Period
to 17 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Senior SQL Server Developer was £381 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 17 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 Server Developer
UK
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 858 871 876
Rank change year-on-year +13 +5 +5
Contract jobs requiring a Senior SQL Server Developer 20 23 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.019% 0.022% 0.015%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.021% 0.023% 0.016%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 19 13
UK median daily rate £381 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.29% -5.56% +20.00%
10th Percentile £313 £356 £331
90th Percentile £625 £545 £570
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £363 £369
% change year-on-year -6.21% -1.69% +13.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 97472 100409 109082
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.81% 94.75% 94.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 64264 65451 69386
UK median daily rate £448 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.29% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £260 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2912 3320 4146
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.26 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.77 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +1.54% - +8.29%

Senior SQL Server Developer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Senior SQL Server Developer in the UK

Senior SQL Server Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Senior SQL Server Developer in the UK

Senior SQL Server Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Senior SQL Server Developer over the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Senior SQL Server Developer in the UK

Senior SQL Server Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Senior SQL Server Developer in the UK

Senior SQL Server Developer
Top 10 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 Server Developer within the UK over the 6 months to 17 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 +14 19 £400 -5.88% 3
London -3 11 £450 -14.29% 1
UK excluding London +26 9 £340 -6.21% 2
East of England - 5 £325 - 1
Midlands +23 2 - -
East Midlands -4 1 - -
North West - 1 £400 -
West Midlands - 1 - -
North of England - 1 £400 - 1
Scotland - 1 £340 -

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

For the 6 months to 17 November 2017, Senior SQL Server 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 Server Developer in the job title.

1 20 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 14 (70.00%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (55.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 11 (55.00%) .NET
3 11 (55.00%) C#
3 11 (55.00%) Microsoft
4 9 (45.00%) Finance
5 8 (40.00%) MVC
5 8 (40.00%) Team Foundation Server
5 8 (40.00%) Performance Tuning
5 8 (40.00%) SDLC
6 7 (35.00%) WCF
6 7 (35.00%) TDD
6 7 (35.00%) Migration
7 6 (30.00%) ETL
7 6 (30.00%) Data Warehouse
7 6 (30.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 6 (30.00%) SOLID
8 5 (25.00%) SQL
9 4 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
9 4 (20.00%) Investment Banking
9 4 (20.00%) Banking
9 4 (20.00%) QlikView
9 4 (20.00%) RESTful
9 4 (20.00%) Inversion of Control
10 3 (15.00%) Enterprise Software
10 3 (15.00%) SQL Server 2008
10 3 (15.00%) RedGate
10 3 (15.00%) REST
10 3 (15.00%) Data Modelling

Senior SQL Server 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 1 (5.00%) Apache Solr
1 1 (5.00%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (5.00%) Confluence
1 1 (5.00%) Ethereum
1 1 (5.00%) JBoss
1 1 (5.00%) Mule
Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.00%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 11 (55.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 6 (30.00%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (30.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (20.00%) QlikView
5 3 (15.00%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (10.00%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
6 2 (10.00%) Relational Database
6 2 (10.00%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (5.00%) Blockchain
7 1 (5.00%) MongoDB
7 1 (5.00%) MS Access
7 1 (5.00%) MySQL
7 1 (5.00%) NoSQL
7 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2016
7 1 (5.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 8 (40.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (15.00%) Visual Studio
3 2 (10.00%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (5.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (5.00%) FishEye
4 1 (5.00%) Hudson
4 1 (5.00%) JIRA
4 1 (5.00%) jMock
4 1 (5.00%) JUnit
4 1 (5.00%) Maven
4 1 (5.00%) Subversion
General
1 9 (45.00%) Finance
2 4 (20.00%) Banking
2 4 (20.00%) Investment Banking
3 2 (10.00%) Publishing
4 1 (5.00%) Automotive
4 1 (5.00%) Back Office
4 1 (5.00%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (55.00%) .NET
2 7 (35.00%) WCF
3 4 (20.00%) RESTful
4 3 (15.00%) REST
5 2 (10.00%) AngularJS
5 2 (10.00%) ASP.NET
5 2 (10.00%) Web Services
6 1 (5.00%) .NET Framework
6 1 (5.00%) Apache Camel
6 1 (5.00%) FpML
6 1 (5.00%) Hibernate
6 1 (5.00%) HTML
6 1 (5.00%) Java EE
6 1 (5.00%) JAXB
6 1 (5.00%) JMS
6 1 (5.00%) JTA
6 1 (5.00%) JTS
6 1 (5.00%) Spring
6 1 (5.00%) XML
6 1 (5.00%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.00%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (5.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (5.00%) Fixed Income
2 1 (5.00%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (5.00%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.00%) Linux
1 1 (5.00%) Unix
1 1 (5.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (70.00%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (40.00%) MVC
2 8 (40.00%) Performance Tuning
2 8 (40.00%) SDLC
3 7 (35.00%) Migration
3 7 (35.00%) TDD
4 6 (30.00%) ETL
4 6 (30.00%) SOLID
5 4 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
5 4 (20.00%) Inversion of Control
6 3 (15.00%) Data Modelling
7 2 (10.00%) Asset Management
7 2 (10.00%) Data Cleansing
7 2 (10.00%) Data Mapping
7 2 (10.00%) Data Transformation
7 2 (10.00%) Digital Transformation Programme
7 2 (10.00%) Dimensional Modelling
7 2 (10.00%) Fund Management
7 2 (10.00%) SOA
7 2 (10.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 11 (55.00%) C#
2 5 (25.00%) SQL
3 2 (10.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (10.00%) T-SQL
3 2 (10.00%) TypeScript
4 1 (5.00%) Java
4 1 (5.00%) PowerShell
4 1 (5.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 2 (10.00%) MCITP
1 2 (10.00%) MCSE
1 2 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (5.00%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (5.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (5.00%) Docker
Vendors
1 11 (55.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (15.00%) RedGate
3 1 (5.00%) Atlassian
3 1 (5.00%) Bloomberg
3 1 (5.00%) Murex
3 1 (5.00%) SAP
3 1 (5.00%) Sybase