Period
to 18 February 2019

The median contractor rate for a SQL Developer was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 18 February 2019.

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
6 months to
18 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 212 183 171
Rank change year-on-year -29 -12 -55
Contract jobs requiring a SQL Developer 1,320 1,465 1,514
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.34% 1.47% 1.59%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.42% 1.55% 1.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,051 1,194 1,138
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £313 £300 £273
90th Percentile £600 £599 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +6.90% +3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 9 20
UK median hourly rate £52.50 £47.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.53% +26.67% -17.58%
10th Percentile £36.58 £37.45 £14.35
90th Percentile £66.25 £187.50 £50.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £52.50 £45.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +16.67% +12.50% -13.98%

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 93,179 94,778 90,291
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.65% 94.88% 94.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 61,685 62,897 58,858
UK median daily rate £460 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.22% +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £251
90th Percentile £644 £625 £606
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,913 2,824 3,217
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.70 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +3.89% -5.26%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.82 £10.63
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.14 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50

SQL Developer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 6 months to 18 February 2019.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Developer over the 6 months to 18 February 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for SQL Developer in the UK

SQL Developer
Top 17 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 6 months to 18 February 2019. 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 -26 1,230 £425 +3.03% 450
UK excluding London -9 733 £388 +6.90% 310
London -34 580 £488 +2.63% 164
North of England +24 242 £365 +5.42% 109
South East -53 179 £413 +10.00% 74
Yorkshire +9 123 £365 +12.31% 43
North West +12 106 £375 +7.14% 60
Midlands -15 86 £418 +19.29% 58
South West -10 72 £413 +10.00% 19
East of England -4 71 £400 +14.29% 26
West Midlands -5 60 £450 +28.57% 35
Scotland +4 50 £375 -3.23% 14
East Midlands 0 28 £375 +19.05% 23
Wales 0 26 £388 +3.33% 8
North East +2 13 £358 -15.88% 6
Northern Ireland +18 8 £397 -0.69% 2
Channel Islands - 1 £425 -

SQL Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 February 2019, SQL Developer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads featuring SQL Developer in the job title.

1 1,210 (91.67%) SQL
2 808 (61.21%) SQL Server
3 492 (37.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 482 (36.52%) C#
5 430 (32.58%) .NET
6 401 (30.38%) T-SQL
7 374 (28.33%) Agile Software Development
8 372 (28.18%) Finance
9 330 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 323 (24.47%) Business Intelligence
11 320 (24.24%) ETL
12 307 (23.26%) Data Warehouse
13 271 (20.53%) Microsoft
14 225 (17.05%) Oracle
15 197 (14.92%) Power BI
16 187 (14.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 184 (13.94%) Microsoft Azure
18 174 (13.18%) PL/SQL
19 169 (12.80%) Banking
20 167 (12.65%) Migration
21 158 (11.97%) ASP.NET
22 147 (11.14%) MVC
23 146 (11.06%) JavaScript
24 125 (9.47%) Data Migration
25 111 (8.41%) Analytical Skills
26 107 (8.11%) Data Modelling
27 104 (7.88%) TDD
28 102 (7.73%) Problem-Solving
28 102 (7.73%) AngularJS
29 101 (7.65%) SQL Server 2016

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 28 (2.12%) SharePoint
2 19 (1.44%) IIS
3 11 (0.83%) CMS
4 10 (0.76%) Skype for Business
5 9 (0.68%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 8 (0.61%) Apache Spark
6 8 (0.61%) Confluence
6 8 (0.61%) WebSphere
7 7 (0.53%) SAS
8 5 (0.38%) Elasticsearch
8 5 (0.38%) NServiceBus
8 5 (0.38%) SharePoint 2010
9 4 (0.30%) BizTalk Server
9 4 (0.30%) Sitecore CMS
10 3 (0.23%) Apache
10 3 (0.23%) ArcGIS
10 3 (0.23%) nginx
10 3 (0.23%) Tomcat
11 2 (0.15%) ColdFusion
11 2 (0.15%) Drupal
Applications
1 92 (6.97%) Microsoft Excel
2 29 (2.20%) Microsoft Office
3 8 (0.61%) Chatbot
4 4 (0.30%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (0.23%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.076%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.076%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.076%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 23 (1.74%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.30%) Infor M3
3 3 (0.23%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.23%) Oracle Financials
3 3 (0.23%) SAP ERP
3 3 (0.23%) SystmOne
4 2 (0.15%) ResourceLink
5 1 (0.076%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.076%) FastStats
5 1 (0.076%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.076%) Oracle Cash Management
5 1 (0.076%) Oracle Retail
5 1 (0.076%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 1 (0.076%) SAP Business One
5 1 (0.076%) Siebel CRM
5 1 (0.076%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 184 (13.94%) Microsoft Azure
2 44 (3.33%) Amazon AWS
3 23 (1.74%) Azure Data Factory
4 15 (1.14%) Dynamics 365
4 15 (1.14%) Google Cloud Platform
5 12 (0.91%) PaaS
6 11 (0.83%) Apigee
6 11 (0.83%) IaaS
7 9 (0.68%) Office 365
8 7 (0.53%) GitHub
9 6 (0.45%) Serverless
10 4 (0.30%) Boomi
11 3 (0.23%) AWS Lambda
12 2 (0.15%) Amazon EC2
12 2 (0.15%) Amazon Glacier
12 2 (0.15%) Amazon S3
12 2 (0.15%) AWS CloudFormation
12 2 (0.15%) SaaS
13 1 (0.076%) Trello
13 1 (0.076%) Twilio
Communications & Networking
1 11 (0.83%) Skype
1 11 (0.83%) SSL
2 8 (0.61%) HTTP
3 6 (0.45%) Internet
4 4 (0.30%) TCP/IP
5 2 (0.15%) DMZ
5 2 (0.15%) Intranet
5 2 (0.15%) SSH
5 2 (0.15%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (0.076%) BIG-IP
6 1 (0.076%) Broadband
6 1 (0.076%) Firewall
6 1 (0.076%) FTP
6 1 (0.076%) Modbus
6 1 (0.076%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 808 (61.21%) SQL Server
2 492 (37.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 330 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 307 (23.26%) Data Warehouse
5 197 (14.92%) Power BI
6 187 (14.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 101 (7.65%) SQL Server 2016
8 86 (6.52%) SQL Server 2008
9 85 (6.44%) SQL Server 2012
10 80 (6.06%) Relational Database
11 75 (5.68%) SQL Server 2014
12 60 (4.55%) Oracle Database
13 49 (3.71%) PostgreSQL
14 44 (3.33%) Big Data
15 42 (3.18%) Azure SQL Database
16 40 (3.03%) RDBMS
17 35 (2.65%) MySQL
18 33 (2.50%) Oracle Reports
19 32 (2.42%) Oracle Database 11g
20 30 (2.27%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 88 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 72 (5.45%) Visual Studio
3 53 (4.02%) Git (software)
4 50 (3.79%) JIRA
5 49 (3.71%) Subversion
6 35 (2.65%) Oracle Forms
7 19 (1.44%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 18 (1.36%) Octopus Deploy
8 18 (1.36%) TeamCity
9 16 (1.21%) Jenkins
10 14 (1.06%) Visual Studio Team System
11 10 (0.76%) Toad
11 10 (0.76%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 9 (0.68%) ProC
13 8 (0.61%) Cucumber
13 8 (0.61%) Mercurial
13 8 (0.61%) NUnit
14 7 (0.53%) Hudson
14 7 (0.53%) MSTest
15 5 (0.38%) SpecFlow
General
1 372 (28.18%) Finance
2 169 (12.80%) Banking
3 48 (3.64%) Front Office
3 48 (3.64%) Investment Banking
3 48 (3.64%) Retail
4 21 (1.59%) Financial Institution
5 14 (1.06%) Telecoms
6 10 (0.76%) Legal
7 9 (0.68%) Back Office
7 9 (0.68%) Manufacturing
8 8 (0.61%) Marketing
9 7 (0.53%) Games
9 7 (0.53%) Law
10 6 (0.45%) Billing
10 6 (0.45%) Corporate Banking
10 6 (0.45%) Electronics
11 4 (0.30%) German Language
11 4 (0.30%) Publishing
12 3 (0.23%) French Language
12 3 (0.23%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 430 (32.58%) .NET
2 158 (11.97%) ASP.NET
3 102 (7.73%) AngularJS
4 101 (7.65%) .NET Framework
5 92 (6.97%) XML
6 88 (6.67%) HTML
7 81 (6.14%) CSS
8 79 (5.98%) Web Services
9 78 (5.91%) jQuery
10 72 (5.45%) ASP.NET MVC
10 72 (5.45%) WPF
11 65 (4.92%) ASP.NET Web API
12 63 (4.77%) WCF
13 62 (4.70%) Entity Framework
14 60 (4.55%) JSON
15 59 (4.47%) RESTful
16 39 (2.95%) WinForms
17 38 (2.88%) React
18 32 (2.42%) .NET Core
19 29 (2.20%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 111 (8.41%) Analytical Skills
2 51 (3.86%) Greenfield Project
3 32 (2.42%) Fixed Income
3 32 (2.42%) Self-Motivation
4 31 (2.35%) Hedge funds
5 29 (2.20%) Data Structures
5 29 (2.20%) Derivative
6 22 (1.67%) Reference Data
7 19 (1.44%) Enterprise Software
8 16 (1.21%) Mobile App
8 16 (1.21%) NHS
9 14 (1.06%) Management Information System
10 13 (0.98%) Credit Risk
10 13 (0.98%) Fintech
10 13 (0.98%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 11 (0.83%) OTC Derivatives
11 11 (0.83%) User Experience
12 10 (0.76%) Equities
13 7 (0.53%) Device Driver
13 7 (0.53%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 55 (4.17%) Windows
2 54 (4.09%) Linux
3 33 (2.50%) Unix
4 10 (0.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 8 (0.61%) CentOS
6 7 (0.53%) Windows Server
7 5 (0.38%) Android
7 5 (0.38%) Apple iOS
7 5 (0.38%) OpenVMS
7 5 (0.38%) Ubuntu
8 2 (0.15%) AIX
8 2 (0.15%) Solaris
8 2 (0.15%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (0.15%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.076%) MVS
9 1 (0.076%) Oracle Linux
9 1 (0.076%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 374 (28.33%) Agile Software Development
2 323 (24.47%) Business Intelligence
3 320 (24.24%) ETL
4 167 (12.65%) Migration
5 147 (11.14%) MVC
6 125 (9.47%) Data Migration
7 107 (8.11%) Data Modelling
8 104 (7.88%) TDD
9 102 (7.73%) Problem-Solving
10 92 (6.97%) Performance Tuning
11 88 (6.67%) Analytics
12 81 (6.14%) Data Analysis
13 75 (5.68%) Kimball Methodology
14 74 (5.61%) Scrum
15 67 (5.08%) SDLC
16 60 (4.55%) Web Development
17 59 (4.47%) Test Automation
18 57 (4.32%) Software Engineering
19 52 (3.94%) Asset Management
19 52 (3.94%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 1,210 (91.67%) SQL
2 482 (36.52%) C#
3 401 (30.38%) T-SQL
4 174 (13.18%) PL/SQL
5 146 (11.06%) JavaScript
6 92 (6.97%) Java
7 86 (6.52%) VBA
8 75 (5.68%) Python
9 49 (3.71%) PowerShell
10 45 (3.41%) VB.NET
11 31 (2.35%) VB
12 30 (2.27%) Shell Script
13 24 (1.82%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
14 22 (1.67%) R
15 21 (1.59%) Bash Shell
16 14 (1.06%) PHP
17 13 (0.98%) C
18 11 (0.83%) C++
18 11 (0.83%) Java 8
19 10 (0.76%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 83 (6.29%) Security Cleared
2 69 (5.23%) SC Cleared
3 52 (3.94%) Degree
4 14 (1.06%) Computer Science Degree
5 9 (0.68%) Microsoft Certification
6 7 (0.53%) BPSS Clearance
6 7 (0.53%) MCSE
7 6 (0.45%) Numerate Degree
8 5 (0.38%) ACCA
8 5 (0.38%) DV Cleared
9 3 (0.23%) DBS Check
9 3 (0.23%) MCITP
9 3 (0.23%) Oracle Certification
10 2 (0.15%) MCSA
10 2 (0.15%) OCA
11 1 (0.076%) BC Cleared
11 1 (0.076%) Master's Degree
11 1 (0.076%) OCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (2.73%) QA
2 28 (2.12%) Data Quality
3 12 (0.91%) IFRS
4 9 (0.68%) GDPR
5 7 (0.53%) Basel III
6 6 (0.45%) IFRS 9
7 4 (0.30%) PMO
8 3 (0.23%) COREP
8 3 (0.23%) FINREP
8 3 (0.23%) ISO 9001
8 3 (0.23%) SLA
8 3 (0.23%) TickIT
9 2 (0.15%) CRD IV
9 2 (0.15%) EMIR
10 1 (0.076%) Dodd-Frank
10 1 (0.076%) HL7
10 1 (0.076%) ISO 15022
10 1 (0.076%) ISO 20022
10 1 (0.076%) MiFID
10 1 (0.076%) Solvency II
System Software
1 15 (1.14%) Docker
2 3 (0.23%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.23%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (0.076%) HDFS
3 1 (0.076%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 11 (0.83%) Ansible
1 11 (0.83%) Kubernetes
2 5 (0.38%) Tivoli
3 3 (0.23%) MOM
3 3 (0.23%) Single Sign-On
4 2 (0.15%) Control-M
4 2 (0.15%) SCCM
4 2 (0.15%) SCOM
5 1 (0.076%) Amdocs OSS
5 1 (0.076%) TeamSite
5 1 (0.076%) Terraform
Vendors
1 271 (20.53%) Microsoft
2 225 (17.05%) Oracle
3 62 (4.70%) Tableau
4 22 (1.67%) Talend
5 20 (1.52%) Citrix
5 20 (1.52%) Google
6 19 (1.44%) IBM
6 19 (1.44%) Sybase
7 17 (1.29%) SAP
8 14 (1.06%) Informatica
9 10 (0.76%) ServiceNow
9 10 (0.76%) Telerik
10 9 (0.68%) RedGate
10 9 (0.68%) Teradata
10 9 (0.68%) TIBCO
11 7 (0.53%) Infragistics
12 6 (0.45%) Sitecore
13 5 (0.38%) MuleSoft
13 5 (0.38%) Perforce
13 5 (0.38%) Xamarin