The median contractor rate for a SQL Developer was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 25 June 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.

SQL Developer
UK
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 156 168 85
Rank change year-on-year +12 -83  
Contract jobs requiring a SQL Developer 714 829 1417
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.54% 1.56% 2.53%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.63% 1.65% 2.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 555 608 1084
Median daily rate £400 £363 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.34% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £306 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £538 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £338 £325
% change year-on-year +7.40% +3.84%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 7
Median hourly rate - £35.00 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £35.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year - +6.06%  

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 43855 50329 53147
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.75% 94.86% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 28363 32827 33406
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £568
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1353 1495 2037
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £44.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

SQL Developer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for SQL Developer in the UK

SQL Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL Developer in the UK

SQL Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Developer over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SQL Developer in the UK

SQL Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL Developer in the UK

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 SQL Developer within the UK over the 3 months to 25 June 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 +4 664 £410 +12.32% 256
London +10 345 £473 +8.05% 112
South East +23 118 £400 +9.58% 42
City of London -11 62 £438 +2.94% 28
North West +10 54 £350 +7.69% 37
South West -10 46 £375 +15.38% 10
Yorkshire +6 40 £330 -12.00% 23
Oxfordshire +13 39 £550 +54.92% 4
Oxford +14 32 £535 +52.85% 3
Scotland +42 30 £365 +6.18% 7
East of England -14 30 £344 +5.76% 5
Manchester +9 27 £325 - 19
West Yorkshire +7 25 £325 -8.45% 16
Edinburgh +28 24 £375 +7.14% 3
Leeds +15 21 £325 -12.45% 11
Berkshire +23 18 £375 -16.66% 4
West Midlands -8 17 £305 -15.86% 15
Cheshire +18 15 £363 +11.53% 9
Reading +17 13 £375 -16.66%
Hertfordshire +7 13 £350 -30.00% 1
Wales -1 13 £370 +23.33% 1
Surrey -10 13 £450 +15.38% 14
West Sussex +18 12 £325 -10.95% 4
Cardiff +5 12 £370 +18.40% 1
Devon -1 12 £320 -0.77% 1
South Wales -1 12 £370 +23.33% 1
Bristol -16 12 £388 +13.97% 3
East Midlands -40 11 £338 +20.53% 8
Kent 0 10 £339 -9.66% 5
Cambridgeshire 0 10 £313 +27.55%

SQL Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 June 2017, 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 SQL Developer in the job title.

1 1325 (91.07%) SQL
2 799 (54.91%) SQL Server
3 525 (36.08%) C#
4 494 (33.95%) .NET
5 445 (30.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 414 (28.45%) Agile Software Development
6 414 (28.45%) Finance
7 351 (24.12%) Business Intelligence
8 340 (23.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 336 (23.09%) T-SQL
10 304 (20.89%) Oracle
11 303 (20.82%) Microsoft
12 276 (18.97%) ETL
13 260 (17.87%) Data Warehouse
14 239 (16.43%) JavaScript
15 224 (15.40%) ASP.NET
16 212 (14.57%) Java
17 206 (14.16%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 202 (13.88%) MVC
19 201 (13.81%) PL/SQL
19 201 (13.81%) Banking
20 172 (11.82%) HTML
21 170 (11.68%) SQL Server 2012
22 147 (10.10%) SQL Server 2008
23 145 (9.97%) TDD
24 137 (9.42%) jQuery
25 130 (8.93%) Team Foundation Server
26 128 (8.80%) Migration
27 124 (8.52%) CSS
28 122 (8.38%) Oracle Database

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 33 (2.27%) SharePoint
2 28 (1.92%) JBoss
3 26 (1.79%) WebSphere
4 20 (1.37%) WebSphere Application Server
5 18 (1.24%) IIS
6 16 (1.10%) Elasticsearch
6 16 (1.10%) WebSphere Process Server
7 13 (0.89%) SAS
8 11 (0.76%) Oracle Workflow
9 10 (0.69%) CMS
9 10 (0.69%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 9 (0.62%) BizTalk Server
10 9 (0.62%) WebLogic
11 6 (0.41%) Apache Spark
11 6 (0.41%) WildFly
12 5 (0.34%) Confluence
12 5 (0.34%) nginx
12 5 (0.34%) Tuxedo
13 4 (0.27%) ColdFusion
13 4 (0.27%) Tomcat
Applications
1 96 (6.60%) Microsoft Excel
2 15 (1.03%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (0.27%) LaTeX
3 4 (0.27%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.14%) SPSS
5 1 (0.069%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.069%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.069%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 23 (1.58%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (0.55%) Dynamics NAV
3 7 (0.48%) Markit EDM
3 7 (0.48%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 6 (0.41%) ION MarketView
4 6 (0.41%) Oracle Applications
5 5 (0.34%) Oracle EBS
6 4 (0.27%) Oracle iStore
6 4 (0.27%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 4 (0.27%) Temenos T24
7 3 (0.21%) Cognos TM1
7 3 (0.21%) Dynamics AX
7 3 (0.21%) FINCAD Analytics
7 3 (0.21%) Oracle Utilities
8 2 (0.14%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 2 (0.14%) Oracle BPM
8 2 (0.14%) Oracle CRM
8 2 (0.14%) Siebel CRM
8 2 (0.14%) Unit4 Business World
8 2 (0.14%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 55 (3.78%) Microsoft Azure
2 27 (1.86%) Amazon AWS
3 21 (1.44%) GitHub
4 6 (0.41%) Cloud Computing
5 5 (0.34%) SaaS
6 3 (0.21%) Azure Data Factory
6 3 (0.21%) IaaS
6 3 (0.21%) PaaS
7 2 (0.14%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (0.14%) AWS Lambda
7 2 (0.14%) Azure Active Directory
7 2 (0.14%) Azure Machine Learning
7 2 (0.14%) Google Analytics
7 2 (0.14%) Google Checkout
7 2 (0.14%) iTunes
7 2 (0.14%) Slack
8 1 (0.069%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.069%) Amazon SQS
8 1 (0.069%) AWS Data Pipeline
8 1 (0.069%) CallidusCloud
Communications & Networking
1 5 (0.34%) HTTP
2 4 (0.27%) Intranet
2 4 (0.27%) Skype
3 3 (0.21%) Internet
3 3 (0.21%) IP Telephony
3 3 (0.21%) LDAP
4 2 (0.14%) DNS
4 2 (0.14%) Extranet
5 1 (0.069%) DHCP
5 1 (0.069%) NFC
5 1 (0.069%) SMPP
5 1 (0.069%) SMTP
5 1 (0.069%) SSH
5 1 (0.069%) SSL
5 1 (0.069%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.069%) tcpdump
5 1 (0.069%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 799 (54.91%) SQL Server
2 445 (30.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 340 (23.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 260 (17.87%) Data Warehouse
5 206 (14.16%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 170 (11.68%) SQL Server 2012
7 147 (10.10%) SQL Server 2008
8 122 (8.38%) Oracle Database
9 98 (6.74%) Relational Database
10 89 (6.12%) SQL Server 2014
11 77 (5.29%) Power BI
12 65 (4.47%) SQL Server 2016
13 51 (3.51%) Oracle Database 11g
14 47 (3.23%) RDBMS
14 47 (3.23%) SQL Server 2005
15 38 (2.61%) QlikView
16 34 (2.34%) OLAP
17 33 (2.27%) Oracle Database 12c
18 29 (1.99%) SQLPlus
19 28 (1.92%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 130 (8.93%) Team Foundation Server
2 87 (5.98%) Visual Studio
3 56 (3.85%) Git (software)
4 43 (2.96%) JIRA
5 37 (2.54%) Jenkins
6 34 (2.34%) Subversion
7 31 (2.13%) Maven
8 26 (1.79%) JUnit
8 26 (1.79%) Moq
9 25 (1.72%) NUnit
10 24 (1.65%) Cucumber
11 20 (1.37%) Mockito
11 20 (1.37%) ReSharper
12 19 (1.31%) MSBuild
13 18 (1.24%) TeamCity
14 16 (1.10%) Selenium
15 15 (1.03%) IntelliJ
15 15 (1.03%) Oracle Forms
15 15 (1.03%) Talend Open Studio
16 13 (0.89%) Toad
General
1 414 (28.45%) Finance
2 201 (13.81%) Banking
3 86 (5.91%) Front Office
4 66 (4.54%) Investment Banking
5 45 (3.09%) Retail
6 33 (2.27%) Marketing
7 22 (1.51%) Back Office
8 20 (1.37%) Telecoms
9 19 (1.31%) Financial Institution
10 15 (1.03%) Legal
11 13 (0.89%) Advertising
12 11 (0.76%) Manufacturing
13 10 (0.69%) Electronics
14 6 (0.41%) Private Banking
15 5 (0.34%) Billing
15 5 (0.34%) Music Industry
15 5 (0.34%) Publishing
15 5 (0.34%) Retail Banking
16 4 (0.27%) General Ledger
16 4 (0.27%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 494 (33.95%) .NET
2 224 (15.40%) ASP.NET
3 172 (11.82%) HTML
4 137 (9.42%) jQuery
5 124 (8.52%) CSS
6 114 (7.84%) .NET Framework
7 104 (7.15%) Web Services
8 103 (7.08%) AngularJS
9 100 (6.87%) WCF
10 98 (6.74%) Entity Framework
11 96 (6.60%) ASP.NET MVC
12 68 (4.67%) XML
13 59 (4.05%) WPF
14 58 (3.99%) ASP.NET Web API
14 58 (3.99%) Spring
15 51 (3.51%) HTML5
16 47 (3.23%) Ajax
17 45 (3.09%) WinForms
18 40 (2.75%) MDX
19 38 (2.61%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 80 (5.50%) Analytical Skills
2 65 (4.47%) Fixed Income
3 55 (3.78%) Greenfield Project
4 47 (3.23%) Computer Science
5 40 (2.75%) Derivative
6 36 (2.47%) Data Structures
7 32 (2.20%) Algorithms
8 27 (1.86%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 22 (1.51%) Fintech
10 21 (1.44%) Hedge funds
11 20 (1.37%) Equities
12 18 (1.24%) NHS
13 16 (1.10%) Enterprise Software
14 13 (0.89%) Client/Server
15 10 (0.69%) Market Risk
15 10 (0.69%) Mobile App
16 9 (0.62%) Replication
17 8 (0.55%) iPad
17 8 (0.55%) Linux Command Line
18 7 (0.48%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 120 (8.25%) Linux
2 114 (7.84%) Unix
3 88 (6.05%) Windows
4 15 (1.03%) Windows Server
5 8 (0.55%) Android
6 7 (0.48%) AIX
7 5 (0.34%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (0.27%) Solaris
9 3 (0.21%) Apple iOS
9 3 (0.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (0.14%) Mac OS X
10 2 (0.14%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (0.14%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.069%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.069%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 414 (28.45%) Agile Software Development
2 351 (24.12%) Business Intelligence
3 276 (18.97%) ETL
4 202 (13.88%) MVC
5 145 (9.97%) TDD
6 128 (8.80%) Migration
7 119 (8.18%) SDLC
8 104 (7.15%) Scrum
9 103 (7.08%) Data Modelling
10 99 (6.80%) Unit Testing
11 92 (6.32%) Performance Tuning
12 86 (5.91%) Continuous Integration
13 68 (4.67%) Asset Management
14 66 (4.54%) Test Automation
15 64 (4.40%) OO
16 63 (4.33%) Software Engineering
17 61 (4.19%) Kimball Methodology
18 57 (3.92%) Analytics
19 55 (3.78%) Multithreading
20 53 (3.64%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 1325 (91.07%) SQL
2 525 (36.08%) C#
3 336 (23.09%) T-SQL
4 239 (16.43%) JavaScript
5 212 (14.57%) Java
6 201 (13.81%) PL/SQL
7 84 (5.77%) VB.NET
8 66 (4.54%) C++
9 65 (4.47%) Python
9 65 (4.47%) VBA
10 64 (4.40%) Shell Script
11 50 (3.44%) C
12 27 (1.86%) Perl
13 26 (1.79%) PowerShell
14 21 (1.44%) VB
15 20 (1.37%) PHP
16 15 (1.03%) TypeScript
17 12 (0.82%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
18 11 (0.76%) R
19 8 (0.55%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 66 (4.54%) Degree
2 53 (3.64%) Security Cleared
3 40 (2.75%) SC Cleared
4 21 (1.44%) Computer Science Degree
5 15 (1.03%) Microsoft Certification
6 9 (0.62%) MCITP
7 8 (0.55%) DV Cleared
8 7 (0.48%) CFA
9 5 (0.34%) BPSS Clearance
9 5 (0.34%) Master's Degree
9 5 (0.34%) MCTS
9 5 (0.34%) Oracle Certification
10 4 (0.27%) MCSE
11 3 (0.21%) Numerate Degree
12 2 (0.14%) AWS Certification
12 2 (0.14%) DBS Check
12 2 (0.14%) Postgraduate
13 1 (0.069%) HND
13 1 (0.069%) IBM Certification
13 1 (0.069%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (1.99%) QA
2 24 (1.65%) Data Quality
3 11 (0.76%) MiFID
4 8 (0.55%) EMIR
5 5 (0.34%) SLA
6 3 (0.21%) Disclosure Scotland
7 2 (0.14%) Dodd-Frank
7 2 (0.14%) HL7
7 2 (0.14%) IFRS
8 1 (0.069%) Basel III
8 1 (0.069%) IFRS 9
8 1 (0.069%) ISO 8583
8 1 (0.069%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 1 (0.069%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.069%) Solvency II
System Software
1 6 (0.41%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.14%) HDFS
2 2 (0.14%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.069%) Docker
3 1 (0.069%) Firmware
3 1 (0.069%) NFS
3 1 (0.069%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (0.069%) Platform Symphony
Systems Management
1 10 (0.69%) Control-M
2 7 (0.48%) Ansible
3 3 (0.21%) Oracle RMAN
4 2 (0.14%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (0.069%) Data Guard
5 1 (0.069%) Grafana
5 1 (0.069%) Graphite
5 1 (0.069%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.069%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 1 (0.069%) Puppet
5 1 (0.069%) SCOrch
5 1 (0.069%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 304 (20.89%) Oracle
2 303 (20.82%) Microsoft
3 36 (2.47%) Tableau
4 22 (1.51%) SAP
5 19 (1.31%) Sybase
6 18 (1.24%) Bloomberg
7 15 (1.03%) Cognos
7 15 (1.03%) Talend
8 11 (0.76%) IBM
8 11 (0.76%) RedGate
8 11 (0.76%) TIBCO
9 10 (0.69%) Perforce
9 10 (0.69%) Salesforce.com
9 10 (0.69%) Teradata
9 10 (0.69%) Xamarin
10 8 (0.55%) Ab Initio
11 7 (0.48%) Netezza
11 7 (0.48%) Sitecore
11 7 (0.48%) Telerik
12 6 (0.41%) Tradeweb
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Leeds, West Yorkshire
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Devonshire Hayes Recruitment Specialists Ltd
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I3
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
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Staffordshire
Venn Group
Rate: £300 - £325 Per Day
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Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
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London
Client Server
Rate: £550 to £650 per day
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Square One Resources
Rate: From £425 to £467 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
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ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £500 - £650 per day
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Pioneer Search
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