Period
to 24 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Senior SQL Developer was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 24 November 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.

Senior SQL Developer
UK
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 735 743 759
Rank change year-on-year +8 +16 +19
Contract jobs requiring a Senior SQL Developer 161 143 135
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.16% 0.14% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.14% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 140 108 106
UK median daily rate £500 £420 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +19.05% -6.67% -
10th Percentile £313 £263 £323
90th Percentile £813 £538 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £388 £375
% change year-on-year -4.52% +3.33% -1.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
UK median hourly rate - £57.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £57.50 -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
UK
Contract vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 97695 99488 108685
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.79% 94.75% 94.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 64489 64865 69136
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £260 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £393 £375
% change year-on-year +1.91% +4.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2905 3326 4142
UK median hourly rate £18.69 £18.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.81% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.93 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.45 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50

Senior SQL Developer
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Senior SQL Developer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

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 6 months to 24 November 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Senior SQL Developer.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Senior SQL Developer in the UK

Senior SQL Developer
Top 14 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 6 months to 24 November 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 +11 153 £513 +21.30% 29
London +32 103 £550 +15.79% 8
UK excluding London +12 58 £370 -4.52% 21
North of England +48 21 £325 -10.34% 7
Yorkshire +40 18 £325 -13.33% 4
Midlands +27 13 £380 +3.05% 1
East Midlands +2 12 £380 +4.83%
South East -4 10 £506 +19.12% 10
East of England +2 6 £338 -32.50%
North West +10 3 £500 +37.93% 3
Scotland +3 3 £400 +60.00%
Northern Ireland -40 3 £388 +6.90%
Wales +13 2 £525 -
West Midlands +13 1 - - 1

Senior SQL Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 November 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.

1 146 (90.68%) SQL
2 109 (67.70%) SQL Server
3 88 (54.66%) C#
4 83 (51.55%) .NET
5 79 (49.07%) Finance
6 66 (40.99%) Agile Software Development
7 57 (35.40%) Microsoft
8 45 (27.95%) T-SQL
9 43 (26.71%) ASP.NET
10 42 (26.09%) Banking
11 38 (23.60%) MVC
12 37 (22.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 31 (19.25%) ETL
14 29 (18.01%) TDD
15 27 (16.77%) Java
15 27 (16.77%) ASP.NET MVC
16 25 (15.53%) WCF
17 24 (14.91%) Degree
17 24 (14.91%) Front Office
18 23 (14.29%) JIRA
19 22 (13.66%) JavaScript
19 22 (13.66%) SQL Server 2012
20 21 (13.04%) SQL Server 2008
21 20 (12.42%) AngularJS
21 20 (12.42%) Performance Tuning
21 20 (12.42%) Business Intelligence
21 20 (12.42%) WPF
21 20 (12.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
22 19 (11.80%) NoSQL
23 18 (11.18%) Analytical Skills

Senior SQL Developer Skill Set
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 6 (3.73%) Confluence
2 5 (3.11%) IIS
3 3 (1.86%) BizTalk Server
3 3 (1.86%) SharePoint
3 3 (1.86%) WebSphere
4 2 (1.24%) Apache Spark
4 2 (1.24%) Oracle Coherence
5 1 (0.62%) Apache Solr
5 1 (0.62%) CMS
5 1 (0.62%) Ethereum
5 1 (0.62%) JBoss
5 1 (0.62%) Mule
5 1 (0.62%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (0.62%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (0.62%) WebLogic
Applications
1 3 (1.86%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (1.86%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.24%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (1.86%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.24%) SunGard GMI
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.86%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (1.86%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (1.86%) PaaS
2 1 (0.62%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.62%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 109 (67.70%) SQL Server
2 37 (22.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 22 (13.66%) SQL Server 2012
4 21 (13.04%) SQL Server 2008
5 20 (12.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 19 (11.80%) NoSQL
7 14 (8.70%) Data Warehouse
8 13 (8.07%) MongoDB
8 13 (8.07%) QlikView
9 12 (7.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 11 (6.83%) Relational Database
11 10 (6.21%) Hadoop
12 8 (4.97%) SQL Server 2016
13 7 (4.35%) Oracle Database
14 6 (3.73%) OLAP
15 5 (3.11%) Oracle Reports
15 5 (3.11%) Power BI
16 4 (2.48%) OLAP Cube
16 4 (2.48%) SQL Server 2014
17 3 (1.86%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 23 (14.29%) JIRA
2 11 (6.83%) MSTest
2 11 (6.83%) Octopus Deploy
2 11 (6.83%) Team Foundation Server
3 10 (6.21%) Git (software)
3 10 (6.21%) Visual Studio
4 8 (4.97%) JIRA Agile
4 8 (4.97%) Selenium
4 8 (4.97%) Subversion
5 7 (4.35%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 6 (3.73%) TeamCity
7 4 (2.48%) Eclipse
7 4 (2.48%) NUnit
8 3 (1.86%) Maven
9 2 (1.24%) Cucumber
9 2 (1.24%) Hudson
9 2 (1.24%) IntelliJ
9 2 (1.24%) JUnit
9 2 (1.24%) Moq
10 1 (0.62%) FishEye
General
1 79 (49.07%) Finance
2 42 (26.09%) Banking
3 24 (14.91%) Front Office
4 14 (8.70%) Investment Banking
5 10 (6.21%) Retail
6 3 (1.86%) Back Office
6 3 (1.86%) Legal
7 2 (1.24%) Publishing
7 2 (1.24%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.62%) Advertising
8 1 (0.62%) Automotive
8 1 (0.62%) General Ledger
8 1 (0.62%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 83 (51.55%) .NET
2 43 (26.71%) ASP.NET
3 27 (16.77%) ASP.NET MVC
4 25 (15.53%) WCF
5 20 (12.42%) AngularJS
5 20 (12.42%) WPF
6 16 (9.94%) HTML
7 13 (8.07%) .NET Framework
8 11 (6.83%) ASP.NET MVC 4
8 11 (6.83%) CSS
9 10 (6.21%) Spring
10 8 (4.97%) ASP.NET MVC 5
10 8 (4.97%) Web Services
11 7 (4.35%) Hibernate
12 6 (3.73%) KnockoutJS
12 6 (3.73%) React
12 6 (3.73%) Reactive Extensions
12 6 (3.73%) REST
12 6 (3.73%) RESTful
12 6 (3.73%) Task Parallel Library
Miscellaneous
1 18 (11.18%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (7.45%) Enterprise Software
2 12 (7.45%) Fixed Income
3 11 (6.83%) Computer Science
3 11 (6.83%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 10 (6.21%) Credit Risk
5 9 (5.59%) Data Structures
6 6 (3.73%) Market Risk
7 5 (3.11%) Derivative
7 5 (3.11%) Equities
8 3 (1.86%) Greenfield Project
8 3 (1.86%) Mobile App
9 2 (1.24%) Credit Derivative
9 2 (1.24%) FMCG
10 1 (0.62%) Equity Derivative
10 1 (0.62%) Grid Computing
10 1 (0.62%) Mainframe
10 1 (0.62%) Management Information System
10 1 (0.62%) NHS
10 1 (0.62%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 12 (7.45%) Unix
2 10 (6.21%) Linux
3 5 (3.11%) Windows
4 2 (1.24%) Android
4 2 (1.24%) Apple iOS
4 2 (1.24%) Nucleus RTOS
5 1 (0.62%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (40.99%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (23.60%) MVC
3 31 (19.25%) ETL
4 29 (18.01%) TDD
5 20 (12.42%) Business Intelligence
5 20 (12.42%) Performance Tuning
6 17 (10.56%) Analytics
7 16 (9.94%) Scrum
8 15 (9.32%) Migration
9 14 (8.70%) BDD
10 13 (8.07%) Kanban
10 13 (8.07%) MVVM
10 13 (8.07%) Test Automation
11 12 (7.45%) Analytical Thinking
11 12 (7.45%) SDLC
12 10 (6.21%) Stakeholder Management
13 9 (5.59%) Data Analysis
13 9 (5.59%) Data Modelling
13 9 (5.59%) Mentoring
13 9 (5.59%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 146 (90.68%) SQL
2 88 (54.66%) C#
3 45 (27.95%) T-SQL
4 27 (16.77%) Java
5 22 (13.66%) JavaScript
6 13 (8.07%) Python
7 10 (6.21%) PL/SQL
7 10 (6.21%) Ruby
8 8 (4.97%) C++
9 7 (4.35%) Shell Script
10 5 (3.11%) VB
11 4 (2.48%) C
12 3 (1.86%) PowerShell
13 2 (1.24%) TypeScript
14 1 (0.62%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
14 1 (0.62%) Perl
14 1 (0.62%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 24 (14.91%) Degree
2 12 (7.45%) MCITP
2 12 (7.45%) Microsoft Certification
3 11 (6.83%) Computer Science Degree
3 11 (6.83%) MCSE
4 7 (4.35%) PhD
5 2 (1.24%) SC Cleared
5 2 (1.24%) Security Cleared
6 1 (0.62%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.62%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (9.32%) MiFID
2 8 (4.97%) EMIR
3 1 (0.62%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.62%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.62%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (1.24%) Hadoop YARN
Vendors
1 57 (35.40%) Microsoft
2 16 (9.94%) Oracle
3 13 (8.07%) RedGate
4 8 (4.97%) Tableau
5 2 (1.24%) Cloudera
5 2 (1.24%) Cognos
5 2 (1.24%) CQG
5 2 (1.24%) Fidessa
5 2 (1.24%) FIS
5 2 (1.24%) Jaspersoft
5 2 (1.24%) SunGard
6 1 (0.62%) Bloomberg
6 1 (0.62%) Cerner
6 1 (0.62%) Charles River
6 1 (0.62%) Murex
6 1 (0.62%) SAP
6 1 (0.62%) Sybase
6 1 (0.62%) Teradata
6 1 (0.62%) TIBCO
6 1 (0.62%) VMware