The median contractor rate for a Senior SQL Developer was £431 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Senior SQL Developer
UK
Rank 550 596 575
Rank change year-on-year +46 -21  
Contract jobs requiring a Senior SQL Developer 46 46 46
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.10% 0.087% 0.087%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.091% 0.092%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 33 30
Median daily rate £431 £480 £459
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.15% +4.63%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £369 £379 £329
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £700 £628
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £423 £375
% change year-on-year -2.36% +12.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
UK
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 42950 50452 49894
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.82% 95.19% 94.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 27813 32635 30138
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £555
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1510 1582 1977
Median hourly rate £18.00 £18.75 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +7.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £48.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.38
% change year-on-year -12.50% +15.10%  

Senior SQL Developer
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured Senior SQL Developer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Senior SQL Developer in the UK

Senior SQL Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Senior SQL Developer in the UK

Senior SQL Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Senior SQL Developer over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Senior SQL Developer in the UK

Senior SQL Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Senior SQL Developer in the UK

Senior SQL Developer
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Senior SQL Developer within the UK over the 3 months to 24 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 +28 37 £444 -7.55% 26
London +22 20 £475 -1.04% 5
City of London +5 8 £450 -2.17% 1
Northern Ireland - 7 £413 -
County Antrim - 7 £413 -
South East - 6 £325 - 9
Belfast - 6 £413 -
East Midlands -2 4 £438 +16.66% 2
Berkshire - 4 £325 - 1
Derbyshire - 4 £438 -
East of England -7 3 £363 -27.50% 1
Derby - 3 £438 -
Scotland +21 2 £375 -
West Midlands +7 2 - - 1
South West -1 2 - - 1
Wiltshire - 2 - -
Birmingham - 2 - - 1
Edinburgh - 2 £375 -
Bedfordshire - 2 - -
Luton - 2 - -
Maidenhead - 2 £325 -
Reading - 2 - -
Swindon - 2 - -
North West +28 1 £388 -3.12% 3
Yorkshire +11 1 - - 4
Canary Wharf -9 1 £550 +14.58%
West Yorkshire - 1 - - 3
Manchester - 1 £388 - 1
East Sussex - 1 £413 -
West Sussex - 1 - - 1

Senior SQL Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 March 2017, Senior SQL Developer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring Senior SQL Developer in the job title.

1 92 (94.85%) SQL
2 56 (57.73%) SQL Server
3 48 (49.48%) C#
3 48 (49.48%) Finance
4 47 (48.45%) .NET
5 40 (41.24%) Agile Software Development
6 36 (37.11%) T-SQL
7 34 (35.05%) Banking
8 32 (32.99%) MVC
9 29 (29.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 27 (27.84%) Microsoft
11 21 (21.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 20 (20.62%) ASP.NET
12 20 (20.62%) SQL Server 2008
13 17 (17.53%) TDD
14 16 (16.49%) Java
15 15 (15.46%) JavaScript
15 15 (15.46%) MS Excel
15 15 (15.46%) .NET Framework
16 14 (14.43%) ETL
16 14 (14.43%) Oracle
16 14 (14.43%) Windows
17 13 (13.40%) jQuery
18 12 (12.37%) SQL Server 2012
18 12 (12.37%) Unix
18 12 (12.37%) PL/SQL
18 12 (12.37%) Data Warehouse
19 11 (11.34%) Business Intelligence
19 11 (11.34%) WCF
20 10 (10.31%) Linux

Senior SQL Developer Skill Set
Top Related 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 (2.06%) BizTalk Server
1 2 (2.06%) Oracle Coherence
1 2 (2.06%) SharePoint
1 2 (2.06%) Umbraco
2 1 (1.03%) NServiceBus
2 1 (1.03%) Oracle Spatial
2 1 (1.03%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 15 (15.46%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.03%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.06%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (2.06%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.06%) Internet
1 2 (2.06%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (57.73%) SQL Server
2 29 (29.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 21 (21.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 20 (20.62%) SQL Server 2008
5 12 (12.37%) Data Warehouse
5 12 (12.37%) SQL Server 2012
6 7 (7.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 6 (6.19%) Data Mart
7 6 (6.19%) Oracle Database
7 6 (6.19%) Power BI
7 6 (6.19%) SQL Server 2014
8 4 (4.12%) SQL Server 2005
9 3 (3.09%) MySQL
9 3 (3.09%) Oracle Database 12c
9 3 (3.09%) Oracle Reports
9 3 (3.09%) PostgreSQL
9 3 (3.09%) Relational Database
10 2 (2.06%) MongoDB
10 2 (2.06%) SQL Server 2016
11 1 (1.03%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 9 (9.28%) Git (software)
2 8 (8.25%) Subversion
3 5 (5.15%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (3.09%) Visual Studio
5 2 (2.06%) Jenkins
6 1 (1.03%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (1.03%) Cucumber
6 1 (1.03%) JUnit
6 1 (1.03%) LabVIEW
6 1 (1.03%) Maven
6 1 (1.03%) Mockito
6 1 (1.03%) Moq
6 1 (1.03%) MSTest
6 1 (1.03%) NUnit
6 1 (1.03%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (1.03%) TortoiseSVN
General
1 48 (49.48%) Finance
2 34 (35.05%) Banking
3 7 (7.22%) Back Office
4 4 (4.12%) Retail
5 3 (3.09%) Telecoms
6 2 (2.06%) Front Office
6 2 (2.06%) Investment Banking
6 2 (2.06%) Legal
7 1 (1.03%) Advertising
7 1 (1.03%) Corporate Banking
7 1 (1.03%) Manufacturing
7 1 (1.03%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (48.45%) .NET
2 20 (20.62%) ASP.NET
3 15 (15.46%) .NET Framework
4 13 (13.40%) jQuery
5 11 (11.34%) WCF
6 9 (9.28%) AngularJS
6 9 (9.28%) WPF
7 8 (8.25%) ASP.NET Web API
8 7 (7.22%) ASP.NET MVC
8 7 (7.22%) HTML
8 7 (7.22%) XML
9 5 (5.15%) CSS
9 5 (5.15%) Entity Framework
9 5 (5.15%) Web Services
9 5 (5.15%) XSLT
10 4 (4.12%) Ajax
10 4 (4.12%) Spring
10 4 (4.12%) WinForms
10 4 (4.12%) XSD
11 3 (3.09%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (6.19%) Computer Science
2 4 (4.12%) Credit Risk
2 4 (4.12%) Equities
3 3 (3.09%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.06%) Fintech
4 2 (2.06%) Grid Computing
4 2 (2.06%) Internet of Things
4 2 (2.06%) Market Risk
4 2 (2.06%) N-Tier
4 2 (2.06%) Replication
4 2 (2.06%) User Experience
5 1 (1.03%) Algorithms
5 1 (1.03%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (1.03%) Data Structures
5 1 (1.03%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.03%) Equity Derivative
5 1 (1.03%) Fixed Income
5 1 (1.03%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 14 (14.43%) Windows
2 12 (12.37%) Unix
3 10 (10.31%) Linux
4 1 (1.03%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.03%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (41.24%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (32.99%) MVC
3 17 (17.53%) TDD
4 14 (14.43%) ETL
5 11 (11.34%) Business Intelligence
6 9 (9.28%) Scrum
6 9 (9.28%) Unit Testing
7 7 (7.22%) Front End Development
7 7 (7.22%) OO
7 7 (7.22%) SDLC
8 6 (6.19%) Waterfall
8 6 (6.19%) Web Development
9 5 (5.15%) Performance Tuning
9 5 (5.15%) SOLID
10 4 (4.12%) Migration
10 4 (4.12%) Project Management
11 3 (3.09%) BDD
11 3 (3.09%) Data Modelling
11 3 (3.09%) OOD
11 3 (3.09%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 92 (94.85%) SQL
2 48 (49.48%) C#
3 36 (37.11%) T-SQL
4 16 (16.49%) Java
5 15 (15.46%) JavaScript
6 12 (12.37%) PL/SQL
7 10 (10.31%) Python
8 6 (6.19%) C++
9 5 (5.15%) Shell Script
10 4 (4.12%) VBA
11 2 (2.06%) Perl
11 2 (2.06%) VB
12 1 (1.03%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
12 1 (1.03%) MATLAB
12 1 (1.03%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (5.15%) SC Cleared
1 5 (5.15%) Security Cleared
2 4 (4.12%) Degree
3 2 (2.06%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.03%) MCDBA
4 1 (1.03%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.03%) Basel II
1 1 (1.03%) Basel III
1 1 (1.03%) Data Quality
1 1 (1.03%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 1 (1.03%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (1.03%) Control-M
Vendors
1 27 (27.84%) Microsoft
2 14 (14.43%) Oracle
3 2 (2.06%) SAP
3 2 (2.06%) Solace
3 2 (2.06%) TIBCO
4 1 (1.03%) Ab Initio
4 1 (1.03%) Bloomberg
4 1 (1.03%) Informatica
4 1 (1.03%) Netezza
4 1 (1.03%) RedGate
4 1 (1.03%) Teradata
London
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Rate: £400 - £450 Per Day
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day 3 Months initially
Posted: 3 days ago
Sutton, Surrey
Intrinsic Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Up to £450 per day + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago