsoft Certification
13 18 (25.00%) Windows
14 17 (23.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 17 (23.61%) PowerShell
15 16 (22.22%) SQL Server 2016
15 16 (22.22%) ETL
16 15 (20.83%) High Availability
17 14 (19.44%) Windows Server
17 14 (19.44%) DevOps
17 14 (19.44%) SQL Server 2014
17 14 (19.44%) Data Modelling
17 14 (19.44%) C#
17 14 (19.44%) Scrum
18 13 (18.06%) SQL Server 2005
18 13 (18.06%) Performance Monitoring
18 13 (18.06%) Team Foundation Server
19 12 (16.67%) SQL Server 2012

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 10 (13.89%) IIS
2 8 (11.11%) WebSphere
3 2 (2.78%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.39%) GemFire
4 1 (1.39%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (1.39%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 2 (2.78%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.39%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (2.78%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.39%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 10 (13.89%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.78%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.78%) GitHub
3 1 (1.39%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.78%) snoop
2 1 (1.39%) Firewall
2 1 (1.39%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 64 (88.89%) SQL Server
2 44 (61.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 27 (37.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 24 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
5 17 (23.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 16 (22.22%) SQL Server 2016
7 14 (19.44%) SQL Server 2014
8 13 (18.06%) SQL Server 2005
9 12 (16.67%) SQL Server 2012
10 10 (13.89%) Data Warehouse
11 9 (12.50%) QlikView
12 5 (6.94%) Relational Database
12 5 (6.94%) Snowflake Schema
12 5 (6.94%) Star Schema
13 4 (5.56%) RDBMS
14 2 (2.78%) MongoDB
15 1 (1.39%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
15 1 (1.39%) Data Lake
15 1 (1.39%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
15 1 (1.39%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 21 (29.17%) Octopus Deploy
2 13 (18.06%) Team Foundation Server
3 11 (15.28%) TeamCity
4 10 (13.89%) MSBuild
5 3 (4.17%) Git (software)
5 3 (4.17%) Jenkins
5 3 (4.17%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 3 (4.17%) Subversion
6 2 (2.78%) LINQPad
6 2 (2.78%) ReSharper
7 1 (1.39%) JIRA
7 1 (1.39%) MSI
7 1 (1.39%) Toad
General
1 32 (44.44%) Finance
2 11 (15.28%) Banking
3 2 (2.78%) Retail
4 1 (1.39%) Digital Economy
4 1 (1.39%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.39%) Law
4 1 (1.39%) Local Government
4 1 (1.39%) Marketing
4 1 (1.39%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 28 (38.89%) DBA
2 24 (33.33%) Developer
3 23 (31.94%) SQL DBA
4 21 (29.17%) SQL Developer
5 9 (12.50%) Architect
5 9 (12.50%) Senior Developer
5 9 (12.50%) Senior SQL Developer
6 8 (11.11%) Data Architect
6 8 (11.11%) DevOps Engineer
6 8 (11.11%) PowerShell Engineer
6 8 (11.11%) Technical Architect
6 8 (11.11%) Windows DevOps Engineer
6 8 (11.11%) Windows Engineer
7 6 (8.33%) Administrator
7 6 (8.33%) Applications Engineer
7 6 (8.33%) SQL Server Architect
7 6 (8.33%) SQL Server Developer
8 5 (6.94%) SQL Server DBA
9 3 (4.17%) Analyst
9 3 (4.17%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (34.72%) .NET
2 12 (16.67%) Web Services
3 10 (13.89%) RESTful
3 10 (13.89%) SOAP
3 10 (13.89%) XML
4 8 (11.11%) MSMQ
4 8 (11.11%) WebSphere MQ
5 2 (2.78%) .NET Framework
5 2 (2.78%) Dapper ORM
5 2 (2.78%) Entity Framework
5 2 (2.78%) JSON
5 2 (2.78%) Managed Extensibility Framework
5 2 (2.78%) REST
5 2 (2.78%) WCF
5 2 (2.78%) WinForms
5 2 (2.78%) WPF
6 1 (1.39%) HTML
6 1 (1.39%) MDX
6 1 (1.39%) Rendezvous
6 1 (1.39%) TIBCO EMS
Miscellaneous
1 11 (15.28%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (13.89%) N-Tier
3 8 (11.11%) Online Banking
4 7 (9.72%) Clustering
5 4 (5.56%) Computer Science
5 4 (5.56%) Data Centre
5 4 (5.56%) Greenfield Project
6 3 (4.17%) Data Structures
6 3 (4.17%) NHS
6 3 (4.17%) Replication
7 2 (2.78%) Algorithms
7 2 (2.78%) Management Information System
8 1 (1.39%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (1.39%) Enterprise Storage
8 1 (1.39%) Market Risk
8 1 (1.39%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 18 (25.00%) Windows
2 14 (19.44%) Windows Server
3 5 (6.94%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (2.78%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (1.39%) Linux
5 1 (1.39%) Ubuntu
5 1 (1.39%) Windows 10
5 1 (1.39%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.39%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.39%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (40.28%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (31.94%) Performance Tuning
3 20 (27.78%) Continuous Integration
4 16 (22.22%) ETL
5 15 (20.83%) High Availability
6 14 (19.44%) Data Modelling
6 14 (19.44%) DevOps
6 14 (19.44%) Scrum
7 13 (18.06%) Performance Monitoring
8 12 (16.67%) Capacity Planning
8 12 (16.67%) SDLC
9 11 (15.28%) Enterprise Architecture
10 10 (13.89%) Configuration Management
10 10 (13.89%) Requirements Analysis
10 10 (13.89%) Task Automation
10 10 (13.89%) TOGAF
11 9 (12.50%) Analytical Thinking
11 9 (12.50%) Mentoring
12 8 (11.11%) Application Performance Management
12 8 (11.11%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 70 (97.22%) SQL
2 20 (27.78%) T-SQL
3 17 (23.61%) PowerShell
4 14 (19.44%) C#
5 2 (2.78%) Java
5 2 (2.78%) VBA
6 1 (1.39%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.39%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 19 (26.39%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (15.28%) Degree
3 9 (12.50%) MCITP
3 9 (12.50%) MCSE
4 4 (5.56%) Security Cleared
5 2 (2.78%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (1.39%) DBS Check
6 1 (1.39%) DV Cleared
6 1 (1.39%) MCDBA
6 1 (1.39%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (13.89%) HL7
2 8 (11.11%) QA
System Software
1 4 (5.56%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.78%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (1.39%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (13.89%) Puppet
2 4 (5.56%) Ansible
3 2 (2.78%) HP Data Protector
4 1 (1.39%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 1 (1.39%) Oracle RMAN
4 1 (1.39%) SCOM
4 1 (1.39%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (1.39%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 25 (34.72%) Microsoft
2 8 (11.11%) AppDynamics
2 8 (11.11%) Dynatrace
2 8 (11.11%) New Relic
3 3 (4.17%) HP
3 3 (4.17%) VMware
4 2 (2.78%) DevExpress
4 2 (2.78%) Infragistics
4 2 (2.78%) Neverfail
4 2 (2.78%) Oracle
4 2 (2.78%) Syncfusion
4 2 (2.78%) Telerik
5 1 (1.39%) Lumension
5 1 (1.39%) McAfee
5 1 (1.39%) MuleSoft
5 1 (1.39%) Solace
5 1 (1.39%) TIBCO